20 Shevat 5782
January 22, 2022
• Exodus 18:1-20:23
Now Yitro the priest of Midyan, Moshe’s father-in-law, heard about all that God had done…
(Exodus 18:1 CJB)
• Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5(6)-6(7) (A)
• Isaiah 6:1-13 (S)
New Testament Reading
• Matthew 5:8-20
• Psalm 19
The Torah of Adonai is perfect, restoring the inner person.
The instruction of Adonai is sure, making wise the thoughtless.
The precepts of Adonai are right, rejoicing the heart.
The mitzvah of Adonai is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of Adonai is clean, enduring forever.
The rulings of Adonai are true, they are righteous altogether…
(Psalm 19:8-10 CJB)
The seven aliyot readings from the Torah begin at these verses:
- Exodus 18:1
- Exodus 18:13
- Exodus 18:24
- Exodus 19:1
- Exodus 19:7
- Exodus 19:20(A) 19:14 (S)
- Exodus 20:15(18) (A) 19:20 (S)
Maftir: Exodus 20:19(22) (A) 20:21(24) (S)
In the Sermon on the Mount, the LORD extends His offer made at Sinai. The righteous and holy may draw near to God. They are permitted even to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. But the standards are extremely high. Their righteousness must surpass that of the Torah-teachers!
– from Walk Exodus! by Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg, Ph.D., used by permission.
Torah Portion readings and the associated Haftarah readings generally follow the Stone Edition Chumash and/or the Complete Jewish Bible. Verse numbering generally follows the Hebrew tradition, and where modern Christian traditions differ those verse numbers are shown in parentheses (). Haftarah readings generally follow the Ashkenazi tradition. Where the Sephardic tradition differs, the Haftarah portions are designated as (A) and (S). Suggested New Testament readings are taken from various sources. Suggested Psalm readings are from the Messianic Siddur for Shabbat by Daniel Perek. The Key People, The Scenes, and The Main Events are taken from the Walk! series of Messianic Devotion Commentaries by Dr. Jeffrey Enoch Feinberg. Unless otherwise marked, Scripture quotations are taken from the Complete Jewish Bible, Copyright © 1998 and 2016 by David H. Stern. Used by permission. All copyrights reserved worldwide.
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