B'reshit (Genesis) 11:1-32 | Yesha-Yahu (Isaiah) 54:1-55:5 |Matti (Matthew) 24:36-44; Luka (Luke) 1:5-80



B'reshit Chapter 11
1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, "Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen had they for mortar. 4 And they said, "Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, with its top in heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." 5 And יהוה came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. 6 And יהוה said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do; and now nothing will be withheld from them, which they purpose to do. 7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." 8 So יהוה scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore was the name of it called Bavel; because יהוה did there confound the language of all the earth; and from there did יהוה scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arpakhshad two years after the flood. 11 And Shem lived after he begot Arpakhshad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. 12 And Arpakhshad lived thirty-five years, and begot Shelah. 13 And Arpakhshad lived after he begot Shelah four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. 14 And Shelah lived thirty years, and begot Ever. 15 And Shelah lived after he begot Ever four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. 16 And Ever lived thirty-four years, and begot Peleg. 17 And Ever lived after he begot Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters. 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Re’u. 19 And Peleg lived after he begot Re'u two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters. 20 And Re'u lived thirty-two years, and begot Serug. 21 And Re'u lived after he begot Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters. 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nakhor. 23 And Serug lived after he begot Nahor two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. 24 And Nakhor lived twenty-nine years, and begot Terakh. 25 And Nakhor lived after he begot Terakh a hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters. 26 And Terakh lived seventy years, and begot Avram, Nakhor, and Haran. 27 Now these are the generations of Terakh. Terakh begot Avram, Nakhor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot. 28 And Haran died in the presence of his father Terakh in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Kaldees. 29 And Avram and Nakhor took them wives: the name of Avram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nakhor's wife, Milkah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milkah, and the father of Iskah. 30 And Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31 And Terakh took Avram his son, and Lot Ben Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Avram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Kaldees, to go into the land of Kena'an; and they came unto Kharan, and dwelt there. 32 And the days of Terakh were two hundred and five years; and Terakh died in Kharan.

בראשית פרק יא
א וַיְהִי כָל הָאָרֶץ שָׂפָה אֶחָת וּדְבָרִים אֲחָדִים. ב וַיְהִי בְּנָסְעָם מִקֶּדֶם וַיִּמְצְאוּ בִקְעָה בְּאֶרֶץ שִׁנְעָר וַיֵּשְׁבוּ שָׁם. ג וַיֹּאמְרוּ אִישׁ אֶל רֵעֵהוּ הָבָה נִלְבְּנָה לְבֵנִים וְנִשְׂרְפָה לִשְׂרֵפָה וַתְּהִי לָהֶם הַלְּבֵנָה לְאָבֶן וְהַחֵמָר הָיָה לָהֶם לַחֹמֶר. ד וַיֹּאמְרוּ הָבָה נִבְנֶה לָּנוּ עִיר וּמִגְדָּל וְרֹאשׁוֹ בַשָּׁמַיִם וְנַעֲשֶׂה לָּנוּ שֵׁם פֶּן נָפוּץ עַל פְּנֵי כָל הָאָרֶץ. ה וַיֵּרֶד יהוה לִרְאֹת אֶת הָעִיר וְאֶת הַמִּגְדָּל אֲשֶׁר בָּנוּ בְּנֵי הָאָדָם. ו וַיֹּאמֶר יהוה הֵן עַם אֶחָד וְשָׂפָה אַחַת לְכֻלָּם וְזֶה הַחִלָּם לַעֲשׂוֹת וְעַתָּה לֹא יִבָּצֵר מֵהֶם כֹּל אֲשֶׁר יָזְמוּ לַעֲשׂוֹת. ז הָבָה נֵרְדָה וְנָבְלָה שָׁם שְׂפָתָם אֲשֶׁר לֹא יִשְׁמְעוּ אִישׁ שְׂפַת רֵעֵהוּ. ח וַיָּפֶץ יהוה אֹתָם מִשָּׁם עַל פְּנֵי כָל הָאָרֶץ וַיַּחְדְּלוּ לִבְנֹת הָעִיר. ט עַל כֵּן קָרָא שְׁמָהּ בָּבֶל כִּי שָׁם בָּלַל יהוה שְׂפַת כָּל הָאָרֶץ וּמִשָּׁם הֱפִיצָם יהוה עַל פְּנֵי כָּל הָאָרֶץ.
י אֵלֶּה תּוֹלְדֹת שֵׁם שֵׁם בֶּן מְאַת שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת אַרְפַּכְשָׁד שְׁנָתַיִם אַחַר הַמַּבּוּל. יא וַיְחִי שֵׁם אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת אַרְפַּכְשָׁד חֲמֵשׁ מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת. יב וְאַרְפַּכְשַׁד חַי חָמֵשׁ וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת שָׁלַח. יג וַיְחִי אַרְפַּכְשַׁד אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת שֶׁלַח שָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים וְאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת. יד וְשֶׁלַח חַי שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת עֵבֶר. טו וַיְחִי שֶׁלַח אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת עֵבֶר שָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים וְאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת. טז וַיְחִי עֵבֶר אַרְבַּע וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת פָּלֶג. יז וַיְחִי עֵבֶר אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת פֶּלֶג שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה וְאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת. יח וַיְחִי פֶלֶג שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת רְעוּ. יט וַיְחִי פֶלֶג אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת רְעוּ תֵּשַׁע שָׁנִים וּמָאתַיִם שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת. כ וַיְחִי רְעוּ שְׁתַּיִם וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת שְׂרוּג. כא וַיְחִי רְעוּ אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת שְׂרוּג שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים וּמָאתַיִם שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת. כב וַיְחִי שְׂרוּג שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת נָחוֹר. כג וַיְחִי שְׂרוּג אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת נָחוֹר מָאתַיִם שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת. כד וַיְחִי נָחוֹר תֵּשַׁע וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת תָּרַח. כה וַיְחִי נָחוֹר אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת תֶּרַח תְּשַׁע עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה וּמְאַת שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת. כו וַיְחִי תֶרַח שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת אַבְרָם אֶת נָחוֹר וְאֶת הָרָן. כז וְאֵלֶּה תּוֹלְדֹת תֶּרַח תֶּרַח הוֹלִיד אֶת אַבְרָם אֶת נָחוֹר וְאֶת הָרָן וְהָרָן הוֹלִיד אֶת לוֹט. כח וַיָּמָת הָרָן עַל פְּנֵי תֶּרַח אָבִיו בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹלַדְתּוֹ בְּאוּר כַּשְׂדִּים. כט וַיִּקַּח אַבְרָם וְנָחוֹר לָהֶם נָשִׁים שֵׁם אֵשֶׁת אַבְרָם שָׂרָי וְשֵׁם אֵשֶׁת נָחוֹר מִלְכָּה בַּת הָרָן אֲבִי מִלְכָּה וַאֲבִי יִסְכָּה. ל וַתְּהִי שָׂרַי עֲקָרָה אֵין לָהּ וָלָד. לא וַיִּקַּח תֶּרַח אֶת אַבְרָם בְּנוֹ וְאֶת לוֹט בֶּן הָרָן בֶּן בְּנוֹ וְאֵת שָׂרַי כַּלָּתוֹ אֵשֶׁת אַבְרָם בְּנוֹ וַיֵּצְאוּ אִתָּם מֵאוּר כַּשְׂדִּים לָלֶכֶת אַרְצָה כְּנַעַן וַיָּבֹאוּ עַד חָרָן וַיֵּשְׁבוּ שָׁם. לב וַיִּהְיוּ יְמֵי תֶרַח חָמֵשׁ שָׁנִים וּמָאתַיִם שָׁנָה וַיָּמָת תֶּרַח בְּחָרָן.


Yesha-Yahu Chapter 54
1 "Sing, O barren, you that did not bear, break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you that did not travail; for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, says יהוה . Enlarge 2 the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations, spare not; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. 3 For you shall spread abroad on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. 4 Fear not, for you shall not be ashamed. Neither be confounded, for you shall not be put to shame; for you shall forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood shall you remember no more. 5 For your Maker is your husband, יהוה Tzeva'ot is His Name; and the Kadosh One of Yisra'el is your Redeemer, the Elohim of the whole earth shall He be called. 6 For יהוה has called you as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit; and a wife of youth, 'Can she be rejected?' says your Elohim. 7 For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great compassion will I gather you. 8 In a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; but with everlasting compassion will I have mercy on you, says יהוה your Redeemer. 9 For this is as the waters of No'akh unto Me; for as I have sworn that the waters of No'akh should no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with you, nor rebuke you. 10 For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall My Brit Shalom be removed, says יהוה that has mercy on you. 11 O you afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in fair colors, and lay your foundations with sapphires. 12 And I will make your pinnacles of rubies, and your gates of carbuncles, and all your border of precious stones. 13 And all your children shall be taught of יהוה ; and great shall be the shalom of your children. 14 In tzedaka shall you be established far from oppression, for you shall not fear, and from ruin, for it shall not come near you. 15 Behold, they may gather together, but not by Me; whoever shall gather together against you shall fall because of you. 16 Behold, I have created the smith that blows the fire of coals, and brings forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. 17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of יהוה , and their Tzedaka from Me, says יהוה ."

יְשַׁעְיָהוּ פרק נד
א רָנִּי עֲקָרָה לֹא יָלָדָה; פִּצְחִי רִנָּה וְצַהֲלִי לֹא חָלָה כִּי רַבִּים בְּנֵי שׁוֹמֵמָה מִבְּנֵי בְעוּלָה אָמַר יהוה . ב הַרְחִיבִי מְקוֹם אָהֳלֵךְ וִירִיעוֹת מִשְׁכְּנוֹתַיִךְ יַטּוּ אַל תַּחְשֹׂכִי; הַאֲרִיכִי מֵיתָרַיִךְ וִיתֵדֹתַיִךְ חַזֵּקִי. ג כִּי יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאול תִּפְרֹצִי; וְזַרְעֵךְ גּוֹיִם יִירָשׁ וְעָרִים נְשַׁמּוֹת יוֹשִׁיבוּ. ד אַל תִּירְאִי כִּי לֹא תֵבוֹשִׁי וְאַל תִּכָּלְמִי כִּי לֹא תַחְפִּירִי: כִּי בֹשֶׁת עֲלוּמַיִךְ תִּשְׁכָּחִי וְחֶרְפַּת אַלְמְנוּתַיִךְ לֹא תִזְכְּרִי עוֹד. ה כִּי בֹעֲלַיִךְ עֹשַׂיִךְ יהוה צְבָאוֹת שְׁמוֹ; וְגֹאֲלֵךְ קְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל אֱלֹהֵי כָל הָאָרֶץ יִקָּרֵא. ו כִּי כְאִשָּׁה עֲזוּבָה וַעֲצוּבַת רוּחַ קְרָאָךְ יהוה ; וְאֵשֶׁת נְעוּרִים כִּי תִמָּאֵס אָמַר אֱלֹהָיִךְ. ז בְּרֶגַע קָטֹן עֲזַבְתִּיךְ; וּבְרַחֲמִים גְּדֹלִים אֲקַבְּצֵךְ. ח בְּשֶׁצֶף קֶצֶף הִסְתַּרְתִּי פָנַי רֶגַע מִמֵּךְ וּבְחֶסֶד עוֹלָם רִחַמְתִּיךְ אָמַר גֹּאֲלֵךְ יהוה . ט כִּי מֵי נֹחַ זֹאת לִי אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי מֵעֲבֹר מֵי נֹחַ עוֹד עַל הָאָרֶץ כֵּן נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי מִקְּצֹף עָלַיִךְ וּמִגְּעָר בָּךְ. י כִּי הֶהָרִים יָמוּשׁוּ וְהַגְּבָעוֹת תְּמוּטֶינָה וְחַסְדִּי מֵאִתֵּךְ לֹא יָמוּשׁ וּבְרִית שְׁלוֹמִי לֹא תָמוּט אָמַר מְרַחֲמֵךְ יהוה . יא עֲנִיָּה סֹעֲרָה לֹא נֻחָמָה; הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי מַרְבִּיץ בַּפּוּךְ אֲבָנַיִךְ וִיסַדְתִּיךְ בַּסַּפִּירִים. יב וְשַׂמְתִּי כַּדְכֹד שִׁמְשֹׁתַיִךְ וּשְׁעָרַיִךְ לְאַבְנֵי אֶקְדָּח; וְכָל גְּבוּלֵךְ לְאַבְנֵי חֵפֶץ. יג וְכָל בָּנַיִךְ לִמּוּדֵי יהוה ; וְרַב שְׁלוֹם בָּנָיִךְ. יד בִּצְדָקָה תִּכּוֹנָנִי; רַחֲקִי מֵעֹשֶׁק כִּי לֹא תִירָאִי וּמִמְּחִתָּה כִּי לֹא תִקְרַב אֵלָיִךְ. טו הֵן גּוֹר יָגוּר אֶפֶס מֵאוֹתִי מִי גָר אִתָּךְ עָלַיִךְ יִפּוֹל. טז הן (הִנֵּה) אָנֹכִי בָּרָאתִי חָרָשׁ נֹפֵחַ בְּאֵשׁ פֶּחָם וּמוֹצִיא כְלִי לְמַעֲשֵׂהוּ; וְאָנֹכִי בָּרָאתִי מַשְׁחִית לְחַבֵּל. יז כָּל כְּלִי יוּצַר עָלַיִךְ לֹא יִצְלָח וְכָל לָשׁוֹן תָּקוּם אִתָּךְ לַמִּשְׁפָּט תַּרְשִׁיעִי; זֹאת נַחֲלַת עַבְדֵי יהוה וְצִדְקָתָם מֵאִתִּי נְאֻם יהוה.

Yesha-Yahu Chapter 55
1 "Ho, every one that thirsts, come for water, and he that has no money; come, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your gain for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently unto Me, and eat that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3 Incline your ear, and come unto Me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make a Brit Olam with you, even the sure mercies of David. 4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a prince and commander to the peoples. 5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you know not, and a nation that did not know you shall run unto you; because of יהוה your Elohim, and for the Kadosh One of Yisra'el, for He has glorified you.

יְשַׁעְיָהוּ פרק נה
א הוֹי כָּל צָמֵא לְכוּ לַמַּיִם וַאֲשֶׁר אֵין לוֹ כָּסֶף; לְכוּ שִׁבְרוּ וֶאֱכֹלוּ וּלְכוּ שִׁבְרוּ בְּלוֹא כֶסֶף וּבְלוֹא מְחִיר יַיִן וְחָלָב. ב לָמָּה תִשְׁקְלוּ כֶסֶף בְּלוֹא לֶחֶם וִיגִיעֲכֶם בְּלוֹא לְשָׂבְעָה; שִׁמְעוּ שָׁמוֹעַ אֵלַי וְאִכְלוּ טוֹב וְתִתְעַנַּג בַּדֶּשֶׁן נַפְשְׁכֶם. ג הַטּוּ אָזְנְכֶם וּלְכוּ אֵלַי שִׁמְעוּ וּתְחִי נַפְשְׁכֶם; וְאֶכְרְתָה לָכֶם בְּרִית עוֹלָם חַסְדֵי דָוִד הַנֶּאֱמָנִים. ד הֵן עֵד לְאוּמִּים נְתַתִּיו; נָגִיד וּמְצַוֵּה לְאֻמִּים. ה הֵן גּוֹי לֹא תֵדַע תִּקְרָא וְגוֹי לֹא יְדָעוּךָ אֵלֶיךָ יָרוּצוּ לְמַעַן יהוה אֱלֹהֶיךָ וְלִקְדוֹשׁ יִשְׂרָאֵל כִּי פֵאֲרָךְ.


Matti Chapter 24
36 “But concerning that day and that hour, no man knows, not even the Malakhim of heaven, but HaAv alone. 37 Just as in the days of No'akh, so will be the coming of Ben HaAdam. 38 For as the people before the flood were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day No'akh entered into the ark, 39 and they knew nothing until the flood came and carried them all away, such will be the coming of Ben HaAdam. 40 Then, two men will be in the field, one will be taken away and the other forsaken. 41 Two women will be grinding at the handmill, one will be taken and the other forsaken.  
42 “Be alert, therefore, for you do not know at what hour your Adon will come. 43 But know this much, that if the adon of the house knew at what watch of the night the thief comes, he would keep awake and would not let his house be plundered. 44 For this reason, you also be ready, for Ben HaAdam will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

מתי פרק כד
לו אֲבָל אֶת הַיּוֹם הַהוּא וְאֶת הַשָּׁעָה הַהִיא אֵין אִישׁ יוֹדֵעַ, אַף לֹא מַלְאֲכֵי הַשָּׁמַיִם, אֶלָּא הָאָב בִּלְבַד. לז וְכִימֵי נֹחַ, כֵּן תִּהְיֶה בִּיאַת בֶּן הָאָדָם; לח כִּי כְּמוֹ שֶׁהָיוּ לִפְנֵי הַמַּבּוּל אוֹכְלִים וְשׁוֹתִים וְנוֹשְׂאִים נָשִׁים וּמַשִּׂיאִים אוֹתָן לִגְבָרִים, עַד הַיּוֹם שֶׁנִּכְנַס נֹחַ לַתֵּבָה, לט וְלֹא יָדְעוּ עַד אֲשֶׁר בָּא הַמַּבּוּל וְסָחַף אֶת כֻּלָּם, כָּךְ תִּהְיֶה בִּיאַת בֶּן הָאָדָם. מ אָז שְׁנַיִם יִהְיִוּ בַּשָּׂדֶה, אֶחָד יִלָּקַח וְאֶחָד יֵעָזֵב. מא וּשְׁתַּיִם תִּהְיֶינָה טוֹחֲנוֹת בָּרֵחַיִם, אַחַת תִּלָּקַח וְאַחַת תֵּעָזֵב.
מב לָכֵן עוּרוּ, כִּי אֵינְכֶם יוֹדְעִים בְּאֵיזוֹ שָׁעָה בָּא אֲדוֹנֵיכֶם. מג אֲבָל זֹאת דְּעוּ: אִלּוּ יָדַע בַּעַל הַבַּיִת בְּאֵיזוֹ אַשְׁמֹרֶה יָבוֹא הַגַּנָּב, הָיָה שׁוֹקֵד וְלֹא מַנִּיחַ לְכָךְ שֶׁיִּפָּרֵץ בֵּיתוֹ. מד עַל כֵּן גַּם אַתֶּם הֱיוּ מוּכָנִים, כִּי בְּשָׁעָה אֲשֶׁר אֵינְכֶם מְדַמִּים יָבוֹא בֶּן הָאָדָם.

Luka Chapter 1
5 There was in the days of Herodus, king of Y’hudah, a kohen whose name was Zekhar-Yah, of the order of ministry of the house of Avi-Yah; and his wife was of the daughters of Aharon, and her name was Elisheva. 6 They were both righteous before Elohim, and walked in all His mitzvot, and in the tzedaka of יהוה without blame. 7 But they had no son, because Elisheva was barren, and they were both well on in years. 8 And it came to pass while he was ministering in the order of his ministry before Elohim, 9 according to the custom of the priesthood, his turn came to burn incense; so he entered the Heikhal of יהוה . And 10 all the congregation of the people prayed outside, at the time of incense. 11 And a Malakh of יהוה appeared to Zekhar-Yah, standing on the right of the Mizbe'akh of incense. 12 And when Zekhar-Yah saw him, he became dumbfounded, and fear came upon him. 13 And the Malakh said to him, “Fear not, Zekhar-Yah; for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elisheva will bear you a son, and you will call his name Yokhanan. 14 And you will have joy and gladness; and a great many will rejoice at his birth. 15 For he will be great before יהוה , and he will not drink wine and strong drink; and he will be filled with The Ru'akh HaKodesh, while he is still in the womb of his mother. 16 And many Yisra’elites he will cause to turn to יהוה their Elohim. 17 And he will go before them with HaRu'akh and the power of Eli-Yahu, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and those who are disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous; and he will prepare a true people for יהוה .” And 18 Zekhar-Yah said to the Malakh, “How will I understand this, for I am an old man, and my wife is well on in years.” 19 And the Malakh answered, saying to him, “I am Gavri-El, who stands in the presence of Elohim; and I am sent to speak to you, and to bring you these glad tidings. 20 From henceforth you will be mute, and not able to speak until the day these things happen, because you did not believe these my words which are to be fulfilled in their time.” 21 Now the people stood waiting for Zekhar-Yah, and wondered because he remained so long in the Heikhal. 22 When Zekhar-Yah came out, he could not speak with them; and they understood that he had seen a vision in the Heikhal; and he made signs to them with his eyes, but remained mute. 23 And when the days of his ministry were finished, he went to his house. 24 And after those days, his wife Elisheva conceived, and hid herself for five months; and she said, 25 “ יהוה has done these things to me in the days that He has been mindful of me, to remove my reproach among men.”
26 Now in the sixth month the Malakh Gavri-El was sent from Elohim to the Galil, to a city called Natzrat, 27 to a virgin who was betrothed to a man named Yosef, of Beit David; and the name of the virgin was Miryam. 28 And the Malakh went in and said to her, “Shalom to you, full of grace; Adoneinu is with you, O blessed one among women.” 29 When she saw him, she was disturbed at his word, and wondered what kind of salutation this could be. 30 And the Malakh said to her, “Fear not, Miryam; for you have found grace with Elohim. 31 For behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will call His Name יֵשׂוּעַ [Yeshua]. 32 He will be great, and He will be called Ben Elyon; and יהוה Elohim will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will rule over the house of Ya’akov forever; and there will be no limit to His Malkhut.” 34 Then Miryam said to the Malakh, “How can this be, for no man has known me.” 35 The Malakh answered and said to her, “The Ru'akh HaKodesh will come, and the power of the Highest will rest upon you; therefore the One who is to be born of you is Kadosh, and He will be called Ben HaElohim. 36 And behold, Elisheva your kinswoman has also conceived a son in her old age; and yet this is the sixth month with her, who is called barren. 37 For nothing is impossible for Elohim.”
38 Miryam said, "Here I am, a handmaid of יהוה ; let it be to me according to your word." And the Malakh went away from her.
39 In those days, Miryam rose up, and went hurriedly to a mountain, to a city of Y’hudah. 40 And she entered the house of Zekhar-Yah, and saluted Elisheva. 41 And when Elisheva heard the salutation of Miryam, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisheva was filled with The Ru'akh HaKodesh. 42 And she cried in a loud voice saying to Miryam, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43 How does it happen to me that the mother of Adoni should come to me? 44 For behold, when the voice of your salutation fell on my ears, the babe in my womb leaped with great joy. 45 And blessed is she who trusted; for there will be a fulfillment of the things which were spoken to her from יהוה .” And 46 Miryam said, “My soul magnifies יהוה , and 47 my spirit rejoices in Elohim my Savior; 48 for He has regarded the meekness of his handmaid; for behold, from henceforth, He will bless me in all generations. 49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me; Kadosh is His Name. 50 And His mercy is for ages and generations, upon those who reverence Him. 51 He has brought victory with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart. 52 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and he has lifted up the meek. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and dismissed the rich empty. 54 He has helped His servant Yisra’el, and has remembered His mercy, 55 just as He spoke with our forefathers, with Avraham and with his descendants, forever.” 56 Miryam stayed with Elisheva about three months, and then returned to her own home.
57 Now the time came for Elisheva to be delivered, and she gave birth to a son. 58 And when her neighbors and relatives heard that Elohim had increased His mercy to her, they rejoiced with her. 59 And it came to pass on the eighth day that they came to circumcise the boy; and they would have called him Zekhar-Yah, after the name of his father, 60 but his mother said to them, “Not so; but he shall be called Yokhanan.” 61 And they said to her, “There is no man in your family who is called by this name.” 62 Then they made signs to his father, asking what he wanted to call him. 63 And he asked for a tablet and wrote, saying, “Yokhanan is his name.” And every one was surprised. 64 And immediately his mouth and his tongue were opened, and he spoke and blessed Elohim. 65 And fear came on all their neighbors; and these things were spoken throughout the mountains of Y’hudah. 66 And all who heard it reasoned in their hearts, saying, “What a boy he will be!” And the hand of יהוה was with him.
67 And his father Zekhar-Yah was filled with The Ru'akh HaKodesh, and prophesied, saying, 68 “Blessed is יהוה , the Elohim of Yisra’el; for He has visited His people and wrought Salvation for him. 69 And He has raised up a horn of Salvation for us in the house of His servant David; 70 just as He spoke by the mouth of His Nevi'im K'doshim, who have been for ages, 71 that he would save us from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us. 72 He has shown mercy to our fathers, and He has remembered His set-apart covenants 73 and the oaths which he swore to Avraham our father, 74 to grant to us that we may be saved from the hand of our enemies, and serve before Him without fear 75 in justice and tzedaka all our days. 76 And you, boy, will be called the Navi of Elyon; for you will go before the face of יהוה to prepare His way, 77 to give knowledge of life to His people by the forgiveness of their sins, 78 through the mercy and compassion of our Elohim; whereby we shall be visited by a ray from above, 79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in Tzal-Mavet, to guide our feet into the way of shalom.” 80 The boy grew and became strong in spirit; and he was in the desert until the day of his appearance to Yisra’el.

לוקא פרק א
ה הָיָה בִּימֵי הוֹרְדוֹס מֶלֶךְ הַיְּהוּדִים כֹּהֵן אֶחָד אֲשֶׁר שְׁמוֹ זְכַרְיָה, מִמִּשְׁמֶרֶת בֵּית אֲבִיָּה; וְאִשְׁתּוֹ מִבְּנוֹת אַהֲרוֹן וּשְׁמָהּ אֱלִישֶׁבַע. ו שְׁנֵיהֶם צַדִּיקִים הָיוּ לִפְנֵי אֱלֹהִים, וּמִתְהַלְּכִים בְּכָל מִצְווֹת יהוה וְבְצִדְקָתוֹ לְלֹא דֹּפִי. ז וּבֵן לֹא הָיָה לָהֶם, כִּי אֱלִישֶׁבַע הָיְתָה עֲקָרָה וּשְׁנֵיהֶם בָּאוּ בַּיָּמִים. ח וּבְעֵת הֱיוֹתוֹ מְכַהֵן בְּסֵדֶר מִשְׁמַרְתּוֹ לִפְנֵי אֱלֹהִים, ט לְפִי מִנְהַג הַכְּהֻנָּה, הִגִּיעוֹ לְהַקְטִיר קְטֹרֶת, וְנִכְנַס לְהֵיכַל יהוה ; י וְכָל קְהַל הָעָם הִתְפַּלֵּל בַּחוּץ בִּשְׁעַת הַקְּטֹרֶת. יא וְנִרְאָה אֶל זְכַרְיָה מַלְאַךְ יהוה עוֹמֵד מִימִין מִזְבַּח הַקְּטֹרֶת. יב וְנִבְהַל זְכַרְיָה כַּאֲשֶׁר רַאָהוּ, וּפַחַד נָפַל עָלָיו. יג וְאָמַר לוֹ הַמַּלְאָךְ: אַל תִּירָא, זְכַרְיָה, כִּי נִשְׁמְעָה תְּפִלָּתְךָ, וְאִשְׁתְּךָ אֱלִישֶׁבַע תֵּלֵד לְךָ בֵּן, וְתִקְרָא שְׁמוֹ יוֹחָנָן. יד וְיִהְיוּ לְךָ שִׂמְחָה וָגִיל, וְרַבִּים יִשְׂמְחוּ בְּהֻלַּדְתּוֹ; טו כִּי גָּדוֹל יִהְיֶה לִפְנֵי יהוה . יַיִן וְשֵׁכָר לֹא יִשְׁתֶּה, וְרוּחַ הַקֹּדֶשׁ יִמָּלֵא בְּעוֹדוֹ בְּבֶטֶן אִמּוֹ. טז וְרַבִּים מִבְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל יָשִׁיב אֶל יהוה אֱלֹהֵיהֶם, יז וְהוּא יֵלֵךְ לְפָנָיו בְּרוּחַ אֵלִיָּהוּ הַנָּבִיא וּבִגְוּבוּרָתוֹ, לְהָשִׁיב לֵב אָבוֹת עַל בָּנִים, ואֶת הַסּוֹרְרִים אֱלֵי דַּעַת הַצַּדִּיקִים, וְיָכִין עַם מֻשְׁלָם לַיהוה. יח וְאָמַר זְכַרְיָה לַמַּלְאָךְ: אֵיךְ אֵדַע זֹאת? הֲרֵי הִנְנִי זָקֵן, וְאִשְׁתִּי בָּאָה בַּיָּמִים. יט וְעָנָה הַמַּלְאָךְ וְאָמַר לוֹ: אֲנִי גַּבְרִיאֵל הָעוֹמֵד לִפְנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים. וְנִשְׁלַחְתִּי לְדַבֵּר אִתְּךָ וּלְבַשֵּׂר לְךָ אֶת אֵלֶּה. כ מֵעַתָּה תִּהְיֶה אִלֵּם וְלֹא תּוּכַל לְדַבֵּר עַד לַיּוֹם שֶׁיִּהְיוּ הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, עַל כִּי לֹא הֶאֱמַנְתָּ לִדְבָרַי אֵלֶּה אֲשֶׁר יִתְמַלְּאוּ בְּעִתָּם. כא וְהָעָם הָיָה עוֹמֵד וּמְחַכֶּה לִזְכַרְיָה, וּתְמֵהִים הָיוּ עַל הִשְׁתַּהוּתוֹ בַּהֵיכָל. כב כְּשֶׁיָּצָא זְכַרְיָה, לֹא הָיָה יָכוֹל לְדַבֵּר אִתָּם; וְהֵבִינוּ שֶׁרָאָה מַרְאֶה בַּהֵיכָל. וְהוּא רָמוֹז רָמַז לָהֶם וְנִשְׁאַר אִלֵּם. כג וְכַאֲשֶׁר מָלְאוּ יְמֵי שֵׁרוּתוֹ, הָלַךְ לְבֵיתוֹ. כד וְאֲחֲרֵי הַיָּמִים הָהֵם הָרְתָה אֱלִישֶׁבַע אִשְׁתּוֹ; וְהִסְתִּירָה עַצְמָהּ חֲמִשָּׁה חֳדָשִׁים, בְּאָמְרָהּ: כה אֶת אֵלֶּה עָשָׂה לִי יהוה בַּיָּמִים שֶׁהִבִּיט בִּי לְהָסִיר אֶת חֶרְפָּתִי אֲשֶׁר בֵּין בְּנֵי אָדָם.
כו וּבַחֹדֶשׁ הַשִּׁשִּׁי נִשְׁלַח גַּבְרִיאֵל הַמַּלְאָךְ מֵאֵת הָאֱלֹהִים לַגָּלִיל, לְעִיר אֲשֶׁר שְׁמָהּ נָצְרַת, כז אֶל בְּתוּלָה מְאֹרֶסֶת לְאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר שְׁמוֹ יוֹסֵף, מִבֵּית דָּוִד; וְשֵׁם הַבְּתוּלָה מִרְיָם. כח וְנִכְנַס אֵלֶיהָ הַמַּלְאָךְ וְאָמַר לָהּ: שָׁלוֹם לָךְ, מְלֵאַת חֵן; אֲדוֹנֵינוּ עִמָּךְ, בְּרוּכָה בַּנָּשִׁים. כט וְהִיא, כַּאֲשֶׁר רָאֲתָה, נִבְהֲלָה מִדְּבָרוֹ וְהִרְהֲרָה מַהוּ הַשָּׁלוֹם הַזֶּה. ל וְאָמַר לָהּ הַמַּלְאָךְ: אַל תִּירְאִי, מִרְיָם, כִּי מָצָאת חֵן לִפְנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים. לא כִּי הִנֵּה תַּהֲרִי וְתֵלְדִי בֵּן, וְתִקְרְאִי שְׁמוֹ יֵשׁוּעַ. לב זֶה גָּדוֹל יִהְיֶה וּבֶן עֶלְיוֹן יִקָּרֵא, וַיהֹוָה אֱלֹהִים יִתֵּן לוֹ אֶת כִּסֵּא דָּוִד אָבִיו; וְיִמְלֹךְ עַל בֵּית יַעֲקֹב לְעוֹלָם, לג וּלְמַלְכוּתוֹ לֹא יִהְיֶה קֵץ. לד אָמְרָה מִרְיָם לַמַּלְאָךְ: אֵיךְ תִּהְיֶה זֹאת, כִּי אֵינֶנִּי יוֹדַעַת אִישׁ? לה עָנָה הַמַּלְאָךְ וְאָמַר לָהּ: רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶשׁ תָּבוֹא וּגְבוּרַת עֶלְיוֹן תָּצֵל עָלַיִךְ; עַל כֵּן הַנּוֹלָד מִמֵּךְ קָדוֹשׁ הוּה, וּבֶן הָאֱלֹהִים יִקָּרֵא . לו וְהִנֵּה אֱלִישֶׁבַע קְרוֹבָתֵךְ גַּם הִיא הָרְתָה בֵּן בְּזִקְנָתָהּ. וְזֶה הַחֹדֶשׁ הַשִּׁשִּׁי לָהּ, לָהּ אֲשֶׁר נִקְרֵאת עֲקָרָה; לז כִּי לֹא יִפָּלֵא מֵאֱלֹהִים דָּבָר.
לח אָמְרָה מִרְיָם: הִנְנִי שִׁפְחַת יהוה, יְהִי לִי כִּדְבָרְךָ. וְהַמַּלְאָךְ הָלַךְ מֵאִמָּהּ.
לט וְקָמָה מִרְיָם בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם וּמִהֲרָה לָלֶכֶת אֶל הָהָר, לְעִרי יְהוּדָה. מ וְנִכְנְסָה לְבֵית זְכַרְיָה וְשָׁאֲלָה בִּשְׁלוֹם אֱלִישֶׁבַע. מא וְכַאֲשֶׁר שָׁמְעָה אֱלִישֶׁבַע אֶת בִּרְכַּת הַשָּׁלוֹם שֶׁל מִרְיָם, רָקַד הָעוֹלֵל בְּבִטְנָהּ; וְנִתְמַלְּאָה אֱלִישֶׁבַע רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶשׁ, מב וְקָרְאָה בְּקוֹל גָּדוֹל וְאָמְרָה לְמִרְיָם: מְבֹרֶכֶת אַתְּ בַּנָּשִׁים, וּמְבֹרָךְ הַפְּרִי אֲשֶׁר בְּבִטְנֵךְ. מג מֵאַיִן לִי זֹאת, שֶׁאֵם אֲדוֹנִי בָּאָה אֵלַי? מד כִּי הִנֵּה כִּנְפֹל קוֹל בִּרְכָתֵךְ בְּאָזְנַי, רָקַד הָעוֹלֵל בְּשִׂמְחָה רַבָּה בְּבִטְנִי. מה וְאַשְׁרֵי אֲשֶׁר הֶאֱמִינָה כִּי תִּהְיֶה הַשְׁלָמָה לַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר דֻּבְּרוּ אֵלֶיהָ מֵאֵת יהוה . מו וְאָמְרָה מִרְיָם: תְּרוֹמֵם נַפְשִׁי אֶת יהוה מז וְתָגֵל רוּחִי בֵּאלֹהִים מוֹשִׁיעִי, מח אֲשֶׁר הִבִּיט בְּשֵׁפֶל אֲמָתוֹ; כִּי הִנֵּה מֵעַתָּה בְּרוּכָה יִקְרָאוּנִי כָּל הַדּוֹרוֹת, מט כִּי גְּדוֹלוֹת עָשָׂה לִי אֲשֶׁר גִּבּוֹר הוּא וְקָדוֹשׁ שְׁמוֹ, נ וְרַחֲמָיו לְדוֹרֵי דוֹרוֹת עַל יְרֵאָיו. נא פָּעַל נִצָּחוֹן בִּזְרוֹעוֹ, וּפִזֵּר גֵּאִים בְּמַחֲשֶׁבֶת לִבָּם. נב מִגֵּר תַּקִּיפִים מִכִּסְאוֹתָם, וְהֵרִים שְׁפָלִים. נג רְעֵבִים הִשְׂבִּיעַ טוּב, וַעֲשִׁירִים שִׁלַּח רֵיקָם. נד עָזַר לְישְׂרָאֵל עַבְדּוֹ וְזָכַר אֶת רַחֲמָיו; נה כְּפִי שֶׁדִּבֵּר עִם אֲבוֹתֵינוּ, עִם אַבְרָהָם וְעִם זַרְעוֹ לְעוֹלָם. נו וְשָׁהֲתָה מִרְיָם אֵצֶל אֱלִישֶׁבַע כִּשְׁלוֹשָׁה חֳדָשִׁים, וְשָׁבָה לְבֵיתָהּ.
נז וְאֱלִישֶׁבַע הִגִּיעַ זְמַנָּהּ לָלֶדֶת וְהִיא יָלְדָה בֵּן. נח וְשָׁמְעוּ שְׁכֵנֶיהָ וּבְנֵי מִשְׁפַּחְתָּהּ כִּי הִגְדִּיל אֱלֹהִים חַסְדּוֹ עָלֶיהָ וְשָׂמְחוּ אִתָּהּ. נט וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי בָּאוּ לָמוּל אֶת הַיֶּלֶד, וְקָרְאוּ לוֹ בְּשֵׁם אָבִיו זְכַרְיָה. ס וְעָנְתָה אִמּוֹ וְאָמְרָה לָהֶם: לֹא כָּךְ אֶלָּא יוֹחָנָן יִקָּרֵא. סא וְאָמְרוּ לָהּ: אֵין אִישׁ בְּמִשְׁפַּחְתֵּךְ אֲשֶׁר נִקְרָא בַּשֵּׁם הַזֶּה. סב וְרָמְזוּ לְאָבִיו, אֵיך הוּא רוֹצֶה שֶׁיִּקְרְאוּ לוֹ. סג וּבִקֵּשׁ לוּחַ וְכָתַב לֵאמֹר, יוֹחָנָן שְׁמוֹ; וְהִתְפַּלְּאוּ הַכֹּל. סד וּמִיָּד נִפְתַּח פִּיו וּלְשׁוֹנוֹ, וְדִבֵּר וּבֵרֵךְ אֶת הָאֱלֹהִים. סה וְהָיְתָה יִרְאָה עַל כָּל שְׁכֵנֵיהֶם; וּבְכָל הַר יְהוּדָה סֻפְּרוּ הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה. סו וְכָל הַשּׁוֹמְעִים הִרְהֲרוּ בְּלִבָּם וְאָמְרוּ: מָה אֵפוֹא יִהְיֶה הַיֶּלֶד הַזֶּה? וְיַד יהוה הָיְתָה עִמּוֹ.
סז וְנִתְמַלֵּא זְכַרְיָה אָבִיו רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶשׁ, וְהִתְנַבֵּא וְאָמַר: סח בָּרוּךְ יהוה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, כִּי פָּקַד אֶת עַמּוֹ וּפָעַל לוֹ יְשׁוּעָה; סט וְהֵקִים לָנוּ קֶרֶן יְשׁוּעָה בְּבֵית דָּוִד עַבְדּוֹ, ע כְּמוֹ שֶׁדִּבֵּר בְּפִי נְבִיאָיו הַקְּדוֹשִׁים אֲשֶׁר מֵעוֹלָם, עא לְהוֹשִׁיעֵנוּ מֵאוֹיְבֵינוּ וּמִיַּד כָּל שׂוֹנֵאינוּ; עב וְעָשָׂה חַסְדּוֹ עִם אֲבוֹתֵינוּ, וְזָכַר אֶת בְּרִיתוֹמָיו הַקְּדוֹשׁוֹת, עג וְאֶת הַשְּׁבוּעוֹת אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לְאַבְרָהָם אָבִינוּ, עד לָתֵת לָנוּ לְהִוָּשַׁע מִיַּד אוֹיבֵינוּ; וּלְעָבְדוֹ בְּלִי פַּחַד עה כָּל הַיָּמִים, בִּצְדָקָה וּבִקְדֻשָּׁה. עו וְאֲתָּה, הַיֶּלֶד, נְבִיא עֶלְיוֹן תִּקָּרֵא, כִּי תֵּלֵךְ לְפְנֵי יהוה לְהָכִין אֶת דַּרְכּוֹ, עז לְמַעַן יִתֵּן אֶת דַּעַת הַחַיִּים לְעַמּוֹ בִּסְלִיחַת חַטְּאוֹתֵיהֶם, עח בְּרַחֲמֵי חֶסֶד אֱלֹהֵינוּ אֲשֶׁר בָּהֶם יִפְקְדֵנוּ הַנֹּגַהּ מִמָּרוֹם עט לְהָאִיר לְיוֹשְׁבֵי חֹשֶׁךְ וְצַלְמָוֶת, לְיַשֵּׁר רַגְלֵינוּ בְּדֶרֶךְ הַשָׁלוֹם. פ וְהַיֶּלֶד גָּדַל וְהִתְחַזֵּק בְּרוּחַ, וְהָיָה בַּמִדְבָּר עַד לְיוֹם הֵרָאוֹתוֹ אֶל יִשְׂרָאֵל.