Devarim) Deuteronomy 29:10 - 30:20
29:10- "Ye stand this day all of you before YHVH thy
Elohim; your captains of your tribes, your elders,
with all the men of Yisrael,
11- Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger
that is in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto
drawer of thy water:
12- That thou should enter into covenant with YHVH
thy Elohim and into His oath, which YHVH thy Elohim
makes with thee this day:
13- That He may establish thee to day for a people
unto Himself, and that He may be unto thee an
He has said unto thee, and as He has sworn unto thy
fathers to Avraham, to Yitzchak and to Yaakov.
14- Neither with you only do I make this covenant
and this oath;
with him that stands here with us this day before
YHVH our Elohim, and also with him that is not
here with us this day.
29- The secret things belong unto YHVH our
Elohim: but those things which are revealed belong
unto us and
to our children for ever, that we may
do all the words of this Torah.
30:4- If any of thine be driven out unto the
outmost parts of heaven, from thence will YHVH thy
thee, and from there will He fetch
5- And YHVH thy Elohim will bring thee into
the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shall
it; and He will do thee good, and
multiply thee above thy fathers.
6- And YHVH thy Elohim will circumcise
thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love YHVH
with all thine heart, and with all thy
soul, that thou may live.
10- If thou shall hearken unto the voice of
YHVH thy Elohim, to keep His commandments and His
which are written in this book of the
Torah, and if thou turn unto YHVH thy Elohim with
all thine heart,
and with all thy soul.
11- For this commandment which I command thee
is not too wonderful for
thee neither is it far off.
12- It is not in heaven, that thou should
say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it
unto us, that we
may hear it, and do it?
13- Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou
should say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and
bring it unto us,
that we may hear it, and do it?
14- But the word is very nigh unto thee, in
thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou may do it.
15- See, I have set before thee this day life
and good, and death and evil;
16- In that I command thee this day to love
YHVH thy Elohim, to walk in His ways, and to keep
commandments and His statutes and His
judgments, that thou may live and multiply: and YHVH
Elohim shall bless thee in the land
whither thou goes to possess it."
“Thus says YHVH; Stand in the court of YHVH's house
and speak unto all the cities of Yehudah,
which come to worship in YHVH's house, all the
words that I command thee to speak unto them;
diminish not a word."
“If thou, YHVH, should mark iniquities, O YHVH, who
shall stand? But there is forgiveness with
thee, that thou may be feared."
“Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy
servants, which stand continually before thee and
hear thy wisdom."
(2 Chronicles 9:7)
“Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which
YHVH will do before your eyes."
(1 Samuel 12:16)
“Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set
yourselves, stand ye still and see the salvation of
YHVH with you, O Yehudah and Yerushalayim: fear
not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out
against them: for YHVH will be with you."
(2 Chronicles 20:17)
“And thou shall command the kohanim that bear the
ark of the covenant, saying, When ye are
come to the brink of the water of Yarden, ye shall
stand still in Yarden."
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great
prince which stands for the children of thy
people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such
as never was since there was a nation even to
that same time: and at that time thy people shall
be delivered, every one that shall be found
written in the book."
“Stand in awe and sin not: commune with your own
heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah”
1. Standing Upright and Standing Still upon
the Anointed Word:
the misguided modern evolutionist insists that
chemicals from a primordial ooze, over time, stood
up in primatial fashion to become human, there can
be a lesson from floating in this murky malaise: Man
has been called to separate himself from the sludge
of sluggish motion, embracing the filth of this
world's sod of sinful living, and instead, stand
upright to behold and reflect the nature of heaven's
pure Light. Yet, before we begin to blame locality
for our behavior, parasha Nitzavim delivers The Word
of Truth, declaring the proximity of HaShem's
efficacious word, declaring indisputably in
the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth
and in thy heart, that thou may do it.”
So near is this word, that all mankind is
left without excuse. In 1 Samuel 12:6-7, the
prophet reminds the people that such a witness of
this elevating word had already been evident, as it
“And Shmuel said unto the people, It is YHVH
that advanced Moshe and Aharon, and that brought
fathers up out of the land of Egypt. Now
therefore stand still, that I may reason with
YHVH of all the righteous acts of YHVH,
which he did to you and to your fathers.”
Indeed, it has been the resuscitating strength of
Elohim's word which has been a difference in making
earthly elements of flesh and blood to be
transformed into an ethereal entourage, echoing the
prophetic life-giving utterances that alchemically
morph the dirt into the divine nature. Ezekiel
2:1-2 testifies thus:
“And He said to me, Son of man, stand
upon thy feet, and I will speak to thee.
And the spirit entered
me when He spoke to me, and set me upon my
feet, that I heard Him that spoke unto me.”
However, because the theoretical is
threatened by our own empirically understood
deficiencies, we can be tempted to stand
on the excuses of human flaw. This is contrary to
faith and the conviction that the
commandments of Elohim are within reach. If we
would but stand up in righteousness and be still, we
shall see that coveted conversion from folly to
faithfulness and from mire to majesty. Rejecting
the restlessness, we must return to the reality of
Hashem's redemptive recipe, remembering that remedy
of Exodus 14:13, namely:
“And Moshe said unto the people, Fear ye not,
stand still, and see the salvation of YHVH,
which he will
to you to day...”
2. Standing upon the Power of HaShem's
Within the drama of human suffering,
discouragement, and potential failure, there is
hope. Considering that our own inadequacies, a
history of blemish and banishment, have left many
wondering, “How long must we wait?”, we can find
solace, and better yet, our encouragement in the
epitome of human suffering as the words of Iyov
breathe fresh wind in our souls; with a steadfast
Messianic hope, Job 19:25 professes:
“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that
He shall stand at the latter day upon the
we may find ourselves momentarily too lame to rise,
we can be confident of this: Mashiyach will forever
stand in this overcoming strength which we need.
Micah 5:4 relates His pervasive power:
“And He shall stand and feed in the strength
of YHVH, in the majesty of the name of YHVH His
Elohim; and they shall abide: for now shall He
be great unto the ends of the earth.”
Malachi 3:1-2 speaks of His awesome arrival as He
abruptly confronts the confounded creation, as is
“Behold, I will send My messenger, and he shall
prepare the way before me: and the Adon, whom ye
shall suddenly come to His temple,
even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye
behold, He shall come, says YHVH Tzivaot.
But who may abide the day of His coming? And,
who shall stand when He appears...?”
answer gives both assurance and strategy as in
Zechariah 4:12 & 14, the question of who also
“And I answered again, and said unto him, What be
these two olive branches which through the two
pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?...
Then said he, These are the two anointed ones,
that stand by YHVH of the whole earth.”
there will be those that stand in That day. But be
sure of this...Unless we are standing with HaShem’s
Anointed One, the King of Yisrael, we better take
heed, lest we fall.