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YITHRO (Jethro)
Exodus 18:1-20:26

There are 50 Aleph-Tavs in this week's Torah portion




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CHAPTER 18

Exodus 18:1-27

Exo 18:1 And Jethro, priest of Midian, father-in-law of Moses, heard of
ta all that Elohim did for Moses and for Israel his people that hwhy had brought ta-Israel out from Egypt; 2 And Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, took ta-Zipporah, wife of Moses, after sending her away, 3 and ta her two sons; whom the name of the one was Gershom; for said, I have been an stranger in a foreign land: 4 And the name of the one was Eliezer; for the Elohim of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:

5 And Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, and his sons, and his wife, came to Moses to the wilderness where he camped there at the Mount of the Elohim: 6 And said to Moses, I, your father-in-law Jethro, have come to you, and your wife, and her two sons with her. 7 And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed, and kissed to him; and they inquired each for the welfare of his neighbor; And they went to the tent.

 8 And Moses recounted to his father-in-law
ta all that hwhy did to Pharaoh and to Egypt upon the account of Israel, and ta all the trouble that had found them in the way, and hwhy delivered them. 9 And Jethro was glad upon all the goodness which hwhy had done to Israel whom He had delivered from the hand of Egypt. 10 And Jethro said, Blessed be hwhy who has delivered you from the hand of Egypt and from the hand of Pharaoh who delivered ta-the People from under the hand of Egypt. 11 Now, I know that hwhy is greater from all the elohim: For in the word whom they were proud above them. 12 And Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, took an Elevation Offering and Sacrifices to Elohim: And Aaron came and all the Elders of Israel to eat bread with the father-in-law of Moses to the face of the Elohim.

13 And was from the morrow, and Moses sat to judge
ta-the People: and the People stood beside Moses from the morning unto the mixing. 14 And the father-in-law of Moses saw ta all that he was doing to the People, and said, What is this matter which you are doing to the people? Why are you sitting to your aloneness, and all the people are standing beside you from morning unto mixing? 15 And Moses said to his father-in-law, For the People have come to me to seek Elohim: 16 When a word has come to me to them; and I judge between each and between his neighbor, and I make known ta-the Statutes of the Elohim, and ta-His Torahs.

17 And the father-in-law of Moses said to him, The word which you are doing is not good. 18 Wearing, you will wear away, also you, also this People who are with you: for the matter is heavy with you; You are not able to do him by your aloneness. 19 Now listen in my voice, and I will consult you, and Elohim shall be with you: You will be for the People before the Elohim, and you, you will bring
ta-the words to the Elohim: 20 And you shall delegate them ta-the Statutes and ta-the Torahs, and you shall make known to them ta-the way they shall walk in her and ta-the work that they should do. 21 And you, you shall provide from all the People men of valor, fearing Elohim, men of truth, haters of dishonest gain; and you will set over them for rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: 22 And they will judge ta-the People in all times: And shall be, that every great word, they shall bring to you, and every small word, they shall judge themseles: And shall be easier with upon yourself, and they shall bear with you. 23 If you do ta-this word, and Elohim commands you, and you shall be able to stand, and also all this People shall go upon their place in peace.

24 And Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that was said. 25 And Moses chose men of valor from all Israel, and put them of heads over the People, rulers of Thousands, rulers of Hundreds, rulers of Fifties, and rulers of Tens. 26 And they judged
ta-the People in all times: They brought to Moses ta-the hard word, and they judged themselves every small word. 27 And Moses sent away ta-his father-in-law; and went by himself to his own land.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through six

JETHRO AT MOUNT SINAI

FIRST DAY: DAYTIME


1 And Jethro, priest of Midian, father-in-law of Moses, heard of ta all that Elohim did for Moses and for Israel his people that hwhy had brought ta-Israel out from Egypt; 2 And Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, took ta-Zipporah, wife of Moses, after sending her away, 3 and ta her two sons; whom the name of the one was Gershom; for said, I have been an stranger in a foreign land: 4 And the name of the one was Eliezer; for the Elohim of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh: 5 And Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, and his sons, and his wife, came to Moses to the wilderness where he camped there at the Mount of the Elohim: 6 And said to Moses, I, your father-in-law Jethro, have come to you, and your wife, and her two sons with her. 7 And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed, and kissed to him; and they inquired each for the welfare of his neighbor; And they went to the tent.

This is the first day of Jethro's arrival to Mount Sinai, and he heard of all that 
hwhy did for Moses. The word somehow was spread to him, but it is not known when. There is no mention when in time Jethro met Moses at Mount Sinai. It is probable that it was the same day when Moses was told the People to prepare in three days before hwhy came down onto the mountain to speak the Ten Words (Commandments).

A question that comes to me is "When did Moses send his family back to Midian"? The best theory I can figure is based in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 4:24 And was on the way in the lodging place, and hwhy met him, and sought to kill him. 25 And Zipporah, she took a sharp stone, and she cut off ta-the foreskin of her son, and she made smitten to his feet, and she said, For a bridegroom of bloods you are to me, 26 and ceased from him: Then said of her, A bridegroom of bloods for the circumcision.

This would have most likely been the location where Moses returned Zipporah and his two sons back to Jethro, or Zipporah self-volunteered to return with the children to Jethro. Either way, Zipporah returned at this archived account moment. Also, based on this account, it was probable that when they were at their home, when the son was born, Zipporah resented circumcising their son.

Anyone wondered how Zipporah knew to circumcise their son? Out of all those who circumcised, Zipporah was the only female to be recorded to do it. How did she know how to do it? There are a couple of possibilities:

Possibility Number One: Moses kept contacts with his Hebrew people during his life in Egypt and somehow observed the circumcision acts of the newborn males. When he left for Midian, married Zipporah, and had their firstborn child, Gershom, Moses circumcised their son and explained it to Zipporah regarding the Covenant of Abraham, but when Eliezer was born, either Zipporah told him not to circumcise their son, or Moses didn't do it and was too lazy.

Possibility Number Two: When Moses went to Midian, married Zipporah and had their first child, Gershom, Zipporah's father, Reuel/Jethro, was a priest in Midian. Since Midian was a descendant of Abraham, through his third wife, Keturah, as noted earlier, Reuel/Jethro kept the Abrahamic Covenant of the Circumcision. Since he was priest in Midian, he would have been, most likely, the one in charge of the circumcision activities, and throughout the years, Zipporah observed at times, when she was free, her father's act to do the circumcision rituals and knew how to do it through her observations.

Either way, Zipporah knew how to circumcise, and she did it to keep her husband alive. Afterwards she was really upset with him, that she decided to go back home and take their sons with her, as Moses returned to Egypt to free the People. How thin skinned she was.


Moses probably debated with Zipporah about the need to circumcise their son, but after talking Moses gave in to his wife.

So when they arrived at the lodging place, the Messenger of 
hwhy pursued Moses to kill him, because he gave in to his wife. That was why Zipporah was angry with Moses and blamed him for forcing her hand to circumcise their son. Now thinking about it, this is the first and only time in Biblical history that a female did circumcision on a male baby, because only the men did that.

After the issue with the circumcision of one of Moses' two sons, Moses and Zipporah might have had an argument, and Moses decided for his family for them to stay at the lodging place until his son recuperated from the circumcision and they returned to Jethro. Then afterward, 
hwhy told Aaron to meet Moses, which they did at Mount Sinai.

In verse three of this week's Torah portion passage, it says that Gershom and Eliezer were "her two sons". Why didn't it mention that they were also Moses' sons? In the account in chapter four of Exodus mentioned above, in the incident of Zipporah's act of circumcision, it also says "her son". It did not say "their son". Back to this week's Torah portion passage, it states in verse five that Jethro came with "his sons", meaning Moses' sons. Then in verse six, Jethro states to Moses' that the sons were "her sons". Why this alternations of "him" and "her"- more "her" than "him"? I don't have answer to that at this time.

Looking at the following words:

JETHRO


The Hebrew word for Jethro is "Yeethro"- Yod, Tav, Resh, Vav (
wrty). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3503, and its definition

From H3499 with pronominal suffix; his excellence; Jethro, Moses’ father in law: - Jethro. Compare H3500.

from 3499 "yether" (
rty), and its defintion

Properly an overhanging, that is, (by implication) an excess, superiority, remainder; also a small rope (as hanging free): -    + abundant, cord, exceeding, excellency (-ent), what they leave, that hath left, plentifully, remnant, residue, rest, string, with.

Jethro, in this relevence, means "remnant", meaning 
hwhy brought out "his remnant" from Egypt.


ZIPPORAH

The Hebrew word for Zipporah is "Tseep-porah"- Tsade, Peh, Resh, Heh (
hrpu). It is from Strong's Concordance number 6855, and its defintion

Feminine of H6833; bird; tsipporah, Moses’ wife: - Zipporah.

from 6833 "tsippor" (
rpu), and its definition

From H6852; a little bird (as hopping): - bird, fowl, sparrow.

from 6852 "tsaphar" (
rpu), and its definition

A primitive root; to skip about, that is, return: - depart early.

Zipporah means "bird".


GERSHOM

The Hebrew word for Gershom is "Geyrshom"- Gimel, Resh, Shin, Mem Sophit 
(Msrg). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1647, and its definition

For H1648; Gereshom, the name of four Israelites: - Gershom.

from 1648, "geyrshom"
(Mwsrg), and its definition

From H1644; a refugee; Gereshon or Gereshom, an Israelite: - Gershon, Gershom.

 from 1644 "garash"
(srg), and its definition

A primitive root; to drive out from a possession; especially to expatriate or divorce: - cast up (out), divorced (woman), drive away (forth, out), expel, X surely put away, trouble, thrust out.

Gershom means "stranger".


ELIEZER

The Hebrew word for Eliezer is "Eli-ezehr"- Aleph, Lamed, Yod, Ayin, Zayin, Resh (
rzeyla). It is from Strong's Concordance number 461, and its definition

From H410 and H5828; God of help; Eliezer, the name of a Damascene and of ten Israelites: - Eliezer.

El

Go to Reuel's name above to get the definition

El means "El".

Ezer

from 5828 "eyzehr" (
rze), and its definition

From H5826; aid: - help.


from 5826 "azar" (
rze), and its definition

A primitive root; to surround, that is, protect or aid: - help, succour.

Ezer means "help".

Eliezer means "El is My Help".



Putting the meaning of the three names together including Moses- meaning "drawn out"- and Jethro, this could be put into this phrase:

"The remnant are departed early by the returning refugee, who is the El of my help"

The "returning refugee" is Yeshua, who will draw us, the remnant, out from the judgment of this world, and He will have us depart early to be with Him. This would be taken from the apostle Paul's letter to the assembly in Thessalonica

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Yeshua will the Lord bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from the heavens with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the Shofar of hwhy: and the dead in Messiah shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

There is a pattern in Moses sons' names and meanings. Moses firstborn, Gershom, means his life as a sojourner in the land, and his second born, Eliezer, meaning El is my help. Notice that the first son is more or less a negative meaning and the second born is a positive meaning.

In comparison, there is another account of a father bearing two sons with the similar matters and patterns in the Torah portion of Mikeyts, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 41:50 And to Joseph were birthed two sons before she came the years of the famine, whom Asenath, daughter of Poti Pherah, Priest of On birthed her to him. 51 And Joseph called ta-the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For Elohim made me forget ta-all my toil, and ta all the house of my father. 52 And ta the name of the second was called Ephraim: For Elohim has fructified me in the land of my affliction.

Joseph's first born's name Manasseh- meaning to forget- was more or less a negative meaning, and his second born son, Ephraim- meaning fruitful- is a positive meaning, just like the matters and patterns of Moses' sons.



Verse seven

7 And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed, and kissed to him; and they inquired each for the welfare of his neighbor; And they went to the tent.

Uh, what about his wife and sons? Why didn't he ask them of their welfare? Why didn't Moses kiss his wife and his sons? Didn't Moses care about his children? Was there a disconnect between he and his sons? It was not as if Moses was away for many years, for it was approximately, at most, one year since he last saw them. There must have still been a riff between Moses and Zipporah that still was not settled regarding the circumcision account.



Verse eight

8 And Moses recounted to his father-in-law ta all that hwhy did to Pharaoh and to Egypt upon the account of Israel, and ta all the trouble that had found them in the way, and hwhy delivered them.

Just like Jacob telling Laban in Padan Aram everything that happened to him back in Hebron in the Torah portion of Toldoth, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 29:13 And was, as Laban heard ta-the hearing of Jacob, son of his sister, and ran to meet him, and embraced to him, and kissed to him, and brought him to his house. And he accounted to Laban ta all these words.

It's all in the blabber mouthing family.



Verses nine through twelve

9 And Jethro was glad upon all the goodness which hwhy had done to Israel whom He had delivered from the hand of Egypt. 10 And Jethro said, Blessed be hwhy who has delivered you from the hand of Egypt and from the hand of Pharaoh who delivered ta-the People from under the hand of Egypt. 11 Now, I know that hwhy is greater from all the elohim: For in the word whom they were proud above them. 12 And Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, took an Elevation Offering and Sacrifices to Elohim: And Aaron came and all the Elders of Israel to eat bread with the father-in-law of Moses to the face of the Elohim.

Jethro recognized that 
hwhy is the Elohim from the stories he heard from sources, and made note of it to Moses. Jethro made an Elevation Offering to show his dedication and acknowledgment to hwhy, and fulfilled it through the Food Covenant by eating bread with Moses, Aaron and the Elders of Israel before hwhy. What a sight that must have been. This should be a scene for a movie that would stick to the text.



Verse thirteen

JETHRO AT MOUNT SINAI

SECOND DAY: MORNING


13 And was from the morrow, and Moses sat to judge ta-the People: and the People stood beside Moses from the morning unto the mixing.

Anyone want Moses' job? Moses took all of the day to hear case after case. How did he take a lunch break? By the end of this verse, it took the time line to the end of the second day of Jethro's visit.



Verses fourteen through sixteen

JETHRO AT MOUNT SINAI

THIRD DAY: EARLY DURING THE NIGHT


14 And the father-in-law of Moses saw ta all that he was doing to the People, and said, What is this matter which you are doing to the people? Why are you sitting to your aloneness, and all the people are standing beside you from morning unto mixing? 15 And Moses said to his father-in-law, For the People have come to me to seek Elohim: 16 When a word has come to me to them; and I judge between each and between his neighbor, and I make known ta-the Statutes of the Elohim, and ta-His Torahs.

This is Jethro, being a true father to Moses, playing another role, and his role is based on the meanings of Jethro's name, which means "excellence" and "superiority" regarding Moses' way of handling the matters toward the people all day long. It shows a side of Jethro that he cared about his son-in-law. I wished Zipporah would show that she cared for her husband as well.



Verses seventeen and eighteen

17 And the father-in-law of Moses said to him, The word which you are doing is not good. 18 Wearing, you will wear away, also you, also this People who are with you: for the matter is heavy with you; You are not able to do him by your aloneness.

This is Jethro's response in his role play based on the "excellence" of his observation toward Moses, which I will show in a moment.

In verse eighteen, the phrase Jethro said to Moses

...for the matter is heavy with you;...

 is the phrase Edward G. Robinson, playing Dathan in The Ten Commandments movie, said to Moses at Mount Sinai by saying "You take too much upon yourself". The script writer took Jethro's words and applied it to Dathan instead. Jethro should sue Cecil B. DeMille for copyright infringment :) .



Verses nineteen and twenty

19 Now listen in my voice, and I will consult you, and Elohim shall be with you: You will be for the People before the Elohim, and you, you will bring ta-the words to the Elohim: 20 And you shall delegate them ta-the Statutes and ta-the Torahs, and you shall make known to them ta-the way they shall walk in her and ta-the work that they should do.

Jethro continues with the other meaning of his name

Looking at the word JETHRO

The Hebrew word for Jethro is "Yeethro"- Yod, Tav, Resh, Vav (
wrty). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3503, and its definition

From H3499 with pronominal suffix; his excellence; Jethro, Moses’ father in law: - Jethro. Compare H3500.

from 3499 "yether" (
rty), and its defintion

Properly an overhanging, that is, (by implication) an excess, superiority, remainder; also a small rope (as hanging free): -    + abundant, cord, exceeding, excellency (-ent), what they leave, that hath left, plentifully, remnant, residue, rest, string, with.


Jethro was giving his "excellence" and "superiority"- through his counsel to Moses


The first Aleph-Tav is next to the phrase "the way". This phrase is found in the Gospel of John

John 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Yeshua saith unto him, I am the way...

Yeshua revealed to them that He- the Aleph and the Tav- is "the Way".

The second Aleph-Tav is next to the phrase "the work". This phrase is also mentioned in the Gospel of John

John 4:34 Yeshua saith unto them, My Meat is to do the Will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work.

John 6:29 Yeshua answered and said unto them, This is the Work of hwhy, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.

John 9:4 I must work the Works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.


John 17:4 I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the Work which Thou gavest Me to do.

Yeshua was the Aleph and the Tav that was "the Work", which was "the Father's Work".

 Also, in the first century, the believers of Yeshua were called "Followers of The Way".



Verses twenty-one through twenty three

21 And you, you shall provide from all the People men of valor, fearing Elohim, men of truth, haters of dishonest gain; and you will set over them for rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: 22 And they will judge ta-the People in all times: And shall be, that every great word, they shall bring to you, and every small word, they shall judge themseles: And shall be easier with upon yourself, and they shall bear with you. 23 If you do ta-this word, and Elohim commands you, and you shall be able to stand, and also all this People shall go upon their place in peace.

In other words, Moses is to set different levels of authority to hear cases. This is just like the United States judicial system- or so it is supposed to be. Nevertheless, we have a local court, followed by a District or County Court, then a state court, then a Circut court, and finally the Supreme Court. These courts were to be based on the rulers of thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. It did work that way, more or less, for a long time, until the U.S. went overboard with the system saying "We will take it all the way to the Supreme Court, no matter what the results are from the lower courts". This is an act of abuse of the Judicial system.

Indirectly related, this principle of the princes of thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens was used during Yeshua's life, and the account can be found in the Gospel of Mark

Mark 6:34 And Yeshua, when He came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and He began to teach them many things. 35 And when the day was now far spent, His disciples came unto Him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed: 36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat. 37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto Him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat? 38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. 39 And He commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. 40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. 41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, He looked up to the heavens, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. 42 And they did all eat, and were filled. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. 44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

Yeshua honored the basis of Jethro's suggestion that Moses honored through separating the people into groups of hundreds and fifties.



Verses twenty four through twenty six

24 And Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that was said. 25 And Moses chose men of valor from all Israel, and put them of heads over the People, rulers of Thousands, rulers of Hundreds, rulers of Fifties, and rulers of Tens. 26 And they judged ta-the People in all times: They brought to Moses ta-the hard word, and they judged themselves every small word.

There were two different matters later in the Torah of hard cases that came to Moses. One of them was the case of a father having no male heirs, located in the Torah portion of Pinkhas, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 27:1 And the daughters of Zelophehad, son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, of the family of Manasseh, son of Joseph, they came: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. 2 And they stood to the face of Moses, and to the face of Eleazar, the Priest, and to the face of the rulers, and all of the Congregation, at the Entrance of the Tent of Appointment, to say, 3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the midst of the Congregation that met upon hwhy in the congregation of Korah; but died in his sin, and there were no sons. 4 To why the name of our father be removed from the midst of his family, for is not to him a son? Give to us a possession in the midst of the brothers of our father. 5 And Moses brought ta-their cause to the Face of hwhy. 6 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 7 Thus, the daughters of Zelophehad speaks: Giving, you shall give to them a possession of an inheritance in the midst of the brothers of their father; and you shall pass over ta-the inheritance of their father to them. 8 And you shall speak to the Sons of Israel, to say, If a man shall die, and is not a son to him, And you shall pass over ta-his inheritance to his daughter. 9 And if a daughter is not to him, and you shall give ta-his inheritance to his brother. 10 And if is not to him brothers, and you shall give ta-his inheritance to the brothers of his father. 11 And if no brothers to his father, and you shall give ta-his inheritance to his relative that is near to him from his family, and shall possess her: and she shall be to the Sons of Israel for a Statute of Judgment, as which hwhy commanded ta-Moses.

Another one was regarding daughters being heirs of one tribe potentially marrying a man from another tribe and the tribe losing that part of the territory, and it's located in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 36:1 
And approached the heads of the fathers of the families of the sons of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, from the families of the sons of Joseph, and they spoke to the face of Moses, and to the face of the rulers, the heads of the fathers of the Sons of Israel: 2 And they said, hwhy commanded ta-my lord to give ta-the land among an inheritance among the lot to the Sons of Israel: and my lord was commanded on hwhy to give ta-the inheritance of Zelophehad, our brother, to his daughters. 3 And they were to one from the sons of the tribes of the Sons of Israel for wives, and their inheritance shall be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be added upon the inheritance of the tribe whom they shall be to them: And our inheritance shall be taken from the lot. 4 And when the Jubilee shall be of the Sons of Israel, and their inheritance shall be added upon the inheritance of the tribe which they shall be to them: and from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers, their inheritance shall be taken. 5 And Moses commanded ta-the Sons of Israel upon the mouth of hwhy, to say, Thus, the tribe of the sons of Joseph speaks. 6 This is the Word which hwhy commanded to the daughters of Zelophehad, to say, They shall be for wives for the goodness in their eyes, they shall be wives only to the family of the tribe of their father. 7 And she shall not circumvent the inheritance to the Sons of Israel removing from tribe to tribe: for a man of the Sons of Israel shall cling on the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. 8 And every daughter shall possess an inheritance from the tribes of the Sons of Israel, she shall be for a wife to one from the families of the tribe of her father, so that a man of the Sons of Israel shall possess an inheritance of his fathers. 9 and she shall not circumvent the inheritance from a tribe to another tribe, for a man of the tribes of the Sons of Israel shall cling on his inheritance. 10 So the daughters of Zelophehad, they did as which hwhy commanded ta-Moses: 11 And Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, they were for wives to the sons of their brothers: 12 they were for wives with the families of the sons of Manasseh, son of Joseph. and she was their inheritance upon the tribe of the family of their father. 13 These are the Commandments and the Judgments, which hwhy commanded by the hand of Moses to the Sons of Israel in the plains of Moab, upon Jordan-Jericho.



Verse twenty seven


JETHRO AT MOUNT SINAI

THIRD DAY: DURING THE EARLY MORNING


27 And Moses sent away ta-his father-in-law; and went by himself to his own land.

Jethro stayed three days with Moses at Mount Sinai before returning to his land. As noted earlier, there is a strong probability that the duration of Jethro's stay with Moses was the same three days time that the Sons of Israel were told to sanctify themselves for the third day that hwhy was to come down on Mount Sinai, as we will see later.

At times, we in Messiah need Jethros in our lives to give us some "experience" expertise to better our lives, and make our lives easier, so that we don't wear ourselves out.







CHAPTER 19

Exodus 19:1-25

Exo 19:1 In the third month, in the day the Sons of Israel went out from the land of Egypt, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai. 2 And they pulled up from Rephidim, and they came to the Wilderness of Sinai, and they camped in the wilderness; and Israel, they camped there before the mountain. 3 And Moses ascended to the Elohim, and 
hwhy called to him from the mountain, to say, Thus you shall say to the House of Jacob, and you shall tell to the Sons of Israel; 4 You, you have seen what I did to Egypt, and I bore you upon wings of eagles, and I brought you to Myself. 5 And now, if listening, you will listen in My Voice, and you will keep ta-My Covenant, and you will be to Me a Special Treasure from all the peoples: for all the earth is to Me: 6 And you, you shall be to Me a Kingdom of Priests, and a Holy Nation. These are the Words which you shall speak to the Sons of Israel.

7 And Moses came and called to the Elders of the People, and put to their faces
ta-all these Words which hwhy commanded him. 8 And all the People, they answered together, and they said, We will do all that hwhy has spoken. And Moses returned ta-the words of the People to hwhy.

9 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Behold, I will come to you in a Dark Cloud in order that the People may hear in My speaking with you, and also in you, they will believe Me for ages. And Moses told ta-the words of the People to hwhy.

10 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Go to the People, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and they shall wash their clothes, 11 And they will be ready for the third day: for in the third day, hwhy will come down to the eyes of all the People upon Mount Sinai. 12 And you shall border off ta-the People around, to say, Take heed to yourselves, you shall not ascend on the mountain, or touch on his edge: All that touch on the mountain, dying, shall die: 13 A hand, she shall not touch on him, for stoning, shall be stoned, or piercing, shall be pierced; if an animal, if an man, shall not live: In the long sound of the yovel-blast, they shall ascend on the mountain.

14 And Moses went down from the mountain to the People, and sanctified
ta-the People; and they washed their clothes. 15 And said to the People, Be ready for three days: you shall not go near to a woman.

16 And was in the third day in being the morning, and were sounds and lightnings, and a heavy cloud upon the mountain, and the voice of the shofar was very strong; and all the People who were in the Camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought
ta-the People from the Camp to meet the Elohim; and they stood on the bottom of the mountain. 18 And Mount Sinai was smoking, all of him, from the facing which hwhy came down upon him in the fire: and his smoke ascended like the smoke of the furnace, and all of the mountain quaked much. 19 And the sound of the shofar was continuing, and very strong, Moses spoke, and the Elohim answered him in a voice. 20 And hwhy came down upon Mount Sinai to the head of the mountain: and hwhy called to Moses up to the head of the mountain; And Moses ascended.

21 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Go down, testify (witness, warn) against the People, lest they break through to hwhy to see, and many from them will fall. 22 And also the Priests, coming near to hwhy, they shall be sanctified, lest hwhy shall break forth on them. 23 And Moses said to hwhy, The People are not able to ascend to Mount Sinai: for you, you warned on us, to say, border ta-the mountain, and sanctify him. 24 And hwhy said to him, Away, go, descend, and you shall ascend, you, and Aaron with you: and the Priests and the People, they shall not break through to ascend to hwhy, lest shall breach on themselves. 25 And Moses descended to the People, and spoke to them.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one and two

1 In the third month, in the day the Sons of Israel went out from the land of Egypt, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai. 2 And they pulled up from Rephidim, and they came to the Wilderness of Sinai, and they camped in the wilderness; and Israel, they camped there before the mountain.

The Israelites finally arrived at Mount Sinai!!!

This is the traditional location of Mount Sinai in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt

Traditional Mount Sinai


This is a general map showing the traditional location of Mount Sinai, circled in red

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There is a problem with this location. The Sinai Peninsula was part of the ancient Egyptian Empire. This map image below, which was made for the time before 1400 BC, shows in pink the entire Egyptian Empire around the time of Moses, and it includes the Sinai Peninsula, highlighted in pink

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This is a close up revealing the ancient Egyptian empire, during the time of Moses, revealing that the ancient Egyptian empire ruled the traditional Sinai Peninsula territory, surrounded in black

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As I mentioned in my Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread teaching of the Exodus, if they crossed over the Gulf of Suez, and landed at this location, considered the traditional Mount Sinai, they would still be in Egyptian territory. Egypt would have pursued the Israelites again with whatever force they can gather. Also looking at the mountain, there is nothing to consider that something happened up there. Looking at the previous map above, the land of Midian is located in modern Saudi Arabia, and earlier in the book of Exodus, Moses saw the burning bush while tending sheep "in Midian". The traditional Mount Sinai location is not located in the Egytptian Sinai Peninsula.

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This is the more probable route from Rameses to Mount Sinai at Jebel Al Lawz, in Eastern Saudi Arabia

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These are satellite images leading to the location of Mount Sinai, in Eastern Saudi Arabia

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This is Mount Sinai at floor level view. The late Ron Wyatt and his team from the Ark Discovery website found the site of Mount Sinai, located at Jubal Al Lawz, in Saudi Arabia. The darkened top of the mountain is the area that 
hwhy came down and met Moses.

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This is one of Ron Wyatt's personel at Jubal Al Lawz

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This is located in the ancient land of Midian. You can see the guard post on the right edge of the person in the picture above.

These are more images of Mount Sinai and its area taken from differnt 360 degree views. These first images were taken from a mountain from a distance away

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These next images below were also taken in a 360 degree view from the base of Mount Sinai

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The mountain below on the right is where the first few images above were taken

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The mountain on the mid right, at a distance, is where the first images were taken

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Looking at the word SINAI

The Hebrew word for Sinai is "Seenai"- Samek, Yod, Nun, Yod (
ynyo). It is from Strong's Concordance number 5514, and its definition

Of uncertain derivation; Sinai, a mountain of Arabia: - Sinai.

It has no meaning. There is a word similar to it. It is the Hebrew word "s'neh"- Samek, Nun, Heh (
hno). It is from Strong's concordance number 5572, and its definition

From an unused root meaning to prick; a bramble: - bush.

It could also mean "shrub", and the word "prick" relates to a thorn bush. Recalling at the picture of Mount Sinai showing thorn bushes below

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one can see little bushes level on the ground. This would be called "Mount Thorn Bush".

These are images of a bramble (thorn) bush

Bramble Bush

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In my opinion, this would be the accurate defintion. The name of the region would be called "The Wilderness of the Thorn Bush". This is the same region where the mountain is located, where Moses saw "The Burning Bush". It is also mentioned in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 3:4 And hwhy saw for was turning aside to see, and Elohim called to him from the midst of the thorn bush (hno), and said, Moses! Moses! And said, Behold I. 5 And said, Do you not draw near hither: Slip off your sandals from upon your feet, for the place where you are standing upon him, he is holy ground.

The Hebrew text for thorn bush in the Sh'moth portion's text is "ha-s'neh"- "the thorn bush" (
hnoh), the same Strong's concordance number 5572 noted above.

These thorn bushes could likely be the same thorn bush branches that Yeshua wore on His head, resembling His kingship as King of the Jews, at the cross in Jerusalem mentioned in the Gospel of John

John 19:2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on His Head, and they put on Him a purple robe,... 5 Then came Yeshua forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold, the Man! 

It is my opinion that the crown of thorns on Yeshua's head was symbolic sign to the Jewish people that it was Yeshua in the burning thorn bush at "the head" of Mount Sinai (Mount Thorn Bush) who spoke to Moses.

Before Moses went back to Egypt from Midian, in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus, Moses was at the mountain with 
hwhy to start his mission to lead the People out of Egypt, this was where hwhy was "pricking" Moses to start his new mission and occupation, based on the definition of Jethro's name, to save the People of Israel. This is comparable to my commentary in the Torah portion of Va-Y'khi, in the book of Genesis, when the Israelites were located at the threshing floor at Almah, before they crossed over to the land of Canaan to bury their father, Jacob, and the Egyptians stayed behind, which was the brothers' act to thresh out the Egyptians through the Thorn Trees (Almah). Similarly, this is what Moses is about to experience by being pricked from his previous occupation to his new "Kingdom Occupation". In this Torah portion's case, this is where Moses and the People will be "pricked" to be "spiritually married" to hwhy through this upcoming "Marriage Contract".

This is what the Heavenly Father does to us in our lives by being "Spiritually Pricked" to begin our new "Spiritual Occupations" as believers in Yeshua, the Messiah, in our walk in Him, as well as being pricked to become "spiritually betrothed" to Yeshua when we become His "Spiritual Bride".


A REALIZATION!!!

Glory be to you Abba Father, 
hwhy, for revealing this. Zooming out, this is the image of the area of the Wilderness of Sinai and its vicinity






Looking into this circular area where Mount Sinai and the items related to Mount Sinai are located




Does this circular area look like something relating to a part of an organ of the human body? How about the top view of a brain? The path makes a separation between the two shaped type lobes, with the left lobe and the right lobe noted in the image below



This could reveal to us that the top of the head of the brain is 
hwhy's "intelligence center" where the Israelites received the Ten Words (Commandments). This could also symbolically portray the top of the head of the Israelites male's "uncovered head", so that hwhy could be their covering, which is based in the apostle Paul's letter to the assembly in Corinth

1 Corinthins 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Messiah; and the head of the woman is the man; and the Head of Messiah is hwhy. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of hwhy: but the woman is the glory of the man.

Looking at an image of this chart below shows the different functions on both sides of the lobes of the brain



 The left lobe is where our logic is located. This left lobe contains the locations of the border pillars which is an act of keeping one in check, the altar of Moses which is an act of requirement, and the top of Mount Sinai where Moses received the Ten Words (Commandments) from 
hwhy which is an act of discipline. On the other hand, the right lobe is where our creativity is located, and this is the side where the Israelites used their creative skills to "create" the the golden calf. This is another satelite image showing both lobe sides with each of the locations in the Mount Sinai area



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In verse one, it reveals the time the Israelites arrived at Mount Sinai. It clearly states in verse one that it was "this day" in the third month that the Israelites left Egypt.

The question is "What day did the Israelites leave Egypt"? The answer is found in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 33:3 And they pulled up from Rameses in the first month, in the fifteenth day of the first month; After the Passover, the Sons of Israel, they went out on a high hand to the eyes of all the Egypt.

 They left Egypt on "the fifteenth day". That was the first day of their journey in the wilderness.

Going back to this week's Torah portion's passage, the phrase "in this day" is the Hebrew phrase "bay-yohm hazeh" (
hzh mwyb), literally "in the day, the this", translated "in this day". An example of this phrase would be that someone would say that on the twentieth day on the month of July, a certain incident occurred on this day seven months ago, meaning that it occurred on January 20th. This is the same manner in verse one in this week's Torah portion. This verse was saying that the day they arrived at Mount Sinai was the same day they left Egypt. The day that the Israelites arrived at Mount Sinai was on the fifteenth day of the third month of Sivan. This means that it took the Israelites sixty days from the day they left Egypt to the time they arrived at Mount Sinai. It is now clear that their arrival to Mount Sinai did not traditionally occur before the Biblical Feast of Shavuoth (Pentecost), which occurs fifty days later during the period of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, between the fifteenth and twenty-first day of Aviv/Nissan.



Verses three and four

3 And Moses ascended to the Elohim, and 
hwhy called to him from the mountain, to say, Thus you shall say to the House of Jacob, and you shall tell to the Sons of Israel; 4 You, you have seen what I did to Egypt, and I bore you upon wings of eagles, and I brought you to Myself.

In relation to verse four where 
hwhy brought them out upon "wings of eagles", King David gave a memorial regarding King Saul and Prince Jonathan how they were swifter than eagles in life, and it is noted in the book of the prophet Samuel.

2 Samuel 1:23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

hwhy gives Israel this symbolic and reinforcing gesture to lift up and give hope to the sons of Israel, which is noted in the book of the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 40:27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from hwhy, and my judgment is passed over from my Elohim? 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting Elohim, hwhy, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon hwhy shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.


 
Verses five and six

5 And now, if listening, you will listen in My Voice, and you will keep ta-My Covenant, and you will be to Me a Special Treasure from all the peoples: for all the earth is to Me: 6 And you, you shall be to Me a Kingdom of Priests, and a Holy Nation. These are the Words which you shall speak to the Sons of Israel.

hwhy was saying in verse five that "I own the earth, and the earth is My property. Not yours". hwhy did not just owned it, but He created it as noted in the Torah portion of B'reyshith, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, Elohim created ta the Heavens and ta-the Earth.

hwhy also said to Moses that they would be a "Kingdom of Priests". That means the men would be Priests for the physical world if they obeyed Him. Today, we in Yeshua are priests of hwhy, our Heavenly Father, as John mentioned in the book of Revelation

Revelation 1:4 John to the seven assemblies which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him who Is, and who Was, and who Is To Come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His Throne; 5 And from Yeshua the Messiah, who is the Faithful Witness, and the First Begotten of the Dead, and the Prince of the Kings of the Earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own Blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto hwhy and his Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Yeshua fulfilled these verses and made us priests unto Him.

Looking at the word SPECIAL TREASURE

The Hebrew word for special treasure is "s'gulah"- Samek, Gimel, Lamed, Heh (
hlgo). It is from Strong's Concordance number 5459, and its definition

Feminine passive participle of an unused root meaning to shut up; wealth (as closely shut up): - jewel, peculiar (treasure), proper good, special.

This is where we get our modern English word "goolah". Anyone who watched the Bugs Bunny cartoons, there was a cartoon where Bugs is in bed then water fills his room and floats him down a river to a castle where the mad scientist resides. Later in the cartoon the mad scientist has this big hairy, furry figure come out. The scientist tells it to get the rabbit, and it would receive a spider "goolah". I would not be surprised if Mel Blanc, who was Jewish, the voice of Bugs Bunny, hinted the idea of this word in his dialogue.



Verses seven and eight

7 And Moses came and called to the Elders of the People, and put to their faces ta-all these Words which hwhy commanded him. 8 And all the People, they answered together, and they said, We will do all that hwhy has spoken. And Moses returned ta-the words of the People to hwhy.

This is what was commonly acknowledged as "The Marriage Contract". 
hwhy was taking the people unto Himself. hwhy was considered as "The Bridegroom" and the Israelites as "The Bride". This would be on the spiritual side of the Israelites.

What came to my attention was the Elders' words in verse eight

We will do all that hwhy has spoken.

Looking at the word SPOKEN

The Hebrew word for spoken is the "davar"- Dalet, Bet, Resh (
rbd). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1696, and its defintion

A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue: - answer, appoint, bid, command, commune, declare, destroy, give, name, promise, pronounce, rehearse, say, speak, be spokesman, subdue, talk, teach, tell, think, use [entreaties], utter, X well, X work.

Davar means "to speak".

The way the Elders responded, they might as well have said "Yes, master". This response sounded more to what a slave would say rather than "a freed bride". When they left Egypt, even though they were physically free, they were still mentally, emotionally and spiritually slaves. Bill Cloud from Shoreshim Ministries noted this in when the Israelites left Egypt in last week's Torah portion of B'shalakh, they had left Egypt, but Egypt was still in them. Israelites were still in bondage to Egypt. How many of us are still slaves to certain things or matters of the past in our lives that we are still trying to break free. Keep trusting in 
hwhy, our Heavenly Father, and He will show us how to get free of it. As Yeshua said in the Gospel of John

John 8:32 And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.

Yeshua said this in two different means: Yeshua Himself as the Truth, and the revelations that He reveals to us. This is what the Israelite Elders and the People failed to see, and that is why later, in a series of events, that generation failed to enter into the promised land.

Sometimes it could be generational curses, and/or sometimes it was something that happened in our lives from an earlier point in time. One way to find out is to research, but the first thing we should do is what Yeshua said in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the Kingdom of hwhy, and His Righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.



Verse nine

9 And hwhy said to Moses, Behold, I will come to you in a Dark Cloud in order that the People may hear in My speaking with you, and also in you, they will believe Me for ages. And Moses told ta-the words of the People to hwhy.

Think about it. Moses went up to hear what 
hwhy wanted to say to the People, then goes down and tells them, then goes back up to tell hwhy what the People said, and now Moses had to go back down to tell what hwhy said to do. This reminds me of the account back in the Torah portion of Khai-yey Sarah, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 24:15 And before he was finishing to speak, and behold, Rebekah came out, who was birthed to Bethuel, son of Milcah, wife of Nahor, brother of Abraham, and her pitcher was upon her shoulder. 16 And the young woman was good of form much, a virgin, and a man had not known her: and she went down to the eye-well, and she filled her pitcher, and she ascended. 17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I shall drink a little water from your pitcher. 18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hurried, and she let down her pitcher upon her hand, and she gave him drink. 19 And she finished to give him drink, and she said, I will draw for your camels also until when they have finished drinking. 20 And she hurried, and she emptied her pitcher to the trough, and she ran again to the bored-well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.

Rebekah did a lot of leg work going up and down the slope when she was getting water for Eliezer, his men and the ten camels. It was probably between fifty and a hundred trips before all were quenched. Moses had to go up and down the mountain. This could be compared to what Rebekah did after all the trips Moses ascended and descended.



Verses ten through thirteen

10 And hwhy said to Moses, Go to the People, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and they shall wash their clothes, 11 And they will be ready for the third day: for in the third day, hwhy will come down to the eyes of all the People upon Mount Sinai. 12 And you shall border off ta-the People around, to say, Take heed to yourselves, you shall not ascend on the mountain, or touch on his edge: All that touch on the mountain, dying, shall die: 13 A hand, she shall not touch on him, for stoning, shall be stoned, or piercing, shall be pierced; if an animal, if an man, shall not live: In the long sound of the yovel-blast, they shall ascend on the mountain.

This is an act to prepare and dress themselves and make themselves clean, neat and tidy. In other words, they are being prepared for "The Marriage Contract".

This reminds me of the parable of the wedding banquet in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 22:1 And Yeshua answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2 The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. 7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

In this parable, the guests were people from all walks of life. Yet it didn't say, but it became revealed in verse twelve of the Gospel of Matthew that the people were cleaning up and dressing themselves for the wedding. This is the same means for the Israelites back at Mount Sinai.

In verses twelve and thirteen,
hwhy set boundaries around the mountain, preventing the People and the animals from going beyond it. Though they were to be priests, there were still restrictions and "boundaries".

Indirectly related, there was another boundary commandment where the Israelites were not to walk close to the Tabernacle and using the Levitical Priests as the barrier of protection surrounding it. It is noted in the Torah portion of B'midbar, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 1:49 Only you shall not count ta-the tribe of Levi, and you shall not lift ta-their heads in the midst of the Sons of Israel: 50 And you shall appoint ta-the Levites over the Tabernacle of the Testimony, and over all his vessels, and over all that is to him: they shall bear ta-the Tabernacle, and ta-all his vessels; and they, they shall minister him, and they shall camp all around the Tabernacle. 51 And in pulling up the Tabernacle, the Levites shall take down him: and in pitching the Tabernacle, the Levites shall raise up him: and the stranger that draws near shall die. 52 And the Sons of Israel shall pitch their tents, a man upon his encampment, and a man upon his standard, to their armies. 53 And the Levites shall pitch all around to the Tabernacle of the Testimony, and shall not be wrath upon the Congregation of the Sons of Israel: and the Levites, they shall keep ta-the charge of the Tabernacle of the Testimony. 54 And the Sons of Israel did according to all that hwhy commanded ta-Moses, so they did.

Back to this week's Torah portion, the fact that 
hwhy also said they could not touch it, not even a hand. One would say to Him, "Boy, is He strict". It was probably that they were not set apart like Moses was. Also the mountain was holy, and they were not set apart to have access to it.

This upcoming event was like an eternal official ceremony. This was huge. It is comparable to a new British king or queen being ceremonially inaugurated into their reign to be the ruler of their country.


Looking at the word YOVEL-BLAST

The Hebrew word yovel-blast is "yoveyl"- Yod, Bet, Lamed (
lby). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3104, and its definition

Apparently from H2986; the blast of a horn (from its continuous sound); specifically the signal of the silver trumpets; hence the instrument itself and the festival thus introduced: - jubile, ram’s horn, trumpet.

from 2986 "yaval (
lby), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to flow; causatively to bring (especially with pomp): - bring (forth), carry, lead (forth).

This Jubilee shofar blow was a "Super Ceremonial Sound". I would not be surprised that the year the Israelites left Egypt was in a Jubilee year and would be the very first Jubilee year for the Israelites. That is why the sound should be called "The Shofar Blowing of the Jubilee". This was also the first blowing from the heavens in world history.

Moses was told this on the fifteenth day of the third month of Sivan. The day was the fifteenth, and tomorrow was the sixteenth. The third day would fall on the seventeenth day of the third month of Sivan, as we will see the account in the next verses.

In verse ten, 
hwhy told Moses that they were to wash their garments. My question is "How did they wash their garments in a desert area of thorn bushes?". What has been realized at Mount Sinai that there was a brook flowing from the mountain to the base of the Sinai area.

These images reveal the location and the flow of the brook from Mount Sinai

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Verses fourteen and fifteen

14 And Moses went down from the mountain to the People, and sanctified ta-the People; and they washed their clothes. 15 And said to the People, Be ready for three days: you shall not go near to a woman.

Notice that 
hwhy said for the men not to go near with a woman. Why did Moses say that? Because it would make them unclean for that day, and it is mentioned later in the Torah portion of M'tsora, in the book of Leviticus

Leviticus 15:16 And a man that goes out from him copulation of seed, and shall bathe in the water ta-all his flesh, and be unclean until the evening (mixing). 17 And every garment, and every skin, which shall be upon him copulation of seed, and shall wash in the water, and be unclean until the evening (mixing). 18 And a woman, who shall lay on a man of hers, copulation of seed, and they shall bathe in the water, and they shall be unclean until the evening (mixing).

This is
because the men were to be "a kingdom of priests". This also tells us that when hwhy and Moses notes "the People", they are noting "the males" of Israel.

Looking at the word GO NEAR

The Hebrew word for go near is "nagash"- Nun, Gimel, Shin (
sgn). It is from Strong's Concordance number 5066, and its definition

A primitive root; to be or come (causatively bring) near (for any purpose); euphemistically to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; religiously to worship; causatively to present; figuratively to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back: - (make to) approach (nigh), bring (forth, hither, near), (cause to) come (higher, near, nigh), give place, go hard (up), (be, draw, go) near (nigh), offer, overtake, present, put, stand.

The phrase, "go near", in this case, is an emphasis to lie with a woman". It also means "religiously to worship", meaning they would encounter "spiritual worship", which 
hwhy didn't want for those three days until after the meeting. Another purpose of a man and his wife to lie together is an act of "spiritual warfare". When they reach their points it is an act of "worship"- "nagash".



Verses sixteen through nineteen

THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF THE THIRD MONTH OF SIVAN

THE SIXTY THIRD DAY AFTER THE ISRALITES LEFT EGYPT


16 And was in the third day in being the morning, and were sounds and lightnings, and a heavy cloud upon the mountain, and the voice of the shofar was very strong; and all the People who were in the Camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought ta-the People from the Camp to meet the Elohim; and they stood on the bottom of the mountain. 18 And Mount Sinai was smoking, all of him, from the facing which hwhy came down upon him in the fire: and his smoke ascended like the smoke of the furnace, and all of the mountain quaked much. 19 And the sound of the shofar was continuing, and very strong, Moses spoke, and the Elohim answered him in a voice.

We have to remember that it was the men, not the women, that came to the base of the mountain. As it said, they are to be a "kingdom of priests" not "priests and priestesses".

This was hwhy's equivalence of fireworks, bombs bursting in air, fanfare, and a pomp and circumstance of a celebrative introduction to have a relationship with His People.

Indirectly related, a similar account of the sounds, without the visual effects, where Yeshua asks the Heavenly Father to glorfy His Name. It is noted
in the Gospel of John

John 12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the Feast: 21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Yeshua. 22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Yeshua. 23 And Yeshua answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of Man should be glorified. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honour. 27 Now is My soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 28 Father, glorify Thy Name. Then came there a voice from the heavens, saying, I have both glorified It, and will glorify It again. 29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to Him. 30 Yeshua answered and said, This Voice came not because of Me, but for your sakes.

There is a future event of a precursor to Yeshua coming down to earth in glory, and it is noted in the book of Revelation

Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 And the stars of the heavens fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.


Just like the nations of the earth trembled at this future event of the sounds and lightnings and the earthquake, so did the Israelites tremble at this pomp introduction of the same activities at Mount Sinai.

A question came to me regarding verse nineteen, "What did Moses say as the shofar blew louder and louder"? I do not have an answer to that at this time.



Verse twenty

20 And hwhy came down upon Mount Sinai to the head of the mountain: and hwhy called to Moses up to the head of the mountain; And Moses ascended.

How would you like to see Moses go up to the top of the mountain leaving you behind with all the supernatural acts going around you, while you are trembling? Wouldn't you like to ask Moses "Where are you going"? "Why are you leaving us"? "How can you leave us in our circumstances"?

Indirectly related, this can be compared to Yeshua to a mountain in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 17:1 And after six days Yeshua taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and His Face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him. 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Yeshua, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if Thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him. 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 7 And Yeshua came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Yeshua only. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, Yeshua charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of Man be risen again from the dead.



Verses twenty-one through twenty five

21 And hwhy said to Moses, Go down, testify (witness, warn) against the People, lest they break through to hwhy to see, and many from them will fall. 22 And also the Priests, coming near to hwhy, they shall be sanctified, lest hwhy shall break forth on them. 23 And Moses said to hwhy, The People are not able to ascend to Mount Sinai: for you, you warned on us, to say, border ta-the mountain, and sanctify him. 24 And hwhy said to him, Away, go, descend, and you shall ascend, you, and Aaron with you: And the Priests and the People, they shall not break through to ascend to hwhy, lest shall breach on themselves. 25 And Moses descended to the People, and spoke to them.

In verses twenty two and twenty four, It shows that
hwhy has acknowledged the Israelite males to be "priests". This would include the mixed multitude males- Cushites, Egyptians, Edomites, Canaanites, etc. This must have been a cool scene. This was the first record of the "Melting Pot Nation" for Israel, about 3,200 years before the United States became the "American Melting Pot".

When 
hwhy was telling Moses to have the "priests" come up the mountain, I guess hwhy forgot that He said to set boundaries for the people not to touch the area- or did He? It was most likely that hwhy was testing Moses to see if he remembered His Words, though hwhy altered the way He said it by saying only the priests. Moses passed the test by reminding hwhy what He said to him. Sometimes hwhy will play dumb on purpose in our lives to see if we remember what He said to us in an earlier point in time to make us remind Him of His Word. Sometimes the Heavenly Father does this to us, to remind Him what He said to us in an earlier point in time.

When Moses come back up to the mountain, he brought Aaron with him.

The third day is a type of Yeshua, returning on the third day. It is based on the book of Hosea

Hosea 6:2 Shall keep us alive in two days: shall raise us up in the third day, and we shall live to His Face.

To the kingdom, a day is as a thousand years. Yeshua came to earth on the four thousandth year, or in the Kingdom's time, the fourth day. It has been nearly two thousand years since Yeshua's life and resurrection (two days in the kingdom), which will be for us the end of the sixth thousandth year (sixth day). The third day, which would be the seven thousandth year (seventh day), will the the thousand years of rest, or to be biblically called "The Shabbath Millennium".







CHAPTER 20

Exodus 20:1-26

Exo 20:1 And Elohim spoke ta all these words, to say,

2 I am 
hwhy your Elohim, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

3 Shall not be for yourselves no other elohim upon My Face.
4 You shall not make for yourself a vessel-image, and any likeness that is in the heavens from above, and that is in the earth below, and that is in the waters from under the earth: 5 You shalt not bow to them, and you shall not serve them: for I am hwhy your Elohim, a Jealous El, visiting the iniquity of the fathers, upon the sons, upon the thirds, and upon the fourths for hating Me; 6 And doing mercy to thousands for loving Me, and for keeping My Commandments.

7 You shalt not exalt
ta-the Name of hwhy, your Elohim, for destructivness (uselessness, vanity); for hwhy will not leave guiltless ta whoever exalts ta-His Name for destructiveness (uselessness, vanity).

8 Remember
ta-the Shabbath Day to sanctify him. 9 Six days you shall serve, and you shall do all your work: 10 And the seventh day is the Shabbath of hwhy, your Elohim: You shall not do any work, you, and your son, and your daughter, your male servant, and your female servant, and your animal, and your stranger who is in your gates: 11 For six days, hwhy made ta-the heavens and ta-the earth, ta-the sea, and ta-all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day: Upon thus, hwhy blessed ta-the Shabbath day and sanctified him.

12 Honor
ta-your father and ta-your mother, by that, your days may be long upon the ground which hwhy your Elohim is giving to you.

13 You will not murder.

14 You will not commit adultery.

15 You will not steal.

16 You will not have a false witness testify against your neighbor.

17 You will not covet (lust) the house of your neighbor, you shall not covet (lust) the wife of your neighbor, and his male servant, and his female servant, and his ox, and his donkey, and any thing that is of your neighbor.

18 And all the People saw ta-the sounds, and ta-the flashings, and ta the sound of the shofar, and ta-the mountain smoking: and the people saw, and they removed, and they stood from a distance. 19 And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will listen: And let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said to the People, Do you not fear: for by in order that the Elohim has come to test you, and in order that His fear (reverence), she may be upon your faces, by that, you may not sin. 21 And the People stood from a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where there is the Elohim.

22 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Thus, you shall say to the Sons of Israel, You, you have seen that I have spoken with you from the heavens. 23 You shall not make with Me elohim of silver, and you shall not make for yourselves elohim of gold. 24 You shall make for Me an altar of ground, and you shall sacrifice upon him ta-your Elevation Offerings, and ta-your Peace Offerings, ta-your flocks, and ta-your herds: In all the places which I memorialize ta-My Name; I will come to you, and will bless you. 25 And if you will make for Me an Altar of stones, you shall not build them of hewn stone: For your cutting tool will chisel upon her, and you will profane her. 26 And you will not ascend on steps upon My Altar, that you will not uncover your nakedness upon him.


(NOTE: Not all words will have comments)


Verse one

THE TEN WORDS (COMMANDMENTS)

THE SIXTY THIRD DAY AFTER ISRAEL LEFT EGYPT

1 And Elohim spoke ta all these words, to say,

In other words, hwhy was saying that He is "the Author" of these words, which are known as The Ten Commandments, but these are "The Ten Words" which were "SPOKEN"- the Ten "Spoken" Words (Commandments)-  before they were written. This goes back to what the Israelites response to Moses in the previous chapter

Exodus 19:7 ...All that hwhy has spoken, we will do....

Mark Biltz from El Shaddai Ministries noted that is was not called "The Ten Commandments", but in Exodus chapter thirty four verse eighteen, it is called "The Ten Words"- in the Hebrew "Asereth Ha-D'vareem" (Myrbdh trse).

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries coined these as the "Spoken Commandments", and to make note, these words (commandments) were "spoken" before they were written on the two tables of stones.

I will be noting them as the Ten Words (Commandments).

What 
hwhy will be speaking in these Ten Words (Commandments) is "The Marriage Contract" between Himself and the Israelite People. Don't forget, hwhy is speaking to the "males", because they are the "heads" of the families. This is also noted in the previous chapter

Exodus 19:5 And now, if listening, you will listen in My Voice, and you will keep ta-My Covenant, and you will be to Me a Special Treasure from all the peoples: for all the earth is to Me: 6 And you, you shall be to Me a Kingdom of Priests, and a Holy Nation. These are the Words which you shall speak to the Sons of Israel.... 14 And Moses went down from the mountain to the People, and sanctified ta-the People; and they washed their clothes. 15 And said to the People, Be ready for three days: you shall not go near to a woman.

They, as fathers, will be responsible to keep their families in touch with the Ten Words (Commandments).

As I mentioned in past Torah portions, Yeshua is "the Living Word" made flesh, which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. 2 The Same was in the beginning with Elohim. 3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In Him was life; and the Life was the light of men. 5 And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended Him not.... 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries made note that Yeshua was tempted by HaSatan in the wilderness by turning the stones to bread in the Gospel of Matthew, but He respond by defending the "spoken word" of 
hwhy

Matthew 4:1 Then was Yeshua led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the Devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the Tempter came to Him, he said, If Thou be the Son of Elohim, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of hwhy.



Verse two

THE FIRST "SPOKEN" WORD (COMMANDMENT)


2 I am 
hwhy your Elohim, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

This is what it known as "THE FAITH WORD (COMMANDMENT)". It is a prerequisite word (commandment) to the other nine words (commandments). In order to have faith, one has to "hear" the word. Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries revealed that the purpose of this word (commandment) is "to believe", and 
hwhy was saying to "Believe in Me". This could be also called "THE WORD (COMMANDMENT) TO BELIEVE".

At first, I noted that the First Word (Commandment) was in two parts, but now, looking further, 
hwhy revealed to me that it is in "three parts".

THE FIRST HALF OF THE FIRST WORD (COMMANDMENT)

The first part of the First Word (Commandment)


I am hwhy your Elohim,...

This first part that 
hwhy was saying to them was they are "to believe who He says He is".

Monte Judah also made note in his commentary of last week's Torah portion of B'shalakh that he was at a seminar where a well known Christian speaker was there. He asked Monte to see him after a session, and asked him regarding when Shabbath occurs. Monte asked him what the First Commandment was. The Christian first said incorrectly 'to make no other gods before me', then Monte replied "No, that is the Second Commandment". Then the Christian replied again incorrectly "Love the Lord your God with all of your heart all of your soul and all of your strength", and Monte replied "No, that is the Greatest Commandment". Then Monte replied "the First Commandment is "I am the Lord"... believe in Me". Then Monte said to the Christian, "If you do not understand the First Commandment, how are you going to understand the Shabbath?".

You can hear Monte's Torah portion teaching on B'shalach at this link on his Livestream channel. It includes his experience with this Christian leader by clicking on the link below.

http://new.livestream.com/LionLambMinistries/events/3770058


When Yeshua was on earth, He confronted the leaders for not believing Him for who He is, and it is noted in the Gospel of John

John 5:37 And the Father Himself, which hath sent Me, hath borne witness of Me. Ye have neither heard His Voice at any time, nor seen His Shape. 38 And ye have not His Word abiding in you: for whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not. 39 Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have Eternal Life: and they are they which testify of Me. 40 And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life. 41 I receive not honour from men. 42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of hwhy in you. 43 I am come in My Father's Name, and ye receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from hwhy only? 45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed Me: for he wrote of Me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe My Words?

Yeshua accused the leaders for not "believing" Him by not "believing" Moses' words. If they didn't "believe" in Moses' words, they couldn't "believe" that Yeshua is who He said He was, and if they didn't "believe" in Yeshua, they couldn't "believe" in His Words. Yeshua said to Nicodemus in the Gospel of John

John 3:16 For hwhy so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life.

In other words, we as "believers" in Yeshua, are to "believe" in the "Author" of the Spoken Word, as well as the Word made flesh.... Yeshua.


THE SECOND HALF OF THE FIRST WORD (COMMANDMENT)

...who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery (bondage).

Based on Monte Judah's premise, what this second part, hwhy was saying to us, is "Believe in what I did for you".

This second half comes in two parts:

The second part of the First Word (Commandent)


...who brought you out from the land of Egypt....

This second part of the First Word (Commandment) is for the Israelites to believe that they were delievered from the Egyptian Empire that put them through hell. Symbolically, 
hwhy brought the Israelites out from the "world". This also applies to us as believers in the Messiah when we accepted Yeshua as our Saviour and Lord that He spiritually brought us out out from the "spiritual world" which is "a sinful world".

!!!hwhy Kl dbk


Indirectly related, we as believers are not to love the world which the apostle John noted in his epistle

1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the Will of hwhy abideth for ever.


The third part of the First Word (Commandent)

...who brought you out... from the house of slavery (bondage).

This third part of the First Word (Commandment) is for the Israelites to "believe" that 
hwhy delievered them from the house of the hellish occupation that the Egyptian Empire did to them, which was putting them in "the house of slavery/bondage". We as believers were delievered from the "spiritual bondage" of the spiritual world of being in spiritual bondage to "sin".

!!!hwhy Kl dbk


We as believers are not to go back to the spiritual world of sin and to be in spiritual bondage to sin again. There are times in our lives when the world tempts us, which the apostle James noted in his epistle

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the Crown of Life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of hwhy: for hwhy cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Notice 
hwhy didn't say in the order that He delivered them from the house of slavery/bondage first, then the land of Egypt, but in the land of Egypt first, then the House of Slavery/Bondage.

FIRST: Delievered from the land (the Egyptian Empire)
SECOND: Delievered from the house (the House of Enslavement/Bondage)


This is compared to when 
hwhy told Abraham in the land of the Kasdim, to move to Canaan. It is noted in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 12:1 And hwhy said to Abram, Go of you from your land, and from your birth place, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you:

 Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that hwhy told Abram these three things, in this particular order:

FIRST: Get out of his native land (i.e. the nation of his birth)
SECOND: Get out of his birth place (i.e. the town or city of his birth)
THIRD: Get out of the house of his father (i.e. the house of his family)

As I mentioned that normally, it's the other way around. One can't leave their land, before leaving their town first, and one can't leave their town before leaving their home first. Why did hwhy say it in an unorthodox way to Abraham? Based on the account when the Israelites left Egypt after hwhy plagued Egypt, and Pharaoh sent the Israelites away, Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries noted that though the Israelites left Egypt, Egypt was still within them. This means that though Abraham would leave his nation, hwhy knew that it would take time for Abram to get rid of these three areas that could have been potentially "sentimental" in his life. This would be the same situation for the Israelites.

This has happened to all of us, being believers in the Messiah, for those of us who left our areas of our birth places and home towns, or home cities, and the states we were born in. Though we left the states, our Heavenly Father still knows that it will take time for us to get rid of the other parts in us. That is His act of mercy to us. Thank You, 
hwhy, for Your mercy. Thank you also, Mark and Bill.

In regards to the second half of the First Word (Commandment), Yeshua made note of His works to the Jews during the time of Khanukkah, which is Hebrew for Dedication, in the Gospel of John

John 10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the Feast of Hanukkah (Dedication), and it was winter. 23 And Yeshua walked in the Temple in Solomon's Porch. 24 Then came the Jews round about Him, and said unto Him, How long dost Thou make us to doubt? If Thou be the Messiah, tell us plainly. 25 Yeshua answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in My Father's Name, they bear witness of Me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear My Voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: 28 And I give unto them Eternal Life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My Hand. 29 My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's Hand. 30 I and My Father are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Yeshua answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from My Father; for which of those works do ye stone Me? 33 The Jews answered Him, saying, For a good work we stone Thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that Thou, being a man, makest Thyself Elohim. 34 Yeshua answered them, Is it not written in your Torah, I said, Ye are elohim? 35 If He called them elohim, unto whom the Word of hwhy [that is Yeshua] came, and the Scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of Elohim? 37 If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in Me, and I in Him. 39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

As Yeshua spoke this to the Jewish people to say "Believe in the works that I did for you", so is the second half of the First Word (Commandment) by believing in what 
hwhy did for us, by delivering us from the land of our slavery/bondage and the house of slavery/bondage. This did not apply only to the generations of the Bible period, but to all of us who accepted Yeshua in the past generations since His life and resurrection.

In regards to the First Word (Commandment) as a whole, the apostle Paul noted what the requirements are for those to be saved, and it is in his letter to the assembly at Ephesus

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of hwhy: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Our salvation is the result of "our faith" that Yeshua said who He said He is and did what He did for us, by coming to earth and die in our place and resurrected from the dead so that we might be saved, before we even knew about it. Hence connecting this account to the First Word (Commandment).

Also, the apostle Paul wrote to the assembly in Rome

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of hwhy.

This relates to what Moses said in the Torah portion of Va-Ethkhanan, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, Israelhwhy our Elohim is one hwhy: 5 And you shall love ta-hwhy your Elohim in all your heart, and in all your soul, and in all your might. 6 And shall be these words, which I command you upon your heart today: 7 And you shall prick them to your sons, and shall speak on them in your dwelling in your house, and in your walking in the way, and in your lying down, and in your rising. 8 And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. 9 And you shall write them upon the doorposts among your house, and among your gates.

This also relates to the "Faith Word (Commandment)" which is the First Word (Commandment).

In relation to both halves of the First Word (Commandment), Before digital and record keeping, strangers come by to a door, and say "Hello, I am (such and such) of (such and such), and I have done (such and such), like traveling salesmen. Back then, one could trust enough at the person's word for who he says he was, where he was from, and what he has accomplished. Today, we find peoples and organizations on websites, or in person. But in today's society, one can't trust anyone unless one searches their record history and credentials, (i.e. via the Better Business Bureau), because there are too many people making false claims of anything.



Verse three

THE SECOND "SPOKEN" WORD (COMMANDMENT)

Originally, I noted that there were two parts to the Second Word (Commandment), but now it is revealed that there are "three parts" to the Second Word (Commandment):

The first part of the Second Word (Commandment)

3 Shall not be for yourselves no other elohim upon My Face.

In other words, hwhy was saying to them that were not have an elohim that hwhy already created above, on the earth, or below the earth. Indirectly hwhy was also saying not to have an elohim that man created that was not from their hands.



Verse four

The second part of the Second Word (Commandment)

4 You shall not make for yourself a vessel-image, and any likeness that is in the heavens from above, and that is in the earth below, and that is in the waters from under the earth:

In other words,
hwhy was saying to the Israelites to not make images of elohim from their own hands that are in the heavens, or on the earth, or below the earth. To me, this is worse than the first part, because the Israelites would intentionally take time and energy with their hands and make something that is visible to them to "see". In other words hwhy does not want the Israelites to use their creativity to make something they can see, which goes against hwhy, the "Unseen Elohim".



Verses five and six

The third part of the Second Word (Commandment)

5 You shalt not bow to them, and you shall not serve them: for I am hwhy your Elohim, a Jealous El, visiting the iniquity of the fathers, upon the sons, upon the thirds, and upon the fourths for hating Me; 6 And doing mercy to thousands for loving Me, and for keeping My Commandments.

In other words, hwhy was saying to the Israelites not to bow down to the images, by creation, pre man made, or their own making. This would be the worst of the three parts of the Second Word (Commandment) by "acting" against hwhy by bowing down to the creation whom hwhy created and the vessels they and/or others made in which they can "see".

Regarding the Second Word (Commandment), the point is, that 
hwhy is to be "unseen", and in connection to the First Word (Commandment), hwhy is to be believed "without" beeing seen at all. In relation, hwhy said this to Moses in the Torah portion of Ki Thisa, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 33:17 And hwhy said to Moses, Also ta-this word which you have spoken, I will do: for you have found favor in My Eyes, and I know you in name. 18 And said, Make me see now ta-Your glory. 19 And said, I, I will make go over all of My goodness upon your face, and I will proclaim in the Name of hwhy to your face; and I will favor ta-whom I will favor, and I will mercify ta-whom I will mercify. 20 And said, You are not able to see ta-My face: for the Adam shall not see Me, and live.

Also, Yeshua most likely based His statement from the Second Word (Commandment) in the Gosepel of John

John 20:29 Yeshua saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

What Yeshua said can also be applied to the First Word (Commandment).


There is a more detailed example about worshipping to other elohim in the Torah portion of Shophtim, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 17:2 When a man or a woman is found in your midst in one of your gates which hwhy your Elohim is giving to you who is doing ta-the evil in the eyes of hwhy your Elohim to go over His Covenant, 3 and has gone and served other elohim, and they bowed down to them, and to the sun, or to the moon, or to any of the host of the heavens which I have not commanded; 4 And is told to you, and you have heard, and you searched diligently, and behold, the truth is established, and the word was done of this abomination in Israel: 5 And you shall bring ta-that man or ta-that woman, ta-the man or ta-the woman who has done ta-this evil word to your gates, and you shall stone them on stones, and they shall die.


Anyone know the origins of the Statue of Liberty? That is a pagan deity. According to Jim Staley of Passion For Truth Ministries, the Statue of Liberty is based on a castrated, crossed dressed, long haired, pagan male priest named Attis. Jim Staley said to take the facial features of the Statue of Liberty and you will find that it looks like a male figure. But the point is that the statue is a pagan deity, and it is against the Second Word (Commandment) of 
hwhy. That is one of the reasons hwhy is a Jealous El, and He has been visiting the iniquities of these generations that exist today.

You can find this video about this pagan priest by clicking the image below titled "True Origin of The Statute of Liberty: (hint: she's not really a lady)".

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True Origin of The Statute of Liberty:
(hint: she's not really a lady)


Jim Staley


In verse five, in common translations, it would say "...upon the third and fourth generation..."
. The question is "Why did hwhy say the iniquity will be visited on the third and the fourth generations, and not anymore generations after that"? Then a question came to me: "How many generations did hwhy prepare to settle His covenant to create "a Founding Father Dynasty of the Covenant"? The answer is, there were three: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Now thinking of a question on the negative end "How many generations would it take to begin to create "a Founding Father Dynasty of Iniquity"? The answer is... you guessed it... three. Next question "What generation would it take to begin to create "A Covenant Nation"? It was the fourth... the Twelve Sons of Jacob, the founders of each of the twelve tribes of Israel. That means that in the negative sense, the fourth generation will be the founders to begin to create "An Iniquitous Nation". By then, the fourth generation, who is practicing the iniquity, started by their great-grandfather, will continue that bondage of iniquity to their descendants, and will cause their nation to be enslaved (or in bondage) to the iniquity against the Second Word (Commandment) of worshiping and creation other "visible elohim", other than hwhy Himself, "the Unseen Elohim". In other words, the third generation is the result of a dynasty, but the fourth generation is the result of "a legacy", in a negative sense "a legacy of iniquity". The further the generations go in their iniquities, the harder it is for the people to get back to hwhy.

This is an example today in our modern generations. It started with the Industrial Reveloution of technology in the mid to late 1800's. Today, knowledge has increased, and look what we have today... Computers, cell phones. Now we have "robots", or should I say "elohim of beasts"- "seen objects" that can walk and talk, and are beginning to be created to "think for themselves", starting with the infamous Jeopardy game show episode, where the inteligent computer "Watson" beat its competitors. They are slowly becoming more dependable in today's technological society, and there is probability that they could become "an army of robots" in the end times. This would be the world's manifestation of creating an "elohim of robots", against the Second Word (Commandment). These "wordly acts" of image making will ultimately lead to the upcoming image in the book of Revelation where a beast will give life to an image

Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

In the latest technology today, as of 2017, there are now robots that look more human, and talk more human than ever before, and they are programmed to start thinking for themselves. This is the scariest thing that mankind has ever created. In my humble, but strong opion, we are nearing the sunset to begin the seven years worldwide tribulation.




Verse seven

THE THIRD "SPOKEN" WORD (COMMANDMENT)

7 You shalt not exalt ta-the Name of hwhy, your Elohim, for destructivness (uselessness, vanity); for hwhy will not leave guiltless ta whoever exalts ta-His Name for destructiveness (uselessness, vanity).

Looking at the word DESTRUCTIVENESS

The Hebrew word for destructiveness is "shav"- Shin, Vav, Aleph (
aws). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7723, and its defintion

From the same as H7722 in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive), literally (ruin) or morally (especially guile); figuratively idolatry (as false, subjectively), uselessness (as deceptive, objectively; also adverbially in vain): - false (-ly), lie, lying, vain, vanity.

from 7722 "sho" (
aws), and its definition

From an unused root meaning to rush over; a tempest; by implication devastation: - desolate (-ion), destroy, destruction, storm, wasteness.

This is where we get our modern English word "shove" as in "to "shove" one under the bus".

In other words, one means that we are not to use 
hwhy's name is for destructive purposes, or "shoving" hwhy under the bus.

There are a couple of different kinds of examples of this in the Brith Khadashah. One is an account of an unclean spirit exalting the name Yeshua to get the public's attention that He is the Messiah which Yeshua didn't want to reveal Himself as the Messiah to them. It is located in the Gospel of Mark

Mark 1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with Thee, Thou Yeshua of Nazareth? art Thou come to destroy us? I know thee who Thou art, the Holy One of hwhy. 25 And Yeshua rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. 26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
 
The unclean spirit was revealing Yeshua for who He is, in order to distract Him by "exalting" Him in front of the public, like one of the tempations by HaSatan to show Himself for who He is, but in a destructive way,
from doing the purpose of the Heavenly Father's will by not revealing Himself as the person, which the Jewish people want.

Another example was to defeat 
hwhy's will for Paul, in general, to preach the Gospel, in the book of Acts

Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the Most High Elohim, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Yeshua the Messiah to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.


But the best example is the one Yeshua spoke to His disciples in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 24:4 And Yeshua answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Messiah; and shall deceive many.

In other words, people will say that Yeshua is the Messiah (exalting Him), but will use His name to deceive the people for their own purposes (an act of destruction).

Also, there were examples of people persecuting Jews in the name of the Messiah. One example relating to breaking the Third Word (Commandment) to exalt 
hwhy for destructive means is taken from the Wikipedia website is taken from the account of the Crusades:

Massacre of Jerusalem

"Jews fought side-by-side with Muslim soldiers to defend Jerusalem against the Crusaders. Saint Louis University Professor Thomas Madden, author of A Concise History of the Crusades, claims the "Jewish Defenders" of the city knew the rules of warfare and retreated to their synagogue to "prepare for death" since the Crusaders had breached the outer walls. According to the Muslim chronicle of Ibn al-Qalanisi, "The Jews assembled in their synagogue, and the Franks burned it over their heads." One modern-day source even claims the Crusaders "[circled] the screaming, flame-tortured humanity singing 'Christ We Adore Thee!' with their Crusader crosses held high." However, a contemporary Jewish communication does not corroborate the report that Jews were actually inside of the Synagogue when it was set fire. This letter was discovered among the Cairo Geniza collection in 1975 by historian Shelomo Dov Goitein. Historians believe that it was written just two weeks after the siege, making it "the earliest account on the conquest in any language." However, all sources agree that a synagogue was indeed burned during the siege".

There are other examples, like the Nazis during World War II, that some say they are doing this in the Name of Yeshua, but are really not.



Verses eight through eleven

THE FOURTH "SPOKEN" WORD (COMMANDMENT)

8 Remember ta-the Shabbath Day to sanctify him. 9 Six days you shall serve, and you shall do all your work: 10 And the seventh day is the Shabbath of hwhy, your Elohim: You shall not do any work, you, and your son, and your daughter, your male servant, and your female servant, and your animal, and your stranger who is in your gates: 11 For six days, hwhy made ta-the heavens and ta-the earth, ta-the sea, and ta-all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day: Upon thus, hwhy blessed ta-the Shabbath day and sanctified him.

This originally came from the beginning of creation in the Torah portion of B'reshith, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 2:1 And the heavens and the earth and all their host, they were finished. 2 And in the seventh day, Elohim finished His work that was made, and rested on the seventh day from all His work that was made. 3 And Elohim blessed ta-the seventh day and sanctified him, by in him had rested from all of His work, which Elohim created for the making.

hwhy also reminded Moses and the People that He created the heavens and the earth for six days and rested on the seventh. The Shabbath was "a non-physical creative event". This is like the Father saying to His children to "follow His lead". If any of us remembered the first thing we started following the Messianic/Hebraic Roots movement, what did we start with?..... "keeping the Shabbath". hwhy knew, and still knows today that this is key for us believers in Yeshua to get back to the Hebraic Roots of Christianity today. Also, regarding Shabbath, Yeshua noted that the Shabbath was made for man, and not man for Shabbath, and it is noted in the Gospel of Mark

Mark 2:23 And it came to pass, that He went through the grain fields on the Shabbath day; and His disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of grain. 24 And the Pharisees said unto Him, Behold, why do they on the Shabbath day that which is not lawful? 25 And He said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? 26 How he went into the house of hwhy in the days of Abiathar the High Priest, and did eat the bread of faces, which is not lawful to eat but for the Priests, and gave also to them which were with him? 27 And He said unto them, The Shabbath was made for man, and not man for the Shabbath: 28 Therefore the Son of Man is Lord also of the Shabbath.

What Yeshua was saying is that "the Shabbath" is "Yeshua, the Living Shabbath". In other words hwhy set the date for the Shabbath, the seventh day, for the benefit of mankind, but man does not make the Shabbath in his own way for the benefit of hwhy. , and that means "changing the Shabbath Day", as the Roman Church did in the fourth or fifth century AD by changing the day from the dominant day of Saturday to the dominant day of Sunday. That would be doing it in works without hwhy, and man would take the credit and acknowledgment away from hwhy.

Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted the Shabbath was also mentioned in the Torah portion of Ki Thisa, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 31:12 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 13 And you shall speak to the Sons of Israel, to say, Verily, you will keep ta-My Shabbaths: for she is a sign between Me and between you for your generations; to your knowing that I am hwhy sanctifying you. 14 And you shall keep ta-the Shabbath; for she is holy to you: With defiling her, dying, shall die: for anyone doing work in her, and the soul, she shall be cut off from the midst of her People. 15 Six days shall do work; and in the seventh day is the Shabbath of Rest, holy to hwhy: any doers of work in the Shabbath day, dying, shall die. 16 And the Sons of Israel, they shall keep ta-the Shabbath to do ta-the Shabbath for their generations of a Covenant of Ages. 17 She is a Sign between Me and between the Sons of Israel for ages: for six days hwhy made ta-the heavens and ta-earth, and in the seventh day was rested, and was refreshed.

Mark Biltz also points out the word "sign" in Exodus 31:17

Looking at the word SIGN

The Hebrew word for sign is "oth"- Aleph, Vav, Tav (
twa). It is from Strong's Concordance number 226, and its definition

Probably from H225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: - mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.

from 225 "ooth" (
twa), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to come, that is, (impliedly) to assent: - consent.

Mark Biltz reveals that in the Paleo-Hebrew, the word is a picture phrase: Aleph is the picture of an ox, resembling a strong one, Vav is the picture of a nail, and Tav is the picture of a cross. It would phrase it this way:

"The strong one that is nailed to the cross"

"The Shabbath Oath" is Yeshua.

Indirectly related, in verse ten of this week's Torah portion passage,
hwhy included the stranger to participate in the Shabbath. The stranger is also one of the exceptions to the rule of possible peoples that can partake the Passover, noted in the Torah portion of Bo, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 12:47 All the Congregation of Israel shall prepare him. 48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and you do the Passover to hwhy, every male to him shall be circumcised, and then shall come near to prepare him; and shall be like the native of the land: and anyone uncircumcised shall not eat on him. 49 One Torah shall be to the native, and to the stranger that sojourns in your midst.

In this relevence passage, in chapter twelve, there are other kinds groups mentioned in this segment of the Passover that can or cannot partake of it, but the strangers can, because if they were circumcised, they could partake the Passover, and would qualify to work or serve. Another reason for allowing strangers to partake in the Passover, because some of the strangers could possibly be "fellow Israelites".



Verses twelve

THE FIFTH "SPOKEN" WORD (COMMANDMENT)

12 Honor ta-your father and ta-your mother, by that, your days may be long upon the ground which hwhy your Elohim is giving to you.

This is an act of giving weight to one's physical authority- the parents. In my opinion, the parents are "the physical bridge" to the first four words (commandments) and to the last five words (commandments). The parents are "the physical vertical eternal connection" to 
hwhy from the earth, and at the same time, they are the horizontal physical connection to the issues of the world. The Fifth Word (Commandment) could be nicknamed "The First Bridge Word (Commandment)", which will be explanied in the Sixth Word (Commandment). The parents are the highest physical "relationship" of authority on earth. When a child dishonors the parents, the child is temporarily "breaking" the relationship, not just the physical relationship to their parents, but also the Kingdom relationship to hwhy who made the first man and woman, Adam and Khavah, the first physical parents on earth. It goes back to the premise that the parents are the "bridge" between hwhy and the world, because both parents are the 'Adam and Khavah' of birthing children to provide the means of an extended horizontal "and" vertical relationship.

Yeshua set an example of honoring parents by His confrontation against the Pharisees, when Yeshua accused them for using the Karban Offering as an ulterior motive not to help their parents. It is noted in the Gospel of Mark

Mark 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, Why walk not Thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? 6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the Commandment of hwhy, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the Commandment of hwhy, that ye may keep your own tradition. 10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: 11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban [The Karban Offering, from the book of Leviticus], that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. 12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; 13 Making the word of hwhy of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.



Verse thirteen

THE SIXTH "SPOKEN" WORD (COMMANDMENT)

13 You will not murder.

Looking at the word MURDER

The Hebrew word for murder is "ratsakh"- Resh, Tsade, Khet (
xur). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7523, and its definition

A primitive root; properly to dash in pieces, that is, kill (a human being), especially to murder: - put to death, kill, (man-) slay (-er), murder (-er).

Perry Stone of Voice of Evangelism Ministries states the this commandment means not to commit "premeditated murder".

In general, this is an act of destroying one's own neighbor- a human being, and is destroying the one whom
hwhy created. It is not the typical phrase "you shall not kill", because there is a purpose for killing in war as many examples are stated in the Bible, and if we did not fight against Hitler, he and his Axis allies would have taken over the world. As Yeshua said in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

This commandment is considered "The Second Bridge Word (Commandment)", because it connects the physical horizontal relationship of the earthly issues to the Fifth Word (Commandment) of vertical relationship of honoring one's parents, as well as the relationship with hwhy through the other four.


The Sixth Word (Commandment) relates to the issue of the slayer, or manslayer, and it is noted in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 35:16 And if has killed him among a vessel of iron, and dies, he is a murderer. Dying, the slayer shall die. 17 And if among a stone at hand which shall die among her, struck him and dies, he is a slayer. Dying, the slayer shall die. 18 Or among a vessel of wood at hand which shall die among him has killed him, and dies, he is a slayer. Dying, the slayer shall die. 19 The avenger of the blood, he shall execute ta-the slayer: in his meeting on him, he shall execute him. 20 And if shall push him in hatred, or thrown upon him in laying of wait, and dies; 21 Or in enmity has struck him among his hand, and dies: dying, the striker shall die; he is a slayer: the avenger of the blood shall execute ta-the slayer, in his meeting on him. 22 And if, in a moment, in no emnity, he pushed him, or threw any vessel upon him among no laying of wait, 23 Or among any stone, which shall die among her, in not seeing him, and shall fall upon him, and shall die, and he was not an enemy to him, and was not seeking his evil: 24 And shall judge the Congregation between the slayer and between the avenger of the blood upon these judgments: 25 And the Congregation shall deliver ta-the slayer from the hand of the avenger of the blood, and the Congregation shall return him to the city of his refuge, which had fled there: and shall return in her until the death of the High Priest, whom was anointed him in the Holy Oil. 26 And if going out, the slayer shall go out of ta-the border of the city of his refuge which was fled there; 27 And the avenger of the blood finds him outside of the border of the city of his refuge, and the avenger of the blood kills ta-the slayer; blood is not to him: 28 For was to dwell in the city of his refuge was until the death of the High Priest: and after the death of the High Priest the slayer shall return to the land of his possession. 29 And these shall be to you for a Statute of Judgment for your generations in all of your dwellings. 30 Any that kill a soul, by the mouth of two witnessess shall kill ta-the slayer: and one witness shall not be heeded among a soul to the death.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin of www.rabbidaniellapin.com reveals that the Sixth Word (Commandment) is in connection with the First Word (Commandment). According to Lapin, if one murders a person, he or she destroys the people's ability to "believe" that person and the existence of that person, and prevents the people to potentially to "believe" in the future of that person's accomplishments.

Yeshua went further with this word (commandment) in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 5:21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill (murder); and whosoever shall kill (murder) shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the Altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the Altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

Looking at the word RACA

In the Gospel of Matthew, the Hebrew word for the phrase, raca, is "rakha"- Resh, Ayin, Khaph Sophit (
Ker). It is from the Hebrew word "ra" (er). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7451, and its definition

From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun: - adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, + displease (-ure), distress, evil ([-favouredness], man, thing), + exceedingly, X great, grief (-vous), harm, heavy, hurt (-ful), ill (favoured), + mark, mischief, (-vous), misery, naught (-ty), noisome, + not please, sad (-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked (-ly, -ness, one), worse (-st) wretchedness, wrong. [Including feminine ra’ah; as adjective or noun.]

from 7489 "ra'a" (
eer), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad (physically, socially or morally). (associate selves and show self friendly are by mistake for H7462.): - afflict, associate selves [by mistake for H7462], break (down, in pieces), + displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show self friendly [by mistake for H7462], do harm, (do) hurt, (behave self, deal) ill, X indeed, do mischief, punish, still vex, (do) wicked (doer, -ly), be (deal, do) worse.

The Hebrew phrase, raca, means "you evil one". When Yeshua said to not say this phrase, He was saying that if they were say this phrase, they were committing murder through their words, because it came from thier hearts. Also in this Gospel passage, that is why at the time Yeshua said to leave the gift at the altar and get right with the person that was wronged. In other words, Yeshua emphasized that one doesn't have to "murder" the person physically for people from believing, but one can also destroy a person "internally" to destroy the person and prevent himself or herself from believing that person as well as believing his or her individual potential accomplishments.

Continuing with the tongue, this is what the apostle James said regarding the power of the tongue in his book

James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we hwhy, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of hwhy. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

and in the apostle Peter

1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

In relation to Yeshua, someone's tongue who says "Raca", meaning "You evil one", is not just murdering the person whom one is speaking against as well as being in danger of judgment, but that person is also defiling his or her own body at the same time.



Verses fourteen

THE SEVENTH "SPOKEN" WORD (COMMANDMENT)

14 You will not commit adultery.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin in an interview promoting his Ten Commandments teaching stated that the Seventh Word (Commandment) in committing physical adultery is related to breaking the Second Word (Commandment) by committing spiritual adultery against 
hwhy by worshiping other elohim, by looking at the elohim image or by creating a physical elohim image, and what factor requires a man to commit adultery? Looking at a "physical image" of a woman.


 Yeshua also talked about the Seventh Word (Commandment) in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Yeshua had to also deal with a matter of adultery in the Gospel of John

John 8:2 And early in the morning He came again into the Temple, and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down, and taught them. 3 And the Scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto Him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the Torah commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest Thou? 6 This they said, tempting Him, that they might have to accuse Him. But Yeshua stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up Himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Yeshua was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Yeshua had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, He said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Yeshua said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

The reason they left starting with the eldest, because the old ones did more sinning in commiting adultery than the younger ones. Some Hebraic Roots teachers are in agreement with this factor that the men would not have "known" (a double play on this word) that the woman commited adultery unless they were the ones commiting adultery with her.

The apostle James related this word (commandment) to keeping the whole Torah in his book

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole Torah, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the Torah.

Billy Graham of Billy Graham Evanglic Association said the similar thing by saying, "If you break one commandment, you break all of them".



Verses fifteen

THE EIGHTH "SPOKEN" WORD (COMMANDMENT)

15 You will not steal.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin relates the Eighth Word (Commandment) to the Third Word (Commandment) to take, or exalt,
hwhy's name in vain, or for destruction. In relevence to the Third Word (Commandment), people would exalt themselves for destructive purposes by getting their "fifteen minutes of fame" in the negative sense. Also, their acts would result in stealing, and destroying one's name and use it for their own evil purposes which is also destructive, because what they stole didn't belong to them and was not of their own effort and righteous hard work.

Indirectly related, but in relation to this word (commndment), Yeshua tells us about storing treasures where people could steal, and it is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Yeshua was teaching us not to store up treasures on earth, especially precious metals: silver, gold, etc. It could also be material things, or it could be reputational matters. These are only temporal, whereas our walk with Yeshua is eternal. The material possessions is what thieves go after.



Verse sixteen

THE NINTH "SPOKEN" WORD (COMMANDMENT)

16 You will not have a false witness testify against your neighbor.

Looking at the word TESTIFY

The Hebrew word for testify is "anah"- Ayin, Nun, Heh (
hne). It is from Strong's Concordance number 6030, and its definition

A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce: - give account, afflict [by mistake for H6031], (cause to, give) answer, bring low [by mistake for H6031], cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, X scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also H1042, H1043.

The Ninth Word (Commandment) is based on "false testimony", and it is based on the testimony from the "eye", because it requires the eye to become a false witness. The eye leads one to heed to the wrong people, as well as the wrong acts, if one is not in obedience with the Ten Words (Commandments), starting with the First Word (Commandment). The false witness is taking oneself out of his or her own "rest", and one falsly accusing another is taking the other person out of his or her own "Shabbath" rest.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin connects the Ninth Word (Commandment) to the Fourth Word (Commandment), that bearing false witness against ones neighbor is taking the falsely accused person out of their "Shabbath" rest.


The religious officials were hoping for false witnesses to testify against Yeshua as an excuse to put Yeshua to death, and it is noted in the Gospel of Mark

Mark 14:55 And the Chief Priests and all the Council sought for witness against Yeshua to put him to death; and found none. 56 For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. 57 And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, 58 We heard him say, I will destroy this Temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. 59 But neither so did their witness agree together.

There is an account giving more detail about false witnesses in the Torah portion of Shophtim, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 17:2 When a man or a woman is found in your midst in one of your gates which hwhy your Elohim is giving to you who is doing ta-the evil in the eyes of hwhy your Elohim to go over His Covenant, 3 and has gone and served other elohim, and they bowed down to them, and to the sun, or to the moon, or to any of the host of the heavens which I have not commanded; 4 And is told to you, and you have heard, and you searched diligently, and behold, the truth is established, and the word was done of this abomination in Israel: 5 And you shall bring ta-that man or ta-that woman, ta-the man or ta-the woman who has done ta-this evil word to your gates, and you shall stone them on stones, and they shall die. 6 Shall die the death upon the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses; shall not die upon the mouth of one witness. 7 The hands of the witnesses, she shall be among the first on him to his death, and among afterward the hands of all the people. And you shall consume the evil from your midst.

If they were caught by the mouth of two or three witnesses, they were to be stoned to death.



Deuteronomy 19:15 Shall not rise one witeness on a man for any iniquity, and for any sin, in any sin which shall sin: upon the mouth of two witnesses, or upon the mouth of three witnesses, shall stand a word. 16 If rises a violent witness on a man to afflict upon him apostasy; 17 And shall stand the two men, whom are to them the contention, to the face of hwhy, to the face of the priests and the judges, who they shall be in those days; 18 And shall inquire the judges well, and behold, a false witness is the witness, falsely testifying on his brother; 19 And you shall do to him, as which has devised to do to his brother: and you shall cut off the evil from your midst. 20 And the ones remaining, they shall hear, and they shall fear, and they shall not add any more to do as this evil word in your midst. 21 And shall not pity your eye; soul among soul, eye among eye, tooth among tooth, hand among hand, foot among foot.

In many words "You lie, you die".

There are a lot of people in this world that falsely accuse others, even in the Messianic community. This was publically noted, in which one of them, which I will not name, who falsely accused Eddie Chumney of Hebraic Heritage Ministries International (HHMI), thanks to manipulative "false witnesses" within the organization, and influenced and convinced those in charge to kick Eddie Chumney out of the organization. Some of the Messianic community at large defended Eddie by words or actions. You can find this false account against Eddie Chumney at his Watchman of Zion website

http://www.watchmanofzion.com/?m=201108




Verse seventeen

THE TENTH "SPOKEN" WORD (COMMANDMENT)

17 You will not covet (lust) the house of your neighbor, you shall not covet (lust) the wife of your neighbor, and his male servant, and his female servant, and his ox, and his donkey, and any thing that is of your neighbor.

This word (Commandment) is in two parts:

The first part of the Tenth Word (Commandment)

You will not covet (lust) the house of your neighbor,...

This pertains to one coveting/lusting "the material" of a fellow male Israelite owner's possession that doesn't belong to the covetor/luster, which is their neighbor's house.


The second part of the Tenth Word (Commandment)

...you shall not covet (lust) the wife of your neighbor, and his male servant, and his female servant, and his ox, and his donkey, and any thing that is of your neighbor.

This pertains to one coveting/lusting "the people and the animals" of a fellow male Israelite owner's possession, which is his wife, servants, and his animals.


This is the last and lowest act that a person can do. Rabbi Daniel Lapin stated in an interview that the Tenth Word (Commandment) relates to the Fifth Word (Commandment) which is an act of "disrespecting one's parents".


I don't know if Lapin said this, but this act of coveting/lusting would be "a dishonor" to the person's "parents", hence one "dishonors" his neighbor through the lust of his material, human and animal possessions.

Also, according to Rabbi Daniel Lapin, the Fifth and the Tenth Words (Commandments) connection is the result of the act of unthankfulness that a potential coveter does, by not staying in the protection from the righteous upbringing of that coveter's parents. In other words, the parents create "a hedge of protection", both spiritually and physically around their premises. When one goes to covet another's possessions at their property, the coveter/luster is violating their space and hedge of protection in their property and home, at the same time breaking the spiritual and physical hedge of his own premise as well as his parents' hedge on him in disrespecting the Torah, as well as the torah of his parents. He also said that it breaks "the hedge of protection" which the parents trained their child in the child's own upbringing, as it says in the book of Proverbs

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

In relation to the two parts, relating to Rabbi Lapin's revelation, the first part to covet/lust the neighbor's house is breaking the hedge of protection "oustide" the neighbor's home, which includes the plot of land and the building, and the second part to covet/lust the nieghbor's wife and human and animal assets is breaking the hedge of protection "inside" the neighbor's home.

Indirectly related, Jonathan Cahn of Beth Israel Worship Center noted that the reason the terrorists were able to attack the United States on 9-11, in September 11th, 2001, because 
hwhy's hedge of protection was removed as the result of the United States losing touch with the living Elohim in losing their Judao-Christian foundation by the nation at large turning away from following  hwhy. It started when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Bible and Biblical prayer were unconstitutional in 1962 and 1963. Also the Johnson Amendment in 1954 preventing non-profit organizations to endorse a political candidate, which would include churches and congregations.



THE TEN "SPOKEN" WORDS (COMMANDMENTS) AT LARGE

Pat Robertson of the 700 Club made a interesting statement regarding The Ten Words (Commandments), in which he noted this passage in the Gospel of Matthew

Mathew 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the Torah? 37 Yeshua said unto him, Thou shalt love hwhy thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the Torah and the prophets.

Pat Robertson said that the first of these two words (commandments) Yeshua spoke refers to the first five words (commandments), also known as "the Vertical Words (Commandments)" which pertain the relationship with
hwhy, and the second word (commandment) applies to the last five words (commandments), also known as "the Horizontal Words (Commandments)" which pertain the relationship with mankind. In my opinion, that is one of the best revelations of the Ten Words (Commandments) that I heard from a Christian leader.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin at http://www.rabbidaniellapin.com did a teaching called "The Ten Commandments" and stated on TV promoting his teaching that the first five words (commandments) relate to the second five words (commandments): the first to the sixth, the second to the seventh,... etc. You can get this teaching on his website.

As I noted earlier, these Ten Words (Commandments) were spoken before they were written on two tablets of stones, and it occured later in the Torah portiono of Ki Thisa, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 32:15 And Moses faced away, and went down from the mountain, and the Two Tablets of the Testimony were in his hand: the tablets were written from both their sides; they were written from this side and from this side. 16 And the tablets, they were from the work of Elohim, and the writing, he was the writing of Elohim engraved upon the tablets.

which we know afterwards, Moses broke, and Moses had to chisel out two new tablets for hwhy to write on them to replace the orignial tablets, as also noted in the Torah portion of Ki Thisa, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 34:4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto Mount Sinai, as hwhy had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stones.... 28 And he was there with hwhy forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the Words of the Covenant, the Ten Words.

There is an element of the Tent of Appointment that is symbolic to the Ten Words (Commandments), and it is located in the Torah portion of T'rumah, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 26:1 You shall make ta-the Tabernacle of ten curtains of twined linen, and blue, and purple, and crimson worm: of cherubims of cunning work, you shall make them. 2 The length of the one curtain shall be eight and twenty on the cubit, and the breadth, of the one, four on the cubit: one measure shall be to every curtain. 3 The five curtains, they shall be joined each to her sister; and the five curtains shall be joined each to her sister. 4 And you shall make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the end of the joining point; and so you shall make on the edge of the further curtain in the second joining. 5 Fifty loops you shall make on the one curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is in the joining point of the second; receiving the loops each to her sister. 6 And you shall make fifty buckles of gold, and you shall join ta-the curtains each to her sister on the buckles: and the Tabernacle shall be one.

These are the symbols used in the Ten Curtains:

Blue: Heaven
Purple: Royalty
Crimson Worm (Scarlet): Blood
Gold: Eternity
Cherubim: Heavenly Host and Heavenly Existence
Fifty: The Jubilee Year/
hwhy's Fifty Year Cycle

These united Ten Curtains joined together was the first item mentioned to be made for the Tent of Appointment. This indicates that each of the Ten Curtains are representations of each of the Ten Words (Commandments). The first five words (commandments) are the vertical relationship with 
hwhy, and the second five words (commandments) were the horizontal relationship with man. The Ten Words (Commandments) is to be the first set of commandments applied in our lives in our relationship with hwhy, our Heavenly Father, in the Messiah, by the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit).

The fifth curtain is symbolized to the Fifth Word (Commandment) which was the end of one of the united five junctures to the sixth curtain, which symbolizes the Sixth Word (Commandment). These two words (commandments) are the connecting factors from the horizontal relationship of man to the vertical relationship with 
hwhy via the gold buckles, in which the gold buckles symbolizes the eternal connection through Yeshua, the Messiah.

This is an example of an image of what the ten curtains could have looked like

The Ten Curtains



I don't mean to get off track, but I think this information will be of interest to you regarding this Exodus passage in chapter twenty six by looking at these two translated words.

Looking at the words:

FURTHEST

The Hebrew word for furthest is "keetson"- Kuph, Yod, Tsade, Vav, Nun Sophit (
Nwuyq). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7020, and its definition

From H6972; terminal: - out- (utter-) most.

from 6972 "koots" (
Uwq), and its definition

A primitive root; to clip off; used only as denominative from H7019; to spend the harvest season: - summer.

from 7019 "ka-yeets" (
Uyq), and its definition

From H6972; harvest (as the crop), whether the product (grain or fruit) or the (dry) season: - summer (fruit, house).

This word furthest is based on the root word meaning "harvest" or "summer", as in the furthest point of the sun in the sky throughout the year, but it also means "harvest", meaning, in relation to the Ten Words (Commandments) that the first five words (commandments) in one's relationship to 
hwhy and the mother and father, is "harvested" in the last five words (commandments) through one's righteous relationship with mankind by following those last five words (commandments).


EDGE

The Hebrew word for edge is "katsah"- Kuph, Tsade, Heh (
huq). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7097, and its definition

The second form is negative only; from H7096; an extremity (used in a great variety of applications and idioms; compare H7093): -    X after, border, brim, brink, edge, end, [in-] finite, frontier, outmost coast, quarter, shore, (out-) side, X some, ut (-ter-) most (part).

from 7096 "katsah" (
huq), and its definition

A primitive root; to cut off; (figuratively) to destroy; (partially) to scrape off: - cut off, cut short, scrape (off).

from 7093 "koots" (
Uq), and its definition

Contracted from H7112; an extremity; adverbially (with prepositional prefix) after: -  + after, (utmost) border, end, [in-] finite, X process.

from 7112 "katsats" (
Uuq), and its defintion

A primitive root; to chop off (literally or figuratively): - cut (asunder, in pieces, in sunder, off), X utmost.

In my opinion, these two translated words are related to each other, becuase they are similar in the Hebrew spelling.

This last translated word's definition above, explains the circumstance of the Ten Words (Commandments) that the "edge" of the first five words (commandments) are at the "edge" of their vertical point, and the edge of the last five words (commandments) are at the "edge" of their horizontal point. By the way, these two Hebrew words are where we get our modern English word "cut", as in "cutting off", or cutting to end something.

To keep going with the passage in Exodus chapter twenty six, it shows that they are to be "joined" with gold buckles. The symbol for gold is "eternal", The buckles connect the two sets of the five words (commandments) and makes them "eternal". This is the similar way in our relationship with our Heavenly Father. As it is written by the apostle Paul to the assembly in Rome

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of hwhy;

Without 
hwhy, our Heavenly Father, we just have the last five words (commandments) and the one word (commandment) with honoring our father and mother. But there is no relationship with hwhy, and thus we don't have an "eternal relationship", and are missing some of the Ten Words (Commandments), and are not complete. We can't relate to the first five words (commandments) without something, or "Someone" who is "eternal", and that is where Yeshua "the Eternal One" comes to be the symbolic "Eternal Golden Buckle" to "connect" the last five words (commandments) to the first five words (commandments) where we can have a "relationship" with hwhy, our Heavenly Father, through Yeshua the Messiah, via the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) and thus makes the completion of the Ten Words (Commandments).


Also in this passage in chapter twenty six, the color blue is symbolic of heaven. When the fifty loops of blue are attached to each of the curtains, it symbolizes that heaven is connected to each of the Ten Words (Commandments) to connect between the heavens and the earth, as it says in the Torah portion of B'reyshith, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, Elohim created ta the Heavens and ta-the Earth.

Thus the blue loops provide "the Heavens-Earth" connection.

Notice also in this Exodus chapter thirty six passage noted above, that it says in verse three "her sister piece". It says this in the Hebrew. That means each of the sister pieces of the ten curtains tells us that each of Ten Words (Commandments) are "sisters", because each word (commandment) is "female"
and relate to our souls which are also feminine. Our souls need to submit to hwhy through these Ten Words (Commandments). Notice this passage also states that hwhy says in verse three that they are to attach five curtains to the other five curtains. As I mentioned before, The first five words (commandments) are the vertical words (commandments) referring to hwhy, which are "the vertical sisters", and the last five words (commandments) are the horizontal words (commandments) referring to mankind, which are "the horizontal sisters". Yeshua summarized them to two commandments, which I will reveal

Matthew 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the Torah? 37 Yeshua said unto him, Thou shalt love the hwhy thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind [The first five commandments]. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself [The second five commandments]. 40 On these two commandments hang all the Torah and the Prophets.

The ten words (commandments) are part of the Torah, and the Torah is feminine.

Even the apostle Paul agreed what Yeshua said for the second five words (commandments), as he noted in his letter to the assembly in Rome

Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the Torah. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the Torah.


Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted Yeshua saying to Love Him is to keep His Commandments in the Gospel of John

John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep My (Words) Commandments.

John 15:10 If ye keep My (Words) Commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father's
(Words) Commandments, and abide in His love.

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Verse eighteen

18 And all the People saw ta-the sounds, and ta-the flashings, and ta the sound of the shofar, and ta-the mountain smoking: and the people saw, and they removed, and they stood from a distance.

Going back to the account with the men at the mountain, this is almost like Moses running away from his staff turning into a snake when he was with hwhy at Mount Sinai before returning to Egypt. That would have been interesting to see all the men backing away from the base of the mountain.

Also, how did the Israelites "see" the sounds? They could see the lightnings, but how does one see the sounds? Did they see the "vibrations" that formed from the sounds on top of the mount? I don't have an answer at this time.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted that when they said to Moses they will do what 
hwhy says, they didn't know until they actually "heard" what He was saying through the sounds, and flashes and the quakings, which they were actually hearing.



Verse nineteen

19 And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will listen: And let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die.

They were in so much fear, they thought that if hwhy spoke, they would die. Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries noted that though Israel left Egypt, Egypt was still in Israel, and they thought that hwhy was like a harsh Pharaoh who will say harsh words to them, let alone speak like a Pharaoh. The sounds and thunders were exposing their slave mentality, thinking that hwhy would punish them and kill them, as Pharaoh would potentially have done to them.



Verses twenty and twenty-one

20 And Moses said to the People, Do you not fear: for by in order that the Elohim has come to test you, and in order that His fear (reverence), she may be upon your faces, by that, you may not sin. 21 And the People stood from a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where there is the Elohim.

Moses was trying, in many words, to break their "slavery mentality".

Wait a minute! Moses did not say this to them before. 
hwhy did not say that He was going to test them here either. It is most likely what hwhy said to Moses to tell the Israelites in chapter nineteen

Exodus 19:5 And now, if listening, you will listen in My Voice, and you will keep ta-My Covenant, and you will be to Me a Special Treasure from all the peoples: for all the earth is to Me: 6 And you, you shall be to Me a Kingdom of Priests, and a Holy Nation....

In other words,
hwhy was testing them on this day to see if they would obey His Voice and keep His Covenant, like hwhy was testing Moses regarding the Priests coming to the mountain, as noted also in the previous chapter

Exodus 19:21 And hwhy said to Moses, Go down, testify (witness, warn) against the People, lest they break through to hwhy to see, and many from them will fall. 22 And also the Priests, coming near to hwhy, they shall be sanctified, lest hwhy shall break forth on them. 23 And Moses said to hwhy, The People are not able to ascend to Mount Sinai: for you, you warned on us, to say, border ta-the mountain, and sanctify him. 24 And hwhy said to him, Away, go, descend, and you shall ascend, you, and Aaron with you: and the Priests and the People , they shall not break through to ascend to hwhy, lest shall breach on themselves. 25 And Moses descended to the People, and spoke to them.



Verse twenty two

22 And hwhy said to Moses, Thus, you shall say to the Sons of Israel, You, you have seen that I have spoken with you from the heavens.

Uh, Abba, the Israelites only heard shofar sounds and sounds and lightnings. How could they have heard Your Voice speaking words if they heard the other things? Is it a play on words like "Let your fingers do the walking" but it is "Let your shofar blasts do the talking"? The answer is they heard Him talk via the shofar sounds and the sounds and the lightnings. Even hwhy, the Father, did the same thing in the Gospel of John

John 12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Yeshua. 22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Yeshua. 23 And Yeshua answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of Man should be glorified. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a kernel of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serve Me, him will My Father honour. 27 Now is My soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 28 Father, glorify Thy Name. Then came there a voice from the heavens, saying, I have both glorified It, and will glorify It again. 29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard It, said that It thundered: others said, An angel spake to Him. 30 Yeshua answered and said, This voice came not because of Me, but for your sakes.

If I am correct, the first time 
hwhy's name was glorified was in this Torah portion at Mount Sinai, and this second time was the coming death and resurrection of His Son Yeshua in the Brith Khadashah.



Verses twenty three and twenty four

23 You shall not make with Me elohim of silver, and you shall not make for yourselves elohim of gold. 24 You shall make for Me an altar of ground, and you shall sacrifice upon him ta-your Elevation Offerings, and ta-your Peace Offerings, ta-your flocks, and ta-your herds: In all the places which I memorialize ta-My Name; I will come to you, and will bless you.

Right here in this paragraph, 
hwhy was telling them to make an Altar for Him. To me, this sounds like a good remedy, and they could offer sacrifices there. Everyone would have one place they could go, and it is the location where hwhy wanted them.



Verse twenty five

25 And if you will make for Me an Altar of stones, you shall not build them of hewn stone: For your cutting tool will chisel upon her, and you will profane her.

While the Israelites were in the wilderness, they were to have an Altar of "uncut stones".

Today, the Jewish people in Israel are in the works of preparing an altar made of uncut stones, and it will only be a matter of time when that will occur. I don't think it will be long before this will happen. It is 2017, fifty years from the last time the Jewish people in Israel conquered a major part of the Israelite terriotry, in which case was the recapture of the Eastern part of Jerusalem. There is only one piece of real estate left for the Jewish people to have complete and unlimited access, and that is "the Temple Mount" where they are to rebuild the Altar, as well as the Temple. In my humble, but very strong opinion, we are very, very close for the time of sunset to approach to begin the seven years of worldwide tribulation. This would be that time when the Jewish people in Israel will have their opportunity to build the Temple and the Altar.



Verse twenty six

26 And you will not ascend on steps upon My Altar, that you will not uncover your nakedness upon him.

It was explained later what the Priests were to wear to cover their nakedness in the Torah portion of T'tsavveh, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 28:40 And for the sons of Aaron, you shalt make robes, and yhou shall make for them girdles (belts), and you shall make for them bonnets for glory and for beauty. 41 And you shall clothe them; ta-Aaron your brother, and ta-his sons with him; and you shall anoint them, and you shall fill ta-their hands, and you shall sanctify them, and do priestly acts for Me. 42 And make for them breeches of flax to cover the naked flesh; they shall be from the loins and unto the thighs: 43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, in their coming to the Tent of Appointment, or in their drawing near to the Altar to minister in the Holy Place; and they shall not bear iniquity, and they will die: a Statute for Ages to him and to his seed after him.

There was a reason 
hwhy said to consecrate their hands, because it is their hands that would do the work for hwhy's service.

The apostle Paul noted that
hwhy used His hands in the beginning, and it is located in the book of the Hebrews

Hebrews 1:10 And, Thou, hwhy, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Thine Hands:

Hebrews 2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of Him? or the Son of Man, that thou visitest Him? 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; Thou crownedst Him with glory and honour, and didst set Him over the works of Thy Hands:

hwhy made man and the heavens and the earth through the works of His hands- an act from the heavens to the earth, and now, hwhy required Priests use their hand for His Service- an act from the earth to the heavens. This is done, so that the works of the hands would come back full cycle. This is the same demand our Heavenly Father requires us to do by using our hands for His Service, because we are Priests in the Messiah, based from the book of Revelation

Revelation 1:5 And from Yeshua the Messiah, who is the Faithful Witness, and the First Begotten of the Dead, and the Prince of the Kings of the Earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own Blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto hwhy and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 5:7 And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the Throne. 8 And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of Saints. 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to hwhy by Thy Blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our Elohim kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

We are all priests unto our Heavenly Father, and our nakedness has been covered by the Blood of the Lamb.

HALLELUYAH!!!



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