Parasha Tetzaveh- thoughts/insights/connections For His Splendor and Glory, Borne over the Heart!
*Ezekiel 44;5 HASHEM said to me, “Son of Man, set your heart and see with your eyes and hear with your ears all that I am saying to you about the laws of the Temple of HASHEM and all its teachings; set your heart toward the entrance of the Temple, and to all the exits of the Sanctuary.
Tetzaveh- you shall command
This portion begins with the command regarding the pure oil used in the Menorah and goes on in great detail describing the Priestly garments. In verses 1-5 of Exodus 28 alone, the word vestments in English is used four times. Holy Vestments in which Aaron and his sons are to minister to HASHEM. As with all parts of the Mishkan itself, in these vestments we are clearly pointed to our High Priest Yeshua the Messiah. The portion goes on describing the inauguration offerings and finally the Incense Altar. Each element in this portion is tied directly to our intercessor at the Right Hand of the Father and I pray he will be exalted as we go through this beautiful portion.
*Revelation 22. 1 Next the angel showed me a river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 Between the main street and the river was the Tree of Life producing twelve kinds of fruit, a different kind every month; and the leaves of the tree were for healing the nations-3 no longer will there be any curses. The throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will worship him; 4 they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night will no longer exist, so they will need neither the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because ADONAI, God, will shine upon them. And they will reign as kings forever and ever.
*Genesis 1;1 In the beginning of God’s creating the heavens and the earth-2when the earth was astonishingly empty, with darkness upon the surface of the deep, and the Divine Presence hovered upon the surface of the waters-3 God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and God separated between the light and the darkness. 5 God called to the light, “Day,” and to the darkness He called: “Night.” and there was evening and morning, one day.
*Exodus 27;20 Now you shall command the Children of Israel that they shall take for you pure olive oil, pressed for illuminations, to kindle a lamp continually. 21 In the Tent of Meeting, outside the Partition that is near the Testimonial-Tablets, Aaron and his sons shall arrange it from evening until morning, before HASHEM, an eternal decree for their generations, from the Children of Israel.
–Sundown is the beginning of a biblical ‘day’. We read that the Menorah was to be kindled continually, evening to morning…everyday. The Menorah fashioned as a living almond tree symbolizes life. Aside from this light there would be no light in the holy place by which the priests could perform their service. Only by Yeshua’s life and light, his service…are we able to come to the Father. I AM THAT I AM, revealed “himself” to Moshe in the form of a bush that was lit a flame, it burned yet was not consumed. There at the ‘beginning’ of this journey from Egypt Yeshua’s light was leading the way….still his light in the Holy place gives access to holy service of HASHEM.
*John 14; 6 Yeshua said, “I AM the Way- and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me. 7 Because you have known me, you will also know my Father; from now on, you do know Him- in fact, you have seen him.”
*Exodus 3;14 HASHEM answered Moses, ” I Shall Be As I Shall Be.” And He said, “So shall you say to the Children of Israel, ‘I Shall Be has sent me to you.’ “15 God said further to Moses, “So shall you say to the Children of Israel, ‘HASHEM, the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has dispatched me to you. This is My Name forever, and this is My remembrance from generation to generation.’
–The olive oil used in the Menorah was to be pure, top grade with no sediment…the other grades of oil were used in other parts of the service…but this oil was special. This was a part of the service to HASHEM that everyone could be a part of. When the people made the oil and brought it to HASHEM it was as if they were a part of this light, the time and effort they had invested with all their hearts was illuminated and shared among the whole community…shining in the Holy Place.
*Exodus 28;1 Now you, bring near to yourself Aaron your brother and his sons with him, from among the Children of Israel-Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Elazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron-to minister to Me. 2 You shall make vestments of sanctity for your brother, for glory and splendor. 3 And you shall speak to all the wise-hearted people whom I have invested with a spirit of wisdom, and they shall make the vestments of Aaron, to sanctify him to minister to Me.
–Vestments of glory and splendor! Kavod- honor, glory. Tiferet- beauty, ornate. These vestments served to function in the Priests duties and would set him apart for the holiness of this service. It was people with wise hearts, whom HASHEM had ordained and invested wisdom into whom would make these sanctified garments. When we think about where our clothes come from do we often think, “That designer sure has a heart of wisdom.” or “That style must surely have come from a wise man.”? In this case this God given gift of wisdom was key in putting these garments together. Not only would the person have to understand the significance of each piece but they would painstakingly ensure that each and every thread was perfect, according to God’s specific instruction. After all, this is the man whom would come before God on behalf of the people. It is up to God’s reception of this intercessor that would ensure atonement…forgiveness. These holy vestments are a far cry from the garb of today (where humility is a non issue, the more eye catching and pleasing the better today) nor should there be any comparison except to say, clearly…God cares what we wear. If our service to Him is to be every day all the time, what we choose to don should be just as much a part as the other ‘parts’ of our service. Modesty, humility, set apart for Him…He is our banner and we should don His authority over our lives even in our ‘vestments’ as we go into our day’s to perform our service unto Him.
*Numbers 15;37 HASHEM said to Moses, saying: “Speak to the Children of Israel and say to them that they shall make themselves tzitzis on the corners of their garments, throughout their generations. And they shall place upon the ztitzis of each corner a thread of turquoise wool. 39 It shall constitute ztitzis for you. that you may see it and remember all the commandments of HASHEM and perform them; and not explore after your heart and after your eyes after which you stray. 40 So that you may remember and perform all of My commandments and be holy to your God.
–Pure Gold- zahav tahor- speaks of royalty.
Blue- techelet, this is the blue die spoken of in Numbers 15. A small token of priesthood for each and every person. Blue is associated with the heavenly realm, the realm of God.
Purple- the color of a king. (Esther 8; 15 Mordechai left the kings presence clad in royal apparel of turquoise and white with a large gold crown and a robe of fine linen and purple.
Daniel 5;7…The King exclaimed to the sages of Babylonia that any person who would read this writing and tell its interpretation would wear royal purple with a chain of gold on his neck, and would rule one third of the kingdom.
John 19;1 Pilate then took Yeshua and had him flogged. 2The soldiers twisted thorn branches into a crown and placed it on his head., put a purple robe on him, 3and went up to him, saying over and over, “Hail, ‘king of the Jews!’ ” and hitting him in the face.
Scarlet- symbolizes purification. A deep red color is associated with blood.
(Isaiah 1;18 Come, now, let us reason together, says HASHEM. If your sins are like scarlet they will become white as snow; if they have become red as crimson, they will become [white] as wool.
White- in the ancient world linen was never dyed, it represents purity. On the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) even the high priest dons the while tunic, not the ornate Breastplate,etc.
*Exodus 28;6 They shall make the Ephod of gold; turquoise, purple and scarlet wool, and twisted linen, a weaver’s craft. 7 It shall have two shoulder straps attached to its two ends, and it shall be attached. 8 The belt with which it is emplaced, which is on it. shall be of the same workmanship, it shall be made of it, of gold; turquoise, purple, and scarlet wool, and twisted linen. 9 You shall take the two shoham stones and engrave upon them the names of the sons of Israel; 10 six of their names on one stone, and the names of the six remaining ones on the second stone, according to their birth. 11 A jewelers craft, like the engraving of a signet ring, shall you engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel; encircled with gold settings shall you make them.
–The two Shoham stones are very special. Unlike the square stones of the Breastplate they are rectangular. They represent several things. They remind us of the two tablets. There are six names of the sons of Israel written (as Hebrew is written and read) from right to left, right stone to left stone and so on…with the names in order of their birth. There are exactly 25 Hebrew letters which make up these names on each Shoham stone! 50 speaks of the Jubilee year, a year of freedom of grace and or rest. In addition to the twelve names there are exactly twelve words which the midrash states father Jacob used to find relief just prior to his passing, he wondered if his sons would honor God and keep His charge to which they answered “Shema (1) Yisrael (2) ADONAI (3) Eloheinu (4) ADONAI (5) Echad (6). With relief he responds Baruch (7) shem (8) k’vod (9) malchuto (10) le’olam (11) va’ed (12). These twelve sons and the two Shoham stones could be seen to correspond to what the Master said was the greatest commandment in Luke 10, Matthew 22 and quoting Deuteronomy 6 in Mark 12;29 Yeshua answered, “The most important is, ‘Sh/ma Yisra’el, ADONAI ELOHEINU, ADONAI echad [Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One], and you are to love ADONAI your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your understanding and with all your strength.’ In our daily prayers which are meant as our offerings and service, said at or near the times of the daily sacrifices we pray the Shema and say Baruch (Blessed) shem (is the Name) k’vod (of His glorious) malchuto (Kingdom) le’olam va’ed (for all eternity). AMEIN!!
*Psalm 72;18 Blessed is HASHEM, God, the God of Israel, Who alone does wondrous things. 19 Blessed is His glorious Name forever; and may all the earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.
*Exodus 28;12 You shall place both stones on the shoulder straps of the Ephod, remembrance stones for the sons of Israel. Aaron shall carry their names before HASHEM on both his shoulders as a remembrance.
–The Shoham stones are engraved like a signet ring, the signet is the Name, the authority the seal of the King. HASHEM wants the twelve tribes sealed His signet…they will bring His word and His will out to the entire world and be known as His own. They will bear His fruit and carry His charge, just as all of His children are bidden to do. As they are borne and carried upon the shoulders (shoulders speak of the strength and power of a man) of the High Priest before the throne…as a remembrance, they are His and He is theirs.
*Song of Songs 8; 6 For the sake of my love, place me like a seal on Your heart, like a seal to dedicate Your strength for me, for strong till death is my love; through their zeal for vengeance is hard as the grave, its flashes are flashes of fire, the flame of God. 7 Many waters of heathen tribulation cannot extinguish the fire of this love, nor many rivers of royal seduction or torture wash it away.
*Isaiah 44;1 But hear now, Jacob, My servant, and Israel , whom I have chosen! 2 Thus said HASHEM Who made you and fashioned you from the womb, Who will help you: Fear not, My servant Jacob and Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. 3 Just as I pour out water upon the thirsty [land] and flowing water upon the dry ground, so shall I pour out My spirit upon your offspring and My blessing upon your progeny, 4 and they will flourish among the grass like willows by streams of water. 5 This one will say: ‘I am HASHEM’s, ‘ and the other one will call [himself] by the name of Jacob; this one will sign his allegiance to HASHEM, and adopt the name of Israel.
*John 15;16 You did not choose me, I chose you; and I have commissioned you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last; so that whatever you ask from the Father in my name he may give you. 17 This is what I command you: keep loving each other! 12 This is my command: that you keep on loving each other just as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than a person who lays down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends, if you do what I command you.
–Oh what it would mean to be called his friend. My heart melts within me. He laid down his life for his brothers, for Israel and for all those who would be grafted into Israel. He carries their names (and ours) over the strength of his shoulders still without ceasing as a remembrance before the father. Thank you Yeshua for bearing the weight of us all, for choosing us and for keeping us…may we truly strive to understand what it means to be engraved as your signet…and charged to do your will. amein.
*Revelation 21; 18 The wall was made of diamond and the city of pure gold resembling pure glass.19 The foundations of the city were decorated with all kinds of precious stones- the first foundation stone was diamond, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eigth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh turqouise and the twelfth amethyst. 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, with each gate made of a single pearl. The city’s main street was pure gold, transparent glass.
*Exodus 28;15 You shall make a Breastplate of Judgment of a woven design, like the craftsmanship of the Ephod shall you make it, of gold; turquoise, purple and scarlet wool; and linen-twisted together- shall you make it.
21 The stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel, twelve according to their names, engraved like a signet ring, each according to its name shall they be, for the twelve tribes.
28 They shall attach the Breastplate from its rings to the rings of the Ephod with a turquoise woolen cord so that it will remain above the belt of the Ephod, and the Breastplate will not be loosened from upon the Ephod. 29 Aaron shall bear the names of the sons of Israel on the Breastplate of Judgment on his heart when he enters the Sanctuary, as a constant remembrance before HASHEM. 30 Into the Breastplate of Judgment shall you place the Urim and Tumim, and they shall be on Aaron’s heart when he comes before HASHEM; and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the Children of Israel on his heart constantly before HASHEM.
–Ephod is derived from the word meaning “to fit closely” , “to gird”. This garment and the Breastplate of Judgment which is attached to it single out the Kohen Gadol- high priest as the one who will carry the people of Israel before the Lord. The Tunic underneath is entirely of techelet-blue….symbolizing the purity in mind body and spirit one would have to maintain to perform this service. That priests did not wear shoes signified that they are serving on Holy Ground. The Breastplate is not to me removed, or loosened. It is to remain securely over the heart of the high priest (heart-covenant loyalty) once again as a constant remembrance before HASHEM. Connecting Yeshua as our High Priest it can be definitively stated that he will not have Israel removed from his heart, nor will their covenant with one another ever be loosened. HE bears them today and forever as a remembrance before the Father. He bears the judgment of all mankind. And we will ALL be judged.
*Revelation 13;6 So it [the beast] opened its mouth in blasphemies against God to insult His Name and His Sh’kinah, and those living in heaven; 7 it was allowed to make war of God’s holy people and to defeat them; and it was given authority over every tribe, people language and nation. 8 Everyone living on earth will worship it except whose names are written in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb slaughtered before the world was founded. 9 Those who have ears, let them hear! 10 “If anyone is meant for captivity, into captivity he goes! If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he is to be killed!” This is when God’s holy people must persevere and trust!
-The Urim and Thummim is said to mean “lights and perfections”. The thummim is related to the word translated as “unblemished”. These are placed within the breastplate and were said to have been a source by which God communicated to the Priest (and then the people and later kings) what His instructions on a certain matter were. There are several ideas as to how this happened one of which is that there were actual word illuminated on the Urim and Thummim with ‘directions’. When we seek to know the Father’s will we can turn to Yeshua, his divine light illuminates the path we should take, his unblemished life is the example we should follow.
*Revelation 3; 10 Because you did obey my message about persevering, I will keep you from the time of trial coming upon the whole world to put the people living on earth to the test. 11 I am coming soon; hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown. 12 I will make him who wins the victory a pillar in the Temple of my God, and he will never leave it. Also I will write on him the name of my God and the name of my God’s city, and the new Yerushalayim coming down our of the heaven from my God, my own new name.
*Exodus 28;36 You shall make a Head plate of pure gold, and you shall engrave upon it, engraved like a signet ring, “HOLY TO HASHEM”. 37 You shall place it on a cord of turquoise wool and it shall be on the Turban, opposite the front of the Turban shall it be. 38 It shall be on Aaron’s forehead so that Aaron shall bring forgiveness for a sin regarding the sacred offerings that the Children of Israel consecrate for any gifts of their sacred offerings; and it shall be on his forehead always, to bring them favor before HASHEM.
–Only the high priest had the right to wear God’s Name in this fashion. The sanctification of God’s Name is something that has been nearly lost to our generation. This is one reason why some Jews use the substitution of HASHEM (the Name) instead of using, writing or reading the tetragrammaton (yud hey vav hey) which is “The Name of God”. Any article, material, etc. that has this printed on it is handled with care and lovingly kissed if it happens to fall down or become soiled. Seem ‘out there’ ? Consider it. If everything is holy, nothing is holy. A little piece of this service that the people of Israel are charged with as a sort of emulation of the priesthood (much like tzitzis) is Teffilin. Teffilin are ‘prayer boxes’ which are bound to the arms and forehead, they contain scripture with the Name written there in. One of the earliest commands God has for His people as they are preparing to leave the land of their captivity to serve Him and come to the Land…can be seen in Exodus 13; 16 “‘And it shall be a sign for your arm, and an ornament between your eyes, for with a strong hand HASHEM removed us from Egypt.'”
Tim Hegg points out, when tying Teffilin on…we bind these holy boxes to our bodies at the very places where Yeshua was wounded. His hands were pierced by nails, his forehead gouged by a crown of thorns…even a Prayer Shawl (Tallit), at the place where the tzitzis hang, his side which was pierced. These commands are not mere ritual. They are precious reminders of what Yeshua himself held dear, for they constitute his essence….and they point to His life, death, resurrection and continued service to all his people as High Priest at the right hand of the Father.
Yeshua crowned with the Name of God…the sinless one bearing our sins. May he come swiftly and take up his throne, and wear the crown of conquering King forevermore!
*Psalm 133;1 Behold, how good and pleasant is the dwelling of brothers, moreover in unity. 2 Like the precious oil upon the head running down upon the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down over his garments, 3 so the dew of Hermon descends upon the mountains of Zion, for there HASHEM has commanded the blessing. May there be life forever!
*Exodus 29;4 Aaron and his sons you shall bring near the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, and you shall immerse them in water. 5 You shall take the vestments and dress Aaron with the Tunic, the Robe of the Ephod, the Ephod, and the Breastplate, and you shall girdle him with the belt of the Ephod. 6 You shall place the Turban on his head and place the crown of sanctity over the Turban. 7 You shall make the anointment oil and pour it on his head, and anoint him. 8 You shall cause his sons to come near, and dress them in Tunics. 9 You shall girdle them with a Sash- Aaron and his sons- and you shall wrap the Headdresses on them. The priesthood shall be an eternal duty for them, and you shall inaugurate Aaron and his sons.
*Exodus 29;29 The holy vestments of Aaron shall belong to his sons after him to become elevated through them, to become inaugurated through them. 30 For a seven day period, the Kohen who succeeds him from his sons, who shall enter the Tent of Meeting to serve in the Sanctuary shall don them.
–As we read on in the next Torah portions we more and more so understand how very much Moshe loved the people. He valued them in all their shortcomings much more so than his own ‘name’ or honor even above his own life. What a day of joy it must have been to draw his brother and nephews near, immersing them, anointing them in oil and dressing them (in the text it reads as if he single-handedly does this) for this honorable sacred service. Even as we read in Exodus 28;31- it shall be for it like the opening of a coat of mail- …we can picture Moses suiting up his loved ones for a sort of spiritual battle. The LAST thing the forces of evil would want is for this service to commence and remain, and be preserved…(and even now by our study of Torah) because it points directly to the ONE who will defeat all evil. It is not only that this service will draw the people near to the Lord and render glory unto Him…in performing this service as commanded by the Almighty Master of Legions, the priests are bringing into the world the protocol of the King, the mirror of the divine service transpiring in the Heavenly realm! Each of us have been called to serve our King. As parents we are to mold our children into being disciples, emissaries and witnesses of the trustworthy and eternal word….the Good News. Arm them every day with scripture, clothe them in the blessings that inspire their hearts with prayer to look to God in all things!
*Ephesians 6; 11 Use all the weaponry and armor that God provides; so that you will be able to stand against the deceptive tactics of the Adversary. 12 For we are not struggling against human beings, but against rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm. 14 So take up every piece of war equipment God provides; so that when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist; and when the battle is won, you will still be standing. 14 Therefore, stand! Have the belt of truth buckled around your waist, put on righteousness for a breastplate, 15 and wear on your feet the readiness that comes from the Good News of shalom. 16 Always carry the shield of trust, with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the Evil One. 17 And take the helmet of deliverance; along with the sword given by the Spirit, that is, the Word of God; 18 as you pray at all times, with all kinds of prayers and requests, in the Spirit, vigilantly and persistently, for all God’s people.
*Exodus 29; 38 This is what you shall offer upon the Altar: two sheep within their first year every day, continually.
42; as a continual burnt-offering for your generations, at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, before HASHEM; where I shall set My meetings with you and speak with you there. 43 I shall set My meeting there with the Children of Israel, and it shall be sanctified with My glory. 44 I shall sanctify the Tent of Meeting and the Altar; and Aaron and his sons shall I sanctify to minister to Me. 45 I shall rest My Presence among the Children of Israel, and I shall be their God. 46 They shall know that I am HASHEM, their God, Who took them out of the land of Egypt to rest My Presence among them. I am HASHEM their God.
–There are descriptions of a few different types of offerings in the text, the instruction on the sanctification and inauguration of the Altar. The Tamid- continual offering speaks of Yeshua, for his sacrifice is continually before the Father. He was crucified at the time of the morning Tamid sacrifice and died at the time of the evening (late afternoon) sacrifice. These two tamid lambs represent one, Yeshua at the time of his first sacrifice and the Lamb who will return at his second coming.
*Hebrews 9; 27 Just as human beings have to die once, but after this comes judgment,28 so also with the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but deliver those who are eagerly waiting for him.
–The Torah portion of Tetzaveh finishes up speaking about the Altar of Incense. This is the ‘silent’ service of the Mishkan. The lights of the Menorah were lit and the very next thing the Priest does is offer the incense this too is to be a continual (tamid) service. There is not to be any ‘strange’ incense brought, no animal, meal or libation offerings. This is the place where once a year (at Yom Kippur) the High Priest places the blood of atonement on its horns. This service is set apart in itself and very special. It is the heart of our service…holy of holies to God because it is by this offering we extend our faith and trust toward Yeshua. We know that this is the continual offering that our High Priest brings for us, and our prayers are as incense before the Father. There is plenty to pray about in these days. For our needs, the needs of others, the sick, the people of Israel their healing and continued strengthening and protection, our ministers and those guarding the flocks of Yeshua, the world and those who have not yet come to know their savior, help for the times ahead…times of great trial and struggle. We can rest assured that these supplications are in the very best of hands…let us make them tamid…continual before the throne…by way of our High Priest, donned for glory and splendor! May he come soon in our days!
*Exodus 30;7 Upon it shall Aaron bring the spice incense up in smoke, every morning, when he cleanses the lamps he shall bring it up in smoke. 8 And when Aaron kindles the lamps in the afternoon he shall bring it up in smoke, continual incense before HASHEM, for your generations. 9 You shall not bring upon it an alien incense, or a burnt-offering or meal-offering; nor may you pour a libation upon it. 10 Aaron shall bring atonement upon its horns, once a year, shall he bring atonement upon it for your generations; it is holy of holies to HASHEM.
–Blessed are You Lord our God King of the universe, You alone have planted among us life eternal. Blessed are You Lord our God gracious giver of the Torah.
ADONAI once more I come before you humbled, I do not understand how it is that Yeshua considers us His joy. I can not comprehend that our Savior was posed a choice at the foundations of all things…and that He chose to be our King…knowing that he would suffer and die for us. I do not know what tomorrow brings but I pray for yet another moment to praise and exalt You and Your faithfulness! Thank You for making space in time for our service to You, it is our life, meaning and purpose. I pray that all your children embrace their gifts and are blessed by the wondrous things in Your living word!
Thank you for redeeming us and for keeping us!
In Yeshua’s name, amein.
*Psalm 27;1 By David. HASHEM is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? HASHEM is my life’s strength, whom shall I dread? 2 When evildoers approach me to devour my flesh, my tormentors and my foes against me, it is they who stumble and fall. 3 Though an army would besiege me, my heart would not fear; though war would arise against me, in this I trust. 4 One thing I asked of HASHEM, that shall I seek: Would that I dwell in the House of HASHEM all the days of my life, to behold the sweetness of HASHEM and to contemplate in His Sanctuary. 5 Indeed, He will hide me in His Shelter on the day of evil; He will conceal me in the concealment of His Tent; He will lift me upon a rock. 6 Now my head is raised above my enemies around me, and I will slaughter offerings in His Tent accompanied by joyous song; I will sing and chant praise to HASHEM. 7 HASHEM, hear my voice when I call, be gracious toward me and answer me. 8 In Your behalf, my heart has said, “Seek My Presence.” Your Presence, HASHEM, do I seek.