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Last Verse of Exodus 12 - The Importance

נ  וַיַּעֲשׂוּ, כָּל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל:  כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת-מֹשֶׁה וְאֶת-אַהֲרֹן, כֵּן עָשׂוּ.  {ס}
נא  וַיְהִי, בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה:  הוֹצִיא יְהוָה אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם–עַל-צִבְאֹתָם.  {פ}

Exodus 12:
50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. {S}
51 And it came to pass the selfsame day that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts. {P}

So, that is the Hebrew text. I have been listening to Torah Study audio of 20181027, Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, lead by Rabbi Janet Marder. Exodus 12:51 through 13:04 are the goals for this discussion.

After the reading of the text, R. Marder goes back to verses 50 and 51, to address anomalies placed in the “Masoretic Text”. The {ס} (A SAMECH: indicating a closed portion) and the {פ}(a PEH: indicating an open portion), in short these are used to indicate the importance of this one verse, by making it a separate portion of One Verse. I thank Rabbi Marder for pointing out this anomaly in the “Masoretic Text”. Being who I am, I find there is a more significant meaning to this single paragraph.

The verse 51: And it came to pass the selfsame day that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts. {P}, carries greater meaning, in that a completion of a promise has been fulfilled. This same promise will be Spoke by the ALMIGHTY in the Hearing of ALL of the Hebrews at Mount Horeb in Exodus 20 verse “2 I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.”

The original promise is Genesis 15:14 and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

It would be interesting to review the full promise to Abram(not yet has had his name changed by the LORD).

Genesis 15: 7 And He said unto him: ‘I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.’
8 And he(Abram) said: ‘O Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?’

The statement of the LORD regarding how we shall know:

יג  וַיֹּאמֶר לְאַבְרָם, יָדֹעַ תֵּדַע כִּי-גֵר יִהְיֶה זַרְעֲךָ בְּאֶרֶץ לֹא לָהֶם, וַעֲבָדוּם, וְעִנּוּ אֹתָם–אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת, שָׁנָה.
יד  וְגַם אֶת-הַגּוֹי אֲשֶׁר יַעֲבֹדוּ, דָּן אָנֹכִי; וְאַחֲרֵי-כֵן יֵצְאוּ, בִּרְכֻשׁ גָּדוֹל.

Genesis 15: 13 And He said unto Abram: ‘Know of a surety that {thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs}, and {shall serve them}; and {they shall afflict them four hundred years};
14 and {also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge}; and {afterward shall they come out} {with great substance}.

So there we go. If you review all of the first 12 chapters of Exodus and compare with the {} shown in Genesis 15:13 & 14; we should see that all of those {} promises made to Abram are brought to completion in verse 51. The answer to the question in Genesis 15:”8 . . . . whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?” However the completion of these promises has a more powerful meaning. Verse 51 is a marker that the LORD ALWAYS KEEPS HIS WORD. Even when it will take place hundreds of years in future from when the promise or word is given.

This last I have presented in a writing called: “The Challenge, Answered By None”  , includes a section from:

Isaiah 41:20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
22 Let them bring them forth, and declare unto us the things that shall happen; the former things, what are they? Declare ye, that we may consider, and know the end of them; or announce to us things to come.
23 Declare the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods; yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.

All of is used as a PROOF THAT THE LORD OUR GOD IS GOD. There is no other. More than all of the ideas that you are to do a thing, the LORD OUR GOD, The GOD of Abraham, GOD of Isaac, GOD of Jacob; gives us evidence of WHO HE IS AND WHY WE SHOULD DO BETTER THAT HIS other children. For we, the Children of Jacob, have been show and dealt with directly by OUR GOD. Given evidence, Laws, Covenants, and teachings, that we might decide to be HOLY, even a Nation of Priest. This Only happens when: Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will hearken unto My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all peoples; for all the earth is Mine; 6 and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.’

What all of HIS Children see and think about what happens to us, concerns the LORD for all are HIS Children. As in Song, “a witness for Me against the children of Israel”: “Deuteronomy 32:26 I thought I would make an end of them, I would make their memory cease from among men; 27 Were it not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation, lest their adversaries should misdeem, lest they should say: Our hand is exalted, and not the LORD hath wrought all this.’”

We are the example for the WORLD, the example of Good or Bad, Blessing or curse, so that the WORLD will know the LORD our GOD is GOD, and there is No Other GOD. It is today, your decision, Blessing or Curse; the start of heaven or the continuation of . . . .ouch! My choice is to Keep the WORD of Our FATHER, the ALMIGHTY GOD.

In keeping with the Torah Study addressed above and the reason for this writing: One of my Talents or Blessings is that I have been driven to find the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. So in my search I have been given a understanding that I am to share all that I have learned. So this writing is one express of my attempt to share these Blessings with any that will hear and consider. It is only up to me to present these in as many ways that I have access. It is up to the LORD how far these blessings will go. ALL PRAISE AND GLORY ARE MY LORD’S

I can not save you, no one can, You must Return and do that which is Right.

I can show you the way, if you want to know.

IT is to your benefit to HEARKEN until the LIVING GOD OF ISHRAEL/ISRAEL, and to our pain and shame to do otherwise.

My prayer is that The LORD grant you eyes that see, ears that hear and an understanding heart, then you return unto HIM soon!(Isaiah 6: 9 And He said: ‘Go, and tell this people: hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they, seeing with their eyes, and hearing with their ears, and understanding with their heart, return, and be healed.’)

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