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Parsha Vayeshev – Apostolic Readings, Commentary, and Videos

Apostolic Bible verses to read and study with Torah portion Vayeshev, Genesis 37-40, along with links to related commentary and videos. Christian Torah study.


  • Genesis 37
    • Matthew 21:33-41
    • Matthew 22:23-33
    • Mark 10:32-45
    • Luke 18:29-34
  • Genesis 38
    • Mark 12:18-27
    • 1 Corinthians 7:1-16
    • 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
  • Genesis 39
    • Matthew 4:1-11
    • Matthew 23:11-12
    • Matthew 24:45-47
    • Luke 4:1-13
    • Luke 12:42-44
    • 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
    • Philippians 4:10-13
  • Genesis 40
    • Acts 2:14-18
    • 1 Corinthians 7:17-24
    • 2 Timothy 2:20-26

Additional Reading

Videos Related to Parsha Vayeshev

  • Sun, Moon, Stars, and the Sign of the Son of Man in Matthew 24:29-31 – Letting the Bible define its own terms can really help make sense of difficult passages like this one. Where else does the Bible talk about the sun, moon, and stars going dark, especially as it relates to prophecy? Most notably in Isaiah 11, 13, 24, Zechariah, and Revelation.
  • Be Not A Friend to Drunkards, Proverbs 23:20-21 – There are two important lessons to learn from this proverb: 1) Cultivate healthier friendships. Don’t invite temptation. 2) Avoid frequently indulging in excesses.
  • Proverbs 7 and The Utility of Moral Boundaries – Building fences for yourself–safeguards and boundaries that keep you from getting into situations that lead to temptation–can be very helpful if you want to do what’s right. However, if you’re looking for trouble, those fences won’t protect you.
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  • Did Jesus say to obey everything the Pharisees said? – What did Yeshua mean when he said “do and observe whatever the Pharisees tell you”? What did he mean about heavy burdens too hard for people’s shoulders? Or not being called teacher and father? Keep in mind that Yeshua used a lot of hyperbole in his sermons in order to make rhetorical points and that he never contradicted the Law of Moses or else he couldn’t have been the Messiah.
  • What Is the Gospel of God in Romans 1:1? – Paul said that he was commissioned to preach the Gospel of God, but what exactly is the “Gospel”? Don’t just assume you know what it means. Verse 2 points us in the right direction: It was promised beforehand through the Prophets of the Old Testament.

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