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– Yisra’el commanded to bring olive oil for the menorah and Aharon and his sons are to be priests
– The command to make the priestly garments
– The command given of how to make the ephod
– You shall make the breastplate of judgment with 12 stones for the 12 tribes of Yisra’el
– You shall put the Urim and Tummim in the breastplate of judgment
– The command to make the blue robes and hat with the gold plate that says “Kadosh YHWH”
– The command to make Aharon’s sons robes and linen garments
– Aharon and his sons are to bring a bull and two rams and a basket of unleavened cakes for an offering
– Aharon and his sons shall wash at the door of the tabernacle and put on the holy garments and be anointed with oil
– Aharon and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the bull and kill it at the door of the tabernacle
– You shall put the blood upon the alter and burn the inward parts and fat that covers them on the altar
– You shall burn the flesh, skin, and dung outside the camp as a sin offering
– Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the one ram and kill it and sprinkle the blood upon the altar
– You shall cut the ram in pieces and wash it and burn it on the altar to YHWH
– They shall put their hands upon the other ram and kill it and put the blood on the tip of their right ear, thumb, and big toe
– You shall take of the blood upon the altar and the oil and sprinkle Aharon and his sons and their garments
– You shall take the rump, the inward parts, the fat upon them, and the right shoulder and wave them before YHWH and burn them on the altar
– You shall take the breast of the ram of consecration and wave it before YHWH and it shall be their portion forever
– Aharon, his sons, and their sons after them shall be consecrated for 7 days before serving as priests
– For 7 days you shall offer a bull for a sin sacrifice and cleanse the altar and anoint it to sanctify it
– You shall offer a lamb of the first year, a minkha, and a drink offering morning and evening forever
– In the morning and evening YHWH shall meet His people and sanctify them and be their Elohim
– Instruction on how to make the altar of incense and where it goes
– Aharon shall offer incense morning and evening on the altar of incense and shall atone for it with blood once a year
– Haftarah – Ezekiel is told to show the people the temple that they may be ashamed

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

Tetzaveh “You Shall Command”
Ex 27:20 – 30:10 , Eze 43:10 – 27

Reader 1 (Saturday Evening Portion)

– Yisra’el commanded to bring olive oil for the menorah and Aharon and his sons are to be priests

Exo 27:20 And you shall command * the children of Yisra’el, that they bring you pure oil
olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
Exo 27:21 In the tabernacle of the congregation outside the vail, which is before the
testimony, Aharon and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before YHWH: it
shall be a statute forever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Yisra’el.
Exo 28:1 And take you unto * you Aharon your brother, and his sons with him, from among
the children of Yisra’el, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aharon,
Nadav and Avihu, El’azar and Itamar, Aharon’s sons.

(Sunday Morning Portion)

– The command to make the priestly garments

Exo 28:2 And you shall make holy garments for Aharon your brother for glory and for
beauty.
Exo 28:3 And you shall speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the
spirit of wisdom, that they may make * Aharon’s garments to consecrate him, that he may
minister unto me in the priest’s office.
Exo 28:4 And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod,
and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments
for Aharon your brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

– The command given of how to make the ephod

Exo 28:5 And they shall take * gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
Exo 28:6 And they shall make * the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine
twined linen, with cunning work.
Exo 28:7 It shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof; and so
it shall be joined together.
Exo 28:8 And the curious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same,
according to the work thereof; even of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
linen.
Exo 28:9 And you shall take * two shoham stones, and grave on them the names of the
children of Yisra’el:
Exo 28:10 Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other
stone, according to their birth.
Exo 28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shall you
engrave * the two stones with the names of the children of Yisra’el: you shall make them to
be set in settings of gold.
Exo 28:12 And you shall put * the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of
memorial unto the children of Yisra’el: and Aharon shall bear their names before YHWH
upon his two shoulders for a memorial.

Reader 2 (Sunday Evening Portion)

– You shall make the breastplate of judgment with 12 stones for the 12 tribes of Yisra’el

Exo 28:13 And you shall make settings of gold;
Exo 28:14 And two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work shall you make them,
and fasten * the wreathen chains to the settings.
Exo 28:15 And you shall make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the
work of the ephod you shall make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of
fine twined linen, shall you make it.
Exo 28:16 Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a
span shall be the breadth thereof.
Exo 28:17 And you shall set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: odem, pitdaw,
and a bareket: this shall be the first row.
Exo 28:18 And the second row shall be a nofek, a sappir, and a yahalom.
Exo 28:19 And the third row a leshem, a shevu, and a akhlamah.
Exo 28:20 And the fourth row a tarsheesh, and a shoham, and a yahshefay: they shall be set
in gold in their inclosings.
Exo 28:21 And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Yisra’el, twelve,
according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they
be according to the twelve tribes.
Exo 28:22 And you shall make upon the breastplate chains at the ends of wreathen work of
pure gold.
Exo 28:23 And you shall make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put * the
two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
Exo 28:24 And you shall put * the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings which are on
the ends of the breastplate.
Exo 28:25 And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains you shall fasten in the two
settings, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod before it.
Exo 28:26 And you shall make two rings of gold, and you shall put them upon the two ends
of the breastplate in the border thereof, which is in the side of the ephod inward.
Exo 28:27 And two other rings of gold you shall make, and shall put them on the two sides
of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the other coupling
thereof, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
Exo 28:28 And they shall bind * the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the
ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the
breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.
Exo 28:29 And Aharon shall bear * the names of the children of Yisra’el in the breastplate of
judgment upon his heart, when he goes in unto the holy place, for a memorial before YHWH
continually.

(Monday Morning Portion)

– You shall put the Urim and Tummim in the breastplate of judgment

Exo 28:30 And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment * the Urim and the Tummim;
and they shall be upon Aharon’s heart, when he goes in before YHWH: and Aharon shall
bear * the judgment of the children of Yisra’el upon his heart before YHWH continually.

Reader 3 (Monday Evening Portion)

– The command to make the blue robes and hat with the gold plate that says “Kadosh YHWH”

Exo 28:31 And you shall make * the robe of the ephod all of blue.
Exo 28:32 And there shall be a hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a
binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a habergeon, that it
be not rent.
Exo 28:33 And beneath upon the hem of it you shall make pomegranates of blue, and of
purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof; and bells of gold between them round
about:
Exo 28:34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem
of the robe round about.
Exo 28:35 And it shall be upon Aharon to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he
goes in unto the holy place before YHWH, and when he comes out, that he die not.
Exo 28:36 And you shall make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of
a signet, “Kodesh YHWH”.
Exo 28:37 And you shall put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the
forefront of the mitre it shall be.
Exo 28:38 And it shall be upon Aharon’s forehead, that Aharon may bear * the lawlessnes of
the holy things, which the children of Yisra’el shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall
be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before YHWH.
Exo 28:39 And you shall embroider the coat of fine linen, and you shall make the mitre of
fine linen, and you shall make the girdle of needlework.

(Tuesday Morning Portion)

– The command to make Aharon’s sons robes and linen garments

Exo 28:40 And for Aharon’s sons you shall make coats, and you shall make for them girdles,
and bonnets shall you make for them, for glory and for beauty.
Exo 28:41 And you shall put them upon ** Aharon your brother, and his sons with him; and
shall anoint them, and consecrate * them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto
me in the priest’s office.
Exo 28:42 And you shall make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins
even unto the thighs they shall reach:
Exo 28:43 And they shall be upon Aharon, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the
tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy
place; that they bear not lawlessness, and die: it shall be a statute forever unto him and his
seed after him.

Reader 4 (Tuesday Evening Portion)

– Aharon and his sons are to bring a bull and two rams and a basket of unleavened cakes for an offering

Exo 29:1 And this is the thing that you shall do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto
me in the priest’s office: Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,
Exo 29:2 And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers
unleavened anointed with oil: of wheat flour shall you make them.
Exo 29:3 And you shall put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the
bullock and the two rams.

– Aharon and his sons shall wash at the door of the tabernacle and put on the holy garments and be anointed with oil

Exo 29:4 And Aharon and his sons you shall bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, and shall wash them with water.
Exo 29:5 And you shall take the garments, and put upon * Aharon * the coat, and the robe of
the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the
ephod:
Exo 29:6 And you shall put the mitre upon his head, and put * the holy crown upon the
mitre.
Exo 29:7 Then shall you take * the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
Exo 29:8 And you shall bring his sons, and put coats upon them.
Exo 29:9 And you shall gird them with girdles, Aharon and his sons, and put the bonnets on
them: and the priest’s office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and you shall consecrate
Aharon and his sons.

– Aharon and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the bull and kill it at the door of the tabernacle

Exo 29:10 * And you shall cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the
congregation: and Aharon and his sons shall put * their hands upon the head of the bullock.
Exo 29:11 And you shall kill * the bullock before YHWH, by the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation.

– You shall put the blood upon the alter and burn the inward parts and fat that covers them on the altar

Exo 29:12 And you shall take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the
altar with your finger, and pour all the blood beside the bottom of the altar.
Exo 29:13 And you shall take * all the fat that covers * the inwards, and the caul that is above
the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar.

– You shall burn the flesh, skin, and dung outside the camp as a sin offering

Exo 29:14 But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shall you burn with fire
outside the camp: it is a sin offering.

(Wednesday Morning Portion)

– Aharon and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the one ram and kill it and sprinkle the blood upon the altar

Exo 29:15 You shall also take one ram; and Aharon and his sons shall put * their hands upon
the head of the ram.
Exo 29:16 And you shall slay * the ram, and you shall take * his blood, and sprinkle it round
about upon the altar.

– You shall cut the ram in pieces and wash it and burn it on the altar to YHWH

Exo 29:17 And you shall cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and his legs,
and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head.
Exo 29:18 And you shall burn * the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto
YHWH: it is a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto YHWH.

Reader 5 (Wednesday Evening Portion)

– They shall put their hands upon the other ram and kill it and put the blood on the tip of their right ear, thumb, and big toe

Exo 29:19 And you shall take * the other ram; and Aharon and his sons shall put * their
hands upon the head of the ram.
Exo 29:20 Then shall you kill * the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the
right ear of Aharon, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of
their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle * the blood upon the
altar round about.

– You shall take of the blood upon the altar and the oil and sprinkle Aharon and his sons and their garments

Exo 29:21 And you shall take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and
sprinkle it upon Aharon, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments
of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’
garments with him.

– You shall take the rump, the inward parts, the fat upon them, and the right shoulder and wave them before YHWH and burn them on the altar

Exo 29:22 Also you shall take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covers * the
inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them,
and the right shoulder; for it is a ram of consecration:
Exo 29:23 And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the
basket of the unleavened bread that is before YHWH:
Exo 29:24 And you shall put all in the hands of Aharon, and in the hands of his sons; and
shall wave them for a wave offering before YHWH.
Exo 29:25 And you shall receive them of their hands, and burn them upon the altar for a
burnt offering, for a sweet savor before YHWH: it is an offering made by fire unto YHWH.

– You shall take the breast of the ram of consecration and wave it before YHWH and it shall be their portion forever

Exo 29:26 And you shall take * the breast of the ram of Aharon’s consecration, and wave it
for a wave offering before YHWH: and it shall be your part.
Exo 29:27 And you shall sanctify * the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the
heave offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, even
of that which is for Aharon, and of that which is for his sons:
Exo 29:28 And it shall be Aharon’s and his sons’ by a statute forever from the children of
Yisra’el: for it is a heave offering: and it shall be a heave offering from the children of Yisra’el
of the sacrifice of their peace offerings, even their heave offering unto YHWH.

(Thursday Morning Portion)

– Aharon, his sons, and their sons after them shall be consecrated for 7 days before serving as priests

Exo 29:29 And the holy garments of Aharon shall be his sons’ after him, to be anointed
therein, and to be consecrated * in them.
Exo 29:30 And that son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he
comes into the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy place.
Exo 29:31 And you shall take the ram of the consecration, and boil * his flesh in the holy
place.
Exo 29:32 And Aharon and his sons shall eat * the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in
the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Exo 29:33 And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate
* and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.
Exo 29:34 And if any of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread, remain unto the
morning, then you shall burn * the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is
holy.
Exo 29:35 And thus shall you do unto Aharon, and to his sons, according to all things which
I have commanded you: seven days shall you consecrate them.

– For 7 days you shall offer a bull for a sin sacrifice and cleanse the altar and anoint it to sanctify it

Exo 29:36 And you shall offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement: and you
shall cleanse the altar, when you have made an atonement for it, and you shall anoint it, to
sanctify it.
Exo 29:37 Seven days you shall make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall
be an altar most holy: whatsoever touches the altar shall be holy.

Reader 6 (Thursday Evening Portion)

– You shall offer a lamb of the first year, a minkha, and a drink offering morning and evening forever

Exo 29:38 Now this is that which you shall offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year
day by day continually.
Exo 29:39 * The one lamb you shall offer in the morning; and the other lamb you shall offer
at even:
Exo 29:40 And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin
of beaten oil; and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering.
Exo 29:41 And the other lamb you shall offer at even, and shall do thereto according to the
minkha of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savor, an
offering made by fire unto YHWH.
Exo 29:42 This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door
of the tabernacle of the congregation before YHWH: where I will meet you, to speak there
unto you.

– In the morning and evening YHWH shall meet His people and sanctify them and be their Elohim

Exo 29:43 And there I will meet with the children of Yisra’el, and the tabernacle shall be
sanctified by my glory.
Exo 29:44 And I will sanctify * the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will
sanctify also both Aharon and his sons, to minister to me in the priest’s office.
Exo 29:45 And I will dwell among the children of Yisra’el, and will be their Elohim.
Exo 29:46 And they shall know that I am YHWH their Elohim, that brought them forth * out
of the land of Mitzrayim, that I may dwell among them: I am YHWH their Elohim.

Reader 7 (6th Day Friday Morning Double Portion)

– Instruction on how to make the altar of incense and where it goes

Exo 30:1 And you shall make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood shall you make
it.
Exo 30:2 A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare
shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of the same.
Exo 30:3 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, * the top thereof, and the sides thereof
round about, and the horns thereof; and you shall make unto it a crown of gold round about.
Exo 30:4 And two golden rings shall you make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners
thereof, upon the two sides of it shall you make it; and they shall be for places for the staves
to bear it withal.
Exo 30:5 And you shall make * the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
Exo 30:6 And you shall put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the
mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.

– Aharon shall offer incense morning and evening on the altar of incense and shall atone for it with blood once a year

Exo 30:7 And Aharon shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresses *
the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
Exo 30:8 And when Aharon lights * the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a
perpetual incense before YHWH throughout your generations.
Exo 30:9 You shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor minkha;
neither shall you pour drink offering thereon.
Exo 30:10 And Aharon shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the
blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it
throughout your generations: it is most holy unto YHWH.

Haftarah (Shabbat Evening Portion)

– Yahchezkel is told to show the people the temple that they may be ashamed

Eze 43:10 You son of man, show * the house to the house * of Yisra’el, that they may be
ashamed of their lawlessness: and let them measure * the pattern.
Eze 43:11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the
house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and
all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the
laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep * the whole form thereof, and all
the ordinances thereof, and do them.
Eze 43:12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof
round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
Eze 43:13 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and a
hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border
thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall be the higher place of
the altar.
Eze 43:14 And from the bottom upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits,
and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four
cubits, and the breadth one cubit.
Eze 43:15 So the altar shall be four cubits; and from the altar and upward shall be four
horns.
Eze 43:16 And the altar shall be twelve cubits long, twelve broad, square in the four squares
thereof.
Eze 43:17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares
thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit
about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.
Eze 43:18 And he said unto me, Son of man, thus saith Adonai YHWH; These are the
ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt offerings thereon,
and to sprinkle blood thereon.
Eze 43:19 And you shall give to the priests the Levi’im that be of the seed of Tzadok, which
approach unto me, to minister unto me, saith Adonai YHWH, a young bullock for a sin
offering.
Eze 43:20 And you shall take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on
the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about: thus shall you cleanse and
purge it.
Eze 43:21 You shall take * the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the
appointed place of the house, outside the sanctuary.
Eze 43:22 And on the second day you shall offer a kid of the goats without blemish for a sin
offering; and they shall cleanse * the altar, as they did cleanse it with the bullock.
Eze 43:23 When you have made an end of cleansing it, you shall offer a young bullock
without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.
Eze 43:24 And you shall offer them before YHWH, and the priests shall cast salt upon them,
and they shall offer them up * for a burnt offering unto YHWH.
Eze 43:25 Seven days shall you prepare every day a goat for a sin offering: they shall also
prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.
Eze 43:26 Seven days shall they purge * the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate
themselves.
Eze 43:27 And when * these days are expired, it shall be, that upon the eighth day, and so
forward, the priests shall make * your burnt offerings upon the altar, and your peace
offerings; and I will accept you, saith Adonai YHWH.

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