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V'ZOTH HA-B'RAKHAH (And This Is The Blessing)
Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12

There are 14 Aleph-Tavs in this week's Torah portion



Tent Of Appointment Moses

Moses On Mount Pisgah Mount Nebo Marker

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CHAPTER 33

Deuteronomy 33:1-29

Deu 33:1 And this is the blessing which Moses, the man of the Elohim, blessed ta-the Sons of Israel towards the facing of his death, 2 and said, hwhy came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir to them; shined forth from Mount Paran, and arrived with myriads of Holy Ones: from His Right Hand came a Fiery Decree to them, 3 morever loved the peoples; all of His Holy Ones are in your hand: and they sat down to your feet; lifted up with Your Words. 4 Moses commanded to us a Torah of a possesssion of the Assembly of Jacob, 5 and was King in Jeshurun, in the gathering together of the Heads of the People of the Tribes of Israel.

6 Let Reuben live and not die; and his men shall be of number.

7 And this is for Judah: and said, Hear, hwhy, the voice of Judah, and to his People: she shall bring him in; his hands were much to him, and you shall be a help from his foes.

8 And of Levi, said, Your Thummim and your Urim are for your merciful man whom he was proved in Massah, and you contended upon the waters of Meribah; 9 The one saying to his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; and ta-his brothers were not regarded, and did not know ta-his sons: for they have kept Your Word, and they have kept Your Covenant. 10 They shall teach Your Ordaninces to Jacob, and Your Torah to Israel: they shall put incense in Your nostrils, and the Whole Burnt Offering upon Your Altar. 11 hwhy, bless his might, and You shall accept the work of his hands: crush the loins of his risers and of his haters from their rising.

12 Of Benjamin, said, The beloved of hwhy shall dwell securly upon him; shall cover upon him all of the day, and shall dwell between his shoulders.

13 And of Joseph said, The blessing of hwhy shall be his land, from the preciousness of the heavens, of the dew, and of the deepness crouching beneath, 14 and of the precious produce of the sun, and of the precious yields of the moons, 15 And of the heads of the ancient mountains, and of the precious everlasting hills, 16 And of the precious earth and her fullness, and the delightness of the dwelling in the bush: she shall come to the head of Joseph, and to the crown of the consecration his brothers. 17 The firsborn of his ox is honor to him, and the horns of a wild bull are his power: shall gore the peoples among them, but shall be united to the ends of the earth: and they are the myriads of Ephraim, and they are thousands of Manasseh.

18 And of Zebulun, said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and, Issachar, in your tents. 19 They shall call the peoples to the mountain; there they shall sacrifice Sacrifices of Righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and treasures shall be hidden in the sand.

20 And of Gad, said, Blessed shall be the enlargment of Gad: dwelling as a lioness, and tearing the arm, also the crown, 21 and sees the first part for himself, for there, a portion of the lawgiver was seated; and the heads of the people arrived, executed the Righteousness of hwhy, and His Judgments with Israel.

22 And of Dan, said, Dan is a lion's cub: shall leap from the Bashan.

23 And of Naphtali, said, Naphtali shall be satisfied with delight and fullness of the Blessing of hwhy: shall possess seaward (westward) and southward.

24 And of Asher, said, Blessed be with the sons of Asher; shall be acceptable toward his brothers, and his foot shall be dipped in oil. 25 Your sandals shall be iron and copper; and your strength shall be as your days.


26 None is like the El of Jeshurun, riding the heavens in your help, and the clouds in His Excellency. 27 The Elohim of old is a refuge, and underneath are the arms of ages: and shall drive out the enemy from your face, and shall say, Destroy! 28 And Israel shall dwell in safety alone: the eye-fountain of Jacob shall be to a land of grain and new wine; also His Heavens, they shall drop down dew. 29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like you, a People saved in
hwhy, the Shield of your help, and who is the Sword of your excellency, and your enemies they shall be liars to you; and you, you shall not tread upon their high places.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)



Comparing the prophecies of Moses to the twelve tribes in this week's Torah portion to Jacob-Israel's prophecies to his twelve sons which are noted in the Torah portion of Va-Y'khi, in the book of Genesis (The prophecies in Gensis will be colored in Yellow):


Verse six

REUBEN

6 Let Reuben live and not die; and his men shall be of number.

Genesis 49:3 
Reuben, you are my firstborn, my power, and the beginning of my might, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of strength: 4 Bubbling as water, you shall not excel; for you went up to the bed of your father; then went up to my bed chamber, you defiled.

This was hwhy's mercy to the tribe of Reuben, in spite of the fact that their patriarch defiled his father's bed and caused Israel-Jacob to make this prophecy against his son.

Yair Davidiy of Brit Am and Hebrew Nations wrote a book titled "The Tribes" where he revealing scattering of the twelve tribes of Israel. This includes the tribe of Reuben, where Yair says they have settled in France.



Verse seven

JUDAH

7 And this is for Judah: and said, Hear, hwhy, the voice of Judah, and to his People: she shall bring him in; his hands were much to him, and you shall be a help from his foes.

Genesis 49:8 
Judah, you, your brothers shall praise you: your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; the sons of your father shall shall bow down to you. 9 Judah is a whelp of a lion: from the prey, my son, you will ascend: Stooped down, crouched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall arouse him? 10 The staff shall not depart from Judah, and a lawgiver from between his feet, for until Shiloh come; and unto him shall be the obedience of the peoples. 11 Binding his foal to the vine, and son of his female donkey to the choice vine; washing his clothing in wine, and his covering in the bloods of grapes: 12 The eyes shall be red from wine, and the teeth white from milk.



Verses eight through eleven

LEVI

8 And of Levi, said, Your Thummim and your Urim are for your merciful man whom he was proved in Massah, and you contended upon the waters of Meribah; 9 The one saying to his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; and ta-his brothers were not regarded, and did not know ta-his sons: for they have kept Your Word, and they have kept Your Covenant. 10 They shall teach Your Ordaninces to Jacob, and Your Torah to Israel: they shall put incense in Your nostrils, and the Whole Burnt Offering upon Your Altar. 11 hwhy, bless his might, and You shall accept the work of his hands: crush the loins of his risers and of his haters from their rising.

Genesis 49:5 
Simeon and Levi, brothers; vessels of violence from their stabbings. 6 My soul, do you not enter in their counsel; My liver, do you not unite in their assembly: for they killed a man in their anger, and in their pleasure they castrated an ox. 7 Cursed be their anger, for was fierce; and their wrath, for was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and I will scatter them in Israel.

This was a prophecy of Yeshua, a descendant of the Levite tribe, guaranteed of Aaron, through his mother, Mary, whom Moses did not see, and did not regard his brothers and did not know his sons after the flesh, but kept the Father's Word and His Covenant.



Verse twelve

BENJAMIN

12 Of Benjamin, said, The beloved of hwhy shall dwell securly upon him; shall cover upon him all of the day, and shall dwell between his shoulders.

Genesis 49:27 Benjamin is a tearing wolf: in the morning shall devour the aimed, and of the evening shall divide the spoil.


Verses thirteen through seventeen

JOSEPH

13 And of Joseph said, The blessing of hwhy shall be his land, from the preciousness of the heavens, of the dew, and of the deepness crouching beneath, 14 and of the precious produce of the sun, and of the precious yields of the moons, 15 And of the heads of the ancient mountains, and of the precious everlasting hills, 16 And of the precious earth and her fullness, and the delightness of the dwelling in the bush: she shall come to the head of Joseph, and to the crown of the consecration his brothers. 17 The firsborn of his ox is honor to him, and the horns of a wild bull are his power: shall gore the peoples among them, but shall be united to the ends of the earth: and they are the myriads of Ephraim, and they are thousands of Manasseh.

Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful son, a fruitful son by an eye-well; Daughters shall mount over a wall: 23 And they will vex, and they will shoot, and they will lurk a master of arrows: 24 And his bow shall dwell in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong from the hands of the mighty (soaring) one of Jacob; (from there is the shepherd, the rock of Israel:) 25 from the El of your father, and will help you; And ta Shaddai, and shall bless you of the blessings of the heavens from above, the blessings of the deep that lie under, the blessings of the breasts, and of the womb: 26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my conceivers unto the utmost hills of ages: they shall be for the head of Joseph, and for the crown of a Nazarite of his brothers.



Verses eighteen and nineteen

ZEBULUN AND ISSACHAR

18 And of Zebulun, said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and, Issachar, in your tents. 19 They shall call the peoples to the mountain; there they shall sacrifice Sacrifices of Righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and treasures shall be hidden in the sand.

Genesis 49:13 
Zebulun shall dwell to the shore of the seas; and he shall be for a shore of ships; and his quarter shall be upon Zidon.

Genesis 49:14 
Issachar is a strong-boned donkey crouching down between two burdens: 15 And saw that a resting place was good, and ta-the land that was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a tribute servant.



Verses twenty and twenty-one

GAD

20 And of Gad, said, Blessed shall be the enlargment of Gad: dwelling as a lioness, and tearing the arm, also the crown, 21 and sees the first part for himself, for there, a portion of the lawgiver was seated; and the heads of the people arrived, executed the Righteousness of hwhy, and His Judgments with Israel.

Genesis 49:19 
Gad, a troop shall raid him: and he shall overcome the heel.




Verse twenty two

DAN

22 And of Dan, said, Dan is a lion's cub: shall leap from the Bashan.

Genesis 49:16 
Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent upon the way, an adder upon the traveled path that bites the heels of a horse, and his rider falls backwards.



Verse twenty three

NAPHTALI

23 And of Naphtali, said, Naphtali shall be satisfied with delight and fullness of the Blessing of hwhy: shall possess seaward (westward) and southward.

Genesis 49:21 Naphtali is a female deer sent out: he giveth goodly words.



Verse twenty four

ASHER

24 And of Asher, said, Blessed be with the sons of Asher; shall be acceptable toward his brothers, and his foot shall be dipped in oil. 25 Your sandals shall be iron and copper; and your strength shall be as your days.

Genesis 49:20 From Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall give dainties.


Notice that the one of the tribes missing in this prophecy's Torah portion was Simeon. Why? If I am correct, Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that it was a probably a means of an allegory to say that the tribes of Israel were not "hearing" the word through Moses, becuase Simeon's name means "hear", as it is noted in the Torah portion of , in the book of Genesis

Genesis 29:33 And she [Leah] conceived again, and she birthed a son; and she said, For hwhy had heard that I was hated, and has given to me ta-this one: and she called his name, Simeon.

This would make sense, because the Israelites were already given the Song of Judgment against them, because they were not "listening" to the Torah and obeying Him through His Word, as well as His Spoken Word.


Notice also that the tribe Joseph had the most spoken in both prophecies.

You can read also the account of these twelve tribes in the Torah portion of Va-Y'khi by clicking on the link below to get to the webpage.

TORAH PORTION VA-Y'KHI



Verse twenty six

26 None is like the El of Jeshurun, riding the heavens in your help, and the clouds in His Excellency.

Looking at the word JESHURUN

The Hebrew word for Jeshurun is "Y'shoo-roon"- Yod, Shin, Resh, Vav, Nun Sophit (
Nwrsy
). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3484, and its definition

From H3474; upright; Jeshurun, a symbolical name for Israel: - Jeshurun.

from 3474 "yah-shahr" (
rsy
), and its definition

A primitive root; to be straight or even; figuratively to be (causatively to make) right, pleasant, prosperous: - direct, fit, seem good (meet), + please (well), be (esteem, go) right (on), bring (look, make, take the) straight (way), be upright (-ly).

This name was the alterante name for Israel.


You can get Yair Davidiy's "The Tribes" Fourth Edition book at his website. Just click on the book image below to get to the webpage.


YAIR DAVIDIY
The Tribes

Yair Davidiy- The Tribes 4th Edition








CHAPTER 34

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Deu 34:1 And Moses acsended from the circumvent region of Moab to Mount Nebo, of the head of the Pisgah, which is upon the facing of Jericho. And 
hwhy showed him all of ta-the land of ta-the Gilead unto Dan, 2 and ta all Naphtali, and ta-the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and ta all of the land of Judah, unto the hindermost sea, 3 and ta-the Negeb, and ta-the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of the palm trees, unto Zoar.

4 And 
hwhy said to him, This is the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to say, I will give her to your seed: that seeing of yourself in your eyes, you will not go over there. 5 And Moses, the Servant of hwhy, died there in the land of Moab, upon the Mouth of hwhy, 6 and buried him in a gorge in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor: and a man does not know ta-his burial place unto this day. 7 And Moses was a son of a hundred and twenty years in his death: his eye did not faint, and the vigor did not flee.

8 And the Sons of Israel wailed for
ta-Moses in the Plains of Moab thirty days: and the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended. 9 And Joshua, son of Nun, was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid ta-his hands upon him: and the Sons of Israel, they listened to him, and they did as which hwhy commanded ta-Moses. 10 And did not rise a prophet again in Israel like Moses whom hwhy knew Faces to faces, 11 of all of the signs and the wonders, which hwhy sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all of his land, 12 and of all the strong hand, and of all of the great terror which Moses did to the eyes of all of Israel.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through three

1 And Moses acsended from the circumvent region of Moab to Mount Nebo, of the head of the Pisgah, which is upon the facing of Jericho. And hwhy showed him all of ta-the land of ta-the Gilead unto Dan, 2 and ta all Naphtali, and ta-the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and ta all of the land of Judah, unto the hindermost sea, 3 and ta-the Negeb, and ta-the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of the palm trees, unto Zoar.

An organization on the verses10.blogspot.com called The Honest Truth, Exploring God's Word has a short article titled "Moses View of the Promised Land". This is their article based from Deuteronomy 34:4

"Moses was forbidden by God from entering the Promised Land because of what happened at Kadesh. But God did allow him to see it. At the end of Deuteronomy we read, “Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the Lord showed him the whole land – from Gilead to Dan, all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea, the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar” (Deut. 34:1-3). In 2006 I went on a trip to Israel and one of our stops was Mount Nebo, in Jordan. This is the view back into Israel from the top":

Mount Nebo

"Compare this with a map of Israel, with all the places Moses saw marked":

Map

"As you can see, it’s not physically possible to see the region of Naphtali (i.e. Galilee), nor the Mediterranean Sea, from standing on Mount Nebo. Therefore, what God showed Moses was something very special. He may have showed him the land in a vision, or transported him to a great height. Moses might not have entered the Promised Land, but he saw it in a way no-one else did".


These next few images are views that Moses saw on Mount Pisgah

Mount Pisgah

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Mount Pisgah Mount Pisgah

Mount Pisgah

Mount Pisgah

Mount Pisgah



Moses more or less was repeating Abraham viewing the land, as noted in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Gensis

Genesis 13:14 And hwhy said to Abram, After the separation of Lot from with him, Lift now your eyes and look from the place where you are there; Northward, and Negebward (Southward), and Risingward (Eastward), and Seaward (Westward): 15 for ta-all the land which you see to yourself will I give her to your seed unto ages. 16 And I will make ta-your seed as the dust of the earth: that if a man is able to number ta-the dust of the earth, also your seed shall be numbered. 17 Rise, walk in the land to her length and to her breadth; for I will give her to you.

This next scripture source is what former radio commentator, Paul Harvey, would coin the phrase "The rest of the story" regarding Moses after his death. It regards Moses' body, and it is noted in the book of Jude

Jude 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 9 Yet Michael, the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, hwhy rebuke thee.

Even after Moses' death, HaSatan was disputing with, of all individuals, Michael, the Archangel, about Moses' body. I have an opinion that HaSatan wanted Moses' body exhumed to have it exalted in order for the people to focus on the man rather than 
hwhy. This was one of HaSatan's temptations to Yeshua, which is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

 
Matthew 4:5 Then the devil taketh Him up into the Holy City, and setteth Him on a pinnacle of the Temple, 6 And saith unto Him, If Thou be the Son of Elohim, cast Thyself down: for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning Thee: and in their hands they shall bear Thee up, lest at any time Thou dash Thy Foot against a stone. 7 Yeshua said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt hwhy, thy Elohim.

HaSatan wanted Yeshua exalted as a man which would not glorify
hwhy, the unseen Father, just like HaSatan wanted Moses' body to be glorified instead of hwhy.



Moses died for his disobedience against 
hwhy for striking the rock and not speaking to it, as noted in the Torah portion of  Khukath, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 20:1 And the Sons of Israel, of all the Congregation, they came in the Wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the People dwelled in Kadesh; and Miriam, she died there, and she was buried there. 2 And was no water for the Congregation: and they assembled upon Moses and upon Aaron. 3 And the People contended with Moses, and they spoke, to say, And that we expire among the expiring of our brothers to the Face of hwhy! 4 And to why you have brought ta-the Assembly of hwhy to this wilderness, to die there, we and our beasts? 5 And to why acsend us from Egypt to bring us to this evil place? Not has a place of seed, and fig, and vine, and pomegranate; and has no water for drinking.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the face of the Assembly to the Entrance of the Tent of Appointment, and they fell upon their faces: and the Glory of 
hwhy appeared to them. 7 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 8 Take ta-the rod, and assemble ta-the Congregation, you, and Aaron, your brother, and you shall speak to the rock to their eyes; and shall give his water, and you shall make the water from the rock go out for them: and you shall make ta-the Congregation and ta-their beasts drink.

9 And Moses took
ta-the rod from of the Face of hwhy, as which was commanded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron, they assembled ta-the Assembly to the face of the rock, and said unto them, Hear now, rebels! That from this rock we shall bring to you water!? 11 And Moses raised ta-his hand, and struck ta-the rock by his rod twice: and much of the waters came out, and the Congregation drank and their beasts also.

12 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron, Because you did not believe in Me, to sanctify Me to the eyes of the Sons of Israel, for thus you shall not bring ta-this Assembly to the land which I am giving to them. 13 These are the waters of Meribah which the Sons of Israel contended ta-hwhy, and was sanctified in them.

Moses could have continued crossing over to the promised land if he obeyed, because his eyes were still strong for his age. 
hwhy reminded Moses this again just in case he asked why he couldn't go across with the Israelites. One of my grandmothers who was old at the time, was not allowed a certain food item. She asked why she couldn't have it, and it was explained to her that it would affect her health. Later she asked the same question "Why can't I have it"?. In Moses' case, hwhy was being proactive toward him "just in case" he would potentially ask Him again. hwhy said to Moses in the Torah portion of Va-Ethkhanan, in the book of Deuteronomy.

Deuteronomy 3:23 And I implored hwhy in that time, to say, 24 You, Adonai hwhy, You have begun to show ta-Your servant ta-Your greatness, and ta-Your Strong Hand: whom who is El in the heavens and in the earth, who can do according to Your Works, and according to Your Might? 25 I will go over, now, and I will see ta-the good land which is in over the Jordan, this good mountain, and the Lebanon. 26 And hwhy was overpassing against me for your accounts, and did not hearken to me: and hwhy said to me, Is much to you; you will not speak ever again to Me on this word.


Indirectly related, there was a similar instance that occurred when believers in Yeshua did not obey the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) in doing the right thing, and died in their prime. It is noted in the book of the Acts


Acts 5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? And after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto 
hwhy. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. 7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of hwhy? Behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 11 And great fear came upon all the assembly, and upon as many as heard these things.

This couple disobeyed the Spirit of Elohim, and it cost them their lives. 
hwhy is showing us as believers that it is not just a Tanakhic thing, but it also applies to the post-resurrection era, in the Brith Khadashah (the New Covenant) as well.



That ends this week's Torah portion commentary.



This also ends the book of Deuteronomy as well as this year's Torah Cycle.
       

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Don't cry, we are going to read the Torah all over again hwhy willing.

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