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Beit Midrash

Study of the Holy Word

Kedoshim | קדושים | “Holy”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Kedoshim, K’doshim, or Qedoshim (קְדֹשִׁים‎ — Hebrew for “holy ones,” the 14th word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 30th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the seventh in the Book of Leviticus. It constitutes Leviticus 19:1–20:27. The parashah is made up of 3,229 Hebrew letters, 868 Hebrew words, and 64 verses, and can occupy about 109 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה‎, Sefer Torah).

Jews generally read it in late April or 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, and 2024), parashah Kedoshim is read separately. In common years (for example, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2026), parashah Kedoshim is combined with the previous parashah, Acharei Mot, to help achieve the needed number of weekly readings. Some Conservative congregations substitute readings from part of the parashah, Leviticus 19, for the traditional reading of Leviticus 18 in the Yom Kippur Minchah service. And in the standard Reform High Holidays prayerbook (מחזור‎, machzor), Leviticus 19:1–4, 9–18, and 32–37 are the Torah readings for the afternoon Yom Kippur service.

Kodashim is also the name of the fifth order in the Mishnah, Tosefta, and Babylonian Talmud. The term “kedoshim” is sometimes also used to refer to the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, whom some call “kedoshim” because they fulfilled the mitzvah of Kiddush Hashem.

Torah: Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27

1st reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 19:1 – 19:14

Lev 19:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Lev 19:2  “Speak to all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘Be set-apart, for I יהוה your Elohim am set-apart.

Lev 19:3  ‘Each one of you should fear his mother and his father, and guard My Sabbaths. I am יהוה your Elohim.

Lev 19:4  ‘Do not turn to idols, and do not make for yourselves moulded mighty ones. I am יהוה your Elohim.

Lev 19:5  ‘And when you bring a peace offering to יהוה, bring it for your acceptance.

Lev 19:6  ‘It is eaten the same day you slaughter it, and on the next day. And that which is left on the third day is burned with fire.

Lev 19:7  ‘So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable, it is not accepted,

Lev 19:8  and he who eats it bears his crookedness, because he has profaned  אתthe set-apart offering of יהוה, and that being shall be cut off from his people.

Lev 19:9  ‘And when you reap את the harvest of your land, do not completely reap the corners of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.

Lev 19:10  ‘And do not glean your vineyard or gather every grape of your vineyard, leave them for the poor and the stranger. I am יהוה your Elohim.

Lev 19:11  ‘Do not steal, do not lie, do not deceive one another.

Lev 19:12  ‘And do not swear falsely by My Name and so profane  אהthe Name of your Elohim. I am יהוה.

Lev 19:13  ‘Do not oppressאה  your neighbour or rob him. The wages of him who is hired is not to remain with you all night until morning.

Lev 19:14  ‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling-block before the blind, but fear your Elohim. I am יהוה.

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 19:15 – 19:22

Lev 19:15  ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling. Do not be partial to the poor or favour the face of the great, but rightly rule your neighbour in righteousness.

Lev 19:16  ‘Do not go slandering among your people. Do not stand against the blood of your neighbour. I am יהוה.

Lev 19:17  ‘Do not hate your אה brother in your heart. Reprove your neighbour, for certain, and bear no sin because of him.

Lev 19:18  ‘Do not take vengeance or bear a grudge againstאה  the children of your people. And you shall love your neighbour as yourself. I am יהוה.

Lev 19:19  ‘Guard אה  My laws. Do not let your livestock mate with another kind. Do not sow your field with mixed seed. And do not put a garment woven of two sorts of thread upon you.

Lev 19:20  ‘And when a man has intercourse with a woman who is a female servant, engaged to a man, and who has not at all been ransomed nor redeemed, there should be an inquiry. But they are not put to death, because she was not free.

Lev 19:21  ‘And he shall bringאה  his guilt offering to יהוה, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, a ram as a guilt offering.

Lev 19:22  ‘And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the guilt offering before יהוה for his sin which he has done. And the sin which he has sinned shall be forgiven him.

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 19:23 – 19:32

Lev 19:23  ‘And when you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall reckon their fruit as uncircumcised. For three years it is as uncircumcised to you, it is not eaten.

Lev 19:24  ‘And in the fourth year all its fruit is set-apart – praises to יהוה.

Lev 19:25  ‘And in the fifth year you eat its fruit, so that it increases its yield to you. I am יהוה your Elohim.

Lev 19:26  ‘Do not eat meat with the blood. Do not practise divination or magic.

Lev 19:27  ‘Do not round the corner of your head, nor destroy the corner of your beard.

Lev 19:27  Ye shall notH3808 roundH5362 the cornersH6285 of your heads,H7218 neitherH3808 shalt thou marH7843 (H853) the cornersH6285 of thy beard.H2206

Lev 19:27  לאH3808  תקפוH5362  פאתH6285  ראשׁכםH7218  ולאH3808  תשׁחיתH7843  אתH853  פאתH6285  זקנך׃H2206  

H5362

נָקַף

nâqaph

naw-kaf’

A primitive root; to strike with more or less violence (beat, fell, corrode); by implication (of attack) to knock together, that is, surround or circulate: – compass (about, -ing), cut down, destroy, go round (about), inclose, round.

H7843

שָׁחַת

shâchath

shaw-khath’

A primitive root; to decay, that is, (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively): – batter, cast off, corrupt (-er, thing), destroy (-er, -uction), lose, mar, perish, spill, spoiler, X utterly, waste (-r).

This is different than what is found in Chapter 21.

Lev 21:4  ‘A leader does not defile himself among his people, to profane himself;

Lev 21:5  they do not make any bald place on their heads, and they do not shave the corner of their beard, and they do not make a cutting in their flesh.

Lev 21:4  But he shall notH3808 defile himself,H2930 being a chief manH1167 among his people,H5971 to profane himself.H2490

Lev 21:5  They shall notH3808 makeH7139 baldnessH7144 upon their head,H7218 neitherH3808 shall they shave offH1548 the cornerH6285 of their beard,H2206 norH3808 makeH8295 any cuttingsH8296 in their flesh.H1320

Lev 21:4  לאH3808  יטמאH2930  בעלH1167  בעמיוH5971  להחלו׃H2490  

Lev 21:5  לאH3808  יקרחהH7139  קרחהH7144  בראשׁםH7218  ופאתH6285  זקנםH2206  לאH3808  יגלחוH1548  ובבשׂרםH1320  לאH3808  ישׂרטוH8295  שׂרטת׃H8296  

H7144

קָרְחָא    קָרְחָה

qorchâh    qorchâ’

kor-khaw’, kor-khaw’

From H7139; baldness: – bald (-ness), X utterly.

H1548

גָּלַח

gâlach

gaw-lakh’

A primitive root; properly to be bald, that is, (causatively) to shave; figuratively to lay waste: – poll, shave (off).

Lev 19:28  ‘And do not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor put tattoo marks on you. I am יהוה.

Lev 19:29  ‘Do not prostitute אה your daughter by making her a whore, so that the land does not whore, and the land becomes filled with wickedness.

Lev 19:30  ‘Guard My Sabbaths and reverence My set-apart place. I am יהוה.

Lev 19:31  ‘Do not turn to mediums, and do not seek after spiritists to be defiled by them. I am יהוה your Elohim.

Lev 19:32  ‘Rise up before the grey-headed. And you shall favour the face of an old man, and shall fear your Elohim. I am יהוה.


It is extremely important to Yahweh and proper judicial order to honor the older, more mature people in our families and communities, Pr 16:31, Pr 20:29.

Pro 16:31  Grey hair is a crown of adorning, It is found in the way of righteousness.

Pro 20:29  The comeliness of young men is their strength, And the splendour of old men is their grey hair.

4th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 19:33 – 19:37

Lev 19:33  ‘And when a stranger sojourns with you in your land, do not oppress him.

Lev 19:34  ‘Let the stranger who dwells among you be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself. For you were strangers in the land of Mitsrayim. I am יהוה your Elohim.

Lev 19:35  ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling, in measurement of length, in weight, or in measuring liquids.

Lev 19:36  ‘Have right scales, right weights, a right ĕphah, and a right hin. I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim.

Lev 19:37  ‘And you shall guard אה all My laws and all My right-rulings, and do them. I am יהוה.’ ”

5th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 20:01 – 20:7

Lev 20:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Lev 20:2  “Say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘Any man of the children of Yisra’ĕl, or of the strangers who sojourn in Yisra’ĕl, who gives any of his offspring to Moleḵ, shall certainly be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones.

Lev 20:3  ‘And I, I shall set My face against that man, and shall cut him off from the midst of his people, because he has given of his offspring to Moleḵ, so as to defile My set-apart place and to profane My set-apart Name.

Lev 20:4  ‘And if the people of the land at all hide their eyes from the man, as he gives any of his offspring to Moleḵ, and they do not kill him,

Lev 20:5  then I shall set My face against that man and against his clan, and shall cut him off – and all who go whoring after him, even go whoring after Moleḵ – from the midst of their people.

Lev 20:6  ‘And the being who turns to mediums, and to spiritists, to go whoring after them, I shall set My face against that being and cut him off from the midst of his people.

Lev 20:7  ‘And you shall set yourselves apart, and shall be set-apart, for I am יהוה your Elohim,

6th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 20:8 – 20:22

Lev 20:8  and you shall guard My laws and do them. I am יהוה, who sets you apart.

Lev 20:9  ‘For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall certainly be put to death – he has cursed his father or his mother, his blood is on him.

Lev 20:10  ‘And a man who commits adultery with the wife of another man, who commits adultery with the wife of his neighbour: the adulterer and the adulteress shall certainly be put to death.

Lev 20:11  ‘And a man who lies with the wife of his father has uncovered the nakedness of his father, both of them shall certainly be put to death, their blood is upon them.

Lev 20:12  ‘And a man who lies with his daughter-in-law: both of them shall certainly be put to death, they have made confusion, their blood is upon them.

Lev 20:13  ‘And a man who lies with a male as he lies with a woman: both of them have done an abomination, they shall certainly be put to death, their blood is upon them.

Lev 20:14  ‘And a man who marries a woman and her mother: it is wickedness, they are burned with fire, both he and they, that there be no wickedness in your midst.

Lev 20:15  ‘And a man who has intercourse with a beast: he shall certainly be put to death, and the beast you kill.

Lev 20:16  ‘And a woman who approaches any beast and mates with it: you shall kill the woman and the beast, they shall certainly be put to death, their blood is upon them.

Lev 20:17  ‘And a man who takes his sister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, and sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness: it is wickedness, and they shall be cut off before the eyes of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness, he bears his crookedness.

Lev 20:18  ‘And a man who lies with a woman during her sickness and uncovers her nakedness: he has laid bare her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood, both of them shall be cut off from the midst of their people.

Lev 20:19  ‘And do not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister nor of your father’s sister, for that is laying bare one’s own flesh, they bear their crookedness.

Lev 20:20  ‘And a man who lies with his uncle’s wife: he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness, they bear their sin, they die childless.

Lev 20:21  ‘And a man who takes his brother’s wife: it is uncleanness, he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness, they are childless.

Lev 20:22  ‘And you shall guard all My laws and all My right-rulings, and do them, so that the land where I am bringing you to dwell does not vomit you out.

7th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 20:23 – 20:27

Lev 20:23  ‘And do not walk in the laws of the nation which I am driving out before you, for they do all these, and therefore I loathed them.

Lev 20:24  ‘But I say to you, “You are going to possess their land, and I Myself give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am יהוה your Elohim, who has separated you from the peoples.

Lev 20:25  ‘And you shall make a distinction between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean birds and clean. And do not make yourselves abominable by beast or by bird, or whatever creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

Lev 20:26  ‘And you shall be set-apart to Me, for I יהוה am set-apart, and have separated you from the peoples to be Mine.

Is this a command or a promise? Maybe both!

Lev 20:27  ‘And a man or a woman in whom there is a medium, or who are spiritists, shall certainly be put to death, they are to stone them with stones. Their blood is upon them.’ ”


Prophets: Ezekiel 20:1-20

Eze 20:1  And it came to be in the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth of the month, that certain of the elders of Yisra’ĕl came to inquire of יהוה, and sat before me.

Eze 20:2  And the word of יהוה came to me, saying,

Eze 20:3  “Son of man, speak to the elders of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “Have you come to inquire of Me? As I live, I am not being inquired of by you,” declares the Master יהוה.’

Eze 20:4  “Judge them, son of man, judge them! Make known to them the abominations of their fathers.

Eze 20:5  “And you shall say to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “On the day when I chose Yisra’ĕl and lifted My hand in an oath to the seed of the house of Yaʽaqoḇ, and made Myself known to them in the land of Mitsrayim, I lifted My hand in an oath to them, saying, ‘I am יהוה your Elohim.’

Eze 20:6  “On that day I lifted My hand in an oath to them, to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim into a land that I had searched out for them, flowing with milk and honey, the splendour of all lands.

Eze 20:7  “And I said to them, ‘Each one of you, throw away the abominations which are before his eyes, and do not defile yourselves with the idols of Mitsrayim! I am יהוה your Elohim.’

Eze 20:8  “But they rebelled against Me, and would not obey Me. All of them did not throw away the abominations which were before their eyes, nor did they forsake the idols of Mitsrayim. So I resolved to pour out My wrath on them to complete My displeasure against them in the midst of the land of Mitsrayim.

Eze 20:9  “But I acted for My Name’s sake, that it should not be profaned before the eyes of the gentiles among whom they were – before whose eyes I had made Myself known to them, to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim.

Eze 20:10  “So I took them out of the land of Mitsrayim, and I brought them into the wilderness.

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.

Exo 31:13  “And you, speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign1 between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, יהוה, am setting you apart.

Exo 31:14  ‘And you shall guard the Sabbath, for it is set-apart to you. Everyone who profanes it shall certainly be put to death, for anyone who does work on it, that being shall be cut off from among his people.

Exo 31:15  ‘Six days work is done, and on the seventh is a Sabbath of rest, set-apart to יהוה. Everyone doing work on the Sabbath day shall certainly be put to death.

Exo 31:16  ‘And the children of Yisra’ĕl shall guard the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant.

Exo 31:17  ‘Between Me and the children of Yisra’ĕl it is a sign forever. For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’ ”

Footnote: 1The only sign of יהוה setting us apart, the only sign of the everlasting covenant, is His Sabbaths, one of them being the seventh day Sabbath. This is repeated in Ezek. 20:12 & 20.

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 20:15  “And I Myself also lifted My hand in an oath to them in the wilderness, not to bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, the splendour of all lands,

Eze 20:16  because they rejected My right-rulings and did not walk in My laws, and they profaned My Sabbaths. For their heart went after their idols.

Eze 20:17  “And My eye pardoned them, from destroying them. And I did not make an end of them in the wilderness.

Eze 20:18  “And I said to their children in the wilderness, ‘Do not walk in the laws of your fathers, nor observe their rulings, nor defile yourselves with their idols.

Eze 20:19  ‘I am יהוה your Elohim. Walk in My laws, and guard My right-rulings, and do them.

Eze 20:20  ‘And set apart My Sabbaths, and they shall be a sign between Me and you, to know that I am יהוה your Elohim.’

Amos 9:7-15

Amo 9:7  “Are you not like the people of Kush to Me, O children of Yisra’ĕl?” declares יהוה. “Did I not bring up Yisra’ĕl from the land of Mitsrayim, and the Philistines from Kaphtor, and Aram from Qir?

Amo 9:8  “Look, the eyes of the Master יהוה are on the sinful reign1, and I shall destroy it from the face of the earth, except that, I do not completely destroy the house of Yaʽaqoḇ,” declares יהוה. Footnote: 1Isa. 34:2, Jer. 30:11, Jer. 46:28, Dan. 2:44, Zeph. 3:8, Hag. 2:22, Lk. 4:5-6.

Amo 9:9  “For look, I am commanding, and I shall sift the house of Yisra’ĕl among all the gentiles, as one sifts1 with a sieve, yet not a grain falls to the ground. Footnote: 1Or Shake – shakes.

Amo 9:10  “All the sinners of My people are going to die by the sword, those who are saying, ‘Evil does not overtake us nor meet us.’

Amo 9:11  “In that day I shall raise up the booth of Dawiḏ which has fallen down. And I shall repair its breaches and raise up its ruins. And I shall build it as in the days of old,

Amo 9:12  so that they possess the remnant of Eḏom1, and all the gentiles on whom My Name is called2,” declares יהוה who does this. Footnotes: 1The vowels which the Massoretes added later on makes this read Eom, but it was probably a mistake. It should be Aam, meaning mankind. 2Acts 15:16-17.

Amo 9:13  “Look, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “that the ploughman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed. And the mountains shall drip new wine, and all the hills melt.

Amo 9:14  “And I shall turn back the captivity of My people Yisra’ĕl. And they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them. And they shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them, and shall make gardens and eat their fruit.

Amo 9:15  “And I shall plant them on their own soil, and not uproot them any more from their own soil I have given them,” said יהוה your Elohim!

Isaiah 29:1-24

Isa 29:1  Woe to Ari’ĕl, to Ari’ĕl, the city where Dawiḏ dwelt! Add year to year, let festivals come around.

Isa 29:2  “And I shall distress Ari’ĕl, and there shall be mourning and sorrow, and it shall be to Me as Ari’ĕl.

Isa 29:3  “And I shall encamp against you all around, I shall lay siege against you with a mound, and I shall raise siege-works against you.

Isa 29:4  “And you shall be brought low and speak out of the ground, and your speech shall be low, out of the dust. And your voice shall be like a medium’s, out of the ground, and your speech whisper out of the dust.

Isa 29:5  “But the crowd of those strange to you shall be like fine dust, and the crowd of the ruthless ones as chaff blowing away. And it shall be in an instant, suddenly!”

Isa 29:6  You shall be visited by יהוה of hosts with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and storm, and flame of devouring fire.

Isa 29:7  Then the crowd of all the gentiles who fight against Ari’ĕl, even all who fight against her and her stronghold, and distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.

Isa 29:8  And it shall be as when a hungry man dreams, and see, he eats; but he awakes, and his being is empty; or as when a thirsty man dreams, and see, he drinks; but he awakes, and see, he is faint, and his being is longing. Thus shall the crowd of all the gentiles be who fight against Mount Tsiyon.

Isa 29:9  Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

Isa 29:10  For יהוה has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, the prophets. And He has covered your heads, the seers.

Isa 29:11  And the entire vision is to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men give to one who knows books, saying, “Read this, please.” And he said, “I am unable, for it is sealed.”

Isa 29:12  And the book is given to one who does not know books, saying, “Read this, please.” And he said, “I have not known books.”

Isa 29:13  And יהוה says, “Because this people has drawn near with its mouth, and with its lips they have esteemed Me, and it has kept its heart far from Me, and their fear of Me has become a command of men that is taught1! Footnote: 1Mt. 15:8-9, Mk. 7:6-7.

Isa 29:14  “Therefore, see, I am again doing a marvellous work among this people, a marvellous work and a wonder. And the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their clever men shall be hidden.”

Isa 29:15  Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from יהוה, and their works are in the dark; they say, “Who sees us?” and, “Who knows us?”

Isa 29:16  How perverse of you! Should the potter be reckoned as the clay? Should what is made say of its Maker, “He did not make me”? And what is formed say of Him who formed it, “He did not understand”?

Isa 29:17  Is it not yet a little while, and Leḇanon shall be turned into garden land, and garden land be reckoned as a forest?

Isa 29:18  And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of gloom, and out of darkness.

Isa 29:19  And the meek ones shall increase their joy in יהוה, and the poor among men rejoice in the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl.

Isa 29:20  For the ruthless one is brought to naught, the scorner is consumed, and all who watch for evil shall be cut off,

Isa 29:21  those who make a man to sin in word, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and turn aside the righteous with empty reasoning.

Isa 29:22  Therefore thus said יהוה, who ransomed Aḇraham, concerning the house of Yaʽaqoḇ, “Yaʽaqoḇ is no longer put to shame, no longer does his face grow pale.

Isa 29:23  “For when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, they shall set apart My Name, and set apart the Set-apart One of Yaʽaqoḇ, and fear the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl.

Isa 29:24  “And those who went astray in spirit shall come to understanding, and the grumblers accept instruction.”


Brit Hadasha

Matthew 19:16-30

Mat 19:16  And see, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good shall I do to have everlasting life?”

Mat 19:17  And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One – Elohim. But if you wish to enter into life, guard the commands.”1 Footnote:1See Lk. 10:28, John 12:50, Rev. 22:14.

Mat 19:18  He said to Him, “Which?” And יהושע said, “ ‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’

Mat 19:19  ‘Respect your father and your mother,’ and ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ ”

Mat 19:20  The young man said to Him, “All these I have watched over from my youth, what do I still lack?”

Mat 19:21  יהושע said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven. And come, follow Me.”

Mat 19:22  And when the young man heard the word, he went away sad, because he had many possessions.

Mat 19:23  And יהושע said to His taught ones, “Truly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter into the reign of the heavens.

Mat 19:24  And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the reign of Elohim.”

Mat 19:25  And when His taught ones heard it, they were very astonished, saying, “Who then is able to be saved?”

Mat 19:26  And looking intently יהושע said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with Elohim all is possible.”

Mat 19:27  Then Kĕpha answering, said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. What then shall we have?”

Mat 19:28  And יהושע said to them, “Truly I say to you, when the Son of Aḏam sits on the throne of His esteem, you who have followed Me in the rebirth, shall also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Yisra’ĕl.

Mat 19:29  “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My Name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

Mat 19:30  “But many who are first shall be last, and the last first.

Mark 12:28-34

Mar 12:28  And one of the scribes coming near, hearing them reasoning together, knowing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first command of all?”

Mar 12:29  And יהושע answered him, “The first of all the commands is, ‘Hear, O Yisra’ĕl, יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one.

Mar 12:30  ‘And you shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first command.

Mar 12:31  “And the second, like it, is this, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other command greater than these.”

Mar 12:32  And the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one Elohim, and there is no other besides Him.

Mar 12:33  “And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the being, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbour as oneself, is more than all the burnt offerings and offerings.”

Mar 12:34  And when יהושע saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the reign of Elohim.” And after that no one was bold enough to question Him.

Luke 10:25-37

Luk 10:25  And see, a certain one learned in the Torah stood up, trying Him, and saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit everlasting life?”

Luk 10:26  And He said to him, “What has been written in the Torah? How do you read it?”

Luk 10:27  And he answering, said, “ ‘You shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbour as yourself.’ ”

Luk 10:28  And He said to him, “You have answered rightly. Do this and you shall live.”1 Footnote: 1Mt. 19:17.

Luk 10:29  But he, wishing to declare himself righteous, said to יהושע, “And who is my neighbour?”

Luk 10:30  And replying, יהושע said, “A certain man was going down from Yerushalayim to Yeriḥo, and fell among robbers, who, both stripping and beating him, went away, leaving him half dead.

Luk 10:31  “And by a coincidence a certain priest was going down that way. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Luk 10:32  “And likewise a Lĕwite also, when he came to the place, and seeing, passed by on the other side.

Luk 10:33  “But a certain Shomeronite, journeying, came upon him. And when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

Luk 10:34  and he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. And having placed him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn, and looked after him.

Luk 10:35  “And going out on the next day, he took out two pieces of silver, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Look after him, and whatever more you spend I shall repay you when I return.’

Luk 10:36  “Who, then, of these three, do you think, was neighbour1 to him who fell among the robbers?” Footnote: 1Mt. 17:18.

Luk 10:37  And he said, “He who showed compassion on him.” Then יהושע said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Romans 13:1-14

Rom 13:1  Let every being be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from Elohim, and the authorities that exist are appointed by Elohim.

Rom 13:2  So he who opposes the authority withstands the institution of Elohim, and those who withstand shall bring judgment on themselves.

Rom 13:3  For those ruling are an object of fear, not to good works, but to evil. Do you wish to be not afraid of the authority? Do the good, and you shall have praise from it,

Rom 13:4  for it is a servant of Elohim to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid, for it does not bear the sword in vain. For it is a servant of Elohim, a revenger to execute wrath on him who practises evil.

Rom 13:5  Therefore, it is necessary to be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of the conscience.

Rom 13:6  For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are servants of Elohim attending continually to these duties.

Rom 13:7  Render therefore to all what is due to them: tax to whom tax is due, toll to whom toll, fear to whom fear, respect to whom respect.

Rom 13:8  Owe no one any matter except to love one another, for he who loves another has filled the Torah.

Rom 13:9  For this, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other command, is summed up in this word, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”

Rom 13:10  Love does no evil to a neighbour. Therefore, love is completion of the Torah.

Rom 13:11  And do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for us to wake up from sleep, for now our deliverance is nearer than when we did believe.

Rom 13:12  The night is far advanced, the day has come near. So let us put off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Rom 13:13  Let us walk becomingly, as in the day, not in wild parties and drunkenness, not in living together and indecencies, not in fighting and envy,

Rom 13:14  but put on the Master יהושע Messiah, and make no provision for the lusts of the flesh.

Galatians 5:13-26

Gal 5:13  For you, brothers, have been called to freedom, only do not use freedom as an occasion for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Gal 5:14  For the entire Torah is completed in one word, in this, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”

Gal 5:15  And if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!

Gal 5:16  And I say: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not accomplish the lust of the flesh.

Gal 5:17  For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. And these are opposed to each other, so that you do not do what you desire to do.

Gal 5:18  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under Torah.

Gal 5:19  And the works of the flesh are well-known, which are these: adultery,1 whoring, uncleanness, indecency, Footnote: 1Only Textus Receptus contains adultery.

Gal 5:20  idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,

Gal 5:21  envy, murders, drunkenness, wild parties, and the like – of which I forewarn you, even as I also said before, that those who practise such as these shall not inherit the reign of Elohim.1 Footnote: 11 Cor. 6:10.

Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness,

Gal 5:23  gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no Torah.

Gal 5:24  And those who are of Messiah have impaled the flesh with its passions and the desires.

Gal 5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Gal 5:26  Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Hebrews 9:11-28

Heb 9:11  But Messiah, having become a High Priest of the coming good matters, through the greater and more perfect Tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation,

Heb 9:12  entered into the Most Set-apart Place once for all, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood, having obtained everlasting redemption.

Heb 9:13  For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the defiled, sets apart for the cleansing of the flesh,

Heb 9:14  how much more shall the blood of the Messiah, who through the everlasting Spirit offered Himself unblemished to Elohim, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living Elohim?

Heb 9:15  And because of this He is the Mediator of a renewed covenant, so that, death having taken place for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, those who are called might receive the promise of the everlasting inheritance.

Heb 9:16  For where a covenant is, it is necessary for the death of the covenanted one to be established.

Heb 9:17  For a covenant over those dead is firm, since it is never valid while the covenanted one is living.

Heb 9:18  Therefore not even the first covenant was instituted without blood.

Heb 9:19  For when, according to Torah, every command had been spoken by Mosheh to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,

Heb 9:20  saying, “This is the blood of the covenant which Elohim commanded you.”

Heb 9:21  And in the same way he sprinkled with blood both the Tent and all the vessels of the service.

Heb 9:22  And, according to the Torah, almost all is cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Heb 9:23  It was necessary, then, that the copies of the heavenly ones should be cleansed with these, but the heavenly ones themselves with better slaughter offerings than these.

Heb 9:24  For Messiah has not entered into a Set-apart Place made by hand – figures of the true – but into the heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of Elohim on our behalf,

Heb 9:25  not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters into the Set-apart Place year by year with blood not his own.

Heb 9:26  For if so, He would have had to suffer often, since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the offering of Himself.

Heb 9:27  And as it awaits men to die once, and after this the judgment,

Heb 9:28  so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time, apart from sin, to those waiting for Him, unto deliverance.

James 2:1-9

Jas 2:1  My brothers, do not hold the belief of our Master יהושע Messiah, the Master of esteem, with partiality.

Jas 2:2  For if there should come into your meeting a man with gold rings, in a splendid robe, and there should also come in a poor one dressed in rags,

Jas 2:3  and you pay attention to the one wearing the splendid robe and say to him, “You sit here in a good place,” and say to the poor one, “You stand there,” or, “Sit here by my feet,”

Jas 2:4  have you not discriminated among yourselves, and become judges with wicked thoughts?

Jas 2:5  Listen, my beloved brothers: Has Elohim not chosen the poor of this world, rich in belief and heirs of the reign which He promised to those who love Him?

Jas 2:6  But you have shown disrespect towards the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?

Jas 2:7  Do they not blaspheme that good Name by which you are called?

Jas 2:8  If you truly accomplish the sovereign law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself,” you do well,

Jas 2:9  but if you show partiality, you commit sin, being found guilty by the Torah as transgressors.

1 Peter 1:13-16

1Pe 1:13  Therefore, having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, set your expectation perfectly upon the favour that is to be brought to you at the revelation of יהושע Messiah,

1Pe 1:14  as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts in your ignorance,

1Pe 1:15  instead, as the One who called you is set-apart, so you also should become set-apart in all behaviour,

1Pe 1:16  because it has been written, “Be set-apart, for I am set-apart.”

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׃  

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

H3725

כִּפֻּר

kippûr

kip-poor’

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

H3722

כָּפַר

kâphar

kaw-far’

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.

H5799
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.

Witnesses

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׃  

Metzora | מצורע | “Leper”

שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃

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

Last week’s Parshah described the signs of the metzora (commonly mistranslated as “leper”)—a person afflicted by a spiritual malady which places him or her in a state of ritual impurity. This week’s Torah reading begins by detailing how the recovered metzora is purified by the kohen (priest) with a special procedure involving two birds, spring water in an earthen vessel, a piece of cedar wood, a scarlet thread and a bundle of hyssop.

A home can also be afflicted with tzaraat by the appearance of dark red or green patches on its walls. In a process lasting as long as nineteen days, a kohen determines if the house can be purified, or whether it must be demolished.

Ritual impurity is also engendered through a seminal or other discharge in a man, and menstruation or other discharge of blood in a woman, necessitating purification through immersion in a mikvah.

A Metzora is a person who has tzaraat. This person is impure and has to leave the camp (or city) and wait there until the tzaraat goes away. When the kohen visits him outside of the camp and sees that he no longer has tzaraat, he does a special procedure with two birds, spring water, a cedar stick, a strip of red wool, and a bundle of the herb hyssop. Then the person washes his clothing, shaves his hair and immerses in the mikvah. He is now purified and may return to the camp.

Houses can also be afflicted with tzaraat, and again it is the kohen’s job to identify it. If he detects tzaraat in the walls of the house, he locks up the house and it is left alone for seven days. If the tzaraat then disappears, the house is fine, but if nothing happens, or if the tzaraat has spread, the afflicted stones are removed and replaced, the walls are replastered, and the house is locked up for another seven days. If after the second week the kohen sees that the tzaraat has spread, he declares the the house tameh and it is burned or destroyed.

Garments can also be afflicted with tzaraat. The treatment of an afflicted garment is similar to that of a house.

The end of the parshah discusses three other types of impurity, and how someone can be purified from each one.

What is Lashon Hara?


In general terms, lashon hara (לָשׁוֹן הָרָה) means “the evil tongue,” but it should not be understood exclusively as saying slanderous things about others or using profanity (though that is certainly included in the concept). No, lashon hara means saying something bad about another person even if it happens to be true. In other words, lashon hara is gossip, spreading evil (even if true) reports, or expressing a critical spirit about others. Such behavior is explicitly forbidden in Lev. 19:16.

Of course there are times when a person is obligated to speak out, even though the information is disparaging (for example, while testifying under oath, speaking “righteous judgment (John 7:24), and so on). Indeed, sometimes it is the mark of a coward to refrain from speaking the truth when it is needed. However, the practice of being motzi ra (someone who speaks evil) is related to the status of metzora, the one who is afflicted with tzara’at, and therefore many of the Jewish sages have made the connection between the sin of lashon hara and the unclean condition known as tzara’at.

According to midrash, the first person to get tzara’at was Moses himself. When the LORD told Moses that he wanted to rescue Israel from bondage in Egypt, Moses told God, “they won’t believe that You have sent me!” The LORD then told Moses to put his out his hand and it turned white with tzara’at.

Pro 21:23  Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Guards his life from distresses.

Mat 12:34  “Brood of adders! How are you able to speak what is good – being wicked? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

Mat 12:35  “The good man brings forth what is good from the good treasures of his heart, and the wicked man brings forth what is wicked from the wicked treasure.

Mat 12:36  “And I say to you that for every idle word men speak, they shall give an account of it in the day of judgment.

Mat 12:37  “For by your words you shall be declared righteous, and by your words you shall be declared unrighteous.”

Torah: Leviticus 14:1 – 15:33

Lev 14:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Lev 14:2  “This shall be the Torah of the leper for the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest,

Lev 14:3  and the priest shall go out of the camp, and the priest shall look and see, if the leprosy is healed in the leper,

Lev 14:4  then the priest shall command, and he shall take for him who is to be cleansed two live and clean birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.

Lev 14:5  “And the priest shall command, and he shall kill את one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.

Lev 14:6  “Let him take את the live bird and the cedar wood and the scarlet and the hyssop, and dip them and the live bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water.

Lev 14:7  “And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the live bird loose in the open field.

Lev 14:8  “And he who is to be cleansed shall wash his garments, and shall shave off all his hair and wash himself in water, and shall be clean. Then after that he comes into the camp, but shall stay outside his tent seven days.

Lev 14:9  “And on the seventh day it shall be that he shaves all the hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shaves off. And he shall wash his garments and wash his body in water, and shall be clean.

Lev 14:10  “And on the eighth day he takes two male lambs, perfect ones, and one ewe lamb a year old, a perfect one, and three-tenths of an ĕphah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, and one log of oil.

Lev 14:11  “And the priest who is cleansing shall present את the man who is to be cleansed, with these offerings, before יהוה, at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

Luk 5:12  And it came to be when He was in a certain city, that see, a man covered with leprosy saw יהושע. And he fell on his face and begged Him, saying, “Master, if You desire, You are able to cleanse me.”

Luk 5:13  And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I desire it. Be cleansed.” And immediately the leprosy left him.

Act 6:7  And the Word of Elohim spread, and the number of the taught ones increased greatly in Yerushalayim, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the belief.

Lev 14:12  “And the priest shall take את one male lamb and bring it as a guilt offering, and the log of oil, and wave them as a wave offering before יהוה.

Lev 14:13  “And he shall slaughter את the lamb in the place where he slaughters the sin offering and the burnt offering, in a set-apart place. For the guilt offering, like the sin offering, belongs to the priest. It is most set-apart.

Lev 14:14  “And the priest shall take some of the blood of the guilt offering, and the priest shall put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.

Lev 14:15  “And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand.

Lev 14:16  “And the priest את shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven times before יהוה.

Lev 14:17  “And of the rest of the oil in his hand, the priest puts some on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the blood of the guilt offering.

Lev 14:18  “And the rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he puts on the head of him who is to be cleansed. And the priest shall make atonement for him before יהוה.

Lev 14:19  “And the priest את shall make the sin offering, and make atonement for him who is to be cleansed from his uncleanness. Then afterwards he slaughters the burnt offering.

Lev 14:20  “And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the grain offering on the altar. And the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean.

Lev 14:21  “But if he is poor and is unable to afford it, then he shall take one male lamb as a guilt offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, and one-tenth of an ĕphah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, and a log of oil,

Lev 14:22  and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, such as he is able to afford, and one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

Lev 14:23  “And he shall bring them to the priest on the eighth day for his cleansing, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, before יהוה.

Lev 14:24  “And the priest shall take את the lamb of the guilt offering and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them as a wave offering before יהוה.

Lev 14:25  “And he shall slaughter את the lamb of the guilt offering, and the priest shall take some of the blood of the guilt offering and put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.

Lev 14:26  “Then the priest pours some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand.

Lev 14:27  “And the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before יהוה.

Lev 14:28  “And the priest shall put some of the oil that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and on the thumb of the right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the guilt offering.

Lev 14:29  “And the rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he puts on the head of him who is to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before יהוה.

Lev 14:30  “And he shall prepare את one of the turtledoves or young pigeons, such as he is able to afford,

Lev 14:31  that which he is able to afford, the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, with the grain offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him who is to be cleansed before יהוה.

Lev 14:32  “This is the Torah for one who had an infection of leprosy, who is unable to afford for his cleansing.”

Lev 14:33  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, saying,

Lev 14:34  “When you come into the land of Kenaʽan, which I am giving you as a possession, and I put a plague of leprosy in a house in the land of your possession,

Lev 14:35  then shall the one who owns the house come and inform the priest, saying, ‘It seems to me that there is some plague in the house.’

Lev 14:36  “And the priest shall command, and they shall empty the house, before the priest goes in to look at the plague, so that all that is in the house is not made unclean. And after that the priest goes in to look at the house.

Lev 14:37  “And he shall look at the plague and see, if the plague is on the walls of the house with sunken places, greenish or reddish, which appear to be deep in the wall,

Lev 14:38  then the priest shall go out of the house, to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days.

Lev 14:39  “And the priest shall come again on the seventh day and look and see, if the plague has spread on the walls of the house,

Lev 14:40  then the priest shall command, and they shall remove the stones with the plague in them, and they shall throw them outside the city, into an unclean place,

Lev 14:41  while he lets the house be scraped inside, all around, and the dust that they scrape off they shall pour out in an unclean place outside the city.

Lev 14:42  “And they shall take other stones and put them in the place of those stones, and take other mortar and plaster the house.

Lev 14:43  “And if the plague comes back and breaks out in the house, after he has removed the stones, after he has scraped the house, and after it is plastered,

Lev 14:44  then the priest shall come and look and see, if the plague has spread in the house, it is an active leprosy in the house, it is unclean.

Lev 14:45  “And he shall break down the house, its stones, and its timber, and all the plaster of the house, and he shall bring them outside the city to an unclean place.

Lev 14:46  “And he who goes into the house, all the days while it is shut up, becomes unclean until evening.

Lev 14:47  “And he who lies down in the house has to wash his garments, and he who eats in the house has to wash his garments.

Lev 14:48  “However, if the priest indeed comes in and looks at it and sees that the plague has not spread in the house after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

Lev 14:49  “And to cleanse the house, he shall take two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.

Lev 14:50  “And he shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water,

Lev 14:51  and he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the live bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird and in the running water, and shall sprinkle the house seven times.

Lev 14:52  “He shall thus cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and the running water and the live bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet,

Lev 14:53  and he shall let the live bird loose outside the city in the open field, and shall make atonement for the house, and it shall be clean.

Lev 14:54  “This is the Torah for any infection of leprosy, and eruption,

Lev 14:55  and for leprosy of a garment, and of a house,

Lev 14:56  and for a swelling, and for a scab, and for a bright spot,

Lev 14:57  to teach when it is unclean and when it is clean. This is the Torah of leprosy.”

Lev 15:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, saying,

Lev 15:2  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When any man has a discharge from his flesh, his discharge is unclean.

Lev 15:3  ‘And this is his uncleanness in regard to his discharge; whether his flesh runs with his discharge, or his flesh is stopped up by his discharge, it is his uncleanness.

Lev 15:4  ‘Any bed becomes unclean on which he who has the discharge lies, and any object on which he sits becomes unclean.

Lev 15:5  ‘And anyone who touches his bed has to wash his garments, and shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:6  ‘And he who sits on any object on which he who has the discharge sat, has to wash his garments, and shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:7  ‘And he who touches the flesh of him who has the discharge has to wash his garments, and shall bathe in water, and shall be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:8  ‘And when he who has the discharge spits on him who is clean, then he shall wash his garments, and shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:9  ‘Any saddle on which he who has the discharge rides becomes unclean.

Lev 15:10  ‘And whoever touches any of that which was under him is unclean until evening. And he who is carrying them up has to wash his garments, and shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:11  ‘And anyone whom he who has the discharge touches without rinsing his hands in water, shall wash his garments and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:12  ‘And the earthen vessel which he who has the discharge touches has to be broken, and every wooden vessel has to be rinsed in water.

Lev 15:13  ‘And when he who has a discharge is cleansed of his discharge, then he shall count for himself seven days for his cleansing, and shall wash his garments, and shall bathe his flesh in running water, and be clean.

Lev 15:14  ‘And on the eighth day he takes for himself two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and shall come before יהוה, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall give them to the priest.

Lev 15:15  ‘And the priest shall prepare them, the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him before יהוה because of his discharge.

Lev 15:16  ‘And when a man has an emission of semen, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:17  ‘And any garment and any leather on which there is semen, shall also be washed with water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:18  ‘And when a woman lies with a man, and there is an emission of semen, they both shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:19  ‘And when a woman has a discharge, and the discharge from her flesh is blood, she has to be in her separation for seven days. And whoever touches her is unclean until evening.

Lev 15:20  ‘And whatever she lies on during her separation is unclean. And whatever she sits on is unclean.

Lev 15:21  ‘And anyone who touches her bed has to wash his garments, and shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:22  ‘And whoever touches any object that she sat on has to wash his garments, and shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:23  ‘And if it is on the bed or on any object on which she sits, when he touches it, he is unclean until evening.

Lev 15:24  ‘And if any man lies with her at all, and her monthly flow is on him, he shall be unclean seven days. And any bed he lies on is unclean.

Lev 15:25  ‘And when a woman has a discharge of blood for many days, other than at the time of her monthly separation, or when she discharges beyond her usual time of monthly separation, all the days of her unclean discharge shall be as the days of her monthly separation. She is unclean.

Lev 15:26  ‘Any bed on which she lies all the days of her discharge is to her as the bed of her monthly separation. And whatever she sits on is unclean, as the uncleanness of her monthly separation.

Lev 15:27  ‘And anyone who touches them is unclean, and shall wash his garments, and shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:28  ‘But if she is cleansed of her discharge, then she shall count for herself seven days, and after that she is clean.

Lev 15:29  ‘And on the eighth day she takes for herself two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and shall bring them to the priest, to the door of the Tent of Meeting.

Lev 15:30  ‘And the priest shall prepare את the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, and the priest shall make atonement for her before יהוה for the discharge of her uncleanness.

Lev 15:31  ‘Thus you shall separate את the children of Yisra’ĕl from their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness when they defile את My Dwelling Place which is in their midst.

Lev 15:32  ‘This is the Torah for one who has a discharge, and for him who emits semen and is unclean thereby,

Lev 15:33  and for her who is sick in her monthly separation, and for one who has a discharge, either man or woman, and for him who lies with an unclean woman.’ ”

Isa 1:1  The vision of Yeshayahu son of Amots, which he saw concerning Yehuḏah and Yerushalayim in the days of Uzziyahu, Yotham, Aḥaz, Ḥizqiyahu – sovereigns of Yehuḏah.

Isa 1:2  Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth! For יהוה has spoken, “I have reared and brought up children, but they have transgressed against Me.

Isa 1:3  An ox knows its owner and a donkey its master’s crib – Yisra’ĕl does not know, My people have not understood.”

Isa 1:4  Alas, sinning nation, a people loaded with crookedness, a seed of evil-doers, sons acting corruptly! They have forsaken יהוה, they have provoked the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl, they went backward.

Isa 1:5  Why should you be beaten any more? You continue in apostasy! All the head is sick, and all the heart faints.

Isa 1:6  From the sole of the foot, to the head, there is no soundness in it – wounds and bruises and open sores; they have not been closed or bound up, or soothed with ointment.

Isa 1:7  Your land is laid waste, your cities are burned with fire, strangers devour your land in your presence. And it is laid waste, as overthrown by strangers.

Isa 1:8  And the daughter of Tsiyon is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a hut in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

Isa 1:9  Unless יהוה of hosts had left to us a small remnant, we would have become like Seḏom, we would have been made like Amorah.

Isa 1:10  Hear the word of יהוה, you rulers of Seḏom; give ear to the Torah of our Elohim, you people of Amorah!

Isa 1:11  “Of what use to Me are your many slaughterings?” declares יהוה. “I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs or goats.

Isa 1:12  “When you come to appear before Me, who has required this from your hand, to trample My courtyards?

Isa 1:13  “Stop bringing futile offerings, incense, it is an abomination to Me. New Moons, Sabbaths, the calling of meetings – I am unable to bear unrighteousness and assembly.

Isa 1:14  “My being hates your New Moons and your appointed times, they are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them.

Isa 1:15  “And when you spread out your hands, I hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I do not hear. Your hands have become filled with blood.

Isa 1:16  “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Stop doing evil!

Isa 1:17  “Learn to do good! Seek right-ruling, reprove the oppressor, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Isa 1:18  “Come now, and let us reason together,” says יהוה. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isa 1:19  “If you submit and obey, you shall eat the good of the land;

Isa 1:20  but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword,” for the mouth of יהוה has spoken.

Prophets: 2 Kings 7:3-20

2Ki 7:3  And there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate. And they said to each other, “Why are we sitting here until we are dead?

2Ki 7:4  “If we shall say, ‘Let us go into the city,’ the scarcity of food is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we shall die. And now, come, let us surrender to the army of the Arameans. If they keep us alive, we live. And if they kill us, we shall die.”

2Ki 7:5  So at twilight they rose up to go to the camp of the Arameans. And when they had come to the outskirts of the Aramean camp, look, no one was there.

2Ki 7:6  For יהוה had caused the army of the Arameans to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses, the noise of a great army, and they said to each other, “Look, the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl has hired against us the sovereigns of the Ḥittites and the sovereigns of the Mitsrians to come against us!”

2Ki 7:7  So they rose up and fled at twilight, and left the camp as it is – their tents, and their horses, and their donkeys – and they fled for their lives.

2Ki 7:8  And when these lepers came to the outskirts of the camp, they went into one tent and ate and drank, and took from there silver and gold and garments, and went and hid them. And they came back and went into another tent, and took from there and went and hid it.

2Ki 7:9  Then they said to each other, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we are keeping silent. And if we wait until morning light, then evil shall come upon us. And now, come, let us go and inform the house of the sovereign.”

2Ki 7:10  And they came and called to the gatekeepers of the city, and informed them, saying, “We went to the camp of Aram, and look, there is not a man or a voice of man, only horses tied and donkeys tied, and the tents as they were.”

2Ki 7:11  And the gatekeepers called, and they informed the house of the sovereign inside.

2Ki 7:12  So the sovereign rose up in the night and said to his servants, “Let me now inform you what the Arameans have done to us. They know that we are starving, so they have gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, ‘When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive, and enter into the city.’ ”

2Ki 7:13  And one of his servants answered and said, “Please, let some take five of the horses that are left in the city. Look, they are like the entire crowd of Yisra’ĕl that are left in it, look, they are like the entire crowd of Yisra’ĕl left from those who are consumed. So let us send and see.”

2Ki 7:14  They then took two chariots with horses. And the sovereign sent them in the direction of the camp of Aram, saying, “Go and see.”

2Ki 7:15  And they went after them to the Yardĕn. And look, all the way was littered with garments and weapons which the Arameans had thrown away in their haste. And the messengers returned and reported to the sovereign.

2Ki 7:16  Then the people went out and plundered the camp of Aram. So a seah of fine flour was for a sheqel, and two seahs of barley for a sheqel, according to the word of יהוה.

2Ki 7:17  And the sovereign had appointed the officer on whose hand he leaned to be in charge of the gate. But the people trampled him in the gate, and he died, as the man of Elohim had said, who spoke when the sovereign came down to him.

2Ki 7:18  And it came to be, as the man of Elohim had spoken to the sovereign, saying, “Two seahs of barley for a sheqel, and a seah of fine flour for a sheqel, at this time tomorrow in the gate of Shomeron,”

2Ki 7:19  that officer answered the man of Elohim, and said, “Now look, if יהוה is making windows in the heavens, is it according to this word?” And he had said, “Look, you are about to see it with your eyes, but not eat of it.”

2Ki 7:20  And so it came to be for him, for the people trampled him in the gate, and he died.

Brit Hadasha: Mark 5:24-34

Mar 5:24  And He went with him. And a large crowd was following Him, and they were thronging Him.

Mar 5:25  And a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,

Mar 5:26  and had suffered much from many physicians, and spent all that she had and was no better, but rather became worse.

Mar 5:27  Having heard about יהושע, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment,

Mar 5:28  for she said, “If I only touch His garments, I shall be made well.”

Mar 5:29  And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.

Mar 5:30  And immediately יהושע, knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?”

Mar 5:31  And His taught ones said to Him, “You see the crowd is thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ”

Mar 5:32  And He was looking around to see her who did this.

Mar 5:33  And the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done to her, came and fell down before Him and spoke to Him all the truth.

Mar 5:34  And He said to her, “Daughter, your belief has healed you. Go in peace, and be relieved from your affliction.”

Tallit (Prayer Shawl) has Tzitziot on the four corners of the garment.

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.

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.

H3671

כָּנָף

kânâph

kaw-nawf’

From H3670; an edge or extremity; specifically (of a bird or army) a wing, (of a garment or bed clothing) a flap, (of the earth) a quarter, (of a building) a pinnacle: –  + bird, border, corner, end, feather [-ed], X flying, + (one an-) other, overspreading, X quarters, skirt, X sort, uttermost part, wing ([-ed]).

Luke 9:51 – 10:42

See note on separate page (from the Chronological Gospels p. 156)

Luk 9:51  And it came to be, when the days of His taking up were being completed, even He set His face to go to Yerushalayim,

Luk 9:52  and He sent messengers ahead of Him. And they went and entered into a village of the Shomeronites, to prepare for Him.

Luk 9:53  And they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Yerushalayim.

Luk 9:54  And His taught ones, Yaʽaqoḇ and Yoḥanan, seeing it said, “Master, do You wish us to command fire to come down from the heaven and destroy them, as also Ěliyahu did?”

Luk 9:55  But having turned, He rebuked them and said, “You do not know of what spirit you are,

Luk 9:56  for the Son of Aḏam did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went on to another village.

Luk 9:57  And it came to be, as they journeyed on the way, that someone said to Him, “Master, I shall follow You wherever You go.”

Luk 9:58  And יהושע said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the heaven nests, but the Son of Aḏam has nowhere to lay His head.”

Luk 9:59  And He said to another, “Follow Me,” but he said, “Master, let me first go and bury my father.”

Luk 9:60  And יהושע said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and announce the reign of Elohim.”

Luk 9:61  And another also said, “Master, I shall follow You, but let me first say good-bye to those in my house.”

Luk 9:62  But יהושע said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of Elohim.”1 Footnote: 1Lk. 14:26, John 12:24-26.

Luk 10:1  And after this the Master appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of Him into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.

Luk 10:2  Then He said to them, “The harvest indeed is great, but the workers are few, therefore pray the Master of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.

Luk 10:3  “Go! See, I send you out as lambs into the midst of wolves.

Luk 10:4  “Do not take a purse, nor a bag, nor sandals. And greet no one along the way.

Luk 10:5  “And whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’

Luk 10:6  “And if indeed a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest on it; and if not, it shall return to you.

Luk 10:7  “And stay in the same house, eating and drinking whatever with them, for the labourer is worthy of his wages. Do not move from house to house.

Luk 10:8  “And into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat whatever is placed before you,

Luk 10:9  and heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The reign of Elohim has come near to you.’

Luk 10:10  “And into whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,

Luk 10:11  ‘Even the dust of your city which clings to us, we wipe off against you, but know this, that the reign of Elohim has come near to you.’

Luk 10:12  “And I say to you that it shall be more bearable for Seḏom in that Day, than for that city.

Luk 10:13  “Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bĕyth Tsaiḏa! For if the miracles which were done in you had been done in Tsor and Tsiḏon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

Luk 10:14  “But it shall be more bearable for Tsor and Tsiḏon at the judgment than for you.

Luk 10:15  “And you, Kephar Naḥum, who are exalted to the heaven, shall be brought down to the grave.

Luk 10:16  “He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”

Luk 10:17  And the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Master, even the demons are subject to us in Your Name.”

Luk 10:18  And He said to them, “I saw Satan falling out of the heaven as lightning.

Luk 10:19  “See, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and none at all shall hurt you.

Luk 10:20  “But do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names have been written in the heavens.”

Luk 10:21  In that hour יהושע exulted in the Spirit and said, “I praise You, Father, Master of the heaven and of the earth, that You have hidden these matters from clever and learned ones, and did reveal them to babes. Yea, Father, because thus it was well-pleasing in Your sight.

Luk 10:22  “All has been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whom the Son wishes to reveal Him.”

Luk 10:23  And turning to His taught ones He said, separately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see,

Luk 10:24  for I say to you that many prophets and sovereigns have wished to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.”

Luk 10:25  And see, a certain one learned in the Torah stood up, trying Him, and saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit everlasting life?”

Luk 10:26  And He said to him, “What has been written in the Torah? How do you read it?”

Luk 10:27  And he answering, said, “ ‘You shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbour as yourself.’ ”

Luk 10:28  And He said to him, “You have answered rightly. Do this and you shall live.”1 Footnote: 1Mt. 19:17.

Luk 10:29  But he, wishing to declare himself righteous, said to יהושע, “And who is my neighbour?”

Luk 10:30  And replying, יהושע said, “A certain man was going down from Yerushalayim to Yeriḥo, and fell among robbers, who, both stripping and beating him, went away, leaving him half dead.

Luk 10:31  “And by a coincidence a certain priest was going down that way. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Luk 10:32  “And likewise a Lĕwite also, when he came to the place, and seeing, passed by on the other side.

Luk 10:33  “But a certain Shomeronite, journeying, came upon him. And when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

Luk 10:34  and he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. And having placed him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn, and looked after him.

Luk 10:35  “And going out on the next day, he took out two pieces of silver, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Look after him, and whatever more you spend I shall repay you when I return.’

Luk 10:36  “Who, then, of these three, do you think, was neighbour1 to him who fell among the robbers?” Footnote: 1Mt. 17:18.

Luk 10:37  And he said, “He who showed compassion on him.” Then יהושע said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Luk 10:38  And it came to be as they went that He entered into a certain village. And a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house.

Luk 10:39  And she had a sister called Miryam, who also sat at the feet of יהושע and heard His word.

Luk 10:40  But Martha was distracted with much serving, and coming up she said, “Master, are You not concerned that my sister has left me to serve alone? Speak to her then, to help me.”

Luk 10:41  And יהושע answering, said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many matters,

Luk 10:42  but one only is necessary, and Miryam has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her.”

9:62

If one looked back while ploughing, the ox would take him in all directions and so is the person who constantly doubts his calling, he is unstable in all his ways.

10:32

The priest and the Levite feared that if the man were dead they would be ceremonially unclean by coming near him, instead of being encouraged to try to save his life.

Romans 6:9-23

Rom 6:9  knowing that Messiah, having been raised from the dead, dies no more – death no longer rules over Him.

Rom 6:10  For in that He died, He died to sin once for all; but in that He lives, He lives to Elohim.

Rom 6:11  So you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to Elohim in Messiah יהושע our Master.

Rom 6:12  Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, to obey it in its desires,

Rom 6:13  neither present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to Elohim as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to Elohim.

Rom 6:14  For sin shall not rule over you, for you are not under the law but under favour.

Rom 6:15  What then? Shall we sin because we are not under Torah but under favour? Let it not be!

Rom 6:16  Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves servants for obedience, you are servants of the one whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?

Rom 6:17  But thanks to Elohim that you were servants of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of teaching to which you were entrusted.

Rom 6:18  And having been set free from sin, you became servants of righteousness.

Rom 6:19  I speak as a man, because of the weakness of your flesh. For even as you did present your members as servants of uncleanness, and of lawlessness resulting in lawlessness, so now present your members as servants of righteousness resulting in set-apartness.

Rom 6:20  For when you were servants of sin, you were free from righteousness.

Rom 6:21  What fruit, therefore, were you having then, over which you are now ashamed? For the end thereof is death.

Rom 6:22  But now, having been set free from sin, and having become servants of Elohim, you have your fruit resulting in set-apartness, and the end, everlasting life.

Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the favourable gift of Elohim is everlasting life in Messiah יהושע our Master.

Verse 16

The Old Covenant had no way to have your sins removed, they were simply covered from year to year on Yom Kippur, which means to cover not remove. Now in the New Covenant YHWH gives a way through the shed blood of Messiah to completely have the penalty of your sins removed (Jer 32:33-34). However, if we willingly continue to obey sin after accepting this great sacrifice of the blood of the Son of Yahweh, then we are mocking the spirit of grace and our sins will not be forgiven. (Heb 10:26-32, Ro 6:23)

Verse 19

The Torah does not justify us (make us right with YHWH), as only the shed blood of Yahshua can do this, but it sanctifies us (sets us apart for a holy purpose) and that is why we need to follow it as it teaches us the character and will of YHWH.

Verse 22

The blood of Yahshua has freed a believer from the death penalty of their past sins, but now obeying the Torah will keep you free and where one slips up he has the blood of Messiah to make up for that. However if one continues to sin it will lead to death (Ro 6:23) and Peter gravely explains this in 2Pe 2:22.

Verse 23

Sin still brings death.

Hebrews 13:1-5

Heb 13:1  Let the brotherly love continue.

Heb 13:2  Do not forget to receive strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained messengers.

Heb 13:3  Remember the prisoners as if chained with them, and those being mistreated, since you yourselves also are in the body.

Heb 13:4  Let marriage be respected by all, and the bed be undefiled. But Elohim shall judge those who whore, and adulterers.

Heb 13:5  Let your way of life be without the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For He Himself has said, “I shall never leave you nor forsake you,”

Heb 13:6  so that we boldly say, “יהוה is my helper, I shall not fear what man shall do to me.”

Heb 13:7  Remember those leading you, who spoke the Word of Elohim to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their belief.

Heb 13:8  יהושע Messiah is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

Heb 13:9  Do not be borne about by various and strange teachings.1 For it is good for the heart to be established by favour, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them. Footnote: 1Eph. 4:14.

Eph 4:14  so that we should no longer be children, tossed and borne about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men, in cleverness, unto the craftiness of leading astray,1 Footnote: 15:6, also 2 Cor. 10:5, 2 Cor. 11:3-14, Gal. 1:6-9, 2 Tim. 3:1-8, 2 Tim. 4:2-4, 2 Peter 2:2-22, Jud. vv. 10-19.

Eph 4:15  but, maintaining the truth in love, we grow up in all respects into Him who is the head, Messiah,

Eph 4:16  from whom the entire body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the working by which each part does its share, causes growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

Eph 4:17  So this I say, and witness in the Master, that you should no longer walk as the gentiles walk,1 in the futility of their mind, Footnote: 11 Cor. 12:2, and Jer. 10:2.

Eph 4:18  having been darkened in their understanding, having been estranged from the life of Elohim, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart,

Eph 4:19  who, having become callous, have given themselves up to indecency, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Eph 4:20  But you have not so learned Messiah,

Eph 4:21  if indeed you have heard Him and were taught by Him, as truth is in יהושע:

Eph 4:22  that you put off – with regard to your former way of life – the old man, being corrupted according to the desires of the deceit,

Eph 4:23  and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

Eph 4:24  and that you put on the renewed man1 which was created according to Elohim, in righteousness and set-apartness of the truth. Footnote: 1Rom. 8:1.

Num 6:24       יברכך  יהוה  וישׁמרך׃  

Num 6:25         יאר  יהוה  פניו  אליך  ויחנך׃  

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

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.” ’ Footnote: Verses 24 to 26 is the Priestly Blessing.

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

Tazria | תזריע | “She Will Conceive”

Deu 6:4           שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Tazria, Thazria, Thazri’a, Sazria, or Ki Tazria’ (תַזְרִיעַ — Hebrew for “she conceives”, the 13th word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 27th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the fourth in the Book of Leviticus. The parashah deals with ritual impurity. It constitutes Leviticus 12:1–13:59. The parashah is made up of 3,667 Hebrew letters, 1,010 Hebrew words, and 67 verses, and can occupy about 128 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah).

Read the 27th or 28th Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally in April or, rarely, in late March 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 Tazria is read separately. In common years (for example, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2023, 2025, 2026, and 2028), parashah Tazria is combined with the next parashah, Metzora, to help achieve the number of weekly readings needed.

7th Day      6th Day      5th Day    4th Day    3rd Day       2nd Day            1st Day

בראשׁית                         ברא            אלה             את         השׁמים                     ואת              הארץ׃

The Earth    V’et    The Heavens   ET    Elohim    Created      In The Begining

2Pe 3:8  But, beloved ones, let not this one matter be hidden from you: that with יהוה one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Rev 20:4  And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to יהושע and because of the Word of Elohim, and who did not worship the beast, nor his image, and did not receive his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands. And they lived and reigned with Messiah for a thousand years

Rev 20:5  (and the rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended) – this is the first resurrection.

Rev 20:6  Blessed and set-apart is the one having part in the first resurrection. The second death possesses no authority over these, but they shall be priests of Elohim and of Messiah, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

Exo 31:17  ‘Between Me and the children of Yisra’ĕl it is a sign forever. For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’ ”

Exo 20:11  “For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.

Lev 25:4  but in the seventh year the land is to have a Sabbath of rest, a Sabbath to יהוה.

Lev 25:8  ‘And you shall count seven Sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years. And the time of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you forty-nine years.

Rev 5:6  And I looked and saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders a Lamb standing, as having been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of Elohim sent out into all the earth.

Rev 1:12  And I turned to see the voice which spoke with me. And having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands,

Rev 1:13  and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Aḏam,

Isa 11:1  And a Rod shall come forth from the stump of Yishai, and a Sprout from his roots shall bear fruit.

Isa 11:2  The Spirit of יהוה shall rest upon Him – the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of יהוה,

Heb 8:5  who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly, as Mosheh was warned when he was about to make the Tent. For He said, “See that you make all according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”

Exo 25:31  “And you shall make a lampstand of clean gold – the lampstand is made of beaten work. Its base and its shaft, its cups, its ornamental knobs and blossoms are from it,

Exo 25:32  and six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side;

Isa 11:10  And in that day there shall be a Root of Yishai, standing as a banner to the people. Unto Him the gentiles1 shall seek, and His rest shall be esteem.

Isa 11:11  And it shall be in that day that יהוה sets His hand again a second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Ashshur and from Mitsrayim, from Pathros and from Kush, from Ěylam and from Shinʽar, from Ḥamath and from the islands of the sea.

Isa 11:12  And He shall raise a banner for the nations, and gather the outcasts of Yisra’ĕl, and assemble the dispersed of Yehuḏah from the four corners of the earth.

Isa 11:13  And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim.

Seventh Day

Eighth Day Circumcision

Tzara’ot – commonly translated as leprosy

Torah: Leviticus 12:1 – 13:59

1st reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 12:1 – 13:6

Lev 12:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Lev 12:2  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘When a woman has conceived, and has given birth to a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days, as in the days of her monthly separation she is unclean.

Lev 12:3  ‘And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin is circumcised.

Circumcision was a sign of the first covenant (Gen 17:10), but here it is also a law of clean and unclean. Women who are married to men who are circumcised have a much lower rate of cervical cancer than those who are not circumcised. According to this law, believers should still circumcise their male children on the 8th day of life. Only on the 8th day of life of a male baby does his vitamin k rise so that clotting can occur after the circumcision. Truly, the Creator’s ways are perfect.

Lev 12:4  ‘And she remains in the blood of her cleansing thirty-three days. She does not touch whatever is set-apart, and she does not come into the set-apart place until the days of her cleansing are completed.

Lev 12:5  ‘But if she gives birth to a female child, then she shall be unclean for two weeks, as in her monthly separation, and she remains in the blood of her cleansing for sixty-six days.

Interestingly enough, scientific evidence shows that this is exactly the time it takes for a newborn’s immune system to build. Girls take double the time that boys do.

Lev 12:6  ‘And when the days of her cleansing are completed, for a son or for a daughter, she brings to the priest a lamb a year old, as a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove as a sin offering, to the door of the Tent of Meeting.

Lev 12:7  ‘And he shall bring it before יהוה, and make atonement for her, and she shall be cleansed from the flow of her blood. This is the Torah for her who has given birth to a male or a female.

Lev 12:8  ‘And if she is not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one as a burnt offering and the other as a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.’ ” Luke 2:22-24

Lev 13:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, saying,

Lev 13:2  “When a man has on the skin of his body a swelling, a scab, or a bright spot, and it shall become on the skin of his body like Tzara’ot, then he shall be brought to Aharon the priest or to one of his sons the priests.

Lev 13:3  “And the priest shall look at the infection on the skin of the body. And if the hair on the infection has turned white, and the infection appears to be deeper than the skin of his body, it is Tzara’ot. And the priest shall look at him, and pronounce him unclean.

Lev 13:4  “But if the bright spot is white on the skin of his body, and does not appear to be deeper than the skin, and its hair has not turned white, then the priest shall shut up the infected one seven days.

Lev 13:5  “And the priest את shall look at him on the seventh day and see, if the infection appears to be as it was, and the infection has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall shut him up another seven days.

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 13:6 – 13:17

Lev 13:6  “And the priest shall look at him again on the seventh day and see, if the infection has darkened, and the infection has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean. It is a scab, and he shall wash his garments and be clean.

Lev 13:7  “But if the scab spreads further over the skin, after he has been seen by the priest for his cleansing, he shall be seen by the priest again.

Lev 13:8  “And the priest shall look and see, if the scab has spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean, it is Tzara’ot.

Lev 13:9  “When Tzara’ot is on a man, then he shall be brought to the priest.

Lev 13:10  “And the priest shall look and see, if the swelling on the skin is white, and it has turned the hair white, and there is a spot of raw flesh in the swelling,

Lev 13:11  it is old Tzara’ot on the skin of his body, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean. He does not shut him up, for he is unclean.

Lev 13:12  “And if  Tzara’ot  breaks out all over the skin, and Tzara’ot shall cover all the skin of the infected one, from his head to his foot, wherever the priest looks,

Lev 13:13  then the priest shall look and see, if  Tzara’ot has covered all his body, he shall pronounce the infected one clean that has את . It has all turned white, he is clean.

Lev 13:14  “But the day raw flesh appears on him, he is unclean.

Lev 13:15  “And the priest את shall look at the raw flesh and pronounce him to be unclean – the raw flesh is unclean, it is Tzara’ot.

Lev 13:16  “Or when the raw flesh changes and turns white again, he shall come to the priest.

Lev 13:17  “And the priest shall look at him and see, if the infection has turned white, then the priest shall pronounce the infected one clean that has את , he is clean.

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 13:18 – 13:23

Lev 13:18  “And when the body has a boil in the skin, and it is healed,

Lev 13:19  and in the place of the boil there comes a white swelling or a bright spot, reddish-white, then it shall be seen by the priest.

Lev 13:20  “And the priest shall look and see, if it appears deeper than the skin, and its hair has turned white, the priest shall pronounce him unclean, it is a leprous infection which has broken out of the boil.

Lev 13:21  “But if the priest looks at it and sees no white hairs in it, and it is not deeper than the skin, but has faded, then the priest shall shut him up seven days;

Lev 13:22  and if it has spread further over the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean, it is Tzara’ot .

Lev 13:23  “But if the bright spot stays in its place, it has not spread, it is the scar of the boil, and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

4th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 13:24 – 13:28

Lev 13:24  “Or when the body receives a burn on its skin by fire, and the raw flesh of the burn shall become a bright spot, reddish-white or white,

Lev 13:25  then the priest shall look at it and see, if the hair of the bright spot has turned white, and it appears deeper than the skin, it is Tzara’ot  broken out in the burn. And the priest shall pronounce him unclean, it is a Tzara’ot .

Lev 13:26  “But if the priest looks at it and sees there are no white hairs in the bright spot, and it is not deeper than the skin, but has faded, then the priest shall shut him up seven days.

Lev 13:27  “And the priest shall look at him on the seventh day. If it spreads further over the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean, it is a Tzara’ot .

Lev 13:28  “But if the bright spot stays in its place, and has not spread on the skin, but has faded, it is a swelling from the burn. And the priest shall pronounce him clean, for it is the scar from the burn.

5th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 13:29 – 13:39

Lev 13:29  “And when a man, or a woman, has an infection on the head or in the beard,

Lev 13:30  then the priest את shall look at the infection and see, if it appears deeper than the skin, and there is thin yellow hair in it, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean, it is an eruption, Tzara’ot  of the head or beard.

Lev 13:31  “But when the priest את looks at the infection of the eruption and sees that it does not appear deeper than the skin, and there is no black hair in it, then the priest shall shut up the one with the infection of the eruption seven days.

Lev 13:32  “And on the seventh day את the priest shall look at the infection and see, if the eruption has not spread, and there is no yellow hair in it, and the eruption does not appear deeper than the skin,

Lev 13:33  then he shall shave himself, but the eruption he does not shave. And the priest shall shut up the one with the eruption another seven days.

Lev 13:34  “And on the seventh day את the priest shall look at the eruption and see, if the eruption has not spread over the skin, and does not appear deeper than the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean. And he shall wash his garments, and he shall be clean.

Lev 13:35  “But if the eruption spreads further over the skin after his cleansing,

Lev 13:36  then the priest shall look at him and see, if the eruption has spread over the skin, the priest need not seek for yellow hair, he is unclean.

Lev 13:37  “But if the eruption appears to have stayed, and there is black hair grown up in it, the eruption has healed. He is clean, and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

Lev 13:38  “And when a man or a woman has bright spots on the skin of the body, white bright spots,

Lev 13:39  then the priest shall look and see, if the bright spots on the skin of the body are dull white, it is a white spot that grows on the skin, he is clean.

6th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 13:40 – 13:54

Lev 13:40  “And when a man loses the hair of his head, he is bald, he is clean.

Lev 13:41  “And if the hair has fallen from his forehead, he is bald on the forehead, he is clean.

Lev 13:42  “And when there is on the bald head or bald forehead a reddish-white infection, it is Tzara’ot breaking out on his bald head or his bald forehead.

Lev 13:43  “And the priest shall look at it and see, if the swelling of the infection is reddish-white on his bald head or on his bald forehead, as the appearance of  Tzara’ot on the skin of the body,

Lev 13:44  he is a leprous man, he is unclean. The priest shall pronounce him unclean, without fail, his infection is on his head.

Lev 13:45  “As for the leper who has the infection, his garments are torn, and his head is uncovered, and he has to cover his upper lip and cry, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’

Lev 13:46  “He is unclean – all the days he has the infection he is unclean. He is unclean, and he dwells alone, his dwelling place is outside the camp.

Lev 13:47  “And when a garment has an infection of Tzara’ot in it, in a woollen garment or in a linen garment,

Lev 13:48  or in the warp or in the weft of linen or wool, or in leather or in any leather-work,

Lev 13:49  and the infection shall be greenish or reddish in the garment or in the leather, or in the warp or in the weft, or in any leather object, it is an infection of Tzara’ot and shall be shown את to the priest.

Lev 13:50  “And the priest  את shall look at the infection and shut up the infected one seven days.

Lev 13:51  “And he shall look at the infection on the seventh day. And when the infection has spread in the garment, or in the warp or in the weft, or in the leather or any leather-work, the infection is an active Tzara’ot , it is unclean.

Lev 13:52  “And he shall burn that garment, or the warp or the weft, in wool or in linen, or any leather object in which the infection is, for it is an active Tzara’ot . It is burned with fire.

Lev 13:53  “But if the priest looks and sees that the infection has not spread in the garment, or in the warp or in the weft, or in any leather object,

Lev 13:54  then the priest shall give command, and they shall wash that in which the infection is. And he shall shut it up another seven days.

7th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 13:55 – 13:59

Lev 13:55  “And the priest shall look at the infection after it has been washed and see, if the infection has not changed its appearance, though the infection has not spread, it is unclean, and burn it in the fire – it is eaten away, in its inside or outside.

Lev 13:56  “And if the priest shall look and see that the infection has faded after washing it, then he shall tear it out of the garment, or out of the warp, or out of the weft, or out of the leather.

Lev 13:57  “And if it is still seen in the garment, or in the warp or in the weft, or in any leather object, it is a spreading infection. Burn it with fire, that in which the infection is.

Lev 13:58  “And if you wash the garment, or the warp or the weft, or any leather object, if the infection has disappeared from it, then it shall be washed a second time, and shall be clean.

Lev 13:59  “This is the Torah of the infection of  Tzara’ot  in a garment of wool or linen, or in the warp or in the weft, or in any leather object, to pronounce it clean or to pronounce it unclean.”

Prophets: 2 Kings 4:42 – 5:19

2Ki 4:42  Now a man came from Baʽal Shalishah, and brought the man of Elohim bread of the first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people to eat.”

2Ki 4:43  And his servant said, “What? Do I set this before one hundred men?” And he said, “Give it to the people to eat. For thus said יהוה, ‘Eat and have some left over.’ ”

2Ki 4:44  And he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of יהוה.

2Ki 5:1  And Naʽaman, commander of the army of the sovereign of Aram, was a great man in the eyes of his master, and highly respected, because by him יהוה had given deliverance to Aram. And he was a brave man, but leprous.

2Ki 5:2  And the Arameans had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Yisra’ĕl, and she served the wife of Naʽaman.

2Ki 5:3  And she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Shomeron! Then he would recover him of his leprosy.”

2Ki 5:4  And Naʽaman went in and reported to his master, saying, “Thus and thus spoke the girl who is from the land of Yisra’ĕl.”

2Ki 5:5  And the sovereign of Aram said, “Go, enter, and let me send a letter to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl.” And he went and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of garments.

2Ki 5:6  And he brought the letter to the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, which said, “And now, when this letter comes to you, see I have sent Naʽaman my servant to you, so that you shall recover him of his leprosy.”

2Ki 5:7  And it came to be, when the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl read the letter, that he tore his garments and said, “Am I Elohim, to kill and keep alive, that this man sends a man to me to recover him of his leprosy? For consider now, and see how he is seeking an occasion with me!”

2Ki 5:8  And it came to be, when Elisha the man of Elohim heard that the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl had torn his garments, that he sent to the sovereign, saying, “Why have you torn your garments? Please let him come to me, so that he knows that there is a prophet in Yisra’ĕl.”

2Ki 5:9  So Naʽaman came with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the entrance of the house of Elisha.

2Ki 5:10  And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go, and you shall wash seven times in the Yardĕn, that your flesh might be restored to you, and be clean.”

2Ki 5:11  But Naʽaman became wroth, and went away and said, “See, I said to myself, ‘He would certainly come out to me, and stand and call on the Name of יהוה his Elohim, and wave his hand over the place, and recover the leprosy.’

2Ki 5:12  “Are not the Aḇanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Dammeseq, better than all the waters of Yisra’ĕl? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” And he turned and went away in a rage.

2Ki 5:13  And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had spoken to you a great matter, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”

2Ki 5:14  Then he went down and dipped seven times in the Yardĕn, according to the word of the man of Elohim. And his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

2Ki 5:15  And he returned to the man of Elohim, he and all his company, and came and stood before him and said, “See, now I know that there is no Elohim in all the earth, except in Yisra’ĕl. And now, please take a gift from your servant.”

2Ki 5:16  But he said, “As יהוה lives, before whom I stand, I do not accept it.” And he pressed on him to accept it, but he refused.

2Ki 5:17  Then Naʽaman said, “If not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth, for no longer is your servant going to make a burnt offering and slaughtering to other mighty ones, but to יהוה.

2Ki 5:18  “יהוה grant forgiveness to your servant in this matter: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down in the house of Rimmon; when I bow down in the house of Rimmon, יהוה, please grant forgiveness to your servant in this matter.”

2Ki 5:19  Then he said to him, “Go in peace.” And when he had gone from him some distance,

Ezekiel 45:16 – 46:18

Eze 45:16  “All the people of the land are to give this contribution to the prince in Yisra’ĕl.

Eze 45:17  “And on the prince are the burnt offerings, and the grain offerings, and drink offerings, at the festival, the New Moons, the Sabbaths – in all the appointed times of the house of Yisra’ĕl. He is to prepare the sin offering, and the grain offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings to make atonement for the house of Yisra’ĕl.”

Eze 45:18  ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “In the first month, on the first of the month, you are to take a young bull, a perfect one, and shall cleanse the set-apart place.

Eze 45:19  “And the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the House, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the posts of the gate of the inner courtyard.

Eze 45:20  “And do the same on the seventh of the month for anyone who makes a mistake or is foolish. And you shall make atonement for the House.

Eze 45:21  “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you have the Passover, a festival of seven days, unleavened bread is eaten.

True believers in Yahshua today observe and keep the Holy days of Lev 23, as some of them such as Passover shows the redemptive work that Yahshua already did and some look forward to the redemptive work that is still ahead. It will be the same here in this sanctuary, as these days will mirror the great redemptive work of Yahweh, through Yahshua His Son.

Eze 45:22  “And on that day the prince shall prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering.

Eze 45:23  “And during the seven days of the festival he prepares a burnt offering to יהוה, seven bulls and seven rams, perfect ones, daily for seven days, and a male goat daily for a sin offering.

Eze 45:24  “And he prepares a grain offering of one ĕphah for each bull and one ĕphah for each ram, together with a hin of oil for each ĕphah.

Eze 45:25  “In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month, at the festival, he prepares like these seven days, as the sin offering, as the burnt offering, as the grain offering, and as the oil.”

Eze 46:1  ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “The gate of the inner courtyard facing east is shut the six days of work, but on the Sabbath it is opened, and on the day of the New Moon it is opened.

Eze 46:2  “And the prince shall enter by way of the porch of that gate from the outside, and he shall stand by the post. And the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings. And he shall bow himself at the threshold of the gate, and shall go out, but the gate is not shut until evening.

Eze 46:3  “And the people of the land shall also bow themselves at the entrance to this gate before יהוה, on the Sabbaths and on the New Moons.

Eze 46:4  “And the burnt offering which the prince brings to יהוה on the Sabbath day is six lambs, perfect ones, and a ram, a perfect one.

Eze 46:5  “And the grain offering is one ĕphah for a ram, and the grain offering for the lambs, a gift of his hand, and a hin of oil for an ĕphah.

Eze 46:6  “And on the day of the New Moon: a young bull, a perfect one, six lambs, and a ram, they should be perfect.

Eze 46:7  “And he prepares a grain offering of an ĕphah for a bull, and an ĕphah for a ram, and for the lambs as his hand attains, and a hin of oil for an ĕphah.

Eze 46:8  “And when the prince enters, he comes in by way of the porch of that gate, and goes out the same way.

Eze 46:9  “And when the people of the land enter before יהוה at the appointed times, whoever shall enter by way of the north gate to bow himself, goes out by way of the south gate. And whoever enters by way of the south gate, goes out by way of the north gate, he shall not return by way of the gate through which he came, but goes out through the opposite one.

Eze 46:10  “And the prince is to be in their midst, entering when they enter, and going out when they go out.

Eze 46:11  “And in the festivals and in the appointed times the grain offering is an ĕphah for a bull, and an ĕphah for a ram, and for lambs the gift of his hand, and a hin of oil for an ĕphah.

Eze 46:12  “And when the prince makes a spontaneous burnt offering or spontaneous peace offerings to יהוה, the gate facing east shall be opened for him. And he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings as he did on the Sabbath day. And he shall go out, and after he goes out the gate shall be shut.

Eze 46:13  “And make a daily burnt offering to יהוה of a lamb a year old, a perfect one, preparing it morning by morning.

Eze 46:14  “And prepare a grain offering with it morning by morning, a sixth of an ĕphah, and a third of a hin of oil to moisten the fine flour, a grain offering to יהוה – continual everlasting laws.

Eze 46:15  “And prepare the lamb, and the grain offering, and the oil, morning by morning, a continual burnt offering.”

Eze 46:16  ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “When the prince gives a gift of some of his inheritance to any of his sons, it belongs to his sons, it is their possession by inheritance.

Eze 46:17  “And when he gives a gift of some of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his till the year of release, then it shall return to the prince. Only the inheritance of his sons is theirs. (Jubilee Year)

Eze 46:18  “And the prince does not take any of the people’s inheritance by evicting them from their possession. He is to give his sons their inheritance from his own possession, so that none of My people are separated from his possession.” ’ ”

Brit Hadasha: Mark 1:40-45

Mar 1:40  And a leper came to Him, calling upon Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You desire, You are able to make me clean.”

Mar 1:41  And יהושע, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I desire it. Be cleansed.”

Mar 1:42  And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.

Mar 1:43  And having strictly warned him, He immediately sent him away,

Mar 1:44  and said to him, “See, say none at all to anyone, but go show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Mosheh ordered, as a witness to them.”

Mar 1:45  But he went out and began to publish it so much, and to spread the word, that יהושע was no longer able to openly enter the city, but was outside in lonely places. Yet they came to Him from all directions.

Mark 9:14-50

Mar 9:14  And coming to the taught ones, He saw a large crowd around them, and scribes disputing with them.

Mar 9:15  And immediately, when all the crowd saw Him, they were greatly astonished, and running near, greeted Him.

Mar 9:16  And He asked the scribes, “What are you disputing with them?”

Mar 9:17  And one of the crowd answering, said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a dumb spirit.

Mar 9:18  “And wherever he seizes him, he throws him down, and he foams at the mouth, and gnashes his teeth, and he wastes away. And I spoke to Your taught ones, that they should cast him out, but they were not able.”

Mar 9:19  And He answered him and said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me.”

Mar 9:20  So they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into convulsions. And falling on the ground, he rolled about, foaming at the mouth.

Mar 9:21  And He asked his father, “How long has he been like this?” And he said, “From childhood,

Mar 9:22  and often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if it is at all possible for You, have compassion on us and help us.”

Mar 9:23  And יהושע said to him, “If you are able to believe, all is possible to him who believes.”

Mar 9:24  And immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “I believe Master, help my unbelief!”

Mar 9:25  And when יהושע saw that a crowd came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, “You deaf and dumb spirit, I order you, come out of him, and never again enter into him!”

Mar 9:26  And crying out, and convulsing him much, it came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said that he was dead.

Mar 9:27  But יהושע, taking him by the hand, lifted him up, and he arose.

Mar 9:28  And when He came into a house, His taught ones asked Him separately, “Why were we unable to cast him out?”

Mar 9:29  And He said to them, “It is impossible for this kind to come out except through prayer and fasting.”

Mar 9:30  And going from there they passed through Galil. And He did not wish anyone to know,

Mar 9:31  for He was teaching His taught ones and said to them, “The Son of Aḏam is being delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill Him. And having been killed, He shall rise the third day.”

Mar 9:32  But they did not understand the word, and they were afraid to ask Him.

Mar 9:33  And they came to Kephar Naḥum, and having come in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the way?”

Mar 9:34  And they were silent, for on the way they had disputed with one another who was the greatest.

Mar 9:35  And sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”

Mar 9:36  And He took a little child and set him in their midst, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,

Mar 9:37  “Whoever receives one of such little children in My Name receives Me. And whoever receives Me, receives not Me, but the One who sent Me.”

Mar 9:38  And Yoḥanan said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone, who does not follow us, casting out demons in Your Name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.”

Mar 9:39  And יהושע said, “Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My Name is able to readily speak evil of Me.

Mar 9:40  “For he who is not against us is for us.

Mar 9:41  “For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My Name, because you are of Messiah, truly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.

Mar 9:42  “And whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

Mar 9:43  “And if your hand makes you stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled, than having two hands, to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,

Mar 9:44  where ‘their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’

Mar 9:45  “And if your foot makes you stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled, than having two feet, to be thrown into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,

Mar 9:46  where ‘their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’

Mar 9:47  “And if your eye makes you stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter into the reign of Elohim with one eye, than having two eyes, to be thrown into the fire of Gehenna,

Mar 9:48  where ‘their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’

Mar 9:49  “For everyone shall be seasoned with fire, and every offering shall be seasoned with salt.

Mar 9:50  “Salt is good, but if the salt becomes tasteless, how shall you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace among one another.”

Luke 2:22-24

Luk 2:22  And when the days of her cleansing according to the Torah of Mosheh were completed, they brought Him to Yerushalayim to present Him to יהוה –

Luk 2:23  as it has been written in the Torah of יהוה, “Every male who opens the womb shall be called set-apart to יהוה” –

Luk 2:24  and to give an offering according to what is said in the Torah of יהוה, “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

Luke 7:18-23

Luk 7:18  And the taught ones of Yoḥanan reported to him about all this.

Luk 7:19  And Yoḥanan, calling two of his taught ones near, sent to יהושע, saying, “Are You the Coming One, or should we look for another?”

Luk 7:20  And coming to Him, the men said, “Yoḥanan the Immerser has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or should we look for another?’ ”

Luk 7:21  And in the same hour He healed many of diseases, and afflictions, and wicked spirits. And He gave sight to many blind ones.

Luk 7:22  And יהושע answering, said to them, “Go, report to Yoḥanan what you have seen and heard: blind receive sight, lame do walk, lepers are cleansed, deaf do hear, dead are raised, the Good News is brought to the poor.

Luk 7:23  “And blessed is he who shall not stumble in Me.”

Aharonic Blessing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Num 6:24         יברכך  יהוה  וישׁמרך׃  

Num 6:25         יאר  יהוה  פניו  אליך  ויחנך׃  

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

Sh’mini | שמיני | “Eighth”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Shemini, Sh’mini, or Shmini (שְּׁמִינִי‎ – Hebrew for “eighth,” the third word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 26th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the third in the Book of Leviticus. It constitutes Leviticus 9:1–11:47. The parashah is made up of 4,670 Hebrew letters, 1,238 Hebrew words, and 91 verses, and can occupy about 157 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה‎, Sefer Torah).

Read the 25th or 26th Sabbath after Simchat Torah, in late March or April. In years when the first day of Passover falls on a Sabbath (as it does in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019), Jews in Israel and Reform Jews read the parashah following Passover one week before Conservative and Orthodox Jews in the Diaspora. In such years, Jews in Israel and Reform Jews celebrate Passover for seven days and thus read the next parashah (in 2015 and 2018, Shemini) on the Sabbath one week after the first day of Passover, while Conservative and Orthodox Jews in the Diaspora celebrate Passover for eight days and read the next parashah (in 2015 and 2018, Shemini) one week later. In some such years (for example, 2015 and 2018), the two calendars realign when Conservative and Orthodox Jews in the Diaspora read Behar together with Bechukotai while Jews in Israel and Reform Jews read them separately.

Parashah Shemini tells of the consecration of the Tabernacle, the deaths of Nadab and Abihu, and the dietary laws of kashrut (כַּשְׁרוּת‎).

Lev 23:34  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Booths for seven days to יהוה.

Lev 23:35  ‘On the first day is a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work.

Lev 23:36  ‘For seven days you bring an offering made by fire to יהוה. On the eighth day there shall be a set-apart gathering for you, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה. It is a closing festival, you do no servile work.

Num 29:12  ‘And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work. And you shall observe a festival to יהוה seven days,

Num 29:35  ‘On the eighth day you have an assembly, you do no servile work,

Torah: Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47

1st reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 9:1 – 9:16

Lev 9:1  And on the eighth day it came to be that Mosheh called Aharon and his sons and the elders of Yisra’ĕl.

Lev 9:2  And he said to Aharon, “Take for yourself a young bull as a sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering, a perfect one, and bring them before יהוה.

Lev 9:3  “And speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘Take a male goat as a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both a year old, perfect ones, as a burnt offering,

Lev 9:4  and a bull and a ram as peace offerings, to slaughter before יהוה, and a grain offering mixed with oil. For today יהוה shall appear to you.’ ”

Lev 9:5  And they took את what Mosheh commanded before the Tent of Meeting, and all the congregation drew near and stood before יהוה.

Lev 9:6  And Mosheh said, “This is the word which יהוה commanded you to do, so that the esteem of יהוה appears to you.” ]

Lev 9:7  And Mosheh said to Aharon, “Go to the altar, and prepare את your sin offering את and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people. And make את the offering of the people, and make atonement for them, as יהוה has commanded.”

Lev 9:8  So Aharon came near to the altar and slaughtered את the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.

Lev 9:9  And the sons of Aharon brought את the blood to him, and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it on the horns of the altar and poured the blood at the base of the altar.

Lev 9:10   And the fat, and the kidneys, and the appendage on the liver of the sin offering he burned on the altar, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.

Lev 9:11  And the flesh and the skin he burned with fire outside the camp.

Lev 9:12  And he slaughtered את the burnt offering, and the sons of Aharon presented to him את the blood, which he sprinkled on the altar all around.

Lev 9:13  And they presented the burnt offering to him, with its pieces and head, and he burned them on the altar.

Lev 9:14  And he washed את the entrails and the legs, and burned them with the burnt offering on the altar.

Lev 9:15  And he brought את the people’s offering, and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and slaughtered it and made it a sin offering, like the first one.

Lev 9:16  And he brought את the burnt offering and made it, according to the right-ruling.

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 9:17 – 9:23

Lev 9:17  He also brought את the grain offering, and filled his hand with it, and burned it on the altar, besides the burnt offering of the morning.

Lev 9:18  And he slaughtered את the bull and the ram as peace offerings, which were for the people. And Aharon’s sons presented to him את the blood, which he sprinkled on the altar all around,

Lev 9:19  and the fat from the bull and the ram, the fat tail, and the covering, and the kidneys, and the appendage on the liver,

Lev 9:20  and they placed את the fat on the breasts, and he burned the fat on the altar.

Lev 9:21  But the breasts and the right thigh Aharon waved as a wave offering before יהוה, as Mosheh had commanded.

Lev 9:22  Aharon then lifted up את his hand toward the people and blessed them, and came down from making the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings.

Lev 9:23  And Mosheh and Aharon went into the Tent of Meeting, and came out and blessed את the people. And the esteem of יהוה appeared to all the people,

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 9:24 – 10:11

Lev 9:24  and fire came out from before יהוה and consumed את the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. And all the people saw and cried aloud and fell on their faces.

Lev 10:1  And Naḏaḇ and Aḇihu, the sons of Aharon, each took his fire holder and put fire in it, and put incense on it, and brought strange fire before יהוה, which He had not commanded them.

Lev 10:2  And fire came out from יהוה and consumed them, and they died before יהוה.

Lev 10:3  Then Mosheh said to Aharon, “This is what יהוה spoke, saying, ‘By those who come near Me let Me be set-apart! And before all the people let Me be esteemed!’ ” And Aharon was silent.

Lev 10:4  And Mosheh called to Misha’ĕl and to Eltsaphan, the sons of Uzzi’ĕl the uncle of Aharon, and said to them, “Come near, take את your brothers from before the set-apart place out of the camp.”

Lev 10:5  So they came near and took them by their long shirts out of the camp, as Mosheh had said.

Lev 10:6  And Mosheh said to Aharon, and to Elʽazar and to Ithamar, his sons, “Do not unbind your heads nor tear your garments, lest you die, and wrath come upon all the people. But let your brothers, all the house of Yisra’ĕl, bewail את the burning which יהוה has kindled.

Lev 10:7  “And do not go out from the door of the Tent of Meeting, lest you die, for the anointing oil of יהוה is upon you.” And they did according to the word of Mosheh.

Lev 10:8  And יהוה spoke to Aharon, saying,

Lev 10:9  “Do not drink wine or strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, lest you die – a law forever throughout your generations,

Lev 10:10  so as to make a distinction between the set-apart and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean,

Lev 10:11  and to teach את the children of Yisra’ĕl את all the laws which יהוה has spoken to them by the hand of Mosheh.”

4th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 10:12 – 10:15

Lev 10:12  And Mosheh spoke to Aharon, and to Elʽazar and Ithamar, his sons who were left, “Take את the grain offering that is left over from the offerings made by fire to יהוה, and eat it without leaven beside the altar, for it is most set-apart.

Lev 10:13  “And you shall eat it in a set-apart place, because it is yours by law and your sons’ by law, of the offerings made by fire to יהוה, for so I have been commanded.

Lev 10:14 “And the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution you eat in a clean place, you, and your sons, and your daughters with you. For they are yours by law and your sons’ by law, which are given from the slaughterings of peace offerings of the children of Yisra’ĕl.

Lev 10:15  “The thigh of the contribution and the breast of the wave offering they bring with the offerings of fat made by fire, to bring as a wave offering before יהוה. And it shall be yours and your sons’ with you, by a law forever, as יהוה has commanded.”

5th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 10:16 – 10:20

Lev 10:16 And Mosheh diligently looked for the goat of the sin offering and saw it was burned up. And he was wroth with Elʽazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aharon who were left, saying,

Lev 10:17  “Why have you not eaten את the sin offering in a set-apart place, since it is most set-apart, and Elohim has given it to you to bear את the crookedness of the congregation, to make atonement for them before יהוה?

Lev 10:18  “See, את its blood was not brought inside the set-apart place. You should have eaten it without fail in a set-apart place, as I have commanded.”

Lev 10:19  And Aharon said to Mosheh, “See, today they have brought את their sin offering and their burnt offering before יהוה, and matters like these have come to me! If I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been right in the eyes of יהוה?”

Lev 10:20  And when Mosheh heard that, it was good in his eyes.

6th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 11:1 – 11:32

Lev 11:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon, saying to them,

Lev 11:2  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘These are the living creatures which you do eat among all the beasts that are on the earth:

Lev 11:3  ‘Whatever has a split hoof completely divided, chewing the cud, among the beasts, that you do eat.

Lev 11:4  ‘Only, these you do not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have a split hoof: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have a split hoof, it is unclean to you;

Lev 11:5  and the rabbit, because it chews the cud but does not have a split hoof, it is unclean to you;

Lev 11:6  and the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have a split hoof, it is unclean to you;

Lev 11:7  and the pig, though it has a split hoof, completely divided, yet does not chew the cud, it is unclean to you.

Lev 11:8  ‘Their flesh you do not eat, and their carcasses you do not touch. They are unclean to you.

Lev 11:9  ‘These you do eat of all that are in the waters: any one that has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas or in the rivers, that you do eat.

Lev 11:10  ‘But all that have not fins and scales in the seas and in the rivers, all that move in the waters or any living creature which is in the waters, they are an abomination to you.

Lev 11:11  ‘They are an abomination to you – of their flesh you do not eat, and their carcasses you abominate.

Lev 11:12  ‘All that have not fins or scales in the waters is an abomination to you.

Lev 11:13  ‘And these you do abominate among the birds, they are not eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture,

Lev 11:14  and the hawk, and the falcon after its kind,

Lev 11:15  every raven after its kind,

Lev 11:16  and the ostrich, and the nighthawk, and the seagull, and the hawk after its kind,

Lev 11:17  and the little owl, and the fisher owl, and the great owl,

Lev 11:18  and the white owl, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture,

Lev 11:19  and the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

Lev 11:20  ‘All flying insects that creep on all fours is an abomination to you.

Lev 11:21  ‘Only, these you do eat of every flying insect that creeps on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth.

Lev 11:22  ‘These of them you do eat: the locust after its kind, and the destroying locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.

Lev 11:23  ‘But all other flying insects which have four feet is an abomination to you.

Lev 11:24  ‘And by these you are made unclean, anyone touching the carcass of any of them is unclean until evening,

Lev 11:25  and anyone picking up part of the carcass of any of them has to wash his garments, and shall be unclean until evening.

Lev 11:26  ‘Every beast that has a split hoof not completely divided, or does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Anyone who touches their carcass is unclean.

Lev 11:27  ‘And whatever goes on its paws, among all the creatures that go on all fours, those are unclean to you. Anyone who touches their carcass is unclean until evening,

Lev 11:28  and he who picks up their carcass has to wash his garments, and shall be unclean until evening. They are unclean to you.

Lev 11:29  ‘And these are unclean to you among the creeping creatures that creep on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the tortoise after its kind,

Lev 11:30  and the gecko, and the land crocodile, and the sand reptile, and the sand lizard, and the chameleon.

Lev 11:31  ‘These are unclean to you among all that creep. Anyone who touches them when they are dead becomes unclean until evening.

Lev 11:32  ‘And whatever any of them in its dead state falls upon, becomes unclean, whether it is any wooden object or garment or skin or sack, any object in which work is done, it is put in water. And it shall be unclean until evening, then it shall be clean.

7th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 11:33 – 11:47

Lev 11:33  ‘Any earthen vessel into which any of them falls, whatever is in it becomes unclean, and you break it.

Lev 11:34  ‘Any of the food which might be eaten, on which water comes, becomes unclean, and any drink which might be drunk from it becomes unclean.

Lev 11:35  ‘And on whatever any of their carcass falls becomes unclean – an oven or cooking range – it is broken down. They are unclean, and are unclean to you.

Lev 11:36  ‘But a fountain or a well, a collection of water, is clean, but whatever touches their carcass is unclean.

Lev 11:37  ‘And when any of their carcass falls on any planting seed which is to be sown, it is clean.

Lev 11:38  ‘But when any water is put on the seed and any part of any such carcass falls on it, it is unclean to you.

Lev 11:39  ‘And when any of the beasts which are yours for food dies, he who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening.

Lev 11:40  ‘And he who eats of its carcass has to wash his garments, and shall be unclean until evening. And he who picks up its carcass has to wash his garments, and shall be unclean until evening.

Lev 11:41  ‘And every creeping creature that creeps on the earth is an abomination, it is not eaten.

Lev 11:42  ‘Whatever crawls on its stomach, and whatever goes on all fours, and whatever has many feet among all creeping creatures that creep on the earth, these you do not eat, for they are an abomination.

Lev 11:43  ‘Do not make yourselves abominable with any creeping creature that creeps, and do not make yourselves unclean with them, lest you be defiled by them.

Lev 11:44  ‘For I am יהוה your Elohim, and you shall set yourselves apart. And you shall be set-apart, for I am set-apart. And do not defile yourselves with any creeping creature that creeps on the earth.

Lev 11:45  ‘For I am יהוה who is bringing you up out of the land of Mitsrayim, to be your Elohim. And you shall be set-apart, for I am set-apart.

Lev 11:46  ‘This is the Torah of the beasts and the birds and every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps on the earth,

Lev 11:47  to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living creature that is eaten and the living creature that is not eaten.’ ”

Prophets: 2 Samuel 6:1 – 7:17

2Sa 6:1  Now Dawiḏ again gathered all the chosen men of Yisra’ĕl, thirty thousand.

2Sa 6:2  And Dawiḏ rose up and went with all the people who were with him from Baʽalĕ Yehuḏah, to bring up from there the ark of Elohim, that is called by the Name, the Name יהוה of Hosts, who dwells between the keruḇim.

2Sa 6:3  And they placed the ark of Elohim on a new wagon, and brought it from the house of Aḇinaḏaḇ, which was on the hill. And Uzzah and Aḥyo, sons of Aḇinaḏaḇ, were leading the new wagon.

2Sa 6:4  And they brought it from the house of Aḇinaḏaḇ, which was on the hill, with the ark of Elohim. And Aḥyo was walking before the ark.

2Sa 6:5  And Dawiḏ and all the house of Yisra’ĕl were dancing before יהוה, with all instruments of fir wood, and with lyres, and with harps, and with tambourines, and with sistrums, and with cymbals.

2Sa 6:6  And when they came to the threshing-floor of Naḵon, Uzzah reached out toward the ark of Elohim and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled.

2Sa 6:7  And the wrath of יהוה burned against Uzzah, and Elohim smote him there for the fault. And he died there by the ark of Elohim.

2Sa 6:8  And Dawiḏ was displeased because יהוה had broken out against Uzzah. And he called the name of the place Perets Uzzah, until this day.

2Sa 6:9  And Dawiḏ was afraid of יהוה on that day, and said, “How shall the ark of יהוה come to me?”

2Sa 6:10  And Dawiḏ would not move the ark of יהוה with him into the City of Dawiḏ, but Dawiḏ turned it aside to the house of Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom the Gittite.

2Sa 6:11  And the ark of יהוה remained in the house of Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom the Gittite three months, and יהוה blessed Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom and all his house.

2Sa 6:12  And it was reported to Sovereign Dawiḏ, saying, “יהוה has blessed the house of Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom and all that he has, because of the ark of Elohim.” Dawiḏ then went and brought up the ark of Elohim from the house of Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom to the City of Dawiḏ with rejoicing.

2Sa 6:13  And it came to be, when those bearing the ark of יהוה had gone six steps, that he slaughtered bulls and fatted sheep.

2Sa 6:14  And Dawiḏ danced before יהוה with all his might. And Dawiḏ was wearing a linen shoulder garment.

2Sa 6:15  Thus Dawiḏ and all the house of Yisra’ĕl brought up the ark of יהוה with shouting and with the sound of the ram’s horn.

2Sa 6:16  And it came to be, when the ark of יהוה came into the City of Dawiḏ, that Miḵal, daughter of Sha’ul, looked through a window and saw Sovereign Dawiḏ leaping and dancing before יהוה, and she despised him in her heart.

2Sa 6:17  So they brought the ark of יהוה in, and set it in its place in the midst of the Tent that Dawiḏ had pitched for it. And Dawiḏ brought burnt offerings before יהוה, and peace offerings.

2Sa 6:18  And when Dawiḏ had finished bringing burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the Name of יהוה of hosts.

2Sa 6:19  And he apportioned to all the people, to all the crowd of Yisra’ĕl, from man even to women, to each one a loaf of bread, and a measure, and a cake of raisins. And all the people left, each one to his house.

2Sa 6:20  And Dawiḏ returned to bless his household, and Miḵal the daughter of Sha’ul came out to meet Dawiḏ, and said, “How esteemed was the sovereign of Yisra’ĕl today, uncovering himself today in the eyes of the female servants of his servants, as one of the foolish ones shamelessly uncovers himself!”

2Sa 6:21  So Dawiḏ said to Miḵal, “Before יהוה, who chose me instead of your father and all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of יהוה, over Yisra’ĕl, so I danced before יהוה.

2Sa 6:22  “And I shall be even more slight than this, and shall be humble in my own eyes. But as for the female servants of whom you have spoken, by them I am esteemed.”

2Sa 6:23  And Miḵal the daughter of Sha’ul had no children to the day of her death.

2Sa 7:1  And it came to be when the sovereign was dwelling in his house, and יהוה had given him rest from all his enemies all around,

2Sa 7:2  that the sovereign said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I am dwelling in a house of cedar, but the ark of Elohim dwells within curtains.”

2Sa 7:3  And Nathan said to the sovereign, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for יהוה is with you.”

2Sa 7:4  And it came to be that night that the word of יהוה came to Nathan, saying,

2Sa 7:5  “Go and say to My servant Dawiḏ, ‘Thus said יהוה, “Would you build a house for Me to dwell in?

2Sa 7:6  “For I have not dwelt in a house since the time that I brought the children of Yisra’ĕl up from Mitsrayim, even to this day, but have moved about in a Tent and in a Dwelling Place.

2Sa 7:7  “Wherever I have walked with all the children of Yisra’ĕl, have I ever spoken a word to anyone from the tribes of Yisra’ĕl, whom I commanded to shepherd My people Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?’ ” ’

2Sa 7:8  “And now, say to My servant Dawiḏ, ‘Thus said יהוה of hosts, “I took you from the pasture, from following the flock, to be ruler over My people, over Yisra’ĕl.

2Sa 7:9  “And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a great name, like the name of the great ones who are on the earth.

2Sa 7:10  “And I shall appoint a place for My people Yisra’ĕl, and shall plant them, and they shall dwell in a place of their own and no longer be afraid, neither shall the children of wickedness oppress them again, as at the first,

2Sa 7:11  even from the day I appointed rulers over My people Yisra’ĕl, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies. And יהוה has declared to you that He would make you a house.

2Sa 7:12  “When your days are filled and you rest with your fathers, I shall raise up your seed after you, who comes from your inward parts, and shall establish his reign.

2Sa 7:13  “He does build a house for My Name, and I shall establish the throne of his reign forever.

2Sa 7:14  “I am to be his Father, and he is My son. If he does perversely, I shall reprove him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.

2Sa 7:15  “But My kindness does not turn aside from him, as I turned it aside from Sha’ul, whom I removed from before you.

2Sa 7:16  “And your house and your reign are to be steadfast forever before you – your throne is established forever.” ’ ”

2Sa 7:17  According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to Dawiḏ.

Ezekiel 36:16-38

Eze 36:16  And the word of יהוה came to me, saying,

Eze 36:17  “Son of man, when the house of Yisra’ĕl dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own ways and deeds. To Me their way was like the uncleanness of a woman in her monthly period.

Eze 36:18  “So I poured out My wrath on them for the blood they had shed on the land, and for their idols they defiled it.

Eze 36:19  “And I scattered them among the gentiles, and they were dispersed throughout the lands. I have judged them according to their ways and their deeds.

Eze 36:20  “And when they came to the gentiles, wherever they went, they profaned My set-apart Name for it was said of them, ‘These are the people of יהוה, and yet they have gone out of His land.’

Eze 36:21  “But I had compassion on My set-apart Name, which the house of Yisra’ĕl had profaned among the gentiles wherever they went.

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.

Eze 36:25  “And I shall sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean – from all your filthiness and from all your idols I cleanse you.

Eze 36:26  “And I shall give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you. And I shall take the heart of stone out of your flesh, and I shall give you a heart of flesh,

Eze 36:27  and put My Spirit within you1. And I shall cause you to walk in My laws and guard My right-rulings and shall do them.

Footnote: 1See 11:19-20, 37:6-14, 39:29.

Eze 11:19  “And I shall give them one heart, and put a new spirit within you. And I shall take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,

Eze 11:20  so that they walk in My laws, and guard My right-rulings, and shall do them. And they shall be My people and I shall be their Elohim.

Eze 37:6  “And I shall put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, and cover you with skin and put a spirit in you, and you shall live. And you shall know that I am יהוה.” ’ ”

Eze 37:7  And I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a noise, and there was a rattling. And the bones came together, bone to bone.

Eze 37:8  And I looked and saw sinews and flesh came upon them, and skin covered them, but there was no spirit in them.

Eze 37:9  He then said to me, “Prophesy to the spirit, prophesy, son of man, and you shall say to the spirit, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “Come from the four winds, O spirit, and breathe on these slain, so that they live.” ’ ”

Eze 37:10  And I prophesied as He commanded me, and the spirit came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, a very great army.

Eze 37:11  And He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are all the house of Yisra’ĕl. See, they say, ‘Our bones are dry, our expectancy has perished, and we ourselves have been cut off!’

Eze 37:12  “Therefore prophesy, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “See, O My people, I am opening your graves, and shall bring you up from your graves, and shall bring you into the land of Yisra’ĕl.

Eze 37:13  “And you shall know that I am יהוה, when I open your graves, O My people, and bring you up from your graves.

Eze 37:14  “And I shall put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall settle you in your own land. And you shall know that I יהוה have spoken, and I have done it,” declares יהוה.’ ”

Eze 39:29  ‘And no longer do I hide My face from them, for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Yisra’ĕl,’ declares the Master יהוה.”

Eze 36:28  “And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers. And you shall be My people, and I shall be your Elohim.

Eze 36:29  “And I shall save you from all your uncleannesses. And I shall call for the grain and increase it, and I shall bring no scarcity of food upon you.

Eze 36:30  “And I shall increase the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of scarcity of food among the gentiles.

Eze 36:31  “And you shall remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good. And you shall loathe yourselves in your own eyes, for your crookednesses and your abominations.

Eze 36:32  “Not for your sake am I acting,” declares the Master יהוה, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and blush for your ways, O house of Yisra’ĕl!”

Eze 36:33  ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “On the day that I cleanse you from all your crookednesses, I shall cause the cities to be inhabited, and the ruined places shall be rebuilt,

Eze 36:34  and the land that was laid waste tilled instead of being a ruin before the eyes of all who pass by.

Eze 36:35  “And they shall say, ‘This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Ěḏen. And the wasted, the deserted, and the destroyed cities are now walled and inhabited.’

Eze 36:36  “Then the gentiles which are left all around you shall know that I, יהוה, have rebuilt the destroyed places and planted what was laid waste. I, יהוה, have spoken it, and I shall do it.”

Eze 36:37  ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “Once again I shall let the house of Yisra’ĕl inquire of Me to do for them: I shall increase their men like a flock.

Eze 36:38  “As a set-apart flock, as the flock at Yerushalayim at her appointed times, so shall the wasted cities be filled with flocks of men. And they shall know that I am יהוה.” ’ ”

Brit Hadasha: Mark 9:1-13

Mar 9:1  And He said to them, “Truly, I say to you that there are some standing here who shall not taste of death at all until they see the reign of Elohim having come in power:”

Mar 9:2  And after six days יהושע took Kĕpha, and Yaʽaqoḇ, and Yoḥanan, and led them up on a high mountain alone by themselves. And He was transformed before them.

Mar 9:3  And His garments became glittering, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth is able to whiten.

Mar 9:4  And there appeared to them Ěliyahu with Mosheh,1 and they were talking with יהושע.

Footnote: 1See Mt. 17:2-9, Lk. 9:28-35, Lk. 16:31, John. 5:47, Mal. 4:4-5.

Mat 17:2  and He was transformed before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as the light.

Mat 17:3  And see, Mosheh and Ěliyahu appeared to them, talking with Him.

Mat 17:4  And Kĕpha answering, said to יהושע, “Master, it is good for us to be here. If You wish, let us make here three booths: one for You, one for Mosheh, and one for Ěliyahu.”

Mat 17:5  While he was still speaking, see, a bright cloud overshadowed them. And see, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, the Beloved, in whom I did delight. Hear Him!”

Mat 17:6  And when the taught ones heard, they fell on their faces and were much afraid.

Mat 17:7  But יהושע came near and touched them and said, “Rise, and do not be afraid.”

Mat 17:8  And having lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but יהושע only.

Mat 17:9  And as they were coming down from the mountain, יהושע commanded them, saying, “Do not mention the vision to anyone until the Son of Aḏam is raised from the dead.”

Luk 9:28  And it came to be, about eight days after these words, taking with Him Kĕpha and Yoḥanan and Yaʽaqoḇ, He went up to the mountain to pray.

Luk 9:29  And it came to be, as He prayed, the appearance of His face changed, and His garment dazzling white.

Luk 9:30  And see, two men were talking with Him, who were Mosheh and Ěliyahu,

Luk 9:31  who having appeared in esteem, spoke of His death which He was about to complete at Yerushalayim.

Luk 9:32  But Kĕpha and those with him were heavy with sleep. And having awakened, they saw His esteem and the two men standing with Him.

Luk 9:33  And it came to be, as they were parting from Him, Kĕpha said to יהושע, “Master, it is good for us to be here. And let us make three booths: one for You, and one for Mosheh, and one for Ěliyahu,” not knowing what he said.

Luk 9:34  And as he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them. And they were afraid as they entered the cloud.

Luk 9:35  And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, the Beloved. Hear Him!”

Luk 16:31  “But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Mosheh and the prophets, neither would they be persuaded even if one should rise from the dead.’ ”

Joh 5:47  “But if you do not believe his writings,1 how shall you believe My words?”

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

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.”

Mar 9:5  And Kĕpha responding, said to יהושע, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. And let us make three booths, one for You, and one for Mosheh, and one for Ěliyahu,”

Mar 9:6  because he did not know what to say, for they were exceedingly afraid.

Mar 9:7  And there came a cloud overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, the Beloved. Hear Him!”

Mar 9:8  And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them, but only יהושע.

Mar 9:9  And as they were coming down from the mountain, He ordered them not to relate to anyone what they saw, till the Son of Aḏam had risen from the dead.

Mar 9:10  And they kept this matter to themselves, debating what the rising from the dead meant.

Mar 9:11  And they asked Him, saying, “Why do the scribes say that Ěliyahu has to come first?”

Mar 9:12  And He said to them, “Ěliyahu indeed, having come first, restores all matters1. And how has it been written concerning the Son of Aḏam, that He is to suffer much and be despised?

Footnote: 1Mt. 17:11, Acts 3:21.

Mat 17:11  And יהושע answering, said to them, “Ěliyahu is indeed coming first, and shall restore all matters.

Act 3:21  whom heaven needs to receive until the times of restoration of all matters, of which Elohim spoke through the mouth of all His set-apart prophets since of old.

Mar 9:13  “But I say to you that even Ěliyahu has come, and they did to him whatever they wished, as it has been written of him.”

Acts 5:1-11

Act 5:1  But a certain man named Ḥananyah, with Shappirah his wife, sold a possession.

Act 5:2  And he kept back from the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the feet of the emissaries.

Act 5:3  But Kĕpha said, “Ḥananyah, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Set-apart Spirit and keep back from the price of the land for yourself?

Act 5:4  “While it remained, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your authority? Why have you conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to Elohim.”

Act 5:5  Then Ḥananyah, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all those who heard of this.

Act 5:6  But the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out and buried him.

Act 5:7  And it came to be, about three hours later, that his wife came in, not knowing what had taken place.

Act 5:8  And Kĕpha responded to her, “Say to me whether you sold the land for so much?” And she said, “Yes, for so much.”

Act 5:9  So Kĕpha said to her, “Why have you agreed to try the Spirit of יהוה? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they shall carry you out.”

Act 5:10  And immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, they buried her beside her husband.

Act 5:11  And great fear came upon all the assembly and upon all who heard of this.

Verse 4

The point is that Khananyah did not have to dedicate all the proceeds to Yahweh, but claiming that he did and then lying about it brought his death. Interesting enough the name Khananyah means “grace of Yahweh”.

Acts 10:1-35

Act 10:1  Now there was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a captain of what was called the Italian Regiment,

Act 10:2  dedicated, and fearing Elohim with all his household, doing many kind deeds to the people, and praying to Elohim always.

Act 10:3  He clearly saw in a vision, about the ninth hour of the day, a messenger of Elohim coming to him, and saying to him, “Cornelius!”

Act 10:4  And looking intently at him, and becoming afraid, he said, “What is it, master?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your kind deeds have come up for a remembrance before Elohim.

Act 10:5  “And now send men to Yapho, and send for Shimʽon who is also called Kĕpha.

Act 10:6  “He is staying with Shimʽon, a leather-tanner, whose house is by the sea.”

Act 10:7  And when the messenger who spoke to him went away, Cornelius called two of his household servants, and a dedicated soldier from among those who waited on him continually.

Act 10:8  And having explained to them all, he sent them to Yapho.

Act 10:9  And on the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, Kĕpha went up on the house-top to pray, about the sixth hour.

Act 10:10  And he became hungry and wished to eat. But while they were preparing, he fell into a trance,

Act 10:11  and he saw the heaven opened and a certain vessel like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth,

Act 10:12  in which were all kinds of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping creatures, and the birds of the heaven.

Act 10:13  And a voice came to him, “Rise up, Kĕpha, slay and eat.”

Act 10:14  But Kĕpha said, “Not at all, Master! Because I have never eaten whatever is common or unclean.”

Act 10:15  And a voice came to him again the second time, “What Elohim has cleansed you do not consider common.”

Act 10:16  And this took place three times, and the vessel was taken back to the heaven.

Act 10:17  And while Kĕpha was doubting within himself about what the vision might mean, look, the men who had been sent from Cornelius, having asked for the house of Shimʽon, stood at the gate,

Act 10:18  and calling out, they enquired whether Shimʽon, also known as Kĕpha, was staying there.

Act 10:19  And as Kĕpha was thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “See, three men seek you.

Act 10:20  “But rise up, go down and go with them, not doubting at all, for I have sent them.”

Act 10:21  So Kĕpha went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Look, I am the one you seek. Why have you come?”

Act 10:22  And they said, “Cornelius the captain, a righteous man and one who fears Elohim and well spoken of by the entire nation of the Yehuḏim, was instructed by a set-apart messenger to send for you to his house, and to hear words from you.”

Act 10:23  So inviting them in, he housed them. And on the next day Kĕpha went away with them, and some brothers from Yapho went with him.

Act 10:24  And the following day they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his relatives and close friends.

Act 10:25  And it came to be, that when Kĕpha entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and bowed before him.

Act 10:26  But Kĕpha raised him up, saying, “Stand up, I myself am also a man.”

Act 10:27  And talking with him, he went in and found many who had come together.

Act 10:28  And he said to them, “You know that a Yehuḏite man is not allowed to associate with, or go to one of another race. But Elohim has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.1 Footnote: 1See v. 35.

Act 10:29  “That is why I came without hesitation when I was sent for. So I ask, why have you sent for me?”

Act 10:30  And Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour. And at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and see, a man stood before me in shining garments,

Act 10:31  and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your kind deeds were remembered before Elohim.

Act 10:32  ‘Now send to Yapho and call Shimʽon here, who is also called Kĕpha. He is staying in the house of Shimʽon, a leather-tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he shall speak to you.’

Act 10:33  “So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. And now, we are all present before Elohim, to hear all that you have been commanded by Elohim.”

Act 10:34  And opening his mouth, Kĕpha said, “Truly I see that Elohim shows no partiality,

Act 10:35  but in every nation, he who fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.

In verse 12, there are clean and unclean animals on the sheet. Peter could have eaten a clean animal as all that was said to him was to eat. However, according to the Jewish oral law of the Rabbis, if something clean was on the same sheet or table as something unclean, then it became common and could not be touched or eaten. There is one word for “unclean” meaning defiled and another word for “common”, meaning used by everyone. If a gentile touched something of a Jew, then it became common and could not be used ever again. Jews in the 1st century would not even use olive oil that was crushed by a gentile. YHWH is using the analogy with food to tell Peter not to call people who were now in the New Covenant common (vs 28,34,36)

Verse 28 : This was unlawful according to the Rabbinical tradition but not according to Torah. The whole vision is about changing from the old rigid way that the Jewish tradition of the rabbis looked at non Jewish proselytes, but nowhere does it ever condone the eating of unclean food according to the 11th chapter of Leviticus. This whole incident is taking place around 10 years after the resurrection and Peter clearly said in chapter 10:14, that “he never ate anything unclean”.

2 Corinthians 6:14 – 7:1

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.”

2Co 7:1  Having, then, these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and spirit, perfecting set-apartness in the fear of Elohim.

1 Peter 1:13-16

1Pe 1:13  Therefore, having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, set your expectation perfectly upon the favour that is to be brought to you at the revelation of יהושע Messiah,

1Pe 1:14  as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts in your ignorance,

1Pe 1:15  instead, as the One who called you is set-apart, so you also should become set-apart in all behaviour,

1Pe 1:16  because it has been written, “Be set-apart, for I am set-apart.”

Aharonic Blessing

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

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

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

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

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

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

Num 6:24         יברכך  יהוה  וישׁמרך׃  

Num 6:25         יאר  יהוה  פניו  אליך  ויחנך׃  

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