The Prophet Mosheh’s message for Israel in this chapter is so important. There are so many topics touched on in this study. He lets Israel know he will not take them into the promise land. Yet YAHWEH would go before them and Yehoshua (Yahshua) would be their leader. We also see in this study that all the words of the TORAH were written and given to the tribe of Levi and the Elders of Israel. That it will take great strength and courage to inherit the promise land. That all Israel would keep the Feat of Sukkot, and in the 7th year , all would hear the complete Torah. That Israel would fall away from YAHWEH and His Covenant and be exiled and more…. there is so much to learn for Israel being gathered today in this chapter. May these words strengthen all who hear, learn, and fear YAHWEH!
חִזְקוּ וְאִמְצוּ, אַל-תִּירְאוּ וְאַל-תַּעַרְצוּ מִפְּנֵיהֶם: כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, הוּא הַהֹלֵךְ עִמָּךְ–לֹא יַרְפְּךָ, וְלֹא יַעַזְבֶךָּ.
Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them; for YAHWEH thy ELOHIM, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (Devarim31:6)
Hebrew words and definitions for this study (the numbers are for the verse):
3. ( עֹבֵר) OVAYR : Crossing or passing over or through
( יְהוֹשֻׁעַ) Yehoshua or Yahshua: YAHWEH saves, YAHWEH is Salvation, YAH delivers
6. ( חזק) chazaq (CHAW-ZAQ): be or grow firm, strong, to strengthen
( אמץ) amaitz (AW-MAYTZ) : be stout, strong, bold , alert
( ירא) yaray (YAW-RAY): fear, awe, reverence, honor
( ערץ) aratz (AW-RATZ): cause to tremble, tremble (in terror or awe)
( רפּה) raphah (RAW-PHAWH): to sink, relax, sink down, decline, abandon, fail, (loose energy, drop down hands)
( עזב) azav (AW-ZAV): leave, forsake, loose
7. ( נחל) nachal (NAW-CHAL): to get or take possession, (fig.) to have or get as a possession
( חתת) chatat (CHAW-TAT) be shattered, dismayed, or broken (Jeremiah 30:10)
10. ( שׁמטה) shemitah: a letting drop, of exactions or debt
( חג) Chag : feast, celebrate ( חגג) Chagag: make pilgrimage, keep pilgrimage feast
12. ( שׁמע) shema: to hear, listen, yeild to, obey
( למד) lamad : exercise in, learn, accustomed to, trained, taught, teach, taught at a disciple
( שׁמר) Shamar : observe, keep, watch, preserve, guard
16. ( הפר) Hayphayr from the word ( פרר) Phawrar : to break, shatter, make ineffectual, violate.
17. ( סתר) Sawtar: to hide or conceal