Teachings of Christ from Deuteronomy – Part 2

The Teachings of Christ from the *Covenant in Deuteronomy - Part 2


When we refer to the teachings of Christ we are referring to the direct teachings that Christ Himself spoke, as well as His teachings reflected by those He taught - that is, His Disciples.


Most Bibles have references in their margins, referring to Christ's teachings, that can be tracked back, in most cases, to the Book of Deuteronomy.


The following is Part 2 of a three part series of charts, with references from the *Covenant in Deuteronomy with corresponding teachings of Christ. 


Note: this is not a comprehensive list and is being continually updated. (all references from the RSV Bible unless otherwise stated)


*(For more information on the Covenant in Deuteronomy please go to our main study - Welcome to our Study: Start Here)

Part 2: Statutes Governing Worship and a Holy Life:


Deuteronomy Chapters 12 -16


Deut 12:1 These are the statutes and ordinances that you must diligently observe in the land that the Lord, ... has given you to occupy all the days that you live …


  • John 14:15 (Jesus) “If you love me, keep my commandments”


Deut 12:2-3 You must demolish completely all the places where the nations whom you are about to dispossess served their gods ...Break down their altars, smash their pillars…


  • 1 Cor 10:14 (Paul) ... flee from the worship of idols.


Deut 12: 5-18 But you shall seek the place that the Lord your God will choose ... You shall go there, bringing your burnt offerings…


  • John 4:20-23 (Jesus talking to the Women at the well) ... V23 when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, John 7: 2, 10, 14, 37 Jesus goes to the Feast


Deut 12: 9 Take care you do not neglect the Levite as long as you live in your land.


  • 1 Cor 9:14 (Paul refers to those who serve in the temple) ... the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the Gospel should get their living by the gospel. Also 2 Cor 11:8-9


Deut 12:28 ... obey all these words so that it may go well with you and your children forever, because you will be doing what is good and right in the sight of the Lord


  • Ephes 6: 1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right...so that it may be well with you…


Deut 12:30 Take heed that you do not ensnare to follow them, ... and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying ‘How did these nations serve their gods? - that I may do likewise.’


  • Rom 1:20-23 ...they exchanged God, for images resembling a man, birds, animals


Deut 13:1-2 If a prophet arises among you,... and gives you a sign or a wonder ... and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods’... you shall not listen to the words of that prophet... 


  • Matt 24:23-24 (V24) false messiahs and false prophets will appear, to lead astray... 


Deut 14:1-2 You must not cut yourselves or shave your foreheads for the dead, for you are a people holy to the Lord your God …


  • 1 Cor 6:9-10 ... the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God ... neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor ... will inherit the Kingdom of God Also 1 Pet 2:9


Deut 14:3-21 You shall not eat any abominable thing. These are the animal you may eat: the ox, the sheep ... Animal that divide the hoof and chew the cud…


  • Acts 10:14 (Peter) “No Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean” Also Acts 11:8 


Deut 14:22-26 “You shall tithe all the yield of your seed, which comes forth from the field year by year, in the place which He will choose, ... you shall eat the tithe…


  • John 7:2, 10, 14 & 37 (V2) festival of booths was near ... (V10) after his brothers had gone to the festival, then he also went...(V37) the last day of the Feast, ... Jesus stood up…


Deut 14:28 At the end of every three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your produce in the same year... the Levite, the widow, shall eat and be filled …


  • Acts 4:32-37 (a similar concept of providing and sharing so everyone had according to their needs)


Deut 15:1  At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release,...every creditor shall release what he has lent ...because the Lord’s release has been proclaimed


  • Luke 4:18-19 “... he has anointed me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight ...liberty...the acceptable year of the Lord (commonly known as Year of Jubilee)


Deut 15:7 If there is among you a poor man...(V10) You shall give to him freely


  • Rom 15:25 - 27  At present, however, I am going to Jerusalem with aid for the saints.  For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make some contribution for the poor among the saints at Jerusalem; they were pleased to do it, and indeed they are in debt to them, for if the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings., Also Luke 19:8, Gal 2:10, 2 Cor 9:8-9


Deut 15:12 ... he shall serve you 6 years, and in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you…


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Deut 15:19  All the firstling males that are born of your herds...you shall consecrate to the Lord…


  • There is a New Covenant parallel for this verse as Jesus Christ was the sacrifice on which all would be saved. John 3:16-17 The sacrifice is that He was God’s only son and became flesh, John 1:14 and Phill 2: 5-8, He was without sin, Heb 4: 25 and 1 John 3: 5, therefore the firstborn of the dead is Christ, 1 Cor 15:23, also He was sinless - fitting the description of the first born male of the flock which was to be sacrificed.


Deut 16:1-8  ... keep the Passover to the Lord, for six days you shall eat unleavened bread, on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly to the Lord


  • Luke 22:1,7  Now the Feast of Unleavened bread drew near, which is called the Passover. Also Matt 26:19, Luke 2:41


Deut 16:9 You shall count seven weeks ... feast of weeks (Pentecost) 


  • Acts 2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place…


Deut 16:13 You shall keep the feast of booths seven days


  • John 7:2, 7, 10, 14, & 37 Now the Jew’s Feast of Tabernacles was at hand, (V10) then he also went up, not publically but in private.


Deut 16:16 Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord ... which he will choose; at the Feast of ULB, Feast of Weeks, Feast of Booths (Tabernacles)


  • John 7:2, 10, 14 & 37 (V2) festival of booths was near ... (V10) after his brothers had gone to the festival, then he also went...(V37) the last day of the Feast, ... Jesus stood up…


  • John 2: 23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs which he did;


Deut 16:18 You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns, you shall not pervert justice...you shall not take a bribe..


  • The principle of this scripture is to be of good conduct and honest, especially those in positions of authority. The following scriptures from Hebrews, Ephesians and James reflect this - Heb 13:18  ‘Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.’ Ephes 4:22 -32 and James 3:13-18


Deut 16:21-22 You shall not plant a tree as Asherah beside the altar of the Lord, ... you shall not set up a pillar, which the Lord your God hates.


  • 1Co 6:9  Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts, 


Go to: Teachings of Christ from Deuteronomy: Part 1 


Go to: Teachings of Christ from Deuteronomy: Part 3 

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