Part 51,52.VI,VII “Behold, thy days approach”

Deuteronomy 31
51,52.vi.
14 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Behold, thy days approach that thou
must die; call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may
give him a charge.’

And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the
tent of meeting. 15 And the LORD appeared in the Tent in a
pillar of cloud; and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent. 16 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Behold, thou art about to
sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go astray after the
foreign gods of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake Me,
and break My covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then
My anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and
I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and
troubles shall come upon them; so that they will say in that day:
Are not these
evils come upon us because our God is not among us? 18 And
I will surely hide My face in that day for all the evil which they shall have
wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods. 19 Now
therefore write ye this song for you, and teach thou it the children of Israel;
put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the
children of Israel. VII20 For when I shall have brought them
into the land which I swore unto their fathers, flowing with milk and honey; and
they shall have eaten their fill, and waxen fat; and turned unto other gods, and
served them, and despised Me, and broken My covenant; 21
then it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are come upon them,
that this song shall testify before them as a witness; for it shall not be
forgotten out of the mouths of their seed; for I know their imagination how they
do even now, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.’ 22 So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it the
children of Israel. 23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a
charge, and said:

‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt bring the
children of Israel into the land which I swore unto them; and I will be with
thee.’

24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end
of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, 25 that Moses commanded the Levites, that bore the ark of the
covenant of the LORD, saying:

26 ‘Take this book of the
law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God,
that it may be there for a witness against thee. 27 For I
know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck; behold, while I am yet alive with you
this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my
death? 28 Assemble unto me all the elders of your tribes,
and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven
and earth to witness against them. 29 For I know that
after my death ye will in any wise deal corruptly, and turn aside from the way
which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the end of days; because
ye will do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him through
the work of your hands.’

30 And Moses spoke in the ears of
all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, until they were finished:
{P}

writings:1 Chronicles 11/12 “all Israel gathered themselves to David”

[ I hope you had a wonderful week and enjoy a restful weekend. Shabbat Shalom, Danny]

n. David inherited a divided nation…

1 Chronicles Chapter 11

1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying:

‘Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. 2 In times past, even when Saul was king, it was thou that didst lead out and bring in Israel; and the LORD thy God said unto thee:
Thou shalt feed My people Israel, and thou shalt be prince over My people Israel.’

3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Samuel. {S}
4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem–

the same is Jebus–

and the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, were there. 5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David:

‘Thou shalt not come in hither.’

Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion; the same is the city of David. 6 And David said:

‘Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain.’

And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and was made chief. 7 And David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it the city of David. 8 And he built the city round about, from Millo even round about; and Joab repaired the rest of the city. 9 And David waxed greater and greater; for the LORD of hosts was with him. {P}

10 Now these are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who held strongly with him in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel. {S}
11 And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had:
Jashobeam, the son of a Hachmonite, the chief of the captains; he lifted up his spear against three hundred and slew them at one time. 12 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighty men. 13 He was with David at Pas-dammim, and there the Philistines were gathered together to battle, where was a plot of ground full of barley; and the people fled from before the Philistines. 14 But they stood in the midst of the plot, and defended it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a great victory. 15 And three of the thirty chiefs went down to the rock to David, unto the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines were encamped in the valley of Rephaim. 16 And David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem. 17 And David longed, and said:

‘Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!’

18 And the three broke through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Beth-lehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David; but David would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD, 19 and said:

‘My God forbid it me, that I should do this; shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of their lives they brought it.’

Therefore he would not drink it. These things did the three mighty men. 20 And Abishai, the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three; for he lifted up his spear against three hundred and slew them, and had a name among the three. 21 Of the three in the second rank he was the most honourable, and was made their captain; howbeit he attained not to the first three. {S}
22 Beniah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, he smote the two altar-hearths of Moab; he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow. 23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits high; and in the Egyptian’s hand was a spear like a weaver’s beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand, and slew him with his own spear. 24 These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had a name among the three mighty men. 25 Behold, he was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three; and David set him over his guard. {S}
26 Also the mighty men of valour:
Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem; 27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite; 28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Anathothite; 29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite; 30 Mahrai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite; 31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite; 32 Hurai of Nahale-gaash, Abiel the Arbathite; 33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite; 34 the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shageh the Hararite; 35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur; 36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite; 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai; 38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Hagri; 39 Zelek the Ammonite, Nahrai the Berothite, the armour-bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah; 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite; 41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai; 42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a chief of the Reubenites, and thirty with him; 43 Hanan the son of Maacah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite; 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jeiel the sons of Hotham the Aroerite; 45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite; 46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite; 47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jaasiel the Mezobaite. {P}

1 Chronicles Chapter 12

1 Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he was yet shut up because of Saul the son of Kish; and they were among the mighty men, his helpers in war. 2 They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in slinging stones and in shooting arrows from the bow; they were of Saul’s brethren of Benjamin. 3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Beracah, and Jehu the Anathothite; 4 and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty; 5 and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Jozabad the Gederathite; {S}
6 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Hariphite; 7 Elkanah, and Isshiah, and Azarel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korahites; 8 and Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of the troop. 9 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valour, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes upon the mountains; 10 Ezer the chief, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third; 11 Mashmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth; 12 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh; 13 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth; 14 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbannai the eleventh. {S} 15 These of the sons of Gad were captains of the host; he that was least was equal to a hundred, and the greatest to a thousand. 16 These are they that went over the Jordan in the first month, when it had overflown all its banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west. {P}

17 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the stronghold unto David. 18 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them:

‘If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, my heart shall be knit unto you; but if ye be come to betray me to mine adversaries, seeing there is no wrong in my hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and give judgment.’ {S}

19 Then the spirit clothed Amasai, who was chief of the captains:
Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse; peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thy helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band. {P}

20 Of Manasseh also there fell away some to David, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to battle, but they helped them not; for the lords of the Philistines upon advisement sent him away, saying:

‘He will fall away to his master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads.’

21 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zillethai, captains of thousands that were of Manasseh. 22 And they helped David against the troop, for they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host. 23 For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great host, like the host of God. {P}

24 And these are the numbers of the heads of them that were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD. {S}
25 The children of Judah that bore shield and spear were six thousand and eight hundred, armed for war. {S}
26 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand and one hundred. {S}
27 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred. {S}
28 And Jehoiada was the leader of the house of Aaron, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred; {S}
29 and Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father’s house twenty and two captains. {S}
30 And of the children of Benjamin, the brethren of Saul, three thousand; for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept their allegiance to the house of Saul. {S}
31 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hundred, mighty men of valour, famous men in their fathers’ houses. {S}
32 And of the half-tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, who were mentioned by name, to come and make David king. {S}
33 And of the children of Issachar, men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. {S}
34 Of Zebulun, such as were able to go out in the host, that could set the battle in array, with all manner of instruments of war, fifty thousand; and that could order the battle array, and were not of double heart. {S}
35 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand. {S}
36 And of the Danites that could set the battle in array, twenty and eight thousand and six hundred. {S}
37 And of Asher, such as were able to go out in the host, that could set the battle in array, forty thousand. {S}
38 And on the other side of the Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, a hundred and twenty thousand. {S}
39 All these, being men of war, that could order the battle array, came with a whole heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king. 40 And they were there with David three days, eating and drinking; for their brethren had made preparation for them. 41 Moreover they that were nigh unto them, even as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, victual of meal, cakes of figs, and clusters of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep in abundance; for there was joy in Israel. {P}

Part 51,52.v “hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God”

Part 51,52.v Deuteronomy 31,7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel:

‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt go with this people into the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. 8 And the LORD, He
it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee; fear not, neither be dismayed.’

9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, that bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel. 10 And Moses commanded them, saying:

‘At the end of every seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, 11 when all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which He shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. 12 Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little ones, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law; 13 and that their children, who have not known, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over the Jordan to possess it.’ {P}

writings:1 Chronicles 10 “he asked counsel of a ghost”

1 Chronicles Chapter 10

1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa. 2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. 3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was in anguish by reason of the archers. 4 Then said Saul unto his armour-bearer:

‘Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and make a mock of me.’

But his armour-bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. {S}
Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell upon it. 5 And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell upon his sword, and died. {S}
6 So Saul died, and his three sons; and all his house died together. 7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that [Israel] fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them. {S} 8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa. 9 And they stripped him, and took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry the tidings unto their idols, and to the people. 10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the house of Dagon. {S}
11 And when all Jabesh-gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 all the valiant men arose, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the terebinth in Jabesh, and fasted seven days. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, because of the word of the LORD, which he kept not; and also for that he asked counsel of a ghost, to inquire thereby, 14 and inquired not of the LORD; therefore He slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse. {P}

Parsha 51,52.iv

[parsha 51,52.iv]

טו רְאֵה נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ הַיּוֹם, אֶת-הַחַיִּים וְאֶת-הַטּוֹב, וְאֶת-הַמָּוֶת, וְאֶת-הָרָע. 15
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil,
טז אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ, הַיּוֹם, לְאַהֲבָה אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לָלֶכֶת בִּדְרָכָיו, וְלִשְׁמֹר מִצְו‍ֹתָיו וְחֻקֹּתָיו וּמִשְׁפָּטָיו; וְחָיִיתָ וְרָבִיתָ–וּבֵרַכְךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר-אַתָּה בָא-שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ. 16
in that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances; then thou shalt live and multiply, and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest in to possess it.
יז וְאִם-יִפְנֶה לְבָבְךָ, וְלֹא תִשְׁמָע; וְנִדַּחְתָּ, וְהִשְׁתַּחֲוִיתָ לֵאלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים–וַעֲבַדְתָּם. 17
But if thy heart turn away, and thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
יח הִגַּדְתִּי לָכֶם הַיּוֹם, כִּי אָבֹד תֹּאבֵדוּן: לֹא-תַאֲרִיכֻן יָמִים, עַל-הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה עֹבֵר אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן, לָבוֹא שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ. 18
I declare unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish; ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over the Jordan to go in to possess it.
יט הַעִדֹתִי בָכֶם הַיּוֹם, אֶת-הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת-הָאָרֶץ–הַחַיִּים וְהַמָּוֶת נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ, הַבְּרָכָה וְהַקְּלָלָה; וּבָחַרְתָּ, בַּחַיִּים–לְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה, אַתָּה וְזַרְעֶךָ. 19
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;
כ לְאַהֲבָה אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לִשְׁמֹעַ בְּקֹלוֹ וּלְדָבְקָה-בוֹ: כִּי הוּא חַיֶּיךָ, וְאֹרֶךְ יָמֶיךָ–לָשֶׁבֶת עַל-הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיַעֲקֹב, לָתֵת לָהֶם. {פ} 20
to love the LORD thy God, to hearken to His voice, and to cleave unto Him; for that is thy life, and the length of thy days; that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. {P}
Chapter 31
א וַיֵּלֶךְ, מֹשֶׁה; וַיְדַבֵּר אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, אֶל-כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל. 1
And Moses went and spoke these words unto all Israel.
ב וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם, בֶּן-מֵאָה וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה אָנֹכִי הַיּוֹם–לֹא-אוּכַל עוֹד, לָצֵאת וְלָבוֹא; וַיהוָה אָמַר אֵלַי, לֹא תַעֲבֹר אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה. 2
And he said unto them:
‘I am a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in; and the LORD hath said unto me: Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
ג יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ הוּא עֹבֵר לְפָנֶיךָ, הוּא-יַשְׁמִיד אֶת-הַגּוֹיִם הָאֵלֶּה מִלְּפָנֶיךָ–וִירִשְׁתָּם; יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, הוּא עֹבֵר לְפָנֶיךָ, כַּאֲשֶׁר, דִּבֶּר יְהוָה. 3
The LORD thy God, He will go over before thee; He will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt dispossess them; and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath spoken.
ד וְעָשָׂה יְהוָה, לָהֶם, כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה לְסִיחוֹן וּלְעוֹג מַלְכֵי הָאֱמֹרִי, וּלְאַרְצָם–אֲשֶׁר הִשְׁמִיד, אֹתָם. 4
And the LORD will do unto them as He did to Sihon and to Og, the kings of the Amorites, and unto their land; whom He destroyed.
ה וּנְתָנָם יְהוָה, לִפְנֵיכֶם; וַעֲשִׂיתֶם לָהֶם–כְּכָל-הַמִּצְוָה, אֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתִי אֶתְכֶם. 5
And the LORD will deliver them up before you, and ye shall do unto them according unto all the commandment which I have commanded you.
ו חִזְקוּ וְאִמְצוּ, אַל-תִּירְאוּ וְאַל-תַּעַרְצוּ מִפְּנֵיהֶם: כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, הוּא הַהֹלֵךְ עִמָּךְ–לֹא יַרְפְּךָ, וְלֹא יַעַזְבֶךָּ. {ס} 6
Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them; for the LORD thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.’ {S}
Rav Daniel Saenz-Gonzalez
Chaplain, The Church of Pasadena
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Part 51,52.iv “He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee”

Deuteronomy Part 51,52.iv.
30,15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil, 16 in that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God,
to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His
ordinances; then thou shalt live and multiply, and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest in to possess it. 17
But if thy heart turn away, and thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 18 I declare unto you
this day, that ye shall surely perish; ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over the Jordan to go in to possess it. 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse;
therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed; 20 to love the LORD thy God, to hearken to His voice, and to cleave unto Him; for that is thy life, and the length of thy days; that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. {P}Deuteronomy Chapter 31 1 And Moses went and spoke these words unto all Israel. 2 And he said unto them:

‘I am a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in; and the LORD hath said unto me:
Thou shalt not go over this Jordan. 3 The LORD thy God, He will
go over before thee; He will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt dispossess them; and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath spoken. 4 And the LORD will do unto them as He did to
Sihon and to Og, the kings of the Amorites, and unto their land; whom He
destroyed. 5 And the LORD will deliver them up before you, and ye shall do unto them according unto all the commandment which I have commanded you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them; for the LORD thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.’ {S}

writings:1 Chronicles 9 “behold, they are written in the book”

1 Chronicles Chapter 9

1 So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel; and Judah was carried away captive to Babylon because of their transgression. {S}
2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, Israelites, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim. 3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh:
4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Perez the son of Judah. {S}
5 And of the Shilonites:
Asaiah the first-born and his sons. 6 And of the sons of Zerah:
Jeuel, and their brethren, six hundred and ninety. 7 And of the sons of Benjamin:
Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah, 8 and Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibneiah; 9 and their brethren, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty and six. All these men were heads of fathers’ houses by their fathers’ houses. {S}
10 And of the priests:
Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin; 11 and Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God; {S}
12 and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer; 13 and their brethren, heads of their fathers’ houses, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God. 14 And of the Levites:
Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; 15 and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph; 16 and Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites. 17 And the porters:
Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brother Shallum the chief; 18 who hitherto waited in the king’s gate eastward; they were the porters for the camp of the children of Levi. 19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of his father’s house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the Tent; and their fathers had been over the camp of the LORD, keepers of the entry; 20 and Phinehas the son of Eleazar was ruler over them in time past, the LORD being with him. 21 Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tent of meeting. 22 All these that were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office. 23 So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the Tent, by wards. 24 On the four sides were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south. 25 And their brethren, in their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them; 26 for the four chief porters were in a set office. These were the Levites. They were also over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God. 27 And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge thereof was upon them, and to them pertained the opening thereof morning by morning. 28 And certain of them had charge of the vessels of service; for by tale were they brought in and by tale were they taken out. 29 Some of them also were appointed over the furniture, and over all the holy vessels, and over the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices. 30 And some of the sons of the priests prepared the confection of the spices. 31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the things that were baked on griddles. 32 And some of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the showbread, to prepare it every sabbath. 33 And these are the singers, heads of fathers’ houses of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers and were free from other service; for they were employed in their work day and night. 34 These were heads of fathers’ houses of the Levites, by their generations, chief men; these dwelt at Jerusalem. {S}
35 And in Gibeon there dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife’s name was Maacah; 36 and his first-born son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab; 37 and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38 And Mikloth begot Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against their brethren. {S}
39 And Ner begot Kish; and Kish begot Saul; and Saul begot Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal. 40 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begot Micah. 41 And the sons of Micah: Pithon, and Melech, and Taharea [and Ahaz]. 42 And Ahaz begot Jarah; and Jarah begot Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza. 43 And Moza begot Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these:
Azrikam, Bocru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan; these were the sons of Azel. {P}

Part 51,52.iii “in thy heart, that thou mayest do it”

Deuteronomy 30,7 And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, that
persecuted thee. 8 And thou shalt return and hearken to the voice of the LORD, and do all His commandments which I command thee this day. 9 And the LORD thy God will make thee over-abundant in all the work of thy hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good; for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as He rejoiced over thy fathers; 10 if thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law; if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. {S}
11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not too hard for thee, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say:

‘Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, and make us to hear it, that we may do it?’

13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say:

‘Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, and make us to hear it, that we may do it?’

14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. {S}

writings:1 Chronicles 8 “mighty men of valour”

[n. concerning the Tribe of Benjamin: almost became extinct in the first civil war; they fought against the other 11 tribes over a concubine.]

1 Chronicles Chapter 8

1 And Benjamin begot Bela his first-born, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third; 2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. 3 And Bela had sons, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud; 4 and Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah; 5 and Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram. 6 And these are the sons of Ehud–

these are the heads of fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Geba, and they were carried captive to Manahath; 7 and Naaman, and Ahijah, and Gera, were they that carried them captive–

and he begot Uzza, and Ahihud. 8 And Shaharaim begot children in the field of Moab, after he had sent them away, to wit, Hushim and Baara his wives; 9 he begot of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcam; 10 and Jeuz, and Sachiah, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers’ houses. 11 and of Hushim he begot Abitub, and Elpaal. 12 And the sons of Elpaal: Eber, and Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof; 13 and Beriah, and Shema, who
were heads of fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who put to flight the inhabitants of Gath. 14 And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth; 15 and Zebadiah, and Arad, and Eder; 16 and Michael, and Ishpah, and Joha, were the sons of Beriah. 17 And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hizki, and Heber; 18 and Ishmerai, and Izliah, and Jobab, were the sons of Elpaal. 19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi; 20 and Elienai, and Zillethai, and Eliel; 21 and Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, were the sons of Shimei. 22 And Ishpan, and Ebed, and Eliel; 23 and Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan; 24 and Hananiah, and Elam, and Anthothiah; 25 and Iphdeiah, and Penuel, were the sons of Shashak. 26 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah; 27 and Jaareshiah, and Elijah, and Zichri, were the sons of Jeroham. 28 These were heads of fathers’ houses throughout their generations, chief men; these dwelt in Jerusalem. 29 And in Gibeon there dwelt the father of Gibeon,
[Jeiel,] whose wife’s name was Maacah; 30 and his first-born son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab; 31 and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zecher. 32 And Mikloth begot Shimeah. And they also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against their brethren. {S}
33 And Ner begot Kish; and Kish begot Saul; and Saul begot Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal. 34 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begot Micah. 35 And the sons of Micah; Pithon, and Melech, and Taarea, and Ahaz. 36 And Ahaz begot Jehoaddah; and Jehoaddah begot Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza; 37 and Moza begot Binea; Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 38 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these: Azrikam, Bocru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. 39 And the sons of Eshek his brother: Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40 And
the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers; and had many sons, and sons’ sons, a hundred and fifty. All these were of the sons of Benjamin. {P}

Part 51,52.ii “and thou shalt bethink thyself among all the nations”

Deuteronomy Chapter 30
ii.1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee,
and thou shalt bethink thyself among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, 2 and shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and hearken to His
voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul; 3 that then the LORD
thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the peoples, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. 4 If any of thine that are dispersed be in the
uttermost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will He fetch thee. 5 And the LORD thy God will
bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it;
and He will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. 6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the
heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Writings:1 Chronicles 7 “mighty men of valour, reckoned in all by genealogy”

1 Chronicles Chapter 7
>
> 1 And of the sons of Issachar:
> Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four. {S}
> 2 And the sons of Tola:
> Uzzi and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Ibsam, and
> Shemuel, heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of
> valour according to their generations, even of Tola; their > number in the days of David was two and twenty thousand and > six hundred. {S}
> 3 And the sons of Uzzi:
> Izrahiah; and the sons of Izrahiah: Michael, and Obadiah,
> and Joel, Isshiah, five; all of them chief men. 4 And with > them, by their generations, after their fathers’ houses,
> were bands of the host for war, six and thirty thousand; for > they had many wives and sons. 5 And their brethren among
> all the families of Issachar, mighty men of valour, reckoned > in all by genealogy, were fourscore and seven thousand.
> {S}
>
> 6 [The sons of] Benjamin:
> Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three. 7 And the sons of
> Bela: Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri,
> five; heads of fathers’ houses, mighty men of valour; and
> they were reckoned by genealogy twenty and two thousand and > thirty and four. 8 And the sons of Becher: Zemirah, and
> Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jeremoth,
> and Abijah, and Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these were the
> sons of Becher. 9 And they were reckoned by genealogy,
> after their generations, heads of their fathers’ houses,
> mighty men of valour, twenty thousand and two hundred. 10 > And the sons of Jediael:
> Bilhan; and the sons of Bilhan:
> Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan,
> and Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11 All these were sons of
> Jediael, even heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of > valour, seventeen thousand and two hundred, that were able > to go forth in the host for war. 12 Shuppim also, and
> Huppim, the sons of Ir, Hushim, the son of another. 13 The > sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, > the sons of Bilhah. {P}
>
> 14 The sons of Manasseh:
> Asriel, whom his wife bore–
>
> his concubine the Aramitess bore Machir the father of
> Gilead; 15 and Machir took a wife of Huppim and Shuppim,
> whose sister’s name was Maacah–
>
> and the name of the second was Zelophehad; and Zelophehad
> had daughters. 16 And Maacah the wife of Machir bore a
> son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his
> brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rekem. 17 > And the sons of Ulam:
> Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, the > son of Manasseh. 18 And his sister Hammolecheth bore
> Ish-hod, and Abiezer, and Mahlah. 19 And the sons of
> Shemida were Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam. {P} >
> 20 And the sons of Ephraim:
> Shuthelah–
>
> and Bered was his son, and Tahath his son, and Eleadah his > son, and Tahath his son, 21 and Zabad his son, and
> Shuthelah his son–
>
> and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in > the land slew, because they came down to take away their
> cattle. 22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and > his brethren came to comfort him. 23 And he went in to his > wife, and she conceived, and bore a son, and he called his > name Beriah, because it went evil with his house. 24 And
> his daughter was Sheerah, who built Beth-horon the nether
> and the upper, and Uzzen-sheerah. 25 And Rephah was his
> son, and Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son; 26 > Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son; 27 Nun
> his son, Joshua his son. 28 And their possessions and
> habitations were Beth-el and the towns thereof, and eastward > Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem > also and the towns thereof, unto Aiah and the towns
> thereof; 29 and by the borders of the children of
> Manasseh, Beth-shean and the towns thereof, Taanach and the > towns thereof, Megiddo and the
> towns
> thereof, Dor and the towns thereof. In these dwelt the
> children of Joseph the son of Israel. {P}
>
> 30 The sons of Asher:
> Imnah, and Ishvah, and Ishvi, and Beriah, and Serah their
> sister. 31 And the sons of Beriah:
> Heber, and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith. 32
> And Heber begot Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua
> their sister. 33 And the sons of Japhlet: Pasach, and
> Bimhal, and Asvath. These are the children of Japhlet. 34 > And the sons of Shemer: Ahi, and Rohgah, and Hubbah, and
> Aram. 35 And the sons of Helem his brother: Zophah, and
> Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal. 36 The sons of Zophah:
> Suah, and Harnepher, and Shaul, and Beri, and Imrah; 37
> Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilsha, and Ithran, and
> Beera. 38 And the sons of Jether: Jephunneh, and Pispa,
> and Ara. 39 And the sons of Ulla:
> Arah, and Hanniel, and Rizia. 40 All these were the
> children of Asher, heads of the fathers’ houses, choice and > mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number > of them reckoned by genealogy for service in war was twenty > and six thousand men. {S}

Part 51/52.i “that we may do all the words of this law”

Deuteronomy Chapter 29

i.
9 Ye are standing this day all of you before the LORD your God:
your heads, your tribes, your elders, and your officers, even all the men of Israel, 10 your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in the midst of thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water; 11 that thou shouldest enter into the covenant of the LORD thy God–

and into His oath–

which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day; 12 that He may establish thee this day unto Himself for a people, and that He may be unto thee a God, as He spoke unto thee, and as He swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 13 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath; 14 but with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day–

15 for ye know how we dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the midst of the nations through which ye passed; 16 and ye have seen their detestable things, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were with them–

17 lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go to serve the gods of those nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood; 18 and it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying:

‘I shall have peace, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart–

that the watered be swept away with the dry’;

19 the LORD will not be willing to pardon him, but then the anger of the LORD and His jealousy shall be kindled against that man, and all the curse that is written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven; 20 and the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that is written in this book of the law. 21 And the generation to come, your children that shall rise up after you, and the foreigner that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses wherewith the LORD hath made it sick; 22 and that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and a burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath; 23 even all the nations shall say ‘Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?’

24 then men shall say:

‘Because they forsook the covenant of the LORD, the God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them forth out of the land of Egypt; 25 and went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods that they knew not, and that He had not allotted unto them; 26 therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curse that is written in this book; 27 and the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day’.–

28 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God; but the things that are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. {S}

Writings:1 Chronicles 6 “The sons of Levi”

1 Chronicles Chapter 6

1 The sons of Levi:
Gershom, Kohath and Merari. 2 And these are the names of the sons of Gershom:
Libni, and Shimei. 3 And the sons of Kohath were Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. {S}
4 The sons of Merari:
Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers’ houses. 5 Of Gershom:
Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son; 6 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son. 7 The sons of Kohath:
Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son; 8 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son; 9 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 10 And the sons of Elkanah:
Amasai, and Ahimoth. 11 As for Elkanah:
the sons of Elkanah:
Zophai his son, and Nahath his son; 12 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son. 13 And the sons of Samuel:
the first-born Vashni; then Abiah. {S}
14 The sons of Merari: Mahli; Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son; 15 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son. {P}

16 And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest. 17 And they ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem; and they took their station at their service according to their order. 18 And these are they that took their station, and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites:
Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel; 19 the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah; 20 the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai; 21 the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah; 22 the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah; 23 the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel. {S}
24 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand; even Asaph the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea; 25 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah; 26 the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah; 27 the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei; 28 the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi. {S}
29 And on the left hand their brethren the sons of Merari:
Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch; 30 the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah; 31 the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer; 32 the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi. {S}
33 And their brethren the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God. 34 But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of burnt-offering, and upon the altar of incense, for all the work of the most holy place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded. {P}

35 And these are the sons of Aaron:
Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son; 36 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son; 37 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son; 38 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son. {S}
39 Now these are their dwelling-places according to their encampments in their borders:
to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, for theirs was the [first] lot, 40 to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah, and the open land round about it; 41 but the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh. {S}
42 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the city of refuge, Hebron; Libnah also with the open land about it, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa with the open land about it; 43 and Hilen with the open land about it, Debir with the open land about it; 44 and Ashan with the open land about it, and Beth-shemesh with the open land about it; {S}
45 and out of the tribe of Benjamin: Geba with the open land about it, and Alemeth with the open land about it, and Anathoth with the open land about it. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities. {S}
46 And unto the rest of the sons of Kohath were given by lot, out of the family of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities. {P}

47 And to the sons of Gershom, according to their families, out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. {S}
48 Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. {S}
49 So the children of Israel gave to the Levites the cities with the open land about them. 50 And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities which are mentioned by name. {S}
51 And some of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their borders out of the tribe of Ephraim. 52 And they gave unto them the city of refuge, Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim with the open land about it; Gezer also with the open land about it; 53 and Jokmeam with the open land about it, and Bethhoron with the open land about it; 54 and Aijalon with the open land about it, and Gath-rimmon with the open land about it; 55 and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh:
Aner with the open land about it, and Bileam with the open land about it, for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath. {P}

56 Unto the sons of Gershom were given, out of the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with the open land about it, and Ashtaroth with the open land about it; 57 and out of the tribe of Issachar:
Kedesh with the open land about it, Dobrath with the open land about it; 58 and Ramoth with the open land about it, and Anem with the open land about it; {S}
59 and out of the trib e of Asher:
Mashal with the open land about it, and Abdon with the open land about it; 60 and Hukok with the open land about it; and Rehob with the open land about it; {S}
61 and out of the tribe of Naphtali:
Kedesh in Galilee with the open land about it, and Hammon with the open land about it, and Kiriathaim with the open land about it. {S}
62 Unto the rest [of the Levites], the sons of Merari, were given, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmono with the open land about it, Tabor with the open land about it; 63 and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, were given them, out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with the open land about it, and Jahaz with the open land about it, 64 and Kedemoth with the open land about it, and Mephaath with the open land about it; 65 and out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with the open land about it, and Mahanaim with the open land about it, 66 and Heshbon with the open land about it, and Jazer with the open land about it. {S}

Part 50.vi,vii “The LORD will cause thine enemies that rise up against thee “

Deuteronomy 50.vi
28,7 The LORD will cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thee; they shall come out against thee one way, and shall flee before thee seven ways. 28,8 The LORD will command the blessing with thee in thy barns, and in all that thou puttest thy hand unto; and He will bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 28,9 The LORD will establish thee for a holy people unto Himself, as He hath sworn unto thee; if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in His ways. 28,10 And all the peoples of the earth shall see that the name of the LORD is called upon thee; and they shall be afraid of thee. 28,11 And the LORD will make thee over-abundant for good, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers to give thee. 28,12 The LORD will open unto thee His good treasure the heaven to give the rain of thy land in its season, and to bless all the work of thy hand; and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow. 28,13 And the LORD will make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if thou shalt hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them; 28,14 and shalt not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. {P}

28,15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee. 28,16
Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and
cursed shalt thou be in the field. 28,17
Cursed shall be thy basket and thy kneading-trough. 28,18
Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the young of thy flock. 28,19
Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and
cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. 28,20 The LORD will send upon thee cursing, discomfiture, and rebuke, in all that thou puttest thy hand unto to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the evil of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken Me. 28,21 The LORD will make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until He have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest in to possess it. 28,22 The LORD will smite thee with consumption, and with fever, and with inflammation, and with fiery heat, and with drought, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. 28,23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron. 28,24 The LORD will make the rain of thy land powder and dust; from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. 28,25 The LORD will cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies; thou shalt go out one way against them, and shalt flee seven ways before them; and thou shalt be a horror unto all the kingdoms of the earth. 28,26 And thy carcasses shall be food unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and there shall be none to frighten them away. 28,27 The LORD will smite thee with the boil of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. 28,28 The LORD will smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart. 28,29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not make thy ways prosperous; and thou shalt be only oppressed and robbed alway, and there shall be none to save thee. 28,30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her; thou shalt build a house, and thou shalt not dwell therein; thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not use the fruit thereof. 28,31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof; thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee; thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies; and thou shalt have none to save thee. 28,32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day; and there shall be nought in the power of thy hand. 28,33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed away:
28,34 so that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. 28,35 The LORD will smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore boil, whereof thou canst not be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the crown of thy head. 28,36 The LORD will bring thee, and thy king whom thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation that thou hast not known, thou nor thy fathers; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone. 28,37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all the peoples whither the LORD shall lead thee away. 28,38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather little in; for the locust shall consume it. 28,39 Thou shalt plant vineyards and dress them, but thou shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worm shall eat them. 28,40 Thou shalt have olive-trees throughout all thy borders, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olives shall drop off. 28,41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be thine; for they shall go into captivity. 28,42 All thy trees and the fruit of thy land shall the locust possess. 28,43 The stranger that is in the midst of thee shall mount up above thee higher and higher; and thou shalt come down lower and lower. 28,44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him; he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. 28,45 And all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou didst not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded thee. 28,46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever; 28,47 because thou didst not serve the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, by reason of the abundance of all things; 28,48 therefore shalt thou serve thine enemy whom the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things; and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. 28,49 The LORD will bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as the vulture swoopeth down; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; 28,50 a nation of fierce countenance, that shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young. 28,51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy ground, until thou be destroyed; that also shall not leave thee corn, wine, or oil, the increase of thy kine, or the young of thy flock, until he have caused thee to perish. 28,52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fortified walls come down, wherein thou didst trust, throughout all thy land; and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee. 28,53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters whom the LORD thy God hath given thee; in the siege and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall straiten thee. 28,54 The man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil against his brother, and against the wife of his bosom, and against the remnant of his children whom he hath remaining; 28,55 so that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat, because he hath nothing left him; in the siege and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall straiten thee in all thy gates. 28,56 The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil against the husband of her bosom, and against her son, and against her daughter; 28,57 and against her afterbirth that cometh out from between her feet, and against her children whom she shall bear; for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly; in the siege and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall straiten thee in thy gates. 28,58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and awful Name, the LORD thy God; 28,59 then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. 28,60 And He will bring back upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast in dread of; and they shall cleave unto thee. 28,61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. 28,62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou didst not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. 28,63 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to cause you to perish, and to destroy you; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest in to possess it. 28,64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all peoples, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou nor thy fathers, even wood and stone. 28,65 And among these nations shalt thou have no repose, and there shall be no rest for the sole of thy foot; but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and languishing of soul. 28,66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear night and day, and shalt have no assurance of thy life. 28,67 In the morning thou shalt say:

‘Would it were even!’

and at even thou shalt say:

‘Would it were morning!’

for the fear of thy heart which thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. 28,68 And the LORD shall bring thee back into Egypt in ships, by the way whereof I said unto thee:

‘Thou shalt see it no more again’;

and there ye shall sell yourselves unto your enemies for bondmen and for bondwoman, and no man shall buy you. {S}
28,69 These are the words of the covenant which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which He made with them in Horeb. {P}

vii
29,1 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them:
Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land; 29,2 the great trials which thine eyes saw, the signs and those great wonders; 29,3 but the LORD hath not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. 29,4 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot. 29,5 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink; that ye might know that I am the LORD your God. 29,6 And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them. 29,7 And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of the Manassites. 29,8 Observe therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may make all that ye do to prosper. {P}

Writings:1 Chronicles 4/5 “Judah prevailed above his brethren”

1 Chronicles Chapter 4

[n. The right of inheritance is disrupted.]

1 The sons of Judah:
Perez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal. 2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begot Jahath; and Jahath begot Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites. {S}
3 And these were [the sons of] the father of Etam:
Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazlelponi; 4 and Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur the first-born of Ephrath, the father of Beth-lehem. 5 And Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6 And Naarah bore him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Timeni, and Ahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. 7 And the sons of Helah were Zereth, and Zohar, and Ethnan. 8 And Koz begot Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum. 9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying:

‘Because I bore him with pain.’

10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying:

‘Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that Thy hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest work deliverance from evil, that it may not pain me!’

And God granted him that which he requested. {S}
11 And Chelub the brother of Shuhah begot Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12 And Eshton begot Beth-rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Ir-nahash. These are the men of Recah. {S}
13 And the sons of Kenaz:
Othniel, and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: Hathath. 14 And Meonothai begot Ophrah; and Seraiah begot Joab the father of Ge-harashim; for they were craftsmen. {P}

15 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh:
Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the sons of Elah:
Kenaz. 16 And the sons of Jehallelel:
Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel. 17 And the sons of Ezrah: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon. And she bore Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa–

18 and his wife Hajehudijah bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah–

and these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh whom Mered took. {S}
19 And the sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite. 20 And the sons of Shimon:
Amnon, and Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi:
Zoheth, and Ben-zoheth. 21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah:
Er the father of Lecah, and Ladah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ashbea; 22 and Jokim, and the men of Cozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had dominion in Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. And the records are ancient. 23 These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plantations and hedges; there they dwelt occupied in the king’s work. {S}
24 The sons of Simeon:
Nemuel, and Jamim, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul; 25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26 And the sons of Mishma:
Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son. 27 And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brethren had not many children, neither did all their family multiply, like to the children of Judah. {S}
28 And they dwelt at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-shual; 29 and at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad; 30 and at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag; 31 and at Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susim, and at Beth-biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of David. 32 And their villages were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities; 33 and all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto Baal. {S}
These were their habitations, and they have their genealogy. 34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah; 35 and Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel; 36 and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshoaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah; 37 and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah; 38 these mentioned by name were princes in their families; and their fathers’ houses increased greatly. 39 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they that dwelt there aforetime were of Ham. 41 And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the Meunim that were found there, and destroyed them utterly, unto this day, and dwelt in their stead; because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42 And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 43 And they smote the remnant of the Amalekites that escaped, and dwelt there unto this day. {P}

1 Chronicles Chapter 5

1 And the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel–

for he was the first-born; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father’s couch, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, yet not so that he was to be reckoned in the genealogy as first-born. 2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came he that is the prince; but the birthright was Joseph’s– {S}

3 the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel:
Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 4 The sons of Joel:
Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son; 5 Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son; 6 Beerah his son, whom Tillegath-pilneser king of Assyria carried away captive; he was prince of the Reubenites. 7 And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned:
the chief Jeiel, and Zechariah, 8 and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baal-meon; 9 and eastward he dwelt even unto the entrance of the wilderness from the river Euphrates; because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead. 10 And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand; and they dwelt in their tents throughout all the land east of Gilead. {S}
11 And the sons of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salcah:
12 Joel the chief, and Shapham the second, and Janai, and Shaphat in Bashan; 13 and their brethren of their fathers’ houses: Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jacan, and Zia, and Eber, seven. {S}
14 These were the sons of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jehishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz; 15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of their fathers’ houses. 16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in the towns thereof, and in all the open lands of the plain, upon their borders. 17 All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel. {P}

18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, as many as were valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were forty and four thousand seven hundred and threescore, that were able to go forth to war. 19 And they made war with the Hagrites, with Jetur, and Naphish, and Nodab. 20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them; for they cried to God in the battle, and He was entreated of them, because they put their trust in Him. 21 And they took away their cattle:
of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand; and of souls of men a hundred thousand. 22 For there fell many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their stead until the captivity. {P}

23 And the children of the half-tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land, from Bashan unto Baal-hermon and Senir and mount Hermon, where they increased. 24 And these were the heads of their fathers’ houses: Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, heads of their fathers’ houses. 25 And they broke faith with the God of their fathers, and went astray after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them. 26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tillegath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river of Gozan, unto this day. {P}

27 The sons of Levi:
Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 28 And the sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. {S}
29 And the children of Amram: Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. {S}
And the sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 30 Eleazar begot Phinehas, Phinehas begot Abishua; 31 and Abishua begot Bukki, and Bukki begot Uzzi; 32 and Uzzi begot Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begot Meraioth; 33 Meraioth begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub; 34 and Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Ahimaaz; 35 and Ahimaaz begot Azariah, and Azariah begot Johanan; 36 and Johanan begot Azariah–

he it is that executed the priest’s office in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem–

37 and Azariah begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub; 38 and Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Shallum; 39 and Shallum begot Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begot Azariah; 40 and Azariah begot Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak; 41 and Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. {P}