Bible4/1John1/ “That which was from the beginning”

The Epistle of John the Legate – Chapter 1
1 WE announce to you that, which was from the beginning, which we have heard, and have seen with our eyes, looked upon, and handled with our hands, that which is the word of life.

2 And the life was manifested, and we have seen and do testify and announce to you, the life which is eternal; which was with the Father, and was revealed to us.
3 And what we have seen and heard, we make known to you also, that ye may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus the Messiah.
4 And these things we write to you, that our joy in you may be complete.
5 And this is the announcement, which we have heard from him and declare to you, that God is light, and no darkness at all is in him.
6 And if we say that we have fellowship with him, and we walk in the darkness, we are liars, and walk not in the truth.
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with each other and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all our sins.
8 And if we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all our iniquity.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not with us.

🐢 The May 14 Bible

Psalms

119,121 AIN.

I have done justice and righteousness; leave me not to mine

oppressors.

119,122 Be surety for Thy servant for good; let not the proud oppress me.

119,123 Mine eyes fail for Thy salvation, and for Thy righteous word.

119,124 Deal with Thy servant according unto Thy mercy, and teach me Thy

statutes.

119,125 I am Thy servant, give me understanding, that I may know Thy

testimonies.

119,126 It is time for the LORD to work; they have made void Thy law.

119,127 Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.

119,128 Therefore I esteem all [Thy] precepts concerning all things to be

right; every false way I hate. {P}

Numbers

13,21 So they went up, and spied out the land from

the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, at the entrance to Hamath.

13,22 And they

went up into the South, and came unto Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and

Talmai, the children of Anak, were there.–Now Hebron was built seven years

before Zoan in Egypt.–

13,23 And they came unto the valley of Eshcol, and

cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it

upon a pole between two; they took also of the pomegranates, and of the

figs.–

13,24 That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the

cluster which the children of Israel cut down from thence.–

13,25 And theyreturned from spying out the land at the end of forty days.

13,26 And theywent and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the

children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought

back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and showed them the

fruit of the land.

13,27 And they told him, and said: ‘We came unto the

land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey;

and this is the fruit of it.

13,28 Howbeit the people that dwell in the

land are fierce, and the cities are fortified, and very great; and moreover

we saw the children of Anak there.

13,29 Amalek dwelleth in the land of the

South; and the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in the

mountains; and the Canaanite dwelleth by the sea, and along by the side of

the Jordan.’

13,30 And Caleb stilled the people toward Moses, and said: ‘We

should go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.’

13,31 But the men that went up with him said: ‘We are not able to go up

against the people; for they are stronger than we.’

13,32 And they spreadan evil report of the land which they had spied out unto the children of

Israel, saying: ‘The land, through which we have passed to spy it out, is a

land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw

in it are men of great stature.

13,33 And there we saw the Nephilim, thesons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim;

and we were in our own sight as

grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.’

14,1 And all the congregation

lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.

14,2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron; and

the whole congregation said unto them: ‘Would that we had died in the land

of Egypt! or would we had died in this wilderness!

14,3 And wherefore doth the LORD bring us unto this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our

little ones will be a prey; were it not better for us to return into Egypt?’

14,4 And they said one to another: ‘Let us make a captain, and let

us return into Egypt.’

Kings

1 19,4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat

down under a broom-tree; and he requested for himself that he might die;

and said: ‘It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not

better than my fathers.’

1 19,5 And he lay down and slept under a

broom-tree; and, behold, an angel touched him, and said unto him: ‘Arise

and eat.’

1 19,6 And he looked, and, behold, there was at his head a cake

baked on the hot stones, and a cruse of water. And he did eat and drink,

and laid him down again.

1 19,7 And the angel of the LORD came again the

second time, and touched him, and said: ‘Arise and eat; because the journey

is too great for thee.’

1 19,8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went

in the strength of that meal forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the

mount of God.

1 19,9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there;

and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said unto him: ‘What

doest thou here, Elijah?’

1 19,10 And he said: ‘I have been very jealous

for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken

Thy covenant, thrown down Thine altars, and slain Thy prophets with the

sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it

away.’

1 19,11 And He said: ‘Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the

LORD.’ And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent

the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD

was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not

in the earthquake;

1 19,12 and after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD

was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.

1 19,13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and

went out, and stood in the entrance of the cave. And, behold, there came a

voice unto him, and said: ‘What doest thou here, Elijah?’

1 19,14 And he said: ‘I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the

children of Israel have forsaken Thy covenant, thrown down Thine altars,

and slain Thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and

they seek my life, to take it away.’ {S}

1 19,15 And the LORD said unto him:

‘Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus; and when thou

comest, thou shalt anoint Hazael to be king over Aram;

1 19,16 and Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel; and Elisha the son

of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.

1 19,17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth from the sword of

Hazael shall Jehu slay; and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall

Elisha slay.

1 19,18 Yet will I leave seven thousand in Israel, all the

knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed

him.’

1 19,19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat,

who was plowing, with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the

twelfth; and Elijah passed over unto him, and cast his mantle upon him.

1 19,20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said: ‘Let me, I pray

thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee.’ And he

said unto him: ‘Go back; for what have I done to thee?’

1 19,21 And he returned from following him, and took the yoke of oxen, and slew them, and

boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the

people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and

ministered unto him. {P}

1 20,1 And Ben-hadad the king of Aram gathered all his host together; and

there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses and chariots; and he

went up and besieged Samaria, and fought against it.

1 20,2 And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel, into the city,

1 20,3 and said unto him:

‘Thus saith Ben-hadad: Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and

thy children, even the goodliest, are mine.’

1 20,4 And the king of Israel answered and said: ‘It is according to thy saying, my lord, O king: I am

thine, and all that I have.’

1 20,5 And the messengers came again, and

said: ‘Thus speaketh Ben-hadad, saying: I sent indeed unto thee, saying:

Thou shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold, and thy wives, and thy

children;

1 20,6 but I will send my servants unto thee tomorrow about this

time, and they shall search thy house, and the houses of thy servants; and

it shall be, that whatsoever is pleasant in thine eyes, they shall put it

in their hand, and take it away.’

1 20,7 Then the king of Israel called all

the elders of the land, and said: ‘Mark, I pray you, and see how this man

seeketh mischief; for he sent unto me for my wives, and for my children,

and for my silver, and for my gold; and I denied him not.’

1 20,8 And all the elders and all the people said unto him: ‘Hearken thou not, neither

consent.’

Song of Songs

4,2 Thy teeth are like a flock of ewes all shaped alike, which are come up from the washing; whereof all are paired, and none faileth among them.

4,3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy mouth is comely; thy temples are like a pomegranate split open behind thy veil.

4,4 Thy neck is like the tower of David builded with turrets, whereon there hang a thousand shields, all the armour of the mighty men.

4,5 Thy two breasts are like two fawns that are twins of a gazelle, which feed among the lilies.

4,6 Until the day breathe, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

4,7 Thou art all fair, my love; and there is no spot in thee. {S}

4,8 Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, with me from Lebanon; look from the top of Amana, from the top of Senir and Hermon, from the lions’ dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

4,9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my bride; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one bead of thy necklace.

4,10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my bride! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all manner of spices!

4,11 Thy lips, O my bride, drop honey–honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon. {S}

4,12 A garden shut up is my sister, my bride; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

4,13 Thy shoots are a park of pomegranates, with precious fruits; henna with spikenard plants,

4,14 Spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices.

4,15 Thou art a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and flowing streams from Lebanon.

4,16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his precious fruits.

The Annunciation of Mark – Chapter 8

23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village, and spit on his eyes, and laid on his hand:

and asked him, what he saw.

24 And he gazed, and said:

I see men like trees which walk.

25 Again he laid his hand on his eyes, and he was recovered, and saw every thing plainly.

26 And he sent him to his house, and said to him:

Neither enter into the village, nor tell any person in the village.

27 And Jesus and his disciples went to the villages of Caesarea Philippi.

And he asked his disciples by the way, and said to them:

Who, do men say of me, that I am?

28 And they said to him:

That [thou art] John the Baptizer; and others:

That [thou art] Elijah; and others:

That [thou art] one of the prophets.

29 Jesus said to them:

And who, do ye yourselves say of me, that I am ?

Simon replied, and said to him:

Thou art the Messiah, the Son of the living God.

30 And he charged them, that they should say [this] of him to no person.

31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man was about to suffer much, and be rejected by the Elders and by the chief priests and by the Scribes, and be killed, and rise on the third day.

32 And he spoke out the thing distinctly.

And Cephas took him, and began to rebuke him.

33 But he turned, and looked upon his disciples, and rebuked Simon, and said:

Get thee behind me, Satan:

for thou dost not consider what is of God, but what is of men.

The Book of Acts – Chapter 21

25 As to those of the peopls who have believed, we have written, that they should keep themselves from [an idol’s] sacrifice, and from whoredom, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

26 Then Paul took those men, on the following day, and was purified with them; and he entered and went into the temple, manifesting to them the completion of the days of the purification, up to the presentation of the offering by each of them.

27 And when the seventh day arrived, the Jews from Asia saw him in the temple:

and they excited all the people against him, and laid hands on him,

28 crying out and saying:

Men, sons of Israel; help.

This is the man, who teacheth in every place, against our people, and against the law, and against this place; and he hath also brought Gentiles into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.

29 For they had previously seen with him in the city Trophimus the Ephesian; and they supposed, that he had entered the temple with Paul.

30 And the whole city was in commotion; and all the people assembled together, and laid hold of Paul, and dragged him out of the temple: and instantly the gates were closed.

Parsha 45 “And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet” Torah Perpetua

We are always mesmerized by the veil of blue, purple, and scarlet. Why ?

Because we know that His glory is behind the curtain.

Exodus Chapter 36 שְׁמוֹת

לה וַיַּעַשׂ, אֶת-הַפָּרֹכֶת, תְּכֵלֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן וְתוֹלַעַת שָׁנִי, וְשֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר; מַעֲשֵׂה חֹשֵׁב עָשָׂה אֹתָהּ, כְּרֻבִים. 35

And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; with the cherubim the work of the skilful workman made he it.

לו וַיַּעַשׂ לָהּ, אַרְבָּעָה עַמּוּדֵי שִׁטִּים, וַיְצַפֵּם זָהָב, וָוֵיהֶם זָהָב; וַיִּצֹק לָהֶם, אַרְבָּעָה אַדְנֵי-כָסֶף. 36

And he made thereunto four pillars of acacia, and overlaid them with gold, their hooks being of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.

לז וַיַּעַשׂ מָסָךְ לְפֶתַח הָאֹהֶל, תְּכֵלֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן וְתוֹלַעַת שָׁנִי וְשֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר, מַעֲשֵׂה, רֹקֵם. 37

And he made a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the weaver in colours;

לח וְאֶת-עַמּוּדָיו חֲמִשָּׁה וְאֶת-וָוֵיהֶם, וְצִפָּה רָאשֵׁיהֶם וַחֲשֻׁקֵיהֶם זָהָב; וְאַדְנֵיהֶם חֲמִשָּׁה, נְחֹשֶׁת. {פ} 38

and the five pillars of it with their hooks; and he overlaid their capitals and their fillets with gold; and their five sockets were of brass. {P}

Exodus Chapter 37 שְׁמוֹת

א וַיַּעַשׂ בְּצַלְאֵל אֶת-הָאָרֹן, עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים: אַמָּתַיִם וָחֵצִי אָרְכּוֹ, וְאַמָּה וָחֵצִי רָחְבּוֹ, וְאַמָּה וָחֵצִי, קֹמָתוֹ. 1

And Bezalel made the ark of acacia-wood:

two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it.

ב וַיְצַפֵּהוּ זָהָב טָהוֹר, מִבַּיִת וּמִחוּץ; וַיַּעַשׂ לוֹ זֵר זָהָב, סָבִיב. 2

And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about.

ג וַיִּצֹק לוֹ, אַרְבַּע טַבְּעֹת זָהָב, עַל, אַרְבַּע פַּעֲמֹתָיו; וּשְׁתֵּי טַבָּעֹת, עַל-צַלְעוֹ הָאֶחָת, וּשְׁתֵּי טַבָּעֹת, עַל-צַלְעוֹ הַשֵּׁנִית. 3 And he cast for it four rings of gold, in the four feet thereof:

even two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.

ד וַיַּעַשׂ בַּדֵּי, עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים; וַיְצַף אֹתָם, זָהָב. 4

And he made staves of acacia-wood, and overlaid them with gold.

ה וַיָּבֵא אֶת-הַבַּדִּים בַּטַּבָּעֹת, עַל צַלְעֹת הָאָרֹן, לָשֵׂאת, אֶת-הָאָרֹן. 5

And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.

ו וַיַּעַשׂ כַּפֹּרֶת, זָהָב טָהוֹר: אַמָּתַיִם וָחֵצִי אָרְכָּהּ, וְאַמָּה וָחֵצִי רָחְבָּהּ. 6

And he made an ark-cover of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

ז וַיַּעַשׂ שְׁנֵי כְרֻבִים, זָהָב; מִקְשָׁה עָשָׂה אֹתָם, מִשְּׁנֵי קְצוֹת הַכַּפֹּרֶת. 7

And he made two cherubim of gold:

of beaten work made he them, at the two ends of the ark-cover:

ח כְּרוּב-אֶחָד מִקָּצָה מִזֶּה, וּכְרוּב-אֶחָד מִקָּצָה מִזֶּה; מִן-הַכַּפֹּרֶת עָשָׂה אֶת-הַכְּרֻבִים, מִשְּׁנֵי קצוותו (קְצוֹתָיו). 8

one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end; of one piece with the ark-cover made he the cherubim at the two ends thereof.

ט וַיִּהְיוּ הַכְּרֻבִים פֹּרְשֵׂי כְנָפַיִם לְמַעְלָה, סֹכְכִים בְּכַנְפֵיהֶם עַל-הַכַּפֹּרֶת, וּפְנֵיהֶם, אִישׁ אֶל-אָחִיו; אֶל-הַכַּפֹּרֶת–הָיוּ, פְּנֵי הַכְּרֻבִים. {פ} 9

And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, screening the ark-cover with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the ark-cover were the faces of the cherubim. {P}

י וַיַּעַשׂ אֶת-הַשֻּׁלְחָן, עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים: אַמָּתַיִם אָרְכּוֹ וְאַמָּה רָחְבּוֹ, וְאַמָּה וָחֵצִי קֹמָתוֹ. 10

And he made the table of acacia-wood:

two cubits was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

יא וַיְצַף אֹתוֹ, זָהָב טָהוֹר; וַיַּעַשׂ לוֹ זֵר זָהָב, סָבִיב. 11

And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereto a crown of gold round about.

יב וַיַּעַשׂ לוֹ מִסְגֶּרֶת טֹפַח, סָבִיב; וַיַּעַשׂ זֵר-זָהָב לְמִסְגַּרְתּוֹ, סָבִיב. 12

And he made unto it a border of a hand-breadth round about, and made a golden crown to the border thereof round about.

יג וַיִּצֹק לוֹ, אַרְבַּע טַבְּעֹת זָהָב; וַיִּתֵּן, אֶת-הַטַּבָּעֹת, עַל אַרְבַּע הַפֵּאֹת, אֲשֶׁר לְאַרְבַּע רַגְלָיו. 13

And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that were on the four feet thereof.