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A Righteous Man, Wives and Law

‘In that day’ The last days? Can a righteous man save his wife or wives by his righteousness? Is this possible?Why do certain ‘Orthodox’ communities have wives supporting the house while the husband strives for HASHEM [studies Jewish Texts]?

A righteous man will save his soul when GOD destroys a people, nation or the world, but not his sons or daughters. [From Ezekiel 14:13) ‘Son of man, when a land sinneth against Me by trespassing grievously, and I stretch out My hand upon it, and break the staff of the bread thereof, and send famine upon it, and cut off from it man and beast; 14) though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD. 15) If I cause evil beasts to pass through the land, and they bereave it, and it be desolate, so that no man may pass through because of the beasts; 16) though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.] This last Ezekiel 14 text is repeated in variation in verses 17 thru 20. The wife or wives are never mentioned. Why?

I awoke this morning with this revelation regarding the need for a Man to be Righteous, to strive to know and obey THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS, HIS laws and teaching by the hand of Moses(Torah–Five Books Written By Moses) in a world so close to Its Own Judgment before HASHEM.

To stand alone, dedicated to the LORD, seems lonely and a waste of Righteousness, but THE LORD GOD WASTE NOTHING, hence everything is for a reason. I am usually not fully aware of the reasons that I am given my choices. I know that I am responsible for the choices I make and the results they generate. (Ezekiel 14:23 and they shall comfort you, when ye see their way and their doings, and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.’).

The idea that there could be a “Waste of Righteousness”, comes from the question: If I am righteous and save my soul it is good, but could others be saved by all of this work to be righteous? I have spent most of my life, trying to be Good before GOD. That is the simplest term to explain the way I thought at age 7.

I consider myself righteous before GOD by striving to keep the LAWS HE gave by the hand of Moses. At least as far as I personally able to, yet always striving to be better. Not holy, for only THE LIVING GOD OF ISRAEL determines what is HOLY. By seeking the truth of GOD [Is there a GOD? What does HE want? Why should I follow? Why should I trust HIM?], striving to understand which words[Religions, books, theologies, teachers] to trust and why to trust them. Seeking the Blessings of GOD [my evidence] which I have received, to thereby Know the TRUTH OF GOD

The Words and only the Written WORD will do, for every verbal exchange is subject to errors. So the WORD must be from the ALMIGHTY, written by the Moses of hand, this is where we learn the Laws and Teachings; the reasons for the Laws; The Blessings for Obeying;  the Troubles[Curses] for turning away; or for not even trying to know GOD.

The Prophets were given the prophecy by HASHEM which is we learn of our errors and the LORD’S responses to correct the error of our way. The Prophecies told Before[sometimes more than a thousand years and yet come true] time; and are witnessed after time; specifically so that We will Know that GOD IS.

GOD, THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE, THE GOD OF TRUTH, THE GOD OF WISDOM, THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, THIS IS MY GOD and THERE IS ONLY ONE!  His word is always perfect, HIS WORD is always fulfilled and are Never contradicted. HE gives no respect to a religion, which is of man’s design. Some of what HE finds valuable are: your Soul, HIS WORD, HIS HONOR, HIS NAME, and your choice: where you chose HIM as Your GOD or not.

How to find the evidence in the WRITTEN text:
What is required of us? Isaiah 55: 6) Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near; 7) Let the wicked forsake his way, and the man of iniquity his thoughts; and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have compassion upon him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.(My writings of my BLOGs contain many references like this, describing how easy it is to “return to GOD”.)

I do strive to live and act according to what I know is GOD’S LAW and have written some of it here. I know that I am seen, heard, and considered by people (many were not known to be watching), and by THE GOD MOST HIGH. If by your considering my actions, words and deeds, you come to seek THE GOD OF OUR FATHERS, then I have not only saved my soul, you also will have learned from me.

You are also seen, so the process continues. Those seeing you will be influenced personally by the actions they observe you performing.

As demonstrated in “Exodus 20:4 . . . .for I the LORD thy 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;”. The meaning of this is not punishment. It is that we should keep in mind that our children learn to copy us from birth, so what they see and hear you do, they will do. If your actions are evil, they will most likely do evil. An example: If you are say, a thief, and you have been blessed with son(s) and/or daughter(s), and you turn back [from doing that which is evil] toward the GOD OF ISRAEL(you save your soul), and then even if you tell your children “not to steal, not to act as I have”, they will act as you have acted anyway, because that is what you did and they learned to do. They may yet change their choice, but it will be harder for them to learn a new path when then are past eight or nine years old.

Third of fourth generation are the ones that consider, and Ezekiel 18 is a great read. [Ezekiel 18: 14 Now, lo, if he beget a son, that seeth all his father’s sins, which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like, 15 that hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, hath not defiled his neighbour’s wife, 16 neither hath wronged any, hath not taken aught to pledge, neither hath taken by robbery, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment, 17 that hath withdrawn his hand from the poor, that hath not received interest nor increase, hath executed Mine ordinances, hath walked in My statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.]

You must be Righteous in all your acts, to show them the way to righteousness. If you do not do this, who will show them?

What about Wife or wives?

What is the intended relationship between a Husband and Wife?

Sources from are from Tanakh, JPS 1917 translation.

Genesis 2: 18 And the LORD God said: ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.[GOD knows that Man should not be alone.]

Genesis 2: 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.[Two pieces combine to make a great One.]

Genesis 12: 17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.

Genesis 19: 8 Behold now, I have two daughters that have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes; only unto these men do nothing; forasmuch as they are come under the shadow of my roof.’

Genesis 20: 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him: ‘Behold, thou shalt die, because of the woman whom thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife.’

Genesis 20: 6 And God said unto him in the dream: ‘Yea, I know that in the simplicity of thy heart thou hast done this, and I also withheld thee from sinning against Me. Therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. 7 Now therefore restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live; and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.’

Numbers 30: 3 When a man voweth a vow unto the LORD, or sweareth an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth. 4 Also when a woman voweth a vow unto the LORD, and bindeth herself by a bond, being in her father’s house, in her youth, 5 and her father heareth her vow, or her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father holdeth his peace at her, then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand. 6 But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth, none of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand; and the LORD will forgive her, because her father disallowed her.
7 And if she be married to a husband, while her vows are upon her, or the clear utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul;
8 and her husband hear it, whatsoever day it be that he heareth it, and hold his peace at her; then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.
9 But if her husband disallow her in the day that he heareth it, then he shall make void her vow which is upon her, and the clear utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul; and the LORD will forgive her.

10 But the vow of a widow, or of her that is divorced, even every thing wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand against her. 11 And if a woman vowed in her husband’s house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath, 12 and her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not, then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand. 13 But if her husband make them null and void in the day that he heareth them, then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips, whether it were her vows, or the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and the LORD will forgive her. 14 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may let it stand, or her husband may make it void. 15 But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day, then he causeth all her vows to stand, or all her bonds, which are upon her; he hath let them stand, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them. 16 But if he shall make them null and void after that he hath heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity. 17 These are the statutes, which the LORD commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between a father and his daughter, being in her youth, in her father’s house.

Exodus 20: 9 but the seventh day is a sabbath unto the LORD thy God, in it thou shalt not do any manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;[The wife(wives) are missing because they are one with the Man of the family.see Genesis 2 above.]

Isaiah 4: 1 And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying: ‘We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by thy name; take thou away our reproach.'[This to me only makes sense or reason based on all of these texts in this writing.]
[Let’s take this apart.

1) ‘Exodus 21:10 If he take him another wife, her food, her raiment, and her conjugal rights, shall he not diminish’. Two of these are not required by these seven women.

2) They want His Name because this will ‘take away our reproach’, they are also together in this deal.

3) It does not say he will or does accept them or even one. Only that they want to be each a wife of his.

4) They are well off in the way of the world. Probably not young women, and yet young and good looking enough to be able to expect the offer to be acceptable.

5) The motivation seems to be a wife position and something that provides that which is more important to them than whatever else they have.]

Ezekiel 14: 20 though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.

[This is only one of several version of this in this chapter of Ezekiel. Multiple version are to fulfill the Written LAW: ‘On the witness of two or more’ shall matter be known. The last line was a paraphrase of the Law. The link goes to my writing on that matter.]

It seems obvious that the LORD is not politically correct. Wives and young daughters belong to the Husband/Father and he is responsible for them, UNLESS they rebel. In some cases the husband and father can remove sin from the women, but if they have are strong minded with intent to do wrong, the man cannot stop or save. This is true with GOD also, in that HE waits for us to return but some are truly against their soul’s FATHER. It is a question of our individual choices, what will happen to our individual soul.

There is also the “they shall be one flesh”, statement from Adam in Genesis 2:18 (above). This is flesh not SOUL or a better image would be Dirt not Spirit. As one they(husband and wife) rise together or fall together and so does the family.

So, . . . . “Can a righteous man save his wife or wives by his righteousness?” Yes, if they act according to Writings of Moses of GOD’S LAWS AND TEACHINGS, where by acting as one and striving to be righteous. The household must strive for Righteousness, providing support for each member and being supported by the family and GOD.

Otherwise, look around at the world and the people. The young and old, the pretty and ugly, the Male and Female, the master and slave, the banker and farmer, most do not know and do not care to know GOD.

The result will be; Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off; the women shall come, and set them on fire; for it is a people of no understanding; therefore He that made them will not have compassion upon them, and He that formed them will not be gracious unto them


1 comment to A Righteous Man, Wives and Law

  • yaakov

    An additional understanding, I have been considering this for a while now and something else came to light. Another reason it is not good for man to be alone. . . . While you are alone you think about yourself, but when another person becomes part of you, then you start thinking about them and their welfare. Therefore it is best that we are a part of someone that takes us out of ME and into US.

    This seems to be another rather long dissertation if there is interest. Are you interested?