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Pekudey Hebrew Parsha – Maftir

Pekudey (פְקוּדֵי)

Exodus 38:21 – 40:38


The cloud covered the Communion Tent, and God’s glory filled the Tabernacle.
Vayechas he’anan et-Ohel Mo’ed uchevod Adonay male et-haMishkan.
וַיְכַס הֶעָנָן, אֶת-אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד; וּכְבוֹד יְהוָה, מָלֵא אֶת-הַמִּשְׁכָּן.

Moses could not come into the Communion Tent, since the cloud had rested on it, and God’s glory filled the Tabernacle.
Velo-yachol Moshe lavo el-Ohel Mo’ed ki-shachan alav he’anan uchevod Adonay male et-haMishkan.
וְלֹא-יָכֹל מֹשֶׁה, לָבוֹא אֶל-אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד–כִּי-שָׁכַן עָלָיו, הֶעָנָן; וּכְבוֹד יְהוָה, מָלֵא אֶת-הַמִּשְׁכָּן.

[Later], when the cloud would rise up from the Tabernacle, it [would be a signal] for the Israelites to move on, [and this was true] in all their travels.
Uvehe’alot he’anan me’al haMishkan yis’u beney Yisra’el bechol mas’eyhem.
וּבְהֵעָלוֹת הֶעָנָן מֵעַל הַמִּשְׁכָּן, יִסְעוּ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּכֹל, מַסְעֵיהֶם.

Whenever the cloud did not rise, they would not move on, [waiting] until the day it did.
Ve’im-lo ye’aleh he’anan velo yis’u ad-yom he’aloto.
וְאִם-לֹא יֵעָלֶה, הֶעָנָן–וְלֹא יִסְעוּ, עַד-יוֹם הֵעָלֹתוֹ.

God’s cloud would then remain on the Tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night. This was visible to the entire family of Israel, in all their travels.
Ki anan Adonay al-haMishkan yomam ve’esh tihyeh laylah bo le’eyney chol-beyt-Yisra’el bechol-mas’eyhem.
כִּי עֲנַן יְהוָה עַל-הַמִּשְׁכָּן, יוֹמָם, וְאֵשׁ, תִּהְיֶה לַיְלָה בּוֹ–לְעֵינֵי כָל-בֵּית-יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּכָל-מַסְעֵיהֶם.