Numbers 28:16-29:11 (27 p'sukim)
Numbers 28:16-29:11 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
16 “On the fourteenth day of the first month is Adonai’s Passover. 17 On the fifteenth day, there is to be a feast. For seven days, matzot will be eaten. 18 You are to hold a sacred assembly on the first day. You are not to do any laborious work. 19 You are to offer to Adonai burnt offering by fire, two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old. They are to be flawless. 20 You are to offer their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths of an ephah per bull, two tenths per ram, 21 and one tenth per each of the seven lambs, 22 plus one goat for a sin offering to atone for yourselves. 23 In addition to the morning burnt offering and regular burnt offering, you are to offer these. 24 Just like this you are to offer each day, for seven days, the food to be offered by fire for each day as a pleasing aroma to Adonai, beside the regular burnt offering with its drink offering. 25 On the seventh day, you are to have a sacred assembly, and you are to do no laborious work.
Shavuot: Feast of Weeks
26 “On the Day of Firstfruits, when you offer to Adonai a new grain offering during the Feast of Weeks, you are to have a sacred assembly. You are to do no laborious work. 27 You are to offer as a pleasing aroma a burnt offering to Adonai, two young bulls from the herd, one ram and seven male lambs a year old. 28 With each bull there is to be a grain offering of three tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, with the ram two tenths, 29 and with each lamb, one tenth, 30 plus one male goat to make atonement for you. 31 In addition, you are to prepare the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and its drink offering. They are to be without defect.
Yom Teruah: Day of Shofar Shouts
29 “On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a sacred assembly. You are to do no laborious work. It is for you a day for sounding the shofar. 2 You are to prepare a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to Adonai: one young bull from the herd, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old, without flaw, 3 with their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths of an ephah with the bull, two tenths with the ram, 4 and one tenth with each of the seven lambs, 5 as well as one male goat as a sin offering to make atonement for yourselves. 6 Also offer the burnt offering for the month with its grain offering, the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their appropriate drink offerings as a pleasing aroma to Adonai, as an offering by fire.
Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement
7 “On the tenth day of this seventh month, you are to have a sacred assembly. You are to deny yourselves and do no work. 8 You are to present to Adonai a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma, one young bull from the herd, one ram, and seven year-old male lambs without defect, 9 along with their grain offerings of fine flour mixed with oil: three tenths of an ephah with the bull, two tenths with the ram, 10 and one tenth with each of the seven lambs. 11 Also offer one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the sin offering for atonement, as well as the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and their drink offerings.
6 וּבַחֹ֣דֶשׁ הָרִאשׁ֗וֹן בְּאַרְבָּעָ֥ה עָשָׂ֛ר י֖וֹם לַחֹ֑דֶשׁ פֶּ֖סַח לַיהוָֽה׃
17 וּבַחֲמִשָּׁ֨ה עָשָׂ֥ר י֛וֹם לַחֹ֥דֶשׁ הַזֶּ֖ה חָ֑ג שִׁבְעַ֣ת יָמִ֔ים מַצּ֖וֹת יֵאָכֵֽל׃
18 בַּיּ֥וֹם הָרִאשׁ֖וֹן מִקְרָא־קֹ֑דֶשׁ כָּל־מְלֶ֥אכֶת עֲבֹדָ֖ה לֹ֥א תַעֲשֽׂוּ׃
19 וְהִקְרַבְתֶּ֨ם אִשֶּׁ֤ה עֹלָה֙ לַֽיהוָ֔ה פָּרִ֧ים בְּנֵי־בָקָ֛ר שְׁנַ֖יִם וְאַ֣יִל אֶחָ֑ד וְשִׁבְעָ֤ה כְבָשִׂים֙ בְּנֵ֣י שָׁנָ֔ה תְּמִימִ֖ם יִהְי֥וּ לָכֶֽם׃
20 וּמִ֨נְחָתָ֔ם סֹ֖לֶת בְּלוּלָ֣ה בַשָּׁ֑מֶן שְׁלֹשָׁ֨ה עֶשְׂרֹנִ֜ים לַפָּ֗ר וּשְׁנֵ֧י עֶשְׂרֹנִ֛ים לָאַ֖יִל תַּעֲשֽׂוּ׃
21 עִשָּׂר֤וֹן עִשָּׂרוֹן֙ תַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה לַכֶּ֖בֶשׂ הָאֶחָ֑ד לְשִׁבְעַ֖ת הַכְּבָשִֽׂים׃
22 וּשְׂעִ֥יר חַטָּ֖את אֶחָ֑ד לְכַפֵּ֖ר עֲלֵיכֶֽם׃
23 מִלְּבַד֙ עֹלַ֣ת הַבֹּ֔קֶר אֲשֶׁ֖ר לְעֹלַ֣ת הַתָּמִ֑יד תַּעֲשׂ֖וּ אֶת־אֵֽלֶּה׃
24 כָּאֵ֜לֶּה תַּעֲשׂ֤וּ לַיּוֹם֙ שִׁבְעַ֣ת יָמִ֔ים לֶ֛חֶם אִשֵּׁ֥ה רֵֽיחַ־נִיחֹ֖חַ לַיהוָ֑ה עַל־עוֹלַ֧ת הַתָּמִ֛יד יֵעָשֶׂ֖ה וְנִסְכּֽוֹ׃
25 וּבַיּוֹם֙ הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔י מִקְרָא־קֹ֖דֶשׁ יִהְיֶ֣ה לָכֶ֑ם כָּל־מְלֶ֥אכֶת עֲבֹדָ֖ה לֹ֥א תַעֲשֽׂוּ׃ ס
26 וּבְי֣וֹם הַבִּכּוּרִ֗ים בְּהַקְרִ֨יבְכֶ֜ם מִנְחָ֤ה חֲדָשָׁה֙ לַֽיהוָ֔ה בְּשָׁבֻעֹ֖תֵיכֶ֑ם מִֽקְרָא־קֹ֙דֶשׁ֙ יִהְיֶ֣ה לָכֶ֔ם כָּל־מְלֶ֥אכֶת עֲבֹדָ֖ה לֹ֥א תַעֲשֽׂוּ׃
27 וְהִקְרַבְתֶּ֨ם עוֹלָ֜ה לְרֵ֤יחַ נִיחֹ֙חַ֙ לַֽיהוָ֔ה פָּרִ֧ים בְּנֵי־בָקָ֛ר שְׁנַ֖יִם אַ֣יִל אֶחָ֑ד שִׁבְעָ֥ה כְבָשִׂ֖ים בְּנֵ֥י שָׁנָֽה׃
28 וּמִנְחָתָ֔ם סֹ֖לֶת בְּלוּלָ֣ה בַשָּׁ֑מֶן שְׁלֹשָׁ֤ה עֶשְׂרֹנִים֙ לַפָּ֣ר הָֽאֶחָ֔ד שְׁנֵי֙ עֶשְׂרֹנִ֔ים לָאַ֖יִל הָאֶחָֽד׃
29 עִשָּׂרוֹן֙ עִשָּׂר֔וֹן לַכֶּ֖בֶשׂ הָאֶחָ֑ד לְשִׁבְעַ֖ת הַכְּבָשִֽׂים׃
30 שְׂעִ֥יר עִזִּ֖ים אֶחָ֑ד לְכַפֵּ֖ר עֲלֵיכֶֽם׃
31 מִלְּבַ֞ד עֹלַ֧ת הַתָּמִ֛יד וּמִנְחָת֖וֹ תַּעֲשׂ֑וּ תְּמִימִ֥ם יִהְיוּ־לָכֶ֖ם וְנִסְכֵּיהֶֽם׃ פ
29 וּבַחֹ֨דֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִ֜י בְּאֶחָ֣ד לַחֹ֗דֶשׁ מִֽקְרָא־קֹ֙דֶשׁ֙ יִהְיֶ֣ה לָכֶ֔ם כָּל־מְלֶ֥אכֶת עֲבֹדָ֖ה לֹ֣א תַעֲשׂ֑וּ י֥וֹם תְּרוּעָ֖ה יִהְיֶ֥ה לָכֶֽם׃
2 וַעֲשִׂיתֶ֨ם עֹלָ֜ה לְרֵ֤יחַ נִיחֹ֙חַ֙ לַֽיהוָ֔ה פַּ֧ר בֶּן־בָּקָ֛ר אֶחָ֖ד אַ֣יִל אֶחָ֑ד כְּבָשִׂ֧ים בְּנֵי־שָׁנָ֛ה שִׁבְעָ֖ה תְּמִימִֽם׃
3 וּמִנְחָתָ֔ם סֹ֖לֶת בְּלוּלָ֣ה בַשָּׁ֑מֶן שְׁלֹשָׁ֤ה עֶשְׂרֹנִים֙ לַפָּ֔ר שְׁנֵ֥י עֶשְׂרֹנִ֖ים לָאָֽיִל׃
4 וְעִשָּׂר֣וֹן אֶחָ֔ד לַכֶּ֖בֶשׂ הָאֶחָ֑ד לְשִׁבְעַ֖ת הַכְּבָשִֽׂים׃
5 וּשְׂעִיר־עִזִּ֥ים אֶחָ֖ד חַטָּ֑את לְכַפֵּ֖ר עֲלֵיכֶֽם׃
6 מִלְּבַד֩ עֹלַ֨ת הַחֹ֜דֶשׁ וּמִנְחָתָ֗הּ וְעֹלַ֤ת הַתָּמִיד֙ וּמִנְחָתָ֔הּ וְנִסְכֵּיהֶ֖ם כְּמִשְׁפָּטָ֑ם לְרֵ֣יחַ נִיחֹ֔חַ אִשֶּׁ֖ה לַיהוָֽה׃ ס
7 וּבֶעָשׂוֹר֩ לַחֹ֨דֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִ֜י הַזֶּ֗ה מִֽקְרָא־קֹ֙דֶשׁ֙ יִהְיֶ֣ה לָכֶ֔ם וְעִנִּיתֶ֖ם אֶת־נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶ֑ם כָּל־מְלָאכָ֖ה לֹ֥א תַעֲשֽׂוּ׃
8 וְהִקְרַבְתֶּ֨ם עֹלָ֤ה לַֽיהוָה֙ רֵ֣יחַ נִיחֹ֔חַ פַּ֧ר בֶּן־בָּקָ֛ר אֶחָ֖ד אַ֣יִל אֶחָ֑ד כְּבָשִׂ֤ים בְּנֵֽי־שָׁנָה֙ שִׁבְעָ֔ה תְּמִימִ֖ם יִהְי֥וּ לָכֶֽם׃
9 וּמִנְחָתָ֔ם סֹ֖לֶת בְּלוּלָ֣ה בַשָּׁ֑מֶן שְׁלֹשָׁ֤ה עֶשְׂרֹנִים֙ לַפָּ֔ר שְׁנֵי֙ עֶשְׂרֹנִ֔ים לָאַ֖יִל הָאֶחָֽד׃
10 עִשָּׂרוֹן֙ עִשָּׂר֔וֹן לַכֶּ֖בֶשׂ הָאֶחָ֑ד לְשִׁבְעַ֖ת הַכְּבָשִֽׂים׃
11 שְׂעִיר־עִזִּ֥ים אֶחָ֖ד חַטָּ֑את מִלְּבַ֞ד חַטַּ֤את הַכִּפֻּרִים֙ וְעֹלַ֣ת הַתָּמִ֔יד וּמִנְחָתָ֖הּ וְנִסְכֵּיהֶֽם׃ פ
The Torah continues from yesterday's reading which consisted of the Daily Tamid, the Weekly Shabbat Korbanot, and the monthly Rosh Chodesh Korbanot.
Today's pesukim are concerned with the Annual Moadim (Appointed Times) of the Lord. These are "God's Holy Days". They begin with the Passover in pesuk 16. Then the Feast of Unleavened Bread which begins in pesuk 17. Another sacred day is observed on the 7th day of the Feast, pesuk 25. Pesuk 26 gives the mitzvot for Chag Shavuot; 50 days later.
Then pesuk 1 of chapter 29 begins the instruction for Yom Teruah (aka "Rosh Hashanah"), although it should be noted that this name is NOT found in the Torah for this Holy Day. And then our pesukim end today with the inclusion of the korbanot for Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).
Sukkot is not yet covered, until tomorrow's aliyah reading.
What is always interesting about the division of the Torah readings weekly into Parashayot, is how the readings fit thematically into the Hebrew calendar. Think about it. Why are we reading about these moadim at this time, the end of the month of Tamuz, (corresponding to the first week of July?).
The 17th of Tamuz (6 days ago) began a 21 day period from the day Nebuchadnezzar broke through the gates of Jerusalem until the 9th of Av, when the Temple and all Jerusalem was destroyed. The 9th of Av marks a 6 week period of "comforting" the mourners who mourn over Jerusalem's destruction, and that period ends on Rosh Hashanah (Yom Teruah).
So here we are in the middle of summer in the cycle between the Spring festivals of Passover, Unleavened Bread and Shavuot - and we are facing very soon the fall High Holy Days. Our pesukim should be a reminder to us to begin preparing in our hearts for the cycle and season of the year to sanctify and cleanse ourselves. Prepare to approach Adonai with repentant hearts, and to be found pure, holy, and ready for His Coming.
The Spring Moadim speak of Messiah's advent, his death and his resurrection. While the Fall High Holy Days are symbolic of the Messiah's reign and rule and judgement of the Earth, which is yet to come. This is why Yeshua told us:
Matthew 24:32 “Now learn the parable from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, at the door. 34 Amen, I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things happen. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. 36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven nor the Son, except the Father alone.
37 “For just as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. 39 And they did not understand until the flood came and swept them all away. So shall it be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field, one taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill, one taken and one left. 42 Therefore stay alert; for you do not know what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what time the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and not let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
Could we be that generation? We have seen another major shift in the restoration of Israel with our nation moving it's embassy and recognizing Jerusalem as the Eternal Capital of the State of Israel on the exact 70th Anniversary of the nation's Rebirth. Will we live to see the Third Temple built? Will this be the generation that witnesses the Anti-Messiah who will come and put an end to the sacrifices in that Temple, and are we already in the generation that will recognize the signs of the Return of Yeshua the Messiah?
Since we do not know for sure, how much more should we just be ready and prepared?
1 A psalm of David.
The earth is Adonai’s and all that fills it—
the world, and those dwelling on it.
2 For He founded it upon the seas,
and established it upon the rivers.
3 Who may go up on the mountain of Adonai?
Who may stand in His holy place?
4 One with clean hands and a pure heart,
who has not lifted his soul in vain,
nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He will receive a blessing from Adonai,
righteousness from God his salvation.
6 Such is the generation seeking Him,
seeking Your face, even Jacob! Selah
7 Lift up your heads, O gates,
and be lifted up, you everlasting doors:
that the King of glory may come in.
8 “Who is this King of glory?”
Adonai strong and mighty,
Adonai mighty in battle!
9 Lift up your heads, O gates,
and lift them up, you everlasting doors:
that the King of glory may come in.
10 “Who is this King of glory?”
Adonai-Tzva’ot—He is the King of glory! Selah