Ki Tetzeh (When You Go Forth)

D'varim (Deuteronomy) 21:10-23:7 | Yesha-Yahu (Isaiah) 40:1-11; 54:1-10 | Yokhanan Markos ([John- ] Mark) 1:1-15; Luka (Luke) 23:1-25



D'varim Chapter 21
10 When you go forth to battle against your enemies, and יהוה your Elohim delivers them into your hands, and you carry them away captive, 11 and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you have a desire to her, and would take her to you as wife; 12 then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; 13 and she shall put the clothing of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in your house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that you shall go in to her, and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. 14 It shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money, you shall not deal with her as a slave, because you have humbled her. 15 If a man have two wives, the one beloved, and the other hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers who was hated; 16 then it shall be, in the day that he causes his sons to inherit that which he has, that he may not make the son of the beloved the firstborn before the son of the hated, who is the firstborn: 17 but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that he has; for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his. 18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, who will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and, though they chasten him, will not listen to them; 19 then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out to the elders of his city, and to the gate of his place; 20 and they shall tell the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. 21 All the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear. 22 If a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and you hang him on a tree; 23 his body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him the same day; for he who is hanged is accursed of Elohim ; that you don't defile your land which יהוה your Elohim gives you for an inheritance.

D'varim Chapter 22
1 You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them: you shall surely bring them again to your brother. 2 If your brother isn't near to you, or if you don't know him, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall be with you until your brother seek after it, and you shall restore it to him. 3 So you shall do with his donkey; and so you shall do with his garment; and so you shall do with every lost thing of your brother's, which he has lost, and you have found: you may not hide yourself. 4 You shall not see your brother's donkey or his ox fallen down by the way, and hide yourself from them: you shall surely help him to lift them up again. 5 A woman shall not wear men's clothing, neither shall a man put on women's clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to יהוה your Elohim . 6 If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young: 7 you shall surely let the hen go, but the young you may take to yourself; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days. 8 When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you don't bring blood on your house, if any man fall from there. 9 You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole fruit be forfeited, the seed which you have sown, and the increase of the vineyard. 10 You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together. 11 You shall not wear a mixed stuff, wool and linen together. 12 You shall make yourselves fringes on the four borders of your cloak, with which you cover yourself. 13 If any man takes a wife, and goes in to her, and hates her, 14 and accuses her of shameful things, and brings up an evil name on her, and says, I took this woman, and when I came near to her, I didn't find in her the tokens of virginity; 15 then shall the father of the young lady, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the young lady's virginity to the elders of the city in the gate; 16 and the young lady's father shall tell the elders, I gave my daughter to this man to wife, and he hates her; 17 and behold, he has accused her of shameful things, saying, 'I didn't find in your daughter the tokens of virginity;' and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. They shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. 18 The elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him; 19 and they shall fine him one hundred [shekels] of silver, and give them to the father of the young lady, because he has brought up an evil name on a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days. 20 But if this thing be true, that the tokens of virginity were not found in the young lady; 21 then they shall bring out the young lady to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done folly in Israel, to play the prostitute in her father's house: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you. 22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman: so you shall put away the evil from Israel. 23 If there is a young lady who is a virgin pledged to be married to a husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; 24 then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones; the lady, because she didn't cry, being in the city; and the man, because he has humbled his neighbor's wife: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you. 25 But if the man find the lady who is pledged to be married in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only who lay with her shall die: 26 but to the lady you shall do nothing; there is in the lady no sin worthy of death: for as when a man rises against his neighbor, and kills him, even so is this matter; 27 for he found her in the field, the pledged to be married lady cried, and there was none to save her. 28 If a man find a lady who is a virgin, who is not pledged to be married, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the lady's father fifty [shekels] of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has humbled her; he may not put her away all his days. 30 A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.

D'varim Chapter 23
1 He who is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the assembly of יהוה . 2 A bastard shall not enter into the assembly of יהוה ; even to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the assembly of יהוה . 3 An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of יהוה ; even to the tenth generation shall none belonging to them enter into the assembly of יהוה forever: 4 because they didn't meet you with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. 5 Nevertheless יהוה your Elohim wouldn't listen to Balaam; but יהוה your Elohim turned the curse into a blessing to you, because יהוה your Elohim loved you. 6 You shall not seek their shalom nor their prosperity all your days forever. 7 You shall not abhor an Edomite; for he is your brother: you shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you lived as a foreigner in his land.


Yesha-Yahu Chapter 40
1 Comfort, comfort my people, says your Elohim . 2 Speak comfortably to Jerusalem; and call out to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of יהוה 's hand double for all her sins. 3 The voice of one who calls out, Prepare the way of יהוה in the wilderness! Make a level highway in the desert for our Elohim . 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The uneven shall be made level, and the rough places a plain. 5 The glory of יהוה shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of יהוה has spoken it. 6 The voice of one saying, Cry! One said, What shall I cry? All flesh is like grass, and all its glory is like the flower of the field. 7 The grass withers, the flower fades, because יהוה 's breath blows on it. Surely the people are like grass. 8 The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our Elohim stands forever. 9 You who tell good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who tell good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with strength. Lift it up. Don't be afraid. Say to the cities of Judah, Behold, your Elohim ! 10 Behold, the Lord יהוה will come as a mighty one, and his arm will rule for him. Behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. 11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will gather the lambs in his arm, and carry them in his bosom. He will gently lead those who have their young.

Yesha-Yahu Chapter 54
1 Sing, barren, you who didn't bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, says יהוה 2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations; don't spare: lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. 3 For you shall spread out on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. 4 Don't be afraid; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded; for you shall not be disappointed: for you shall forget the shame of your youth; and the reproach of your widowhood you shall remember no more. 5 For your Maker is your husband; יהוה Tzevaot is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the Elohim of the whole earth shall he be called. 6 For יהוה has called you as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off, says your Elohim . 7 For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you. 8 In overflowing wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting loving kindness will I have mercy on you, says יהוה your Redeemer. 9 For this is like the waters of Noah to me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. 10 For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my loving kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall my covenant of shalom be removed, says יהוה who has mercy on you.


Yokhanan Markos (Mark) Chapter 1
1 THE beginning of HaB'sorah (the Good News) of Yeshua HaMashi'akh, the Son of Elohim. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold I send my messenger before your face, that he may prepare your way, 3 The voice that cries in the wilderness, Make ready the way of the Lord, and straighten his high ways. 4 John was in the wilderness, baptizing and preaching the baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, 5 And the whole province of Judaea went out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and he baptized them in the river Jordan, when they confessed their sins. 6 John wore a dress of camel’s hair, with a girdle of leather fastened around his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 7 And he preached saying, Behold, there is coming after me one who is mightier than myself, even the strings of whose shoes I am not good enough to bend down and untie. 8 I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
9 And it came to pass in those days, Yeshua came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized in the Jordan by John. 10 And immediately, as he went up out of the water, he saw the sky was clear open, and the Spirit as a dove came down upon him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, You are my beloved Son, I am pleased with you. 12 And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, being tried out by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the Messengers ministered to him. 14 But after John was delivered up, Yeshua came to Galilee, preaching HaB'sorah of the kingdom of Elohim, 15 And saying, The time has come to an end, and the kingdom of Elohim is at hand; repent and believe in HaB'sorah.

Luka Chapter 23
1 THEN the whole company of them rose up and brought him to Pilate; "2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man misleading our people and forbidding to pay the head tax to Caesar; and he says concerning himself that he is a King, even the Messiah." 3 Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? He said to him, That is what you say. 4 Then Pilate said to the high priests and the people, I cannot find any fault against this man. "5 But they shouted and said, He has stirred up our people, teaching throughout Judea, and beginning from Galilee even to this place." 6 When Pilate heard the name Galilee, he asked if the man was a Galilean. "7 And when he knew that he was under the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him to Herod, because he was in Jerusalem at that time." "8 When Herod saw Yeshua he was exceedingly glad, for he had wanted to see him for a long time, because he had heard many things concerning him, and he hoped to see some miracle by him." 9 And he asked him many questions; but Yeshua gave him no answer. 10 Then the high priests and the scribes stood and accused him bitterly. "11 And Herod and his soldiers insulted him and mocked him, and dressed him in a scarlet robe and sent him to Pilate." "12 And that day Pilate and Herod became friends with each other; for there had been a long-standing enmity between them." 13 Then Pilate called the high priests and the leaders of the people, "14 And he said to them, You brought me this man as if he were misleading your people; and behold, 1 have examined him before your own eyes, and I have found no fault in him concerning all that you accuse him." 15 Nor even has Herod; for I sent him to him; and behold, he has done nothing worthy of death. 16 I will therefore chastise him and release him. 17 For there was a custom to release to them one at the feast. 18 But all the people cried out saying, Get rid of him and release to us Bar-Abba; 19 (Who because of sedition and murder which had happened in the city, was cast into prison.) 20 Again Pilate spoke to them, desiring to release Yeshua. 21 But they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him! "22 And he said to them the third time, What evil has he done? I have found nothing in him worthy of death; I will therefore chastise him and release him." "23 But they persisted with loud voices, and asked to crucify him. And their voices and that of the high priests prevailed." 24 Then Pilate commanded to have their request granted. "25 So he released to them the one who because of sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they asked for; and he delivered Yeshua to their will."

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