February 13-19, 2016
6-12 Asar Shenayim (Adar)
PARASHAT: Shemot 25:1 – 27:19
AND YAHUAH spoke unto Mosheh, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, that they bring me an offering: of every man that gives it willingly with his heart ye shall take את eth-my offering. 3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, 4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittiym wood, 6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, 7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. 8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. 9 According to all that I show you, after את eth the pattern of the Tabernacle, and את eth-the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
10 And they shall make an Ark of shittiym wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 11 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, within and without shall you overlay it, and shall make upon it a crown of gold round about. 12 And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it. 13 And you shall make staves of shittiym wood, and overlay them with gold. 14 And you shall put את eth-the staves into the rings by the sides of the Ark, that את eth-the Ark may be borne with them. 15 The staves shall be in the rings of the Ark: they shall not be taken from it. 16 And you shall put into the Ark את eth the Testimony which I shall give you. 17 And you shall make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 18 And you shall make two Keruviym of gold, of beaten work shall you make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat. 19 And make one Keruv[i] on the one end, and the other Keruv on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make את eth-the Keruviym on the two ends thereof. 20 And the Keruviym shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the Keruviym be. 21 And you shall put את eth-the mercy seat above upon the Ark; and in the Ark you shall put את eth-the Testimony that I shall give you. 22 And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two Keruviym which are upon the Ark of the Testimony, את eth of all things which I will give you in commandment unto the children of Yisra’el.
23 You shall also make a table of shittiym wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 24 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about. 25 And you shall make unto it a border of a hand breadth round about, and you shall make a golden crown to the border thereof round about. 26 And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and put את eth-the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof. 27 Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear את eth-the table. 28 And you shall make את eth-the staves of shittiym wood, and overlay them with gold, that את eth-the table may be borne with them. 29 And you shall make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shall you make them. 30 And you shall set upon the table showbread before me always.
31 And you shall make a menorah of pure gold: of beaten work shall the menorah be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same. 32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the menorah out of the one side, and three branches of the menorah out of the other side: 33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the menorah. 34 And in the menorah shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. 35 And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the menorah. 36 Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. 37 And you shall make את eth-the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light את eth-the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it. 38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold. 39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, את eth with all these vessels. 40 And look that you make them after their pattern, which was showed you in the Mount.
MOREOVER you shall make את eth-the Tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with Keruviym of cunning work shall you make them. 2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and everyone of the curtains shall have one measure. 3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another. 4 And you shall make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shall you make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second. 5 Fifty loops shall you make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shall you make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another. 6 And you shall make fifty taches of gold, and couple את eth-the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
7 And you shall make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the Tabernacle: eleven curtains shall you make. 8 The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure. 9 And you shall couple את eth-five curtains by themselves, and את eth-six curtains by themselves, and shall double את eth-the sixth curtain in the forefront of the Tabernacle. 10 And you shall make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which couples the second. 11 And you shall make את eth-fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple את eth-the tent together, that it may be one. 12 And the remnant that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the backside of the Tabernacle. 13 And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remains in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the Tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it. 14 And you shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.
15 And you shall make את eth-the boards for the Tabernacle of shittiym wood standing up. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board. 17 Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order one against another: thus shall you make for all the boards of the Tabernacle. 18 And you shall make את eth-the boards for the Tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side southward. 19 And you shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons. 20 And for the second side of the Tabernacle on the north side there shall be twenty boards: 21 And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. 22 And for the sides of the Tabernacle westward you shall make six boards. 23 And two boards shall you make for the corners of the Tabernacle in the two sides. 24 And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners. 25 And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
26 And you shall make bars of shittiym wood; five for the boards of the one side of the Tabernacle, 27 And five bars for the boards of the other side of the Tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the Tabernacle, for the two sides westward. 28 And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to end. 29 And you shall overlay את eth-the boards with gold, and make את eth-their rings of gold for places for the bars: and you shall overlay את eth-the bars with gold. 30 And you shall rear up את eth-the Tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was showed you in the Mount.
31 And you shall make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with Keruviym shall it be made: 32 And you shall hang it upon four pillars of shittiym wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
33 And you shall hang up את eth-the vail under the taches, that you may bring in thither within the vail את eth the Ark of the Testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy. 34 And you shall put את eth-the mercy seat upon the Ark of the Testimony in the most holy place. 35 And you shall set את eth-the table without the vail, and את eth-the menorah over against the table on the side of the Tabernacle toward the south: and you shall put the table on the north side. 36 And you shall make a hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework. 37 And you shall make for the hanging five pillars of shittiym wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and you shall cast five sockets of brass for them.
AND you shall make את eth-an altar of shittiym wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits. 2 And you shall make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and you shall overlay it with brass. 3 And you shall make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof you shall make of brass. 4 And you shall make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shall you make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof. 5 And you shall put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar. 6 And you shall make staves for the altar, staves of shittiym wood, and overlay them with brass. 7 And the staves shall be put את eth-into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it. 8 Hollow with boards shall you make it: as it was showed you in the Mount, so shall they make it.
9 And you shall make את eth the court of the Tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of a hundred cubits long for one side: 10 And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver. 11 And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of a hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
12 And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. 13 And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits. 14 The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three. 15 And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
16 And for the gate of the court shall be a hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four. 17 All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.
18 The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty everywhere, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass. 19 All the vessels of the Tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.
HAFTARAH: Melekiym Ri'shon 5:26 - 6:13
And YAHUAH gave Shalomah wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Chiyram and Shalomah; and they two made a league together.
27 And king Shalomah raised a levy out of all Yisra’el; and the levy was thirty thousand men. 28 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home: and Adoniyram was over the levy. 29 And Shalomah had threescore and ten thousand that bore burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains; 30 Beside the chief of Shalomah's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work. 31 And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house. 32 And Shalomah's builders and Chiyram's builders did hew them, and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.
AND it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Yisra’el were come out of the land of Mitsrayim, in the fourth year of Shalomah's reign over Yisra’el, in the month Ziv,[ii] which is the second month, that he began to build the house of YAHUAH. 2 And the house which king Shalomah built for YAHUAH, the length thereof was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits. 3 And the porch before the Temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the house. 4 And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.
5 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against את eth-the walls of the house round about, both of the Temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about: 6 The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house. 7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building. 8 The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third. 9 So he built את eth-the house, and finished it; and covered את eth-the house with beams and boards of cedar. 10 And then he built את eth-chambers against את eth-all the house, five cubits high: and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.
11 And the Word of YAHUAH came to El-Shalomah, saying, 12 Concerning this house which you are in building, if you will walk in my statutes, and execute את eth-my judgments, and guard את eth-all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform את eth-my word with you, which I spoke unto El-David your father: 13 And I will dwell among the children of Yisra’el, and will not forsake את eth-my people Yisra’el.
BESORAH: Mattithyahu 13:1-53
THE same day went YAHUSHA out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3 And he spoke many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 9 Who has ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And the Talmidiym came, and said unto him, Why speak you unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of YAHUAH, but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has. 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Yesha`yahu, which says, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should turn back, and I should heal them. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see את eth those things which ye את eth see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. 18 Hear ye את eth therefore the parable of the sower. 19 When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and anon with joy receives it; 21 Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; which also bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The Kingdom of YAHUAH is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the house of YAHUAH came and said unto him, Sir, did not you sow good seed in your field? from whence then has it tares? 28 He said unto them, An enemy has done this. The servants said unto him, Will you then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The Kingdom of YAHUAH is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. 33 Another parable spoke he unto them; The Kingdom of YAHUAH is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 34 All these things spoke YAHUSHA unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke he not unto them: 35 That it might be fulfilled את eth which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. 36 Then YAHUSHA sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his Talmidiym came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 He answered and said unto them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of Adam; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the Kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of Adam shall send forth his angels, and את eth they shall gather out of his Kingdom all things that offend, and them which do transgress the Torah; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
44 Again, the Kingdom of YAHUAH is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides, and for joy thereof goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. 45 Again, the Kingdom of YAHUAH is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. 47 Again, the Kingdom of YAHUAH is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51 YAHUSHA said unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, ADONAI. 52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the Kingdom of YAHUAH is like unto a man that is a householder, which brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.
53 And it came to pass, that when YAHUSHA had finished these parables, he departed thence.