PORTION 25.vi,vii “The ram of the investitures”

[NB All readings are suspended next two weeks in observance of Passover. Shabbat Shalom, D.G.]

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22. And he brought near the second ram, the ram of the investitures, and Aaron and his sons leaned their hands [forcefully] upon the ram’s head. כב. וַיַּקְרֵב אֶת הָאַיִל הַשֵּׁנִי אֵיל הַמִּלֻּאִים וַיִּסְמְכוּ אַהֲרֹן וּבָנָיו אֶת יְדֵיהֶם עַל רֹאשׁ הָאָיִל:
23. And he slaughtered [it], and Moses took some of its blood, and placed it on the cartilage of Aaron’s right ear, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot. כג. וַיִּשְׁחָט וַיִּקַּח מֹשֶׁה מִדָּמוֹ וַיִּתֵּן עַל תְּנוּךְ אֹזֶן אַהֲרֹן הַיְמָנִית וְעַל בֹּהֶן יָדוֹ הַיְמָנִית וְעַל בֹּהֶן רַגְלוֹ הַיְמָנִית:
24. And he brought Aaron’s sons forward, and Moses placed some of the blood on the cartilage of their right ears, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet, and Moses dashed the blood on the altar, around. כד. וַיַּקְרֵב אֶת בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן וַיִּתֵּן מֹשֶׁה מִן הַדָּם עַל תְּנוּךְ אָזְנָם הַיְמָנִית וְעַל בֹּהֶן יָדָם הַיְמָנִית וְעַל בֹּהֶן רַגְלָם הַיְמָנִית וַיִּזְרֹק מֹשֶׁה אֶת הַדָּם עַל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ סָבִיב:
25. And he took the fat, the tail, all the fat which was on the innards, the diaphragm of the liver, the two kidneys together with their fat and the right thigh. כה. וַיִּקַּח אֶת הַחֵלֶב וְאֶת הָאַלְיָה וְאֶת כָּל הַחֵלֶב אֲשֶׁר עַל הַקֶּרֶב וְאֵת יֹתֶרֶת הַכָּבֵד וְאֶת שְׁתֵּי הַכְּלָיֹת וְאֶת חֶלְבְּהֶן וְאֵת שׁוֹק הַיָּמִין:
26. And out of the basket of unleavened bread that was before the Lord, he took one loaf of unleavened bread, and one loaf of oily bread, and one wafer, and he placed them on top of the fats and the right thigh. כו. וּמִסַּל הַמַּצּוֹת אֲשֶׁר לִפְנֵי יְ־הֹוָ־ה לָקַח חַלַּת מַצָּה אַחַת וְחַלַּת לֶחֶם שֶׁמֶן אַחַת וְרָקִיק אֶחָד וַיָּשֶׂם עַל הַחֲלָבִים וְעַל שׁוֹק הַיָּמִין:
27. And then he placed it all on Aaron’s palms and on his sons’ palms, and he waved them as a waving before the Lord. כז. וַיִּתֵּן אֶת הַכֹּל עַל כַּפֵּי אַהֲרֹן וְעַל כַּפֵּי בָנָיו וַיָּנֶף אֹתָם תְּנוּפָה לִפְנֵי יְ־הֹוָ־ה:
28. And Moses took them from their hands and made them [go up in] smoke on the altar along with the burnt offering. They were investiture offerings, as a pleasing fragrance, a fire offering to the Lord. כח. וַיִּקַּח מֹשֶׁה אֹתָם מֵעַל כַּפֵּיהֶם וַיַּקְטֵר הַמִּזְבֵּחָה עַל הָעֹלָה מִלֻּאִים הֵם לְרֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ אִשֶּׁה הוּא לַי־הֹוָ־ה:
29. And Moses took the breast and waved it as a waving before the Lord. It belonged to Moses as a portion from the ram of the investitures, as the Lord had commanded Moses. כט. וַיִּקַּח מֹשֶׁה אֶת הֶחָזֶה וַיְנִיפֵהוּ תְנוּפָה לִפְנֵי יְ־הֹוָ־ה מֵאֵיל הַמִּלֻּאִים לְמֹשֶׁה הָיָה לְמָנָה כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְ־הֹוָ־ה אֶת מֹשֶׁה:

7th Portion

Chapter 8

30. And Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood that was on the altar, and he sprinkled it on Aaron and on his garments, and on his sons, and on his sons’ garments, and he sanctified Aaron, his garments, his sons and his sons’ garments with him. ל. וַיִּקַּח מֹשֶׁה מִשֶּׁמֶן הַמִּשְׁחָה וּמִן הַדָּם אֲשֶׁר עַל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ וַיַּז עַל אַהֲרֹן עַל בְּגָדָיו וְעַל בָּנָיו וְעַל בִּגְדֵי בָנָיו אִתּוֹ וַיְקַדֵּשׁ אֶת אַהֲרֹן אֶת בְּגָדָיו וְאֶת בָּנָיו וְאֶת בִּגְדֵי בָנָיו אִתּוֹ:
31. And Moses said to Aaron and to his sons, “Cook the flesh at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting and eat it there, and the bread that is in the basket of the investiture offerings, as I have commanded, saying, ‘Aaron and his sons shall eat it.’ לא. וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל אַהֲרֹן וְאֶל בָּנָיו בַּשְּׁלוּ אֶת הַבָּשָׂר פֶּתַח אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד וְשָׁם תֹּאכְלוּ אֹתוֹ וְאֶת הַלֶּחֶם אֲשֶׁר בְּסַל הַמִּלֻּאִים כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוֵּיתִי לֵאמֹר אַהֲרֹן וּבָנָיו יֹאכְלֻהוּ:
32. And whatever is left over from the flesh and the bread, you shall burn in fire. לב. וְהַנּוֹתָר בַּבָּשָׂר וּבַלָּחֶם בָּאֵשׁ תִּשְׂרֹפוּ:
33. And you shall not leave the entrance of the Tent of Meeting for seven days, until the day of the completion of your investiture days, he will inaugurate you for seven days. לג. וּמִפֶּתַח אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד לֹא תֵצְאוּ שִׁבְעַת יָמִים עַד יוֹם מְלֹאת יְמֵי מִלֻּאֵיכֶם כִּי שִׁבְעַת יָמִים יְמַלֵּא אֶת יֶדְכֶם:
34. As he did on this day, so the Lord has commanded to do, to effect atonement for you. לד. כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה בַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה צִוָּה יְ־הֹוָ־ה לַעֲשֹׂת לְכַפֵּר עֲלֵיכֶם:
35. And you shall stay day and night for seven days at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. You shall observe the Lord’s command, so that you will not die, for thus I was commanded. לה. וּפֶתַח אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד תֵּשְׁבוּ יוֹמָם וָלַיְלָה שִׁבְעַת יָמִים וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם אֶת מִשְׁמֶרֶת יְ־הֹוָ־ה וְלֹא תָמוּתוּ כִּי כֵן צֻוֵּיתִי:
36. And Aaron and his sons did all the things that the Lord commanded through Moses. לו. וַיַּעַשׂ אַהֲרֹן וּבָנָיו אֵת כָּל הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְ־הֹוָ־ה בְּיַד מֹשֶׁה:

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Prophets-Isaiah 32,33 “Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty”

32,1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and as for princes, they shall rule in justice. 32,2 And a man shall be as in a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as by the watercourses in a dry place, as in the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. 32,3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be closed, and the ears of them that hear shall attend. 32,4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly. 32,5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be noble. 32,6 For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise ungodliness, and to utter wickedness against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. 32,7 The instruments also of the churl are evil; he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, and the needy when he speaketh right. 32,8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. {S} 32,9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease, and hear my voice; ye confident daughters, give ear unto my speech. 32,10 After a year and days shall ye be troubled, ye confident women; for the vintage shall fail, the ingathering shall not come. 32,11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye confident ones; strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins, 32,12 Smiting upon the breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine; 32,13 For the land of my people whereon thorns and briers come up; yea, for all the houses of joy and the joyous city. 32,14 For the palace shall be forsaken; the city with its stir shall be deserted; the mound and the tower shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks; 32,15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness become a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. 32,16 Then justice shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness shall abide in the fruitful field. 32,17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and confidence for ever. 32,18 And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places. 32,19 And it shall hail, in the downfall of the forest; but the city shall descend into the valley. 32,20 Happy are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth freely the feet of the ox and the ass. {S} 33,1 Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! When thou hast ceased to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou art weary with dealing treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. {S} 33,2 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for Thee; be Thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. 33,3 At the noise of the tumult the peoples are fled; at the lifting up of Thyself the nations are scattered. 33,4 And your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathereth; as locusts leap do they leap upon it. 33,5 The LORD is exalted, for He dwelleth on high; He hath filled Zion with justice and righteousness. 33,6 And the stability of thy times shall be a hoard of salvation–wisdom and knowledge, and the fear of the LORD which is His treasure. {P}
33,7 Behold, their valiant ones cry without; the ambassadors of peace weep bitterly. 33,8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth; he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth not man. 33,9 The land mourneth and languisheth; Lebanon is ashamed, it withereth; Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel are clean bare. {S} 33,10 Now will I arise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift Myself up. 33,11 Ye conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble; your breath is a fire that shall devour you. 33,12 And the peoples shall be as the burnings of lime; as thorns cut down, that are burned in the fire. {P}
33,13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge My might. 33,14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling hath seized the ungodly: ‘Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?’ 33,15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from looking upon evil; 33,16 He shall dwell on high; his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks; his bread shall be given, his waters shall be sure. 33,17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty; they shall behold a land stretching afar. 33,18 Thy heart shall muse on the terror: ‘Where is he that counted, where is he that weighed? Where is he that counted the towers?’ 33,19 Thou shalt not see the fierce people; a people of a deep speech that thou canst not perceive, of a stammering tongue that thou canst not understand. 33,20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemn gatherings; thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a peaceful habitation, a tent that shall not be removed, the stakes whereof shall never be plucked up, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken. 33,21 But there the LORD will be with us in majesty, in a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby. 33,22 For the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, the LORD is our King; He will save us. 33,23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they do not hold the stand of their mast, they do not spread the sail; then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey. 33,24 And the inhabitant shall not say: ‘I am sick’; the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity. {S}

Prophet-Isaiah 31 “So will the LORD of hosts come down to fight”

Isaiah Chapter 31

1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many, and in horsemen, because they are exceeding mighty; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD! 2 Yet He also is wise, and bringeth evil, and doth not call back His words; but will arise against the house of the evil-doers, and against the help of them that work iniquity. 3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God, and their horses flesh, and not spirit; so when the LORD shall stretch out His hand, both he that helpeth shall stumble, and he that is helped shall fall, and they all shall perish together. {S}
4 For thus saith the LORD unto me: Like as the lion, or the young lion, growling over his prey, though a multitude of shepherds be called forth against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them; so will the LORD of hosts come down to fight upon mount Zion, and upon the hill thereof. 5 As birds hovering, so will the LORD of hosts protect Jerusalem; He will deliver it as He protecteth it, He will rescue it as He passeth over. 6 Turn ye unto Him against whom ye have deeply rebelled, O children of Israel. 7 For in that day they shall cast away every man his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin. 8 Then shall Asshur fall with the sword, not of man, and the sword, not of men, shall devour him; and he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall become tributary. 9 And his rock shall pass away by reason of terror, and his princes shall be dismayed at the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and His furnace in Jerusalem. {P}

PORTION 25.v “Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bull”

EXODUS 8,
14 And the bullock of the sin-offering was brought; and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock of the sin-offering. 15 And when it was slain, Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured out the remaining blood at the base of the altar, and sanctified it, to make atonement for it. 16 And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moses made it smoke upon the altar. 17 But the bullock, and its skin, and its flesh, and its dung, were burnt with fire without the camp; as the LORD commanded Moses. 18 And the ram of the burnt-offering was presented; and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. 19 And when it was killed, Moses dashed the blood against the altar round about. 20 And when the ram was cut into its pieces, Moses made the head, and the pieces, and the suet smoke. 21 And when the inwards and the legs were washed with water, Moses made the whole ram smoke upon the altar; it was a burnt-offering for a sweet savour; it was an offering made by fire unto the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Prophet-Isaiah 30 “His tongue is as a devouring fire”

Isaiah Chapter 30

1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of Me; and that form projects, but not of My spirit, that they may add sin to sin; 2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at My mouth; to take refuge in the stronghold of Pharaoh, and to take shelter in the shadow of Egypt! 3 Therefore shall the stronghold of Pharaoh turn to your shame, and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your confusion. 4 For his princes are at Zoan, and his ambassadors are come to Hanes. 5 They shall all be ashamed of a people that cannot profit them, that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. {S}
6 The burden of the beasts of the South.
Through the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the lioness and the lion, the viper and flying serpent, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the humps of camels, to a people that shall not profit them. 7 For Egypt helpeth in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I called her arrogancy that sitteth still. 8 Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever. 9 For it is a rebellious people, lying children, children that refuse to hear the teaching of the LORD; 10 That say to the seers: ‘See not,’ and to the prophets: ‘Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy delusions; 11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.’ {S}
12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel: because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon; 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant. 14 And He shall break it as a potter’s vessel is broken, breaking it in pieces without sparing; so that there shall not be found among the pieces thereof a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water out of the cistern. {S}
15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: in sitting still and rest shall ye be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength; and ye would not. 16 But ye said: ‘No, for we will flee upon horses’; therefore shall ye flee; and: ‘We will ride upon the swift’; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift. 17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one, at the rebuke of five shall ye flee; till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on a hill. 18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have compassion upon you; for the LORD is a God of justice, happy are all they that wait for Him. {P}
19 For, O people that dwellest in Zion at Jerusalem, thou shalt weep no more; He will surely be gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry, when He shall hear, He will answer thee. 20 And though the Lord give you sparing bread and scant water, yet shall not thy Teacher hide Himself any more, but thine eyes shall see thy Teacher; 21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying: ‘This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.’ 22 And ye shall defile thy graven images overlaid with silver, and thy molten images covered with gold; thou shalt put them far away as one unclean; thou shalt say unto it: ‘Get thee hence.’ 23 And He will give the rain for thy seed, wherewith thou sowest the ground, and bread of the increase of the ground, and it shall be fat and plenteous; in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. 24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that till the ground shall eat savoury provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan. 25 And there shall be upon every lofty mountain, and upon every high hill streams and watercourses, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of the seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the bruise of His people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. {P}
27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, with His anger burning, and in thick uplifting of smoke; His lips are full of indignation, and His tongue is as a devouring fire; 28 And His breath is as an overflowing stream, that divideth even unto the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction; and a bridle that causeth to err shall be in the jaws of the peoples. 29 Ye shall have a song as in the night when a feast is hallowed; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with the pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the Rock of Israel. 30 And the LORD will cause His glorious voice to be heard, and will show the lighting down of His arm, with furious anger, and the flame of a devouring fire, with a bursting of clouds, and a storm of rain, and hailstones. 31 For through the voice of the LORD shall Asshur be dismayed, the rod with which He smote. 32 And in every place where the appointed staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps; and in battles of wielding will He fight with them. 33 For a hearth is ordered of old; yea, for the king it is prepared, deep and large; the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it. {P}

PORTION 25.iv “And washed them with water”

Leviticus Chapter 8

1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2 ‘Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and the bullock of the sin-offering, and the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread; 3 and assemble thou all the congregation at the door of the tent of meeting.’ 4 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him; and the congregation was assembled at the door of the tent of meeting. 5 And Moses said unto the congregation: ‘This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded to be done.’ 6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water. 7 And he put upon him the tunic, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith. 8 And he placed the breastplate upon him; and in the breastplate he put the Urim and the Thummim. 9 And he set the mitre upon his head; and upon the mitre, in front, did he set the golden plate, the holy crown; as the LORD commanded Moses. 10 And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them. 11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the laver and its base, to sanctify them. 12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him. 13 And Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and clothed them with tunics, and girded them with girdles, and bound head-tires upon them; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Prophet Isaiah 29 “It shall be at an instant suddenly”

Isaiah Chapter 29

1 Ah, Ariel, Ariel, the city where David encamped! Add ye year to year, let the feasts come round! 2 Then will I distress Ariel, and there shall be mourning and moaning; and she shall be unto Me as a hearth of God. 3 And I will encamp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mound, and I will raise siege works against thee. 4 And brought down thou shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust; and thy voice shall be as of a ghost out of the ground, and thy speech shall chirp out of the dust. 5 But the multitude of thy foes shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones as chaff that passeth away; yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly– 6 There shall be a visitation from the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of a devouring fire. 7 And the multitude of all the nations that war against Ariel, even all that war against her, and the bulwarks about her, and they that distress her, shall be as a dream, a vision of the night. 8 And it shall be as when a hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth, but he awaketh, and his soul is empty; or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh, but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite–so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion. {P}
9 Stupefy yourselves, and be stupid! Blind yourselves, and be blind! ye that are drunken, but not with wine, that stagger, but not with strong drink. 10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes; the prophets, and your heads, the seers, hath He covered. 11 And the vision of all this is become unto you as the words of a writing that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying: ‘Read this, I pray thee’; and he saith: ‘I cannot, for it is sealed’; 12 and the writing is delivered to him that is not learned, saying: ‘Read this, I pray thee’; and he saith: ‘I am not learned.’ {S} 13 And the Lord said: Forasmuch as this people draw near, and with their mouth and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear of Me is a commandment of men learned by rote; 14 Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the prudence of their prudent men shall be hid. {S} 15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say: ‘Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?’ 16 O your perversity! Shall the potter be esteemed as clay; that the thing made should say of him that made it: ‘He made me not’; or the thing framed say of him that framed it: ‘He hath no understanding?’ 17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest? 18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of a book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness. 19 The humble also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the neediest among men shall exult in the Holy One of Israel. 20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner ceaseth, and all they that watch for iniquity are cut off; 21 That make a man an offender by words, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just with a thing of nought. {P}
22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob: Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale; 23 When he seeth his children, the work of My hands, in the midst of him, that they sanctify My name; yea, they shall sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall stand in awe of the God of Israel. 24 They also that err in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmur shall learn instruction. {S}

PORTION 26.iii “A Thanksgiving Offering”

LEVITICUS Chapter 7

11. And this is the law of the peace offering, which he shall bring to the Lord. יא. וְזֹאת תּוֹרַת זֶבַח הַשְּׁלָמִים אֲשֶׁר יַקְרִיב לַי־הֹוָ־ה:
12. If he is bringing it as a thanksgiving offering, he shall offer, along with the thanksgiving offering unleavened loaves mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and scalded flour mixed with oil. יב. אִם עַל תּוֹדָה יַקְרִיבֶנּוּ וְהִקְרִיב עַל זֶבַח הַתּוֹדָה חַלּוֹת מַצּוֹת בְּלוּלֹת בַּשֶּׁמֶן וּרְקִיקֵי מַצּוֹת מְשֻׁחִים בַּשָּׁמֶן וְסֹלֶת מֻרְבֶּכֶת חַלֹּת בְּלוּלֹת בַּשָּׁמֶן:
13. Along with loaves of leavened bread, he shall bring his offering along with his thanksgiving peace offering. יג. עַל חַלֹּת לֶחֶם חָמֵץ יַקְרִיב קָרְבָּנוֹ עַל זֶבַח תּוֹדַת שְׁלָמָיו:
14. And he shall bring from it one out of each offering, as a separation for the Lord; the kohen who dashes the blood of the peace offering it shall be his. יד. וְהִקְרִיב מִמֶּנּוּ אֶחָד מִכָּל קָרְבָּן תְּרוּמָה לַי־הֹוָ־ה לַכֹּהֵן הַזֹּרֵק אֶת דַּם הַשְּׁלָמִים לוֹ יִהְיֶה:
15. And the flesh of his thanksgiving peace offering shall be eaten on the day it is offered up; he shall not leave any of it over until morning. טו. וּבְשַׂר זֶבַח תּוֹדַת שְׁלָמָיו בְּיוֹם קָרְבָּנוֹ יֵאָכֵל לֹא יַנִּיחַ מִמֶּנּוּ עַד בֹּקֶר:
16. But if his sacrifice is a vow or a voluntary donation, on the day he offers up his sacrifice it may be eaten, and on the next day, whatever is left over from it, may be eaten. טז. וְאִם נֶדֶר אוֹ נְדָבָה זֶבַח קָרְבָּנוֹ בְּיוֹם הַקְרִיבוֹ אֶת זִבְחוֹ יֵאָכֵל וּמִמָּחֳרָת וְהַנּוֹתָר מִמֶּנּוּ יֵאָכֵל:
17. However, whatever is left over from the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day, shall be burnt in fire. יז. וְהַנּוֹתָר מִבְּשַׂר הַזָּבַח בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי בָּאֵשׁ יִשָּׂרֵף:
18. And if any of the flesh of his peace offering is to be eaten on the third day, it shall not be accepted; it shall not count for the one who offers it; [rather,] it shall be rejected, and the person who eats of it shall bear his sin. יח. וְאִם הֵאָכֹל יֵאָכֵל מִבְּשַׂר זֶבַח שְׁלָמָיו בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁלִישִׁי לֹא יֵרָצֶה הַמַּקְרִיב אֹתוֹ לֹא יֵחָשֵׁב לוֹ פִּגּוּל יִהְיֶה וְהַנֶּפֶשׁ הָאֹכֶלֶת מִמֶּנּוּ עֲוֹנָהּ תִּשָּׂא:
19. And the flesh that touches anything unclean shall not be eaten. It shall be burned in fire. But regarding the flesh, anyone who is clean may eat [the] flesh. יט. וְהַבָּשָׂר אֲשֶׁר יִגַּע בְּכָל טָמֵא לֹא יֵאָכֵל בָּאֵשׁ יִשָּׂרֵף וְהַבָּשָׂר כָּל טָהוֹר יֹאכַל בָּשָׂר:
20. A person who eats the flesh of a peace offering of the Lord, while his uncleanness is upon him, that soul shall be cut off from its people. כ. וְהַנֶּפֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר תֹּאכַל בָּשָׂר מִזֶּבַח הַשְּׁלָמִים אֲשֶׁר לַי־הֹוָ־ה וְטֻמְאָתוֹ עָלָיו וְנִכְרְתָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא מֵעַמֶּיהָ:
21. And a person who touches anything unclean, whether uncleanness from a human or an unclean animal [carcass] or any unclean [carcass of an] abominable creature, and then eats of the flesh of a peace offering to the Lord, that soul shall be cut off from its people. כא. וְנֶפֶשׁ כִּי תִגַּע בְּכָל טָמֵא בְּטֻמְאַת אָדָם אוֹ בִּבְהֵמָה טְמֵאָה אוֹ בְּכָל שֶׁקֶץ טָמֵא וְאָכַל מִבְּשַׂר זֶבַח הַשְּׁלָמִים אֲשֶׁר לַי־הֹוָ־ה וְנִכְרְתָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא מֵעַמֶּיהָ:
22. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: כב. וַיְדַבֵּר יְ־הֹוָ־ה אֶל מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר:
23. Speak to the Children of Israel, saying: You shall not eat any fat of an ox, sheep, or goat. כג. דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר כָּל חֵלֶב שׁוֹר וְכֶשֶׂב וָעֵז לֹא תֹאכֵלוּ:
24. The fat of carrion and the fat of an animal with a fatal disease or injury, may be used for any work, but you shall not eat it. כד. וְחֵלֶב נְבֵלָה וְחֵלֶב טְרֵפָה יֵעָשֶׂה לְכָל מְלָאכָה וְאָכֹל לֹא תֹאכְלֻהוּ:
25. For anyone who eats fat of animals from which sacrifices are brought as fire offerings to the Lord, the soul who eats [it] shall be cut off from its people. כה. כִּי כָּל אֹכֵל חֵלֶב מִן הַבְּהֵמָה אֲשֶׁר יַקְרִיב מִמֶּנָּה אִשֶּׁה לַי־הֹוָ־ה וְנִכְרְתָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הָאֹכֶלֶת מֵעַמֶּיהָ:
26. And you shall not eat any blood in any of your dwelling places, whether from birds or from animals. כו. וְכָל דָּם לֹא תֹאכְלוּ בְּכֹל מוֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם לָעוֹף וְלַבְּהֵמָה:
27. Any person who eats any blood, that soul shall be cut off from its people. כז. כָּל נֶפֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר תֹּאכַל כָּל דָּם וְנִכְרְתָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא מֵעַמֶּיהָ:
28. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: כח. וַיְדַבֵּר יְ־הֹוָ־ה אֶל מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר:
29. Speak to the Children of Israel, saying: Anyone who brings his peace offering to the Lord, shall bring his sacrifice to the Lord from his peace offering. כט. דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר הַמַּקְרִיב אֶת זֶבַח שְׁלָמָיו לַי־הֹוָ־ה יָבִיא אֶת קָרְבָּנוֹ לַי־הֹוָ־ה מִזֶּבַח שְׁלָמָיו:
30. His own hands shall bring the fire offerings of the Lord. The fat, on the breast, he shall bring it, the breast, to wave it as a waving before the Lord. ל. יָדָיו תְּבִיאֶינָה אֵת אִשֵּׁי יְ־הֹוָ־ה אֶת הַחֵלֶב עַל הֶחָזֶה יְבִיאֶנּוּ אֵת הֶחָזֶה לְהָנִיף אֹתוֹ תְּנוּפָה לִפְנֵי יְ־הֹוָ־ה:
31. And the kohen shall cause the fat to [go up in] smoke on the altar, and the breast shall belong to Aaron and his sons. לא. וְהִקְטִיר הַכֹּהֵן אֶת הַחֵלֶב הַמִּזְבֵּחָה וְהָיָה הֶחָזֶה לְאַהֲרֹן וּלְבָנָיו:
32. And you shall give the right thigh as an elevation offering to the kohen, from your peace offering. לב. וְאֵת שׁוֹק הַיָּמִין תִּתְּנוּ תְרוּמָה לַכֹּהֵן מִזִּבְחֵי שַׁלְמֵיכֶם:
33. [Anyone] of the sons of Aaron who offers up the blood of the peace offering and the fat he shall have the right thigh as a portion. לג. הַמַּקְרִיב אֶת דַּם הַשְּׁלָמִים וְאֶת הַחֵלֶב מִבְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן לוֹ תִהְיֶה שׁוֹק הַיָּמִין לְמָנָה:
34. For I have taken the breast of the waving and the thigh of the elevation from the children of Israel, from their peace offerings, and I have given them to Aaron the kohen and to his sons as an eternal statute, from the children of Israel. לד. כִּי אֶת חֲזֵה הַתְּנוּפָה וְאֵת שׁוֹק הַתְּרוּמָה לָקַחְתִּי מֵאֵת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל מִזִּבְחֵי שַׁלְמֵיהֶם וָאֶתֵּן אֹתָם לְאַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן וּלְבָנָיו לְחָק עוֹלָם מֵאֵת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל:
35. This is [the grant for] Aaron’s anointment and his sons’ anointment, from the fire offerings of the Lord, on the day that He brought them near, to be kohanim for the Lord. לה. זֹאת מִשְׁחַת אַהֲרֹן וּמִשְׁחַת בָּנָיו מֵאִשֵּׁי יְ־הֹוָ־ה בְּיוֹם הִקְרִיב אֹתָם לְכַהֵן לַי־הֹוָ־ה:
36. Which the Lord commanded to give them on the day that He anointed them, from the children of Israel. [This is] an eternal statute for their generations. לו. אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְ־הֹוָ־ה לָתֵת לָהֶם בְּיוֹם מָשְׁחוֹ אֹתָם מֵאֵת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל חֻקַּת עוֹלָם לְדֹרֹתָם:
37. This is the law for the burnt offering, for the meal offering, and for the sin offering, and for the guilt offering, and for the investitures, and for the peace offering, לז. זֹאת הַתּוֹרָה לָעֹלָה לַמִּנְחָה וְלַחַטָּאת וְלָאָשָׁם וְלַמִּלּוּאִים וּלְזֶבַח הַשְּׁלָמִים:
38. which the Lord commanded Moses on Mount Sinai, on the day He commanded the children of Israel to offer up their sacrifices to the Lord in the Sinai Desert. לח. אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְ־הֹוָ־ה אֶת מֹשֶׁה בְּהַר סִינָי בְּיוֹם צַוֹּתוֹ אֶת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לְהַקְרִיב אֶת קָרְבְּנֵיהֶם לַי־הֹוָ־ה בְּמִדְבַּר סִינָי:

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PORTION 25.ii “A law for all time”

LEVITICUS 612

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 13This is the offering that Aaron and his sons shall offer to
the LORD on the occasion of hisanointment: a tenth of an ephah of choice flour as a regular meal
offering, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening,

14shall be prepared with oil on a
griddle. You shall bring it well soaked, and offer it as a meal offering of baked slices, odor to the

LORD. 15And so shall the priest, anointed from among his sons to succeed him, prepare
it; it is the LORD’s—a law for all time—to be turned entirely into smoke. 16So, too, every meal
offering of a priest shall be a whole offering: it shall not be eaten.
17

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 18Speak to Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of
the sin offering: the sin offering shall be slaughtered before the LORD, at the spotc where the burnt
offering is slaughtered: it is most holy.

19The priest who offers it as a sin offering shall eat of it; it
shall be eaten in the sacred precinct, in the enclosure of the Tent of Meeting.

20Anything that
touches its flesh shall become holy; and if any of its blood is spattered upon a garment, you shall
wash the bespattered part in the sacred precinct.

21An earthen vessel in which it was boiled shall
be broken; if it was boiled in a copper vessel, [the vessel] shall be scoured and rinsed with water.
22

Only the males in the priestly line may eat of it: it is most holy. 23But no sin offering may be
eaten from which any blood is brought into the Tent of Meeting for expiation in the sanctuary;
any such shall be consumed in fire.
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1This is the ritual of the guilt offering: it is most holy. 2The guilt offering shall be slaughtered
at the spot where the burnt offering is slaughtered, and the blood shall be dashed on all sides of
the altar.

3All its fat shall be offered: the broad tail; the fat that covers the entrails; 4the two
kidneys and the fat that is on them at the loins; and the protuberance on the liver, which shall be
removed with the kidneys.

5The priest shall turn them into smoke on the altar as an offering by
fire to the LORD; it is a guilt offering. 6Only the males in the priestly line may eat of it; it shall be
eaten in the sacred precinct: it is most holy.
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The guilt offering is like the sin offering. The same rule applies to both: it shall belong to the
priest who makes expiation thereby.

8So, too, the priest who offers a man’s burnt offering shall
keep the skin of the burnt offering that he offered.

9Further, any meal offering that is baked in an
oven, and any that is prepared in a pan or on a griddle, shall belong to the priest who offers it.
10

But every other meal offering, with oil mixed in or dry, shall go to the sons of Aaron all alike.

Prophets/Isaiah 28 “Strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate”

Isaiah Chapter 28

1 Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley of them that are smitten down with wine! 2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, as a storm of hail, a tempest of destruction, as a storm of mighty waters overflowing, that casteth down to the earth with violence. 3 The crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim shall be trodden under foot; 4 And the fading flower of his glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be as the first-ripe fig before the summer, which when one looketh upon it, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up. {S}
5 In that day
shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of His people; 6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn back the battle at the gate. {S}
7 But these also reel through wine, and stagger through strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel through strong drink, they are confused because of wine, they stagger because of strong drink; they reel in vision, they totter in judgment. 8 For all tables are full of filthy vomit, and no place is clean. {P}
9 Whom shall one teach knowledge? And whom shall one make to understand the message? Them that are weaned from the milk, them that are drawn from the breasts? 10 For it is precept by precept, precept by precept, line by line, line by line; here a little, there a little. 11 For with stammering lips and with a strange tongue shall it be spoken to this people; 12 To whom it was said: ‘This is the rest, give ye rest to the weary; and this is the refreshing’; yet they would not hear. 13 And so the word of the LORD is unto them precept by precept, precept by precept, line by line, line by line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. {P}
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scoffers, the ballad-mongers of this people which is in Jerusalem: 15 Because ye have said: ‘We have made a covenant with death, and with the nether-world are we at agreement; when the scouring scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood have we hid ourselves’; {P}
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a costly corner-stone of sure foundation; he that believeth shall not make haste. 17 And I will make justice the line, and righteousness the plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place. {S}
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled and your agreement with the nether-world shall not stand; when the scouring scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it, 19 As often as it passeth through, it shall take you; for morning by morning shall it pass through, by day and by night; and it shall be sheer terror to understand the message. 20 For the bed is too short for a man to stretch himself; and the covering too narrow when he gathereth himself up. 21 For the LORD will rise up as in mount Perazim, He will be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon; that He may do His work, strange is His work, and bring to pass His act, strange is His act. 22 Now therefore be ye not scoffers, lest your bands be made strong; for an extermination wholly determined have I heard from the Lord, the GOD of hosts, upon the whole land. {P}
23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; attend, and hear my speech. 24 Is the plowman never done with plowing to sow, with the opening and harrowing of his ground? 25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the black cummin, and scatter the cummin, and put in the wheat in rows and the barley in the appointed place and the spelt in the border thereof? 26 For He doth instruct him aright; his God doth teach him. 27 For the black cummin is not threshed with a threshing-sledge, neither is a cart-wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the black cummin is beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod. 28 Is bread corn crushed? Nay, he will not ever be threshing it; and though the roller of his wagon and its sharp edges move noisily, he doth not crush it. 29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts: Wonderful is His counsel, and great His wisdom. {P}

Prophet/Isaiah 27 “A great horn shall be blown”

Isaiah Chapter 27

1 In that day
the LORD with His sore and great and strong sword will punish leviathan the slant serpent, and leviathan the tortuous serpent; and He will slay the dragon that is in the sea. {S}
2 In that day
sing ye of her: ‘A vineyard of foaming wine!’ 3 I the LORD do guard it, I water it every moment; lest Mine anger visit it, I guard it night and day. 4 Fury is not in Me; would that I were as the briers and thorns in flame! I would with one step burn it altogether. 5 Or else let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; yea, let him make peace with Me. 6 In days to come shall Jacob take root, Israel shall blossom and bud; and the face of the world shall be filled with fruitage. {P}
7 Hath He smitten him as He smote those that smote him? Or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that were slain by Him? 8 In full measure, when Thou sendest her away, Thou dost contend with her; He hath removed her with His rough blast in the day of the east wind. 9 Therefore by this shall the iniquity of Jacob be expiated, and this is all the fruit of taking away his sin: when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in pieces, so that the Asherim and the sun-images shall rise no more. 10 For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation abandoned and forsaken, like the wilderness; there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof. 11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off; the women shall come, and set them on fire; for it is a people of no understanding; therefore He that made them will not have compassion upon them, and He that formed them will not be gracious unto them. {P}
12 And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the LORD will beat off [His fruit] from the flood of the River unto the Brook of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel. {P}
13 And it shall come to pass in that day,
that a great horn shall be blown; and they shall come that were lost in the land of Assyria, and they that were dispersed in the land of Egypt; and they shall worship the LORD in the holy mountain at Jerusalem. {P}

PORTION 25.i “The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned”

TSAV
6 1The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2Command Aaron and his sons thus:
This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned
upon the altar all night until morning, while the fire on the altar is kept going on it. 3The priest
shall dress in linen raiment, with linen breeches next to his body; and he shall take up the ashes to
which the fire has reduced the burnt offering on the altar and place them beside the altar. 4He
shall then take off his vestments and put on other vestments, and carry the ashes outside the camp
to a clean place. 5The fire on the altar shall be kept burning, not to go out: every morning the
priest shall feed wood to it, lay out the burnt offering on it, and turn into smoke the fat parts of the
offerings of well-being. 6A perpetual fire shall be kept burning on the altar, not to go out.

7And this is the ritual of the meal offering: Aaron’s sons shall present it before the LORD, in
front of the altar. 8A handful of the choice flour and oil of the meal offering shall be taken from it,
with all the frankincense that is on the meal offering, and this token portion shall be turned into
smoke on the altar as a pleasing odor to the LORD. 9What is left of it shall be eaten by Aaron and
his sons; it shall be eaten as unleavened cakes, in the sacred precinct; they shall eat it in the
enclosure of the Tent of Meeting. 10It shall not be baked with leaven; I have given it as their
portion from My offerings by fire; it is most holy, like the sin offering and the guilt offering.
11Only the males among Aaron’s descendants may eat of it, as their due for all time throughout
the ages from the LORD’s offerings by fire. Anything that touches these shall become holy.

Isaiah 25,26 “Trust ye in the LORD for ever, for the LORD is GOD, an everlasting Rock”

ISAIAH
25,1 O LORD, Thou art my God, I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name, for Thou hast done wonderful things; even counsels of old, in faithfulness and truth. 25,2 For Thou hast made of a city a heap, of a fortified city a ruin; a castle of strangers to be no city, it shall never be built. 25,3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify Thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear Thee. 25,4 For Thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat; for the blast of the terrible ones was as a storm against the wall. 25,5 As the heat in a dry place, Thou didst subdue the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the terrible ones was brought low. {P}
25,6 And in this mountain will the LORD of hosts make unto all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 25,7 And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering that is cast over all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations. 25,8 He will swallow up death for ever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of His people will He take away from off all the earth; for the LORD hath spoken it. {P}
25,9 And it shall be said in that day: ‘Lo, this is our God, for whom we waited, that He might save us; this is the LORD, for whom we waited, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.’ 25,10 For in this mountain will the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down in his place, even as straw is trodden down in the dunghill. 25,11 And when he shall spread forth his hands in the midst thereof, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim, his pride shall be brought down together with the cunning of his hands. 25,12 And the high fortress of thy walls will He bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust. {S} 26,1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; walls and bulwarks doth He appoint for salvation. 26,2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation that keepeth faithfulness may enter in. 26,3 The mind stayed on Thee Thou keepest in perfect peace; because it trusteth in Thee. 26,4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever, for the LORD is GOD, an everlasting Rock. 26,5 For He hath brought down them that dwell on high, the lofty city, laying it low, laying it low even to the ground, bringing it even to the dust. 26,6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy. 26,7 The way of the just is straight; Thou, Most Upright, makest plain the path of the just. 26,8 Yea, in the way of Thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for Thee; to Thy name and to Thy memorial is the desire of our soul. 26,9 With my soul have I desired Thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me have I sought Thee earnestly; for when Thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. 26,10 Let favour be shown to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD. {P}
26,11 LORD, Thy hand was lifted up, yet they see not; they shall see with shame Thy zeal for the people; yea, fire shall devour Thine adversaries. {S} 26,12 LORD, Thou wilt establish peace for us; for Thou hast indeed wrought all our works for us. {S} 26,13 O LORD our God, other lords beside Thee have had dominion over us; but by Thee only do we make mention of Thy name. 26,14 The dead live not, the shades rise not; to that end hast Thou punished and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish. 26,15 Thou hast gotten Thee honour with the nations, O LORD, yea, exceeding great honour with the nations; Thou art honoured unto the farthest ends of the earth. {P}
26,16 LORD, in trouble have they sought Thee, silently they poured out a prayer when Thy chastening was upon them. 26,17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been at Thy presence, O LORD. 26,18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the land; neither are the inhabitants of the world come to life. 26,19 Thy dead shall live, my dead bodies shall arise–awake and sing, ye that dwell in the dust–for Thy dew is as the dew of light, and the earth shall bring to life the shades. {P}
26,20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee; hide thyself for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 26,21 For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of His place to visit upon the inhabitants of the earth their iniquity; the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. {P}

PORTIONS 24.vi,vii “He does not give information”

ch. 4,v.27
If any person from among the populacec unwittingly incurs guilt by doing any of the things
which by the L
ORD’s commandments ought not to be done, and he realizes his guilt—28or the sin
of which he is guilty is brought to his knowledge—he shall bring a female goat without blemish
as his offering for the sin of which he is guilty.
29He shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin
offering, and the sin offering shall be slaughtered at the place of the burnt offering.
30The priest
shall take with his finger some of its blood and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering;
and all the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar.
31He shall remove all its fat, just as the fat is removed from the sacrifice of well-being; and the priest shall turn it into smoke
on the altar, for a pleasing odor to the LORD. Thus the priest shall make expiation for him, and he
shall be forgiven.
32
If the offering he brings as a sin offering is a sheep, he shall bring a female without blemish.
33
He shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and it shall be slaughtered as a sin
offering at the spot where the burnt offering is slaughtered.
34The priest shall take with his finger
some of the blood of the sin offering and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and all
the rest of its blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar.
35And all its fat he shall remove just
as the fat of the sheep of the sacrifice of well-being is removed; and this the priest shall turn into
smoke on the altar, over the L
ORD’s offering by fire. Thus the priest shall make expiation on his
behalf for the sin of which he is guilty, and he shall be forgiven.
5
1If a person incurs guilt—
When he has heard a public imprecation
a and—although able to testify as one who has either
seen or learned of the matter—he does not give information, so that he is subject to punishment;
2
Or when a person touches any unclean thing—be it the carcass of an unclean beast or the
carcass of unclean cattle or the carcass of an unclean creeping thing—and the fact has escaped
him, and then, being unclean, he realizes his guilt;
3
Or when he touches human uncleanness—any such uncleanness whereby one becomes
unclean—and, though he has known it, the fact has escaped him, but later he realizes his guilt;
4
Or when a person uttersb an oath to bad or good purpose—whatever a man may utter in an
oath—and, though he has known it, the fact has escaped him, but later he realizes his guilt in any
of these matters—
5
when he realizes his guilt in any of these matters, he shall confess that wherein he has sinned.
6
And he shall bring as his penalty to the LORD, for the sin of which he is guilty, a female from the
flock, sheep or goat, as a sin offering; and the priest shall make expiation on his behalf for his sin.
7
But if his means do not suffice for a sheep, he shall bring to the LORD, as his penalty for that of
which he is guilty, two turtledoves or two pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt
offering.
8He shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer first the one for the sin offering,
pinching its head at the nape without severing it.
9He shall sprinkle some of the blood of the sin
offering on the side of the altar, and what remains of the blood shall be drained out at the base of
the altar; it is a sin offering.
10And the second he shall prepare as a burnt offering, according to
regulation. Thus the priest shall make expiation on his behalf for the sin of which he is guilty, and
he shall be forgiven.
11
And if his means do not suffice for two turtledoves or two pigeons, he shall bring as his
offering for that of which he is guilty a tenth of an ephah of choice flour for a sin offering; he
shall not add oil to it or lay frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.
12He shall bring it to the
priest, and the priest shall scoop out of it a handful as a token portion of it and turn it into smoke
on the altar, with the L
ORD’s offerings by fire; it is a sin offering. 13Thus the priest shall make
expiation on his behalf for whichever of these sins he is guilty, and he shall be forgiven. It shall
belong to the priest, like the meal offering.
14
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
15
When a person commits a trespass, being unwittingly remiss about any of the LORD’s sacred
things, he shall bring as his penalty to the L
ORD a ram without blemish from the flock, convertible
into payment in silver by the sanctuary weight, as a guilt offering.
16He shall make restitution for
that wherein he was remiss about the sacred things, and he shall add a fifth part to it and give it to
the priest. The priest shall make expiation on his behalf with the ram of the guilt offering, and he
shall be forgiven.
17
And when a person, without knowing it, sins in regard to any of the LORD’s commandments
about things not to be done, and then realizes his guilt, he shall be subject to punishment.
18He
shall bring to the priest a ram without blemish from the flock, or the equivalent,
c as a guilt
offering. The priest shall make expiation on his behalf for the error that he committed
unwittingly, and he shall be forgiven.
19It is a guilt offering; he has incurred guilt before the
L
ORD.
20
The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 21When a person sins and commits a trespass against the
L
ORD by dealing deceitfully with his fellow in the matter of a deposit or a pledge,d or through
robbery, or by defrauding his fellow,
22or by finding something lost and lying about it; if he
swears falsely regarding any one of the various things that one may do and sin thereby—
23when
one has thus sinned and, realizing his guilt, would restore that which he got through robbery or
fraud, or the deposit that was entrusted to him, or the lost thing that he found,
24or anything else
about which he swore falsely, he shall repay the principal amount and add a fifth part to it. He
shall pay it to its owner when he realizes his guilt.
25Then he shall bring to the priest, as his
penalty to the LORD, a ram without blemish from the flock, or the equivalent,e as a guilt offering.
26
The priest shall make expiation on his behalf before the LORD, and he shall be forgiven for
whatever he may have done to draw blame thereby.

Prophets/Isaiah 24 “Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years”

Isaiah Chapter 23

1 The burden of Tyre.
Howl, ye ships of Tarshish, for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in; from the land of Kittim it is revealed to them. 2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the coast-land; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished. 3 And on great waters the seed of Shihor, the harvest of the Nile, was her revenue; and she was the mart of nations. 4 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon; for the sea hath spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying: ‘I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I reared young men, nor brought up virgins.’ 5 When the report cometh to Egypt, they shall be sorely pained at the report of Tyre. 6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the coast-land. 7 Is this your joyous city, whose feet in antiquity, in ancient days, carried her afar off to sojourn? 8 Who hath devised this against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth? 9 The LORD of hosts hath devised it, to pollute the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth. 10 Overflow thy land as the Nile, O daughter of Tarshish! there is no girdle any more. 11 He hath stretched out His hand over the sea, He hath shaken the kingdoms; the LORD hath given commandment concerning Canaan, to destroy the strongholds thereof; 12 And He said: ‘Thou shalt no more rejoice.’ O thou oppressed virgin daughter of Zidon, arise, pass over to Kittim; even there shalt thou have no rest. 13 Behold, the land of the Chaldeans–this is the people that was not, when Asshur founded it for shipmen–they set up their towers, they overthrew the palaces thereof; it is made a ruin. 14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste. {S}
15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king; after the end of seventy years it shall fare with Tyre as in the song of the harlot: 16 Take a harp, go about the city, thou harlot long forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered. 17 And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will remember Tyre, and she shall return to her hire, and shall have commerce with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth. 18 And her gain and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD; it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her gain shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat their fill, and for stately clothing. {P}
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N.B. Being forgotten for a specific time period indicates that it will be remembered again. This is prophetic.