HAFTARAH FOR PARSHAS VAYEIRA

Ashkenaz & Teimani
(Melachim II 4:1-4:37)

Sefarad
(Melachim II 4:1-4:23)

Melachim II 4:1-4:37

ד:א   וְאִשָּׁה אַחַת מִנְּשֵׁי בְנֵי-הַנְּבִיאִים צָעֲקָה אֶל-אֱלִישָׁע לֵאמֹר, עַבְדְּךָ אִישִׁי מֵת, וְאַתָּה יָדַעְתָּ, כִּי עַבְדְּךָ הָיָה יָרֵא אֶת-יקוק; וְהַנֹּשֶׁה--בָּא לָקַחַת אֶת-שְׁנֵי יְלָדַי לוֹ, לַעֲבָדִים.4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying: 'Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD; and the creditor is come to take unto him my two children to be bondmen.'
ב   וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ אֱלִישָׁע, מָה אֶעֱשֶׂה-לָּךְ, הַגִּידִי לִי, מַה-יֶּשׁ-לכי (לָךְ) בַּבָּיִת; וַתֹּאמֶר, אֵין לְשִׁפְחָתְךָ כֹל בַּבַּיִת, כִּי, אִם-אָסוּךְ שָׁמֶן.2 And Elisha said unto her: 'What shall I do for thee? tell me; what hast thou in the house?' And she said: 'Thy handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.'
ג   וַיֹּאמֶר, לְכִי שַׁאֲלִי-לָךְ כֵּלִים מִן-הַחוּץ, מֵאֵת, כָּל-שכנכי (שְׁכֵנָיִךְ)--כֵּלִים רֵקִים, אַל-תַּמְעִיטִי.3 Then he said: 'Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
ד   וּבָאת, וְסָגַרְתְּ הַדֶּלֶת בַּעֲדֵךְ וּבְעַד-בָּנַיִךְ, וְיָצַקְתְּ, עַל כָּל-הַכֵּלִים הָאֵלֶּה; וְהַמָּלֵא, תַּסִּיעִי.4 And thou shalt go in, and shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and pour out into all those vessels; and thou shalt set aside that which is full.'
ה   וַתֵּלֶךְ, מֵאִתּוֹ, וַתִּסְגֹּר הַדֶּלֶת, בַּעֲדָהּ וּבְעַד בָּנֶיהָ; הֵם מַגִּישִׁים אֵלֶיהָ, וְהִיא מיצקת (מוֹצָקֶת).5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons; they brought the vessels to her, and she poured out.
ו   וַיְהִי כִּמְלֹאת הַכֵּלִים, וַתֹּאמֶר אֶל-בְּנָהּ הַגִּישָׁה אֵלַי עוֹד כֶּלִי, וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ, אֵין עוֹד כֶּלִי; וַיַּעֲמֹד, הַשָּׁמֶן.6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son: 'Bring me yet a vessel.' And he said unto her: 'There is not a vessel more.' And the oil stayed.
ז   וַתָּבֹא, וַתַּגֵּד לְאִישׁ הָא-לקים, וַיֹּאמֶר לְכִי מִכְרִי אֶת-הַשֶּׁמֶן, וְשַׁלְּמִי אֶת-נשיכי (נִשְׁיֵךְ); וְאַתְּ בניכי (וּבָנַיִךְ), תִּחְיִי בַּנּוֹתָר. 7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said: 'Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy sons of the rest.'
ח   וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם וַיַּעֲבֹר אֱלִישָׁע אֶל-שׁוּנֵם, וְשָׁם אִשָּׁה גְדוֹלָה, וַתַּחֲזֶק-בּוֹ, לֶאֱכָל-לָחֶם; וַיְהִי מִדֵּי עָבְרוֹ, יָסֻר שָׁמָּה לֶאֱכָל-לָחֶם.8 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
ט   וַתֹּאמֶר, אֶל-אִישָׁהּ, הִנֵּה-נָא יָדַעְתִּי, כִּי אִישׁ א-לקים קָדוֹשׁ הוּא--עֹבֵר עָלֵינוּ, תָּמִיד.9 And she said unto her husband: 'Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passeth by us continually.
י   נַעֲשֶׂה-נָּא עֲלִיַּת-קִיר קְטַנָּה, וְנָשִׂים לוֹ שָׁם מִטָּה וְשֻׁלְחָן וְכִסֵּא וּמְנוֹרָה; וְהָיָה בְּבֹאוֹ אֵלֵינוּ, יָסוּר שָׁמָּה.10 Let us make, I pray thee, a little chamber on the roof; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick; and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.'
יא   וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם, וַיָּבֹא שָׁמָּה; וַיָּסַר אֶל-הָעֲלִיָּה, וַיִּשְׁכַּב-שָׁמָּה.11 And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the upper chamber and lay there.
יב   וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל-גֵּיחֲזִי נַעֲרוֹ, קְרָא לַשּׁוּנַמִּית הַזֹּאת; וַיִּקְרָא-לָהּ--וַתַּעֲמֹד, לְפָנָיו.12 And he said to Gehazi his servant: 'Call this Shunammite.' And when he had called her, she stood before him.
יג   וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ, אֱמָר-נָא אֵלֶיהָ הִנֵּה חָרַדְתְּ אֵלֵינוּ אֶת-כָּל-הַחֲרָדָה הַזֹּאת, מֶה לַעֲשׂוֹת לָךְ, הֲיֵשׁ לְדַבֶּר-לָךְ אֶל-הַמֶּלֶךְ אוֹ אֶל-שַׂר הַצָּבָא; וַתֹּאמֶר, בְּתוֹךְ עַמִּי אָנֹכִי יֹשָׁבֶת.13 And he said unto him: 'Say now unto her: Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host?' And she answered: 'I dwell among mine own people.'
יד   וַיֹּאמֶר, וּמֶה לַעֲשׂוֹת לָהּ; וַיֹּאמֶר גֵּיחֲזִי, אֲבָל בֵּן אֵין-לָהּ--וְאִישָׁהּ זָקֵן.14 And he said: 'What then is to be done for her?' And Gehazi answered: 'Verily she hath no son, and her husband is old.'
טו   וַיֹּאמֶר, קְרָא-לָהּ; וַיִּקְרָא-לָהּ--וַתַּעֲמֹד, בַּפָּתַח.15 And he said: 'Call her.' And when he had called her, she stood in the door.
טז   וַיֹּאמֶר, לַמּוֹעֵד הַזֶּה כָּעֵת חַיָּה, אתי (אַתְּ), חֹבֶקֶת בֵּן; וַתֹּאמֶר, אַל-אֲדֹנִי אִישׁ הָא-לקים--אַל-תְּכַזֵּב, בְּשִׁפְחָתֶךָ.16 And he said: 'At this season, when the time cometh round, thou shalt embrace a son.' And she said: 'Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thy handmaid.'
יז   וַתַּהַר הָאִשָּׁה, וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן, לַמּוֹעֵד הַזֶּה כָּעֵת חַיָּה, אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר אֵלֶיהָ אֱלִישָׁע.17 And the woman conceived, and bore a son at that season, when the time came round, as Elisha had said unto her.
יח   וַיִּגְדַּל, הַיָּלֶד; וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם, וַיֵּצֵא אֶל-אָבִיו אֶל-הַקֹּצְרִים.18 And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
יט   וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל-אָבִיו, רֹאשִׁי רֹאשִׁי; וַיֹּאמֶר, אֶל-הַנַּעַר, שָׂאֵהוּ, אֶל-אִמּוֹ.19 And he said unto his father: 'My head, my head.' And he said to his servant: 'Carry him to his mother.'
כ   וַיִּשָּׂאֵהוּ--וַיְבִיאֵהוּ, אֶל-אִמּוֹ; וַיֵּשֶׁב עַל-בִּרְכֶּיהָ עַד-הַצָּהֳרַיִם, וַיָּמֹת.20 And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.
כא   וַתַּעַל, וַתַּשְׁכִּבֵהוּ, עַל-מִטַּת, אִישׁ הָא-לקים; וַתִּסְגֹּר בַּעֲדוֹ, וַתֵּצֵא.21 And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.
כב   וַתִּקְרָא, אֶל-אִישָׁהּ, וַתֹּאמֶר שִׁלְחָה נָא לִי אֶחָד מִן-הַנְּעָרִים, וְאַחַת הָאֲתֹנוֹת; וְאָרוּצָה עַד-אִישׁ הָא-לקים, וְאָשׁוּבָה.22 And she called unto her husband, and said: 'Send me, I pray thee, one of the servants, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come back.'
כג   וַיֹּאמֶר, מַדּוּעַ אתי (אַתְּ) הלכתי (הֹלֶכֶת) אֵלָיו הַיּוֹם--לֹא-חֹדֶשׁ, וְלֹא שַׁבָּת; וַתֹּאמֶר, שָׁלוֹם.23 And he said: Wherefore wilt thou go to him today? it is neither new moon nor sabbath.' And she said: 'It shall be well.'
כד   וַתַּחֲבֹשׁ, הָאָתוֹן, וַתֹּאמֶר אֶל-נַעֲרָהּ, נְהַג וָלֵךְ; אַל-תַּעֲצָר-לִי לִרְכֹּב, כִּי אִם-אָמַרְתִּי לָךְ.24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant: 'Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid thee.'
כה   וַתֵּלֶךְ, וַתָּבֹא אֶל-אִישׁ הָא-לקים--אֶל-הַר הַכַּרְמֶל; וַיְהִי כִּרְאוֹת אִישׁ-הָא-לקים אֹתָהּ, מִנֶּגֶד, וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל-גֵּיחֲזִי נַעֲרוֹ, הִנֵּה הַשּׁוּנַמִּית הַלָּז.25 So she went, and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant: 'Behold, yonder is that Shunammite.
כו   עַתָּה, רוּץ-נָא לִקְרָאתָהּ, וֶאֱמָר-לָהּ הֲשָׁלוֹם לָךְ הֲשָׁלוֹם לְאִישֵׁךְ, הֲשָׁלוֹם לַיָּלֶד; וַתֹּאמֶר, שָׁלוֹם.26 Run, I pray thee, now to meet her, and say unto her: Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child?' And she answered: 'It is well.'
כז   וַתָּבֹא אֶל-אִישׁ הָא-לקים, אֶל-הָהָר, וַתַּחֲזֵק, בְּרַגְלָיו; וַיִּגַּשׁ גֵּיחֲזִי לְהָדְפָהּ, וַיֹּאמֶר אִישׁ הָא-לקים הַרְפֵּה-לָהּ כִּי-נַפְשָׁהּ מָרָה-לָהּ, וַיקוק הֶעְלִים מִמֶּנִּי, וְלֹא הִגִּיד לִי.27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to thrust her away; but the man of God said: 'Let her alone; for her soul is bitter within her; and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told Me.'
כח   וַתֹּאמֶר, הֲשָׁאַלְתִּי בֵן מֵאֵת אֲדֹנִי; הֲלֹא אָמַרְתִּי, לֹא תַשְׁלֶה אֹתִי.28 Then she said: 'Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say: Do not deceive me?'
כט   וַיֹּאמֶר לְגֵיחֲזִי חֲגֹר מָתְנֶיךָ, וְקַח מִשְׁעַנְתִּי בְיָדְךָ וָלֵךְ, כִּי-תִמְצָא אִישׁ לֹא תְבָרְכֶנּוּ, וְכִי-יְבָרֶכְךָ אִישׁ לֹא תַעֲנֶנּוּ; וְשַׂמְתָּ מִשְׁעַנְתִּי, עַל-פְּנֵי הַנָּעַר.29 Then he said to Gehazi: 'Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thy hand, and go thy way; if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not; and lay my staff upon the face of the child.'
ל   וַתֹּאמֶר אֵם הַנַּעַר, חַי-יקוק וְחֵי-נַפְשְׁךָ אִם-אֶעֶזְבֶךָּ; וַיָּקָם, וַיֵּלֶךְ אַחֲרֶיהָ.30 And the mother of the child said: 'As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.' And he arose, and followed her.
לא   וְגֵחֲזִי עָבַר לִפְנֵיהֶם, וַיָּשֶׂם אֶת-הַמִּשְׁעֶנֶת עַל-פְּנֵי הַנַּעַר, וְאֵין קוֹל, וְאֵין קָשֶׁב; וַיָּשָׁב לִקְרָאתוֹ וַיַּגֶּד-לוֹ לֵאמֹר, לֹא הֵקִיץ הַנָּעַר.31 And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he returned to meet him, and told him, saying: 'The child is not awaked.'
לב   וַיָּבֹא אֱלִישָׁע, הַבָּיְתָה; וְהִנֵּה הַנַּעַר מֵת, מֻשְׁכָּב עַל-מִטָּתוֹ.32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
לג   וַיָּבֹא, וַיִּסְגֹּר הַדֶּלֶת בְּעַד שְׁנֵיהֶם; וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל, אֶל-יקוק.33 He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.
לד   וַיַּעַל וַיִּשְׁכַּב עַל-הַיֶּלֶד, וַיָּשֶׂם פִּיו עַל-פִּיו וְעֵינָיו עַל-עֵינָיו וְכַפָּיו עַל-כַּפָּו, וַיִּגְהַר, עָלָיו; וַיָּחָם, בְּשַׂר הַיָּלֶד.34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands; and he stretched himself upon him; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.
לה   וַיָּשָׁב וַיֵּלֶךְ בַּבַּיִת, אַחַת הֵנָּה וְאַחַת הֵנָּה, וַיַּעַל, וַיִּגְהַר עָלָיו; וַיְזוֹרֵר הַנַּעַר עַד-שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים, וַיִּפְקַח הַנַּעַר אֶת-עֵינָיו.35 Then he returned, and walked in the house once to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him; and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
לו   וַיִּקְרָא אֶל-גֵּיחֲזִי, וַיֹּאמֶר קְרָא אֶל-הַשֻּׁנַמִּית הַזֹּאת, וַיִּקְרָאֶהָ, וַתָּבֹא אֵלָיו; וַיֹּאמֶר, שְׂאִי בְנֵךְ.36 And he called Gehazi, and said: 'Call this Shunammite.' So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said: 'Take up thy son.'
לז   וַתָּבֹא וַתִּפֹּל עַל-רַגְלָיו, וַתִּשְׁתַּחוּ אָרְצָה; וַתִּשָּׂא אֶת-בְּנָהּ, וַתֵּצֵא. 37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed down to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.
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