Judgment and Conduct of Judges

  1. Do not refuse to help a man or an animal which is collapsing under its burden. (Exodus 23:5) (Deuteronomy 22:4)

  2. Do not use dishonest weights and measures. (Leviticus 19:35)

  3. Do not possess inaccurate weights and measures. (Deuteronomy 25:13-14)

  4. A judge must not pervert justice by rendering his own opinion. He must judge according to AHYAHA’s Laws. (Leviticus 19:15)

  5. A judge must not accept bribes. (Exodus 23:8)

  6. A judge must not show partiality to the rich. (Leviticus 19:15)

  7. A judge must not be afraid to give Righteous Judgment. (Deuteronomy 1:17)

  8. A judge must not show partiality to the poor. (Leviticus 19:15)

  9. A judge must not deny justice to the poor in his lawsuit. (Exodus 23:6)

  10. A judge must not show pity to the guilty. (Deuteronomy 19:11-13, 21)

  11. A judge must not pervert the justice due to the stranger or the fatherless. (Deuteronomy 24:17)

  12. Do not spread a false report. (Exodus 23:1)

  13. Do not fail to report sin or testify in an investigation. (Leviticus 5:1)

  14. Do not follow the crowd in doing evil. (Exodus 23:2)

  15. Do not appoint as judge one who is ignorant of AHYAHA’s Laws. (Deuteronomy 1:13)

  16. Do not give false testimony in a lawsuit or investigation. (Exodus 20:16)

  17. The judges must not accept false testimony in a case. (Deuteronomy 19:16-17)

  18. Do not judge a person for the actions of either their parents or their children. (Deuteronomy 24:16)

  19. Do not judge a matter on the testimony of one witness, or on circumstantial evidence. (Deuteronomy 19:15)

  20. Do not murder. (Exodus 20:13)

  21. The judges must not condemn an innocent or righteous person. (Exodus 23:7)

  22. Do not judge a matter until it has been fully investigated. (Deuteronomy 19:18)

  23. Do not put a murderer to death before the judges hear his case. (Numbers 35:12)

  24. Do not fail to carry out the sentence of judgment. (Deuteronomy 17:11-12)

  25. Do not punish the innocent victim of crime. (Deuteronomy 22:26)

  26. Do not accept ransom from one who willfully murdered. He must surely be put to death. (Numbers 35:31)

  27. Do not accept ransom from one who killed accidentally. He must remain at the city of refuge. (Numbers 35:32)

  28. Do not endanger anyone’s life. (Leviticus 19:16)

  29. Do not neglect to protect against hazards. (Deuteronomy 22:8)

  30. Do not mislead another person by giving unlawful advice. (Leviticus 19:14)

  31. Do not administer more punishment than the Law allows. (Deuteronomy 25:2-3)

  32. Do not go about tale-bearing or slandering about anyone. (Leviticus 19:16)

  33. Do not bear hatred for anyone. (Leviticus 19:17)

  34. Do not share in another’s guilt by not correcting sin. (Leviticus 19:17)

  35. Do not seek revenge against your fellow man. (Leviticus 19:18)

  36. Do not bear a grudge against your fellow man. (Leviticus 19:18)

  37. Do not take the mother when taking the young birds. (Deuteronomy 22:6)

  38. Do not shave a diseased area of skin. (Leviticus 13:33)

  39. Do not remove the signs of leprosy. (Deuteronomy 24:8)

  40. Do not neglect to inform the priests when a dead body is found. (Deuteronomy 21:1-2)

  41. Do not permit a witch to live. (Exodus 22:18)

  42. Do not force a bridegroom to perform military service during the first year of his marriage. (Deuteronomy 24:5)

  43. Do not rebel against the teaching of AHYAHA’s anointed servants. (Deuteronomy 17:11)

  44. Do not add to any of AHYAHA’s Laws. (Deuteronomy 4:2)

  45. Do not take away from AHYAHA’s Laws. (Deuteronomy 4:2)

  46. Do not curse, revile or rebel against AHYAHA’s appointed judges. (Exodus 22:28)

  47. Do not curse, revile or rebel against the authority placed by AHYAHA. (Exodus 22:28)

  48. Do not curse the deaf. (Leviticus 19:14)

  49. Do not curse parents or teachers. (Exodus 21:17)

  50. Do not strike or become violent with parents or teachers. (Exodus 21:15)

  51. Do not work on the Sabbath. (Exodus 20:10, 31:15)

  52. Do not conduct personal business on the Sabbath. (Exodus 16:29)

  53. Do not kindle anger or wrath on the Sabbath. (Exodus 35:3; Deuteronomy 32:22)

  54. Do not work on the first day of The Feast of Unleavened Bread. (Exodus 12:16)

  55. Do not work on the seventh day of The Feast of Unleavened Bread. (Exodus 12:16)

  56. Do not work on The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost). (Leviticus 23:21)

  57. Do not work on The Feast of Trumpets. (Leviticus 23:24-25)

  58. Do not work on the first day of The Feast of Tabernacles. (Leviticus 23:35)

  59. Do not work on The Last Great Day. (Leviticus 23:36)

  60. Do not work on the Day of Atonement. (Leviticus 23:28)