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Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


Today is February 29, 2020 – last day of February

We acknowledge Yehovah’s calendar:

We are now in the 12th month, which is the month Adar  אֲדָר  – day 4

Esth.3 [7] In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.

Purim is coming - 10, 11 of March (Tuesday, Wednesday)


Today’s Topic:

My neighbor

A few Hebrew words:

עָמִית  {aw-meeth'}

Meaning:  1) relation, neighbor, associate, fellow

Origin:  from a primitive root meaning to associate;

Usage:  AV - neighbor 9, another 2, fellow 1; 12


Used a lot:

רֵעַ rea` {ray'-ah} or רֵיַע reya` {ray'-ah}

Meaning:  1) friend, companion, fellow, another person 1a) friend, intimate 1b) fellow, fellow-citizen…

Usage:  AV - neighbor 102, friend 42, another 23, fellow 10, companion 5, other 2, brother 1, husband 1, lovers 1, neighbor


קָרוֹב qarowb {kaw-robe'} or קָרֹב qarob {kaw-robe'}

Meaning:  1) near 1a) of place 1b) of time 1c) of personal relationship 1c1) kinship

Usage:  AV - near 35, nigh 13, at hand 6, neighbor 5, next 5, kin 3, approach 2, short 2, kinsfolk 1, kinsmen 1, misc 5; 78



Too start, some Torah:

The 9th and 10th Commandments:

Exodus 20[16] Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor

[17] Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.


Exod.21 [14] But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

Exod.22 [7] If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.

[8] If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbor’s goods.

[9] For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challenges to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbor.

[10] If a man deliver unto his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:

[11] Then shall an oath of Yehovah be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbor’s goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.

[12] And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
[13] If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.

[14] And if a man borrow ought of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
[15] But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire.



[1] And Yehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
[2] If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against Yehovah, and lie unto his neighbor in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbor;

[3] Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:
[4] Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
[5] Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.

[6] And he shall bring his trespass offering unto Yehovah, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest:
[7] And the priest shall make an atonement for him before Yehovah: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.


Lev.24 [19] And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbor; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him; [20] Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.


Lev.19 [18] Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am Yehovah.


Lev.25 all about the jubilee and how to take care of your neighbor - (read yourselves)

יוֹבֵל yowbel {yo-vel} or יֹבֵל  yobel {yov-al'}


Deut.4 [41] Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising;
[42] That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his neighbor unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live:
[43] Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.


The Commandments again after 40 years

Deut. 5 [20] Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.

[21] Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbor’s.


Deut.15 [1] At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

שְׁמִטָּה shemittah

[2] And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it;he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called Yehovah's release.


Deut. 23 [24] When thou comest into thy neighbor’s vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel.[25] When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbor, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbor’s standing corn.


Deut. 27 [14] And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice:

15] Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto Yehovah, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.

16] Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[17] Cursed be he that removes his neighbor’s landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.

18] Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.

19] Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

20] Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.

21] Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.

22] Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[23] Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[24] Cursed be he that smites his neighbor secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[25] Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

26] Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say:


There are other verses pertaining to “your neighbor” in Torah for you to read yourselves. Look them up!


A Great lesson from the Messiah Yeshua

Luke 10

[25] And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

[26] He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

[27] And he answering said, Thou shalt love Yehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.

[28] And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
[29] But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Yeshua,
And who is my neighbour?

[30] And Yeshua answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

[31] And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

[32] And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

[33] But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
[34] And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

[35] And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

[36] Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

[37] And he said, He that shewed mercy on him.

Then said Yeshua unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.


The gospel of John concurs:

John 7 [24] Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Matt.22 [37] Yeshua said  Thou shalt love Yehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

[38] This is the first and great commandment.

[39] And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.



Now, some Proverbs:

Prov.3 [27] Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
[28] Say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

[29] Devise not evil against thy neighbor, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.


Prov.6 [26] For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
[27] Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
[28] Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

[29] So he that goes in to his neighbor’s wife; whosoever touches her shall not be innocent.

[30] Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
[31] But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
[32] But whoso commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that doeth it destroys his own soul.
[33] A wound and dishonor shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.[34] For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
[35] He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.


Prov.11 [9] An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

[12] He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.


Prov.12 [26] The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.


Prov.14 [20] The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

[21] He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.


Prov.16 [29] A violent man enticeth his neighbor, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.


Prov.18 [17] He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbor cometh and searcheth him.


Prov.19 [4] Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor.


Prov.21 [10] The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbor findeth no favour in his eyes.


Prov.24 [28] Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause; and deceive not with thy lips. [29] Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.


Prov.25 [8] Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbor hath put thee to shame.

[9] Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself; and discover not a secret to another: [10] Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.

[17] Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

[18] A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.


Prov.26 [18] As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

[19] So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, and saith, Am not I in sport?


Prov.27 [10] Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.


Prov.29 [5] A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for his feet.


Ecclesiastes [4] Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.


Zealous, Jealousy and envious are much alike in meaning:

קָנָא qana' {ka-na'} Meaning:  1) to envy, be “jealous, be envious, be zealous” (in a bad way)

Envy - קִנְאָה

Jealous - קָנָא



Rom.13 [8] Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. [9] For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

[10] Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.


Rom.15 [1] We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

[2] Let every one of us please his neighbor, for his good to edification.

[3] For even Messiah pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

[4] For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

May the God of peace be with you all.



Shabbat Shalom


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