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40:1 (RY:vii, LY:v) Order to set up
And Adonai (יהוה) spoke to Mosheh, saying:
40:2 ביום־החדשׁ הראשׁון באחד לחדשׁ תקים את־משׁכן אהל מועד׃
Beyom-haChodesh harishon beechad lachodesh takim et-Tabernacle Ohel moed:
"On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.
40:3 You shall put in it the Aron HaEdut, and partition off the ark with the Parokhet.
40:4 You shall bring in the Shulchan and arrange the things that are to be set in order on it; and you shall bring in the menorah and light its Nerot.
40:5 And you shall set the mizbeach (altar) of gold for the incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the Tabernacle.
40:6 And you shall set the mizbeach (altar) of the olah before the door of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting.
40:7 And you shall set the kiyor (laver) between the Tent of Meeting and the mizbeach (altar), and shall put water therein.
40:8 And you shall set up the court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court gate.
40:9 And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the Tabernacle, and all that [is] therein, and shall hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be kodesh.
40:10 And you shall anoint the mizbeach (altar) of the olah, and all his vessels, and sanctify the mizbeach (altar): and it shall be an mizbeach (altar) most kodesh.
40:11 And you shall anoint the kiyor (laver) and his foot, and sanctify it.
40:12 And you shall bring Aharon and his banim to the door of the Tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.
40:13 And you shall put upon Aharon the kodesh garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister to me in the kohen's office.
40:14 And you shall bring his banim, and clothe them with coats:
40:15 And you shall anoint them, as you didst anoint their father, that they may minister to me in the kohen's office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting kehunnah (priesthood) throughout their generations.
40:16 Thus did Mosheh: according to all that , so did he.
40:17 (LY:vi) The Tabernacle Raised
ויהי בחדשׁ הראשׁון בשׁנה השׁנית באחד לחדשׁ הוקם המשׁכן׃
Vayehi bachodesh harishon bashanah hashenit beechad lachodesh hukam haTabernacle:
And it came to pass in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was raised up.
40:18 And Mosheh reared up the Tabernacle, and fastened his sockets, and set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars thereof, and reared up his pillars.
40:19 And he spread abroad the ohel (tent) over the Tabernacle, and put the covering of the ohel (tent) above upon it;
40:20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the kapporet above upon the ark:
40:21 And he brought the ark into the Tabernacle, and set up thePoreket (vail, curtain) of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony;
40:22 And he put the table in the Tent of Meeting, upon the side of the Tabernacle northward, without the Poreket (vail, curtain).
40:23 And he set the bread in order upon it before Adonai (יהוה);
40:24 And he put the menorah in the Tent of Meeting , over against the table, on the side of the Tabernacle southward.
40:25 And he lighted the nerot (lamps) before Adonai (יהוה);
40:26 And he put the golden mizbeach (altar) in the Tent of Meeting before the Poreket (vail, curtain):
40:27 And he burnt sweet incense thereon;
40:28 (LY:vii) The Final Curtain
And he set up the hanging [at] the door of the Tabernacle.
40:29 And he put the mizbeach (altar) of olah [by] the door of the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting, and offered upon it the olah and the minchah;
40:30 And he set the kiyor (laver) between the Tent of Meeting and the mizbeach (altar), and put water there, to wash [withal].
40:31 And Mosheh and Aharon and his banim washed their hands and their feet thereof:
40:32 When they went into the Tent of Meeting, and when they came near to the mizbeach (altar), they washed;
40:33 And he reared up the court round about the Tabernacle and the mizbeach (altar), and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Mosheh finished the work.
40:34 (Maftir) Spirit filled Glory!
Then a cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the kavod Adonai (יהוה) filled the Tabernacle.
40:35 וְלֹא-יָכֹל מֹשֶה לָבוֹא אֶל-אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד כִּי-שָכַן עָלָיו הֶעָנָן וּכְבוֹד יְהֹוָהמָלֵא אֶת-הַמִּשְכָּן׃
Velo-yachol Mosheh lavo el-'ohel mo'ed ki-shachan alav he'anan uchevod Adonai malei et-hamishkan.
And Mosheh was not able to enter the Tent of Meeting, because the Cloud rested on it, and the glory of Adonai (יהוה) filled the Tabernacle.
40:36 And when the cloud was taken up from over the Tabernacle, the benai Yisrael went onward in all their journeys:
40:37 But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up.
40:38 For the cloud of Adonai (יהוה) [was] upon the Tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the beit Yisrael, throughout all their journeys.
Haftarah Pekudei: Melekhim Alef 7:51-8:21 (A); 7:40-50 (S)
Brit Hadashah suggested reading for Parashah Pekudei: Revelation 15:5-8)
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as Adonai (יהוה) commanded Mosheh. mention seven times - from verse 17 to 32
It is customary for the congregation followed by the reader to proclaim:
חֲזַק! חֲזַק! וְנִתְחַזֵּק!
Chazak! chazak! v'nit Chazak!
Be strong, Be Strong, and May we be strengthened!
Php 4:13 I can do all things through Messiah who strengthens me.