Shelach | שלח | “Send”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Shlach, Shelach, Sh’lah, Shlach Lecha, or Sh’lah L’kha (שְׁלַח or שְׁלַח-לְךָ — Hebrew for “send”, “send to you”, or “send for yourself”) is the 37th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fourth in the Book of Numbers. Its name comes from the first distinctive words in the parashah, in Numbers 13:2. Shelach (שְׁלַח) is the sixth and lecha (לְךָ) is the seventh word in the parashah. It constitutes Numbers 13:1–15:41. The parashah is made up of 5,820 Hebrew letters, 1,540 Hebrew words, and 119 verses, and can occupy about 198 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah).

The parashah tells the story of the twelve spies sent to assess the promised land, Caleb, who proposed entry into the land and the others who discouraged the Israelites, commandments about offerings, the story of the Sabbath violator, and the commandment of the fringes (צִיצִת, tzitzit).

Torah: Numbers 13:1 – 15:41

1st reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 13:1-20

Num 13:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 13:2  “Send men to spy out the land of Kenaʽan, which I am giving to the children of Yisra’ĕl. Send one man from each tribe of their fathers, every one a leader among them.”

Num 13:3  And by the command of יהוה Mosheh sent them from the Wilderness of Paran, all of them men who were heads of the children of Yisra’ĕl.

Num 13:4  And these were their names. From the tribe of Re’uḇĕn: Shammua, son of Zakkur.

Num 13:5  From the tribe of Shimʽon: Shaphat, son of Ḥori.

Num 13:6  From the tribe of Yehuḏah: Kalĕḇ, son of Yephunneh.

Num 13:7  From the tribe of Yissasḵar: Yiḡ’al, son of Yosĕph.

Num 13:8  From the tribe of Ephrayim: Hoshĕa, son of Nun.

Num 13:9  From the tribe of Binyamin: Palti, son of Raphu.

Num 13:10  From the tribe of Zeḇulun: Gaddi’ĕl, son of Soḏi.

Num 13:11  From the tribe of Yosĕph, from the tribe of Menashsheh: Gaddi, son of Susi.

Num 13:12  From the tribe of Dan: Ammi’ĕl, son of Gemalli.

Num 13:13  From the tribe of Ashĕr: Shĕthur, son of Miḵa’ĕl.

Num 13:14  From the tribe of Naphtali: Naḥbi, son of Wophsi.

Num 13:15  From the tribe of Gaḏ: Geu’ĕl, son of Maḵi.

Num 13:16  These are the names of the men whom Mosheh sent to spy out the land. And Mosheh called Hoshĕa the son of Nun, Yehoshua.

Num 13:17  And Mosheh sent them to spy out the land of Kenaʽan, and said to them, “Go up here into the South, and go up to the mountains,

Num 13:18  and see what the land is like, and the people who dwell in it, whether strong or weak, whether few or many,

Num 13:19  and whether the land they dwell in is good or evil, whether the cities they inhabit are in camps or strongholds,

Num 13:20  and whether the land is rich or poor, and whether there are forests there or not. And you shall be strong, and bring some of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the season of the first-fruits of grapes.

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 13:21-14:7

Num 13:21  So they went up and spied out the land from the Wilderness of Tsin as far as Reḥoḇ, near the entrance of Ḥamath.

Num 13:22  And they went up through the South and came to Ḥeḇron. And Aḥiman, Shĕshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anaq, were there. Now Ḥeḇron had been built seven years before Tsoʽan in Mitsrayim.

Num 13:23  And they came to the wadi Eshkol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes. And they bore it between two of them on a pole, also of the pomegranates and of the figs.

Num 13:24  That place was called the wadi Eshkol, because of the cluster which the men of Yisra’ĕl cut down from there.

Num 13:25  And they returned from spying out the land after forty days.

Num 13:26  And they went and came to Mosheh and Aharon and all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl in the Wilderness of Paran, at Qaḏĕsh. And they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.

Num 13:27  And they reported to him, and said, “We went to the land where you sent us. And truly, it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

Num 13:28  “But the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are walled, very great. And we saw the descendants of Anaq there too.

Num 13:29  “The Amalĕqites dwell in the land of the South, while the Ḥittites and the Yeḇusites and the Amorites dwell in the mountains. And the Kenaʽanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Yardĕn.”

Num 13:30  And Kalĕḇ silenced the people before Mosheh, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are certainly able to overcome it.”

Num 13:31  But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”

Num 13:32  And they gave the children of Yisra’ĕl an evil report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land eating up its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great size.

Num 13:33  “And we saw there the Nephilim, sons of Anaq, of the Nephilim. And we were like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and so we were in their eyes.”

Num 14:1  Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.

Num 14:2  And all the children of Yisra’ĕl grumbled against Mosheh and against Aharon, and all the congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Mitsrayim! Or if only we had died in this wilderness!

Num 14:3  “And why is יהוה bringing us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become a prey? Would it not be better for us to turn back to Mitsrayim?”

Num 14:4  And they said to each other, “Let us appoint a leader, and let us turn back to Mitsrayim.”

Num 14:5  Then Mosheh and Aharon fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl.

Num 14:6  And Yehoshua son of Nun, and Kalĕḇ son of Yephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their garments,

Num 14:7  and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 14:8-25

Num 14:8  “If יהוה has delighted in us, then He shall bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which is flowing with milk and honey.’

Num 14:9  “Only, do not rebel against יהוה, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread. Their defence has turned away from them, and יהוה is with us. Do not fear them.”

Num 14:10  But all the congregation said to stone them with stones. Then the esteem of יהוה appeared in the Tent of Meeting before all the children of Yisra’ĕl.

Num 14:11  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “How long shall I be scorned by these people? And how long shall I not be trusted by them, with all the signs which I have done in their midst?

Num 14:12  “Let Me smite them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.”

Num 14:13  And Mosheh said to יהוה, “Then the Mitsrites shall hear it, for by Your power You brought these people up from their midst,

Num 14:14  and they shall say to the inhabitants of this land they have heard that You, יהוה, are in the midst of these people, that You, יהוה, are seen eye to eye and that Your cloud stands above them, and You go before them in a column of cloud by day and in a column of fire by night.

Num 14:15  “Now if You shall kill these people as one man, then the nations which have heard of Your report shall speak, saying,

Num 14:16  ‘Because יהוה was not able to bring this people to the land which He swore to give them, therefore He killed them in the wilderness.’

Num 14:17  “And now, I pray, let the power of יהוה be great, as You have spoken, saying,

Num 14:18  ‘יהוה is patient and of great kindness, forgiving crookedness and transgression, but by no means leaving unpunished1; visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.’

Footnote: 1This is confirmed in Ex. 34:7 and in Jer. 30:11.

Jer 30:11  ‘For I am with you,’ declares יהוה, ‘to save you. Though I make a complete end of all gentiles1 where I have scattered you, yet I do not make a complete end of you. But I shall reprove you in judgment, and by no means leave you unpunished.’ Footnote: 1See 46:28, Isa. 34:2, Isa. 45:17, Dan. 2:44, Amos 9:8, Hag. 2:22.

Num 14:19  “Please forgive the crookedness of this people, according to the greatness of Your kindness, as You have forgiven this people, from Mitsrayim even until now.”

Num 14:20  And יהוה said, “I shall forgive, according to your word,

Num 14:21  but truly, as I live and all the earth is filled with the esteem of יהוה,

Num 14:22  for none of these men who have seen My esteem and the signs which I did in Mitsrayim and in the wilderness, and have tried Me now these ten times, and have disobeyed My voice,

Num 14:23  shall see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor any of those who scorned Me see it.

Num 14:24  “But My servant Kalĕḇ, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me completely, I shall bring into the land where he went, and his seed shall inherit it.

Num 14:25  “Since the Amalĕqites and the Kenaʽanites are dwelling in the valley, turn back tomorrow and set out into the wilderness by the Way of the Sea of Reeds.”

4th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 14:26-15:7

Num 14:26  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, and to Aharon, saying,

Num 14:27  “How long shall this evil congregation have this grumbling against Me? I have heard the grumblings which the children of Yisra’ĕl are grumbling against Me.

Num 14:28  “Say to them, ‘As I live,’ declares יהוה, ‘as you have spoken in My hearing, so I do to you:

Num 14:29  ‘The carcasses of you who have grumbled against Me are going to fall in this wilderness, all of you who were registered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above.

Num 14:30  ‘None of you except Kalĕḇ son of Yephunneh, and Yehoshua son of Nun, shall enter the land which I swore I would make you dwell in.

Num 14:31  ‘But your little ones, whom you said would become a prey, I shall bring in, and they shall know the land which you have rejected.

Num 14:32  ‘But as for you, your carcasses are going to fall in this wilderness.

Num 14:33  ‘And your sons shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your whorings, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness.

Num 14:34  ‘According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days – a day for a year, a day for a year – you are to bear your crookednesses forty years, and you shall know My breaking off.

This day for a year principle is used different times in scripture to delineate the times of certain punishments for Israel

Num 14:35  ‘I am יהוה, I have spoken, I shall do this to all this evil congregation who are meeting against Me: In this wilderness they are consumed, and there they die.’ ”

Num 14:36  And the men whom Mosheh sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing an evil report of the land,

Num 14:37  even those men who brought the evil report about the land, died by the plague before יהוה.

Num 14:38  Of those men who went to spy out the land, only Yehoshua son of Nun, and Kalĕḇ son of Yephunneh remained alive.

Num 14:39  And when Mosheh spoke these words to all the children of Yisra’ĕl, the people mourned greatly.

Num 14:40  And they rose up early in the morning and went up to the top of the mountain, saying, “See, we have indeed sinned, but we shall go up to the place which יהוה had spoken of!”

Num 14:41  But Mosheh said, “Why do you now transgress the command of יהוה, since it does not prosper?

Num 14:42  “Do not go up, lest you be smitten by your enemies, for יהוה is not in your midst.

Num 14:43  “Because the Amalĕqites and the Kenaʽanites are there before you, and you shall fall by the sword. Because you have turned away from יהוה, יהוה is not with you.”

Num 14:44  But they presumed to go up to the mountaintop, but neither the ark of the covenant of יהוה nor Mosheh left the camp.

Num 14:45  So the Amalĕqites and the Kenaʽanites who dwelt in that mountain came down and smote them, and beat them down, even to Ḥormah.

Num 15:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 15:2  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When you have come into the land of your dwellings, which I am giving you,

Num 15:3  and you make an offering by fire to יהוה, a burnt offering or a slaughtering, to accomplish a vow or as a voluntary offering or in your appointed times, to make a sweet fragrance to יהוה, from the herd or the flock,

Num 15:4  then he who brings near his offering to יהוה shall bring near a grain offering of one-tenth of an ĕphah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of oil,

Num 15:5  and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering you prepare with the burnt offering or the slaughtering, for each lamb.

Num 15:6  ‘Or for a ram you prepare as a grain offering two-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil,

Num 15:7  and as a drink offering you bring one-third of a hin of wine as a sweet fragrance to יהוה.

5th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 15:8-16

Num 15:8  ‘And when you prepare a young bull as a burnt offering, or as a slaughtering to accomplish a vow, or as a peace offering to יהוה,

Num 15:9  then shall be brought with the young bull a grain offering of three-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour mixed with half a hin of oil,

Num 15:10  and bring as the drink offering half a hin of wine as an offering made by fire, a sweet fragrance to יהוה.

Num 15:11  ‘This is what is done for each young bull, for each ram, or for each lamb or young goat.

Num 15:12  ‘According to the number that you prepare, so you do for each one according to their number.

Num 15:13  ‘Let all who are native do so with them, in bringing near an offering made by fire, a sweet fragrance to יהוה.

Num 15:14  ‘And when a stranger sojourns with you, or whoever is among you throughout your generations, and would make an offering made by fire, a sweet fragrance to יהוה, as you do, so he does.

Num 15:15  ‘One law is for you of the assembly and for the stranger who sojourns with you – a law forever throughout your generations. As you are, so is the stranger before יהוה.

Num 15:16  ‘One Torah and one right-ruling is for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.’ ”

6th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 15:17-26

Num 15:17  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 15:18  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When you come into the land to which I bring you,

Num 15:19  then it shall be, when you eat of the bread of the land, that you present a contribution to יהוה.

Num 15:20  ‘Present a cake of the first of your dough as a contribution – as a contribution of the threshing-floor you present it.

Num 15:21  ‘Of the first of your dough you are to give to יהוה a contribution throughout your generations.

Num 15:22  ‘And when you sin by mistake, and do not do all these commands which יהוה has spoken to Mosheh,

Num 15:23  all that יהוה has commanded you by the hand of Mosheh, from the day יהוה gave command and onward throughout your generations,

Num 15:24  then it shall be, if it is done by mistake, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall prepare one young bull as a burnt offering, as a sweet fragrance to יהוה, with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the right-ruling, and one male goat as a sin offering.

Num 15:25  ‘Then the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and it shall be forgiven them, for it was by mistake. And they shall bring their offering, an offering made by fire to יהוה, and their sin offering before יהוה, for their mistake.

Num 15:26  ‘And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl and the stranger who sojourns in their midst, because all the people did it by mistake.

7th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Bemidbar 15:27-41

Num 15:27  ‘And if a being sins by mistake, then he shall bring a female goat a year old as a sin offering.

Num 15:28  ‘And the priest shall make atonement for the being who strays by mistake, when he sins by mistake before יהוה, to make atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.

Num 15:29  ‘For him who does whatever by mistake there is one Torah, both for him who is native among the children of Yisra’ĕl and for the stranger who sojourns in their midst.

Num 15:30  ‘But the being who does whatever defiantly, whether he is native or a stranger, he reviles יהוה, and that being shall be cut off from among his people.

Num 15:31  ‘Because he has despised the word of יהוה, and has broken His command, that being shall certainly be cut off, his crookedness is upon him.’ ”

Num 15:32  And while the children of Yisra’ĕl were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day.

Num 15:33  And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Mosheh and to Aharon, and to all the congregation.

Num 15:34  And they put him in under guard, because it had not been declared what should be done to him.

Num 15:35  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “The man shall certainly be put to death, all the congregation stoning him with stones outside the camp.”

Num 15:36  And all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him with stones, as יהוה commanded Mosheh, and he died.

Num 15:37  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 15:38  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and you shall say to them to make tzitziyot1 on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue cord in the tzitzit1 of the corners.

Footnote: 1See Explanatory notes – “Tzitzit” – plural Tzitziyot.

Num 15:39  “And it shall be to you for a tzitzit, and you shall see it, and shall remember all the commands of יהוה and shall do them, and not search after your own heart and your own eyes after which you went whoring,

Num 15:40  so that you remember, and shall do all My commands, and be set-apart unto your Elohim.

Num 15:41  “I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, to be          your Elohim. I am יהוה your Elohim.”

Prophets: Joshua 2:1-24

Jos 2:1  And Yehoshua son of Nun secretly sent out two men from Shittim to spy, saying, “Go, see the land, and Yeriḥo.” And they went, and came to the house of a woman, a whore, and her name was Raḥaḇ, and they lay down there.

The word used to describe Rahab here could be a misunderstanding and may mean an innkeeper.


Original: שׁכב

Transliteration: shâkab

Phonetic: shaw-kab’

BDB Definition:

to lie down
to lie, lie down, lie on
to lodge
to lie (of sexual relations)
to lie down (in death)
to rest, relax (figuratively)
(Niphal) to be lain with (sexually)
(Pual) to be lain with (sexually)
(Hiphil) to make to lie down
(Hophal) to be laid
Origin: a primitive root

Strong’s Definition: A primitive root; to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose): – X at all, cast down, ([over-]) lay (self) (down), (make to) lie (down, down to sleep, still, with), lodge, ravish, take rest, sleep, stay.

Jos 2:2  But it was reported to the sovereign of Yeriḥo, saying, “See, men from the children of Yisra’ĕl have come here tonight to search out the land.”

Jos 2:3  And the sovereign of Yeriḥo sent to Raḥaḇ, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land.”

Jos 2:4  But the woman had taken the two men and hid them. So she said, “The men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.

Jos 2:5  “Then it came to be as the gate was being shut, when it was dark, that the men went out. I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, so that you overtake them.”

Jos 2:6  But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid out on the roof.

Jos 2:7  And the men pursued them by the way to the Yardĕn, to the fords. And they shut the gate afterwards as soon as the pursuers had gone out.

Jos 2:8  And before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,

Jos 2:9  and she said to the men, “I know that יהוה has given you the land, and that the fear of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away because of you.

Jos 2:10  “For we have heard how יהוה dried up the water of the Sea of Reeds for you when you came out of Mitsrayim, and what you did to the two sovereigns of the Amorites who were beyond the Yardĕn, Siḥon and Oḡ, whom you put under the ban.

Jos 2:11  “And when we heard, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in anyone because of you, for יהוה your Elohim, He is Elohim in the heavens above and on earth beneath.

Jos 2:12  “And now, please swear to me by יהוה, since I have shown you kindness, that you also show kindness to my father’s house, and shall give me a true token,

Jos 2:13  and shall spare my father, and my mother, and my brothers, and my sisters, and all that they have, and shall deliver our lives from death.”

Jos 2:14  And the men said to her, “Our lives for yours, if you do not expose this matter of ours, then it shall be, when יהוה has given us the land, that we shall treat you in kindness and truth.”

Jos 2:15  So she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall and she dwelt on the wall.

Jos 2:16  And she said to them, “Go to the mountain, lest the pursuers come upon you. And you shall hide there three days, until the pursuers have returned, and afterwards go on your way.”

Jos 2:17  And the men said to her, “We are released from this oath of yours which you have made us swear,

Jos 2:18  unless, when we come into the land, you bind this line of scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you bring your father, and your mother, and your brothers, and all your father’s household to your own home.

Jos 2:19  “And it shall be that anyone who goes outside the doors of your house into the street, his blood is on his own head, and we are innocent. And anyone who is with you in the house, his blood is on our head if a hand is laid on him.

Jos 2:20  “And if you expose this matter of ours, then we shall be released from your oath which you made us swear.”

Jos 2:21  And she said, “Let it be according to your words.” And she sent them away, and they went. And she bound the scarlet cord in the window.

Jos 2:22  So they left and came to the mountain, and stayed there three days until the pursuers returned. And the pursuers sought them in all the way, but did not find them.

Jos 2:23  Then the two men returned and came down from the mountain, and passed over. And they came to Yehoshua son of Nun, and related to him all that had befallen them.

Jos 2:24  And they said to Yehoshua, “Truly יהוה has given all the land into our hands, and also, all the inhabitants of the land have melted away because of us.”

Brit Hadasha: Mark 10:1-45

Mar 10:1  And rising up from there He came into the borders of Yehuḏah by the other side of the Yardĕn. And crowds gathered to Him again, and as He usually did, He was teaching them again.

Mar 10:2  And Pharisees came and asked Him, “Is it right for a man to put away his wife?” – trying Him.

Mar 10:3  And He answering, said to them, “What did Mosheh command you?”

Mar 10:4  And they said, “Mosheh allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to put her away.”

Mar 10:5  And יהושע said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this command.

Mar 10:6  “However, from the beginning of the creation, Elohim ‘made them male and female.’

Mar 10:7  ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife,

Mar 10:8  and the two shall become one flesh,’ so that they are no longer two, but one flesh.

Mar 10:9  “Therefore what Elohim has joined together, let man not separate.”

Mar 10:10  And in the house His taught ones asked Him about this again.

Mar 10:11  And He said to them, “Whoever puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.

Mar 10:12  “And if a woman puts away her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

Footnote: 1Mt. 5:32

Mat 5:31  “And it has been said, ‘Whoever puts away his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’

Mat 5:32  “But I say to you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the matter of whoring,1 makes her commit adultery. And whoever marries a woman who has been put away commits adultery. Footnote: 1Mt. 19:9, Dt. 24:1.

Mar 10:13  And they were bringing little children for Him to touch them, but the taught ones were rebuking those who were bringing them.

Mar 10:14  And when יהושע saw it, He was much displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the reign of Elohim.

Mar 10:15  “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the reign of Elohim as a little child, shall certainly not enter into it.”

Mar 10:16  And taking them up in His arms, laying His hands on them, He blessed them.

Mar 10:17  And as He was setting out on the way, one came running, and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit everlasting life?”

Mar 10:18  And יהושע said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One – Elohim.

Mar 10:19  “You know the commands, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not rob,’ ‘Respect your father and your mother.’ ”

Mar 10:20  And he answering, said to Him, “Teacher, all these I have watched over from my youth.”

Mar 10:21  And יהושע, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One matter you lack: Go, sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven. And come, follow Me, taking up the stake.”

Mar 10:22  But he, being sad at this word, went away grieved, for he had many possessions.

Mar 10:23  And יהושע, looking around, said to His taught ones, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter into the reign of Elohim!”

Mar 10:24  And the taught ones were astonished at His words. And יהושע responding, said to them again, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter into the reign of Elohim!

Mar 10:25  “It is easier for a camel to enter through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the reign of Elohim.”

Mar 10:26  And they were immeasurably astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then is able to be saved?”

Mar 10:27  And looking at them, יהושע said, “With men it is impossible, but not with Elohim, for with Elohim all is possible.”

Mar 10:28  And Kĕpha began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and we have followed You.”

Mar 10:29  יהושע said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for the sake of Me and the Good News,

Mar 10:30  who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come, everlasting life.

Mar 10:31  “But many who are first shall be last, and the last first.”

Mar 10:32  And they were on the way, going up to Yerushalayim, and יהושע was going before them. And they were astonished, and those who followed were afraid. And again He took the twelve aside and began to say to them what was about to befall Him:

Mar 10:33  “See, we are going up to Yerushalayim, and the Son of Aḏam shall be delivered to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death and shall deliver Him to the gentiles,

Mar 10:34  and they shall mock Him, and flog Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He shall rise again.”

Mar 10:35  And Yaʽaqoḇ and Yoḥanan, the sons of Zaḇdai, came up to Him, saying, “Teacher, we wish that You would do for us whatever we ask.”

Mar 10:36  And He said to them, “What do you wish Me to do for you?”

Mar 10:37  And they said to Him, “Grant us to be seated in Your esteem, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left.”

Mar 10:38  But יהושע said to them, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be immersed with the immersion that I am immersed with?”

Mar 10:39  And they said to Him, “We are able.” And יהושע said to them, “You shall indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the immersion I am immersed with you shall be immersed,1 Footnote: 1Mt. 20:23 and Luke 12:50.

Mar 10:40  but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

Mar 10:41  And when the ten heard it, they began to be sorely displeased with Yaʽaqoḇ and Yoḥanan.

Mar 10:42  And יהושע, calling them near, said to them, “You know that those who think to rule the gentiles are masters over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.

Mar 10:43  “But it is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant.

Mar 10:44  “And whoever wishes to be first among you, shall be servant of all.

Mar 10:45  “For even the Son of Aḏam did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Luke 12:1-59

Luk 12:1  Meanwhile, when an innumerable crowd of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His taught ones, first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Luk 12:2  “And whatever is concealed shall be revealed, and whatever is hidden shall be known.

Luk 12:3  “So, whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms shall be proclaimed on the house-tops.

Luk 12:4  “But I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that are unable to do any more.

Luk 12:5  “But I shall show you whom you should fear: Fear the One who, after killing, possesses authority to cast into Gehenna. Yea, I say to you, fear Him!

Luk 12:6  “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before Elohim.

Luk 12:7  “But even the hairs of your head have all been numbered. Do not fear, you are worth more than many sparrows.

Luk 12:8  “And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Aḏam shall also confess him before the messengers of Elohim.

Luk 12:9  “But he that has denied Me before men shall be denied before the messengers of Elohim.

Luk 12:10  “And everyone who shall speak a word against the Son of Aḏam, it shall be forgiven him, but to him who has blasphemed against the Set-apart Spirit, it shall not be forgiven.

Luk 12:11  “And when they bring you to the congregations and rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you should say,

Luk 12:12  for the Set-apart Spirit shall teach you in that very hour what you should say.”

Luk 12:13  And someone from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, speak to my brother, to divide the inheritance with me.”

Luk 12:14  But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or divider over you?”

Luk 12:15  And He said to them, “Mind, and beware of greed, because one’s life does not consist in the excess of his possessions.”

Luk 12:16  He then spoke a parable to them, saying, “The land of a certain rich man yielded well.

Luk 12:17  “And he was reasoning within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, because I have no room to store my crops?’

Luk 12:18  “And he said, ‘I am going to do this: pull down my storehouses and build greater, and store all my crops and my goods there,

Luk 12:19  then say to myself, “Life, you have many goods laid up for many years, take your ease, eat, drink, rejoice.” ’

Luk 12:20  “But Elohim said to him, ‘You mindless one! This night your life shall be demanded from you. And who shall own what you have prepared?’

Luk 12:21  “So is he who is storing up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward Elohim.”

Luk 12:22  And He said to His taught ones, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you shall eat; nor about the body, what you shall put on.

Luk 12:23  “The life is more than the food, and the body is more than the clothing.

Luk 12:24  “Look at the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor granary, and Elohim feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds?

Luk 12:25  “And which of you by worrying is able to add one cubit to his life’s span?

Luk 12:26  “If then you are unable to do the least, why do you worry about the rest?

Luk 12:27  “Look at the lilies, how they grow. They neither toil nor spin, and I say to you, even Shelomoh in all his esteem was not dressed like one of these.

Luk 12:28  “And if Elohim so clothes the grass, which today exists in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more you, O you of little belief?

Luk 12:29  “And do not seek what you shall eat or what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying.

Luk 12:30  “For the gentiles of the world seek all these, and your Father knows that you need these.

Luk 12:31  “But seek the reign of Elohim, and all these shall be added to you.

Luk 12:32  “Do not fear, little flock, because your Father did delight to give you the reign.

Luk 12:33  “Sell your possessions and give in kindness. Make yourselves purses which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief does come near nor moth destroys.

Luk 12:34  “For where your treasure is, there your heart shall be also.

Luk 12:35  “Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning,

Luk 12:36  and be like men waiting for their master, when he shall return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they open to him immediately.

Luk 12:37  “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, shall find watching. Truly, I say to you that he shall gird himself and make them sit down to eat, and shall come and serve them.

Luk 12:38  “And if he comes in the second watch, or in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Luk 12:39  “And know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief comes, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.

Luk 12:40  “And you, then, be ready, for the Son of Aḏam is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

Luk 12:41  And Kĕpha said to Him, “Master, do You speak this parable to us, or also to all?”

Luk 12:42  And the Master said, “Who then is the trustworthy and wise manager, whom his master shall appoint over his household, to give the portion of food in due season?

Luk 12:43  “Blessed is that servant whom his master shall find so doing when he comes.

Luk 12:44  “Truly, I say to you that he shall appoint him over all his possessions.

Luk 12:45  “But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male servants and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk,

Luk 12:46  the master of that servant shall come on a day when he does not expect him, and at an hour that he does not know, and shall cut him in two and appoint his portion with the unbelievers.

Luk 12:47  “And that servant who knew his master’s desire, and did not prepare, nor did according to his desire, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Luk 12:48  “But he who did not know, yet did what deserved flogging, shall be beaten with few. And everyone to whom much is given, from him much shall be demanded. And to whom much has been entrusted, from him much more shall be asked.

Luk 12:49  “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

Luk 12:50  “But I have an immersion to be immersed with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!

Luk 12:51  “Do you think that I came to give peace on earth? I say to you, no, but rather division.

Luk 12:52  “For from now on five in one house shall be divided, three against two, and two against three –

Luk 12:53  father shall be divided against son, and son against father, mother against daughter, and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

Luk 12:54  And He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it is.

Luk 12:55  “And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There shall be hot weather,’ and it is.

Luk 12:56  “Hypocrites! You know to discern the face of the heaven and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?

Luk 12:57  “And why, also, do you not judge for yourselves what is right?

Luk 12:58  “For, as you go with your opponent to a ruler, try hard along the way to settle with him, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.

Luk 12:59  “I say to you, you shall certainly not leave there until you have paid even the last mite.”

Hebrews 3:1-19

Heb 3:1  Therefore, set-apart brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, closely consider the Emissary and High Priest of our confession, Messiah יהושע,

Heb 3:2  who was trustworthy to Him who appointed Him, as also Mosheh in all His house.

Heb 3:3  For this One has been deemed worthy of more esteem than Mosheh, as much as He who built the house enjoys more respect than the house.

Heb 3:4  For every house is built by someone, but He who built all is Elohim.

Heb 3:5  And Mosheh indeed was trustworthy in all His house as a servant, for a witness of what would be spoken later,

Heb 3:6  but Messiah as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the boldness and the boasting of the expectation firm to the end.

Heb 3:7  Therefore, as the Set-apart Spirit says, “Today, if you hear His voice,

Heb 3:8  do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of trial in the wilderness,

Heb 3:9  where your fathers tried Me, proved Me, and saw My works forty years.

Heb 3:10  “Therefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, and they have not known My ways.’

Heb 3:11  “As I swore in My wrath, ‘If they shall enter into My rest…’ ”

Footnote: 1Ps. 95:1-11.

Psa 95:1  Come, let us sing to יהוה! Let us raise a shout to the Rock of our deliverance.

Psa 95:2  Let us come before His face with thanksgiving; Let us raise a shout to Him in song.

Psa 95:3  For יהוה is a great Ěl, And a great Sovereign above all mighty ones.

Psa 95:4  In whose hand are the depths of the earth; The mountain peaks are His also.

Psa 95:5  His is the sea, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land.

Psa 95:6  Come, let us bow down and bend low, Let us kneel before יהוה our Maker.

Psa 95:7  For He is our Elohim, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice:

Psa 95:8  “Do not harden your hearts as in Meriḇah, And as in the day of Massah in the wilderness,

Psa 95:9  “When your fathers tried Me, Have proved Me, though they saw My work.

Psa 95:10  “For forty years I was grieved with that generation, And said, ‘They are a people who go astray in their hearts, And they do not know My ways.’

Psa 95:11  “As I swore in My wrath, ‘If they enter into My rest…’ ”

Heb 3:12  Look out, brothers, lest there be in any of you a wicked heart of unbelief in falling away from the living Elohim,

Heb 3:13  but encourage one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened by the deceivableness of sin.

Heb 3:14  For we have become partakers of Messiah if we hold fast the beginning of our trust firm to the end,

Heb 3:15  while it is said, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

Heb 3:16  For who, having heard, rebelled? Was it not all who came out of Mitsrayim, led by Mosheh?

Heb 3:17  And with whom was He grieved forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness?

Heb 3:18  And to whom did He swear that they would not enter into His rest, but to those who did not obey?

Heb 3:19  So we see that they were unable to enter in because of unbelief.

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׃