Joshua Chapter 5 and Chapter 6

Yahoshua Chapter 5: The Second Generation Circumcised

1 So it was, when all the kings of the Amorites who were on the west side of the Yordan and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard Yah had dried up the waters of the Yordan from before the children of Ysrayl until we had crossed over, that their heart melted and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the children of Ysrayl. 2 At that time Yah said to Yahoshua, “Make flint knives for yourself and circumcise the sons of Ysrayl again the second time. 3 So Yahoshua made flint knives for himself and circumcised the sons of Ysrayl at the hill of the foreskins (Hebrew Gibeath Haaraloth). 4 And this is the reason why Yahoshua circumcised them. All the people who came out of Egypt who were males, all the men of war had died in the wilderness on the way, after they had come out of Egypt. 5 For all the people who came out had been circumcised but all the people born in the wilderness, on the way as they came out of Egypt had not been circumcised. 6 For the children of Ysrayl walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people who were men of war, who came out of Egypt, were consumed because they did not obey the voice of Yah–to whom Yah swore that He would not show them the land which Yah had sworn to their fathers that He would give us, a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 3:8)”. 7 Then Yahoshua circumcised their sons whom He raised up in their place, for they were uncircumcised because they had not been circumcised on the way. 8 So it was, when they had finished circumcising all the people, that they stayed in their places in the camp till they were healed. 9 Then Yah said to Yahoshua, “This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you”. Therefore, the name of the place is called Gilgal (Literally rolling) to this day.

The Children of Ysrayl Camp in Gilgal and Keep Passover

10 Now the children of Ysrayl camped in Gilgal and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight on the plains of Yericho. 11 And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched grain, on the very same day. 12 Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land and the children of Ysrayl no longer had manna but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year.

The Commander of the Army of Yah: Yahoshua Ben Nun Meets MichaYah

13 And it came to pass, when Yahoshua was by Yericho that he lifted his eyes and looked and behold, a man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Yahoshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries”? 14 So He said, “No but as commander of the army of Yah I have now come”. And Yahoshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to Him, “What does my Master say to His servant”? 15 Then the commander of Yah’s army said to Yahoshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is qodesh”. And Yahoshua did so.

Yahoshua Chapter 6: The Destruction of Yericho

1 Now Yericho was securely shut up because of the children of Ysrayl. None went out and none came in. 2 And Yah said to Yahoshua: “See! I have given Yericho into your hand, its king and the mighty men of valor. 3 You shall march around the city, all the men of war. You shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of ram’s horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5 It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout. Then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him”.

6 Then Yahoshua the Ben of Nun called the priest and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of ram’s horns before the ark of Yah. 7 And he said to the people, “Proceed and march around the city and let him who is armed advance before the ark of Yah”.

8 “So it was, when Yahoshua had spoken to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of ram’s horns before Yah advanced and blew the trumpets and the ark of the covenant of Yah followed them. 9 The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets and the rear guard came after the ark, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets”. 10 Now Yahoshua had commanded the people saying: “You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, ‘Shout’! Then you shall shout”. 11 So he had the ark of Yah circle the city going around it once. Then they came into the camp and lodged in the camp.

12 And Yahoshua rose early in the morning and the priests took up the ark of Yah. 13 Then seven priests bearing seven trumpets of ram’s horns before the ark of Yah went on continually and blew with the trumpets. And the armed men went before them. But the rear guard came after the ark of Yah, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets. 14 And the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. so they did six days.

15 But it came to pass on the seventh day that they rose early, about the dawning of the day and marched around the city seven times in the same manner. On that day only they marched around the city seven times. 16 And the seventh time it happened, when the priests blew the trumpets, that Yahoshua said to the people, “Shout, for Yah has given you the city”! 17 Now the city shall be doomed by Yah to destruction, it and all who are in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in her house because she hid the messengers that we sent. 18 And you, by all means abstain from the accursed things, lest you become accursed when you take of the accursed things and make the camp of Ysrayl a curse and trouble it. 19 But all the silver and gold and vessels of bronze and iron are consecrated to Yah. They shall come into the treasury of Yah. 20 So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him and they took the city. 21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, ox and sheep and donkey with the edge of the sword.

22 But Yahoshua had said to the two men who had spied out the country. “Go into the harlot’s house and from there bring out the woman and all that she has, as you swore to her”. 23 And the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, her mother, her brothers and all that she had. So they brought out all her relatives and left them outside the camp of Ysrayl. 24 But they burned the city and all that was in it with fire. Only the silver and gold and the vessels of bronze and iron, they put into the treasury of the house of Yah. 25 And Yahoshua spared Rahab the harlot, her father’s household and all that she had. So she dwells in Ysrayl to this day because she hid the messengers whom Yahoshua sent to spy out Yericho.

26 Then Yahoshua charged them at that time saying: “Cursed be the man before Yah who rises up and builds this city Yericho. He shall lay its foundation with his firstborn and with his youngest he shall set up its gates”. 27 So Yah was with Yahoshua and his fame spread throughout all the country.

Joshua Chapter 3 and Chapter 4

Yahoshua Chapter 3: Ysrayl Crosses the Yordan River

1 Then Yahoshua rose early in the morning and they set out from Acacia Grove (Hebrew Shittim) and came to the Yordan, he and all the children of Ysrayl and lodged there before they crossed over. 2 So it was, after three days that the officers went through the camp. 3 And they commanded the people saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of Yah your Almighty and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. 4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before”. 5 And Yahoshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow Yah will do wonders among you”. 6 Then Yahoshua spoke to the priests saying, “Take up the ark of the covenant and cross over before the people”. So they took up the ark of the covenant and went before the people. 7 And Yah said to Yahoshua, “This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Ysrayl, that they may know that, as I was with Moshe, so I will be with you. 8 You shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant saying, “When you have come to the edge of the water of the Yordan, you shall stand in the Yordan”.

9 So Yahoshua said to the children of Ysrayl, “Come here and hear the words of Yah your Almighty”. 10 And Yahoshua said, “By this you shall know that the living Yah is among you and that He will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Hivites and the Perizzites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Yebusites. 11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of Yah of all the earth is crossing over before you into the Yordan. 12 Now therefore, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Ysrayl, one man from every tribe. 12 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of Yah, the Almighty of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Yordan, that the waters of the Yordan shall be cut off, the waters that come down from upstream and they shall stand as a heap”.

14 So it was, when the people set out from their camp to cross over the Yordan, with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people. 15 And as those who bore the ark came to the Yordan and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Yordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest)–16 That the waters which came down from upstream stood still and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the Sea of Arabah, the Salt Sea failed and were cut off and the people crossed over opposite Yericho. 17 Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of Yah stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Yordan and all Ysrayl crossed over on dry ground until all the people had crossed completely over the Yordan.

(Ysrayl crosses over ;Yah controls/troubles the waters compare to: Exodus 14, Joshua 3, Joshua 4:7-13, 18, Joshua 5:1, 2 Kings 2:8, 2 Kings 2:14, Psalm 106:9, Psalm 77:16, Psalm 107:33-35, Psalm 114:3-5, Isaiah 11:15-16, Isaiah 41:1, Yahoshua controlled the waters, Mattithyah 14:22-33, 2 Esdras 13:39-50, Revelation 12:16 the troops will be swallowed again while the children of Ysrayl flee on dry ground.

Yahoshua Chapter 4: The Twelve Remembrance Stones

1 And it came to pass, when all the people had completely crossed over the Yordan that Yah spoke to Yahoshua saying: 2 “Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from every tribe. 3 And command them saying: “Take for yourselves twelve stones from here, out of the midst of the Yordan, from the place where the priest’s feet stood firm. You shall carry them over with you and leave them in the lodging place where you lodge tonight”. 4 Then Yahoshua called twelve men whom he had appointed from the children of Ysrayl, one man from every tribe. 5 And Yahoshua said to them: “Cross over before the ark of Yah your Almighty into the midst of the Yordan and each one of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Ysrayl–6 That this may be a sign among you when your children ask in time to come saying: ” What do these stones mean to you?” 7 Then you shall answer them that the water of the Yordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of Yah when it crossed over the Yordan, the waters of the Yordan were cut off. And these stones shall be for a remembrance to the children of Ysrayl forever”.

8 And the children of Ysrayl did so, just as Yahoshua commanded and took up twelve stones from the midst of the Yordan, as Yah had spoken to Yahoshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Ysrayl and carried them over with them to the place where they lodged and laid them down there. 9 Then Yahoshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Yordan, in the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant stood and they are there to this day.

10 So the priests who bore the ark stood in the midst of the Yordan until evening was finished that Yah had commanded Yahoshua to speak to the people, according to all that Moshe had commanded Yahoshua and the people hurried and crossed over. 11 Then it came to pass, when all the people had completely crossed over, that the ark of Yah and the priests crossed over in the presence of the people. 12 And the men of Reuben, the men of Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh crossed over armed before the children of Ysrayl, as Moshe had spoken to them. 13 About forty thousand prepared for war crossed over before Yah for battle, to the plains of Yericho. 14 On that day Yah exalted Yahoshua in the sight of all Ysrayl and they feared him, as they had feared Moshe, all the days of his life.

15 Then Yah spoke to Yahoshua saying: 16 “Command the priests who bear the ark of the Testimony to come up from the Yordan” 17 Yahoshua therefore commanded the priests saying: “Come up from the Yordan”. 18 And it came to pass, when the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of Yah had come from the midst of the Yordan and the soles of the priest’s feet touched dry land, that the waters of the Yordan returned to their place and overflowed all its banks as before.

Ysrayl Sets Up Camp at Gilgal

19 Now the people came up from the Yordan  on the tenth day of the first month and they camped in Gilgal on the east border of Yericho. 20 And those twelve stones which they took out of the Yordan, Yahoshua set up in Gilgal. 21 Then he spoke to the children of Ysrayl saying: “When your children ask their fathers in time to come saying: “What are these stones”? 22 Then you shall let your children know saying: “Ysrayl crossed over this Yordan on dry land. 23 For Yah your Almighty dried up the waters of the Yordan before you until you had crossed over, as Yah your Almighty did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed over–24 That all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of Yah, that it is mighty, that you may fear Yah your Almighty forever”.

 

Olive Oil Soap

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This is my olive oil soap this morning. I shaved the other side down some. It had bumpy imperfections on the other side, I think because my hand stayed in one position as I poured it. Before commercial soap, no one cared so much on how it looked, so long as it worked. Homemade soap just looks different from the store’s version. This batch has no dye nor fragrance but that may change in the future. This soap has a light green, creamy beige-y appearance. Olive oil is very moisturizing.

Until Shiloh Comes

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Recently, I was reading about Shiloh. I have always wondered why Yahoshua is called Shiloh. Yahqob prophesied that Shiloh or Yahoshua would come in Genesis 49:10. The word Shiloh is a prophetic name for the Messiyah. Shiloh is thought to mean ‘peaceful one’ in Hebrew. It is thought to stem from similar words such as shalom and Shlomo (Solomon) which also refer to peace. Yahoshua is referred to as the Prince of Peace in Yesiyah 9:6 and the Bringer of Peace in Yesiyah 52:7.

Shiloh was ‘like a capitol city’ of Ysrayl before the temple was built in Jerusalem (Yahrusalim or Yahrushalom). Shiloh was situated north of Behyl, east of the Bethyl-Shechem Highway and south of Lebonah in the hill country territory of Ephraim (Judges 21:19). Yahoshua Ben Nun set up the tent of meeting in Shiloh (he is from the tribe of Ephraim) and there they cast lots for the inheritance (Joshua 18:1, 8-10, Joshua 19:51). It’s interesting that they would cast lots for their inheritance in Shiloh and Yahoshua’s garments, the Peaceful One’s garments were divided also.

Shiloh was the place of worship in 1 Shemuyah 1:3, Elkanah father of Shemuyah went yearly to Shiloh to worship and sacrifice to Yah. 1 Shemuyah 2:14, the Israylites went to Shiloh to worship. The ark of the covenant rested in Shiloh, 1 Shemuyah 4:3-4. Yah would reveal Himself to the prophet Shemuyah in Shiloh, 1 Shemuyah 3:21. Other places in scripture where Yah is dealing with Shiloh can be read in 1 Kings 2:27 and 1 Kings 14:2.

But In Psalm 78:60, David says that Yah forsook Shiloh the tent He had placed among men. The prophet Yeremiyah confirms this in Yeremiyah 7:12-15, that Yah removed His name from Shiloh Ephraim’s territory because of their wickedness. Also read Yeremiyah 26:6.

I’m not sure yet if the ark was moved to any cities in-between Shiloh and Jerusalem other than Kiryat Yearim (a city on the boundary of Yahudah and Benyamin tribes) but the ark was in the city of Kiriath Jearim (Kiryat Yearim) in 1 Shemuyah 7:1-2 (it was there at least 20 years). Then David moved the ark from Kiryat Yearim to Yahrusalim in 2 Chronicles 1:4.

Other script with Shiloh Joshua 22:9,12 and Yeremiyah 41:5.

 

 

My First Batch

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This is my first batch of lye soap! Sorry the room is so dark and the blinds were open as much as possible. I have 9.5 square bars here. The half bar I will probably use for samples. I didn’t like that it puddled in the middle but if it is still there after 6 months of curing then I will shave it off with a blade. Working with lye is every bit of dangerous as they say. I worked under a hood but the fumes still got to me and I was coughing. I even had on a nose-mouth guard. Next time, I will mix it outside. I need to get more supplies before I can make the next batch. My mom said her great aunt use to make it outside from wood ash. Her aunt lived on a farm. I bet she had all kinds of tips but she is not living anymore. Oh yeah, the soap is olive oil soap.

Joshua Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

The Book of Joshua is like an epilogue to the Torah. An epilogue is a closing section added to a novel or play providing further comment on what happened at the end or gives a conclusion to what has happened. Hoshea son of Nun, the assistant of Moshe was renamed Yahoshua Ben Nun in Numbers 13:8 and Numbers 13:16. The Hebrew word ‘Ben’ means son of and ‘Bhat’ means daughter of.  In English, this book is called Joshua. General Yahoshua Ben Nun was the first to bring the Children of Ysrayl into the land of Canaan and the Messiyah General Yahoshua Ben Yah will also bring the Children of Ysrayl into the promised land in the future. The name Yahoshua means Yah’s salvation or salvation from Yah or Yah saves, For He shall save His people, Mattithyah 1:21.

The Book of Yahoshua has two parts. In chapters 1-12, Yah helps Ysrayl capture many of the cities and towns of Canaan. Sometimes this help involved miracles. For example, in the battle of Yericho, Yah made the city walls collapse with the blow of the trumpets and their shouts (6:20). Later, in the battle of Gibeon, Yah made huge hailstones fall from the sky and crush the enemy soldiers. Then He made the sun stand still so the Israylites had a longer period of daylight to catch and kill as many of the enemy soldiers as possible before night came (10:1-15). The Books of Yahoshua 10:13 and 2 Shemuyah (Samuel) 1:18 both mention the Book of Jasher (Yasher). The Book of Yasher records the event of the sun and moon standing still in chapter 89:8.

But Yah refused to help Ysrayl if the people broke their agreement to worship only Him and to obey His commands. For example, in the battle of Ai, Ysrayl was defeated because one person broke Ysrayl’s agreement with Yah (7:1-12).

The second part of the book, chapters 13-24 describes how each tribe received its land. Ysrayl had captured territory east of the Yordan River. This land had already been promised to the tribes of Reuben, Gad and half Manasseh but they had to help the other tribes take over the rest of Canaan. The tribes of Yahudah, Ephraim and West Manasseh took over their sections of the land fairly quickly. Then the rest of the land was explored and divided into sections and Yah showed Yahoshua which sections to assign to each of the remaining tribes. But since the Levites were the special servants of Yah, they did not receive a large area of land like the other tribes. Instead, they were given towns scattered throughout the whole territory.

At the end of the book, Yahoshua made two speeches emphasizing how good Yah had been to the Israylites. Then Yahoshua gave them a challenge: Whom do you serve? Yah or the gods? Worship Yah, obey Him and always be faithful…but as for me and my house, we will serve Yah! (24:14-15).

Yahoshua Chapter 1: Yah’s Commission to Yahoshua

1 After the death of Moshe the servant of Yah, it came to pass that Yah spoke to Yahoshua Ben Nun, Moshe’s assistant saying: 2 “Moshe My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Yordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Ysrayl. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon, I have given you, as I said to Moshe. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life, as I was with Moshe, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moshe My servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth but you shall mediate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid nor be dismayed, for Yah your Almighty is with you wherever you go”.

The Order to Cross the Yordan: The Eastern Tribes Promise to Help

10 Then Yahoshua commanded the officers of the people saying: 11 “Pass through the camp and command the people saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Yordan, to go in to possess the land which Yah your Almighty is giving you to possess’.” 12 And to the Reubenites, the Gadites and half the tribe of Manasseh Yahoshua spoke saying: 13 “Remember the word which Moshe the servant of Yah commanded you saying, ‘Yah your Almighty is giving you rest and is giving you this land’. 14 Your wives, your little ones and your livestock shall remain in the land which Moshe gave you on this side of the Yordan. But you shall pass before your brothers armed, all your mighty men of valor and help them. 15 Until Yah has given your brothers rest, as He gave you and they also have taken possession of the land which Yah your Almighty is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and enjoy it, which Moshe Yah’s servant gave you on this side of the Yordan toward the sunrise. 16 So they answered Yahoshua saying, ‘All that you command us we will do and wherever you send us we will go. 17 Just as we heeded Moshe in all things, so we will heed you. Only Yah your Almighty be with you, as He was with Moshe. 18 Whoever rebels against your command and does not heed your words, in all that you command him shall be put to death. Only be strong and of good courage”.

Yahoshua Chapter 2: Rahab Hides the Israylite Spies

1 Now Yahoshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove (Hebrew Shittim) to spy secretly saying: “Go, view the land, especially Yericho”. So they went and came to the house of a harlot named Rahab and lodged there. 2 And it was told the king of Yericho saying, “Behold, men have come here tonight from the children of Ysrayl to search out the country”. 3 So the king of Yericho sent to Rahab saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the country”. 4 Then the woman took the two men and hid them. So she said, “Yes, the men came to me but I did not know where they were from”. 5 And it happened as the gate was being shut, when it was dark that the men went out. “Where the men went I do not know, pursue them quickly for you may overtake them”. 6 But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them with the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof. 7 Then the men pursued them by the road to the Yordan, to the fords. And as soon as those who pursued them had gone out, they shut the gate.

8 Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof. 9 And said to the men: “I know that Yah has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you. 10 For we have heard how Yah dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Yordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. 11 And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted. Neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for Yah your Power, He is Almighty in heaven above and on earth beneath. 12 Now therefore, I beg you, swear to me by Yah since I have shown you kindness, that you also will show kindness to my father’s house and give me a true token–13 And spare my father, my mother, my brothers, my sisters and all that they have and deliver our lives from death”. 14 So the men answered her, “Our lives for yours if none of you tell this business of ours. And it shall be, when Yah has given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with you”.

15 Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall. She dwelt on the wall. 16 And she said to them, “Get to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you. Hide there three days, until the pursuers have returned. Afterward, yo may go your way”. 17 So the men said to her, “We will be blameless of this oath of yours which you have made us swear–18 Unless, when we come into the land, you bind this line of scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down and unless you bring your father, your mother, your brothers and all your father’s household to your own home. 19 So it shall be that whoever goes outside the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his own head and we will be guiltless. And whoever is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head if a hand is laid on him. 20 And if you tell this business of ours, then we will be free from your oath which you made us swear”. 21 Then she said, “According to your words, so be it”. And she sent them away and they departed. And she bound the scarlet cord in the window.

22 They departed and went to the mountains and stayed there three days until the pursuers returned. The pursuers sought them all along the way but did not find them. 23 So the two men returned, descended from the mountain and crossed over and they came to Yahoshua Ben Nun and told him all that had befallen them. 24 And they said to Yahoshua, “Truly Yah has delivered all the land into our hands, for indeed all the inhabitants of the country are fainthearted because of us”.

 

 

 

 

Deuteronomy Chapter 33 and Chapter 34

Chapter 33: Moshe Blesses the Tribes of  Ysrayl For the Final Time

1 Now this is the blessing with which Moshe the man of Yah blessed the children of Ysrayl before his death. 2 And he said: “Yah came from Sinai and dawned on them from Seir. He shone forth from Mount Paran and He came with ten thousands of saints. From His right hand came a fiery law for them. 3 Yes, He loves the people. All His saints are in Your hand (Compare to Isaiah 49:16). They sit down at Your feet. Everyone receives Your words. 4 Moshe commanded a law for us, a heritage of the congregation of Yahqob. 5 And He was King of Yeshurun when the leaders of the people were gathered, all the tribes of Ysrayl together. 6 Let Reuben live and not die nor let his men be few. 7 And he said to Yahudah: Hear Yah, the voice of Yahudah and bring him to his people. Let his hands be sufficient for him and may You be a help against his enemies. 8 And of Levi he said: Let your Thummim and Your Urim be with Your qodesh one whom You tested at Massah and with whom You contended at the waters of Meribah. 9 Who says of his father and mother, ‘I have not seen them’. Nor did he acknowledge his brothers or know his own children. For they have observed Your word and kept Your covenant. 10 They shall teach Yahqob your judgments and Ysrayl Your law. They shall put incense before You and a whole burnt sacrifice on Your altar. 11 Bless his substance Yah and accept the work of his hands. Strike the loins of those who rise against him and of those who hate him, that they rise not again. 12 Of Benyamin he said: The beloved of Yah shall dwell in safety by Him who shelters him all the day long. And he shall dwell between His shoulders. 13 And of Yoseph he said: Blessed of the Most High is his land with the precious things of heaven, with the dew and the deep lying beneath”.

14 “With the precious fruits of the sun, with the precious produce of the months–15 With the best things of the ancient mountains, with the precious things of the everlasting hills –16 With the precious things of the earth and its fullness and the favor of Him who dwelt in the bush. Let the blessing come on the head of Yoseph and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers (Genesis 49:26). 17 His esteem is like a firstborn bull and his horns like the horns of the wild ox. Together with them He shall push the peoples to the ends of the earth. They are the ten thousands of Ephraim and they are the thousands of Manasseh. 18 And of Zebulon he said: Rejoice, Zebulon in your going out and Issachar in your tents! 19 They shall call the peoples to the mountain. There they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness. For they shall partake of the abundance of the seas and of treasures hidden in the sand”.

20 And of Gad he said: “Blessed is he who enlarges Gad. He dwells as a lion and tears the arm and the crown of his head. 21 He provided the first part for himself because a lawgiver’s portion was reserved there. He came with the heads of the people. He administered the justice of Yah and His judgment with Ysrayl. 22 And of Dan said: Dan is a lion’s welp. He shall leap from Bashan. 23 And of Naphtali he said: O Naphtali satisfied with favor and full of the blessing of Yah, possess the west and the south. 24 And of Asher he said: Asher is most blessed of sons. Let him be favored by his brothers and let him dip his foot in oil. 25 Your sandals shall be iron and bronze as your days, so shall your strength be”.

26 “There is no one like the Master of Yeshurun who rides the heavens to help you and in His excellency on the clouds. 27 The eternal Yah is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will thrust out the enemy from before you and will say, ‘Destroy’! 28 Then Ysrayl shall dwell in safety. The fountain of Yahqob alone, in a land of grain and new wine. His heavens shall also drop dew. 29 Happy are you, O Ysrayl! Who is like you, a people saved by Yah, the shield of your help and the sword of your majesty! Your enemies shall submit to you and you shall tread down their high places”.

Moshe Dies on Mount Nebo

1 Then Moshe went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah which is across from Yericho. And Yah showed him all the land of Gilead as far as Dan–2 All Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Yahudah as far as the Western Sea (That is, the Mediterranean)–3 The south and the plain of the Valley of Yericho, the city of palm trees as far as Zoar. 4 Then Yah said to him, ‘This is the land of which I swore to give Abraham, Yitzshaq and Yahqob saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants’. I have caused you to see it with your eyes but you shall not cross over there”.

5 “So Moshe the servant of Yah died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of Yah. 6 And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor but no one knows his grave to this day (See Jude 1:9). 7 Moshe was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished. 8 And the children of Ysrayl wept for Moshe in the plains of Moab thirty days. So the days of weeping and mourning for Moshe ended”.

9 “Now Yahoshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moshe had laid his hands on him (anointed). So the children of Ysrayl heeded him and did as Yah had commanded Moshe. 10 But since then there has not risen in Ysrayl a prophet like Moshe, whom Yah knew face to face. 11 In all the signs and wonders which Yah sent him to do in the land of Egypt, before Pharaoh, before all his servants and in all his land–12 And by all that mighty power and all the great terror which Moshe performed in the sight of all Ysrayl”.

*Yeshurun (Jeshurun) or Yesharim is from the Hebrew root word meaning upright or straight. Yeshurun refers to the people of Ysrayl. See Deuteronomy 32:15, Deuteronomy 33:4-5, Deuteronomy 33:26 and Isaiah 44:2.

 

Deuteronomy Chapter 31 and Chapter 32

 Chapter 31: Yah will Not Leave nor Forsake the Children of Ysrayl

1 Then Moshe went and spoke these words to all Ysrayl. 2 And he said to them: “I am one hundred and twenty years old today. I can no longer go out and come in. Also Yah has said to me, ‘You shall not cross over this Yordan’. 3 Yah your Almighty Himself crosses over before you. He will destroy these nations from before you and you shall dispossess them. Yahoshua himself crosses over before you, just as Yah has said. 4 And Yah will do to them as He did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites and their land, when He destroyed them. 5 Yah will give them over to you, that you may do to them according to every commandment which I have commanded you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them, for Yah your Almighty, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you”.

Yahoshua Ben Nun Is Chosen the New Leader of Ysrayl

7 Then Moshe called Yahoshua and said to him in the sight of all Ysrayl, “Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which Yah has sworn to their fathers to give them and you shall cause them to inherit it. 8 And Yah, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you. Do not fear nor be dismayed”.

The Law to Be Read Every Seven Years

9 So Moshe wrote this law and delivered it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the covenant of Yah and to all the elders of Ysrayl. 10 And Moshe commanded them saying, “At the end of every seven years, at the appointed time in the year of release, at the Feast of Tabernacles–11 When all Ysrayl comes to appear before Yah your Father in the place which He chooses, you shall read this law before all Ysrayl in their hearing. 12 Gather the people together, men and women and little ones and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear Yah your Almighty and carefully observe all the words of this law. 13 And that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear Yah your Almighty as long as you live in the land which you cross the Yordan to possess”.

Yahoshua Ben Nun Called to the Tabernacle to Stand Before Yah

14 Then Yah said to Moshe, “Behold, the days approach when you must die, call Yahoshua and present yourselves in the tabernacle of meeting that I may  command him”. So Moshe and Yahoshua went and presented themselves in the tabernacle of meeting. 15 Now Yah appeared at the tabernacle in a pillar of cloud and the pillar of cloud stood above the door of the tabernacle.

Prediction of Ysrayl’s Rebellion Against Yah

16 And Yah  said to Moshe: “Behold, you will rest with your fathers and this people will rise and play the harlot with the gods of the foreigners of the land, where they go to be among them and they will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then My anger shall be aroused against hem 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 befall them so that they will say in that day, ‘Have not these evils come upon us because our Yah is not among us’? 18 And I will surely hide My face in that day because of all the evil which they done, in that they have turned to the gods. 19 Now therefore, write down this song for yourselves and teach it to the children of Ysrayl. Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Ysrayl. 20 When I have brought them to the land flowing with milk and honey, of which I swore to their fathers and they have eaten and filled themselves and grown fat, then they will turn to the gods and serve them and they will provoke Me and break My covenant. 21 Then it shall be, when many evils and trouble have come upon them, that this song will testify against hem as a witness. For it will not be forgotten in the mouths of their descendants, for I know the inclination of their behavior today, even before I have brought them to the land of which I swore to give them”.

Moshe Writes the Song

22 Therefore Moshe wrote this song the same day and taught it to the children of Ysrayl. 23 Then he inaugurated Yahoshua the son of Nun and said, “Be strong and of good courage for you shall bring the children of Ysrayl into the land of which I swore to them and I will be with you”. 24 So it was when Moshe had completed writing the words of this law in a book, when they were finished–25 That Moshe commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of Yah saying: 26 Take this Book of the Law and put it beside the ark of the covenant of Yah your Almighty, that it may be there as a witness against you. 27 For I know your rebellion and your stiff neck. If today, while I am yet alive with you, you have been rebellious against Yah, then how much more after my death? 28 Gather to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call heaven and earth to witness against them. 29 For I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you. And evil will befall you in the latter days, because you will do evil in the sight of Yah to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands”. 30 Then Moshe spoke in the hearing of all the assembly of Ysrayl the words of this song until they were ended:

Chapter 32: The Song of Moshe: Prophesy: Heaven and Earth Will Be Witnesses Against Ysrayl

1 “Give ear, O heavens and I will speak. And hear, O earth the words of my mouth. 2 Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, as the raindrops on the tender herb and as showers on the grass. 3 For I proclaim the name of Yah: Ascribe the greatness of our Yah. 4 He is the Rock, His work is perfect. For all His ways are justice, a Power of truth and without injustice, righteous and upright is He. 5 They have corrupted themselves. They are not His children because of their blemish. A perverse and crooked generation. 6 Do you thus deal with Yah, O foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father, who bought you? Has He not made you and established you? 7 Remember the days old. Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father and he will show you. Your elders and they will tell you. 8 When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations. When He separated the sons of Adam, He set boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the children of Ysrayl. 9 For Yah’s portion is His people; Yahqob is the place of His inheritance. 10 He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness. He encircled him, He instructed him. He kept him as the apple of His eye. 11 As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings taking them up, carrying them on its wings–12 So Yah alone led him and there was no foreign god with him. 13 He made him ride in the heights of the earth that he might eat the produce of the fields. He made him draw honey from the rock and oil from the flinty rock. 14 Curds from the cattle and milk of the flock, with fat of lambs and rams of the breed Bashan and goats, with the choicest wheat and you drank wine, the blood of the grapes”.

Ysrayl Predicted to Sacrifice to Demons, Serve the Gods and Be Unmindful to Yah

15 “But Yeshurun grew fat and kicked. You grew fat, you grew thick. You are obese! Then he forsook Yah who made him and scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation. 16 They provoked Him to jealousy with the foreigner’s gods, with abominations they provoked Him to anger. 17 They sacrificed to demons, not to Yah. To gods they did not know, to new gods, new arrivals that your fathers did not fear. 18 Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful and have forgotten the Most High who fathered you”.

Yah Will Provoke Ysrayl to Jealousy as Ysrayl Provoked Yah to Jealousy

19 “And when Yah saw it, He spurned them because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters. 20 And He said: ‘I will hide My face from them. I will see what their end will be, for they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faith. 21 They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not Yah. They have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation. I will move them to anger by a foolish nation. 22 For a fire is kindled in My anger and shall burn to the lowest hell. It shall consume the earth with her increase and set on fire the foundations of the mountains”.

The Name of Ysrayl Predicted to Cease Among Men

23 I will heap disasters on them. I will spend My arrows on them. 24 They shall be wasted with hunger, devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction. I will also send against them the teeth of beasts, with the poison of serpents of the dust. 25 The sword shall destroy outside. There shall be terror within for the young man and virgin, the nursing child, with the man of gray hairs. 26 I would have said, ‘I will dash them in pieces. I will make the memory of them to cease from among men’. 27 Had I not feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should misunderstand. Lest they should say, ‘Our hand is high and it is not Yah who has done all this’.”

Yah is the only Rock

28 “For they are a nation void of counsel nor is there any understanding in them. 29 Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! 30 How could one chase a thousand and two put ten thousand to flight unless their Rock had sold them and Yah had surrendered them? 31 For their rock is not like our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. 32 For their vine is the vine of Sodom and of the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are grapes of gall. Their clusters are bitter. 33 Their wine is the poison of serpents and the cruel venom of cobras.”

Yah Will Judge Ysrayl: Yah will Avenge the Blood of His Servants: The Gentiles Will Rejoice With the Children of Ysrayl

34 “Is this not laid up in store with Me, sealed up among My treasures? 35 Vengeance is Mine and recompense. Their foot shall slip in due time. For the day of their calamity is at hand and the things to come hasten upon them. 36 For Yah will judge His people and have compassion on His servants when He sees that their power is gone and there is not one remaining, bond or free. 37 He will say: Where are their gods, the rock in which they sought refuge? 38 Who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them rise and help you and be your refuge. 39 Now see that I, even I, am He and there is no Power besides Me. I kill and I make alive. I wound and I heal. Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand. 40 For I raise My hand to heaven and say, ‘As I live forever’. 41 If I whet My glittering sword and My hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to My enemies and repay those who hate Me. 42 I will make My arrows drunk with blood and My sword shall devour flesh, with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the heads of the leaders of the enemy. 43 Rejoice, O Gentiles with His people (The Dead Sea Scrolls adds ‘and let the gods, angels worship Him’, compare to Hebrews 1:6 Yahoshua Ben Yah). For He will avenge the blood of His servants and render vengeance to His adversaries. He will provide atonement for His land and His people”.

The Word of Yah is Your Life: Teach His Word to Your Children

44 So Moshe came with Yahoshua Ben Nun (Hebrew Hoshea, compare to Numbers 13:8,16) and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people. 45 Moshe finished speaking all these words to all Ysrayl–46 And he said to them: “Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe–all the words of this law. 47 For it is not a futile thing for you because it is your life and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Yordan to possess”.

Prophesy: Moshe Will See the Promised Land: Moshe to Die on Mount Nebo

48 Then Yah spoke to Moshe that very same day saying: 49 “Go up this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, across from Yericho. View the land of Canaan which I give to the children of Ysrayl as a possession. 50 And die on the mountain which you ascend and be gathered to your people, just a Aharon your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people. 51 Because you trespassed against Me among the children of Ysrayl at the waters of Meribah Kadesh, in the Wilderness of Zin, because you did not esteem Me in the midst of the children of Ysrayl. 52 Yet you shall see the land before you, though you shall not go there, into the land which I am giving to the children of Ysrayl”.