Torah Reading – Aharei Mot – One New Man Bible – May 3, 2019

Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30

Day of Atonement Service

16.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD* and died; 2. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Speak to Aaron your brother, so at all times he does not come into the Holy Place within the veil before the cover, which is on the Ark, so he does not die: for I shall appear in the cloud upon the cover. 3. Thus will Aaron come into the Holy Place with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering. 4. He will put on the holy linen tunic and he will have the linen breeches upon his flesh and will be girded with a linen belt and he will be attired with the linen turban. These are holy garments, therefore he will immerse his flesh in water and so put them on. 5. And he will take from the congregation of the children of Israel two he goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering. 6. And Aaron will offer his bull of the sin offering, which is for himself and make atonement for himself and for his house. 7.And he will take the two goats and present them before the LORD* at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 8. And Aaron will cast lots upon the two goats, one lot for the LORD* and the other lot for Azazel. 9. And Aaron will bring the goat upon which the LORD’s* lot fell and offer him for a sin offering. 10. But the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel will be presented alive before the LORD* to make atonement with him and to let him go for Azazel into the wilderness.

11. And Aaron will bring the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and will make atonement for himself and for his house, and will kill the bull of the sin offering which is for himself. 12. And he will take a fire-pan full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the LORD* and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small and bring it within the veil, (Rev. 8:5) 13. and he will put the incense upon the fire before the LORD*, so the cloud of the incense may cover the cover that is over the Testimony, so he will not die 14. and he will take of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger upon the east side of the cover, and he will sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times in front of the cover. 15. Then he will kill the goat of the sin offering that is for the people, and bring its blood inside the veil and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bull and sprinkle it on the cover and in front of the cover. 16. And he will make atonement for the Holy Place because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins, and so he will do for the Tent of Meeting, and because of the One Who remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness. 17. And no one will be in the Tent of Meeting when he goes in to make atonement in the Holy Place until he comes out and has made atonement for himself and for his household and for the whole congregation of Israel. 18. And he will go out to the altar that is before the LORD* and make atonement for it and will take from the blood of the bull and of the blood of the goat, and put it on the horns of the altar all around. 19. And he will sprinkle some of the blood upon it with his finger seven times and cleanse it and sanctify it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.

16:20. “And when he has made an end of atoning for the Holy Place and the Tent of Meeting and the altar, he will bring the live goat, 21. and Aaron will lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat and will send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a fit man. 22. And the goat will bear upon itself all their iniquities to a land not inhabited, and he will let the goat go in the wilderness. 23. And Aaron will come into the Tent of Meeting and will put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the Holy Place, and will leave them there, 24. and he will immerse his flesh in water in a Holy Place and put on his garments and come out, and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people and make atonement for himself and for the people. 25. And he will burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar. 26. And he who lets the goat for Azazel go will wash his clothes and immerse his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp. 27. And the bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, will one carry forth outside the camp, and they will burn their skins and their flesh and their dung in fire. 28. And he who burns them will wash his clothes and immerse his flesh in water, and afterward he will come into the camp.

16:29. “And this will be a statute forever for you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month you will afflict your souls and do no work at all, whether it is one of your own country or a stranger that lives among you, 30. for on that day the priest will make atonement for you, to cleanse you so you may be clean from all your sins before the LORD*. 31. It will be a Sabbath of rest for you and you will afflict your souls, by a statute forever. 32. And the priest whom he will anoint, and whom he will consecrate to minister in the priest’s office in his father’s stead, will make the atonement, and will put on the linen clothes, the holy garments, 33. and he will make atonement for the holy Sanctuary and he will make atonement for the Tent of Meeting and for the altar, and he will make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the congregation. 34. And this will be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year.”

And he, Aaron, did as the LORD* commanded Moses.

Instructions for Preparing Meat

17.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the children of Israel and say to them, This is the thing which the LORD* has commanded saying,

17:3. “Any man whatsoever of the House of Israel who kills an ox or lamb or goat in the camp, or who kills it outside the camp 4. and does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting to offer an offering to the LORD* before the Tabernacle of the LORD*; blood will be imputed to that man. He has shed blood and that man will be cut off from among his people 5. to the end that the children of Israel may bring their offerings, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them to the LORD*, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to the priest and offer them for a peace offering to the LORD*. 6. And the priest will sprinkle the blood on the altar of the LORD* at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and burn the fat for a sweet savor to the LORD*. 7. And they will no longer offer their offerings to evil spirits, after whom they have gone astray. This will be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.

17:8. “And you will say to them, Whatever man there is of the House of Israel or of the strangers that sojourn among you that offers a burnt offering or feast offering, 9. and does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting to offer it to the LORD*, even that man will be cut off from among his people.

17:10. “And whatever man there is of the House of Israel or of the strangers that sojourn among you, who eats any manner of blood, I shall even set My face against that one (Acts 15:20) who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. 11. For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for your lives on the altar, for it is the blood that makes atonement for a life. (Heb. 9:7) 12. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, No one of you will eat blood, neither will any stranger that lives among you eat blood.

17:13. “And whatever man there is of the children of Israel or of the strangers that sojourn among you, who hunts and catches any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he will even pour out its blood and cover it with dust. 14. For it is the life of all flesh; its blood is for its life. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, You will eat the blood of no manner of flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood: whoever eats it will be cut off. 15. And everyone who eats that which died of itself, or that which was torn by beasts, whether it is one of your own country or a stranger, he will both wash his clothes and immerse himself in water and be unclean until the evening, then he will be clean. 16.But if he does not wash them or immerse his flesh, then he will bear his iniquity.”

Do Not Stray!

18.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses, saying, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them,

“I am the LORD* your God. 3. You will not do after the doings of the land of Egypt in which you dwelled, and after the doings of the land of Canaan where I bring you, you will not do. Neither will you walk in their ordinances. 4. You will do My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them, I AM the LORD* your God. 5. You will therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does he will live in them. I AM the LORD*. (Rom. 10:5, Gal. 3:12)

18:6. “None of you will approach anyone that is near of kin to him, to uncover nakedness. I AM the LORD*!

18:7. “The nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother, you will not uncover. She is your mother, you will not uncover her nakedness.

18:8. “The nakedness of your father’s wife you will not uncover. It is your father’s nakedness. (Gen. 9:22)

18:9. “The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or daughter of your mother, whether she is born at home or born abroad, their nakedness you will not uncover.

18:l0. “The nakedness of your son’s daughter or of your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you will not uncover, for theirs is your own nakedness.

18:11. “The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of your father, she is your sister, you will not uncover her nakedness.

18:12. “You will not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister: she is your father’s near kinswoman.

18:13. “You will not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s near kinswoman.

18:14. “You will not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, you will not approach his wife: she is your aunt.

18:15. “You will not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law: she is your son’s wife, you will not uncover her nakedness.

18:16. “You will not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife: it is your brother’s nakedness.

18:17. “You will not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither will you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter to uncover her nakedness, for they are her near kinswomen: it is incest.

18:18. “Neither will you take a wife together with her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her lifetime.

18:19. “Also you will not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

18:20. “Moreover you will not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. 21.And you will not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither will you profane the name of your God. I AM the LORD*!

18:22. “You will not lie with a male as with a woman: it is an abomination.

18:23. “Neither will you lie with any beast to defile yourself with it. Neither will any woman stand before a beast to lie down with it: it is perversion.

18:24. “Do not defile yourselves in any of these things, for the nations that I cast out before you are defiled in all these, 25. and the land is defiled: therefore I visit its iniquity upon it and the land itself vomits out its inhabitants. 26. You will therefore keep My statutes and My judgments and neither your home born nor any stranger that lives among you will commit any of these abominations. 27.For all these abominations the men of the land that were before you have done and the land has become defiled. 28. So the land will not vomit you out also, when you defile it, like it vomited out the nations that were before you. 29. For whoever will commit any of these abominations, even those who commit them will be cut off from among their people. 30. Therefore you will keep My ordinance, so you will not commit any of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them. I AM the LORD* your God!” (Click to Source)

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Happy Passover! – Torah Portion – the One New Man Bible – Passover First Day – April 20, 2019

(Exodus 12:21-51)

12:21. Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Choose and take for yourselves a lamb according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. 22. And you will take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin, and none of you will go out of the door of his house until the morning. 23. For the LORD* will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when He sees the blood upon the lintel and on the two side posts, the LORD* will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to strike you. 24. And you will observe this thing for an ordinance for you and your sons forever. 25. And it will be, when you come to the land which the LORD* will give you, according as He has promised, that you will keep this service. 26. And it will be, when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ 27. That you will say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the LORD’s* Passover, Who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our houses.’” And the people bowed their heads and worshipped. 28. And the children of Israel went away and did so, as the LORD* had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.

Firstborn, Last of the Plagues

12:29. (10thAnd it was at midnight that the LORD* struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of animals. 30. And Pharaoh got up in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians. And there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead. 31. And he called for Moses and Aaron by night and said, “Get up! Get out from among my people! Both you and the children of Israel, go! Serve the LORD*, as you have said. 32. Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone. And bless me also.” 33. And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, so they would send them out of the land in haste, for they said, “We will all be dead men.” 34. And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading-troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. 35. And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses, and they asked from the Egyptians jewels of silver, jewels of gold, and clothes. 36. And the LORD* gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted their requests, such things as they required. And they emptied Egypt.

12:37. And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. 38. And a mixed multitude also went up with them, and flocks and herds, very many cattle. 39. And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought out of Egypt, for it was not leavened because they were thrust out of Egypt and could not tarry, nor had they prepared any food for themselves.

12:40. Now the stay of the children of Israel who dwelled in Egypt was four hundred thirty years. 41. And it was at the end of the four hundred thirty years, even the selfsame day, it was that all the hosts of the LORD* went out from the land of Egypt. 42It is a night to be guarded, never forgotten, to the LORD* for bringing them out from the land of Egypt. This is that night of the LORD* to be observed by all the children of Israel in their generations.

Ordinance of the Passover

12:43. And the LORD* said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the Passover: No stranger will eat of it. 44. But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then he will eat of it. 45. A foreigner and a hired servant will not eat of it. 46. It will be eaten in one house, you will not carry out any of the flesh abroad out of the house, nor will you break a bone of it. (John 19:33) 47. All the congregation of Israel will keep it. 48. And when a stranger sojourns with you and keeps the Passover to the LORD*, let all his males be circumcised and then let him come near and keep it, and he will be as one that is born in the land, for no uncircumcised person will eat of it. 49. One Torah (Teaching) will be for the one that is home born and for the stranger who lives among you.” 50. So all the children of Israel did this, as the LORD* commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did. 51. And it happened the selfsame day, the LORD* did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts. (Click to Source)

 

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Weekly Torah Readings: Sh’mini – One New Man Bible -Mar 29, 2019

Sh’mini

The LORD to Appear

9.1. And it happened on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel. 2. And he said to Aaron, “Take for yourself a young calf for a sin offering and a ram without blemish for a burnt offering and offer them before the LORD*. 3. And to the children of Israel you will speak saying, Take for yourselves a he goat for a sin offering and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering, 4. also a bull and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD* and a grain offering mixed with oil, for today the LORD* will appear to you.”

9:5. And they brought what Moses commanded before the Tent of Meeting and the whole congregation drew near and stood before the LORD*. 6. And Moses said, “This is the thing that the LORD* commanded that you should do and the glory of the LORD* will appear to you.”

9:7. And Moses said to Aaron, “Go to the altar and offer your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people: and offer the offering of the people and make atonement for them, as the LORD* commanded.” 8. Aaron therefore went to the altar and slew the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself. 9. And the sons of Aaron brought the blood to him and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it on the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar, 10. but the fat, the kidneys, and the lobe above the liver of the sin offering, he burned upon the altar, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 11. And the flesh and the hide he burned with fire outside the camp. 12. And he slew the burnt offering and Aaron’s sons presented the blood to him, which he sprinkled all around on the altar. 13. And they presented the burnt offering to him, with the pieces of it and the head, and he burned them on the altar. 14. And he washed the innards and the legs and burned them on the burnt offering on the altar.

9:15. And he brought the people’s offering and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and slew it and offered it for sin, as for the first. 16. And he brought the burnt offering and offered it according to the manner. 17. And he brought the grain offering and took a handful of it and burned it on the altar, besides the morning’s burnt offering. 18. He also slew the bull and the ram for an offering of peace offering, which was for the people. And Aaron’s sons presented the blood to him, which he sprinkled all around on the altar, 19. and the fat of the bull and the ram, the rump and that which covered the innards, the kidneys, and the lobe above the liver. 20. And they put the fat on the breasts and he burned the fat on the altar. 21. And Aaron waved the breasts and the right shoulder for a wave offering before the LORD*, as Moses commanded. 22. Then Aaron raised his hands toward the people and blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering and the burnt offering and the peace offering.

The LORD’s* Appearance

9:23. And Moses and Aaron went in the Tent of Meeting, and came out and blessed the people, then the glory of the LORD* appeared to all the people. 24. And a fire came out from before the LORD* and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar and all the people saw it, and they shouted and fell on their faces.

LORD’s* Appearance

10.1. And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each of them took his fire-pan and put fire in it and put incense on it, and offered strange fire before the LORD*, which He commanded them not to do. 2. And fire went out from the LORD* and devoured them, and they died before the LORD*. 3. Then Moses said to Aaron, This is what the LORD* said, saying, “I shall be sanctified through those who come near Me, and I shall be honored before all the people.” And Aaron held his peace.

10:4. And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Aaron’s uncle Uzziel and said to them, “Come near, carry your brothers out of the camp from in front of the Sanctuary.” 5. So they went near and carried them in their tunics out of the camp, as Moses had said.

10:6. And Moses said to Aaron and to Elazar and to Itamar, his sons, “Do not uncover your heads or tear your clothes, lest you die and lest wrath come upon all the people, but let your brothers, the whole House of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD* has kindled. 7. And you will not go out from the door of the Tent of Meeting, lest you die, for the anointing oil of the LORD* is upon you.” And they did according to the word of Moses.

10:8. And the LORD* spoke to Aaron saying, 9. “Do not drink wine or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, lest you die! It will be a statute forever throughout your generations, 10. so you can put a difference between holy and unholy and between unclean and clean 11. and so you can teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD* has spoken to them by the hand of Moses.”

10:12. And Moses spoke to Aaron and to Elazar and Itamar, his sons that were left, “Take the grain offering that remains of the offerings of the LORD* made by fire and eat it without leaven beside the altar, for it is most holy, 13. and you will eat it in the Holy Place, because it is your share and your sons’ share of the offerings of the LORD* made by fire, for so I am commanded. 14. And the breast of the wave offering and heave leg you will eat in a clean place; you, your sons and your daughters with you, for they are your share and your sons’ share, given from the offerings of peace offering of the children of Israel. 15. They will bring the heave leg and the wave breast with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before the LORD*, and it will be yours and your sons’ with you, by a statute forever, as the LORD* has commanded.”

10:16. And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin offering and, behold, it had already been burned; and he was angry with Elazar and Itamar, the sons of Aaron who were left alive saying, 17. Why have you not eaten the sin offering in the Holy Place, seeing it is most holy, and God has given it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the LORD*? 18. Behold, its blood was not brought in within the Holy Place. You should indeed have eaten it in the Holy Placeas I commanded.”

10:19. And Aaron said to Moses, “See, they have today offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD* and such things have befallen me, and if I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been accepted in the LORD’s* sight?” 20. And Moses listened and it was well pleasing in his sight.

Clean and Unclean Animals Listed

11.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel saying, These are the animals which you will eat among all the animals that are on the earth. 3. You will eat whatever among the animals divides its hoof and is cloven footed and brings up the cud. 4. Nevertheless you will not eat these that bring up the cud or those that divide the hoof: the camel, because it brings up the cud, but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 5.And the rock badger, because it brings up the cud, but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 6. And the hare, because it brings up the cud, but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you. 7. And the swine, though it divides the hoof and is cloven footed, yet it does not bring up the cud; it is unclean to you. 8. You will not eat their flesh, and you will not touch their carcass; they are unclean to you.”

11:9. And Aaron said, “You will eat of all that are in the waters: whatever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas and in the rivers, those you will eat. 10. And all that do not have fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters and of any living thing that is in the waters, they will be an abomination to you. 11. They will be even an abomination to you; you will not eat of their flesh, but you will have their carcasses in abomination. 12. Whatever has no fins or no scales in the waters, that will be an abomination to you.

11:13. “And these are those which you will have in abomination among the fowls: they will not be eaten, they are an abomination; the eagle, the vulture, the osprey, 14. the kite, the falcon after its kind, 15. every raven after its kind, 16. the ostrich, the falcon, the seagull, the hawk after its kind, 17. the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, 18. the swan, the pelican, the fish hawk, 19. the stork, the heron after its kind, the lapwing, and the bat.

11:20. “All winged swarming things that creep, going upon all four, will be an abomination to you. 21. Yet you may eat these of every flying creeping thing that goes upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth, 22. even these of them you may eat; the locust after its kind, the bald locust after its kind, the beetle after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. 23. But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, will be an abomination to you.

11:24. “And for these you will be unclean: whoever touches their carcass will be unclean until the evening. 25. And whoever bears anything of their carcass will wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 26. The carcasses of every beast that divides the hoof and is neither cloven footed, nor chews the cud, are unclean to you: everyone who touches them will be unclean. 27. And whatever goes upon its paws among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean to you: whoever touches their carcass will be unclean until the evening. 28. And he who bears their carcass will wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening: they are unclean to you.

11:29. “These also will be unclean to you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, the mouse, the tortoise after its kind, 30. the ferret, the chameleon, the lizard, the snail, and the mole. 31. These are unclean to you among all that creep: whoever touches them when they are dead will be unclean until the evening. 32. And upon whatever any of them when they are dead, does fall, it will be unclean, whether it is any vessel of wood or raiment or skin or sack, whatever vessel it is, in which any work is done, it must be put into water and it will be unclean until the evening, so it will be cleansed. 33. And every earthen vessel into which any of them falls, whatever is in it will be unclean and you will break it. 34. Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which water comes will be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every vessel will be unclean. 35. And everything whereupon any part of their carcass falls will be unclean, whether it is oven, or ranges for pots, they will be broken down, they are unclean, and will be unclean to you. 36.Nevertheless a fountain or pit, in which there is plenty of water, will be clean, but that which touches their carcass will be unclean. 37. And if any part of their carcass falls upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it will be clean. 38. But if any water is put on the seed and any part of their carcass falls on it, it will be unclean to you.

11:39. “And if any beast of which you may eat dies, he that touches its carcass will be unclean until the evening. 40. And he that eats of its carcass will wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening, he also who bears its carcass will wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. 41. And every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth will be an abomination; it will not be eaten. 42. Whatever goes upon the belly and whatever goes upon all four or whatever has more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, you will not eat them, for they are an abomination. 43. You will not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps, neither will you make yourselves unclean with them, that you would be defiled thereby. 44. For I AM the LORD* your God! You will therefore sanctify yourselves and you will be holy, for I AM holy. Neither will you defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. 45. For I AM the LORD* Who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You will therefore be holy, for I AM holy! (1 Pe. 1:16)

11:46. “This is the teaching for the beasts and for the fowl and for every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps upon the earth, 47. to make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.” (Click to Source)

Next week’s Torah readings: Tazria/M’tsora

Weekly Torah Readings – One New Man Bible – Tsav – March 22, 2019

Tsav

6.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses, saying, 2. “Command Aaron and his sons saying,

Burnt Offering

“This is the instruction of the burnt offering. It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night to the morning and the fire of the altar will be burning in it.3. And the priest will put on his linen garment and he will put his linen breeches upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire has consumed with the burnt offering on the altar and he will put them beside the altar.4. Then he will put off his garments and put on other garments and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place. 5. And the fire will be burning on the altar. It will not be put out and the priest will burn wood on it every morning and lay the burnt offering in order upon it and he will burn on it the fat of the peace offerings. 6. The fire will ever be burning upon the altar; it will never go out.”

Grain Offering

6:7. “And this is the instruction for the grain offering: the sons of Aaron will offer it before the LORD*, before the altar. 8.And he will take a handful of it, of the flour of the grain offerings and of its oil and all the frankincense which is upon the meal offering, and will burn it upon the altar, a sweet savor, the memorial of it to the LORD*. 9. And Aaron and his sons will eat the remainder of it. It will be eaten with unleavened bread in the Holy Place. They will eat it in the court of the Tent of Meeting. 10. It will not be baked with leaven. I have given it to them for their portion of My offerings made by fire. It is most holy, as is the sin offering and as the guilt offering. 11. All the males among the children of Aaron will eat of it. It will be a statute forever in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD* made by fire: everyone who touches them will be holy.” (1Cor. 9:13)

6:12. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 13. “This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they will offer to the LORD* on the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a grain offering perpetually, half of it in the morning and half of it at night. 14. It will be made with oil in a pan, baked, you will bring it in and you will offer the baked pieces of the grain offering, a sweet savor to the LORD*. 15. And the anointed priest will offer it in his place among his sons. It is a statute forever to the LORD*; it will be wholly burned. 16. For every grain offering for the priest will be wholly burned; it will not be eaten.”

Sin Offering

6:17. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 18. “Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying, This is the teaching of the sin offering. The sin offering will be killed in the place where the burnt offering is killed before the LORD*; it is most holy. 19.The priest who offers it for sin will eat it: it will be eaten in the Holy Place, in the court of the Tent of Meeting. 20. Whatever touches its, sin offering’s, flesh will be holy, (Matt. 8:3) and when its blood is sprinkled upon any garment, you will wash the garment that was sprinkled in the Holy Place. 21. But the earthen vessel in which it is boiled will be broken and if it is boiled in a bronze pot, the pot will be both scoured and rinsed in water. 22. All the males among the priests will eat it: it is most holy. 23. And no sin offering, of which any of the blood is brought into the Tent of Meeting to atone in the Holy Place, will be eaten. It will be burned in the fire.”

Guilt Offering

7.1. “Likewise this is the teaching of the guilt offering: it is most holy. 2. In the place where they kill the burnt offering they will kill the guilt offering and he will sprinkle its blood all around upon the altar. 3. And he will offer of it all its fat, the rump and the fat that covers the innards, 4. the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and he will take away the lobe above the liver with the kidneys, 5. and the priest will burn them upon the altar, an offering made by fire to the LORD*: it is a guilt offering. 6. Every male among the priests will eat of it: it will be eaten in the Holy Place: it is most holy. 7. As the sin offering is, so is the guilt offering: there is one teaching for them: the priest who makes atonement there will have it.

7:8. “And the priest who offers anyone’s burnt offering, even the priest will have the skin of the burnt offering which he has offered for himself. 9. And all the grain offering that is baked in the oven and all that is dressed in the frying-pan and in the pan, will be the priest’s who offers it. 10. And every grain offering, mixed with oil, and dry, will all the sons of Aaron have, one as much as another.”

Peace Offerings

7:11. “And this is the teaching of the offering of peace offerings, which he will offer to the LORD*. 12. If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he will offer unleavened cakes mixed with oil with the offering of thanksgiving, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mixed with oil, of fine flour, fried. 13. Besides the cakes, he will offer for his offering leavened bread with the offering of thanksgiving of his peace offerings. 14. And of it he will offer one cake out of the whole offering for a heave offering to the LORD*, it will be the priest’s who sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings. 15. And the flesh of the offering of his peace offerings for thanksgiving will be eaten the same day that it is offered, he will not leave any of it until the morning. 16.  But if the sacrifice of his offering is a vow, a free will offering, it will be eaten the same day that he brings near his sacrifice, and on the next day also the remainder of it will be eaten. 17. But the remainder of the flesh of the offering on the third day will be burnt with fire. 18. And if any of the flesh of the offering of his peace offerings is eaten at all on the third day, it will not be accepted, neither will it be imputed to him that offers it: it will be an abomination and the person who eats of it will bear his iniquity. 19. And the flesh that touches any unclean thing will not be eaten. It will be burned with fire, and as for the flesh, all who are clean will eat of it. 20. But the person who eats of the flesh of the offering of peace offerings, that pertain to the LORD*, having his uncleanness upon him, even that person will be cut off from his people. 21. Moreover the person who will touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eats of the flesh of the offering of peace offerings, which pertain to the LORD*, even that soul will be cut off from his people.”

Eat No Fat

7:22. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 23. “Speak to the children of Israel saying, You will eat no manner of fat of ox, or of sheep, or of goat. 24. And the fat of the beast that dies of itself and the fat of that which is torn by beasts may be used in any other use, but you will in no way eat of it. 25. For whoever eats the fat of the beast of which men offer an offering made by fire to the LORD*, even the person who eats will be cut off from his people. 26. Moreover you will eat no manner of blood, of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. 27. Whoever eats any manner of blood, even that person will be cut off from his people.”

7:28. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 29. “Speak to the children of Israel saying, He that brings near the sacrifice of his peace offerings to the LORD* will bring to the LORD* his offering of the sacrifice of his peace offerings. 30. His own hands will bring the offerings of the LORD* made by fire, he will bring the fat with the breast, so the breast may be waved, a wave offering before the LORD*. 31. And the priest will burn the fat on the altar, but the breast will be Aaron’s and his sons’. 32. And the right shoulder you will give to the priest for a heave offering of the offerings of your peace offerings. 33.He, among the sons of Aaron, who offers the blood and the fat of the peace offerings, will have the right shoulder for his part. 34. For the wave breast and the heave shoulder I have taken from the children of Israel from off the offerings of their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons by a statute forever from among the children of Israel.”

7:35. This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD* made by fire, on the day he presented them to minister to the LORD* in the priest’s office, 36. which the LORD* commanded to be given to them by the children of Israel, on the day that He anointed them, by a statute forever throughout their generations.

7:37. This is the teaching of the burnt offering, of the grain offering, of the sin offering, of the guilt offering, of the consecrations, and of the offering of the peace offerings, 38. which the LORD* commanded Moses on Mount Sinai, in the day that He commanded the children of Israel to offer their offerings to the LORD*, in the wilderness of Sinai.

Aaron and His Sons Anointed

8.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “Take Aaron and his sons with him, the garments, the anointing oil, a bull for the sin offering, two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread, 3. and gather the whole congregation together at the door of the Tent of Meeting.”

8:4. And Moses did as the LORD* commanded him and the assembly was gathered together at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 5. And Moses said to the congregation, “This is the thing that the LORD* commanded to be done.”

8:6. And Moses brought Aaron and his sons and immersed them in water. 7. And he put the tunic on him and put the belt around him and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him and put the belt of the ephod on him, and fastened it. 8. And he put the breastplate on him, then he put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastplate. 9. And he put the turban on his head and upon the turban, over his forehead he put the golden plate, the holy crown, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 10. And Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the Tabernacle and all that was in it, and sanctified them. 11. And he sprinkled it upon the altar seven times and anointed the altar and all its vessels, both the laver and its foot, to sanctify them. 12. And he poured the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head and anointed him, to sanctify him.

8:13. And Moses brought Aaron’s sons, put tunics on them, belts on them, turbans on them, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 14. And he brought the bull for the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull for the sin offering. 15. And he slew it and Moses took the blood and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar and sanctified it to make atonement upon it.16. And he took all the fat on the innards, the lobe above the liver, the two kidneys and their fat and Moses burned it on the altar. 17. But the bull and its hide, its flesh, and its dung, he burned with fire outside the camp, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

8:18. And he brought the ram for the burnt offering and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram. 19.And he killed it and Moses sprinkled the blood all around on the altar. 20. And he cut the ram into pieces and Moses burned the head and the pieces and the fat. 21. And he washed the innards and the legs in water and Moses burned the whole ram on the altar: a burnt offering for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire to the LORD*, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 22. And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. 23. And he slew it and Moses took its blood and put it upon the tip of Aaron’s right ear, upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. 24. And he brought Aaron’s sons, and Moses put some of the blood on the tip of their right ear, upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet, and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about. 25. And he took the fat, the rump, all the fat on the innards, the lobe above the liver, the two kidneys and their fat, and the right shoulder, 26. and from the basket of unleavened bread that was before the LORD*, he took one unleavened cake, a cake of oiled bread, and a wafer, and put them on the fat and upon the right shoulder. 27. And he put all upon Aaron’s hands and upon his sons’ hands, and waved them, a wave offering before the LORD*. 28. And Moses took them from off their hands and burned them on the altar upon the burnt offering. They were consecrations for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire to the LORD*. 29. And Moses took the breast and waved it for a wave offering before the LORD*, for it was Moses’ share of the ram of consecration, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 30. And Moses took of the anointing oil and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it on Aaron, upon his garments, upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him, and sanctified Aaron, his garments, his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

8:31. And Moses said to Aaron and to his sons, “Boil the meat at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and eat it there with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded,” saying Aaron and his sons will eat it. 32. “And that which remains of the flesh and of the bread you will burn with fire. 33. And you will not go out of the door of the Tent of Meeting in seven days, until the days of your consecration are at an end: He will consecrate you for seven days. 34. As He has done this day, so the LORD* has commanded to do, to make atonement for you. 35. Therefore you will stay at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation day and night seven days and keep the charge of the LORD*, so you won’t die: for so I have been commanded.” 36. So Aaron and his sons did all the things which the LORD* commanded by the hand of Moses. (Click to Source)

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One New Man Bible – Weekly Torah Readings: Vayikra – Mar 15, 2019

Vayikra

1.1. And the LORD* called to Moses, and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting saying, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, If any man of you brings an offering to the LORD*, you will bring your offering of the cattle, of the herd and of the flock.”

Burnt Offering

1:3. “If his offering is a burnt offering of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he will offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the Tent of Meeting before the LORD*. 4. And he will put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted for him to make atonement for him. 5. And he will kill the bull before the LORD*. The priests, Aaron’s sons, will bring the blood and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar that is by the door of the Tent of Meeting. 6. And he will flay the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces. 7. And the sons of Aaron the priest will put fire upon the altar and lay the wood in order on the fire, 8. and the priests, Aaron’s sons, will lay the parts, the head and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar. 9. But its innards and its legs will be washed in water and the priest will burn all on the altar, a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD*.

1:10. “And if his offering is from the flocks, of the sheep or of the goats, for a burnt offering he will bring a male without blemish. 11. And he will kill it on the north side of the altar before the LORD*, and the priests, Aaron’s sons, will sprinkle its blood all around upon the altar. 12. And he will cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat, and the priest will lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar, 13. but he will wash the innards and the legs with water and the priest will bring it all, and burn it upon the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD*.

1:14. “And if the burnt offering for his offering to the LORD* is of fowls, then he will bring his offering of turtle-doves or of young pigeons. 15. And the priest will bring it to the altar and wring off its head, and burn it on the altar, and its blood will be wrung out at the side of the altar. 16. And he will pluck its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes. 17. And he will split it with its wings, not dividing it in parts, and the priest will burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is on the fire. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, a sweet savor to the LORD*.”

Grain Offering

2.1. “And when anyone will offer a grain offering to the LORD*, his offering will be fine flour and he will pour oil on it and put frankincense on it. 2. And he will bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests and he will take out his handful of its flour and of its oil, with all its frankincense, and the priest will burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, a sweet savor to the LORD*. 3. And the remainder of the grain offering will be Aaron’s and his sons’. It is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD* made by fire.

2:4. “And if you bring an offering of a grain offering baked in the oven, it will be unleavened cakes and fine flour mixed with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

2:5. “And if your offering is a grain offering baked in a pan, it will be unleavened fine flour mixed with oil. 6. You will break it in pieces and pour oil on it. It is a grain offering.

2:7. “And if your offering is a grain offering baked in a sauce pan, it will be of fine flour in oil.

2:8. “And you will bring the grain offering that is made of these things to the LORD* and when it is presented to the priest, he will bring it to the altar. 9. And the priest will take from the grain offering a memorial serving of it, and will burn it upon the altar. It is an offering made by fire, a sweet savor to the LORD*. 10. And that which is left of the grain offering will be Aaron’s and his sons. It is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD* made by fire. 11. No grain offering that you bring to the LORD* will be made with leaven, for you will burn no leaven, nor any honey, in an offering of the LORD* made by fire. 12. As for the offering of the First Fruits, you will offer them to the LORD*, but they will not be burned on the altar for a sweet savor. 13. And you will season with salt every offering of your grain offering. Neither will you permit the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering: with all your offerings you will offer salt.

2:14. “And if you offer a grain offering of your First Fruits to the LORD*, you will offer for the grain offering of your First Fruits green kernels of grain dried by the fire, grain beaten out of full kernals. 15. And you will put oil on it and lay frankincense on it. It is a grain offering. 16. And the priest will burn the memorial serving of it, to be made of the beaten grain and the oil, with all the frankincense of it: it is an offering made by fire to the LORD*.”

Peace Offering

3.1. “And if his offering is a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offers from the herd, whether it is a male or female, he will offer it without blemish before the LORD*. 2. And he will lay his hand on the head of his offering and kill it at the door of the Tent of Meeting and Aaron’s sons, the priests, will sprinkle the blood all around upon the altar. 3. And he will offer from the sacrifice of the peace offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD*, the fat that covers the innards and all the fat that is on the innards, 4. the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the lobe above the liver with the kidneys, he will take it away. 5. And Aaron’s sons will burn it on the altar on the burnt sacrifice, which is on the wood that is on the fire, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD*.

3:6. “And if his offering for an offering of peace offering to the LORD* is of the flock, male or female, he will offer it without blemish. 7. If he offers a lamb for his offering, then he will offer it before the LORD*. And he will lay his hand 8. upon the head of his offering and kill it in front of the Tent of Meeting and Aaron’s sons will sprinkle its blood all around upon the altar. 9. And he will offer of the offering of the peace offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD*, its fat and the whole rump, he will take it off hard by the backbone, and the fat that covers the innards and all the fat that is on the innards, 10. the two kidneys and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and he will take away the lobe above the liver with the kidneys. 11. And the priest will burn it upon the altar: the food of the offering made by fire to the LORD*.

3:12. “And if his offering is a goat, then he will offer it before the LORD*. 13. And he will lay his hand upon its head and kill it in front of the Tent of Meeting and the sons of Aaron will sprinkle its blood upon the altar all around. 14. And he will bring from it his offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD*, the fat that covers the innards and all the fat that is upon the innards, 15. the two kidneys and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and he will take away the lobe above the liver with the kidneys. 16. And the priest will burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savor: all the fat is the LORD’s*. 17. It will be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.”

Sin Offerings

4.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, “If someone sins through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD*, things which ought not to be done and will do against any of them:

4:3. “If the priest that is anointed sins, putting guilt for the sin on the people, then let him bring for his sin, which he has sinned, a young bull without blemish to the LORD* for a sin offering. 4. And he will bring the bull to the door of the Tent of Meeting before the LORD* and will lay his hand upon the bull’s head and kill the bull before the LORD*. 5. And the priest that is anointed will take of the bull’s blood and bring it to the Tent of Meeting, 6. and the priest will dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD*, before the veil of the Sanctuary. 7. And the priest will put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense, which is in the Tent of Meeting before the LORD* and will pour all the blood of the bull at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 8. And he will take off from it all the fat of the bull for the sin offering, the fat that covers the innards and all the fat that is upon the innards, 9. the two kidneys and the fat that is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the lobe above the liver with the kidneys, he will take away, 10. as it was taken off from the bull of the offering of peace offerings and the priest will burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering. 11. And the skin of the bull and all its flesh, with its head, with its legs, its innards, and its dung, 12. even the whole bull he will carry forth outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on the wood with fire. It will be burned where the ashes are poured out.

4:13. “And if the whole congregation of Israel sins through ignorance and the thing is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done something against any of the commandments of the LORD*, things which should not be done, and are guilty: 14. when the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation will offer a young bull for the sin and bring it before the Tent of Meeting. 15. And the elders of the congregation will lay their hands upon the head of the bull before the LORD* and the bull will be killed before the LORD*. 16. And the priest that is anointed will bring some of the bull’s blood to the Tent of Meeting 17. and the priest will dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD*, in front of the veil. 18. And he will put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar, which is before the LORD* that is in the Tent of Meeting and will pour out all the blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the Tent of Meeting. 19. And he will take all its fat from it and burn it upon the altar. 20. And he will do with the bull as he did with the bull for a sin offering, so will he do with this and the priest will make atonement for them, and it will be forgiven them. 21. And he will carry the bull outside the camp, and burn it as he burned the first bull. It is a sin offering for the congregation.

4:22. “When a leader has sinned and done something through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD* his God, things which should not be done, and is guilty, 23. or if his sin in which he has sinned comes to his knowledge, he will bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish, 24. and he will lay his hand upon the head of the goat and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD*. It is a sin offering. 25. And the priest will take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering and will pour out its blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering. 26. And he will burn all its fat upon the altar, as the fat of the offering of peace offerings, and the priest will make atonement for him as concerning his sin and it will be forgiven him.

4:27. “And if anyone of the common people sins through ignorance, while he does something against any of the commandments of the LORD*, a thing which ought not to be done, and is guilty, 28. or if his sin, which he has sinned, comes to his knowledge, then he will bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has sinned. 29. And he will lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering. 30. And the priest will take of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and will pour out all its blood at the bottom of the altar. 31. And he will take away all its fat, as the fat is taken away from off the offering of peace offerings, and the priest will burn it upon the altar for a sweet savor to the LORD* and the priest will make atonement for him, and it will be forgiven him.

4:32. “And if he brings a lamb for a sin offering, he will bring a female without blemish. 33. And he will lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt offering. 34. And the priest will take of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and will pour out all its blood at the bottom of the altar, 35. and he will take away all its fat, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the offering of the peace offerings, and the priest will burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire to the LORD*, and the priest will make atonement for his sin that he has committed, and it will be forgiven him.”

Oaths and Touching Unclean

5.1. “And if someone sins and hears the voice of swearing and is a witness, whether he has seen or known it; if he does not utter it, then he will bear his iniquity.

5:2. “Or if someone touches any unclean thing, whether it is a carcass of an unclean beast or a carcass of unclean cattle or the carcass of unclean creeping things, and it is hidden from him, he also will be unclean and guilty. 3. Or if he touches the uncleanness of a person, whatever uncleanness it is that a person will be defiled by, and it is hidden from him, when he knows of it, then he will be guilty. 4. Or if a person swears, pronouncing with his lips to do bad or to do good, whatever it is that a man will pronounce with an oath, and it is hidden from him, when he knows, then he will be guilty in one of these. 5. And it will be when he will be guilty in one of these things, that he will confess that he has sinned in that thing, 6. and he will bring his trespass offering to the LORD* for his sin which he has sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering and the priest will make atonement for him concerning his sin. 7. And if he is not able to bring a lamb, then he will bring for his sin, which he has committed, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, to the LORD*; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering. 8. And he will bring them to the priest who will offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off its head from its neck, but will not divide it asunder, 9. and he will sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar and the rest of the blood will be wrung out at the bottom of the altar. It is a sin offering. 10. And he will offer the second, a burnt offering, according to the manner and the priest will make atonement for him for his sin which he has sinned and it will be forgiven him.

5:11. “But if he is not able to bring two turtle-doves or two young pigeons, then he that sinned will bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering. He will put no oil upon it, neither will he put frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering. 12. Then he will bring it to the priest and the priest will take his handful of it, a memorial of it, and burn it on the altar according to the offerings made by fire to the LORD*. It is a sin offering. 13. And the priest will make atonement for him as touching his sin that he has sinned in one of these, and it will be forgiven him, and the remnant will be the priest’s, as a grain offering.”

5:14. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 15. “If someone acts unfaithfully and sins through ignorance in the holy things of the LORD*, then he will bring for his guilt offering to the LORD* a ram without blemish from the flocks, with your estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the Sanctuary, for a guilt offering 16. and he will make amends for the harm that he has done in the holy thing and will add the fifth part to it and give it to the priest and the priest will make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering and it will be forgiven him.

5:17. “And if someone sins and commits any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD*, even though he does not know it, yet he is guilty and will bear his iniquity. 18. And he will bring a ram without blemish from the flock, with your estimation, for a guilt offering to the priest, and the priest will make atonement for him concerning his ignorance in which he erred and did not know, and it will be forgiven him. 19. It is a guilt offering: he is certainly guilty against the LORD*.”

5:20. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 21. “If someone sins and acts faithlessly against the LORD* and lies to his neighbor in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or has deceived his neighbor, 22. or has found that which was lost and lies concerning it and swears falsely; in any of all these that a man does, sinning by that, 23. then it will be, because he has sinned and is guilty, that he will restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he has deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing that he found, 24. or all that about which he has sworn falsely; he will even restore it in the principal and will add the fifth part more to it, giving it to him to whom it pertains on the day of his guilt offering. 25. And he will bring his guilt offering to the LORD*, a ram without blemish from the flock, with your estimation for a guilt offering, to the priest 26. and the priest will make atonement for him before the LORD*: and it will be forgiven him for anything of all that he has been guilty. (Click to Source)

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Weekly Torah Readings: Ki Tisa – One New Man Bible

Weekly Torah Readings: Ki Tisa

Ki Tisa

30:17. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 18. “You will also make a laver of bronze and its foot of bronze, to immerse, and you will put it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and you will put water in it. 19. For Aaron and his sons will wash their hands and their feet there. 20. When they go into the Tent of Meeting, they will immerse in water, so they will not die or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to the LORD*. 21. So they will wash their hands and their feet, so they will not die and it will be a statute forever for them, for him and his seed throughout their generations.”30:11. “And the LORD* spoke to Moses, saying, 12. When you take a census of the children of Israel after their number, then they will give each man a ransom for his life to the LORD* when you number them, so there will be no plague among them when you number them. 13. This they will give, everyone who passes among those who are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the Sanctuary (a shekel is twenty gerahs) half a shekel will be the offering of the LORD*. 14. Everyone who passes among those who are numbered, from twenty years old and above will give an offering to the LORD*. 15. The rich will not give more and the poor will not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering to the LORD* to make atonement for your lives. 16. And you will take the atonement money of the children of Israel and will appoint it for the service of the Tent of Meeting, so it will be a memorial of the children of Israel before the LORD*, to make atonement for your lives.”

30:22. Moreover the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 23. “Take also for yourself principal spices five hundred shekels of pure myrrh and half as much, two hundred fifty shekels of sweet cinnamon and two hundred fifty shekels of sweet calamus
24. and five hundred shekels of cassia, after the shekel of the Sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil. 25. And you will make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it will be a holy anointing oil. 26. And with it you will anoint the Tent of Meeting and the Ark of the Testimony, 27. the table and all its vessels, the menorah and its vessels, the altar of incense, 28. the altar of burnt offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its foot. 29. And you will sanctify them so they will be most holy: whatever touches them will be holy. 30. And you will anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them so they can minister to Me in the priest’s office. 31. And you will speak to the children of Israel saying, This will be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations. 32. It will not be poured upon man’s flesh, neither will you make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, it will be holy to you. 33. Whoever compounds any like it, or whoever puts any of it upon a stranger, will even be cut off from his people.”

30:34. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Take for yourself sweet spices, stacte, onycha, and galbanum, sweet spices with pure frankincense; there will be a like weight of each. 35. And you will make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary, salted, pure and holy 36. and you will beat some of it very small and put it before the Testimony (Ark) in the Tent of Meeting, where I shall meet you: it will be most holy to you. 37. And the perfume which you will make, you will not make for yourselves according to its formula: it will be to you holy for the LORD*. 38. Whoever will make anything to smell like it will be cut off from his people.”

Bezalel Appointed

31.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses, saying, 2. “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah. 3. And I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship: 4. to devise skillful works, to work gold, silver, and bronze, 5. and in cutting of stones, to set them and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship. 6. And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, and in the hearts of all who are wise hearted I have put wisdom, so they can make all that I have commanded you; 7. the Tent of Meeting, the Ark of the Testimony, the cover that is on it, all the furniture of the Tent, 8. the table and its furniture, the pure menorah with all its furniture, the altar of incense, 9. the altar of burnt offering with all its furniture, the laver and its foot, 10. the crocheted garments, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office, 11. the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the Holy Place. They will do according to all that I have commanded you.”

31:12. And the LORD* spoke to Moses, saying, 13. “Speak also to the children of Israel saying, Verily you will keep My Sabbaths for a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, so you will know that I AM the LORD* Who sanctifies you. 14. Therefore you will keep the Sabbath, for it is holy to you: everyone who defiles it will be put to death. Whoever does any work, that soul will be cut off from among his people. 15. Six days may work be done, but on the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD*: whoever does any work on the Sabbath, he will surely be put to death. 16. Therefore the children of Israel will keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations for a perpetual covenant. 17. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever, for in six days the LORD* made heaven and earth and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.”

The Golden Calf

31:18. And He gave to Moses two tablets of testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God when He had made an end of communing with him upon Mount Sinai. 32.1. And when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him, “Get up! Make gods for us that will go before us, for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him.” (Acts 7:40) 2. And Aaron said to them, “Take off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters and bring them to me.” 3. And all the people took off the golden earrings, which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron. 4. And he took them from their hand and fashioned it in a mold, and he made a molten calf and they said, “This is your god, O Israel, that brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” 5. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it and Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD*.” 6. And they rose up early on the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings, and the people sat down to eat and to drink and rose up to play. (1 Cor. 10:7)

32:7. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Go! Get yourself down! Your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves. 8. They have turned aside quickly out of the Way which I commanded them: they have made themselves a molten calf and have worshipped it and have sacrificed to it and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, that has brought you up out of the land of Egypt.’” 9. And the LORD* said to Moses, “I have seen this people and, behold, it is a stiff-necked people. 10. Now therefore let Me alone so My wrath can wax hot against them and so I can consume them, and I shall make a great nation of you.” 11. And Moses sought the LORD* his God and said, “LORD*, why does Your wrath wax hot against Your people, whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12. Why should the Egyptians speak and say, He brought them out for evil, to slay them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from Your fierce wrath and be sorry of this evil against Your people. 13. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom you did swear by Your own self and said to them, I shall multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they will inherit it forever.” (Heb. 11:12) 14. Then the LORD* was sorry for the evil which He thought to do to His people.

32:15. And Moses turned and went down from the mountain and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand. The tablets were written on both their sides; they were written on the one side and on the other. 16. And the tablets were the work of God and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. 17. And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted he said to Moses, “There is a noise of war in the camp.” 18. And he said, “It is not the sound of those who shout for mastery, neither is it the sound of those who cry for being overcome, I hear the noise of those who sing.”

32:19. And it happened, as soon as he came near the camp that he saw the calf and the dancing, and Moses’ anger waxed hot and he threw the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the bottom of the mountain. 20. And he took the calf which they had made and burned it in the fire and ground it to powder and scattered it on the water, then made the children of Israel drink it. 21. And Moses said to Aaron, “What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them?” 22. And Aaron said, “Do not let the anger of my lord grow hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil, 23. for they said to me, ‘Make us gods so they will go before us, for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’ 24. And I said to them, ‘Whoever has any gold, let them take it off.’ So they gave it to me. Then I threw it into the fire and this calf came out.”

32:25. And when Moses saw that the people had become unruly (for Aaron had made them unruly, for a disgrace among their enemies). 26. Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, “Who is on the LORD’s* side? Let him come to me.” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. 27. And he said to them, “Thus says the LORD* God of Israel, Each man put his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp and each man slay his brother and each man his companion and each man his neighbor.” 28. And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. 29. For Moses had said, “Dedicate yourselves today to the LORD*, even each man on his son and on his brother, so He can bestow a blessing upon you this day.” 30. And it happened on the next day that Moses said to the people, “You have sinned a great sin and now I shall go up to the LORD*; perhaps I will make atonement for your sin.” 31. And Moses returned to the LORD* and said, “Oh, this people has sinned a great sin and has made themselves gods of gold. 32. Yet now, if You will forgive their sin, and if not, erase me, please, out of your scroll which You have written.” (Rev. 21:27) 33. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I shall erase him from My book. (Rev. 3:5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:12) 34. Therefore now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My angel will go before you. Nevertheless in the day when I punish I shall surely punish their sin upon them.” 35. Then the LORD* plagued the people, because they made the calf that Aaron made.

Now Get Going

33.1. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Go! Go up from here! You and the people that you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob saying, I shall give it to your seed. 2. And I shall send an angel before you and I shall drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite 3. to a land flowing with milk and honey, for I shall not go up among you so I will not kill you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.”

33:4. And when the people heard these bad tidings, they grieved and nobody put on his ornaments. 5. For the LORD* had said to Moses, “Say to the children of Israel, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. I shall come up among you in a moment and consume you: therefore now take off your ornaments from yourselves, so I shall know what to do to you.’” 6. And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by Mount Horeb.

33:7. And Moses took the tent and pitched it outside the camp, afar off from the camp and called it the tent of meeting. And it was that everyone who sought the LORD* went out to the tent of meeting, which was outside the camp. 8. And it was, when Moses went out to the tent that all the people rose up and stood, each man at his tent door, and watched Moses until he went into the tent. 9. And it happened, as Moses entered the tent, the cloudy pillar descended and stood at the door of the tent and He talked with Moses. 10. And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tent door, and all the people rose up and worshipped, each man at his tent door. 11. And the LORD* spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And Moses returned again to the camp, but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the tent.

33:12. And Moses said to the LORD*, “See, You say to me, Bring up this people and You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, I know you by name and you have also found favor in My sight. 13. Now therefore, I plead with You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me Your Way now, so I shall know You and I will find favor in Your sight and will see to it that this nation is Your people.”

33:14. And He said, “My Presence will go with you and I shall give you rest.” 15. And he said to Him, “If Your presence does not go with me, do not take us up from here! 16. How will it be known here that I and Your people have found favor in Your sight? Is it not because You go with us? So we will be separated, I and Your people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth?”

Moses Sees God’s Glory

33:17. And the LORD* said to Moses, “I shall do this thing also that you have spoken for you have found favor in My sight and I do know you by name.” 18. And he said, “I beseech You, show me Your glory.” 19. And He said, “I shall make all My goodness pass before you and I shall proclaim the name of the LORD* before you and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and I will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.” (Rom. 9:15) 20. Then He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man will see Me and live.” 21. And the LORD* said, “Behold, there is a place by Me and you will stand upon a rock, 22. and it will happen, while My glory passes by, that I shall put you in a cleft of the rock and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. 23. Then I shall take away My hand and you will see My back parts but My face will not be seen.”

This Time Moses Cuts Two Tablets

34.1. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Hew two tablets of stone like the first and I shall write upon the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. 2. And be ready in the morning and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai and present yourself there to Me on the top of the mountain. 3. And no man is to come up with you, neither let any man be seen throughout the whole mountain. Neither let the flocks or herds feed before that mountain.” 4. And he hewed two tablets of stone like the first and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to Mount Sinai, as the LORD* had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tablets of stone.

34:5. And the LORD* descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the name of the LORD*. 6. And the LORD* passed by before him and proclaimed, “The LORD*, the LORD* God, merciful and gracious, patient, and abundant in loving kindness and truth, 7. keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and Who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and upon the children’s children, to the third and to the fourth generations.

34:8. And Moses hurried and bowed his head to the earth, and worshipped. 9. And he said, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray You, go among us, for it is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity, intentional sin, and our sin, unintentional sin, and take us for Your inheritance.”

Second Giving of Statements

34:10. And He said, “Behold, I AM cutting a covenant: before all your people. I shall do amazing things, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among whom you are will see the work of the LORD*, for it is an awe-inspiring thing that I shall do with you. 11. Mark well what I AM commanding you this day! See for yourself! I am expelling before you the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 12. Take heed for yourself, that you do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be for a snare among of you, 13. but you will destroy their altars, break their images and cut down their groves, 14. for you will worship no other god: for the LORD*, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. 15. Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they go astray after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and invite you and you eat of his sacrifice. 16. And you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters go astray after their gods and make your sons go astray after their gods. 17. You will make no molten gods for yourselves.”

34:18. “You will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. You will eat unleavened bread seven days as I commanded you, in the time of the month Aviv, for in the month Aviv you came out from Egypt.”

34:19. “All that opens the womb is Mine and every firstling among your livestock that is male, whether ox or sheep. 20. But the firstling of a donkey you will redeem with a lamb, and if you do not redeem it, then you will break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you will redeem. And no one will appear before Me empty.

34:21. “You will work six days, but on the seventh day you will rest: in plowing time and in harvest you will rest.

34:22. “And you will observe the Feast of Weeks of the First Fruits of wheat harvest (Shavuot), and the Feast of Ingathering (Sukkot) at the year’s end.

34:23. “Three times a year all your males will appear before the LORD* God, the God of Israel. 24. For I shall cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders. Neither will any man desire your land, when you go up to appear before the LORD* your God three times a year.

34:25. “You will not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven. Neither will the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover be left to the morning.

34:26. “The first of the First Fruits of your land you will bring to the House of the LORD* your God. You will not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.”

34:27. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Write these words for yourself, for in accordance with these words I have cut a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28. And he was there with the LORD* forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread, nor drank water. And He wrote the ten statements on the tablets and the words of the covenant.

34:29. And it happened when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of Testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mountain, that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him. 30. And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. 31. And Moses called to them and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them. 32. And afterward all the children of Israel came near and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD* had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. 33. And until Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. 34. But when Moses went in before the LORD* to speak with Him, he took the veil off until he came out. And he came out and spoke to the children of Israel that which he was commanded. 35. And the children of Israel saw that the skin of Moses’ face shone and Moses put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him. (Click to Source)

 

Shabbat Shalom – One New Man Bible – Shoftim – Deuteronomy 16:21 – 21:9 – August 18, 2018

Shoftim

Deuteronomy 16:21 – 21:9

Judges and Officers

16:18. You will appoint Judges and officers for yourself in all your gates which the LORD* your God gives you throughout your tribes, and they will judge the people with just judgment.19. You will not twist judgment. You will not respect persons or take a gift, for a gift blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20. You will follow that which is altogether just so you can live and inherit the land which the LORD* your God gives you.

16:21. “You will not plant for yourself a grove of any trees near the altar of the LORD* your God, which you will make for yourself.

16:22. “Neither will you set up for yourself any pillar, which the LORD* your God hates.”

Be Blameless

17.1. “You will not sacrifice to the LORD* your God any ox or sheep in which there is a blemish or any bad thing, for that is an abomination to the LORD* your God.

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Be Blameless

17.1. “You will not sacrifice to the LORD* your God any ox or sheep in which there is a blemish or any bad thing, for that is an abomination to the LORD* your God.

17:2. “If there is found in your midst, within any of your gates which the LORD* your God gives you, man or woman who has done bad things in the sight of the LORD* your God, in trespassing His covenant, 3. and has gone and served other gods and worshipped them, either the sun, moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded, 4. and it is told to you and you have heard of it and inquired diligently and, behold, it is true and the thing is certain that such an abomination is done in Israel, 5. then you will bring forth that man or that woman who has committed this wicked thing to your gates, that man or that woman, and will stone them with stones, until they die.”

Two Witnesses

17:6. “On the testimony of two witnesses or three witnesses, will he that is worthy of death be put to death, but on the testimony of one witness he will not be put to death. (2 Cor. 13:1, 1 Tim. 5:19)7. The hands of the witnesses will be first upon him to put him to death and afterward the hands of all the people. So you will put the badness away from your midst.”

Judgment

17:8. “If a matter too hard for you in judgment arises, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates, then you will rise and go up to the place which the LORD* your God will choose, 9. and you will come to the priests, the Levites, and to the judge that will be in those days and inquire, and they will tell you the sentence of judgment. 10. And you will do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the LORD* will choose, will tell you, and you will observe to do according to all that they inform you, 11. according to the sentence of the instruction which they will teach you and according to the judgment which they will tell you, you will do. You will not decline from the sentence which they will tell you, to the right hand or to the left. 12. And the man who will do presumptuously and will not heed the priest who stands to minister there before the LORD* your God or to the judge, even that man will die, and you will put away bad things from Israel. 13. And all the people will hear and revere, and no longer act presumptuously.”

Rules for a King

17:14. “When you have come to the land which the LORD* your God gives you and possess it and live there and say, ‘I shall set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,’ 15. and you in any way set a king over you, whom the LORD* your God will choose from among your brothers you will set a king over you. You may not set a stranger over you, who is not your brother. 16. But he will not multiply horses for himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses since the LORD* has said to you, You will from here on not return that way.17. Neither will he multiply wives to himself, so his heart will not turn away, nor will he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself. 18. And it will be when he sits on the throne of his kingdom that he will write for himself a copy of this Torah in a scroll out of that which is before the priests, the Levites. 19. And it will be with him and he will read from it all the days of his life, so he can learn to revere the LORD* his God, to keep all the words of this Torah and these statutes, to do them 20.so his heart will not be lifted up above his brothers and so he does not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of Israel.”

Provision for Priests

18.1. “The Levites, priests and all the tribe of Levi, will have no part or inheritance with Israel: they will eat the offerings of the LORD* made by fire, and his inheritance. 2. Therefore they will have no inheritance among their brothers: the LORD* is their inheritance, as He has said to them.

18:3. “And this will be the priest’s due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether it is an ox or sheep, and they will give the shoulder, the two cheeks, and the stomach to the priest. 4.You will also give him the First Fruit of your grain, of your wine, of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep. 5. For the LORD* your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of the LORD*, he and his sons forever.

18:6. “And if a Levite comes from any of your gates out of all Israel where he settled, and comes with all the desire of his mind to the place which the LORD* will choose, 7. then he will minister in the name of the LORD* his God, as all his brothers the Levites do, who stand there before the LORD*. 8. They will have like portions to eat, besides that which comes of his due for service of patrimony.”

Do Not Act Like the Nations

18:9. “When you have come into the land which the LORD* your God gives you, you will not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10. There will not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, who uses divination, is a soothsayer, an enchanter, a sorcerer, 11. a charmer, a consulter with familiar spirits, a wizard, or a necromancer.12. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD*, and it is because of these abominations that the LORD* your God drives them out from before you. 13. You will be innocent with the LORD* your God. 14. For these nations which you will dispossess hearkened to soothsayers and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD* your God has not allowed you to do so. 15.The LORD* your God will raise up for you a prophet (Y’shua) like me from among you, of your brothers. You will listen to Him 16. according to all that you desired of the LORD* your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly saying, ‘Let me not again hear the voice of the LORD* my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, so I do not die.’

18:17. “And the LORD* said to me, ‘They have well spoken that which they have spoken. 18. I shall raise up a prophet like you for them from among their brothers and will put My words in His mouth and He will speak to them all that I command Him. (Acts 3:22) 19. And it will be, whoever will not hearken to My words which He will speak in My name, I shall require it of him. (Acts 3:23)20. But the prophet who will presume to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that will speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet will die. 21. And if you say in your heart, How will we know the word which the LORD* has not spoken? 22. When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD*, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD* has not spoken, but the prophet has spoken it presumptuously: you will not be afraid of him.’”

Cities of Refuge

19.1. “When the LORD* your God has cut off the nations whose land the LORD* your God gives you, and you dispossess them and live in their cities and in their houses, 2. you will separate three cities for yourself in the midst of your land, which the LORD* your God is giving to you to possess.3. You will prepare the way for yourself and divide the border of your land, which the LORD* your God gives you to inherit, into three parts, so every slayer can flee there. 4. And this is the case of the slayer who will flee there, so he may live, ‘Whoever kills his neighbor ignorantly, whom he did not hate in time past, 5. as when a man goes into the woods with his neighbor to cut wood and his hand makes a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree and the head slips from the handle and hits his neighbor, so he dies, he will flee to one of those cities and live, 6. lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtakes him because the way is long and slays him; whereas he was not worthy of death, since he did not hate him in time past. 7. Therefore I command you saying, You will separate three cities for yourselves.’

19:8. “And if the LORD* your God enlarges your border, as He has sworn to your fathers and gives you all the land which He promised to give to your fathers, 9. if you will keep all these commandments to do them, which I command you this day, to love the LORD* your God and to always walk in His Ways, then you will add three cities more for yourself, besides these three, 10.so innocent blood is not shed in your land which the LORD* your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood would not be upon you. 11. But if any man hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes him mortally so he dies, and flees to one of these cities 12.then the elders of his city will send and get him there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, so he may die.13. Your eye will not pity him, but you will put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, so it may go well with you.

19:14. “You will not remove your neighbor’s landmark, which those of old time have set in your inheritance, which you will inherit in the land that the LORD* your God gives you to possess it.

19:15. “One witness will not rise up against a man for any iniquity or for any sin, in any sin that he sins. At the testimony of two witnesses or at the testimony of three witnesses, the matter will be established. (Matt. 18:16, 2 Cor. 13:1, 1 Tim. 5:19) 16. If a false witness rises up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong, 17. then both the men, between whom the controversy is, will stand before the LORD*, before the priests and the judges, who will be in those days, 18.and the judges will make diligent inquiry and, behold, if the witness is a false witness and has testified falsely against his brother, 19. then you will do to him as he had thought to have done to his brother. So you will put the badness away from your midst. (1Cor. 5:13) 20. And those who remain will hear and revere, and will from here on commit no more any such evil in your midst. 21.And your eye will not pity, life will go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.”

Do not be in Awe of Enemies!

20.1. “When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots, a people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them! For the LORD* your God is with you, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 2.And it will be, when you have come near to the battle, the priest will approach and speak to the people 3. and will say to them, ‘Listen! Obey! O Israel, you approach this day to battle against your enemies: Do not be faint hearted! Do not be in awe! Do not tremble! Do not be terrified before them! 4. The LORD* your God is He Who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’ 5. And the officers will speak to the people saying, ‘What man has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man dedicate it. 6. And what man is he who has planted a vineyard and has not made use of it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man make use of it. 7. And what man has betrothed a wife and has not taken her? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man take her.’8. And the officers will speak further to the people, and they will say,’What man is awe-struck and faint hearted? Let him go and return to his house, lest his brothers’ heart faint as well as his heart.’ 9. And it will be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people, that they will make captains of armies at the head of the people.

20:10. “When you come near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it. 11. And it will be if it gives you an answer of peace and opens to you, then it will be that all the people that are found in it will pay tribute to you and will serve you. 12. And if it will not make peace with you, but will make war against you, then you will besiege it, 13.and when the LORD* your God has delivered it into your hands, you will strike every male of it with the edge of the sword, 14. but the women, the little ones, the cattle, and all that is in the city, all the spoil of it, you will take for yourselves and you will eat the spoil of your enemies, which the LORD* your God has given you. 15. Thus you will do to all the cities which are very far off from you, which are not of the cities of these nations. 16. But of the cities of these people, which the LORD* your God gives you for an inheritance, you will save alive nothing that breathes, 17.but you will utterly destroy them, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, as the LORD* your God has commanded you, 18. so they do not teach you to do after all their abominations, which they have done to their gods, so you would not sin against the LORD* your God.

20:19. “When you besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, you will not destroy its trees by forcing an axe against them, for you may eat from them, and you will not cut them down to use in the siege, for the tree of the field is man’s life. 20. Only the trees which you know that are not trees for food, you will destroy and cut them down; and you will build bulwarks against the city that makes war with you, until it is subdued.”

Justice for Murder

21.1. “If one is found slain in the land which the LORD* your God is giving you to possess, lying in the field, and it is not known who has slain him, 2. then your elders and your judges will come out and they will measure to the cities which are around him who was slain, 3. and it will be that the city which is next to the slain man, even the elders of that city will take a heifer which has not been worked with and which has not drawn in a yoke, 4. and the elders of that city will bring down the heifer to a rough valley, which is neither tilled nor sown and will break the heifer’s neck there in the valley. 5. And the priests, the sons of Levi, will come near, for the LORD* your God has chosen them to minister to Him and to bless in the name of the LORD*, and by their word every controversy and every stroke will be tried: 6. and all the elders of that city, that are next to the slain man, will wash their hands over the heifer with the broken neck in the valley, 7. and they will answer and say, ‘Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it. 8. Forgive, LORD*, Your people Israel, whom You have redeemed. Do not lay innocent blood to Your people Israel!’ And the blood will be forgiven them. 9. So will you put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when you will do what is right in the sight of the LORD*.”

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Torah Reading – One New Man Bible – Va’etchanan – July 28, 2018

Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11

3:23. “And I implored the LORD* at that time saying, 24. ‘LORD* God, You have begun to show Your greatness and Your mighty hand to Your servant, for what god is in heaven or on earth that can do according to Your words and according to Your might? 25. I pray You, let me go over and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly mountain and Lebanon.’ 26. But the LORD* ignored, passed by, my plea for your sake and would not hear me. And the LORD* said to me, ‘Let it be enough for you! Speak no more to Me of this matter. 27. Get up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes westward, northward, southward, and eastward and behold with your eyes, for you will not go over this Jordan. 28. But charge Joshua, encourage him and strengthen him, for he will go over before this people and he will cause them to inherit the land, which you will see.’

3:29. “So we Stayed in the valley over against Beit-Peor.”

Moses Summarizes the Commandments

4.1. “Now therefore listen, O Israel, to the statutes and to the judgments, which I am teaching you, to do them, so you will live and go in and possess the land which the LORD* God of your fathers gives you. 2.You will not add to the word which I command you, neither will you take anything from it, so you can keep the commandments of the LORD* your God which I command you. (Rev. 22:19)

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3. Your eyes have seen what the LORD* did because of Baal-Peor, for all the men who followed Baal-Peor, the LORD* your God has destroyed them from among you. 4.But you who grasped the LORD* your God are alive, everyone of you this day. 5.Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD* my God commanded me, that you should do so in the land where you go to possess it.

6. Therefore keep and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the eyes of the peoples that will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. 7. For what nation is there so great that God is so near to them, as the LORD* our God is in all things that we call upon Him for?’ 8. And what nation is there so great that has statutes and judgments so righteous as all this Torah, which I AM giving you this day? 9. Only take heed to yourself and keep your inner beings diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life, but make them known to your sons and your sons’ sons. 10. The day that you stood before the LORD* your God in Horeb, when the LORD* said to me, ‘Gather the people together for Me and I shall make them hear My words so they can learn to revere Me all the days that they will live upon the earth, and so they can teach their children.’ 11. And you came near and stood under the mountain and the mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. 12.And the LORD* spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of the words, but saw no other person, only a voice.

4:13. “And He declared to you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, ten statements, and He wrote them on two tablets of stone. 14. And the LORD* commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, so you could do them in the land where you go to possess it. 15. Therefore take good heed to yourselves, for you saw no manner of a person or figure on the day the LORD* spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 16. lest you corrupt yourselves, and make for yourselves a graven image, the likeness of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17. the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flies in the air, 18. the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth, 19. and lest you lift up your eyes to heaven and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, and are led astray to worship them and serve them, which the LORD* your God has divided to all people under the whole heaven. 20.But the LORD* has taken you and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be to Him a people of inheritance, as you are this day. 21. Furthermore the LORD* was angry with me for your sake and swore that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not go in to that good land, which the LORD* your God gives you for an inheritance, 22. but I must die in this land. I must not go over the Jordan, but you will go over and possess that good land. 23. Be careful for yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD* your God, which He made with you and you make a graven image, the likeness of anything, which the LORD* your God has forbidden you. 24.For the LORD* your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. (Heb. 12:29)

4:25. “When you beget children and children’s children and you have remained long in the land and corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, the likeness of anything, and do evil in the sight of the LORD* your God, to provoke Him to anger, 26. I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from off the land where you are going over the Jordan to possess it. You will not prolong your days upon it, but will be utterly destroyed. 27. And the LORD* will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the LORD* will lead you. 28. And there you will serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. 29. But if from there you will seek the LORD* your God, you will find Him, if you seek Him with all your heart and with your whole being. 30.When you are in tribulation and all these things have come upon you in the latter days, if you turn to the LORD* your God, and are obedient to His voice, 31. for the LORD* your God is a compassionate God, He will not forsake you or destroy you or forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

4:32. “For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven to the other, whether there has been any such thing as this great thing is, or has been heard like it? 33. Did a people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live?34. Or has God attempted to take for Himself a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand, by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD* your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? 35. It was shown to you so you would know that the LORD*, He is God. There is no one else besides Him. 36. He made you to hear His voice out from heaven so He could instruct you, and upon earth He showed you His great fire and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire. 37. And because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their seed after them and in His sight He brought you out from Egypt with His mighty power 38. to drive out nations from before you, greater and mightier than you are, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance as it is this day. 39. Know therefore this day and consider it in your heart, that the LORD* He is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath. There is no other. 40. Therefore you will keep His statutes and His commandments, which I command you this day, so it will go well with you and with your children after you, and that you will prolong your days upon the earth, which the LORD* your God gives you forever.

Three Cities of Refuge in the East

4:41. Then Moses set apart three cities on the east side of the Jordan toward the sunrising 42. so the slayer could flee there, who kills his neighbor unawares and did not hate him in times past, and that fleeing to one of these cities he might live:

43. Bezer in the wilderness in the plain country of the Reubenites, Ramoth in Gilead of the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan of the Manassites.”

4:44. And this is the teaching which Moses set before the children of Israel.

45. These are the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spoke to the children of Israel after they came out of Egypt 46. on this side of the Jordan, in the valley over against Beit-Peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites who lived at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel struck after they had come out of Egypt, 47. and they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, who were on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrising, 48. from Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even to Mount Sion, which is Hermon, 49.and all the plain on this side of the Jordan eastward, even to the sea of the plain under the slopes of Pisgah.

Resuming the Commandments

5.1. And Moses called all Israel and said to them, “Listen! Obey, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day so you can learn them and keep and do them! 2.The LORD* our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. 3.The LORD* did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day. 4. The LORD* talked with you face to face on the mountain out of the midst of the fire. 5. I was standing between the LORD* and you at that time, to tell you the Word of the LORD*, for you were afraid by reason of the fire, and did not go up on the mountain. He was saying,

The Ten Statements

5:6. “I AM the LORD* your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

5:7. “You will have no other gods before Me.

5:8. “You will not make for yourself any carved or molded image, or any likeness of anything that is in the sky above, or that is in the earth below, or that is in the waters beneath the earth.

5:9. “You will not bow down yourself to them, or serve them, for I AM the LORD* your God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, 10. and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love Me and keep My commandments.

5:11. “You will not take the name of the LORD* your God in vain, for the LORD* will not hold guiltless who takes His name in vain.

5:12. “Keep the Sabbath to sanctify it, as the LORD* your God has commanded you. 13. Six days you will labor and do all your work, 14. but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD* your God, you will not do any work, you, your son, your daughter, your manservant, your maidservant, your ox, your donkey, any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, so your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you. 15. And remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and the LORD* your God brought you out from there through a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD* your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

5:16. “Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD* your God has commanded you, so your days may be prolonged and so it may go well with you in the land which the LORD* your God gives you. (Eph. 6:3)

5:17. “You will not murder.

“Neither will you commit adultery.

“Neither will you steal:

“Neither will you bear false witness against your neighbor.

5:18. “Neither will you desire your neighbor’s wife, nor will you covet your neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

5:19. “The LORD* spoke these words to all your assembly in the mountain out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness with a great voice, and He added no more. And He wrote them on two tablets of stone and delivered them to me.

5:20. “And it was, when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain burned with fire, that you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders 21. and you said, ‘Behold, the LORD* our God has shown us His glory and His greatness and we have heard His voice out of the midst of the fire. We have seen this day that God does talk with man, and he lives. 22. Now therefore, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us if we hear the voice of the LORD* our God any more, then we will die. 23. For who is there of all flesh, who has heard the voice of the Living God speaking out of the midst of the fire as we have, and lived?24. Go near and hear all that the LORD* our God will say and speak to us everything that the LORD* our God will speak to you and we will hear it and do it.’

5:25. “And the LORD* heard the sound of your words when you spoke to me and the LORD* said to me, ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken to you: they have well said all that they have spoken. 26. Othat there were such a heart in them that they would revere Me and keep all My commandments always, so it would be well with them and with their children forever. 27. Go! Say to them, “Get into your tents again!” 28. But as for you, stand here by Me and I shall speak to you all the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which you will teach them, so they may do them in the land which I AM giving them to possess. 29. You will observe to do therefore as the LORD* your God has commanded you: you will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 30. You will walk in all the Ways which the LORD* your God has commanded you, so you can live and that it may be well with you and you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess.’”

Commandments, Statutes, and Judgments

6.1. “Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD* Your God commanded to teach you, so you would do them in the land where you go to possess it, 2. so you would revere the LORD* your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments, which I command you: you, your son, and your son’s son, all the days of your life and so your days may be prolonged. 3. Therefore hear, O Israel and observe to do it, so it may be well with you, and so you may increase mightily as the LORD* God of your fathers has promised you in the land that flows with milk and honey.”

The Sh’ma

6:4. “Listen! Obey, O Israel! The LORD* is our God! The LORD* is One!

5. And you will love the LORD* your God with all your heart, with your very being, and with all your might. (Matt. 22:37, Mark 12:33, Luke 10:27) 6. And these words, which I am commanding you this day, will be in your heart 7. and you will teach them diligently to your children, and you will talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8. And you will bind them as a sign upon your hand (Pro. 7:3), and they will be as frontlets between your eyes. 9. And you will write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

6:10. “And it will be, when the LORD* your God has brought you into the land which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob to give you great and good cities which you did not build, 11. and houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, and wells dug, which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you did not plant. When you have eaten and are full, 12.watch out for yourselves so you do not forget the LORD*, Who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 13. You will revere the LORD* your God, serve Him, and will swear by His name. (Matt. 4:10, Luke 4:8) 14. You will not go after other gods, of the gods of the people that are all around you, 15.for the LORD* your God is a jealous God among you, or the anger of the LORD* your God will be kindled against you and destroy you from off the face of the earth.

6:16. “You will not tempt the LORD* your God, (Matt. 4:7, Luke 4:12) as you tempted Him in Massah. (Exod. 17:7) 17. You will diligently keep the commandments of the LORD* your God, His testimonies, and His statutes, which He has commanded you. 18. And you will do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD*, so it will be well with you and so you can go in and possess the good land which the LORD* swore to your fathers, 19. to cast out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD* has spoken.

6:20. “And when your son asks you in time to come saying, “What are the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD* our God has commanded you? 21. Then you will say to your son, we were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt and the LORD* brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand, 22. and the LORD* showed signs and wonders, great and bad upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household before our eyes. 23. And He brought us out from there, so He could bring us in to give us the land which He swore to our fathers. 24. And the LORD* commanded us to do all these statutes, to revere the LORD* our God for our good always, so He could preserve us alive, as it is at this day. 25. And it will be our acts of loving kindness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD* our God, as He has commanded us.”

Deal With Your Conquered Foes

7.1. “When the LORD* your God brings you into the land where you are going to possess it and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittite, the Gergashite, the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, seven nations greater and mightier than you, 2. and when the LORD* your God delivers them before you and you strike them, utterly destroying them, you will make no covenant with them or show them favor. 3. Neither will you make marriages with them! You will not give your daughter to his son, nor will you take his daughter for your son. 4. For they will turn away your son from following Me so they may serve other gods, so the anger of the LORD* will be kindled against you and destroy you suddenly. 5. But this is how you will deal with them: you will destroy their altars, break down their images, cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire. 6. For you are a holy people to the LORD* your God. The LORD* your God has chosen you to be special people for Himself, above all the people that are on the face of the earth.

7. The LORD* did not set His love upon you, nor choose you because you were more in number than any people, for you were the fewest of all people, 8. but because the LORD* loved you and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn to your fathers, the LORD* has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9. Know therefore that the LORD* is your God! He is God, the Faithful God Who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations 10. and repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack to the one who hates Him, He will repay him to his face. 11. Therefore you will keep the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which I command you this day, to do them.”

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Weekly Torah Readings – One New Man Bible – D’varim – Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22 – Jul 20, 2018

from One New Man Bible translated by William Morford

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The Last Two Months in the Wilderness

1.1. These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on the east side of the Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Reed Sea between Paran, Tophel, Laban, Hatserot, and Di Zahav. 2. It is an eleven days journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea. 3.And it was in the fortieth year in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, he spoke to the children of Israel according to all that the LORD* had given him in commandment to them, 4. after he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites who lived in Heshbon and Og the king of Bashan who lived at Ashtarot in Edrei 5. on this side of the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses began to declare this teaching saying,

1:6. “The LORD* our God spoke to us in Horeb saying, ‘You have stayed long enough on this mountain, 7. turn and take your journey and go to the mountain of the Amorites, and to everywhere near it in the plain, in the hills, in the valley, in the south, and by the seaside to the land of the Canaanites, to Lebanon, to the great river, the river Euphrates. 8. Look, I have set the land before you: Go in! Possess the land which the LORD* swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them and to their seed after them!’

1:9. “And I spoke to you at that time saying, ‘I am not able to bear you myself alone. 10. The LORD* your God has multiplied you and, behold, you are this day like the stars of heaven for multitude. (Heb. 11:12) 11. May the LORD* God of your fathers make you a thousand times as many more as you are and bless you, as He has promised you! 12. How can I myself alone bear your great number, your burden, and your strife! 13. Take for yourselves wise, understanding men known among your tribes and I shall make them leaders over you.’

1:14. “And you answered me and said, ‘The thing which you have spoken is good for us to do.’

1:15. “So I took the chiefs of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, captains over hundreds, captains over fifties, captains over tens, and officers among your tribes. 16. And I charged your judges at that time saying, Hear the causes between your brothers and judge righteously between a man and his brother and the stranger that is with him. 17. You will not show favoritism in judgment, but you will hear the small as well as the great. You will not be afraid of the face of any man, for the judgment is God’s, and bring to me the cause that is too hard for you and I shall hear it. 18. And I commanded you at that time all the things that you should do.

1:19. “And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and dreadful wilderness, which you saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD* our God commanded us and we came to Kadesh Barnea. 20. And I said to you, You have come to the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD* our God gives to us. 21. Behold, the LORD* your God has set the land before you. Go up! Possess it! As the LORD* God of your fathers has said to you, ‘Do not be in awe! Do not be dismayed!’

1:22. “And you came near to me, every one of you, and said, ‘We will send men before us and they will search out the land and bring us word again by what way we must go up and into what cities we will come.’ 23. And the saying pleased me and I took twelve of your men, one from a tribe. 24. And they turned and went up into the mountain and came to the valley of Eshkol and spied it out. 25. And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us and brought us word again and said, ‘It is good land which the LORD* our God gives to us.’ 26. Nevertheless you would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD* your God 27. and you murmured in your tents and said, “Because the LORD* hated us, He has brought us out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites to destroy us. 28. Where will we go? Our brothers have discouraged our heart saying, ‘The people is greater and taller than we, the cities are great and walled up to heaven, and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.’ 29. Then I said to you, ‘Do not dread or be afraid of them. 30. The LORD* your God Who goes before you, He will fight for you (Exod. 14:14, Deut. 3:22), according to all that He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 31. and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the LORD* your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came into this place.’ 32. Yet in this thing you did not believe the LORD* your God, 33. Who went on the way before you, to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, in fire by night to show you by what way you should go, and in a cloud by day.

1:34. “And the LORD* heard the sound of your words and was angry and swore saying, 35. ‘Surely there will not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I swore to give your fathers, 36. except Caleb the son of Jephunneh, he will see it and I shall give the land that he has walked on to him and to his children because he has wholly followed the LORD*.’ 37. Also the LORD* was angry with me for your sake saying, “You also will not go in there. 38. Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he will go there. Encourage him, for he will cause Israel to inherit it. 39. Moreover your little ones that you said would be a prey and your children, who in that day had no knowledge between good and bad, they will go in there and I shall give it to them, and they will possess it. 40. But as for you, turn and take your journey into the wilderness by the way of the Reed Sea.’

1:41. “Then you answered and said to me, ‘We have sinned against the LORD*, we will go up and fight according to all that the LORD* our God commanded us.’ And when each man had girded on his weapons of war, you endeavored to go up the hill.

1:42. “And the LORD* said to me, ‘Say to them, Do not go up or fight, for I am not among you, lest you be struck before your enemies.’ 43. So I spoke to you and you would not listen, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD* and went presumptuously up the hill. 44. And the Amorites who lived on that mountain came out against you and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even to Harmah. 45. And you returned and wept before the LORD*, but the LORD* would not hearken to your voice, or give ear to you. 46. So you stayed in Kadesh many days, according to the days that you lived there.”

2.1. “Then we turned and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Reed Sea as the LORD* had spoken to me, and we stayed around Mount Seir many days.

2:2. “And the LORD* spoke to me saying, 3. ‘You have stayed around this mountain long enough! Turn northward! 4. And command the people saying, You are to cross the border of your brothers the children of Esau who live in Seir, and they will be afraid of you. Therefore be careful for yourselves. 5. Do not challenge or provoke them! I shall not give you any of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth because I have given Mount Seir to Esau for a possession. 6. You will buy meat from them for money, so you can eat, and you will also buy water from them for money, so you can drink. 7. For the LORD* your God has blessed you in all the works of your hand, He knows your walking through this great wilderness, you have lacked nothing these forty years. The LORD* your God has been with you.’ 8. And we passed by from our brothers the children of Esau, who lived in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elat and from Ezion Gever.

“And we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.  9. And the LORD* said to me, ‘Do not disturb the Moabites! Do not stir up a war with them! For I shall not give you any of their land for a possession because I have given Ar to the children of Lot for a possession.’ 10. The Emim lived there in times past, a people great and many and tall like the Anakim. 11. They also were called Rephaim like the Anakim, but the Moabites called them Emim. 12. The Horites also lived in Seir earlier, but the children of Esau succeeded them when they destroyed them from before them, and lived in their place, as Israel did to the land of his possession, which the LORD* gave to them. 13. Now rise up I said, and cross the brook Zered.’

“And we went over the brook Zered. 14. And the days in which we came from Kadesh Barnea, until we had come over the brook Zered, were thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of war had been consumed from among the army, as the LORD* swore to them. 15. For indeed the hand of the LORD* was against them, to destroy them from among the army, until they had been consumed.

2:16. “So it happened, when all the men of war had been consumed from among the people and were dead, 17. that the LORD* spoke to me saying, 18. ‘You are this day to cross the border of Moab with Ar. 19. And when you come near against the children of Ammon, do not distress them! Do not stir war with them! For I shall not give you any of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession because I have given it to the children of Lot for a possession.’ 20. (That also was called a land of Rephaim. Rephaim lived there earlier and the Ammonites called them Zamzummim, 21. a people great and numerous, and tall, like the Anakim, but the LORD* destroyed them before them. They succeeded them and lived in their stead, 22. as He did for the children of Esau, who lived in Seir, when He destroyed the Horim from before them and they succeeded them and stayed in their stead even to this day. 23. And the Avim who lived in Hazerim, to Gaza the Kaftorim, who came out of Kaftor, destroyed them and stayed in their stead.)”

Heshbon Conquered

2:24. “Get up! Take your journey and cross the river Arnon. Behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon and his land. Begin to possess and contend with him in battle. 25. This day I shall begin to put the dread of you and the awe of you upon the peoples that are under the whole heaven, who will hear reports about you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you.”

2:26. “And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemot to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace saying, 27.‘Let me pass through your land. I shall go along by the highway; I shall turn neither to the right hand nor to the left. 28.You will sell me meat for money, so I can eat and give me water for money, so I can drink, only I shall pass through on my feet. 29. As the children of Esau that dwell in Seir and the Moabites that live in Ar did with me until I shall cross over the Jordan into the land which the LORD* our God gives us.’ 30. But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him, for the LORD* your God strengthened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, so He could deliver him into your hand as on this day.

2:31. “And the LORD* said to me, ‘Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before you. Begin to possess, so you can inherit his land.’

2:32. “Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. 33. And the LORD* our God delivered him before us and we struck him and his sons and all his people. (Num. 21:21-31) 34. And we took all his cities at that time and utterly destroyed the men, the women, and the little ones of every city, we left no one to remain. 35. We took only the cattle for a prey to ourselves and the spoil of the cities which we took. 36. From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon and from the city that is by the river, even to Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us. The LORD* our God delivered all to us. 37. It was only to the land of the children of Ammon that you did not come, or to any place of the river Jabbok or to the cities in the mountains or to whatever the LORD* our God forbade us.”

Bashan Conquered

3.1. “Then we turned and went up the road to Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people to battle at Edrei. 2. And the LORD* said to me, ‘Do not be in awe of him! I shall deliver him and all his people and his land into your hand, and you will do to him as you did to Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon.’ (Num. 21:33-35) 3. So the LORD* our God also delivered Og into our hands, the king of Bashan and all his people, and we struck him until no one was left remaining. 4. And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we did not take from them, sixty cities, the whole region of Argov, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 5. All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars besides a great many unwalled towns. 6. And we utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children of every city. 7. But we took all the cattle and the spoil of the cities for a prey for ourselves. 8. And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this, east, side of the Jordan, from the river of Arnon to Mount Hermon, 9. which Hermon the Sidonites call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir, 10. all the cities of the plain and all Gilead and all Bashan, to Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 11. For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim, behold, his bedstead is a bedstead of iron, it is in Rabbat of the children of Ammon. Its length is nine cubits and its width is four cubits, after the cubit of a man.

3:12. “And this land, which we possessed at that time from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half of Mount Gilead and its cities, I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites. 13. And the rest of Gilead and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, I gave to the half tribe of Manasseh all the region of Argov, with all Bashan, which was called the land of Rephaim. 14.Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob to the border of Geshuri and Maachathi, and called them the Bashan after his own name, Havot Jair, to this day. 15. And I gave Gilead to Machir. 16. And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the river Arnon, half the valley, and the border even to the river Jabbok, the border of the children of Ammon, 17. the plain also and the Jordan and its border from Kinneret even to the sea of the plain, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.

3:18. “And I commanded you at that time saying, The LORD* your God has given you this land to possess it. You will cross armed before your brothers the children of Israel, all that are enlisted for the war. 19. But your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, (I know that you have many cattle) will stay in your cities which I have given you 20. until the LORD* has given rest to your brothers, as well as to you and they also possess the land which the LORD* your God has given them beyond the Jordan, and then you will return, each man to his possession which I have given you. 21. And I commanded Joshua at that time saying, ‘Your eyes have seen all that the LORD* your God has done to these two kings: so will the LORD* do to all the kingdoms where you possess. 22. You will not be in awe of them, for the LORD* your God, He will fight for you.’ (Exod. 14:14, Deut. 1:30) (Click to Source)

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Torah Reading – One New Man Bible – Matot – Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 – July 14, 2018

Matot

Numbers 30:2 – 36:13

Vows

30:2. And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which the LORD* has commanded.

30:3. “If a man makes a vow to the LORD*, or swears an oath to bind himself with a bond, he will not break his word, he will do according to all that proceeds from his mouth. (Matt. 5:33, Jcb. 5:12) 4. If a woman also makes a vow to the LORD* and binds herself by a bond, being in her father’s house in her youth, 5. and her father hears her vow and her bond with which she has bound herself and her father will hold his peace at her, then all her vows will stand and every bond with which she has bound herself will stand.

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6. But if her father disallows her in the day that he hears, not any of her vows or of her bonds with which she has bound herself will stand, and the LORD* will forgive her, because her father disallowed her. 7. And if she had a husband when she vowed or uttered anything out of her lips, with which she bound her soul, 8. and her husband heard it and held his peace at her in the day that he heard, then her vows will stand and her bonds with which she bound herself will stand. 9.But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard, then he will make void her vow which she vowed and that which she uttered with her lips, with which she bound herself, and the LORD* will forgive her. 10. But every vow of a widow and of her that is divorced with which they have bound themselves, will stand against her. 11. And if she vowed in her husband’s house or bound herself by a bond with an oath 12. and her husband heard and held his peace at her and did not disallow her, then all her vows will stand and every bond with which she bound herself will stand.13. But if her husband has utterly made them void on the day he heard, whatever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows or concerning the bond of herself will not stand, her husband has made them void and the LORD* will forgive her. 14. Her husband may establish every vow and every binding oath to afflict the soul, or her husband may make it void. 15. But if her husband altogether holds his peace at her from day to day, then he establishes all her vows or all her bonds, which are upon her; he confirms them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard16. But if he will make them void after he has heard them, then he will bear her iniquity.”

30:17. These are the statutes, which the LORD* commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father and his daughter, being in her youth in her father’s house.

War against Midian

31.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses, saying, 2. “Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward you will be gathered to your people.”

31:3. And Moses spoke to the people saying, “Arm some of yourselves for war and let them go against the Midianites, to execute the LORD’s* vengeance on Midian. 4. A thousand from every tribe, throughout all the tribes of Israel, you will send to the war.”

31:5. So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand from a tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. 6. And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand from a tribe, those and Phineas the son of Elazar the priest to the war with the holy vessels and the trumpets to blow in his hand. 7. And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD* commanded Moses, and they slew all the males. 8. And they slew the kings of Midian, besides the rest of them that were slain; Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: they also slew Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.

31:9. And the sons of Israel took all the women of Midian and their little ones captives, and took the spoil of all their cattle and all their flocks, and all their goods. 10. And all their cities in which they dwelled and all their villages they burned with fire. 11. And they took all the spoil and all the prey, of mankind and of beasts. 12. And they brought the captives, the prey, and the spoil to Moses and Elazar the priest, and to the congregation of the children of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan near Jericho.

31:13. And Moses, Elazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation went forth to meet them outside the camp. 14. And Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds that came from the battle. 15. And Moses said to them, “Have you saved all the women alive? 16. Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD* in the matter of Peor and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD*. (Jude 11) 17. Now therefore kill every male among the little ones and kill every woman that has known a man by lying with him. 18. But all the female children who have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. 19. And stay outside the camp seven days. Whoever has killed any person and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day. 20. And purify all your clothes and all that is made of skins, all work of goats’ hair, and all things made of wood.”

31:21. And Elazar the priest said to the men of war who went to the battle, “This is the ordinance of the instruction which the LORD* commanded Moses, 22. only the gold, the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin, and the lead, 23.everything that can stand the fire, you will make go through the fire and it will be clean, nevertheless it will be purified with the water of sprinkling. And all that cannot stand the fire you will make go through the water. 24. And you will wash your clothes on the seventh day and you will be clean, and afterward you will come into the camp.”

31:25. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 26. “Count the prey that was taken, of mankind and of beast, you, Elazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation, 27. and divide the prey into two parts, between those who took the war against them, who went out to battle, and between the whole congregation,

28. and levy a tribute to the LORD* from the men of war who went out to battle one individual of five hundred, of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys, and of the sheep: 29. take from their half and give it to Elazar the priest for a heave offering of the LORD*. 30. And of the children of Israel’s half, you will take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts and give them to the Levites, who keep the charge of the Tabernacle of the LORD*.”

31:31. And Moses and Elazar the priest did as the LORD* commanded Moses. 32. And the booty, the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred seventy-five thousand sheep, 33. and seventy-two thousand cattle, 34. sixty-one thousand donkeys, 35. and thirty-two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known a man by lying with him. 36. And the half, which was the portion of those that went out to war, was in number three hundred thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep, 37. and the LORD’s* tribute of the sheep was six hundred seventy-five. 38. And there were thirty-six thousand cattle, of which the LORD’s* tribute was seventy-two.39. And there were thirty thousand five hundred donkeys, of which the LORD’s* tribute was sixty-one. 40. And there were sixteen thousand people, of which the LORD’s* tribute was thirty-two people. 41. And Moses gave the tribute, the LORD’s* heave offering, to Elazar the priest, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 42. And of the children of Israel’s half, which Moses divided from the men who fought, 43. (Now the congregation’s half was three hundred thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep, 44. thirty-six thousand cattle, 45. thirty thousand five hundred donkeys, 46.and sixteen thousand people) 47. Even of the children of Israel’s half, Moses took one portion of fifty, of mankind and of beast and gave them to the Levites who kept the charge of the Tabernacle of the LORD*, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

31:48. And the officers that were over thousands of the army, the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds came near to Moses, 49. and they said to Moses, “Your servants have taken the count of the men of war that are under our charge and there lacks not one man of us. 50. We have therefore brought an offering for the LORD*, what every man has gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, bracelets, rings, earrings, and belts to make atonement for our lives before the LORD*.”

31:51. And Moses and Elazar the priest took the gold from them, even all wrought jewels. 52. And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the LORD*, of the captains of thousands and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred fifty shekels. 53. (For the men of war had taken spoil, each man for himself.) 54.And Moses and Elazar the priest took the gold from the captains of thousands and of hundreds and brought it into the Tent of Meeting, for a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD*.

East of the Jordan

32.1. Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle and when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead that, behold, the place was a place for cattle. 2. The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses, to Elazar the priest, and to the princes of the congregation saying, 3.“Atarot, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Shebam, Nebo, and Beon, 4. even the country which the LORD* struck before the congregation of Israel is a land for cattle, and your servants have cattle. 5. Therefore, they said, if we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession, and do not bring us over the Jordan.”

32:6. And Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, “Will your brothers go to war and will you sit here? 7. And why do you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD* has given them 8. like your fathers did, when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to see the land. 9. For when they went up to the valley of Eshkol and saw the land they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel that they should not go into the land which the LORD* had given them. 10. And the LORD’s* anger was kindled the same time, and He swore saying, 11. ‘Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward will see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob because they have not wholly followed Me, 12. except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizite and Joshua the son of Nun, for they have wholly followed the LORD*.’ 13. And the LORD’s* anger was kindled against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years until the entire generation that had done evil in the sight of the LORD* was consumed. 14. And, behold, you are raised up in your fathers’ stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the LORD* toward Israel. 15. For if you turn away from after Him, He will yet again leave them in the wilderness and you will destroy all these people.”

32:16. And they came near to him and said, “We will build sheep folds here for our cattle and cities for our little ones, 17. but we ourselves will go ready, armed before the children of Israel until we have brought them to their place, and our little ones will dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land. 18. We will not return to our houses until every man of the children of Israel has inherited his inheritance. 19. For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan forward, westward, because our inheritance has fallen to us on this side of the Jordan eastward.”

32:20. And Moses said to them, “If you will do this thing, if you go before armed for war, 21. and every armed man of you will cross over the Jordan before the LORD*, until He has driven out His enemies from before Him, 22. and the land is subdued before the LORD*: then afterward you will return and be guiltless before the LORD* and before Israel, then this land will be your possession before the LORD*. 23. But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD*, and be sure your sin will find you out. 24. Build cities for yourselves, your little ones and folds for your sheep, and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth.”

32:25. And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses saying, “Your servants will do as my lord commands. 26. Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle will be there in the cities of Gilead. 27. But your servants will cross over, every man armed for war, before the LORD* to battle, as my lord says.”

32:28. So, concerning them Moses commanded Elazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel 29. and Moses said to them, “If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will cross with you over the Jordan, every man armed for battle before the LORD*, and the land will be subdued before you, then you will give them the land of Gilead for a possession, 30. but if they will not cross over with you armed, they will have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.”

32:31. And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered saying, “As the LORD* has said to your servants, so we will do. 32. We will cross over armed before the LORD* into the land of Canaan, so the possession of our inheritance on this side of the Jordan will be ours.”

32:33. And Moses gave to them, to the children of Gad, to the children of Reuben, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land with the cities of it in the borders, the cities of the surrounding country. 34. And the children of Gad built Dibon, Atarot, Aroer, 35. Atrot-Shofan, Jazer, Jagbeha,36. Beit Nimrah, and Beit Haran, fenced cities and folds for sheep.

32:37. And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriataim, 38. Nebo, Baal Meon, (their names being changed) and Shibmah, and gave other names to the cities which they built. 39. And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, took it, and dispossessed the Amorite that were in it. 40. And Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh and he lived there. 41.And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took its small towns and called them Havot Jair. 42. And Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

Masei

33.1. These are the journeys of the children of Israel when they went out of the land of Egypt with their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron. 2. And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD*, and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

33:3. And they departed from Rameses in the first month on the fifteenth day of the first month. On the day after the Passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians. 4. For the Egyptians buried all the firstborn that the LORD* had smitten among them: the LORD* also executed judgments upon their gods. 5. And the children of Israel left Rameses and pitched in Sukkot. 6. Then they left Sukkot and pitched in Itam, which is in the edge of the wilderness. 7. And they left Itam and turned again to Pi Hakhirot, which isbefore Baal Zephon, and they pitched before Migdol. 8. And they left Pi Hakhirot and crossed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness and went three days’ journey in the wilderness of Itam and pitched in Marah. 9.And they left Marah and came to Elim and in Elim there were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees, and they pitched there.10. Then they left Elim and camped by the Reed Sea.11. And they left the Reed Sea and camped in the wilderness of Sin. 12. And they took their journey from the wilderness of Sin and camped in Dafkah. 13. And they left Dafkah and camped in Alush. 14. And they left Alush and camped at Refidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.15. And they left Refidim and pitched in the wilderness of Sinai. 16. Then they left the desert of Sinai and pitched at Kibrot Hattaavah. 17. And they left Kibrot Hattaavah and camped at Hazerot, 18. and they left Hazerot and pitched in Ritmah. 19. And they left Ritmah and pitched at Rimmon Perez. 20. And they left Rimmon Perez and pitched in Libnah. 21. And they left Libnah and pitched at Rissah. 22. And they traveled from Rissah and pitched in Keheletah.23. Then they went from Keheletah and pitched at Mount Shefer. 24. And they left Mount Shefer and camped at Haradah. 25. And they left Haradah and pitched in Makehelot. 26. Then they left Makehelot and camped at Tahat.27. And they departed from Tahat and pitched at Terah. 28. And they left Terah and pitched in Mitkah. 29. And they went from Mitkah and pitched in Hashmonah. 30. And they departed from Hashmonah and camped at Moserot. 31.And they left Moserot and pitched in Benai Jaakan. 32. And they traveled from Benai Jaakan and camped at Hor Hagidgad. 33. And they went from Hor Hagidgad and pitched in Jotbah. 34. And they left Jotbah and camped at Avronah. 35.And they left Avronah and camped at Ezion-geber. 36. And they left Ezion-geber and camped in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh. 37. And they left Kadesh and pitched at Mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.

33:38. And Aaron the priest went up on Mount Hor at the commandment of the LORD* and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, on the first of the fifth month. 39. And Aaron was a hundred twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.

33:40. And king Arad the Canaanite, who dwelled in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel. 41. And they departed from Mount Hor and camped in Zalmonah.42. And they left Zalmonah and camped in Punon. 43. And they left Punon and pitched in Obot. 44.And they left Obot and camped in Ije Haavarim, in the border of Moab. 45. And they left Ijim and camped in Dibon Gad. 46. And they traveled from Dibon Gad and camped in Almon Diblathaim.47. And they left Almon Diblathaim and camped in the mountains of Avarim, before Nebo. 48. And they left the mountains of Abarim and camped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan near Jericho.49.And they camped by the Jordan from Beit Jeshimoth to Abel Shittim in the plains of Moab.

Marching Orders

33:50. And the LORD* spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan near Jericho saying,51. “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them,

‘When you have crossed over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52. then you will drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you and destroy all their wood and stone images, destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places. 53. And you will dispossess the inhabitants of the land and live there, for I have given you the land to possess it. 54. And you will divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families. To the more numerous you will give more inheritance, and to the fewer you will give less inheritance: every man’s inheritance will be in the place where his lot falls. You will inherit according to the tribes of your fathers. 55. But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it will be that those that you let remain of them will be pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides and will trouble you in the land in which you live. 56. And it will be that I shall do to you as I thought to do to them.’”

Future Borders of Israel

34.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “Command the children of Israel and say to them,

“‘When you come into the land of Canaan, this is the land that will fall to you for an inheritance, the land of Canaan according to its borders. 3. Then your south side will be from the wilderness of Zin along by the border of Edom and your south border will be the outermost end of the Salt Sea eastward, 4. and your border will turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim and pass on to Zin and from there it will be from the south to Kadesh Barnea, and will go on to Hazaraddar and pass on to Azmonah. 5. And the border will turn about from Azmonah to the river of Egypt, and from there it will go to the sea. 6. And as the western border, you will even have the Great Sea for a border: this will be your west border. 7. And this will be yournorth border, from the Great Sea you will point out for yourselves Mount Hor, 8. from Mount Hor you will point out to the entrance of Hamat, and from there the border will be to Zedadah, 9. and the border will go on to Ziphronah, and from there it will be at Hazar-Enan: this will be your north border. 10. And you will point out your east border from Hazar-Enan to Shefamah, 11. and the border will go down from Shefamah to Riblah, on the east side of Ayin, and the border will descend and will reach to the side of the lake of Kinneret eastward 12. and the border will go down to the Jordan, and from there it will go to the Salt Sea: this will be your land according to its borders all around.’”

34:13. And Moses commanded the children of Israel saying, “This is the land which you will inherit by lot, which the LORD* commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe. 14. For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house of their fathers and the tribe of the children of Gad according to the house of their fathers have taken their inheritance; and half the tribe of Manasseh have taken their inheritance. 15. The two tribes and the half tribe have taken their inheritance on this side of the Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.”

34:16. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 17. “These are the names of the men who will divide the land for you: Elazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun. 18. And you will take one prince of every tribe to divide the land for inheritance. 19. And these are the names of the men: of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 20. And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud. 21. Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon. 22. And the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli. 23. The prince of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod. 24. And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiftan. 25. And the prince of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnah. 26. And the prince of the tribe of the children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan. 27. And the prince of the tribe of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi. 28. And the prince of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud. 29. These are they to whom the LORD* commanded to divide the inheritance to the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.”

Levites Given Cities

35.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan near Jericho saying, 2.“Command the children of Israel that they give to the Levites from the inheritance of their possession cities to live in and you will give to the Levites open land around the cities. 3. And they will have the cities to live in, and the open land around them will be for their cattle, for their goods, and for all their beasts. 4. And the open land around the cities, which you will give to the Levites, from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits all around. 5. And you will measure from outside the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits, and the city will be in the middle: this will be to them the open land around the cities. 6. And among the cities which you will give to the Levites there will be six cities for refuge, which you will appoint for the man-slayer, so he may flee there, and to them you will add forty-two cities. 7. So all the cities which you will give the Levites will be forty-eight cities. You will give them with their open land. 8. And the cities which you will give will be of the possession of the children of Israel, from many you will give many; but from few you will give few: everyone will give of his cities to the Levites according to his inheritance which he inherits.”

Cities of Refuge

35:9. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 10. “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘When you have come over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 11. then you will appoint for yourselves cities to be cities of refuge for you, so the slayer can flee there, the one who kills any person unawares. 12. And they will be cities for refuge from the avenger for you, so the man-slayer does not die until he stands before the congregation in judgment. 13.And of these cities which you will give you will have six cities for refuge. 14. You will give three cities on this side of the Jordan and you will give three cities in the land of Canaan, cities of refuge. 15. These six cities will be a refuge, for the children of Israel, for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them, so everyone who kills any person unawares may flee there. 16. And if he strikes him with an instrument of iron so that he dies, he is a murderer: the murderer will surely be put to death. 17. And if he strikes him with a stone in the hand, by which he may die and he dies, he is a murderer: the murderer will surely be put to death. 18. Or if he strikes him with a hand weapon of wood from which he may die and he dies, he is a murderer: the murderer will surely be put to death. 19. The avenger of blood himself will slay the murderer when he meets him, he will slay him. 20. But if he thrusts him from hatred or hurls at him by lying in wait, for that he dies, 21. or strikes him in enmity with his hand so he dies: he that struck him will surely be put to death, he is a murderer: the avenger of blood will slay the murderer when he meets him. 22. But if he thrusts him suddenly without enmity or has cast upon him anything without lying in wait 23. or with any stone, by which a man may die, not seeing him, and casts it upon him so he dies, and was not his enemy, nor sought his harm, 24.then the congregation will judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these judgments. 25. And the congregation will deliver the slayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood and the congregation will restore him to the city of his refuge where he fled, and he will stay in it to the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil. 26. But if the slayer will at any time come outside the border of the city of his refuge where he fled, 27. and the avenger of blood finds him outside the borders of the city of his refuge and the avenger of blood kills the slayer, he will not be guilty of blood 28. because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest, but after the death of the high priest the slayer will return to the land of his possession. 29. So these things will be for a statute of judgment for you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.’

35:30. “Whoever kills any person, the murderer will be put to death by the mouth of witnesses, but one witness will not testify against any person to cause him to die. 31. Moreover you will take redemption money for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he will surely be put to death. 32. And you will take no redemption money for him who fled to the city of his refuge, so he could come again to live in the land until the death of the priest. 33. So you will not pollute the land in which you are, for blood defiles the land. And no atonement can be made to the land for the blood that is shed in it, but by the blood of him that shed it. 34. Therefore do not defile the land which you will inhabit, in which I dwell, for I the LORD* dwell among the children of Israel.”

Daughters of Zelophehad Inheritance

36.1. And the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph came near and spoke before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel. 2. And they said, “The LORD* commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel, and my lord was commanded by the LORD* to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters. 3.And if they are married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then their inheritance will be taken from the inheritance of our fathers and will be put to the inheritance of the tribe where they are received, so it will be taken from the lot of our inheritance, 4. and when there is a jubilee of the children of Israel, then their inheritance will be placed with the inheritance of the tribe where they are received, so their inheritance will be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.”

36:5. And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the LORD* saying, “The tribe of the sons of Joseph has said well. 6. This is the thing which the LORD* commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad saying, ‘Let them marry to whom they think best, only to the family of the tribe of their father will they marry. 7. So the inheritance of the children of Israel will not remove from tribe to tribe, for each one of the children of Israel will keep for himself the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. 8. And every daughter who possesses an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, will be wife to one of the family of the tribe of her father, so every man of the children of Israel may enjoy the inheritance of his fathers. 9. So no inheritance will remove from one tribe to another tribe, but everyone from the tribes of the children of Israel will keep himself to his own inheritance.’”

36:10. The LORD* commanded Moses, so the daughters of Zelophehad did. 11. For Mahlah, Tirzah, Haglah, Milkah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to their father’s brothers’ sons, 12. and they were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father.

36:13. These are the commandments and the judgments, which the LORD* commanded by the hand of Moses to the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan near Jericho.

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