“For there shall be spread before them the extents of Paradise, and there shall be shown to them the beauty of the majesty of the living creatures which are beneath the throne and all the armies of the angels who are now held fast by my word, lest they should appear, and are held fast by a command, that they may stand in their places till their advent comes.” BARUK SHENIY (2 BARUK) 51:11 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“’And ye shall read this cepher which we have sent unto you, to make confession in the house of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH, upon the feasts and solemn days.” BARUK RI’SHON (1 BARUK) 1:14 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“’It is good to keep close the secret of a king, but it is honourable to reveal the works of ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM. Do that which is good, and no evil shall touch you. ‘Prayer is good with fasting and alms and righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than much with unrighteousness. It is better to give alms than to lay up gold:” TOVIYAHU (TOBIT) 12:7-8 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“So ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM heard their prayers, and looked upon their afflictions: for the people fasted many days in all Ya’ohdah | Yahudah and Yerushalayim before the sanctuary of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH of Hosts | TSEVA’OTH.” YAHUDITH (JUDITH) 4:13 אתCepher Publishing Group.
“Thus says YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH of Hosts | TSEVA’OTH; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Ya’ohdah | Yahudah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the Truth and peace.” ZAKARYAHU (ZECHARIAH) 8:19 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“Then came the Word of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH of Hosts | TSEVA’OTH unto me, saying, Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me? And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not ye eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves? Should ye not hear את eth-the words which YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH has cried by the former prophets, when Yerushalayim was inhabited and in prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men inhabited the Negev and the plain? And the Word of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH came unto Zakaryahu, saying, Thus speaks YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH of Hosts | TSEVA’OTH, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to את eth-his brother: And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart. But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear את eth-the Torah, and את eth-the words which YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH of Hosts | TSEVA’OTH has sent in his RUACH by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH of Hosts | TSEVA’OTH. Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, says YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH of Hosts | TSEVA’OTH: But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate.” ZAKARYAHU (ZECHARIAH) 7:4-14 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“NOW the children of Yashar’el, that dwelt in Yahudah, heard all that Holofernes the chief captain of Nevukadne’tstsar king of Ashshur had done to the nations, and after what manner he had spoiled all their temples, and brought them to nought. ‘Therefore they were exceedingly afraid of him, and were troubled for Yerushalayim, and for the Temple of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH ELOHAYHEM: For they were newly returned from the captivity, and all the people of Yahudah were lately gathered together: and the vessels, and the altar, and the house, were sanctified after the profanation. ‘Therefore they sent into all the coasts of Shomeron, and the villages and to Beyt Choron, and Belmen, and Yeriycho, and to Choba, and Esora, and to the valley of Shalem: ‘And possessed themselves beforehand of all the tops of the high mountains, and fortified the villages that were in them, and laid up victuals for the provision of war: for their fields were of late reaped. ‘Also Yahuyaqiym the high priest, which was in those days in Yerushalayim, wrote to them that dwelt in Beyt Ulyah, and Betomesthayim, which is over against Yizre’el toward the open country, near to Dothaiym,“ YAHUDITH (JUDITH) 4:1-6 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“’Charging them to keep the passages of the hill country: for by them there was an entrance into Ya’ohdah | Yahudah, and it was easy to stop them that would come up, because the passage was straight, for two men at the most. ‘And the children of Ya’ohsharal | Yashar’el did as Yahuyaqiym the high priest had commanded them, with the ancients of all the people of Ya’ohsharal | Yashar’el, which dwelt at Yerushalayim. ‘Then every man of Yashar’el cried to ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM with great fervency, and with great vehemency did they humble their souls:” YAHUDITH (JUDITH) 4:7-9 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“Both they, and their women and their children, and their cattle, and every stranger and hireling, and their servants bought with money, put sackcloth upon their loins. Thus every man and women, and the little children, and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, fell before the Temple, and cast ashes upon their heads, and spread out their sackcloth before the face of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH: also they put sackcloth about the altar, And cried to the ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM of Ya’ohsharal | Yashar’el all with one consent earnestly, that he would not give their children for a prey, and their women for a spoil, and the cities of their inheritance to destruction, and the sanctuary to profanation and reproach, and for the nations to rejoice at. So ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM heard their prayers, and looked upon their afflictions: for the people fasted many days in all Ya’ohdah | Yahudah and Yerushalayim before the sanctuary of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH of Hosts | TSEVA’OTH. And Yahuyaqiym the high priest, and all the priests that stood before ADONAI | Master, and they which ministered unto ADONAI | Master, had their loins girt with sackcloth, and offered the daily burnt offerings, with the vows and free gifts of the people, And had ashes on their turbans, and cried unto ADONAI | Master with all their power, that he would look upon all the house of Ya’ohsharal | Yashar’el graciously.” YAHUDITH (JUDITH) 4:10-15 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“NOW at that time Yahudith heard thereof, which was the daughter of Merariy, the son of Ox, the son of Yoceph, the son of Uzal, the son of Elkyahu, the son of Chananyahu, the son of Gid’on, the son of Rapha’iym, the son of Achiytuv, the son of Eliyhu, the son of Eliy’av, the son of Nethan’el, the son of Sama’el, the son of Salasadal, the son of Yashar’el. And Menashsheh was her man, of her tribe and kindred, who died in the barley harvest. For as he stood overseeing them that bound sheaves in the field, the heat came upon his head, and he fell on his bed, and died in the city of Beyt Ulyah: and they buried him with his fathers in the field between Dothaiym and Balamo. ‘So Yahudith was a widow in her house three years and four months. ‘And she made her a tent upon the top of her house, and put on sackcloth upon her loins and ware her widow’s apparel. ‘And she fasted all the days of her widowhood, save the eves of the Shabbathoth, and the Shabbathoth, and the eves of the New Moons, and the New Moons and the feasts and solemn days of the house of Ya’ohsharal | Yashar’el. ‘She was also of a goodly countenance, and very beautiful to behold: and her man Menashsheh had left her gold, and silver, and menservants and maidservants, and cattle, and lands; and she remained upon them.” YAHUDITH (JUDITH) 8:1-7 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“’And there was none that gave her an ill word; and she feared ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM greatly. Now when she heard the evil words of the people against the governor, that they fainted for lack of water; for Yahudith had heard all the words that Uzziyahu had spoken unto them, and that he had sworn to deliver the city unto Ashshur after five days; Then she sent her waitingwoman, that had the government of all things that she had, to call Uzziyahu and Chabris and Charmis, the ancients of the city. And they came unto her, and she said unto them, Hear me now, O ye governors of the inhabitants of Beyt Ulyah: for your words that ye have spoken before the people this day are not right, touching this oath which ye made and pronounced between ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM and you, and have promised to deliver the city to our enemies, unless within these days YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH turn to help you. And now who are ye that have tempted ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM this day, and stand instead of ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM among the children of men? And now try YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH of Hosts | TSEVA’OTH, but ye shall never know anything.”YAHUDITH (JUDITH) 8:8-13 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“For ye cannot find the depth of the heart of man, neither can ye perceive the things that he thinks: then how can ye search out ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM, that has made all these things, and know his mind, or comprehend his purpose? Nay, my brethren, provoke not YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU to anger. For if he will not help us within these five days, he has power to defend us when he will, even every day, or to destroy us before our enemies. Do not bind the counsels of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU: for ELOHIYM is not as man, that he may be threatened; neither is he as the son of A’dam, that he should be wavering. Therefore let us wait for the yeshu`ah of him, and call upon him to help us, and he will hear our voice, if it please him. For there arose none in our age, neither is there any now in these days neither tribe, nor family, nor people, nor city among us, which worship elohiym made with hands, as has been aforetime. For the which cause our fathers were given to the sword, and for a spoil, and had a great fall before our enemies.” YAHUDITH (JUDITH) 8:14-19 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“But we know no other elohiym, therefore we trust that he will not dispise us, nor any of our nation. For if we be taken so, all Yahudah shall lie waste, and our sanctuary shall be spoiled; and he will require the profanation thereof at our mouth. And the slaughter of our brethren, and the captivity of the country, and the desolation of our inheritance, will he turn upon our heads among the other nations, wheresoever we shall be in bondage; and we shall be an offence and a reproach to all them that possess us. For our servitude shall not be directed to favour: but YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH| our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU shall turn it to dishonour. ‘Now therefore, O brethren, let us show an example to our brethren, because their hearts depend upon us, and the sanctuary, and the house, and the altar, rest upon us. Moreover let us give thanks to YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU, which tries us, even as he did our fathers.” YAHUDITH (JUDITH) 8:20-25 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“Remember what things he did to Avraham, and how he tried Yitschaq, and what happened to Ya`aqov in Aram Naharayim of Aram, when he kept the sheep of Lavan his mother’s brother. For he has not tried us in the fire, as he did them, for the examination of their hearts, neither has he taken vengeance on us: but YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH scourges them that come near unto him, to admonish them. Then said Uzziyahu to her, All that you have spoken have you spoken with a good heart, and there is none that may gainsay your words. For this is not the first day wherein your wisdom is manifested; but from the beginning of your days all the people have known your understanding, because the disposition of your heart is good. But the people were very thirsty, and compelled us to do unto them as we have spoken, and to bring an oath upon ourselves, which we will not break. Therefore now pray for us, because you are a righteous woman, and YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH will send us rain to fill our cisterns, and we shall faint no more.” YAHUDITH (JUDITH) 8:26-31 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“’Then said Yahudith unto them, Hear me, and I will do a thing, which shall go throughout all generations to the children of our nation. ‘Ye shall stand this night in the gate, and I will go forth with my waitingwoman: and within the days that ye have promised to deliver the city to our enemies YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH will visit Ya’ohsharal | Yashar’el by my hand. But enquire not ye of my act: for I will not declare it unto you, till the things be finished that I do. ‘Then said Uzziyahu and the princes unto her, Go in peace, and YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM be before you, to take vengeance on our enemies. So they returned from the tent, and went to their wards.” YAHUDITH (JUDITH) 8:32-36 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“THEN Toviyahu called his son Toviyahu, and said unto him, My son, see that the man have his wages, which went with you, and you must give him more. ‘And Toviyahu said unto him, O father, it is no harm to me to give him half of those things which I have brought: For he has brought me again to you in safety, and made whole my woman, and brought me the money, and likewise healed you. ‘Then the old man said, It is due unto him. ‘So he called the angel, and he said unto him, Take half of all that ye have brought and go away in safety. Then he took them both apart, and said unto them, Bless ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM, praise him, and magnify him, and praise him for the things which he has done unto you in the sight of all that live. It is good to praise ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM, and exalt his name, and honourably to show forth the works of ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM; therefore be not slack to praise him.” TOVIYAHU (TOBIT) 12:1-6 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“’It is good to keep close the secret of a king, but it is honourable to reveal the works of ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM. Do that which is good, and no evil shall touch you. ‘Prayer is good with fasting and alms and righteousness. A little with righteousness is better than much with unrighteousness. It is better to give alms than to lay up gold: For alms do deliver from death, and shall purge away all sin. Those that exercise alms and righteousness shall be filled with life: But they that sin are enemies to their own life. Surely I will keep close nothing from you. For I said, It was good to keep close the secret of a king, but that it was honourable to reveal the works of ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM. Now therefore, when you did pray, and Sarah your daughter in law, I did bring the remembrance of your prayers before the Holy One: and when you did bury the dead, I was with you likewise.” TOVIYAHU (TOBIT) 12:7-12 אתCepher Publishing Group.
“And when you did not delay to rise up, and leave your dinner, to go and cover the dead, your good deed was not hid from me: but I was with you. And now ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM has sent me to heal you and Sarah your daughter in law. I am Rapha’el, one of the seven holy angels, which present the prayers of the qodeshiym, and which go in and out before the glory of the Holy One. Then they were both troubled, and fell upon their faces: for they feared. But he said unto them, Fear not, for it shall go well with you; praise ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM therefore. For not of any favour of mine, but by the will of our ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM I came; wherefore praise him forever.” TOVIYAHU (TOBIT) 12:13-18 אתCepher Publishing Group.
“All these days I did appear unto you; but I did neither eat nor drink, but ye did see a vision. Now therefore give ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM thanks: for I go up to him that sent me; but write all things which are done in a cepher. And when they arose, they saw him no more. Then they confessed the great and wonderful works of ALA’AYM | ELOHIYM, and how the angel of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH had appeared unto them.” TOVIYAHU (TOBIT) 12:19-22 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“AND these are the words of the cepher, which Baruk the son of Neriyahu, the son of Ma`aseyahu, the son of Cedekyahu, the son of Acadyahu, the son of Qelkyahu, wrote in Babel, ‘In the fifth year, and in the seventh day of the month, what time as the Kasdiym took Yerushalayim, and burnt it with fire. ‘And Baruk did read the words of this cepher in the hearing of Yekonyahu the son of Yahuyaqiym king of Yahudah, and in the ears of all the people that came to hear the cepher, ‘And in the hearing of the nobles, and of the king’s sons, and in the hearing of the elders, and of all the people, from the lowest unto the highest, even of all them that dwelt at Babel by the river Cud. ‘Whereupon they wept, fasted, and prayed before YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH. ‘They made also a collection of money according to every man’s power:“. BARUK RI’SHON (1 BARUK) 1:1-6 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“’And they sent it to Yerushalayim unto Yoakiym the high priest, the son of Qelkyahu, the son of Shalom, and to the priests, and to all the people which were found with him at Yerushalayim, ‘At the same time when he received the vessels of the house of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH, that were carried out of the Temple, to return them into the land of Yahud, the tenth day of the month Ciyvan, namely, silver vessels, which Cedekyahu the son of Yo’shiyahu king of Yahudah had made, ‘After that Nevukadne’tstsar king of Babel had carried away Yekonyahu, and the princes, and the captives, and the mighty men, and the people of the land, from Yerushalayim, and brought them unto Babel. ‘And they said, Behold, we have sent you money to buy you burnt offerings, and sin offerings, and incense, and prepare ye manna, and offer upon the altar of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU;” BARUK RI’SHON (1 BARUK) 1:7-10 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“And pray for the life of Nevukadne’tstsar king of Babel, and for the life of Ba`alsha’tstsar his son, that their days may be upon earth as the days of heaven: And YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH will give us strength, and lighten our eyes, and we shall live under the shadow of Nevukadne’tstsar king of Babel, and under the shadow of Ba`alsha’tstsar his son, and we shall serve them many days, and find favour in their sight. ‘Pray for us also unto YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU, for we have sinned against YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU; and unto this day the fury of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH and his wrath is not turned from us. ‘And ye shall read this cepher which we have sent unto you, to make confession in the house of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH, upon the feasts and solemn days. ‘And ye shall say, To YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU belongs righteousness, but unto us the confusion of faces, as it is come to pass this day, unto them of Yahud, and to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, ‘And to our kings, and to our princes, and to our priests, and to our prophets, and to our fathers:” BARUK RI’SHON (1 BARUK) 1:11-16 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“’For we have sinned before YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH, ‘And disobeyed him, and have not hearkened unto the voice of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNUU, to walk in the commandments that he gave us openly: ‘Since the day that YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH brought our forefathers out of the land of Matsraym | Mitsrayim, unto this present day, we have been disobedient unto YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU, and we have been negligent in not hearing his voice. ‘Wherefore the evils cleaved unto us, and the curse, which YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH appointed by Mashah | Mosheh his servant at the time that he brought our fathers out of the land of Mitsrayim, to give us a land that flows with milk and honey, like as it is to see this day. ‘Nevertheless we have not hearkened unto the voice of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU, according unto all the words of the prophets, whom he sent unto us: ‘But every man followed the imagination of his own wicked heart, to serve strange elohiym, and to do evil in the sight of YA’OH | 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 | YAHUAH our ALA’AYM | ELOHAYNU.” BARUK RI’SHON (1 BARUK) 1:17-22 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“AND it shall come to pass, when that appointed day has gone by that then shall the aspect of those who are condemned be afterwards changed, and the glory of those who are justified. For the aspect of those who now act wickedly shall become worse than it is, as they shall suffer torment. Also as for the glory of those who have now been justified in my Thorah | Torah, who have had understanding in their life, and who have planted in their heart the root of wisdom, then their splendour shall be glorified in changes, and the form of their face shall be turned into the light of their beauty, that they may be able to acquire and receive the world which does not die, which is then promised to them. For over this above all shall those who come then lament that they rejected my Thorah | Torah and stopped their ears that they might not hear wisdom or receive understanding. When therefore they see those, over whom they are now exalted, but who shall then be exalted and glorified more than they, they shall respectively be transformed the latter into the splendour of angels, and the former shall yet more waste away in wonder at the visions and in the beholding of the forms. For they shall first behold and afterwards depart to be tormented.” BARUK SHENIY (2 BARUK) 51:1-6 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“But those who have been saved by their works and to whom the Thorah | Torah has been now a hope and understanding an expectation and wisdom a confidence shall wonders appear in their time. For they shall behold the world which is now invisible to them and they shall behold the time which is now hidden from them: And time shall no longer age them. For in the heights of that world shall they dwell and they shall be made like unto the angels and be made equal to the stars, and they shall be changed into every form they desire, from beauty into loveliness, and from light into the splendour of glory. For there shall be spread before them the extents of Paradise, and there shall be shown to them the beauty of the majesty of the living creatures which are beneath the throne and all the armies of the angels who are now held fast by my word, lest they should appear, and are held fast by a command, that they may stand in their places till their advent comes. Moreover, there shall then be excellency in the righteous surpassing that in the angels.” BARUK SHENIY (2 BARUK) 51:7-12 את Cepher Publishing Group.
“For the first shall receive the last, those whom they were expecting, and the last those of whom they used to hear that they had passed away. For they have been delivered from this world of tribulation and laid down the burden of anguish. For what then have men lost their life and for what have those who were on the earth exchanged their soul? For then they chose not for themselves this time which beyond the reach of anguish could not pass away: but they chose for themselves that time whose issues are full of lamentations and evils; and they denied the world which ages not those who come to it; and they rejected the time of glory so that they shall not come to the honour of which I told you before.” BARUK SHENIY (2 BARUK) 51:13-16 את Cepher Publishing Group.