HAFTARAH FOR PARSHAS VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI

Ashkenaz
(Melachim I 7:51-8:21)

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(Melachim I 7:51-8:21, 7:40-7:50)

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(Melachim I 7:40-7:50)


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Melachim I 7:51-8:21

ז:נא   וַתִּשְׁלַם, כָּל-הַמְּלָאכָה, אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה הַמֶּלֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹה, בֵּית יקוק; וַיָּבֵא שְׁלֹמֹה אֶת-קָדְשֵׁי דָּוִד אָבִיו, אֶת-הַכֶּסֶף וְאֶת-הַזָּהָב וְאֶת-הַכֵּלִים--נָתַן, בְּאֹצְרוֹת בֵּית יקוק7:51 Thus all the work that king Solomon wrought in the house of the LORD was finished. And Solomon brought in the things which David his father had dedicated, the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, and put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.
ח:א   אָז יַקְהֵל שְׁלֹמֹה אֶת-זִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-כָּל-רָאשֵׁי הַמַּטּוֹת נְשִׂיאֵי הָאָבוֹת לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶל-הַמֶּלֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹה--יְרוּשָׁלִָם:  לְהַעֲלוֹת אֶת-אֲרוֹן בְּרִית-יקוק, מֵעִיר דָּוִד--הִיא צִיּוֹן.8:1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the princes of the fathers' houses of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.
ב   וַיִּקָּהֲלוּ אֶל-הַמֶּלֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹה, כָּל-אִישׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּיֶרַח הָאֵתָנִים, בֶּחָג--הוּא, הַחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי.2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
ג   וַיָּבֹאוּ, כֹּל זִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וַיִּשְׂאוּ הַכֹּהֲנִים, אֶת-הָאָרוֹן.3 And all the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
ד   וַיַּעֲלוּ אֶת-אֲרוֹן יקוק, וְאֶת-אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד, וְאֶת-כָּל-כְּלֵי הַקֹּדֶשׁ, אֲשֶׁר בָּאֹהֶל; וַיַּעֲלוּ אֹתָם, הַכֹּהֲנִים וְהַלְוִיִּם.4 And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tent of meeting, and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent; even these did the priests and the Levites bring up.
ה   וְהַמֶּלֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹה, וְכָל-עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל הַנּוֹעָדִים עָלָיו, אִתּוֹ, לִפְנֵי הָאָרוֹן--מְזַבְּחִים צֹאן וּבָקָר, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יִסָּפְרוּ וְלֹא יִמָּנוּ מֵרֹב.5 And king Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.
ו   וַיָּבִאוּ הַכֹּהֲנִים אֶת-אֲרוֹן בְּרִית-יקוק אֶל-מְקוֹמוֹ, אֶל-דְּבִיר הַבַּיִת--אֶל-קֹדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים:  אֶל-תַּחַת, כַּנְפֵי הַכְּרוּבִים.6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto its place, into the Sanctuary of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubim.
ז   כִּי הַכְּרוּבִים פֹּרְשִׂים כְּנָפַיִם, אֶל-מְקוֹם הָאָרוֹן; וַיָּסֹכּוּ הַכְּרֻבִים עַל-הָאָרוֹן וְעַל-בַּדָּיו, מִלְמָעְלָה.7 For the cherubim spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim covered the ark and the staves thereof above.
ח   וַיַּאֲרִכוּ, הַבַּדִּים, וַיֵּרָאוּ רָאשֵׁי הַבַּדִּים מִן-הַקֹּדֶשׁ עַל-פְּנֵי הַדְּבִיר, וְלֹא יֵרָאוּ הַחוּצָה; וַיִּהְיוּ שָׁם, עַד הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה.8 And the staves were so long that the ends of the staves were seen from the holy place, even before the Sanctuary; but they could not be seen without; and there they are unto this day.
ט   אֵין, בָּאָרוֹן, רַק שְׁנֵי לֻחוֹת הָאֲבָנִים, אֲשֶׁר הִנִּחַ שָׁם מֹשֶׁה בְּחֹרֵב--אֲשֶׁר כָּרַת יקוק עִם-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּצֵאתָם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם.9 There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel when they came out of the land of Egypt.
י   וַיְהִי, בְּצֵאת הַכֹּהֲנִים מִן-הַקֹּדֶשׁ; וְהֶעָנָן מָלֵא, אֶת-בֵּית יקוק.10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,
יא   וְלֹא-יָכְלוּ הַכֹּהֲנִים לַעֲמֹד לְשָׁרֵת, מִפְּנֵי הֶעָנָן:  כִּי-מָלֵא כְבוֹד-יקוק, אֶת-בֵּית יקוק11 so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.
יב   אָז, אָמַר שְׁלֹמֹה:  יקוק אָמַר, לִשְׁכֹּן בָּעֲרָפֶל.12 Then spoke Solomon: The LORD hath said that He would dwell in the thick darkness.
יג   בָּנֹה בָנִיתִי בֵּית זְבֻל, לָךְ--מָכוֹן לְשִׁבְתְּךָ, עוֹלָמִים.13 I have surely built Thee a house of habitation, a place for Thee to dwell in for ever.
יד   וַיַּסֵּב הַמֶּלֶךְ, אֶת-פָּנָיו, וַיְבָרֶךְ, אֵת כָּל-קְהַל יִשְׂרָאֵל; וְכָל-קְהַל יִשְׂרָאֵל, עֹמֵד.14 And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Israel; and all the congregation of Israel stood.
טו   וַיֹּאמֶר, בָּרוּךְ יקוק א-לקי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר בְּפִיו, אֵת דָּוִד אָבִי; וּבְיָדוֹ מִלֵּא, לֵאמֹר.15 And he said: 'Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth unto David my father, and hath with His hand fulfilled it, saying:
טז   מִן-הַיּוֹם, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתִי אֶת-עַמִּי אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל מִמִּצְרַיִם, לֹא-בָחַרְתִּי בְעִיר מִכֹּל שִׁבְטֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, לִבְנוֹת בַּיִת לִהְיוֹת שְׁמִי שָׁם; וָאֶבְחַר בְּדָוִד, לִהְיוֹת עַל-עַמִּי יִשְׂרָאֵל.16 Since the day that I brought forth My people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house, that My name might be there; but I chose David to be over My people Israel.
יז   וַיְהִי, עִם-לְבַב דָּוִד אָבִי--לִבְנוֹת בַּיִת, לְשֵׁם יקוק א-לקי יִשְׂרָאֵל.17 Now it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
יח   וַיֹּאמֶר יקוק, אֶל-דָּוִד אָבִי, יַעַן אֲשֶׁר הָיָה עִם-לְבָבְךָ, לִבְנוֹת בַּיִת לִשְׁמִי--הֱטִיבֹתָ, כִּי הָיָה עִם-לְבָבֶךָ.18 But the LORD said unto David my father: Whereas it was in thy heart to build a house for My name, thou didst well that it was in thy heart;
יט   רַק אַתָּה, לֹא תִבְנֶה הַבָּיִת:  כִּי אִם-בִּנְךָ הַיֹּצֵא מֵחֲלָצֶיךָ, הוּא-יִבְנֶה הַבַּיִת לִשְׁמִי.19 nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for My name.
כ   וַיָּקֶם יקוק, אֶת-דְּבָרוֹ אֲשֶׁר דִּבֵּר; וָאָקֻם תַּחַת דָּוִד אָבִי וָאֵשֵׁב עַל-כִּסֵּא יִשְׂרָאֵל, כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יקוק, וָאֶבְנֶה הַבַּיִת, לְשֵׁם יקוק א-לקי יִשְׂרָאֵל.20 And the LORD hath established His word that He spoke; for I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built the house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
כא   וָאָשִׂם שָׁם מָקוֹם לָאָרוֹן, אֲשֶׁר-שָׁם בְּרִית יקוק, אֲשֶׁר כָּרַת עִם-אֲבֹתֵינוּ, בְּהוֹצִיאוֹ אֹתָם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. 21 And there have I set a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which He made with our fathers, when He brought them out of the land of Egypt.'
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