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–  Yahudah reminds Yosef of how he told them not to return unless they had their youngest brother with them
–  Yahudah tells Yosef how it will kill his father if they don’t return with Benyamin
–  Yahudah offers himself to stay as a slave if Yosef would let Benyamin return home
–  Yosef cried aloud and sent all the servants out of the room
–  Yosef revealed himself to his brethren and they were afraid but he comforted them saying it was Elohim’s will
–  Yosef tells his brothren to go and bring back their father and dwell in the land of Goshen
–  Yosef hugged Benyamin and wept and kissed all his brothers
–  Par’oh also commanded them to go and gather their father and he would give them the best of the land
–  Yosef commands them to bring their father to Mitzrayim and not to regard their stuff
–  He gave them provision for the trip and new clothes but Benyamin received 300 pieces of silver and 5 changes of clothes
–  They told Ya’akov that Yosef was alive but he didn’t believe them until he saw the wagons
–  Yisra’el went to Be’er-Sheva and Elohim told him in a vision to go to Mitzrayim and he will be blessed and he will die there
–  Yisra’el came to Mitzrayim with all his people, 70 total including Yosef and his family in Mitzrayim
–  Yosef met his father in Goshen and told his brethren to say they deal with cattle to Par’oh
–  Yosef’s brethren told Par’oh they were shepherds and Par’oh still gave them the best of the land
–  Ya’akov met Par’oh and blessed him
–  Yosef puts his family in Goshen and fed them during the famine
–  Yosef gathered all the money in Mitzrayim from people buying grain
–  When money ran out Yosef gathered all the cattle for grain
–  In the next year they came to him and sold all their land for grain
–  Yosef gave them seed and told them to give 20% of their increase every year to Par’oh
–  Haftarah – YHWH will rejoin Yahudah and Efrayim and be their Elohim

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

Vayigash “And came near”
Gen 44:18 – 47:27 , Eze 37:15-28

Reader 1 (Saturday Evening Portion)

–  Yahudah reminds Yosef of how he told them not to return unless they had their youngest brother with them

Gen 44:18 Then Yahudah came near unto him, and said, Oh my adonai, let your servant, I pray
you, speak a word in my adonai’s ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant: for
you are even as Par’oh.
Gen 44:19 My adonai asked * his servants, saying, Have you a father, or a brother?
Gen 44:20 And we said unto my adonai, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old
age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father
loves him.
Gen 44:21 And you said unto your servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set my eyes
upon him.
Gen 44:22 And we said unto my adonai, The lad cannot leave * his father: for if he should leave
* his father, his father would die.
Gen 44:23 And you said unto your servants, Except your youngest brother come down with
you, you shall see my face no more.

(Sunday Morning Portion)

–  Yahudah tells Yosef how it will kill his father if they don’t return with Benyamin

Gen 44:24 And it came to pass when we came up unto your servant my father, we told him * the
words of my adonai.
Gen 44:25 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
Gen 44:26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go
down: for we may not see the man’s face, except our youngest brother be with us.
Gen 44:27 And your servant my father said unto us, You know that my wife bore me two sons:
Gen 44:28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him
not since:
Gen 44:29 And if you take * this also from me, and mischief befall him, you shall bring down *
my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Gen 44:30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be not with us;
seeing that his life is bound up in the lad’s life;

Reader 2 (Sunday Evening Portion)

–  Yahudah offers himself to stay as a slave if Yosef would let Benyamin return home

Gen 44:31 It shall come to pass, when he sees that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and
your servants shall bring down * the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to the
grave.
Gen 44:32 For your servant became surety for * the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him
not unto you, then I shall bear the blame to my father forever.
Gen 44:33 Now therefore, I pray you, let your servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my
adonai; and let the lad go up with his brethren.
Gen 44:34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I
see the evil that shall [befall] * my father.

–  Yosef cried aloud and sent all the servants out of the room

Gen 45:1 Then Yosef could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried,
Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Yosef made
himself known unto his brethren.
Gen 45:2 And he [gave * a cry of weeping]: and the Mitzrayim and the house of Par’oh heard.

(Monday Morning Portion)

–  Yosef revealed himself to his brethren and they were afraid but he comforted them saying it was Elohim’s will

Gen 45:3 And Yosef said unto his brethren, I am Yosef; does my father yet live? And his
brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
Gen 45:4 And Yosef said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near.
And he said, I am Yosef your brother, whom you sold into Mitzrayim.
Gen 45:5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here: for
Elohim did send me before you to preserve life.
Gen 45:6 For these two years has the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in
the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
Gen 45:7 And Elohim sent me before you to preserve you a remnant in the earth, and to save
your lives by a great deliverance.

Reader 3 (Monday Evening Portion)

–  Yosef tells his brothren to go and bring back their father and dwell in the land of Goshen

Gen 45:8 So now it was not you that sent me here, but Elohim: and he has made me a father to
Par’oh, and adonai of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Mitzrayim.
Gen 45:9 Haste you, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith your son Yosef,
Elohim has made me adonai of all Mitzrayim: come down unto me, tarry not:
Gen 45:10 And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near unto me, you, and
your children, and your children’s children, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that you
have:
Gen 45:11 And there will I nourish you; for yet there are five years of famine; lest you, and your
household, and all that you have, come to poverty.
Gen 45:12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benyamin, that it is my
mouth that speaks unto you.
Gen 45:13 And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Mitzrayim, and of all that you have
seen; and you shall haste and bring down * my father here.

(Tuesday Morning Portion)

–  Yosef hugged Benyamin and wept and kissed all his brothers

Gen 45:14 And he fell upon his brother Benyamin’s neck, and wept; and Benyamin wept upon
his neck.
Gen 45:15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren
talked with him.

–  Par’oh also commanded them to go and gather their father and he would give them the best of the land

Gen 45:16 And the fame thereof was heard in Par’oh’s house, saying, Yosef’s brethren are come:
and it pleased Par’oh well, and his servants.
Gen 45:17 And Par’oh said unto Yosef, Say unto your brethren, This do you; lade * your beasts,
and go, get you unto the land of Kena’an;
Gen 45:18 And take * your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you *
the good of the land of Mitzrayim, and you shall eat * the fat of the land.

Reader 4 (Tuesday Evening Portion)

–  Yosef commands them to bring their father to Mitzrayim and not to regard their stuff

Gen 45:19 Now you are commanded, this do you; take you wagons out of the land of Mitzrayim
for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring * your father, and come.
Gen 45:20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Mitzrayim is yours.

–  He gave them provision for the trip and new clothes but Benyamin received 300 pieces of silver and 5 changes of clothes

Gen 45:21 And the children of Yisra’el did so: and Yosef gave them wagons, according to the
commandment of Par’oh, and gave them provision for the way.
Gen 45:22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benyamin he gave three
hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
Gen 45:23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten donkeys laden with the good things
of Mitzrayim, and ten she donkeys laden with grain and bread and [food] for his father by
the way.
Gen 45:24 So he sent * his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that
you fall not out by the way.

(Wednesday Morning Portion)

–  They told Ya’akov that Yosef was alive but he didn’t believe them until he saw the wagons

Gen 45:25 And they went up out of Mitzrayim, and came into the land of Kena’an unto Ya’akov
their father,
Gen 45:26 And told him, saying, Yosef is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of
Mitzrayim. And Ya’akov’s heart fainted, for he believed them not.
Gen 45:27 And they told him * all the words of Yosef, which he had said unto them: and when
he saw * the wagons which Yosef had sent to carry him, the spirit of Ya’akov their father
revived:

Reader 5 (Wednesday Evening Portion)

–  Yisra’el went to Be’er-Sheva and Elohim told him in a vision to go to Mitzrayim and he will be blessed and he will die there

Gen 45:28 And Yisra’el said, It is enough; Yosef my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before
I die.
Gen 46:1 And Yisra’el took his journey with all that he had, and came to Be’er-Sheva, and
offered sacrifices unto the Elohim of his father Yitzchak.
Gen 46:2 And Elohim spoke unto Yisra’el in the visions of the night, and said, Ya’akov, Ya’akov.
And he said, Here am I.
Gen 46:3 And he said, I am Elohim, the Elohim of your father: fear not to go down into
Mitzrayim; for I will there make of you a great nation:
Gen 46:4 I will go down with you into Mitzrayim; and I will also surely bring you up again: and
Yosef shall put his hand upon your eyes.

(Thursday Morning Portion)

–  Yisra’el came to Mitzrayim with all his people, 70 total including Yosef and his family in Mitzrayim

Gen 46:5 And Ya’akov rose up from Be’er-Sheva: and the sons of Yisra’el carried * Ya’akov their
father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Par’oh had sent to carry
him.
Gen 46:6 And they took * their [livestock], and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of
Kena’an, and came into Mitzrayim, Ya’akov, and all his seed with him:
Gen 46:7 His sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all
his seed brought he with him into Mitzrayim.
Gen 46:8 And these are the names of the children of Yisra’el, which came into Mitzrayim,
Ya’akov and his sons: Re’uven, Ya’akov’s firstborn.
Gen 46:9 And the sons of Re’uven; Chanoch, and Pallu, and Chetzron, and Carmi.
Gen 46:10 And the sons of Shim’on; Yemu’el, and Yamin, and Ohad, and Yachin, and Tzochar,
and Sha’ul the son of a Kena’ani woman.
Gen 46:11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohat, and Merari.
Gen 46:12 And the sons of Yahudah; Er, and Onan, and Shelach, and Peretz, and Zerach: but Er
and Onan died in the land of Kena’an. And the sons of Peretz were Chetzron and Chamul.
Gen 46:13 And the sons of Yissachar; Tola, and Puvah, and Yov, and Shimron.
Gen 46:14 And the sons of Zevulun; Sered, and Elon, and Yachle’el.
Gen 46:15 These be the sons of Le’ah, which she bare unto Ya’akov in Padan’aram, with his
daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.
Gen 46:16 And the sons of Gad; Tzifyon, and Chaggi, Shuni, and Etzbon, Eri, and Arodi, and
Ar’eli.
Gen 46:17 And the sons of Asher; Yimna, and Yishvah, and Yishvi, and Beri’ah, and Serach their
sister: and the sons of Beri’ah; Chever, and Malki’el.
Gen 46:18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Lavan gave to Le’ah his daughter, and * these
she bare unto Ya’akov, even sixteen souls.
Gen 46:19 The sons of Rachel Ya’akov’s wife; Yosef, and Benyamin.
Gen 46:20 And unto Yosef in the land of Mitzrayim were born * Manasheh and Efrayim, which
Asenat the daughter of Potifera priest of On bore unto him.
Gen 46:21 And the sons of Benyamin were Bela, and Bekher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Na’aman,
Echi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Chuppim, and Ard.
Gen 46:22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Ya’akov: all the souls were
fourteen.
Gen 46:23 And the sons of Dan; Chushim.
Gen 46:24 And the sons of Naphtali; Yachtze’el, and Guni, and Yetzer, and Shillem.
Gen 46:25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which Lavan gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she
bore * these unto Ya’akov: all the souls were seven.
Gen 46:26 All the souls that came with Ya’akov into Mitzrayim, which came out of his loins,
besides Ya’akov’s sons’ wives, all the souls were sixty and six;
Gen 46:27 And the sons of Yosef, which were born him in Mitzrayim, were two souls: all the
souls of the house of Ya’akov, which came into Mitzrayim, were seventy.

Reader 6 (Thursday Evening Portion)

–  Yosef met his father in Goshen and told his brethren to say they deal with cattle to Par’oh

Gen 46:28 And he sent Yahudah before him unto Yosef, to direct his face unto Goshen; and
they came into the land of Goshen.
Gen 46:29 And Yosef made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Yisra’el his father, to
Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a
good while.
Gen 46:30 And Yisra’el said unto Yosef, Now let me die, since I have seen * your face, because
you are yet alive.
Gen 46:31 And Yosef said unto his brethren, and unto his father’s house, I will go up, and show
Par’oh, and say unto him, My brethren, and my father’s house, which were in the land of
Kena’an, are come unto me;
Gen 46:32 And the men are shepherds, for their trade has been to feed [livestock]; and they
have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.
Gen 46:33 And it shall come to pass, when Par’oh shall call you, and shall say, What is your
occupation?
Gen 46:34 That you shall say, Your servants’ trade has been about [livestock] from our youth
even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for
every shepherd is an abomination unto the Mitzrayim.

–  Yosef’s brethren told Par’oh they were shepherds and Par’oh still gave them the best of the land

Gen 47:1 Then Yosef came and told Par’oh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their
flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Kena’an; and,
behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
Gen 47:2 And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Par’oh.
Gen 47:3 And Par’oh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto
Par’oh, Your servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
Gen 47:4 They said moreover unto Par’oh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for your
servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Kena’an: now
therefore, we pray you, let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
Gen 47:5 And Par’oh spoke unto Yosef, saying, Your father and your brethren are come unto
you:
Gen 47:6 The land of Mitzrayim is before you; in the best of the land make * your father and
brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if you know any men of activity
among them, then make them rulers over my [livestock].

–  Ya’akov met Par’oh and blessed him

Gen 47:7 And Yosef brought in * Ya’akov his father, and set him before Par’oh: and Ya’akov
blessed * Par’oh.
Gen 47:8 And Par’oh said unto Ya’akov, How old are you?
Gen 47:9 And Ya’akov said unto Par’oh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred
and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not
attained unto * the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
Gen 47:10 And Ya’akov blessed * Par’oh, and went out from before Par’oh.

Reader 7 (6th Day Friday Morning Double Portion)

–  Yosef puts his family in Goshen and fed them during the famine

Gen 47:11 And Yosef placed * his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the
land of Mitzrayim, in the best of the land, in the land of Ra’meses, as Par’oh had
commanded.
Gen 47:12 And Yosef nourished * his father, and his brethren, and all his father’s household,
with bread, according to their families.
Gen 47:13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land
of Mitzrayim and all the land of Kena’an fainted by reason of the famine.

–  Yosef gathered all the money in Mitzrayim from people buying grain

Gen 47:14 And Yosef gathered up * all the money that was found in the land of Mitzrayim, and
in the land of Kena’an, for the grain which they bought: and Yosef brought * the money into
Par’oh’s house.

–  When money ran out Yosef gathered all the cattle for grain

Gen 47:15 And when money failed in the land of Mitzrayim, and in the land of Kena’an, all the
Mitzrayim came unto Yosef, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in your
presence? for the money fails.
Gen 47:16 And Yosef said, Give your [livestock]; and I will give you for your [livestock], if
money fails.
Gen 47:17 And they brought * their [livestock] unto Yosef: and Yosef gave them bread in
exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the [livestock] of the herds, and for the
donkeys: and he fed them with bread for all their [livestock] for that year.

–  In the next year they came to him and sold all their land for grain

Gen 47:18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him,
We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my adonai also has our
[livestock] of [animals]; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and
our lands:
Gen 47:19 Wherefore shall we die before your eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land
for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Par’oh: and give us seed, that we may
live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
Gen 47:20 And Yosef bought * all the land of Mitzrayim for Par’oh; for the Mitzrayim sold every
man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Par’oh’s.
Gen 47:21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of
Mitzrayim even to the other end thereof.
Gen 47:22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned
them of Par’oh, and did eat * their portion which Par’oh gave them: wherefore they sold not
* their lands.

–  Yosef gave them seed and told them to give 20% of their increase every year to Par’oh

Gen 47:23 Then Yosef said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land
for Par’oh: lo, here is seed for you, and you shall sow * the land.
Gen 47:24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that you shall give the fifth part unto
Par’oh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for
them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
Gen 47:25 And they said, You have saved our lives: let us find favor in the sight of my adonai,
and we will be Par’oh’s servants.
Gen 47:26 And Yosef made it a law over the land of Mitzrayim unto this day, that Par’oh should
have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Par’oh’s.
Gen 47:27 And Yisra’el dwelt in the land of Mitzrayim, in the country of Goshen; and they had
possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

Haftarah (Shabbat Evening Portion)

– YHWH will rejoin Yahudah and Efrayim and be their Elohim

Eze 37:15 The word of YHWH came again unto me, saying,
Eze 37:16 Moreover, you son of man, take you one stick, and write upon it, for Yahudah, and for
the children of Yisra’el his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, for Yosef,
the stick of Efrayim, and for all the house of Yisra’el his companions:
Eze 37:17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand.
Eze 37:18 And when the children of your people shall speak unto you, saying, Will you not show
us what you mean by these?
Eze 37:19 Say unto them, Thus saith YHWH Elohim; Behold, I will take * the stick of Yosef,
which is in the hand of Efrayim, and the tribes of Yisra’el his fellows, and will put them with
him, with the stick of Yahudah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand.
Eze 37:20 And the sticks where you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.
Eze 37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith YHWH Elohim; Behold, I will take * the children of
Yisra’el from among the [nations], where they be gone, and will gather them on every side,
and bring them into their own land:
Eze 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Yisra’el; and one
king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be
divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
Eze 37:23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their
detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their
dwellingplaces, where they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people,
and I will be their Elohim.
Eze 37:24 And Dawid my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd:
they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
Eze 37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Ya’akov my servant, where
your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, and their children, and their
children’s children forever: and my servant Dawid shall be their prince forever.
Eze 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting
covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in
the midst of them for evermore.
Eze 37:27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their Elohim, and they shall be
my people.
Eze 37:28 And the [nations] shall know that I YHWH do sanctify * Yisra’el, when my sanctuary
shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

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