He Came for the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.
Both Houses ISRAEL are PARTIALLY BLIND
Do you understand your ROOTS, according to the bible? Do you know how you got here? Romans 11:8 (According as it is written, YHWH hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. Romans 11:21 For if YHWH spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Most Christian believe that Judah is not following the Messiah, and that is Partially true, and most Jews believe that Christians are not following Torah and that is Partially true. Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a STONE of STUMBLING and for a rock of offence to BOTH the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall STUMBLE, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. Isaiah 8:14 interpret the "stone" as being the Messiah. So, how has the Messiah been a "stone of stumbling" to BOTH houses of Israel? Corporate Judaism (house of Judah) has embraced the Torah and doesn't accept YaHuSHua as the Jewish Messiah. Corporate Christianity (Ephraim - the house of Israel - the house of Joseph) accepts that YaHuSHua is the Jewish Messiah but rejects following the Torah of the Elohim of Israel, and uses pagan titles and name for the savior. Hosea 8:12 I have written to him the GREAT things of my LAW, but they were counted as a STRANGE thing The word "strange" is the Strong's word 2114. It is the Hebrew word Zoor. The Hebrew word Zoor means "foreign, alien" and has the connotation as being "adulterous".
This did NOT happen to the house of Judah who still celebrates these things but it did happen to the HISTORICAL house of Christianity. The early believers in Messiah (the book of Acts) keep the Sabbath and Biblical Feast day. Later, the "church fathers" began to take Christianity on a path which rejected and departed the Torah and the celebration of the Sabbath and Biblical Feast days. Therefore, in the course of time, the celebration of these things CEASED within Christianity (house of Israel (Ephraim) house of (Joseph)."Hosea 2:3"
Ephraim (Christians) is slain and becomes thirsty for Torah. Judah (Jews) is slain and becomes thirsty for Messiah. The Torah is likened to water. Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the YHWH Elohim, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for [natural] water, but of hearing the words of the YHWH [spiritual water]: John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, YaHuSHua stood and cried, saying, If any man THIRST, let him come unto ME, and DRINK. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of LIVING WATER. Hosea 6:2-3 After two days will he revive us:"(2,000 years of time)" in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the YHWH: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and HE shall COME unto us as the RAIN, as the latter and former RAIN unto the earth. So, BOTH the Torah and the Messiah is likened to water, living water or healing water.
In this story, the ADULTEROUS woman is a type of BOTH HOUSES of Israel. "John 8:1-10" In John 8, Messiah is giving a TORAH parable showing that he was not going to condemn the adulterous woman if she would "go and sin no more" but those who reject the "fountain of living water" would be condemned. And YaHuSHua said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and SIN NO MORE. Keep in mind he told her go and sin no more. IF the adulterous woman (BOTH houses of Israel) would REPENT (go and sin no more ... John 8:11), Messiah would forgive and NOT condemn her. So, the house of Judah (Judaism) follows Torah but not Messiah. The house of Israel - Ephraim (Christianity) follows Messiah but not Torah. BOTH houses of Israel needs to REPENT (not just the house of Judah).
So, for nearly 2,000 years, the non-Jewish followers of YaHuSHua as Messiah witnesses to the house of Judah telling them Isaiah 53 speaks about the Messiah. The house of Judah rejects this because the house of Judah is interpreting that the non-Jewish followers of YaHuSHua as Messiah (Ephraim - the house of Israel - the house of Joseph) is trying to tell the house of Judah to believe in a Jewish Messiah and forsake following Torah. Since Judah KNOWS that the Elohim of Israel desires for His people to follow the Torah, they cannot accept Ephraim - house of Israel (Christianity) telling Judah to believe in a Jewish Messiah and forsake Torah. Therefore, PARTIAL blindness is upon BOTH houses of Israel. Judah (Judaism) follows Torah but rejects Messiah. Christianity (Ephraim - house of Israel - house of Joseph) follows Messiah but rejects Torah. This is what Paul further explains in Romans 11:25 For I would NOT, brethren, that ye should be IGNORANT of this mystery (SOD is a deeper meaning in Hebrew and means that it is not readily seen or understood in the literal interpretation of scripture .PESHAT), lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that BLINDNESS in PART is happened to ISRAEL (BOTH HOUSES), until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away uprightness from JACOB (not just JUDAH): 27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. The SIN to be taken away from Judah is knowing who is Messiah. The SIN to be taken away from Ephraim is departing from Torah. IF BOTH HOUSES REPENT of their SIN. This "partial blindness" would exist UNTIL the "fullness of the Gentiles". In Hebrew, this is the "melo hagoyim". This is a reference or allusion back to Genesis 48:15-19.
When Ephraim (house of Israel - house of Joseph) would be settling in the "ends of the earth" and upon the dawning of the coming of King Messiah, Romans 11:25-27 tells us that this "partial blindness" would be lifted. This has started to happen TODAY in these days in which we live. Those who are blinded are in a spiritual state of slumber. Romans 11:7-8 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were BLINDED (According as it is written, Elohim hath given them the SPIRIT of SLUMBER, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
Acts 1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Master, wilt thou at this time restore again the Kingdom to Israel? Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Messiah shall give thee light.
Therefore, according to the Apostle Paul in Romans 11, Zechariah 4 and Revelation 1, 11, BOTH houses of Israel would be in a state of "spiritual slumber" when the message of the restoration of BOTH houses of Israel would be presented to them. In Ezekiel 37:15-17, it was also prophesied that BOTH houses of Israel would ask that this message be EXPLAINED to them because they were in a state of "spiritual slumber". Ezekiel 37:15 The word of the YHWH came again unto me, saying, 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: 17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. 18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, WILT THOU NOT SHEW US WHAT THOU MEANEST BY THESE? Therefore, part of the reason for rejecting the message of the restoration of both houses of Israel is because of "partial blindness" and being in astate of "spiritual slumber". DON'T be surprised by the reaction and response that some people give you when you say that you believe in the restoration of both houses of Israel because the Bible tells us that His people would be in a state of "partial blindness" and "spiritual slumber" about the restoration of the Kingdom. The "partial blindness" and "spiritual slumber" is PROOF that the message is Biblical because the Bible tells us that their would be a "partial blindness" and "spiritual slumber" regarding understanding the message of the restoration of both houses of Israel.
Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had Planted thee a noble Vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me? Zechariah 4:11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? Revelation 11:3-4 And I will give power unto my TWO witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in Sackcloth. These are the two Olive Trees, and the Two Candlesticks standing before the Elohim of the earth. He will unite the Restore the two house of Israel. Acts 1:6=8 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Master, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall Receive Power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be Witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Ezekiel 37:16-17 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one STICK, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into ONE stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. Restoration has started. We are turning back to the Way of Abraham Jacob and Isaac. Malachi 4:5: "Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of YaHuWaH comes. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the CHILDRE to their FATHER; lest I come and Strike the earth with a curse," Notice that there will come a messenger BEFORE the day of vengeance and the return of the Messiah who will teach obedience to every one of YaHuWaH’s Commandments. Micah 4:2 says that in the Millennium the law will go forth out of Zion. In light of these facts, it is clear that the LAW is still binding today, too. It is significant that the last book of the Old Testament prophetically emphasizes that Elijah (and particularly his message) would precede the Second Coming.
Lets look at a parable that will help you understand the truth about the TWO house of Israel. Ephraim and Judah. As we will see in scripture below that Israel was divided into 12 houses and then YaHuWaH called the 10 of the Tribes Ephraim and the other 2 tribes Judah. In the Parable below we see that TWO sons represent Ephraim and Judah.
Now lets review the Parable on the TWO sons, one is the House of Judah and the other the House of Christians.Luke 15:11-31 And he said, A certain man had Two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. (Ephraim is the Gentiles) And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. (Ephraim is living like a swine feeding on unclean food and false name, false Feasts and following a different Messiah. The "prodigal son" (Ephraim) fed on swine (a Hebraic way of saying that he departed from Torah and swine is considered to be the most unclean of animals and a departation from Torah). While feeding on swine, there arose a FAMINE in the land (Amos 8:11) And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. (Even Ephraim is living in Sin the Father love us and wants us to come back to the right way of life) But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: (He is coming for his BRIDE are you getting ready?) For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: (Judah is Jealous of Ephraim, Judah, the THIRST is a cry for Messiah. Even today, the Chabad (Ultra-Orthodox Jews) are crying out with all their might that Messiah would come speedily in our days. The Jews are Torah observant, but they have not the spirit of the Messiah, The Messiah if the fountain of living waters. "John 7:37" ) But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. Notice Judah is living according to YaHuWaH Torah (LAW) of eating, and keeping the Feast.
ISRAEL is not Judah Only
Matthew 15:24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the HOUSE OF ISRAEL. Acts 1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, YaHuSHua, wilt thou at this time RESTORE again the KINGDOM to ISRAEL? Acts 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the HOLY SPIRIT is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. This is now beginning to be establish.
Who is Israel? Physical Descendants
Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 15:1-6 After these things the word of the YaHuWaH came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, YaHuWaH ELOHIM, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. And, behold, the word of the YaHuWaH came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the YaHuWaH; and he counted it to him for righteousness. Genesis 17:1-6 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the YaHuWaH appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty Elohim; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face: and ELOHIM talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations (Gentiles) have I made thee. And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. Romans 4:19-22 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: He staggered not at the promise of ELOHIM through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to ELOHIM; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Genesis 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; Genesis 28:4 And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which ELOHIM gave unto Abraham. Chronicles I 16:16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; Chronicles I 16:17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a LAW, and to Israel for an everlasting Covenant, Hebrews 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: ELOHIM having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Blessing was given to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, to Joseph and Ephraim. Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. Genesis 17:4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Genesis 26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Genesis 24:24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. Genesis 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed (Actual Seed of ABRAHAM) possess the gate of those which hate them. Genesis 28:3 And YHWH Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; Genesis 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 32:12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude. Genesis 48:4 And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession. Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. Genesis 48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
Ephraim's was Jacob's
Firstborn one STICK
Deuteronomy21:17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his. Genesis 48:1-22 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. And Jacob said unto Joseph, YHWH Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession. And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance. And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem. And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these? And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom ELOHIM hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them. And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, ELOHIM hath showed me also thy seed. And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him. And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. And he blessed Joseph, and said, ELOHIM, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, ELOHIM make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but ELOHIM shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers. Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow. Chronicles I 5:1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. Chronicles I 5:2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:) Ezekiel 37:19 Say unto them, Thus saith the YHWH ELOHIM; Behold, I will take the STICK of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
Ephraim's Seed was to become
Fullness of the Gentiles Genesis 48:19 And
his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also
shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but
truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of
nations. Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this
mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to
Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be
for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to
both the houses of Israel, for
a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Psalms 24:1 A Psalm of
David. The earth is the YHWH'S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Israel is Divided TWO Houses Kings I 11:11
Wherefore the YHWH said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my
statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will
give it to thy servant. Kings I 11:12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David
thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son. Kings I 11:13
Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my
servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen. Kings I 11:26 And
Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was
Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king. Kings I
11:31-35 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the
YHWH, the ELOHIM of Israel,
Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give
Genesis 48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Psalms 24:1 A Psalm of David. The earth is the YHWH'S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Israel is Divided TWO Houses
Kings I 11:11 Wherefore the YHWH said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant. Kings I 11:12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son. Kings I 11:13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen. Kings I 11:26 And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king. Kings I 11:31-35 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the YHWH, the ELOHIM of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will giveten tribes to thee: (But he shall have one tribe for my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel:) Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my Statutes and my Judgments, as did David his father. Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my Commandments and my Statutes: But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes. Kings I 12:15-24 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the YHWH, that he might perform his saying, which the YHWH spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat. So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents. But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them. Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day. And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only. And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon. But the word of YHWH came unto Shemaiah the man of YHWH, saying, Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying, Thus saith the YHWH, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the YHWH, and returned to depart, according to the word of the YHWH. Chronicles II 11:4 Thus saith the YHWH, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the YHWH, and returned from going against Jeroboam. Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Ephraim was sent into Captivity
Kings II 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. Kings II 17:24 And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof. Chronicles I 5:26 And the ELOHIM of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day. Ezekiel 1:1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of ELOHIM. Kings I 14:15 For the YHWH shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the ELOHIM to anger.
Ephraim was Swallowed
among all NATIONS
Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living ELOHIM. Hosea 2:1 Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah. Hosea 2:21 And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the YHWH, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth; Hosea 2:22-23 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel. And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my ELOHIM. Hosea 8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure. Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, Amos 9:9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
Israel is for ever CHOSEN
Deuteronomy 28:1-68 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the YHWH thy Elohim, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the YHWH thy Elohim will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the YHWH thy Elohim. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The YHWH shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. The YHWH shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the YHWH thy Elohim giveth thee. The YHWH shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the YHWH thy Elohim, and walk in his ways. And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the YHWH; and they shall be afraid of thee. And the YHWH shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the YHWH sware unto thy fathers to give thee. The YHWH shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the YHWH shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the YHWH thy Elohim, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them: And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the YHWH thy Elohim, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The YHWH shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me. YHWH The YHWH shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. The YHWH shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron. The YHWH shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. The YHWH shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away. The YHWH will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. The YHWH shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee. Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them. Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand. The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway: So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. The YHWH shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head. The YHWH shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone. And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the YHWH shall lead thee. Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it. Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them. Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit. Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity. All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume. The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the YHWH thy Elohim, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee: And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. Because thou served not the YHWH thy Elohim with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the YHWH shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. The YHWH shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young: And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee. And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the YHWH thy Elohim hath given thee. And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the YHWH thy Elohim hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee: So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave: So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates. The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates. If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE YHWH THY ELOHIM; Then the YHWH will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the YHWH bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the YHWH thy Elohim. And it shall come to pass, that as the YHWH rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the YHWH will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it. And the YHWH shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone. And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the YHWH shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: In the morning thou shalt say, Would Elohim it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would Elohim it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. And the YHWH shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the YHWH, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the g-ds which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the g-ds of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the YHWH. Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of Elohim, and the promises; Romans 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath Elohim cast away his people? Elohim forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. Romans 11:25-26 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
There is a Call on all
Descendants of ISRAEL
Deuteronomy4:37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; Deuteronomy 7:6-8 For thou art an holy people unto the YHWH thy Elohim: the YHWH thy Elohim hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The YHWH did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the YHWH loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the YHWH brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the YHWH had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. Exodus 19:4-6 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. Jeremiah 31:37 Thus saith the YHWH; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the YHWH. Jeremiah 33:25-26 Thus saith the YHWH; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them. Romans 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of Elohim are without repentance.
Even Scattered like Judah, Ephraimites continue to be physical Israelites
Jeremiah31:20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the YHWH. Kings II 17:23 Until the YHWH removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day. Zechariah 11:14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. Daniel 9:7 O YHWH, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. Chronicles I 5:26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day. Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. Hosea 5:3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled. Hosea 8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure. Amos 9:9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. Deuteronomy 28:64 And the YHWH shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
Ephraim has been LOST!
Hosea 1:1-11 The word of the YHWH that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. Hosea 1:2-10 The beginning of the word of the YHWH by Hosea. And the YHWH said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the YHWH. So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son. And the YHWH said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel. And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel. And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And Elohim said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away. But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the YHWH their Elohim, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen. Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son. Then said Elohim, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your Elohim. Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living Elohim. Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel. Hosea 2:1-23 Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah. Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts; Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst. And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms. For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink. Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths. And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now. For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal. Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness. And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand. I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts. And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them. And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the YHWH. Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt. And it shall be at that day, saith theYHWH, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali. For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name. And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely. And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the YHWH. And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the YHWH, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth; And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel. And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my Elohim. Hosea 4:1-6 Hear the word of the YHWH, ye children of Israel: for the YHWH hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of Elohim in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest. Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy Elohim, I will also forget thy children. Jeremiah 31:18-19 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the YHWH my Elohim. Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
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