Pride Brings a Fall!!

Friday, March 5, 2010 TM

Shabbat Shalom Loved One!

Last week we discussed the Urim and Thummin and how all the stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel were laser stones and had potential for holograms among other forms of communications from Heaven. Here is a short reminder of their quality from Wikipedia. Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (LASER or laser) is a mechanism for emitting electromagnetic radiation, typically light or visible light, via the process of stimulated emission. The emitted laser light is (usually) a spatially coherent, narrow low-divergence beam, that can be manipulated with lenses. In laser technology, "coherent light" denotes a light source that produces (emits) light of in-step waves of identical frequency and phase. [1] The laser’s beam of coherent light differentiates it from light sources that emit incoherent light beams, of random phase varying with time and position. Laser light is generally a narrow-wavelength electromagnetic spectrum monochromatic light; yet, there are lasers that emit a broad spectrum of light, or emit different wavelengths of light simultaneously.

(Exo 28:15) “And you shall make a breastplate of right-ruling, a work of a skilled workman, like the work of the shoulder garment. Make it of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. (Exo 28:16) “It is square, doubled, a span its length, and a span its width. (Exo 28:17) “And you shall put settings of stones in it, four rows of stones: The first row is a ruby, a topaz, and an emerald; (Exo 28:18) and the second row is a turquoise, a sapphire, and a almond; (Exo 28:19) and the third row is a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; (Exo 28:20) and the fourth row is a beryl, and a shoham, and a jasper. They are set in gold settings. (Exo 28:21) “And the stones are according to the names of the sons of Yisra’ĕl, twelve according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, each one with its own name, for the twelve tribes.

Here are this week’s Torah Scriptures: Ki Tisa “When you number/elevate”

Exodus 30:11-34:35; 1 Kings 18:1-39; 1Corinthians 8:4-13;

1 Samuel Chapters 16, 17, And 18

Be sure you don’t make this oil or anything similar according to this word!

(Exo 30:11) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Exo 30:12) “When you take the census of the children of Yisra’ĕl, to register them, then each one shall give an atonement for his life to יהוה, when you register them, so that there is no plague among them when you register them. (Exo 30:13) “Everyone among those who are registered is to give this: half a sheqel according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, twenty gĕrahs being a sheqel. The half-sheqel is the contribution to יהוה. (Exo 30:14) “Everyone passing over is to be registered, from twenty years old and above, gives a contribution to יהוה. (Exo 30:15) “The rich does not give more and the poor does not give less than half a sheqel, when you give a contribution to יהוה, to make atonement for yourselves. (Exo 30:16) “And you shall take the silver for the atonement from the children of Yisra’ĕl, and give it for the service of the Tent of Meeting. And it shall be to the children of Yisra’ĕl for a remembrance before יהוה, to make atonement for yourselves.” (Exo 30:17) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Exo 30:18) “And you shall make a basin of bronze, with its stand also of bronze, for washing. And you shall put it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and shall put water in it. (Exo 30:19) “And Aharon and his sons shall wash from it their hands and their feet. (Exo 30:20) “When they go into the Tent of Meeting, or when they come near the altar to attend, to burn an offering made by fire to יהוה, they wash with water, lest they die. (Exo 30:21) “And they shall wash their hands and their feet, lest they die. And it shall be a law forever to them, to him and his seed throughout their generations.” (Exo 30:22) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Exo 30:23) “And take for yourself choice spices, five hundred sheqels of liquid myrrh, and half as much – two hundred and fifty – of sweet-smelling cinnamon, and two hundred and fifty of sweet-smelling cane, (Exo 30:24) and five hundred of cassia, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, and a hin of olive oil. (Exo 30:25) “And you shall make from these a set-apart anointing oil, a compound, blended, the work of a perfumer. It is a set-apart anointing oil. (Exo 30:26) “And with it you shall anoint the Tent of Meeting and the ark of the Witness, (Exo 30:27) and the table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense, (Exo 30:28) and the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin and its stand. (Exo 30:29) “And you shall set them apart, and they shall be most set-apart. Whatever touches them is to be set-apart. (Exo 30:30) “And you shall anoint Aharon and his sons, and set them apart, to serve as priests to me. (Exo 30:31) “And speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘This is a set-apart anointing oil to me throughout your generations. (Exo 30:32) ‘It shall not be poured on the flesh of a man, and make no other like it, according to its composition. It is set-apart; it is set-apart to you. (Exo 30:33) ‘Whoever compounds any like it, or whoever puts any of it on a stranger, shall be cut off from his people.’ ” (Exo 30:34) and יהוה said to Mosheh, “Take sweet spices, fragrant gum and cinnamon and galbanum, and clear frankincense with these sweet spices, all in equal amounts. (Exo 30:35) “Then you shall make of this incense, a compound, work of a perfumer, salted, clean, set-apart. (Exo 30:36) “And you shall beat some of it very fine, and put some of it before the Witness in the Tent of Meeting where I meet with you, it is most set-apart to you. (Exo 30:37) “And the incense which you make, do not make any for yourselves, according to its composition, it is set-apart to you for יהוה. (Exo 30:38) “Whoever makes any like it, to smell it, he shall be cut off from his people.” (Exo 31:1) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Exo 31:2) “See, I have called by name Betsal’ĕl son of Uri, son of Ḥur, of the tribe of Yehuḏah, (Exo 31:3) and I have filled him with the Spirit of Elohim in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all work, (Exo 31:4) to make designs for work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze, (Exo 31:5) and in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, and to work in all work. (Exo 31:6) “And I, look I have appointed with him Oholiaḇ son of Aḥisamaḵ, of the tribe of Dan. And I have put wisdom in the hearts of everyone who is wise-hearted, and they shall make all that I have commanded you: (Exo 31:7) the Tent of Meeting, and the ark of the Witness and the lid of atonement that is on it, and all the utensils of the Tent, (Exo 31:8) and the table and its utensils, and the clean gold lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of incense, (Exo 31:9) and the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin and its stand, (Exo 31:10) and the woven garments, and the set-apart garments for Aharon the priest and the garments of his sons, for serving as priests, (Exo 31:11) and the anointing oil and sweet incense for the Set-apart Place. According to all that I have commanded you, they are to do.”

Want to be sealed by YHWH with His sign forever? Let’s reason together! Look below and study Isaiah 58 and don’t do your own pleasure or even speak your own words on His set apart day- He still will put you to death-think maybe? Are you and I grafted into Israel by faith or not?

(Exo 31:12) And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, (Exo 31:13) “And you, speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign1 between Me and you throughout your generations, to know that I, יהוה, am setting you apart. Footnote: 1The only sign of יהוה setting us apart, the only sign of the everlasting covenant, is His Sabbaths, one of them being the seventh day Sabbath. This is repeated in Ezek. 20:12 & 20. (Exo 31:14) ‘And you shall guard the Sabbath, for it is set-apart to you. Everyone who profanes it shall certainly be put to death, for anyone who does work on it, that being shall be cut off from among his people. (Exo 31:15) ‘Six days work is done, and on the seventh is a Sabbath of rest, set-apart to יהוה. Everyone doing work on the Sabbath day shall certainly be put to death. (Exo 31:16) ‘The children of Yisra’ĕl shall guard the Sabbath; to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, as an everlasting covenant. (Exo 31:17) ‘Between Me and the children of Yisra’ĕl it is a sign forever. In six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’ ” (Exo 31:18) And when He had ended speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Mosheh two tablets of the Witness, tablets of stone, written with the finger of Elohim.

Maybe we should be patient and learn to o0bey YHWH? Can we make a comparison here about this “FEAST TO YHWH”? It appears that we should not say we are taking over pagan feast and celebrations for YHWH- It appears He does not approve- Yikes- there goes Christmas and Easter, and Lent and, and, and?

(Exo 32:1) And when the people saw that Mosheh was so long in coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aharon, and said to him, “Arise, make us mighty ones who go before us. For this Mosheh, the man who brought us up out of the land of Mitsrayim, we do not know what has become of him.” (Exo 32:2) And Aharon said to them, “Take off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” (Exo 32:3) “And all the people took off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aharon. (Exo 32:4) And he took this from their hand, and he formed it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. And they said, “This is your mighty one, O Yisra’ĕl, that brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim!” (Exo 32:5) And Aharon saw and built an altar before it. And Aharon called out and said, “Tomorrow is a festival to יהוה.” (Exo 32:6) And they rose early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings. And the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. (Exo 32:7) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Go, get down! Your people whom you brought out of the land of Mitsrayim have corrupted themselves. (Exo 32:8) “They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and have bowed themselves to it and slaughtered to it, and said, ‘This is your mighty one, O Yisra’ĕl, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim!’ ” (Exo 32:9) and יהוה said to Mosheh, “I have seen this people, and see, it is a stiff-necked people!

Seems YHWH is so displeased with learning pagan traditions and say we are worshipping Him He might desire to put the fire to us; if we too won’t REPENT! Moses intercedes for our fathers below unlike our shepherds- (Leaders who are mostly Pastors, Teachers, Prophets, and Evangelists today) whom He calls the “Drunk Shepherd’s of Ephraim!”

(Isa 28:1) Woes to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! (Isa 28:3) The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:

(Isa 56:10) His watchmen are blind, all of them know nothing. All of them are mute dogs unable to bark, Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;

(Isa 56:11) And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied. And they are shepherds who have no understanding; they have all turned to their own way, each one to his unjust gain, to the last one. (Isa 56:12) "Come," they say, "let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; and tomorrow will be like today, only more so."

Praise YHWH for a Shepherd like unto Moses (Yahshua)) who intercedes for His loved ones (US)!

(Exo 32:10) “And now, let me alone, that my wrath might burn against them and I consume them and I make of you a great nation.” (Exo 32:11) But Mosheh pleaded with יהוה his Elohim, and said, “יהוה, why does your wrath burn against your people whom You have brought out of the land of Mitsrayim with great power and with a strong hand? (Exo 32:12) “Why should the Mitsrites speak, and say, ‘For evil He brought them out to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from the heat of your wrath, and relent from this evil to your people. (Exo 32:13) “Remember Aḇraham, Yitsḥaq, and Yisra’ĕl, Your servants, to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, ‘I increase your seed like the stars of the heavens. And all this land that I have spoken of I give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.’ ” (Exo 32:14) and יהוה relented from the evil which He said He would do to His people. (Exo 32:15) And Mosheh turned and went down from the mountain, and in his hand were the two tablets of the Witness, tablets written on both their sides, written on the one and on the other. (Exo 32:16) And the tablets were the work of Elohim, and the writing was the writing of Elohim engraved on the tablets. (Exo 32:17) And Yehoshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted and he said to Mosheh, “A noise of battle in the camp!” (Exo 32:18) But he said, “It is not the sound of those who shout of might, nor is it the sound of those who cry out in weakness, but the sound of singing that I hear.” (Exo 32:19) And it came to be, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. And Mosheh’s displeasure burned, and he threw the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain. (Exo 32:20) And he took the calf which they had made, and burned it in the fire, and ground it into powder, and scattered it on the face of the water and made the children of Yisra’ĕl drink it. (Exo 32:21) And Mosheh said to Aharon, “What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them?”

Even Aaron, who formed the calf, now blames the people and not His own leadership! Here are the actions where Aaron’s disobedience and Levi’s obedience gives Levi the leadership and no longer the first born son!

(Exo 32:22) And Aharon said, “Do not let the displeasure of my master burn. You know the people that it is in evil. (Exo 32:23) “And they said to me, ‘Make us mighty ones who go before us. For this Mosheh, the man who brought us out of the land of Mitsrayim, we do not know what has become of him.’ (Exo 32:24) “And I said to them, ‘Whoever has gold, let them take it off.’ And they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and this calf came out.” (Exo 32:25) And Mosheh saw that the people were let loose, for Aharon had let them loose, to their shame among their enemies. (Exo 32:26) And Mosheh stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Who is for יהוה? Come to me.” And all the sons of Lĕwi gathered themselves to him. (Exo 32:27) And he said to them, “Thus said יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ĕl: ‘Each one put his sword on his side, pass over to and fro from gate to gate in the camp, and each one slay his brother, and each one his friend, and each one his relative.’ ” (Exo 32:28) And the sons of Lĕwi did according to the word of Mosheh. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day. (Exo 32:29) And Mosheh said, “You are ordained for יהוה today – since each one has been against his son and his brother – so as to bring upon you a blessing today.” (Exo 32:30) And it came to be on the next day that Mosheh said to the people, “You, you have sinned a great sin. And now I am going up to יהוה – if I might atone for your sin.” (Exo 32:31) And Mosheh returned to יהוה and said, “Oh, these people have sinned a great sin, and have made for themselves a mighty one of gold! (Exo 32:32) “And now, if you would forgive their sin, but if not, please blot me out of your book which you have written.” (Exo 32:33) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Whoever has sinned against me, I blot him out of my book. (Exo 32:34) “And now, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. See, my Messenger goes before you. And in the day of my visitation I shall visit their sin upon them.” (Exo 32:35) And יהוה plagued the people because they made the calf, which Aharon made. (Exo 33:1) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Come, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Mitsrayim, to the land of which I swore to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ, saying, ‘To your seed I give it.’ (Exo 33:2) “And I shall send My Messenger before you, and I shall drive out the Kenaʽanite and the Amorite and the Ḥittite and the Perizzite and the Ḥiwwite and the Yeḇusite, (Exo 33:3) to a land flowing with milk and honey. For I do not go up in your midst because you are a stiff-necked people, lest I consume you on the way.” (Exo 33:4) And when the people heard this evil word, they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments. (Exo 33:5) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Say to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. Should I go up in your midst for one moment I shall consume you. And now, take off your ornaments, and I shall know what to do to you.’ ” (Exo 33:6) So the children of Yisra’ĕl took off their ornaments at Mount Ḥorĕḇ. (Exo 33:7) And Mosheh took his tent and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the Tent of Meeting. And it came to be that everyone who sought יהוה went out to the Tent of Meeting which was outside the camp. (Exo 33:8) And it came to be, whenever Mosheh went out to the Tent, that all the people raised, and each man stood at his tent door and watched Mosheh until he entered the Tent.

YHWH spoke with Moses face to face whereas Sha’ul (Paul) says he saw Him dimly as in a mirror! Moses asked to see His glory and His goodness and mercy passed before Him!

(Exo 33:9) And it came to be, when Mosheh entered the Tent, that the column of cloud descended and stood at the door of the Tent, and He spoke with Mosheh. (Exo 33:10) And all the people saw the column of cloud standing at the Tent door, and all the people rose and bowed themselves, each one at the door of his tent. (Exo 33:11) Thus יהוה spoke to Mosheh face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Yehoshua son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the Tent. (Exo 33:12) And Mosheh said to יהוה, “See, you are saying to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But you have not made known to me whom you would send with me, though you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my eyes.’ (Exo 33:13) “And now, please, if I have found favor in your eyes, please show me your way, and let me know you, so that I find favor in your eyes. And consider that this nation is your people.” (Exo 33:14) And He said, “my presence does go, and I shall give you rest.” (Exo 33:15) And he said to Him, “If your presence is not going, do not lead us up from here. (Exo 33:16) “For how then shall it be known that I have found favor in your eyes, I and your people, except you go with us? Then we shall be distinguished, I and your people, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.” (Exo 33:17) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Even this word you have spoken I shall do, for you have found favor in my eyes, and I know you by name.” (Exo 33:18) Then he said, “Please, show me your esteem (glory).” (Exo 33:19) And He said, “I shall cause all my goodness to pass before you, and I shall proclaim the Name of יהוה before you. And I shall favor him whom I favor, and shall have compassion on him whom I have compassion.” (Exo 33:20) But He said, “You are unable to see my face, for no man does see me and live.” (Comment: So what did he see?) (Exo 33:21) And יהוה said, “See, there is a place with me! And you shall stand on the rock. (Exo 33:22) “And it shall be, while my esteem (glory) passes by, that I shall put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with my hand while I pass by. (Exo 33:23) “Then I shall take away my hand and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.” (Exo 34:1) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I shall write on these tablets the Words that were on the first tablets which you broke. (Exo 34:2) “And be ready in the morning. Then you shall come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself to me there on the top of the mountain. (Exo 34:3) “And let no man come up with you, and let no man be seen in the entire mountain, and let not even the flock or the herd feed in front of that mountain.” (Exo 34:4) And he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Mosheh rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as יהוה had commanded him, and he took two tablets of stone in his hand. (Exo 34:5) And יהוה came down in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the Name, יהוה.

NO such thing as “hidden” sin- He visits the punishment on the children 3 and 4 generations! We mistakenly thought there was such a thing as hidden sin.

(Exo 34:6) And יהוה passed before him and proclaimed, “יהוה, יהוה, an Ěl compassionate and showing favor, patient, and great in kindness and truth, (Exo 34:7) watching over kindness for thousands, forgiving crookedness and transgression and sin, but by no means leaving unpunished1, visiting the crookedness of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.” Footnote: 1This is confirmed in Num. 14:18, and in Jer. 30:11. (Exo 34:8) And Mosheh hurried and bowed himself toward the earth, and did obeisance, (Exo 34:9) and said, “If, now, I have found favor in your eyes, O יהוה, I pray, let יהוה go on in our midst, even though we are a stiff-necked people. And forgive our crookedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance.” (Exo 34:10) And He said, “See, I am making a covenant. Before all your people I am going to do wonders such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation. And all the people among whom you are shall see the work of יהוה. For what I am doing with you is awesome. (Exo 34:11) “Guard what I command you today. See, I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Kenaʽanite and the Ḥittite and the Perizzite and the Ḥiwwite and the Yeḇusite. (Exo 34:12) “Guard yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst.

Tear down all pagan altars (TRADITIONS)!

(Exo 34:13) “But break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and cut down their Ashĕrim – (Easter’s) (Exo 34:14) for you do not bow yourselves to another mighty one, for יהוה, whose Name is jealous, is a jealous Ěl – (Exo 34:15) lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they whore after their mighty ones, and slaughter to their mighty ones, and one of them invites you and you eat of his slaughterings, (Exo 34:16) and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters whore after their mighty ones, and make your sons whore after their mighty ones. (Exo 34:17) “Do not make a molded mighty one for yourselves.

Don’t keep their pagan tradition feast days- Keep His commanded Feasts! (We are even commanded to write the words of this Torah like Moses did!)

(Exo 34:18) “Guard the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the appointed time of the month of Aḇiḇ, because in the month of Aḇiḇ you came out from Mitsrayim. (Exo 34:19) “Everyone opening the womb is mine, and every male first-born among your livestock, whether bull or sheep. (Exo 34:20) “But the first-born of a donkey you ransom with a lamb. And if you do not ransom, then you shall break his neck. Every first-born of your sons you shall ransom. And they shall not appear before me empty-handed. (Exo 34:21) “Six days you work, but on the seventh day you rest – in plowing time and in harvest you rest. (Exo 34:22) “And perform the Festival of Weeks for yourself, of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year. (Exo 34:23) “Three times in the year all your men are to appear before the Master, יהוה, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, (Exo 34:24) for I dispossess nations before you, and shall enlarge your borders, and let no one covet your land when you go up to appear before יהוה your Elohim three times in the year. (Exo 34:25) “Do not offer the blood of my slaughtering with leaven, and do not let the slaughtering of the Festival of the Passover remain until morning. (Exo 34:26) “Bring the first of the first-fruits of your land to the House of יהוה your Elohim. Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.” (Exo 34:27) And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Write these Words, for according to the mouth of these Words I have made a covenant with you and with Yisra’ĕl.”

(Exo 34:28) And he was there with יהוה forty days and forty nights. He did not eat bread and he did not drink water. And He wrote on the tablets the Words of the covenant, the Ten Words. (Exo 34:29) And it came to be, when Mosheh came down from Mount Sinai, while the two tablets of the Witness were in Mosheh’s hand when he came down from the mountain, that Mosheh did not know that the skin of his face shone since he had spoken with Him. (Exo 34:30) And Aharon and all the children of Yisra’ĕl looked at Mosheh and saw the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. (Exo 34:31) But Mosheh called out to them, and Aharon and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him, and Mosheh spoke to them. (Exo 34:32) And afterward all the children of Yisra’ĕl came near, and he commanded them all that יהוה had spoken with him on Mount Sinai. (Exo 34:33) And when Mosheh ended speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. (Exo 34:34) But whenever Mosheh went in before יהוה to speak with Him, he would remove the veil until he came out. And when he came out he spoke to the children of Yisra’ĕl what he had been commanded, (Exo 34:35) and the children of Yisra’ĕl would see the face of Mosheh, that the skin of Mosheh’s face shone, and Mosheh would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.

Note that false worship (Baal’s etc) brings famine, starvation and lack!

(1Ki 18:1) And after many days it came to be that the word of יהוה came to Ěliyahu, in the third year, saying, “Go, present yourself to Aḥaḇ, and I give rain on the earth.” (1Ki 18:2) Thereupon Ěliyahu went to present himself to Aḥaḇ. And the scarcity of food in Shomeron was severe. (1Ki 18:3) And Aḥaḇ had called Oḇaḏyahu, who was over his house. Now Oḇaḏyahu feared יהוה exceedingly. (1Ki 18:4) And it came to be, while Izeḇel cut down the prophets of יהוה, that Oḇaḏyahu had taken one hundred prophets and hidden them, fifty to a cave, and had fed them with bread and water. (1Ki 18:5) And Aḥaḇ had said to Oḇaḏyahu, “Go into the land to all the springs of water and to all the wadis, it could be that we find grass to keep the horses and mules alive, and not have any livestock cut off. (1Ki 18:6) And they divided the land between them to pass over it, Aḥaḇ went one way by himself, and Oḇaḏyahu went another way by himself. (1Ki 18:7) And as Oḇaḏyahu was on his way, then see, Ěliyahu met him. And he recognised him, and fell on his face, and said, “Is that you, my master Ěliyahu?” (1Ki 18:8) And he answered him, “It is I. Go; say to your master, ‘Ěliyahu is here.’ ” (1Ki 18:9) and he said, “What have I sinned, that you are giving your servant into the hand of Aḥaḇ, to kill me? (1Ki 18:10) “As יהוה your Elohim lives, there is no nation or reign where my master has not sent to look for you. And when they said, ‘He is not here,’ he made the reign or nations swear that they could not find you. (1Ki 18:11) “And now you say, ‘Go, say to your master, “Ěliyahu is here” ’! (1Ki 18:12) “And it shall be, as soon as I am gone from you that the Spirit of יהוה takes you away to a place I do not know. And I shall come to report to Aḥaḇ, and when he does not find you, he shall kill me. But I your servant have feared יהוה from my youth. (1Ki 18:13) “Was it not reported to my master what I did when Izeḇel slew the prophets of יהוה, how I hid one hundred men of the prophets of יהוה, fifty to a cave, and fed them with bread and water? (1Ki 18:14) “And now you say, ‘go; say to your master, “Ěliyahu is here!” ’ Then he shall slay me.” (1Ki 18:15) And Ěliyahu said, “As יהוה of host’s lives, before whom I stand, I shall indeed show myself to him today.” (1Ki 18:16) Oḇaḏyahu then went to meet Aḥaḇ and informed him, and Aḥaḇ went to meet Ěliyahu.

YHWH uses Elijah to destroy 850 false prophets or prophets for profit! (Baal and Easter prophets) I spent a night on Mt Carmel and it is worthy of a visit!

(1Ki 18:17) And it came to be, when Aḥaḇ saw Ěliyahu, that Aḥaḇ said to him, “Is that you, O disturber of Yisra’ĕl?” (1Ki 18:18) And he answered, “I have not disturbed Yisra’ĕl, but you and your father’s house, in that you have forsaken the commands of יהוה, and you have followed the Baʽals. (1Ki 18:19) “And now, send and gather all Yisra’ĕl to me on Mount Karmel, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baʽal, and the four hundred prophets of Ashĕrah, who eat at Izeḇel’s table.” (1Ki 18:20) Aḥaḇ then sent for all the children of Yisra’ĕl, and gathered the prophets on Mount Karmel. (1Ki 18:21) And Ěliyahu came to all the people, and said, “How long would you keep hopping between two opinions? If יהוה is Elohim, follow Him; and if Baʽal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word. (1Ki 18:22) And Ěliyahu said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of יהוה, but the prophets of Baʽal are four hundred and fifty men. (1Ki 18:23) “Now let them give us two bulls. And let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, but set no fire. And I, I prepare the other bull, and shall lay it on the wood, but set no fire. (1Ki 18:24) “And you shall call on the name of your mighty one, and I, I call on the Name of יהוה. And the Elohim who answers by fire, He is Elohim.” So all the people answered and said, “The word is good.” (1Ki 18:25) And Ěliyahu said to the prophets of Baʽal, “Choose one bull for yourselves and prepare it first, for you are many. And call on the name of your mighty one, but set no fire.” (1Ki 18:26) So they took the bull which was given them, and prepared it, and called on the name of Baʽal from morning even until noon, saying, “O Baʽal, answer us!” But there was no voice and no one answered. And they leaped about the altar which they had made. (1Ki 18:27) And it came to be at noon, that Ěliyahu taunted them and said, “Cry aloud, for he is a mighty one; he is meditating, or he is busy, or he is on a journey, or it could be that he is asleep and has to be awakened!” (1Ki 18:28) And they cried aloud, and cut themselves, according to their ruling, with knives and spears, until the blood gushed out on them. (1Ki 18:29) And it came to be when midday was past that they prophesied until the time of bringing the evening offering. But there was no voice and no one answered, and no one paying attention. (1Ki 18:30) Then Ěliyahu said to all the people, “Come closer to me.” And all the people came closer to him. And he repaired the altar of יהוה that was broken down. (1Ki 18:31) And Ěliyahu took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Yaʽaqoḇ, to whom the word of יהוה had come, saying, “Yisra’ĕl is your name.” (1Ki 18:32) And with the stones he built an altar in the Name of יהוה. And he made a trench around the altar large enough to hold two seahs of seed. (1Ki 18:33) And he arranged the wood, and cut the bull in pieces, and laid it on the wood, and said, “Fill four jars with water, and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.” (1Ki 18:34) Then he said, “Do it a second time,” and they did it a second time. And he said, “Do it a third time,” and they did it a third time. (1Ki 18:35) And the water flowed around the altar, and he filled the trench with water too. (1Ki 18:36) And it came to be, at the time of bringing the evening offering, that Ěliyahu the prophet came near and said, “יהוה Elohim of Aḇraham, Yitsḥaq, and Yisra’ĕl, let it be known today: you are Elohim in Yisra’ĕl, and I your servant, have done all these matters by your word. (1Ki 18:37) “Answer me, O יהוה, answer me, and let this people know that you are יהוה Elohim, and you shall turn their hearts back to you again.” (1Ki 18:38) Then the fire of יהוה fell and consumed the burnt offering, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. (1Ki 18:39) And all the people saw, and fell on their faces, and said, “יהוה, He is the Elohim! יהוה, He is the Elohim!”

Know better? Don’t eat profaned “foods”!

(1Co 8:4) So then, concerning the eating of food offered to idols, we know that an idol is no matter at all in the world, and that there is no other Elohim but one. (1Co 8:5) For even if there are so-called mighty ones, whether in heaven or on earth – as there are many mighty ones and many masters – (1Co 8:6) for us there is one Elohim,1 the Father, from whom all came and for whom we live, and one Master יהושע Messiah, through whom all came and through whom we live. Footnote: 1Eph. 4:6, 1 Tim. 2:5, Mk. 12:32, 34. (1Co 8:7) However, not all have this knowledge. But some, being aware of the idol, until now eat it as having been offered to an idol, so their conscience, being weak, is defiled. (1Co 8:8) But food does not commend us to Elohim, for we are none the better if we eat, nor any worse for not eating. (1Co 8:9) But look to it, lest somehow this right of yours become a stumbling-block to those who are weak. (1Co 8:10) For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s place, shall not his conscience, if he is weak, be built up to eat food offered to idols? (1Co 8:11) So this weak brother, for whom Messiah died, shall perish through your knowledge! (1Co 8:12) Now sinning in this way against the brothers, and wounding their weak conscience, you sin against Messiah. (1Co 8:13) Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I am never again going to eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

YHWH picks a King for Israel- See the honor shown the prophet of YHWH

(1Sa 16:1) And יהוה said to Shemu’ĕl, “How long are you going to mourn for Sha’ul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Yisra’ĕl? Fill your horn with oil, and go, I am sending you to Yishai the Bĕyth Leḥemite. I have seen among his sons a sovereign for myself.” (1Sa 16:2) And Shemu’ĕl said, “How would I go? When Sha’ul hears it, he shall kill me.” And יהוה said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to slaughter to יהוה.’ (1Sa 16:3) “And you shall invite Yishai to the slaughtering, and then let me show you what to do. And you shall anoint for me the one I say to you.” (1Sa 16:4) And Shemu’ĕl did what יהוה said, and went to Bĕyth Leḥem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, “Do you come in peace?” (1Sa 16:5) And he said, “In peace. I have come to slaughter to יהוה. Set yourselves apart, and you shall come with me to the slaughtering.” And he set Yishai and his sons apart, and invited them to the slaughtering. (1Sa 16:6) And it came to be, when they came, that he saw Eliyaḇ and thought, “The anointed of יהוה is indeed before Him.” (1Sa 16:7) But יהוה said to Shemu’ĕl, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have refused him, for not as man sees, for man looks at the eyes, but יהוה looks at the heart.” (1Sa 16:8) Then Yishai called Aḇinaḏaḇ, and made him pass before Shemu’ĕl. And he said, “Neither has יהוה chosen this one.” (1Sa 16:9) Next Yishai made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has יהוה chosen this one.” (1Sa 16:10) And Yishai made seven of his sons pass before Shemu’ĕl. And Shemu’ĕl said to Yishai, “יהוה has not chosen these.” (1Sa 16:11) And Shemu’ĕl said to Yishai, “Are these all the young men?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and see, he is tending the sheep.” And Shemu’ĕl said to Yishai, “Send and bring him, for we do not turn round till he comes here.” (1Sa 16:12) And he sent and brought him in. And he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And יהוה said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is the one!” (1Sa 16:13) And Shemu’ĕl took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of יהוה came upon Dawiḏ from that day and onwards. And Shemu’ĕl arose and went to Ramah. (1Sa 16:14) And the Spirit of יהוה turned aside from Sha’ul, and an evil spirit from יהוה troubled him. (1Sa 16:15) And the servants of Sha’ul said to him, “Look, now, an evil spirit from Elohim is troubling you. (1Sa 16:16) “Please, let our master command your servants who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skilled player on the lyre. And it shall be that when the evil spirit from Elohim is upon you, that he shall play with his hand, and you are well.”

Worship still brings deliverance! Let’s make time for our own worship!

(1Sa 16:17) And Sha’ul said to his servants, “Please get me a man that plays well, and bring him to me.” (1Sa 16:18) And one of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Yishai the Bĕyth Leḥemite, who knows how to play, a brave one, and a man of battle, and skilled in words, and a handsome man. And יהוה is with him.” (1Sa 16:19) So Sha’ul sent messengers to Yishai, and said, “Send me your son Dawiḏ, who is with the sheep.” (1Sa 16:20) And Yishai took a donkey loaded with bread, and a skin of wine, and a young goat, and sent them by his son Dawiḏ to Sha’ul. (1Sa 16:21) And Dawiḏ came to Sha’ul and stood before him. And he loved him greatly, and he became his armor-bearer. (1Sa 16:22) Sha’ul therefore sent to Yishai, saying, “Please let Dawiḏ stand before me, for he has found favor in my eyes.” (1Sa 16:23) And it came to be, whenever the evil spirit from Elohim was upon Sha’ul, that Dawiḏ would take a lyre and play it with his hand. Then Sha’ul would become refreshed and well, and the evil spirit would leave him. 1Sa 17:1) And the Philistines had gathered their armies for battle, and came together at Soḵoh, which belongs to Yehuḏah, and encamped between Soḵoh and Azĕqah, in Ephes Dammim.

A cubit is approximately 18”- Ten foot tall opponent! We MUST learn to trust YHWH- not in our own power-we will soon be tested also! I have visited the Valley of Elah and we shall all soon visit our own valley of decision and whose report will we believe?

(1Sa 17:2) And Sha’ul and the men of Yisra’ĕl were gathered and encamped in the Valley of Ělah, and drew up in battle array to meet the Philistines. (1Sa 17:3) And the Philistines stood on a mountain on one side, and Yisra’ĕl stood on a mountain on the other side, with the valley between them. (1Sa 17:4) Then a champion came out from the camp of the Philistines, named Golyath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. (1Sa 17:5) And a bronze helmet was on his head, and he was armed with a scaled armor, and the weight of the coat was five thousand sheqels of bronze, (1Sa 17:6) and bronze shin guards on his legs and a bronze spear between his shoulders. (1Sa 17:7) And the wood of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his iron spearhead weighed six hundred sheqels, and a shield-bearer went before him. (1Sa 17:8) And he stood and shouted to the armies of Yisra’ĕl, and said to them, “Why have you come out to line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and you the servants of Sha’ul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. (1Sa 17:9) “If he is able to fight with me, and shall smite me, then we shall be your servants. But if I overcome him and shall smite him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.” (1Sa 17:10) Then the Philistine said, “This day I shall reproach the armies of Yisra’ĕl. Give me a man, and let us fight together.” (1Sa 17:11) And Sha’ul and all Yisra’ĕl heard these words of the Philistine, and they were broken down and in great fear. (1Sa 17:12) Now Dawiḏ was the son of that Ephrathite of Bĕyth Leḥem in Yehuḏah, whose name was Yishai, and he had eight sons, and in the days of Sha’ul the man was old among men. (1Sa 17:13) And the three oldest sons of Yishai went, they had gone to follow Sha’ul to the battle, and the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliyaḇ the first-born, and his second Aḇinaḏaḇ, and the third Shammah. (1Sa 17:14) And Dawiḏ was the youngest. And the three oldest followed Sha’ul, (1Sa 17:15) but Dawiḏ went and returned from Sha’ul to feed his father’s sheep at Bĕyth Leḥem. (1Sa 17:16) And for forty days the Philistine drew near, morning and evening, and took his stand. (1Sa 17:17) Then Yishai said to his son Dawiḏ, “Please take to your brothers an ĕphah of this dried grain and these ten loaves, and run to your brothers at the camp.

(1Sa 17:18) “And take these ten cheeses to the commander of the thousand, and see how your brothers are, and bring back news of them.” (1Sa 17:19) For Sha’ul and they and all the men of Yisra’ĕl were in the Valley of Ělah, fighting with the Philistines. (1Sa 17:20) And Dawiḏ rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a herdsman, and took and went as Yishai had commanded him. And he came to the camp as the army was going out to the fight, and they shouted for the battle. (1Sa 17:21) And Yisra’ĕl and the Philistines drew up in battle array, army against army. (1Sa 17:22) And Dawiḏ left his supplies in the hand of the keeper of the supplies, and ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers. (1Sa 17:23) And he was speaking with them and saw the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Golyath by name, coming up from the armies of the Philistines. And he spoke according to the same words, and Dawiḏ heard. (1Sa 17:24) And all the men of Yisra’ĕl, when they saw the man, ran from him and were in great fear.

(1Sa 17:25) And the men of Yisra’ĕl said, “Have you seen this man who has come up? He has come up to reproach Yisra’ĕl. And it shall be that the man who smites him, the sovereign is going to enrich him with great riches, and give him his daughter, and give his father’s house exemption in Yisra’ĕl.” (1Sa 17:26) And Dawiḏ spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who smites this Philistine and shall take away reproach from Yisra’ĕl? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should reproach the armies of the living Elohim?” (1Sa 17:27) And the people answered him according to this word, saying, “This is what is done for the man who smites him.” (1Sa 17:28) And Eliyaḇ his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men. And Eliyaḇ’s displeasure burned against Dawiḏ, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the evil of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.” (1Sa 17:29) And Dawiḏ said, “Now what have I done? Was it not but a word?” (1Sa 17:30) And he turned around from him toward another and said the same word. And these people answered him a word like the first word. (1Sa 17:31) And when the words which Dawiḏ spoke were heard, they reported them to Sha’ul, and he sent for him. (1Sa 17:32) And Dawiḏ said to Sha’ul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him, your servant is going, and shall fight with this Philistine.” (1Sa 17:33) And Sha’ul said to Dawiḏ, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he a man of battle from his youth.” (1Sa 17:34) Then Dawiḏ said to Sha’ul, “Your servant has been tending sheep for his father, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, (1Sa 17:35) I went out after it and smote it, and rescued it from its mouth. And when it rose against me, I caught it by its beard, and smote it and killed it. (1Sa 17:36) “Your servant has smitten both lion and bear. And this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, seeing he has reproached the armies of the living Elohim.” (1Sa 17:37) And Dawiḏ said, “יהוה, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He does deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Sha’ul said to Dawiḏ, “Go, and יהוה be with you!” (1Sa 17:38) And Sha’ul dressed Dawiḏ with his garments, and he put a bronze helmet on his head, and put a coat of armor on him. (1Sa 17:39) And Dawiḏ girded his sword over his garments, and began to go, but he had not tried them. Then Dawiḏ said to Sha’ul, “I am not able to go with these, for I have not tried them.” So Dawiḏ took them off. (1Sa 17:40) And he took his staff in his hand, and chose for himself five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine.

Let the enemy call on his gods and we shall call on the name of YHWH!

(1Sa 17:41) And the Philistine came, and began drawing near to Dawiḏ, and the man who bore the shield went before him. (1Sa 17:42) And when the Philistine looked about and saw Dawiḏ, he despised him, for he was a youth, and ruddy and good-looking. (1Sa 17:43) And the Philistine said to Dawiḏ, “Am I a dog that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed Dawiḏ by his mighty ones. (1Sa 17:44) And the Philistine said to Dawiḏ, “Come to me, and I give your flesh to the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the field!” (1Sa 17:45) But Dawiḏ said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a javelin, but I come to you in the Name of יהוה of hosts, the Elohim of the armies of Yisra’ĕl, whom you have reproached. (1Sa 17:46) “This day יהוה shall deliver you into my hand, and I shall smite you and take your head from you, and give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines today to the birds of the heavens and the wild beasts of the earth, so that all the earth know that Elohim is for Yisra’ĕl, (1Sa 17:47) and all this assembly know that יהוה does not save with sword and spear, for the battle belongs to יהוה, and He shall give you into our hands.” (1Sa 17:48) And it came to be, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet Dawiḏ that Dawiḏ hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. (1Sa 17:49) And Dawiḏ put his hand in his bag and took out a stone, and slung it and smote the Philistine on his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground. (1Sa 17:50) Thus Dawiḏ prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and smote the Philistine and killed him, and there was no sword in the hand of Dawiḏ. (1Sa 17:51) Then Dawiḏ ran and stood over the Philistine, and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. (1Sa 17:52) And the men of Yisra’ĕl and Yehuḏah arose and shouted, and pursued the Philistines as far as the entrance of the valley and to the gates of Eqron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell along the way to Shaʽarayim, even as far as Gath and Eqron. (1Sa 17:53) Then the children of Yisra’ĕl turned back from chasing the Philistines, and they plundered their camps. (1Sa 17:54) And Dawiḏ took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Yerushalayim, but he put his weapons in his tent. (1Sa 17:55) And when Sha’ul saw Dawiḏ going out against the Philistine, he said to Aḇnĕr, the commander of the army, “Aḇnĕr, whose son is this youth?” And Aḇnĕr said, “As your being lives, O sovereign, I do not know.” (1Sa 17:56) And the sovereign said, “Ask whose son this young man is.” (1Sa 17:57) And when Dawiḏ returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Aḇnĕr took him and brought him before Sha’ul with the head of the Philistine in his hand. (1Sa 17:58) And Sha’ul said to him, “Whose son are you, young man?” And Dawiḏ said, “The son of your servant Yishai the Bĕyth Leḥemite.”

Pride always brings a fall. (Pro 16:17) The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life. (Pro 16:18) Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. (Pro 16:19) It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.

(1Sa 18:1) And it came to be, when he had ended speaking to Sha’ul that the being of Yehonathan was knit to the being of Dawiḏ, and Yehonathan loved him as his own being. (1Sa 18:2) And Sha’ul took him that day, and would not let him return to his father’s house any more. (1Sa 18:3) And Yehonathan and Dawiḏ made a covenant, because he loved him as his own being. (1Sa 18:4) And Yehonathan took off the robe that was on him and gave it to Dawiḏ, and his garments, even to his sword and his bow and his girdle. (1Sa 18:5) And Dawiḏ went out wherever Sha’ul sent him. He acted wisely, and Sha’ul set him over the men of battle, and it was right in the eyes of all the people and also in the eyes of Sha’ul’s servants. (1Sa 18:6) And it came to be, as they came in, as Dawiḏ was returning from smiting the Philistine, that the women came out from all the cities of Yisra’ĕl, singing and dancing, to meet Sha’ul the sovereign with tambourines, with joy, and with musical instruments. (1Sa 18:7) And the women sang as they danced, and said, “Sha’ul smote his thousands, and Dawiḏ his ten thousands.” (1Sa 18:8) And Sha’ul was very wroth, and this matter was evil in his eyes, and he said, “To Dawiḏ they have given ten thousands, and to me they have given thousands. So what more for him, except the reign?” (1Sa 18:9) From that day on Sha’ul eyed Dawiḏ. (1Sa 18:10) And it came to be on the next day that an evil spirit from Elohim came upon Sha’ul, and he prophesied inside the house, while Dawiḏ was playing the lyre with his hand, as usual. And the spear was in the hand of Sha’ul. (1Sa 18:11) Then Sha’ul hurled the spear, for he said, “Let me smite Dawiḏ, even to the wall.” But twice Dawiḏ withdrew from his presence. (1Sa 18:12) And Sha’ul was afraid of Dawiḏ, because יהוה was with him, but from Sha’ul He had turned away. (1Sa 18:13) Sha’ul therefore removed him from his presence, and made him his commander over a thousand. And he went out and came in before the people. (1Sa 18:14) And Dawiḏ was acting wisely in all his ways, and יהוה was with him. (1Sa 18:15) And Sha’ul saw that he was acting very wisely, and was afraid of him. (1Sa 18:16) But all Yisra’ĕl and Yehuḏah loved Dawiḏ, as he went out and came in before them. (1Sa 18:17) And Sha’ul said to Dawiḏ, “See my older daughter Mĕraḇ! I give her to you as a wife. Only be brave for me, and fight the battles of יהוה.” For Sha’ul thought, “Let not my hand be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him.” (1Sa 18:18) And Dawiḏ said to Sha’ul, “Who am I, and what is my life or my father’s clan in Yisra’ĕl, that I should be son-in-law to the sovereign?” (1Sa 18:19) And it came to be at the time when Mĕraḇ, Sha’ul’s daughter, should have been given to Dawiḏ, that she was given to Aḏri’ĕl the Meḥolathite as a wife.

Watch Sha’ul’s curse. She did become a snare to King David! Concerning the double payment for the bride- I wonder who had to cut them off. Yikes.

(1Sa 18:20) And Miḵal, Sha’ul’s daughter, loved Dawiḏ. And they told Sha’ul, and the matter was right in his eyes. (1Sa 18:21) And Sha’ul said, “Let me give her to him and let her be a snare to him, and the hand of the Philistines be against him.” So Sha’ul said to Dawiḏ a second time, “Become my son-in-law today.” (1Sa 18:22) And Sha’ul commanded his servants, “Speak to Dawiḏ gently, and say, ‘See, the sovereign has delighted in you, and all his servants have loved you. And now, be the sovereign’s son-in-law!’ ” (1Sa 18:23) And the servants of Sha’ul spoke those words in the hearing of Dawiḏ. And Dawiḏ said, “Does it seem to you a small matter to be a sovereign’s son-in-law, seeing I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?” (1Sa 18:24) And the servants of Sha’ul told him, saying, “Dawiḏ has spoken according to these words.” (1Sa 18:25) And Sha’ul said, “Say to Dawiḏ, ‘The sovereign has no delight in any payment for the bride but one hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to take vengeance on the sovereign’s enemies.’ ” But Sha’ul intended to have Dawiḏ fall by the hand of the Philistines. (1Sa 18:26) And his servants declared these words to Dawiḏ, and it pleased Dawiḏ well to become the sovereign’s son-in-law. And the days had not expired, (1Sa 18:27) and Dawiḏ arose and went, he and his men, and smote two hundred men of the Philistines. And Dawiḏ brought their foreskins, and they set them before the sovereign, to become the sovereign’s son-in-law. And Sha’ul gave him Miḵal his daughter as a wife. (1Sa 18:28) And Sha’ul saw and knew that יהוה was with Dawiḏ, and Miḵal daughter of Sha’ul did love him. (1Sa 18:29) So then Sha’ul was still more afraid of Dawiḏ. And Sha’ul came to be an enemy of Dawiḏ all the days. (1Sa 18:30) And the princes of the Philistines went out to fight. And it came to be, whenever they went out, that Dawiḏ acted more wisely than all the servants of Sha’ul, so that his name came to be very precious.

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