Parsha Vayeshev תּֽוֹלְדֹ֥ת is translated as “And he settled” and is the nineth Torah reading in the annual reading cycle. I have found three spelling variations – “vayeshev”, “vayeishev”, or “vayeshab”
Parsha Vayeshev Summary
Parsha Vayeshev begins the story of Joseph. We are introduced to a 17-year-old Joseph talking about his dream of the sheaves. His four brothers understand the dream and hates him because of it. Shortly thereafter he talks about a second dream. In this dream the sun, moon and eleven stars bow to him. This time he tells his brothers and father. While the brothers hate him Israel loves him.
Israel so loves him he has a special garment made for Joseph. These two things cause a greater sibling rivalry. Now the brothers are jealous of him. This hatred and jealous causes the brothers to plot killing him. We are introduced to the only brothers named in the section – Reuben and Judah. They play a significate role in the story of Joseph.
Israel sends Joseph to his brothers. He travels throughout Canaan looking for them. He finds them in Dothan. There they hatch the plan to kill Joseph. Reuben saves his life by having him thrown into a pit. A little later, Judah convinces the brothers to sell him to some Ishmaelite merchants instead of sheading his blood. They concede and sell him for 20 pieces of silver.
Now Joseph is out of the picture, the brothers kill a goat and place the blood on Joseph’s special garment. They take the tattered, blood-stained garment to Israel. He recognizes it. He rips his clothing, puts on sackcloth and ashes, and morns his son. He refuses to be consoled by his sons and daughters.
Meanwhile, Joseph is in Egypt. The merchants sell him to a eunuch named Portiphar.
Vayeshev וַיֵּ֣שֶׁב is the first word in the Hebrew text (see text below).
וַיֵּ֣שֶׁב יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב בְּאֶ֖רֶץ מְגוּרֵ֣י אָבִ֑יו בְּאֶ֖רֶץ כְּנָֽעַן
Parsha Vayeshev Readings
Torah: Genesis (Bereshit) 37.1 – 40.23
Halftorah: Amos 2.6 – 3.8
Brit Hahagaddah: Mat. 1.1-6, 16-25
Parsha Vayeshev Aliyah
First reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 37.1-11
Second reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 37.12-22
Third reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 37. 23-36
Fourth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 38.1-30
Fifth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 39.1-6
Sixth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 39.7-23
Seventh reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 40.1-23
Parsha Vayeshev Stats
- Hebrew letters – 5,972
- Hebrew words – 1,558
- Pesukim (sentences) – 112
- Lines in a Torah Scroll- 190
- Double Count – 3 (36.31; 37.33; 39.10)
- Scribal Practices – 0
- See Hebrew text for Parsha Vayeshev
- Number of Mitzvot in Parsha Vayeshev- 0
- Maimonides says: 0
- Positive – 0
- Negative – 0
- Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 0
- Positive – 0
- Negative – 0
Parsha Vayeshev Scriptures
Genesis (Bereshit) 37.1 – 11 (Parsha Vayeshev, Aliyah 1)
Gen 37:1 And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father’s sojournings, in the land of Canaan.
Gen 37:2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren, being still a lad even with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought evil report of them unto their father.
Gen 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colours.
Gen 37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
Gen 37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren; and they hated him yet the more.
Gen 37:6 And he said unto them: ‘Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
Gen 37:7 for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves came round about, and bowed down to my sheaf.’
Gen 37:8 And his brethren said to him: ‘Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us?’ And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
Gen 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said: ‘Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream: and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me.’
Gen 37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him: ‘What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down to thee to the earth?’
Gen 37:11 And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.
Genesis (Bereshit) 37.12 – 22 (Parsha Vayeshev, Aliyah 2)
Gen 37:12 And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem.
Gen 37:13 And Israel said unto Joseph: ‘Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them.’ And he said to him: ‘Here am I.’
Gen 37:14 And he said to him: ‘Go now, see whether it is well with thy brethren, and well with the flock; and bring me back word.’ So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
Gen 37:15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field. And the man asked him, saying: ‘What seekest thou?’
Gen 37:16 And he said: ‘I seek my brethren. Tell me, I pray thee, where they are feeding the flock.’
Gen 37:17 And the man said: ‘They are departed hence; for I heard them say: Let us go to Dothan.’ And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
Gen 37:18 And they saw him afar off, and before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
Gen 37:19 And they said one to another: ‘Behold, this dreamer cometh.
Gen 37:20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say: An evil beast hath devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams.’
Gen 37:21 And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand; and said: ‘Let us not take his life.’
Gen 37:22 And Reuben said unto them: ‘Shed no blood; cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him’ – that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father.
Genesis (Bereshit) 37.23 – 36 (Parsha Vayeshev, Aliyah 3)
Gen 37:23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colours that was on him;
Gen 37:24 and they took him, and cast him into the pit – and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
Gen 37:25 And they sat down to eat bread; and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery and balm and ladanum, going to carry it down to Egypt.
Gen 37:26 And Judah said unto his brethren: ‘What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?
Gen 37:27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh.’ And his brethren hearkened unto him.
Gen 37:28 And there passed by Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Gen 37:29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
Gen 37:30 And he returned unto his brethren, and said: ‘The child is not; and as for me, whither shall I go?’
Gen 37:31 And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed a he-goat, and dipped the coat in the blood;
Gen 37:32 and they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said: ‘This have we found. Know now whether it is thy son’s coat or not.’
Gen 37:33 And he knew it, and said: ‘It is my son’s coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces.’
Gen 37:34 And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
Gen 37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said: ‘Nay, but I will go down to the grave to my son mourning.’ And his father wept for him.
Gen 37:36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, the captain of the guard.
Genesis (Bereshit) 38.1 – 30 (Parsha Vayeshev, Aliyah 4)
Gen 38:1 And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
Gen 38:2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her, and went in unto her.
Gen 38:3 And she conceived, and bore a son; and he called his name Er.
Gen 38:4 And she conceived again, and bore a son; and she called his name Onan.
Gen 38:5 And she yet again bore a son, and called his name Shelah; and he was at Chezib, when she bore him.
Gen 38:6 And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar.
Gen 38:7 And Er, Judah’s first-born, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
Gen 38:8 And Judah said unto Onan: ‘Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother unto her, and raise up seed to thy brother.’
Gen 38:9 And Onan knew that the seed would not be his; and it came to pass when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest he should give seed to his brother.
Gen 38:10 And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of the LORD; and He slew him also.
Gen 38:11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law: ‘Remain a widow in thy father’s house, till Shelah my son be grown up’; for he said: ‘Lest he also die, like his brethren.’ And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.
Gen 38:12 And in process of time Shua’s daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheep- shearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
Gen 38:13 And it was told Tamar, saying: ‘Behold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Timnah to shear his sheep.’
Gen 38:14 And she put off from her the garments of her widowhood, and covered herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the entrance of Enaim, which is by the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she was not given unto him to wife.
Gen 38:15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; for she had covered her face.
Gen 38:16 And he turned unto her by the way, and said: ‘Come, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee’; for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said: ‘What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?’
Gen 38:17 And he said: ‘I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock.’ And she said: ‘Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?’
Gen 38:18 And he said: ‘What pledge shall I give thee?’ And she said: ‘Thy signet and thy cord, and thy staff that is in thy hand.’ And he gave them to her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
Gen 38:19 And she arose, and went away, and put off her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
Gen 38:20 And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman’s hand; but he found her not.
Gen 38:21 Then he asked the men of her place, saying: ‘Where is the harlot, that was at Enaim by the wayside?’ And they said: ‘There hath been no harlot here.’
Gen 38:22 And he returned to Judah, and said: ‘I have not found her; and also the men of the place said: There hath been no harlot here.’
Gen 38:23 And Judah said: ‘Let her take it, lest we be put to shame; behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.’
Gen 38:24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying: ‘Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath played the harlot; and moreover, behold, she is with child by harlotry.’ And Judah said: ‘Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.’
Gen 38:25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying: ‘By the man, whose these are, am I with child’; and she said: ‘Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and the cords, and the staff.’
Gen 38:26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said: ‘She is more righteous than I; forasmuch as I gave her not to Shelah my son.’ And he knew her again no more.
Gen 38:27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
Gen 38:28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that one put out a hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying: ‘This came out first.’
Gen 38:29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold his brother came out; and she said: ‘Wherefore hast thou made a breach for thyself?’ Therefore his name was called Perez.
Gen 38:30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his name was called Zerah.
Genesis (Bereshit) 39.1 – 6 (Parsha Vayeshev, Aliyah 5)
Gen 39:1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hand of the Ishmaelites, that had brought him down thither.
Gen 39:2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
Gen 39:3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
Gen 39:4 And Joseph found favour in his sight, and he ministered unto him. And he appointed him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
Gen 39:5 And it came to pass from the time that he appointed him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had, in the house and in the field.
Gen 39:6 And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and, having him, he knew not aught save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was of beautiful form, and fair to look upon.
Genesis (Bereshit) 39.7 – 23 (Parsha Vayeshev, Aliyah 6)
Gen 39:7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said: ‘Lie with me.’
Gen 39:8 But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife: ‘Behold, my master, having me, knoweth not what is in the house, and he hath put all that he hath into my hand;
Gen 39:9 he is not greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?’
Gen 39:10 And it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
Gen 39:11 And it came to pass on a certain day, when he went into the house to do his work, and there was none of the men of the house there within,
Gen 39:12 that she caught him by his garment, saying: ‘Lie with me.’ And he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
Gen 39:13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
Gen 39:14 that she called unto the men of her house, and spoke unto them, saying: ‘See, he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.
Gen 39:15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled, and got him out.’
Gen 39:16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his master came home.
Gen 39:17 And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying: ‘The Hebrew servant, whom thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me.
Gen 39:18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled out.’
Gen 39:19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke unto him, saying: ‘After this manner did thy servant to me’; that his wrath was kindled.
Gen 39:20 And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were bound; and he was there in the prison.
Gen 39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
Gen 39:22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.
Gen 39:23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him; and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.
Genesis (Bereshit) 40.1 – 23 (Parsha Vayeshev, Aliyah 7)
Gen 40:1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord the king of Egypt.
Gen 40:2 And Pharaoh was wroth against his two officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
Gen 40:3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
Gen 40:4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph to be with them, and he ministered unto them; and they continued a season in ward.
Gen 40:5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison.
Gen 40:6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and saw them, and, behold, they were sad.
Gen 40:7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his master’s house, saying: ‘Wherefore look ye so sad to- day?’
Gen 40:8 And they said unto him: ‘We have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it.’ And Joseph said unto them: ‘Do not interpretations belong to God? tell it me, I pray you.’
Gen 40:9 And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him: ‘In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;
Gen 40:10 and in the vine were three branches; and as it was budding, its blossoms shot forth, and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes,
Gen 40:11 and Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.’
Gen 40:12 And Joseph said unto him: ‘This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;
Gen 40:13 within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head, and restore thee unto thine office; and thou shalt give Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
Gen 40:14 But have me in thy remembrance when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house.
Gen 40:15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews; and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.’
Gen 40:16 When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph: ‘I also saw in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head;
Gen 40:17 and in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of baked food for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.’
Gen 40:18 And Joseph answered and said: ‘This is the interpretation thereof: the three baskets are three days;
Gen 40:19 within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.’
Gen 40:20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
Gen 40:21 And he restored the chief butler back unto his butlership; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.
Gen 40:22 But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.
Gen 40:23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgot him.
Amos 2.6 – 16 (Parsha Vayeshev, Haftarah)
Amo 2:6 Thus saith the LORD: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I will not reverse it: because they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes;
Amo 2:7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the humble; and a man and his father go unto the same maid, to profane My holy name;
Amo 2:8 And they lay themselves down beside every altar upon clothes taken in pledge, and in the house of their God they drink the wine of them that have been fined.
Amo 2:9 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.
Amo 2:10 Also I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and led you forty years in the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorites.
Amo 2:11 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazirites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD.
Amo 2:12 But ye gave the Nazirites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying: ‘Prophesy not.’
Amo 2:13 Behold, I will make it creak under you, as a cart creaketh that is full of sheaves.
Amo 2:14 And flight shall fail the swift, and the strong shall not exert his strength, neither shall the mighty deliver himself;
Amo 2:15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself; neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself;
Amo 2:16 And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.
Amos 3.1 – 8 (Parsha Vayeshev, Haftarah)
Amo 3:1 Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up out of the land of Egypt, saying:
Amo 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will visit upon you all your iniquities.
Amo 3:3 Will two walk together, except they have agreed?
Amo 3:4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? Will a young lion give forth his voice out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
Amo 3:5 Will a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where there is no lure for it? Will a snare spring up from the ground, and have taken nothing at all?
Amo 3:6 Shall the horn be blown in a city, and the people not tremble? Shall evil befall a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
Amo 3:7 For the Lord GOD will do nothing, but He revealeth His counsel unto His servants the prophets.
Amo 3:8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? The Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
Mat. 1.1 – 6, 16 – 25 (Parsha Vayeshev, Renewed Covenant)
Mat 1:1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Mat 1:2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
Mat 1:3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram,
Mat 1:4 and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Mat 1:5 and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse,
Mat 1:6 and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah,
Mat 1:16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
Mat 1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.
Mat 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
Mat 1:19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
Mat 1:20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
Mat 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Mat 1:22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
Mat 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
Mat 1:24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife,
Mat 1:25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.
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- The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon – One of the most used Hebrew and English Lexicons among serious Bible students.
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- 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
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- Covenant and Conversion – Rabbi Sacks Video teaching in 5771 on Vaueshev.