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Parsha Beshalach

Parsha Beshalach בְּשַׁלַּח is translated as “When he sent out”. It’s the sixteenth Torah reading in the annual reading cycle and fourth in sefer Shemot, the book of Exodus. I found three different spellings – “beshalach”, “beshallach”, or “beshalah”

Parsha Beshalach Summary

Parsha Beshalach picks up the narrative of the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt. We see the pillar of cloud and fire leading them day and night. There are three paths God could lead them, He chooses the path of least military resistance.

Moses keeps the promise of taking Joseph’s bones out of Egypt. We have the showdown between the Pharoah, Baal, the god of the desert, and the God of Israel – Yehovah. After the defeat of the gods Moses and Miriam sing a song commemorating the victory.

Parsha Beshalach also discusses the bitter water being sweet, the manna from heaven, and the attack from the Amalek.

Beshalach בְּשַׁלַּח is the second word and in the Hebrew text (see text below).

יז וַיְהִ֗י בְּשַׁלַּ֣ח פַּרְעֹה֘ אֶת־הָעָם֒ וְלֹֽא־נָחָ֣ם אֱלֹהִ֗ים דֶּ֚רֶךְ אֶ֣רֶץ פְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים כִּ֥י קָר֖וֹב ה֑וּא כִּ֣י ׀ אָמַ֣ר אֱלֹהִ֗ים פֶּן־יִנָּחֵ֥ם הָעָ֛ם בִּרְאֹתָ֥ם מִלְחָמָ֖ה וְשָׁ֥בוּ מִצְרָֽיְמָה

Parsha Beshalach Readings

Torah: Exodus (Shemot) 13.17 – 17.16
Halftorah: Jud 4.4 -5.31 (Ash) 5.1-31 (Sef)
Brit Hahagaddah: Rev 10.1-20

Parsha Beshalach Aliyah

First reading — Exodus (Shemot) 13.17- 14.8
Second reading — Exodus (Shemot) 14.9 -14
Third reading — Exodus (Shemot) 14.15 – 25
Fourth reading — Exodus (Shemot) 14.26 – 15.26
Fifth reading — Exodus (Shemot) 15.27 – 16.10
Sixth reading — Exodus (Shemot) 16.11 – 36
Seventh reading — Exodus (Shemot) 17.1-16

Parsha Beshalach Stats

  • Hebrew letters – 6,423
  • Hebrew words – 1,681
  • Pesukim (sentences) – 116
  • Lines in a Torah Scroll – 216
  • Double Count – 1 (15.1)
  • Scribal Practices – 0
  • See Hebrew text for Parsha Exodus
  • Number of Mitzvot in Parsha Exodus – 1
  • Maimonides says: 1
    • Positive – 0
    • Negative – 1
  • Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 1
    • Positive – 0
    • Negative – 1

Parsha Beshalach Scriptures

<strong>A1:</strong> 13.17 - 14.8<strong>A2:</strong> 14.9-14<strong>A3:</strong> 14.15-25<strong>A4:</strong> 14.26-15.26<strong>A5:</strong> 15.27-16.10<strong>A6:</strong> 16.11-36<strong>A7:</strong> 17.1-16<strong>Halftorah:</strong> Jud 4.4 - 5.31<strong>Brit Chadashah:</strong> Rev. 10.1-20

Exodus (Shemot) 13.17-23 (Parsha Beshalach, Aliyah 1)

Exo 13:17  And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said: ‘Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt.’
Exo 13:18  But God led the people about, by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea; and the children of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt.
Exo 13:19  And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him; for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying: ‘God will surely remember you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.’
Exo 13:20  And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
Exo 13:21  And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; that they might go by day and by night:
Exo 13:22  the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, departed not from before the people.

Exodus (Shemot) 14.1-8 (Parsha Beshalach, Aliyah 1)

Exo 14:1  And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
Exo 14:2  ‘Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal- zephon, over against it shall ye encamp by the sea.
Exo 14:3  And Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel: They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
Exo 14:4  And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he shall follow after them; and I will get Me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.’ And they did so.
Exo 14:5  And it was told the king of Egypt that the people were fled; and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned towards the people, and they said: ‘What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
Exo 14:6  And he made ready his chariots, and took his people with him.
Exo 14:7  And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over all of them.
Exo 14:8  And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel; for the children of Israel went out with a high hand.

Exodus (Shemot) 14.9-14 (Parsha Beshalach, Aliyah 2)

Exo 14:9  And the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.
Exo 14:10  And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were sore afraid; and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
Exo 14:11  And they said unto Moses: ‘Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to bring us forth out of Egypt?
Exo 14:12  Is not this the word that we spoke unto thee in Egypt, saying: Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.’
Exo 14:13  And Moses said unto the people: ‘Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will work for you to- day; for whereas ye have seen the Egyptians to-day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Exo 14:14  The LORD will fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.’

Exodus (Shemot) 14.15-25 (Parsha Beshalach, Aliyah 3)

Exo 14:15  And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘Wherefore criest thou unto Me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.
Exo 14:16  And lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over the sea, and divide it; and the children of Israel shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground.
Exo 14:17  And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall go in after them; and I will get Me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
Exo 14:18  And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten Me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.’
Exo 14:19  And the angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them;
Exo 14:20  and it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness here, yet gave it light by night there; and the one came not near the other all the night.
Exo 14:21  And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
Exo 14:22  And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
Exo 14:23  And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
Exo 14:24  And it came to pass in the morning watch, that the LORD looked forth upon the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and discomfited the host of the Egyptians.
Exo 14:25  And He took off their chariot wheels, and made them to drive heavily; so that the Egyptians said: ‘Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.’

Exodus (Shemot) 14.26-31 (Parsha Beshalach, Aliyah 4)

Exo 14:26  And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘Stretch out thy hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.’
Exo 14:27  And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
Exo 14:28  And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, even all the host of Pharaoh that went in after them into the sea; there remained not so much as one of them.
Exo 14:29  But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
Exo 14:30  Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea-shore.
Exo 14:31  And Israel saw the great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians, and the people feared the LORD; and they believed in the LORD, and in His servant Moses.

Exodus (Shemot) 15.1-26 (Parsha Beshalach, Aliyah 4)

Exo 15:1  Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spoke, saying: I will sing unto the LORD, for He is highly exalted; the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.
Exo 15:2  The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation; this is my God, and I will glorify Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
Exo 15:3  The LORD is a man of war, The LORD is His name.
Exo 15:4  Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath He cast into the sea, and his chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea.
Exo 15:5  The deeps cover them – they went down into the depths like a stone.
Exo 15:6  Thy right hand, O LORD, glorious in power, Thy right hand, O LORD, dasheth in pieces the enemy.
Exo 15:7  And in the greatness of Thine excellency Thou overthrowest them that rise up against Thee; Thou sendest forth Thy wrath, it consumeth them as stubble.
Exo 15:8  And with the blast of Thy nostrils the waters were piled up – the floods stood upright as a heap; the deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.
Exo 15:9  The enemy said: ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.’
Exo 15:10  Thou didst blow with Thy wind, the sea covered them; they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
Exo 15:11  Who is like unto Thee, O LORD, among the mighty? who is like unto Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Exo 15:12  Thou stretchedst out Thy right hand – the earth swallowed them.
Exo 15:13  Thou in Thy love hast led the people that Thou hast redeemed; Thou hast guided them in Thy strength to Thy holy habitation.
Exo 15:14  The peoples have heard, they tremble; pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.
Exo 15:15  Then were the chiefs of Edom affrighted; the mighty men of Moab, trembling taketh hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan are melted away.
Exo 15:16  Terror and dread falleth upon them; by the greatness of Thine arm they are as still as a stone; till Thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over that Thou hast gotten.
Exo 15:17  Thou bringest them in, and plantest them in the mountain of Thine inheritance, the place, O LORD, which Thou hast made for Thee to dwell in, the sanctuary, O Lord, which Thy hands have established.
Exo 15:18  The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.
Exo 15:19  For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought back the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea.
Exo 15:20  And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
Exo 15:21  And Miriam sang unto them: Sing ye to the LORD, for He is highly exalted: the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.
Bitter Water Made Sweet
Exo 15:22  And Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
Exo 15:23  And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.
Exo 15:24  And the people murmured against Moses, saying: ‘What shall we drink?’
Exo 15:25  And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There He made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He proved them;
Exo 15:26  and He said: ‘If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His eyes, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have put upon the Egyptians; for I am the LORD that healeth thee.’

Exodus (Shemot) 15.27 (Parsha Beshalach, Aliyah 5)

Exo 15:27  And they came to Elim, where were twelve springs of water, and three score and ten palm-trees; and they encamped there by the waters.

Exodus (Shemot) 16.1-10 (Parsha Beshalach, Aliyah 5)

Exo 16:1  And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
Exo 16:2  And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness;
Exo 16:3  and the children of Israel said unto them: ‘Would that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.’
Exo 16:4  Then said the LORD unto Moses: ‘Behold, I will cause to rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law, or not.
Exo 16:5  And it shall come to pass on the sixth day that they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.’
Exo 16:6  And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel: ‘At even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt;
Exo 16:7  and in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that He hath heard your murmurings against the LORD; and what are we, that ye murmur against us?’
Exo 16:8  And Moses said: ‘This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against Him; and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.’
Exo 16:9  And Moses said unto Aaron: ‘Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel: Come near before the LORD; for He hath heard your murmurings.’
Exo 16:10  And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

Exodus (Shemot) 16.11-36 (Parsha Beshalach, Aliyah 6)

Exo 16:11  And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
Exo 16:12  ‘I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak unto them, saying: At dusk ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.’
Exo 16:13  And it came to pass at even, that the quails came up, and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew round about the camp.
Exo 16:14  And when the layer of dew was gone up, behold upon the face of the wilderness a fine, scale-like thing, fine as the hoar-frost on the ground.
Exo 16:15  And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another: ‘What is it?’ – for they knew not what it was. And Moses said unto them: ‘It is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
Exo 16:16  This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded: Gather ye of it every man according to his eating; an omer a head, according to the number of your persons, shall ye take it, every man for them that are in his tent.’
Exo 16:17  And the children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less.
Exo 16:18  And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
Exo 16:19  And Moses said unto them: ‘Let no man leave of it till the morning.’
Exo 16:20  Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and rotted; and Moses was wroth with them.
Exo 16:21  And they gathered it morning by morning, every man according to his eating; and as the sun waxed hot, it melted.
Exo 16:22  And it came to pass that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one; and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
Exo 16:23  And he said unto them: ‘This is that which the LORD hath spoken: To-morrow is a solemn rest, a holy sabbath unto the LORD. Bake that which ye will bake, and seethe that which ye will seethe; and all that remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.’
Exo 16:24  And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade; and it did not rot, neither was there any worm therein.
Exo 16:25  And Moses said: ‘Eat that to-day; for to-day is a sabbath unto the LORD; to-day ye shall not find it in the field.
Exo 16:26  Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.’
Exo 16:27  And it came to pass on the seventh day, that there went out some of the people to gather, and they found none.
Exo 16:28  And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘How long refuse ye to keep My commandments and My laws?
Exo 16:29  See that the LORD hath given you the sabbath; therefore He giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.’
Exo 16:30  So the people rested on the seventh day.
Exo 16:31  And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna; and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
Exo 16:32  And Moses said: ‘This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded: Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.’
Exo 16:33  And Moses said unto Aaron: ‘Take a jar, and put an omerful of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept throughout your generations.’
Exo 16:34  As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
Exo 16:35  And the children of Israel did eat the manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat the manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
Exo 16:36  Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

Exodus (Shemot) 17.1-16 (Parsha Beshalach, Aliyah 7)

Exo 17:1  And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, by their stages, according to the commandment of the LORD, and encamped in Rephidim; and there was no water for the people to drink.
Exo 17:2  Wherefore the people strove with Moses, and said: ‘Give us water that we may drink.’ And Moses said unto them: ‘Why strive ye with me? wherefore do ye try the LORD?’
Exo 17:3  And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said: ‘Wherefore hast thou brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?’
Exo 17:4  And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying: ‘What shall I do unto this people? they are almost ready to stone me.’
Exo 17:5  And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘Pass on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thy hand, and go.
Exo 17:6  Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink.’ And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Exo 17:7  And the name of the place was called Massah, and Meribah, because of the striving of the children of Israel, and because they tried the LORD, saying: ‘Is the LORD among us, or not?’

Exo 17:8  Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
Exo 17:9  And Moses said unto Joshua: ‘Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek; tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.’
Exo 17:10  So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
Exo 17:11  And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
Exo 17:12  But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Exo 17:13  And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Exo 17:14  And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘Write this for a memorial in the book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.’
Exo 17:15  And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Adonai-nissi.
Exo 17:16  And he said: ‘The hand upon the throne of the LORD: the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.’

Judges 4.4 – 24 (Parsha Beshalach, Haftarah)

Jdg 4:4  Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
Jdg 4:5  And she sat under the palm-tree of Deborah between Ramah and Beth-el in the hill-country of Ephraim; and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.
Jdg 4:6  And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali, and said unto him: ‘Hath not the LORD, the God of Israel, commanded, saying: Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?
Jdg 4:7  And I will draw unto thee to the brook Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thy hand.
Jdg 4:8  And Barak said unto her: ‘If thou wilt go with me, then I will go; but if thou wilt not go with me, I will not go.’
Jdg 4:9  And she said: ‘I will surely go with thee; notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thy honour; for the LORD will give Sisera over into the hand of a woman.’ And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
Jdg 4:10  And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali together to Kedesh; and there went up ten thousand men at his feet; and Deborah went up with him.
Jdg 4:11  Now Heber the Kenite had severed himself from the Kenites, even from the children of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses, and had pitched his tent as far as Elon-bezaanannim, which is by Kedesh.
Jdg 4:12  And they told Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor.
Jdg 4:13  And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth-goiim, unto the brook Kishon.
Jdg 4:14  And Deborah said unto Barak: ‘Up; for this is the day in which the LORD hath delivered Sisera into thy hand; is not the LORD gone out before thee?’ So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.
Jdg 4:15  And the LORD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; and Sisera alighted from his chariot, and fled away on his feet.
Jdg 4:16  But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth-goiim; and all the host of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; there was not a man left.
Jdg 4:17  Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
Jdg 4:18  And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him: ‘Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not.’ And he turned in unto her into the tent, and she covered him with a rug.
Jdg 4:19  And he said unto her: ‘Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty.’ And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him.
Jdg 4:20  And he said unto her: ‘Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and inquire of thee, and say: Is there any man here? that thou shalt say: No.’
Jdg 4:21  Then Jael Heber’s wife took a tent-pin, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the pin into his temples, and it pierced through into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep; so he swooned and died.
Jdg 4:22  And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him: ‘Come, and I will show thee the man whom thou seekest.’ And he came unto her; and, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent-pin was in his temples.
Jdg 4:23  So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.
Jdg 4:24  And the hand of the children of Israel prevailed more and more against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan.

Judges 5.1-31 (Parsha Beshalach, Haftarah)

Jdg 5:1  Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying:
Jdg 5:2  When men let grow their hair in Israel, when the people offer themselves willingly, bless ye the LORD.
Jdg 5:3  Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, unto the LORD will I sing; I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel.
Jdg 5:4  LORD, when Thou didst go forth out of Seir, when Thou didst march out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, the heavens also dropped, yea, the clouds dropped water.
Jdg 5:5  The mountains quaked at the presence of the LORD, even yon Sinai at the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel.
Jdg 5:6  In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways ceased, and the travellers walked through byways.
Jdg 5:7  The rulers ceased in Israel, they ceased, until that thou didst arise, Deborah, that thou didst arise a mother in Israel.
Jdg 5:8  They chose new gods; then was war in the gates; was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?
Jdg 5:9  My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.
Jdg 5:10  Ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit on rich cloths, and ye that walk by the way, tell of it;
Jdg 5:11  Louder than the voice of archers, by the watering-troughs! there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the LORD, even the righteous acts of His rulers in Israel. Then the people of the LORD went down to the gates.
Jdg 5:12  Awake, awake, Deborah; awake, awake, utter a song; arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam.
Jdg 5:13  Then made He a remnant to have dominion over the nobles and the people; the LORD made me have dominion over the mighty.
Jdg 5:14  Out of Ephraim came they whose root is in Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy peoples; out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the marshal’s staff.
Jdg 5:15  And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; as was Issachar, so was Barak; into the valley they rushed forth at his feet. Among the divisions of Reuben there were great resolves of heart.
Jdg 5:16  Why sattest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the pipings for the flocks? At the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.
Jdg 5:17  Gilead abode beyond the Jordan; and Dan, why doth he sojourn by the ships? Asher dwelt at the shore of the sea, and abideth by its bays.
Jdg 5:18  Zebulun is a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death, and Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.
Jdg 5:19  The kings came, they fought; then fought the kings of Canaan, in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.
Jdg 5:20  They fought from heaven, the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
Jdg 5:21  The brook Kishon swept them away, that ancient brook, the brook Kishon. O my soul, tread them down with strength.
Jdg 5:22  Then did the horsehoofs stamp by reason of the prancings, the prancings of their mighty ones.
Jdg 5:23  ‘Curse ye Meroz’, said the angel of the LORD, ‘Curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof, because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.’
Jdg 5:24  Blessed above women shall Jael be, the wife of Heber the Kenite, above women in the tent shall she be blessed.
Jdg 5:25  Water he asked, milk she gave him; in a lordly bowl she brought him curd.
Jdg 5:26  Her hand she put to the tent-pin, and her right hand to the workmen’s hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote through his head, yea, she pierced and struck through his temples.
Jdg 5:27  At her feet he sunk, he fell, he lay; at her feet he sunk, he fell; where he sunk, there he fell down dead.
Jdg 5:28  Through the window she looked forth, and peered, the mother of Sisera, through the lattice: ‘Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why tarry the wheels of his chariots?
Jdg 5:29  The wisest of her princesses answer her, yea, she returneth answer to herself:
Jdg 5:30  ‘Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoil? A damsel, two damsels to every man; to Sisera a spoil of dyed garments, a spoil of dyed garments of embroidery, two dyed garments of broidery for the neck of every spoiler?’
Jdg 5:31  So perish all Thine enemies, O LORD; but they that love Him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might. And the land had rest forty years.

Rev 10.1-20 (Parsha Beshalach, Renewed Covenant)

Rev 10:1  Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.
Rev 10:2  He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land,
Rev 10:3  and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he called out, the seven thunders sounded.
Rev 10:4  And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.”
Rev 10:5  And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven
Rev 10:6  and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there would be no more delay,
Rev 10:7  but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.
Rev 10:8  Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again, saying, “Go, take the scroll that is open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.”
Rev 10:9  So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”
Rev 10:10  And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter.
Rev 10:11  And I was told, “You must again prophesy about many peoples and nations and languages and kings.”

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Parshoit List

  • Shemot – 13th Parsha – Ex. 1.1 – 6.1
  • Vaeira – 14th Parsha – Ex. 6.2 – 9.35
  • Bo – 15th Parsha – Ex. 10.1 – 13.16
  • Beshalach – 16th Parsha – Ex. 13.17 – 17.16
  • Yitro – 17th Parsha – Ex. 18.1 – 20.23 (26)
  • Mishpatim – 18th Parsha – Ex. 21.1 – 24.18
  • Terumah – 19th Parsha – Ex. 25.1 – 27.19
  • Tetzaveh – 20th Parsha – Ex. 27.20 – 30-10
  • Ki Tisa– 21st Parsha – Ex. 30.11 – 34.35
  • Vayakhel – 22nd Parsha – Ex. 35.1 -38.20
  • Pekudei – 23rd Parsha – Ex. 38.21 – 40.38
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