HAFTARAH FOR PARSHAS EMOR

Ashkenaz & Sefarad & Teimani
(Yechezkel 44:15-44:31)


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Yechezkel 44:15-44:31

מד:טו   וְהַכֹּהֲנִים הַלְוִיִּם בְּנֵי צָדוֹק, אֲשֶׁר שָׁמְרוּ אֶת-מִשְׁמֶרֶת מִקְדָּשִׁי בִּתְעוֹת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵעָלַי--הֵמָּה יִקְרְבוּ אֵלַי, לְשָׁרְתֵנִי; וְעָמְדוּ לְפָנַי, לְהַקְרִיב לִי חֵלֶב וָדָם--נְאֻם, א-דני יקוק.44:15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near to Me to minister unto Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer unto Me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD;
טז   הֵמָּה יָבֹאוּ אֶל-מִקְדָּשִׁי, וְהֵמָּה יִקְרְבוּ אֶל-שֻׁלְחָנִי--לְשָׁרְתֵנִי; וְשָׁמְרוּ, אֶת-מִשְׁמַרְתִּי.16 they shall enter into My sanctuary, and they shall come near to My table, to minister unto Me, and they shall keep My charge.
יז   וְהָיָה, בְּבוֹאָם אֶל-שַׁעֲרֵי הֶחָצֵר הַפְּנִימִית, בִּגְדֵי פִשְׁתִּים, יִלְבָּשׁוּ; וְלֹא-יַעֲלֶה עֲלֵיהֶם, צֶמֶר, בְּשָׁרְתָם בְּשַׁעֲרֵי הֶחָצֵר הַפְּנִימִית, וָבָיְתָה.17 And it shall be that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, while they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
יח   פַּאֲרֵי פִשְׁתִּים, יִהְיוּ עַל-רֹאשָׁם, וּמִכְנְסֵי פִשְׁתִּים, יִהְיוּ עַל-מָתְנֵיהֶם:  לֹא יַחְגְּרוּ, בַּיָּזַע.18 They shall have linen tires upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
יט   וּבְצֵאתָם אֶל-הֶחָצֵר הַחִיצוֹנָה אֶל-הֶחָצֵר הַחִיצוֹנָה, אֶל-הָעָם, יִפְשְׁטוּ אֶת-בִּגְדֵיהֶם אֲשֶׁר-הֵמָּה מְשָׁרְתִם בָּם, וְהִנִּיחוּ אוֹתָם בְּלִשְׁכֹת הַקֹּדֶשׁ; וְלָבְשׁוּ בְּגָדִים אֲחֵרִים, וְלֹא-יְקַדְּשׁוּ אֶת-הָעָם בְּבִגְדֵיהֶם.19 And when they go forth into the outer court, even into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments wherein they minister, and lay them in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments, that they sanctify not the people with their garments.
כ   וְרֹאשָׁם לֹא יְגַלֵּחוּ, וּפֶרַע לֹא יְשַׁלֵּחוּ; כָּסוֹם יִכְסְמוּ, אֶת-רָאשֵׁיהֶם.20 Neither shall they shave their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
כא   וְיַיִן לֹא-יִשְׁתּוּ, כָּל-כֹּהֵן, בְּבוֹאָם, אֶל-הֶחָצֵר הַפְּנִימִית.21 Neither shall any priest drink wine, when they enter into the inner court.
כב   וְאַלְמָנָה, וּגְרוּשָׁה, לֹא-יִקְחוּ לָהֶם, לְנָשִׁים:  כִּי אִם-בְּתוּלֹת, מִזֶּרַע בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְהָאַלְמָנָה אֲשֶׁר תִּהְיֶה אַלְמָנָה, מִכֹּהֵן יִקָּחוּ.22 Neither shall they take for their wives a widow, nor her that is put away; but they shall take virgins of the seed of the house of Israel, or a widow that is the widow of a priest.
כג   וְאֶת-עַמִּי יוֹרוּ, בֵּין קֹדֶשׁ לְחֹל; וּבֵין-טָמֵא לְטָהוֹר, יוֹדִעֻם.23 And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
כד   וְעַל-רִיב, הֵמָּה יַעַמְדוּ לשפט (לְמִשְׁפָּט)--בְּמִשְׁפָּטַי, ושפטהו (יִשְׁפְּטֻהוּ); וְאֶת-תּוֹרֹתַי וְאֶת-חֻקֹּתַי, בְּכָל-מוֹעֲדַי יִשְׁמֹרוּ, וְאֶת-שַׁבְּתוֹתַי, יְקַדֵּשׁוּ.24 And in a controversy they shall stand to judge; according to Mine ordinances shall they judge it; and they shall keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed seasons, and they shall hallow My sabbaths.
כה   וְאֶל-מֵת אָדָם, לֹא יָבוֹא לְטָמְאָה:  כִּי אִם-לְאָב וּלְאֵם וּלְבֵן וּלְבַת לְאָח, וּלְאָחוֹת אֲשֶׁר-לֹא-הָיְתָה לְאִישׁ--יִטַּמָּאוּ.25 And they shall come near no dead person to defile themselves; but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.
כו   וְאַחֲרֵי, טָהֳרָתוֹ--שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, יִסְפְּרוּ-לוֹ.26 And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.
כז   וּבְיוֹם בֹּאוֹ אֶל-הַקֹּדֶשׁ אֶל-הֶחָצֵר הַפְּנִימִית, לְשָׁרֵת בַּקֹּדֶשׁ, יַקְרִיב, חַטָּאתוֹ--נְאֻם, א-דני יקוק.27 And in the day that he goeth into the sanctuary, into the inner court, to minister in the sanctuary, he shall offer his sin-offering, saith the Lord GOD.
כח   וְהָיְתָה לָהֶם לְנַחֲלָה, אֲנִי נַחֲלָתָם; וַאֲחֻזָּה, לֹא-תִתְּנוּ לָהֶם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל--אֲנִי, אֲחֻזָּתָם.28 And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: I am their inheritance; and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.
כט   הַמִּנְחָה וְהַחַטָּאת וְהָאָשָׁם, הֵמָּה יֹאכְלוּם; וְכָל-חֵרֶם בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל, לָהֶם יִהְיֶה.29 The meal-offering, and the sin-offering, and the guilt-offering, they, even they, shall eat; and every devoted thing in Israel shall be theirs.
ל   וְרֵאשִׁית כָּל-בִּכּוּרֵי כֹל וְכָל-תְּרוּמַת כֹּל, מִכֹּל תְּרוּמוֹתֵיכֶם--לַכֹּהֲנִים, יִהְיֶה; וְרֵאשִׁית עֲרִסוֹתֵיכֶם תִּתְּנוּ לַכֹּהֵן, לְהָנִיחַ בְּרָכָה אֶל-בֵּיתֶךָ.30 And the first of all the first-fruits of every thing, and every heave-offering of every thing, of all your offerings, shall be for the priests; ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, to cause a blessing to rest on thy house.
לא   כָּל-נְבֵלָה וּטְרֵפָה, מִן-הָעוֹף וּמִן-הַבְּהֵמָה--לֹא יֹאכְלוּ, הַכֹּהֲנִים. 31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself, or is torn, whether it be fowl or beast.
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