On the fourth day Elizur son of Shedeur, the leader of the
people of Reuben, brought his offering. His offering was one silver
plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver sprinkling
bowl weighing seventy shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel,
each filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; One gold
dish weighing ten shekels, filled with incense; One young bull, one ram
and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; One male goat for a
sin offering; And two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male
lambs a year old, to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was
the offering of Elizur son of Shedeur.
This is what YAHUVEH God says--he who created the heavens and stretched
them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who
gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: "I, YAHUVEH, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a
light for the Gentiles, To open eyes that are blind, to free captives
from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create
disaster; I, YAHUVEH, do all these things.
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar
paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will
not forsake them.
Now there was a
man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was
waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die
before he had seen YAHUVEH's Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into
the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child YAHUSHUA to do for
him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and
praised God, saying: "Sovereign YAHUVEH, as you have promised, you now
dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation,
Which you have prepared in the sight of all people, A light for
revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about
him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This
child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and
to be a sign that will be spoken against, So that the thoughts of many
hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul
It was not by their sword that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was YOUR right hand, YOUR arm,
and the light of YOUR face, for you loved them.
1 Samuel 2:35
"I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in my heart and mind. I will firmly establish his priestly house, and they will minister before my anointed one always."
"For this reason, he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people."
But GOD YAHUVEH has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen— that the MESSIAH would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.
On the fifth day Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai, the leader of the people
of Simeon, brought his offering. His offering was one silver plate
weighing a hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver sprinkling bowl
weighing seventy shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each
filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; One gold dish
weighing ten shekels, filled with incense; One young bull, one ram and
one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering; One male goat for a sin
offering; And two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs a
year old, to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the
offering of Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.
"For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life"
"This is MY blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins"
My enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will
rejoice when I fall.
Even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the
day, for darkness is as light to you.
"Now, our YAHUVEH, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant.
For your sake, O YAHUVEH, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary.
Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring
me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.
Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the
upright in heart.
With your help I can advance against a troop; with my YAHUVEH I can scale
The lamp of YAHUVEH searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his
For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I
may walk before YAHUVEH in the light of life.
"YAHUVEH does all these things to a man--twice, even three times--
To turn back his soul from the pit, that the light of life may shine on
"Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert”
"When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the MESSIAH, he sent his disciples to ask him, 'Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?'
"YAHUSHUA replied, 'Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me'"
As he went along,
he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who
sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?""Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said YAHUSHUA,
"but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in
his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me.
Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the
light of the world."Having
said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put
it on the man's eyes. "Go," he told him, "wash in the
Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed,
and came home seeing.