Exodus 18:1 – 20:23
18 Now Jethro, the priest of Midian and Moses’ father-in-law, heard about everything God had done for Moses and for His people Israel, and how Adonai had brought Israel out of Egypt. (2 Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, had taken in Moses’ wife Zipporah, after he had sent her away 3 with her two sons. One was named Gershom[a] because he said, “I have been an outsider in a foreign land,” 4 and the name of the other was Eliezer because he said, “For my father’s God is my help[b], and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.”)
5 So Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses into the wilderness where he was encamped at the mountain of God. 6 He had told Moses, “I, Jethro your father-in-law, am coming to you, along with your wife and her two sons.” 7 So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, then bowed down and kissed him. They asked each other about their welfare, and went into the tent. 8 Moses told his father-in-law all that Adonai had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, as well as all the travail that had come upon them along the way, and how Adonai delivered them.
9 Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness that Adonai had shown to Israel, since He had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians. 10 Jethro said, “Blessed be Adonai, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh, and has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. 11 Now I know that Adonai is greater than all gods, since they had acted arrogantly against them.” 12 Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, presented a burnt offering and sacrifices to God. Aaron also came along with all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses’ father-in-law before God.
Isaiah 6:1–7:6, 9:5–6
Judah’s Encounter with Adonai
6 In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I saw Adonai sitting on a throne, high and lifted up,[a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passge/?search=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV#fen-TLV-10283a">a<">] "nd the train of His robe filled the Temple. 2 Seraphim were standing above Him. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 One called out to another, and said:
“Holy, holy, holy, is Adonai-Tzva’ot!
The whole earth is full of His glory.”[a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/pssage/?search=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV#fen-TLV-10285b">b<">]<">">4&"bsp;Then the posts of the door trembled at the voice of those who called, and the House was filled with smoke. [a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV#fen-TLV-10287c&qut;>c<">] " Then I said:
“Oy to me! For I am ruined!
For I am a man of unclean lips,
and I am dwelling among a people of unclean lips.
For my eyes have seen the King, Adonai-Tzva’ot!”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, with a glowing coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 He touched my mouth with it and said:
“Behold, this has touched your lips.
Your iniquity is taken away, and your sins atoned for.”
8 Then I heard the voice of Adonai saying:
“Whom should I send, and who will go for Us?”
So I said, “Hineni. Send me.”
9 Then He said:
“Go! Tell this people:
‘Hear without understanding,
and see without perceiving.’[a href="https://www.biblegatway.com/passage/?search=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV#fen-TLV-10291d">d<">]<">10"nbsp;Make the heart of this people fat,
their ears heavy, and their eyes blind.
Else they would see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their heart,
and return, and be healed.”[a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?searc=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV#fen-TLV-10292e">e<">]<">">a "ref="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV">ht"ps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isa.+6%3A1%E2%80%937%3A6%2C+9%3A5%E2%80%936&version=TLV
Prince of Peace
5 For to us a child is born,
a son will be given to us,[a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?searh=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV#fen-TLV-10348a">a<">]<">an" the government will be upon His shoulder.[a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV#fen-TLV-10348b">b<">]<">Hi" Na"e will be called<br /> Wonderful Counselor,[a hre="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV#fen-TLV-10348c">c<">]<">&n"sp; Mighty God<br /> My Father of Eternity,<br /> Prince of Peace.[a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/pasage/?search=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV#fen-TLV-10348d">d<">]<">6&"bsp;Of the increase of His government<br /> and <em>shalom</em> there will be no end—<br />on the throne of David and over His kingdom—<br /> to establish it and uphold it<br /> through justice and righteousness<br /> from now until forevermore.[a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?searc=Isa.+6%3A1–7%3A6%2C+9%3A5–6&version=TLV#fen-TLV-10349e">e<">]<">Th" zeal of <em>Adonai"><em>-Tzva’ot</em><"> &n"sp;will accomplish this.
||Brit Chadashah Reading
Matthew 6:1 – 8:1
6 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before others to be seen by them; otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 So whenever you do tzedakah, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, so that they may be glorified by men. Amen, I tell you, they have their reward in full! 3 But when you do tzedakah, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your tzedakah may be in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you.
5 “When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Amen, I tell you, they have their reward in full! 6 But you, when you pray, go into your inner room; and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you. 7 And when you are praying, do not babble on and on like the pagans; for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
9 “Therefore, pray in this way:
‘Our Father in heaven,
sanctified be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
Your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’[a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mt.+63A1–8%3A1&version=TLV#fen-TLV-23359a">"]
Matthew 8 : 5 – 20
5 Now when Yeshua came into Capernaum, a centurion came begging for help. 6 “Master,” he said, “my servant is lying at home paralyzed, horribly tormented.”
7 Yeshua said to him, “I’ll come and heal him.”
8 But the centurion said, “Master, I’m not worthy to have You come under my roof. But just say the word and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
10 Now when Yeshua heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, “Amen, I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith! 11 Moreover, I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and they will recline at table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the sons of the kingdom will be driven out into the outer darkness; in that place will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13 Then Yeshua said to the centurion, “Go. As you have believed, let it be done for you.” And the servant was healed in that same hour.
14 And when Yeshua came into Peter’s house, He saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying down, sick with a fever. 15 Yeshua touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and began to take care of Him.
Matthew 19 : 16 – 26
16 Now behold, one came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good shall I do to have eternal life?”
17 “Why do you ask Me about what is good?” Yeshua said to him. “There is only One who is good; but if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
18 “Which ones?” he said.
Yeshua said, “‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”[a]
20 “All these I’ve kept,” the young man said to Him. “What do I still lack?”
21 Yeshua said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you own, and give to the poor; and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.” 22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving, for he had much property.
23 Then Yeshua said to His disciples, “Amen, I tell you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
25 When the disciples heard this, they were utterly astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?”
26 And looking, Yeshua said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”[b]