If you want to learn more about the Hebrew Bible or the Five Books of Moses, look at these Torah quotes.
The Torah is a compilation of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Although it is known as the Pentateuch or Christians know it as the Five Books of Moses, it is known as the Written Torah in Jewish tradition.
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Although the first five books are often referred to as the Torah, some references to the Torah reference the entire Hebrew Bible.
The complete Torah comprises 24 books, and in Hebrew, the term means “to guide” or “to teach.”
As with any religion, the Torah must be studied to learn more about the Hebrew religion.
Take a look at these Torah quotes to learn more about the Hebrew Bible.
Torah Quotes from Be-reshit
Here are some quotes from Be-reshit, also known as Genesis, the first book.
1. “The Lord was with Joseph, and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master.” — Genesis 39: 2
2. “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” — Genesis 2: 18
3. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” — Genesis 1:27
4. “Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.’” — Genesis 9:1
5. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” — Genesis 2: 24
6. “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” — Genesis 50:20
7. “The Lord had said to Abraham, ‘Leave your country, your people, and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.’” — Genesis 12:1
8. “So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.” — Genesis 45: 8
9. “That night, the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am the God of your father, Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.’” — Genesis 26: 24
10. “Whenever I bring clouds over the earth, and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.” — Genesis 9: 14-15
Torah Quotes from Shemot
Here are some known scriptures from Shemot, also known as Exodus.
11. “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” — Exodus 14:14
12. “So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.” — Exodus 2:25
13. “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.” — Exodus 12:14
14. “But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly.” — Exodus 1: 12
15. “And God said, ‘I will be with you. And this will the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.’” — Exodus 3: 12
16. “But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.” — Exodus 2:3
17. “In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out; but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out—until the day it lifted.” — Exodus 40:36-37
18. “The Lord said to him, ‘Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.’” — Exodus 4:11
19. “But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore.” — Exodus 14: 14
20. “As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one of the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.” — Exodus 17:11-12
Torah Quotes from Va-yikra
Here are some scriptures from Va-yikra, also known as Leviticus.
21. “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the Lord.” — Leviticus 19:18
22. “Keep ye My statutes, and do them: I am the Lord who sanctify you.” — Leviticus 20:8
23. “The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.” — Leviticus 6:13
24. “And so you can teach the Israelites all the decrees the LORD has given them through Moses.” — Leviticus 10:11
25. “Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.” — Leviticus 18:25
26. “Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it, and so consecrated them.” — Leviticus 8:10
27. “Keep all my decrees and laws and follow them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live may not vomit you out.” — Leviticus 20:22
28. “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.” — Leviticus 19:18
29. “You are to lay your hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on your behalf to make atonement for you.” — Leviticus 1:4
30. “A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.” — Leviticus 27:30
Torah Quotes from Be-midbar
Here are some important scriptures from Be-midbar or Numbers.
31. “On the fourteenth day of the first month, the Lord’s Passover is to be held.” — Numbers 28:16
32. “Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.” — Numbers 12:3
33. “See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many.” — Numbers 13:18
34. “The people rise like a lioness; they rouse themselves like a lion that does not rest till it devours its prey and drinks the blood of its victims.” — Nubmers 23:24
35. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” — Numbers 6:24-26
36. “God is not a human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” — Numbers 23:19
37. “Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land because we will swallow them up. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.” — Numbers 14: 9
38. “Let us pass through your country. We will not turn aside into any field or vineyard or drink water from any well. We will travel along the King’s Highway until we have passed through your territory.” — Numbers 21:22
39. “And they called the whole community together on the first day of the second month. The people registered their ancestry by their clans and families, and the men twenty years old or more were listed by name, one by one.” — Numbers 1:18
40. “I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take some of the power of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them. They will share the burden of the people with you so that you will not have to carry it alone.” — Numbers 11:17
Torah Quotes from Devarim
These quotes are from the ten commandments shared with Moses from God.
41. “You shall not steal.” — Deuteronomy 5:19
42. “You shall not murder.” — Deuteronomy 5:17
43. “You shall not commit adultery.” — Deuteronomy 5:18
44. “You shall have no other gods before me.” — Deuteronomy 5:7
45. “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” — Deuteronomy 5:20
46. “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you.” — Deuteronomy 5:12
47. “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.” — Deuteronomy 5:11
48. “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.” — Deuteronomy 5:8
49. “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” — Deuteronomy 5:16
50. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” — Deuteronomy 5:21
What Content is Included in the Torah?
The Torah includes the beginning of time when God created the world and speaks about the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
The first five books of the Torah end with Moses dying before the people of Israel cross to the promised land.
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