Pekudei | פקודי | “Countings”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Pekudei, Pekude, Pekudey, P’kude, or P’qude (פְקוּדֵי — Hebrew for “amounts of,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 23rd weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading. It is the 11th and last in the Book of Exodus. The parashah tells of the setting up of the Tabernacle.

It constitutes Exodus 38:21–40:38. The parashah is made up of 4,432 Hebrew letters, 1,182 Hebrew words, 92 verses, and 159 lines in a Torah scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah). Read the 22nd or 23rd Sabbath after Simchat Torah, in March. 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 Pekudei is read separately. In common years (for example, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2023, and 2026), parashah Pekudei is combined with the previous parashah, Vayakhel, to help achieve the needed number of weekly readings (although in some non-leap years, such as 2025, they are not combined).

The Tabernacle in Exodus 39–40 echoes the story of creation in Genesis 1:1–2:3. As the creation story unfolded in seven days, the instructions about the Tabernacle unfolded in seven speeches. In both creation and Tabernacle accounts, the text notes the completion of the task. In both creation and Tabernacle, the work done is seen to be good. In both creation and Tabernacle, when the work is finished, Yahovah takes an action in acknowledgement. In both creation and Tabernacle, when the work is finished, a blessing is invoked. And in both creation and Tabernacle, God declares something “holy.”

Torah: Exodus 38:21 – 40:38
1st reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 38:21 – 39:1

Exo 38:21  These were the appointments of the Dwelling Place, the Dwelling Place of the Witness, which was appointed by the mouth of Mosheh, for the service of the Lěwites, by the hand of Ithamar, son of Aharon the priest.  22  And Betsal’ěl son of Uri, son of Ḥur, of the tribe of Yehuḏah, made all that יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  23  And with him: Oholiaḇ son of Aḥisamaḵ, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer, an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet material, and in fine linen.  24  All the gold prepared for the work, in all the work of the set-apart place – and it was the gold of the wave offering – came to be twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place.  25  And the silver from the ones counted of the congregation was one hundred talents and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place:  26  a beqa, half a sheqel for a head, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, for everyone passing over to those counted, from twenty years old and above, for six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty men.  27  And the hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the set-apart place and the bases of the veil: one hundred sockets from the hundred talents, a talent for each socket.  28  And of the one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five sheqels he made hooks for the columns, and overlaid their tops, and made bands for them.  29  And the bronze of the wave offering was seventy talents and two thousand four hundred sheqels.  30  And with it he made the sockets for the door of the Tent of Appointment, and the bronze slaughter-place, and the bronze grating for it, and all the utensils for the slaughter-place,  31  and the sockets for the courtyard all around, and the bases for the courtyard gate, and all the pegs for the Dwelling Place, and all the pegs for the courtyard all around.  39:1  And of the blue and purple and scarlet material they made woven garments, to do service in the set-apart place. And they made the set-apart garments which were for Aharon, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. 

2nd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 39:2 – 39:21

Exo 39:2  And he made the shoulder garment of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and of fine woven linen.  3  And they beat out sheets of gold and cut it into threads, to work it in with the blue and purple and scarlet material, and the fine linen, the work of a skilled workman.  4  They made shoulder pieces for it to join it, it was joined at its two edges.  5  And the embroidered band of his shoulder garment that was on it was of the same work of gold, and blue and purple and scarlet material, and of fine woven linen, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  6  And they made the shoham stones, set in plated work of gold, engraved as signets are engraved, according to the names of the sons of Yisra’ěl.  7  And he put them on the shoulders of the shoulder garment, stones of remembrance for the sons of Yisra’ěl, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  8  And he made the breastplate, a work of a skilled workman, like the work of the shoulder garment, of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material, and of fine woven linen.  9  It was square, they made the breastplate double, its length a span, its width a span, doubled.  10  And they filled it with four rows of stones: a row of ruby, a topaz, and an emerald was the first row;  11  and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;  12  and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;  13  and the fourth row a beryl, a shoham, and a jasper – set in plated work of gold in their settings.  14  And the stones were according to the names of the sons of Yisra’ěl, twelve according to their names, engraved like a signet, each one with its own name according to the twelve tribes.  15  And they made braided chains of corded work for the breastplate at the ends, of clean gold.  16  And they made two settings of gold and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.  17  And they put the two cords of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate.  18  And the two ends of the two cords they fastened in the two settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder garment in the front.  19  And they made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which was on the inward side of the shoulder garment.  20  And they made two gold rings and put them on the two shoulder pieces, underneath the shoulder garment, on the front of it, close to its seam above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment.  21  And they bound the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the shoulder garment with a blue cord, so that it would be above the embroidered band of the shoulder garment, and that the breastplate would not come loose from the shoulder garment, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. 

3rd reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 39:22 – 39:32

Exo 39:22  And he made the robe of the shoulder garment of woven work, all of blue.  23  And the opening of the robe was in the middle, like the opening in a scaled armour, with a woven binding all around the opening, so that it would not tear.  24  And they made on the hem of the robe pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, twined.  25  And they made bells of clean gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates on the hem of the robe all around between the pomegranates:  26  a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe, for the service, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  27  And they made the long shirt of fine linen, the work of a weaver, for Aharon and his sons,  28  and a turban of fine linen, and the turban ornaments of fine linen, and short trousers of fine woven linen,  29  and a girdle of fine woven linen with blue and purple and scarlet material, the work of an embroiderer, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  30  And they made the plate of the set-apart sign of dedication of clean gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving of a signet: SET-APARTNESS TO יהוה.  31  And they put on it a blue cord, to fasten it above on the turban, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  32  And all the work of the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Appointment was completed. And the children of Yisra’ěl did according to all that יהוה had commanded Mosheh, so they did. 

4th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 39:33 – 39:43

Exo 39:33  And they brought the Dwelling Place to Mosheh, the tent and all its furnishings, its hooks, its boards, its bars, and its columns, and its sockets,  34  and the covering of rams’ skins dyed red, and the covering of fine leather, and the veil of the covering,  35  the ark of the Witness with its poles, and the lid of atonement,  36  the table, and all its utensils, and the showbread,  37  the clean lampstand with its lamps, the lamps to be put in order, and all its utensils, and the oil for light,  38  and the slaughter-place of gold, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the covering for the Tent door,  39  the bronze slaughter-place and its bronze grating, its poles, and all its utensils, the basin with its stand,  40  the screens of the courtyard, its columns and its sockets, the covering for the courtyard gate, its cords, and its pegs, and all the utensils for the service of the Dwelling Place, for the Tent of Appointment,  41  the woven garments, to do service in the set-apart place: the set-apart garments for Aharon the priest, and his sons’ garments, to serve as priests.  42  According to all that יהוה had commanded Mosheh, so the children of Yisra’ěl did all the work.  43  And Mosheh looked over all the work and saw they did it as יהוה had commanded, so they had done. And Mosheh blessed them. 

(2 Chronicles 1:5–6 reports that the bronze altar that Bezalel built, which they brought to Moses in Exodus 39:39, still stood before the Tabernacle in Solomon’s time, and Solomon sacrificed a thousand burnt offerings on it.)

5th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 40:1 – 40:16

Exo 40:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,  2  “On the first day of the first new moon, you are to raise up the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Appointment,  3  and shall put in it the ark of the Witness, and screen the ark with the veil.  4  “And you shall bring in the table and arrange what belongs on it, and bring in the lampstand and light its lamps.  5  “And you shall set the slaughter-place of gold for the incense before the ark of the Witness, and put up the covering of the door to the Dwelling Place.  6  “And you shall set the slaughter-place of the ascending offering before the door of the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Appointment,  7  and shall set the basin between the Tent of Appointment and the slaughter-place, and shall put water therein.  8  “And you shall set up the courtyard all around, and shall place the covering of the courtyard gate,  9  and shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the Dwelling Place and all that is in it, and shall set it and all its utensils apart, and it shall be set-apart.  10  “And you shall anoint the slaughter-place of the ascending offering and all its utensils, and set the slaughter-place apart, and the slaughter-place shall be most set-apart.  11  “And you shall anoint the basin and its stand, and set it apart.  12  “And you shall bring Aharon and his sons to the door of the Tent of Appointment and wash them with water.  13  “And you shall put the set-apart garments on Aharon, and anoint him and set him apart to serve as priest to Me.  14  “And you shall bring his sons and put long shirts on them,  15  and shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, and they shall serve as priests to Me. And their anointing shall be for them an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”  16  And Mosheh did according to all that יהוה had commanded him, so he did. 

6th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 40:17 – 40:27

Exo 40:17  And it came to be in the first new moon of the second year, on the first day of the new moon, that the Dwelling Place was raised up.  18  And Mosheh raised up the Dwelling Place and placed its sockets, and set up its boards, and put in its bars,and raised up its columns,  19  and spread the tent over the Dwelling Place and put the covering of the tent on top of it, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  20  And he took the Witness and put it into the ark, and he put the poles through the rings of the ark, and put the lid of atonement on top of the ark,  21  and brought the ark into the Dwelling Place, and placed the veil of the covering to screen off the ark of the Witness, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  22  And he put the table in the Tent of Appointment, on the north side of the Dwelling Place, outside the veil,  23  and set the bread in order upon it before יהוה, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  24  And he put the lampstand in the Tent of Appointment, opposite the table, on the south side of the Dwelling Place,  25  and lit the lamps before יהוה, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  26  And he put the gold slaughter-place in the Tent of Appointment in front of the veil,  27  and burned sweet incense on it, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh. 

7th reading (עליה, aliyah)  Shemot 40:28 – 40:38

Exo 40:28  And he set up the covering to the door of the Dwelling Place.  29  And he put the slaughter-place of ascending offering before the door of the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Appointment, and offered upon it the ascending offering and the grain offering, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  30  And he put the basin between the Tent of Appointment and the slaughter-place, and put water therein for washing.  31  And Mosheh, and Aharon, and his sons washed their hands and their feet with water from it,  32  as they went into the Tent of Appointment, and as they came near the slaughter-place. They would wash, as יהוה had commanded Mosheh.  33  And he raised up the courtyard all around the Dwelling Place and the slaughter-place, and placed the covering of the courtyard gate. And Mosheh completed the work.  34  And the cloud covered the Tent of Appointment, and the esteem of יהוה filled the Dwelling Place.  35  And Mosheh was not able to come into the Tent of Appointment, because the cloud dwelt on it, and the esteem of יהוה filled the Dwelling Place.  36  And when the cloud was taken up from above the Dwelling Place, the children of Yisra’ěl went onward in all their journeys.  37  But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out till the day that it was taken up.  38  For the cloud of יהוה was on the Dwelling Place by day, and fire was on it by night, before the eyes of all the house of Yisra’ěl, in all their journeys. 

Prophets: 1 Kings 8:1-21

1Ki 8:1  Then Shelomoh assembled the elders of Yisra’ěl and all the heads of the tribes, the chief fathers of the children of Yisra’ěl, to Sovereign Shelomoh in Yerushalayim, to bring up the ark of the covenant of יהוה from the City of Dawiḏ, which is Tsiyon.  2  And all the men of Yisra’ěl assembled to Sovereign Shelomoh at the festival in the month of Ěythanim, which is the seventh new moon.  3  And all the elders of Yisra’ěl came, and the priests took up the ark,  4  and brought up the ark of יהוה, and the Tent of Appointment, and all the set-apart utensils that were in the Tent. And the priests and the Lěwites brought them up,  5  and Sovereign Shelomoh, and all the congregation of Yisra’ěl who had assembled with him, were with him before the ark, slaughtering so many sheep and cattle, that they could not be counted or numbered.  6  And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of יהוה to its place, into the Speaking Place of the House, to the Most Set-apart Place, under the wings of the keruḇim,  7  for the keruḇim spread two wings over the place of the ark, and the keruḇim covered over the ark and its poles.  8  And the poles extended so that the ends of the poles were seen from the set-apart place, in front of the Speaking Place, but they were not seen from outside. And they are there to this day.  9  There was naught in the ark, only the two tablets of stone which Mosheh put there at Ḥorěḇ, where יהוה made a covenant with the children of Yisra’ěl, when they came out of the land of Mitsrayim. 

10  And it came to be, when the priests came out of the Set-apart Place, that the cloud filled the House of יהוה, 

11  so that the priests were unable to stand and perform the service because of the cloud, for the esteem of יהוה filled the House of יהוה. 

12  And Shelomoh said, “יהוה has said He would dwell in the dark cloud.  13  I have indeed built You an exalted house, an established place for You to dwell in forever.”  14  And the sovereign turned around and blessed all the assembly of Yisra’ěl, while all the assembly of Yisra’ěl was standing.  15  And he said, “Blessed be יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ěl, who spoke with His mouth to my father Dawiḏ, and with His hand has filled it, saying,  16  Since the day I brought My people Yisra’ěl out of Mitsrayim, I have chosen no city from any tribe of Yisra’ěl in which to build a house for My Name to be there, but I chose Dawiḏ to be over My people Yisra’ěl.’  17  “And it was in the heart of my father Dawiḏ to build a house for the Name of יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ěl.  18  “But יהוה said to my father Dawiḏ, ‘Because it has been in your heart to build a house for My Name, you did well that it was in your heart.  19  Only, you do not build the house, but your son, who is coming from your loins, he does build the house for My Name.’  20  “Now יהוה has established His word which He spoke, and I have been raised up instead of my father Dawiḏ, and sit on the throne of Yisra’ěl, as יהוה promised, and built a house for the Name of יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ěl,  21  and have appointed there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of יהוה which He made with our fathers, when He brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim.” 

Brit Hadasha: John 6:1-71

Joh 6:1  After this יהושע went away to the other side of the Sea of Galil, that is Lake Kinnereth.  2  And a large crowd was following Him, because they saw His signs which He did on those who were sick.  3  And יהושע went up on a mountain, and there He sat down with His taught ones.  4  And the Pěsaḥ was near, the festival of the Yehuḏim.  5  Then יהושע, lifting up His eyes and seeing a large crowd coming toward Him, said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for them to eat?”  6  And this He said, trying him, for He Himself knew what He would do.  7  Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denariia worth of bread is not sufficient for them, for every one of them to receive a little.” Footnote: aRoman monetary unit.  8  One of His taught ones, Andri, the brother of Shim‛on Kěpha, said to Him,  9  “Here is a boy who has five barley loaves and two fishes, but what are these for so many?”  10  And יהושע said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place, and the men, numbering about five thousand, sat down.  11  And יהושע took the loaves, and having given thanks He distributed them to the taught ones, and the taught ones to those sitting down. And the same with the fish, as much as they wished.  12  And when they were filled, He said to His taught ones, “Gather the broken pieces that are left over, so that none gets wasted.”  13  So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.  14  Then the men, having seen the sign that יהושע did, said, “This is truly the Prophet who is coming to the world.”  15  Then יהושע, knowing that they were about to come and seize Him, that they might make Him sovereign, withdrew again to the mountain, alone by Himself.  16  And when evening came, His taught ones went down to the sea,  17  and entering into the boat, they were going over the sea toward Kephar Naḥum. And it had already become dark, and יהושע had not yet come to them.  18  And the sea was rising because a great wind was blowing.  19  When they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadiab, they saw יהושע walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were afraid. Footnote: bApprox. 5 to 6 kilometres or 3 to 4 miles.  20  And He said to them, “It is I, do not be afraid.”  21  They wished therefore to take Him into the boat, and at once the boat was at the land where they were going.  22  On the next day, the crowd that was standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there except that one into which His taught ones had entered, and that יהושע had not entered the boat with His taught ones, but His taught ones went away alone –  23  but other boats came from Kinnereth, near the place where they ate bread after the Master had given thanks –  24  therefore when the crowd saw that יהושע was not there, nor His taught ones, they themselves also entered into the boats and came to Kephar Naḥum, seeking יהושע.  25  And having found Him on the other side of the sea, they asked Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?”  26  יהושע answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were satisfied.  27  “Do not labour for the food that is perishing, but for the food that is remaining to everlasting life, which the Son of Aḏam shall give you,c for the Father, Elohim, has set His seal on Him.” Footnote: cSee Joh_6:35, Joh_6:48, Joh_6:51, Joh_6:58 and Mat_4:4.  28  So they said to Him, “What should we do to work the works of Elohim?”  29  יהושע answered and said to them, “This is the work of Elohim, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”  30  So they said to Him, “What sign then would You do, so that we see and believe You? What would You do?  31  “Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it has been written, ‘He gave them bread out of the heaven to eat.’ ” Psa_78:24, Psa_105:40, Neh_9:15.  32  Therefore יהושע said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, Mosheh did not give you the bread out of the heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread out of the heaven.  33  “For the bread of Elohim is He who comes down out of the heaven and gives life to the world.”  34  So they said to Him, “Master, give us this bread always.”  35  And יהושע said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall not get hungry at all, and he who believes in Me shall not get thirsty at all.  36  “But I said to you that you have seen Me, and still do not believe.  37  “All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I shall by no means cast out.  38  “Because I have come down out of the heaven, not to do My own desire, but the desire of Him who sent Me.  39  “This is the desire of the Father who sent Me, that all He has given Me I should not lose of it, but should raise it in the last day.  40  “And this is the desire of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him should possess everlasting life. And I shall raise him up in the last day.”  41  Therefore the Yehuḏim were grumbling against Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down out of the heaven.”  42  And they said, “Is not this יהושע, the son of Yosěph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down out of the heaven’?”  43  Then יהושע answered and said to them, “Do not grumble with one another.  44  “No one is able to come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him. And I shall raise him up in the last day.  45  “It has been written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by יהוה.’ Isa_54:13, Jer_31:34. Everyone, then, who has heard from the Father, and learned, comes to Me.  46  “Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from Elohim – He has seen the Father.  47  “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me possesses everlasting life.  48  “I am the bread of life.  49  “Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and they died.  50  “This is the bread which comes down out of the heaven, so that anyone might eat of it, and not die.  51  “I am the living bread which came down out of the heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever. And indeed, the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”  52  The Yehuḏim, therefore, were striving with one another, saying, “How is this One able to give us His flesh to eat?”  53  יהושע therefore said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Aḏam and drink His blood, you possess no life in yourselves.  54  “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood possesses everlasting life, and I shall raise him up in the last day.  55  “For My flesh is truly food, and My blood is truly drink.  56  “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood stays in Me, and I in him.  57  “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me shall live because of Me.  58  “This is the bread which came down out of the heaven, not as your fathers ate the manna and died. He who eats this bread shall live forever.”  59  He said this in a congregation, teaching in Kephar Naḥum.  60  Therefore many of His taught ones having heard, said, “This word is hard, who is able to hear it?”  61  But יהושע knowing within Himself that His taught ones were grumbling about this, said to them, “Does this make you stumble?  62  “What if you see the Son of Aḏam going up where He was before?  63  “It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh does not profit at all. The words that I speak to you are Spirit and are life.d Footnote: dSee Joh_6:68 and 1Co_15:45.  64  “But there are some of you who do not believe.” For יהושע knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would deliver Him up.  65  And He said, “Because of this I have said to you that no one is able to come to Me unless it has been given to him by My Father.”  66  From then on many of His taught ones withdrew and were not walking with Him any more.  67  יהושע therefore said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?”  68  Then Shim‛on Kěpha answered Him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You possess words of everlasting life.  69  “And we have believed, and we know that You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim.”  70  יהושע answered them, “Have I not chosen you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?”  71  He was now speaking of Yehuḏah from Qerioth, the son of Shim‛on, for he, one of the twelve, was about to deliver Him up. 

2 Corinthians 3:7-18

2Co 3:7  But if the administering of death in letters, engraved on stones, was esteemed, so that the children of Yisra’ěl were unable to look steadily at the face of Mosheh because of the esteem of his face, which was passing away,  8  how much more esteemed shall the administering of the Spirit not be?  9  For if the administering of condemnation had esteem, the administering of righteousness exceeds much more in esteem.  10  For indeed what was made esteemed had no esteem in this respect, in view of the esteem that excels.  11  For if that which is passing away was esteemed, much more that which remains in esteem.  12  Having then such expectation, we use much boldness of speech,  13  and not like Mosheh, who put a veil over his facea so that the children of Yisra’ěl should not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. Footnote: aSee Exo_34:33-35.  14  But their minds were hardened, for to this day, when the old covenant is being read, that same veil remains, not lifted, because in Messiah it is taken away.  15  But to this day, when Mosheh is being read, a veil lies on their heart.  16  And when one turns to the Master, the veil is taken away. Exo_34:34.  17  Now יהוה is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of יהוה is, there is freedom.  18  And we all, as with unveiled face we see as in a mirror the esteem of יהוה, are being transformed into the same likeness from esteem to esteem, as from יהוה, the Spirit.b Footnote: bSee also 2Co_3:17-18. 

Revelation 15:5-8

Rev 15:5  And after this I looked and saw the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Witness in the heaven was opened.  6  And out of the Dwelling Place came the seven messengers having the seven plagues, dressed in clean bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands.  7  And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven messengers seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of Elohim who lives forever and ever.  8  And the Dwelling Place was filled with smoke from the esteem of Elohim and from His power, and no one was able to enter the Dwelling Place until the seven plagues of the seven messengers were ended. 

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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