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Parsha Miketz

Parsha Miketz

Parsha Miketz מִקֵּץ‎ is translated as “at the end”. Parsha Miketz is the tenth Torah reading in the annual reading cycle. I have found ways three ways to spell it – “miketz”, “miqetz”, or “mikeitz”.

Parsha Miketz Summary

Parsha Miketz begins with Pharoah’s having two dreams. He attempts to find the interpretation of the dreams. None of his fortune tellers or wise men can provide an interpretation of the dreams. The butler (cupbearer) informs the Pharoah about Joseph and his ability to interpret dreams. The Pharoah calls Joseph to himself. The Pharoah tells the dreams to Joseph. Joseph interprets the dream and recommends a plan of action and a resume of the type of man to execute the plan. The Pharoah selects Joseph. Joseph takes action to place him in the second position in all of Egypt. Joseph has sons and fulfills the gathering and storing of food plan.

A worldwide famine occurs. Jacob sends the sons to Egypt to buy grain. The test of the brothers begins with Joseph. Reuben, Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin are all named and play a visible role in this portion of the Joseph story. This Torah portion ends with the brothers returning to Egypt for a second time. They are arrested and brought before Joseph for the theft of his cup of divination. The decree is the enslavement of the guilty party.

Parsha Miketz מִקֵּץ‎ is the second word in the Hebrew text (see text below).

וַיְהִ֕י מִקֵּ֖ץ שְׁנָתַ֣יִם יָמִ֑ים וּפַרְעֹ֣ה חֹלֵ֔ם וְהִנֵּ֖ה עֹמֵ֥ד עַל־הַיְאֹֽר

Parsha Miketz Readings

Torah: Genesis (Bereshit) 41.1-44.17
Halftorah: 1 Kings 3.15 – 4.1
Brit Hahagaddah: Mat. 27.15-46

Parsha Miketz Aliyah

First reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 41.1-14
Second reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 41.15-38
Third reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 41.39-52
Fourth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 41.53 – 42.18
Fifth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 42.19- 43.15
Sixth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 43.16-29
Seventh reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 43.30-44.17

Parsha Miketz Stats

    • Hebrew letters – 7,914
    • Hebrew words – 2,022
    • Pesukim (sentences) – 146
    • Lines in a Torah Scroll- 255
    • Double Count – 2 (43.3,14)
    • Scribal Practices – 1 (43.26)
    • See Hebrew text for Parsha Miketz
    • Number of Mitzvot in Parsha Miketz – 0
    • Maimonides says: 0
      • Positive – 0
      • Negative – 0
    • Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 0
      • Positive – 0
      • Negative – 0

Parsha Miketz Scriptures

A1: 41.1-14A2: 41.15-38A3: 41.39-52A4: 41.53 - 42.18A5: 42.19 - 43.15A6: 43.16 - 29A7: 43.30 - 44.17Halftorah: I Kings 3.1 5 - 4.1 Brit Hahagaddah: Matthew 27.15-46

Genesis (Bereshit) 41.1-14 (Parsha Miketz, Aliyah 1)

Gen 41:1  And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
Gen 41:2  And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
Gen 41:3  And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.
Gen 41:4  And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
Gen 41:5  And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
Gen 41:6  And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.
Gen 41:7  And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
Gen 41:8  And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
Gen 41:9  Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:
Gen 41:10  Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard’s house, both me and the chief baker:
Gen 41:11  And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
Gen 41:12  And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.
Gen 41:13  And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.
Gen 41:14  Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

Genesis (Bereshit) 41.15-38 (Parsha Miketz, Aliyah 2)

Gen 41:15  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.
Gen 41:16  And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
Gen 41:17  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:
Gen 41:18  And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
Gen 41:19  And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
Gen 41:20  And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:
Gen 41:21  And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
Gen 41:22  And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:
Gen 41:23  And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:
Gen 41:24  And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.
Gen 41:25  And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
Gen 41:26  The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.
Gen 41:27  And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
Gen 41:28  This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
Gen 41:29  Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
Gen 41:30  And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
Gen 41:31  And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
Gen 41:32  And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
Gen 41:33  Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
Gen 41:34  Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
Gen 41:35  And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
Gen 41:36  And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.

Gen 41:37  And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.
Gen 41:38  And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

Genesis (Bereshit) 41.39-52 (Parsha Miketz, Aliyah 3)

Gen 41:39  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
Gen 41:40  Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
Gen 41:41  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
Gen 41:42  And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
Gen 41:43  And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
Gen 41:44  And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
Gen 41:45  And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
Gen 41:46  And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.
Gen 41:47  And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
Gen 41:48  And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
Gen 41:49  And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
Gen 41:50  And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
Gen 41:51  And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house.
Gen 41:52  And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

Genesis (Bereshit) 41.53 – 57 (Parsha Miketz, Aliyah 4)

Gen 41:53  And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
Gen 41:54  And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
Gen 41:55  And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
Gen 41:56  And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
Gen 41:57  And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

Genesis (Bereshit)  42. 1-18 (Parsha Miketz, Aliyah 4)

Gen 42:1  Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
Gen 42:2  And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
Gen 42:3  And Joseph’s ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
Gen 42:4  But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
Gen 42:5  And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
Gen 42:6  And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
Gen 42:7  And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food.
Gen 42:8  And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
Gen 42:9  And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
Gen 42:10  And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
Gen 42:11  We are all one man’s sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies.
Gen 42:12  And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
Gen 42:13  And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.
Gen 42:14  And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are spies:
Gen 42:15  Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.
Gen 42:16  Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
Gen 42:17  And he put them all together into ward three days.
Gen 42:18  And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

Genesis (Bereshit) 42.19 – 38 (Parsha Miketz, Aliyah 5)

Gen 42:19  If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:
Gen 42:20  But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
Gen 42:21  And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
Gen 42:22  And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
Gen 42:23  And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
Gen 42:24  And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
Gen 42:25  Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man’s money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.
Gen 42:26  And they laded their asse

Gen 42:27  And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack’s mouth.
Gen 42:28  And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
Gen 42:29  And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell unto them; saying,
Gen 42:30  The man, who is the lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
Gen 42:31  And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:
Gen 42:32  We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
Gen 42:33  And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone:
Gen 42:34  And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.
Gen 42:35  And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man’s bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
Gen 42:36  And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.
Gen 42:37  And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.
Gen 42:38  And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Genesis (Bereshit) 43.1-15 (Parsha Miketz, Aliyah 5)

Gen 43:1  And the famine was sore in the land.
Gen 43:2  And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
Gen 43:3  And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
Gen 43:4  If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:
Gen 43:5  But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
Gen 43:6  And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
Gen 43:7  And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
Gen 43:8  And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.
Gen 43:9  I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
Gen 43:10  For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.
Gen 43:11  And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
Gen 43:12  And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:
Gen 43:13  Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
Gen 43:14  And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.
Gen 43:15  And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.

Genesis (Bereshit) 43.16 – 29 (Parsha Miketz, Aliyah 6)

Gen 43:16  And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.
Gen 43:17  And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into Joseph’s house.
Gen 43:18  And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph’s house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
Gen 43:19  And they came near to the steward of Joseph’s house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,
Gen 43:20  And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
Gen 43:21  And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man’s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
Gen 43:22  And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
Gen 43:23  And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.
Gen 43:24  And the man brought the men into Joseph’s house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
Gen 43:25  And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.
Gen 43:26  And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
Gen 43:27  And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
Gen 43:28  And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
Gen 43:29  And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.

Genesis (Bereshit) 43.30 – 34 (Parsha Miketz, Aliyah 7)

Gen 43:30  And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
Gen 43:31  And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread.
Gen 43:32  And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
Gen 43:33  And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another.
Gen 43:34  And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin’s mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

Genesis (Bereshit) 44.1-17 (Parsha Miketz, Aliyah 7)

Gen 44:1  And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man’s money in his sack’s mouth.
Gen 44:2  And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
Gen 44:3  As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
Gen 44:4  And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?
Gen 44:5  Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
Gen 44:6  And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
Gen 44:7  And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:
Gen 44:8  Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks’ mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord’s house silver or gold?
Gen 44:9  With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondmen.
Gen 44:10  And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.
Gen 44:11  Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
Gen 44:12  And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.
Gen 44:13  Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.
Gen 44:14  And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph’s house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.
Gen 44:15  And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
Gen 44:16  And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord’s servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.
Gen 44:17  And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

I Kings 3.1 5 –  (Parsha Miketz, Haftarah)

1Ki 3:15  And Solomon awoke, and, behold, it was a dream; and he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt-offerings, and offered peace-offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.

1Ki 3:16  Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
1Ki 3:17  And the one woman said: ‘Oh, my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
1Ki 3:18  And it came to pass the third day after I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also; and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.
1Ki 3:19  And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlay it.
1Ki 3:20  And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thy handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.
1Ki 3:21  And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead; but when I had looked well at it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, whom I did bear.’
1Ki 3:22  And the other woman said: ‘Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son.’ And this said: ‘No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son.’ Thus they spoke before the king.
1Ki 3:23  Then said the king: ‘The one saith: This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead; and the other saith: Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.’
1Ki 3:24  And the king said: ‘Fetch me a sword.’ And they brought a sword before the king.
1Ki 3:25  And the king said: ‘Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.’
1Ki 3:26  Then spoke the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her heart yearned upon her son, and she said: ‘Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it.’ But the other said: ‘It shall be neither mine nor thine; divide it.’
1Ki 3:27  Then the king answered and said: ‘Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.’
1Ki 3:28  And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king; for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.

I Kings 4.1 (Parsha Miketz, Haftarah)

1Ki 4:1  And king Solomon was king over all Israel.

Matthew 27.15-46 (Parsha Miketz, Renewed Covenant)

Mat 27:15  Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release for the crowd any one prisoner whom they wanted.
Mat 27:16  And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.
Mat 27:17  So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?”
Mat 27:18  For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up.
Mat 27:19  Besides, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream.”
Mat 27:20  Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
Mat 27:21  The governor again said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” And they said, “Barabbas.”
Mat 27:22  Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!”
Mat 27:23  And he said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”

Mat 27:24  So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.”
Mat 27:25  And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!”
Mat 27:26  Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.

Mat 27:27  Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him.
Mat 27:28  And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
Mat 27:29  and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
Mat 27:30  And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.
Mat 27:31  And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him.

Mat 27:32  As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross.
Mat 27:33  And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull),
Mat 27:34  they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it.
Mat 27:35  And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots.
Mat 27:36  Then they sat down and kept watch over him there.
Mat 27:37  And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”
Mat 27:38  Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.
Mat 27:39  And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads
Mat 27:40  and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”
Mat 27:41  So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying,
Mat 27:42  “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
Mat 27:43  He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”
Mat 27:44  And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.

Mat 27:45  Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
Mat 27:46  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

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Parshoit List

  • Bereshit – 1st Parsha – Gen. 1.1 – 6.8
  • Noach – 2nd Parsha – Gen. 6.9 – 11.32
  • Lech Lecha – 3rd Parsha – Gen. 12.1 – 17.27
  • Vayera – 4th Parsha – Gen. 13.1 – 22.24
  • Chayei Sarah – 5th Parsha – Gen. 23.1 – 25.18
  • Toledot – 6th Parsha – Gen. 25.29 – 28.9
  • Vavetze – 7th Parsha – Gen. 28.20 -32.2(3)
  • Vayishlach – 8th Parsha – Gen. 32.3(4) -36.43
  • Vayeshev – 9th Parsha – Gen. 37.1 -40.23
  • Miketz – 10th Parsha -Gen. 41.1 -44.17
  • Vayigash – 11th Parsha – Gen. 44.18 – 47.27
  • Vayechi – 12th Parsha – Gen. 47.28 – 50.26

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