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1 + 1 = 2 = 3 = 8 = More

Updated on April 21, 2018
Ecclesiastes 4:12
Ecclesiastes 4:12



I once officiated a wedding where I used some yarn to provide an object lesson. I wanted to demonstrate the strength of marriage and family. I had one piece of yarn that I showed to the groom and his bride and those in attendance at the wedding. This one piece of yarn was flimsy and weak. It took nothing for me to tear this piece of yarn in two. And, from out of the pocket of my dress, I pulled another piece of yarn; but, this time, instead of there being only one piece of yarn, I had an eight-piece braided piece of yarn. In contrast to the first piece of flimsy, weak yarn that I had shown, this second yarn, the braided yarn, was strong because it was made up of many pieces of yarn.

One Alone is One Alone

One alone is one alone.

One with two or three or eight or more stands strong for as long as they stand together.

Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

If you are in the midst of a trial, reach out for that one more, or that two or eight more, have your brothers and sisters in the family of HaShem pray for you, pray with you.

Supporting Text

Leviticus 26:8 says, “Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.”

Psalms 91:7 says, “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand.”

James 4:8--”Come near to YHVH and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded,”

John 8:32--“ ‘Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’ “

1 Corinthians 10:13--”No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And HaShem is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

James 4:7--“Submit yourselves, then, to Elohim. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”


Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu, Melech ha-olam,

Asher natan lanu et derekh ha’yeshua

Ba’Meshiachah Yeshua.

Baruch hu.


Blessed are You O Lord our God, King of the universe,

Who gave to us the Way of salvation

Through the Messiah Jesus.

Blessed be He.


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