Acharei Mot | אחרי מות | “After the Death”

Of Naḏaḇ and Aḇihu

Deu 6:4           שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Acharei Mot, Aharei Mos, or Ahare Moth or Acharei (אַחֲרֵי מוֹת‎ or אַחֲרֵי‎ — Hebrew for “after the death” or “after,” the fifth and sixth words or the fifth word, and the first distinctive word or words, in the parashah) is the 29th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the sixth in the Book of Leviticus. The parashah sets forth the law of the Yom Kippur ritual, centralized offerings, blood, and sexual practices. It constitutes Leviticus 16:1–18:30. The parashah is made up of 4,294 Hebrew letters, 1,170 Hebrew words, and 80 verses, and can occupy about 154 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה‎, Sefer Torah).

Jews generally read it in April or early May. The lunisolar Hebrew calendar contains up to 55 weeks, the exact number varying between 50 in common years and 54 or 55 in leap years. In leap years (for example, 2019, 2022, 2024, and 2027), parashah Acharei Mot is read separately on the 29th Sabbath after Simchat Torah. In common years (for example, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2023, 2025, 2026, and 2028), parashah Acharei Mot is combined with the next parashah, Kedoshim, to help achieve the needed number of weekly readings.

Traditional Jews also read parts of the parashah as Torah readings for Yom Kippur. Leviticus 16, which addresses the Yom Kippur ritual, is the traditional Torah reading for the Yom Kippur morning (Shacharit) service, and Leviticus 18 is the traditional Torah reading for the Yom Kippur afternoon (Minchah) service. (Some Conservative congregations substitute readings from Leviticus 19 for the traditional Leviticus 18 in the Yom Kippur afternoon Minchah service. And in the standard Reform High Holidays prayerbook (machzor), Deuteronomy 29:9–14 and 30:11–20 are the Torah readings for the morning Yom Kippur service, in lieu of the traditional Leviticus 16.)

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement (At One Ment))

הכפרים  יום





From H3722; expiation (only in plural): – atonement.





A primitive root; to cover (specifically with bitumen); figuratively to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel: – appease, make (an) atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, to pitch, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile (-liation).

Lev 23:26  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Lev 23:27  “On the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a set-apart gathering for you. And you shall afflict your beings, and shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה.

Lev 23:28  “And you do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before יהוה your Elohim.

Lev 23:29  “For any being who is not afflicted on that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.

Lev 23:30  “And any being who does any work on that same day, that being I shall destroy from the midst of his people.

Lev 23:31  “You do no work – a law forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Lev 23:32  ‘It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you observe your Sabbath.”

Torah: Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30

1st reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 16:1-16:17

Lev 16:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh after the death of the two sons of Aharon, as they drew near before יהוה, and died.

Lev 16:2  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Speak to Aharon your brother not to come in at all times to the Set-apart Place inside the veil, before the lid of atonement which is on the ark, lest he die, because I appear in the cloud above the lid of atonement.

‘Mercy-seat’- The Hebrew word is כַּפֹּ֫רֶת  ‘Kapporeth’, coming from the word for the day of Yom Kippur, meaning to cover. The kapporeth was the actual cover of the ark (Ex 25:17) and where the priest sprinkled the blood to atone for the people on this day. The same word is used in Rom 3:25 for “a sacrifice for atonement” referring to Yahshua’s sacrifice for sin. Undoubtedly, this was the connection the Apostle Paul was trying to make.

Lev 16:3  “With this Aharon should come into the Set-apart Place: with the blood of a young bull as a sin offering, and of a ram as a burnt offering.

Lev 16:4  “He should put on the set-apart linen long shirt, with linen trousers on his flesh, and gird himself with a linen girdle, and be dressed with the linen turban – they are set-apart garments. And he shall bathe את his body in water, and shall put them on.

Lev 16:5  “And from the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl he takes two male goats as a sin offering, and one ram as a burnt offering.

Lev 16:6  “And Aharon shall bringאת  the bull as a sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house.

Lev 16:7  “And he shall takeאת  the two goats and let them stand before יהוה at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

Lev 16:8  “And Aharon shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for יהוה and the other lot for Azazel.

Original: עזאזל
Transliteration: ‛ăzâ’zêl
Phonetic: az-aw-zale’

BDB Definition:
entire removal, scapegoat
refers to the goat used for sacrifice for the sins of the people

Lev 16:9  “And Aharon shall bringאת  the goat on which the lot for יהוה fell, and shall prepare it as a sin offering.

Lev 16:10  “But the goat on which the lot for Azazel fell is caused to stand alive before יהוה, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness to Azazel.

Lev 16:11  “And Aharon shall bringאת  the bull of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself and for his house, and shall slaughterאת  the bull as the sin offering which is for himself,

Lev 16:12  and shall take a fire holder filled with burning coals of fire from the altar before יהוה, with his hands filled with sweet incense beaten fine, and shall bring it inside the veil.

Lev 16:13  “And he shall putאת  the incense on the fire before יהוה, and the cloud of incense shall coverאת  the lid of atonement which is on the Witness, lest he die.

Lev 16:14  “And he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the lid of atonement on the east side, also in front of the lid of atonement he sprinkles some of the blood with his finger seven times.

Lev 16:15  “And he shall slaughter את the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, and shall bringאת  its blood inside the veil, and shall do withאת  that blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the lid of atonement and in front of the lid of atonement.

Lev 16:16  “And he shall make atonement for the Set-apart Place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and because of their transgressions in all their sins. And so he does for the Tent of Meeting which is dwelling with them in the midst of their uncleanness.

Lev 16:17  “And no man should be in the Tent of Meeting when he goes in to make atonement in the Set-apart Place, until he comes out. And he shall make atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the assembly of Yisra’ĕl.

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 16:18 – 16:24

Lev 16:18  “And he shall go out to the altar that is before יהוה, and make atonement for it. And he shall take some of the blood of the bull and some of the blood of the goat, and put it on the horns of the altar all around.

Lev 16:19  “And he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and set it apart from the uncleanness of the children of Yisra’ĕl.

Lev 16:20  “And when he has finished atoning את for the Set-apart Place, and the Tent of Meeting, and the altar, he shall bring את the live goat.

Lev 16:21  “Then Aharon shall lay both his hands on the head of את the live goat, and shall confess over את all the crookednesses of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and all their transgressions in all their sins, and shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a fit man.

Lev 16:22  “And את the goat shall bear on itself all their crookednesses, to a land cut off. Thus he shall send את the goat away into the wilderness.

Lev 16:23  “Aharon shall then come into the Tent of Meeting, and shall take off את the linen garments which he put on when he went into the Set-apart Place, and shall leave them there.

Lev 16:24  “And he shall bathe את his body in water in the set-apart place, and shall put on את his garments, and shall come out and prepare את his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people, and make atonement for himself and for the people,

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 16:25 – 16:34

Lev 16:25  and burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar.

Lev 16:26  “And he who sent away את the goat to Azazel washes his garments, and shall bathe את his body in water, and afterward he comes into the camp.

Lev 16:27  “And the bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, את whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Set-apart Place, is brought outside the camp. And they shall burn their skins, and their flesh, and their dung with fire.

Lev 16:28  “And he who burns them washes his garments, and shall bathe את his body in water, and afterward he comes into the camp.

Lev 16:29  “And this shall be for you a law forever: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you afflict את your beings, and do no work, the native or the stranger who sojourns among you.

Lev 16:30  “For on that day he makes atonement for you, to cleanse you, to be clean from all your sins before יהוה.

Lev 16:31  “It is a Sabbath of rest for you, and you shall afflict את your beings – a law forever.

Lev 16:32  “And the priest, who is anointed and ordained to serve as priest in his father’s place, את, shall make atonement, and shall put on the linen garments, the set-apart garments,

Lev 16:33  and he shall make atonement for את the Sanctuary, and make atonement for the Tent of Meeting and for the altar, and make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.

Lev 16:34  “And this shall be for you a law forever, to make atonement for the children of Yisra’ĕl, for all their sins, once a year.” And he did as יהוה commanded את Mosheh.

4th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 17:1 – 17:7

Lev 17:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Lev 17:2  “Speak to Aharon, to his sons, and to all the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘This is the word which יהוה has commanded, saying,

Lev 17:3  “Any man from the house of Yisra’ĕl who slaughters a bull or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or who slaughters it outside the camp,

Lev 17:4  and does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to bring an offering to יהוה before the Dwelling Place of יהוה, blood-guilt is reckoned to that man. He has shed blood, and that man shall be cut off from among his people,

Lev 17:5  in order that the children of Yisra’ĕl bring their slaughterings which they slaughter in the open field. And they shall bring them to יהוה at the door of the Tent of meeting, to the priest, and slaughter them as peace offerings to יהוה.

Lev 17:6  “And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of יהוה at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall burn the fat for a sweet fragrance to יהוה.

Lev 17:7  “And let them no longer slaughter their slaughterings to demons, after whom they whored. This is a law forever for them throughout their generations.” ’

The Canaanites had a practice of sacrificing to goat deities, and Satan has long been known as a goat. There was even a half man/half goat deity called Pan. This is why Yahweh prohibits the cutting of the corner of the beard to have a devil goat like appearance. Cross reference Lev 21:5, 2 Chron 11:15, Lev 19:27 Jer 9:25-26

5th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 17:8 – 18:5

Lev 17:8  “And say to them, ‘Any man of the house of Yisra’ĕl, or of the strangers who sojourn among you, who offers a burnt offering or slaughtering,

Lev 17:9  and does not bring it to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to do it to יהוה, that man shall be cut off from among his people.

Lev 17:10  ‘And any man of the house of Yisra’ĕl, or of the strangers who sojourn among you, who eats any blood, I shall set My face against that being who eats blood, and shall cut him off from among his people.

Lev 17:11  ‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your lives, for it is the blood that makes atonement for the life.’

Lev 17:12  “Therefore I said to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘No being among you eats blood, nor does any stranger who sojourns among you eat blood.’

Lev 17:13  “And any man from the children of Yisra’ĕl, or from the strangers who sojourn among you, who hunts and catches any beast or bird, which is eaten, shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust,

Lev 17:14  for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood is for its life. And I said to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘Do not eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood. Anyone eating it is cut off.’

Lev 17:15  “And any being who eats a carcass or what was torn by a beast, be he a native or a stranger, he shall wash his garments and bathe in water, and shall be unclean until evening. Then he shall be clean.

Lev 17:16  “And if he does not wash or bathe his body, then he shall bear his crookedness.”

Lev 18:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Lev 18:2  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘I am יהוה your Elohim.

Lev 18:3  ‘Do not do as they do in the land of Mitsrayim, where you dwelt. And do not do as they do in the land of Kenaʽan, where I am bringing you, and do not walk in their laws.

Lev 18:4  ‘Do My right-rulings and guard My laws, to walk in them. I am יהוה your Elohim.

Lev 18:5  ‘And you shall guard My laws and My right-rulings, which a man does and lives by them. I am יהוה.

6th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 18:6 – 18:21

Lev 18:6  ‘No one is to approach anyone of his own flesh to uncover his nakedness. I am יהוה.

Lev 18:7  ‘The nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother you do not uncover. She is your mother, you do not uncover her nakedness.

Lev 18:8  ‘The nakedness of your father’s wife you do not uncover, it is your father’s nakedness.

Lev 18:9  ‘The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere, their nakedness you do not uncover.

Lev 18:10  ‘The nakedness of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you do not uncover, for theirs is your own nakedness.

Lev 18:11  ‘The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, brought forth by your father, she is your sister, you do not uncover her nakedness.

Lev 18:12  ‘The nakedness of your father’s sister you do not uncover, she is your father’s flesh.

Lev 18:13  ‘The nakedness of your mother’s sister you do not uncover, for she is your mother’s flesh.

Lev 18:14  ‘The nakedness of your father’s brother you do not uncover, you do not approach his wife, she is your aunt.

Lev 18:15  ‘The nakedness of your daughter-in-law you do not uncover, she is your son’s wife, you do not uncover her nakedness.

Lev 18:16  ‘The nakedness of your brother’s wife you do not uncover, it is your brother’s nakedness.

Lev 18:17  ‘The nakedness of a woman and her daughter you do not uncover, nor do you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness. They are her relatives – it is wickedness.

Lev 18:18  ‘And do not take a woman as a rival to her sister, to uncover her nakedness while the other is alive.

Lev 18:19  ‘And do not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness in her monthly separation of uncleanness.

Lev 18:20  ‘And do not have intercourse with the wife of your neighbour, to defile yourself with her.

Lev 18:21  ‘And do not give any of your offspring to pass through to Moleḵ. And do not profane the Name of your Elohim. I am יהוה.

7th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 18:22 – 18:30

Lev 18:22  ‘And do not lie with a male as with a woman, it is an abomination.

Lev 18:23  ‘And do not have intercourse with any beast, to defile yourself with it. And a woman does not stand before a beast to mate with it, it is a perversion.

Lev 18:24  ‘Do not defile yourselves with all these, for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am driving out before you.

Lev 18:25  ‘Thus the land became defiled, therefore I punished it for its crookedness, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.

Lev 18:26  ‘But you, you shall guard My laws and My right-rulings, and not do any of these abominations, the native nor stranger who sojourns among you,

Lev 18:27  because the men of the land who were before you have done all these abominations, and thus the land became defiled,

Lev 18:28  ‘So let not the land vomit you out for defiling it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.

Lev 18:29  ‘For whoever does any of these abominations, those beings who do them shall be cut off from among their people.

Lev 18:30  ‘And you shall guard My Charge, so as not to do any of these abominable practices which were done before you, so as not to defile yourselves by them. I am יהוה your Elohim.’ ”

Prophets: Malachi 3:1 – 4:6

Mal 3:1  “See, I am sending My messenger1, and he shall prepare the way before Me. Then suddenly the Master you are seeking comes to His Hĕḵal, even the Messenger2 of the covenant, in whom you delight. See, He is coming,” said יהוה of hosts. Footnotes: 1Generally interpreted as Yoḥanan the Immerser. 2The Messiah, obviously.

In ancient times a messenger would go before a kingly delegation and fix the road of any potholes, etc, to make the path smooth for the king. John the Baptist fulfilled this scripture Math 11:10 by going before Yahshua preaching repentance to make the path to salvation smoother and there will also be a fore-runner before Yahshua’s second coming (Rev 11:3-4). The Messenger of YHWH was Yahshua, who will rebuild the sanctuary of YHWH at His return, Zech 6:12-13.

Mal 3:2  “And who is able to bear the day of His coming, and who is able to stand when He appears? For He is like the fire of a refiner, and like the soap of a launderer.

Mal 3:3  “And He shall sit as a refiner and a cleanser of silver. And He shall cleanse the sons of Lĕwi, and refine them as gold and silver, and they shall belong to יהוה, bringing near an offering in righteousness.

Mal 3:4  “Then shall the offering of Yehuḏah and Yerushalayim be pleasant to יהוה, as in the days of old, as in former years.

Mal 3:5  “And I shall draw near to you for right-ruling. And I shall be a swift witness against the practisers of witchcraft, and against adulterers, and against them that swear to falsehood, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages and widows and the fatherless, and those who turn away a sojourner and do not fear Me,” said יהוה of hosts.

Mal 3:6  “For I am יהוה, I shall not change1, and you, O sons of Yaʽaqoḇ, shall not come to an end. Footnote: 1Jas. 1:17.

Jas 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of turning.

The redemption of Israel in the end times is not due to Israel’s goodness, but because of Yahweh’s faithfulness in His promise to Abraham, (Gen 17:1-8, Eze 36:22-24).

Eze 36:22  “Therefore say to the house of Yisra’ĕl, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Yisra’ĕl, but for My set-apart Name’s sake, which you have profaned among the gentiles wherever you went.

Eze 36:23  “And I shall set apart My great Name, which has been profaned among the gentiles, which you have profaned in their midst. And the gentiles shall know that I am יהוה,” declares the Master יהוה, “when I am set-apart in you before their eyes.

Eze 36:24  “And I shall take you from among the gentiles, and I shall gather you out of all lands, and I shall bring you into your own land.

Mal 3:7  “From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My laws and did not guard them. Turn back to Me, and I shall turn back to you,” said יהוה of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what shall we turn back?’

Mal 3:8  “Would a man rob Elohim? Yet you are robbing Me! But you said, ‘In what have we robbed You?’ In the tithe and the offering!

Mal 3:9  “You have cursed Me with a curse, for you are robbing Me, this nation, all of it!

Mal 3:10  “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, and let there be food in My house. And please prove Me in this,” said יהוה of hosts, “whether I do not open for you the windows of the heavens, and shall pour out for you boundless blessing!

Mal 3:11  “And I shall rebuke the devourer for you, so that it does not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor does the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” said יהוה of hosts.

Mal 3:12  “And all nations shall call you blessed, for you shall be a land of delight,” said יהוה of hosts.

Mal 3:13  “Your words have been harsh against Me,” said יהוה, “but you have said, ‘What have we spoken against You?’

Mal 3:14  “You have said, ‘It is worthless to serve Elohim. And what did we gain when we guarded His Charge, and when we walked as mourners before יהוה of hosts?

Mal 3:15  ‘And now we are calling the proud blessed – not only are the doers of wrongness built up, but they also try Elohim and escape.’ ”

Mal 3:16  Then shall those who fear יהוה speak to one another, and יהוה listen and hear, and a book of remembrance be written before Him, of those who fear יהוה, and those who think upon His Name.

One of the first things being recognized with the end time remnant is that the Heavenly Father has a name. It isn’t LORD! We must acknowledge the true name of יהוה given to Mosheh at the burning bush. It must be taught according to the Scriptures.

Mal 3:17  “And they shall be Mine,” said יהוה of hosts, “on the day that I prepare a treasured possession. And I shall spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.

Mal 3:18  “Then you shall again see the difference between the righteous and the wrong, between one who serves Elohim and one who does not serve Him.

Mal 4:1  “For look, the day shall come, burning like a furnace, and all the proud, and every wrongdoer shall be stubble. And the day that shall come shall burn them up,” said יהוה of hosts, “which leaves to them neither root nor branch.

Mal 4:2  “But to you who fear My Name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. And you shall go out and leap for joy like calves from the stall.

Mal 4:3  “And you shall trample the wrongdoers, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” said יהוה of hosts.

Mal 4:4  “Remember the Torah of Mosheh, My servant, which I commanded him in Ḥorĕḇ for all Yisra’ĕl – laws and right-rulings.

Here in the end time Yahweh is telling His covenant people to remember the Torah that Moses gave on Mount Sinai. A clear reference that the Torah was never done away with as many Christians falsely assume today, Math 5:17-20, Ps 111:.7-10.

Mat 5:17  “Do not think that I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets.1 I did not come to destroy but to complete. Footnote: 1The Law and the Prophets is a term used for the pre-Messianic Scriptures.

Mat 5:18  “For truly, I say to you, till the heaven and the earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass from the Torah till all be done.1 Footnote: 1Lk. 16:17.

Mat 5:19  “Whoever, then, breaks one of the least of these commands, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the reign of the heavens; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.

Psa 111:1  Praise Yah! I thank יהוה with all my heart, In the company of the straight, and of the congregation.

Psa 111:2  Great are the works of יהוה, Searched for by all who delight in them.

Psa 111:3  Splendour and greatness are His work, And His righteousness stands forever.

Psa 111:4  He has made His wonders to be remembered; יהוה shows favour and is compassionate.

Psa 111:5  He has given food to those who fear Him; He remembers His covenant forever.

Psa 111:6  He has shown His people the power of His works, To give to them the inheritance of the gentiles.

Psa 111:7  The works of His hands are truth and right-ruling, All His orders are trustworthy,

Psa 111:8  They are upheld forever and ever, Performed in truth and straightness.

Psa 111:9  He sent redemption to His people, He has commanded His covenant forever. Set-apart and awesome is His Name.

Psa 111:10  The fear of יהוה is the beginning of wisdom, All those doing them have a good understanding. His praise is standing forever.

Mal 4:5  “See, I am sending you Ěliyah1 the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of יהוה. Footnote: 1Lk. 1:17.

Luk 1:17  “And he shall go before Him in the spirit and power of Ěliyahu, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the insight of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for יהוה.”

Mal 4:6  “And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with utter destruction1.” Footnote: 1Zech. 14:11.

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


Rev 11:3  “And I shall give unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clad in sackcloth.”

Rev 11:4  These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that are standing before the Elohim of the earth.

Isa 43:10  “You are My witnesses,” declares יהוה, “And My servant whom I have chosen, so that you know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no Ěl formed, nor after Me there is none.

Isa 43:11  “I, I am יהוה, and besides Me there is no saviour.

Isa 43:12  “I, I have declared and saved, and made known, and there was no foreign mighty one among you. And you are My witnesses,” declares יהוה, “that I am Ěl.

Isa 43:13  “Even from the day I am He, and no one delivers out of My hand. I work, and who turns it back?”

Isa 43:14  Thus said יהוה, your Redeemer, the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl, “For your sake I shall send to Baḇel, and bring them all down as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, who rejoice in their ships.

Eze 37:15  And the word of יהוה came to me, saying,

Eze 37:16  “And you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it, ‘For Yehuḏah and for the children of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosĕph, the stick of Ephrayim, and for all the house of Yisra’ĕl, his companions.’

Eze 37:17  “Then bring them together for yourself into one stick, and they shall become one in your hand.

Eze 37:18  “And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, ‘Won’t you show us what you mean by these?’

Eze 37:19  say to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am taking the stick of Yosĕph, which is in the hand of Ephrayim, and the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, his companions. And I shall give them unto him, with the stick of Yehuḏah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand.” ’

Eze 37:20  “And the sticks on which you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.

Eze 37:21  “And speak to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, I am taking the children of Yisra’ĕl from among the gentiles, wherever they have gone, and shall gather them from all around, and I shall bring them into their land.

Eze 37:22  “And I shall make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Yisra’ĕl. And one sovereign shall be sovereign over them all, and let them no longer be two nations, and let them no longer be divided into two reigns.

Eze 37:23  “And they shall no longer defile themselves with their idols, nor with their disgusting matters, nor with any of their transgressions. And I shall save them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and I shall cleanse them. And they shall be My people, and I be their Elohim,

Rev 11:3  “And I shall give unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clad in sackcloth.”

Rev 11:4  These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that are standing before the Elohim of the earth.

Rev 11:5  And if anyone wishes to harm them, fire comes out from their mouth and consumes their enemies. And if anyone wishes to harm them, he has to be killed in that way.

Rev 11:6  These possess authority to shut the heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy. And they possess authority over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they wish.

Rev 11:7  And when they have ended their witness, the beast coming up out of the pit of the deep shall fight against them, and overcome them, and kill them,

Rev 11:8  and their dead bodies lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Seḏom and Mitsrayim, where also our Master was impaled,

Rev 11:9  and some of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations see their dead bodies for three and a half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be placed into tombs,

Rev 11:10  and those dwelling on the earth rejoice over them and exult. And they shall send gifts to each other, because these two prophets tortured those dwelling on the earth.

Rev 11:11  And after the three and a half days a spirit of life from Elohim entered into them, and they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.

Rev 11:12  And they heard a loud voice from the heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up into the heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.

Rev 11:13  And in that hour there came to be a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. And in the earthquake seven thousand men were killed, and the rest became afraid and gave esteem to the Elohim of the heaven.

Elijah was from Tishbe which is in Gilead. Gilead is a region of Gad and Mannessah located east of the Jordan River. Moses was from the tribe of Levi. Here we have an example of the northern and southern kingdoms also known as Ephrayim and Judah, the two sticks.

Ezekiel 22:1-22

Eze 22:1  And the word of יהוה came to me, saying,

Eze 22:2  “And now, son of man, judge, judge the city of blood! And you shall show her all her abominations!

Eze 22:3  “And you shall say, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “The city sheds blood in her midst, that her time might come. And she has made idols within herself to become defiled.

Eze 22:4  “You have become guilty by the blood which you have shed, and have defiled yourself with the idols which you have made. Thus you have brought your days near, and have come to the end of your years. Therefore I shall make you a reproach to the gentiles, and a mockery to all lands.

Eze 22:5  “Those near and those far from you mock you – defiled is your name and great the confusion!

Eze 22:6  “See the leaders of Yisra’ĕl: each one has used his arm to shed blood in you.

Eze 22:7  “They have despised father and mother within you. They have oppressed the stranger in your midst. They have wronged the fatherless and the widow within you.

Eze 22:8  “You have despised that which is set-apart to Me, and you have profaned My Sabbaths.

One of the gravest sins that Israel committed was to defile the Sabbath day Ezek 20:13, 21, 24.

Eze 20:11  “And I gave them My laws and showed them My right-rulings, ‘which, if a man does, he shall live by them.’

Eze 20:12  “And I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign1 between them and Me, to know that I am יהוה who sets them apart. Footnote: 1See Ex. 31:13-17.

Eze 20:13  “But the house of Yisra’ĕl rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not walk in My laws, and they rejected My right-rulings, which, if a man does, he shall live by them. And they greatly profaned My Sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to consume them.

Eze 20:14  “But I acted for My Name’s sake, not to profane it before the gentiles, before whose eyes I had brought them out.

Eze 22:9  “Slanderous men have been in you to shed blood. And in you are those who eat on the mountains. They have done wickedness in your midst.

Eze 22:10  “In you they have uncovered the nakedness of a father. In you they have humbled women who are defiled during their uncleanness.

Eze 22:11  “And the one has done abomination with his neighbour’s wife. And another has wickedly defiled his daughter-in-law. And another within you has humbled his sister, his father’s daughter.

Eze 22:12  “In you they have taken a bribe to shed blood. You have taken interest and increase. You have cut off your neighbour by extortion. And you have forgotten Me,” declares the Master יהוה.

Eze 22:13  “And see, I shall smite My hand because of your greedy gain which you have made, and at the bloodshed which has been in your midst.

Eze 22:14  “Would your heart stand, your hands remain strong, in the days when I deal with you? I, יהוה, have spoken, and shall do it.

Eze 22:15  “And I shall scatter you among the gentiles, and shall disperse you throughout the lands, and shall consume your filthiness out of you.

Eze 22:16  “And you shall profane yourself before the eyes of the gentiles. And you shall know that I am יהוה.” ’ ”

Eze 22:17  And the word of יהוה came to me, saying,

Eze 22:18  “Son of man, the house of Yisra’ĕl has become dross to Me. All of them are bronze, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of a furnace – they have become the dross of silver.

Eze 22:19  “Therefore thus said the Master יהוה, ‘Because all of you have become dross, therefore see, I am gathering you into the midst of Yerushalayim.

Eze 22:20  ‘As they gather silver, and bronze, and iron, and lead, and tin into the midst of a furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it, so I gather you in My displeasure and in My wrath. And I shall blow and melt you.

Eze 22:21  ‘And I shall gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst.

Eze 22:22  ‘As silver is melted in the midst of a furnace, so are you melted in its midst. And you shall know that I, יהוה, have poured out My wrath on you.’ ”

Brit Hadasha: John 7:1-53

Joh 7:1  And after this יהושע was walking in Galil, for He did not wish to walk in Yehuḏah, because the Yehuḏim were seeking to kill Him.

Joh 7:2  And the festival of the Yehuḏim was near, the Festival of Booths.

Joh 7:3  So His brothers said to Him, ‘Get away from here and go into Yehuḏah, so that Your taught ones also see the works that You are doing.

Joh 7:4  “For no one acts in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these works, show Yourself to the world.”

Joh 7:5  For even His brothers did not believe in Him.

Joh 7:6  יהושע therefore said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.

Joh 7:7  “It is impossible for the world to hate you, but it hates Me because I bear witness of it, that its works are wicked.

Joh 7:8  “You go up to this festival. I am not yet going up to this festival, for My time has not yet been filled.”

Joh 7:9  And having said this to them, He stayed in Galil.

Joh 7:10  But when His brothers had gone up to the festival, then He also went up, not openly, but as it were in secret.

Joh 7:11  The Yehuḏim, therefore, were seeking Him at the festival, and said, “Where is He?”

Joh 7:12  And there was much grumbling about Him among the crowd. Some were saying, “He is good,” but others were saying, “No, but He is leading the crowd astray.”

Joh 7:13  However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Yehuḏim.

Joh 7:14  And about the middle of the festival יהושע went up into the Set-apart Place, and He was teaching.

Joh 7:15  And the Yehuḏim were marvelling, saying, “How does this Man know letters, not having learned?”

Joh 7:16  יהושע answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.1 Footnote: 1Deut. 18:15-20.

Joh 7:17  “If anyone desires to do His desire, he shall know concerning the teaching, whether it is from Elohim, or whether I speak from Myself.

Joh 7:18  “He who speaks from himself is seeking his own esteem, but He who seeks the esteem of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.

Joh 7:19  “Did not Mosheh give you the Torah? Yet not one of you does the Torah!1 Why do you seek to kill Me?” Footnote: 1See Mt. 5:20.

Joh 7:20  The crowd answered and said, “You have a demon, who seeks to kill You?”

Joh 7:21  יהושע answered and said to them, “I did one work, and you all marvel.

Joh 7:22  “Because of this Mosheh has given you the circumcision – though it is not from Mosheh, but from the fathers – and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath.

Joh 7:23  “If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the Torah of Mosheh should not be broken, are you wroth with Me because I made a man entirely well on the Sabbath?

Joh 7:24  “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

Joh 7:25  Therefore some of them from Yerushalayim said, “Is this not He whom they are seeking to kill?

Joh 7:26  “And see! He speaks boldly, and they say none at all to Him. Could it be that the rulers truly know that this is truly the Messiah?

Joh 7:27  “But we know where this One is from. And when the Messiah comes, no one knows where He is from.”

Joh 7:28  יהושע therefore cried out in the Set-apart Place, teaching and saying, “You both know Me, and you know where I am from. And I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.

Joh 7:29  “But I know Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me.”

Joh 7:30  So they were seeking to seize Him, but no one laid a hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.

Joh 7:31  And many of the crowd believed in Him, and said, “When the Messiah comes, shall He do more signs than these which this One did?”

Joh 7:32  The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these matters concerning Him, and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to seize Him.

Joh 7:33  Therefore יהושע said to them, “Yet a little while I am with you, then I go to Him who sent Me.

Joh 7:34  “You shall seek Me and you shall not find Me, and where I am you are unable to come.”

Joh 7:35  The Yehuḏim, therefore, said to themselves, “Where is He about to go that we shall not find Him? Is He about to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and to teach the Greeks?

Joh 7:36  “What is this word which He said, ‘You shall seek Me and you shall not find Me, and where I am you are unable to come’?”

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 7:40  Many from the crowd, when they heard the word, then said, “This truly is the Prophet.”

Joh 7:41  Others said, “This is the Messiah,” but others said, “Does the Messiah then come out of Galil?

Joh 7:42  “Did not the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from the seed of Dawiḏ and from the village of Bĕyth Leḥem, where Dawiḏ was?”

Joh 7:43  So a division came about among the people because of Him.

Joh 7:44  And some of them wished to take Him, but no one laid hands on Him.

Joh 7:45  The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees. And they said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?”

Joh 7:46  The officers answered, “Never has any man spoken like this Man!”

Joh 7:47  The Pharisees, therefore, answered them, “Have you also been led astray?

Joh 7:48  “Has anyone of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in Him?

Joh 7:49  “But this crowd that does not know the Torah is accursed.”

Joh 7:50  Naḵdimon – he who came to יהושע by night, being one of them – said to them,

Joh 7:51  “Does our Torah judge the man unless it hears first from him and knows what he is doing?”

Joh 7:52  They answered and said to him, “Are you also from Galil? Search and see that no prophet has arisen out of Galil.”

Joh 7:53  And each one went to his own house.

Romans 3:19-31

Rom 3:19  And we know that whatever the Torah says, it says to those who are in the Torah, so that every mouth might be stopped, and all the world come under judgment before Elohim.

Rom 3:20  Therefore by works of Torah no flesh shall be declared right before Him, for by the Torah is the knowledge of sin.1 Footnote: 1Ex. 20:20, Rom. 4:15, Rom. 7:7.

Rom 3:21  But now, apart from the Torah, a righteousness of Elohim has been revealed, being witnessed by the Torah and the Prophets,

Rom 3:22  and the righteousness of Elohim is through belief in יהושע Messiah to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference,

Rom 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the esteem of Elohim,

Rom 3:24  being declared right, without paying, by His favour through the redemption which is in Messiah יהושע,

Rom 3:25  whom Elohim set forth as an atonement, through belief in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His tolerance Elohim had passed over the sins that had taken place before,

Rom 3:26  to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He is righteous and declares righteous the one who has belief in יהושע.

Rom 3:27  Where, then, is the boasting? It is shut out. By what Torah? Of works? No, but by the Torah of belief.

Rom 3:28  For we reckon that a man is declared right by belief without works of Torah.

Rom 3:29  Or is He the Elohim of the Yehuḏim only, and not also of the gentiles? Yea, of the gentiles also,

Rom 3:30  since it is one Elohim who shall declare right the circumcised by belief and the uncircumcised through belief.

Rom 3:31  Do we then nullify the Torah through the belief? Let it not be! On the contrary, we establish the Torah.1 Footnote: 1See 7:12.

 Romans 9:30 – 11:36

Rom 9:30  What shall we say then? That gentiles not following after righteousness, have obtained righteousness, even the righteousness of belief,

Rom 9:31  but Yisra’ĕl following after the Torah of righteousness, has not arrived at the Torah of righteousness.

Rom 9:32  Why? Because it was not of belief, but as by works of Torah. For they stumbled at the Stone of stumbling.

Rom 9:33  As it has been written, “See, I lay in Tsiyon a Stone of stumbling and a Rock that makes for falling, and everyone who is believing on Him shall not be put to shame.”

Rom 10:1  Truly brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to Elohim for Yisra’ĕl is for deliverance.

Rom 10:2  For I bear them witness that they have an ardour for Elohim, but not according to knowledge.

Rom 10:3  For not knowing the righteousness of Elohim, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not subject themselves to1 the righteousness of Elohim. Footnote: 1Or did not obey.

Rom 10:4  For Messiah is the goal1 of the ‘Torah unto righteousness’to everyone who believes. Footnote: 1Or end purpose; not termination.

Rom 10:5  For Mosheh writes about the righteousness which is of the Torah, “The man who does these shall live by them.”

Rom 10:6  But the righteousness of belief speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who shall ascend into the heavens?’ ” – that is, to bring Messiah down; or,

Rom 10:7  “ ‘Who shall descend into the abyss?’ ” – that is, to bring Messiah up from the dead.

Rom 10:8  But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” – that is, the word of belief which we are proclaiming:

Rom 10:9  That if you confess with your mouth the Master יהושע and believe in your heart that Elohim has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.

Rom 10:10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, and so is saved.

Rom 10:11  Because the Scripture says, “Whoever puts his trust in Him shall not be put to shame.”

Rom 10:12  Because there is no distinction between Yehuḏite and Greek, for the same Master of all is rich to all those calling upon Him.

Rom 10:13  For “everyone who calls on the Name of יהוה shall be saved.”

Rom 10:14  How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without one proclaiming?

Rom 10:15  And how shall they proclaim if they are not sent? As it has been written, “How pleasant are the feet of those who bring the Good News of peace, who bring the Good News of the good!”

Rom 10:16  However, not all obeyed the Good News. For Yeshayahu says, “יהוה, who has believed our report?”

Rom 10:17  So then belief comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Elohim.

Rom 10:18  But I ask, Did they not hear? Yea indeed, “Their voice went out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.”

Rom 10:19  But I ask, Did Yisra’ĕl not know? First Mosheh says, “I shall provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I shall enrage you by an unwise nation.”

Rom 10:20  And Yeshayahu boldly says, “I was found by those not seeking Me, I was made manifest to those not asking for Me.”

Rom 10:21  And to Yisra’ĕl He says, “All day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and back-talking people.”

Rom 11:1  I say then, has Elohim rejected His people? Let it not be! For I also am a Yisra’ĕlite, of the seed of Aḇraham, of the tribe of Binyamin.

Rom 11:2  Elohim has not rejected His people whom He knew beforehand.1 Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Ěliyahu, how he pleads with Elohim against Yisra’ĕl, saying, Footnote: 1Ps. 94:14.

Rom 11:3  “יהוה, they have killed Your prophets and overthrown Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”?

Rom 11:4  But what does the answer of Elohim say to him? “I have left for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baʽal.”

Rom 11:5  So therefore also, at this present time a remnant according to the choice of favour has come to be.

Rom 11:6  And if by favour, it is no longer of works, otherwise favour is no longer favour. And if it is of works, it is no longer favour, otherwise work is no longer work.

Rom 11:7  What then? Yisra’ĕl has not obtained what it seeks, but the chosen did obtain it, and the rest were hardened.

Rom 11:8  As it has been written, “יהוה has given them a spirit of deep sleep, eyes not to see and ears not to hear, unto this day.”

Rom 11:9  Dawiḏ also says, “Let their table become for a snare, and for a trap, and for a stumbling-block and a recompense to them,

Rom 11:10  let their eyes be darkened, not to see, and bow down their back always.”

Rom 11:11  I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Let it not be! But by their fall deliverance has come to the gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.

Rom 11:12  And if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the gentiles, how much more their completeness!

Rom 11:13  For I speak to you, the gentiles, inasmuch as I am an emissary to the gentiles, I esteem my service,

Rom 11:14  if somehow I might provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them.

Rom 11:15  For if their casting away is the restoration to favour of the world, what is their acceptance but life from the dead?

Rom 11:16  Now if the first-fruit is set-apart, the lump is also. And if the root is set-apart, so are the branches.

Rom 11:17  And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, have been grafted in among them, and came to share the root and fatness of the olive tree,

Rom 11:18  do not boast against the branches. And if you boast, remember: you do not bear the root, but the root bears you!

Rom 11:19  You shall say then, “The branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.”

Rom 11:20  Good! By unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by belief. Do not be arrogant, but fear.

Rom 11:21  For if Elohim did not spare the natural branches, He might not spare you either.

Rom 11:22  See then the kindness and sharpness of Elohim: on those who fell sharpness, but toward you kindness, if you continue in His kindness, otherwise you also shall be cut off.

Rom 11:23  And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, shall be grafted in, for Elohim is able to graft them in again.

Rom 11:24  For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more shall these who are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

Rom 11:25  For I do not wish you to be ignorant of this secret, brothers, lest you should be wise in your own estimation, that hardening in part has come over Yisra’ĕl, until the completeness of the gentiles1 has come in. Footnote: 1Gen. 48:19.

Rom 11:26  And so all Yisra’ĕl shall be saved, as it has been written, “The Deliverer shall come out of Tsiyon, and He shall turn away wickedness from Yaʽaqoḇ,

Rom 11:27  and this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”1 Footnote: 1Isa. 59:20-21.

Rom 11:28  Truly, as regards the Good News they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.

Rom 11:29  For the gifts and the calling of Elohim are not to be repented of.

Rom 11:30  For as you also at one time disobeyed Elohim, but now have obtained compassion through their disobedience,

Rom 11:31  so also these have now disobeyed, that through the compassion shown you they also might obtain compassion.

Rom 11:32  For Elohim has shut them all up to disobedience, in order to have compassion on all.

Rom 11:33  Oh, the depth of riches, and wisdom and knowledge of Elohim! How unsearchable His judgments and untraceable His ways!

Rom 11:34  “For who has known the mind of יהוה? Or who has become His counsellor?”

Rom 11:35  “Or who first gave to Him, and it shall be given back to him?”

Rom 11:36  Because of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all, to whom be esteem forever. Amĕn.

1 Corinthians 5:1-13

1Co 5:1  It is commonly reported that there is whoring among you, and such whoring as is not even named among the gentiles, so as one to have his father’s wife!

1Co 5:2  And you have been puffed up, and did not rather mourn, so that he who has done this deed, be removed from among you!

1Co 5:3  For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged the one who did this, as though I were present.

1Co 5:4  In the Name of our Master יהושע Messiah, when you are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Master יהושע Messiah,

1Co 5:5  deliver such a one to Satan for destruction of the flesh, in order that his spirit be saved in the day of the Master יהושע.

1Co 5:6  Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the entire lump?

1Co 5:7  Therefore cleanse out the old leaven, so that you are a new lump, as you are unleavened. For also Messiah our Passover was offered for us.

1Co 5:8  So then let us observe the festival, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of evil and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

1Co 5:9  I wrote to you in my letter not to keep company with those who whore.

1Co 5:10  And I certainly did not mean with those of this world who whore, or with the greedy of gain, or swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.

1Co 5:11  But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone called ‘a brother,’ if he is one who whores, or greedy of gain, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler – not even to eat with such a one.

1Co 5:12  For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are inside?

1Co 5:13  But Elohim judges those who are outside. And put away the wicked one from among you!

2 Corinthians 2:1-17

2Co 2:1  And I decided this within myself, not to come to you again in sadness.

2Co 2:2  For if I make you sad, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sad by me?

2Co 2:3  And I wrote to you as I did, so that having come, I might not have sadness over those from whom I should have joy, trusting in you all that my joy is that of you all.

2Co 2:4  For out of much pressure and distress of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be sad, but that you might know the love which I so richly have for you.

2Co 2:5  But if anyone has caused sadness, he has not made me sad, but in some degree you all – not to be too harsh.

2Co 2:6  For such a one this punishment, by the many, is sufficient,

2Co 2:7  so that, on the contrary, you should rather forgive and comfort, lest somehow such a one be swallowed up with too much sadness.

2Co 2:8  So I appeal to you to confirm your love to him.

2Co 2:9  Besides, I wrote for this purpose also, that I might know the proof of you, if you are obedient in all matters.

2Co 2:10  And whom you forgive any matter, I do also. For indeed, if I have forgiven any matter, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the sight of Messiah,

2Co 2:11  lest Satan should take advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his thoughts.

2Co 2:12  And when I came to Troas for the Good News of Messiah, and a door was opened to me by the Master,

2Co 2:13  I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother. But taking my leave of them, I went on to Makedonia.

2Co 2:14  But thanks be to Elohim who always leads us on, to overcome in Messiah, and manifests through us the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

2Co 2:15  Because we are to Elohim the fragrance of Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

2Co 2:16  To the one we are the smell of death to death, and to the other the fragrance of life to life. And who is competent for these?

2Co 2:17  For we are not, as so many, adulterating the Word of Elohim for gain – but as of sincerity, but as from Elohim, in the sight of Elohim, we speak in Messiah.

Galatians 3:10-14

Gal 3:10  For as many as are of works of Torah are under the curse, for it has been written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all that has been written in the book of the Torah, to do them.”

Gal 3:11  And that no one is declared right by Torah before Elohim is clear, for “The righteous shall live by belief.”

Gal 3:12  And the Torah is not of belief, but “The man who does them shall live by them.”

Lev 18:5  ‘And you shall guard My laws and My right-rulings, which a man does and lives by them. I am יהוה.

Gal 3:13  Messiah redeemed us from the curse of the Torah, having become a curse for us – for it has been written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs upon a tree.”1 – Footnote: 1Dt. 21:23.

Gal 3:14  in order that the blessing of Aḇraham might come upon the nations in Messiah יהושע, to receive the promise of the Spirit through belief.

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׃