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Parsha Ekev

Parsha Ekev

Parsha Ekev עֵקֶב is the forty-six parsha in the annual reading cycle. It is the third reading in Dueteronomy (Devarim). As per Rabbi Sacks, this parsha contains the Stipulations – the General Provisions.

Ekev עֵקֶב is translated as “as a result“. JPS translates is as “because“. BDB provides four definitions (1) as a consequence of, (2) because, (3)  reward, or (4) end. 1

In English, Ekev can be spelled 6 ways: (1) E-I-K-E-V, (2) E-K-E-V, (3) E-K-E-B, (4) E-Q-E-V (5) A-I-K-E-V, AND (6) E-Q-E-B

Ekev עֵקֶב is the second word and the first distinctive word in verse 12. See the Hebrew text below.

יב וְהָיָה ׀ עֵקֶב תִּשְׁמְעוּן אֵת הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים הָאֵלֶּה וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם וַֽעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם וְשָׁמַר יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְךָ אֶֽת־הַבְּרִית וְאֶת־הַחֶסֶד אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַֽאֲבֹתֶֽיךָ:

Parsha Readings

Torah: Deuteronomy (Devarim) 7.12 – 11.25
Halftorah: Isaiah 49.24 – 55.5
Brit Hahagaddah: Jn. 7.37 – 52

Parsha Aliyah:

First reading — Deut. (Devarim) 7.12 – 8.10
Second reading — Deut. (Devarim) 8.11-9.3
Third reading — Deut. (Devarim) 9.4 – 29
Fourth reading — Deut. (Devarim) 10.1-11
Fifth reading — Deut. (Devarim) 10.12-11.9
Sixth reading — Deut. (Devarim) 11.10-21
Seventh reading — Deut. (Devarim)11.22 – 25

Parsha Ekev Stats

  • Hebrew letters – 6,865
  • Hebrew words – 1,747
  • Pesukim (sentences) – 111
  • Lines in a Torah Scroll- 232
  • Double Count – 1 – 7.22
  • Scribal Practices – 1  (9.24 small mem)
  • Hebrew text for Parsha Ekev עֵקֶב
  • Number of Mitzvot 2 in Parsha Ekev עֵקֶב
  • Maimonides says: 0
    • Positive – 0
    • Negative – 0
  • Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 8
    • Positive – 6
    • Negative – 2

Parsha Ekev Scriptures

A1: 7.12 - 8.10A2: 8.11-9.3A3: 9.4-29A4: 10.1-11A5: 10.12-11.9A6: 11.10-21A7: 11.22-25Halftorah: Isaiah 49.14 - 51.3Brit Hahagaddah: Heb 11.8-13Copyright

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 7.12 – 8.10 (Parsha Ekev, Aliyah 1)

Deu 7:12  And it shall come to pass, because ye hearken to these ordinances, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep with thee the covenant and the mercy which He swore unto thy fathers,
Deu 7:13  and He will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee; He will also bless the fruit of thy body and the fruit of thy land, thy corn and thy wine and thine oil, the increase of thy kine and the young of thy flock, in the land which He swore unto thy fathers to give thee.
Deu 7:14  Thou shalt be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
Deu 7:15  And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness; and He will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee, but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.
Deu 7:16  And thou shalt consume all the peoples that the LORD thy God shall deliver unto thee; thine eye shall not pity them; neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.
Deu 7:17  If thou shalt say in thy heart: ‘These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?’
Deu 7:18  thou shalt not be afraid of them; thou shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt:
Deu 7:19  the great trials which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out; so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the peoples of whom thou art afraid.
Deu 7:20  Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and they that hide themselves, perish from before thee.
Deu 7:21  Thou shalt not be affrighted at them; for the LORD thy God is in the midst of thee, a God great and awful.
Deu 7:22  And the LORD thy God will cast out those nations before thee by little and little; thou mayest not consume them quickly, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.
Deu 7:23  But the LORD thy God shall deliver them up before thee, and shall discomfit them with a great discomfiture, until they be destroyed.
Deu 7:24  And He shall deliver their kings into thy hand, and thou shalt make their name to perish from under heaven; there shall no man be able to stand against thee, until thou have destroyed them.
Deu 7:25  The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire; thou shalt not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein; for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
Deu 7:26  And thou shalt not bring an abomination into thy house, and be accursed like unto it; thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a devoted thing.

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 8 (Parsha Ekev, Aliyah 1)

Deu 8:1  All the commandment which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers.
Deu 8:2  And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God hath led thee these forty years in the wilderness, that He might afflict thee, to prove thee, to know what was in thy heart, whether thou wouldest keep His commandments, or no.
Deu 8:3  And He afflicted thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every thing that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Deu 8:4  Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
Deu 8:5  And thou shalt consider in thy heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
Deu 8:6  And thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in His ways, and to fear Him.
Deu 8:7  For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths, springing forth in valleys and hills;
Deu 8:8  a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey;
Deu 8:9  a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
Deu 8:10  And thou shalt eat and be satisfied, and bless the LORD thy God for the good land which He hath given thee.

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 8.11-9.3 (Parsha Ekev, Aliyah 2)

Deu 8:11  Beware lest thou forget the LORD thy God, in not keeping His commandments, and His ordinances, and His statutes, which I command thee this day;
Deu 8:12  lest when thou hast eaten and art satisfied, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
Deu 8:13  and when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
Deu 8:14  then thy heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage;
Deu 8:15  who led thee through the great and dreadful wilderness, wherein were serpents, fiery serpents, and scorpions, and thirsty ground where was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
Deu 8:16  who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that He might afflict thee, and that He might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
Deu 8:17  and thou say in thy heart: ‘My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.’
Deu 8:18  But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God, for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Deu 8:19  And it shall be, if thou shalt forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I forewarn you this day that ye shall surely perish.
Deu 8:20  As the nations that the LORD maketh to perish before you, so shall ye perish; because ye would not hearken unto the voice of the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 9 (Parsha Ekev, Aliyah 2)

Deu 9:1  Hear, O Israel: thou art to pass over the Jordan this day, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fortified up to heaven,
Deu 9:2  a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say: ‘Who can stand before the sons of Anak?’
Deu 9:3  Know therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is He who goeth over before thee as a devouring fire; He will destroy them, and He will bring them down before thee; so shalt thou drive them out, and make them to perish quickly, as the LORD hath spoken unto thee.

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 9.4-29 (Parsha Ekev, Aliyah 3)

Deu 9:4  Speak not thou in thy heart, after that the LORD thy God hath thrust them out from before thee, saying: ‘For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land’; whereas for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
Deu 9:5  Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thy heart, dost thou go in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that He may establish the word which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Deu 9:6  Know therefore that it is not for thy righteousness that the LORD thy God giveth thee this good land to possess it; for thou art a stiffnecked people.
Deu 9:7  Remember, forget thou not, how thou didst make the LORD thy God wroth in the wilderness; from the day that thou didst go forth out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
Deu 9:8  Also in Horeb ye made the LORD wroth, and the LORD was angered with you to have destroyed you.
Deu 9:9  When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water.
Deu 9:10  And the LORD delivered unto me the two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spoke with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
Deu 9:11  And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.
Deu 9:12  And the LORD said unto me: ‘Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people that thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have dealt corruptly; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.’

Deu 9:13  Furthermore the LORD spoke unto me, saying: ‘I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people;
Deu 9:14  let Me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.’
Deu 9:15  So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire; and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.
Deu 9:16  And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God; ye had made you a molten calf; ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.
Deu 9:17  And I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes.
Deu 9:18  And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water; because of all your sin which ye sinned, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him.
Deu 9:19  For I was in dread of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me that time also.
Deu 9:20  Moreover the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him; and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
Deu 9:21  And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and beat it in pieces, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust; and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount. –
Deu 9:22  And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye made the LORD wroth.
Deu 9:23  And when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying: ‘Go up and possess the land which I have given you’; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed Him not, nor hearkened to His voice.
Deu 9:24  Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you. –
Deu 9:25  So I fell down before the LORD the forty days and forty nights that I fell down; because the LORD had said He would destroy you.
Deu 9:26  And I prayed unto the LORD, and said: ‘O Lord GOD, destroy not Thy people and Thine inheritance, that Thou hast redeemed through Thy greatness, that Thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
Deu 9:27  Remember Thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin;
Deu 9:28  lest the land whence Thou broughtest us out say: Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which He promised unto them, and because He hated them, He hath brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.
Deu 9:29  Yet they are Thy people and Thine inheritance, that Thou didst bring out by Thy great power and by Thy outstretched arm.’

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 10.1-11 (Parsha Ekev, Aliyah 4)

Deu 10:1  At that time the LORD said unto me: ‘Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto Me into the mount; and make thee an ark of wood.
Deu 10:2  And I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which thou didst break, and thou shalt put them in the ark.’
Deu 10:3  So I made an ark of acacia-wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in my hand.
Deu 10:4  And He wrote on the tables according to the first writing, the ten words, which the LORD spoke unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly; and the LORD gave them unto me.
Deu 10:5  And I turned and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they are, as the LORD commanded me. –
Deu 10:6  And the children of Israel journeyed from Beeroth-benejaakan to Moserah; there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest’s office in his stead.
Deu 10:7  From thence they journeyed unto Gudgod; and from Gudgod to Jotbah, a land of brooks of water. –
Deu 10:8  At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto Him, and to bless in His name, unto this day.
Deu 10:9  Wherefore Levi hath no portion nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD thy God spoke unto him. –
Deu 10:10  Now I stayed in the mount, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me that time also; the LORD would not destroy thee.
Deu 10:11  And the LORD said unto me: ‘Arise, go before the people, causing them to set forward, that they may go in and possess the land, which I swore unto their fathers to give unto them.’

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 10.12-11.9 (Parsha Ekev, Aliyah 5)

Deu 10:12  And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul;
Deu 10:13  to keep for thy good the commandments of the LORD, and His statutes, which I command thee this day?
Deu 10:14  Behold, unto the LORD thy God belongeth the heaven, and the heaven of heavens, the earth, with all that therein is.
Deu 10:15  Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and He chose their seed after them, even you, above all peoples, as it is this day.
Deu 10:16  Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
Deu 10:17  For the LORD your God, He is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the awful, who regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward.
Deu 10:18  He doth execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
Deu 10:19  Love ye therefore the stranger; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Deu 10:20  Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; Him shalt thou serve; and to Him shalt thou cleave, and by His name shalt thou swear.
Deu 10:21  He is thy glory, and He is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and tremendous things, which thine eyes have seen.
Deu 10:22  Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 11 (Parsha Ekev, Aliyah 5)

Deu 11:1  Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep His charge, and His statutes, and His ordinances, and His commandments, alway.
Deu 11:2  And know ye this day; for I speak not with your children that have not known, and that have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, His greatness, His mighty hand, and His outstretched arm,
Deu 11:3  and His signs, and His works, which He did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land;
Deu 11:4  and what He did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how He made the water of the Red Sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this day;
Deu 11:5  and what He did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came unto this place;
Deu 11:6  and what He did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben; how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and every living substance that followed them, in the midst of all Israel;
Deu 11:7  but your eyes have seen all the great work of the LORD which He did.
Deu 11:8  Therefore shall ye keep all the commandment which I command thee this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go over to possess it;
Deu 11:9  and that ye may prolong your days upon the land, which the LORD swore unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 11.10-21 (Parsha Ekev, Aliyah 6)

Deu 11:10  For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou didst sow thy seed, and didst water it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs;
Deu 11:11  but the land, whither ye go over to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water as the rain of heaven cometh down;
Deu 11:12  a land which the LORD thy God careth for; the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
Deu 11:13  And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto My commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,
Deu 11:14  that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the former rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
Deu 11:15  And I will give grass in thy fields for thy cattle, and thou shalt eat and be satisfied.
Deu 11:16  Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
Deu 11:17  and the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and He shut up the heaven, so that there shall be no rain, and the ground shall not yield her fruit; and ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
Deu 11:18  Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul; and ye shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.
Deu 11:19  And ye shall teach them your children, talking of them, when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deu 11:20  And thou shalt write them upon the door-posts of thy house, and upon thy gates;
Deu 11:21  that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, upon the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth.

Deuteronomy (Devarim) 11.22-25 (Parsha Ekev, Aliyah 7)

Deu 11:22  For if ye shall diligently keep all this commandment which I command you, to do it, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to cleave unto Him,
Deu 11:23  then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves.
Deu 11:24  Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall be your border.
Deu 11:25  There shall no man be able to stand against you: the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as He hath spoken unto you.

Isaiah 49.14 – 51.3 (Parsha Ekev, Haftarah)

Isa 49:14  But Zion said: ‘The LORD hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten me.’
Isa 49:15  Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, these may forget, yet will not I forget thee.
Isa 49:16  Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands; thy walls are continually before Me.
Isa 49:17  Thy children make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth from thee.
Isa 49:18  Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all as with an ornament, and gird thyself with them, like a bride.
Isa 49:19  For thy waste and thy desolate places and thy land that hath been destroyed – surely now shalt thou be too strait for the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
Isa 49:20  The children of thy bereavement shall yet say in thine ears: ‘The place is too strait for me; give place to me that I may dwell.’
Isa 49:21  Then shalt thou say in thy heart: ‘Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have been bereaved of my children, and am solitary, an exile, and wandering to and fro? And who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where were they?’
Isa 49:22  Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations, and set up Mine ensign to the peoples, and they shall bring thy sons in their bosom, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
Isa 49:23  And kings shall be thy foster-fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers; they shall bow down to thee with their face to the earth, and lick the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD, for they shall not be ashamed that wait for Me.
Isa 49:24  Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the captives of the victorious be delivered?
Isa 49:25  But thus saith the LORD: Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; and I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
Isa 49:26  And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine; and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour, and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

Isaiah 50 (Parsha Ekev, Haftarah)

Isa 50:1  Thus saith the LORD: Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement, wherewith I have put her away? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were ye sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away.
Isa 50:2  Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is My hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish become foul, because there is no water, and die for thirst.
Isa 50:3  I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
Isa 50:4  The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of them that are taught, that I should know how to sustain with words him that is weary; He wakeneth morning by morning, He wakeneth mine ear to hear as they that are taught.
Isa 50:5  The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward.
Isa 50:6  I gave my back to the smiters, and my checks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
Isa 50:7  For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore have I not been confounded; therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
Isa 50:8  He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand up together; who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
Isa 50:9  Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? Behold, they all shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.
Isa 50:10  Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of His servant? though he walketh in darkness, and hath no light, let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
Isa 50:11  Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that gird yourselves with firebrands, begone in the flame of your fire, and among the brands that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of My hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.

Isaiah 51 (Parsha Ekev, Haftarah)

Isa 51:1  Hearken to Me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD; look unto the rock whence ye were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye were digged.
Isa 51:2  Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.
Isa 51:3  For the LORD hath comforted Zion; He hath comforted all her waste places, and hath made her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Heb 11.8-13  (Parsha Ekev, Renewed Covenant)

Heb 11:8  By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
Heb 11:9  By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.
Heb 11:10  For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.
Heb 11:11  By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.
Heb 11:12  Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.
Heb 11:13  These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.

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Wikipedia Article on Eikev


Covenant & Conversation Commentary – Rabbi Sacks book on Amazon. Parsha Ekev contains a total of five different articles on pages 85 – 115.

The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon – One of the most used Hebrew and English Lexicons among serious Bible students.


Ekev 5771 – Covenant & Conversation – Rabbi Johnathan Sacks’ YouTube teaching

Hebrew in Israel – Torah Portion Eqev– Yoel HaLevi’s teaching series Learn Torah on Parsha Eqev

Hebrew in Israel – Haftarah Portion Eqev– Yoel HaLevi teaching series Learn Torah on the Haftarah on Parsha Eqev

Torah Pearls #46 – Eikev – Nehemia Gordan’s teaching on Parsha Vaetchanan

Prophet Pearls – Eikev – Nehemia Gordan’s teaching series on the Haftarah for Parsha Eikev



  1. The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon  2012, Hendrickson Publishing, Massachusetts, pg 784, S# 6118
  2. Wikipedia

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