References for Part 1

A loving God

                                              Gene. 19:15, 16                                           

וּכְמוֹ הַשַּׁחַר עָלָה וַיָּאִיצוּ הַמַּלְאָכִים בְּלוֹט לֵאמֹר קוּם קַח אֶת אִשְׁתְּךָ וְאֶת שְׁתֵּי בְנֹתֶיךָ

הַנִּמְצָאֹת פֶּן תִּסָּפֶה בַּעֲוֹן הָעִיר

Gene. 19:15   And when the dawn came up, then the angels urged Lot saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters that are here lest you be swept away in the iniquity of the city.”

וַיַּנִּחֻהוּ מִחוּץ לָעִיר וַיִּתְמַהְמָה וַיַּחֲזִיקוּ הָאֲנָשִׁים בְּיָדוֹ וּבְיַד אִשְׁתּוֹ וּבְיַד שְׁתֵּי בְנֹתָיו בְּחֶמְלַת יְהוָה עָלָיו וַיֹּצִאֻהוּ

Gene. 19:16.   But he lingered, so the men laid hold on his hand and on the hand of his wife and on the hand of his two daughters because of the compassion of the Lord for him, and they brought him out and they set him outside of the city.

 

                                                    Gene. 49:25                                             

וָרָחַם מֵאֵל אָבִיךָ וְיַעְזְרֶךָּ וְאֵת שַׁדַּי וִיבָרְךֶךָּ בִּרְכֹת שָׁמַיִם מֵעָל בִּרְכֹת תְּהֹום רֹבֶצֶת תָּחַת בִּרְכֹת שָׁדַיִם

Gene. 49:25   by the God of your father, as He helped you, the Almighty, and He blessed you blessings of heaven above, blessings of the crouching deep beneath, bosom blessings, and compassion.”

 

                                                    Exod. 15:13                                             

נָחִיתָ בְחַסְדְּךָ עַם־זוּ גָּאָלְתָּ נֵהַלְתָּ בְעָזְּךָ אֶל־נְוֵה קָדְשֶׁךָ

Exod. 15:13   “You lead with Your loving kindness this people You have redeemed.  You guide with Your might to the habitation of Your holiness.”

 

                                                    Exod. 33:19                                             

אֶת־אֲשֶׁר אֲרַחֵם וַיֹּאמֶר אֲנִי אַעֲבִיר כָּל־טוּבִי עַל־פָּנֶיךָ וְקָרָאתִי בְשֵׁם יְהוָה לְפָנֶיךָ וְחַנֹּתִי אֶת־אֲשֶׁר אָחֹן וְרִחַמְתִּי

Exod. 33:19   And He said, “I will make all My goodness to pass across your face and will proclaim in the name of the Lord before you, that I will favor whom I will favor, and I will love whom I will love.”

 

                                                     Exod. 34:6                                              

וַיַּעֲבֹר יְהוָה עַל־פָּנָיו וַיִּקְרָא יְהוָה יְהוָה אֵל רַחוּם וְחַנּוּן אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם וְרַב־חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶת

Exod. 34:6   And the Lord passed by over his face, and he proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, patient of anger, and abounding in kindness and truth,

 

                                                     Deut. 4:37                                              

וְתַחַת כִּי אָהַב אֶת־אֲבֹתֶיךָ וַיִּבְחַר בְּזַרְעֹו אַחֲרָיו וַיֹּוצִאֲךָ בְּפָנָיו בְּכֹחֹו הַגָּדֹל מִמִּצְרָיִם

Deut. 4:37   “Then whereas, because He loved your fathers, so He chose his seed after him, and brought you out in His presence, with His great power, from Egypt,

 

                                                    Deut. 7:8, 9                                            

כִּי מֵאַהֲבַת יְהוָה אֶתְכֶם וּמִשָּׁמְרֹו אֶת־הַשְּׁבֻעָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֵיכֶם הֹוצִיא יְהוָה אֶתְכֶם בְּיָד

חֲזָקָה וַיִּפְדְּךָ מִבֵּית עֲבָדִים מִיַּד פַּרְעֹה מֶלֶךְ־מִצְרָיִם

Deut. 7:8   but because of the Lord loving you and because of His keeping the oath that He swore to your fathers, did the Lord bring you forth with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharoah, king of Egypt.”

לְאֶלֶף דֹּור וְיָדַעְתָּ כִּי־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים הָאֵל הַנֶּאֱמָן שֹׁמֵר הַבְּרִית וְהַחֶסֶד לְאֹהֲבָיו וּלְשֹׁמְרֵי מִצְוֹתֹו

Deut. 7:9   “So know that the Lord, your God, it is He Who is God, the faithful God, keeping the covenant, and being merciful to those who love Him and to the keepers of His commandment to the thousandth generation,

 

                                                     Deut. 7:13                                              

וַאֲהֵבְךָ וּבֵרַךְךָ וְהִרְבֶּךָ וּבֵרַךְ פְּרִי־בִטְנְךָ וּפְרִי־אַדְמָתֶךָ דְּגָנְךָ וְתִירֹשְׁךָ וְיִצְהָרֶךָ שְׁגַר־אֲלָפֶיךָ וְעַשְׁתְּרֹת

צֹאנֶךָ עַל הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר־נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לָתֶת לָךְ

Deut. 7:13   and He will love you and bless you and will make you multiply, and the fruit of your womb will be blessed and the fruit of your land, your corn and your wine and your oil, the young of your oxen and the increase of your sheep, on the land that He swore to your fathers to give to you.”

 

                                                    Deut. 10:15                                             

רַק בַּאֲבֹתֶיךָ חָשַׁק יְהוָה לְאַהֲבָה אֹותָם וַיִּבְחַר בְּזַרְעָם אַחֲרֵיהֶם בָּכֶם מִכָּל־הָעַמִּים כַּיֹּום הַזֶּה

Deut. 10:15   “Only in your fathers did the Lord have a delight to love them, and He chose their seed after them, you, out of all the peoples, as it is this day.”

 

                                                    Deut. 13:18                                             

וְלֹא־יִדְבַּק בְּיָדְךָ מְאוּמָה מִן־הַחֵרֶם לְמַעַן יָשׁוּב יְהוָה מֵחֲרֹון אַפֹּו וְנָתַן־לְךָ רַחֲמִים וְרִחַמְךָ

וְהִרְבֶּךָ כַּאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ

Deut. 3:18   “And none of the devoted things shall be kept in your hand, so that the Lord may turn from the fierceness of His anger and show mercy to you and have compassion on you and cause you to increase, as He has sworn to your fathers,

 

                                                     Deut. 23:6                                              

וְלֹא־אָבָה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לִשְׁמֹעַ אֶל־בִּלְעָם וַיַּהֲפֹךְ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְּךָ אֶת־הַקְּלָלָה לִבְרָכָה כִּי אֲהֵבְךָ

יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ

Deut. 23:6   “But the Lord, your God, did not consent to listen to Balaam, but the Lord, your God, turned the curse to a blessing for you, because the Lord, your God, loves you.”

 

                                                   Deut. 30:1-3                                            

וְהָיָה כִי־יָבֹאוּ עָלֶיךָ כָּל־הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה הַבְּרָכָה וְהַקְּלָלָה אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ וַהֲשֵׁבֹתָ אֶל־לְבָבֶךָ

בְּכָל־הַגֹּויִם אֲשֶׁר הִדִּיחֲךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ שָׁמָּה

Deut. 30:1   “And it shall come to pass, when all these things will have come upon you, the blessing and the curse that I have set before you, and you shall have a change of heart in all the nations where the Lord, your God, had driven you,

וּבְכָל־נַפְשֶׁךָ וְשַׁבְתָּ עַד־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ וְשָׁמַעְתָּ בְקֹלֹו כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר־אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ הַיֹּום אַתָּה וּבָנֶיךָ בְּכָל־לְבָבְךָ

 

Deut. 30:2   and you will turn again up to the Lord, your God, and listen to His voice according to all that I am commanding you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul,

וְשָׁב יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֶת־שְׁבוּתְךָ וְרִחֲמֶךָ וְשָׁב וְקִבֶּצְךָ מִכָּל־הָעַמִּים אֲשֶׁר הֱפִיצְךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ שָׁמָּה

Deut. 30:3   that the Lord, your God, will reverse your captivity and have compassion for you, and return and gather you from all the peoples where the Lord, your God, had scattered you.”

 

                                                    Deut. 33:12                                             

לְבִנְיָמִן אָמַר יְדִיד יְהֹוָה יִשְׁכֹּן לָבֶטַח עָלָיו חֹףֵף עָלָיו כָּל־הַיֹּום וּבֵין כְּתֵיפָיו שָׁכֵן

Deut. 33:12   For Benjamin he said, “He is beloved of the Lord; He shall abide for safety over him,

a protection over him all the time, to dwell in His arms.”

 

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