The third portion of the book of Sh’mot/Exodus is Bo, which means “Go” This is the 15th Torah Portion.
Torah Portion: Exodus 10:1-13:16
Haftorah: Jeremiah 46:13-28
Apostolic Writings: Luke 22:7-30
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This word The LORD spoke to Yirmeyahu the prophet concerning how N’vukhadretzar king of Bavel would come and attack the land of Egypt: “Proclaim in Egypt, announce in Migdol, announce in Nof and Tachpanches; say: ‘Take your stand! Get ready! For all around you the sword is destroying. Why has your strong one been overthrown? He failed to stand because The LORD pushed him down. He caused many to trip; yes, they fell all over each other.’” Then they said, “Let’s get up, let’s return to our own people, back to the land where we were born, away from the sword that destroys.” They cried there, “Pharaoh king of Egypt makes noise, but he lets the right time [for action] slip by.” “As I live,” says the king, whose name is The LORD of Hosts, “when he comes, he will be [as mighty] as Tavor among the mountains, as Karmel next to the sea. “Daughter living in Egypt, prepare what you need for exile; for Nof will become a ruin, laid waste, without inhabitant. Egypt is a beautiful female calf; but a horsefly from the north has come to attack her. Her mercenaries too, that she had with her, were like well-fed calves in a stable; but they too have withdrawn in retreat, they all ran away without standing their ground. For their day of disaster has come over them, the time for them to be punished. Egypt hisses like a snake, as the enemy’s army marches ahead, attacking her with their axes like lumbermen chopping trees. They cut down her forest,” says The LORD, “for they cannot be numbered; yes, there are more of them than locusts, far too many to count. The daughter of Egypt is put to shame, handed over to the people from the north.” The LORD of Hosts, the of Isra’el, says: “I will punish Amon from No, Pharaoh, and Egypt with her gods and kings — that is, Pharaoh and those who trust in him; I will hand them over to those who seek their lives, to N’vukhadretzar king of Bavel and to his servants. But afterwards, Egypt will be inhabited, as in the past,” says The LORD. “Yet don’t be afraid, Ya‘akov my servant; don’t be distressed, Isra’el. For I will save you from faraway places, and your offspring from the lands where they are held captive. Ya‘akov will return and be at peace, quiet, with no one to make him afraid. Don’t be afraid, Ya‘akov my servant,” says The LORD, “for I am with you. I will finish off all the nations where I have scattered you. However, you I will not finish off, I will discipline you as you deserve, but not completely destroy you.”
Then came the day of matzah , on which the Passover lamb had to be killed. Yeshua sent Kefa and Yochanan, instructing them, “Go and prepare our Seder , so we can eat.” They asked him, “Where do you want us to prepare it?” He told them, “As you’re going into the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house he enters, and say to its owner, ‘The Rabbi says to you, “Where is the guest room, where I am to eat the Pesach meal with my talmidim?” ’ He will show you a large room upstairs already furnished; make the preparations there.” They went and found things just as Yeshua had told them they would be, and they prepared for the Seder . When the time came, Yeshua and the emissaries reclined at the table, and he said to them, “I have really wanted so much to celebrate this Seder with you before I die! For I tell you, it is certain that I will not celebrate it again until it is given its full meaning in the Kingdom of.” Then, taking a cup of wine, he made the b’rakhah and said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on, I will not drink the ‘fruit of the vine’ until the Kingdom of G-d comes.” Also, taking a piece of matzah , he made the b’rakhah broke it, gave it to them and said, “This is my body, which is being given for you; do this in memory of me.” He did the same with the cup after the meal, saying, “This cup is the New Covenant, ratified by my blood, which is being poured out for you.