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Judaism is out of context again in Num 23:19

This is simple to explain in the context of the sentence.

Num. 23 [19] God is not a man, that he should "lie"; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?


These words, “God is not a man, that he should lie", are always taken out of context in Judaism to prove against the plurality of God.


They think this proves that God would never take the form of mankind, when many times the “Word of the Lord” presents himself in human form in TaNaK when He came saying


God did appear many times as the “Word of the Lord”.


The words "God is not a man, that he should "lie", are not saying God could or would never come in the form of a man, but these words are saying, in context, that God does not "lie",  Mankind lies.  The topic here is the word "lie".


Judaism and many Messianics take these words out of context all the time. God performs all that he says.


The words "neither the son of man that he should repent" means:


Even though God repented many times (turned from His wrath He was going to execute), He still does not repent as men do for any type of sin, including lying.  


Simply put, God does not sin or need to repent for sin.




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