Vayak’hel | ויקהל | “He Gathered”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Vayakhel, Wayyaqhel, VaYakhel, Va-Yakhel, Vayak’hel, Vayak’heil, or Vayaqhel (וַיַּקְהֵל‎ — Hebrew for “and he assembled,” the first word in the parashah) is the 22nd weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the 10th in the Book of Exodus. The parashah tells of the making of the Tabernacle and its sacred vessels. It constitutes Exodus 35:1–38:20. The parashah is made up of 6,181 Hebrew letters, 1,558 Hebrew words, and 122 verses, and can occupy about 211 lines in a Torah scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה‎, Sefer Torah).

Read the 22nd Sabbath after Simchat Torah, generally in March or rarely in late February. The lunisolar Hebrew calendar contains up to 55 weeks, the exact number varying between 50 in common years and 54 or 55 in leap years. In leap years (for example, 2019, 2022, 2024, and 2027), parashah Vayakhel is read separately. In common years (for example, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2023, and 2026), parashah Vayakhel is usually combined with the next parashah, Pekudei, to help achieve the number of weekly readings needed (although in some non-leap years, such as 2025, they are not combined).

Torah: Exodus 35:1 – 38:20

1st reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 35:1 – 35:20

Exo 35:1  And Mosheh assembled all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ěl, and said to them, “These are the Words which יהוה has commanded you to do:  2  “Work is done for six days, but on the seventh day it shall be set-apart to you, a Sabbath of rest to יהוה. Anyone doing work on it is put to death.  3  “Do not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.”  4  And Mosheh spoke to all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ěl, saying, “This is the word which יהוה commanded, saying,  5  ‘Take from among you a contribution to יהוה. Everyone whose heart so moves him, let him bring it as a contribution to יהוה: gold, and silver, and bronze,  6  and blue, and purple, and scarlet material, and fine linen, and goats’ hair,  7  and ram skins dyed red, and fine leather, and acacia wood,  8  and oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense,  9  and shoham stones, and stones to be set in the shoulder garment and in the breastplate.  10  ‘And let all the wise-hearted among you come and make all that יהוה has commanded:  11  the Dwelling Place, its tent and its covering, its hooks and its boards, its bars, its columns, and its sockets,  12  the ark and its poles, the lid of atonement and the veil of the covering,  13  the table and its poles, and all its utensils, and the showbread,  14  and the lampstand for the light, and its utensils, and its lamps, and the oil for the light,  15  and the incense slaughter-place, and its poles, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the covering for the door at the entrance of the Dwelling Place,  16  the slaughter-place of ascending offering with its bronze grating, its poles, and all its utensils, the basin and its stand,  17  the screens of the courtyard, its columns, and their sockets, and the covering for the gate of the courtyard,  18  the pegs of the Dwelling Place, and the pegs of the courtyard, and their cords,  19  the woven garments to do service in the set-apart place, the set-apart garments for Aharon the priest and the garments of his sons to serve as priests.’ ”  20  And all the congregation of the children of Yisra’ěl withdrew from the presence of Mosheh. 

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 35:21 – 35:29

Exo 35:21  And everyone whose heart lifted him up and everyone whose spirit moved him came, and they brought the contribution to יהוה for the work of the Tent of Appointment, and for all its service, and for the set-apart garments.  22  And they came, both men and women, all whose hearts moved them, and brought earrings and nose rings, and rings and necklaces, all golden goods, even every one who made a wave offering of gold to יהוה. 

23  And every man, with whom was found blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and rams’ skins dyed red, and fine leather, brought them.  24  Everyone who would make a contribution to יהוה of silver or bronze, brought it. And everyone with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it.  25  And all the wise-hearted women spun yarn with their hands, and brought what they had spun, the blue and the purple, the scarlet material, and the fine linen.  26  And all the women whose hearts lifted them up in wisdom spun the goats’ hair.  27  And the rulers brought shoham stones, and the stones to be set in the shoulder garment and in the breastplate,  28  and the spices and the oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.  29  The children of Yisra’ěl brought a voluntary offering to יהוה, all the men and women whose hearts moved them to bring all kinds of work which יהוה, by the hand of Mosheh, had commanded to be done. 

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 35:30 – 36:7

Exo 35:30  And Mosheh said to the children of Yisra’ěl, “See, יהוה has called by name Betsal’ěl son of Uri, son of Ḥur, of the tribe of Yehuḏah,  31  and He has filled him with the Spirit of Elohim, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all work,  32  to make designs, to work in gold and in silver and in bronze,  33  and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving wood, and to work in all workmanship of design.  34  “And He has put in his heart the ability to teach, in him and Oholiaḇ son of Aḥisamaḵ, of the tribe of Dan.  35  “He has filled them with skill to do all work of the engraver and the designer and embroiderer, in blue and in purple, in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and a weaver, doing any work, and makers of designs. 

Exo 36:1  “And Betsal’ěl and Oholiaḇ, and every wise-hearted man in whom יהוה has given wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all work for the service of the set-apart place, shall do according to all that יהוה has commanded.”  2  And Mosheh called Betsal’ěl and Oholiaḇ, and every wise-hearted man in whose heart יהוה had given wisdom, everyone whose heart lifted him up, to come and do the work.  3  And they received from Mosheh all the contribution which the children of Yisra’ěl had brought for the work of the service of making the set-apart place. But they still brought to him voluntary offerings every morning,  4  so all the craftsmen who were doing all the work of the set-apart place came, each from the work he was doing,  5  and they spoke to Mosheh, saying, “The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which יהוה commanded us to do.”  6  Then Mosheh commanded and they sent this word throughout the camp, saying, “Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the contribution of the set-apart place.” And the people were withheld from bringing,  7  for what they had was enough for all the work to be done, more than enough. 

4th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 36:8 – 36:19

Exo 36:8  Then all the wise-hearted ones among them who worked on the Dwelling Place made ten curtains woven of fine linen and blue and purple and scarlet material. They made them with keruḇim, the work of a skilled workman.  9  The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits, all the curtains having one measure.  10  And he joined five curtains, one to another; and the other five curtains he joined, one to another.  11  And he made loops of blue on the edge of the end curtain of one set, the same he did on the edge of the end curtain of the other set.  12  Fifty loops he made on one curtain, and fifty loops he made on the edge of the end curtain of the second set; the loops held one curtain to another.  13  And he made fifty hooks of gold, and joined the curtains to each other with the hooks, and the Dwelling Place became one.  14  And he made curtains of goats’ hair for the tent over the Dwelling Place, he made eleven curtains.  15  The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits, the eleven curtains having one measure.  16  And he joined five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves.  17  And he made fifty loops on the edge of the end curtain in one set, and fifty loops he made on the edge of the curtain of the second set.  18  And he made fifty bronze hooks to join the tent, to be one.  19  And he made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins, dyed red, and a covering of fine leather above that. 

5th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 36:20 – 37:16

Exo 36:20  And for the Dwelling Place he made boards of acacia wood, standing up.  21  The length of each board was ten cubits, and the width of each board a cubit and a half.  22  Each board had two tenons for binding one to another. So he did to all the boards of the Dwelling Place.  23  And he made boards for the Dwelling Place, twenty boards for the south side.  24  And he made forty sockets of silver to go under the twenty boards, and two sockets under each of the boards for its two tenons.  25  And for the other side of the Dwelling Place, for the north side, he made twenty boards,  26  and their forty sockets of silver, two sockets under the one board, and two sockets under the other board.  27  And he made six boards for the west side of the Dwelling Place.  28  And he made two boards for the two back corners of the Dwelling Place.  29  And they were double beneath, and similarly they were complete to the top by one ring. So he did to both of them for the two corners.  30  And there were eight boards, and their silver sockets, sixteen sockets, two sockets under each of the boards.  31  And he made bars of acacia wood, five for the boards on one side of the Dwelling Place,  32  and five bars for the boards on the other side of the Dwelling Place, and five bars for the boards of the Dwelling Place at the rear, westward.  33  And he made the middle bar to pass through the boards from one end to the other.  34  And he overlaid the boards with gold, and their rings he made of gold to be holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.  35  And he made a veil of blue and purple and scarlet material, and fine worked linen. It was made with keruḇim, the work of a skilled workman.  36  And he made four columns of acacia wood for it, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold. And he cast four sockets of silver for them.  37  And he made a covering for the Tent door of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine woven linen, made by a weaver,  38  and its five columns with their hooks. And he overlaid their tops and their rings with gold, but their five sockets were of bronze. 

Exo 37:1  And Betsal’ěl made the ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, and a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.  2  And he overlaid it with clean gold inside and outside, and made a moulding of gold all around it.  3  And he cast four rings of gold for it, for its four feet, two rings on its one side, and two rings on its other side.  4  And he made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.  5  And he put the poles into the rings at the sides of the ark, to lift the ark.  6  And he made a lid of atonement of clean gold, two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide.  7  And he made two keruḇim of beaten gold. He made them from the two ends of the lid of atonement,  8  one keruḇ at one end on this side, and the other keruḇ at the other end on that side. He made the keruḇim from the lid of atonement, from the two ends.  9  And the keruḇim spread out their wings above, and covered the lid of atonement with their wings, with their faces toward each other, the faces of the keruḇim were turned toward the lid of atonement.  10  And he made the table of acacia wood, two cubits long, and a cubit wide, and a cubit and a half high.  11  And he overlaid it with clean gold, and made a moulding of gold all around it.  12  And he made a rim of a handbreadth all around it, and made a moulding of gold for the rim all around it.  13  And he cast four rings of gold for it, and put the rings on the four corners that were at its four legs.  14  The rings were next to the rim, as holders for the poles to lift the table.  15  And he made the poles of acacia wood to lift the table, and overlaid them with gold.  16  And he made the utensils which were on the table, its dishes, and its cups, and its bowls, and its jars for pouring, of clean gold. 

6th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 37:17 – 37:29

Exo 37:17  And he made the lampstand of clean gold. He made the lampstand of beaten work, its base, and its shaft, its cups, its ornamental knobs, and its blossoms were from it.  18  And six branches came out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side.  19  There were three cups like almond flowers on one branch, with ornamental knob and blossom, and three cups like almond flowers on the other branch, a knob and a blossom – so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.  20  And on the lampstand were four cups like almond flowers, its knobs and blossoms,  21  and a knob under the first two branches of the same, and a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, for the six branches coming out of it.  22  Their knobs and their branches were of it, all of it was one beaten work of clean gold.  23  And he made its seven lamps, and its snuffers, and its trays, of clean gold.  24  He made it of a talent of clean gold, and all its utensils.  25  And he made the incense slaughter-place of acacia wood, a cubit long and a cubit wide, square, and two cubits high. Its horns were of it.  26  And he overlaid it with clean gold, its top and its sides all around, and its horns. And he made a moulding for it of gold all around it.  27  And he made two rings of gold for it under its moulding, at its two corners on both sides, as holders for the poles with which to lift it.  28  And he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.  29  And he made the set-apart anointing oil and the clean incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the perfumer. 

7th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 38:1 – 38:20

Exo 38:1  And he made the slaughter-place of ascending offering of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide, square, and three cubits high.  2  And he made its horns on its four corners, the horns were of it. And he overlaid it with bronze.  3  And he made all the utensils for the slaughter-place: the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, and the forks, and the fire holders. He made all its utensils of bronze.  4  And he made a grating for the slaughter-place, a bronze network, under its rim, midway from the bottom.  5  And he cast four rings for the four corners of the bronze grating, as holders for the poles.  6  And he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with bronze.  7  And he put the poles into the rings on the sides of the slaughter-place, with which to lift it. He made the slaughter-place hollow with boards.  8  And he made the basin of bronze and its stand of bronze, from the bronze mirrors of the serving women who did service at the door of the Tent of Appointment.  9  And he made the courtyard: for the south side the screens of the courtyard were of fine woven linen, one hundred cubits long,  10  their twenty columns and their twenty sockets, of bronze. The hooks of the columns and their bands were of silver.  11  And for the north side the screens were one hundred cubits long, their twenty columns and their twenty sockets, of bronze. The hooks of the columns and their bands were of silver.  12  And for the west side there were screens of fifty cubits, their ten columns and their ten sockets. The hooks of the columns and their bands were of silver.  13  And for the east side eastward, fifty cubits:  14  fifteen cubits of screens on the one side, with their three columns and their three sockets,  15  and fifteen cubits of screens the other side of the courtyard gate, on this side and that side, with their three columns and their three sockets.  16  All the screens of the courtyard all around were of fine woven linen.  17  And the sockets for the columns were of bronze, the hooks of the columns and their bands were of silver, and the overlay of their tops was of silver. And all the columns of the courtyard had bands of silver.  18  And the covering for the gate of the courtyard was the work of an embroiderer, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and of fine woven linen, and twenty cubits long, and the height along its width was five cubits, corresponding to the screens of the courtyard.  19  And the columns were four, and their sockets of bronze four, their hooks were of silver, and the overlay of their tops and their bands was of silver.  20  And all the pegs of the Dwelling Place, and of the courtyard all around, were of bronze. 

Prophets: 1 Kings 7:13-51

1Ki 7:13  And Sovereign Shelomoh sent and brought Ḥiram from Tsor.  14  He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tsor, a bronze worker. And he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill in working with all kinds of bronze work. So he came to Sovereign Shelomoh and did all his work.  15  And he cast two columns of bronze, each one eighteen cubits high, and a line of twelve cubits measured the circumference of each.  16  And he made two capitals of cast bronze, to put on the tops of the columns – the height of one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits –  17  a lattice network, with wreaths of chainwork, for the capitals which were on top of the columns, seven chains for one capital and seven for the other capital.  18  And he made the columns, and two rows of pomegranates above the network all around to cover the capitals that were on top, and so he did for the other capital.  19  And the capitals that were on top of the columns in the hall were in the shape of lilies, four cubits.  20  And there were capitals above also on the two columns, by the bulge which was next to the network. And the pomegranates were two hundred, in rows on each of the capitals all around.  21  And he set up the columns by the porch of the Hěḵal. And he set up the column on the right and called its name Yaḵin, and he set up the column on the left and called its name Bo‛az.  22  And on the top of the columns was lily work. Thus the work of the columns was completed.  23  And he made the Sea of cast metal, ten cubits from one rim to the other, round all about, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured around it.  24  And below its rim were ornaments all around, ten to a cubit, all the way around the Sea. The ornaments were cast in two rows when it was cast.  25  It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, and three facing west, and three facing south, and three facing east. And the Sea was set upon them, and all their back parts were inward.  26  And it was a handbreadth thick, and its rim was shaped like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held two thousand baths.  27  And he made ten stands of bronze, each stand was four cubits long, and four cubits wide, and three cubits high.  28  And this is how the stands were made: They had side panels, and the side panels were between frames,  29  and on the side panels that were between the frames were lions, oxen, and keruḇim, and a pedestal above on the frame. Below the lions and oxen were wreaths of beaten work.  30  And each stand had four bronze wheels and axles of bronze, and its four feet had supports. Under the basin were cast supports beside each wreath.  31  And its opening inside the crown at the top was one cubit. And the opening was round, like the work of the pedestal, one and a half cubits. And also on the opening were engravings, but the side panels were square, not round.  32  And the four wheels were under the side panels, and the axles of the wheels were joined to the stand, and the height of a wheel was one and a half cubits.  33  And the wheels were made like chariot wheels. Their axle pins, and their rims, and their spokes, and their hubs were all cast.  34  And there were four supports at the four corners of each stand, its supports were of the stand itself.  35  And on the top of the stand, half a cubit in height – round all around. And on the top of the stand, its flanges and its side panels were of the same.  36  And on the plates of its flanges and on its side panels he engraved keruḇim, lions, and palm trees, according to the clear space on each, with wreaths all around.  37  He made the ten stands like this: all of them were of one mould, one measure, and one shape.  38  And he made ten basins of bronze; each basin contained forty baths, and each basin was four cubits, one basin on each of the ten stands.  39  And he put five stands on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house, and he put the Sea on the right side of the house to the east, facing the south.  40  And Ḥiram made the pots and the shovels and the bowls. And Ḥiram completed doing all the work that he was to do for Sovereign Shelomoh on the House of יהוה: 

41  the two columns, and the bowl-shaped capitals that were on top of the columns, and the two networks covering the two bowl-shaped capitals which were on top of the columns;  42  and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two bowl-shaped capitals that were on top of the columns;  43  and the ten stands, and the ten basins on the stands;  44  and the one Sea, and twelve oxen under the Sea;  45  and the pots, and the shovels, and the bowls. And all these utensils which Ḥiram made for Sovereign Shelomoh for the House of יהוה were of polished bronze.  46  The sovereign had them cast in clay in the district of Yarděn between Sukkoth and Tsarethan.  47  And Shelomoh left all the utensils unweighed, because they were many, nor was the weight of the bronze searched out.  48  So Shelomoh made all the utensils for the House of יהוה: the slaughter-place of gold, and the table of gold on which was the showbread;  49  and the lampstands of refined gold, five on the right side and five on the left in front of the Speaking Place, with the flowers and the lamps and the snuffers of gold;  50  and the basins, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the ladles, and the fire holders of refined gold, and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the Most Set-apart Place, and for the doors of the house of the Hěḵal.  51  Thus all the work which Sovereign Shelomoh had done for the House of יהוה was completed. And Shelomoh brought in the set-apart items of his father Dawiḏ: the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the House of יהוה. 

 2 Kings 11:17 – 12:16(17)

2Ki 11:17  And Yehoyaḏa made a covenant between יהוה and the sovereign and the people, to be the people of יהוה – also between the sovereign and the people.  18  And all the people of the land went to the house of Ba‛al, and broke it down. They completely broke up its slaughter-places and images, and killed Mattan the priest of Ba‛al before the slaughter-places. And the priest appointed inspectors over the House of יהוה, 

19  and took the commanders of hundreds, and the Karites, and the runners, and all the people of the land. And they brought the sovereign down from the House of יהוה, and went by way of the gate of the runners to the sovereign’s house. And he sat on the throne of the sovereigns.  20  And all the people of the land rejoiced. And the city had rest, for they had slain Athalyahu with the sword in the sovereign’s house.  21  Yeho’ash was seven years old when he began to reign. 

2Ki 12:1  Yeho’ash began to reign in the seventh year of Yěhu, and he reigned forty years in Yerushalayim. And his mother’s name was Tsiḇyah of Be’ěrsheḇa.  2  And Yeho’ash did what was right in the eyes of יהוה all the days in which Yehoyaḏa the priest instructed him.  3  However, the high places were not taken away; the people still slaughtered and burned incense on the high places.  4  And Yeho’ash said to the priests, “All the silver of the set-apart gifts that are brought into the House of יהוה, the silver coming over, each man’s assessment silver, all the silver that a man purposes in his heart to bring into the House of יהוה,  5  let the priests take for themselves, each from his friend. And let them strengthen the breaches of the House, wherever there is a breach.”  6  And it came to be, by the twenty-third year of Sovereign Yeho’ash, that the priests had not strengthened the breaches of the House,  7  and Sovereign Yeho’ash called Yehoyaḏa the priest and the other priests, and said to them, “Why have you not strengthened the breaches of the House? And now, do not take any more silver from your friends, but give it for the breaches of the House.”  8  And the priests agreed that they would neither receive any more silver from the people, nor strengthen the breaches of the House.  9  And Yehoyaḏa the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the slaughter-place, on the right side as one comes into the House of יהוה. And the priests who guarded the door put there all the silver that was brought into the House of יהוה. 

10  And it came to be, whenever they saw that there was much silver in the chest, that the sovereign’s scribe and the high priest came up and put it in bags, and counted the silver that was found in the House of יהוה, 

11  and gave the silver, weighed out, into the hands of those who did the work, who had the oversight of the House of יהוה. And they paid it out to the carpenters and builders who worked on the House of יהוה, 

12  and to stonemasons and stonecutters, and for buying timber and hewn stone to strengthen the breach of the House of יהוה, and for all that was paid out to strengthen the House. 

2Ki 12:13  However there were not made for the House of יהוה basins of silver, snuffers, sprinkling-bowls, trumpets, any objects of gold, or objects of silver, from the silver that was brought into the House of יהוה, 

14  for they gave that to the workmen, and they strengthened the House of יהוה with it.  15  And they did not reckon with the men into whose hand they gave the silver to be paid to workmen, for they acted trustworthily.  16  The silver from the trespass offerings and the silver from the sin offerings was not brought into the House of יהוה. It belonged to the priests.  17  And Ḥaza’ěl sovereign of Aram went up and fought against Gath, and captured it. And Ḥaza’ěl set his face to go up to Yerushalayim.

Ezekiel 45:16 – 46:18

Eze 45:16  “All the people of the land are to give this contribution to the prince in Yisra’ěl.  17  “And on the prince are the ascending offerings, and the grain offerings, and drink offerings, at the festival, the new moons, the sabbaths – in all the appointed times of the house of Yisra’ěl. He is to prepare the sin offering, and the grain offering, and the ascending offering, and the peace offerings to make atonement for the house of Yisra’ěl.”  18  Thus said the Master יהוה, “In the first month, on the first of the new moon, you are to take a young bull, a perfect one, and shall cleanse the set-apart place.  19  “And the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and put it on the doorposts of the House, on the four corners of the ledge of the slaughter-place, and on the posts of the gate of the inner courtyard.  20  “And do the same on the seventh of the new moon for anyone who makes a mistake or is foolish. And you shall make atonement for the House.  21  “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the new moon, you have the Pěsaḥ, a festival of seven days, unleavened bread is eaten.  22  “And on that day the prince shall prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering.  23  “And during the seven days of the festival he prepares an ascending offering to יהוה, seven bulls and seven rams, perfect ones, daily for seven days, and a male goat daily for a sin offering.  24  “And he prepares a grain offering of one ěphah for each bull and one ěphah for each ram, together with a hin of oil for each ěphah.  25  “In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the new moon, at the festival, he prepares like these seven days, as the sin offering, as the ascending offering, as the grain offering, and as the oil.” 

Eze 46:1  ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, “The gate of the inner courtyard facing east is shut the six days of work, but on the sabbath it is opened, and on the day of the new moon it is opened.  2  “And the prince shall enter by way of the porch of that gate from the outside, and he shall stand by the post. And the priests shall prepare his ascending offering and his peace offerings. And he shall bow himself at the threshold of the gate, and shall go out, but the gate is not shut until evening.  3  “And the people of the land shall also bow themselves at the entrance to this gate before יהוה, on the sabbaths and on the new moons.  4  “And the ascending offering which the prince brings to יהוה on the sabbath day is six lambs, perfect ones, and a ram, a perfect one.  5  “And the grain offering is one ěphah for a ram, and the grain offering for the lambs, a gift of his hand, and a hin of oil for an ěphah.  6  “And on the day of the new moon: a young bull, a perfect one, six lambs, and a ram, they should be perfect.  7  “And he prepares a grain offering of an ěphah for a bull, and an ěphah for a ram, and for the lambs as his hand attains, and a hin of oil for an ěphah.  8  “And when the prince enters, he comes in by way of the porch of that gate, and goes out the same way.  9  “And when the people of the land enter before יהוה at the appointed times, whoever shall enter by way of the north gate to bow himself, goes out by way of the south gate. And whoever enters by way of the south gate, goes out by way of the north gate, he shall not return by way of the gate through which he came, but goes out through the opposite one.  10  “And the prince is to be in their midst, entering when they enter, and going out when they go out.  11  “And in the festivals and in the appointed times the grain offering is an ěphah for a bull, and an ěphah for a ram, and for lambs the gift of his hand, and a hin of oil for an ěphah.  12  “And when the prince makes a spontaneous ascending offering or spontaneous peace offerings to יהוה, the gate facing east shall be opened for him. And he shall prepare his ascending offering and his peace offerings as he did on the Sabbath day. And he shall go out, and after he goes out the gate shall be shut.  13  “And make a daily ascending offering to יהוה of a lamb a year old, a perfect one, preparing it morning by morning.  14  “And prepare a grain offering with it morning by morning, a sixth of an ěphah, and a third of a hin of oil to moisten the fine flour, a grain offering to יהוה – continual everlasting laws.  15  “And prepare the lamb, and the grain offering, and the oil, morning by morning, a continual ascending offering.”  16  Thus said the Master יהוה, “When the prince gives a gift of some of his inheritance to any of his sons, it belongs to his sons, it is their possession by inheritance.  17  “And when he gives a gift of some of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his till the year of release, then it shall return to the prince. Only the inheritance of his sons is theirs.  18  “And the prince does not take any of the people’s inheritance by evicting them from their possession. He is to give his sons their inheritance from his own possession, so that none of My people are separated from his possession.” ’ ” 

Brit Hadasha: Mark 6:14-29

Mar 6:14  And Sovereign Herodes heard, for His Name had become well-known. And he said, “Yoḥanan the Immerser has been raised from the dead, and because of this these powers are at work in him.”  15  Others said, “He is Ěliyahu.” And others said, “He is a prophet – like one of the prophets.”  16  But when Herodes heard, he said, “This one is Yoḥanan whom I beheaded, he has been raised from the dead!”  17  For Herodes himself had sent and seized Yoḥanan, and bound him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her,  18  for Yoḥanan had said to Herodes, “It is not right for you to have your brother’s wife.”  19  So Herodias held a grudge against him and wished to kill him, but was unable,  20  for Herodes feared Yoḥanan, knowing that he was a righteous and set-apart man, and he protected him. And when he heard him, he was much perplexed, yet heard him gladly.  21  And a suitable day came when Herodes on his birthday gave a feast for his great men, and the high officers, and the chief men of Galil.  22  And when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, and pleased Herodes and those who sat with him, the sovereign said to the girl, “Ask me whatever you wish, and I shall give it to you.”  23  And he swore to her, “Whatever you ask me, I shall give you, up to half of my reign.”  24  And she went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask?” And she said, “The head of Yoḥanan the Immerser!”  25  And coming in immediately with haste to the sovereign she asked, saying, “I wish that you give me at once the head of Yoḥanan the Immerser on a dish.”  26  And the sovereign, becoming deeply grieved, because of the oaths, and because of those who sat with him, did not wish to refuse her.  27  And the sovereign straightaway sent an executioner and commanded his head to be brought. And he went and beheaded him in prison,  28  and brought his head on a dish, and gave it to the girl. And the girl gave it to her mother.  29  And when his taught ones heard of it, they came and took away his dead body and laid it in a tomb. 

2 Corinthians 9:1-15

2Co 9:1  Indeed, concerning the service to the set-apart ones, it is unnecessary for me to write to you;  2  for I know your eagerness, about which I boast of you to the Makedonians, that Achaia was ready a year ago. And your ardour has stirred up most of them.  3  But I sent the brothers, lest our boasting on behalf of you should be made empty in this part, in order that, as I said, you were ready,  4  lest if some Makedonians come with me and find you not ready, we – not to speak of you – should be put to shame because of our belief.  5  So I thought it necessary to appeal to the brothers to come to you in advance, and arrange your promised blessing beforehand – this to be ready as a blessing and not as greediness.  6  And this: He who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly, and he who sows on blessing shall also reap on blessing.  7  Let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not of grief or of necessity, for Elohim loves a joyous giver.  8  And Elohim is able to make all favour overflow toward you, that you, always having all you need in every way, have plenty for every good work.  9  As it has been written, “He scattered abroad, He gave to the poor, His righteousness remains forever.” Psa_112:9.  10  And He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, shall supply and increase the seed you have sown and increase the fruit of your righteousness,  11  being enriched in every way for all simplicity, which works out thanksgiving to Elohim through us.  12  Because the rendering of this service not only supplies the needs of the set-apart ones, but also is overflowing through many thanksgivings to Elohim.  13  Through the proof of this service, they esteem Elohim on the submission of your confession to the Good News of Messiah, and generosity in sharing with them and all men,  14  and by their prayer for you, who long for you because of the exceeding favour of Elohim in you.  15  Thanks also to Elohim for His unspeakable gift!

Hebrews 9:1-14

Heb 9:1  Now the first covenant indeed had regulations of worship and the earthly set-apart place.  2  For a Tent was prepared: the first part, in which was the lampstand, and the table, and the showbread, which is called the Set-apart Place.  3  And after the second veil, the part of the Tent which is called Most Set-apart,  4  to which belonged the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which were the golden pot that held the manna, and the rod of Aharon that budded, and the tablets of the covenant,  5  and above it the keruḇim of esteem were overshadowing the place of atonement – about which we do not now speak in detail.  6  And these having been prepared like this, the priests always went into the first part of the Tent, accomplishing the services.  7  But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for sins of ignorance of the people,a Footnote: a Num_15:15-28.  8  the Set-apart Spirit signifying this, that the way into the Most Set-apart Place was not yet made manifest while the first Tent has a standing,  9  which was a parable for the present time in which both gifts and slaughters are offered which are unable to perfect the one serving, as to his conscience,  10  only as to foods and drinks, and different washings, and fleshly regulations imposed until a time of setting matters straight.  11  But Messiah, having become a High Priest of the coming good matters, through the greater and more perfect Tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation,  12  entered into the Most Set-apart Place once for all, not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood, having obtained everlasting redemption.  13  For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the defiled, sets apart for the cleansing of the flesh,  14  how much more shall the blood of the Messiah, who through the everlasting Spirit offered Himself unblemished to Elohim, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living Elohim? 

Revelation 11:1-13

Rev 11:1  And a reed like a measuring rod was given to me, and the messenger stood, saying, “Rise and measure the Dwelling Place of Elohim, and the slaughter-place, and those worshipping in it.  2  “But cast out the court which is outside the Dwelling Place, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations, and they shall trample the set-apart city under foot for forty-two months.  3  “And I shall give unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clad in sackcloth.”  4  These are the two olive trees Eze_4:3 and the two lampstands that are standing before the Elohim of the earth.  5  And if anyone wishes to harm them, fire comes out from their mouth and consumes their enemies. And if anyone wishes to harm them, he has to be killed in that way.  6  These possess authority to shut the heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy. And they possess authority over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they wish.  7  And when they have ended their witness, the beast coming up out of the pit of the deep shall fight against them, and overcome them, and kill them,  8  and their dead bodies lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Seḏom and Mitsrayim, where also our Master was impaled,  9  and some of the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations see their dead bodies for three and a half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be placed into tombs,  10  and those dwelling on the earth rejoice over them and exult. And they shall send gifts to each other, because these two prophets tortured those dwelling on the earth.  11  And after the three and a half days a spirit of life from Elohim entered into them, and they stood upon their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.  12  And they heard a loud voice from the heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up into the heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them.  13  And in that hour there came to be a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. And in the earthquake seven thousand men were killed, and the rest became afraid and gave esteem to the Elohim of the heaven. 

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׃  

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