“We make a sure covenant” JESUSbible3/Nehemiah

N 10,1 And yet for all this we make a sure covenant*, and subscribe it; and our princes, our Levites, and our priests, set their seal unto it.

N 10,2 Now those that set their seal were:
Nehemiah the Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah, and Zedekiah;
N 10,3 Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah;
N 10,4 Pashhur, Amariah, Malchijah;
N 10,5 Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch;
N 10,6 Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah;
N 10,7 Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch;
N 10,8 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin;
N 10,9 Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah. These were the priests. {S}
N 10,10 And the Levites: Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;
N 10,11 and their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan; N 10,12 Mica, Rehob, Hashabiah;
N 10,13 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah;
N 10,14 Hodiah, Bani, Beninu. {S}
N 10,15 The chiefs of the people: Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani;
N 10,16 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai;
N 10,17 Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin;
N 10,18 Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur;
N 10,19 Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai;
N 10,20 Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai;
N 10,21 Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir;
N 10,22 Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua;
N 10,23 Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah;
N 10,24 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub;
N 10,25 Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek;
N 10,26 Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah;
N 10,27 and Ahiah, Hanan, Anan;
N 10,28 Malluch, Harim, Baanah.

N 10,29 And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinim, and all they that had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one that had knowledge and understanding;

N 10,30 they cleaved to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God’s law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes;

N 10,31 and that we would not give our daughters unto the peoples of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons;

N 10,32 and if the peoples of the land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy of them on the sabbath, or on a holy day; and that we would forego the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.

N 10,33 Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

N 10,34 for the showbread, and for the continual meal-offering, and for the continual burnt-offering, of the sabbaths, of the new moons, for the appointed seasons, and for the holy things, and for the sin-offerings to make atonement for Israel, and for all the work of the house of our God. {S}

N 10,35 And we cast lots, the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood-offering, to bring it into the house of our God, according to our fathers’ houses, at times appointed, year by year, to burn upon the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the Law;

N 10,36 and to bring the first-fruits of our land, and the first-fruits of all fruit of all manner of trees, year by year, unto the house of the LORD;

N 10,37 also the first-born of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the Law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of our God;

N 10,38 and that we should bring the first of our dough, and our heave-offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, the wine and the oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our land unto the Levites; for they, the Levites, take the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.

N 10,39 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes; and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure-house.

N 10,40 For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the heave-offering of the corn, of the wine, and of the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers; and we will not forsake the house of our God.

comment: v.1 By way of personal application: new covenants [promises] cannot atone for a broken covenant. ‘Israel’ represented broken faith. They had one job, and failed – that was to uphold the Covenant [vis-a-vis The Ten Commandments].

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Re’eh iv. “You are sons of jehovah, your God.”

GOD did not choose a holy people. He chose from among all of the peoples a people to become holy.
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Today is Aug. 31, 2016 | Month 6,27, 6155
Parshat Re’eh
4th Portion: (Deuteronomy 14:1-21)
Deuteronomy Chapter 14

1 You are sons of jehovah, your God. You shall neither cut yourselves nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
אבָּנִ֣ים אַתֶּ֔ם לַֽיהֹוָ֖ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֑ם לֹ֣א תִתְגֹּֽדְד֗וּ וְלֹֽא־תָשִׂ֧ימוּ קָרְחָ֛ה בֵּ֥ין עֵֽינֵיכֶ֖ם לָמֵֽת:

2 For you are a holy people to jehovah, your God, and jehovah has chosen you to be a treasured people for Him, out of all the peoples that are upon the earth. בכִּ֣י עַ֤ם קָדוֹשׁ֙ אַתָּ֔ה לַֽיהֹוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ וּבְךָ֞ בָּחַ֣ר יְהֹוָ֗ה לִֽהְי֥וֹת לוֹ֙ לְעַ֣ם סְגֻלָּ֔ה מִכֹּל֙ הָֽעַמִּ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֖ר עַל־פְּנֵ֥י הָֽאֲדָמָֽה:

3 You shall not eat any abomination.
גלֹ֥א תֹאכַ֖ל כָּל־תּֽוֹעֵבָֽה:

4 These are the animals that you may eat:
ox, lamb, and kid,
דזֹ֥את הַבְּהֵמָ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר תֹּאכֵ֑לוּ שׁ֕וֹר שֵׂ֥ה כְשָׂבִ֖ים וְשֵׂ֥ה עִזִּֽים:

5 gazelle, deer, and antelope, ibex, chamois, bison, and giraffe.
האַיָּ֥ל וּצְבִ֖י וְיַחְמ֑וּר וְאַקּ֥וֹ וְדִישֹׁ֖ן וּתְא֥וֹ וָזָֽמֶר:

6 And every animal that has a split hoof and has a hoof cloven into two hoof sections, [and] chews the cud among the animals that you may eat.
ווְכָל־בְּהֵמָ֞ה מַפְרֶ֣סֶת פַּרְסָ֗ה וְשֹׁסַ֤עַת שֶׁ֨סַע֙ שְׁתֵּ֣י פְרָס֔וֹת מַֽעֲלַ֥ת גֵּרָ֖ה בַּבְּהֵמָ֑ה אֹתָ֖הּ תֹּאכֵֽלוּ:

7 But you shall not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those that have the split hooves:
the cloven one, the camel, the hyrax, and the hare, for they chew the cud, but do not have split hooves; they are unclean for you.
זאַ֣ךְ אֶת־זֶ֞ה לֹ֤א תֹֽאכְלוּ֙ מִמַּֽעֲלֵ֣י הַגֵּרָ֔ה וּמִמַּפְרִיסֵ֥י הַפַּרְסָ֖ה הַשְּׁסוּעָ֑ה אֶת־הַ֠גָּמָ֠ל וְאֶת־הָֽאַרְנֶ֨בֶת וְאֶת־הַשָּׁפָ֜ן כִּי־מַֽעֲלֵ֧ה גֵרָ֣ה הֵ֗מָּה וּפַרְסָה֙ לֹ֣א הִפְרִ֔יסוּ טְמֵאִ֥ים הֵ֖ם לָכֶֽם:

8 And the pig, because it has a split hoof, but does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you. You shall neither eat of their flesh nor touch their carcass.
חוְאֶת־הַֽ֠חֲזִ֠יר כִּֽי־מַפְרִ֨יס פַּרְסָ֥ה הוּא֙ וְלֹ֣א גֵרָ֔ה טָמֵ֥א ה֖וּא לָכֶ֑ם מִבְּשָׂרָם֙ לֹ֣א תֹאכֵ֔לוּ וּבְנִבְלָתָ֖ם לֹ֥א תִגָּֽעוּ:

9 These you may eat of all that are in the waters; all that have fins and scales, you may eat.
טאֶת־זֶה֙ תֹּֽאכְל֔וּ מִכֹּ֖ל אֲשֶׁ֣ר בַּמָּ֑יִם כֹּ֧ל אֲשֶׁר־ל֛וֹ סְנַפִּ֥יר וְקַשְׂקֶ֖שֶׂת תֹּאכֵֽלוּ:

10 But whatever does not have fins and scales, you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.
יוְכֹ֨ל אֲשֶׁ֧ר אֵין־ל֛וֹ סְנַפִּ֥יר וְקַשְׂקֶ֖שֶׂת לֹ֣א תֹאכֵ֑לוּ טָמֵ֥א ה֖וּא לָכֶֽם:

11 You may eat every clean bird.
יאכָּל־צִפּ֥וֹר טְהֹרָ֖ה תֹּאכֵֽלוּ:

12 But these are those from which you shall not eat:
The eagle [or the griffin vulture], the ossifrage, the osprey;
יבוְזֶ֕ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹא־תֹֽאכְל֖וּ מֵהֶ֑ם הַנֶּ֥שֶׁר וְהַפֶּ֖רֶס וְהָֽעָזְנִיָּֽה:

13 and the white vulture, and the black vulture, and the kite after its species;
יגוְהָֽרָאָה֙ וְאֶת־הָ֣אַיָּ֔ה וְהַדַּיָּ֖ה לְמִינָֽהּ:

14 And every raven after its species;
ידוְאֵ֥ת כָּל־עֹרֵ֖ב לְמִינֽוֹ:

15 And the ostrich, and the owl, and the gull, and the hawk after its species;
טווְאֵת֙ בַּ֣ת הַיַּֽעֲנָ֔ה וְאֶת־הַתַּחְמָ֖ס וְאֶת־הַשָּׁ֑חַף וְאֶת־הַנֵּ֖ץ לְמִינֵֽהוּ:

16 The falcon, and the ibis, and the bat;
טזאֶת־הַכּ֥וֹס וְאֶת־הַיַּנְשׁ֖וּף וְהַתִּנְשָֽׁמֶת:

17 And the pelican, and the magpie, and the cormorant;
יזוְהַקָּאָ֥ת וְאֶת־הָֽרָחָ֖מָה וְאֶת־הַשָּׁלָֽךְ:

18 And the stork, and the heron and its species, and the hoopoe, and the atalef.
יחוְהַ֣חֲסִידָ֔ה וְהָֽאֲנָפָ֖ה לְמִינָ֑הּ וְהַדּֽוּכִיפַ֖ת וְהָֽעֲטַלֵּֽף:

19 And every flying insect is unclean for you; they may not be eaten.
יטוְכֹל֙ שֶׁ֣רֶץ הָע֔וֹף טָמֵ֥א ה֖וּא לָכֶ֑ם לֹ֖א יֵֽאָכֵֽלוּ:

20 You may eat any clean fowl.
ככָּל־ע֥וֹף טָה֖וֹר תֹּאכֵֽלוּ:

21 You shall not eat any carcass. You may give it to the stranger who is in your cities, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner; for you are a holy people to jehovah, your God. You shall not cook a kid in its mother’s milk.
כאלֹא־תֹֽאכְל֣וּ כָל־נְ֠בֵלָ֠ה לַגֵּ֨ר אֲשֶׁר־בִּשְׁעָרֶ֜יךָ תִּתְּנֶ֣נָּה וַֽאֲכָלָ֗הּ א֤וֹ מָכֹר֙ לְנָכְרִ֔י כִּ֣י עַ֤ם קָדוֹשׁ֙ אַתָּ֔ה לַֽיהֹוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ לֹֽא־תְבַשֵּׁ֥ל גְּדִ֖י בַּֽחֲלֵ֥ב אִמּֽוֹ:

The August 31 Bible – complete

Part I Numbers

7,48 On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim:

7,49 his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

7,50 one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7,51 one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

7,52 one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

7,53 and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first year. This was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud. {P}

7,54 On the eighth day Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh:

7,55 his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

7,56 one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7,57 one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

7,58 one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

7,59 and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lamb of the first year. This was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. {P}

7,60 On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children of Benjamin:

7,61 his offering was one silver dish, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver basin of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering;

7,62 one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7,63 one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

Part II Jeremiah

18,8 but if that nation turn from their evil, because of which I have spoken against it, I repent of the evil that I thought to do unto it. {S}

18,9 And at one instant I may speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;

18,10 but if it do evil in My sight, that it hearken not to My voice, then I repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit it. {S}

18,11 Now therefore do thou speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying:

Thus saith the LORD:

Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you; return ye now every one from his evil way, and amend your ways and your doings.

18,12 But they say:

There is no hope; but we will walk after our own devices, and we will do every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart.’ {P}

18,13 Therefore thus saith the LORD:

Ask ye now among the nations, who hath heard such things; the virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing.

18,14 Doth the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or are the strange cold flowing waters plucked up?

18,15 For My people hath forgotten Me, they offer unto vanity; and they have been made to stumble in their ways, in the ancient paths, to walk in bypaths, in a way not cast up;

18,16 To make their land an astonishment, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and shake his head.

18,17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will look upon their back, and not their face, in the day of their calamity. {S}

18,18 Then said they:

‘Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for instruction shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.’

18,19 Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me.

18,20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember how I stood before Thee to speak good for them, to turn away Thy wrath from them.

18,21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and hurl them to the power of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and widows; and let their men be slain of death, and their young men smitten of the sword in battle.

18,22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop suddenly upon them; for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.

18,23 Yet, LORD, Thou knowest all their counsel against me to slay me; forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from Thy sight; but let them be made to stumble before Thee; deal Thou with them in the time of Thine anger. {S}

19,1 Thus said the LORD:

Go, and get a potter’s earthen bottle, and take of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests;

19,2 and go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the gate Harsith, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee;

19,3 and say:

Hear ye the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:

Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle;

19,4 because they have forsaken Me, and have estranged this place, and have offered in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah; and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

19,5 and have built the high places of Baal, to burn their sons in the fire for burnt-offerings unto Baal; which I commanded not, nor spoke it, neither came it into My mind. {P}

19,6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Topheth, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter;

19,7 and I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hand of them that seek their life; and their carcasses will I give to be food for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth;

19,8 and I will make this city an astonishment, and a hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof;

19,9 and I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend, in the siege and in the straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their life, shall straiten them.

Part III Ecclesiastes

2,25 For who will eat, or who will enjoy, if not I?

2,26 For to the man that is good in His sight He giveth wisdom, and knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner He giveth the task, to gather and to heap up, that he may leave to him that is good in the sight of God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

3,1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: {P}

3,2 {S} A time to be born, {S} and a time to die; {N}

{S} a time to plant, {S} and a time to pluck up that which is planted; {N}

3,3 {S} A time to kill, {S} and a time to heal; {N}

{S} a time to break down, {S} and a time to build up; {N}

3,4 {S} A time to weep, {S} and a time to laugh; {N}

{S} a time to mourn, {S} and a time to dance; {N}

3,5 {S} A time to cast away stones, {S} and a time to gather stones together; {N}

{S} a time to embrace, {S} and a time to refrain from embracing; {N}

3,6 {S} A time to seek, {S} and a time to lose; {N}

{S} a time to keep, {S} and a time to cast away; {N}

3,7 {S} A time to rend, {S} and a time to sew; {N}

{S} a time to keep silence, {S} and a time to speak; {N}

3,8 {S} A time to love, {S} and a time to hate; {N}

{S} a time for war, {S} and a time for peace. {N}

3,9 {S} What profit hath he that worketh in that he laboureth?

3,10 I have seen the task which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised therewith.

3,11 He hath made every thing beautiful in its time; also He hath set the world in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God hath done from the beginning even to the end.

3,12 I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to get pleasure so long as they live.

3,13 But also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy pleasure for all his labour, is the gift of God.

3,14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor any thing taken from it; and God hath so made it, that men should fear before Him.

3,15 That which is hath been long ago, and that which is to be hath already been; and God seeketh that which is pursued.

3,16 And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

3,17 I said in my heart:

‘The righteous and the wicked God will judge; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.’

3,18 I said in my heart:

‘It is because of the sons of men, that God may sift them, and that they may see that they themselves are but as beasts.’

3,19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them; as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that man hath no pre-eminence above a beast; for all is vanity.

The Proclamation of John the Herald – Chapter 13

ܝܘܚܢܢ

26 Jesus answered and said:

He it is, to whom I give the bread when I have dipped it. And Jesus dipped the bread, and gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

27 And after the bread, then Satan entered into him. And Jesus said to him:

What thou doest, do quickly.

28 And no one of those reclining, knew, wherefore he said this to him.

29 For some of them supposed, because the purse was in the hands of Judas, that Jesus expressly charged him to buy something needful for the feast, or that he should give something to the poor.

30 And Judas took the bread at once, and went out of the house. And it was night when he went out.

31 And Jesus said:

Now is the Son of man glorified; and God is glorified in him.

32 And if God is glorified in him, God will glorify him in himself; and will glorify him speedily.

33 My children, a little longer I am with you; and ye will seek for me; and, as I said to the Jews, Whither I go ye cannot come, so I now say to you.

34 A new commandment I give to you, that ye be affectionate to each other. As I have loved you, do ye also love one another.

35 By this will every one know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love for each other.