Nitzavim “in your mouth and in your heart”

GOD puts His will into your heart so that you only want what He wants. And it is all good. For ever. I wish you all a happy Sabbath rest.
Parshat Nitzavim

6th Portion: (Deuteronomy 30:11-14)
Deuteronomy Chapter 30

11 For this commandment which I command you this day, is not concealed from you, nor is it far away.
יאכִּ֚י הַמִּצְוָ֣ה הַזֹּ֔את אֲשֶׁ֛ר אָֽנֹכִ֥י מְצַוְּךָ֖ הַיּ֑וֹם לֹֽא־נִפְלֵ֥את הִוא֙ מִמְּךָ֔ וְלֹֽא־רְחֹקָ֖ה הִֽוא:

12 It is not in heaven, that you should say,
"Who will go up to heaven for us and fetch it for us, to tell [it] to us, so that we can do it?"
יבלֹ֥א בַשָּׁמַ֖יִם הִ֑וא לֵאמֹ֗ר מִ֣י יַֽעֲלֶה־לָּ֤נוּ הַשָּׁמַ֨יְמָה֙ וְיִקָּחֶ֣הָ לָּ֔נוּ וְיַשְׁמִעֵ֥נוּ אֹתָ֖הּ וְנַֽעֲשֶֽׂנָּה:

13 Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say,
"Who will cross to the other side of the sea for us and fetch it for us, to tell [it] to us, so that we can do it?"
יגוְלֹֽא־מֵעֵ֥בֶר לַיָּ֖ם הִ֑וא לֵאמֹ֗ר מִ֣י יַֽעֲבָר־לָ֜נוּ אֶל־עֵ֤בֶר הַיָּם֙ וְיִקָּחֶ֣הָ לָּ֔נוּ וְיַשְׁמִעֵ֥נוּ אֹתָ֖הּ וְנַֽעֲשֶֽׂנָּה:

14 Rather,[this] thing is very close to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.
ידכִּֽי־קָר֥וֹב אֵלֶ֛יךָ הַדָּבָ֖ר מְאֹ֑ד בְּפִ֥יךָ וּבִלְבָֽבְךָ֖ לַֽעֲשׂתֽוֹ:

The September 30 Bible

Part I Numbers

22,9 And God came unto Balaam, and said:

‘What men are these with thee?’

22,10 And Balaam said unto God:

‘Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me [saying]:

22,11 Behold the people that is come out of Egypt, it covereth the face of the earth; now, come curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to fight against them, and shall drive them out.’

22,12 And God said unto Balaam:

‘Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed.’

22,13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak:

‘Get you into your land; for the LORD refuseth to give me leave to go with you.’

22,14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said:

‘Balaam refuseth to come with us.’

22,15 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

22,16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him:

‘Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor:

Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me;

22,17 for I will promote thee unto very great honour, and whatsoever thou sayest unto me I will do; come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.’

22,18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak:

‘If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do any thing, small or great.

22,19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will speak unto me more.’

22,20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him:

‘If the men are come to call thee, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak unto thee, that shalt thou do.’

22,21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.

22,22 And God’s anger was kindled because he went; and the angel of the LORD placed himself in the way for an adversary against him.–

Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.–

22,23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field; and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.

22,24 Then the angel of the LORD stood in a hollow way between the vineyards, a fence being on this side, and a fence on that side.

22,25 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD, and she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall; and he smote her again.

Part II Jeremiah

49,7 Of Edom. Thus saith the LORD of hosts:

Is wisdom no more in Teman? Is counsel perished from the prudent? Is their wisdom vanished?

49,8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I do bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I shall punish him.

49,9 If grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, would they not destroy till they had enough?

49,10 But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself; his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not.

49,11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will rear them, and let thy widows trust in Me. {S}

49,12 For thus saith the LORD:

Behold, they to whom it pertained not to drink of the cup shall assuredly drink; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink.

49,13 For I have sworn by Myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

49,14 I have heard a message from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the nations:

‘Gather yourselves together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.’

49,15 For, behold, I make thee small among the nations, and despised among men.

49,16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, even the pride of thy heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill; though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

49,17 And Edom shall become an astonishment; every one that passeth by it shall be astonished and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.

49,18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.

49,19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against the strong habitation; for I will suddenly make him run away from it, and whoso is chosen, him will I appoint over it; for who is like Me? and who will appoint Me a time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before Me? {S}

49,20 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that He hath taken against Edom; and His purposes, that He hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman:

surely the least of the flock shall drag them away, surely their habitation shall be appalled at them.

49,21 The earth quaketh at the noise of their fall; there is a cry, the noise whereof is heard in the Red Sea.

49,22 Behold, he shall come up and swoop down as the vulture, and spread out his wings against Bozrah; and the heart of the mighty men of Edom at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. {P}

49,23 Of Damascus. Hamath is ashamed, and Arpad; for they have heard evil tidings, they are melted away; there is trouble in the sea; it cannot be quiet.

49,24 Damascus is waxed feeble, she turneth herself to flee, and trembling hath seized on her; anguish and pangs have taken hold of her, as of a woman in travail.

49,25 ‘How is the city of praise left unrepaired, the city of my joy?’

49,26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her broad places, and all the men of war shall be brought to silence in that day, saith the LORD of hosts.

49,27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad. {P}

49,28 Of Kedar, and of the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote. Thus saith the LORD:

Arise ye, go up against Kedar, and spoil the children of the east.

49,29 Their tents and their flocks shall they take, they shall carry away for themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall proclaim against them a terror on every side.

49,30 Flee ye, flit far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.

49,31 Arise, get you up against a nation that is at ease, that dwelleth without care, saith the LORD; that have neither gates nor bars, that dwell alone.

49,32 And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil; and I will scatter unto all winds them that have the corners polled; and I will bring their calamity from every side of them, saith the LORD.

Part III Daniel

10,4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Tigris,

10,5 I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz;

10,6 his body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as torches of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to burnished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

10,7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision; for the men that were with me saw not the vision; howbeit a great trembling fell upon them, and they fled to hide themselves.

10,8 So that I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me; for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.

10,9 Yet heard I the voice of his words; and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I fallen into a deep sleep on my face, with my face toward the ground.

10,10 And, behold, a hand touched me, which set me tottering upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.

10,11 And he said unto me:

‘O Daniel, thou man greatly beloved, give heed unto the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright; for now am I sent unto thee’;

and when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.

10,12 Then said he unto me:

‘Fear not, Daniel; for from the first day that thou didst set thy heart to understand, and to humble thyself before thy God, thy words were heard; and I am come because of thy words.

10,13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days; but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I was left over there beside the kings of Persia.

10,14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the end of days; for there is yet a vision for the days.’

10,15 And when he had spoken unto me according to these words, I set my face toward the ground, and was dumb.

10,16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips; then I opened my mouth, and spoke and said unto him that stood before me:

‘O my lord, by reason of the vision my pains are come upon me, and I retain no strength.

10,17 For how can this servant of my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither was there breath left in me.’

10,18 Then there touched me again one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me.

10,19 And he said:

‘O man greatly beloved, fear not! peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong.’

And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said:

‘Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.’

10,20 Then said he:

Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I go forth, lo, the prince of Greece shall come.

10,21 Howbeit I will declare unto thee that which is inscribed in the writing of truth; and there is none that holdeth with me against these, except Michael your prince. {P}

11,1 And as for me, in the first year of Darius the Mede, I stood up to be a supporter and a stronghold unto him.

11,2 And now will I declare unto thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all; and when he is waxed strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the realm of Greece.

11,3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

11,4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; but not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion wherewith he ruled; for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

Part IV The Epistle of John the Legate – Chapter 3

܀ ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܀

10 By this are the children of God discriminated from the children of Satan. Every one that practiseth not righteousness, and that loveth not his brother, is not of God:

11 because this is the commandment, which ye heard from the beginning, that ye should love one another.

12 Not like Cain, who was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And why did he slay him, but because his own works were evil, and those of his brother righteous ?

13 And wonder not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

14 We know that we have turned from death unto life, by this, that we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother, remaineth in death.

15 For every one that hateth his brother, is a man-slayer; and ye know, that no man-slayer can have eternal life abiding in him.

16 By this we know his love towards us, because he gave up his life for us: .

and we also ought to give up our lives for our brethren.

17 But whoever hath worldly possessions, and seeth his brother in want, and shutteth up his bowels from him, how is the love of God in him ?

18 My children, let us not love one another in words and in tongue, but in acts and in truth.

19 And by this, we recognize that we are of the truth; and, before he shall come, we make our hearts confident.

20 But if our heart condemneth us, how much greater is God than our heart, and knowing all things ?