Pearls of the Word

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The word that I have spoken will judge

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"The word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day" (John 12:48).

Jesus is the King chosen by God and announced in Deuteronomy 17:15,18; He is the King who has written in a book "a copy of the law" (literally "a Mishnah of the Torah") The Hebrew word mishna means also a copy and repetition, for it comes from the verb shana meaning to repeat, to do a second time, do something again.

Remarkably, the Parashah 48 (Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21;9 is called Shoftim (Judges) and the comparative Haftorah is about the Messiah (Isaiah 51:12 – 53:12)

Jesus, then, came to fulfil the Law (Torah) and the prophecies: He was the Word made flesh, come to save the world and not to judge it (John 12:47). It is for this reason that He has lived the Torah to the full, so that he can become "code of the divine law", which will be the basis for the judgement of God.

Note: For a better understanding of the Hebrew words refer to the index.