Old Testament Verses That Totally Destroy The Man-Made Notion of “FREEWILL”

Old Testament Verses That Totally Destroy The Man-Made Notion of “FREEWILL”

ΟΤΙ ΕΞ ΑΥΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΔΙ ΑΥΤΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΣ ΑΥΤΟΝ ΤΑ ΠΑΝΤΑ
ΑΥΤΩ Η ΔΟΞΑ ΕΙΣ ΤΟΥΣ ΑΙΩΝΑΣ
ΑΜΗΝ
Greek Text (source: Concordant Publishing Concern)

Ὅτι ἐξ αὐτοῦ καὶ δι’ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν τὰ πάντα·
αὐτῷ ἡ δόξα εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.
Ἀμήν.

“Seeing that out of Him and through Him and for Him is all:
To Him be the glory for the eons!
Amen!”
Concordant Version of the New Testament

(ROMANS 11:36)

Vincent’s Word Studies:
Alford styles this doxology “the sublimest apostrophe existing even in the pages of Inspiration itself.”

A.E. Knoch (Concordant Commentary on the New Testament):
“This is the most comprehensive statement which can be uttered. God is the source of all, the channel of all, and the object of all. The universe sprang out of Him, it has its course in Him and He will be its ultimate. This settles all speculation as to the origin of all things. Creation is out of God, not out of nothing. This explains universal history. God is the One back of all the movements of mankind. This reveals the goal of all things. God is so guiding all His creatures that, eventually, He will become their All. To Him, indeed, be glory for the eons!”


אֲנִ֥י יְהוָ֖ה עֹשֶׂ֥ה כָל־אֵֽלֶּה׃
“I, YAHWEH, MAKE ALL THESE THINGS!”
(ISAIAH 45:7b)


A non-exhaustive Collection of some Old Testament verses
Pertaining to the (absolute) Sovereignty of GOD (first draft) Compiled by: Ben Abraham (pseudonym) – for the sake of: Ace Theo’s YouTube page Hebrew text: Westminster Leningrad Codex (WLC) English translation: Concordant Version of the Old Testament (CVOT) (August-September 2022, North America)
Maranatha!
GENESIS
Genesis 1:1 (cf. John 1:1)
“In the beginning, Elohim!”


בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים
אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ׃
In a beginning Elohim created
The heavens and the earth.

Genesis 18:14
“Nothing is too difficult for Yahweh!”


הֲיִפָּלֵ֥א מֵיְהוָ֖ה דָּבָ֑ר
לַמֹּועֵ֞ד אָשׁ֥וּב אֵלֶ֛יךָ
כָּעֵ֥ת חַיָּ֖ה
וּלְשָׂרָ֥ה בֵֽן׃
Is anything too difficult for Yahweh?
At the appointed time I shall return to you,
And according to the season of life,
Sarah will have a son.

Genesis 28:15
“I will keep you in all the way you are going!”


וְהִנֵּ֨ה אָנֹכִ֜י עִמָּ֗ךְ
וּשְׁמַרְתִּ֙יךָ֙ בְּכֹ֣ל אֲשֶׁר־תֵּלֵ֔ךְ
וַהֲשִׁ֣בֹתִ֔יךָ אֶל־הָאֲדָמָ֖ה הַזֹּ֑את
כִּ֚י לֹ֣א אֶֽעֱזָבְךָ֔
עַ֚ד אֲשֶׁ֣ר אִם־עָשִׂ֔יתִי אֵ֥ת אֲשֶׁר־דִּבַּ֖רְתִּי לָֽךְ׃
And behold, I am with you;
I will keep you in all the way you are going,
And I will bring you back to this ground,
For I shall not forsake you
Until I should have done all that I have spoken to you.
Genesis 31:3-5 EXODUS
Exodus 4:11
“Is it not I, Yahweh?”


וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֵלָ֗יו
מִ֣י שָׂ֣ם פֶּה֮ לָֽאָדָם֒
אֹ֚ו מִֽי־יָשׂ֣וּם אִלֵּ֔ם
אֹ֣ו חֵרֵ֔שׁ
אֹ֥ו פִקֵּ֖חַ
אֹ֣ו עִוֵּ֑ר
הֲלֹ֥א אָנֹכִ֖י יְהוָֽה׃
Yahweh said to him:
Who made the mouth for a human
Or Who is making one mute
Or deaf
Or having unclosed eyes
Or blind?
Is it not I, Yahweh?

Exodus 4:21
“I (Yahweh) shall harden the Pharaoh’s heart!”
(See other similar passages.)


וַיֹּ֣אמֶר יְהוָה֮ אֶל־מֹשֶׁה֒
בְּלֶכְתְּךָ֙ לָשׁ֣וּב מִצְרַ֔יְמָה
רְאֵ֗ה כָּל־הַמֹּֽפְתִים֙
אֲשֶׁר־שַׂ֣מְתִּי בְיָדֶ֔ךָ
וַעֲשִׂיתָ֖ם לִפְנֵ֣י פַרְעֹ֑ה
וַאֲנִי֙ אֲחַזֵּ֣ק אֶת־לִבֹּ֔ו
וְלֹ֥א יְשַׁלַּ֖ח אֶת־הָעָֽם׃
And Yahweh said to Moses:
When you go to return to Egypt,
See to all the miracles
Which I place in your hand,
That you do them before Pharaoh.
Yet I shall make his heart steadfast*,
And he shall not dismiss the people.
*King James (A.V.): but I will harden his heart.

Exodus 8:10
“There is no one like Yahweh our Elohim!”


וַיֹּ֖אמֶר לְמָחָ֑ר
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ כִּדְבָ֣רְךָ֔
לְמַ֣עַן תֵּדַ֔ע כִּי־אֵ֖ין כַּיהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ׃
So he said: Tomorrow.
And he said: Be it according to your word,
That you may know that there is no one like Yahweh our Elohim.

Exodus 9:14
“There is no one like Me in the entire earth!”


כִּ֣י ׀ בַּפַּ֣עַם הַזֹּ֗את אֲנִ֨י שֹׁלֵ֜חַ אֶת־כָּל־מַגֵּפֹתַי֙ אֶֽל־לִבְּךָ֔ וּבַעֲבָדֶ֖יךָ וּבְעַמֶּ֑ךָ
בַּעֲב֣וּר תֵּדַ֔ע כִּ֛י אֵ֥ין כָּמֹ֖נִי בְּכָל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃
For at this time I am sending all My strokes onto your heart and your courtiers and your people
In order that you shall know that there is no one like Me in the entire earth.

Exodus 15:2-3
“This is my El!”
“Yahweh is His Name!”


עָזִּ֤י וְזִמְרָת֙ יָ֔הּ
וַֽיְהִי־לִ֖י לִֽישׁוּעָ֑ה
זֶ֤ה אֵלִי֙ וְאַנְוֵ֔הוּ
אֱלֹהֵ֥י אָבִ֖י וַאֲרֹמְמֶֽנְהוּ׃
Yah is my Strength and my Melody,
And He became mine for salvation.
This is my El; I shall adorn Him,
Elohim of my father, I shall exalt Him.
יְהוָ֖ה אִ֣ישׁ מִלְחָמָ֑ה
יְהוָ֖ה שְׁמֹֽו׃
Yahweh is a Man of war;
Yahweh is His Name.

Exodus 15:11
“Who is like You, O Yahweh?”


מִֽי־כָמֹ֤כָה בָּֽאֵלִם֙ יְהוָ֔ה
מִ֥י כָּמֹ֖כָה נֶאְדָּ֣ר בַּקֹּ֑דֶשׁ
נֹורָ֥א תְהִלֹּ֖ת עֹ֥שֵׂה פֶֽלֶא׃
Who is like You among the elim, O Yahweh?
Who is like You, ennobled in holiness,
To be feared in praises, working marvels?

Exodus 20:3
“No other elohim for you!”


לֹֽ֣א יִהְיֶֽה־לְךָ֛֩ אֱלֹהִ֥֨ים אֲחֵרִ֖֜ים עַל־פָּנָֽ֗יַ ׃
There shall not come to be other elohim for you in preference to Me.
NUMBERS
Numbers 23:19
“Does He say it and then not do it?”


לֹ֣א אִ֥ישׁ אֵל֙ וִֽיכַזֵּ֔ב
וּבֶן־אָדָ֖ם וְיִתְנֶחָ֑ם
הַה֤וּא אָמַר֙ וְלֹ֣א יַעֲשֶׂ֔ה
וְדִבֶּ֖ר וְלֹ֥א יְקִימֶֽנָּה׃
El is not a man that He should lie.
Or a son of humanity that He should feel regret.
Does He say it and then not do it
Or speak and then not carry it out?
Deuteronomy 2:24-33. DEUTERONOMY
Deuteronomy 3:24
“Your greatness!
Your steadfast hand! Your outstretched arm!
Your deeds! Your mastery!”


אֲדֹנָ֣י יְהוִ֗ה אַתָּ֤ה הַֽחִלֹּ֙ותָ֙ לְהַרְאֹ֣ות אֶֽת־עַבְדְּךָ֔ אֶ֨ת־גָּדְלְךָ֔ וְאֶת־יָדְךָ֖ הַחֲזָקָ֑ה
אֲשֶׁ֤ר מִי־אֵל֙ בַּשָּׁמַ֣יִם וּבָאָ֔רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה כְמַעֲשֶׂ֖יךָ וְכִגְבוּרֹתֶֽךָ׃
My Lord Yahweh, You Yourself have started to show Your servant Your greatness and Your steadfast hand, and Your outstretched arm.
For what el is in the heavens or on the earth who could do according to Your deeds and according to Your mastery?

Deuteronomy 4:35
“He is the only Elohim!”
(Nothing else (is “absolute”) except His Solitude…)


אַתָּה֙ הָרְאֵ֣תָ לָדַ֔עַת כִּ֥י יְהוָ֖ה
ה֣וּא הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים
אֵ֥ין עֹ֖וד מִלְבַדֹּֽו׃
You were shown this to know that Yahweh,
He is the only Elohim.
There is no one else aside from Him.

Deuteronomy 4:36
“From the midst of the fire!”


מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֛יִם
הִשְׁמִֽיעֲךָ֥ אֶת־קֹלֹ֖ו
לְיַסְּרֶ֑ךָּ
וְעַל־הָאָ֗רֶץ
הֶרְאֲךָ֙ אֶת־אִשֹּׁ֣ו הַגְּדֹולָ֔ה
וּדְבָרָ֥יו שָׁמַ֖עְתָּ
מִתֹּ֥וךְ הָאֵֽשׁ׃
From the heavens
He let you hear His voice,
To discipline you,
And on the earth
He showed you His great fire,
And you heard His words
From the midst of the fire.

Deuteronomy 4:39
“There is no one else!”


וְיָדַעְתָּ֣ הַיֹּ֗ום
וַהֲשֵׁבֹתָ֮ אֶל־לְבָבֶךָ֒
כִּ֤י יְהוָה֙
ה֣וּא הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים
בַּשָּׁמַ֣יִם מִמַּ֔עַל
וְעַל־הָאָ֖רֶץ מִתָּ֑חַת
אֵ֖ין עֹֽוד׃
So you know today,
And you recall it to your heart
That Yahweh,
He is the only Elohim
In the heavens above
And on the earth beneath;
There is no one else.

Deuteronomy 5:7
“No (other) elohim in preference to Him!”


לֹ֣א יִהְיֶ֥ה־לְךָ֛֩ אֱלֹהִ֥֨ים אֲחֵרִ֖֜ים עַל־פָּנָֽ֗יַ׃
There shall not come to be other elohim for you in preference to Me.

Deuteronomy 6:4
“Yahweh (our Elohim!) the only One!”


שְׁמַ֖ע יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ
יְהוָ֥ה ׀ אֶחָֽד ׃
Hear, Israel!
Yahweh is our Elohim;
Yahweh the only One.
Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (…).
Deuteronomy 10:14
“It all belongs to Yahweh-Elohim!”


הֵ֚ן
לַיהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ
הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם
וּשְׁמֵ֣י הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם
הָאָ֖רֶץ
וְכָל־אֲשֶׁר־בָּֽהּ׃
Behold,
To Yahweh your Elohim
Belong the heavens
And the heavens of the heavens;
The earth
And all that is in it.

Deuteronomy 10:21
“He is your praise, and He is your Elohim!”


ה֥וּא תְהִלָּתְךָ֖ וְה֣וּא אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ
אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂ֣ה אִתְּךָ֗
אֶת־הַגְּדֹלֹ֤ת וְאֶת־הַנֹּֽורָאֹת֙ הָאֵ֔לֶּה
אֲשֶׁ֥ר רָא֖וּ עֵינֶֽיךָ׃
He is your praise, and He is your Elohim
Who did for you
These great and fear inspiring deeds
That your eyes saw.

Deuteronomy 32:3
“Grant greatness!”


כִּ֛י שֵׁ֥ם יְהוָ֖ה אֶקְרָ֑א
הָב֥וּ גֹ֖דֶל לֵאלֹהֵֽינוּ׃
For the Name of Yahweh am I proclaiming:
Grant greatness to our Elohim!

Deuteronomy 32:39
(“I, I am He!”)
“I Myself put to death and keep alive!”


רְא֣וּ ׀ עַתָּ֗ה כִּ֣י אֲנִ֤י אֲנִי֙ ה֔וּא
וְאֵ֥ין אֱלֹהִ֖ים עִמָּדִ֑י
אֲנִ֧י אָמִ֣ית וַאֲחַיֶּ֗ה
מָחַ֙צְתִּי וַאֲנִ֣י אֶרְפָּ֔א
וְאֵ֥ין מִיָּדִ֖י מַצִּֽיל׃
See now that I, I am He,
And there are no other elohim beside Me.
I Myself put to death, and I keep alive;
I have transfixed, and I Myself shall heal,
And there is no one who could reclaim from My hand!

Deuteronomy 33:26
“In His augustness!”


אֵ֥ין כָּאֵ֖ל יְשֻׁר֑וּן
רֹכֵ֤ב שָׁמַ֙יִם֙ בְעֶזְרֶ֔ךָ
וּבְגַאֲוָתֹ֖ו שְׁחָקִֽים׃
There is none like the El of Yeshurun:
Riding the heavens as your Helper
And in His augustness, the skies.
Joshua 11:19-20. 1 SAMUEL
1 Samuel 2:2
“No one! Yea, no one!”


אֵין־קָדֹ֥ושׁ כַּיהוָ֖ה
כִּ֣י אֵ֣ין בִּלְתֶּ֑ךָ
וְאֵ֥ין צ֖וּר כֵּאלֹהֵֽינוּ׃
No one is holy like Yahweh;
Yea, no one is holy barring You,
And no one is righteous like our Elohim.

1 Samuel 2:6-10
“Yahweh is putting to death and is keeping alive!”
(“He shall exalt the horn of His anointed one!”)


יְהוָ֖ה מֵמִ֣ית וּמְחַיֶּ֑ה
מֹורִ֥יד שְׁאֹ֖ול וַיָּֽעַל׃
Yahweh is putting to death and is keeping alive,
He is bringing down to the unseen*, and He brings up.
*Unseen: (Heb.) sheol.
יְהוָ֖ה מֹורִ֣ישׁ וּמַעֲשִׁ֑יר
מַשְׁפִּ֖יל אַף־מְרֹומֵֽם׃
Yahweh is making destitute and is enriching;
He is laying low and is exalting too.
מֵקִ֨ים מֵעָפָ֜ר דָּ֗ל
מֵֽאַשְׁפֹּת֙ יָרִ֣ים אֶבְיֹ֔ון
לְהֹושִׁיב֙ עִם־נְדִיבִ֔ים
וְכִסֵּ֥א כָבֹ֖וד יַנְחִלֵ֑ם
כִּ֤י לַֽיהוָה֙ מְצֻ֣קֵי אֶ֔רֶץ
וַיָּ֥שֶׁת עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם תֵּבֵֽל׃
He is raising the poor from the dust
And exalts the needy from the ash heap,
Seating them with patrons of peoples,
Allotting them a throne of glory.
For Yahweh’s are the stanchions* of the earth;
He has set the habitance upon them.
*King James (A.V.): pillars. Young’s literal translation: fixtures.
רַגְלֵ֤י [חֲסִידֹו כ] (חֲסִידָיו֙ ק) יִשְׁמֹ֔ר
וּרְשָׁעִ֖ים בַּחֹ֣שֶׁךְ יִדָּ֑מּוּ
כִּֽי־לֹ֥א בְכֹ֖חַ יִגְבַּר־אִֽישׁ׃
He is guarding the feet of His benign ones;
Yet the wicked shall be stilled in darkness,
For not by vigor has man mastery.
יְהוָ֞ה יֵחַ֣תּוּ [מְרִיבֹו כ] (מְרִיבָ֗יו ק)
[עָלֹו כ] (עָלָיו֙ ק) בַּשָּׁמַ֣יִם יַרְעֵ֔ם
יְהוָ֖ה יָדִ֣ין אַפְסֵי־אָ֑רֶץ
וְיִתֶּן־עֹ֣ז לְמַלְכֹּ֔ו
וְיָרֵ֖ם קֶ֥רֶן מְשִׁיחֹֽו׃
As for Yahweh, those contending with Him shall be undone;
Against them shall He thunder in the heavens.
Yahweh, He shall adjudicate the limits of the earth.
He shall give strength to His king;
He shall exalt the horn of His anointed one.

1 Samuel 3:18
“Yahweh may do what seems good in His eyes!”


וַיַּגֶּד־לֹ֤ו שְׁמוּאֵל֙ אֶת־כָּל־הַדְּבָרִ֔ים וְלֹ֥א כִחֵ֖ד מִמֶּ֑נּוּ
וַיֹּאמַ֕ר יְהוָ֣ה ה֔וּא הַטֹּ֥וב בְּעֵינָ֖ו יַעֲשֶֽׂה׃
So Samuel told him all the words and suppressed nothing from him.
Eli replied, He is Yahweh! He may do what seems good in His eyes.
2 SAMUEL
2 Samuel 7:22
“There is no one like You! and there is no Elohim except You!”


עַל־כֵּ֥ן גָּדַ֖לְתָּ אֲדֹנָ֣י יְהוִ֑ה
כִּֽי־אֵ֣ין כָּמֹ֗וךָ
וְאֵ֤ין אֱלֹהִים֙ זֽוּלָתֶ֔ךָ
בְּכֹ֥ל אֲשֶׁר־שָׁמַ֖עְנוּ בְּאָזְנֵֽינוּ׃
Therefore You are great, my Lord Yahweh,
For there is no one like You,
And there is no Elohim except You
Among all of whom we have heard with our ears.

2 Samuel 17:14
“In order that Yahweh might bring evil upon Absalom!”


וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אַבְשָׁלֹום֙ וְכָל־אִ֣ישׁ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל טֹובָ֗ה עֲצַת֙ חוּשַׁ֣י הָאַרְכִּ֔י מֵעֲצַ֖ת אֲחִיתֹ֑פֶל
וַיהוָ֣ה צִוָּ֗ה לְהָפֵ֞ר אֶת־עֲצַ֤ת אֲחִיתֹ֙פֶל֙ הַטֹּובָ֔ה לְבַעֲב֗וּר הָבִ֧יא יְהוָ֛ה אֶל־אַבְשָׁלֹ֖ום אֶת־הָרָעָֽה׃
Absalom and all the men of Israel agreed that the counsel of Hushai the Archite was better than the counsel of Ahithophel,
For Yahweh Himself had determined to annul Ahithophel’s good counsel in order that Yahweh might bring evil upon Absalom.
1 KINGS
1 Kings 8:27
“The heavens of the heavens themselves cannot contain You!”


כִּ֚י הַֽאֻמְנָ֔ם יֵשֵׁ֥ב אֱלֹהִ֖ים עַל־הָאָ֑רֶץ
הִ֠נֵּה הַשָּׁמַ֜יִם וּשְׁמֵ֤י הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ לֹ֣א יְכַלְכְּל֔וּךָ
אַ֕ף כִּֽי־הַבַּ֥יִת הַזֶּ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר בָּנִֽיתִי׃
Will Elohim truly dwell with mankind on the earth?
Behold, the heavens and the heavens of the heavens themselves cannot contain You;
How much less, indeed, this house that I have built!
2 KINGS
2 Kings 19:15
“The One Elohim over all the kingdoms of the earth!”


וַיִּתְפַּלֵּ֨ל חִזְקִיָּ֜הוּ לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָה֮ וַיֹּאמַר֒
יְהוָ֞ה אֱלֹהֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ יֹשֵׁ֣ב הַכְּרֻבִ֔ים
אַתָּה־ה֤וּא הָֽאֱלֹהִים֙ לְבַדְּךָ֔ לְכֹ֖ל מַמְלְכֹ֣ות הָאָ֑רֶץ
אַתָּ֣ה עָשִׂ֔יתָ אֶת־הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֶת־הָאָֽרֶץ׃
And Hezekiah prayed before Yahweh and said:
O Yahweh Elohim of Israel, dwelling over the cherubim,
You by Yourself alone are He, Who is the One Elohim over all the kingdoms of the earth.
You Yourself have made the heavens and the earth.
1 CHRONICLES
1 Chronicles 16:31
“Yahweh Himself reigns!”


יִשְׂמְח֤וּ הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ וְתָגֵ֣ל הָאָ֔רֶץ
וְיֹאמְר֥וּ בַגֹּויִ֖ם יְהוָ֥ה מָלָֽךְ׃
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth exult;
Let them say among the nations: Yahweh Himself reigns!

1 Chronicles 17:20
“There is no one like Yahweh-Elohim!”


יְהוָה֙ אֵ֣ין כָּמֹ֔וךָ וְאֵ֥ין אֱלֹהִ֖ים זוּלָתֶ֑ךָ
בְּכֹ֥ל אֲשֶׁר־שָׁמַ֖עְנוּ בְּאָזְנֵֽינוּ׃
O Yahweh, there is no one like You, and there is no Elohim except You
Among all of whom we have heard with our ears.

1 Chronicles 29:10-13
“Yours, O Yahweh, are greatness, mastery, beauty, permanence and splendor!”
(“You are ruling over all!”)


וַיְבָ֤רֶךְ דָּוִיד֙ אֶת־יְהוָ֔ה לְעֵינֵ֖י כָּל־הַקָּהָ֑ל
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר דָּוִ֗יד בָּר֨וּךְ אַתָּ֤ה יְהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵי֙ יִשְׂרָאֵ֣ל אָבִ֔ינוּ מֵעֹולָ֖ם וְעַד־עֹולָֽם׃
Then David blessed Yahweh before the eyes of the entire assembly.
David said: Blessed be You, O Yahweh, Elohim of our father Israel, from the eon and until the eon.
לְךָ֣ יְ֠הוָה הַגְּדֻלָּ֨ה וְהַגְּבוּרָ֤ה וְהַתִּפְאֶ֙רֶת֙ וְהַנֵּ֣צַח וְהַהֹ֔וד כִּי־כֹ֖ל בַּשָּׁמַ֣יִם וּבָאָ֑רֶץ
לְךָ֤ יְהוָה֙ הַמַּמְלָכָ֔ה וְהַמִּתְנַשֵּׂ֖א לְכֹ֥ל ׀ לְרֹֽאשׁ׃
Yours, O Yahweh, are greatness, mastery, beauty, permanence and splendor, indeed, everything in the heavens and on the earth.
Yours, O Yahweh, is the kingship, lifting Yourself up as Head over all.
וְהָעֹ֤שֶׁר וְהַכָּבֹוד֙ מִלְּפָנֶ֔יךָ וְאַתָּה֙ מֹושֵׁ֣ל בַּכֹּ֔ל וּבְיָדְךָ֖ כֹּ֣חַ וּגְבוּרָ֑ה
וּבְיָ֣דְךָ֔ לְגַדֵּ֥ל וּלְחַזֵּ֖ק לַכֹּֽל׃
Riches and glory come from before You, and You are ruling over all; in Your hand is vigor and mastery;
And it is in Your hand to magnify and to fortify everyone.
וְעַתָּ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ מֹודִ֥ים אֲנַ֖חְנוּ לָ֑ךְ
וּֽמְהַֽלְלִ֖ים לְשֵׁ֥ם תִּפְאַרְתֶּֽךָ׃
And now, our Elohim, we are acclaiming You
And are praising Your beauteous Name.
NEHEMIAH
Nehemiah 9:6
“You are He, Yahweh You alone!”


אַתָּה־ה֣וּא יְהוָה֮ לְבַדֶּךָ֒
[אַתְּ כ] (אַתָּ֣ה ק) עָשִׂ֡יתָ אֶֽת־הַשָּׁמַיִם֩
שְׁמֵ֨י הַשָּׁמַ֜יִם וְכָל־צְבָאָ֗ם
הָאָ֜רֶץ וְכָל־אֲשֶׁ֤ר עָלֶ֙יהָ֙
הַיַּמִּים֙ וְכָל־אֲשֶׁ֣ר בָּהֶ֔ם
וְאַתָּ֖ה מְחַיֶּ֣ה אֶת־כֻּלָּ֑ם
וּצְבָ֥א הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם לְךָ֥ מִשְׁתַּחֲוִֽים׃
You are He, Yahweh You alone.
You Yourself have made the heavens,
The heavens of the heavens and all their host,
The earth and all that is on it,
The seas and all that is in them.
You are keeping all of them alive,
And the host of the heavens are prostrating themselves before You.
Job 1:12-22. JOB
Job 1:20-21
“Yahweh gives, and Yahweh takes away:
Blessed be the Name of Yahweh!”


וַיָּ֤קָם אִיֹּוב֙ וַיִּקְרַ֣ע אֶת־מְעִלֹ֔ו וַיָּ֖גָז אֶת־רֹאשֹׁ֑ו
וַיִּפֹּ֥ל אַ֖רְצָה וַיִּשְׁתָּֽחוּ׃
Then Job arose, tore his robe and sheared his head.
He fell to the earth and worshiped.
וַיֹּאמֶר֩
עָרֹ֨ם [יָצָתִי כ] (יָצָ֜אתִי ק) מִבֶּ֣טֶן אִמִּ֗י
וְעָרֹם֙ אָשׁ֣וּב שָׁ֔מָה
יְהוָ֣ה נָתַ֔ן וַיהוָ֖ה לָקָ֑ח
יְהִ֛י שֵׁ֥ם יְהוָ֖ה מְבֹרָֽךְ׃
And he said,
Naked I came forth from the belly of my mother,
And naked I shall return there.
Yahweh, He gives, and Yahweh, He takes away.
Blessed be the Name of Yahweh.

Job 2:7-10
“Curse God, and die!”
(“Should we receive good from the One, Elohim, and should we not (also) receive evil?”)


וַיֵּצֵא֙ הַשָּׂטָ֔ן מֵאֵ֖ת פְּנֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה
וַיַּ֤ךְ אֶת־אִיֹּוב֙ בִּשְׁחִ֣ין רָ֔ע מִכַּ֥ף רַגְלֹ֖ו [עַד כ] (וְעַ֥ד ק) קָדְקֳדֹֽו׃
Then the Adversary went forth from Yahweh’s presence,
And he smote Job with evil boils from the sole of his foot unto his scalp.
וַיִּֽקַּֽח־לֹ֣ו חֶ֔רֶשׂ לְהִתְגָּרֵ֖ד בֹּ֑ו
וְה֖וּא יֹשֵׁ֥ב בְּתֹוךְ־הָאֵֽפֶר׃
So he took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with it
As he was sitting in the midst of ashes.
וַתֹּ֤אמֶר לֹו֙ אִשְׁתֹּ֔ו
עֹדְךָ֖ מַחֲזִ֣יק בְּתֻמָּתֶ֑ךָ
בָּרֵ֥ךְ אֱלֹהִ֖ים וָמֻֽת׃
Then his wife said to him,
Are you still holding fast to your integrity?
Scorn Elohim and die*.
*King James (A.V.):  curse God, and die.
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֵלֶ֗יהָ
כְּדַבֵּ֞ר אַחַ֤ת הַנְּבָלֹות֙ תְּדַבֵּ֔רִי
גַּ֣ם אֶת־הַטֹּ֗וב נְקַבֵּל֙ מֵאֵ֣ת הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים
וְאֶת־הָרָ֖ע לֹ֣א נְקַבֵּ֑ל
בְּכָל־זֹ֛את לֹא־חָטָ֥א אִיֹּ֖וב בִּשְׂפָתָֽיו׃
Yet he said to her,
As some decadent woman speaks are you speaking.
Indeed should we receive good from the One, Elohim,
And should we not receive evil?
In all this, Job did not sin with his lips.

Job 4:17 (Eliphaz):
“Can a mortal be righteous before Eloah?”


הַֽ֭אֱנֹושׁ מֵאֱלֹ֣והַ יִצְדָּ֑ק
אִ֥ם מֵ֝עֹשֵׂ֗הוּ יִטְהַר־גָּֽבֶר׃
Can a mortal be righteous before Eloah?
Or a master be pure before his Maker?

Job 5:8-9 (Eliphaz?):
“Doer of great deeds, of which there is no fathoming!”


אוּלָ֗ם אֲ֭נִי אֶדְרֹ֣שׁ אֶל־אֵ֑ל
וְאֶל־אֱ֝לֹהִ֗ים אָשִׂ֥ים דִּבְרָתִֽי׃
Nevertheless, as for me, I inquire of El,
And before Elohim do I place my cause,
עֹשֶׂ֣ה גְ֭דֹלֹות וְאֵ֣ין חֵ֑קֶר
נִ֝פְלָאֹ֗ות עַד־אֵ֥ין מִסְפָּֽר׃
Doer of great deeds, of which there is no fathoming,
Marvelous works of which there is no enumeration.
(Etcetera.)

Job 5:17-18 (Eliphaz?):
“For Eloah Himself causes pain!”


הִנֵּ֤ה אַשְׁרֵ֣י אֱ֭נֹושׁ יֹוכִחֶ֣נּֽוּ אֱלֹ֑והַּ
וּמוּסַ֥ר דַּ֗י אַל־תִּמְאָֽס׃
Behold, happy is the mortal whom Eloah corrects;
Thus you must not reject the admonition of Him Who-Suffices.
כִּ֤י ה֣וּא יַכְאִ֣יב וְיֶחְבָּ֑שׁ
יִ֝מְחַ֗ץ [וְיָדֹו כ] (וְיָדָ֥יו ק) תִּרְפֶּֽינָה׃
For He Himself causes pain, and He shall bind up;
He transfixes, and His hands, they shall heal.

Job 9:1-4
“A mortal could not answer Him (El, God) one time out of a thousand!”


וַיַּ֥עַן אִיֹּ֗וב וַיֹּאמַֽר׃
So Job answered, saying:
אָ֭מְנָם יָדַ֣עְתִּי כִי־כֵ֑ן
וּמַה־יִּצְדַּ֖ק אֱנֹ֣ושׁ עִם־אֵֽל׃
Truly I know that this is so,
Yet how can a mortal be righteous before El?
אִם־יַ֭חְפֹּץ לָרִ֣יב עִמֹּ֑ו
לֹֽא־יַ֝עֲנֶ֗נּוּ אַחַ֥ת מִנִּי־אָֽלֶף׃
If he desires to contend with Him,
He could not answer Him one time out of a thousand.
חֲכַ֣ם לֵ֭בָב וְאַמִּ֣יץ כֹּ֑חַ
מִֽי־הִקְשָׁ֥ה אֵ֝לָ֗יו וַיִּשְׁלָֽם׃
He is wise in heart and resolute in vigor;
Who has stiffened himself against Him and fared well?

Job 10:8-11
“You molded me like clay and You shall turn me back to soil!”


יָדֶ֣יךָ עִ֭צְּבוּנִי וַֽיַּעֲשׂ֑וּנִי
יַ֥חַד סָ֝בִ֗יב וַֽתְּבַלְּעֵֽנִי׃
Your hands shaped me and made me;
Yet afterward You swallow me up round about.
זְכָר־נָ֭א כִּי־כַחֹ֣מֶר עֲשִׂיתָ֑נִי
וְֽאֶל־עָפָ֥ר תְּשִׁיבֵֽנִי׃
Remember, I pray, that You molded me like clay,
And You shall turn me back to soil.
הֲלֹ֣א כֶ֭חָלָב תַּתִּיכֵ֑נִי
וְ֝כַגְּבִנָּ֗ה תַּקְפִּיאֵֽנִי׃
Did You not pour me forth like milk
And curdle me like cheese?
עֹ֣ור וּ֭בָשָׂר תַּלְבִּישֵׁ֑נִי
וּֽבַעֲצָמֹ֥ות וְ֝גִידִ֗ים תְּסֹכְכֵֽנִי׃
You clothed me with skin and flesh,
And hedged me together with bones and sinews.
Job 10:13.
Job 11:7-10 (Zophar):
“Can you find out the fathoming of Eloah?”


הַחֵ֣קֶר אֱלֹ֣והַ תִּמְצָ֑א
אִ֤ם עַד־תַּכְלִ֖ית שַׁדַּ֣י תִּמְצָֽא׃
Can you find out the fathoming of Eloah?
Could you find out the perfection of Him Who-Suffices?
גָּבְהֵ֣י שָׁ֭מַיִם
מַה־תִּפְעָ֑ל
עֲמֻקָּ֥ה מִ֝שְּׁאֹ֗ול מַה־תֵּדָֽע׃
These are loftier than the heavens; what can you contrive?
Deeper than the unseen; what can you know?
אֲרֻכָּ֣ה מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִדָּ֑הּ
וּ֝רְחָבָ֗ה מִנִּי־יָֽם׃
Its measure is longer than the earth
And wider than the sea.
אִם־יַחֲלֹ֥ף וְיַסְגִּ֑יר
וְ֝יַקְהִ֗יל וּמִ֣י יְשִׁיבֶֽנּוּ׃
If He should pass by or lock up
Or call an assembly, who could turn Him back?

Job 14:5
“Since his days are decided!”


אִ֥ם חֲרוּצִ֨ים ׀ יָמָ֗יו
מִֽסְפַּר־חֳדָשָׁ֥יו אִתָּ֑ךְ
[חֻקֹּו כ] (חֻקָּ֥יו ק) עָ֝שִׂ֗יתָ
וְלֹ֣א יַעֲבֹֽור׃
Since his days are decided,
The number of his months are set by You,
And You have made his statutory time,
Which he cannot surpass.

Job 21:22
“El (God) is unteachable!”


הַלְאֵ֥ל יְלַמֶּד־דָּ֑עַת
וְ֝ה֗וּא רָמִ֥ים יִשְׁפֹּֽוט׃
Who shall teach knowledge to El,
Since He Himself shall judge the exalted ones?

Job 23:13-14
“He (God) shall do what His soul has yearned for!”


וְה֣וּא בְ֭אֶחָד וּמִ֣י יְשִׁיבֶ֑נּוּ
וְנַפְשֹׁ֖ו אִוְּתָ֣ה וַיָּֽעַשׂ׃
Yet He is One, and who can turn Him back?
What His soul has yearned for He shall do.
כִּ֭י יַשְׁלִ֣ים חֻקִּ֑י
וְכָהֵ֖נָּה רַבֹּ֣ות עִמֹּֽו׃
For He shall accomplish what is marked out for me,
And many other plans are with Him like these.

Job 25:2 (Bildad):
“Awesome might!”


הַמְשֵׁ֣ל וָפַ֣חַד עִמֹּ֑ו
עֹשֶׂ֥ה לֹ֗ום בִּמְרֹומָֽיו׃
Rule and awesome might are with Him,
Who is establishing peace in His heights.

Job 26:12-14
“Who shall understand the thunder of His masterful deeds?”


בְּ֭כֹחֹו רָגַ֣ע הַיָּ֑ם
[וּבִתוּבְנָתֹו כ] (וּ֝בִתְבוּנָתֹ֗ו ק) מָ֣חַץ רָֽהַב׃
By His vigor He lulled the sea,
And by His understanding He transfixed Rahab*.
*Rahab: storm, sea monster (NAS).
בְּ֭רוּחֹו שָׁמַ֣יִם שִׁפְרָ֑ה
חֹֽלֲלָ֥ה יָ֝דֹ֗ו נָחָ֥שׁ בָּרִֽיחַ׃
By His spirit the heavens were made seemly;
His hand travailed with the fugitive serpent.
הֶן־אֵ֤לֶּה ׀ קְצֹ֬ות [דַּרְכֹּו כ] (דְּרָכָ֗יו ק)
וּמַה־שֵּׁ֣מֶץ דָּ֭בָר נִשְׁמַע־בֹּ֑ו
וְרַ֥עַם [גְּבוּרָתֹו כ] (גְּ֝בוּרֹותָ֗יו ק)
מִ֣י יִתְבֹּונָֽן׃
Behold, these are but the fringes of His ways,
And what a little buzz of a word is heard of Him!
Yet the thunder of His masterful deeds,
Who shall understand it?

Job 31:15
“He Who made me in the belly!”


הֲ‍ֽ֝לֹא־בַ֭בֶּטֶן עֹשֵׂ֣נִי עָשָׂ֑הוּ
וַ֝יְכֻנֶ֗נּוּ בָּרֶ֥חֶם אֶחָֽד׃
Did not He Who made me in the belly make him also,
So that the same One prepared us both in the womb?

Job 34:13 (Elihu):
“God has supervision over the earth!”


מִֽי־פָקַ֣ד עָלָ֣יו אָ֑רְצָה
וּמִ֥י שָׂ֝֗ם תֵּבֵ֥ל כֻּלָּֽהּ׃
Who gave supervision onto Him over the earth,
And who placed Him over the habitance, all of it?

Job 34:29 (Elihu):
“He is over a nation and over humanity alike!”


וְה֤וּא יַשְׁקִ֨ט ׀ וּמִ֥י יַרְשִׁ֗עַ
וְיַסְתֵּ֣ר פָּ֭נִים וּמִ֣י יְשׁוּרֶ֑נּוּ
וְעַל־גֹּ֖וי וְעַל־אָדָ֣ם יָֽחַד׃
When He is quiet, who can condemn?
When He conceals His face, who can regard Him?
Yet He is over a nation and over humanity alike.
Job 36:3.
Job 36:22 (Elihu):
“Who is a Director like Him?”


הֶן־אֵ֭ל יַשְׂגִּ֣יב בְּכֹחֹ֑ו
מִ֖י כָמֹ֣הוּ מֹורֶֽה׃
Behold, El is impregnable in His vigor;
Who is a Director like Him?

Job 37:5 (Elihu?):
“El (God) is doing great things that we cannot know!”


יַרְעֵ֤ם אֵ֣ל בְּ֭קֹולֹו נִפְלָאֹ֑ות
עֹשֶׂ֥ה גְ֝דֹלֹ֗ות וְלֹ֣א נֵדָֽע׃
El thunders marvelously with His voice,
Doing great things that we cannot know.

Job 37:12 (Elihu?):
“According to His strategies!”


וְה֤וּא מְסִבֹּ֨ות ׀
מִתְהַפֵּ֣ךְ [בְּתַחְבּוּלָתֹו כ] (בְּתַחְבּוּלֹתָ֣יו ק)
לְפָעֳלָ֑ם כֹּ֖ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר יְצַוֵּ֓ם ׀
עַל־פְּנֵ֖י תֵבֵ֣ל אָֽרְצָה׃
And He directs them round about,
Turning according to His strategies,
That their deeds be all that He instructs them
On the face of the earth’s habitation.

Job 42:2-3
“No plan of Yours can be thwarted!”


כִּי־כֹ֣ל תּוּכָ֑ל (יָ֭דַעְתִּי ק) [יָדַעְתָּ כ]
וְלֹא־יִבָּצֵ֖ר מִמְּךָ֣ מְזִמָּֽה׃
I know that You are able in all things,
And no plan of Yours can be thwarted.
מִ֤י זֶ֨ה ׀ מַעְלִ֥ים עֵצָ֗ה
בְּֽלִ֫י דָ֥עַת
לָכֵ֣ן הִ֭גַּדְתִּי
וְלֹ֣א אָבִ֑ין
נִפְלָאֹ֥ות מִ֝מֶּ֗נִּי
וְלֹ֣א אֵדָֽע׃
“Who is this who obscures counsel
Without knowledge?”
Wherefore I have professed ideas
When I was not understanding,
Marvelous thoughts from me,
That I did not know.

Job 42:11
“(Job’s comfort (or, consolation)) over all the evil that Yahweh had brought upon him!”


וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ אֵ֠לָיו כָּל־אֶחָ֨יו וְכָל־ [אַחְיֹתָיו כ] (אַחְיֹותָ֜יו ק)
וְכָל־יֹדְעָ֣יו לְפָנִ֗ים
וַיֹּאכְל֨וּ עִמֹּ֣ו לֶחֶם֮ בְּבֵיתֹו֒
וַיָּנֻ֤דוּ לֹו֙
וַיְנַחֲמ֣וּ אֹתֹ֔ו עַ֚ל כָּל־הָ֣רָעָ֔ה
אֲשֶׁר־הֵבִ֥יא יְהוָ֖ה עָלָ֑יו
וַיִּתְּנוּ־לֹ֗ו אִ֚ישׁ קְשִׂיטָ֣ה אֶחָ֔ת
וְאִ֕ישׁ נֶ֥זֶם זָהָ֖ב אֶחָֽד׃
All his brothers and all his sisters came to him
and all his acquaintances from before,
And they ate bread with him in his house.
Then they sympathized with him
And comforted him over all the evil
That Yahweh had brought upon him.
Each of them gave to him one kesitah*,
And each, one pendant of gold.
*Kesitah: a piece of silver.
PSALMS
Psalm 31:15
“In Your hand are my seasons!”


בְּיָדְךָ֥ עִתֹּתָ֑י
הַצִּ֘ילֵ֤נִי מִיַּד־אֹ֝ויְבַ֗י
וּמֵרֹדְפָֽי׃
In Your hand are my seasons;
Rescue me from the hand of my enemies
And from those pursuing me.

Psalm 33:9
“He spoke, and it came to be!”


כִּ֤י ה֣וּא אָמַ֣ר וַיֶּ֑הִי
הֽוּא־צִ֝וָּ֗ה וַֽיַּעֲמֹֽד׃
For He spoke, and it came to be;
He enjoined, and it stood firm.

Psalm 33:10
“Yahweh annuls the counsel of the nations!”


יְֽהוָ֗ה הֵפִ֥יר עֲצַת־גֹּויִ֑ם
הֵ֝נִ֗יא מַחְשְׁבֹ֥ות עַמִּֽים׃
Yahweh, He annuls the counsel of the nations;
He repudiates the devices of the peoples.

Psalm 33:11
“The designs (the computers!) of Yahweh’s heart!”


עֲצַ֣ת יְ֭הוָה לְעֹולָ֣ם תַּעֲמֹ֑ד
מַחְשְׁבֹ֥ות לִ֝בֹּ֗ו לְדֹ֣ר וָדֹֽר׃
The counsel of Yahweh shall stand for the eon,
The designs of His heart for generation after generation.
Psalm 33:15.
Psalm 37:23
“The master’s steps are prepared by Yahweh!”


מֵ֭יְהוָה מִֽצְעֲדֵי־גֶ֥בֶר כֹּונָ֗נוּ
וְדַרְכֹּ֥ו יֶחְפָּֽץ׃
By Yahweh are the steps of a master prepared,
And in His way shall he delight.

Psalm 40:5
“…even Your designs for us!”


רַבֹּ֤ות עָשִׂ֨יתָ ׀ אַתָּ֤ה ׀ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהַי֮ נִֽפְלְאֹתֶ֥יךָ וּמַחְשְׁבֹתֶ֗יךָ אֵ֫לֵ֥ינוּ
אֵ֤ין ׀ עֲרֹ֬ךְ אֵלֶ֗יךָ אַגִּ֥ידָה וַאֲדַבֵּ֑רָה עָ֝צְמ֗וּ מִסַּפֵּֽר׃
Many are Your marvelous works which You have done, O Yahweh my Elohim, even Your designs for us.
There is no one arranging them for You! Should I tell and should I speak of them, they are more plentiful than could be numbered.

Psalm 50:10-12
“For the habitance is God’s, and its fullness!”


כִּי־לִ֥י כָל־חַיְתֹו־יָ֑עַר
בְּ֝הֵמֹ֗ות בְּהַרְרֵי־אָֽלֶף׃
For Mine is every animal of the wildwood,
And domestic beasts by the thousands on My mountains.
יָ֭דַעְתִּי כָּל־עֹ֣וף הָרִ֑ים
וְזִ֥יז שָׂ֝דַ֗י עִמָּדִֽי׃
I know every flyer of the heavens,
And the mammal of the field is before Me.
אִם־אֶ֭רְעַב לֹא־אֹ֣מַר לָ֑ךְ
כִּי־לִ֥י תֵ֝בֵ֗ל וּמְלֹאָֽהּ׃
If I were famishing, I would not speak to you,
For the habitance is Mine, and its fullness.

Psalm 60:3
“Drinking the wine of astonishment!”


הִרְאִ֣יתָה עַמְּךָ֣ קָשָׁ֑ה
הִ֝שְׁקִיתָ֗נוּ יַ֣יִן תַּרְעֵלָֽה׃
You have shown Your people hardship;
You have made us drink wine of tremoring*.
*King James (A.V.): the wine of astonishment.

Psalm 75:6-7
“Elohim abases and Elohim exalts!”


כִּ֤י לֹ֣א מִ֭מֹּוצָא וּמִֽמַּעֲרָ֑ב
וְ֝לֹ֗א מִמִּדְבַּ֥ר הָרִֽים׃
For not one from the sun’s coming forth or from the west,
And not one from the wilderness can exalt a man;
כִּֽי־אֱלֹהִ֥ים שֹׁפֵ֑ט
זֶ֥ה יַ֝שְׁפִּ֗יל וְזֶ֣ה יָרִֽים׃
For it is Elohim Who is judging;
This one He is abasing, and this one He is exalting.

Psalm 80:3-7
“Light up Your face so that we may be saved!”


אֱלֹהִ֥ים הֲשִׁיבֵ֑נוּ
וְהָאֵ֥ר פָּ֝נֶ֗יךָ וְנִוָּשֵֽׁעָה׃
O Elohim, restore us,
And light up Your face so that we may indeed be saved.
יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהִ֣ים צְבָאֹ֑ות
עַד־מָתַ֥י עָ֝שַׁ֗נְתָּ
בִּתְפִלַּ֥ת עַמֶּֽךָ׃
O Yahweh Elohim of hosts,
How long will You smolder
Against the prayer of Your people?
הֶ֭אֱכַלְתָּם לֶ֣חֶם דִּמְעָ֑ה
וַ֝תַּשְׁקֵ֗מֹו בִּדְמָעֹ֥ות שָׁלִֽישׁ׃
You have fed them the bread of tears;
You have even made them drink tears by the bowlful.
תְּשִׂימֵ֣נוּ מָ֭דֹון לִשְׁכֵנֵ֑ינוּ וְ֝אֹיְבֵ֗ינוּ יִלְעֲגוּ־לָֽמֹו׃
You make us a quarrel to our neighbors,
And our enemies, they deride us.
אֱלֹהִ֣ים צְבָאֹ֣ות הֲשִׁיבֵ֑נוּ
וְהָאֵ֥ר פָּ֝נֶ֗יךָ וְנִוָּשֵֽׁעָה׃
O Elohim of hosts, restore us,
And light up Your face so that we may indeed be saved.

Psalm 82:1
“Among the elohim, (the One) Elohim is judging!”


מִזְמֹ֗ור לְאָ֫סָ֥ף
אֱ‍ֽלֹהִ֗ים נִצָּ֥ב בַּעֲדַת־אֵ֑ל
בְּקֶ֖רֶב אֱלֹהִ֣ים יִשְׁפֹּֽט׃
(An Asaphic Psalm)
Elohim is stationed in the congregation of El;
Among the elohim is He judging.

Psalm 90:1-4
“You Yourself have become our Habitation!”


תְּפִלָּה֮ לְמֹשֶׁ֪ה אִֽישׁ־הָאֱלֹ֫הִ֥ים
אֲ‍ֽדֹנָ֗י מָעֹ֣ון אַ֭תָּה הָיִ֥יתָ לָּ֗נוּ
בְּדֹ֣ר וָדֹֽר׃
(A Prayer, for Moses, the Man of the One, Elohim)
O Yahweh, You Yourself have become our Habitation
In generation after generation;
בְּטֶ֤רֶם ׀ הָ֘רִ֤ים יֻלָּ֗דוּ
וַתְּחֹ֣ולֵֽל אֶ֣רֶץ וְתֵבֵ֑ל
וּֽמֵעֹולָ֥ם עַד־עֹ֝ולָ֗ם אַתָּ֥ה אֵֽל׃
Ere [before] the mountains were born,
And You travailed with the earth and the habitance,
From eon unto eon You are El.
תָּשֵׁ֣ב אֱ֭נֹושׁ עַד־דַּכָּ֑א
וַ֝תֹּ֗אמֶר
שׁ֣וּבוּ בְנֵי־אָדָֽם׃
You turn a mortal back to crushed dust
And say,
Return, sons of humanity.
כִּ֤י אֶ֪לֶף שָׁנִ֡ים בְּֽעֵינֶ֗יךָ
כְּיֹ֣ום אֶ֭תְמֹול כִּ֣י יַעֲבֹ֑ר
וְאַשְׁמוּרָ֥ה בַלָּֽיְלָה׃
For a thousand years are in Your eyes
Like yesterday’s day when it has passed,
Or like a vigil in the night.

Psalm 93:1-5
“Yahweh reigns!”


יְהוָ֣ה מָלָךְ֮
גֵּא֪וּת לָ֫בֵ֥שׁ
לָבֵ֣שׁ יְ֭הוָה עֹ֣ז
הִתְאַזָּ֑ר
אַף־תִּכֹּ֥ון תֵּ֝בֵ֗ל
בַּל־תִּמֹּֽוט׃
Yahweh, He reigns!
With augustness is He clothed;
Yahweh is clothed with strength;
Thus has He belted Himself.
Indeed, the habitance is established;
It is immovable.
נָכֹ֣ון כִּסְאֲךָ֣ מֵאָ֑ז
מֵֽעֹולָ֣ם אָֽתָּה׃
Your throne has been established from long ago;
You are from the eon.
נָשְׂא֤וּ נְהָרֹ֨ות ׀ יְֽהוָ֗ה
נָשְׂא֣וּ נְהָרֹ֣ות קֹולָ֑ם
יִשְׂא֖וּ נְהָרֹ֣ות דָּכְיָֽם׃
The streams lift up, O Yahweh,
The streams lift up their voice;
The streams shall lift up their crushing waves.
מִקֹּלֹ֨ות ׀ מַ֤יִם רַבִּ֗ים
אַדִּירִ֣ים מִשְׁבְּרֵי־יָ֑ם
אַדִּ֖יר בַּמָּרֹ֣ום יְהוָֽה׃
Greater than the sounds of mighty waters,
Nobler than the breakers of the sea,
Is Yahweh noble in the height.
עֵֽדֹתֶ֨יךָ ׀ נֶאֶמְנ֬וּ מְאֹ֗ד
לְבֵיתְךָ֥ נַאֲוָה־קֹ֑דֶשׁ
יְ֝הוָ֗ה לְאֹ֣רֶךְ יָמִֽים׃
Your testimonies, they are very faithful;
Holiness befits Your house
For length of days, O Yahweh.

Psalm 103:19
“Yahweh’s kingdom rules among all!”


יְֽהוָ֗ה בַּ֭שָּׁמַיִם הֵכִ֣ין כִּסְאֹ֑ו
וּ֝מַלְכוּתֹ֗ו בַּכֹּ֥ל מָשָֽׁלָה׃
Yahweh, He has established His throne in the heavens,
And His kingdom rules among all.

Psalm 105:28
“God sends darkness!”


שָׁ֣לַֽח חֹ֭שֶׁךְ וַיַּחְשִׁ֑ךְ
וְלֹֽא־מָ֝ר֗וּ אֶת־ [דְּבָרָוו כ] (דְּבָרֹֽו׃ ק)
He sent darkness, and it became very dark,
And they could not defy His words.

Psalm 107:23-28
“The deeds of Yahweh and His marvelous works!”


יֹורְדֵ֣י הַ֭יָּם בָּאֳנִיֹּ֑ות
עֹשֵׂ֥י מְ֝לָאכָ֗ה בְּמַ֣יִם רַבִּֽים׃
Those going down to the sea in ships,
Who do their work on vast waters,
הֵ֣מָּה רָ֭אוּ מַעֲשֵׂ֣י יְהוָ֑ה
וְ֝נִפְלְאֹותָ֗יו בִּמְצוּלָֽה׃
They have seen the deeds of Yahweh,
And His marvelous works in the shadowy deep.
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר וַֽ֭יַּעֲמֵד ר֣וּחַ סְעָרָ֑ה
וַתְּרֹומֵ֥ם גַּלָּֽיו׃
He spoke and recruited a tempestuous wind,
And it raised its billows high.
יַעֲל֣וּ מַיִם יֵרְד֣וּ תְהֹומֹ֑ות
נַ֝פְשָׁ֗ם בְּרָעָ֥ה תִתְמֹוגָֽג׃
They ascended to the heavens; they descended to the abyss;
Their soul dissolved because of the evil.
יָחֹ֣וגּוּ וְ֭יָנוּעוּ כַּשִּׁכֹּ֑ור
וְכָל־חָ֝כְמָתָ֗ם תִּתְבַּלָּֽע׃
They circled and staggered like a drunkard,
And all their wisdom, it was swallowed up.
וַיִּצְעֲק֣וּ אֶל־יְ֭הוָה בַּצַּ֣ר לָהֶ֑ם
וּֽ֝מִמְּצֽוּקֹתֵיהֶ֗ם יֹוצִיאֵֽם׃
Then they cried out to Yahweh in their distress,
And He brought them forth from their constraints.

Psalm 115:3
“All that Elohim desires, Elohim does!”


וֵֽאלֹהֵ֥ינוּ בַשָּׁמָ֑יִם
כֹּ֭ל אֲשֶׁר־חָפֵ֣ץ עָשָֽׂה׃
Indeed our Elohim is in the heavens;
All that He desires, He does.

Psalm 135:5-6
“All that Yahweh delights He does!”


כִּ֤י אֲנִ֣י יָ֭דַעְתִּי כִּי־גָדֹ֣ול יְהוָ֑ה
וַ֝אֲדֹנֵ֗ינוּ מִכָּל־אֱלֹהִֽים׃
For I myself know that Yahweh is great,
And our Lord is greater than all elohim.
כֹּ֤ל אֲשֶׁר־חָפֵ֥ץ יְהוָ֗ה עָ֫שָׂ֥ה
בַּשָּׁמַ֥יִם וּבָאָ֑רֶץ
בַּ֝יַּמִּ֗ים וְכָל־תְּהֹומֹֽות׃
All that Yahweh delights He does,
In the heavens and on earth,
In the seas and every abyss.

Psalm 139:6
“I cannot reach to it!”


פִּלְאִיָּה כ] (פְּלִ֣יאָֽה ק) דַ֣עַת מִמֶּ֑נִּי]
נִ֝שְׂגְּבָ֗ה לֹא־א֥וּכַֽל לָֽהּ׃
Marvelous is such knowledge beyond me;
It is impregnable; I cannot reach to it.

Psalm 139:13
“The making of my innermost being!”


כִּֽי־אַ֭תָּה קָנִ֣יתָ כִלְיֹתָ֑י
תְּ֝סֻכֵּ֗נִי בְּבֶ֣טֶן אִמִּֽי׃
For You Yourself achieved the making of my innermost being;
You overshadowed me in my mother’s belly.

Psalm 139:15
“As in the nether parts of the earth!”


לֹא־נִכְחַ֥ד עָצְמִ֗י מִ֫מֶּ֥ךָּ
אֲשֶׁר־עֻשֵּׂ֥יתִי בַסֵּ֑תֶר
רֻ֝קַּ֗מְתִּי בְּֽתַחְתִּיֹּ֥ות אָֽרֶץ׃
My skeleton was not suppressed from You,
When I was made in concealment;
I was woven together as in the nether parts of the earth.

Psalm 139:16
“All of my days were written upon Your scroll!”


גָּלְמִ֤י ׀ רָ֘א֤וּ עֵינֶ֗יךָ
וְעַֽל־סִפְרְךָ֮ כֻּלָּ֪ם יִכָּ֫תֵ֥בוּ
יָמִ֥ים יֻצָּ֑רוּ
[וְלֹא כ] (וְלֹ֖ו ק) אֶחָ֣ד בָּהֶֽם׃
Your eyes saw my embryo*,
And my days, all of them were written upon Your scroll;
The days, they were formed
When there was not one of them.
*Hebrew: גֹּלֶם (golem)! (Hapax.)
Psalm 139:17.
Psalm 145:1-3
“I shall exalt You, my Elohim the King!”


תְּהִלָּ֗ה לְדָ֫וִ֥ד
אֲרֹומִמְךָ֣ אֱלֹוהַ֣י הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ
וַאֲבָרֲכָ֥ה מְךָ֗ לְעֹולָ֥ם וָעֶֽד׃
(A Davidic Praise)
I shall exalt You, my Elohim the King;
Let me bless Your Name for the eon and further.
בְּכָל־יֹ֥ום אֲבָרֲכֶ֑ךָּ
וַאֲהַלְלָ֥ה מְךָ֗ לְעֹולָ֥ם וָעֶֽד׃
In every day I shall bless You;
Let me praise Your Name for the eon and further.
גָּ֘דֹ֤ול יְהוָ֣ה וּמְהֻלָּ֣ל מְאֹ֑ד
וְ֝לִגְדֻלָּתֹ֗ו אֵ֣ין חֵֽקֶר׃
Great is Yahweh, and praised exceedingly,
And as to His greatness there is no fathoming.

Psalm 145:6
“Let me relate Your great achievements!”


וֶעֱז֣וּז נֹורְאֹתֶ֣יךָ יֹאמֵ֑רוּ
[וּגְדוּלֹּתֶיךָ כ] (וּגְדוּלָּתְךָ֥ ק) אֲסַפְּרֶֽנָּה׃
The strength of Your fear inspiring deeds may they affirm,
And Your great achievements let me relate.

Psalm 147:5
“There is no enumeration of His understanding!”


גָּדֹ֣ול אֲדֹונֵ֣ינוּ וְרַב־כֹּ֑חַ
לִ֝תְבוּנָתֹ֗ו אֵ֣ין מִסְפָּֽר׃
Great is our Lord and vast in vigor;
As to His understanding, there is no enumeration of it.

Psalm 147:15
“The One sending His saying to the earth!”


הַשֹּׁלֵ֣חַ אִמְרָתֹ֣ו אָ֑רֶץ
עַד־מְ֝הֵרָ֗ה יָר֥וּץ דְּבָרֹֽו׃
The One sending His saying to the earth,
His word is running quickly.

Psalm 147:18
“He is sending His word!”


יִשְׁלַ֣ח דְּבָרֹ֣ו וְיַמְסֵ֑ם
יַשֵּׁ֥ב ר֝וּחֹ֗ו יִזְּלוּ־מָֽיִם׃
He is sending His word and melts them;
He is reversing His wind, and the waters flow.

Psalm 148:4-8
“He Himself determined!”
(The entire Creation performs Yahweh’s Word…)


הַֽ֭לְלוּהוּ שְׁמֵ֣י הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם
וְ֝הַמַּ֗יִם אֲשֶׁ֤ר ׀ מֵעַ֬ל הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃
Praise Him, heavens of the heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens.
יְֽ֭הַֽלְלוּ אֶת־שֵׁ֣ם יְהוָ֑ה
כִּ֤י ה֭וּא צִוָּ֣ה וְנִבְרָֽאוּ׃
May they praise the Name of Yahweh,
For He Himself determined, and they were created.
וַיַּעֲמִידֵ֣ם לָעַ֣ד לְעֹולָ֑ם
חָק־נָ֝תַ֗ן וְלֹ֣א יַעֲבֹֽור׃
He makes them stand for the future, for the eon;
He has set down a statute, and it shall not pass away.
הַֽלְל֣וּ אֶת־יְ֭הוָה מִן־הָאָ֑רֶץ
תַּ֝נִּינִ֗ים וְכָל־תְּהֹמֹֽות׃
Praise Yahweh from the earth,
Sea monsters and every abyss,
אֵ֣שׁ וּ֭בָרָד שֶׁ֣לֶג וְקִיטֹ֑ור
ר֥וּחַ סְ֝עָרָ֗ה עֹשָׂ֥ה דְבָרֹֽו׃
Fire and hail, snow and fume,
Tempestuous wind, performing His word.
PROVERBS
Proverbs 16:1
“The human arrangements and… the divine response!”


לְאָדָ֥ם מַֽעַרְכֵי־לֵ֑ב
וּ֝מֵיְהוָ֗ה מַעֲנֵ֥ה לָשֹֽׁון׃
To humanity belong the arrangements of the heart,
Yet from Yahweh comes the response of the tongue.

Proverbs 16:4
“Everything (has been made) for its own outcome!”


כֹּ֤ל פָּעַ֣ל יְ֭הוָה לַֽמַּעֲנֵ֑הוּ
וְגַם־רָ֝שָׁ֗ע לְיֹ֣ום רָעָֽה׃
Yahweh has made everything for its own outcome,
Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Proverbs 16:9
“Man devises, yet Yahweh establishes!”


לֵ֣ב אָ֭דָם יְחַשֵּׁ֣ב דַּרְכֹּ֑ו
וַֽ֝יהוָ֗ה יָכִ֥ין צַעֲדֹֽו׃
A man’s heart, it devises his way,
Yet Yahweh, He establishes his steps.

Proverbs 16:33
“The outcome is from the Lord!”


בַּ֭חֵיק יוּטַ֣ל אֶת־הַגֹּורָ֑ל
וּ֝מֵיְהוָ֗ה כָּל־מִשְׁפָּטֹֽו׃
It is the lot* that is cast forth in the bosom;
Yet from Yahweh is its every judgment.
*ISV: the dice is cast (+ the outcome is from the Lord).

Proverbs 19:21
“The counsel of Yahweh shall stand firm!”


רַבֹּ֣ות מַחֲשָׁבֹ֣ות בְּלֶב־אִ֑ישׁ
וַעֲצַ֥ת יְ֝הוָ֗ה הִ֣יא תָקֽוּם׃
Many are the designs in a man’s heart,
Yet the counsel of Yahweh, it shall stand firm.

Proverbs 20:24
“How can a man understand his (own) way?”


מֵיְהוָ֥ה מִצְעֲדֵי־גָ֑בֶר
וְ֝אָדָ֗ם מַה־יָּבִ֥ין דַּרְכֹּֽו׃
A master’s steps are directed by Yahweh;
How then can a man understand his way?

Proverbs 21:1
“The king’s heart is in the hand of Yahweh!”


פַּלְגֵי־מַ֣יִם לֶב־מֶ֭לֶךְ בְּיַד־יְהוָ֑ה
עַֽל־כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֖ר יַחְפֹּ֣ץ יַטֶּֽנּוּ׃
Like rillets* of water is the king’s heart in the hand of Yahweh;
Wherever He desires, He redirects it.
*Rillet: a little rill; streamlet (Collins Dictionary).

Proverbs 21:30-31
“The victory belongs to Yahweh!”


אֵ֣ין חָ֭כְמָה וְאֵ֣ין תְּבוּנָ֑ה
וְאֵ֥ין עֵ֝צָ֗ה לְנֶ֣גֶד יְהוָֽה׃
There is no wisdom, there is no comprehension,
And there is no counsel in confronting Yahweh.
ס֗וּס מ֭וּכָן לְיֹ֣ום מִלְחָמָ֑ה
וְ֝לַֽיהוָ֗ה הַתְּשׁוּעָֽה׃
A horse is prepared for the day of battle,
Yet the victory belongs to Yahweh.
ECCLESIASTES
Ecclesiastes 3:11
“He (the One, Elohim) has made everything fitting in its season!”


אֶת־הַכֹּ֥ל עָשָׂ֖ה יָפֶ֣ה בְעִתֹּ֑ו
גַּ֤ם אֶת־הָעֹלָם֙ נָתַ֣ן בְּלִבָּ֔ם
מִבְּלִ֞י אֲשֶׁ֧ר לֹא־יִמְצָ֣א הָאָדָ֗ם אֶת־הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֛ה
אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂ֥ה הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים
מֵרֹ֥אשׁ וְעַד־סֹֽוף׃
He has made everything fitting in its season;
However, He has put obscurity in their heart
So that the man may not find out His work,
That which the One, Elohim, does
From the beginning to the terminus.

Ecclesiastes 7:13
“Who can set in order that which the One, Elohim, has overturned?”


רְאֵ֖ה אֶת־מַעֲשֵׂ֣ה הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים
כִּ֣י מִ֤י יוּכַל֙ לְתַקֵּ֔ן אֵ֖ת אֲשֶׁ֥ר עִוְּתֹֽו׃
See the work of the One, Elohim;
For who can set in order that which He has overturned?
בְּיֹ֤ום טֹובָה֙ הֱיֵ֣ה בְטֹ֔וב
וּבְיֹ֥ום רָעָ֖ה רְאֵ֑ה
גַּ֣ם אֶת־זֶ֤ה לְעֻמַּת־זֶה֙ עָשָׂ֣ה הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים
עַל־דִּבְרַ֗ת שֶׁלֹּ֨א יִמְצָ֧א הָֽאָדָ֛ם אַחֲרָ֖יו מְאֽוּמָה׃
In a day of good be resting in the good,
And in a day of evil, be vigilant;
Indeed the One, Elohim, has made this one along with that one
For this reason, that a man cannot find out anything about his hereafter.

Ecclesiastes 8:17
“And even if a wise man says he knows!”


וְרָאִיתִי֮ אֶת־כָּל־מַעֲשֵׂ֣ה הָאֱלֹהִים֒
כִּי֩ לֹ֨א יוּכַ֜ל הָאָדָ֗ם לִמְצֹוא֙
אֶת־הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂה֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר נַעֲשָׂ֣ה תַֽחַת־הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ
בְּ֠שֶׁל אֲשֶׁ֨ר יַעֲמֹ֧ל הָאָדָ֛ם לְבַקֵּ֖שׁ
וְלֹ֣א יִמְצָ֑א
וְגַ֨ם אִם־יֹאמַ֤ר הֶֽחָכָם֙ לָדַ֔עַת
לֹ֥א יוּכַ֖ל לִמְצֹֽא׃
Then I saw in all the work of the One, Elohim,
That a man is not able to find out
The work that is done under the sun,
Forasmuch was a man may toil in seeking it out
But shall not find it;
And even if a wise man says he knows,
He is not able to find it out.

Ecclesiastes 11:5
“The work of the One, Elohim, Who does the whole!”


כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר אֵֽינְךָ֤ יֹודֵ֙עַ֙ מַה־דֶּ֣רֶךְ הָר֔וּחַ
כַּעֲצָמִ֖ים בְּבֶ֣טֶן הַמְּלֵאָ֑ה
כָּ֗כָה לֹ֤א תֵדַע֙ אֶת־מַעֲשֵׂ֣ה הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים
אֲשֶׁ֥ר יַעֲשֶׂ֖ה אֶת־הַכֹּֽל׃
Just as you do not know what the way of the wind may be,
Or how bones are formed in the full womb,
Thus you cannot know the work of the One, Elohim,
Who does the whole.
Isaiah 10:5. ISAIAH
Isaiah 14:24-27
“Just as I (Yahweh) have meant, so will it come to be!”


נִשְׁבַּ֛ע יְהוָ֥ה צְבָאֹ֖ות לֵאמֹ֑ר
אִם־לֹ֞א כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר דִּמִּ֙יתִי֙ כֵּ֣ן הָיָ֔תָה
וְכַאֲשֶׁ֥ר יָעַ֖צְתִּי הִ֥יא תָקֽוּם׃
Yahweh of hosts has sworn, saying:
Assuredly, just as I have meant, so will it come to be,
And just as I have counseled, that shall be confirmed:
לִשְׁבֹּ֤ר אַשּׁוּר֙ בְּאַרְצִ֔י
וְעַל־הָרַ֖י אֲבוּסֶ֑נּוּ
וְסָ֤ר מֵֽעֲלֵיהֶם֙ עֻלֹּ֔ו
וְסֻ֨בֳּלֹ֔ו מֵעַ֥ל שִׁכְמֹ֖ו יָסֽוּר׃
To break Assyria in My land,
And on My mountains I shall trample him;
His yoke will withdraw from on them,
And his burden, it shall withdraw from on their back.
זֹ֛את הָעֵצָ֥ה הַיְּעוּצָ֖ה עַל־כָּל־הָאָ֑רֶץ
וְזֹ֛את הַיָּ֥ד הַנְּטוּיָ֖ה עַל־כָּל־הַגֹּויִֽם׃
This is the counsel that is counseled over the entire earth,
And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.
כִּֽי־יְהוָ֧ה צְבָאֹ֛ות יָעָ֖ץ
וּמִ֣י יָפֵ֑ר
וְיָדֹ֥ו הַנְּטוּיָ֖ה
וּמִ֥י יְשִׁיבֶֽנָּה׃
For Yahweh of hosts, He has counseled,
And who shall annul it?
And it is His hand that is stretched out,
And who shall reverse it?

Isaiah 29:16 cf. Romans 9:19-20 (+ Jeremiah 18:1-6)
“The (divine) Potter and the (human) clay!”


הַ֨פְכְּכֶ֔ם
אִם־כְּחֹ֥מֶר הַיֹּצֵ֖ר יֵֽחָשֵׁ֑ב
כִּֽי־יֹאמַ֨ר מַעֲשֶׂ֤ה לְעֹשֵׂ֙הוּ֙
לֹ֣א עָשָׂ֔נִי
וְיֵ֛צֶר אָמַ֥ר לְיֹוצְרֹ֖ו
לֹ֥א הֵבִֽין׃
O your waywardness!
As the clay should the Potter be accounted?
Indeed shall what is made say of its Maker,
He did not make me?
Or does what is formed say of its Former,
He does not understand?

Isaiah 30:20-21
“This is the way; walk in it!”



וְנָתַ֨ן לָכֶ֧ם אֲדֹנָ֛י לֶ֥חֶם צָ֖ר
וּמַ֣יִם לָ֑חַץ
וְלֹֽא־יִכָּנֵ֥ף עֹוד֙ מֹורֶ֔יךָ
וְהָי֥וּ עֵינֶ֖יךָ רֹאֹ֥ות אֶת־מֹורֶֽיךָ׃
Though Yahweh will give you the bread of distress
And the water of oppression,
Yet your Director no longer shall hem Himself in,
And your eyes will come to see your Director,
וְאָזְנֶ֙יךָ֙ תִּשְׁמַ֣עְנָה דָבָ֔ר מֵֽאַחֲרֶ֖יךָ לֵאמֹ֑ר
זֶ֤ה הַדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙ לְכ֣וּ בֹ֔ו
כִּ֥י תַאֲמִ֖ינוּ וְכִ֥י תַשְׂמְאִֽילוּ׃
And your ears, they shall hear a word behind you, saying:
This is the way; walk in it,
In case you turn right or in case you turn left.
Isaiah 37:21-29.
Isaiah 37:26
“I (God) purposed it from of old!”


הֲלֹֽוא־שָׁמַ֤עְתָּ
לְמֵֽרָחֹוק֙ אֹותָ֣הּ עָשִׂ֔יתִי
מִ֥ימֵי קֶ֖דֶם וִיצַרְתִּ֑יהָ
עַתָּ֣ה הֲבֵאתִ֔יהָ וּתְהִ֗י
לְהַשְׁאֹ֛ות גַּלִּ֥ים נִצִּ֖ים עָרִ֥ים בְּצֻרֹֽות׃
Have you not heard?
From of old I purposed it;
From days aforetime also I formed it.
Now I have brought it to pass that you have come into being
To decimate fortressed cities into crumbled mounds.

Isaiah 40:28
“There is no fathoming of His understanding!”


הֲלֹ֨וא יָדַ֜עְתָּ אִם־לֹ֣א שָׁמַ֗עְתָּ
אֱלֹהֵ֨י עֹולָ֤ם ׀ יְהוָה֙
בֹּורֵא֙ קְצֹ֣ות הָאָ֔רֶץ
לֹ֥א יִיעַ֖ף וְלֹ֣א יִיגָ֑ע
אֵ֥ין חֵ֖קֶר לִתְבוּנָתֹֽו׃
Do you not know? Or do you not hear?
The Elohim eonian is Yahweh,
Creator of the ends of the earth;
He does not faint nor is He wearied;
There is no fathoming of His understanding.

Isaiah 42:16
“These are the things that I (God) do!”


וְהֹולַכְתִּ֣י עִוְרִ֗ים בְּדֶ֙רֶךְ֙ לֹ֣א יָדָ֔עוּ
בִּנְתִיבֹ֥ות לֹֽא־יָדְע֖וּ
אַדְרִיכֵ֑ם
אָשִׂים֩ מַחְשָׁ֨ךְ לִפְנֵיהֶ֜ם לָאֹ֗ור
וּמַֽעֲקַשִּׁים֙ לְמִישֹׁ֔ור
אֵ֚לֶּה הַדְּבָרִ֔ים עֲשִׂיתִ֖ם
וְלֹ֥א עֲזַבְתִּֽים׃
I will conduct the blind in a way they do not know,
And in tracks they do not know
I shall cause them to tread;
I shall convert darkness before them to light,
And rough places to level ground;
These are the things that I do,
And I do not forsake them.

Isaiah 45:5-9
“I, Yahweh, make all these things!”


(Hence the title of the present Collection.)


אֲנִ֤י יְהוָה֙ וְאֵ֣ין עֹ֔וד
זוּלָתִ֖י אֵ֣ין אֱלֹהִ֑ים
אֲאַזֶּרְךָ֖ וְלֹ֥א יְדַעְתָּֽנִי׃
I am Yahweh, and there is no other;
Except for Me, there is no Elohim;
I am forearming you, yet you do not know Me,
לְמַ֣עַן יֵדְע֗וּ
מִמִּזְרַח־שֶׁ֙מֶשׁ֙ וּמִמַּ֣עֲרָבָ֔ה
כִּי־אֶ֖פֶס בִּלְעָדָ֑י
אֲנִ֥י יְהוָ֖ה וְאֵ֥ין עֹֽוד׃
That they may know,
From the rising of the sun and from the west,
That there is no one apart from Me;
I am Yahweh, and there is no other.
יֹוצֵ֥ר אֹור֙ וּבֹורֵ֣א חֹ֔שֶׁךְ
עֹשֶׂ֥ה שָׁלֹ֖ום וּבֹ֣ורֵא רָ֑ע
אֲנִ֥י יְהוָ֖ה עֹשֶׂ֥ה כָל־אֵֽלֶּה׃
Former of light and Creator of darkness,
Maker of good and Creator of evil,
I, Yahweh, make all these things.
הַרְעִ֤יפוּ שָׁמַ֙יִם֙ מִמַּ֔עַל
וּשְׁחָקִ֖ים יִזְּלוּ־צֶ֑דֶק
תִּפְתַּח־אֶ֣רֶץ
וְיִפְרוּ־יֶ֗שַׁע
וּצְדָקָ֤ה תַצְמִ֙יחַ֙ יַ֔חַד
אֲנִ֥י יְהוָ֖ה בְּרָאתִֽיו׃
Drip down from above, heavens,
And let the skies distil righteousness;
Let the earth open up,
Let salvation bud,
And let righteousness sprout together with it;
I, Yahweh, I create it.
הֹ֗וי רָ֚ב אֶת־יֹ֣צְרֹ֔ו
חֶ֖רֶשׂ אֶת־חַרְשֵׂ֣י אֲדָמָ֑ה
הֲיֹאמַ֙ר חֹ֤מֶר לְיֹֽצְרֹו֙
מַֽה־תַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה
וּפָעָלְךָ֖
אֵין־יָדַ֥יִם לֹֽו׃
Would anyone contend with his Former?
Earthenware of the ground with its artificer?
Shall the clay say to its Potter,
What are you making?
Or your contrivance say,
It has no hands?
Isaiah 45:8.
Isaiah 45:9
“Shall the clay say to its potter: What are you making?”


הֹ֗וי רָ֚ב אֶת־יֹ֣צְרֹ֔ו
חֶ֖רֶשׂ אֶת־חַרְשֵׂ֣י אֲדָמָ֑ה
הֲיֹאמַ֙ר חֹ֤מֶר לְיֹֽצְרֹו֙
מַֽה־תַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה
וּפָעָלְךָ֖
אֵין־יָדַ֥יִם לֹֽו׃
Would anyone contend with his Former?
Earthenware of the ground with its artificer?
Shall the clay say to its potter,
What are you making?
Or your contrivance say,
It has no hands?

Isaiah 46:9-11
“I (El, Elohim) have formed the plan; indeed I shall do it!”


זִכְר֥וּ רִאשֹׁנֹ֖ות מֵעֹולָ֑ם
כִּ֣י אָנֹכִ֥י אֵל֙ וְאֵ֣ין עֹ֔וד
אֱלֹהִ֖ים וְאֶ֥פֶס כָּמֹֽונִי׃
Remember the former things from the eon,
For I am El, and there is no other!
Elohim! and no other like Me!
מַגִּ֤יד מֵֽרֵאשִׁית֙ אַחֲרִ֔ית
וּמִקֶּ֖דֶם אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹא־נַעֲשׂ֑וּ
אֹמֵר֙ עֲצָתִ֣י תָק֔וּם
וְכָל־חֶפְצִ֖י אֶעֱשֶֽׂה׃
Telling from the beginning, the hereafter,
And from aforetime what has not yet been done,
Saying: all My counsel, it shall be confirmed,
And all My desire shall I do;
קֹרֵ֤א מִמִּזְרָח֙ עַ֔יִט
מֵאֶ֥רֶץ מֶרְחָ֖ק אִ֣ישׁ [עֲצָתֹו כ] (עֲצָתִ֑י ק)
אַף־דִּבַּ֙רְתִּי֙ אַף־אֲבִיאֶ֔נָּה
יָצַ֖רְתִּי אַף־אֶעֱשֶֽׂנָּה׃
Calling from the sunrise, a bird of prey,
From a land afar, a man of My counsel,
Indeed I have spoken; indeed I shall bring it to pass!
I have formed the plan; indeed I shall do it!

Isaiah 47:11
“Yet evil will come on you!”


וּבָ֧א עָלַ֣יִךְ רָעָ֗ה
לֹ֤א תֵדְעִי֙ שַׁחְרָ֔הּ
וְתִפֹּ֤ל עָלַ֙יִךְ֙ הֹוָ֔ה
לֹ֥א תוּכְלִ֖י כַּפְּרָ֑הּ
וְתָבֹ֨א עָלַ֧יִךְ פִּתְאֹ֛ם שֹׁואָ֖ה
לֹ֥א תֵדָֽעִי׃
Yet evil will come on you,
And you shall not know its dawn;
And woe shall fall on you;
You shall not be able to find shelter from it;
Ruination shall come on you suddenly,
And you shall not foreknow it.

Isaiah 54:16
“And I have created the waster to destroy!”


(הִנֵּ֤ה ק) [הֵן כ]
אָֽנֹכִי֙ בָּרָ֣אתִי חָרָ֔שׁ
נֹפֵ֙חַ֙ בְּאֵ֣שׁ פֶּחָ֔ם
וּמֹוצִ֥יא כְלִ֖י לְמַעֲשֵׂ֑הוּ
וְאָנֹכִ֛י בָּרָ֥אתִי מַשְׁחִ֖ית לְחַבֵּֽל׃
Behold,
I Myself created the craftsman,
Who blows into the fire of coals
And brings forth an implement for his work;
And I Myself created the ruiner to harm*.
*King James (A.V.): and I have created the waster to destroy.

Isaiah 55:8-11
“Yahweh’s designs are not our designs!”
(GOD’S COMPUTER)


כִּ֣י לֹ֤א מַחְשְׁבֹותַי֙ מַחְשְׁבֹ֣ותֵיכֶ֔ם
וְלֹ֥א דַרְכֵיכֶ֖ם דְּרָכָ֑י
נְאֻ֖ם יְהוָֽה׃
For My designs are not your designs,
And your ways are not My ways,
Averring is Yahweh.
כִּֽי־גָבְה֥וּ שָׁמַ֖יִם מֵאָ֑רֶץ
כֵּ֣ן גָּבְה֤וּ דְרָכַי֙ מִדַּרְכֵיכֶ֔ם
וּמַחְשְׁבֹתַ֖י מִמַּחְשְׁבֹתֵיכֶֽם׃
For as the heavens are loftier than the earth,
So are My ways loftier than your ways,
And My designs than your designs.
כִּ֡י כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר יֵרֵד֩ הַגֶּ֨שֶׁם
וְהַשֶּׁ֜לֶג מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֗יִם
וְשָׁ֙מָּה֙ לֹ֣א יָשׁ֔וּב
כִּ֚י אִם־הִרְוָ֣ה אֶת־הָאָ֔רֶץ
וְהֹולִידָ֖הּ וְהִצְמִיחָ֑הּ
וְנָ֤תַן זֶ֙רַע֙ לַזֹּרֵ֔עַ וְלֶ֖חֶם לָאֹכֵֽל׃
For just as the downpour descends
And the snow from the heavens,
Yet it does not return there,
But rather it soaks the earth
And causes it to bear and sprout,
And it gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
כֵּ֣ן יִֽהְיֶ֤ה דְבָרִי֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר יֵצֵ֣א מִפִּ֔י
לֹֽא־יָשׁ֥וּב אֵלַ֖י רֵיקָ֑ם
כִּ֤י אִם־עָשָׂה֙ אֶת־אֲשֶׁ֣ר חָפַ֔צְתִּי
וְהִצְלִ֖יחַ אֲשֶׁ֥ר שְׁלַחְתִּֽיו׃
So shall My word be that shall go forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me empty,
But rather it does what I desire
And prospers in that for which I sent it.

Isaiah 64:8
“The work of Your hand are we all!”
(Cf. His achievement are we: Ephesians 2:10)


וְעַתָּ֥ה יְהוָ֖ה
אָבִ֣ינוּ אָ֑תָּה
אֲנַ֤חְנוּ הַחֹ֙מֶר֙
וְאַתָּ֣ה יֹצְרֵ֔נוּ
וּמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה יָדְךָ֖ כֻּלָּֽנוּ׃
Yet now, O Yahweh,
You are our Father;
We are the clay,
And You are our Former,
And the work of Your hand are we all.
JEREMIAH
Jeremiah 1:5
“I formed you in the belly, I knew you!”


בְּטֶ֨רֶם [אֶצֹּורְךָ כ] (אֶצָּרְךָ֤ ק) בַבֶּ֙טֶן֙ יְדַעְתִּ֔יךָ
וּבְטֶ֛רֶם תֵּצֵ֥א מֵרֶ֖חֶם הִקְדַּשְׁתִּ֑יךָ
נָבִ֥יא לַגֹּויִ֖ם נְתַתִּֽיךָ׃
Ere [before] I formed you in the belly, I knew you,
And ere [and before] you came forth from the womb, I hallowed you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.

Jeremiah 5:22
“The eonian statutes of Yahweh!”


הַאֹותִ֨י לֹא־תִירָ֜אוּ נְאֻם־יְהֹוָ֗ה
אִ֤ם מִפָּנַי֙ לֹ֣א תָחִ֔ילוּ
אֲשֶׁר־שַׂ֤מְתִּי חֹול֙ גְּב֣וּל לַיָּ֔ם
חָק־עֹולָ֖ם וְלֹ֣א יַעַבְרֶ֑נְהוּ
וַיִּֽתְגָּעֲשׁוּ֙ וְלֹ֣א יוּכָ֔לוּ
וְהָמ֥וּ גַלָּ֖יו וְלֹ֥א יַעַבְרֻֽנְהוּ׃
Are you not fearing Me? averring is Yahweh;
Should you not travail in My presence,
I, Who placed the sand as the boundary for the sea,
An eonian statute, and it shall not pass beyond it?
Though its waters reel, yet they shall not prevail,
And its billows clamor, yet they shall not pass over it.

Jeremiah 10:23 (freewill alert)
“It is not for a human to choose his way!”


יָדַ֣עְתִּי יְהוָ֔ה כִּ֛י לֹ֥א לָאָדָ֖ם דַּרְכֹּ֑ו
לֹֽא־לְאִ֣ישׁ הֹלֵ֔ךְ וְהָכִ֖ין אֶֽת־צַעֲדֹֽו׃
I know, O Yahweh, that it is not for a human to choose his way;
It is not for a man to walk and to establish his step.

Jeremiah 13:23
“Can the Ethiopian transform his skin?”


הֲיַהֲפֹ֤ךְ כּוּשִׁי֙ עֹורֹ֔ו וְנָמֵ֖ר חֲבַרְבֻּרֹתָ֑יו
גַּם־אַתֶּם֙ תּוּכְל֣וּ לְהֵיטִ֔יב לִמֻּדֵ֖י הָרֵֽעַ׃
Shall a Cushite [a.v.: can the Ethiopian] transform his skin, or a leopard its spots?
Then you yourselves also shall be able to do good, who are taught to do evil.

Jeremiah 18:1-6 cf. Romans 9:19-20 (+ Isaiah 29:16)
“Like clay in the hand of the potter!”
(THE POTTER’S HOUSE)


הַדָּבָר֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הָיָ֣ה אֶֽל־יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ מֵאֵ֥ת יְהוָ֖ה לֵאמֹֽר׃
The word which came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying:
ק֥וּם וְיָרַדְתָּ֖ בֵּ֣ית הַיֹּוצֵ֑ר
וְשָׁ֖מָּה אַשְׁמִֽיעֲךָ֥ אֶת־דְּבָרָֽי׃
Rise and go down to the house of the potter,
And there I shall announce to you My words.
וָאֵרֵ֖ד בֵּ֣ית הַיֹּוצֵ֑ר
[וְהִנֵּהוּ כ] (וְהִנֵּה ־ה֛וּא ק) עֹשֶׂ֥ה מְלָאכָ֖ה עַל־הָאָבְנָֽיִם׃
So I went down to the house of the potter,
And behold, he was making a work on the wheel stones.
וְנִשְׁחַ֣ת הַכְּלִ֗י אֲשֶׁ֨ר ה֥וּא עֹשֶׂ֛ה בַּחֹ֖מֶר בְּיַ֣ד הַיֹּוצֵ֑ר
וְשָׁ֗ב וַֽיַּעֲשֵׂ֙הוּ֙ כְּלִ֣י אַחֵ֔ר כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר יָשַׁ֛ר בְּעֵינֵ֥י הַיֹּוצֵ֖ר לַעֲשֹֽׂות׃
Yet the vessel which he was making with clay was ruined in the hand of the potter,
And he turned back and made it into another vessel, just as it seemed upright in the eyes of the potter to make.
וַיְהִ֥י דְבַר־יְהוָ֖ה אֵלַ֥י לֵאמֹֽור׃
Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying:
הֲכַיֹּוצֵ֨ר הַזֶּ֜ה לֹא־אוּכַ֨ל לַעֲשֹׂ֥ות לָכֶ֛ם בֵּ֥ית יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל נְאֻם־יְהוָ֑ה
הִנֵּ֤ה כַחֹ֙מֶר֙ בְּיַ֣ד הַיֹּוצֵ֔ר כֵּן־אַתֶּ֥ם בְּיָדִ֖י בֵּ֥ית יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
Can I not do to you, house of Israel, as this potter? averring is Yahweh;
Behold, like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in My hand, house of Israel.
Jeremiah 18:11 (framing evil). LAMENTATIONS
Lamentations 3:37
“Yahweh has to determine it!”


מִ֣י זֶ֤ה אָמַר֙ וַתֶּ֔הִי
אֲדֹנָ֖י לֹ֥א צִוָּֽה׃
Who is this who speaks and it comes about
If Yahweh does not determine it?

Lamentations 3:38
“It is all from the mouth of the Supreme!”


מִפִּ֤י עֶלְיֹון֙ לֹ֣א תֵצֵ֔א הָרָעֹ֖ות וְהַטֹּֽוב׃
Do not both the evil and the good come forth from the mouth of the Supreme?
DANIEL
Daniel 2:20-21
“God (Eloah) causes kings to rise and causes kings to pass away!”


עָנֵ֤ה דָֽנִיֵּאל֙ וְאָמַ֔ר
לֶהֱוֵ֨א שְׁמֵ֤הּ דִּֽי־אֱלָהָא֙ מְבָרַ֔ךְ
מִן־עָלְמָ֖א וְעַ֣ד־עָלְמָ֑א
דִּ֧י חָכְמְתָ֛א וּגְבוּרְתָ֖א דִּ֥י לֵֽהּ־הִֽיא׃
Daniel was responding and saying:
Blessed be the Name of Him Who is the Eloah,
From the eon and unto the eon,
For the wisdom and the mastery that are His.
וְ֠הוּא מְהַשְׁנֵ֤א עִדָּנַיָּא֙ וְזִמְנַיָּ֔א
מְהַעְדֵּ֥ה מַלְכִ֖ין וּמְהָקֵ֣ים מַלְכִ֑ין
יָהֵ֤ב חָכְמְתָא֙ לְחַכִּימִ֔ין
וּמַנְדְּעָ֖א לְיָדְעֵ֥י בִינָֽה׃
He is altering the eras and the stated times,
Causing kings to pass away and causing kings to rise,
Granting wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those knowing understanding.
Daniel 3:14-19 / Daniel 4:17 / Daniel 4:24-37.
Daniel 4:35. HOSEA
Hosea 6:1
“Yahweh our Elohim smote, and He shall bind us up!”


לְכוּ֙ וְנָשׁ֣וּבָה אֶל־יְהוָ֔ה
כִּ֛י ה֥וּא טָרָ֖ף וְיִרְפָּאֵ֑נוּ
יַ֖ךְ וְיַחְבְּשֵֽׁנוּ׃
Come, let us return to Yahweh our Elohim,
For He tore to pieces, and He shall heal us;
He smote, and He shall bind us up.
AMOS
Amos 3:6
“Yahweh is a troublemaker, an evildoer!”


אִם־יִתָּקַ֤ע שֹׁופָר֙ בְּעִ֔יר
וְעָ֖ם לֹ֣א יֶחֱרָ֑דוּ
אִם־תִּהְיֶ֤ה רָעָה֙ בְּעִ֔יר
וַיהוָ֖ה לֹ֥א עָשָֽׂה׃
Would a trumpet be blown in a city
And the people not tremble?
Would there come to be evil in a city
And Yahweh not have done it?

Amos 8:11-12
“They shall go to and fro to seek the word of Yahweh!”
(Cf. famine for God’s words)


הִנֵּ֣ה ׀ יָמִ֣ים בָּאִ֗ים נְאֻם֙ אֲדֹנָ֣י
יְהוִ֔ה וְהִשְׁלַחְתִּ֥י רָעָ֖ב בָּאָ֑רֶץ
לֹֽא־רָעָ֤ב לַלֶּ֙חֶם֙ וְלֹֽא־צָמָ֣א לַמַּ֔יִם
כִּ֣י אִם־לִשְׁמֹ֔עַ אֵ֖ת דִּבְרֵ֥י יְהוָֽה׃
Behold, the days are coming, averring is my Lord Yahweh,
That I will send a famine into the land,
Not a famine for bread, nor a thirsting for water,
But rather for hearing the words of Yahweh.
וְנָעוּ֙ מִיָּ֣ם עַד־יָ֔ם
וּמִצָּפֹ֖ון וְעַד־מִזְרָ֑ח
יְשֹֽׁוטְט֛וּ לְבַקֵּ֥שׁ אֶת־דְּבַר־יְהוָ֖ה
וְלֹ֥א יִמְצָֽאוּ׃
They will rove from sea unto sea
And from the north unto the sunrise;
They shall go to and fro to seek the word of Yahweh
And shall not find it.
Habakkuk 1:5-6 + 12. ZEPHANIAH
Zephaniah 1:12
“Yahweh does good, and Yahweh does evil…”


וְהָיָה֙ בָּעֵ֣ת הַהִ֔יא
אֲחַפֵּ֥שׂ אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם בַּנֵּרֹ֑ות
וּפָקַדְתִּ֣י עַל־הָאֲנָשִׁ֗ים
הַקֹּֽפְאִים֙ עַל־שִׁמְרֵיהֶ֔ם
הָאֹֽמְרִים֙ בִּלְבָבָ֔ם
לֹֽא־יֵיטִ֥יב יְהוָ֖ה
וְלֹ֥א יָרֵֽעַ׃
It will be at that season
I shall search Jerusalem with lamps,
And I will visit evil on the men
Who are curdled on their lees,
Those saying in their heart,
Yahweh shall not do good,
Nor shall He do evil.
(ROMANS)
“Seeing that out of Him and through Him and for Him is all:
To Him be the glory for the eons!
Amen!”
Concordant Version of the New Testament

(ROMANS 11:36)




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