Psalm 25:4 Shew me Thy ways, O Yahweh; teach me Thy paths.
25:5 Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day.
In the 6th chapter of Matthew and the 11th chapter of Luke, Jesus taught us to pray:--“In this manner pray ye---Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE, IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.” There is no doubt that this passage and this prayer which it is a part of, was the addressing of a people to their father. Jesus made it clear that when we pray this way, “OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME.” This is not a Universal prayer. It is not a prayer for the other races. This is a prayer for the children of God’s Kingdom.
Adam was the first of our race with the Spirit (DNA) of Yahweh breathed into him. Adam is the father of the white race, as the definition of Adam clearly describes. Adam comes from adam (awdawm), meaning ruddy, rosy, able to blush, to show blood in the face.
Adam was born from above, meaning he was the first of our people to be planted in the earth to bring forth the family of Yahweh God. The scriptures are clear and descriptive about this genealogy and goes to great lengths in stating according to the flesh.
From Adam to Abraham and Isaac we are again narrowed down to a chosen line of people. Since Abraham dedicated Isaac to Yahweh on the altar, Isaac became Yahweh's anointed. This is also symbolic of Christ. Isaac begat Esau and Jacob.
Jacob and his descendants (that's us) are 'the called' seed. Genesis 21:12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad (Ishmael), and because of thy bondwoman (Hagar); in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. Yahweh's chosen are none other than this seedline.
Israelites, we have been chosen to be the light of the society and our race. It is our duty to uphold Yahweh's Ways and laws. The city on the hill.
Esau and his descendants, along with Cain and his descendants, are the Jews. The Jews are not Israel and they are the literal seed of the Devil. They are impostors and have stolen our identity, and the world has been deceived by them, just as scripture tells us.
In the same prayer from Luke, Yahshua Messiah tells us...When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. (and from Matthew) For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Presenting this prayer, Christ is talking about sin and forgiveness. The trials which He tells us to ask God for relief from must therefore be the trials related to sin, whether those trials which lead the weaker among us into sin, or those trials which are a direct result of our sin. We ask our father in our necessity, and He shall provide for us.
Bertrand Comparet did a sermon on To Whom should we pray?
We have been taught by the “churches” to pray to God the Father. That prayer from Matthew 6 and Luke 11 has to do with sin and forgiveness. The apostles learned this prayer before Christ died. After Christ died, the priesthood expired and He became our high priest and mediator. The “churches” also tell us to pray in Jesus name. So we open our prayer to God and close it in Jesus name. People fail to realize that Christ is our mediator. That means He is the one that we must come to, and He is our intercessor to the Father.
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank Thee, O Father, Sovereign of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in Thy sight.
11:27 All things have been handed over to Me by My Father: and no man knoweth the Son if not the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father if not the Son, and to whom the Son may wish to reveal Him.
When Christ raised Lazarus, He prayed to the Father.
John 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast heard Me.
11:42 And I knew that Thou hearest Me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that Thou hast sent Me.
In other words, in praying to the Father, He did it for the benefit of His people.
To those capable of understanding, He had to start with the thin end of a wedge. Yahshua the Messiah was God the Father Himself. Even His disciples had to be educated because they were brought up with the false doctrine of the Jews who had infiltrated the priesthood by the time of Christ. If He told the people that He were God Himself, they would have denied Him and gone home. The Jews were expecting the Messiah because of the OT prophecies, but the first advent prophecies did not promise any loot, so the Jews were not interested in that. And since He didn't appear as a conqueror and head of an army, they did not accept Him.
That the people were awaiting a Messiah is clear in John.
John 1:19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
1:20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
That prophet is a reference to Christ.
Deuteronomy 18:15 Yahweh thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto Me; unto Him ye shall hearken;
The Jews were always asking Him for a sign.
Matthew 11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
11:3 And said unto Him, Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another?
11:4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
The true Israelites knew that from the OT, especially Isaiah, who was going to do these things.
The Jews are not Israel, they are of Cain and of Esau. So of course they would not believe, understand or accept Him.
John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:
10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.
10:29 My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand.
10:30 I and My Father are one.
10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from My Father; for which of those works do ye stone Me?
10:33 The Jews answered Him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that Thou, being a man, makest Thyself God.
We know that Yahweh the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are One.
Yahweh had to come in a mortal body to die on the cross for us.
Does it matter whom we pray to?
We know that the scriptures do not tell us to pray to the Holy Spirit.
We know that Yahweh the Father is the lawgiver. The God of Justice. He gave the law to Moses. He said if you want to live, obey them, because the penalty for disobedience is death. If we approach Him, yes He is ready to give us justice, but justice is the last thing we want. We are going to be thoroughly out of luck if we get justice. When we approach Yahweh the Father in prayer, our sins stand between Him and us, condemning us. Therefore, Yahshua Messiah told us of another way.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him (Thomas), I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.
We don't come to the Father successfully in His character as Yahweh the Lawgiver, the God of Justice, we can only approach Him in His character as Yahshua Messiah who sacrificed His life on the cross to pay the penalty of your sins so that they no longer stand against you.
Did Christ authorize us to pray to Him?
John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they (the scriptures) are they which testify of Me.
5:40 And ye (scribes and Pharisees) will not come to Me, that ye might have life.
John 6:37 All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.
John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them (Pharisees) again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
10:8 All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
10:9 I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved (preserved), and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.
10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine.
John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name (Yahshua), that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it.
Asking in My name makes more sense as “If ye ask anything of Me”.
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.
John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it you.
16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in My name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
16:25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
16:26 At that day ye shall ask in My name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
So it is quite evident that we should pray and ask of Yahshua our Anointed Messiah and He will pray and ask the Father for us.
This paper is an examination of Prayer.
There are many types of Prayer. There are prayers of blessings and curses, prayers of incitement and action, of requests and wishes, and of goodwill and thanks.
It is important that our prayer have salt (flavor), sincerity and meaning.
Christ tells us...
Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Christ takes a stab at the Jews who display this hypocrisy at the 'wailing wall' (which is a section of Herod's temple, not The Temple).
6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
In 1 Samuel chapter 1, we see that Anna's prayer was answered when her lips moved, but she spoke it not, having prayed in her heart. Likewise, the prophet Daniel prayed alone in his room, and it was not necessarily his intention that he be seen through his window by his enemies, as it is related in Daniel chapter 6. Daniel and Anna, while seen by others, were both praying privately. The apostles often prayed together, but they prayed privately, and not to make a show in front of others. Christians who insist on public prayer, or that others must pray with them, are simply looking for a crutch. They want others to see how “pious” they are, that they may justify themselves.
6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
This is a direct rebuke of what we see in Roman Catholicism, where for so-called “penance” one is instructed to repeat the same prayer any number of times, or where beads bearing idols are used to do the same.
And not to forget fools speaking in “tongue”.
6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him.
Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Christ was talking to the scribes and Pharisees, which in that day were Jews! Infiltrators.
Christ Yahshua Messiah is our example. He came and displayed the model we are to follow.
When He prayed He prayed alone.
Matthew 14:23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, He was there alone.
Matthew 26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
Matthew 26:39 And He went a little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt.
Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
Mark 6:46 And when He had sent them away, He departed into a mountain to pray.
Luke 5:16 And He withdrew Himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
Luke 9:18 And it came to pass, as He was alone praying, His disciples were with Him: and He asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
Luke 22:41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
Acts 10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:
Matthew 6:16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
6:18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Verses 16-18, again, we see that outward displays of piety are scorned.
We are not advocating that group prayers or prayers at events are wrong, they can be done in a humble but effective way. But they are not meant for others to see how pious you are.
It is also evident that when we pray, we must first repent of our own sins and also forgive others of their sins against you.
Mark 11:25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
As Sons of God...Romans 8:19 For the earnest anticipation the creation awaits for the revelation of the sons of Yahweh....we true Israelite Christians have the Godly power to pray blessings and/or curses. Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curseth you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Imprecatory Prayers of the type David and others prayed are curses upon Yahweh's enemies. The enemies of Yahweh are the enemies of His people. We are to bless our kinsmen enemies, because they are our brethren and have a chance to repent and turn back to Yahweh. Nowhere does Yahweh tell us to bless our enemies outside our race.
Let's examine Imprecatory Prayer.
Precate: To impose upon
Ratamantheim: Grk. Strictly and uncompromisingly just.
Prayer to Yahweh to deal with our enemy as He deems fit.
IM'PRECATORY, a. Containing a prayer for evil to befall a person.
If we all came from Adam, (all the races)(as the “churches” teach), then imprecatory prayer contradicts Yahweh's word. Because imprecatory prayer is not to be used against your own kinsmen. If you curse someone (with imprecatory prayer), who are you going to curse? The cursed seed of Cain and Esau.
This proves 2 seedline.
We are to love enemies of our own race. We are to forgive enemies of our own race.
His Word teaches us to dare not bless those who hate Him.
2Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest you help the ungodly, and love them that hate Yahweh? therefore is wrath upon you from before Yahweh.
And those that hate Him often disguise their hate.
Proverbs 26:24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
26:25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
26:26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
We know from His Word that blessings can be obtained through disguise and deception.
Genesis 27:11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
27:12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
So through Yahweh and the Holy Spirit, we filter our prayers, for we do not always know how to pray, and thus need His help.
Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
For we don't always discern the wolves in sheep's clothing, or the false brethren, or the tares from the wheat.
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed (wheat) are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Imprecatory prayer is for our enemies (the Jews and other races that come against us).
Psalm 109:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hold not Your peace, O God of my praise;
109:2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
109:3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.
Hebrew: 4 Instead of love they are my accusers: but I pray.
109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
Hebrew: 5 They have put evil upon me instead of good, and hatred instead of love.
109:6 Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
Satan also refers to accuser. Satan's children are false accusers. The descendants of Cain and Esau. These would be the Jews.
109:7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
109:8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
109:9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the land.
13 And Cain said unto Yahweh, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the land; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the land;
109:11 Let the extortioner (creditor) catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
109:12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
109:14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Yahweh; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
109:15 Let them be before Yahweh continually, that He may cut off the memory of them from the earth (land).
109:16 Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
109:17 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
109:18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
109:19 Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
109:20 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries (accusers) from Yahweh, and of them that speak evil against my soul (life).
109:21 But do You for me, O GOD Yahweh, for Your name's sake: because Your mercy is good, deliver You me.
109:22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down (shaken off) as the locust.
109:24 My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.
109:25 I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.
109:26 Help me, O YAHWEH my God: O save me according to Your mercy:
109:27 That they may know that this is Your hand; that You, YAHWEH, hast done it.
109:28 Let them curse, but bless You (but You will bless): when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let Your servant rejoice.
109:29 Let mine adversaries (accusers) be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion (disgrace), as with a mantle.
109:30 I will greatly praise Yahweh with my mouth; yea, I will praise Him among the multitude.
109:31 For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
This entire Psalm is one major curse on David's enemies.
The “churches” teach that you should love your enemies and that you should love the sinner and hate the sin. These are NOT scriptural teachings.
We are to love the enemies of our own race, but cast them out if they do not repent and conform to Yahweh's Ways.
David clearly hates and curses his enemies of the cursed seed. Yahweh declares He will destroy and erase them in Obadiah and throughout the scriptures.
Psalm 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
92:8 But You, YAHWEH, art most high (exalted) for evermore.
92:9 For, lo, Your (hated) enemies, O YAHWEH, for, lo, Your (hated) enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
Psalm 5:1 To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth (Flutes), A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O YAHWEH, consider my meditation (complaint).
Hagiyg means complaint or murmuring.
5:2 Hearken (Hear and respond) unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto You will I pray.
5:3 My voice shalt You hear in the morning, O YAHWEH; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto You, and will look up.
5:4 For You art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with You.
5:5 The foolish (boastful) shall not stand in Your sight: You hatest all workers of iniquity.
5:6 You shalt destroy them that speak leasing (falsehood): Yahweh will abhor the bloody (bloodthirsty) and deceitful man.
5:7 But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude (abundance) of Your mercy: and in Your fear (in reverence) will I worship (prostrate myself) toward Your holy temple.
5:8 Lead me, O YAHWEH, in Your righteousness because of mine enemies; make Your way straight before my face.
5:9 For there is no faithfulness (sincerity) in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness (destruction); their throat is an open sepulchre (grave); they flatter with their tongue.
Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
5:10 Destroy (Punish) You them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels (devices); cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against You.
5:11 But let all those that put their trust in You (flee to You for protection) rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because You defendest (protect) them: let them also that love Your name be joyful (exult) in You.
5:12 For You, YAHWEH, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt You compass him as with a shield.
Psalm 10:1 Why standest You afar off, O YAHWEH? why hidest You Yourself in times of trouble?
10:2 The wicked in his pride (arrogance) doth persecute (pursue) the poor: let them be taken (captured) in the devices (schemes) that they have imagined (devised).
10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom Yahweh abhorreth.
10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts (God is not in all his plans).
10:5 His ways are always grievous; Your judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth (snorts) at them.
10:6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity (evil circumstances).
10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud (oppression): under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
Romans 3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
10:8 He sitteth in the lurking (hiding) places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily (secretly) set against the poor (helpless).
10:9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
10:10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself (bows down), that the poor (helpless) may fall by his strong ones.
10:11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: He hideth His face; He will never see it.
10:12 Arise, O YAHWEH; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn (scorn) God? he hath said in his heart, You wilt not require it.
The Hebrew has blood where the KJV decided to put it.
10:14 You hast seen it; for You beholdest mischief and spite (provocation), to requite it with Your hand: the poor (helpless) committeth himself unto You; You art the helper of the fatherless.
Committeth should read abandons. The helpless abandons himself to You (meaning Yahweh).
10:15 Break You the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till You find none.
10:16 Yahweh is King for ever and ever: the heathen (nations) are perished out of His land.
10:17 YAHWEH, You hast heard the desire of the humble: You wilt prepare their heart, You wilt cause thine ear to hear (listen carefully):
10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man (mortals) of the earth (land) may no more oppress (strike with dread).
Psalm 17:1 A Prayer of David. Hear the right (a just cause), O YAHWEH, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned (deceitful) lips.
17:2 Let my sentence come forth from Your presence; let Your eyes behold the things that are equal (justly).
17:3 You hast proved mine heart; You hast visited me in the night; You hast tried (tested) me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
17:4 Concerning the works of men (Adam), by the word of Your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
Hebrew ends as “...I have kept from the ways of the violent.”
17:5 Hold up my goings (steps) in Your paths, that my footsteps slip not.
17:6 I have called upon You, for You wilt hear (answer) me, O God: incline Your ear unto me, and hear my speech.
17:7 Shew Your marvellous lovingkindness, O You that savest by Your right hand them which put their trust (take refuge) in You from those that rise up against them.
17:8 Keep (Watch over) me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly (hated) enemies, who compass me about.
17:10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
Their own fat is figuratively their prosperity. Speak proudly is figuratively boast in their arrogance.
17:11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down (stretching out) to the earth (on the land);
17:12 Like as a lion that is greedy of (longs to tear) his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places (in ambush).
17:13 Arise, O YAHWEH, disappoint (confront) him (by Your presence), cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is Your sword:
17:14 From men which are Your hand, O YAHWEH, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly You fillest with Your hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
17:15 As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Your likeness.
The apple of the eye is both pupil and daughter in Hebrew. Both were precious and were to be protected. In verse 5 David asks for Yahweh to guide him in the righteous path of life, and to keep him from backsliding. This ties with verses 9 and 10, where he is surrounded by enemies waiting for a sign of unrighteousness on David's part. They were ready to make their accusations, and were sure in their own arrogance and prosperity. They were ready to tear him like a young lion stretched out watching for weakness with their eyes set on David. Verse 13 refers to them as Yahweh's sword, as Yahweh sometimes uses the wicked to punish transgressions by His chosen ones. Verse 14 refers to men that only have this life's rewards, and nothing coming in the afterlife, and David says when he awakes (from death) he will be satisfied to be in Yahweh's presence.
Psalm 35:1 A Psalm of David. Plead(Contend) my cause, O YAHWEH, with them that strive (contend) with me: fight (make war) against them that fight (make war) against me.
35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.
35:3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am your salvation.
35:4 Let them be confounded (disgraced) and put to shame that seek after my soul (life): let them be turned back and brought to confusion (humiliated) that devise my hurt.
35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of Yahweh chase them.
35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of Yahweh persecute (pursue) them.
35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul (life).
35:8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.
35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in Yahweh: it shall rejoice in His salvation.
35:10 All my bones shall say, YAHWEH, who is like unto You, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?
35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
Hebrew: 11 Unjust witnesses arose, and asked me (inquired) of things I knew not.
35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling (bereavement) of my soul.
35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
35:14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily (with sadness), as one that mourneth for his mother.
35:15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects (smiters) gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
Smite with words. Tore with words, a sustained verbal attack.
35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.
Hebrew: “With impious mockery they gnashed upon me with their teeth.”
35:17 Yahweh, how long wilt You look on? rescue (restore) my soul from their destructions (ravages), my darling (my precious life) from the lions.
35:18 I will give You thanks in the great congregation: I will praise You among much people.
35:19 Let not them that are mine (hated) enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
John 15:25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated Me without a cause.
The hated enemies of Christ would be the Canaanite and Edomite Jews.
35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.
35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.
35:22 This You hast seen, O YAHWEH: keep not silence: O Yahweh, be not far from me.
35:23 Stir up Yourself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Elohiym.
35:24 Judge me, O YAHWEH my God, according to Your righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.
35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
35:26 Let them be ashamed (put to shame) and brought to confusion (disgraced) together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.
35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let Yahweh be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.
35:28 And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness and of Your praise all the day long.
Psalm 58:1 To the chief Musician, Altaschith (Please do not destroy), Michtam (Poem) of David. Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation (mighty ones)? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men (Adam)?
In the context, mighty ones is correct, as the reference is to the people of power (judges).
58:2 Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth (land).
58:3 The wicked are estranged (wayward) from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
58:5 Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
58:6 Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O YAHWEH.
58:7 Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when He bendeth His bow to shoot His arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.
58:8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
58:9 Before your pots can feel (touch) the thorns, He shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in His wrath (burning anger).
58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
58:11 So that a man (Adam) shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily He is a God that judgeth in the earth (land).
In verse 4 the serpent is the same word as in Genesis, and also means an enchanter, or one that whispers spells. Verse 5 speaks of charmers that conjure.
In verse 6 young lions is a metaphor for young, strong warriors. The reference to the broken jaws is a symbolic breaking of their power.
In verse 7, the arrows are Yahweh's. The snail in verse 8 refers to the slimy trail left. The reference to stillborn child lowers them even further. This poem was some serious cursing on David's part.
Verse 10 the righteous will wash his feet in the blood shed by the enemy.
1Samuel 19:11 Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.
Psalm 59:1 To the chief Musician, Altaschith (Please do not destroy), Michtam (Poem) of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
59:2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul (life): the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O YAHWEH.
59:4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.
59:5 You therefore, O YAHWEH God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen (nations): be not merciful to any wicked transgressors (deceivers). Selah.
59:6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?
59:8 But You, O YAHWEH, shalt laugh at them; You shalt have all the heathen (nations) in derision.
59:9 Because of his strength will (O my strength) I wait upon You: for God is my defence.
59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent (go before) me: God shall let me see my desire (triumph) upon mine enemies.
59:11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter (shake) them by Your power; and bring them down, O Yahweh our shield.
59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.
59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth (land). Selah.
59:14 And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
59:15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge (grumble) if they be not satisfied.
59:16 But I will sing of Your power; yea, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning: for You hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
59:17 Unto You, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
Psalm 69:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim (Lilies), A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine (hated) enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
The last part should be a question, “...must I now restore that which I did not take away?”
69:5 O God, You knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from You.
69:6 Let not them that wait on you, O Yahweh GOD of hosts, be ashamed (put to shame) for my sake: let not those that seek You be confounded (disgraced) for my sake, O God of Israel.
69:7 Because for Your sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
69:8 I am become a stranger (foreigner) unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.
69:9 For the zeal of Your house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached You are fallen upon me.
John 2:17 And His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal for Your house hath eaten Me up.
Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased not Himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on Me.
69:10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
69:11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.
69:13 But as for me, my prayer is unto You, O YAHWEH, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude (abundance) of Your mercy hear (answer) me, in the truth of Your salvation.
69:14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
69:15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
69:16 Hear (Answer) me, O YAHWEH; for Your lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude (abundance) of Your tender mercies.
69:17 And hide not Your face from Your servant; for I am in trouble: hear (answer) me speedily.
69:18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine (hated) enemies.
69:19 You hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before you.
69:20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness (helpless): and I looked for some to take pity (to have sympathy), but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Vinegar here was a special fermented vinegar forbidden to Nazarites (men consecrated to Yahweh's service), and was very bitter. Gall here can also be translated poison. This is another “messianic” Psalm.
69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
69:24 Pour out Your indignation upon them, and let Your wrathful anger take hold of them.
69:25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
69:26 For they persecute him whom You hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom You hast wounded.
The last part in Hebrew reads, “...and they recount the suffering of the mortally wounded.”
69:27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into Your righteousness.
69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.
Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship Him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful (in pain): let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high (make me safe).
69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.
69:31 This also shall please Yahweh better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
Verse 30 gives His title (God, Elohiym), and verse 31 gives His Name, Yahweh. Scripture is full of demands to call Him by His Name, Yahweh. God is a title. Lord is a title, and the title of Baal, which is Satan. Stop using Lord! This deceptive title has most all of Yahweh's children calling Him the title of the Devil (Lord). This must and will stop! Hosea 2:16 And it shall be at that day, saith Yahweh, that thou shalt call Me Ishi (husband); and shalt call Me no more Baali (Baal, Baalim, Lord, Satan, the Devil).
69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
69:33 For Yahweh heareth the poor, and despiseth not His prisoners.
69:34 Let the heaven (sky) and earth (the land) praise Him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
69:35 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
69:36 The seed also of His servants shall inherit it: and they that love His name shall dwell therein.
Psalm 70:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O YAHWEH.
70:2 Let them be ashamed and confounded (humiliated) that seek after my soul (life): let them be turned backward, and put to confusion (put to shame), that desire my hurt.
70:3 Let them be turned back for a reward (the consequences) of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
70:4 Let all those that seek You rejoice and be glad in You: and let such as love Your salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
70:5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: You art my help and my deliverer; O YAHWEH, make no tarrying (delay).
Psalm 79:1 A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the heathen (nations) are come into Your inheritance; Your holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps. (2Ki 25:8-10 2Chr 36:17-19 Jer 52:12-14)
79:2 The dead bodies of Your servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven (sky), the flesh of Your saints unto the beasts of the earth (land).
79:3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
79:4 We are become a reproach (taunt) to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
79:5 How long, YAHWEH? wilt You be angry for ever? shall Your jealousy burn like fire?
79:6 Pour out Your wrath upon the heathen (nations) that have not known You, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon Your name.
79:7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
79:8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let Your tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
3Maccabees 2:20 Let Thy mercies quickly go before us. Grant us peace, that the cast down and broken hearted may praise Thee with their mouth.
79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for Your name's sake. YAHWEH
79:10 Wherefore should the heathen (nations) say, Where is their God? let Him be known among the heathen (nations) in our sight by the revenging of the blood of Your servants which is shed.
79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before You; according to the greatness of Your power preserve You those that are appointed to die;
79:12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach (taunt), wherewith they have reproached (taunted) You, O Yahweh.
79:13 So we Your people and sheep of Your pasture will give You thanks for ever: we will shew forth Your praise to all generations.
Psalm 83:1 A Song or Psalm of Asaph. Keep not You silence, O God: hold not Your peace, and be not still, O God.
83:2 For, lo, Your (hated) enemies make a tumult: and they that hate You have lifted up the head.
83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted (conspired) against Your hidden ones.
83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
83:5 For they have consulted (conspired) together with one consent: they are confederate against You:
83:6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
83:7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
83:8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
83:9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
83:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth (ground).
Dung for the ground refers to bodies left on the ground.
83:11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
Judges 7:25 And they took two princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side Jordan.
8:12 And when Zebah and Zalmunna fled, he pursued after them, and took the two kings of Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna, and discomfited all the host.
83:12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
83:13 O my God, make them like a wheel (whirl); as the stubble before the wind.
83:14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
83:15 So persecute them with Your tempest, and make them afraid with Your storm.
83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek Your name, O YAHWEH.
83:17 Let them be confounded (put to shame) and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame (disgraced), and perish (destroyed):
83:18 That men may know that You, whose name alone is YAHWEH, art the most high over all the earth (land).
Psalm 94:1 O YAHWEH God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew Yourself.
94:2 Lift up Yourself, You judge of the earth (land): render a reward (what is deserved) to the proud.
94:3 YAHWEH, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
94:4 How long shall they utter and speak hard (insolent) things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
94:5 They break in pieces Your people, O YAHWEH, and afflict Your heritage.
94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger (of kin), and murder the fatherless.
94:7 Yet they say, Yahweh shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
94:8 Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
94:9 He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? He that formed the eye, shall He not see?
See also means look, watch, regard.
94:10 He that chastiseth the heathen (nations), shall not He correct? He that teacheth man (Adam) knowledge, shall not He know?
94:11 Yahweh knoweth the thoughts of man (Adam), that they are vanity.
1Corinthians 3:20 And again, The Prince knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
94:12 Blessed is the man whom You chastenest, O YAHWEH, and teachest him out of Your law;
94:13 That You mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
94:14 For Yahweh will not cast off His people, neither will He forsake His inheritance.
94:15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
94:17 Unless Yahweh had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in (the land of) silence.
94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth; Your mercy, O YAHWEH, held me up.
94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me Your comforts delight my soul.
94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with You, which frameth mischief by a law?
94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul (life) of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
94:22 But Yahweh is my defence (stronghold); and my God is the rock of my refuge.
94:23 And He shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, Yahweh our God shall cut them off.
Psalm 129:1 A Song of degrees. Many a time have they afflicted (oppressed) me from my youth, may Israel now say:
Oppressed H6887 root meaning is to bind with cords.
129:2 Many a time have they afflicted (oppressed) me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
129:3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
Made long wounds or stripes. Note: David is a 'type' of Christ.
129:4 Yahweh is righteous: He hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
Cut asunder is literal, cords refers to the 'oppression' in verses 1 and 2.
129:5 Let them all be confounded (put to shame) and turned back that hate Zion.
129:6 Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:
129:7 Wherewith the mower (reaper) filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
He that bindeth sheaves also means to treat harshly. His bosom refers to a gatherer stuffing his shirtfront with grainstalks, as was done back then.
129:8 Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of Yahweh be upon you: we bless you in the name of Yahweh.
Psalm 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
137:2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
137:3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
137:4 How shall we sing Yahweh's song in a strange land?
Strange being a racially foreign land.
137:5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
137:6 If I do not remember you, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
137:7 Remember, O YAHWEH, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth (repays) you as you hast served (recompensed) us.
Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.
137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth your little ones against the stones.
This is a Psalm of mourning of the Babylonian exiles. Babylon was very cruel to Israel during it's captivity, and all the enemies of Israel were glad to join in the destruction of Jerusalem. Verses 8 and 9 show clearly the extreme hatred of their captors.
The Edomites, who are the descendants of Esau, and are Edomite Jews, also participated in the destruction of Jerusalem. Don't forget them Yahweh, as verse 7 states.
This confirms and shows that the enmity of the 2 seedlines of Genesis 3:15 still exists today.
The children of Adam and of Jacob (the white race) verses the children of Cain and of Esau (the Jews).
Psalm 140:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O YAHWEH, from the evil man (Adam): preserve me from the violent man;
140:2 Which imagine (plot) mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
140:4 Keep me, O YAHWEH, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside (path); they have set gins (snares) for me. Selah.
140:6 I said unto Yahweh, You art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O YAHWEH.
140:7 O GOD Yahweh, the strength of my salvation, You hast covered my head in the day of battle.
140:8 Grant not, O YAHWEH, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device (plots); lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.
140:10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
140:11 Let not an evil speaker (slanderer) be established in the earth (land): evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
140:12 I know that Yahweh will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Your name: the upright shall dwell in Your presence.
Enoch 47 The Prayer of the Righteous for Vengeance and their Joy at its coming.
1. And in those days shall have ascended the prayer of the righteous,
And the blood of the righteous from the earth before Yahweh of Spirits.
2. In those days the holy ones who dwell above in the heavens
Shall unite with one voice
And supplicate and pray [and praise,
And give thanks and bless the name of Yahweh of Spirits]
On behalf of the blood of the righteous which has been shed,
And that the prayer of the righteous may not be in vain before Yahweh of Spirits,
That judgment may be done unto them,
And that they may not have to suffer for ever.
3. In those days I saw the Head of Days when He seated Himself upon the throne of His glory,
And the books of the living were opened before Him:
And all His host which is in heaven above and His counselors stood before Him,
4 And the hearts of the holy were filled with joy;
Because the number of the righteous had been offered,
And the prayer of the righteous had been heard,
And the blood of the righteous been required before Yahweh of Spirits.
Haman, an Agagite Jew, devised a plan to genocide the Judahites.
Mordecai, Esther and the people fasted and prayed to Yahweh.
Esther chapter 4 (apocrypha)
And he (Mordecai) besought Yahweh, making mention of all the works of Yahweh; and he said, Yahweh God, king ruling over all, for all things are in Your power, and there is no one that shall oppose You, in Your purpose to save Israel. - For You hast made the heaven and the earth and every wonderful thing in the world under heaven. And You art Master of all, and there is no one who shall resist You Yahweh. You knowest all things: You knowest, Yahweh, that it is not in insolence, nor haughtiness, nor love of glory, that I have done this, to refuse obeisance to the haughty Haman. For I would gladly have kissed the soles of his feet for the safety of Israel. But I have done this, that I might not set the glory of man above the glory of God: and I will not worship any one except You, my Master, and I will not do these things in haughtiness. And now, O Yahweh God, the King, the God of Abraham, spare Your people, for our enemies are looking upon us to our destruction, and they have desired to destroy Your ancient inheritance. Do not overlook Your peculiar people, whom You hast redeemed for Yourself out of the land of Egypt. Hearken to my prayer, and be propitious to Your inheritance, and turn our mourning into gladness, that we may live and sing praise to Your name, O Yahweh; and do not utterly destroy the mouth of them that praise You, O Yahweh.
And all Israel cried with all their might, for death was before their eyes. And queen Esther betook herself for refuge to Yahweh, being taken as it were in the agony of death. And having taken off her glorious apparel, she put on garments of distress and mourning; and instead of grand perfumes she filled her head with ashes and dung, and she greatly brought down her body, and she filled every place of her glad adorning with the torn curls of her hair.
And she besought Yahweh God of Israel, and said, O my Master, You alone art our king: help me who am destitute, and have no helper but You, for my danger is near at hand. I have heard from my birth, in the tribe of my kindred that You, Yahweh, tookest Israel out of all the nations, and our fathers out of all their kindred for a perpetual inheritance, and hast wrought for them all that You hast said. And now we have sinned before You, and You hast delivered us into the hands of our enemies, because we honoured their gods (paganism): You art righteous, O Yahweh. But now they have not been contented with the bitterness of our slavery, but have laid their hands on the hands of their idols, in order to abolish the decree of Your mouth, and utterly to destroy Your inheritances, and to stop the mouth of them that praise You, and to extinguish the glory of Your house and Your alter, and to open the mouth of the nations to speak the praises of vanities, and in order that a mortal king should be admired for ever.
O Yahweh, do not resign Your scepter to them that are not, and let them not laugh at our fall, but turn their counsel, against themselves, and make an example of him who has begun to injure us. Remember us, O Yahweh, manifest Yourself in the time of our affliction, and encourage me, O King of gods, and ruler of all dominion. Put harmonious speech into my mouth before the lion, and turn his heart to hate him that fights against us, to the utter destruction of him that consent with him. But deliver us by Your hand, and help me who am destitute, and have none but You, O Yahweh. You knowest all things, and knowest that I hate the glory of transgressors, and that I abhor the couch of the uncircumcised, and of every stranger. You knowest my necessity, for I abhor the symbol of my proud station, which is upon my head in the days of my splendour: I abhor it as a menstruous cloth, and I wear it not in the days of my tranquility. And Your handmaid has not eaten at the table of Haman, and I have not honoured the banquet of the king, neither have I drunk wine of libations. Neither has Your handmaid rejoiced since the day of my promotion until now, except in You, O Yahweh God of Abraham. O Yahweh, who has power over all, hearken to the voice of the desperate, and deliver us from the hand of them that devise mischief; and deliver me from my fear.
So we can see from the above prayer verses that we are to pray for our brethren and race, and pray against our enemies which are not of our race and that wish to do us harm. Namely the Jews who are of the cursed seedline of Cain and Esau and are always looking to do us harm, hence Genesis 3:15.
It is also important to understand that before we pray or ask for something, we must first clear our own sins and errors through acknowledgment and repentance, because Yahweh does not answer the prayers of sinners. Observe.
Does Yahweh hear the PRAYERS OF SINNERS?
1Samuel 8:7 And Yahweh said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.
8:18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and Yahweh will not hear you in that day.
He warned our fathers what an earthly king would do, but we wanted to be just like the other races and nations.
1Kings 8:33 When Thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against Thee, and shall turn again to Thee, and confess Thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto Thee in this house:
8:34 Then hear Thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of Thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which Thou gavest unto their fathers.
8:35 When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against Thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess Thy name, and turn from their sin, when Thou afflictest them:
8:36 Then hear Thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of Thy servants, and of Thy people Israel, that Thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon Thy land, which Thou hast given to Thy people for an inheritance.
8:37 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
8:38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all Thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
8:39 Then hear Thou in heaven Thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart Thou knowest; (for Thou, even Thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;) 2Ch 6:24-31
2Chronicles 6:37 Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto Thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;
6:38 If they return to Thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which Thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which Thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for Thy name:
6:39 Then hear Thou from the heavens, even from Thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive Thy people which have sinned against Thee.
6:40 Now, my God, let, I beseech Thee, Thine eyes be open, and let Thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
2Chronicles 7:14 If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2Chronicles 30:9 For if ye turn again unto Yahweh, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for Yahweh your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you, if ye return unto Him.
Job 22:21 Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
22:22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from His mouth, and lay up His words in thine heart.
22:23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.
22:24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.
22:25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.
22:26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.
22:27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.
Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
Job 35:12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
35:13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
Psalm 18:41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto Yahweh, but He answered them not.
Psalm 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, Yahweh will not hear me:
Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call upon Me, but I will not answer; they shall seek Me early, but they shall not find Me:
1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear (reverence) of Yahweh:
Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Isaiah 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide Mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes; cease to do evil;
1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith Yahweh: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of Yahweh hath spoken it.
Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of Yahweh:
30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
Isaiah 59:1 Behold, Yahweh's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.
Jeremiah 7:16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to Me: for I will not hear thee.
Because of Israel's sins and failure to return to Yahweh, judgment was made, they will be punished.
Jeremiah 11:14 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto Me for their trouble.
Exodus 32:10 Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
Sometimes Yahweh has to purge out the bad in order to preserve and build again the good.
Jeremiah 14:10 Thus saith Yahweh unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore Yahweh doth not accept them; He will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
14:11 Then said Yahweh unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.
14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
Jeremiah 22:5 But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by Myself, saith Yahweh, that this house shall become a desolation.
22:21 I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not My voice.
Lamentations 3:8 Also when I cry and shout, He shutteth out my prayer.
Ezekiel 8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in Mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
Ezekiel 20:31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith Yahweh GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
Amos 5:23 Take thou away from Me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Micah 3:4 Then shall they cry unto Yahweh, but He will not hear them: He will even hide His face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.
Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto My name, saith Yahweh of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
John 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth His will, him He heareth.
Some other great prayers:
Prayer of Manasseh 1:1 O Yahweh, Almighty God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed; Who hast made heaven and earth, with all the ornament thereof; Who hast bound the sea by the word of Thy commandment; Who hast shut up the deep, and sealed it by Thy terrible and glorious name; Whom all men fear, and tremble before Thy power; for the majesty of Thy glory cannot be borne, and Thine angry threatening toward sinners is importable: but Thy merciful promise is unmeasurable and unsearchable; for Thou art the most high Soveriegn, of great compassion, longsuffering, very merciful, and repentest of the evils of men. Thou, O Yahweh, according to Thy great goodness hast promised repentance and forgiveness to them that have sinned against Thee: and of Thine infinite mercies hast appointed repentance unto sinners, that they may be saved.
You therefore, O Yahweh, that art the God of the just, hast not appointed repentance to the just, as to Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, which have not sinned against Thee; but Thou hast appointed repentance unto me that am a sinner: for I have sinned above the number of the sands of the sea. My transgressions, O Yahweh, are multiplied: my transgressions are multiplied, and I am not worthy to behold and see the height of heaven for the multitude of mine iniquities.
I am bowed down with many iron bands, that I cannot lift up mine head, neither have any release: for I have provoked Thy wrath, and done evil before Thee: I did not Thy will, neither kept I Thy commandments: I have set up abominations, and have multiplied offences.
Now therefore I bow the knee of mine heart, beseeching Thee of grace.
I have sinned, O Yahweh, I have sinned, and I acknowledge mine iniquities: wherefore, I humbly beseech Thee, forgive me, O Yahweh, forgive me, and destroy me not with mine iniquities. Be not angry with me for ever, by reserving evil for me; neither condemn me to the lower parts of the earth. For You art the God, even the God of them that repent; and in me You wilt shew all Thy goodness: for You wilt save me, that am unworthy, according to Thy great mercy.
Therefore I will praise Thee for ever all the days of my life: for all the powers of the heavens do praise Thee, and Thine is the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer of Jabez
1Chronicles 4:9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that You wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
Daniel 3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king.
3:18 But if not, be it known unto you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you hast set up.
3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
3:20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
3:21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen (pattiysh- unknown meaning), and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
3:22 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
3Maccabees 6:6 When the three friends in the land of Babylon of their own will exposed their lives to the fire rather than serve vain things, thou didst send a dewy coolness through the fiery furnace, and bring the fire upon all their adversaries.
3:23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
The Prayer of Azariah
1 And they walked in the midst of the fire, praising God, and blessing Yahweh.
2 Then Azarias stood up, and prayed on this manner; and opening his mouth in the midst of the fire said,
3 Blessed art Thou, O Yahweh God of our fathers: Thy name is worthy to be praised and glorified for evermore:
4 For Thou art righteous in all the things that Thou hast done to us: yea, true are all Thy works, Thy ways are right, and all Thy judgments truth.
5 In all the things that Thou hast brought upon us, and upon the holy city of our fathers, even Jerusalem, Thou hast executed true judgment: for according to truth and judgment didst Thou bring all these things upon us because of our sins.
6 For we have sinned and committed iniquity, departing from Thee.
7 In all things have we trespassed, and not obeyed Thy commandments, nor kept them, neither done as Thou hast commanded us, that it might go well with us.
8 Wherefore all that Thou hast brought upon us, and every thing that Thou hast done to us, Thou hast done in true judgment.
9 And Thou didst deliver us into the hands of lawless enemies, most hateful forsakers of God, and to an unjust king, and the most wicked in all the world.
10 And now we cannot open our mouths, we are become a shame and reproach to Thy servants; and to them that worship Thee.
11 Yet deliver us not up wholly, for Thy name's sake, neither disannul Thou Thy covenant:
12 And cause not Thy mercy to depart from us, for Thy beloved Abraham's sake, for Thy servant Issac's sake, and for Thy holy Israel's sake;
13 To whom Thou hast spoken and promised, that Thou wouldest multiply their seed as the stars of the sky, and as the sand that lieth upon the seashore.
14 For we, O Yahweh, are become less than any nation, and be kept under this day in all the world because of our sins.
15 Neither is there at this time prince, or prophet, or leader, or burnt offering, or sacrifice, or oblation, or incense, or place to sacrifice before Thee, and to find mercy.
16 Nevertheless in a contrite heart and an humble spirit let us be accepted.
17 Like as in the burnt offerings of rams and bullocks, and like as in ten thousands of fat lambs: so let our sacrifice be in Thy sight this day, and grant that we may wholly go after Thee: for they shall not be confounded that put their trust in Thee.
18 And now we follow Thee with all our heart, we fear Thee, and seek Thy face.
19 Put us not to shame: but deal with us after Thy lovingkindness, and according to the multitude of Thy mercies.
20 Deliver us also according to Thy marvellous works, and give glory to Thy name, O Yahweh: and let all them that do Thy servants hurt be ashamed;
21 And let them be confounded in all their power and might, and let their strength be broken;
22 And let them know that Thou art God, the only God, and glorious over the whole world.
23 And the king's servants, that put them in, ceased not to make the oven hot with rosin, pitch, tow, and small wood;
24 So that the flame streamed forth above the furnace forty and nine cubits.
25 And it passed through, and burned those Chaldeans it found about the furnace.
26 But the angel of Yahweh came down into the oven together with Azarias and his fellows, and smote the flame of the fire out of the oven;
27 And made the midst of the furnace as it had been a moist whistling wind, so that the fire touched them not at all, neither hurt nor troubled them.
28 Then the three, as out of one mouth, praised, glorified, and blessed, God in the furnace, saying,
29 Blessed art Thou, O Yahweh God of our fathers: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.
30 And blessed is Thy glorious and holy name: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.
31 Blessed art Thou in the temple of Thine holy glory: and to be praised and glorified above all for ever.
32 Blessed art Thou that beholdest the depths, and sittest upon the cherubims: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.
33 Blessed art Thou on the glorious throne of Thy kingdom: and to be praised and glorified above all for ever.
34 Blessed art Thou in the firmament of heaven: and above ail to be praised and glorified for ever.
35 O all ye works of Yahweh, bless ye Yahweh : praise and exalt Him above all for ever,
36 O ye heavens, bless ye Yahweh : praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
37 O ye angels of Yahweh, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
38 O all ye waters that be above the heaven, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
39 O all ye powers of Yahweh, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
40 O ye sun and moon, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
41 O ye stars of heaven, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
42 O every shower and dew, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
43 O all ye winds, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever,
44 O ye fire and heat, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
45 O ye winter and summer, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
46 0 ye dews and storms of snow, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
47 O ye nights and days, bless ye Yahweh: bless and exalt Him above all for ever.
48 O ye light and darkness, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
49 O ye ice and cold, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
50 O ye frost and snow, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
51 O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
52 O let the earth bless Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
53 O ye mountains and little hills, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
54 O all ye things that grow in the earth, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
55 O ye mountains, bless ye Yahweh: Praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
56 O ye seas and rivers, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt him above all for ever.
57 O ye whales, and all that move in the waters, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
58 O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
59 O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
60 O ye children of men, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
61 O Israel, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
62 O ye priests of Yahweh, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
63 O ye servants of Yahweh, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
64 O ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
65 O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
66 O Ananias, Azarias, and Misael, bless ye Yahweh: praise and exalt Him above all for ever: for He hath delivered us from hell, and saved us from the hand of death, and delivered us out of the midst of the furnace and burning flame: even out of the midst of the fire hath He delivered us.
67 O give thanks unto Yahweh, because He is gracious: for His mercy endureth for ever.
68 O all ye that worship Yahweh, bless the God of gods, praise Him, and give Him thanks: for His mercy endureth for ever.
Jubilees 12:19-20 And he (Abram) prayed that night and said,
'My God, God Most High, You alone are my God,
And You and Your dominion have I chosen.
And You hast created all things,
And all things that are the work of Your hands.
Deliver me from the hands of evil spirits who have dominion over the thoughts of men's hearts,
And let them not lead me astray from You, my God.
And stablish You me and my seed for ever
That we go not astray from henceforth and for evermore.'
XCVII. The Evils in Store for Sinners and the Possessors of unrighteous Wealth.
1 Believe, ye righteous, that the sinners will become a shame
And perish in the day of unrighteousness.
2 Be it known unto you (ye sinners) that the Most High is mindful of your destruction,
And the angels of heaven rejoice over your destruction.
3 What will ye do, ye sinners,
And whither will ye flee on that day of judgment,
When ye hear the voice of the prayer of the righteous ?
4 Yea, ye shall fare like unto them,
Against whom this word shall be a testimony:
" Ye have been companions of sinners."
5 And in those days the prayer of the righteous shall reach unto Yahweh,
And for you the days of your judgment shall come.
6 And all the words of your unrighteousness shall be read out before the Great Holy One,
And your faces shall be covered with shame,
And He will reject every work which is grounded on unrighteousness.
What you believe in better be grounded in the truth.
It is also important to pray over our food. Our food is not only produced by alien races and sinners of our own race, but science has tampered with our food creating Genetically Modified Crops and our food also contains harmful additives and preservatives, pesticides and other dangerous chemicals. Even animals are being genetically modified. The same thing happened in the days of Noah.
Exodus 23:25 And ye shall serve Yahweh your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
We must also obey the food laws. Yahweh teaches us which foods He has deemed clean and unclean.
The “churches” teach that the law was “done away with” and we can eat anything. This is a lie and out of ignorance and defiance. Only the Levitical sacrificial rituals and ordinances were done away with, not the law, or the food laws.
Christ did not die to cleanse unclean animals for consumption.
Yahweh does not change His word and laws. Our bodies are His temple and He expects us to keep it clean.
If we want our prayers to be heard, we must follow His Ways and laws.
John 15:7 If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
-Some people seem to think that just saying a few words, opening with the proper words, and closing with the little ‘Amen,’ is prayer. That is a very small area of proper prayer. And the little ‘Amen’ isn’t necessary. ‘AMEN’ was a little god down in Egypt that they used to seal up the prayer---as little god ‘Amen’ used to tell God--”don’t forget any part of this”. Thus down in ancient Egypt, this little god was to remind all the other gods as to what had been said. So he stood there---this little god, Amen---with one finger pointed up to the sky. That is exactly what Amen means. But God never forgets anything so we don’t need to remind HIM of anything.
-The people who make up the Kingdom of God in the earth are those who came down from the heavens to build the Kingdom of God in the earth. And this is a little secret.---The Kingdom of heaven is within you. And what you have been taught to pray for is:--”Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth as it is in Heaven.” ---This is absolutely sovereign, victorious, and administrative.
From old Egyptian texts we can see that people regarded the sun as the emblem of the Creator. They called the sun Ra, and all other gods and goddesses were forms of the Creator. One of these gods was Amen; a secret, hidden and mysterious god named variously Amen, Amon, Amun, Ammon and Amounra. For the first eleven dynasties (c. 3000-1987 B.C.) Amen was just a minor god, but by the 17th dynasty (c. 1500 B.C.) he had been elevated to be the national god of southern Egypt. This position gave Amen the attributes and characteristics of the most ancient gods, and his name became Amen-Ra, that is, a supreme form of God the Creator. By the 18th Dynasty (1539-1295 B.C.) a college had been established to study Amen-Ra and as a focal point for worship.
The Hebrews settled in Egypt for around 400 years from 1847 B.C. and during this sojourn they would certainly have been fully exposed to the worship of Amen-Ra. By the time of their exodus from Egypt in 1447 B.C., the term 'Amen' would be in their language even if it was not their god. It would be a word that had associations with reverence and majesty. This is not difficult to understand. People still talk about Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha, and often use those names completely out of context as expletives. Amen was seen as a powerful god and the name continued, out of context, as an exclamation or salutation; a classic example of language evolution. From the Hebrews, the word was adopted by Christians, Muslims and others.
Like many other words used in religion, (or art, mathematics, medicine, etc) it's easy to believe that our ancestors saw no point in creating new vocabulary when existing and familiar words could be recycled. (The term 'God', for example, has been recycled by most religions.) Yet some people are vehemently protective of things and believe Amen is a biblical word which is also found in the Tanakh and in Islam, and happens to sound like the name of a Pagan god. Others believe it is an Islamic word that can also be found in the Bible and Tanakh. And so on. The whole issue is hotly debated and any Pagan link denied by many. Who knows how many accidental or deliberate mistranslations have crept in over the centuries.
Those who believe that God is the Great Mathematician will no doubt point to the numeric value of Amen:
"Finally, we may note that the word Amen occurs not infrequently in early Christian inscriptions, and that it was often introduced into anathemas and gnostic spells. Moreover, as the Greek letters which form Amen according to their numerical values total 99 (alpha=1, mu=40, epsilon=8, nu=50), this number often appears in inscriptions, especially of Egyptian origin, and a sort of magical efficacy seems to have been attributed to its symbol."
(Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 1; 1907)
Nowhere in the Bible, the Tanakh or the Qur'an can we find words to suggest one can be redeemed by merely uttering a magic word.
Whether Amen is magic, rooted in a Pagan deity, originally a Christian word, a Muslim word, a Jewish word, or anything else, the question is the same: So what? When Christians, Jews and Muslims say Amen, they do not invoke any god or any power just by saying that word or indeed any other word. Amen does not even make other words more sincere. But Amen, like all the other language we use, helps us to focus on what we mean in our hearts.
There are those who would rather not use the word 'Amen'. Our spirit does not sit well with the information we have about this word and it's connection to paganism and little g gods. Instead, we end prayer with a “Thank you”, or “HalleluYah”, “Thy will be done” (ratson asah/sou thelema ginomai), or “Yahweh bless” or whatever is comfortable for you personally.