Tsav | צו | “Command”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Tzav, Tsav, Zav, Sav, or in Biblical Hebrew Ṣaw (צַו‎ — Hebrew for “command,” the sixth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 25th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the second in the Book of Leviticus. The parashah teaches how the priests performed the sacrifices and describes the ordination of Aaron and his sons. The parashah constitutes Leviticus 6:1–8:36 (6:8–8:36 in the KJV). The parashah is made up of 5,096 Hebrew letters, 1,353 Hebrew words, and 97 verses, and can occupy about 170 lines in a Torah scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה‎, Sefer Torah). Read it the 24th or 25th Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally in March or early April.

Torah: Leviticus 6:8 (6:1) – 8:36

1st reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 6:1 – 6:11

Lev 6:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,  2  “When any being sins, and committed a trespass against יהוה, and has lied to his neighbour about a deposit, or about a pledge, or about a robbery, or shall extort from his neighbour,  3  or has found what was lost and has lied concerning it, or did swear falsely, so that he sins in regard to any one of all these that a man does,  4  then it shall be, when he sins, and shall be guilty, that he shall return what he took by robbery, or what he has extorted, or the deposit which was deposited with him, or the lost item which he found,  5  or all that about which he swore falsely. He shall repay its total value, add one-fifth more to it, and give it to whom it belongs, on the day of his guilt offering.  6  “Then he brings his guilt offering to יהוה, a ram, a perfect one, from the flock, with your valuation, as a guilt offering, to the priest.  7  “And the priest shall make atonement for him before יהוה, and he shall be forgiven for whatever he did that made him guilty.”  8  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,  9  “Command Aharon and his sons, saying, ‘This is the Torah of the ascending offering: This is the ascending offering, because it is burned on the slaughter-place all night until morning, and the fire of the slaughter-place is kept burning on it.  10  ‘And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and put his linen trousers on his body, and shall take up the ashes of the ascending offering which the fire has consumed on the slaughter-place, and shall put them beside the slaughter-place.  11  ‘And he shall take off his garments, and put on other garments, and shall bring the ashes outside the camp to a clean place. 

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 6:12 – 7:10

Lev 6:12  ‘And the fire on the slaughter-place is kept burning on it, it is not put out. And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and arrange the ascending offering on it, and shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings –  13  fire is continually kept burning on the slaughter-place, it is not put out.  14  ‘And this is the Torah of the grain offering: The sons of Aharon shall bring it near before יהוה, in front of the slaughter-place,  15  and shall take from it with his hand from the fine flour of the grain offering, and from its oil, and all the frankincense which is on the grain offering, and shall burn it on the slaughter-place for a sweet fragrance, as its remembrance portion to יהוה. 

16  ‘Then Aharon and his sons eat the rest of it. It is eaten with unleavened bread, in the set-apart place. They eat it in the courtyard of the Tent of Appointment.  17  ‘It is not baked with leaven. I have given it to them as their portion of My offerings made by fire, it is most set-apart, like the sin offering and the guilt offering.  18  ‘All the males among the children of Aharon eat it – a law forever in your generations concerning the offerings made by fire to יהוה. All that touches them is to be set-apart.’ ”  19  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,  20  “This is the offering of Aharon and his sons, which they bring near to יהוה, beginning on the day when he is anointed: one-tenth of an ěphah of fine flour as a daily grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening.  21  “It is made on a griddle with oil. Bring it in mixed, bring the baked portions of the grain offering near, a sweet fragrance to יהוה. 

22  “And the anointed priest from among his sons, who is in his place, prepares it – a law forever to יהוה. All of it has to be burned,  23  and every grain offering for the priest is completely burned, it is not eaten.”  24  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,  25  “Speak to Aharon and to his sons, saying, ‘This is the Torah of the sin offering: In the place where the ascending offering is slain, the sin offering is slain before יהוה, it is most set-apart.  26  ‘The priest who is making atonement eats it, in the set-apart place it is eaten, in the courtyard of the Tent of Appointment.  27  ‘All that touches its flesh is to be set-apart. And when its blood is sprinkled on any garment, you wash that on which it was sprinkled, in a set-apart place.  28  ‘But the earthen vessel in which it is cooked is to be broken. And if it is cooked in a bronze pot, then it is scoured and rinsed in water.  29  ‘Every male among the priests eats it, it is most set-apart.  30  ‘And no sin offering from which any of the blood is brought into the Tent of Appointment, to make atonement in the set-apart place, is eaten, it is burned with fire. 

Lev 7:1  ‘And this is the Torah of the guilt offering – it is most set-apart.  2  ‘The guilt offering is slain in the place where they slay the ascending offering, and its blood is sprinkled on the slaughter-place all around.  3  ‘Then he brings from it all its fat: the fat tail and the fat that covers the entrails,  4  and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the loins, and the appendage on the liver, which he removes with the kidneys.  5  ‘And the priest shall burn them on the slaughter-place as an offering made by fire to יהוה. It is a guilt offering.  6  ‘Every male among the priests eats it. It is eaten in the set-apart place, it is most set-apart.  7  ‘The guilt offering is like the sin offering, there is one Torah for them both: the priest who makes atonement with it, it is his.  8  ‘And the priest who brings anyone’s ascending offering, the skin of the ascending offering which he has brought is the priest’s, it is his.  9  ‘And every grain offering that is baked in the oven and all that is prepared in the stewing-pot, or on a griddle, is the priest’s who brings it, it is his.  10  ‘And every grain offering mixed with oil, or dry, is for all the sons of Aharon, for all alike. 

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 7:11 – 7:38

Lev 7:11  ‘And this is the Torah of the slaughtering of peace offerings which is brought to יהוה: 

12  ‘If he brings it for a thanksgiving, then he shall bring with the slaughtering of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened thin cakes anointed with oil, or cakes of finely blended flour mixed with oil.  13  ‘Besides the cakes, he brings as his offering leavened bread together with the slaughtering of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.  14  ‘And from it he shall bring one cake from each offering as a contribution to יהוה: to the priest who sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings, it is his.  15  ‘As for the flesh of the slaughtering of his peace offerings for thanksgiving, it is eaten the same day it is offered, he does not leave any of it until morning.  16  ‘And if the slaughtering he brings is a vow or a voluntary offering, it is eaten the same day that he brings his slaughtering, and what is left of it is eaten the next day,  17  but whatever is left of the flesh of the slaughtering on the third day is burned with fire.  18  ‘However, if any of the flesh of the slaughtering of his peace offerings is eaten at all on the third day, it is not accepted. It is not reckoned to him who brings it, it is unclean to him, and the being who eats of it bears his crookedness.  19  ‘And the flesh that touches that which is unclean is not eaten, it is burned with fire. And as for the clean flesh, all who are clean eat of it.  20  ‘But the being who eats the flesh of the slaughtering of peace offerings that belongs to יהוה, while he is unclean, that being shall be cut off from his people.  21  ‘And when a being who touches that which is unclean, of the uncleanness of man, or of the uncleanness of beast, or of any unclean abomination, and shall eat the flesh of the slaughtering of peace offerings that belongs to יהוה, that being shall be cut off from his people.’ ”  22  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,  23  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ěl, saying, ‘Do not eat any fat, of bull or sheep or goat.  24  ‘And the fat of a dead body, and the fat of what is torn, is used for any purpose, but you do not eat it at all.  25  ‘For whoever eats the fat of the beast of which men bring as an offering made by fire to יהוה, even the being who eats it shall be cut off from his people.  26  ‘And do not eat any blood in any of your dwellings, of bird or of beast.  27  ‘Any being who eats any blood, even that being shall be cut off from his people.’ ”  28  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,  29  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ěl, saying, ‘He who brings his slaughtering of peace offerings to יהוה brings his offering to יהוה from the slaughtering of his peace offerings.  30  ‘With his own hands he brings the offerings made by fire to יהוה. He brings the fat with the breast, to be waved as a wave offering before יהוה. 

31  ‘And the priest shall burn the fat on the slaughter-place, but the breast shall be Aharon’s and his sons.’  32  ‘And the right thigh you give to the priest as a contribution from the slaughtering of your peace offerings.  33  ‘He among the sons of Aharon, who brings the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, the right thigh is his for a portion.  34  ‘For the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the contribution I have taken from the children of Yisra’ěl, from the slaughterings of their peace offerings, and I give them to Aharon the priest and to his sons, as a law forever, from the children of Yisra’ěl.’ ”  35  This is the anointed portion for Aharon and the anointed portion for his sons, from the offerings made by fire to יהוה, on the day when Mosheh presented them to serve as priests to יהוה,  36  which יהוה commanded to be given to them by the children of Yisra’ěl, on the day that He anointed them, a law forever throughout their generations.  37  This is the Torah of the ascending offering, of the grain offering, and of the sin offering, and of the guilt offering, and of the ordinations, and of the slaughtering of peace offerings,  38  which יהוה commanded Mosheh on Mount Sinai, on the day when He commanded the children of Yisra’ěl to bring their offerings to יהוה, in the Wilderness of Sinai. 

4th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 8:1 – 8:13

Lev 8:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,  2  “Take Aharon and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and the bull of the sin offering, and the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread,  3  and assemble all the congregation at the door of the Tent of Appointment.”  4  And Mosheh did as יהוה commanded him, and the congregation was assembled at the door of the Tent of Appointment.  5  And Mosheh said to the congregation, “This is the word יהוה commanded to be done.”  6  So Mosheh brought Aharon and his sons and washed them with water,  7  and put the long shirt on him, and girded him with the girdle, and dressed him in the robe, and put the shoulder garment on him, and girded him with the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, and with it tied the shoulder garment on him,  8  and put the breastplate on him, and put the Urim and the Tummim in the breastplate,  9  and put the turban on his head. And on the turban, on its front, he put the golden plate, the set-apart sign of dedication, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  10  And Mosheh took the anointing oil and anointed the Dwelling Place and all that was in it, and set them apart.  11  And he sprinkled some of it on the slaughter-place seven times, and anointed the slaughter-place and all its utensils, and the basin and its base, to set them apart.  12  And he poured some of the anointing oil on Aharon’s head and anointed him, to set him apart.  13  And Mosheh brought the sons of Aharon and put long shirts on them, and girded them with girdles, and put turbans on them, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. 

5th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 8:14 – 8:21

Lev 8:14  And he brought the bull for the sin offering, and Aharon and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull for the sin offering,  15  and it was slain. And Mosheh took the blood, and put some on the horns of the slaughter-place all around with his finger, and cleansed the slaughter-place. And he poured the blood at the base of the slaughter-place, and set it apart, to make atonement for it.  16  And he took all the fat that was on the entrails, and the appendage on the liver, and the two kidneys with their fat, and Mosheh burned them on the slaughter-place.  17  And the bull, and its skin, and its flesh, and its dung, he burned with fire outside the camp, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  18  And he brought the ram of the ascending offering, and Aharon and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram,  19  and it was slain. And Mosheh sprinkled the blood on the slaughter-place all around,  20  and he cut the ram into pieces. And Mosheh burned the head, and the pieces, and the fat,  21  and he washed the entrails and the legs in water. And Mosheh burned the entire ram on the slaughter-place. It was an ascending offering for a sweet fragrance, and an offering made by fire to יהוה, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. 

6th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 8:22 – 8:29

Lev 8:22  And he brought the second ram, the ram of ordination, and Aharon and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram,  23  and it was slain. And Mosheh took some of its blood and put it on the tip of Aharon’s right ear, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.  24  And he brought near the sons of Aharon, and Mosheh put some of the blood on the tips of their right ears, and on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet. And Mosheh sprinkled the blood on the slaughter-place all around,  25  and took the fat and the fat tail, and all the fat that was on the entrails, and the appendage on the liver, and the two kidneys and their fat, and the right thigh,  26  and from the basket of unleavened bread that was before יהוה he took one unleavened cake, and a cake of bread anointed with oil, and one thin cake, and put them on the fat and on the right thigh,  27  and placed all these in the hands of Aharon and in the hands of his sons, and waved them as a wave offering before יהוה. 

28  Mosheh then took them from their hands and burned them on the slaughter-place, on the ascending offering. They were ordinations for a sweet fragrance. It was an offering by fire to יהוה. 

29  And Mosheh took the breast and waved it, a wave offering before יהוה. It was Mosheh’s portion of the ram of ordination, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. 

7th reading (עליה, aliyah) Vayikra 8:30 – 8:36

Lev 8:30  And Mosheh took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the slaughter-place, and sprinkled it on Aharon, on his garments, and on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him. And he set apart Aharon, his garments, and his sons, and the garments of his sons with him. 31  And Mosheh said to Aharon and his sons, “Cook the flesh at the door of the Tent of Appointment, and eat it there with the bread that is in the basket of the ordinations, as I have commanded, saying, ‘Aharon and his sons are to eat it.’  32  “Then burn the rest of the flesh and the bread with fire.  33  “And do not go outside the door of the Tent of Appointment for seven days, until the days of your ordination are completed – for he fills your hands for seven days.  34  “יהוה has commanded to do, as he has done this day, to make atonement for you.  35  “And stay at the door of the Tent of Appointment day and night for seven days. And you shall guard the duty of יהוה, and not die, for so I have been commanded.”  36  And Aharon and his sons did all the words that יהוה had commanded by the hand of Mosheh.

Prophets: Jeremiah 7:21 – 8:3

Jer 7:21  Thus said יהוה of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ěl, “Add your ascending offerings to your slaughterings and eat meat.  22  “For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim, about matters of ascending offerings or slaughterings.  23  “But this word I did command them, saying, ‘Obey My voice,a and I shall be your Elohim, and you be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, so that it be well with you.’ Footnote: aSee also Gen_26:5, Exo_19:5, Joh_3:36, Rom_6:16, Heb_4:11, Heb_5:9 and Rev_22:14.  24  “But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in the counsels, in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.  25  “From the day that your fathers came out of the land of Mitsrayim until this day, I have even sent to you all My servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them.  26  “But they did not obey Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did evil, more than their fathers.  27  “And you shall speak all these words to them, though they do not listen to you. And you shall also call to them, though they do not answer you.  28  “But you shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that did not obey the voice of יהוה their Elohim, nor did they accept instruction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.  29  Cut off your hair and throw it away, and take up a lamentation on the bare heights, for יהוה has rejected and forsaken the generation of His wrath.’  30  “For the children of Yehuḏah have done what is evil in My eyes,” declares יהוה. “They have set their abominations in the house which is called by My Name, to defile it.  31  “And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into My heart.  32  “Therefore see, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when it shall no longer be called Topheth, or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter, for they shall bury in Topheth until no room is left.  33  “And the corpses of this people shall be food for the birds of the heavens and for the beasts of the earth, with none to frighten them away.  34  “And in the cities of Yehuḏah and in the streets of Yerushalayim I shall make to cease the voice of rejoicing and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. For the land shall become a waste! 

Jer 8:1  “At that time,” declares יהוה, “they shall bring the bones of the sovereigns of Yehuḏah, and the bones of its heads, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, out of their burial-sites,  2  and shall spread them before the sun and the moon and all the host of the heavens, which they have loved and which they have served and after which they have walked, which they have sought, and to which they have bowed themselves. They shall not be gathered nor buried, they shall be for dung on the face of the earth.  3  “And death shall be preferred to life by all the rest of those who remain of this evil people, who remain in all the places where I have driven them,” declares יהוה of hosts. 

Jeremiah 9:23 – 26

Jer 9:23  Thus said יהוה, “Let not the wise boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty boast in his might, nor let the rich boast in his riches,  24  but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am יהוה, doing loving-commitment, right-ruling, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” declares יהוה. 

25  “See, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when I shall punish all circumcised with the uncircumcised –  26  “Mitsrayim, and Yehuḏah, and Eḏom, and the children of Ammon, and Mo’aḇ, and all those trimmed on the edges, who dwell in the wilderness. For all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Yisra’ěl are uncircumcised in heart!”

Malachi 3:4 – 4:6 (3:24)

Mal 3:1  “See, I am sending My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me. Then suddenly the Master you are seeking comes to His Hěḵal, even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. See, He is coming,” said יהוה of hosts.  2  “And who is able to bear the day of His coming, and who is able to stand when He appears? For He is like the fire of a refiner, and like the soap of a launderer.  3  “And He shall sit as a refiner and a cleanser of silver. And He shall cleanse the sons of Lěwi, and refine them as gold and silver, and they shall belong to יהוה, bringing near an offering in righteousness.  4  “Then shall the offering of Yehuḏah and Yerushalayim be pleasant to יהוה, as in the days of old, as in former years.  5  “And I shall draw near to you for right-ruling. And I shall be a swift witness against the practisers of witchcraft, and against adulterers, and against them that swear to falsehood, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages and widows and the fatherless, and those who turn away a sojourner and do not fear Me,” said יהוה of hosts.  6  “For I am יהוה, I shall not change,a and you, O sons of Ya‛aqoḇ, shall not come to an end. Footnote: a Jas_1:17.  7  “From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My laws and did not guard them. Turn back to Me, and I shall turn back to you,” said יהוה of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what shall we turn back?’  8  “Would a man rob Elohim? Yet you are robbing Me! But you said, ‘In what have we robbed You?’ In the tithe and the offering!  9  “You have cursed Me with a curse, for you are robbing Me, this nation, all of it!  10  “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, and let there be food in My house. And please prove Me in this,” said יהוה of hosts, “whether I do not open for you the windows of the heavens, and shall pour out for you boundless blessing!  11  “And I shall rebuke the devourer for you, so that it does not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor does the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” said יהוה of hosts.  12  “And all nations shall call you blessed, for you shall be a land of delight,” said יהוה of hosts.  13  “Your words have been strong against Me,” said יהוה, “but you have said, ‘What have we spoken against You?’  14  “You have said, ‘It is worthless to serve Elohim. And what did we gain when we guarded His Charge, and when we walked as mourners before יהוה of hosts?  15  And now we are calling the proud blessed – not only are the doers of wrongness built up, but they also try Elohim and escape.’ ”  16  Then shall those who fear יהוה speak to one another, and יהוה listens and hears, and a book of remembrance be written before Him, of those who fear יהוה, and those who think upon His Name.  17  “And they shall be Mine,” said יהוה of hosts, “on the day that I prepare a treasured possession. And I shall spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.  18  “Then you shall again see the difference between the righteous and the wrong, between one who serves Elohim and one who does not serve Him. 

Mal 4:1  “For look, the day shall come, burning like a furnace, and all the proud, and every wrongdoer shall be stubble. And the day that shall come shall burn them up,” said יהוה of hosts, “which leaves to them neither root nor branch.  2  “But to you who fear My Name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. And you shall go out and leap for joy like calves from the stall.  3  “And you shall trample the wrongdoers, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” said יהוה of hosts.  4  “Remember the Torah of Mosheh, My servant, which I commanded him in Ḥorěḇ for all Yisra’ěl – laws and right-rulings.  5  “See, I am sending you Ěliyah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of יהוה. 

6  “And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with utter destruction.”a Footnote: aSee also Zec_14:13. 

Brit Hadasha: Mark 7:31 – 8:38

Mar 7:31  And again, going out from the borders of Tsor and Tsiḏon, He came to the Sea of Galil, through the midst of the borders of Dekapolis.  32  And they brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty, and they begged Him to lay His hand upon him.  33  And taking him away from the crowd, He put His fingers in his ears, and having spit, He touched his tongue.  m34  And looking up to the heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”  35  And immediately his ears were opened, and the binding of his tongue was loosed, and he was speaking plainly.  36  And He ordered them, that they should say it to no one, but the more He ordered them, the more they published it.  37  And they were immeasurably astonished, saying, “He has done all well. He makes even the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.” 

Mar 8:1  In those days, the crowd being very great and not having any to eat, יהושע called His taught ones near and said to them,  2  “I have compassion on the crowd, for they have now been with Me three days and do not have food to eat.  3  “And if I dismiss them unfed to their home, they shall faint on the way, for some of them have come from far.”  4  And His taught ones answered Him, “How shall anyone be able to feed these people with bread here in the desert?”  5  And He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”  6  And He commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks, He broke them and gave them to His taught ones to set before them. And they set them before the crowd.  7  And they had a few small fishes. And having blessed, He said to set them also before them.  8  And they ate and were satisfied, and they picked up seven large baskets of broken pieces.  9  And those eating were about four thousand, and He dismissed them.  10  And immediately entering into the boat with His taught ones, He came to the parts of Dalmanutha.  11  And the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, trying Him.  12  And sighing deeply in His spirit He said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.”  13  And leaving them, again entering into the boat, He went away to the other side.  14  And they had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat.  15  And He was warning them, saying, “Mind! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herodes.”  16  And they were reasoning with one another, saying, “Because we have no bread.”  17  And יהושע, being aware of it, said to them, “Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened?  18  “Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? Eze_12:2. And do you not remember?  19  “When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets filled with broken pieces did you pick up?” They said to Him, “Twelve.”  20  “And when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets filled with broken pieces did you pick up?” And they said, “Seven.”  21  And He said to them, “How do you not understand?”  22  And He came to Běyth Tsaiḏa, and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him.  23  And taking the blind man by the hand He led him out of the village. And having spit on his eyes, laying hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see at all?”  24  And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.”  25  Then He placed His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored, and saw all clearly.  26  And He sent him away to his home, saying, “Do not go into the village.”  27  And יהושע and His taught ones went out to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way He asked His taught ones, saying to them, “Who do men say I am?”  28  And they said to Him, “Yoḥanan the Immerser, and others, Ěliyahu, but others, one of the prophets.”  29  And He asked them, “And you, who do you say I am?” And Kěpha answering, said to Him, “You are the Messiah.”  30  And He warned them that they should speak to no one about Him.  31  And He began to teach them that the Son of Aḏam has to suffer much, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days to rise again.  32  And He was speaking about this openly. Then Kěpha, taking Him aside, began to rebuke Him.  33  And turning around and seeing His taught ones, He rebuked Kěpha, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For your thoughts are not those of Elohim, but those of men.”  34  And calling near the crowd with His taught ones, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake, and follow Me.  35  “For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for the sake of Me and the Good News, he shall save it.  36  “For what shall it profit a man if he gains all the world, and loses his own life?  37  “Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?  38  “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinning generation, of him the Son of Aḏam also shall be ashamed when He comes in the esteem of His Father with the set-apart messengers.” 

Mark 12:28-34

Mar 12:28  And one of the scribes coming near, hearing them reasoning together, knowing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first command of all?”  29  And יהושע answered him, “The first of all the commands is, ‘Hear, O Yisra’ěl, יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one. Deu_6:4.  30  ‘And you shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ Deu_6:5. This is the first command.  31  “And the second, like it, is this, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ Lev_19:18. There is no other command greater than these.”  32  And the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one Elohim, and there is no other besides Him. Deu_4:35.  33  “And to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the being, and with all the strength, Deu_6:5 and to love one’s neighbour as oneself, is more than all the ascending offerings and offerings.”  34  And when יהושע saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the reign of Elohim.” And after that no one was bold enough to question Him. 

Romans 12:1-3

Rom 12:1  I call upon you, therefore, brothers, through the compassion of Elohim, to present your bodies a living offering – set-apart, well-pleasing to Elohim – your reasonable worship.  2  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you prove what is that good and well-pleasing and perfect desire of Elohim.  3  For I say, through the favour which has been given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he should think, but to think soberly, as Elohim has given to each a measure of belief. 

Aharonic Blessing

Num 6:22  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, 23  “Speak to Aharon and his sons, saying, ‘This is how you bless the children of Yisra’ĕl. Say to them: 24  “יהוה bless you and guard you; 25  יהוה make His face shine upon you, and show favour to you; 26  יהוה lift up His face upon you, and give you peace.” ’ 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׃