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Different cultures have different conceptions of the human heart, what it is and what it does, and the biblical authors are no exception. In this video we’ll explore the ancient Hebrew words for “heart” as well as the different ideas of what our hearts represent. There is no biblical word that captures better the essence of human thought, feeling, and desire, than this rich and wonderful word.
For thousands of years, Jewish people have daily prayed the “Shema.” It’s a prayer that calls God’s people to respond to the divine love with faithfulness and devotion.
Explore the 4th part of a 6 part exploration from The Shema Series about the ancient biblical prayer called “The Shema”.
Lev – “Heart”
Punishment of Apostates
1 “If there arises among you a prophet or a adreamer of
CHAPTER 13 References
1 aNum. 12:6;
2 Thess. 2:9
2 aDeut. 18:22
3 aEx. 20:20;
Deut. 8:2, 16
4 aDeut. 10:12,
20; 2 Kin. 23:3
5 aDeut. 18:20;
bDeut. 17:5, 7;
1 Cor. 5:13
6 aDeut. 17:2
c1 Sam. 18:1,
3 1Whom you
8 aDeut. 7:16;
9 aLev. 24:14;
11 aDeut. 17:13
13 1Lit. Sons
dreams, band he gives you a sign or a wonder,
2 “and athe sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’
3 “you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God ais testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
4 “You shall awalk1 after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and bhold fast to Him.
5 “But athat prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has spoken in order to turn you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of bondage, to entice you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. bSo you shall 1put away the evil from your midst.
6 a“If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, bthe wife 1of your bosom, or your friend cwho is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers,
7 “of the gods of the people which are all around you, near to you or far off from you, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth,
8 “you shall anot 1consent to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him or conceal him;
9 “but you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to adeath, and afterward the hand of all the people.
10 “And you shall stone him with stones until he dies, because he sought to entice you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
11 “So all Israel shall hear and afear, and not again do such wickedness as this among you.
12 a“If you hear someone in one of your cities, which the LORD your God gives you to dwell in, saying,
13 1‘Corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of their city, saying, “Let us go and serve other gods” ’— which you have not known—
14 “then you shall inquire, search out, and ask diligently. And if it is indeed true and certain that such an 1abomination was committed among you,
15 “you shall surely strike the
inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it, all that is in it and its livestock— with the edge of the sword.
16 “And you shall gather all its plunder into the middle of the street, and 1completely aburn with fire the city and all its plunder, for the LORD your God. It shall be ba 2heap forever; it shall not be built again.
17 a“So none of the accursed things shall remain in your hand, that the LORD may bturn from the fierceness of His anger and show you mercy, have compassion on you and 1multiply you, just as He swore to your fathers,
18 “because you have listened to the voice of the LORD your God, ato keep all His commandments which I command you today, to do what is right in the eyes of the LORD your God.
1 “You are athe children of the LORD your God; byou shall not cut yourselves nor 1shave the front of your head for the dead.
2 a“For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
Clean and Unclean Meat
3 a“You shall not eat any 1detestable thing.
4 a“These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,
5 “the deer, the , the roe deer, the wild goat, the 1mountain goat, the , and the mountain sheep.
6 “And you may eat every animal with cloven hooves, having the hoof split into two parts, and that chews the cud, among the animals.
7 “Nevertheless, of those that chew the cud or have cloven hooves, you shall not eat, such as these: the camel, the , and the rock ; for they chew the cud but do not have cloven hooves; they are unclean for you.
8 “Also the swine is unclean for you, because it has cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud; you shall not eat their flesh aor touch their dead carcasses.
9 a“These you may eat of all that are in the waters: you may eat all that have fins and scales.
10 “And whatever does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.
11 “All clean birds you may eat.
12 a“But these you shall not eat: the eagle, the , the ,
13 “the red , the falcon, and the after their kinds;
16 aJosh. 6:24
bJosh. 8:28; Is.
17:1; 25:2; Jer.
49:2 1Or as a
mound or ruin
17 aJosh. 6:18
12:25, 28, 32
CHAPTER 14 References
1 a[Rom. 8:16;
Gal. 3:26] bLev. 19:28;
2 aLev. 20:26;
[Rom. 12:1] 3 aEzek. 4:14
4 aLev. 11:2–45
5 1Or addax
8 aLev. 11:26,
9 aLev. 11:9
12 aLev. 11:13
19 aLev. 11:20
21 aLev. 17:15;
22 aLev. 27:30;
Deut. 12:6, 17;
24 aDeut. 12:5,
26 aDeut. 12:7
27 aDeut. 12:12
14 “every raven after its kind;
15 “the , the short-eared owl, the sea gull, and the hawk after their kinds;
16 “the little owl, the screech owl, the white owl,
17 “the jackdaw, the carrion , the fisher owl,
18 “the , the heron after its kind, and the and the bat.
19 “Also aevery 1creeping thing that flies is unclean for you; bthey shall not be eaten.
20 “You may eat all clean birds.
21 a“You shall not eat anything that dies of itself; you may give it to the alien who is within your gates, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner; bfor you are a holy people to the LORD your God. cYou shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
22 a“You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year.
23 a“And you shall eat before the LORD your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of bthe firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.
24 “But if the journey is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, or aif the place where the LORD your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, when the LORD your God has blessed you,
25 “then you shall exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place which the LORD your God chooses.
26 “And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the LORD your God, and you shall arejoice, you and your household.
27 “You shall not 1forsake the aLevite who is within your gates, for he has no part nor inheritance with you.
28 a“At the end of every third year you shall bring out the btithe of your produce of that year and store it up within your gates.
29 “And the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are within your gates, may come and eat and be satisfied, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
Prayer for Safety from Enemies
To the Chief Musician. Set to 1“Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David awhen he fled from Saul into the cave.
1 BE merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; aAnd in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, bUntil these calamities have passed by.
2 I will cry out to God Most High, To God awho performs all things for me.
3 aHe shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who 1would me up. Selah God bshall send forth His mercy and His truth.
4 My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men Who are set on fire, aWhose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.
PSALM 57 References
title a1 Sam.
22:1 1Heb. Al
1 aRuth 2:12;
Ps. 17:8; 63:7
2 a[Ps. 138:8] 3 aPs. 144:5, 7
1snaps at or
hounds me, or
4 aProv. 30:14
5 aPs. 108:5
6 aPs. 9:15
7 aPs. 108:1–5
8 aPs. 16:9
9 aPs. 108:3
10 aPs. 103:11
11 aPs. 57:5
6 aThey have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They have dug a pit before me; Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah
7 aMy heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake,amy glory! Awake, and harp! I will awaken the dawn.
9 aI will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the 1nations.
10 aFor Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, And Your truth unto the clouds.
11 aBe exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
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