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שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


Today is April 11, 2020

April -- Aphrodite's month

Old English April (is)
Latin Aprilis
Etruscan Apru
Greek Aphro, short for Aphrodite.

Aprilis had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 30 days long.

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

She is identified with the Roman goddess Venus.


We acknowledge Yehovah’s calendar:

We are now in the 1st month, ha Aviv – day 17

Passover is 8th of April, Wed. evening meal.


The Feast of Unleavened bread is in April, Thursday, the 9th through the 15th Wednesday.


A first fruit, resurrection day is Sunday the 11th



The Feast of Weeks, feast of harvest, Pentecost is the 31th of May – Sunday.


 After yesterday, the reading of Judges,


Today’s Topic:

No other gods, leaven


Commandments 1 and 2

Exod.20 [1] And God spoke all these words, saying,[2] I am the Yehovah your God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. [3] You shall have no other gods before Me.

[4] You shall not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
[5] You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the Yehovah your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
[6] And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Exod.34 [14] For you shall worship no other god, for Yehovah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

[15] Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods , and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and you eat of his sacrifice;
[16] And you take of their daughters unto your sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make your sons go a whoring after their gods.
[17] you shall make thee no molten gods.

[18] The feast of unleavened bread shall you keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month ha aviv / Abib: for in the month ha aviv / Abib you came out from Egypt.

Deut.32 [39] See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. [40] For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever.

[41] If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
[42] I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
[43] Rejoice, O you nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.


When Solomon was good:

1Kgs.8 [22] And Solomon stood before the altar of Yehovah in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:[23] And he said, Yehovah God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keeps covenant and mercy with your servants that walk before thee with all their heart:

[24] Who have kept with your servant David my father that you promise him: you spoke also with your mouth, and have fulfilled it with your hand, as it is this day.

Same story:  2 Chr.6 [14] And said, O Yehovah God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keeps covenant, and shows mercy unto your servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts…


2K gs.1 [1] Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

[2] And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

[3] But the angel of Yehovah said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that you go to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron?

[4] Now therefore thus says Yehovah, you shall not come down from that bed on which you are gone up, but shall surely die.

And Elijah departed.

[5] And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, why are you now turned back?

[6] And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus says Yehovah, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that you sendest to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron?

Therefore you shall not come down from that bed on which you are gone up, but shall surely die.

[7] And he said unto them, what manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

[8] And they answered him, He was a hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins.

And he said, it is Elijah the Tishbite.

[9] Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of a hill. And he spoke unto him, you man of God, the king hath said, Come down.

[10] And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, if I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and your fifty.

And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
[11] Again also he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty.

And he answered and said unto him, O man of God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.

[12] And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and your fifty.

 And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

[13] And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty.

And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty your servants, be precious in your sight.

[14] Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in your sight.

[15] And the angel of Yehovah said unto Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.

[16] And he said unto him, Thus says Yehovah, Forasmuch as you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word?

Therefore you shall not come down off that bed on which you are gone up, but shall surely die.

[17] So he died according to the word of Yehovah which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; because he had no son.

[18] Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?



2Kgs.5 [1] Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him Yehovah had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor,

but he was a leper.

[2] And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

[3] And she said unto her mistress, would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

[4] And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.

[5] And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.

[6] And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that you may recover him of his leprosy.

[7] And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? Wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me.

[8] And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore have you rent your clothes?

Let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

[9] So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

[10] And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall come again to thee, and you shall be clean.
[11] But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yehovah his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

[12] Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

[13] And his servants came near, and spoke unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much rather then, when he says to thee, Wash, and be clean?

[14] Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

[15] And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of your servant.

[16] But he said, As Yehovah lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

[17] And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to your servant two mules' burden of earth?

 For your servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto Yehovah.

[18] In this thing Yehovah pardon your servant, that when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, Yehovah pardon your servant in this thing.

[19] And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.

[20] But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as Yehovah lives, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.

[21] So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?

[22] And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

[23] And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.

[24] And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.

[25] But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence came you, Gehazi? And he said, thy servant went nowhere.

[26] And he said unto him, went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee?

Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and olive yards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

[27] The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto you, and unto your seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.


King Hezekiah

2Kgs.19 [1] And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of Yehovah.

[2] And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

[3] And they said unto him, Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

[4] It may be Yehovah your God will hear all the words of Rab-shakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which Yehovah your God hath heard: wherefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that are left.

[5] So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

[6] And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall you say to your master, Thus says Yehovah, Be not afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.

[7] Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumor, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

[8] So Rab-shakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

[9] And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,

[10] Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not your God in whom you trust deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

[11] Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shall you be delivered?

[12] Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?

[13] Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?

[14] And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of Yehovah, and spread it before Yehovah.

[15] And Hezekiah prayed before Yehovah, and said, O Yehovah God of Israel, which dwells between the cherubims, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: you have made heaven and earth.

[16] Yehovah, bow down your ear, and hear: open, Yehovah, your eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.

[17] Of a truth, Yehovah, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,[18] And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

[19] Now therefore, O Yehovah our God, I beseech thee, save you us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you are Yehovah God, even you only.

[20] Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus says Yehovah God of Israel, That which you have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.

[21] This is the word that Yehovah hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

[22] Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? And against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? Even against the Holy One of Israel.

[23] By the messengers you have reproached the Lord, and have said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.

[24] I have dug and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.

[25] Have you not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? Now have I brought it to pass, that you should be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

[26] Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

[27] But I know your abode, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against me.

[28] Because your rage against me and your tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which you came.

[29] And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which spring of the same; and in the third year sow you, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.

[30] And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yout again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

[31] For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of Yehovah of hosts shall do this.

[32] Therefore thus says Yehovah concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.

[33] By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, says Yehovah.

[34] For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

[35] And it came to pass that night, that the angel of Yehovah went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

[36] So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

[37] And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead.



2Chr.13 [1] Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam began Abijah to reign over Judah.
[2] He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah.

 And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.

[3] And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, even four hundred thousand chosen men: Jeroboam also set the battle in array against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men, being mighty men of valor.

[4] And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in mount Ephraim, and said, Hear me, you Jeroboam, and all Israel;

[5] Ought you not to know that Yehovah God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David forever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

[6] Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord.

[7] And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.

[8] And now you think to withstand the kingdom of Yehovah in the hand of the sons of David; and you be a great multitude, and there are with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.

[9] Have you not cast out the priests of Yehovah, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other lands? So that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are no gods.

[10] But as for us, Yehovah is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister unto Yehovah, are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites wait upon their business:

[11] And they burn unto Yehovah every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense: the showbread also set they in order upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof, to burn every evening: for we keep the charge of Yehovah our God; but you have forsaken him.

[12] And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight you not against Yehovah God of your fathers; for you shall not prosper.

[13] But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them.

[14] And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind: and they cried unto Yehovah, and the priests sounded with the trumpets.

[15] Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.

[16] And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand.

[17] And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

[18] Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon Yehovah God of their fathers.

[19] And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshnah with the towns thereof, and Ephrain with the towns thereof.

[20] Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and Yehovah struck him, and he died.

[21] But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.

[22] And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.


The fool

Pss.14 [1] The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Pss.53 [1] the fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.


A few more verses:

Isa.37 [19] … (they) have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

Isa.43 [1] .. Now thus says Yehovah that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by your name; you are mine.

[2] When you passed through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when you walked through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

[3] For I am Yehovah your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior: I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

[4] Since you were precious in my sight, you have been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for your life.
[5] Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring your seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;

[6] I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;

[7] Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

[8] Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
[9] Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things?

Let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, it is truth.

[10] Ye are my witnesses, says Yehovah, and my servant whom I have chosen: that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

[11] I, even I, am Yehovah; and beside me there is no savior.

[12] I have declared, and have saved, and I have showed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore you are my witnesses, says Yehovah, that I am God.

[13] Yea, before the day was I am He; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

[14] Thus says Yehovah, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

[15] I am Yehovah, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

[16] Thus says Yehovah, which makes a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;
[17] Which brings forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.

[18] Remember you not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

[19] Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

[20] The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

[21] This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.
[22] But you have not called upon me, O Jacob; but you have been weary of me, O Israel.

[23] you have not brought me the small cattle of your burnt offerings; neither have you honored me with your sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.

[24] you have bought me no sweet cane with money, neither have you filled me with the fat of your sacrifices: but you have made me to serve with your sins, you have wearied me with your iniquities.

[25] I, even I, am he that blots out your transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember your sins.

[26] Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare you, that you may be justified.

[27] Thy first father hath sinned, and your teachers have transgressed against me.
[28] Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse and Israel to reproaches.



[1] Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:
[2] Thus says Yehovah that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and you, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

[3] For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon your seed, and my blessing upon your offspring:
[4] And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

[5] One shall say, I am Yehovah's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto Yehovah, and surname himself by the name of Israel.

[6] Thus says Yehovah the King of Israel, and his redeemer Yehovah of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

[7] And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them show unto them.

[8] Fear you not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it?

You are even my witnesses.

Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

[9] They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
[10] Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?

[11] Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yout they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.

[12] The smith with the tongs both works in the coals, and fashions it with hammers, and works it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength fails: he drinks no water, and is faint.

[13] The carpenter stretches out his rule; he marks it out with a line; he fits it with planes, and he marks it out with the compass, and makes it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
[14] He hews him down cedars, and takes the cypress and the oak, which he strengthened for himself among the trees of the forest: he plants an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.

[15] Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindles it, and bakes bread; yea, he makes a god, and worships it; he makes it a graven image, and falls down thereto.

[16] He burns part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eats flesh; he roasts roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warms himself, and says, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:

[17] And the residue thereof he makes a god, even his graven image: he falls down unto it, and worships it, and prays unto it, and says; Deliver me; for you are my god.

[18] They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts that they cannot understand.

[19] And none considers in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? Shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?

[20] He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?

[21] Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for you are my servant: I have formed thee; you are my servant: O Israel, you shall not be forgotten of me.
[22] I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as a cloud, your sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

[23] Sing, O you heavens; for Yehovah hath done it: shout, you lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for Yehovah hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.
[24] Thus says Yehovah, your redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am Yehovah that makes all things; that stretches forth the heavens alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself;

[25] That frustrates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; that turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;

[26] That confirms the word of his servant, and performs the counsel of his messengers; that says to Jerusalem, you shall be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:

[27] That says to the deep, be dry, and I will dry up your rivers:

[28] That says of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, you shall be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.


Isa.45 [1] Thus says Yehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;

[2] I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

[3] And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, Yehovah, which call thee by your name, am the God of Israel.

[4] For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by your name: I have surnamed thee, though you have not known me.
[5] I am Yehovah, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though you have not known me:

[6] That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am Yehovah, and there is none else.

[7] I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I Yehovah do all these things.

[8] Drop down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I Yehovah have created it.

[9] Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What makes you? Or your work, He hath no hands?

[10] Woe unto him that says unto his father, What begettest you? or to the woman, What have you brought forth?

[11] Thus says Yehovah, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command you me.

[12] I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

[13] I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, says Yehovah of hosts.

[14] Thus says Yehovah, The labor of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be your: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.

[15] Verily you are a God that hides yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior.
[16] They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.

[17] But Israel shall be saved in Yehovah with an everlasting salvation: you shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

[18] For thus says Yehovah that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am Yehovah; and there is none else.

[19] I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek you me in vain: I Yehovah speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

[20] Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

[21] Tell you, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? Who hath told it from that time? have not I Yehovah? And there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me.

[22] Look unto me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

[23] I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

[24] Surely, shall one say, in Yehovah have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
[25] In Yehovah shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.



[10] For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.[11] Hath a nation changed their gods, which are  no gods?

but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. [12] Be astonished, O you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be you very desolate, says Yehovah.

[13] For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.


Jer.5 [7] How shall I pardon thee for this? Your children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.

Jer.16 [19] O Yehovah, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

[20] Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?


Satan, the devil, the old serpent

Ezek.28 [1] The word of Yehovah came again unto me, saying,
[2] Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus says the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yout you are a man, and not God, though you set your heart as the heart of God:
[3] Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
[4] With your wisdom and with your understanding you have gotten thee riches, and have gotten gold and silver into your treasures:

[5] By your great wisdom and by your traffic have you increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches:

[6] Therefore thus says the Lord Yehovah; Because you have set your heart as the heart of God;

[7] Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, and they shall defile your brightness.

[8] They shall bring thee down to the pit, and you shall die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.

[9] Will you say before him that slays thee, I am God? but you shall be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slays thee.

[10] You shall die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, says the Lord Yehovah.

[11] Moreover the word of Yehovah came unto me, saying,

[12] Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him,

Thus says the Lord Yehovah; you sealed up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

[13] you have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of your tabrets and of your pipes was prepared in thee in the day that you were created.

[14] you are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set thee so: you were upon the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

[15] you were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till iniquity was found in thee.

[16] By the multitude of your merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

[17]Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

[18] you have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

[19] All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: you shall be a terror, and never shall you be any more.



[1] When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.
[2] And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
[3] Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passes away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.

[4] Yet I am Yehovah your God from the land of Egypt, and you shall know no god but me: for there is no savior beside me.


Acts 19

[19] Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

[20] So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

[21] After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.

[22] So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.

[23] And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.

[24] For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

[25] Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, you know that by this craft we have our wealth.

[26] Moreover you see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:

[27] So that not only this, our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshipped.

[28] And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

[29] And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

[30] And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

[31] And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.

[32] Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

[33] And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people.

[34] But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

[35] And when the town clerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knows not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

[36] Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, you ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.
[37] For you have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor blasphemers of your goddess.

[38] Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.

[39] But if you inquire anything concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

[40] For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.
[41] And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.



[8] Howbeit then, when you knew not God, you did service unto them which by nature are no gods. [9] But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
[10] Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
[11] I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.


Acts 17

[16] Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

[17] Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

[18] Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, what will this babbler say? Other some, He seems to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.

[19] And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof you speak, of?

[20] For you bring certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

[21] (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

[22] Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.

[23] For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore you ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you.

[24] God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands;

[25] Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;

[26] And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

[27] That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

[28] For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring.

[29] Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by are and man's device.

[30] And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men everywhere to repent:

[31] Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.


In closing:

We need to trust in our God for everything.

No other god, leaven

There is no other God that can deliver us after this (today’s crises in 2020) or any sort except Our God of Israel!

Shabbat Shalom