Weekly Torah Readings: Sh’lah L’kha – from One New Man Bible – Jun 29, 2019

Sh’lah L’kha

Spies Named

13.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2.Send men for yourself, so they can spy out the land of Canaan, which I AM giving to the children of Israel. You will send a man from each tribe of their fathers, each one a leader among them.” 3.And Moses by the commandment of the LORD* sent them from the wilderness of Paran, all those men were heads of the children of Israel. 4. And these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur;  5. of the tribe of Simeon, Shafat the son of Hori; 6. of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh; 7. of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph; 8. of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun; 9. of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Rafu; 10. of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi; 11. from the tribe of Joseph, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi; 12. of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli; 13. of the tribe of Asher, Setur the son of Michael; 14. of the tribe of Naphtali, Nabbi the son of Vofsi;15. of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

Hoshea Renamed Joshua

13:16. These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua. 17. And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan and said to them, “Go up here in the south, and go up on the mountain 18. and see the land, what it is and the people who live there, whether they are strong or weak, few or many. 19. And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad and what cities there are that they live in, whether in tents or in strongholds. 20. And what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether or not there is wood in it. And be of good courage and bring of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.

Spies Go Out

13:21. So they went up and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men come to Hamat. 22. And they ascended by the south and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of the giants were. (Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) 23. And they came to the brook of Eshkol and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a staff between two men; and they brought of the pomegranates and of the figs. 24. The place was called the brook Eshkol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from there. 25. And after forty days they returned from spying out the land.

Spies Report

13:26. And they went and came to Moses and to Aaron and to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh, and brought back word to them and to the whole congregation and showed them the fruit of the land. 27. And they told him and said, “We came to the land where you sent us and surely it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28. But the people that live in the land are strong and the cities are walled, very great! And moreover we saw the children of the giant there. 29. Amalek lives in the land of the south and the Hittite, the Jebusite, and the Amorite live in the mountains, and the Canaanites live by the sea and by the Jordan.”

13:30. And Caleb calmed the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and possess it, for we are well able to overcome it.”

13:31. But the men who went up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.” 32. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out for the children of Israel saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up its inhabitants. And all the people that we saw in it were men of great stature. 33. And there we saw the Nefilim, the sons of Anak (Giant), who come of the Nefilim, and we were in our own sight like grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”

Evil Report Wins

14.1. And the whole congregation lifted up their voice and cried, and the people wept that night. 2. And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron and the whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or we had died in this wilderness! (1 Cor. 10:10) 3. And why has the LORD* brought us to this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? Was it not better for us to return to Egypt?” 4. And they said to one another, “Let us make a captain and let us return to Egypt.”

14:5. Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before the entire assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. 6.And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of those who spied out the land, tore their clothes,7. and they spoke to the entire company of the children of Israel saying, “The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceedingly good land. 8. If the LORD* delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey. 9. Only do not rebel against the LORD*, neither fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us: their defense has departed from them and the LORD* is with us. Do not be in awe them!” 10. But the whole congregation ordered to stone them with stones. Then the glory of the LORD* appeared in the Tent of Meeting before all the children of Israel.

14:11. And the LORD* said to Moses, “How long will this people provoke Me? And how long will it be before they believe Me, for all the signs that I have shown among them? 12. I shall strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and will make of you a greater nation even mightier than they.”

Moses Pleads with the LORD*

14:13. And Moses said to the LORD*, “Then the Egyptians will hear it (for You brought up this people in Your might from among them) 14. and they will tell the inhabitants of this land, for they have heard that You, LORD*, are among this people, that You, LORD*, are seen face to face and Your cloud stands over them, and You go before them, by daytime in a pillar of cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night. 15. Now if You will kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard Your fame will speak saying, 16. ‘Because the LORD* was not able to bring this people into the land which He swore to them, therefore He has slain them in the wilderness.’ 17. And now, I beseech you, let the power of my Lord be great, according as You have spoken saying, 18. ‘The LORD* is patient and of great loving kindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation.’ (Exod. 34:6,7) 19. Pardon, I beseech you, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your loving kindness, and as You have forgiven this people from Egypt even until now.”

The LORD* Pardons

14:20. And the LORD* said, “I have pardoned according to your word. 21. But as truly as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the LORD*. 22. Because all those men who have seen My glory and My miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness and have tested Me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to My voice. (Heb. 3:8) 23. Surely they will not see the land which I swore to their fathers, neither will any of them who provoked Me see it, 24. except My servant Caleb because he had another spirit with him and has followed Me fully, I shall bring him into the land where he went and his seed will possess it. 25. (Now the Amalekite and the Canaanite dwelled in the valley.) Tomorrow turn and go into the wilderness by the way of the Reed Sea.”

Israel Sentenced to Forty Years in the Wilderness

14:26. And the LORD* spoke to Moses and to Aaron saying, 27. “How long will I bear with this evil congregation that murmurs against Me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against Me. 28. Say to them, ‘As truly as I live, says the LORD*, as you have spoken in My ears, so will I do for you: 29. your carcasses will fall in this wilderness and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, that have murmured against Me. (Jude 5) 30. Doubtless you will not come into the land, which I swore to make you dwell in, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun. 31. But your little ones that you said should be a prey, those I shall bring in and they will know the land which you have despised. 32. But as for you, your carcasses will fall in this wilderness. 33. And your children will wander in the wilderness forty years and bear your backslidings, until your carcasses are wasted in the wilderness. 34. After the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, each day for a year, you will bear your iniquities, forty years, and you will know My enmity.’ 35. I AM,the LORD*, I have said, ‘I shall surely do it to all this evil congregation that are gathered together against Me, they will be consumed in this wilderness and there they will die.’”

14:36. And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made the whole congregation to murmur against him by bringing up a slander upon the land, 37. even those men who brought the evil report on the land, died by the plague before the LORD*. 38. Except Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh still lived, who were of the men that went to spy out the land.

14:39. And Moses told these sayings to all the children of Israel and the people mourned greatly. 40. And they rose up early in the morning and went up to the top of the mountain saying, “Here we are and we will go up to the place which the LORD* has promised, for we have sinned.”

14:41. And Moses said, “Why do you now trespass the commandment of the LORD*? But it will not succeed. 42. Do not go up so you are not smitten before your enemies, for the LORD* is not among you. 43. For the Amalekite and the Canaanite are there before you, and you will fall by the sword because you turned away from the LORD*, therefore the LORD* will not be with you.” 44. But they presumed to go up to the hilltop, nevertheless the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD* and Moses did not leave the camp. 45. Then the Amalekite and the Canaanite who lived on that hill came down and struck them, and crushed them to Harmah.

Offerings in the Land

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

“When you come into the land of your homes, which I AM giving to you,

3. and will make an offering by fire to the LORD*, a burnt offering or a sacrifice in performing a vow or in a freewill offering or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savor to the LORD* of the herd or of the flock, 4. then he that brings his offering to the LORD* will bring a grain offering of two tenths of an ephah of flour mixed with the fourth of a hin of oil. 5.And you will prepare the fourth of a hin of wine for a drink offering with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb. 6. Or for a ram, you will prepare a grain offering two tenth parts of flour mixed with the third of a hin of oil. 7. And for a drink offering you will offer the third of a hin of wine, a sweet savor to the LORD*. 8. And when you prepare a bull, a burnt offering or a sacrifice in performing a vow or peace offerings to the LORD*, 9. then he will bring with a bull a grain offering of three tenths of an Ephah of flour mixed with half a hin of oil.

10. And you will bring for a drink offering half a hin of wine, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD*. 11.Thus it will be done for one bull or for one ram or for a lamb or a kid. 12. According to the number that you will prepare, so will you do for everyone according to their number. 13. All that are born of the country will do these things after this manner, in drawing near with an offering made by fire, a sweet savor to the LORD*. 14. And if a stranger lives with you or whoever is among you in your generations, and will make a fire offering of a sweet savor to the LORD*, as you do, so will he do. 15. One ordinance will be both for you of the congregation and also for the stranger that lives among you, an ordinance forever in your generations: as you are, so will the stranger be before the LORD*. 16. One Torah and one manner will be for you and for the stranger who lives with you.”

15:17. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 18. “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them,

“When you come into the land where I bring you, 19. then it will be, that when you eat of the bread of the land you will offer up a heave offering to the LORD*.

20. You will offer up a cake of the first of your dough for a heave offering. As you do the heave offering of the threshing floor, so will you heave it. 21. Of the first of your dough you will give a heave offering to the LORD* in your generations.

15:22. “And if you have erred and not observed all these commandments, which the LORD* has spoken to Moses, 23. all that the LORD* has commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day forward that the LORD* commanded him among your generations, 24. then it will be, if anything has been committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that the entire congregation will offer one young bull for a burnt offering for a sweet savor to the LORD*, with his grain offering and his drink offering, according to the manner and one he goat for a sin offering. 25. And the priest will make atonement for the entire congregation of the children of Israel, and it will be forgiven them, for it is ignorance and they will bring their offering,  a fire offering to the LORD* and their sin offering before the LORD*, for their ignorance, 26. and it will be forgiven the whole congregation of the children of Israel and the stranger who lives among them, seeing all the people were in ignorance.

15:27. “And if any person sins by mistake then he will bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering. 28. And the priest will make atonement for the one who sins ignorantly when he sins by mistake before the LORD*, to make atonement for him, and it will be forgiven him. 29. You will have one Torah for him who sins through ignorance, both him who is born among the children of Israel and the stranger who lives among them. 30. But the person that does anything with a high hand, whether he is born in the land or a stranger, he blasphemes the LORD*, and that one will be cut off from among his people. 31. Because he has despised the Word of the LORD* and has broken His commandment, that person will be utterly cut off: his iniquity will be upon him.”

Working on the Sabbath

15:32. And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man who gathered sticks on the Sabbath. 33.And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron and to the whole congregation. 34. And they put him in custody because it was not declared what should be done to him. 35. And the LORD* said to Moses, “The man will surely be put to death. The whole congregation will stone him with stones outside the camp.” 36. And the whole congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him with stones and he died, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

Prayer Shawl (Sh’ma, Part 3)

15:37. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 38. “Speak to the children of Israel and bid them to make fringes for themselves in the wings of their garments throughout their generations and that they put upon the fringe of the border a thread of blue, 39. and it will be to you for a fringe, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the LORD* and do them, and that you do not seek after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you used to go astray, 40. so you will remember and do all My commandments and be holy to your God. 41. IAM the LORD* your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I AM the LORD* your God.” (Click to Source)

Torah Commentary – Sh’lach L’cha (Send on your behalf) – The Tourists Connection – SCRIPTURES FOR June 29, 2019

Sh’lach L’cha (Send on your behalf)
Numbers 13:1-15:41
Joshua 2:1-24
Hebrews 3:7-19
The Tourists Connection
If a list were made of the top ten stories the Hebrews are known for during their sojourn in the wilderness, the account of the twelve spies would certainly be found. Many fingers have been pointed at the faithless reports given by the ten spies. Is there a deeper level of understanding regarding the reason behind the difference in the statements shared by the ten versus the two? Could we find another lesson from their experience that can give instruction to us today? Let’s see.
The Hebrew word translated as spies is “tuwr.” It is interesting that the word sounds like our English word “tour”, though it is not the actual root of the word. We can use the comparison to draw a lesson. We can look at these men, not as it describes as “in the Land”, but rather as tourists? At the time, they were travelers, not dwellers. Consider, after all, when they returned to camp they brought back souvenirs of fruit of the land to show off. The fruitful bounty could have been inspiration to take the Land as Yah directed. Yet, it is not what they brought back on their shoulders which truly mattered, instead, it was what was in their hearts.
It is hard to envision the immense feast of produce these men saw or the terror of the massive size of its inhabitants during their “tour.” A few years back a section of the wall of Hevron was found that dates back to the time of Scripture. On one of my trips in Israel I was able to visit that section of unearthed wall. I remember just staring at it. I have always had a connection to Joshua. The haftorah readings for the Torah portion related to my birthday are verses in the first section of Joshua. That day at the wall I just stood and stared as I considered that ancient stone and pondered whether it may have been a spot Joshua had fixed his own eyes upon.
All twelve of the men saw the same sites, ate the same food and walked the same soil, so why the different accounts given upon their return? Most would say it was based on their level of faith which to some measure, I agree with. Going back to our original question whether we have another lesson from the spies experience, let us consider this point of view. I believe we can also reflect on the word “connect”. Joshua and Caleb connected with the Land. They were able to see past the giants inhabiting the area, even the bountiful harvest. It was their King’s Land. He was calling them to possess His promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! Their heart connection to Yah instilled a deep passionate connection for His Land, their inheritance. It appears the other ten did not make this connection.
My friend and brother Hanoch Young says it best, if you connect with the Land, the Land will connect with you. For Joshua and Caleb, the Land became a part of their very hearts. Sadly it seems for the others it was just another random handful of dirt.
As with Joshua and Caleb, you and I will fight for our heart’s desires and what and who we are connected to. That connection will manifest itself in actions which may in the end be termed faith, but faith begins with the relationship established in our heart.
What did Joshua and Caleb connect to? The answer is found in Deuteronomy 11:12 which reveals to us that the eyes of Yah are continually on that Land. Eyes do not lead your heart, they follow your heart. What your eyes gaze upon is an outward manifestation of where your heart is.
The eyes and hearts of Joshua and Caleb connected with the eyes and heart of the Father Himself. This is why they were allowed to enter the Land and would later give their very lives to possess it.
What caused Joshua and Caleb to connect with the Land and the others did not? I wish I could give you a complete answer. What makes one person go to Israel and weep while another is engrossed in taking pictures and playing on their cell phone? That is a question I cannot answer, but I am certain it involves the heart.
I have taken hundreds of people to Israel through the years. Most everyone will take pictures, bring home souvenirs and have stories to tell friends and family when they return. For the majority the memories will fade and become like the memories of taking the children to an amusement park. For others, life will never be the same. What is the difference? I do not know. What about the person who has never stepped foot in Israel, but yet the mention of the word brings tears to their eyes? I don’t know.
Joshua and Caleb connected to Israel on that day. They joined to the heart of their Father. This connection gave them the faith to see past giants and other obstacles. Their relationship gave them the blessing to cross over Jordan and enter into the Promise Land!
My prayer as I read this Torah portion is, “Father, I desire a heart like Joshua and Caleb, a heart for what is important to you. Give me the heart that brings forth the faith to see past giants so I too may enter your Land, my destiny!” (Click to Source)

 

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

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)

Next week’s Torah readings: Tsav

 
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Weekly Torah Readings: P’kudei – Mar 8, 2019

P’kudei

38:21. These are the accounts of the Tabernacle, of the Tabernacle of Testimony (Rev. 15:5) as they were made, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Itamar, son of Aaron the priest. 22. And Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD* commanded Moses. 23. And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, a skillful workman, and an embroiderer of fine linen in blue, in purple, and in scarlet.

38:24. All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the Holy Place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred thirty shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuary 25. And the silver in them that were numbered of the congregation was a hundred talents and a thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuary. 26. A beka, a half shekel, for every man after the shekel of the Sanctuary, for everyone that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred three thousand five hundred fifty men. 27. And of the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the Sanctuary and the sockets for the veil, a hundred sockets of the hundred talents, a talent for a socket. 28. And of the thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars and covered their capitals and banded them.

38:29. And the bronze of the offering was seventy talents and two thousand four hundred shekels. 30. And with it he made the sockets for the door of the Tent of Meeting, the bronze altar, the bronze grate for it, all the vessels of the altar, 31. the sockets of the court all around, and the sockets of the court gate, all the pegs of the Tabernacle and all the pegs of the court all around.

Cloths of Service and High Priest’s Garments

39.1. And they made cloths of service of the blue, purple, and scarlet, to do service in the Holy Place, and made the holy garments for Aaron, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:2. And he made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, of fine woven linen. 3. And they beat the gold into thin plates and cut it into wires to work it in the blue, in the purple, in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, skillful work. 4. They made shoulder pieces for it, to join it together: it was joined together by the two edges. 5. And the belt for tying it on, that was upon it, was of the same, according to the work of it; gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, of fine woven linen, as the LORD* commanded Moses. 6. And they fashioned onyx stones enclosed in settings of gold, engraved as signets are engraved with the names of the children of Israel. 7. And he put them on the shoulders of the ephod, to be stones for a memorial to the children of Israel, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:8. And he made the breastplate of skillful work, like the work of the ephod, gold, blue, purple, and scarlet, of fine woven linen. 9. It was square. They made the breastplate double: its length was a span and its breadth a span, being doubled. 10. And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: This was the first row. 11. And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. 12. And the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. 13. And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were enclosed in gold settings. 14. And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, the engravings of a signet, each one with his name according to the twelve tribes. 15. And they made upon the breastplate chains at the ends, of twisted work of pure gold. 16. And they made two gold settings and two gold rings and put the two rings in the two ends of the breastplate. 17. And they put the two twisted gold chains in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate. 18. And the two ends of the two twisted chains they fastened in the two settings and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod, on the front. 19. And they made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on its border, which was on the side of the ephod inward. 20. And they made two other golden rings and put them on the two sides above the ephod, toward its front, over against the other connection, above the band of the ephod. 21. And they bound the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, so it would be above the band of the ephod and that the breastplate would not fall from the ephod, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:22. And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue. 23. And there was a hole in the middle of the robe, as the hole of a coat of mail, with a band around about the hole, so it would not tear. 24. And they made pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, of woven linen upon the hems of the robe. 25. And they made bells of pure gold and put the bells between the pomegranates on the hem of the robe, all around between the pomegranates; 26. a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe to minister in, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:27. And they made tunics of fine linen of woven work for Aaron and for his sons, 28. and a turban of fine linen, hats of fine linen, linen breeches of fine woven linen, 29. a belt of fine woven linen, blue, purple, and scarlet needlework, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:30. And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold and wrote upon it a writing, the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD*. 31. And they tied to it a lace of blue, to fasten it on high upon the turban, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

39:32. Then all the work of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting was finished and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD* commanded Moses, so they did.

39:33. And they brought the Tabernacle to Moses, the Tent and all its furniture, its hooks, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, 34. the covering of rams’ skins dyed red, the covering of badgers’ skins, and the veil of the covering, 35. the Ark of the Testimony and its poles, and the cover, 36. the table, all its vessels, and the showbread, 37. the pure menorah, with its lamps, even with the lamps to be set in order, and all its vessels, and the oil for light, 38. and the golden altar and the anointing oil, the sweet incense, and the hanging for the Tabernacle door, 39. the bronze altar and its bronze grate, its poles and all its vessels, the laver and its foot, 40. the hangings of the court, its pillars and its sockets, and the hanging for the court gate, its cords, and its pegs, and all the vessels of the service of the Tabernacle, for the Tent of Meeting, 41. the cloths of service to do service in the Holy Place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest and his sons’ garments, to minister in the priest’s office.

39:42. According to all that the LORD* commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work. 43. And Moses looked upon all the work and, behold, they had done it as the LORD* had commanded, even so had they done it, and Moses blessed them.

Tabernacle Erected

40.1. And the LORD* spoke to Moses saying, 2. “On the first day of the first month you will set up the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting. 3. And you will put the Ark of the Testimony in it and cover the Ark with the veil. 4. And you will bring in the table and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it, and you will bring in the menorah and light its lamps. 5. And you will set the altar of gold for the incense before the Ark of the Testimony and put the hanging of the door to the Tabernacle. 6. And you will set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting. 7. And you will set the laver between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and will put water in it. 8. And you will set up the court around it and hang up the hanging at the court gate. 9. And you will take the anointing oil and anoint the Tabernacle and all that is in it and will sanctify it and all its vessels, and it will be holy. 10. And you will anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all its vessels, and sanctify the altar, and it will be a most holy altar. 11. And you will anoint the laver and its base and sanctify it.

40:12. “And you will bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting and immerse them in water. 13. And you will put the holy garments on Aaron and anoint him and sanctify him, so he can minister to Me in the priest’s office. 14. And you will bring his sons and clothe them with tunics. 15. And you will anoint them as you anointed their father, so they can minister to Me in the priest’s office, for their anointing will surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”

40:16. And Moses did according to all that the LORD* commanded him, so he did.

40:17. And it was in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month that the Tabernacle was erected. 18. And Moses put up the Tabernacle and fastened its sockets and set up its boards and put in its bars and put up its pillars. 19. And he spread abroad the Tent over the Tabernacle and put the covering of the Tent over it, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:20. And he took and put the Testimony in the Ark and set the poles on the Ark and put the cover over the Ark 21. and he brought the Ark into the Tabernacle, and set up the veil of the covering, and covered the Ark of the Testimony, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:22. And he put the table in the Tent of Meeting, on the north side of the Tabernacle, outside the veil. 23. And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD*, as the LORD* had commanded Moses.

40:24. And he put the menorah in the Tent of Meeting, over against the table on the south side of the Tabernacle. 25. And he lit the lamps before the LORD*, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:26. And he put the golden altar in the Tent of Meeting in front of the veil 27. and he burned sweet incense on it, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:28. And he set up the hanging at the door of the Tabernacle. 29. And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting and offered the burnt offering and the grain offering on it, as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:30. And he set the laver between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water there for immersing. 31. And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet there 32. when they went into the Tent of Meeting and when they came near to the altar, they immersed as the LORD* commanded Moses.

40:33. And he raised the court around the Tabernacle and the altar and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.

Glory of the LORD* Filled the Tabernacle

40:34. Then a cloud covered the Tent of Meeting and the glory of the LORD* filled the Tabernacle. (Rev. 15:5,8) 35. And Moses was not able to enter the Tent of Meeting, because the cloud stayed on it and the glory of the LORD* filled the Tabernacle. 36. And when the cloud was taken up from over the Tabernacle, the children of Israel went on in all their journeys. 37. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey until the day that it was taken up. 38. For the cloud of the LORD* was over the Tabernacle by day and fire was on it by night, in the sight of the entire House of Israel throughout all their journeys. (Click to Source)

Next week’s Torah readings: Vayikra

 
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Weekly Torah Readings: Vayak’hel – March 1, 2019

Vayak’hel

Exodus 35:1 – 38:20

35.1. And Moses assembled the whole congregation of the children of Israel together and said to them, “These are the words which the LORD* has commanded, that you should do them. 2. Six days will work be done, but on the seventh day there will be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD*: whoever does work on it will be put to death. 3. You will kindle no fire throughout your habitations on Sabbath.” 4. And Moses spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel saying, “This is the thing which the LORD* commanded saying, 5. Take from among you an offering to the LORD*. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering for the LORD*; gold, silver, bronze, 6. blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats’ hair, 7. rams’ skins dyed red, badgers’ skins, acacia, 8. oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, for the sweet incense, 9. onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate. 10. And every wise-hearted among you will come and make all that the LORD* has commanded; 11. the Tabernacle, its Tent and its covering, its hooks, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, 12. the Ark, its poles, the cover, the veil of the covering, 13. the table and its poles, all its vessels, the showbread, 14. the menorah also for the light, its furniture, its lamps with the oil for the light, 15. the incense altar, its poles, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, the hanging for the door at the entrance of the Tabernacle, 16. the altar of burnt offering with its bronze grate, its poles, all its vessels, the laver and its base, 17. the hangings of the court, its pillars and their sockets, the hanging for the door of the court, 18. the pegs of the Tabernacle, the pegs of the court and their cords, 19. the crocheted garments, to do service in the Holy Place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons to minister in the priest’s office.”

35:20. And the entire congregation of the children of Israel left from the presence of Moses. 21. And they came, each one whose heart stirred him up and each one whose spirit made him willing, and they brought the LORD’s* offering for the work of the Tent of Meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments. 22. And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, bringing bracelets, earrings, rings, and beads, all jewels of gold: each person who offered an offering of gold to the LORD*. 23. And every person with whom was found blue, purple, scarlet, fine linen, goats’ hair, red skins of rams, and badgers’ skins, brought them. 24. Everyone that did offer an offering of silver and bronze brought the LORD’s* offering and every man with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it. 25. And all the women who were wise-hearted spun with their hands and brought that which they had spun, of blue, of purple, of scarlet, and of fine linen. 26. And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats’ hair. 27. And the leaders brought onyx stones and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate, 28. and spice and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. 29. The children of Israel brought a willing offering to the LORD*, every man and woman whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the LORD* had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.

Work Begins on the Tabernacle

35:30. And Moses said to the children of Israel, “See, the LORD* has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 31. and He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 32. and to devise astute works, to work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, 33. and in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of skillful work. 34. And he has put in his heart so he can teach, both he and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan. 35. He has filled them with wisdom of heart to work all manner of work, of the engraver and of the skillful workman, and of the embroiderer in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, of those who do any work and of those who devise skillful work.” 36.1. Then Bezalel will make and Aholiab, and every wise-hearted man in whom the LORD* put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the Sanctuary, according to all that the LORD* had commanded.

36:2. And Moses called Bezalel and Aholiab and every wise-hearted man, in whose heart the LORD* had put wisdom, even everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to the work to do it: 3. and they took the entire offering of Moses, which the children of Israel had brought to make everything for the work of the service of the Sanctuary. And they still brought freewill offerings to him every morning. 4. And all the wise men who wrought all the work of the Sanctuary every man came from his work which they made 5. and they spoke to Moses saying, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD* commanded to make.” 6. Then Moses gave a command, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp saying, “Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the Sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing. 7. For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, even too much.

36:8. And all the wise-hearted among them who were doing the work of the Tabernacle made ten curtains of fine woven linen, blue, purple, and scarlet: they made them with cherubim of skillful work. 9. The length of one curtain was twenty-eight cubits and the breadth of one curtain four cubits. The curtains were all of one size. 10. And he joined the five curtains to one another and the other five curtains he joined to one another. 11. And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvage in the coupling. Likewise he made in the uttermost side of another curtain, in the coupling of the second. 12. He made fifty loops in one curtain and he made fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which was joined to the second: the loops held one curtain to another. 13. And he made fifty hooks of gold and joined the curtains to one another with the hooks, so it became one Tabernacle.

36:14. And he made curtains of goats’ hair for the Tent over the Tabernacle: he made eleven curtains. 15. The length of one curtain was thirty cubits and the breadth of one curtain was four cubits: the eleven curtains were of one size. 16. And he joined five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves. 17. And he made fifty loops on the uttermost edge of the curtain in the coupling and he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain which joined the second. 18. And he made fifty bronze hooks to join the tent together so it would be one. 19. And he made a covering for the Tent of rams’ skins dyed red and a covering of badgers’ skins above that.

36:20. And he made boards for the Tabernacle of acacia, standing up. 21. The length of a board was ten cubits and the breadth of a board one cubit and a half. 22. One board had two pegs, equally distant one from another: thus he made for all the boards of the Tabernacle. 23. And he made boards for the Tabernacle; twenty boards for the south side southward. 24. And he made forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards, two sockets under one board for its two pegs and two sockets under another board for its two pegs. 25. And for the other side of the Tabernacle, which is toward the north corner, he made twenty boards, 26. and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board. 27. And for the westward sides of the Tabernacle he made six boards. 28. And he made two boards for the corners of the Tabernacle on the two sides. 29. And they were joined beneath and joined together at its head to one ring: he did this to both of them in both the corners. 30. And there were eight boards and their sockets were sixteen sockets of silver, two sockets under every board.

36:31. And he made bars of acacia wood, five for the boards of the one side of the Tabernacle, 32. and five bars for the boards of the other side of the Tabernacle and five bars for the boards of the Tabernacle for the sides westward. 33. And he made the middle bar to slide through the boards from the one end to the other. 34. And he overlaid the boards with gold and made their rings of gold to be places for the bars and overlaid the bars with gold.

36:35. And he made a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet, fine woven linen. He made it with cherubim of skillful work. 36. And he made for it four pillars of acacia, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold and he cast for them four sockets of silver.

36:37. And he made a hanging for the Tabernacle door of blue, purple, and scarlet, fine woven linen, of needlework. 38. And its five pillars with their hooks and he overlaid their capitals and their joints with gold, but their five sockets were of bronze.

The Ark

37.1. And Bezalel made the Ark of acacia wood: its length was two and a half cubits, its width a cubit and a half, and its height a cubit and a half. 2. And he overlaid the inside and the outside with pure gold and made a crown of gold for it all around. 3. And he cast four rings of gold for it, for its four corners; even two rings on the one side of it and two rings on the other side of it. 4. And he made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold. 5. And he put the poles into the rings by the sides of the Ark, to carry the Ark.

37:6. And he made the cover of pure gold: its length was two cubits and a half and its width one cubit and a half. 7. And he made two cherubim of gold, he made them beaten out of one piece, on the two ends of the cover, 8. one cherub on the end on this side and another cherub on the end on that side; he made the cherubim on the two ends of the cover. 9. And the cherubim spread out their wings on high and covered the cover with their wings, with their faces one to another, the faces of the cherubim were toward the cover.

37:10. And he made the table of acacia: its length was two cubits and its width a cubit and its height a cubit and a half, 11. and he overlaid it with pure gold and made for it a crown of gold all around. 12. Also he made for it a border of a handbreadth all around it and made a crown of gold for the border all around it. 13. And he cast four rings of gold for it and put the rings upon the four corners that were in its four feet. 14. The rings were against the border, the places for the poles to bear the table. 15. And he made the poles of acacia, and overlaid them with gold to bear the table. 16. And he made the vessels which were on the table, its dishes, its spoons, its purifying vessels, and its bowls for pouring, of pure gold.

The Menorah

37:17. And he made the menorah of pure gold: he made the menorah of beaten work; its shaft, its branch, its bowls, its knobs, and its flowers were of the same 18. and six branches going out of its sides, three branches of the menorah out of the one side of it and three branches of the menorah out of its other side. 19. Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knob and a flower and three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knob and a flower; so throughout the six branches going out of the menorah. 20. And in the menorah were four bowls made like almonds, its knobs, and its flowers 21. and a knob under two branches of the same, and a knob under two branches of the same, and a knob under two branches of the same, according to the six branches going out of it. 22. Their knobs and their branches were of the same: all of it was one beaten work of pure gold. 23. And he made its seven lamps, its snuffers, and its snuff-dishes, of pure gold. 24. He made it and all its vessels with a talent of pure gold.

The Incense Altar

37:25. And he made the incense altar of acacia: its length was a cubit and its width a cubit. It was four-square and its height was two cubits, its horns were of the same. 26. And he overlaid it with pure gold, its top and its sides all around, and its horns: he also made a crown of gold all around for it. 27. And he made two rings of gold for it under its crown, by its two corners, on both sides, to be places for the poles to bear it. 28. And he made the poles of acacia and overlaid them with gold.

37:29. And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure incense of sweet spices according to the work of the perfumer.

The Altar

38.1. And he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. Its length was five cubits and its breadth five cubits. It was four-square and its height three cubits. 2. And he made its horns on its four corners, its horns were from it, and he overlaid it with bronze. 3. And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, the shovels, the basins, the fleshhooks, and the fire-pans: he made all its vessels of bronze. 4. And he made for the altar a bronze grate of netting under its border to its center. 5. And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grate of bronze, to be places for the poles. 6. And he made the poles of acacia and overlaid them with bronze 7. and he put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar to carry it. He made the altar hollow with boards.

The Laver

38:8. And he made the laver of bronze and its foot of bronze, from the mirrors of the women who gathered at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

The Court

38:9. And he made the court, on the south side southward the hangings of the court were fine woven linen, a hundred cubits. 10. There were twenty pillars and twenty bronze sockets; the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver, 11. and for the north side the hangings were a hundred cubits, twenty pillars and twenty bronze sockets, the hooks of the pillars and their bands were silver. 12. And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits with ten pillars and ten sockets, the hooks of the pillars and their bands of silver. 13. And for the east side eastward fifty cubits. 14. The hangings of the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits with three pillars and three sockets. 15. And for the other side of the court gate, on this hand and that hand, were hangings of fifteen cubits, their pillars three and their sockets three. 16. All the hangings of the court all around were of fine woven linen. 17. And the sockets for the pillars were bronze, the hooks of the pillars and the platings were silver and the overlaying of their capitals was silver and all the pillars of the court were plated with silver.

38:18. And the hanging for the gate of the court was needlework; blue, purple, scarlet, and fine woven linen, and the length was twenty cubits and the height and the breadth were five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court. 19. And there were four pillars and their four bronze sockets, their hooks silver and the overlaying of their capitals and their platings of silver. 20. And all the pegs of the Tabernacle and of the court all around were bronze. (Click to Source)

 

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Torah Commentary – Vayak’hel – “And assembled” – Breaking the 80/20 Rule – SCRIPTURES FOR March 2, 2019

Vayak’hel”And assembled”
Exodus 35:1-38:20
1 Kings 7:51-8:21
Romans 1-5
Breaking the 80/20 Rule
It has been said that twenty percent of the people in the world do eighty percent of the work, while eighty percent of the people just sit around and watch them work. Based on my observations of people through the years I would say this may be a bit optimistic. This may be fine though for the world because they really do not have a purpose or a destination to give thought to. What happens though when this statistical rule affects the people of Elohim?
Ask yourself a few questions before we go on. Have you made the choice to be a part of the Kingdom of The Almighty? If so, are you made in His image? Do you think for a moment that He created you and called you to just take up space and suck in oxygen everyday? Do you think that maybe if He went to all the trouble to create you, call you and redeem you that He has a purpose and a plan for your life? Do you think you should, as a follower of The Most High be part of the eighty percent who do nothing of value in the world or part of the maybe less than twenty percent who work to make a difference? I think the answer is quite clear!
One reason many people never do anything is because they have not been told they have a purpose in life or if they have a clue about this they are not sure how to get going. They have never been instructed in how to take that first step. In the wilderness, HaShem took care of this with specific plans for a tabernacle they could build. The people had specific plans and instructions and on a daily basis could see the work and progress taking place before them. Today our job is a bit harder to envision. We do not always see the fruit of the labor on a daily basis and can at times loose track of the importance of the task at hand. This is one of the reasons many people never make it on board; they cannot see and envision the importance of the task.
There is another group who never get involved. They sit on the sidelines for a wide variety of reasons. They may be lazy, self-centered, selfish of just down right unconcerned about what happens around them. The world is all about them, their blessings, their “Getting Fed”, or some other self-envolved excuse. They live by the motto, “Bless me and mine, us four and no more.” If you are part of this crowd you are probably not reading this commentary so I am not going to spend much time talking about them. In the end they are a waste of time anyway.
I do however want to address many people who are kind of caught in the middle of the 80/20 rule. You are not part of the workers and givers that Moses knew, but you desire is to do something. You are just not sure what to do. Let me give you some help. How do you get started? You get started the same way you drive a car, by starting it and putting it in drive. Many never do anything because they are afraid of starting or they are waiting for someone else to start it for them. Go ahead and take the chance by deciding to do something! Need some help with ideas, read on.
Moses worked with a group who were willing to work. Ask yourself before you go on if you have a willing heart. If you have read this far the answer is probably yes. Now find somehow that you can bless someone today. Hold a door open at a store for someone or give a dollar to that person holding the sign on the corner. Yes, they may be a scam, but it may be the test is not for them, but for you. How about calling the leader of the congregation you attend and asking what work needs to be done. If cleaning the restroom is beneath your thoughts, it may be that is just where you need to begin.
Of course I cannot write this without a word on giving. This is where some will decide to stop reading because they have more important things to do. If you are that person it is you I am writing to. On a weekly basis so many people listen to Internet Radio, Video Streams and the like, but have never given on dime to help with the expenses of these teachings. People think just because it is free for them that it is free to the person or ministry that provides it. Nothing could be farther from the truth. If you are receiving blessing from a ministry today, you need to help keep it going, not so you can continue to receive, but because it is the right thing to do.
Moses broke the 80/20 rule in the wilderness and the end result was a Tabernacle erected for The Almighty to dwell in. Just think what we could do together if we each decided to do what we could personally do and break that rule again? (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)

 

Weekly Torah Readings: Vayalekh – One New Man Bible – Sep 14, 2018

Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30

Vayelekh

Moses’ Farewell

31.1. And Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel. 2. And he said to them, “I am a hundred twenty years old this day. I can no longer go out and come in. Also the LORD* has said to me, ‘You will not go over this Jordan.’ 3. The LORD* your God, He is crossing over before you, He will destroy these nations from before you and you will possess them. Joshua is crossing over before you, as the LORD* has said. 4. And the LORD* will do to them as He did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites whom He destroyed, and to their land. 5.And the LORD* will give them up before your face, so you can do to them according to all the commandments which I have commanded you. 6. Be strong! Be of good courage! Do not be in awe! Do not be terrified of them! The LORD* your God, it is He Who is going with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” (Heb. 13:5)

31:7. And Moses called to Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong! Be of good courage! For you must go with this people to the land which the LORD* has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you will cause them to inherit it.8. And the LORD*, it is He Who does go before you. He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not be in awe! Do not be dismayed!”

31:9. And Moses wrote this teaching and delivered it to the priests, the sons of Levi who bore the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD* and to all the elders of Israel. 10. And Moses commanded them saying, “At the end of seven years, in the appointed time of the year of release, in the Feast of Sukkot 11. when all Israel comes to appear before the LORD* your God in the place which He will choose, you will read this Torah before all Israel in their hearing. 12. Gather the people together; men, women, children, and your stranger that is within your gates, so they can hear and so they will learn and revere the LORD* your God, and observe to do all the words of this teaching, 13. and so their children, who have not known anything, may hear and learn to revere the LORD* your God, as long as you live in the land where you are crossing over the Jordan to possess it.”

31:14. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Behold, your days are approaching when you must die. Call Joshua and present yourselves in the Tent of Meeting, so I can give him a charge.” And Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves in the Tent of Meeting. 15. And the LORD* appeared in the Tent in a pillar of cloud, and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent.

Faithlessness Coming

31:16. And the LORD* said to Moses, “Behold, you will sleep with your fathers, and this people will rise up and go astray after the gods of the strangers of the land, where they are going to be among them and will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them. 17. Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day and I shall forsake them and I shall hide My face from them, and they will be devoured and many evils and troubles will befall them, so that they will say in that day, ‘Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?’ 18. And I AM will surely hide My face in that day for all the evils which they will have wrought, in that they have turned to other gods. 19. Now therefore write this song for yourselves and teach it to the children of Israel. Put it in their mouths, so this song will be a witness for Me against the children of Israel. 20. For when I have brought them into the land, which I swore to their fathers, that flows with milk and honey and they have eaten and filled themselves and grown fat, then will they turn to other gods and serve them and provoke Me and break My covenant. 21. And it will be, when many evils and troubles befall them, that this song will testify against them as a witness, for it will not be forgotten out of the mouths of their descendants. I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.”

Moses Writes the Song of the Lord

31:22. And Moses wrote down this song the same day and taught it to the children of Israel. 23. And he commanded Joshua the son of Nun and said, “Be strong! Be of good courage! For you will bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore to them and the I AM will be with you.”

31:24. And it was when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this Torah in a scroll, until they were finished, 25.that Moses commanded the Levites who carried the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD* saying, 26. “Take this scroll of the Torah and put it beside the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD* your God, so it will be there as a witness against you. 27. For I know your rebellion and your stiff neck. Behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against the LORD*, and how much more after my death? 28. Gather to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, so I can speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to witness against them. 29. For I know that after my death you will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the Way which I have commanded you and evil will befall you in the latter days because you will do evil in the sight of the LORD*, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands.”

31:30. And Moses spoke the words of this song in the ears of the whole congregation of Israel, until they were finished. (Click to Source)

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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

D’varim

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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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