The ninth portion of the book of B’resheet/Genesis is Vayeshev, which means “He Continued Living”
Torah Portion: Genesis 37:1-40:23
Haftorah: Amos 2:6-3:8
Apostolic Writings: Matthew 26:3-4,
Acts 7:8-10, Revelation 12:1-2
You can read or listen to the portions below:
Here is what The LORD says: “For Isra’el’s three crimes, no, four — I will not reverse it — because they sell the upright for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes, grinding the heads of the poor in the dust and pushing the lowly out of the way; father and son sleep with the same girl, profaning my holy name; lying down beside any altar on clothes taken in pledge; drinking wine in the house of their G-d bought with fines they imposed. “I destroyed the Emori before them; though tall as cedars and strong as oaks, I destroyed their fruit above and their root below. More than that, I brought you up from Egypt, led you forty years in the desert, so that you could have the Emori’s land. I raised up some of your sons to be prophets, other young men of yours to be n’zirim . People of Isra’el! Isn’t that true?” asks The LORD . But you gave the n’zirim wine to drink and ordered the prophets, ‘Don’t prophesy!’ “Enough! I will make all this crush you, just as a cart overloaded with grain crushes what’s under it. Even the swift won’t be able to flee; the strong won’t be able to use their strength, the warriors won’t save themselves. Archers won’t be able to stand, the fastest runners won’t save themselves, those on horses won’t save themselves. On that day even the bravest warriors will throw off their weapons and flee,” says The LORD.
“Listen to this word which The LORD has spoken against you, people of Isra’el, against the entire family that I brought up from the land of Egypt: “Of all the families on earth, only you have I intimately known. This is why I will punish you for all your crimes.” Do two people travel together without having so agreed? Does a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey? Does a young lion growl in his lair if it has caught nothing? Does a bird get caught in a trap on the ground if it hasn’t been baited? Does a trap spring up from the ground when it has taken nothing? When the shofar is blown in the city, don’t the people tremble? Can disaster befall a city without The LORD’s having done it? The LORD, G-d, does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. The lion has roared. Who will not fear? The LORD , G-d, has spoken. Who will not prophesy?
Then the head cohanim and the elders of people gathered in the palace of Kayafa the cohen hagadol. They made plans to arrest Yeshua surreptitiously and have him put to death;
But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, worked in me all kinds of evil desires — for apart from Torah, sin is dead. I was once alive outside the framework of Torah. But when the commandment really encountered me, sin sprang to life, and I died. The commandment that was intended to bring me life was found to be bringing me death!
Now a great sign was seen in heaven — a woman clothed with the sun, under her feet the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and about to give birth, an