Deu 6:4 שׁמע ישׂראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד׃
Deu 6:4 “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one!
Masei, Mas’ei, or Masse (מַסְעֵי — Hebrew for “journeys,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 43rd weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the 10th and last in the Book of Numbers. It constitutes Numbers 33:1–36:13. The parashah is made up of 5,773 Hebrew letters, 1,461 Hebrew words, and 132 verses, and can occupy about 189 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah).
Torah: Numbers 33:1 – 36:13
1st reading (עליה, aliyah) Bemidbar 33:1-10
Num 33:1 These are the departures of the children of Yisra’ĕl, who went out of the land of Mitsrayim by their divisions under the hand of Mosheh and Aharon.
Num 33:2 And Mosheh wrote down the starting points of their departures at the command of יהוה, and these are their departures according to their starting points:
Num 33:3 So they departed from Raʽmeses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month, on the morrow of the Passover the children of Yisra’ĕl went out with boldness before the eyes of all the Mitsrites,
Num 33:4 and the Mitsrites were burying all their first-born, whom יהוה had smitten among them. Also on their mighty ones יהוה had executed judgments.
Num 33:5 Then the children of Yisra’ĕl departed from Raʽmeses and camped at Sukkoth.
Num 33:6 And they departed from Sukkoth and camped at Ětham, which is on the edge of the wilderness.
Num 33:7 And they departed from Ětham and turned back to Pi Haḥiroth, which is east of Baʽal Tsephon. And they camped near Miḡdol.
Num 33:8 And they departed from before Haḥiroth and passed over through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, went three days’ journey in the Wilderness of Ětham, and camped at Marah.
Num 33:9 And they departed from Marah and came to Ělim. And at Ělim were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, so they camped there.
Num 33:10 And they departed from Ělim and camped by the Sea of Reeds.
2nd reading (עליה, aliyah) Bemidbar 33:11-49
Num 33:11 And they departed from the Sea of Reeds and camped in the Wilderness of Sin.
Num 33:12 And they departed from the Wilderness of Sin and camped at Dophqah.
Num 33:13 And they departed from Dophqah and camped at Alush.
Num 33:14 And they departed from Alush and camped at Rephiḏim, and there was no water for the people to drink.
Num 33:15 And they departed from Rephiḏim and camped in the Wilderness of Sinai.
Num 33:16 And they departed from the Wilderness of Sinai and camped at Qiḇroth Hatta’awah.
Num 33:17 And they departed from Qiḇroth Hatta’awah and camped at Ḥatsĕroth.
Num 33:18 And they departed from Ḥatsĕroth and camped at Rithmah.
Num 33:19 And they departed from Rithmah and camped at Rimmon Perets.
Num 33:20 And they departed from Rimmon Perets and camped at Liḇnah.
Num 33:21 And they departed from Liḇnah and camped at Rissah.
Num 33:22 And they departed from Rissah and camped at Qehĕlathah.
Num 33:23 And they departed from Qehĕlathah and camped at Mount Shapher.
Num 33:24 And they departed from Mount Shapher and camped at Ḥaraḏah.
Num 33:25 And they departed from Ḥaraḏah and camped at Maqhĕloth.
Num 33:26 And they departed from Maqhĕloth and camped at Taḥath.
Num 33:27 And they departed from Taḥath and camped at Teraḥ.
Num 33:28 And they departed from Teraḥ and camped at Mithqah.
Num 33:29 And they departed from Mithqah and camped at Ḥashmonah.
Num 33:30 And they departed from Ḥashmonah and camped at Mosĕroth.
Num 33:31 And they departed from Mosĕroth and camped at Benĕi Yaʽaqan.
Num 33:32 And they departed from Benĕi Yaʽaqan and camped at Ḥor Haggiḏgaḏ.
Num 33:33 And they departed from Ḥor Haggiḏgaḏ and camped at Yotḇathah.
Num 33:34 And they departed from Yotḇathah and camped at Aḇronah.
Num 33:35 And they departed from Aḇronah and camped at Etsyon Geḇer.
Num 33:36 And they departed from Etsyon Geḇer and camped in the Wilderness of Tsin, which is Qaḏĕsh.
Num 33:37 And they departed from Qaḏĕsh and camped at Mount Hor, on the boundary of the land of Eḏom.
Num 33:38 Then Aharon the priest went up to Mount Hor at the command of יהוה, and died there in the fortieth year after the children of Yisra’ĕl had come out of the land of Mitsrayim, on the first day of the fifth month.
Num 33:39 Now Aharon was one hundred and twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.
Num 33:40 And the sovereign of Araḏ, the Kenaʽanite, who dwelt in the South in the land of Kenaʽan, heard of the coming of the children of Yisra’ĕl.
Num 33:41 So they departed from Mount Hor and camped at Tsalmonah.
Num 33:42 And they departed from Tsalmonah and camped at Punon.
Num 33:43 And they departed from Punon and camped at Oḇoth.
Num 33:44 And they departed from Oḇoth and camped at Iyĕ Ha-Aḇarim, at the border of Mo’aḇ.
Num 33:45 And they departed from Iyim and camped at Diḇon Gaḏ.
Num 33:46 And they departed from Diḇon Gaḏ and camped at Almon Diḇlathayemah.
Num 33:47 And they departed from Almon Diḇlathayemah and camped in the mountains of Aḇarim, before Neḇo.
Num 33:48 And they departed from the mountains of Aḇarim and camped in the desert plains of Mo’aḇ by the Yardĕn of Yeriḥo.
Num 33:49 And they camped by the Yardĕn, from Bĕyth Yeshimoth as far as the Aḇĕl Shittim in the desert plains of Mo’aḇ.
3rd reading (עליה, aliyah) Bemidbar 33:50-34:15
Num 33:50 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh in the desert plains of Mo’aḇ by the Yardĕn of Yeriḥo, saying,
Num 33:51 “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When you have passed over the Yardĕn into the land of Kenaʽan,
Num 33:52 then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and shall destroy all their engraved stones, and shall destroy all their moulded images, and lay waste all their high places,
Num 33:53 and you shall possess the land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land to possess.
Num 33:54 ‘And you shall divide the land by lot as an inheritance among your clans. To the larger you give a larger inheritance, and to the smaller you give a smaller inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that is his. You inherit according to the tribes of your fathers.
Num 33:55 ‘And if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land where you dwell.
Num 33:56 ‘And it shall be that I do to you as I thought to do to them.’ ”
Num 34:1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
Num 34:2 “Command the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When you come into the land of Kenaʽan, this is the land which falls to you as an inheritance, the land of Kenaʽan to its boundaries:
Num 34:3 ‘Then your southern border shall be from the Wilderness of Tsin along the border of Eḏom, and your southern border shall be eastward from the end of the Salt Sea.
Num 34:4 ‘Then your border shall turn from the southern side of the Ascent of Aqrabbim, continue to Tsin, and be on the south of Qaḏĕsh Barnĕa, and it shall go on to Ḥatsar Addar, and continue to Atsmon.
Num 34:5 ‘And the border shall turn from Atsmon to the wadi of Mitsrayim, and it shall end at the Sea.
Num 34:6 ‘As for the western border, you shall have the Great Sea for a border, this is your western border.
Num 34:7 ‘And this is your northern border: From the Great Sea you mark out your borderline to Mount Hor,
Num 34:8 from Mount Hor you mark out your border to the entrance of Ḥamath, and the edge of the border shall be toward Tseḏaḏ,
Num 34:9 and the border shall proceed to Ziphron, and it shall end at Ḥatsar Ěnan. This is your northern border.
Num 34:10 ‘And you shall mark out your eastern border from Ḥatsar Ěnan to Shepham,
Num 34:11 and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riḇlah on the east side of Ayin, and the border shall go down and reach to the eastern side of the Sea of Kinnereth.
Num 34:12 ‘And the border shall go down along the Yardĕn, and it shall end at the Salt Sea. This is your land with its surrounding boundaries.’ ”
Num 34:13 And Mosheh commanded the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, “This is the land which you inherit by lot, which יהוה has commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe.
Num 34:14 “For the tribe of the children of Re’uḇĕn according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gaḏ according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance. And the half-tribe of Menashsheh has received its inheritance.
Num 34:15 “The two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Yardĕn of Yeriḥo eastward, toward the sunrise.”
4th reading (עליה, aliyah) Bemidbar 34:16-29
Num 34:16 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
Num 34:17 “These are the names of the men who divide the land among you as an inheritance: Elʽazar the priest, and Yehoshua son of Nun.
Num 34:18 “And take one leader of every tribe to divide the land for the inheritance.
Num 34:19 “And these are the names of the men. From the tribe of Yehuḏah: Kalĕḇ son of Yephunneh.
Num 34:20 “And from the tribe of the children of Shimʽon: Shemu’ĕl son of Ammihuḏ.
Num 34:21 “From the tribe of Binyamin: Eliḏaḏ son of Kislon.
Num 34:22 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Dan: Buqqi son of Yoḡli.
Num 34:23 “From the sons of Yosĕph: a leader from the tribe of the children of Menashsheh, Ḥanni’ĕl son of Ěphoḏ.
Num 34:24 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Ephrayim: Qemu’ĕl son of Shiphtan.
Num 34:25 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Zeḇulun: Elitsaphan son of Parnaḵ.
Num 34:26 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Yissasḵar: Palti’ĕl son of Azzan.
Num 34:27 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Ashĕr: Aḥihuḏ son of Shelomi.
Num 34:28 “And a leader from the tribe of the children of Naphtali: Peḏah’ĕl son of Ammihuḏ.”
Num 34:29 These are the ones יהוה commanded to divide the inheritance among the children of Yisra’ĕl in the land of Kenaʽan.
5th reading (עליה, aliyah) Bemidbar 35:1-8
Num 35:1 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh in the desert plains of Mo’aḇ by the Yardĕn of Yeriḥo, saying,
Num 35:2 “Command the children of Yisra’ĕl that they shall give the Lĕwites cities to dwell in from the inheritance of their possession. Also give the Lĕwites open land around the cities.
Num 35:3 “And they shall have the cities to dwell in, and their open land for their cattle, and for their herds, and for all their livestock.
Num 35:4 “And the open land of the cities which you give the Lĕwites are from the wall of the city outward a thousand cubits all around.
Num 35:5 “And you shall measure outside the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits. And the city is in the middle. This is to them the open land for the cities.
Num 35:6 “And the cities which you give to the Lĕwites are the six cities of refuge, which you give to him who killed someone to flee to, and to these you add forty-two cities.
Num 35:7 “All the cities which you give to the Lĕwites are forty-eight, these with their open land.
Num 35:8 “And the cities which you give are from the possession of the children of Yisra’ĕl. From the larger tribe you give many, from the smaller you give few, each one gives some of its cities to the Lĕwites, in proportion to the inheritance that each inherits.”
6th reading (עליה, aliyah) Bemidbar 35:9-34
Num 35:9 And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,
Num 35:10 “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When you pass over the Yardĕn into the land of Kenaʽan,
Num 35:11 then you shall choose cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the one who accidentally killed someone shall flee there.
Num 35:12 ‘And they shall be cities of refuge for you from the revenger, and the one who killed someone is not to die until he stands before the congregation in right-ruling.
Num 35:13 ‘And of the cities which you give, six are to be cities of refuge.
Num 35:14 ‘Give three cities beyond the Yardĕn, and give three cities in the land of Kenaʽan, as cities of refuge.
Num 35:15 ‘These six cities are for refuge for the children of Yisra’ĕl, and for the sojourner, and for the settler in their midst, for anyone who accidentally kills someone to flee there.
Num 35:16 ‘But if he has smitten him with an instrument of iron, so that he dies, he is a murderer. The murderer shall certainly be put to death.
Num 35:17 ‘And if he has smitten him with a stone in the hand, by which one could die, and he does die, he is a murderer. The murderer shall certainly be put to death.
Num 35:18 ‘Or if he has smitten him with a wooden instrument that could kill, and he does die, he is a murderer. The murderer shall certainly be put to death.
Num 35:19 ‘The revenger of blood himself puts the murderer to death. When he meets him, he puts him to death.
Num 35:20 ‘And if he thrusts him through in hatred, or throws an object at him while lying in wait, so that he dies,
Num 35:21 or in enmity he smites him with his hand so that he dies, the one who smote him shall certainly be put to death, for he is a murderer. The revenger of blood puts the murderer to death when he meets him.
Num 35:22 ‘But if he pushes him suddenly without enmity, or throws an object at him without lying in wait,
Num 35:23 or uses a stone, by which a man could die, throwing it at him without seeing him, so that he dies, while he was not his enemy or seeking his harm,
Num 35:24 then the congregation shall judge between him who killed someone and the revenger of blood, according to these right-rulings.
Num 35:25 ‘And the congregation shall rescue the one who killed someone from the hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall return him to the city of refuge where he had fled, and he shall remain there until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the set-apart oil.
Num 35:26 ‘But if the one who killed someone at any time goes outside the limits of the city of refuge where he fled,
Num 35:27 and the revenger of blood finds him outside the limits of his city of refuge, and the revenger of blood kills him who killed someone, he is not guilty of blood,
Num 35:28 because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest he who killed someone is to return to the land of his possession.
Num 35:29 ‘And these shall be for a law of right-ruling to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
Num 35:30 ‘Whoever kills someone has to be put to death as a murderer by the mouth of witnesses, but only one witness does not bear witness against someone to die.
Num 35:31 ‘And take no ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall certainly be put to death.
Num 35:32 ‘And take no ransom for him who has fled to his city of refuge to return to dwell in the land before the death of the priest.
Num 35:33 ‘And do not profane the land where you are, for blood profanes the land, and the land is not pardoned for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.
Num 35:34 ‘And do not defile the land which you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell, for I, יהוה, am dwelling in the midst of the children of Yisra’ĕl.’ ”
7th reading (עליה, aliyah) Bemidbar 36:1-13
Num 36:1 And the heads of the fathers of the clans of the children of Gilʽaḏ, son of Maḵir, son of Menashsheh, of the clans of the sons of Yosĕph, came near and spoke before Mosheh and before the leaders, the heads of the fathers of the children of Yisra’ĕl,
Num 36:2 and said, “יהוה commanded my master to give the land as an inheritance by lot to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and my master was commanded by יהוה to give the inheritance of our brother Tselophḥaḏ to his daughters.
Num 36:3 “Now if they are married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Yisra’ĕl, then their inheritance shall be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry, and taken from the lot of our inheritance.
Num 36:4 “And if the Jubilee of the children of Yisra’ĕl takes place, then their inheritance shall be added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry, and their inheritance taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.”
Num 36:5 And Mosheh commanded the children of Yisra’ĕl according to the word of יהוה, saying, “What the tribe of the sons of Yosĕph speaks is right.
Num 36:6 “This is the word which יהוה has commanded, for the daughters of Tselophḥaḏ, saying, ‘Let them marry who is good in their eyes, but let them marry only within the clan of their father’s tribe.’
Num 36:7 “And the inheritance of the children of Yisra’ĕl is not to change hands from tribe to tribe, for every one of the children of Yisra’ĕl is to cling to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
Num 36:8 “And every daughter possessing an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Yisra’ĕl is to be the wife of one of the clan of her father’s tribe, so that the children of Yisra’ĕl possess each the inheritance of his fathers.
Num 36:9 “Thus the inheritance is not to change hands from one tribe to another, but every tribe of the children of Yisra’ĕl is to cling to its own inheritance.”
Num 36:10 As יהוה commanded Mosheh, so did the daughters of Tselophḥaḏ.
Num 36:11 For Maḥlah, Tirtsah, and Ḥoḡlah, and Milkah, and Noʽah, the daughters of Tselophḥaḏ, were married to the sons of their father’s brothers.
Num 36:12 And they were married into the clans of the children of Menashsheh, the son of Yosĕph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of their father’s clan.
Num 36:13 These are the commands and the right-rulings which יהוה commanded the children of Yisra’ĕl by the hand of Mosheh in the desert plains of Mo’aḇ by the Yardĕn of Yeriḥo.
Prophets: Jeremiah 2:4-28
Jer 2:4 Hear the word of יהוה, O house of Yaʽaqoḇ and all the clans of the house of Yisra’ĕl.
Jer 2:5 Thus said יהוה, “What unrighteousness have your fathers found in Me, that they have gone far from Me, and went after worthlessness, and became worthless?
Jer 2:6 “And did not they say, ‘Where is יהוה, who brought us up out of the land of Mitsrayim, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and pits, through a land of drought and the shadow of death, a land that no one passed through and where no one dwelt?’
Jer 2:7 “Then I brought you into a garden land, to eat its fruit and its goodness. But when you entered, you defiled My land and made My inheritance an abomination.
Jer 2:8 “The priests did not say, ‘Where is יהוה?’ And those who handle the Torah did not know Me, and the shepherds1 transgressed against Me, and the prophets prophesied by Baʽal, and walked after matters that did not profit. Footnote: 1See 10:21, 12:10-11, 50:6-7.
Jer 2:9 “Therefore I still contend with you,” declares יהוה, “and with your children’s children I contend.
Jer 2:10 “For, pass beyond the isles of Kittim and see, and send to Qĕḏar and observe well, and see if there has been any like this.
Jer 2:11 “Has a nation changed its mighty ones, which are not mighty ones? But My people have changed My esteem1 for that which does not profit. Footnote: 1Symbolic name for His Ark.
Jer 2:12 “Be amazed, O heavens, at this, and be frightened, be utterly dried up,” declares יהוה.
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. Footnote: 1See 17:13.
Jer 2:14 “Is Yisra’ĕl a servant? Was he born in the house? Why is he given to plunder?
Jer 2:15 “The young lions roared at him, they growled, and made his land waste; his cities have been burned, without inhabitant.
Jer 2:16 “Even the sons of Noph and of Taḥpanḥes have shaven the crown of your head.
Jer 2:17 “Have you not done this to yourself, by forsaking יהוה your Elohim when He led you in the way?
Jer 2:18 “And now why take the way to Mitsrayim, to drink the waters of Shiḥor? Or why take the way to Ashshur, to drink the waters of the River?
Jer 2:19 “Your own evil instructs you, and your backslidings reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter that you have forsaken יהוה your Elohim, and that My fear is not in you,” declares the Master יהוה of hosts.
Jer 2:20 “For of old you have broken your yoke and tore of your bonds. And you said, ‘I am not serving You,’ when on every high hill and under every green tree you lay down, a whore.
Jer 2:21 “Yet I had planted you a choice vine, all of it a true seed. How then have you turned before Me into the degenerate plant of a strange vine?
Jer 2:22 “Although you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your crookedness is ingrained before Me,” declares the Master יהוה.
Jer 2:23 “How do you say, ‘I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baʽals’? See your way in the valley, know what you have done: a swift dromedary breaking loose in her ways,
Jer 2:24 a wild donkey used to the wilderness, sniffing the wind in the desire of her being – in her time of mating, who turns her away? All those who seek her need not weary themselves; in her month they find her.
Jer 2:25 “Keep your foot from being bare, and your throat from thirst. But you said, ‘It is useless, because I love strangers, and after them I go.’
Jer 2:26 “As the thief is ashamed when he is found out, so is the house of Yisra’ĕl ashamed – they and their sovereigns and their heads, and their priests and their prophets,
Jer 2:27 saying to a tree, ‘You are my father,’ and to a stone, ‘You gave birth to me.’ For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face. But in the time of their calamity they say, ‘Arise and save us.’
Jer 2:28 “But where are your mighty ones that you have made for yourselves? Let them arise, see if they save you in the time of your calamity. Because your mighty ones have become as many as your cities, O Yehuḏah.
Brit Hadasha: Matthew 24:1 – 25:46
Mat 24:1 And going out, יהושע went away from the Set-apart Place, and His taught ones came near to point out to Him the buildings of the Set-apart Place.
Mat 24:2 And יהושע said to them, “Do you not see all these? Truly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, at all, which shall not be thrown down.”
Mat 24:3 And as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the taught ones came to Him separately, saying, “Say to us, when shall this be, and what is the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
Mat 24:4 And יהושע answering, said to them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray.
Mat 24:5 “For many shall come in My Name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they shall lead many astray.
Mat 24:6 “And you shall begin to hear of fightings and reports of fightings. See that you are not troubled, for these have to take place, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7 “For nation shall rise against nation, and reign against reign. And there shall be scarcities of food, and deadly diseases, and earthquakes in places.
Mat 24:8 “And all these are the beginning of birth pains.
Mat 24:9 “Then they shall deliver you up to affliction and kill you, and you shall be hated by all nations for My Name’s sake.
Mat 24:10 “And then many shall stumble, and they shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11 “And many false prophets shall rise up and lead many astray.
Mat 24:12 “And because of the increase in lawlessness, the love of many shall become cold.
Mat 24:13 “But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved.1 Footnote:1See 10:22.
Mat 24:14 “And this Good News of the reign shall be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come.
Mat 24:15 “So when you see the ‘abomination that lays waste,’1 spoken of by Dani’ĕl the prophet, set up in the set-apart place” – he who reads, let him understand – Footnote:1See Abomination that lays waste in Explanatory Notes.
Mat 24:16 “then let those who are in Yehuḏah flee to the mountains.
Mat 24:17 “Let him who is on the house-top not come down to take whatever out of his house.
Mat 24:18 “And let him who is in the field not turn back to get his garments.
Mat 24:19 “And woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing children in those days!
Mat 24:20 “And pray that your flight does not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.
Mat 24:21 “For then there shall be great distress,1 such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. Footnote:1Or great pressure, or great affliction.
Mat 24:22 “And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would be saved, but for the sake of the chosen ones those days shall be shortened.
Mat 24:23 “If anyone then says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe.
Mat 24:24 “For false messiahs and false prophets shall arise, and they shall show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones.
Mat 24:25 “See, I have forewarned you.
Mat 24:26 “So if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe.
Mat 24:27 “For as the lightning comes from the east and shines to the west, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be.
Mat 24:28 “For wherever the dead body is, there the eagles shall be gathered together.1 Footnote:1Lk. 17:37.
Mat 24:29 “And immediately after the distress1 of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give its light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. Footnote:1Or pressure.
Mat 24:30 “And then the sign of the Son of Aḏam shall appear in the heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of Aḏam coming on the clouds of the heaven with power and much esteem.
Mat 24:31 “And He shall send His messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His chosen ones from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Mat 24:32 “And learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near.
Mat 24:33 “So you also, when you see all these, know that He is near, at the doors.
Mat 24:34 “Truly, I say to you, this generation shall by no means pass away until all this takes place.
Mat 24:35 “The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away.
Mat 24:36 “But concerning that day and the hour no one knows, not even the messengers of the heavens, but My Father only.1 Footnote:1Mk. 13:32.
Mat 24:37 “And as the days of Noaḥ, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be.
Mat 24:38 “For as they were in the days before the flood, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39 and they did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also shall the coming of the Son of Aḏam be.
Mat 24:40 “Then two shall be in the field, the one is taken and the one is left.
Mat 24:41 “Two shall be grinding at the mill, one is taken and one is left.
Mat 24:42 “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Master is coming.
Mat 24:43 “And know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
Mat 24:44 “Because of this, be ready too, for the Son of Aḏam is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.
Mat 24:45 “Who then is a trustworthy and wise servant, whom his master set over his household, to give them food in season?
Mat 24:46 “Blessed is that servant whom his master, having come, shall find so doing.
Mat 24:47 “Truly, I say to you that he shall set him over all his possessions.
Mat 24:48 “But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’
Mat 24:49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards,
Mat 24:50 the master of that servant shall come on a day when he does not expect it, and at an hour he does not know,
Mat 24:51 and shall cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 25:1 “Then the reign of the heavens shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Mat 25:2 “And five of them were wise, and five foolish.
Mat 25:3 “Those who were foolish, having taken their lamps, took no oil with them,
Mat 25:4 but the wise took oil in their containers with their lamps.
Mat 25:5 “Now while the bridegroom took time, they all slumbered and slept.
Mat 25:6 “And at midnight a cry was heard, ‘See, the bridegroom is coming, go out to meet him!’
Mat 25:7 “Then all those maidens rose up and trimmed their lamps.
Mat 25:8 “And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’
Mat 25:9 “But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, indeed, there would not be enough for us and you. Instead, go to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
Mat 25:10 “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut.
Mat 25:11 “And later the other maidens also came, saying, ‘Master, Master, open up for us!’
Mat 25:12 “But he answering, said, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
Mat 25:13 “Watch therefore, because you do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Aḏam is coming,
Mat 25:14 for it is like a man going from home, who called his own servants and delivered his possessions to them.
Mat 25:15 “And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability, and went from home.
Mat 25:16 “And he who had received the five talents went and worked with them, and made another five talents.
Mat 25:17 “In the same way, he with the two also, he gained two more.
Mat 25:18 “But he who had received the one went away and dug in the ground, and hid the silver of his master.
Mat 25:19 “And after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
Mat 25:20 “And he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents. See, I have gained five more talents besides them.’
Mat 25:21 “And his master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You were trustworthy over a little, I shall set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
Mat 25:22 “Then he who had received two talents came and said, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents. See, I have gained two more talents besides them.’
Mat 25:23 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You were trustworthy over a little, I shall set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
Mat 25:24 “And the one who had received the one talent also came and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed,
Mat 25:25 and being afraid, I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’
Mat 25:26 “And his master answering, said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
Mat 25:27 ‘Then you should have put my silver with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.
Mat 25:28 ‘Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to him who possesses ten talents.
Mat 25:29 ‘For to everyone who possesses, more shall be given, and he shall have overflowingly; but from him who does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away.1 Footnote:1See Lk. 8:18.
Mat 25:30 ‘And throw the worthless servant out into the outer darkness – there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Mat 25:31 “And when the Son of Aḏam comes in His esteem, and all the set-apart messengers with Him, then He shall sit on the throne of His esteem.
Mat 25:32 “And all the nations shall be gathered before Him, and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats.
Mat 25:33 “And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
Mat 25:34 “Then the Sovereign shall say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the reign prepared for you from the foundation of the world –
Mat 25:35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in,
Mat 25:36 was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’
Mat 25:37 “Then the righteous shall answer Him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry and we fed You, or thirsty and gave You to drink?
Mat 25:38 ‘And when did we see You a stranger and took You in, or naked and clothed You?
Mat 25:39 ‘And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and we came to You?’
Mat 25:40 “And the Sovereign shall answer and say to them, ‘Truly, I say to you, in so far as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.’
Mat 25:41 “He shall then also say to those on the left hand, ‘Go away from Me, accursed ones, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his messengers –
Mat 25:42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink,
Mat 25:43 ‘I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, was naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
Mat 25:44 “Then they also shall answer Him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not serve You?’
Mat 25:45 “Then He shall answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, in so far as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
Mat 25:46 “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life.”
Jas 4:1 Where do fightings and strivings come from among you? Do they not come from your pleasures that battle in your members?
Jas 4:2 You desire, and do not have. You murder, and are jealous, and are unable to obtain. You strive and fight, and you do not possess, because you do not ask.
Jas 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask evilly, in order to spend it on your pleasures.
Jas 4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with Elohim?1 Whoever therefore intends to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of Elohim. Footnote: 1Mt. 13:22, Lk. 4:5-6, Lk. 14:33, Rom. 12:2, 1 John 2:15-17.
Jas 4:5 Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose? Does the Spirit which dwells in us intensely crave unto envy?
Jas 4:6 But He gives greater favour. Because of this He says, “Elohim resists the proud, but gives favour to the humble.”
Jas 4:7 So then subject yourselves to Elohim. Resist the devil1 and he shall flee from you. Footnote: 1Or adversary.
Jas 4:8 Draw near to Elohim and He shall draw near to you. Cleanse hands, sinners. And cleanse the hearts, you double-minded!
Jas 4:9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to dejection.
Jas 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Master, and He shall lift you up.
Jas 4:11 Brothers, do not speak against one another. He that speaks against a brother and judges his brother, speaks against Torah and judges Torah. And if you judge Torah, you are not a doer of Torah but a judge.
Jas 4:12 There is one Lawgiver and Judge, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?
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׃