Tetzave | תצוה | “You Shall Command”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one!

Tetzaveh, Tetsaveh, T’tzaveh, or T’tzavveh (תְּצַוֶּה‎ — Hebrew for “you command,” the second word and first distinctive word in the parashah) is the 20th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the eighth in the Book of Exodus. The parashah reports the commands of יהוה to bring olive oil for the lamp, make sacred garments for the priests, conduct an ordination ceremony, and make an incense altar.

It constitutes Exodus 27:20–30:10. The parashah is made up of 5,430 Hebrew letters, 1,412 Hebrew words, and 101 verses, and can occupy about 179 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה‎, Sefer Torah). Read the 20th Sabbath after Simchat Torah, in February or March.

Torah: Exodus 27:20 – 30:10 

1st reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 27:20 – 28:12

Exo 27:20  “And you, you are to command the children of Yisra’ěl to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually. 

Exo 27:21  “In the Tent of Appointment, outside the veil which is before the Witness, Aharon and his sons are to tend it from evening until morning before יהוה – a law forever to their generations, from the children of Yisra’ěl. 

Exo 28:1  “And you, bring near Aharon your brother and his sons with him, from among the children of Yisra’ěl, for serving as priest to Me: Aharon, Naḏaḇ and Aḇihu, El‛azar and Ithamar, the sons of Aharon. 

Exo 28:2  “And you shall make set-apart garments for Aharon your brother, for esteem and for comeliness. 

Exo 28:3  “And you, speak to all the wise of heart, whom I have filled with a spirit of wisdom, and they shall make the garments of Aharon, to set him apart, for him to serve as priest to Me. 

Exo 28:4  “And these are the garments which they make: a breastplate, a shoulder garment, a robe, an embroidered long shirt, a turban, and a girdle. And they shall make set-apart garments for Aharon your brother and his sons, for him to serve as priest to Me. 

Exo 28:5  “And they shall take the gold, and the blue and the purple and the scarlet material, and the fine linen, 

Exo 28:6  and shall make the shoulder garment of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine woven linen, the work of a skilled workman. 

Exo 28:7  “It is to have two shoulder pieces joined at its two edges, and so it is joined together. 

Exo 28:8  “And the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, which is on it, is of the same workmanship, made of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. 

Exo 28:9  “And you shall take two shoham stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Yisra’ěl, 

Exo 28:10  six of their names on one stone, and the remaining six names on the other stone, according to their birth. 

Exo 28:11  “With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Yisra’ěl. Set them in settings of gold. 

Exo 28:12  “And you shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder garment as stones of remembrance for the sons of Yisra’ěl. And Aharon shall bear their names before יהוה on his two shoulders, for a remembrance. 

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 28:13 – 28:30

Exo 28:13  “And you shall make settings of gold, 

Exo 28:14  and two chains of clean gold like braided cords, and fasten the braided chains to the settings. 

Exo 28:15  “And you shall make a breastplate of right-ruling, a work of a skilled workman, like the work of the shoulder garment. Make it of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine woven linen. 

Exo 28:16  “It is square, doubled, a span its length, and a span its width. 

Exo 28:17  “And you shall put settings of stones in it, four rows of stones: The first row is a ruby, a topaz, and an emerald; 

Exo 28:18  and the second row is a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond; 

Exo 28:19  and the third row is a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; 

Exo 28:20  and the fourth row is a beryl, and a shoham, and a jasper. They are set in gold settings. 

Exo 28:21  “And the stones are according to the names of the sons of Yisra’ěl, twelve according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, each one with its own name, for the twelve tribes. 

Exo 28:22  “And you shall make braided chains of corded work for the breastplate at the end, of clean gold. 

Exo 28:23  “And you shall make two rings of gold for the breastplate, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. 

Exo 28:24  “And you shall put the two cords of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate, 

Exo 28:25  and the other two ends of the two cords you fasten to the two settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder garment in the front. 

Exo 28:26  “And you shall make two rings of gold, and shall put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which is on the inner side of the shoulder garment. 

Exo 28:27  “And you shall make two rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder pieces, underneath the shoulder garment, on the front of it, close to the seam above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, 

Exo 28:28  and they bind the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the shoulder garment, using a blue cord, so that it is above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, so that the breastplate does not come loose from the shoulder garment. 

Exo 28:29  “And Aharon shall bear the names of the sons of Yisra’ěl on the breastplate of right-ruling over his heart, when he goes into the set-apart place, for a remembrance before יהוה, continually. 

Exo 28:30  “And into the breastplate of right-ruling you shall put the Urim and the Tummim, and they shall be on the heart of Aharon when he goes in before יהוה. And Aharon shall bear the right-ruling of the children of Yisra’ěl on his heart before יהוה, continually. 

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 28:31 – 28:43

Exo 28:31  “And you shall make the robe of the shoulder garment all of blue. 

Exo 28:32  “And the opening for his head shall be in the middle of it, a woven binding all around its opening, like the opening in a scaled armour, so that it does not tear. 

Exo 28:33  “And on its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, all around its hem, and bells of gold between them all around: 

Exo 28:34  a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem of the robe all around. 

Exo 28:35  “And it shall be upon Aharon to attend in, and its sound shall be heard when he goes into the set-apart place before יהוה and when he comes out, so that he does not die. 

Exo 28:36  “And you shall make a plate of clean gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet: SET-APARTNESS TO יהוה. 

Exo 28:37  “And you shall put it on a blue cord, and it shall be on the turban – it is to be on the front of the turban. 

Exo 28:38  “And it shall be on the forehead of Aharon, and Aharon shall bear the guilt of the set-apart gifts which the children of Yisra’ěl set apart in all their set-apart gifts. And it shall always be on his forehead, for acceptance for them before יהוה. 

Exo 28:39  “And you shall weave the long shirt of fine linen, and shall make the turban of fine linen, and you shall make the girdle of woven work. 

Exo 28:40  “And make long shirts for Aharon’s sons. And you shall make girdles for them, and you shall make turbans for them, for esteem and comeliness. 

Exo 28:41  “And you shall put them on Aharon your brother and on his sons with him, and shall anoint them, and shall ordain them, and shall set them apart, and they shall serve as priests to Me. 

Exo 28:42  “And make linen trousers for them, to cover their nakedness, reaching from the waist to the thighs. 

Exo 28:43  “And they shall be on Aharon and on his sons when they come into the Tent of Appointment, or when they come near the slaughter-place to attend in the Set-apart Place, so that they do not bear crookedness and die – a law forever to him, and to his seed after him. 

4th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 29:1 – 29:18

Exo 29:1  “And this is the task you shall do to them to set them apart to serve Me as priests: Take one young bull and two rams, perfect ones, 

Exo 29:2  and unleavened bread, and unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil – make these of wheat flour. 

Exo 29:3  “And you shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket, along with the bull and the two rams. 

Exo 29:4  “Then you shall bring Aharon and his sons to the door of the Tent of Appointment, and wash them with water. 

Exo 29:5  “And you shall take the garments, and shall put on Aharon the long shirt, and the robe of the shoulder garment, and the shoulder garment, and the breastplate, and shall gird him with the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, 

Exo 29:6  and shall put the turban on his head, and shall put the set-apart sign of dedication on the turban, 

Exo 29:7  and shall take the anointing oil, and pour it on his head and anoint him. 

Exo 29:8  “Then you shall bring his sons and put long shirts on them, 

Exo 29:9  and shall gird them with girdles – Aharon and his sons – and put the turbans on them. And the priesthood shall be theirs for an everlasting law. So you shall ordain Aharon and his sons. 

Exo 29:10  “And you shall bring near the bull before the Tent of Appointment, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the bull. 

Exo 29:11  “And you shall slay the bull before יהוה, by the door of the Tent of Appointment, 

Exo 29:12  and take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the slaughter-place with your finger, and pour all the blood beside the base of the slaughter-place. 

Exo 29:13  “And you shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, and the appendage on the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the slaughter-place. 

Exo 29:14  “But the flesh of the bull, and its skin and its dung, you shall burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering. 

Exo 29:15  “And take one ram, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram, 

Exo 29:16  and you shall slay the ram, and you shall take its blood and sprinkle it all around on the slaughter-place. 

Exo 29:17  “And cut the ram in pieces, and wash its entrails and its legs, and place them upon its pieces and on its head. 

Exo 29:18  “And you shall burn the entire ram on the slaughter-place. It is an ascending offering to יהוה, it is a sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire to יהוה. 

5th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 29:19 – 29:37

Exo 29:19  “And you shall take the second ram, and Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram, 

Exo 29:20  and you shall slay the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aharon and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood all around on the slaughter-place. 

Exo 29:21  “And you shall take some of the blood that is on the slaughter-place, and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aharon and on his garments, on his sons and on the garments of his sons with him. And he and his garments shall be set-apart, and his sons and the garments of his sons with him. 

Exo 29:22  “And you shall take the fat of the ram, and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the entrails, and the appendage on the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat on them, and the right thigh – it is for a ram of ordination – 

Exo 29:23  and one loaf of bread, and one cake made with oil, and one thin cake from the basket of the unleavened bread that is before יהוה. 

Exo 29:24  “And you shall put all these in the hands of Aharon and in the hands of his sons, and you shall wave them – a wave offering before יהוה. 

Exo 29:25  “Then you shall take them from their hands and burn them on the slaughter-place as an ascending offering, as a sweet fragrance before יהוה. It is an offering made by fire to יהוה. 

Exo 29:26  “And you shall take the breast of the ram of Aharon’s ordination and wave it – a wave offering before יהוה, and it shall be your portion. 

Exo 29:27  “And from the ram of ordination you shall set apart the breast of the wave offering which is waved, and the thigh of the contribution which is raised, of that which is for Aharon and of that which is for his sons. 

Exo 29:28  “And it shall be from the children of Yisra’ěl for Aharon and his sons by a law forever, for it is a contribution. And it is a contribution from the children of Yisra’ěl from the slaughters of their peace offerings – their contribution to יהוה. 

Exo 29:29  “And the set-apart garments of Aharon are for his sons after him, to be anointed in them and to be ordained in them. 

Exo 29:30  “The priest from his sons in his place, puts them on for seven days, when he enters the Tent of Appointment to attend in the set-apart place. 

Exo 29:31  “And take the ram of ordination and cook its flesh in a set-apart place. 

Exo 29:32  “And Aharon and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the Tent of Appointment, 

Exo 29:33  and they shall eat those offerings with which the atonement was made, to ordain them, to set them apart. But let a stranger not eat them, because they are set-apart. 

Exo 29:34  “And if any of the flesh of the ordination offerings, or of the bread, be left over until the morning, then you shall burn up what is left over. It is not eaten, because it is set-apart. 

Exo 29:35  “And so you shall do to Aharon and his sons, according to all I have commanded you. Seven days you shall ordain them, 

Exo 29:36  and prepare a bull each day as a sin offering for atonement. And you shall cleanse the slaughter-place when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to set it apart. 

Exo 29:37  “For seven days you shall make atonement for the slaughter-place, and set it apart. And the slaughter-place shall be most set-apart – whatever touches the slaughter-place is to be set-apart. 

6th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 29:38 – 29:46

Exo 29:38  “And this is what you prepare on the slaughter-place: two lambs, a year old, daily, continually. 

Exo 29:39  “Prepare the one lamb in the morning, and the other lamb you prepare between the evenings, 

Exo 29:40  and one-tenth of an ěphah of flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of pressed oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering, with the one lamb. 

Exo 29:41  “And prepare the other lamb between the evenings. And with it prepare the grain offering and the drink offering, as in the morning, for a sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire to יהוה – 

Exo 29:42  a continual ascending offering for your generations at the door of the Tent of Appointment before יהוה, where I shall meet with you to speak with you. 

Exo 29:43  “And there I shall meet with the children of Yisra’ěl, and it shall be set apart by My esteem. 

Exo 29:44  “And I shall set apart the Tent of Appointment and the slaughter-place. And Aharon and his sons I set apart to serve as priests to Me. 

Exo 29:45  “And I shall dwell in the midst of the children of Yisra’ěl and shall be their Elohim. 

Exo 29:46  “And they shall know that I am יהוה their Elohim, who brought them up out of the land of Mitsrayim, to dwell in their midst. I am יהוה their Elohim. 

7th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 30:1 – 30:10

Exo 30:1  “And you shall make a slaughter-place to burn incense on, make it of acacia wood, 

Exo 30:2  a cubit long and a cubit wide – it is a square – and two cubits high, its horns of the same. 

Exo 30:3  “And you shall overlay its top, and its sides all around, and its horns with clean gold. And you shall make for it a moulding of gold all around. 

Exo 30:4  “And make two gold rings for it, under the moulding on both its sides. Make them on its two sides, and they shall be holders for the poles to lift it with. 

Exo 30:5  “And you shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. 

Exo 30:6  “And you shall put it before the veil that is before the ark of the Witness, before the lid of atonement that is over the Witness, where I am to meet with you. 

Exo 30:7  “And Aharon shall burn on it sweet incense, morning by morning. As he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it. 

Exo 30:8  “And when Aharon lights the lamps between the evenings, he shall burn incense on it – a continual incense before יהוה throughout your generations. 

Exo 30:9  “Do not offer strange incense on it, or an ascending offering, or a grain offering, and do not pour a drink offering on it. 

Exo 30:10  “And Aharon shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement – once a year he makes atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most set-apart to יהוה.” 

Prophets: Ezekiel 43:10-27

Eze 43:10  “Son of man, explain the House to the house of Yisra’ěl, and when they are ashamed of their crookednesses, they shall measure the measurements. 

Eze 43:11  “And since they shall be ashamed of all that they did, make known to them the design of the House and its structure, and its exits and its entrances, its entire design and all its laws, and all its forms and all its Torot. And write it down before their eyes, so that they observe its entire design and all its laws, and shall do them. 

Eze 43:12  “This is the Torah of the House: Upon the mountaintop, all the boundary of it, all around, is most set-apart. See, this is the Torah of the House. 

Eze 43:13  “And these are the measurements of the slaughter-place in cubits, that cubit being one cubit and a handbreadth, and the base one cubit high and one cubit wide, with a rim all around its edge of one span. And this is the upper part of the slaughter-place. 

Eze 43:14  “And from the base on the ground to the lower ledge, two cubits, and the width of the ledge one cubit, and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge four cubits, and the width of the ledge one cubit. 

Eze 43:15  “And the slaughter-place hearth is four cubits high, and four horns extending upward from the hearth. 

Eze 43:16  “And the slaughter-place hearth is twelve cubits long, and twelve wide, square at its four corners. 

Eze 43:17  “And the ledge is fourteen long and fourteen wide on its four sides, with a rim of half a cubit around it, and its base one cubit all around, and its steps face east.” 

Eze 43:18  And He said to me, “Son of man, thus said the Master יהוה, ‘These are the laws for the slaughter-place on the day when it is made, for offering ascending offerings on it, and for sprinkling blood on it. 

Eze 43:19  And you shall give a young bull for a sin offering to the priests, the Lěwites, who are of the seed of Tsaḏoq, who approach unto Me,’ declares the Master יהוה. 

Eze 43:20  And you shall take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the slaughter-place, on the four corners of the ledge, and on the rim around it, and shall cleanse it and make atonement for it. 

Eze 43:21  And you shall take the bull of the sin offering, and shall burn it in the appointed place of the House, outside the set-apart place. 

Eze 43:22  And on the second day you bring a male goat, a perfect one, for a sin offering. And they shall cleanse the slaughter-place, as they cleansed it with the bull. 

Eze 43:23  When you have ended cleansing it, bring a young bull, a perfect one, and a ram from the flock, a perfect one. 

Eze 43:24  And you shall bring them before יהוה, and the priests shall throw salt on them and offer them up as an ascending offering to יהוה. 

Eze 43:25  Prepare a goat for a sin offering daily for seven days, and prepare a young bull and a ram from the flock, perfect ones. 

Eze 43:26  For seven days they shall make atonement for the slaughter-place and cleanse it, and ordain it. 

Eze 43:27  And when these days are completed it shall be, on the eighth day and thereafter, that the priests make your ascending offerings and your peace offerings on the slaughter-place, and I shall accept you,’ declares the Master יהוה.” 

1 Samuel 15:2-34

1Sa 15:1  And Shemu’ěl said to Sha’ul, “יהוה sent me to anoint you sovereign over His people, over Yisra’ěl. And now, listen to the voice of the words of יהוה. 

1Sa 15:2  “Thus said יהוה of hosts, ‘I shall punish Amalěq for what he did to Yisra’ěl, how he set himself against him on the way when he came up from Mitsrayim. 

1Sa 15:3  Now go, and you shall strike Amalěq and put under the ban all that he has, and you shall not spare them, and put to death from man to woman, from infant to nursing child, from ox to sheep, from camel to donkey.’ ” 

1Sa 15:4  Then Sha’ul summoned the people and mustered them in Tela’im, two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand men of Yehuḏah. 

1Sa 15:5  And Sha’ul came to a city of Amalěq, and lay in wait in the wadi. 

1Sa 15:6  And Sha’ul said to the Qěynites, “Go, turn aside, come down from among the Amalěqites, lest I destroy you with them. For you did show loving-commitment to all the children of Yisra’ěl when they came up out of Mitsrayim.” So the Qěynites turned aside from the midst of the Amalěqites. 

1Sa 15:7  And Sha’ul struck the Amalěqites, from Ḥawilah all the way to Shur, which is before Mitsrayim. 

1Sa 15:8  And he caught Aḡaḡ sovereign of the Amalěqites alive, and put under the ban all the people with the edge of the sword. 

1Sa 15:9  But Sha’ul and the people spared Aḡaḡ and the best of the sheep, and the cattle, and the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not put them under the ban. But all goods despised and worthless, that they put under the ban. 

1Sa 15:10  And the word of יהוה came to Shemu’ěl, saying, 

1Sa 15:11  “I am grieved that I have set up Sha’ul as sovereign, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My words.” And it displeased Shemu’ěl, and he cried to יהוה all night. 

1Sa 15:12  And Shemu’ěl rose early in the morning to meet Sha’ul, and it was told to Shemu’ěl, saying, “Sha’ul went to Karmel, and see, he set up a monument for himself, then turned and passed over, and went down to Gilgal.” 

1Sa 15:13  And Shemu’ěl came to Sha’ul, and Sha’ul said to him, “Blessed are you of יהוה! I have performed the word of יהוה.” 

1Sa 15:14  But Shemu’ěl said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the cattle which I hear?” 

1Sa 15:15  And Sha’ul said, “They have brought them from Amalěq, because the people spared the best of the sheep and the cattle, to slaughter to יהוה your Elohim. And the rest we have put under the ban.” 

1Sa 15:16  And Shemu’ěl said to Sha’ul, “Wait, and let me declare to you what יהוה said to me last night.” And he said to him, “Speak.” 

1Sa 15:17  And Shemu’ěl said, “Though you were little in your own eyes, were you not head of the tribes of Yisra’ěl? And did not יהוה anoint you sovereign over Yisra’ěl? 

1Sa 15:18  “And יהוה sent you on the way, and said, ‘Go, and you shall put under the ban the sinners, the Amalěqites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’ 

1Sa 15:19  “And why did you not obey the voice of יהוה, but swooped down on the spoil, and did evil in the eyes of יהוה?” 

1Sa 15:20  And Sha’ul said to Shemu’ěl, “I did obey the voice of יהוה, and I went on the way on which יהוה sent me, and brought back Aḡaḡ sovereign of Amalěq, and I put Amalěq under the ban. 

1Sa 15:21  “But the people took of the spoil, of the sheep and cattle, the best of that which should have been put under the ban, to slaughter to יהוה your Elohim in Gilgal.” 

1Sa 15:22  Then Shemu’ěl said, “Does יהוה delight in ascending offerings and slaughterings, as in obeying the voice of יהוה? Look, to obey is better than a slaughtering, to heed is better than the fat of rams. 

1Sa 15:23  “For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and stubbornness is as wickedness and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of יהוה, He also does reject you as sovereign.” 

1Sa 15:24  And Sha’ul said to Shemu’ěl, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the mouth of יהוה and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice. 

1Sa 15:25  “And now, please pardon my sin, and return with me, and let me bow myself to יהוה.” 

1Sa 15:26  But Shemu’ěl said to Sha’ul, “I do not return with you, for you have rejected the word of יהוה, and יהוה does reject you from being sovereign over Yisra’ěl.” 

1Sa 15:27  And as Shemu’ěl turned around to go away, Sha’ul took hold of the edge of his robe, and it tore. 

1Sa 15:28  And Shemu’ěl said to him, “יהוה has torn the reign of Yisra’ěl from you today, and has given it to a neighbour of yours, better than you. 

1Sa 15:29  “Moreover, the Eminence of Yisra’ěl does not lie nor relent. For He is not a man, that He should relent.” 

1Sa 15:30  Then he said, “I have sinned. But esteem me now, please, before the elders of my people and before Yisra’ěl, and return with me, and I shall bow myself to יהוה your Elohim.” 

1Sa 15:31  And Shemu’ěl turned back after Sha’ul, and Sha’ul bowed himself to יהוה. 

1Sa 15:32  And Shemu’ěl said, “Bring Aḡaḡ sovereign of the Amalěqites here to me.” So Aḡaḡ came to him delightedly, and Aḡaḡ said, “Truly, the bitterness of death has turned aside.” 

1Sa 15:33  And Shemu’ěl said, “As your sword bereaved women, let your mother be bereaved among women too.” Shemu’ěl then hewed Aḡaḡ to pieces before יהוה in Gilgal. 

1Sa 15:34  And Shemu’ěl went to Ramah, while Sha’ul went up to his house at Giḇ‛ah of Sha’ul. 

1Sa 15:35  And Shemu’ěl did not see Sha’ul again until the day of his death, for Shemu’ěl mourned for Sha’ul. And יהוה was grieved that He had made Sha’ul to reign over Yisra’ěl. 

Brit Hadasha: Mark 4:35 – 5:43

Mar 4:35  And on the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us pass over to the other side.” 

Mar 4:36  And having left the crowd, they took Him along in the boat, as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 

Mar 4:37  And there came a great windstorm, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already being filled. 

Mar 4:38  And He was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. And they woke Him up and said to Him, “Teacher, is it no concern to You that we perish?” 

Mar 4:39  And having been awakened He rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 

Mar 4:40  And He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you not yet belief?” 

Mar 4:41  And they feared exceedingly, and asked each other, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” 

Mar 5:1  And they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gaḏarenes. 

Mar 5:2  And when He came out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 

Mar 5:3  who had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him, not even with chains, 

Mar 5:4  because he had often been bound with shackles and chains but the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was able to tame him. 

Mar 5:5  And continually, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying out and cutting himself with stones. 

Mar 5:6  And seeing יהושע from a distance, he ran and bowed down to Him, 

Mar 5:7  and having called out with a loud voice, said, “What have I to do with You, יהושע, Son of the Most High Ěl? Swear to Elohim not to torture me.” 

Mar 5:8  For He had said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit!” 

Mar 5:9  And He was asking him, “What is your name?” And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion, because we are many.” 

Mar 5:10  And he begged Him very much that He would not send them out of the country. 

Mar 5:11  Now a great herd of pigs was there, feeding near the mountains. 

Mar 5:12  And all the demons begged Him, saying, “Send us to the pigs, so that we enter into them.” 

Mar 5:13  And He gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered into the pigs – they were about two thousand – and the herd rushed down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea. 

Mar 5:14  And those who fed the pigs fled, and reported it in the city and in the country. And they went out to see what had taken place. 

Mar 5:15  So they came to יהושע, and saw the demon-possessed one, him who had the legion, sitting, and dressed, and in his right mind. And they were afraid. 

Mar 5:16  And those who saw it related to them what was done to the demon-possessed one, and about the pigs. 

Mar 5:17  And they began to plead with Him to leave their borders. 

Mar 5:18  And as He was entering into the boat, he who had been demon-possessed begged Him that he might be with Him. 

Mar 5:19  And יהושע did not allow him, but said to him, “Go home to your friends, and report to them what the Master has done for you, and how He had compassion on you.” 

Mar 5:20  And he left and began to proclaim in Dekapolis all that יהושע had done for him, and all marvelled. 

Mar 5:21  And when יהושע had passed over again by boat to the other side, a large crowd assembled to Him, and He was by the sea. 

Mar 5:22  And see, one of the rulers of the congregation came, Ya’ir by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet, 

Mar 5:23  and begged Him strongly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come, lay Your hands on her to heal her, and she shall live.” 

Mar 5:24  And He went with him. And a large crowd was following Him, and they were thronging Him. 

Mar 5:25  And a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 

Mar 5:26  and had suffered much from many physicians, and spent all that she had and was no better, but rather became worse. 

Mar 5:27  Having heard about יהושע, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment, 

Mar 5:28  for she said, “If I only touch His garments, I shall be made well.” 

Mar 5:29  And immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. 

Mar 5:30  And immediately יהושע, knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?” 

Mar 5:31  And His taught ones said to Him, “You see the crowd is thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ” 

Mar 5:32  And He was looking around to see her who did this. 

Mar 5:33  And the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done to her, came and fell down before Him and spoke to Him all the truth. 

Mar 5:34  And He said to her, “Daughter, your belief has healed you. Go in peace, and be relieved from your affliction.” 

Mar 5:35  As He was speaking, they came from the ruler of the congregation’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” 

Mar 5:36  But having heard the word that was spoken, יהושע said to the ruler of the congregation, “Do not be afraid – only believe.” 

Mar 5:37  And He allowed no one to follow Him except Kěpha, and Ya‛aqoḇ, and Yoḥanan the brother of Ya‛aqoḇ. 

Mar 5:38  So they came to the house of the ruler of the congregation, and saw a commotion, and much weeping and lamenting. 

Mar 5:39  And coming in He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is sleeping.” 

Mar 5:40  And they were laughing at Him. And when He had put them all out, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and went in where the child was lying. 

Mar 5:41  And taking the child by the hand He said to her, “Talitha, qumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 

Mar 5:42  And immediately the girl rose up and was walking, for she was twelve years old. And they were completely astonished. 

Mar 5:43  But He ordered them many times that no one should know it, and said that she should be given food to eat. 

Philippians 4:10-20

Php 4:10  And I rejoiced in יהוה greatly that now at last your concern for me has revived again – though you were concerned, but had no chance. 

Php 4:11  Not that I speak concerning need, for I have learned to be content in whatever state I am. 

Php 4:12  I know what it is to be humbled, and I know what it is to have in excess. In any and every situation I have learned both to be filled, and to be hungry, both to have in excess, and to be in need. 

Php 4:13  I have strength to do all, through Messiaha who empowers me. Footnote: a Joh_15:5, 2Co_3:5-6, 2Co_12:9, Eph_3:20, Php_2:13, Heb_13:20-21, 1Jn_4:4. 

Php 4:14  Yet you did well in sharing in my pressure. 

Php 4:15  And you know too, Philippians, that in the beginning of the Good News, when I went out from Makedonia, no assembly shared with me concerning giving and receiving, except you only, 

Php 4:16  because, even in Thessalonike you sent to my need, once and twice. 

Php 4:17  Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that is multiplying to your account. 

Php 4:18  Indeed I have all and more than enough. I have been filled, having received from Epaphroditos what you sent, a sweet-smelling fragrance,b Exo_29:18 an acceptable offering, well-pleasing to Elohim. Footnote: b 2Co_2:14-15, Eph_5:2. 

Php 4:19  And my Elohim shall fill all your need according to His riches in esteem by Messiah יהושע. 

Php 4:20  And to our Elohim and Father be esteem forever and ever. Aměn. 

Aharonic Blessing

Num 6:22  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 6:23  “Speak to Aharon and his sons, saying, ‘This is how you bless the children of Yisra’ĕl. Say to them:

Num 6:24  “יהוה bless you and guard you;

Num 6:25  יהוה make His face shine upon you, and show favour to you;

Num 6:26  יהוה lift up His face upon you, and give you peace.” ’

Num 6:27  “Thus they shall put My Name on the children of Yisra’ĕl, and I Myself shall bless them.”

Num 6:24          יברכך  יהוה  וישׁמרך׃  

Num 6:25          יאר  יהוה  פניו  אליך  ויחנך׃  

Num 6:26          ישׂא  יהוה  פניו  אליך  וישׂם  לך  שׁלום׃