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Haftorah for Vayeitzei

Haftorah for Vayeitzei

The following is the standard Haftorah for this week's Torah reading. However, various calendar-based considerations occasionally cause different Haftorahs to be substituted for the standard ones.


Chapter 11

7. And My people waver whether to return to Me, and to the matter concerning which they call them, together they do not uphold [it].
8. How shall I give you, Ephraim? [How] deliver you, O Israel? How shall I make you as Admah, make you as Zeboyim? My heart is turned within Me, together My remorse has been kindled.
9. I will not execute the kindling of My anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim, for I am God and not a man. In your midst is the Holy One, and I will not enter a city.
10. They shall follow the Lord, He shall roar like a lion; for He shall roar, and the children shall hasten from the west.
11. They shall hasten like a bird from Egypt and like a dove from the land of Assyria; and I will place them in their houses, says the Lord.

Chapter 12

1. Ephraim has surrounded me with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit, but Judah still rules with God, and with the Holy One he is faithful.
2. Ephraim joins the wind and chases the east wind; all day he increases deceit and plunder, and they make a treaty with Assyria, and oil is brought to Egypt.
3. Now the Lord has a contention with Judah, and to visit upon Jacob according to his ways; according to his deeds He shall recompense him.
4. In the womb, he seized his brother's heel, and with his strength he strove with an angel.
5. He strove with an angel and prevailed; he wept and beseeched him; In Bethel he shall find Him, and there He shall speak with us.
6. And the Lord is the God of the hosts; the Lord is His Name.
7. And you shall return by your God: keep loving-kindness and justice, and hope to your God always.
8. A trafficker who has deceitful scales in his hand; he loves to oppress.
9. And Ephraim said: Surely I have become rich; I have found power for myself; all my toils shall not suffice for my iniquity which is sin.
10. And I am the Lord your God from the land of Egypt; I will yet make you dwell in tents as in the days of the [early] times.
11. And I spoke to the prophets, and I increased their visions; and to the prophets I assumed likenesses.
12. If there is violence in Gilead, it is because they were but vanity; in Gilgal they sacrificed oxen; also their altars were like heaps on the furrows of the field.
13. And Jacob fled to the field of Aram; and Israel worked for a wife, and for a wife he guarded.
14. And, through a prophet, the Lord brought up Israel from Egypt, and through a prophet they were guarded.

Please note: These Haftorah texts follow Chabad custom. Other communities could possibly read more, less, or a different section of the Prophets altogether. Please consult with your rabbi.
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