Nasso | נשא | Take Up”

Deu 6:4  שׁמע  ישׂראל  יהוה  אלהינו  יהוה  אחד׃  

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

Naso or Nasso (נָשֹׂא — Hebrew for “take a census” or “lift up,” the sixth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 35th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the second in the Book of Numbers. It constitutes Numbers 4:21–7:89. Naso has the largest number of letters, words, and verses of any of the 54 weekly Torah portions. The parashah is made up of 8,632 Hebrew letters, 2,264 Hebrew words, and 176 verses, and can occupy about 311 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah). Typically read on the first Shabbat after Shavuot.


Torah: Numbers 4:21 – 7:89

1st  reading (עליה, aliyah) Numbers 4:21–37

In the first reading (עליה, aliyah), יהוה told Moses to take a census of the Gershonites between 30 and 50 years old, who were subject to service for the Tabernacle. The Gershonites had the duty, under the direction of Aaron‘s son Ithamar, to carry the cloths of the Tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting with its covering, the covering of tachash skin on top of it, the screen for the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, the hangings of the enclosure, the screen at the entrance of the gate of the enclosure surrounding the Tabernacle, the cords thereof, the altar, and all their service equipment and accessories. Moses was also to take a census of the Merarites between 30 and 50 years old. The Merarites had responsibility, under the direction of Ithamar, for the planks, the bars, the posts, and the sockets of the Tabernacle, and the posts around the enclosure and their sockets, pegs, and cords. Moses, Aaron, and the chieftains recorded 2,750 Kohathites age 30 to 50.

Relative Population and Adult Population of the Levite Divisions DivisionPopulationShare of TotalRank by Pop.AdultsShare of TotalRank by AdultsAdult Share of Division
Kohathites8,60038.612,75032.1232.0
Gershonites7,50033.622,63030.6335.1
Merarites6,20027.833,20037.3151.6
Total22,300100.08,580100.038.5

Num 4:21  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 4:22  “Take a census also of the sons of Gĕreshon, by their fathers’ house, by their clans.

Num 4:23  “Register them, from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who enter to perform the service, to do the service in the Tent of Meeting.

Num 4:24  “This is the service of the clans of the Gĕreshonites, in serving and in bearing burdens:

Num 4:25  “And they shall bear the curtains of the Dwelling Place and the Tent of Meeting with its covering, the covering of fine leather that is on it, the covering for the door of the Tent of Meeting,

Num 4:26  and the screens of the courtyard and the covering for the door of the gate of the courtyard, which is around the Dwelling Place and altar, and their cords, all the equipment for their service and all that is made for them – so shall they serve.

Num 4:27  “Aharon and his sons are to command all the service of the sons of the Gĕreshonites, all their burden and all their service. And you shall appoint to them all the duty of all their burden.

Num 4:28  “This is the service of the clans of the sons of Gĕreshon in the Tent of Meeting. And let their duties be under the hand of Ithamar, son of Aharon the priest.

Num 4:29  “As for the sons of Merari, register them by their clans and by their fathers’ house.

Num 4:30  “Register them, from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work of the Tent of Meeting.

Num 4:31  “And this is the duty of their burden, according to all their service for the Tent of Meeting: the boards of the Dwelling Place, and its bars, and its columns, and its sockets,

Num 4:32  and the columns around the courtyard with their sockets, and their pegs, and their cords, with all their equipment and all their service. And assign to each by name the equipment of the duty of their burden.

Num 4:33  “This is the service of the clans of the sons of Merari, as all their service for the Tent of Meeting, under the hand of Ithamar, son of Aharon the priest.”

Num 4:34  So Mosheh and Aharon and the leaders of the congregation registered the sons of the Qehathites by their clans and by their fathers’ house,

Num 4:35  from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who entered the service for work in the Tent of Meeting.

Num 4:36  And their registered ones, by their clans, were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.

Num 4:37  These were the registered ones of the clans of the Qehathites, all those serving in the Tent of Meeting, whom Mosheh and Aharon registered according to the command of יהוה by the hand of Mosheh.

2nd  reading (עליה, aliyah) Numbers 4:38–49

In the second reading (עליה, aliyah), Moses, Aaron, and the chieftains thus recorded the Levites age 30 to 50 as follows:

  • Kohathites: 2,750,
  • Gershonites: 2,630, and
  • Merarites: 3,200,

for a total of 8,580 undertaking, in summary, ‘the work of service and the work of bearing burdens’.

Num 4:38  And those registered ones of the sons of Gĕreshon, by their clans and by their fathers’ house,

Num 4:39  from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who entered the service for work in the Tent of Meeting,

Num 4:40  the registered ones, by their clans, by their fathers’ house, were two thousand six hundred and thirty.

Num 4:41  These were the registered ones of the clans of the sons of Gĕreshon, of all who serve in the Tent of Meeting, whom Mosheh and Aharon registered according to the command of יהוה.

Num 4:42  And those of the clans of the sons of Merari who were registered, by their clans, by their fathers’ house,

Num 4:43  from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who entered the service for work in the Tent of Meeting,

Num 4:44  the registered ones, by their clans were three thousand two hundred.

Num 4:45  These were the registered ones of the clans of the sons of Merari, whom Mosheh and Aharon registered according to the command of יהוה by the hand of Mosheh.

Num 4:46  All the registered ones of the Lĕwites, whom Mosheh and Aharon and the leaders of Yisra’ĕl registered, by their clans and by their fathers’ houses,

Num 4:47  from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who came to do the work of service and the work of bearing burdens in the Tent of Meeting,

Num 4:48  their registered ones were eight thousand five hundred and eighty.

Num 4:49  According to the command of יהוה they were registered by the hand of Mosheh, each according to his service and according to his burden, thus were they registered by him, as יהוה commanded Mosheh.

3rd  reading (עליה, aliyah) Numbers 5:1–10

Num 5:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 5:2  “Command the children of Yisra’ĕl to send out of the camp every leper, and everyone who has a discharge, and whoever becomes defiled1 for a being. Footnote: 1Defilement can be imparted from one to another.

Num 5:3  “Send out both male and female, send them outside the camp, so that they do not defile their camps in the midst of which I dwell.”

Num 5:4  And the children of Yisra’ĕl did so, to send them outside the camp. As יהוה had spoken to Mosheh, so the children of Yisra’ĕl did.

Num 5:5  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 5:6  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, ‘When a man or woman commits any sin that men commit in trespass against יהוה, and that being is guilty,

Num 5:7  then they shall confess their sin which they have done. And he shall restore his guilt in its principal, plus one-fifth of it, and give it to whom he has been guilty.

Num 5:8  ‘But if the man has no relative to restore the guilt to, the guilt which is restored goes to יהוה, for the priest, in addition to the ram of the atonement with which atonement is made for him.

Num 5:9  ‘And every contribution of all the set-apart gifts of the children of Yisra’ĕl, which they bring to the priest, becomes his.

Num 5:10  ‘And every man’s set-apart gifts becomes his, whatever any man gives the priest becomes his.’ ”

4th reading (עליה, aliyah) Numbers 5:11–6:27

Col 2:4  And this I say, so that no one deceives you with enticing words.

Col 2:5  For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your belief in Messiah.

Col 2:6  Therefore, as you accepted Messiah יהושע the Master, walk in Him,

Col 2:7  having been rooted and built up in Him, and established in the belief, as you were taught, overflowing in it with thanksgiving.

Col 2:8  See to it that no one makes a prey of you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary matters of the world,1 and not according to Messiah. Footnote: 1See v. 20, and Gal. 4:3 & 9.

Col 2:9  Because in Him dwells all the completeness of the Mightiness bodily,

Col 2:10  and you have been made complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and authority.

Col 2:11  In Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not made with hands, in the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Messiah,

Col 2:12  having been buried with Him in immersion, in which you also were raised with Him through the belief in the working of Elohim, who raised Him from the dead.

Col 2:13  And you, being dead in your trespasses1 and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, Footnote: 1Eph. 2:1.

Col 2:14  having blotted out the certificate of debt against us – by the dogmas – which stood against us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the stake.

Col 2:15  Having stripped the principalities and the authorities, He made a public display of them, having prevailed over them in it.

Col 2:16  Let no one therefore judge you in eating or in drinking, or in respect of a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths –

Col 2:17  which are a shadow of what is to come – but the Body of the Messiah.

Num 5:23  And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:

Num 5:24  And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.

Num 5:25  Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the woman’s hand, and shall wave the offering before the LORD, and offer it upon the altar:

Mat 26:36  Then יהושע came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the taught ones, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”

Mat 26:37  And He took with Him Kĕpha and the two sons of Zaḇdai, and He began to be grieved and deeply distressed.

Mat 26:38  Then He said to them, “My being is exceedingly grieved, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”

Mat 26:39  And going forward a little, He fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I desire, but as You desire.”

Mat 26:40  And He came to the taught ones and found them asleep, and said to Kĕpha, “So, were you not able to watch with Me one hour?

Mat 26:41  “Watch and pray, lest you enter into trial. The spirit indeed is eager, but the flesh is weak.”

Mat 26:42  Again He went away, a second time, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is impossible for this to pass unless I drink it, let Your desire be done.”

Num 5:11  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 5:12  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When any man’s wife turns aside and has committed a trespass against him,

Num 5:13  and a man has intercourse with her, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and it is concealed that she has defiled herself, and there was no witness against her, nor was she caught,

Num 5:14  and a spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife who has defiled herself, or a spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife although she has not defiled herself,

Num 5:15  then the man shall bring his wife to the priest. And he shall bring the offering for her, one-tenth of an ĕphah of barley flour. He is not to pour oil on it or put frankincense on it, because it is a grain offering of jealousy, an offering for remembering, for bringing crookedness to remembrance.

Num 5:16  ‘And the priest shall bring her near, and shall make her stand before יהוה.

Num 5:17  ‘And the priest shall take set-apart water in an earthen vessel, and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the Dwelling Place and put it into the water.

Num 5:18  ‘And the priest shall make the woman stand before יהוה, and shall uncover the woman’s head, and put the offering for remembering in her hands, which is the grain offering of jealousy, while the priest holds in his hand the bitter water that brings a curse.

Num 5:19  ‘And the priest shall make her swear, and say to the woman, “If no man has lain with you, and if you have not turned aside to uncleanness under your husband’s authority, be free from this bitter water that brings a curse.

Num 5:20  “But if you have turned aside under your husband’s authority, and if you have defiled yourself and some man other than your husband has lain with you” –

Num 5:21  then the priest shall make the woman swear with the oath of the curse, and he shall say to the woman – “יהוה make you a curse and an oath among your people, when יהוה makes your thigh waste away and your belly swell,

Num 5:22  and this water that causes the curse shall go into your inward parts, and make your belly swell and your thigh waste away.” And the woman shall say, “Amĕn, amĕn.”

Num 5:23  ‘And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and shall wipe them off into the bitter water,

Num 5:24  and shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings the curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter her to become bitter.

Num 5:25  ‘And the priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman’s hand, and shall wave the offering before יהוה, and bring it to the altar.

Num 5:26  ‘And the priest shall take a hand filled with the offering, as its remembrance offering, and burn it on the altar, and afterward make the woman drink the water.

Num 5:27  ‘And when he has made her drink the water, then it shall be, if she has defiled herself and has committed a trespass against her husband, that the water that brings the curse shall enter her and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall waste away, and the woman shall become a curse among her people.

Num 5:28  ‘But if the woman has not defiled herself, and is clean, then she shall be clear and shall conceive children.

Num 5:29  ‘This is the Torah of jealousy, when a wife turns aside under her husband’s authority and defiles herself,

Num 5:30  or when a spirit of jealousy comes upon a man, and he becomes jealous of his wife. Then he shall make the woman stand before יהוה, and the priest shall do to her all this Torah.

Num 5:31  ‘And the man shall be clear from crookedness, but the woman bear her crookedness.’ ”

The Nazirite Vow

Num 6:1  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 6:2  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and say to them, ‘When a man or woman does separate, by making a vow of a Nazirite, to be separate to יהוה,

Num 6:3  he separates himself from wine and strong drink – he drinks neither vinegar of wine nor vinegar of strong drink, neither does he drink any grape juice, nor eat grapes or raisins.

Num 6:4  ‘All the days of his separation he does not eat whatever is made of the grapevine, from seed to skin.

Num 6:5  ‘All the days of the vow of his separation a razor does not come upon his head. Until the days are completed for which he does separate himself to יהוה, he is set-apart. He shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow long.

Num 6:6  ‘All the days of his separation to יהוה he does not go near a dead body.

Num 6:7  ‘He does not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother or his sister, when they die, because his separation to Elohim is on his head.

Num 6:8  ‘All the days of his separation he is set-apart to יהוה.

Num 6:9  ‘And when anyone dies beside him in an instant, suddenly, and he has defiled the head of his separation, then he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing – on the seventh day he shaves it.

Num 6:10  ‘And on the eighth day he brings two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the door of the Tent of Meeting,

Num 6:11  and the priest shall prepare one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, and shall make atonement for him, because he sinned by reason of the dead body. And he shall set apart his head on that day,

Num 6:12  and shall separate to יהוה the days of his separation, and shall bring a male lamb a year old, as a guilt offering. But the former days are not counted, because his separation was defiled.

Num 6:13  ‘And this is the Torah of the Nazirite: When the days of his separation are completed, he is brought to the door of the Tent of Meeting,

Num 6:14  and he shall bring his offering to יהוה: one male lamb a year old, a perfect one, as a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb a year old, a perfect one, as a sin offering, and one ram, a perfect one, as a peace offering,

Num 6:15  and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, and unleavened thin cakes anointed with oil, and their grain offering with their drink offerings.

Num 6:16  ‘And the priest shall bring them before יהוה and prepare his sin offering and his burnt offering.

Num 6:17  ‘And he shall prepare the ram as a peace offering to יהוה, together with the basket of unleavened bread. And the priest shall prepare its grain offering and its drink offering.

Num 6:18  ‘And the Nazirite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall take the hair from the head of his separation and shall put it on the fire which is under the slaughtering of the peace offering.

Num 6:19  ‘And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake from the basket, and one unleavened thin cake, and put them upon the hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved his hair of separation.

Num 6:20  ‘Then the priest shall wave them, a wave offering before יהוה. It is set-apart for the priest, besides the breast of the wave offering and besides the thigh of the contribution. And afterwards the Nazirite shall drink wine.’

Num 6:21  “This is the Torah of the Nazirite who vows to יהוה the offering for his separation, and besides that, whatever else his hand is able to provide. According to the vow which he takes, so he shall do according to the Torah of his separation.”

The Aaronic Blessing

Num 6:22  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 6:23  “Speak to Aharon and his sons, saying, ‘This is how you bless the children of Yisra’ĕl. Say to them:

Num 6:24  “יהוה bless you and guard you;

Num 6:25  יהוה make His face shine upon you, and show favour to you;

Num 6:26  יהוה lift up His face upon you, and give you peace.” ’

Num 6:27  “Thus they shall put My Name on the children of Yisra’ĕl, and I Myself shall bless them.”

When יהשוצ was crucified, Pilate wrote the sign that was nailed to the cross. The particular wording he chose displeased the Jewish leadership and they asked him to change it. He refused. There are some interesting aspects to this incident that are not apparent in our English translations.

” And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, ‘Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews.’ This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, ‘Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.’ Pilate answered. ‘What I have written I have written.'”

John 19:19-22 (KJV)

Pilate refused to revise the epitaph he had composed. This may have more significance than is apparent in our English translations. The Hebrew epitaph is shown below (remember Hebrew is read from right to left):

Ha Yehudi m   vMelech   HaNazarei   Yeshua   YHWH       H     W     H     Y

Yeshua HaNazarei v Melech HaYehudim: Jesus the Nazarei and King of the Jews.

יהשוע

הנצרי

ומלכ

היהודימ

What we don’t notice in the English translation is that the acrostic made up of the first letter of each word spells out Yahovah (YHWH)!

5th reading (עליה, aliyah) Numbers 7:1–41

Num 7:1  And it came to be, when Mosheh finished setting up the Dwelling Place, that he anointed it and set it apart and all its furnishings, as well as the altar and all its utensils. Thus he anointed them and set them apart.

Num 7:2  And the leaders of Yisra’ĕl, heads of their fathers’ houses who were the leaders of the tribes and over the ones registered, drew near,

Num 7:3  and they brought their offering before יהוה: six covered wagons and twelve cattle, a wagon for every two of the leaders, and for each one a bull. And they brought them near before the Dwelling Place.

Num 7:4  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 7:5  “Accept these from them, and they shall be used in doing the service of the Tent of Meeting. And you shall give them to the Lĕwites, each one according to his service.”

Num 7:6  And Mosheh took the wagons and the cattle, and gave them to the Lĕwites.

Num 7:7  He gave two wagons and four cattle to the sons of Gĕreshon, according to their service.

Num 7:8  And he gave four wagons and eight cattle to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the hand of Ithamar, son of Aharon the priest.

Num 7:9  But to the sons of Qehath he gave none, because theirs was the service of the set-apart objects, which they bore on their shoulders.

Num 7:10  And the leaders brought the dedication offering of the altar in the day it was anointed. So the leaders brought their offering before the altar.

Num 7:11  And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Let them bring their offering, one leader each day, for the dedication of the altar.”

Num 7:12  And the one who brought his offering on the first day was Naḥshon, son of Amminaḏaḇ, from the tribe of Yehuḏah.

Num 7:13  And his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:14  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:15  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:16  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:17  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Naḥshon, son of Amminaḏaḇ.

Num 7:18  On the second day Nethanĕ’l, son of Tsuʽar, leader of Yissasḵar, brought near.

Num 7:19  He brought his offering, one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:20  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:21  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:22  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:23  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nethanĕ’l, son of Tsuʽar.

Num 7:24  On the third day Eliyaḇ, son of Ḥĕlon, leader of the children of Zeḇulun:

Num 7:25  his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:26  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:27  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:28  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:29  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliyaḇ, son of Ḥĕlon.

Num 7:30  On the fourth day Elitsur, son of Sheḏĕy’ur, leader of the children of Re’uḇĕn:

Num 7:31  his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:32  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:33  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:34  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:35  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elitsur, son of Sheḏĕy’ur.

Num 7:36  On the fifth day Shelumi’ĕl, son of Tsurishaddai, leader of the children of Shimʽon:

Num 7:37  his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:38  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:39  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:40  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:41  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Shelumi’ĕl, son of Tsurishaddai.

6th reading (עליה, aliyah) Numbers 7:42–71

Num 7:42  On the sixth day Elyasaph, son of Deu’ĕl, leader of the children of Gaḏ:

Num 7:43  his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:44  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:45  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:46  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:47  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elyasaph, son of Deu’ĕl.

Num 7:48  On the seventh day Elishama, son of Ammihuḏ, leader of the children of Ephrayim:

Num 7:49  his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:50  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:51  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:52  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:53  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elishama, son of Ammihuḏ.

Num 7:54  On the eighth day Gamli’ĕl, son of Peḏahtsur, leader of the children of Menashsheh:

Num 7:55  his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:56  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:57  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:58  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:59  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Gamli’ĕl, son of Peḏahtsur.

Num 7:60  On the ninth day Aḇiḏan, son of Giḏʽoni, leader of the children of Binyamin:

Num 7:61  his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:62  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:63  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:64  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:65  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Aḇiḏan, son of Giḏʽoni.

Num 7:66  On the tenth day Aḥiʽezer, son of Ammishaddai, leader of the children of Dan:

Num 7:67  his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:68  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:69  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:70  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:71  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Aḥiʽezer, son of Ammishaddai.

7th reading (עליה, aliyah) Numbers 7:72–89

Num 7:72  On the eleventh day Paḡʽi’ĕl, son of Oḵran, leader of the children of Ashĕr:

Num 7:73  his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:74  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:75  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:76  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:77  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Paḡʽi’ĕl, son of Oḵran.

Num 7:78  On the twelfth day Aḥira, son of Ěnan, leader of the children of Naphtali:

Num 7:79  his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty sheqels, one silver bowl of seventy sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:80  one gold ladle of ten sheqels, filled with incense;

Num 7:81  one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:82  one male goat as a sin offering;

Num 7:83  and as a peace offering: two cattle, five rams, five male goats, five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Aḥira, son of Ěnan.

Num 7:84  This was the dedication of the altar from the leaders of Yisra’ĕl, when it was anointed: twelve silver dishes, twelve silver bowls, twelve gold ladles.

Num 7:85  Each silver dish was one hundred and thirty sheqels and each bowl seventy sheqels. All the silver of the vessels was two thousand four hundred sheqels, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place.

Num 7:86  The twelve gold ladles filled with incense was ten sheqels each, according to the sheqel of the set-apart place. All the gold of the ladles was one hundred and twenty sheqels.

Num 7:87  All the cattle for the burnt offering were twelve young bulls, the rams twelve, the male lambs a year old twelve, with their grain offering, and the male goats as a sin offering twelve.

Num 7:88  And all the cattle for the peace offerings were twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, the lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication of the altar after it was anointed.

Num 7:89  And when Mosheh went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice of One speaking to him from above the lid of atonement that was on the ark of the Witness, from between the two keruḇim. Thus He spoke to him.


Prophets: Judges 13:2-25

H4494

מָנוֹחַ

mânôach

maw-no’-akh

From H5117; quiet, that is, (concretely) a settled spot, or (figuratively) a home: – (place of) rest.

Jdg 13:2  And there was a certain man from Tsorʽah, of the clan of the Danites, whose name was Manowaḥ. And his wife was barren and had not borne.

Jdg 13:3  And a Messenger of יהוה appeared to the woman and said to her, “See now, you are barren and have not borne, but you shall conceive, and you shall bear a son.

Jdg 13:4  “And now, please guard, and do not drink wine or strong drink, and do not eat any unclean food.

Jdg 13:5  “For look, you are conceiving and bearing a son. And let no razor come upon his head, for the youth is a Nazirite to Elohim from the womb on. And he shall begin to save Yisra’ĕl out of the hand of the Philistines.”

Jdg 13:6  And the woman came and spoke to her husband, saying, “A Man of Elohim came to me, and His appearance was like the appearance of a Messenger of Elohim, very awesome. But I did not ask Him where He was from, and He did not declare to me His name.

Jdg 13:7  “And He said to me, ‘See, you are conceiving and bearing a son. And now, drink no wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean food, for the youth is a Nazirite to Elohim from the womb to the day of his death.’ ”

Jdg 13:8  And Manowaḥ prayed to יהוה, and said, “O יהוה, please let the Man of Elohim whom You sent come to us again and teach us what to do for the youth who is to be born.”

Jdg 13:9  And Elohim listened to the voice of Manowaḥ, and the Messenger of Elohim came to the woman again as she was sitting in the field, but Manowaḥ her husband was not with her.

Jdg 13:10  And the woman ran hurriedly and informed her husband, and said to him, “See, He has appeared to me, the Man who came to me the other day!”

Jdg 13:11  And Manowaḥ arose and went after his wife, and came to the Man, and he said to Him, “Are You the Man who spoke to this woman?” And He said, “I am.”

Jdg 13:12  And Manowaḥ said, “Now let Your words come true! What is to be the rule for the youth’s life and his work?”

Jdg 13:13  And the Messenger of יהוה said to Manowaḥ, “Let the woman guard all that I said to her.

Jdg 13:14  “Let her not eat any food that comes from the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, or eat any unclean food. Let her guard all that which I have commanded her.”

Jdg 13:15  And Manowaḥ said to the Messenger of יהוה, “Please let us detain You, and prepare a young goat for You.”

Jdg 13:16  And the Messenger of יהוה said to Manowaḥ, “Though you detain Me, I do not eat your food. But if you offer a burnt offering, offer it to יהוה.” For Manowaḥ did not know He was a Messenger of יהוה.

Jdg 13:17  Then Manowaḥ said to the Messenger of יהוה, “What is Your name? When Your words come true, then we shall esteem You.”

Jdg 13:18  And the Messenger of יהוה said to him, “Why do you ask My name, since it is wondrous?”

The Hebrew word used here “pelay” is the same word used in Isaiah 9:6 in giving the names of the Messiah of Israel.

Isa 9:6  For a Child shall be born unto us, a Son shall be given unto us, and the rule is on His shoulder. And His Name is called Wonder, Counsellor, Strong Ěl, Father of Continuity, Prince of Peace.

Isa 9:7  Of the increase of His rule and peace there is no end, upon the throne of Dawiḏ and over His reign1, to establish it and sustain it with right-ruling and with righteousness from now on, even forever. The ardour of יהוה of hosts does this. Footnote: 1See 16:5, Ps. 2, Ps. 45:6, Mic. 5:2, Lk. 1:32-33.

פלאH6382  יועץH3289  אלH410  גבורH1368  אביעדH5703   שׂרH8269 שׁלום׃H7965

Wonderful Counselor פלא יועץ =  (Pelay Yawetz)

The mighty God אל גבור =  (El Gibor)

The everlasting Father אביעד =  (Abiyed)

The Prince of Peace שׂר שׁלום =   (Sar Shalom)

Jdg 13:19  And Manowaḥ took the young goat with the grain offering, and offered it upon the rock to יהוה. And He did wondrously while Manowaḥ and his wife looked on.

Jdg 13:20  And it came to be, as the flame went up toward the heavens from the altar, that the Messenger of יהוה went up in the flame of the altar. And Manowaḥ and his wife were watching, and they fell on their faces to the ground.

Jdg 13:21  And the Messenger of יהוה did not appear any more to Manowaḥ and his wife. Then Manowaḥ knew that He was a Messenger of יהוה.

Jdg 13:22  And Manowaḥ said to his wife, “We shall certainly die, because we have seen Elohim!”

Jdg 13:23  But his wife said to him, “If יהוה had been pleased to put us to death, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all this, nor would He have let us hear the like of this!”

Jdg 13:24  So the woman bore a son and called his name Shimshon. And the child grew, and יהוה blessed him.

Jdg 13:25  And the Spirit of יהוה began to move him at Maḥanĕh Dan, between Tsorʽah and Eshta’ol.


Brit Hadasha: John 7:53 – 8:11

Joh 7:53  And each one went to his own house.

Joh 8:1  And יהושע went to the Mount of Olives.

Joh 8:2  And at dawn He came again into the Set-apart Place, and all the people were coming to Him. And having sat down, He was teaching them.

Joh 8:3  And the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And having set her in the midst,

Joh 8:4  they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.

Joh 8:5  “And in the Torah Mosheh commanded us that such should be stoned. What then do You say?”

Joh 8:6  And this they said, trying Him, so that they might accuse Him. But יהושע, bending down, wrote on the ground with the finger, as though He did not hear.

Joh 8:7  But as they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Joh 8:8  And bending down again, He wrote on the ground.

Joh 8:9  And when they heard it, being reproved by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the older ones until the last. And יהושע was left alone, and the woman standing in the middle.

Joh 8:10  And יהושע, straightening up and seeing no one but the woman, said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Did no one condemn you?”

Joh 8:11  And she said, “No one, Master.” And יהושע said to her, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more.”1 Footnote: 1See also John 5:14, Rom. 6:16-20, 1 Cor. 15:34, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Peter 4:1-2, 1 John 3:4-10, 1 John 5:18.

11:1-54

Joh 11:1  And a certain one was sick, Lʽazar from Bĕyth Anyah, the village of Miryam and her sister Martha.

Joh 11:2  (Now it was Miryam who anointed the Master with perfume and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lʽazar was sick).

Joh 11:3  Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Master, see, he whom You love is sick.”

Joh 11:4  But when יהושע heard, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the esteem of Elohim, so that the Son of Elohim might be esteemed by it.”

Joh 11:5  Now יהושע loved Martha and her sister and Lʽazar .

Joh 11:6  Therefore, when He heard that he was sick, then indeed He stayed at the place where He was, two more days.

Joh 11:7  Then after this He said to the taught ones, “Let us go back to Yehuḏah.”

Joh 11:8  The taught ones said to Him, “Rabbi, the Yehuḏim were but now seeking to stone You, and are You going back there?”

Joh 11:9  יהושע answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.

Joh 11:10  “But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”

Joh 11:11  He said this, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lʽazar has fallen asleep, but I am going there, to wake him up.”

Joh 11:12  Therefore the taught ones said to Him, “Master, if he has fallen asleep he shall recover.”

Joh 11:13  But יהושע had spoken about his death, whereas they thought that He spoke of taking rest in sleep.

Joh 11:14  So then יהושע said to them plainly, “Lʽazar has died.

Joh 11:15  “And for your sake I am glad I was not there, in order for you to believe. But let us go to him.”

Joh 11:16  T’oma, who is called the Twin, then said to his fellow taught ones, “Let us also go, so that we die with Him.”

Joh 11:17  Therefore, when יהושע arrived, He found that he had already been four days in the tomb.

Joh 11:18  Now Bĕyth Anyah was near Yerushalayim, about three kilometres away.

Joh 11:19  And many of the Yehuḏim had come to Martha and Miryam, to comfort them concerning their brother.

Joh 11:20  Martha, then, when she heard that יהושע was coming, met Him, but Miryam was sitting in the house.

Joh 11:21  Martha, then, said to יהושע, “Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

Joh 11:22  “But even now I know that whatever You might ask of Elohim, Elohim shall give You.”

Joh 11:23  יהושע said to her, “Your brother shall rise again.”

Joh 11:24  Martha said to Him, “I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”

Joh 11:25  יהושע said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he dies, he shall live.

Joh 11:26  “And everyone that is living and believing in Me shall never die at all. Do you believe this?”

Joh 11:27  She said to Him, “Yea, Master, I believe that You are the Messiah, the Son of Elohim, who is coming into the world.”

Joh 11:28  And having said this she went away and called her sister Miryam secretly, saying, “The Teacher is here and calls you.”

Joh 11:29  When she heard, she rose up quickly and came to Him.

Joh 11:30  And יהושע had not yet come into the village, but was in the place where Martha met Him.

Joh 11:31  Therefore the Yehuḏim who were with her in the house, and were comforting her, when they saw that Miryam rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, “She is going to the tomb to weep there.”

Joh 11:32  Miryam, therefore, when she came where יהושע was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”

Joh 11:33  יהושע, therefore, when He saw her weeping, and the Yehuḏim who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled,

Joh 11:34  and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Master, come and see.”

Joh 11:35  יהושע wept.

Joh 11:36  The Yehuḏim therefore said, “See how He loved him!”

Joh 11:37  And some of them said, “Was this One, who opened the eyes of the blind, not also able to prevent this one from dying?”

Joh 11:38  יהושע, therefore, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

Joh 11:39  יהושע said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who had died, said to Him, “Master, already he smells, for it is four days.”

Joh 11:40  יהושע said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you believe, you shall see the esteem of Elohim?”

Joh 11:41  So they took away the stone where the dead man was laid. And יהושע lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.

Joh 11:42  “And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the crowd standing by I said this, in order that they believe that You sent Me.”

Joh 11:43  And when He had said this, He cried with a loud voice, “Lʽazar, come out!”

Joh 11:44  And he who died came out bound feet and hands with wrappings, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. יהושע said to them, “Loosen him, and let him go.”

Joh 11:45  Therefore many of the Yehuḏim who had come to Miryam, and had seen what יהושע did, believed in Him.

Joh 11:46  But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them what יהושע did.

Joh 11:47  So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? Because this Man does many signs.

Joh 11:48  “If we let Him alone like this, they all shall believe in Him, and the Romans shall come and take away from us both our place and nation.”

Joh 11:49  And one of them, Qayapha, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know naught,

Joh 11:50  neither do you consider that it is better for us that one man die for the people than that the entire nation should perish.”

Joh 11:51  But he did not say this from himself, but being high priest that year he prophesied that יהושע was about to die for the nation,

Joh 11:52  and not for the nation only, but to gather together into one the children of Elohim who were scattered abroad.

Joh 11:53  So from that day on they plotted to kill Him.

Joh 11:54  יהושע therefore no longer went openly among the Yehuḏim, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephrayim, and remained there with His taught ones.

Acts 21:17-32

Act 21:17  And when we had arrived in Yerushalayim, the brothers received us gladly.

Act 21:18  And on the following day Sha’ul went in with us to Yaʽaqoḇ, and all the elders came.

Act 21:19  And having greeted them, he was relating one by one what Elohim had done among the gentiles through his service.

Act 21:20  And when they heard it, they praised the Master. And they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands of Yehuḏim there are who have believed, and all are ardent for the Torah.

Act 21:21  “And they have been informed about you that you teach all the Yehuḏim who are among the gentiles to forsake Mosheh, saying not to circumcise the children nor to walk according to the practices.

Act 21:22  “What then is it? They shall certainly hear that you have come.

Act 21:23  “So do this, what we say to you: We have four men who have taken a vow.

Act 21:24  “Take them and be cleansed with them, and pay their expenses so that they shave their heads. And all shall know that what they have been informed about you is not so, but that you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the Torah.

Act 21:25  “But concerning the gentiles who believe, we have written and decided that they should keep themselves from what is offered to idols, and blood, and what is strangled, and whoring.”1 Footnote: 1See 15:19-21

Act 15:19  “Therefore I (Yaʽaqoḇ, James)  judge that we should not trouble those from among the gentiles who are turning to Elohim,

Act 15:20  but that we write to them to abstain from the defilements of idols, and from whoring, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

Act 15:21  “For from ancient generations Mosheh has, in every city, those proclaiming him – being read in the congregations every Sabbath.”

Act 21:26  Then Sha’ul took the men on the next day, and having been cleansed with them, went into the Set-apart Place to announce the completion of the days of separation – until the offering should be presented for each one of them.

Act 21:27  And when the seven days were almost ended, the Yehuḏim from Asia, seeing him in the Set-apart Place, were stirring up all the crowd, and they laid hands on him,

Act 21:28  crying out, “Men of Yisra’ĕl, help! This is the man who is teaching all men everywhere against the people, and the Torah, and this place. And besides, he also brought Greeks into the Set-apart Place and has profaned this Set-apart Place.”

Act 21:29  Because they had previously seen Trophimos the Ephesian with him in the city, whom they thought that Sha’ul had brought into the Set-apart Place.

Act 21:30  And the entire city was moved, and the people rushed together, seized Sha’ul, and dragged him out of the Set-apart Place. And immediately the doors were shut.

Act 21:31  And while they were seeking to kill him, a report came to the commander of the company of soldiers that all Yerushalayim was in confusion.

Act 21:32  At once he took soldiers and captains, and ran down to them. And they, having seen the commander and the soldiers, stopped beating Sha’ul.

Num 6:22  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 6:23  “Speak to Aharon and his sons, saying, ‘This is how you bless the children of Yisra’ĕl. Say to them:

Num 6:24  “יהוה bless you and guard you;

Num 6:25  יהוה make His face shine upon you, and show favour to you;

Num 6:26  יהוה lift up His face upon you, and give you peace.” ’

Num 6:27  “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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