Parash 49 Ki Tetze (When you go out) D’varim/Deuteronomy 21:10 -25:19
Seventy-four of the Torah's 613 commandments (mitzvot) are in the Parshah of Ki Teitzei. These include the laws of the beautiful captive, the inheritance rights of the first-born, the wayward and rebellious son, burial and dignity of the dead, the returning of a lost object, sending away the mother bird before taking her young, the duty to erect a safety fence around the roof of one's home, and the various forms of kilayim (forbidden plant and animal hybrids).
Also recounted are the judicial procedures and penalties for adultery, for the rape or seduction of an unmarried girl, and for a husband who falsely accuses his wife of infidelity. The following cannot marry a person of Jewish lineage: a bastard, a male of Moabite or Ammonite descent, a first- or second-generation Edomite or Egyptian.
Our Parshah also includes laws governing the purity of the military camp; the prohibition to turn in an escaped slave; the duty to pay a worker on time and to allow anyone working for you - man or animal - to "eat on the job"; the proper treatment of a debtor and the prohibition against charging interest on a loan; the laws of divorce (from which are also derived many of the laws of marriage); the penalty of 39 lashes for transgression of a Torah prohibition; and the procedures for yibbum ("levirate marriage") of the wife of a deceased childless brother or chalitzah ("removing of the shoe") in the case that the brother-in-law does not wish to marry her.
Ki Teitzei concludes with the obligation to remember "what Amalek did to you on the road, on your way out of Egypt."
Theme & Message –
commitment the Lord has to this marriage. How He loves us so much and how He
desires for us live.
H4464 ממזר mamzêr BDB Definition: 1) bastard, child of incest, illegitimate child
H5984 עמּוני ‛ammônîy BDB Definition: Ammonite = see Ammon “tribal” descendants of Ammon and inhabitants of Ammon
H4125 מואבית / מואביּה / מואבי mô'âbîy / mô'âbîyâh / mô'âbîyth BDB Definition: Moabite = “from father: what father?”
1) an citizen of Moab
2) an inhabitant of the land of Moab
D’varim/ DEUTERONOMY 21 -
In this chapter provision is made,
I. For the putting away of the guilt of blood from the land, when he that shed it had fled from justice (Deu_21:1-9).
II. For the preserving of the honor of a captive maid (Deu_21:10-14).
III. For the securing of the right of a first-born son, though he were not a favorite (Deu_21:15-17).
IV. For the restraining and punishing of a rebellious son (Deu_21:18-21).
V. For the maintaining of the honor of human bodies, which must not be hanged in chains, but decently buried, even the bodies of the worst malefactors (Deu_21:22, Deu_21:23).
Deu 21:11 and you see among the prisoners a woman who looks good to you, and you feel attracted to her and want her as your wife;
Deu 21:12 you are to bring her home to your house, where she will shave her head, cut her fingernails
Deu 21:13 and remove her prison clothing. She will stay there in your house, mourning her father and mother for a full month; after which you may go in to have sexual relations with her and be her husband, and she will be your wife.
The shaving the head (a customary sign of purification, Lev_14:8; Num_8:7), and the putting away “the garment of her captivity,” were designed to signify the translation of the woman from the state of a pagan and a slave to that of a wife among the chosen-people. Deu 21:13 – V13 Her beautiful garments, and gay apparel, in which she was taken captive; and which tended to stir up the stronger affection for her, and greater desire after her; and therefore, as some think, were ordered to be removed, to abate the ardour of love to her. Jarchi observes, that the daughters of the Gentiles used to adorn themselves in war, that they might cause others to commit fornication with them; and another writer before referred to says (o), the daughters of Heathens used to adorn themselves in raiment of silk, and purple, and fine linen, and needlework, to allure and entice men with them; and therefore the law obliges to put off her beautiful garments, and clothe her with old worn out ones, that she might be less agreeable to him; though the putting off her fine clothes, and being clad with sordid ones, might be only as a token of mourning
Deu 21:15 "If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and unloved wives have borne him children, and if the firstborn son is the child of the unloved wife;
Deu 21:16 then, when it comes time for him to pass his inheritance on to his sons, he may not give the inheritance due the firstborn to the son of the loved wife in place of the son of the unloved one, who is in fact the firstborn.
Deu 21:17 No, he must acknowledge as firstborn the son of the unloved wife by giving him a double portion of everything he owns, for he is the firstfruits of his manhood, and the right of the firstborn is his.
In chapter 21:15 we see the man with two wives and how the inheritance is supposed to be. How you can not give the inheritance to the younger child just because you don’t love his mother as much. This is God’s guide line for us His people. So the Lord would never go against His rules for Himself, ie replacement theology. How the younger child the gentile would get all the inheritance and the Jew none. This scripture also puts to rest all the ridiculous people who believe in replacement theology.
Deu 21:21 Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death; in this way you will put an end to such wickedness among you, and all Isra'el will hear about it and be afraid.
Verses 18-21 talks about the stubborn child. How after you have exhausted all your resources you may stone him. There was not much of this in ancient Israel because the child knew where the boundries were and did not cross that line. Also the child’s parents had to bring the child to the leaders who would make a determination if the stoning was warranted.
Deu 21:22 "If someone has committed a capital crime and is put to death, then hung on a tree,
Deu 21:23 his body is not to remain all night on the tree, but you must bury him the same day, because a person who has been hanged has been cursed by God - so that you will not defile your land, which Adonai your God is giving you to inherit.
These two lines of scripture are some of the most prophetic lines we can read. Keys to look at here are capital crime. Hung on a tree. Body can’t remain over night.
Yeshua became sin for us but why?
Heb 9:24 For the Messiah has entered a Holiest Place which is not man-made and merely a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, in order to appear now on our behalf in the very presence of God.
Heb 9:25 Further, he did not enter heaven to offer himself over and over again, like the cohen hagadol who enters the Holiest Place year after year with blood that is not his own;
Heb 9:26 for then he would have had to suffer death many times — from the founding of the universe on. But as it is, he has appeared once at the end of the ages in order to do away with sin through the sacrifice of himself.
Heb 9:27 Just as human beings have to die once, but after this comes judgment,
Heb 9:28 so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to deliver those who are eagerly waiting for him.
We see very plainly that Yeshua became our sin. Murder is a capital sin, so one would have to be put to death for it. Yeshua became all sins for us so He would have to be put to death. Next we see that the murder would have to be hung on a tree. What was Yeshua hung on at the crucifixion? A cross or many people call it a tree. They call it a tree because there were no Lows to go and buy lumber at. Third part from D’varim 21:23 is the body cannot be on the tree all night.
Joh 19:32 The soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man who had been put on a stake beside Yeshua, then the legs of the other one;
Joh 19:33 but when they got to Yeshua and saw that he was already dead, they didn't break his legs.
Why do you think Yeshua was already dead? Because if He was still alive they would have broken His legs thus nullifying the prophecy of not one bone would be broken. So we see Yeshua fulfilled every little piece of Adonai’s word.
D’varim/ DEUTERONOMY 22 -
The Commitments/laws of this chapter provide,
I. For the preservation of charity and good neighbourship, in the care of strayed or fallen cattle (Deu_22:1-4).
II. For the preservation of order and distinction, that men and women should not wear one another's clothes (Deu_22:5), and that other needless mixtures should be avoided (Deu_22:9-11).
III. For the preservation of birds (Deu_22:6, Deu_22:7).
IV. Of life (Deu_22:8). V. Of the commandments (Deu_22:12).
V. Of the reputation of a wife abused, if she were innocent (Deu_22:13-19), but for her punishment if guilty (Deu_22:20, Deu_22:21).
VI. For the preservation of the chastity of wives (Deu_22:22). Virgins betrothed (Deu_22:23-27), or not betrothed (Deu_22:28, Deu_22:29). And, lastly, against incest (Deu_22:30).
The beginning of this chapter from verse 1-4 shows us that we are not to turn a blind eye. So much of this is going on in our world today. We are to be the watchmen on the tower. The question comes down to am I my brother’s keeper? The answer is YES!
Deu 22:5 "A woman802 shall not wear1961 man's1397 clothing3627, nor3808 shall a man1397 put3847 on a woman's802 clothing8071; for whoever3605 does6213a these428 things428 is an abomination8441 to the LORD3068 your God430.
I have used the NASB version to show that there are two different BDB definitions for clothing used in the Hebrew. This also correlates in the HOT+ of the bible. So the Ruach peaked my interest. First clothing is 3627 and the second is 8071.
STRONGS H3627 כּלי kelîy/ kel-ee'
From H3615; something prepared, that is, any apparatus (as an implement, utensil, dress, vessel or weapon): - armour ([-bearer]), artillery, bag, carriage, + furnish, furniture, instrument, jewel, that is made of, X one from another, that which pertaineth, pot, + psaltery, sack, stuff, thing, tool, vessel, ware, weapon, + whatsoever.
BDB H3627 כּלי kelîy BDB Definition: 1) article, vessel, implement, utensil
1a) article, object (general), 1b) utensil, implement, apparatus, vessel
1b1) implement (of hunting or war)
1b2) implement (of music), 1b3) implement, tool (of labour), 1b4) equipment, yoke (of oxen)
1b5) utensils, furniture, 1c) vessel, receptacle (general), 1d) vessels (boats) of paper-reed
The second word used in Hebrew for clothing in this sentence is
STRONGS H8071 שׂמלה śimlâh/ sim-law'
Perhaps by permutation for the feminine of H5566 (through the idea of a cover assuming the shape of the object beneath); a dress, especially a mantle: - apparel, cloth (-es, -ing), garment, raiment. Compare H8008.
BDB H8071 שׂמלה śimlâh BDB Definition: 1) wrapper, mantle, covering garment, garments, clothes, raiment, a cloth Part of Speech: noun feminine A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: perhaps by permutation for the feminine of H5566 (through the idea of a cover assuming the shape of the object beneath)
Verse 5 tells us how God does not like the cross dresser. Men would at times dress in battle array where the women would forbidden by Adonai’s rules. I believe it is talking about prayer garments also. Men and women of the days when the bible was being given wore similar clothing.
Lately a few people have approached me about the Tallit (Prayer Cloth). The Tallit is a Holy garment. A garment used for a specific purpose. The Lord tells men to always have it on.
Num 15:37 Adonai said to Moshe,
Num 15:38 "Speak to the people of Isra'el, instructing them to make, through all their generations, tzitziyot on the corners of their garments, and to put with the tzitzit on each corner a blue thread.
Num 15:39 It is to be a tzitzit for you to look at and thereby remember all of Adonai's mitzvot and obey them, so that you won't go around wherever your own heart and eyes lead you to prostitute yourselves;
Num 15:40 but it will help you remember and obey all my mitzvot and be holy for your God.
And also here;
Deu 22:12 "You are to make for yourself twisted cords on the four corners of the garment you wrap around yourself.
These commitments are for all those in the House of Israel and those grafted into that house. Theses commands or commitments are forever. That is why we were the Tallit it is the Lord’s seal, contract, covenant to His servant. While in the dessert the men would come outside there tents each and every morning and cover there head with the Tallit 1) so they would not see the glory of Adonai and die 2) that there head was covered shielding themselves off from distractions. In effect making there head there temple. That is why if you place you index finger to the side of your eye it is called the temple.
Deu 22:5 "A woman is not to wear men's clothing, and a man is not to put on women's clothing, for whoever does these things is detestable to Adonai your God.
We see here that the Lord says that a woman is not to were men’s clothing. The Tallit was given to men to where because the Tallit also called the Mantle is because man is the head of the house. Don’t get mad at me God said so.
There are more lady like garments to were for the woman. So that she can also cover her head in times of prayer so that she will not be distracted either. It is so difficult sometimes when we are in service and so many things are going on. Use your tallit or prayer cloth, garment whatever you need to block out the world so you can get intimate with God during your special time together.
Deu 22:8 "When you build a new house, you must build a low wall around your roof; otherwise someone may fall from it, and you will be responsible for his death.
a guard-rail: Heb. מַעֲקֶה, a fence surrounding the roof. Onkelos renders: תְּיָקָא, like a sheath (תִּיק), which protects what is inside it.
Deu 22:9 "You are not to sow two kinds of seed between your rows of vines; if you do, both the two harvested crops and the yield from the vines must be forfeited.
Things must be pure to be with the Holy on of Israel.
Brit HaDasha: Mat 13:1-32
Deu 22:11 You are not to wear clothing woven with two kinds of thread, wool and linen together.
As we see in the beginning of scripture Linen was used in the Mishkan a place set apart as Kadosh “Holy”. Wool was common. Adonai is telling us don’t mix what is Holy with what is not.
Deu 22:12 "You are to make for yourself twisted cords on the four corners of the garment you wrap around yourself.
Wrap around yourself is an interesting sentence. From B’midbar (15:38-40) we know that the Tzi-Tzi is the twisted cords the Lord is speaking about and now He is telling us to wrap it around ourselves. When you allow the Lords word to surround your life it will be blessed.
Deu 22:14 brings false charges against her and defames her character by saying, 'I married this woman, but when I had intercourse with her I did not find evidence that she was a virgin';
Deu 22:15 then the girl's father and mother are to take the evidence of the girl's virginity to the leaders of the town at the gate.
During the ancient times and till this day in the orthodox Jewish community. Intercourse for the married couple would be done through a linen sheet with a whole cut out. There will be blood on the sheet if the woman is a virgin after the marriage has been consummated.
Deu 22:18 (22:17) and they will lay the cloth before the town leaders.
Deu 22:19 (22:18) The leaders of that town are to take the man, punish him, (22:19) and fine him two-and-a-half pounds of silver shekels, which they will give to the girl's father, because he has publicly defamed a virgin of Isra'el. She will remain his wife, and he is forbidden from divorcing her as long as he lives.
This shows what happens if you break number 9…Lie
Deu 22:22 "If a man is found sleeping with a woman who has a husband, both of them must die — the man who went to bed with the woman and the woman too. In this way you will expel such wickedness from Isra'el.
In verse 22 we see the law of adultery and why when they brought the woman to Yeshua they could not stone her or fool Messiah. (Brit HaDasha Yochanan 8:1-11)
D’varim/ DEUTERONOMY 23 -
The laws of this chapter provide,
I. For the preserving of the purity and honor of the families of Israel, by excluding such as would be a disgrace to them (Deu_23:1-8).
II. For the preserving of the purity and honour of the camp of Israel when it was abroad (Deu_23:9-14).
III. For the encouraging and entertaining of slaves who fled to them (Deu_23:15, Deu_23:16).
IV. Against whoredom (Deu_23:17, Deu_23:18).
V. Against usury (Deu_23:19, Deu_23:20).
VI. Against the breach of vows (Deu_23:21-23).
VII. What liberty a man might take in his neighbor’s field and vineyard, and what not (Deu_23:23, Deu_23:25).
Deu 23:7 (23:8) "But you are not to detest an Edomi, because he is your brother; and you are not to detest an Egyptian, because you lived as a foreigner in his land.
The Edomite, as descended from Esau the twin brother of Yaakov/ Jacob (compare Deu_2:4), and the Egyptian, as of that nation which had for long shown hospitality to Joseph and his brethren, were not to be objects of abhorrence. The oppression of the Egyptians was perhaps regarded as the act of the Pharaohs rather than the will of the people Exo_11:2-3; and at any rate was not to cancel the memory of preceding hospitality.
Deu 23:12 (23:13) Also you are to have an area outside the camp to use as a latrine.
Deu 23:13 (23:14) You must include a trowel with your equipment, and when you relieve yourself, you are to dig a hole first and afterwards cover your excrement.
From dust you are dust shall return. But good for the soil. H6627 צאה tsâ'âh BDB Definition: 1) filth, human excrement, excrement, faeces
Verse 13 has the latrine outside the camp. Putting you waste outside where you live.
Deu 23:17 (23:18) "No woman of Isra'el is to engage in ritual prostitution, and no man of Isra'el is to engage in ritual homosexual prostitution.
Verse 19 speaks against prostitution both heterosexual and homosexual. It is not to be done in the house of God. The word in Hebrew is H6945 קדשׁ qâdêsh BDB Definition: 1) male temple prostitute
Deu 23:18 (23:19) Nothing earned through heterosexual or homosexual prostitution is to be brought into the house of Adonai your God in fulfillment of any vow, for both of these are abhorrent to Adonai your God.
Deu 23:18 "You shall not bring935 the hire868 of a harlot2181 or the wages4242 of a dog3611 into the house1004 of the LORD3068 your God430 for any3605 votive5088 offering5088, for both1571, 8147 of these are an abomination8441 to the LORD3068 your God430.
The CJB reads very different then the other English translation. But with the BDB numbers and there definition we can see that Adonai plainly in the perfect language Hebrew speaks bad about the homosexual. H2181 זנה zânâh
BDB Definition: 1) to commit fornication, be a harlot, play the harlot, 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to be a harlot, act as a harlot, commit fornication, 1a2) to commit adultery 1a3) to be a cult prostitute 1a4) to be unfaithful (to God) (figuratively) 1b) (Pual) to play the harlot 1c) (Hiphil) 1c1) to cause to commit adultery 1c2) to force into prostitution 1c3) to commit fornication
Part of Speech: verb
Deu 23:21 (23:22) "When you make a vow to Adonai your God, you are not to delay in fulfilling it, for Adonai your God will certainly demand it of you, and your failure to do so will be your sin.
Deu 23:22 (23:23) If you choose not to make a vow at all, that will not be a sin for you;
Deu 23:23 (23:24) but if a vow passes your lips, you must take care to perform it according to what you voluntarily vowed to Adonai your God, what you promised in words spoken aloud.
Verse 22 “The Vows” the vow you make in public to not be taken lightly. How when people get married there is witnesses and can testify to the commitment. That is why Yeshua said in:
Mat 10:32 "Whoever acknowledges me in the presence of others I will also acknowledge in the presence of my Father in heaven.
Mat 10:33 But whoever disowns me before others I will disown before my Father in heaven.
This is the vow in D’varim 23:22 He is speaking about.
Deu 23:24 (23:25) "When you enter your neighbor's vineyard, you may eat enough grapes to satisfy your appetite; but you are not to put any in your basket.
Deu 23:25 (23:26) When you enter your neighbor's field of growing grain, you may pluck ears with your hand; but you are not to put a sickle to your neighbor's grain.
Adonai always had provisions for people as long as they knew the rules. Verse 25 Messiah quotes to the Pharisees.
Mat 12:1 One Shabbat during that time, Yeshua was walking through some wheat fields. His talmidim were hungry, so they began picking heads of grain and eating them.
Mat 12:2 On seeing this, the P'rushim said to him, "Look! Your talmidim are violating Shabbat!"
Mat 12:3 But he said to them, "Haven't you ever read what David did when he and those with him were hungry?
D’varim/ DEUTERONOMY 24 -
In this chapter we have,
I. The toleration of divorce (Deu_24:1-4).
II. A discharge of new-married men from the war (Deu_24:5).
III. Laws concerning pledges (Deu_24:6, Deu_24:10-13, Deu_24:17).
IV. Against man-stealing (Deu_24:7).
V. Concerning the leprosy (Deu_24:8, Deu_24:9).
VI. Against the injustice of masters towards their servants (Deu_24:14, Deu_24:15). Judges in capital causes (Deu_24:16), and civil concerns (Deu_24:17, Deu_24:18). VII. Of charity to the poor (Deu_24:19, etc.).
Deu 24:1-4 -
In this and the next chapter certain particular rights and duties, domestic, social, and civil, are treated. The cases brought forward have often no definite connection, and seem selected in order to illustrate the application of the great principles of the Law in certain important events and circumstances. Remember all things are predicated on things already said in Beresheet. Remember what Adonai said about vows.
Deu 24:1 "Suppose a man marries a woman and consummates the marriage but later finds her displeasing, because he has found her offensive in some respect. He writes her a divorce document, gives it to her and sends her away from his house.
It appears that the practice of divorces was at this early period very prevalent amongst the Israelites, who had in all probability become familiar with it in Egypt [Lane]. The usage, being too deep-rooted to be soon or easily abolished, was tolerated by Moses (Mat_19:8). But it was accompanied under the law with two conditions, which were calculated greatly to prevent the evils incident to the permitted system; namely: (1) The act of divorcement was to be certified on a written document, the preparation of which, with legal formality, would afford time for reflection and repentance; and (2) In the event of the divorced wife being married to another husband, she could not, on the termination of that second marriage, be restored to her first husband, however desirous he might be to receive her.
Deu 24:4 In such a case her first husband, who sent her away, may not take her again as his wife, because she is now defiled. It would be detestable to Adonai, and you are not to bring about sin in the land Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance.
We see this ONLY pertains to the woman. The old saying the grass in not always greener on the other side.
Deu 24:5 "If a man has recently married his wife, he is not to be subject to military service; he is to be free of external obligations and left at home for one year to make his new wife happy.
Adonai has compassion for the newlyweds. Setting up a home and procreating so His people live on.
Deu 24:6 "No one may take a mill or even an upper millstone as collateral for a loan, because that would be taking as collateral the debtor's very means of sustenance.
Small hand-mills which can be worked by a single person were formerly in use among the Jews, and are still used in many parts of the East. As therefore the day’s meal was generally ground for each day, they keeping no stock beforehand, hence they were forbidden to take either of the stones to pledge, because in such a case the family must be without bread. On this account the text terms the millstone the man’s life.
Deu 24:7 "If a man kidnaps any of his brothers, fellow members of the community of Isra'el, and makes him his slave or sells him, that kidnapper must die; in this way you will put an end to such wickedness among you.
I believe ADONAI placed this here to reaffirm the evil that Yosef’s brothers did to Him. Although Adonai will use evil for good He wishes that we stay away from evil in the first place.
Deu 24:14 "You are not to exploit a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or a foreigner living in your land in your town.
As people of the covenant we should show the Love of Adonai to those all around us. In this meaning by showing proper weights and measures to all people because we know Adonai is watching.
The word for foreigner used is H1616 גּיר / גּר gêr / gêyr
BDB Definition: 1) sojourner 1a) a temporary inhabitant, a newcomer lacking inherited rights
1b) of foreigners in Israel, though conceded rights
Deu 24:16 "Fathers are not to be executed for the children, nor are children to be executed for the fathers; every person will be executed for his own sin.
We are accountable for our own sins. Here is the Gospel all rolled up in one sentence. You need not worry about the Cohen and there righteousness. Brit HaDasha: Yochanan/John 3:1-21
Deu 24:17 "You are not to deprive the foreigner or the orphan of the justice which is his due, and you are not to take a widow's clothing as collateral for a loan.
One law for the Jew & the Gentile in this way you can dispense justice.
Deu 24:19 "When harvesting the grain in your field, if you forgot a sheaf of grain there, you are not to go back and get it; it will remain there for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow, so that Adonai your God will bless you in all the work you do.
Deu 24:20 When you beat your olive tree, you are not to go back over the branches again; the olives that are left will be for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow.
This we see in the Book of Rut. The providing for the poor and the widow. Adonai’s welfare system. You must work or you will not eat. Rut 2, Brit HaDasha: Mat 15:22-28
D’varim/ DEUTERONOMY 25 -
I. A law to moderate the scourging of malefactors (Deu_25:1-3).
II. A law in favor of the ox the treads out the corn (Deu_25:4).
III. For the disgracing of him that refused to marry his brother's widow (Deu_25:5-10).
IV. For the punishment of an immodest woman (Deu_25:11, Deu_25:12).
V. For just weights and measures (Deu_25:13-16).
VI. For the destroying of Amalek (Deu_25:17, etc.).
Deu 25:1 "If people have a dispute, seek its resolution in court, and the judges render a decision in favor of the righteous one and condemning the wicked one;
Deu 25:2 then, if the wicked one deserves to be flogged, the judge is to have him lie down and be flogged in his presence. The number of strokes is to be proportionate to his offense;
Deu 25:3 but the maximum number is forty. He is not to exceed this; if he goes over this limit and beats him more than this, your brother will be humiliated before your eyes.
Here we see how many times a person could be whipped. So we know Yeshua did not exceed this limit. Sha’ul speaks of this 2Co 11:24 Five times I received from the Jews thirty-nine lashes.
Deu 25:5 "If brothers live together, and one of them dies childless, his widow is not to marry someone unrelated to him; her husband's brother is to go to her and perform the duty of a brother-in-law by marrying her.
Deu 25:6 The first child she bears will succeed to the name of his dead brother, so that his name will not be eliminated from Isra'el.
Deu 25:7 If the man does not wish to marry his brother's widow, then his brother's widow is to go up to the gate, to the leaders, and say, 'My brother-in-law refuses to raise up for his brother a name in Isra'el; he will not perform the duty of a husband's brother for me.'
Deu 25:8 The leaders of his town are to summon him and speak to him. If, on appearing before them, he continues to say, 'I don't want to marry her,'
Deu 25:9 then his brother's widow is to approach him in the presence of the leaders, pull his sandal off his foot, spit in his face and say, 'This is what is done to the man who refuses to build up his brother's family.'
This speaks of raising up a child in your dead brothers name. This was an honor to keep the family name and line alive. Also taking off of the sandal in shame. This gives us a better understanding of the Book of Rut 4 and her redemption by Boaz.
Deu 25:13 "You are not to have in your pack two sets of weights, one heavy, the other light.
Deu 25:14 You are not to have in your house two sets of measures, one big, the other small.
Deu 25:15 You are to have a correct and fair weight, and you are to have a correct and fair measure, so that you will prolong your days in the land Adonai your God is giving you.
Deu 25:16 For all who do such things, all who deal dishonestly, are detestable to Adonai your God.
As we have seen through all of Torah and in this Parasha Adonai wants fairness. All people will be measured by the Lords standard. We as His people are to use that standard.
BRIT HADASHA LESSON –
Mattiyahu 10 & 12, 2 Corinthians 11
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Shabbat "The Lord's day-Sat", Tuesday Bible Study &Thursday Prayer night
We’ll be looking to see you this week at:
20-26 Industrial Ave. 2nd floor (there is an elevator)
Fairview, NJ 07022