Ki Tavo

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פָּרָשָׁה כִּי-תָבוֹא

Parashah Ki Tavo
"When you come"
D’varim 26:1-29:8

Jewish Man Reading Torah Scroll

This Week’s Portions

Torah

D’varim 26:1-29:8

Haftarah

Yesha‘yahu 60:1-22

Gospels

Lukas 23:26-56

Ketuvei HaShalichim

For Topical Reading

Romans 3:27-31
Ephesians 2:4-10
Ya'akov 2:14-26

For Sequential Reading

Acts 16-18

This week's commentary from First Fruits of Zion (Messianic)
This week's commentary from Aish.com (Rabbinical)
This week’s commentary from Hebrew4Christians.com (Christian)

Weekly Reading Schedule

Sunday

Review and meditate on
last week's Parashah

Monday

Rishon [1st]: 26:1-11
Sheni [2nd]: 26:12-15

Tuesday

Shlishi [3rd]: 26:16-19
R'vi'i [4th]: 27:1-10

Wednesday

Chamishi [5th]: 27:11-28:6
Shishi [6th]: 28:7-69

Thursday

Shvi'i [7th]: 29:1-5
Maftir [Concluding]: 29:6-9

Friday

Haftarah: Yesha'yahu 60:1-22

Ketuvei HaShalichim

(For Topical Reading)
Romans 3:27-31
Ephesians 2:4-10
Ya'akov 2:14-26
(For Sequential Reading)
Acts 16-18
Lukas 23:26-56


Torah

D’varim 26:1-29:8

The Blessing of the Torah
Aliya: (the one who “goes up” to read)  
Bar-khu et Adonai ham-vor-ack.
(Praise ADONAI Who is worthy to be praised.)
Barchu
Congregation:  
Ba-rookh Adonai ham-vor-ack ley-oh-lam vah-ed.
(Praise ADONAI Who is worthy to be praised for all eternity.)
Hahmvorahch
All:  
Ba-rookh Adonai ham-vor-ack ley-oh-lam vah-ed.
(Praise ADONAI Who is worthy to be praised for all eternity.)
 
Hahmvorahch
Ba-rookh ah-tah Adonai, Eh-lo-hay-noo
meh-lekh hah oh-lahm,
ah-sher ba-char ba-noo me-kol ha-ah­meem,
v’na-tahn lah-noo et torah-toe,
ba-rookh ah-tah Adonai, no-tane hah-torah.


Blessed are You, O Lord our God,
King of the Universe,
Who has chosen us from all peoples
and given us His Torah.
Blessed are You, O Lord, Giver of the Torah.

Click here to listen to this sung by
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Rishon [1st]: 26:1 It shall be, when you are come in to the land which ADONAI your God gives you for an inheritance, and possess it, and dwell therein, 2 that you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you shall bring in from your land that ADONAI your God gives you; and you shall put it in a basket, and shall go to the place which ADONAI your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there. 3 You shall come to the kohen who shall be in those days, and tell him, I profess this day to ADONAI your God, that I am come to the land which ADONAI swore to our fathers to give us. 4 The kohen shall take the basket out of your hand, and set it down before the altar of ADONAI your God.

26:5 You shall answer and say before Adonai your God, An Arammian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous. 6The Egyptians dealt ill with us, and afflicted us, and laid on us hard bondage: 26:7 and we cried to ADONAI, the God of our fathers, and ADONAI heard our voice, and saw our affliction, and our toil, and our oppression; 8and ADONAI brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terror, and with signs, and with wonders; 9 and he has brought us into this place, and has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10Now, behold, I have brought the first of the fruit of the ground, which you, ADONAI, have given me. You shall set it down before Adonai your God, and worship before ADONAI your God: 11 and you shall rejoice in all the good which ADONAI your God has given to you, and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the foreigner who is in the midst of you.

Sheni [2nd]: 12 When you have made an end of tithing all the tithe of your increase in the third year, which is the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the foreigner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within your gates, and be filled. 13 You shall say before ADONAI your God, I have put away the holy things out of my house, and also have given them to the Levite, and to the foreigner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all your mitzvot which you have commanded me: I have not transgressed any of your mitzvot, neither have I forgotten them: 14 I have not eaten of it in my mourning, neither have I put away of it, being unclean, nor given of it for the dead: I have listened to the voice of Adonai my God; I have done according to all that you have commanded me. 15 Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Yisra'el, and the ground which you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Shlishi [3rd]: 16 This day Adonai your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances: you shall therefore keep and do them with all your heart, and with all your soul. 17 You have declared ADONAI this day to be your God, and that you would walk in his ways, and keep his statutes, and his mitzvot, and his ordinances, and listen to his voice: 18 and ADONAI has declared you this day to be a people for his own possession, as he has promised you, and that you should keep all his mitzvot; 19 and to make you high above all nations that he has made, in praise, and in name, and in honor; and that you may be a holy people to ADONAI your God, as he has spoken.

R'vi'i [4th]: 27:1 Moshe and the elders of Yisra'el commanded the people, saying, Keep all the mitzvot which I command you this day. 2 It shall be on the day when you shall pass over the Yarden to the land which ADONAI your God gives you, that you shall set yourself up great stones, and plaster them with plaster: 3 and you shall write on them all the words of this law, when you are passed over; that you may go in to the land which ADONAI your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as ADONAI, the God of your fathers, has promised you. 4 It shall be, when you are passed over the Yarden, that you shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in Mount `Eval, and you shall plaster them with plaster. 5 There shall you build an altar to ADONAI your God, an altar of stones: you shall lift up no iron tool on them. 6 You shall build the altar of ADONAI your God of uncut stones; and you shall offer burnt offerings thereon to ADONAI your God: 7 and you shall sacrifice peace-offerings, and shall eat there; and you shall rejoice before Adonai your God. 8 You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

9 Moshe and the kohanim the Levites spoke to all Yisra'el, saying, Keep silence, and listen, Yisra'el: this day you are become the people of ADONAI your God. 10You shall therefore obey the voice of ADONAI your God, and do his mitzvot and his statutes, which I command you this day.

Chamishi [5th]: 11 Moshe charged the people the same day, saying, 12 These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you are passed over the Yarden: Shim`on, and Levi, and Yehudah, and Yissakhar, and Yosef, and Binyamin. 27:13 These shall stand on Mount `Eval for the curse: Re'uven, Gad, and Asher, and Zevulun, Dan, and Naftali. 14The Levites shall answer, and tell all the men of Yisra'el with a loud voice,

27:15 Cursed be the man who makes an engraved or molten image, an abomination to ADONAI, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret. All the people shall answer and say, Amein.

27:16 Cursed be he who sets light by his father or his mother. All the people shall say, Amein.

27:17 Cursed be he who removes his neighbor's landmark. All the people shall say, Amein.

27:18 Cursed be he who makes the blind to wander out of the way. All the people shall say, Amein.

27:19 Cursed be he who wrests the justice due to the foreigner, fatherless, and widow. All the people shall say, Amein.

27:20 Cursed be he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's skirt. All the people shall say, Amein.

27:21 Cursed be he who lies with any manner of animal. All the people shall say, Amein.

27:22 Cursed be he who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. All the people shall say, Amein.

27:23 Cursed be he who lies with his mother-in-law. All the people shall say, Amein.

27:24 Cursed be he who strikes his neighbor in secret. All the people shall say, Amein.

27:25 Cursed be he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person. All the people shall say, Amein.

27:26 Cursed be he who doesn't confirm the words of this law to do them. All the people shall say, Amein.

28:1 It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of ADONAI your God, to observe to do all his mitzvot which I command you this day, who ADONAI your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth: 2 and all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of ADONAI your God.

28:3 Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field.

28:4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your animals, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock.

28:5 Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough.

6 Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

Shishi [6th]: 7 ADONAI will cause your enemies who rise up against you to be struck before you: they shall come out against you one way, and shall flee before you seven ways.

28:8 ADONAI will command the blessing on you in your barns, and in all that you put your hand to; and he will bless you in the land which ADONAI your God gives you.

28:9 ADONAI will establish you for a holy people to himself, as he has sworn to you; if you shall keep the mitzvot of ADONAI your God, and walk in his ways. 10 All the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of Adonai; and they shall be afraid of you.

28:11 ADONAI will make you plenteous for good, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which ADONAI swore to your fathers to give you. 12 ADONAI will open to you his good treasure in the sky, to give the rain of your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shall lend to many nations, and you shall not borrow. 13 ADONAI will make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath; if you shall listen to the mmitzvot of ADONAI your God, which I command you this day, to observe and to do them, 28:14 and shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

28:15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of ADONAI your God, to observe to do all his mitzvot and his statutes which I command you this day, that all these curses shall come on you, and overtake you.

28:16 Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field.

28:17 Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough.

28:18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock.

28:19 Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.

28:20 ADONAI will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke, in all that you put your hand to do, until you are destroyed, and until you perish quickly; because of the evil of your doings, by which you have forsaken me.

28:21 ADONAI will make the pestilence cleave to you, until he have consumed you from off the land, where you go in to possess it. 22 ADONAI will strike you with consumption, and with fever, and with inflammation, and with fiery heat, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue you until you perish.

28:23 Your sky that is over your head shall be brass, and the earth that is under you shall be iron. 24ADONAI will make the rain of your land powder and dust: from the sky shall it come down on you, until you are destroyed.

28:25 ADONAI will cause you to be struck before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them, and shall flee seven ways before them: and you shall be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 Your dead body shall be food to all birds of the sky, and to the animals of the earth; and there shall be none to frighten them away.

28:27 ADONAI will strike you with the boil of Egypt, and with the tumors, and with the scurvy, and with the itch, of which you can not be healed. 28 ADONAI will strike you with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart; 29and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save you.

28:30 You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: you shall build a house, and you shall not dwell therein: you shall plant a vineyard, and shall not use the fruit of it. 31Your ox shall be slain before your eyes, and you shall not eat of it: your donkey shall be violently taken away from before your face, and shall not be restored to you: your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and you shall have none to save you. 32 Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people; and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day: and there shall be nothing in the power of your hand. 33 The fruit of your ground, and all your labors, shall a nation which you don't know eat up; and you shall be only oppressed and crushed always; 34so that you shall be mad for the sight of your eyes which you shall see. 28:35 ADONAI will strike you in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore boil, of which you can not be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head. 36ADONAI will bring you, and your king whom you shall set over you, to a nation that you have not known, you nor your fathers; and there shall you serve other gods, wood and stone. 37 You shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all the peoples where ADONAI shall lead you away.

28:38 You shall carry much seed out into the field, and shall gather little in; for the arbeh shall consume it. 39You shall plant vineyards and dress them, but you shall neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worm shall eat them. 40You shall have olive trees throughout all your borders, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olive shall cast its fruit. 28:41 You shall father sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours; for they shall go into captivity. 42All your trees and the fruit of your ground shall the arbeh possess.

28:43 The foreigner who is in the midst of you shall mount up above you higher and higher; and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

28:45 All these curses shall come on you, and shall pursue you, and overtake you, until you are destroyed; because you didn't listen to the voice of ADONAI your God, to keep his mitzvot and his statutes which he commanded you: 46 and they shall be on you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your seed forever. 47Because you didn't serve ADONAI your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, by reason of the abundance of all things; 48therefore shall you serve your enemies whom ADONAI shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron on your neck, until he have destroyed you. 49 ADONAI will bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as the eagle flies; a nation whose language you shall not understand; 50a nation of fierce facial expressions, that shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young, 51 and shall eat the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your ground, until you are destroyed; that also shall not leave you grain, new wine, or oil, the increase of your cattle, or the young of your flock, until they have caused you to perish. 52 They shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fortified walls come down, in which you trusted, throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land, which ADONAI your God has given you. 53 You shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, whom ADONAI your God has given you, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemies shall distress you. 54The man who is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children whom he has remaining; 55so that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat, because he has nothing left him, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy shall distress you in all your gates. 56The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, 57 and toward her young one who comes out from between her feet, and toward her children whom she shall bear; for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy shall distress you in your gates.

28:58 If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and fearful name, ADONAI YOUR God; 59then ADONAI will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of your seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. 60 He will bring on you again all the diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they shall cleave to you. 61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will ADONAI bring on you, until you are destroyed. 62You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of the sky for multitude; because you didn't listen to the voice of ADONAI your God.

28:63 It shall happen that as ADONAI rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you, so ADONAI will rejoice over you to cause you to perish, and to destroy you; and you shall be plucked from off the land where you go in to possess it. 64ADONAI will scatter you among all peoples, from the one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth; and there you shall serve other gods, which you have not known, you nor your fathers, even wood and stone. 65 Among these nations shall you find no ease, and there shall be no rest for the sole of your foot: but Adonai will give you there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and pining of soul; 66 and your life shall hang in doubt before you; and you shall fear night and day, and shall have no assurance of your life. 67 In the morning you shall say, Would it were even! and at even you shall say, Would it were morning! for the fear of your heart which you shall fear, and for the sight of your eyes which you shall see. 68 ADONAI will bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way of which I said to you, You shall see it no more again: and there you shall sell yourselves to your enemies for bondservants and for bondmaids, and no man shall buy you.

29:1 These are the words of the covenant which ADONAI commanded Moshe to make with the children of Yisra'el in the land of Mo'av, besides the covenant which he made with them in Chorev.

Shvi'i [7th]: 2 Moshe called to all Yisra'el, and said to them, You have seen all that ADONAI did before your eyes in the land of Egypt to Par`oh, and to all his servants, and to all his land; 3 the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs, and those great wonders: 4but ADONAI has not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day. 5 I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes have not grown old on you, and your shoe has not grown old on your foot. 6You have not eaten bread, neither have you drunk wine or strong drink; that you may know that I am ADONAI your God.

Maftir [concluding]: 7 When you came to this place, Sichon the king of Cheshbon, and `Og the king of Bashan, came out against us to battle, and we struck them: 8 and we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance to the Re'uveni, and to the Gadi, and to the half-tribe of the Manashshi. 9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.
 

The Blessing After Torah

Ba-rookh ah-tah Adonai, eh-lo-hay-noo
meh-lech hah-oh­lahm,
ah-sher nah-tahn la-noo toe-raht eh-met,
v’cha-yaye oh-lahm nah-tah b’toe-chay-noo.
Ba-rookh ah-tah Adonai,  no-tain ha-to-rah.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God,
King of the Universe,
Who has given us a Torah of truth,
and has planted eternal life in our midst.
Blessed are You, O Lord, Giver of the Torah.


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Haftarah

The Blessing of the Haftarah

Ba-rookh, ah-tah Adonai, eh-lo-hay-noo,
meh-lekh hah-oh­lahm,
ah-sher ba-khar been-vee-eem toe-veem,
v’rah-tzah b’deev­ray-hem,
ha-neh-eh-ma-reem, beh-eh-meht.

Ba-rookh ah-tah, Adonai,
ha-bo-char ba-to-rah,
oo-v’Mo-sheh ahv-doe, oo-v'yees­ra-ale ah-mo,
oo-veen-vee-aye hah-eh-met, vah-tzeh-dek.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God,
King of the Universe,
Who selected good prophets,
and was pleased with their words
which were spoken truthfully.

Blessed are You, O Lord,
Who chooses the Torah,
Your servant Moses, Your people Israel,
and prophets of truth and righteousness.


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Yesha‘yahu 60:1-22

1 Arise, shine;
for your light is come,
and the glory of ADONAI is risen on you.
2For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and gross darkness the peoples;
but ADONAI will arise on you,
and his glory shall be seen on you.
3Nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising.

4Lift up your eyes round about, and see:
they all gather themselves together, they come to you;
your sons shall come from far,
and your daughters shall be carried in the arms.

5 Then you shall see and be radiant,
and your heart shall thrill and be enlarged;
because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
6The multitude of camels shall cover you,
the dromedaries of Midyan and `Efah;
all they from Sheva shall come;
they shall bring gold and frankincense,
and shall proclaim the praises of ADONAI.
7All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you,
the rams of Nevayot shall minister to you;
they shall come up with acceptance on my altar;
and I will glorify the house of my glory.

8 Who are these who fly as a cloud,
and as the doves to their windows?

9Surely the isles shall wait for me,
and the ships of Tarshish first,
to bring your sons from far,
their silver and their gold with them,
for the name of ADONAI your God,
and for the Holy One of Yisra'el,
because he has glorified you.

10Foreigners shall build up your walls,
and their kings shall minister to you:
for in my wrath I struck you,
but in my favor have I had mercy on you.
11Your gates also shall be open continually;
they shall not be shut day nor night;
that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations,
and their kings led captive.

12For that nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish;
yes, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

13 The glory of Levanon shall come to you,
the fir tree, the pine, and the box tree together,
to beautify the place of my sanctuary;
and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

14The sons of those who afflicted you shall come bending to you;
and all those who despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet;
and they shall call you The city of ADONAI,
The Tziyon of the Holy One of Yisra'el.

15 Whereas you have been forsaken and hated,
so that no man passed through you,
I will make you an eternal excellency,
a joy of many generations.

16 You shall also suck the milk of the nations,
and shall suck the breast of kings;
and you shall know that I, ADONAI,
am your Savior, and your Redeemer,
the Mighty One of Ya`akov.

17 For brass I will bring gold,
and for iron I will bring silver,
and for wood brass, and for stones iron.
I will also make your officers shalom,
and righteousness your ruler.

18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land,
desolation nor destruction within your borders;
but you shall call your walls Salvation,
and your gates Praise.

19 The sun shall be no more your light by day;
neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you:
but ADONAI will be to you an everlasting light,
and your God your glory.

20Your sun shall no more go down,
neither shall your moon withdraw itself;
for ADONAI will be your everlasting light,
and the days of your mourning shall be ended.

21Your people also shall be all righteous;
they shall inherit the land forever,
the branch of my planting,
the work of my hands,
that I may be glorified.

22 The little one shall become a thousand,
and the small one a strong nation;
I, ADONAI, will hasten it in its time.

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Ketuvei HaShalichim
(Apostolic Writings)

The Blessing of the Ketuvei HaShalichim

Bah-rookh ah-tah Adonai, Eh-lo-hay-noo
meh-lekh hah-oh­lahm,
ah-shehr nah-tahn la-noo mah-she-ahch Yeshua,
v’ha-deeb­rote shell Ha-breet Ha-kha-da-shah,
ba-rookh ah-ta Adonai,
no­tain Hah-breet Hah-kha-da-shah.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God,
King of the Universe,
Who has given us Messiah Yeshua
and the commandments of the New Covenant.
Blessed are You, O Lord,
Giver of the New Covenant.


 

Gospel

Lukas 23:26–56

23:26When they led him away, they grabbed one Shim`on of Cyrene, coming from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it after Yeshua. 27A great multitude of the people followed him, including women who also mourned and lamented him. 28But Yeshua, turning to them, said, "Daughters of Yerushalayim, don't weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For behold, the days are coming in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.' 30Then they will begin to tell the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and tell the hills, 'Cover us.' 31For if they do these things in the green tree, what will be done in the dry?"

32There were also others, two criminals, led with him to be put to death. 33When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified him there with the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.

34Yeshua said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing."

Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots. 35The people stood watching. The rulers with them also scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others. Let him save himself, if this is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!"

36The soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar, 37and saying, "If you are the King of the Yehudim, save yourself!"

38An inscription was also written over him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: "THIS IS THE KING OF THE YEHUDIM."

39One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying, "If you are the Messiah, save yourself and us!"

40But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Don't you even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong." 42He said to Yeshua, "Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom."

43Yeshua said to him, "Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

44It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. 45The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46Yeshua, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" Having said this, he breathed his last.

47When the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous man." 48All the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts. 49All his acquaintances, and the women who followed with him from the Galil, stood at a distance, watching these things.

50Behold, a man named Yosef, who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man 51(he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Ramatayim, a city of the Yehudim, who was also waiting for the Kingdom of God: 52this man went to Pilate, and asked for Yeshua's body. 53He took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was cut in stone, where no one had ever been laid. 54It was the day of the Preparation, and the Shabbat was drawing near. 55The women, who had come with him out of the Galil, followed after, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid. 56They returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the Shabbat they rested according to the mitzvah.

Ketuvei

Romans 3:27-31

27 Where then is the boasting? It is excluded. By what manner of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. 28 We maintain therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of the law. 29Or is God the God of Yehudim only? Isn't he the God of Goyim also? Yes, of Goyim also, 30since indeed there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith, and the uncircumcised through faith. 31Do we then nullify the law through faith? May it never be! No, we establish the law.

Ephesians 2:4-10

4 But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Messiah (by grace you have been saved), 6and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Messiah Yeshua, 7 that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Messiah Yeshua; 8 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, that no one would boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.

Ya'akov 2:14-26

14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him? 15And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food, 16and one of you tells them, “Go in shalom, be warmed and filled;” and yet you didn’t give them the things the body needs, what good is it? 17Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself. 18Yes, a man will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.

19 You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder. 20But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead? 21Wasn’t Avraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Yitzchak his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected; 23and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Avraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;” and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith. 25In like manner wasn’t Rachav the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? 26For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.

The Blessing of the Messiah

Ba-rookh ah-tah Adonai Eh-lo-hay-noo,
meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm,
ah-sher keed-sha-noo beed-va-reh-khah
v'na-tahn la-noo et Yeshuah M'shee-khay-noo,
v'tzee-va-noo l'he-oat oar lah-oh-lahm.
O-mein.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God,
King of the Universe,
Who has sanctified us in Your Word,
and given us Yeshua, our Messiah,
and commanded us to be a light to the world.
Amen.


 

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