Day 3

Day 3

Written on 08/13/2019


Deuteronomy 4:41-49

41 Then Moshe separated three cities on the east side of the Yarden, toward the sunrise, 

42 to which a killer might flee, that is, someone who kills by mistake a person whom he did not previously hate, and upon fleeing to one of these cities might live there. 

43 The cities were Betzer in the desert, in the flatland, for the Re’uveni; Ramot in Gil‘ad for the Gadi; and Golan in Bashan for the M’nashi.

44 This is the Torah which Moshe placed before the people of Isra’el — 

45 these are the instructions, laws and rulings which Moshe presented to the people of Isra’el after they had come out of Egypt — 

46 beyond the Yarden River, in the valley across from Beit-P‘or, in the land of Sichon king of the Emori, who lived at Heshbon, whom Moshe and the people of Isra’el defeated when they came out of Egypt; 

47 and they took possession of his land and the land of ‘Og king of Bashan, the two kings of the Emori, who were beyond the Yarden toward the sunrise; 

48 from ‘Aro‘er on the edge of the Arnon Valley to Mount Si’on,” that is, Mount Hermon, 

49 “with all the ‘Aravah beyond the Yarden eastward, all the way to the Dead Sea at the foot of the slopes of Pisgah.

Matthew 4:1-11

1 Then the Spirit led Yeshua up into the wilderness to be tempted by the Adversary. 

After Yeshua had fasted forty days and nights, he was hungry. 

The Tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, order these stones to become bread.” 

But he answered, “The Tanakh says,

‘Man does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes from the mouth of Adonai’”

Then the Adversary took him to the holy city and set him on the highest point of the Temple. 

“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “jump! For the Tanakh says,

‘He will order his angels to be responsible for you. . . .
They will support you with their hands,
so that you will not hurt your feet on the stones.’”

Yeshua replied to him, “But it also says, ‘Do not put Adonai your God to the test.’”

Once more, the Adversary took him up to the summit of a very high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in all their glory, 

and said to him, “All this I will give you if you will bow down and worship me.” 

10 “Away with you, Satan!” Yeshua told him, “For the Tanakh says,

‘Worship Adonai your God, and serve only him.’”

11 Then the Adversary let him alone, and angels came and took care of him.