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–  The law of the burnt offering is given
–  The priest shall put wood on the altar evening and morning for fire, it shall not go out
–  The law of the minkha (grain offering) is given, it shall be Aharon’s and his sons forever
–  The minkha offering of Aharon and his sons day and night is commanded
–  The laws concerning the sin offering is given
–  The laws concerning the trespass offering is given
–  The laws concerning the peace offering is given
–  Any unclean person who eats of the peace offering shall be cut off
–  You shall not eat the fat of a beast
–  You shall not eat any blood
–  The person who offers a peace offering must bring it to YHWH
–  The fat of the offering shall be burned and the breast shall be Aharon’s and his sons
–  The right shoulder shall be a heave offering and it shall be the priests who offered it
–  The wave breast and heave shoulder are for Aharon and his sons
–  The laws of the burnt offering, minkha, consecration, sin, tresspass, peace offering are given and the priests portions declared
–  Moshe brought Aharon and his sons with their offerings and all the people to the door of the tabernacle
–  Moshe clothed Aharon in the priestly garments
–  Moshe anointed the tabernacle and all therein
–  Moshe anointed Aharon
–  Moshe clothed Aharon’s sons in the priestly garments
–  Aharon and his sons killed the sin offering
–  Moshe took the blood and sanctified the altar
–  Aharon and his sons killed the ram for the burnt offering
–  Moshe sprinkled it upon the altar and offered it to YHWH
–  Aharon and his sons killed the ram of the consecration
–  Moshe put the blood on the right ear, right thumb, and right big toe of Aharon and his sons
–  Moshe took an unleavened cake, an oiled cake, and a wafer with the shoulder and put them in the priests hands to be waved
–  Then Moshe took them from the priests and burnt them on the altar
–  Moshe took the breast of the ram of consecration and waved it before YHWH it was his portion
–  Moshe sprinkled Aharon and his sons with the anointing oil and blood from the altar and told them to stay at the door 7 days
–  Haftarah – YHWH wants obedience from His people and they will not be made right by sacrifice if they are still sinning

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

Tzav “Command”
Leviticus 6:8 – 8:36 , Jeremiah 7:21 – 8:3; 9:23-24

Reader 1 (Saturday Evening Portion)

–  The law of the burnt offering is given

Lev 6:8 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Lev 6:9 Command * Aharon and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is
the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the
fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
Lev 6:10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put
upon his flesh, and take up * the ashes which the fire has consumed with the burnt offering
on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
Lev 6:11 And he shall put off * his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth *
the ashes outside the camp unto a clean place.

–  The priest shall put wood on the altar evening and morning for fire, it shall not go out

Lev 6:12 And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the
priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and
he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.
Lev 6:13 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.

(Sunday Morning Portion)

–  The law of the minkha (grain offering) is given, it shall be Aharon’s and his sons forever

Lev 6:14 And this is the law of the minkha: the sons of Aharon shall offer it before YHWH,
before the altar.
Lev 6:15 And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the minkha, and of the oil thereof,
and all the frankincense which is upon the minkha, and shall burn it upon the altar for a
sweet savor, even the memorial of it, unto YHWH.
Lev 6:16 And the remainder thereof shall Aharon and his sons eat: with unleavened bread
shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they
shall eat it.
Lev 6:17 It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my
offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.
Lev 6:18 All the males among the children of Aharon shall eat of it. It shall be a statute
forever in your generations concerning the offerings of YHWH made by fire: every one that
touches them shall be holy.

Reader 2 (Sunday Evening Portion)

–  The minkha offering of Aharon and his sons day and night is commanded

Lev 6:19 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Lev 6:20 This is the offering of Aharon and of his sons, which they shall offer unto YHWH in
the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a minkha perpetual,
half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.
Lev 6:21 In a pan it shall be made with oil; and when it is baked, you shall bring it in: and
the baked pieces of the minkha shall you offer for a sweet savor unto YHWH.
Lev 6:22 And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a statute
forever unto YHWH; it shall be wholly burnt.
Lev 6:23 For every minkha for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.

–  The laws concerning the sin offering is given

Lev 6:24 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Lev 6:25 Speak unto Aharon and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering: In the
place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before YHWH: it is
most holy.
Lev 6:26 The priest that offers it for sin * shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the
court of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Lev 6:27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled
of the blood thereof upon any garment, you shall wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the
holy place.
Lev 6:28 But the earthen vessel wherein it is boiled shall be broken: and if it be boiled in a
copper pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.
Lev 6:29 All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy.
Lev 6:30 And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the
congregation to reconcile in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.

(Monday Morning Portion)

–  The laws concerning the trespass offering is given

Lev 7:1 Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy.
Lev 7:2 In the place where they kill * the burnt offering shall they kill * the trespass offering:
and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.
Lev 7:3 And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof *; the rump, and the fat that covers * the
inwards,
Lev 7:4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul
that is above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away:
Lev 7:5 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto
YHWH: it is a trespass offering.
Lev 7:6 Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it
is most holy.
Lev 7:7 As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest
that makes atonement therewith shall have it.
Lev 7:8 And the priest that offers * any man’s burnt offering, the priest shall have to himself
the skin of the burnt offering which he has offered.
Lev 7:9 And all the minkha that is baked in the oven, and all that is dressed in the stew pan,
and in the baking pan, shall be the priest’s that offers it.
Lev 7:10 And every minkha, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of Aharon have, one
as much as another.

Reader 3 (Monday Evening Portion)

–  The laws concerning the peace offering is given

Lev 7:11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto
YHWH.
Lev 7:12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving
unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes
mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.
Lev 7:13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of
thanksgiving of his peace offerings.
Lev 7:14 And of it he shall offer one out of the whole offering for a heave offering unto
YHWH, and it shall be the priest’s that sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings.
Lev 7:15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten
the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.
Lev 7:16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten
the same day that he offered * his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall
be eaten:
Lev 7:17 But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with
fire.
Lev 7:18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the
third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offered it: it
shall be an abomination, and the soul that eats of it shall bear his lawlessness.

–  Any unclean person who eats of the peace offering shall be cut off

Lev 7:19 And the flesh that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt
with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof.
Lev 7:20 But the soul that eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that pertain
unto YHWH, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his
people.
Lev 7:21 Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or
any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of
peace offerings, which pertain unto YHWH, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

(Tuesday Morning Portion)

–  You shall not eat the fat of a beast

Lev 7:22 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Lev 7:23 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, saying, You shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or
of sheep, or of goat.
Lev 7:24 And the fat of the beast that dies of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with
beasts, may be used in any other use: but you shall in no wise eat of it.
Lev 7:25 For whosoever eats the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire
unto YHWH, even the soul that eats it shall be cut off from his people.

–  You shall not eat any blood

Lev 7:26 Moreover you shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any
of your dwellings.
Lev 7:27 Whatsoever soul it be that eats any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off
from his people.

–  The person who offers a peace offering must bring it to YHWH

Lev 7:28 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Lev 7:29 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, saying, He that offers * the sacrifice of his peace
offerings unto YHWH shall bring * his oblation unto YHWH of the sacrifice of his peace
offerings.
Lev 7:30 His own hands shall bring * the offerings of YHWH made by fire *, the fat with the
breast, it shall he bring *, that the breast may be waved * for a wave offering before YHWH.

–  The fat of the offering shall be burned and the breast shall be Aharon’s and his sons

Lev 7:31 And the priest shall burn * the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aharon’s
and his sons’.

–  The right shoulder shall be a heave offering and it shall be the priests who offered it

Lev 7:32 And the right shoulder shall you give unto the priest for a heave offering of the
sacrifices of your peace offerings.
Lev 7:33 He among the sons of Aharon, that offers * the blood of the peace offerings, and the
fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part.

–  The wave breast and heave shoulder are for Aharon and his sons

Lev 7:34 For * the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Yisra’el
from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aharon the priest
and unto his sons by a statute forever from among the children of Yisra’el.

–  The laws of the burnt offering, minkha, consecration, sin, tresspass, peace offering are given and the priests portions declared

Lev 7:35 This is the portion of the anointing of Aharon, and of the anointing of his sons, out
of the offerings of YHWH made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto
YHWH in the priest’s office;
Lev 7:36 Which YHWH commanded to be given them of the children of Yisra’el, in the day
that he anointed them, by a statute forever throughout their generations.
Lev 7:37 This is the law of the burnt offering, of the minkha, and of the sin offering, and of
the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings;
Lev 7:38 Which YHWH commanded * Moshe in mount Sinai, in the day that he
commanded * the children of Yisra’el to offer * their offerings unto YHWH, in the
wilderness of Sinai.

Reader 4 (Tuesday Evening Portion)

–  Moshe brought Aharon and his sons with their offerings and all the people to the door of the tabernacle

Lev 8:1 And YHWH spoke unto Moshe, saying,
Lev 8:2 Take * Aharon and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a
bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;
Lev 8:3 And gather you all the congregation together unto the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation.
Lev 8:4 And Moshe did as YHWH commanded him; and the assembly was gathered
together unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

–  Moshe clothed Aharon in the priestly garments

Lev 8:5 And Moshe said unto the congregation, This is the thing which YHWH commanded
to be done.
Lev 8:6 And Moshe brought * Aharon and his sons, and washed them with water.
Lev 8:7 And he put upon him * the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him
with the robe, and put * the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of
the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.
Lev 8:8 And he put * the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate * the Urim and
the Tummim.
Lev 8:9 And he put * the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, even upon his forefront,
did he put * the golden plate, the holy crown; as YHWH commanded * Moshe.

(Wednesday Morning Portion)

–  Moshe anointed the tabernacle and all therein

Lev 8:10 And Moshe took * the anointing oil, and anointed * the tabernacle and all that was
therein, and sanctified them.
Lev 8:11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed * the altar and
all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify them.

–  Moshe anointed Aharon

Lev 8:12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aharon’s head, and anointed him, to
sanctify him.

–  Moshe clothed Aharon’s sons in the priestly garments

Lev 8:13 And Moshe brought * Aharon’s sons, and put coats upon them, and girded them
with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as YHWH commanded * Moshe.

Reader 5 (Wednesday Evening Portion)

–  Aharon and his sons killed the sin offering

Lev 8:14 And he brought * the bullock for the sin offering: and Aharon and his sons laid *
their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.

–  Moshe took the blood and sanctified the altar

Lev 8:15 And he slew it; and Moshe took * the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar
round about with his finger, and purified * the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of
the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.
Lev 8:16 And he took * all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul above the liver,
and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moshe burned it upon the altar.
Lev 8:17 But the bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with fire outside the
camp; as YHWH commanded * Moshe.

(Thursday Morning Portion)

–  Aharon and his sons killed the ram for the burnt offering

Lev 8:18 And he brought * the ram for the burnt offering: and Aharon and his sons laid *
their hands upon the head of the ram.

–  Moshe sprinkled it upon the altar and offered it to YHWH

Lev 8:19 And he killed it; and Moshe sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.
Lev 8:20 And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moshe burnt * the head, and the pieces, and
the fat.
Lev 8:21 And he washed the inwards and the legs in water; and Moshe burnt * the whole
ram upon the altar: it was a burnt sacrifice for a sweet savour, and an offering made by fire
unto YHWH; as YHWH commanded * Moshe.

Reader 6 (Thursday Evening Portion)

–  Aharon and his sons killed the ram of the consecration

Lev 8:22 And he brought * the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aharon and his sons
laid * their hands upon the head of the ram.

–  Moshe put the blood on the right ear, right thumb, and right big toe of Aharon and his sons

Lev 8:23 And he slew it; and Moshe took of the blood of it, and put it upon the tip of
Aharon’s right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right
foot.
Lev 8:24 And he brought * Aharon’s sons, and Moshe put of the blood upon the tip of their
right ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right
feet: and Moshe sprinkled * the blood upon the altar round about.
Lev 8:25 And he took the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that was upon the inwards, and
the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right shoulder:

–  Moshe took an unleavened cake, an oiled cake, and a wafer with the shoulder and put them in the priests hands to be waved

Lev 8:26 And out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before YHWH, he took one
unleavened cake, and a cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and put them on the fat, and
upon the right shoulder:
Lev 8:27 And he put * all upon Aharon’s hands, and upon his sons’ hands, and waved them
for a wave offering before YHWH.

–  Then Moshe took them from the priests and burnt them on the altar

Lev 8:28 And Moshe took them from off their hands, and burnt them on the altar upon the
burnt offering: they were consecrations for a sweet savour: it is an offering made by fire unto
YHWH.

–  Moshe took the breast of the ram of consecration and waved it before YHWH it was his portion

Lev 8:29 And Moshe took * the breast, and waved it for a wave offering before YHWH: for of
the ram of consecration it was Moshe’ part; as YHWH commanded * Moshe.

Reader 7 (6th Day Friday Morning Double Portion)

–  Moshe sprinkled Aharon and his sons with the anointing oil and blood from the altar and told them to stay at the door 7 days

Lev 8:30 And Moshe took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar,
and sprinkled it upon Aharon, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his
sons’ garments with him; and sanctified * Aharon, and his garments, and his sons, and his
sons’ garments with him.
Lev 8:31 And Moshe said unto Aharon and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation: and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of
consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aharon and his sons shall eat it.
Lev 8:32 And that which remains of the flesh and of the bread shall you burn with fire.
Lev 8:33 And you shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven
days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall He consecrate *
you.
Lev 8:34 As He has done this day, YHWH has commanded to do, to make an atonement for
you.
Lev 8:35 Therefore shall you abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and
night seven days, and keep * the charge of YHWH, that you die not: for so I am commanded.
Lev 8:36 So Aharon and his sons did * all things which YHWH commanded by the hand of
Moshe.

Haftarah (Shabbat Evening Portion)

– YHWH wants obedience from His people and they will not be made right by sacrifice if they are still sinning

Jer 7:21 Thus saith YHWH Tsebeoath, the Elohim of Yisra’el; Put your burnt offerings unto
your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
Jer 7:22 For I spoke not unto * your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought
them out of the land of Mitzrayim, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
Jer 7:23 But * this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your
Elohim, and you shall be my people: and walk you in all the ways that I have commanded
you, that it may be well unto you.
Jer 7:24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined * their ear, but walked in the counsels and in
the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
Jer 7:25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Mitzrayim unto this
day I have even sent unto you * all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and
sending them:
Jer 7:26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined * their ear, but hardened * their neck:
they did worse than their fathers.
Jer 7:27 Therefore you shall speak * all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to
you: you shall also call unto them; but they will not answer you.
Jer 7:28 But you shall say unto them, This is a nation that obeys not the voice of YHWH
their Elohim, nor receives correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
Jer 7:29 Cut off your hair, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for
YHWH has rejected and forsaken * the generation of His wrath.
Jer 7:30 For the children of Yahudah have done evil in my sight, saith YHWH: they have set
their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it.
Jer 7:31 And they have built the high places of Tofet, which is in the valley of the son of
Hinnom, to burn * their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not,
neither came it into my heart.
Jer 7:32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith YHWH, that it shall no more be called
Tofet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in
Tofet, till there be no place.
Jer 7:33 And the carcases of this people shall be food for the fowls of the heaven, and for the
beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away.
Jer 7:34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Yahudah, and from the streets of
Yahrushalayim, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom,
and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.
Jer 8:1 At that time, saith YHWH, they shall bring out * the bones of the kings of Yahudah,
and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and
the bones of the inhabitants of Yahrushalayim, out of their graves:
Jer 8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven,
whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and
whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor
be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.
Jer 8:3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of
this evil family, which remain in all the places whiere I have driven them, saith YHWH
Tsebeoath.
Jer 9:22 Speak, Thus saith YHWH, Even the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the
open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather.
Jer 9:23 Thus saith YHWH, Let not the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty
glory in his might, let not the rich glory in his riches:
Jer 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am
YHWH which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in
these things I delight, saith YHWH.

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