Chukat | חוקת | “Statute”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one!

Chukat, Hukath, or Chukkas (חֻקַּת — Hebrew for “decree,” the ninth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 39th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the sixth in the Book of Numbers. It constitutes Numbers 19:1–22:1. The parashah is the shortest weekly Torah portion in the Book of Numbers (although not the shortest in the Torah), and is made up of 4,670 Hebrew letters, 1,245 Hebrew words, and 87 verses, and can occupy about 159 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah).


Torah: Numbers 19:1 – 21:35

1st reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 19:1-17

Num 19:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, saying,

Num 19:2  “This is a law of the Torah which יהוה has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, that they bring you a red heifer, a perfect one, in which there is no blemish and on which a yoke has never come.

Num 19:3  ‘And you shall give it to Elʽazar the priest, and he shall bring it outside the camp, and shall slaughter it before him.

Num 19:4  ‘And Elʽazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of its blood seven times toward the front of the Tent of Meeting.

Num 19:5  ‘And the heifer shall be burned before his eyes – he burns its hide, and its flesh, and its blood, and its dung.

Num 19:6  ‘And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet, and throw them into the midst of the fire burning the heifer.

Num 19:7  ‘The priest shall then wash his garments, and shall bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp, but the priest is unclean until evening.

Num 19:8  ‘And he who is burning it washes his garments in water, and shall bathe his body in water, and is unclean until evening.

Num 19:9  ‘And a clean man shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and shall place them outside the camp in a clean place. And they shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl for the water for uncleanness, it is for cleansing from sin.

Num 19:10  ‘And he who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his garments, and is unclean until evening. And it shall be a law forever to the children of Yisra’ĕl and to the stranger who sojourns in their midst.

Num 19:11  ‘He who touches the dead of any human being is unclean for seven days.

Num 19:12  ‘He is to cleanse himself with the water on the third day, and on the seventh day he is clean. But if he does not cleanse himself on the third day, then on the seventh day he is not clean.

The Red Heifer was the only sacrifice that was done on the third altar across the Kidron Valley on the slope of the Mount of Olives right below where the crucifixion of Yahshua the Messiah took place. This sacrifice was clearly pointing toward His cleansing of all sin. If one did not cleanse himself on the third day (through the resurrection) he would not be clean on the 7th day ( picturing the millennium and the resurrection).

Num 19:13  ‘Anyone who touches the dead of a human being, and does not cleanse himself, defiles the Dwelling Place of יהוה. And that being shall be cut off from Yisra’ĕl. He is unclean, for the water for uncleanness was not sprinkled on him, his uncleanness is still upon him.

Num 19:14  ‘This is the Torah when a man dies in a tent: All who come into the tent and all who are in the tent are unclean for seven days,

Num 19:15  and every open vessel which has no cover fastened on it, is unclean.

Num 19:16  ‘Anyone in the open field who touches someone slain by a sword or who has died, or a bone of a man, or a grave, is unclean for seven days.

Num 19:17  ‘And for the unclean being they shall take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for cleansing from sin, and running water shall be put on them in a vessel.

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 19:18-20:6

Num 19:18  ‘And a clean man shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, and shall sprinkle it on the tent, and on all the vessels, and on the beings who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, or the slain, or the dead, or a grave.

Num 19:19  ‘And the clean one shall sprinkle the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day. And on the seventh day he shall cleanse himself, and shall wash his garments and bathe in water, and shall be clean in the evening.

Num 19:20  ‘But the man who is unclean and does not cleanse himself, that being shall be cut off from among the assembly, because he has defiled the set-apart place of יהוה – water for uncleanness has not been sprinkled on him, he is unclean.

Num 19:21  ‘And it shall be a law for them forever. And the one who sprinkles the water for uncleanness washes his garments. And the one who touches the water for uncleanness is unclean until evening.

Num 19:22  ‘And whatever the unclean being touches is unclean. And the being who touches it is unclean until evening.’ ”

Num 20:1  And the children of Yisra’ĕl, all the congregation, came into the Wilderness of Tsin in the first month, and the people stayed in Qaḏĕsh. And Miryam died there and was buried there.

Num 20:2  Now there was no water for the congregation and they assembled against Mosheh and against Aharon.

Num 20:3  And the people contended with Mosheh and spoke, saying, “If only we had died when our brothers died before יהוה!

Num 20:4  “Why have you brought up the assembly of יהוה into this wilderness, that we and our livestock should die here?

Num 20:5  “And why have you brought us up out of Mitsrayim, to bring us to this evil place? – not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, and there is no water to drink.”

Num 20:6  Then Mosheh and Aharon went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and they fell on their faces. And the esteem of יהוה appeared to them.

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 20:7-13

Num 20:7  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 20:8  “Take the rod and assemble the congregation, you and your brother Aharon. And you shall speak to the rock before their eyes, and it shall give its water. And you shall bring water for them out of the rock and give drink to the congregation and their livestock.”

Num 20:9  And Mosheh took the rod from before יהוה as He commanded him.

Num 20:10  And Mosheh and Aharon assembled the assembly before the rock. And he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels, shall we bring water for you out of this rock?”

Num 20:11  Then Mosheh lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. And much water came out, and the congregation and their livestock drank.

Num 20:12  But יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, “Because you did not believe Me, to set Me apart in the eyes of the children of Yisra’ĕl, therefore you do not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”

Deu 1:34  “And יהוה heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and took an oath, saying,

Deu 1:35  ‘Not one of these men of this evil generation shall see that good land of which I swore to give to your fathers,

Deu 1:36  except Kalĕḇ son of Yephunneh. He shall see it, and to him and his children I give the land on which he walked, because he followed יהוה completely.’

Deu 1:37  “And יהוה was enraged with me for your sakes, saying, ‘You do not go in there, either.

Deu 1:38  ‘Yehoshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall go in there. Strengthen him, for he shall cause Yisra’ĕl to inherit.

Deu 1:39  ‘And your little ones and your children, who you say are for a prey, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they are going in there. And to them I give it, and they are to possess it.

Num 20:13  These were the waters of Meriḇah, because the children of Yisra’ĕl contended with יהוה, and He was set apart among them.

The two events of fountains of water coming from the rock are prophetic shadow pictures of the Messiah. The rock was struck the first time and was to be blessed the second time. Meriḇah = Strife

4th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 20:14-21

Num 20:14  And Mosheh sent messengers from Qaḏĕsh to the sovereign of Eḏom. “This is what your brother Yisra’ĕl said, ‘You know all the hardship that has befallen us,

Num 20:15  that our fathers went down to Mitsrayim, and we dwelt in Mitsrayim a long time, and the Mitsrites did evil to us and our fathers.

Num 20:16  ‘And we cried out to יהוה, and He heard our voice and sent the Messenger and brought us up out of Mitsrayim. And see, we are in Qaḏĕsh, a city on the edge of your border.

Num 20:17  ‘Please let us pass over, through your land. We shall not pass over through fields or vineyards, nor drink water from wells, we shall go along the sovereign’s highway. We shall not turn aside, right or left, until we have passed over your border.’ ”

Num 20:18  But Eḏom said to him, “You do not pass over through me, lest I come out against you with the sword.”

Num 20:19  And the children of Yisra’ĕl said to him, “We shall go by the highway, and if I or my livestock drink any of your water, then I shall pay for it. Let me only pass over on foot, without a word.”

Num 20:20  But he said, “You do not pass over.” And Eḏom came out against them with many men and with a strong hand.

Num 20:21  So when Eḏom refused to let Yisra’ĕl pass over through his border, Yisra’ĕl turned away from him.

5th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 20:22-21:9

Num 20:22  And the children of Yisra’ĕl, all the company, departed from Qaḏĕsh and came to Mount Hor.

Num 20:23  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon in Mount Hor near the border of the land of Eḏom, saying,

Num 20:24  “Aharon is to be gathered to his people, for he is not to enter the land which I have given to the children of Yisra’ĕl, because you rebelled against My mouth at the water of Meriḇah.

Num 20:25  “Take Aharon and Elʽazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor,

Num 20:26  and strip Aharon of his garments and put them on Elʽazar his son, for Aharon is to be gathered to his people and die there.”

Num 20:27  And Mosheh did as יהוה commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor before the eyes of all the congregation.

Num 20:28  And Mosheh stripped Aharon of his garments and put them on Elʽazar his son. And Aharon died there on the top of the mountain. And Mosheh and Elʽazar came down from the mountain.

Num 20:29  And when all the congregation saw that Aharon was dead, all the house of Yisra’ĕl wept for Aharon, thirty days.

Num 21:1  And the sovereign of Araḏ, the Kenaʽanite, who dwelt in the South, heard that Yisra’ĕl was coming on the way to Atharim, and he fought against Yisra’ĕl and took some of them captive.

Num 21:2  Then Yisra’ĕl made a vow to יהוה, and said, “If You deliver this people into my hand indeed, then I shall put their cities under the ban.”

Num 21:3  And יהוה listened to the voice of Yisra’ĕl and gave up the Kenaʽanites, and they put them and their cities under the ban. So the name of that place was called Ḥormah.

Num 21:4  And they departed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Sea of Reeds, to go around the land of Eḏom. But the being of the people grew impatient because of the way.

Num 21:5  And the people spoke against Elohim and against Mosheh, “Why have you brought us up out of Mitsrayim to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our being loathes this light bread.”

Num 21:6  And יהוה sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people. And many of the people of Yisra’ĕl died.

Num 21:7  Then the people came to Mosheh, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against יהוה and against you. Pray to יהוה to take away the serpents from us.” So Mosheh prayed on behalf of the people.

Num 21:8  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole. And it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.”

Num 21:9  So Mosheh made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole. And it came to be, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.

6th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 21:10-20

Num 21:10  And the children of Yisra’ĕl set out and camped in Oḇoth.

Num 21:11  And they departed from Oḇoth and camped at Iyĕ Ha-Aḇarim, in the wilderness which is east of Mo’aḇ, toward sunrise.

Num 21:12  From there they set out and camped at the wadi Zereḏ.

Num 21:13  From there they set out and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that extends from the border of the Amorites, for the Arnon is the border of Mo’aḇ, between Mo’aḇ and the Amorites.

Num 21:14  Therefore it is said in the Book of the Battles of יהוה, “Wahĕḇ in Suphah, the wadi Arnon,

Num 21:15  and the slope of the wadi that turns aside to the dwelling of Ar, and lies on the border of Mo’aḇ.”

Num 21:16  And from there on to Be’ĕr, which is the well where יהוה said to Mosheh, “Gather the people, and let Me give them water.”

Num 21:17  Yisra’ĕl then sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing to it,

Num 21:18  a well the leaders sank, which the nobles of the people dug with their staves, by the word of the Law-giver.” Then from the wilderness on to Mattanah,

Num 21:19  from Mattanah to Naḥali’ĕl, from Naḥali’ĕl to Bamoth,

Num 21:20  and from Bamoth, in the valley that is in the country of Mo’aḇ, to the top of Pisgah which looks down on the wasteland.

7th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 21:21-22:1

Num 21:21  And Yisra’ĕl sent messengers to Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, saying,

Num 21:22  “Let me pass through your land. We shall not turn off into fields or vineyards, we shall not drink water from wells, but go by the sovereign’s highway until we have passed over your border.”

Num 21:23  But Siḥon would not allow Yisra’ĕl to pass through his border. So Siḥon gathered all his people together and went out against Yisra’ĕl in the wilderness, and he came to Yahats and fought against Yisra’ĕl.

Num 21:24  And Yisra’ĕl smote him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Yabboq, as far as the children of Ammon, for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.

Num 21:25  And Yisra’ĕl took all these cities, and Yisra’ĕl dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites – in Ḥeshbon and in all its villages,

Num 21:26  for Ḥeshbon was the city of Siḥon the sovereign of the Amorites, who had fought against the former sovereign of Mo’aḇ, and had taken all his land from his hand as far as the Arnon.

Num 21:27  That is why those who speak in proverbs say, “Come to Ḥeshbon, let the city of Siḥon be built and established.

Num 21:28  “For fire went out from Ḥeshbon, a flame from the city of Siḥon. It consumed Ar of Mo’aḇ, the masters of the heights of the Arnon.

Num 21:29  “Woe to you, Mo’aḇ! You have perished, O people of Kemosh! He has given his sons as fugitives, and his daughters into captivity, to Siḥon the sovereign of the Amorites.

Num 21:30  “Then we shot them – Ḥeshbon has perished as far as Diḇon. And we laid waste as far as Nophaḥ, which reaches to Mĕyḏeḇa.”

Num 21:31  So Yisra’ĕl dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

Num 21:32  And Mosheh sent to spy out Yaʽzĕr. And they took its villages and drove out the Amorites who were there,

Num 21:33  and turned and went up by the way to Bashan. And Oḡ sovereign of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Eḏreʽi.

Num 21:34  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Do not fear him, for I have given him into your hand, with all his people and his land. And you shall do to him as you did to Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, who dwelt at Ḥeshbon.”

Num 21:35  And they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until no remnant was left to him. And they took possession of his land.

Num 22:1  And the children of Yisra’ĕl set out and camped in the desert plains of Mo’aḇ beyond the Yardĕn of Yeriḥo.

Prophets: Judges 11:1-40

Jdg 11:1  And Yiphtaḥ the Gilʽaḏite was a mighty brave one, but he was the son of a whore. And Gilʽaḏ brought forth Yiphtaḥ.

Jdg 11:2  And the wife of Gilʽaḏ bore sons. And when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Yiphtaḥ out, and said to him, “You shall not have an inheritance in the house of our father, for you are the son of another woman.”

Jdg 11:3  And Yiphtaḥ fled from his brothers and dwelt in the land of Toḇ. And worthless men banded together with Yiphtaḥ and went out with him.

Jdg 11:4  And it came to be, some time later, that the children of Ammon fought against Yisra’ĕl.

Jdg 11:5  And it came to be, when the children of Ammon fought against Yisra’ĕl, that the elders of Gilʽaḏ went to bring Yiphtaḥ out of the land of Toḇ.

Jdg 11:6  And they said to Yiphtaḥ, “Come, and you shall be our commander, and let us fight against the children of Ammon.”

Jdg 11:7  But Yiphtaḥ said to the elders of Gilʽaḏ, “Did you not hate me, and drive me from my father’s house? Why have you come to me now when you are in trouble?”

Jdg 11:8  And the elders of Gilʽaḏ said to Yiphtaḥ, “That is the reason we have turned to you, that you shall go with us and fight against the children of Ammon, and be our head over all the inhabitants of Gilʽaḏ.”

Jdg 11:9  And Yiphtaḥ said to the elders of Gilʽaḏ, “If you take me back home to fight against the children of Ammon, and יהוה gives them to me, am I to be your head?”

Jdg 11:10  And the elders of Gilʽaḏ said to Yiphtaḥ, “יהוה is witness between us, if we do not do according to your words.”

Jdg 11:11  Then Yiphtaḥ went with the elders of Gilʽaḏ, and the people set him over them, as head and commander. And Yiphtaḥ spoke all his words before יהוה in Mitspah.

Jdg 11:12  And Yiphtaḥ sent messengers to the sovereign of the children of Ammon, saying, “What is between you and me, that you have come to fight against me in my land?”

Jdg 11:13  And the sovereign of the children of Ammon said to the messengers of Yiphtaḥ, “Because Yisra’ĕl took my land when they came up out of Mitsrayim, from the Arnon as far as the Yabboq, and to the Yardĕn. And now, give back those lands in peace.”

Jdg 11:14  But Yiphtaḥ again sent messengers to the sovereign of the children of Ammon,

Jdg 11:15  and said to him, “This is what Yiphtaḥ said, ‘Yisra’ĕl did not take the land of Mo’aḇ, nor the land of the children of Ammon.

Jdg 11:16  ‘For when they came up from Mitsrayim, and Yisra’ĕl walked through the wilderness as far as the Sea of Reeds and came to Qaḏĕsh,

Jdg 11:17  then Yisra’ĕl sent messengers to the sovereign of Eḏom, saying, “Please let me pass over, through your land.” But the sovereign of Eḏom would not listen. And they also sent to the sovereign of Mo’aḇ, but he refused, so Yisra’ĕl stayed at Qaḏĕsh.

Jdg 11:18  ‘Then they went through the wilderness and around the land of Eḏom and the land of Mo’aḇ, and came to the east side of the land of Mo’aḇ, and encamped beyond Arnon. But they did not enter the border of Mo’aḇ, for Arnon was the border of Mo’aḇ.

Jdg 11:19  ‘And Yisra’ĕl sent messengers to Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, sovereign of Ḥeshbon, and Yisra’ĕl said to him, “Please let us pass over, through your land into our place.”

Jdg 11:20  ‘But Siḥon did not trust Yisra’ĕl to pass over through his border, and Siḥon gathered all his people together, and they encamped in Yahats, and fought against Yisra’ĕl.

Jdg 11:21  ‘And יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl gave Siḥon and all his people into the hand of Yisra’ĕl, and they smote them. So Yisra’ĕl took possession of all the land of the Amorites, the inhabitants of that land.

Jdg 11:22  ‘Thus they took possession of all the border of the Amorites, from Arnon to the Yabboq and from the wilderness to the Yardĕn.

Jdg 11:23  ‘And now, יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl has driven out the Amorites from before His people Yisra’ĕl, should you then possess it?

Jdg 11:24  ‘Whatever Kemosh your mighty one gives you to possess, do you not possess it? And all that which יהוה our Elohim takes possession of before us, we possess.

Jdg 11:25  ‘And now are you any better than Balaq son of Tsippor, sovereign of Mo’aḇ? Did he ever strive against Yisra’ĕl? Did he ever fight against them?

Jdg 11:26  ‘While Yisra’ĕl dwelt in Ḥeshbon and its villages, and in Aroʽĕr and its villages, and in all the cities along the banks of Arnon, for three hundred years, why did you not recover them within that time?

Jdg 11:27  ‘So I have not sinned against you, but you are doing me evil by fighting against me. Let יהוה the Judge, judge today between the children of Yisra’ĕl and the children of Ammon.’ ”

Jdg 11:28  But the sovereign of the children of Ammon did not listen to the words which Yiphtaḥ sent him.

Jdg 11:29  And the Spirit of יהוה came upon Yiphtaḥ, and he passed through Gilʽaḏ and Menashsheh, and passed through Mitspeh of Gilʽaḏ. And from Mitspeh of Gilʽaḏ he passed on toward the children of Ammon.

Jdg 11:30  And Yiphtaḥ made a vow to יהוה, and said, “If You give the children of Ammon into my hands,

Jdg 11:31  then it shall be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall belong to יהוה, and I shall offer it up as a burnt offering.”

This verse shows two things. First that vows to Yahweh are binding and number two: one should be very careful when making a vow as Yahweh expects us to keep our vows that we make (Eccl 5:1-7). This vow was extremely costly and was paid with the life of his daughter.

Ecc 5:1  Guard your steps when you go to the House of Elohim. And draw near to listen rather than to give the slaughtering of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.

Ecc 5:2  Do not be hasty with your mouth, and let not your heart hurry to bring forth a word before Elohim. For Elohim is in the heavens, and you on earth, therefore let your words be few.

Ecc 5:3  For a dream comes through the greatness of the task, and a fool’s voice is known by his many words.

Ecc 5:4  When you make a vow to Elohim, do not delay to pay it, for He takes no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you have vowed.

Ecc 5:5  It is better not to vow than to vow and not pay.

Ecc 5:6  Do not allow your mouth to cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of Elohim that it was a mistake. Why should Elohim be wroth at your voice and destroy the work of your hands?

Ecc 5:7  For in much dreaming and many words there is futility. But fear Elohim.

Jdg 11:32  Yiphtaḥ then passed on toward the children of Ammon to fight against them, and יהוה gave them into his hands.

Jdg 11:33  And he smote them from Aroʽĕr as far as Minnith, twenty cities, and to Aḇĕl Keramim, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were humbled before the children of Yisra’ĕl.

Jdg 11:34  And Yiphtaḥ came to his house at Mitspah, and saw his daughter coming out to meet him with timbrels and dancing. Now except for her he had neither son nor daughter.

Jdg 11:35  And it came to be, when he saw her, that he tore his garments, and said, “Oh my daughter! You have brought me very low, and you are among those who trouble me! And I, I have given my word to יהוה, and I am unable to turn back.”

Jdg 11:36  And she said to him, “My father, if you have given your word to יהוה, do to me according to what has gone out of your mouth, because יהוה has taken vengeance for you upon your enemies, the children of Ammon.”

Jdg 11:37  And she said to her father, “Let this be done for me: let me alone for two months, and let me go and wander on the mountains and bewail my maidenhood, my friends and I.”

Jdg 11:38  Then he said, “Go.” And he sent her away for two months. And she went with her friends, and bewailed her maidenhood on the mountains.

Jdg 11:39  And it came to be at the end of two months that she returned to her father, and he did to her as he had vowed, and she knew no man. And it became a statute in Yisra’ĕl

Jdg 11:40  that the daughters of Yisra’ĕl went every year for four days to lament the daughter of Yiphtaḥ the Gilʽaḏite.

Isaiah 66:1-24

Isa 66:1  Thus said יהוה, “The heavens are My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Where is this house that you build for Me? And where is this place of My rest?

Isa 66:2  “And all these My hand have made, and all these that exist,” declares יהוה. “Yet to such a one I look: on him who is poor and bruised of spirit, and who trembles at My Word.

Isa 66:3  “But whoever slaughters the bull slays a man; whoever slaughters the lamb breaks a dog’s neck; whoever brings a grain offering – pig’s blood; whoever burns incense blesses an idol. Indeed, they have chosen their own ways, and their being delights in their abominations.

Isa 66:4  “I shall also choose their punishments, and bring their fears on them. Because I called, but no one answered. I spoke and they did not hear, and they did evil before My eyes, and chose what was displeasing to Me.”

Isa 66:5  Hear the Word of יהוה, you who tremble at His Word, “Your brothers who hate you, who cast you out for My Name’s sake, said, ‘Let יהוה be esteemed, so that we see your joy.’ But they are put to shame.”

Isa 66:6  “A roaring sound from the city, a voice from the Hĕḵal, the voice of יהוה, repaying His enemies!

Isa 66:7  “Before she laboured, she gave birth; before a pain came to her, she was delivered of a male child.

Isa 66:8  “Who has heard the like of this? Who has seen the like of these? Is a land brought forth in one day? Is a nation born at once? For as soon as Tsiyon laboured, she gave birth to her children.

Isa 66:9  “Shall I bring to birth, and not give delivery?” says יהוה. “Shall I who give delivery restrain birth?” said your Elohim.

Isa 66:10  “Rejoice with Yerushalayim, and be glad with her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn for her;

Isa 66:11  so that you feed, and shall be satisfied with the breast of her comforts, so that you drink deeply, and shall delight yourselves in her overflowing esteem.”

Isa 66:12  For thus said יהוה, “See, I am extending peace to her like a river, and the esteem of the gentiles like a flowing stream. And you shall feed; you shall be carried on the side, and be fondled on her knees.

Isa 66:13  “As one whom his mother comforts, so I comfort you. And in Yerushalayim you are comforted.”

Isa 66:14  “And you shall see, and your heart shall rejoice, and your bones flourish as tender grass. And the hand of יהוה shall be known to His servants, and His displeasure to His enemies.

Isa 66:15  “For look, יהוה comes with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His displeasure with burning, and His rebuke with flames of fire.

Isa 66:16  “For by fire and by His sword יהוה shall judge all flesh, and the slain of יהוה shall be many –

Isa 66:17  those who set themselves apart and cleanse themselves at the gardens after ‘One’ in the midst, eating flesh of pigs1 and the abomination and the mouse, are snatched away, together,” declares יהוה.

Footnote: 1See 65:4

Isa 65:2  “I have held out My hands all day long to a stubborn people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts;

Isa 65:3  the people who provoke Me continually to My face, who slaughter in gardens, and burn incense on altars of brick;

Isa 65:4  who sit among the graves, and spend the night in secret places, who eat flesh of pigs1, and the broth of unclean meat is in their pots,

Isa 65:5  who say, ‘Keep to yourself, do not come near me, for I am set-apart to you!’ These are smoke in My nostrils, a fire that burns all day.

Isa 65:6  “See, it is written before Me: I am not silent, but shall repay, and I shall repay into their bosom,

Isa 65:7  your crookednesses and the crookednesses of your fathers together,” said יהוה, “who burned incense on the mountains and reproached Me on the hills. And I shall measure their former work into their bosom.”

Isa 65:8  Thus said יהוה, “As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one shall say, ‘Do not destroy it, for there is blessing in it,’ so I do for My servants’ sake, not to destroy them all.

Isa 66:18  “And I, because of their works and their imaginations, am coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My esteem.

Isa 66:19  “And I shall set a sign among them, and shall send some of those who escape to the nations – Tarshish and Pul and Luḏ, who draw the bow, and Tuḇal and Yawan, the coastlands afar off who have not heard My report nor seen My esteem. And they shall declare My esteem among the gentiles.

Isa 66:20  “And they shall bring all your brothers as an offering to יהוה out of all the gentiles, on horses and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels, to My set-apart mountain Yerushalayim,” declares יהוה, “as the children of Yisra’ĕl bring an offering in a clean vessel into the House of יהוה.

Isa 66:21  “And from them too I shall take for priests – for Lĕwites,” declares יהוה.

Isa 66:22  “For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make stand before Me,” declares יהוה, “so your seed and your name shall stand.

Isa 66:23  “And it shall be that from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” declares יהוה.

Isa 66:24  “And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me1. For their worm shall not die, and their fire not be quenched. And they shall be repulsive to all flesh!”

Footnote:

1See 24:6

Isa 24:5  For the earth has been defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the Torot1, changed2 the law, broken the everlasting covenant3.

 Footnotes: 1Torot – plural of Torah, teaching. 2Jer. 23:36. 3This is the only reason, according to all Scriptures, why the earth shall be burned in the day of judgment – see also 13:9, 13:11, 26:21, 66:24, Mic. 5:15, Zeph. 1:2-18.

Isa 24:6  Therefore a curse shall consume the earth, and those who dwell in it be punished. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth shall be burned, and few men shall be left.

34:2-3

Isa 34:1  Come near, you gentiles, to hear. And listen, you people! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world and all its offspring.

Isa 34:2  For the displeasure of יהוה is against all the gentiles1, and His wrath against all their divisions. He shall put them under the ban, He shall give them over to the slaughter, Footnote: 1See footnote Jer. 30:11.

Isa 34:3  and their slain be thrown out, and their stench rise from their corpses. And mountains shall be melted with their blood.

Isa 34:4  And all the host of the heavens shall rot away. And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll, and all their host fade like a leaf fading on the vine, and like the fading one of a fig tree.

Isa 34:5  “For My sword shall be drenched in the heavens. Look, it comes down on Eḏom, and on the people of My curse, for judgment.

Ps. 110:6

Psa 110:1  יהוה said to my Master, “Sit at My right hand, Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”

Psa 110:2  יהוה sends Your mighty sceptre out of Tsiyon. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!

Psa 110:3  Your people volunteer in the day of Your might, In the splendours of set-apartness! From the womb, from the morning, You have the dew of Your youth!

Psa 110:4  יהוה has sworn and does not relent, “You are a priest forever According to the order of Malkitseḏeq.”

Psa 110:5  יהוה at Your right hand Shall smite sovereigns in the day of His wrath.

Psa 110:6  He judges among the nations, He shall fill the nations with dead bodies, He shall crush the Head over the mighty earth!

Psa 110:7  He drinks of the stream by the wayside, Therefore He does lift up the head!

Jer. 25:33

Jer 25:31  “Tumult shall come to the ends of the earth, for יהוה has a controversy with the nations. He shall enter into judgment with all flesh. The wrong He shall give to the sword,’ declares יהוה.”

Jer 25:32  Thus said יהוה of hosts, “See, evil is going forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind is raised up from the farthest parts of the earth.

Jer 25:33  “And in that day the slain of יהוה shall be from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth1. They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or buried, for they are dung on the face of the ground. Footnote: 1See Isa. 66:24.

Brit Hadasha: Matthew 21:1-17

Mat 21:1  And when they came near to Yerushalayim, and came to Bĕyth Phaḡi, at the Mount of Olives, then יהושע sent two taught ones,

Bĕyth PhaḡI = House of Figs

Mat 21:2  saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and straightaway you shall find a donkey tied, and a colt with her, loosen them, and bring them to Me.

Mat 21:3  “And if anyone says whatever to you, you shall say, ‘The Master needs them,’ and immediately he shall send them.”

Mat 21:4  And all this took place that it might be filled what was spoken by the prophet, saying,

Mat 21:5  “Say to the daughter of Tsiyon, ‘See, your Sovereign is coming to you, meek, and sitting on a donkey, even a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”

Zec 9:9  “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Tsiyon! Shout, O daughter of Yerushalayim! See, your Sovereign is coming to you, He is righteous and endowed with deliverance, humble and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey1. Footnote: 1Mt. 21:5, John 12:15.

Mat 21:6  And the taught ones went, and having done as יהושע ordered them,

Mat 21:7  they brought the donkey and the colt, and laid their garments on them, and He sat on them.

Mat 21:8  And most of the crowd spread their garments on the way, while others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the way.

Mat 21:9  And the crowds who went before and those who followed cried out, saying, “Hoshia-na to the Son of Dawi! Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה! Hoshia-na in the highest!”

Psa 118:26  Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה!1 We shall bless you from the House of יהוה.

Mat 21:10  And as He entered into Yerushalayim, all the city was stirred, saying, “Who is this?”

Mat 21:11  And the crowds said, “This is יהושע, the prophet from Natsareth of Galil.”

Mat 21:12  And יהושע went into the Set-apart Place of Elohim and drove out all those buying and selling in the Set-apart Place, and overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who sold doves.

Mat 21:13  And He said to them, “It has been written, ‘My House shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of robbers.’

Isa 56:1  Thus said יהוה, “Guard right-ruling, and do righteousness, for near is My deliverance to come, and My righteousness to be revealed.

Isa 56:2  “Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it, guarding the Sabbath lest he profane it, and guarding his hand from doing any evil.

Isa 56:3  “And let not the son of the foreigner who has joined himself to יהוה speak, saying, ‘יהוה has certainly separated me from His people,’ nor let the eunuch say, ‘Look I am a dry tree.’ ”

Isa 56:4  For thus said יהוה, “To the eunuchs who guard My Sabbaths, and have chosen what pleases Me, and hold fast to My covenant:

Isa 56:5  to them I shall give in My house and within My walls a place and a name better than that of sons and daughters – I give them an everlasting name that is not cut off.

Isa 56:6  “Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to יהוה, to serve Him, and to love the Name of יהוה, to be His servants, all who guard the Sabbath, and not profane it, and hold fast to My covenant –

Isa 56:7  them I shall bring to My set-apart mountain, and let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their slaughterings are accepted on My altar, for My house is called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”

Isa 56:8  The Master יהוה, who gathers the outcasts of Yisra’ĕl, declares, “I gather still others to him besides those who are gathered to him.”

Jer 7:1  The word that came to Yirmeyahu from יהוה, saying,

Jer 7:2  “Stand in the gate of the House of יהוה, and you shall proclaim there this word, and shall say, ‘Hear the word of יהוה, all you of Yehuḏah who enter in at these gates to bow before יהוה!’ ”

Jer 7:3  Thus said יהוה of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, “Make your ways and your deeds good, then I let you dwell in this place.

Jer 7:4  “Do not trust in these false words, saying, ‘This is the Hĕḵal of יהוה, the Hĕḵal of יהוה, the Hĕḵal of יהוה!’

Jer 7:5  “For if you truly make your ways and your deeds good, if you truly do right-ruling between a man and his neighbour,

Jer 7:6  if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other mighty ones to your own evil,

Jer 7:7  then I shall let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.

Jer 7:8  “See, you are trusting in false words, which do not profit –

Jer 7:9  stealing, murdering, and committing adultery, and swearing falsely, and burning incense to Baʽal, and walking after other mighty ones you have not known.

Jer 7:10  “And you came and stood before Me in this house which is called by My Name, and said, ‘We have been delivered’ – in order to do all these abominations!

Jer 7:11  “Has this house, which is called by My Name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Look, I, even I Myself have seen it,” declares יהוה.

Mat 21:14  And blind and lame ones came to Him in the Set-apart Place, and He healed them.

Mat 21:15  But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonders which He did, and the children crying out in the Set-apart Place and saying, “Hoshia-na to the Son of Dawi!” they were greatly displeased,

Psa 118:26  Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of יהוה!1 We shall bless you from the House of יהוה.

Mat 21:16  and said to Him, “Do You hear what these say?” And יהושע said to them, “Yea, have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nurslings You have perfected praise’?”

Psa 8:1  O יהוה, our Master, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth, You who set Your splendour above the heavens!

Psa 8:2  Out of the mouth of babes and infants You have founded strength, Because of Your adversaries, To put an end to enemy and avenger.

Mat 21:17  And having left them He went out of the city to Bĕyth Anyah, and spent the night there.

John 3:9-21

Joh 3:9  Naḵdimon answered and said to Him, “How is it possible for this to take place?”

Joh 3:10  יהושע answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Yisra’ĕl, and do not know this?

Joh 3:11  “Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak what We know and witness what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.

Joh 3:12  “If you do not believe when I spoke to you about earthly matters, how are you going to believe when I speak to you about the heavenly matters?

Joh 3:13  “And no one has gone up into the heaven except He who came down from the heaven – the Son of Aḏam.

The dead are not in heaven but are sleeping in the grave waiting the resurrection. John 1:18 Acts 2:29, 34, 1 Corinthians 15:50-52, Acts 7:60, John 11:11, 1 Theselonians 4:13-15 Job 14:13-14

Joh 3:14  “And as Mosheh lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so the Son of Aḏam has to be lifted up,

Joh 3:15  so that whoever is believing in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.

Joh 3:16  “For Elohim so loved the world that He gave His only brought-forth Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but possess everlasting life.

The way to receive everlasting life is to fully surrender one’s life to the Messiah as King of the universe and master over our lives.

Joh 3:17  “For Elohim did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Joh 3:18  “He who believes in Him is not judged, but he who does not believe is judged already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only brought-forth Son of Elohim.

His name is Yahshua meaning Yahweh’s salvation.

Joh 3:19  “And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, for their works were wicked.

Joh 3:20  “For everyone who is practising evil matters hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

Joh 3:21  “But the one doing the truth comes to the light, so that his works are clearly seen, that they have been wrought in Elohim.”

Joh 3:35  “The Father loves the Son, and has given all into His hand.

Joh 3:36  “He who believes in the Son possesses everlasting life, but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of Elohim remains on him.”

John 4:3-30

Joh 4:3  He left Yehuḏah and went away again to Galil.

Joh 4:4  And He had to pass through Shomeron.

Joh 4:5  So He came to a city of Shomeron, called Sheḵem, near the piece of land Yaʽaqoḇ gave to his son Yosĕph.

Joh 4:6  And Yaʽaqoḇ’s fountain was there. So יהושע, being wearied from the journey, was sitting thus at the fountain. It was about the sixth hour.

Joh 4:7  A woman of Shomeron came to draw water. יהושע said to her, “Give Me to drink.”

Joh 4:8  For His taught ones had gone off into the city to buy food.

Joh 4:9  The woman of Shomeron therefore said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Yehuḏite, ask a drink from me, a woman of Shomeron?” For Yehuḏim do not associate with Shomeronites.

Joh 4:10  יהושע answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of Elohim, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me to drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”1

Footnote: 1Jer. 2:13

Jer 2:13  “For My people have done two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters1, to hew out for themselves cisterns, cracked cisterns, which do not hold water.

Jer. 17:13

Jer 17:13  O יהוה, the expectation of Yisra’ĕl, all who forsake You are put to shame. “Those who depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken יהוה, the fountain of living waters.”

Zech. 14:8

Zec 14:1  See, a day shall come for יהוה, and your spoil shall be divided in your midst.

Zec 14:2  And I shall gather all the gentiles to battle against Yerushalayim1. And the city shall be taken, the houses plundered, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into exile, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Footnote: 1Joel 3:2, Zeph. 3:8, Rev. 16:14.

Zec 14:3  And יהוה shall go forth, and He shall fight against those gentiles, as He fights in the day of battle.

Zec 14:4  And in that day His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives, which faces Yerushalayim on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, a very great valley, and half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south.

Zec 14:5  And you shall flee to the valley of My mountain – for the valley of the mountains reaches to Atsal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziyah sovereign of Yehuḏah. And יהוה my Elohim shall come – all the set-apart ones with You.

Zec 14:6  And in that day it shall be: there is no light, it is dark.

Zec 14:7  And it shall be one day which is known to יהוה, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light.

Zec 14:8  And in that day it shall be that living waters flow from Yerushalayim1, half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea, in summer as well as in winter. Footnote: 1Rev. 22:1-2.

Zec 14:9  And יהוה shall be Sovereign over all the earth1. In that day there shall be one יהוה, and His Name one. Footnote: 1Isa. 24:23, Dan. 2:44, Rev. 11:15.

Zec 14:10  All the land shall be changed into a desert plain from Geḇa to Rimmon south of Yerushalayim, and she shall be raised up and inhabited in her place from Binyamin’s Gate to the place of the First Gate and the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Ḥanan’ĕl to the winepresses of the sovereign.

Zec 14:11  And they shall dwell in her, and there shall be no more utter destruction1, but Yerushalayim shall be safely inhabited. Footnote: 1Mal. 4:6.

John 7:37-39

Joh 7:37  And on the last day, the great day of the festival, יהושע stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me, and let him who believes in Me drink.

Joh 7:38  “As the Scripture said, out of His innermost shall flow rivers of living water.”1 Footnote: 1Isa. 44:3, Jer. 2:13, Jer. 17:13, Zech. 14:8, Ps. 36:8,9, Prov.14:27, John 4:10, John 6:63, 1 Cor. 10:4, Rev. 7:17, Rev. 21:6, Rev. 22:1 & 17.

Joh 7:39  And this He said concerning the Spirit, which those believing in Him were about to receive, for the Set-apart Spirit was not yet given,1 because יהושע was not yet esteemed. Footnote: 1Ezek. 36:26-27, Joel 2:28-32, Acts 1:4-8, Acts 2:4 & 33, Acts 10:44-47, Acts 11:15-16, Eph. 5:18.

Joh 4:11  The woman said to Him, “Master, You have no vessel, and the well is deep. From where, then, do You have living water?

Joh 4:12  “Are You greater than our father Yaʽaqoḇ, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?”

Joh 4:13  יהושע answered and said to her, “Everyone drinking of this water shall thirst again,

Joh 4:14  but whoever drinks of the water I give him shall certainly never thirst. And the water that I give him shall become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

Joh 4:15  The woman said to Him, “Master, give me this water, so that I do not thirst, nor come here to draw.”

Joh 4:16  יהושע said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”

Joh 4:17  The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” יהושע said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’

Joh 4:18  for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”

Joh 4:19  The woman said to Him, “Master, I see that You are a prophet.

Joh 4:20  “Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, but you people say that in Yerushalayim is the place where one needs to worship.”

Joh 4:21  יהושע said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you shall neither on this mountain, nor in Yerushalayim, worship the Father.

Joh 4:22  “You worship what you do not know. We worship what we know, because the deliverance is of the Yehuḏim.1 Footnote: 1Ps. 147:19, Isa. 2:3, Isa. 14:1, Isa. 56:6-8, Ezek. 47:22-23, Zech. 2:10-11, Zech. 8:23, Rom. 2:20, Rom. 3:2, Rom. 9:4, Rev. 21:12 & 24.

Joh 4:23  “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father also does seek such to worship Him.

Joh 4:24  “Elohim is Spirit, and those who worship Him need to worship in spirit and truth.”

Joh 4:25  The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming, the One who is called Anointed. When that One comes, He shall announce to us all.”

Joh 4:26  יהושע said to her, “I who am speaking to you am He.”

Joh 4:27  And upon this His taught ones came, and they were marvelling that He was speaking with a woman, however, no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why do You speak with her?”

Joh 4:28  The woman then left her water-jug, and went away to the city, and said to the men,

Joh 4:29  “Come, see a Man who told me all that I have done. Is this not the Messiah?”

Joh 4:30  They went out of the city and were coming to Him.

John 12:27-50

Joh 12:27  “Now I Myself am troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this reason I came to this hour.

Joh 12:28  “Father, esteem Your Name.” Then a voice came from the heaven, “I have both esteemed it and shall esteem it again.”

Joh 12:29  So the crowd who stood by and heard it were saying there had been thunder. Others said, “A messenger has spoken to Him.”

Joh 12:30  יהושע answered and said, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake.

Joh 12:31  “Now is the judgment of this world, now the ruler of this world1 shall be cast out.

Footnote: 1See Luke 4:6.

Luk 4:6  And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I shall give You, and their esteem, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.1 Footnote: 1See 2 Cor. 4:4, also: John. 12:31, John. 14:30, John. 16:11, 1 John 5:19.

Joh 12:32  “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, shall draw all men unto Myself.”

Joh 12:33  This He said, signifying by what death He was about to die.

Joh 12:34  The crowd answered Him, “We have heard out of the Torah that the Messiah remains forever. And how do You say, ‘The Son of Aḏam has to be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Aḏam?”

Joh 12:35  יהושע, therefore, said to them, “Yet a little while the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. And he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.

Joh 12:36  “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you become sons of light.” These words יהושע spoke, and went off and was hidden from them.

Joh 12:37  But though He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him,

Joh 12:38  that the word of Yeshayahu the prophet might be filled, which he spoke, יהוה, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of יהוה been revealed?”

Isa 53:1  Who has believed our report? And to whom was the arm of יהוה revealed?

Isa 53:2  For He grew up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or splendour that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should desire Him –

Isa 53:3  despised and rejected by men, a man of pains and knowing sickness. And as one from whom the face is hidden, being despised, and we did not consider Him.

Isa 53:4  Truly, He has borne our sicknesses and carried our pains. Yet we reckoned Him stricken, smitten by Elohim, and afflicted.

Isa 53:5  But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our crookednesses. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

Isa 53:6  We all, like sheep, went astray, each one of us has turned to his own way. And יהוה has laid on Him the crookedness of us all.

Isa 53:7  He was oppressed and He was afflicted, but He did not open His mouth. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, but He did not open His mouth.

Isa 53:8  He was taken from prison and from judgment. And as for His generation, who considered that He shall be cut off from the land of the living? For the transgression of My people He was stricken.

Isa 53:9  And He was appointed a grave with the wrong, and with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was deceit in His mouth1. Footnote: 1See 1 Peter 2:22.

Isa 53:10  But יהוה was pleased to crush Him, He laid sickness on Him, that when He made Himself an offering for guilt, He would see a seed, He would prolong His days and the pleasure of יהוה prosper in His hand.

Isa 53:11  He would see the result of the suffering of His life and be satisfied. Through His knowledge My righteous Servant makes many righteous, and He bears their crookednesses.

Isa 53:12  Therefore I give Him a portion among the great, and He divides the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His being unto death, and He was counted with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Joh 12:39  Because of this they were unable to believe, because again Yeshayahu said:

Joh 12:40  “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they should not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, and turn, and I should heal them.”1

Footnote: Isa 6:9  And He said, “Go, and you shall say to this people, ‘Hearing, you hear, but do not understand; and seeing, you see, but do not know.’

Isa 6:10  “Make the heart of this people fat, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and shall turn and be healed.”

Isa 6:11  Then I said, “יהוה, until when?” And He answered, “Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant, and the houses are without a man, and the land is laid waste, a ruin,

Isa 6:12  and יהוה has removed men far away, and the forsaken places be many in the midst of the land.

Isa 6:13  “But still, there is a tenth part in it, and it shall again be for a burning, like a terebinth tree and like an oak, whose stump remains when it is cut down. The set-apart seed is its stump!”

Mat 13:14  “And in them the prophecy of Yeshayahu is completely filled, which says, ‘Hearing you shall hear and by no means understand, and seeing you shall see and by no means perceive,

Mat 13:15  for the heart of this people has become thickened, and their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their heart, and turn back, and I heal them.’

Mat 13:16  “And blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear,

Mat 13:17  for truly I say to you, that many prophets and righteous ones longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

Joh 12:41  Yeshayahu said this when he saw His esteem and spoke of Him.

Joh 12:42  Still, even among the rulers many did believe in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the congregation,

Joh 12:43  for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of Elohim.

Joh 12:44  Then יהושע cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me.

Joh 12:45  “And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.

Joh 12:46  “I have come as a light into the world, so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness.

Joh 12:47  “And if anyone hears My Words but does not watch over them, I do not judge him. For I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

Joh 12:48  “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My Words, has one who judges him: the Word that I have spoken shall judge him in the last day.1 Footnote: 1See 3:18-19, 7:16.

Joh 12:49  “Because I spoke not from Myself, but the Father who sent Me has given Me a command,1 what I should say and what I should speak. Footnote: 1See 7:16.

Joh 12:50  “And I know that His command is everlasting life.1 Therefore, whatever I speak, as the Father has said to Me, so I speak.” Footnote: 1See Mt. 19:17, John 3:36

The standards for judgment are given in the Torah, so clearly it could never be done away with. (Rev 20:11-15)

 Rev 20:11  And I saw a great white throne and Him who was sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.

Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before the throne, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged from what was written in the books, according to their works.

Rev 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and the grave gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.

Rev 20:14  And the death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death.1 Footnote: 1See 2:11, 20:6, 21:8.

Rev 20:15  And if anyone was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Aharonic Blessing

Num 6:22  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 6:23  “Speak to Aharon and his sons, saying, ‘This is how you bless the children of Yisra’ĕl. Say to them:

Num 6:24  “יהוה bless you and guard you;

Num 6:25  יהוה make His face shine upon you, and show favour to you;

Num 6:26  יהוה lift up His face upon you, and give you peace.” ’

Num 6:27  “Thus they shall put My Name on the children of Yisra’ĕl, and I Myself shall bless them.”

Num 6:24         יברכך  יהוה  וישׁמרך׃  

Num 6:25         יאר  יהוה  פניו  אליך  ויחנך׃  

Num 6:26         ישׂא  יהוה  פניו  אליך  וישׂם  לך  שׁלום׃  

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