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HOLY BIBLE

THE

HOLY BIBLE
CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

R E F R E S H E D A M E R I C A N S TA N D A R D V E R S I O N

TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES

BEING THE VERSION SET FORTH A.D. 1611

COMPARED WITH THE MOST ANCIENT AUTHORITIES AND REVISED

A.D. 1881-1885

Edited by the American Revision Committee


A.D. 1901

Compared with the most ancient authorities and Refreshed


A.D. 2014-2020

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CONTENTS
PREFACE.........................................................................................................vii

THE OLD TESTAMENT


GENESIS........................................15 PSALMS...................................276
EXODUS.........................................79 PROVERBS...................................384
LEVITICUS...................................133 ECCLESIASTES..........................421
NUMBERS....................................172 ISAIAH........................................431
DEUTERONOMY........................228

THE NEW TESTAMENT


MATTHEW..................................496 I TIMOTHY...................................751
MARK..........................................536 II TIMOTHY..................................756
LUKE............................................562 TITUS...........................................759
JOHN............................................606 PHILEMON.................................761
ACTS............................................638 HEBREWS...................................762
ROMANS.....................................681 JAMES..........................................775
I CORINTHIANS.........................698 I PETER..........................................780
II CORINTHIANS........................714 II PETER........................................785
GALATIANS...............................725 I JOHN...........................................788
EPHESIANS................................731 II JOHN.........................................793
PHILIPPIANS.............................737 III JOHN........................................794
COLOSSIANS.............................741 JUDE.............................................795
I THESSALONIANS....................745 REVELATION.............................797
II THESSALONIANS..................749
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PREFACE

The American Standard Version (ASV) is an Americanized version of


the English Revised Version (ERV) published in 1885. The American
editors promised their British counterparts not to publish until 15 years
had elapsed to allow the English revision to find its niche in public
notice. Thomas Nelson & Sons was granted proprietary publishing
rights with the proviso it be printed in a reasonably priced edition. This
proved to be a problem. The binding and print quality suffered.
Alongside the fine smith-sewn Oxford King James Version (KJV), it
looked shabby. And so, from the beginning, the ASV was deemed
second-rate. Moreover, being the first really ‘new’ translation, the
American Standard Version found it difficult to break through the KJV’s
hegemony. For years the ASV lounged in the backwaters of interest,
except in academic circles (which is itself telling).

The Twentieth Century noticed a plethora of ‘new’ translations, none of


which gained (or deserved) much popular traction, while the ASV lan-
guished in obscurity and struggled to remain in print until nowadays it
can hardly be found. The ASV suffered under another cloud: it retained
the archaic Old English renderings of verbal and pronounal suffixes.
This, together with occasional atavistic renderings, displeased the mod-
erns’ taste, and at this point, correctly so. An updated version of the KJV
(the New King James Version, NKJV) was nicely produced to remedy this
and in so doing the translators stated their purpose was not to “make a
new translation…but to make a good one better.”1 But what about the
ASV? The New American Standard Bible (NASB) has gathered some at-
tention, but went too far, losing the crispness and clarity of its original.

Enter the Refreshed American Standard Version (RASV).

The Editorial Board of the NASB described it best in the Preface to the
original publication of the entire New Testament, where the justifications
for the translation were cataloged as follows:

“The procedures of this translation were imbued with the conviction that
interest in the American Standard Version should be renewed and
increased…The chief inducement, of course, was the recognized value of the
version of 1901 which deserves and demands perpetuation. The following
observations are advanced as justifiable encouragement:

¹ New King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1979


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1. The American Standard Version of 1901 has been in a very real
sense the standard for many translations.
2. It is a monumental product of applied scholarship, assiduous labor
and thorough procedure.
3. It has enjoyed universal endorsement as a trustworthy translation
of the original text
4. The British and American organizations were governed by rules of
procedure which assured accuracy in the completed work.
5. The American Standard Version, itself a revision of the 1881-1885
edition, is the product of international collaboration, invaluable for
perspective, accuracy, and finesse.
6. Unlike many modern translations of the Scriptures, the American
Standard Version retains its acceptability for pulpit reading and for
personal memorization.

Perhaps the most weighty impetus for this undertaking can be attributed to
a disturbing awareness that the American Standard Version of 1901 was fast
disappearing from the scene. As a generation which knew not Joseph was
born, even so a generation unacquainted with this great and important work
has come into being.”2

The NASB Editorial Board also declared:

“This translation follows the principles used in the American Standard


Version 1901 known as the Rock of Biblical Honesty.”3

F.F. Bruce wrote in the Editor's Foreword of the New International Com-
mentary on Mark:

“We are sometimes asked why, at this time of day, we persist in using the
American Standard Version of 1901 as the basic text for the New
International Commentary. The principal reason for our persistence is that
its excessively literal style of translation, however unsuitable it may be for
other purposes, is admirably suited to serve as the basis of a commentary
which endeavors to pay careful attention to the details of the text.”4

TRANSLATION PHILOSOPHY

The American Revision Company wrote in the Old Testament Preface to


the ASV:

“We are not insensible to the justly lauded beauty and vigor of the style of
the Authorized Version, nor do we forget that it has been no part of our task

2
New Standard Bible. LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1963
3
New American Standard Bible. LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1971
4
New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans,
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to modernize the diction of the Bible. But we are also aware that the
rhetorical force and the antique flavor which we desire to retain do not
consist in sporadic instances of uncouth, unidiomatic, or obscure
phraseology. While we may freely admit that the English of the Scriptures
can, as a whole, hardly be improved, yet it would be extravagant to hold that
it cannot be bettered in any of its details. What was once good usage is often
such no longer ; and we can see no sound reason for retaining such
expressions as ‘smell thereto’ (Ex. xxx. 38), ‘forth of’ (instead of ‘forth from’),
‘inquire at’ (1 K. xxii. 5), ‘a fool's vexation is heavier than them both’ (Prov.
xxvii. 3), or ‘when... he be jealous over his wife’ (Num. v.30). These are only
a few of the many instances of phraseology which there is the best reason for
amending.”

The committee expounded further in the Preface to the New Testament:

“In dealing with the Language, the American revisers have endeavored to act
with becoming deference and reserve. A few archaisms, such as ‘how that,’
‘for to,’ ‘the which,’ ‘howbeit,’ etc., which are becoming uncouth to a modern
ear, have been generally although not invariably discarded. Not a few of the
instances of the superfluous use of ‘do’ and ‘did’ as auxiliaries, of ‘that’ as
equivalent to ‘that which,’ and the like, have also been removed ; and current
usage has been recognized in the case of forms which King James’s revision
employed indiscriminately, as ‘beside’ and ‘besides’ (see Mk. iii. 21 ; 2 Cor. v.
13). But in making these and other slight changes, the American editors
have not forgotten that they were dealing with a venerable monument of
English usage, and have been careful not to obliterate the traces of its historic
origin and descent.”5

Looking back over one hundred from the penning of these words, and
now both having, and taking, an opportunity to stand on the shoulders
of better men, we can do no better than to follow the examples so aptly
demonstrated by our predecessors to resolutely retain commitment to a
Formal Equivalence translation philosophy, while at the same time han-
dling the English text of the ASV with both deference and reserve by re-
taining the textual decisions of the American Revision Committee,
avoiding a rehashing of the text, and merely refreshing the English text.

Observing the growth of revisions and translations since the publishing


of the ASV, it is important to note the role of translations summarized as:6

• Translate God’s book for the benefit of God’s people; they have
no right placing any other concern ahead of the church’s need for
accurate translations
• Communicate the content of biblical texts in the native language
of the readers for whom the translation is being prepared; be

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concerned with equivalence, that the finished translation
communicates accurately what the original author wrote
• Consciously aim to parallel closely the linguistic form (structure,
grammar, and exact wording) of the original
• Attempt to say ‘what’ the original text says by retaining ‘how’ it
says it (as far as English grammar allows)
• Deal with truth exactly expressed
• Follow the text; it is not their business to interpret it or explain it
• Be careful lest simplicity of expression erode precision of
meaning
• Permit the reader to identify himself as fully as possible with the
original readers and understand as much as can be of biblical
customs, ways of thinking, and modes of expression
• Intrude interpretive opinions only where the necessity of making
grammatical decisions forces it
• Avoid the task of the expositor, attempting to settle questions that
have divided interpreters
• Be faithful and precise, cautious and conservative

The Formal Equivalence philosophy employed by this work can then be


summarized by the rejection of the following trending errors:7

1. Elimination of complex grammatical structures


2. Addition of words in translation
3. Omission of words in translation
4. Erosion of the Bible’s technical terminology
5. Leveling of cultural distinctives
6. Presentation of the interpretation of Scripture as Scripture
7. Paraphrasing of Biblical text

It is therefore the intent of this volume to share the conviction of the ear-
lier American Revision Company:

“The present volume, it is believed, will on the one hand bring a plain reader
more closely into contact with the exact thought of the sacred writers than
any version now in current Christendom, and on the other hand prove itself
especially serviceable to students of the Word.”8

Noting the published convictions of the value of the American Standard


Version, one may rightly inquire whether the proliferation of new trans-
lations is needed at all. And now that the copyright restrictions governing
the text of the original ASV have long since expired, we may instead
highly esteem that existing singular standard, valued by both ourselves
and others, ought merely to be refreshed, rather than revised or replaced.

6
Accuracy of Translation. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1989
7
Accuracy of Translation. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1989
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This is indeed the rationale of, and the conviction for, the Refreshed
American Standard Version.

EMENDATIONS

This volume is intended to follow the aforementioned efforts in the ASV


Prefaces insofar as to intentionally limit the emending of its Elizabethan
English text in a ‘refreshing,’ rather than a full-scale revision, of the ASV
toward conformity with current usage in the following ways:

1. Archaic personal pronouns


2. Archaic verbal terminations
3. Archaic spelling
4. Archaic punctuation spacing
5. Archaic, obsolete, or antiquated vocabulary, resulting from
semantic shift
6. Archaic word order in limited affirmation and negation cases in
which the original Greek word order is maintained
7. Identification of direct and indirect discourse and quoted text
with quotation marks

FEATURES

With the goal of increased simplicity and focus on the text, the following
features are used in variation from the ASV as originally published by
Thomas Nelson & Sons © 1901:

1. Use of independent Old Testament and New Testament Prefaces,


Table of Contents, numbering, and copyright notices has been
merged into a single instance of each to provide a single Preface
to the Refreshed American Standard Version
2. Page reference ranges at the top of each page have not been
retained.
3. Passage headings have not been retained
4. Marginal cross references contained in the center column have
not been retained
5. Marginal footnotes have been reduced to mark only those
variants significant enough to warrant attention, where text is
omitted, disputed, or deemed theologically sensitive
6. Maps have not been retained

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THE OLD TESTAMENT
THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES,
COMMONLY CALLED

G EN ESIS

1 In the beginning God created forth grass, herbs yielding seed af-
the heavens and the earth. 2 ter their kind, and trees bearing
And the earth was waste and void; fruit, in which is the seed of it, after
and darkness was on the face of the their kind: and God saw that it was
deep: and the Spirit of God moved good. 13 And there was evening
on the face of the waters. 3 And and there was morning, a third day.
God said, “Let there be light”: and 14 And God said, “Let there be
there was light. 4 And God saw the lights in the firmament of heaven to
light, that it was good: and God di- divide the day from the night; and
vided the light from the darkness. 5 let them be for signs, and for sea-
And God called the light Day, and sons, and for days and years: 15
the darkness he called Night. And and let them be for lights in the fir-
there was evening and there was mament of heaven to give light on
morning, one day. the earth”: and it was so. 16 And
6 And God said, “Let there be a God made the two great lights; the
firmament in the midst of the wa- greater light to rule the day, and the
ters, and let it divide the waters lesser light to rule the night: he made
from the waters.” 7 And God made the stars also. 17 And God set them
the firmament, and divided the wa- in the firmament of heaven to give
ters which were under the firma- light on the earth, 18 and to rule
ment from the waters which were over the day and over the night,
above the firmament: and it was so. and to divide the light from the
8 And God called the firmament darkness: and God saw that it was
Heaven. And there was evening good. 19 And there was evening
and there was morning, a second and there was morning, a fourth
day. day.
9 And God said, “Let the waters 20 And God said, “Let the waters
under the heavens be gathered to- swarm with swarms of living crea-
gether into one place, and let the tures, and let birds fly above the
dry land appear”: and it was so. 10 earth in the open firmament of
And God called the dry land Earth; heaven.” 21 And God created the
and the gathering together of the great sea monsters, and every liv-
waters he called Seas: and God saw ing creature that moves, with
that it was good. 11 And God said, which the waters swarmed, after
“Let the earth put forth grass, herbs their kind, and every winged bird
yielding seed, and fruit trees bear- after its kind: and God saw that it
ing fruit after their kind, in which is was good. 22 And God blessed
the seed of it, on the earth”: and it them, saying, “Be fruitful, and mul-
was so. 12 And the earth brought tiply, and fill the waters in the seas,
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and let birds multiply on the earth.” host of them. 2 And on the seventh
23 And there was evening and there day God finished his work which
was morning, a fifth day. he had made; and he rested on the
24 And God said, “Let the earth seventh day from all his work
bring forth living creatures after which he had made. 3 And God
their kind, cattle, and creeping blessed the seventh day, and hal-
things, and beasts of the earth after lowed it; because that in it he rested
their kind”: and it was so. 25 And from all his work which God had
God made the beasts of the earth af- created and made.
ter their kind, and the cattle after 4 These are the generations of the
their kind, and everything that heavens and of the earth when they
creeps on the ground after its kind: were created, in the day that Jeho-
and God saw that it was good. 26 vah God made earth and heaven. 5
And God said, “Let us make man in And no plant of the field was yet in
our image, after our likeness: and the earth, and no herb of the field
let them have dominion over the had yet sprung up; for Jehovah God
fish of the sea, and over the birds of had not caused it to rain on the
the heavens, and over the cattle, earth: and there was not a man to
and over all the earth, and over ev- till the ground; 6 but there went up
ery creeping thing that creeps on a mist from the earth, and watered
the earth.” 27 And God created the whole face of the ground. 7 And
man in his own image, in the image Jehovah God formed man of the
of God he created him; male and fe- dust of the ground, and breathed
male he created them. 28 And God into his nostrils the breath of life;
blessed them: and God said to and man became a living soul. 8
them, “Be fruitful, and multiply, And Jehovah God planted a garden
and replenish the earth, and sub- eastward, in Eden; and there he put
due it; and have dominion over the the man whom he had formed. 9
fish of the sea, and over the birds of And out of the ground made Jeho-
the heavens, and over every living vah God to grow every tree that is
thing that moves on the earth.” 29 pleasant to the sight, and good for
And God said, “Behold, I have food; the tree of life also in the
given you every herb yielding seed, midst of the garden, and the tree of
which is on the face of all the earth, the knowledge of good and evil. 10
and every tree, in which is the fruit And a river went out of Eden to wa-
of a tree yielding seed; to you it ter the garden; and from there it
shall be for food: 30 and to every was parted, and became four
beast of the earth, and to every bird heads. 11 The name of the first is
of the heavens, and to everything Pishon: that is it which goes around
that creeps on the earth, in which the whole land of Havilah, where
there is life, I have given every green there is gold; 12 and the gold of that
herb for food”: and it was so. 31 land is good: there is bdellium and
And God saw everything that he the onyx stone. 13 And the name of
had made, and, behold, it was very the second river is Gihon: the same
good. And there was evening and is it that goes around the whole
there was morning, the sixth day. land of Cush. 14 And the name of

2 And the heavens and the the third river is Hiddekel: that is it
earth were finished, and all the which goes in front of Assyria. And
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the fourth river is the Euphrates. 15 eat of any tree of the garden?’ ” 2
And Jehovah God took the man, And the woman said to the serpent,
and put him into the garden of “Of the fruit of the trees of the gar-
Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 den we may eat: 3 but of the fruit of
And Jehovah God commanded the the tree which is in the midst of the
man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not
garden you may freely eat: 17 but of eat of it, neither shall you touch it,
the tree of the knowledge of good lest you die.’ ” 4 And the serpent
and evil, you shall not eat of it: for said to the woman, “You shall not
in the day that you eat of it you surely die: 5 for God knows that in
shall surely die.” the day you eat of it, then your eyes
18 And Jehovah God said, “It is shall be opened, and you shall be as
not good that the man should be God, knowing good and evil.” 6
alone; I will make him a help suit- And when the woman saw that the
able for him.” 19 And out of the tree was good for food, and that it
ground Jehovah God formed every was a delight to the eyes, and that
beast of the field, and every bird of the tree was to be desired to make
the heavens; and brought them to one wise, she took of the fruit of it,
the man to see what he would call and ate; and she gave also to her
them: and whatsoever the man husband with her, and he ate. 7
called every living creature, that And the eyes of them both were
was the name of it. 20 And the man opened, and they knew that they
gave names to all cattle, and to the were naked; and they sewed fig
birds of the heavens, and to every leaves together, and made them-
beast of the field; but for man there selves loincloths. 8 And they heard
was not found a help suitable for the voice of Jehovah God walking
him. 21 And Jehovah God caused a in the garden in the cool of the day:
deep sleep to fall on the man, and and the man and his wife hid them-
he slept; and he took one of his ribs, selves from the presence of Jehovah
and closed up the flesh instead of it: God amongst the trees of the gar-
22 and the rib, which Jehovah God den.
had taken from the man, he made a 9 And Jehovah God called to the
woman, and brought her to the man, and said to him, “Where are
man. 23 And the man said, “This is you?” 10 And he said, “I heard your
now bone of my bones, and flesh of voice in the garden, and I was
my flesh: she shall be called afraid, because I was naked; and I
Woman, because she was taken out hid myself.” 11 And he said, “Who
of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man told you that you were naked?
leave his father and his mother, and Have you eaten of the tree, of which
shall cleave to his wife: and they I commanded you that you should
shall be one flesh.” 25 And they not eat?” 12 And the man said,
were both naked, the man and his “The woman whom you gave to be
wife, and were not ashamed. with me, she gave me of the tree,

3 Now the serpent was more and I ate.” 13 And Jehovah God
subtle than any beast of the said to the woman, “What is this
field which Jehovah God had made. you have done?” And the woman
And he said to the woman, “In- said, “The serpent deceived me,
deed, has God said, ‘You shall not and I ate.” 14 And Jehovah God
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said to the serpent, “Because you sword which turned every way, to
have done this, cursed are you keep the way of the tree of life.
above all cattle, and above every
beast of the field; upon your belly 4 And the man knew Eve his
wife; and she conceived, and
shall you go, and dust shall you eat bore Cain, and said, “I have gotten
all the days of your life: 15 and I a man with the help of Jehovah.” 2
will put enmity between you and And again she bore his brother
the woman, and between your seed Abel. And Abel was a keeper of
and her seed: he shall bruise your sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the
head, and you shall bruise his ground. 3 And in process of time it
heel.” 16 To the woman he said, “I came to pass, that Cain brought of
will greatly multiply your pain and the fruit of the ground an offering
your conception; in pain you shall to Jehovah. 4 And Abel, he also
bring forth children; and your de- brought of the firstborn of his flock
sire shall be to your husband, and and of the fat of it. And Jehovah
he shall rule over you.” 17 And to had respect to Abel and to his offer-
Adam he said, “Because you have ing: 5 but to Cain and to his offering
listened to the voice of your wife, he did not have respect. And Cain
and have eaten of the tree, of which was very angry, and his counte-
I commanded you, saying, ‘You nance fell. 6 And Jehovah said to
shall not eat of it’: cursed is the Cain, “Why are you angry?” and
ground for your sake; in toil shall why has your countenance fallen? 7
you eat of it all the days of your life; If you do well, will it not be lifted
18 thorns also and thistles shall it up? and if you do not do well, sin
bring forth to you; and you shall eat crouches at the door; and unto you
the herb of the field; 19 in the sweat shall be its desire; but rule over it. 8
of your face shall you eat bread, un- And Cain told Abel his brother.
til you return to the ground; for out And it came to pass, when they
of it were you taken: for dust you were in the field, that Cain rose up
are, and to dust shall you return.” against Abel his brother, and slew
20 And the man called his wife’s him.
name Eve; because she was the 9 And Jehovah said to Cain,
mother of all living. 21 And Jeho- “Where is Abel your brother?” And
vah God made for Adam and for he said, I do not know: am I my
his wife coats of skins, and clothed brother’s keeper?” 10 And he said,
them. “What have you done? the voice of
22 And Jehovah God said, “Be- your brother’s blood cries to me
hold, the man has become as one of from the ground. 11 And now
us, to know good and evil; and cursed are you from the ground,
now, lest he put forth his hand, and which has opened its mouth to re-
take also of the tree of life, and eat, ceive your brother’s blood from
and live for ever”— 23 therefore Je- your hand; 12 when you till the
hovah God sent him forth from the ground, it shall not henceforth
garden of Eden, to till the ground yield to you its strength; a fugitive
from where he was taken. 24 So he and a wanderer shall you be on the
drove out the man; and he placed at earth.” 13 And Cain said to Jeho-
the east of the garden of Eden the vah, “My punishment is greater
Cherubim, and the flame of a than I can bear. 14 Behold, you have
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driven me out this day from the sevenfold.”
face of the ground; and from your 25 And Adam knew his wife
face shall I be hidden; and I shall be again; and she bore a son, and
a fugitive and a wanderer in the called his name Seth: For, she said,
earth; and it will come to pass, that “God has appointed me another
whosoever finds me will slay me.” seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew
15 And Jehovah said to him, him.” 26 And to Seth, to him also
“Therefore whosoever slays Cain, there was born a son; and he called
vengeance shall be taken on him his name Enosh. Then began men
sevenfold.” And Jehovah ap- to call on the name of Jehovah.
pointed a sign for Cain, lest any
finding him should strike him. 5 This is the book of the genera-
tions of Adam. In the day that
16 And Cain went out from the God created man, in the likeness of
presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in God he made him; 2 male and fe-
the land of Nod, on the east of male he created them, and blessed
Eden. 17 And Cain knew his wife; them, and called their name Adam,
and she conceived, and bore Enoch: in the day when they were created.
and he built a city, and called the 3 And Adam lived a hundred and
name of the city, after the name of thirty years, and begot a son in his
his son, Enoch. 18 And to Enoch own likeness, after his image; and
was born Irad: and Irad begot called his name Seth: 4 and the days
Mehujael; and Mehujael begot of Adam after he begot Seth were
Methushael; and Methushael begot eight hundred years: and he begot
Lamech. 19 And Lamech took to sons and daughters. 5 And all the
him two wives: the name of the one days that Adam lived were nine
was Adah, and the name of the hundred and thirty years: and he
other Zillah. 20 And Adah bore Ja- died.
bal: he was the father of such as 6 And Seth lived a hundred and
dwell in tents and have cattle. 21 five years, and begot Enosh: 7 and
And his brother’s name was Jubal: Seth lived after he begot Enosh
he was the father of all such as han- eight hundred and seven years, and
dle the harp and pipe. 22 And Zil- begot sons and daughters: 8 and all
lah, she also bore Tubal-cain, the the days of Seth were nine hundred
forger of every cutting instrument and twelve years: and he died.
of brass and iron: and the sister of 9 And Enosh lived ninety years,
Tubal-cain was Naamah. 23 And and begot Kenan: 10 and Enosh
Lamech said to his wives: lived after he begot Kenan eight
“Adah and Zillah, hear my hundred and fifteen years, and be-
voice; gat sons and daughters: 11 and all
You wives of Lamech, listen to the days of Enosh were nine hun-
my speech: dred and five years: and he died.
For I have slain a man for 12 And Kenan lived seventy
wounding me, years, and begot Mahalalel: 13 and
And a young man for bruising Kenan lived after he begot Maha-
me: lalel eight hundred and forty years,
24 If Cain shall be avenged seven- and begot sons and daughters: 14
fold, and all the days of Kenan were nine
Truly Lamech seventy- hundred and ten years: and he
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died. years old: and Noah begot Shem,
15 And Mahalalel lived sixty and Ham, and Japheth.
five years, and begot Jared: 16 and
Mahalalel lived after he begot Jared 6 And it came to pass, when
men began to multiply on the
eight hundred and thirty years, and face of the ground, and daughters
begot sons and daughters: 17 and were born to them, 2 that the sons
all the days of Mahalalel were eight of God saw the daughters of men
hundred ninety-five years: and he that they were beautiful; and they
died. took for themselves wives of all
18 And Jared lived a hundred whom they chose. 3 And Jehovah
sixty-two years, and begot Enoch: said, “My Spirit shall not strive
19 and Jared lived after he begot with man for ever, because he also
Enoch eight hundred years, and be- is flesh: yet shall his days be a hun-
got sons and daughters: 20 and all dred and twenty years.” 4 The
the days of Jared were nine hun- Nephilim were in the earth in those
dred sixty-two years: and he died. days, and also after that, when the
21 And Enoch lived sixty-five sons of God came in to the daugh-
years, and begot Methuselah: 22 ters of men, and they bore children
and Enoch walked with God after to them: the same were the mighty
he begot Methuselah three hundred men who were of old, the men of
years, and begot sons and daugh- renown.
ters: 23 and all the days of Enoch 5 And Jehovah saw that the
were three hundred sixty-five wickedness of man was great in the
years: 24 and Enoch walked with earth, and that every imagination
God: and he was not; for God took of the thoughts of his heart was
him. only evil continually. 6 And it re-
25 And Methuselah lived a hun- pented Jehovah that he had made
dred eighty-seven years, and begot man on the earth, and it grieved
Lamech: 26 and Methuselah lived him at his heart. 7 And Jehovah
after he begot Lamech seven hun- said, “I will destroy man whom I
dred eighty-two years, and begot have created from the face of the
sons and daughters: 27 and all the ground; both man, and beast, and
days of Methuselah were nine hun- creeping things, and birds of the
dred sixty-nine years: and he died. heavens; for it repents me that I
28 And Lamech lived a hundred have made them.” 8 But Noah
eighty-two years, and begot a son: found favor in the eyes of Jehovah.
29 and he called his name Noah, 9 These are the generations of
saying, “This same shall comfort us Noah. Noah was a righteous man,
in our work and in the toil of our and perfect in his generations: Noah
hands, which comes because of the walked with God. 10 And Noah be-
ground which Jehovah has cursed. gat three sons, Shem, Ham, and
30 And Lamech lived after he begot Japheth. 11 And the earth was cor-
Noah five hundred ninety-five rupt before God, and the earth was
years, and begot sons and daugh- filled with violence. 12 And God
ters: 31 And all the days of Lamech saw the earth, and, behold, it was
were seven hundred seventy-seven corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted
years: and he died. their way on the earth.
32 And Noah was five hundred 13 And God said to Noah, “The
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GENESIS
end of all flesh has come before me; beasts that are not clean two, the
for the earth is filled with violence male and his female: 3 of the birds
through them; and, behold, I will also of the heavens, seven and
destroy them with the earth. 14 seven, male and female, to keep
Make an ark of gopher wood; seed alive on the face of all the
rooms shall you make in the ark, earth. 4 For yet seven days, and I
and shall pitch it inside and outside will cause it to rain on the earth
with pitch. 15 And this is how you forty days and forty nights; and ev-
shall make it: the length of the ark ery living thing that I have made
three hundred cubits, the breadth will I destroy from off the face of
of it fifty cubits, and the height of it the ground.” 5 And Noah did ac-
thirty cubits. 16 A light shall you cording to all that Jehovah com-
make to the ark, and to a cubit shall manded him.
you finish it upward; and the door 6 And Noah was six hundred
of the ark shall you set in the side of years old when the flood of waters
it; with lower, second, and third was on the earth. 7 And Noah went
stories shall you make it. 17 And I, in, and his sons, and his wife, and
behold, I bring the flood of waters his sons’ wives with him, into the
upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, ark, because of the waters of the
in which is the breath of life, from flood. 8 Of clean beasts, and of
under heaven; everything that is in beasts that are not clean, and of
the earth shall die. 18 But I will es- birds, and of everything that creeps
tablish my covenant with you; and on the ground, 9 there went in two
you shall come into the ark, you, and two to Noah into the ark, male
and your sons, and your wife, and and female, as God commanded
your sons’ wives with you. 19 And Noah. 10 And it came to pass after
of every living thing of all flesh, the seven days, that the waters of
two of every sort shall you bring the flood were on the earth. 11 In
into the ark, to keep them alive the six hundredth year of Noah’s
with you; they shall be male and fe- life, in the second month, on the
male. 20 Of the birds after their seventeenth day of the month, on
kind, and of the cattle after their the same day were all the fountains
kind, of every creeping thing of the of the great deep broken up, and
ground after its kind, two of every the windows of heaven were
sort shall come to you, to keep them opened. 12 And the rain was on the
alive. 21 And take to yourself of all earth forty days and forty nights.
food that is eaten, and gather it to 13 In the very same day entered
you; and it shall be for food for you, Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and
and for them.” 22 Thus did Noah; Japheth, the sons of Noah, and
according to all that God com- Noah’s wife, and the three wives of
manded him, so did he. his sons with them, into the ark; 14

7 And Jehovah said to Noah, they, and every beast after its kind,
“Come you and all your house and all the cattle after their kind,
into the ark; for you have I seen and every creeping thing that
righteous before me in this genera- creeps on the earth after its kind,
tion. 2 Of every clean beast you and every bird after its kind, every
shall take to you seven and seven, bird of every sort. 15 And they went
the male and his female; and of the in to Noah into the ark, two and
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two of all flesh in which is the month, on the seventeenth day of
breath of life. 16 And those that the month, on the mountains of
went in, went in male and female of Ararat. 5 And the waters decreased
all flesh, as God commanded him: continually until the tenth month:
and Jehovah shut him in. 17 And in the tenth month, on the first day
the flood was forty days on the of the month, were the tops of the
earth; and the waters increased, mountains seen.
and bore up the ark, and it was 6 And it came to pass at the end of
lifted up above the earth. 18 And forty days, that Noah opened the
the waters prevailed, and increased window of the ark which he had
greatly on the earth; and the ark made: 7 and he sent forth a raven,
went on the face of the waters. 19 and it went forth to and fro, until
And the waters prevailed exceed- the waters were dried up from off
ingly on the earth; and all the high the earth. 8 And he sent forth a
mountains that were under the dove from him, to see if the waters
whole heaven were covered. 20 Fif- were abated from off the face of the
teen cubits upward did the waters ground; 9 but the dove found no
prevail; and the mountains were rest for the sole of her foot, and she
covered. 21 And all flesh died that returned to him to the ark; for the
moved on the earth, both birds, and waters were on the face of the
cattle, and beasts, and every creep- whole earth: and he put forth his
ing thing that creeps on the earth, hand, and took her, and brought
and every man: 22 all in whose nos- her in to him into the ark. 10 And he
trils was the breath of the spirit of stayed yet other seven days; and
life, of all that was on the dry land, again he sent forth the dove out of
died. 23 And every living thing was the ark; 11 and the dove came in to
destroyed that was on the face of him at evening; and, behold, in her
the ground, both man, and cattle, mouth an olive leaf plucked off: so
and creeping things, and birds of Noah knew that the waters were
the heavens; and they were de- abated from off the earth. 12 And he
stroyed from the earth: and Noah stayed yet other seven days, and
only was left, and those who were sent forth the dove; and she did not
with him in the ark. 24 And the wa- return again to him any more.
ters prevailed on the earth a hun- 13 And it came to pass in the six
dred and fifty days. hundred and first year, in the first

8 And God remembered Noah, month, the first day of the month,
and all the beasts, and all the the waters were dried up from off
cattle that were with him in the ark: the earth: and Noah removed the
and God made a wind to pass over covering of the ark, and looked,
the earth, and the waters assuaged; and, behold, the face of the ground
2 the fountains also of the deep and was dried. 14 And in the second
the windows of heaven were month, on the twenty-seventh day
stopped, and the rain from heaven of the month, was the earth dry. 15
was restrained; 3 and the waters re- And God spoke to Noah, saying, 16
turned from off the earth continual- “Go forth from the ark, you, and
ly: and after the end of a hundred your wife, and your sons, and your
and fifty days the waters decreased. sons’ wives with you. 17 Bring
4 And the ark rested in the seventh forth with you every living thing
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that is with you of all flesh, both of man. 6 Whoever sheds man’s
birds, and cattle, and every creep- blood, by man shall his blood be
ing thing that creeps on the earth; shed: for in the image of God he
that they may breed abundantly in made man. 7 And you, be fruitful,
the earth, and be fruitful, and mul- and multiply; bring forth abun-
tiply on the earth.” 18 And Noah dantly in the earth, and multiply
went forth, and his sons, and his in.”
wife, and his sons’ wives with him: 8 And God spoke to Noah, and to
19 every beast, every creeping his sons with him, saying, 9 “And I,
thing, and every bird, whatsoever behold, I establish my covenant
moves on the earth, after their fam- with you, and with your seed after
ilies, went forth out of the ark. you; 10 and with every living crea-
20 And Noah built an altar to Je- ture that is with you, the birds, the
hovah, and took of every clean cattle, and every beast of the earth
beast, and of every clean bird, and with you; of all that go out of the
offered burnt offerings on the altar. ark, even every beast of the earth.
21 And Jehovah smelled the sweet 11 And I will establish my covenant
savor; and Jehovah said in his with you; neither shall all flesh be
heart, “I will not again curse the cut off any more by the waters of
ground any more for man’s sake, the flood; neither shall there any
because the imagination of man’s more be a flood to destroy the
heart is evil from his youth; neither earth.” 12 And God said, “This is
will I again strike any more every- the token of the covenant which I
thing living, as I have done. 22 make between me and you and ev-
While the earth remains, seedtime ery living creature that is with you,
and harvest, and cold and heat, and for perpetual generations: 13 I do
summer and winter, and day and set my bow in the cloud, and it shall
night shall not cease. be for a token of a covenant be-

9 And God blessed Noah and tween me and the earth. 14 And it
his sons, and said to them, “Be shall come to pass, when I bring a
fruitful, and multiply, and replen- cloud over the earth, that the bow
ish the earth. 2 And the fear of you shall be seen in the cloud, 15 and I
and the dread of you shall be upon will remember my covenant, which
every beast of the earth, and upon is between me and you and every
every bird of the heavens; with all living creature of all flesh; and the
with which the ground teems, and waters shall no more become a
all the fish of the sea, into your flood to destroy all flesh. 16 And
hand are they delivered. 3 Every the bow shall be in the cloud; and I
moving thing that lives shall be will look upon it, that I may re-
food for you; as the green herb have member the everlasting covenant
I given you all. 4 But flesh with the between God and every living crea-
life of it, which is the blood of it, ture of all flesh that is on the earth.”
shall you not eat. 5 And surely your 17 And God said to Noah, “This is
blood, the blood of your lives, will I the token of the covenant which I
require; at the hand of every beast have established between me and
will I require it: and at the hand of all flesh that is on the earth.”
man, even at the hand of every 18 And the sons of Noah, who
man’s brother, will I require the life went forth from the ark, were
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GENESIS
Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and the sons of Javan: Elishah, and
Ham is the father of Canaan. 19 Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5
These three were the sons of Noah: Of these were the isles of the na-
and of these was the whole earth tions divided in their lands, every
overspread. one after his tongue, after their fam-
20 And Noah began to be a ilies, in their nations.
farmer, and planted a vineyard: 21 6 And the sons of Ham: Cush, and
and he drank of the wine, and was Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan. 7
drunk; and he was uncovered And the sons of Cush: Seba, and
within his tent. 22 And Ham, the fa- Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah,
ther of Canaan, saw the nakedness and Sabteca; and the sons of
of his father, and told his two broth- Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan. 8 And
ers outside. 23 And Shem and Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be
Japheth took a garment, and laid it a mighty one in the earth. 9 He was
on both their shoulders, and went a mighty hunter before Jehovah:
backward, and covered the naked- therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a
ness of their father; and their faces mighty hunter before Jehovah.” 10
were backward, and they did not And the beginning of his kingdom
see their father’s nakedness. 24 was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,
And Noah awoke from his wine, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11
and knew what his youngest son Out of that land he went forth into
had done to him. 25 And he said, Assyria, and built Nineveh, and Re-
“Cursed be Canaan; hoboth-Ir, and Calah, 12 and Resen
A servant of servants shall he between Nineveh and Calah (the
be to his brothers.” same is the great city). 13 And
26 And he said, Mizraim begat Ludim, and
Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naph-
Shem; tuhim, 14 and Pathrusim, and
And let Canaan be his servant. Casluhim (from whom went forth
27 God enlarge Japheth, the Philistines), and Caphtorim.
And let him dwell in the tents 15 And Canaan begot Sidon his
of Shem; firstborn, and Heth, 16 and the Je-
And let Canaan be his servant.” busite, and the Amorite, and the
28 And Noah lived after the flood Girgashite, 17 and the Hivite, and
three hundred and fifty years. 29 the Arkite, and the Sinite, 18 and
And all the days of Noah were nine the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and
hundred and fifty years: and he the Hamathite: and afterward were
died. the families of the Canaanite spread

10 Now these are the genera- abroad. 19 And the border of the
tions of the sons of Noah, Canaanite was from Sidon, as you
namely, of Shem, Ham, and Japheth: go toward Gerar, to Gaza; as you go
and to them were sons born after toward Sodom and Gomorrah and
the flood. Admah and Zeboiim, to Lasha. 20
2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and These are the sons of Ham, after
Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and their families, after their tongues, in
Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 3 their lands, in their nations.
And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, 21 And to Shem, the father of all
and Riphath, and Togarmah. 4 And the children of Eber, the elder
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brother of Japheth, to him also were are one people, and they have all
children born. 22 The sons of Shem: one language; and this is what they
Elam, and Asshur, and begin to do: and now nothing will
Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram. be withheld from them, which they
23 And the sons of Aram: Uz, and purpose to do. 7 Come, let us go
Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 24 And down, and there confound their
Arpachshad begot Shelah; and She- language, that they may not under-
lah begot Eber. 25 And to Eber were stand one another’s speech.” 8 So
born two sons: the name of the one Jehovah scattered them abroad
was Peleg; for in his days was the from there upon the face of all the
earth divided; and his brother’s earth: and they left off building the
name was Joktan. 26 And Joktan city. 9 Therefore was the name of it
begot Almodad, and Sheleph, and called Babel; because Jehovah there
Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 27 and confounded the language of all the
Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 28 earth: and from there did Jehovah
and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, scatter them abroad upon the face
29 and Ophir, and Havilah, and of all the earth.
Jobab: all these were the sons of 10 These are the generations of
Joktan. 30 And their dwelling was Shem. Shem was a hundred years
from Mesha, as you go toward old, and begot Arpachshad two
Sephar, the mountain of the east. 31 years after the flood: 11 and Shem
These are the sons of Shem, after lived after he begot Arpachshad
their families, after their tongues, in five hundred years, and begot sons
their lands, after their nations. and daughters.
32 These are the families of the 12 And Arpachshad lived thirty-
sons of Noah, after their genera- five years, and begot Shelah: 13 and
tions, in their nations: and of these Arpachshad lived after he begot
were the nations divided in the Shelah four hundred and three
earth after the flood. years, and begot sons and daugh-

11 And the whole earth was of ters.


one language and of one 14 And Shelah lived thirty years,
speech. 2 And it came to pass, as and begot Eber: 15 and Shelah lived
they journeyed east, that they after he begot Eber four hundred
found a plain in the land of Shinar; and three years, and begot sons and
and they dwelt there. 3 And they daughters.
said one to another, “Come, let us 16 And Eber lived thirty-four
make brick, and burn them thor- years, and begot Peleg: 17 and Eber
oughly.” And they had brick for lived after he begot Peleg four hun-
stone, and slime had they for mor- dred and thirty years, and begot
tar. 4 And they said, “Come, let us sons and daughters.
build us a city, and a tower, whose 18 And Peleg lived thirty years,
top may reach to heaven, and let us and begot Reu: 19 and Peleg lived
make us a name; lest we be scat- after he begot Reu two hundred
tered abroad upon the face of the and nine years, and begot sons and
whole earth.” 5 And Jehovah came daughters.
down to see the city and the tower, 20 And Reu lived thirty-two
which the children of men built. 6 years, and begot Serug: 21 and Reu
And Jehovah said, “Behold, they lived after he begot Serug two hun-
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GENESIS
dred and seven years, and begot curse: and in you shall all the fami-
sons and daughters. lies of the earth be blessed.” 4 So
22 And Serug lived thirty years, Abram went, as Jehovah had spo-
and begot Nahor: 23 and Serug ken to him; and Lot went with him:
lived after he begot Nahor two and Abram was seventy-five years
hundred years, and begot sons and old when he departed out of Haran.
daughters. 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife,
24 And Nahor lived twenty-nine and Lot his brother’s son, and all
years, and begot Terah: 25 and Na- their substance that they had gath-
hor lived after he begot Terah a ered, and the souls whom they had
hundred and nineteen years, and gotten in Haran; and they went
begot sons and daughters. forth to go into the land of Canaan;
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and into the land of Canaan they
and begot Abram, Nahor, and Ha- came. 6 And Abram passed
ran. through the land to the place of
27 Now these are the generations Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. And
of Terah. Terah begot Abram, Na- the Canaanite was then in the land.
hor, and Haran; and Haran begot 7 And Jehovah appeared to Abram,
Lot. 28 And Haran died before his and said, “To your seed I will give
father Terah in the land of his nativ- this land”: and there he built an al-
ity, in Ur of the Chaldees. 29 And tar to Jehovah, who appeared to
Abram and Nahor took wives: the him. 8 And he removed from there
name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; to the mountain on the east of Beth-
and the name of Nahor’s wife, el, and pitched his tent, having
Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the
father of Milcah, and the father of east: and there he built an altar to
Iscah. 30 And Sarai was barren; she Jehovah, and called on the name of
had no child. 31 And Terah took Jehovah. 9 And Abram journeyed,
Abram his son, and Lot the son of going on still toward the South.
Haran, his son’s son, and Sarai his 10 And there was a famine in the
daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s land: and Abram went down into
wife; and they went forth with Egypt to sojourn there; for the
them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go famine was severe in the land. 11
into the land of Canaan; and they And it came to pass, when he was
came to Haran, and dwelt there. 32 about to enter into Egypt, that he
And the days of Terah were two said to Sarai his wife, “Behold now,
hundred and five years: and Terah I know that you are a beautiful
died in Haran. woman to look upon: 12 and it will

12 Now Jehovah said to come to pass, when the Egyptians


Abram, “Get out of your shall see you, that they will say,
country, and from your kindred, ‘This is his wife’: and they will kill
and from your father’s house, to me, but they will save you alive. 13
the land that I will show you: 2 and Say, please, you are my sister; that it
I will make of you a great nation, may be well with me for your sake,
and I will bless you, and make your and that my soul may live because
name great; and be a blessing: 3 and of you.” 14 And it came to pass,
I will bless those who bless you, that, when Abram had come into
and him who curses you I will Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the
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GENESIS
woman that she was very beautiful. be no strife, please, between me
15 And the princes of Pharaoh saw and you, and between my herds-
her, and praised her to Pharaoh: men and your herdsmen; for we are
and the woman was taken into brethren. 9 Is not the whole land be-
Pharaoh’s house. 16 And he dealt fore you? separate yourself, please,
well with Abram for her sake: and from me: if you will take the left
he had sheep, and oxen, and male hand, then I will go to the right; or
donkeys, and male servants and fe- if you take the right hand, then I will
male servants, and female donkeys, go to the left.” 10 And Lot lifted up
and camels. 17 And Jehovah his eyes, and beheld all the Plain of
plagued Pharaoh and his house the Jordan, that it was well watered
with great plagues because of Sarai, everywhere, before Jehovah de-
Abram’s wife. 18 And Pharaoh stroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like
called Abram, and said, “What is the garden of Jehovah, like the land
this that you have done to me? why of Egypt, as you go to Zoar. 11 So
did you not tell me that she was Lot chose all the Plain of the Jordan;
your wife? 19 why did you say, ‘She and Lot journeyed east: and they
is my sister’, so that I took her to be separated themselves the one from
my wife? now therefore behold the other. 12 Abram dwelt in the
your wife, take her, and go your land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in
way.” 20 And Pharaoh gave men the cities of the Plain, and moved
charge concerning him: and they his tent as far as Sodom. 13 Now
brought him on the way, and his the men of Sodom were wicked and
wife, and all that he had. sinners against Jehovah exceed-

13 And Abram went up out of ingly.


Egypt, he, and his wife, and 14 And Jehovah said to Abram, af-
all that he had, and Lot with him, ter Lot was separated from him,
into the South. 2 And Abram was “Lift up now your eyes, and look
very rich in cattle, in silver, and in from the place where you are,
gold. 3 And he went on his journeys northward and southward and
from the South even to Beth-el, to eastward and westward: 15 for all
the place where his tent had been at the land which you see, to you will
the beginning, between Beth-el and I give it, and to your seed for ever.
Ai, 4 to the place of the altar, which 16 And I will make your seed as the
he had made there at the first: and dust of the earth: so that if a man
there Abram called on the name of can number the dust of the earth,
Jehovah. 5 And Lot also, who went then may your seed also be num-
with Abram, had flocks, and herds, bered. 17 Arise, walk through the
and tents. 6 And the land was not land in the length of it and in the
able to bear them, that they might breadth of it; for to you will I give
dwell together: for their substance it.” 18 And Abram moved his tent,
was great, so that they could not and came and dwelt by the oaks of
dwell together. 7 And there was a Mamre, which are in Hebron, and
strife between the herdsmen of built there an altar to Jehovah.
Abram’s cattle and the herdsmen of
Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and 14 And it came to pass in the
days of Amraphel king of
the Perizzite dwelt then in the land. Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Che-
8 And Abram said to Lot, “Let there dorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal
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GENESIS
king of Goiim, 2 that they made Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Es-
war with Bera king of Sodom, and hcol, and brother of Aner; and these
with Birsha king of Gomorrah, were confederate with Abram. 14
Shinab king of Admah, and Sheme- And when Abram heard that his
ber king of Zeboiim, and the king of brother was taken captive, he led
Bela (the same is Zoar). 3 All these forth his trained men, born in his
joined together in the vale of Sid- house, three hundred and eighteen,
dim (the same is the Salt Sea). 4 and pursued as far as Dan. 15 And
Twelve years they served Chedor- he divided himself against them by
laomer, and in the thirteenth year night, he and his servants, and
they rebelled. 5 And in the four- struck them, and pursued them to
teenth year came Chedorlaomer, Hobah, which is on the left hand of
and the kings that were with him, Damascus. 16 And he brought back
and struck the Rephaim in all the goods, and also brought
Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim back his brother Lot, and his goods,
in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh- and the women also, and the peo-
kiriathaim, 6 and the Horites in ple.
their Mount Seir, to El-paran, which 17 And the king of Sodom went
is by the wilderness. 7 And they re- out to meet him, after his return
turned, and came to En-mishpat from the slaughter of Chedor-
(the same is Kadesh), and struck all laomer and the kings who were
the country of the Amalekites, and with him, at the vale of Shaveh (the
also the Amorites, who dwelt in same is the King’s Vale). 18 And
Hazazon-tamar. 8 And there went Melchizedek king of Salem brought
out the king of Sodom, and the king forth bread and wine: and he was
of Gomorrah, and the king of priest of God Most High. 19 And he
Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, blessed him, and said, “Blessed be
and the king of Bela (the same is Abram of God Most High, posses-
Zoar); and they set the battle in ar- sor of heaven and earth: 20 and
ray against them in the vale of Sid- blessed be God Most High, who has
dim; 9 against Chedorlaomer king delivered your enemies into your
of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, hand.” And he gave him a tenth of
and Amraphel king of Shinar, and all. 21 And the king of Sodom said
Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings to Abram, “Give me the people,
against the five. 10 Now the vale of and take the goods to yourself.” 22
Siddim was full of slime pits; and And Abram said to the king of
the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom, “I have lifted up my hand
fled, and they fell there, and those to Jehovah, God Most High, posses-
who remained fled to the moun- sor of heaven and earth, 23 that I
tain. 11 And they took all the goods will not take a thread nor a sandal
of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all strap nor anything that is yours,
their provisions, and went their lest you should say, ‘I have made
way. 12 And they took Lot, Abram’s Abram rich’: 24 except only that
brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, which the young men have eaten,
and his goods, and departed. and the portion of the men who
13 And there came one who had went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and
escaped, and told Abram the He- Mamre; let them take their por-
brew: now he dwelt by the oaks of tion.”
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15 After these things the word ers in a land that is not theirs, and
of Jehovah came to Abram in shall serve them; and they shall
a vision, saying, “Do not fear, afflict them four hundred years; 14
Abram: I am your shield, and your and also that nation, whom they
exceeding great reward.” 2 And shall serve, will I judge: and after-
Abram said, “O Lord Jehovah, ward shall they come out with
what will you give me, seeing I go great substance. 15 But you shall go
childless, and he who shall be pos- to your fathers in peace; you shall
sessor of my house is Eliezer of be buried in a good old age. 16 And
Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, in the fourth generation they shall
“Behold, to me you have given no come here again: for the iniquity of
seed: and, behold, one born in my the Amorite is not yet full.” 17 And
house is my heir.” 4 And, behold, it came to pass, that, when the sun
the word of Jehovah came to him, went down, and it was dark, be-
saying, “This man shall not be your hold, a smoking furnace, and a
heir; but he who shall come forth flaming torch passed between these
out of your own bowels shall be pieces. 18 In that day Jehovah made
your heir.” 5 And he brought him a covenant with Abram, saying, “To
forth abroad, and said, "Look now your seed have I given this land,
toward heaven, and number the from the river of Egypt to the great
stars, if you are able to number river, the river Euphrates: 19 the
them”: and he said to him, “So shall Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the
your seed be.” 6 And he believed in Kadmonite, 20 and the Hittite, and
Jehovah; and he reckoned it to him the Perizzite, and the Rephaim, 21
for righteousness. 7 And he said to and the Amorite, and the Canaan-
him, “I am Jehovah who brought ite, and the Girgashite, and the Je-
you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to busite.”
give you this land to inherit it.” 8
And he said, “O Lord Jehovah, by 16 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife,
bore him no children: and
what shall I know that I shall in- she had a maidservant, an Egyp-
herit it?” 9 And he said to him, tian, whose name was Hagar. 2 And
“Take me a heifer three years old, Sarai said to Abram, “Behold now,
and a female goat three years old, Jehovah has restrained me from
and a ram three years old, and a bearing; go in, please, to my female
turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.” servant; it may be that I shall obtain
10 And he took him all these, and children by her.” And Abram lis-
divided them in the midst, and laid tened to the voice of Sarai. 3 And
each half opposite the other: but the Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the
birds he did not divide. 11 And the Egyptian, her maidservant, after
birds of prey came down on the car- Abram had dwelt ten years in the
casses, and Abram drove them land of Canaan, and gave her to
away. Abram her husband to be his wife.
12 And when the sun was going 4 And he went in to Hagar, and she
down, a deep sleep fell upon conceived: and when she saw that
Abram; and, behold, a horror of she had conceived, her mistress
great darkness fell on him. 13 And was despised in her eyes. 5 And
he said to Abram, “Know for cer- Sarai said to Abram, “My wrong be
tain that your seed shall be sojourn- upon you: I gave my maidservant
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into your bosom; and when she
saw that she had conceived, I was
despised in her eyes: Jehovah judge
17 And when Abram was
ninety-nine years old, Jeho-
vah appeared to Abram, and said to
between me and you.” 6 But Abram him, “I am God Almighty; walk be-
said to Sarai, “Behold, your maid is fore me, and be perfect. 2 And I will
in your hand; do to her that which make my covenant between me
is good in your eyes.” And Sarai and you, and will multiply you ex-
dealt hardly with her, and she fled ceedingly.” 3 And Abram fell on his
from her face. face: and God talked with him, say-
7 And the angel of Jehovah found ing, 4 “As for me, behold, my
her by a fountain of water in the covenant is with you, and you shall
wilderness, by the fountain in the be the father of a multitude of na-
way to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, tions. 5 Neither shall your name
Sarai’s maidservant, where have any more be called Abram, but
you come from? and where are you your name shall be Abraham; for
going?” And she said, “I am fleeing the father of a multitude of nations
from the face of my mistress Sarai.” have I made you. 6 And I will make
9 And the angel of Jehovah said to you exceeding fruitful, and I will
her, “Return to your mistress, and make nations of you, and kings
submit yourself under her hands.” shall come out of you. 7 And I will
10 And the angel of Jehovah said to establish my covenant between me
her, “I will greatly multiply your and you and your seed after you
seed, that it shall not be numbered throughout their generations for an
for multitude.” 11 And the angel of everlasting covenant, to be a God to
Jehovah said to her, “Behold, you you and to your seed after you. 8
are with child, and shall bear a son; And I will give to you, and to your
and you shall call his name Ish- seed after you, the land of your so-
mael, because Jehovah has heard journings, all the land of Canaan,
your affliction. 12 And he shall be as for an everlasting possession; and I
a wild donkey among men; his will be their God.”
hand shall be against every man, 9 And God said to Abraham,
and every man’s hand against him; “And as for you, you shall keep my
and he shall dwell in contrast with covenant, you, and your seed after
all his brethren.” 13 And she called you throughout their generations.
the name of Jehovah who spake to 10 This is my covenant, which you
her, “You are a God who sees”: for shall keep, between me and you
she said, “Have I even here looked and your seed after you: every male
after him who sees me?” 14 Where- among you shall be circumcised. 11
fore the well was called Beer-lahai- And you shall be circumcised in the
roi; behold, it is between Kadesh flesh of your foreskin; and it shall
and Bered. be a token of a covenant between
15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: me and you. 12 And he who is eight
and Abram called the name of his days old shall be circumcised
son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16 among you, every male throughout
And Abram was eighty-six years your generations, he who is born in
old, when Hagar bore Ishmael to the house, or bought with money of
Abram. any foreigner who is not of your
seed. 13 He who is born in your
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house, and he who is bought with as God had said to him. 24 And
your money, must be circumcised: Abraham was ninety-nine years
and my covenant shall be in your old, when he was circumcised in
flesh for an everlasting covenant. 14 the flesh of his foreskin. 25 And Ish-
And the uncircumcised male who mael his son was thirteen years old,
is not circumcised in the flesh of his when he was circumcised in the
foreskin, that soul shall be cut off flesh of his foreskin. 26 In the very
from his people; he has broken my same day was Abraham circum-
covenant.” cised, and Ishmael his son. 27 And
15 And God said to Abraham, “As all the men of his house, those born
for Sarai your wife, you shall not in the house, and those bought with
call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall money of a foreigner, were circum-
her name be. 16 And I will bless her, cised with him.
and moreover I will give you a son
of her: yes, I will bless her, and she 18 And Jehovah appeared to
him by the oaks of Mamre, as
shall be a mother of nations; kings of he sat in the tent door in the heat of
peoples shall be from her.” 17 Then the day; 2 and he lifted up his eyes
Abraham fell on his face, and and looked, and, behold, three men
laughed, and said in his heart, stood opposite him: and when he
“Shall a child be born to him who is saw them, he ran to meet them
a hundred years old? and shall from the tent door, and bowed him-
Sarah, who is ninety years old, self to the earth, 3 and said, “My
bear?” 18 And Abraham said to lord, if now I have found favor in
God, “Oh that Ishmael might live your sight, do not pass away,
before you!” 19 And God said, “No, please, from your servant: 4 let now
but Sarah your wife shall bear you a little water be fetched, and wash
a son; and you shall call his name your feet, and rest yourselves un-
Isaac: and I will establish my der the tree: 5 and I will fetch a
covenant with him for an everlast- morsel of bread, and strengthen
ing covenant for his seed after him. your heart; after that you will pass
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard on: because you have come to your
you: behold, I have blessed him, servant.” And they said, “So do, as
and will make him fruitful, and will you have said.” 6 And Abraham
multiply him exceedingly; twelve hastened into the tent to Sarah, and
princes shall he beget, and I will said, “Make ready quickly three
make him a great nation. 21 But my measures of fine meal, knead it, and
covenant will I establish with Isaac, make cakes.” 7 And Abraham ran
whom Sarah shall bear to you at unto the herd, and fetched a calf
this set time in the next year.” tender and good, and gave it to the
22 And he left off talking with servant; and he hastened to dress it.
him, and God went up from Abra- 8 And he took butter, and milk, and
ham. 23 And Abraham took Ish- the calf which he had dressed, and
mael his son, and all who were born set it before them; and he stood by
in his house, and all who were them under the tree, and they ate.
bought with his money, every male 9 And they said to him, “Where is
among the men of Abraham’s Sarah your wife?” And he said, "Be-
house, and circumcised the flesh of hold, in the tent." 10 And he said, "I
their foreskin in the very same day, will certainly return to you when
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the season comes around; and, be- there, and went toward Sodom: but
hold, Sarah your wife shall have a Abraham stood yet before Jehovah.
son.” And Sarah heard in the tent 23 And Abraham drew near, and
door, which was behind him. 11 said, “Will you consume the right-
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, eous with the wicked? 24 Perhaps
and well-stricken in age; it had there are fifty righteous within the
ceased to be with Sarah after the city: will you consume and not
manner of women. 12 And Sarah spare the place for the fifty right-
laughed within herself, saying, eous who are in it? 25 That is far
“After I am grown old shall I have from you to do after this manner, to
pleasure, my lord being old also?” slay the righteous with the wicked,
13 And Jehovah said to Abraham, that so the righteous should be as
“Why did Sarah laugh, saying, the wicked; that is far from you:
‘Shall I surely bear a child, who am shall not the Judge of all the earth
old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for Je- do right?” 26 And Jehovah said, “If
hovah? At the set time I will return I find in Sodom fifty righteous
to you, when the season comes within the city, then I will spare all
around, and Sarah shall have a the place for their sake.” 27 And
son.” 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, Abraham answered and said, “Be-
“I did not laugh”; for she was hold now, I have taken upon me to
afraid. And he said, “No; but you speak to the Lord, who am but dust
did laugh.” and ashes: 28 perhaps there shall
16 And the men rose up from lack five of the fifty righteous: will
there, and looked toward Sodom: you destroy all the city for lack of
and Abraham went with them to five?” And he said, “I will not de-
bring them on the way. 17 And Je- stroy it, if I find there forty-five.” 29
hovah said, “Shall I hide from And he spoke to him yet again, and
Abraham that which I do; 18 seeing said, “Perhaps there shall be forty
that Abraham shall surely become a found there.” And he said, “I will
great and mighty nation, and all the not do it for the forty’s sake.” 30
nations of the earth shall be blessed And he said, “Oh let not the Lord
in him? 19 For I have known him, to be angry, and I will speak: perhaps
the end that he may command his there shall thirty be found there.”
children and his household after And he said, “I will not do it, if I
him, that they may keep the way of find thirty there.” 31 And he said,
Jehovah, to do righteousness and “Behold now, I have taken upon me
justice; to the end that Jehovah may to speak unto the Lord: perhaps
bring upon Abraham that which he there shall be twenty found there.”
has spoken of him.” 20 And Jeho- And he said, “I will not destroy it
vah said, “Because the cry of for the twenty’s sake.” 32 And he
Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and said, “Oh let not the Lord be angry,
because their sin is very grievous; and I will speak yet but this once:
21 I will go down now, and see perhaps ten shall be found there.”
whether they have done altogether And he said, “I will not destroy it
according to the cry of it, which has for the ten’s sake.” 33 And Jehovah
come to me; and if not, I will went his way, as soon as he had left
know.” off communing with Abraham: and
22 And the men turned from Abraham returned to his place.
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19 And the two angels came to both small and great, so that they
Sodom at evening; and Lot wearied themselves to find the
sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot door.
saw them, and rose up to meet 12 And the men said to Lot,
them; and he bowed himself with “Have you here any besides? son-
his face to the earth; 2 and he said, in-law, and your sons, and your
“Behold now, my lords, turn aside, daughters, and whomsoever you
please, into your servant’s house, have in the city, bring them out of
and stay all night, and wash your the place: 13 for we will destroy this
feet, and you shall rise up early, and place, because the cry of them has
go on your way.” And they said, grown great before Jehovah; and Je-
“No; but we will stay in the street hovah has sent us to destroy it.” 14
all night.” 3 And he urged them And Lot went out, and spoke to his
greatly; and they turned in to him, sons-in-law, who married his
and entered into his house; and he daughters, and said, “Up, get out of
made them a feast, and baked un- this place; for Jehovah will destroy
leavened bread, and they ate. 4 But the city.” But he seemed to his sons-
before they lay down, the men of in-law as one who mocked. 15 And
the city, even the men of Sodom, when the morning arose, then the
surrounded the house, both young angels hastened Lot, saying, “Arise,
and old, all the people from every take your wife, and your two
quarter; 5 and they called to Lot, daughters who are here, lest you be
and said to him, “Where are the consumed in the iniquity of the city.
men who came in to you this night? 16 But he lingered; and the men laid
bring them out to us, that we may hold on his hand, and on the hand
know them. 6 And Lot went out to of his wife, and on the hand of his
them to the door, and shut the door two daughters, Jehovah being mer-
after him. 7 And he said, “please, ciful to him: and they brought him
my brethren, do not do so wickedly. forth, and set him outside the city.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters 17 And it came to pass, when they
that have not known man; let me, had brought them forth abroad,
please, bring them out to you, and that he said, “Escape for your life;
do to them as is good in your eyes: do not look behind you, neither
only to these men do nothing, be- stay in all the Plain; escape to the
cause they have come under the mountain, lest you be consumed.”
shadow of my roof.” 9 And they 18 And Lot said to them, “Oh, not
said, “Stand back.” And they said, so, my lord: 19 behold now, your
“This one fellow came in to sojourn, servant has found favor in your
and he will be a judge: now will we sight, and you have magnified your
deal worse with you, than with lovingkindness, which you have
them.” And they pressed severely shown to me in saving my life; and
on the man, even Lot, and drew I cannot escape to the mountain,
near to break the door. 10 But the lest evil overtake me, and I die: 20
men put forth their hand, and behold now, this city is near to flee
brought Lot into the house to them, to, and it is a little one. Oh let me
and shut the door. 11 And they escape there (is it not a little one?),
struck the men who were at the and my soul shall live.” 21 And he
door of the house with blindness, said to him, “See, I have accepted
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you concerning this thing also, that did not know when she lay down,
I will not overthrow the city of nor when she arose. 34 And it came
which you have spoken. 22 Hasten, to pass on the morrow, that the
escape there; for I cannot do any- firstborn said to the younger, “Be-
thing until you have come there.” hold, I lay last night with my father:
Therefore the name of the city was let us make him drink wine this
called Zoar. night also; and you go in, and lie
23 The sun was risen upon the with him, that we may preserve
earth when Lot came to Zoar. 24 seed of our father.” 35 And they
Then Jehovah rained upon Sodom made their father drink wine that
and upon Gomorrah brimstone and night also: and the younger arose,
fire from Jehovah out of heaven; 25 and lay with him; and he did not
and he overthrew those cities, and know when she lay down, nor
all the Plain, and all the inhabitants when she arose. 36 Thus were both
of the cities, and that which grew the daughters of Lot with child by
on the ground. 26 But his wife their father. 37 And the firstborn
looked back from behind him, and bore a son, and called his name
she became a pillar of salt. 27 And Moab: the same is the father of the
Abraham got up early in the morn- Moabites to this day. 38 And the
ing to the place where he had stood younger, she also bare a son, and
before Jehovah: 28 and he looked called his name Ben-ammi: the
toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and same is the father of the children of
toward all the land of the Plain, and Ammon unto this day.
beheld, and, behold, the smoke of
the land went up as the smoke of a
furnace.
20 And Abraham journeyed
from there toward the land
of the South, and dwelt between
29 And it came to pass, when God Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned
destroyed the cities of the Plain, in Gerar. 2 And Abraham said of
that God remembered Abraham, Sarah his wife, “She is my sister”:
and sent Lot out of the midst of the and Abimelech king of Gerar sent,
overthrow, when he overthrew the and took Sarah. 3 But God came to
cities in which Lot dwelt. Abimelech in a dream of the night,
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and said to him, “Behold, you are
and dwelt in the mountain, and his but a dead man, because of the
two daughters with him; for he woman whom you have taken; for
feared to dwell in Zoar: and he she is a man’s wife.” 4 Now Abim-
dwelt in a cave, he and his two elech had not come near her: and he
daughters. 31 And the firstborn said, “Lord, will you slay even a
said to the younger, “Our father is righteous nation? 5 Did he not say
old, and there is not a man in the himself to me, ‘She is my sister’?
earth to come in to us after the man- and she, even she herself said, ‘He
ner of all the earth: 32 come, let us is my brother’: in the integrity of
make our father drink wine, and my heart and the innocence of my
we will lie with him, that we may hands have I done this.” 6 And God
preserve seed of our father. 33 And said to him in the dream, “Yes, I
they made their father drink wine know that in the integrity of your
that night: and the firstborn went heart you have done this, and I also
in, and lay with her father; and he withheld you from sinning against
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me: therefore I did not allow you are righted. 17 And Abraham
not to touch her. 7 Now therefore prayed unto God: and God healed
restore the man’s wife; for he is a Abimelech, and his wife, and his
prophet, and he will pray for you, maid-servants; and they bare chil-
and you shall live: and if you do not dren. 18 For Jehovah had fast
restore her, know that you shall closed up all the wombs of the
surely die, you, and all who are house of Abimelech, because of
yours. Sarah, Abraham’s wife.
8 And Abimelech rose early in the
morning, and called all his ser- 21 And Jehovah visited Sarah
as he had said, and Jehovah
vants, and told all these things in did to Sarah as he had spoken. 2
their ears: and the men were se- And Sarah conceived, and bore
verely afraid. 9 Then Abimelech Abraham a son in his old age, at the
called Abraham, and said to him, set time of which God had spoken
“What have you done to us? and in to him. 3 And Abraham called the
what have I sinned against you, name of his son who was born to
that you have brought on me and him, whom Sarah bore to him,
on my kingdom a great sin? you Isaac. 4 And Abraham circumcised
have done deeds to me that ought his son Isaac when he was eight
not to be done.” 10 And Abimelech days old, as God had commanded
said to Abraham, “What did you him. 5 And Abraham was a hun-
see, that you have done this thing?” dred years old, when his son Isaac
11 And Abraham said, “Because I was born to him. 6 And Sarah said,
thought, ‘Surely the fear of God is “God has made me to laugh; every
not in this place; and they will slay one who hears will laugh with me.”
me for my wife’s sake.’ 12 And 7 And she said, “Who would have
moreover she is indeed my sister, said to Abraham, that Sarah should
the daughter of my father, but not give children suck? for I have borne
the daughter of my mother; and she him a son in his old age.”
became my wife: 13 and it came to 8 And the child grew, and was
pass, when God caused me to wan- weaned: and Abraham made a
der from my father’s house, that I great feast on the day that Isaac was
said to her, ‘This is your kindness weaned. 9 And Sarah saw the son
which you shall show to me: at ev- of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she
ery place where we shall come, say had borne to Abraham, mocking. 10
of me, “He is my brother.” ’ ” 14 Therefore she said to Abraham,
And Abimelech took sheep and “Cast out this maidservant and her
oxen, and male servants and female son: for the son of this handmaid
servants, and gave them to Abra- shall not be heir with my son, even
ham, and restored him Sarah his with Isaac.” 11 And the thing was
wife. 15 And Abimelech said, “Be- very grievous in Abraham’s sight
hold, my land is before you: dwell on account of his son. 12 And God
where it pleases you.” 16 And to said to Abraham, “Let it not be
Sarah he said, “Behold, I have grievous in your sight because of
given your brother a thousand the lad, and because of your maid-
pieces of silver: behold, it is for you servant; in all that Sarah says to
a covering of the eyes to all who are you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac
with you; and in respect of all you shall your seed be called. 13 And
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also of the son of the maidservant journed.” 24 And Abraham said, “I
will I make a nation, because he is will swear.” 25 And Abraham re-
your seed.” 14 And Abraham rose proved Abimelech because of the
up early in the morning, and took well of water, which Abimelech’s
bread and a bottle of water, and servants had violently taken away.
gave it to Hagar, putting it on her 26 And Abimelech said, “I did not
shoulder, and gave her the child, know who has done this thing: nei-
and sent her away: and she de- ther did you tell me, neither yet did
parted, and wandered in the I heard of it, but today.” 27 And
wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and
the water in the bottle was spent, gave them to Abimelech; and the
and she cast the child under one of two made a covenant. 28 And Abra-
the shrubs. 16 And she went, and ham set seven ewe lambs of the
sat down opposite him a good way flock by themselves. 29 And Abim-
off, as it were a bowshot: for she elech said to Abraham, “What do
said, “Let me not look upon the these seven ewe lambs mean which
death of the child.” And she sat op- you have set by themselves?” 30
posite him, and lifted up her voice, And he said, “These seven ewe
and wept. 17 And God heard the lambs will you take from my hand,
voice of the lad; and the angel of that it may be a witness to me, that
God called to Hagar out of heaven, I have dug this well.” 31 Therefore
and said to her, “What ails you, Ha- he called that place Beer-sheba; be-
gar? do not fear; for God has heard cause there they swore both of
the voice of the lad where he is. 18 them. 32 So they made a covenant
Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him at Beer-sheba: and Abimelech rose
in your hand; for I will make him a up, and Phicol the captain of his
great nation.” 19 And God opened army, and they returned into the
her eyes, and she saw a well of wa- land of the Philistines. 33 And Abra-
ter; and she went, and filled the bot- ham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-
tle with water, and gave the lad sheba, and called there on the name
drink. 20 And God was with the of Jehovah, the Everlasting God. 34
lad, and he grew; and he dwelt in And Abraham sojourned in the
the wilderness, and became, as he land of the Philistines many days.
grew up, an archer. 21 And he
dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: 22 And it came to pass after
these things, that God tested
and his mother took him a wife out Abraham, and said to him, “Abra-
of the land of Egypt. ham”; and he said, “Here am I.” 2
22 And it came to pass at that And he said, “Take now your son,
time, that Abimelech and Phicol the your only son, whom you love,
captain of his army spoke to Abra- even Isaac, and get into the land of
ham, saying, God is with you in all Moriah; and offer him there for a
that you do: 23 now therefore swear burnt offering on one of the moun-
to me here by God that you will not tains which I will tell you of.” 3
deal falsely with me, nor with my And Abraham rose early in the
son, nor with my son’s son: but ac- morning, and saddled his donkey,
cording to the kindness that I have and took two of his young men
done to you, you will do to me, and with him, and Isaac his son; and he
to the land in which you have so- split the wood for the burnt offer-
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ing, and rose up, and went to the shall be provided.” 15 And the an-
place of which God had told him. 4 gel of Jehovah called to Abraham a
On the third day Abraham lifted up second time out of heaven, 16 and
his eyes, and saw the place afar off. said, “By myself have I sworn, says
5 And Abraham said to his young Jehovah, because you have done
men, “Stay here with the donkey, this thing, and have not withheld
and I and the lad will go there; and your son, your only son, 17 that in
we will worship, and come again to blessing I will bless you, and in
you.” 6 And Abraham took the multiplying I will multiply your
wood of the burnt offering, and laid seed as the stars of the heavens, and
it on Isaac his son; and he took in as the sand which is on the
his hand the fire and the knife; and seashore; and your seed shall pos-
they went both of them together. 7 sess the gate of his enemies; 18 and
And Isaac spoke to Abraham his fa- in your seed shall all the nations of
ther, and said, “My father”: and he the earth be blessed; because you
said, “Here am I, my son.” And he have obeyed my voice.” 19 So
said, “Behold, the fire and the Abraham returned to his young
wood: but where is the lamb for a men, and they rose up and went to-
burnt offering?” 8 And Abraham gether to Beer-sheba; and Abraham
said, “God will provide himself the dwelt at Beer-sheba.
lamb for a burnt offering, my son”: 20 And it came to pass after these
so they went both of them together. things, that it was told Abraham,
9 And they came to the place saying, “Behold, Milcah, she also
which God had told him of; and has borne children to your brother
Abraham built the altar there, and Nahor: 21 Uz his first-born, and
laid the wood in order, and bound Buz his brother, and Kemuel the fa-
Isaac his son, and laid him on the ther of Aram, 22 and Chesed, and
altar, on the wood. 10 And Abra- Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph,
ham stretched forth his hand, and and Bethuel. 23 And Bethuel begat
took the knife to slay his son. 11 Rebekah: these eight Milcah bore to
And the angel of Jehovah called to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. 24 And
him out of heaven, and said, “Abra- his concubine, whose name was
ham, Abraham”: and he said, “Here Reumah, she also bore Tebah, and
am I”. 12 And he said, “Do not lay Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.
your hand on the lad, neither do
anything to him; for now I know 23 And the life of Sarah was a
hundred and twenty-seven
that you fear God, seeing you have years: these were the years of the
not withheld your son, your only life of Sarah. 2 And Sarah died in
son, from me.” 13 And Abraham Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron),
lifted up his eyes, and looked, and in the land of Canaan: and Abra-
behold, behind him a ram caught in ham came to mourn for Sarah, and
the thicket by his horns: and Abra- to weep for her. 3 And Abraham
ham went and took the ram, and rose up from before his dead, and
offered him up for a burnt offering spoke to the children of Heth, say-
in the place of his son. 14 And Abra- ing, 4 “I am a stranger and a so-
ham called the name of that place journer with you: give me a
Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this possession of a burying place with
day, “In the mount of Jehovah it you, that I may bury my dead out
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of my sight.” 5 And the children of audience of the children of Heth,
Heth answered Abraham, saying to four hundred shekels of silver, cur-
him, 6 “Hear us, my lord; you are a rent money with the merchant.
prince of God among us: in the 17 So the field of Ephron, which
choicest of our sepulchers bury was in Machpelah, which was be-
your dead; none of us shall with- fore Mamre, the field, and the cave
hold from you his sepulcher, but which was in it, and all the trees
that you may bury your dead.” 7 that were in the field, that were in
And Abraham rose up, and bowed all the border of it all around, were
himself to the people of the land, made sure 18 to Abraham for a pos-
even to the children of Heth. 8 And session in the presence of the chil-
he communed with them, saying, dren of Heth, before all who went
“If it be your mind that I should in at the gate of his city. 19 And af-
bury my dead out of my sight, hear ter this, Abraham buried Sarah his
me, and entreat for me to Ephron wife in the cave of the field of
the son of Zohar, 9 that he may give Machpelah before Mamre (the
me the cave of Machpelah, which same is Hebron), in the land of
he has, which is in the end of his Canaan. 20 And the field, and the
field; for the full price let him give cave that is in it, were made sure to
it to me in the midst of you for a Abraham for a possession of a
possession of a burying place.” 10 burying place by the children of
Now Ephron was sitting in the Heth.
midst of the children of Heth: and
Ephron the Hittite answered Abra- 24 And Abraham was old, and
well-stricken in age: and Je-
ham in the audience of the children hovah had blessed Abraham in all
of Heth, even of all who went in at things. 2 And Abraham said to his
the gate of his city, saying, 11 “No, servant, the elder of his house, who
my lord, hear me: the field I give ruled over all that he had, “Put,
you, and the cave that is in it, I give please, your hand under my thigh:
it to you; in the presence of the chil- 3 and I will make you swear by Je-
dren of my people I give it to you: hovah, the God of heaven and the
bury your dead.” 12 And Abraham God of the earth, that you will not
bowed himself down before the take a wife for my son of the daugh-
people of the land. 13 And he spoke ters of the Canaanites, among
to Ephron in the audience of the whom I dwell: 4 but you shall go to
people of the land, saying, “But if my country, and to my kindred,
you will, please, hear me: I will give and take a wife for my son Isaac. 5
the price of the field; take it from And the servant said to him, “Per-
me, and I will bury my dead there.” haps the woman will not be willing
14 And Ephron answered Abra- to follow me to this land: must I
ham, saying to him, 15 “My lord, bring your son again to the land
listen to me: a piece of land worth from where you came?” 6 And
four hundred shekels of silver, Abraham said to him, “Beware that
what is that between me and you? you do not bring my son there
bury therefore your dead. 16 And again. 7 Jehovah, the God of
Abraham listened to Ephron; and heaven, who took me from my fa-
Abraham weighed to Ephron the ther’s house, and from the land of
silver which he had named in the my nativity, and who spoke to me,
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and who swore to me, saying, ‘To known her: and she went down to
your seed will I give this land; he the fountain, and filled her pitcher,
will send his angel before you, and and came up. 17 And the servant
you shall take a wife for my son ran to meet her, and said, “Give me
from there. 8 And if the woman is to drink, please, a little water from
not willing to follow you, then you your pitcher.” 18 And she said,
shall be clear from this my oath; “Drink, my lord”: and she has-
only you shall not bring my son tened, and let down her pitcher on
there again.” 9 And the servant put her hand, and gave him drink. 19
his hand under the thigh of Abra- And when she had done giving him
ham his master, and swore to him drink, she said, “I will draw for
concerning this matter. your camels also, until they have
10 And the servant took ten done drinking.” 20 And she has-
camels, of the camels of his master, tened, and emptied her pitcher into
and departed, having all good the trough, and ran again to the
things of his master’s in his hand: well to draw, and drew for all his
and he arose, and went to camels. 21 And the man looked
Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor. steadfastly on her, holding his
11 And he made the camels to kneel peace, to know whether Jehovah
down outside the city by the well of had made his journey prosperous
water at the time of evening, the or not. 22 And it came to pass, as
time that women go out to draw the camels had done drinking, that
water. 12 And he said, “O Jehovah, the man took a golden ring of half a
the God of my master Abraham, shekel weight, and two bracelets
send me, please, good speed this for her hands of ten shekels weight
day, and show kindness to my mas- of gold, 23 and said, “Whose
ter Abraham. 13 Behold, I am daughter are you? tell me, please. Is
standing by the fountain of water; there room in your father’s house
and the daughters of the men of the for us to lodge in?” 24 And she said
city are coming out to draw water: to him, “I am the daughter of
14 and let it come to pass, that the Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom
young woman to whom I will say, she bore to Nahor.” 25 She said
‘Let down your pitcher, please, that moreover to him, “We have both
I may drink’; and she will say, straw and fodder enough, and
‘Drink, and I will give your camels room to lodge in.” 26 And the man
drink also’: let the same be she who bowed his head, and worshipped
you have appointed for your ser- Jehovah. 27 And he said, “Blessed
vant Isaac; and by it I will know be Jehovah, the God of my master
that you have shown kindness to Abraham, who has not forsaken his
my master.” 15 And it came to pass, lovingkindness and his truth to-
before he had done speaking, that, ward my master: as for me, Jehovah
behold, Rebekah came out, who has led me in the way to the house
was born to Bethuel the son of of my master’s brethren.”
Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abra- 28 And the young woman ran,
ham’s brother, with her pitcher on and told her mother’s house ac-
her shoulder. 16 And the young cording to these words. 29 And Re-
woman was very beautiful to look bekah had a brother, and his name
on, a virgin, neither had any man was Laban: and Laban ran out to
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the man, to the fountain. 30 And it my kindred; and if they do not give
came to pass, when he saw the ring, her to you, you will be clear from
and the bracelets upon his sister’s my oath.’ 42 And I came this day to
hands, and when he heard the the fountain, and said, ‘O Jehovah,
words of Rebekah his sister, saying, the God of my master Abraham, if
“Thus spoke the man to me”; that now you prosper my way which I
he came to the man; and, behold, he go: 43 behold, I am standing by the
was standing by the camels at the fountain of water; and let it come to
fountain. 31 And he said, “Come in, pass, that the girl who comes forth
you blessed of Jehovah; why do to draw, to whom I will say, ‘Give
you stand outside? for I have pre- me, please, a little water from your
pared the house, and room for the pitcher to drink’; 44 and she will
camels.” 32 And the man came into say to me, ‘Both you drink, and I
the house, and he ungirded the will also draw for your camels’: let
camels; and he gave straw and fod- the same be the woman whom Je-
der for the camels, and water to hovah has appointed for my mas-
wash his feet and the feet of the ter’s son. 45 And before I had done
men who were with him. 33 And speaking in my heart, behold, Re-
there was set food before him to eat: bekah came forth with her pitcher
but he said, “I will not eat, until I on her shoulder; and she went
have told my errand.” And he said, down to the fountain, and drew:
“Speak on.” 34 And he said, “I am and I said to her, ‘Let me drink,
Abraham’s servant. 35 And Jeho- please.’ 46 And she made haste,
vah has blessed my master greatly; and let down her pitcher from her
and he is become great: and he has shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I
given him flocks and herds, and sil- will give your camels drink also: so
ver and gold, and male servants I drank, and she made the camels
and female servants, and camels drink also. 47 And I asked her, and
and donkeys. 36 And Sarah my said, ‘Whose daughter you are?
master’s wife bore a son to my mas- And she said, ‘The daughter of
ter when she was old: and to him Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom
has he given all that he has. 37 And Milcah bore to him: and I put the
my master made me swear, saying, ring on her nose, and the bracelets
‘You shall not take a wife for my on her hands. 48 And I bowed my
son from the daughters of the head, and worshipped Jehovah,
Canaanites, in whose land I dwell: and blessed Jehovah, the God of my
38 but you shall go to my father’s master Abraham, who had led me
house, and to my kindred, and take in the right way to take my mas-
a wife for my son.’ 39 And I said to ter’s brother’s daughter for his son.
my master, ‘Perhaps the woman 49 And now if you will deal kindly
will not follow me.’ 40 And he said and truly with my master, tell me:
to me, ‘Jehovah, before whom I and if not, tell me; that I may turn to
walk, will send his angel with you, the right hand, or to the left.”
and prosper your way; and you 50 Then Laban and Bethuel an-
shall take a wife for my son from swered and said, “The thing pro-
my kindred, and from my father’s ceeds from Jehovah: we cannot
house: 41 then will you be clear speak to you bad or good. 51 Be-
from my oath, when you come to hold, Rebekah is before you, take
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her, and go, and let her be your and when she saw Isaac, she dis-
master’s son’s wife, as Jehovah has mounted from the camel. 65 And
spoken.” 52 And it came to pass, she said to the servant, “What man
that, when Abraham’s servant is this who walks in the field to
heard their words, he bowed him- meet us?” And the servant said, “It
self down to the earth to Jehovah. is my master”: and she took her
53 And the servant brought forth veil, and covered herself. 66 And
jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, the servant told Isaac all the things
and clothing, and gave them to Re- that he had done. 67 And Isaac
bekah: he gave also to her brother brought her into his mother Sarah’s
and to her mother precious things. tent, and took Rebekah, and she be-
54 And they ate and drank, he and came his wife; and he loved her:
the men who were with him, and and Isaac was comforted after his
stayed all night; and they rose up in mother’s death.
the morning, and he said, “Send me
away to my master.” 55 And her 25 And Abraham took an-
other wife, and her name
brother and her mother said, “Let was Keturah. 2 And she bore him
the young woman stay with us a Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan,
few days, at the least ten; after that and Midian, and Ishbak, and
she will go.” 56 And he said to Shuah. 3 And Jokshan begotten
them, “Do not hinder me, seeing Je- Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of
hovah has prospered my way; send Dedan were Asshurim, and Le-
me away that I may go to my mas- tushim, and Leummim. 4 And the
ter.” 57 And they said, “We will call sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher,
the young woman, and inquire at and Hanoch, and Abida, and El-
her mouth.” 58 And they called Re- daah. All these were the children of
bekah, and said to her, “Will you go Keturah. 5 And Abraham gave all
with this man?” And she said, “I that he had to Isaac. 6 But to the
will go.” 59 And they sent away Re- sons of the concubines, that Abra-
bekah their sister, and her nurse, ham had, Abraham gave gifts; and
and Abraham’s servant, and his he sent them away from Isaac his
men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah, son, while he still lived, eastward,
and said to her, “Our sister, be the to the east country. 7 And these are
mother of thousands of ten thou- the days of the years of Abraham’s
sands, and let your seed possess the life which he lived, a hundred and
gate of those who hate them.” seventy-five years. 8 And Abraham
61 And Rebekah arose, and her breathed his last, and died in a
young women, and they rode on good old age, an old man, and full
the camels, and followed the man: of years, and was gathered to his
and the servant took Rebekah, and people. 9 And Isaac and Ishmael his
went his way. 62 And Isaac came sons buried him in the cave of
from the way of Beer-lahai-roi; for Machpelah, in the field of Ephron
he dwelt in the land of the South. 63 the son of Zohar the Hittite, which
And Isaac went out to meditate in is before Mamre; 10 the field which
the field in the evening: and he Abraham purchased from the chil-
lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, be- dren of Heth: there was Abraham
hold, there were camels coming. 64 buried, and Sarah his wife. 11 And
And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, it came to pass after the death of
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Abraham, that God blessed Isaac stronger than the other
his son: and Isaac dwelt by Beer-la- people;
hai-roi. And the elder shall serve the
12 Now these are the generations younger.
of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom 24 And when her days to be deliv-
Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maid- ered were fulfilled, behold, there
servant, bore to Abraham: 13 and were twins in her womb. 25 And
these are the names of the sons of the first came forth red, all over
Ishmael, by their names, according like a hairy garment; and they
to their generations: the firstborn of called his name Esau. 26 And after
Ishmael, Nebaioth; and Kedar, and that came forth his brother, and
Adbeel, and Mibsam, 14 and his hand had hold on Esau’s heel;
Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, and his name was called Jacob:
15 Hadad, and Tema, Jetur, and Isaac was sixty years old
Naphish, and Kedemah: 16 these when she bore them.
are the sons of Ishmael, and these 27 And the boys grew: and Esau
are their names, by their villages, was a skillful hunter, a man of the
and by their encampments; twelve field; and Jacob was a quiet man,
princes according to their nations. dwelling in tents. 28 Now Isaac
17 And these are the years of the life loved Esau, because he ate of his
of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty- game: and Rebekah loved Jacob. 29
seven years: and he breathed his And Jacob boiled stew: and Esau
last and died, and was gathered to came in from the field, and he was
his people. 18 And they dwelt from faint: 30 and Esau said to Jacob,
Havilah to Shur that is before “Feed me, please, with that same
Egypt, as you go toward Assyria: red stew; for I am faint”: therefore
he settled opposite all his brethren. was his name called Edom. 31 And
19 And these are the generations Jacob said, Sell me first your
of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham birthright. 32 And Esau said, “Be-
begot Isaac: 20 and Isaac was forty hold, I am about to die: and what
years old when he took Rebekah, profit shall the birthright do to
the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian me?” 33 And Jacob said, “Swear to
of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban me first”; and he swore to him: and
the Syrian, to be his wife. 21 And he sold his birthright to Jacob. 34
Isaac entreated Jehovah for his And Jacob gave Esau bread and
wife, because she was barren: and stew of lentils; and he ate and
Jehovah was entreated by him, and drank, and rose up, and went his
Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 way: so Esau despised his
And the children struggled to- birthright.
gether within her; and she said, “If
it be so, why do I live?” And she 26 And there was a famine in
the land, besides the first
went to inquire of Jehovah. 23 And famine that was in the days of
Jehovah said to her, Abraham. And Isaac went to Abim-
“Two nations are in your elech king of the Philistines, to
womb, Gerar. 2 And Jehovah appeared to
And two peoples shall be him, and said, “Do not go down
separated from your bowels: into Egypt; dwell in the land which
And the one people shall be I shall tell you of: 3 sojourn in this
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land, and I will be with you, and Now all the wells which his father’s
will bless you; for to you, and to servants had dug in the days of
your seed, I will give all these Abraham his father, the Philistines
lands, and I will establish the oath had stopped, and filled with earth.
which I swore to Abraham your fa- 16 And Abimelech said to Isaac,
ther; 4 and I will multiply your seed “Go from us; for you are much
as the stars of heaven, and will give mightier than we.” 17 And Isaac de-
to your seed all these lands; and in parted from there, and encamped
your seed shall all the nations of the in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt
earth be blessed; 5 because Abra- there.
ham obeyed my voice, and kept my 18 And Isaac dug again the wells
charge, my commandments, my of water, which they had dug in the
statutes, and my laws.” 6 And Isaac days of Abraham his father; for the
dwelt in Gerar: 7 and the men of the Philistines had stopped them after
place asked him of his wife; and he the death of Abraham: and he
said, “She is my sister”: for he called their names after the names
feared to say, “My wife”; lest, he by which his father had called
said, “the men of the place should them. 19 And Isaac’s servants dug
kill me for Rebekah; because she in the valley, and found there a well
was beautiful to look upon.” 8 And of springing water. 20 And the
it came to pass, when he had been herdsmen of Gerar strove with
there a long time, that Abimelech Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, The wa-
king of the Philistines looked out at ter is ours: and he called the name
a window, and saw, and, behold, of the well Esek, because they con-
Isaac was sporting with Rebekah tended with him. 21 And they dug
his wife. 9 And Abimelech called another well, and they strove for
Isaac, and said, “Behold, for certain that also: and he called the name of
she is your wife: and how did you it Sitnah. 22 And he removed from
say, “She is my sister?” And Isaac there, and dug another well; and
said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest I for that they did not strive: and he
die because of her.’ ” 10 And Abim- called the name of it Rehoboth; and
elech said, “What is this you have he said, “For now Jehovah has
done to us? one of the people might made room for us, and we shall be
easily have lain with your wife, and fruitful in the land.
you would have brought guiltiness 23 And he went up from there to
on us.” 11 And Abimelech charged Beer-sheba. 24 And Jehovah ap-
all the people, saying, “He who peared to him the same night, and
touches this man or his wife shall said, “I am the God of Abraham
surely be put to death.” your father: do not fear, for I am
12 And Isaac sowed in that land, with you, and will bless you, and
and found in the same year a hun- multiply your seed for my servant
dredfold: and Jehovah blessed him. Abraham’s sake. 25 And he built an
13 And the man became great, and altar there, and called on the name
grew more and more until he be- of Jehovah, and pitched his tent
came very great: 14 and he had pos- there: and there Isaac’s servants
sessions of flocks, and possessions dug a well.
of herds, and a great household: 26 Then Abimelech went to him
and the Philistines envied him. 15 from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his
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friend, and Phicol the captain of his may bless you before I die.”
army. 27 And Isaac said to them, 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac
“Why have you come to me, seeing spoke to Esau his son. And Esau
you hate me, and have sent me went to the field to hunt for game,
away from you?” 28 And they said, and to bring it. 6 And Rebekah
“We saw plainly that Jehovah was spoke to Jacob her son, saying, “Be-
with you: and we said, ‘Let there hold, I heard your father speak to
now be an oath between us, even Esau your brother, saying, 7 ‘Bring
between us and you, and let us me game, and make me savory
make a covenant with you, 29 that food, that I may eat, and bless you
you will do us no hurt, as we have before Jehovah before my death.’ 8
not touched you, and as we have Now therefore, my son, obey my
done to you nothing but good, and voice according to that which I
have sent you away in peace: you command you. 9 Go now to the
are now the blessed of Jehovah.” 30 flock, and fetch me from there two
And he made them a feast, and they good kids of the goats; and I will
ate and drank. 31 And they rose up make them savory food for your fa-
early in the morning, and swore to ther, such as he loves: 10 and you
one another: and Isaac sent them shall bring it to your father, that he
away, and they departed from him may eat, so that he may bless you
in peace. 32 And it came to pass the before his death.” 11 And Jacob said
same day, that Isaac’s servants to Rebekah his mother, “Behold,
came, and told him concerning the Esau my brother is a hairy man,
well which they had dug, and said and I am a smooth man. 12 My fa-
to him, “We have found water.” 33 ther perhaps will feel me, and I
And he called it Shibah: therefore shall seem to him as a deceiver; and
the name of the city is Beer-sheba to I shall bring a curse upon me, and
this day. not a blessing.” 13 And his mother
34 And when Esau was forty said to him, “Upon me be your
years old he took to wife Judith the curse, my son; only obey my voice,
daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and and go fetch me them.” 14 And he
Basemath the daughter of Elon the went, and fetched, and brought
Hittite: 35 and they were a grief of them to his mother: and his mother
mind to Isaac and to Rebekah. made savory food, such as his fa-

27 And it came to pass, that ther loved. 15 And Rebekah took


when Isaac was old, and his the best garments of Esau her elder
eyes were dim, so that he could not son, which were with her in the
see, he called Esau his elder son, house, and put them upon Jacob
and said to him, “My son”: and he her younger son; 16 and she put the
said to him, “Here am I.” 2 And he skins of the kids of the goats upon
said, “Behold now, I am old, I do his hands, and upon the smooth of
not know the day of my death. 3 his neck: 17 and she gave the sa-
Now therefore take, please, your vory food and the bread, which she
weapons, your quiver and your had prepared, into the hand of her
bow, and go out to the field, and son Jacob.
take me game; 4 and make me sa- 18 And he came to his father, and
vory food, such as I love, and bring said, “My father”: and he said,
it to me, that I may eat; that my soul “Here am I; who are you, my son?”
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19 And Jacob said to his father, “I And blessed be every one who
am Esau your firstborn; I have done blesses you.”
according as you commanded me: 30 And it came to pass, as soon as
arise, please, sit and eat of my Isaac had made an end of blessing
game, that your soul may bless me. Jacob, and Jacob had yet scarcely
20 And Isaac said to his son, “How gone out from the presence of Isaac
is it that you have found it so his father, that Esau his brother
quickly, my son?” And he said, “Be- came in from his hunting. 31 And
cause Jehovah your God sent me he also made savory food, and
good speed.” 21 And Isaac said to brought it to his father; and he said
Jacob, “Come near, please, that I to his father, “Let my father arise,
may feel you, my son, whether you and eat of his son’s game, that your
are my very son Esau or not.” 22 soul may bless me.” 32 And Isaac
And Jacob went near to Isaac his fa- his father said to him, “Who are
ther; and he felt him, and said, “The you?” And he said, “I am your son,
voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands your firstborn, Esau.” 33 And Isaac
are the hands of Esau.” 23 And he trembled very exceedingly, and
did not discern him, because his said, “Who then is he who has
hands were hairy, as his brother taken game, and brought it me, and
Esau’s hands: so he blessed him. 24 I have eaten of all before you came,
And he said, “Are you my very son and have blessed him? yes, and he
Esau?” And he said, “I am.” 25 And shall be blessed.” 34 When Esau
he said, “Bring it near to me, and I heard the words of his father, he
will eat of my son’s game, that my cried with an exceedingly great and
soul may bless you. And he bitter cry, and said to his father,
brought it near to him, and he ate: “Bless me, even me also, O my fa-
and he brought him wine, and he ther.” 35 And he said, “Your brother
drank. 26 And his father Isaac said came with deceit, and has taken
to him, “Come near now, and kiss away your blessing.” 36 And he
me, my son.” 27 And he came near, said, “Is he not rightly named Ja-
and kissed him: and he smelled the cob? for he has supplanted me
smell of his raiment, and blessed these two times: he took away my
him, and said, birthright; and, behold, now he has
“See, the smell of my son taken away my blessing.” And he
Is as the smell of a field which said, “Have you not reserved a
Jehovah has blessed: blessing for me?” 37 And Isaac an-
28 And God give you of the dew of swered and said to Esau, “Behold, I
heaven, have made him your lord, and all
And of the fatness of the earth, his brethren I have given to him for
And plenty of grain and new servants; and with grain and new
wine: wine I have sustained him: and
29 Let peoples serve you, what then shall I do for you, my
And nations bow down to you: son?” 38 And Esau said to his fa-
Be lord over your brethren, ther, “Have you but one blessing,
And let your mother’s sons my father? bless me, even me also,
bow down to you: O my father.” And Esau lifted up
Cursed be every one who his voice, and wept. 39 And Isaac
curses you, his father answered and said to
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him, mother’s father; and take a wife
“Behold, of the fatness of the from there of the daughters of La-
earth shall be your dwelling, ban your mother’s brother. 3 And
And of the dew of heaven from God Almighty bless you, and make
above. you fruitful, and multiply you, that
40 And by your sword shall you you may be a company of peoples;
live, and you shall serve your 4 and give you the blessing of Abra-
brother; ham, to you, and to your seed with
And it shall come to pass, when you; that you may inherit the land
you shall break loose, of your sojournings, which God
That you shall shake his yoke gave to Abraham.” 5 And Isaac sent
from off your neck.” away Jacob: and he went to Pad-
41 And Esau hated Jacob because dan-aram to Laban, son of Bethuel
of the blessing with which his fa- the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah,
ther blessed him: and Esau said in Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.
his heart, “The days of mourning 6 Now Esau saw that Isaac had
for my father are at hand; then I blessed Jacob and sent him away to
will slay my brother Jacob.” 42 And Paddan-aram, to take him a wife
the words of Esau her elder son from there; and that as he blessed
were told to Rebekah; and she sent him he gave him a charge, saying,
and called Jacob her younger son, “You shall not take a wife of the
and said to him, “Behold, your daughters of Canaan”; 7 and that
brother Esau, concerning you, com- Jacob obeyed his father and his
forts himself, purposing to kill you. mother, and had gone to Paddan-
43 Now therefore, my son, obey my aram: 8 and Esau saw that the
voice; and arise, flee to Laban my daughters of Canaan did not please
brother to Haran; 44 and stay with Isaac his father; 9 and Esau went to
him a few days, until your Ishmael, and took, besides the
brother’s fury turns away; 45 until wives whom he had, Mahalath the
your brother’s anger turns away daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s
from you, and he forgets that which son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his
you have done to him: then I will wife.
send, and fetch you from there: 10 And Jacob went out from Beer-
why should I be bereaved of you sheba, and went toward Haran. 11
both in one day?” And he came upon a certain place,
46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, “I and stayed there all night, because
am weary of my life because of the the sun had set; and he took one of
daughters of Heth: if Jacob takes a the stones of the place, and put it
wife of the daughters of Heth, such under his head, and lay down in
as these, of the daughters of the that place to sleep. 12 And he
land, what good shall my life do dreamed; and behold, a ladder set
me?” up on the earth, and the top of it

28 And Isaac called Jacob, and reached to heaven; and behold, the
blessed him, and charged angels of God ascending and de-
him, and said to him, “You shall not scending on it. 13 And, behold, Je-
take a wife of the daughters of hovah stood above it, and said, “I
Canaan. 2 Arise, go to Paddan- am Jehovah, the God of Abraham
aram, to the house of Bethuel your your father, and the God of Isaac:
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the land on which you lie, to you I all the flocks gathered: and they
will give it, and to your seed; 14 rolled the stone from the well’s
and your seed shall be as the dust mouth, and watered the sheep, and
of the earth, and you shall spread put the stone again on the well’s
abroad to the west, and to the east, mouth in its place. 4 And Jacob said
and to the north, and to the south: to them, “My brethren, where are
and in you and in your seed shall you from? And they said, “Of Ha-
all the families of the earth be ran are we.” 5 And he said to them,
blessed. 15 And, behold, I am with “Do you know Laban the son of
you, and will keep you, whereso- Nahor?” And they said, “We know
ever you go, and will bring you him.” 6 And he said to them, “Is it
again into this land; for I will not well with him?” And they said, “It
leave you, until I have done that is well: and, behold, Rachel his
which I have spoken to you.” 16 daughter comes with the sheep.” 7
And Jacob awoke out of his sleep, And he said, “Behold, it is still high
and he said, “Surely Jehovah is in day, neither is it time that the cattle
this place; and I did not know it.” should be gathered together: water
17 And he was afraid, and said, the sheep, and go and feed them.” 8
“How dreadful is this place! this is And they said, “We cannot, until all
none other than the house of God, the flocks are gathered together,
and this is the gate of heaven.” and they roll the stone from the
18 And Jacob rose up early in the well’s mouth; then we water the
morning, and took the stone that he sheep. 9 While he was still speaking
had put under his head, and set it with them, Rachel came with her
up for a pillar, and poured oil on father’s sheep; for she kept them.
the top of it. 19 And he called the 10 And it came to pass, when Jacob
name of that place Beth-el: but the saw Rachel the daughter of Laban
name of the city was Luz at the first. his mother’s brother, and the sheep
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, of Laban his mother’s brother, that
“If God will be with me, and will Jacob went near, and rolled the
keep me in this way that I go, and stone from the well’s mouth, and
will give me bread to eat, and cloth- watered the flock of Laban his
ing to put on, 21 so that I come mother’s brother. 11 And Jacob
again to my father’s house in peace, kissed Rachel, and lifted up his
and Jehovah will be my God, 22 voice, and wept. 12 And Jacob told
then this stone, which I have set up Rachel that he was her father’s
for a pillar, shall be God’s house: brother, and that he was Rebekah’s
and of all that you shall give me I son: and she ran and told her father.
will surely give the tenth to you.” 13 And it came to pass, when La-

29 Then Jacob went on his ban heard the tidings of Jacob his
journey, and came to the sister’s son, that he ran to meet him,
land of the children of the east. 2 and embraced him, and kissed him,
And he looked, and behold, a well and brought him to his house. And
in the field, and, Behold, three he told Laban all these things. 14
flocks of sheep lying there by it; for And Laban said to him, “Surely
out of that well they watered the you are my bone and my flesh.”
flocks: and the stone on the well’s And he stayed with him the space
mouth was great. 3 And there were of a month. 15 And Laban said to
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Jacob, “Because you are my brother, also to Rachel, and he loved also
should you therefore serve me for Rachel more than Leah, and served
nothing? tell me, what shall your with him still seven other years.
wages be?” 16 And Laban had two 31 And Jehovah saw that Leah
daughters: the name of the elder was hated, and he opened her
was Leah, and the name of the womb: but Rachel was barren. 32
younger was Rachel. 17 And Leah’s And Leah conceived, and bore a
eyes were tender; but Rachel was son, and she called his name Reu-
beautiful and well favored. 18 And ben: for she said, “Because Jehovah
Jacob loved Rachel; and he said, “I has looked on my affliction: for
will serve you seven years for now my husband will love me.” 33
Rachel your younger daughter.” 19 And she conceived again, and bore
And Laban said, “It is better that I a son: and said, “Because Jehovah
give her to you, than that I should has heard that I am hated, he has
give her to another man: stay with therefore given me this son also”:
me.” 20 And Jacob served seven and she called his name Simeon. 34
years for Rachel; and they seemed And she conceived again, and bore
to him but a few days, for the love a son; and said, “Now this time will
he had to her. my husband be joined to me, be-
21 And Jacob said to Laban, “Give cause I have borne him three sons”:
me my wife, for my days are ful- therefore was his name called Levi.
filled, that I may go in to her.” 22 35 And she conceived again, and
And Laban gathered together all bore a son: and she said, “This time
the men of the place, and made a will I praise Jehovah”: therefore she
feast. 23 And it came to pass in the called his name Judah; and she left
evening, that he took Leah his off bearing.
daughter, and brought her to him;
and he went in to her. 24 And Laban 30 And when Rachel saw that
she bore Jacob no children,
gave Zilpah his maidservant to his Rachel envied her sister; and she
daughter Leah for a maidservant. said to Jacob, “Give me children, or
25 And it came to pass in the morn- else I die.” 2 And Jacob’s anger was
ing that, behold, it was Leah: and kindled against Rachel: and he said,
he said to Laban, “What is this you “Am I in God’s place, who has
have done to me? did I not serve withheld from you the fruit of the
with you for Rachel? why then womb?” 3 And she said, “Behold,
have you deceived me?” 26 And my maid Bilhah, go in to her; that
Laban said, “It is not so done in our she may bear upon my knees, and I
place, to give the younger before also may obtain children by her.” 4
the firstborn. 27 Fulfill the week of And she gave him Bilhah her maid-
this one, and we will give you the servant to wife: and Jacob went in
other also for the service which you to her. 5 And Bilhah conceived, and
shall serve with me still seven other bore Jacob a son. 6 And Rachel said,
years.” 28 And Jacob did so, and “God has judged me, and has also
fulfilled her week: and he gave him heard my voice, and has given me a
Rachel his daughter to wife. 29 And son: therefore she called his name
Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Dan. 7 And Bilhah Rachel’s maid-
Bilhah his maidservant to be her servant conceived again, and bore
maidservant. 30 And he went in Jacob a second son. 8 And Rachel
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said, “With mighty wrestlings have afterwards she bore a daughter, and
I wrestled with my sister, and have called her name Dinah. 22 And God
prevailed”: and she called his name remembered Rachel, and God lis-
Naphtali. tened to her, and opened her
9 When Leah saw that she had left womb. 23 And she conceived, and
off bearing, she took Zilpah her bore a son: and said, “God has
maidservant, and gave her to Jacob taken away my reproach”: 24 and
to wife. 10 And Zilpah Leah’s maid- she called his name Joseph, saying,
servant bore Jacob a son. 11 And “Jehovah add to me another son.”
Leah said, “Fortunate!” and she 25 And it came to pass, when
called his name Gad. 12 And Zilpah Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob
Leah’s maidservant bore Jacob a said to Laban, “Send me away, that
second son. 13 And Leah said, I may go to my own place, and to
“Happy am I! for the daughters will my country. 26 Give me my wives
call me happy”: and she called his and my children for whom I have
name Asher. served you, and let me go: for you
14 And Reuben went in the days know my service with which I have
of wheat harvest, and found man- served you.” 27 And Laban said to
drakes in the field, and brought him, “If now I have found favor in
them to his mother Leah. Then your eyes, stay: for I have divined
Rachel said to Leah, “Give me, that Jehovah has blessed me for
please, of your son’s mandrakes.” your sake.” 28 And he said, “Ap-
15 And she said to her, “Is it a small point me your wages, and I will
matter that you have taken away give it.” 29 And he said to him,
my husband? and wouldest you “You know how I have served you,
take away my son’s mandrakes and how your cattle have fared
also?” And Rachel said, “Therefore with me. 30 For it was little which
he shall lie with you tonight for you had before I came, and it has
your son’s mandrakes.” 16 And Ja- increased to a multitude; and Jeho-
cob came from the field in the vah has blessed you wheresoever I
evening, and Leah went out to meet turned: and now when shall I pro-
him, and said, “You must come in vide for my own house also?” 31
to me; for I have surely hired you And he said, “What shall I give
with my son’s mandrakes.” And he you?” And Jacob said, “You shall
lay with her that night. 17 And God not give me anything: if you will do
listened to Leah, and she con- this thing for me, I will again feed
ceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son. your flock and keep it. 32 I will pass
18 And Leah said, “God has given through all your flock today, re-
me my wages, because I gave my moving from there every speckled
maidservant to my husband”: and and spotted one, and every black
she called his name Issachar. 19 one among the sheep, and the spot-
And Leah conceived again, and ted and speckled among the goats:
bore a sixth son to Jacob. 20 And and of such shall be my wages. 33 So
Leah said, “God has endowed me will my righteousness answer for
with a good dowry; now will my me after this, when you will come
husband dwell with me, because I concerning my wages that is before
have borne him six sons: and she you: every one that is not speckled
called his name Zebulun. 21 And and spotted among the goats, and
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black among the sheep, that if found
with me, shall be counted stolen.”
34 And Laban said, “Behold, I wish
31 And he heard the words of
Laban’s sons, saying, “Jacob
has taken away all that was our fa-
it might be according to your ther’s; and of that which was our
word.” 35 And he removed that father’s has he gotten all this
day the male goats that were ring- glory.” 2 And Jacob beheld the
streaked and spotted, and all the fe- countenance of Laban, and, behold,
male goats that were speckled and it was not toward him as previ-
spotted, every one that had white ously. 3 And Jehovah said to Jacob,
in it, and all the black ones among “Return to the land of your fathers,
the sheep, and gave them into the and to your kindred; and I will be
hand of his sons; 36 and he set three with you.” 4 And Jacob sent and
days’ journey between himself and called Rachel and Leah to the field
Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of La- to his flock, 5 and said to them, “I
ban’s flocks. see your father’s countenance, that
37 And Jacob took rods of fresh it is not toward me as previously;
poplar, and of the almond and of but the God of my father has been
the plane tree; and peeled white with me. 6 And you know that with
streaks in them, and made the all my power I have served your fa-
white appear which was in the ther. 7 And your father has de-
rods. 38 And he set the rods which ceived me, and changed my wages
he had peeled opposite the flocks in ten times; but God did not allow
the gutters in the watering troughs him to hurt me. 8 If he said thus,
where the flocks came to drink; and ‘The speckled shall be your wages’;
they conceived when they came to then all the flock bore speckled: and
drink. 39 And the flocks conceived if he said thus, ‘The ring-streaked
before the rods, and the flocks shall be your wages’; then bore all
brought forth ring-streaked, speck- the flock ring-streaked. 9 Thus God
led, and spotted. 40 And Jacob sep- has taken away the cattle of your fa-
arated the lambs, and set the faces ther, and given them to me.” 10
of the flocks toward the ring- And it came to pass at the time that
streaked and all the black in the the flock conceived, that I lifted up
flock of Laban: and he put his own my eyes, and saw in a dream, and,
droves apart, and did not put them behold, the male goats which
to Laban’s flock. 41 And it came to leaped on the flock were ring-
pass, whensoever the stronger of streaked, speckled, and grizzled. 11
the flock conceived, that Jacob laid And the angel of God said to me in
the rods before the eyes of the flock the dream, ‘Jacob’: and I said, ‘Here
in the gutters, that they might con- am I.’ 12 And he said, ‘Lift up now
ceive among the rods; 42 but when your eyes, and see, all the male
the flock were feeble, he did not put goats which leap on the flock are
them in: so the feebler were La- ring-streaked, speckled, and griz-
ban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s. 43 zled: for I have seen all that Laban
And the man increased exceed- does to you. 13 I am the God of
ingly, and had large flocks, and fe- Beth-el, where you anointed a pil-
male servants and male servants, lar, where you vowed a vow to me:
and camels and donkeys. now arise, get out from this land,
and return to the land of your na-
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tivity.’ ” 14 And Rachel and Leah sword? 27 Why did you flee se-
answered and said to him, “Is there cretly, and steal away from me, and
still any portion or inheritance for did not tell me, that I might have
us in our father’s house? 15 Are we sent you away with mirth and with
not accounted by him as foreign- songs, with tambourine and with
ers? for he has sold us, and has also harp; 28 and did not allow me to
quite devoured our money. 16 For kiss my sons and my daughters?
all the riches which God has taken now you have done foolishly. 29 It
away from our father, that is ours is in the power of my hand to do
and our children’s: now then, what- you hurt: but the God of your fa-
soever God has said to you, do.” ther spoke to me last night, saying,
17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his ‘Take heed to yourself that you do
sons and his wives on the camels; not speak to Jacob either good or
18 and he carried away all his cat- bad.’ 30 And now, though you
tle, and all his substance which he would be gone, because you se-
had gathered, the cattle of his get- verely longed after your father’s
ting, which he had gathered in Pad- house, yet why have you stolen my
dan-aram, to go to Isaac his father gods?” 31 And Jacob answered and
to the land of Canaan. 19 Now La- said to Laban, “Because I was
ban was gone to shear his sheep: afraid: for I said, ‘Lest you should
and Rachel stole the teraphim that take your daughters from me by
were her father’s. 20 And Jacob force.’ 32 With whomsoever you
stole away unawares to Laban the find your gods, he shall not live: be-
Syrian, in that he did not tell him fore our brethren discern what is
that he fled. 21 So he fled with all yours with me, and take it to you.”
that he had; and he rose up, and For Jacob did not know that Rachel
passed over the River, and set his had stolen them.
face toward the mountain of 33 And Laban went into Jacob’s
Gilead. tent, and into Leah’s tent, and into
22 And it was told Laban on the the tent of the two maidservants;
third day that Jacob had fled. 23 but he did not find them. And he
And he took his brethren with him, went out of Leah’s tent, and entered
and pursued after him seven days’ into Rachel’s tent. 34 Now Rachel
journey; and he overtook him in the had taken the teraphim, and put
mountain of Gilead. 24 And God them in the camel’s saddle, and sat
came to Laban the Syrian in a on them. And Laban felt about all
dream of the night, and said to him, the tent, but did not find them. 35
“Take heed to yourself that you do And she said to her father, “Do not
not speak to Jacob either good or let my lord be angry that I cannot
bad.” 25 And Laban came up with rise up before you; for the manner
Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his of women is upon me.” And he
tent in the mountain: and Laban searched, but did not find the
with his brethren encamped in the teraphim.
mountain of Gilead. 26 And Laban 36 And Jacob was angry, and
said to Jacob, “What have you chided with Laban: and Jacob an-
done, that you have stolen away swered and said to Laban, “What is
unawares to me, and carried away my trespass? what is my sin, that
my daughters as captives of the you have hotly pursued after me?
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37 Although you have felt about all between me and you this day.”
my stuff, what have you found of Therefore was the name of it called
all my household stuff? Set it here Galeed: 49 and Mizpah, for he said,
before my brethren and your “Jehovah watch between me and
brethren, that they may judge be- you, when we are absent one from
tween us two. 38 These twenty another. 50 If you shall afflict my
years have I been with you; your daughters, and if thou shall take
ewes and your female goats have wives besides my daughters, no
not cast their young, and the rams man is with us; see, God is witness
of your flocks I have not eaten. 39 between me and you.” 51 And La-
That which was torn of beasts I did ban said to Jacob, “Behold this
not bring to you; I bore the loss of it; heap, and behold the pillar, which I
of my hand did you require it, have set between me and you. 52
whether stolen by day or stolen by This heap be witness, and the pillar
night. 40 Thus I was; in the day the be witness, that I will not pass over
drought consumed me, and the this heap to you, and that you will
frost by night; and my sleep fled not pass over this heap and this pil-
from my eyes. 41 These twenty lar to me, for harm. 53 The God of
years have I been in your house; I Abraham, and the God of Nahor,
served you fourteen years for your the God of their father, judge be-
two daughters, and six years for tween us.” And Jacob wore by the
your flock: and you have changed Fear of his father Isaac. 54 And Ja-
my wages ten times. 42 Except the cob offered a sacrifice in the moun-
God of my father, the God of Abra- tain, and called his brethren to eat
ham, and the Fear of Isaac, had bread: and they ate bread, and
been with me, surely now had you stayed all night in the mountain. 55
sent me away empty. God has seen And early in the morning Laban
my affliction and the labor of my rose up, and kissed his sons and his
hands, and rebuked you last night.” daughters, and blessed them: and
43 And Laban answered and said Laban departed and returned to his
to Jacob, “The daughters are my place.
daughters, and the children are my
children, and the flocks are my 32 And Jacob went on his
way, and the angels of God
flocks, and all that you see is mine: met him. 2 And Jacob said when he
and what can I do this day to these saw them, “This is God’s host”: and
my daughters, or to their children he called the name of that place Ma-
whom they have borne? 44 And hanaim.
now come, let us make a covenant, 3 And Jacob sent messengers be-
I and you; and let it be for a witness fore him to Esau his brother to the
between me and you.” 45 And Ja- land of Seir, the field of Edom. 4
cob took a stone, and set it up for a And he commanded them, saying,
pillar. 46 And Jacob said to his “Thus shall you say to my lord
brethren, “Gather stones”; and they Esau: ‘Thus says your servant Ja-
took stones, and made a heap: and cob, “I have sojourned with Laban,
they are there by the heap. 47 And and stayed until now: 5 and I have
Laban called it Jegar-saha-dutha: oxen, and donkeys, and flocks, and
but Jacob called it Galeed. 48 And male servants, and maidservants:
Laban said, “This heap is witness and I have sent to tell my lord, that
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I may find favor in your sight.” ’ ” 6 manded the foremost, saying,
And the messengers returned to Ja- “When Esau my brother meets you,
cob, saying, “We came to your and asks your, saying, ‘Whose are
brother Esau, and moreover he you? and where are you going? and
comes to meet you, and four hun- whose are these before your?’ 18
dred men with him.” 7 Then Jacob then you shall say ‘They are your
was greatly afraid and was dis- servant Jacob’s; it is a present sent
tressed: and he divided the people to my lord Esau: and, behold, he
who were with him, and the flocks, also is behind us.’ ” 19 And he com-
and the herds, and the camels, into manded also the second, and the
two companies; 8 and he said, “If third, and all who followed the
Esau comes to the one company, droves, saying, “On this manner
and strikes it, then the company shall you speak to Esau, when you
which is left will escape.” 9 And Ja- find him; 20 and you shall say,
cob said, “O God of my father ‘Moreover, behold, your servant Ja-
Abraham, and God of my father cob is behind us.’ ” For he said, “I
Isaac, O Jehovah, who said to me, will appease him with the present
‘Return to your country, and to that goes before me, and afterward
your kindred, and I will do you I will see his face; perhaps he will
good’: 10 I am not worthy of the accept me.” 21 So the present
least of all the lovingkindnesses, passed over before him: and he
and of all the truth, which you have himself lodged that night in the
shown to your servant; for with my company.
staff I passed over this Jordan; and 22 And he rose up that night, and
now I am become two companies. took his two wives, and his two
11 Deliver me, please, from the maidservants, and his eleven chil-
hand of my brother, from the hand dren, and passed over the ford of
of Esau: for I fear him, lest he come the Jabbok. 23 And he took them,
and strike me, the mother with the and sent them over the stream, and
children. 12 And you said, ‘I will sent over that which he had. 24 And
surely do you good, and make your Jacob was left alone; and there
seed as the sand of the sea, which wrestled a man with him until the
cannot be numbered for multi- breaking of the day. 25 And when
tude.’ ” he saw that he did not prevail
13 And he lodged there that night, against him, he touched the hollow
and took of that which he had with of his thigh; and the hollow of Ja-
him a present for Esau his brother: cob’s thigh was strained, as he
14 two hundred female goats and wrestled with him. 26 And he said,
twenty male goats, two hundred “Let me go, for the day breaks.”
ewes and twenty rams, 15 thirty And he said, “I will not let your go,
milch camels and their colts, forty except you bless me.” 27 And he
cows and ten bulls, twenty female said to him, “What is your name?”
donkeys and ten foals. 16 And he And he said, “Jacob.” 28 And he
delivered them into the hand of his said, “Your name shall be called no
servants, every drove by itself, and more Jacob, but Israel: for you have
said to his servants, "Pass over be- striven with God and with men,
fore me, and put a space between and have prevailed.” 29 And Jacob
drove and drove.” 17 And he com- asked him, and said, “Tell me,
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please, your name.” And he said, brother; let that which you have be
“Why is it that you ask after my yours.” 10 And Jacob said, “No,
name?” And he blessed him there. please, if now I have found favor in
30 And Jacob called the name of the your sight, then receive my present
place Peniel: for, he said, “I have at my hand; forasmuch as I have
seen God face to face, and my life is seen your face, as one sees the face
preserved.” 31 And the sun rose of God, and you were pleased with
upon him as he passed over Penuel, me. 11 Take, please, my gift that is
and he limped on his thigh. 32 brought to you; because God has
Therefore the children of Israel do dealt graciously with me, and be-
not eat the sinew of the hip which is cause I have enough.” And he
on the hollow of the thigh, to this urged him, and he took it. 12 And
day: because he touched the hollow he said, “Let us take our journey,
of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew of the and let us go, and I will go before
hip. you.” 13 And he said to him, “My

33 And Jacob lifted up his lord knows that the children are
eyes, and looked, and, be- tender, and that the flocks and
hold, Esau was coming, and with herds with me have their young:
him four hundred men. And he di- and if they overdrive them one day,
vided the children to Leah, and to all the flocks will die. 14 Let my
Rachel, and to the two maidser- lord, please, pass over before his
vants. 2 And he put the maidser- servant: and I will lead on gently,
vants and their children first, and according to the pace of the cattle
Leah and her children after, and that are before me and according to
Rachel and Joseph last. 3 And he the pace of the children, until I
himself passed over before them, come to my lord to Seir.” 15 And
and bowed himself to the ground Esau said, “Let me now leave with
seven times, until he came near to you some of the folk who are with
his brother. 4 And Esau ran to meet me.” And he said, “What needs it?
him, and embraced him, and fell on let me find favor in the sight of my
his neck, and kissed him: and they lord.” 16 So Esau returned that day
wept. 5 And he lifted up his eyes, on his way to Seir. 17 And Jacob
and saw the women and the chil- journeyed to Succoth, and built
dren; and said, “Who are these with himself a house, and made booths
you?” And he said, “The children for his cattle: therefore the name of
whom God has graciously given the place is called Succoth.
your servant.” 6 Then the maidser- 18 And Jacob came in peace to the
vants came near, they and their city of Shechem, which is in the
children, and they bowed them- land of Canaan, when he came
selves. 7 And Leah also and her from Paddan-aram; and encamped
children came near, and bowed before the city. 19 And he bought
themselves: and after came Joseph the parcel of ground, where he had
near and Rachel, and they bowed spread his tent, at the hand of the
themselves. 8 And he said, “What children of Hamor, Shechem’s fa-
do you mean by all this company ther, for a hundred pieces of money.
which I met?” And he said, “To find 20 And he erected there an altar,
favor in the sight of my lord.” 9 and called it El-Elohe-Israel.
And Esau said, “I have enough, my
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34 And Dinah the daughter of not do this thing, to give our sister
Leah, whom she bore to Ja- to one who is uncircumcised; for
cob, went out to see the daughters that would be a reproach to us. 15
of the land. 2 And Shechem the son Only on this condition will we con-
of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of sent to you: if you will be as we are,
the land, saw her; and he took her, that every male of you be circum-
and lay with her, and humbled her. cised; 16 then will we give our
3 And his soul cleaved to Dinah the daughters to you, and we will take
daughter of Jacob, and he loved the your daughters to us, and we will
young woman, and spoke kindly to dwell with you, and we will be-
the young woman. 4 And Shechem come one people. 17 But if you will
spoke to his father Hamor, saying, not listen to us, to be circumcised;
“Get me this young woman to then will we take our daughter, and
wife.” 5 Now Jacob heard that he we will be gone.”
had defiled Dinah his daughter; 18 And their words pleased
and his sons were with his cattle in Hamor, and Shechem Hamor’s son.
the field: and Jacob held his peace 19 And the young man did not de-
until they came. 6 And Hamor the fer to do the thing, because he had
father of Shechem went out to Jacob delight in Jacob’s daughter: and he
to commune with him. 7 And the was honored above all the house of
sons of Jacob came in from the field his father. 20 And Hamor and
when they heard it: and the men Shechem his son came to the gate of
were grieved, and they were very their city, and communed with the
angry, because he had worked folly men of their city, saying, 21 “These
in Israel in lying with Jacob’s men are peaceable with us; there-
daughter; which ought not to be fore let them dwell in the land, and
done. 8 And Hamor communed trade in it; for, behold, the land is
with them, saying, “The soul of my large enough for them; let us take
son Shechem longs for your daugh- their daughters to us for wives, and
ter: please, give her to him to wife. let us give them our daughters. 22
9 And make marriages with us; Only on this condition will the men
give your daughters to us, and take consent to us to dwell with us, to
our daughters to you. 10 And you become one people, if every male
shall dwell with us: and the land among us be circumcised, as they
shall be before you; dwell and trade are circumcised. 23 Will not their
in it, and get possessions in it.” 11 cattle and their substance and all
And Shechem said to her father and their beasts be ours? only let us con-
to her brothers, “Let me find favor sent to them, and they will dwell
in your eyes, and what you will say with us.” 24 And to Hamor and to
to me I will give. 12 Ask me never Shechem his son listened all who
so much dowry and gift, and I will went out of the gate of his city; and
give according as you will say to every male was circumcised, all
me: but give me the young woman who went out of the gate of his city.
to wife.” 13 And the sons of Jacob 25 And it came to pass on the third
answered Shechem and Hamor his day, when they were sore, that two
father with deceit, and spoke, be- of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and
cause he had defiled Dinah their Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took each
sister, 14 and said to them, “We can- man his sword, and came upon the
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city unawares, and slew all the around them, and they did not pur-
males. 26 And they slew Hamor sue after the sons of Jacob. 6 So Ja-
and Shechem his son with the edge cob came to Luz, which is in the
of the sword, and took Dinah out of land of Canaan (the same is Beth-
Shechem’s house, and went forth. el), he and all the people who were
27 The sons of Jacob came upon the with him. 7 And he built there an
slain, and plundered the city, be- altar, and called the place El-beth-
cause they had defiled their sister. el; because there God was revealed
28 They took their flocks and their to him, when he fled from the face
herds and their donkeys, and that of his brother. 8 And Deborah Re-
which was in the city, and that bekah’s nurse died, and she was
which was in the field; 29 and all buried below Beth-el under the
their wealth, and all their little ones oak: and the name of it was called
and their wives, they took captive Allon-bacuth.
and made a prey, even all who were 9 And God appeared to Jacob
in the house. 30 And Jacob said to again, when he came from Paddan-
Simeon and Levi, “You have trou- aram, and blessed him. 10 And God
bled me, to make me odious to the said to him, “Your name is Jacob:
inhabitants of the land, among the your name shall not be called any-
Canaanites and the Perizzites: and, more Jacob, but Israel shall be your
I being few in number, they will name”: and he called his name Is-
gather themselves together against rael. 11 And God said to him, “I am
me and strike me; and I shall be de- God Almighty: be fruitful and mul-
stroyed, I and my house.” 31 And tiply; a nation and a company of na-
they said, “Should he deal with our tions shall be of you, and kings
sister as with a harlot?” shall come out of your loins; 12 and
And God said to Jacob, the land which I gave to Abraham
35 “Arise, go up to Beth-el, and and Isaac, to you I will give it, and
dwell there: and make there an al- to your seed after you will I give the
tar to God, who appeared to you land.” 13 And God went up from
when you fled from the face of Esau him in the place where he spoke
your brother.” 2 Then Jacob said to with him. 14 And Jacob set up a pil-
his household, and to all who were lar in the place where he spoke with
with him, “Put away the foreign him, a pillar of stone: and he
gods that are among you, and pu- poured out a drink offering on it,
rify yourselves, and change your and poured oil on it. 15 And Jacob
garments: 3 and let us arise, and go called the name of the place where
up to Beth-el; and I will make there God spoke with him, Beth-el.
an altar to God, who answered me 16 And they journeyed from Beth-
in the day of my distress, and was el; and there was still some distance
with me in the way which I went.” to come to Ephrath: and Rachel tra-
4 And they gave to Jacob all the for- vailed, and she had hard labor. 17
eign gods which were in their hand, And it came to pass, when she was
and the rings which were in their in hard labor, that the midwife said
ears; and Jacob hid them under the to her, “Do not fear; for now you
oak which was by Shechem. 5 And will have another son.” 18 And it
they journeyed: and a terror of God came to pass, as her soul was de-
was upon the cities that were all parting (for she died), that she
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called his name Ben-oni: but his fa- are the sons of Esau, who were born
ther called him Benjamin. 19 And to him in the land of Canaan. 6 And
Rachel died, and was buried in the Esau took his wives, and his sons,
way to Ephrath (the same is Beth- and his daughters, and all the souls
lehem). 20 And Jacob set up a pillar of his house, and his cattle, and all
on her grave: the same is the Pillar his beasts, and all his possessions,
of Rachel’s grave to this day. 21 which he had gathered in the land
And Israel journeyed, and spread of Canaan; and went into a land
his tent beyond the tower of Eder. away from his brother Jacob. 7 For
22 And it came to pass, while Israel their substance was too great for
dwelt in that land, that Reuben them to dwell together; and the
went and lay with Bilhah his fa- land of their sojournings could not
ther’s concubine: and Israel heard bear them because of their cattle. 8
of it. And Esau dwelt in Mount Seir:
Now the sons of Jacob were Esau is Edom.
twelve: 23 the sons of Leah: 9 And these are the generations of
Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, and Esau the father of the Edomites in
Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Mount Seir: 10 these are the names
Issachar, and Zebulun; 24 the sons of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz the son of
of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin; 25 Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the
and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s son of Basemath the wife of Esau.
handmaid: Dan and Naphtali; 26 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Te-
and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s man, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam,
handmaid: Gad and Asher: these and Kenaz. 12 And Timna was con-
are the sons of Jacob, who were cubine to Eliphaz Esau’s son; and
born to him in Paddan-aram. 27 she bore to Eliphaz Amalek: these
And Jacob came to Isaac his father are the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife.
to Mamre, to Kiriath-arba (the same 13 And these are the sons of Reuel:
is Hebron), where Abraham and Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and
Isaac sojourned. Mizzah: these were the sons of
28 And the days of Isaac were a Basemath, Esau’s wife. 14 And
hundred and eighty years. 29 And these were the sons of Oholibamah
Isaac breathed his last, and died, the daughter of Anah, the daughter
and was gathered to his people, old of Zibeon, Esau’s wife: and she bore
and full of days: and Esau and Ja- to Esau Jeush, and Jalam, and Ko-
cob his sons buried him. rah.

36 Now these are the genera- 15 These are the chiefs of the sons
tions of Esau (the same is of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the
Edom). 2 Esau took his wives of the firstborn of Esau: Chief Teman,
daughters of Canaan: Adah the Chief Omar, Chief Zepho, Chief Ke-
daughter of Elon the Hittite, and naz, 16 Chief Korah, Chief Gatam,
Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Chief Amalek: these are the chiefs
the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, 3 who came of Eliphaz in the land of
and Basemath Ishmael’s daughter, Edom; these are the sons of Adah.
sister of Nebaioth. 4 And Adah bore 17 And these are the sons of Reuel,
to Esau Eliphaz; and Basemath bore Esau’s son: Chief Nahath, Chief
Reuel; 5 and Oholibamah bore Zerah, Chief Shammah, Chief Miz-
Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah: these zah: these are the chiefs who came
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of Reuel in the land of Edom; these the name of his city was Dinhabah.
are the sons of Basemath, Esau’s 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son
wife. 18 And these are the sons of of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his
Oholibamah, Esau’s wife: Chief place. 34 And Jobab died, and
Jeush, Chief Jalam, Chief Korah: Husham of the land of the Teman-
these are the chiefs who came of ites reigned in his place. 35 And
Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Husham died, and Hadad the son
Esau’s wife. 19 These are the sons of of Bedad, who struck Midian in the
Esau, and these are their chiefs: the field of Moab, reigned in his place:
same is Edom. and the name of his city was Avith.
20 These are the sons of Seir the 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of
Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Masrekah reigned in his place. 37
Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and And Samlah died, and Shaul of Re-
Anah, 21 and Dishon and Ezer and hoboth by the River reigned in his
Dishan: these are the chiefs who place. 38 And Shaul died, and Baal-
came of the Horites, the children of hanan the son of Achbor reigned in
Seir in the land of Edom. 22 And the his place. 39 And Baal-hanan the
children of Lotan were Hori and son of Achbor died, and Hadar
Heman; and Lotan’s sister was reigned in his place: and the name
Timna. 23 And these are the chil- of his city was Pau; and his wife’s
dren of Shobal: Alvan and Mana- name was Mehetabel, the daughter
hath and Ebal, Shepho and Onam. of Matred, the daughter of Me-za-
24 And these are the children of hab.
Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; this is 40 And these are the names of the
Anah who found the hot springs in chiefs who came of Esau, according
the wilderness, as he fed the don- to their families, after their places,
keys of Zibeon his father. 25 And by their names: Chief Timna, Chief
these are the children of Anah: Dis- Alvah, Chief Jetheth, 41 Cheif
hon and Oholibamah the daughter Oholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief
of Anah. 26 And these are the chil- Pinon, 42 Chief Kenaz, Chief Te-
dren of Dishon: Hemdan and Esh- man, Chief Mibzar, 43 Chief
ban and Ithran and Cheran. 27 Magdiel, Chief Iram: these are the
These are the children of Ezer: Bil- chiefs of Edom, according to their
han and Zaavan and Akan. 28 habitations in the land of their pos-
These are the children of Dishan: session. This is Esau, the father of
Uz and Aran. 29 These are the the Edomites.
chiefs who came of the Horites:
Chief Lotan, Chief Shobal, Chief 37 And Jacob dwelt in the
land of his father’s sojourn-
Zibeon, Chief Anah, 30 Chief Dis- ings, in the land of Canaan. 2 These
hon, Chief Ezer, Chief Dishan: these are the generations of Jacob. Joseph,
are the chiefs who came of the being seventeen years old, was
Horites, according to their chiefs in feeding the flock with his brothers;
the land of Seir. and he was a lad with the sons of
31 And these are the kings who Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah,
reigned in the land of Edom, before his father’s wives: and Joseph
there reigned any king over the brought the evil report of them to
children of Israel. 32 And Bela the their father. 3 Now Israel loved
son of Beor reigned in Edom; and Joseph more than all his children,
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because he was the son of his old again.” So he sent him out of the
age: and he made him a coat of vale of Hebron, and he came to
many colors. 4 And his brothers Shechem. 15 And a certain man
saw that their father loved him found him, and, behold, he was
more than all his brothers; and they wandering in the field: and the man
hated him, and could not speak asked him, saying, “What do you
peaceably to him. seek?” 16 And he said, “I am seek-
5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, ing my brothers: tell me, please,
and he told it to his brethren: and where they are feeding the flock.” 17
they hated him yet the more. 6 And And the man said, “They have de-
he said to them, “Hear, please, this parted from here; for I heard them
dream which I have dreamed: 7 for, say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’ ” And
behold, we were binding sheaves in Joseph went after his brothers, and
the field, and, behold, my sheaf found them in Dothan.
arose, and also stood upright; and, 18 And they saw him afar off, and
behold, your sheaves came all before he came near to them, they
around, and made obeisance to my conspired against him to slay him.
sheaf. 8 And his brothers said to 19 And they said to one another,
him, “Shall you indeed reign over “Behold, this dreamer comes. 20
us? or shall you indeed have do- Come now therefore, and let us slay
minion over us?” And they hated him, and cast him into one of the
him yet the more for his dreams, pits, and we will say, ‘An evil beast
and for his words. 9 And he has devoured him’: and we shall
dreamed yet another dream, and see what will become of his
told it to his brethren, and said, dreams.” 21 And Reuben heard it,
“Behold, I have dreamed again a and delivered him out of their
dream: and, behold, the sun and the hand, and said, “Let us not take his
moon and eleven stars made obei- life.” 22 And Reuben said to them,
sance to me.” 10 And he told it to “Shed no blood; cast him into this
his father, and to his brothers; and pit that is in the wilderness, but lay
his father rebuked him, and said to no hand on him”: that he might de-
him, “What is this dream that you liver him out of their hand, to re-
have dreamed? Shall I and your store him to his father. 23 And it
mother and your brothers indeed came to pass, when Joseph had
come to bow down ourselves to come to his brothers, that they
you to the earth?” 11 And his broth- stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat
ers envied him; but his father kept of many colors that was on him; 24
the saying in mind. and they took him, and cast him
12 And his brothers went to feed into the pit: and the pit was empty,
their father’s flock in Shechem. 13 there was no water in it.
And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not 25 And they sat down to eat
your brothers feeding the flock in bread: and they lifted up their eyes
Shechem? come, and I will send and looked, and, behold, a caravan
you to them.” And he said to him, of Ishmaelites was coming from
“Here am I.” 14 And he said to him, Gilead, with their camels bearing
“Go now, see whether it is well spices and balm and myrrh, going
with your brothers, and well with to carry it down to Egypt. 26 And
the flock; and bring me word Judah said to his brothers, “What
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profit is it if we slay our brother and her, and went in to her. 3 And she
conceal his blood? 27 Come, and let conceived, and bore a son; and he
us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and called his name Er. 4 And she con-
let not our hand be upon him; for ceived again, and bore a son; and
he is our brother, our flesh.” And she called his name Onan. 5 And
his brothers listened to him. 28 And she yet again bore a son, and called
there passed by Midianites, mer- his name Shelah: and he was in
chantmen; and they drew and lifted Chezib, when she bore him. 6 And
up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Judah took a wife for Er his first-
Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty born, and her name was Tamar. 7
pieces of silver. And they brought And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was
Joseph into Egypt. wicked in the sight of Jehovah; and
29 And Reuben returned to the Jehovah slew him. 8 And Judah
pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in said to Onan, “Go in to your
the pit; and he tore his clothes. 30 brother’s wife, and perform the
And he returned to his brethren, duty of a husband’s brother to her,
and said, “The child is not; and I, and raise up seed to your brother.”
where shall I go?” 31 And they took 9 And Onan knew that the seed
Joseph’s coat, and killed a male would not be his; and it came to
goat, and dipped the coat in the pass, when he went in to his
blood; 32 and they sent the coat of brother’s wife, that he spilled it on
many colors, and they brought it to the ground, lest he should give seed
their father, and said, “This have to his brother. 10 And the thing
we found: know now whether it is which he did was evil in the sight of
your son’s coat or not.” 33 And he Jehovah: and he slew him also. 11
knew it, and said, “It is my son’s Then said Judah to Tamar his
coat: an evil beast has devoured daughter-in-law, “Remain a widow
him; Joseph is without doubt torn in your father’s house, until Shelah
in pieces.” 34 And Jacob tore his my son is grown up; for he said,
garments, and put sackcloth upon “Lest he also die, like his brothers.”
his loins, and mourned for his son And Tamar went and dwelt in her
many days. 35 And all his sons and father’s house.
all his daughters rose up to comfort 12 And in process of time Shua’s
him; but he refused to be com- daughter, the wife of Judah, died;
forted; and he said, “For I will go and Judah was comforted, and
down to Sheol to my son mourn- went up to his sheepshearers to
ing.” And his father wept for him. Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the
36 And the Midianites sold him into Adullamite. 13 And it was told
Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Tamar, saying, “Behold, your fa-
Pharaoh’s, the captain of the ther-in-law goes up to Timnah to
guard. shear his sheep. 14 And she put off

38 And it came to pass at that from her the garments of her wid-
time, that Judah went down owhood, and covered herself with
from his brothers, and turned in to her veil, and wrapped herself, and
a certain Adullamite, whose name sat in the gate of Enaim, which is by
was Hirah. 2 And Judah saw there the way to Timnah; for she saw that
a daughter of a certain Canaanite Shelah was grown up, and she was
whose name was Shua; and he took not given to him to wife. 15 When
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Judah saw her, he thought her to be are, am I with child”: and she said,
a harlot; for she had covered her “Discern, please, whose are these,
face. 16 And he turned to her by the the signet, and the cords, and the
way, and said, “Come, please, let staff.” 26 And Judah acknowledged
me come in to you”: for he did not them, and said, “She is more right-
know that she was his daughter-in- eous than I; because I did not give
law. And she said, “What will you her to Shelah my son.” And he
give me, that you may come in to knew her again no more. 27 And it
me?” 17 And he said, “I will send came to pass in the time of her tra-
you a kid of the goats from the vail, that, behold, twins were in her
flock.” And she said, “Will you give womb. 28 And it came to pass,
me a pledge, until you send it?” 18 when she travailed, that one put
And he said, “What pledge shall I out a hand: and the midwife took
give you?” And she said, “Your and bound upon his hand a scarlet
signet and your cord, and your staff thread, saying, “This came out
that is in your hand.” And he gave first.” 29 And it came to pass, as he
them to her, and came in to her, and drew back his hand, that, behold,
she conceived by him. 19 And she his brother came out: and she said,
arose, and went away, and put off “Why have you made a breach for
her veil from her, and put on the yourself?” therefore his name was
garments of her widowhood. 20 called Perez. 30 And afterward
And Judah sent the kid of the goats came out his brother, who had the
by the hand of his friend the Adul- scarlet thread on his hand: and his
lamite, to receive the pledge from name was called Zerah.
the woman’s hand: but he did not
find her. 21 Then he asked the men 39 And Joseph was brought
down to Egypt; and
of her place, saying, “Where is the Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s,
prostitute, who was at Enaim by the captain of the guard, an Egyp-
the wayside?” And they said, tian, bought him from the hand of
“There has been no prostitute the Ishmaelites, who had brought
here.” 22 And he returned to Judah, him down there. 2 And Jehovah
and said, “I have not found her; was with Joseph, and he was a
and also the men of the place said, prosperous man; and he was in the
‘There has been no prostitute here.’ house of his master the Egyptian. 3
” 23 And Judah said, “Let her take And his master saw that Jehovah
it for herself, lest we be put to was with him, and that Jehovah
shame: behold, I sent this kid, and made all that he did to prosper in
you have not found her.” his hand. 4 And Joseph found favor
24 And it came to pass about three in his sight, and he ministered to
months after, that it was told Judah, him: and he made him overseer
saying, “Tamar your daughter-in- over his house, and all that he had
law has played the harlot; and he put into his hand. 5 And it came
moreover, behold, she is with child to pass from the time that he made
by whoredom.” And Judah said, him overseer in his house, and over
“Bring her forth, and let her be all that he had, that Jehovah blessed
burnt.” 25 When she was brought the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s
forth, she sent to her father-in-law, sake; and the blessing of Jehovah
saying, “By the man, whose these was on all that he had, in the house
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and in the field. 6 And he left all me to mock me: 18 and it came to
that he had in Joseph’s hand; and pass, as I lifted up my voice and
he did not know anything that was cried, that he left his garment by
with him, except the bread which me, and fled out.”
he ate. And Joseph was handsome, 19 And it came to pass, when his
and well-favored. master heard the words of his wife,
7 And it came to pass after these which she spoke to him, saying,
things, that his master’s wife cast “After this manner did your ser-
her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, vant to me”; that his wrath was kin-
“Lie with me.” 8 But he refused, dled. 20 And Joseph’s master took
and said to his master’s wife, “Be- him, and put him into the prison,
hold, my master does not know the place where the king’s prison-
what is with me in the house, and ers were bound: and he was there in
he has put all that he has into my the prison. 21 But Jehovah was with
hand: 9 he is not greater in this Joseph, and showed kindness to
house than I; neither has he kept him, and gave him favor in the
back anything from me but you, be- sight of the keeper of the prison. 22
cause you are his wife: how then And the keeper of the prison com-
can I do this great wickedness, and mitted to Joseph’s hand all the pris-
sin against God?” 10 And it came to oners who were in the prison; and
pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by whatsoever they did there, he was
day, that he did not listen to her, to the doer of it. 23 The keeper of the
lie by her, or to be with her. 11 And prison did not look to anything that
it came to pass about this time, that was under his hand, because Jeho-
he went into the house to do his vah was with him; and that which
work; and there were none of the he did, Jehovah made it to prosper.
men of the house there within. 12
And she caught him by his gar-
ment, saying, “Lie with me”: and 40 And it came to pass after
these things, that the butler
he left his garment in her hand, and of the king of Egypt and his baker
fled, and got out. 13 And it came to offended their lord the king of
pass, when she saw that he had left Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was angry
his garment in her hand, and had against his two officers, against the
fled forth, 14 that she called to the chief of the butlers, and against the
men of her house, and spoke to chief of the bakers. 3 And he put
them, saying, “See, he has brought them in custody in the house of the
in a Hebrew to us to mock us: he captain of the guard, into the
came in to me to lie with me, and I prison, the place where Joseph was
cried with a loud voice: 15 and it bound. 4 And the captain of the
came to pass, when he heard that I guard charged Joseph with them,
lifted up my voice and cried, that and he ministered to them: and
he left his garment by me, and fled, they continued a season in custody.
and got out.” 16 And she laid up his 5 And they dreamed a dream both
garment by her, until his master of them, each man his dream, in
came home. 17 And she spoke to one night, each man according to
him according to these words, say- the interpretation of his dream, the
ing, “The Hebrew servant, whom butler and the baker of the king of
you have brought to us, came in to Egypt, who were bound in the
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prison. 6 And Joseph came in to all manner of baked food for
them in the morning, and saw Pharaoh; and the birds ate them out
them, and, behold, they were sad. 7 of the basket on my head.” 18 And
And he asked Pharaoh’s officers Joseph answered and said, “This is
who were with him in custody in the interpretation of it: the three
his master’s house, saying, “Why baskets are three days; 19 within
do you look so sad to-day?” 8 And yet three days will Pharaoh lift up
they said to him, “We have your head from off you, and will
dreamed a dream, and there is none hang you on a tree; and the birds
who can interpret it.” And Joseph will eat your flesh from off you.” 20
said to them, “Do not interpreta- And it came to pass the third day,
tions belong to God? tell them to which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that
me, please.” he made a feast to all his servants:
9 And the chief butler told his and he lifted up the head of the
dream to Joseph, and said to him, chief butler and the head of the
“In my dream, behold, a vine was chief baker among his servants. 21
before me; 10 and in the vine were And he restored the chief butler to
three branches: and it was as his butlership again; and he gave
though it budded, and its blossoms the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: 22 but
shot forth; and the clusters of it he hanged the chief baker: as
brought forth ripe grapes: 11 and Joseph had interpreted to them. 23
Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; and Yet did not the chief butler remem-
I took the grapes, and pressed them ber Joseph, but forgot him.
into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the
cup into Pharaoh’s hand.” 12 And 41 And it came to pass at the
end of two full years, that
Joseph said to him, “This is the in- Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he
terpretation of it: the three branches stood by the river. 2 And, behold,
are three days; 13 within yet three there came up out of the river seven
days will Pharaoh lift up your cows, well-favored and fat-fleshed;
head, and restore you to your office: and they fed in the reed grass. 3
and you will give Pharaoh’s cup And, behold, seven other cows
into his hand, after the former man- came up after them out of the river,
ner when you were his butler. 14 ill-favored and lean-fleshed, and
But have me in your remembrance stood by the other cows on the
when it shall be well with you, and brink of the river. 4 And the ill-fa-
show kindness, please, to me, and vored and lean-fleshed kine ate up
make mention of me to Pharaoh, the seven well-favored and fat
and bring me out of this house: 15 cows. So Pharaoh awoke. 5 And he
for indeed I was stolen away out of slept and dreamed a second time:
the land of the Hebrews: and here and, behold, seven ears of grain
also have I done nothing that they came up on one stalk, fat and good.
should put me into the dungeon.” 6 And, behold, seven ears, thin and
16 When the chief baker saw that blasted with the east wind, sprung
the interpretation was good, he said up after them. 7 And the thin ears
to Joseph, “I also was in my dream, swallowed up the seven fat and full
and, behold, three baskets of white ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, be-
bread were on my head: 17 and in hold, it was a dream. 8 And it came
the uppermost basket there was of to pass in the morning that his
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spirit was troubled; and he sent and all the land of Egypt for ugliness: 20
called for all the magicians of and the lean and ill-favored cows
Egypt, and all the wise men of it: ate up the first seven fat cows: 21
and Pharaoh told them his dream; and when they had eaten them up,
but there was none who could in- it could not be known that they had
terpret them to Pharaoh. eaten them; but they were still ill-
9 Then spoke the chief butler to favored, as at the beginning. So I
Pharaoh, saying, “I remember my awoke. 22 And I saw in my dream,
faults this day: 10 Pharaoh was an- and, behold, seven ears came up
gry with his servants, and put me in upon one stalk, full and good: 23
custody in the house of the captain and, behold, seven ears, withered,
of the guard, me and the chief bak- thin, and blasted with the east wind,
er: 11 and we dreamed a dream in sprung up after them: 24 and the
one night, I and he; we dreamed thin ears swallowed up the seven
each man according to the interpre- good ears: and I told it to the magi-
tation of his dream. 12 And there cians; but there was none who
was with us there a young man, a could declare it to me.”
Hebrew, servant to the captain of 25 And Joseph said to Pharaoh,
the guard; and we told him, and he “The dream of Pharaoh is one: what
interpreted to us our dreams; to God is about to do he has declared
each man according to his dream he to Pharaoh. 26 The seven good
interpreted. 13 And it came to pass, cows are seven years; and the seven
as he interpreted to us, so it was; me good ears are seven years: the
he restored to my office, and him he dream is one. 27 And the seven lean
hanged.” and ill-favored cows that came up
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called after them are seven years, and also
Joseph, and they brought him the seven empty ears blasted with
hastily out of the dungeon: and he the east wind; they shall be seven
shaved himself, and changed his years of famine. 28 That is the thing
clothing, and came in to Pharaoh. which I spoke to Pharaoh: what
15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I God is about to do he has shown to
have dreamed a dream, and there is Pharaoh. 29 Behold, there come
none who can interpret it: and I seven years of great plenty
have heard say of you, that when throughout all the land of Egypt: 30
you hear a dream you can interpret and there shall arise after them
it.” 16 And Joseph answered seven years of famine; and all the
Pharaoh, saying, “It is not in me: plenty shall be forgotten in the land
God will give Pharaoh an answer of of Egypt; and the famine shall con-
peace.” 17 And Pharaoh spoke to sume the land; 31 and the plenty
Joseph, “In my dream, behold, I shall not be known in the land by
stood on the brink of the river: 18 reason of that famine which fol-
and, behold, there came up out of lows; for it shall be very grievous.
the river seven cows, fat-fleshed 32 And for that the dream was dou-
and well-favored: and they fed in bled to Pharaoh, it is because the
the reed grass: 19 and, behold, thing is established by God, and
seven other cows came up after God will shortly bring it to pass. 33
them, poor and very ill-favored and Now therefore let Pharaoh select
lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in out a man discreet and wise, and
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set him over the land of Egypt. 34 Egypt.
Let Pharaoh do this, and let him ap- 46 And Joseph was thirty years
point overseers over the land, and old when he stood before Pharaoh
take up the fifth part of the land of king of Egypt. And Joseph went out
Egypt in the seven plentiful years. from the presence of Pharaoh, and
35 And let them gather all the food went throughout all the land of
of these good years that come, and Egypt. 47 And in the seven plentiful
lay up grain under the hand of years the earth brought forth by
Pharaoh for food in the cities, and handfuls. 48 And he gathered up all
let them keep it. 36 And the food the food of the seven years which
shall be for a store to the land were in the land of Egypt, and laid
against the seven years of famine, up the food in the cities: the food of
which shall be in the land of Egypt; the field, which was all around ev-
that the land not perish through the ery city, he laid up in the same. 49
famine.” And Joseph laid up grain as the
37 And the thing was good in the sand of the sea, very much, until he
eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of left off numbering; for it was with-
all his servants. 38 And Pharaoh out number. 50 And to Joseph were
said to his servants, “Can we find born two sons before the year of
such a one as this, a man in whom famine came, whom Asenath, the
the spirit of God is?” 39 And daughter of Poti-phera priest of On,
Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Because bore to him. 51 And Joseph called
God has shown you all of this, there the name of the firstborn Manasseh:
is none so discreet and wise as you: For, he said, “God has made me for-
40 you shall be over my house, and get all my toil, and all my father’s
according to your word shall all my house.” 52 And the name of the sec-
people be ruled: only in the throne ond called he Ephraim: “For God
will I be greater than you.” 41 And has made me fruitful in the land of
Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have my affliction.” 53 And the seven
set you over all the land of Egypt.” years of plenty, that was in the land
42 And Pharaoh took off his signet of Egypt, came to an end. 54 And
ring from his hand, and put it on the seven years of famine began to
Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in come, according as Joseph had said:
clothing of fine linen, and put a and there was famine in all lands;
gold chain around his neck; 43 and but in all the land of Egypt there
he made him to ride in the second was bread. 55 And when all the
chariot which he had; and they land of Egypt was famished, the
cried before him, “Bow the knee”: people cried to Pharaoh for bread:
and he set him over all the land of and Pharaoh said to all the Egyp-
Egypt. 44 And Pharaoh said to tians, “Go to Joseph; what he says
Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without to you, do.” 56 And the famine was
you shall no man lift up his hand or over all the face of the earth: and
his foot in all the land of Egypt.” 45 Joseph opened all the store houses,
And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name and sold to the Egyptians; and the
Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave famine was severe in the land of
him to wife Asenath, the daughter Egypt. 57 And all countries came
of Poti-phera priest of On. And into Egypt to Joseph to buy grain,
Joseph went out over the land of because the famine was severe in
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all the earth. said to them, “That is it that I spoke

42 Now Jacob saw that there to you, saying, ‘You are spies’: 15 by
was grain in Egypt, and Ja- this you shall be tested: by the life
cob said to his sons, “Why do you of Pharaoh you shall not go forth
look one upon another?” 2 And he from here, except your youngest
said, “Behold, I have heard that brother come here. 16 Send one of
there is grain in Egypt: get down to you, and let him fetch your brother,
that place, and buy for us from and you shall be bound, that your
there; that we may live, and not die. words may be tested, whether there
3 And Joseph’s ten brothers went is truth in you: or else by the life of
down to buy grain from Egypt. 4 Pharaoh surely you are spies.” 17
But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Ja- And he put them all together into
cob did not send with his brothers; custody three days.
for he said, “Lest perhaps harm be- 18 And Joseph said to them the
fall him.” 5 And the sons of Israel third day, “This do, and live: for I
came to buy among those who fear God: 19 if you be true men, let
came: for the famine was in the one of your brothers be bound in
land of Canaan. 6 And Joseph was your prison house; but go, carry
the governor over the land; he it grain for the famine of your houses:
was who sold to all the people of 20 and bring your youngest brother
the land. And Joseph’s brothers to me; so will your words be veri-
came, and bowed down themselves fied, and you shall not die.” And
to him with their faces to the earth. they did so. 21 And they said one to
7 And Joseph saw his brothers, and another, “We are truly guilty con-
he knew them, but made himself cerning our brother, in that we saw
strange to them, and spoke roughly the distress of his soul, when he be-
with them; and he said to them. seeched us, and we would not hear;
“From where do you come?” And therefore has this distress come
they said, “From the land of upon us.” 22 And Reuben an-
Canaan to buy food.” 8 And Joseph swered them, saying, “Did I not
knew his brothers, but they did not speak to you, saying, ‘Do not sin
know him. 9 And Joseph remem- against the child’; and you would
bered the dreams which he not hear? therefore also, behold, his
dreamed of them, and said to them, blood is required.” 23 And they did
“You are spies; to see the nakedness not know that Joseph understood
of the land you have come.” 10 And them; for there was an interpreter
they said to him, “No, my lord, but between them. 24 And he turned
to buy food have you servants himself away from them, and wept;
come. 11 We are all one man’s sons; and he returned to them, and spoke
we are true men, your servants are to them, and took Simeon from
no spies.” 12 And he said to them, among them, and bound him be-
“No, but to see the nakedness of the fore their eyes. 25 Then Joseph com-
land you have come.” 13 And they manded to fill their vessels with
said, “We your servants are twelve grain, and to restore every man’s
brothers, the sons of one man in the money into his sack, and to give
land of Canaan; and, behold, the them provisions for the way: and
youngest is this day with our fa- thus was it done to them.
ther, and one is not.” 14 And Joseph 26 And they loaded their donkeys
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with their grain, and departed from hand, and I will bring him to you
there. 27 And as one of them again.” 38 And he said, “My son
opened his sack to give his donkey shall not go down with you; for his
fodder in the lodging place, he brother is dead, and he only is left:
caught sight of his money; and, be- if harm befall him by the way in
hold, it was in the mouth of his which you go, then will you bring
sack. 28 And he said to his brethren, down my gray hairs with sorrow to
“My money is restored; and, be- Sheol.”
hold, it is even in my sack”: and
their heart failed them, and they 43 And the famine was severe
in the land. 2 And it came to
turned trembling one to another, pass, when they had eaten up the
saying, “What is this that God has grain which they had brought out
done to us?” 29 And they came to of Egypt, their father said to them,
Jacob their father to the land of “Go again, buy us a little food.” 3
Canaan, and told him all that had And Judah spoke to him, saying,
befallen them, saying, 30 “The man, “The man did solemnly protest to
the lord of the land, spoke roughly us, saying, ‘You shall not see my
with us, and took us for spies of the face, unless your brother is with
country. 31 And we said to him, ‘We you.’ 4 If you will send our brother
are true men; we are no spies: 32 we with us, we will go down and buy
are twelve brethren, sons of our fa- you food: 5 but if you will not send
ther; one is not, and the youngest is him, we will not go down; for the
this day with our father in the land man said to us, ‘You shall not see
of Canaan.’ 33 And the man, the my face, unless your brother is with
lord of the land, said to us, ‘By this you.’ ” 6 And Israel said, “Why
shall I know that you are true men: have you dealt so ill with me, as to
leave one of your brothers with me, tell the man whether you had still a
and take grain for the famine of brother?” 7 And they said, “The
your houses, and go your way; 34 man asked narrowly concerning
and bring your youngest brother to ourselves, and concerning our kin-
me: then shall I know that you are dred, saying, ‘Is your father still
no spies, but that you are true men: alive? do you have another brother?’
so will I deliver you your brother, and we told him according to the
and you shall trade in the land.’ ” tenor of these words: could we in
35 And it came to pass as they any way know that he would say,
emptied their sacks, that, behold, ‘Bring your brother down?’ ” 8 And
every man’s bundle of money was Judah said to Israel his father,
in his sack: and when they and their “Send the lad with me, and we will
father saw their bundles of money, arise and go; that we may live, and
they were afraid. 36 And Jacob their not die, both we, and you, and also
father said to them, “You have be- our little ones. 9 I will be surety for
reaved me of my children: Joseph is him; of my hand shall you require
not, and Simeon is not, and you will him: if I do not bring him to you,
take Benjamin away: all these and set him before you, then let me
things are against me.” 37 And bear the blame for ever: 10 for ex-
Reuben spoke to his father, saying, cept we had lingered, surely we
“Slay my two sons, if I do not bring would have now returned a second
him to you: deliver him into my time.” 11 And their father Israel
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said to them, “If it be so now, do sack, our money in full weight: and
this: take of the choice fruits of the we have brought it again in our
land in your vessels, and carry hand. 22 And other money have we
down the man a present, a little brought down in our hand to buy
balm, and a little honey, spices and food: we do not know who put our
myrrh, nuts, and almonds; 12 and money in our sacks.” 23 And he
take double money in your hand; said, “Peace be to you, do not fear:
and the money that was returned in your God, and the God of your fa-
the mouth of your sacks carry again ther, has given you treasure in your
in your hand; perhaps it was an sacks: I had your money.” And he
oversight: 13 take also your brother, brought Simeon out to them. 24
and arise, go again to the man: 14 And the man brought the men into
and God Almighty give you mercy Joseph’s house, and gave them wa-
before the man, that he may release ter, and they washed their feet. And
to you your other brother and Ben- he gave their donkeys fodder. 25
jamin. And if I am bereaved of my And they made ready the present
children, I am bereaved. 15 And the against Joseph’s coming at noon:
men took that present, and they for they heard that they should eat
took double money in their hand, bread there.
and Benjamin; and rose up, and 26 And when Joseph came home,
went down to Egypt, and stood be- they brought him the present which
fore Joseph. was in their hand into the house,
16 And when Joseph saw Ben- and bowed down themselves to
jamin with them, he said to the him to the earth. 27 And he asked
steward of his house, “Bring the them of their welfare, and said, “Is
men into the house, and slay, and your father well, the old man of
make ready; for the men will dine whom you spoke? Is he still alive?”
with me at noon.” 17 And the man 28 And they said, “Your servant our
did as Joseph commanded; and the father is well, he is still alive.” And
man brought the men to Joseph’s they bowed the head, and made
house. 18 And the men were afraid, obeisance. 29 And he lifted up his
because they were brought to eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother,
Joseph’s house; and they said, “Be- his mother’s son, and said, “Is this
cause of the money that was re- your youngest brother, of whom
turned in our sacks the first time we you spoke to me?” And he said,
are brought in; that he may seek oc- “God be gracious to you, my son.”
casion against us, and fall upon us, 30 And Joseph made haste; for his
and take us for bondmen, and our heart yearned over his brother: and
donkeys.” 19 And they came near he sought where to weep; and he
to the steward of Joseph’s house, entered into his chamber, and wept
and they spoke to him at the door there. 31 And he washed his face,
of the house, 20 and said, “Oh, my and came out; and he refrained
lord, we came indeed down at the himself, and said, “Set on bread.”
first time to buy food: 21 and it 32 And they set on for him by him-
came to pass, when we came to the self, and for them by themselves,
lodging place, that we opened our and for the Egyptians, that ate with
sacks, and, behold, every man’s him, by themselves: because the
money was in the mouth of his Egyptians might not eat bread with
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the Hebrews; for that is an abomi- let it be according to your words: he
nation to the Egyptians. 33 And with whom it is found shall be my
they sat before him, the first-born bondman; and you shall be blame-
according to his birthright, and the less.” 11 Then they hastened, and
youngest according to his youth: took down every man his sack to
and the men marveled one with an- the ground, and opened every man
other. 34 And he took and sent por- his sack. 12 And he searched, and
tions to them from before him: but began at the eldest, and left off at
Benjamin’s portion was five times the youngest: and the cup was
so much as any of theirs. And they found in Benjamin’s sack. 13 Then
drank, and were merry with him. they tore their clothes, and loaded
every man his donkey, and re-

44 And he commanded the turned to the city.


steward of his house, saying, 14 And Judah and his brothers
“Fill the men’s sacks with food, as came to Joseph’s house; and he was
much as they can carry, and put ev- still there: and they fell before him
ery man’s money in his sack’s on the ground. 15 And Joseph said
mouth. 2 And put my cup, the sil- to them, “What deed is this that
ver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the you have done? do you not know
youngest, and his grain money.” that such a man as I can indeed di-
And he did according to the word vine?” 16 And Judah said, “What
that Joseph had spoken. 3 As soon shall we say to my lord? what shall
as the morning was light, the men we speak? or how shall we clear
were sent away, they and their don- ourselves? God has found out the
keys. 4 And when they had gone iniquity of your servants: behold,
out of the city, and were not yet far we are my lord’s bondmen, both
off, Joseph said to his steward, “Up, we, and he also in whose hand the
follow after the men; and when you cup is found.” 17 And he said, “Far
overtake them, say to them, ‘Why be it from me that I should do so:
have you rewarded evil for good? 5 the man in whose hand the cup is
Is not this that in which my lord found, he shall be my bondman;
drinks, and by which he indeed di- but as for you, get you up in peace
vines? you have done evil in so do- to your father.”
ing.’ ” 6 And he overtook them, and 18 Then Judah came near to him,
he spoke to them these words. 7 and said, “Oh, my lord, let you ser-
And they said to him, “Why does vant, please, speak a word in my
my lord speak such words as these? lord’s ears, and do not let your
Far be it from your servants that anger burn against your servant;
they should do such a thing. 8 Be- for you are even as Pharaoh. 19 My
hold, the money, which we found lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Do
in our sacks’ mouths, we brought you have a father, or a brother?’ 20
again to you out of the land of And we said to my lord, ‘We have a
Canaan: how then should we steal father, an old man, and a child of
out of your lord’s house silver or his old age, a little one; and his
gold? 9 With whomsoever of your brother is dead, and he alone is left
servants it be found, let him die, of his mother; and his father loves
and we also will be my lord’s bond- him.’ 21 And you said to your ser-
men.” 10 And he said, “Now also vants, ‘Bring him down to me, that
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I may set my eyes on him.’ 22 And
we said to my lord, ‘The lad cannot
leave his father: for if he should
45 Then Joseph could not re-
frain himself before all those
who stood before him; and he cried,
leave his father, his father would “Cause every man to go out from
die.’ 23 And you said to your ser- me.” And there stood no man with
vants, ‘Unless your youngest him, while Joseph made himself
brother come down with you, you known to his brothers. 2 And he
shall see my face no more.’ 24 And wept aloud: and the Egyptians
it came to pass when we came up to heard, and the house of Pharaoh
your servant my father, we told heard. 3 And Joseph said to his
him the words of my lord. 25 And brothers, “I am Joseph; does my fa-
our father said, ‘Go again, buy us a ther still live?” And his brethren
little food.’ 26 And we said, ‘We could not answer him; for they
cannot go down: if our youngest were troubled at his presence. 4
brother is with us, then will we go And Joseph said to his brothers,
down: for we may not see the man’s “Come near to me, please.” And
face, unless our youngest brother is they came near. And he said, “I am
with us.’ 27 And your servant my Joseph your brother, whom you
father said to us, ‘You know that sold into Egypt. 5 And now do not
my wife bore me two sons: 28 and be grieved, nor angry with your-
the one went out from me, and I selves, that you sold me here: for
said, “Surely he is torn in pieces”; God sent me before you to preserve
and I have not seen him since: 29 life. 6 For these two years has the
and if you take this one also from famine been in the land: and there
me, and harm befall him, you will are still five years, in which there
bring down my gray hairs with sor- shall be neither plowing nor har-
row to Sheol.’ 30 Now therefore vest. 7 And God sent me before you
when I come to your servant my fa- to preserve you a remnant in the
ther, and the lad is not with us; see- earth, and to save you alive by a
ing that his life is bound up in the great deliverance. 8 So now it was
lad’s life; 31 it will come to pass, not you who sent me here, but God:
when he sees that the lad is not with and he has made me a father to
us, that he will die: and your ser- Pharaoh, and lord of all his house,
vants will bring down the gray and ruler over all the land of Egypt.
hairs of your servant our father 9 Hasten, and go up to my father,
with sorrow to Sheol. 32 For your and say to him, ‘Thus says your son
servant became surety for the lad to Joseph, “God has made me lord of
my father, saying, ‘If I do not bring all Egypt: come down to me, do not
him to you, then shall I bear the delay”; 10 and you shall dwell in
blame to my father for ever. 33 Now the land of Goshen, and you shall
therefore, let your servant, please, be near to me, you, and your chil-
remain instead of the lad a bond- dren, and your children’s children,
man to my lord; and let the lad go and your flocks, and your herds,
up with his brothers. 34 For how and all that you have: 11 and there I
shall I go up to my father, if the lad will nourish you; for there are still
is not with me? lest I see the evil five years of famine; lest you come
that shall come on my father.” to poverty, you, and your house-
hold, and all that you have. 12 And,
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behold, your eyes see, and the eyes he said to them, “See that you do
of my brother Benjamin, that it is not fall out by the way.” 25 And
my mouth that speaks to you. 13 they went up out of Egypt, and
And you shall tell my father of all came into the land of Canaan to Ja-
my glory in Egypt, and of all that cob their father. 26 And they told
you have seen: and you shall hasten him, saying, “Joseph is still alive,
and bring down my father here.” 14 and he is ruler over all the land of
And he fell on his brother Ben- Egypt.” And his heart fainted, for
jamin’s neck, and wept; and Ben- he did not believe them. 27 And
jamin wept on his neck. 15 And he they told him all the words of
kissed all his brothers, and wept on Joseph, which he had said to them:
them: and after that his brothers and when he saw the wagons
talked with him. which Joseph had sent to carry him,
16 And the report of it was heard the spirit of Jacob their father re-
in Pharaoh’s house, saying, “Jo- vived: 28 and Israel said, “It is
seph’s brothers have come”: and it enough; Joseph my son is still alive:
pleased Pharaoh well, and his ser- I will go and see him before I die.”
vants. 17 And Pharaoh said to
Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do 46 And Israel took his journey
with all that he had, and
this: load your beasts, and go, get to came to Beer-sheba, and offered
the land of Canaan; 18 and take sacrifices to the God of his father
your father and your households, Isaac. 2 And God spoke to Israel in
and come to me: and I will give you the visions of the night, and said,
the good of the land of Egypt, and “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here
you shall eat the fat of the land. 19 I am.” 3 And he said, “I am God, the
Now you are commanded, do this: God of your father: do not fear to
take wagons out of the land of go down into Egypt; for I will there
Egypt for your little ones, and for make of you a great nation: 4 I will
your wives, and bring your father, go down with you into Egypt; and
and come. 20 Also do not regard I will also surely bring you up
your stuff; for the good of all the again: and Joseph shall put his
land of Egypt is yours.’ ” hand on your eyes.” 5 And Jacob
21 And the sons of Israel did so: rose up from Beer-sheba: and the
and Joseph gave them wagons, ac- sons of Israel carried Jacob their fa-
cording to the commandment of ther, and their little ones, and their
Pharaoh, and gave them provision wives, in the wagons which
for the way. 22 To all of them he Pharaoh had sent to carry him. 6
gave each man changes of clothing; And they took their cattle, and their
but to Benjamin he gave three hun- goods, which they had gotten in the
dred pieces of silver, and five land of Canaan, and came into
changes of clothing. 23 And to his Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with
father he sent after this manner: ten him: 7 his sons, and his sons’ sons
donkeys loaded with the good with him, his daughters, and his
things of Egypt, and ten female sons’ daughters, and all his seed he
donkeys loaded with grain and brought with him into Egypt.
bread and provision for his father 8 And these are the names of the
by the way. 24 So he sent his broth- children of Israel, who came into
ers away, and they departed: and Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben,
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Jacob’s firstborn. 9 And the sons of gave to Rachel his daughter, and
Reuben: Hanoch, and Pallu, and these she bore to Jacob: all the souls
Hezron, and Carmi. 10 And the were seven. 26 All the souls who
sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, came with Jacob into Egypt, that
and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, came out of his loins, besides Ja-
and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish cob’s sons’ wives, all the souls were
woman. 11 And the sons of Levi: sixty-six; 27 and the sons of Joseph,
Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 12 who were born to him in Egypt,
And the sons of Judah: Er, and were two souls: all the souls of the
Onan, and Shelah, and Perez, and house of Jacob, who came into
Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the Egypt, were seventy.
land of Canaan. And the sons of 28 And he sent Judah before him
Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 13 to Joseph, to show the way before
And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and him to Goshen; and they came into
Puvah, and Iob, and Shimron. 14 the land of Goshen. 29 And Joseph
And the sons of Zebulun: Sered, made ready his chariot, and went
and Elon, and Jahleel. 15 These are up to meet Israel his father, to
the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Goshen; and he presented himself
Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his to him, and fell on his neck, and
daughter Dinah: all the souls of his wept on his neck a good while. 30
sons and his daughters were thirty- And Israel said to Joseph, “Now let
three. 16 And the sons of Gad: me die, since I have seen your face,
Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and that you are still alive.” 31 And
Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. 17 Joseph said to his brothers, and to
And the sons of Asher: Imnah, and his father’s house, “I will go up,
Ishvah, and Ishvi, and Beriah, and and tell Pharaoh, and will say to
Serah their sister; and the sons of him, ‘My brothers, and my father’s
Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel. 18 house, who were in the land of
These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Canaan, have come to me; 32 and
Laban gave to Leah his daughter; the men are shepherds, for they
and these she bore to Jacob, even have been keepers of cattle; and
sixteen souls. 19 The sons of Rachel they have brought their flocks, and
Jacob’s wife: Joseph and Benjamin. their herds, and all that they have.’
20 And to Joseph in the land of 33 And it shall come to pass, when
Egypt were born Manasseh and Pharaoh shall call you, and shall
Ephraim, whom Asenath, the say, ‘What is your occupation?’ 34
daughter of Poti-phera priest of On, that you shall say, ‘Your servants
bore to him. 21 And the sons of Ben- have been keepers of cattle from
jamin: Bela, and Becher, and Ash- our youth even until now, both we,
bel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and and our fathers’: that ye may dwell
Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and in the land of Goshen; for every
Ard. 22 These are the sons of shepherd is an abomination to the
Rachel, who were born to Jacob: all Egyptians.”
the souls were fourteen. 23 And the
sons of Dan: Hushim. 24 And the 47 Then Joseph went in and
told Pharaoh, and said, “My
sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, and Guni, father and my brethren, and their
and Jezer, and Shillem. 25 These are flocks, and their herds, and all that
the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban they have, have come out of the
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land of Canaan; and, behold, they bread, according to their families.
are in the land of Goshen.” 2 And 13 And there was no bread in all
from among his brothers he took the land; for the famine was very
five men, and presented them to severe, so that the land of Egypt
Pharaoh. 3 And Pharaoh said to his and the land of Canaan fainted by
brothers, “What is your occupa- reason of the famine. 14 And Joseph
tion?” And they said to Pharaoh, gathered up all the money that was
“Your servants are shepherds, both found in the land of Egypt, and in
we, and our fathers.” 4 And they the land of Canaan, for the grain
said to Pharaoh, “To sojourn in the which they bought: and Joseph
land have we come; for there is no brought the money into Pharaoh’s
pasture for your servants’ flocks; house. 15 And when the money
for the famine is severe in the land was all spent in the land of Egypt,
of Canaan: now therefore, please, and in the land of Canaan, all the
let your servants dwell in the land Egyptians came to Joseph, and said,
of Goshen.” 5 And Pharaoh spoke “Give us bread: for why should we
to Joseph, saying, “Your father and die in your presence? for our money
your brothers have come to you: 6 fails.” 16 And Joseph said, “Give
the land of Egypt is before you; in your cattle; and I will give you for
the best of the land make your fa- your cattle, if money fails.” 17 And
ther and your brothers to dwell; in they brought their cattle to Joseph;
the land of Goshen let them dwell: and Joseph gave them bread in ex-
and if you know any able men change for the horses, and for the
among them, then make them flocks, and for the herds, and for
rulers over my cattle.” 7 And the donkeys: and he fed them with
Joseph brought in Jacob his father, bread in exchange for all their cattle
and set him before Pharaoh: and Ja- for that year. 18 And when that year
cob blessed Pharaoh. 8 And had ended, they came to him the
Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How many second year, and said to him, “We
are the days of the years of your will not hide from my lord, how
life?” 9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, that our money is all spent; and the
“The days of the years of my pil- herds of cattle are my lord’s; there
grimage are a hundred and thirty is nothing left in the sight of my
years: few and evil have been the lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
days of the years of my life, and 19 why should we die before your
they have not attained to the days eyes, both we and our land? buy us
of the years of the life of my fathers and our land for bread, and we and
in the days of their pilgrimage.” 10 our land will be servants to
And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we
went out from the presence of may live, and not die, and that the
Pharaoh. 11 And Joseph placed his land not be desolate.”
father and his brothers, and gave 20 So Joseph bought all the land
them a possession in the land of of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyp-
Egypt, in the best of the land, in the tians sold every man his field, be-
land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had cause the famine was severe on
commanded. 12 And Joseph nour- them: and the land became
ished his father, and his brothers, Pharaoh’s. 21 And as for the people,
and all his father’s household, with he removed them to the cities from
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one end of the border of Egypt even him. And Israel bowed himself
to the other end of it. 22 Only the upon the bed’s head.
land of the priests he did not buy:
for the priests had a portion from 48 And it came to pass after
these things, that one said to
Pharaoh, and ate their portion Joseph, “Behold, your father is
which Pharaoh gave them; there- sick”: and he took with him his two
fore they did not sell their land. 23 sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. 2
Then Joseph said to the people, And one told Jacob, and said, “Be-
“Behold, I have bought you this hold, your son Joseph comes to
day and your land for Pharaoh: be- you”: and Israel strengthened him-
hold, here is seed for you, and you self, and sat on the bed. 3 And Jacob
shall sow the land. 24 And it shall said to Joseph, “God Almighty ap-
come to pass at the ingatherings, peared to me at Luz in the land of
that you shall give a fifth to Canaan, and blessed me, 4 and said
Pharaoh, and four parts shall be to me, ‘Behold, I will make you
your own, for seed of the field, and fruitful, and multiply you, and I
for your food, and for those of your will make of you a company of peo-
households, and for food for your ples, and will give this land to your
little ones.” 25 And they said, “You seed after you for an everlasting
have saved our lives: let us find fa- possession. 5 And now your two
vor in the sight of my lord, and we sons, who were born to you in the
will be Pharaoh’s servants.” 26 And land of Egypt before I came to you
Joseph made it a statute concerning into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and
the land of Egypt to this day, that Manasseh, even as Reuben and
Pharaoh should have the fifth; only Simeon, shall be mine. 6 And your
the land of the priests alone did not issue, that you beget after them,
become Pharaoh’s. shall be yours; they shall be called
27 And Israel dwelt in the land of after the name of their brothers in
Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and their inheritance. 7 And as for me,
they got possessions in it, and were when I came from Paddan, Rachel
fruitful, and multiplied exceed- died by me in the land of Canaan in
ingly. 28 And Jacob lived in the land the way, when there was still some
of Egypt seventeen years: so the distance to come to Ephrath: and I
days of Jacob, the years of his life, buried her there in the way to
were a hundred forty-seven years. Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem).”
29 And the time drew near that Is- 8 And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons,
rael must die: and he called his son and said, “Who are these?” 9 And
Joseph, and said to him, “If now I Joseph said to his father, “They are
have found favor in your sight, put, my sons, whom God has given me
please, your hand under my thigh, here.” And he said, “Bring them,
and deal kindly and truly with me: please, to me, and I will bless
do not bury me, please, in Egypt; 30 them.” 10 Now the eyes of Israel
but when I sleep with my fathers, were dim for age, so that he could
you shall carry me out of Egypt, not see. And he brought them near
and bury me in their burying to him; and he kissed them, and
place.” And he said, “I will do as embraced them. 11 And Israel said
you have said.” 31 And he said, to Joseph, “I had not thought to see
“Swear to me”: and he swore to your face: and, behold, God has let
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me see your seed also.” 12 And bring you again to the land of your
Joseph brought them out from be- fathers. 22 Moreover I have given to
tween his knees; and he bowed you one portion above your
himself with his face to the earth. 13 brethren, which I took out of the
And Joseph took them both, hand of the Amorite with my
Ephraim in his right hand toward sword and with my bow.”
Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in
his left hand toward Israel’s right 49 And Jacob called to his
sons, and said: “Gather
hand, and brought them near to yourselves together, that I may tell
him. 14 And Israel stretched out his you that which shall befall you in
right hand, and laid it on Ephraim’s the latter days.
head, who was the younger, and his 2 Assemble yourselves, and hear,
left hand on Manasseh’s head, you sons of Jacob;
guiding his hands wittingly; for And listen to Israel your father.
Manasseh was the firstborn. 15 And 3 Reuben, you are my firstborn, my
he blessed Joseph, and said, “The might, and the beginning of my
God before whom my fathers Abra- strength;
ham and Isaac walked, the God The preeminence of dignity, and
who has fed me all my life long to the preeminence of power.
this day, 16 the angel who has re- 4 Boiling over as water, you shall
deemed me from all evil, bless the not have the preeminence;
lads; and let my name be named on Because you went up to your fa-
them, and the name of my fathers ther’s bed;
Abraham and Isaac; and let them Then you defiled it: he went up
grow into a multitude in the midst to my couch.
of the earth.” 17 And when Joseph 5 Simeon and Levi are brothers;
saw that his father laid his right Weapons of violence are their
hand on the head of Ephraim, it dis- swords.
pleased him: and he held up his fa- 6 O my soul, do not come into their
ther’s hand, to remove it from council;
Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s To their assembly, my glory, do
head. 18 And Joseph said to his fa- not be united;
ther, “Not so, my father; for this is For in their anger they slew a
the firstborn; put your right hand man,
on his head.” 19 And his father re- And in their self-will they ham-
fused, and said, “I know it, my son, strung an ox.
I know it.” He also shall become a 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was
people, and he also shall be great: fierce;
however his younger brother shall And their wrath, for it was cruel:
be greater than he, and his seed I will divide them in Jacob,
shall become a multitude of na- And scatter them in Israel.
tions.” 20 And he blessed them that 8 Judah, you shall your brethren
day, saying, “In you will Israel praise:
bless, saying, ‘God make you as Your hand shall be on the neck of
Ephraim and as Manasseh’ ”: and your enemies;
he set Ephraim before Manasseh. 21 Your father’s sons shall bow
And Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, down before you.
I die: but God will be with you, and 9 Judah is a lion’s whelp;
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From the prey, my son, you have 19 Gad, a troop shall press on him;
gone up: But he shall press on their heel.
He stooped down, he couched as 20 Out of Asher his bread shall be
a lion, fat,
And as a lioness; who shall rouse And he shall yield royal
him up? delicacies.
10 The scepter shall not depart 21 Naphtali is a hind let loose:
from Judah, He gives beautiful words.
Nor the ruler’s staff from 22 Joseph is a fruitful bough,
between his feet, A fruitful bough by a fountain;
Until Shiloh comes: His branches run over the wall.
And to him shall the obedience 23 The archers have severely
of the peoples be. grieved him,
11 Binding his foal to the vine, And shot at him, and
And his donkey’s colt to the persecuted him:
choice vine; 24 But his bow remained in
He has washed his garments in strength,
wine, And the arms of his hands were
And his clothing in the blood of made strong,
grapes: By the hands of the Mighty One
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, of Jacob
And his teeth white with milk. (From there is the shepherd, the
13 Zebulun shall dwell at the stone of Israel),
haven of the sea; 25 Even by the God of your father,
And he shall be for a haven of who shall help you,
ships; And by the Almighty, who shall
And his border shall be on bless you,
Sidon. With blessings of heaven above,
14 Issachar is a strong donkey, Blessings of the deep that
Couching down between the couches beneath,
sheepfolds: Blessings of the breasts, and of
15 And he saw a resting place that the womb.
it was good, 26 The blessings of your father
And the land that it was Have prevailed above the
pleasant; blessings of my progenitors
And he bowed his shoulder to To the utmost bound of the
bear, everlasting hills:
And became a servant under They shall be on the head of
forced labor. Joseph,
16 Dan shall judge his people, And on the crown of the head
As one of the tribes of Israel. of him who was separate
17 Dan shall be a serpent in the from his brothers.
way, 27 Benjamin is a wolf that ravages:
An adder in the path, In the morning he shall devour
That bites the horse’s heels, the prey,
So that his rider falls backward. And at evening he shall divide
18 I have waited for your salvation, the spoil.
O Jehovah. 28 All these are the twelve tribes
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of Israel: and this is it that their fa- your father, according as he made
ther spoke to them and blessed you swear.” 7 And Joseph went up
them; every one according to his to bury his father; and with him
blessing he blessed them. 29 And went up all the servants of Pharaoh,
he charged them, and said to them, the elders of his house, and all the
“I am to be gathered to my people: elders of the land of Egypt, 8 and all
bury me with my fathers in the cave the house of Joseph, and his broth-
that is in the field of Ephron the Hit- ers, and his father’s house: only
tite, 30 in the cave that is in the field their little ones, and their flocks,
of Machpelah, which is before and their
Mamre, in the land of Canaan, herds, they left in the land of
which Abraham bought with the Goshen. 9 And there went up with
field from Ephron the Hittite for a him both chariots and horsemen:
possession of a burying place. 31 and it was a very great company. 10
There they buried Abraham and And they came to the threshing
Sarah his wife; there they buried floor of Atad, which is beyond the
Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and Jordan, and there they lamented
there I buried Leah— 32 the field with a very great and severe lamen-
and the cave that is in it, which was tation: and he made a mourning for
purchased from the children of his father seven days. 11 And when
Heth.” 33 And when Jacob made an the inhabitants of the land, the
end of charging his sons, he gath- Canaanites, saw the mourning in
ered up his feet into the bed, and the floor of Atad, they said, “This is
breathed his last, and was gathered a grievous mourning to the Egyp-
to his people. tians”: therefore the name of it was

50 And Joseph fell on his fa- called Abel-mizraim, which is be-


ther’s face, and wept on him, yond the Jordan. 12 And his sons
and kissed him. 2 And Joseph com- did to him according as he com-
manded his servants the physicians manded them: 13 for his sons car-
to embalm his father: and the ried him into the land of Canaan,
physicians embalmed Israel. 3 And and buried him in the cave of the
forty days were fulfilled for him; field of Machpelah, which Abra-
for so are fulfilled the days of em- ham bought with the field, for a
balming: and the Egyptians wept possession of a burying place, of
for him seventy days. Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
4 And when the days of weeping 14 And Joseph returned into Egypt,
for him were past, Joseph spoke to he, and his brothers, and all who
the house of Pharaoh, saying, “If went up with him to bury his fa-
now I have found favor in your ther, after he had buried his father.
eyes, speak, please, in the ears of 15 And when Joseph’s brothers
Pharaoh, saying, 5 ‘My father made saw that their father was dead, they
me swear, saying, “Behold, I die: in said, “It may be that Joseph will
my grave which I have dug for me hate us, and will fully repay us all
in the land of Canaan, there shall the evil which we did to him.” 16
you bury me.” ’ Now therefore let And they sent a message to Joseph,
me go up, please, and bury my fa- saying, “Your father commanded
ther, and I will come again.” 6 And before he died, saying, 17 ‘So shall
Pharaoh said, “Go up, and bury you say to Joseph, “Forgive, please
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now, the transgression of your and his father’s house: and Joseph
brothers, and their sin, for they did lived a hundred and ten years. 23
to you evil. And now, please, for- And Joseph saw Ephraim’s chil-
give the transgression of the ser- dren of the third generation: the
vants of the God of your father.” children also of Machir the son of
And Joseph wept when they spoke Manasseh were born on Joseph’s
to him. 18 And his brothers also knees. 24 And Joseph said to his
went and fell down before his face; brethren, “I die; but God will surely
and they said, “Behold, we are your visit you, and bring you up out of
servants.” 19 And Joseph said to this land to the land which he
them, “Do not fear: for am I in the swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to
place of God? 20 And as for you, Jacob.” 25 And Joseph took an oath
you meant evil against me; but God of the children of Israel, saying,
meant it for good, to bring to pass, “God will surely visit you, and you
as it is this day, to save many people shall carry up my bon from here.”
alive. 21 Now therefore do not fear: 26 So Joseph died, being a hundred
I will nourish you, and your little and ten years old: and they em-
ones.” And he comforted them, and balmed him, and he was put in a
spoke kindly to them. coffin in Egypt.
22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he,

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THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES,


COMMONLY CALLED

EX O DUS

1 Now these are the names of with hard service, in mortar and in
the sons of Israel, who came into brick, and in all manner of service
Egypt (every man and his house- in the field, all their service, in
hold came with Jacob): 2 Reuben, which they made them serve with
Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, rigor.
Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan and 15 And the king of Egypt spoke to
Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5 And all the Hebrew midwives, of whom
the souls who came out of the loins the name of the one was Shiphrah,
of Jacob were seventy souls: and and the name of the other Puah: 16
Joseph was in Egypt already. 6 And and he said, “When you do the
Joseph died, and all his brothers, office of a midwife to the Hebrew
and all that generation. 7 And the women, and see them on the birth-
children of Israel were fruitful, and stool; if it is a son, then you shall kill
increased abundantly, and multi- him; but if it is a daughter, then she
plied, and grew exceeding mighty; shall live.” 17 But the midwives
and the land was filled with them. feared God, and did not as the king
8 Now there arose a new king of Egypt commanded them, but
over Egypt, who did not know saved the male children alive. 18
Joseph. 9 And he said to his people, And the king of Egypt called for the
“Behold, the people of the children midwives, and said to them, “Why
of Israel are more and mightier than have you done this thing, and have
we: 10 come, let us deal wisely with saved the male children alive?” 19
them, lest they multiply, and it And the midwives said to Pharaoh,
come to pass, that, when there falls “Because the Hebrew women are
out any war, they also join them- not as the Egyptian women; for
selves to our enemies, and fight they are lively, and are delivered
against us, and get up out of the before the midwife comes to them.
land. 11 Therefore they set over 20 And God dealt well with the
them taskmasters to afflict them midwives: and the people multi-
with their burdens. And they built plied, and grew very mighty. 21
for Pharaoh storecities, Pithom and And it came to pass, because the
Raamses. 12 But the more they midwives feared God, that he made
afflicted them, the more they multi- them households. 22 And Pharaoh
plied and the more they spread charged all his people, saying, “Ev-
abroad. And they were grieved be- ery son who is born you shall cast
cause of the children of Israel. 13 into the river, and every daughter
And the Egyptians made the chil- you shall save alive.”
dren of Israel to serve with rigor: 14
and they made their lives bitter 2 And there went a man of the
house of Levi, and took to wife
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a daughter of Levi. 2 And the hid him in the sand. 13 And he
woman conceived, and bore a son: went out the second day, and, be-
and when she saw him that he was hold, two men of the Hebrews were
a beautiful child, she hid him three striving together: and he said to
months. 3 And when she could no him who did the wrong, “Why are
longer hide him, she took for him you striking your companion?” 14
an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it And he said, “Who made you a
with slime and with pitch; and she prince and a judge over us? do you
put the child in it, and laid it in the think to kill me, as you killed the
reeds by the river’s brink. 4 And his Egyptian?” And Moses feared, and
sister stood afar off, to know what said, “Surely the thing is known.”
would be done to him. 5 And the 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this
daughter of Pharaoh came down to thing, he sought to slay Moses. But
bathe at the river; and her maidens Moses fled from the face of
walked along by the riverside; and Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of
she saw the ark among the reeds, Midian: and he sat down by a well.
and sent her maidservant to fetch it. 16 Now the priest of Midian had
6 And she opened it, and saw the seven daughters: and they came
child: and, behold, the babe wept. and drew water, and filled the
And she had compassion on him, troughs to water their father’s
and said, “This is one of the He- flock. 17 And the shepherds came
brews’ children.” 7 Then said his and drove them away; but Moses
sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall stood up and helped them, and wa-
I go and call you a nurse of the He- tered their flock. 18 And when they
brew women, that she may nurse came to Reuel their father, he said,
the child for you?” 8 And Pharaoh’s “How is it that you are come so
daughter said to her, “Go.” And the soon today?” 19 And they said, “An
maiden went and called the child’s Egyptian delivered us out of the
mother. 9 And Pharaoh’s daughter hand of the shepherds, and more-
said to her, “Take this child away, over he drew water for us, and wa-
and nurse it for me, and I will give tered the flock.” 20 And he said to
you your wages.” And the woman his daughters, “And where is he?
took the child, and nursed it. 10 why is it that you have left the
And the child grew, and she man? call him, that he may eat
brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, bread.” 21 And Moses was content
and he became her son. And she to dwell with the man: and he gave
called his name Moses, and said, Moses Zipporah his daughter. 22
“Because I drew him out of the wa- And she bore a son, and he called
ter.” his name Gershom; for he said, “I
11 And it came to pass in those have been a sojourner in a foreign
days, when Moses was grown up, land.”
that he went out to his brethren, 23 And it came to pass in the
and looked on their burdens: and course of those many days, that the
he saw an Egyptian striking a He- king of Egypt died: and the chil-
brew, one of his brethren. 12 And he dren of Israel sighed by reason of
looked this way and that way, and the bondage, and they cried, and
when he saw that there was no their cry came up to God by reason
man, he struck the Egyptian, and of the bondage. 24 And God heard
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their groaning, and God remem- which the Egyptians oppress them.
bered his covenant with Abraham, 10 Come now therefore, and I will
with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And send you to Pharaoh, that you may
God saw the children of Israel, and bring forth my people the children
God took knowledge of them. of Israel out of Egypt.” 11 And

3 Now Moses was keeping the Moses said to God, “Who am I, that
flock of Jethro his father-in-law, I should go to Pharaoh, and that I
the priest of Midian: and he led the should bring forth the children of
flock to the back of the wilderness, Israel out of Egypt?” 12 And he
and came to the mountain of God, said, “Certainly I will be with you;
to Horeb. 2 And the angel of Jeho- and this shall be the sign to you,
vah appeared to him in a flame of that I have sent you: when you
fire out of the midst of a bush: and have brought forth the people out
he looked, and, behold, the bush of Egypt, you shall serve God on
burned with fire, and the bush was this mountain.”
not consumed. 3 And Moses said, 13 And Moses said to God, “Be-
“I will turn aside now, and see this hold, when I come to the children of
great sight, why the bush is not Israel, and shall say to them, “The
burnt.” 4 And when Jehovah saw God of your fathers has sent me to
that he turned aside to see, God you; and they shall say to me,
called to him out of the midst of the ‘What is his name?’ What shall I say
bush, and said, “Moses, Moses.” to them?” 14 And God said to
And he said, “Here am I.” 5 And he Moses, “I AM THAT I AM”: and he
said, “Do not draw near here: take said, “Thus shall you say to the
off your sandals from off your feet, children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me
for the place on which you stand is to you.’ ” 15 And God said more-
holy ground.” 6 Moreover he said, over to Moses, “Thus shall you say
“I am the God of your father, the to the children of Israel, ‘Jehovah,
God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of your fathers, the God of
and the God of Jacob.” And Moses Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the
hid his face; for he was afraid to God of Jacob, has sent me to you:
look upon God. 7 And Jehovah this is my name for ever, and this is
said, “I have surely seen the afflic- my memorial to all generations.’ 16
tion of my people who are in Egypt, Go, and gather the elders of Israel
and have heard their cry by reason together, and say to them, ‘Jehovah,
of their taskmasters; for I know the God of your fathers, the God of
their sorrows; 8 and I have come Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob,
down to deliver them out of the has appeared to me, saying, “I have
hand of the Egyptians, and to bring surely visited you, and seen that
them up out of that land to a good which is done to you in Egypt”: 17
land and a large, to a land flowing and I have said, “I will bring you
with milk and honey; to the place of up out of the affliction of Egypt to
the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the land of the Canaanite, and the
the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and Hittite, and the Amorite, and the
the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 9 And Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the
now, behold, the cry of the children Jebusite, to a land flowing with
of Israel has come to me: moreover milk and honey.” 18 And they shall
I have seen the oppression with listen to your voice: and you shall
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come, you and the elders of Israel, bosom: and when he took it out, be-
to the king of Egypt, and you shall hold, his hand was leprous, as white
say to him, ‘Jehovah, the God of the as snow. 7 And he said, “Put your
Hebrews, has met with us: and now hand into your bosom again.” (And
let us go, please, three days’ jour- he put his hand into his bosom
ney into the wilderness, that we again; and when he took it out of
may sacrifice to Jehovah our God.’ his bosom, behold, it was turned
19 And I know that the king of again as his other flesh.) 8 “And it
Egypt will not give you permission shall come to pass, if they will not
to go, no, not by a mighty hand. 20 believe you, neither listen to the
And I will put forth my hand, and voice of the first sign, that they will
strike Egypt with all my wonders believe the voice of the latter sign. 9
which I will do in the midst of it: And it shall come to pass, if they
and after that he will let you go. 21 will not believe even these two
And I will give this people favor in signs, neither listen to your voice,
the sight of the Egyptians: and it that you shall take of the water of
shall come to pass, that, when you the river, and pour it on the dry
go, you shall not go empty. 22 But land: and the water which you take
every woman shall ask of her out of the river shall become blood
neighbor, and of her who sojourns on the dry land.”
in her house, jewels of silver, and 10 And Moses said to Jehovah,
jewels of gold, and clothing: and “Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, nei-
you shall put them on your sons, ther before, nor since you have spo-
and on your daughters; and you ken to your servant; for I am slow
shall despoil the Egyptians.” of speech, and of a slow tongue.” 11

4 And Moses answered and And Jehovah said to him, “Who has
said, “But, behold, they will not made man’s mouth? or who makes
believe me, nor listen to my voice; a man mute, or deaf, or seeing, or
for they will say, ‘Jehovah has not blind? is it not I, Jehovah? 12 Now
appeared to you.’ ” 2 And Jehovah therefore go, and I will be with your
said to him, “What is that in your mouth, and teach you what you
hand?” And he said, “A rod.” 3 shall speak.” 13 And he said, “Oh,
And he said, “Cast it on the Lord, send, please, by the hand of
ground.” And he cast it on the him whom you will send.” 14 And
ground, and it became a serpent; the anger of Jehovah was kindled
and Moses fled from before it. 4 against Moses, and he said, “Is
And Jehovah said to Moses, “Put there not Aaron your brother the
forth your hand, and take it by the Levite? I know that he can speak
tail”: (and he put forth his hand, well. And also, behold, he comes
and laid hold of it, and it became a forth to meet you: and when he sees
rod in his hand); 5 “that they may you, he will be glad in his heart. 15
believe that Jehovah, the God of And you shall speak to him, and
their fathers, the God of Abraham, put the words in his mouth: and I
the God of Isaac, and the God of Ja- will be with your mouth, and with
cob, has appeared to you.” 6 And his mouth, and will teach you what
Jehovah said furthermore to him, you shall do. 16 And he shall be
“Put now your hand into your bo- your spokesman to the people; and
som.” And he put his hand into his it shall come to pass, that he shall be
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to you a mouth, and you shall be to he had sent him, and all the signs
him as God. 17 And you shall take with which he had charged him. 29
in your hand this rod, with which And Moses and Aaron went and
you shall do the signs.” gathered together all the elders of
18 And Moses went and returned the children of Israel: 30 and Aaron
to Jethro his father-in-law, and said spoke all the words which Jehovah
to him, “Let me go, please, and re- had spoken to Moses, and did the
turn to my brethren who are in signs in the sight of the people. 31
Egypt, and see whether they are And the people believed: and when
still alive.” And Jethro said to they heard that Jehovah had visited
Moses, “Go in peace.” 19 And Jeho- the children of Israel, and that he
vah said to Moses in Midian, “Go, had seen their affliction, then they
return into Egypt; for all the men bowed their heads and wor-
are dead who sought your life.” 20 shipped.
And Moses took his wife and his
sons, and set them upon a donkey, 5 And afterward Moses and
Aaron came, and said to
and he returned to the land of Pharaoh, “Thus says Jehovah, the
Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God of Israel, ‘Let my people go,
God in his hand. 21 And Jehovah that they may hold a feast to me in
said to Moses, “When you go back the wilderness.’ ” 2 And Pharaoh
into Egypt, see that you do before said, “Who is Jehovah, that I should
Pharaoh all the wonders which I listen to his voice to let Israel go? I
have put in your hand: but I will do not know Jehovah, and more-
harden his heart and he will not let over I will not let Israel go.” 3 And
the people go. 22 And you shall say they said, “The God of the Hebrews
to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says Jehovah, has met with us: let us go, please,
“Israel is my son, my firstborn: 23 three days’ journey into the wilder-
and I have said to you, ‘Let my son ness, and sacrifice to Jehovah our
go, that he may serve me’; and you God, lest he fall upon us with pesti-
have refused to let him go: behold, lence, or with the sword.” 4 And
I will slay your son, your firstborn.” the king of Egypt said to them,
’ ” 24 And it came to pass on the “Why do you, Moses and Aaron,
way at the lodging place, that Jeho- loose the people from their works?
vah met him, and sought to kill get to your burdens.” 5 And
him. 25 Then Zipporah took a flint, Pharaoh said, “Behold, the people
and cut off the foreskin of her son, of the land are now many, and you
and cast it at his feet; and she said, make them rest from their bur-
“Surely a bridegroom of blood are dens.” 6 And the same day Pharaoh
you to me.” 26 So he let him alone. commanded the taskmasters of the
Then she said, “A bridegroom of people, and their officers, saying, 7
blood are you, because of the cir- “You shall no longer give the peo-
cumcision.” ple straw to make brick, as before:
27 And Jehovah said to Aaron, let them go and gather straw for
“Go into the wilderness to meet themselves. 8 And the number of
Moses.” And he went, and met him the bricks, which they made before,
on the mountain of God, and kissed you shall lay upon them; you shall
him. 28 And Moses told Aaron all not diminish anything of it: for they
the words of Jehovah with which are idle; therefore they cry, saying,
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‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’ made our savor to be abhorred in
9 Let heavier work be laid on the the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes
men, that they may labor in it; and of his servants, to put a sword in
let them not regard lying words.” their hand to slay us.”
10 And the taskmasters of the 22 And Moses returned to Jeho-
people went out, and their officers, vah, and said, “Lord, why have you
and they spoke to the people, say- dealt ill with this people? why is it
ing, “Thus says Pharaoh, ‘I will not that you have sent me? 23 For since
give you straw. 11 Go yourselves, I came to Pharaoh to speak in your
get straw where you can find it: for name, he has dealt ill with this peo-
nothing of your work shall be di- ple; neither have you delivered
minished.’ ” 12 So the people were your people at all.”
scattered abroad throughout all the
land of Egypt to gather stubble for 6 And Jehovah said to Moses,
“Now shall you see what I will
straw. 13 And the taskmasters were do to Pharaoh: for by a strong hand
urgent saying, “Fulfill your works, shall he let them go, and by a strong
your daily tasks, as when there was hand shall he drive them out of his
straw.” 14 And the officers of the land.”
children of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s 2 And God spoke to Moses, and
taskmasters had set over them, said to him, “I am Jehovah: 3 and I
were beaten, and demanded, “Why appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and
have you not fulfilled your task to Jacob, as God Almighty; but by
both yesterday and today, in mak- my name Jehovah I was not known
ing brick as before?” to them. 4 And I have also estab-
15 Then the officers of the chil- lished my covenant with them, to
dren of Israel came and cried to give them the land of Canaan, the
Pharaoh, saying, “Why do you deal land of their sojournings, in which
thus with your servants? 16 There they sojourned. 5 And moreover I
is no straw given to your servants, have heard the groaning of the chil-
and they say to us, ‘Make brick’: dren of Israel, whom the Egyptians
and, behold, your servants are keep in bondage; and I have re-
beaten; but the fault is in your own membered my covenant. 6 There-
people.” 17 But he said, “You are fore say to the children of Israel, ‘I
idle, you are idle: therefore you say, am Jehovah, and I will bring you
‘Let us go and sacrifice to Jehovah.’ out from under the burdens of the
18 Go therefore now, and work; for Egyptians, and I will rid you out of
there shall no straw be given you, their bondage, and I will redeem
yet shall you deliver the number of you with an outstretched arm, and
bricks.” 19 And the officers of the with great judgments: 7 and I will
children of Israel saw that they take you to me for a people, and I
were in evil case, when it was said, will be to you a God; and you shall
“You shall not diminish anything know that I am Jehovah your God,
from your bricks, your daily tasks.” who brings you out from under the
20 And they met Moses and Aaron, burdens of the Egyptians. 8 And I
who stood in the way, as they came will bring you in to the land which
forth from Pharaoh: 21 and they I swore to give to Abraham, to
said to them, “Jehovah look upon Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it
you, and judge: because you have you for a heritage: I am Jehovah.’ ”
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9 And Moses spoke so to the chil- years. 21 And the sons of Izhar: Ko-
dren of Israel: but they did not lis- rah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. 22
ten to Moses for anguish of spirit, And the sons of Uzziel: Mishael,
and for cruel bondage. and Elzaphan, and Sithri. 23 And
10 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, Aaron took to himself Elisheba, the
saying, 11 “Go in, speak to Pharaoh daughter of Amminadab, the sister
king of Egypt, that he let the chil- of Nahshon, to wife; and she bore
dren of Israel go out of his land.” 12 him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and
And Moses spoke before Jehovah, Ithamar. 24 And the sons of Korah:
saying, “Behold, the children of Is- Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph;
rael have not listened to me; how these are the families of the Ko-
then shall Pharaoh hear me, who rahites. 25 And Eleazar Aaron’s son
am of uncircumcised lips?” 13 And took to himself one of the daugh-
Jehovah spoke to Moses and to ters of Putiel to wife; and she bore
Aaron, and gave them a charge to him Phinehas. These are the heads
the children of Israel, and to of the fathers’ houses of the Levites
Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the according to their families. 26 These
children of Israel out of the land of are that Aaron and Moses, to whom
Egypt. Jehovah said, “Bring out the chil-
14 These are the heads of their fa- dren of Israel from the land of
thers’ houses. The sons of Reuben Egypt according to their hosts.” 27
the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, and These are they who spoke to
Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out
the families of Reuben. 15 And the the children of Israel from Egypt:
sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, these are that Moses and Aaron.
and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, 28 And it came to pass on the day
and Shaul the son of a Canaanite when Jehovah spoke to Moses in
woman; these are the families of the land of Egypt, 29 that Jehovah
Simeon. 16 And these are the names spoke to Moses, saying, “I am Jeho-
of the sons of Levi according to vah: speak to Pharaoh king of
their generations: Gershon, and Ko- Egypt all that I speak to you.” 30
hath, and Merari; and the years of And Moses said before Jehovah,
the life of Levi were a hundred and “Behold, I am of uncircumcised
thirty-seven years. 17 The sons of lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen
Gershon: Libni and Shimei, accord- to me?”
ing to their families. 18 And the
sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar, 7 And Jehovah said to Moses,
“See, I have made you as God
and Hebron, and Uzziel; and the to Pharaoh; and Aaron your brother
years of the life of Kohath were a shall be your prophet. 2 You shall
hundred and thirty-three years. 19 speak all that I command you; and
And the sons of Merari: Mahli and Aaron your brother shall speak to
Mushi. These are the families of the Pharaoh, that he let the children of
Levites according to their genera- Israel go out of his land. 3 And I
tions. 20 And Amram took him will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and
Jochebed his father’s sister to wife; multiply my signs and my wonders
and she bore him Aaron and Moses: in the land of Egypt. 4 But Pharaoh
and the years of the life of Amram will not listen to you, and I will lay
were a hundred and thirty-seven my hand upon Egypt, and bring
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forth my hosts, my people the chil- in the wilderness”: and, behold, un-
dren of Israel, out of the land of til now you have not listened. 17
Egypt by great judgments. 5 And Thus says Jehovah, “In this you
the Egyptians shall know that I am shall know that I am Jehovah: be-
Jehovah, when I stretch forth my hold, I will strike with the rod that
hand upon Egypt, and bring out the is in my hand upon the waters
children of Israel from among which are in the river, and they
them.” 6 And Moses and Aaron did shall be turned to blood. 18 And the
so; as Jehovah commanded them, fish that are in the river shall die,
so they did. 7 And Moses was and the river shall become foul; and
eighty years old, and Aaron eighty- the Egyptians shall loathe to drink
three years old, when they spoke to water from the river.” ’ ” 19 And Je-
Pharaoh. hovah said to Moses, “Say to
8 And Jehovah spoke to Moses Aaron, ‘Take your rod, and stretch
and to Aaron, saying, 9 “When out your hand over the waters of
Pharaoh shall speak to you, saying, Egypt, over their rivers, over their
‘Show a wonder for you’; then you streams, and over their pools, and
shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod, over all their ponds of water, that
and cast it down before Pharaoh, they may become blood; and there
that it become a serpent.’ ” 10 And shall be blood throughout all the
Moses and Aaron went in to land of Egypt, both in vessels of
Pharaoh, and they did so, as Jeho- wood and in vessels of stone.’ ”
vah had commanded: and Aaron 20 And Moses and Aaron did so,
cast down his rod before Pharaoh as Jehovah commanded; and he
and before his servants, and it be- lifted up the rod, and struck the wa-
came a serpent. 11 Then Pharaoh ters that were in the river, in the
also called for the wise men and the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of
sorcerers: and they also, the magi- his servants; and all the waters that
cians of Egypt, did in like manner were in the river were turned to
with their enchantments. 12 For blood. 21 And the fish that were in
they cast down every man his rod, the river died; and the river became
and they became serpents: but foul, and the Egyptians could not
Aaron’s rod swallowed up their drink water from the river; and the
rods. 13 And Pharaoh’s heart was blood was throughout all the land
hardened, and he did not listen to of Egypt. 22 And the magicians of
them; as Jehovah had spoken. Egypt did in like manner with their
14 And Jehovah said to Moses, enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart
“Pharaoh’s heart is stubborn, he re- was hardened, and he did not listen
fuses to let the people go. 15 Get to to them; as Jehovah had spoken. 23
Pharaoh in the morning; behold, he And Pharaoh turned and went into
goes out to the water; and you shall his house, neither did he lay even
stand by the river’s brink to meet this to heart. 24 And all the Egyp-
him; and the rod which was turned tians dug all around the river for
to a serpent shall you take in your water to drink; for they could not
hand. 16 And you shall say to him, drink of the water of the river. 25
‘Jehovah, the God of the Hebrews, And seven days were fulfilled, after
has sent me to you, saying, “Let my Jehovah had struck the river.
people go, that they may serve me
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8 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, servants, and from your people;


“Go in to Pharaoh, and say to they shall remain in the river only.”
him, ‘Thus says Jehovah, “Let my 12 And Moses and Aaron went out
people go, that they may serve me. from Pharaoh: and Moses cried to
2 And if you refuse to let them go, Jehovah concerning the frogs
behold, I will strike all your borders which he had brought upon
with frogs: 3 and the river shall Pharaoh. 13 And Jehovah did ac-
swarm with frogs, which shall go cording to the word of Moses; and
up and come into your house, and the frogs died out of the houses, out
into your bedroom, and on your of the courts, and out of the fields.
bed, and into the house of your ser- 14 And they gathered them to-
vants, and on your people, and into gether in heaps; and the land stank.
your ovens, and into your kneading 15 But when Pharaoh saw that
troughs: 4 and the frogs shall come there was respite, he hardened his
up both on you, and on your peo- heart, and did not listen to them, as
ple, and on all your servants.” ’ ” 5 Jehovah had spoken.
And Jehovah said to Moses, “Say to 16 And Jehovah said to Moses,
Aaron, ‘Stretch forth your hand “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your
with your rod over the rivers, over rod, and strike the dust of the earth,
the streams, and over the pools, that it may become lice throughout
and cause frogs to come up upon all the land of Egypt.’ ” 17 And they
the land of Egypt.’ ” 6 And Aaron did so; and Aaron stretched out his
stretched out his hand over the wa- hand with his rod, and struck the
ters of Egypt; and the frogs came dust of the earth, and there were
up, and covered the land of Egypt. lice on man, and on beast; all the
7 And the magicians did in like dust of the earth became lice
manner with their enchantments, throughout all the land of Egypt. 18
and brought up frogs upon the land And the magicians did so with their
of Egypt. enchantments to bring forth lice,
8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses but they could not: and there were
and Aaron, and said, “Entreat Jeho- lice on man, and on beast. 19 Then
vah, that he take away the frogs the magicians said to Pharaoh,
from me, and from my people; and “This is the finger of God”: and
I will let the people go, that they Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and
may sacrifice to Jehovah.” 9 And he did not listen to them; as Jeho-
Moses said to Pharaoh, “Have this vah had spoken.
glory over me: against what time 20 And Jehovah said to Moses,
shall I entreat for you, and for your “Rise up early in the morning, and
servants, and for your people, that stand before Pharaoh; behold, he
the frogs be destroyed from you comes forth to the water; and say to
and your houses, and remain in the him, ‘Thus says Jehovah, “Let my
river only?” 10 And he said, people go, that they may serve me.
“Against tomorrow.” And he said, 21 Else, if you will not let my peo-
“Be it according to your word; that ple go, behold, I will send swarms
you may know that there is none of flies upon you, and upon your
like Jehovah our God. 11 And the servants, and upon your people,
frogs shall depart from you, and and into your houses: and the
from your houses, and from your houses of the Egyptians shall be full
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of swarms of flies, and also the and from his people; there re-
ground on which they are. 22 And I mained not one. 32 And Pharaoh
will set apart in that day the land of hardened his heart this time also,
Goshen, in which my people dwell, and he did not let the people go.
that no swarms of flies shall be
there; to the end you may know 9 Then Jehovah said to Moses,
“Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him,
that I am Jehovah in the midst of ‘Thus says Jehovah, the God of the
the earth. 23 And I will put a divi- Hebrews, “Let my people go, that
sion between my people and your they may serve me. 2 For if you
people: by tomorrow shall this sign refuse to let them go, and will hold
be.” ’ ” 24 And Jehovah did so; and them still, 3 behold, the hand of Je-
there came grievous swarms of flies hovah is upon your cattle which are
into the house of Pharaoh, and into in the field, upon the horses, upon
his servants’ houses: and in all the the donkeys, upon the camels,
land of Egypt the land was cor- upon the herds, and upon the
rupted by reason of the swarms of flocks: there shall be a very grievous
flies. plague. 4 And Jehovah shall make a
25 And Pharaoh called for Moses distinction between the cattle of Is-
and for Aaron, and said, “Go, sacri- rael and the cattle of Egypt; and
fice to your God in the land.” 26 there shall nothing die of all that be-
And Moses said, “It is not proper so longs to the children of Israel.” ’ ” 5
to do; for we shall sacrifice the And Jehovah appointed a set time,
abomination of the Egyptians to Je- saying, “tomorrow Jehovah shall
hovah our God: behold, shall we do this thing in the land.” 6 And Je-
sacrifice the abomination of the hovah did that thing on the next
Egyptians before their eyes, and day; and all the cattle of Egypt died;
will they not stone us? 27 We will but of the cattle of the children of Is-
go three days’ journey into the rael died not one. 7 And Pharaoh
wilderness, and sacrifice to Jehovah sent, and, behold, there was not so
our God, as he shall command us.” much as one of the cattle of the Is-
28 And Pharaoh said, “I will let you raelites dead. But the heart of
go, that you may sacrifice to Jeho- Pharaoh was stubborn, and he did
vah your God in the wilderness; not let the people go.
only you shall not go very far away: 8 And Jehovah said to Moses and
entreat for me.” 29 And Moses said, to Aaron, “Take to you handfuls of
“Behold, I go out from you, and I ashes of the furnace, and let Moses
will entreat Jehovah that the sprinkle it toward heaven in the
swarms of flies may depart from sight of Pharaoh. 9 And it shall be-
Pharaoh, from his servants, and come small dust over all the land of
from his people, tomorrow: only do Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking
not let Pharaoh deal deceitfully any forth with sores on man and on
more in not letting the people go to beast, throughout all the land of
sacrifice to Jehovah.” 30 And Moses Egypt.” 10 And they took ashes of
went out from Pharaoh, and en- the furnace, and stood before Phar-
treated Jehovah. 31 And Jehovah aoh; and Moses sprinkled it up to-
did according to the word of Moses; ward heaven; and it became a boil
and he removed the swarms of flies breaking forth with sores on man
from Pharaoh, from his servants, and on beast. 11 And the magicians
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could not stand before Moses be- heaven, that there may be hail in all
cause of the boils; for the boils were the land of Egypt, upon man, and
on the magicians, and on all the upon beast, and upon every herb of
Egyptians. 12 And Jehovah hard- the field, throughout the land of
ened the heart of Pharaoh, and he Egypt.” 23 And Moses stretched
did not listen to them, as Jehovah forth his rod toward heaven: and
had spoken to Moses. Jehovah sent thunder and hail, and
13 And Jehovah said to Moses, fire ran down to the earth; and Je-
“Rise up early in the morning, and hovah rained hail upon the land of
stand before Pharaoh, and say to Egypt. 24 So there was hail, and fire
him, ‘Thus says Jehovah, the God of mingled with the hail, very griev-
the Hebrews, “Let my people go, ous, such as had not been in all the
that they may serve me. 14 For I land of Egypt since it became a na-
will this time send all my plagues tion. 25 And the hail struck
upon your heart, and upon your throughout all the land of Egypt all
servants, and upon your people; that was in the field, both man and
that you may know that there is beast; and the hail struck every
none like me in all the earth. 15 For herb of the field, and broke every
now I have put forth my hand, and tree of the field. 26 Only in the land
struck you and your people with of Goshen, where the children of Is-
pestilence, and you have been cut rael were, was there no hail.
off from the earth: 16 but indeed for 27 And Pharaoh sent, and called
this cause have I made you to for Moses and Aaron, and said to
stand, to show you my power, and them, “I have sinned this time: Je-
that my name may be declared hovah is righteous, and I and my
throughout all the earth. 17 As yet people are wicked. 28 Entreat Jeho-
you exalt yourself against my peo- vah; for there has been enough of
ple, that you will not let them go? these mighty thunderings and hail;
18 Behold, tomorrow about this and I will let you go, and you shall
time I will cause it to rain a very stay no longer.” 29 And Moses said
grievous hail, such as has not been to him, “As soon as I am gone out
in Egypt since the day it was of the city, I will spread abroad my
founded even until now. 19 Now hands to Jehovah; the thunders
therefore send, hasten in your cattle shall cease, neither shall there be
and all that you have in the field; for any more hail; that you may know
every man and beast that shall be that the earth is Jehovah’s. 30 But as
found in the field, and shall not be for you and your servants, I know
brought home, the hail shall come that you will not yet fear Jehovah
down upon them, and they shall God.” 31 And the flax and the bar-
die.” ’ ” 20 He who feared the word ley were struck: for the barley was
of Jehovah among the servants of in the ear, and the flax was in
Pharaoh made his servants and his bloom. 32 But the wheat and the
cattle flee into the houses: 21 and he spelt were not struck: for they were
who did not regard the word of Je- not grown up. 33 And Moses went
hovah left his servants and his cat- out of the city from Pharaoh, and
tle in the field. spread abroad his hands unto Jeho-
22 And Jehovah said to Moses, vah: and the thunders and hail
“Stretch forth your hand toward ceased, and the rain was not
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poured upon the earth. 34 And that Egypt is destroyed?” 8 And
when Pharaoh saw that the rain Moses and Aaron were brought
and the hail and the thunders were again to Pharaoh: and he said to
ceased, he sinned yet more, and them, “Go, serve Jehovah your
hardened his heart, he and his ser- God; but who are those who shall
vants. 35 And the heart of Pharaoh go?” 9 And Moses said, “We will go
was hardened, and he did not let with our young and with our old;
the children of Israel go, as Jehovah with our sons and with our daugh-
had spoken by Moses. ters, with our flocks and with our

10 And Jehovah said to herds will we go; for we must hold


Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh: a feast to Jehovah.” 10 And he said
for I have hardened his heart, and to them, “So be Jehovah with you,
the heart of his servants, that I may as I will let you go, and your little
show these my signs in the midst of ones: look to it; for evil is before
them, 2 and that you may tell in the you. 11 Not so: go now you who are
ears of your son, and of your son’s men, and serve Jehovah; for that is
son, what things I have worked what you desire.” And they were
upon Egypt, and my signs which I driven out from Pharaoh’s pres-
have done among them; that you ence.
may know that I am Jehovah.” 3 12 And Jehovah said to Moses,
And Moses and Aaron went in to “Stretch out your hand over the
Pharaoh, and said to him, “Thus land of Egypt for the locusts, that
says Jehovah, the God of the He- they may come up upon the land of
brews, ‘How long will you refuse to Egypt, and eat every herb of the
humble yourself before me? let my land, even all that the hail has left.”
people go, that they may serve me. 13 And Moses stretched forth his
4 Else, if you refuse to let my people rod over the land of Egypt, and Je-
go, behold, tomorrow will I bring hovah brought an east wind upon
locusts into your border: 5 and they the land all that day, and all the
shall cover the face of the earth, so night; and when it was morning,
that one shall not be able to see the the east wind brought the locusts.
earth: and they shall eat the residue 14 And the locusts went up over all
of that which is escaped, which re- the land of Egypt, and rested in all
mains to you from the hail, and the borders of Egypt; very grievous
shall eat every tree which grows for were they; before them there were
you out of the field: 6 and your no such locusts as they, neither after
houses shall be filled, and the them shall be such. 15 For they cov-
houses of all your servants, and the ered the face of the whole earth, so
houses of all the Egyptians; as nei- that the land was darkened; and
ther your fathers nor your fathers’ they ate every herb of the land, and
fathers have seen, since the day that all the fruit of the trees which the
they were upon the earth to this hail had left: and there remained
day.’ ” And he turned, and went out not any green thing, either tree or
from Pharaoh. 7 And Pharaoh’s ser- herb of the field, through all the
vants said to him, “How long shall land of Egypt. 16 Then Pharaoh
this man be a snare to us? let the called for Moses and Aaron in
men go, that they may serve Jeho- haste; and he said, “I have sinned
vah their God: do you not yet know against Jehovah your God, and
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against you. 17 Now therefore for- again no more.”
give, please, my sin only this once,
and entreat Jehovah your God, that
he may take away from me this 11 And Jehovah said unto
Moses, “Yet one plague more
death only.” 18 And he went out will I bring upon Pharaoh, and
from Pharaoh, and entreated Jeho- upon Egypt; afterwards he will let
vah. 19 And Jehovah turned an ex- you go from here: when he shall let
ceeding strong west wind, which you go, he shall surely thrust you
took up the locusts, and drove them out from here altogether. 2 Speak
into the Red Sea; there remained now in the ears of the people, and
not one locust in all the border of let them ask every man of his
Egypt. 20 But Jehovah hardened neighbor, and every woman of her
Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let neighbor, jewels of silver, and jew-
the children of Israel go. els of gold.” 3 And Jehovah gave
21 And Jehovah said to Moses, the people favor in the sight of the
“Stretch out your hand toward Egyptians. Moreover the man
heaven, that there may be darkness Moses was very great in the land of
over the land of Egypt, even dark- Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s ser-
ness which may be felt.” 22 And vants, and in the sight of the peo-
Moses stretched forth his hand to- ple.
ward heaven; and there was a thick 4 And Moses said, “Thus says Je-
darkness in all the land of Egypt hovah, ‘About midnight will I go
three days; 23 they did not see one out into the midst of Egypt: 5 and
another, neither rose any one from all the firstborn in the land of Egypt
his place for three days: but all the shall die, from the firstborn of
children of Israel had light in their Pharaoh who sits on his throne,
dwellings. 24 And Pharaoh called even to the firstborn of the maidser-
to Moses, and said, “Go, serve Jeho- vant who is behind the mill; and all
vah; only let your flocks and your the firstborn of cattle. 6 And there
herds be left behind: let your little shall be a great cry throughout all
ones also go with you.” 25 And the land of Egypt, such as there has
Moses said, “You must also give not been, nor shall be any more. 7
into our hand sacrifices and burnt But against any of the children of
offerings, that we may sacrifice to Israel shall not a dog move his
Jehovah our God. 26 Our cattle also tongue, against man or beast: that
shall go with us; there not a hoof you may know that Jehovah makes
shall be left behind: for of it must a distinction between the Egyptians
we take to serve Jehovah our God; and Israel. 8 And all these your ser-
and we do not know with what we vants shall come down to me, and
must serve Jehovah, until we come bow down themselves to me, say-
there.” 27 But Jehovah hardened ing, “Get out, and all the people
Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not who follow you”: and after that I
let them go. 28 And Pharaoh said to will go out.’ And he went out from
him, “Get from me, take heed to Pharaoh in hot anger.
yourself, see my face no more; for 9 And Jehovah said to Moses,
in the day you see my face you shall “Pharaoh will not listen to you; that
die.” 29 And Moses said, “You have my wonders may be multiplied in
spoken well; I will see your face the land of Egypt.” 10 And Moses
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and Aaron did all these wonders vah’s passover. 12 For I will go
before Pharaoh: and Jehovah hard- through the land of Egypt in that
ened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did night, and will strike all the first-
not let the children of Israel go out born in the land of Egypt, both man
of his land. and beast; and against all the gods

12 And Jehovah spoke to of Egypt I will execute judgments: I


Moses and Aaron in the land am Jehovah. 13 And the blood shall
of Egypt, saying, 2 “This month be to you for a token on the houses
shall be to you the beginning of where you are: and when I see the
months: it shall be the first month blood, I will pass over you, and
of the year to you. 3 Speak to all the there shall no plague be upon you
congregation of Israel, saying, ‘In to destroy you, when I strike the
the tenth day of this month they land of Egypt. 14 And this day shall
shall take to them every man a be to you for a memorial, and you
lamb, according to their fathers’ shall keep it a feast to Jehovah:
houses, a lamb for a household: 4 throughout your generations you
and if the household is too little for shall keep it a feast by an ordinance
a lamb, then shall he and his neigh- for ever.
bor next to his house take one ac- 15 “Seven days shall you eat un-
cording to the number of the souls; leavened bread; even the first day
according to every man’s eating you shall put away leaven out of
you shall make your count for the your houses: for whosoever eats
lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without leavened bread from the first day
blemish, a male a year old: you until the seventh day, that soul shall
shall take it from the sheep, or from be cut off from Israel. 16 And in the
the goats: 6 and you shall keep it first day there shall be to you a holy
until the fourteenth day of the same convocation, and in the seventh
month; and the whole assembly of day a holy convocation; no manner
the congregation of Israel shall kill of work shall be done in them, ex-
it at evening. 7 And they shall take cept that which every man must
of the blood, and put it on the two eat, that only may be done by you.
doorposts and on the lintel, upon 17 And you shall observe the feast of
the houses in which they shall eat unleavened bread; for in this very
it. 8 And they shall eat the flesh in same day have I brought your hosts
that night, roast with fire, and un- out of the land of Egypt: therefore
leavened bread; with bitter herbs shall you observe this day through-
they shall eat it. 9 Do not eat of it out your generations by an ordi-
raw, nor boiled at all with water, nance for ever. 18 In the first month,
but roast with fire; its head with its on the fourteenth day of the month
legs and with the inner parts of it. at evening, you shall eat unleav-
10 And you shall let nothing of it re- ened bread, until the twenty-first
main until the morning; but that day of the month at evening. 19
which remains of it until the morn- Seven days shall there be no leaven
ing you shall burn with fire. 11 And found in your houses: for whoso-
thus shall you eat it: with your loins ever eats that which is leavened,
girded, your sandals on your feet, that soul shall be cut off from the
and your staff in your hand; and congregation of Israel, whether he
you shall eat it in haste: it is Jeho- be a sojourner, or one who is born
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in the land. 20 You shall eat nothing And Pharaoh rose up in the night,
leavened; in all your habitations he, and all his servants, and all the
shall you eat unleavened bread.” Egyptians; and there was a great
21 Then Moses called for all the cry in Egypt, for there was not a
elders of Israel, and said to them, house where there was not one
“Draw out, and take lambs accord- dead. 31 And he called for Moses
ing to your families, and kill the and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise
passover. 22 And you shall take a up, get you forth from among my
bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the people, both you and the children
blood that is in the basin, and strike of Israel; and go, serve Jehovah, as
the lintel and the two doorposts you have said. 32 Take both your
with the blood that is in the basin; flocks and your herds, as you have
and none of you shall go out of the said, and be gone; and bless me
door of his house until the morn- also.” 33 And the Egyptians were
ing. 23 For Jehovah will pass urgent upon the people, to send
through to strike the Egyptians; them out of the land in haste; for
and when he sees the blood on the they said, “We are all dead men.” 34
lintel, and on the two doorposts, Je- And the people took their dough
hovah will pass over the door, and before it was leavened, their knead-
will not allow the destroyer to come ing troughs being bound up in their
in to your houses to strike you. 24 clothes on their shoulders. 35 And
And you shall observe this thing for the children of Israel did according
an ordinance to you and to your to the word of Moses; and they
sons for ever. 25 And it shall come asked of the Egyptians jewels of sil-
to pass, when you come to the land ver, and jewels of gold, and cloth-
which Jehovah will give you, ac- ing: 36 and Jehovah gave the people
cording as he has promised, that favor in the sight of the Egyptians,
you shall keep this service. 26 And so that they let them have what
it shall come to pass, when your they asked. And they despoiled the
children shall say to you, ‘What do Egyptians.
you mean by this service?’ 27 that 37 And the children of Israel jour-
you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of neyed from Rameses to Succoth,
Jehovah’s passover, who passed about six hundred thousand on
over the houses of the children of foot who were men, besides chil-
Israel in Egypt, when he struck the dren. 38 And a mixed multitude
Egyptians, and delivered our went up also with them; and flocks,
houses.’ ” And the people bowed and herds, even very much cattle.
the head and worshipped. 28 And 39 And they baked unleavened
the children of Israel went and did cakes of the dough which they
so; as Jehovah had commanded brought forth out of Egypt; for it
Moses and Aaron, so they did. was not leavened, because they
29 And it came to pass at mid- were thrust out of Egypt, and could
night, that Jehovah struck all the not delay, neither had they pre-
firstborn in the land of Egypt, from pared for themselves any provi-
the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on sions. 40 Now the time that the
his throne to the firstborn of the children of Israel dwelt in Egypt
captive who was in the dungeon; was four hundred and thirty years.
and all the firstborn of cattle. 30 41 And it came to pass at the end of
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four hundred and thirty years, even came out from Egypt, out of the
the very same day it came to pass, house of bondage; for by strength
that all the hosts of Jehovah went of hand Jehovah brought you out
out from the land of Egypt. 42 It is a from this place: there shall no leav-
night to be much observed to Jeho- ened bread be eaten. 4 This day you
vah for bringing them out from the go forth in the month Abib. 5 And it
land of Egypt: this is that night of shall be, when Jehovah shall bring
Jehovah, to be much observed by you into the land of the Canaanite,
all the children of Israel throughout and the Hittite, and the Amorite,
their generations. and the Hivite, and the Jebusite,
43 And Jehovah said to Moses which he swore to your fathers to
and Aaron, “This is the ordinance give you, a land flowing with milk
of the passover: there shall no for- and honey, that you shall keep this
eigner eat of it; 44 but every man’s service in this month. 6 Seven days
servant who is bought for money, you shall eat unleavened bread,
when you have circumcised him, and in the seventh day shall be a
then shall he eat of it. 45 A so- feast to Jehovah. 7 Unleavened
journer and a hired servant shall bread shall be eaten throughout the
not eat of it. 46 In one house shall it seven days; and there shall no leav-
be eaten; you shall not carry forth ened bread be seen with you, nei-
anything of the flesh abroad out of ther shall there be leaven seen with
the house; neither shall you break a you, in all your borders. 8 And you
bone of it. 47 All the congregation shall tell your son in that day, say-
of Israel shall keep it. 48 And when ing, ‘It is because of that which Je-
a stranger shall sojourn with you, hovah did for me when I came forth
and will keep the passover to Jeho- out of Egypt.’ 9 And it shall be for a
vah, let all his males be circum- sign to you upon your hand, and
cised, and then let him come near for a memorial between your eyes,
and keep it; and he shall be as one that the law of Jehovah may be in
who is born in the land: but no un- your mouth: for with a strong hand
circumcised person shall eat of it. has Jehovah brought you out of
49 One law shall be to him who is Egypt. 10 You shall therefore keep
native, and to the stranger who so- this ordinance in its season from
journs among you.” 50 Thus did all year to year.
the children of Israel; as Jehovah 11 “And it shall be, when Jehovah
commanded Moses and Aaron, so shall bring you into the land of the
they did. 51 And it came to pass the Canaanite, as he swore to you and
very same day, that Jehovah to your fathers, and shall give it
brought the children of Israel out of you, 12 that you shall set apart to
the land of Egypt by their hosts. Jehovah all that opens the womb,

13 And Jehovah spoke to and every firstborn which you have


Moses, saying, 2 “Sanctify to that comes from a beast; the males
me all the firstborn, whatsoever shall be Jehovah’s. 13 And every
opens the womb among the chil- firstborn of a donkey you shall re-
dren of Israel, both of man and of deem with a lamb; and if you will
beast: it is mine.” not redeem it, then you shall break
3 And Moses said to the people, its neck: and all the firstborn of man
“Remember this day, in which you among your sons shall you redeem.
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14 And it shall be, when your son
asks you in time to come, saying, 14 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to
‘What is this?’ that you shall say to the children of Israel, that they turn
him, ‘By strength of hand Jehovah back and encamp before Pi-hahi-
brought us out from Egypt, from roth, between Migdol and the sea,
the house of bondage: 15 and it before Baal-zephon: opposite it
came to pass, when Pharaoh would shall you encamp by the sea. 3 And
hardly let us go, that Jehovah slew Pharaoh will say of the children of
all the firstborn in the land of Israel, ‘They are entangled in the
Egypt, both the firstborn of man, land, the wilderness has shut them
and the firstborn of beast: therefore in.’ 4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s
I sacrifice to Jehovah all that opens heart, and he shall follow after
the womb, being males; but all the them; and I will get honor upon
firstborn of my sons I redeem.’ 16 Pharaoh, and upon all his host: and
And it shall be for a sign on your the Egyptians shall know that I am
hand, and for frontlets between Jehovah.” And they did so. 5 And it
your eyes: for by strength of hand was told the king of Egypt that the
Jehovah brought us forth out of people had fled: and the heart of
Egypt.” Pharaoh and of his servants was
17 And it came to pass, when changed towards the people, and
Pharaoh had let the people go, that they said, “What is this we have
God did not lead them by the way done, that we have let Israel go
of the land of the Philistines, al- from serving us?” 6 And he made
though that was near; for God said, ready his chariot, and took his peo-
“Lest perhaps the people repent ple with him: 7 and he took six hun-
when they see war, and they return dred chosen chariots, and all the
to Egypt”: 18 but God led the peo- chariots of Egypt, and captains over
ple around, by the way of the all of them. 8 And Jehovah hard-
wilderness by the Red Sea: and the ened the heart of Pharaoh king of
children of Israel went up armed Egypt, and he pursued after the
out of the land of Egypt. 19 And children of Israel: for the children of
Moses took the bones of Joseph Israel went out with a high hand. 9
with him: for he had strictly sworn And the Egyptians pursued after
the children of Israel, saying, “God them, all the horses and chariots of
will surely visit you; and you shall Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his
carry up my bones away from here army, and overtook them encamp-
with you.” 20 And they took their ing by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth,
journey from Succoth, and en- before Baal-zephon.
camped in Etham, in the edge of the 10 And when Pharaoh drew near,
wilderness. 21 And Jehovah went the children of Israel lifted up their
before them by day in a pillar of eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians
cloud, to lead them the way, and by were marching after them; and they
night in a pillar of fire, to give them were severely afraid: and the chil-
light; that they might go by day and dren of Israel cried out to Jehovah.
by night: 22 the pillar of cloud by 11 And they said to Moses, “Be-
day, and the pillar of fire by night, cause there were no graves in
did not depart from before the peo- Egypt, have you taken us away to
ple. die in the wilderness? why have
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you dealt thus with us, to bring us the sea dry land, and the waters
forth out of Egypt? 12 Is not this the were divided. 22 And the children
word that we spoke to you in of Israel went into the midst of the
Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone, that sea on the dry ground: and the wa-
we may serve the Egyptians?’ For it ters were a wall to them on their
were better for us to serve the right hand, and on their left. 23 And
Egyptians, than that we should die the Egyptians pursued, and went in
in the wilderness.” 13 And Moses after them into the midst of the sea,
said to the people, “Do not fear, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots,
stand still, and see the salvation of and his horsemen. 24 And it came
Jehovah, which he will work for to pass in the morning watch, that
you today: for the Egyptians whom Jehovah looked forth upon the host
you have seen today, you shall see of the Egyptians through the pillar
them again no more for ever. 14 Je- of fire and of cloud, and confused
hovah will fight for you, and you the army of the Egyptians. 25 And
shall hold your peace.” he took off their chariot wheels, and
15 And Jehovah said to Moses, they drove them heavily; so that the
“Why do you cry unto me? speak to Egyptians said, “Let us flee from
the children of Israel, that they go the face of Israel; for Jehovah fights
forward. 16 And lift up your rod, for them against the Egyptians.”
and stretch out your hand over the 26 And Jehovah said to Moses,
sea, and divide it: and the children “Stretch out your hand over the sea,
of Israel shall go into the midst of that the waters may come again
the sea on dry ground. 17 And I, be- upon the Egyptians, upon their
hold, I will harden the hearts of the chariots, and upon their horse-
Egyptians, and they shall go in after men.” 27 And Moses stretched
them: and I will get honor upon forth his hand over the sea, and the
Pharaoh, and upon all his army, sea returned to its strength when
upon his chariots, and upon his the morning appeared; and the
horsemen. 18 And the Egyptians Egyptians fled against it; and Jeho-
shall know that I am Jehovah, when vah overthrew the Egyptians in the
I have gotten honor upon Pharaoh, midst of the sea. 28 And the waters
upon his chariots, and upon his returned, and covered the chariots,
horsemen.” 19 And the angel of and the horsemen, even all the
God, who went before the camp of army of Pharaoh that went in after
Israel, removed and went behind them into the sea; there remained
them; and the pillar of cloud re- not so much as one of them. 29 But
moved from before them, and the children of Israel walked on dry
stood behind them: 20 and it came land in the midst of the sea; and the
between the camp of Egypt and the waters were a wall to them on their
camp of Israel; and there was the right hand, and on their left. 30
cloud and the darkness, yet gave it Thus Jehovah saved Israel that day
light by night: and the one did not out of the hand of the Egyptians;
come near the other all the night. and Israel saw the Egyptians dead
21 And Moses stretched out his on the seashore. 31 And Israel saw
hand over the sea; and Jehovah the great work which Jehovah did
caused the sea to go back by a strong upon the Egyptians, and the people
east wind all the night, and made feared Jehovah: and they believed
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in Jehovah, and in his servant They sank as lead in the mighty
Moses. waters.

15 Then sang Moses and the 11 Who is like you, O Jehovah,


children of Israel this song to
Jehovah, and spoke, saying,
among the gods?
Who is like you, glorious in
“I will sing to Jehovah, for he has holiness,
triumphed gloriously: Fearful in praises, doing
The horse and his rider has he wonders?
thrown into the sea. 12 You stretch out your right hand,
2 Jehovah is my strength and song, The earth swallowed them.
And he has become my salvation: 13 You in your lovingkindness
This is my God, and I will praise have led the people that you
him; have redeemed:
My father’s God, and I will exalt You have guided them in your
him. strength to your holy
3 Jehovah is a man of war: habitation.
Jehovah is his name. 14 The peoples have heard, they
4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his army tremble:
has he cast into the sea; Pangs have taken hold on the
And his chosen captains are sunk inhabitants of Philistia.
in the Red Sea. 15 Then were the chiefs of Edom
5 The deeps cover them: dismayed;
They went down into the depths The mighty men of Moab,
like a stone. trembling takes hold upon
6 Your right hand, O Jehovah, is them:
glorious in power, All the inhabitants of Canaan
Your right hand, O Jehovah, are melted away.
dashes in pieces the enemy. 16 Terror and dread falls upon
7 And in the greatness of your ex- them;
cellency you overthrow those By the greatness of your arm
who rise up against you: they are as still as a stone;
You send forth your wrath, it con- Until your people pass over, O
sumes them as stubble. Jehovah,
8 And with the blast of your nos- Until the people pass over
trils the waters were piled up, whom you have purchased.
The floods stood upright as a 17 You will bring them in, and
heap; plant them in the mountain of
The deeps were congealed in the your inheritance,
heart of the sea. The place, O Jehovah, which
9 The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I you have made for you to
will overtake, I will divide the dwell in,
spoil; The sanctuary, O Lord, which
My desire shall be satisfied upon your hands have established.
them; 18 Jehovah shall reign for ever and
I will draw my sword, my hand ever.”
shall destroy them.’ 19 For the horses of Pharaoh went
10 You blew with your wind, the in with his chariots and with his
sea covered them: horsemen into the sea, and Jehovah
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brought back the waters of the sea Sin, which is between Elim and
upon them; but the children of Is- Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the
rael walked on dry land in the second month after their departing
midst of the sea. 20 And Miriam the out of the land of Egypt. 2 And the
prophetess, the sister of Aaron, whole congregation of the children
took a timbrel in her hand; and all of Israel murmured against Moses
the women went out after her with and against Aaron in the wilder-
timbrels and with dances. 21 And ness: 3 and the children of Israel
Miriam answered them, said to them, “Would that we had
“Sing to Jehovah, for he has died by the hand of Jehovah in the
triumphed gloriously; land of Egypt, when we sat by the
The horse and his rider has he flesh pots, when we ate bread to the
thrown into the sea.” full; for you have brought us forth
22 And Moses led Israel onward into this wilderness, to kill this
from the Red Sea, and they went whole assembly with hunger.”
out into the wilderness of Shur; and 4 Then said Jehovah to Moses,
they went three days in the wilder- “Behold, I will rain bread from
ness, and found no water. 23 And heaven for you; and the people
when they came to Marah, they shall go out and gather a day’s por-
could not drink of the waters of tion every day, that I may test them,
Marah, for they were bitter: there- whether they will walk in my law,
fore the name of it was called or not. 5 And it shall come to pass
Marah. 24 And the people mur- on the sixth day, that they shall pre-
mured against Moses, saying, pare that which they bring in, and it
“What shall we drink?” 25 And he shall be twice as much as they
cried to Jehovah; and Jehovah gather daily.” 6 And Moses and
showed him a tree, and he cast it Aaron said to all the children of Is-
into the waters, and the waters rael, “At evening, then you shall
were made sweet. There he made know that Jehovah has brought you
for them a statute and an ordi- out from the land of Egypt; 7 and in
nance, and there he tested them; 26 the morning, then you shall see the
and he said, “If you will diligently glory of Jehovah; for he hears your
listen to the voice of Jehovah your murmurings against Jehovah: and
God, and will do that which is right what are we, that you murmur
in his eyes, and will give ear to his against us?” 8 And Moses said,
commandments, and keep all his “This shall be, when Jehovah shall
statutes, I will put none of the dis- give you in the evening flesh to eat,
eases upon you, which I have put and in the morning bread to the
upon the Egyptians: for I am Jeho- full; for Jehovah hears your mur-
vah who heals you.” murings which you murmur
27 And they came to Elim, where against him: and what are we? your
were twelve springs of water, and murmurings are not against us, but
seventy palm trees: and they en- against Jehovah.” 9 And Moses said
camped there by the waters. to Aaron, “Say to all the congrega-

16 And they took their jour- tion of the children of Israel, ‘Come
ney from Elim, and all the near before Jehovah; for he has
congregation of the children of Is- heard your murmurings.’ ” 10 And
rael came unto the wilderness of it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to
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the whole congregation of the chil- by morning, every man according
dren of Israel, that they looked to- to his eating: and when the sun be-
ward the wilderness, and, behold, came hot, it melted. 22 And it came
the glory of Jehovah appeared in to pass, that on the sixth day they
the cloud. 11 And Jehovah spoke to gathered twice as much bread, two
Moses, saying, 12 “I have heard the omers for each one: and all the
murmurings of the children of Is- rulers of the congregation came and
rael: speak to them, saying, ‘At told Moses. 23 And he said to them,
evening you shall eat flesh, and in “This is that which Jehovah has
the morning you shall be filled with spoken, “Tomorrow is a solemn
bread: and you shall know that I am rest, a holy sabbath to Jehovah:
Jehovah your God.’ ” bake that which you will bake, and
13 And it came to pass at evening, boil that which you will boil; and
that the quails came up, and cov- all that remains over lay up for you
ered the camp: and in the morning to be kept until the morning.” 24
the dew lay all around the camp. 14 And they laid it up until the morn-
And when the dew that lay was ing, as Moses commanded: and it
gone up, behold, upon the face of did not become foul, neither was
the wilderness a small round thing, there any worm in it. 25 And Moses
small as the frost on the ground. 15 said, “Eat that today; for today is a
And when the children of Israel sabbath to Jehovah: today you shall
saw it, they said one to another, not find it in the field. 26 Six days
“What is it?” for they did not know you shall gather it; but on the sev-
what it was. And Moses said to enth day is the sabbath, in it there
them, “It is the bread which Jeho- shall be none.” 27 And it came to
vah has given you to eat. 16 This is pass on the seventh day, that there
the thing which Jehovah has com- went out some of the people to
manded, ‘Gather of it every man gather, and they found none. 28
according to his eating; an omer a And Jehovah said to Moses, “How
head, according to the number of long do you refuse to keep my com-
your persons, shall you take it, ev- mandments and my laws? 29 See,
ery man for those who are in his for Jehovah has given you the Sab-
tent.’ ” 17 And the children of Israel bath, therefore he gives you on the
did so, and gathered some more, sixth day the bread of two days; re-
some less. 18 And when they mea- main every man in his place, let no
sured it with an omer, he who gath- man go out of his place on the sev-
ered much had nothing over, and enth day.” 30 So the people rested
he who gathered little had no lack; on the seventh day.
they gathered every man according 31 And the house of Israel called
to his eating. 19 And Moses said to the name of it Manna: and it was
them, “Let no man leave of it until like coriander seed, white; and the
the morning. 20 Notwithstanding taste of it was like wafers made with
they did not listen to Moses; but honey. 32 And Moses said, “This is
some of them left of it until the the thing which Jehovah has com-
morning, and it bred worms, and manded, ‘Let an omerful of it be
became foul: and Moses was angry kept throughout your generations,
with them. that they may see the bread with
21 And they gathered it morning which I fed you in the wilderness,
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when I brought you forth from the place Massah, and Meribah, be-
land of Egypt.’ ” 33 And Moses said cause of the striving of the children
to Aaron, “Take a pot, and put an of Israel, and because they tempted
omerful of manna in it, and lay it Jehovah, saying, “Is Jehovah
up before Jehovah, to be kept among us, or not?”
throughout your generations.” 34 8 Then came Amalek, and fought
As Jehovah commanded Moses, so with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And
Aaron laid it up before the Testi- Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us
mony, to be kept. 35 And the chil- out men, and go out, fight with
dren of Israel ate the manna forty Amalek: tomorrow I will stand on
years, until they came to a land in- the top of the hill with the rod of
habited; they ate the manna, until God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did
they came to the borders of the land as Moses had said to him, and
of Canaan. 36 Now an omer is the fought with Amalek: and Moses,
tenth part of an ephah. Aaron, and Hur went up to the top

17 And all the congregation of of the hill. 11 And it came to pass,


the children of Israel jour- when Moses held up his hand, that
neyed from the wilderness of Sin, Israel prevailed; and when he let
by their journeys, according to the down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
commandment of Jehovah, and en- 12 But Moses’ hands were heavy;
camped in Rephidim: and there and they took a stone, and put it
was no water for the people to under him, and he sat on it; and
drink. 2 Therefore the people strove Aaron and Hur held up his hands,
with Moses, and said, “Give us wa- the one on the one side, and the
ter that we may drink.” And Moses other on the other side; and his
said to them, “Why do you strive hands were steady until the going
with me? why do you tempt Jeho- down of the sun. 13 And Joshua de-
vah?” 3 And the people thirsted feated Amalek and his people with
there for water; and the people the edge of the sword. 14 And Jeho-
murmured against Moses, and vah said to Moses, “Write this for a
said, “Why have you brought us up memorial in a book, and rehearse it
out of Egypt, to kill us and our chil- in the ears of Joshua: that I will ut-
dren and our cattle with thirst?” 4 terly blot out the remembrance of
And Moses cried to Jehovah, say- Amalek from under heaven.” 15
ing, “What shall I do to this people? And Moses built an altar, and called
they are almost ready to stone me.” the name of it Jehovah-nissi; 16
5 And Jehovah said to Moses, “Pass And he said, “Jehovah has sworn:
on before the people, and take with Jehovah will have war with Amalek
you of the elders of Israel; and your from generation to generation.”
rod, with which you struck the
river, take in your hand, and go. 6 18 Now Jethro, the priest of
Midian, Moses’ father-in-
Behold, I will stand before you law, heard of all that God had done
there upon the rock in Horeb; and for Moses, and for Israel his people,
you shall strike the rock, and there how that Jehovah had brought Is-
shall come water out of it, that the rael out of Egypt. 2 And Jethro,
people may drink.” And Moses did Moses’ father-in-law, took Zippo-
so in the sight of the elders of Israel. rah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent
7 And he called the name of the her away, 3 and her two sons; of
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whom the name of the one was the evening. 14 And when Moses’
Gershom; for he said, “I have been father-in-law saw all that he did to
a sojourner in a foreign land”: 4 and the people, he said, “What is this
the name of the other was Eliezer; thing that you do to the people?
for he said, The God of my father why are you sitting yourself alone,
was my help, and delivered me and all the people stand around
from the sword of Pharaoh. 5 And you from morning to evening?” 15
Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came And Moses said to his father-in-
with his sons and his wife to Moses law, “Because the people come to
into the wilderness where he was me to inquire of God: 16 when they
encamped, at the mount of God: 6 have a matter, they come to me; and
and he said to Moses, “I, your fa- I judge between a man and his
ther-in-law Jethro, have come to neighbor, and I make them know
you, and your wife, and her two the statutes of God, and his laws.”
sons with her.” 7 And Moses went 17 And Moses’ father-in-law said to
out to meet his father-in-law, and him, “The thing that you do is not
did obeisance, and kissed him: and good. 18 You will surely wear away,
they asked each other of their wel- both you, and this people who is
fare; and they came into the tent. 8 with you: for the thing is too heavy
And Moses told his father-in-law for you; you are not able to perform
all that Jehovah had done to it yourself alone. 19 Listen now to
Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for my voice, I will give you counsel,
Israel’s sake, all the travail that had and God be with you: be for the
come upon them by the way, and people toward God, and bring the
how Jehovah delivered them. 9 causes to God: 20 and you shall
And Jethro rejoiced for all the good- teach them the statutes and the
ness which Jehovah had done to Is- laws, and shall show them the way
rael, in that he had delivered them in which they must walk, and the
out of the hand of the Egyptians. 10 work that they must do. 21 More-
And Jethro said, “Blessed be Jeho- over you shall provide out of all the
vah, who has delivered you out of people able men, such as fear God,
the hand of the Egyptians, and out men of truth, hating unjust gain;
of the hand of Pharaoh; who has and place such over them, to be
delivered the people from under rulers of thousands, rulers of hun-
the hand of the Egyptians. 11 Now dreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of
I know that Jehovah is greater than tens: 22 and let them judge the peo-
all gods; yes, in the thing in which ple at all seasons: and it shall be,
they dealt proudly against them.” that every great matter they shall
12 And Jethro, Moses’ father-in- bring to you, but every small mat-
law, took a burnt offering and sacri- ter they shall judge themselves: so
fices for God: and Aaron came, and shall it be easier for yourself, and
all the elders of Israel, to eat bread they shall bear the burden with you.
with Moses’ father-in-law before 23 If you shall do this thing, and
God. God command you so, then you
13 And it came to pass on the next shall be able to endure, and all this
day, that Moses sat to judge the people also shall go to their place in
people: and the people stood peace.” 24 So Moses listened to the
around Moses from the morning to voice of his father-in-law, and did
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all that he had said. 25 And Moses that the people may hear when I
chose able men out of all Israel, and speak with you, and may also be-
made them heads over the people, lieve you for ever.” And Moses told
rulers of thousands, rulers of hun- the words of the people to Jehovah.
dreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of 10 And Jehovah said to Moses, “Go
tens. 26 And they judged the people to the people, and sanctify them to-
at all seasons: the hard causes they day and tomorrow, and let them
brought to Moses, but every small wash their garments, 11 and be
matter they judged themselves. 27 ready against the third day; for the
And Moses let his father-in-law de- third day Jehovah will come down
part; and he went his way into his in the sight of all the people upon
own land. Mount Sinai. 12 And you shall set

19 In the third month after the bounds to the people all around,
children of Israel were gone saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves,
forth out of the land of Egypt, the that you do not go up into the
same day they came into the mountain, or touch the border of it:
wilderness of Sinai. 2 And when whosoever touches the mountain
they had departed from Rephidim, shall be surely put to death: 13 no
and had come to the wilderness of hand shall touch him, but he shall
Sinai, they encamped in the wilder- surely be stoned, or shot through;
ness; and there Israel encamped be- whether it be beast or man, he shall
fore the mountain. 3 And Moses not live: when the trumpet sounds
went up to God, and Jehovah called long, they shall come up to the
to him out of the mountain, saying, mountain.’ ” 14 And Moses went
“Thus shall you say to the house of down from the mountain to the
Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: people, and sanctified the people;
4 ‘You have seen what I did to the and they washed their garments. 15
Egyptians, and how I bore you on And he said to the people, “Be
eagles’ wings, and brought you to ready against the third day: do not
myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will come near a woman.”
obey my voice indeed, and keep 16 And it came to pass on the
my covenant, then you shall be my third day, when it was morning,
own possession from among all that there were thunders and light-
peoples: for all the earth is mine: 6 nings, and a thick cloud upon the
and you shall be to me a kingdom mountain, and the voice of a trum-
of priests, and a holy nation.’ These pet exceedingly loud; and all the
are the words which you shall people who were in the camp trem-
speak unto the children of Israel.” bled. 17 And Moses brought forth
7 And Moses came and called for the people out of the camp to meet
the elders of the people, and set be- God; and they stood at the lowest
fore them all these words which Je- part of the mountain. 18 And
hovah commanded him. 8 And all Mount Sinai, the whole of it,
the people answered together, and smoked, because Jehovah de-
said, “All that Jehovah has spoken scended upon it in fire; and the
we will do.” And Moses reported smoke of it ascended as the smoke
the words of the people to Jehovah. of a furnace, and the whole moun-
9 And Jehovah said to Moses, “Be- tain quaked greatly. 19 And when
hold, I come to you in a thick cloud, the voice of the trumpet became
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louder and louder, Moses spoke, mandments.
and God answered him by a voice. 7 You shall not take the name of
20 And Jehovah came down upon Jehovah your God in vain; for Jeho-
Mount Sinai, to the top of the vah will not hold him guiltless who
mountain: and Jehovah called takes his name in vain.
Moses to the top of the mountain; 8 Remember the Sabbath day, to
and Moses went up. 21 And Jeho- keep it holy. 9 Six days shall you la-
vah said to Moses, “Go down, bor, and do all your work; 10 but
charge the people, lest they break the seventh day is a Sabbath to Je-
through to Jehovah to gaze, and hovah your God: in it you shall not
many of them perish. 22 And let the do any work, you, nor your son,
priests also, who come near to Jeho- nor your daughter, your male ser-
vah, sanctify themselves, lest Jeho- vant, nor your female servant, nor
vah break forth upon them.” 23 your cattle, nor your stranger who
And Moses said to Jehovah, “The is within your gates: 11 for in six
people cannot come up to Mount days Jehovah made heaven and
Sinai: for you charged us, saying, earth, the sea, and all that in them
‘Set bounds around the mountain, is, and rested the seventh day:
and sanctify it.’ ” 24 And Jehovah therefore Jehovah blessed the Sab-
said to him, “Go, get down; and bath day, and hallowed it.
you shall come up, you, and Aaron 12 Honor your father and your
with you: but do not let the priests mother, that your days may be long
and the people break through to in the land which Jehovah your
come up to Jehovah, lest he break God gives you.
forth upon them.” 25 So Moses 13 You shall not kill.
went down to the people, and told 14 You shall not commit adultery.
them. 15 You shall not steal.

20 And God spoke all these


words, saying,
2 “I am Jehovah your God, who
16 You shall not bear false witness
against your neighbor.
17 You shall not covet your neigh-
brought you out of the land of bor’s house, you shall not covet
Egypt, out of the house of bondage. your neighbor’s wife, nor his male
3 You shall have no other gods be- servant, nor his female servant, nor
fore me. his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything
4 You shall not make to you a that is your neighbor’s.”
graven image, nor any likeness of 18 And all the people perceived
any thing that is in heaven above, or the thunderings, and the light-
that is in the earth beneath, or that nings, and the voice of the trumpet,
is in the water under the earth: 5 and the mountain smoking: and
you shall not bow down yourself to when the people saw it, they trem-
them, nor serve them; for I Jehovah bled, and stood afar off. 19 And
your God am a jealous God, visit- they said to Moses, “Speak with us,
ing the iniquity of the fathers upon and we will hear; but do not let God
the children, upon the third and speak with us, lest we die.” 20 And
upon the fourth generation of those Moses said to the people, “Do not
who hate me, 6 and showing lov- fear: for God is come to test you,
ingkindness to thousands of those and that his fear may be before you,
who love me and keep my com- that you do not sin.” 21 And the
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people stood afar off, and Moses she does not please her master, who
drew near to the thick darkness has betrothed her to himself, then
where God was. shall he let her be redeemed: to sell
22 And Jehovah said to Moses, her to a foreign people he shall
“Thus you shall say to the children have no power, seeing he has dealt
of Israel, ‘You yourselves have seen deceitfully with her. 9 And if he be-
that I have talked with you from troths her to his son, he shall deal
heaven. 23 You shall not make other with her after the manner of daugh-
gods with me; gods of silver, or gods ters. 10 If he takes to him another
of gold, you shall not make to you. wife; her food, her clothing, and her
24 An altar of earth you shall make duty of marriage, shall he not di-
to me, and shall sacrifice on it your minish. 11 And if he does not do
burnt offerings, and your peace these three things to her, then shall
offerings, your sheep, and your ox- she go out for nothing, without
en: in every place where I record money.
my name I will come to you and I 12 He who sticks a man, so that he
will bless you. 25 And if you make dies, shall surely be put to death. 13
me an altar of stone, you shall not And if a man did not lie in wait, but
build it of hewn stones; for if you God delivered him into his hand;
lift up your tool upon it, you have then I will appoint you a place to
polluted it. 26 Neither shall you go which he shall flee. 14 And if a man
up by steps to my altar, that your comes presumptuously upon his
nakedness be not uncovered on it.’ neighbor, to slay him with deceit;

21 Now these are the ordi- you shall take him from my altar,
nances which you shall set that he may die.
before them. 15 And he who strikes his father,
2 If you buy a Hebrew servant, six or his mother, shall be surely put to
years he shall serve: and in the sev- death.
enth he shall go out free for noth- 16 And he who steals a man, and
ing. 3 If he comes in by himself, he sells him, or if he is found in his
shall go out by himself: if he is mar- hand, he shall surely be put to
ried, then his wife shall go out with death.
him. 4 If his master gives him a wife 17 And he who curses his father
and she bears him sons or daugh- or his mother, shall surely be put to
ters; the wife and her children shall death.
be her master’s, and he shall go out 18 And if men contend, and one
by himself. 5 But if the servant shall strikes the other with a stone, or
plainly say, ‘I love my master, my with his fist, and he does not die,
wife, and my children; I will not go but keeps his bed; 19 if he rises
out free’: 6 then his master shall again, and walks abroad upon his
bring him to God, and shall bring staff, then shall he who struck him
him to the door, or to the doorpost; be free: only he shall pay for the
and his master shall bore his ear loss of his time, and shall cause him
through with an awl; and he shall to be thoroughly healed.
serve him for ever. 20 And if a man strikes his ser-
7 And if a man sells his daughter vant, or his maid, with a rod, and
to be a female servant, she shall not he dies under his hand; he shall
go out as the male servants do. 8 If surely be punished. 21 Notwith-
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standing, if he continues a day or make it good; he shall give money
two, he shall not be punished: for to the owner of it, and the dead
he is his money. beast shall be his.
22 And if men strive together, and 35 And if one man’s ox hurt an-
hurt a woman with child, so that other’s, so that it dies, then they
her fruit departs, and yet no harm shall sell the live ox, and divide the
follows; he shall be surely fined, ac- price of it; and the dead also they
cording as the woman’s husband shall divide. 36 Or if it be known
shall lay upon him; and he shall that the ox was accustomed to gore
pay as the judges determine. 23 But in time past, and its owner has not
if any harm follow, then you shall kept it in; he shall surely pay ox for
give life for life, 24 eye for eye, ox, and the dead beast shall be his
tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot own.
for foot, 25 burning for burning,
wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 22 If a man shall steal an ox, or
a sheep, and kill it, or sell it;
26 And if a man strikes the eye of he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and
his servant, or the eye of his maid, four sheep for a sheep. 2 If the thief
and destroy it; he shall let him go is found breaking in, and is struck
free for his eye’s sake. 27 And if he so that he dies, there shall be no
strikes out his male servant’s tooth, bloodguiltiness for him. 3 If the sun
or his female servant’s tooth, he is risen upon him, there shall be
shall let him go free for his tooth’s bloodguiltiness for him; he shall
sake. make restitution: if he has nothing,
28 And if an ox gore a man or a then he shall be sold for his theft. 4
woman to death, the ox shall be If the theft be found in his hand
surely stoned, and its flesh shall not alive, whether it be ox, or donkey,
be eaten; but the owner of the ox or sheep, he shall pay double.
shall be free. 29 But if the ox was ac- 5 If a man shall cause a field or
customed to gore in time past, and vineyard to be eaten, and shall let
it has been testified to its owner, his beast loose, and it feed in an-
and he has not kept it in, but it has other man’s field; of the best of his
killed a man or a woman; the ox own field, and of the best of his
shall be stoned, and its owner also own vineyard, shall he make resti-
shall be put to death. 30 If there be tution.
laid on him a ransom, then he shall 6 If fire breaks out, and catches in
give for the redemption of his life thorns, so that the shocks of grain,
whatsoever is laid upon him. 31 or the standing grain, or the field
Whether it has gored a son, or has are consumed; he who kindled the
gored a daughter, according to this fire shall surely make restitution.
judgment shall it be done to him. 32 7 If a man shall deliver to his
If the ox gore a male servant or a fe- neighbor money or stuff to keep,
male servant, there shall be given to and it is stolen out of the man’s
their master thirty shekels of silver, house; if the thief is found, he shall
and the ox shall be stoned. pay double. 8 If the thief is not
33 And if a man shall open a pit, found, then the master of the house
or if a man shall dig a pit and not shall come near to God, to see
cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls whether he has not put his hand to
in it, 34 the owner of the pit shall his neighbor’s goods. 9 For every
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matter of trespass, whether it is for fatherless child. 23 If you afflict
ox, for donkey, for sheep, for cloth- them at all, and they cry at all to
ing, or for any manner of lost thing, me, I will surely hear their cry; 24
of which one says, ‘This is it’, the and my wrath shall become hot,
cause of both parties shall come be- and I will kill you with the sword;
fore God; he whom God shall con- and your wives shall be widows,
demn shall pay double to his and your children fatherless.
neighbor. 25 If you lend money to any of my
10 If a man delivers to his neigh- people with you who is poor, you
bor a donkey, or an ox, or a sheep, shall not be to him as a creditor; nei-
or any beast, to keep; and it dies, or ther shall you lay upon him inter-
is hurt, or driven away, no man see- est. 26 If you at all take your
ing it: 11 the oath of Jehovah shall neighbor’s garment to pledge, you
be between them both, whether he shall restore it to him before the sun
has not put his hand to his neigh- does down: 27 for that is his only
bor’s goods; and the owner of it covering, it is his garment for his
shall accept it, and he shall not skin: in what shall he sleep? and it
make restitution. 12 But if it is shall come to pass, when he cries to
stolen from him, he shall make me, that I will hear; for I am gra-
restitution to the owner of it. 13 If it cious.
is torn in pieces, let him bring it for 28 You shall not revile God, nor
witness: he shall not make good curse a ruler of your people. 29 You
that which was torn. shall not delay to offer of your har-
14 And if a man borrows anything vest, and of the outflow of your
of his neighbor, and it is hurt, or presses. The firstborn of your sons
dies, the owner of it not being with shall you give to me. 30 Likewise
it, he shall surely make restitution. shall you do with your oxen, and
15 If the owner of it is with it, he with your sheep: seven days it shall
shall not make it good: if it is a be with its dam; on the eighth day
hired thing, it came for its hire. you shall give it me. 31 And you
16 And if a man entices a virgin shall be holy men to me: therefore
who is not betrothed, and lies with you shall not eat any flesh that is
her, he shall surely pay a dowry for torn of beasts in the field; you shall
her to be his wife. 17 If her father cast it to the dogs.
utterly refuses to give her to him,
he shall pay money according to
the dowry of virgins.
23 You shall not take up a
false report: do not put your
hand with the wicked to be an un-
18 You shall not suffer a sorceress righteous witness. 2 You shall not
to live. follow a multitude to do evil; nei-
19 Whosoever lies with a beast ther shall you speak in a cause to
shall surely be put to death. turn aside after a multitude to twist
20 He who sacrifices to any god, justice: 3 neither shall you favor a
except to Jehovah only, shall be ut- poor man in his cause.
terly destroyed. 21 And a sojourner 4 If you meet your enemy’s ox or
shall you not wrong, neither shall his donkey going astray, you shall
you oppress him: for you were so- surely bring it back to him again. 5
journers in the land of Egypt. 22 If you see the donkey of him who
You shall not afflict any widow, or hate you lying under his burden,
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you shall refrain from leaving him, Three times in the year all your
you shall surely release it with him. males shall appear before the Lord
6 You shall not twist the justice Jehovah.
due to your poor in his cause. 7 18 You shall not offer the blood of
Keep far from a false matter; and my sacrifice with leavened bread;
the innocent and righteous do not neither shall the fat of my feast re-
slay: for I will not justify the main all night until the morning. 19
wicked. 8 And you shall take no The first of the first fruits of your
bribe: for a bribe blinds those who ground you shall bring into the
have sight, and perverts the words house of Jehovah your God. You
of the righteous. 9 And a sojourner shall not boil a kid in its mother’s
shall you not oppress: for you milk.
know the heart of a sojourner, see- 20 Behold, I send an angel before
ing you were sojourners in the land you, to keep you by the way, and to
of Egypt. bring you into the place which I
10 And six years you shall sow have prepared. 21 Take heed before
your land, and shall gather in the him, and listen to his voice; do not
increase of it: 11 but the seventh provoke him; for he will not pardon
year you shall let it rest and lie fal- your transgression: for my name is
low; that the poor of your people in him. 22 But if you shall indeed
may eat: and what they leave the listen to his voice, and do all that I
beast of the field shall eat. In like speak; then I will be an enemy to
manner you shall deal with your your enemies, and an adversary to
vineyard, and with your olive your adversaries. 23 For my angel
grove. 12 Six days you shall do shall go before you, and bring you
your work, and on the seventh day in to the Amorite, and the Hittite,
you shall rest; that your ox and and the Perizzite, and the Canaan-
your donkey may have rest, and the ite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: and
son of your handmaid, and the so- I will cut them off. 24 You shall not
journer, may be refreshed. 13 And bow down to their gods, nor serve
in all things that I have said to you them, nor do after their works; but
take heed: and make no mention of you shall utterly overthrow them,
the name of other gods, neither let and break in pieces their pillars. 25
it be heard out of your mouth. And you shall serve Jehovah your
14 Three times you shall keep a God, and he will bless your bread,
feast to me in the year. 15 The feast and your water; and I will take sick-
of unleavened bread shall you ness away from the midst of you. 26
keep: seven days you shall eat un- There shall none cast her young,
leavened bread, as I commanded nor be barren, in your land: the
you, at the time appointed in the number of your days I will fulfill.
month Abib (for in it you came out 27 I will send my terror before you,
from Egypt); and none shall appear and will confuse all the people to
before me empty: 16 and the feast whom you will come, and I will
of harvest, the first fruits of your make all your enemies turn their
labors, which you sow in the field: backs to you. 28 And I will send the
and the feast of ingathering, at the hornet before you, which shall
end of the year, when you gather in drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite,
your labors out of the field. 17 and the Hittite, from before you. 29
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I will not drive them out from be- and they said, “All that Jehovah has
fore you in one year, lest the land spoken will we do, and be obedi-
become desolate, and the beasts of ent.” 8 And Moses took the blood,
the field multiply against you. 30 and sprinkled it on the people, and
By little and little I will drive them said, “Behold the blood of the
out from before you, until you are covenant, which Jehovah has made
increased, and inherit the land. 31 with you concerning all these
And I will set your border from the words.”
Red Sea even unto the sea of the 9 Then went up Moses, and
Philistines, and from the wilder- Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and sev-
ness to the River: for I will deliver enty of the elders of Israel: 10 and
the inhabitants of the land into your they saw the God of Israel; and
hand: and you shall drive them out there was under his feet as it were a
before you. 32 You shall make no paved work of sapphire stone, and
covenant with them, nor with their as it were the very heaven for clear-
gods. 33 They shall not dwell in ness. 11 And upon the nobles of the
your land, lest they make you sin children of Israel he laid not his
against me; for if you serve their hand: and they beheld God, and
gods, it will surely be a snare to did eat and drink.
you.” 12 And Jehovah said to Moses,

24 And he said to Moses, “Come up to me into the mountain,


“Come up to Jehovah, you, and be there: and I will give you the
and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and tables of stone, and the law and the
seventy of the elders of Israel; and commandment, which I have writ-
worship afar off: 2 and Moses alone ten, that you may teach them.” 13
shall come near to Jehovah; but And Moses rose up, and Joshua his
they shall not come near; neither minister: and Moses went up into
shall the people go up with him.” 3 the mountain of God. 14 And he
And Moses came and told the peo- said to the elders, “Remain here for
ple all the words of Jehovah, and all us, until we come again to you: and,
the ordinances: and all the people behold, Aaron and Hur are with
answered with one voice, and said, you: whosoever has a cause, let him
“All the words which Jehovah has come near to them.” 15 And Moses
spoken will we do.” 4 And Moses went up into the mountain, and the
wrote all the words of Jehovah, and cloud covered the mountain. 16
rose up early in the morning, and And the glory of Jehovah abode
built an altar under the mountain, upon Mount Sinai, and the cloud
and twelve pillars, according to the covered it six days: and the seventh
twelve tribes of Israel. 5 And he day he called to Moses out of the
sent young men of the children of midst of the cloud. 17 And the ap-
Israel, who offered burnt offerings, pearance of the glory of Jehovah
and sacrificed peace offerings of was like devouring fire on the top
oxen to Jehovah. 6 And Moses took of the mountain in the eyes of the
half of the blood, and put it in children of Israel. 18 And Moses en-
basins; and half of the blood he tered into the midst of the cloud,
sprinkled on the altar. 7 And he and went up into the mountain:
took the book of the covenant, and and Moses was in the mountain
read in the audience of the people: forty days and forty nights.
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25 And Jehovah spoke to the breadth of it. 18 And you shall


Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to make two cherubim of gold; of
the children of Israel, that they take beaten work shall you make them,
for me an offering: of every man at the two ends of the mercy seat. 19
whose heart makes him willing you And make one cherub at the one
shall take my offering. 3 And this is end, and one cherub at the other
the offering which you shall take of end: of one piece with the mercy
them: gold, and silver, and brass, 4 seat shall you make the cherubim
and blue, and purple, and scarlet, on the two ends of it. 20 And the
and fine linen, and goats’ hair, 5 and cherubim shall spread out their
rams’ skins dyed red, and seal- wings on high, covering the mercy
skins, and acacia wood, 6 oil for the seat with their wings, with their
light, spices for the anointing oil, faces to one another; toward the
and for the sweet incense, 7 onyx mercy seat shall the faces of the
stones, and stones to be set, for the cherubim be. 21 And you shall put
ephod, and for the breastplate. 8 the mercy seat above upon the ark;
And let them make me a sanctuary, and in the ark you shall put the tes-
that I may dwell among them. 9 Ac- timony that I shall give you. 22 And
cording to all that I show you, the there I will meet with you, and I
pattern of the tabernacle, and the will commune with you from
pattern of all the furniture of it, above the mercy seat, from between
even so shall you make it. the two cherubim which are upon
10 And they shall make an ark of the ark of the testimony, of all
acacia wood: two and a half cubits things which I will give you in com-
shall be the length of it, and a cubit mandment to the children of Israel.
and a half the breadth of it, and a 23 And you shall make a table of
cubit and a half the height of it. 11 acacia wood: two cubits shall be the
And you shall overlay it with pure length of it, and a cubit the breadth
gold, inside and outside shall you of it, and a cubit and a half the
overlay it, and shall make upon it a height of it. 24 And you shall over-
crown of gold all around. 12 And lay it with pure gold, and make to it
you shall cast four rings of gold for a crown of gold all around. 25 And
it, and put them in the four feet of you shall make to it a border of a
it; and two rings shall be on the one handbreadth all around; and you
side of it, and two rings on the other shall make a golden crown to the
side of it. 13 And you shall make border of it all around. 26 And you
poles of acacia wood, and overlay shall make for it four rings of gold,
them with gold. 14 And you shall and put the rings in the four cor-
put the poles into the rings on the ners that are on the four feet of it. 27
sides of the ark, with which to bear Close by the border shall the rings
the ark. 15 The poles shall be in the be, for places for the poles to bear
rings of the ark: they shall not be the table. 28 And you shall make
taken from it. 16 And you shall put the poles of acacia wood, and over-
into the ark the testimony which I lay them with gold, that the table
shall give you. 17 And you shall may be borne with them. 29 And
make a mercy seat of pure gold: you shall make the dishes of it, and
two and a half cubits shall be the the spoons of it, and the pitchers of
length of it, and a cubit and a half it, and the bowls of it, with which to
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pour out: of pure gold shall you bim the work of the skillful work-
make them. 30 And you shall set on man shall you make them. 2 The
the table showbread before me al- length of each curtain shall be
ways. twenty-eight cubits, and the
31 And you shall make a candle- breadth of each curtain four cubits:
stick of pure gold: of beaten work all the curtains shall have one mea-
shall the candlestick be made, even sure. 3 Five curtains shall be cou-
its base, and its shaft; its cups, its pled together to one another; and
knops, and its flowers, shall be of the other five curtains shall be cou-
one piece with it: 32 and there shall pled to one another. 4 And you
be six branches going out of the shall make loops of blue on the
sides of it; three branches of the edge of the one curtain from the
candlestick out of the one side of it, selvedge in the coupling; and like-
and three branches of the candle- wise shall you make in the edge of
stick out of the other side of it: 33 the curtain that is outermost in the
three cups made like almond blos- second coupling. 5 Fifty loops shall
soms in one branch, a knop and a you make in the one curtain, and
flower; and three cups made like al- fifty loops shall you make in the
mond blossom in the other branch, edge of the curtain that is in the sec-
a knop and a flower: so for the six ond coupling; the loops shall be op-
branches going out of the candle- posite to one another. 6 And you
stick: 34 and in the candlestick four shall make fifty clasps of gold, and
cups made like almond blossoms, couple the curtains to one another
the knops of it, and the flowers of it; with the clasps: and the tabernacle
35 and a knop under two branches shall be one whole.
of one piece with it, and a knop un- 7 And you shall make curtains of
der two branches of one piece with goats’ hair for a tent over the taber-
it, and a knop under two branches nacle: eleven curtains shall you
of one piece with it, for the six make them. 8 The length of each
branches going out of the candle- curtain shall be thirty cubits, and
stick. 36 Their knops and their the breadth of each curtain four cu-
branches shall be of one piece with bits: the eleven curtains shall have
it; the whole of it one beaten work one measure. 9 And you shall cou-
of pure gold. 37 And you shall ple five curtains by themselves, and
make the lamps of it, seven: and six curtains by themselves, and
they shall light the lamps of it, to shall double over the sixth curtain
give light adjacent to it. 38 And the in the forefront of the tent. 10 And
snuffers of it, and the pans of it, you shall make fifty loops on the
shall be of pure gold. 39 Of a talent edge of the one curtain that is out-
of pure gold shall it be made, with ermost in the coupling, and fifty
all these vessels. 40 And see that loops on the edge of the curtain
you make them after their pattern, which is outermost in the second
which has been showed you on the coupling. 11 And you shall make
mountain. fifty clasps of brass, and put the

26 Moreover you shall make clasps into the loops, and couple
the tabernacle with ten cur- the tent together, that it may be one.
tains; of fine twined linen, and blue, 12 And the overhanging part that
and purple, and scarlet, with cheru- remains of the curtains of the tent,
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the half curtain that remains, shall another board.
hang over the back of the taberna- 26 And you shall make bars of
cle. 13 And the cubit on the one acacia wood: five for the boards of
side, and the cubit on the other the one side of the tabernacle, 27
side, of that which remains in the and five bars for the boards of the
length of the curtains of the tent, other side of the tabernacle, and
shall hang over the sides of the five bars for the boards of the side
tabernacle on this side and on that of the tabernacle, for the rear part
side, to cover it. 14 And you shall westward. 28 And the middle bar
make a covering for the tent of in the midst of the boards shall pass
rams’ skins dyed red, and a cover- through from end to end. 29 And
ing of sealskins above. you shall overlay the boards with
15 And you shall make the boards gold, and make their rings of gold
for the tabernacle of acacia wood, for places for the bars: and you
standing up. 16 Ten cubits shall be shall overlay the bars with gold. 30
the length of a board, and a cubit And you shall rear up the taberna-
and a half the breadth of each cle according to the fashion of it
board. 17 Two tenons shall there be which has been shown you on the
in each board, joined one to anoth- mountain.
er: thus shall you make for all the 31 And you shall make a veil of
boards of the tabernacle. 18 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and
you shall make the boards for the fine twined linen: with cherubim
tabernacle, twenty boards for the the work of the skillful workman
south side southward. 19 And you shall it be made: 32 and you shall
shall make forty sockets of silver hang it on four pillars of acacia
under the twenty boards; two sock- overlaid with gold; their hooks shall
ets under one board for its two be of gold, on four sockets of silver.
tenons, and two sockets under an- 33 And you shall hang up the veil
other board for its two tenons: 20 under the clasps, and shall bring in
and for the second side of the taber- there within the veil the ark of the
nacle, on the north side, twenty testimony: and the veil shall sepa-
boards, 21 and their forty sockets of rate to you between the holy place
silver; two sockets under one and the most holy. 34 And you shall
board, and two sockets under an- put the mercy seat on the ark of the
other board. 22 And for the rear testimony in the most holy place. 35
part of the tabernacle westward And you shall set the table outside
you shall make six boards. 23 And the veil, and the candlestick oppo-
two boards shall you make for the site the table on the side of the
corners of the tabernacle in the rear tabernacle toward the south: and
part. 24 And they shall be double you shall put the table on the north
beneath, and in like manner they side.
shall be entirely to the top of it to 36 And you shall make a screen
one ring: thus shall it be for them for the door of the Tent, of blue, and
both; they shall be for the two cor- purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
ners. 25 And there shall be eight linen, the work of the embroiderer.
boards, and their sockets of silver, 37 And you shall make for the
sixteen sockets; two sockets under screen five pillars of acacia, and
one board, and two sockets under overlay them with gold: their hooks
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shall be of gold: and you shall cast side shall be hangings of fifty cu-
five sockets of brass for them. bits; their pillars ten, and their sock-

27 And you shall make the al- ets ten. 13 And the breadth of the
tar of acacia wood, five cu- court on the east side eastward
bits long, and five cubits broad; the shall be fifty cubits. 14 The hang-
altar shall be foursquare: and the ings for the one side of the gate shall
height of it shall be three cubits. 2 be fifteen cubits; their pillars three,
And you shall make the horns of it and their sockets three. 15 And for
on the four corners of it; the horns the other side shall be hangings of
of it shall be of one piece with it: fifteen cubits; their pillars three,
and you shall overlay it with brass. and their sockets three. 16 And for
3 And you shall make its pots to the gate of the court shall be a
take away its ashes, and its shovels, screen of twenty cubits, of blue, and
and its basins, and its flesh hooks, purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
and its firepans: all the vessels of it linen, the work of the embroiderer;
you shall make of brass. 4 And you their pillars four, and their sockets
shall make for it a grating of net- four. 17 All the pillars of the court
work of brass: and on the net shall all around shall be filleted with sil-
you make four brazen rings in the ver; their hooks of silver, and their
four corners of it. 5 And you shall sockets of brass. 18 The length of
put it under the ledge around the the court shall be a hundred cubits,
altar beneath, that the net may and the breadth fifty every where,
reach halfway up the altar. 6 And and the height five cubits, of fine
you shall make poles for the altar, twined linen, and their sockets of
poles of acacia wood, and overlay brass. 19 All the instruments of the
them with brass. 7 And the poles of tabernacle in all the service of it,
it shall be put into the rings, and the and all the pins of it, and all the
staves shall be on the two sides of pins of the court, shall be of brass.
the altar, in bearing it. 8 Hollow 20 And you shall command the
with planks shall you make it: as it children of Israel, that they bring to
has been shown you on the moun- you pure olive oil beaten for the
tain, so shall they make it. light, to cause a lamp to burn con-
9 And you shall make the court of tinually. 21 In the tent of meeting,
the tabernacle: for the south side outside the veil which is before the
southward there shall be hangings testimony, Aaron and his sons shall
for the court of fine twined linen a keep it in order from evening to
hundred cubits long for one side: 10 morning before Jehovah: it shall be
and the pillars of it shall be twenty, a statute for ever throughout their
and their sockets twenty, of brass; generations on the behalf of the
the hooks of the pillars and their fil- children of Israel.
lets shall be of silver. 11 And like-
wise for the north side in length 28 And bring near to you
Aaron your brother, and his
there shall be hangings a hundred sons with him, from among the
cubits long, and the pillars of it children of Israel, that he may min-
twenty, and their sockets twenty, of ister to me in the priest’s office,
brass; the hooks of the pillars, and even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu,
their fillets, of silver. 12 And for the Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.
breadth of the court on the west 2 And you shall make holy gar-
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ments for Aaron your brother, for before Jehovah on his two shoul-
glory and for beauty. 3 And you ders for a memorial. 13 And you
shall speak to all who are wise- shall make settings of gold, 14 and
hearted, whom I have filled with two chains of pure gold; like cords
the spirit of wisdom, that they shall you make them, of wreathed
make Aaron’s garments to sanctify work: and you shall put the
him, that he may minister to me in wreathed chains on the settings.
the priest’s office. 4 And these are 15 And you shall make a breast-
the garments which they shall plate of judgment, the work of the
make: a breastplate, and an ephod, skillful workman; like the work of
and a robe, and a tunic of checker the ephod you shall make it; of
work, a mitre, and a sash: and they gold, of blue, and purple, and scar-
shall make holy garments for let, and fine twined linen, shall you
Aaron your brother, and his sons, make it. 16 Foursquare it shall be
that he may minister to me in the and double; a span shall be the
priest’s office. 5 And they shall take length of it, and a span the breadth
the gold, and the blue, and the pur- of it. 17 And you shall set in it set-
ple, and the scarlet, and the fine tings of stones, four rows of stones:
linen. a row of sardius, topaz, and carbun-
6 And they shall make the ephod cle shall be the first row; 18 and the
of gold, of blue, and purple, scarlet, second row an emerald, a sapphire,
and fine twined linen, the work of and a diamond; 19 and the third
the skillful workman. 7 It shall have row a jacinth, an agate, and an
two shoulder pieces joined to the amethyst; 20 and the fourth row a
two ends of it, that it may be joined beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper:
together. 8 And the skillfully woven they shall be enclosed in gold in
band, which is upon it, with which their settings. 21 And the stones
to gird it on, shall be like the work shall be according to the names of
of it and of the same piece; of gold, the children of Israel, twelve, ac-
of blue, and purple, and scarlet, cording to their names; like the en-
and fine twined linen. 9 And you gravings of a signet, every one
shall take two onyx stones, and en- according to his name, they shall be
grave on them the names of the for the twelve tribes. 22 And you
children of Israel: 10 six of their shall make on the breastplate
names on the one stone, and the chains like cords, of wreathed work
names of the six who remain on the of pure gold. 23 And you shall
other stone, according to their birth. make on the breastplate two rings
11 With the work of an engraver in of gold, and shall put the two rings
stone, like the engravings of a on the two ends of the breastplate.
signet, shall you engrave the two 24 And you shall put the two
stones, according to the names of wreathed chains of gold in the two
the children of Israel: you shall rings at the ends of the breastplate.
make them to be enclosed in set- 25 And the other two ends of the
tings of gold. 12 And you shall put two wreathed chains you shall put
the two stones on the shoulder on the two settings, and put them
pieces of the ephod, to be stones of on the shoulder pieces of the ephod
memorial for the children of Israel: in the front of it. 26 And you shall
and Aaron shall bear their names make two rings of gold, and you
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shall put them on the two ends of that he does not die.
the breastplate, on the edge of it, 36 And you shall make a plate of
which is toward the side of the pure gold, and engrave on it, like
ephod inward. 27 And you shall the engravings of a signet, HOLY
make two rings of gold, and shall TO JEHOVAH. 37 And you shall
put them on the two shoulder put it on a lace of blue, and it shall
pieces of the ephod underneath, in be on the turban; on the forefront of
the front of it, close by the coupling the turban it shall be. 38 And it shall
of it, above the skillfully woven be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron
band of the ephod. 28 And they shall bear the iniquity of the holy
shall bind the breastplate by the things, which the children of Israel
rings of it to the rings of the ephod shall hallow in all their holy gifts;
with a lace of blue, that it may be on and it shall be always on his fore-
the skillfully woven band of the head, that they may be accepted be-
ephod, and that the breastplate is fore Jehovah. 39 And you shall
not loosed from the ephod. 29 And weave the coat in checker work of
Aaron shall bear the names of the fine linen, and you shall make a tur-
children of Israel in the breastplate ban of fine linen, and you shall
of judgment on his heart, when he make a sash, the work of the em-
goes in to the holy place, for a broiderer.
memorial before Jehovah continu- 40 And for Aaron’s sons you shall
ally. 30 And you shall put in the make tunics, and you shall make
breastplate of judgment the Urim for them sashes, and head-bands
and the Thummim; and they shall shall you make for them, for glory
be on Aaron’s heart, when he goes and for beauty. 41 And you shall
in before Jehovah: and Aaron shall put them on Aaron your brother,
bear the judgment of the children of and on his sons with him, and shall
Israel on his heart before Jehovah anoint them, and consecrate them,
continually. and sanctify them, that they may
31 And you shall make the robe of minister to me in the priest’s office.
the ephod all of blue. 32 And it shall 42 And you shall make them linen
have a hole for the head in the breeches to cover the flesh of their
midst of it: it shall have a binding of nakedness; from the loins even to
woven work all around the hole of the thighs they shall reach: 43 and
it, as it were the hole of a coat of they shall be on Aaron, and on his
mail, that it is not torn. 33 And on sons, when they go in to the tent of
the hems of it you shall make meeting, or when they come near to
pomegranates of blue, and of pur- the altar to minister in the holy
ple, and of scarlet, all around the place; that they do not bear iniquity,
hems of it; and bells of gold be- and die: it shall be a statute for ever
tween them all around: 34 a golden to him and to his seed after him.
bell and a pomegranate, a golden
bell and a pomegranate, on the 29 And this is the thing that
you shall do to those to hal-
skirts of the robe all around. 35 And low them, to minister to me in the
it shall be on Aaron to minister: and priest’s office: take one young bull
the sound of it shall be heard when and two rams without blemish, 2
he goes in to the holy place before and unleavened bread, and cakes
Jehovah, and when he comes out, unleavened mingled with oil, and
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wafers unleavened anointed with 16 And you shall slay the ram, and
oil: of fine wheat flour shall you you shall take its blood, and sprin-
make them. 3 And you shall put kle it all around on the altar. 17 And
them into one basket, and bring you shall cut the ram into its pieces,
them in the basket, with the bull and wash its inner parts, and its
and the two rams. 4 And Aaron and legs, and put them with its pieces,
his sons you shall bring to the door and with its head. 18 And you shall
of the tent of meeting, and shall burn the whole ram on the altar: it
wash them with water. 5 And you is a burnt offering to Jehovah; it is a
shall take the garments, and put on sweet savor, an offering made by
Aaron the tunic, and the robe of the fire to Jehovah.
ephod, and the ephod, and the 19 And you shall take the other
breastplate, and gird him with the ram; and Aaron and his sons shall
skillfully woven band of the ephod; lay their hands upon the head of
6 and you shall set the turban on his the ram. 20 Then shall you kill the
head, and put the holy crown on ram, and take of its blood, and put
the turban. 7 Then shall you take it on the tip of the right ear of
the anointing oil, and pour it on his Aaron, and on the tip of the right
head, and anoint him. 8 And you ear of his sons, and on the thumb of
shall bring his sons, and put tunics their right hand, and on the great
on them. 9 And you shall gird them toe of their right foot, and sprinkle
with sashes, Aaron and his sons, the blood on the altar all around. 21
and bind head-bands on them: and And you shall take of the blood that
they shall have the priesthood by a is on the altar, and of the anointing
perpetual statute: and you shall oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron, and
consecrate Aaron and his sons. on his garments, and on his sons,
10 And you shall bring the bull and on the garments of his sons
before the tent of meeting: and with him: and he shall be hallowed,
Aaron and his sons shall lay their and his garments, and his sons, and
hands on the head of the bull. 11 his sons’ garments with him. 22
And you shall kill the bull before Je- Also you shall take of the ram the
hovah, at the door of the tent of fat, and the fat tail, and the fat that
meeting. 12 And you shall take of covers the inner parts, and the lobe
the blood of the bull, and put it on of the liver, and the two kidneys,
the horns of the altar with your fin- and the fat that is on them, and the
ger; and you shall pour out all the right thigh (for it is a ram of conse-
blood at the base of the altar. 13 cration), 23 and one loaf of bread,
And you shall take all the fat that and one cake of oiled bread, and
covers the inner parts, and the lobe one wafer, out of the basket of un-
on the liver, and the two kidneys, leavened bread that is before Jeho-
and the fat that is on them, and vah: 24 and you shall put the whole
burn them on the altar. 14 But the on the hands of Aaron, and on the
flesh of the bull, and its skin, and its hands of his sons, and shall wave
dung, shall you burn with fire out- them for a wave offering before Je-
side the camp: it is a sin offering. hovah. 25 And you shall take them
15 You shall also take the one ram; from their hands, and burn them on
and Aaron and his sons shall lay the altar on the burnt offering, for a
their hands on the head of the ram. sweet savor before Jehovah: it is an
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offering made by fire to Jehovah. them. 36 And every day shall you
26 And you shall take the breast of offer the bull of sin offering for
Aaron’s ram of consecration, and atonement: and you shall cleanse
wave it for a wave offering before the altar, when you make atone-
Jehovah: and it shall be your por- ment for it; and you shall anoint it,
tion. 27 And you shall sanctify the to sanctify it. 37 Seven days you
breast of the wave offering, and the shall make atonement for the altar,
thigh of the heave offering, which is and sanctify it: and the altar shall be
waved, and which is heaved up, of most holy; whatsoever touches the
the ram of consecration, even of altar shall be holy.
that which is for Aaron, and of that 38 Now this is that which you
which is for his sons: 28 and it shall shall offer on the altar: two lambs a
be for Aaron and his sons as their year old day by day continually. 39
portion for ever from the children The one lamb you shall offer in the
of Israel; for it is a heave offering: morning; and the other lamb you
and it shall be a heave offering from shall offer at evening: 40 and with
the children of Israel of the sacri- the one lamb a tenth part of an ephah
fices of their peace offerings, even of fine flour mingled with the
their heave offering to Jehovah. fourth part of a hin of beaten oil,
29 And the holy garments of and the fourth part of a hin of wine
Aaron shall be for his sons after for a drink offeering. 41 And the
him, to be anointed in them, and to other lamb you shall offer at
be consecrated in them. 30 Seven evening, and shall do to it accord-
days shall the son who is priest in ing to the meal offering of the
his place put them on, when he morning, and according to the
comes into the tent of meeting to drink offering of it, for a sweet sa-
minister in the holy place. vor, an offering made by fire to Je-
31 And you shall take the ram of hovah. 42 It shall be a continual
consecration, and boil its flesh in a burnt offering throughout your
holy place. 32 And Aaron and his generations at the door of the tent
sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, of meeting before Jehovah, where I
and the bread that is in the basket, will meet with you, to speak there
at the door of the tent of meeting. 33 to you. 43 And there I will meet
And they shall eat those things with the children of Israel; and the
with which atonement was made, Tent shall be sanctified by my glory.
to consecrate and to sanctify them: 44 And I will sanctify the tent of
but a stranger shall not eat of it, be- meeting, and the altar: Aaron also
cause they are holy. 34 And if any- and his sons will I sanctify, to min-
thing of the flesh of the ister to me in the priest’s office. 45
consecration, or of the bread, re- And I will dwell among the chil-
mains to the morning, then you dren of Israel, and will be their
shall burn the remainder with fire: God. 46 And they shall know that I
it shall not be eaten, because it is am Jehovah their God, who
holy. brought them forth out of the land
35 And thus shall you do to of Egypt, that I might dwell among
Aaron, and to his sons, according to them: I am Jehovah their God.
all that I have commanded you:
seven days shall you consecrate 30
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acacia wood shall you make it. 2 A when you number them. 13 This
cubit shall be the length of it, and a they shall give, every one who
cubit the breadth of it; foursquare passes over to them who are num-
shall it be; and two cubits shall be bered, half a shekel after the shekel
the height of it: the horns of it shall of the sanctuary; (the shekel is
be of one piece with it. 3 And you twenty gerahs), half a shekel for an
shall overlay it with pure gold, the offering to Jehovah. 14 Every one
top of it, and the sides of it all who passes over to them who are
around, and the horns of it; and you numbered, from twenty years old
shall make to it a crown of gold all and upward, shall give the offering
around. 4 And two golden rings of Jehovah. 15 The rich shall not
shall you make for it under the give more, and the poor shall not
crown of it; upon the two ribs of it, give less, than the half shekel, when
on the two sides of it shall you they give the offering of Jehovah, to
make them; and they shall be for make atonement for your souls. 16
places for poles with which to bear And you shall take the atonement
it. 5 And you shall make the poles money from the children of Israel,
of acacia wood, and overlay them and shall appoint it for the service
with gold. 6 And you shall put it be- of the tent of meeting; that it may be
fore the veil that is by the ark of the a memorial for the children of Israel
testimony, before the mercy seat before Jehovah, to make atonement
that is over the testimony, where I for your souls.”
will meet with you. 7 And Aaron 17 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
shall burn on it incense of sweet saying, 18 “You shall also make a
spices: every morning, when he laver of brass, and the base of it of
dresses the lamps, he shall burn it. brass, at which to wash. And you
8 And when Aaron lights the lamps shall put it between the tent of
at evening, he shall burn it, a per- meeting and the altar, and you shall
petual incense before Jehovah put water in it. 19 And Aaron and
throughout your generations. 9 You his sons shall wash their hands and
shall offer no strange incense on it, their feet at it: 20 when they go into
nor burnt offering, nor meal offer- the tent of meeting, they shall wash
ing; and you shall pour no drink with water, that they do not die; or
offering on it. 10 And Aaron shall when they come near to the altar to
make atonement on the horns of it minister, to burn an offering made
once in the year; with the blood of by fire to Jehovah. 21 So they shall
the sin offerings of atonement once wash their hands and their feet,
in the year shall he make atone- that they do not die: and it shall be
ment for it throughout your genera- a statute for ever to them, even to
tions: it is most holy to Jehovah.” him and to his seed throughout
11 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, their generations.”
saying, 12 “When you take the sum 22 Moreover Jehovah spoke to
of the children of Israel, according Moses, saying, 23 “Take also to you
to those who are numbered of the chief spices: of flowing myrrh
them, then shall they give every five hundred shekels, and of sweet
man a ransom for his soul to Jeho- cinnamon half so much, even two
vah, when you number them; that hundred and fifty, and of sweet
there be no plague among them, cane two hundred and fifty, 24 and
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of cassia five hundred, after the you shall not make for yourselves:
shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive it shall be to you holy for Jehovah.
oil a hin; 25 and you shall make it a 38 Whosoever shall make like to
holy anointing oil, a perfume com- that, to smell of it, he shall be cut off
pounded after the art of the per- from his people.”
fumer: it shall be a holy anointing
oil. 26 And you shall anoint with it 31 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “See, I have
the tent of meeting, and the ark of called by name Bezalel the son of
the testimony, 27 and the table and Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of
all the vessels of it, and the candle- Judah: 3 and I have filled him with
stick and the vessels of it, and the the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in
altar of incense, 28 and the altar of understanding, and in knowledge,
burnt offering with all the vessels of and in all manner of workmanship,
it, and the laver and the base of it. 4 to devise skillful works, to work
29 And you shall sanctify them, in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
that they may be most holy: what- 5 and in cutting of stones for set-
soever touches them shall be holy. ting, and in carving of wood, to
30 And you shall anoint Aaron and work in all manner of workman-
his sons, and sanctify them, that ship. 6 And I, behold, I have ap-
they may minister to me in the pointed with him Oholiab, the son
priest’s office. 31 And you shall of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan;
speak to the children of Israel, say- and in the heart of all who are wise-
ing, ‘This shall be a holy anointing hearted I have put wisdom, that
oil to me throughout your genera- they may make all that I have com-
tions. 32 Upon the flesh of man manded you: 7 the tent of meeting,
shall it not be poured, neither shall and the ark of the testimony, and
you make any like it, according to the mercy seat that is on it, and all
the composition of it: it is holy, and the furniture of the Tent, 8 and the
it shall be holy to you. 33 Whoso- table and its vessels, and the pure
ever compounds any like it, or candlestick with all its vessels, and
whosoever puts any of it on a the altar of incense, 9 and the altar
stranger, he shall be cut off from his of burnt offering with all its vessels,
people.’ ” and the laver and its base, 10 and
34 And Jehovah said to Moses, the finely woven garments, and the
“Take to you sweet spices, stacte, holy garments for Aaron the priest,
and onycha, and galbanum; sweet and the garments of his sons, to
spices with pure frankincense: of minister in the priest’s office, 11 and
each shall there be a like weight; 35 the anointing oil, and the incense of
and you shall make of it incense, a sweet spices for the holy place: ac-
perfume after the art of the per- cording to all that I have com-
fumer, seasoned with salt, pure and manded you shall they do.”
holy: 36 and you shall beat some of 12 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
it very small, and put of it before saying, 13 “Speak also to the chil-
the testimony in the tent of meet- dren of Israel, saying, “Truly you
ing, where I will meet with you: it shall keep my Sabbaths: for it is a
shall be to you most holy. 37 And sign between me and you through-
the incense which you shall make, out your generations; that you may
according to the composition of it know that I am Jehovah who sancti-
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fies you. 14 You shall keep the Sab- Israel, which brought you up out of
bath therefore; for it is holy to you: the land of Egypt.” 5 And when
every one who profanes it shall Aaron saw this, he built an altar be-
surely be put to death; for whoso- fore it; and Aaron made proclama-
ever does any work in it, that soul tion, and said, “Tomorrow shall be
shall be cut off from among his peo- a feast to Jehovah.” 6 And they rose
ple. 15 Six days shall work be done, up early on the next day, and
but on the seventh day is a Sabbath offered burnt offerings, and
of solemn rest, holy to Jehovah: brought peace offerings; and the
whosoever does any work on the people sat down to eat and to
Sabbath day, he shall surely be put drink, and rose up to play.
to death. 16 Therefore the children 7 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to “Go, get down; for your people,
observe the Sabbath throughout who you brought up out of the land
their generations, for a perpetual of Egypt, have corrupted them-
covenant. 17 It is a sign between me selves: 8 they have turned aside
and the children of Israel for ever: quickly out of the way which I com-
for in six days Jehovah made manded them: they have made
heaven and earth, and on the sev- themselves a molten calf, and have
enth day he rested, and was re- worshipped it, and have sacrificed
freshed.” to it, and said, “These are your
18 And he gave to Moses, when gods, O Israel, which brought you
he had made an end of communing up out of the land of Egypt.” 9 And
with him on Mount Sinai, the two Jehovah said to Moses, “I have seen
tables of the testimony, tables of this people, and, behold, it is a stiff-
stone, written with the finger of necked people: 10 now therefore let
God. me alone, that my wrath may be-

32 And when the people saw come hot against them, and that I
that Moses delayed to come may consume them: and I will
down from the mountain, the peo- make of you a great nation.” 11 And
ple gathered themselves together to Moses beseeched Jehovah his God,
Aaron, and said to him, “Up, make and said, “Jehovah, why does your
us gods, which shall go before us; wrath become hot against your
for as for this Moses, the man who people, that you have brought forth
brought us up out of the land of out of the land of Egypt with great
Egypt, we do not know what has power and with a mighty hand? 12
become of him.” 2 And Aaron said Why should the Egyptians speak,
to them, “Break off the golden saying, ‘For evil did he bring them
rings, which are in the ears of your forth, to slay them in the moun-
wives, of your sons, and of your tains, and to consume them from
daughters, and bring them to me.” the face of the earth?’ Turn from
3 And all the people broke off the your fierce wrath, and repent of this
golden rings which were in their evil against your people. 13 Re-
ears, and brought them to Aaron. 4 member Abraham, Isaac, and Is-
And he received it at their hand, rael, your servants, to whom you
and fashioned it with a graving swore by your own self, and said to
tool, and made it a molten calf: and them, 'I will multiply your seed as
they said, “These are your gods, O the stars of heaven, and all this land
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that I have spoken of will I give to they gave it me; and I cast it into the
your seed, and they shall inherit it fire, and there came out this calf.”
for ever.’ ” 14 And Jehovah re- 25 And when Moses saw that the
pented of the evil which he said he people were broken loose, (for
would do to his people. Aaron had let them loose for a deri-
15 And Moses turned, and went sion among their enemies,) 26 then
down from the mountain, with the Moses stood in the gate of the
two tables of the testimony in his camp, and said, “Whoever is on Je-
hand; tables that were written on hovah’s side, let him come to me.”
both their sides; on the one side and And all the sons of Levi gathered
on the other were they written. 16 themselves together to him. 27 And
And the tables were the work of he said to them, “Thus says Jeho-
God, and the writing was the writ- vah, the God of Israel, ‘Put every
ing of God, engraved on the tables. man his sword on his thigh, and go
17 And when Joshua heard the to and fro from gate to gate
noise of the people as they shouted, throughout the camp, and slay ev-
he said to Moses, “There is a noise ery man his brother, and every man
of war in the camp.” 18 And he his companion, and every man his
said, “It is not the voice of those neighbor.’ ” 28 And the sons of Levi
who shout for mastery, neither is it did according to the word of Moses:
the voice of those who cry for being and there fell of the people that day
overcome; but the noise of those about three thousand men. 29 And
who sing I hear.” 19 And it came to Moses said, “Consecrate yourselves
pass, as soon as he came near to the today to Jehovah, yes, every man
camp, that he saw the calf and the against his son, and against his
dancing: and Moses’ anger became brother; that he may bestow upon
hot, and he cast the tables out of his you a blessing this day.”
hands, and broke them beneath the 30 And it came to pass on the next
mountain. 20 And he took the calf day, that Moses said to the people,
which they had made, and burnt it “You have sinned a great sin: and
with fire, and ground it to powder, now I will go up to Jehovah; per-
and scattered it on the water, and haps I shall make atonement for
made the children of Israel drink of your sin.” 31 And Moses returned
it. to Jehovah, and said, “Oh, this peo-
21 And Moses said to Aaron, ple have sinned a great sin, and
“What did this people do to you, have made them gods of gold. 32
that you have brought a great sin Yet now, if you will forgive their
upon them?” 22 And Aaron said, sin—; and if not, blot me, please,
“Do not let the anger of my lord be- out of your book which you have
come hot: you know the people, written.” 33 And Jehovah said to
that they are set on evil. 23 For they Moses, “Whosoever has sinned
said to me, ‘Make us gods, which against me, him will I blot out of
shall go before us; for as for this my book. 34 And now go, lead the
Moses, the man who brought us up people to the place of which I have
out of the land of Egypt, we do not spoken to you: behold, my angel
know what has become of him.’ 24 shall go before you; nevertheless in
And I said to them, ‘Whosoever has the day when I visit, I will visit their
any gold, let them break it off’: so sin upon them.” 35 And Jehovah
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struck the people, because they Moses. 10 And all the people saw
made the calf, which Aaron made. the pillar of cloud stand at the door

33 And Jehovah spoke to of the Tent: and all the people rose
Moses, “Depart, go up from up and worshipped, every man at
here, you and the people who you his tent door. 11 And Jehovah spoke
have brought up out of the land of to Moses face to face, as a man
Egypt, to the land of which I swore speaks to his friend. And he turned
to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, again into the camp: but his minis-
saying, ‘To your seed will I give it’: ter Joshua, the son of Nun, a young
2 and I will send an angel before man, did not depart out of the Tent.
you; and I will drive out the 12 And Moses said to Jehovah,
Canaanite, the Amorite, and the "See, you say to me, “Bring up this
Hittite, and the Perizzite, the people: and you have not let me
Hivite, and the Jebusite: 3 to a land know whom you will send with
flowing with milk and honey: for I me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you
will not go up in the midst of you, by name, and you have also found
for you are a stiff-necked people, favor in my sight.’ 13 Now there-
lest I consume you in the way.” 4 fore, please, if I have found favor in
And when the people heard these your sight, show me now your
evil tidings, they mourned: and no ways, that I may know you, to the
man put on him his ornaments. 5 end that I may find favor in your
And Jehovah said to Moses, “Say to sight: and consider that this nation
the children of Israel, ‘You are a is your people.” 14 And he said,
stiff-necked people; if I go up into “My presence shall go with you, and
the midst of you for one moment, I I will give you rest.” 15 And he said
shall consume you: therefore now to him, “If your presence does not
put off your ornaments from you, go with me, do not carry us up from
that I may know what to do to here. 16 For in what now shall it be
you.” 6 And the children of Israel known that I have found favor in
stripped themselves of their orna- your sight, I and your people? is it
ments from Mount Horeb onward. not in that you go with us, so that
7 Now Moses used to take the tent we are separated, I and your peo-
and to pitch it outside the camp, ple, from all the people who are on
afar off from the camp; and he the face of the earth?”
called it, the Tent of Meeting. And it 17 And Jehovah said to Moses, “I
came to pass, that every one who will do this thing also that you have
sought Jehovah went out to the spoken; for you have found favor in
Tent of Meeting, which was outside my sight, and I know you by
the camp. 8 And it came to pass, name.” 18 And he said, "Show me,
when Moses went out to the Tent, please, your glory.” 19 And he said,
that all the people rose up, and “I will make all my goodness pass
stood, every man at his tent door, before you, and will proclaim the
and looked after Moses, until he name of Jehovah before you; and I
had gone into the Tent. 9 And it will be gracious to whom I will be
came to pass, when Moses entered gracious, and will show mercy on
into the Tent, the pillar of cloud de- whom I will show mercy.” 20 And
scended, and stood at the door of he said, “You can not see my face;
the Tent: and Jehovah spoke with for man shall not see me and live.”
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21 and Jehovah said, “Behold, there shipped. 9 And he said, “If now I
is a place by me, and you shall have found favor in your sight, O
stand on the rock: 22 and it shall Lord, let the Lord, please, go in the
come to pass, while my glory midst of us; for it is a stiff-necked
passes by, that I will put you in a people; and pardon our iniquity
cleft of the rock, and will cover you and our sin, and take us for your in-
with my hand until I have passed heritance.”
by: 23 and I will take away my 10 And he said, “Behold, I make a
hand, and you shall see my back; covenant: before all your people I
but my face shall not be seen.” will do marvels, such as have not

34 And Jehovah said to been worked in all the earth, nor in


Moses, “Hew you two tables any nation; and all the people
of stone like the first: and I will among which you are shall see the
write on the tables the words that work of Jehovah; for it is a terrible
were on the first tables, which you thing that I do with you. 11 Observe
broke. 2 And be ready by the morn- that which I command you this
ing, and come up in the morning to day: behold, I drive out before you
Mount Sinai, and present yourself the Amorite, and the Canaanite,
there to me on the top of the moun- and the Hittite, and the Perizzite,
tain. 3 And no man shall come up and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 12
with you; neither let any man be Take heed to yourself, lest you
seen throughout all the mountain; make a covenant with the inhabi-
neither let the flocks nor herds feed tants of the land to which you go,
before that mountain.” 4 And he lest it be for a snare in the midst of
hewed two tables of stone like the you: 13 but you shall break down
first; and Moses rose up early in the their altars, and dash in pieces their
morning, and went up to Mount pillars, and you shall cut down
Sinai, as Jehovah had commanded their Asherim; 14 (for you shall
him, and took in his hand two ta- worship no other god: for Jehovah,
bles of stone. 5 And Jehovah de- whose name is Jealous, is a jealous
scended in the cloud, and stood God); 15 lest you make a covenant
with him there, and proclaimed the with the inhabitants of the land,
name of Jehovah. 6 And Jehovah and they play the harlot after their
passed by before him, and pro- gods, and sacrifice to their gods,
claimed, “Jehovah, Jehovah, a God and one call you and you eat of his
merciful and gracious, slow to sacrifice; 16 and you take of their
anger, and abundant in lovingkind- daughters to your sons, and their
ness and truth; 7 keeping lov- daughters play the harlot after their
ingkindness for thousands, gods, and make your sons play the
forgiving iniquity and transgres- harlot after their gods. 17 You shall
sion and sin; and who will by no make you no molten gods.
means clear the guilty, visiting the 18 The feast of unleavened bread
iniquity of the fathers upon the shall you keep. Seven days you
children, and upon the children’s shall eat unleavened bread, as I
children, upon the third and upon commanded you, at the time ap-
the fourth generation.” 8 And pointed in the month Abib; for in
Moses made haste, and bowed his the month Abib you came out from
head toward the earth, and wor- Egypt. 19 All who open the womb
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are mine; and all your cattle that are came down from the mountain,
male, the firstborn of cow and that Moses did not know that the
sheep. 20 And the firstborn of a skin of his face shone by reason of
donkey you shall redeem with a his speaking with him. 30 And
lamb: and if you will not redeem it, when Aaron and all the children of
then you shall break its neck. All Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin
the firstborn of your sons you shall of his face shone; and they were
redeem. And none shall appear be- afraid to come near him. 31 And
fore me empty. Moses called to them; and Aaron
21 Six days you shall work, but on and all the rulers of the congrega-
the seventh day you shall rest: in tion returned to him: and Moses
plowing time and in harvest you spoke to them. 32 And afterward all
shall rest. 22 And you shall observe the children of Israel came near:
the Feast of Weeks, even of the first and he gave them in command-
fruits of wheat harvest, and the ment all that Jehovah had spoken
Feast of Ingathering at the year’s with him on Mount Sinai. 33 And
end. 23 Three times in the year shall when Moses had done speaking
all your males appear before the with them, he put a veil on his face.
Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel. 24 34 But when Moses went in before
For I will cast out nations before Jehovah to speak with him, he took
you, and enlarge your borders: nei- the veil off, until he came out; and
ther shall any man desire your he came out, and spoke to the chil-
land, when you go up to appear be- dren of Israel that which he was
fore Jehovah your God three times commanded. 35 And the children
in the year. of Israel saw the face of Moses, that
25 You shall not offer the blood of the skin of Moses’ face shone: and
my sacrifice with leavened bread; Moses put the veil on his face again,
neither shall the sacrifice of the until he went in to speak with him.
feast of the passover be left to the
morning. 26 The first of the first 35 And Moses assembled all
the congregation of the chil-
fruits of your ground you shall dren of Israel, and said to them,
bring to the house of Jehovah your “These are the words which Jeho-
God. You shall not boil a kid in its vah has commanded, that you
mother’s milk.” should do them. 2 Six days shall
27 And Jehovah said to Moses, work be done; but on the seventh
“Write these words: for after the day there shall be to you a holy day,
tenor of these words I have made a a Sabbath of solemn rest to Jehovah:
covenant with you and with Is- whosoever does any work in it
rael.” 28 And he was there with Je- shall be put to death. 3 You shall
hovah forty days and forty nights; kindle no fire throughout your
he did neither eat bread, nor drink habitations on the Sabbath day.”
water. And he wrote on the tables 4 And Moses spoke to all the con-
the words of the covenant, the Ten gregation of the children of Israel,
Commandments. saying, “This is the thing which Je-
29 And it came to pass, when hovah commanded, saying, 5 ‘Take
Moses came down from Mount you from among you an offering to
Sinai with the two tables of the tes- Jehovah; whosoever is of a willing
timony in Moses’ hand, when he heart, let him bring it, Jehovah’s
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offering: gold, and silver, and brass, work of the tent of meeting, and for
6 and blue, and purple, and scarlet, all the service of it, and for the holy
and fine linen, and goats’ hair, 7 and garments. 22 And they came, both
rams’ skins dyed red, and seal- men and women, as many as were
skins, and acacia wood, 8 and oil willing-hearted, and brought
for the light, and spices for the brooches, and earrings, and signet
anointing oil, and for the sweet in- rings, and armlets, all jewels of
cense, 9 and onyx stones, and gold; even every man who offered
stones to be set, for the ephod, and an offering of gold to Jehovah. 23
for the breastplate. And every man, with whom was
10 And let every wise-hearted found blue, and purple, and scarlet,
man among you come, and make and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and
all that Jehovah has commanded: 11 rams’ skins dyed red, and seal-
the tabernacle, its tent, and its cov- skins, brought them. 24 Every one
ering, its clasps, and its boards, its who offered an offering of silver
bars, its pillars, and its sockets; 12 and brass brought Jehovah’s offer-
the ark, and the poles of it, the ing; and every man, with whom
mercy seat, and the veil of the was found acacia wood for any
screen; 13 the table, and its poles, work of the service, brought it. 25
and all its vessels, and the show- And all the women who were wise-
bread; 14 the candlestick also for hearted spun with their hands, and
the light, and its vessels, and its brought that which they had spun,
lamps, and the oil for the light; 15 the blue, and the purple, the scarlet,
and the altar of incense, and its and the fine linen. 26 And all the
poles, and the anointing oil, and the women whose heart stirred them
sweet incense, and the screen for up in wisdom spun the goats’ hair.
the door, at the door of the taberna- 27 And the rulers brought the onyx
cle; 16 the altar of burnt offering, stones, and the stones to be set, for
with its grating of brass, its poles, the ephod, and for the breastplate;
and all its vessels, the laver and its 28 and the spice, and the oil; for the
base; 17 the hangings of the court, light, and for the anointing oil, and
the pillars of it, and their sockets, for the sweet incense. 29 The chil-
and the screen for the gate of the dren of Israel brought a freewill
court; 18 the pins of the tabernacle, offering to Jehovah; every man and
and the pins of the court, and their woman, whose heart made them
cords; 19 the finely woven gar- willing to bring for all the work,
ments, for ministering in the holy which Jehovah had commanded to
place, the holy garments for Aaron be made by Moses.
the priest, and the garments of his 30 And Moses said to the children
sons, to minister in the priest’s of Israel, “See, Jehovah has called
office.’ ” by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the
20 And all the congregation of the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; 31
children of Israel departed from the and he has filled him with the Spirit
presence of Moses. 21 And they of God, in wisdom, in understand-
came, every one whose heart ing, and in knowledge, and in all
stirred him up, and every one manner of workmanship; 32 and to
whom his spirit made willing, and devise skillful works, to work in
brought Jehovah’s offering, for the gold, and in silver, and in brass, 33
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and in cutting of stones for setting, work for the offering of the sanctu-
and in carving of wood, to work in ary.” So the people were restrained
all manner of skillful workman- from bringing. 7 For the stuff they
ship. 34 And he has put in his heart had was sufficient for all the work
that he may teach, both he, and to make it, and too much.
Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of 8 And all the wise-hearted men
the tribe of Dan. 35 He has filled among them who worked the work
them with wisdom of heart, to made the tabernacle with ten cur-
work all manner of workmanship, tains; of fine twined linen, and blue,
of the engraver, and of the skillful and purple, and scarlet, with cheru-
workman, and of the embroiderer, bim, the work of the skillful work-
in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, man, Bezalel made them. 9 The
and in fine linen, and of the weaver, length of each curtain was twenty-
even of those who do any work- eight cubits, and the breadth of
manship, and of those who devise each curtain four cubits: all the cur-
skillful works. tains had one measure. 10 And he

36 And Bezalel and Oholiab coupled five curtains to one anoth-


shall work, and every wise- er: and the other five curtains he
hearted man, in whom Jehovah has coupled to one another. 11 And he
put wisdom and understanding to made loops of blue on the edge of
know how to work all the work for the one curtain from the selvedge in
the service of the sanctuary, accord- the coupling: likewise he made in
ing to all that Jehovah has com- the edge of the curtain that was out-
manded. most in the second coupling. 12
2 And Moses called Bezalel and Fifty loops he made in the one cur-
Oholiab, and every wise-hearted tain, and fifty loops he made in the
man, in whose heart Jehovah had edge of the curtain that was in the
put wisdom, even every one whose second coupling: the loops were
heart stirred him up to come to the opposite one another. 13 And he
work to do it: 3 and they received of made fifty clasps of gold, and cou-
Moses all the offering which the pled the curtains one to another
children of Israel had brought for with the clasps: so the tabernacle
the work of the service of the sanc- was one.
tuary, with which to make it. And 14 And he made curtains of goats’
they kept bringing to him freewill hair for a tent over the tabernacle:
offerings every morning. 4 And all eleven curtains he made them. 15
the wise men, who worked all the The length of each curtain was
work of the sanctuary, came every thirty cubits, and four cubits the
man from his work which they breadth of each curtain: the eleven
worked; 5 and they spoke to Moses, curtains had one measure. 16 And
saying, “The people bring much he coupled five curtains by them-
more than enough for the service of selves, and six curtains by them-
the work which Jehovah com- selves. 17 And he made fifty loops
manded to make.” 6 And Moses on the edge of the curtain that was
gave commandment, and they outermost in the coupling, and fifty
caused it to be proclaimed through- loops made he on the edge of the
out the camp, saying, “Let neither curtain which was outermost in the
man nor woman make any more second coupling. 18 And he made
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fifty clasps of brass to couple the from the one end to the other. 34
tent together, that it might be one. And he overlaid the boards with
19 And he made a covering for the gold, and made their rings of gold
tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a for places for the bars, and overlaid
covering of sealskins above. the bars with gold.
20 And he made the boards for 35 And he made the veil of blue,
the tabernacle, of acacia wood, and purple, and scarlet, and fine
standing up. 21 Ten cubits was the twined linen: with cherubim, the
length of a board, and a cubit and a work of the skillful workman, he
half the breadth of each board. 22 made it. 36 And he made for it four
Each board had two tenons, joined pillars of acacia, and overlaid them
to one another: thus did he make with gold: their hooks were of gold;
for all the boards of the tabernacle. and he cast for them four sockets of
23 And he made the boards for the silver. 37 And he made a screen for
tabernacle: twenty boards for the the door of the Tent, of blue, and
south side southward; 24 and he purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
made forty sockets of silver under linen, the work of the embroiderer;
the twenty boards; two sockets un- 38 and the five pillars of it with
der one board for its two tenons, their hooks: and he overlaid their
and two sockets under another capitals and their fillets with gold;
board for its two tenons. 25 And for and their five sockets were of brass.
the second side of the tabernacle,
on the north side, he made twenty 37 And Bezalel made the ark
of acacia wood: two and a
boards, 26 and their forty sockets of half cubits was the length of it, and
silver; two sockets under one a cubit and a half the breadth of it,
board, and two sockets under an- and a cubit and a half the height of
other board. 27 And for the rear it. 2 And he overlaid it with pure
part of the tabernacle westward he gold inside and outside, and made
made six boards. 28 And two a crown of gold to it all around. 3
boards he made for the corners of And he cast for it four rings of gold,
the tabernacle in the rear part. 29 in the four feet of it; even two rings
And they were double beneath; and on the one side of it, and two rings
in like manner they were entirely to on the other side of it. 4 And he
the top of it to one ring: thus he did made poles of acacia wood, and
to both of them in the two corners. overlaid them with gold. 5 And he
30 And there were eight boards, put the poles into the rings on the
and their sockets of silver, sixteen sides of the ark, to bear the ark. 6
sockets; under every board two And he made a mercy seat of pure
sockets. gold: two and a half cubits was the
31 And he made bars of acacia length of it, and a cubit and a half
wood; five for the boards of the one the breadth of it. 7 And he made
side of the tabernacle, 32 and five two cherubim of gold; of beaten
bars for the boards of the other side work made he them, at the two
of the tabernacle, and five bars for ends of the mercy seat; 8 one cherub
the boards of the tabernacle for the at the one end, and one cherub at
rear part westward. 33 And he the other end: of one piece with the
made the middle bar to pass mercy seat he made the cherubim at
through in the midst of the boards the two ends of it. 9 And the cheru-
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bim spread out their wings on high, two branches of one piece with it,
covering the mercy seat with their and a knop under two branches of
wings, with their faces to one an- one piece with it, for the six
other; toward the mercy seat were branches going out of it. 22 Their
the faces of the cherubim. knops and their branches were of
10 And he made the table of acacia one piece with it: the whole of it
wood: two cubits was the length of it, was one beaten work of pure gold.
and a cubit the breadth of it, and a cubit 23 And he made the lamps of it,
and a half the height of it. 11 And he seven, and the snuffers of it, and the
overlaid it with pure gold, and made for pans of it, of pure gold. 24 Of a tal-
it a crown of gold all around. 12 And he ent of pure gold he made it, and all
made for it a border of a handbreadth the vessels of it.
all around, and made a golden crown to 25 And he made the altar of in-
the border of it all around. 13 And he cense of acacia wood: a cubit was
cast for it four rings of gold, and put the the length of it, and a cubit the
rings in the four corners that were on breadth of it, foursquare; and two
the four feet of it. 14 Close by the bor- cubits was the height of it; the
der were the rings, the places for the horns of it were of one piece with it.
poles to bear the table. 15 And he made 26 And he overlaid it with pure
the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid gold, the top of it, and the sides of it
them with gold, to bear the table. 16 all around, and the horns of it: and
And he made the vessels which were he made for it a crown of gold all
on the table, the dishes of it, and the around. 27 And he made for it two
spoons of it, and the bowls of it, and the golden rings under the crown of it,
pitchers of it, with which to pour out, of on the two ribs of it, on the two
pure gold. sides of it, for places for poles with
17 And he made the candlestick of which to bear it. 28 And he made
pure gold: of beaten work he made the poles of acacia wood, and over-
the candlestick, even its base, and laid them with gold. 29 And he
its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its made the holy anointing oil, and
flowers, were of one piece with it. the pure incense of sweet spices, af-
18 And there were six branches go- ter the art of the perfumer.
ing out of the sides of it; three
branches of the candlestick out of 38 And he made the altar of
burnt offering of acacia
the one side of it, and three wood: five cubits was the length of
branches of the candlestick out of it, and five cubits the breadth of it,
the other side of it: 19 three cups foursquare; and three cubits the
made like almond blossoms in one height of it. 2 And he made the
branch, a knop and a flower, and horns of it on the four corners of it;
three cups made like almond blos- the horns of it were of one piece
soms in the other branch, a knop with it: and he overlaid it with
and a flower: so for the six branches brass. 3 And he made all the vessels
going out of the candlestick. 20 And of the altar, the pots, and the shov-
in the candlestick were four cups els, and the basins, the flesh hooks,
made like almond blossoms, the and the firepans: all the vessels of it
knops of it, and the flowers of it; 21 he made of brass. 4 And he made
and a knop under two branches of for the altar a grating of network of
one piece with it, and a knop under brass, under the ledge around it be-
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neath, reaching halfway up. 5 And derer, of blue, and purple, and scar-
he cast four rings for the four ends let, and fine twined linen: and
of the grating of brass, to be places twenty cubits was the length, and
for the poles. 6 And he made the the height in the breadth was five
poles of acacia wood, and overlaid cubits, answerable to the hangings
them with brass. 7 And he put the of the court. 19 And their pillars
poles into the rings on the sides of were four, and their sockets four, of
the altar, with which to bear it; he brass; their hooks of silver, and the
made it hollow with planks. overlaying of their capitals, and
8 And he made the laver of brass, their fillets, of silver. 20 And all the
and the base of it of brass, of the pins of the tabernacle, and of the
mirrors of the ministering women court round about, were of brass.
who ministered at the door of the 21 This is the sum of the things for
tent of meeting. the tabernacle, even the tabernacle
9 And he made the court: for the of the testimony, as they were
south side southward the hangings counted, according to the com-
of the court were of fine twined mandment of Moses, for the service
linen, a hundred cubits; 10 their pil- of the Levites, by the hand of
lars were twenty, and their sockets Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.
twenty, of brass; the hooks of the 22 And Bezalel the son of Uri, the
pillars and their fillets were of sil- son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
ver. 11 And for the north side a hun- made all that Jehovah commanded
dred cubits, their pillars twenty, Moses. 23 And with him was Oho-
and their sockets twenty, of brass; liab, the son of Ahisamach, of the
the hooks of the pillars, and their tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a
fillets, of silver. 12 And for the west skillful workman, and an embroi-
side were hangings of fifty cubits, derer in blue, and in purple, and in
their pillars ten, and their sockets scarlet, and in fine linen.
ten; the hooks of the pillars, and 24 All the gold that was used for
their fillets, of silver. 13 And for the the work in all the work of the sanc-
east side eastward fifty cubits. 14 tuary, even the gold of the offering,
The hangings for the one side of the was twenty-nine talents, and seven
gate were fifteen cubits; their pillars hundred and thirty shekels, after
three, and their sockets three; 15 the shekel of the sanctuary. 25 And
and so for the other side: on this the silver of those who were num-
hand and that hand by the gate of bered of the congregation was a
the court were hangings of fifteen hundred talents, and a thousand
cubits; their pillars three, and their seven hundred and seventy-five
sockets three. 16 All the hangings of shekels, after the shekel of the sanc-
the court all around were of fine tuary: 26 a beka a head, that is, half
twined linen. 17 And the sockets for a shekel, after the shekel of the
the pillars were of brass; the hooks sanctuary, for every one who
of the pillars, and their fillets, of sil- passed over to those who were
ver; and the overlaying of their cap- numbered, from twenty years old
itals, of silver; and all the pillars of and upward, for six hundred and
the court were filleted with silver. three thousand and five hundred
18 And the screen for the gate of the and fifty men. 27 And the hundred
court was the work of the embroi- talents of silver were for casting the
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sockets of the sanctuary, and the ephod, to be stones of memorial for
sockets of the veil; a hundred sock- the children of Israel; as Jehovah
ets for the hundred talents, a talent commanded Moses.
for a socket. 28 And of the thousand 8 And he made the breastplate,
seven hundred seventy-five shekels the work of the skillful workman,
he made hooks for the pillars, and like the work of the ephod; of gold,
overlaid their capitals, and made of blue, and purple, and scarlet,
fillets for them. 29 And the brass of and fine twined linen. 9 It was
the offering was seventy talents, foursquare; they made the breast-
and two thousand four hundred plate double: a span was the length
shekels. 30 And with it he made the of it, and a span the breadth of it,
sockets to the door of the tent of being double. 10 And they set in it
meeting, and the brazen altar, and four rows of stones. A row of
the brazen grating for it, and all the sardius, topaz, and carbuncle was
vessels of the altar, 31 and the sock- the first row; 11 and the second row,
ets of the court all around, and the an emerald, a sapphire, and a dia-
sockets of the gate of the court, and mond; 12 and the third row, a
all the pins of the tabernacle, and all jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;
the pins of the court all around. 13 and the fourth row, a beryl, an

39 And of the blue, and pur- onyx, and a jasper: they were en-
ple, and scarlet, they made closed in enclosings of gold in their
finely woven garments, for minis- settings. 14 And the stones were ac-
tering in the holy place, and made cording to the names of the chil-
the holy garments for Aaron; as Je- dren of Israel, twelve, according to
hovah commanded Moses. their names; like the engravings of
2 And he made the ephod of gold, a signet, every one according to his
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and name, for the twelve tribes. 15 And
fine twined linen. 3 And they beat they made on the breastplate chains
the gold into thin plates, and cut it like cords, of wreathed work of
into wires, to work it in the blue, pure gold. 16 And they made two
and in the purple, and in the scarlet, settings of gold, and two gold rings,
and in the fine linen, the work of and put the two rings on the two
the skillful workman. 4 They made ends of the breastplate. 17 And they
shoulder pieces for it, joined to- put the two wreathed chains of
gether; at the two ends was it joined gold in the two rings at the ends of
together. 5 And the skillfully woven the breastplate. 18 And the other
band, that was on it, with which to two ends of the two wreathed
gird it on, was of the same piece and chains they put on the two settings,
like the work of it; of gold, of blue, and put them on the shoulder
and purple, and scarlet, and fine pieces of the ephod, in the front of
twined linen; as Jehovah com- it. 19 And they made two rings of
manded Moses. gold, and put them on the two ends
6 And they worked the onyx of the breastplate, on the edge of it,
stones, enclosed in settings of gold, which was toward the side of the
engraved with the engravings of a ephod inward. 20 And they made
signet, according to the names of two rings of gold, and put them on
the children of Israel. 7 And he put the two shoulder pieces of the
them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod underneath, in the front of it,
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close by the coupling of it, above according to all that Jehovah com-
the skillfully woven band of the manded Moses; so they did. 33 And
ephod. 21 And they bound the they brought the tabernacle to
breastplate by the rings of it to the Moses, the Tent, and all its furni-
rings of the ephod with a lace of ture, its clasps, its boards, its bars,
blue, that it might be on the skill- and its pillars, and its sockets; 34
fully woven band of the ephod, and and the covering of rams’ skins
that the breastplate might not be dyed red, and the covering of seal-
loosed from the ephod; as Jehovah skins, and the veil of the screen; 35
commanded Moses. the ark of the testimony, and the
22 And he made the robe of the poles of it, and the mercy seat; 36
ephod of woven work, all of blue; the table, all the vessels of it, and
23 and the hole of the robe in the the showbread; 37 the pure candle-
midst of it, as the hole of a coat of stick, the lamps of it, even the
mail, with a binding all around the lamps to be set in order, and all the
hole of it, that it should not be torn. vessels of it, and the oil for the light;
24 And they made on the hems of 38 and the golden altar, and the
the robe pomegranates of blue, and anointing oil, and the sweet in-
purple, and scarlet, and twined cense, and the screen for the door of
linen. 25 And they made bells of the Tent; 39 the brazen altar, and its
pure gold, and put the bells be- grating of brass, its poles, and all its
tween the pomegranates on the vessels, the laver and its base; 40
hems of the robe all around, be- the hangings of the court, its pillars,
tween the pomegranates; 26 a bell and its sockets, and the screen for
and a pomegranate, a bell and a the gate of the court, the cords of it,
pomegranate, on the skirts of the and the pins of it, and all the instru-
robe all around, to minister in; as Je- ments of the service of the taberna-
hovah commanded Moses. cle, for the tent of meeting; 41 the
27 And they made the coats of finely woven garments for minis-
fine linen of woven work for Aaron, tering in the holy place, and the
and for his sons, 28 and the turban holy garments for Aaron the priest,
of fine linen, and the head-bands of and the garments of his sons, to
fine linen, and the linen breeches of minister in the priest’s office. 42 Ac-
fine twined linen, 29 and the sash of cording to all that Jehovah com-
fine twined linen, and blue, and manded Moses, so the children of
purple, and scarlet, the work of the Israel did all the work. 43 And
embroiderer; as Jehovah com- Moses saw all the work, and, be-
manded Moses. hold, they had done it; as Jehovah
30 And they made the plate of the had commanded, even so had they
holy crown of pure gold, and wrote done it: and Moses blessed them.
on it a writing, like the engravings
of a signet, HOLY TO JEHOVAH. 40 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “On the
31 And they tied to it a lace of blue, first day of the first month shall you
to fasten it on the turban above; as set up the tabernacle of the tent of
Jehovah commanded Moses. meeting. 3 And you shall put in it
32 Thus was finished all the work the ark of the testimony, and you
of the tabernacle of the tent of meet- shall screen the ark with the veil. 4
ing: and the children of Israel did And you shall bring in the table,
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and set in order the things that are laid its sockets, and set up the
on it; and you shall bring in the can- boards of it, and put in the bars of
dlestick, and light the lamps of it. 5 it, and set up its pillars. 19 And he
And you shall set the golden altar spread the tent over the tabernacle,
for incense before the ark of the tes- and put the covering of the tent
timony, and put the screen of the above on it; as Jehovah com-
door to the tabernacle. 6 And you manded Moses. 20 And he took and
shall set the altar of burnt offering put the testimony into the ark, and
before the door of the tabernacle of set the poles on the ark, and put the
the tent of meeting. 7 And you shall mercy seat above on the ark: 21 and
set the laver between the tent of he brought the ark into the taberna-
meeting and the altar, and shall put cle, and set up the veil of the screen,
water in it. 8 And you shall set up and screened the ark of the testi-
the court round about, and hang up mony; as Jehovah commanded
the screen of the gate of the court. 9 Moses. 22 And he put the table in
And you shall take the anointing the tent of meeting, on the side of
oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and the tabernacle northward, outside
all that is in it, and shall hallow it, the veil. 23 And he set the bread in
and all the furniture of it: and it order on it before Jehovah; as Jeho-
shall be holy. 10 And you shall vah commanded Moses. 24 And he
anoint the altar of burnt offering, put the candlestick in the tent of
and all its vessels, and sanctify the meeting, adjacent from the table, on
altar: and the altar shall be most the side of the tabernacle south-
holy. 11 And you shall anoint the ward. 25 And he lit the lamps be-
laver and its base, and sanctify it. 12 fore Jehovah; as Jehovah
And you shall bring Aaron and his commanded Moses. 26 And he put
sons to the door of the tent of meet- the golden altar in the tent of meet-
ing, and shall wash them with wa- ing before the veil: 27 and he burnt
ter. 13 And you shall put on Aaron on it incense of sweet spices; as Je-
the holy garments; and you shall hovah commanded Moses. 28 And
anoint him, and sanctify him, that he put the screen of the door to the
he may minister to me in the tabernacle. 29 And he set the altar
priest’s office. 14 And you shall of burnt offering at the door of the
bring his sons, and put coats on tabernacle of the tent of meeting,
them; 15 and you shall anoint them, and offered upon it the burnt offer-
as you anointed their father, that ing and the meal offering; as Jeho-
they may minister to me in the vah commanded Moses. 30 And he
priest’s office: and their anointing set the laver between the tent of
shall be to them for an everlasting meeting and the altar, and put wa-
priesthood throughout their gener- ter in it, with which to wash. 31
ations. 16 Thus did Moses: accord- And Moses and Aaron and his sons
ing to all that Jehovah commanded washed their hands and their feet at
him, so he did. it; 32 when they went into the tent
17 And it came to pass in the first of meeting, and when they came
month in the second year, on the near to the altar, they washed; as Je-
first day of the month, that the hovah commanded Moses. 33 And
tabernacle was set up. 18 And he set up the court all around the
Moses set up the tabernacle, and tabernacle and the altar, and set up
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the screen of the gate of the court. over the tabernacle, the children of
So Moses finished the work. Israel went onward, throughout all
34 Then the cloud covered the their journeys: 37 but if the cloud
tent of meeting, and the glory of Je- was not taken up, then they did not
hovah filled the tabernacle. 35 And journey until the day that it was
Moses was not able to enter into the taken up. 38 For the cloud of Jeho-
tent of meeting, because the cloud vah was on the tabernacle by day,
settled on it, and the glory of Jeho- and there was fire in it by night, in
vah filled the tabernacle. 36 And the sight of all the house of Israel,
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THE THIRD BOOK OF MOSES,


COMMONLY CALLED

LEV ITICUS

1 And Jehovah called to Moses,


and spoke to him out of the tent
of meeting, saying, 2 “Speak to the
a male without blemish. 11 And he
shall kill it on the side of the altar
northward before Jehovah: and
children of Israel, and say to them, Aaron’s sons, the priests, shall
‘When any man of you offers an sprinkle its blood on the altar all
oblation to Jehovah, you shall offer around. 12 And he shall cut it into
your oblation of the cattle, even of its pieces, with its head and its fat;
the herd and of the flock. and the priest shall lay them in or-
3 If his oblation is a burnt offering der on the wood that is on the fire
of the herd, he shall offer it a male which is on the altar: 13 but the in-
without blemish: he shall offer it at ner parts and the legs shall he wash
the door of the tent of meeting, that with water; and the priest shall
he may be accepted before Jehovah. offer the whole, and burn it on the
4 And he shall lay his hand on the altar: it is a burnt offering, an offer-
head of the burnt offering; and it ing made by fire, of a sweet savor to
shall be accepted for him to make Jehovah.
atonement for him. 5 And he shall 14 And if his offering to Jehovah
kill the bull before Jehovah: and is a burnt offering of birds, then he
Aaron’s sons, the priests, shall shall offer his offering of turtle
present the blood, and sprinkle the doves, or of young pigeons. 15 And
blood all around on the altar that is the priest shall bring it to the altar,
at the door of the tent of meeting. 6 and wring off its head, and burn it
And he shall skin the burnt offer- on the altar; and the blood of it shall
ing, and cut it into its pieces. 7 And be drained out on the side of the al-
the sons of Aaron the priest shall tar; 16 and he shall take away its
put fire on the altar, and lay wood crop with the filth of it, and cast it
in order on the fire; 8 and Aaron’s beside the altar on the east part, in
sons, the priests, shall lay the the place of the ashes: 17 and he
pieces, the head, and the fat, in or- shall tear it by the wings of it, but
der on the wood that is on the fire shall not divide it apart. And the
which is on the altar: 9 but its inner priest shall burn it on the altar, on
parts and its legs shall he wash the wood that is on the fire: it is a
with water: and the priest shall burnt offering, an offering made by
burn the whole on the altar, for a fire, of a sweet savor to Jehovah.
burnt offering, an offering made by
fire, of a sweet savor to Jehovah.
10 And if his offering is of the
2 And when any one offer a
meal offering to Jehovah, his
offering shall be of fine flour; and
flock, of the sheep, or of the goats, he shall pour oil on it, and put
for a burnt offering; he shall offer it frankincense on it: 2 and he shall

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bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests; you season with salt; neither shall
and he shall take from it his hand- you allow the salt of the covenant
ful of the fine flour of it, and of the of your God to be lacking from
oil of it, with all the frankincense of your meal offering: with all your
it. And the priest shall burn it as the offerings you shall offer salt.
memorial of it on the altar, an offer- 14 And if you offer a meal offering
ing made by fire, of a sweet savor to of first fruits to Jehovah, you shall
Jehovah: 3 and that which is left of offer for the meal offering of your
the meal offering shall be Aaron’s first fruits grain in the ear parched
and his sons’: it is a thing most holy with fire, bruised grain of the fresh
of the offerings of Jehovah made by ear. 15 And you shall put oil on it,
fire. and lay frankincense on it: it is a
4 And when you offer a meal meal offering. 16 And the priest
offering baked in the oven, it shall shall burn the memorial of it, part
be unleavened cakes of fine flour of the bruised grain of it, and part
mingled with oil, or unleavened of the oil of it, with all the frankin-
wafers anointed with oil. 5 And if cense of it: it is an offering made by
your offering is a meal offering of fire to Jehovah.
the baking pan, it shall be of fine
flour unleavened, mingled with oil. 3 And if his offering is a sacri-
fice of peace offerings; if he
6 You shall part it in pieces, and offers of the herd, whether male or
pour oil on it: it is a meal offering. 7 female, he shall offer it without
And if your offering is a meal offer- blemish before Jehovah. 2 And he
ing of the frying pan, it shall be shall lay his hand on the head of his
made of fine flour with oil. 8 And offering, and kill it at the door of
you shall bring the meal offering the tent of meeting: and Aaron’s
that is made of these things to Jeho- sons the priests shall sprinkle the
vah: and it shall be presented to the blood on the altar all around. 3 And
priest, and he shall bring it to the al- he shall offer of the sacrifice of
tar. 9 And the priest shall take up peace offerings an offering made by
from the meal offering the memo- fire to Jehovah; the fat that covers
rial of it, and shall burn it on the al- the inner parts, and all the fat that is
tar, an offering made by fire, of a on the inner parts, 4 and the two
sweet savor to Jehovah. 10 And that kidneys, and the fat that is on them,
which is left of the meal offering which is by the loins, and the lobe
shall be Aaron’s and his sons’: it is a on the liver, with the kidneys, shall
thing most holy of the offerings of he take away. 5 And Aaron’s sons
Jehovah made by fire. shall burn it on the altar upon the
11 No meal offering, which you burnt offering, which is on the
shall offer to Jehovah, shall be wood that is on the fire: it is an
made with leaven; for you shall offering made by fire, of a sweet sa-
burn no leaven, nor any honey, as vor to Jehovah.
an offering made by fire to Jehovah. 6 And if his offering for a sacrifice
12 As an offering of first fruits you of peace offerings to Jehovah is of
shall offer them to Jehovah: but the flock; male or female, he shall
they shall not come up for a sweet offer it without blemish. 7 If he
savor on the altar. 13 And every offers a lamb for his offering, then
offering of thy meal offering shall shall he offer it before Jehovah; 8
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and he shall lay his hand on the them: 3 if the anointed priest shall
head of his offering, and kill it be- sin so as to bring guilt on the peo-
fore the tent of meeting: and ple, then let him offer for his sin,
Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle the which he has sinned, a young bull
blood of it on the altar all around. 9 without blemish to Jehovah for a
And he shall offer of the sacrifice of sin offering. 4 And he shall bring
peace offerings an offering made by the bull to the door of the tent of
fire to Jehovah; the fat of it, the fat meeting before Jehovah; and he
tail entire, he shall take away close shall lay his hand on the head of the
to the backbone; and the fat that bullock, and kill the bullock before
covers the inner parts, and all the Jehovah. 5 And the anointed priest
fat that is on the inner parts, 10 and shall take the blood of the bull, and
the two kidneys, and the fat that is bring it to the tent of meeting: 6 and
on them, which is by the loins, and the priest shall dip his finger in the
the lobe on the liver, with the kid- blood, and sprinkle the blood seven
neys, shall he take away. 11 And the times before Jehovah, before the
priest shall burn it on the altar: it is veil of the sanctuary. 7 And the
the food of the offering made by fire priest shall put the blood on the
to Jehovah. horns of the altar of sweet incense
12 And if his offering is a goat, before Jehovah, which is in the tent
then he shall offer it before Jehovah: of meeting; and all the blood of the
13 and he shall lay his hand on the bull shall he pour out at the base of
head of it, and kill it before the tent the altar of burnt offering, which is
of meeting; and the sons of Aaron at the door of the tent of meeting. 8
shall sprinkle the blood of it on the And all the fat of the bull of the sin
altar all around. 14 And he shall offering he shall take off from it; the
offer from it his offering, even an fat that covers the inner parts, and
offering made by fire to Jehovah; all the fat that is on the inner parts,
the fat that covers the inner parts, 9 and the two kidneys, and the fat
and all the fat that is on the inner that is on them, which is by the
parts, 15 and the two kidneys, and loins, and the lobe on the liver, with
the fat that is on them, which is by the kidneys, shall he take away, 10
the loins, and the lobe on the liver, as it is taken off from the ox of the
with the kidneys, shall he take sacrifice of peace offerings: and the
away. 16 And the priest shall burn priest shall burn them on the altar
them on the altar: it is the food of of burnt offering. 11 And the skin of
the offering made by fire, for a the bull, and all its flesh, with its
sweet savor; all the fat is Jehovah’s. head, and with its legs, and its in-
17 It shall be a perpetual statute ner parts, and its dung, 12 even the
throughout your generations in all whole bull shall he carry forth out-
your dwellings, that you shall eat side the camp to a clean place,
neither fat nor blood. where the ashes are poured out,

4 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, and burn it on wood with fire:


saying, 2 “Speak to the children where the ashes are poured out
of Israel, saying, ‘If any one shall shall it be burnt.
sin unwittingly, in any of the things 13 And if the whole congregation
which Jehovah has commanded not of Israel errs, and the thing is hid-
to be done, and shall do any one of den from the eyes of the assembly,
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and they have done any of the sin offering with his finger, and put
things which Jehovah has com- it on the horns of the altar of burnt
manded not to be done, and are offering; and the blood of it shall he
guilty; 14 when the sin in which pour out at the base of the altar of
they have sinned is known, then burnt offering. 26 And all the fat of
the assembly shall offer a young it shall he burn on the altar, as the
bull for a sin offering, and bring it fat of the sacrifice of peace offer-
before the tent of meeting. 15 And ings; and the priest shall make
the elders of the congregation shall atonement for him as concerning
lay their hands on the head of the his sin, and he shall be forgiven.
bull before Jehovah; and the bull 27 And if any one of the common
shall be killed before Jehovah. 16 people sin unwittingly, in doing
And the anointed priest shall bring any of the things which Jehovah
the blood of the bull to the tent of has commanded not to be done,
meeting: 17 and the priest shall dip and is guilty; 28 if his sin, which he
his finger in the blood, and sprinkle has sinned, is made known to him,
it seven times before Jehovah, be- then he shall bring for his offering a
fore the veil. 18 And he shall put the goat, a female without blemish, for
blood on the horns of the altar his sin which he has sinned. 29 And
which is before Jehovah, that is in he shall lay his hand on the head of
the tent of meeting; and all the the sin offering, and kill the sin
blood shall he pour out at the base offering in the place of burnt offer-
of the altar of burnt offering, which ing. 30 And the priest shall take the
is at the door of the tent of meeting. blood of it with his finger, and put
19 And all the fat of it shall he take it on the horns of the altar of burnt
off from it, and burn it on the altar. offering; and all the blood of it shall
20 Thus shall he do with the bull; as he pour out at the base of the altar.
he did with the bull of the sin offer- 31 And all the fat of it shall he take
ing, so shall he do with this; and the away, as the fat is taken away from
priest shall make atonement for off the sacrifice of peace offerings;
them, and they shall be forgiven. 21 and the priest shall burn it on the
And he shall carry forth the bull altar for a sweet savor to Jehovah;
outside the camp, and burn it as he and the priest shall make atone-
burned the first bull: it is the sin ment for him, and he shall be for-
offering for the assembly. given.
22 When a ruler sins, and does 32 And if he brings a lamb as his
unwittingly any one of all the offering for a sin offering, he shall
things which Jehovah his God has bring it a female without blemish.
commanded not to be done, and is 33 And he shall lay his hand on the
guilty; 23 if his sin, in which he has head of the sin offering, and kill it
sinned, is made known to him, he for a sin offering in the place where
shall bring for his offering a goat, a they kill the burnt offering. 34 And
male without blemish. 24 And he the priest shall take the blood of the
shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering with his finger, and put
goat, and kill it in the place where it on the horns of the altar of burnt
they kill the burnt offering before offering; and all the blood of it shall
Jehovah: it is a sin offering. 25 And he pour out at the base of the altar.
the priest shall take the blood of the 35 And all the fat of it shall he take
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away, as the fat of the lamb is taken bring them to the priest, who shall
away from the sacrifice of peace offer that which is for the sin offer-
offerings; and the priest shall burn ing first, and wring off its head
them on the altar, on the offerings from its neck, but shall not divide it
of Jehovah made by fire; and the apart: 9 and he shall sprinkle the
priest shall make atonement for blood of the sin offering on the side
him concerning his sin that he has of the altar; and the rest of the blood
sinned, and he shall be forgiven. shall be drained out at the base of

5 And if any one sins, in that he the altar: it is a sin offering. 10 And
hears the voice of adjuration, he he shall offer the second for a burnt
being a witness, whether he has offering, according to the ordi-
seen or known, if he does not utter nance; and the priest shall make
it, then he shall bear his iniquity. 2 atonement for him as concerning
Or if any one touches any unclean his sin which he has sinned, and he
thing, whether it be the carcass of shall be forgiven.
an unclean beast, or the carcass of 11 But if his means do not suffice
unclean cattle, or the carcass of un- for two turtle doves, or two young
clean creeping things, and it is hid- pigeons, then he shall bring his
den from him, and he is unclean, offering for that in which he has
then he shall be guilty. 3 Or if he sinned, the tenth part of an ephah
touches the uncleanness of man, of fine flour for a sin offering: he
whatsoever his uncleanness is with shall put no oil on it, neither shall
which he is unclean, and it is hid- he put any frankincense on it; for it
den from him; when he knows of it, is a sin offering. 12 And he shall
then he shall be guilty. 4 Or if any bring it to the priest, and the priest
one swears rashly with his lips to shall take his handful of it as the
do evil, or to do good, whatsoever memorial of it, and burn it on the
it is that a man shall utter rashly altar, on the offerings of Jehovah
with an oath, and it is hidden from made by fire: it is a sin offering. 13
him; when he knows of it, then he And the priest shall make atone-
shall be guilty in one of these things. ment for him concerning his sin
5 And it shall be, when he shall be that he has sinned in any of these
guilty in one of these things, that he things, and he shall be forgiven:
shall confess that in which he has and the remnant shall be the priest’s,
sinned: 6 and he shall bring his tres- as the meal offering.’ ”
pass offering to Jehovah for his sin 14 And Jehovah spake to Moses,
which he has sinned, a female from saying, 15 “If any one commits a
the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin trespass, and sins unwittingly, in
offering; and the priest shall make the holy things of Jehovah; then he
atonement for him as concerning shall bring his trespass offering
his sin. unto Jehovah, a ram without blem-
7 And if his means do not suffice ish out of the flock, according to
for a lamb, then he shall bring his your estimation in silver by
trespass offering for that in which shekels, after the shekel of the sanc-
he has sinned, two turtle doves, or tuary, for a trespass offering: 16 and
two young pigeons, to Jehovah; one he shall make restitution for that
for a sin offering, and the other for which he has done amiss in the
a burnt offering. 8 And he shall holy thing, and shall add the fifth
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part to it, and give it to the priest; make atonement for him before Je-
and the priest shall make atone- hovah; and he shall be forgiven
ment for him with the ram of the concerning whatsoever he does so
trespass offering, and he shall be as to be guilty by it.”
forgiven. 8 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
17 And if any one sins, and does saying, 9 “Command Aaron and his
any of the things which Jehovah sons, saying, ‘This is the law of the
has commanded not to be done; burnt offering: the burnt offering
though he did not know it not, still shall be on the hearth on the altar
he is guilty, and shall bear his iniq- all night until the morning; and the
uity. 18 And he shall bring a ram fire of the altar shall be kept burn-
without blemish out of the flock, ac- ing on it. 10 And the priest shall put
cording to your estimation, for a on his linen garment, and his linen
trespass offering, to the priest; and breeches shall he put on his flesh;
the priest shall make atonement for and he shall take up the ashes to
him concerning the thing in which which the fire has consumed the
he erred unwittingly and did not burnt offering on the altar, and he
know it, and he shall be forgiven. 19 shall put them beside the altar. 11
It is a trespass offering: he is cer- And he shall take off his garments,
tainly guilty before Jehovah.” and put on other garments, and

6 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, carry forth the ashes outside the
saying, 2 “If any one sins, and camp to a clean place. 12 And the
commits a trespass against Jeho- fire on the altar shall be kept burn-
vah, and deals falsely with his ing on it, it shall not go out; and the
neighbor in a matter of deposit, or priest shall burn wood on it every
of bargain, or of robbery, or have morning: and he shall lay the burnt
oppressed his neighbor, 3 or have offering in order on it, and shall
found that which was lost, and deal burn on it the fat of the peace offer-
falsely in it, and swears to a lie; in ings. 13 Fire shall be kept burning
any of all these things that a man on the altar continually; it shall not
does, sinning in it; 4 then it shall be, go out.
if he has sinned, and is guilty, that 14 And this is the law of the meal
he shall restore that which he took offering: the sons of Aaron shall
by robbery, or the thing which he offer it before Jehovah, before the
has gotten by oppression, or the de- altar. 15 And he shall take up from
posit which was committed to him, it his handful, of the fine flour of the
or the lost thing which he found, 5 meal offering, and of the oil of it,
or any thing about which he has and all the frankincense which is on
sworn falsely; he shall even restore the meal offering, and shall burn it
it in full, and shall add the fifth part on the altar for a sweet savor, as the
more to it: to him to whom it apper- memorial of it, to Jehovah. 16 And
tains shall he give it, in the day of that which is left of it shall Aaron
his being found guilty. 6 And he and his sons eat: it shall be eaten
shall bring his trespass offering to without leaven in a holy place; in
Jehovah, a ram without blemish out the court of the tent of meeting they
of the flock, according to your esti- shall eat it. 17 It shall not be baked
mation, for a trespass offering, to with leaven. I have given it as their
the priest: 7 and the priest shall portion of my offerings made by
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fire; it is most holy, as the sin offer- priests shall eat of it: it is most holy.
ing, and as the trespass offering. 18 30 And no sin offering, of which
Every male among the children of any of the blood is brought into the
Aaron shall eat of it, as his portion tent of meeting to make atonement
for ever throughout your genera- in the holy place, shall be eaten: it
tions, from the offerings of Jehovah shall be burnt with fire.
made by fire: whosoever touches
them shall be holy.’ ” 7 And this is the law of the tres-
pass offering: it is most holy. 2
19 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, In the place where they kill the
saying, 20 “This is the offering of burnt offering shall they kill the
Aaron and of his sons, which they trespass offering; and the blood of it
shall offer to Jehovah in the day shall he sprinkle on the altar all
when he is anointed: the tenth part around. 3 And he shall offer of it all
of an ephah of fine flour for a meal the fat of it: the fat tail, and the fat
offering perpetually, half of it in the that covers the inner parts, 4 and
morning, and half of it in the the two kidneys, and the fat that is
evening. 21 On a baking pan it shall on them, which is by the loins, and
be made with oil; when it is soaked, the lobe on the liver, with the kid-
you shall bring it in: in baked pieces neys, shall he take away; 5 and the
shall you offer the meal offering for priest shall burn them on the altar
a sweet savor to Jehovah. 22 And for an offering made by fire to Jeho-
the anointed priest that shall be in vah: it is a trespass offering. 6 Every
his place from among his sons shall male among the priests shall eat of
offer it: by a statute for ever it shall it: it shall be eaten in a holy place: it
be wholly burnt to Jehovah. 23 And is most holy. 7 As is the sin offering,
every meal offering of the priest so is the trespass offering; there is
shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be one law for them: the priest who
eaten.” makes atonement with it, he shall
24 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, have it. 8 And the priest who offers
saying, 25 “Speak to Aaron and to any man’s burnt offering, even the
his sons, saying, ‘This is the law of priest shall have to himself the skin
the sin offering: in the place where of the burnt offering which he has
the burnt-offering is killed shall the offered. 9 And every meal offering
sin offering be killed before Jeho- that is baked in the oven, and all
vah: it is most holy. 26 The priest that is dressed in the frying pan,
who offers it for sin shall eat it: in a and on the baking pan, shall be the
holy place shall it be eaten, in the priest’s who offers it. 10 And every
court of the tent of meeting. 27 meal offering, mingled with oil, or
Whatsoever shall touch the flesh of dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have,
it shall be holy; and when there is one as well as another.
sprinkled of the blood of it on any 11 And this is the law of the sacri-
garment, you shall wash that on fice of peace offerings, which one
which it was sprinkled in a holy shall offer to Jehovah. 12 If he offers
place. 28 But the earthen vessel in it for a thanksgiving, then he shall
which it is boiled shall be broken; offer with the sacrifice of thanks-
and if it is boiled in a brazen vessel, giving unleavened cakes mingled
it shall be scoured, and rinsed in with oil, and unleavened wafers
water. 29 Every male among the anointed with oil, and cakes min-
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gled with oil, of fine flour soaked. Israel, saying, ‘You shall eat no fat,
13 With cakes of leavened bread he of ox, or sheep, or goat. 24 And the
shall offer his offering with the sac- fat of that which dies of itself, and
rifice of his peace offerings for the fat of that which is torn by
thanksgiving. 14 And of it he shall beasts, may be used for any other
offer one out of each offering for a service; but you shall in no way eat
heave offering to Jehovah; it shall of it. 25 For whosoever eats the fat
be the priest’s who sprinkles the of the beast, of which men offer an
blood of the peace offerings. offering made by fire to Jehovah,
15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of even the soul who eats it shall be
his peace offerings for thanksgiving cut off from his people. 26 And you
shall be eaten on the day of his shall eat no manner of blood,
offering; he shall not leave any of it whether it be of bird or of beast, in
until the morning. 16 But if the sac- any of your dwellings. 27 Whoso-
rifice of his offering is a vow, or a ever it is who eats any blood, that
freewill offering, it shall be eaten on soul shall be cut off from his peo-
the day that he offers his sacrifice; ple.’ ”
and on the next day that which re- 28 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
mains of it shall be eaten: 17 but saying, 29 “Speak to the children of
that which remains of the flesh of Israel, saying, ‘He who offers the
the sacrifice on the third day shall sacrifice of his peace offerings to Je-
be burnt with fire. 18 And if any of hovah shall bring his offering to Je-
the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace hovah out of the sacrifice of his
offerings is eaten on the third day, it peace offerings: 30 his own hands
shall not be accepted, neither shall shall bring the offerings of Jehovah
it be imputed to him who offers it: made by fire; the fat with the breast
it shall be an abomination, and the shall he bring, that the breast may
soul who eats of it shall bear his in- be waved for a wave offering before
iquity. Jehovah. 31 And the priest shall
19 And the flesh that touches any burn the fat on the altar; but the
unclean thing shall not be eaten; it breast shall be Aaron’s and his
shall be burnt with fire. And as for sons’. 32 And the right thigh shall
the flesh, every one who is clean you give to the priest for a heave
shall eat of it: 20 but the soul who offering out of the sacrifices of your
eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings. 33 He among the
peace offerings, that pertains to Je- sons of Aaron who offers the blood
hovah, having his uncleanness of the peace offerings, and the fat,
upon him, that soul shall be cut off shall have the right thigh for a por-
from his people. 21 And when any tion. 34 For the breast of the wave
one shall touch any unclean thing, and the thigh of the heave have I
the uncleanness of man, or an un- taken of the children of Israel out of
clean beast, or any unclean abomi- the sacrifices of their peace offer-
nation, and eat of the flesh of the ings, and have given them to Aaron
sacrifice of peace offerings, which the priest and to his sons as their
pertains to Jehovah, that soul shall portion for ever from the children
be cut off from his people.’ ” of Israel.
22 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, 35 This is the anointing portion of
saying, 23 “Speak to the children of Aaron, and the anointing portion of
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his sons, out of the offerings of Je- front, he set the golden plate, the
hovah made by fire, in the day holy crown; as Jehovah com-
when he presented them to minis- manded Moses.
ter to Jehovah in the priest’s office; 10 And Moses took the anointing
36 which Jehovah commanded to oil, and anointed the tabernacle and
be given them by the children of Is- all that was in it, and sanctified
rael, in the day that he anointed them. 11 And he sprinkled of it on
them. It is their portion for ever the altar seven times, and anointed
throughout their generations. the altar and all its vessels, and the
37 This is the law of the burnt laver and its base, to sanctify them.
offering, of the meal offering, and 12 And he poured the anointing oil
of the sin offering, and of the tres- on Aaron’s head, and anointed him,
pass offering, and of the consecra- to sanctify him. 13 And Moses
tion, and of the sacrifice of peace brought Aaron’s sons, and clothed
offerings; 38 which Jehovah com- them with tunics, and girded them
manded Moses on Mount Sinai, in with sashes, and bound head-
the day that he commanded the bands on them; as Jehovah com-
children of Israel to offer their offer- manded Moses.
ings to Jehovah, in the wilderness 14 And he brought the bull of the
of Sinai.’ ” sin offering: and Aaron and his

8 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, sons laid their hands on the head of
saying, 2 “Take Aaron and his the bull of the sin offering. 15 And
sons with him, and the garments, he slew it; and Moses took the
and the anointing oil, and the bull blood, and put it on the horns of the
of the sin offering, and the two altar all around with his finger, and
rams, and the basket of unleavened purified the altar, and poured out
bread; 3 and assemble all the con- the blood at the base of the altar,
gregation at the door of the tent of and sanctified it, to make atone-
meeting.” 4 And Moses did as Jeho- ment for it. 16 And he took all the
vah commanded him; and the con- fat that was on the inner parts, and
gregation was assembled at the the lobe of the liver, and the two
door of the tent of meeting. 5 And kidneys, and their fat; and Moses
Moses said to the congregation, burned it on the altar. 17 But the
“This is the thing which Jehovah bull, and its skin, and its flesh, and
has commanded to be done.” its dung, he burnt with fire outside
6 And Moses brought Aaron and the camp; as Jehovah commanded
his sons, and washed them with Moses.
water. 7 And he put on him the tu- 18 And he presented the ram of
nic, and girded him with the sash, the burnt offering: and Aaron and
and clothed him with the robe, and his sons laid their hands on the
put the ephod on him, and he head of the ram. 19 And he killed it;
girded him with the skillfully wo- and Moses sprinkled the blood on
ven band of the ephod, and bound the altar all around. 20 And he cut
it to him with it. 8 And he placed the ram into its pieces; and Moses
the breastplate on him: and in the burnt the head, and the pieces, and
breastplate he put the Urim and the the fat. 21 And he washed the inner
Thummim. 9 And he set the turban parts and the legs with water; and
on his head; and on the turban, in Moses burnt the whole ram on the
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altar: it was a burnt offering for a sons, and on his sons’ garments
sweet savor: it was an offering with him, and sanctified Aaron, his
made by fire to Jehovah; as Jehovah garments, and his sons, and his
commanded Moses. sons’ garments with him.
22 And he presented the other 31 And Moses said to Aaron and
ram, the ram of consecration: and to his sons, “Boil the flesh at the
Aaron and his sons laid their hands door of the tent of meeting: and
on the head of the ram. 23 And he there eat it and the bread that is in
slew it; and Moses took the blood of the basket of consecration, as I com-
it, and put it on the tip of Aaron’s manded, saying, ‘Aaron and his
right ear, and on the thumb of his sons shall eat it.’ 32 And that which
right hand, and on the great toe of remains of the flesh and of the
his right foot. 24 And he brought bread shall you burn with fire. 33
Aaron’s sons; and Moses put the And you shall not go out from the
blood on the tip of their right ear, door of the tent of meeting seven
and on the thumb of their right days, until the days of your conse-
hand, and on the great toe of their cration is fulfilled: for he shall con-
right foot: and Moses sprinkled the secrate you seven days. 34 As has
blood on the altar all around. 25 been done this day, so Jehovah has
And he took the fat, and the fat tail, commanded to do, to make atone-
and all the fat that was on the inner ment for you. 35 And at the door of
parts, and the lobe of the liver, and the tent of meeting shall you re-
the two kidneys, and their fat, and main day and night seven days,
the right thigh: 26 and out of the and keep the charge of Jehovah,
basket of unleavened bread, that that you do not die: for so I am
was before Jehovah, he took one commanded.” 36 And Aaron and
unleavened cake, and one cake of his sons did all the things which Je-
oiled bread, and one wafer, and hovah commanded by Moses.
placed them on the fat, and on the
right thigh: 27 and he put the whole 9 And it came to pass on the
eighth day, that Moses called
on the hands of Aaron, and on the Aaron and his sons, and the elders
hands of his sons, and waved them of Israel; 2 and he said to Aaron,
for a wave offering before Jehovah. “Take a calf of the herd for a sin
28 And Moses took them from off offering, and a ram for a burnt
their hands, and burnt them on the offering, without blemish, and offer
altar on the burnt offering: they them before Jehovah. 3 And to the
were a consecration for a sweet sa- children of Israel you shall speak,
vor: it was an offering made by fire saying, ‘Take a male goat for a sin
to Jehovah. 29 And Moses took the offering; and a calf and a lamb, both
breast, and waved it for a wave a year old, without blemish, for a
offering before Jehovah: it was burnt offering; 4 and an ox and a
Moses’ portion of the ram of conse- ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice
cration; as Jehovah commanded before Jehovah; and a meal offering
Moses. mingled with oil: for today Jehovah
30 And Moses took of the anoint- appears to you.’ ” 5 And they
ing oil, and of the blood which was brought that which Moses com-
on the altar, and sprinkled it on manded before the tent of meeting:
Aaron, on his garments, and on his and all the congregation drew near
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and stood before Jehovah. 6 And the ox and the ram, the sacrifice of
Moses said, “This is the thing peace offerings, which was for the
which Jehovah commanded that people: and Aaron’s sons delivered
you should do: and the glory of Je- to him the blood, which he sprin-
hovah shall appear to you.” 7 And kled on the altar all around, 19 and
Moses said to Aaron, “Draw near to the fat of the ox and of the ram, the
the altar, and offer your sin offer- fat tail, and that which covers the in-
ing, and your burnt offering, and ner parts, and the kidneys, and the
make atonement for yourself, and lobe of the liver: 20 and they put the
for the people; and offer the offer- fat on the breasts, and he burnt the
ing of the people, and make atone- fat on the altar: 21 and the breasts
ment for them; as Jehovah and the right thigh Aaron waved
commanded.” for a wave offering before Jehovah;
8 So Aaron drew near to the altar, as Moses commanded.
and slew the calf of the sin offering, 22 And Aaron lifted up his hands
which was for himself. 9 And the toward the people, and blessed
sons of Aaron presented the blood them; and he came down from
to him; and he dipped his finger in offering the sin offering, and the
the blood, and put it on the horns of burnt offering, and the peace offer-
the altar, and poured out the blood ings. 23 And Moses and Aaron
at the base of the altar: 10 but the went into the tent of meeting, and
fat, and the kidneys, and the lobe came out, and blessed the people:
from the liver of the sin offering, he and the glory of Jehovah appeared
burnt on the altar; as Jehovah com- to all the people. 24 And there came
manded Moses. 11 And the flesh forth fire from before Jehovah, and
and the skin he burnt with fire out- consumed on the altar the burnt
side the camp. offering and the fat: and when all
12 And he slew the burnt offering; the people saw it, they shouted,
and Aaron’s sons delivered to him and fell on their faces.
the blood, and he sprinkled it on
the altar all around. 13 And they 10 And Nadab and Abihu, the
sons of Aaron, took each of
delivered the burnt offering to him, them his censer, and put fire in it,
piece by piece, and the head: and he and laid incense on it, and offered
burnt them on the altar. 14 And he strange fire before Jehovah, which
washed the inner parts and the he had not commanded them. 2
legs, and burnt them on the burnt And there came forth fire from be-
offering on the altar. fore Jehovah, and devoured them,
15 And he presented the people’s and they died before Jehovah. 3
offering, and took the goat of the Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is
sin offering which was for the peo- it that Jehovah spoke, saying, ‘I will
ple, and slew it, and offered it for be sanctified in those who come
sin, as the first. 16 And he presented near me, and before all the people I
the burnt offering, and offered it ac- will be glorified.’ ” And Aaron held
cording to the ordinance. 17 And he his peace. 4 And Moses called
presented the meal offering, and Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of
filled his hand from it, and burnt it Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said
on the altar, besides the burnt offer- to them, “Draw near, carry your
ing of the morning. 18 He slew also brethren from before the sanctuary
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out of the camp.” 5 So they drew of the sacrifices of the peace offer-
near, and carried them in their tu- ings of the children of Israel. 15 The
nics out of the camp, as Moses had thigh of the heave and the breast of
said. 6 And Moses said to Aaron, the wave shall they bring with the
and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his offerings made by fire of the fat, to
sons, “Let not the hair of your wave it for a wave offering before
heads go loose, neither tear your Jehovah: and it shall be yours, and
clothes; that you do not die, and your sons’ with you, as a portion
that he be not angry with all the for ever; as Jehovah has com-
congregation: but let your brethren, manded.”
the whole house of Israel, bewail 16 And Moses diligently sought
the burning which Jehovah has kin- the goat of the sin offering, and, be-
dled. 7 And you shall not go out hold, it was burnt: and he was an-
from the door of the tent of meet- gry with Eleazar and with Ithamar,
ing, lest you die; for the anointing the sons of Aaron who were left,
oil of Jehovah is upon you.” And saying, 17 “Why have you not
they did according to the word of eaten the sin offering in the place of
Moses. the sanctuary, seeing it is most holy,
8 And Jehovah spoke to Aaron, and he has given it to you to bear
saying, 9 “Drink no wine nor strong the iniquity of the congregation, to
drink, you, nor your sons with you, make atonement for them before Je-
when you go into the tent of meet- hovah? 18 Behold, the blood of it
ing, that you do not die: it shall be a was not brought into the sanctuary
statute for ever throughout your within: you should certainly have
generations: 10 and that you may eaten it in the sanctuary, as I com-
make a distinction between the manded.” 19 And Aaron spoke to
holy and the common, and between Moses, “Behold, this day have they
the unclean and the clean; 11 and offered their sin offering and their
that you may teach the children of burnt offering before Jehovah; and
Israel all the statutes which Jehovah there have befallen me such things
has spoken to them by Moses.” as these: and if I had eaten the sin
12 And Moses spoke to Aaron, offering today, would it have been
and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his well-pleasing in the sight of Jeho-
sons who were left, “Take the meal- vah?” 20 And when Moses heard
offering that remains of the offer- that, it was well-pleasing in his
ings of Jehovah made by fire, and sight.
eat it without leaven beside the al-
tar; for it is most holy; 13 and you 11 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses and to Aaron, saying
shall eat it in a holy place, because to them, 2 “Speak to the children of
it is your portion, and your sons’ Israel, saying, ‘These are the living
portion, of the offerings of Jehovah things which you may eat among
made by fire: for so I am com- all the beasts that are on the earth. 3
manded. 14 And the breast of the Whatsoever parts the hoof, and is
wave and the thigh of the heave cloven-footed, and chews the cud,
shall you eat in a clean place, you, among the beasts, that may you eat.
and your sons, and your daughters 4 Nevertheless these shall you not
with you: for they are given as your eat of those that chew the cud, or of
portion, and your sons’ portion, out those that part the hoof: the camel,
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because he chews the cud but does eat of all winged creeping things
not part the hoof, he is unclean to that go on all fours, which have legs
you. 5 And the hyrax, because he above their feet, with which to leap
chews the cud but does not part the on the earth. 22 Even these of those
hoof, he is unclean to you. 6 And you may eat: the locust after its
the hare, because she chews the cud kind, and the bald locust after its
but does not part the hoof, she is kind, and the cricket after its kind,
unclean to you. 7 And the swine, and the grasshopper after its kind.
because he parts the hoof, and is 23 But all winged creeping things,
cloven-footed, but does not chew which have four feet, are an abomi-
the cud, he is unclean to you. 8 Of nation to you.
their flesh you shall not eat, and 24 And by these you shall become
their carcasses you shall not touch; unclean: whosoever touches the
they are unclean to you. carcass of them shall be unclean un-
9 These may you eat of all that are til the evening; 25 And whosoever
in the waters: whatsoever has fins bears anything of the carcass of
and scales in the waters, in the seas, them shall wash his clothes, and be
and in the rivers, that may you eat. unclean until the evening. 26 Every
10 And all that do not have fins and beast which parts the hoof, and is
scales in the seas, and in the rivers, not cloven-footed, nor chews the
of all that move in the waters, and cud, is unclean to you: every one
of all the living creatures that are in that touches them shall be unclean.
the waters, they are an abomination 27 And whatsoever goes on its
to you, 11 and they shall be an paws, among all beasts that go on
abomination to you; you shall not all fours, they are unclean to you:
eat of their flesh, and their carcasses whoever touches their carcass shall
you shall have in abomination. 12 be unclean until the evening. 28
Whatsoever does not have fins nor And he who bears the carcass of
scales in the waters, that is an them shall wash his clothes, and be
abomination to you. unclean until the evening: they are
13 And these you shall have in unclean to you.
abomination among the birds; they 29 And these are they which are
shall not be eaten, they are an unclean to you among the creeping
abomination: the eagle, and the things that creep on the earth: the
bearded vulture, and the osprey, 14 weasel, and the mouse, and the
and the kite, and the falcon after its great lizard after its kind, 30 and
kind, 15 every raven after its kind, the gecko, and the land-crocodile,
16 and the ostrich, and the and the lizard, and the sand lizard,
nighthawk, and the seagull, and the and the chameleon. 31 These are
hawk after its kind, 17 and the little they which are unclean to you
owl, and the cormorant, and the among all that creep: whosoever
great owl, 18 and the horned owl, touches them, when they are dead,
and the pelican, and the vulture, 19 shall be unclean until the evening.
and the stork, the heron after its 32 And on whatsoever any of them,
kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. when they are dead, falls, it shall be
20 All winged creeping things unclean; whether it be any vessel of
that go on all fours are an abomina- wood, or clothing, or skin, or sack,
tion to you. 21 Yet these may you whatsoever vessel it is, with which
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any work is done, it must be put you should be defiled by them. 44
into water, and it shall be unclean For I am Jehovah your God: sanc-
until the evening; then shall it be tify yourselves therefore, and be
clean. 33 And every earthen vessel, holy; for I am holy: neither shall
into which any of them falls, what- you defile yourselves with any
soever is in it shall be unclean, and manner of creeping thing that
it you shall break. 34 All food in it moves on the earth. 45 For I am Je-
which may be eaten, that on which hovah that brought you up out of
water comes, shall be unclean; and the land of Egypt, to be your God:
all drink that may be drunk in ev- you shall therefore be holy, for I am
ery such vessel shall be unclean. 35 holy.
And every thing on which any part 46 This is the law of the beast, and
of their carcass falls shall be un- of the bird, and of every living crea-
clean; whether oven, or range for ture that moves in the waters, and
pots, it shall be broken in pieces: of every creature that creeps on the
they are unclean, and shall be un- earth; 47 to make a distinction be-
clean to you. 36 Nevertheless a tween the unclean and the clean,
fountain or a pit in which is a gath- and between the living thing that
ering of water shall be clean: but may be eaten and the living thing
that which touches their carcass that may not be eaten.’ ”
shall be unclean. 37 And if anything
of their carcass falls on any sowing 12 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to
seed which is to be sown, it is clean. the children of Israel, saying, ‘If a
38 But if water is put on the seed, woman conceives seed, and bears a
and anything of their carcass falls on male child, then she shall be un-
it, it is unclean to you. clean seven days; as in the days of
39 And if any beast, of which you the impurity of her sickness shall
may eat, dies; he who touches the she be unclean. 3 And in the eighth
carcass of it shall be unclean until day the flesh of his foreskin shall be
the evening. 40 And he who eats of circumcised. 4 And she shall con-
the carcass of it shall wash his tinue in the blood of her purifying
clothes, and be unclean until the thirty-three days; she shall touch no
evening: he also who bears the car- hallowed thing, nor come into the
cass of it shall wash his clothes, and sanctuary, until the days of her pu-
be unclean until the evening. rifying are fulfilled. 5 But if she bear
41 And every creeping thing that a female child, then she shall be un-
creeps on the earth is an abomina- clean two weeks, as in her impu-
tion; it shall not be eaten. 42 What- rity; and she shall continue in the
soever goes on the belly, and blood of her purifying sixty-six
whatsoever goes on all fours, or days.
whatsoever has many feet, even all 6 And when the days of her puri-
creeping things that creep on the fying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a
earth, those you shall not eat; for daughter, she shall bring a lamb a
they are an abomination. 43 You year old for a burnt offering, and a
shall not make yourselves abom- young pigeon, or a turtle dove, for
inable with any creeping thing that a sin offering, to the door of the tent
creeps, neither shall you make of meeting, to the priest: 7 and he
yourselves unclean with them, that shall offer it before Jehovah, and
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make atonement for her; and she he has shown himself to the priest
shall be cleansed from the fountain for his cleansing, he shall show
of her blood. This is the law for her himself to the priest again: 8 and
who bears, whether a male or a fe- the priest shall look; and, behold, if
male. 8 And if her means do not the scab has spread in the skin, then
suffice for a lamb, then she shall the priest shall pronounce him un-
take two turtle doves, or two young clean: it is leprosy.
pigeons; the one for a burnt offer- 9 When the plague of leprosy is in
ing, and the other for a sin offering: a man, then he shall be brought to
and the priest shall make atone- the priest; 10 and the priest shall
ment for her, and she shall be look; and, behold, if there is a white
clean.’ ” rising in the skin, and it has turned

13 And Jehovah spoke to the hair white, and there is quick


Moses and to Aaron, saying, raw flesh in the rising, 11 it is an old
2 “When a man shall have in the leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and
skin of his flesh a rising, or a scab, the priest shall pronounce him un-
or a bright spot, and it becomes in clean: he shall not shut him up, for
the skin of his flesh the plague of he is unclean. 12 And if the leprosy
leprosy, then he shall be brought to breaks out abroad in the skin, and
Aaron the priest, or to one of his the leprosy covers all the skin of
sons the priests: 3 and the priest him who has the plague from his
shall look on the plague in the skin head even to his feet, as far as ap-
of the flesh: and if the hair in the pears to the priest; 13 then the
plague has turned white, and the priest shall look; and, behold, if the
appearance of the plague is deeper leprosy has covered all his flesh, he
than the skin of his flesh, it is the shall pronounce him clean who has
plague of leprosy; and the priest the plague: it is all turned white: he
shall look on him, and pronounce is clean. 14 But whensoever raw
him unclean. 4 And if the bright flesh appears in him, he shall be un-
spot is white in the skin of his flesh, clean. 15 And the priest shall look
and the appearance of it is not on the raw flesh, and pronounce
deeper than the skin, and the hair him unclean: the raw flesh is un-
of it is not turned white, then the clean: it is leprosy. 16 Or if the raw
priest shall shut up him who has the flesh turns again, and is changed to
plague seven days: 5 and the priest white, then he shall come to the
shall look on him the seventh day: priest; 17 and the priest shall look
and, behold, if in his eyes the on him; and, behold, if the plague
plague has halted, and the plague has turned into white, then the
has not spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean
priest shall shut him up seven days who has the plague: he is clean.
more: 6 and the priest shall look on 18 And when the flesh has in the
him again the seventh day; and, be- skin of it a boil, and it is healed, 19
hold, if the plague is dim, and the and in the place of the boil there is
plague has not spread in the skin, a white rising, or a bright spot, red-
then the priest shall pronounce him dish-white, then it shall be shown
clean: it is a scab: and he shall wash to the priest; 20 and the priest shall
his clothes, and be clean. 7 But if the look; and, behold, if the appearance
scab spread abroad in the skin, after of it is lower than the skin, and the
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hair of it has turned white, then the skin, and there is in it yellow thin
priest shall pronounce him un- hair, then the priest shall pro-
clean: it is the plague of leprosy, it nounce him unclean: it is a scale, it
has broken out in the boil. 21 But if is leprosy of the head or of the
the priest looks on it, and, behold, beard. 31 And if the priest looks on
there is no white hairs in it, and it is the plague of the scale, and, behold,
not lower than the skin, but is dim; the appearance of it is not deeper
then the priest shall shut him up than the skin, and there is no black
seven days: 22 and if it spreads hair in it, then the priest shall shut
abroad in the skin, then the priest up him who has the plague of the
shall pronounce him unclean: it is a scale seven days: 32 and in the sev-
plague. 23 But if the bright spot enth day the priest shall look on the
stays in its place, and has not plague; and, behold, if the scale has
spread, it is the scar of the boil; and not spread, and there is in it no yel-
the priest shall pronounce him low hair, and the appearance of the
clean. scale is not deeper than the skin, 33
24 Or when the flesh has in the then he shall be shaven, but the
skin of it a burning by fire, and the scale shall he not shave; and the
quick flesh of the burning becomes priest shall shut up him who has the
a bright spot, reddish-white, or scale seven days more: 34 and in
white; 25 then the priest shall look the seventh day the priest shall look
on it; and, behold, if the hair in the on the scale; and, behold, if the
bright spot has turned white, and scale has not spread in the skin, and
the appearance of it is deeper than the appearance of it is not deeper
the skin; it is leprosy, it has broken than the skin; then the priest shall
out in the burning: and the priest pronounce him clean: and he shall
shall pronounce him unclean: it is wash his clothes, and be clean. 35
the plague of leprosy. 26 But if the But if the scale spreads abroad in
priest looks on it, and, behold, there the skin after his cleansing, 36 then
is no white hair in the bright spot, the priest shall look on him; and,
and it is no lower than the skin, but behold, if the scale has spread in the
is dim; then the priest shall shut skin, the priest shall not seek for the
him up seven days: 27 and the yellow hair; he is unclean. 37 But if
priest shall look on him the seventh in his eyes the scale has halted, and
day: if it spreads abroad in the skin, black hair has grown up in it; the
then the priest shall pronounce him scale is healed, he is clean: and the
unclean: it is the plague of leprosy. priest shall pronounce him clean.
28 And if the bright spot stays in its 38 And when a man or a woman
place, and is not spread in the skin, has in the skin of the flesh bright
but is dim; it is the rising of the spots, even white bright spots; 39
burning, and the priest shall pro- then the priest shall look; and, be-
nounce him clean: for it is the scar hold, if the bright spots in the skin
of the burning. of their flesh are of a dull white, it is
29 And when a man or woman a white spot, it has broken out in
has a plague on the head or on the the skin; he is clean.
beard, 30 then the priest shall look 40 And if a man’s hair is fallen off
on the plague; and, behold, if the his head, he is bald; yet is he clean.
appearance of it is deeper than the 41 And if his hair is fallen off from
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the front part of his head, he is fore- woolen or in linen, or anything of
head bald; yet is he clean. 42 But if skin, in which the plague is: for it is
there is in the bald head, or the bald a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt
forehead, a reddish-white plague; it in the fire.
is leprosy breaking out in his bald 53 And if the priest shall look,
head, or his bald forehead. 43 Then and, behold, the plague has not
the priest shall look on him; and, spread in the garment, either in the
behold, if the rising of the plague is warp, or in the woof, or in anything
reddish-white in his bald head, or of skin; 54 then the priest shall com-
in his bald forehead, as the appear- mand that they wash the thing in
ance of leprosy in the skin of the which the plague is, and he shall
flesh; 44 he is a leprous man, he is shut it up seven days more: 55 and
unclean: the priest shall surely pro- the priest shall look, after that the
nounce him unclean; his plague is plague is washed; and, behold, if
in his head. the plague has not changed its
45 And the leper in whom the color, and the plague has not
plague is, his clothes shall be torn, spread, it is unclean; you shall burn
and the hair of his head shall go it in the fire: it is a fret, whether the
loose, and he shall cover his upper bareness is inside or outside.
lip, and shall cry, ‘Unclean, un- 56 And if the priest looks, and, be-
clean.’ 46 All the days in which the hold, the plague is dim after the
plague is in him he shall be un- washing of it, then he shall tear it
clean; he is unclean: he shall dwell out of the garment, or out of the
alone; outside the camp shall his skin, or out of the warp, or out of
dwelling be. the woof: 57 and if it appears still in
47 The garment also that the the garment, either in the warp, or
plague of leprosy is in, whether it is in the woof, or in anything of skin,
a woolen garment, or a linen gar- it is breaking out: you shall burn
ment; 48 whether it is in warp, or that in which the plague is with fire.
woof; of linen, or of wool; whether 58 And the garment, either the
in a skin, or in anything made of warp, or the woof, or whatsoever
skin; 49 if the plague is greenish or thing of skin it is, which you shall
reddish in the garment, or in the wash, if the plague is departed
skin, or in the warp, or in the woof, from them, then it shall be washed
or in anything of skin; it is the the second time, and shall be clean.
plague of leprosy, and shall be 59 This is the law of the plague of
shown to the priest. 50 And the leprosy in a garment of wool or
priest shall look on the plague, and linen, either in the warp, or the
shut up that which has the plague woof, or anything of skin, to pro-
seven days: 51 and he shall look on nounce it clean, or to pronounce it
the plague on the seventh day: if unclean.”
the plague has spread in the gar-
ment, either in the warp, or in the 14 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “This shall
woof, or in the skin, whatever ser- be the law of the leper in the day of
vice skin is used for; the plague is a his cleansing: he shall be brought to
fretting leprosy; it is unclean. 52 the priest: 3 and the priest shall go
And he shall burn the garment, forth out of the camp; and the priest
whether the warp or the woof, in shall look; and, behold, if the
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plague of leprosy is healed in the male lamb in the place where they
leper, 4 then shall the priest com- kill the sin offering and the burnt
mand to take for him that is to be offering, in the place of the sanctu-
cleansed two living clean birds, and ary: for as the sin offering is the
cedar wood, and scarlet, and hys- priest’s, so is the trespass offering:
sop: 5 and the priest shall com- it is most holy. 14 And the priest
mand to kill one of the birds in an shall take of the blood of the tres-
earthen vessel over running water. pass offering, and the priest shall
6 As for the living bird, he shall take put it on the tip of the right ear of
it, and the cedar wood, and the him who is to be cleansed, and on
scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall the thumb of his right hand, and on
dip them and the living bird in the the great toe of his right foot. 15
blood of the bird that was killed And the priest shall take of the log
over the running water: 7 and he of oil, and pour it into the palm of
shall sprinkle on him that is to be his own left hand; 16 and the priest
cleansed from the leprosy seven shall dip his right finger in the oil
times, and shall pronounce him that is in his left hand, and shall
clean, and shall let go the living sprinkle the oil with his finger
bird into the open field. 8 And he seven times before Jehovah. 17 And
that is to be cleansed shall wash his of the rest of the oil that is in his
clothes, and shave off all his hair, hand shall the priest put on the tip
and bathe himself in water; and he of the right ear of him who is to be
shall be clean: and after that he cleansed, and on the thumb of his
shall come into the camp, but shall right hand, and on the great toe of
dwell outside his tent seven days. 9 his right foot, on the blood of the
And it shall be on the seventh day, trespass offering: 18 and the rest of
that he shall shave all his hair off the oil that is in the priest’s hand he
his head and his beard and his eye- shall put on the head of him who is
brows, even all his hair he shall to be cleansed: and the priest shall
shave off: and he shall wash his make atonement for him before Je-
clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh hovah. 19 And the priest shall offer
in water, and he shall be clean. the sin offering, and make atone-
10 And on the eighth day he shall ment for him who is to be cleansed
take two male lambs without blem- because of his uncleanness: and af-
ish, and one ewe lamb a year old terward he shall kill the burnt offer-
without blemish, and three tenth ing; 20 and the priest shall offer the
parts of an ephah of fine flour for a burnt offering and the meal offer-
meal offering, mingled with oil, ing on the altar: and the priest shall
and one log of oil. 11 And the priest make atonement for him, and he
who cleanses him shall set the man shall be clean.
who is to be cleansed, and those 21 And if he is poor, and cannot
things, before Jehovah, at the door get so much, then he shall take one
of the tent of meeting. 12 And the male lamb for a trespass offering to
priest shall take one of the male be waved, to make atonement for
lambs, and offer him for a trespass him, and one tenth part of an ephah
offering, and the log of oil, and of fine flour mingled with oil for a
wave them for a wave offering be- meal offering, and a log of oil; 22
fore Jehovah: 13 and he shall kill the and two turtle doves, or two young
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pigeons, such as he is able to get; 33 And Jehovah spoke to Moses
and the one shall be a sin offering, and to Aaron, saying, 34 “When
and the other a burnt offering. 23 you have come into the land of
And on the eighth day he shall Canaan, which I give to you for a
bring them for his cleansing to the possession, and I put the plague of
priest, to the door of the tent of leprosy in a house of the land of
meeting, before Jehovah: 24 and the your possession; 35 then he who
priest shall take the lamb of the owns the house shall come and tell
trespass offering, and the log of oil, the priest, saying, “There seems to
and the priest shall wave them for a me to be as it were a plague in the
wave offering before Jehovah. 25 house.” 36 And the priest shall
And he shall kill the lamb of the command that they empty the
trespass offering; and the priest house, before the priest goes in to
shall take of the blood of the tres- see the plague, that all who are in
pass offering, and put it on the tip the house are not made unclean:
of the right ear of him who is to be and afterward the priest shall go in
cleansed, and on the thumb of his to see the house: 37 and he shall
right hand, and on the great toe of look on the plague; and, behold, if
his right foot. 26 And the priest the plague is in the walls of the
shall pour the oil into the palm of house with hollow streaks, green-
his own left hand; 27 and the priest ish or reddish, and the appearance
shall sprinkle with his right finger of it is lower than the wall; 38 then
some of the oil that is in his left the priest shall go out of the house
hand seven times before Jehovah: to the door of the house, and shut
28 and the priest shall put the oil up the house seven days. 39 And
that is in his hand on the tip of the the priest shall come again the sev-
right ear of him who is to be enth day, and shall look; and, be-
cleansed, and on the thumb of his hold, if the plague is spread in the
right hand, and on the great toe of walls of the house; 40 then the
his right foot, on the place of the priest shall command that they take
blood of the trespass offering: 29 out the stones in which the plague
and the rest of the oil that is in the is, and cast them into an unclean
priest’s hand he shall put on the place outside the city: 41 and he
head of him who is to be cleansed, shall cause the house to be scraped
to make atonement for him before within all around, and they shall
Jehovah. 30 And he shall offer one pour out the mortar, that they
of the turtle doves, or of the young scrape off, outside the city into an
pigeons, such as he is able to get, 31 unclean place: 42 and they shall
even such as he is able to get, the take other stones, and put them in
one for a sin offering, and the other the place of those stones; and he
for a burnt offering, with the meal shall take other mortar, and shall
offering: and the priest shall make plaster the house.
atonement for him who is to be 43 And if the plague comes again,
cleansed before Jehovah. 32 This is and breaks out in the house, after
the law of him in whom is the he has taken out the stones, and af-
plague of leprosy, who is not able to ter he has scraped the house, and
get that which pertains to his cleans- after it is plastered; 44 then the
ing.” priest shall come in and look; and,
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behold, if the plague is spread in
the house, it is a fretting leprosy in15 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses and to Aaron, saying,
the house: it is unclean. 45 And he 2 “Speak to the children of Israel,
shall break down the house, the and say to them, ‘When any man
stones of it, and the timber of it, and has an issue out of his flesh, be-
all the mortar of the house; and he cause of his issue he is unclean. 3
shall carry them forth out of the city And this shall be his uncleanness in
into an unclean place. 46 Moreover his issue: whether his flesh runs
he who goeth into the house all the with his issue, or his flesh be
while that it is shut up shall be un- stopped from his issue, it is his un-
clean until the evening. 47 And he cleanness. 4 Every bed on which he
who lies in the house shall wash his who has the issue lies shall be un-
clothes; and he who eats in the clean; and everything on which he
house shall wash his clothes. sits shall be unclean. 5 And whoso-
48 And if the priest shall come in, ever touches his bed shall wash his
and look, and, behold, the plague clothes, and bathe himself in water,
has not spread in the house, after and be unclean until the evening. 6
the house was plastered; then the And he who sits on anything on
priest shall pronounce the house which he who has the issue sat shall
clean, because the plague is healed. wash his clothes, and bathe himself
49 And he shall take to cleanse the in water, and be unclean until the
house two birds, and cedar wood, evening. 7 And he who touches the
and scarlet, and hyssop: 50 and he flesh of him who has the issue shall
shall kill one of the birds in an wash his clothes, and bathe himself
earthen vessel over running water: in water, and be unclean until the
51 and he shall take the cedar even. 8 And if he who has the issue
wood, and the hyssop, and the scar- spit on him who is clean, then he
let, and the living bird, and dip shall wash his clothes, and bathe
them in the blood of the slain bird, himself in water, and be unclean
and in the running water, and until the evening. 9 And whatso-
sprinkle the house seven times: 52 ever saddle he who has the issue
and he shall cleanse the house with rides on shall be unclean. 10 And
the blood of the bird, and with the whosoever touches anything that
running water, and with the living was under him shall be unclean un-
bird, and with the cedar wood, and til the evening: and he who bears
with the hyssop, and with the scar- those things shall wash his clothes,
let: 53 but he shall let go the living and bathe himself in water, and be
bird out of the city into the open unclean until the evening. 11 And
field: so shall he make atonement whomsoever he who has the issue
for the house; and it shall be clean. touches, without having rinsed his
54 This is the law for all manner of hands in water, he shall wash his
plague of leprosy, and for a scale, 55 clothes, and bathe himself in water,
and for the leprosy of a garment, and be unclean until the evening.
and for a house, 56 and for a rising, 12 And the earthen vessel, which he
and for a scab, and for a bright spot; who has the issue touches, shall be
57 to teach when it is unclean, and broken; and every vessel of wood
when it is clean: this is the law of shall be rinsed in water.
leprosy.” 13 And when he who has an issue
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is cleansed of his issue, then he the evening. 24 And if any man lies
shall number to himself seven days with her, and her impurity is on
for his cleansing, and wash his him, he shall be unclean seven
clothes; and he shall bathe his flesh days; and every bed on which he
in running water, and shall be lies shall be unclean.
clean. 14 And on the eighth day he 25 And if a woman has an issue of
shall take to him two turtle doves, her blood many days not in the
or two young pigeons, and come time of her impurity, or if she has an
before Jehovah to the door of the issue beyond the time of her impu-
tent of meeting, and give them to rity; all the days of the issue of her
the priest: 15 and the priest shall uncleanness she shall be as in the
offer them, the one for a sin offer- days of her impurity: she is un-
ing, and the other for a burnt offer- clean. 26 Every bed on which she
ing; and the priest shall make lies all the days of her issue shall be
atonement for him before Jehovah to her as the bed of her impurity:
for his issue. and everything on which she sits
16 And if any man’s seed of copu- shall be unclean, as the uncleanness
lation go out from him, then he of her impurity. 27 And whosoever
shall bathe all his flesh in water, touches those things shall be un-
and be unclean until the evening. clean, and shall wash his clothes,
17 And every garment, and every and bathe himself in water, and be
skin, on which is the seed of copu- unclean until the evening. 28 But if
lation, shall be washed with water, she is cleansed of her issue, then
and be unclean until the evening. she shall number to herself seven
18 The woman also with whom a days, and after that she shall be
man shall lie with seed of copula- clean. 29 And on the eighth day she
tion, they shall both bathe them- shall take to her two turtle doves, or
selves in water, and be unclean two young pigeons, and bring them
until the evening. to the priest, to the door of the tent
19 And if a woman has an issue, of meeting. 30 And the priest shall
and her issue in her flesh is blood, offer the one for a sin offering, and
she shall be in her impurity seven the other for a burnt offering; and
days: and whosoever touches her the priest shall make atonement for
shall be unclean until the evening. her before Jehovah for the issue of
20 And everything that she lies on her uncleanness.’
in her impurity shall be unclean: 31 Thus shall you separate the
everything also that she sits on children of Israel from their un-
shall be unclean. 21 And whosoever cleanness, that they do not die in
touches her bed shall wash his their uncleanness, when they defile
clothes, and bathe himself in water, my tabernacle that is in the midst of
and be unclean until the evening. them.
22 And whosoever touches any- 32 This is the law of him who has
thing that she sits on shall wash his an issue, and of him whose seed of
clothes, and bathe himself in water, copulation goes from him, so that
and be unclean until the evening. he is unclean by it; 33 and of her
23 And if it is on the bed, or on any- who is sick with her impurity, and
thing on which she sits, when he of him who has an issue, of the
touches it, he shall be unclean until man, and of the woman, and of him
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who lies with her who is unclean.’ ” shall kill the bull of the sin offering

16 And Jehovah spoke to which is for himself. 12 And he


Moses, after the death of the shall take a censer full of coals of
two sons of Aaron, when they drew fire from off the altar before Jeho-
near before Jehovah, and died; 2 vah, and his hands full of sweet in-
and Jehovah said to Moses, “Speak cense beaten small, and bring it
to Aaron your brother, that he does within the veil: 13 and he shall put
not come at all times into the holy the incense on the fire before Jeho-
place within the veil, before the vah, that the cloud of the incense
mercy seat which is on the ark; that may cover the mercy seat that is on
he does not die: for I will appear in the testimony, that he does not die:
the cloud on the mercy seat. 3 With 14 and he shall take the blood of the
this shall Aaron come into the holy bull, and sprinkle it with his finger
place: with a young bull for a sin on the mercy seat on the east; and
offering, and a ram for a burnt before the mercy seat shall he sprin-
offering. 4 He shall put on the holy kle of the blood with his finger
linen tunic, and he shall have the seven times.
linen breeches on his flesh, and 15 Then shall he kill the goat of
shall be girded with the linen sash, the sin offering, that is for the peo-
and with the linen turban shall he ple, and bring his blood within the
be attired: they are the holy gar- veil, and do with his blood as he
ments; and he shall bathe his flesh did with the blood of the bull, and
in water, and put them on. 5 And he sprinkle it on the mercy seat, and
shall take of the congregation of the before the mercy seat: 16 and he
children of Israel two male goats shall make atonement for the holy
for a sin offering, and one ram for a place, because of the uncleannesses
burnt offering. of the children of Israel, and be-
6 And Aaron shall present the bull cause of their transgressions, even
of the sin offering, which is for him- all their sins: and so shall he do for
self, and make atonement for him- the tent of meeting, that dwells
self, and for his house. 7 And he with them in the midst of their un-
shall take the two goats, and set cleannesses. 17 And there shall be
them before Jehovah at the door of no man in the tent of meeting when
the tent of meeting. 8 And Aaron he goes in to make atonement in the
shall cast lots on the two goats; one holy place, until he comes out, and
lot for Jehovah, and the other lot for has made atonement for himself,
Azazel. 9 And Aaron shall present and for his household, and for all
the goat on which the lot fell for Je- the assembly of Israel. 18 And he
hovah, and offer him for a sin offer- shall go out to the altar that is be-
ing. 10 But the goat, on which the fore Jehovah, and make atonement
lot fell for Azazel, shall be set alive for it, and shall take the blood of the
before Jehovah, to make atonement bull, and the blood of the goat, and
for him, to send him away for put it on the horns of the altar all
Azazel into the wilderness. around. 19 And he shall sprinkle
11 And Aaron shall present the the blood on it with his finger seven
bull of the sin offering, which is for times, and cleanse it, and hallow it
himself, and shall make atonement from the uncleannesses of the chil-
for himself, and for his house, and dren of Israel.
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20 And when he has made an end shall afflict your souls, and shall do
of atoning for the holy place, and no manner of work, the native, or
the tent of meeting, and the altar, he the stranger who sojourns among
shall present the live goat: 21 and you: 30 for on this day shall atone-
Aaron shall lay both his hands on ment be made for you, to cleanse
the head of the live goat, and con- you; from all your sins shall you be
fess over him all the iniquities of clean before Jehovah. 31 It is a sab-
the children of Israel, and all their bath of solemn rest to you, and you
transgressions, even all their sins; shall afflict your souls; it is a statute
and he shall put them on the head for ever. 32 And the priest, who
of the goat, and shall send him shall be anointed and who shall be
away by the hand of a man who is consecrated to be priest in his fa-
in readiness into the wilderness: 22 ther’s stead, shall make the atone-
and the goat shall bear on him all ment, and shall put on the linen
their iniquities to a solitary land: garments, even the holy garments:
and he shall let go the goat in the 33 and he shall make atonement for
wilderness. the holy sanctuary; and he shall
23 And Aaron shall come into the make atonement for the tent of
tent of meeting, and shall take off meeting and for the altar; and he
the linen garments, which he put shall make atonement for the
on when he went into the holy priests and for all the people of the
place, and shall leave them there: 24 assembly. 34 And this shall be an
and he shall bathe his flesh in water everlasting statute to you, to make
in a holy place, and put on his gar- atonement for the children of Israel
ments, and come forth, and offer because of all their sins once in the
his burnt offering and the burnt year.” And he did as Jehovah com-
offering of the people, and make manded Moses.
atonement for himself and for the
people. 25 And the fat of the sin 17 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to
offering shall he burn on the altar. Aaron, and to his sons, and to all
26 And he who lets go the goat for the children of Israel, and say to
Azazel shall wash his clothes, and them: ‘This is the thing which Jeho-
bathe his flesh in water, and after- vah has commanded, saying, 3
ward he shall come into the camp. “Whatsoever man there is of the
27 And the bull of the sin offering, house of Israel, who kills an ox, or
and the goat of the sin offering, lamb, or goat, in the camp, or who
whose blood was brought in to kills it outside the camp, 4 and has
make atonement in the holy place, not brought it to the door of the tent
shall be carried forth outside the of meeting, to offer it as an offering
camp; and they shall burn in the to Jehovah before the tabernacle of
fire their skins, and their flesh, and Jehovah: blood shall be imputed to
their dung. 28 And he who burns that man; he has shed blood; and
them shall wash his clothes, and that man shall be cut off from
bathe his flesh in water, and after- among his people: 5 to the end that
ward he shall come into the camp. the children of Israel may bring
29 And it shall be a statute for their sacrifices, which they sacrifice
ever to you: in the seventh month, in the open field, even that they
on the tenth day of the month, you may bring them to Jehovah, to the
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door of the tent of meeting, to the Israel, ‘You shall eat the blood of no
priest, and sacrifice them for sacri- manner of flesh; for the life of all
fices of peace offerings to Jehovah. flesh is the blood of it: whosoever
6 And the priest shall sprinkle the eats it shall be cut off.’ 15 “And ev-
blood on the altar of Jehovah at the ery soul who eats that which dies of
door of the tent of meeting, and itself, or that which is torn by
burn the fat for a sweet savor to Je- beasts, whether he is native or a so-
hovah. 7 And they shall no more journer, he shall wash his clothes,
sacrifice their sacrifices to the male and bathe himself in water, and be
goats, after which they play the unclean until the evening: then
harlot. This shall be a statute for- shall he be clean. 16 But if he does
ever to them throughout their gen- not wash them, nor bathe his flesh,
erations.” ’ then he shall bear his iniquity.”
8 “And you shall say to them,
‘Whatsoever man there is of the 18 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to
house of Israel, or of the strangers the children of Israel, and say to
who sojourn among them, who them, ‘I am Jehovah your God. 3
offers a burnt offering or sacrifice, 9 After the doings of the land of
and does not bring it to the door of Egypt, in which you dwelt, you
the tent of meeting, to sacrifice it to shall not do: and after the doings of
Jehovah; that man shall be cut off the land of Canaan, to which I bring
from his people. you, you shall not do; neither shall
10 ‘And whatsoever man there is you walk in their statutes. 4 My or-
of the house of Israel, or of the dinances shall you do, and my
strangers who sojourn among statutes shall you keep, to walk in
them, who eats any manner of them: I am Jehovah your God. 5
blood, I will set my face against that You shall therefore keep my
soul who eats blood, and will cut statutes, and my ordinances; which
him off from among his people. 11 if a man does, he shall live in them:
For the life of the flesh is in the I am Jehovah.
blood; and I have given it to you on 6 None of you shall approach to
the altar to make atonement for any who are near of kin to him, to
your souls: for it is the blood that uncover their nakedness: I am Jeho-
makes atonement by reason of the vah. 7 The nakedness of your fa-
life.’ 12 Therefore I said to the chil- ther, even the nakedness of your
dren of Israel, ‘No soul of you shall mother, shall you not uncover: she
eat blood, neither shall any stranger is your mother; you shall not un-
who sojourns among you eat cover her nakedness. 8 The naked-
blood.’ 13 “And whatsoever man ness of your father’s wife shall you
there is of the children of Israel, or not uncover: it is your father’s
of the strangers who sojourn nakedness. 9 The nakedness of
among them, who take in hunting your sister, the daughter of your fa-
any beast or bird that may be eaten; ther, or the daughter of your
he shall pour out the blood of it, mother, whether born at home, or
and cover it with dust. born abroad, even their nakedness
14 For as to the life of all flesh, the you shall not uncover. 10 The
blood of it is all one with the life of nakedness of your son’s daughter,
it: therefore I said to the children of or of your daughter’s daughter,
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even their nakedness you shall not stand before a beast, to lie down
uncover: for theirs is your own with it: it is confusion.
nakedness. 11 The nakedness of 24 Do not defile yourselves in any
your father’s wife’s daughter, be- of these things: for in all these the
gotten by your father, she is your nations are defiled which I cast out
sister, you shall not uncover her from before you; 25 and the land is
nakedness. 12 You shall not un- defiled: therefore I visit the iniquity
cover the nakedness of your fa- of it upon it, and the land vomits
ther’s sister: she is your father’s out her inhabitants. 26 You there-
near kinswoman. 13 You shall not fore shall keep my statutes and my
uncover the nakedness of your ordinances, and shall not do any of
mother’s sister: for she is your these abominations; neither the na-
mother’s near kinswoman. 14 You tive, nor the stranger who sojourns
shall not uncover the nakedness of among you; 27 (for all these abomi-
your father’s brother, you shall not nations have the men of the land
approach his wife: she is your aunt. done, who were before you, and the
15 You shall not uncover the naked- land is defiled); 28 that the land
ness of your daughter-in-law: she is does not vomit you out also, when
your son’s wife; you shall not un- you defile it, as it vomited out the
cover her nakedness. 16 You shall nation that was before you. 29 For
not uncover the nakedness of your whosoever shall do any of these
brother’s wife: it is your brother’s abominations, even the souls who
nakedness. 17 You shall not un- do them shall be cut off from
cover the nakedness of a woman among their people. 30 Therefore
and her daughter; you shall not shall you keep my charge, that you
take her son’s daughter, or her do not practice any of these abom-
daughter’s daughter, to uncover inable customs, which were prac-
her nakedness; they are near ticed before you, and that you do
kinswomen: it is wickedness. 18 not defile yourselves in them: I am
And you shall not take a wife to her Jehovah your God.’ ”

her nakedness, besides the other in


her lifetime.
19
sister, to be a rival to her, to uncover And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to
all the congregation of the children
19 And you shall not approach a of Israel, and say to them, ‘You shall
woman to uncover her nakedness, be holy; for I Jehovah your God am
as long as she is impure by her un- holy. 3 You shall fear every man his
cleanness. 20 And you shall not lie mother, and his father; and you
carnally with your neighbor’s wife, shall keep my Sabbaths: I am Jeho-
to defile yourself with her. 21 And vah your God. 4 Do not turn to
you shall not give any of your seed idols, nor make to yourselves
to make them pass through the fire molten gods: I am Jehovah your
to Molech; neither shall you pro- God.
fane the name of your God: I am Je- 5 And when you offer a sacrifice
hovah. 22 You shall not lie with of peace offerings to Jehovah, you
mankind, as with womankind: it is shall offer it that you may be ac-
abomination. 23 And you shall not cepted. 6 It shall be eaten the same
lie with any beast to defile yourself day you offer it, and on the next
with it; neither shall any woman day: and if anything remains until
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the third day, it shall be burned people; but you shall love your
with fire. 7 And if it is eaten at all on neighbor as yourself: I am Jehovah.
the third day, it is an abomination; 19 You shall keep my statutes. You
it shall not be accepted: 8 but every shall not let your cattle crossbreed
one who eats it shall bear his iniq- with a diverse kind: you shall not
uity, because he has profaned the sow your field with two kinds of
holy thing of Jehovah: and that soul seed: neither shall there come on
shall be cut off from his people. you a garment of two kinds of stuff
9 And when you reap the harvest mingled together. 20 And whoso-
of your land, you shall not wholly ever lies carnally with a woman,
reap the corners of your field, nei- who is a bondmaid, betrothed to a
ther shall you gather the gleaning husband, and not at all redeemed,
of your harvest. 10 And you shall nor freedom given her; they shall
not glean your vineyard, neither be punished; they shall not be put
shall you gather the fallen fruit of to death, because she was not free.
your vineyard; you shall leave 21 And he shall bring his trespass
them for the poor and for the so- offering to Jehovah, to the door of
journer: I am Jehovah your God. the tent of meeting, even a ram for
11 You shall not steal; neither shall a trespass offering. 22 And the
you deal falsely, nor lie to one an- priest shall make atonement for
other. 12 And you shall not swear him with the ram of the trespass
by my name falsely, and profane offering before Jehovah for his sin
the name of your God: I am Jeho- which he has sinned: and the sin
vah. which he has sinned shall be for-
13 You shall not oppress your given him.
neighbor, nor rob him: the wages of 23 And when you shall come into
a hired servant shall not remain the land, and shall have planted all
with you all night until the morn- manner of trees for food, then you
ing. 14 You shall not curse the deaf, shall count the fruit of it as their un-
nor put a stumbling block before circumcision: three years shall they
the blind; but you shall fear your be as uncircumcised to you; it shall
God: I am Jehovah. not be eaten. 24 But in the fourth
15 You shall do no unrighteous- year all the fruit of it shall be holy,
ness in judgment: you shall not re- for giving praise to Jehovah. 25
spect the person of the poor, nor And in the fifth year shall you eat of
honor the person of the mighty; but the fruit of it, that it may yield to
in righteousness shall you judge you the increase of it: I am Jehovah
your neighbor. 16 You shall not go your God.
up and down as a talebearer among 26 You shall not eat anything with
your people: neither shall you the blood: neither shall you use en-
stand against the blood of your chantments, nor practice interpre-
neighbor: I am Jehovah. tation of signs. 27 You shall not
17 You shall not hate your brother round the corners of your heads,
in your heart: you shall surely re- neither shall you mar the corners of
buke your neighbor, and not bear your beard. 28 You shall not make
sin because of him. 18 You shall not any cuttings in your flesh for the
take vengeance, nor bear any dead, nor print any marks on you: I
grudge against the children of your am Jehovah.
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29 Do not profane your daughter, from that man, when he gives his
to make her a harlot; lest the land seed to Molech, and not put him to
fall to whoredom, and the land be- death; 5 then I will set my face
come full of wickedness. 30 You against that man, and against his
shall keep my Sabbaths, and revere family, and will cut him off, and all
my sanctuary; I am Jehovah. who play the harlot after him, to
31 Do not turn to those who have play the harlot with Molech, from
familiar spirits, nor to the wizards; among their people.
do not seek them out, to be defiled 6 And the soul who turns to those
by them: I am Jehovah your God. who have familiar spirits, and to
32 You shall rise up before the the wizards, to play the harlot after
gray head, and honor the face of the them, I will even set my face
old man, and you shall fear your against that soul, and will cut him
God: I am Jehovah. off from among his people. 7 Sanc-
33 And if a stranger sojourns with tify yourselves therefore, and be
you in your land, you shall not do holy; for I am Jehovah your God. 8
him wrong. 34 The stranger who And you shall keep my statutes,
sojourns with you shall be to you as and do them: I am Jehovah who
the native among you, and you sanctifies you. 9 For every one who
shall love him as yourself; for you curses his father or his mother shall
were sojourners in the land of surely be put to death: he has
Egypt: I am Jehovah your God. cursed his father or his mother; his
35 You shall do no unrighteous- blood shall be upon him.
ness in judgment, in measures of 10 And the man who commits
length, of weight, or of quantity. 36 adultery with another man’s wife,
Just balances, just weights, a just even he who commits adultery
ephah, and a just hin, shall you with his neighbor’s wife, the adul-
have: I am Jehovah your God, who terer and the adulteress shall surely
brought you out of the land of be put to death. 11 And the man
Egypt. 37 And you shall observe all who lies with his father’s wife has
my statutes, and all my ordinances, uncovered his father’s nakedness:
and do them: I am Jehovah.’ ” both of them shall surely be put to

20 And Jehovah spoke to death; their blood shall be upon


Moses, saying, 2 “Moreover, them. 12 And if a man lies with his
you shall say to the children of Is- daughter-in-law, both of them shall
rael, ‘Whosoever he is of the chil- surely be put to death: they have
dren of Israel, or of the strangers worked confusion; their blood shall
who sojourn in Israel, who gives of be upon them. 13 And if a man lies
his seed to Molech; he shall surely with mankind, as with wom-
be put to death: the people of the ankind, both of them have commit-
land shall stone him with stones. 3 ted abomination: they shall surely
I also will set my face against that be put to death; their blood shall be
man, and will cut him off from upon them. 14 And if a man takes a
among his people; because he has wife and her mother, it is wicked-
given his seed to Molech, to defile ness: they shall be burnt with fire,
my sanctuary, and to profane my both he and they; that there be no
holy name. 4 And if the people of wickedness among you. 15 And if a
the land do at all hide their eyes man lies with a beast, he shall
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surely be put to death: and you your God, who has separated you
shall slay the beast. 16 And if a from the peoples. 25 You shall
woman approaches any beast, and therefore make a distinction be-
lies down with it, you shall kill the tween the clean beast and the un-
woman, and the beast: they shall clean, and between the unclean
surely be put to death; their blood fowl and the clean: and you shall
shall be upon them. not make your souls abominable by
17 And if a man shall take his sis- beast, or by bird, or by anything
ter, his father’s daughter, or his with which the ground teems,
mother’s daughter, and see her which I have separated from you as
nakedness, and she sees his naked- unclean. 26 And you shall be holy
ness; it is a shameful thing; and to me: for I, Jehovah, am holy, and
they shall be cut off in the sight of have set you apart from the peo-
the children of their people: he has ples, that you should be mine.
uncovered his sister’s nakedness; 27 A man also or a woman who
he shall bear his iniquity. 18 And if has a familiar spirit, or that is a wiz-
a man shall lie with a woman hav- ard, shall surely be put to death:
ing her sickness, and shall uncover they shall stone them with stones;
her nakedness; he has made naked their blood shall be upon them.’ ”
her fountain, and she has uncov-
ered the fountain of her blood: and 21 And Jehovah said to Moses,
“Speak to the priests, the
both of them shall be cut off from sons of Aaron, and say to them,
among their people. 19 And you ‘There shall none defile himself for
shall not uncover the nakedness of the dead among his people; 2 ex-
your mother’s sister, nor of your fa- cept for his kin, who is near to him,
ther’s sister; for he has made naked for his mother, and for his father,
his near kin: they shall bear their in- and for his son, and for his daugh-
iquity. 20 And if a man shall lie with ter, and for his brother, 3 and for his
his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered sister a virgin, who is near to him,
his uncle’s nakedness: they shall who has had no husband; for her he
bear their sin; they shall die child- may defile himself. 4 He shall not
less. 21 And if a man shall take his defile himself, being a chief man
brother’s wife, it is impurity: he has among his people, to profane him-
uncovered his brother’s nakedness; self. 5 They shall not make baldness
they shall be childless. on their head, neither shall they
22 You shall therefore keep all my shave off the corner of their beard,
statutes, and all my ordinances, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
and do them; that the land, to 6 They shall be holy to their God,
which I bring you to dwell in it, and not profane the name of their
does not vomit you out. 23 And you God; for the offerings of Jehovah
shall not walk in the customs of the made by fire, the bread of their
nation, which I cast out before you: God, they offer: therefore they shall
for they did all these things, and be holy. 7 They shall not take a
therefore I abhorred them. 24 But I woman who is a harlot, or profane;
have said to you, “You shall inherit neither shall they take a woman put
their land, and I will give it to you away from her husband: for he is
to possess it, a land flowing with holy to his God. 8 You shall sanctify
milk and honey”: I am Jehovah him therefore; for he offers the
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bread of your God: he shall be holy he has a blemish; he shall not come
to you: for I Jehovah, who sanctify near to offer the bread of his God.
you, am holy. 9 And the daughter of 22 He shall eat the bread of his God,
any priest, if she profaned herself both of the most holy, and of the
by playing the harlot, she profanes holy: 23 only he shall not go in to
her father: she shall be burned with the veil, nor come near to the altar,
fire. because he has a blemish; that he
10 And he who is the high priest does not profane my sanctuaries:
among his brethren, on whose head for I am Jehovah who sanctifies
the anointing oil is poured, and them.’ ” 24 So Moses spoke to
who is consecrated to put on the Aaron, and to his sons, and to all
garments, shall not let the hair of the children of Israel.
his head go loose, nor tear his
clothes; 11 neither shall he go in to 22 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to
any dead body, nor defile himself Aaron and to his sons, that they
for his father, or for his mother; 12 separate themselves from the holy
neither shall he go out of the sanc- things of the children of Israel,
tuary, nor profane the sanctuary of which they hallow to me, and that
his God; for the crown of the they do not profane my holy name:
anointing oil of his God is on him: I I am Jehovah. 3 Say to them,
am Jehovah. 13 And he shall take a ‘Whosoever he is of all your seed
wife in her virginity. 14 A widow, or throughout your generations, who
one divorced, or a profane woman, approaches the holy things, which
a harlot, these shall he not take: but the children of Israel hallow to Je-
a virgin of his own people shall he hovah, having his uncleanness
take to wife. 15 And he shall not upon him, that soul shall be cut off
profane his seed among his people: from before me: I am Jehovah. 4
for I am Jehovah who sanctifies What man soever of the seed of
him.’ ” Aaron is a leper, or has an issue; he
16 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, shall not eat of the holy things, until
saying, 17 “Speak to Aaron, saying, he be clean. And whoso touches
‘Whosoever he is of your seed anything that is unclean by the
throughout their generations who dead, or a man whose seed goes
has a blemish, let him not approach from him; 5 or whosoever touches
to offer the bread of his God. 18 For any creeping thing, by which he
whatsoever man he is who has a may be made unclean, or a man of
blemish, he shall not approach: a whom he may take uncleanness,
blind man, or a lame, or he who has whatsoever uncleanness he has; 6
a flat nose, or anything superflu- the soul who touches any such shall
ous, 19 or a man who is broken- be unclean until the evening, and
footed, or broken-handed, 20 or shall not eat of the holy things, un-
crook-backed, or a dwarf, or who less he bathe his flesh in water. 7
has a blemish in his eye, or is And when the sun is down, he shall
scurvy, or scabbed, or has his stones be clean; and afterward he shall eat
broken; 21 no man of the seed of of the holy things, because it is his
Aaron the priest, who has a blem- bread. 8 That which dies of itself, or
ish, shall come near to offer the is torn of beasts, he shall not eat, to
offerings of Jehovah made by fire: defile himself with it:—I am Jeho-
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vah. 9 They shall therefore keep my ever offers a sacrifice of peace offer-
charge, lest they bear sin for it, and ings to Jehovah to accomplish a
die in it, if they profane it: I am Je- vow, or for a freewill offering, of the
hovah who sanctifies them. herd or of the flock, it shall be per-
10 No stranger shall eat of the fect to be accepted; there shall be no
holy thing: a sojourner of the blemish in it. 22 Blind, or broken, or
priest’s, or a hired servant, shall not maimed, or having a wart, or
eat of the holy thing. 11 But if a scurvy, or scabs, you shall not offer
priest buys any soul, the purchase these to Jehovah, nor make an offer-
of his money, he shall eat of it; and ing by fire of them on the altar to Je-
such as are born in his house, they hovah. 23 Either a bull or a lamb
shall eat of his bread. 12 And if a that has anything superfluous or
priest’s daughter is married to a lacking in his parts, that may you
stranger, she shall not eat of the offer for a freewill offering; but for
heave offering of the holy things. 13 a vow it shall not be accepted. 24
But if a priest’s daughter is a That which has its stones bruised,
widow, or divorced, and has no or crushed, or broken, or cut, you
child, and is returned to her fa- shall not offer to Jehovah; neither
ther’s house, as in her youth, she shall you do thus in your land. 25
shall eat of her father’s bread: but Neither from the hand of a for-
no stranger shall eat of it. 14 And if eigner shall you offer the bread of
a man eats of the holy thing unwit- your God of any of these; because
tingly, then he shall put the fifth their corruption is in them, there is
part of it to it, and shall give to the a blemish in them: they shall not be
priest the holy thing. 15 And they accepted for you.’ ”
shall not profane the holy things of 26 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
the children of Israel, which they saying, 27 “When a bull, or a sheep,
offer to Jehovah, 16 and so cause or a goat, is brought forth, then it
them to bear the iniquity who shall be seven days under the dam;
brings guilt, when they eat their and from the eighth day and there-
holy things: for I am Jehovah who after it shall be accepted for the
sanctifies them.’ ” offering made by fire to Jehovah. 28
17 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, And whether it is cow or ewe, you
saying, 18 “Speak to Aaron, and to shall not kill it and its young both
his sons, and to all the children of in one day. 29 And when you sacri-
Israel, and say to them, ‘Whosoever fice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to Je-
he is of the house of Israel, or of the hovah, ye shall sacrifice it that you
sojourners in Israel, who offers his may be accepted. 30 On the same
offering, whether it is any of their day it shall be eaten; you shall leave
vows, or any of their freewill offer- none of it until the morning: I am
ings, which they offer to Jehovah Jehovah. 31 Therefore shall you
for a burnt offering; 19 that you keep my commandments, and do
may be accepted, you shall offer a them: I am Jehovah. 32 And you
male without blemish, of the bulls, shall not profane my holy name;
of the sheep, or of the goats. 20 But but I will be hallowed among the
whatsoever has a blemish, that children of Israel: I am Jehovah
shall you not offer: for it shall not be who hallows you, 33 who brought
acceptable for you. 21 And whoso- you out of the land of Egypt, to be
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your God: I am Jehovah.’ ” made by fire to Jehovah for a sweet

23 And Jehovah spoke to savor; and the drink offering of it


Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to shall be of wine, the fourth part of a
the children of Israel, and say to hin. 14 And you shall eat neither
them, ‘The set feasts of Jehovah, bread, nor parched grain, nor fresh
which you shall proclaim to be holy ears, until this very same day, until
convocations, even these are my set you have brought the offering of
feasts. 3 Six days shall work be your God: it is a statute for ever
done: but on the seventh day is a throughout your generations in all
Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy con- your dwellings.
vocation; you shall do no manner of 15 And you shall count to you
work: it is a sabbath to Jehovah in from the next day after the Sabbath,
all your dwellings. from the day that you brought the
4 These are the set feasts of Jeho- sheaf of the wave offering; seven
vah, even holy convocations, which sabbaths shall there be complete: 16
you shall proclaim in their ap- even unto the morrow after the sev-
pointed season. 5 In the first month, enth Sabbaths shall you number
on the fourteenth day of the month fifty days; and you shall offer a new
at evening, is Jehovah’s Passover. 6 meal offering to Jehovah. 17 You
And on the fifteenth day of the shall bring out of your habitations
same month is the Feast of Unleav- two wave loaves of two tenths of an
ened Bread to Jehovah: seven days ephah: they shall be of fine flour,
you shall eat unleavened bread. 7 they shall be baked with leaven, for
In the first day you shall have a first fruits to Jehovah. 18 And you
holy convocation: you shall do no shall present with the bread seven
servile work. 8 But you shall offer lambs without blemish a year old,
an offering made by fire to Jehovah and one young bull, and two rams:
seven days: in the seventh day is a they shall be a burnt offering to Je-
holy convocation; you shall do no hovah, with their meal offering,
servile work.’ ” and their drink offerings, even an
9 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, offering made by fire, of a sweet sa-
saying, 10 “Speak to the children of vor to Jehovah. 19 And you shall
Israel, and say to them, ‘When You offer one male goat for a sin offer-
come into the land which I give to ing, and two male lambs a year old
you, and shall reap the harvest of it, for a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20
then you shall bring the sheaf of the And the priest shall wave them
first fruits of your harvest to the with the bread of the first fruits for
priest: 11 and he shall wave the a wave offering before Jehovah,
sheaf before Jehovah, to be ac- with the two lambs: they shall be
cepted for you: on the next day af- holy to Jehovah for the priest. 21
ter the Sabbath the priest shall And you shall make proclamation
wave it. 12 And in the day when on the very same day; there shall be
you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a holy convocation to you; you
a male lamb without blemish a year shall do no servile work: it is a
old for a burnt offering to Jehovah. statute for ever in all your
13 And the meal offering of it shall dwellings throughout your genera-
be two tenths of an ephah of fine tions.
flour mingled with oil, an offering 22 And when you reap the har-
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vest of your land, you shall not tabernacles for seven days to Jeho-
wholly reap the corners of your vah. 35 On the first day shall be a
field, neither shall you gather the holy convocation: you shall do no
gleaning of your harvest: you shall servile work. 36 Seven days you
leave them for the poor, and for the shall offer an offering made by fire
sojourner: I am Jehovah your God.’ to Jehovah: on the eighth day shall
” be a holy convocation to you; and
23 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, you shall offer an offering made by
saying, 24 “Speak to the children of fire to Jehovah: it is a solemn as-
Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh sembly; you shall do no servile
month, on the first day of the work.
month, shall be a solemn rest to 37 These are the set feasts of Jeho-
you, a memorial of blowing of vah, which you shall proclaim to be
trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 holy convocations, to offer an offer-
You shall do no servile work; and ing made by fire to Jehovah, a burnt
you shall offer an offering made by offering, and a meal offering, a sac-
fire to Jehovah.’ ” rifice, and drink offerings, each on
26 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, its own day; 38 besides the Sab-
saying, 27 “However on the tenth baths of Jehovah, and besides your
day of this seventh month is the gifts, and besides all your vows,
day of atonement: it shall be a holy and besides all your freewill offer-
convocation to you, and you shall ings, which you give to Jehovah.
afflict your souls; and you shall 39 However on the fifteenth day
offer an offering made by fire to Je- of the seventh month, when you
hovah. 28 And you shall do no have gathered in the fruits of the
manner of work in that same day; land, you shall keep the feast of Je-
for it is a day of atonement, to make hovah seven days: on the first day
atonement for you before Jehovah shall be a solemn rest, and on the
your God. 29 For whatsoever soul it eighth day shall be a solemn rest. 40
is that shall not be afflicted in that And you shall take on the first day
same day; he shall be cut off from the fruit of beautiful trees, branches
his people. 30 And whatsoever soul of palm trees, and boughs of thick
it is who does any manner of work trees, and willows of the brook; and
in that same day, that soul will I de- you shall rejoice before Jehovah
stroy from among his people. 31 your God seven days. 41 And you
You shall do no manner of work: it shall keep it a feast to Jehovah
is a statute for ever throughout seven days in the year: it is a statute
your generations in all your for ever throughout your genera-
dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a tions; you shall keep it in the sev-
sabbath of solemn rest, and you enth month. 42 You shall dwell in
shall afflict your souls: in the ninth booths seven days; all who are na-
day of the month at evening, from tive in Israel shall dwell in booths;
evening to evening, shall you keep 43 that your generations may know
your sabbath.” that I made the children of Israel to
33 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, dwell in booths, when I brought
saying, 34 “Speak to the children of them out of the land of Egypt: I am
Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth day Jehovah your God.’ ” 44 And Moses
of this seventh month is the feast of declared to the children of Israel the
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set feasts of Jehovah. 13 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,

24 And Jehovah spoke to saying, 14 “Bring forth him who


Moses, saying, 2 “Command has cursed outside the camp; and
the children of Israel, that they let all who heard him lay their
bring to you pure olive oil beaten hands on his head, and let all the
for the light, to cause a lamp to congregation stone him. 15 And
burn continually. 3 Outside the veil you shall speak to the children of Is-
of the testimony, in the tent of meet- rael, saying, ‘Whosoever curses his
ing, shall Aaron keep it in order God shall bear his sin. 16 And he
from evening to morning before Je- who blasphemes the name of Jeho-
hovah continually: it shall be a vah, he shall surely be put to death;
statute for ever throughout your all the congregation shall certainly
generations. 4 He shall keep in or- stone him: as well the sojourner, as
der the lamps on the pure candle- the native, when he blasphemes the
stick before Jehovah continually. name of Jehovah, shall be put to
5 And you shall take fine flour, death. 17 And he who strikes any
and bake twelve cakes of it: two man mortally shall surely be put to
tenths of an ephah shall be in one death. 18 And he who strikes a
cake. 6 And you shall set them in beast mortally shall make it good,
two rows, six on a row, on the pure life for life. 19 And if a man causes
table before Jehovah. 7 And you a blemish in his neighbor; as he has
shall put pure frankincense on each done, so shall it be done to him: 20
row, that it may be to the bread for breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth
a memorial, even an offering made for tooth; as he has caused a blem-
by fire to Jehovah. 8 Every Sabbath ish in a man, so shall it be rendered
day he shall set it in order before Je- to him. 21 And he who kills a beast
hovah continually; it is on the be- shall make it good: and he who kills
half of the children of Israel, an a man shall be put to death. 22 You
everlasting covenant. 9 And it shall shall have one manner of law, as
be for Aaron and his sons; and they well for the sojourner, as for the na-
shall eat it in a holy place: for it is tive: for I am Jehovah your God.’ ”
most holy to him of the offerings of 23 And Moses spoke to the children
Jehovah made by fire by a perpet- of Israel; and they brought forth
ual statute.” him who had cursed out of the
10 And the son of an Israelite camp, and stoned him with stones.
woman, whose father was an Egyp- And the children of Israel did as Je-
tian, went out among the children hovah commanded Moses.

woman and a man of Israel strove 25


of Israel; and the son of the Israelite And Jehovah spoke to
Moses on Mount Sinai, say-
together in the camp: 11 and the son ing, 2 “Speak to the children of Is-
of the Israelite woman blasphemed rael, and say to them, ‘When you
the Name, and cursed; and they come into the land which I give
brought him to Moses. And his you, then shall the land keep a sab-
mother’s name was Shelomith, the bath to Jehovah. 3 Six years you
daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of shall sow your field, and six years
Dan. 12 And they put him in cus- you shall prune your vineyard, and
tody, that it might be declared to gather in the fruits of it; 4 but in the
them at the mouth of Jehovah. seventh year shall be a sabbath of
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solemn rest for the land, a sabbath number of years after the Jubilee
to Jehovah: you shall neither sow you shall buy from your neighbor,
your field, nor prune your vine- and according to the number of
yard. 5 That which grows of itself of years of the crops he shall sell to
your harvest you shall not reap, you. 16 According to the multitude
and the grapes of your undressed of the years you shall increase the
vine you shall not gather: it shall be price of it, and according to the few-
a year of solemn rest for the land. 6 ness of the years you shall diminish
And the sabbath of the land shall be the price of it; for the number of the
for food for you; for you, and for crops he sells to you. 17 And you
your servant and for your female shall not wrong one another; but
servant, and for your hired servant you shall fear your God: for I am Je-
and for your stranger, who sojourn hovah your God.
with you. 7 And for your cattle, and 18 Therefore you shall do my
for the beasts that are in your land, statutes, and keep my ordinances
shall all the increase of it be for and do them; and you shall dwell in
food. the land in safety. 19 And the land
8 And you shall number seven shall yield its fruit, and you shall
sabbaths of years to you, seven eat your fill, and dwell in it in
times seven years; and there shall safety. 20 And if you shall say,
be to you the days of seven sab- “What shall we eat the seventh
baths of years, even forty-nine year? behold, we shall not sow, nor
years. 9 Then shall you send abroad gather in our increase”; 21 then I
the loud trumpet on the tenth day will command my blessing upon
of the seventh month; in the day of you in the sixth year, and it shall
atonement shall you send abroad bring forth fruit for the three years.
the trumpet throughout all your 22 And you shall sow the eighth
land. 10 And you shall hallow the year, and eat of the fruits, the old
fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty store; until the ninth year, until its
throughout the land to all the in- fruits come in, you shall eat the old
habitants of it: it shall be a Jubilee to store.
you; and you shall return every 23 And the land shall not be sold
man to his possession, and you in perpetuity; for the land is mine:
shall return every man to his fam- for you are strangers and sojourn-
ily. 11 A Jubilee shall that fiftieth ers with me. 24 And in all the land
year be to you: you shall not sow, of your possession you shall grant a
neither reap that which grows of it- redemption for the land. 25 If you
self in it, nor gather the grapes in it of brother becomes poor, and sell
the undressed vines. 12 For it is a some of his possession, then shall
Jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you his kinsman who is next to him
shall eat the increase of it out of the come, and shall redeem that which
field. his brother has sold. 26 And if a
13 In this Year of Jubilee you shall man has no one to redeem it, and he
return every man to his possession. becomes rich and finds sufficient to
14 And if you sell anything to your redeem it; 27 then let him reckon
neighbor, or buy from your neigh- the years of the sale of it, and re-
bor’s hand, you shall not wrong store the surplus to the man to
one another. 15 According to the whom he sold it; and he shall re-
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turn to his possession. 28 But if he brought you forth out of the land of
is not able to get it back for himself, Egypt, to give you the land of
then that which he has sold shall re- Canaan, and to be your God.
main in the hand of him who has 39 And if your brother becomes
bought it until the Year of Jubilee: poor with you, and sells himself to
and in the Jubilee it shall go out, you; you shall not make him to
and he shall return to his posses- serve as a bondservant. 40 As a
sion. hired servant, and as a sojourner, he
29 And if a man sells a dwelling shall be with you; he shall serve
house in a walled city, then he may with you until the Year of Jubilee:
redeem it within a whole year after 41 then shall he go out from you, he
it is sold; for a full year shall he and his children with him, and
have the right of redemption. 30 shall return to his own family, and
And if it is not redeemed within the to the possession of his fathers shall
space of a full year, then the house he return. 42 For they are my ser-
that is in the walled city shall be vants, whom I brought forth out of
made sure in perpetuity to him the land of Egypt: they shall not be
who bought it, throughout his gen- sold as bondmen. 43 You shall not
erations: it shall not go out in the rule over him with rigor, but shall
Jubilee. 31 But the houses of the vil- fear your God. 44 And as for your
lages which have no wall around bondmen, and your bondmaids,
them shall be reckoned with the whom you shall have; of the na-
fields of the country: they may be tions that are all around you, of
redeemed, and they shall go out in them shall you buy bondmen and
the Jubilee. 32 Nevertheless the bondmaids. 45 Moreover of the
cities of the Levites, the houses of children of the strangers who so-
the cities of their possession, may journ among you, of them shall you
the Levites redeem at any time. 33 buy, and of their families who are
And if one of the Levites redeems, with you, which they have begotten
then the house that was sold, and in your land: and they shall be your
the city of his possession, shall go possession. 46 And you shall make
out in the Jubilee; for the houses of them an inheritance for your chil-
the cities of the Levites are their dren after you, to hold for a posses-
possession among the children of sion; of them shall you take your
Israel. 34 But the field of the out- bondmen for ever: but over your
skirts of their cities may not be sold; brethren the children of Israel you
for it is their perpetual possession. shall not rule, one over another,
35 And if your brother becomes with rigor.
poor, and his hand fails with you; 47 And if a stranger or sojourner
then you shall uphold him: as a with you becomes rich, and your
stranger and a sojourner shall he brother becomes poor beside him,
live with you. 36 Take no interest and sells himself to the stranger or
from him or increase, but fear your sojourner with you, or to the stock
God; that your brother may live of the stranger’s family; 48 after he
with you. 37 You shall not give him is sold he may be redeemed: one of
your money upon interest, nor give his brothers may redeem him; 49 or
him your provisions for increase. 38 his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may re-
I am Jehovah your God, who deem him, or any who is near of kin
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to him of his family may redeem will give peace in the land, and you
him; or if he becomes rich, he may shall lie down, and none shall make
redeem himself. 50 And he shall you afraid: and I will cause evil
reckon with him who bought him beasts to cease out of the land, nei-
from the year that he sold himself ther shall the sword go through
to him to the Year of Jubilee: and your land. 7 And you shall chase
the price of his sale shall be accord- your enemies, and they shall fall
ing to the number of years; accord- before you by the sword. 8 And five
ing to the time of a hired servant of you shall chase a hundred, and a
shall he be with him. 51 If there is hundred of you shall chase ten
still many years, according to them thousand; and your enemies shall
he shall give back the price of his fall before you by the sword. 9 And
redemption out of the money that I will have respect to you, and make
he was bought for. 52 And if there you fruitful, and multiply you, and
remains but few years to the Year of will establish my covenant with
Jubilee, then he shall reckon with you. 10 And you shall eat old store
him; according to his years shall he long kept, and you shall bring forth
give back the price of his redemp- the old because of the new. 11 And
tion. 53 As a servant hired year by I will set my tabernacle among you:
year shall he be with him: he shall and my soul shall not abhor you. 12
not rule with rigor over him in your And I will walk among you, and
sight. 54 And if he is not redeemed will be your God, and you shall be
by these means, then he shall go out my people. 13 I am Jehovah your
in the Year of Jubilee, he, and his God, who brought you forth out of
children with him. 55 For to me the the land of Egypt, that you should
children of Israel are servants; they not be their bondmen; and I have
are my servants whom I brought broken the bars of your yoke, and
forth out of the land of Egypt: I am made you go upright.
Jehovah your God. 14 But if you will not listen to me,

26 You shall make you no and will not do all these command-
idols, neither shall you set ments; 15 and if you shall reject my
up a graven image, or a pillar, nei- statutes, and if your soul abhors my
ther shall you place any figured ordinances, so that you will not do
stone in your land, to bow down to all my commandments, but break
it: for I am Jehovah your God. 2 You my covenant; 16 I also will do this
shall keep my Sabbaths, and revere to you: I will appoint terror over
my sanctuary: I am Jehovah. you, even consumption and fever,
3 If you walk in my statutes, and that shall consume the eyes, and
keep my commandments, and do make the soul to pine away; and
them; 4 then I will give your rains you shall sow your seed in vain, for
in their season, and the land shall your enemies shall eat it. 17 And I
yield its increase, and the trees of will set my face against you, and
the field shall yield their fruit. 5 you shall be struck before your ene-
And your threshing shall reach to mies: those who hate you shall rule
the vintage, and the vintage shall over you; and you shall flee when
reach to the sowing time; and you none pursues you. 18 And if you
shall eat your bread to the full, and will not still for these things listen
dwell in your land safely. 6 And I to me, then I will chastise you seven
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times more for your sins. 19 And I you. 31 And I will make your cities
will break the pride of your power: a waste, and will bring your sanctu-
and I will make your heaven as aries to desolation, and I will not
iron, and your earth as brass; 20 smell the savor of your sweet
and your strength shall be spent in odors. 32 And I will bring the land
vain; for your land shall not yield into desolation; and your enemies
its increase, neither shall the trees of who dwell in it shall be astonished
the land yield their fruit. at it. 33 And you will I scatter
21 And if you walk contrary to among the nations, and I will draw
me, and will not listen to me, I will out the sword after you: and your
bring seven times more plagues land shall be a desolation, and your
upon you according to your sins. 22 cities shall be a waste.
And I will send the beast of the field 34 Then shall the land enjoy its
among you, which shall rob you of sabbaths, as long as it lies desolate,
your children, and destroy your and you are in your enemies’ land;
cattle, and make you few in num- even then shall the land rest, and
ber; and your ways shall become enjoy its sabbaths. 35 As long as it
desolate. lies desolate it shall have rest, even
23 And if by these things you will the rest which it did not have in
not be reformed to me, but will your sabbaths, when you dwelt on
walk contrary to me; 24 then will I it. 36 And as for those who are left
also walk contrary to you; and I of you, I will send a faintness into
will strike you, even I, seven times their heart in the lands of their ene-
for your sins. 25 And I will bring a mies: and the sound of a driven leaf
sword upon you, that shall execute shall chase them; and they shall
the vengeance of the covenant; and flee, as one flees from the sword;
you shall be gathered together and they shall fall when none pur-
within your cities: and I will send sues. 37 And they shall stumble one
the pestilence among you; and you upon another, as it were before the
shall be delivered into the hand of sword, when none pursues: and
the enemy. 26 When I break your you shall have no power to stand
staff of bread, ten women shall bake before your enemies. 38 And you
your bread in one oven, and they shall perish among the nations, and
shall deliver your bread again by the land of your enemies shall eat
weight: and you shall eat, and not you up. 39 And those who are left
be satisfied. of you shall pine away in their iniq-
27 And if you will not for all this uity in your enemies’ lands; and
listen to me, but walk contrary to also in the iniquities of their fathers
me; 28 then I will walk contrary to shall they pine away with them.
you in wrath; and I also will chas- 40 And they shall confess their in-
tise you seven times for your sins. iquity, and the iniquity of their fa-
29 And you shall eat the flesh of thers, in their trespass which they
your sons, and the flesh of your trespassed against me, and also
daughters shall you eat. 30 And I that, because they walked contrary
will destroy your high places, and to me, 41 I also walked contrary to
cut down your sun images, and cast them, and brought them into the
your dead bodies on the bodies of land of their enemies: if then their
your idols; and my soul shall abhor uncircumcised heart is humbled,
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and they then accept the punish- And if it is from a month old even
ment of their iniquity; 42 then will I to five years old, then your estima-
remember my covenant with Jacob; tion shall be of the male five shekels
and also my covenant with Isaac, of silver, and for the female your es-
and also my covenant with Abra- timation shall be three shekels of
ham I will remember; and I will re- silver. 7 And if it is from sixty years
member the land. 43 The land also old and upward; if it is a male, then
shall be left by them, and shall en- your estimation shall be fifteen
joy its sabbaths, while it lies deso- shekels, and for the female ten
late without them: and they shall shekels. 8 But if he is poorer than
accept the punishment of their iniq- your estimation, then he shall be set
uity; because, even because they re- before the priest, and the priest
jected my ordinances, and their shall value him; according to the
soul abhorred my statutes. 44 And ability of him who vowed shall the
yet for all that, when they are in the priest value him.
land of their enemies, I will not re- 9 And if it is a beast, of which men
ject them, neither will I abhor them, offer an offering to Jehovah, all that
to destroy them utterly, and to any man gives of such to Jehovah
break my covenant with them; for I shall be holy. 10 He shall not alter it,
am Jehovah their God; 45 but I will nor change it, a good for a bad, or a
for their sakes remember the bad for a good: and if he shall at all
covenant of their ancestors, whom I change beast for beast, then both it
brought forth out of the land of and that for which it is changed
Egypt in the sight of the nations, shall be holy. 11 And if it is any un-
that I might be their God: I am Jeho- clean beast, of which they do not
vah.’ ” offer an offering to Jehovah, then he
46 These are the statutes and ordi- shall set the beast before the priest;
nances and laws, which Jehovah 12 and the priest shall value it,
made between him and the chil- whether it is good or bad: as you
dren of Israel on Mount Sinai by the priest value it, so shall it be. 13
Moses. But if he will indeed redeem it, then

27 And Jehovah spoke to he shall add a fifth of it to your esti-


Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to mation.
the children of Israel, and say to 14 And when a man shall sanctify
them, “When a man shall accom- his house to be holy to Jehovah,
plish a vow, the persons shall be for then the priest shall estimate it,
Jehovah by your estimation. 3 And whether it is good or bad: as the
your estimation shall be of the male priest shall estimate it, so shall it
from twenty years old even to sixty stand. 15 And if he who sanctified it
years old, even your estimation will redeem his house, then he shall
shall be fifty shekels of silver, after add a fifth of the money of your es-
the shekel of the sanctuary. 4 And if timation to it, and it shall be his.
it is a female, then your estimation 16 And if a man shall sanctify to
shall be thirty shekels. 5 And if it is Jehovah part of the field of his pos-
from five years old even to twenty session, then your estimation shall
years old, then your estimation be according to the sowing of it: the
shall be of the male twenty shekels, sowing of a homer of barley shall be
and for the female ten shekels. 6 valued at fifty shekels of silver. 17 If
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he sanctifies his field from the Year whether it is ox or sheep, it is Jeho-
of Jubilee, according to your esti- vah’s. 27 And if it is of an unclean
mation it shall stand. 18 But if he beast, then he shall ransom it ac-
sanctifies his field after the Jubilee, cording to your estimation, and
then the priest shall reckon to him shall add to it a fifth of it: or if it is
the money according to the years not redeemed, then it shall be sold
that remain to the Year of Jubilee; according to your estimation.
and an abatement shall be made 28 Notwithstanding, no devoted
from your estimation. 19 And if he thing, that a man shall devote to Je-
who sanctified the field will indeed hovah of all that he has, whether of
redeem it, then he shall add a fifth man or beast, or of the field of his
of the money of your estimation to possession, shall be sold or re-
it, and it shall be assured to him. 20 deemed: every devoted thing is
And if he will not redeem the field, most holy to Jehovah. 29 No one
or if he has sold the field to another devoted, who shall be devoted
man, it shall not be redeemed any from among men, shall be ran-
more: 21 but the field, when it goes somed; he shall surely be put to
out in the Jubilee, shall be holy to death.
Jehovah, as a field devoted; the pos- 30 And all the tithe of the land,
session of it shall be the priest’s. 22 whether of the seed of the land, or
And if he sanctifies to Jehovah a of the fruit of the tree, is Jehovah’s:
field which he has bought, which is it is holy to Jehovah. 31 And if a
not of the field of his possession; 23 man will redeem anything of his
then the priest shall reckon to him tithe, he shall add to it a fifth of it.
the worth of your estimation to the 32 And all the tithe of the herd or
Year of Jubilee: and he shall give the flock, whatsoever passes under
your estimation in that day, as a the rod, the tenth shall be holy to Je-
holy thing to Jehovah. 24 In the hovah. 33 He shall not search
Year of Jubilee the field shall return whether it is good or bad, neither
to him of whom it was bought, shall he change it: and if he changes
even to him to whom the posses- it at all, then both it and that for
sion of the land belongs. 25 And all which it is changed shall be holy; it
your estimations shall be according shall not be redeemed.’ ”
to the shekel of the sanctuary: 34 These are the commandments,
twenty gerahs shall be the shekel. which Jehovah commanded Moses
26 Only the firstborn among for the children of Israel on Mount
beasts, which is made a firstborn to Sinai.
Jehovah, no man shall sanctify it;

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THE FOURTH BOOK OF MOSES,


COMMONLY CALLED

N UMBER S

1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses And Moses and Aaron took these
in the wilderness of Sinai, in the men who were mentioned by
tent of meeting, on the first day of name: 18 And they assembled all
the second month, in the second the congregation together on the
year after they had come out of the first day of the second month; and
land of Egypt, saying, 2 “Take the they declared their pedigrees after
sum of all the congregation of the their families, by their fathers’
children of Israel, by their families, houses, according to the number of
by their fathers’ houses, according the names, from twenty years old
to the number of the names, every and upward, by their polls. 19 As
male, by their polls; 3 from twenty Jehovah commanded Moses, so he
years old and upward, all who are numbered them in the wilderness
able to go forth to war in Israel, you of Sinai.
and Aaron shall number them by 20 And the children of Reuben, Is-
their armies. 4 And with you there rael’s firstborn, their generations,
shall be a man of every tribe; every by their families, by their fathers’
one head of his fathers’ house. 5 houses, according to the number of
And these are the names of the men the names, by their polls, every
who shall stand with you. Of male from twenty years old and up-
Reuben: Elizur the son of Shedeur. ward, all who were able to go forth
6 Of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of to war; 21 those who were num-
Zurishaddai. 7 Of Judah: Nahshon bered of them, of the tribe of
the son of Amminadab. 8 Of Is- Reuben, were forty-six thousand
sachar: Nethanel the son of Zuar. 9 five hundred.
Of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon. 22 Of the children of Simeon, their
10 Of the children of Joseph: Of generations, by their families, by
Ephraim: Elishama the son of Am- their fath-ers’ houses, those who
mihud. Of Manasseh: Gamaliel the were numbered of it, according to
son of Pedahzur. 11 Of Benjamin: the number of the names, by their
Abidan the son of Gideoni. 12 Of polls, every male from twenty years
Dan: Ahiezer the son of Am- old and upward, all who were able
mishaddai. 13 Of Asher: Pagiel the to go forth to war; 23 those who
son of Ochran. 14 Of Gad: Eliasaph were numbered of them, of the
the son of Deuel. 15 Of Napthtali: tribe of Simeon, were fifty-nine
Ahira the son of Enan.” 16 These thousand three hundred.
are those who were called of the 24 Of the children of Gad, their
congregation, the princes of the generations, by their families, by
tribes of their fathers; they were the their fathers’ houses, from twenty
heads of the thousands of Israel. 17 years old and upward, all who
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were able to go forth to war; 25 of the tribe of Manasseh, were
those who were THEnumbered of them,
FOURTH thirty-two
BOOK thousand two hundred.
OF MOSES,
of the tribe of Gad, were forty-five 36 Of the children of Benjamin,
COMMONLYtheir
CALLED
thousand fifty. generations, by their families,
26 Of the children of Judah, their by their fathers’ houses, according
N UMBERS
generations, by their families, by to the number of the names, from
their fathers’ houses, according to twenty years old and upward, all
the number of the names, from who were able to go forth to war; 37
twenty years old and upward, all those who were numbered of them,
who were able to go forth to war; 27 of the tribe of Benjamin, were
those who were numbered of them, thirty-five thousand four hundred.
of the tribe of Judah, were seventy- 38 Of the children of Dan, their
four thousand six hundred. generations, by their families, by
28 Of the children of Issachar, their fathers’ houses, according to
their generations, by their families, the number of the names, from
by their fathers’ houses, according twenty years old and upward, all
to the number of the names, from who were able to go forth to war; 39
twenty years old and upward, all those who were numbered of them,
who were able to go forth to war; 29 of the tribe of Dan, were sixty-two
those who were numbered of them, thousand seven hundred.
of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty- 40 Of the children of Asher, their
four thousand four hundred. generations, by their families, by
30 Of the children of Zebulun, their fathers’ houses, according to
their generations, by their families, the number of the names, from
by their fathers’ houses, according twenty years old and upward, all
to the number of the names, from who were able to go forth to war; 41
twenty years old and upward, all those who were numbered of them,
who were able to go forth to war; 31 of the tribe of Asher, were forty-one
those who were numbered of them, thousand five hundred.
of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty- 42 Of the children of Napthtali,
seven thousand four hundred. their generations, by their families,
32 Of the children of Joseph, by their fathers’ houses, according
namely the children of Ephraim, to the number of the names, from
their generations, by their families, twenty years old and upward, all
by their fathers’ houses, according who were able to go forth to war; 43
to the number of the names, from those who were numbered of them,
twenty years old and upward, all of the tribe of Napthtali, were fifty-
who were able to go forth to war; 33 three thousand four hundred.
those who were numbered of them, 44 These are those who were
of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty numbered, whom Moses and
thousand five hundred. Aaron numbered, and the princes
34 Of the children of Manasseh, of Israel, being twelve men: they
their generations, by their families, were each one for his fathers’
by their fathers’ houses, according house. 45 So all those who were
to the number of the names, from numbered of the children of Israel
twenty years old and upward, all by their fathers’ houses, from
who were able to go forth to war; 35 twenty years old and upward, all
those who were numbered of them, who were able to go forth to war in
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Israel; 46 even all those who were according to their armies: and the
numbered were six hundred and prince of the children of Judah shall
three thousand five hundred and be Nahshon the son of Ammi-
fifty. nadab. 4 And his army, and those
47 But the Levites after the tribe of who were numbered of them, were
their fathers were not numbered seventy-four thousand six hun-
among them. 48 For Jehovah spoke dred. 5 And those who encamp
to Moses, saying, 49 “Only the tribe next to him shall be the tribe of Is-
of Levi you shall not number, nei- sachar: and the prince of the chil-
ther shall you take the sum of them dren of Issachar shall be Nethanel
among the children of Israel; 50 but the son of Zuar. 6 And his army,
appoint the Levites over the taber- and those who were numbered of
nacle of the testimony, and over all it, were fifty-four thousand four
the furniture of it, and over all that hundred. 7 And the tribe of Zebu-
belongs to it: they shall bear the lun: and the prince of the children
tabernacle, and all the furniture of of Zebulun shall be Eliab the son of
it; and they shall minister to it, and Helon. 8 And his army, and those
shall encamp all around the taber- who were numbered of it, were
nacle. 51 And when the tabernacle fifty-seven thousand four hundred.
sets forward, the Levites shall take 9 All who were numbered of the
it down; and when the tabernacle is camp of Judah were a hundred
to be pitched, the Levites shall set it eighty-six thousand four hundred,
up: and the stranger who comes according to their armies. They
near shall be put to death. 52 And shall set forth first.
the children of Israel shall pitch 10 On the south side shall be the
their tents, every man by his own standard of the camp of Reuben ac-
camp, and every man by his own cording to their armies: and the
standard, according to their armies. prince of the children of Reuben
53 But the Levites shall encamp all shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.
around the tabernacle of the testi- 11 And his army, and those who
mony, that there be no wrath upon were numbered of it, were forty-six
the congregation of the children of thousand five hundred. 12 And
Israel: and the Levites shall keep those who encamp next to him shall
the charge of the tabernacle of the be the tribe of Simeon: and the
testimony.” 54 Thus did the chil- prince of the children of Simeon
dren of Israel; according to all that shall be Shelumiel the son of Zur-
Jehovah commanded Moses, so ishaddai. 13 And his army, and
they did. those who were numbered of them,

2 And Jehovah spoke to Moses were fifty-nine thousand three hun-


and to Aaron, saying, 2 “The dred. 14 And the tribe of Gad: and
children of Israel shall encamp ev- the prince of the children of Gad
ery man by his own standard, with shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.
the signs of their fathers’ houses: 15 And his army, and those who
adjacent to the tent of meeting shall were numbered of them, were
they encamp all around. 3 And forty-five thousand six hundred
those who encamp on the east side and fifty. 16 All who were num-
toward the sunrise shall be those of bered of the camp of Reuben were a
the standard of the camp of Judah, hundred thousand fifty-one thou-
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sand four hundred and fifty, ac- numbered of them, were forty-one
cording to their armies. And they thousand five hundred. 29 And the
shall set forth second. tribe of Naphtali: and the prince of
17 Then the tent of meeting shall the children of Naphtali shall be
set forward, with the camp of the Ahira the son of Enan. 30 And his
Levites in the midst of the camps: army, and those who were num-
as they encamp, so shall they set bered of them, were fifty-three
forward, every man in his place, by thousand four hundred. 31 All who
their standards. were numbered of the camp of Dan
18 On the west side shall be the were a hundred and fifty-seven
standard of the camp of Ephraim thousand six hundred. They shall
according to their hosts: and the set forth last by their standards.”
prince of the children of Ephraim 32 These are those who were
shall be Elishama the son of Ammi- numbered of the children of Israel
hud. 19 And his army, and those by their fathers’ houses: all who
who were numbered of them, were were numbered of the camps ac-
forty thousand five hundred. 20 cording to their armies were six
And next to him shall be the tribe of hundred and three thousand five
Manasseh: and the prince of the hundred and fifty. 33 But the
children of Manasseh shall be Levites were not numbered among
Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 21 the children of Israel; as Jehovah
And his army, and those who were commanded Moses. 34 Thus did
numbered of them, were thirty-two the children of Israel; according to
thousand two hundred. 22 And the all that Jehovah commanded Mos-
tribe of Benjamin: and the prince of es, so they encamped by their stan-
the children of Benjamin shall be dards, and so they set forward, ev-
Abidan the son of Gideoni. 23 And ery one by their families, according
his army, and those who were num- to their fathers’ houses.
bered of them, were thirty-five
thousand four hundred. 24 All who 3 Now these are the generations
of Aaron and Moses in the day
were numbered of the camp of that Jehovah spoke with Moses on
Ephraim were a hundred and eight Mount Sinai. 2 And these are the
thousand one hundred, according names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab
to their armies. And they shall set the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar,
forth third. and Ithamar. 3 These are the names
25 On the north side shall be the of the sons of Aaron, the priests
standard of the camp of Dan ac- who were anointed, whom he con-
cording to their armies: and the secrated to minister in the priest’s
prince of the children of Dan shall office. 4 And Nadab and Abihu
be Ahiezer the son of Ammishad- died before Jehovah, when they
dai. 26 And his host, and those who offered strange fire before Jehovah,
were numbered of them, were in the wilderness of Sinai, and they
sixty-two thousand seven hundred. had no children; and Eleazar and
27 And those who encamp next to Ithamar ministered in the priest’s
him shall be the tribe of Asher: and office in the presence of Aaron their
the prince of the children of Asher father.
shall be Pagiel the son of Ochran. 28 5 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
And his army, and those who were saying, 6 “Bring the tribe of Levi
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near, and set them before Aaron the by their families: Mahli and Mushi.
priest, that they may minister to These are the families of the Levites
him. 7 And they shall keep his according to their fathers’ houses.
charge, and the charge of the whole 21 Of Gershon was the family of
congregation before the tent of the Libnites, and the family of the
meeting, to do the service of the Shimeites: these are the families of
tabernacle. 8 And they shall keep the Gershonites. 22 Those who
all the furniture of the tent of meet- were numbered of them, according
ing, and the charge of the children to the number of all the males, from
of Israel, to do the service of the a month old and upward, even
tabernacle. 9 And you shall give the those who were numbered of them
Levites to Aaron and to his sons: were seven thousand five hundred.
they are wholly given to him on the 23 The families of the Gershonites
behalf of the children of Israel. 10 shall encamp behind the tabernacle
And you shall appoint Aaron and westward. 24 And the prince of the
his sons, and they shall keep their fathers’ house of the Gershonites
priesthood: and the stranger who shall be Eliasaph the son of Lael. 25
comes near shall be put to death.” And the charge of the sons of Ger-
11 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, shon in the tent of meeting shall be
saying, 12 “And I, behold, I have the tabernacle, and the Tent, the
taken the Levites from among the covering of it, and the screen for the
children of Israel instead of all the door of the tent of meeting, 26 and
firstborn who opens the womb the hangings of the court, and the
among the children of Israel; and screen for the door of the court,
the Levites shall be mine: 13 for all which is by the tabernacle, and by
the firstborn are mine; on the day the altar all around, and the cords
that I struck all the firstborn in the of it for all the service of it.
land of Egypt I hallowed to me all 27 And of Kohath was the family
the firstborn in Israel, both man and of the Amramites, and the family of
beast; mine they shall be: I am Jeho- the Izharites, and the family of the
vah.” Hebronites, and the family of the
14 And Jehovah spoke to Moses in Uzzielites: these are the families of
the wilderness of Sinai, saying, 15 the Kohathites. 28 According to the
“Number the children of Levi by number of all the males, from a
their fathers’ houses, by their fami- month old and upward, there were
lies: every male from a month old eight thousand six hundred, keep-
and upward shall you number ing the charge of the sanctuary. 29
them.” 16 And Moses numbered The families of the sons of Kohath
them according to the word of Jeho- shall encamp on the side of the
vah, as he was commanded. 17 And tabernacle southward. 30 And the
these were the sons of Levi by their prince of the fathers’ house of the
names: Gershon, and Kohath, and families of the Kohathites shall be
Merari. 18 And these are the names Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. 31 And
of the sons of Gershon by their fam- their charge shall be the ark, and
ilies: Libni and Shimei. 19 And the the table, and the candlestick, and
sons of Kohath by their families: the altars, and the vessels of the
Amram, and Izhar, Hebron, and sanctuary with which they minis-
Uzziel. 20 And the sons of Merari ter, and the screen, and all the ser-
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vice of it. 32 And Eleazar the son of the cattle of the Levites instead of
Aaron the priest shall be prince of all the firstborn among the cattle of
the princes of the Levites, and have the children of Israel.” 42 And
the oversight of those who keep the Moses numbered, as Jehovah com-
charge of the sanctuary. manded him, all the firstborn
33 Of Merari was the family of the among the children of Israel. 43
Mahlites, and the family of the And all the firstborn males accord-
Mushites: these are the families of ing to the number of names, from a
Merari. 34 And those who were month old and upward, of those
numbered of them, according to the who were numbered of them, were
number of all the males, from a twenty-two thousand two hundred
month old and upward, were six and seventy-three.
thousand two hundred. 35 And the 44 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
prince of the fathers’ house of the saying, 45 “Take the Levites instead
families of Merari was Zuriel the of all the firstborn among the chil-
son of Abihail: they shall encamp dren of Israel, and the cattle of the
on the side of the tabernacle north- Levites instead of their cattle; and
ward. 36 And the appointed charge the Levites shall be mine: I am Jeho-
of the sons of Merari shall be the vah. 46 And for the redemption of
boards of the tabernacle, and the the two hundred and seventy-three
bars of it, and the pillars of it, and of the firstborn of the children of Is-
the sockets of it, and all the instru- rael, who are over and above the
ments of it, and all the service of it, number of the Levites, 47 you shall
37 and the pillars of the court all take five shekels apiece by the poll;
around, and their sockets, and their after the shekel of the sanctuary
pins, and their cords. shall you take them (the shekel is
38 And those who encamp before twenty gerahs): 48 and you shall
the tabernacle eastward, before the give the money, with which the odd
tent of meeting toward the sunrise, number of them is redeemed, to
shall be Moses, and Aaron and his Aaron and to his sons.” 49 And
sons, keeping the charge of the Moses took the redemption money
sanctuary for the charge of the chil- from those who were over and
dren of Israel; and the stranger who above those who were redeemed by
comes near shall be put to death. 39 the Levites; 50 from the firstborn of
All who were numbered of the the children of Israel he took the
Levites, whom Moses and Aaron money, a thousand three hundred
numbered at the commandment of and seventy-five shekels, after the
Jehovah, by their families, all the shekel of the sanctuary: 51 and
males from a month old and up- Moses gave the redemption money
ward, were twenty-two thousand. to Aaron and to his sons, according
40 And Jehovah said to Moses, to the word of Jehovah, as Jehovah
“Number all the firstborn males of commanded Moses.
the children of Israel from a month
old and upward, and take the num- 4 And Jehovah spoke to Moses
and to Aaron, saying, 2 “Take
ber of their names. 41 And you shall the sum of the sons of Kohath from
take the Levites for me (I am Jeho- among the sons of Levi, by their
vah) instead of all the firstborn families, by their fathers’ houses, 3
among the children of Israel; and from thirty years old and upward
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even until fifty years old, all who tar; and they shall spread on it a
enter upon the service, to do the covering of sealskin, and put in the
work in the tent of meeting. 4 This poles of it. 15 And when Aaron and
is the service of the sons of Kohath his sons have made an end of cov-
in the tent of meeting, about the ering the sanctuary, and all the fur-
most holy things: 5 when the camp niture of the sanctuary, as the camp
sets forward, Aaron shall go in, and is set forward; after that, the sons of
his sons, and they shall take down Kohath shall come to bear it: but
the veil of the screen, and cover the they shall not touch the sanctuary,
ark of the testimony with it, 6 and lest they die. These things are the
shall put on it a covering of seal- burden of the sons of Kohath in the
skin, and shall spread over it a cloth tent of meeting. 16 And the charge
all of blue, and shall put in the of Eleazar the son of Aaron the
poles of it. 7 And on the table of priest shall be the oil for the light,
showbread they shall spread a cloth and the sweet incense, and the con-
of blue, and put on it the dishes, tinual meal offering, and the
and the spoons, and the bowls and anointing oil, the charge of all the
the cups with which to pour out; tabernacle, and of all that is in it, the
and the continual bread shall be on sanctuary, and the furniture of it.”
it: 8 and they shall spread on them 17 And Jehovah spoke to Moses
a cloth of scarlet, and cover the and to Aaron, saying, 18 “Do not
same with a covering of sealskin, cut off the tribe of the families of the
and shall put in the poles of it. 9 Kohathites from among the Levites;
And they shall take a cloth of blue, 19 but thus do to them, that they
and cover the candlestick of the may live, and not die, when they
light, and its lamps, and its approach the most holy things:
snuffers, and its pans, and all the oil Aaron and his sons shall go in, and
vessels of it, with which they minis- appoint them every one to his ser-
ter to it: 10 and they shall put it and vice and to his burden; 20 but they
all the vessels of it within a cover- shall not go in to see the sanctuary
ing of sealskin, and shall put it on even for a moment, lest they die.”
the frame. 11 And on the golden al- 21 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
tar they shall spread a cloth of blue, saying, 22 “Take the sum of the
and cover it with a covering of seal- sons of Gershon also, by their fa-
skin, and shall put in the poles of it: thers’ houses, by their families; 23
12 and they shall take all the vessels from thirty years old and upward
of ministry, with which they minis- until fifty years old shall you num-
ter in the sanctuary, and put them ber them; all who enter in to wait
in a cloth of blue, and cover them upon the service, to do the work in
with a covering of sealskin, and the tent of meeting. 24 This is the
shall put them on the frame. 13 And service of the families of the Ger-
they shall take away the ashes from shonites, in serving and in bearing
the altar, and spread a purple cloth burdens: 25 they shall bear the cur-
on it: 14 and they shall put on it all tains of the tabernacle, and the tent
the vessels of it, with which they of meeting, its covering, and the
minister around it, the firepans, the covering of sealskin that is above
flesh hooks, and the shovels, and on it, and the screen for the door of
the basins, all the vessels of the al- the tent of meeting, 26 and the
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hangings of the court, and the upward even to fifty years old, ev-
screen for the door of the gate of the ery one who entered upon the ser-
court, which is by the tabernacle vice, for work in the tent of
and by the altar all around, and meeting: 36 and those who were
their cords, and all the instruments numbered of them by their families
of their service, and whatsoever were two thousand seven hundred
shall be done with them: in it shall and fifty. 37 These are those who
they serve. 27 At the command- were numbered of the families of
ment of Aaron and his sons shall be the Kohathites, all who served in
all the service of the sons of the Ger- the tent of meeting, whom Moses
shonites, in all their burden, and in and Aaron numbered according to
all their service; and you shall ap- the commandment of Jehovah by
point to them in charge all their Moses.
burden. 28 This is the service of the 38 And those who were num-
families of the sons of the Gershon- bered of the sons of Gershon, their
ites in the tent of meeting: and their families, and by their fathers’
charge shall be under the hand of houses, 39 from thirty years old and
Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. upward even to fifty years old, ev-
29 As for the sons of Merari, you ery one who entered upon the ser-
shall number them by their fami- vice, for work in the tent of
lies, by their fathers’ houses; 30 meeting, 40 even those who were
from thirty years old and upward numbered of them, by their fami-
even to fifty years old shall you lies, by their fathers’ houses, were
number them, every one who en- two thousand six hundred and
ters upon the service, to do the thirty. 41 These are those who were
work of the tent of meeting. 31 And numbered of the families of the
this is the charge of their burden, sons of Gershon, all who served in
according to all their service in the the tent of meeting, whom Moses
tent of meeting: the boards of the and Aaron numbered according to
tabernacle, and the bars of it, and the commandment of Jehovah.
the pillars of it, and the sockets of it, 42 And those who were num-
32 and the pillars of the court all bered of the families of the sons of
around, and their sockets, and their Merari, by their families, by their
pins, and their cords, with all their fathers’ houses, 43 from thirty years
instruments, and with all their ser- old and upward even to fifty years
vice: and by name you shall ap- old, every one who entered upon
point the instruments of the charge the service, for work in the tent of
of their burden. 33 This is the ser- meeting, 44 even those who were
vice of the families of the sons of numbered of them by their families,
Merari, according to all their ser- were three thousand two hundred.
vice, in the tent of meeting, under 45 These are those who were num-
the hand of Ithamar the son of bered of the families of the sons of
Aaron the priest.” Merari, whom Moses and Aaron
34 And Moses and Aaron and the numbered according to the com-
princes of the congregation num- mandment of Jehovah by Moses.
bered the sons of the Kohathites by 46 All those who were numbered
their families, and by their fathers’ of the Levites, whom Moses and
houses, 35 from thirty years old and Aaron and the princes of Israel
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numbered, by their families, and by every heave offering of all the holy
their fathers’ houses, 47 from thirty things of the children of Israel,
years old and upward even to fifty which they present to the priest,
years old, every one who entered in shall be his. 10 And every man’s
to do the work of service, and the hallowed things shall be his: what-
work of bearing burdens in the tent soever any man gives the priest, it
of meeting, 48 even those who were shall be his.’ ”
numbered of them, were eight 11 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
thousand five hundred and eighty. saying, 12 “Speak to the children of
49 According to the commandment Israel, and say to them, ‘If any
of Jehovah they were numbered by man’s wife go aside, and commits a
Moses, every one according to his trespass against him, 13 and a man
service, and according to his bur- lies with her carnally, and it is hid-
den: thus were they numbered by den from the eyes of her husband,
him, as Jehovah commanded and be kept close, and she is de-
Moses. filed, and there is no witness

5 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, against her, and she is not taken in
saying, 2 “Command the chil- the act; 14 and the spirit of jealousy
dren of Israel, that they put out of comes upon him, and he is jealous
the camp every leper, and every of his wife, and she is defiled: or if
one who has an issue, and whoso- the spirit of jealousy comes upon
ever is unclean by the dead: 3 both him, and he is jealous of his wife,
male and female shall you put out, and she is not defiled: 15 then shall
outside the camp shall you put the man bring his wife to the priest,
them; that they do not defile their and shall bring her offering for her,
camp, in the midst of which I the tenth part of an ephah of barley
dwell.” 4 And the children of Israel meal; he shall pour no oil on it, nor
did so, and put them out outside put frankincense on it; for it is a
the camp; as Jehovah spoke to meal offering of jealousy, a meal
Moses, so did the children of Israel. offering of memorial, bringing iniq-
5 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, uity to remembrance.
saying, 6 “Speak to the children of 16 And the priest shall bring her
Israel, ‘When a man or woman shall near, and set her before Jehovah: 17
commit any sin that men commit, and the priest shall take holy water
so as to trespass against Jehovah, in an earthen vessel; and of the dust
and that soul shall be guilty; 7 then that is on the floor of the tabernacle
he shall confess his sin which he the priest shall take, and put it into
has done: and he shall make restitu- the water. 18 And the priest shall
tion for his guilt in full, and add to set the woman before Jehovah, and
it the fifth part of it, and give it to let the hair of the woman’s head go
him in respect of whom he has been loose, and put the meal offering of
guilty. 8 But if the man has no kins- memorial in her hands, which is the
man to whom restitution may be meal offering of jealousy: and the
made for the guilt, the restitution priest shall have in his hand the wa-
for guilt which is made to Jehovah ter of bitterness that causes the
shall be the priest’s; besides the ram curse. 19 And the priest shall cause
of the atonement, by which atone- her to swear, and shall say to the
ment shall be made for him. 9 And woman, “If no man has lain with
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you, and if you have not gone aside clean; then she shall be free, and
to uncleanness, being under your shall conceive seed.
husband, be free from this water of 29 This is the law of jealousy,
bitterness that causes the curse. 20 when a wife, being under her hus-
But if you have gone aside, being band, goes aside, and is defiled; 30
under your husband, and if you are or when the spirit of jealousy comes
defiled, and some man has lain upon a man, and he is jealous of his
with you besides your husband”: wife; then shall he set the woman
21 then the priest shall cause the before Jehovah, and the priest shall
woman to swear with the oath of execute upon her all this law. 31
cursing, and the priest shall say to And the man shall be free from in-
the woman, “Jehovah makes you a iquity, and that woman shall bear
curse and an oath among you peo- her iniquity.’ ”
ple, when Jehovah makes your
thigh to fall away, and your body to 6 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
saying, 2 “Speak to the children
swell; 22 and this water that causes of Israel, and say to them, ‘When ei-
the curse shall go into your bowels, ther man or woman shall make a
and make your body to swell, and special vow, the vow of a Nazirite,
your thigh to fall away.” And the to separate himself to Jehovah, 3 he
woman shall say, “Amen, Amen.” shall separate himself from wine
23 And the priest shall write these and strong drink; he shall drink no
curses in a book, and he shall blot vinegar of wine, or vinegar of
them out into the water of bitter- strong drink, neither shall he drink
ness: 24 and he shall make the any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh
woman drink the water of bitter- grapes or dried. 4 All the days of his
ness that causes the curse; and the separation shall he eat nothing that
water that causes the curse shall en- is made of the grapevine, from the
ter into her and become bitter. 25 kernels even to the husk.
And the priest shall take the meal 5 All the days of his vow of sepa-
offering of jealousy out of the ration no razor shall come upon his
woman’s hand, and shall wave the head: until the days are fulfilled, in
meal offering before Jehovah, and which he separates himself to Jeho-
bring it to the altar: 26 and the vah, he shall be holy; he shall let the
priest shall take a handful of the locks of the hair of his head grow
meal offering, as the memorial of it, long.
and burn it on the altar, and after- 6 All the days that he separates
ward shall make the woman drink himself to Jehovah he shall not
the water. 27 And when he has come near to a dead body. 7 He
made her drink the water, then it shall not make himself unclean for
shall come to pass, if she is defiled, his father, or for his mother, for his
and has committed a trespass brother, or for his sister, when they
against her husband, that the water die; because his separation to God
that causes the curse shall enter into is upon his head. 8 All the days of
her and become bitter, and her body his separation he is holy to Jehovah.
shall swell, and her thigh shall fall 9 And if any man dies very sud-
away: and the woman shall be a denly beside him, and he defiles the
curse among her people. 28 And if head of his separation; then he shall
the woman is not defiled, but be shave his head in the day of his
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cleansing, on the seventh day shall the boiled shoulder of the ram, and
he shave it. 10 And on the eighth one unleavened cake out of the bas-
day he shall bring two turtledoves, ket, and one unleavened wafer, and
or two young pigeons, to the priest, shall put them on the hands of the
to the door of the tent of meeting: 11 Nazirite, after he has shaved the
and the priest shall offer one for a head of his separation; 20 and the
sin offering, and the other for a priest shall wave them for a wave
burnt offering, and make atone- offering before Jehovah; this is holy
ment for him, because he sinned by for the priest, together with the
reason of the dead, and shall hal- breast of the wave and thigh of the
low his head that same day. 12 And heave: and after that the Nazirite
he shall separate to Jehovah the may drink wine.
days of his separation, and shall 21 This is the law of the Nazirite
bring a male lamb a year old for a who vows, and of his offering to Je-
trespass offering; but the former hovah for his separation, besides
days shall be void, because his sep- that which he is able to get: accord-
aration was defiled. ing to his vow which he vows, so he
13 And this is the law of the must do after the law of his separa-
Nazirite, when the days of his sepa- tion.’ ”
ration are fulfilled: he shall be 22 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
brought to the door of the tent of saying, 23 “Speak to Aaron and to
meeting: 14 and he shall offer his his sons, saying, ‘In this way you
offering to Jehovah, one male lamb shall bless the children of Israel:
a year old without blemish for a you shall say to them,
burnt offering, and one ewe lamb a 24 “Jehovah bless you, and keep
year old without blemish for a sin you:
offering, and one ram without 25 Jehovah make his face to shine
blemish for peace offerings, 15 and upon you, and be gracious to you:
a basket of unleavened bread, cakes 26 Jehovah lift up his countenance
of fine flour mingled with oil, and upon you, and give you peace.” ‘
unleavened wafers anointed with 27 So shall they put my name
oil, and their meal offering, and upon the children of Israel; and I
their drink offerings. 16 And the will bless them.”
priest shall present them before Je-
hovah, and shall offer his sin offer- 7 And it came to pass on the
day that Moses had made an
ing, and his burnt offering: 17 and end of setting up the tabernacle,
he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice and had anointed it and sanctified
of peace offerings to Jehovah, with it, and all the furniture of it, and the
the basket of unleavened bread: the altar and all the vessels of it, and
priest shall offer also the meal offer- had anointed them and sanctified
ing of it, and the drink offering of it. them; 2 that the princes of Israel,
18 And the Nazirite shall shave the the heads of their fathers’ houses,
head of his separation at the door of offered. These were the princes of
the tent of meeting, and shall take the tribes, these are those who were
the hair of the head of his separa- over those who were numbered: 3
tion, and put it on the fire which is and they brought their offering be-
under the sacrifice of peace offer- fore Jehovah, six covered wagons,
ings. 19 And the priest shall take and twelve oxen; a wagon for every
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two of the princes, and for each one Amminadab.
an ox: and they presented them be- 18 On the second day Nethanel
fore the tabernacle. 4 And Jehovah the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar,
spoke to Moses, saying, 5 “Take it offered: 19 he offered for his offer-
from them, that they may be used in ing one silver platter, the weight of
doing the service of the tent of which was a hundred and thirty
meeting; and you shall give them to shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
the Levites, to every man according shekels, after the shekel of the sanc-
to his service.” 6 And Moses took tuary; both of them full of fine flour
the wagons and the oxen, and gave mingled with oil for a meal offer-
them to the Levites. 7 Two wagons ing; 20 one golden spoon of ten
and four oxen he gave to the sons of shekels, full of incense; 21 one young
Gershon, according to their service: bull, one ram, one male lamb a year
8 and four wagons and eight oxen old, for a burnt offering; 22 one
he gave to the sons of Merari, ac- male of the goats for a sin offering;
cording to their service, under the 23 and for the sacrifice of peace
hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron offerings, two oxen, five rams, five
the priest. 9 But to the sons of Ko- male goats, five male lambs a year
hath he gave none, because the ser- old: this was the offering of
vice of the sanctuary belonged to Nethanel the son of Zuar.
them; they bore it upon their shoul- 24 On the third day Eliab the son
ders. 10 And the princes offered for of Helon, prince of the children of
the dedication of the altar in the Zebulun: 25 his offering was one
day that it was anointed, even the silver platter, the weight of which
princes offered their offering before was a hundred and thirty shekels,
the altar. 11 And Jehovah said to one silver bowl of seventy shekels,
Moses, “They shall offer their offer- after the shekel of the sanctuary;
ing, each prince on his day, for the both of them full of fine flour min-
dedication of the altar.” gled with oil for a meal offering; 26
12 And he who offered his offer- one golden spoon of ten shekels, full
ing the first day was Nahshon the of incense; 27 one young bull, one
son of Amminadab, of the tribe of ram, one male lamb a year old, for
Judah: 13 and his offering was one a burnt offering; 28 one male of the
silver platter, the weight of which goats for a sin offering; 29 and for
was a hundred and thirty shekels, the sacrifice of peace offerings, two
one silver bowl of seventy shekels, oxen, five rams, five male goats,
after the shekel of the sanctuary; five male lambs a year old: this was
both of them full of fine flour min- the offering of Eliab the son of
gled with oil for a meal offering; 14 Helon.
one golden spoon of ten shekels, full 30 On the fourth day Elizur the
of incense; 15 one young bull, one son of Shedeur, prince of the chil-
ram, one male lamb a year old, for dren of Reuben: 31 his offering was
a burnt offering; 16 one male of the one silver platter, the weight of
goats for a sin offering; 17 and for which was a hundred and thirty
the sacrifice of peace offerings, two shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
oxen, five rams, five male goats, shekels, after the shekel of the sanc-
five male lambs a year old: this was tuary; both of them full of fine flour
the offering of Nahshon the son of mingled with oil for a meal offer-
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ing; 32 one golden spoon of ten 48 On the seventh day Elishama
shekels, full of incense; 33 one young the son of Ammihud, prince of the
bull, one ram, one male lamb a year children of Ephraim: 49 his offering
old, for a burnt offering; 34 one was one silver platter, the weight of
male of the goats for a sin offering; which was a hundred and thirty
35 and for the sacrifice of peace shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five shekels, after the shekel of the sanc-
male goats, five male lambs a year tuary; both of them full of fine flour
old: this was the offering of Elizur mingled with oil for a meal offer-
the son of She-deur. ing; 50 one golden spoon of ten
36 On the fifth day Shelumiel the shekels, full of incense; 51 one young
son of Zurishaddai, prince of the bull, one ram, one male lamb a year
children of Simeon: 37 his offering old, for a burnt offering; 52 one
was one silver platter, the weight of male of the goats for a sin offering;
which was a hundred and thirty 53 and for the sacrifice of peace
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy offerings, two oxen, five rams, five
shekels, after the shekel of the sanc- male goats, five male lambs a year
tuary; both of them full of fine flour old: this was the offering of El-
mingled with oil for a meal offer- ishama the son of Ammihud.
ing; 38 one golden spoon of ten 54 On the eighth day Gamaliel the
shekels, full of incense; 39 one young son of Pedahzur, prince of the chil-
bull, one ram, one male lamb a year dren of Manasseh: 55 his offering
old, for a burnt offering; 40 one was one silver platter, the weight of
male of the goats for a sin offering; which was a hundred and thirty
41 and for the sacrifice of peace shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five shekels, after the shekel of the sanc-
male goats, five male lambs a year tuary; both of them full of fine flour
old: this was the offering of Shelu- mingled with oil for a meal offer-
miel the son of Zurishaddai. ing; 56 one golden spoon of ten
42 On the sixth day Eliasaph the shekels, full of incense; 57 one young
son of Deuel, prince of the children bull, one ram, one male lamb a year
of Gad: 43 his offering was one sil- old, for a burnt offering; 58 one
ver platter, the weight of which was male of the goats for a sin offering;
a hundred and thirty shekels, one 59 and for the sacrifice of peace
silver bowl of seventy shekels, after offerings, two oxen, five rams, five
the shekel of the sanctuary; both of male goats, five male lambs a year
them full of fine flour mingled with old: this was the offering of
oil for a meal offering; 44 one Gamaliel the son of Ped-ahzur.
golden spoon of ten shekels, full of 60 On the ninth day Abidan the
incense; 45 one young bull, one son of Gideoni, prince of the chil-
ram, one male lamb a year old, for dren of Benjamin: 61 his offering
a burnt offering; 46 one male of the was one silver platter, the weight of
goats for a sin offering; 47 and for which was a hundred and thirty
the sacrifice of peace offerings, two shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
oxen, five rams, five male goats, shekels, after the shekel of the sanc-
five male lambs a year old: this was tuary; both of them full of fine flour
the offering of Eliasaph the son of mingled with oil for a meal offer-
Deuel. ing; 62 one golden spoon of ten
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shekels, full of incense; 63 one young son of Enan, prince of the children
bull, one ram, one male lamb a year of Naphtali: 79 his offering was one
old, for a burnt offering; 64 one silver platter, the weight of which
male of the goats for a sin offering; was a hundred a thirty shekels, one
65 and for the sacrifice of peace silver bowl of seventy shekels, after
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
male goats, five male lambs a year them full of fine flour mingled with
old: this was the offering of Abidan oil for a meal offering; 80 one
the son of Gid-eoni. golden spoon of ten shekels, full of
66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the incense; 81 one young bull, one
son of Ammishaddai, prince of the ram, one male lamb a year old, for
children of Dan: 67 his offering was a burnt offering; 82 one male of the
one silver platter, the weight of goats for a sin offering; 83 and for
which was a hundred and thirty the sacrifice of peace offerings, two
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy oxen, five rams, five male goats,
shekels, after the shekel of the sanc- five male lambs a year old: this was
tuary; both of them full of fine flour the offering of Ahira the son of
mingled with oil for a meal offer- Enan.
ing; 68 one golden spoon of ten 84 This was the dedication of the
shekels, full of incense; 69 one young altar, in the day when it was
bull, one ram, one male lamb a year anointed, by the princes of Israel:
old, for a burnt offering; 70 one twelve silver platters, twelve silver
male of the goats for a sin offering; bowls, twelve golden spoons; 85
71 and for the sacrifice of peace each silver platter weighing a hun-
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five dred and thirty shekels, and each
male goats, five male lambs a year bowl seventy; all the silver of the
old: this was the offering of Ahiezer vessels two thousand and four hun-
the son of Ammishaddai. dred shekels, after the shekel of the
72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the sanctuary; 86 the twelve golden
son of Ochran, prince of the chil- spoons, full of incense, weighing ten
dren of Asher: 73 his offering was shekels apiece, after the shekel of the
one silver platter, the weight of sanctuary; all the gold of the spoons
which was a hundred and thirty a hundred and twenty shekels; 87 all
shekels, one silver bowl of seventy the oxen for the burnt offering
shekels, after the shekel of the sanc- twelve bulls, the rams twelve, the
tuary; both of them full of fine flour male lambs a year old twelve, and
mingled with oil for a meal offer- their meal offering; and the males
ing; 74 one golden spoon of ten of the goats for a sin offering
shekels, full of incense; 75 one young twelve; 88 and all the oxen for the
bull, one ram, one male lamb a year sacrifice of peace offerings twenty
old, for a burnt offering; 76 one and four bulls, the rams sixty, the
male of the goats for a sin offering; male goats sixty, the male lambs a
77 and for the sacrifice of peace year old sixty. This was the dedica-
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five tion of the altar, after that it was
male goats, five male lambs a year anointed.
old: this was the offering of Pagiel 89 And when Moses went into the
the son of Ochran. tent of meeting to speak with him,
78 On the twelfth day Ahira the then he heard the Voice speaking to
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him from above the mercy seat that offering, to Jehovah, to make atone-
was on the ark of the testimony, ment for the Levites. 13 And you
from between the two cherubim: shall set the Levites before Aaron,
and he spoke to him. and before his sons, and offer them

8 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, for a wave offering to Jehovah.


saying, 2 “Speak to Aaron, and 14 Thus shall you separate the
say to him, ‘When you light the Levites from among the children of
lamps, the seven lamps shall give Israel; and the Levites shall be
light in front of the candlestick.’ ” 3 mine. 15 And after that shall the
And Aaron did so; he lit the lamps Levites go in to do the service of the
of it so as to give light in front of the tent of meeting: and you shall
candlestick, as Jehovah command- cleanse them, and offer them for a
ed Moses. 4 And this was the work wave offering. 16 For they are
of the candlestick, beaten work of wholly given to me from among the
gold; to the base of it, and to the children of Israel; instead of all who
flowers of it, it was beaten work: ac- opens the womb, even the first born
cording to the pattern which Jeho- of all the children of Israel, have I
vah had shown Moses, so he made taken them to me. 17 For all the
the candlestick. firstborn among the children of Is-
5 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, rael are mine, both man and beast:
saying, 6 “Take the Levites from on the day that I struck all the first-
among the children of Israel, and born in the land of Egypt I sancti-
cleanse them. 7 And thus shall you fied them for myself. 18 And I have
do to them, to cleanse them: sprin- taken the Levites instead of all the
kle the water of expiation on them, firstborn among the children of Is-
and let them cause a razor to pass rael. 19 And I have given the
over all their flesh, and let them Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his
wash their clothes, and cleanse sons from among the children of Is-
themselves. 8 Then let them take a rael, to do the service of the chil-
young bull, and its meal offering, dren of Israel in the tent of meeting,
fine flour mingled with oil; and an- and to make atonement for the chil-
other young bull shall you take for dren of Israel; that there be no
a sin offering. 9 And you shall plague among the children of Is-
present the Levites before the tent rael, when the children of Israel
of meeting: and you shall assemble come near the sanctuary.”
the whole congregation of the chil- 20 Thus did Moses, and Aaron,
dren of Israel: 10 and you shall and all the congregation of the chil-
present the Levites before Jehovah. dren of Israel, to the Levites: ac-
And the children of Israel shall lay cording unto all that Jehovah
their hands on the Levites: 11 and commanded Moses concerning the
Aaron shall offer the Levites before Levites, so did the children of Israel
Jehovah for a wave offering, on the to them. 21 And the Levites puri-
behalf of the children of Israel, that fied themselves from sin, and they
it may be theirs to do the service of washed their clothes: and Aaron
Jehovah. 12 And the Levites shall offered them for a wave offering be-
lay their hands on the heads of the fore Jehovah; and Aaron made
bulls: and offer you the one for a sin atonement for them to cleanse
offering, and the other for a burnt them. 22 And after that went the
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Levites in to do their service in the kept back, that we may not offer the
tent of meeting before Aaron, and offering of Jehovah in its appointed
before his sons: as Jehovah had season among the children of Is-
commanded Moses concerning the rael?” 8 And Moses said to them,
Levites, so they did to them. “Stay, that I may hear what Jehovah
23 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, will command concerning you.”
saying, 24 “This is that which be- 9 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
longs to the Levites: from twenty- saying, 10 “Speak to the children of
five years old and upward they Israel, saying, ‘If any man of you or
shall go in to wait upon the service of your generations shall be un-
in the work of the tent of meeting: clean by reason of a dead body, or
25 and from the age of fifty years be on a journey afar off, yet he shall
they shall cease waiting upon the keep the passover to Jehovah. 11 In
work, and shall serve no more, 26 the second month on the fourteenth
but shall minister with their day at evening they shall keep it;
brethren in the tent of meeting, to they shall eat it with unleavened
keep the charge, and shall do no bread and bitter herbs: 12 they shall
service. Thus shall you do to the leave none of it to the morning, nor
Levites concerning their charges.” break a bone of it: according to all

9 And Jehovah spoke to Moses the statute of the passover they


in the wilderness of Sinai, in the shall keep it. 13 But the man who is
first month of the second year after clean, and is not on a journey, and
they had come out of the land of refrains from keeping the passover,
Egypt, saying, 2 “Moreover let the that soul shall be cut off from his
children of Israel keep the passover people; because he did not offer the
in its appointed season. 3 In the offering of Jehovah in its appointed
fourteenth day of this month, at season, that man shall bear his sin.
evening, you shall keep it in its ap- 14 And if a stranger shall sojourn
pointed season: according to all the among you, and will keep the
statutes of it, and according to all passover to Jehovah; according to
the ordinances of it, shall you keep the statute of the passover, and ac-
it.” 4 And Moses spoke to the chil- cording to the ordinance of it, so
dren of Israel, that they should shall he do: you shall have one
keep the passover. 5 And they kept statute, both for the sojourner, and
the passover in the first month, on for him who is born in the land.
the fourteenth day of the month, at 15 And on the day that the taber-
evening, in the wilderness of Sinai: nacle was reared up the cloud cov-
according to all that Jehovah com- ered the tabernacle, even the tent of
manded Moses, so did the children the testimony: and at evening it
of Israel. 6 And there were certain was upon the tabernacle as it were
men, who were unclean by reason the appearance of fire, until morn-
of the dead body of a man, so that ing. 16 So it was always: the cloud
they could not keep the passover covered it, and the appearance of
on that day: and they came before fire by night. 17 And whenever the
Moses and before Aaron on that cloud was taken up from over the
day: 7 and those men said to him, Tent, then after that the children of
“We are unclean by reason of the Israel journeyed: and in the place
dead body of a man: why are we where the cloud settled, there the
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children of Israel encamped. 18 At of Israel, shall gather themselves to
the commandment of Jehovah the you. 5 And when you blow an
children of Israel journeyed, and at alarm, the camps that lie on the east
the commandment of Jehovah they side shall take their journey. 6 And
encamped: as long as the cloud set- when you blow an alarm the sec-
tled upon the tabernacle they re- ond time, the camps that lie on the
mained encamped. 19 And when south side shall take their journey:
the cloud remained upon the taber- they shall blow an alarm for their
nacle many days, then the children journeys. 7 But when the assembly
of Israel kept the charge of Jehovah, is to be gathered together, you shall
and did not journey. 20 And some- blow, but you shall not sound an
times the cloud was a few days alarm. 8 And the sons of Aaron, the
upon the tabernacle; then according priests, shall blow the trumpets;
to the commandment of Jehovah and they shall be to you for a
they remained encamped, and ac- statute for ever throughout your
cording to the commandment of Je- generations. 9 And when you go to
hovah they journeyed. 21 And war in your land against the adver-
sometimes the cloud was from sary who oppresses you, then you
evening until morning; and when shall sound an alarm with the
the cloud was taken up in the trumpets; and you shall be remem-
morning, they journeyed: or if it bered before Jehovah your God,
continued by day and by night, and you shall be saved from your
when the cloud was taken up, they enemies. 10 Also in the day of your
journeyed. 22 Whether it were two gladness, and in your set feasts, and
days, or a month, or a year, that the in the beginnings of your months,
cloud remained upon the taberna- you shall blow the trumpets over
cle, settling on it, the children of Is- your burnt offerings, and over the
rael remained encamped, and did sacrifices of your peace offerings;
not journey; but when it was taken and they shall be to you for a
up, they journeyed. 23 At the com- memorial before your God: I am Je-
mandment of Jehovah they en- hovah your God.”
camped, and at the commandment 11 And it came to pass in the sec-
of Jehovah they journeyed: they ond year, in the second month, on
kept the charge of Jehovah, at the the twentieth day of the month,
commandment of Jehovah by that the cloud was taken up from
Moses. over the tabernacle of the testi-

10 And Jehovah spoke to mony. 12 And the children of Israel


Moses, saying, 2 “Make two set forward according to their jour-
trumpets of silver; of beaten work neys out of the wilderness of Sinai;
shall you make them: and you shall and the cloud settled in the wilder-
use them for the calling of the con- ness of Paran. 13 And they first took
gregation, and for the journeying of their journey according to the com-
the camps. 3 And when they shall mandment of Jehovah by Moses. 14
blow them, all the congregation And in the first place the standard of
shall gather themselves to you at the camp of the children of Judah
the door of the tent of meeting. 4 set forward according to their
And if they blow but one, then the armies: and over his army was
princes, the heads of the thousands Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
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15 And over the army of the tribe of son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’
the children of Issachar was father-in-law, “We are journeying
Nethanel the son of Zuar. 16 And to the place of which Jehovah said,
over the army of the tribe of the ‘I will give it you’: come with us,
children of Zebulun was Eliab the and we will do you good; for Jeho-
son of Helon. vah has spoken good concerning Is-
17 And the tabernacle was taken rael.” 30 And he said to him, “I will
down; and the sons of Gershon and not go; but I will depart to my own
the sons of Merari, who bore the land, and to my kindred.” 31 And
tabernacle, set forward. 18 And the he said, “Do not leave us, I pray; be-
standard of the camp of Reuben set cause you know how we are to en-
forward according to their armies: camp in the wilderness, and you
and over his army was Elizur the shall be to us instead of eyes. 32
son of Shedeur. 19 And over the And it shall be, if you go with us,
army of the tribe of the children of yes, it shall be, that whatsoever
Simeon was Shelumiel the son of good Jehovah shall do to us, the
Zurishaddai. 20 And over the army same will we do to you.”
of the tribe of the children of Gad 33 And they set forward from the
was Eliasaph the son of Deuel. mount of Jehovah three days’ jour-
21 And the Kohathites set for- ney; and the ark of the covenant of
ward, bearing the sanctuary: and Jehovah went before them three
the others set up the tabernacle days’ journey, to seek out a resting-
against their coming. 22 And the place for them. 34 And the cloud of
standard of the camp of the chil- Jehovah was over them by day,
dren of Ephraim set forward ac- when they set forward from the
cording to their armies: and over camp.
his army was Elishama the son of 35 And it came to pass, when the
Ammihud. 23 And over the army of ark set forward, that Moses said,
the tribe of the children of Man- “Rise up, O Jehovah, and let your
asseh was Gamaliel the son of enemies be scattered; and let them
Pedahzur. 24 And over the army of who hate you flee before you.” 36
the tribe of the children of Benjamin And when it rested, he said, “Re-
was Abidan the son of Gideoni. turn, O Jehovah, to the ten thou-
25 And the standard of the camp sands of the thousands of Israel.”
of the children of Dan, which was
the rear guard of all the camps, set 11 And the people were as
murmurers, speaking evil in
forward according to their armies: the ears of Jehovah: and when Jeho-
and over his army was Ahiezer the vah heard it, his anger was kindled;
son of Ammishaddai. 26 And over and the fire of Jehovah burned
the army of the tribe of the children among them, and devoured in the
of Asher was Pagiel the son of uttermost part of the camp. 2 And
Ochran. 27 And over the army of the people cried to Moses; and
the tribe of the children of Naphtali Moses prayed to Jehovah, and the
was Ahira the son of Enan. 2 Thus fire abated. 3 And the name of that
were the journeyings of the chil- place was called Taberah, because
dren of Israel according to their the fire of Jehovah burned among
armies; and they set forward. them.
29 And Moses said to Hobab, the 4 And the mixed multitude who
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was among them lusted exceeding- 16 And Jehovah said to Moses,
ly: and the children of Israel also “Gather to me seventy men of the
wept again, and said, “Who shall elders of Israel, whom you know to
give us flesh to eat? 5 We remember be the elders of the people, and offi-
the fish, which we ate in Egypt for cers over them; and bring them to
nothing; the cucumbers, and the the tent of meeting, that they may
melons, and the leeks, and the stand there with you. 17 And I will
onions, and the garlic: 6 but now come down and talk with you
our soul is dried away; there is there: and I will take of the Spirit
nothing at all except this manna to which is upon you, and will put it
look upon.” 7 And the manna was upon them; and they shall bear the
like coriander seed, and the appear- burden of the people with you, that
ance of it as the appearance of bdel- you do not bear it yourself alone. 18
lium. 8 The people went around, And say to the people, ‘Sanctify
and gathered it, and ground it in yourselves against tomorrow, and
mills, or beat it in mortars, and you shall eat flesh; for you have
boiled it in pots, and made cakes of wept in the ears of Jehovah, saying,
it: and the taste of it was as the taste “Who shall give us flesh to eat? for
of fresh oil. 9 And when the dew it was well with us in Egypt”: there-
fell on the camp in the night, the fore Jehovah will give you flesh,
manna fell on it. and you shall eat. 19 You shall not
10 And Moses heard the people eat one day, nor two days, nor five
weeping throughout their families, days, neither ten days, nor twenty
every man at the door of his tent: days, 20 but a whole month, until it
and the anger of Jehovah was kin- comes out at your nostrils, and it is
dled greatly; and Moses was dis- loathsome to you; because you
pleased. 11 And Moses said to have rejected Jehovah who is
Jehovah, “Why have you dealt ill among you, and have wept before
with your servant? and why have I him, saying, “Why did we come
not found favor in your sight, that forth out of Egypt?” ’ ” 21 And
you lay the burden of all this people Moses said, “The people, among
upon me? 12 Have I conceived all whom I am, are six hundred thou-
this people? have I brought them sand footmen; and you have said, ‘I
forth, that you should say to me, will give them flesh, that they may
‘Carry them in your bosom, as a eat a whole month.’ 22 Shall flocks
nursing father carries the sucking and herds be slain for them, to
child’, to the land which you swore suffice them? or shall all the fish of
to their fathers? 13 From where the sea be gathered together for
should I have flesh to give to all this them, to suffice them?” 23 And Je-
people? for they weep to me, say- hovah said to Moses, “Is Jehovah’s
ing, ‘Give us flesh, that we may hand shortened? now shall you see
eat.’ 14 I am not able to bear all this whether my word shall come to
people alone, because it is too pass to you or not.”
heavy for me. 15 And if you deal 24 And Moses went out, and told
thus with me, kill me, I pray, out of the people the words of Jehovah:
hand, if I have found favor in your and he gathered seventy men of the
sight; and let me not see my elders of the people, and set them
wretchedness.” all around the Tent. 25 And Jehovah
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came down in the cloud, and spoke place was called Kibroth-hat-
to him, and took of the Spirit that taavah, because there they buried
was upon him, and put it upon the the people who lusted. 35 From Ki-
seventy elders: and it came to pass, broth-hattaavah the people jour-
that, when the Spirit rested upon neyed unto Hazeroth; and they
them, they prophesied, but they did remained at Hazeroth.
so no more.
26 But there remained two men in 12 And Miriam and Aaron
spoke against Moses because
the camp, the name of the one was of the Cushite woman whom he
Eldad, and the name of the other had married; for he had married a
Medad: and the Spirit rested upon Cushite woman. 2 And they said,
them; and they were of those who “has Jehovah indeed spoken only
were written, but had not gone out with Moses? has he not spoken also
to the Tent; and they prophesied in with us?” And Jehovah heard it. 3
the camp. 27 And there ran a young Now the man Moses was very
man, and told Moses, and said, “El- meek, above all the men who were
dad and Medad prophesy in the on the face of the earth.
camp.” 28 And Joshua the son of 4 And Jehovah spoke suddenly to
Nun, the minister of Moses, one of Moses, and to Aaron, and to
his chosen men, answered and said, Miriam, “Come out you three to the
“My lord Moses, forbid them.” 29 tent of meeting.” And they three
And Moses said to him, “Are you came out. 5 And Jehovah came
jealous for my sake? would that all down in a pillar of cloud, and stood
Jehovah’s people were prophets, at the door of the Tent, and called
that Jehovah would put his Spirit Aaron and Miriam; and they both
upon them!” 30 And Moses with- came forth. 6 And he said, “Hear
drew into the camp, he and the el- now my words: if there be a
ders of Israel. prophet among you, I Jehovah will
31 And there went forth a wind make myself known to him in a vi-
from Jehovah, and brought quails sion, I will speak with him in a
from the sea, and let them fall by dream. 7 My servant Moses is not
the camp, about a day’s journey on so; he is faithful in all my house: 8
this side, and a day’s journey on the with him will I speak mouth to
other side, all around the camp, and mouth, even manifestly, and not in
about two cubits above the face of dark speeches; and the form of Je-
the earth. 32 And the people rose hovah shall he behold: why then
up all that day, and all the night, were you not afraid to speak
and all the next day, and gathered against my servant, against
the quails: he who gathered least Moses?”
gathered ten homers: and they 9 And the anger of Jehovah was
spread them all abroad for them- kindled against them; and he de-
selves all around the camp. 33 parted. 10 And the cloud removed
While the flesh was still between from over the Tent; and, behold,
their teeth, before it was chewed, Miriam was leprous, as white as
the anger of Jehovah was kindled snow: and Aaron looked upon
against the people, and Jehovah Miriam, and, behold, she was lep-
struck the people with a very great rous. 11 And Aaron said to Moses,
plague. 34 And the name of that “Oh, my lord, do not lay, I pray, sin
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upon us, because we have done Asher, Sethur the son of Michael. 14
foolishly, and because we have Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the
sinned. 12 Do not let her, please, be son of Vophsi. 15 Of the tribe of
as one dead, of whom the flesh is Gad, Geuel the son of Machi. 16
half consumed when he comes out These are the names of the men
of his mother’s womb.” 13 And who Moses sent to spy out the land.
Moses cried to Jehovah, saying, And Moses called Hoshea the son
“Heal her, O God, I beseech you.” of Nun Joshua.
14 And Jehovah said to Moses, “If 17 And Moses sent them to spy
her father had but spit in her face, out the land of Canaan, and said to
should she not be ashamed seven them, “Get up this way by the
days? let her be shut up outside the South, and go up into the hill coun-
camp seven days, and after that she try: 18 and see the land, what it is;
shall be brought in again.” 15 And and the people who dwell in it,
Miriam was shut up outside the whether they are strong or weak,
camp seven days: and the people whether they are few or many; 19
did not journey until Miriam was and what the land is that they dwell
brought in again. in, whether it is good or bad; and
16 And afterward the people jour- what cities they are that they dwell
neyed from Hazeroth, and en- in, whether in camps, or in
camped in the wilderness of Paran. strongholds; 20 and what the land

13 And Jehovah spoke to Mos- is, whether it is fat or lean, whether


es, saying, 2 “Send men, that there is wood in it, or not. And be of
they may spy out the land of good courage, and bring of the fruit
Canaan, which I give to the chil- of the land. Now the time was the
dren of Israel: of every tribe of their time of the first ripe grapes.
fathers shall you send a man, every 21 So they went up, and spied out
one a prince among them.” 3 And the land from the wilderness of Zin
Moses sent them from the wilder- to Rehob, to the entrance of
ness of Paran according to the com- Hamath. 22 And they went up by
mandment of Jehovah: all of them the South, and came to Hebron; and
men who were heads of the chil- Ahaiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the
dren of Israel. 4 And these were children of Anak, were there. (Now
their names: Of the tribe of Reuben, Hebron was built seven years be-
Shammua the son of Zaccur. 5 Of fore Zoan in Egypt.) 23 And they
the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son came to the valley of Eshcol, and
of Hori. 6 Of the tribe of Judah, cut down from there a branch with
Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 7 Of one cluster of grapes, and they bore
the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of it on a staff between two; they
Joseph. 8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, brought also of the pomegranates,
Hoshea the son of Nun. 9 Of the and of the figs. 24 That place was
tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of called the Valley of Eshcol, because
Raphu. 10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, of the cluster which the children of
Gaddiel the son of Sodi. 11 Of the Israel cut down from there.
tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe 25 And they returned from spying
of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. out the land at the end of forty
12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the days. 26 And they went and came
son of Gemalli. 13 Of the tribe of to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all
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the congregation of the children of we had died in the land of Egypt! or
Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to would that we had died in this
Kadesh; and brought back word to wilderness! 3 And why does Jeho-
them, and to all the congregation, vah bring us to this land, to fall by
and showed them the fruit of the the sword? Our wives and our little
land. 27 And they told him, and ones will be a prey: were it not bet-
said, “We came to the land to which ter for us to return into Egypt?”
you sent us; and surely it flows 4 And they said one to another,
with milk and honey; and this is the “Let us make a captain, and let us
fruit of it. 28 However the people return into Egypt.” 5 Then Moses
who dwell in the land are strong, and Aaron fell on their faces before
and the cities are fortified, and very all the assembly of the congregation
great: and moreover we saw the of the children of Israel. 6 And
children of Anak there. 29 Amalek Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb
dwells in the land of the South: and the son of Jephunneh, who were of
the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the those who spied out the land, tore
Amorite, dwell in the hill country; their clothes: 7 and they spoke to all
and the Canaanite dwells by the the congregation of the children of
sea, and along by the side of the Jor- Israel, saying, “The land, which we
dan.” passed through to spy it out, is an
30 And Caleb stilled the people exceedingly good land. 8 If Jehovah
before Moses, and said, “Let us go delights in us, then he will bring us
up at once, and possess it; for we into this land, and give it to us; a
are well able to overcome it.” 31 But land which flows with milk and
the men who went up with him honey. 9 Only do not rebel against
said, "We are not able to go up Jehovah, neither fear the people of
against the people; for they are the land; for they are bread for us:
stronger than we.” 32 And they their defense is removed from over
brought up an evil report of the them, and Jehovah is with us: do
land which they had spied out to not fear them.” 10 But all the con-
the children of Israel, saying, "The gregation said stone them with
land, through which we have gone stones. And the glory of Jehovah
to spy it out, is a land that eats up appeared in the tent of meeting to
the inhabitants of it; and all the peo- all the children of Israel.
ple who we saw in it are men of 11 And Jehovah said to Moses,
great stature. 33 And there we saw “How long will this people despise
the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, me? and how long will they not be-
who come from the Nephilim: and lieve in me, for all the signs which I
we were in our own sight as have worked among them? 12 I will
grasshoppers, and so we were in strike them with the pestilence, and
their sight." disinherit them, and will make of

14 And all the congregation you a nation greater and mightier


lifted up their voice, and than they.”
cried; and the people wept that 13 And Moses said to Jehovah,
night. 2 And all the children of Is- “Then the Egyptians will hear it; for
rael murmured against Moses and you brought up this people in your
against Aaron: and the whole con- might from among them; 14 and
gregation said to them, “Would that they will tell it to the inhabitants of
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this land. They have heard that you seed shall possess it. 25 Now the
Jehovah are in the midst of this peo- Amalekite and the Canaanite dwell
ple; for you Jehovah are seen face to in the valley: tomorrow turn, and
face, and your cloud stands over get into the wilderness by the way
them, and you go before them, in a to the Red Sea.”
pillar of cloud by day, and in a pil- 26 And Jehovah spoke to Moses
lar of fire by night. 15 Now if you and to Aaron, saying, 27 “How long
shall kill this people as one man, shall I bear with this evil congrega-
then the nations which have heard tion, who murmur against me? I
the fame of you will speak, saying, have heard the murmurings of the
16 ‘Because Jehovah was not able to children of Israel, which they mur-
bring this people into the land mur against me. 28 Say to them, ‘As
which he swore to them, therefore I live, says Jehovah, surely as you
he has slain them in the wilder- have spoken in my ears, so will I do
ness.’ 17 And now, I pray, let the to you: 29 your dead bodies shall
power of the Lord be great, accord- fall in this wilderness; and all who
ing as you have spoken, saying, 18 were numbered of you, according
‘Jehovah is slow to anger, and to your whole number, from twenty
abundant in lovingkindness, for- years old and upward, who have
giving iniquity and transgression; murmured against me, 30 surely
and that will by no means clear the you shall not come into the land,
guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fa- concerning which I swore that I
thers upon the children, upon the would make you dwell in it, except
third and upon the fourth genera- Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and
tion.’ 19 Pardon, please, the iniq- Joshua the son of Nun. 31 But your
uity of this people according unto little ones, that you said should be a
the greatness of your lovingkind- prey, them will I bring in, and they
ness, and according as you have shall know the land which you
forgiven this people, from Egypt have rejected. 32 But as for you,
even until now.” your dead bodies shall fall in this
20 And Jehovah said, “I have par- wilderness. 33 And your children
doned according to your word: 21 shall be wanderers in the wilder-
but indeed, as I live, and as all the ness forty years, and shall bear
earth shall be filled with the glory your whoredoms, until your dead
of Jehovah; 22 because all those bodies be consumed in the wilder-
men who have seen my glory, and ness. 34 After the number of the
my signs, which I worked in Egypt days in which you spied out the
and in the wilderness, yet have land, even forty days, for every day
tempted me these ten times, and a year, shall you bear your iniqui-
have not listened to my voice; 23 ties, even forty years, and you shall
surely they shall not see the land know my alienation. 35 I, Jehovah,
which I swore to their fathers, nei- have spoken, surely this will I do to
ther shall any of them who de- all this evil congregation, who are
spised me see it: 24 but my servant gathered together against me: in
Caleb, because he had another this wilderness they shall be con-
spirit with him, and has followed sumed, and there they shall die.’ ”
me fully, him will I bring into the 36 And the men, whom Moses
land into which he went; and his sent to spy out the land, who re-
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turned, and made all the congrega- ing, or in your set feasts, to make a
tion to murmur against him, by sweet savor to Jehovah, of the herd,
bringing up an evil report against or of the flock; 4 then shall he who
the land, 37 even those men who offers his offering offer to Jehovah a
brought up an evil report of the meal offering of a tenth part of an
land, died by the plague before Je- ephah of fine flour mingled with the
hovah. 38 But Joshua the son of fourth part of a hin of oil: 5 and
Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephun- wine for the drink offering, the
neh, remained alive of those men fourth part of a hin, shall you pre-
who went to spy out the land. pare with the burnt offering, or for
39 And Moses told these words to the sacrifice, for each lamb. 6 Or for
all the children of Israel: and the a ram, you shall prepare for a meal
people mourned greatly. 40 And offering two tenth parts of an ephah
they rose up early in the morning, of fine flour mingled with the third
and went up to the top of the part of a hin of oil: 7 and for the
mountain, saying, “Lo, we are here, drink offering you shall offer the
and will go up to the place which third part of a hin of wine, of a
Jehovah has promised: for we have sweet savor to Jehovah. 8 And
sinned.” 41 And Moses said, “Why when you prepare a bull for a burnt
now do you transgress the com- offering, or for a sacrifice, to accom-
mandment of Jehovah, seeing it plish a vow, or for peace offerings
shall not prosper? 42 Do not go up, to Jehovah; 9 then shall he offer
for Jehovah is not among you; that with the bull a meal offering of
you are not struck down before three tenth parts of an ephah of fine
your enemies. 43 For there the flour mingled with half a hin of oil:
Amalekite and the Canaanite are 10 and you shall offer for the drink
before you, and you shall fall by the offering half a hin of wine, for an
sword: because you have turned offering made by fire, of a sweet sa-
back from following Jehovah, vor to Jehovah.
therefore Jehovah will not be with 11 Thus shall it be done for each
you.” 44 But they presumed to go bull, or for each ram, or for each of
up to the top of the mountain: nev- the male lambs, or of the kids. 12
ertheless the ark of the covenant of According to the number that you
Jehovah, and Moses, did not depart shall prepare, so shall you do to ev-
out of the camp. 45 Then the ery one according to their number.
Amalekite came down, and the 13 All who are native shall do these
Canaanite who dwelt in that moun- things after this manner, in offering
tain, and struck them and beat an offering made by fire, of a sweet
them down, even to Hormah. savor to Jehovah. 14 And if a

15 And Jehovah spoke to stranger sojourns with you, or


Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to whosoever may be among you
the children of Israel, and say to throughout your generations, and
them, ‘When you come into the will offer an offering made by fire,
land of your habitations, which I of a sweet savor to Jehovah; as you
give to you, 3 and will make an do, so he shall do. 15 For the assem-
offering by fire to Jehovah, a burnt bly, there shall be one statute for
offering, or a sacrifice, to accom- you, and for the stranger who so-
plish a vow, or as a freewill offer- journs with you, a statute for ever
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throughout your generations: as of all the people it was done unwit-
you are, so shall the sojourner be tingly.
before Jehovah. 16 One law and one 27 And if one person sins unwit-
ordinance shall be for you, and for tingly, then he shall offer a female
the stranger who sojourns with goat a year old for a sin offering. 28
you.’ ” And the priest shall make atone-
17 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, ment for the soul who errs, when he
saying, 18 “Speak to the children of sins unwittingly, before Jehovah, to
Israel, and say to them, ‘When you make atonement for him; and he
come into the land to which I bring shall be forgiven. 29 You shall have
you, 19 then it shall be, that, when one law for him who does anything
you eat of the bread of the land, you unwittingly, for him who is native
shall offer up a heave offering to Je- among the children of Israel, and
hovah. 20 Of the first of your dough for the stranger who sojourns
you shall offer up a cake for a heave among them. 30 But the soul who
offering: as the heave offering of the does anything with a high hand,
threshing floor, so shall you heave whether he is native or a sojourner,
it. 21 Of the first of your dough you the same blasphemes Jehovah; and
shall give to Jehovah a heave offer- that soul shall be cut off from
ing throughout your generations. among his people. 31 Because he
22 And when you shall err, and has despised the word of Jehovah,
not observe all these command- and has broken his commandment,
ments, which Jehovah has spoken that soul shall utterly be cut off; his
to Moses, 23 even all that Jehovah iniquity shall be upon him.’ ”
has commanded you by Moses, 32 And while the children of Is-
from the day that Jehovah gave rael were in the wilderness, they
commandment, and onward found a man gathering sticks on the
throughout your generations; 24 Sabbath day. 33 And those who
then it shall be, if it is done unwit- found him gathering sticks brought
tingly, without the knowledge of him to Moses and Aaron, and to all
the congregation, that all the con- the congregation. 34 And they put
gregation shall offer one young bull him in custody, because it had not
for a burnt offering, for a sweet sa- been declared what should be done
vor to Jehovah, with the meal offer- to him. 35 And Jehovah said to
ing of it, and the drink offering of it, Moses, “The man shall surely be
according to the ordinance, and one put to death: all the congregation
male goat for a sin offering. 25 And shall stone him with stones outside
the priest shall make atonement for the camp.” 36 And all the congrega-
all the congregation of the children tion brought him outside the camp,
of Israel, and they shall be forgiven; and stoned him to death with
for it was an error, and they have stones; as Jehovah commanded
brought their offering, an offering Moses.
made by fire to Jehovah, and their 37 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
sin offering before Jehovah, for saying, 38 “Speak to the children of
their error: 26 and all the congrega- Israel, and tell them that they make
tion of the children of Israel shall be fringes in the borders of their gar-
forgiven, and the stranger who so- ments throughout their genera-
journs among them; for in respect tions, and that they put on the
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fringe of each border a cord of blue: Korah, “Hear now, you sons of
39 and it shall be to you for a fringe, Levi: 9 does it seem but a small thing
that you may look upon it, and re- to you, that the God of Israel has
member all the commandments of separated you from the congrega-
Jehovah, and do them; and that you tion of Israel, to bring you near to
do not follow after your own heart himself, to do the service of the
and your own eyes, after which you tabernacle of Jehovah, and to stand
use to play the harlot; 40 that you before the congregation to minister
may remember and do all my com- to them; 10 and who he has brought
mandments, and be holy to your you near, and all your brethren the
God. 41 I am Jehovah your God, sons of Levi with you? and you
who brought you out of the land of seek the priesthood also? 11 There-
Egypt, to be your God: I am Jeho- fore you and all your company are
vah your God.” gathered together against Jehovah:

16 Now Korah, the son of and Aaron, who is he that you mur-
Izhar, the son of Kohath, the mur against him?”
son of Levi, with Dathan and Abi- 12 And Moses sent to call Dathan
ram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and
son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took they said, “We will not come up: 13
men: 2 and they rose up before is it a small thing that you have
Moses, with certain of the children brought us up out of a land flowing
of Israel, two hundred and fifty with milk and honey, to kill us in
princes of the congregation, called the wilderness, but you must make
to the assembly, men of renown; 3 yourself also a prince over us? 14
and they assembled themselves to- Moreover you have not brought us
gether against Moses and against into a land flowing with milk and
Aaron, and said to them, “You take honey, nor given us inheritance of
too much upon you, seeing all the fields and vineyards: will you put
congregation is holy, every one of out the eyes of these men? we will
them, and Jehovah is among them: not come up.”
why then do you lift up yourselves 15 And Moses was very angry,
above the assembly of Jehovah?” and said to Jehovah, “Do not re-
4 And when Moses heard it, he spect their offering: I have not
fell on his face: 5 and he spoke to taken one donkey from them, nei-
Korah and to all his company, say- ther have I hurt one of them.” 16
ing, “In the morning Jehovah will And Moses said to Korah, “You and
show who are his, and who is holy, all your company be before Jeho-
and will cause him to come near to vah, you, and they, and Aaron, to-
him: even him whom he shall morrow: 17 and take every man his
choose will he cause to come near censer, and put incense on them,
to him. 6 Do this: take censers, Ko- and bring before Jehovah every
rah, and all his company; 7 and put man his censer, two hundred and
fire in them, and put incense on fifty censers; you also, and Aaron,
them before Jehovah tomorrow: each his censer.” 18 And they took
and it shall be that the man whom every man his censer, and put fire
Jehovah chooses, he shall be holy: in them, and laid incense on them,
you take too much upon you, you and stood at the door of the tent of
sons of Levi.” 8 And Moses said to meeting with Moses and Aaron. 19
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And Korah assembled all the con- made an end of speaking all these
gregation against them to the door words, that the ground split apart
of the tent of meeting: and the glory that was under them; 32 and the
of Jehovah appeared to all the con- earth opened its mouth, and swal-
gregation. lowed them up, and their house-
20 And Jehovah spoke to Moses holds, and all the men who
and to Aaron, saying, 21 “Separate appertained to Korah, and all their
yourselves from among this con- goods. 33 So they, and all who ap-
gregation, that I may consume pertained to them, went down alive
them in a moment.” 22 And they into Sheol: and the earth closed
fell on their faces, and said, “O upon them, and they perished from
God, the God of the spirits of all among the assembly. 34 And all Is-
flesh, shall one man sin, and will rael who were around them fled at
you be angry with all the congrega- the cry of them; for they said, “Lest
tion?" 23 And Jehovah spoke to the earth swallow us up.” 35 And
Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the fire came forth from Jehovah, and
congregation, saying, ‘Get up from devoured the two hundred and
around the dwelling of Korah, fifty men who offered the incense.
Dathan, and Abiram.’ ” 36 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
25 And Moses rose up and went saying, 37 “Speak to Eleazar the son
to Dathan and Abiram; and the el- of Aaron the priest, that he take up
ders of Israel followed him. 26 And the censers out of the burning, and
he spoke to the congregation, say- scatter the fire over there; for they
ing, “Depart, I pray, from the tents are holy, 38 even the censers of
of these wicked men, and touch these sinners against their own
nothing of theirs, lest you be con- lives; and let them be made beaten
sumed in all their sins.” 27 So they plates for a covering of the altar: for
go up from the dwelling of Korah, they offered them before Jehovah;
Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: therefore they are holy; and they
and Dathan and Abiram came out, shall be a sign to the children of Is-
and stood at the door of their tents, rael.” 39 And Eleazar the priest
and their wives, and their sons, and took the brazen censers, which
their little ones. 28 And Moses said, those who were burnt had offered;
“By this you shall know that Jeho- and they beat them out for a cover-
vah has sent me to do all these ing of the altar, 40 to be a memorial
works; for I have not done them of to the children of Israel, to the end
my own mind. 29 If these men die that no stranger, that is not of the
the common death of all men, or if seed of Aaron, come near to burn
they are visited after the visitation incense before Jehovah; that he be
of all men; then Jehovah has not not as Korah, and as his company:
sent me. 30 But if Jehovah makes a as Jehovah spoke to him by Moses.
new thing, and the ground opens 41 But on the next day all the con-
its mouth, and swallows them up, gregation of the children of Israel
with all who appertain to them, and murmured against Moses and
they go down alive into Sheol; then against Aaron, saying, “You have
you shall understand that these killed the people of Jehovah.” 42
men have despised Jehovah.” And it came to pass, when the con-
31 And it came to pass, as he gregation was assembled against
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Moses and against Aaron, that they the man whom I shall choose shall
looked toward the tent of meeting: bud: and I will make to cease from
and, behold, the cloud covered it, me the murmurings of the children
and the glory of Jehovah appeared. of Israel, which they murmur
43 And Moses and Aaron came to against you.” 6 And Moses spoke to
the front of the tent of meeting. 44 the children of Israel; and all their
And Jehovah spoke to Moses, say- princes gave him rods, for each
ing, 45 “Get up from among this prince one, according to their fa-
congregation, that I may consume thers’ houses, even twelve rods:
them in a moment.” And they fell and the rod of Aaron was among
on their faces. 46 And Moses said to their rods. 7 And Moses laid up the
Aaron, “Take your censer, and put rods before Jehovah in the tent of
fire in it from off the altar, and lay the testimony.
incense on it, and carry it quickly to 8 And it came to pass on the next
the congregation, and make atone- day, that Moses went into the tent
ment for them: for wrath has gone of the testimony; and, behold, the
out from Jehovah; the plague has rod of Aaron for the house of Levi
begun.” 47 And Aaron took as was budded, and put forth buds,
Moses spoke, and ran into the and produced blossoms, and bare
midst of the assembly; and, behold, ripe almonds. 9 And Moses
the plague had begun among the brought out all the rods from before
people: and he put on the incense, Jehovah to all the children of Israel:
and made atonement for the peo- and they looked, and took every
ple. 48 And he stood between the man his rod. 10 And Jehovah said
dead and the living; and the plague to Moses, “Put back the rod of
was stopped. 49 Now those who Aaron before the testimony, to be
died by the plague were fourteen kept for a token against the chil-
thousand seven hundred, besides dren of rebellion; that you may
those who died about the matter of make an end of their murmurings
Korah. 50 And Aaron returned to against me, that they not die.” 11
Moses to the door of the tent of Thus Moses did: as Jehovah com-
meeting: and the plague was manded him, so he did.
stopped. 12 And the children of Israel

17 And Jehovah spoke to spoke to Moses, saying, “Behold,


Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to we perish, we are undone, we are
the children of Israel, and take from all undone. 13 Every one who
them rods, one for each fathers’ comes near, who comes near to the
house, of all their princes according tabernacle of Jehovah, dies: shall
to their fathers’ houses, twelve we perish all of us?”
rods: write every man’s name on
his rod. 3 And you shall write 18 And Jehovah said to Aaron,
“You and your sons and your
Aaron’s name on the rod of Levi; fathers’ house with you shall bear
for there shall be one rod for each the iniquity of the sanctuary; and
head of their fathers’ houses. 4 And you and your sons with you shall
you shall lay them up in the tent of bear the iniquity of your priest-
meeting before the testimony, hood. 2 And your brethren also, the
where I meet with you. 5 And it tribe of Levi, the tribe of your fa-
shall come to pass, that the rod of ther, bring near with you, that they
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may be joined to you, and minister ing of their gift, even all the wave
to you: but you and your sons with offerings of the children of Israel; I
you shall be before the tent of the have given them to you, and to
testimony. 3 And they shall keep your sons and to your daughters
your charge, and the charge of all with you, as a portion for ever; ev-
the Tent: only they shall not come ery one who is clean in your house
near to the vessels of the sanctuary shall eat of it. 12 All the best of the
and to the altar, that they not die, oil, and all the best of the vintage,
neither they, nor you. 4 And they and of the grain, the first fruits of
shall be joined to you, and keep the them which they give to Jehovah, to
charge of the tent of meeting, for all you have I given them. 13 The first
the service of the Tent: and a ripe fruits of all that is in their land,
stranger shall not come near to you. which they bring to Jehovah, shall
5 And you shall keep the charge of be yours; every one who is clean in
the sanctuary, and the charge of the your house shall eat of it. 14 Every-
altar; that there be wrath no more thing devoted in Israel shall be
upon the children of Israel. 6 And I, yours. 15 Everything that opens the
behold, I have taken your brethren womb, of all flesh which they offer
the Levites from among the chil- to Jehovah, both of man and beast
dren of Israel: to you they are a gift, shall be yours: nevertheless the
given to Jehovah, to do the service firstborn of man shall you surely re-
of the tent of meeting. 7 And you deem, and the firstborn of unclean
and your sons with you shall keep beasts shall you redeem. 16 And
your priesthood for everything of those that are to be redeemed of
the altar, and for that within the them from a month old shall you
veil; and you shall serve: I give you redeem, according to your estima-
the priesthood as a service of gift: tion, for the money of five shekels,
and the stranger who comes near after the shekel of the sanctuary
shall be put to death.” (the same is twenty gerahs). 17 But
8 And Jehovah spoke to Aaron, the firstborn of a cow, or the first-
“And I, behold, I have given you born of a sheep, or the firstborn of a
the charge of my heave offerings, goat, you shall not redeem; they are
even all the hallowed things of the holy: you shall sprinkle their blood
children of Israel; to you have I on the altar, and shall burn their fat
given them by reason of the anoint- for an offering made by fire, for a
ing, and to your sons, as a portion sweet savor to Jehovah. 18 And the
for ever. 9 This shall be yours of the flesh of them shall be yours, as the
most holy things, reserved from the wave breast and as the right thigh,
fire: every offering of theirs, even it shall be yours. 19 All the heave
every meal offering of theirs, and offerings of the holy things, which
every sin offering of theirs, and ev- the children of Israel offer to Jeho-
ery trespass offering of theirs, vah, have I given you, and your
which they shall render to me, shall sons and your daughters with you,
be most holy for you and for your as a portion for ever: it is a covenant
sons. 10 As the most holy things of salt for ever before Jehovah to
you shall eat of it; every male shall you and to your seed with you.” 20
eat of it: it shall be holy to you. 11 And Jehovah said to Aaron, “You
And this is yours: the heave offer- shall have no inheritance in their
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land, neither shall you have any When ye heave the best thereof
portion among them: I am your from it, then it shall be reckoned
portion and your inheritance unto the Levites as the increase of
among the children of Israel. the threshing-floor, and as the in-
21 And to the children of Levi, be- crease of the winepress. 31 And you
hold, I have given all the tithe in Is- shall eat it in every place, you and
rael for an inheritance, in return for your households: for it is your re-
their service which they serve, even ward in return for your service in
the service of the tent of meeting. 22 the tent of meeting. 32 And you
And henceforth the children of Is- shall bear no sin by reason of it,
rael shall not come near the tent of when you have heaved from it the
meeting, lest they bear sin, and die. best of it: and you shall not profane
23 But the Levites shall do the ser- the holy things of the children of Is-
vice of the tent of meeting, and they rael, that you not die.’ ”

statute for ever throughout your 19


shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a And Jehovah spoke to
Moses and to Aaron, saying,
generations; and among the chil- 2 “This is the statute of the law
dren of Israel they shall have no in- which Jehovah has commanded,
heritance. 24 For the tithe of the saying, ‘Speak to the children of Is-
children of Israel, which they offer rael, that they bring you a red heifer
as a heave offering to Jehovah, I without spot, in which is no blem-
have given to the Levites for an in- ish, and on which never came yoke.
heritance: therefore I have said to 3 And you shall give her to Eleazar
them, ‘Among the children of Israel the priest, and he shall bring her
they shall have no inheritance.’ ” forth outside the camp, and one
25 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, shall slay her before his face: 4 and
saying, 26 “Moreover you shall Eleazar the priest shall take of her
speak to the Levites, and say to blood with his finger, and sprinkle
them, ‘When you take from the her blood toward the front of the
children of Israel the tithe which I tent of meeting seven times. 5 And
have given you from them for your one shall burn the heifer in his
inheritance, then you shall offer up sight; her skin, and her flesh, and
a heave offering of it for Jehovah, a her blood, with her dung, shall he
tithe of the tithe. 27 And your heave burn: 6 and the priest shall take
offering shall be reckoned to you, cedar wood, and hyssop, and scar-
as though it were the grain of the let, and cast it into the midst of the
threshing floor, and as the fullness burning of the heifer. 7 Then the
of the winepress. 28 Thus ye also priest shall wash his clothes, and he
shall offer a heave-offering unto Je- shall bathe his flesh in water, and
hovah of all your tithes, which ye afterward he shall come into the
receive of the children of Israel; and camp, and the priest shall be un-
thereof ye shall give Jehovah’s clean until the evening. 8 And he
heave-offering to Aaron the priest. who burns her shall wash his
29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer clothes in water, and bathe his flesh
every heave-offering of Jehovah, of in water, and shall be unclean until
all the best thereof, even the hal- the evening. 9 And a man who is
lowed part thereof out of it. 30 clean shall gather up the ashes of
Therefore thou shalt say unto them, the heifer, and lay them up outside
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the camp in a clean place; and it on the unclean on the third day, and
shall be kept for the congregation of on the seventh day: and on the sev-
the children of Israel for a water for enth day he shall purify him; and
impurity: it is a sin offering. 10 And he shall wash his clothes, and bathe
he who gathers the ashes of the himself in water, and shall be clean
heifer shall wash his clothes, and be at evening.
unclean until the evening: and it 20 But the man who shall be un-
shall be to the children of Israel, clean, and shall not purify himself,
and to the stranger who sojourns that soul shall be cut off from the
among them, for a statute for ever. midst of the assembly, because he
11 He who touches the dead body has defiled the sanctuary of Jeho-
of any man shall be unclean seven vah: the water for impurity has not
days: 12 the same shall purify him- been sprinkled on him; he is un-
self with it on the third day, and on clean. 21 And it shall be a perpetual
the seventh day he shall be clean: statute to them: and he who sprin-
but if he does not purify himself the kles the water for impurity shall
third day, then the seventh day he wash his clothes, and he who
shall not be clean. 13 Whosoever touches the water for impurity shall
touches a dead person, the body of be unclean until evening. 22 And
a man who has died, and does not whatsoever the unclean person
purify himself, defiles the taberna- touches shall be unclean; and the
cle of Jehovah; and that soul shall soul who touches it shall be un-
be cut off from Israel: because the clean until evening.’ ”
water for impurity was not sprin-
kled on him, he shall be unclean;
his uncleanness is still upon him.
20 And the children of Israel,
even the whole congrega-
tion, came into the wilderness of
14 This is the law when a man Zin in the first month: and the peo-
dies in a tent: every one who comes ple stayed in Kadesh; and Miriam
into the tent, and every one who is died there, and was buried there.
in the tent, shall be unclean seven 2 And there was no water for the
days. 15 And every open vessel, congregation: and they assembled
which has no covering bound on it, themselves together against Moses
is unclean. 16 And whosoever in and against Aaron. 3 And the peo-
the open field touches one who is ple contended with Moses, and
slain with a sword, or a dead body, spoke, saying, “Would that we had
or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall died when our brethren died before
be unclean seven days. 17 And for Jehovah! 4 And why have you
the unclean they shall take of the brought the assembly of Jehovah
ashes of the burning of the sin offer- into this wilderness, that we should
ing; and running water shall be put die there, we and our beasts? 5 And
to them in a vessel: 18 and a clean why have you made us to come up
person shall take hyssop, and dip it out of Egypt, to bring us in to this
in the water, and sprinkle it on the evil place? it is no place of seed, or
tent, and on all the vessels, and on of figs, or of vines, or of
the persons who were there, and on pomegranates; neither is there any
him who touched the bone, or the water to drink.” 6 And Moses and
slain, or the dead, or the grave: 19 Aaron went from the presence of
and the clean person shall sprinkle the assembly to the door of the tent
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of meeting, and fell on their faces: through your land: we will not pass
and the glory of Jehovah appeared through field or through vineyard,
to them. 7 And Jehovah spoke to neither will we drink of the water
Moses, saying, 8 “Take the rod, and of the wells: we will go along the
assemble the congregation, you, king’s highway; we will not turn
and Aaron your brother, and speak aside to the right hand nor to the
to the rock before their eyes, that it left, until we have passed your bor-
give forth its water; and you shall der.’ ” 18 And Edom said to him,
bring forth to them water out of the “You shall not pass through me, lest
rock; so you shall give the congre- I come out with the sword against
gation and their cattle drink.” 9 you.” 19 And the children of Israel
And Moses took the rod from be- said to him, “We will go up by the
fore Jehovah, as he commanded highway; and if we drink of your
him. water, I and my cattle, then will I
10 And Moses and Aaron gath- give the price of it: let me only,
ered the assembly together before without doing anything else, pass
the rock, and he said to them, “Hear through on my feet.” 20 And he
now, you rebels; shall we bring you said, “You shall not pass through.”
forth water out of this rock?” 11 And Edom came out against him
And Moses lifted up his hand, and with many people, and with a
struck the rock with his rod twice: strong hand. 21 Thus Edom refused
and water came forth abundantly, to give Israel passage through his
and the congregation drank, and border: therefore Israel turned
their cattle. 12 And Jehovah said to away from him.
Moses and Aaron, “Because you 22 And they journeyed from
did not believe in me, to sanctify Kadesh: and the children of Israel,
me in the eyes of the children of Is- even the whole congregation, came
rael, therefore you shall not bring to Mount Hor. 23 And Jehovah
this assembly into the land which I spoke to Moses and Aaron at
have given them. 13 These are the Mount Hor, by the border of the
waters of Meribah; because the chil- land of Edom, saying, 24 “Aaron
dren of Israel contended with Jeho- shall be gathered to his people; for
vah, and he was sanctified in he shall not enter into the land
them.” which I have given to the children
14 And Moses sent messengers of Israel, because you rebelled
from Kadesh to the king of Edom, against my word at the waters of
“Thus says your brother Israel, Meribah. 25 Take Aaron and
‘You know all the travail that has Eleazar his son, and bring them up
happened to us: 15 how our fathers to Mount Hor; 26 and strip Aaron
went down into Egypt, and we of his garments, and put them upon
dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be
Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our gathered to his people, and shall die
fathers: 16 and when we cried to Je- there.” 27 And Moses did as Jeho-
hovah, he heard our voice, and sent vah commanded: and they went up
an angel, and brought us forth out to Mount Hor in the sight of all the
of Egypt: and, behold, we are in congregation. 28 And Moses
Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of stripped Aaron of his garments,
your border. 17 Let us pass, I pray, and put them on Eleazar his son;
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and Aaron died there on the top of made a serpent of brass, and set it
the mount: and Moses and Eleazar on the standard: and it came to
came down from the mountain. 29 pass, that if a serpent had bitten any
And when all the congregation saw man, when he looked to the serpent
that Aaron was dead, they wept for of brass, he lived.
Aaron thirty days, even all the 10 And the children of Israel jour-
house of Israel. neyed, and encamped in Oboth. 11

21 And the Canaanite, the And they journeyed from Oboth,


king of Arad, who dwelt in and encamped in Iye-abarim, in the
the South, heard that Israel came by wilderness which is before Moab,
the way of Atharim; and he fought toward the sunrise. 12 From there
against Israel, and took some of they journeyed, and encamped in
them captive. 2 And Israel vowed a the Valley of Zered. 13 From there
vow to Jehovah, and said, “If you they journeyed, and encamped on
wilt indeed deliver this people into the other side of the Arnon, which
my hand, then I will utterly destroy is in the wilderness, that comes out
their cities.” 3 And Jehovah listened of the border of the Amorites: for
to the voice of Israel, and delivered the Arnon is the border of Moab,
up the Canaanites; and they utterly between Moab and the Amorites.
destroyed them and their cities: and 14 Therefore it is said in the book of
the name of the place was called the Wars of Jehovah,
Hormah. “Vaheb in Suphah,
4 And they journeyed from And the valleys of the Arnon,
Mount Hor by the way to the Red 15 And the slope of the valleys
Sea, to go around the land of Edom: That inclines toward the
and the soul of the people was dwelling of Ar,
much discouraged because of the And leans upon the border of
way. 5 And the people spoke Moab.”
against God, and against Moses, 16 And from there they journeyed to
“Why have you brought us up out Beer: that is the well of which Jeho-
of Egypt to die in the wilderness? vah said to Moses, “Gather the peo-
for there is no bread, and there is no ple together, and I will give them
water; and our soul loathes this water.”
light bread.” 6 And Jehovah sent 17 Then Israel sang this song:
fiery serpents among the people, “Spring up, O well; sing to it:
and they bit the people; and many 18 The well, which the princes
people of Israel died. 7 And the dug,
people came to Moses, and said, Which the nobles of the people
“We have sinned, because we have dug,
spoken against Jehovah, and With the scepter, and with their
against you; pray to Jehovah, that staffs.”
he take away the serpents from us.” And from the wilderness they jour-
And Moses prayed for the people. 8 neyed to Mattanah; 19 and from
And Jehovah said to Moses, “Make Mattanah to Nahaliel; and from
a fiery serpent, and set it on a stan- Nahaliel to Bamoth; 20 and from
dard: and it shall come to pass, that Bamoth to the valley that is in the
every one who is bitten, when he field of Moab, to the top of Pisgah,
sees it, shall live.” 9 And Moses which looks down upon the desert.
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21 And Israel sent messengers to is perished even to Dibon,
Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, And we have laid waste even to
22 “Let me pass through your land: Nophah,
we will not turn aside into field, or Which reaches to Medeba.”
into vineyard; we will not drink of 31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of
the water of the wells: we will go by the Amorites. 32 And Moses sent to
the king’s highway, until we have spy out Jazer; and they took the
passed your border. 23 And Sihon towns of it, and drove out the
would not allow Israel to pass Amorites who were there.
through his border: but Sihon gath- 33 And they turned and went up
ered all his people together, and by the way of Bashan: and Og the
went out against Israel into the king of Bashan went out against
wilderness, and came to Jahaz; and them, he and all his people, to bat-
he fought against Israel. 24 And Is- tle at Edrei. 34 And Jehovah said to
rael struck him with the edge of the Moses, “Do not fear him: for I have
sword, and possessed his land from delivered him into your hand, and
the Arnon to the Jabbok, even to the all his people, and his land; and
children of Ammon; for the border you shall do to him as you did to Si-
of the children of Ammon was hon king of the Amorites, who
strong. 25 And Israel took all these dwelt at Heshbon.” 35 So they
cities: and Israel dwelt in all the struck him, and his sons and all his
cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, people, until there was none left
and in all the towns of it. 26 For him remaining: and they possessed
Heshbon was the city of Sihon the his land.
king of the Amorites, who had
fought against the former king of 22 And the children of Israel
journeyed, and encamped in
Moab, and taken all his land out of the plains of Moab beyond the
his hand, even to the Arnon. 27 Jordan at Jericho.
Therefore those who speak in
proverbs say, 2 And Balak the son of Zippor
“Come to Heshbon; saw all that Israel had done to the
Let the city of Sihon be built Amorites. 3 And Moab was se-
and established: verely afraid of the people, because
28 For a fire has gone out of Hesh- they were many: and Moab was
bon, distressed because of the children
A flame from the city of Sihon: of Israel. 4 And Moab said to the el-
It has devoured Ar of Moab, ders of Midian, “Now will this mul-
The lords of the high places of titude lick up all that is around us,
the Arnon. as the ox licks up the grass of the
29 Woe to you, Moab! field.” And Balak the son of Zippor
You are undone, O people of was king of Moab at that time. 5
Chemosh: And he sent messengers to Balaam
He has given his sons as the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is
fugitives, by the River, to the land of the chil-
And his daughters into dren of his people, to call him, say-
captivity, ing, “Behold, there is a people come
To Sihon king of the Amorites. out from Egypt: behold, they cover
30 We have shot at them; Heshbon the face of the earth, and they dwell
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opposite me. 6 Come now there- fore, I pray, curse this people.’ ” 18
fore, I pray, curse me this people; And Balaam answered and said to
for they are too mighty for me: per- the servants of Balak, “If Balak
haps I shall prevail, that we may would give me his house full of sil-
strike them, and that I may drive ver and gold, I cannot go beyond
them out of the land; for I know the word of Jehovah my God, to do
that he whom you bless is blessed, less or more. 19 Now therefore,
and he whom you curse is cursed.” please, stay also here this night,
7 And the elders of Moab and the that I may know what Jehovah will
elders of Midian departed with the speak to me more.” 20 And God
rewards of divination in their hand; came to Balaam at night, and said
and they came to Balaam, and to him, “If the men have come to
spoke to him the words of Balak. 8 call you, rise up, go with them; but
And he said to them, “Lodge here only the word which I speak to you,
this night, and I will bring you that shall you do.”
word again, as Jehovah shall speak 21 And Balaam rose up in the
to me: and the princes of Moab morning, and saddled his donkey,
stayed with Balaam. 9 And God and went with the princes of Moab.
came to Balaam, and said, “Who 22 And God’s anger was kindled
are men these with you?” 10 And because he went; and the angel of
Balaam said to God, “Balak the son Jehovah placed himself in the way
of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to for an adversary against him. Now
me, saying, 11 ‘Behold, the people he was riding upon his donkey, and
who have come out of Egypt, it cov- his two servants were with him. 23
ers the face of the earth: now, come And the donkey saw the angel of
curse them; perhaps I shall be able Jehovah standing in the way, with
to fight against them, and shall his sword drawn in his hand; and
drive them out.’ ” 12 And God said the donkey turned aside out of the
to Balaam, “You shall not go with way, and went into the field: and
them; you shall not curse the peo- Balaam struck the donkey, to turn
ple; for they are blessed.” 13 And her into the way. 24 Then the angel
Balaam rose up in the morning, and of Jehovah stood in a narrow path
said to the princes of Balak, “Get between the vineyards, a wall being
into your land; for Jehovah refuses on this side, and a wall on that side.
to give me permission to go with 25 And the donkey saw the angel of
you.” 14 And the princes of Moab Jehovah, and she thrust herself to
rose up, and they went to Balak, the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot
and said, “Balaam refuses to come against the wall: and he struck her
with us.” again. 26 And the angel of Jehovah
15 And Balak sent yet again went further, and stood in a narrow
princes, more, and more honorable place, where was no way to turn ei-
than they. 16 And they came to Bal- ther to the right hand or to the left.
aam, and said to him, “Thus says 27 And the donkey saw the angel of
Balak the son of Zippor, 'Let noth- Jehovah, and she lay down under
ing, I pray, hinder you from coming Balaam: and Balaam’s anger was
to me: 17 for I will promote you to kindled, and he struck the donkey
very great honor, and whatsoever with his staff. 28 And Jehovah
you say to me I will do: come there- opened the mouth of the donkey,
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and she said to Balaam, “What Balaam said to Balak, “Behold, I
have I done to you, that you have have come to you: have I now any
struck me these three times?” 29 power at all to speak anything? the
And Balaam said to the donkey, word that God puts in my mouth,
“Because you have mocked me, I that shall I speak.” 39 And Balaam
wish there were a sword in my went with Balak, and they came
hand, for now I had killed you.” 30 unto Kiriath-huzoth. 40 And Balak
And the donkey said to Balaam, sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent
“Am not I your donkey, on which to Balaam, and to the princes who
you have ridden all your life long to were with him.
this day? was I ever accustomed to 41 And it came to pass in the
do so to you?” and he said, “No.” morning, that Balak took Balaam,
31 Then Jehovah opened the eyes and brought him up into the high
of Balaam, and he saw the angel of places of Baal; and he saw from
Jehovah standing in the way, with there the utmost part of the people.
his sword drawn in his hand; and
he bowed his head, and fell on his 23 And Balaam said to Balak,
“Build me here seven altars,
face. 32 And the angel of Jehovah and prepare me here seven bulls
said to him, “Why have you struck and seven rams.” 2 And Balak did
your donkey these three times? be- as Balaam had spoken; and Balak
hold, I have come forth for an ad- and Balaam offered on every altar a
versary, because your way is bullock and a ram. 3 And Balaam
perverse before me: 33 and the don- said to Balak, “Stand by your burnt
key saw me, and turned aside be- offering, and I will go: perhaps Je-
fore me these three times: unless hovah will come to meet me; and
she had turned aside from me, whatsoever he shows me I will tell
surely now I had even slain you, you.” And he went to a bare height.
and saved her alive.” 34 And Bal- 4 And God met Balaam: and he said
aam said to the angel of Jehovah, “I to him, “I have prepared the seven
have sinned; for I did not know that altars, and I have offered up a bull
you stood in the way against me: and a ram on every altar.” 5 And Je-
now therefore, if it displeases you, I hovah put a word in Balaam’s
will get back again.” 35 And the an- mouth, and said, “Return to Balak,
gel of Jehovah said to Balaam, “Go and thus you shall speak.” 6 And he
with the men; but only the word returned to him, and, behold, he
that I shall speak to you, that you was standing by his burnt offering,
shall speak.” So Balaam went with he, and all the princes of Moab. 7
the princes of Balak. And he took up his parable, and
36 And when Balak heard that said,
Balaam had come, he went out to “From Aram has Balak brought
meet him to the City of Moab, me,
which is on the border of the The king of Moab from the
Arnon, which is in the utmost part mountains of the East:
of the border. 37 And Balak said to Come, curse me Jacob,
Balaam, “Did I not earnestly send And come, defy Israel.
to you to call you? why did you not 8 How shall I curse, whom God has
come to me? am I not able indeed to not cursed?
promote you to honor?” 38 And And how shall I defy, whom Je-
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hovah has not defied? 19 God is not a man, that he should
9 For from the top of the rocks I see lie,
him, Neither the son of man, that he
And from the hills I behold him: should repent:
Behold, it is a people who dwells Has he said, and will he not do
alone, it?
And shall not be reckoned among Or has he spoken, and will he
the nations. not make it good?
10 Who can count the dust of Ja- 20 Behold, I have received com-
cob, mandment to bless:
Or number the fourth part of And he has blessed, and I
Israel? cannot reverse it.
Let me die the death of the 21 He has not beheld iniquity in Ja-
righteous, cob;
And let my last end be like Neither has he seen
his!” perverseness in Israel:
11 And Balak said to Balaam, Jehovah his God is with him,
“What have you done to me? I took And the shout of a king is
you to curse my enemies, and, be- among them.
hold, you have blessed them alto- 22 God brings them forth out of
gether.” 12 And he answered and Egypt;
said, “Must I not take heed to speak He has as it were the strength
that which Jehovah puts in my of the wild ox.
mouth?” 23 Surely there is no enchantment
13 And Balak said to him, “Come, with Jacob;
please, with me to another place, Neither is there any divination
from where you may see them; you with Israel:
shall see but the utmost part of Now shall it be said of Jacob
them, and shall not see them all: and of Israel,
and curse them from there.” 14 And What has God worked!
he took him into the field of 24 Behold, the people rise up as a
Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and lioness,
built seven altars, and offered up a And as a lion he lifts himself
bull and a ram on every altar. 15 up:
And he said to Balak, “Stand here He shall not lie down until he
by your burnt offering, while I meet heats of the prey,
Jehovah over there.” 16 And Jehovah And drinks the blood of the
met Balaam, and put a word in his slain.”
mouth, and said, “Return to Balak, 25 And Balak said to Balaam, “Nei-
and thus shall you speak.” 17 And ther curse them at all, nor bless
he came to him, and, behold, he them at all.” 26 But Balaam an-
was standing by his burnt offering, swered and said to Balak, “Did I
and the princes of Moab with him. not tell you, saying, ‘All that Jeho-
And Balak said to him, “What has vah speaks, that I must do’? ”
Jehovah spoken?” 18 And he took 27 And Balak said to Balaam,
up his parable, and said, “Come now, I will take you to an-
“Rise up, Balak, and hear; other place; perhaps it will please
Listen to me, son of Zippor: God that you may curse them from
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there.” 28 And Balak took Balaam the wild ox:
to the top of Peor, that looks down He shall eat up the nations his ad-
upon the desert. 29 And Balaam versaries,
said to Balak, “Build me here seven And shall break their bones in
altars, and prepare me here seven pieces,
bulls and seven rams.” 30 And And strike them through with his
Balak did as Balaam had said, and arrows.
offered up a bull and a ram on ev- 9 He couched, he lies down as a
ery altar. lion,

24 And when Balaam saw


that it pleased Jehovah to
bless Israel, he did not go, as at the
And as a lioness; who shall rouse
him up?
Blessed be every one who blesses
other times, to meet with enchant- you,
ments, but he set his face toward And cursed be every one who
the wilderness. 2 And Balaam lifted curses you.”
up his eyes, and he saw Israel 10 And Balak’s anger was kindled
dwelling according to their tribes; against Balaam, and he struck his
and the Spirit of God came upon hands together; and Balak said to
him. 3 And he took up his parable, Balaam, “I called you to curse my
and said, enemies, and, behold, you have al-
“Balaam the son of Beor says, together blessed them these three
And the man whose eye was times. 11 Therefore now flee to your
closed says; place: I thought to promote you to
4 He says, who hears the words of great honor; but, behold, Jehovah
God, has kept you back from honor.” 12
Who sees the vision of the And Balaam said to Balak, “Did I
Almighty, not speak also to your messengers
Falling down, and having his that you sent to me, saying, 13 ‘If
eyes open: Balak would give me his house full
5 How lovely are your tents, O Ja- of silver and gold, I cannot go be-
cob, yond the word of Jehovah, to do ei-
Your dwellings, O Israel! ther good or bad of my own mind;
6 As valleys are they spread forth, what Jehovah speaks, that will I
As gardens by the riverside, speak’? 14 And now, behold, I go to
As aloes which Jehovah has my people: come, and I will adver-
planted, tise what this people shall do to
As cedars beside the waters. your people in the latter days.” 15
7 Water shall flow from his buck- And he took up his parable, and
ets, said,
And his seed shall be in many “Balaam the son of Beor says,
waters, And the man whose eye was
And his king shall be higher than closed says;
Agag, 16 He says, who hears the words of
And his kingdom shall be ex- God,
alted. And knows the knowledge of
8 God brings him forth out of the Most High,
Egypt; Who sees the vision of the
He has as it were the strength of Almighty,
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Falling down, and having his also went his way.
eyes open:
17 I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near:
25 And Israel remained in
Shittim; and the people be-
gan to play the harlot with the
There shall come forth a star daughters of Moab: 2 for they
out of Jacob, called the people to the sacrifices of
And a scepter shall rise out of their gods; and the people ate, and
Israel, bowed down to their gods. 3 And
And shall strike through the Israel joined himself to Baal-peor:
corners of Moab, and the anger of Jehovah was kin-
And break down all the sons of dled against Israel. 4 And Jehovah
tumult. said to Moses, “Take all the chiefs of
18 And Edom shall be a posses- the people, and hang them up to Je-
sion, hovah before the sun, that the fierce
Seir also shall be a possession, anger of Jehovah may turn away
who were his enemies; from Israel.” 5 And Moses said to
While Israel does valiantly. the judges of Israel, “Slay every one
19 And out of Jacob shall one have his men who have joined them-
dominion, selves to Baal-peor.”
And shall destroy the remnant 6 And, behold, one of the children
from the city.” of Israel came and brought to his
20 And he looked on Amalek, and brethren a Midianite woman in the
took up his parable, and said, sight of Moses, and in the sight of
“Amalek was the first of the all the congregation of the children
nations; of Israel, while they were weeping
But his latter end shall come to at the door of the tent of meeting. 7
destruction.” And when Phinehas, the son of
21 And he looked on the Kenite, Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest,
and took up his parable, and saw it, he rose up from the midst of
said, the congregation, and took a spear
“Strong is your dwelling place, in his hand; 8 and he went after the
And your nest is set in the rock. man of Israel into the pavilion, and
22 Nevertheless Kain shall be thrust both of them through, the
wasted, man of Israel, and the woman
Until Asshur shall carry you through her body. So the plague
away captive.” was stayed from the children of Is-
23 And he took up his parable, and rael. 9 And those who died by the
said, plague were twenty-four thousand.
“Alas, who shall live when God 10 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
does this? saying, 11 “Phinehas, the son of
24 But ships shall come from the Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest,
coast of Kittim, has turned my wrath away from
And they shall afflict Asshur, the children of Israel, in that he was
and shall afflict Eber; jealous with my jealousy among
And he also shall come to them, so that I did not consume the
destruction.” children of Israel in my jealousy. 12
25 And Balaam rose up, and went Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him
and returned to his place; and Balak my covenant of peace: 13 and it
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shall be to him, and to his seed after the Carmites. 7 These are the fami-
him, the covenant of an everlasting lies of the Reubenites; and those
priesthood; because he was jealous who were numbered of them were
for his God, and made atonement forty-three thousand seven hun-
for the children of Israel.’ ” dred and thirty. 8 And the sons of
14 Now the name of the man of Is- Pallu: Eliab. 9 And the sons of Eliab:
rael who was slain, who was slain Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram.
with the Midianite woman, was These are that Dathan and Abiram,
Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a who were called of the congrega-
fathers’ house among the Sime- tion, who contended against Moses
onites. 15 And the name of the Mid- and against Aaron in the company
ianite woman who was slain was of Korah, when they contended
Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was against Jehovah, 10 and the earth
head of the people of a fathers’ opened its mouth, and swallowed
house in Midian. them up together with Korah,
16 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, when that company died; when the
saying, 17 “Distress the Midianites, fire devoured two hundred and
and strike them; 18 for they distress fifty men, and they became a sign.
you with their schemes, with which 11 Notwithstanding, the sons of
they have deceived you in the mat- Korah did not die.
ter of Peor, and in the matter of 12 The sons of Simeon according
Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of to their families: of Nemuel, the
Midian, their sister, who was slain family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin,
on the day of the plague in the mat- the family of the Jaminites; of
ter of Peor. Jachin, the family of the Jachinites;

26 And it came to pass after 13 of Zerah, the family of the Zer-


the plague, that Jehovah ahites; of Shaul, the family of the
spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the Shaulites. 14 These are the families
son of Aaron the priest, saying, 2 of the Simeonites, twenty-two
“Take the sum of all the congrega- thousand two hundred.
tion of the children of Israel, from 15 The sons of Gad according to
twenty years old and upward, by their families: of Zephon, the family
their fathers’ houses, all who are of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the
able to go forth to war in Israel.” 3 family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the
And Moses and Eleazar the priest family of the Shunites; 16 of Ozni,
spoke with them in the plains of the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the
Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, say- family of the Erites; 17 of Arod, the
ing, 4 “Take the sum of the people, family of the Arodites; of Areli, the
from twenty years old and upward; family of the Arelites. 18 These are
as Jehovah commanded Moses and the families of the sons of Gad ac-
the children of Israel, who came cording to those who were num-
forth out of the land of Egypt.” bered of them, forty thousand five
5 Reuben, the firstborn of Israel; hundred.
the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the 19 The sons of Judah: Er and
family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, Onan; and Er and Onan died in the
the family of the Palluites; 6 of land of Canaan. 20 And the sons of
Hezron, the family of the Judah according to their families
Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of were: of Shelah, the family of the
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Shelanites; of Perez, the family of and those who were numbered of
the Perezites; of Zerah, the family them were fifty-two thousand
of the Zerahites. 21 And the sons of seven hundred.
Perez were: of Hezron, the family of 35 These are the sons of Ephraim
the Hezronites; of Hamul, the fam- according to their families: of
ily of the Hamulites. 22 These are Shuthelah, the family of the
the families of Judah according to Shuthelahites; of Becher, the family
those who were numbered of them, of the Becherites; of Tahan, the fam-
seventy-six thousand five hundred. ily of the Tahanites. 36 And these
23 The sons of Issachar according are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran,
to their families: of Tola, the family the family of the Eranites. 37 These
of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the family are the families of the sons of
of the Punites; 24 of Jashub, the Ephraim according to those who
family of the Jashubites; of Shim- were numbered of them, thirty-two
ron, the family of the Shimronites. thousand five hundred. These are
25 These are the families of Issachar the sons of Joseph according to
according to those who were num- their families.
bered of them, sixty-four thousand 38 The sons of Benjamin accord-
three hundred. 26 The sons of Ze- ing to their families: of Bela, the
bulun according to their families: of family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the
Sered, the family of the Seredites; of family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram,
Elon, the family of the Elonites; of the family of the Ahiramites; 39 of
Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. Shephupham, the family of the
27 These are the families of the Ze- Shuphamites; of Hupham, the fam-
bulunites according to those who ily of the Huphamites. 40 And the
were numbered of them, sixty thou- sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman:
sand five hundred. of Ard, the family of the Ardites; of
28 The sons of Joseph according to Naaman, the family of the
their families: Manasseh and Naamites. 41 These are the sons of
Ephraim. 29 The sons of Manasseh: Benjamin according to their fami-
of Machir, the family of the lies; and those who were numbered
Machirites; and Machir begat of them were forty-five thousand
Gilead: of Gilead, the family of the six hundred.
Gileadites. 30 These are the sons of 42 These are the sons of Dan ac-
Gilead: of Iezer, the family of the cording to their families: of
Iezerites; of Helek, the family of the Shuham, the family of the
Helekites; 31 and of Asriel, the fam- Shuhamites. These are the families
ily of the Asrielites; and of Shechem, of Dan according to their families.
the family of the Shechemites; 32 43 All the families of the
and of Shemida, the family of the Shuhamites, according to those
Shemidaites; and of Hepher, the who were numbered of them, were
family of the Hepherites. 33 And sixty-four thousand four hundred.
Zelophehad the son of Hepher had 44 The sons of Asher according to
no sons, but daughters: and the their families: of Imnah, the family
names of the daughters of Zelophe- of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family
had were Mahlah, and Noah, of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family
Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 34 of the Berites. 45 Of the sons of Be-
These are the families of Manasseh; riah: of Heber, the family of the
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Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of of the Mahlites, the family of the
the Malchielites. 46 And the name Mushites, the family of the Ko-
of the daughter of Asher was Serah. rahites. And Kohath begot Amram.
47 These are the families of the sons 59 And the name of Amram’s wife
of Asher according to those who was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi,
were numbered of them, fifty-three who was born to Levi in Egypt: and
thousand four hundred. she bore to Amram Aaron and
48 The sons of Naphtali according Moses, and Miriam their sister. 60
to their families: of Jahzeel, the fam- And to Aaron were born Nadab
ily of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 61
family of the Gunites; 49 of Jezer, And Nadab and Abihu died, when
the family of the Jezerites; of they offered strange fire before Je-
Shillem, the family of the hovah. 62 And those who were
Shillemites. 50 These are the fami- numbered of them were twenty-
lies of Naphtali according to their three thousand, every male from a
families; and those who were num- month old and upward: for they
bered of them were forty-five thou- were not numbered among the chil-
sand four hundred. dren of Israel, because there was no
51 These are those who were inheritance given them among the
numbered of the children of Israel, children of Israel.
six hundred and one thousand 63 These are those who were
seven hundred and thirty. numbered by Moses and Eleazar
52 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, the priest, who numbered the chil-
saying, 53 “To these the land shall dren of Israel in the plains of Moab
be divided for an inheritance ac- by the Jordan at Jericho. 64 But
cording to the number of names. 54 among these there was not a man of
To the many you shall give the them who was numbered by Moses
greater inheritance, and to the and Aaron the priest, who num-
fewer you shall give the lesser in- bered the children of Israel in the
heritance: to every one according to wilderness of Sinai. 65 For Jehovah
those who were numbered of him had said of them, “They shall
shall his inheritance be given. 55 surely die in the wilderness.” And
Notwithstanding, the land shall be there was not left a man of them,
divided by lot: according to the except Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
names of the tribes of their fathers and Joshua the son of Nun.
they shall inherit. 56 According to
the lot shall their inheritance be di-27 Then drew near the daugh-
ters of Zelophehad, the son
vided between the many and the of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the
fewer. son of Machir, the son of Manasseh,
57 And these are those who were of the families of Manasseh the son
numbered of the Levites according of Joseph; and these are the names
to their families: of Gershon, the of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah,
family of the Gershonites; of Ko- and Hoglah, and Milcah, and
hath, the family of the Kohathites; Tirzah. 2 And they stood before
of Merari, the family of the Mer- Moses, and before Eleazar the
arites. 58 These are the families of priest, and before the princes and
Levi: the family of the Libnites, the all the congregation, at the door of
family of the Hebronites, the family the tent of meeting, saying, 3 “Our
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father died in the wilderness, and waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the
he was not among the company of wilderness of Zin.)”
those who gathered themselves to- 15 And Moses spoke to Jehovah,
gether against Jehovah in the com- saying, 16 “Let Jehovah, the God of
pany of Korah: but he died in his the spirits of all flesh, appoint a
own sin; and he had no sons. 4 Why man over the congregation, 17 who
should the name of our father be may go out before them, and who
taken away from among his family, may come in before them, and who
because he had no son? Give to us a may lead them out, and who may
possession among the brothers of bring them in; that the congrega-
our father.” 5 And Moses brought tion of Jehovah be not as sheep
their cause before Jehovah. which have no shepherd.” 18 And
6 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, Jehovah said to Moses, “Take
saying, 7 “The daughters of Joshua the son of Nun, a man in
Zelophehad speak right: you shall whom is the Spirit, and lay your
surely give them a possession of an hand on him; 19 and set him before
inheritance among their father’s Eleazar the priest, and before all the
brothers; and you shall cause the congregation; and give him a
inheritance of their father to pass to charge in their sight. 20 And you
them. 8 And you shall speak to the shall put your honor upon him, that
children of Israel, saying, ‘If a man all the congregation of the children
dies, and has no son, then you shall of Israel may obey. 21 And he shall
cause his inheritance to pass to his stand before Eleazar the priest, who
daughter. 9 And if he has no daugh- shall inquire for him by the judg-
ter, then you shall give his inheri- ment of the Urim before Jehovah: at
tance to his brothers. 10 And if he his word shall they go out, and at
has no brothers, then you shall give his word they shall come in, both
his inheritance to his father’s broth- he, and all the children of Israel
ers. 11 And if his father has no with him, even all the congrega-
brothers, then you shall give his in- tion.” 22 And Moses did as Jehovah
heritance to his kinsman who is commanded him; and he took
next to him of his family, and he Joshua, and set him before Eleazar
shall possess it: and it shall be to the the priest, and before all the congre-
children of Israel a statute and ordi- gation: 23 and he laid his hands
nance, as Jehovah commanded upon him, and gave him a charge,
Moses.’ ” as Jehovah spoke by Moses.
12 And Jehovah said to Moses,
“Get up into this mountain of 28 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “Command
Abarim, and behold the land which the children of Israel, and say to
I have given to the children of Is- them, “My offering, my food for
rael. 13 And when you have seen it, my offerings made by fire, of a
you also shall be gathered to your sweet savor to me, shall you ob-
people, as Aaron your brother was serve to offer to me in their due sea-
gathered; 14 because you rebelled son. 3 And you shall say to them,
against my word in the wilderness ‘This is the offering made by fire
of Zin, in the strife of the congrega- which you shall offer to Jehovah:
tion, to sanctify me at the waters be- male lambs a year old without
fore their eyes. (These are the blemish, two day by day, for a con-
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tinual burnt offering. 4 The one of a hin for a lamb: this is the burnt
lamb shall you offer in the morning, offering of every month throughout
and the other lamb shall you offer the months of the year. 15 And one
at evening; 5 and the tenth part of male goat for a sin offering to Jeho-
an ephah of fine flour for a meal vah; it shall be offered besides the
offering, mingled with the fourth continual burnt offering, and the
part of a hin of beaten oil. 6 It is a drink offering of it.
continual burnt offering, which 16 And in the first month, on the
was ordained at Mount Sinai for a fourteenth day of the month, is Je-
sweet savor, an offering made by hovah’s Passover. 17 And on the fif-
fire to Jehovah. 7 And the drink teenth day of this month shall be a
offering of it shall be the fourth part feast: seven days shall unleavened
of a hin for the one lamb: in the holy bread be eaten. 18 On the first day
place shall you pour out a drink shall be a holy convocation: you
offering of strong drink to Jehovah. shall do no servile work; 19 but you
8 And the other lamb shall you shall offer an offering made by fire,
offer at evening: as the meal offer- a burnt offering to Jehovah: two
ing of the morning, and as the drink young bulls, and one ram, and
offering of it, you shall offer it, an seven male lambs a year old; they
offering made by fire, of a sweet sa- shall be to you without blemish; 20
vor to Jehovah. and their meal offering, fine flour
9 And on the Sabbath day two mingled with oil: three-tenths shall
male lambs a year old without you offer for a bull, and two-tenths
blemish, and two-tenths of an ephah for the ram; 21 a tenth shall you
of fine flour for a meal offering, offer for every lamb of the seven
mingled with oil, and the drink lambs; 22 and one male goat for a
offering of it: 10 this is the burnt sin offering, to make atonement for
offering of every Sabbath, besides you. 23 You shall offer these besides
the continual burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the morning,
the drink offering of it. which is for a continual burnt offer-
11 And in the beginnings of your ing. 24 After this manner you shall
months you shall offer a burnt offer daily, for seven days, the food
offering to Jehovah: two young of the offering made by fire, of a
bulls, and one ram, seven male sweet savor to Jehovah: it shall be
lambs a year old without blemish; offered besides the continual burnt
12 and three-tenths of an ephah of offering, and the drink offering of
fine flour for a meal offering, min- it. 25 And on the seventh day you
gled with oil, for each bull; and shall have a holy convocation: you
two-tenths of fine flour for a meal shall do no servile work.
offering, mingled with oil, for the 26 Also in the day of the first
one ram; 13 and one-tenth of fine fruits, when you offer a new meal
flour mingled with oil for a meal offering to Jehovah in your feast of
offering to every lamb; for a burnt weeks, you shall have a holy convo-
offering of a sweet savor, an offer- cation; you shall do no servile
ing made by fire to Jehovah. 14 And work; 27 but you shall offer a burnt
their drink offerings shall be half a offering for a sweet savor to Jeho-
hin of wine for a bull, and one-third vah: two young bulls, one ram,
of a hin for the ram, and one-fourth seven male lambs a year old; 28 and
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their meal offering, fine flour min- offering of atonement, and the con-
gled with oil, three-tenths for each tinual burnt offering, and the meal
bull, two-tenths for the one ram, 29 offering of it, and their drink offer-
a tenth for every lamb of the seven ings.
lambs; 30 one male goat, to make 12 And on the fifteenth day of the
atonement for you. 31 Besides the seventh month you shall have a
continual burnt offering, and the holy convocation; you shall do no
meal offering of it, you shall offer servile work, and you shall keep a
them (they shall be to you without feast to Jehovah seven days: 13 and
blemish), and their drink offerings. you shall offer a burnt offering, an

29 And in the seventh month, offering made by fire, of a sweet sa-


on the first day of the month, vor to Jehovah; thirteen young
you shall have a holy convocation; bulls, two rams, fourteen male
you shall do no servile work: it is a lambs a year old; they shall be with-
day of blowing of trumpets to you. out blemish; 14 and their meal
2 And you shall offer a burnt offer- offering, fine flour mingled with
ing for a sweet savor to Jehovah: oil, three-tenths for every bull of the
one young bull, one ram, seven thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each
male lambs a year old without ram of the two rams, 15 and a tenth
blemish; 3 and their meal offering, for every lamb of the fourteen
fine flour mingled with oil, three- lambs; 16 and one male goat for a
tenths for the bull, two-tenths for sin offering, besides the continual
the ram, 4 and one-tenth for every burnt offering, the meal offering of
lamb of the seven lambs; 5 and one it, and the drink offering of it.
male goat for a sin offering, to make 17 And on the second day you
atonement for you; 6 besides the shall offer twelve young bulls, two
burnt offering of the new moon, rams, fourteen male lambs a year
and the meal offering of it, and the old without blemish; 18 and their
continual burnt-offering and the meal offering and their drink offer-
meal offering of it, and their drink ings for the bulls, for the rams, and
offerings, according to their ordi- for the lambs, according to their
nance, for a sweet savor, an offering number, according to the ordi-
made by fire to Jehovah. nance; 19 and one male goat for a
7 And on the tenth day of this sev- sin offering; besides the continual
enth month you shall have a holy burnt offering, and the meal offer-
convocation; and you shall afflict ing of it, and their drink offerings.
your souls: you shall do no manner 20 And on the third day eleven
of work; 8 but you shall offer a bulls, two rams, fourteen male
burnt offering to Jehovah for a lambs a year old without blemish;
sweet savor: one young bull, one 21 and their meal- offering and
ram, seven male lambs a year old; their drink offerings for the bulls,
they shall be to you without blem- for the rams, and for the lambs, ac-
ish; 9 and their meal offering, fine cording to their number, according
flour mingled with oil, three-tenths to the ordinance; 22 and one male
for the bull, two-tenths for the one goat for a sin offering; besides the
ram, 10 a tenth for every lamb of continual burnt offering, and the
the seven lambs: 11 one male goat meal offering of it, and the drink
for a sin offering; besides the sin offering of it.
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23 And on the fourth day ten made by fire, of a sweet savor to Je-
bulls, two rams, fourteen male hovah: one bull, one ram, seven
lambs a year old without blemish; male lambs a year old without
24 their meal offering and their blemish; 37 their meal offering and
drink offerings for the bulls, for the their drink offerings for the bull, for
rams, and for the lambs, according the ram, and for the lambs, shall be
to their number, according to the according to their number, accord-
ordinance; 25 and one male goat for ing to the ordinance: 38 and one
a sin offering; besides the continual male goat for a sin- offering, be-
burnt offering, the meal offering of sides the continual burnt offering,
it, and the drink offering of it. and the meal offering of it, and the
26 And on the fifth day nine bulls, drink offering of it.
two rams, fourteen male lambs a 39 These you shall offer to Jeho-
year old without blemish; 27 and vah in your set feasts, besides your
their meal offering and their drink vows, and your freewill offerings,
offerings for the bulls, for the rams, for your burnt offerings, and for
and for the lambs, according to your meal offerings, and for your
their number, according to the ordi- drink offerings, and for your peace
nance; 28 and one male goat for a offerings.” 40 And Moses told the
sin offering, besides the continual children of Israel according to all
burnt offering, and the meal offer- that Jehovah commanded Moses.

29 And on the sixth day eight 30


ing of it, and the drink offering of it. And Moses spoke to the
heads of the tribes of the
bulls, two rams, fourteen male children of Israel, saying, “This is
lambs a year old without blemish; the thing which Jehovah has com-
30 and their meal offering and their manded. 2 When a man vows a
drink offerings for the bulls, for the vow to Jehovah, or swears an oath
rams, and for the lambs, according to bind his soul with a bond, he
to their number, according to the shall not break his word; he shall do
ordinance; 31 and one male goat for according to all that proceeds out of
a sin offering; besides the continual his mouth. 3 Also when a woman
burnt offering, the meal offering of vows a vow to Jehovah, and binds
it, and the drink offerings of it. herself by a bond, being in her fa-
32 And on the seventh day seven ther’s house, in her youth, 4 and
bulls, two rams, fourteen male her father hears her vow, and her
lambs a year old without blemish; bond with which she has bound her
33 and their meal offering and their soul, and her father holds his peace
drink offerings for the bulls, for the at her; then all her vows shall stand,
rams, and for the lambs, according and every bond with which she has
to their number, according to the bound her soul shall stand. 5 But if
ordinance; 34 and one male goat for her father disallows her in the day
a sin offering; besides the continual that he hears, none of her vows, or
burnt offering, the meal offering of of her bonds with which she has
it, and the drink offering of it. bound her soul, shall stand: and Je-
35 On the eighth day you shall hovah will forgive her, because her
have a solemn assembly: you shall father disallowed her.
do no servile work; 36 but you shall 6 And if she is married to a hus-
offer a burnt offering, an offering band, while her vows are upon her,
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or the rash utterance of her lips, which Jehovah commanded Moses,
with which she has bound her soul, between a man and his wife, be-
7 and her husband hears it, and tween a father and his daughter, be-
holds his peace at her in the day ing in her youth, in her father’s
that he hears it; then her vows shall house.
stand, and her bonds with which
she has bound her soul shall stand. 31 And Jehovah spoke to
Moses, saying, 2 “Avenge the
8 But if her husband disallows her children of Israel of the Midianites:
in the day that he hears it, then he afterward you shall be gathered to
shall make void her vow which is your people.” 3 And Moses spoke
upon her, and the rash utterance of to the people, saying, “Arm men
her lips, with which she has bound from among you for the war, that
her soul: and Jehovah will forgive they may go against Midian, to exe-
her. cute Jehovah’s vengeance on Mid-
9 But the vow of a widow, or of ian. 4 Of every tribe a thousand,
her who is divorced, even every- throughout all the tribes of Israel,
thing with which she has bound shall you send to the war.” 5 So
her soul, shall stand against her. 10 there were delivered, out of the
And if she vowed in her husband’s thousands of Israel, a thousand of
house, or bound her soul by a bond every tribe, twelve thousand armed
with an oath, 11 and her husband for war. 6 And Moses sent them, a
heard it, and held his peace at her, thousand of every tribe, to the war,
and did not disallow her; then all them and Phinehas the son of
her vows shall stand, and every Eleazar the priest, to the war, with
bond with which she bound her the vessels of the sanctuary and the
soul shall stand. 12 But if her hus- trumpets for the alarm in his hand.
band made them null and void in 7 And they warred against Midian,
the day that he heard them, then as Jehovah commanded Moses; and
whatsoever proceeded out of her they slew every male. 8 And they
lips concerning her vows, or con- slew the kings of Midian with the
cerning the bond of her soul, shall rest of their slain: Evi, and Rekem,
not stand: her husband has made and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the
them void; and Jehovah will for- five kings of Midian: Balaam also
give her. the son of Beor they slew with the
13 Every vow, and every binding sword. 9 And the children of Israel
oath to afflict the soul, her husband took captive the women of Midian
may establish it, or her husband and their little ones; and all their
may make it void. 14 But if her hus- cattle, and all their flocks, and all
band altogether holds his peace at their goods, they took for plunder.
her from day to day, then he estab- 10 And all their cities in the places
lishes all her vows, or all her bonds, in which they dwelt, and all their
which are upon her: he has estab- encampments, they burned with
lished them, because he held his fire. 11 And they took all the spoil,
peace at her in the day that he and all the plunder, both of man
heard them. 15 But if he shall make and of beast. 12 And they brought
them null and void after he has the captives, and the plunder, and
heard them, then he shall bear her the spoil, to Moses, and to Eleazar
iniquity.” 16 These are the statutes, the priest, and to the congregation
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of the children of Israel, to the camp purity: and all that does not endure
at the plains of Moab, which are by the fire you shall make to go
the Jordan at Jericho. through the water. 24 And you shall
13 And Moses, and Eleazar the wash your clothes on the seventh
priest, and all the princes of the day, and you shall be clean; and af-
congregation, went forth to meet terward you shall come into the
them outside the camp. 14 And camp.”
Moses was angry with the officers 25 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
of the army, the captains of thou- saying, 26 “Take the sum of the
sands and the captains of hun- plunder that was taken, both of
dreds, who came from the service man and of beast, you, and Eleazar
of the war. 15 And Moses said to the priest, and the heads of the fa-
them, “Have you saved all the thers’ houses of the congregation; 27
women alive? 16 Behold, these and divide the plunder into two
caused the children of Israel, parts: between the men skilled in
through the counsel of Balaam, to war, who went out to battle, and all
commit trespass against Jehovah in the congregation. 28 And levy a
the matter of Peor, and so the tribute to Jehovah of the men of
plague was among the congrega- war who went out to battle: one
tion of Jehovah. 17 Now therefore soul of five hundred, both of the
kill every male among the little persons, and of the oxen, and of the
ones, and kill every woman who donkeys, and of the flocks: 29 take
has known man by lying with him. it from their half, and give it to
18 But all the women-children, who Eleazar the priest, for Jehovah’s
have not known man by lying with heave offering. 30 And of the chil-
him, keep alive for yourselves. 19 dren of Israel’s half, you shall take
And encamp outside the camp one drawn out of every fifty, of the
seven days: whosoever has killed persons, of the oxen, of the don-
any person, and whosoever has keys, and of the flocks, even of all
touched any slain, purify your- the cattle, and give them to the
selves on the third day and on the Levites, who keep the charge of the
seventh day, you and your captives. tabernacle of Jehovah.” 31 And
20 And as to every garment, and all Moses and Eleazar the priest did as
that is made of skin, and all work of Jehovah commanded Moses.
goats’ hair, and all things made of 32 Now the plunder, over and
wood, you shall purify your- above the booty which the men of
selves.” war took, was six hundred and sev-
21 And Eleazar the priest said to enty-five thousand sheep, 33 and
the men of war who went to the seventy-two thousand oxen, 34 and
battle, “This is the statute of the law sixty-one thousand donkeys, 35
which Jehovah has commanded and thirty-two thousand persons in
Moses: 22 nevertheless the gold, all, of the women who had not
and the silver, the brass, the iron, known man by lying with him. 36
the tin, and the lead, 23 everything And the half, which was the por-
that may endure the fire, you shall tion of those who went out to war,
make to go through the fire, and it was in number three hundred and
shall be clean; nevertheless it shall thirty-seven thousand five hundred
be purified with the water for im- sheep: 37 and Jehovah’s tribute of
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the sheep was six hundred and sev- they offered up to Jehovah, of the
enty-five. And the oxen were captains of thousands, and of the
thirty-six thousand; of which Jeho- captains of hundreds, was sixteen
vah’s tribute was seventy-two. 39 thousand seven hundred and fifty
And the donkeys were thirty thou- shekels. 53 (For the men of war had
sand five hundred; of which Jeho- taken booty, every man for him-
vah’s tribute was sixty-one. 40 And self.) 54 And Moses and Eleazar the
the persons were sixteen thousand; priest took the gold of the captains
of whom Jehovah’s tribute was of thousands and of hundreds, and
thirty-two persons. 41 And Moses brought it into the tent of meeting,
gave the tribute, which was Jeho- for a memorial for the children of
vah’s heave offering, to Eleazar the Israel before Jehovah.
priest, as Jehovah commanded
Moses. 32 Now the children of
Reuben and the children of
42 And of the children of Israel’s Gad had a very great multitude of
half, which Moses divided off from cattle: and when they saw the land
the men who warred 43 (now the of Jazer, and the land of Gilead,
congregation’s half was three hun- that, behold, the place was a place
dred and thirty-seven thousand for cattle; 2 the children of Gad and
and five hundred sheep, 44 and the children of Reuben came and
thirty and six thousand oxen, 45 spoke to Moses, and to Eleazar the
and thirty thousand five hundred priest, and to the princes of the con-
asses, 46 and sixteen thousand per- gregation, saying, 3 “Ataroth, and
sons), 47 even of the children of Is- Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and
rael’s half, Moses took one drawn Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Sebam,
out of every fifty, both of man and and Nebo, and Beon, 4 the land
of beast, and gave them to the which Jehovah struck before the
Levites, that kept the charge of the congregation of Israel, is a land for
tabernacle of Jehovah; as Jehovah cattle; and your servants have cat-
commanded Moses. tle.” 5 And they said, “If we have
48 And the officers who were over found favor in your sight, let this
the thousands of the army, the cap- land be given to your servants for a
tains of thousands, and the captains possession; do not bring us over the
of hundreds, came near to Moses; Jordan.”
49 and they said to Moses, “Your 6 And Moses said to the children
servants have taken the sum of the of Gad, and to the children of
men of war who are under our Reuben, “Shall your brethren go to
charge, and there does not lack one the war, and shall you sit here? 7
man of us. 50 And we have brought And why do you discourage the
Jehovah’s offering, what every man heart of the children of Israel from
has gotten, of jewels of gold, ankle going over into the land which Je-
chains, and bracelets, signet rings, hovah has given them? 8 Thus did
earrings, and armlets, to make your fathers, when I sent them from
atonement for our souls before Je- Kadesh-barnea to see the land. 9
hovah.” 51 And Moses and Eleazar For when they went up to the val-
the priest took the gold from them, ley of Eshcol, and saw the land,
even all worked jewels. 52 And all they discouraged the heart of the
the gold of the heave offering that children of Israel, that they should
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not go into the land which Jehovah vah to the war, 21 and every armed
had given them. 10 And Jehovah’s man of you will pass over the Jor-
anger was kindled in that day, and dan before Jehovah, until he has
he swore, saying, 11 ‘Surely none of driven out his enemies from before
the men who came up out of Egypt, him, 22 and the land is subdued be-
from twenty years old and upward, fore Jehovah; then afterward you
shall see the land which I swore to shall return, and be guiltless to-
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; be- wards Jehovah, and towards Israel;
cause they have not wholly fol- and this land shall be to you for a
lowed me: 12 except Caleb the son possession before Jehovah. 23 But if
of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and you will not do so, behold, you
Joshua the son of Nun; because have sinned against Jehovah; and
they have wholly followed Jeho- be sure your sin will find you out.
vah.’ 13 And Jehovah’s anger was 24 Build cities for your little ones,
kindled against Israel, and he made and folds for your sheep; and do
them wander to and fro in the that which has proceeded out of
wilderness forty years, until all the your mouth.” 25 And the children
generation, who had done evil in of Gad and the children of Reuben
the sight of Jehovah, was con- spoke to Moses, saying, “Your ser-
sumed. 14 And, behold, you have vants will do as my lord com-
risen up in your fathers’ place, an mands. 26 Our little ones, our
increase of sinful men, to augment wives, our flocks, and all our cattle,
still the fierce anger of Jehovah to- shall be there in the cities of Gilead;
ward Israel. 15 For if you turn away 27 but your servants will pass over,
from after him, he will yet again every man who is armed for war,
leave them in the wilderness; and before Jehovah to battle, as my lord
you will destroy all this people.” says.”
16 And they came near to him, 28 So Moses gave charge concern-
and said, “We will build sheepfolds ing them to Eleazar the priest, and
here for our cattle, and cities for our to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the
little ones: 17 but we ourselves will heads of the fathers’ houses of the
be armed ready to go before the tribes of the children of Israel. 29
children of Israel, until we have And Moses said to them, “If the
brought them to their place: and children of Gad and the children of
our little ones shall dwell in the for- Reuben will pass with you over the
tified cities because of the inhabi- Jordan, every man who is armed to
tants of the land. 18 We will not battle, before Jehovah, and the land
return to our houses, until the chil- shall be subdued before you; then
dren of Israel have inherited every you shall give them the land of
man his inheritance. 19 For we will Gilead for a possession: 30 but if
not inherit with them on the other they will not pass over with you
side of the Jordan, and forward; be- armed, they shall have possessions
cause our inheritance is fallen to us among you in the land of Canaan.”
on this side of the Jordan east- 31 And the children of Gad and the
ward.” children of Reuben answered, say-
20 And Moses said to them, “If ing, “As Jehovah has said to your
you will do this thing, if you will servants, so will we do. 32 We will
arm yourselves to go before Jeho- pass over armed before Jehovah
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into the land of Canaan, and the first month; on the next day after
possession of our inheritance shall the passover the children of Israel
remain with us beyond the Jordan.” went out with a high hand in the
33 And Moses gave to them, even sight of all the Egyptians, 4 while
to the children of Gad, and to the the Egyptians were burying all
children of Reuben, and to the half- their firstborn, whom Jehovah had
tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, struck among them: upon their
the kingdom of Sihon king of the gods also Jehovah executed judg-
Amorites, and the kingdom of Og ments.
king of Bashan, the land, according 5 And the children of Israel jour-
to the cities of it with their borders, neyed from Rameses, and en-
even the cities of the land all camped in Succoth. 6 And they
around. 34 And the children of Gad journeyed from Succoth, and en-
built Dibon, and Ataroth, and camped in Etham, which is in the
Aroer, 35 and Atrothshophan, and edge of the wilderness. 7 And they
Jazer, and Jogbehah, 36 and Beth- journeyed from Etham, and turned
nimrah, and Beth-haran: fortified back to Pi-hahiroth, which is before
cities, and folds for sheep. 37 And Baal-zephon: and they encamped
the children of Reuben built Hesh- before Migdol. 8 And they jour-
bon, and Elealeh, and Kiriathaim, neyed from before Hahiroth, and
38 and Nebo, and Baal-meon, (their passed through the midst of the sea
names being changed,) and into the wilderness: and they went
Sibmah: and they gave other names three days’ journey in the wilder-
to the cities which they built. 39 ness of Etham, and encamped in
And the children of Machir the son Marah. 9 And they journeyed from
of Manasseh went to Gilead, and Marah, and came to Elim: and in
took it, and dispossessed the Amor- Elim were twelve springs of water,
ites who were in it. 40 And Moses and seventy palm trees; and they
gave Gilead to Machir the son of encamped there. 10 And they jour-
Manasseh; and he dwelt in it. 41 neyed from Elim, and encamped by
And Jair the son of Manasseh went the Red Sea. 11 And they journeyed
and took the towns of it, and called from the Red Sea, and encamped in
them Havvoth-jair. 42 And Nobah the wilderness of Sin. 12 And they
went and took Kenath, and the vil- journeyed from the wilderness of
lages of it, and called it Nobah, ac- Sin, and encamped in Dophkah. 13
cording to his own name. And they journeyed from

33 These are the journeys of Dophkah, and encamped in Alush.


the children of Israel, when 14 And they journeyed from Alush,
they went forth out of the land of and encamped in Rephidim, where
Egypt by their armies under the was no water for the people to
hand of Moses and Aaron. 2 And drink. 15 And they journeyed from
Moses wrote their goings out ac- Rephidim, and encamped in the
cording to their journeys by the wilderness of Sinai. 16 And they
commandment of Jehovah: and journeyed from the wilderness of
these are their journeys according Sinai, and encamped in Kibroth-
to their goings out. 3 And they jour- hattaavah. 17 And they journeyed
neyed from Rameses in the first from Kibroth-hattaavah, and en-
month, on the fifteenth day of the camped in Hazeroth. 18 And they
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journeyed from Hazeroth, and en- of Israel had come out of the land of
camped in Rithmah. 19 And they Egypt, in the fifth month, on the
journeyed from Rithmah, and en- first day of the month. 39 And
camped in Rimmon-perez. 20 And Aaron was a hundred and twent-
they journeyed from Rimmon- three years old when he died on
perez, and encamped in Libnah. 21 Mount Hor.
And they journeyed from Libnah, 40 And the Canaanite, the king of
and encamped in Rissah. 22 And Arad, who dwelt in the South in the
they journeyed from Rissah, and land of Canaan, heard of the com-
encamped in Kehelathah. 23 And ing of the children of Israel.
they journeyed from Kehelathah, 41 And they journeyed from
and encamped at Mount Shepher. Mount Hor, and encamped in Zal-
24 And they journeyed from Mount monah. 42 And they journeyed
Shepher, and encamped in from Zalmonah, and encamped in
Haradah. 25 And they journeyed Punon. 43 And they journeyed
from Haradah, and encamped in from Punon, and encamped in
Makheloth. 26 And they journeyed Oboth. 44 And they journeyed from
from Makheloth, and encamped in Oboth, and encamped in Iye-
Tahath. 27 And they journeyed abarim, at the border of Moab. 45
from Tahath, and encamped in And they journeyed from Iyim, and
Terah. 28 And they journeyed from encamped in Dibon-gad. 46 And
Terah, and encamped in Mithkah. they journeyed from Dibon-gad,
29 And they journeyed from and encamped in Almon-diblath-
Mithkah, and encamped in Hash- aim. 47 And they journeyed from
monah. 30 And they journeyed Almon-diblathaim, and encamped
from Hashmonah, and encamped in the mountains of Abarim, before
in Moseroth. 31 And they jour- Nebo. 48 And they journeyed from
neyed from Moseroth, and en- the mountains of Abarim, and en-
camped in Bene-jaakan. 32 And camped in the plains of Moab by
they journeyed from Bene-jaakan, the Jordan at Jericho. 49 And they
and encamped in Hor-haggidgad. encamped by the Jordan, from
33 And they journeyed from Hor- Beth-jeshimoth even to Abel-shit-
haggidgad, and encamped in Jot- tim in the plains of Moab.
bathah. 34 And they journeyed 50 And Jehovah spoke to Moses in
from Jotbathah, and encamped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at
Abronah. 3 And they journeyed Jericho, saying, 51 “Speak to the
from Abronah, and encamped in children of Israel, and say to them,
Ezion-geber. 36 And they jour- ‘When you pass over the Jordan
neyed from Ezion-geber, and en- into the land of Canaan, 52 then
camped in the wilderness of Zin you shall drive out all the inhabi-
(the same is Kadesh). 37 And they tants of the land from before you,
journeyed from Kadesh, and en- and destroy all their figured stones,
camped at Mount Hor, in the edge and destroy all their molten im-
of the land of Edom. ages, and demolish all their high
38 And Aaron the priest went up places: 53 and you shall take pos-
into Mount Hor at the command- session of the land, and dwell in it;
ment of Jehovah, and died there, in for to you have I given the land to
the fortieth year after the children possess it. 54 And you shall inherit
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the land by lot according to your the goings out of the border shall be
families; to the more you shall give at Zedad; 9 and the border shall go
the more inheritance, and to the forth to Ziphron, and the goings
fewer you shall give the less inheri- out of it shall be at Hazar-enan: this
tance: wheresoever the lot falls to shall be your north border.
any man, that shall be his; accord- 10 And you shall mark out your
ing to the tribes of your fathers east border from Hazar-enan to
shall you inherit. 55 But if you will Shepham; 11 and the border shall
not drive out the inhabitants of the go down from Shepham to Riblah,
land from before you, then shall on the east side of Ain; and the bor-
those who you let remain of them der shall go down, and shall reach
be as pricks in your eyes, and as to the side of the Sea of Chinnereth
thorns in your sides, and they shall eastward; 12 and the border shall
vex you in the land in which you go down to the Jordan, and the go-
dwell. 56 And it shall come to pass, ings out of it shall be at the Salt Sea.
that, as I thought to do to them, so This shall be your land according to
will I do to you.’ ” the borders of it all around.’ ”

34 And Jehovah spoke to 13 And Moses commanded the


Moses, saying, 2 “Command children of Israel, saying, “This is
the children of Israel, and say to the land which you shall inherit by
them, ‘When you come into the lot, which Jehovah has commanded
land of Canaan (this is the land that to give to the nine tribes, and to the
shall fall to you for an inheritance, half-tribe; 14 for the tribe of the
even the land of Canaan according children of Reuben according to
to the borders of it), 3 then your their fathers’ houses, and the tribe
south quarter shall be from the of the children of Gad according to
wilderness of Zin along by the side their fathers’ houses, have received,
of Edom, and your south border and the half-tribe of Manasseh have
shall be from the end of the Salt Sea received, their inheritance: 15 the
eastward; 4 and your border shall two tribes and the half-tribe have
turn about southward of the ascent received their inheritance beyond
of Akrabbim, and pass along to Zin; the Jordan at Jericho eastward, to-
and the goings out of it shall be ward the sunrise.”
southward of Kadesh-barnea; and 16 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
it shall go forth to Hazar-addar, and saying, 17 “These are the names of
pass along to Azmon; 5 and the bor- the men who shall divide the land
der shall turn from Azmon to the to you for inheritance: Eleazar the
brook of Egypt, and the goings out priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
of it shall be at the sea. 18 And you shall take one prince of
6 And for the western border, you every tribe, to divide the land for
shall have the great sea and the bor- inheritance. 19 And these are the
der of it: this shall be your west bor- names of the men: Of the tribe of Ju-
der. dah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 20
7 And this shall be your north And of the tribe of the children of
border: from the Great Sea you Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammi-
shall mark out for you Mount Hor; hud. 21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, El-
8 from Mount Hor you shall mark idad the son of Chislon. 22 And of
out to the entrance of Hamath; and the tribe of the children of Dan a
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prince, Bukki the son of Jogli. 23 Of manslayer to flee to: and besides
the children of Joseph: of the tribe them you shall give forty-two
of the children of Manasseh a cities. 7 All the cities which you
prince, Hanniel the son of Ephod. shall give to the Levites shall be
24 And of the tribe of the children fort-eight cities; them shall you give
of Ephraim a prince, Kemuel the with their outskirts. 8 And concern-
son of Shiphtan. 25 And of the tribe ing the cities which you shall give
of the children of Zebulun a prince, of the possession of the children of
Elizaphan the son of Parnach. 26 Israel, from the many you shall take
And of the tribe of the children of many; and from the few you shall
Issachar a prince, Paltiel the son of take few: every one according to his
Azzan. 27 And of the tribe of the inheritance which he inherits shall
children of Asher a prince, Ahihud give of his cities to the Levites.”
the son of Shelomi. 28 And of the 9 And Jehovah spoke to Moses,
tribe of the children of Naphtali a saying, 10 “Speak to the children of
prince, Pedahel the son of Ammi- Israel, and say to them, “When you
hud.” 29 These are those whom Je- pass over the Jordan into the land
hovah commanded to divide the of Canaan, 11 then you shall ap-
inheritance to the children of Israel point cities to be cities of refuge for
in the land of Canaan. you, that the manslayer who kills

35 And Jehovah spoke to any person unwittingly may flee


Moses in the plains of Moab there. 12 And the cities shall be to
by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, 2 you for refuge from the avenger,
“Command the children of Israel, that the manslayer does not die, un-
that they give to the Levites of the til he stands before the congrega-
inheritance of their possession tion for judgment. 13 And the cities
cities to dwell in; and outskirts for which you shall give shall be for
the cities around them shall you you six cities of refuge. 14 You shall
give to the Levites. 3 And the cities give three cities beyond the Jordan,
shall they have to dwell in; and and three cities shall you give in the
their outskirts shall be for their cat- land of Canaan; they shall be cities
tle, and for their substance, and for of refuge. 15 For the children of Is-
all their beasts. 4 And the outskirts rael, and for the stranger and for
of the cities, which you shall give to the sojourner among them, shall
the Levites, shall be from the wall these six cities be for refuge; that
of the city and outward a thousand every one who kills any person un-
cubits all around. 5 And you shall wittingly may flee there.
measure outside the city for the east 16 But if he struck him with an in-
side two thousand cubits, and for strument of iron, so that he died, he
the south side two thousand cubits, is a murderer: the murderer shall
and for the west side two thousand surely be put to death. 17 And if he
cubits, and for the north side two struck him with a stone in the hand,
thousand cubits, the city being in by which a man may die, and he
the midst. This shall be to them the died, he is a murderer: the mur-
outskirts of the cities. 6 And the derer shall surely be put to death.
cities which you shall give to the 18 Or if he struck him with a
Levites, they shall be the six cities of weapon of wood in the hand, by
refuge, which you shall give for the which a man may die, and he died,
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he is a murderer: the murderer shall throughout your generations in all
surely be put to death. 19 The your dwellings. 30 Whoever kills
avenger of blood shall himself put any person, the murderer shall be
the murderer to death: when he slain at the mouth of witnesses: but
meets him, he shall put him to one witness shall not testify against
death. 20 And if he thrust him from any person that he dies. 31 More-
hatred, or hurled at him, lying in over you shall take no ransom for
wait, so that he died, 21 or in en- the life of a murderer, who is guilty
mity struck him with his hand, so of death; but he shall surely be put
that he died; he who struck him to death. 32 And you shall take no
shall surely be put to death; he is a ransom for him who has fled to his
murderer: the avenger of blood city of refuge, that he may come
shall put the murderer to death, again to dwell in the land, until the
when he meets him. death of the priest. 33 So you shall
22 But if he thrusts him suddenly not pollute the land in which you
without enmity, or hurled upon are: for blood, it pollutes the land;
him anything without lying in wait, and no expiation can be made for
23 or with any stone, by which a the land for the blood that is shed in
man may die, not seeing him, and it, but by the blood of him who
casts it upon him, so that he died, shed it. 34 And you shall not defile
and he was not his enemy, neither the land which you inhabit, in the
sought his harm; 24 then the con- midst of which I dwell: for I, Jeho-
gregation shall judge between the vah, dwell in the midst of the chil-
striker and the avenger of blood ac- dren of Israel.”
cording to these ordinances; 25 and
the congregation shall deliver the 36 And the heads of the fa-
thers’ houses of the family of
manslayer out of the hand of the the children of Gilead, the son of
avenger of blood, and the congre- Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the
gation shall restore him to his city families of the sons of Joseph, came
of refuge, to which he had fled: and near, and spoke before Moses, and
he shall dwell in it until the death of before the princes, the heads of the
the high priest, who was anointed fathers’ houses of the children of Is-
with the holy oil. 26 But if the rael: 2 and they said, “Jehovah com-
manslayer shall at any time go be- manded my lord to give the land
yond the border of his city of for inheritance by lot to the children
refuge, to which he flees, 27 and the of Israel: and my lord was com-
avenger of blood finds him outside manded by Jehovah to give the in-
the border of his city of refuge, and heritance of Zelophehad our
the avenger of blood slay the brother to his daughters. 3 And if
manslayer; he shall not be guilty of they are married to any of the sons
blood, 28 because he should have of the other tribes of the children of
remained in his city of refuge until Israel, then will their inheritance be
the death of the high priest: but af- taken away from the inheritance of
ter the death of the high priest the our fathers, and will be added to
manslayer shall return into the land the inheritance of the tribe to which
of his possession. they shall belong: so will it be taken
29 And these things shall be for a away from the lot of our inheri-
statute and ordinance to you tance. 4 And when the jubilee of the
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children of Israel shall be, then will her father, that the children of Israel
their inheritance be added to the in- may possess every man the inheri-
heritance of the tribe to which they tance of his fathers. 9 So shall no in-
shall belong: so will their inheri- heritance remove from one tribe to
tance be taken away from the inher- another tribe; for the tribes of the
itance of the tribe of our fathers.” children of Israel shall cleave every
5 And Moses commanded the one to his own inheritance.’ ”
children of Israel according to the 10 Even as Jehovah commanded
word of Jehovah, saying, “The tribe Moses, so did the daughters of
of the sons of Joseph speaks right. 6 Zelophehad: 11 for Mahlah, Tirzah,
This is the thing which Jehovah and Hoglah, and Milcah, and
commands concerning the daugh- Noah, the daughters of
ters of Zelophehad, saying, ‘Let Zelophedad, were married to their
them be married to whom they father’s brothers’ sons. 12 They
think best; only into the family of were married into the families of
the tribe of their father shall they be the sons of Manasseh the son of
married. 7 So shall no inheritance of Joseph; and their inheritance re-
the children of Israel remove from mained in the tribe of the family of
tribe to tribe; for the children of Is- their father.
rael shall cleave every one to the in- 13 These are the commandments
heritance of the tribe of his fathers. and the ordinances which Jehovah
8 And every daughter, who pos- commanded by Moses to the chil-
sesses an inheritance in any tribe of dren of Israel in the plains of Moab
the children of Israel, shall be wife by the Jordan at Jericho.
to one of the family of the tribe of

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THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES,


COMMONLY CALLED

DEUTER O N O MY

1 These are the words which saying, ‘I am not able to bear you
Moses spoke to all Israel beyond myself alone: 10 Jehovah your God
the Jordan in the wilderness, in the has multiplied you, and, behold,
Arabah opposite Suph, between you are this day as the stars of
Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and heaven for multitude. 11 Jehovah,
Hazeroth, and Di-zahab. 2 It is the God of your fathers, make you
eleven days’ journey from Horeb by a thousand times as many as you
the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh- are, and bless you, as he has
barnea. 3 And it came to pass in the promised you! 12 How can I myself
fortieth year, in the eleventh month, alone bear your load, and your bur-
on the first day of the month, that den, and your strife? 13 Take you
Moses spoke to the children of Is- wise men, and understanding, and
rael, according to all that Jehovah known, according to your tribes,
had given him in commandment to and I will make them heads over
them; 4 after he had struck Sihon you.’ 14 And you answered me,
the king of the Amorites, who and said, ‘The thing which you
dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king have spoken is good for us to do.’ 15
of Bashan, who dwelt in Ashtaroth, So I took the heads of your tribes,
at Edrei. 5 Beyond the Jordan, in the wise men, and known, and made
land of Moab, began Moses to de- them heads over you, captains of
clare this law, saying, 6 “Jehovah thousands, and captains of hun-
our God spoke to us in Horeb, say- dreds, and captains of fifties, and
ing, ‘You have dwelt long enough captains of tens, and officers, ac-
at this mountain: 7 turn, and take cording to your tribes. 16 And I
your journey, and go to the hill charged your judges at that time,
country of the Amorites, and to all saying, ‘Hear the causes between
the places near to it, in the Arabah, in your brethren, and judge righ-
the hill country, and in the lowland, teously between a man and his
and in the South, and by the brother, and the sojourner who is
seashore, the land of the Canaan- with him. 17 You shall not respect
ites, and Lebanon, as far as the persons in judgment; you shall hear
great river, the river Euphrates. 8 the small and the great alike; you
Behold, I have set the land before shall not be afraid of the face of
you: go in and possess the land man; for the judgment is God’s: and
which Jehovah swore to your fa- the cause that is too hard for you
thers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to you shall bring to me, and I will
Jacob, to give to them and to their hear it.’ 18 And I commanded you
seed after them.’ at that time all the things which you
9 And I spoke to you at that time, should do.
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19 And we journeyed from Horeb, Then I said to you, ‘Do not dread,
and went through all that great and neither be afraid of them. 30 Jeho-
terrible wildernessTHEwhich you saw,
FIFTH BOOKvahOFyourMOSES,
God who goes before you,
by the way to the hill country of the he will fight for you, according to
Amorites, as Jehovah our God COMMONLY
com- all CALLED
that he did for you in Egypt be-
manded us; and we came to fore your eyes, 31 and in the wilder-
Kadesh-barnea. 20 And DEUTERO NO
I said to ness, MYyou have seen how
where
you, ‘you have come to the hill Jehovah your God bore you, as a
country of the Amorites, which Je- man bears his son, in all the way
hovah our God gives to us. 21 Be- that you went, until you came to
hold, Jehovah your God has set the this place.’ 32 Yet in this thing you
land before you: go up, take posses- did not believe Jehovah your God,
sion, as Jehovah, the God of your 33 who went before you in the way,
fathers, has spoken to you; do not to seek you out a place to pitch your
fear, neither be dismayed.’ 22 And tents in, in fire by night, to show
you came near to me every one of you by what way you should go,
you, and said, ‘Let us send men be- and in the cloud by day.
fore us, that they may search the 34 And Jehovah heard the voice of
land for us, and bring us word your words, and was angry, and
again of the way by which we must swore, saying, 35 ‘Surely shall not
go up, and the cities to which we one of these men of this evil gener-
shall come.’ 23 And the thing ation see the good land, which I
pleased me well; and I took twelve swore to give to your fathers, 36 ex-
men of you, one man for every cept Caleb the son of Jephunneh: he
tribe: 24 and they turned and went shall see it; and to him I will give
up into the hill country, and came the land that he has trodden upon,
to the valley of Eshcol, and spied it and to his children, because he has
out. 25 And they took of the fruit of wholly followed Jehovah.’ 37 Also
the land in their hands, and Jehovah was angry with me for
brought it down to us, and brought your sakes, saying, ‘You also shall
us word again, and said, ‘It is a not go in there: 38 Joshua the son of
good land which Jehovah our God Nun, who stands before you, he
gives to us.’ shall go in there: encourage him; for
26 Yet you would not go up, but he shall cause Israel to inherit it.’ 39
rebelled against the commandment Moreover your little ones, that you
of Jehovah your God: 27 and you said should be a prey, and your
murmured in your tents, and said, children, that this day have no
‘Because Jehovah hated us, he has knowledge of good or evil, they
brought us forth out of the land of shall go in there, and to them I will
Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of give it, and they shall possess it. 40
the Amorites, to destroy us. 28 But as for you, turn, and take your
Where are we going up? our journey into the wilderness by the
brethren have made our heart to way to the Red Sea.’
melt, saying, “The people are 41 Then you answered and said to
greater and taller than we; the cities me, ‘We have sinned against Jeho-
are great and fortified up to heaven; vah, we will go up and fight, ac-
and moreover we have seen the cording to all that Jehovah our God
sons of the Anakim there.” ’ 29 commanded us.’ And you girded
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on every man his weapons of war, through this great wilderness: these
and were forward to go up into the forty years Jehovah your God has
hill country. 42 And Jehovah said to been with you; you have lacked
me, ‘Say to them, “Do not go up, nothing.” ’ 8 So we passed by from
neither fight; for I am not among our brethren the children of Esau,
you; lest you be struck before your who dwell in Seir, from the way of
enemies.” ’ 43 So I spoke to you, the Arabah from Elath and from
and you did not listen; but you re- Ezion-geber.
belled against the commandment And we turned and passed by the
of Jehovah, and were presumptu- way of the wilderness of Moab. 9
ous, and went up into the hill coun- And Jehovah said to me, ‘Do not
try. 44 And the Amorites, who distress Moab, neither contend
dwelt in that hill country, came out with them in battle; for I will not
against you, and chased you, as give you of his land for a posses-
bees do, and beat you down in Seir, sion; because I have given Ar to the
even to Hormah. 45 And you re- children of Lot for a possession.’ ”
turned and wept before Jehovah; 10 (The Emim dwelt there in former
but Jehovah did not listen to your times, a people great, and many,
voice, nor gave ear to you. 46 So and tall, as the Anakim: 11 these
you remained in Kadesh many also are accounted Rephaim, as the
days, according to the days that Anakim; but the Moabites call them
you remained there. Emim. 12 The Horites also dwelt in

2 Then we turned, and took our Seir in former times, but the chil-
journey into the wilderness by dren of Esau succeeded them; and
the way to the Red Sea, as Jehovah they destroyed them from before
spoke to me; and we went around them, and dwelt in their place; as
Mount Seir many days. 2 And Jeho- Israel did to the land of his posses-
vah spoke to me, saying, 3 ‘You sion, which Jehovah gave to them).
have gone around this mountain 13 Now rise up, and get over the
long enough: turn northward. 4 brook Zered.’ And we went over
And command the people, saying, the brook Zered. 14 And the days in
“You are to pass through the border which we came from Kadesh-
of your brethren the children of barnea, until we had come over the
Esau, who dwell in Seir; and they brook Zered, were thirty-eight
will be afraid of you. Take good years; until all the generation of the
heed to yourselves therefore; 5 do men of war were consumed from
not contend with them; for I will the midst of the camp, as Jehovah
not give you of their land, no, not so swore to them. 15 Moreover the
much as for the sole of the foot to hand of Jehovah was against them,
tread on; because I have given to destroy them from the midst of
Mount Seir to Esau for a posses- the camp, until they were con-
sion. 6 You shall purchase food sumed.
from them for money, that you may 16 So it came to pass, when all the
eat; and you shall also buy water men of war were consumed and
from them for money, that you may dead from among the people, 17
drink. 7 For Jehovah your God has that Jehovah spoke to me, saying,
blessed you in all the work of your 18 ‘You are this day to pass over Ar,
hand; he has known your walking the border of Moab: 19 and when
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you come near opposite the chil- the children of Esau who dwell in
dren of Ammon, do not distress Seir, and the Moabites who dwell in
them, nor contend with them; for I Ar, did to me; until I shall pass over
will not give you of the land of the the Jordan into the land which Je-
children of Ammon for a posses- hovah our God gives us.’ 30 But Si-
sion; because I have given it to the hon king of Heshbon would not let
children of Lot for a possession. 20 us pass by him; for Jehovah your
(That also is accounted a land of God hardened his spirit, and made
Rephaim: Rephaim dwelt there in his heart obstinate, that he might
former times; but the Ammonites deliver him into your hand, as at
call them Zamzummim, 21 a people this day. 31 And Jehovah said to
great, and many, and tall, as the me, ‘Behold, I have begun to de-
Anakim; but Jehovah destroyed liver up Sihon and his land before
them before them; and they suc- you: begin to possess, that you may
ceeded them, and dwelt in their inherit his land.’ 32 Then Sihon
place; 22 as he did for the children came out against us, he and all his
of Esau, who dwell in Seir, when he people, to battle at Jahaz. 33 And Je-
destroyed the Horites from before hovah our God delivered him up
them; and they succeeded them, before us; and we struck him, and
and dwelt in their place even to this his sons, and all his people. 34 And
day: 23 And the Avvim, who dwelt we took all his cities at that time,
in villages as far as Gaza, the Caph- and utterly destroyed every inhab-
torim, who came forth out of Caph- ited city, with the women and the
tor, destroyed them, and dwelt in little ones; we left none remaining:
their place.) 24 Rise up, take your 35 only the cattle we took for a
journey, and pass over the valley of plunder to ourselves, with the spoil
the Arnon: behold, I have given of the cities which we had taken. 36
into your hand Sihon the Amorite, From Aroer, which is on the edge of
king of Heshbon, and his land; be- the valley of the Arnon, and from
gin to possess it, and contend with the city that is in the valley, even to
him in battle. 25 This day I will be- Gilead, there was not a city too high
gin to put the dread of you and the for us; Jehovah our God delivered
fear of you upon the peoples who up all before us: 37 only to the land
are under the whole heaven, who of the children of Ammon you did
shall hear the report of you, and not come near; all the side of the
shall tremble, and be in anguish be- river Jabbok, and the cities of the
cause of you.’ hill country, and wheresoever Jeho-
26 And I sent messengers out of vah our God forbid us.
the wilderness of Kedemoth to Si-
hon king of Heshbon with words of 3 Then we turned, and went up
the way to Bashan: and Og the
peace, saying, 27 ‘Let me pass king of Bashan came out against us,
through your land: I will go along he and all his people, to battle at
by the highway, I will turn neither Edrei. 2 And Jehovah said to me,
to the right hand nor to the left. 28 ‘Do not fear him; for I have deliv-
You shall sell me food for money, ered him, and all his people, and
that I may eat; and give me water his land, into your hand; and you
for money, that I may drink: only let shall do to him as you did to Sihon
me pass through on my feet; 29 as king of the Amorites, who dwelt at
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Heshbon.’ 3 So Jehovah our God (The same is called the land of
delivered into our hand Og also, Rephaim. 14 Jair the son of Man-
the king of Bashan, and all his peo- asseh took all the region of Argob,
ple: and we struck him until none to the border of the Geshurites and
was left to him remaining. 4 And the Maacathites, and called them,
we took all his cities at that time; even Bashan, after his own name,
there was not a city which we did Havvoth-jair, to this day.) 15 And I
not take from them; sixty cities, all gave Gilead to Machir. 16 And to
the region of Argob, the kingdom of the Reubenites and to the Gadites I
Og in Bashan. 5 All these were cities gave from Gilead even to the valley
fortified with high walls, gates, and of the Arnon, the middle of the val-
bars; besides the unwalled towns a ley, and the border of it, even to the
great many. 6 And we utterly de- river Jabbok, which is the border of
stroyed them, as we did to Sihon the children of Ammon; 17 the
king of Heshbon, utterly destroying Arabah also, and the Jordan and the
every inhabited city, with the border of it, from Chinnereth even
women and the little ones. 7 But all to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt
the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah
we took for a plunder to ourselves. eastward.
8 And we took the land at that time 18 And I commanded you at that
out of the hand of the two kings of time, saying, ‘Jehovah your God
the Amorites who were beyond the has given you this land to possess
Jordan, from the valley of the it: you shall pass over armed before
Arnon to Mount Hermon; 9 (which your brethren the children of Israel,
Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, all the men of valor. 19 But your
and the Amorites call it Senir); 10 wives, and your little ones, and
all the cities of the plain, and all your cattle, (I know that you have
Gilead, and all Bashan, to Salecah much cattle), shall remain in your
and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of cities which I have given you, 20
Og in Bashan. 11 (For only Og king until Jehovah gives rest to your
of Bashan remained of the remnant brethren, as to you, and they also
of the Rephaim; behold, his bed- possess the land which Jehovah
stead was a bedstead of iron; is it your God gives them beyond the
not in Rabbah of the children of Jordan: then shall you return every
Ammon? nine cubits was the man to his possession, which I have
length of it, and four cubits the given you.’ 21 And I commanded
breadth of it, after the cubit of a Joshua at that time, saying, ‘Your
man.) eyes have seen all that Jehovah
12 And this land we took in pos- your God has done to these two
session at that time: from Aroer, kings: so shall Jehovah do to all the
which is by the valley of the Arnon, kingdoms where you go over. 22
and half the hill country of Gilead, You shall not fear them; for Jehovah
and the cities of it, I gave to the your God, it is he who fights for
Reubenites and to the Gadites: 13 you.’
and the rest of Gilead, and all 23 And I beseeched Jehovah at
Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave that time, saying, 24 ‘O Lord Jeho-
to the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the vah, you have begun to show your
region of Argob, even all Bashan. servant your greatness, and your
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strong hand: for what god is there therefore and do them; for this is
in heaven or in earth, that can do your wisdom and your under-
according to your works, and ac- standing in the sight of the peoples,
cording to your mighty acts? 25 Let that shall hear all these statutes,
me go over, I pray, and see the good and say, ‘Surely this great nation is
land that is beyond the Jordan, that a wise and understanding people.’
good mountain, and Lebanon.’ 26 7 For what great nation is there,
But Jehovah was angry with me for that has a god so near to them, as
your sakes, and did not listen to Jehovah our God is whensoever we
me; and Jehovah said to me, ‘Let it call upon him? 8 And what great
suffice you; speak no more to me of nation is there, that has statutes and
this matter. 27 Get up to the top of ordinances so righteous as all this
Pisgah, and lift up your eyes west- law, which I set before you this
ward, and northward, and south- day?
ward, and eastward, and behold 9 Only take heed to yourself, and
with your eyes: for you shall not go keep your soul diligently, lest you
over this Jordan. 28 But charge forget the things which your eyes
Joshua, and encourage him, and saw, and lest they depart from your
strengthen him; for he shall go over heart all the days of your life; but
before this people, and he shall make them known to your children
cause them to inherit the land and your children’s children; 10 the
which you shall see.’ 29 So we re- day that you stood before Jehovah
mained in the valley opposite Beth- your God in Horeb, when Jehovah
peor. said to me, ‘Assemble the people,

4 And now, O Israel, listen to and I will make them hear my


the statutes and to the ordi- words, that they may learn to fear
nances, which I teach you, to do me all the days that they live on the
them; that you may live, and go in earth, and that they may teach their
and possess the land which Jeho- children.’ 11 And you came near
vah, the God of your fathers, gives and stood under the mountain; and
you. 2 You shall not add to the the mountain burned with fire to
word which I command you, nei- the heart of heaven, with darkness,
ther shall you diminish from it, that cloud, and thick darkness. 12 And
you may keep the commandments Jehovah spoke to you out of the
of Jehovah your God which I com- midst of the fire: you heard the
mand you. 3 Your eyes have seen voice of words, but you saw no
what Jehovah did because of Baal- form; only you heard a voice. 13 And
peor; for all the men who followed he declared to you his covenant,
Baal-peor, Jehovah your God has which he commanded you to per-
destroyed them from the midst of form, even the ten commandments;
you. 4 But you who cleaved to Jeho- and he wrote them on two tables of
vah your God are alive every one of stone. 14 And Jehovah commanded
you this day. 5 Behold, I have me at that time to teach you statutes
taught you statutes and ordinances, and ordinances, that you might do
even as Jehovah my God com- them in the land to which you go
manded me, that you should do so over to possess it.
in the midst of the land to which 15 Take therefore good heed to
you go in to possess it. 6 Keep yourselves; for you saw no manner
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of form on the day that Jehovah God, to provoke him to anger; 26 I
spoke to you in Horeb out of the call heaven and earth to witness
midst of the fire; 16 lest you corrupt against you this day, that you shall
yourselves, and make a graven im- soon utterly perish from off the
age in the form of any figure, the land to which you go over the Jor-
likeness of male or female, 17 the dan to possess it; you shall not pro-
likeness of any beast that is on the long your days upon it, but shall
earth, the likeness of any winged utterly be destroyed. 27 And Jeho-
bird that flies in the heavens, 18 the vah will scatter you among the peo-
likeness of anything that creeps on ples, and you shall be left few in
the ground, the likeness of any fish number among the nations, to
that is in the water under the earth; which Jehovah shall lead you away.
19 and lest you lift up your eyes to 28 And there you shall serve gods,
heaven, and when you see the sun the work of men’s hands, wood and
and the moon and the stars, even all stone, which neither see, nor hear,
the host of heaven, you be drawn nor eat, nor smell. 29 But from there
away and worship them, and serve you shall seek Jehovah your God,
them, which Jehovah your God has and you shall find him, when you
allotted to all the peoples under the search after him with all your heart
whole heaven. 20 But Jehovah has and with all your soul. 30 When
taken you, and brought you forth you are in tribulation, and all these
out of the iron furnace, out of things come upon you, in the latter
Egypt, to be to him a people of in- days you shall return to Jehovah
heritance, as at this day. 21 Further- your God, and listen to his voice: 31
more Jehovah was angry with me for Jehovah your God is a merciful
for your sakes, and swore that I God; he will not fail you, neither
should not go over the Jordan, and destroy you, nor forget the
that I should not go in to that good covenant of your fathers which he
land, which Jehovah your God swore to them.
gives you for an inheritance: 22 but 32 For ask now of the days that
I must die in this land, I must not go are past, which were before you,
over the Jordan; but you shall go since the day that God created man
over, and possess that good land. 23 on the earth, and from the one end
Take heed to yourselves, lest you of heaven to the other, whether
forget the covenant of Jehovah your there has been any such thing as this
God, which he made with you, and great thing is, or has been heard
make a graven image in the form of like it? 33 Did ever a people hear
anything which Jehovah your God the voice of God speaking out of the
has forbidden you. 24 For Jehovah midst of the fire, as you have heard,
your God is a devouring fire, a jeal- and live? 34 Or has God attempted
ous God. to go and take him a nation from
25 When you shall beget children, the midst of another nation, by tri-
and children’s children, and you als, by signs, and by wonders, and
shall have been long in the land, by war, and by a mighty hand, and
and shall corrupt yourselves, and by an outstretched arm, and by
make a graven image in the form of great terrors, according to all that
anything, and shall do that which is Jehovah your God did for you in
evil in the sight of Jehovah your Egypt before your eyes? 35 To you
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it was shown, that you might know peor, in the land of Sihon king of
that Jehovah he is God; there is the Amorites, who dwelt at Hesh-
none else besides him. 36 Out of bon, whom Moses and the children
heaven he made you to hear his of Israel struck, when they came
voice, that he might instruct you: forth out of Egypt. 47 And they
and on earth he made you to see his took his land in possession, and the
great fire; and you heard his words land of Og king of Bashan, the two
out of the midst of the fire. 37 And kings of the Amorites, who were
because he loved your fathers, beyond the Jordan toward the sun-
therefore he chose their seed after rising; 48 from Aroer, which is on
them, and brought you out with his the edge of the valley of the Arnon,
presence, with his great power, out even to Mount Sion (the same is
of Egypt; 38 to drive out nations Hermon), 49 and all the Arabah be-
from before you greater and might- yond the Jordan eastward, even to
ier than you, to bring you in, to give the sea of the Arabah, under the
you their land for an inheritance, as slopes of Pisgah.
at this day. 39 Know therefore this
day, and lay it to your heart, that Je-5 And Moses called to all Israel,