HAFTARAH FOR PARSHAS TETZAVEH

Ashkenaz & Sefarad & Teimani
(Yechezkel 43:10-43:27)


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Yechezkel 43:10-43:27

מג:י   אַתָּה בֶן-אָדָם, הַגֵּד אֶת-בֵּית-יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-הַבַּיִת, וְיִכָּלְמוּ, מֵעֲונוֹתֵיהֶם; וּמָדְדוּ, אֶת-תָּכְנִית.43:10 Thou, son of man, show the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure accurately.
יא   וְאִם-נִכְלְמוּ מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר-עָשׂוּ, צוּרַת הַבַּיִת וּתְכוּנָתוֹ וּמוֹצָאָיו וּמוֹבָאָיו וְכָל-צוּרֹתָו וְאֵת כָּל-חֻקֹּתָיו וְכָל-צוּרֹתָו וְכָל-תּוֹרֹתָו הוֹדַע אוֹתָם, וּכְתֹב, לְעֵינֵיהֶם; וְיִשְׁמְרוּ אֶת-כָּל-צוּרָתוֹ, וְאֶת-כָּל-חֻקֹּתָיו--וְעָשׂוּ אוֹתָם.11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, make known unto them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof, and write it in their sight; that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.
יב   זֹאת, תּוֹרַת הַבָּיִת:  עַל-רֹאשׁ הָהָר כָּל-גְּבֻלוֹ סָבִיב סָבִיב, קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים--הִנֵּה-זֹאת, תּוֹרַת הַבָּיִת.12 This is the law of the house: upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
יג   וְאֵלֶּה מִדּוֹת הַמִּזְבֵּחַ בָּאַמּוֹת, אַמָּה אַמָּה וָטֹפַח; וְחֵיק הָאַמָּה וְאַמָּה-רֹחַב, וּגְבוּלָהּ אֶל-שְׂפָתָהּ סָבִיב זֶרֶת הָאֶחָד, וְזֶה, גַּב הַמִּזְבֵּחַ.13 And these are the measures of the altar by cubits--the cubit is a cubit and a handbreadth: the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about a span; and this shall be the base of the altar.
יד   וּמֵחֵיק הָאָרֶץ עַד-הָעֲזָרָה הַתַּחְתּוֹנָה, שְׁתַּיִם אַמּוֹת, וְרֹחַב, אַמָּה אֶחָת; וּמֵהָעֲזָרָה הַקְּטַנָּה עַד-הָעֲזָרָה הַגְּדוֹלָה, אַרְבַּע אַמּוֹת, וְרֹחַב, הָאַמָּה.14 And from the bottom upon the ground to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle to the greater settle shall be four cubits, and the breadth a cubit.
טו   וְהַהַרְאֵל, אַרְבַּע אַמּוֹת; וּמֵהָאֲרִאֵיל וּלְמַעְלָה, הַקְּרָנוֹת אַרְבַּע.15 And the hearth shall be four cubits; and from the hearth and upward there shall be four horns.
טז   וְהָאֲרִאֵיל, שְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה אֹרֶךְ, בִּשְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה, רֹחַב:  רָבוּעַ, אֶל אַרְבַּעַת רְבָעָיו.16 And the hearth shall be twelve cubits long by twelve broad, square in the four sides thereof.
יז   וְהָעֲזָרָה אַרְבַּע עֶשְׂרֵה אֹרֶךְ, בְּאַרְבַּע עֶשְׂרֵה רֹחַב, אֶל, אַרְבַּעַת רְבָעֶיהָ; וְהַגְּבוּל סָבִיב אוֹתָהּ חֲצִי הָאַמָּה, וְהַחֵיק-לָהּ אַמָּה סָבִיב, וּמַעֲלֹתֵהוּ, פְּנוֹת קָדִים.17 And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen broad in the four sides thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom thereof shall be a cubit about; and the steps thereof shall look toward the east.'
יח   וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלַי, בֶּן-אָדָם כֹּה אָמַר א-דני יקוק, אֵלֶּה חֻקּוֹת הַמִּזְבֵּחַ, בְּיוֹם הֵעָשׂוֹתוֹ--לְהַעֲלוֹת עָלָיו עוֹלָה, וְלִזְרֹק עָלָיו דָּם.18 And He said unto me: 'Son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD: These are the ordinances of the altar in the day when they shall make it, to offer burnt-offerings thereon, and to dash blood against it.
יט   וְנָתַתָּה אֶל-הַכֹּהֲנִים הַלְוִיִּם אֲשֶׁר הֵם מִזֶּרַע צָדוֹק הַקְּרֹבִים אֵלַי, נְאֻם א-דני יקוק--לְשָׁרְתֵנִי:  פַּר בֶּן-בָּקָר, לְחַטָּאת.19 Thou shalt give to the priests the Levites that are of the seed of Zadok, who are near unto Me, to minister unto Me, saith the Lord GOD, a young bullock for a sin-offering.
כ   וְלָקַחְתָּ מִדָּמוֹ, וְנָתַתָּה עַל-אַרְבַּע קַרְנֹתָיו וְאֶל-אַרְבַּע פִּנּוֹת הָעֲזָרָה, וְאֶל-הַגְּבוּל, סָבִיב; וְחִטֵּאתָ אוֹתוֹ, וְכִפַּרְתָּהוּ.20 And thou shalt take of the blood thereof, and put it on the four horns of it, and on the four corners of the settle, and upon the border round about; thus shalt thou purify it and make atonement for it.
כא   וְלָקַחְתָּ, אֵת הַפָּר הַחַטָּאת; וּשְׂרָפוֹ בְּמִפְקַד הַבַּיִת, מִחוּץ לַמִּקְדָּשׁ.21 Thou shalt also take the bullock of the sin-offering, and it shall be burnt in the appointed place of the house, without the sanctuary.
כב   וּבַיּוֹם, הַשֵּׁנִי, תַּקְרִיב שְׂעִיר-עִזִּים תָּמִים, לְחַטָּאת; וְחִטְּאוּ, אֶת-הַמִּזְבֵּחַ, כַּאֲשֶׁר חִטְּאוּ, בַּפָּר.22 And on the second day thou shalt offer a he-goat without blemish for a sin-offering; and they shall purify the altar, as they did purify it with the bullock.
כג   בְּכַלּוֹתְךָ, מֵחַטֵּא--תַּקְרִיב פַּר בֶּן-בָּקָר תָּמִים, וְאַיִל מִן-הַצֹּאן תָּמִים.23 When thou hast made an end of purifying it, thou shalt offer a young bullock without blemish, and a ram out of the flock without blemish.
כד   וְהִקְרַבְתָּם, לִפְנֵי יקוק; וְהִשְׁלִיכוּ הַכֹּהֲנִים עֲלֵיהֶם מֶלַח, וְהֶעֱלוּ אוֹתָם עֹלָה לַיקוק.24 And thou shalt present them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt-offering unto the LORD.
כה   שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, תַּעֲשֶׂה שְׂעִיר-חַטָּאת לַיּוֹם; וּפַר בֶּן-בָּקָר וְאַיִל מִן-הַצֹּאן, תְּמִימִים יַעֲשׂוּ.25 Seven days shalt thou prepare every day a goat for a sin-offering; they shall also prepare a young bullock, and a ram out of the flock, without blemish.
כו   שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, יְכַפְּרוּ אֶת-הַמִּזְבֵּחַ, וְטִהֲרוּ, אֹתוֹ; וּמִלְאוּ, יָדָו.26 Seven days shall they make atonement for the altar and cleanse it; so shall they consecrate it.
כז   וִיכַלּוּ, אֶת-הַיָּמִים;   וְהָיָה בַיּוֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי וָהָלְאָה, יַעֲשׂוּ הַכֹּהֲנִים עַל-הַמִּזְבֵּחַ אֶת-עוֹלוֹתֵיכֶם וְאֶת-שַׁלְמֵיכֶם, וְרָצִאתִי אֶתְכֶם, נְאֻם א-דני יקוק27 And when they have accomplished the days,it shall be that upon the eighth day, and forward, the priests shall make your burnt-offerings upon the altar, and your peace-offerings; and I will accept you, saith the Lord GOD.'
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