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Why have this list of verses

The importance of these select verses is to show the theme and purpose of why I created MHB and what I am trying to convey. How better to express this intent than with the actual words of God by highlighting key verses. The page follows the "First state the facts and then give your opinion" pattern.
The theme of this list attempts to show, what MHB deems to be, the weightier matters of scripture which is the law and all that law encompasses. For example the commenatry is full of legal speak which could be thought of as a brief or a memorandum of law . John Marsing
  • † †: For now (circa Jan 2015) "We" at MHB (My Hebrew Bible) consists of the opinions of John Marsing
  • : This pattern comes from radio talk show host Dennis Prager where he instructs his callers to first state the fact about the topic at hand and then give your opinion. I am applying this pattern by using the scriptural verses as the facts and followed by my opinion follows.

Genesis 1:1


1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Arguably the most important verse in scripture

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Genesis 3:12-17

Adam projects his problems on the woman and God

12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

This is the proximite cause of why we who adamites have found ouselves in "the bizaro world".

Genesis 4:9-14

Brother"s Keeper

9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? 10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. 11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; 12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

Are you your brother"s keeper

Genesis 12:1-2

God calls Abram

1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

A promise from God to Abram was made, was this conditional

Genesis 15:12-17

The estate for Abram is created

12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. 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. 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. 16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. 17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

These verses bring up interesting questions with regard to what makes up the necessary elements of a contract/covenanat

Genesis 49:10

Until Shilow cometh, The sceptre, Judah, giver of law

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

This has law written all over it, but what does it mean???

Exodus 15:18

YHVH is the King of Israel

18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.

These needs to be contrasted to what happened in 1st chapter 8, and latter on in the Declaration of Independence

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Exodus 19:3-6

The promise of YHVH, i.e. the Offer, is given to Israel

3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

If Israel obeys the covenant, they shall be a peculiar treasure, a kingdom of priests for the nations

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Exodus 19:7-8

Offer accepted by Israel

7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him. 8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

By having an offer and an acceptance which the mettings of the minds gives us a contract/covenant

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Exodus 20:16-21

Not to bear false witness

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's. 18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

An excellent quote from Martin Luther "...[to] not deceitfully belie, betray, slander, nor defame our neighbor, but defend him, speak well of him, and put the best construction on everything". See Deu 19:15-21, Jam 4:11

Exodus 21:5-6

For the servant whose ear is bored

5 And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: 6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever.

Is it required for the House of Israel to (atleast symbolically) to become this type of servant