The Consequences for not Conquering the Land
וְאִם־לֹא תוֹרִישׁוּ אֶת־יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ מִפְּנֵיכֶם
55. ’But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you then those that you shall let remain shall be as needles in your eyes and as thorns in your sides and they shall harass you in the Land in which you dwell-וְאִם לֹא תוֹרִישׁוּ אֶת יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ מִפְּנֵיכֶם וְהָיָה אֲשֶׁר תּוֹתִירוּ מֵהֶם לְשִׂכִּים בְּעֵינֵיכֶם וְלִצְנִינִם בְּצִדֵּיכֶם וְצָרְרוּ אֶתְכֶם עַל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם יֹשְׁבִים בָּהּ (14827 +23 words=14850=18 counting final Zadiks and Mems as 900 and 600).
The verse can be divided so:
· But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you- וְאִם לֹא תוֹרִישׁוּ אֶת יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ מִפְּנֵיכֶם (2259=18 );
· Then those that you shall let remain shall be as needles in your eyes and as thorns in your sides and they shall harass you in the Land in which you dwell-וְהָיָה אֲשֶׁר תּוֹתִירוּ מֵהֶם לְשִׂכִּים בְּעֵינֵיכֶם וְלִצְנִינִם בְּצִדֵּיכֶם וְצָרְרוּ אֶתְכֶם עַל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם יֹשְׁבִים בָּהּ (10638=18 counting final Zadik and Mems as 900 and 600).
Rashi comments here that those that will remain in the Land will cause you harm and harass you.
As written in black and white in the Torah this is precisely what is happening now in the Land of Israel to the Jewish People as a punishment for them not expelling the inhabitants of the Land after the 1948 and 1967 wars. If the leaders of Israel then had heeded to these fundamental words of the Torah, of Rashi, and of all the Sages throughout the generations, the Jews of Israel today would be in a far better position and free from terror.
The Ohr HaChaim HaKadosh explains this verse with Divine insight in his commentary on the Torah, that:
Not only will they take the part of the Land that you have not yet taken, but the part that you have taken as well, and they will harass you saying “Get up and leave it”!
The plain truth is here for all to see! The king is truly naked!
800=8 or + 1 word=801 (Mem 600)
As pins in your eyes
602=8 or + 2 words=10=1
And as thorns in your sides
1556=17=8 or + 2 words=19=10=1 (Mem 600)
And they shall harass you in the Land
וְצָרְרוּ אֶתְכֶם עַל הָאָרֶץ
56.’And it shall be that what I intended to do to them, so will I do to you-וְהָיָה כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּמִּיתִי לַעֲשׂוֹת לָהֶם אֶעֱשֶׂה לָכֶם(2358=18).
The warning here in the Torah could not be more direct and clear. If you the Jewish People, when you come into the Land, do not rid the inhabitants from it then I Hashem will rid you from the Land. The choice then is put by Hashem into the hands of the Jewish People-either to do Hashem’s Will and keep the Land of Israel or disobey Him and lose it. It’s that simple.
It is no coincidence that these words are being written on the very day (7th Tammuz 5772-26th June 2012) that the residents of the “Ulpana” neighborhood in Bet-El are being evicted from their homes. The Jewish People have to repent.
However, at the second time of writing, today the 7th of Nissan 5774, it appears that the pathetic “peace” process currently led by the Edomite John Kerry has collapsed. This is none other than a small miracle and the tide may be turning for the better as more and more Jews realize that only on Hashem can we rely for our salvation in the "Footsteps of Mashiach"- בעקבות משיחא (Sotah, end).
For on who can rely? Only on our Father in Heaven!
ועל מה יש לנו להשען? על אבינו שבשמים