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Mezuzah, the Command to Write the Words of God on the Doorposts and Gates

The Torah commands that the people of God write the words of God on their doorposts of their houses and also on their gates,

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart… You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul… You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates

Deuteronomy 11:18-20

Which is a command of the Torah that can be fulfilled with an object called “mezuzah”, which are typically cylindrical, and have a scroll inside them with the words of God,

Which must contain the following words in Hebrew, and the English words can also be written on them in addition to the Hebrew,

שְׁמַ֖ע יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ יְהוָ֥ה׀ אֶחָֽד׃
וְאָ֣הַבְתָּ֔ אֵ֖ת יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ בְּכָל־לְבָבְךָ֥ וּבְכָל־נַפְשְׁךָ֖ וּבְכָל־מְאֹדֶֽךָ׃
וְהָי֞וּ הַדְּבָרִ֣ים הָאֵ֗לֶּה אֲשֶׁ֨ר אָנֹכִ֧י מְצַוְּךָ֛ הַיּ֖וֹם עַל־לְבָבֶֽךָ׃
וְשִׁנַּנְתָּ֣ם לְבָנֶ֔יךָ וְדִבַּרְתָּ֖ בָּ֑ם בְּשִׁבְתְּךָ֤ בְּבֵיתֶ֙ךָ֙ וּבְלֶכְתְּךָ֣ בַדֶּ֔רֶךְ וּֽבְשָׁכְבְּךָ֖ וּבְקוּמֶֽךָ׃
וּקְשַׁרְתָּ֥ם לְא֖וֹת עַל־יָדֶ֑ךָ וְהָי֥וּ לְטֹטָפֹ֖ת בֵּ֥ין עֵינֶֽיךָ׃
וּכְתַבְתָּ֛ם עַל־מְזוּזֹ֥ת בֵּיתֶ֖ךָ וּבִשְׁעָרֶֽיךָ׃ ס

דברים 6:4-9 / Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Hear, O Israel: Yehovah our God, Yehovah is one. You shall love Yehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as phylacteries amidst your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

וְהָיָ֗ה אִם־שָׁמֹ֤עַ תִּשְׁמְעוּ֙ אֶל־מִצְוֺתַ֔י אֲשֶׁ֧ר אָנֹכִ֛י מְצַוֶּ֥ה אֶתְכֶ֖ם הַיּ֑וֹם לְאַהֲבָ֞ה אֶת־יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶם֙ וּלְעָבְד֔וֹ בְּכָל־לְבַבְכֶ֖ם וּבְכָל־נַפְשְׁכֶֽם׃
וְנָתַתִּ֧י מְטַֽר־אַרְצְכֶ֛ם בְּעִתּ֖וֹ יוֹרֶ֣ה וּמַלְק֑וֹשׁ וְאָסַפְתָּ֣ דְגָנֶ֔ךָ וְתִֽירֹשְׁךָ֖ וְיִצְהָרֶֽךָ׃
וְנָתַתִּ֛י עֵ֥שֶׂב בְּשָׂדְךָ֖ לִבְהֶמְתֶּ֑ךָ וְאָכַלְתָּ֖ וְשָׂבָֽעְתָּ׃
הִשָּֽׁמְר֣וּ לָכֶ֔ם פֶּ֥ן יִפְתֶּ֖ה לְבַבְכֶ֑ם וְסַרְתֶּ֗ם וַעֲבַדְתֶּם֙ אֱלֹהִ֣ים אֲחֵרִ֔ים וְהִשְׁתַּחֲוִיתֶ֖ם לָהֶֽם׃
וְחָרָ֨ה אַף־יְהוָ֜ה בָּכֶ֗ם וְעָצַ֤ר אֶת־הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ וְלֹֽא־יִהְיֶ֣ה מָטָ֔ר וְהָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה לֹ֥א תִתֵּ֖ן אֶת־יְבוּלָ֑הּ וַאֲבַדְתֶּ֣ם מְהֵרָ֗ה מֵעַל֙ הָאָ֣רֶץ הַטֹּבָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה נֹתֵ֥ן לָכֶֽם׃
וְשַׂמְתֶּם֙ אֶת־דְּבָרַ֣י אֵ֔לֶּה עַל־לְבַבְכֶ֖ם וְעַֽל־נַפְשְׁכֶ֑ם וּקְשַׁרְתֶּ֨ם אֹתָ֤ם לְאוֹת֙ עַל־יֶדְכֶ֔ם וְהָי֥וּ לְטוֹטָפֹ֖ת בֵּ֥ין עֵינֵיכֶֽם׃
וְלִמַּדְתֶּ֥ם אֹתָ֛ם אֶת־בְּנֵיכֶ֖ם לְדַבֵּ֣ר בָּ֑ם בְּשִׁבְתְּךָ֤ בְּבֵיתֶ֙ךָ֙ וּבְלֶכְתְּךָ֣ בַדֶּ֔רֶךְ וּֽבְשָׁכְבְּךָ֖ וּבְקוּמֶֽךָ׃
וּכְתַבְתָּ֛ם עַל־מְזוּז֥וֹת בֵּיתֶ֖ךָ וּבִשְׁעָרֶֽיךָ׃
לְמַ֨עַן יִרְבּ֤וּ יְמֵיכֶם֙ וִימֵ֣י בְנֵיכֶ֔ם עַ֚ל הָֽאֲדָמָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֨ר נִשְׁבַּ֧ע יְהוָ֛ה לַאֲבֹתֵיכֶ֖ם לָתֵ֣ת לָהֶ֑ם כִּימֵ֥י הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם עַל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃ ס

דברים 11:13-21 / Deuteronomy 11:13-21

And if you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love Yehovah your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil. And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full. Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them; then the anger of Yehovah will be kindled against you, and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and you will perish quickly off the good land that Yehovah is giving you. “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as phylacteries amidst your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that Yehovah swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.

Deuteronomy 11:13-21

And to fulfill this command of the Torah, if a man lives in his own home, then he must place the words of God on the doorpost of his door, and if he has a gate, then he must also place the words of God on his gate, and if a man is not able to purchase mezuzah, then he can make his own mezuzah, which can be made using paper, with the words printed on the paper using a printer, and the paper placed inside a small plastic zip-lock to prevent it from getting wet, and then the plastic zip-lock placed inside a sackcloth or leather pouch, which can then be nailed or tied to the doorpost and gate, in which case, because the Torah of God has not been abolished,

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Torah…

Matthew 5:17

It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Torah.

Luke 16:17

For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Torah until everything is fulfilled.

Matthew 5:18

Is the reason why this lesser command of the Torah must still be fulfilled today, which is not a “shadow” command that is fulfilled differently under the new covenant, such as the commands of the Torah related to food or the Shabbath,

Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:19

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food, drink, feast, new moon, or Shabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, the reality, however, is found in the Messiah.

Colossians 2:16-17

Which was a command given to the people of God not because placing the words of God on the doorposts and gates is intrinsically good nor intrinsically evil, such as the command of “you shall not murder”, which was given because murder is evil, but because this command sets apart the people of God from all other ordinary people on earth, along with various other commands of the Torah that were also given for the reason of set-apartness,

You shall be set-apart to me, for I Yehovah am set-apart and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.

Leviticus 20:26

For you are a set-apart people to Yehovah your God. Yehovah your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a treasured possession above all the peoples on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 7:6

And you shall set yourselves apart, and shall be set-apart, for I am Yehovah your God

Leviticus 20:7

and you shall guard my Torot and do them. I am Yehovah, who sets you apart.

Leviticus 20:8

Yehovah does establish you as a set-apart people to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you guard the commands of Yehovah your God and walk in his ways.

Deuteronomy 28:9

Then you will remember and obey all my commands, and you will be set-apart to your God.

Numbers 15:40

so as to make a distinction between the set-apart and the ordinary, and between the unclean and the clean,

Leviticus 10:10

And the priest answered David and said, “There is no ordinary bread on hand, but there is set-apart bread, provided the young men have kept themselves from women.”

1 Samuel 21:4

Which also serves as a visible sign from the outside of a house that a true believer that obeys the Torah lives within the house, and a place in Israel where mezuzah can be ordered from is from Gabrieli Hand Weaving.

About the author

Christian Gaviria Alvarez

A teacher of righteousness based on the Torah of God, through belief in Yeshua HaMashiach. Raised as a Gentile through the dispersion of the twelve tribes of Israel among the nations, but a descendant of Abraham not just from belief in the Mashiach, but also from Sephardi ancestors. Born in Florida, United States of America. Currently living in Medellin, Colombia. Formerly a software developer as a profession. Expecting the second coming of the Mashiach in the Year 6000 YB, which will be the 120th Yovel, which will be around 2026 AD. Establishing an assembly in Medellin in preparation for the second coming of the Mashiach. Teaching humility by absolute dry fasting and selling possessions and properties to reduce yourself to what you need, repentance by obeying the Torah, bearing good fruit by giving to the poor and doing good works, removing the mark of the beast by getting rid of all paper money and fiat currency, and perfection by receiving the airflow of God.

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