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–  YHWH told Moshe to tell the children of Yisra’el to bring freewill offerings to make the tabernacle
–  The commandment to make the ark and put the testimony in it
–  The commandment to make the mercy seat and the two Keruvim
–  The commandment to make the showbread table and set showbread before Him always
–  The commandment to make the menorah
–  The commandment to make the curtains and covering of the tabernacle
–  The commandment to make the boards of the tabernacle
–  The commandment to make the walls of the tabernacle
–  The commandment to make the vail that separates the holy and the most holy
–  The arrangement for the items in the tabernacle and command to make the 5 pillars and door hanging
–  The commandment to make the altar of copper
–  The command to make the hangings, pillars, and sockets of the court
–  The commandment to make the gate of the courtyard
–  Haftarah – The story of Shlomo building the temple

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

Terumah “Heave Offering”
Ex 25:1 – 27:19 , 1 Kings 4:29 – 6:13

Reader 1 (Saturday Evening Portion)

–  YHWH told Moshe to tell the children of Yisra’el to bring freewill offerings to make the tabernacle

Exo 25:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Exo 25:2 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, that they bring me an offering: of every man
that gives it willingly with his heart you shall take * my offering.
Exo 25:3 And this is the offering which you shall take of them; gold, and silver, and copper,
Exo 25:4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair,
Exo 25:5 And rams’ skins dyed red, and tachash skins, and shittim wood,
Exo 25:6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,
Exo 25:7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.
Exo 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
Exo 25:9 According to all that I show * you, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the
pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall you make it.

(Sunday Morning Portion)

–  The commandment to make the ark and put the testimony in it

Exo 25:10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the
length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height
thereof.
Exo 25:11 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, within and without shall you overlay it,
and shall make upon it a crown of gold round about.
Exo 25:12 And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners
thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.
Exo 25:13 And you shall make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
Exo 25:14 And you shall put * the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, * that the ark
may be borne with them.
Exo 25:15 The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it.
Exo 25:16 And you shall put into the ark * the testimony which I shall give you.

Reader 2 (Sunday Evening Portion)

–  The commandment to make the mercy seat and the two Keruvim

Exo 25:17 And you shall make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the
length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
Exo 25:18 And you shall make two keruvim of gold, of beaten work shall you make them, in
the two ends of the mercy seat.
Exo 25:19 And make one keruv on the one end, and the other keruv on the other end: even
of the mercy seat shall you make * the keruvim on the two ends thereof.
Exo 25:20 And the keruvim shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat
with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the
faces of the keruvim be.
Exo 25:21 And you shall put * the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark you shall
put * the testimony that I shall give you.
Exo 25:22 And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the
mercy seat, from between the two keruvim which are upon the ark of the testimony, * of all
things which I will give you in commandment * unto the children of Yisra’el.

(Monday Morning Portion)

–  The commandment to make the showbread table and set showbread before Him always

Exo 25:23 You shall also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length
thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
Exo 25:24 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round
about.
Exo 25:25 And you shall make unto it a border of a hand breadth round about, and you shall
make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.
Exo 25:26 And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and put * the rings in the four
corners that are on the four feet thereof.
Exo 25:27 Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear * the
table.
Exo 25:28 And you shall make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that
the table may be borne with them.
Exo 25:29 And you shall make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof,
and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shall you make them.
Exo 25:30 And you shall set upon the table showbread before me always.

Reader 3 (Monday Evening Portion)

–  The commandment to make the menorah

Exo 25:31 And you shall make a menorah of pure gold: of beaten work shall the menorah be
made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
Exo 25:32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the menorah
out of the one side, and three branches of the menorah out of the other side:
Exo 25:33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch;
and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the
six branches that come out of the menorah.
Exo 25:34 And in the menorah shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops
and their flowers.
Exo 25:35 And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two
branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six
branches that proceed out of the menorah.
Exo 25:36 Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be one beaten
work of pure gold.
Exo 25:37 And you shall make * the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light * the lamps
thereof, that they may give light over against it.
Exo 25:38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold.
Exo 25:39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.
Exo 25:40 And look that you make them after their pattern, which was showed you in the
mount.

(Tuesday Morning Portion)

–  The commandment to make the curtains and covering of the tabernacle

Exo 26:1 Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and
blue, and purple, and scarlet: with keruvim of cunning work shall you make them.
Exo 26:2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one
curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.
Exo 26:3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains
shall be coupled one to another.
Exo 26:4 And you shall make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the
selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shall you make in the uttermost edge of another
curtain, in the coupling of the second.
Exo 26:5 Fifty loops shall you make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shall you make in the
edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of
another.
Exo 26:6 And you shall make fifty tacks of gold, and couple * the curtains together with the
tacks: and it shall be one tabernacle.
Exo 26:7 And you shall make curtains of goats’ hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle:
eleven curtains shall you make.
Exo 26:8 The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four
cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.
Exo 26:9 And you shall couple * five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves,
and shall double the sixth * curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.
Exo 26:10 And you shall make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in
the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which couples the second.
Exo 26:11 And you shall make fifty tacks of copper, and put * the tacks into the loops, and
couple * the tent together, that it may be one.
Exo 26:12 And the remnant that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that
remains, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.
Exo 26:13 And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remains in
the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this
side and on that side, to cover it.
Exo 26:14 And you shall make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering
above of tachash skins.

Reader 4 (Tuesday Evening Portion)

–  The commandment to make the boards of the tabernacle

Exo 26:15 And you shall make * boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.
Exo 26:16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the
breadth of one board.
Exo 26:17 Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order one against another: thus
shall you make for all the boards of the tabernacle.

(Wednesday Morning Portion)

–  The commandment to make the walls of the tabernacle

Exo 26:18 And you shall make * the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south
side southward.
Exo 26:19 And you shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets
under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two
tenons.
Exo 26:20 And for the second side of the tabernacle on the north side there shall be twenty
boards:
Exo 26:21 And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets
under another board.
Exo 26:22 And for the sides of the tabernacle westward you shall make six boards.
Exo 26:23 And two boards shall you make for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
Exo 26:24 And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together
above the head of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two
corners.
Exo 26:25 And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two
sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
Exo 26:26 And you shall make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the
tabernacle,
Exo 26:27 And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for
the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the two sides westward.
Exo 26:28 And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to end.
Exo 26:29 And you shall overlay * the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for
places for the bars: and you shall overlay the bars with gold.
Exo 26:30 And you shall rear up * the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was
showed you in the mount.

Reader 5 (Wednesday Evening Portion)

–  The commandment to make the vail that separates the holy and the most holy

Exo 26:31 And you shall make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of
cunning work: with keruvim shall it be made:
Exo 26:32 And you shall hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their
hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
Exo 26:33 And you shall hang up * the vail under the tacks, that you may bring in there
within the vail * the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy
place and the most holy.

(Thursday Morning Portion)

–  The arrangement for the items in the tabernacle and command to make the 5 pillars and door hanging

Exo 26:34 And you shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy
place.
Exo 26:35 And you shall set * the table outside the vail, and the menorah over against the
table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and you shall put the table on the north
side.
Exo 26:36 And you shall make a hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.
Exo 26:37 And you shall make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them
with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and you shall cast five sockets of copper for
them.

Reader 6 (Thursday Evening Portion)

–  The commandment to make the altar of copper

Exo 27:1 And you shall make * an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits
broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits.
Exo 27:2 And you shall make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be
of the same: and you shall overlay it with copper.
Exo 27:3 And you shall make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons,
and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof you shall make of copper.
Exo 27:4 And you shall make for it a grate of network of copper; and upon the net shall you
make four copper rings in the four corners thereof.
Exo 27:5 And you shall put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be
even to the midst of the altar.
Exo 27:6 And you shall make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them
with copper.
Exo 27:7 * And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two
sides of the altar, to bear it.
Exo 27:8 Hollow with boards shall you make it: as it was showed you in the mount, so shall
they make it.

Reader 7 (6th Day Friday Morning Double Portion)

–  The command to make the hangings, pillars, and sockets of the court

Exo 27:9 And you shall make * the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward
there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of a hundred cubits long for one
side:
Exo 27:10 And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of copper; the
hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.
Exo 27:11 And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of a hundred
cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of copper; the hooks of the
pillars and their fillets of silver.
Exo 27:12 And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits:
their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.
Exo 27:13 And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.
Exo 27:14 The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and
their sockets three.
Exo 27:15 And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their
sockets three.

–  The commandment to make the gate of the courtyard

Exo 27:16 And for the gate of the court shall be a hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall
be four, and their sockets four.
Exo 27:17 All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall
be of silver, and their sockets of copper.
Exo 27:18 The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty
everywhere, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of copper.
Exo 27:19 All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof,
and all the pins of the court, shall be of copper.

Haftarah (Shabbat Evening Portion)

–  Haftarah – The story of Shlomo building the temple

1Ki 4:29 And Elohim gave Shlomo wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and
largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
1Ki 4:30 And Shlomo’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country,
and all the wisdom of Mitzrayim.
1Ki 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Aythan the Ezrachi, and Hayman, and Kalkol,
and Darda, the sons of Machol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
1Ki 4:32 And he spoke three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
1Ki 4:33 And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Levanon even unto the hyssop
that springs out of the wall: he spoke also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and
of fish.
1Ki 4:34 And there came of all people to hear * the wisdom of Shlomo, from all kings of the
earth, which had heard * of his wisdom.
1Ki 5:1 And Chiram king of Tzor sent * his servants unto Shlomo; for he had heard that they
had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Chiram was ever a lover of Dawid.
1Ki 5:2 And Shlomo sent to Chiram, saying,
1Ki 5:3 You know how that * Dawid my father could not build a house unto the name of
YHWH his Elohim for the wars which were about him on every side, until YHWH put them
under the soles of his feet.
1Ki 5:4 But now YHWH my Elohim has given me rest on every side, so that there is neither
adversary nor evil occurrent.
1Ki 5:5 And, behold, I purpose to build a house unto the name of YHWH my Elohim, as
YHWH spoke unto Dawid my father, saying, Your son, whom I will set upon your throne in
your room, he shall build a house unto my name.
1Ki 5:6 Now therefore command you that they hew me cedar trees out of Levanon; and my
servants shall be with your servants: and unto you will I give hire for your servants
according to all that you shall appoint: for you know that there is not among us any that can
skill to hew timber like unto the Tzidonim.
1Ki 5:7 And it came to pass, when Chiram heard * the words of Shlomo, that he rejoiced
greatly, and said, Blessed be YHWH this day, which has given unto Dawid a wise son over
this great people.
1Ki 5:8 And Chiram sent to Shlomo, saying, I have considered * the things which you sent to
me for: and I will do * all your desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of
fir.
1Ki 5:9 My servants shall bring them down from Levanon unto the sea: and I will convey
them by sea in floats unto the place that you shall appoint me, and will cause them to be
discharged there, and you shall receive them: and you shall accomplish * my desire, in
giving food for my household.
1Ki 5:10 So Chiram gave Shlomo cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.
1Ki 5:11 And Shlomo gave Chiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his
household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Shlomo to Chiram year by year.
1Ki 5:12 And YHWH gave Shlomo wisdom, as He promised him: and there was peace
between Chiram and Shlomo; and they two made a league together.
1Ki 5:13 And king Shlomo raised a levy out of all Yisra’el; and the levy was thirty thousand
men.
1Ki 5:14 And he sent them to Levanon, ten thousand a month by courses: a month they were
in Levanon, and two months at home: and Adoniram was over the levy.
1Ki 5:15 And Shlomo had seventy thousand that bore burdens, and eighty thousand hewers
in the mountains;
1Ki 5:16 Beside the chief of Shlomo’s officers which were over the work, three thousand and
three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.
1Ki 5:17 And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed
stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
1Ki 5:18 And Shlomo’s builders and Chiram’s builders did hew them, and the stonesquarers:
so they prepared timber and stones to build the house.
1Ki 6:1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of
Yisra’el were come out of the land of Mitzrayim, in the fourth year of Shlomo’s reign over
Yisra’el, in the month Ziv, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of
YHWH.
1Ki 6:2 And the house which king Shlomo built for YHWH, the length thereof was sixty
cubits, and the breadth thereof twenty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits.
1Ki 6:3 And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length thereof,
according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth thereof before the
house.
1Ki 6:4 And for the house he made windows of narrow lights.
1Ki 6:5 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of
the house round about, * both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round
about:
1Ki 6:6 The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad,
and the third was seven cubits broad: for outside in the wall of the house he made narrowed
rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.
1Ki 6:7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was
brought there: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the
house, while it was in building.
1Ki 6:8 The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went
up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.
1Ki 6:9 So he built * the house, and finished it; and covered * the house with beams and
boards of cedar.
1Ki 6:10 And then he built * chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested
on * the house with timber of cedar.
1Ki 6:11 And the word of YHWH came to Shlomo, saying,
1Ki 6:12 Concerning this house which you are in building, if you will walk in my statutes,
and execute my judgments, and keep * all my commandments to walk in them; then will I
perform * my word with you, which I spoke unto Dawid your father:
1Ki 6:13 And I will dwell among the children of Yisra’el, and will not forsake * my people
Yisra’el.
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