Genesis 32 : 4 – 36 : 43
Jacob Prepares to Meet Esau
4 Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom. 5 He also commanded them saying, “This is what you should say to my lord, to Esau: ‘This is what your servant Jacob said: I’ve been staying with Laban, and have lingered until now. 6 Now I’ve come to possess oxen and donkeys, flocks, male servants and female servants. I sent word to tell my lord, in order to find favor in your eyes.’”
7 The messengers returned to Jacob saying, “We went to your brother, to Esau, and he’s also coming out to meet you—and 400 men with him.”8 So Jacob became extremely afraid and distressed. He divided the people with him, along with the flocks and herds and camels, into two camps, 9 for he thought, “If Esau comes to one camp and strikes it, the camp that’s left will escape.” 10 Then Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Adonai, who said to me, ‘Return to your land and to your relatives and I will do good with you.’ 11 I am unworthy of all the proofs of mercy and of all the dependability that you have shown to your servant. For with only my staff I crossed over this Jordan, and now I’ve become two camps. 12 Deliver me, please, from my brother’s hand, from Esau’s hand, for I’m afraid of him that he’ll come and strike me—the mothers with the children. 13 You Yourself said, ‘I will most certainly do good with you, and will make your seed like the sand of the sea that cannot be counted because of its abundance.’”a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Gen.+32%3A4–36%3A43&version=TLV">"ttps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Gen.+32%3A4%E2%80%9336%3A43&version=TLV</a></p></td><td rowspan="4">" " ">">"">"">"" ">"nbsp;</td><td style="width: 400px;">"nbsp;</td><td style="width: 400px;">"nbsp;</td><td style="width: 200px;">"nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" quot;>" ">">">" ">"aftarah Reading
Obadaiah 1 : 1 – 21
Edom’s Arrogance and Ruin
1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus says Adonai Elohim concerning Edom:
We have heard a report from Adonai—
and an envoy has been sent among the nations:
“Arise and let us rise up against her in battle.”
2 Behold, I will make you least among the nations,
you will be greatly despised.
3 The arrogance of your heart has deceived you—
living in the clefts of the rock—
his dwelling place is lofty, saying in his heart:
‘Who shall bring me down to the earth?’
4 Even if you soar like the eagle,
and even if you set your nest among the stars,
from there I will bring you down.’”
declares Adonai. 5 “If thieves came to you,
if robbers by night—
how ruined you would be!—
would they keep stealing after they had enough?
If grape-gatherers came to you,
would they not leave some gleaning?
6 How Esau will be ransacked,
and how his hidden treasures searched out!
7 All your allies will force you to the border.
The men that are at peace with you will deceive you and overpower you.
Those who eat your bread will set a trap under you.
(He has no discernment.)
8 In that day,”—declares Adonai—
“will I not destroy the wise men from Edom
and understanding from the hill country of Esau?
9 Then your mighty men, O Teman, will be shattered
—so everyone will be cut off from the hill country of Esau by slaughter.10 “Because of your violence to your brother Jacob,
shame will cover you,
and you will be cut off forever
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John 1 : 19 – 2 : 12
John’s Witness to Israel’s Leaders
19 This is John’s testimony, when the Judean leaders sent kohanim and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
20 He openly admitted and did not deny; he admitted, “I am not the Messiah.”21 “What then? Are you Elijah?” they asked him.“I am not,” said John.“Are you the Prophet?”“No,” he answered.22 So they said to him, “Who are you? Give us an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”23 He said, “I am ‘the voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of Adonai,”’[a hef="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jn.+1%3A19–2%3A12&version=TLV#fen-TLV-26131a">"] as the prophet Isaiah said.”24 Now those sent were from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, “If you’re not the Messiah, Elijah, or the Prophet, why then are you immersing?” 26 “I immerse in water,” John answered. “Among you stands One you do not know, 27 coming after me, whose sandals I’m not worthy to untie.” 28 These things happened in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was immersing.
Behold, the Lamb of God
29 The next day, John sees Yeshua coming to him and says, “Behold, the Lamb[a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passae/?search=Jn.+1%3A19–2%3A12&version=TLV#fen-TLV-26137b">"] of God who takes away the sin of the world!a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Jn.+1%3A19–2%3A12&version=TLV">"ttps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jn.+1%3A19%E2%80%932%3A12&version=TLV
Hebrews 11 : 11 – 20
11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive[a] when she was barren and past the age, since she considered the One who had made the promise to be faithful. 12 So from one—and him as good as dead—were fathered offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven, and as uncountable as the sand on the seashore.[b]
13 These all died in faith without receiving the things promised—but they saw them and welcomed them from afar, and they confessed that they were strangers and sojourners on the earth. [c] 14 For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. 15 If indeed they had been thinking about where they had come from, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they yearn for a better land—that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them. 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had received the promises was offering up his one and only son— 18 the one about whom it was said, “Through Isaac offspring shall be named for you.” [d] 19 He reasoned that God was able to raise him up even from the dead—and in a sense, he did receive him back from there.20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Heb.+11%3A11-20&version=TLV
Matthew 26 : 36 – 46
“Your Will Be Done”
36 Then Yeshua comes with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He tells the disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And He took along Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, and He began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then He tells them, “My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with Me.” 39 Going a little farther, He fell face down and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me! Yet not as I will, but as You will.” 40 Then He comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping; and He tells Peter, “So couldn’t you keep watch with Me for one hour? 41 Keep watching and praying, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 Again for a second time He went away and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, let Your will be done.” 43 And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So He left them again and prayed a third time, saying the same words once more. 45 Then He comes to the disciples and says to them, “Still sleeping? Taking your rest? Look, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is being delivered into the hands of sinners. 46 Get up, let’s go! Look, My betrayer is near.”https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mt.+26%3A36-46&version=TLV