HAFTARAH FOR PARSHAS VA'ERA

Ashkenaz & Sefarad
(Yechezkel 28:25-29:21)

Teimani
(Yechezkel 28:24-29:21)


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Yechezkel 28:25-29:21

כח:כה   כֹּה-אָמַר, א-דני יקוק, בְּקַבְּצִי אֶת-בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל מִן-הָעַמִּים אֲשֶׁר נָפֹצוּ בָם, וְנִקְדַּשְׁתִּי בָם לְעֵינֵי הַגּוֹיִם; וְיָשְׁבוּ, עַל-אַדְמָתָם, אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי, לְעַבְדִּי לְיַעֲקֹב.28:25 Thus saith the Lord GOD: When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the nations, then shall they dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob.
כו   וְיָשְׁבוּ עָלֶיהָ, לָבֶטַח, וּבָנוּ בָתִּים וְנָטְעוּ כְרָמִים, וְיָשְׁבוּ לָבֶטַח:  בַּעֲשׂוֹתִי שְׁפָטִים, בְּכֹל הַשָּׁאטִים אֹתָם מִסְּבִיבוֹתָם--וְיָדְעוּ, כִּי אֲנִי יקוק א-לקיהֶם26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell safely; when I have executed judgments upon all those that have them in disdain round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.'
כט:א   בַּשָּׁנָה, הָעֲשִׂרִית, בָּעֲשִׂרִי, בִּשְׁנֵים עָשָׂר לַחֹדֶשׁ--הָיָה דְבַר-יקוק, אֵלַי לֵאמֹר.29:1 In the tenth year, in the tenth month, in the twelfth day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying:
ב   בֶּן-אָדָם--שִׂים פָּנֶיךָ, עַל-פַּרְעֹה מֶלֶךְ מִצְרָיִם; וְהִנָּבֵא עָלָיו, וְעַל-מִצְרַיִם כֻּלָּהּ.2 'Son of man, set thy face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt;
ג   דַּבֵּר וְאָמַרְתָּ כֹּה-אָמַר א-דני יקוק, הִנְנִי עָלֶיךָ פַּרְעֹה מֶלֶךְ-מִצְרַיִם, הַתַּנִּים הַגָּדוֹל, הָרֹבֵץ בְּתוֹךְ יְאֹרָיו:  אֲשֶׁר אָמַר לִי יְאֹרִי, וַאֲנִי עֲשִׂיתִנִי.3 speak, and say: Thus saith the Lord GOD: behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh King of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, that hath said: My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
ד   וְנָתַתִּי חחיים (חַחִים) בִּלְחָיֶיךָ, וְהִדְבַּקְתִּי דְגַת-יְאֹרֶיךָ בְּקַשְׂקְשֹׂתֶיךָ; וְהַעֲלִיתִיךָ, מִתּוֹךְ יְאֹרֶיךָ, וְאֵת כָּל-דְּגַת יְאֹרֶיךָ, בְּקַשְׂקְשֹׂתֶיךָ תִּדְבָּק.4 And I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales; and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.
ה   וּנְטַשְׁתִּיךָ הַמִּדְבָּרָה, אוֹתְךָ וְאֵת כָּל-דְּגַת יְאֹרֶיךָ, עַל-פְּנֵי הַשָּׂדֶה תִּפּוֹל, לֹא תֵאָסֵף וְלֹא תִקָּבֵץ--לְחַיַּת הָאָרֶץ וּלְעוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם, נְתַתִּיךָ לְאָכְלָה.5 And I will cast thee into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers; thou shalt fall upon the open field; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered; to the beasts of the earth and to the fowls of the heaven have I given thee for food.
ו   וְיָדְעוּ כָּל-יֹשְׁבֵי מִצְרַיִם, כִּי אֲנִי יקוק, יַעַן הֱיוֹתָם מִשְׁעֶנֶת קָנֶה, לְבֵית יִשְׂרָאֵל.6 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
ז   בְּתָפְשָׂם בְּךָ בכפך (בַכַּף) תֵּרוֹץ, וּבָקַעְתָּ לָהֶם כָּל-כָּתֵף; וּבְהִשָּׁעֲנָם עָלֶיךָ תִּשָּׁבֵר, וְהַעֲמַדְתָּ לָהֶם כָּל-מָתְנָיִם. 7 When they take hold of thee with the hand, thou dost break, and rend all their shoulders; and when they lean upon thee, thou breakest, and makest all their loins to be at a stand.
ח   לָכֵן, כֹּה אָמַר א-דני יקוק, הִנְנִי מֵבִיא עָלַיִךְ, חָרֶב; וְהִכְרַתִּי מִמֵּךְ, אָדָם וּבְהֵמָה.8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will bring a sword upon thee, and will cut off from thee man and beast.
ט   וְהָיְתָה אֶרֶץ-מִצְרַיִם לִשְׁמָמָה וְחָרְבָּה, וְיָדְעוּ כִּי-אֲנִי יקוק:  יַעַן אָמַר יְאֹר לִי, וַאֲנִי עָשִׂיתִי.9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste, and they shall know that I am the LORD; because he hath said: The river is mine, and I have made it.
י   לָכֵן הִנְנִי אֵלֶיךָ, וְאֶל-יְאֹרֶיךָ; וְנָתַתִּי אֶת-אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, לְחָרְבוֹת חֹרֶב שְׁמָמָה, מִמִּגְדֹּל סְוֵנֵה, וְעַד-גְּבוּל כּוּשׁ.10 Therefore, behold, I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from Migdol to Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
יא   לֹא תַעֲבָר-בָּהּ רֶגֶל אָדָם, וְרֶגֶל בְּהֵמָה לֹא תַעֲבָר-בָּהּ; וְלֹא תֵשֵׁב, אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה.11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.
יב   וְנָתַתִּי אֶת-אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם שְׁמָמָה בְּתוֹךְ אֲרָצוֹת נְשַׁמּוֹת, וְעָרֶיהָ בְּתוֹךְ עָרִים מָחֳרָבוֹת תִּהְיֶיןָ שְׁמָמָה, אַרְבָּעִים, שָׁנָה; וַהֲפִצֹתִי אֶת-מִצְרַיִם בַּגּוֹיִם, וְזֵרִיתִים בָּאֲרָצוֹת. 12 And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
יג   כִּי כֹּה אָמַר, א-דני יקוק:  מִקֵּץ אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה, אֲקַבֵּץ אֶת-מִצְרַיִם, מִן-הָעַמִּים, אֲשֶׁר-נָפֹצוּ שָׁמָּה.13 For thus saith the Lord GOD: At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the peoples whither they were scattered;
יד   וְשַׁבְתִּי, אֶת-שְׁבוּת מִצְרַיִם, וַהֲשִׁבֹתִי אֹתָם אֶרֶץ פַּתְרוֹס, עַל-אֶרֶץ מְכוּרָתָם; וְהָיוּ שָׁם, מַמְלָכָה שְׁפָלָה.14 and I will turn the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their origin; and they shall be there a lowly kingdom.
טו   מִן-הַמַּמְלָכוֹת תִּהְיֶה שְׁפָלָה, וְלֹא-תִתְנַשֵּׂא עוֹד עַל-הַגּוֹיִם; וְהִמְעַטְתִּים--לְבִלְתִּי, רְדוֹת בַּגּוֹיִם.15 It shall be the lowliest of the kingdoms, neither shall it any more lift itself up above the nations; and I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.
טז   וְלֹא יִהְיֶה-עוֹד לְבֵית יִשְׂרָאֵל לְמִבְטָח מַזְכִּיר עָון, בִּפְנוֹתָם אַחֲרֵיהֶם; וְיָדְעוּ, כִּי אֲנִי א-דני יקוק16 And it shall be no more the confidence of the house of Israel, bringing iniquity to remembrance, when they turn after them; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.'
יז   וַיְהִי, בְּעֶשְׂרִים וָשֶׁבַע שָׁנָה, בָּרִאשׁוֹן, בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ; הָיָה דְבַר-יקוק, אֵלַי לֵאמֹר.17 And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying:
יח   בֶּן-אָדָם, נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּר מֶלֶךְ-בָּבֶל הֶעֱבִיד אֶת-חֵילוֹ עֲבֹדָה גְדוֹלָה אֶל-צֹר--כָּל-רֹאשׁ מֻקְרָח, וְכָל-כָּתֵף מְרוּטָה; וְשָׂכָר לֹא-הָיָה לוֹ וּלְחֵילוֹ, מִצֹּר, עַל-הָעֲבֹדָה, אֲשֶׁר-עָבַד עָלֶיהָ. 18 'Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyre; every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled; yet had he no wages, nor his army, from Tyre, for the service that he had served against it;
יט   לָכֵן, כֹּה אָמַר א-דני יקוק, הִנְנִי נֹתֵן לִנְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּר מֶלֶךְ-בָּבֶל, אֶת-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם; וְנָשָׂא הֲמֹנָהּ וְשָׁלַל שְׁלָלָהּ, וּבָזַז בִּזָּהּ, וְהָיְתָה שָׂכָר, לְחֵילוֹ.19 therefore thus saith the Lord GOD: Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall carry off her abundance, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.
כ   פְּעֻלָּתוֹ אֲשֶׁר-עָבַד בָּהּ, נָתַתִּי לוֹ אֶת-אֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם, אֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ לִי, נְאֻם א-דני יקוק.20 I have given him the land of Egypt as his hire for which he served, because they wrought for Me, saith the Lord GOD.
כא   בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, אַצְמִיחַ קֶרֶן לְבֵית יִשְׂרָאֵל, וּלְךָ אֶתֵּן פִּתְחוֹן-פֶּה, בְּתוֹכָם; וְיָדְעוּ, כִּי-אֲנִי יקוק21 In that day will I cause a horn to shoot up unto the house of Israel, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.'
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