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Posted by Cepher Publishing Group on Thursday, August 12, 2021

August 14, 2021 - August 20, 2021

7 Shiyshiy Chodesh (Elul) - 13 Shiyshiy Chodesh (Elul)
 
PARSHAT: Devariym (Deuteronomy) 29:10 - 30:20

Ye stand this day all of you before Yahuah Elohaykem; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Yashar’el, 11 Your little ones, your women, and your stranger that is in your camp, from the hewer of your wood unto the drawer of your water: 12 That you should enter into covenant with Yahuah Elohayka, and into his oath, which Yahuah Elohayka cuts with you this day: 13 That he may establish you today for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto you Elohiym, as he has said unto you, and as he has sworn unto your fathers, to Avraham, to Yitschaq, and to Ya`a­qov. 14 Neither with you only do I cut ־אתthis covenant and ־אתthis oath; 15 But with him ־אתthat stands here with us this day before Yahuah Elohaynu, and את also with him that is not here with us this day: 16 (For ye know את how we have dwelt in the land of Mits­rayim; and את how we came through the nations which ye passed by; 17 And ye have seen ־אתtheir abomina­tions, and את their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:) 18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from Yahuah Elohaynu, to go and serve ־אתthe elohai of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that bears gall and wormwood; 19 And it come to pass, when he hears ־אתthe words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagina­tion of my heart, to add drunkenness ־אתto thirst: 20 Yahuah will not spare him, but then the anger of Yahuah and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this cepher shall lie upon him, and Yahuah shall blot out ־אתhis name from under heaven.

21 And Yahuah shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Yashar’el, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this Cepher of the Torah: 22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see ־אתthe plagues of that land, and ־אתthe sicknesses which Yahuah has laid upon it; 23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor bears, nor any grass grows therein, like the overthrow of Cedom, and Amorah, Admah, and Tseviyiym, which Yahuah overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: 24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore has Yahuah done thus unto this land? what means the heat of this great anger? 25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken ־אתthe covenant of Yahuah Elohai of their fathers, which he cut with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Mitsrayim: 26 For they went and served other elohiym, and worshipped them, elohiym whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them: 27 And the anger of Yahuah was kindled against this land, to bring upon it ־אתall the curses that are written in this cepher: 28 And Yahuah rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day. 29 The secrets of Yahuah Elohaynu are given to his children and their sons forever and ever, that they may observe ־אתevery word of the Torah.

CHAPTER 30

AND it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, whither Yahuah Elohayka has driven you, 2 And shall return unto Yahuah Elohayka, and shall obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul; 3 That then Yahuah Elohayka will turn ־אתyour captivity, and have compassion upon you, and will return and gather you from all the nations, whither Yahuah Elohayka has scattered you. 4 If any of yours be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will Yahuah Elohayka gather you, and from thence will he fetch you: 5 And Yahuah Elohayka will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and he will do you good, and multiply you above your fathers. 6 And Yahuah Elohayka will circum­cise your heart,[1] and the heart of your seed, to love ־אתYahuah Elohayka with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live. 7 And Yahuah Elohayka will put את all these curses upon your enemies, and on them that hate you, which persecuted you. 8 And you shall return and obey the voice of Yahuah, and do ־אתall his command­ments which I command you this day. 9 And Yahuah Elohayka will make you plenteous in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your land, for good: for Yahuah will again rejoice over you for good, as he rejoiced over your fathers: 10 If you shall hearken unto the voice of Yahuah Elohayka, to guard his commandments and his statutes which are written in this Cepher of the Torah, and if you turn unto El־Yahuah Elohayka with all your heart, and with all your soul.

11 For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14 But the word is very nigh unto you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may do it.

15 See, I have set before you this day ־אתlife and ־אתgood, and ־אתdeath and ־אתevil; 16 In that I command you this day to love ־את Yahuah Elohayka, to walk in his ways, and to guard his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that you may live and multiply: and Yahuah Elohayka shall bless you in the land whither you go to possess it. 17 But if your heart turn away, so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other elohiym, and serve them; 18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither you pass over ־אתthe Yardan to go to possess it. 19 I call ־אתthe heavens and ־אתthe earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live: 20 That you may love את Yahuah Elohayka, and that you may obey his voice, and that you may cleave unto him: for he is your life, and the length of your days: that you may dwell in the land which Yahuah swore unto your fathers, to Avraham, to Yitschaq, and to Ya`aqov, to give them.

HAFTORAH: Yesha`yahu (Isaiah) 61:10 - 63:9

I will greatly rejoice in Yahuah, my soul shall be joyful in my Elohiym; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so Adonai Yahuah will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

CHAPTER 62

FOR Tsiyon’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Yeru­sha­layim's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and yeshu`ah[2] thereof as a lamp that burns. 2 And the other nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of Yahuah shall name. 3 You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of Yahuah, and a royal diadem in the hand of your Elohiym. 4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land anymore be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Chephtsiy־Bahh, and your land Be`ulah for Yahuah delights in you, and your land shall be married.

5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your Elohiym rejoice over you. 6 I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Yerushalayim, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of ־אתYahuah, keep not silence, 7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make ־אתYeru­shalayim a praise in the earth. 8 Yahuah has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give ־אתyour grain to be meat for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink your wine, for the which you have labored: 9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise ־אתYahuah; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.

10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 11 Behold, Yahuah has proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Tsiyon, Behold, your yeshu`ah comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of Yahuah: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

CHAPTER 63

WHO is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Botsrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. 2 Wherefore are you red in your apparel, and your garments like him that treads in the winefat? 3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in my anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. 4 For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. 5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. 6 And I will tread down the people in my anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

7 I will mention the loving­kindnesses of Yahuah, and the praises of Yahuah, according to all that Yahuah has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Yashar’el, which he has bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. 8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Savior. 9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bore them, and carried them all the days of old.

BESORAH: Luqas (Luke) 24:1-23

NOW on that one Shabbath, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3 And they entered in, and found not the body of Adonai Yahusha. 4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: את remember how he spoke unto you when he was yet in Galiyl, 7 Saying, The Son of A’dam must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 8 And they remembered his words, 9 And returned from the sepulchre, and את told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 It was Miryam of Migdal, and Yochanah, and Miryam the mother of Ya`aqov, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. 11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not. 12 Then arose Kepha, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Yemiym, which was from Yerushalayim about threescore stadion. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Yahusha himself drew near, and went with them. 16 But their eyes were held that they should not know him. 17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Are you only a stranger in Yerushalayim, and have not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? 19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Yahusha of Natsareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before Elohiym and all the people: 20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Yashar’el: and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done. 22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.

 

[1] Yovheliym (Jubilees) 1:24; Devariym (Deuteronomy) 10:16; Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 4:4.

[2] Salvation.

  • I am the א (Aleph) and the ת (Tav), the beginning and the ending, says Yahuah Elohiym, which is, and which was, and which is to come, Yahuah Tseva’oth.
    CHIZAYON (Revelation) 1:8
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  • For they shall behold the world which is now invisible to them and they shall behold the time which is now hidden from them: And time shall no longer age them.  
    BARUK SHENIY (2 Baruk) 51: 8-9
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  • Be ready to the reward of the Kingdom, for the everlasting light shall shine upon you forevermore.
    EZRA REVIY`IY (4 Ezra / 2 Esdras) 2:35
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  • Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; את eth-A blessing, if ye obey the command­ments of Yahuah Elohaykem, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of Yahuah Elohaykem, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other elohiym, which ye have not known. 
    DEVARIYM (Deuteronomy) 11:26-28
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  • For in six days Yahuah made את eth-the heavens and את eth-the earth, את eth-the sea, and את eth-all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yahuah blessed את eth-the day of Shabbath, and hallowed it.
    SHEMOTH (Exodus) 20:11
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  • In the beginning Elohiym created את eth the heavens and את eth the earth.
    BERE’SHIYTH (Genesis) 1:1
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  • How are you fallen from heaven, O Heylel, son of the howling morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!
    YESHA`YAHU (Isaiah) 14:12
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  • Behold, the days come, says Yahuah, that I will cut a Renewed Covenant with the את eth-house of Yashar'el, and with the את eth-house of Yahudah. 
    YIRMEYAHU (Jeremiah) 31:31
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  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with את eth Elohiym, and Elohiym was the Word.
    BESORAH YOCHANON (Gospel of John) 1:1
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  • For Yah so loved את eth-the world, that he gave את eth-his את eth-yachiyd, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    BESORAH YOCHANON (Gospel of John) 3:16
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  • He that has my commandments, and guards them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 
    BESORAH YOCHANON (Gospel of John) 14:21
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  • These are the feasts of Yahuah, even holy assemblies, which ye shall proclaim in their appointed times.
    VAYIQRA (Leviticus) 23:4
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  • And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name Yahusha: for he shall save his people from their sins.
    BESORAH MATTITHYAHU (Gospel of Matthew) 1:21
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  • Give us this day our daily את eth-bread. And forgive us our transgressions, as we forgive those who trans­gress against us. 
    BESORAH MATTITHYAHU (Gospel of Matthew) 6:11-12
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  • Yahuah bless you, and guard you: Yahuah make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: Yahuah lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. 
    BEMIDBAR (Numbers) 6:24-26
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  • That at the name of Yahusha every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Yahuah is Yahusha Ha'Mashiach, to the glory of Yah the Father.
    PHILIPPIYM (Philippians) 2:10-11
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  • YAHUAH is my Shep­herd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. 
    TEHILLIYM (Psalm) 23:1-2
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  • He that dwells in the secret place of El Elyon shall abide under the shadow of El Shaddai. I will say of Yahuah, He is my refuge and my fortress: my Elohiym; in him will I trust. 
    TEHILLIYM (Psalm) 91:1-2
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  • Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding calculate the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is χξς .
    CHIZAYON (Revelation) 13:18
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  • For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of Yah, which is in Yahusha Ha'Mashiach our Adonai.
    ROMAIYM (Romans) 8:38-39
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  • Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
     QORINTIYM RI’SHON (I Corinthians) 13:13
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  • Make the attempt, then, O tyrant; and if you put us to death for our faith, think not that you harm us by torturing us. For we through this ill treatment and endurance shall bear off the rewards of virtue. But you, for the wicked and despotic slaughter of us, shall, from the divine vengeance, endure eternal torture by fire.
    MAKKABIYM REVIY`IY (4 Maccabees) 9:7-9
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  • And at that time shall Miyka’el stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the cepher.
    DANIY'EL (Daniel) 9-12
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  • A great destruction therefore shall come upon all the earth; a deluge, a great destruction, shall take place in one year. This child which is born to your son shall survive on the earth, and his three sons shall be saved with him. When all mankind who are on the earth shall die, he shall be safe.
    CHANOK (Enoch) 105: 14-15
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  • And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out את eth-my Ruach upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
    YO’EL (Joel) 2:28
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