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Parsha Vayetze

Parsha Vayetze

Parsha Vayetze וַיֵּצֵא‎ is translated as “And he went out” and is the seventh Torah reading in the annual reading cycle. I have found five ways to spell “vayetza”, “vayetze”, “vayeitzei”, “vayetzei”, or “vayetse”

Parsha Vayetze Summary

Parsha Vayetze begins with Jacob’s Dream. It continues to declare his love for Rachel. He agrees to work for Laban for her to be his wife. Laban tricks Jacob and gives him Leah. He works another seven years for Rachel. There begins to be a rivalry between Leah and Rachel.

We begin to see the birthing of Jacob’s sons. He begins to make plans to leave Laban and return to Cannan. Vayetze ends with Laban and Jocab making a covenant together. Jacob leaves Laban.

In Vayetze וַיֵּצֵ֥א is the first word and in the Hebrew text (see text below).

וַיֵּצֵ֥א יַֽעֲקֹ֖ב מִבְּאֵ֣ר שָׁ֑בַע וַיֵּ֖לֶךְ חָרָֽנָה

Parsha Vayetze Readings

Torah: Genesis (Bereshit) 28.10 -32.3
Halftorah: Hosea 11.7-12.12 Sephardi
Brit Hahagaddah: John 1.10-51

Parsha Vayetze Aliyah

First reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 28.10-22
Second reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 29.1-17
Third reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 29.18-30.13
Fourth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 30.14-27
Fifth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 30.28-31.16
Sixth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 31.17-42
Seventh reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 31.43-32.3

Parsha Vayetze Stats

  • Hebrew letters – 7,512
  • Hebrew words – 2,021
  • Pesukim (sentences) – 148
  • Lines in a Torah Scroll- 235
  • Double Count – 1 (30.43)
  • Scribal Practices – 1 30.42 Enlarged
  • See Hebrew text for Parsha Vayetze
  • Number of Mitzvot in Parsha Vayetze – 0
  • Maimonides says: 0
    • Positive – 0
    • Negative – 0
  • Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 0
    • Positive – 0
    • Negative – 0

Parsha Vayetze Scriptures

A1: 28.10 - 22A2: 29.1 - 17A3: 29.18 - 30.13A4: 30.14 - 27A5: 30.28 - 31.16A6: 31.17 - 42A7: 31.43 - 32.3Halftorah: Hosea 11.7 - 12.12 (12.13) Brit Hahagaddah: John 1.10-51

Genesis (Bereshit) 28.10 – 22 (Parsha Vayetze, Aliyah 1)

Gen 28:10  And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
Gen 28:11  And he lighted upon the place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep.
Gen 28:12  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Gen 28:13  And, behold, the LORD stood beside him, and said: ‘I am the LORD, the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.
Gen 28:14  And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. And in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Gen 28:15  And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee whithersoever thou goest, and will bring thee back into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.’
Gen 28:16  And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said: ‘Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.’
Gen 28:17  And he was afraid, and said: ‘How full of awe is this place! this is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’
Gen 28:18  And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Gen 28:19  And he called the name of that place Beth-el, but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
Gen 28:20  And Jacob vowed a vow, saying: ‘If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
Gen 28:21  so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then shall the LORD be my God,
Gen 28:22  and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house; and of all that Thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto Thee.’

Genesis (Bereshit) 29.1 – 17 (Parsha Vayetze, Aliyah 2)

Gen 29:1  Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the children of the east.
Gen 29:2  And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, three flocks of sheep lying there by it. – For out of that well they watered the flocks. And the stone upon the well’s mouth was great.
Gen 29:3  And thither were all the flocks gathered; and they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone back upon the well’s mouth in its place. –
Gen 29:4  And Jacob said unto them: ‘My brethren, whence are ye?’ And they said: ‘Of Haran are we.’
Gen 29:5  And he said unto them: ‘Know ye Laban the son of Nahor?’ And they said: ‘We know him.’
Gen 29:6  And he said unto them: ‘Is it well with him?’ And they said: ‘It is well; and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.’
Gen 29:7  And he said: ‘Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together; water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.’
Gen 29:8  And they said: ‘We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.’
Gen 29:9  While he was yet speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep; for she tended them.
Gen 29:10  And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.
Gen 29:11  And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
Gen 29:12  And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Rebekah’s son; and she ran and told her father.
Gen 29:13  And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
Gen 29:14  And Laban said to him: ‘Surely thou art my bone and my flesh.’ And he abode with him the space of a month.
Gen 29:15  And Laban said unto Jacob: ‘Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?’
Gen 29:16  Now Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
Gen 29:17  And Leah’s eyes were weak; but Rachel was of beautiful form and fair to look upon.

Genesis (Bereshit) 29.18-35 (Parsha Vayetze, Aliyah 3)

Gen 29:18  And Jacob loved Rachel; and he said: ‘I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.’
Gen 29:19  And Laban said: ‘It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man; abide with me.’
Gen 29:20  And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
Gen 29:21  And Jacob said unto Laban: ‘Give me my wife, for my days are filled, that I may go in unto her.’
Gen 29:22  And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.
Gen 29:23  And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.
Gen 29:24  And Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid unto his daughter Leah for a handmaid.
Gen 29:25  And it came to pass in the morning that, behold, it was Leah; and he said to Laban: ‘What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?’
Gen 29:26  And Laban said: ‘It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the first-born.
Gen 29:27  Fulfil the week of this one, and we will give thee the other also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.’
Gen 29:28  And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week; and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife.
Gen 29:29  And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid.
Gen 29:30  And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Gen 29:31  And the LORD saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.
Gen 29:32  And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben; for she said: ‘Because the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.’
Gen 29:33  And she conceived again, and bore a son; and said: ‘Because the LORD hath heard that I am hated, He hath therefore given me this son also.’ And she called his name Simeon.
Gen 29:34  And she conceived again, and bore a son; and said: ‘Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons.’ Therefore was his name called Levi.
Gen 29:35  And she conceived again, and bore a son; and she said: ‘This time will I praise the LORD.’ Therefore she called his name Judah; and she left off bearing.

Genesis (Bereshit) 30.1-13 (Parsha Vayetze, Aliyah 3)

Gen 30:1  And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and she said unto Jacob: ‘Give me children, or else I die.’
Gen 30:2  And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel; and he said: ‘Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?’
Gen 30:3  And she said: ‘Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; that she may bear upon my knees, and I also may be builded up through her.’
Gen 30:4  And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife; and Jacob went in unto her.
Gen 30:5  And Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
Gen 30:6  And Rachel said: ‘God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son.’ Therefore called she his name Dan.
Gen 30:7  And Bilhah Rachel’s handmaid conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.
Gen 30:8  And Rachel said: ‘With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed.’ And she called his name Naphtali.
Gen 30:9  When Leah saw that she had left off bearing, she took Zilpah her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob to wife.
Gen 30:10  And Zilpah Leah’s handmaid bore Jacob a son.
Gen 30:11  And Leah said: ‘Fortune is come!’ And she called his name Gad.
Gen 30:12  And Zilpah Leah’s handmaid bore Jacob a second son.
Gen 30:13  And Leah said: ‘Happy am I! for the daughters will call me happy.’ And she called his name Asher.

Genesis (Bereshit) 30.14-27 (Parsha Vayetze, Aliyah 4)

Gen 30:14  And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah: ‘Give me, I pray thee, of thy son’s mandrakes.’
Gen 30:15  And she said unto her: ‘Is it a small matter that thou hast taken away my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son’s mandrakes also?’ And Rachel said: ‘Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son’s mandrakes.’
Gen 30:16  And Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said: ‘Thou must come in unto me; for I have surely hired thee with my son’s mandrakes.’ And he lay with her that night.
Gen 30:17  And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.
Gen 30:18  And Leah said: ‘God hath given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband. And she called his name Issachar.
Gen 30:19  And Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son to Jacob.
Gen 30:20  And Leah said: ‘God hath endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons.’ And she called his name Zebulun.
Gen 30:21  And afterwards she bore a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
Gen 30:22  And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
Gen 30:23  And she conceived, and bore a son, and said: ‘God hath taken away my reproach.’
Gen 30:24  And she called his name Joseph, saying: ‘The LORD add to me another son.’

Gen 30:25  And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban: ‘Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.
Gen 30:26  Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go; for thou knowest my service wherewith I have served thee.’
Gen 30:27  And Laban said unto him: ‘If now I have found favour in thine eyes – I have observed the signs, and the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.’

Genesis (Bereshit) 30.28-43 (Parsha Vayetze, Aliyah 5)

Gen 30:28  And he said: ‘Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.’
Gen 30:29  And he said unto him: ‘Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle have fared with me.
Gen 30:30  For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it hath increased abundantly; and the LORD hath blessed thee whithersoever I turned. And now when shall I provide for mine own house also?’
Gen 30:31  And he said: ‘What shall I give thee?’ And Jacob said: ‘Thou shalt not give me aught; if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed thy flock and keep it.
Gen 30:32  I will pass through all thy flock to-day, removing from thence every speckled and spotted one, and every dark one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and of such shall be my hire.
Gen 30:33  So shall my righteousness witness against me hereafter, when thou shalt come to look over my hire that is before thee: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and dark among the sheep, that if found with me shall be counted stolen.’
Gen 30:34  And Laban said: ‘Behold, would it might be according to thy word.’
Gen 30:35  And he removed that day the he-goats that were streaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the dark ones among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.
Gen 30:36  And he set three days’ journey betwixt himself and Jacob. And Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.
Gen 30:37  And Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the plane-tree; and peeled white streaks in them, making the white appear which was in the rods.
Gen 30:38  And he set the rods which he had peeled over against the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink; and they conceived when they came to drink.
Gen 30:39  And the flocks conceived at the sight of the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted.
Gen 30:40  And Jacob separated the lambs – he also set the faces of the flocks toward the streaked and all the dark in the flock of Laban – and put his own droves apart, and put them not unto Laban’s flock.
Gen 30:41  And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger of the flock did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods;
Gen 30:42  but when the flock were feeble, he put them not in; so the feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s.
Gen 30:43  And the man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, and maid-servants and men-servants, and camels and asses.

Genesis (Bereshit) 31.1-16 (Parsha Vayetze, Aliyah 5)

Gen 31:1  And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying: ‘Jacob hath taken away all that was our father’s; and of that which was our father’s hath he gotten all this wealth.’
Gen 31:2  And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as beforetime.
Gen 31:3  And the LORD said unto Jacob: ‘Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.’
Gen 31:4  And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,
Gen 31:5  and said unto them: ‘I see your father’s countenance, that it is not toward me as beforetime; but the God of my father hath been with me.
Gen 31:6  And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
Gen 31:7  And your father hath mocked me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.
Gen 31:8  If he said thus: The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the flock bore speckled; and if he said thus: The streaked shall be thy wages; then bore all the flock streaked.
Gen 31:9  Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
Gen 31:10  And it came to pass at the time that the flock conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the he- goats which leaped upon the flock were streaked, speckled, and grizzled.
Gen 31:11  And the angel of God said unto me in the dream: Jacob; and I said: Here am I.
Gen 31:12  And he said: Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the he-goats which leap upon the flock are streaked, speckled, and grizzled; for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
Gen 31:13  I am the God of Beth-el, where thou didst anoint a pillar, where thou didst vow a vow unto Me. Now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy nativity.’
Gen 31:14  And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him: ‘Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?
Gen 31:15  Are we not accounted by him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath also quite devoured our price.
Gen 31:16  For all the riches which God hath taken away from our father, that is ours and our children’s. Now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.’

Genesis (Bereshit) 31.17-42 (Parsha Vayetze, Aliyah 6)

Gen 31:17  Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon the camels;
Gen 31:18  and he carried away all his cattle, and all his substance which he had gathered, the cattle of his getting, which he had gathered in Paddan-aram, to go to Isaac his father unto the land of Canaan.
Gen 31:19  Now Laban was gone to shear his sheep. And Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father’s.
Gen 31:20  And Jacob outwitted Laban the Aramean, in that he told him not that he fled.
Gen 31:21  So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.
Gen 31:22  And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.
Gen 31:23  And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days’ journey; and he overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.
Gen 31:24  And God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night, and said unto him: ‘Take heed to thyself that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.’
Gen 31:25  And Laban came up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain; and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mountain of Gilead.
Gen 31:26  And Laban said to Jacob: ‘What hast thou done, that thou hast outwitted me, and carried away my daughters as though captives of the sword?
Gen 31:27  Wherefore didst thou flee secretly, and outwit me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp;
Gen 31:28  and didst not suffer me to kiss my sons and my daughters? now hast thou done foolishly.
Gen 31:29  It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt; but the God of your father spoke unto me yesternight, saying: Take heed to thyself that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
Gen 31:30  And now that thou art surely gone, because thou sore longest after thy father’s house, wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?’
Gen 31:31  And Jacob answered and said to Laban: ‘Because I was afraid; for I said: Lest thou shouldest take thy daughters from me by force.
Gen 31:32  With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, he shall not live; before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee.’ – For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them. –
Gen 31:33  And Laban went into Jacob’s tent, and into Leah’s tent, and into the tent of the two maid-servants; but he found them not. And he went out of Leah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent.
Gen 31:34  Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, and put them in the saddle of the camel, and sat upon them. And Laban felt about all the tent, but found them not.
Gen 31:35  And she said to her father: ‘Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise up before thee; for the manner of women is upon me.’ And he searched, but found not the teraphim.
Gen 31:36  And Jacob was wroth, and strove with Laban. And Jacob answered and said to Laban: ‘What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast hotly pursued after me?
Gen 31:37  Whereas thou hast felt about all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? Set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us two.
Gen 31:38  These twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flocks have I not eaten.
Gen 31:39  That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bore the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.
Gen 31:40  Thus I was: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.
Gen 31:41  These twenty years have I been in thy house: I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock; and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
Gen 31:42  Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had been on my side, surely now hadst thou sent me away empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and gave judgment yesternight.’

Genesis (Bereshit) 31.43-55 (32.1) (Parsha Vayetze, Aliyah 7)

Gen 31:43  And Laban answered and said unto Jacob: ‘The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks, and all that thou seest is mine; and what can I do this day for these my daughters, or for their children whom they have borne?
Gen 31:44  And now come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.’
Gen 31:45  And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
Gen 31:46  And Jacob said unto his brethren: ‘Gather stones’; and they took stones, and made a heap. And they did eat there by the heap.
Gen 31:47  And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha; but Jacob called it Galeed.
Gen 31:48  And Laban said: ‘This heap is witness between me and thee this day.’ Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
Gen 31:49  and Mizpah, for he said: ‘The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
Gen 31:50  If thou shalt afflict my daughters, and if thou shalt take wives beside my daughters, no man being with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.’
Gen 31:51  And Laban said to Jacob: ‘Behold this heap, and behold the pillar, which I have set up betwixt me and thee.
Gen 31:52  This heap be witness, and the pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.
Gen 31:53  The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us.’ And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.
Gen 31:54  And Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his brethren to eat bread; and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mountain.
Gen 31:55  (32:1) And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. And Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

Genesis (Bereshit) 32.1-3 (32.2-4) (Parsha Vayetze, Aliyah 7)

Gen 32:1  (32:2) And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
Gen 32:2  (32:3) And Jacob said when he saw them: ‘This is God’s camp.’ And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
Gen 32:3  (32:4) And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the field of Edom.

Hosea 11.7 – 12 (12.1) (Parsha Vayetze, Haftarah)

Hos 11:7  And My people are in suspense about returning to Me; and though they call them upwards, none at all will lift himself up.
Hos 11:8  How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? How shall I surrender thee, Israel? How shall I make thee as Admah? How shall I set thee as Zeboim? My heart is turned within Me, My compassions are kindled together.
Hos 11:9  I will not execute the fierceness of Mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim; for I am God, and not man, the Holy One in the midst of thee; and I will not come in fury.
Hos 11:10  They shall walk after the LORD, who shall roar like a lion; for He shall roar, and the children shall come trembling from the west.
Hos 11:11  They shall come trembling as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will make them to dwell in their houses, saith the LORD.
Hos 11:12  (12:1) Ephraim compasseth Me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit; and Judah is yet wayward towards God, and towards the Holy One who is faithful.

Hosea 12.1-12 (12.2-13) (Parsha Vayetze, Haftarah)

Hos 12:1  (12:2) Ephraim striveth after wind, and followeth after the east wind; all the day he multiplieth lies and desolation; and they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried into Egypt.
The Lord’s Indictment of Israel and Judah
Hos 12:2  (12:3) The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways, according to his doings will He recompense him.
Hos 12:3  (12:4) In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and by his strength he strove with a godlike being;
Hos 12:4  (12:5) So he strove with an angel, and prevailed; he wept, and made supplication unto him; at Beth-el he would find him, and there he would speak with us;
Hos 12:5  (12:6) But the LORD, the God of hosts, the LORD is His name.
Hos 12:6  (12:7) Therefore turn thou to thy God; keep mercy and justice, and wait for thy God continually.
Hos 12:7  (12:8) As for the trafficker, the balances of deceit are in his hand. He loveth to oppress.
Hos 12:8  (12:9) And Ephraim said: ‘Surely I am become rich, I have found me wealth; in all my labours they shall find in me no iniquity that were sin.’
Hos 12:9  (12:10) But I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt; I will yet again make thee to dwell in tents, as in the days of the appointed season.
Hos 12:10  (12:11) I have also spoken unto the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets have I used similitudes.
Hos 12:11  (12:12) If Gilead be given to iniquity becoming altogether vanity, in Gilgal they sacrifice unto bullocks; yea, their altars shall be as heaps in the furrows of the field.
Hos 12:12  (12:13) And Jacob fled into the field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

John 1.10-51 (Parsha Vayetze, Renewed Covenant)

Joh 1:10  He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.
Joh 1:11  He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.
Joh 1:12  But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
Joh 1:13  who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
Joh 1:14  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Joh 1:15  (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”)
Joh 1:16  For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
Joh 1:17  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Joh 1:18  No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.
The Testimony of John the Baptist
Joh 1:19  And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
Joh 1:20  He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”
Joh 1:21  And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”
Joh 1:22  So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”
Joh 1:23  He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”
Joh 1:24  (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.)
Joh 1:25  They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
Joh 1:26  John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know,
Joh 1:27  even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.”
Joh 1:28  These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Joh 1:29  The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Joh 1:30  This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’
Joh 1:31  I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.”
Joh 1:32  And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.
Joh 1:33  I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’
Joh 1:34  And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
Joh 1:35  The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples,
Joh 1:36  and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”
Joh 1:37  The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.
Joh 1:38  Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
Joh 1:39  He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
Joh 1:40  One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
Joh 1:41  He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ).
Joh 1:42  He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).

Joh 1:43  The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”
Joh 1:44  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Joh 1:45  Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
Joh 1:46  Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
Joh 1:47  Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”
Joh 1:48  Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
Joh 1:49  Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
Joh 1:50  Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”
Joh 1:51  And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

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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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