Bible4 “Be ye patient until the advent of the Lord”

The Epistle of James the Legate – Chapter 5

1 O ye rich ones, wail and weep, on account of the miseries that are coming upon you.

2 For your wealth is spoiled and putrid; and your garments are moth-eaten:
3 and your gold and your silver have contracted rust; and the rust of them will be testimony against you; and it will eat your flesh.
Ye have heaped up a fire to you against the latter days.
4 Behold, the wages of the laborers who have reaped your ground, which ye have wrongfully retained, crieth out; and the clamor of the reapers hath entered the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
5 For ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and revelled, and feasted your bodies as in a day of slaughter.
6 Ye have condemned and slain the just, and none resisted you.
7 But, my brethren, be ye patient until the advent of the Lord; like the husbandman, who waiteth for the precious fruits of his ground, and is patient as to them, until he receive the early and the latter rain.
8 So also be ye patient, and fortify your hearts; for the advent of our Lord draweth nigh
9 Be not querulous one against another, my brethren, lest ye be judged:
for lo, the judgment , standeth before the door.
10 For patience in your afflictions, my brethren, take to you the example of the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord.
11 For lo, we ascribe blessedness to them who have borne suffering.
Ye have heard of the patience of Job; and ye have seen the result which the Lord wrought for him:
for the Lord is merciful and compassionate.
12 But above all things, my brethren, swear ye not; neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your language be yes, yes, and no, no, lest ye become obnoxious to judgment.
13 And if any of you shall be in affliction, let him pray; or if he be joyous, let him sing psalms.
14 And if one is sick, let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray for him, and anoint him with oil in the name of our Lord:
15 and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and our Lord will raise him up; and if sins have been committed by him, they will be forgiven him.
16 And confess ye your faults one to another, and pray ye one for another, that ye may be healed; for great is the efficacy of the prayer which a righteous man prayeth.
17 Elijah also was a man of sensations like us, and he prayed that rain might not descend upon the earth; and it descended not, for three years and six months.
18 And again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth gave forth its fruits.
19 My brethren, if one of you err from the way of truth, and any one convert him from his error;
20 let him know, that he who turneth the sinner from the error of his way, will resuscitate his soul from death, and will cover the multitude of his sins.

End of the Epistle of James, the Legate.

2 Esdras 15
1 Behold, speak thou in the ears of my people the words of prophecy, which I will put in thy mouth, saith the Lord: 2 And cause them to be written in paper: for they are faithful and true. 3 Fear not the imaginations against thee, let not the incredulity of them trouble thee, that speak against thee. 4 For all the unfaithful shall die in their unfaithfulness. 5 Behold, saith the Lord, I will bring plagues upon the world; the sword, famine, death, and destruction. 6 For wickedness hath exceedingly polluted the whole earth, and their hurtful works are fulfilled. 7 Therefore saith the Lord, 8 I will hold my tongue no more as touching their wickedness, which they profanely commit, neither will I suffer them in those things, in which they wickedly exercise themselves: behold, the innocent and righteous blood crieth unto me, and the souls of the just complain continually. 9 And therefore, saith the Lord, I will surely avenge them, and receive unto me all the innocent blood from among them. 10 Behold, my people is led as a flock to the slaughter: I will not suffer them now to dwell in the land of Egypt: 11 But I will bring them with a mighty hand and a stretched out arm, and smite Egypt with plagues, as before, and will destroy all the land thereof. 12 Egypt shall mourn, and the foundation of it shall be smitten with the plague and punishment that God shall bring upon it. 13 They that till the ground shall mourn: for their seeds shall fail through the blasting and hail, and with a fearful constellation. 14 Woe to the world and them that dwell therein! 15 For the sword and their destruction draweth nigh, and one people shall stand up and fight against another, and swords in their hands. 16 For there shall be sedition among men, and invading one another; they shall not regard their kings nor princes, and the course of their actions shall stand in their power. 17 A man shall desire to go into a city, and shall not be able. 18 For because of their pride the cities shall be troubled, the houses shall be destroyed, and men shall be afraid. 19 A man shall have no pity upon his neighbour, but shall destroy their houses with the sword, and spoil their goods, because of the lack of bread, and for great tribulation. 20 Behold, saith God, I will call together all the kings of the earth to reverence me, which are from the rising of the sun, from the south, from the east, and Libanus; to turn themselves one against another, and repay the things that they have done to them. 21 Like as they do yet this day unto my chosen, so will I do also, and recompense in their bosom. Thus saith the Lord God; 22 My right hand shall not spare the sinners, and my sword shall not cease over them that shed innocent blood upon the earth. 23 The fire is gone forth from his wrath, and hath consumed the foundations of the earth, and the sinners, like the straw that is kindled. 24 Woe to them that sin, and keep not my commandments! saith the Lord. 25 I will not spare them: go your way, ye children, from the power, defile not my sanctuary. 26 For the Lord knoweth all them that sin against him, and therefore delivereth he them unto death and destruction. 27 For now are the plagues come upon the whole earth and ye shall remain in them: for God shall not deliver you, because ye have sinned against him. 28 Behold an horrible vision, and the appearance thereof from the east: 29 Where the nations of the dragons of Arabia shall come out with many chariots, and the multitude of them shall be carried as the wind upon earth, that all they which hear them may fear and tremble. 30 Also the Carmanians raging in wrath shall go forth as the wild boars of the wood, and with great power shall they come, and join battle with them, and shall waste a portion of the land of the Assyrians. 31 And then shall the dragons have the upper hand, remembering their nature; and if they shall turn themselves, conspiring together in great power to persecute them, 32 Then these shall be troubled bled, and keep silence through their power, and shall flee. 33 And from the land of the Assyrians shall the enemy besiege them, and consume some of them, and in their host shall be fear and dread, and strife among their kings. 34 Behold clouds from the east and from the north unto the south, and they are very horrible to look upon, full of wrath and storm. 35 They shall smite one upon another, and they shall smite down a great multitude of stars upon the earth, even their own star; and blood shall be from the sword unto the belly, 36 And dung of men unto the camel’s hough. 37 And there shall be great fearfulness and trembling upon earth: and they that see the wrath shall be afraid, and trembling shall come upon them. 38 And then shall there come great storms from the south, and from the north, and another part from the west. 39 And strong winds shall arise from the east, and shall open it; and the cloud which he raised up in wrath, and the star stirred to cause fear toward the east and west wind, shall be destroyed. 40 The great and mighty clouds shall be puffed up full of wrath, and the star, that they may make all the earth afraid, and them that dwell therein; and they shall pour out over every high and eminent place an horrible star, 41 Fire, and hail, and flying swords, and many waters, that all fields may be full, and all rivers, with the abundance of great waters. 42 And they shall break down the cities and walls, mountains and hills, trees of the wood, and grass of the meadows, and their corn. 43 And they shall go stedfastly unto Babylon, and make her afraid. 44 They shall come to her, and besiege her, the star and all wrath shall they pour out upon her: then shall the dust and smoke go up unto the heaven, and all they that be about her shall bewail her. 45 And they that remain under her shall do service unto them that have put her in fear. 46 And thou, Asia, that art partaker of the hope of Babylon, and art the glory of her person: 47 Woe be unto thee, thou wretch, because thou hast made thyself like unto her; and hast decked thy daughters in whoredom, that they might please and glory in thy lovers, which have always desired to commit whoredom with thee. 48 Thou hast followed her that is hated in all her works and inventions: therefore saith God, 49 I will send plagues upon thee; widowhood, poverty, famine, sword, and pestilence, to waste thy houses with destruction and death. 50 And the glory of thy Power shall be dried up as a flower, the heat shall arise that is sent over thee. 51 Thou shalt be weakened as a poor woman with stripes, and as one chastised with wounds, so that the mighty and lovers shall not be able to receive thee. 52 Would I with jealousy have so proceeded against thee, saith the Lord, 53 If thou hadst not always slain my chosen, exalting the stroke of thine hands, and saying over their dead, when thou wast drunken, 54 Set forth the beauty of thy countenance? 55 The reward of thy whoredom shall be in thy bosom, therefore shalt thou receive recompence. 56 Like as thou hast done unto my chosen, saith the Lord, even so shall God do unto thee, and shall deliver thee into mischief 57 Thy children shall die of hunger, and thou shalt fall through the sword: thy cities shall be broken down, and all thine shall perish with the sword in the field. 58 They that be in the mountains shall die of hunger, and eat their own flesh, and drink their own blood, for very hunger of bread, and thirst of water. 59 Thou as unhappy shalt come through the sea, and receive plagues again. 60 And in the passage they shall rush on the idle city, and shall destroy some portion of thy land, and consume part of thy glory, and shall return to Babylon that was destroyed. 61 And thou shalt be cast down by them as stubble, and they shall be unto thee as fire; 62 And shall consume thee, and thy cities, thy land, and thy mountains; all thy woods and thy fruitful trees shall they burn up with fire. 63 Thy children shall they carry away captive, and, look, what thou hast, they shall spoil it, and mar the beauty of thy face.
2 Esdras 15 KJVA

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#7 Intent – The Ten Commanments

Thou shalt not commit adultery. {S}

Exodus Chapter 20 שְׁמוֹת

א וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלֹהִים, אֵת כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לֵאמֹר. {ס} 1 And God spoke all these words, saying: {S}
ב אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתִיךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם מִבֵּית עֲבָדִים: לֹא-יִהְיֶה לְךָ אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים, עַל-פָּנָי. 2 I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
ג לֹא-תַעֲשֶׂה לְךָ פֶסֶל, וְכָל-תְּמוּנָה, אֲשֶׁר בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל, וַאֲשֶׁר בָּאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת–וַאֲשֶׁר בַּמַּיִם, מִתַּחַת לָאָרֶץ. 3 Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
ד לֹא-תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לָהֶם, וְלֹא תָעָבְדֵם: כִּי אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֵל קַנָּא–פֹּקֵד עֲו‍ֹן אָבֹת עַל-בָּנִים עַל-שִׁלֵּשִׁים וְעַל-רִבֵּעִים, לְשֹׂנְאָי. 4 thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me;
ה וְעֹשֶׂה חֶסֶד, לַאֲלָפִים–לְאֹהֲבַי, וּלְשֹׁמְרֵי מִצְו‍ֹתָי. {ס} 5 and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments. {S}
ו לֹא תִשָּׂא אֶת-שֵׁם-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לַשָּׁוְא: כִּי לֹא יְנַקֶּה יְהוָה, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-יִשָּׂא אֶת-שְׁמוֹ לַשָּׁוְא. {פ} 6 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. {P}
ז זָכוֹר אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת, לְקַדְּשׁוֹ. 7 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
ח שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תַּעֲבֹד, וְעָשִׂיתָ כָּל-מְלַאכְתֶּךָ. 8 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;
ט וְיוֹם, הַשְּׁבִיעִי–שַׁבָּת, לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ: לֹא-תַעֲשֶׂה כָל-מְלָאכָה אַתָּה וּבִנְךָ וּבִתֶּךָ, עַבְדְּךָ וַאֲמָתְךָ וּבְהֶמְתֶּךָ, וְגֵרְךָ, אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ. 9 but the seventh day is a sabbath unto the LORD thy God, in it thou shalt not do any manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;
י כִּי שֵׁשֶׁת-יָמִים עָשָׂה יְהוָה אֶת-הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֶת-הַיָּם וְאֶת-כָּל-אֲשֶׁר-בָּם, וַיָּנַח, בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי; עַל-כֵּן, בֵּרַךְ יְהוָה אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת–וַיְקַדְּשֵׁהוּ. {ס} 10 for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh day; wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. {S}
יא כַּבֵּד אֶת-אָבִיךָ, וְאֶת-אִמֶּךָ–לְמַעַן, יַאֲרִכוּן יָמֶיךָ, עַל הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ. {ס} 11 Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. {S}
יב לֹא תִרְצָח, {ס} לֹא תִנְאָף; {ס} 12 Thou shalt not murder. {S} Thou shalt not commit adultery. {S}

The May 3 Bible

Psalms

119,33 HE.

Teach me, O LORD, the way of Thy statutes; and I will keep it at every step.

119,34 Give me understanding, that I keep Thy law and observe it with my whole heart.

119,35 Make me to tread in the path of Thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

119,36 Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

119,37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, and quicken me in Thy ways.

119,38 Confirm Thy word unto Thy servant, which pertaineth unto the fear of Thee.

119,39 Turn away my reproach which I dread; for Thine ordinances are good.

119,40 Behold, I have longed after Thy precepts; quicken me in Thy righteousness. {P}

Numbers

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;

7,64 one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

7,65 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 Abidan the son of Gideoni. {P}

7,66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, prince of the children of Dan:

7,67 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;

7,68 one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7,69 one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

7,70 one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

7,71 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 Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. {P}

7,72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ochran, prince of the children of Asher:

7,73 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;

7,74 one golden pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7,75 one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first year, for a burnt-offering;

7,76 one male of the goats for a sin-offering;

7,77 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 Pagiel the son of Ochran. {P}

Kings

1 10,24 And all the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

1 10,25 And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and raiment, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year. {S}

1 10,26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen; and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

1 10,27 And the king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore-trees that are in the Lowland, for abundance.

1 10,28 And the horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; also out of Keveh, the king’s merchants buying them of the men of Keveh at a price.

1 10,29 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty; and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Aram, did they bring them out by their means. {P}

1 11,1 Now king Solomon loved many foreign women, besides the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;

1 11,2 of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel:

‘Ye shall not go among them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods’;

Solomon did cleave unto these in love.

1 11,3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.

1 11,4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not whole with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

1 11,5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the detestation of the Ammonites.

1 11,6 And Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. {S}

1 11,7 Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh the detestation of Moab, in the mount that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestation of the children of Ammon.

1 11,8 And so did he for all his foreign wives, who offered and sacrificed unto their gods.

1 11,9 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared unto him twice,

1 11,10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. {P}

1 11,11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon:

‘Forasmuch as this hath been in thy mind, and thou hast not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.

1 11,12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it, for David thy father’s sake; but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.

1 11,13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but I will give one tribe to thy son; for David My servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.’ {S}

1 11,14 And the LORD raised up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he was of the king’s seed in Edom.

1 11,15 For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, and had smitten every male in Edom–

1 11,16 for Joab and all Israel remained there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom–

1 11,17 that Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father’s servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little child.

1 11,18 And they arose out of Midian, and came to Paran; and they took men with them out of Paran, and they came to Egypt, unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house, and appointed him victuals, and gave him land.

1 11,19 And Hadad found great favour in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen.

1 11,20 And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh’s house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh’s house among the sons of Pharaoh.

Job

38,12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days began, and caused the dayspring to know its place;

38,13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and the wicked be shaken out of it?

38,14 It is changed as clay under the seal; and they stand as a garment.

38,15 But from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm is broken.

38,16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea?

Or hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep?

38,17 Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee?

Or hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?

38,18 Hast thou surveyed unto the breadths of the earth?

Declare, if thou knowest it all.

38,19 Where is the way to the dwelling of light, and as for darkness, where is the place thereof;

38,20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

38,21 Thou knowest it, for thou wast then born, and the number of thy days is great!

38,22 Hast thou entered the treasuries of the snow, or hast thou seen the treasuries of the hail,

38,23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

38,24 By what way is the light parted, or the east wind scattered upon the earth?

38,25 Who hath cleft a channel for the waterflood, or a way for the lightning of the thunder;

38,26 To cause it to rain on a land where no man is, on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

38,27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground, and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

The Annunciation of Mark – Chapter 6

52 For they did not learn by the bread; because their heart was stupid.

53 And when they had passed to the other shore, they came to the land of Gennesaret.

54 And when they went out of the ship, immediately the men of the place knew him.

55 And they ran through all that region, and began to bring forth them that were sick, bearing them on beds to where they heard he was.

56 And wherever he entered into villages or cities, the sick were laid in he streets:

and they besought him, that they might touch but the extremity of his raiment. And all they that touched him, were healed.

The Annunciation of Mark – Chapter 6

1 And Jesus departed from there and came to his own city, and his disciples attended him.

2 And when the sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue.

And many who heard [him] were astonished, and said:

Whence hath he obtained these things ?

And, what wisdom is this, which is given to him! and that such mighty works are done by his hands!

3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and of Joses and of Judas and of Simon ?

And are not his sisters here with us?

And they were stumbled in him.

4 And Jesus said to them:

There is no prophet who is little, except in his own city, and among his kindred, and at home.

5 And he could not there do even one mighty work, except that he laid his hand on a few sick, and healed them.

6 And he wondered at the defect of their faith.

And he travelled about the villages and taught.

The Book of Acts – Chapter 19

37 For ye have brought forward these men, when they have robbed no temples, and have not reviled our goddess.

38 But if Demetrius and the men of his trade have a controversy with any one, lo, there is a proconsul in the city, they are men of dexterity, let them approach and litigate with one another.

39 Or if you desire any other thing, it may be determined in the place assigned by law for an assembly.

40 Because too we are now in danger of being accused as seditious, since we cannot give a reason for the meeting of this day, because we have assembled needlessly, and been tumultuous without a cause.

And having said these things, he dismissed the assembly.

The Book of Acts – Chapter 20

1 And after the tumult had subsided, Paul called the disciples to him, and comforted them, and kissed them, and departed, and went into Macedonia.

2 And when he had travelled over those regions, and had comforted them with many discourses, he proceeded to the country of Greece.

Parsha 35 “I have filled him with the spirit of God” Torah Perpetua

The scent of GOD was created by man under His guidance through the Holy Spirit.

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Exodus Chapter 30 שְׁמוֹת

לד וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה קַח-לְךָ סַמִּים, נָטָף וּשְׁחֵלֶת וְחֶלְבְּנָה, סַמִּים, וּלְבֹנָה זַכָּה: בַּד בְּבַד, יִהְיֶה. 34

And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense; of each shall there be a like weight.

לה וְעָשִׂיתָ אֹתָהּ קְטֹרֶת, רֹקַח מַעֲשֵׂה רוֹקֵחַ, מְמֻלָּח, טָהוֹר קֹדֶשׁ. 35

And thou shalt make of it incense, a perfume after the art of the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy.

לו וְשָׁחַקְתָּ מִמֶּנָּה, הָדֵק, וְנָתַתָּה מִמֶּנָּה לִפְנֵי הָעֵדֻת בְּאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד, אֲשֶׁר אִוָּעֵד לְךָ שָׁמָּה; קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים, תִּהְיֶה לָכֶם. 36

And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with thee; it shall be unto you most holy.

לז וְהַקְּטֹרֶת, אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשֶׂה–בְּמַתְכֻּנְתָּהּ, לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ לָכֶם; קֹדֶשׁ תִּהְיֶה לְךָ, לַיהוָה. 37

And the incense which thou shalt make, according to the composition thereof ye shall not make for yourselves; it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.

לח אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר-יַעֲשֶׂה כָמוֹהָ, לְהָרִיחַ בָּהּ–וְנִכְרַת, מֵעַמָּיו. {ס} 38

Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereof, he shall be cut off from his people.’ {S}

Exodus Chapter 31 שְׁמוֹת

א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. 1

And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:

ב רְאֵה, קָרָאתִי בְשֵׁם, בְּצַלְאֵל בֶּן-אוּרִי בֶן-חוּר, לְמַטֵּה יְהוּדָה. 2

‘See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;

ג וָאֲמַלֵּא אֹתוֹ, רוּחַ אֱלֹהִים, בְּחָכְמָה וּבִתְבוּנָה וּבְדַעַת, וּבְכָל-מְלָאכָה. 3

and I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

ד לַחְשֹׁב, מַחֲשָׁבֹת; לַעֲשׂוֹת בַּזָּהָב וּבַכֶּסֶף, וּבַנְּחֹשֶׁת. 4

to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

ה וּבַחֲרֹשֶׁת אֶבֶן לְמַלֹּאת, וּבַחֲרֹשֶׁת עֵץ; לַעֲשׂוֹת, בְּכָל-מְלָאכָה. 5

and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship.

ו וַאֲנִי הִנֵּה נָתַתִּי אִתּוֹ, אֵת אָהֳלִיאָב בֶּן-אֲחִיסָמָךְ לְמַטֵּה-דָן, וּבְלֵב כָּל-חֲכַם-לֵב, נָתַתִּי חָכְמָה; וְעָשׂוּ, אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתִךָ. 6

And I, behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all that are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee:

ז אֵת אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד, וְאֶת-הָאָרֹן לָעֵדֻת, וְאֶת-הַכַּפֹּרֶת, אֲשֶׁר עָלָיו; וְאֵת, כָּל-כְּלֵי הָאֹהֶל. 7

the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the ark-cover that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the Tent;

ח וְאֶת-הַשֻּׁלְחָן, וְאֶת-כֵּלָיו, וְאֶת-הַמְּנֹרָה הַטְּהֹרָה, וְאֶת-כָּל-כֵּלֶיהָ; וְאֵת, מִזְבַּח הַקְּטֹרֶת. 8

and the table and its vessels, and the pure candlestick with all its vessels, and the altar of incense;

ט וְאֶת-מִזְבַּח הָעֹלָה, וְאֶת-כָּל-כֵּלָיו; וְאֶת-הַכִּיּוֹר, וְאֶת-כַּנּוֹ. 9

and the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its base;

י וְאֵת, בִּגְדֵי הַשְּׂרָד; וְאֶת-בִּגְדֵי הַקֹּדֶשׁ לְאַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן, וְאֶת-בִּגְדֵי בָנָיו לְכַהֵן. 10

and the plaited garments, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office;

יא וְאֵת שֶׁמֶן הַמִּשְׁחָה וְאֶת-קְטֹרֶת הַסַּמִּים, לַקֹּדֶשׁ: כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר-צִוִּיתִךָ, יַעֲשׂוּ. {פ} 11

and the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place; according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.’ {P}

Creation Wednesday “God made the two great lights”

Genesis Chapter 1 בְּרֵאשִׁית

א בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ. 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
ב וְהָאָרֶץ, הָיְתָה תֹהוּ וָבֹהוּ, וְחֹשֶׁךְ, עַל-פְּנֵי תְהוֹם; וְרוּחַ אֱלֹהִים, מְרַחֶפֶת עַל-פְּנֵי הַמָּיִם. 2 Now the earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters.
ג וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי אוֹר; וַיְהִי-אוֹר. 3 And God said: ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light.
ד וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאוֹר, כִּי-טוֹב; וַיַּבְדֵּל אֱלֹהִים, בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחֹשֶׁךְ. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
ה וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לָאוֹר יוֹם, וְלַחֹשֶׁךְ קָרָא לָיְלָה; וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם אֶחָד. {פ} 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. {P}
ו וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי רָקִיעַ בְּתוֹךְ הַמָּיִם, וִיהִי מַבְדִּיל, בֵּין מַיִם לָמָיִם. 6 And God said: ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.’
ז וַיַּעַשׂ אֱלֹהִים, אֶת-הָרָקִיעַ, וַיַּבְדֵּל בֵּין הַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר מִתַּחַת לָרָקִיעַ, וּבֵין הַמַּיִם אֲשֶׁר מֵעַל לָרָקִיעַ; וַיְהִי-כֵן. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.
ח וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לָרָקִיעַ, שָׁמָיִם; וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם שֵׁנִי. {פ} 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. {P}
ט וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יִקָּווּ הַמַּיִם מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמַיִם אֶל-מָקוֹם אֶחָד, וְתֵרָאֶה, הַיַּבָּשָׁה; וַיְהִי-כֵן. 9 And God said: ‘Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so.
י וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לַיַּבָּשָׁה אֶרֶץ, וּלְמִקְוֵה הַמַּיִם קָרָא יַמִּים; וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים, כִּי-טוֹב. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas; and God saw that it was good.
יא וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, תַּדְשֵׁא הָאָרֶץ דֶּשֶׁא עֵשֶׂב מַזְרִיעַ זֶרַע, עֵץ פְּרִי עֹשֶׂה פְּרִי לְמִינוֹ, אֲשֶׁר זַרְעוֹ-בוֹ עַל-הָאָרֶץ; וַיְהִי-כֵן. 11 And God said: ‘Let the earth put forth grass, herb yielding seed, and fruit-tree bearing fruit after its kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth.’ And it was so.
יב וַתּוֹצֵא הָאָרֶץ דֶּשֶׁא עֵשֶׂב מַזְרִיעַ זֶרַע, לְמִינֵהוּ, וְעֵץ עֹשֶׂה-פְּרִי אֲשֶׁר זַרְעוֹ-בוֹ, לְמִינֵהוּ; וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים, כִּי-טוֹב. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, herb yielding seed after its kind, and tree bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
יג וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם שְׁלִישִׁי. {פ} 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. {P}
יד וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי מְאֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְהַבְדִּיל, בֵּין הַיּוֹם וּבֵין הַלָּיְלָה; וְהָיוּ לְאֹתֹת וּלְמוֹעֲדִים, וּלְיָמִים וְשָׁנִים. 14 And God said: ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
טו וְהָיוּ לִמְאוֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְהָאִיר עַל-הָאָרֶץ; וַיְהִי-כֵן. 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so.
טז וַיַּעַשׂ אֱלֹהִים, אֶת-שְׁנֵי הַמְּאֹרֹת הַגְּדֹלִים: אֶת-הַמָּאוֹר הַגָּדֹל, לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַיּוֹם, וְאֶת-הַמָּאוֹר הַקָּטֹן לְמֶמְשֶׁלֶת הַלַּיְלָה, וְאֵת הַכּוֹכָבִים. 16 And God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; and the stars.
יז וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָם אֱלֹהִים, בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמָיִם, לְהָאִיר, עַל-הָאָרֶץ. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
יח וְלִמְשֹׁל, בַּיּוֹם וּבַלַּיְלָה, וּלְהַבְדִּיל, בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחֹשֶׁךְ; וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים, כִּי-טוֹב. 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
יט וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם רְבִיעִי. {פ} 19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. {P}

Wednesday Prayer “Our Father who art in heaven…forgive us our debts”

The Announcement of Matthew – Chapter 6
ܡܬܝ

1 Be cautious in your alms-giving, not to perform it before men, so that ye may be seen of them: otherwise, ye have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
2 Therefore, when thou doest alms thou shalt not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get praise from men. Verily I say to you, They have gotten their reward.

3 But thou, when doing alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

4 that thy alms may be in secret.
And thy Father, who seeth in secret, will reward thee openly.

5 And when thou prayest. thou shalt not be like the hypocrites, who are fond of standing up in the synagogues and at the corners of streets to pray, so that they may be seen by people.
Verily I say to you, they have gotten their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest enter into thy closet and close the door, and pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, will reward thee openly.

7 And when ye pray, be not garrulous like the heathen; for they expect to be heard for their abundance of words.

8 Therefore, be not like them; for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before ye ask him.

9 In this manner, therefore, pray ye:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name:

10 Thy kingdom come:
Thy will be done; as in heaven, so on earth:

11 Give us our needful bread, this day:

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors:

13 And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever:
Amen.

14 For if ye forgive men their faults, your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you.

15 But if ye shall not forgive men, your Father also forgiveth not you your faults.

16 And when ye fast, be not sad like the hypocrites.
For they distort their faces, that they may be seen of men to fast.
Verily I say to you, they have gotten their reward.

17 But, when thou fastest, wash thou thy face, and anoint thy head:

18 that thou mayest not be seen by men as a faster, but by thy Father who is in secret:
and thy Father who seeth in secret, will recompense thee.

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust spoil, and where thieves dig through and steal.

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where no moth and no rust can spoil, and no thieves dig through nor steal.

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart also be.

22 The lamp of the body is the eye.
If therefore thy eye shall be sound, thy whole body will be luminous.

23 But if thy eye shall be diseased, thy whole body will be dark.
If then the light that is in thee be darkness, how great will be thy darkness !

24 No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will honor the one and neglect the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

25 Therefore I say to you:
Be not anxious about your life, what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink; nor about your body, how ye shall clothe yourselves. Is not the life more important than food, and the body than raiment ?

26 Look at the birds of heaven; which sow not, and reap not, and gather not into storehouses, but your Father who is in heaven feedeth them.
Are not ye more important than they ?

27 And who of you that shall be anxious, can add to his stature a cubit ?
28 And about raiment, why are ye anxious?
Consider the lilies of the desert, in what manner they grow.
They toil not; and they spin not.

29 Yet I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory, was arrayed like one of them.

30 And if God so clothe the grass of the field, which exists to-day, and tomorrow falls into the oven, will he not much more [clothe] you, ye small in faith?

31 Therefore be not anxious; nor say,
What shall we eat, or what shall we drink; or wherewith be clothed?

32 For, all these things the people of the world seek after.
And your Father, who is in heaven, knoweth that all these things are needful to you.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness:
and all these things shall be added to you.

34 Therefore be not anxious about the morrow:
for the morrow hath its own anxieties.

Sufficient for the day, is its own evil.