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Parsha Bamidbar

Parsha Bamidbar

Parsha Bamidbar is translated as “in the wilderness”.  It’s the thirty-fourth Torah reading in the annual reading cycle and first in sefer Bamidbar, the book of Numbers. I found five different spellings – “Bemidbar”, “BeMidbar”, “B’midbar”, “Bamidbar”, or “Bamidbor”.

Parsha Bamidbar Summary

Parsha Bemidbar begins with the YHVH telling Moses to conduct a census of the tribes, but the Levites must be exempted. He also provides the information about the encampments around the tabernacle (mishkan). YHVH gives the instructions to the Levites on their services in the mishkan. We discover the redemption of the first-born. It closes with the specific duties of the Kohathites.

Bemidbar בְּמִדְבַּ֥ר is the fifth word and in the Hebrew text (see text below). The hyphenated word is counted as two words.

וַיְדַבֵּ֨ר יְהוָֹ֧ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֛ה בְּמִדְבַּ֥ר סִינַ֖י בְּאֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד בְּאֶחָד֩ לַחֹ֨דֶשׁ הַשֵּׁנִ֜י בַּשָּׁנָ֣ה הַשֵּׁנִ֗ית לְצֵאתָ֛ם מֵאֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרַ֖יִם לֵאמֹֽר:

Parsha Bamidbar Readings

Torah: Numbers (Bamidbar) 1.1 – 4.20
Halftorah: Hos 1.10-2.20 (2.1-22)
Brit Hahagaddah: Rom.9.22-33

Parsha Bamidbar Aliyah

First reading — Numbers (Bamidbar) 1.1 – 19
Second reading — Numbers (Bamidbar) 1.20 – 54
Third reading — Numbers (Bamidbar) 2.1 – 34
Fourth reading — Numbers (Bamidbar) 3.1 – 13
Fifth reading — Numbers (Bamidbar) 3.14 – 39
Sixth reading — Numbers (Bamidbar) 3.40 – 51
Seventh reading — Numbers (Bamidbar) 4.1 – 20

Parsha Bamidbar Stats

  • Hebrew letters – 63, 529
  • Hebrew words – 16, 408
  • Pesukim (sentences) – 1, 288
  • Lines in a Torah Scroll – ?
  • Double Count – 20
  • Scribal Practices – 1
  • See Hebrew text for Parsha Bamidbar
  • Number of Mitzvot in Parsha Bamidbar – 0
  • Maimonides says: 0
    • Positive – 0
    • Negative – 0
  • Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 0
    • Positive – 0
    • Negative – 0

Parsha Numbers (Bamidbar) Scriptures

A1: 1.1 - 19A2: 1.20 - 54A3: 2.1 - 34A4: 3.1 - 13A5: 3.14 - 39A6: 3.40 - 51A7: 4.1 - 20Halftorah: Hos 1.10 - 2.22 Brit Hahagaddah: Rom 9.22-33

Numbers (Bamidbar) 1.1 – 19 (Parsha Name, Aliyah 1)

Num 1:1  And Jehovah spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
Num 1:2  Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, every male, by their polls;
Num 1:3  from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel, thou and Aaron shall number them by their hosts.
Num 1:4  And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of his fathers’ house.
Num 1:5  And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you. Of Reuben: Elizur the son of Shedeur.
Num 1:6  Of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
Num 1:7  Of Judah: Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
Num 1:8  Of Issachar: Nethanel the son of Zuar.
Num 1:9  Of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon.
Num 1:10  Of the children of Joseph: Of Ephraim: Elishama the son of Ammihud. Of Manasseh: Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
Num 1:11  Of Benjamin: Abidan the son of Gideoni.
Num 1:12  Of Dan: Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
Num 1:13  Of Asher: Pagiel the son of Ochran.
Num 1:14  Of Gad: Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
Num 1:15  Of Napthtali: Ahira the son of Enan.
Num 1:16  These are they that were called of the congregation, the princes of the tribes of their fathers; they were the heads of the thousands of Israel.
Num 1:17  And Moses and Aaron took these men that are mentioned by name:
Num 1:18  And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month; and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls.
Num 1:19  As Jehovah commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.

Numbers (Bamidbar) 1.20 – 54 (Parsha Name, Aliyah 2)

Num 1:20  And the children of Reuben, Israel’s first-born, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:21  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.
Num 1:22  Of the children of Simeon, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, those that were numbered thereof, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:23  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.
Num 1:24  Of the children of Gad, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:25  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand and fifty.
Num 1:26  Of the children of Judah, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:27  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Judah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.
Num 1:28  Of the children of Issachar, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:29  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.
Num 1:30  Of the children of Zebulun, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:31  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.
Num 1:32  Of the children of Joseph, namely the children of Ephraim, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:33  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand and five hundred.
Num 1:34  Of the children of Manasseh, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:35  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.
Num 1:36  Of the children of Benjamin, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:37  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.
Num 1:38  Of the children of Dan, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:39  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.
Num 1:40  Of the children of Asher, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:41  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Asher, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.
Num 1:42  Of the children of Napthtali, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Num 1:43  those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Napthtali, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.
Num 1:44  These are they that were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: they were each one for his fathers’ house.
Num 1:45  So all they that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathers’ houses, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel;
Num 1:46  even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

Num 1:47  But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.
Num 1:48  For Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 1:49  Only the tribe of Levi thou shall not number, neither shalt thou take the sum of them among the children of Israel;
Num 1:50  but appoint thou the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all the furniture thereof, and over all that belongeth to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the furniture thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.
Num 1:51  And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Num 1:52  And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, according to their hosts.
Num 1:53  But the Levites shall encamp round about the tabernacle of the testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of the testimony.
Num 1:54  Thus did the children of Israel; according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses, so did they.

Numbers (Bamidbar) 2.1 – 34 (Parsha Name, Aliyah 3)

Num 2:1  And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
Num 2:2  The children of Israel shall encamp every man by his own standard, with the ensigns of their fathers’ houses: over against the tent of meeting shall they encamp round about.
Num 2:3  And those that encamp on the east side toward the sunrising shall be they of the standard of the camp of Judah, according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Judah shall be Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
Num 2:4  And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.
Num 2:5  And those that encamp next unto him shall be the tribe of Issachar: and the prince of the children of Issachar shall be Nethanel the son of Zuar.
Num 2:6  And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.
Num 2:7  And the tribe of Zebulun: and the prince of the children of Zebulun shall be Eliab the son of Helon.
Num 2:8  And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.
Num 2:9  All that were numbered of the camp of Judah were a hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred, according to their hosts. They shall set forth first.
Num 2:10  On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.
Num 2:11  And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.
Num 2:12  And those that encamp next unto him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and the prince of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
Num 2:13  And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.
Num 2:14  And the tribe of Gad: and the prince of the children of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.
Num 2:15  And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and five thousand and six hundred and fifty.
Num 2:16  All that were numbered of the camp of Reuben were a hundred thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, according to their hosts. And they shall set forth second.
Num 2:17  Then the tent of meeting shall set forward, with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place, by their standards.
Num 2:18  On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.
Num 2:19  And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty thousand and five hundred.
Num 2:20  And next unto him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the prince of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
Num 2:21  And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.
Num 2:22  And the tribe of Benjamin: and the prince of the children of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.
Num 2:23  And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.
Num 2:24  All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were a hundred thousand and eight thousand and a hundred, according to their hosts. And they shall set forth third.
Num 2:25  On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
Num 2:26  And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.
Num 2:27  And those that encamp next unto him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the prince of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ochran.
Num 2:28  And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.
Num 2:29  And the tribe of Naphtali: and the prince of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.
Num 2:30  And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.
Num 2:31  All that were numbered of the camp of Dan were a hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall set forth hindmost by their standards.
Num 2:32  These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathers’ houses: all that were numbered of the camps according to their hosts were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.
Num 2:33  But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as Jehovah commanded Moses.
Num 2:34  Thus did the children of Israel; according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses, so they encamped by their standards, and so they set forward, every one by their families, according to their fathers’ houses.

Numbers (Bamidbar) 3.1 – 13 (Parsha Name, Aliyah 4)

Num 3:1  Now these are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that Jehovah spake with Moses in mount Sinai.
Num 3:2  And these are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the first-born, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Num 3:3  These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests that were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest’s office.
Num 3:4  And Nadab and Abihu died before Jehovah, when they offered strange fire before Jehovah, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children; and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest’s office in the presence of Aaron their father.

Num 3:5  And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 3:6  Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.
Num 3:7  And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle.
Num 3:8  And they shall keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.
Num 3:9  And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him on the behalf of the children of Israel.
Num 3:10  And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Num 3:11  And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 3:12  And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the first-born that openeth the womb among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine:
Num 3:13  for all the first-born are mine; on the day that I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the first-born in Israel, both man and beast; mine they shall be: I am Jehovah.

Numbers (Bamidbar) 3.14 – 39 (Parsha Name, Aliyah 5)

Num 3:14  And Jehovah spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
Num 3:15  Number the children of Levi by their fathers’ houses, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them.
Num 3:16  And Moses numbered them according to the word of Jehovah, as he was commanded.
Num 3:17  And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
Num 3:18  And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei.
Num 3:19  And the sons of Kohath by their families: Amram, and Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
Num 3:20  And the sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers’ houses.
Num 3:21  Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites: these are the families of the Gershonites.
Num 3:22  Those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, even those that were numbered of them were seven thousand and five hundred.
Num 3:23  The families of the Gershonites shall encamp behind the tabernacle westward.
Num 3:24  And the prince of the fathers’ house of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph the son of Lael.
Num 3:25  And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting shall be the tabernacle, and the Tent, the covering thereof, and the screen for the door of the tent of meeting,
Num 3:26  and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service thereof.
Num 3:27  And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites.
Num 3:28  According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.
Num 3:29  The families of the sons of Kohath shall encamp on the side of the tabernacle southward.
Num 3:30  And the prince of the fathers’ house of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
Num 3:31  And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the screen, and all the service thereof.
Num 3:32  And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be prince of the princes of the Levites, and have the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.
Num 3:33  Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites: these are the families of Merari.
Num 3:34  And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred.
Num 3:35  And the prince of the fathers’ house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: they shall encamp on the side of the tabernacle northward.
Num 3:36  And the appointed charge of the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the instruments thereof, and all the service thereof,
Num 3:37  and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords.
Num 3:38  And those that encamp before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the sunrising, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Num 3:39  All that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of Jehovah, by their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.

Numbers (Bamidbar) 3.40 – 51 (Parsha Name, Aliyah 6)

Num 4:1  And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
Num 4:2  Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ houses,
Num 4:3  from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.
Num 4:4  This is the service of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting, about the most holy things:
Num 4:5  when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall go in, and his sons, and they shall take down the veil of the screen, and cover the ark of the testimony with it,
Num 4:6  and shall put thereon a covering of sealskin, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.
Num 4:7  And upon the table of showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls and the cups wherewith to pour out; and the continual bread shall be thereon:
Num 4:8  and they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof.
Num 4:9  And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it:
Num 4:10  and they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of sealskin, and shall put it upon the frame.
Num 4:11  And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof:
Num 4:12  and they shall take all the vessels of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of sealskin, and shall put them on the frame.
Num 4:13  And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:
Num 4:14  and they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, the firepans, the flesh-hooks, and the shovels, and the basins, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of sealskin, and put in the staves thereof.
Num 4:15  And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the furniture of the sanctuary, as the camp is set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch the sanctuary, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting.
Num 4:16  And the charge of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the continual meal-offering, and the anointing oil, the charge of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, the sanctuary, and the furniture thereof.
Num 4:17  And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
Num 4:18  Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites;
Num 4:19  but thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden;
Num 4:20  but they shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment, lest they die.
Num 4:21  And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 4:22  Take the sum of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers’ houses, by their families;
Num 4:23  from thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shalt thou number them; all that enter in to wait upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.
Num 4:24  This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in bearing burdens:
Num 4:25  they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tent of meeting, its covering, and the covering of sealskin that is above upon it, and the screen for the door of the tent of meeting,
Num 4:26  and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and whatsoever shall be done with them: therein shall they serve.
Num 4:27  At the commandment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burden, and in all their service; and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their burden.
Num 4:28  This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
Num 4:29  As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them by their families, by their fathers’ houses;
Num 4:30  from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shalt thou number them, every one that entereth upon the service, to do the work of the tent of meeting.
Num 4:31  And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof,
Num 4:32  and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name ye shall appoint the instruments of the charge of their burden.
Num 4:33  This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service, in the tent of meeting, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
Num 4:34  And Moses and Aaron and the princes of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families, and by their fathers’ houses,
Num 4:35  from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting:
Num 4:36  and those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.
Num 4:37  These are they that were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all that did serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah by Moses.
Num 4:38  And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, their families, and by their fathers’ houses,
Num 4:39  from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting,
Num 4:40  even those that were numbered of them, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, were two thousand and six hundred and thirty.
Num 4:41  These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, all that did serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah.
Num 4:42  And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, by their families, by their fathers’ houses,
Num 4:43  from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting,
Num 4:44  even those that were numbered of them by their families, were three thousand and two hundred.
Num 4:45  These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah by Moses.
Num 4:46  All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the princes of Israel numbered, by their families, and by their fathers’ houses,
Num 4:47  from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered in to do the work of service, and the work of bearing burdens in the tent of meeting,
Num 4:48  even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore.
Num 4:49  According to the commandment of Jehovah they were numbered by Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Numbers (Bamidbar) 4.1 – 20 (Parsha Name, Aliyah 7)

Num 4:1  And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
Num 4:2  Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ houses,
Num 4:3  from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting.
Num 4:4  This is the service of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting, about the most holy things:
Num 4:5  when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall go in, and his sons, and they shall take down the veil of the screen, and cover the ark of the testimony with it,
Num 4:6  and shall put thereon a covering of sealskin, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof.
Num 4:7  And upon the table of showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls and the cups wherewith to pour out; and the continual bread shall be thereon:
Num 4:8  and they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof.
Num 4:9  And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it:
Num 4:10  and they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of sealskin, and shall put it upon the frame.
Num 4:11  And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof:
Num 4:12  and they shall take all the vessels of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of sealskin, and shall put them on the frame.
Num 4:13  And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:
Num 4:14  and they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, the firepans, the flesh-hooks, and the shovels, and the basins, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of sealskin, and put in the staves thereof.
Num 4:15  And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the furniture of the sanctuary, as the camp is set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch the sanctuary, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting.
Num 4:16  And the charge of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the continual meal-offering, and the anointing oil, the charge of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, the sanctuary, and the furniture thereof.
Num 4:17  And Jehovah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
Num 4:18  Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites;
Num 4:19  but thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden;
Num 4:20  but they shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment, lest they die.

Hosea 1.10 – 14 (Parsha Bamidbar, Haftarah)

Hos 1:10  (2:1) Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass that, instead of that which was said unto them: ‘Ye are not My people’, it shall be said unto them: ‘Ye are the children of the living God.’
Hos 1:11  (2:2) And the children of Judah and the children of Israel shall be gathered together, and they shall appoint themselves one head, and shall go up out of the land; for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

Hosea 2.1 – 22 (Parsha Bamidbar, Haftarah)

Hos 2:1  (2:3) Say ye unto your brethren: ‘Ammi’; and to your sisters, ‘Ruhamah.’
Hos 2:2  (2:4) Plead with your mother, plead; for she is not My wife, neither am I her husband; and let her put away her harlotries from her face, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
Hos 2:3  (2:5) Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.
Hos 2:4  (2:6) And I will not have compassion upon her children; for they are children of harlotry.
Hos 2:5  (2:7) For their mother hath played the harlot, she that conceived them hath done shamefully; for she said: ‘I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.’
Hos 2:6  (2:8) Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and I will make a wall against her, that she shall not find her paths.
Hos 2:7  (2:9) And she shall run after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them, and she shall seek them, but shall not find them; then shall she say: ‘I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.’
Hos 2:8  (2:10) For she did not know that it was I that gave her the corn, and the wine, and the oil, and multiplied unto her silver and gold, which they used for Baal.
Hos 2:9  (2:11) Therefore will I take back My corn in the time thereof, and My wine in the season thereof, and will snatch away My wool and My flax given to cover her nakedness.
Hos 2:10  (2:12) And now will I uncover her shame in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of My hand.
Hos 2:11  (2:13) I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feasts, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her appointed seasons.
Hos 2:12  (2:14) And I will lay waste her vines and her fig-trees, whereof she hath said: ‘These are my hire that my lovers have given me’; and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
Hos 2:13  (2:15) And I will visit upon her the days of the Baalim, wherein she offered unto them, and decked herself with her ear-rings and her jewels, and went after her lovers, and forgot Me, saith the LORD.

Hos 2:14  (2:16) Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly unto her.
Hos 2:15  (2:17) And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope; and she shall respond there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
Hos 2:16  (2:18) And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call Me Ishi, and shalt call Me no more Baali.
Hos 2:17  (2:19) For I will take away the names of the Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be mentioned by their name.
Hos 2:18  (2:20) And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground; and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the land, and will make them to lie down safely.
Hos 2:19  (2:21) And I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in justice, and in lovingkindness, and in compassion.
Hos 2:20  (2:22) And I will betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know the LORD.

Rom 9.22-33 (Parsha Bamidbar, Renewed Covenant)

Rom 9:22  What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,
Rom 9:23  in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory—
Rom 9:24  even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?
Rom 9:25  As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”
Rom 9:26  “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”
Rom 9:27  And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved,
Rom 9:28  for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.”
Rom 9:29  And as Isaiah predicted, “If the Lord of hosts had not left us offspring, we would have been like Sodom and become like Gomorrah.”

Rom 9:30  What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith;
Rom 9:31  but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law.
Rom 9:32  Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone,
Rom 9:33  as it is written, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

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  • Bamidbar- 34th Parsha – Nu. 1.1 – 5.26
  • Naso – 35th Parsha – Nu. 6.1 – 8.36
  • Beha’alotcha – 36th Parsha – Nu. 9.1 – 11.47
  • Shelach – 37th Parsha – Nu. 12.1 – 13.59
  • Korach – 38th Parsha – Nu. 14.1 – 15.33
  • Chukat – 39th Parsha – Nu. 16.1 – 18.30 (DP1)
  • Balak – 40th Parsha – Nu. 19.1 – 20.27 (DP1)
  • Pinchas – 41st Parsha – Nu. 21.1 – 24.23
  • Matot– 42nd Parsha – Nu. 25.1 – 26.2 (DP2)
  • Masei – 43rd Parsha – Nu. 33.1 – 36.13 (DP2)
Double Portions are read in the following years: 2023, 2026, 2028, 2029, 2031, 2032, 2034, 2036, 2037

  • Chukat | Balak – Nu. 19.1 – 25.9
  • Matot | Masei – Nu. 30.2 – 36.13

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