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Commentary - Year 2 Sabbath 5

Exodus 13:21 - 15:21   -   Isaiah 45:18-24   -   Psalm 51  -   Revelation 15:1-8

also Judges 4:4 - 5:31; Joshua 24:1-7       
 

 

Iyyar 1, 5762 /April 13, 2002

Iyyar 5, 5765 / May 14, 2005

Iyyar 5, 5768 / May 10, 2008

Iyyar 3, 5771 / May   7, 2011

Iyyar 3, 5774 / May   3, 2014

Iyyar 3, 5777 / April 29, 2017

 

Daber el-B'nei Yisrael / Tell the Sons of Israel    SCRIPTURES (should be read first)

 

Today we say:

Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the Universe,

Who has sanctified us by His Word, and instructed us to count the Omer:

Today is 18 days of the Omer; it is 2 week and 4 days of the Omer.” [for 2011]

 

What we are reading about here happened about 3500 years ago. If you like to picture time frames in your mind: following this would be about 500 years of the Tabernacle, then 1000 years of the Holy Temple, with Yeshua coming near the end of that time.

 

Firstly, let us look at the sequence of events in this portion, then the events at the time of the crucifixion, and finally the times in our lives.

 

The Egyptian Passover 3500 years ago (AM 2448 by traditional count):

 

As Yahweh instructed through Moses, the Sons of Israel killed a lamb per family on Nisan 14, a “Wednesday”.

On the night of the 15th, they ate it, and in the morning left Egypt: they traveled from Rameses (Treasure City) to Sukkot (Temporary Dwellings).

On Nisan 16 they traveled to Etham (Away from Them).

On the 17th – the third day, and a Sabbath – they camped at Pi-hachirot, turning back toward Egypt.

On the 18th the three days were passed and Israel had not returned to Egypt, so the Pharaoh organized his armies to go after them.

Three days later, on Nisan 21, the Pharaoh’s armies found them at the Red Sea, causing bitter complaint from the people to Moses. Moses said (v.14:13), “Stand still and see Yeshua Yahweh” (the Salvation of the Lord), and the Sons of Israel passed through the Sea on dry land, but the Egyptian army was drowned. Then the people believed God – this is called the Day of Faith (the seventh day of Unleavened Breads).

 

The Jerusalem Passover 2000 years ago (about AD 30):

 

The Passover Lamb of God – Yeshua – was crucified on Nisan 14, a “Wednesday”.

He was in the grave on the 15th, 16th, and 17th, returning to the world, “back toward Egypt”, late on the third day, which was a Sabbath.

On the 18th, a “Sunday” morning, some people came looking for Him.

 

The story of our life:

 

(V.2-4) “Tell God’s elect (the Sons of Israel): ‘Repent (turn back) and sit (camp) before the Word of Salvation (the Mouth of Freedom / Pi-hachirot). You shall be between the High City (Migdol) and the world’s multitudes (the sea), camped in front of the god of the north (baal-tzephon). This god of the world (Pharaoh) will say that you are wandering aimlessly, and are trapped by the world (wilderness). He will chase you, but in the end, I will be honored, and all of the world will know that I am Yahweh.’ ”

 

We are to leave the treasure city (worlds delights) and go to the place of temporary dwelling here with God. We are to go “away from them” – be holy/separate from sinners. The world will think that we are totally confused, not knowing where we are going. After we come back toward the world, at our resurrection, it will be renewed – idolaters will be destroyed from it.

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Shortly before His crucifixion, Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (John 2:19). He also said, “What man among you, having a lamb, if it fall into a pit, will he not raise it out on a Sabbath” (Matthew 12:11). Yeshua raised His temple, His body, from a pit on the third day, a Sabbath.

 

Yeshua was crucified on the fourth day of a week (Wednesday) and raised on a seventh day (Sabbath). He was also crucified on the fourth millennial day (prior to AM 4001) and will raise up His Temple on the Sabbath Millennium; so His statement will also be literally fulfilled concerning the Temple at Jerusalem which was to represent Him.

 

Now let us look at some more details of today’s portions.

 

(V.20) And Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister – She was called Aaron’s sister instead of Moses’ sister, because (1) she gave her first prophecy before Moses was born, when Aaron was a child, and (2) Aaron risked his life for her (Numbers 12:12).

 

(V.21-22) Then Moses (Drawn out of Water) stretched out his hand over the sea; and Yahweh swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. And the sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. They crossed the Red Sea on Nisan 21. The seven days from the Passover (Nisan 15) to the crossing of the Sea (Nisan 21) are memorialized by the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

 

The Egyptians were so steeped in their idolatry that they refused to recognize Yahweh – even after all the plagues that struck them but not Israel, even upon seeing the sea parted: they still pursued. Is this not like our day, when the world worships theories of their own making, in order to reject God?

 

Israel was able to see the dead Egyptians on the shore, thus comprehending the full extent of God’s miraculous salvation. On the future, it is written, (Psalm 91:8) You will only look on with your eyes, and see the recompense of the wicked”.

 

 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time1 Peter 1:3-5.

 

Readings:  

"Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the Universe,

Who chose us from among all peoples by giving us Your Torah.

Blessed are You, Yahweh, giver of the Torah."

 

Reader 1 Amen. 21 Yahweh was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. 22 He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

14:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea. 3 "For Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel, 'They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.' 4 "Thus I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am Yahweh." And they did so.

Reader 2Amen. 5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his servants had a change of heart toward the people, and they said, "What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?" 6 So he made his chariot ready and took his people with him; 7 and he took six hundred select chariots, and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them. 8 Yahweh hardened the heart of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he chased after the sons of Israel as the sons of Israel were going out boldly. 9 Then the Egyptians chased after them with all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and they overtook them camping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. 10 As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to Yahweh. 11 Then they said to Moses, "Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? 12 "Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians '? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness."

Reader 3Amen. 13 But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of Yahweh which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. 14 "Yahweh will fight for you while you keep silent." 15 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. 16 "As for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land. 17 "As for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. 18 "Then the Egyptians will know that I am Yahweh, when I am honored through Pharaoh, through his chariots and his horsemen." 19 The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 20 So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night.

Reader 4Amen. 21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and Yahweh swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. 22 The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 23 Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea. 24 At the morning watch, Yahweh looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. 25 He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from Israel, for Yahweh is fighting for them against the Egyptians."

Reader 5Amen. 26 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen." 27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it; then Yahweh overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharaoh's entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained. 29 But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. 30 Thus Yahweh saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 When Israel saw the great power which Yahweh had used against the Egyptians, the people feared Yahweh, and they believed in Yahweh and in His servant Moses. 15:1 Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to Yahweh, and said,

Reader 6Amen. "I will sing to Yahweh, for He is highly exalted; the horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea. 2 "Yahweh is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him; my father's God, and I will extol Him. 3 "Yahweh is a warrior; Yahweh is His name. 4 "Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; and the choicest of his officers are drowned in the Red Sea. 5 "The deeps cover them; they went down into the depths like a stone. 6 "Your right hand, O Yahweh, is majestic in power, Your right hand, O Yahweh, shatters the enemy. 7 "And in the greatness of Your excellence You overthrow those who rise up against You; You send forth Your burning anger, and it consumes them as chaff. 8 "At the blast of Your nostrils the waters were piled up, the flowing waters stood up like a heap; the deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea. 9 "The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my desire shall be gratified against them; I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.' 10 "You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters. 11 "Who is like You among the gods, O Yahweh? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders? 12 "You stretched out Your right hand, the earth swallowed them. 13 "In Your lovingkindness You have led the people whom You have redeemed; in Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation. 14 "The peoples have heard, they tremble; anguish has gripped the inhabitants of Philistia. 15 "Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed; the leaders of Moab, trembling grips them; all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away. 16 "Terror and dread fall upon them; by the greatness of Your arm they are motionless as stone; until Your people pass over, O Yahweh, until the people pass over whom You have purchased. 17 "You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, the place, O Yahweh, which You have made for Your dwelling, the sanctuary, O Yahweh, which Your hands have established. 18 "Yahweh shall reign forever and ever."

Reader 7Amen. 19 For the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, and Yahweh brought back the waters of the sea on them, but the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea. 20 Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dancing. 21 Miriam answered them, "Sing to Yahweh, for He is highly exalted; the horse and his rider He has hurled into the sea."

 

"Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the Universe,

Who in giving us Yeshua, the Living Torah, has planted everlasting life in our midst.

Blessed are You, Yahweh, giver of the Torah."

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"Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, King of the Universe,

Who selected good prophets, delighting in their words which were spoken truthfully.

Blessed are You, Yahweh, Who chose the Torah, Your servant Moses, Your people Israel,

and the prophets of truth and righteousness."

 

Judges 4:4 – 5:31

(Not read) 4 Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. 5 She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment. 6 Now she sent and summoned Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh-naphtali, and said to him, "Behold, Yahweh, the God of Israel, has commanded, 'Go and march to Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men from the sons of Naphtali and from the sons of Zebulun. 7 'I will draw out to you Sisera, the commander of Jabin's army, with his chariots and his many troops to the river Kishon, and I will give him into your hand.'" 8 Then Barak said to her, "If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go." 9 She said, "I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the honor shall not be yours on the journey that you are about to take, for Yahweh will sell Sisera into the hands of a woman." Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh. 10 Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali together to Kedesh, and ten thousand men went up with him; Deborah also went up with him. 11 Now Heber the Kenite had separated himself from the Kenites, from the sons of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses, and had pitched his tent as far away as the oak in Zaanannim, which is near Kedesh. 12 Then they told Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor. 13 Sisera called together all his chariots, nine hundred iron chariots, and all the people who were with him, from Harosheth-hagoyim to the river Kishon. 14 Deborah said to Barak, "Arise! For this is the day in which Yahweh has given Sisera into your hands; behold, Yahweh has gone out before you." So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him. 15 Yahweh routed Sisera and all his chariots and all his army with the edge of the sword before Barak; and Sisera alighted from his chariot and fled away on foot. 16 But Barak pursued the chariots and the army as far as Harosheth-hagoyim, and all the army of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; not even one was left. 17 Now Sisera fled away on foot to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite. 18 Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said to him, "Turn aside, my master, turn aside to me! Do not be afraid." And he turned aside to her into the tent, and she covered him with a rug. 19 He said to her, "Please give me a little water to drink, for I am thirsty." So she opened a bottle of milk and gave him a drink; then she covered him. 20 He said to her, "Stand in the doorway of the tent, and it shall be if anyone comes and inquires of you, and says, 'Is there anyone here?' that you shall say, 'No.'" 21 But Jael, Heber's wife, took a tent peg and seized a hammer in her hand, and went secretly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went through into the ground; for he was sound asleep and exhausted. So he died. 22 And behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him and said to him, "Come, and I will show you the man whom you are seeking." And he entered with her, and behold Sisera was lying dead with the tent peg in his temple. 23 So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the sons of Israel. 24 The hand of the sons of Israel pressed heavier and heavier upon Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin the king of Canaan.

5:1 Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying,

2 "That the leaders led in Israel, That the people volunteered, Bless Yahweh! 3 "Hear, O kings; give ear, O rulers! I-- to Yahweh, I will sing, I will sing praise to Yahweh, the God of Israel. 4 "Yahweh, when You went out from Seir, when You marched from the field of Edom, the earth quaked, the heavens also dripped, even the clouds dripped water. 5 "The mountains quaked at the presence of Yahweh, this Sinai, at the presence of Yahweh, the God of Israel. 6 "In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were deserted, and travelers went by roundabout ways. 7 "The peasantry ceased, they ceased in Israel, until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel. 8 "New gods were chosen; then war was in the gates. not a shield or a spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel. 9 "My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel, the volunteers among the people; bless Yahweh! 10 "You who ride on white donkeys, you who sit on rich carpets, and you who travel on the road-- sing! 11 "At the sound of those who divide flocks among the watering places, there they shall recount the righteous deeds of Yahweh, the righteous deeds for His peasantry in Israel. Then the people of Yahweh went down to the gates. 12 "Awake, awake, Deborah; Awake, awake, sing a song! Arise, Barak, and take away your captives, O son of Abinoam. 13 "Then survivors came down to the nobles; the people of Yahweh came down to me as warriors. 14 "From Ephraim those whose root is in Amalek came down, following you, Benjamin, with your peoples; from Machir commanders came down, and from Zebulun those who wield the staff of office. 15 "And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; as was Issachar, so was Barak; into the valley they rushed at his heels; among the divisions of Reuben there were great resolves of heart. 16 "Why did you sit among the sheepfolds, to hear the piping for the flocks? Among the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart. 17 "Gilead remained across the Jordan; and why did Dan stay in ships? Asher sat at the seashore, and remained by its landings. 18 "Zebulun was a people who despised their lives even to death, and Naphtali also, on the high places of the field. 19 "The kings came and fought; then fought the kings of Canaan at Taanach near the waters of Megiddo; they took no plunder in silver. 20 "The stars fought from heaven, from their courses they fought against Sisera. 21 "The torrent of Kishon swept them away, the ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength. 22 "Then the horses' hoofs beat from the dashing, the dashing of his valiant steeds. 23 'Curse Meroz,' said the angel of Yahweh, 'Utterly curse its inhabitants; because they did not come to the help of Yahweh, to the help of Yahweh against the warriors.' 24 "Most blessed of women is Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite; most blessed is she of women in the tent. 25 "He asked for water and she gave him milk; in a magnificent bowl she brought him curds. 26 "She reached out her hand for the tent peg, and her right hand for the workmen's hammer. Then she struck Sisera, she smashed his head; and she shattered and pierced his temple. 27 "Between her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay; between her feet he bowed, he fell; where he bowed, there he fell dead. 28 "Out of the window she looked and lamented, the mother of Sisera through the lattice, 'Why does his chariot delay in coming? Why do the hoofbeats of his chariots tarry?' 29 "Her wise princesses would answer her, indeed she repeats her words to herself, 30 'Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoil? A maiden, two maidens for every warrior; to Sisera a spoil of dyed work, a spoil of dyed work embroidered, dyed work of double embroidery on the neck of the spoiler?' 31 "Thus let all Your enemies perish, O Yahweh; but let those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its might."

And the land was undisturbed for forty years.

 

Joshua 24:1-7

(Not read) 1 Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel and for their heads and their judges and their officers; and they presented themselves before God. 2 And Joshua said to all the people, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, 'From ancient times your fathers lived beyond the River, namely, Terah, the father of Abraham and the father of Nahor, and they served other gods. 3 'Then I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him through all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants and gave him Isaac. 4 'And to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau, and to Esau I gave Mount Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt. 5 'Then I sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt by what I did in its midst; and afterward I brought you out. 6 'And I brought your fathers out of Egypt, and you came to the sea; and Egypt pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea. 7 'But when they cried out to Yahweh, He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them and covered them; and your own eyes saw what I did in Egypt. And you lived in the wilderness for a long time.

 

Isaiah 45:18-24

Reader 8Amen. 18 For thus says Yahweh, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), "I am Yahweh, and there is none else. 19 "I have not spoken in secret, in some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, 'Seek Me in a waste place'; I, Yahweh, speak righteousness, declaring things that are upright. 20 "Gather yourselves and come; draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; they have no knowledge, who carry about their wooden idol and pray to a god who cannot save. 21 "Declare and set forth your case; indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, Yahweh? And there is no other God besides Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none except Me. 22 "Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. 23 "I have sworn by Myself, the word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness and will not turn back, that to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance. 24 "They will say of Me, 'Only in Yahweh are righteousness and strength.' Men will come to Him, and all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.

 

Psalm 51   (To be sung)

For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; according to the greatness of Thy compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, and done what is evil in Thy sight, so that Thou art justified when Thou dost speak, and blameless when Thou dost judge. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. 6 Behold, Thou dost desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part Thou wilt make me know wisdom. 7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which Thou hast broken rejoice. 9 Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Thy presence, and do not take Thy Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners will be converted to Thee. 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; then my tongue will joyfully sing of Thy righteousness. 15 O Lord, open my lips, that my mouth may declare Thy praise. 16 For Thou dost not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; Thou art not pleased with burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise. 18 By Thy favor do good to Zion; build the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then Thou wilt delight in righteous sacrifices, in burnt offering and whole burnt offering; then young bulls will be offered on Thine altar.

 

Revelation 15:1-8

Reader 9Amen. 1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels who had seven plagues, which are the last, because in them the wrath of God is finished. 2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God. 3 And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,

"Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations! 4 "Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; for all the nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous acts have been revealed."

5 After these things I looked, and the temple of the tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened, 6 and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, clothed in linen, clean and bright, and girded around their chests with golden sashes. 7 Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one was able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.

 

Rock of Ages, righteous throughout all generations.

You are the faithful God, promising and then performing, speaking and then fulfilling,

for all Your words are true and righteous.

Faithful are You, Yahweh our God, and faithful are Your words,

for no word of Yours shall remain unfulfilled;

You are a faithful and merciful God and King.

Blessed are You, Yahweh our God, Who are faithful in fulfilling all Your words."


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