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–  Elohim Commands Moshe to count all of the sons of Gershom, Merari, Kehati, and Levi who are able to serve in the tabernacle
–  Gershom is put in charge of the tabernacle coverings
–  Merari is put in charge of the boards and the framework of the tabernacle
–  All the people with leprosy, issues, and those defiled by the dead are sent outside the camp
–  The law of trespasses is given
–  The laws of Jealousy are given
–  The law of the Natzari vow is given
–  The Aharonic blessing is given
–  The Altar is dedicated by the 12 princes over 12 days
–  Haftarah – talks about the promise of Shimson

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

Nasso “Make an Accounting”
Num 4:21 – 7:89 , Judges 13:2 – 25
Reader 1 (Saturday Evening Portion)
Num 4:21 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Num 4:22 Take also * the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses of their fathers,
by their families;
Num 4:23 From thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shall you number them; all
that enter in to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Num 4:24 This is the service of the families of the Gershoni, to serve, and for burdens:
Num 4:25 And they shall bear * the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the
congregation, his covering, and the covering of the takhash skins that is above upon it, and
the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
Num 4:26 And the hangings of the court, and the hanging for the door of the gate of the court,
which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the
instruments of their service, and all that is made for them: so shall they serve.
Num 4:27 At the appointment of Aharon and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the
Gershoni, in all their burdens, and in all their service: and you shall appoint unto them in
charge * all their burdens.
Num 4:28 This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the
congregation: and their charge shall be under the hand of Itamar the son of Aharon the
priest.
(Sunday Morning Portion)
Num 4:29 As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them after their families, by the house of
their fathers;
Num 4:30 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shall you number them,
every one that enters into the service, to do * the work of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Num 4:31 And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle
of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars
thereof, and sockets thereof,
Num 4:32 And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their
cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name you shall reckon *
the instruments of the charge of their burden.
Num 4:33 This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service,
in the tabernacle of the congregation, under the hand of Itamar the son of Aharon the priest.
Num 4:34 And Moshe and Aharon and the chief of the congregation numbered * the sons of the
Kehati after their families, and after the house of their fathers,
Num 4:35 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that enters into
the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation:
Num 4:36 And those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven
hundred and fifty.
Num 4:37 These were they that were numbered of the families of the Kehati, all that might do
service in the tabernacle of the congregation, which Moshe and Aharon did number
according to the commandment of YHWH by the hand of Moshe.
Reader 2 (Sunday Evening Portion)
Num 4:38 And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, throughout their families,
and by the house of their fathers,
Num 4:39 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that enters into
the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,
Num 4:40 Even those that were numbered of them, throughout their families, by the house of
their fathers, were two thousand and six hundred and thirty.
Num 4:41 These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, of all that
might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, whom Moshe and Aharon did
number according to the commandment of YHWH.
Num 4:42 And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, throughout their
families, by the house of their fathers,
Num 4:43 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that enters into
the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,
Num 4:44 Even those that were numbered of them after their families, were three thousand
and two hundred.
Num 4:45 These are those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom
Moshe and Aharon numbered according to the word of YHWH by the hand of Moshe.
(Monday Morning Portion)
Num 4:46 All those that were numbered * of the Levi’im, whom Moshe and Aharon and the
chief of Yisra’el numbered, after their families, and after the house of their fathers,
Num 4:47 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that came to do
the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the
congregation,
Num 4:48 Even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and
eighty.
Num 4:49 According to the commandment of YHWH they were numbered by the hand of
Moshe, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they
numbered of him, as YHWH commanded * Moshe.
Reader 3 (Monday Evening Portion)
Num 5:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Num 5:2 Command * the children of Yisra’el, that they put out of the camp every leper, and
everyone that has an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead:
Num 5:3 Both male and female shall you put out, outside the camp shall you put them; that
they defile not * their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell.
Num 5:4 And the children of Yisra’el did so, and put them out * ouside the camp: as YHWH
spoke unto Moshe, so did the children of Yisra’el.
(Tuesday Morning Portion)
Num 5:5 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Num 5:6 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that
men commit, to do a trespass against YHWH, and that person be guilty;
Num 5:7 Then they shall confess * their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his
* trespass with the principal thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto
him against whom he has trespassed.
Num 5:8 But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass be
recompensed unto YHWH, to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement, whereby an
atonement shall be made for him.
Num 5:9 And every offering of all the holy things of the children of Yisra’el, which they bring
unto the priest, shall be his.
Num 5:10 And every man’s * hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man gives the priest,
it shall be his.
Reader 4 (Tuesday Evening Portion)
Num 5:11 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Num 5:12 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, and say unto them, If any man’s wife go aside,
and commit a trespass against him,
Num 5:13 And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be
kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with
the manner;
Num 5:14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous * of his wife, and she be
defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous * of his wife, and she be
not defiled:
Num 5:15 Then shall the man bring * his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring * her offering
for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put
frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing
lawlessness to remembrance.
Num 5:16 And the priest shall bring her near, * and set her before YHWH:
Num 5:17 And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the
floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:
Num 5:18 And the priest shall set * the woman before YHWH, and uncover * the woman’s
head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the
priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causes the curse:
Num 5:19 And the priest shall charge her by an oath, * and say unto the woman, If no man has
lain with you, and if you have not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of your
husband, be you free from this bitter water that causes the curse:
Num 5:20 But if you have gone aside to another instead of your husband, and if you be defiled,
and some man has lain * with you beside your husband:
Num 5:21 Then the priest shall charge * the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall
say unto the woman, YHWH make you a curse and an oath among your people, when
YHWH does make * your thigh to rot, and your belly to swell;
Num 5:22 And this water that causes the curse shall go into your bowels, to make your belly to
swell, and your thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
Num 5:23 And the priest shall write these * curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with
the bitter water:
Num 5:24 And he shall cause * the woman to drink * the bitter water that causes the curse: and
the water that causes the curse shall enter into her, bitter.
Num 5:25 Then the priest shall take * the jealousy offering out of the woman’s hand, and shall
wave * the offering before YHWH, and offer it upon the altar:
Num 5:26 And the priest shall take a handful of the offering, * the memorial thereof, and burn
it upon the altar, and afterward shall cause * the woman to drink * the water.
Num 5:27 And when he has made her to drink * the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if
she be defiled, and has done trespass against her husband, that the water that causes the
curse shall enter into her, bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the
woman shall be a curse among her people.
Num 5:28 And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall
conceive seed.
Num 5:29 This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goes aside to another instead of her
husband, and is defiled;
Num 5:30 Or when the spirit of jealousy comes upon him, and he be jealous * over his wife, and
shall set * the woman before YHWH, and the priest shall execute upon her * all this law.
Num 5:31 Then shall the man be guiltless from lawlessness, and this woman shall bear * her
lawlessness.
(Wednesday Morning Portion)
Num 6:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Num 6:2 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, and say unto them, When either man or woman
shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Natzari, to separate themselves unto YHWH:
Num 6:3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of
wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist
grapes, or dried.
Num 6:4 All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from
the kernels even to the husk.
Num 6:5 All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until
the days be fulfilled, in the which he separates himself unto YHWH, he shall be holy, and
shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.
Num 6:6 All the days that he separates himself unto YHWH he shall come at no dead body.
Num 6:7 He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or
for his sister, when they die: because the consecration of his Elohim is upon his head.
Num 6:8 All the days of his separation he is holy unto YHWH.
Num 6:9 And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he has defiled the head of his
consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day
shall he shave it.
Num 6:10 And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons, to the priest,
to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:
Num 6:11 And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering,
and make an atonement for him, for that he sinned by the dead, and shall hallow * his head
that same day.
Num 6:12 And he shall consecrate unto YHWH * the days of his separation, and shall bring a
lamb of the first year for a trespass offering: but the days that were before shall be lost,
because his separation was defiled.
Num 6:13 And this is the law of the Natzari, when the days of his separation are fulfilled: he
shall be brought unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:
Num 6:14 And he shall offer * his offering unto YHWH, one he lamb of the first year without
blemish for a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish for a sin
offering, and one ram without blemish for peace offerings,
Num 6:15 And a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and wafers of
unleavened bread anointed with oil, and their minkha, and their drink offerings.
Num 6:16 And the priest shall bring them before YHWH, and shall offer * his sin offering, and
his burnt offering:
Num 6:17 And he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings unto YHWH, with the
basket of unleavened bread: the priest shall offer also * his minkha, and his drink offering.
Num 6:18 And the Natzari shall shave * the head of his separation at the door of the tabernacle
of the congregation, and shall take * the hair of the head of his separation, and put it in the
fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings.
Num 6:19 And the priest shall take * the sodden shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake
out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the
Natzari, after * the hair of his separation is shaven:
Num 6:20 And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before YHWH: this is holy for the
priest, with the wave breast and heave shoulder: and after that the Natzari may drink wine.
Num 6:21 This is the law of the Natzari who has vowed, and of his offering unto YHWH for his
separation, beside that that his hand shall get: according to the vow which he vowed, so he
must do after the law of his separation.
Num 6:22 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Num 6:23 Speak unto Aharon and unto his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless * the
children of Yisra’el, saying unto them,
Num 6:24 YHWH bless you, and keep you:
Num 6:25 YHWH make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you:
Num 6:26 YHWH lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Num 6:27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Yisra’el; and I will bless them.
Reader 5 (Wednesday Evening Portion)
Num 7:1 And it came to pass on the day that Moshe had fully set up * the tabernacle, and had
anointed it, and sanctified it, and all the instruments thereof, both the altar and all the
vessels thereof, and had anointed them, and sanctified them;
Num 7:2 That the princes of Yisra’el, heads of the house of their fathers, who were the princes
of the tribes, and were over them that were numbered, offered:
Num 7:3 And they brought * their offering before YHWH, six covered wagons, and twelve oxen;
a wagon for two of the princes, and for each one an ox: and they brought them before the
tabernacle.
Num 7:4 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Num 7:5 Take it of them, that they may be to do * the service of the tabernacle of the
congregation; and you shall give them unto the Levi’im, to every man according to his
service.
Num 7:6 And Moshe took * the wagons and the oxen, and gave them unto the Levi’im.
Num 7:7 * Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon, according to their
service:
Num 7:8 And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their
service, under the hand of Itamar the son of Aharon the priest.
Num 7:9 But unto the sons of Kehat he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary
belonging unto them was that they should bear upon their shoulders.
Num 7:10 And the princes offered * for dedicating of the altar in the day that it was anointed,
even the princes offered * their offering before the altar.
Num 7:11 And YHWH said unto Moshe, They shall offer * their offering, each prince on his day,
for the dedicating of the altar.
Num 7:12 And he that offered * his offering the first day was Nachshon the son of Ammi’nadav,
of the tribe of Yahudah:
Num 7:13 And his offering was one silver charger, the weight thereof was a hundred and thirty
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
were full of fine flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:14 One spoon of ten shekels of gold, full of incense:
Num 7:15 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:16 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:17 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Nachshon the son of Ammi’nadav.
Num 7:18 On the second day Netan’el the son of Tzu’ar, prince of Yissachar, did offer:
Num 7:19 He offered * for his offering one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred
and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both
of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:20 One spoon of gold of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:21 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:22 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:23 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Netan’el the son of Tzu’ar.
Num 7:24 On the third day Eli’av the son of Chelon, prince of the children of Zevulun,
Num 7:25 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
full of fine flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:26 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:27 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:28 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:29 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Eli’av the son of Chelon.
(Thursday Morning Portion)
Num 7:30 On the fourth day Elitzur the son of Shede’ur, prince of the children of Re’uven,
Num 7:31 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of a hundred and thirty shekels, one
silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine
flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:32 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:33 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:34 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:35 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Eli’tzur the son of Shede’ur.
Num 7:36 On the fifth day Shelumi’el the son of Tzuri’shaddai, prince of the children of
Shim’on,
Num 7:37 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
full of fine flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:38 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:39 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:40 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:41 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Shelumi’el the son of Tzuri’shaddai.
Reader 6 (Thursday Evening Portion)
Num 7:42 On the sixth day El’yasaph the son of De’u’el, prince of the children of Gad,
Num 7:43 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of a hundred and thirty shekels, a
silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine
flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:44 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:45 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:46 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:47 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of El’yasaph the son of De’u’el.
Num 7:48 On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Efrayim,
Num 7:49 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
full of fine flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:50 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:51 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:52 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:53 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Eli’shama the son of Ammi’hud.
Num 7:54 On the eighth day Gamli’el the son of Pedatzur, prince of the children of Manasheh:
Num 7:55 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of a hundred and thirty shekels, one
silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine
flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:56 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:57 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:58 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:59 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Gamli’el the son of Pedatzur.
Num 7:60 On the ninth day Avi’dan the son of Gid’oni, prince of the children of Benyamin,
Num 7:61 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
full of fine flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:62 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:63 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:64 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:65 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Avi’dan the son of Gid’oni.
Num 7:66 On the tenth day Achi’ezer the son of Ammi’shaddai, prince of the children of Dan,
Num 7:67 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
full of fine flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:68 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:69 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:70 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:71 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Achi’ezer the son of Ammi’shaddai.
Reader 7 (6th Day Friday Morning Double Portion)
Num 7:72 On the eleventh (*day) day Pagi’el the son of Okhran, prince of the children of Asher,
Num 7:73 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
full of fine flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:74 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:75 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:76 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:77 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Pagi’el the son of Okhran.
Num 7:78 On the twelfth (*day) day Achira the son of Enan, prince of the children of Naftali,
Num 7:79 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
full of fine flour mingled with oil for a minkha:
Num 7:80 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
Num 7:81 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
Num 7:82 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
Num 7:83 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of
the first year: this was the offering of Achira the son of Enan.
Num 7:84 This was the dedication of the altar, in the day when it was anointed, by the princes
of Yisra’el: twelve chargers of silver, twelve silver bowls, twelve spoons of gold:
Num 7:85 Each charger of silver weighing a hundred and thirty shekels, each bowl seventy: all
the silver vessels weighed two thousand and four hundred shekels, after the shekel of the
sanctuary:
Num 7:86 The golden spoons were twelve, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the
shekel of the sanctuary: all the gold of the spoons was a hundred and twenty shekels.
Num 7:87 All the oxen for the burnt offering were twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the lambs
of the first year twelve, with their minkha: and the kids of the goats for sin offering twelve.
Num 7:88 And all the oxen for the sacrifice of the peace offerings were twenty and four
bullocks, the rams sixty, the he goats sixty, the lambs of the first year sixty. This was the
dedication of the altar, after that it was anointed.
Num 7:89 And when Moshe was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with
Him, then he heard * the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was
upon the ark of testimony, from between the two keruvim: and He spoke unto him.
Haftarah (Shabbat Evening Portion)
Jdg 13:2 And there was a certain man of Tzor’ah, of the family of the Dani, whose name was
Manoach; and his wife was barren, and bore not.
Jdg 13:3 And the angel of YHWH appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now,
you are barren, and bear not: but you shall conceive, and bear a son.
Jdg 13:4 Now therefore beware, I pray you, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not
any unclean thing:
Jdg 13:5 For, lo, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the
child shall be a Natzari unto Elohim from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver * Yisra’el
out of the hand of the Pelishtim.
Jdg 13:6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of Elohim came unto me,
and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of Elohim, very terrible: but I
asked him not where he was, neither told he me his name:
Jdg 13:7 But he said unto me, Behold, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no
wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Natzari to
Elohim from the womb to the day of his death.
Jdg 13:8 Then Manoach intreated YHWH, and said, O my Adonai, let the man of Elohim which
you did send come again unto us, and teach us what we shall do unto the child that shall be
born.
Jdg 13:9 And Elohim hearkened to the voice of Manoach; and the angel of Elohim came again
unto the woman as she sat in the field: but Manoach her husband was not with her.
Jdg 13:10 And the woman made haste, and ran, and showed her husband, and said unto him,
Behold, the man has appeared unto me, that came unto me the other day.
Jdg 13:11 And Manoach arose, and went after his wife, and came to the man, and said unto him,
Are you the man that spoke unto the woman? And he said, I am.
Jdg 13:12 And Manoach said, Now let your words come to pass. How shall we order the child,
and how shall we do unto him?
Jdg 13:13 And the angel of YHWH said unto Manoach, Of all that I said unto the woman let her
beware.
Jdg 13:14 She may not eat of any thing that comes of the vine, neither let her drink wine or
strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing: all that I commanded her let her observe.
Jdg 13:15 And Manoach said unto the angel of YHWH, I pray you, let us detain you, until we
shall have made ready a kid for you.
Jdg 13:16 And the angel of YHWH said unto Manoach, Though you detain me, I will not eat of
your bread: and if you will offer a burnt offering, you must offer it unto YHWH. For
Manoach knew not that he was an angel of YHWH.
Jdg 13:17 And Manoach said unto the angel of YHWH, What is your name, that when your
sayings come to pass we may do you honor?
Jdg 13:18 And the angel of YHWH said unto him, Why ask you thus after my name, seeing it is
secret?
Jdg 13:19 So Manoach took * a kid with a minkha, and offered it upon a rock unto YHWH: and
the angel did wondrously; and Manoach and his wife looked on.
Jdg 13:20 For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that
the angel of YHWH ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoach and his wife looked on
it, and fell on their faces to the ground.
Jdg 13:21 But the angel of YHWH did no more appear to Manoach and to his wife. Then
Manoach knew that he was an angel of YHWH.
Jdg 13:22 And Manoach said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen Elohim.
Jdg 13:23 But his wife said unto him, If YHWH were pleased to kill us, he would not have
received a burnt offering and a minkha at our hands, neither would he have showed us * all
these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.
Jdg 13:24 And the woman bore a son, and called * his name Shimshon: and the child grew, and
YHWH blessed him.
Jdg 13:25 And the Spirit of YHWH began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between
Tzor’ah and Eshta’ol.
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