Parashah Studies



which means "when he let go"

Exodus 13:17 - 17:16; Judges 4:4 - 5:31 Romans 9:15–23; Acts 7:36; Hebrews 11:29; Revelation 15:1-4; John 6:25-58; Revelation 2:17; 1Corinthians 10:1-13


Exodus 13
17 Vayehi beshalach Par'oh et-ha'am velo-nacham Elokim derech eretz Plishtim ki karov hu ki amar Elokim pen-yinachem ha'am bir'otam milchamah veshavu Mitzraimah.
Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that Eloheem did not lead them by way of the land of the Pelishtim, although that was near; for Eloheem said, "Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt."

18 Vayasev Elokim et-ha'am derech hamidbar yam-Suf vachamushim alu venei-Yisrael me'eretz Mitzrayim.
So Eloheem led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Reed Sea. And the children of Yisrael went up in orderly ranks out of the land of Egypt.

19 Vayikach Moshe et-atsmot Yosef imo ki hashbea hishbia et-benei Yisrael lemor pakod yifkod Elokim etchem veha'alitem et-atzmotai mizeh itchem.
And Moshe took the bones of Yosef with him, for he had placed the children of Yisrael under solemn oath, saying, "Eloheem will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here with you."

Exo 13:21  And YHVH* was going before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them in the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give light to them, to go by day and by night.
Exo 13:22  The pillar of cloud did not cease by day, and the pillar of fire by night, before the people.

Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of Eloheem, these are sons of Eloheem.

Egypt represents leaving spiritual enslavement to the world, flesh and the devil; Passover pictures the work of Yeshua, the Reed Sea pictures immersion for the remission of sins, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread pictures putting sin out of the spiritual houses of our lives.

Exo 15:1  Then Mosheh and the sons of Israel sang this song to YHVH, and spoke, saying, I will sing to YHVH, for He is highly exalted. He has thrown the horse and his rider into the sea.
Exo 15:2  My strength and song is Yah, and it happened, He was to me salvation; this is my Eloheem and I will glorify Him; the Eloheem of my father, and I will exalt Him.

There are many ways to express our praise

Psa 47:1  To the Overseer. --By sons of Korah. A Psalm. All ye peoples, clap the hand, Shout to Eloheem with a voice of singing,
Psa 47:2  For YHVH Most High is fearful, A great king over all the earth.

Psa 149:3  They praise His name in a dance, With timbrel and harp sing praise to Him.

Psa 150:1 Praise Yah! Praise Ěl in His set-apart place; Praise Him in His mighty expanse!
Psa 150:2 Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Psa 150:3 Praise Him with the blowing of the ram’s horn; Praise Him with the harp and lyre!
Psa 150:4 Praise Him with tambourine and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Psa 150:5 Praise Him with sounding cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals!
Psa 150:6 Let all that have breath praise Yah. Praise Yah!

Eloheem uses our hands for His glory

Psa 63:4  So I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.

Psa 119:48  And I will lift up my hands to Your Commandments that I love; and I will meditate on Your Statutes.

Psa 134:2  Lift up your hands in the holy place, and bless YHVH.

Psa 141:2  Let my prayer be established before You as incense; the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

1Ti 2:8  Therefore, I desire the men to pray in every place, lifting up holy hands without wrath and doubting.

Exo 14:16  And you, raise your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it so that the sons of Israel may go in the midst of the sea on dry ground.
Exo 14:21  And Mosheh stretched out his hand over the sea, and YHVH caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all night. And He made the sea dry land, and the waters divided.
Exo 14:26  And YHVH said to Mosheh, Stretch out your hand over the sea, and let the waters return on the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.
Exo 14:27  And Mosheh stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its usual flow, at the turning of the morning, and the Egyptians were fleeing to meet it. And YHVH shook off the Egyptians into the middle of the sea.

Act 5:12  And many miraculous signs and wonders among the people took place through the hands of the apostles. And they were all with one passion in Solomon's Porch.

Mar 16:18   believers will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Eloheem uses women for His glory

Exo 15:20  And the sister of Aaron, Miriam the prophetess, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
Exo 15:21  And Miriam answered to them, Sing to YHVH, for triumphing He has triumphed gloriously; He has thrown the horse and its rider into the sea.

Jdg 4:4  And Deborah the wife of Lapidoth, a woman prophetess, was judging Israel at that time.
Jdg 4:5  And she lived under the palm tree of Deborah, between Ramah and Bethel, in the hills of Ephraim. And the sons of Israel went up to her for judgment.

Bitter made Better -- Sour made Sweet

Exo 15:22  And Mosheh made Israel to pull out from the Sea of Reeds. And they went out into the wilderness of Shur. And they went into the wilderness three days, and did not find water.
Exo 15:23  And they came to Marah. And they were not able to drink water from Marah, for it was bitter. Therefore, one called its name Marah.
Exo 15:24  And the people murmured against Mosheh, saying, What shall we drink?
Exo 15:25  And he cried to YHVH, and YHVH showed him a tree. And he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet. He made a statute and an ordinance for them there, and He tested them there.

Water can represent the Ruach Hakodesh.
Water can represent people.
The tree represents Yeshua.

Psa 92:12  The righteous shall flourish as the palm tree; he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

YHVH is our Healer

Exo 15:26  And He said, If you carefully listen to the voice of YHVH your Eloheem, and do what is right in His eyes, and you give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will not put on you all the diseases which I have put on Egypt; for I am YHVH your Healer.

Isa 53:4  Surely He has borne our sicknesses, and He carried our pain; yet we esteemed Him plagued, smitten by Eloheem, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5  But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His wounds we ourselves are healed.

1Pe 2:24  He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that dying to sins, we might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.

Glorify Eloheem, don't grumble                                                                                                                           

Exo 16:2  And all the congregation of the sons of Israel murmured against Mosheh and against Aaron in the wilderness.

murmur   -- 5 times in torah portion
loon, leen

This word for murmur is from the Hebrew word, “loon” and this word means = A primitive root; to stop (usually over night); by implication to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain): - abide (all night), continue, dwell, endure, grudge, be left, lie all night, (cause to) lodge (all night, in, -ing, this night), (make to) murmur, remain, tarry (all night, that night).

And also the word murmurings comes from the Hebrew word, “telunah” , which means: = murmuring, complaining

Exo 16:35  And the sons of Israel ate the manna forty years, until their coming into an inhabited land. They ate the manna until their coming to the border of the land of Canaan.

Exo 17:5  And YHVH said to Mosheh, Pass on in front of the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. And take in your hand your staff with which you smote the River, and go.
Exo 17:6  Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb. And you shall smite the rock, and water will come out of it; and the people will drink. And Mosheh did so before the eyes of the elders of Israel.

1Co 10:1  And I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the Sea.
1Co 10:2  And all were baptized to Mosheh in the cloud, and in the Sea,
1Co 10:3  and all ate the same spiritual food.
1Co 10:4  And all drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank of the spiritual rock following, and that Rock was Messiah.
1Co 10:5  Yet Eloheem was not pleased with most of them, "for they were scattered in the deserted place." Num. 14:16
1Co 10:6  But these things became examples for us, so that we may not be lusters after evil, even as those indeed lusted.
1Co 10:7  Neither be idolaters, even as some of them, as it has been written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and stood up to play." Ex. 32:6
1Co 10:8  Nor should we commit fornication, as some of them fornicated, and twenty three thousand fell in one day.
1Co 10:9  Neither test Messiah, as some of them tried Him, and perished by serpents.
1Co 10:10  Neither should you murmur, as also some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.
1Co 10:11  And all these things happened to those as examples, and it was written for our warning, on whom the ends of the ages have come.
1Co 10:12  So that he that thinks to stand, let him be careful that he not fall.

Yeshua is the Bread of Life

Joh 6:25  And finding Him across the sea, they said to Him, Rabbi, when did you come here?
Joh 6:26  Yeshua answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, You seek Me not because you saw miraculous signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were satisfied.
Joh 6:27  Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give to you; for Eloheem the Father sealed this One.
Joh 6:28  Then they said to Him, What may we do that we may work the works of Eloheem?
Joh 6:29  Yeshua answered and said to them, This is the work of Eloheem, that you believe into Him whom that One sent.
Joh 6:30  Then they said to Him, Then what miraculous sign do You do that we may see and may believe You? What do You work?
Joh 6:31  Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written "He gave them bread out of Heaven to eat."
Joh 6:32  Then Yeshua said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Mosheh has not given you the bread out of Heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread out of Heaven.
Joh 6:33  For the bread of Eloheem is He coming down out of Heaven and giving life to the world.
Joh 6:34  Then they said to Him, Lord, always give us this bread.
Joh 6:35  Yeshua said to them, I am the Bread of life; the one coming to Me will not at all hunger, and the one believing into Me will not thirst, never!
Joh 6:36  But I said to you that you also have seen Me and did not believe.
Joh 6:37  All that the Father gives to Me shall come to Me, and the one coming to Me I will in no way cast out.
Joh 6:38  For I have come down out of Heaven, not that I should do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
Joh 6:39  And this is the will of the Father sending Me, that of all that He has given Me, I shall not lose any of it, but shall raise it up in the last day.
Joh 6:40  And this is the will of the One sending Me, that everyone seeing the Son and believing into Him should have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Praise is the voice & sound of faith & victory
Faith brings about Victory – Praise brings about Victory
There is amazing Power in Praising
We should always be ablaze in praise

Exo 17:8 And Amalĕq came and fought with Yisra’ĕl in Rephiḏim.
Exo 17:9 And Mosheh said to Yehoshua, “Choose for us men and go out, fight with Amalĕq. Tomorrow I am stationing myself on the top of the hill with the rod of Elohim in my hand.”
Exo 17:10 And Yehoshua did as Mosheh said to him, to fight with Amalĕq. And Mosheh, Aharon, and Ḥur went up to the top of the hill.
Exo 17:11 And it came to be, when Mosheh held up his hand, that Yisra’ĕl prevailed. And when he let down his hand, Amalĕq prevailed.
Exo 17:12 But Mosheh’s hands were heavy, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aharon and Ḥur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

Psa 149:6  Let the exaltation (high praises) of Eloheem be in their throat, and a two-edged sword in their hand,
Psa 149:7  to execute vengeance on the nations, punishment on the peoples;
Psa 149:8  to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with iron bands;
Psa 149:9  to execute on them the judgment written; this is an honor for all His saints. Praise YHVH!


*YHVH represents God’s holy name. These four letters, called the tetragrammaton, are pronounced, Yud-Heh-Vav-Heh. There are many different opinions as to how exactly the name is to be pronounced or if it should even be pronounced at all. The name means, ‘He shall be’, The letters mean, ‘Hand~Behold~Nail~Behold’. The Name points us to Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, His Sacrifice and the wonderful good news of Salvation. In this article, when you see and read this “YHVH”, you could choose to say, Yud~Heh~Vav~Heh, HaShem, Adonai, The LORD, The Living Omnipresent Ruler Divine, The Eternal, The Almighty or something similar. If you wish to try and pronounce the name, please do so respectfully and reverently.

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