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I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up. They have no holidays.
Look at Jewish history. Unrelieved lamenting would be intolerable. So, for every ten Jews beating their breasts, God designated one to be crazy and amuse the breast beaters. By the time I was five I knew I was that one.
The time is at hand when the wearing of a prayer shawl and skullcap will not bar a man from the White House, unless, of course, the man is Jewish.
Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York, you're Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be a goy even if you are Jewish.
The remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses. He took us forty years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil!
Even a secret agent can't lie to a Jewish mother.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.
Don't be humble; you are not that great.
I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks.
-Joe E. Lewis
A spoken contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
Whoever called it necking was a poor judge of anatomy.
A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.
Too bad that all the people who know how to run this country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair.
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.
When I bore people at a party, they think it is their fault.
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Fear builds walls to bar the light. - Baal Shem Tov
Engage in Torah and charity even with an ulterior motive, for that habit of right doing will lead also to right motivation. - Talmud: Pesahim, 50b
The sword comes into the world because of justice delayed and because of justice perverted.- Ethics of the Fathers 5:8
Ever since Rabbi Akiba used the Passover seder to plan a revolutionary struggle against the Roman occupiers, the Jews have used the seder to begin concrete work on tikkun (healing and transformation).
- Rabbi Michael Lerner, the Tikkun Magazine Passover supplement 2006
To work out ends of righteousness and love are you called; not merely to enjoy or suffer.
- S.R. Hirsch, "Nineteen Letters," 1836
“Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.” Golda Meir
The worship of God, though desirable as an end itself, can somehow never be in the right spirit, unless it impels one to the service of man. - Rabbi Mordechai Kaplan
Concentrate on three things and you will not fall into the grip of sin. Know from where you came, where you are going, and before Whom you will have to give account and reckoning.- Pirkei Avot 3:1
We cannot learn from general principles: there may be exceptions. - Johanan, Talmud: Kiddushin
A truly generous man is he that always gives, whether it be much or little, before he is asked.- Orchot Tsadiqim
The best security for old age: respect your children.- Sholem Asch
A Jew can be Jewish with God, against God, but not without God.- Elie Wiesel
He who promotes his own honor at the expense of his neighbor's has no portion in the world to come.- Judah b. Hanina, Genesis Rabbah
Even if all the world tells you, "You are righteous," consider yourself a sinner. - Rabbi Simlai
Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism and falsehood. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement, seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision.- Abraham Joshua Heschel, "On Prayer"
Lose with truth and right rather than gain with falsehood and wrong.- Maimonides, "Tzavaah"
Seek the good in everyone, and reveal it, bring it forth.- Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1811), "Likutey Moharan"
Just as we love ourselves despite the faults we know we have, so should we love our neighbors despite the faults we see in them.- Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov
A man should never impose an overpowering fear upon his household. - Babylonian Talmud, Gittin 6b
If you add to the truth, you subtract from it.- The Talmud
Love unaccompanied by criticism is not love....Peace unaccompanied by reproof is not peace.- Genesis Rabbah 54:3
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In this final book of Torah, Moses reviews much of the history and the laws given to the Jewish people: hence the Greek name: 'Second Telling' (deutero = two and Nomos = words), taken from phrase 'Mishneh Torah', Deut. 17:18. In Deuteronomy, the belief that following God's rules will bring blessing; while spurning God will result in calamity is stressed. Idolatry and other false practices are continually denounced. Many scholars identify Deuteronomy with the book of Teaching found by Hilkiah the High Priest (during the reign of King Josiah- II Kings 22:8) during the reforms the king was instituting to strengthen Israel and its religion. There are thirty-four chapters, divided into eleven parashiyot.
The parashiyot of Devarim are: Devarim, Va'Etchanan, Ekev, Re'eh, Shoftim, Ki Tetze, Ki Tavo, Nitzavim, VaYelech, Ha'azinu, and Zot HaBrachah.
August 18, 2018
Elul 7, 5778
Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9
Isaiah 51:12 - 52:12
Triennial [3rd] Devarim [Deuteronomy] 19:14-21:9
translation and transliteration [when available] of torah and haftorah portions below. audio for haftorah link below.
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16:18 Sho-f-ti-y-m V-sho-t-ri-y-m Ti-te-n L-cha B-cha-l
Sh-a-re-~-cha A-she-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha No-tei-n L-cha
Li-sh-va-te-~-cha V-sha-f-tu E-t Ha-a-m Mi-sh-pa-t Tze-de-k:
19 Lo-~ Ta-te-~ Mi-sh-pa-t Lo-~ Ta-ki-y-r Pa-ni-y-m V-lo-~ Ti-ka-ch Sho-cha-d Ki-y Ha-sho-cha-d Y-a-r Ei-y-nei-y Cha-cha-mi-y-m Vi-y-sa-lei-f Di-v-rei-y Tza-di-y-ki-m:
20 Tze-de-k Tze-de-k Ti-r-do-f L-ma-a-n Ti-ch-ye-~ V-ya-ra-sh-ta E-t Ha-a-re-tz A-she-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha No-tei-n La-ch:
21 Lo-~ Ti-ta-a L-cha A-shei-ra-~ Ka-l Ei-tz Ei-tze-l Mi-z-ba-ch A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha A-she-r Ta-a-se-~ La-ch:
22 V-lo-~ Ta-ki-y-m L-cha Ma-tzei-va-~ A-she-r Sa-nei-~ A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha:
1 Lo-~ Ti-z-ba-ch La-A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha Sh-o-r Va-se-~ A-she-r Yi-h-ye-~ V-o Mu-m Ko-l Da-va-r Ra-a Ki-y T-o-a-va-t A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha Hu-a:
2 Ki-y Yi-ma-tzei-~ V-ki-r-b-cha B-a-cha-d Sh-a-re-~-cha A-she-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha No-tei-n La-ch I-y-sh O I-sha-~ A-she-r Ya-a-se-~ E-t Ha-ra-a B-ei-y-nei-y A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha La-a-vo-r B-ri-y-t-o:
3 Va-yei-le-ch Va-ya-a-vo-d E-lo-hi-y-m A-chei-ri-y-m Va-yi-sh-ta-chu La-he-m V-la-she-me-sh O La-ya-rei-ach O L-cha-l Tz-va-~ Ha-sha-ma-yi-m A-she-r Lo-~ Tzi-y-ti-y:
4 V-hu-ga-d L-cha V-sha-ma-ta V-da-ra-sh-ta Hei-y-tei-v V-hi-nei-~ E-me-t Na-ch-o-n Ha-da-va-r Ne-e-s-ta-~ Ha-t-o-ei-va-~ Ha-zo-~-t B-yi-s-ra-ei-l:
5 V-h-o-tzei-~-ta E-t Ha-i-y-sh Ha-hu-a O E-t Ha-i-sha-~ Ha-hi-v-a A-she-r A-su E-t Ha-da-va-r Ha-ra-a Ha-ze-~ E-l Sh-a-re-~-cha E-t Ha-i-y-sh O E-t Ha-i-sha-~ U-s-ka-l-ta-m Ba-a-va-ni-y-m Va-mei-tu:
6 A-l Pi-y Sh-na-yi-m Ei-di-y-m O Sh-l-sha-~ Ei-di-y-m Yu-ma-t Ha-mei-t Lo-~ Yu-ma-t A-l Pi-y Ei-d E-cha-d:
7 Ya-d Ha-ei-di-y-m Ti-h-ye-~ B-o Va-ri-a-sho-na-~ La-ha-mi-y-t-o V-ya-d Ka-l Ha-a-m Ba-a-cha-ro-na-~ U-vi-a-r-ta Ha-ra-a Mi-ki-r-be-cha:
8 Ki-y Yi-pa-lei-~ Mi-m-cha Da-va-r La-mi-sh-pa-t Bei-y-n Da-m L-da-m Bei-y-n Di-y-n L-di-y-n U-vei-y-n Ne-ga-a La-ne-ga-a Di-v-rei-y Ri-y-vo-t Bi-sh-a-re-~-cha V-ka-m-ta V-a-li-y-ta E-l Ha-ma-k-o-m A-she-r Yi-v-cha-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha B-o:
9 U-va-~-ta E-l Ha-ko-ha-ni-y-m Ha-l-vi-yi-m V-e-l Ha-sho-fei-t A-she-r Yi-h-ye-~ Ba-ya-mi-y-m Ha-hei-m V-da-ra-sh-ta V-hi-gi-y-du L-cha Ei-t D-va-r Ha-mi-sh-pa-t:
10 V-a-si-y-ta A-l Pi-y Ha-da-va-r A-she-r Ya-gi-y-du L-cha Mi-n Ha-ma-k-o-m Ha-hu-a A-she-r Yi-v-cha-r A-do-na-y-~ V-sha-ma-r-ta La-a-s-o-t K-cho-l A-she-r Y-o-ru-cha:
11A-l Pi-y Ha-t-o-ra-~ A-she-r Y-o-ru-cha V-a-l Ha-mi-sh-pa-t A-she-r Yo-~-m-ru L-cha Ta-a-se-~ Lo-~ Ta-su-r Mi-n Ha-da-va-r A-she-r Ya-gi-y-du L-cha Ya-mi-y-n U-s-mo-~-l:
12 V-ha-i-y-sh A-she-r Ya-a-se-~ V-za-d-o-n L-vi-l-ti-y Sh-mo-a E-l Ha-ko-hei-n Ha-o-mei-d L-sha-re-t Sha-m E-t A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha O E-l Ha-sho-fei-t U-mei-t Ha-i-y-sh Ha-hu-a U-vi-a-r-ta Ha-ra-a Mi-yi-s-ra-ei-l:
13 V-cha-l Ha-a-m Yi-sh-m-u V-yi-ra-u V-lo-~ Y-zi-y-du-n O-d:
14 Ki-y Ta-vo-~ E-l Ha-a-re-tz A-she-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha No-tei-n La-ch Vi-y-ri-sh-ta-~ V-ya-sha-v-ta-~ Ba-~ V-a-ma-r-ta A-si-y-ma-~ A-la-y Me-le-ch K-cha-l Ha-g-o-yi-m A-she-r S-vi-y-vo-ta-y:
15 S-o-m Ta-si-y-m A-le-~-cha Me-le-ch A-she-r Yi-v-cha-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha B-o Mi-ke-re-v A-che-~-cha Ta-si-y-m A-le-~-cha Me-le-ch Lo-~ Tu-cha-l La-tei-t A-le-~-cha I-y-sh Na-ch-ri-y A-she-r Lo-~ A-chi-y-cha Hu-a:
16 Ra-k Lo-~ Ya-r-be-~ L-o Su-si-y-m V-lo-~ Ya-shi-y-v E-t Ha-a-m Mi-tz-ra-y-ma-~ L-ma-a-n Ha-r-b-o-t Su-s Va-A-do-na-y-~ A-ma-r La-che-m Lo-~ To-si-fu-n La-shu-v Ba-de-re-ch Ha-ze-~ O-d:
17 V-lo-~ Ya-r-be-~ L-o Na-shi-y-m V-lo-~ Ya-su-r L-va-v-o V-che-se-f V-za-ha-v Lo-~ Ya-r-be-~ L-o M-o-d:
18 V-ha-ya-~ Ch-shi-v-t-o A-l Ki-sei-~ Ma-m-la-ch-t-o V-cha-ta-v L-o E-t Mi-sh-nei-~ Ha-t-o-ra-~ Ha-zo-~-t A-l Sei-fe-r Mi-li-f-nei-y Ha-ko-ha-ni-y-m Ha-l-vi-yi-m:
19 V-ha-y-ta-~ I-m-o V-ka-ra-~ V-o Ka-l Y-mei-y Cha-ya-~-v L-ma-a-n Yi-l-ma-d L-yi-r-a-~ E-t A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-ha-~-v Li-sh-mo-r E-t Ka-l Di-v-rei-y Ha-t-o-ra-~ Ha-zo-~-t V-e-t Ha-chu-ki-y-m Ha-ei-le-~ La-a-s-ta-m:
20 L-vi-l-ti-y Ru-m L-va-v-o Mei-e-cha-~-v U-l-vi-l-ti-y Su-r Mi-n Ha-mi-tz-va-~ Ya-mi-y-n U-s-mo-~-v-l L-ma-a-n Ya-a-ri-y-ch Ya-mi-y-m A-l Ma-m-la-ch-t-o Hu-a U-va-na-~-v B-ke-re-v Yi-s-ra-ei-l:
1 Lo-~ Yi-h-ye-~ La-ko-ha-ni-y-m Ha-l-vi-yi-m Ka-l Shei-ve-t Lei-vi-y Chei-le-k V-na-cha-la-~ I-m Yi-s-ra-ei-l I-shei-y A-do-na-y-~ V-na-cha-la-t-o Yo-~-chei-lu-n:
2 V-na-cha-la-~ Lo-~ Yi-h-ye-~ L-o B-ke-re-v E-cha-~-v A-do-na-y-~ Hu-a Na-cha-la-t-o Ka-a-she-r Di-be-r L-o:
3 V-ze-~ Yi-h-ye-~ Mi-sh-pa-t Ha-ko-ha-ni-y-m Mei-ei-t Ha-a-m Mei-ei-t Zo-v-chei-y Ha-ze-va-ch I-m Sh-o-r I-m Se-~ V-na-ta-n La-ko-hei-n Ha-z-ro-a V-ha-l-cha-ya-yi-m V-ha-kei-va-~:
4 Rei-~-shi-y-t D-ga-n-cha Ti-y-r-sh-cha V-yi-tz-ha-re-cha V-rei-~-shi-y-t Gei-z Tzo-~-n-cha Ti-te-n L-o:
5 Ki-y V-o Ba-cha-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha Mi-ka-l Sh-va-te-~-cha La-a-mo-d L-sha-rei-t B-shei-m A-do-na-y-~ Hu-a U-va-na-~-v Ka-l Ha-ya-mi-y-m:
6 V-chi-y Ya-vo-~ Ha-lei-vi-y Mei-a-cha-d Sh-a-re-~-cha Mi-ka-l Yi-s-ra-ei-l A-she-r Hu-a Ga-r Sha-m U-va-~ B-cha-l A-t Na-f-sh-o E-l Ha-ma-k-o-m A-she-r Yi-v-cha-r A-do-na-y-~:
7 V-shei-rei-t B-shei-m A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-ha-~-v K-cha-l E-cha-~-v Ha-l-vi-yi-m Ha-o-m-di-y-m Sha-m Li-f-nei-y A-do-na-y-~:
8 Chei-le-k K-chei-le-k Yo-~-chei-lu L-va-d Mi-m-ka-ra-~-v A-l Ha-a-v-o-t:
9 Ki-y A-ta-~ Ba-~ E-l Ha-a-re-tz A-she-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha No-tei-n La-ch Lo-~ Ti-l-ma-d La-a-s-o-t K-t-o-a-vo-t Ha-g-o-yi-m Ha-hei-m:
10 Lo-~ Yi-ma-tzei-~ V-cha Ma-a-vi-y-r B-n-o U-vi-t-o Ba-ei-sh Ko-sei-m K-sa-mi-y-m M-o-nei-n U-m-na-chei-sh U-m-cha-shei-f:
11 V-cho-vei-r Cha-ve-r V-sho-ei-l O-v V-yi-d-o-ni-y V-do-rei-sh E-l Ha-mei-ti-y-m:
12 Ki-y T-o-a-va-t A-do-na-y-~ Ka-l O-sei-~ Ei-le-~ U-vi-g-la-l Ha-t-o-ei-vo-t Ha-ei-le-~ A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha M-o-ri-y-sh O-ta-m Mi-pa-ne-~-cha:
13 Ta-mi-y-m Ti-h-ye-~ I-m A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha:
14 Ki-y Ha-g-o-yi-m Ha-ei-le-~ A-she-r A-ta-~ Y-o-rei-sh O-ta-m E-l M-o-na-ni-y-m V-e-l Ko-s-mi-y-m Yi-sh-ma-u V-a-ta-~ Lo-~ Chei-n Na-ta-n L-cha A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha:
15 Na-vi-y-a Mi-ki-r-b-cha Mei-a-che-~-cha Ka-mo-ni-y Ya-ki-y-m L-cha A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha Ei-la-~-v Ti-sh-ma-u-n:
16 K-cho-l A-she-r Sha-a-l-ta Mei-i-m A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha B-cho-rei-v B-y-o-m Ha-ka-ha-l Lei-~-mo-r Lo-~ O-sei-f Li-sh-mo-a E-t K-o-l A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-ha-y V-e-t Ha-ei-sh Ha-g-do-la-~ Ha-zo-~-t Lo-~ E-r-e-~ O-d V-lo-~ A-mu-t:
17 Va-yo-~-me-r A-do-na-y-~ Ei-la-y Hei-y-ti-y-vu A-she-r Di-bei-ru:
18 Na-vi-y-a A-ki-y-m La-he-m Mi-ke-re-v A-chei-y-he-m Ka-m-o-cha V-na-ta-ti-y D-va-ra-y B-fi-~-v V-di-be-r A-lei-y-he-m Ei-t Ka-l A-she-r A-tza-nu:
19 V-ha-ya-~ Ha-i-y-sh A-she-r Lo-~ Yi-sh-ma-a E-l D-va-ra-y A-she-r Y-da-bei-r Bi-sh-mi-y A-no-chi-y E-d-r-sh Mei-i-m-o:
20 A-ch Ha-na-vi-y-a A-she-r Ya-zi-y-d L-da-bei-r Da-va-r Bi-sh-mi-y Ei-t A-she-r Lo-~ Tzi-y-ti-~-v L-da-bei-r Va-a-she-r Y-da-bei-r B-shei-m E-lo-hi-y-m A-chei-ri-y-m U-mei-t Ha-na-vi-y-a Ha-hu-a:
21 V-chi-y To-~-ma-r Bi-l-va-ve-cha Ei-y-cha-~ Nei-da-a E-t Ha-da-va-r A-she-r Lo-~ Di-b-r-o A-do-na-y-~:
22 A-she-r Y-da-bei-r Ha-na-vi-y-a B-shei-m A-do-na-y-~ V-lo-~ Yi-h-ye-~ Ha-da-va-r V-lo-~ Ya-vo-~ Hu-a Ha-da-va-r A-she-r Lo-~ Di-b-r-o A-do-na-y-~ B-za-d-o-n Di-b-r-o Ha-na-vi-y-a Lo-~ Ta-gu-r Mi-me-nu:
1 Ki-y Ya-ch-ri-y-t A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha E-t Ha-g-o-yi-m A-she-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha No-tei-n L-cha E-t A-r-tza-m Vi-y-ri-sh-ta-m V-ya-sha-v-ta V-a-rei-y-he-m U-v-va-tei-y-he-m:
2 Sha-l-o-sh A-ri-y-m Ta-v-di-y-l La-ch B-t-o-ch A-r-tz-cha A-she-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha No-tei-n L-cha L-ri-sh-ta-~:
3 Ta-chi-y-n L-cha Ha-de-re-ch V-shi-la-sh-ta E-t G-vu-l A-r-tz-cha A-she-r Ya-n-chi-y-l-cha A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha V-ha-ya-~ La-nu-s Sha-ma-~ Ka-l Ro-tzei-ach:
4 V-ze-~ D-va-r Ha-ro-tzei-ach A-she-r Ya-nu-s Sha-ma-~ Va-cha-y A-she-r Ya-ke-~ E-t Rei-ei-hu Bi-v-li-y Da-a-t V-hu-a Lo-~ S-nei-~ L-o Mi-t-mo-l Shi-l-sho-m:
5 Va-a-she-r Ya-vo-~ E-t Rei-ei-hu Va-ya-a-r La-ch-to-v Ei-tzi-y-m V-ni-d-cha-~ Ya-d-o Va-ga-r-ze-n Li-ch-ro-t Ha-ei-tz V-na-sha-l Ha-ba-r-ze-l Mi-n Ha-ei-tz U-ma-tza-~ E-t Rei-ei-hu Va-mei-t Hu-a Ya-nu-s E-l A-cha-t He-a-ri-y-m Ha-ei-le-~ Va-cha-y:
6 Pe-n Yi-r-do-f Go-ei-l Ha-da-m A-cha-rei-y Ha-ro-tzei-ach Ki-y Yei-cha-m L-va-v-o V-hi-si-y-g-o Ki-y Yi-r-be-~ Ha-de-re-ch V-hi-ka-hu Na-fe-sh V-l-o Ei-y-n Mi-sh-pa-t Ma-ve-t Ki-y Lo-~ S-nei-~ Hu-a L-o Mi-t-m-o-l Shi-l-sh-o-m:
7 A-l Kei-n A-no-chi-y M-tza-cha Lei-~-mo-r Sha-l-sh A-ri-y-m Ta-v-di-y-l La-ch:
8 V-i-m Ya-r-chi-y-v A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha E-t G-vu-l-cha Ka-a-she-r Ni-sh-ba-a La-a-vo-te-~-cha V-na-ta-n L-cha E-t Ka-l Ha-a-re-tz A-she-r Di-be-r La-tei-t La-a-vo-te-~-cha:
9 Ki-y Ti-sh-mo-r E-t Ka-l Ha-mi-tz-va-~ Ha-zo-~-t La-a-s-ta-~ A-she-r A-no-chi-y M-tza-cha Ha-y-o-m L-a-ha-va-~ E-t A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha V-la-le-che-t Bi-d-ra-cha-~-v Ka-l Ha-ya-mi-y-m V-ya-sa-f-ta L-cha O-d Sha-l-sh A-ri-y-m A-l Ha-sha-l-sh Ha-ei-le-~:
10 V-lo-~ Yi-sha-fei-ch Da-m Na-ki-y B-ke-re-v A-r-tz-cha A-she-r A-do-na-y-~ E-lo-he-~-cha No-tei-n L-cha Na-cha-la-~ V-ha-ya-~ A-le-~-cha Da-mi-y-m:
11 V-chi-y Yi-h-ye-~ I-y-sh S-nei-~ L-rei-ei-hu V-a-ra-v L-o V-ka-m A-la-~-v V-hi-ka-hu Ne-fe-sh Va-mei-t V-na-s E-l A-cha-t He-a-ri-y-m Ha-ei-l:
12 V-sha-l-chu Zi-k-nei-y I-y-r-o V-la-k-chu O-t-o Mi-sha-m V-na-t-nu O-t-o B-ya-d Go-ei-l Ha-da-m Va-mei-t:
13 Lo-~ Ta-ch-o-s Ei-y-n-cha A-la-~-v U-vi-a-r-ta Da-m Ha-na-ki-y Mi-yi-s-ra-ei-l V-t-o-v La-ch:
14 Lo Tasiyg Gvul Reiacha Asher Gavlu Riashoniym Bnachalatcha Asher Tinchal Baaretz Asher Adonai Elohecha Notein Lcha Lrishta:
15 Lo Yakum Eid Echad Biysh Lchal Avon Ulchal Chatat Bchal Cheit Asher Yecheta Al Piy Shneiy Eidiym O Al Piy Shlsha Eidiym Yakum Davar:
16 Kiy Yakum Eid Chamas Biysh Laanot Bo Sara:
17 Vamdu Shneiy Haanashiym Asher Lahem Hariyv Lifneiy Adonai Lifneiy Hakohaniym Vhashoftiym Asher Yihyu Bayamiym Haheim:
18 Vdarshu Hashoftiym Heiyteiv Vhinei Eid Sheker Haeid Sheker Ana Vachiv:
19 Vaasiytem Lo Kaasher Zamam Laasot Lachiv Uviarta Haraa Mikirbecha:
20 Vhanishariym Yishmu Vyirau Vlo Yosifu Laasot Od Kadavar Haraa Haze Bkirbecha:
21 Vlo Tachos Eiynecha Nefesh Bnefesh Ayin Bayin Shein Bshein Yad Byad Regel Bragel:
1 Kiy Teitzei Lamilchama Al Oyvecha Vraiyta Sus Varechev Am Rav Mimcha Lo Tiyra Meihem Kiy Adonai Elohecha Imach Hamaalcha Meieretz Mitzrayim:
2 Vhaya Kkaravchem El Hamilchama Vnigash Hakohein Vdiber El Haam:
3 Vamar Aleihem Shmaa Yisraeil Atem Kreiviym Hayom Lamilchama Al Oyveiychem Al Yeirach Lvavchem Al Tiyru Val Tachpzu Val Taartzu Mipneiyhem:
4 Kiy Adonai Eloheiychem Haholeich Imachem Lhilacheim Lachem Im Oyveiychem Lhoshiya Etchem:
5 Vdibru Hashotriym El Haam Leimor Miy Haiysh Asher Bana Vayit Chadash Vlo Chanacho Yeileich Vyashov Lveiyto Pen Yamut Bamilchama Viysh Acheir Yachnchenu:
6 Umiy Haiysh Asher Nataa Kerem Vlo Chillo Yeileich Vyashov Lveiyto Pen Yamut Bamilchama Viysh Acheir Ychallenu:
7 Umiy Haiysh Asher Eiras Isha Vlo Lkacha Yeileich Vyashov Lveiyto Pen Yamut Bamilchama Viysh Acheir Yikachena:
8 Vyasfu Hashotriym Ldabeir El Haam Vamru Miy Haiysh Hayarei Vrach Haleivav Yeileich Vyashov Lveiyto Vlo Yimas Et Lvav Echav Kilvavo:
9 Vhaya Kchalot Hashotriym Ldabeir El Haam Ufakdu Sareiy Tzvaot Brosh Haam:
10 Kiy Tikrav El Iyr Lhilacheim Aleha Vkarata Eileha Lshalom:
11 Vhaya Im Shalom Taancha Ufatcha Lach Vhaya Kal Haam Hanimtza Va Yihyu Lcha Lamas Vaavaducha:
12 Vim Lo Tashliym Imach Vasta Imcha Milchama Vtzarta Aleha:
13 Untana Adonai Elohecha Byadecha Vhikiyta Et Kal Zchura Lfiy Charev:
14 Rak Hanashiym Vhataf Vhabheima Vchol Asher Yihye Vaiyr Kal Shlala Tavoz Lach Vachalta Et Shlal Oyvecha Asher Natan Adonai Elohecha Lach:
15 Kein Taase Lchal Heariym Harchokot Mimcha Mod Asher Lo Meiareiy Hagoyim Haeile Heina:
16 Rak Meiareiy Haamiym Haeile Asher Adonai Elohecha Notein Lcha Nachala Lo Tchaye Kal Nshama:
17 Kiy Hachareim Tachariymeim Hachitiy Vhaemoriy Haknaaniy Vhapriziy Hachiy Vhayvusiy Kaasher Tzicha Adonai Elohecha:
18 Lmaan Asher Lo Ylamdu Etchem Laasot Kchol Toavotam Asher Asu Leiloheiyhem Vachatatem LaAdonai Eloheiychem:
19 Kiy Tatzur El Iyr Yamiym Rabiym Lhilacheim Aleha Ltafsa Lo Tashchiyt Et Eitza Lindoach Alav Garzen Kiy Mimenu Tocheil Voto Lo Tichrot Kiy Haadam Eitz Hasade Lavo Mipanecha Bamatzor:
20 Rak Eitz Asher Teidaa Kiy Lo Eitz Maachal Hua Oto Tashchiyt Vcharata Uvaniyta Matzor Al Haiyr Asher Hiva Osa Imcha Milchama Ad Ridta:
1 Kiy Yimatzei Chalal Baadama Asher Adonai Elohecha Notein Lcha Lrishta Nofeil Basade Lo Nodaa Miy Hikahu:
2 Vyatzu Zkeinecha Vshoftecha Umadadu El Heariym Asher Sviyvot Hechalal:
3 Vhaya Haiyr Hakrova El Hechalal Vlakchu Zikneiy Haiyr Hahiva Eglat Bakar Asher Lo Ubad Ba Asher Lo Mashcha Bol:
4 Vhoridu Zikneiy Haiyr Hahiva Et Haegla El Nachal Eiytan Asher Lo Yeiaveid Bo Vlo Yizareia Varfu Sham Et Haegla Banachal:
5 Vnigshu Hakohaniym Bneiy Leiviy Kiy Vam Bachar Adonai Elohecha Lsharto Ulvareich Bsheim Adonai Val Piyhem Yihye Kal Riyv Vchal Nagaa:
6 Vchol Zikneiy Haiyr Hahiva Hakroviym El Hechalal Yirchatzu Et Ydeiyhem Al Haegla Haarufa Vanachal:
7 Vanu Vamru Yadeiynu Lo Shafchu Shafchu Et Hadam Haze Veiyneiynu Lo Rau:
8 Kapeir Lamcha Yisraeil Asher Padiyta Adonai Val Titein Dam Nakiy Bkerev Amcha Yisraeil Vnikapeir Lahem Hadam:
9 Vata Tvaeir Hadam Hanakiy Mikirbecha Kiy Taase Hayashar Beiyneiy Adonai:
Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9
18 ¶ Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the
LORD thy God giveth thee, tribe by tribe; and they shall judge the people
with righteous judgment.
19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons; neither
shalt thou take a gift; for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and
pervert the words of the righteous.
20 Justice, justice shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit
the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
21 Thou shalt not plant thee an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the
altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.
22 Neither shalt thou set thee up a pillar, which the LORD thy God hateth.
1 ¶ Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God an ox, or a sheep,
wherein is a blemish, even any evil thing; for that is an abomination unto
the LORD thy God.
2 If there be found in the midst of thee, within any of thy gates which the
LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that doeth that which is evil in
the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing His covenant,
3 and hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, or the sun, or
the moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have commanded not;
4 and it be told thee, and thou hear it, then shalt thou inquire
diligently, and, behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such
abomination is wrought in Israel;
5 then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, who have done this
evil thing, unto thy gates, even the man or the woman; and thou shalt stone
them with stones, that they die.
6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is to
die be put to death; at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to
7 The hand of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death,
and afterward the hand of all the people. So thou shalt put away the evil
from the midst of thee.
8 ¶ If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood
and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, even
matters of controversy within thy gates; then shalt thou arise, and get
thee up unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose.
9 And thou shall come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that
shall be in those days; and thou shalt inquire; and they shall declare unto
thee the sentence of judgment.
10 And thou shalt do according to the tenor of the sentence, which they
shall declare unto thee from that place which the LORD shall choose; and
thou shalt observe to do according to all that they shall teach thee.
11 According to the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the
judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do; thou shalt not turn
aside from the sentence which they shall declare unto thee, to the right
hand, nor to the left.
12 And the man that doeth presumptuously, in not hearkening unto the priest
that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge,
even that man shall die; and thou shalt exterminate the evil from Israel.
13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.
14 ¶ When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein; and shalt say: 'I will set a
king over me, like all the nations that are round about me';
15 thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God
shall choose; one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee;
thou mayest not put a foreigner over thee, who is not thy brother.
16 Only he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to
return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses; forasmuch as
the LORD hath said unto you: 'Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.'
17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not
away; neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he
shall write him a copy of this law in a book, out of that which is before
the priests the Levites.
19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his
life; that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of
this law and these statutes, to do them;
20 that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not
aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left; to the end
that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the
midst of Israel.
1 ¶ The priests the Levites, even all the tribe of Levi, shall have no
portion nor inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the offerings of the
LORD made by fire, and His inheritance.
2 And they shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the LORD is
their inheritance, as He hath spoken unto them.
3 And this shall be the priests' due from the people, from them that offer
a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep, that they shall give unto the
priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
4 The first-fruits of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the
first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.
5 For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to
minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons for ever.
6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he
sojourneth, and come with all the desire of his soul unto the place which
the LORD shall choose;
7 then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all his
brethren the Levites do, who stand there before the LORD.
8 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which is his due
according to the fathers' houses.
9 ¶ When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his
daughter to pass through the fire, one that useth divination, a soothsayer,
or an enchanter, or a sorcerer,
11 or a charmer, or one that consulteth a ghost or a familiar spirit, or a
12 For whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD; and
because of these abominations the LORD thy God is driving them out from
13 Thou shalt be whole-hearted with the LORD thy God.
14 For these nations, that thou art to dispossess, hearken unto
soothsayers, and unto diviners; but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not
suffered thee so to do.
15 ¶ A prophet will the LORD thy God raise up unto thee, from the midst of
thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
16 according to all that thou didst desire of the LORD thy God in Horeb in
the day of the assembly, saying: 'Let me not hear again the voice of the
LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.'
17 And the LORD said unto me: 'They have well said that which they have spoken.
18 I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto
thee; and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them
all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto My words
which he shall speak in My name, I will require it of him.
20 But the prophet, that shall speak a word presumptuously in My name,
which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of
other gods, that same prophet shall die.'
21 And if thou say in thy heart: 'How shall we know the word which the LORD
hath not spoken?'
22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow
not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken;
the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously, thou shalt not be afraid of him.
1 ¶ When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations, whose land the LORD
thy God giveth thee, and thou dost succeed them, and dwell in their cities,
and in their houses;
2 thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which
the LORD thy GOD giveth thee to possess it.
3 Thou shalt prepare thee the way, and divide the borders of thy land,
which the LORD thy God causeth thee to inherit, into three parts, that
every manslayer may flee thither.
4 And this is the case of the manslayer, that shall flee thither and live:
whoso killeth his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in time past;
5 as when a man goeth into the forest with his neighbour to hew wood, and
his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head
slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he
shall flee unto one of these cities and live;
6 lest the avenger of blood pursue the manslayer, while his heart is hot,
and overtake him, because the way is long, and smite him mortally; whereas
he was not deserving of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past.
7 Wherefore I command thee, saying: 'Thou shalt separate three cities for
8 And if the LORD thy God enlarge thy border, as He hath sworn unto thy
fathers, and give thee all the land which He promised to give unto thy
fathers-9 if thou shalt keep all this commandment to do it, which I command
thee this day, to love the LORD thy God, and to walk ever in His ways--then
shalt thou add three cities more for thee, beside these three;
10 that innocent blood be not shed in the midst of thy land, which the LORD
thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.
11 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up
against him, and smite him mortally that he die; and he flee into one of
12 then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver
him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the blood of the
innocent from Israel, that it may go well with thee.
14 ¶ Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time
have set, in thine inheritance which thou shalt inherit, in the land that
the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any
sin, in any sin that he sinneth; at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the
mouth of three witnesses, shall a matter be establishment
16 If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to bear perverted
witness against him;
17 then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before
the LORD, before the priests and the judges that shall be in those days.
18 And the judges shall inquire diligently; and, behold, if the witness be
a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;
19 then shall ye do unto him, as he had purposed to do unto his brother; so
shalt thou put away the evil from the midst of thee.
20 And those that remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit
no more any such evil in the midst of thee.
21 And thine eye shall not pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for
tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
1 ¶ When thou goest forth to battle against thine enemies, and seest
horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, thou shalt not be afraid
of them; for the LORD thy God is with thee, who brought thee up out of the
land of Egypt.
2 And it shall be, when ye draw nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall
approach and speak unto the people,
3 and shall say unto them: 'Hear, O Israel, ye draw nigh this day unto
battle against your enemies; let not your heart faint; fear not, nor be
alarmed, neither be ye affrighted at them;
4 for the LORD your God is He that goeth with you, to fight for you against
your enemies, to save you.'
5 And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying: 'What man is there
that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him go and
return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.
6 And what man is there that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not used the
fruit thereof? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the
battle, and another man use the fruit thereof.
7 And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her?
let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and
another man take her.'
8 And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say:
'What man is there that is fearful and faint-hearted? let him go and return
unto his house, lest his brethren's heart melt as his heart.'
9 And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the
people, that captains of hosts shall be appointed at the head of the people.
10 ¶ When thou drawest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim
peace unto it.
11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee,
then it shall be, that all the people that are found therein shall become
tributary unto thee, and shall serve thee.
12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee,
then thou shalt besiege it.
13 And when the LORD thy God delivereth it into thy hand, thou shalt smite
every male thereof with the edge of the sword;
14 but the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in
the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take for a prey unto
thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy
God hath given thee.
15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee,
which are not of the cities of these nations.
16 Howbeit of the cities of these peoples, that the LORD thy God giveth
thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth,
17 but thou shalt utterly destroy them: the Hittite, and the Amorite, the
Canaanite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; as the LORD thy
God hath commanded thee;
18 that they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they
have done unto their gods, and so ye sin against the LORD your God.
19 When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to
take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by wielding an axe
against them; for thou mayest eat of them, but thou shalt not cut them
down; for is the tree of the field man, that it should be besieged of thee?
20 Only the trees of which thou knowest that they are not trees for food,
them thou mayest destroy and cut down, that thou mayest build bulwarks
against the city that maketh war with thee, until it fall.
1 ¶ If one be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to
possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath smitten him;
2 then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure
unto the cities which are round about him that is slain.
3 And it shall be, that the city which is nearest unto the slain man, even
the elders of that city shall take a heifer of the herd, which hath not
been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke.
4 And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough
valley, which may neither be plowed nor sown, and shall break the heifer's
neck there in the valley.
5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near--for them the LORD thy
God hath chosen to minister unto Him, and to bless in the name of the LORD;
and according to their word shall every controversy and every stroke be.
6 And all the elders of that city, who are nearest unto the slain man,
shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley.
7 And they shall speak and say: 'Our hands have not shed this blood,
neither have our eyes seen it.
8 Forgive, O LORD, Thy people Israel, whom Thou hast redeemed, and suffer
not innocent blood to remain in the midst of Thy people Israel.' And the
blood shall be forgiven them.
9 So shalt thou put away the innocent blood from the midst of thee, when
thou shalt do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD.
Haftorah Hebrew text with audio and blessings before and after at:
translation after transliteration when available depending on tradition:
please consult your Rabbi for your preferred version.
Haftorah, Isaiah 51:12-52:12
12 Anochiy Anochiy Hua Mnachemchem Miy At Vatiyriy Meienosh Yamut Umiben Adam Chatziyr Yinatein:
13 Vatishkach Adonai Osecha Note Shamayim Vyoseid Aretz Vatfacheid Tamiyd Kal Hayom Mipneiy Chamat Hameitziyk Kaasher Konein Lhashchiyt Vayei Chamat Hameitziyk:
14 Mihar Tzoe Lhipateiach Vlo Yamut Lashachat Vlo Yechsar Lachmo:
15 Vanochiy Adonai Elohecha Rogaa Hayam Vayehemu Galav Adonai Tzvaot Shmo:
16 Vaasiym Dvaray Bfiycha Uvtzeil Yadiy Kisiytiycha Lintoa Shamayim Vliysod Aretz Vleimor Ltziyon Amiy Ata:
17 Hitorriy Hitorriy Kumiy Yrushalam Asher Shatiyt Miyad Adonai Et Kos Chamato Et Kubaat Kos Hatareila Shatiyt Matziyt:
18 Eiyn Mnaheil La Mikal Baniym Yalada Veiyn Machaziyk Byada Mikal Baniym Gideila:
19 Shtayim Heina Korotayich Miy Yanud Lach Hashod Vhashever Vharaav Vhacherev Miy Anachameich:
20 Banayich Ulfu Shachvu Brosh Kal Chutzot Kto Michmar Hamleiiym Chamat Adonai Gaarat Elohayich:
21 Lachein Shimiy Na Zot Aniya Ushchurat Vlo Miyayin:
22 Ko Amar Adonayich Adonai Veilohayich Yariyv Amo Hinei Lakachtiy Miyadeich Et Kos Hatareila Et Kubaat Kos Chamatiy Lo Tosiyfiy Lishtota Od:
23 V'samtiyha Byad Mogayich Asher Amru L'nafsheich Shchiy Vna-avora Vatasiymiy Chaaretz Geiveich Vchachutz La-ovriym:
1 Uriy Uriy Livshiy Uzeich Tziyon Livshiy Bigdeiy Tifarteich Yrushalam Iyr Hakodesh Kiy Lo Yosiyf Yavo Vach Od Areil Vtamei:
2 Hitnaariy Meiafar Kumiy Shviy Yrushalam Hitpatchiv Hitpatchiy Mosreiy Tzareich Shviya Bat Tziyon:
3 Kiy Cho Amar Adonai Chinam Nimkartem Vlo Vchesef Tigaeilu:
4 Kiy Cho Amar Adonay Yehovi Mitzrayim Yarad Amiy Variashona Lagur Sham Vashur Befes Ashako:
5 Vata May Ma Liy Fo Num Adonai Kiy Lukach Amiy Chinam Mshlav Mshlav Yheiyliylu Num Adonai Vtamiyd Kal Hayom Shmiy Minoatz:
6 Lachein Yeidaa Amiy Shmiy Lachein Bayom Hahua Kiy Aniy Hua Hamdabeir Hineiniy:
7 Ma Navu Al Hehariym Ragleiy Mvaseir Mashmiya Shalom Mvaseir Tov Mashmiya Yshua Omeir Ltziyon Malach Elohayich:
8 Kol Tzofayich Nasu Kol Yachdav Yraneinu Kiy Ayin Bayin Yiru Bshuv Adonai Tziyon:
9 Pitzchu Rannu Yachdav Charvot Yrushalam Kiy Nicham Adonai Amo Gaal Yrushalam:
10 Chasaf Adonai Et Zroa Kadsho Leiyneiy Kal Hagoyim Vrau Kal Afseiy Aretz Eit Yshuat Eloheiynu:
11 Suru Suru Tzu Misham Tamei Al Tigau Tzu Mitocha Hibaru Noseiy Kleiy Adonai:
12 Kiy Lo Vchipazon Teitzeiu Uvimnusa Lo Teileichun Kiy Holeich Lifneiychem Adonai Umasifchem Eloheiy Yisraeil:
Isaiah 51:12 - 52:12
9 ¶ Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the days
of old, the generations of ancient times. Art thou not it that hewed Rahab
in pieces, that pierced the dragon?
10 Art thou not it that dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep;
that made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?
11 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto
Zion, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain
gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
12 I, even I, am He that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou art afraid
of man that shall die, and of the son of man that shall be made as grass;
13 And hast forgotten the LORD thy Maker, that stretched forth the heavens,
and laid the foundations of the earth; and fearest continually all the day
because of the fury of the oppressor, as he maketh ready to destroy? And
where is the fury of the oppressor?
14 He that is bent down shall speedily be loosed; and he shall not go down
dying into the pit, neither shall his bread fail.
15 For I am the LORD thy God, who stirreth up the sea, that the waves
thereof roar; the LORD of hosts is His name.
16 And I have put My words in thy mouth, and have covered thee in the
shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of
the earth, and say unto Zion: 'Thou art My people.'
17 ¶ Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, that hast drunk at the hand of
the LORD the cup of His fury; thou hast drunken the beaker, even the cup of
staggering, and drained it.
18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought
forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons
that she hath brought up.
19 These two things are befallen thee; who shall bemoan thee? desolation
and destruction, and the famine and the sword; how shall I comfort thee?
20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as an
antelope in a net; they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy
21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine;
22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of His
people: behold, I have taken out of thy hand the cup of staggering; the
beaker, even the cup of My fury, thou shalt no more drink it again;
23 And I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; that have
said to thy soul: 'Bow down, that we may go over'; and thou hast laid thy
back as the ground, and as the street, to them that go over.
1 ¶ Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful
garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall no more
come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem; loose
thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3 For thus saith the LORD: ye were sold for nought; and ye shall be
redeemed without money.
4 For thus saith the Lord GOD: My people went down aforetime into Egypt to
sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5 Now therefore, what do I here, saith the LORD, seeing that My people is
taken away for nought? They that rule over them do howl, saith the LORD,
and My name continually all the day is blasphemed.
6 Therefore My people shall know My name; therefore they shall know in that
day that I, even He that spoke, behold, here I am.
7 ¶ How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger of good
tidings, that announceth peace, the harbinger of good tidings, that
announceth salvation; that saith unto Zion: 'Thy God reigneth!'
8 Hark, thy watchmen! they lift up the voice, together do they sing; for
they shall see, eye to eye, the LORD returning to Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for
the LORD hath comforted His people, He hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The LORD hath made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and
all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go
ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, ye that bear the vessels of the
12 For ye shall not go out in haste, neither shall ye go by flight; for the
LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rearward.
JPS translation 1917 or before