Weekly Bible Reading for March 7-13 2021: Vayakhel (And He Assembled); Pekudei (Accounts)

This coming week, March 7-13 2021 (23-29 Adar), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Vayakhel (And He Assembled); Pekudei (Accounts)[1]

07 Mar Exodus 35:1-29 2 Chronicles 15:1-17:19 John 4:1-26 Proverbs 16:1-7
08 Mar Exodus 35:30-37:16 2 Chronicles 18:1-19:11 John 5:1-23 Proverbs 16:8-14
09 Mar Exodus 37:17-29 2 Chronicles 20:1-37 John 5:24-47 Proverbs 16:15-21
10 Mar Exodus 38:1-39:1 2 Chronicles 21:1-24:27 John 6:1-21 Proverbs 16:22-28
11 Mar Exodus 39:2-21 2 Chronicles 25:1-26:23 John 6:22-51 Proverbs 16:29-33
12 Mar Exodus 39:22-43 2 Chronicles 27:1-28:27 John 6:52-71 Proverbs 17:1-7
13 Mar Exodus 40:1-38 Exodus 12:1-20; John 7:1-24 Proverbs 17:8-14
Numbers 28:9-15 Ezekiel 45:16-46:18

[1] March 13 is Shabbat HaChodesh (Sabbath of the Month), the Shabbat before the first day of Nisan. Since Nisan is the first month on the Hebrew calendar and the month of Pesach, the special Shabbat HaChodesh Torah reading is Exodus 12:1-20, which explains the commandments regarding Passover. This is in addition to the customary Rosh Chodesh (New Moon) reading of Numbers 28:9-15. The Shabbat HaChodesh Haftarah is Ezekiel 45:16-46:18, which specifies the offerings to happen in the Millennial Temple during Messiah’s reign.

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Weekly Bible Reading for February 28-March 6 2021: Ki Tisa (When You Elevate)

This coming week, February 28-March 6 2021 (16-22 Adar), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Ki Tisa (When You Elevate)[1]

28 Feb Exodus 30:11-31:17 2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17 Luke 24:13-35 Proverbs 15:8-14
01 Mar Exodus 31:18-33:11 2 Chronicles 4:1-6:11 Luke 24:36-53 Proverbs 15:15-21
02 Mar Exodus 33:12-16 2 Chronicles 6:12-7:22 John 1:1-28 Proverbs 15:22-28
03 Mar Exodus 33:17-23 2 Chronicles 8:1-9:31 John 1:29-51 Proverbs 15:29-33
04 Mar Exodus 34:1-9 2 Chronicles 10:1-11:23 John 2:1-25 Psalm 71:1-16
05 Mar Exodus 34:10-26 2 Chronicles 12:1-14:15 John 3:1-21 Psalm 71:17-24
06 Mar Exodus 34:27-35 Ezekiel 36:16-38 John 3:22-36 Psalm 72:1-20
Numbers 19:1-22  

[1] March 6 is Shabbat Parah, the Sabbath of the Red Heifer, which is observed on the Shabbat before Shabbat HaChodesh. As a reminder to begin preparations for Pesach, the traditional reading is Numbers 19:1-22, which explains the purpose of the red heifer in purification of the nation, and Ezekiel 36:16-38, which is a prophecy of Israel’s purification and restoration in the latter days.

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Weekly Bible Reading for February 21-27 2021: Tetzaveh (You Shall Command) & Purim

This coming week, February 21-27 2021 (9-15 Adar), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Tetzaveh (You Shall Command) & Purim[1]

21 Feb Exodus 27:20-28:12 1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32 Luke 21:29-22:13 Psalm 68:1-7
22 Feb Exodus 28:13-30 1 Chronicles 24:1-31 Luke 22:14-34 Psalm 68:8-19
23 Feb Exodus 28:31-43 1 Chronicles 25:1-31 Luke 22:35-53 Psalm 68:20-35
24 Feb Exodus 29:1-18 1 Chronicles 26:1-27:15 Luke 22:54-71 Psalm 69:1-18
25 Feb Exodus 29:19-37 1 Chronicles 27:16-28:21 Luke 23:1-25 Psalm 69:19-36
26 Feb Exodus 29:38-46 1 Chronicles 29:1-30 Luke 23:26-49 Psalm 70:1-5
27 Feb Exodus 30:1-10 Esther 1:1-10:3 Luke 23:50-24:12 Proverbs 15:1-7
    Ezekiel 43:10-27    

[1] Purim is sundown February 26 to sundown February 27. It is customary to read the book of Esther on Purim. The Ta’anit Esther (Fast of Esther), also associated with Purim, is a dawn-to-dusk fast observed the previous day (February 25).

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Weekly Bible Reading for February 14-20 2021: Terumah (Offerings)

This coming week, February 14-21 2021 (2-8 Adar), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Terumah (Offerings)[1]

14 Feb Exodus 25:1-16 1 Chronicles 11:1-47 Luke 18:35-19:10 Proverbs 14:11-15
15 Feb Exodus 25:17-30 1 Chronicles 12:1-13:14 Luke 19:11-28 Proverbs 14:16-20
16 Feb Exodus 25:31-26:14 1 Chronicles 14:1-15:29 Luke 19:29-48 Proverbs 14:21-25
17 Feb Exodus 26:15-30 1 Chronicles 16:1-43 Luke 20:1-18 Proverbs 14:26-30
18 Feb Exodus 26:31-37 1 Chronicles 17:1-18:17 Luke 20:19-40 Proverbs 14:31-35
19 Feb Exodus 27:1-8 1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30 Luke 20:41-21:9 Psalm 66:1-20
20 Feb Exodus 27:9-19 1 Kings 5:12-6:13 Luke 21:10-28 Psalm 67:1-7
  Deuteronomy 25:17-19 1 Samuel 15:2-34    

[1] The Shabbat preceding Purim is called Shabbat Zachor, the Sabbath of Remembrance. Haman, the villain in the Purim story, was a descendant of Amalek. Since the Torah includes a command to remember what Amalek did to Israel, it is customary to read the applicable passages from Deuteronomy 25 and 1 Samuel 15.

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Weekly Bible Reading for February 7-13 2021: Mishpatim (Ordinances)

This coming week, February 7-13 2021 (25 Shevat-1 Adar), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Mishpatim (Ordinances)[1]

07 Feb Exodus 21:1-19 1 Chronicles 4:24-5:26 Luke 15:1-24 Psalm 61:1-8
08 Feb Exodus 21:20-22:4 1 Chronicles 6:1-48 Luke 15:25-16:9 Psalm 62:1-12
09 Feb Exodus 22:5-27 1 Chronicles 6:49-81 Luke 16:10-31 Psalm 63:1-11
10 Feb Exodus 22:28-23:5 1 Chronicles 7:1-40 Luke 17:1-19 Psalm 64:1-10
11 Feb Exodus 23:6-19 1 Chronicles 8:1-40 Luke 17:20-37 Psalm 65:1-13
12 Feb Exodus 23:20-25 1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14 Luke 18:1-17 Proverbs 14:1-5
13 Feb Exodus 23:26-24:18 2 Kings 12:1-17; Luke 18:18-34 Proverbs 14:6-10
Numbers 28:9-15 Exodus 30:11-16

[1] The Shabbat before the first of Adar is Shabbat Shekalim (Sabbath of Shekels) in remembrance of the commandment for all male Hebrews to contribute half a shekel for maintenance of the Tabernacle. The custom is to read from Exodus 30 and 2 Kings 12, which tell of the commandment and its application in the First Temple period. Shabbat Shekalim is observed in preparation for Purim. This is in addition to the customary Rosh Chodesh (New Moon) reading of Numbers 28:9-15.

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