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Parsha Vayishlach

Parsha Vayishlach

Parsha Vayishlach וישלח is translated as “And he sent out” and is the eighth Torah reading in the annual reading cycle. I have found two ways to spell it “vayishlach” and “vayishlakh”

Parsha Vayishlach Summary

Parsha Vayishlach begins with Jacob sending messages to Esau. Jacob wrestles with a mysterious stranger. This stranger gives him the name Israel. He limps to meet Esau. Esau and Jacob meet and come to a resolution. After leaving the meeting with Esau Jacob travels to the city of Shechem. He buys land in the plains of the city.

Dinah is raped and her brothers Simeon and Levi kill all the men in the city. Under Elohim’s direction Jacob travels to Beth-el. There Elohim appears to him again. He builds an altar and pours drink offerings and oil. Rachel dies while birthing Benjamin. Isaac dies and is buried by Esau and Jacob.

Parsha Vayishlach ends with a list of Esau’s descendants.

Vayishlach וישלח is the first word in the Hebrew text (see text below).

וַיִּשְׁלַ֨ח יַֽעֲקֹ֤ב מַלְאָכִים֙ לְפָנָ֔יו אֶל־עֵשָׂ֖ו אָחִ֑יו אַ֥רְצָה שֵׂעִ֖יר שְׂדֵ֥ה אֱדֽוֹם

Parsha Vayishlach Readings

Torah: Genesis (Bereshit) 32.4 – 36.43
Halftorah: Obadiah 1.1-21 Sephardi
Brit Hahagaddah: Hebrews 11.11-20

Parsha Vayishlach Aliyah

First reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 32.4-13
Second reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 32.14-30
Third reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 32.31-33.5
Fourth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 33.6-20
Fifth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 34.1-35.11
Sixth reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 35.12-36.19
Seventh reading — Genesis (Bereshit) 36.20-43

Parsha Vayishlach Stats

  • Hebrew letters – 5,972
  • Hebrew words – 1,558
  • Pesukim (sentences) – 112
  • Lines in a Torah Scroll- 190
  • Double Count – 2
  • Scribal Practices – 1 34.31 Enlarged
  • See Hebrew text for Parsha Vayishlach
  • Number of Mitzvot in Parsha Vayishlach – 1
  • Maimonides says: 1
    • Positive – 0
    • Negative – 1
  • Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 1
    • Positive – 0
    • Negative – 1

Parsha Vayishlach Scriptures

A1: 32.4-13A2: 32.14-30A3: 32.31-33.5A4: 33.6-20A5: 34.1 - 35.11A6: 35.12 - 36.19A7: 36.20-43Halftorah: Obadiah 1.1 - 12 Brit Hahagaddah: Hebrew 11.11-20

Genesis (Bereshit) 32.4-13 (Parsha Vayishlach, Aliyah 1)

Gen 32:3  (32:4) And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the field of Edom.
Gen 32:4  (32:5) And he commanded them, saying: ‘Thus shall ye say unto my lord Esau: Thus saith thy servant Jacob: I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until now.
Gen 32:5  (32:6) And I have oxen, and asses and flocks, and men-servants and maid-servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in thy sight.’
Gen 32:6  (32:7) And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying: ‘We came to thy brother Esau, and moreover he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.’
Gen 32:7  (32:8) Then Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed. And he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two camps.
Gen 32:8  (32:9) And he said: ‘If Esau come to the one camp, and smite it, then the camp which is left shall escape.’
Gen 32:9  (32:10) And Jacob said: ‘O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who saidst unto me: Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will do thee good;
Gen 32:10  (32:11) I am not worthy of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which Thou hast shown unto Thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two camps.
Gen 32:11  (32:12) Deliver me, I pray Thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, the mother with the children.
Gen 32:12  (32:13) And Thou saidst: I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.’
Gen 32:13  (32:14) And he lodged there that night; and took of that which he had with him a present for Esau his brother:

Genesis (Bereshit) 32.14-30 (Parsha Vayishlach, Aliyah 2)

Gen 32:14  (32:15) two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
Gen 32:15  (32:16) thirty milch camels and their colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals.
Gen 32:16  (32:17) And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself; and said unto his servants: ‘Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.’
Gen 32:17  (32:18) And he commanded the foremost, saying: ‘When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying: Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?
Gen 32:18  (32:19) then thou shalt say: They are thy servant Jacob’s; it is a present sent unto my lord, even unto Esau; and, behold, he also is behind us.’
Gen 32:19  (32:20) And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying: ‘In this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him;
Gen 32:20  (32:21) and ye shall say: Moreover, behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us.’ For he said: ‘I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept me.’
Gen 32:21  (32:22) So the present passed over before him; and he himself lodged that night in the camp.

Gen 32:22  (32:23) And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok.
Gen 32:23  (32:24) And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had. 
Gen 32:24  (32:25) And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
Gen 32:25  (32:26) And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was strained, as he wrestled with him.
Gen 32:26  (32:27) And he said: ‘Let me go, for the day breaketh.’ And he said: ‘I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.’
Gen 32:27  (32:28) And he said unto him: ‘What is thy name?’ And be said: ‘Jacob.’
Gen 32:28  (32:29) And he said: ‘Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.’
Gen 32:29  (32:30) And Jacob asked him, and said: ‘Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.’ And he said: ‘Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name?’ And he blessed him there.
Gen 32:30  (32:31) And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: ‘for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.’

Genesis (Bereshit) 32.31,32 (Parsha Vayishlach, Aliyah 3)

Gen 32:31  (32:32) And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Peniel, and he limped upon his thigh.
Gen 32:32  (32:33) Therefore the children of Israel eat not the sinew of the thigh-vein which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day; because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh, even in the sinew of the thigh-vein.

Genesis (Bereshit) 33.5 (Parsha Vayishlach, Aliyah 3)

Gen 33:1  And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
Gen 33:2  And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
Gen 33:3  And he himself passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Gen 33:4  And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him; and they wept.
Gen 33:5  And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said: ‘Who are these with thee?’ And he said: ‘The children whom God hath graciously given thy servant.’

Genesis (Bereshit) 33.6-20 (Parsha Vayishlach, Aliyah 4)

Gen 33:6  Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed down.
Gen 33:7  And Leah also and her children came near, and bowed down; and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed down.
Gen 33:8  And he said: ‘What meanest thou by all this camp which I met?’ And he said: ‘To find favour in the sight of my lord.’
Gen 33:9  And Esau said: ‘I have enough; my brother, let that which thou hast be thine.’
Gen 33:10  And Jacob said: ‘Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found favour in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand; forasmuch as I have seen thy face, as one seeth the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
Gen 33:11  Take, I pray thee, my gift that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.’ And he urged him, and he took it.
Gen 33:12  And he said: ‘Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.’
Gen 33:13  And he said unto him: ‘My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds giving suck are a care to me; and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.
Gen 33:14  Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant; and I will journey on gently, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.’
Gen 33:15  And Esau said: ‘Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me.’ And he said: ‘What needeth it? let me find favour in the sight of my lord.’
Gen 33:16  So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
Gen 33:17  And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
Gen 33:18  And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram; and encamped before the city.
Gen 33:19  And he bought the parcel of ground, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for a hundred pieces of money.
Gen 33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.

Genesis (Bereshit) 34.1 – 31 (Parsha Vayishlach, Aliyah 5)

Gen 34:1  And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
Gen 34:2  And Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her; and he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.
Gen 34:3  And his soul did cleave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke comfortingly unto the damsel.
Gen 34:4  And Shechem spoke unto his father Hamor, saying: ‘Get me this damsel to wife.’
Gen 34:5  Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; and his sons were with his cattle in the field; and Jacob held his peace until they came.
Gen 34:6  And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to speak with him.
Gen 34:7  And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought a vile deed in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
Gen 34:8  And Hamor spoke with them, saying ‘The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter. I pray you give her unto him to wife.
Gen 34:9  And make ye marriages with us; give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
Gen 34:10  And ye shall dwell with us; and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.’
Gen 34:11  And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren: ‘Let me find favour in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.
Gen 34:12  Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel to wife.’
Gen 34:13  And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with guile, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,
Gen 34:14  and said unto them: ‘We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us.
Gen 34:15  Only on this condition will we consent unto you: if ye will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised;
Gen 34:16  then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
Gen 34:17  But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.’
Gen 34:18  And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor’s son.
Gen 34:19  And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter. And he was honoured above all the house of his father.
Gen 34:20  And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of their city, saying:
Gen 34:21  ‘These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for, behold, the land is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
Gen 34:22  Only on this condition will the men consent unto us to dwell with us, to become one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.
Gen 34:23  Shall not their cattle and their substance and all their beasts be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.’
Gen 34:24  And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
Gen 34:25  And it came to pass on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city unawares, and slew all the males.
Gen 34:26  And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went forth.
Gen 34:27  The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
Gen 34:28  They took their flocks and their herds and their asses, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field;
Gen 34:29  and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives, took they captive and spoiled, even all that was in the house.
Gen 34:30  And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi: ‘Ye have troubled me, to make me odious unto the inhabitants of the land, even unto the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and, I being few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and smite me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.’
Gen 34:31  And they said: ‘Should one deal with our sister as with a harlot?’

Genesis (Bereshit) 35.1-11 (Parsha Vayishlach, Aliyah 5)

Gen 35:1  And God said unto Jacob: ‘Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there; and make there an altar unto God, who appeared unto thee when thou didst flee from the face of Esau thy brother.’
Gen 35:2  Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him: ‘Put away the strange gods that are among you, and purify yourselves, and change your garments;
Gen 35:3  and let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.’
Gen 35:4  And they gave unto Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hand, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth which was by Shechem.
Gen 35:5  And they journeyed; and a terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
Gen 35:6  So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan – the same is Beth-el – he and all the people that were with him.
Gen 35:7  And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el, because there God was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
Gen 35:8  And Deborah Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried below Beth-el under the oak; and the name of it was called Allon- bacuth.
Gen 35:9  And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him.
Gen 35:10  And God said unto him: ‘Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name’; and He called his name Israel.
Gen 35:11  And God said unto him: ‘I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

Genesis (Bereshit) 35.12-29 (Parsha Vayishlach, Aliyah 6)

Gen 35:12 and the land which I gave unto Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.’
Gen 35:13 And God went up from him in the place where He spoke with him.
Gen 35:14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He spoke with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink-offering thereon, and poured oil thereon.
Gen 35:15 And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Beth-el.
Gen 35:16 And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was still some way to come to Ephrath; and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
Gen 35:17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the mid-wife said unto her: ‘Fear not; for this also is a son for thee.’
Gen 35:18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing – for she died – that she called his name Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.
Gen 35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath – the same is Beth-lehem.
Gen 35:20 And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave; the same is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day.
Gen 35:21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond Migdal-eder.
Gen 35:22 And it came to pass, while Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine; and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
Gen 35:23 the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob’s first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun;
Gen 35:24 the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;
Gen 35:25 and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid: Dan and Naphtali;
Gen 35:26 and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, that were born to him in Paddan-aram.
Gen 35:27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father to Mamre, to Kiriatharba – the same is Hebron – where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
Gen 35:28 And the days of Isaac were a hundred and fourscore years.
Gen 35:29 And Isaac expired, and died, and was gathered unto his people, old and full of days; and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.

Genesis (Bereshit) 36.1-19 (Parsha Vayishlach, Aliyah 6)

Gen 36:1 Now these are the generations of Esau – the same is Edom.
Gen 36:2  Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite,
Gen 36:3  and Basemath Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebaioth.
Gen 36:4  And Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz; and Basemath bore Reuel;
Gen 36:5  and Oholibamah bore Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau, that were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
Gen 36:6  And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the souls of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his possessions, which he had gathered in the land of Canaan; and went into a land away from his brother Jacob.
Gen 36:7  For their substance was too great for them to dwell together; and the land of their sojournings could not bear them because of their cattle.
Gen 36:8  And Esau dwelt in the mountain-land of Seir – Esau is Edom.
Gen 36:9  And these are the generations of Esau the father of a the Edomites in the mountain-land of Seir.
Gen 36:10  These are the names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau.
Gen 36:11  And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
Gen 36:12  And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau’s son; and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek. These are the sons of Adah Esau’s wife.
Gen 36:13  And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the sons of Basemath Esau’s wife.
Gen 36:14  And these were the sons of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau’s wife; and she bore to Esau Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah.
Gen 36:15  These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the first-born of Esau: the chief of Teman, the chief of Omar, the chief of Zepho, the chief of Kenaz,
Gen 36:16  the chief of Korah, the chief of Gatam, the chief of Amalek. These are the chiefs that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Adah.
Gen 36:17  And these are the sons of Reuel Esau’s son: the chief of Nahath, the chief of Zerah, the chief of Shammah, the chief of Mizzah. These are the chiefs that came of Reuel in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Basemath Esau’s wife.
Gen 36:18  And these are the sons of Oholibamah Esau’s wife: the chief of Jeush, the chief of Jalam, the chief of Korah. These are the chiefs that came of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau’s wife.
Gen 36:19  These are the sons of Esau, and these are their chiefs; the same is Edom.

Genesis (Bereshit) 36.20-43 (Parsha Vayishlach, Aliyah 7)

Gen 36:20  These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah,
Gen 36:21  and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan. These are the chiefs that came of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
Gen 36:22  And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan’s sister was Timna.
Gen 36:23  And these are the children of Shobal: Alvan and Manahath and Ebal, Shepho and Onam.
Gen 36:24  And these are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah – this is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
Gen 36:25  And these are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah.
Gen 36:26  And these are the children of Dishon: Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran.
Gen 36:27  These are the children of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan.
Gen 36:28  These are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran.
Gen 36:29  These are the chiefs that came of the Horites: the chief of Lotan, the chief of Shobal, the chief of Zibeon, the chief of Anah,
Gen 36:30  the chief of Dishon, the chief of Ezer, the chief of Dishan. These are the chiefs that came of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.
Gen 36:31  And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
Gen 36:32  And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom; and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
Gen 36:33  And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
Gen 36:34  And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.
Gen 36:35  And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead; and the name of his city was Avith.
Gen 36:36  And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
Gen 36:37  And Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the River reigned in his stead.
Gen 36:38  And Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
Gen 36:39  And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead; and the name of the city was Pau; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.
Gen 36:40  And these are the names of the chiefs that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names: the chief of Timna, the chief of Alvah, the chief of Jetheth;
Gen 36:41  the chief of Oholibamah, the chief of Elah, the chief of Pinon;
Gen 36:42  the chief of Kenaz, the chief of Teman, the chief of Mibzar;
Gen 36:43  the chief of Magdiel, the chief of Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession. This is Esau the father of the Edomites.

Obadiah 11.1-21 (Parsha Vayishlach, Haftarah)

Oba 1:1  The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom: We have heard a message from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the nations: ‘Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.’
Oba 1:2  Behold, I make thee small among the nations; thou art greatly despised.
Oba 1:3  The pride of thy heart hath beguiled thee, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, thy habitation on high; that sayest in thy heart: ‘Who shall bring me down to the ground?’
Oba 1:4  Though thou make thy nest as high as the eagle, and though thou set it among the stars, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.
Oba 1:5  If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night – how art thou cut off! – would they not steal till they had enough? If grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes?
Oba 1:6  How is Esau searched out! How are his hidden places sought out!
Oba 1:7  All the men of thy confederacy have conducted thee to the border; the men that were at peace with thee have beguiled thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread lay a snare under thee, in whom there is no discernment.
Oba 1:8  Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and discernment out of the mount of Esau?
Oba 1:9  And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one may be cut off from the mount of Esau by slaughter.

Oba 1:10  For the violence done to thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
Oba 1:11  In the day that thou didst stand aloof, in the day that strangers carried away his substance, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
Oba 1:12  But thou shouldest not have gazed on the day of thy brother in the day of his disaster, neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
Oba 1:13  Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of My people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have gazed on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity.
Oba 1:14  Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.

Oba 1:15  For the day of the LORD is near upon all the nations; as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee; thy dealing shall return upon thine own head.
Oba 1:16  For as ye have drunk upon My holy mountain, so shall all the nations drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and swallow down, and shall be as though they had not been.
Oba 1:17  But in mount Zion there shall be those that escape, and it shall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
Oba 1:18  And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken.

Oba 1:19  And they of the South shall possess the mount of Esau, and they of the Lowland the Philistines; and they shall possess the field of Ephraim, and the field of Samaria; and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
Oba 1:20  And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel, that are among the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath, and the captivity of Jerusalem, that is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the South.
Oba 1:21  And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

Hebrew 11.11-20 (Parsha Vayishlach, Renewed Covenant)

Heb 11:11  By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.
Heb 11:12  Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.
Heb 11:13  These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
Heb 11:14  For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.
Heb 11:15  If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return.
Heb 11:16  But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
Heb 11:17  By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son,
Heb 11:18  of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.”
Heb 11:19  He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
Heb 11:20  By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau.

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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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