Fifth Commandment: First with a Promise
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother;
(which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Ephesians 6:1ff (Spoke 5, Cycle 3)
contains the only verse in the entire Bible that cites the promise of the Fifth Commandment, and it does
so with the explicit mention that it is "the first commandment with promise."
This verse is represented on the
graph by the little white bar that aligns with the large black bar corresponding to the eleven occurrences
of "well with thee" in Deuteronomy (see Well with Thee).
On closer examination, we see that
We have, therefore, a triple Spoke 5 KeyLink
three of those verses also include the promise of a long life, as does the quote
of the Fifth Commandment in Ephesians 6:2.
from three verses of Deuteronomy to Ephesians 6:2, with the content of the KeyLink itself
based on the promise of the Fifth Commandment as given ONLY in the Fifth Book!
Searching for the set ("well with thee", *long*) [Verify] selects the four verses involved in the KeyLink.
The unique wording in Deuteronomy, relative to the Fifth Commandment in Exodus, is the key to this KeyLink.
The characteristic "firsts" of the Fifth Day link to the Fifth Commandment,
the "first with promise." And what is the promise? Long life! All of this manifests with perfect clarity in the
Fifth Book which proclaims the fulfillment of
God's promised blessing and His command to be "fruitful and multiply" given on
the Fifth Day:
The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of
heaven for multitude. (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are,
and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
Deuteronomy 1:10f (Spoke 5, Cycle 1)
Furthermore, searching the Bible for all verses that mention three elements of the Fifth Day
– blessing, multiplying, and fruitfulness – yields but one passage outside of Genesis:
Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them,
that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also
bless the fruit of thy womb,
and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine,
and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you,
or among your cattle.
Deuteronomy 7:12ff (Spoke 5, Cycle 1)
These verses are characteristic of the Fifth Book. They are based on the elements
of the Fifth Day. The hyperlinked theme of God's Love will play an essential role in
another KeyLink to Ephesians discussed below (BW book pg 193). Here is a table that shows the
supernatural convergence of all these elements based on the Number 5:
|1) First Blessing given
2) First Living Creatures
|1) First with Promise
2) Promise of a long Life
|Unique emphasis on the Promise of the Fifth Commandment and the elements of the Fifth Day
||Triple KeyLink based on the Promise of the Fifth Commandment, as stated ONLY in the Fifth Book!