'The Law' in Greek was 'Nomos' which was Hebrew for 'Torah'-i.e. The Mosaic Law.

Christianity confuses two simple words:  "The Law" and has built an entire doctrine of man based on the misunderstanding and use of the words as found in the New Testament.

The following list of King James scripture points out where the phrase 'The Law' occurs, where the translation is specificall the Greek word 'Nomos' (Strongs #3551).


Strongs #3551
nomos nom'-os from a primary nemo meaning “to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals”; law specially, of Moses (including the volume); or figuratively (a principle):--law.


'Nomos' specifically referred to the Law of Moses, and this term and conversation was used throughout the New Testament.  The use of 'The Law' was targeted towards teaching 1st century Jews that the works of the Mosaic Law were not needed for salvation. 

This has caused confusion in our day causing some to falsely believe that 'we are not under laws' and 'Jesus isn't about laws' "the commandments given by Jesus were not needed for salvation, etc..." Falsehood.

Christians confuse the specific references to the Mosaic Law and mis-understand the meaning, concluding that we are no longer under any laws by God, or that no works have bearing on salvation.  This all comes from a misunderstanding of the scriptural use of the words 'The Law.'

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List of King James Scriptures and 'The Law' where 'Law' means Nomos--i.e. The Mosaic Law. Matthew 5:19 Think not that I am come to destroy the law3551, or the prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

Matthew 5:20 For verily I say unto you, heaven and earth must pass away, but one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law3551, until all be fulfilled.
Matthew 5:21 Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so to do, he shall in no wise be saved in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach these commandments of the law3551 until it be fulfilled, the same shall be called great, and shall be saved in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 7:6 And Jesus said unto his disciples, Beholdest thou the Scribes, and the Pharisees, and the Priests, and the Levites? They teach in their synagogues, but do not observe the law3551, nor the commandments; and all have gone out of the way, and are under sin.
Matthew 7:7 Go thou and say unto them, Why teach ye men the law3551 and the commandments, when ye yourselves are the children of corruption?
Matthew 7:15 And they will say, We have the law3551 for our salvation, and that is sufficient for us.
Matthew 7:21 Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law3551 and the prophets.
Matthew 9:19 But Jesus said unto them, Ye keep not the law3551. If ye had kept the law3551, ye would have received me, for I am he who gave the law3551.
Matthew 11:13 But the days will come, when the violent shall have no power; for all the prophets and the law3551 prophesied that it should be thus until John.
Matthew 12:4 Or have ye not read in the law3551, how that on the Sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and ye say they are blameless?
(Lawyer who came tempting, ‘Laywer’ was not a magistrate of civil law, but of the Law of Moses—it was a special title of Nomikos, which is derived from 3551, and means “expert in the Mosaic Law.”)
Matthew 22:35 Master, which is the great commandment in the law3551? (Believers usually refer to him as Lord, unbelievers usually referred to him as Master).
Matthew 22:39 On these two commandments hang all the law3551and the prophets.
Luke 24:43 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law3551 of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me.
John 1:17 For the law3551 was given through Moses, but life and truth came through Jesus Christ.
John 1:18 For the law3551 was after a carnal commandment, to the administration of death; but the gospel was after the power of an endless life, through Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father.
John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law3551, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. fulfilled.
Acts 6:13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law3551;
Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the law3551and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law3551 of Moses.
Acts 15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law3551 of Moses.
Acts 15:24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain men which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law3551; to whom we gave no such commandment;
Acts 18:13 Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law3551.
Acts 19:38 Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law3551 is open, and there are deputies; let them implead one another.
Acts 21:20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law3551;
Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law; and as many as have sinned in the law3551shall be judged by the law3551;
Romans 2:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law3551, and makest thy boast of God,
Romans 2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law3551; but if thou be a breaker of the law3551, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
Romans 2:26 Therefore, if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law3551, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
Romans 2:27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law3551, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law3551?
Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law3551 saith, it saith to them who are under the law3551; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Romans 3:20 For by the law3551 is the knowledge of sin; therefore by the deeds of the law3551 shall no flesh be justified in his sight.
Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works?Nay; but by the law3551of faith. (Law of works equated with Law of Moses)
Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith alone without the deeds of the law3551.
Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law3551 through faith? God forbid; yea, we establish the law3551.
Romans 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by the law3551 of works, he hath to glory in himself; but not of God.
Romans 4:4 Now to him who is justified by the law3551 of works, is the reward reckoned, not of grace, but of debt.
Romans 4:5 But to him that seeketh not to be justified by the law3551 of works, but believeth on him who justifieth not the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Romans 4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without the law3551 of works,
Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law3551, but through the righteousness of faith.
Romans 4:14 For if they which are of the law3551 be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect;
Romans 4:15 Because the law3551 worketh wrath; for where no law is, there is no transgression.
Romans 4:16 Therefore ye are justified of faith and works, through grace, to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to them only who are of the law3551, but to them also who are of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
Romans 5:13 (For, before the law3551, sin was in the world; yet sin is not imputed to those who have no law.
Romans 5:20 Moreover the law3551 entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound;
Romans 6:14 For in so doing sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law3551, but under grace.
Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law3551, but under grace: God forbid.
Romans 7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law3551,) how that the law3551 hath dominion over a man only as long as he liveth?
Romans 7:2 For the woman which hath a husband is bound by the law3551 to her husband only as long as he liveth; for if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law3551 of her husband.
Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law3551 by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
Romans 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sin, which were not according to the law3551, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law3551 wherein we were held, being dead to the law, that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law3551 sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law3551; for I had not known lust, except the law3551 had said, Thou shalt not covet.
Romans 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law3551 sin was dead.
Romans 7:9 For once I was alive without transgression of the law3551, but when the commandment of Christ came, sin revived, and I died.
Romans 7:12 Nevertheless, I found the law3551 to be holy, and the commandment to be holy, and just, and good.
Romans 7:14 For we know that the commandment is spiritual; but when I was under law3551 law, I was yet canal, sold under sin.
Romans 7:17 If then I do not that which I would not allow, I consent unto the law3551, that it is good; and I am not condemned.
Romans 7:20 For the good that I would have done when under the law3551, I find not to be good; therefore, I do it not.
Romans 7:21 But the evil which I would not do under the law3551, I find to be good; that, I do.
Romans 7:22 Now if I do that, through the assistance of Christ, I would not do under the law3551, I am not under the law3551; and it is no more that I seek to do wrong, but to subdue sin that dwelleth in me.
Romans 7:23 I find then that under the law3551, that when I would do good evil was present with me; for I delight in the law3551 of God after the inward man.
Romans 7:25 But my members are warring against the law3551 of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law3551 of sin which is in my members.
Romans 7:26 And if I subdue not the sin which is in me, but with the flesh serve the law3551 of sin; O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Romans 7:27 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord, then, that so with the mind I myself serve the law3551 of God.
Romans 8:2 For the law3551 of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law3551 of sin and death.
Romans 8:3 For what the law3551 could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh;
Romans 8:4 That the righteousness of the law3551 might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law3551 of God, neither indeed can be.
Romans 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law3551 of righteousness, hath not attained to the law3551 of righteousness.
Romans 9:32 Wherefore they stumbled at that stumbling stone, not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law3551;
Romans 10:Intro The righteousness of the law3551, and of faith contrasted.
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law3551 for righteousness to everyone that believeth.
Romans 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law3551, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
Romans 13:8 Therefore owe no man anything, but to love one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law3551.
Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law3551.
I Corinthians 7:39 The wife is bound by the law3551 as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
I Corinthians 9:8 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law3551 the same also?
I Corinthians 9:9 For it is written in the law3551 of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
I Corinthians 9:20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law3551, as under the law3551, that I might gain them that are under the law3551;
I Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to rule; but to be under obedience, as also saith the law3551.
I Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law3551.
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law3551, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law3551; for by the works of the law3551shall no flesh be justified.
Every use of the word ‘Law’ in Galations and Ephesians, is the word Nomos—the Law of Moses.
Galatians 2:19 For I through the law3551 am dead to the law3551, that I might live unto God.
Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God; for if righteousness come by the law3551, then Christ is dead in vain.
Galatians 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law3551, or by the hearing of faith?
Galatians 3:5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law3551, or by the hearing of faith?
Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law3551 are under the curse; for it is written, Cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law3551 to do them.
Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law3551 in the sight of God, it is evident; for, The just shall live by faith.
Galatians 3:12 And the law3551 is not of faith; but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law3551, being made a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree;
Galatians 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law3551, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
Galatians 3:18 For if the inheritance is of the law3551, then it is no more of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
Galatians 3:19 Wherefore then, the law3551 was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made in the law3551 given to Moses, who was ordained by the hand of angels to be a mediator of this first covenant, (the law3551.)
Galatians 3:20 Now this mediator was not a mediator of the new covenant; but there is one mediator of the new covenant, who is Christ, as it is written in the law3551 concerning the promises made to Abraham and his seed. Now Christ is the mediator of life; for this is the promise which God made unto Abraham.
Galatians 3:21 Is the law3551 then against the promises of God? God forbid; for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law3551.
Galatians 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law3551, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law3551 was our schoolmaster until Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his son, made of a woman, made under the law3551,
Galatians 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law3551, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Galatians 4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law3551, do ye not hear the law3551?
Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law3551; ye are fallen from grace.
Galatians 5:14 For all the law3551 is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law3551.
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law3551 of Christ.
Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law3551; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law3551 of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Philippians 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law3551, a Pharisee;
Philippians 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law3551, blameless.
Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law3551, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith;
I Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law3551 is good, if a man use if lawfully;
I Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law3551 is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law3551; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Hebrews 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law3551,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
Hebrews 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law3551.
Hebrews 7:16 Who is made, not after the law3551 of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
Hebrews 7:19 For the law3551 was administered without an oath and made nothing perfect, but was only the bringing in of a better hope; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
Hebrews 7:27 For the law3551 maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law3551, maketh the Son, who is consecrated forevermore.
Hebrews 8:4 Therefore while he was on the earth, he offered for a sacrifice his own life for the sins of the people. Now every priest under the law3551, must needs offer gifts, or sacrifices, according to the law3551.
Hebrews 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law3551, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book and all the people,
Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law3551 purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Hebrews 10:1 For the law3551 having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices, which they offered continually year by year make the comers thereunto perfect.
Hebrews 10:8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law3551;

James 2:11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law3551.


Two types of works were discussed in the New Testament:  Works commanded by the Mosaic Law and Works commanded by Jesus.  The Mosaic Law works were fulfilled and no longer required; however, the works of Jesus Christ were commanded to be kept, for it is by them, the bible clearly says, that we will be judged.

Many Evangelical preachers teach that works have no bearing on salvation.  The Bible clearly does not teach so. By starting with Ephesians 2:8, some build a false foundation by eschewing works, when perhaps Ephesians 2:8 is the 'end of the journey.'  The radio preachers too often fail to discern the difference between scriptures dealing with the Mosaic law and scriptures dealing with Jesus commanded works. 



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