Weekly Bible Reading for September 5-11: Rosh Hashana & Vayalekh (And He Went)

This coming week, September 5-11 2021 (28 Elul 5781-5 Tishrei 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Rosh Hashana & Vayalekh (And He Went)[1][2][3]

05 Sep Deuteronomy 31:1-3 Amos 6:1-7:17 1 John 1:1-2:11 Psalm 137:1-9
06 Sep Deuteronomy 31:4-9 Amos 8:1-9:15 1 John 2:12-29 Psalm 138:1-8
07 Sep Genesis 21:1-22:24 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; 1 John 3:1-24 Psalm 139:1-24
  Numbers 29:1-6 Jeremiah 31:1-19    
08 Sep Deuteronomy 31:10-19 Obadiah 1:1-21 1 John 4:1-21 Psalm 140:1-13
09 Sep Exodus 32:11-14, 34:1-10 Jonah 1:1-4:11 1 John 5:1-21 Psalm 141:1-10
10 Sep Deuteronomy 31:20-24 Micah 1:1-4:13 2 John 1:1-3; John 1:14 Psalm 142:1-7
11 Sep Deuteronomy 31:25-30 Hosea 14:1-9; Jude 1:1-25 Psalm 143:1-12
    Micah 7:18-20;    
    Joel 2:16-27    

[1] Rosh Hashana (Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets) is sundown to sundown September 6-7.

[2] Tzom Gedaliah, the Fast of Gedaliah, is September 9. This fast of the seventh month laments the assassination of the righteous governor of Judea, which ended Jewish rule following the destruction of the First Temple (see 2 Kings 25:22-26 and Jeremiah 40:1-41:18). The customary reading from Exodus 32:11-34:10

[3] September 11 is Shabbat Shuva (Sabbath of Return). This is the Shabbat that occurs during the Ten Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Hosea 14:1-9 (14:2-10 in the Jewish numbering) is the traditional reading.

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Author: Albert J. McCarn

I am a lifelong disciple of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth, an avid student of the Bible, a devoted husband and father, a 29-year veteran of the United States Army, and a historian who connects people with their own stories.