One in Messiah Congregation
Jan. 19, 2008
God has His own calendar
We are now in the 11th month - the month Sh'vat ( Sebat ), 10th day
Zech. 1  Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat
Why are we here today?
The 4th Commandment
We read from law
and the prophets every Sabbath
60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath
Acts 13  Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem. But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God
Acts 15  For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Luke 4  And he, Yeshua / Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.
Exod. 31  Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying,
Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep : for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant .  It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Ezek. 20  Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
Luke.23  And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
Matt.24  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
From a Judaism site - Tuesday is Tu B'Shevat
Tu B'Shevat, the 15th day of the month of Shevat, is a holiday also known as the New Year for Trees. The word "Tu" is not really a word; it is the number 15 in Hebrew
This is in Talmud - Rosh Hashanah, Judaism has several different "new years."
Tu B'Shevat is the new year for the purpose of calculating the age of trees for tithing.
Lev. 19:23-25, which states that fruit from trees may not be eaten during the first three years; the fourth year's fruit is for G-d, and after that ( ? ) , you can eat the fruit.
The above scripture Lev. 19:23-25 is not worded correctly. It should say the 5th year you may eat.
Here is the verse:
 And when ye shall come into the land, and
shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit
thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it
shall not be eaten of.
 But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD withal.
 And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.
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Each tree is considered to have aged one year as of Tu B'Shevat, so if you planted a tree on Shevat 14, it begins its second year the next day, but if you plant a tree two days later, on Shevat 16, it does not reach its second year until the next Tu B'Shevat.
Tu B'Shevat is not mentioned in the Torah. There is only one reference to it in the Mishnah, and the only thing said there is that it is the new year for trees, and there is a dispute as to the proper date for the holiday. Beit Shammai said the proper day was the first of Shevat; Beit Hillel said the proper day was the 15th of Shevat. As usual, we follow Beit Hillel.
There are few customs or observances related to this made-up holiday. One custom is to eat a new fruit on this day. Some people plant trees on this day. A lot of Jewish children go around collecting money for trees for Israel at this time of year. That's it.
לין לוּן - lun - loon / liyn - leen
A primitive root; to stop (usually over night); by implication to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain): - abide (all night), continue, dwell, endure, grudge, be left, lie all night, (cause to) lodge (all night, in, -ing, this night), (make to) murmur, remain, tarry (all night, that night), obstinacy, a grumbling - murmuring
Parshah: Beshalach בְּשַׁלַּח
(let go) Verses: Exodus 13 to 17
Exod. 14 The Great Deliverance
 Then sang Moses and the
children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake,
saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse
and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
 And Miriam the prophetess,
the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and
all the women went out after her with timbrels and
 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
three days later- thirst ?
 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they
went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
on the fifteenth day of the second month ( approx. 29 days ) - hunger?
 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month ( Ziv - 1 Kings 6:1 ) after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
 And the whole congregation of
the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the
 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain
bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain
rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they
will walk in my law, or no.
 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.
 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt:
 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
 And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full;
for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and
what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but
against the LORD.
 And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard your murmurings.
 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.
 And it came to pass, that at even the quails
came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the
dew lay round about the host.
 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was.
And Moses said
unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
 And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
 And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.
 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?
 See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
 So the people rested on the seventh day.
 And the house of Israel called the name
thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was
like wafers made with honey.
 And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.
 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.
 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.
Here we go again - thirst ?
 And all the congregation of the children of
Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys,
according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim:
and there was no water for the people to drink.
 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?
 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
 And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because
they tempted the LORD,
saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?
 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of
Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the
 And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;
 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds;
 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.
 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
 And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and
the people wept that night.
 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all
the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.
 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:
 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.
 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring
us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth
with milk and honey.
 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?
 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
 And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)
 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
 Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,
 Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.
 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,
 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.
 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:
 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.
 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;
 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:
 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.
 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:
 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,
 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
 But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
 But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.
 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.
 And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,
 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD.
 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.
 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.
 And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sinned.
 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.
 Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.
 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
 But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.
 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.
 Now Korah, the son
of Izhar, the son of Kohath,
the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram,
the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:
 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:
 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?
 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:
 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.
 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;
 And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.
 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:
 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?
 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?
 For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?
 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:
 Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?
 Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.
 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:
 And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.
 And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron.
 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.
 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?
 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
 And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.
 And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.
 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.
 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.
 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.
 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed.
 The censers of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel.
 And Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar:
 To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.
 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.
 And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared.
 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.
 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.
 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.
 And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.
 Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah.
 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.
 And the LORD spake unto
 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod.
 And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.
 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.
 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.
 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.
 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.
 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
 And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.
 And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded him, so did he.
 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.
 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?
End of the Torah
 These be the words which
Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in
the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea.)
 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;
 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,
 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:
 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.
 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone:
 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.
 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.
 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.
 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto us.
 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
 And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come.
 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:
 And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.
 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.
 Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God:
 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place.
 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,
 Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.
 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying,
 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers,
 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.
 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.
 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.
 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.
 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.
 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.
 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah.
 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that ye abode there.
 Praise ye the LORD. O
give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
 Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? who can shew forth all his praise?
 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
 Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;
 That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.
 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.
 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.
 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.
 They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.
 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.
 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.
 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked.
 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image.
 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
 They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt;
 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea.
 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word:
 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD.
 Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
 To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.
 They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead.
 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.
 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.
 And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations for evermore.
 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.
 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.
 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? ( sound familiar? )
 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
 Then those men, when they had seen the
miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that
prophet that should come into the world.
 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,
 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;
 (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:)
 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. ( sound familiar? )
 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
 Then said they unto him, What
shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
 They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?
 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
 I am that bread of life.
 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
1 John 2 - Anti Messiah / Christ Spirit - Chapter 6:66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
1 John 2
 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that anti- Messiah /Christ shall come, even now are there many anti Messiah / Christs;
whereby we know that it is the last time.
 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be
ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through
 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Messiah / Christ.
 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for
they were overthrown in the wilderness.
 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
 Neither let us tempt Messiah / Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured,
and were destroyed of the destroyer.
 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Phil. 2  Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
 That ye may be
blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a
crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother
of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus
Christ, and called:
 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
 But, beloved, remember ye the words which
were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.