I heard someone mention that the Medrash teaches us, “[If] You are My witnesses... and I am G-d,” but, “If you are not My witnesses... I am not G-d.”

Do you know where this Medrash is from?


The verse is a verse in Yeshaya 43:12, and the Medrash is from Sifri Devarim psikta 346.

אם אתם עדי הרי אני א-ל, ואם אין אתם עדי, כביכול אין אני א-ל

  • @ChiddusheiTorah I had it right originally, it was pesikta 346. It's to the posuk ויהי בישורון מלך. I couldn't find it on wikitext so I thought I messed it up but I found it on google books. Link is linked in post now. – Y     e     z Sep 2 '14 at 3:34
  • Did I say you were wrong? – Chiddushei Torah Sep 2 '14 at 3:41
  • @ChiddusheiTorah No I thought I was after you asked for a link and I couldn't find it on wikitext. Now I corrected myself. – Y     e     z Sep 2 '14 at 3:43
  • YEZ, the medrash - Devarim Rabbah - is quoting psikta 346? – Chiddushei Torah Sep 2 '14 at 3:46
  • @ChiddusheiTorah Where did Devarim Rabba get involved? – Y     e     z Sep 2 '14 at 3:47

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