HAFTARAH FOR PARSHAS VAYIKRA

Ashkenaz & Sefarad
(Yeshayah 43:21-44:23)

Teimani
(Yeshayah 43:21-44:6)

Yeshayah 43:21-44:23

מג:כא   עַם-זוּ יָצַרְתִּי לִי, תְּהִלָּתִי יְסַפֵּרוּ. 43:21 The people which I formed for Myself, that they might tell of My praise.
כב   וְלֹא-אֹתִי קָרָאתָ, יַעֲקֹב:  כִּי-יָגַעְתָּ בִּי, יִשְׂרָאֵל.22 Yet thou hast not called upon Me, O Jacob, neither hast thou wearied thyself about Me, O Israel.
כג   לֹא-הֵבֵיאתָ לִּי שֵׂה עֹלֹתֶיךָ, וּזְבָחֶיךָ לֹא כִבַּדְתָּנִי; לֹא הֶעֱבַדְתִּיךָ בְּמִנְחָה, וְלֹא הוֹגַעְתִּיךָ בִּלְבוֹנָה.23 Thou hast not brought Me the small cattle of thy burnt-offerings; neither hast thou honoured Me with thy sacrifices. I have not burdened thee with a meal-offering, nor wearied thee with frankincense.
כד   לֹא-קָנִיתָ לִּי בַכֶּסֶף קָנֶה, וְחֵלֶב זְבָחֶיךָ לֹא הִרְוִיתָנִי; אַךְ, הֶעֱבַדְתַּנִי בְּחַטֹּאותֶיךָ, הוֹגַעְתַּנִי, בַּעֲונֹתֶיךָ.24 Thou hast bought Me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou satisfied Me with the fat of thy sacrifices; but thou hast burdened Me with thy sins, thou hast wearied Me with thine iniquities.
כה   אָנֹכִי אָנֹכִי הוּא מֹחֶה פְשָׁעֶיךָ, לְמַעֲנִי:  וְחַטֹּאתֶיךָ, לֹא אֶזְכֹּר.25 I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for Mine own sake; and thy sins I will not remember.
כו   הַזְכִּירֵנִי, נִשָּׁפְטָה יָחַד; סַפֵּר אַתָּה, לְמַעַן תִּצְדָּק.26 Put Me in remembrance, let us plead together; declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.
כז   אָבִיךָ הָרִאשׁוֹן, חָטָא; וּמְלִיצֶיךָ, פָּשְׁעוּ בִי.27 Thy first father sinned, and thine intercessors have transgressed against Me.
כח   וַאֲחַלֵּל, שָׂרֵי קֹדֶשׁ; וְאֶתְּנָה לַחֵרֶם יַעֲקֹב, וְיִשְׂרָאֵל לְגִדּוּפִים. 28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and I have given Jacob to condemnation, and Israel to reviling.
מד:א   וְעַתָּה שְׁמַע, יַעֲקֹב עַבְדִּי; וְיִשְׂרָאֵל, בָּחַרְתִּי בוֹ.44:1 Yet now hear, O Jacob My servant, and Israel, whom I have chosen;
ב   כֹּה-אָמַר יקוק עֹשֶׂךָ וְיֹצֶרְךָ מִבֶּטֶן, יַעְזְרֶךָּ:  אַל-תִּירָא עַבְדִּי יַעֲקֹב, וִישֻׁרוּן בָּחַרְתִּי בוֹ.2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, who will help thee: Fear not, O Jacob My servant, and thou, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
ג   כִּי אֶצָּק-מַיִם עַל-צָמֵא, וְנֹזְלִים עַל-יַבָּשָׁה; אֶצֹּק רוּחִי עַל-זַרְעֶךָ, וּבִרְכָתִי עַל-צֶאֱצָאֶיךָ.3 For I will pour water upon the thirsty land, and streams upon the dry ground; I will pour My spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring;
ד   וְצָמְחוּ, בְּבֵין חָצִיר, כַּעֲרָבִים, עַל-יִבְלֵי-מָיִם.4 And they shall spring up among the grass, as willows by the watercourses.
ה   זֶה יֹאמַר לַיקוק אָנִי, וְזֶה יִקְרָא בְשֵׁם-יַעֲקֹב; וְזֶה, יִכְתֹּב יָדוֹ לַיקוק, וּבְשֵׁם יִשְׂרָאֵל, יְכַנֶּה. 5 One shall say: 'I am the LORD'S'; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.
ו   כֹּה-אָמַר יקוק מֶלֶךְ-יִשְׂרָאֵל וְגֹאֲלוֹ, יקוק צְבָאוֹת:  אֲנִי רִאשׁוֹן וַאֲנִי אַחֲרוֹן, וּמִבַּלְעָדַי אֵין א-לקים.6 Thus saith the LORD, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer the LORD of hosts: I am the first, and I am the last, and beside Me there is no God.
ז   וּמִי-כָמוֹנִי יִקְרָא, וְיַגִּידֶהָ וְיַעְרְכֶהָ לִי, מִשּׂוּמִי, עַם-עוֹלָם; וְאֹתִיּוֹת וַאֲשֶׁר תָּבֹאנָה, יַגִּידוּ לָמוֹ.7 And who, as I, can proclaim--let him declare it, and set it in order for Me--since I appointed the ancient people? And the things that are coming, and that shall come to pass, let them declare.
ח   אַל-תִּפְחֲדוּ, וְאַל-תִּרְהוּ--הֲלֹא מֵאָז הִשְׁמַעְתִּיךָ וְהִגַּדְתִּי, וְאַתֶּם עֵדָי; הֲיֵשׁ אֱלוֹהַּ מִבַּלְעָדַי, וְאֵין צוּר בַּל-יָדָעְתִּי.8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid; have I not announced unto thee of old, and declared it? And ye are My witnesses. Is there a God beside Me? Yea, there is no Rock; I know not any.
ט   יֹצְרֵי-פֶסֶל כֻּלָּם תֹּהוּ, וַחֲמוּדֵיהֶם בַּל-יוֹעִילוּ; וְעֵדֵיהֶם הֵמָּה, בַּל-יִרְאוּ וּבַל-יֵדְעוּ--לְמַעַן יֵבֹשׁוּ.9 They that fashion a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things shall not profit; and their own witnesses see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
י   מִי-יָצַר אֵל, וּפֶסֶל נָסָךְ--לְבִלְתִּי, הוֹעִיל.10 Who hath fashioned a god, or molten an image that is profitable for nothing?
יא   הֵן כָּל-חֲבֵרָיו יֵבֹשׁוּ, וְחָרָשִׁים הֵמָּה מֵאָדָם; יִתְקַבְּצוּ כֻלָּם יַעֲמֹדוּ, יִפְחֲדוּ יֵבֹשׁוּ יָחַד.11 Behold, all the fellows thereof shall be ashamed; and the craftsmen skilled above men; let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; they shall fear, they shall be ashamed together.
יב   חָרַשׁ בַּרְזֶל, מַעֲצָד, וּפָעַל בַּפֶּחָם, וּבַמַּקָּבוֹת יִצְּרֵהוּ; וַיִּפְעָלֵהוּ, בִּזְרוֹעַ כֹּחוֹ--גַּם-רָעֵב וְאֵין כֹּחַ, לֹא-שָׁתָה מַיִם וַיִּיעָף.12 The smith maketh an axe, and worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with his strong arm; yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth; he drinketh no water, and is faint.
יג   חָרַשׁ עֵצִים, נָטָה קָו, יְתָאֲרֵהוּ בַשֶּׂרֶד, יַעֲשֵׂהוּ בַּמַּקְצֻעוֹת וּבַמְּחוּגָה יְתָאֳרֵהוּ; וַיַּעֲשֵׂהוּ כְּתַבְנִית אִישׁ, כְּתִפְאֶרֶת אָדָם לָשֶׁבֶת בָּיִת.13 The carpenter stretcheth out a line; he marketh it out with a pencil; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compasses, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man, to dwell in the house.
יד   לִכְרָת-לוֹ אֲרָזִים--וַיִּקַּח תִּרְזָה וְאַלּוֹן, וַיְאַמֶּץ-לוֹ בַּעֲצֵי-יָעַר; נָטַע אֹרֶן, וְגֶשֶׁם יְגַדֵּל.14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the ilex and the oak, and strengtheneth for himself one among the trees of the forest; he planteth a bay-tree, and the rain doth nourish it.
טו   וְהָיָה לְאָדָם, לְבָעֵר, וַיִּקַּח מֵהֶם וַיָּחָם, אַף-יַשִּׂיק וְאָפָה לָחֶם; אַף-יִפְעַל-אֵל וַיִּשְׁתָּחוּ, עָשָׂהוּ פֶסֶל וַיִּסְגָּד-לָמוֹ.15 Then a man useth it for fuel; and he taketh thereof, and warmeth himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
טז   חֶצְיוֹ, שָׂרַף בְּמוֹ-אֵשׁ, עַל-חֶצְיוֹ בָּשָׂר יֹאכֵל, יִצְלֶה צָלִי וְיִשְׂבָּע; אַף-יָחֹם וְיֹאמַר הֶאָח, חַמּוֹתִי רָאִיתִי אוּר.16 He burneth the half thereof in the fire; with the half thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied; yea, he warmeth himself, and saith: 'Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire';
יז   וּשְׁאֵרִיתוֹ, לְאֵל עָשָׂה לְפִסְלוֹ; יסגוד- (יִסְגָּד-) לוֹ וְיִשְׁתַּחוּ, וְיִתְפַּלֵּל אֵלָיו, וְיֹאמַר הַצִּילֵנִי, כִּי אֵלִי אָתָּה.17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image; he falleth down unto it and worshippeth, and prayeth unto it, and saith: 'Deliver me, for thou art my god.'
יח   לֹא יָדְעוּ, וְלֹא יָבִינוּ:  כִּי טַח מֵרְאוֹת עֵינֵיהֶם, מֵהַשְׂכִּיל לִבֹּתָם.18 They know not, neither do they understand; for their eyes are bedaubed, that they cannot see, and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
יט   וְלֹא-יָשִׁיב אֶל-לִבּוֹ, וְלֹא דַעַת וְלֹא-תְבוּנָה לֵאמֹר, חֶצְיוֹ שָׂרַפְתִּי בְמוֹ-אֵשׁ וְאַף אָפִיתִי עַל-גֶּחָלָיו לֶחֶם, אֶצְלֶה בָשָׂר וְאֹכֵל; וְיִתְרוֹ לְתוֹעֵבָה אֶעֱשֶׂה, לְבוּל עֵץ אֶסְגּוֹד.19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say: 'I have burned the half of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh and eaten it; and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? Shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?'
כ   רֹעֶה אֵפֶר, לֵב הוּתַל הִטָּהוּ; וְלֹא-יַצִּיל אֶת-נַפְשׁוֹ וְלֹא יֹאמַר, הֲלוֹא שֶׁקֶר בִּימִינִי. 20 He striveth after ashes, a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say: 'Is there not a lie in my right hand?'
כא   זְכָר-אֵלֶּה יַעֲקֹב, וְיִשְׂרָאֵל כִּי עַבְדִּי-אָתָּה; יְצַרְתִּיךָ עֶבֶד-לִי אַתָּה, יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא תִנָּשֵׁנִי.21 Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for thou art My servant; I have formed thee, thou art Mine own servant; O Israel, thou shouldest not forget Me.
כב   מָחִיתִי כָעָב פְּשָׁעֶיךָ, וְכֶעָנָן חַטֹּאותֶיךָ; שׁוּבָה אֵלַי, כִּי גְאַלְתִּיךָ.22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins; return unto Me, for I have redeemed thee.
כג   רָנּוּ שָׁמַיִם כִּי-עָשָׂה יקוק, הָרִיעוּ תַּחְתִּיּוֹת אָרֶץ, פִּצְחוּ הָרִים רִנָּה, יַעַר וְכָל-עֵץ בּוֹ:  כִּי-גָאַל יקוק יַעֲקֹב, וּבְיִשְׂרָאֵל יִתְפָּאָר. 23 Sing, O ye heavens, for the LORD hath done it; shout, ye lowest parts of the earth; break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein; for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and doth glorify Himself in Israel.
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