Bechukotai | בחקותי | “In My Statutes”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Bechukotai, Bechukosai, or B’hukkothai (בְּחֻקֹּתַי – Hebrew for “by my decrees,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 33rd weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the 10th and last in the Book of Leviticus. It constitutes Leviticus 26:3–27:34. The parashah is made up of 3,992 Hebrew letters, 1,013 Hebrew words, and 78 verses, and can occupy about 131 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah).[1]

Torah: Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34

1st Aliyot

Lev 26:3  ‘If you walk in My laws and guard My commands, and shall do them,

Lev 26:4  then I shall give you rain in its season, and the land shall yield its crops, and the trees of the field yield their fruit.

Lev 26:5  ‘And your threshing shall last till the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last till the time of sowing. And you shall eat your bread until you have enough, and shall dwell in your land safely.

2nd Aliyot

Lev 26:6  ‘And I shall give peace in the land, and you shall lie down and no one make you afraid. And I shall clear the land of evil beasts, and not let the sword go through your land.

Lev 26:7  ‘And you shall pursue your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you.

Lev 26:8  ‘And five of you shall pursue a hundred, and a hundred of you pursue ten thousand. And your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.

Lev 26:9  ‘And I shall turn to you and make you bear fruit, and shall increase you, and shall establish My covenant with you.

3rd Aliyot

Lev 26:10  ‘And you shall eat the old supply, and clear out the old because of the new.

Lev 26:11  ‘And I shall set My Dwelling Place in your midst, and My being shall not reject you.

Lev 26:12  ‘And I shall walk in your midst, and shall be your Elohim, and you shall be My people.

Lev 26:13  ‘I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from being their slaves. And I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk upright.

Lev 26:14  ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not do all  את these commands,

Lev 26:15  and if you reject My laws, or if your being loathes My right-rulings, so that you do not do all My commands, but break My covenant,

Lev 26:16  I also do this to you: And I shall appoint sudden alarm over you, wasting disease and inflammation, destroying the eyes, and consuming the life. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Lev 26:17  ‘And I shall set My face against you, and you shall be smitten before your enemies. And those who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.

Lev 26:18  ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I shall punish you seven times more for your sins.

Lev 26:19  ‘And I shall break the pride of your power, and shall make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.

Lev 26:20  ‘And your strength shall be spent in vain and your land not yield its crops, nor the trees of the land yield their fruit.

Lev 26:21  ‘And if you walk contrary to Me, and refuse to obey Me, I shall bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins,

Lev 26:22  and send wild beasts among you, which shall bereave you of your children. And I shall cut off your livestock, and make you few in number, and your highways shall be deserted.

Lev 26:23  ‘And if you are not instructed by Me by these, but walk contrary to Me,

Lev 26:24  then I also shall walk contrary to you, and I Myself shall smite you seven times for your sins.

Lev 26:25  ‘And I shall bring against you a sword executing the vengeance of My covenant, and you shall gather together in your cities, and I shall send pestilence among you, and you shall be given into the hand of the enemy.

Lev 26:26  ‘When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back to you your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.

Lev 26:27  ‘And if in spite of this, you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me,

Lev 26:28  then I shall walk contrary to you in wrath. And I Myself shall punish you seven times for your sins.

Lev 26:29  ‘And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and eat the flesh of your daughters.

Lev 26:30  ‘And I shall destroy your high places, and cut down your sun-pillars, and put your carcasses on the carcasses of your idols. And My being shall loathe you.

Lev 26:31  ‘And I shall turn your cities into ruins and lay your set-apart places waste, and not smell your sweet fragrances.

Lev 26:32  ‘And I shall lay the land waste, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it.

Lev 26:33  ‘And I shall scatter you among the gentiles and draw out a sword after you. And your land shall be desert and your cities ruins,

Lev 26:34  and the land enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies waste and you are in your enemies’ land. Then the land would rest and enjoy its Sabbaths.

Lev 26:35  ‘As long as it lies waste it rests, for the time it did not rest on your Sabbaths when you dwelt in it.

Lev 26:36  ‘And as for those of you who are left, I shall send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies, and the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee. And they shall flee as though retreating from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues.

Lev 26:37  ‘And they shall stumble over one another, as from before a sword, when no one pursues. And you shall be unable to stand before your enemies.

Lev 26:38  ‘And you shall perish among the gentiles, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up,

Lev 26:39  and those of you who are left rot away in their crookedness in your enemies’ lands, and also in their fathers’ crookednesses rot away with them.

You see several times in this chapter that if Israel did not obey they would be punished and cast out of Israel for a duration that would last 7 times the punishment. If you take a biblical year of 360 days and times that by 7 you come up with 2,520. Using the year for a day principle in Num 14:34 you come up with a punishment of 2,520 yrs. Interesting enough 2,520 years is equal to the time that separates the beginning of the 573-72 BC exile when Israel was fully in captivity by the Babylonians to 1948, the very year Israel became a nation again.

Lev 26:40  ‘But if they confess their crookedness and the crookedness of their fathers, with their trespass in which they trespassed against Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me,

Lev 26:41  and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies – if their uncircumcised heart is then humbled, and they accept the punishment of their crookedness,

Lev 26:42  then I shall remember My covenant with Yaʽaqoḇ, and also My covenant with Yitsḥaq, and also remember My covenant with Aḇraham, and remember the land.

In any covenant in scripture the people (Israel), the Torah (law) and the land (physical land of Israel) never change. By changing any of those three aspects it is merely replacement theology, which scripture does not support.

Lev 26:43  ‘For the land was abandoned by them, and enjoying its Sabbaths while lying waste without them, and they were paying for their crookedness, because they rejected My right-rulings and because their being loathed My laws.

Lev 26:44  ‘And yet for all this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I shall not reject them, nor shall I loathe them so as to destroy them and break My covenant with them. For I am יהוה their Elohim.

Lev 26:45  ‘Then I shall remember for their sake the covenant of the ancestors whom I brought out of the land of Mitsrayim before the eyes of the nations to be their Elohim. I am יהוה.’ ”

Lev 26:46  These are the laws and the right-rulings and the Torot1 which יהוה made between Himself and the children of Yisra’ĕl on Mount Sinai by the hand of Mosheh. Footnote: 1Torot – plural of Torah, teaching.

4th Aliyot

Lev 27:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Lev 27:2  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When a man separates a vow, by your evaluation of lives unto יהוה,

Lev 27:3  when your evaluation is of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old, then your evaluation shall be fifty sheqels of silver, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place.

Lev 27:4  ‘And if it is a female, then your evaluation shall be thirty sheqels;

Lev 27:5  and if from five years old up to twenty years old, then your evaluation for a male shall be twenty sheqels, and for a female ten sheqels;

Lev 27:6  and if from a month old up to five years old, then your evaluation for a male shall be five sheqels of silver, and for a female your evaluation shall be three sheqels of silver;

Lev 27:7  and if from sixty years old and above, if it is a male, then your evaluation shall be fifteen sheqels, and for a female ten sheqels.

Lev 27:8  ‘But if he is too poor to pay your evaluation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall set a value for him. According to the ability of him who vowed, the priest shall value him.

Lev 27:9  ‘And if it is a beast of which they bring an offering to יהוה, all such given to יהוה is set-apart.

Lev 27:10  ‘He is not to replace it or exchange it, good for spoilt or spoilt for good. And if he at all exchanges beast for beast, then both it and the one exchanged for it is set-apart.

Lev 27:11  ‘And if it is any unclean beast of which they do not bring an offering to יהוה, then he shall present the beast before the priest;

Lev 27:12  and the priest shall value it, whether it is good or spoilt. According to your evaluation, O priest, so it shall be.

Lev 27:13  ‘But if he indeed redeems it, then he shall add one-fifth to your evaluation.

Lev 27:14  ‘And when a man sets his house apart, to be set-apart to יהוה, then the priest shall value it, whether it is good or spoilt. As the priest values it, so it stands.

Lev 27:15  ‘And if he who sets it apart does redeem his house, then he shall add one-fifth of the silver of your evaluation to it, and it shall be his.

5th Aliyot

Lev 27:16  ‘And if a man sets apart to יהוה a field he owns, then your evaluation shall be according to the seed for it – a ḥomer of barley seed at fifty sheqels of silver.

Lev 27:17  ‘If he sets his field apart from the Year of Jubilee, according to your evaluation it stands.

Lev 27:18  ‘But if he sets his field apart after the Jubilee, then the priest shall reckon to him the silver due according to the years that remain till the Year of Jubilee, and it shall be deducted from your evaluation.

Lev 27:19  ‘And if he who sets the field apart ever wishes to redeem it, then he shall add one-fifth of the silver of your evaluation to it, and it shall be his.

Lev 27:20  ‘And if he does not redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it is no longer redeemed,

Lev 27:21  but the field, when it is released in the Jubilee, is set-apart to יהוה as a dedicated field, to be the possession of the priest.

6th Aliyot

Lev 27:22  ‘And if a man sets apart to יהוה a field which he has bought, which is not the field of his possession,

Lev 27:23  then the priest shall reckon to him the amount of your evaluation, up to the Year of Jubilee, and he shall give your evaluation on that day, set-apart to יהוה.

Lev 27:24  ‘In the Year of Jubilee the field returns to him from whom he bought it, to him whose is the possession of the land.

Lev 27:25  ‘And all your evaluations is to be according to the sheqel of the set-apart place: twenty gĕrahs to the sheqel.

Lev 27:26  ‘However, a first-born of the beasts, which is first-born to יהוה, no man sets it apart – whether bull or sheep, it belongs to יהוה.

Lev 27:27  ‘And if among the unclean beasts, then he shall ransom it according to your evaluation, and shall add one-fifth to it. And if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your evaluation.

Lev 27:28  ‘However, whatever a man lays under ban for יהוה of all that he has, man and beast, or the field of his possession, is not sold or redeemed. Whatever is laid under ban is most set-apart to יהוה.

7th Aliyot

Lev 27:29  ‘No one under the ban, under the ban among men, is ransomed, but shall certainly be put to death.

Lev 27:30  ‘And all the tithe of the land – of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree – belongs to יהוה. It is set-apart to יהוה.

Tithing is a principle that goes back to the beginning of time (Gen 28:22). It is a principle that all belongs to Yahweh (Ps 24:1) and He allows us to keep 90% of our increase if we rightfully give back 10% of our increase to Him for His work.

Lev 27:31  ‘If a man indeed redeems any of his tithes, he adds one-fifth to it.

Lev 27:32  ‘And the entire tithe of the herd and of the flock, all that passes under the rod, the tenth one is set-apart to יהוה.

A shepherd would literally count each of his sheep by having them pass under a rod. As true believers are called the sheep of Yahshua Messiah’s pasture (Joh 10:1-10) they are literally the tithe from this world to be part of the family of Yahweh.

Lev 27:33  ‘He does not inquire whether it is good or spoilt, nor does he exchange it. And if he exchanges it at all, then both it and the one exchanged for it are set-apart, it is not redeemed.’ ”

Lev 27:34  These are the commands which יהוה commanded Mosheh for the children of Yisra’ĕl on Mount Sinai.

חזק חזק ונתחזק

Chazak Chazak Venitchazek

Be Strong, Be Strong, and let us be Strengthened!

Prophets: Jeremiah 16:1 – 17:14

Jer 16:1  And the word of יהוה came to me, saying,

Jer 16:2  “Do not take a wife, nor have sons or daughters in this place.”

Jer 16:3  For thus said יהוה concerning the sons and daughters who are born in this place, and concerning their mothers who bear them and their fathers who bring them forth in this land,

Jer 16:4  “They shall die of deaths from diseases, they shall not be lamented nor be buried, but be like dung on the face of the earth, and be consumed by sword and by scarcity of food. And their corpses shall be meat for the birds of the heavens and for the beasts of the earth.”

Jer 16:5  For thus said יהוה, “Do not enter the house of mourning, neither go to lament or mourn for them, for I have withdrawn My peace from this people,” declares יהוה, “even the kindness and the compassions.

Jer 16:6  “Both great and small shall die in this land. They shall not be buried, and no one shall lament for them, or cut themselves, or make themselves bald for them.

Jer 16:7  “Neither shall they break bread in mourning for them to comfort them for the dead, nor give them the cup of comfort to drink for their father or their mother.

Jer 16:8  “Do not enter the house of feasting to sit with them, to eat and drink.”

Jer 16:9  For thus said יהוה of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, “See, before your eyes and in your days, I am making the voice of rejoicing and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride to cease in this place.

Jer 16:10  “And it shall be, when you declare to this people all these words, and they shall say to you, ‘Why has יהוה pronounced all this great evil against us? And what is our crookedness, and what is our sin that we have committed against יהוה our Elohim?’

Jer 16:11  then you shall say to them, ‘Because your fathers have forsaken Me,’ declares יהוה, ‘and have walked after other mighty ones and served them and bowed themselves to them, and have forsaken Me, and did not guard My Torah.

Jer 16:12  ‘And you have done more evil than your fathers, for look, each one walks according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me.

Jer 16:13  ‘So I shall throw you out of this land into a land that you do not know, neither you nor your fathers. And there you shall serve other mighty ones day and night, where I show you no favour.’

Jer 16:14  “Therefore see, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when it is no longer said, ‘יהוה lives who brought up the children of Yisra’ĕl from the land of Mitsrayim,’

Jer 16:15  but, ‘יהוה lives who brought up the children of Yisra’ĕl from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I shall bring them back into their land I gave to their fathers.

Jer 16:16  “See, I am sending for many fishermen,” declares יהוה, “and they shall fish them. And after that I shall send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.

Jer 16:17  “For My eyes are on all their ways; they have not been hidden from My face, nor has their crookedness been hidden from My eyes.

Jer 16:18  “And first I shall repay double for their crookedness and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the dead bodies of their disgusting matters, and have filled My inheritance with their abominations.”

Jer 16:19  O יהוה, my strength and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited only falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them.”

Mar 7:5  Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your taught ones not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”

Mar 7:6  And He answering, said to them, “Well did Yeshayahu prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it has been written, ‘This people respect Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.

Mar 7:7  And in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men.’

Mar 7:8  “Forsaking the command of Elohim, you hold fast the tradition of men.”

Mar 7:9  And He said to them, “Well do you set aside the command of Elohim, in order to guard your tradition.

Mar 7:10  “For Mosheh said, ‘Respect your father and your mother,’ and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’

Mar 7:11  “But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me, is Qorban (that is, a gift),” ’

Mar 7:12  you no longer let him do any matter at all for his father or his mother,

Mar 7:13  nullifying the Word of Elohim through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such traditions you do.”

Jer 16:20  Would a man make mighty ones for himself, which are not mighty ones?

Jer 16:21  “Therefore see, I am causing them to know, this time I cause them to know My hand and My might. And they shall know that My Name is יהוה!”

Jer 17:1  “The sin of Yehuḏah is written with a pen of iron, engraved with the point of a diamond on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altars,

Jer 17:2  while their children remember their altars and their Ashĕrim by the spreading trees on the high hills.

Jer 17:3  “My mountain in the field, I give as plunder your wealth, all your treasures, your high places of sin, throughout all your borders.

Jer 17:4  “And you, even of yourself, shall let go of your inheritance which I gave you. And I shall make you serve your enemies in a land which you have not known, for you have kindled a fire in My displeasure which burns forever.”

Jer 17:5  Thus said יהוה, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart turns away from יהוה.

Jer 17:6  “For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and not see when good comes, and shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land that is not inhabited.

Jer 17:7  “Blessed is the man who trusts in יהוה, and whose trust is יהוה.

Jer 17:8  “For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and does not see when heat comes. And his leaf shall be green, and in the year of drought he is not anxious, nor does he cease from yielding fruit.

Jer 17:9  “The heart is crooked1 above all, and desperately sick – who shall know it?

Jer 7:23  “But this word I did command them, saying, ‘Obey My voice,1 and I shall be your Elohim, and you be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, so that it be well with you.’ Footnote: 1Aḇraham did so (Gen. 26:5), and יהוה again laid down this condition for Yisra’ĕl to be His people (Ex. 19:5), and the same applies to us (Jn. 3:36, Rom. 6:16, Heb. 4:11, Heb. 5:9, Rev. 22:14).

Jer 7:24  “But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in the counsels, in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.

Jer 7:25  “From the day that your fathers came out of the land of Mitsrayim until this day, I have even sent to you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them.

Jer 7:26  “But they did not obey Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did evil, more than their fathers.

Jer 18:12  But they shall say, “It is no use! For we walk according to our own plans, and we do each one the stubbornness of his evil heart.”1 Footnote: 1See  23:17.

Jer 17:10  “I, יהוה, search the heart, I try the kidneys, and give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.

Jer 17:11  “As a partridge that broods but does not hatch, so is he who gets riches, but not by right. It leaves him in the midst of his days, and at his end he is a fool.”

Jer 17:12  An esteemed throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our set-apart place.

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.”

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

Jer 17:14  Heal me, O יהוה, so that I am healed. Save me, so that I am saved, for You are my praise.

2 Kings 17:13-23

2Ki 17:13  And יהוה warned Yisra’ĕl and Yehuḏah, through all of His prophets, and every seer, saying, “Turn back from your evil ways, and guard My commands and My laws, according to all the Torah which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.”

2Ki 17:14  But they did not listen and hardened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not put their trust in יהוה their Elohim,

2Ki 17:15  and rejected His laws and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His witnesses which He had witnessed against them, and went after worthlessness, and became worthless, and after the gentiles who were all around them, of whom יהוה had commanded them not to do like them.

2Ki 17:16  And they left all the commands of יהוה their Elohim, and made for themselves a moulded image, two calves, and made an Ashĕrah and bowed themselves to all the host of the heavens, and served Baʽal,

2Ki 17:17  and caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, and practised divination and sorcery, and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of יהוה, to provoke Him.

2Ki 17:18  So יהוה was very enraged with Yisra’ĕl, and removed them from His presence – none was left but the tribe of Yehuḏah alone.

2Ki 17:19  Yehuḏah, also, did not guard the commands of יהוה their Elohim, but walked in the (manmade) laws of Yisra’ĕl which they made.

2Ki 17:20  And יהוה rejected all the seed of Yisra’ĕl, and afflicted them, and gave them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them out from His presence.

2Ki 17:21  For He tore Yisra’ĕl from the house of Dawiḏ, and they made Yaroḇʽam son of Neḇat sovereign. And Yaroḇʽam drove Yisra’ĕl from following יהוה, and made them commit a great sin.

2Ki 17:22  And the children of Yisra’ĕl walked in all the sins of Yaroḇʽam which he did. They did not turn away from them,

2Ki 17:23  until יהוה removed Yisra’ĕl from His presence, as He spoke by all His servants the prophets. So Yisra’ĕl was exiled from their land to Ashshur, as it is to this day.

Brit Hadasha:

Mathew 21:33-46

Mat 21:33  “Hear another parable: There was a certain man, a householder who planted a vineyard and placed a hedge around it, and dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. And he leased it to farmers and went abroad.

Mat 21:34  “And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive its fruit.

Mat 21:35  “And the farmers took his servants and beat one, and they killed one, and they stoned another.

Mat 21:36  “Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.

Mat 21:37  “And at last he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They shall respect my son.’

Mat 21:38  “But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and let us possess his inheritance.’

Mat 21:39  “And they took him, and threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.

Mat 21:40  “Therefore, when the master of the vineyard comes, what shall he do to those farmers?”

Mat 21:41  They said to Him, “Evil ones! He shall bring them to evil destruction, and lease the vineyard to other farmers who shall give to him the fruits in their seasons.”

Mat 21:42  יהושע said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone. This was from יהוה, and it is marvellous in our eyes’?

Mat 21:43  “Because of this I say to you: the reign of Elohim shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it.

Mat 21:44  “And he who falls on this stone shall be broken, but on whomever it falls, he shall be pulverised.”

Mat 21:45  And the chief priests and Pharisees, having heard His parables, knew that He was speaking of them.

Mat 21:46  And seeking to lay hands on Him, they feared the crowds, seeing they held Him to be a prophet.

Stone = אבנ

Father = אב

Son = בנ

Psa 118:22  The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner-stone.

Joh 14:4  “And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

Joh 14:5  T’oma said to Him, “Master, we do not know where You are going, and how are we able to know the way?”

Joh 14:6  יהושע said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Joh 14:7  “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father too. From now on you know Him, and have seen.”

Joh 14:8  Philip said to Him, “Master, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”

Joh 14:9  יהושע said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father, and how do you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

Joh 14:10  “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak from Myself. But the Father who stays in Me does His works.

Joh 14:11  “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, otherwise believe Me because of the works themselves.

Luke 14:1 – 15:32

Luk 14:1  And it came to be, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they were watching Him closely.

Luk 14:2  And see, there was a certain man before Him suffering from dropsy.

Luk 14:3  And יהושע responding, spoke to those learned in the Torah and the Pharisees, saying, “Is it right to heal on the Sabbath?”

Luk 14:4  But they were silent. So taking hold of him He healed him, and let him go.

Luk 14:5  And to them He said, “Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, shall not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?”

Luk 14:6  And they were unable to answer Him regarding these matters.

Luk 14:7  And He spoke a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:

Luk 14:8  “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more distinguished than you be invited by him,

Luk 14:9  and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give this one place,’ and then you begin with shame to take the last place.

Luk 14:10  “Rather, when you are invited, go and sit down in the last place, so that when he who invited you comes he shall say to you, ‘Friend, come up higher.’ Then you shall have esteem in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.

Luk 14:11  “For everyone who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.”

Luk 14:12  And He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, nor your brothers, nor your relatives, nor your rich neighbours, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid.

Luk 14:13  “But when you give a feast, invite poor ones, crippled ones, lame ones, blind ones,

Luk 14:14  and you shall be blessed, because they do not have to repay you. For you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Luk 14:15  And when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who eats bread in the reign of Elohim!”

Luk 14:16  But He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,

Luk 14:17  and he sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all is now ready.’

Luk 14:18  “But one by one they all began making excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I need to go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’

Luk 14:19  “And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out. I ask you to have me excused.’

Luk 14:20  “And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and because of this I am unable to come.’

Luk 14:21  “And that servant came and reported this to his master. Then the master of the house, being wroth, said to his servant, ‘Hurry out into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and crippled, and lame, and blind.’

Luk 14:22  “And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’

Luk 14:23  “And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the street corners and hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house is filled.

Luk 14:24  ‘For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’ ”

Luk 14:25  And large crowds were going with Him, and turning, He said to them,

Luk 14:26  “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, and his own life too, he is unable to be My taught one.

Luk 14:27  “And whoever does not bear his stake and come after Me is unable to be My taught one.

Luk 14:28  “For who of you, wishing to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Luk 14:29  “Otherwise, when he has laid the foundation, and is unable to finish it, all who see it begin to mock him,

Luk 14:30  saying, ‘This man began to build and was unable to finish.’

Luk 14:31  “Or what sovereign, going to fight against another sovereign, does not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

Luk 14:32  “And if not, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.

Luk 14:33  “So, then, everyone of you who does not give up all that he has, is unable to be My taught one.

Luk 14:34  “The salt is good, but if the salt becomes tasteless, with what shall it be seasoned?

Luk 14:35  “It is not fit for land, nor for manure, they throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

Luk 15:1  Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming to Him to hear Him.

Luk 15:2  And the Pharisees and scribes grumbled, saying, “This One receives sinners and eats with them.”

Luk 15:3  And He spoke this parable to them, saying,

Luk 15:4  “What man among you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?

Luk 15:5  “And having found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

Luk 15:6  “And having come home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’

Luk 15:7  “I say to you that in the same way there shall be more joy in the heaven over one sinner repenting, than over ninety-nine righteous ones who need no repentance.

Luk 15:8  “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she finds it?

Luk 15:9  “And having found it, she calls friends and neighbours together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I lost!’

Luk 15:10  “I say to you, in the same way there is joy in the presence of the messengers of Elohim over one sinner repenting.”

Luk 15:11  And He said, “A certain man had two sons,

Luk 15:12  and the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods falling to me.’ And he divided his livelihood between them.

Luk 15:13  “And not many days after, the younger son, having gathered all together, went away to a distant country, and there wasted his goods with loose living.

Luk 15:14  “And when he had spent all, there arose a severe scarcity of food throughout that land, and he began to be in need.

Luk 15:15  “And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him to his fields to feed pigs.

Luk 15:16  “And he was longing to fill his stomach with the pods which the pigs were eating, and no one gave to him.

Luk 15:17  “But having come to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I am perishing with hunger!

Luk 15:18  ‘Having risen, I shall go to my father and say to him, “Father, I have sinned against the heaven, and before you,

Luk 15:19  and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.” ’

Luk 15:20  “And having risen, he went to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.

Luk 15:21  “And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against the heaven, and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

Luk 15:22  “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.

Luk 15:23  ‘And bring the fattened calf here and slaughter it, and let us eat and rejoice,

Luk 15:24  because this son of mine was dead and is alive again, and he was lost and is found.’ And they began to rejoice.

Luk 15:25  “And his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.

Luk 15:26  “And having called one of the servants he asked what this meant.

Luk 15:27  “And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he received him back in health.’

Luk 15:28  “And he was wroth and would not go in. So his father came out and pleaded with him.

Luk 15:29  “And answering, he said to his father, ‘See, these many years I have been serving you, and I have never transgressed a command of yours, but to me you have never given a young goat, so I could rejoice with my friends.

Luk 15:30  ‘But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with whores, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.’

Luk 15:31  “Then he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all I have is yours.

Luk 15:32  ‘And we had to rejoice and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive, and was lost and is found.’ ”

John 14:15-21

Joh 14:15  “If you love Me, you shall guard My commands.

Footnote: See Ex. 20:6, 21-23, 1 John 5:3, 2 John 1:6.

Joh 14:16  “And I shall ask the Father, and He shall give you another Helper, to stay with you forever –

Joh 14:17  the Spirit of the Truth, whom the world is unable to receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him, for He stays with you and shall be in you.

Joh 14:18  “I shall not leave you orphans – I am coming to you.

Joh 14:19  “Yet a little while, and the world no longer sees Me, but you shall see Me, because I live, and you shall live.

Joh 14:20  “In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.

Joh 14:21  “He who possesses My commands and guards them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I shall love him and manifest Myself to him.”

1st John 2:1-7

1Jn 2:1  My little children, I write this to you, so that you do not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Intercessor with the Father, יהושע Messiah, a righteous One.

1Jn 2:2  And He Himself is an atoning offering for our sins, and not for ours only but also for all the world.

1Jn 2:3  And by this we know that we know Him, if we guard His commands.1 Footnote: 1See 3:6.

1Jn 2:4  The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1Jn 2:5  But whoever guards His Word, truly the love of Elohim has been perfected1 in him. By this we know that we are in Him.2 Footnotes: 1Gen. 17:1, Ps. 119:1, Mt. 5:48. 2See 3:24.

1Jn 2:6  The one who says he stays in Him ought himself also to walk, even as He walked.

1Jn 2:7  Beloved, I write no fresh command to you, but an old command which you have had from the beginning. The old command is the Word which you heard from the beginning.

2nd John 1:6

2Jn 1:6  And this is the love, that we walk according to His commands.1 This is the command, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. Footnote: 1See 1 John 5:3, and John 14:15.

1st John 5:3

1Jn 5:3  For this is the love for Elohim, that we guard His commands,1 and His commands are not heavy

John 15:10-11

Joh 15:10  “If you guard My commands, you shall stay in My love, even as I have guarded My Father’s commands and stay in His love.

Joh 15:11  “These words I have spoken to you, so that My joy might be in you, and that your joy might be complete.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

2Co 6:14  Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? And what fellowship has light with darkness?

2Co 6:15  And what agreement has Messiah with Beliyaʽal? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever?

2Co 6:16  And what union has the Dwelling Place of Elohim with idols? For you are a Dwelling Place of the living Elohim, as Elohim has said, “I shall dwell in them and walk among them, and I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.”

2Co 6:17  Therefore, “Come out from among them and be separate, says יהוה, and do not touch what is unclean, and I shall receive you.

2Co 6:18  “And I shall be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me, says יהוה the Almighty.”

1 John 1:1-10

1Jn 1:1  What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life:

1Jn 1:2  And the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and announce to you that everlasting life which was with the Father and was manifested to us.

1Jn 1:3  We announce to you what we have seen and heard, so that you too might have fellowship with us. And truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son יהושע Messiah.

1Jn 1:4  And we write this to you in order that your joy might be complete.

1Jn 1:5  And this is the message which we have heard from Him and announce to you, that Elohim is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

1Jn 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and are not doing the truth.

1Jn 1:7  But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of יהושע Messiah His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1Jn 1:8  If we say that we have no sin, we are misleading ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1Jn 1:9  If we confess our sins, He is trustworthy and righteous to forgive us the sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1Jn 1:10  If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.

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׃