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–  YHWH command Yisra’el to keep their word if they make a vow
–  If a woman living in her father’s house make a vow when he hears it he may disallow it or let it stand if he says nothing
–  When a woman’s husband hears of a vow his wife made he may disallow it or if he says nothing it shall stand
–  If a widow or divorced woman makes a vow it shall stand
–  If a husband hears his wife’s vows and does nothing and then later disallows them he shall bear her lawlessness
–  Moshe sends 1000 from every tribe to make war with Midyan
–  Yisra’el destroys Midyan and their cities and takes their women captive
–  Moshe was angry and told them to kill all male children and women who have known a man
–  The men of war are commanded to be purified outside the camp and to purify all the spoil
–  YHWH commands Moshe to divide the spoil in two for those who went to war and the congregation and to give portions for the Levi’im
–  The men of war all offered an oblation of their spoils because not one died among them
–  The children of Re’uven and Gad ask to inherit the cattle land on this side of Yarden and they shall fight with Yisra’el until they inherit their land
–  Moshe makes a vow with the children of Re’uven Gad, and Menasheh, that if they help Yisra’el in war they may inherit Gil’ad
–  The children of Re’uven, Gad, and Menasheh build their cities in the land of Gil’ad
–  Haftarah – Yermeyahu is told he shall be a prophet and he shall go and tell Yahurushalayim what will happen to them

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

Mattot “Tribes”
Num 30:1 – 32:42 , Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3
Reader 1 (Saturday Evening Portion)
Num 30:1 And Moshe spoke unto the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Yisra’el,
saying, This is the thing which YHWH has commanded.
Num 30:2 If a man vow a vow unto YHWH, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he
shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
Num 30:3 If a woman also vow a vow unto YHWH, and bind herself by a bond, being in her
father’s house in her youth;
Num 30:4 And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she has bound her soul, and
her father shall hold his peace at her: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond
wherewith she has bound her soul shall stand.
Num 30:5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he hears; not any of her vows, or of her
bonds wherewith she has bound her soul, shall stand: and YHWH shall forgive her, because
her father disallowed her.
Num 30:6 And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips,
wherewith she bound her soul;
Num 30:7 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her in the day that he heard it: then
her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.
Num 30:8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make her
vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her
soul, of none effect: and YHWH shall forgive her.
(Sunday Morning Portion)
Num 30:9 But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound
their souls, shall stand against her.
Num 30:10 And if she vowed in her husband’s house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath;
Num 30:11 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not: then
all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.
Num 30:12 But if her husband has utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then
whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her
soul, shall not stand: her husband has made them void; and YHWH shall forgive her.
Num 30:13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it,
or her husband may make it void.
Num 30:14 But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day; then he
establishes all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirms them, because he
held his peace at her in the day that he heard them.
Num 30:15 But if he shall any ways make them void after that he has heard them; then he shall
bear her lawlessness.
Num 30:16 These are the statutes, which YHWH commanded Moshe, between a man and his
wife, between the father and his daughter, being yet in her youth in her father’s house.
Reader 2 (Sunday Evening Portion)
Num 31:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Num 31:2 Avenge the children of Yisra’el of the Midyanim: afterward shall you be gathered
unto your people.
Num 31:3 And Moshe spoke unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and
let them go against the Midyanim, and avenge YHWH of Midyan.
Num 31:4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Yisra’el, shall you send to the
Num 31:5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Yisra’el, a thousand of every tribe,
twelve thousand armed for war.
Num 31:6 And Moshe sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Pi’nechas the
son of El’azar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the shofars to blow in his
(Monday Morning Portion)
Num 31:7 And they warred against the Midyanim, as YHWH commanded Moshe; and they slew
all the males.
Num 31:8 And they slew the kings of Midyan, beside the rest of them that were slain; Evi, and
Rekem, and Tzur, and Chur, and Reva, five kings of Midyan: Bil’am also the son of Be’or
they slew with the sword.
Num 31:9 And the children of Yisra’el took all the women of Midyan captives, and their little
ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.
Num 31:10 And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with
Num 31:11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
Num 31:12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moshe, and El’azar
the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Yisra’el, unto the camp at the plains
of Moav, which are by Yarden near Yericho.
Reader 3 (Monday Evening Portion)
Num 31:13 And Moshe, and El’azar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went
forth to meet them outside the camp.
Num 31:14 And Moshe was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over
thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.
Num 31:15 And Moshe said unto them, Have you saved all the women alive?
Num 31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Yisra’el, through the counsel of Bil’am, to
commit trespass against YHWH in the matter of Pe’or, and there was a plague among the
congregation of YHWH.
Num 31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that has
known man by lying with him.
Num 31:18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep
alive for yourselves.
(Tuesday Morning Portion)
Num 31:19 And do you abide outside the camp seven days: whosoever has killed any person,
and whosoever has touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third
day, and on the seventh day.
Num 31:20 And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats’
hair, and all things made of wood.
Num 31:21 And El’azar the priest said unto the men of war which went to the battle, This is the
ordinance of the law which YHWH commanded Moshe;
Num 31:22 Only the gold, and the silver, the copper, the iron, the tin, and the lead,
Num 31:23 Every thing that may abide the fire, you shall make it go through the fire, and it
shall be clean: nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that
abides not the fire you shall make go through the water.
Num 31:24 And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and you shall be clean, and
afterward you shall come into the camp.
Reader 4 (Tuesday Evening Portion)
Num 31:25 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Num 31:26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, you, and El’azar
the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation:
Num 31:27 And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who
went out to battle, and between all the congregation:
Num 31:28 And levy a tribute unto YHWH of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul
of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the oxen, and of the donkeys, and of the sheep:
Num 31:29 Take it of their half, and give it unto El’azar the priest, for an heave offering of
Num 31:30 And of the children of Yisra’el’s half, you shall take one portion of fifty, of the
persons, of the oxen, of the donkeys, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them
unto the Levi’im, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of YHWH.
Num 31:31 And Moshe and El’azar the priest did as YHWH commanded Moshe.
(Wednesday Morning Portion)
Num 31:32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six
hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,
Num 31:33 And sixty and twelve thousand oxen,
Num 31:34 And sixty and one thousand donkeys,
Num 31:35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by
lying with him.
Num 31:36 And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number
three hundred thousand and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep:
Num 31:37 And YHWH’S tribute of the sheep was six hundred and sixty and fifteen.
Num 31:38 And the oxen were thirty and six thousand; of which YHWH’S tribute was sixty and
Num 31:39 And the donkeys were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which YHWH’S tribute
was sixty and one.
Num 31:40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which YHWH’S tribute was thirty and
two persons.
Num 31:41 And Moshe gave the tribute, which was YHWH’S heave offering, unto El’azar the
priest, as YHWH commanded Moshe.
Reader 5 (Wednesday Evening Portion)
Num 31:42 And of the children of Yisra’el’s half, which Moshe divided from the men that
Num 31:43 (Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three hundred thousand
and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep,
Num 31:44 And thirty and six thousand oxen,
Num 31:45 And thirty thousand donkeys and five hundred,
Num 31:46 And sixteen thousand persons;)
Num 31:47 Even of the children of Yisra’el’s half, Moshe took one portion of fifty, both of man
and of beast, and gave them unto the Levi’im, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of
YHWH; as YHWH commanded Moshe.
Num 31:48 And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands,
and captains of hundreds, came near unto Moshe:
(Thurdsay Morning Portion)
Num 31:49 And they said unto Moshe, Your servants have taken the sum of the men of war
which are under our charge, and there lacks not one man of us.
Num 31:50 We have therefore brought an oblation for YHWH, what every man has gotten, of
jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for
our souls before YHWH.
Num 31:51 And Moshe and El’azar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.
Num 31:52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to YHWH, of the captains of
thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty
Num 31:53 (For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.)
Num 31:54 And Moshe and El’azar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of
hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the congregation, for a memorial for the
children of Yisra’el before YHWH.
Reader 6 (Thursday Evening Portion)
Num 32:1 Now the children of Re’uven and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of
cattle: and when they saw the land of Ya’zer, and the land of Gil’ad, that, behold, the place
was a place for cattle;
Num 32:2 The children of Gad and the children of Re’uven came and spoke unto Moshe, and to
El’azar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying,
Num 32:3 Atrot, and Divon, and Ya’zer, and Nimrah, and Cheshbon, and El’aleh, and Sevam,
and Nevo, and Be’on,
Num 32:4 Even the country which YHWH smote before the congregation of Yisra’el, is a land
for cattle, and your servants have cattle:
Num 32:5 Wherefore, said they, if we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given unto
your servants for a possession, and bring us not over Yarden.
Num 32:6 And Moshe said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Re’uven, Shall your
brethren go to war, and shall you sit here?
Num 32:7 And why discourage you the heart of the children of Yisra’el from going over into the
land which YHWH has given them?
Num 32:8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadeshbarnea to see the land.
Num 32:9 For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged
the heart of the children of Yisra’el, that they should not go into the land which YHWH had
given them.
Num 32:10 And YHWH’S anger was kindled the same time, and he swore, saying,
Num 32:11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and
upward, shall see the land which I swore unto Avraham, unto Yitzchak, and unto Ya’akov;
because they have not wholly followed me:
Num 32:12 Save Kalev the son of Yefunneh the Kenizzi, and Yahushua the son of Nun: for they
have wholly followed YHWH.
Num 32:13 And YHWH’S anger was kindled against Yisra’el, and he made them wander in the
wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of YHWH, was
Num 32:14 And, behold, you are risen up in your fathers’ stead, an increase of sinful men, to
augment yet the fierce anger of YHWH toward Yisra’el.
Num 32:15 For if you turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness;
and you shall destroy all this people.
Num 32:16 And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle,
and cities for our little ones:
Num 32:17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Yisra’el, until we have
brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of
the inhabitants of the land.
Num 32:18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Yisra’el have inherited
every man his inheritance.
Num 32:19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Yarden, or forward; because our
inheritance is fallen to us on this side Yarden eastward.
Reader 7 (6th Day Friday Morning Double Portion)
Num 32:20 And Moshe said unto them, If you will do this thing, if you will go armed before
YHWH to war,
Num 32:21 And will go all of you armed over Yarden before YHWH, until He has driven out his
enemies from before him,
Num 32:22 And the land be subdued before YHWH: then afterward you shall return, and be
guiltless before YHWH, and before Yisra’el; and this land shall be your possession before
Num 32:23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against YHWH: and be sure your
sin will find you out.
Num 32:24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which has
proceeded out of your mouth.
Num 32:25 And the children of Gad and the children of Re’uven spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Your servants will do as my adon commands.
Num 32:26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of
Num 32:27 But your servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before YHWH to battle,
as my adon saith.
Num 32:28 So concerning them Moshe commanded El’azar the priest, and Yahushua the son of
Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Yisra’el:
Num 32:29 And Moshe said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Re’uven will
pass with you over Yarden, every man armed to battle, before YHWH, and the land shall be
subdued before you; then you shall give them the land of Gil’ad for a possession:
Num 32:30 But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among
you in the land of Kena’an.
Num 32:31 And the children of Gad and the children of Re’uven answered, saying, As YHWH
has said unto your servants, so will we do.
Num 32:32 We will pass over armed before YHWH into the land of Kena’an, that the
possession of our inheritance on this side Yarden may be ours.
Num 32:33 And Moshe gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of
Re’uven, and unto half the tribe of Manasheh the son of Yosef, the kingdom of Sichon king
of the Amori, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the
coasts, even the cities of the country round about.
Num 32:34 And the children of Gad built Divon, and Atrot, and Aroer,
Num 32:35 And Atrot-Shofan, and Ya’zer, and Yogbehah,
Num 32:36 And Beit-Nimrah, and Beit-Charan, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.
Num 32:37 And the children of Re’uven built Cheshbon, and El’aleh, and Kiryatayim,
Num 32:38 And Nevo, and Ba’al-me’on, (their names being changed,) and Sivmah: and gave
other names unto the cities which they built.
Num 32:39 And the children of Machir the son of Manasheh went to Gil’ad, and took it, and
dispossessed the Amori which was in it.
Num 32:40 And Moshe gave Gil’ad unto Machir the son of Manasheh; and he dwelt therein.
Num 32:41 And Ya’ir the son of Manasheh went and took the small towns thereof, and called
them Chavot-Ya’ir.
Num 32:42 And Novach went and took Kenat, and the villages thereof, and called it Novach,
after his own name.
Haftarah (Shabbat Evening Portion)
Jer 1:1 The words of Yermeyahu the son of Chilkiyah, of the priests that were in Anatot in the
land of Ben’yamin:
Jer 1:2 To whom the word of YHWH came in the days of Yoshiyahu the son of Amon king of
Yahudah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.
Jer 1:3 It came also in the days of Yehoiakim the son of Yoshiyahu king of Yahudah, unto the
end of the eleventh year of Tzidekiyahu the son of Yoshiyahu king of Yahudah, unto the
carrying away of Yahrushalayim captive in the fifth month.
Jer 1:4 Then the word of YHWH came unto me, saying,
Jer 1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb
I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations.
Jer 1:6 Then said I, Ah, Adonai YHWH! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
Jer 1:7 But YHWH said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for you shall go to all that I shall send
you, and whatsoever I command you, you shall speak.
Jer 1:8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with you to deliver you, saith YHWH.
Jer 1:9 Then YHWH put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And YHWH said unto me,
Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.
Jer 1:10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to
pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Jer 1:11 Moreover the word of YHWH came unto me, saying, Yermeyahu, what see you? And I
said, I see a rod of an almond tree.
Jer 1:12 Then said YHWH unto me, You have well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
Jer 1:13 And the word of YHWH came unto me the second time, saying, What see you? And I
said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.
Jer 1:14 Then YHWH said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the
inhabitants of the land.
Jer 1:15 For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith YHWH; and they
shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of
Yahrushalayim, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of
Jer 1:16 And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have
forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other elohim, and worshipped the works of their
own hands.
Jer 1:17 You therefore gird up your loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command
you: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound you before them.
Jer 1:18 For, behold, I have made you this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and copper
walls against the whole land, against the kings of Yahudah, against the princes thereof,
against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.
Jer 1:19 And they shall fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with
you, saith YHWH, to deliver you.
Jer 2:1 Moreover the word of YHWH came to me, saying,
Jer 2:2 Go and cry in the ears of Yahrushalayim, saying, Thus saith YHWH; I remember you,
the kindness of your youth, the love of your espousals, when you went after me in the
wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
Jer 2:3 Yisra’el was holiness unto YHWH, and the firstfruits of His increase: all that devour
him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith YHWH.
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