HAFTARAH FOR PARSHAS VAYIGASH

Ashkenaz & Sefarad & Teimani
(Yechezkel 37:15-37:28)


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Yechezkel 37:15-37:28

לז:טו   וַיְהִי דְבַר-יקוק, אֵלַי לֵאמֹר.37:15 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying:
טז   וְאַתָּה בֶן-אָדָם, קַח-לְךָ עֵץ אֶחָד, וּכְתֹב עָלָיו לִיהוּדָה, וְלִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל חֲבֵרָו; וּלְקַח, עֵץ אֶחָד, וּכְתוֹב עָלָיו לְיוֹסֵף עֵץ אֶפְרַיִם, וְכָל-בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל חֲבֵרָו.16 'And thou, son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it: For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions; then take another stick, and write upon it: For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and of all the house of Israel his companions;
יז   וְקָרַב אֹתָם אֶחָד אֶל-אֶחָד, לְךָ--לְעֵץ אֶחָד; וְהָיוּ לַאֲחָדִים, בְּיָדֶךָ.17 and join them for thee one to another into one stick, that they may become one in thy hand.
יח   וְכַאֲשֶׁר יֹאמְרוּ אֵלֶיךָ, בְּנֵי עַמְּךָ לֵאמֹר:  הֲלוֹא-תַגִּיד לָנוּ, מָה-אֵלֶּה לָּךְ.18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying: Wilt thou not tell us what thou meanest by these?
יט   דַּבֵּר אֲלֵהֶם, כֹּה-אָמַר א-דני יקוק, הִנֵּה אֲנִי לֹקֵחַ אֶת-עֵץ יוֹסֵף אֲשֶׁר בְּיַד-אֶפְרַיִם, וְשִׁבְטֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל חֲבֵרָו; וְנָתַתִּי אוֹתָם עָלָיו אֶת-עֵץ יְהוּדָה, וַעֲשִׂיתִם לְעֵץ אֶחָד, וְהָיוּ אֶחָד, בְּיָדִי.19 say into them: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions; and I will put them unto him together with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in My hand.
כ   וְהָיוּ הָעֵצִים אֲשֶׁר-תִּכְתֹּב עֲלֵיהֶם, בְּיָדְךָ--לְעֵינֵיהֶם.20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thy hand before their eyes.
כא   וְדַבֵּר אֲלֵיהֶם, כֹּה-אָמַר א-דני יקוק, הִנֵּה אֲנִי לֹקֵחַ אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, מִבֵּין הַגּוֹיִם אֲשֶׁר הָלְכוּ-שָׁם; וְקִבַּצְתִּי אֹתָם מִסָּבִיב, וְהֵבֵאתִי אוֹתָם אֶל-אַדְמָתָם.21 And say unto them: Thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, whither they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land;
כב   וְעָשִׂיתִי אֹתָם לְגוֹי אֶחָד בָּאָרֶץ, בְּהָרֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וּמֶלֶךְ אֶחָד יִהְיֶה לְכֻלָּם, לְמֶלֶךְ; וְלֹא יהיה- (יִהְיוּ-) עוֹד לִשְׁנֵי גוֹיִם, וְלֹא יֵחָצוּ עוֹד לִשְׁתֵּי מַמְלָכוֹת עוֹד.22 and I will make them one nation in the land, upon the mountains of Israel, 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;
כג   וְלֹא יִטַּמְּאוּ עוֹד, בְּגִלּוּלֵיהֶם וּבְשִׁקּוּצֵיהֶם, וּבְכֹל, פִּשְׁעֵיהֶם; וְהוֹשַׁעְתִּי אֹתָם, מִכֹּל מוֹשְׁבֹתֵיהֶם אֲשֶׁר חָטְאוּ בָהֶם, וְטִהַרְתִּי אוֹתָם וְהָיוּ-לִי לְעָם, וַאֲנִי אֶהְיֶה לָהֶם לֵא-לקים.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 dwelling-places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them; so shall they be My people, and I will be their God.
כד   וְעַבְדִּי דָוִד מֶלֶךְ עֲלֵיהֶם, וְרוֹעֶה אֶחָד יִהְיֶה לְכֻלָּם; וּבְמִשְׁפָּטַי יֵלֵכוּ, וְחֻקּוֹתַי יִשְׁמְרוּ וְעָשׂוּ אוֹתָם.24 And My servant David shall be king over them, and they all shall have one shepherd; they shall also walk in Mine ordinances, and observe My statutes, and do them.
כה   וְיָשְׁבוּ עַל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי לְעַבְדִּי לְיַעֲקֹב, אֲשֶׁר יָשְׁבוּ-בָהּ, אֲבוֹתֵיכֶם; וְיָשְׁבוּ עָלֶיהָ הֵמָּה וּבְנֵיהֶם וּבְנֵי בְנֵיהֶם, עַד-עוֹלָם, וְדָוִד עַבְדִּי, נָשִׂיא לָהֶם לְעוֹלָם.25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob My servant, wherein your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children's children, for ever; and David My servant shall be their prince for ever.
כו   וְכָרַתִּי לָהֶם בְּרִית שָׁלוֹם, בְּרִית עוֹלָם יִהְיֶה אוֹתָם; וּנְתַתִּים וְהִרְבֵּיתִי אוֹתָם, וְנָתַתִּי אֶת-מִקְדָּשִׁי בְּתוֹכָם לְעוֹלָם.26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them--it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will establish them, and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for ever.
כז   וְהָיָה מִשְׁכָּנִי עֲלֵיהֶם, וְהָיִיתִי לָהֶם לֵא-לקים; וְהֵמָּה, יִהְיוּ-לִי לְעָם.27 My dwelling-place also shall be over them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
כח   וְיָדְעוּ, הַגּוֹיִם, כִּי אֲנִי יקוק, מְקַדֵּשׁ אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל--בִּהְיוֹת מִקְדָּשִׁי בְּתוֹכָם, לְעוֹלָם. 28 And the nations shall know that I am the LORD that sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for ever.'
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