Watch and Pray

Are you a Foreigner or are you one of us?

True Story:

Early in the morning - on Shavuot in 1999 - , waiting for God's Promise to be fulfilled, I was standing in my kitchen when the Holy Spirit whispered so crystal clear:

"You must go back to the Synagogue.
They are speaking about you".

I was a little hesitant, but in obedience I got into my car - I was ready, dressed in white as the custom is on Shavuot / Pentecost - and I drove to Kenesseth Israel Congregation, an Orthodox Synagogue in St. Louis Park, MN. I entered with a prayer on my lips. It was not my choice of Place of Worship... not that I did not like it - no, I loved the Hebrew Songs, the Reading of Torah, the Rituals and Customs of the Orthodox Jewish Faith, the Blessing of the Wine and the Breaking of the Bread after the Service...but let's go back a little:

A girlfriend invited me to attend the Chanukah Dinner on 12/13/1998. The Rabbi just had another child - NOAH - I held NOAH in my arms and said a quiet prayer over him. Then
it happened. An older Jewish gentleman, Mr. Goldfarb, approached me with this question: "Do you believe JESUS is the Messiah?"

I was stunned but quickly answered :"Absolutely! I'll prove it to you!" I brought the New Testament in Hebrew with me, opened it to MATTHEW 12:8 : "For the Son of Man is LORD of the SABBATH." Then I asked Mr Goldfarb: "Don't you keep the SABBATH HOLY?" He said: "Of course! I'm a Jew!" To which I answered: "Then here it says that "HE is your LORD!" With that I put the New Testament away.
Mr. Goldfarb got very excited, and before he left he said : "But you would not convert anybody, would you?"
The Holy Spirit guided my answer: "What do you want to convert to? Y'shua is a Jew! He did what you do! You don't have to convert, all you have to do is accept HIM as the Messiah!" At that Mr. Goldfarb turned away and I could see that he knew the MESSIAH, The Holy One of Israel. "What is His name? And what is His Sons Name (Proverb 30:4) Surely you know?" HIS strong Name is: Y'SHUA HA-MASHIACH.

Now, I'm the one who needs to talk to Rabbi Goldberger about conversion. I'm the one who has to convert to Judaism, that is why I am in that Synagogue I thought. The next morning I got hold of Rabbi Goldberger by telephone and I nervously said: "Rabbi Goldberger, I sent you my Testimony titled "The Spirit and the Bride". The Rabbi replied that he received it and "read some of it" - I continued: "I would like to talk to you about conversion". To which Rabbi Goldberger said: "Do you believe that Jesus is THE MESSIAH?" Within 12 hours I'm asked this exact same question twice, but I cannot renounce you, LORD, I prayed quietly. So with all my conviction I said: "Well, absolutely, HE is a Jewish Man you know!"

To which the Rabbi said : "We don't believe that God has a son, we don't believe in three gods, we believe in ONE GOD, so if you want to convert, you must renounce JESUS".
I was stunned and wondered why the LORD would direct my steps to that Synagogue with our beliefs being so very different! He did not want to meet with me because he was leaving to visit some "Swiss Friends" which I thought was God's sense of humour since I am orginally from Switzerland.

Praying much during the following days, I received a small check from a relative: $ 500. But I needed much more, so I sent the money to Rabbi Goldberger inside a Christmas Card. The money was returned to me with a note that said: "We do not take money from Missionary Organizations and quit sending Missionary Material." I was hurt: I'm not an Organization. I sent my personal Testimony - 70 pages of my walk with the Holy Spirit titled "The Spirit and the Bride". (Incidentially this Passage will be read in every Catholic Church around the world on Sunday before Shavuot -
"I, Jesus, sent my angel to give you this testimony for the Churches. I am the root and offspring of David, the bright morning star. The Spirit and the bride say "Come". Let the hearer say, "Come". Let the one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water. The one who gives this testimony says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! Maranatha!
The grace of the Lord Y'SHUA / Jesus be with all.")

But before I received that written rejection, I attended a full Shabbat Service on 12/26/1998 - Saturday Morning. With my house in forclosure, having no income, depending on "HIM" for everything, I was obedient to the Holy Spirit. What did I have to lose? In 5 days my house will be gone and I had no hope of any money being dropped off in the meantime. I needed a Miracle. It was that simple.
The reading on 12/26/1998 was from EZEKIEL 37:15-28 - "And I will take the stick of the House of Israel and I will take the stick of the House of Judah... and I will make them ONE STICK IN MY HAND"... The Holy Spirit had shown me this passage as the KEY to HIS PLAN, especially Ezekiel 37:22. When I closed out my business checking account in July 1998, the balance was $ 37.22... Who can be this precise,but the ONE who knows EVERYTHING. Ezekiel 37:22:

"and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again."

That was so cool, but what was cooler: Miraculously the LORD provided over $8,000 to get my house out of foreclosure on the last possible day - 12/31/1998.
From that day on I attended Services every Shabbat, knowing full well that my lifelyhood depended on it. Thus
the opposition was not from my side, far from it.

But going back a little further: It was the prompting of the Holy Spirit which brought me to that Synagogue on a Friday night in September 1998 with the following words: "You must go to the Synagogue." I sat in the Street in my car and argued: "But they don't love You", (meaning Y'SHUA / JESUS). But the Holy Spirit said: "THIS IS MY FATHER'S HOUSE, GO HERE!" I did. I want God's Blessings more than anything else... I followed the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT. Obedience is better than sacrifice. I entered and a voice behind me said: "And you are?" It was Rabbi Chaim Goldberger. I introduced myself as Monique White, the white for "White as Snow". The Rabbi shook my hand. I asked whether I could attend the services. I received permission. I was the only woman at the service. The usher asked: How did you hear about us? I said : "The Lord told me!" The Rabbi was not fooled, he knew I had no clue about Judaism. The LORD? We say HASHEM... But how did I even know about that Orthodox !
Synagogue hidden in this residential area in St. Louis Park?

In June 1998 I met an Orthodox Jewish Woman from Jerusalem, Cheryl, who had accepted Y'SHUA as her LORD and SAVIOR. She originally set up an appointment for me to receive the Mikvah - the Jewish Purificaion Bath in June 1998. It is at that time that we celebrated our first "kosher Shabbat", with the dishes and myself purified at Kenesseth Israel Synagogue, kosher food from Fishmanns etc. Waiting for God's promised miracle... The Mogen David cost $ 8.04... = 804 = 408 ...see below. Cheryl said: "That's our Mezzuzah" and she taped the receipt on the door like a real Mezzuzah.

But returning to my story: I am attending weekly Shabbat Services at Kenesseth Israel, we are now approaching Passover 1999 and after I received the Mikvah at this Synagogue for the 5th time since June 1998 -I was approached by a member of the Synagogue, a woman, who informed me that I was "not welcome" at their Synagogue. But could I follow my way or did I have to follow the direction of the Holy Spirit? I want God's Blessings more than anything else. The choice was clear. He would make a way, remove the mountains, open our eyes...
The Holy Spirit asked me to go back even so I was rejected by this woman and the other 9 who looked on - I prayed all the way - hoping for God's multi-faceted promise to be fulfilled. I was the 2nd woman there, but soon the Synagogue started to fill up and I was surrounded by the regular members and many unkown faces who attend only for the special Festivals. All were praising, praying and singing Songs to the God of Israel. I could only mouth the words - the Lord had removed my voice entirely. Not a sound came from my lips.

The Rabbi said: "Let us go to page 804 - The Book of Ruth". The woman next to me said:
"Are you a foreigner or are you one of us?"
I could not give her an answer - my voice was completely gone. The entire Book of Ruth is being read on that day - every year - on Shavuot / Pentecost. The date as I said was 5/22/1999. The Book of Ruth ended on page 408 in the Ryrie Study Bible, the bible I read in those days. This made me smile, because the LORD connects even the smallest detail - Hebrew is read from right to left - 408 = 804 -to reveal His Plan for all of Mankind. I was very familiar with the Book of Ruth because the Lord had spoken to me about "Ruth" starting in March 1997. But even before 1997 the number "408" became significant. Here is why:

In January of 1995 I attended a Fundraiser for Teen Challenge, a Christian based Rehab for Teens and Adults.
Cris Carter from the Vikings was the Keynote Speaker:
He shared his Testimony based on Ezekiel 37:1-15 - the Valley of dry bones. On each table was a 10" Statue called "The Rapture Bride" - a large version - 8 feet in height - was displayed on the Podium. Since it was for a good cause, I bought the Statue on my table signed by the artist - David - who was present. The Limited Number Edition :# 408

I liked it because my Birthday is 4/8/48. I met the artist and we became friends after the Teen Challenge Fundraiser 1n 1996, one year later. I'll share David's Testimony about : "The Rapture Bride" on a different page.

Nothing particular happened on that Shavuot in 1999 besides the fact that I became very ill and had to stay in bed for a few days. The LORD prompted me to go back and read GENESIS - "Go back to the Beginning", He said.

Now we are approaching Shavuot again, falling on the same date: 5/22/2007 - 5th Sivan 6007 - 8.24pm - Candle lighting time- my special prayer time every Tuesday at
Our Lady of the Lake in Mound, Eucharistic Adoration 8-9 pm, watch and pray for an hour, pray for Shalom / Peace to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, pray for the conversion of hearts to Y'shua Ha-Mashiach, pray for an end to abortion, pray for the 10 Commandments, pray for restoration of Marriage between only ONE man and ONE woman, pray for the coming of the Holy Spirit like in the book of

Acts 2 - Coming of the Holy Spirit
1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

The Crowd's Response
5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs-we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God." 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "Whatever could this mean?"
13 Others mocking said, "They are full of new wine."

Peter's Sermon
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 ' And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.
21 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the LORD
Shall be saved.'

22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know- 23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. 25 For David says concerning Him:

' I foresaw the LORD always before my face,
For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;
Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.
27 For You will not leave my soul in Hades,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of joy in Your presence.'

29 "Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, 31 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
34 "For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:

' The LORD said to my Lord,

" Sit at My right hand,
35 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool."'

Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth Shalom/Peace to those on whom his favor rests. Amen & Amen
May God fulfill all His promises as written in His Word.
"In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God..." John 1:1

Below is the Book of Ruth in its entirety and Matthew
Chapter One- the Genealogy of Y'shua/Jesus:

Ruth 1-4 (New King James Version)
New King James Version (NKJV)
Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Ruth 1
Elimelech's Family Goes to Moab
1 Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 2 The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion-Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there. 3 Then Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. 4 Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years. 5 Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband.
Naomi Returns with Ruth

6 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the LORD had visited His people by giving them bread. 7 Therefore she went out from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah. 8 And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go, return each to her mother's house. The LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. 9 The LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband."
So she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept. 10 And they said to her, "Surely we will return with you to your people."
11 But Naomi said, "Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Are there still sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? 12 Turn back, my daughters, go-for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, if I should have a husband tonight and should also bear sons, 13 would you wait for them till they were grown? Would you restrain yourselves from having husbands? No, my daughters; for it grieves me very much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me!"
14 Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.
15 And she said, "Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law."
16 But Ruth said:

" Entreat me not to leave you,
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.
17 Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The LORD do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me."

18 When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she stopped speaking to her.
19 Now the two of them went until they came to Bethlehem. And it happened, when they had come to Bethlehem, that all the city was excited because of them; and the women said, "Is this Naomi?"
20 But she said to them, "Do not call me Naomi;[a] call me Mara,[b] for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 21 I went out full, and the LORD has brought me home again empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?"
22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. Now they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.

Ruth 2
Ruth Meets Boaz
1 There was a relative of Naomi's husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz. 2 So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor."
And she said to her, "Go, my daughter."
3 Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.
4 Now behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, "The LORD be with you!"
And they answered him, "The LORD bless you!"
5 Then Boaz said to his servant who was in charge of the reapers, "Whose young woman is this?"
6 So the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered and said, "It is the young Moabite woman who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab. 7 And she said, 'Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.' So she came and has continued from morning until now, though she rested a little in the house."
8 Then Boaz said to Ruth, "You will listen, my daughter, will you not? Do not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close by my young women. 9 Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Have I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn."
10 So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, "Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?"
11 And Boaz answered and said to her, "It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before. 12 The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge."
13 Then she said, "Let me find favor in your sight, my lord; for you have comforted me, and have spoken kindly to your maidservant, though I am not like one of your maidservants."
14 Now Boaz said to her at mealtime, "Come here, and eat of the bread, and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar." So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed parched grain to her; and she ate and was satisfied, and kept some back. 15 And when she rose up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, "Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her. 16 Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her; leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her."
17 So she gleaned in the field until evening, and beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. 18 Then she took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. So she brought out and gave to her what she had kept back after she had been satisfied.
19 And her mother-in-law said to her, "Where have you gleaned today? And where did you work? Blessed be the one who took notice of you."
So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, "The man's name with whom I worked today is Boaz."
20 Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, "Blessed be he of the LORD, who has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead!" And Naomi said to her, "This man is a relation of ours, one of our close relatives."
21 Ruth the Moabitess said, "He also said to me, 'You shall stay close by my young men until they have finished all my harvest.'"
22 And Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, "It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, and that people do not meet you in any other field." 23 So she stayed close by the young women of Boaz, to glean until the end of barley harvest and wheat harvest; and she dwelt with her mother-in-law.
Ruth 3
Ruth's Redemption Assured
1 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? 2 Now Boaz, whose young women you were with, is he not our relative? In fact, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. 3 Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself, put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. 4 Then it shall be, when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies; and you shall go in, uncover his feet, and lie down; and he will tell you what you should do."
5 And she said to her, "All that you say to me I will do."
6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law instructed her. 7 And after Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was cheerful, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came softly, uncovered his feet, and lay down.
8 Now it happened at midnight that the man was startled, and turned himself; and there, a woman was lying at his feet. 9 And he said, "Who are you?"
So she answered, "I am Ruth, your maidservant. Take your maidservant under your wing,[c] for you are a close relative."
10 Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, in that you did not go after young men, whether poor or rich. 11 And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman. 12 Now it is true that I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I. 13 Stay this night, and in the morning it shall be that if he will perform the duty of a close relative for you-good; let him do it. But if he does not want to perform the duty for you, then I will perform the duty for you, as the LORD lives! Lie down until morning."
14 So she lay at his feet until morning, and she arose before one could recognize another. Then he said, "Do not let it be known that the woman came to the threshing floor." 15 Also he said, "Bring the shawl that is on you and hold it." And when she held it, he measured six ephahs of barley, and laid it on her. Then she[d] went into the city.
16 When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, "Is that you, my daughter?"
Then she told her all that the man had done for her. 17 And she said, "These six ephahs of barley he gave me; for he said to me, 'Do not go empty-handed to your mother-in-law.'"
18 Then she said, "Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day."
Ruth 4
Boaz Redeems Ruth
1 Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there; and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz had spoken came by. So Boaz said, "Come aside, friend,[e] sit down here." So he came aside and sat down. 2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, "Sit down here." So they sat down. 3 Then he said to the close relative, "Naomi, who has come back from the country of Moab, sold the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech. 4 And I thought to inform you, saying, 'Buy it back in the presence of the inhabitants and the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if you[f] will not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am next after you.'"
And he said, "I will redeem it."
5 Then Boaz said, "On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to perpetuate[g] the name of the dead through his inheritance."
6 And the close relative said, "I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I ruin my own inheritance. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it."
7 Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning redeeming and exchanging, to confirm anything: one man took off his sandal and gave it to the other, and this was a confirmation in Israel.
8 Therefore the close relative said to Boaz, "Buy it for yourself." So he took off his sandal. 9 And Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, from the hand of Naomi. 10 Moreover, Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, I have acquired as my wife, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance, that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from his position at the gate.[h] You are witnesses this day."
11 And all the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the house of Israel; and may you prosper in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. 12 May your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, because of the offspring which the LORD will give you from this young woman."
Descendants of Boaz and Ruth

13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife; and when he went in to her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son. 14 Then the women said to Naomi, "Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a close relative; and may his name be famous in Israel! 15 And may he be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him." 16 Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her bosom, and became a nurse to him. 17 Also the neighbor women gave him a name, saying, "There is a son born to Naomi." And they called his name Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
18 Now this is the genealogy of Perez: Perez begot Hezron; 19 Hezron begot Ram, and Ram begot Amminadab; 20 Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon;[i] 21 Salmon begot Boaz, and Boaz begot Obed; 22 Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David.

(The father of Jesse, the father of David, indicating the place of Obed, Jesse and David in the line of Judah and the ancestry of Christ, the Messiah, in Hebrew Y'shua
Ha-Mashiach; cf Matthew 1:5f)

Matthew 1 (New King James Version)
New King James Version (NKJV)
Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Matthew 1
The Genealogy of Jesus Christ
1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:
2 Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. 4 Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. 5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, 6 and Jesse begot David the king.

David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife[a] of Uriah. 7 Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa.[b] 8 Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. 9 Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon,[c] and Amon begot Josiah. 11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. 14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. 15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. 16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.
Christ Born of Mary

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,"[d] which is translated, "God with us."
24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son.[e] And he called His name JESUS.
(added: Jesus in Hebrew is Y'shua mean ng Salvation.
Y'shua Ha-Mashiach = Jesus the Messiah)


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