|"SHEMA YISROEL, ADONAI ELOHENU,
(Hear Israel, The L-RD Our G-D, The L-RD is ONE!")
|"Israel, do you remember when your faithfulness to Me was sought by the heathen nations? Your cry went out, 'Shema Yisroel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echad!' ('Hear Israel, The L-RD our G-D, The L-RD is One!'). You stood bold as a lion. And every place that your foot did tred, that did I give you. I gave you the territories that extend from the wilderness and this Lebanon as
far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun (Joshua 1:4). Your enemies that gathered around you both day and night were confounded, turned back, and ashamed. You were more than conqueror's through your Jehovah G-D. It was not because of your own strength nor because you were great in number, for you were the fewest of all people. But it was because the L-RD your G-D loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn unto your fathers. That is why the L-RD bought you out with a mighty and outstretched hand,
and had redeemed you out of the house of bondage. I watched over you with a jealous eye. I was your King, and you followed My voice. You trusted in My wisdom to direct your path. I was your Ishi (Husband) and you were My faithful wife. Only you've turned from Me and played the harlot, and began following after strangers instead. Nevertheless, I will remember My covenant with you as in the days of your youth.
"Oh My people, you who are called by My name, why have you turned your back on Me? Return unto Me and bring with you words. Come, and let Us reason together. Though your sins be red as scarlet; I will wash them and make them whiter than snow. Do not refuse Me! I change not, neither will I take My everlasting covenant from you. Even as the four seasons are perpetual,
so is My love for you. Come, My beloved, for I long once again to cover you with My skirt. Knock and the door will be
opened unto you. In the Kings chamber, the chamber of your heart, is where you will find Me. For I will give you an undivided heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh instead. I will gather you from all nations and bring you back from the countries where I had scattered you, and I will restore you back to the land of Israel. You shall be My people, and I will be your G-D Eternal. Thus saith the L-RD Elohim.
|" And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good
land and a large, Unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites; and the Hittites; and
the Amorites; and the Perizzites; and the Hivites; and the Jebusites" (Exodus 3:8).