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Parasha 003 Lekh L’kha (Get yourself out) B’resheet (Gen) 12:1-17:27


Synopsis The promise of the Lord to His chosen people. As long as they walk in His ways and follow the rules He set up there will be shalom.


Theme & Message Avram is asked by God to leave his father’s house. A difficult choice to leave what you have known to an unknown but blessed life ahead. Sedom and `Amorah (Sodom & Gomorrah). To live between Beth El (House of God) and Ai (Heap of ruin) for Avram and Lot. The prophecy about Messiah. Messiah would be a priest and a King on the order of Malki-Tzedek (Melchizedek). Finally the Birth of Ishmael and the problems that caused.


Definitions –

H87  אברם  'abrâm BDB Definition: Abram = “exalted father” 1) original name of Abraham

Part of Speech: noun proper masculine


H3876  לוט  lôṭ BDB Definition: Lot = “covering” 1) son of Haran and Abraham’s nephew who settled in Sodom and was delivered from its destruction by God

Part of Speech: noun proper masculine


H2771 חרן  charan BDB Definition: Haran = “mountaineer” 1) a son of Caleb by his concubine Ephah (noun proper masculine)


H8297  שׂרי  śâray BDB Definition: Sarai = “princess” 1) original name of Sarah the wife of Abram or Abraham Part of Speech: noun proper feminine


H1008  בּית־אל  bêytḣ'êl BDB Definition: Bethel = “house of God”

1) ancient place and seat of worship in Ephraim on border of Benjamin, identified with Luz (former name) A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: from H1004 and H410


H5857  עיּת  /  עיּא  /  עי  ‛ay  /  ‛ayâ'  /  ‛ayâth BDB Definition: : Ai or Aija or Aiath or Hai = “heap of ruins” 1) a city lying east of Bethel and beside Bethaven near Jericho and the 2nd city taken on the invasion of Canaan


H5680  עברי ‛ibrîy BDB Definition:Hebrew = “one from beyond”

1) a designation of the patriarchs and the Israelites (noun proper)


H567  אמרי  'ĕmôrîy BDB Definition: Amorite = “a sayer” 1) one of the peoples of east Canaan and beyond the Jordan, dispossessed by the Israelite incursion from Egypt

Part of Speech: noun masculine collective


H812  אשׁכּל  'eshkôl BDB Definition: Eshcol = “cluster” 1) an area of Hebron, the valley of Eshcol


H4442  מלכּי־צדק  malkîẏtsedeq BDB Definition: Melchizedek = “my king is Sedek”

1) king of Salem and priest of the Most High God to whom Abram paid tithe after the battle he fought to free Lot; ‘the order of Melchizedek’ the order of the priesthood to which Christ belongs


H461  אליעזר  'ĕlîy‛ezer BDB Definition: Eliezer = “God is help” 1) Abraham’s Damascene servant 2) a son of Moses


H1834  דּרמשׂק  /  דּוּמשׂק  /  דּמּשׂק  dammeśeq  /  dûmeśeq  /  darmeśeq

BDB Definition:Damascus = “silent is the sackcloth weaver”

1) an ancient trading city, capital of Syria, located in the plain east of Hermon, 130 (205 kilometers) miles northeast of Jerusalem

Part of Speech: noun proper locative


H5697  עגלה  ‛eglâh BDB Definition:1) heifer

H5795  עז ‛êz  BDB Definition: 1) female goat, she-goat, goat, kid


H352  איל  'ayil BDB Definition: 1) ram


H6227  עשׁן  ‛âshân BDB Definition:1) smoke


H8574 תּנּוּר  tannûr BDB Definition:1) furnace, oven, fire-pot, (portable) stove


H1904  הגר  hâgâr BDB Definition: Hagar = “flight”

1) Sarah’s Egyptian slave girl, Abraham’s concubine, Ishmael’s mother


H6946  קדשׁ  qâdêsh BDB Definition: Kadesh = “holy”

1) a city in the extreme south of Judah


H1260  בּרד  bered BDB Definition: Bered = “hail”

1) a son or descendant of Ephraim (noun proper masculine)


H3458  ישׁמעאל  yishmâ‛ê'l  BDB Definition: Ishmael = “God will hear”

1) son of Abraham and Sarah’s handmaid Hagar and the progenitor of the Arabian peoples




B’resheet / GENESIS 12

In this chapter an account is given of the call of Avram/Abram to depart from his own country, with a promise of a divine blessing, Gen_12:1 of his obedience to it, Gen_12:4 of his journey through the land of Canaan, and of the Lord's appearance to him in it, and his promise of it to his seed, and of Avram's building altars in it, and calling on the name of the Lord, Gen_12:6 and of a famine there, which occasioned him to go into Egypt, Gen_12:10 where, through fear of being slain, he desired his wife to call herself his sister, Gen_12:11 and she being greatly admired by the Egyptians for her beauty, it went well with Abram for her sake, Gen_12:14 but the Egyptians were plagued because of her, who, when they understood she was Avram's wife, sent them both away, and all that belonged to them, Gen_12:17.


Gen 12:1  Now the LORD said to Avram, "Get out of your country, and from your relatives, and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you.

Gen 12:2  I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.

Gen 12:3  I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. In you will all of the families of the earth be blessed."


This is the promises of all promises. The one that will never be broken by God. The one that the so called church who preaches replacement theology has forgotten about. The Lord made this promise to Avram. The Lord made the covenant until Himself never to be broken.


Gen 12:5  Avram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother's son, all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls whom they had gotten in Charan, and they went forth to go into the land of Kena`an. Into the land of Kena`an they came.

Gen 12:6  Avram passed through the land to the place of Shekhem, to the oak of Moreh. The Kena`ani was then in the land.

VS 5: The souls that they had gathered; Those who not originally from Avram house went with him into the wilderness. Souls & Charan. Souls from the Mountain. Charan means Mountaineer. Avram had a covenant with the Lord and those who went with him became part of that covenant and blessing. The same way the Gentile who believe in the Jewish Messiah Yeshua/Jesus have that same blessing. See note in Brit Hadasha section.



Gen 12:7  The LORD appeared to Avram and said, "I will give this land to your seed." He built an altar there to the LORD, who appeared to him.

Gen 12:8  He left from there to the mountain on the east of Beit-El, and pitched his tent, having Beit-El on the west, and `Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.

It is interesting that after the Lord blesses Avram that he decides to leave Beth El. To settle in between Beit El and Ai. Beit El means “House of God”, and Ai means “Heap of Ruin”. Is this not a picture of the world always between these two house. When the blessing is right there.



Gen 12:11  It happened, when he had come near to enter Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, "See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman to look at.

Gen 12:12  It will happen, when the Egyptians will see you, that they will say, 'This is his wife.' They will kill me, but they will save you alive.

Gen 12:13  Please say that you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you."

Avram makes up a lie. He does not trust in the Lord. By lying all that are involved get hurt. Most assuredly Sari was violated in the house of Pharoh. Avram was selfish thinking only of himself instead of the wife who is under the man’s covering.

Gen 12:12  It will happen, when the Egyptians will see you, that they will say …Who were a lustful people, and whose eyes would soon be fastened upon, and be taken with the beauty of Sarai: that they shall say, this is his wife; this beautiful woman is such a man's wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive; so great a regard had they in those times, and even in Heathen countries, to the laws of marriage, that they chose rather to be guilty of murder than of adultery, though a lustful people; and therefore would, as Abram feared, take away his life, that it might be free and lawful for them to marry Sarai


Gen 12:16  He dealt well with Avram for her sake. He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

Gen 12:17  The LORD plagued Par`oh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Avram's wife.

Gen 12:18  Par`oh called Avram and said, "What is this that you have done to me? Why didn't you tell me that she was your wife?


Beauty got Avram in and favor with Pharaoh. The beauty of the wife that was given to Avram for his wife should have been a blessing to him. But instead of protecting that blessing Avram feared for himself. Man is supposed to be the protector of the weaker sex. But Avram showed his cowardness in this event. Many times a beautiful flower will be very poisonous if you don’t know how to handle it. 

Plagues. The Lord plagued Pharaoh - What these plagues were we know not. In the parallel case, Gen_20:18, all the females in the family of Abimelech, who had taken Sarah in nearly the same way, were made barren; possibly this might have been the case here; yet much more seems to be signified by the expression great plagues. Whatever these plagues were, it is evident they were understood by Pharaoh as proofs of the disapprobation of God; and, consequently, even at this time in Egypt there was some knowledge of the primitive and true religion

Deception…like having visa cards…debt…



B’resheet / GENESIS 13

This chapter gives an account of the return of Avram/Abram from Egypt to the land of Canaan, and to the same place in it he had been before, Gen_13:1 and of a strife between the herdsmen of Avram and Lot, and the occasion of it, Gen_13:5 which was composed by the prudent proposal of Avram, Gen_13:8 upon which they parted; Avram continued in Canaan, and Lot chose the plain of Jordan, and dwelt near Sodom, a place infamous for wickedness, Gen_13:10 after which the Lord renewed to Abram the grant of the land of Canaan to him, and to his seed, Gen_13:14 and then he removed to the plain of Mamre in Hebron, and there set up the worship of God, Gen_13:18.


Gen 13:2  Avram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.

Gen 13:3  He went on his journeys from the South even to Beit-El, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beit-El and `Ai,

Avram went into Egypt with nothing and left with abundance. Even though this was a trial that the Lord had put Avram through when you walk with God there will always be blessing at the end. But once again we see Avram taking his household to the place inbetween God’s house and Ruin.


Avram parked his house between God and a heap of ruins. Where are you building your house?



Gen 13:5  Lot also, who went with Avram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

Gen 13:6  The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together: for their substance was great, so that they could not live together.

Gen 13:7  There was a strife between the herdsmen of Avram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock: and the Kena`ani and the Perizzi lived in the land at that time.

Gen 13:8  Avram said to Lot, "Please, let there be no strife between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are relatives.

When the people under the leader do not have the vision there will be problems. It was not Avram and Lot who had problems. Avram and Lot had a good relationship. But the people who were working for them could not deal with the situation and began to fight. This is the same for the Church 1200 different denominations…why? Which one was Messiah? We need to follow in His footsteps so the flocks that are following our leading will not fight among one another.



Gen 13:12  Avram lived in the land of Kena`an, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sedom.

Gen 13:13  Now the men of Sedom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against the LORD.

Lot moved his house closer to evil instead of moving closer to the house of God. Avram allowed this to happen instead of being the covering over this young man. When a child is not ready to go into the wilderness it is out job as elders to guide that young person in the ways of God. By allowing Lot to go unsupervised Lot kept going to the flam like a moth.



Gen 13:14  The LORD said to Avram, after Lot was separated from him, "Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward,

Gen 13:15  for all the land which you see, I will give to you, and to your offspring forever.

Gen 13:16  I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then your seed may also be numbered.


The promise of the Lord to the followers of Him and the things of His house. Not pagan things that have been brought into what people think is of God…

Gen 13:14 - The LORD said to Avram, after Lot was separated from him,.... The Lord appeared unto him as he had before, and with an articulate voice spoke unto him, to comfort him upon the separation of his kinsman from him, and to renew the grant of the land of Canaan to him and his seed, and to assure him, that though Lot had chosen the most delightful and fruitful part of the country, yet it should not be an inheritance to him and his posterity, but the whole land should be Abraham's and his seed's.


Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art; being upon Mount Ephraim, between Bethel and Ai, see Gen_12:8; from whence his view of the land might be extended very far: northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward; the north of the land of Canaan was Mount Lebanon, the south of it Edom or Idumea, the east the plain and river of Jordan, the west the Mediterranean sea; and the word for "westward" here is "to the sea" (c); northward of it was Babylon, southward Egypt, eastward Arabia, and westward the Mediterranean sea.

B’resheet  /GENESIS 14

This chapter gives an account of a war that was waged, and a battle fought between four kings on one side, and five on the other, and of the occasion and issue of it, who were the first kings, and this the first battle the Scriptures speak of, Gen_14:1; Lot and his goods being taken and carried off, with those of Sodom, by the conquerors, Avram hearing of it armed his men, and pursued after them, and overtook and overcame them, and rescued Lot and his goods, with others, and returned, Gen_14:12; when he was met by the kings of Sodom and Salem, who congratulated him on his victory, Gen_14:17; and what passed between him, and those great personages, is related, Gen_14:20.


Gen 14:10  Now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits; and the kings of Sedom and `Amorah fled, and they fell there, and those who remained fled to the hills.

Gen 14:11  They took all the goods of Sedom and `Amorah, and all their food, and went their way.

Gen 14:12  They took Lot, Avram's brother's son, who lived in Sedom, and his goods, and departed.

Gen 14:13  One who had escaped came and told Avram, the Hebrew. Now he lived by the oaks of Mamre, the Amori, brother of Eshkol, and brother of `Aner; and these were allies of Avram.

Gen 14:14  When Avram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan.

We have here an account of the only military action we ever find Abram engaged in, and this he was prompted to, not by his avarice or ambition, but purely by a principle of charity; it was not to enrich himself, but to help his friend. Never was any military expedition undertaken, prosecuted, and finished, more honourably than this of Avram's.



Gen 14:17  The king of Sedom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Kedorla`omer and the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).

Gen 14:18  Malki-Tzedek king of Shalem brought out bread and wine: and he was Kohen of El `Elyon.

Gen 14:19  He blessed him, and said, "Blessed be Avram of El `Elyon, possessor of heaven and earth:

Gen 14:20  and blessed be El `Elyon, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." Avram gave him a tenth of all.


After getting Lot back and winning the war this King came. After doing what was right in the Lords eyes by going and getting his family member back from satan the King met Avram and brought him bread and wine. What did Messiah do at Pesach? Bread & wine.

Melchizedek= king of justice. Who he was. He was king of Salem and priest of the most high God; and other glorious things are said of him, Heb_7:1, Melchizedek type of Messiah the King-Priest. The type strictly applies to the priestly work of Messiah in resurrection, since Melchizedek presents only the memorials of sacrifice, bread and wine. "After the order of Melchizedek" (Heb_6:20) refers to the royal authority and unending duration of Christ's high priesthood (Heb_7:23); (Heb_7:24). The Aaronic priesthood was often interrupted by death. Messiah is a priest after the order of Melchizedek, as King of righteousness, King of peace; (Isa_11:4-9); (Heb_7:2) and in the endlessness of his priesthood; but the Aaronic priesthood typifies His priestly work. Most high God 2 "Most high," or "most high God" (Hebrew, El Elyon). "Elyon means simply "highest."



B’resheet / GENESIS 15

This chapter informs us of a gracious appearance of God to Avram, and of a kind promise made unto him, Gen_15:1; of Avram's request for an heir, Gen_15:2; of an answer to it, that he should have one, and even a numberless seed, Gen_15:4; which he gave credit to, Gen_15:6; upon which he has a fresh promise of the land of Canaan, Gen_15:7; of his inheriting of which he desires a sign, and this was given him, Gen_15:8; and at the same time it was predicted to him how long his posterity should be afflicted in a land not theirs, and afterwards come out with great substance, Gen_15:13; and the grant of the land of Canaan to his seed is renewed, Gen_15:17.


Gen 15:1  After these things the word of the LORD came to Avram in a vision, saying, "Don't be afraid, Avram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward."

Gen 15:2  Avram said, "Lord GOD, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and he who will inherit my estate is Eli`ezer of Damascus?"

Gen 15:3  Avram said, "Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, behold, one born in my house is my heir."

Gen 15:4  Behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "This man will not be your heir, but he who will come forth out of your own body will be your heir."

The Lord is giving a promise. Sometime the promise takes us a while to receive it. Avram had a good question for the Lord. It is OK to question the Lord with respect and reverence. Remember He is our Father. The lord made a promise to Avram and his house back in Gen. 12:3 and the Lord will never forget that promise. It is an interesting foreshadow of the problem to come even to this day of the ones from Damascus.



Gen 15:5  The LORD brought him outside, and said, "Look now toward the sky, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." He said to Avram, "So shall your seed be."

The Lord reiterates the promise concerning the seed. As he had commanded him to view the land, and see in its dust the emblem of the multitude that would spring from him, so now, with a sublime simplicity of practical illustration, he brings him forth to contemplate the stars, and challenges him to tell their number, if he can; adding, “So shall thy seed be.” He that made all these out of nothing, by the word of his power, is able to fulfill his promise, and multiply the seed of Avram and Sarai. Here, we perceive, the vision does not interfere with the notice of the sensible world, so far as is necessary Dan_10:7; Joh_12:29.



Gen 15:9  He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Gen 15:10  He brought him all of these, and divided them in the middle, and laid each half opposite the other; but he didn't divide the birds.

Gen 15:11  The birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Avram drove them away.

How long was Messiah’s ministry on earth? 3.5 years. The custom at that time in cutting the animals in half was down the middle not top and bottom.

Avram might know that he, that is, his seed, should inherit the land of Canaan; for the whole of this is an emblem of the state and condition of his posterity, until they should enter into that land: wherefore he is ordered to "take" out of his herds and flocks this and the following creatures, which were used in sacrifice before the ceremonial law was given, as well as under it; and the distinction of creatures for sacrifice, though not for food, was known as early, as appears from Gen_8:20; hence Onkelos renders the phrase, "offer before me"; and the Targum of Jonathan is,"take unto me oblations, and offer before me. ''Though this difference is to be observed, that the Levitical law required creatures of a year old only to be offered; whereas these were three years old, because they are then at their full growth, and in their full strength and greatest perfection; and such were used among the Heathens for sacrifice; so Lucian (h) represents Ganymedes as proposing to Jupiter, that if he would let her go she would offer a ram of three years old: but it should be remarked, that these creatures here were not taken merely for sacrifice, nor is there any mention made of their being offered; though it is probable they might be offered after they had answered the principal end, which was to be a sign, whereby Abram might know that his seed should inherit the land; but the intention of God was, that as by them Avram's seed might be taught what sort of creatures they were to offer for their sins.



Gen 15:12  When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Avram. Now terror and great darkness fell on him.

Gen 15:13  He said to Avram, "Know for sure that your seed will live as foreigners in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them. They will afflict them four hundred years.

He had a nightmare? Foreshadow of the bondage in Egypt. Showing that we would be servants to other because our walk was far from the Lords ways.


Gen 15:17  It came to pass that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.

Gen 15:18  In that day the LORD made a covenant with Avram, saying, "To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Perat:

Here is the Lord making the covenant with His servant Avram. The Lord is the only one that walks the covenant so it can not be broken. The Lord does not break promises. And a burning lamp, that passed between those pieces; or a lamp of fire; an emblem of the Shechinah, or majesty of God, who afterwards appeared in a pillar of fire before the Israelites in the wilderness, after their deliverance out of Egypt, and when their salvation went forth as a lamp that burneth, of which this was a token: this burning lamp passed between the pieces of the heifer, goat, and ram, that Avram had divided in the midst, as was usually done when covenants were made, see Jer_34:18; and here God made a covenant with Avram, as appears from Gen_15:18; and, as a confirmation of it, passed between the pieces in a lamp of fire, showing that he was and would be the light and salvation of his people, Abram's seed, and an avenger of their enemies; only God passed between the pieces, not Avram, this covenant being as others God makes with men, only on one side; God, in covenanting with men, promises and gives something unto them, but men give nothing to him, but receive from him, as was the case between God and Avram: however, it is very probable, that this lamp of fire consumed the pieces, in like manner as fire from heaven used to fall upon and consume the sacrifices, in token of God's acceptance of them.


B’resheet / GENESIS 16

This chapter gives an account of Avram's marrying his maid, at the instance of his wife Sarai, Gen_16:1, who, upon conceiving, despised her mistress; of which complaint is made to Avram, who leaving his maid to his wife, to deal with her as she pleased, dealt harshly by her, and therefore fled from her, Gen_16:4; when she was met by an angel, who advised her to return and submit herself to her mistress, and told her, her seed would be greatly multiplied, gave a name to the child she went with, and described his temper and disposition, Gen_16:7; and then we have the name of God that spoke to her, and of the place where the discourse passed between them, Gen_16:13; and the chapter is concluded with the birth of Ishmael, and the age of Abram at his birth, Gen_16:15.


Gen 16:1  Now Sarai, Avram's wife, bore him no children. She had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

Gen 16:2  Sarai said to Avram, "See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing. Please go in to my handmaid. It may be that I will obtain children by her." Avram listened to the voice of Sarai.

Gen 16:3  Sarai, Avram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, after Avram had lived ten years in the land of Kena`an, and gave her to Avram her husband to be his wife.

This chapter gives an account of Abram's marrying his maid, at the instance of his wife Sarai, Gen_16:1, who, upon conceiving, despised her mistress; of which complaint is made to Abram, who leaving his maid to his wife, to deal with her as she pleased, dealt harshly by her, and therefore fled from her, Gen_16:4; when she was met by an angel, who advised her to return and submit herself to her mistress, and told her seed would be greatly multiplied, gave a name to the child she went with, and described his temper and disposition, Gen_16:7; and then we have the name of God that spoke to her, and of the place where the discourse passed between them, Gen_16:13; and the chapter is concluded with the birth of Ishmael, and the age of Abram at his birth, Gen_16:15.

Vs. 1 Sarai does not listen to the voice of God and His promise. This is the second time we see a woman not following through with the promise of God. Chavah/Eve being the first one. Chavah bit the fruit Adam followed her instead of what God had told Him. Sarai  does the same thing. To this day the Jews and Arabs are still fighting. The Jews are the children Isaac and the Arabs are the children of this mistake by Avram with Hagar.



Gen 16:4  He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

Sarai did not listen to the promise of God. But than got mad when Hagar got pregnant. You can see inside her heart Sarai thought is was Avram’s fault that she had no children. In that day it was thought that it was the woman fault if there was no children. That is why she went and got Avram Hagar.



Gen 16:7  The angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Gen 16:8  He said, "Hagar, Sarai's handmaid, where did you come from? Where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai."

Gen 16:9  The angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands."

Gen 16:10  The angel of the LORD said to her, "I will greatly multiply your seed, that they will not be numbered for multitude."

Gen 16:11  The angel of the LORD said to her, "Behold, you are with child, and will bear a son. You shall call his name Yishma'el, because the LORD has heard your affliction.

Gen 16:12  He will be like a wild donkey among men. His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him. He will live opposite all of his brothers."

Gen 16:13  She called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees," for she said, "Have I even stayed alive after seeing him?"

Gen 16:14  Therefore the well was called Be'er-Lachai-Ro'i. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Vs. 13 Yahovah Raafa, the Lord who sees. The Lord knows all things. Hagar did nothing wrong to deserve this. She was obedient to her master. The Lord blesses her for being obedient. But we see what the Lord says “He will be as a wild donkey” to this day that is the case.



Gen 16:15  Hagar bore a son for Avram. Avram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Yishma'el.

See definition above.


B’resheet / GENESIS 17

This chapter treats of a covenant made with Avram, sometimes called the covenant of circumcision, the time when God appeared to him, and promised to make it, and did, Gen_17:1; the particulars of it, both with respect to himself, whose name was now changed, and to his posterity, Gen_17:4; the token of it, circumcision, the time of its performance, and the persons obliged to it, Gen_17:9; the change of Sarai's name, and a promise made that she should have a son, to the great surprise of Avraham, Gen_17:15; a prayer of his for Ishmael, and the answer to it, with a confirmation of Sarah's having a son, whose name should be called Isaac, and the establishment of the covenant with him, Gen_17:18; and the chapter is closed with an account of the circumcision of Avraham, and all his family of the male sort, agreeably to the command of God, Gen_17:23.


Gen 17:1  When Avram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Avram, and said to him, "I am El Shaddai. Walk before me, and be blameless.

Gen 17:2  I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."

Gen 17:3  Avram fell on his face. God talked with him, saying,

Gen 17:4  "As for me, behold, my covenant is with you. You will be the father of a multitude of nations.

Gen 17:5  Neither will your name any more be called Avram, but your name will be Avraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.

And when Avram was ninety years old and nine,.... Which was thirteen years after the birth of Ishmael last mentioned; so many years more it was before be is expressly told he should have a son by Sarai, or had the promise of Isaac, which was for the trial of his faith; and his age is here observed, that the power of God might be more manifest in fulfilling his promise, and giving him a son by Sarai: Blameless Avram was. How many people has that been said of?

Covenant with a Multitude of nations is what Avraham means. This is a foreshadow of Messiah Yeshua being unto ALL Nations (Gentiles)…Abba et Goyim…

This chapter treats of a covenant made with Abram, sometimes called the covenant of circumcision, the time when God appeared to him, and promised to make it, and did, Gen_17:1; the particulars of it, both with respect to himself, whose name was now changed, and to his posterity, Gen_17:4; the token of it, circumcision, the time of its performance, and the persons obliged to it, Gen_17:9; the change of Sarai's name, and a promise made that she should have a son, to the great surprise of Avraham, Gen_17:15; a prayer of his for Ishmael, and the answer to it, with a confirmation of Sarah's having a son, whose name should be called Isaac, and the establishment of the covenant with him, Gen_17:18; and the chapter is closed with an account of the circumcision of Abraham, and all his family of the male sort, agreeably to the command of God, Gen_17:23.



Gen 17:9  God said to Avraham, "As for you, you will keep my covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations.

Gen 17:10  This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you. Every male among you shall be circumcised.

Gen 17:11  You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you.

Gen 17:12  He who is eight days old will be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money from any foreigner who is not of your seed.

Gen 17:13  He who is born in your house, and he who is bought with your money, must be circumcised. My covenant will be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

Gen 17:14  The uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people. He has broken my covenant."


Circumcised this is God’s mandate. If you wish to be part of God’s house this is what he required. …those who want to be in dad’s house and those who want the way of the pagans…

8 days…Eight in Hebrew means new beginnings. He who is bought with money…30 pieces of silver…Judas…We are slaves to our Messiah who bought us with His life at the cost of 30 pieces of silver.


Gen 17:17  Then Avraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, "Will a child be born to him who is one hundred years old? Will Sarah, who is ninety years old, give birth?"

Gen 17:18  Avraham said to God, "Oh that Yishma'el might live before you!"

Gen 17:19  God said, "No, but Sarah, your wife, will bear you a son. You shall call his name Yitzchak. I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him.

Gen 17:20  As for Yishma'el, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He will become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

Gen 17:21  But my covenant I establish with Yitzchak, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year."

Yitzchak which means laughter. Avraham had to wait a long time for the promise of God to come true. But this is the covenant that God made and is fulfilled to this day.




GENESIS 12:1-3

Mat 28:18  Yeshua came to them and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.

Mat 28:19  Therefore go, and make talmidim of all nations, immersing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Mat 28:20  teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amein.


As THE Lord tells us to get out of our fathers house in Genesis He is once again telling us again to leave His house to go tell the world about the resurrected one.


Genesis 12:5

Rom 11:11  I ask then, did they stumble that they might fall? May it never be! But by their fall salvation has come to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.

Rom 11:12  Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?

Rom 11:13  For I speak to you who are Gentiles. Since then as I am an emissary to Gentiles, I glorify my ministry;

Rom 11:14  if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh, and may save some of them.

Rom 11:15  For if the rejection of them is the reconciling of the world, what would their acceptance be, but life from the dead?

Rom 11:16  If the first fruit is holy, so is the lump. If the root is holy, so are the branches.

Rom 11:17  But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree;

Rom 11:18  don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.

Rom 11:19  You will say then, "Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in."



Genesis 12:7-8

Rev 3:14  "To the angel of the assembly in Laodicea write: "The Amein, the Faithful and True Witness, the Head of God's creation, says these things:

Rev 3:15  "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot.

Rev 3:16  So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth.

Rev 3:17  Because you say, 'I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing;' and don't know that you are the wretched one, miserable, poor, blind, and naked;

Rev 3:18  I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich; and white garments, that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.

Rev 3:19  As many as I love, I reprove and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent.

We see what happens to lot by being between God’s house and the devils. You will eventually move further and further from the Lord’s home if you are not firmly planted in His house.


Genesis 14:17-20

Heb 6:15  Thus, having patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Heb 6:16  For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.

Heb 6:17  In this way God, being determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath;

Heb 6:18  that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold of the hope set before us.

Heb 6:19  This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and entering into that which is within the veil;

Heb 6:20  where as a forerunner Yeshua entered for us, having become a Kohen Gadol forever after the order of Malki-Tzedek.


Genesis 17:12

Luk 2:25  Behold, there was a man in Yerushalayim whose name was Shim`on. This man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Yisra'el, and the Holy Spirit was on him.

Luk 2:26  It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Messiah.

Luk 2:27  He came in the Spirit into the temple. When the parents brought in the child, Yeshua, that they might do concerning him according to the requirement of the Torah,

Luk 2:28  then he received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,

Luk 2:29  "Now you are releasing your servant, Master, according to your word, in peace;

Luk 2:30  for my eyes have seen your yeshu`ah,

So who are you like?



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