Numbers 19 : 1 – 22 : 1
Red Heifer and Cleansing Water
1 Adonai spoke to Moses and Aaron saying,
Jephthah’s Valor and Vow1 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, but he was son of a prostitute, while Gilead was Jephthah’s father.
2 But Gilead’s wife bore him sons, and when the wife’s sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, “You won’t inherit in our father’s house, for you are a son of another woman.”
3 Then Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob. Some worthless fellows joined with Jephthah and went out with him.
4 Now it came about after a while that the children of Ammon fought with Israel.
5 When the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah from the land of Tob.
6 They said to Jephthah, “Come and be our chief, so we may fight the children of Ammon.”
7 Jephthah then said to the elders of Gilead, “Didn’t you hate me and drive me out of my father’s house? So why are you coming to me now that you’re in trouble?”
8 “Here is why we’re now turning to you,” the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah. “Come with us, fight the children of Ammon, and then you will become head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.”
9 So Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “If you take me back home to fight the children of Ammon, and Adonai gives them over to me, I should become your head!”
10 The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “Let Adonai be witness between us if we don’t do as you say.”
|Brit Chadashah Reading
Baruch Ha-Ba! Blessed Is He Who Comes!1 Now as they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Yeshua sent two disciples,
2 saying to them, “Go into the village before you. Right away, you’ll find a donkey tied up and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to Me.
3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Master needs them.’ And right away he will send them.”
4 This happened to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet, saying,
5 “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘See, your King is coming to you, humble and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”
6 The disciples went and did as Yeshua had directed them.
7 They brought the donkey and colt and put their clothing on them, and He sat on the clothing.
8 Most of the crowd spread their clothing on the road, and others began cutting branches from the trees and spreading them on the road.
9 The crowds going before Him and those following kept shouting, saying, “Hoshia-na to Ben-David! Baruch ha-ba b’shem Adonai! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hoshia-na in the highest!”
10 When He entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?”
Heb. 9:11-2811 But when Messiah appeared as Kohen Gadol of the good things that have now come, passing through the greater and more perfect Tent not made with hands (that is to say not of this creation),
12 He entered into the Holies once for all—not by the blood of goats and calves but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption.
13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,
14 how much more will the blood of Messiah—who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God—cleanse our conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
15 For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, in order that those called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—since a death has taken place that redeems them from violations under the first covenant.
16 For where there is a covenant, the death of the one who made it must be established.
17 For a covenant is secured upon the basis of dead bodies, since it has no strength as long as the one who made it lives.
18 That is why not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood.
19 For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Torah, he took the blood of the calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and he sprinkled both the book itself and all the people.
20 He said, “This is the blood of the covenant which God commanded you.”
John 3:10-2110 Yeshua answered him, “You’re a teacher of Israel and you do not understand these things?
11 Amen, amen I tell you, We speak about what We know and testify about what We have seen. Yet you all do not receive Our testimony!
12 If you do not believe the earthly things I told you, how will you believe when I tell you about heavenly things?
13 No one has gone up into heaven except the One who came down from heaven—the Son of Man.
14 Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
15 so that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life!
16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17 God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.
18 The one who believes in Him is not condemned; but whoever does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not put his trust in the name of the one and only Ben-Elohim.
19 “Now this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world and men loved the darkness instead of the light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For everyone who does evil hates the light and does not come to the light, so that their deeds will not be exposed.
21 But whoever practices the truth comes to the light, so that it may be made known that his deeds have been accomplished in God.”