Exodus 31:17
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17  it shall be a sign for all time between Me and the people of Yisrael. For in six days Hashem made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He ceased from work and was refreshed.

bay-NEE u-VAYN b’-NAY yis-ra-AYL OT HEE l’-o-LAM kee SHAY-shet ya-MEEM a-SAH a-do-NAI et ha-sha-MA-yim v’-ET ha-A-retz u-va-YOM ha-sh’-vee-EE sha-VAT va-yi-na-FASH

יז  בֵּינִי וּבֵין בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אוֹת הִוא לְעֹלָם כִּי־שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים עָשָׂה יְהֹוָה אֶת־הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת־הָאָרֶץ וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי שָׁבַת וַיִּנָּפַשׁ׃

 31:17   It shall be a sign for all time between Me and the people of Yisrael

A Yemenite family around the Shabbat table, Israel 1947

The Shabbat (שבת), ‘Sabbath,’ is designated as a sign between Hashem and the Children of Israel that Hashem created the world, and resting from work on Shabbat is the sign that the Jewish Nation recognizes God as the Creator. Each week, Jews reaffirm their submission to Hashem by sanctifying the Shabbat, and they recite this verse during the Shabbat prayers. Though the observance of Shabbat was commanded to the Children of Israel, the message of Shabbat, that God created the universe and everything in it, is a universal one.

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  • We use an oil, Lily of the Valley and another one in the church for anointing for healing.
    Shira – I read somewhere about the Horns on the altar that they are a place of refuge, is this so? There is mention of the Horns in this chapter.

  • Not only is this an important verse for Jews and Christians the previous verses on anointing oil and incense is a must study. How many time do you see in books stores bottles of anointing oil and incense which claim to be from biblical recipes. May we study the Word and praise The Lord for His instructions.


Exodus 31:17

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