Devarim | דברים | “Words”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Devarim, D’varim, or Debarim (דְּבָרִים — Hebrew for “words,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 44th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the first in the Book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22. The parashah is made up of 5,972 Hebrew letters, 1,548 Hebrew words, and 105 verses, and can occupy about 197 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah).

According to the sages of the Mishnah (the Sifri), the numerous place names listed in verse 1 are not landmarks or geographical locations, but rather words of musar (rebuke) by Moses to the people of Israel. That is, instead of detailing their sins outright, he alluded to them with code words, however I see that he is mentioning the locations in order to remind them of there transgressions:

“In the desert” (בַּמִּדְבָּר) – that is, the time they complained “if only we would have died in the desert” (Exod. 17:3)
“In the plain” (בָּעֲרָבָה) – that is, their most recent sin with the Moabite women (and Ba’al Peor) in the plains of Moab (Num. 25)
“Opposite Suf” (מוֹל סוּף) – that is, the complaint of Israel at the shores of Yam Suf (at the start of the great exodus from Egypt)
“Paran” (פָּארָן) – that is, the Sin of the Spies, who were dispatched from Paran (Num. 13)
“Tofel and Lavan” (תּפֶל וְלָבָן, “libel” and “white”) – that is, their libeling the white manna (Num. 21:5)
“Hazerot” (חֲצֵרת) – that is, where Korach’s mutiny against Moses took place
“Di Zahav” – (דִי זָהָב,”too much gold”) the sin of the Golden Calf

Torah: Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22

1st reading (עליה, aliyah)  Devarim 1:1-10

Deu 1:1  These are the words which Mosheh spoke to all Yisra’ĕl beyond the Yardĕn in the wilderness, in the desert plain opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, and Laḇan, and Ḥatsĕroth, and Di Zahaḇ,

Deu 1:2  eleven days’ journey from Ḥorĕḇ by way of Mount Sĕʽir to Qaḏĕsh Barnĕa.

Deu 1:3  And it came to be in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Mosheh spoke to the children of Yisra’ĕl according to all that יהוה had commanded him concerning them,

Deu 1:4  after he had smitten Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, who dwelt in Ḥeshbon, and Oḡ sovereign of Bashan, who dwelt at Ashtaroth in Eḏreʽi.

Deu 1:5  Beyond the Yardĕn, in the land of Mo’aḇ, Mosheh undertook to declair this Torah, saying,

The word used for explain or declair here is rab





A primitive root; to dig; by analogy to engrave; figuratively to explain: – declare, (make) plain (-ly).





From H874; a pit; especially a well: – pit, well.





From H874; a cistern: – cistern.





From H875; a well; Beera, an Israelite: – Beera.

Deu 1:6  “יהוה our Elohim spoke to us in Ḥorĕḇ, saying, ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain.

Deu 1:7  ‘Turn and set out on your way, and go into the mountains of the Amorites, and to all the neighbouring places in the desert plain, in the mountains and in the low country, and in the Negeḇ and on the seacoast, to the land of the Kenaʽanites and to Leḇanon, as far as the great river, the River Euphrates.

Deu 1:8  ‘See, I have set the land before you. Go in and possess the land which יהוה swore to your fathers, to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ, to give to them and their seed after them.’

Deu 1:9  “And I spoke to you at that time, saying, ‘I am unable to bear you by myself.

Deu 1:10  ‘יהוה your Elohim has increased you, and see, you are today as numerous as the stars of the heavens.

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah) Devarim 1:11-21

Deu 1:11  ‘יהוה Elohim of your fathers is going to add to you a thousand times more than you are, and bless you as He has spoken to you!

Deu 1:12  ‘How do I bear your pressure and your burden and your strife, by myself?

Deu 1:13  ‘Choose men, wise and understanding, and known to your tribes, and let me appoint them as your heads.’

Deu 1:14  “And you answered me and said, ‘The word which you have spoken to us to do is good.’

Deu 1:15  “And I took the heads of your tribes, wise men and known, and made them heads over you, leaders of thousands, and leaders of hundreds, and leaders of fifties, and leaders of tens, and officers for your tribes.

Deu 1:16  “And I commanded your judges at that time, saying, ‘When hearing between your brothers, judge righteously between a man and his brother or the stranger who is with him.

Deu 1:17  ‘Do not show partiality in right-ruling, hear the small as well as the great. Do not be afraid of anyone’s face, for the right-ruling belongs to Elohim. And the case which is too hard for you, bring it to me, and I shall hear it.’

Deu 1:18  “And I commanded you at that time all the words which you should do.

Deu 1:19  “Then we set out from Ḥorĕḇ, and went through all that great and awesome wilderness which you saw on the way to the mountains of the Amorites, as יהוה our Elohim had commanded us. And we came to Qaḏĕsh Barnĕa.

Deu 1:20  “And I said to you, ‘You have come to the mountains of the Amorites, which יהוה our Elohim is giving us.

Deu 1:21  ‘See, יהוה your Elohim has set the land before you. Go up and possess it, as יהוה Elohim of your fathers has spoken to you. Do not fear, nor be discouraged.’

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Devarim 1:22-38

Deu 1:22  “And all of you came near to me and said, ‘Let us send men before us, and let them search out the land for us, and bring back word to us of the way by which we should go up, and of the cities into which we would come.’

Deu 1:23  “And the matter was good in my eyes, so I took twelve of your men, one man from each tribe.

Deu 1:24  “And they turned and went up into the mountains, and came to the wadi Eshkol, and spied it out.

Deu 1:25  “And they took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us. And they brought back word to us, saying, ‘The land which יהוה our Elohim is giving us is good.’

Deu 1:26  “But you would not go up and rebelled against the mouth of יהוה your Elohim,

Deu 1:27  and grumbled in your tents, and said, ‘Because יהוה was hating us, He has brought us out of the land of Mitsrayim to give us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.

Deu 1:28  ‘Where are we going to? Our brothers have made our hearts melt, saying, “The people are greater and taller than we, the cities are great and walled up to the heavens, and we saw the sons of the Anaqim there too.” ’

Deu 1:29  “Then I said to you, ‘Have no dread or fear of them.

Deu 1:30  ‘יהוה your Elohim, who is going before you, He does fight for you, according to all He did for you in Mitsrayim before your eyes,

Deu 1:31  and in the wilderness, where you saw how יהוה your Elohim has borne you, as a man bears his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.’

Deu 1:32  “Yet in this matter you are putting no trust in יהוה your Elohim,

Deu 1:33  who is going before you in the way to seek out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go, in fire by night and in a cloud by day.

Deu 1:34  “And יהוה heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and took an oath, saying,

Deu 1:35  ‘Not one of these men of this evil generation shall see that good land of which I swore to give to your fathers,

Deu 1:36  except Kalĕḇ son of Yephunneh. He shall see it, and to him and his children I give the land on which he walked, because he followed יהוה completely.’

Deu 1:37  “And יהוה was enraged with me for your sakes, saying, ‘You do not go in there, either.

Deu 1:38  ‘Yehoshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall go in there. Strengthen him, for he shall cause Yisra’ĕl to inherit.

4th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Devarim 1:39-2:1

Deu 1:39  ‘And your little ones and your children, who you say are for a prey, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they are going in there. And to them I give it, and they are to possess it.

Deu 1:40  ‘But you, turn and take your journey into the wilderness by the Way of the Sea of Reeds.’

Deu 1:41  “Then you answered and said to me, ‘We have sinned against יהוה. We ourselves are going up, and we shall fight, as יהוה our Elohim commanded us.’ And when each one of you had girded on his battle gear, you were ready to go up into the mountain.

Deu 1:42  “And יהוה said to me, ‘Say to them, “Do not go up nor fight, for I am not in your midst, lest you be smitten before your enemies.” ’

Deu 1:43  “So I spoke to you, but you would not listen and rebelled against the mouth of יהוה, and acted proudly, and went up into the mountain.

Deu 1:44  “Then the Amorites who dwelt in that mountain came out against you and chased you as bees do, and drove you back from Sĕʽir to Ḥormah.

Deu 1:45  “And you returned and wept before יהוה, but יהוה would not listen to your voice nor give ear to you.

Deu 1:46  “So you dwelt in Qaḏĕsh many days, according to the days that you dwelt.

Deu 2:1  “Then we turned and set out into the wilderness, the way of the Sea of Reeds, as יהוה spoke to me, and we went round Mount Sĕʽir, many days.

5th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Devarim 2:2-30

Deu 2:2  “And יהוה spoke to me, saying,

Deu 2:3  ‘You have gone around this mountain long enough, turn northward.

Deu 2:4  ‘And command the people, saying, “You are about to pass over into the border of your brothers, the descendants of Ěsaw, who live in Sĕʽir, and they are afraid of you. So be on your guard.

Deu 2:5  “Do not strive with them, for I do not give you any of their land, no, not so much as one footstep, because I have given Mount Sĕʽir to Ěsaw as a possession.

Deu 2:6  “What food you buy from them with silver you shall eat. And also, what water you buy from them with silver you shall drink.

Deu 2:7  “For יהוה your Elohim has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He has known your wandering through this great wilderness. These forty years יהוה your Elohim has been with you, you have not lacked any matter.” ’

Deu 2:8  “And when we passed beyond our brothers, the descendants of Ěsaw who dwell in Sĕʽir, away from the way of the desert plain, away from Ěylath and Etsyon Geḇer, we turned and passed over by way of the Wilderness of Mo’aḇ.

Deu 2:9  “And יהוה said to me, ‘Do not distress Mo’aḇ, nor stir yourself up against them in battle, for I do not give you any of their land as a possession, because I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession.’ ”

Deu 2:10  (The Ěmites had dwelt there formerly, a people as great and numerous and tall as the Anaqim.

Deu 2:11  They were also reckoned as Repha’ites, like the Anaqim, but the Mo’aḇites call them Ěmites.

Deu 2:12  And the Ḥorites formerly dwelt in Sĕʽir, but the descendants of Ěsaw dispossessed them and destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their place, as Yisra’ĕl did to the land of their possession which יהוה gave them).

Deu 2:13  “ ‘Now rise up, and pass over the wadi Zereḏ.’ So we passed over the wadi Zereḏ.

Deu 2:14  “And the time we took to come from Qaḏĕsh Barnĕa until we passed over the wadi Zereḏ was thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of battle was consumed from the midst of the camp, as יהוה had sworn to them.

Deu 2:15  “And also, the hand of יהוה was against them, to destroy them from the midst of the camp until they were consumed.

Deu 2:16  “And it came to be, when all the men of battle had finally perished from among the people,

Deu 2:17  that יהוה spoke to me, saying,

Deu 2:18  ‘This day you are to pass over at Ar, the boundary of Mo’aḇ.

Deu 2:19  ‘And when you come near the children of Ammon, do not distress them nor stir yourself up against them, for I do not give you any of the land of the children of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the descendants of Lot as a possession.’

Deu 2:20  (That was also reckoned as a land of Repha’ites. Repha’ites formerly dwelt there. But the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,

Deu 2:21  a people as great and numerous and tall as the Anaqim. But יהוה destroyed them before them, and they dispossessed them and dwelt in their place,

Deu 2:22  as He had done for the descendants of Ěsaw, who dwelt in Sĕʽir, when He destroyed the Ḥorites from before them. They dispossessed them and dwelt in their place, even to this day.

Deu 2:23  And the Awwim who dwelt in villages as far as Azzah, the Kaphtorim who came from Kaphtor, destroyed them and dwelt in their place).

Deu 2:24  ‘Arise, set out and pass over the wadi Arnon. See, I have given into your hand Siḥon the Amorite, sovereign of Ḥeshbon, and his land. Begin to possess it, and stir up yourself against him in battle.

Deu 2:25  ‘This day I begin to put the dread and fear of you upon the peoples under all the heavens, who, when they hear the report of you, shall tremble and shake because of you.’

Deu 2:26  “Then I sent messengers from the Wilderness of Qeḏĕmoth to Siḥon sovereign of Ḥeshbon, with words of peace, saying,

Deu 2:27  ‘Let me pass over through your land on the highway. I shall go on the highway and turn neither to the right nor to the left.

Deu 2:28  ‘What food you sell me for silver I shall eat, and what water you give me for silver I shall drink. Only let me pass over on foot,

Deu 2:29  as the descendants of Ěsaw who dwell in Sĕʽir and the Mo’aḇites who dwell in Ar did for me – until I pass over the Yardĕn to the land יהוה our Elohim is giving us.’

Deu 2:30  “But Siḥon sovereign of Ḥeshbon would not let us pass over, for יהוה your Elohim hardened his spirit and strengthened his heart, to give him into your hand, as it is this day.

6th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Devarim 2:31-3:14

Deu 2:31  “And יהוה said to me, ‘See, I have begun to give Siḥon and his land over to you. Begin to possess – in order to possess his land.’

Deu 2:32  “And Siḥon and all his people came out against us to fight at Yahats,

Deu 2:33  and יהוה our Elohim gave him over to us, so we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.

Deu 2:34  “And we took all his cities at that time, and we put the men, women, and little ones of every city under the ban, we left none remaining.

Deu 2:35  “Only the livestock we took as plunder for ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we captured.

Deu 2:36  “From Aroʽĕr, which is on the edge of the wadi Arnon, and the city that is by the wadi, as far as Gilʽaḏ, there was not one city too high for us. יהוה our Elohim gave all to us.

Deu 2:37  “Only you did not go near the land of the children of Ammon – anywhere along the wadi Yabboq, or to the cities of the mountains, or wherever יהוה our Elohim had forbidden us.

Deu 3:1  “Then we turned and went up the way to Bashan. And Oḡ sovereign of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Eḏreʽi.

Deu 3:2  “And יהוה said to me, ‘Do not fear him, for I have given him and all his people and his land into your hand. And you shall do to him as you did to Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, who dwelt at Ḥeshbon.’

Deu 3:3  “So יהוה our Elohim also gave into our hands Oḡ sovereign of Bashan, with all his people, and we smote him until he had no survivors remaining.

Deu 3:4  “And we captured all his cities at that time. There was not a city which we did not take from them: sixty cities, all the district of Argoḇ, the reign of Oḡ in Bashan.

Deu 3:5  “All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates and bars, besides a great many unwalled towns.

Deu 3:6  “And we put them under the ban, as we did to Siḥon sovereign of Ḥeshbon, putting the men, the women, and the children of every city under the ban.

Deu 3:7  “But all the livestock and the spoil of the cities we took as booty for ourselves.

Deu 3:8  “And at that time we took the land, from the hand of the two sovereigns of the Amorites, that was beyond the Yardĕn, from the wadi Arnon to Mount Ḥermon

Deu 3:9  “(Tsiḏonians call Ḥermon, Siryon – and the Amorites call it Senir),

Deu 3:10  all the cities of the plain, all Gilʽaḏ, and all Bashan, as far as Salḵah and Eḏreʽi, cities of the reign of Oḡ in Bashan.

Deu 3:11  “For only Oḡ sovereign of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Repha’ites. See, his bedstead was an iron bedstead. Is it not in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its width, according to the cubit of a man.

Deu 3:12  “And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroʽĕr, which is by the wadi Arnon, and half the mountains of Gilʽaḏ and its cities, I gave to the Re’uḇĕnites and the Gaḏites.

Deu 3:13  “And the rest of Gilʽaḏ, and all Bashan, the reign of Oḡ, I gave to half the tribe of Menashsheh – all the district of Argoḇ, with all Bashan, called the land of the Repha’ites.

Deu 3:14  “Yaʽir son of Menashsheh had taken all the district of Argoḇ, as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maʽaḵathites, and called them after his own name: the Bashan of Hawoth Yaʽir, to this day.

7th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Devarim 3:15-22

Deu 3:15  “And to Maḵir I gave Gilʽaḏ.

Deu 3:16  “And to the Re’uḇĕnites and the Gaḏites I gave from Gilʽaḏ as far as the wadi Arnon, the middle of the wadi as the border, as far as the wadi Yabboq, the border of the children of Ammon,

Deu 3:17  and the desert plain, with the Yardĕn as the border, from Kinnereth as far as the Sea of the Araḇah, the Salt Sea, below the slopes of Pisgah on the east.

Deu 3:18  “And I commanded you at that time, saying, ‘יהוה your Elohim has given you this land to possess. All you sons of might, pass over armed before your brothers, the children of Yisra’ĕl.

Deu 3:19  ‘But let your wives and your little ones, and your livestock – I know that you have much livestock – stay in your cities which I have given you,

Deu 3:20  until יהוה has given rest to your brothers as to you, and they also possess the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving them beyond the Yardĕn. Then you shall return, each man to his possession which I have given you.’

Deu 3:21  “And I commanded Yehoshua at that time, saying, ‘Your eyes have seen all that יהוה your Elohim has done to these two sovereigns. יהוה does the same to all the reigns which you are passing over.

Deu 3:22  ‘Do not fear them, for יהוה your Elohim Himself fights for you.’

Prophets: Isaiah 1:1-27

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.

Isa 1:21  How the steadfast city has become a whore! I have filled it with right-ruling; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers.

Isa 1:22  Your silver has become dross, your wine is mixed with water.

Isa 1:23  Your rulers are stubborn, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and runs after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow reach them.

Isa 1:24  Therefore the Master declares, יהוה of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, “Ah, I shall be eased of My adversaries, and I shall be avenged of My enemies.

Isa 1:25  “And I shall turn My hand against you, and shall refine your dross as with lye, and shall remove all your alloy.

Isa 1:26  “And I shall give back your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning. After this you shall be called the city of righteousness, a steadfast city.”

Isa 1:27  Tsiyon shall be redeemed with right-ruling, and her returning ones with righteousness.

Brit Hadasha: Mark 14:1-16

Mar 14:1  Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread was after two days. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to take Him through treachery and put Him to death.

Mar 14:2  And they said, “Not at the festival, lest there shall be an uproar of the people.”

Mar 14:3  And while He was in Bĕyth Anyah in the house of Shimʽon the leper, and sitting at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of perfume, genuine nard, very costly. And breaking the flask she poured it on His head.

Mar 14:4  But there were some who were much displeased among themselves, and said, “Why was this perfume wasted?

Mar 14:5  “For it could have been sold for more than three hundred pieces of silver and given to the poor.” And they were scolding her.

Mar 14:6  But יהושע said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.

Mar 14:7  “For you have the poor with you always, and you are able do good to them, whenever you wish. But you do not always have Me.

Mar 14:8  “What she had, she used. She took it beforehand to anoint My body for the burial.

Mar 14:9  “Truly, I say to you, wherever this Good News is proclaimed in all the world, what this woman did shall also be spoken of, to her remembrance.”

Mar 14:10  And Yehuḏah from Qerioth, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to deliver Him up to them.

Mar 14:11  And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him silver. And he was seeking how to deliver Him up, conveniently.

Mar 14:12  And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they were slaughtering the Passover lamb, His taught ones said to Him, “Where do You wish us to go and prepare, for You to eat the Passover?”

Mar 14:13  And He sent out two of His taught ones and said to them, “Go into the city, and there a man bearing a jar of water shall meet you, follow him.

Mar 14:14  “And wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room in which I am to eat the Passover with My taught ones?” ’

Mar 14:15  “And he shall show you a large upper room, furnished, ready. Prepare for us there.”

Mar 14:16  And His taught ones went out and came into the city, and found it as He said to them, and they prepared the Passover.

John 15:1-11

Joh 15:1  “I am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener.

Joh 15:2  “Every branch in Me that bears no fruit He takes away. And every branch that bears fruit He prunes, so that it bears more fruit.

Joh 15:3  “You are already clean because of the Word which I have spoken to you.

Joh 15:4  “Stay in Me, and I stay in you. As the branch is unable to bear fruit of itself, unless it stays in the vine, so neither you, unless you stay in Me.

Joh 15:5  “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who stays in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit. Because without Me you are able to do naught!

Joh 15:6  “If anyone does not stay in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up. And they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

Joh 15:7  “If you stay in Me, and My Words stay in you, you shall ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.

Joh 15:8  “In this My Father is esteemed, that you bear much fruit, and you shall be My taught ones.

Joh 15:9  “As the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Stay in My love.

Joh 15:10  “If you guard My commands, you shall stay in My love,1 even as I have guarded My Father’s commands and stay in His love. Footnote: 1See 14:15.

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

Acts 9:1-22

Act 9:1  But Sha’ul, still breathing threats and murder against the taught ones of the Master, having come to the high priest,

Act 9:2  asked from him letters to the congregations of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, to bring them bound to Yerushalayim.

Act 9:3  And it came to be, that as he journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light flashed around him from the heaven.

Act 9:4  And he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Sha’ul, Sha’ul, why do you persecute Me?”

Act 9:5  And he said, “Who are You, Master?” And the Master said, “I am יהושע, whom you persecute. It is hard for you to kick against the prods.”

Act 9:6  Both trembling, and being astonished, he said, “Master, what do You wish me to do?” And the Master said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you shall be told what you have to do.”

Act 9:7  And the men journeying with him stood speechless, hearing indeed the voice but seeing no one.

Act 9:8  And Sha’ul arose from the ground, but when his eyes were opened he saw no one. And leading him by the hand they brought him into Damascus.

Act 9:9  And he was three days without sight, and did not eat nor drink.

Act 9:10  And there was at Damascus a certain taught one, by name Ḥananyah.1 And the Master said unto him in a vision, “Ḥananyah!” And he said, “Here I am, Master.” Footnote: 1See 22:12.

Act 9:11  And the Master said to him, “Arise and go to the street called Straight, and seek in the house of Yehuḏah for one called Sha’ul of Tarsos, for look, he is praying,

Act 9:12  and has seen in a vision a man named Ḥananyah coming in and laying his hand on him, so as to see again.”

Act 9:13  And Ḥananyah answered, “Master, I have heard from many about this man, how many evils he did to Your set-apart ones in Yerushalayim,

Act 9:14  and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all those calling on Your Name.”

Act 9:15  But the Master said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My Name before nations, sovereigns, and the children of Yisra’ĕl.

Act 9:16  “For I shall show him how much he has to suffer for My Name.”

Act 9:17  And Ḥananyah went away and went into the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Sha’ul, the Master יהושע, who appeared to you on the way as you came, has sent me, so that you might see again and be filled with the Set-apart Spirit.”

Act 9:18  And immediately there fell from his eyes, as it were scales, and he received his sight. And rising up, he was immersed.

Act 9:19  And having received food, he was strengthened. And Sha’ul was with the taught ones at Damascus some days.

Act 9:20  And immediately he proclaimed the Messiah in the congregations, that He is the Son of Elohim.

Act 9:21  And all who heard were amazed, and said, “Is this not he who destroyed those calling on this Name in Yerushalayim, and has come here for this, to take them bound to the chief priests?”

Act 9:22  But Sha’ul kept increasing in strength, and was confounding the Yehuḏim who dwelt in Damascus, proving that this is the Messiah.

Hebrews 3:7 – 4:11;

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

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

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

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

Heb 3:11  “As I swore in My wrath, ‘If they shall enter into My rest…’ ”1 Footnote: 1Ps. 95:7-11.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heb 4:1  Therefore, since a promise remains of entering into His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.

Heb 4:2  For indeed the Good News was brought to us as well as to them, but the word which they heard did not profit them, not having been mixed with belief in those who heard it.

Heb 4:3  For we who have believed do enter into that rest, as He has said, “As I swore in My wrath, if they shall enter into My rest…” And yet His works have come into being from the foundation of the world.

Heb 4:4  For somewhere He has said thus about the seventh day, “And Elohim rested on the seventh day from all His works,”

Heb 4:5  and in this again, “If they shall enter into My rest…”

Heb 4:6  Since then it remains for some to enter into it, and those who formerly received the Good News did not enter in because of disobedience,1 Footnote: 1See 3:18.

Heb 4:7  He again defines a certain day, “Today,” saying through Dawiḏ so much later, as it has been said, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.”

Heb 4:8  For if Yehoshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that.

Heb 4:9  So there remains a Sabbath-keeping for the people of Elohim.

Heb 4:10  For the one, having entered into His rest, has himself also rested from his works, as Elohim rested from His own.

Heb 4:11  Let us therefore do our utmost to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.1 Footnote: 1See 3:18.

1 Timothy 3:1-7

1Ti 3:1  Trustworthy is the word: If a man longs for the position of an overseer, he desires a good work.

1Ti 3:2  An overseer, then, should be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, sensible, orderly, kind to strangers, able to teach,

1Ti 3:3  not given to wine, no brawler, but gentle, not quarrelsome, no lover of money,

1Ti 3:4  one who rules his own house well, having his children in subjection with all reverence,

1Ti 3:5  for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how shall he look after the assembly of Elohim?

1Ti 3:6  Not a new convert, lest he become puffed up with pride and fall into the judgment of the devil.

1Ti 3:7  And he should even have a good witness from those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

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׃