Scriptures

 

PROFILES OF HEBREW LEADERSHIP AND LIBERATION

 

Abraham

Isaac

Jacob

Judah

Rueben and Simeon

Moses

Joshua

Caleb

Phinehas the son of Eleazar

Deborah

Yael

Ehud

Gideon

Mordechai

Esther

Boaz

Eleazar the warrior

Samuel

Joab

Jonathan

King David

King Solomon

King Abijah

King Asa

King Jehoshaphat

King Hezekiah

King Uzziah

Jehu

Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah

 

The Prophets

 

 

 

 

GENESIS

 

12:6-9 (the Land)

 

13 (God showed Abraham the promised land/descendants)

 

15:5-6,7,18-21 (number the stars/borders)

 

17:(8)(20-21) (borders/Ishmael)

 

19:36-38 (Lot's descendants)

 

21:12-18 (promise to Isaac ... nation of Ishmael)

 

22:15-18 (descendants/Israel will bless the nations)

 

23:7-9 (Hebron)

 

25 (Isaac received rights ... many stepbrothers)

 

26 (Jacob/Esau-rival nations … Isaac to stay in the land)

 

28:3-4,13-15 (blessing to Jacob from Isaac and God)

 

32:28 (Jacob named "Israel")

 

35:9-12 (the land)

 

49 (the blessings on Jacob's sons)

 

50:24 (promise to go into land)

 

 

 

EXODUS

 

3:7-10 (the land)

 

6:2-4,7-9 (the land)

 

12:25 (Passover celebration in the land)

 

13:3-5 (the land)

 

17:14-16 (promise/covenant forever/borders)

 

23:22-23,27-33 (obedience to receive God's protection in the land)

 

25:8 (the Temple)

 

33:1-3,12-17 (the promise of the land/go with God)

 

34:10-17 (obey law to receive promised land)

 

 

 

 

 

LEVITICUS

 

20:22-24,26 (purpose of Israeli autonomy)

 

20:24 (I have promised you their land ... Negev, Hebron)

 

26:3,7-9,12- (total obedience ... God will chase enemies, shield, protect)

 

26  (God's promises to Israel)

 

 

 

 

NUMBERS 

 

13:1-2,17,21-29 (in verse 30 is Caleb: the Brit Habirionim, Irgun, LECHI members 

were all "Calebs" ... "Let us go up and possess it...")

 

13 / 14 / 15 (Caleb's faith in God's promises to Israel - God's faithfulness to Caleb)

 

21:1-3,23-25 (battles ... called on God)

 

23:8-10 (Who can stand against God's promise to Israel?)

 

25:10-15 (Phinehas, who defended God's honor)

 

25:16-17 (destroy Midianites because they will destroy Israel with their wiles)

 

25 (Phinehas' faithfulness to honor God - God's blessing to Phinehas)

 

31:6-18 (why God requires Israeli autonomy ... no foreign ways in Israel)

 

32:1-5,19,28-33 *(borders/Jordan/Gilead)

 

33:50-56 *(borders/drive out all foreigners)

 

34 *(Israel's border explicitly defined)

 

 

 

 

DEUTERONOMY 

 

1:1-8,19-20 *(promised land)

 

2 (Esau's land / Mt. Seir / Edom / Moabites ... the earth will recognize Israel)

 

3:1-18 (battles)

 

3:28 (Israel's borders)

 

4:1-8 (nation), 29-31 (end times/obedience)

4 (Israel is to be a great nation)

  (A remnant will always survive)

  (No idols, altars to other gods in Israel)

 

7 (Israeli autonomy … destroy idols … be a holy people … detest all idols)

7:2 (cleanse the land of foreigners)

7:17 (blessing of God on Israel)

7:18,24 (the shield of God on Israel)

 

8:13 (pride in Israel ... do not forget God! )

8:17-18 "Beware lest you say in your mind and heart - My power and the  might of my hand have gotten me this wealth ...."

8:19-20 (the curse of God on a disobedient Israel) 9:1-6 *(it is the promise, not Israel's goodness)

 

11:7-15,22-32 *(obedience for promise/borders ...obey all His laws)

 

13 (false believers in the Land)

 

14:2 *(a chosen people)

 

17 (leadership must be Israeli - no other peoples)

 

18 (do not adopt ways of other nations)       

 

19:1,8 (obey to receive)

 

20 (Israeli sovereignty/Israeli autonomy in the Land)

20:4,10 (IDF) -20 *(the "shield of David")

20:5-9 (soldiers who go to battle and who stay behind)

20:15 (military ... purpose of Israeli autonomy) 

20:19 (British/Arab destruction ... military policy)

 

23:6 (do not live among foreigners)

 

23:9-10 (soldiers in camp)

 

26:18-19 (Israel is God's ... be holy, obedient)

 

29:13-15,29 (for all generations you are the "chosen people" ... obey forever His laws)

 

30:2-10 (obey to receive ... He will find you ... life or death is in Him)

 

30 / 32 / 33 (obedience to the Torah) 

 

31 (the Song is a permanent testimony against Israel; a witness)

 

32:4 (God's law is perfect)

32:6 (God established Israel as His nation)

32:9-14 (God's chosen people) 39-40 (forever)

 

36 "For the Lord will revoke sentence for His people and relent for His servants' sake when He sees that their power is gone and none remains, whether bond or free."

 

39-42 (God's shield - God's Will over the nations)

 

41-49 *(borders)

 

43 "Rejoice with His people, O you nations, for He avenges the blood of  His servants, and vengeance He inflicts on His foes and clears guilt from the land of His people."

 

46-47 (Israel must set its mind and heart on obeying God's Law)

 

 

 

JOSHUA

 

1:1-5  (the Land given to Israel)

1:6-9 (the Law and the Land/strength and courage always)

1:8 (quality of leadership)

1:11 (God gives the Land)

1:13,15 (land east of the Jordan River)

1:13-15 (unity of nation to act as one body)

1:18 (rebellion, deserters in battle)

 

2:1 (spies/intelligence gathering)

2:14 (foreigners who join with Israel)

2:17,19 (treaties "invalid" if one side 'reneges')

2:18-21 (symbolisms of Passover)

2:24 (nations fear a strong, courageous Israel)

 

3:2-4 (Ark before the people in battle)

3:4 (space between God and people)

3:5 (sanctify self before battle)

3:6 (priests take Ark over people - blessing before battle)

3:7 (God 'magnifies' Israel's righteous leaders)

3:11 (Ark first over Jordan River - people pass it into Canaan)

3:13 (Ark separates Jordan River to enter the Holy Land)

3:17/4:10/4:20 (priests held Ark in dry river bed until all passed over)

 

4:3 (12 stones/12 tribes - altar to God from Jordan River)

4:7 (12 stone altar memorial forever - showing God's Hand over Israel)

4:20-24 (testimony to God's Hand over Israel)

4:20 (memorial in Gilgal)

4:23 (Red Sea - Jordan River)

 

5:1 (nations fear a godly Israel)

5:2 (circumcise people)

5:9 (Israel is circumcised to God)   

5:12 (no more manna)

5:13-15 (the land is "holy")

 

6:2 (God gives the Holy Land to Israel)

6:5-9 (unity of Israel and obedience of Israel in order to secure the Land)

6:10 (no murmuring against Israel by the people of Israel)

6:15-19 (God gives the Land and its prosperity to Israel)

6:21 (Hebrew sovereignty: to cleanse the land of foreign ways)

6:23 (foreigners allowed to join Israel)

 

7 (blessings or curses on Israel)

7:12-13 (sanctify Israel if to stand strong)

 

8:1 (God's shield)

8:8 (cleansing of the Land of perverseness against God)

8:9 (Joshua, as leader, kept his eye on the people -  leadership)

*8:10 ("Follow me" principle of military leadership)*

8:30 (altar to honor God for His shield of protection over Israel)

8:31 (obedience to Law of Moses)

8:32 (leadership must represent godly order and obedience)

8:33 (unity of Israel)

8:34 (Israel's leader must lead people by the Word of God)

 

9 (Israel must obey God's commands - consequences of foreign alignments)

*9:21 (foreigners against Israel will breed division of the nation)

 

*10 (cleansing of the Holy Land for 'Hebrew sovereignty')

         (No perverseness against God in Israel)    

10:8,10 (shield of God)

10:11-14 (God's Hand in Israel's battles)

10:18 (capture and destroy leaders of enemies)

*10:25 (God will defend Israel against all her enemies when fights)*

10:42  "Joshua took all these kings and their land at one time, because the Lord, the God of Israel, fought for Israel."

 

11 *purifying the Holy Land

     *Hebrew sovereignty

     *Judaic law

     *Peace comes in willingness to defend the Name of God and His Holy Land

     *God's demonstration of absolute obedience in obeying His commands by Israel's leadership

     *God gives the Holy Land to Israel

     *God defends Israel's obedience within the Holy Land

11:9 (obedience of leader of Israel)

11:15 (obedience of leader blesses Israel)

             (The Lord commanded Moses, and Moses commanded Joshua, and Joshua did it! )

11:17 (capture leaders of enemies)

11:23 (to fight for Israel brings peace to Israel)

 

12:6 (God gave the Land)

 

13 (Land given to tribes of Jacob)

 

CALEB - "of a different spirit":

*Who received his blessing fully during his lifetime for his unswerving devotion and faith to the God of Israel and God's promises to Israel;

*a proven spirit within IZL / LECHI veterans who in their 80's are still teaching youth today with their undying spirit and conviction for Israel;

*Caleb's hold to Hebron … the settlers in the settlements, like Caleb, hold the line for Israel

 

14:6-12 (Hebron to Caleb/Caleb's faithfulness)

14:10-11 (Caleb's strength and spirit never ceased in all his days)

14:12-14 (Caleb prospers the land by his faith in God's Hand)

 

15:13 (Caleb's land)

15:14 (Caleb drives out the sons of Anak)

15:15-19 (Caleb chooses a husband for his daughter by 'willingness to fight for Israel') (Land allotment to Judah)

 

16 (land allotment to Joseph's sons)

 

17:14-18 (complaining of tribe of Manasseh)

     *Joshua confronted their complaining by challenging their performance "to provide by their own hand"

     *Joshua did not tolerate whining and complaining by the people

     *as a leader he demanded their action to prosper themselves.

 

18:1 (unity of Israel subdues the Land)

18 Joshua - the model of Israeli leadership

     *Joshua demands of tribes to complete in orderly system the land settlements

       *Joshua demonstrates proactive leadership

       *Joshua commands Israel to obey the Law of Moses

       *Joshua categorized responsibilities

       *Joshua delegated responsibilities

       *Joshua supervised his people

18:6 (detailed documentation)

18:8 (fairness)

18:9 (accounting of records)

18:10 (fairness)

18-19 (the Land is divided between tribes)

 

20 (cities of refuge)

 

21 (cities / farms of Levites)

21:12 (Caleb's land)           

21:43-45 (the land and peace are to Israel)

 

22 *Land includes east side of Jordan River

     *unity of Israel

     *Phinehas, son of Eleazar

22:5 (heed the Law of Moses in the Land)

22:10 (altar to God by the Jordan River)

 

23 *God's promises to defend Israel

     *Joshua's command to Israel to obey Laws of God

23:2 * the leader of Israel upholds the Law

23:3 (witnesses to God's promises fulfilled to Israel)

23:5 (shield of God)

23:6 (courage and faithfulness)

23:7 *do not mix with the nations, nor bow down to them

23:8 (cling to God)

23:9 (none can stand against godly Israel)

23:10 *God fights for Israel

23:11 (love God)

23:12-13 (mixing of nations in Israel - a snare to Israel)

23:14 (witness God's promises to Israel)

23:15 (blessing or curse)

23:16 (if Israel forsakes God ...)

 

24 Israel's history

24:7 (remember the Exodus/Passover)

24:8 (remember God gave victory to Israel)

24:10 (remember Balak could not curse Israel)

24:11-13 (remember victories in battles)

24:14 (fear the Lord)

24:15 (Joshua's line - choose today whom you will serve)

24:19 (God judges Israel)

24:20 (if you forsake God, He will forsake you)

24:27 (even the stones will witness between God and Israel)

24:22-27 Joshua as Israel's leader:

     *convicts the people;

     *makes covenant with the people;

     *places the Law in stone before the people

*24:31 The first generation remembers the lessons ...

 

 

 

 

JUDGES

 

1:1-4 (Judah goes first in battle, with the Hand of the Lord bringing victory to cleanse the Land of the Canaanites)

 

"Then Judah went up and the Lord delivered ... Jerusalem, the Negeb, Hebron."

 

The Israelites do not drive out all the Canaanites from the Land

 

2:1 "... I will never break My Covenant with you;"

2:2 "You shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land; but you shall break down their altars."

2:3 "They shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to           you."

2:10 (in only one generation the nation can be lost)

2:17-19 (when the Israelites obey, there is peace in the land - with                     disobedience there is oppression of the Israelites by other nations)

2:21 (God leaves the nations within Israel to test and prove their faith)

 

3:2 (God teaches Israel to war)

3:4 (God tests Israel to see if the people obey the commandments given to Moses)

3:9 (Othniel rules in righteousness)

     " ... he went out to war and the Lord delivered ..."

3:15 (Ehud rules in righteousness)

3:21 (Ehud kills the wicked king)

3:28 (Ehud says "Follow me" into battle)

3:30 (Ehud rules after war in peace)

3:31  (Shamgar rules in righteousness)

 

4 (the rule of Deborah)

4:9 (men into battle first)

 

5 (the Song of Deborah / honor to God for victories)

5:2 "For the leaders who took the lead in Israel, for the people who offered themselves willingly"

5:9 "My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel who offered themselves willingly among the people."

5:31 "So let all Your enemies perish, O Lord! But let those who love Him be like the sun when it rises in its might."

 

(and Israel had rest for forty years)

 

6 (the rule of Gideon)

6:11 (Gideon is a man of lowly status and God calls him to lead Israel)

6:25 (God orders Gideon to destroy the idols)

 

7:2 (God only needs a few men of valor to accomplish His Will)

7:3 (whoever is fearful cannot go into battle)

7:5 (those men who "lapped" the water at the river, not releasing their weapons and not letting down their guard, where the ones chosen to go into battle)

(*reference to Nachmias account of battle of Jaffa)

7:17 ("Follow me! ")

7:20 (the shield of God - "the sword of the Lord")

7:25 (the wicked leaders were killed)

 

8:23 "The Lord will rule over you."

 

8:33 (in one generation Israel is lost)

 

9 (Jotham's curse)

9:57 "And all the wickedness of the men of Shechem God repaid upon their heads and caused to come upon them the curse of Jotham."

 

10 (Tola/Jair/oppression by the Ammonites)

10:18 "And the leaders of Gilead (the Israelites) said one to another, Who is the man who will begin to fight against the Ammonites? He shall be  head over all the inhabitants of Gilead."    

 

11 (Jephthah, a mighty warrior who recounts the lessons of Exodus to Israel)

11:9 ... and the Lord gives (the Ammonites) over to me ...

11:21 "And the Lord, the God of Israel, gave Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they defeated them; so Israel took possession of all the land of the Amorites, the inhabitants of that country."

11:23 "So now the Lord God of Israel has dispossessed the Amorites from before His people Israel, and should you possess them?"

11:24 "and all the Lord our God dispossessed before us, we will possess."

 

12 (Ibzan/Elon/Abdon)

13 - 16 (Samson)

     (*reference to Ben-Ami account of Barazani/Feinstein at the gallows)

 

16:27-30 "Now the house was full of men and women; all the Philistine princes were there, and on the roof were about 3,000 men and women who looked on while Samson made sport. Then Samson called to the Lord and said, O Lord God, earnestly remember me, I pray You, and strengthen me, I pray you, only this once, O God, and let me have one vengeance upon the Philistines for both my eyes. And Samson laid hold of the two middle pillars by which the house was borne up, one with his right hand and the other with his left. And Samson cried, Let me die with the Philistines! And he bowed himself mightily, and the house fell upon the princes and upon all the people that were in it. So the dead whom he slew at his death were more than they whom he slew in his life."

 

20 (perverseness of Benjamites avenged by all of Israel)

20:18 (the Israelites asked God's counsel / Judah into battle first)

 

 

 

 

1 SAMUEL

 

2:9-10 "He will guard the feet of His godly ones, but the wicked shall be silenced and    perish in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevaiL. The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them will He thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge all peoples to the ends of the earth; and He will give strength to His king and exalt the power of His anointed."

2:10 (those who fight against the Lord will be broken)

2:30 "I honor those who will honor Me"

 

7 (serve the Lord only and He will deliver Israel)

7:9 (Samuel looked to God in battle)

 

8:7 "for they have reject Me, that I should not be King over them."

 

9:21 (God empowers those who obey and serve Israel)

"Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? And is not my family the least of all the families of the clans of Benjamin? Why then do you speak this way to me?" (Saul's reply to Samuel)

 

11:7 (God controls)

 

12:22 (God will not abandon His chosen people)

12:25 (no God ... no cover)

 

13:19-23 (Israel must secure her own devices)

 

14:12 "Follow me." (Jonathan and his servant)

 

15 (God regrets making Saul a king as he is not obedient) (Israel does not destroy the Ameleks) (*reference Rabbi Waldman article)

15:22 (to obey God is better than sacrifices)

15:23 (rejecting God's word as leader of Israel)

15:29 "And also the Strength of Israel will not lie or repent; for He is not a man, that He should repent."

 

16:7 "But the Lord said ... Look not on his appearance or at the height of his stature ... For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart."

 

(*the underground fighters were men of valor/vision/faithfulness to Israel)

 

17:32 "David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of this Philistine;             your servant will go out and fight with him."

17:37 "David said, The Lord Who delivered me out of the paw of the lion and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine."

 

(*the faith of the underground fighters amidst Holocaust, Arab massacres, British oppression, and a battle for independence)

 

17:45 "You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel"

 

17:47 "And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword  and spear; for the battle is the Lord's and He will give you into our hands."

 

(*recount the victories of the Irgun and LECHI without needed arms and armies)

 

21:5 (purity in army camp)

 

28 (the army lives or dies by the virtue of it's leader)

 

30:23-25 (some go to battle; some guard equipment)

 

30:6 (turn to godly counsel in war)

 

31:11-13 (honor)

 

31:2,7 (take out the leaders and the rest will fall)

 

(1 Samuel and 2 Samuel detail Israeli military leadership)

 

 

 

 

2 SAMUEL

 

10:9-12 (Joab's courage in battle against two fronts)

 

15:33-36 (David sends Hushai to Jerusalem to network information for intelligence gathering)

 

17 (God controls)

 

20:16-22 (Joab's tactics to complete his mission)

 

*Annals of the Kings demonstrate that the virtue of the leader affects the stability of the nation.

 

 

 

 

1 KINGS

 

3:9 (Solomon's request for wisdom to lead the nation)

 

 

 

 

ISAIAH

 

1: The children have rebelled against Me …

My people do not understand …

If you are willing and obedient …

If you resist Me …

For the mouth of the Lord has spoken …

Once full of righteousness, now full of murderers …

 

2: Zion will be redeemed with justice …

The law will come out of Zion …

Stop trusting Man …

 

3: Their words/deeds are against the Lord …

Leaders ruined My people …

The Gates of Zion will lament …

 

4: "in that day" …

The remnant in Jerusalem …

 

5: A vineyard …

It will be a wasteland …

He looked for justice but found bloodshed …

My people will go into exile for lack of understanding …

 

7: The holy seed will be the stump in the Land …

Belief if you want protection …

If you do not stand firm in your faith you will not stand at all …

 

8: Do not consider conspiracy all that is called conspiracy …

God is the only one to fear and dread …

 

10: Woe to those who issue unjust decrees …

A remnant of Jacob will return to God …

 

11: He will assemble Judah from the four corners of the earth …

There will be a highway for His people to return …

 

14: Who can thwart God's Hand/purposes?

The Lord established Zion and His people find refuge there …

 

18: I will remain quiet - watch - and prune …

 

19: Israel My inheritance …

 

22: But you did not look to the One who made it …

Elyakim will replace you …

 

24: With treachery the treacherous betray …

Keep in peace he whose mind is steadfast …

For we have made a lie our refuge …

Men make rules instead of obeying Me …

 

29: No justice …

 

30: (Wicked leaders say) - Stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel …

God does not take back His Words …

His furnace is in Zion and His fire is in Jerusalem …

 

40 (governing by Judaic law)

40: Who instructed the Lord? Who gives Him counsel?

He reduces the rulers to nothing …

Those who hope in the Lord renew their strength …

I, the Lord - with the first and the last …

 

41:(4)(20) (God orders nations ... God is with Israel ...God will defend Israel) 

 

42:6,16,23 (be a light to guide the nations unto Me)

 

43: You have seen many things but not paid attention …

You are called by name ... you are Mine ... I have saved you ...

I have made Israel for Myself …

Disobedience consumes you but you do not take it to heart …

Your spokesmen rebel against Me …

 

45: Woe to him who quarrels with His Maker …

 

46: I have made you - I sustain you - I carry you …

What I have said, that I will bring about …

 

48: If you had paid attention (to My Commands) peace would flow like a river …

 

49: I will also make you (Isaiah) a light unto the Gentiles …

Those who hope in Me will not be disappointed …

I will contend with those who contend with you …

 

50: Know the Word that sustains the weary …

I have set my face like flint and will not be shamed …

Who is he who condemns the Word of the Lord?

 

51: Look to the rock from which you were cut …

Clothe yourself in strength, you arm of the Lord!

Who are you who fear men and forget the Lord's power?

 

52: The God of Israel will be your rear guard …

 

55: My Word will accomplish that for which I sent it to do …

 

56: To those who hold fast to My covenant …

The watchmen of Israel devour and each seeks his own gain …

Whom have you so dreaded that you forsake Me?

 

58: The wicked cast muck and mire unceasingly …

They conceive trouble and birth wickedness …

 

59: Whoever shuns evil becomes a prey …

A helmet of righteousness; a cloak of zeal …

59:20,21 *(obedience/Holy Spirit on Israel)

 

60: Foreigners shall build up your walls …

My glorious House I will glorify …

The nation that will not serve you (Jerusalem) … shall perish …

They shall possess the land forever, the branch of My planting …

60;22 (Those who believe will be prospered! )

 

61:9 Nations will honor Israel's obedience

 

62:8 Take no rest until Jerusalem is established

 

64:4-5,7 (godly ways ... Israel must stand with God)

 

65: A people pursuing their own imaginations - smoke in My nostrils …

I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and joy …

 

66: But this is the man to whom I look and have regard …

Who trembles at My Word and reveres My commands …

The acts of the hypocrite …

They have chosen their own ways and abominations …

By choice they have done evil in My sight …

Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?

Can a nation be born in a day?

As the heavens and earth remain, so shall your offspring and your name …

 

Issues addressed within Isaiah:

     (Keep the Sabbath holy)

     (Poverty > pogroms)

     (Rebuild ruins in godliness)

     (Safety > security)

     (Strength > IZL,IDF)

     (Troubles > Arabs)

     (Weakness > Nazi)

     (Wealth > organizations)

     (disobedience/fate/destiny)

 

 

 

 

JEREMIAH

 

2: What fault do you find in Me that you forsake Me?

Those who deal with the law did not know Me …

The priests did not speak for Me …

My people have traded what is precious for what is cheap …

Your backsliding will rebuke you …

The stain of Israel's guilt …

(the people) love foreign Gods and must go after them …

Yet when in trouble you say - Save us!

You do not respond to correction …

You will be disappointed by the nations you trust …

 

3: You have defiled the Land …

This is how you talk but you do as you please …

Jerusalem is the Throne of the Lord …

We have not obeyed …

 

4: If you swear by Me …

Circumcise your hearts …

Jerusalem, wash the evil from your hearts …

Your own actions have brought this …

My people do not know Me; stupid and foolish …

 

5: With one accord the leaders broke from God …

They have lied about the Lord …

Destroying the fortified cities you trust …

Senseless people with eyes that do not see …

Stubborn and rebellious hearts …

Your sins have deprived you of good …

The leaders' evil deeds flourish …

The priests rule by their own authority …

 

6: Take warning, O Jerusalem …

The Word of the Lord is offensive to them …

All practice deceit; greedy for gain …

No shame at all …

Ask for the ancient paths …

The fruit of their schemes …

Terror is on every side …

Observe and test My people …

 

7: Reform your actions/ways and live …

Then I will let you live in this place …

I have been watching …

Obey Me and I will be your God …

Truth has perished …

Such evil did not enter My Mind …

 

8: Why does Jerusalem always turn away?

Each pursues his own course …

Lying pens of the scribes …

All practice deceit - greedy for gain …

We hoped for peace, but no good has come …

Is the Lord not in Zion?

Is their no healing for the wound of My people?

 

9: Not by Truth …

Going from one sin to another …

No one speaks the Truth …

They refuse to acknowledge Me …

Their tongue is a deadly arrow …

Because they forsake My law …

They will eat bitterness …

Boast that you know the Lord …

 

10: Do not learn the ways of the nations …

The Lord is the Eternal King …

ISRAEL: THE NATION OF HIS INHERITANCE …

They do not prosper for lack of faith …

 

11: This is what the Lord says: My covenant …

Obey this covenant …

I warned again and again to obey …

Breaking the covenant with God …

You rejoice in your wickedness …

Israel doing evil provokes My anger …

 

12: You are on their lips but not their hearts …

Many shepherds will ruin My vineyard (corrupt leadership)

I will have compassion …

 

13: A belt rotten and useless …

Israel's stubborn hearts …

Give glory to God before darkness comes …

What will you say when you sit before God …

Those you cultivated as your allies …

Neither can you do good who are accustomed to evil …

 

14: Our sins testify against us …

We bare Your Name, Lord …

Prophesying lies of peace …

Our hope is in You, Lord …

 

15: Moses, Noah, and Daniel …

Manasseh, the evil king …

The whole land strives and contends with me (Jeremiah) …

(do right and stand on it)

I suffer reproach for Your Sake …

I sat alone with Your Hand on me … (*underground fighters/exiles/prisoners)

Let the people turn to you but do not turn to them …

They will fight against you but not overcome you (*IZL/LECHI fighers) …

 

16: Because you forsake Me …

 

17: Through your own fault …

Cursed is the one who depends on man …

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord …

He will be like a tree whose roots stretch out to the river (*Tzila Amidror: the fighters vs the Yeshuv community)

I examine the minds of men and test them (*the underground fighters were tested and proved worthy)

Those who turn from You will become dust …

Let My persecutors be put to shame but let me not bear shame (*IZL/LECHI convictions)

Keep the Sabbath day holy …

Clay I the hand of the potter …

My people have forgotten Me and the ancient paths …

 

18: (They) attack and kill God's prophet for speaking God's Word …

 

19: You do things I did not command, nor teach, nor think …

 

20: I am ridiculed, mocked for speaking Your Word, which is in my heart like a fire, burning in my bones, I cannot hold it in!

The Lord is with me like a mighty warrior … (*fighters convictions)

 

21: See, I am setting before you the way of life and of death …

Administer justice every morning …

 

22: Because they have forsaken their God …

Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness …

Defend the cause of the poor and needy …

Leaders who use oppression/injustice/self-serving …

 

23: Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering My sheep ….

I will gather the remnant of My flock and bring them back -

Free in their own land …

The prophets of Jerusalem live a lie, committing evil, teaching evil ways to My people …

Speaking their own minds not My Word …

 

The only way for Israel to know peace is by obeying the covenant with God and removing those against His covenant from the Land.

 

Leading people astray with reckless lies …

Every man's own words becomes "an oracle of the Lord" …

 

24: The good ones (figs) are very good, but the bad ones cannot be eaten …

(the Land cannot tolerate bad leadership)

I will give them a heart to know Me …

 

25: God has spoken to you again and again but you do not listen, bringing harm to yourselves (*the IZL/LECHI fought for Judaic - Eretz - Israel)

The Lord will bring judgment on all the nations …

 

26: If you do not listen to and obey My Words, commands, I will make Jerusalem desolate and cursed …

Jeremiah speaks God's Word in the face of his accusers demanding his death …

(*the underground fighters stood righteous even when Haganah tortured and killed them)

The leaders who followed God's Words had victory …

 

28: You have persuaded this people to believe in lies …

 

29: Increase in number while in exile, do not decrease …

My plans are to prosper you in the Land …

If you seek Me with all your heart and mind …

 

30: I will surely save you …

I will discipline you in justice …

Zion for whom no one cares …

Who is he who will devote himself to Me …

 

31: I will gather the remnant from the corners of the earth …

I am Israel's Father …

I will ransom Jacob …

(*the reestablishment of Eretz Israel > independence 1948)

Return to your towns!

To Build and to plant in the Land …

My law and commands will be put in their minds and hearts …

Only if the heavens can be searched out will I abandon My nation Israel …

 

32: Nothing is too hard for Your outstretched Arm …

I am the Lord - the God of all mankind - Is anything too hard for Me?

Though I taught My people again and again, they choose to forsake Me …

I will discipline them and bring them back …

I will restore their fortunes …

 

33: IN THE TOWNS, HILLS OF JUDAH, THE NEGEV …

 

If you can break the day and the night, then can My covenant with David break …

 

For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them …

 

35: The clan of Jonadab did obey their forefathers command …

 

37: A poor remnant remained in the Land to cultivate the vineyards …

They harvested abundantly …

 

40: Assassination plot against Gideliah (Ishmael) …

 

41: Ishmael slaughtered the Jews …

 

42: IF you will stay in the Land I will be with you …

Do not leave this Land > they went to Egypt …

My wrath will be poured out on you if you go to Egypt …

 

44: The people said: We will do as we think!

 

46: Curses on Egypt …

I will discipline you with justice …

 

47: Moab …

 

49: Ammonites / Edom / Damascus / Elam

 

50: Babylon …

My people have been lost sheep …

Their shepherds did not take care of them …

I will bring Israel back to his own pasture …

I will forgive the remnant …

What shepherd can stand against Me?

 

51: I will defend your cause and avenge you …

 

52: Burning of Jerusalem …

 

 

 

 

EZEKIEL

 

2: Do not be afraid or terrified of the people of Israel: speak My Words to them … Whether they listen or threaten you … For they are rebellious … (*the underground fighters withstood all this …)

 

3:3,10-11 (read the Word)

God's Word tastes sweet as honey …

The whole house of Israel is hardened …

I have made you (Ezekiel) a watchman for the house of Israel: Warn them!

I hold you accountable to warn them …

Whoever will listen, let him listen …

Whoever refuses to listen, so be it …

(*distribution at risk of life of phamplets and posters of IZL/LECHI)

3:17-21 (talk the Word)

3:22 (isolate with God)

3:27 (speak with God)

 

5:1-4,12,13 (*size of Hebrew remnant: numbers of holocaust survivors and pioneer builders)

Israel has rejected My laws and not followed My decrees …

 

6 ("then you shall know I am Lord of Israel") 

 

7 ("for I will do to them according to their ways")

 

8:6,12,17,33 (idols)

Is it a trivial matter for the people of Israel to do these detestable things here?

 

9 (consequences of Israel's injustice and perversities)

 

11:12*,16-20 ("you have acted according to the ordinances of the nations around you")

 

12:2*,16,25,27 ("eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear") (the remnant) (prophesies)

 

13:5-7,10*,12,16*,17-19,22* ("you have not built up the wall for the house of Israel that it might stand up in the day of battle")

 

("false prophets of Israel who prophesied deceitfully about Jerusalem, seeing visions of peace for her when there is no peace") 

 

(the lies strengthen the wicked and dishearten the righteous)

 

Do not follow your own spirit …

God's Words stand …

 

14:3-5-7,10-11,14,16,18,20,21-22 (iniquity)

(idols of Israel estrange them from God) 

Noah, Daniel, Job > what they did pleased God …

(the remnant)

 

15:8 (unfaithfulness)

 

16:4 *(how we adulterate our relations with God)

Israel became Mine …

Though the world despised you …

My splendor increased your beauty …

You prefer strangers to Me, your husband …

(trusting nations instead of Israel's covenant)

Nations who will leave you naked and bare …

Killing you with their swords …

 

17 (sin = death) 

I, the Lord, bring down the tall tree and make the lowly tree grow tall …

(*the IZL/LECHI versus the British Empire)

 

18:5-9 (a just man)

 

20: The man who obeys My laws will live by them …

You say you want to be like the other nations and serve their gods …

I WILL NEVER LET THIS HAPPEN!

(*giving up Hebrew sovereignty of the Land; inside Eretz Israel)

I will judge you face to face!

There - in the Land - My people will serve Me!

 

21: TESTING WILL SURELY COME!

 

22: you have despised My holy things and defiled My Sabbath …

You have forgotten Me …

Your officials slaughter My sheep …

(*brother hatred > the Altalena > Jerusalem concessions 1948)

I look for men who will defend My Holy Name …

(*the IZL/LECHI believed in the promises of God to a fighting Judea)

 

23: Because you lusted after the nations …

You will bear the consequences …

 

26: Tyre

 

28: The land I gave to Jacob …

 

29: Egypt

 

33: The watchmen (*Jabotinsky, Yair Stern, and Uri Zvi Greenberg in warning European Jews of impending holocaust, 1930s)

 

Turn from evil ways - why will you die, house of Israel?

You defile the Land - should you live?

They listen to My Words but do not put them into practice …

 

34:25,28 (wandering of the Jews)

Woe to the shepherds of Israel who do not take care of My sheep …

I am against the shepherds because they did not tend My sheep!

I Myself will tend My sheep … with justice!

 

35: You boasted against Me without restraint … and I heard it! (Edom)

 

36:37-38 (Israel must ask God)

I will put a new spirit in you …

Then you will loathe your detestable sins …

The desolate land will become prosperous …

 

37: "Dry bones hear the Word of the Lord …"

Breathe into these slain - a vast army - the whole house of Israel …

I will bring you back to your own land …

I have done it!

(survivors of Holocaust / redemption of the Land)

One nation in the Land! (no brother hatred)

 

38: Gog (of the north) will come against Israel …

 

39: ON THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL GOD WILL FALL …

I will gather My people to their own Land …

 

40: the Wall around the Temple …

 

42: Holy and common things …

 

43: This (the Temple) is where I will live among the Israelites forever …

The law of the Temple …

 

44: The regulations of the Temple …

No foreigners …

The clean / unclean …

Holy / common …

 

45: A sacred district around the Temple …

 

The Prince will no longer oppress Israel but allow the people to live in the Land according to their tribes … (*the rights of the settlers / settlements)

 

"You have gone too far, you Princes - stop oppressing My people! "

 

46: The Prince is to lead in worship at the Temple …

 

Worship at the Temple with offerings morning by morning - a lasting ordinance.

(*LECHI devotion to Jerusalem and the Temple)

 

47: River from the Temple … the River of Life …

(life flows from the Temple)

Boundary of the Land …

Aliens who settle with Israel …

 

THE NAME OF THAT CITY: THE LORD IS THERE.

 

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Further Sources:

 

EIM HABANIM SEMEICHAH by Harav Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal

 

A QUESTION OF REDEMPTION by R. Ya'akov Moshe Bergman

 

The Teachings of Rav Avraham Yitzhak Hakohen Kook

 

 

 

 

 

HOSEA

 

3: Israel will come trembling to the Lord …

 

4: My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge …

Like people, like priests …

A spirit of prostitution …

A people without understanding will come to ruin …

 

5: Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God …

(underground principles/convictions versus Haganah/Jewish Agency)

 

They are unfaithful to the Lord …

Judah's leaders are like those who move boundary stones …

 

6: He will restore us IF we will acknowledge Him …

Israel is defiled …

 

7: They do not realize I remember their sins …

All their kings fall and do not call on Me …

I long to redeem them but they speak lies against Me …

 

8: Israel has rejected what is good …

They have sold themselves to the nations …

They consider My laws as alien …

 

9: You have been unfaithful to your God …

Because your sins are so many the prophet is considered a fool; a maniac …

(*the rallies and calls of Jabotinsky/Yair/Greenberg)

Snares and corruption await My prophets …

 

10: The consequences of Israel's sins will consume them …

Sow for yourselves righteousness …

Because you depended on your own strength and warriors (not seeking your God), wars will be upon you …

 

11: I led them with cords of human kindness …

My compassion is aroused for My people …

 

12: Maintain love and justice …

 

13: You shall acknowledge no god but Me …

You are destroyed, O Israel, because you are against Me …

 

14: Your sins have been your downfall …

Your fruitfulness comes from Me: the wise, discerning, will understand these things; the righteous will walk in My ways and the wicked will stumble in them.

 

 

 

JOEL

 

(God will destroy His enemies and exalt His faithful ones)

 

1:3 (teach the lessons)

1:6-7 (heathen and hostile nations against Israel)

1:14 (unity of Israel as the nation of God)

 

2: Return to Me …

Rend your heart, not your garments …

2:8-9 (description of Arab terrorism today)

2:12-13,15-16unity of Israel as nation of God)

2:14 (Shield of God)

2:17 (leadership of Israel)

2:21-23 (no fear)

2:32 ("the remnant" God is faithful to keep)

On Mt. Zion and in Jerusalem they will be saved …

 

* (God's promises to shield Israel against her enemies)

* (God's people - My chosen nation)

* (those who rise up to defend the Name of God and His people in Israel)

 

3: I will judge the nations who divided My land and dispersed My people:

I will return on your own heads what you have done …

The Lord will rule from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem, My Holy Hill …

Never again will foreigners invade her (in that day) ….

A fountain will flow from Jerusalem …

Judah will stand forever …

The Lord dwells in Zion!

3:1-2 (rebuilding of Eretz Israel)

3:2 (dividing Israel)

3:3 (treating Jewish lives as worth nothing: *Holocaust, anti-Semitism, endorsement of Palestinian demands and claims against Israel)

3:4 (the five Arab states surrounding Israel)

3:5-7 (*Diaspora / illegal immigration / Af-al-pi boats / Jewish refugees)

3:16-21 (the role of Zion / Jerusalem to the world)

3:20-21  Eretz Israel Forever!

 

 

 

 

 

AMOS

 

2: Chronology of God's Hand on Israel …

 

3: You only have I chosen of all the families on earth …

An enemy will over-run the land for you sins …

 

4: Yet you have not returned to Me …

 

5: Seek Me and live …

You who turn justice into bitterness …

You despise the one in court who tells truth … (the gallows speeches)

You oppress the righteous …

Hate evil, love good and the Lord will be with you …

The day of the Lord will be darkness …

 

6: Woe to you who are complacent …

I abhor the pride of Jacob …

You have turned justice into poison and

The fruit of righteousness into bitterness …

 

7: Amos interceded for Israel …

 

9: I will shake Israel like grain in a sieve …

The remnant I will plant in Israel, their own Land, never to be uprooted again.

 

 

 

 

OBADIAH

 

1: The pride of your heart deceives you …

Your deeds will return upon your own head …

On Mt. Zion will be deliverance - it will be holy …

It will possess its inheritance …

The kingdom will be the Lord's!

 

 

 

 

JONAH

 

2: When my life was ebbing away I remembered Your Holy Temple …

Salvation comes from the Lord …

 

3: Give up evil ways and repent to God …

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICAH

 

1: What does the Lord require of you?

 

2: Woe to those who plan iniquity and have power to do it …

Do not My Words do good to those who live uprightly?

I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel …

(the underground fighters of Eretz Israel)

 

3: Listen, you rulers of Israel, who hate good and love evil, should you not know justice - I turn My back on you …

There is no answer from God …

Listen, rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right and then say the Lord is with us …

Judging for a bribe …

Because of you Zion will be plowed, Jerusalem a heap of rubble …

 

4: Mt. Zion: chief among the mountains …

The house of the Lord …

The law will go out from Zion …

The Word of the Lord from Jerusalem …

All the nations may walk in the name of their gods …

We will walk in the Name of the Lord forever!

The Lord will redeem you out of the hands of the enemy …

(*the sword with the Word - Moshe Segal > LECHI)

 

5: Marshal your troops …

The remnant will be among the nations in the midst of many peoples …

(*Jewish resistance)

 

6: My people, how have I burdened you?

Act justly - fear His Name - that is what God requires of you.

 

7: Each man hunts his brother with a net …

Watch in hope for the Lord …

You will be true to Jacob and our Land!

(*the underground fighters understood these concepts)

 

 

 

 

NAHUM

 

1: The Lord is jealous and avenging …

He cares for those who trust in Him …

Fulfill your vows, Jacob …

 

 

 

HABAKKUK 

 

(testimony of Jews in oppression ... lack of justice ...the godless nations .... 

all earth aware of God ... faithful)

 

1: The evil in the world …

 

2: But the righteous will live by his faith …

The nations exhaust themselves for nothing …

The Lord is in His Holy Temple …

 

3: Though (all fails), yet I will rejoice in the Lord, my strength!

(fortitude of IZL/LECHI fighters in Eretz Israel)

 

 

 

 

ZEPHANIAH

 

1: I will search Jerusalem and punish those who are complacent …

 

3: Corrupt leaders / false prophets …

The unrighteous know no shame …

I will remove from this city those who rejoice in their pride …

I will leave within you the meek and humble who trust in the Name of the Lord -

 

(*devotion of LECHI to Jerusalem/Temple)

 

The remnant of Israel will do no wrong …

Nor will deceit be in their mouths …

They will speak no lies …

 

They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid …

 

(*IZL/LECHI fighters > note: gallows/exiles/prisoner behavior)

 

The Lord is with you Zion …

He is mighty to save …

 

*CONVICTIONS OF THE UNDERGROUND FIGHTERS

 

 

 

 

 

HAGGAI

 

1: My House remains a ruin while you busy yourselves with your own houses …

 

 

 

 

ZECHARIAH 

 

(promises to Israel worth fighting for/Jerusalem)

 

1:3 Return to Me and I will return to you …

My Words overtake your forefathers …

1:6 (God's Words remain true, men return to dust)

1:10 (God is watching)

1:14 (God is jealous for Mt. Zion)

1:15-21 (God's judgment of the nations against Israel)

I am very angry with the nations that feel secure …

I will return to Jerusalem with mercy and there My House will be rebuilt …

The Lord will again comfort Zion and choose Jerusalem …

"Horns" will rise to scatter the nations that scattered My people from Jerusalem …

 

2: I, Myself, will be a wall of fire around Jerusalem …

And I will be its glory …

2:4-5 (Jerusalem's prosperity)

2:6-7 Leave Babylon and return to Zion …

(*warnings of Jabotinsky/Yair/Greenberg to return to the Land)

 

2:8 "- for he who touches you touches the apple or pupil of His eye;"

2:9-12 (Jerusalem / Judah / My people) 

The Lord will inherit Judah as His portion in the Holy Land …

 

3: IF you will walk in My Ways and keep My requirements …

 

(*The IZL/LECHI defended Judaic law and sovereignty, not Ben-Gurion's secular parliament, for Eretz Israel)

 

3:1 (significance of Joshua - defender of Israel)

3:8 "Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you and your colleagues who usually sit before you - for they are men who are a sign or omen (types of what is to come) - for behold, I will bring forth My servant the Branch."

 

4:6-7 " ... not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit ..." (Shield of David)

4:4: A "prince" and a "priest" preside over Israel: Judaic Law and the Holy Spirit …

 

6:15 "And those who are far off shall come and help build the temple of the Lord, and you shall know that the Lord sent me (Zechariah) to you.  And your part shall come to pass if you will diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God.

The Temple will be rebuilt IF you diligently obey the Lord your God …

 

7: Administer true justice to the people …

 

8: I am very zealous for Zion - the city of Truth …

(*LECHI fighters' determination for Zion/Jerusalem)

(*Eldad's speech on Jerusalem, 1948)

I will bring My people back from the east and the west to Jerusalem …

8:2 (God's wrath against Israel's enemies)

As you have been an object of cursing among the nations so will I bless you …

Do not be afraid …

8:3-8 (Jerusalem / the remnant will return to prosperity)

8:9 (the temple should be rebuilt)

8:12 (the remnant of Israel shall prosper in the Holy Land/Jerusalem)

8:13 "Fear not but let your hands be strong and hardened."

(*motto of underground fighters)

8:16-19 Rendering true and sound judgement in your courts …

(Judaic law over political agendas)

Hate corruptness …

8:20-23 (the nations will look to Jerusalem for favor)

 

           "Yes, many people and strong nations shall come to Jerusalem to seek, inquire of, and require (to fill their own urgent need) the Lord of hosts and to pray to the Lord for His favor. 

 

             Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days ten men out of all languages of the nations shall take hold of the robe of him who is a Jew, saying, Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you."

 

9:1 (all the tribes of Israel)

     (God will cast out all enemies of Israel)

9:11 Israel is in blood covenant with the Lord forever …

9:12 (return to the stronghold)

9:13-16 "For I have bent Judah for Myself as My bow, filled the bow with Ephraim as My arrow, and will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and will make you (Israel) as the sword of a mighty man."

(*the underground fighters)

 

10: My people are oppressed because of lack of a shepherd …

 

I will strengthen the house of Judah and arm them for battle …

 

10:3 (poor leadership of Israel)

10:9-10 (Aliyah)

I will restore them …

I will answer them …

In distant lands My children will remember Me and I will return them to the Land …

 

11: "Favor" / "Union"

Woe to the worthless shepherd who tends the flock …

(Judaic sovereignty of all the Land)

 

12 (Jerusalem is the stronghold of Israel)

 (*Israel Eldad: Jerusalem - The Burning Issue)

 

On that day when all the nations are gathered against Jerusalem I will make her an immovable rock …

All who try to move it will injure themselves … (*gallows speech)

 

13 (defenders of Israel / Jerusalem)

 

             "And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined and will test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will hear and answer them. I will say, It is My people; and they will say, The Lord is my God."

 

14 (Jerusalem - the burning issue! )

 

Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter …

 

 

 

 

 

 

MALACHI

 

1: I have loved Jacob but Esau I have hated …

The wicked land always under the wrath of the Lord …

Would your governor be pleased with such offerings from your hands, yet you bring Me what is defiled!

I will not accept this!

I am a great King, says the Lord Almighty, and My Name is to be feared!

 

2: If you do not set your heart to honor My Name I will send a curse upon your blessings …

My covenant calls for reverence of My Name - true instruction …

The lips of the priests ought to serve knowledge and men should seek his instruction because he is "the messenger" of the Almighty …

But you have not followed My Ways and have shown partiality in the law …

You have wearied the Lord with our words by saying doing evil is good …

 

3: He will refine and purify … so that there will be righteous men …

I, the Lord, do not change: return to Me and I will return to you …

The whole nation is robbing Me - test Me!

You have said "it is futile to serve God."

Calling te arrogant "blessed" …

 

Those who feared My Name will be Mine …

(In the end) you will see the difference between those who served Me and those who did not!

 

*TESTIMONY OF VISION AND VALOR OF THE IRGUN AND LECHI UNDERGROUNDS

 

4: All the arrogant will be stubble …

Those who fear My Name will be healed and rise … 

 

 

 

 

PSALMS

 

1 (*Tzila Amidror: "like a tree firmly planted ..." - the underground fighters)

 

2 (nations against Israel ... "summits")

2: 9 (Gallows)

 

15 (virtue)

 

18 (soldiers prayer)

 

20 (prayer for victory ... Israel will be firm)

20: 2, 9 (run to the Lord ... He gives victory)

20:8 (boast in God … stand form and sure)

 

21:7 (the King must trust the Lord, the ways of the Lord)

 

22: 4-5, 23 (faith in the God of Israel to keep His Promises to Israel)

22:28-31 (governing by Judaic law)

 

24: 7-8 (battle)

 

25 (trust and seek God ... godliness, integrity as bodyguards)

 

27: 4 (focused like a flint on the Lord)

27:8 (necessity of God)

 

28: 7-9 (Israel's shield ... my shield)

 

29: 11 (Israel)

 

31:3-6 (soldier's prayer)

 

33:10-11 (power of God over nations) 

 

33:4,12,16,18- (the nation whose God is Lord)

 

46 (IZL / LECHI: "God is our Refuge and Strength ... a very present and well-proved help in trouble ... the nations raged ... God is with us! ")

 

48 (Jerusalem/Temple)

 

49 (IZL/LECHI fighters on trial ... the soul is worth more than earthly wealth)

49: 14 (death shall be their shepherd)

 

50:15 (trust in Me in trouble … I rescue you …)

50: 5, 20, 23 (God's words fulfilled in LECHI / IZL actions)

 

53:2 (God looks to see who will defend ...)

53:3 (God looks for the obedient ones)

53:4-7 (God looks for one who does right)

53:4 (those who do not call upon the Lord)

53:5 (God scatters those who reject Him)

53:6 (OUT OF ZION ... God restores His people)

 

55 (18-19) (arm of God: "tho the tide runs against me")

 

56:3-7-9-13 (trust God)

 

57 (He will send down help)

 

58: 1, 10-11 (faith, righteousness, justice of Lehi/IZL)

 

60: 4 (Banner of Israel)

60:11- (trust God not men)

 

62 (God the defender, protector)

 

66:9-14 (the agony and strength of the underground fighters in prison)

 

66:3,4,6,7,9,10-14,16,18 (He holds our lives in His hands)

 

68:23,34,35b (destroy the enemies)

 

69:35b (God will save Jerusalem)

 

72:4,12-13 (the King must defend his people)

72:14 (persecuted Jews in God's eyes)

72:16 (the land)

 

76:1-3 (God's protection of His warriors)

 

78 (teach God's ways)

78:55 (Biblical rights to Hebrew sovereignty)

 

79: 1, 5, 7, 10 (battle of Jerusalem/"Quartet"/pioneers)

 

80:1,3,8,9,17-19 (promise to Israel/borders/trust in God)

80:10 (our shadow … Euphrates to Mediterranean Sea)

 

81: 8-10-16 (God brought the Holy Land, borders, trust Him)

 

83 (Arab summit to wipe out Israel)

 

84: 5 (all roads lead to Zion)

84: 7 (Israel grows from strength to strength - Y. Shamir)

84:9 (God's shield)

84:11 (the Lord is a Sun and a Shield)

84:12 ( ... who trusts in You)

84 (Korahites guard Temple) 

 

85 (justice goes before God)

 

86:1-7 (look to God ... follow God's ways)

 

87 (the Lord loves the Gates of Zion)

87:1-5-7 (Jerusalem ... native of Jerusalem ... My heart is in Jerusalem)

 

89: 48 (we all die)

 

90:12 (God the shield)

90: 11-12, 16, 17 (connections)

 

94:13-14 (God traps Israel's enemies)

 

95:10 (refuse law)

 

96:5,9,10,13 (governing by Judaic law)

 

98 (worship at Mt. Zion)

 

102:13-16, 25-28 (rebuild Jerusalem ... continuation of God... Israel)

102:16 (prophecy)

102:21 (Diaspora/Holocaust/1948 - Jerusalem)

 

105:8-15 (1,000 generations ... touch not these chosen of mine)

 

107:33-38 (rivers/fields/blessings)

 

108:10-13 (God's shield)

 

110 (God sends forth strength out of Zion: IZL / LECHI)

 

111:6-10 (land to Israel ... how to be wise)

 

112 (the freedom fighters)

 

114:2 (Israel is God's)

 

115 (Israel's trust in the Lord as her shield/defender)

115:9-11,12-13 (Israel ... trust the Lord)

 

116: 15 "Precious (important and no light matter) in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints (His loving ones)." (all the fighters who died to defend the Jewish nation)

 

118 (the Lord is on Israel's side ... IZL battle prayer)

 

119: 115-119 (Gallows testimonies - "that I may keep the commandments of my      God")

119:150-151 (betrayal by brothers)

119:161 (betrayal by brothers)

 

121 (the arm of God)

 

124 (the arm of God)

 

125 (Israel never gives up hope ... God surrounds Jerusalem)

 

126 (Israel is not defeated! )

 

127:20 (Israel alone is God's)

 

129 (the struggle of the Jewish nation ... those who hate the Jews)

 

130:7-8 (God ransoms Israel)

 

132: 13-14 (Zion forever)

 

133 (eternal blessing on Israel)

 

135:4,12-13,21 (Israel/land/Jerusalem)

 

136 (God's love to Israel forever)

 

137:5-8 (Jerusalem)

 

139: 21-22 (hate evil: zealousness for God / Phineas' sword)

 

140 (prayers of IZL/LECHI ... keep us from persecution)

 

141:8-10 (God is our refuge)

 

142 (silent prayers of Irgun men)

 

144:1-2,5-8 (God gives strength in battle)

144 (hands of warriors)

 

145:15-20 (God covers the godly)

 

146 (the Irgun fighters were the hands of God)

 

147:2-6,11,19-20 (brokenhearted ... reverence ... statues ... Israel is His)

 

148:14 (Israel is His love! )

 

149 (Irgun men obeyed in defending the Hebrews militarily)

149: 6 (Moshe Segal)

 

 

PROVERBS

 

3 (trust in God, not self)

 

6 (governing by Judaic law)

 

16 (God controls)

 

19:21 (God controls)

 

19:8 (wisdom serves a man)

 

20:18 (advice in war … IZL command policy)

 

20:28 (rulership)

 

21:30 (no one can stand against the Lord)

 

21:31 (God controls destinies)

 

21:8 (godly virtue)

 

22:11 (virtue)

 

22:28 (borders of Holy Land)

 

22:29 (virtue)

 

23:10-11 (borders of Holy Land)

 

24:11-12 (rescue the oppressed ... God sees the heart)

 

24:25 (virtue)

 

24:6 (counsel before war)

 

29:18 (order and obedience to law)

 

29:25 (fear versus trust)

 

30:31 (a king leads his army)

 

31:4 (a king must stay pure)

 

31:8 (defend the helpless)

 

 

 

 

 

LAMENTATIONS

 

1:10 (plunder of Jerusalem/Temple)

 

2:9 (without a Temple, without a divine law to govern them, or prophetic vision to guide them)

 

3:27 (discipline)

 

3:39-42 ("let us test and examine our ways")

 

4:15-16 (true to God)

 

 

 

 

ECCLESIASTES

 

5:9 (kingship)

 

10:10 (be a sharp ax ... the fighters of Eretz Israel)

 

 

 

 

DANIEL 

 

1: Daniel resolved not to defile himself …

 

2: Iron and clay …

 

3: Denouncing of the Jews …

We do not need to defend ourselves on this matter …

 

4: God despises arrogant leadership …

 

Daniel obeyed God despite men's laws …

 

7: It will rage war against My saints …

Prevailing over the saints for a time …

7:13,14,27 (governing by Judaic law)

 

9: War will continue until the end …

 

10: But the people who know their God will firmly resist him …

 

11: Michael, the arch-angel battles for Israel …

 

12:4 (in end times education and travel will be vastly increased)

Times of distress > the wise will shine …

When the power of the holy people will be broken …

The wise will understand > those who lead to righteousness …

Many purified …

Wicked continue to be wicked …

 

 

 

 

EZRA

 

*Fidelity to God is Israel's strength

 

*The Temple is rebuilt

 

*The survivors return

 

*Always there are the "gatekeepers"

 

*Anti-Semitism of nations against Israel and Jerusalem

 

*Encouragement of the Prophets to the Jews

 

*Justice in Israel by Laws of God

 

*Israel's self-reliance

 

*"Transfer" of non-Israelis out of the Holy Land

 

*NOTE: Similarities of Irgun and LECHI principles/actions and these scriptures

 

1:5 "Then rose up the heads of the fathers' houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and Levites, with all those whose spirits God had stirred up, to go up to rebuild the house of the Lord in Jerusalem."

 

2:68 "Some of the heads of families, when they came to the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, made freewill offerings for the house of God to rebuild it on its site."

 

3:11 " ... because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid! "

 

4 "You have nothing to do with us in building a house to our God; but we ourselves will together build to the Lord, The God of Israel  ..."

 

" ... the people of the land (Samaritans) continually weakened the hands of the people of Judah and troubled and terrified them in building and hired counselors against them to frustrate their purpose and plans ... and wrote to Ahasuerus (Xerxes) an accusation against the returned inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem ... later (they) and their associates wrote a letter to the king ... the Persian commander and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem ... and with the rest of the nations ... they went up by force and power made them (Judah) cease."

 

5 (Haggai and Zechariah encourage the Jews)

   (Zerubbabel and Shealtiel rise up to begin again to rebuild the Temple)

 

"The Eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, so the enemy could not make them stop ..." (*as did the Irgun and LECHI)

 

             "Who authorized you to build this house and restore these walls?"

 

"We are servants of the God of heaven and earth, rebuilding the house which was erected and finished many years ago by a great king of Israel."

 

6 "Leave the work on this house of God alone; let the governor and the elders of the Jews build this house of God on its site."

 

"May the God Who has caused His Name to dwell there overthrow all kings and peoples who put forth their hands to alter this or to destroy this house of God in Jerusalem ..."

 

7 "For Ezra had prepared and set his heart to seek the Law of the Lord - to inquire for it and of it, to require and yearn for it - and to do and teach in Israel its statutes and its ordinances."

 

"Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done diligently and honorably for the house of the God of heaven, lest His wrath be against the realm of the king and his sons."

 

" ... set magistrates and judges who may judge all the people west of the River; choose those who know the instructions of your God, and teach him who does not know them."

 

"I (Ezra) was strengthened and encouraged, for the hand of the Lord my God was upon me, and I gathered together outstanding men of Israel to go with me to Jerusalem."

 

8 "Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a straight and right way for us, our little ones, and all our possessions."

 

             "For I was ashamed to request of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy along the way, because we had told the king, The hand of our God is upon all them for good who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him."

 

9 (intermarriage with peoples of other nations)

 

"The land which you are entering to possess is an unclean land with the pollutions of the peoples of the lands, through their abominations which have filled it from one end to the other with their filthiness."

 

"Therefore, do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons; and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your children always."

 

             " ... for we are left a remnant that has escaped ...."

 

10 (the people of Judah cleanse themselves before the Lord)

 

" ... make confession and give thanks to the Lord, the God of your fathers, and do His will."

 

"Separate yourselves from the peoples of the land ..."

 

 

 

 

NEHEMIAH 

 

1:8-9 (God's dispersing and gathering of Israel)

 

           "Remember earnestly what You commanded Your servant Moses: If you transgress and are unfaithful, I will scatter you abroad among the nations;

 

             But if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though your outcasts were in the farthest part of the heavens, yet will I gather them from there and will bring them to the place in which I have chosen to set My Name."

 

2 (anti-Semitism)

   (Guarding and restoring the gates of Jerusalem)

 

2:10 "When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite heard this, it distressed them exceedingly that a man had come to inquire for and require the good and prosperity of the Israelites."

 

3 (the walls and gates are repaired by those living by them)

    " ... everyone opposite his own house..."

   (Levites work on the walls and gates)

   (Israelite rulers/nobles worked on the walls and gates)

   (Countrymen worked on the walls and gates)

 

4 (anti-Semitism against rebuilding Jerusalem)

 

4:4 "And Nehemiah prayed - Hear, O our God, for we are despised.  Turn their taunts upon their own heads, and give them for a prey in a land of their captivity."  (*Irgun -Flogging for flogging:hanging for hanging/ LECHI - principle of reciprocity)

 

4:6 "So we built the wall, and all of it was joined together to half its height for the people had a heart and mind to work."

 

4:8 "And they all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem, to injure and cause confusion and failure in it."

 

4:11 "And our enemies said, They will not know or see till we come into their midst and kill them and stop the work."

 

4:13 "So I set armed men behind the wall in places where it was least protected; I even thus used the people as families with their swords, spears, and bows."

 

4:14 "Do not be afraid of the enemy; earnestly remember the Lord and imprint Him on your minds, great and terrible, and take from Him courage  to fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes."

 

(Reference: quote by Menachem Begin at battle of Jaffa)

 

(Reference: quote by Menachem Begin in THE REVOLT)

 

(Reference: quote by Zeev Ivianzky on "quality of LECHI members")

 

(Israel cannot stand without Judaic sovereignty)

 

(*Note the leadership encourages the people to defend Jerusalem)

 

4:16 "And from that time forth, half of my servants worked at the task, and the other half held the spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail; and the leaders stood behind all the house of Judah."

 

4:17 " ... everyone worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other hand."

 

4:18 "And every builder had his sword girded by his side, and so worked."

 

4:20 " ... our God will fight for us ...."

 

4:22 "At that time also I said to the people, Let everyone with his servant   lodge within Jerusalem, that at night they may be a guard to us and a laborer during the day."

 

4:23 " ... each kept his weapon in his hand ..." (*LECHI principle)

 

5 ("Usury" among the Jews)

   (Judaic justice)

   (Judaic order)

   (Leadership with the people)

   (Devotion to the work on the Temple and Jerusalem)

 

5:9 "... Should you not walk in the fear of our God to prevent the taunts and reproach of the nations, our enemies?"

 

5:16 "I also held fast to the work on this wall; and we bought no land.  And all my servants were gathered there for the work." (Leadership sets the example)

 

6 (Psychological warfare against Israel)

   (Nehemiah prayed for God's vengeance against enemies of Israel)

   (Focus on the work enabled it to be completed readily)

   (Allegiance of Jews to foreign rulers)

   (Power of God's shield over Israel)

 

6:11 "But I said, Should such a man as I flee?"

 

(*Reference: Yair's reply to Hagana offers of safety)

 

6:16 " ... all the nations around us feared and fell far in their own esteem, for they saw that this work was done by our God."

 

7 (command to appoint godly leaders)

 

7:3 "... Appoint guards from the people of Jerusalem, each to his watch on the wall and each opposite his own house."

 

8 (example by leadership)

   (Ezra read the Law of Moses before all the people assembled)

   (Ezra instructed the priests to explain the Law to the people)

   (Israel "celebrates" their covenant with God and His ordained festivals)

 

9 (God keeps His promises to Israel)

   (Recounting the history of Israel)

   (Slavery to foreign rule)

   (The Law of Moses is read aloud to all the people/confession/worship)

 

9:2 "And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers."

 

9:7 "You are the Lord, the God Who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldees and gave him the name Abraham."

 

9:31 "Yet in Your great mercies You did not utterly consume them of forsake them, for You are a gracious and merciful God."

 

             (Always a "remnant" will survive to restore Israel)

 

             (*The underground fighters were a "remnant" that restored Israel)

 

9:34-35 "Our kings, our princes, our priests, and our fathers have not kept Your law or hearkened to Your commandments and Your warnings and reproofs which You gave them. They did not serve You in their kingdom ..."

 

(*An Israel divorced from Judaic law, justice and tradition has never survived)

 

10:28-29 "(The leaders) and the rest of the people - the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, temple servants, and all they who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the Law of God, their wives, their sons, their daughters, all who had knowledge and understanding - Join now with their brethren, their nobles, and enter into a curse and an oath too walk in God's Law which was given to Moses the servant of God and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord our Lord and His ordinances and His statutes ..."

 

11 (Order to live in Jerusalem/leadership in Jerusalem)

 

"Now the leaders of the people dwelt at Jerusalem; the rest of the people also cast lots to bring one of ten to swell in Jerusalem, the holy city, while nine-tenths dwelt in other towns and villages. And the people blessed all the men who willingly offered to live in Jerusalem."

 

12 (Assignments to the Gates and order of services)

 

13 (Hebrew sovereignty in Israel)

(Cleansing of heathen practices in Israel)      

13:1-3 " ... no Ammonite or Moabite should ever come into the assembly of God, for they met not the Israelites with food and drink but hired Balaam to curse them; yet our God turned the curse into a blessing. When the Jews heard the law, they separated from Israel all who were of foreign descent."

13:7 "And (Nehemiah) came to Jerusalem ... discovered the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah in preparing him (an adversary) a chamber in the courts of the house of God! "

(Only Israeli Jews in Courts)

13:11,15,21,22,25,28,30,31 (The leader of Israel must enforce the Laws)

13:23-24 (One language: Hebrew)

 

 

 

 

l CHRONICLES

 

5 (God blesses/curses in war)

 

16:35,40 (David accounts victories to God)

 

29:17 (God tests men)

 

29:5 (lead by example)

 

 

 

2 CHRONICLES

 

7: 14 "If my people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves ... I will hear and heal their land."

7:16 ("this house ... My name ... forever)

7:19-20 ("but if you turn away ...")

 

12: 8  (bondage - to know the difference)

 

15: 2-4  "The Lord is with you while you are with Him ..."

 

16 (King Asa lost God's favor by disobedience)

16: 9 (*Lehi/IZL fulfilled God's commands for Israel)

16:9 (the eyes of the Lord)

 

17 (military readiness - leadership)

17:6 (Jehoshaphat did not tolerate idols in Israel)

 

18: 13 (Micaiah)

18:16 (today)

18:21 (*Ben-Gurion/Jewish Agency leadership)

18:27 (Micaiah spoke to the king and the people, laying his life down for truth)

18:30 (military principle of going after the leader, not masses)

 

19 (gatekeepers of the Temple and Holy City)

    (God's commands to the Judges of Israel)

 

20 (united Israel)(the Hebrew fighters)

 

21 (Israel must be in Hebrew sovereignty)

 

23 (godly order/Bible and sword together/entire command/weapons)

 

24 (with God - without God)

24:20 (forsake God and He will forsake you)

 

26:5 (the King's loyalty to God prospers the nation)

26 (Uzziah "builds" Judah: in defense, cities, farming, water)

    ("conscription" of tribes to military - Mosaic Law)

    ("brains" to build innovative weapons ... verse 15)

 

27:6 (King Jotham carefully followed God) 

 

28:19 (God punishes disobedience of Israel)

 

29:24 (Hezekiah's godly leadership of the nation)

 

32:20 (God covered King Hezekiah and Isaiah)

 

32:31 (God tested King Hezekiah)

 

32:7-8 (be brave: unwavering devotion of IZL/LECHI)

 

34:24-33 (King Josiah turned back to God)