Parsha Vayera וַיֵּרָ֤א is translated as “And He appeared”.
Parsha vayera וַיֵּרָ֤א is the fourth parsha in the annual reading cycle. It is perhaps the most significant of all parashiyot as it is the turning point in Abraham’s life. Abraham has a visitation and the promise of a son through Sarah. Abraham intercedes for the righteous in Sodom and Gomorrah. Sarah is taken by Abimelech. Isaac is born and Ishmael is banished. A covenant is established between Abimelech and Abraham and it ends with the binding of Isaac.
Vayera וַיֵּרָ֤א is the first word and in the Hebrew text (see text below).
א וַיֵּרָ֤א אֵלָיו֙ יְהֹוָ֔ה בְּאֵֽלֹנֵ֖י מַמְרֵ֑א וְה֛וּא יֹשֵׁ֥ב פֶּֽתַֽח־הָאֹ֖הֶל כְּחֹ֥ם הַיּֽוֹם:
Parsha Vayera Readings
Torah: Genesis (Bereshit) 18.1 – 22.24
Halftorah: 2 Kings 4.1-37
Brit Hahagaddah: Lu. 1.26-38; 24.36-53
Parsha Vayera Aliyah
First reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 18.1 – 14
Second reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 18.15 – 33
Third reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 19.1 – 20
Fourth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 19.21 – 21.4
Fifth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 21.5 – 21.21
Sixth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 21.22 – 34
Seventh reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 22.1 – 24
Parsha Vayera Stats
- Hebrew letters – 7,862
- Hebrew words – 2,085
- Pesukim (sentences) – 147
- Lines in a Torah Scroll- 252
- Double Count – 2
- Scribal Practices – 2
- Number of Mitzvot in Parsha Vayera
- Maimonides says: 0
- Positive – 0
- Negative – 0
- Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 0
- Positive – 0
- Negative – 0
Genesis (Bereshit) 18.1 -14 (Parsha Vayera, Aliyah 1)
Gen 18:1 And the LORD appeared unto him by the terebinths of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
Gen 18:2 and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over against him; and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed down to the earth,
Gen 18:3 and said: ‘My lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant.
Gen 18:4 Let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and recline yourselves under the tree.
Gen 18:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and stay ye your heart; after that ye shall pass on; forasmuch as ye are come to your servant.’ And they said: ‘So do, as thou hast said.’
Gen 18:6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said: ‘Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.’
Gen 18:7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto the servant; and he hastened to dress it.
Gen 18:8 And he took curd, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
Gen 18:9 And they said unto him: ‘Where is Sarah thy wife?’ And he said: ‘Behold, in the tent.’
Gen 18:10 And He said: ‘I will certainly return unto thee when the season cometh round; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.’ And Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him. –
Gen 18:11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and well stricken in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. –
Gen 18:12 And Sarah laughed within herself, saying: ‘After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?’
Gen 18:13 And the LORD said unto Abraham: ‘Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying: Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old?
Gen 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD. At the set time I will return unto thee, when the season cometh round, and Sarah shall have a son.’
Genesis (Bereshit) 18.15 – 33 (Parsha Vayera, Aliyah 2)
Gen 18:15 Then Sarah denied, saying: ‘I laughed not’; for she was afraid. And He said: ‘Nay; but thou didst laugh.’
Gen 18:16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked out toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
Gen 18:17 And the LORD said: ‘Shall I hide from Abraham that which I am doing;
Gen 18:18 seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
Gen 18:19 For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him.’
Gen 18:20 And the LORD said: ‘Verily, the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and, verily, their sin is exceeding grievous.
Gen 18:21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto Me; and if not, I will know.’
Abraham Intercedes for Sodom
Gen 18:22 And the men turned from thence, and went toward Sodom; but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
Gen 18:23 And Abraham drew near, and said: ‘Wilt Thou indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
Gen 18:24 Peradventure there are fifty righteous within the city; wilt Thou indeed sweep away and not forgive the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
Gen 18:25 That be far from Thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that so the righteous should be as the wicked; that be far from Thee; shall not the judge of all the earth do justly?’
Gen 18:26 And the LORD said: ‘If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will forgive all the place for their sake.’
Gen 18:27 And Abraham answered and said: ‘Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.
Gen 18:28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous; wilt Thou destroy all the city for lack of five?’ And He said: ‘I will not destroy it, if I find there forty and five.’
Gen 18:29 And he spoke unto Him yet again, and said: ‘Peradventure there shall be forty found there.’ And He said: ‘I will not do it for the forty’s sake.’
Gen 18:30 And he said: ‘Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak. Peradventure there shall thirty be found there.’ And He said: ‘I will not do it, if I find thirty there.’
Gen 18:31 And he said: ‘Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord. Peradventure there shall be twenty found there.’ And He said: ‘I will not destroy it for the twenty’s sake.’
Gen 18:32 And he said: ‘Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once. Peradventure ten shall be found there.’ And He said: ‘I will not destroy it for the ten’s sake.’
Gen 18:33 And the LORD went His way, as soon as He had left off speaking to Abraham; and Abraham returned unto his place.
Genesis (Bereshit) 19.1 – 20 (Parsha Vayera, Aliyah 3)
Gen 19:1 And the two angels came to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom; and Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he fell down on his face to the earth;
Gen 19:2 and he said: ‘Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way.’ And they said: ‘Nay; but we will abide in the broad place all night.’
Gen 19:3 And he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
Gen 19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.
Gen 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him: ‘Where are the men that came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.’
Gen 19:6 And Lot went out unto them to the door, and shut the door after him.
Gen 19:7 And he said: ‘I pray you, my brethren, do not so wickedly.
Gen 19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters that have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes; only unto these men do nothing; forasmuch as they are come under the shadow of my roof.’
Gen 19:9 And they said: ‘Stand back.’ And they said: ‘This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs play the judge; now will we deal worse with thee, than with them.’ And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and drew near to break the door.
Gen 19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and the door they shut.
Gen 19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great; so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
Gen 19:12 And the men said unto Lot: ‘Hast thou here any besides? son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whomsoever thou hast in the city; bring them out of the place;
Gen 19:13 for we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxed great before the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.’
Gen 19:14 And Lot went out, and spoke unto his sons-in-law, who married his daughters, and said: ‘Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy the city.’ But he seemed unto his sons-in-law as one that jested.
Gen 19:15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying: ‘Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters that are here; lest thou be swept away in the iniquity of the city.’
Gen 19:16 But he lingered; and the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him. And they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
Gen 19:17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said: ‘Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the Plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be swept away.’
Gen 19:18 And Lot said unto them: ‘Oh, not so, my lord;
Gen 19:19 behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shown unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest the evil overtake me, and I die.
Gen 19:20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one; oh, let me escape thither – is it not a little one? – and my soul shall live.’
Genesis (Bereshit) 19.21 – 38 (Parsha Vayera, Aliyah 4)
Gen 19:21 And he said unto him: ‘See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which thou hast spoken.
Gen 19:22 Hasten thou, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither.’ – Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. –
Gen 19:23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot came unto Zoar.
Gen 19:24 Then the LORD caused to rain upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
Gen 19:25 and He overthrow those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Gen 19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
Gen 19:27 And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD.
Gen 19:28 And he looked out toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the Plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Gen 19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the Plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.
Lot and His Daughters
Gen 19:30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar; and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
Gen 19:31 And the first-born said unto the younger: ‘Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth.
Gen 19:32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.’
Gen 19:33 And they made their father drink wine that night. And the first-born went in, and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
Gen 19:34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the first-born said unto the younger: ‘Behold, I lay yesternight with my father. Let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.’
Gen 19:35 And they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose, and lay with him; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
Gen 19:36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
Gen 19:37 And the first-born bore a son, and called his name Moab – the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
Gen 19:38 And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi – the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.
Genesis (Bereshit) 20.1 – 18 (Parsha Vayera, Aliyah 4)
Gen 20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the land of the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar.
Gen 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife: ‘She is my sister.’ And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
Gen 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him: ‘Behold, thou shalt die, because of the woman whom thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife.’
Gen 20:4 Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said: ‘Lord, wilt Thou slay even a righteous nation?
Gen 20:5 Said he not himself unto me: She is my sister? and she, even she herself said: He is my brother. In the simplicity of my heart and the innocency of my hands have I done this.’
Gen 20:6 And God said unto him in the dream: ‘Yea, I know that in the simplicity of thy heart thou hast done this, and I also withheld thee from sinning against Me. Therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
Gen 20:7 Now therefore restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live; and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.’
Gen 20:8 And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears; and the men were sore afraid.
Gen 20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him: ‘What hast thou done unto us? and wherein have I sinned against thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.’
Gen 20:10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham: ‘What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?’
Gen 20:11 And Abraham said: ‘Because I thought: Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife’s sake.
Gen 20:12 And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and so she became my wife.
Gen 20:13 And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said unto her: This is thy kindness which thou shalt show unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me: He is my brother.’
Gen 20:14 And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
Gen 20:15 And Abimelech said: ‘Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.’
Gen 20:16 And unto Sarah he said: ‘Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, it is for thee a covering of the eyes to all that are with thee; and before all men thou art righted.’
Gen 20:17 And Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bore children.
Gen 20:18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham’s wife.
Genesis (Bereshit) 21.1 – 4 (Parsha Vayera, Aliyah 4)
Gen 21:1 And the LORD remembered Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as He had spoken.
Gen 21:2 And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
Gen 21:3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
Gen 21:4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
Genesis (Bereshit) 19.5 – 21 (Parsha Vayera, Aliyah 5)
Gen 21:5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
Gen 21:6 And Sarah said: ‘God hath made laughter for me; every one that heareth will laugh on account of me.’
Gen 21:7 And she said: ‘Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should give children suck? for I have borne him a son in his old age.’
Gen 21:8 And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
Gen 21:9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne unto Abraham, making sport.
Gen 21:10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham: ‘Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.’
Gen 21:11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight on account of his son.
Gen 21:12 And God said unto Abraham: ‘Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah saith unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall seed be called to thee.
Gen 21:13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.’
Gen 21:14 And Abraham arose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away; and she departed, and strayed in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
Gen 21:15 And the water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
Gen 21:16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow-shot; for she said: ‘Let me not look upon the death of the child.’ And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept.
Gen 21:17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her: ‘What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
Gen 21:18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him fast by thy hand; for I will make him a great nation.’
Gen 21:19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
Gen 21:20 And God was with the lad, and he grew; and he dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
Gen 21:21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
Genesis (Bereshit) 21.22 – 34 (Parsha Vayera, Aliyah 6)
Gen 21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spoke unto Abraham, saying: ‘God is with thee in all that thou doest.
Gen 21:23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son; but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.’
Gen 21:24 And Abraham said: ‘I will swear.’
Gen 21:25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of the well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away.
Gen 21:26 And Abimelech said: ‘I know not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day.’
Gen 21:27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and they two made a covenant.
Gen 21:28 And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves.
Gen 21:29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham: ‘What mean these seven ewe-lambs which thou hast set by themselves?’
Gen 21:30 And he said: ‘Verily, these seven ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that it may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.’
Gen 21:31 Wherefore that place was called Beer-sheba; because there they swore both of them.
Gen 21:32 So they made a covenant at Beer-sheba; and Abimelech rose up, and Phicol the captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
Gen 21:33 And Abraham planted a tamarisk-tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
Gen 21:34 And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.
Genesis (Bereshit) 22.1 – 24 (Parsha Vayera, Aliyah 6)
Gen 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did prove Abraham, and said unto him: ‘Abraham’; and he said: ‘Here am I.’
Gen 22:2 And He said: ‘Take now thy son, thine only son, whom thou lovest, even Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.’
Gen 22:3 And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he cleaved the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
Gen 22:4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
Gen 22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men: ‘Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come back to you.’
Gen 22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took in his hand the fire and the knife; and they went both of them together.
Gen 22:7 And Isaac spoke unto Abraham his father, and said: ‘My father.’ And he said: ‘Here am I, my son.’ And he said: ‘Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?’
Gen 22:8 And Abraham said: ‘God will provide Himself the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son.’ So they went both of them together.
Gen 22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.
Gen 22:10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
Gen 22:11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said: ‘Abraham, Abraham.’ And he said: ‘Here am I.’
Gen 22:12 And he said: ‘Lay not thy hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him; for now I know that thou art a God-fearing man, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from Me.’
Gen 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son.
Gen 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Adonai-jireh; as it is said to this day: ‘In the mount where the LORD is seen.’
Gen 22:15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham a second time out of heaven,
Gen 22:16 and said: ‘By Myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,
Gen 22:17 that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Gen 22:18 and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast hearkened to My voice.’
Gen 22:19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer- sheba.
Gen 22:20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying: ‘Behold, Milcah, she also hath borne children unto thy brother Nahor:
Gen 22:21 Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram;
Gen 22:22 and Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.’
Gen 22:23 And Bethuel begot Rebekah; these eight did Milcah bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.
Gen 22:24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she also bore Tebah, and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.
2 Kings 4:1-37 (Parsha Vayera, Halftorah)
2Ki 4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying: ‘Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD; and the creditor is come to take unto him my two children to be bondmen.’
2Ki 4:2 And Elisha said unto her: ‘What shall I do for thee? tell me; what hast thou in the house?’ And she said: ‘Thy handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.’
2Ki 4:3 Then he said: ‘Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
2Ki 4:4 And thou shalt go in, and shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and pour out into all those vessels; and thou shalt set aside that which is full.’
2Ki 4:5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons; they brought the vessels to her, and she poured out.
2Ki 4:6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son: ‘Bring me yet a vessel.’ And he said unto her: ‘There is not a vessel more.’ And the oil stayed.
2Ki 4:7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said: ‘Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy sons of the rest.’
Elisha and the Shunammite Woman
2Ki 4:8 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
2Ki 4:9 And she said unto her husband: ‘Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passeth by us continually.
2Ki 4:10 Let us make, I pray thee, a little chamber on the roof; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick; and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.’
2Ki 4:11 And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the upper chamber and lay there.
2Ki 4:12 And he said to Gehazi his servant: ‘Call this Shunammite.’ And when he had called her, she stood before him.
2Ki 4:13 And he said unto him: ‘Say now unto her: Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host?’ And she answered: ‘I dwell among mine own people.’
2Ki 4:14 And he said: ‘What then is to be done for her?’ And Gehazi answered: ‘Verily she hath no son, and her husband is old.’
2Ki 4:15 And he said: ‘Call her.’ And when he had called her, she stood in the door.
2Ki 4:16 And he said: ‘At this season, when the time cometh round, thou shalt embrace a son.’ And she said: ‘Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thy handmaid.’
2Ki 4:17 And the woman conceived, and bore a son at that season, when the time came round, as Elisha had said unto her.
2Ki 4:18 And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
2Ki 4:19 And he said unto his father: ‘My head, my head.’ And he said to his servant: ‘Carry him to his mother.’
2Ki 4:20 And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.
2Ki 4:21 And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.
2Ki 4:22 And she called unto her husband, and said: ‘Send me, I pray thee, one of the servants, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come back.’
2Ki 4:23 And he said: Wherefore wilt thou go to him today? it is neither new moon nor sabbath.’ And she said: ‘It shall be well.’
2Ki 4:24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant: ‘Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.’
2Ki 4:25 So she went, and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant: ‘Behold, yonder is that Shunammite.
2Ki 4:26 Run, I pray thee, now to meet her, and say unto her: Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child?’ And she answered: ‘It is well.’
2Ki 4:27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to thrust her away; but the man of God said: ‘Let her alone; for her soul is bitter within her; and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told Me.’
2Ki 4:28 Then she said: ‘Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say: Do not deceive me?’
2Ki 4:29 Then he said to Gehazi: ‘Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thy hand, and go thy way; if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not; and lay my staff upon the face of the child.’
2Ki 4:30 And the mother of the child said: ‘As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.’ And he arose, and followed her.
2Ki 4:31 And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he returned to meet him, and told him, saying: ‘The child is not awaked.’
2Ki 4:32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
2Ki 4:33 He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.
2Ki 4:34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands; and he stretched himself upon him; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.
2Ki 4:35 Then he returned, and walked in the house once to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him; and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
2Ki 4:36 And he called Gehazi, and said: ‘Call this Shunammite.’ So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said: ‘Take up thy son.’
2Ki 4:37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed down to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.
Luke 1:26 – 38 (Parsha Vayera, Renewed Covenant)
Luk 1:26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
Luk 1:27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.
Luk 1:28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”
Luk 1:29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.
Luk 1:30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Luk 1:31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
Luk 1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
Luk 1:33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
Luk 1:34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
Luk 1:35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
Luk 1:36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
Luk 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Luk 1:38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Luke 24:36 – 53 (Parsha Vayera, Renewed Covenant)
Luk 24:36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!”
Luk 24:37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit.
Luk 24:38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?
Luk 24:39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
Luk 24:40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
Luk 24:41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”
Luk 24:42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
Luk 24:43 and he took it and ate before them.
Luk 24:44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”
Luk 24:45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,
Luk 24:46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead,
Luk 24:47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Luk 24:48 You are witnesses of these things.
Luk 24:49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
Luk 24:50 And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.
Luk 24:51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.
Luk 24:52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
Luk 24:53 and were continually in the temple blessing God.
Multimedia for Parsha Lech Lecha
- Genesis 18 (Bereshit) | Bible Hub Interlinear Genesis 18
- Genesis 19 (Bereshit) | Bible Hub Interlinear Genesis 19
- Genesis 20 (Bereshit) | Bible Hub Interlinear Genesis 20
- Genesis 21 (Bereshit) | Bible Hub Interlinear Genesis 21
- Genesis 22 (Bereshit) | Bible Hub Interlinear Genesis 22
- Bereshit – 1st parsha
- Noach – 2nd parsha
- Lech Lecha – 3rd parsha
- Vayera – 4th parsha
- Chayei Sarah – 5th parsha
- Toledot – 6th parsha
- Vavetze – 7th parsha
- Vayishlach – 8th parsha
- Vayeshev – 9th parsha
- Miketz – 10th parsha
- Vayigash – 11th parsha
- Vayechi – 12th parsha
- Covenant & Conversation Commentary – Rabbi Sacks book on Amazon. Parsha Haazinu contains a total of five different articles on pages 66 – 94.
- The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon – One of the most used Hebrew and English Lexicons among serious Bible students.
- Hebrew in Israel – Torah Portion Vayera – Yoel HaLevi’s teaching series Learn Torah on Parsha Lech Lekha.
- Hebrew in Israel – Haftarah Portion Vayera – Yoel HaLevi teaching series Learn Torah on the Haftarah of 2 Kings 4.1-37
- Torah Pearls #4 – Vayera – Nehemia Gordan’s teaching on Parsha Vayera.
- Prophet Pearls – Vayera – Nehemia Gordan’s teaching on Haftarah of 2 Kings 4.1-37
- Covenant & Conversation Commentary – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks 5771/2018 teaching. He has a total of three videos on this portion. I chose to post only this one.