Haftarah Torah Portion Behaalotecha
Zechariah 2:10 - 4:7

Zechariah 2     (Haftarah Torah Portion Behaalotecha)

10 Rejoice and be glad, Daughter Zion, because I am about to come and dwell among you, says the Lord.

11 Many nations will be joined to the Lord on that day.
        They will become my people,
            and I will dwell among you
            so you will know that the Lord of heavenly forces sent me to you.”
12     The Lord will possess Judah as his inheritance upon the holy land;
            he will again choose Jerusalem.
13 Be silent, everyone, in the Lord’s
        presence, because he has moved from his holy habitation!

Zechariah 3    (Haftarah Torah Portion Behaalotecha)

Then the Lord showed me the high priest Joshua, standing before the messenger from the Lord,

        and the Adversary was standing by his right side to accuse him.
2 And the Lord said to the Adversary:
        “The Lord rebukes you, Adversary.
    The Lord, the one choosing Jerusalem, rebukes you.
        Is this one not a log snatched from the fire?”
3 Joshua was wearing filthy clothes and standing before the messenger.
4     He responded to those standing before him,
        “Take off his filthy clothes.”
And he said to Joshua,
    “Look, I have removed your guilt from you.
        Put on priestly robes.”
5     He said, “Put a clean turban upon his head.”
        So they put the clean turban upon his head,
            and they dressed him in garments while the Lord’s messenger stood by.
6 Then the Lord’s messenger admonished Joshua:
7     “The Lord of heavenly forces proclaims:
        If you will walk in my paths,
            if you will keep my charge,
            then you will lead my house and guard my courts,
            and I will allow you to walk among those standing here.
8 Now listen, High Priest Joshua,
    you and your companions sitting before you—
            for these men are a sign—
        look, I am about to bring my servant, Branch.
9         See this stone that I have put before Joshua.
        Upon one stone, there are seven facets.
            I am about to engrave an inscription on it,
            says the Lord of heavenly forces.
        I will remove the guilt of that land in one day.
10     On that day, says the Lord of heavenly forces,
        everyone will invite their neighbors to sit beneath their vines and the fig trees.”

Zechariah 4     (Haftarah Torah Portion Behaalotecha)

The messenger speaking with me returned and woke me like one who awakens someone who is asleep.

2 Then he said to me, “What do you see?”
I said, “I see a lampstand made entirely of gold.
        It has a bowl on top. The bowl has seven lamps on top
        and seven metal pipes for those lamps.
3     It has two olive trees beside the lampstand,
        one to the right of its bowl and one to the left.”
4 I responded to the messenger speaking with me,
    “What are these, sir?”
5 The messenger responded to me:
    “Don’t you know what these are?”
    I said, “No, sir. I don’t.”
6 He answered me:
    “This is the Lord’s word to Zerubbabel:
        Neither by power, nor by strength,
        but by my spirit, says the Lord of heavenly forces.”
7         Who are you, great mountain?
            Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain.
        He will present the capstone to shouts of great gratitude.

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