Sixty-Six Mitsvot

The 7 laws of Noah are considered by many experts to be categories, meaning they can be expanded into several branches of Noahide law. In total, the 7 laws expand into 66 distinct articulations, which can be considered laws themselves. The provided material originates from the work of Dr. Aaron Lichtenstein; based on his interpretations of the Rambam.

[52 Negative, 14 Positive]

Law 1-No Idolatry
1-“Against entertaining the thought that there exists a deity except Hashem.” (Negative)
2-“Against making any graven image [& against having anyone else make one for us].” (Negative)
3-“Against making idols for use by others.” (Negative)
4-“Against making any forbidden statues [even when they are for ornamental purposes].” (Negative)
5-“Against bowing to any idol [& not to sacrifice nor to pour libation nor to burn incense before any idol, even where it is not the customary manner of worship to the particular idol].” (Negative)
6- “Against worshipping idols in any of their customary manners of worship.” (Negative)
7-“Against causing our children to pass [through the fire] in the worship of Molech.” (Negative)
8-“Against practicing Ov.” (Negative)
9- “Against practicing Yiddoni.” (Negative)
10-“Against turning to idolatry [in word, in thought, in deed, or by any observance that may draw us to its worship].” (Negative)
Law 2-No Blasphemy
1-“To acknowledge the existence of G-d.” (Positive )
2- “To fear G-d.” (Positive )
3-“To pray to Him.” (Positive )
4-“To sanctify G-d’s name [in face of death, where appropriate].” (Positive )
5-“Against desecrating G-d’s name [even in face of death, when appropriate].” (Negative )
6- “To study the Torah.” (Positive)
7-“To honor the scholars, and to revere one’s teacher.” (Positive )
8-Against blaspheming.” (Negative)
Law 3-No Murder
1-“Against any person murdering anyone.” (Negative).
Law 4-No Adultry
1-“Against [a man] having union with his mother.” (Negative)
2″Against [a man] having union with his sister.” (Negative)
3-“Against [a man] having union with the wife of his father.” (Negative )
4-“Against [a man] having union with another man’s wife.” (Negative )
5-“Against [a man] copulating with a beast.” (Negative )
6- “Against [a man] lying carnally with a male.” (Negative )
7-“Against [a man] lying carnally with his father.” (Negative )
8-“Against [a man] lying carnally with his father’s brother.” (Negative )
9- “Against engaging in erotic conduct that may lead to a prohibited union.”(Negative)
Law 5-No Theft
1-“Against stealing. (i.e., by stealth)” (Negative )
2-“Against committing robbery. (i.e., openly)” (Negative )
3-“Against shifting a landmark.” (Negative )
4-“Against cheating.” (Negative )
5-“Against repudiating a claim of money owed.” (Negative)
6- “Against overcharging.” (Negative )
7-“Against coveting.” (Negative )
8-“Against desiring.” (Negative )
9- “A laborer shall be allowed to eat of the fruits among which he works (under certain conditions).” (Positive )
10-“Against a laborer eating of such fruit (when certain conditions are not met).” (Negative )
11-“Against a laborer taking of such fruit home.” (Negative )
12-“Against kidnapping.” (Negative )
13-“Against the use of false weights & measures.” (Negative )
14-“Against the possession of false weights & measures.” (Negative )
15-“That one shall be exact in the use of weights & measures.” (Positive )
16-“That the robber shall return [or pay for] the stolen object.” (Positive )
Law 6-No eating the flesh of a living animal
1-“Against eating a limb severed from a living animal, beast, or fowl.” (Negative )
2-“Against eating the flesh of any animal which was torn by a wild beast which, in part, prohibits the eating of such flesh as was torn off an animal while it was still alive.” (Negative )
Law 7- Establish Courts Of Justice
1-“To appoint judges and officers in each and every community.” (Positive )
2-“To treat the litigants equally before the law.” (Positive )
3-“To inquire diligently into the testimony of a witness.” (Positive )
4-“Against the wanton miscarriage of justice by the court.” (Negative )
5-“Against the judge accepting a bribe or gift from a litigant.” (Negative )
6- “Against the judge showing marks of honor to but one litigant.” (Negative )
7-“Against the judge acting in fear of a litigant’s threats.” (Negative )
8-“Against the judge, out of compassion, favoring a poor litigant.” (Negative
9- “Against the judge discriminating against the litigant because he is a sinner.” (Negative )
10-“Against the judge, out of softness, putting aside the penalty of a mauler or killer.” (Negative )
11-“Against the judge discriminating against a stranger or an orphan.” (Negative)
12-“Against the judge hearing one litigant in the absence of another.” (Negative )
13-“Against appointing a judge who lacks knowledge of the Law.” (Negative )
14-“Against incrimination by circumstantial evidence.” (Negative )
15-“Against punishing for a crime committed under duress.” (Negative )
16-“That the court is to administer the death penalty by the sword [i.e., decapitation].” (Positive )
17-“Against anyone taking the law into his own hands to kill the perpetrator of a capital crime.” (Negative )
18-“To testify in court.” (Positive )
19-“Against testifying falsely.” (Negative )”