Bullet Point Summary
– All the People shall stand before YHWH
– You shall enter a covenant with YHWH this day
– YHWH makes the covenant with you so He can make you His people and be your Elohim
– The covenant is not just with them but with others also who are not there
– If you follow after the idolatry of the people you passed through you shall be cursed
– People will tell your children that the curses came because you forsook YHWH
– If you return to Torah He will return you from captivity
– YHWH will regather you and circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your children
– YHWH will put curses upon those who hated you
– Prophecy of a return to Torah and the blessings
– Returning to Torah is not hard to do
– Command to love God, walk in His ways, and keep His Torah
– Punishment for turning to other gods
– The choice is yours
– Haftarah description of Tziyon the bride
Parashat Text with Readers and Daily Portions (Reader 1 Starts on Saturday Evening)
Nitzavim “You are standing”
Deut 29:10 – 30:20 , Isaiah 61:10 – 63:9
Reader 1 (Saturday Evening Portion)
Deu 29:10 You stand this day all of you before YHWH your Elohim; your captains of your
tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Yisra’el,
Deu 29:11 Your little ones, your wives, and your stranger that is in your camp, from the hewer
of your wood unto the drawer of your water:
(Sunday Morning Portion)
Deu 29:12 That you should enter into covenant with YHWH your Elohim, and into His oath,
which YHWH your Elohim makes with you this day:
Reader 2 (Sunday Evening Portion)
Deu 29:13 That He may establish you to day for a people unto Himself, and that He may be
unto you a Elohim, as He has said unto you, and as He has sworn unto you fathers, to
Avraham, to Yitzchak, and to Ya’akov.
(Monday Morning Portion)
Deu 29:14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
Deu 29:15 But with him that stands here with us this day before YHWH your Elohim, and also
with him that is not here with us this day:
Reader 3 (Monday Evening Portion)
Deu 29:16 (For you know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through
the nations which you passed by;
Deu 29:17 And you have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and
gold, which were among them:)
Deu 29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart
turns away this day from YHWH your Elohim, to go and serve the elohim of these nations;
lest there should be among you a root that bears gall and wormwood;
Deu 29:19 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in
his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of my heart, to add
drunkenness to thirst:
Deu 29:20 YHWH will not spare him, but then the anger of YHWH and His jealousy shall
smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him,
and YHWH shall blot out his name from under heaven.
Deu 29:21 And YHWH shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Yisra’el, according to
all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:
(Tuesday Morning Portion)
Deu 29:22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the
stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land,
and the sicknesses which YHWH has laid upon it;
Deu 29:23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not
sown, nor bears, nor any grass grows therein, like the overthrow of Sedom, and Amorrah,
Admah, and Tzevoyim, which YHWH overthrew in his anger, and in His wrath:
Deu 29:24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore has YHWH done thus unto this land? what
means the heat of this great anger?
Deu 29:25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of YHWH Elohim of
their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them forth out of the land of
Deu 29:26 For they went and served other elohim, and worshipped them, elohim whom they
knew not, and whom He had not given unto them:
Deu 29:27 And the anger of YHWH was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses
that are written in this book:
Deu 29:28 And YHWH rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great
indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
Deu 29:29 The secret things belong unto YHWH our Elohim: but those things which are
revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this
Reader 4 (Tuesday Evening Portion)
Deu 30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon you, the blessing and
the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the
nations, where YHWH your Elohim has driven you,
Deu 30:2 And shall return unto YHWH your Elohim, and shall obey His voice according to all
that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your
Deu 30:3 That then YHWH your Elohim will turn your captivity, and have compassion upon
you, and will return and gather you from all the nations, where YHWH your Elohim has
(Wednesday Morning Portion)
Deu 30:4 If any of yours be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from there will
YHWH your Elohim gather you, and from there will He fetch you:
Deu 30:5 And YHWH your Elohim will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed,
and you shall possess it; and He will do you good, and multiply you above your fathers.
Deu 30:6 And YHWH your Elohim will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to
love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live.
Reader 5 (Wednesday Evening Portion)
Deu 30:7 And YHWH your Elohim will put all these curses upon your enemies, and on them
that hate you, which persecuted you.
(Thursday Morning Portion)
Deu 30:8 And you shall return and obey the voice of YHWH, and do all His commandments
which I command you this day.
Deu 30:9 And YHWH your Elohim will make you plenteous in every work of your hand, in the
fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your land, for good: for
YHWH will again rejoice over you for good, as He rejoiced over your fathers:
Deu 30:10 If you shall hearken unto the voice of YHWH your Elohim, to keep His
commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if you turn
unto YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul.
Reader 6 (Thursday Evening Portion)
Deu 30:11 For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you,
neither is it far off.
Deu 30:12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring
it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Deu 30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, Who shall go over the sea for us,
and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Deu 30:14 But the word is very near unto you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may
Reader 7 (6th Day Friday Morning Double Portion)
Deu 30:15 See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil;
Deu 30:16 In that I command you this day to love YHWH your Elohim, to walk in His ways,
and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and
multiply: and YHWH your Elohim shall bless you in the land where you go to possess it.
Deu 30:17 But if your heart turn away, so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away, and
worship other elohim, and serve them;
Deu 30:18 I declare unto you this day, that you shall surely perish, and that you shall not
prolong your days upon the land, where you pass over Yarden to go to possess it.
Deu 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life
and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live:
Deu 30:20 That you may love YHWH your Elohim, and that you may obey His voice, and that
you may cleave unto Him: for He is your life, and the length of your days: that you may dwell
in the land which YHWH swore unto your fathers, to Avraham, to Yitzchak, and to Ya’akov,
to give them.
Haftarah (Shabbat Evening Portion)
Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in YHWH, my soul shall be joyful in my Elohim; for He has
clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of
righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adornes
herself with her jewels.
Isa 61:11 For as the earth brings forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are
sown in it to spring forth; so YHWH Elohim will cause righteousness and praise to spring
forth before all the nations.
Isa 62:1 For Tziyon’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Yahrushalayim’s sake I will not rest,
until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp
Isa 62:2 And the nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be
called by a new name, which the mouth of YHWH shall name.
Isa 62:3 You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of YHWH, and a royal diadem in the
hand of your Elohim.
Isa 62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed
Desolate: but you shall be called Cheftzi-Bah, and your land Beulah: for YHWH delights in
you, and your land shall be married.
Isa 62:5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you: and as the
bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your Elohim rejoice over you.
Isa 62:6 I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Yahrushalayim, which shall never hold their
peace day nor night: you that make mention of YHWH, keep not silence,
Isa 62:7 And give him no rest, till He establish, and till He make Yahrushalayim a praise in the
Isa 62:8 YHWH has sworn by His right hand, and by the arm of His strength, Surely I will no
more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not
drink your wine, for the which you has labored:
Isa 62:9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise YHWH; and they that have
brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
Isa 62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the people; cast up, cast up
the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
Isa 62:11 Behold, YHWH has proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say you to the daughter of
Tziyon, Behold, your salvation comes; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before
Isa 62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of YHWH: and you shall be
called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
Isa 63:1 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is
glorious in His apparel, travelling in the greatness of His strength? I that speak in
righteousness, mighty to save.
Isa 63:2 Wherefore are you red in your apparel, and your garments like him that treads in the
Isa 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I
will tread them in my anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled
upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
Isa 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
Isa 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to
uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
Isa 63:6 And I will tread down the people in my anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I
will bring down their strength to the earth.
Isa 63:7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of YHWH, and the praises of YHWH, according to
all that YHWH has bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Yisra’el,
which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies, and according to the multitude of
Isa 63:8 For He said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so He was their
Isa 63:9 In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the angel of His presence saved them: in His
love and in His pity he redeemed them; and He bare them, and carried them all the days of
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