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– Moshe and Aharon told Par’oh if he wouldn’t humble himself they would bring a plague of locusts
– Par’oh told Moshe and Aharon that Yisra’el could go but only the men
– Moshe stretched out his rod and brought forth locusts
– Par’oh pleaded with Moshe and Aharon to take away the locusts and he would let them go but he didn’t
– Moshe stretched out his hand and brought darkness
– Par’oh tells Moshe Yisra’el may go but they must leave their flocks and herds but Moshe said no
– Par’oh tells Moshe to leave because if he sees him again he will kill him
– YHWH says he will bring one more plague then Par’oh will let them go and to ask of jewels from the Mitzrayim
– Moshe tells Par’oh YHWH will smite the firstborn of Mitzrayim and Par’oh’s servants will come to him saying get out
– YHWH tells Moshe on the tenth of the month every man shall take a lamb for their house
– Your lamb you select shall be without blemish
– You shall kill it at evening on the 14th and strike the blood on the 2 side posts and top of your door
– You shall eat it roast by fire and anything that remains until morning you shall burn with fire
– You shall eat it with your loins girded, shoes on your feet, and staff in your hand it is a memorial forever
– For 7 days you shall not have or eat any leaven the 1st and 7th day are holy rehearsals
– Moshe said kill the passover and take Hyssop and dip it in the blood and strike it to your 2 side posts and the top of your door
– When your children ask you shall tell them we keep this service because YHWH passed over us and brought us out of Mitzrayim
– At midnight YHWH smote the firstborn of Mitzrayim and there was a great cry in Mitzrayim
– Par’oh sent a message to Moshe and Aharon saying get out and take all that is yours and they spoiled the Mitzrayim also
– After 430 years in Mitzrayim Yisra’el went out from Ra’meses to Sukkot
– YHWH commanded that no stranger shall eat the passover but that all servants or sojourners that will eat must be circumcised
– YHWH said sanctify to me all the firstborn of man and beast and remember the passover
– You shall show your sons the sign on your hand and tell them how YHWH brought us out of Mitzrayim by a strong hand
– Haftarah – YHWH will punish Mitzrayim but will save Yisra’el though they also shall have punishment

Parashat Text with Readers and Daily Portions (Reader 1 Starts on Saturday Evening)

Bo “Go”
Ex 10:1 – 13:16 , Jer 46: 13-28
Reader 1 (Saturday Evening Portion)

– Moshe and Aharon told Par’oh if he wouldn’t humble himself they would bring a plague of locusts

Exo 10:1 And YHWH said unto Moshe, Go in unto Par’oh: for I have hardened his heart, and
the heart of his servants, that I might show these my signs before him:
Exo 10:2 And that you may tell in the ears of your son, and of your son’s son, what things I
have wrought in Mitzrayim, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may
know how that I am YHWH.
Exo 10:3 And Moshe and Aharon came in unto Par’oh, and said unto him, Thus saith
YHWH Elohim of the Hebrews, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? let
my people go, that they may serve me.
Exo 10:4 Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow will I bring the locusts
into your coast:
Exo 10:5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth:
and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remains unto you from the
hail, and shall eat every tree which grows for you out of the field:
Exo 10:6 And they shall fill your houses, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses
of all the Mitzrayim; which neither your fathers, nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since
the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out
from Par’oh.

(Sunday Morning Portion)

– Par’oh told Moshe and Aharon that Yisra’el could go but only the men

Exo 10:7 And Par’oh’s servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us?
let the men go, that they may serve YHWH their Elohim: know you not yet that Mitzrayim is
destroyed?
Exo 10:8 And Moshe and Aharon were brought again unto Par’oh: and he said unto them,
Go, serve YHWH your Elohim: but who are they that shall go?
Exo 10:9 And Moshe said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and
with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast
unto YHWH.
Exo 10:10 And he said unto them, Let YHWH be so with you, as I will let you go, and your
little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.
Exo 10:11 Not so: go now you that are men, and serve YHWH; for that you did desire. And
they were driven out from Par’oh’s presence.

Reader 2 (Sunday Evening Portion)

– Moshe stretched out his rod and brought forth locusts

Exo 10:12 And YHWH said unto Moshe, Stretch out your hand over the land of Mitzrayim
for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Mitzrayim, and eat every herb of the
land, even all that the hail has left.
Exo 10:13 And Moshe stretched forth his rod over the land of Mitzrayim, and YHWH
brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was
morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
Exo 10:14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Mitzrayim, and rested in all the coasts
of Mitzrayim: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they,
neither after them shall be such.
Exo 10:15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and
they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and
there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the
land of Mitzrayim.

(Monday Morning Portion)

– Par’oh pleaded with Moshe and Aharon to take away the locusts and he would let them go but he didn’t

Exo 10:16 Then Par’oh called for Moshe and Aharon in haste; and he said, I have sinned
against YHWH your Elohim, and against you.
Exo 10:17 Now therefore forgive, I pray you, my sin only this once, and intreat YHWH your
Elohim, that He may take away from me this death only.
Exo 10:18 And he went out from Par’oh, and intreated YHWH.
Exo 10:19 And YHWH turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and
cast them into the sea of Suf; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Mitzrayim.
Exo 10:20 But YHWH hardened Par’oh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of
Yisra’el go.

– Moshe stretched out his hand and brought darkness

Exo 10:21 And YHWH said unto Mohse, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there
may be darkness over the land of Mitzrayim, even darkness which may be felt.
Exo 10:22 And Moshe stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick
darkness in all the land of Mitzrayim three days:
Exo 10:23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all
the children of Yisra’el had light in their dwellings.

Reader 3 (Monday Evening Portion)

– Par’oh tells Moshe Yisra’el may go but they must leave their flocks and herds but Moshe said no

Exo 10:24 And Par’oh called unto Moshe, and said, Go you, serve YHWH; only let your
flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you.
Exo 10:25 And Moshe said, You must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may
sacrifice unto YHWH our Elohim.
Exo 10:26 Our livestock also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind; for
thereof must we take to serve YHWH our Elohim; and we know not with what we must
serve YHWH, until we come there.
Exo 10:27 But YHWH hardened Par’oh’s heart, and he would not let them go.

(Tuesday Morning Portion)

– Par’oh tells Moshe to leave because if he sees him again he will kill him

Exo 10:28 And Par’oh said unto him, Get you from me, take heed to yourself, see my face no
more; for in that day you see my face you shall die.
Exo 10:29 And Moshe said, You have spoken well, I will see your face again no more.

– YHWH says he will bring one more plague then Par’oh will let them go and to ask of jewels from the Mitzrayim

Exo 11:1 And YHWH said unto Moshe, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Par’oh, and
upon Mitzrayim; afterwards he will let you go from here: when he shall let you go, he shall
surely thrust you out from here altogether.
Exo 11:2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man [ask] of his neighbor, and
every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.
Exo 11:3 And YHWH gave the people favor in the sight of the Mitzrayim. Moreover the man
Moshe was very great in the land of Mitzrayim, in the sight of Par’oh’s servants, and in the
sight of the people.

Reader 4 (Tuesday Evening Portion)

– Moshe tells Par’oh YHWH will smite the firstborn of Mitzrayim and Par’oh’s servants will come to him saying get out

Exo 11:4 And Moshe said, Thus saith YHWH, About midnight will I go out into the midst of
Mitzrayim:
Exo 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Mitzrayim shall die, from the firstborn of Par’oh
that sits upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill;
and all the firstborn of beasts.
Exo 11:6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Mitzrayim, such as there
was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
Exo 11:7 But against any of the children of Yisra’el shall not a dog move his tongue, against
man or beast: that you may know how that YHWH does put a difference between the
Mitzrayim and Yisra’el.
Exo 11:8 And all these your servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves
unto me, saying, Get you out, and all the people that follow you: and after that I will go out.
And he went out from Par’oh in a great anger.
Exo 11:9 And YHWH said unto Moshe, Par’oh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders
may be multiplied in the land of Mitzrayim.
Exo 11:10 And Moshe and Aharon did all these wonders before Par’oh: and YHWH hardened
Par’oh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Yisra’el go out of his land.

– YHWH tells Moshe on the tenth of the month every man shall take a lamb for their house

Exo 12:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe and Aharon in the land of Mitzrayim, saying,
Exo 12:2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month
of the year to you.
Exo 12:3 Speak you unto all the congregation of Yisra’el, saying, In the tenth day of this
month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a
lamb for a house:
Exo 12:4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next unto
his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating
shall make your count for the lamb.

(Wednesday Morning Portion)

– Your lamb you select shall be without blemish

Exo 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: you shall take it out
from the sheep, or from the goats:

– You shall kill it at evening on the 14th and strike the blood on the 2 side posts and top of your door

Exo 12:6 And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole
assembly of the congregation of Yisra’el shall kill it in the evening.
Exo 12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the
upper door post of the houses, where they shall eat it.

– You shall eat it roast by fire and anything that remains until morning you shall burn with fire

Exo 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread;
and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Exo 12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his
legs, and with the inner parts.
Exo 12:10 And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remains
of it until the morning you shall burn with fire.

– You shall eat it with your loins girded, shoes on your feet, and staff in your hand it is a memorial forever

Exo 12:11 And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your
staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is YHWH’S passover.
Exo 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Mitzrayim this night, and will smite all the
firstborn in the land of Mitzrayim, both man and beast; and against all the elohim of
Mitzrayim I will execute judgment: I am YHWH.
Exo 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a sign upon the houses where you are: and when
I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you,
when I smite the land of Mitzrayim.
Exo 12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to
YHWH throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever.

– For 7 days you shall not have or eat any leaven the 1st and 7th day are holy rehearsals

Exo 12:15 Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away
leaven out of your houses: for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the
seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Yisra’el.
Exo 12:16 And in the first day there shall be a holy rehersal, and in the seventh day there
shall be a holy rehersal to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which
every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
Exo 12:17 And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have
I brought your armies out of the land of Mitzrayim: therefore shall you observe this day in
your generations by an ordinance forever.
Exo 12:18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, you shall eat
unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
Exo 12:19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whoever eats that
which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Yisra’el, whether
he be a stranger, or born in the land.
Exo 12:20 You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall you eat unleavened
bread.

Reader 5 (Wednesday Evening Portion)

– Moshe said kill the passover and take Hyssop and dip it in the blood and strike it to your 2 side posts and the top of your door

Exo 12:21 Then Moshe called for all the elders of Yisra’el, and said unto them, Draw out and
take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
Exo 12:22 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason,
and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of
you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
Exo 12:23 For YHWH will pass through to smite the Mitzrayim; and when he sees the blood
upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, YHWH will pass over the door, and will not suffer
the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
Exo 12:24 And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever.

(Thursday Morning Portion)

– When your children ask you shall tell them we keep this service because YHWH passed over us and brought us out of Mitzrayim

Exo 12:25 And it shall come to pass, when you are come to the land which YHWH will give
you, according as He has promised, that you shall keep this service.
Exo 12:26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean you
by this service?
Exo 12:27 That you shall say, It is the sacrifice of YHWH’S passover, who passed over the
houses of the children of Yisra’el in Mitzrayim, when He smote the Mitzrayim, and delivered
our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
Exo 12:28 And the children of Yisra’el went away, and did as YHWH had commanded
Moshe and Aharon, so did they.

Reader 6 (Thursday Evening Portion)

– At midnight YHWH smote the firstborn of Mitzrayim and there was a great cry in Mitzrayim

Exo 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight YHWH smote all the firstborn in the land of
Mitzrayim, from the firstborn of Par’oh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the
captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of beasts.
Exo 12:30 And Par’oh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Mitzrayim;
and there was a great cry in Mitzrayim; for there was not a house where there was not one
dead.

– Par’oh sent a message to Moshe and Aharon saying get out and take all that is yours and they spoiled the Mitzrayim also

Exo 12:31 And he made a proclamation to Moshe and Aharon by night, saying, Rise up, and
get you forth from among my people, both you and the children of Yisra’el; and go, serve
YHWH, as you have said.
Exo 12:32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me
also.
Exo 12:33 And the Mitzrayim were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of
the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.
Exo 12:34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs
being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
Exo 12:35 And the children of Yisra’el did according to the word of Moshe; and they asked of
the Mitzrayim jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
Exo 12:36 And YHWH gave the people favor in the sight of the Mitzrayim, when they asked.
And they spoiled the Mitzrayim.

– After 430 years in Mitzrayim Yisra’el went out from Ra’meses to Sukkot

Exo 12:37 And the children of Yisra’el journeyed from Ra’meses to Sukkot, about six
hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
Exo 12:38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very
much livestock.
Exo 12:39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of
Mitzrayim, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Mitzrayim, and could not
tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
Exo 12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Yisra’el, who dwelt in Mitzrayim, was four
hundred and thirty years.
Exo 12:41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the
selfsame day it came to pass, that all the army of YHWH went out from the land of
Mitzrayim.
Exo 12:42 It is a night to be much observed unto YHWH for bringing them out from the
land of Mitzrayim: this is that night of YHWH to be observed of all the children of Yisra’el in
their generations.

– YHWH commanded that no stranger shall eat the passover but that all servants or sojourners that will eat must be circumcised

Exo 12:43 And YHWH said unto Moshe and Aharon, This is the ordinance of the passover:
There shall no stranger eat thereof:
Exo 12:44 But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when you have circumcised
him, then shall he eat thereof.
Exo 12:45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
Exo 12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth part of the flesh abroad
out of the house; neither shall you break a bone thereof.
Exo 12:47 All the congregation of Yisra’el shall keep it.
Exo 12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the passover to YHWH,
let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as
one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
Exo 12:49 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourns
among you.
Exo 12:50 Thus did all the children of Yisra’el; as YHWH commanded Moshe and Aharon,
so did they.
Exo 12:51 And it came to pass the selfsame day, that YHWH did bring the children of Yisra’el
out of the land of Mitzrayim by their armies.

Reader 7 (6th Day Friday Morning Double Portion)

– YHWH said sanctify to me all the firstborn of man and beast and remember the passover

Exo 13:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Exo 13:2 Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever opens the womb among the children
of Yisra’el, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
Exo 13:3 And Moshe said unto the people, Remember this day, in which you came out from
Mitzrayim, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand YHWH brought you out
from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
Exo 13:4 This day came you out in the month Aviv.
Exo 13:5 And it shall be when YHWH shall bring you into the land of the Kena’ani, and the
Chitti, and the Amori, and the Chivvi, and the Yevusi, which He swore unto your fathers to
give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month.
Exo 13:6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast
to YHWH.
Exo 13:7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be
seen with you, neither shall there be leaven seen with you in all your quarters.

– You shall show your sons the sign on your hand and tell them how YHWH brought us out of Mitzrayim by a strong hand

Exo 13:8 And you shall show your son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which
YHWH did unto me when I came forth out of Mitzrayim.
Exo 13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto you upon your hand, and for a memorial between
your eyes, that YHWH’S law may be in your mouth: for with a strong hand has YHWH
brought you out of Mitzrayim.
Exo 13:10 You shall therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.
Exo 13:11 And it shall be when YHWH shall bring you into the land of the Kena’ani, as He
swore unto you and to your fathers, and shall give it you,
Exo 13:12 That you shall set apart unto YHWH all that opens the womb, and every firstling
that comes of a beast which you have; the males shall be YHWH’S.
Exo 13:13 And every firstling of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not
redeem it, then you shall break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among your children
shall you redeem.
Exo 13:14 And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What is this? that
you shall say unto him, By strength of hand YHWH brought us out from Mitzrayim, from
the house of bondage:
Exo 13:15 And it came to pass, when Par’oh would hardly let us go, that YHWH slew all the
firstborn in the land of Mitzrayim, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast:
therefore I sacrifice to YHWH all that opens the womb, being males; but all the firstborn of
my children I redeem.
Exo 13:16 And it shall be for a token upon your hand, and for frontlets between your eyes:
for by strength of hand YHWH brought us forth out of Mitzrayim.

Haftarah (Shabbat Evening Portion)

– YHWH will punish Mitzrayim but will save Yisra’el though they also shall have punishment

Jer 46:13 The word that YHWH spoke to YermeYahu the prophet, how Nevukhadnetzar
king of Bavel should come and smite the land of Mitzrayim.
Jer 46:14 Declare you in Mitzrayim, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Mof and in
Tachpanches: say you, Stand fast, and prepare you; for the sword shall devour around you.
Jer 46:15 Why are your valiant men swept away? they stood not, because YHWH did drive
them.
Jer 46:16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us
go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.
Jer 46:17 They did cry there, Par’oh king of Mitzrayim is but a noise; he has passed the time
appointed.
Jer 46:18 As I live, saith the King, whose name is YHWH Tsebeoth, Surely as Tavor is
among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come.
Jer 46:19 O you daughter dwelling in Mitzrayim, furnish yourself to go into captivity: for
Mof shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.
Jer 46:20 Mitzrayim is like a very fair heifer, but destruction comes; it comes out of the
north.
Jer 46:21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks; for they also are
turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because the day of their
calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation.
Jer 46:22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and
come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.
Jer 46:23 They shall cut down her forest, saith YHWH, though it cannot be searched;
because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
Jer 46:24 The daughter of Mitzrayim shall be confounded; she shall be delivered into the
hand of the people of the north.
Jer 46:25 YHWH Tsebeoth, the Elohim of Yisra’el, saith; Behold, I will punish the multitude
of No, and Par’oh, and Mitzrayim, with their elohim, and their kings; even Par’oh, and all
them that trust in him:
Jer 46:26 And I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives, and into the
hand of Nevukhadnetzar king of Bavel, and into the hand of his servants: and afterward it
shall be inhabited, as in the days of old, saith YHWH.
Jer 46:27 But fear not you, O my servant Ya’akov, and be not dismayed, O Yisra’el: for,
behold, I will save you from afar off, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and
Ya’akov shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
Jer 46:28 Fear you not, O Ya’akov my servant, saith YHWH: for I am with you; for I will
make a full end of all the nations where I have driven you: but I will not make a full end of
you, but correct you in measure; yet will I not leave you wholly unpunished.
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