August 26 - September 1, 2017
4 Shiyshiy (Elul) - 10 Shiyshiy (Elul)
PARSHAT: Bemidbar 30:2 - 32:42
If a man vow a vow unto YAHUAH, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth. 3 If a woman also vow a vow unto YAHUAH, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth; 4 And her father hear את eth-her vow, and her bond wherewith she has bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she has bound her soul shall stand. 5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he hears; not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she has bound her soul, shall stand: and YAHUAH shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her. 6 And if she had at all a man, when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul; 7 And her man heard it, and held his peace at her in the day that he heard it: then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand. 8 But if her man disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make את eth-her vow which she vowed, and את eth-that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of no effect: and YAHUAH shall forgive her. 9 But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her. 10 And if she vowed in her man's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath; 11 And her man heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand. 12 But if her man has utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her man has made them void; and YAHUAH shall forgive her. 13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her man may establish it, or her man may make it void. 14 But if her man altogether hold his peace at her from day to day; then he establishes את eth-all her vows, or את eth-all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirms them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them. 15 But if he shall any ways make them void after that he has heard them; then he shall bear את eth-her iniquity. 16 These are the statutes, which YAHUAH commanded את eth-Mosheh, between a man and his woman, between the father and his daughter, being yet in her youth in her father's house.
AND YAHUAH spoke unto Mosheh, saying, 2 Avenge the children of Yashar’el of the Midyaniym: afterward shall you be gathered unto your people. 3 And Mosheh spoke unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midyaniym, and avenge YAHUAH of Midyan. 4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Yashar’el, shall ye send to the war. 5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Yashar’el, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. 6 And Mosheh sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and את eth-Piynechac the son of El`azar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand. 7 And they warred against the Midyaniym, as YAHUAH commanded את eth-Mosheh; and they slew all the males. 8 And they slew את eth-the kings of Midyan, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, את eth-Eviy,[i] and את eth-Reqem,[ii] and את eth-Tsur, and את eth-Choriy, and את eth-Reva,[iii] five kings of Midyan: את eth Bil`am also the son of Be`or they slew with the sword. 9 And the children of Yashar’el took את eth-all the women of Midyan captives, and את eth-their little ones, and took the spoil of את eth-all their cattle, and את eth-all their flocks, and את eth-all their goods. 10 And they burnt את eth-all their cities wherein they dwelt, and את eth-all their goodly castles, with fire. 11 And they took את eth-all the spoil, and את eth all the prey, both of men and of beasts. 12 And they brought את eth-the captives, and את eth-the prey, and את eth-the spoil, unto Mosheh, and El`azar the priest, and unto the assembly of the children of Yashar’el, unto the camp at the plains of Mo’av, which are by the Yardan near Yeriycho.
13 And Mosheh, and El`azar the priest, and all the princes of the assembly, went forth to meet them without the camp. 14 And Mosheh was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle. 15 And Mosheh said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? 16 Behold, these caused the children of Yashar’el, through the counsel of Bil`am, to commit transgression against YAHUAH in the matter of Pe`or, and there was a plague among the assembly of YAHUAH. 17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that has known man by lying with him. 18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. 19 And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whosoever has killed any person, and whosoever has touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day. 20 And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood.
21 And El`azar the priest said unto the men of war which went to the battle, This is the ordinance of the Torah which YAHUAH commanded את eth-Mosheh; 22 Only את eth-the gold, and את eth-the silver, את eth-the brass, את eth-the iron, את eth-the tin, and את eth-the lead, 23 Everything that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that abides not the fire ye shall make go through the water. 24 And ye shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean, and afterward ye shall come into the camp.
25 And YAHUAH spoke unto El-Mosheh, saying, 26 Take את eth the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, you, and El`azar the priest, and the chief fathers of the assembly: 27 And divide את eth-the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the assembly: 28 And levy a tribute unto YAHUAH of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the cattle, and of the asses, and of the sheep: 29 Take it of their half, and give it unto El`azar the priest, for a heave offering of YAHUAH. 30 And of the children of Yashar’el's half, you shall take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the cattle, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Leviyiym, which guard the watch of the Tabernacle of YAHUAH. 31 And Mosheh and El`azar the priest did as YAHUAH commanded את eth-Mosheh. 32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep, 33 And threescore and twelve thousand cattle, 34 And threescore and one thousand asses, 35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him. 36 And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep: 37 And YAHUAH’S tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen. 38 And the cattle were thirty and six thousand; of which YAHUAH’S tribute was threescore and twelve. 39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which YAHUAH’S tribute was threescore and one. 40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which YAHUAH’S tribute was thirty and two persons. 41 And Mosheh gave את eth-the tribute, which was YAHUAH’S heave offering, unto El`azar the priest, as YAHUAH commanded את eth-Mosheh. 42 And of the children of Yashar’el's half, which Mosheh divided from the men that warred, 43 (Now the half that pertained unto the assembly was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep, 44 And thirty and six thousand cattle, 45 And thirty thousand asses and five hundred, 46 And sixteen thousand persons;) 47 Even of the children of Yashar’el's half, Mosheh took את eth-one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Leviyiym, which did guard the watch of the Tabernacle of YAHUAH; as YAHUAH commanded את eth-Mosheh.
48 And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near unto El-Mosheh: 49 And they said unto El-Mosheh, Your servants have taken את eth-the sum of the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacks not one man of us. 50 We have therefore brought את eth-an oblation for YAHUAH, what every man has gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before YAHUAH. 51 And Mosheh and El`azar the priest took את eth-the gold of them, even all wrought jewels. 52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to YAHUAH, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty sheqels. 53 (For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.) 54 And Mosheh and El`azar the priest took את eth-the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the Tabernacle of the assembly, for a memorial for the children of Yashar’el before YAHUAH.
NOW the children of Re’uven and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw את eth-the land of Ya`azeyr, and את eth-the land of Gil`ad, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle; 2 The children of Gad and the children of Re’uven came and spoke unto Mosheh, and to El`azar the priest, and unto the princes of the assembly, saying, 3 Ataroth, and Diyvon, and Ya`azeyr, and Nimrah, and Cheshbon, and El`aleh,[iv] and Sevam,[v] and Nevu,[vi] and Be`on,[vii] 4 Even the country which YAHUAH smote before the assembly of Yashar’el, is a land for cattle, and your servants have cattle: 5 Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in your sight, let את eth-this land be given unto your servants for a possession, and bring us not over את eth-the Yardan.
6 And Mosheh said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Re’uven, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here? 7 And wherefore discourage ye את eth-the heart of the children of Yashar’el from going over into the land which YAHUAH has given them? 8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Qadesh Barnea[viii] to see את eth-the land. 9 For when they went up unto the valley of Eshkol, and saw את eth-the land, they discouraged את eth-the heart of the children of Yashar’el, that they should not go into the land which YAHUAH had given them. 10 And YAHUAH’S anger was kindled the same time, and he swore, saying, 11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Mitsrayim, from twenty years old and upward, shall see את eth the land which I swore unto Avraham, unto Yitschaq, and unto Ya`aqov; because they have not wholly followed me: 12 Save Kalev the son of Yephunneh the Qenizziy,[ix] and Yahusha the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed YAHUAH. 13 And YAHUAH’S anger was kindled against Yashar’el, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of YAHUAH, was consumed. 14 And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers' stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of YAHUAH toward El-Yashar’el. 15 For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.
16 And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones: 17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Yashar’el, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land. 18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Yashar’el have inherited every man his inheritance. 19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side of the Yardan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side of the Yardan eastward.
20 And Mosheh said unto them, If ye will do את eth-this thing, if ye will go armed before YAHUAH to war, 21 And will go all of you armed over את eth-the Yardan before YAHUAH, until he has driven out את eth-his enemies from before him, 22 And the land be subdued before YAHUAH: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before YAHUAH, and before Yashar’el; and this land shall be your possession before YAHUAH. 23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against YAHUAH: and be sure your sin will find you out. 24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth. 25 And the children of Gad and the children of Re’uven spoke unto Mosheh, saying, Your servants will do as my lord commands. 26 Our little ones, our women, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gil`ad: 27 But your servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before YAHUAH to battle, as my lord says.
28 So concerning them Mosheh commanded את eth El`azar the priest, and את eth Yahusha the son of Nun, and את eth-the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Yashar’el: 29 And Mosheh said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Re’uven will pass with you over את eth-the Yardan, every man armed to battle, before YAHUAH, and the land shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give them את eth-the land of Gil`ad for a possession: 30 But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Kena`an. 31 And the children of Gad and the children of Re’uven answered, saying את eth, As YAHUAH has said unto your servants, so will we do. 32 We will pass over armed before YAHUAH into the land of Kena`an, that the possession of our inheritance on this side of the Yardan may be ours. 33 And Mosheh gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Re’uven, and unto half the tribe of Menashsheh the son of Yoceph, את eth-the kingdom of Ciychon king of the Emoriym, and את eth-the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, even the cities of the country round about.
34 And the children of Gad built את eth-Diyvon, and את eth-Ataroth, and את eth-Aro`er, 35 And את eth-Atroth, Shophan, and את eth-Ya`azeyr, and Yogbehah,[x] 36 And את eth-Beyt Nimrah,[xi] and את eth-Beyt Ha-Ran,[xii] fenced cities: and folds for sheep. 37 And the children of Re’uven built את eth-Cheshbon, and את eth-El`aleh, and את eth-Qiryathayim,[xiii] 38 And את eth-Nevu, and את eth-Ba`al Me`on,[xiv] (their names being changed,) and את eth-Sevam: and gave את eth-other names unto the cities which they built. 39 And the children of Makiyr the son of Menashsheh went to Gil`ad, and took it, and dispossessed את eth-the Emoriy which was in it. 40 And Mosheh gave Gil`ad unto Makiyr the son of Menashsheh; and he dwelt therein. 41 And Ya’iyr[xv] the son of Menashsheh went and took את eth-the small towns thereof, and called them Chavvoth Ya`iyr.[xvi] 42 And Novach[xvii] went and took את eth-Qenath,[xviii] and את eth-the villages thereof, and called it Novach, after his own name.
HAFTORAH: Yirmeyahu 1:1- 2:3
THE words of Yirmeyahu the son of Chilqiyahu, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Binyamiyn: 2 To whom the Word of YAHUAH came in the days of Yo’shiyahu the son of Amon king of Yahudah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. 3 It came also in the days of Yahuyaqiym the son of Yo’shiyahu king of Yahudah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Tsidqiyahu the son of Yo’shiyahu king of Yahudah, unto the carrying away of Yerushalayim captive in the fifth month. 4 Then the Word of YAHUAH came unto me, saying, 5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations. 6 Then said I, Ah, ADONAI YAHUAH! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
7 But YAHUAH said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for you shall go to all that I shall send you, and את eth-whatsoever I command you you shall speak. 8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with you to deliver you, says YAHUAH. 9 Then YAHUAH put forth את eth-his hand, and touched my mouth. And YAHUAH said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
11 Moreover the Word of YAHUAH came unto me, saying, Yirmeyahu, what do you see? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. 12 Then said YAHUAH unto me, You have well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. 13 And the Word of YAHUAH came unto me the second time, saying, What do you see? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. 14 Then YAHUAH said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land. 15 For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, says YAHUAH; and they shall come, and they shall set everyone his throne at the entering of the gates of Yerushalayim, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Yahudah. 16 And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other elohiym, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
17 You therefore gird up your loins, and arise, and speak unto them את eth all that I command you: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound you before them. 18 For, behold, I have made you this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Yahudah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land. 19 And they shall fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you, says YAHUAH, to deliver you.
MOREOVER the Word of YAHUAH came to me, saying, 2 Go and cry in the ears of Yerushalayim, saying, Thus says YAHUAH; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your espousals, when you went after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown. 3 Yashar’el was holiness unto YAHUAH, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, says YAHUAH.
BESORAH: Mattithyahu 23:1-39
THEN spoke YAHUSHA to the multitude, and to his Talmidiym, 2 Saying, The scribes and the Parashiym sit in Mosheh’s seat: 3 All therefore whatsoever he bids you guard, that diligently guard and do; but do not ye after their reforms and traditions: for they say, and do not. 4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the tsiytsith of their garments, 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Rabbi, even HAMASHIACH; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your Father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called teachers: for one is your Rabbi, even HAMASHIACH. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Parashiym, hypocrites! for ye shut up את eth the Kingdom of YAHUAH against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 14 Woe unto you, scribes and Parashiym, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 15 Woe unto you, scribes and Parashiym, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of Gey Hinnom than yourselves. 16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the Temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the Temple, he is a debtor! 17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the Temple that sanctifies the gold? 18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever swears by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things thereon. 21 And whoso shall swear by the Temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells therein. 22 And he that shall swear by heaven, swears by the throne of YAHUAH, and by him that sits thereon. 23 Woe unto you, scribes and Parashiym, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted את eth the weightier matters of the Torah: Judgment, Mercy, and Belief: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave את eth the other undone. 24 Ye blind guides, which strain את eth at a gnat, and swallow את eth a camel. 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Parashiym, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 You blind Parashiy, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Parashiym, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29 Woe unto you, scribes and Parashiym, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of Gey Hinnom?
34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous H’avel unto the blood of Zakaryahu[xix] son of Berekyahu,[xx] whom ye slew between the Temple and the altar. 36 Amein I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this nation. 37 O Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim, you that kill the prophets, and stone them את eth which are sent unto you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of YAHUAH.
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