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Hebraic

Roots
Bible
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Congregation of YHWH, Jerusalem


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Hebraic Roots Bible
Old Testament New Testament
• Genesis pg 8 • Matthew pg 1168
• Exodus pg 80 • Mark pg 1213
• Leviticus pg 138 • Luke pg 1242
• Numbers pg 181 • John pg 1291
• Deuteronomy pg 242 • Acts pg 1328
• Joshua pg 292 • Jacob pg 1375
• Judges pg 326 • 1 Peter pg 1380
• 1 Samuel pg 360 • 2 Peter pg 1385
• 2 Samuel pg 405 • 1 John pg 1389
• 1 Kings pg 444 • 2 John pg 1394
• 2 Kings pg 489 • 3 John pg 1395
• Isaiah pg 532 • Jude pg 1396
• Jeremiah pg 600 • Hebrews pg 1398
• Ezekiel pg 679 • Romans pg 1413
• Daniel pg 750 • 1 Corinthians pg 1432
• Hosea pg 773 • 2 Corinthians pg 1450
• Joel pg 783 • Galatians pg 1462
• Amos pg 787 • Ephesians pg 1469
• Obadiah pg 795 • Philippians pg 1476
• Jonah pg 797 • Colossians pg 1481
• Micah pg 800 • 1 Thessalonians pg 1486
• Nahum pg 806 • 2 Thessalonians pg 1490
• Habakkuk pg 809 • 1 Timothy pg 1493
• Zephaniah pg 812 • 2 Timothy pg 1498
• Haggai pg 815 • Titus pg 1502
• Zechariah pg 818 • Philemon pg 1504
• Malachi pg 830 • Revelation pg 1505
• Psalms pg 834
• Proverbs pg 929
• Job pg 961
• Song of Sol pg 999
• Ruth pg 1005
• Lamentations pg 1010
• Ecclesiastes pg 1017
• Esther pg 1028
• Ezra pg 1039
• Nehemiah pg 1054
• 1 Chronicles pg 1075
• 2 Chronicles pg 1117
Introduction

Since I started my international humanitarian mission work ten years ago, it


became apparent to me that many bible translations are flawed at best, or
absolutely corrupted at worst. As African Brethren would read to me the
scriptures that were written in their native tongue, I found it difficult to believe
biblical scholars could be so deficient when translating the written word into the
vernacular of these peoples.

I will say upfront that I am neither a Hebrew or Aramaic scholar, and don’t
claim to be one. I have lived in the land of Israel for at least half of the year over
the last decade, and have been a true covenant believer in Yahshua Messiah for
over 25 years and also have been a Pastor and teacher of the word for more than
14 years. I will also publicly state that I am firmly convinced that it was the Holy
Spirit’s inspiration and not the intellectual knowledge of myself that has put this
Hebraic Roots Bible together. I have fervently prayed and asked our Heavenly
Father for guidance throughout the year and a half that I have been working on
this project. I can also tell you that many times while doing this work I felt
Yahweh’s spirit directing and guiding me to the finished work of this translation.
This work is to the glory of Yahweh for the end time remnant to have the closest
manuscript possible to the original scriptures that were inspired for the
Congregations of Yahweh.

Eventually I conceded that it was not in ignorance that most bible translations
have many flaws. Since the invention of the printing press and the Protestant
Reformation when the Holy Scriptures were translated from the original Hebrew
and Aramaic languages respectively, translators in almost every case have used
an anti-Torah and anti-Hebrew premise during the production of their particular
translation works.

I have studied and perceived that some translations are third and forth
generations away from the original language. Each translation strays farther
from the original text and becomes watered down and more distant from the
truth.

It is very clear from the historical, archeological and biblical evidence in the
world today that the original Tanach, known to many as the Old Testament was
indeed first written in the ancient Paleo Hebrew language.

It is also proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the New Testament was not
originally written in Greek, but was written in Aramaic (the every day spoken
language of our Savior Yahshua) and later translated into Greek.

It is not the purpose of this manuscript to try to prove this fact with countless
details and examples to the skeptic, but to simply put the original Hebrew and
Aramaic manuscripts together for the true body of Messiah. (This is another
prophetic point of “all things being restored” in the last days.) The following are
a few examples:

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The New Testament is filled with Aramaic words such as Talithaqumi in Mark
5:41, and Corban in Mark 7:11, or Ephatha in Mark 7:34 as well as many other
places. What is most interesting is that in the Greek manuscripts where these
Aramaic words are, it states directly after the Aramaic phrase the words “which is
being translated as”. What is quite striking is you never see these words in the
original Peshitta Aramaic New Testament manuscripts. So which came first the
Greek or the Aramaic? The answer is self evident by the manuscript that is clearly
identifying itself as the translation.

Also, there are several instances in the translated Greek manuscript where the
translator transliterated an Aramaic phrase into the Greek copy, with a
transliterated word that does not exist in the Greek language. One such example
is in Mark 3:17 where Yahshua has nicknamed two of His apostles as B’nai
Ragshee, which in English means sons of thunder, but this phrase is
transliterated into the Greek as Boanerges, which is not a word or phrase in
Greek. So very clearly, when you do a scientific primacy test, as scholars have
done, in every case the Aramaic Peshitta manuscript comes out as the original
over the Greek and other Aramaic manuscripts.

This is not to say that the Greek Textus Receptus manuscript on which the King
James Bible is translated is a flawed or ingenuous translation. On the contrary, I
believe that the Greek Textus Receptus is generally a very good translation from
the original Aramaic Peshitta, but as in any translated work, there are mistakes
and things that were missed in the translation from one language to another.

When putting together this Hebraic Roots Bible, I took the Peshitta text for the
New Testament and its translation by several predominant scholars, such as
George Lamsa, James Murdock, Paul Yonan, and compared passages from both
the Khabouris Codex, and from Gabriel Roth’s Ruach Qadim book. In checking
with these various Aramaic translations of the Peshitta text, I also closely
compared them to the Greek translation and prayerfully tried to give a literal
translation of what the original intent was of each books writer from the original
language and circumstances. I do believe that the Greek translation helped much
in this regard.

You will be much surprised to find that contrary to the translations of most
Greek manuscripts today, the original Aramaic manuscripts do NOT have an
anti-Torah (law) bias, and clearly show that not only did our Savior Yahshua
uphold the Torah perfectly, but that the Torah was also a prerequisite for His
disciples that followed after Him.

You will also notice something most striking in this translation that has never
been done before. Close to 100 times in the Tanach (Old Testament) you find the
personal name of our Savior Yahshua personified in the Holy Scriptures and yet
because most translators do not recognize the true Hebrew name of our Savior
Yahshua, they do not translate these references about our Messiah into the
English language.

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In Hebrew every word goes back to a two or three letter root word, and originally
Hebrew was actually 22 pictures or characters and not letters to which it later
developed. The root letters in Hebrew of our Saviors name, Yahshua, is Yod,
Shin, Ayin. In the Hebrew language according to whether a word is a verb or
noun or adjective, it reflects in the grammatical structure of the root word with
the proper prefix or suffix added to show what form the word is in the sentence.

I find it most amazing though that whether the root word Yod, Shin, Ayin, is in
the noun form or verb form, adjective form, or even at times as the personal
pronoun “He” , it still always means the same as our savior’s name Yahshua,
which is “salvation’. So I have translated the root word Yod, Shin, Ayin, as I
believe it was intended, in the personal name of our Savior Yahshua. Since I know
that some others may differ, I have marked each one of these references with a *,
so as to let the reader know each time one of these occurrences appears.

The fact that these references in the Tanach are clearly inspired by the Holy
Spirit and are indeed references about Yahshua Messiah can easily be seen by the
following scripture comparison.

Isa 49:6 And He said, It is too little that You should be My servant to raise
up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I
will also give You, my Yahshua* (salvation), to be for a light of the
nations, to the end of the earth.

Luk 2: 26 And it happened to him, having been divinely instructed by the


Holy Spirit, he was not to see death before he would see the Messiah
of Yahweh. 27 And by the Spirit he came into the sanctuary. And as
the parents were bringing in the child Yahshua for them to do
according to the custom of the Torah concerning Him, 28 even
Simeon received Him into his arms. And he blessed Yahweh and said,
29 “Now dismiss your servant in peace, Adonai, according to your
word. 30 because my eyes saw Your Salvation (Yahshua),

Luk 3: 5 All the valleys will be filled and all the mountains and heights will
be leveled. And the rough will become smooth, and the difficult land
a plain 6 “ and all flesh shall see the salvation of Yahweh." (Isaiah
40:3-5)

Now can anyone deny that the salvation that was seen by Simeon in verse 30 of
Luke the second chapter and Luke 3:5 is indeed referring directly to Yahshua?
And if that is the case than I believe I can just as strongly argue that the
somewhat 100 references to Yahshua in the Old Testament also do indeed most
certainly personally infer to Him, even when the grammatical form may be a verb
or adjective, as Yahshua is all living and created all things and is all things.

I would also like to say that although I do believe the Hebrew Masoretic text of
the Tanach or Old Covenant is indeed the oldest and overall most reliable source

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of scripture that we have, I also want to caution that the lying pen of the scribes
has not kept the Masoretic text without fault.

There has been several areas where the translators of the Masoretic text
purposely changed scripture to fit their own theology. So what I did was to check
and reference each discrepancy with the Masoretic text with at least two other
witnesses of written ancient scriptures, which in most cases would have been the
Septuagint Greek translation from the second century B.C., and also the Dead Sea
Scrolls, written between the 1st and 2nd century B.C. I will list the scribal errors
of the Masoretic text below.

1)The personal name of Yahweh was changed 113 times to Adonai in the
Masoretic Text from the original Hebrew manuscripts.

2)The Masoretic text takes the word for pierced in Psalm 22:16 (a clear
crucifixion Psalm) kaaru and changes the last letter from a vav to a yud.
The change of letter changes the meaning from pierced my hands, and
feet, to lion, as in as a lion they are at my hands and feet. The Septuagint
has pierced from the original Hebrew karu not kaari. According to the
Dead Sea Scrolls dated about 100 BCE, the Hebrew Word in verse 16 is
kaaru pierced and not lion. Not only that but the Aramaic Peshitta also
agrees with the Septuagint.

3)In Isaiah 53 the Masoretic is missing a key word in verse 11. After the
word “see”, there should be another word “light” qualifying what the
Suffering Servant sees. But the missing word LIGHT is found in the
Septuagint, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

4) In the Masoretic text Exodus 1:5 and Gen 46:27 states that 70 souls
came to Egypt from Canaan . But the Septuagint and Dead Sea Scroll say
75 souls.

5)In Genesis 10:24 the Masoretic text is missing generations. The New
Testament in Luke 3:36 inserts Cainan as does the Septuagint and the
Dead Sea Scrolls, leaving 3 biblical witnesses.

6)In Deuteronomy 32:8 the Masoretic text uses the term “children of
Israel.” The Septuagint uses the term “Cherubs Of Elohim” as do the
Dead Sea Scrolls.

7)In Isaiah 61:1 the Masoretic does not contain the phrase “recovery of
sight to the blind.” Yet Luke 4:18 does as does the Septuagint.

8)In Psalm 40:6 the Masoretic text has purposely changed the phrase “a
BODY you have prepared for me”, as properly quoted again in Hebrews
10:5, and verified by the Dead Sea Scrolls to the phrase “you have opened
up my ears.”

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The original names of our Creator, Yahweh, and his Son, our Savior Yahshua,
are also used throughout. The name Yahweh or YHWH is in the original Hebrew
manuscripts 6,823 times. Almost every translation on earth, including the King
James, takes out the Creator’s personal name and replaces it with the name Lord,
a generic title that means Baal or Master. Also, our Savior’s true given Hebrew
name, Yahshua, which means “Yah is salvation” is changed to a Greek hybrid of
Jesus, which is a poor transliteration from the Greek IE-Zeus. The English
transliteration of Yahshua would be the equivalent to Joshua. There was no letter
J in any language until the 16th century. So the Greek name “Jesus” would not be
the name of our Savior. The third commandment strictly forbids taking Yahweh’s
name in vain. In vain literally means to change, falsify, or make common. Taking
the name Yahweh or Yahshua and changing it to Lord or Jesus is definitely going
against the clear instruction of the third commandment. So we will use the
original, true Hebrew names of the Father Yahweh and the son Yahshua
throughout this bible translation.

We will also use the original Hebrew word, Elohim, instead of the incorrectly
translated “god”. We will keep all Hebrew titles for our Heavenly Father such as
El Shaddai, Adonai, El Elyon, etc exactly as they appear in the original
manuscripts.

I pray that this work, which has been blessed by Yahweh Almighty will be as
much of a blessing to each one reading it, as it was to me putting it together.

B’Shem Yahshua,
Don Esposito

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Book of Genesis
Chapter 1 according to its kind, and the fruit
tree producing fruit according to its
1 In the beginning Elohim created kind, whichever seed is in it. And
the heavens and the earth; Elohim saw that it was good.
2 and the earth being without form 13 And there was evening, and
and empty, and darkness on the face there was morning, day three.
of the deep, and the Spirit of Elohim 14 And Elohim said, Let light
moving gently on the face of the sources be in the expanse of the
waters, heavens, to divide between the day
3 then Elohim said, Let light be! and the night. And let them be for
And there was light. signs and for (Holy day) seasons, and
4 And Elohim saw the light, that it for days and years.
was good, and Elohim separated 15 And let them be for light sources
between the light and darkness. in the expanse of the heavens, to give
5 And Elohim called the light, Day. light on the earth. And it was so.
And He called the darkness, Night. 16 And Elohim made the two great
And there was evening, and there was light sources the great light to rule the
morning, day one. day, and the small light and the stars
6 And Elohim said, Let an expanse to rule the night.
be in the midst of the waters, and let 17 And Elohim set them in the
it be dividing between the waters and expanse of the heavens, to give light
the waters. on the earth,
7 And Elohim made the expanse, 18 and to rule over the day and
and He separated between the waters over the night; and to divide between
which were under the expanse and the light and the darkness. And
the waters which were above the Elohim saw that it was good.
expanse. And it was so. 19 And there was evening, and
8 And Elohim called the expanse, there was morning, day four.
Heavens. And there was evening, and 20 And Elohim said, Let the waters
there was morning, day two. swarm with swarmers having a living
9 And Elohim said, Let the waters soul; and let the birds fly around,
under the heavens be collected to one over the earth, on the face of the
place, and let the dry land appear. expanse of the heavens.
And it was so. 21 And Elohim created the great
10 And Elohim called the dry land, sea creatures, and all that creeps,
Earth. And He called the collection of having a living soul, which swarmed
the waters, Seas. And Elohim saw the waters, according to its kind; and
that it was good. every bird with wing according to its
11 And Elohim said, Let the earth kind. And Elohim saw that it was
sprout tender sprouts, the herb good.
seeding seed, the fruit tree producing 22 And Elohim blessed them,
fruit according to its kind, whichever saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and
seed is in it on the earth. And it was fill the waters in the seas; and let the
so. birds multiply in the earth.
12 And the earth bore tender 23 And there was evening, and
sprouts, the herb seeding seed there was morning, the fifth day .

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Genesis

24 And Elohim said, Let the earth


bring forth the soul of life according 1 And the heavens and the earth
to its kind cattle, and creepers, and its were finished, and all their host.
beasts of the earth, according to its 2 And on the seventh day Elohim
kind. And it was so. completed His work which He had
25 And Elohim made the beasts of made. And He rested on the seventh
the earth according to its kind, and day from all His work which He had
cattle according to its kind, and all made.
creepers of the ground according to 3 And Elohim blessed the seventh
its kind. And Elohim saw that it was day and sanctified it, because He
good. rested from all His work on it, which
26 And Elohim said, let Us make Elohim had created to make.
man in Our image, according to Our 4 These are the generations of the
likeness; and let them rule over the heavens and of the earth when they
fish of the sea, and over the birds of were created in the day of the making
the heavens, and over the cattle, and of Yahweh Elohim’s earth and
over all the earth, and over all the heavens.
creepers creeping on the earth. 5 And every shrub of the field was
27 And Elohim created the man in not yet on the earth, and every plant
His own image; in the image of of the field had not yet sprung up; for
Elohim He created him. He created Yahweh Elohim had not sent rain on
them male and female. the earth, and there was no man to
28 And Elohim blessed them; and till the ground.
Elohim said to them, Be fruitful and 6 And mist went up from the earth
multiply, and fill the earth, and and watered the whole face of the
subdue it, and rule over the fish of the ground.
seas, and over birds of the heavens, 7 And Yahweh Elohim formed the
and over all beasts creeping on the man from the dust of the ground, and
earth. blew into his nostrils the breath of
29 And Elohim said, Behold, I have life; and the man became a living
given you every plant seeding seed soul.
which is on the face of all the earth, 8 And Yahweh Elohim planted a
and every tree in which is the fruit of garden in Eden to the east; and He
a tree seeding seed; it shall be food put the man whom He had formed
for you. there.
30 And to every beast of the earth, 9 And out of the ground Yahweh
and to all birds of the heavens, and to Elohim made to spring up every tree
every creeper on the earth which has that is pleasant to the sight, and good
in it a living soul, every green plant is for food. The Tree of Life was also in
for food. And it was so. the middle of the garden; also the
31 And Elohim saw everything that Tree of the Knowledge of Good and
He had made and behold, it was very Evil.
good. And there was evening, and 10 And a river went out of Eden to
there was morning the sixth day. water the garden, and from there it
was divided and became four heads.
Chapter 2

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Genesis

11 The name of the first was into a woman, and brought her to the
Pishon; it is the one surrounding all man.
the land of Havilah where gold is; 23 And the man said, This now at
12 the gold of that land is good; last is bone from my bones, and flesh
there is bdellium gum resin, and the from my flesh; For this shall be called
onyx stone. Woman, because out of man this has
13 And the name of the second been taken.
river is Gihon. It is the one 24 Therefore, a man shall leave his
surrounding all the land of Cush. father and his mother, and shall
14 And the name of the third river cleave to his wife and they shall
is Hiddakel; it is the one going east of become one (echad, unified) flesh.
Assyria. And the fourth river is 25 And they were both naked, the
Euphrates. man and his wife, and they were not
15 And Yahweh Elohim took the ashamed.
man and put him into the Garden of
Eden, to work it and to keep it. Chapter 3
16 And Yahweh Elohim
commanded the man, saying, Eating 1 And the serpent was cunning
you may eat of every tree in the above every beast of the field which
garden; Yahweh Elohim had made. And he
17 but of the Tree of the Knowledge said to the woman, Is it so that
of Good and Evil you may not eat, for Elohim has said, You shall not eat
in the day that you eat of it, surely from any tree of the garden?
you shall die. 2 And the woman said to the
18 And Yahweh Elohim said, It is serpent, of the fruit of the trees of the
not good, the man being alone. I will garden, We may eat,
make a helper suited to him. 3 but of the fruit of the tree in the
19 And Yahweh Elohim formed middle of the garden, Elohim has
every animal of the field, and every said, You shall not eat of it, nor shall
bird of the heavens out of the ground. you touch it, lest you die.
And He brought them to the man, to 4 And the serpent said to the
see what he would call it. And all woman, surely, you shall not die,
which the man might call it, each 5 for Elohim knows that in the day
living soul that was its name. you eat of it, even your eyes shall be
20 And the man called names to all opened, and you shall be as Elohim,
the cattle, and to the birds of the knowing good and evil.
heavens, and to every animal of the 6 And the woman saw that the tree
field. But for a man, no helper suited was good for food, and that it was
to him was found. pleasant to the eyes, and the tree was
21 And Yahweh Elohim caused a desirable to make one wise. And she
deep sleep to fall on the man, and he took of its fruit and ate; and she also
slept. And He took one of his ribs, gave to her husband with her, and he
and closed up the flesh underneath. ate.
22 And Yahweh Elohim formed the 7 And the eyes of both of them
rib which He had taken from the man were opened, and they knew that they
were naked. And they sewed leaves of

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the fig tree, and made girdles for saying, You shall not eat from it, the
themselves. ground shall be cursed because of
8 And they heard the sound of you; you shall eat of it in sorrow all
Yahweh Elohim walking up and down the days of your life.
in the garden at the breeze of the day. 18 And it shall bring forth thorns
And the man and his wife hid and thistles for you, and you shall eat
themselves from the face of Yahweh the plant of the field.
Elohim in the middle of the trees of 19 By the sweat of your face you
the garden. shall eat bread until your return to
9 And Yahweh Elohim called to the the ground. For you have been taken
man and said to him, Where are you? out of it; for you are dust, and to dust
10 And he said, I have heard Your you shall return.
sound in the garden, and I was afraid, 20 And the man called the name of
for I am naked, and I hid myself. his wife, Eve; because she became the
11 And He said, Who told you that mother of all living.
you were naked? Have you eaten of 21 And Yahweh Elohim made coats
the tree of which I commanded you of skin for the man and his wife, and
not to eat? clothed them.
12 And the man said, The woman 22 And Yahweh Elohim said,
whom You gave to be with me, she Behold! The man has become as one
has given to me of the tree, and I ate. of Us, to know good and evil. And
13 And Yahweh Elohim said to the now, lest he put forth his hand and
woman, What is this you have done? also take from the Tree of Life, and
And the woman said, The serpent eat, and live forever,
deceived me, and I ate. 23 Yahweh Elohim sent him out of
14 And Yahweh Elohim said to the the Garden of Eden to till the ground
serpent, Because you have done this, out of which he was taken.
you are cursed above all beasts, and 24 And He drove the man out. And
above every animal of the field. You He lodged the cherubs at the east of
shall go on your belly, and you shall the Garden of Eden, and the flaming
eat dust all the days of your life. sword whirling around to guard the
15 And I will put enmity between way of the Tree of Life.
you and the woman, and between
your seed and her Seed; He will Chapter 4
bruise your head, and you shall bruise
His heel. 1 And the man knew his wife Eve.
16 He said to the woman, I will And she conceived and bore Cain,
greatly increase your sorrow and your and said, I have gotten a man,
conception; you shall bear sons in Yahweh.
sorrow, and your desire shall be 2 And she continued to bear his
toward your husband; and he shall brother, Abel. And Abel became a
rule over you. shepherd of flocks. And Cain became
17 And He said to the man, a tiller of the ground.
Because you have listened to the voice 3 And it was in the end of days, it
of your wife, and have eaten of the happened that Cain brought an
tree about which I commanded you,

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offering to Yahweh from the fruit of 15 And Yahweh said to him, If


the ground. anyone kills Cain, he shall be avenged
4 And Abel brought, he also, from sevenfold. And Yahweh set a mark on
the firstlings of his flocks, even from Cain, so that anyone who found him
their fat. And Yahweh looked to Abel should not kill him.
and to his offering. 16 And Cain went out from the
5 And He did not look to Cain and presence of Yahweh. And he lived in
to his offering. And Cain glowed the land of Nod, east of Eden.
greatly with anger, and his face fell. 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she
6 And Yahweh said to Cain, Why conceived and bore Enoch. And he
have you angrily glowed, and why has built a city, and he called the name of
your face fallen? the city according to the name of his
7 If you do well, is there not son, Enoch.
exaltation? And if you do not do well, 18 And Irad was born to Enoch;
sin is crouching at the door; and its and Irad fathered Mehujael And
desire is toward you; but you should Mehujael fathered Methusael; and
rule over it. Methusael fathered Lamech.
8 And Cain talked with his brother 19 And Lamech took two wives to
Abel and said let us go out into the himself the name of the first was
field; And it happened as they were in Adah; and the name of the second
the field, Cain rose up against his was Zillah.
brother Abel, and killed him. 20 And Adah bore Jabal; he was
9 And Yahweh said to Cain, Where the father of those living in tents, and
is your brother Abel? And he said, I raising livestock.
do not know. Am I my brother's 21 And the name of his brother
keeper? was Jubal; he was the father of all
10 And He said, What have you those playing the harp and the organ.
done? The voice of the blood of your 22 And Zillah also bore Tubalcain,
brother cries to Me from the ground. the hammerer of every engraving tool
11 And now you are cursed more of bronze and iron. And the sister of
than the ground which opened its Tubalcain was Naamah.
mouth to receive your brother's blood 23 And Lamech said to his wives,
from your hand. Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, you
12 When you till the ground, it will wives of Lamech; listen to my words;
not again give its strength to you. You for I have killed a man because of my
shall be a vagabond and a fugitive on wound, and a young man because of
the earth. my hurt.
13 And Cain said to Yahweh, My 24 For Cain is avenged sevenfold,
punishment is greater than I can and Lamech seventy seven.
bear. 25 And Adam knew his wife again,
14 Behold! You have driven me out and she bore a son. And she called his
from the face of the earth today. And name, Seth, for Elohim has appointed
I shall be hidden from Your face. And to me another seed in place of Abel
I shall be a vagabond and a fugitive because Cain killed him.
on the earth. And it will be that 26 And a son was also born to
anyone who finds me shall kill me. Seth, and he called his name, Enos.

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Then it was begun to call on the 14 And all the days of Cainan were
name of Yahweh. nine hundred and ten years. And he
died.
Chapter 5 15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty five
years and fathered Jared.
1 This is the book of the 16 And after he fathered Jared,
generations of Adam In the day that Mahalaleel lived eight hundred and
Elohim created mankind, He made thirty years. And he fathered sons
him in the likeness of Elohim. and daughters.
2 He created them male and 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel
female, and blessed them, and called were eight hundred and ninety five
their name “Adawm” (mankind) in years. And he died.
the day when they were created. 18 And Jared lived one hundred
3 And Adam lived one hundred and sixty two years and fathered
and thirty years and fathered a son in Enoch.
his own likeness, according to his 19 And after he fathered Enoch,
image, and called his name Seth. Jared lived eight hundred years. And
4 And the days of Adam after he he fathered sons and daughters.
fathered Seth were eight hundred 20 And all the days of Jared were
years. And he fathered sons and nine hundred and sixty two years.
daughters. And he died.
5 And all the days that Adam lived 21 And Enoch lived sixty five years
were nine hundred and thirty years. and fathered Methuselah.
And he died. 22 And Enoch walked with Elohim
6 And Seth lived one hundred and three hundred years after he fathered
five years, and fathered Enos. Methuselah. And he fathered sons
7 And after he fathered Enos, Seth and daughters.
lived eight hundred and seven years. 23 And all the days of Enoch were
And he fathered sons and daughters. three hundred and sixty five years.
8 And all the days of Seth were 24 And Enoch walked with
nine hundred and twelve years And Elohim. Then he was not, for Elohim
he died. took him.
9 And Enosh lived ninety years and 25 And Methuselah lived one
fathered Cainan. hundred and eighty seven years and
10 After he fathered Cainan, Enosh fathered Lamech.
lived eight hundred and fifteen years, 26 And after he fathered Lamech,
and he fathered sons and daughters. Methuselah lived seven hundred and
11 And all the days of Enosh were eighty two years. And he fathered
nine hundred and five years. And he sons and daughters.
died. 27 And all the days of Methuselah
12 And Cainan lived seventy years were nine hundred and sixty nine
and fathered Mahalaleel. years; and he died.
13 And after he fathered 28 And Lamech lived one hundred
Mahalaleel, Cainan lived eight and eighty two years and fathered a
hundred and forty years. And he son.
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29 And he called his name Noah, and He was grieved to His heart.
saying, This one shall comfort us 7 And Yahweh said, I will wipe off
concerning our work and the toil of man whom I have created from the
our hands because of the ground face of the earth, from man to beast,
which Adonai has cursed. to the creeping thing and to the birds
30 And after he fathered Noah, of the heavens; for I repent that I
Lamech lived five hundred and ninety made them.
five years. And he fathered sons and 8 And Noah found grace in the
daughters. eyes of Yahweh.
31 And all the days of Lamech were 9 These are the generations of
seven hundred and seventy seven Noah. Noah, a righteous man, had
years. And he died. been without blemish in his
32 And Noah was five hundred generations. Noah walked with
years old. And Noah fathered Shem, Elohim.
Ham, and Japheth. 10 And Noah fathered three sons,
Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Chapter 6 11 And the earth was corrupt
before the Elohim, and the earth was
1 And it came about that men filled with violence.
began to multiply on the face of the 12 And Elohim looked on the
earth, and daughters were born to earth, and behold, it was corrupted.
them. For all flesh had corrupted its way on
2 The sons of the Elohim saw the the earth.
daughters of the men, that they were 13 And Elohim said to Noah, The
good, and they took wives for end of all flesh has come before Me,
themselves from all those whom they for the earth is filled with violence
chose. through them. And behold, I will
3 And Yahweh said, My Spirit shall destroy them along with the earth.
not always strive with mankind; in 14 Make an ark of cypress timbers
their going astray he is flesh. And his for yourself. You shall make rooms in
days shall be a hundred and twenty the ark; and you shall cover it with
years (times). asphalt inside and out.
4 The giants were in the earth in 15 And you shall make it this way;
those days, and even afterwards when The length of the ark shall be three
the sons of the Elohim came in to the hundred cubits, its breadth fifty
daughters of the men, and they gave cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
birth to them; they were the heroes 16 You shall make a window in the
who existed from ancient time, men ark, and you shall finish it above to a
of renown. cubit. And you shall set the door of
5 And Yahweh saw that the evil of the ark in its side. You shall make it
man was great on the earth, and with lower, second, and third stories.
every imagination of the thoughts of 17 And behold, I, even I, am
his heart was only evil all the day bringing a flood of waters on the
long. earth in order to destroy all flesh in
6 And Yahweh sighed with sorrow which is the breath of life from under
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the heavens. Everything which is on 6 Noah was a son of six hundred


the earth shall die. years, and the flood of waters was on
18 And I will establish My the earth.
covenant 7 And Noah went in, and his sons,
with you. And you shall come into the and his wife, and his sons' wives with
ark, you and your sons and your wife him into the ark, because of the water
and your sons' wives with you. of the flood.
19 And you shall bring into the ark 8 And they went in to Noah into
two of every kind, of every living the ark, male and female of clean
thing of all flesh, to keep alive with animals, and of animals that are not
you; they shall be male and female; clean, and of fowl, and of every thing
20 from the birds according to its that creeps on the earth,
kind, and from the cattle according to 9 two by two, as Elohim had
its kind, from every creeping thing of commanded Noah, they went into the
the ground according to its kind. Two ark, male and female.
from each shall come in to you to 10 And it was after the seven days,
keep alive. the waters of the flood came into
21 And take for yourself all food being on the earth.
that is eaten, and gather to yourself. 11 In the six hundredth year of
And let it be for you and for them for Noah's life, in the second month, in
food. the seventeenth day of the month, in
22 And Noah did so, according to this day all the fountains of the great
all that Elohim appointed him to do, deep were risen, and the windows of
so he did. the heavens were opened up.
12 And the rain was on the earth
Chapter 7 forty days and forty nights.
13 In this same day Noah and
1 And Yahweh said to Noah, You Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons
and all your house come into the ark, of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the
for I have seen you righteous before three wives of his sons with them,
Me in this generation. went into the ark;
2 You shall take to yourself from 14 they, and every animal
every clean animal by sevens, male according to its kind, and every beast
and female, and from the animal that according to its kind, and every
is not clean by two, male and female. creeping thing that creeps on the
3 And take of the fowl of the earth according to its kind; and every
heavens by sevens, male and female, fowl according to its kind, every bird
to keep alive seed on the face of the of every wing.
earth. 15 And they went in to Noah into
4 For after seven more days I will the ark, two and two of all flesh, in
cause it to rain on the earth forty days which is the breath of life.
and forty nights and will wipe away 16 And those going in went in male
every living substance that I have and female of all flesh, as Elohim had
made from off the face of the earth. commanded him. And Yahweh shut
5 And Noah did as to all that the door behind him.
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17 And the flood was on the earth 3 And the waters retreated from
forty days. And the waters increased, the earth, going and retreating. And
and bore up the ark, and it was lifted the waters diminished at the end of a
up above the earth. hundred and fifty days.
18 And the waters prevailed, and 4 And in the seventh month, on the
were greatly increased on the earth. seventeenth day of the month, the ark
And the ark floated on the face of the rested on the mountains of Ararat.
waters. 5 And the waters were going and
19 And the waters prevailed, falling until the tenth month. In the
exceedingly violent on the earth, and tenth month, on the first of the
all the high mountains under the month, the tops of the mountains
heavens were covered. were seen.
20 The waters prevailed, fifteen 6 And it happened, at the end of
cubits upward, and the mountains forty days, even Noah opened the
were covered. window of the ark which he had
21 And all flesh that moved on the made.
earth died the fowl, and cattle, and 7 And he sent out a raven, and it
beast, and every swarming thing that went out, going out and returning
swarms on the earth, and all until the waters were dried up from
mankind. off the earth.
22 All died in whose nostrils was 8 He also sent out from him the
the breath of life, of all that was in dove, to see if the waters had receded
the dry land. from off the face of the earth.
23 And every living thing which 9 But the dove found no rest for
was on the face of the earth was the sole of her foot, and she returned
wiped away, from man to cattle, and to him into the ark, for the waters
to the creeping things, and the fowl of were on the face of all the earth. And
the heavens. And they were wiped off he put out his hand and took her, and
from the earth, and only Noah was pulled her in to him into the ark.
left, and those who were with him in 10 And he waited yet another
the ark. seven days, and again he sent forth
24 And mighty were the waters the dove out of the ark.
over the earth a hundred and fifty 11 And the dove came in to him in
days. the evening. And, behold! In her
mouth was a newly plucked olive leaf.
Chapter 8 So Noah knew that the waters
receded down from off the earth.
1 And Elohim remembered Noah 12 And he waited another seven
and every living thing, and all the days and sent forth the dove. And she
cattle which were with him in the ark. did not return again to him any more.
And Elohim made a wind to pass over 13 And it happened in the six
the earth, and the waters subsided. hundred and first year, at the
2 And the fountains of the deep beginning, on the first of the month,
and the windows of the heavens were the waters were dried up from off the
stopped, and the rain from the earth. And Noah removed the
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behold! The face of the earth was 2 And your fear and your dread
dried. shall be on all the animals of the
14 And in the second month, on earth, and on every bird of the
the twenty seventh day of the month, heavens, on all that moves on the
the earth was dry. earth, and on all the fish of the sea.
15 And Elohim spoke to Noah, They are given into your hands.
saying, 3 Every creeping thing which is
16 Go out of the ark, you and your alive shall be food for you. I have
wife, and your sons and your sons' given you all things, even as the green
wives with you. plant.
17 Bring out from you every living 4 But you shall not eat flesh in its
thing that is with you, of all flesh, of life, its blood.
fowl, of cattle, and of every creeping 5 And surely the blood of your lives
thing that creeps on the earth; and let I will demand. At the hand of every
them swarm on the earth, and bear, animal I will demand it, and at the
and multiply on the earth. hand of man. I will demand the life of
18 And Noah went out, and his man at the hand of every man's
sons, and his wife, and his sons wives brother.
with him; 6 Whoever sheds man's blood, his
19 every animal, every creeping blood shall be shed by man; For He
thing, and every fowl; all which made the man in the image of
creeps on the earth. They went forth Elohim.
out of the ark according to their 7 And you, be fruitful and multiply.
families. Swarm over the earth and multiply in
20 And Noah built an altar to it.
Yahweh, and took of every clean 8 And Elohim spoke to Noah, and
animal, and of every clean bird, and to his sons with him, saying,
offered burnt offerings on the altar. 9 Behold! I, even I, am establishing
21 And Yahweh smelled the My covenant with you, and with your
soothing fragrance, and Yahweh said seed after you,
in His heart, I will never again curse 10 and with every living creature
the ground for the sake of man, which is with you, among fowl,
because the imagination of the heart among cattle, and among every
of man is evil from his youth. Yea, I animal of the earth with you, from all
will not again smite every living thing that go out from the ark, to every
as I have done. animal of the earth.
22 While the earth remains, 11 And I have established My
seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, covenant with you, and all flesh shall
summer and winter, and day and not be cut off again by the waters of a
night shall not cease. flood; nor shall there ever again be a
flood to destroy the earth.
Chapter 9 12 And Elohim said, This is the
sign of the covenant which I am about
1 And Elohim blessed Noah and his to make between Me and you, and
sons. And He said to them, Be fruitful every living soul which is with you,
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13 I have set My bow in the cloud, 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan.


and it shall be a sign of a covenant He shall be a slave of slaves to his
between Me and the earth. brothers.
14 And it will be when I gather the 26 And he said, Blessed be
clouds on the earth, then the bow Yahweh, the Elohim of Shem; and
shall be seen in the clouds. may Canaan be his slave.
15 And I will remember My 27 Elohim shall enlarge Japheth,
covenant which is between Me and and he shall live in the tents of Shem,
you, and every living soul in all flesh. and Canaan shall be their slave.
And the waters shall not again 28 And Noah lived three hundred
become a flood to destroy all flesh. and fifty years after the flood.
16 And the bow shall be in the 29 And all the days of Noah were
clouds, and I shall see it, to remember nine hundred and fifty years. And he
the everlasting covenant between died.
Elohim and every living soul, in all
flesh on the earth. Chapter 10
17 And Elohim said to Noah, This
is the sign of the covenant which I 1 And these are the generations of
have established between Me and all the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and
flesh that is on the earth. Japheth. And sons were born to them
18 And the sons of Noah that went after the flood.
out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and 2 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and
Japheth. And Ham is the father of Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and
Canaan. Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
19 These are the three sons of 3 And Gomer's sons were
Noah, and the whole earth was Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and
overspread from them. Togarmah.
20 And Noah, a man of the 4 And Javan's sons were Elishah,
ground, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
began and planted a vineyard. 5 By these the coasts of the nations
21 And he drank from the wine, were divided in their lands each by
and was drunk. And he uncovered his tongue, by their families, in their
himself inside his tent. nations.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, 6 And Ham's sons were Cush, and
saw the nakedness of his father. And Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan.
he told his two brothers outside. 7 And the sons of Cush were Seba
23 And Shem and Japheth took a and Havilah, and Sabtah, and
garment and put it on both their Raamah, and Sabtecha. And
shoulders. And they went backward Raamah's sons were Sheba and
and covered the nakedness of their Dedan.
father, their faces backward. And they 8 And Cush fathered Nimrod; he
did not see the nakedness of their began to be a mighty hero in the land.
father. 9 He was a great hunter before
24 And Noah awoke from his wine. Yahweh; so it is said, Even as Nimrod
And he came to know what his the mighty hunter before Yahweh.
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10 And the beginning of his 25 And two sons were born to


kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Eber; the name of the one was Peleg,
Accad, and Calneh, in the land of for in his days the earth was divided;
Shinar. and his brother's name was Joktan.
11 From that land he went forth to 26 And Joktan fathered Almodad,
Assyria and built Nineveh, and and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and
Rehoboth the city, and Calah, Jerah,
12 and Resen between Nineveh 27 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and
and Calah, which is a great city. Diklah,
13 And Mizraim fathered Ludim, 28 and Obal, and Abimael, and
and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Sheba,
Naphtuhim, 29 and Ophir, and Havilah, and
14 and Pathrusim, and Casluhim, Jobab. These all were the sons of
from whom came the Philistines and Joktan.
Caphtorim. 30 And their dwelling was from
15 And Canaan fathered his first- Mesha, as you go to Sephar, an
born Sidon, and Heth, eastern mountain.
16 and the Jebusite, and the 31 These were the sons of Shem,
Amorite, and the Girgashite, according to their families, according
17 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, to their tongues, in their lands,
and the Sinite, according to their nations.
18 and the Arvadite and the 32 These were the families of the
Zemarite, and the Hamathite. And sons of Noah, by their generations, in
afterward the families of the their nations. And from these the
Canaanites were dispersed. nations were divided in the earth
19 And the border of the after the flood.
Canaanites was from Sidon, as you
come to Gerar, as far as Gaza, as you Chapter 11
go in towards Sodom and Gomorrah,
and Admah, and Zeboim, even to 1 And the whole earth was of one
Lasha. lip and of one speech.
20 These were the sons of Ham, 2 And it happened, as they traveled
according to their families, according from the east, they found a level
to their tongues, in their countries, in valley in the land of Shinar. And they
their nations. lived there.
21 And to Shem was born, even to 3 And each one said to his
him, the father of all the sons of Eber, neighbor, Come, let us make brick,
the brother of Japheth the elder. and burn them thoroughly. And they
22 The sons of Shem were Elam, had brick for stone, and they had
and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and asphalt for
Lud, and Aram. mortar.
23 And Aram's sons were Uz, and 4 And they said, Come, let us build
Hul, and Gether, and Mash. a city and a tower with its top the
24 And Arpachshad fathered heavens, and make a name for
Cainan and Cainan fathered Salah; ourselves, that we not be scattered on
and Salah fathered Eber. the face of all the earth.

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5 And Yahweh came down to see years. And he fathered sons and
the city and the tower which the sons daughters.
of Adam had built. 18 And Peleg lived thirty years and
6 And Yahweh said, Behold, the fathered Reu.
people is one, and the lip one to all of 19 And after he fathered Reu, Peleg
them, and this they are beginning to lived two hundred and nine years.
do, and now all which they have And he fathered sons and daughters.
determined to do will not be 20 And Reu lived thirty two years
restrained from them. and fathered Serug.
7 Come, let Us go down and mix up 21 And after he fathered Serug,
their language so that they cannot Reu lived two hundred and seven
understand one language from their years. And he fathered sons and
neighbor. daughters.
8 And Yahweh scattered them from 22 And Serug lived thirty years and
there, over the face of all the earth. fathered Nahor.
And they ceased from building the 23 And after he fathered Nahor,
city. Serug lived two hundred years. And
9 On account of this its name is he fathered sons and daughters.
called Babel, because Yahweh mixed 24 And Nahor lived twenty nine
up the speech of all the earth there. years and fathered Terah.
And Yahweh scattered them abroad 25 And after he fathered Terah,
from there on the face of all the earth. Nahor lived a hundred and nineteen
10 These are the generations of years. And he fathered sons and
Shem: Shem was a son of a hundred daughters.
years and fathered Arpachshad two 26 And Terah lived seventy years
years after the flood. and fathered Abram, Nahor, and
11 And after he fathered Haran.
Arpachshad, Shem lived five hundred 27 And these are the generations
years. And he fathered sons and of Terah: Terah fathered Abram,
daughters. Nahor, and Haran. And Haran
12 And Arpachshad lived thirty five fathered Lot.
years and fathered Salah. 28 And Haran died before his
13 And after he fathered Salah, father Terah in the land of his birth,
Arpachshad lived four hundred and in Ur of the Chaldeans.
three years. And he fathered sons and 29 And Abram and Nahor took
daughters. wives for themselves. The name of
14 And Salah lived thirty years and Abram's wife was Sarai. And the
fathered Eber. name of Nahor's wife was Milcah, the
15 And after he fathered Eber, daughter of Haran, the father of
Salah lived four hundred and three Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
years. And he fathered sons and 30 And Sarai was barren; there
daughters. was no child to her.
16 And Eber lived thirty four years 31 And Terah took his son Abram,
and fathered Peleg. and Lot, Haran's son, his grandson
17 And after he fathered Peleg, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son
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them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go the sea, and Ai on the east. And he
into the land of Canaan. And they built an altar there to Yahweh, and
came to Haran and lived there. called on the name of Yahweh.
32 And the days of Terah were two 9 And Abram setting forth and
hundred and five years; and Terah going on toward the Negev.
died in Haran. 10 And a famine was in the land, so
Abram went down into Egypt to stay
Chapter 12 there. For the famine was severe in
the land.
1 And Yahweh had said to Abram, 11 And it happened when he had
Go out from your land and from your drawn near to come to Egypt, he said
kindred, and from your father's to his wife Sarai, Behold, please, I
house, to the land which I will show know that you are a beautiful woman
you. to look upon.
2 And I will make of you a great 12 And it will be, when the
nation. And I will bless you and make Egyptians see you, then they will say,
your name great; and you will be a This is his wife, and they will kill me,
blessing. and they will save you alive.
3 And I will bless those who bless 13 Please say that you are my
you, and curse the one despising you. sister, so that it may be well with me
And in you all families of the earth for your sake, and my soul shall live
shall be blessed. because of you.
4 And Abram went out, even as 14 And it happened, when Abram
Yahweh had spoken to him. And Lot had come into Egypt, the Egyptians
went with him. And Abram was a son saw the woman, that she was very
of seventy five years when he beautiful.
departed from Haran. 15 And Pharaoh's princes saw her,
5 And Abram took his wife Sarai, and they praised her before Pharaoh.
and his brother's son, Lot, and all And the woman was taken into
their substance that they had gained, Pharaoh's house.
and the persons they had gotten in 16 And he did good to Abram
Haran. And they went out to go into because of her. And he had sheep,
the land of Canaan. And they came and oxen, and he-asses, and male
into the land of Canaan. slaves, and slave-girls, and she-asses,
6 And Abram passed through the and camels.
land as far as the place of Shechem, to 17 And Yahweh touched Pharaoh
the Oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite and his house with great plagues
was then in the land. because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
7 And Yahweh appeared to Abram 18 And Pharaoh called for Abram
and said, I will give this set apart land and said, What is this you have done
to your seed. And he built an altar to me? Why did you not tell me she is
there to Yahweh, who appeared to your wife?
him. 19 Why did you say, She is my
8 And he moved from there to a sister? And so I took her for my wife.
mountain on the east of Bethel, and And now, behold your wife. Take her
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20 And as Pharaoh ordered his the land of Egypt as you come to


men as to him, they sent away him Zoar.
and his wife and all that he had. 11 Then Lot chose all the circuit of
the Jordan for himself. And Lot set
Chapter 13 forth eastward. And they were
separated, each one from his brother.
1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, 12 And Abram lived in the land of
he and his wife and all that he had, Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of
and Lot being with him into the the circuit, and tented as far as
Negev. Sodom.
2 And Abram was very rich in 13 And the men of Sodom were evil
livestock, in silver and in gold. and sinners before Yahweh,
3 And he went on his journeys exceedingly so.
from the south, even to Bethel, to the 14 And after Lot had separated
place where his tent had been there at from him, Yahweh said to Abram,
the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, Now lift up your eyes and look from
4 to the place of the altar which he the place where you are there, look
had made there at the first. And northward and southward and
Abram called there on the name of eastward and westward
Yahweh. 15 For all the land which you see I
5 And Lot, who went with Abram, will give to you, and to your seed
also had flocks and herds and tents. always.
6 And the land was not able to bear 16 And I will make your seed as the
them, for dwelling together, for their dust of the earth, so that if a man can
substance was great, so that they count the dust of the earth, then your
could not dwell together. seed also will be counted.
7 And there was strife between the 17 Rise up! Walk through the land,
herdsmen of Abram's livestock and in its length and in its breadth, for I
the herdsmen of Lot's livestock. And will give it to you.
the Canaanite and the Perizzite lived 18 Then Abram moved his tent and
then in the land. came and lived among the oaks of
8 And Abram said to Lot, Please let Mamre, which were in Hebron; and
there be no strife between me and he built an altar to Yahweh there.
you, and between my herdsmen and
your herdsmen, for we are men, Chapter 14
brothers.
9 Is not all the land before you? 1 And it happened in the days of
Please separate from me. If you go to Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king
the left, then I will go to the right. Or of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer, king of
if you go to the right, then I will go to Elam, and Tidal king of the nations;
the left. 2 they made war with Bera king of
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes and Sodom, and with Birsha king of
saw all the circuit of the Jordan, that Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah,
it was well-watered before Yahweh and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and
destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
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3 All these were joined together to and Aner. And these were possessor
the valley of Siddim, which is the Salt of a covenant with Abram.
Sea. 14 And when Abram heard that his
4 They served Chedorlaomer for brother was captured, even then he
twelve years, and the thirteenth year led out his trained men, born of his
they rebelled. household, three hundred and
5 And in the fourteenth year eighteen. And they pursued as far as
Chedorlaomer and the kings that Dan.
were with him came and struck the 15 And he divided against them by
giants in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the night, he and his slaves, and he struck
Zuzims in Ham, and the Emim in them, and pursued them as far as
Shaveh Kiriathaim, Hobah, which is on the left of
6 and the Horites in the hills of Damascus.
Seir, as far as the oak of Paran, which 16 And he brought back all the
is by the wilderness. goods, and also brought back his
7 And they turned back and came brother, and also the women and the
to Enmishpat which is Kadesh, and people.
struck all the country of the 17 And the king of Sodom went out
Amalekites, and also the Amorites to meet him, after he returned from
who lived in Hazazon Thamar. smiting Chedorlaomer and the kings
8 And the king of Sodom went out, which were with him, to the valley of
and the king of Gomorrah, and the Shaveh, it being the valley of the king.
king of Admah, and the king of 18 And Melchizedek, king of
Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which Salem, brought out bread and wine;
is Zoar. And they set the battle with and he was the priest of the most
them in the valley of Siddim, High El( El Elyone).
9 with Chedorlaomer the king of 19 And he blessed him and said,
Elam, and with Tidal the king of the Blessed be Abram of the most high El,
nations, and Amraphel the king of possessor of Heaven and earth;
Shinar, and Arioch the king of 20 and blessed be the most high
Ellasar; four kings with the five. El, who has delivered your enemies
10 And the valley of Siddim was into your hand. And he gave him a
pitted with asphalt pits, and the kings tithe of all.
of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell 21 And the king of Sodom said to
there. And they that remained fled to Abram, Give me the persons and take
the mountain. the goods for yourself.
11 And they took all the goods of 22 And Abram said to the king of
Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to
food, and went away. Yahweh, the most high El, the
12 And they took Lot, the son of possessor of Heaven and earth,
Abram's brother, and his goods, and 23 that I will not take from all that
left; and he was living in Sodom. is yours, from a thread to a shoe
13 And one who had escaped came latchet, and that you may not say, I
and told Abram the Hebrew; for he have made Abram rich.
was living among the oaks of Mamre 24 Nothing for me; only what the
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portion of the men who went with and he laid each piece opposite its
me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let neighbor, but he did not divide the
them take their portion. bird.
11 And the birds of prey came
Chapter 15 down on the carcasses, and Abram
drove them away.
1 After these things the Word of 12 And it happened, as the sun was
Yahweh came to Abram in a vision, setting, and a deep sleep fell on
saying, Do not fear, Abram; I am a Abram. And behold, a terror of great
shield to you, your reward will darkness was falling on him!
increase greatly. 13 And He said to Abram, surely
2 And Abram said, Adonai Yahweh, you must know that your seed shall
what will You give to me? I am going be an alien in a land not theirs; and
childless and the son of the they shall serve them. And they shall
inheritance of my house is Eleazar of afflict them four hundred years;
Damascus? 14 and I also will judge the nation
3 And Abram said, Behold! You whom they shall serve; and afterward
have given no seed to me; and lo, the they shall come out with great
son of my house is inheriting of me! substance.
4 And behold! The Word of 15 And you shall come to your
Yahweh came to him saying, This one fathers in peace. You shall be buried
shall not be your heir. But he that in good old age.
shall come forth out of your own 16 And in the fourth generation
bowels shall be your heir. they shall come here again; for the
5 And He brought him outside and iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full
said, Look now at the heavens and until now.
count the stars, if you are able to 17 And it happened, the sun had
count them. And He said to him, So gone down, and it was dark. Behold!
shall your seed be. A smoking furnace and a torch of fire
6 And he believed in Yahweh. And that passed over between those
He counted it to him for pieces!
righteousness. 18 In that day Yahweh cut a
7 And He said to him, I am Yahweh covenant with Abram, saying, I have
who caused you to come out of Ur of given this land to your seed, from the
the Chaldeans, to give you this land to river of Egypt to the great river, the
inherit it. river Euphrates,
8 And he said, Adonai Yahweh, by 19 the Kenite, and the Kenizzite,
what shall I know that I shall inherit and the Kadmonite,
it? 20 and the Hittite, and the
9 And He said to him, Take for Me Perizzite, and the Rephaim,
a heifer three years old, and a she- 21 and the Amorite and the
goat three years old, and a ram three Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and
years old, and a turtledove, even a the Jebusite.
nestling.
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1 And Sarai, Abram's wife, did not 11 And the Messenger of Yahweh
bear to him; and to her belonged a said to her, Behold! You are with
female slave, an Egyptian, and her child and shall bear a son; and you
name was Hagar. shall call his name Ishmael, because
2 And Sarai said to Abram, See, Yahweh has listened to your
now, Yahweh has kept me from affliction.
bearing; go in now to my maid- 12 And he shall be a wild ass of a
servant; perhaps I may be built up man, his hand against all, and the
from her. And Abram listened to the hand of everyone against him; and he
voice of Sarai. shall live before all his brothers.
3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took her 13 And she called the name of
slave-girl, Hagar, the Egyptian, and Yahweh, the One speaking to her,
gave her to her husband Abram to be You, a El of vision! For she said, Even
his wife, after Abram had lived ten here have I looked after the One
years in the land of Canaan. seeing me?
4 And he went in to Hagar and she 14 On account of this, the well was
conceived; and she saw that she had called, The Well of the Living One
conceived, and her mistress was Seeing Me. Behold, it is between
despised in her eyes. Kadesh and Bered.
5 And Sarai said to Abram, My 15 And Hagar bore a son to Abram,
injury be upon you; I gave my slave- and Abram called the name of his son
girl into your bosom, and she saw whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
that she had conceived, and I was 16 And Abram was eighty six years
despised in her eyes. Let Yahweh old when Hagar bore Ishmael to
judge between me and you. Abram.
6 But Abram said to Sarai, See,
your slave girl is in your hand. Do to Chapter 17
her what is good in your eyes. And
Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she 1 And when Abram was ninety nine
fled from her face. years old, Yahweh appeared to Abram
7 And the Messenger of Yahweh and said to him, I am El Shaddai!
found her by a well of water in the Walk before me and be perfect;
wilderness; by the well in the way of 2 and I will make My covenant
Shur. between Me and you, and will
8 And He said, Hagar, Sarai's increase you very greatly.
slave-girl, where did you come from? 3 And Abram fell on his face. And
And where do you go? And she said, I Elohim spoke with him, saying,
am fleeing from the face of my 4 As for Me, behold, My covenant
mistress, Sarai. is with you, and you shall be a father
9 And the Messenger of Yahweh of many nations.
said to her, Return to your mistress 5 And your name no longer shall be
and submit yourself under her hand. called Abram, but your name shall be
10 And the Messenger of Yahweh Abraham. For I have made you a
said to her, I will exceedingly multiply father of many nations.
your seed, so that it shall not be 6 And I will make you very fruitful,
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nations. And kings shall come out of I have blessed her and she shall
you. become nations; kings of people shall
7 And I will establish My covenant be from her.
between Me and you, and your seed 17 And Abraham fell on his face
after you in their generations, for an and laughed. And he said in his heart,
everlasting covenant, to be a Elohim Shall one be born to a son of a
to you and to your seed after you. hundred years? And shall Sarah bear
8 And I will give to you and to your a daughter of ninety years?
seed after you the land of your 18 And Abraham said to Elohim,
sojourning, all the land of Canaan, for Oh that Ishmael might live before
an everlasting possession and I will You!
be their Elohim. 19 And Elohim said, Your wife
9 And Elohim said to Abraham, Sarah truly shall bear you a son, and
You shall keep My covenant, you and you shall call his name Isaac. And I
your seed after you in their have established My covenant with
generations. him for a perpetual covenant with his
10 This is My covenant which you seed after him.
shall keep, between Me and you and 20 And as to Ishmael, I have heard
your seed after you: Every male child you. Behold, I have blessed him and
among you shall be circumcised. will make him fruitful and will
11 And you shall circumcise the multiply him exceedingly. He shall
flesh of your foreskin. And it shall be father twelve princes, and I will make
a token of the covenant between Me him a great nation.
and you. 21 And I will establish My
12 And a son of eight days shall be covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah
circumcised among you, every male shall bear to you at this set apart
in your generation, he that is born in time next year.
the house, or bought with silver from 22 And He finished talking with
any son of a foreigner who is not of him. And Elohim ascended up from
your seed. Abraham.
13 The child of your house and the 23 And Abraham took his son
purchase of your money circumcising Ishmael, and all the ones born of his
must be circumcised. And My house, and all that were bought with
covenant shall be in your flesh for a his silver, every male among the men
perpetual covenant. of the house of Abraham. And he
14 And an uncircumcised male circumcised the flesh of their
who is not circumcised in the flesh of foreskins in that same day, even as
his foreskin, his soul shall be cut off Elohim spoke to him.
from his people; he has broken My 24 And Abraham was a son of
covenant. ninety nine years when being
15 And Elohim said to Abraham, circumcised in the flesh of his
You shall not call your wife Sarai by foreskin.
her name Sarai, for Sarah shall be her 25 And his son Ishmael was a son
name; of thirteen years when being
16 and I have blessed her and have circumcised in the flesh of his
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26 In the same day that Abraham 9 And they said to him, Where is
was circumcised, Ishmael his son also your wife Sarah? And he said, See, in
was. the tent.
27 And all the men of his house, 10 And He said, Certainly I will
born in the house or bought with return to you at the time of life; and,
silver from a son of a foreigner, were Behold! A son shall be to your wife
circumcised with him. Sarah. And Sarah was listening at the
entrance to the tent, and it was
Chapter 18 behind Him.
11 And Abraham and Sarah were
1 And Yahweh visually appeared to aged, going on in days. The custom as
him by the oaks of Mamre. And he to women had ceased to be to Sarah.
was sitting at the door of the tent in 12 And Sarah laughed within
the heat of the day. herself, saying, After my being old,
2 And he lifted up his eyes and shall there be pleasure to me; my lord
looked; and, behold, three men were also being old?
standing by him. And he saw, and he 13 And Yahweh said to Abraham,
ran to meet them from the entrance Why has Sarah laughed at this,
of the tent. And he bowed to the saying, Indeed, truly shall I bear, even
ground. I who am old?
3 And he said, Yahweh, if now I 14 Is anything too difficult for
have found favor in Your sight, I beg Yahweh? At the appointed set apart
You, do not leave from near Your time I will return to you, at the time
servant. of life, and there will be a son to
4 Please allow a little water to be Sarah.
taken and You wash Your feet, and 15 And Sarah denied, saying, I did
rest under the tree. not laugh; for she was afraid. And He
5 And I will bring a bite of bread said, No, but you did laugh.
and will sustain Your heart. Then You 16 And the men rose up from there
may pass on, for this is why You have and looked on the face of Sodom. And
passed over to Your servant. And they Abraham was going with them, to
said, Do so, as you have said. send them away.
6 And Abraham ran into the tent to 17 And Yahweh said, Shall I hide
Sarah and said, Hurry, prepare three from Abraham that which I am
measures of fine meal, knead it and doing?
make cakes. 18 And Abraham shall surely
7 And Abraham ran to the herd and become a great and powerful nation,
brought a son of the herd, tender and and all the nations of the earth shall
good, and gave it to a youth. And he be blessed in him?
hurried to prepare it. 19 For I have known him, so that
8 And he took curds and milk and whatever he may command his sons
the son of the herd which he had and his house after him, even they
prepared, and he set before them. may keep the way of Yahweh, to do
And he stood by them under the tree. righteousness and justice; to the
And they ate. intent that Yahweh may bring on
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that which He has spoken of him. 31 And he said, Behold, I pray, I


20 And Yahweh said, The cry of have undertaken to speak to Adonai;
Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and perhaps twenty will be found there.
their sin is exceedingly heavy. And He said, I will not destroy
21 I will go down and see if they because of the twenty.
have at all done according to the cry 32 And he said, I pray, let not
coming to Me. And if not, I will know. Yahweh be angry that I may speak
22 And the men faced around from only this time; perhaps ten will be
there and went toward Sodom. And found there. And He said, I will not
Abraham was still standing before destroy because of the ten.
Yahweh. 33 And when Yahweh had finished
23 And Abraham drew near and speaking to Abraham, He left. And
said, Is it so? Will You cut off the Abraham returned to his place.
righteous with the wicked?
24 Perhaps there are fifty Chapter 19
righteous within the city; is it so You
will cut off and will not spare the 1 And the two Cherubs came into
place for the sake of the fifty Sodom at evening. And Lot was
righteous ones that are within it? sitting at the gate of Sodom. And Lot
25 Far be it from You to act in this saw, and he rose up to meet them and
way, to put to death the righteous bowed his face to the earth.
with the wicked. Far be it from You. 2 And he said, Behold, now, my
The Judge of all the earth, shall He masters, please turn in to your
not do right? servant's house and lodge, and wash
26 And Yahweh said, If I find fifty your feet; and rise early and go to
righteous within the city, in Sodom, your way. And they said, No, for we
then I will spare all the place because will lodge in the street.
of them. 3 And he much urged them, and
27 And Abraham answered and they turned in to him and came into
said, Behold, I pray, I have his house. And he made a feast for
undertaken to speak to Yahweh, and I them. And he baked unleavened
am dust and ash. matzos, and they ate.
28 Perhaps there will be lacking 4 Before they had laid down, even
five from the fifty righteous, will You the men of the city, the men of
destroy all the city for the five? And Sodom, circled the house; from the
He said, If I find forty five there, I will young to the aged, all the people from
not destroy. its limits.
29 And he continued still to speak 5 And they called to Lot and said to
to Him and said, Perhaps forty will be him, Where are the men who came to
found there. And He said, I will not you tonight? Bring them out to us,
do it because of the forty. that we may have sex with them.
30 And he said, Please Yahweh do 6 And Lot went out to them, to the
not be angry, that I may speak; door, and he closed the door behind
perhaps thirty will be found there. him.
And He said, I will not do it if I find 7 And he said, My brothers, please
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8 Behold, now, I have two daughters, Yahweh having mercy on


daughters who have not known a him. And they caused him to go out,
man; please let me bring them out to and they put him down outside the
you and do to them as you see fit; city.
only do not do a thing to these men, 17 And it happened as they led
on account of this them outside, he said, Escape for
they came into the shade of my roof. your life! Do not look behind you, and
9 And they said, Stand back! And do not stay in all the plain. Escape to
they said, This one came in to visit, the mountain, lest you be swept away.
and must he always judge? Now we 18 And Lot said to them, Please,
will do evil to you rather than to no, my master!
them. And they pressed on the man, 19 Behold, now, Your servant has
upon Lot violently, and drew near to found grace in Your sight, and You
break the door. have magnified Your mercy which
10 But the men put out their hands You have done to me in saving my
and brought Lot in to them, into the life. And I am not able to escape to
house, and shut the door. the mountain lest some evil overtake
11 And they struck the men at the me and I die.
door of the house with blindness, 20 Please, now, this city is near, to
from the small to the great; and they flee there, and it is a little one. Please
struggled to find the door. let me escape there! Is it not a little
12 And the men said to Lot, Who thing, that my soul may live?
still is here to you? Bring out of this 21 And He said to him, See, I have
place your sons and your sons-in-law lifted up your face also as to this
and your daughters, and whoever thing, without overthrowing the city
belongs to you in the city. for which you have spoken.
13 For we are about to destroy this 22 Hurry, escape there, for I am
place, for the cry of them is great not able to do anything until you have
before Yahweh, and Yahweh has sent come there. So the name of the city
us to destroy it. was called Zoar.
14 And Lot went out to speak to his 23 The sun had gone forth on the
sons-in-law, those taking his earth, and Lot came into Zoar (little).
daughters. And he said, Rise up, go 24 And Yahweh (on earth) rained
out from this place, for Yahweh is fire and brimstone on Sodom and
about to destroy the city. And he Gomorrah, from Yahweh out of the
seemed as one joking to his sons-in- heavens.
law. 25 And He overthrew those cities,
15 And when the dawn rose, then and all the plain, and all those living
the cherubs urged Lot, saying, Rise in the cities, and the produce of the
up, take your wife and your two ground.
daughters who are found, lest you be 26 And his wife looked back with
consumed in the perversity of the pleasure from behind him, and she
city. became a pillar of salt.
16 And he lingered. And the men 27 And Abraham started up early
lay hold of his hand and his wife's in the morning, going to the place
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where he had stood there before 37 And the first-born bore a son
Yahweh. and called his name Moab; he is the
28 And he looked toward the face father of Moab to this day.
of Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward 38 And the younger also bore a son
all the land of the plain. And he saw. and called his name Ben-ammi; he is
And, behold, the smoke of the the father of the Ammonites to this
country went up like the smoke of a day.
furnace.
29 And it happened when Elohim Chapter 20
destroyed the cities of the plain,
Elohim remembered Abraham; and 1 And Abraham pulled up stakes
He sent Lot out from the overthrow from there to the land of the Negev,
when overturning the cities in which and lived between Kadesh and Shur,
Lot lived. and stayed in Gerar.
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar 2 And Abraham said with regards
and lived in the mount. And his two to his wife Sarah, She is my sister.
daughters were with him. For he And Abimelech the king of Gerar sent
feared to live in Zoar. And he lived in and took Sarah.
a cave, he and his two daughters. 3 But Elohim came to Abimelech in
31 And the first-born said to the a dream by night and said to him,
younger, Our father is old, and there Behold, you are about to die because
is no man in the land to come in to us of the woman you have taken, she
as is the way of all the earth. being married to a husband.
32 Come, let us make our father 4 And Abimelech had not come
drink wine, and let us lie with him, near to her. And he said, Yahweh, will
that we may keep alive seed of our You slay even a righteous nation?
father. 5 And did he not say to me, She is
33 And they caused their father to my sister? And she, even herself said,
drink wine that night. And the first- He is my brother. In the honor of my
born went in and lay with her father. heart and the purity of my hands I
And he did not know when she lay have done this.
down nor when she rose up. 6 And Elohim said to him in a
34 And on the next day it dream, Yes, I know that you did this
happened, the first-born said to the in the honor of your heart, and I also
younger, Behold, I lay with my father withheld you from sinning against
last night. Let us cause him to drink Me. On account of this I did not allow
wine tonight also. And you go in and you to touch her.
lie with him, so that we may keep 7 And now return the wife of the
alive seed of our father. man, for he is a prophet, and he will
35 And they caused their father to pray for you, and you shall live. And if
drink wine that night also. And the you do not restore her, know that
younger rose up and lay with him. surely, you shall die, you and all that
And he did not know when she lay are yours.
down, nor when she rose up. 8 And Abimelech rose up early in
36 And both the daughters of Lot the morning and called for all his
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words in their ears. And the men Abimelech because of Sarah, the wife
were greatly afraid. of Abraham.
9 And Abimelech called Abraham
and said to him, What have you done Chapter 21
to us? And in what have I offended
you that you have brought on me and 1 And Yahweh visited Sarah as He
on my kingdom a great sin? You have had said. And Yahweh did to Sarah as
done things to me that ought not to He had promised.
be done. 2 And Sarah conceived and bore a
10 And Abimelech said to son to Abraham in his old age, at the
Abraham, What did you see that you appointed time, that which Elohim
have done this thing? had spoken with him.
11 And Abraham said, Because I 3 And Abraham called the name of
thought, Surely the fear of Elohim is the son who was born to him, whom
not in this place, and they will kill me Sarah had borne to him, Isaac.
for my wife's sake. 4 And Abraham circumcised his
12 And yet she really is my sister, son Isaac, a son of eight days, as
daughter of my father; only not Elohim had commanded him.
daughter of my mother. And she 5 And Abraham was a son of a
became my wife. hundred years when his son Isaac
13 And it happened when Elohim was born to him.
made me wander from my father's 6 And Sarah said, Elohim has
house, even I said to her, This is your made laughter for me; all who hear
kindness which you do to me: at every will laugh with me.
place where we come there, say of me, 7 And she said, Who would have
He is my brother. said to Abraham, Will Sarah suckle
14 Abimelech took sheep and oxen, sons? For I have borne a son to his
and male slaves, and slave-girls, and old age.
gave to Abraham. And he returned 8 And the child grew and was
his wife Sarah to him. weaned. And Abraham made a great
15 Abimelech said, Behold, my feast on the day Isaac was weaned.
land is before you. Live where it 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar
pleases you. the Egyptian, whom she had borne to
16 And he said to Sarah, I, behold, Abraham, mocking.
I have given a thousand of silver to 10 And she said to Abraham, Drive
your brother. Behold, it is for you a away this slave-girl and her son, for
covering of the eyes to all who are the son of this slave-girl shall not
with you. And with all this you are inherit with my son, with Isaac.
reproved. 11 And the thing was very evil in
17 And Abraham prayed to Elohim, the eyes of Abraham, on account of
and Elohim healed Abimelech and his his son.
wife and his concubines, and they 12 And Elohim said to Abraham,
gave birth. Let it not be evil in your eyes because
18 For Yahweh had completely of the boy, and on account of your
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listen to her voice, for in Isaac your 23 And now swear to me here by
Seed shall be called. Elohim, that you will not lie to me,
13 And also I will make a nation of and to my son, and to my heir,
the son of the slave-girl, for he is your according to the kindness which I
seed. have sworn to you. Do to me and to
14 And Abraham started up early the land in which you have lived in.
in the morning and took bread and a 24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
skin of water and gave them to Hagar, 25 And Abraham reproved
putting them on her shoulder, and Abimelech on account of a well of
the child, and sent her away. And she water which the slaves of Abimelech
left and wandered in the wilderness had seized.
of Beer-Sheva. 26 And Abimelech said, I do not
15 And the water from the skin was know who has done this thing; and
finished, and she put the boy under also you have not told me; even I have
one of the shrubs. not heard, except today.
16 And she went and sat down 27 And Abraham took sheep and
opposite him, about a bow shot away. oxen and gave to Abimelech, and both
For she said, Let me not see the death of them cut a covenant.
of the boy. And she sat opposite and 28 And Abraham set seven ewe
raised her voice and wept. lambs of the flock by themselves.
17 And Elohim heard the voice of 29 And Abimelech said to
the young boy. And the Messenger of Abraham, What are these seven ewe
Elohim called to Hagar out of the lambs which you have set by
heavens. And He said to her, What themselves?
ails you, Hagar? Do not fear, for 30 And he said, You shall take the
Elohim has heard the voice of the seven ewe lambs from my hand so
boy, there where he is. that it may become for me a witness
18 Rise up, lift up the boy and that I dug this well.
make your hand strong on him, for I 31 On account of this that place is
will make of him a great nation. called Beer (The Well of) Sheva (oath,
19 And Elohim opened her eyes, also means 7 word play), because the
and she saw a well of water. And she two of them swore there.
went and filled the skin with water, 32 And they cut a covenant in
and gave drink to the young boy. Beer-Sheva. And Abimelech and
20 And Elohim was with the boy. Phicol, the general of his army, rose
And he grew up. And he lived in the up; and they returned to the land of
wilderness and became a great the Philistines.
archer. 33 And Abraham planted a
21 And he lived in the wilderness tamarisk tree in Beer-Sheva, and
of Paran. And his mother took a wife there he called on the name of
for him out of the land of Egypt. Yahweh El Olam (Everlasting).
22 And it happened at that time 34 And Abraham lived in the land
Abimelech and Phicol, the general of of the Philistines many days.
his army, spoke to Abraham, saying,
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1 And it happened after these 10 And Abraham stretched out his


things, , The Elohim testing hand and took the knife to slay his
Abraham ,said to him, Abraham! And son.
he said, Behold I am here. 11 And the Messenger of Yahweh
2 And He said, Now take your son, called to him from the heavens and
Isaac, your only one whom you love, said, Abraham! Abraham! And he
and go into the land of Moriyah. And said, I am here.
there offer him for a burnt offering on 12 And He said, Do not lay your
one of the mountains which I will say hand on the boy, nor do anything to
to you. him. For now I know that you fear
3 And Abraham rose up early in Elohim and you have not withheld
the morning and saddled his ass, and your son, your only one, from Me.
he took two of his youths with him, 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes
and his son Isaac. And he split wood and looked. And behold! A ram
for a burnt offering, and rose up and behind him was entangled in a thicket
went to the place which Elohim had by its horns. And Abraham went and
said to him. took the ram and offered it for a
4 And on the third day Abraham burnt offering instead of his son.
lifted up his eyes and saw the place 14 And Abraham called the name
from a distance. of that place Yahweh Yireh(Will
5 And Abraham said to his young provide); so that it is said until this
men, You stay here with the ass. I and day, In the mount of Yahweh it will be
the boy will go over there that we may seen.
worship and may return to you. 15 And the Messenger of Yahweh
6 And Abraham took the wood of called to Abraham out of the heavens
the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac, a second time.
his son; and he took the fire and the 16 And He said, I have sworn by
knife in his hand. And the two went Myself, declares Yahweh, that on
together. account of this thing you have done,
7 And Isaac spoke to his father and have not withheld your son, your
Abraham and said, My father. And he only son,
said, Behold I am here. And he said, 17 that blessing I will bless you,
see, the fire and the wood! But where and multiplying I will multiply your
is the lamb for a burnt offering? seed as the stars of the heavens, and
8 And Abraham said, My son, as the sand which is on the lip of the
Elohim will see for Himself, the lamb sea. And your Seed shall possess the
for a burnt offering. And the two of gate of His enemies.
them went together. 18 And in your Seed shall all the
9 And they came to the place which nations of the earth be blessed,
Elohim had said to him. And because you have listened to My
Abraham built there the altar, and voice.
arranged the wood. And he bound his 19 And Abraham returned to his
son Isaac and laid him on the altar, young men, and they rose up and
on the wood. went together to Beer-Sheva. And
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20 And it happened after these out of my sight, hear me. Ask for me
things it was told to Abraham, saying, of Ephron the son of Zohar,
Behold! Milcah, she also, has borne 9 that he may give to me the cave
sons to your brother Nahor: of Machpelah which he has, which is
21 Uz, his first-born, Buz, and his in the edge of his field. In full silver
brother Kemuel, the father of Aram, let him give it to me among you, for a
22 and Chesed, and Hazo, and possession of a burying place.
Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 10 And Ephron was sitting among
23 And Bethuel fathered Rebekah. the sons of Heth. And Ephron the
Milcah bore these eight to Nahor, the Hittite replied to Abraham in the ears
brother of Abraham. of the sons of Heth, to all those
24 And his concubine, whose name entering the gate of his city, saying,
was Reumah, she also bore Tebah, 11 No, my master, hear me. I have
and Gaham, and Thahash, and given the field to you; also the cave
Maachah. that is in it. I have given it to you.
Before the eyes of the sons of my
Chapter 23 people I have given it to you. Bury
your dead.
1 And the life of Sarah was a 12 And Abraham bowed before the
hundred and twenty seven years, the people of the land,
years of the life of Sarah. 13 and spoke to Ephron in the ears
2 And Sarah died in Kirjath Arba, it of the people of the land, saying, Only
is Hebron, in the land of Canaan. And if you would hear me. I have given the
Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah silver for the field; take it from me,
and to weep for her. that I may bury my dead there.
3 And Abraham rose up from 14 And Ephron answered
before his dead and spoke to the sons Abraham, saying to him,
of Heth, saying, 15 My master, hear me; the land is
4 I am an alien and a visitor with worth four hundred shekels of silver;
you. Give to me a possession among what is that between me and you?
you, so that I may bury my dead from And bury your dead.
before the eyes. 16 And Abraham listened to
5 And the sons of Heth answered Ephron, and Abraham weighed to
Abraham, saying to him, Ephron the silver of which he had
6 Hear us, my master. You are a spoken in the ears of the sons of
prince of Elohim among us. Bury Heth, four hundred silver shekels
your dead in the best of our burying which passes with the merchant.
places. Not a man of us will withhold 17 And was certified the field of
his burying place from you, from Ephron in Machpelah, which was
burying your dead. before Mamre, the cave and the field
7 And Abraham rose up and bowed in it, and all the trees in the field,
himself to the people of the land, to which were in all its borders around
the sons of Heth. it,
8 And he spoke with them, saying, 18 to Abraham for a purchase
If it is your desire to bury my dead before the sons of Heth, with all
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19 And after this Abraham buried be clear from this oath of mine; only
his wife Sarah at the cave of the field do not take my son back there.
of Machpelah before Mamre; it is 9 And the slave put his hand under
Hebron, in the land of Canaan. the thigh of his master Abraham and
20 And the field was certified, and swore to him concerning this thing.
the cave in it, to Abraham for a burial 10 And the slave took ten camels
possession from the sons of Heth. from his master's camels and left.
And all his master's goods were in his
Chapter 24 hand. And he rose up and went to
Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
1 And Abraham was old, going on 11 And he made the camels kneel
in days, and Yahweh had blessed outside the city, by a well of water at
Abraham in all things. the time of the evening, the time that
2 And Abraham said to his slave, women go out to draw.
the oldest in his house, the one who 12 And he said, Yahweh, Elohim of
ruled in all that was to him, Please my master Abraham, I pray, cause
put your hand under my thigh. her to meet before me this day, and
3 And I will cause you to swear by show kindness to my master
Yahweh, Elohim of the heavens and Abraham.
Elohim of the earth, that you will not 13 Behold! I am standing by the
take a wife for my son from the well of water, and the daughters of
daughters of the Canaanite, among the men of the city are coming out to
whom I dwell. draw water.
4 But you shall go to my country 14 And let the girl to whom I shall
and to my kindred and take a wife for speak this: Please let down your
my son, for Isaac. pitcher that I may drink; and she will
5 And the slave said to him, say, Drink and also I will water your
Perhaps the woman will not be camels; let it be her You have
willing to go after me to this land; approved for Your servant, for Isaac.
shall I indeed bring back your son And by this I shall know that You
into the land from out of which you have shown kindness to my master.
came? 15 And it happened before he had
6 And Abraham said to him, Take finished speaking. Behold! Rebekah
heed for yourself that you not take my came out, she who was born to
son back there. Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of
7 Yahweh, Elohim of the Heavens, Nahor, the brother of Abraham, with
who took me from the house of my her pitcher on her shoulder.
father and from the land of my birth, 16 And the girl was very good of
and who spoke to me, and who swore form, a virgin, a man not having
to me, saying, I will give this land to known her. And she went down to the
your Seed; He shall send His well and filled her pitcher and came
Messenger before you, and you shall up.
take a wife from there for my son. 17 And the slave ran to meet her
8 And if the woman will not be and said, Please let me sip a little
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18 And she said, Drink, my lord. sister's words, Rebekah, saying, So


And she hurried and let down her the man spoke to me, then he came to
pitcher on her hand and gave him a the man and saw him standing by the
drink. camels at the fountain.
19 And she finished giving drink to 31 And he said, Come in, blessed of
him. And she said, I also will draw for Yahweh! Why are you standing
your camels until they have finished outside? I have prepared the house
drinking. and a place for the camels.
20 And she hurried and emptied 32 And the man came into the
her pitcher into the trough. And she house. And he unloaded the camels
again ran to the well to draw, and and gave straw and fodder to the
drew for all his camels. camels, and water to wash his feet
21 And watching her, the man kept and the feet of the men who were
silent in order to know if Yahweh had with him.
prospered his way, or not. 33 And food was set before him to
22 And it happened when the eat, but he said, I will not eat until I
camels had finished drinking, the have spoken my message. And he
man took a golden ring, its weighing a said, Speak.
half shekel, and two bracelets for her 34 And he said, I am the slave of
hands, ten of gold their weighing. Abraham.
23 And he said, Whose daughter 35 And Yahweh has blessed my
are you? Please tell me, is there room master much, and he is great. And He
for us to stay in your father's house? has given to him flocks and herds,
24 And she said to him, I am the and silver and gold, and male slaves
daughter of Bethuel, the son of and slave-girls, and camels and asses.
Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor. 36 And my master's wife bore a
25 And she said to him, Both straw son to my master when she was old,
and fodder are plentiful with us, also and he has given to him all that is his.
a room to pass the night. 37 And my master caused me to
26 And the man bowed and swear, saying, You shall not take a
worshiped Yahweh. wife for my son from the daughters of
27 And he said, Blessed be the Canaanite, in whose land I live.
Yahweh, Elohim of my master 38 But you shall go to the house of
Abraham, who has not left off His my father and to my family and you
kindness and His truth with my shall take a wife for my son.
master, I being in the way, Yahweh 39 And I said to my master,
guided me to the house of the brother Perhaps the woman will not go after
of my master. me.
28 And the girl ran and told these 40 And he said to me, Yahweh,
things to the house of her mother. before whom I walk, will send His
29 And Rebekah had a brother, his Messenger with you and prosper your
name being Laban. And Laban ran way. And you shall take a wife for my
out to the man, to the fountain. son from my family, from my father's
30 And it happened when he saw house.
the ring, and the bracelets on his 41 Then you shall be released from
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family, and if they do not give one to 50 And Laban and Bethuel
you; then you shall be released from answered and said, The thing has
my oath. come from Yahweh; we are not able
42 And today I came to the well. to speak to you good or evil.
And I said, Yahweh, Elohim of my 51 Behold! Rebekah is before you,
master Abraham, I pray, if You will, take her and go. And let her become
prosper the way in which I am about the wife of the son of your master, as
to go. Yahweh has spoken.
43 Behold! I stand at the well of 52 And it happened when the slave
water, and when the virgin comes out of Abraham heard their words, he
to draw water, and I say to her, Please bowed himself to the earth to
let me drink a little water from your Yahweh.
pitcher, 53 And the slave brought out
44 and she says to me, Both you vessels of silver and vessels of gold
drink and also I will draw for your and garments, and he gave to
camels, may she be the woman whom Rebekah. And he gave precious things
Yahweh has approved for my master's to her brother and to her mother.
son. 54 And they ate and drank, he and
45 Before I had finished speaking the men who were with him; and they
within my heart, even behold, stayed the night. And they rose up in
Rebekah was coming out, her pitcher the morning, and he said, Send me
on her shoulder. And she went down away to my master.
to the well and drew. And I said to 55 And her brother and her mother
her, Please let me drink. said, Let the girl stay with us, perhaps
46 And she hurried and let down ten days. Afterwards she may go.
her pitcher from her and said, Drink, 56 And he said to them, Do not
and I also will water your camels. And delay me, for Yahweh has prospered
I drank, and also she watered the my way. Send me away that I may go
camels. to my master.
47 And I asked her and I said, 57 And they said, we will call the
Whose daughter are you? And she girl and inquire of her mouth.
said, The daughter of Bethuel the son 58 And they called Rebekah and
of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him. said to her, Will you go with this
And I put the ring on her nose, and man? And she said, I will go.
the bracelets on her hands. 59 And they sent away their sister
48 And I bowed and worshiped Rebekah, and her nurse, and
Yahweh, and I blessed Yahweh, Abraham's slave and his men.
Elohim of my master Abraham, who 60 And they blessed Rebekah, and
had guided me in the true way, to said to her, Our sister, may you
take for his son the daughter of the become myriads of thousands, and
brother of my master. may your seed possess the gate of the
49 And now, if you are going to do ones hating them.
kindness and truth with my master, 61 And Rebekah and her maidens
tell me. And if not, tell me so that I rose up, and they rode on the camels
may turn to the right or to the left. and went after the man. And the slave
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62 And Isaac had come from the from his son Isaac, while he was still
gate Lahai-roi (the Well of the Living alive to an eastern land.
One, My Seer). And he was dwelling 7 And these are the days of the
in the land of the Negev. years of the life of Abraham, which he
63 And Isaac had gone out to lived, one hundred seventy five years.
meditate in the field as it turned 8 And Abraham breathed out and
evening. And he raised his eyes and died in a good old age, aged and
looked. And behold, camels were satisfied, and was gathered to his
coming. people.
64 And Rebekah lifted her eyes 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael
and she saw Isaac. And she buried him at the cave of Machpelah,
dismounted from the camel. at the field of Ephron the son of
65 And she said to the slave, Who Zohar the Hittite which is before
is this man walking in the field to Mamre,
meet us? And the slave said, It is my 10 the field which Abraham bought
master. And she took the veil and from the sons of Heth. Abraham and
covered herself. his wife Sarah were buried there.
66 And the slave told Isaac all the 11 And it happened after the death
things that he had done. of Abraham, Elohim blessed his son
67 And Isaac brought her into the Isaac. And Isaac lived by The Well of
tent of his mother Sarah. And he took the Living One, My Seer.
Rebekah, and she became his wife; 12 And these are the generations of
and he loved her. And Isaac was Ishmael, the son of Abraham, whom
comforted after his mother. Hagar the Egyptian, the slave-girl of
Sarah, bore to Abraham.
Chapter 25 13 And these are the names of the
sons of Ishmael, by their names,
1 And Abraham added and took a according to their generations: the
wife, and her name was Keturah. first-born of Ishmael was Nebajoth;
2 And she bore to him Zimran, and then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, 14 and Mishma, and Dumah, and
and Ishbak, and Shuah. Massa,
3 And Jokshan fathered Sheba and 15 Hadad, and Tema, and Jetur,
Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Naphish, and Kedemah.
Asshurim, and Letushim and 16 These were the sons of Ishmael,
Leummim. and these their names in their
4 And the sons of Midian: Ephah, settlements and in their camps,
and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, twelve chiefs according to their
and Eldaah. All these were the sons nations.
of Keturah. 17 And these were the years of the
5 And Abraham gave all that was life of Ishmael, a hundred thirty seven
his to Isaac. years. And he breathed out and died,
6 And to the sons of the concubines and was gathered to his people.
who were to Abraham, Abraham gave 18 And they lived from Havilah to
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come toward Assyria; he settled 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Please


facing all his brothers. let me eat of the red, this red soup,
19 And these were the generations for I am faint. On account of this his
of Isaac, the son of Abraham: name is called Edom.
Abraham fathered Isaac. 31 And Jacob said, Sell me your
20 And Isaac was a son of forty birthright today.
years when he took Rebekah, the 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am
daughter of Bethuel the Aramean going to die, and what good is this, a
from Padan-aram, the sister of Laban birthright to me?
the Aramean, to him for a wife. 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me
21 And Isaac prayed to Yahweh on today. And he swore to him and sold
behalf of his wife for she was barren. his birthright to Jacob.
And Yahweh was entreated for him, 34 And Jacob gave bread and soup
and his wife Rebekah conceived. of lentils to Esau. And he ate and
22 And the sons struggled together drank, and rose up and left. And Esau
within her. And she said, If this is despised the birthright.
right, why am I this way? And she
went to inquire of Yahweh. Chapter 26
23 And Yahweh said to her, Two
nations are in your womb; even two 1 And a famine was in the land
peoples shall break from your body. besides the famine in the days of
And one people shall be stronger than Abraham. And Isaac went to
the other people; and the elder shall Abimelech king of the Philistines, to
serve the younger. Gerar.
24 And her days were fulfilled to 2 And Yahweh appeared to him
bear. And behold! Twins were in her and said, Do not go down into Egypt;
womb. but dwell in the land which I shall say
25 And the first came out, all of to you.
him red like a hairy robe; and they 3 Stay in this land, and I will be
called his name Esau. with you and bless you, for to you and
26 And afterward his brother came to your seed I will give all these lands.
out, and his hand was holding to the And I will cause to rise My oath which
heel of Esau; and his name was called I swore to your father Abraham.
Jacob. And Isaac was a son of sixty 4 And I will increase your seed like
years when she bore them. the stars of the heavens, and I will
27 And the boys grew up. And Esau give to your seed all these lands. And
became a man knowing hunting, a all the nations of the earth shall bless
man of the field. And Jacob was a themselves in your Seed,
simple man, living in tents. 5 because Abraham listened to My
28 And Isaac loved Esau, for game voice and heeded My charge, My
was in his mouth. And Rebekah loved commandments, My statutes, and My
Jacob. Torah.
29 And Jacob boiled soup. And 6 And Isaac lived in Gerar.
Esau came from the field, and he was 7 And the men of the place asked
faint. about his wife. And he said, She is my
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wife, lest the men of the place kill me the death of Abraham. And he called
on account of Rebekah, for she was names to them like the names which
beautiful of form. his father had called them.
8 And it happened when his days 19 And Isaac's slaves dug in the
were many to him there, Abimelech torrent-bed, and they found there a
king of the Philistines looked through well of flowing water.
the window and saw; and, behold, 20 And the shepherds of Gerar
Isaac was sporting with his wife fought with the shepherds of Isaac,
Rebekah. saying, The water is ours; and he
9 And Abimelech called Isaac and called the name of the well,
said, See, surely she is your wife, and Contention, for they had contended
how have you said, She is my sister? with him.
And Isaac said to him, Because I said, 21 And they dug another well, and
lest I die on account of her. they also fought over it; and he called
10 And Abimelech said, What is its name, Opposition.
this you have done to us? One of the 22 And he moved from there and
people had in a little lain with your dug another well, and they did not
wife, and you would have brought on fight over it; and he called its name,
us guilt. Broad Places. And he said, For now
11 And Abimelech commanded all Yahweh has broadened for us and we
the people, saying, Anyone touching shall be fruitful in the land.
this man and his wife surely shall die. 23 And he went from there to
12 And Isaac sowed in that land. Beer-sheba.
And a hundredfold was found in that 24 And Yahweh appeared to him in
year, and Yahweh blessed him. the same night, and said, I am the
13 And the man grew great, and he Elohim of your father Abraham; do
went on, going on to be great, until he not fear, for I am with you; and I will
became exceedingly great. bless you and increase your seed,
14 And possessions of flocks and because of My servant Abraham.
possessions of herds, and many slaves 25 And he built an altar there and
were his. And the Philistines envied called on the name of Yahweh. And
him. he pitched his tent there. And the
15 And all the wells which the slaves of Isaac dug a well there.
slaves of his father dug in the days of 26 And Abimelech went to him
his father Abraham, the Philistines from Gerar, and his aide Ahuzzath,
had stopped them and filled them and Phicol the general of his army.
with dirt. 27 And Isaac said to them, Why
16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go have you come to me, since you hate
from us, for you are stronger than we. me and sent me away from you?
17 And Isaac went from there and 28 And they said, Since we plainly
camped in Gerar Valley, and lived have seen that Yahweh has been with
there. you, and we have said, let there be an
18 And Isaac returned and dug the oath now between us, between us and
wells of water which they dug in the you, and let us cut a covenant with
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29 whether you will do with us evil, to the field to hunt game, to bring it
as we did not touch you, and as we in.
did only good with you, and we sent 6 And Rebekah spoke to her son
you away in peace you now being Jacob, saying, Behold, I heard your
blessed of Yahweh. father speaking to your brother Esau
30 And he made a feast for them, saying,
and they ate and drank. 7 Bring game to me and make
31 And they started up early at delicious meat that I may eat, that I
dawn, and each swore to his brother. may bless you before Yahweh before
And Isaac sent them away, and they my death.
left him in peace. 8 And now my son hear my voice,
32 And it happened on that day that which I command you.
Isaac's slaves came and told him 9 Go now to the flock and bring me
about the well which they had dug, from there two good kids of the goats.
and said to him, We found water. And I will make them into delicious
33 And he called it Sheba; so the things for your father which he loves;
name of the city is The Well of Sheba 10 and you shall bring it to your
until this day. father and let him eat, so that he may
34 And Esau was a son of forty bless you before his death.
years. And he took a wife, Judith, the 11 And Jacob said to his mother
daughter of Beeri the Hittite; also Rebekah, Behold, my brother Esau is
Basemath the daughter of Elon the a hairy man, and I a smooth man.
Hittite. 12 Perhaps my father will feel me,
35 And they were a grief of spirit to and I shall be like a deceiver in his
Isaac and to Rebecca. eyes, and I shall bring a curse on me,
and not blessing.
Chapter 27 13 And his mother said to him,
Your curse be on me, my son; only
1 And it happened when Isaac was listen to my voice and go, take for me.
old and his eyes were dim for seeing, 14 And he went and took and came
he called his elder son Esau and said to his mother. And his mother made
to him, My son! And he said to him, I savory meat, such as his father loved.
am here. 15 And Rebekah took the clothing
2 And he said, Behold! Now, I am of her elder son Esau, the costly ones
old; I do not know the day of my which were with her in the house.
death. And she dressed her younger son
3 And now please lift up your Jacob;
weapons, your quiver and your bow, 16 and she put the skins of the kids
and go to the field and hunt game for of the goats on his hands, and on the
me. smoothness of his neck.
4 And make for me savory meat, 17 And she put the savory meat
such as I love, and bring to me, and I and the bread which she had made in
will eat; so that my soul may bless the hand of her son Jacob.
you before I die. 18 And he went in to his father and
5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac said, My father. And he said, I am
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19 And Jacob said to his father, I 30 And it happened that when


am your first-born, Esau. I have done Isaac had made an end of blessing
as you said to me. Rise up now, sit Jacob, then it came about that Jacob
and eat of my game, so that your soul had hardly left his father Isaac, and
may bless me. his brother Esau came in from his
20 And Isaac said to his son, How hunting.
then have you so quickly found it, my 31 And he also made savory meat
son? And he said, Because Yahweh and came to his father. And he said to
your Elohim made it come to me. his father, Let my father rise and eat
21 And Isaac said to Jacob, Come from the game of his son, so that your
near now and let me feel you, whether soul may bless me.
then you are my son Esau, or not. 32 And his father Isaac said to
22 And Jacob came near to his him, Who are you? And he said, I am
father Isaac. And he felt him, and he your son, your first-born, Esau.
said, The voice is the voice of Jacob 33 And Isaac was terrified with a
and the hands are Esau's hands. very great anxiety. And he said, Who
23 And he did not know him, then was the one who hunted game
because his hands were like the hairy and came to me; and I ate from it all
hands of his brother Esau. And he before you came; and I blessed him?
blessed him. Yea, he shall be blessed.
24 And he said, Are you then my 34 When Esau heard the words of
son Esau? And he said, I am. his father he cried out a great and
25 And he said, Bring to me and let very bitter cry. And he said to his
me eat of my son's game, so that my father, Bless me, me also, my father.
soul may bless you. And he came near 35 And he said, Your brother came
to him; and he took and he ate. And with deceit and took your blessing.
he came to him, and he drank wine. 36 And he said, It is because his
26 And his father Isaac said to name is called Jacob, and this twice
him, Now come and kiss me, my son. he took me by the heel and defrauded
27 And he came near and kissed me; he took my birthright and,
him. And he smelled the smell of his behold, now he has taken my
clothes. And he blessed him, and said, blessing. And he said, Have you not
See, the smell of my son is as the reserved a blessing for me?
smell of a field which Yahweh has 37 And Isaac answered and said to
blessed. Esau, Behold, I have set him over you
28 And may Elohim give you of the as a ruler, and I have given him all his
dew of the heavens, and of the fatness brothers for servants; I have girded
of the earth, and much grain and him with grain and wine. And what
wine. then can I do for you, my son?
29 May the nations serve you and 38 And Esau said to his father, Is
peoples bow to you; be a ruler to your one blessing left to you, my father?
brothers, and may your mother's sons Bless me also, my father. And Esau
bow to you, and cursed be those who lifted up his voice and wept.
curse you, and blessed be those who 39 And his father Isaac answered
bless you. and said to him, Behold, your
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earth and from the dew of the from there, from the daughters of
heavens above; Laban the brother of your mother.
40 and you shall live by your 3 And may El Shaddai bless you
sword, and you shall serve your and make you fruitful, and multiple
brother; and when it shall be that you you; and may you become an
have the dominion, you shall break assembly of people.
his yoke from your neck. 4 And may He give to you the
41 And Esau hated Jacob because blessing of Abraham, to you and to
of the blessing with which his father your seed with you, for you to possess
had blessed him. And Esau said in his the land of your travels, which
heart, The days of mourning for my Elohim gave to Abraham.
father are near; then I will kill my 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob. And
brother Jacob. he went to Padan-aram, to Laban, the
42 And the words of her older son son of Bethuel the Aramean, brother
Esau were told to Rebekah. And she of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and
sent and called her younger son Esau.
Jacob. And she said to him, Behold! 6 And Esau saw that Isaac had
Your brother Esau is going to ease blessed Jacob, and had sent him away
himself on you, to kill you. to Padan-aram to take a wife for
43 And now, my son, listen to my himself from there. In his blessing he
voice, and rise, flee for yourself to my had commanded him, saying, You
brother Laban, to Haran. shall not take a wife from the
44 And stay with him some days daughters of Canaan;
until your brother's fury turns away, 7 and that Jacob listened to his
45 until your brother's anger turns father and his mother, and went to
back from you, and he forgets what Padan-aram.
you have done to him. And I will send 8 And when Esau saw that the
and take you from there. Why should daughters of Canaan were evil in the
I also be bereaved of two of you in eyes of his father Isaac,
one day? 9 then Esau went to Ishmael and
46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am took Mahalath the daughter of
weary of my life from the daughters Ishmael, the son of Abraham,
of Heth. If Jacob takes a wife from Nebajoth's sister. To his wives he
the daughters of Heth, like these from added her for his wife.
the daughters of the land, what is my 10 And Jacob went out from Beer-
life to me? Sheba and went toward Haran.
11 And he came on a place and
Chapter 28 stayed the night there, for the sun had
gone. And he took stones of the place
1 And Isaac called Jacob. And he and placed them at his head; and he
blessed him and commanded him, lay down in that place.
and said to him, You shall not take a 12 And he dreamed. And, behold, a
wife from the daughters of Canaan. staircase was placed on the earth, its
2 Go up, go to Padan-aram, to the top reaching to the heavens. And,
house of Bethuel your mother's behold, the messengers of Elohim
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13 And, behold, Yahweh stood which You shall give to me, I will tithe
above it and said, I am Yahweh the the tenth to You.
Elohim of your father Abraham, and
the Elohim of Isaac; the land on Chapter 29
which you are lying, I will give it to
you and to your seed. 1 And Jacob lifted his feet and went
14 And your seed shall be as the to the land of the sons of the east.
dust of the earth, and you shall 2 And he looked, and, behold, a
spread to the west and to the east and well in the field. And, behold, three
to the north and to the south; and all flocks of sheep were lying by it; for
the families of the earth shall be from that well they watered the
blessed in you and in your Seed. flocks, and the stone on the mouth of
15 And, behold, I will be with you the well was great.
and will guard you in every place in 3 And all the flocks were usually
which you may go, and will bring you gathered there, and they rolled the
back to this land; for I will not forsake stone off the mouth of the well and
you until I have surely done that watered the sheep, and replaced the
which I have spoken to you. stone on the mouth of the well, to its
16 And Jacob awakened from his place.
sleep, and said, Surely Yahweh is in 4 And Jacob said to them, My
this place, and I did not know. brothers, from where are you? And
17 And he was afraid, and said, they said, We are from Haran.
How fearful is this place! This is 5 And he said to them, Do you
nothing except the house of Elohim, know Laban the son of Nahor? And
and this is the door to Heaven. they said, We know him.
18 And Jacob started up early in 6 And he said to them, Well-being
the morning and took the stone which to him? And they said, Well-being.
he had placed at his head, and he And, behold, his daughter Rachel is
placed it as a pillar; and he poured oil coming with the sheep.
on the top of it. 7 And he said, Behold, the day is
19 And he called the name of that still high; it is not time to gather the
place, The House of El (Beit El). And livestock. Water the sheep and go
yet the name of the city was at first feed them.
Luz. 8 And they said, We are not able
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, until all the flocks are gathered and
If Elohim is with me and keeps me in they roll the stone from the mouth of
this way which I am going, and gives the well; then we water the sheep.
to me bread to eat and clothing to 9 He still was speaking with them,
wear, and Rachel came with the sheep
21 and I return in peace to the which were her father's; for she was
house of my father, then Yahweh feeding them.
shall be my Elohim, 10 And it happened when Jacob
22 and this sandstone which I saw Rachel the daughter of Laban,
have placed as a memorial pillar shall brother to his mother, and the sheep
become the house of Elohim; and all of Laban, his mother's brother, Jacob
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the mouth of the well and watered the 24 And Laban gave to her Zilpah,
sheep of Laban, his mother's brother. his slave-girl, to his daughter Leah as
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel and a slave.
lifted up his voice and wept. 25 And it happened in the
12 And Jacob told Rachel that he morning; behold! She was Leah. And
was her father's brother, and that he he said to Laban, What have you done
was the son of Rebekah. And she ran to me? Did I not serve with you for
and told her father. Rachel? And why have you tricked
13 And it happened when Laban me?
heard the report of Jacob, his sister's 26 And Laban said, It is not done
son, he ran to meet him and this way in our place, to give the
embraced him and kissed him. And younger before the first-born.
he took him to his house. And he told 27 Fulfill the week of this one and
Laban all these things. we will also give you this other one,
14 And Laban said to him, Truly for the service which you will serve
you are my bone and my flesh. And with me, yet another seven years.
he lived with him a month of days. 28 And Jacob did so, and he
15 And Laban said to Jacob, are fulfilled the week of this one, and he
you not my brother? And should you gave to him his daughter Rachel, to
serve me for nothing? Tell me, what him for a wife.
shall be your wages? 29 And Laban gave his slave-girl
16 And Laban had two daughters, Bilhah to his daughter Rachel, to her
the name of the older, Leah, and the for a slave-girl.
name of the younger, Rachel. 30 And he also went in to Rachel,
17 And the eyes of Leah were weak, and he also loved Rachel more than
and Rachel was beautiful of form and Leah. And he served with him yet
beautiful of appearance. another seven years.
18 And Jacob loved Rachel, and 31 And Yahweh saw that Leah was
said, I will serve you seven years for hated. And He opened her womb, but
Rachel, your younger daughter. Rachel was barren.
19 And Laban said, It is better for 32 And Leah conceived and bore a
me to give her to you than to give her son. And she called his name Reuben;
to another man; live with me. for she said, Surely Yahweh has
20 And Jacob served seven years looked on my affliction, for now my
for Rachel; and they were in his eyes husband will love me.
like a few days, in his love for her. 33 And she conceived again and
21 And Jacob said to Laban, Give bore a son, and said, Surely Yahweh
my wife, for my days are completed. has heard that I am hated and has
And let me go in to her. given this one to me also. And she
22 And Laban gathered all the men called his name Simeon.
of the place and made a feast. 34 And she conceived again and
23 And it happened in the evening, bore a son. And she said, Now, this
he took his daughter Leah and time my husband will be joined to
brought her to him; and he went in to me, because I have borne to him
her. three sons. So his name was called
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35 And she conceived again and 12 And Zilpah, Leah's slave-girl,


bore a son. And she said, This time I bore a second son to Jacob.
will praise Yahweh. So she called his 13 And Leah said, In my
name Judah. And she ceased from happiness; for the daughters shall call
bearing. me happy. And she called his name
Asher.
Chapter 30 14 And in the days of wheat
harvest Reuben went out and found
1 And Rachel saw that she did not mandrakes in the field. And he
bear to Jacob, and Rachel was jealous brought them to his mother Leah.
of her sister. And she said to Jacob, And Rachel said to Leah, Please give
Give me sons; and if there is none, I to me from the mandrakes of your
shall die. son.
2 And Jacob's anger glowed against 15 And she said to her, is your
Rachel, and he said, Am I in Elohim's taking my husband a little thing? Will
place, who has kept you from the you also take my son's love-apples?
fruit of the womb? And Rachel said, So he shall be with
3 And she said, Behold my servant you tonight, for your son's
Bilhah! Go in to her and let her bear mandrakes.
on my knees; yea, let me be built up 16 And Jacob came in from the
from her, me also. field at evening. And Leah went out to
4 And she gave her slave-girl meet him. And she said, You must
Bilhah to him for a wife. And Jacob come in to me, for surely I have hired
went in to her. you with my son's mandrakes. And he
5 And Bilhah conceived and bore a lay with her during that night.
son to Jacob. 17 And Elohim listened to Leah,
6 And Rachel said, Elohim has and she conceived and bore a fifth
judged and has also heard my voice, son to Jacob.
and has given me a son. So she called 18 And Leah said, Elohim has
his name Dan. given my hire; I gave my slave-girl to
7 And Bilhah, Rachel's slave-girl, my husband. And she called his name
conceived again, and bore a second Issachar.
son to Jacob. 19 And Leah conceived again and
8 And Rachel said, With struggles bore a sixth son to Jacob.
of Elohim I have struggled with my 20 And Leah said, Elohim has
sister; yea, I have prevailed. And she given me a good present. This time
called his name Naphtali. my husband will live with me,
9 And Leah saw that she had because I have borne six sons to him.
ceased from bearing. And she took And she called his name Zebulun.
Zilpah, her slave-girl, and gave her to 21 And afterwards she bore a
Jacob for a wife. daughter and called her name Dinah.
10 And Leah's slave-girl Zilpah 22 And Elohim remembered
bore a son to Jacob. Rachel; and Elohim listened to her
11 And Leah said, With fortune. and opened her womb.
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23 And she conceived and bore a 34 And Laban said, Yes, if it be so


son. And she said, Elohim has taken let it be as you speak.
away my reproach. 35 And he turned out in that day
24 And she called his name all the striped and spotted lambs, and
Joseph, saying, May Yahweh add to all the speckled and spotted goats,
me another son. every one which had white, and every
25 And it happened when Rachel black one among the lambs. And he
had borne Joseph, Jacob said to gave them into the hands of his sons.
Laban, Send me away so I may go to 36 And he put three days journey
my own place and to my land. between himself and Jacob. And
26 Give my wives and my children, Jacob was feeding the remaining
for whom I have served you, and let flocks of Laban.
me go. For you know my service with 37 And Jacob took for himself rods
which I have served you. of a fresh white popular tree, and the
27 And Laban said to him, Please, almond and plane tree. And he peeled
if I have found favor in your eyes, white stripes in them, laying bare the
stay. I have seen omens, also Yahweh white on the rods.
has blessed me because of you. 38 And he set the rods which he
28 And he said, Set your wages on had peeled by the troughs, by the
me and I will give. water troughs where the flocks came
29 And he said to him, You know to drink, across from the flocks. And
how I have served you and what your they were in heat when they came to
livestock has become with me. drink.
30 For little was yours before my 39 And the flocks were in heat
presence, and it has spread out into a before the rods and bore striped,
host. And Yahweh has blessed you at speckled and spotted offspring.
my foot. And now when shall I work 40 And Jacob separated the lambs,
for my house, I also? and he set the faces of the flock
31 And he said, What shall I give toward the striped, and every black
you? And Jacob said, You shall not one in the flocks of Laban. And he put
give me anything. If you will do this his own droves by themselves, and
thing for me, I will remain. I will feed did not put them with the flock of
your flock and keep it. Laban.
32 I will pass among all your flock 41 And it happened that whenever
today, taking from there every the strong flocks conceived, Jacob
speckled and spotted sheep, and placed the rods before the eyes of the
every black sheep among the lambs, flocks, before the troughs, that they
also the spotted and speckled goats; might conceive by the rods.
these shall be my wages. 42 And the flocks being feeble, he
33 And my righteousness shall did not set them. And usually it
testify for me in the day to come. happened that the weak were for
When you come in about my wages, Laban, and the strong for Jacob.
before your face everyone that is not 43 And the man increased very
speckled and spotted among the much, and many flocks were his, and
goats, and black among the lambs, it slave-girls, and male slaves, and
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spotted. For I have seen all that


Chapter 31 Laban is doing to you.
13 I am the El of Bethel, there
1 And he heard the words of the where you anointed the pillar, where
sons of Laban, saying, Jacob has you vowed a vow to Me. Now rise up;
taken away all that was to our father, go out of this land and go back to the
and from that which was to our land of your kindred.
father he has gotten all this wealth. 14 And Rachel and Leah answered
2 And Jacob saw the face of Laban, and said to him, Is there yet to us a
and, behold, it was not toward him as portion and an inheritance in the
before. house of our father?
3 And Yahweh said to Jacob, Go 15 Are we not counted strangers by
back to the land of your fathers and to him. For he has sold us, and selling
your kindred. And I will be with you. he has sold us for silver.
4 And Jacob sent and called for 16 For all the wealth which Elohim
Rachel and for Leah to come to the has taken from our father, it is for us
field, to his flocks. and for our sons. And now all that
5 And he said to them, I see your which Elohim has said to you, do.
father's face, that it is not toward me 17 And Jacob arose and set his
as before. But the Elohim of my sons and his wives on camels.
father has been with me. 18 And he drove all the livestock,
6 And you know that with all my and he took all his goods which he
power I have served your father. had gotten, livestock of his property
7 And your father has cheated me which he had gotten in Padan-aram,
and has changed my wages ten times. to come to his father Isaac, to the
And Elohim has not let him do evil to land of Canaan.
me. 19 And Laban went to shear his
8 And if he said this: The speckled sheep. And Rachel stole the terafeen
shall be your wages, then all the (household) idols which were her
flocks bore speckled. And if he said father's.
this, The striped shall be your wages, 20 And Jacob deceived the heart of
then all the flocks bore striped. Laban the Syrian, for he did not tell
9 And Elohim has taken away the him that he was about to flee.
livestock of your father and has given 21 And he and all that was to him
to me. fled. And he rose up and crossed the
10 And it happened at the time the River and set his face to Mount
flock was in heat, I lifted up my eyes Gilead.
and saw in a dream: And behold! The 22 And on the third day Laban was
rams leaping on the flock were told that Jacob had fled.
striped, speckled, and spotted. 23 And he took his brothers with
11 And the Messenger of Elohim him and pursued him, seven days
spoke to me in a dream, Jacob! And I journey. And he overtook him in the
said, I am here. Mountain of Gilead.
12 And He said, Lift up your eyes 24 And Elohim came to Laban the
and see all the rams leaping on the Syrian in a dream of the night, and
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that you not speak with Jacob from them. And Laban felt around all the
good to evil. tent, but did not find.
25 And Laban overtook Jacob. And 35 And she said to her father, Let
Jacob had pitched his tent at the no
Mount. And Laban with his brothers anger be in the eyes of my master, for
had pitched at Mount Gilead. I am not able to rise before your face,
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What for the way of women is to me. And
have you done? And you have he searched for and did not find the
deceived my heart and have taken my household idols.
daughters like captives of the sword. 36 And Jacob was angry, and he
27 Why did you hide so as to flee, argued with Laban. And Jacob
and have deceived me and have not answered and said to Laban, What is
told me. And I would have sent you my transgression; what is my sin that
away with rejoicing and with music, you have hotly pursued me?
with tabret and with harp. 37 For you have felt around all my
28 And you have not let me kiss articles; what have you found from all
my sons and my daughters. Now you the articles of your house? Set it here
have been foolish to do this. before my brothers and your brothers
29 It is in the power of my hand to and let them decide between the two
do you harm. But the Elohim of your of us.
fathers spoke to me last night, saying, 38 Now I was with you twenty
Watch out for yourself that you do years. Your ewes and your she-goats
not speak with Jacob from good to have not failed to bear, and I have not
evil. eaten the rams of your flock.
30 And now surely you have gone 39 I did not bring to you the
because you have longed after your mangled; I replaced it. From my hand
father's house. Why have you stolen you exacted it, that stolen by day and
my gods? that stolen by night.
31 And Jacob answered and said to 40 I was there; by day the heat
Laban, Because I was afraid. For I consumed me, and the cold by night.
said, Lest by force you take your And my sleep fled from my eyes.
daughters from me. 41 Now I have been twenty years in
32 With whomever you find your your house; I served you fourteen
Elohims, he shall not live before our years for your two daughters and six
brothers here. See for yourself what is years for your flock. And you have
with me, and take it to you. For Jacob changed my wages ten times.
did not know that Rachel had stolen 42 Except the Elohim of my father,
them. the Elohim of Abraham and the Fear
33 And Laban went into Jacob's of Isaac, had been for me, truly now
tent and into Leah's tent, and into the you would have sent me away empty.
tent of the two slave-girls; and he did Elohim has seen my affliction and the
not find. And he went out of Leah's toil of my palm, and last night He
tent and came into Rachel's tent. judged.
34 And Rachel had taken the 43 And Laban answered and said
household idols and put them into to Jacob, The daughters are my
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the flocks are my flocks; yea, all 54 And Jacob sacrificed a sacrifice
which you see, it is mine and my on the mountain, and called his
daughters'. What can I do to these brothers to eat bread. And they ate
today, or to their sons whom they bread and lodged on the mountain.
have borne? 55 And Laban rose up early in the
44 And now come, let us cut a morning and kissed his sons and his
covenant, you and me; and let it be a daughters and blessed them. And
witness between you and me. Laban went away and returned to his
45 And Jacob took a stone and set own place.
it up as a memorial.
46 And Jacob said to his brothers, Chapter 32
Gather stones. And they took stones
and they made a memorial pillar. 1 And Jacob went on his way, and
47 And Laban called it, Heap of the the cherubs of Elohim met him.
Testimony. And Jacob called it in 2 And when he saw them, Jacob
Hebrew, Galeed (Heap of said, This is the camp of Elohim. And
Testimony). he called the name of that place,
48 And Laban said, This heap is a Mahanaim ( Two Camps).
witness between you and between me 3 And Jacob sent messengers
today; so he called its name Galeed before his face to his brother Esau, to
(Heap of Testimony); the land of Seir, the field of Edom.
49 also, Mitzpah (Watchtower); 4 And he commanded them,
for he said, May Yahweh watch saying, You shall say to my master, to
between you and me, for we are Esau: Your servant Jacob says this: I
hidden, when we are out of sight, have sojourned with Laban and
each from his neighbor. remained until now.
50 If you will not afflict my 5 And it is mine to have oxen, and
daughters, and if you will not take asses, flocks, and slaves and slave-
wives above my daughters, no man is girls. And I have sent to tell my
with us. Behold! Elohim is a witness master, to find favor in your eyes.
between you and me. 6 And the messengers came back
51 And Laban said to Jacob, to Jacob, saying, We came to your
Behold this heap, and behold the brother Esau, and also he is coming
pillar which I have set between you to meet you, and four hundred men
and me. are with him.
52 This heap is a witness, and the 7 And Jacob was afraid, and he was
pillar is a testimony. As for me, I will very distressed. And he divided the
not pass over this heap to you; and as people with him, and the flocks, and
for you, you will not pass over this the herds, and the camels, into two
heap and this pillar for evil to me. camps.
53 The Elohim of Abraham, the 8 And he said, If Esau comes to the
Elohim of Nahor, the Elohim of their one company and strikes it, then it
father, let judge between us. And will be, the company that is left shall
Jacob swore by the Fear of his father escape.
Isaac. 9 And Jacob said, Oh Elohim of my
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father Isaac, Yahweh, who said to me, 20 And you shall also say, Behold,
Go back to your land and to your your servant Jacob is behind us. For
kindred and I will deal well with you. he said, I will cover his face by the
10 I am not worthy of all the present, the one going before my face,
mercies and all the truth which You and afterward I will see his face;
have done for Your servant, for I perhaps he will lift up my face.
passed over this Jordan with my staff, 21 And the present passed before
and now I have become two his face, and he remained in the camp
companies. that night.
11 Deliver me, I pray, from the 22 And he rose up that night and
hand of my brother, from the hand of took his two wives, and his two slave-
Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and girls, and his eleven children. And he
strike me, mother to sons. passed over the ford Jabbok.
12 And You said, dealing I will deal 23 And he took them and sent
well with you, and I will make your them over the stream, and sent over
seed like the sand of the sea, which that which was his.
cannot be numbered for multitude. 24 And Jacob was left alone. And a
13 And he remained there that Man wrestled with him until the
night. And he took a present from rising of the dawn.
what came into his hand, for his 25 And He saw that He had not
brother Esau: prevailed against him. And He
14 two hundred she-goats, twenty touched on his hip socket, and
he-goats, two hundred rams, Jacob's hip socket was unhinged as
15 thirty nursing camels with their he wrestled with Him.
thirty colts, forty cows and ten bulls, 26 And He said, Send Me away, for
twenty she-asses and ten young asses. the dawn has ascended. And he said, I
16 And he gave into the hand of his will not let You go unless You bless
slaves every drove by itself. And he me.
said to his slaves, Pass over before my 27 And He said to him, What is
face and put a space between drove your name? And he said, Jacob.
and drove. 28 And He said, Your name shall
17 And he commanded the first no longer be called Jacob, but Israel,
ones, saying, When my brother Esau because you have struggled with
meets you and asks, saying, Whose Elohim and with men, and have
are you, and where do you go, and prevailed.
whose are these before your face? 29 And Jacob asked and said,
18 Then you will say, Your servant Please reveal Your name. And He
Jacob's. It is a present sent to my said, Why this that you ask about My
master, to Esau; and, behold, also he name? And He blessed him there.
is behind us. 30 And Jacob called the name of
19 And he also commanded the the place Peniel (Face of El), because
second, also the third, even all the I saw Elohim face to face, and my life
ones going after the droves, saying, is delivered.
You shall speak this word to Esau 31 And the sun rose on him as he
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32 On account of this the sons of take my present from my hands. For I


Israel do not eat the sinew of the have seen your face, like seeing the
thigh that is on the hip socket until face of Elohim; and you are pleased
this day, because He struck on with me.
Jacob's hip socket, on the sinew of the 11 Please take my blessing which
thigh. has been brought to you, because
Elohim has favored me, and because I
Chapter 33 have all things. And he urged him;
and he accepted.
1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes and 12 And he said, Let us depart and
looked. And, behold, Esau was go, and I will go with you.
coming, and four hundred men with 13 And he said to him, My master
him. And he divided the children to knows that the children are tender,
Leah, and to Rachel, and to the two and the flocks and the herds with me
slave-girls. are suckling. And if they overdrive
2 And he put the slave-girls and them one day, all the flocks will die.
their children first; and Leah and her 14 Please let my master go before
children behind: and Rachel and the face of his servant, and I will
Joseph last. move on by stages at my ease,
3 And he passed over in front of according to the feet of the livestock
them and bowed himself to the which are before me, and according
ground seven times until he came to the pace of the boys, until I come
even to his brother. into my master to Seir.
4 And Esau ran to meet him, and 15 And Esau said, Please let me
embraced him, and fell on his neck place with you some of the people
and kissed him. And they wept. who are with me. And he said, Why,
5 And he lifted up his eyes and saw then? Let me find favor in the eyes of
the women and the children. And he my master.
said, Who are these with you? And he 16 And Esau returned on his way
said, The children with whom Elohim toward Seir that day.
has favored your servant. 17 And Jacob traveled to Succoth.
6 And the slave-girls came near, And he built himself a house, and
they and their children; and they made booths for his livestock. For
bowed. this reason he called the name of the
7 And Leah and her children also place Succoth.
came near and bowed. And afterward 18 And Jacob came in peace to the
Rachel and Joseph came near and city of Shechem, which is in the land
bowed. of Canaan, as he came from Padan-
8 And he said, Whose is all this aram. And he camped in front of the
camp which I met? And he said, To city.
find favor in the eyes of my master. 19 And he bought that part of the
9 And Esau said, I have much, my field where he had pitched his tent,
brother. Let what you have be to from the hand of the sons of Hamor,
yourself. the father of Shechem, for a hundred
10 And Jacob said, No, please, if I pieces of money.
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20 And he set up an altar there. in your eyes, and what you say to me I
And he called it, El, the Elohe of will give.
Israel. 12 Heap on me ever so much bride-
price and gift, and I will give as you
Chapter 34 say to me; but give me the girl for a
wife.
1 And Dinah, the daughter of Leah, 13 And the sons of Jacob answered
whom she bore to Jacob, went out to Shechem and his father Hamor,
see the daughters of the land. speaking with deceit because he had
2 And Shechem the son of Hamor defiled their sister Dinah.
the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw 14 And they said to them, We are
her, and took her, and lay with her, not able to do this thing, to give our
and humbled her. sister to a man who is uncircumcised.
3 And his soul clung to Dinah, the For it is a reproach to us.
daughter of Jacob. And he loved the 15 Only on this condition will we
girl, and spoke to the heart of the girl. consent to you; If you will become
4 And Shechem spoke to his father like us, to have every male of yours
Hamor, saying, Take this girl for me circumcised.
for a wife. 16 Then we will give our daughters
5 And Jacob heard that he had to you, and we will take your
defiled his daughter Dinah. And his daughters to us; and we will live with
sons were with his livestock in the you and will become a united (echad)
field. And Jacob kept silent until they people.
had come. 17 And if you do not listen to us, to
6 And Hamor the father of be circumcised, then we will take our
Shechem went out to Jacob to speak daughter, and we will go.
with him. 18 And their words were good in
7 And the sons of Jacob came out the eyes of Hamor and the son of
of the field when they heard, and the Hamor, Shechem.
men were furious, and they were very 19 And the young man did not
angry, because he had done folly in hesitate to do the thing, for he
Israel, to lie with the daughter of delighted in Jacob's daughter. And he
Jacob, and it should not be done in was more honorable than all the
this way. house of his father.
8 And Hamor spoke with them, 20 And Hamor and his son
saying, My son Shechem's soul has Shechem came to the gate of their
longed to your daughter. Please give city. And they spoke with the men of
her to him for a wife. their city, saying,
9 And you intermarry with us; give 21 These men are peaceable with
your daughters to us, and take our us; and, Let them live in the land and
daughters for yourselves. trade in it. And, behold, the land is
10 And live with us, and the land is wide on both hands before them. Let
before you; live and trade in it, and us take their daughters for ourselves
get property in it. for wives, and let us give our
11 And Shechem said to her father, daughters to them.
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22 Only in this way will the men Chapter 35


consent to us to live with us, to
become a united people: that every 1 And Elohim said to Jacob, Rise
male of us be circumcised as they are up, go to Bethel and live there. And
circumcised. make an altar there to El, who
23 Shall not their livestock, and appeared to you when you fled before
their property, and all their beasts of your brother Esau.
burden be ours? Only let us consent 2 And Jacob said to his house, and
to them, and let them live with us. to all those with him, Put away the
24 And all those going out of the strange Elohim in your midst, and
gate of the city listened to Hamor, purify yourselves, and change your
and to his son Shechem. And every clothing.
male was circumcised, all those going 3 And let us rise up and go up to
out of the gate of the city. Bethel. And I will make an altar there
25 And it happened on the third to El, who answered me in the day of
day, they being pained, that the two my distress. And He was with me in
sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, the way in which I went.
Dinah's brothers, each took his 4 And they gave all the strange
sword. And they came on the city in Elohim in their hand to Jacob, and
its security, and killed every male. the earrings which were in their ears.
26 And they killed Hamor and his And Jacob hid them under the oak
son Shechem by the edge of the which was near Shechem.
sword. And they took Dinah from the 5 And they pulled up, and there
house of Shechem, and went out. was the terror of Elohim on the cities
27 The sons of Jacob came on the all around them, and they did not
slain and looted the city, because they pursue the sons of Jacob.
had defiled their sister. 6 And Jacob came to Luz, which is
28 They took their flocks and their in the land of Canaan; it is Bethel, he
herds and their asses, and whatever and all the people with him came.
was in the city, and whatever was in 7 And he built an altar there and
the field. called the place El Bethel; because
29 And they took all their wealth, there the Elohim revealed Himself to
and all their little ones, and their him when he fled from the face of his
wives, and looted all that was in the brother.
house. 8 And Deborah died, the nurse of
30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Rebekah, and she was buried below
to Levi, You have troubled me, to Bethel, under the oak. And he called
make me stink among those living in its name, Oak of Weeping.
the land, among the Canaanites, and 9 And Elohim appeared to Jacob
among the Perizzites. And I being few again when he came out of Padan-
in number, and they gathering aram, and He blessed him.
against me, they will strike me, and I 10 And Elohim said to him, Your
and my house shall be wasted. name is Jacob; your name will not
31 And they said, Should he treat anymore be called Jacob, but Israel
our sister like a harlot? will be your name. And He called his
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11 And Elohim said to him, I am El concubine. And Israel heard. And the
Almighty (Shaddai); be fruitful and sons of Jacob were twelve.
multiply. A nation and a company of 23 The sons of Leah: Reuben,
nations shall be from you. And kings Jacob's first-born; and Simeon, and
shall go forth from your loins. Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and
12 And the land which I gave to Zebulun.
Abraham and to Isaac, I will give it to 24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and
you; and after you I will give the land Benjamin.
to your seed. 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's
13 And Elohim went up from him, slave-girl: Dan and Naphtali.
in the place where He had spoken 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's
with him. slave-girl: Gad and Asher. These were
14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the Jacob's sons who were born in
place where He had spoken with him, Padan-aram.
a pillar of stone. And he poured out a 27 And Jacob came to his father
drink offering on it; and he poured oil Isaac, to Mamre, to the City of Harba;
on it. it is Hebron where Abraham and
15 And Jacob called the name of Isaac resided.
the place, there where Elohim had 28 And the days of Isaac were a
spoken with him, Bethel. hundred and eighty years.
16 And they pulled up stakes from 29 And Isaac gave up the breathe
Bethel. And there was yet a length of and died and was gathered to his
land to come to Ephrath. And Rachel people, old and satisfied of days. And
bore; and she had hard labor in her his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
bearing.
17 And it happened, when she had Chapter 36
hard labor in her bearing, even the
midwife said to her, Do not fear, for 1 And these are the generations of
this also is a son for you. Esau; that is Edom.
18 And it happened, when her soul 2 Esau took his wives from the
was going forth (for she died) even daughters of Canaan: Adah, the
she called his name Benoni (son of daughter of Elon the Hittite; and
my sorrow). But his father called him Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah,
Benyamin (son of my strength). the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
19 And Rachel died and was buried 3 and Basemath, the daughter of
on the way to Ephrath, that is Ishmael, sister of Nebajoth.
Bethlehem. 4 And Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau.
20 And Jacob set up a pillar on her And Basemath bore Reuel.
grave; it is the pillar of Rachel's grave 5 And Oholibamah bore Jeush, and
until today. Jaalam, and Korah. These were the
21 And Israel pulled up and sons of Esau who were born to him in
pitched his tent beyond the Tower of the land of Canaan.
the Flocks. 6 And Esau took his wives, and his
22 And it happened after Israel sons, and his daughters, and all the
lived in that land, that Reuben went souls of his house, and his livestock,
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his property which he had gained in Edom. These were the sons of
Canaan, and he went to a land away Basemath, Esau's wife.
from his brother Jacob. 18 And the sons of Oholibamah,
7 For their possessions had become Esau's wife: Chieftain Jeush,
too great for them to dwell together. Chieftain Jaalam, Chieftain Korah.
And the land was not able to bear These were the chieftains of
their travels, in the presence of their Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah,
livestock. Esau's wife.
8 And Esau dwelt on Mount Seir. 19 These were the sons of Esau,
Esau is Edom. and these their chieftains; he is
9 And these were the generations Edom.
of Esau, the father of Edom on Mount 20 These were the sons of Seir the
Seir; Horite living in the land: Lotan, and
10 these the names of Esau's sons: Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
Eliphaz, the son of Adah, Esau's wife; 21 and Dishon, and Ezer, and
Reuel, the son of Basemath, Esau's Dishan. These were the chieftains of
wife. the Horites, the sons of Seir, in the
11 And the sons of Eliphaz: Teman, land of Edom.
Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. 22 And the sons of Lotan: Hori and
12 And Timna was a concubine to Heman; and Lotan's sister, Timna.
Esau's son, Eliphaz, and she bore 23 And these were the sons of
Amalek to Eliphaz. These were the Shobal: Alvan, and Manahath, and
sons of Esau's wife Adah. Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
13 And the sons of Reuel: Nahath, 24 And these were the sons of
and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. Zibeon, even Aiah and Anah; he is the
These were the sons of Basemath, the Anah who found the hot springs in
wife of Esau. the desert as he fed the asses for his
14 And these were the sons of father Zibeon.
Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, 25 And these were the sons of
the daughter of Zibeon, the wife of Anah: Dishon; and Oholibamah was
Esau; even she bore Jeush to Esau, the daughter of Anah.
and Jaalam, and Korah. 26 And these were the sons of
15 These were the chieftains of the Dishan: Hemdan, and Eshban, and
sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz, the Ithran, and Cheran.
first-born of Esau: Chief Teman, 27 These were the sons of Ezer:
Chief Omar, Chief Zepho, Chief Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
Kenaz, 28 These were the sons of Dishan:
16 Chieftain Korah, Chieftain Uz, and Aran.
Gatam, Chieftain Amalek. These were 29 These were the chieftains of the
the chieftains of Eliphaz in the land of Horites: Chieftain Lotan, Chieftain
Edom. These were the sons of Adah. Shobal, Chieftain Zibeon, Chieftain
17 And these were the sons of Anah,
Reuel, Esau's son: Chieftain Nahath, 30 Chieftain Dishon, Chieftain
Chieftain Zerah, Chieftain Shammah, Ezer, Chieftain Dishan. These were
Chieftain Mizzah. These were the the chieftains of the Horites,
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their chieftains in the land of Seir. land of their possession; he is Esau,


31 And these were the kings who the father of Edom.
reigned in the land of Edom before
the reigning of a king over the sons of Chapter 37
Israel.
32 And Bela the son of Beor 1 And Jacob lived in the land of his
reigned in Edom, and the name of his father's travels, in the land of Canaan.
city, Dinhabah. 2 These are the generations of
33 And Bela died, and Jobab the Jacob: Joseph, a son of seventeen
son of Zerah, from Bozrah, reigned in years, was feeding the flock with his
his place. brothers, with Bilhah's sons and with
34 And Jobab died, and Husham Zilpah's sons, his father's wives. And
from the land of the Temanites he was a youth. And Joseph brought
reigned in his place. an evil report of them to their father.
35 And Husham died, and Hadad 3 And Israel loved Joseph more
the son of Bedad, who smote Midian than all his sons, because he was a
in the field of Moab, reigned in his son of old age to him. And he made a
place; and the name of his city, Avith. coat of many colors reaching to the
36 And Hadad died, and Samlah feet.
from Masrekah reigned in his place. 4 And his brothers saw that their
37 And Samlah died, and Shaul father loved him more than all his
from Rehoboth by the River reigned brothers, and they hated him. And
in his place. they were not able to speak to him for
38 And Shaul died, and Baal- peace.
hanan the son of Achbor reigned in 5 And Joseph dreamed a dream,
his place. and told it to his brothers. And they
39 And Baal-hanan the son of increased to hate him still more.
Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in 6 And he said to them, Now hear
his place. And the name of his city this dream which I have dreamed:
was Pau; and his wife's name, 7 And, behold! We were binding
Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, sheaves in the middle of the field.
the daughter of Mezahab. And, behold, my sheaf rose up and
40 And these were the names of also stood up. And, behold, your
the chieftains of Esau, according to sheaves came around and bowed
their families, according to their themselves to my sheaf.
places, by their names: Chieftain 8 And his brothers said to him,
Timnah, Chieftain Alvah, Chieftain Shall you indeed reign over us, or
Jetheth, shall you really rule over us? And they
41 Chieftain Oholibamah, Chieftain hated him still more because of his
Elah, Chieftain Pinon, dreams, and because of his words.
42 Chieftain Kenaz, Chieftain 9 And he dreamed still another
Teman, Chieftain Mibzar, dream, and told it to his brothers.
43 Chief Magdiel, Chief Iram. And he said, Behold, I have dreamed
These were the chiefs of Edom, another dream: And, behold, the sun
according to their dwellings, in the and the moon and the eleven stars
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10 And he told it to his father, and eaten him. And let us see what will
to his brothers. And his father become of his dreams.
rebuked him, and said to him, What 21 And Reuben heard, and he
is this dream which you have delivered him from their hands, and
dreamed? Shall we indeed come to said, Let us not strike his soul.
bow ourselves to the earth to you, I, 22 And Reuben said to them, Do
your mother, and not shed blood. Throw him into this
your brothers? pit in the desert, but do not lay a
11 And his brothers envied him. hand on him; so that he might deliver
But his father was attentive to the him from their hands, to return him
word. to his
12 And his brothers went to feed father.
the flock of their father in Shechem. 23 And it happened when Joseph
13 And Israel said to Joseph, Are came to his brothers, they stripped
not your brothers feeding the flock in his robe which was on him, from
Shechem? Come, and I will send you Joseph, the long robe reaching to the
to them. And he said to him, I am feet.
here. 24 And they took him and threw
14 And he said to him, Now go, see him into the pit, the pit being empty,
the welfare of your brothers, and the no water in it.
welfare of the flock, and bring word 25 And they sat down to eat bread.
back to me. And he sent him out of And they lifted up their eyes and
the valley of Hebron. And he came to looked. And, behold, a caravan of
Shechem. Ishmaelites coming from Gilead! And
15 And a man found him. And, their camels were bearing spices, and
behold, he was wandering in the balsam gum, and sticky gum, going
field. And the man asked him, saying, down to take them to Egypt.
What do you seek? 26 And Judah said to his brothers,
16 And he said, I am looking for What gain is it that we kill our
my brothers. Please tell me where brother and conceal his blood?
they are feeding the flock. 27 Come, let us sell him to the
17 And the man said, They have left Ishmaelites, and do not let our hand
here, for I heard them say, Let us go be on him. For he is our brother, our
towards Dothan. And Joseph went flesh. And his brothers listened.
after his brothers and found them in 28 And men, Midianites, traders,
Dothan. passed. And they drew up and took
18 And they saw him from a Joseph out of the pit, and they sold
distance. And before he came near to Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty
them, they plotted against him, to kill pieces of silver. And they brought
him. Joseph into Egypt.
19 And they said, each to his 29 And Reuben came back to the
brother, Behold, this master of pit. And, behold, Joseph was not in
dreams is coming. the pit; and he tore his clothes.
20 And, Come now, and let us kill 30 And he returned to his brothers
him, and throw him into one of the and said, The child, he is not. And I,
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31 And they took Joseph's long 7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was
robe, and killed a ram of the goats, evil in the eyes of Yahweh. And
and dipped the robe in the blood. Yahweh killed him.
32 And they sent the long robe 8 And Judah said to Onan, Go in to
reaching to the feet, and they took it your brother's wife and marry her,
to their father, and said, We have and raise up seed to your brother.
found this. Now look, is it not your 9 And Onan knew that the seed
son's robe? would not be his. And it happened
33 And he knew it, and said, My when he went in to his brother's wife,
son's robe! An evil beast has eaten he wasted his semen to the ground,
him. Surely Joseph is torn to pieces. not giving seed to his brother.
34 And Jacob tore his clothing and 10 And what he did was evil in the
put sackcloth on his loins. And he eyes of Yahweh, and He also killed
mourned many days for his son. him.
35 And all his sons and all his 11 And Judah said to his daughter-
daughters rose up to comfort him. in-law Tamar, Live as a widow in
And he refused to be comforted, and your father's house until my son
said, I will go down to Sheol Shelah is grown. For he said, Lest he
mourning for my son. And his father also die like his brothers. And Tamar
wept for him. went and lived in her father's house.
36 And the Midianites sold him 12 And the days were many, and
into Egypt, to Potiphar, a eunuch of the wife of Judah, the daughter of
Pharaoh, the chief of the Shuah, died. And Judah was
executioners. comforted, and he went up to the
shearers of his flocks, he and his
Chapter 38 friend Hirah of Adullam, to Timnah.
13 And Tamar was told, saying,
1 And it happened at that time that Behold, your father-in-law is going up
Judah went down, away from his to Timnah to shear his flocks.
brothers, and turned aside to a man 14 And she took off her widow's
of Adullam named Hirah. robes from her, and veiled herself
2 And Judah saw there a daughter with a veil, and disguised herself. And
of a Canaanite man named Shuah. she sat at the entrance of Enaim,
And he took her, and went in to her. which is on the way to Timnah. For
3 And she conceived and bore a she saw that Shelah had grown up
son. And he called his name Er. and she had not been given to him for
4 And she conceived again and a wife.
bore a son and called his name Onan. 15 And Judah saw her. And he
5 And she continued still and bore thought her to be a harlot, because
a son. And she called his name she had veiled her face.
Shelah. And he was at Chezib when 16 And he turned aside to her by
she bore him. the roadway, and said, Come now, let
6 And Judah took a wife for his me come in to you. For he did not
first-born, Er, and her name, Tamar. know that she was his daughter-in-
law. And she said, What will you give
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17 And he said, I will send a kid of did not give her to my son Shelah.
the goats from the flock. And she And he never knew her again.
said, Will you give me a pledge until 27 And in the time of her bearing,
you send it? behold, it happened! Twins were in
18 And he said, What pledge shall I her womb.
give to you? And she said, Your signet 28 And in her bearing, it happened
ring, and your bracelet and your staff that one put forth a hand, and the
in your hand. And he gave to her, and midwife took it and tied crimson on
came in to her. And she conceived by his hand, saying, This one came out
him. first.
19 And she rose up and left, and 29 And it happened as he
took off her veil from her face. And withdrew his hand, behold, his
she put on her widow's robes. brother came out. And she said, How
20 And Judah sent the kid of the have you broken a break for yourself?
goats by the hand of his friend, the And one called his name Pharez
Adullamite, to receive the pledge (divider).
from the woman's hand. And he did 30 And then his brother came out,
not find her. on whose hand was the crimson. And
21 And he asked the men of her one called his name Zarah.
place, saying, Where is the harlot that
was at Enaim, by the roadway? And Chapter 39
they said, There was no harlot here.
22 And he returned to Judah and 1 And Joseph was carried down to
said, I have not found her. And also Egypt. And Potiphar, a eunuch of
the men of the place said, There was Pharaoh, the chief of the
no harlot here. executioners, an Egyptian man,
23 And Judah said, Let her take bought him from the hand of the
them for herself, that we not become Ishmaelites who had
a laughing stock. See, I sent this kid, carried him down there.
and you did not find her. 2 And Yahweh was with Joseph,
24 And after three months, it and he was a prosperous man. And he
happened. It was told to Judah, was in the house of the Egyptian, his
saying, Your daughter-in-law Tamar master.
has committed adultery, and also, 3 And his master saw that Yahweh
behold, she is pregnant by whoredom. was with him, and Joseph was
And Judah said, Bring her out and let prospering in his hand everything
her be burned. which he did.
25 She was being brought out, and 4 And Joseph found favor in his
she sent to her father-in-law, saying, I sight, and served him. And he
am pregnant by a man to whom these appointed him over his house, and he
belong. And she said, Note now gave all he owned into his hand.
whose are these, the signet ring, the 5 And it came about that from the
bracelet, and the staff? time he appointed him over his house
26 And Judah knew and said, She and over all he owned, Yahweh
is more righteous than I, because I blessed the Egyptian's house for
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Yahweh was on all that he had, in the left his robe by me and fled, and went
house and in the field. outside.
6 And he left all he owned in 16 And she kept his robe beside her
Joseph's hand. And he did not know until the coming of his master to his
anything that he had, except the house.
bread which he was eating. And 17 And she spoke these same words
Joseph was beautiful in form and to him, saying, The Hebrew slave
beautiful of appearance. whom you brought in to us came in to
7 And after these things, it mock at me.
happened that his master's wife lifted 18 And it happened at my raising
up her eyes to Joseph, and said, Lie my voice and crying out, he left his
with me. robe beside me and fled outside.
8 And he refused, and said to his 19 And it happened, when his
master's wife, Behold, my master master heard his wife's words which
does not know what is in the house she spoke to him, saying, According
with me, and all that he owns he has to these words your slave did to me,
given into my hand. his anger glowed.
9 No one in this house is greater 20 And Joseph's master took him
than I, and he has not withheld and put him into the prison house,
anything from me except you, the place where the king's prisoners
because you are his wife. And how were bound. And he was there in the
should I do this great evil and sin prison house.
against Elohim? 21 And Yahweh was with Joseph,
10 And it happened, as she spoke and extended kindness to him. And
to Joseph day after day, he did not He gave him favor in the eyes of the
listen to her, to lie beside her, to be warden of the prison house.
with her. 22 And the warden of the prison
11 And it happened on this day, house gave all the prisoners in the
that he went into the house to do his prison house into Joseph's hand. And
work. And none of the men of the all which they did there, he was
house were there in the house. doing.
12 And she caught him by his robe, 23 There was no looking of the
saying, Lie with me! And he left his warden of the prison house to
robe in her hand and fled, and went anything in his hand, in that Yahweh
outside. was with him, and Yahweh was
13 And it happened, when she saw prospering what he was doing.
that he had left his robe in her hand,
and had fled outside, Chapter 40
14 she called to the men of her
house and spoke to them, saying, 1 And after these things, it
Behold! He has brought to us a happened, the cupbearer and the
Hebrew man in to mock at us. He baker of the king of Egypt sinned
came in to me to lie with me, and I against their master, against the king
cried with a loud voice. of Egypt.
15 And it happened when he heard 2 And Pharaoh was angry against
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the cupbearers and against the chief 13 Yet within three days Pharaoh
of the bakers. will lift up your head and will return
3 And he gave them into custody, you to your place. And you will give
in the house of the chief of the the cup of Pharaoh into his hand
executioners, into the prison house, according to the former custom when
the place where Joseph was bound. you were his cupbearer.
4 And the chief of the executioners 14 But make mention of me along
appointed Joseph to be with them, with yourself, when it is well with
and he served them. And they were in you; and please do kindness with me
custody many days. and mention me to Pharaoh, and
5 And they dreamed a dream, both bring me out of this house.
of them, each his dream in one night, 15 For truly I was stolen from the
each according to the interpretation land of the Hebrews; and here also I
of his dream, the cupbearer and the have not done anything that they
baker who belonged to the king of should have put me into the dungeon.
Egypt, who were bound in the prison 16 And the chief of the bakers saw
house. that the interpretation was good. And
6 And Joseph came in to them in he said to Joseph, I also in my dream
the morning. And he looked at them, saw three baskets of white bread on
and, behold, they were sad. my head.
7 And he asked the eunuchs of 17 And in the top basket some from
Pharaoh who were with him in all the food of Pharaoh, the work of a
custody, in the house of his master, baker. And the birds were eating
saying, Why are your faces sad today? them from the basket off my head.
8 And they said to him, We have 18 And Joseph answered and said,
dreamed a dream, and there is not This is its interpretation: the three
one to open it. And Joseph said to baskets are three days.
them, Do not interpretations belong 19 Yet within three days Pharaoh
to Elohim? Now tell it to me. will lift up your head from you and
9 And the chief of the cupbearers hang you on a tree, and the birds will
told his dream to Joseph, and said to eat your flesh off you.
him, In my dream, behold, a vine was 20 And it happened, on the third
before me. day, the day of Pharaoh's birth, he
10 And in the vine were three made a feast for all his servants. And
branches. And at its budding, it went he lifted up the head of the chief of
up into blossom, its clusters ripened the cupbearers and the head of the
into grapes. chief of the bakers in the midst of his
11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my servants.
hand, and I took the grapes and 21 And he restored the chief of the
pressed them into the cup of cupbearers to his cupbearer office;
Pharaoh; and I gave the cup into the and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's
hand of Pharaoh. hand.
12 And Joseph said to him, This is 22 And he hanged the chief of the
the interpretation: the three bakers, as Joseph interpreted to
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23 And the chief of the cupbearers executioners, me and the chief of the
did not mention Joseph, but forgot bakers.
him. 11 And we dreamed a dream in one
night, he and I; we each dreamed
Chapter 41 according to the interpretation of his
dream.
1 And it happened at the end of two 12 And a Hebrew youth was with
years of days, Pharaoh was dreaming. us, a slave to the chief of the
And, lo, he was standing by the River. executioners. And we told him, and
2 And, behold! Seven cows were he interpreted our dreams to us; he
going up from the River, beautiful of interpreted to each according to his
appearance and fat of flesh; and they dream.
were eating in the reeds. 13 And it happened, as he had
3 And, behold, seven other cows interpreted to us, so it was; he
were going up after them from the returned me to my position, and he
River, evil of appearance and lean of hanged him.
flesh. And they were standing beside 14 And Pharaoh sent and called
the cows on the lip of the River. Joseph; and they rushed him from
4 And the evil-appearing and lean- the dungeon. And he shaved and
fleshed cows were eating the seven changed his clothing and came in to
cows of beautiful and fat appearance. Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh awoke. 15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I
5 And he slept and dreamed a have dreamed a dream, and there is
second time. And, behold, seven ears no one to interpret it; and I have
of grain were coming up on one stalk, heard about you, saying, you hear a
fat and good. dream to interpret it.
6 And, behold, seven ears of grain, 16 And Joseph replied to Pharaoh,
being lean and blasted by the east saying, Not I! Elohim will answer the
wind, sprouting forth after them. peace of Pharaoh.
7 And the seven lean ears were 17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, In
swallowing the seven fat and full ears. my dream, lo, I was standing on the
And Pharaoh awakened; and, behold, lip of the River.
it was a dream. 18 And, behold, seven cows were
8 And it happened in the morning, going up from the River, fat of flesh
his spirit was troubled. And he sent and beautiful of form, and were
and called for all the magicians of feeding in the reeds.
Egypt, and all its wise men. And 19 And, behold, seven other cows
Pharaoh told them his dream, and were going up after them, poor and
there was no interpreter of them to very evil of form, and lean of flesh; I
Pharaoh. have not seen any like them in all the
9 And the chief of the cupbearers land of Egypt for badness.
spoke with Pharaoh, saying, I 20 And the cows, the lean and the
mention my sin today. evil, ate the first seven fat cows.
10 Pharaoh was angry against his 21 And they went into their
servants, and gave me into custody in stomachs, and it could not be seen
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stomachs; and their appearance was 33 And now let Pharaoh look for a
as evil as at the beginning. And I man who is intelligent and wise, and
awakened. set him over the land of Egypt.
22 And I looked in my dream. And, 34 Let Pharaoh act and let him
behold, seven ears of grain were appoint rulers over the land and take
coming up on one stalk, full and a fifth of the land of Egypt in the
good. seven years of plenty.
23 And, behold, seven ears, 35 And let them gather all the food
withered, lean, blasted by the east of these coming good years. And let
wind, sprouting forth after them. them heap up grain under Pharaoh's
24 And the lean ears were hand as food in the cities, and let
swallowing the seven good ears. And I them keep it.
spoke to the magicians, but not one is 36 And let the food be for a store
making known the meaning to me. for the land, for the seven years of
25 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, famine which will be in the land of
The dream of Pharaoh is one. Elohim Egypt and let not the land be cut off
has shown Pharaoh what He is about by famine.
to do. 37 And the word was good in
26 The seven good cows, they are Pharaoh's eyes, and in the eyes of all
seven years and the seven good ears, his servants.
they are seven years; the dream is 38 And Pharaoh said to his
one (echad). servants, Can we find any man like
27 And the seven thin and evil- this, in whom the Spirit of Elohim is
appearing cows going up after them, in?
they are seven years; and the seven 39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph,
empty ears blasted by the east wind Since Elohim has taught you all this,
will be seven years of famine. there is no one wise and intelligent
28 This is the word that I spoke to like you.
Pharaoh: what Elohim is about to do, 40 You shall be over my house,
He has made Pharaoh see. and at your mouth shall be ordered
29 Behold! Seven years of great all my people. Only in respect to the
plenty are coming in all the land of throne will I be greater than you.
Egypt. 41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph,
30 And seven years of famine will Behold, I have set you over all the
arise after them and all the plenty of land of Egypt.
the land of Egypt will be forgotten; 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring
and the famine will consume the from his hand and put it on the hand
land. of Joseph; and he clothed him with
31 And the plenty in the land will fine linen robes, and put a golden
not be remembered because of that chain on his neck.
famine afterwards; for it will be very 43 And he caused him to ride in a
severe. chariot which was the second to him.
32 And as to the dream being And they cried before him, Bow the
repeated to Pharaoh twice, the thing knee! And he put him over all the
is settled because it is from Elohim, land of Egypt.
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44 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I lands, but in all the land of Egypt
am Pharaoh, and without a word there was bread.
from you not a man shall lift his hand 55 And all the land of Egypt
or his foot in all the land of Egypt. hungered and the people cried to
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph by Pharaoh for bread. And Pharaoh said
the name of Tzaphnath-Paaneah. And to all Egypt, Go to Joseph; what he
He gave him Asenath the daughter of says to you, do.
Potipherah, priest of On, for a wife. 56 And the famine was on the face
And Joseph went out over the land of of all the land. And Joseph opened all
Egypt. which was in them, and sold to the
46 And Joseph was a son of thirty Egyptians. And the famine was strong
years as he stood before Pharaoh king in the land of Egypt.
of Egypt. And Joseph went out from 57 And all the earth came to Egypt
the face of Pharaoh and passed over to buy, to Joseph. For the famine was
in strong in all the earth.
all the land of Egypt.
47 And the land produced by Chapter 42
handfuls in the seven years of plenty.
48 And he gathered all the food of 1 And Jacob saw that grain was in
the seven years which were in the Egypt. And Jacob said to his sons,
land of Egypt, and he put food in the Why do you look at each other?
cities, the food of the field which is 2 And he said, Behold! I have
around each city he put in among it. heard grain is in Egypt. Go down
49 And Joseph heaped up grain there and buy for us from there, that
like the sand of the sea, exceedingly we may live and not die.
much, until he ceased to count it, 3 And Joseph's ten brothers went
because it was without number. down to buy grain from Egypt.
50 And two sons were born to 4 And Jacob did not send
Joseph before the year of the famine Benjamin, Joseph's brother, with his
came in, whom Asenath the daughter brothers, for he said, Lest harm
of Potipherah, priest of On, bore to happen to him.
him. 5 And among those coming, the
51 And Joseph called the name of sons of Israel came to buy. For the
the first-born Manasseh; for Elohim famine was in land of Canaan.
has made me forget all my toil, and 6 And Joseph was the governor
all the house of my father. over the land, the one selling to all the
52 And the name of the second he people of the earth. And Joseph's
called Ephraim; for Elohim has made brothers came in and bowed to him,
me fruitful in the land of my face down to the earth.
affliction. 7 And Joseph saw his brothers and
53 And the seven years of plenty recognized them; but he remained a
which were in the land of Egypt were stranger to them and spoke harsh
ended. things to them, and said to them,
54 And the seven years of famine From where have you come? And
began to come, according as Joseph they said, From the land of Canaan to
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8 And Joseph recognized his true, and you shall not die. And so
brothers, but they did not recognize they did.
him. 21 And they said each to his
9 And Joseph remembered the brother, We are truly guilty because
dreams which he had dreamed about of our brother whom we saw in
them. And he said to them, You are distress of his soul, when he begged
spies! You have come in to see the us, and we did not hear. So this
bareness of the land. distress has come to us.
10 And they said to him, No, my 22 And Reuben replied to them,
master, but your servants have come saying, Did I not speak to you, saying,
to buy food. Do not sin against the youth, and you
11 We are all of us sons of one did not listen? And, behold, his blood
man; we are honest; your servants is also required.
are not spies. 23 And they did not know that
12 And he said to them, No, but Joseph heard, for the interpreter was
you have come to see the bareness of between them.
the land. 24 And he turned away from them
13 And they said, Your servants and wept, and returned to them and
are twelve brothers; we are sons of spoke to them. And he took Simeon
one man in the land of Canaan; and, from them and bound him before
lo, the youngest is with our father their eyes.
today; and one is not. 25 And Joseph commanded, and
14 And Joseph said to them, This they filled their vessels with grain
is that which I have spoken to you, and returned their silver, each into
saying, You are spies! his sack, and gave to them food for
15 By this you shall be tested. As the way; and he did so to them.
Pharaoh lives you shall not go out 26 And they lifted their grain on
from here except your younger their asses and walked from there.
brother comes in here. 27 And one opened his sack to give
16 Send one of you and let him fodder to his ass in the camp, and he
bring your brother; and you be saw his silver. And, behold! It was in
bound, and let your words be proven, the mouth of his sack!
whether truth is with you. And if not, 28 And he said to his brothers, My
as Pharaoh lives, surely you are spies. silver has been put back, and also
17 And he gathered them into look in my sack. And their hearts
custody three days. went out, and they were each
18 And on the third day Joseph terrified, saying to his brother, What
said to them, Do this and live. I fear is this Elohim has done to us?
Elohim. 29 And they came to their father
19 If you are honest, let one of Jacob to the land of Canaan. And
your brothers be bound in your they told him all that met them,
prison house, and you go bring grain saying,
for the famine of your houses. 30 The man, the master of the
20 And you bring your youngest land, spoke harsh things to us and
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31 And we said to him, We are said to them, Go back; buy a little


honest; we are not spies. food for us.
32 We are twelve brothers, sons of 3 And Judah spoke to him, saying,
our father; the one is not, and the The man fiercely repeated and gave
youngest is with our father today in warning, saying to us, You shall not
the land of Canaan. see my face unless your brother is
33 And the man, the lord of the with you.
land, said to us, By this I shall know 4 And if you are sending our
that you are honest; leave your one brother with us, we will go down and
brother with me, and take and go for buy food for you.
the famine of your houses. 5 And if you are not sending, we
34 And bring your youngest will not go; for the man said to us,
brother to me, and I may know that You shall not see my face unless your
you are not spies, but you are honest. brother is with you.
I will give your brother to you and 6 And Israel said, Why did you do
you may trade in the land. evil to me to tell the man you still had
35 And it happened. They were a brother?
emptying their sacks, and, behold, 7 And they said, The man keenly
each one's bundle of silver was in his asked about us and about our
sack; and they saw the bundles of kindred, saying, Is your father still
their silver, and they were afraid. alive? Is there a brother to you? And
36 And their father Jacob said to we said to him on the mouth of these
them, You have bereaved me. Joseph words. Could we know certainly that
is not, and Simeon is not, and will you he would say, Bring down your
take Benjamin? All of these are brother?
against me. 8 And Judah said to his father
37 And Reuben spoke to his father, Israel, Send the youth with me, and
saying, You may kill my two sons if I let us rise up and go, and we may live
do not bring him to you. Give him and not die, both we, and you, and
into my hand, and I will return him to our little ones.
you. 9 I will be surety for him; you may
38 And he said, My son shall not require him from my hand. If I do not
go down with you; for his brother is bring him to you and set him before
dead, and he alone is left. And if harm you, I shall be a sinner against you all
should happen to him in the way in the days.
which you go, you would bring down 10 If we had not delayed, truly now
my gray hair in sorrow to the grave. we would have returned this twice.
11 And their father Israel said to
Chapter 43 them, If it be so, then do this: take
from the produce of the land in your
1 And the famine was severe in the vessels and bring down a present to
land. the man, a little balm, and a little
2 And it happened, when they had honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts and
finished eating the grain which they almonds.
had brought from Egypt, their father 12 And take double silver in your
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the mouth of your sacks, take back in 23 And he said, Peace to you; do
your hand; perhaps it was an not fear; your Elohim and the Elohe
oversight. of your father has given a treasure to
13 And take your brother and rise you in your sacks; your silver came to
up; return to the man. me. And he brought Simeon out to
14 And may Elohim Almighty give them.
mercy to you before the man; and 24 And the man led out the men to
may he send your other brother to Joseph's house. And he gave water,
you, and Benjamin. And if I am and they washed their feet. And he
bereaved, I am bereaved. gave fodder for their asses.
15 And the men took this present, 25 And they prepared the present
and they took double silver in their for the coming of Joseph at noon. For
hand, and Benjamin. And they rose they had heard that they would eat
up and went down to Egypt and stood bread there.
before Joseph. 26 And Joseph came into the
16 And Joseph saw Benjamin with house. And they brought the present
them. And he said to the one over his in their hand to him, into the house.
house, Bring the men into the house And they bowed to him, to the earth.
and slaughter and prepare an animal; 27 And he asked them of their
for the men shall eat with me at noon. welfare, and said, Is there peace to
17 And the man did as Joseph said. your father, the old man of whom you
And the man brought the men into spoke? Is he still alive?
Joseph's house. 28 And they said, Peace is to your
18 And the men were afraid servant, to our father; he still lives.
because they were brought into And they fell down and bowed.
Joseph's house. And they said, 29 And he raised his eyes and saw
Because of the silver that was his brother Benjamin, the son of his
returned in our sacks before, we are mother. And he said, Is this your
being brought in, to throw himself on youngest brother of whom you spoke
us and to fall on us, and to take us to me? And he said, May Elohim
and our asses for slaves. favor you, my son.
19 And they came near to the man 30 And Joseph hurried, for his
who was over Joseph's house and emotions were deeply moved toward
spoke to him at the door of the house. his brother. And he sought a place to
20 And they said, Oh my master, weep; and he came into the inner
surely we came before to buy food. room and wept there.
21 And it happened, when we came 31 And he washed his face and
to the camp and opened our sacks, controlled himself, and went out and
behold, the silver of each one was in said, Set out bread.
the mouth of his sack; our silver in its 32 And they set out for him by
weight. And we bring it back in our himself, and for them by themselves,
hand. and for the Egyptians eating with him
22 And we have brought other by themselves. For the Egyptians
silver in our hand to buy food. We do cannot eat bread with the Hebrews;
not know who put our silver in our for it is an abomination in Egypt.
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33 And they sat before him, the how should we steal silver or gold
first-born according to his birthright, from the house of your master?
and the younger according to his 9 With whomever it may be found,
youth. And the men were astonished, with him of your servants, he shall
each to his neighbor. die; and we also will become slaves to
34 And one carried portions from my lord.
before him to them, and Benjamin's 10 And he said, Now also let it be
portion was greater than the portions according to your words; with
of all of them, five times as much. whomever it is found with him, he
And they drank and were drunken shall become a slave to me, and you
with him. shall be innocent.
11 And they hurried, and each one
Chapter 44 brought down his sack to the earth.
And each one opened his sack.
1 And he commanded the one over 12 And he searched, with the oldest
his house, saying, Fill the sacks of the first, and with the youngest last, and
men with food, as much as they are the cup was found in the sack of
able to carry; and put the silver of Benjamin.
each one in the mouth of his sack. 13 And they tore their clothes; and
2 And put my cup, the cup of silver, they each one loaded his ass and
in the mouth of the sack of the returned to the city.
youngest, and the silver for his grain. 14 And Judah and his brothers
And he did according to Joseph's came to Joseph's house, and he was
word, that which he spoke. still there. And they fell before him to
3 At the morning light, the men the earth.
were sent away, they and their asses. 15 And Joseph said to them, What
4 They had gone out from the city, is this deed which you have done?
not having gone far, and Joseph said Did you not know that a man like me
to the one over his house, Rise up, would practice divination?
pursue the men and overtake them, 16 And Judah said, What can we
and say to them, Why have you say to my master? What can we
repaid evil for good? speak, and in what can we justify
5 Is this not that in which my ourselves? Elohim has found out the
master usually drinks in, and surely iniquity of your servants; behold, we
he divines by it? You have done evil in are slaves to my master, both we and
what you have done. he in whose hand the cup was found.
6 And he overtook them and spoke 17 And he said, Far be it from me
these words to them. to do this. The man in whose hand
7 And they said to him, Why the cup was found, he shall become a
should my master speak according to slave to me; and you go up in peace to
these words? Far be it from your your father.
servants to do according to this word. 18 And Judah came near to him
8 See the silver which we found in and said, O my master, please let your
the mouth of our sacks, we returned servant speak a word in the ears of
to you from the land of Canaan. And my master, and let not your anger
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your servant, for you are like 31 it will be when he sees that the
Pharaoh. youth is not, he will die. And your
19 My master asked his servants, servants will bring down the gray hair
saying, Is there a brother or a father of your servant our father to the grave
to you? in sorrow.
20 And we said to my master, An 32 For your servant was surety for
aged father is to us, and a young child the youth with my father, saying, If I
of his old age; and his brother is dead; do not bring him to you, I shall be a
and he alone is left of his mother; and sinner against my father all the days.
his father loves him. 33 And now please let your servant
21 And you said to your servants, remain as a slave to my master
Bring him down to me, and let me see instead of the youth; and let the youth
him. go up with his brothers.
22 And we said to my master, The 34 For how can I go to my father,
youth is not able to leave his father; and the youth not be with me, lest I
and if he should leave his father, he look on the evil which will find my
will die. father?
23 And you said to your servants,
If your youngest brother does not Chapter 45
come down with you, you shall not
see my face any more. 1 And Joseph was not able to
24 And it happened, when we had control himself in regard to those
gone up to your servant, my father, standing beside him. And he called
we told him the words of my master. out, Cause every man to go out from
25 And our father said, Go back, me. And no man stood before him as
buy a little food for us. Joseph was making himself known to
26 And we said, We cannot go his brothers.
down. If our youngest brother is with 2 And he wept aloud; and the
us, we will go down. For we cannot Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh
see the face of the man if our heard.
youngest brother is not with us. 3 And Joseph said to his brothers, I
27 And your servant, my father, am Joseph. Is my father still alive?
said to us, You know that my wife And his brothers were not able to
bore two to me. answer him, for they trembled before
28 And one went out from me. And him.
I said, Indeed, surely, he is torn in 4 And Joseph said to his brothers,
pieces; and I have not seen him until Now come near to me. And they came
now. near. And he said, I am your brother
29 And if you take this one also Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt.
from my face, and harm happens to 5 And now do not be grieved, and
him, you will bring down my gray let no anger be in your eyes because
hair to the grave in sorrow. you sold me here, for Elohim sent me
30 And now when I come to your before you to save life.
servant, my father, and the youth is 6 For the famine has been in the
not with us and his soul being bound midst of the land for two years. And
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there are still five years in which no animals and depart; go to the land of
plowing and harvest will be. Canaan.
7 And Elohim sent me before you 18 And take your father, and your
to put a remnant in the land for you, houses, and come to me. And I will
and to keep alive for you a great give to you the good of the land of
deliverance. Egypt; and you shall eat the fat of the
8 And now you did not send me land.
here, but Elohim. And He has placed 19 And you are commanded; you
me for a father to Pharaoh, and for a do this: Take for yourselves wagons
master in all his house, and a ruler in from the land of Egypt, for your little
all the land of Egypt. ones, and for your wives. And take
9 Hurry and go up to my father, your father and come.
and say to him, So says your son 20 And your eye, let it have no
Joseph, Elohim has placed me as a regard for your vessels, for the good
master to all Egypt. Come down to of all the land of Egypt is yours.
me, do not delay. 21 And the sons of Israel did so.
10 And you shall live in the land of And Joseph gave wagons to them
Goshen, and you shall be near to me, according to the mouth of Pharaoh,
you and your sons and sons of your and he gave provisions to them for
sons, and your flocks, and your herds, the way.
and all you have. 22 He gave to all of them, to each
11 And I will nourish you there, for one, changes of clothing. And he gave
there are still five years of famine; to Benjamin three hundred pieces of
lest you be made poor, you and your silver, and five changes of clothing.
house and all which abides with you. 23 And to his father he sent this:
12 And behold, your eyes and the ten asses bearing the good things of
eyes of my brother Benjamin see that Egypt, and ten she-asses bearing
my mouth is speaking to you. grain, and bread, and food for his
13 And you tell my father of all my father for the way.
honor in Egypt, and all that you have 24 And he sent his brothers away;
seen. And hurry and bring down my and they went. And he said to them,
father here. Do not quarrel along the way.
14 And he fell on the neck of his 25 And they went up from Egypt
brother Benjamin and wept, and and came into the land of Canaan, to
Benjamin wept on his neck. their father Jacob.
15 And he kissed all his brothers, 26 And they told him, saying,
and wept on them. And afterwards Joseph is still alive, and he is ruler in
his brothers spoke with him. all the land of Egypt. And his heart
16 And the report was heard in froze up, for he did not believe them.
Pharaoh's house, saying, The brothers 27 And they spoke to him all
of Joseph have come. And it was Joseph's words which he had spoken
good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in to them. And he saw the wagons that
the eyes of his servants. Joseph had sent to carry him; and the
17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to spirit of their father Jacob revived.
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28 And Israel said, It is enough! Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul, the son
My son Joseph is alive; I will go and of a Canaanitess.
see him before I die. 11 And the sons of Levi: Gershon,
Kohath, and Merari.
Chapter 46 12 And the sons of Judah: Er, and
Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and
1 And Israel and all which were to Zerah. And Er and Onan died in the
him departed, and he came to Beer- land of Canaan. And the sons of
sheba. And he sacrificed sacrifices to Pharez: Hezron, and Hamul.
the Elohe of his father Isaac. 13 And the sons of Issachar: Tola,
2 And Elohim said to Israel in and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
visions of the night, and He spoke, 14 And the sons of Zebulun: Sered,
Jacob! Jacob! And he answered, I am and Elon, and Jahleel.
here. 15 These were the sons of Leah,
3 And He said, I am Elohe ,The El whom she bore to Jacob in Padan-
of aram, and his daughter Dinah. All the
your fathers. Do not fear to go down souls of his sons and his daughters
into Egypt, for I will make of you a were thirty three.
great nation there. 16 And the sons of Gad: Ziphion,
4 I will go down with you into and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri,
Egypt, and I will also surely return and Arodi, and Areli.
you. And Joseph shall put his hand 17 And the sons of Asher: Jimnah,
on your eyes. and Ishuah, and Ishvi, and Beriah,
5 And Jacob rose up from Beer- and their sister Serah. And the sons
sheba; and the sons of Israel carried of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
their father Jacob, and their little 18 These were the sons of Zilpah,
ones, and their wives in the wagons whom Laban gave to his daughter
which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. Leah; and she bore these to Jacob,
6 And they took their livestock and sixteen souls.
their property which they had 19 The sons of Rachel the wife of
acquired in the land of Canaan. And Jacob: Joseph and Benjamin.
they came into Egypt, Jacob and all 20 And Manasseh and Ephraim
his seed with him. were born to Joseph in the land of
7 His sons and the sons of his sons Egypt, whom Asenath the daughter of
were with him, his daughters and his Potipherah, priest of On, bore to him.
sons' daughters, and all his seed he 21 And the sons of Benjamin:
brought with him into Egypt. Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera,
8 And these were the names of the and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, and
sons of Israel, those coming into Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
Egypt, Jacob and his sons: the first- 22 These were the sons of Rachel
born of Jacob was Reuben. which were born to Jacob; all the
9 And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, souls were fourteen.
and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 23 And the son of Dan was
10 And the sons of Simeon: Hushim.
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24 And the sons of Naphtali: youth even until now, both we and
Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and our fathers. This is so that you may
Shillem. live in the land of Goshen. For the
25 These were the sons of Bilhah abomination of Egypt is every
whom Laban gave to his daughter shepherd of flocks.
Rachel; and she bore these to Jacob,
all the souls were seven. Chapter 47
26 All the souls belonging to Jacob
coming into Egypt, those springing 1 And Joseph came in and made
from his loins, besides the wives of known to Pharaoh, and said, My
the sons of Jacob, all the souls were father and my brothers, and their
sixty six. flocks and their herds, and all which
27 And the sons of Joseph which is theirs, have come in from the land
were born to him in Egypt, two souls. of Canaan.
All the souls belonging to the house of 2 And, behold, they are in the land
Jacob coming into Egypt were of Goshen. And he took five men from
seventy-five. among his brothers and set them
28 And he sent Judah before him before Pharaoh.
to Joseph, to give directions before 3 And Pharaoh said to his brothers,
him to Goshen; and they came into What is your occupation? And they
the land of Goshen. said to Pharaoh, Your servants are
29 And Joseph prepared his shepherds of flocks, both we and our
chariot and went up to meet his fathers.
father Israel to Goshen. And he 4 And they said to Pharaoh, We
appeared to him, and fell on his neck have come in to stay in the land,
and wept on his because there is no pasture for the
neck a long time. flocks which belong to your servants,
30 And Israel said to Joseph, This for the famine is heavy in the land of
time let me die after seeing your face, Canaan. And now please let your
because you are still alive. servants live in the land of Goshen.
31 And Joseph said to his brothers, 5 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph,
and to the house of his father, I will saying, Your father and your brothers
go up and report to Pharaoh. And I have come in to you.
will say to him, my brothers and the 6 The land of Egypt is before you;
house of my father, who were in the cause your father and your brothers
land of Canaan, have come in to me. to live in the best of the land; let them
32 And the men are shepherds of live in the land of Goshen. And if you
flocks for they have been men of know men of ability among them,
cattle. And their flocks and their make them chiefs of livestock over
herds, and all which belongs to them what is mine.
they have brought in. 7 And Joseph brought in his father
33 And it shall be, when Pharaoh Jacob and placed him before
calls to you and says, What is your Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
occupation? 8 And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How
34 You shall say, Your servants many are the days of the years of
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9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The 18 And that year ended, and they
days of the years of my camps are a came in to him in the second year and
hundred and thirty years. Few and said to him, We cannot hide from my
evil have been the days of the years of master that the silver and the
my life and they have not reached the livestock of the animals have failed,
days of the years of the life of my going to my master. Nothing is left
fathers, in the days of their camps. before my master except our bodies
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and our lands.
and went out from before Pharaoh. 19 Why should we die before your
11 And Joseph caused his father eyes, both we and our land? Buy us
and his brothers to live, and gave and our land for bread; and let us, we
them a place in the land of Egypt, in and our land, become slaves to
the best of the land, in the land of Pharaoh. And give seed so that we
Ramses, as Pharaoh commanded. may live and not die, and the land not
12 And Joseph nourished his be desolate.
father and his brothers, and all his 20 And Joseph bought all the land
father's house with bread for the of Egypt for Pharaoh, because each
mouth of the little ones. one in Egypt sold his field, because
13 And no bread was in the land, this famine was severe on them; and
because the famine was exceedingly the land became Pharaoh's.
severe. And the land of Egypt and the 21 And as for the people, he caused
land of Canaan were completely them to pass over into the cities, and
burned up from the famine. from the end of the border of Egypt to
14 And Joseph gathered up all the its other end.
silver found in the land of Egypt and 22 Only he did not buy the land of
in the land of Canaan in return for the the priests; for Pharaoh had
grain they were buying. And Joseph appointed a portion for the priests,
brought in the silver to the house of and they usually ate their appointed
Pharaoh. portion which Pharaoh gave to them.
15 And the silver failed from the For this reason they did not sell their
land of Egypt, and from the land of land.
Canaan. And all Egypt came in to 23 And Joseph said to the people,
Joseph, saying, Give us bread; and, Behold, I have bought you and your
Why should we die before you? For land today. Behold! Here is seed for
the silver has failed. you; and you sow the land.
16 And Joseph said, Give your 24 And it shall be, as you gather
livestock, and I will give to you for you shall give a fifth part to Pharaoh;
your livestock, if silver has failed. and four parts shall be yours, for the
17 And they brought in their seed of the field and for your food,
livestock to Joseph. And Joseph gave and for those in your houses, and for
bread to them for the horses, and for food for your little ones.
the livestock of the flocks, for the 25 And they said, You have saved
livestock of the herds, and for the our lives; let us find favor in the eyes
asses. And he satisfied them with of my master, and we will become
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26 And Joseph made it a law until you, and will give you a multitude of
this day on the land of Egypt, the fifth peoples. And I will give this land to
part is for Pharaoh; only the land of your seed after you as a continual
the priests being excepted; it did not possession.
become Pharaoh's. 5 And now your two sons, those
27 And Israel lived in the land of born to you in the land of Egypt
Egypt, in the land of Goshen. And before my coming to you in Egypt,
they owned in it, and were fruitful, are mine, Ephraim and Manasseh,
and multiplied exceedingly. like Reuben and Simeon, even they
28 And Jacob lived in the land of shall be mine.
Egypt seventeen years. And the days 6 And your offspring which you
of Jacob, the years of his life were a father after them, they shall be yours.
hundred and forty seven years. According to the name of their
29 And the days of Israel to die brothers they shall be called in their
drew near. And he called to his son inheritance.
Joseph and said to him, Now if I have 7 And I, when I came from Padan,
found favor in your eyes, please put Rachel died on me in the land of
your hand under my thigh, and do Canaan in the way, with only a little
kindness and truth with me. Please way to come to Ephrath. And I buried
do not bury me in Egypt; her there in the way to Ephrath, it
30 but let me lie with my fathers, being Bethlehem.
and carry me from Egypt, and bury 8 And Israel saw the sons of
me in their burying place. And he Joseph, and he said, Who are these?
said, I will do according to your 9 And Joseph said to his father,
words. They are my sons, whom Elohim has
31 And he said, Swear to me. And given to me here. And he said, Now
he swore to him. And Israel bowed on bring them to me and I will bless
the head of the bed. them.
10 And the eyes of Israel were
Chapter 48 heavy from age, he not being able to
see. And he brought them near to
1 And after these things it him. And he kissed them and
happened, one said to Joseph, embraced them.
Behold, your father is sick. And he 11 And Israel said to Joseph, I did
took his two sons with him, Manasseh not think to see your face, and,
and Ephraim. behold, Elohim also causes me to see
2 And one spoke to Jacob and said, your seed.
Behold, your son Joseph has come to 12 And Joseph brought them out
you. And Israel took strength and sat from his knees; and he bowed his face
on the bed. to the earth.
3 And Jacob said to Joseph, El 13 And Joseph took both of them,
Shaddai ( Almighty) appeared to me Ephraim in his right hand, to the left
in Luz in the land of Canaan and of Israel; and Manasseh in his left
blessed me, hand, to the right of Israel. And he
4 and said to me, Behold, I will brought them to him.
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14 And Israel sent forth his right 22 And I will give to you one spur
hand and put it on the head of of land beyond your brothers, which I
Ephraim; and he was the younger. took from the hand of the Amorite
And he put his left hand on the head with my sword and with my bow.
of Manasseh, crossing his hands; for
Manasseh was the first-born. Chapter 49
15 And he blessed Joseph and said,
The Elohim before whom my fathers 1 And Jacob called his sons and
Abraham and Isaac walked, the said, Gather yourselves and I will tell
Elohim who has fed me since I was you what will happen to you in the
born until today; latter days .
16 The Messenger that redeemed 2 Gather yourselves and hear, sons
me from every evil, may He bless the of Jacob; yea, listen to your father
youths; and may my name be called Israel:
on them, and the name of my fathers 3 Reuben, you are my first-born,
Abraham and Isaac, and may they my strength and the firstfruit of my
like fishes grow into a multitude in power; excellence of dignity and
the midst of the earth. excellence of might.
17 And Joseph saw that his father 4 Like boiling water you shall not
was putting his right hand on the excel, for you went up to the bed of
head of Ephraim; and it was evil in your father; then you defiled it; he
his eyes. And he took hold of his went up to my couch.
father's hand to turn it from 5 Simeon and Levi, brothers; their
Ephraim's head to the head of weapons are instruments of violence.
Manasseh. 6 Let not my soul come into their
18 And Joseph said to his father, counsel; let not my spirit be joined to
Not so, my father! For this one is the their company. For in their anger
first-born; put your right hand on his they killed a man; and in selfwill they
head. lamed an ox.
19 And his father refused and said, 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was
I know, my son, I know. He also shall fierce; and their wrath, for it was
be a people, and he shall become cruel. I will divide them in Jacob, and
great. But his younger brother shall I will scatter them in Israel.
become greater than he, and his seed 8 Judah, may your brothers praise
shall become the fullness of the you, your hand be on the neck of your
nations. enemies. May the sons of your father
20 And he blessed them in that bow themselves to you.
day, saying, In you shall Israel bless, 9 Judah is a lion's whelp. My son,
saying, May Elohim make you like you have risen up from the prey; he
Ephraim and like Manasseh. stoops, he crouches like a lion; and
21 And Israel said to Joseph, See, I like a lioness, who can rouse him?
am dying; and Elohim will be with 10 The scepter shall not depart
you, and will return you to the land of from Judah, nor the lawmaker from
your fathers. between his feet, until He comes to
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11 Binding his foal to the vine, and lies beneath, blessings of the breasts
his ass's colt to the choice vine, he and womb.
washes his clothing in wine, and his 26 The blessings of your father are
covering in the blood of grapes. above the blessings of my offspring,
12 His eyes shall be dark from wine to the limit of everlasting hills; may
and his teeth white from milk. they be for the head of Joseph and for
13 Zebulun shall live at the the crown of the one separated
seashore, and he shall be a haven of (nazeer) of his brothers.
ships, even his border beside Sidon. 27 Benjamin is a wolf that tears. In
14 Issachar is a strong ass, the morning he devours the prey, and
crouching between the sheepfolds. at evening he divides the spoil.
15 And he saw a resting place that 28 All these were the tribes of Israel,
it was good, and that the land was two and ten. And this is what their
pleasant. And he bowed his neck to father spoke to them. And he blessed
bear, and became a tribute slave. them, each one with what was
16 Dan shall judge his people, as according to his blessing, he blessed
one of the tribes of Israel. them.
17 Let Dan be a serpent on the way, 29 And he commanded them, and
a horned snake on the path that bites said to them, I am about to be
the horses' heels, and its rider falls gathered to my people. Bury me
backward. beside my fathers, at the cave in the
18 I have waited for your salvation, field of Ephron the Hittite,
O Yahweh. 30 in the cave in the field of
19 Gad, an army shall attack him, Machpelah, which is before Mamre,
and he shall overcome on their heel. in the land of Canaan, the field which
20 Out of Asher his bread shall be Abraham bought from Ephron the
fat, and he shall give a king's Hittite for a burying place.
delicacies. 31 They buried Abraham and his
21 Naphtali is a deer let loose giving wife Sarah there, and they buried
one beautiful answers. Isaac and his wife Rebekah; and I
22 Joseph is a fruitful son, a fruitful buried Leah there;
son by a spring; his daughters run 32 the purchase of the field and the
over a wall. cave in it, from the sons of Heth.
23 And the masters of arrows harass 33 And Jacob finished commanding
him, and shoot, and an archer lurks his sons, and he gathered his feet into
for him. the bed. And he expired, and was
24 His bow abides in strength, and gathered to his people.
the hands of his arms are made agile
by the hands of the Mighty One of Chapter 50
Jacob, from the Shepherd, the Rock
of Israel. 1 And Joseph fell on the face of his
25 From the El of your father, may father and wept on him, and kissed
He help you. And may the Almighty him.
bless you with blessings of Heaven 2 And Joseph commanded the
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his father; and the physicians 12 And his sons did to him as he had
embalmed Israel. commanded them.
3 And forty days were fulfilled, for so 13 And his sons carried him to the
are fulfilled the days of those land of Canaan, and buried him in the
embalmed. And Egypt wept for him cave of the field of Machpelah; the
seventy days. field which Abraham bought for a
4 And the days of his weeping passed burying place from Ephron the Hittite,
by, and Joseph spoke to the house of before Mamre.
Pharaoh, saying, Now if I have found 14 And after he buried his father,
favor in your eyes, please speak in the Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his
ears of Pharaoh, saying, brothers, and all those going up with
5 My father made me swear, saying, him to bury his father.
Lo, I am dying; you shall bury me 15 And Joseph's brothers saw that
there in the grave which I have dug their father was dead. And they said,
for myself in the land of Canaan. And What if Joseph should bear a grudge
now please let me go up and bury my against us and surely should repay us
father, and return. all the evil which we did to him?
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up and bury 16 And they sent a message to
your father, as he made you swear. Joseph, saying,
7 And Joseph went up to bury his 17 Your father commanded before
father; and all the servants of his death, saying, So you shall say to
Pharaoh went up with him, the elders Joseph, Please lift up now the
of his house, even all the elders of the rebellion of your brothers, and their
land of Egypt, sin; for they did evil to you. And now
8 and all the house of Joseph and his please lift up the rebellion of the
brothers, and the house of his father. servants of the Elohim of your father.
Only, they left their little ones and And Joseph wept when they spoke to
their flocks and their herds in the him.
land of Goshen. 18 His brothers also went and fell
9 And both horsemen and chariots down before his face. And they said,
went up with him; and the company Behold, we are your servants.
was very great. 19 And Joseph said to them, Do not
10 And they came as far as the fear. For am I in the place of Elohim?
threshing floor of thorns, which is on 20 And you, you intended evil
the other side of the Jordan. And they against me, but Elohim meant it for
mourned there with a great and very good, in order to make it as it is this
heavy mourning. And he made a heavy day, to keep a great many people alive.
wailing for his father seven days. 21 And now do not fear; I will
11 And those living in the land, the nourish you and your little ones. And
Canaanites, saw the wailing in the he comforted them, and spoke to their
grain floor of thorns. And they said, hearts.
This is a very great wailing to Egypt; 22 And Joseph lived in Egypt, he and
for this reason its name was called The the house of his father. And Joseph
Meadow of Egypt ( Abel Mizraim), lived a hundred and ten years.
which is on the other side of Jordan. 23 And Joseph saw the sons of
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the sons of Machir the son of


Manasseh were born on Joseph's
knees.
24 And Joseph said to his brothers, I
am dying, and Elohim visiting will
visit you and bring you up from this
land to the land which He swore to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph made the sons of
Israel swear, saying, Elohim surely
will visit you, and you will bring up my
bones from here.
26 And Joseph died, a son of a
hundred and ten years. And they
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Chapter 1 15 And the king of Egypt said to the
midwives of the Hebrews, of whom the
1 And these were the names of the name of one was Shiphrah, and the
sons of Israel who came into Egypt name of the second, Puah;
with Jacob; they each one came in 16 and he said, When you midwife
with his house: the Hebrew women, and look on the
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, birth-stools, if it is a son, you will kill
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, him; and if it is a daughter, it shall
4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and live.
Asher. 17 And the midwives feared Elohim,
5 And all the souls that came out of and they did not do as the king of
the loins of Jacob were seventy-five Egypt said to them. And they kept the
souls, Joseph being in Egypt. male children alive.
6 And Joseph died, and all his 18 And the king of Egypt called to
brothers and all that generation. the midwives and said to them, Why
7 And the sons of Israel were fruitful do you do this thing and keep alive the
and increased very much, and male children?
multiplied, and became very strong; 19 And the midwives said to
and the land was filled with them. Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women
8 And a new king arose over Egypt, are not like the Egyptian women, for
who had not known Joseph. they are vigorous. Before the midwives
9 And he said to his people, Behold, come to them they bear.
the people of the sons of Israel are 20 And Elohim dealt well with the
many and stronger than we. midwives; and the people multiplied
10 Come, let us deal craftily towards and became exceedingly strong.
them, lest they multiply and it shall be 21 And it was, because the midwives
that when war occurs they will also feared Elohim, He made houses for
add to our enemies, and will fight them.
against us and go up from the land. 22 And Pharaoh commanded all his
11 And they put over them people, saying, Every son that is born,
slavemasters in order to afflict them you shall cast him into the river. And
with their burdens. And he built store you shall keep alive every daughter.
cities for Pharaoh: Pithon and
Raamses. Chapter 2
12 And as mas they afflicted them,
so much they multiplied and so much 1 And a man went from the house of
they spread. And they were afraid Levi and took a daughter of Levi.
before the sons of Israel. 2 And the woman conceived and
13 And Egypt made the sons of bore a son; and she saw him, that he
Israel to serve with harshness. was beautiful. And she concealed him
14 And they made their lives bitter three months.
by hard service, in clay, and in bricks, 3 And she was not able to hide him
and in all work in the field; all their any longer, and she took a basket for
work which they made them do with him made of papyrus, and she daubed
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she put the child in it, and placed it in one, Why should you strike your
the reeds by the lip of the Nile. neighbor?
4 And his sister took her stand from 14 And he said, Who appointed you
a distance, to know what would be as a man, a ruler and a judge over us?
done to him. Are you saying to kill me, as you killed
5 And the daughter of Pharaoh went the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and
down to bathe at the Nile. And her said, Surely the thing is known.
slave women were walking on the side 15 And Pharaoh heard this word,
of the Nile. And she saw the basket in and he sought to kill Moses. And
the midst of the reeds, and sent her Moses fled from before Pharaoh, and
slave-girl and took it. lived in the land of Midian. And he sat
6 And she opened it and saw the down by the well.
child, and, behold, a boy crying! And 16 And the priest of Midian had
she had pity on him and said, This one seven daughters. And they came and
is of the children of the Hebrews. drew and filled the troughs to water
7 And his sister said to Pharaoh's their father's flocks.
daughter, Shall I go and call a woman 17 And the shepherds came and
for you, a nurse of the Hebrew women, drove them away; and Moses rose up
that she may nurse the child for you? and saved them, and watered their
8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to flocks.
her, Go. And the girl went and called 18 And they came to their father
the child's mother. Reuel; and he said, Why have you
9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to hurried to come today?
her, Take this child away and nurse 19 And they said, An Egyptian man
him for me, and I will give your wages. rescued us from the hand of the
And the woman took the child and shepherds, and he even drew for us
nursed him. and watered the flock.
10 And the child grew, and she 20 And he said to his daughters,
brought him to the daughter of And where is he? Why then have you
Pharaoh. And he became a son to her, left the man? Call him, and let him eat
and she called his name Moses, and bread.
said, Because I drew him out of the 21 And Moses consented to live with
water. the man; and he gave his daughter
11 And it happened in those days, Zipporah to Moses.
when Moses was grown, and he went 22 And she bore a son, and he
out to his brothers and looked upon called his name Gershom; for he said,
their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian I have become an alien in a foreign
man strike a Hebrew man of his land.
brothers. 23 And it happened after many days
12 And he turned here and there that the king of Egypt died, and the
and saw that no man was there. And sons of Israel groaned from the
he struck the Egyptian and hid him in slavery. And they cried, and their cry
the sand. went up to Elohim from the slavery.
13 And he went out on the second 24 And Elohim heard their
day, and, behold, two men, Hebrews, groaning, and Elohim remembered
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His covenant with Abraham, with and the Amorite, and the Perizzite and
Isaac, and with Jacob. the Hivite and the Jebusite.
25 And Elohim saw the sons of 9 And now, behold, the cry of the
Israel, and Elohim understood them. sons of Israel has come to Me, and I
also have seen the oppression with
Chapter 3 which the Egyptians are oppressing
them.
1 And Moses was tending the flock 10 And now, come, and I will send
of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest you to Pharaoh, and you bring My
of Midian. And he led the flock behind people out, the sons of Israel out of
the wilderness and came to the Egypt.
mountain of the Elohim, to Horeb. 11 And Moses said to the Elohim,
2 And the Messenger of Yahweh Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh,
appeared to him in a flame of fire from and that I should bring out the sons of
the middle of a thorn bush. And he Israel from Egypt?
looked, and behold, the thorn bush 12 And He said, I will be with you,
was burning with fire, and the thorn and this shall be the sign for you that I
bush was not burned up! have sent you, when you bring out the
3 And Moses said, I will turn aside people from Egypt: You shall serve
now and see this great sight, why the Elohim on this mountain.
thorn bush is not burned up. 13 And Moses said to the Elohim,
4 And Yahweh saw that he turned Behold, I shall come to the sons of
aside to see, and Elohim called to him Israel and say to them, the Elohe of
from the midst of the thorn bush, and your fathers has sent me to you; and
said, Moses! Moses! And he said, I am they will say to me, What is His name?
here. What shall I say to them?
5 And He said, Do not come near 14 And Elohim said to Moses,
here. Pull off your sandals from your AHYAH ASHER AHYAH (I AM THAT
feet, for the place on which you are I AM); and He said, You shall say this
standing is holy ground. to the sons of Israel, AHYAH ( I AM)
6 And He said, I am the Elohim of has sent me to you.
your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, 15 And Elohim said to Moses again,
the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of You shall say this to the sons of Israel,
Jacob. And Moses hid his face, for he Yahweh, the Elohe of your fathers, the
feared to look upon the Elohim. Elohe of Abraham, the Elohe of Isaac,
7 And Yahweh said, Surely, I have and the Elohe of Jacob, has sent me to
seen the affliction of My people who you. This is My name forever, and this
are in Egypt, and I have heard their is how I should be remembered from
cry from before their taskmasters; for I generation to generation.
know his sorrows. 16 Go, and gather the elders of
8 And I have come down to deliver Israel and say to them, Yahweh, the
them from the hand of the Egyptians, Elohe of your fathers has appeared to
and to bring them up from that land to me, the Elohe of Abraham, Isaac, and
a good and broad land, to a land Jacob, saying, visiting I have visited
flowing with milk and honey; to the you and have seen what is done to you
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17 And I have said, I will bring you and it became a snake. And Moses fled
up from the affliction of Egypt to the from its face.
land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, and 4 And Yahweh said to Moses, reach
the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the out your hand and take it by the tail.
Hivite, and the Jebusite; to a land And he sent out his hand and caught
flowing with milk and honey. it, and it became a staff in his palm;
18 And they shall listen to your 5 so that they may believe that
voice; and you shall come in, you and Yahweh the Elohe of their fathers has
the elders of Israel to the king of appeared to you, the Elohe of
Egypt. And you shall say to him, Abraham, the Elohe of Isaac, and the
Yahweh, the Elohe of the Hebrews has Elohe of Jacob.
met us; and now, please let us go for a 6 And Yahweh said to him again,
journey of three days into the Now put your hand into your bosom.
wilderness, and let us sacrifice to And he put his hand into his bosom,
Yahweh our Elohim. and he brought it out, and, behold, his
19 And I know that the king of hand was leprous like snow.
Egypt 7 And He said, Put your hand back
will not permit you to go, not even by a into your bosom. And he put his hand
strong hand. back into his bosom, and he brought it
20 And I will stretch out My hand out from his bosom; and, behold, it
and strike Egypt with all My wonders, had returned like his flesh!
which I will do in its midst, and 8 And it shall be, if they will not
afterward he will send you away. believe you and will not listen to the
21 And I will give this people favor voice of the first sign, that they will
in the eyes of Egypt; and it shall be, believe the latter sign.
when you go, you will not go empty. 9 And it shall be, if they will not
22 And each woman shall ask of her believe these two signs also, and will
neighbor, and from the stranger in her not listen to your voice, you shall take
house, articles of silver, and articles of of the water of the Nile and pour it on
gold, and garments; and you shall put the dry land. And the water which you
these on your sons and on your take from the Nile shall become blood
daughters. And you shall plunder on the dry land.
Egypt. 10 And Moses said to Yahweh, O
Yahweh, I am not a man of words,
Chapter 4 either from yesterday or the third day,
nor since You have been speaking to
1 And Moses answered and said, Your bondslave. For I am heavy of
And, behold, they will not believe me mouth and heavy of tongue.
and will not listen to my voice. For 11 And Yahweh said to him, Who
they will say, Yahweh has not has made man's mouth? Or who
appeared to you. makes the dumb, or the deaf, or the
2 And Yahweh said to him, What is seeing, or the blind? Is it not I,
this in your hand? And he said, A staff. Yahweh?
3 And He said, Throw it to the 12 And now go, and I will be with
ground. And he threw it to the ground, your mouth, and will teach you what
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13 And he said, O Yahweh, please 23 And I said to you, Send My son


send by the hand of him whom You away, and let him serve Me; and you
will send. refused to send him. Behold, I am
14 And the anger of Yahweh glowed about to kill your son, your first-born!
against Moses. And He said, Do I not 24 And it happened on the way, in
know your brother, Aaron the Levite, the lodging place, Yahweh met him
that he can speak well? And, behold, and sought to kill him.
he also is coming out to meet you, and 25 And Zipporah took a stone and
he will see you and be glad in his cut off her son's foreskin, and caused
heart. it to touch his feet. And she said, You
15 And you shall speak to him, and are a bridegroom of blood to me.
you shall put the words in his mouth. 26 And He pulled back from him.
And I will be with your mouth, and Then she said, A bridegroom of blood,
with his mouth, and I will teach you for the circumcision.
what you shall do. 27 And Yahweh said to Aaron, Go to
16 And he shall speak for you to the the wilderness to meet Moses. And he
people. And it shall be, he shall be a went and met him in the mountain of
mouth for you, and you shall be a The Elohim; and he kissed him.
Mighty One (Elohim) for him. 28 And Moses told Aaron all the
17 And you shall take this staff in words of Yahweh with which He had
your hand by which you do the signs. sent him, and all the signs which He
18 And Moses went and returned to had commanded him.
his father-in-law Jethro, and said to 29 And Moses and Aaron went on
him, Please let me go and return to my and gathered all the elders of the sons
brothers who are in Egypt, and see of Israel.
whether they are still alive. And Jethro 30 And Aaron spoke all the words
said to Moses, Go in peace. which Yahweh had spoken to Moses.
19 And Yahweh said to Moses in And he did the signs before the people.
Midian, Go! Return to Egypt. For all 31 And the people believed. And
the men are dead, those seeking your they heard that Yahweh had visited the
life. sons of Israel, and that He had seen
20 And Moses took his wife and his their affliction. And they bowed and
sons and made them ride on an ass. worshiped.
And he returned to the land of Egypt.
And Moses took the staff of the Elohim Chapter 5
in his hand.
21 And Yahweh said to Moses, As 1 And afterward Moses and Aaron
you go to return to Egypt, see all the came in and said to Pharaoh, So says
wonders which I have put in your Yahweh the Elohim of Israel, Send
hand, and do them before Pharaoh. away My people, and they shall feast
And I will harden his heart, and he will to Me in the wilderness.
not send the people away. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is Yahweh
22 And you shall speak to Pharaoh, that I should listen to His voice to send
So says Yahweh, My son, My first-born away Israel? I do not know Yahweh,
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3 And they said, The Elohim of the the matter of a day in its day, as when
Hebrews has met with us. Now let us there was straw.
go a journey of three days into the 14 And the overseers of the sons of
wilderness and sacrifice to Yahweh our Israel were beaten, those whom the
Elohim, lest He fall on us with plague taskmasters of Pharaoh had put over
or with sword. them, saying, Why have you not
4 And the king of Egypt said to finished your appointed task, to make
them, Moses and Aaron, why do you bricks as a day ago and the day before,
loose the people from their work? You both yesterday and today?
go to your burdens. 15 And the overseers of the sons of
5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the Israel came in and cried to Pharaoh,
people of the land are many now, and saying, Why do you do this way to
you make them cease from their your slaves?
burdens. 16 No straw is given to your slaves,
6 And Pharaoh commanded the and they are saying to us, Make bricks.
taskmasters of the people, and their And, behold, your slaves are beaten,
overseers, that day, saying, but your people are at fault.
7 You shall not go on giving straw to 17 And he said, You are lazy and
the people to make bricks, as idle. So you are saying, Let us go, let
yesterday and the third day. They shall us sacrifice to Yahweh.
go and pick up straw for themselves. 18 Therefore, go now and work.
8 And the fixed number of bricks And straw will not be given to you; and
which they were making yesterday and a certain number of bricks you shall
the third day you shall put on them. deliver.
You shall not diminish from it. For 19 And the overseers of the sons of
they are idle; so they are crying, Israel saw themselves in affliction,
saying, Let us go, let us sacrifice to our saying, You shall not diminish from
Elohim. your bricks, the matter of a day in its
9 Let the bondage be heavy on the day.
men, that they may work in it, and 20 And they met Moses and Aaron
may not trust in the lying words. standing to meet them when they
10 And the taskmasters of the came from Pharaoh.
people, and their overseers went out 21 And they said to them, May
and spoke to the people, saying, Yahweh look on you and judge, you
Pharaoh has said this, I will not give who have made our odor to stink in
you straw. Pharaoh's eyes and in the eyes of his
11 You go take straw for yourselves servants, to give a sword in their
from wherever you may find it. For not hands to kill us.
a thing will be reduced from your 22 And Moses returned to Yahweh
work. and said, Yahweh, why have You done
12 And the people scattered in all evil to this people? Why then have You
the land of Egypt to pick up stubble for sent me?
straw. 23 And since I came in to Pharaoh
13 And the taskmasters were to speak in Your name, he has done
demanding, saying, Finish your work, evil to this people. And You did not
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11 Go, speak to Pharaoh king of


Chapter 6 Egypt, that he may send away the sons
of Israel from his land.
1 And Yahweh said to Moses, Now 12 And Moses spoke before Yahweh,
you will see what I will do to Pharaoh. saying, Behold the sons of Israel have
For he will send them away with a not listened to me. And how should
strong hand, yea, he will drive them Pharaoh hear me, I being of
out from his land with a strong hand. uncircumcised lips?
2 And Elohim spoke to Moses and 13 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and
said to him, I am Yahweh. to Aaron and He directed them as to
3 And I appeared to Abraham, to the sons of Israel, and as to Pharaoh
Isaac and to Jacob as El Shaddai, and king of Egypt, to bring out the sons of
by My name YAHWEH I have not Israel from the land of Egypt.
been known to them. 14 These were the heads of the
4 And I also established My houses of their fathers: The sons of
covenant with them to give to them Reuben the first-born of Israel:
the land of Canaan, the land of their Hanoch, and Pallu, and Hezron, and
travels, in which they traveled in it. Carmi; these were the families of
5 And I also have heard the Reuben.
groaning of the sons of Israel, whom 15 And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel,
the Egyptians are enslaving. And I and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and
have remembered My covenant. Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a
6 Therefore, say to the sons of Canaanitess; these were the families of
Israel, I am Yahweh, and I will bring Simeon.
you out from under the burdens of 16 And these were the names of the
Egypt, and will deliver you from their sons of Levi by their generations:
slavery. And I will redeem you with an Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.
outstretched arm and with great And the years of the life of Levi were a
judgments. hundred and thirty seven years.
7 And I will take you for Myself for a 17 The sons of Gershon: Libni, and
people, and I will be for you a Elohim. Shimei, by their families.
And you shall know that I am Yahweh 18 And the sons of Kohath: Amram,
your Elohim, the One bringing you out and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
from under the burdens of Egypt. And the years of the life of Kohath
8 And I will bring you into the land were a hundred and thirty three years.
which I raised My hand to give to 19 And the sons of Merari: Mahli,
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And I and Mushi. These were the families of
will give it to you for a possession. I Levi according to their generations.
am Yahweh! 20 And Amram took his aunt
9 And Moses spoke to the sons of Jochebed to him for a wife. And she
Israel. And they did not listen to bore to him Aaron and Moses. And the
Moses, from anguish of spirit and years of the life of Amram were a
from harsh bondage. hundred and thirty seven years.
10 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 21 And the sons of Izhar: Korah,
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22 And the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, 3 And I will harden the heart of
and Elzaphan, and Zithri. Pharaoh. And I will multiply My signs
23 And Aaron took Elisheba the and My wonders in the land of Egypt.
daughter of Amminadab, the sister of 4 And Pharaoh will not listen to
Nahshon, to him for a wife. And she you. And I will put My hand on Egypt,
bore to him Nadab, and Abihu, and will bring My armies, My people,
Eleazar, and Ithamar. the sons of Israel, from the land of
24 And the sons of Korah: Assir, Egypt with great judgments.
and Elkanah, and Abiasaph. These 5 And the Egyptians shall know that
were the families of the Korahites. I am Yahweh when I send forth My
25 And Aaron's son Eleazar took of hand on Egypt and bring out the sons
the daughters of Putiel for his wife. of Israel from their midst.
And she bore to him Phinehas. These 6 And Moses and Aaron did as
were the heads of the fathers of the Yahweh commanded them, so they
Levites by their families. did.
26 That is the Aaron and Moses to 7 And Moses was a son of eighty
whom Yahweh said, Bring out the sons years, and Aaron was a son of eighty
of Israel from the land of Egypt, three years when they spoke to
according to their armies. Pharaoh.
27 Those were the ones speaking to 8 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and
Pharaoh king of Egypt to bring out the to Aaron, saying,
sons of Israel from Egypt; it was 9 When Pharaoh speaks to you,
Moses and Aaron. saying, Give a miracle for yourselves,
28 And it happened on the day you shall say to Aaron, Take your staff
Yahweh spoke to Moses in the land of and throw it before Pharaoh; and let it
Egypt: become a snake.
29 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 10 And Moses and Aaron came to
I am Yahweh! Speak to Pharaoh king Pharaoh, and they did so, as Yahweh
of Egypt all which I am about to speak had commanded. And Aaron threw his
to you. staff before Pharaoh and before his
30 And Moses said before Yahweh, servants. And it became a snake.
Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips. 11 And Pharaoh also called wise
How could Pharaoh listen to me? men and the sorcerers. And they, the
priests of Egypt, also performed by
Chapter 7 their secret arts.
12 And they each one threw down
1 And Yahweh said to Moses, See, I his staff, and they became snakes. But
have made you a Elohim to Pharaoh; Aaron's staff swallowed their staffs.
and your brother Aaron shall be your 13 And the heart of Pharaoh was
prophet. hardened, and he did not listen to
2 You shall speak all that I them, as Yahweh had said.
command you, and your brother 14 And Yahweh said to Moses, The
Aaron shall speak to Pharaoh. And he heart of Pharaoh is heavy; he refuses
will send away the sons of Israel from to send away the people.
his land. 15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning.
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water. And you stand to meet him on 23 And Pharaoh turned and went
the lip of the river. And you shall take into his house. And he did not set his
in your hand the staff that was turned heart to this also.
into a snake. 24 And all the Egyptians dug
16 And you shall say to him, around the river to drink water, for
Yahweh the Elohim of the Hebrews they were not able to drink from the
has sent me to you, saying, Send away water of the river.
My people, so that they may serve Me 25 And seven days were fulfilled
in the wilderness. And, behold, you after Yahweh struck the river.
have not listened until now.
17 So says Yahweh, By this you shall Chapter 8
know that I am Yahweh: Behold, I am
about to strike the water in the river 1 And Yahweh said to Moses, Go to
with the staff in My hand, and it shall Pharaoh, and say to him, So says
be turned to blood. Yahweh, Send away My people that
18 And the fish in the river will die, they may serve Me.
and the river will stink, and the 2 And if you refuse to send them
Egyptians will become weary of away, behold, I am about to smite all
drinking water from the river. your territory with frogs.
19 And Yahweh said to Moses, Say 3 And the river will swarm with
to Aaron, Take your staff, and stretch frogs. And they shall go up and enter
out your hand over the waters of into your house, and into your
Egypt, over the rivers, over their bedroom, and on your couch, and into
canals, and over their pools, and over your servants' house, and on your
every body of their waters, so that they people, and into your ovens and into
may become blood. And blood shall be your kneading troughs.
in all the land of Egypt, both in 4 And the frogs will come up on
wooden and in stone vessels. you, and on your people, and on all
20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as your servants.
Yahweh had commanded. And he 5 And Yahweh said to Moses, Say to
lifted up the staff and struck the water Aaron, Stretch out your hand with
which was in the river before your staff over the rivers, over the
Pharaoh's eyes, and before his canals, and over the pools. And bring
servants' eyes. And all the water in the up frogs on the land of Egypt.
river turned to blood. 6 And Aaron stretched out his hand
21 And the fish in the river died, over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs
and the river stunk. And the Egyptians came up and covered the land of
were not able to drink water from the Egypt.
Nile. And the blood was in all the land 7 And the priests did so with their
of Egypt. secret arts. And they brought up the
22 And the magicians of Egypt did frogs on the land of Egypt.
so by their secret arts. And Pharaoh's 8 And Pharaoh called Moses and
heart was hardened, and he did not Aaron, and said, Pray to Yahweh that
listen to them, as Yahweh had said. He may remove the frogs from me and
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the people that they may sacrifice to Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he
Yahweh. did not listen to them, as Yahweh had
9 And Moses said to Pharaoh, Glory said.
over me. For when shall I pray for you 20 And Yahweh said to Moses, Get
and for your servants and for your up early in the morning, and stand
people, to cut off the frogs from you, before Pharaoh. Behold, he is about to
and from your house, that they may be go out to the water. And say to him, So
left only in the river? says Yahweh, Send away My people
10 And he said, For tomorrow. And that they may serve Me.
he said, According to your word, so 21 And if you do not send away My
that you may know that none is like people, behold, I am about to send
Yahweh our Elohim. swarms of flies on you, and on your
11 And the frogs will depart from servants, and on your people, and on
you, and from your houses, and from your house. And the houses of the
your servants, and from your people. Egyptians will be full of swarms of
They will only be in the river. flies, and also the ground on which
12 And Moses and Aaron went out they are.
from Pharaoh. And Moses cried to 22 And in that day I will separate
Yahweh concerning the frogs which the land of Goshen with My people
He had set on Pharaoh. resting on it, that there be no swarms
13 And Yahweh did according to the of flies, so that you may know that I
word of Moses. And the frogs died am Yahweh in the midst of the earth.
from the houses, from the courts, and 23 And I will put a distinction
from the fields. between My people and your people.
14 And they gathered them in heaps This miracle shall be for tomorrow.
and heaps; and the land stunk. 24 And Yahweh did so. And
15 And Pharaoh saw that there was teeming swarms of flies came into
relief. And he made his heart heavy, Pharaoh's house, and the house of his
and he did not listen to them, as servants, and into all the land of
Yahweh had said. Egypt. And the land was destroyed
16 And Yahweh said to Moses, Say before the swarms of flies.
to Aaron, Stretch out your staff and 25 And Pharaoh called for Moses
strike the dust of the earth, and let it and for Aaron, and said, Go! Sacrifice
become lice in all the land of Egypt. to your Elohim in the land.
17 And they did so, and Aaron 26 And Moses said, It is not right to
stretched out his hand with his staff do so, for we sacrifice the abomination
and struck the dust of the earth. And of the Egyptians to Yahweh our
the lice were on man and on beast. All Elohim. Behold! If we sacrifice the
the dust of the earth became lice in the abomination of the Egyptians before
land of Egypt. their eyes, will they not stone us?
18 And the priests performed with 27 We will go into the wilderness, a
their secret arts to bring forth lice, and journey of three days, and sacrifice to
they could not. And the lice were on Yahweh our Elohim, as He may say to
man and on beast. us.
19 And the priests said to Pharaoh, 28 And Pharaoh said, I will send
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Yahweh your Elohim in the died. And from the livestock of the
wilderness; only do not go very far off. sons of Israel, not one died.
And pray for me. 7 And Pharaoh sent, and behold,
29 And Moses said, Behold, I am not even one was dead from Israel's
about to go out from you, and to pray livestock! And Pharaoh's heart was
to Yahweh. And the swarms of flies hardened, and he did not send away
will depart from Pharaoh, and from the people.
his servants, and from his people 8 And Yahweh said to Moses and to
tomorrow. But do not let Pharaoh Aaron, Take for yourselves the fullness
continue to deceive, not to send the of your hands of soot from the furnace,
people to sacrifice to Yahweh. and let Moses sprinkle it toward the
30 And Moses went out from heaven before Pharaoh's eyes.
Pharaoh. And he prayed to Yahweh. 9 And let it become dust on all the
31 And Yahweh did according to the land of Egypt, and let it become boils
word of Moses, and the swarms of flies breaking out into sores on man and on
departed from Pharaoh, from his livestock in all the land of Egypt.
servants, and from his people; and not 10 And they took soot of the furnace
one was left. and stood before Pharaoh. And Moses
32 And Pharaoh made heavy his sprinkled it toward the heavens, and it
heart this time also, and he did not became a boil breaking out into sores
send away the people. on man and on livestock.
11 And the priests were not able to
Chapter 9 stand before Moses, because of the
boils. For the boils were on the priests
1 And Yahweh said to Moses, Go in and on all the Egyptians.
to Pharaoh and say to him, So says 12 And Yahweh made heavy
Yahweh the Elohim of the Hebrews, Pharaoh's heart, and he did not listen
Send away My people that they may to them, as Yahweh had said to Moses.
serve Me. 13 And Yahweh said to Moses, Get
2 And if you refuse to send away, up early in the morning and stand
and you still hold onto them, before Pharaoh, and say to him, So
3 behold the hand of Yahweh is says Yahweh the Elohim of the
going to be on your livestock in the Hebrews, Send away My people that
field, on the horses, on the asses, on they may serve Me.
the camels, on the herds, and on the 14 For at this time I am going to
flocks, a very heavy pestilence. send all My plagues to your heart, and
4 And Yahweh will make a on your servants, and on your people,
distinction between Israel's livestock so that you may know that none is like
and Egypt's livestock. Also of all that Me in all the land.
belongs to the sons of Israel, not a 15 For now I have sent forth My
thing will die. hand and have stricken you and your
5 And Yahweh set a time, saying, people with pestilence, and you have
Tomorrow Yahweh will do this thing been destroyed from the earth.
in the land. 16 And for this reason I have made
6 And Yahweh did this thing on the you stand, in order to cause you to see
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My power, and in order to declare My 27 And Pharaoh sent and called


name in all the land. Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I
17 You still are exalting yourself have sinned this time. Yahweh is the
against My people, so as not to send righteous One, and I and my people
them away. the wicked ones.
18 Behold! I will rain very heavy 28 Pray to Yahweh and let it be
hail about this time tomorrow, such as enough of the thunders and hail of
has never been in Egypt from the day Elohim. And I will send you away and
of its foundation until now. you shall not continue any longer.
19 And now send out, bring your 29 And Moses said to him, As I go
livestock to safety, and all belonging to out of the city I will spread out my
you in the field. All men and livestock hands to Yahweh. The thunder will
found in the field, and not brought to cease, and the hail will not still be, so
the house, the hail will come on them, that you may know that the earth is
and they will die. Yahweh's.
20 Of the servants of Pharaoh, the 30 And as for you and your
one who feared the Word of Yahweh servants, I know that you do not yet
made his slaves and his livestock flee fear before Yahweh Elohim.
to the houses. 31 And the flax and the barley were
21 And the one who did not set his stricken. For the barley was in head,
heart on the Word of Yahweh left his and the flax in bud.
slaves and his livestock in the field. 32 And the wheat and the spelt
22 And Yahweh said to Moses, were not stricken, for they were late.
Stretch out your hand to the heavens, 33 And Moses went out from
so that hail may be in all the land of Pharaoh, from the city, and he spread
Egypt, on man, and on livestock, and out his hands to Yahweh. And the
on every plant of the field in the land thunder and the hail ceased. And rain
of Egypt. was not poured out toward the earth.
23 And Moses stretched out his 34 And Pharaoh saw that the rain
staff to the heavens. And Yahweh gave and the hail and the thunder had
sounds and hail. And fire came down ceased, and he continued to sin. And
to the earth, and Yahweh rained hail he made his heart heavy, he and his
on the land of Egypt. servants.
24 And there was hail, and fire 35 And Pharaoh's heart was made
flashing in the midst of the hail, very strong, and he did not send away the
heavy, which never had been in all the sons of Israel, as Yahweh had said by
land of Egypt since it became a nation. the hand of Moses.
25 And the hail struck in all the
land of Egypt, all that was in the field, Chapter 10
from men and to livestock. And the
hail struck every plant of the field, and 1 And Yahweh said to Moses, Go in
it broke in pieces every tree of the to Pharaoh, for I have made his heart
field. heavy and the heart of his servants, so
26 Only in the land of Goshen, that I may set these signs of Mine in
where the sons of Israel lived, there their midst;
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2 and so that you may recount in 10 And he said to them, May


the ears of your son and the son of Yahweh be so with you, as I send you
your son what I exerted Myself to do away, and your little ones. Watch! For
against Egypt, and My signs which I evil is before your face!
have done among them, and you may 11 Not so! You and the men go now
know that I am Yahweh. and serve Yahweh; for you were
3 And Moses and Aaron went in to seeking it. And he drove them out
Pharaoh and said to him, So says from the face of Pharaoh.
Yahweh Elohe of the Hebrews, Until 12 And Yahweh said to Moses,
when will you refuse to humble Stretch out your hand for the locusts
yourself before Me? Send away My over the land of Egypt, so that they
people so that they may serve Me. may go up on the land of Egypt and
4 For if you refuse to send away My may eat every plant of the land, all that
people, behold, I am going to bring the hail left.
locusts into your territory tomorrow. 13 And Moses stretched out his staff
5 And they will cover the eye of the over the land of Egypt. And Yahweh
land, and no one will be able to see the brought an east wind on the land all
land. And they will eat the rest of that that day and all that night. And at
which escaped, that which is left to morning the east wind lifted up the
you from the hail. And they will eat locusts.
every tree that sprouts to you from the 14 And the locusts went up over all
field. the land of Egypt, and rested on all the
6 And your houses will be full, and territory of Egypt, exceedingly many.
the houses of all your servants, and the Never were there locusts like them
houses of the Egyptians, which neither before, and afterward none will be like
your fathers nor the fathers of your them.
fathers have seen; from the day of 15 And they covered the eye of the
their being on the earth until this day. earth, and the land became dark. And
And he turned and went out from they ate every plant of the land, and all
Pharaoh. the fruit of the trees that the hail had
7 And Pharaoh's servants said to left. And no greenness was left in the
him, How long shall this one be a trees and in the plants of the field in
snare to us? Send away the men that all the land of Egypt.
they may serve Yahweh their Elohim. 16 And Pharaoh hurried to call
Do you not yet know that Egypt is Moses and Aaron. And he said, I have
perishing? sinned against Yahweh your Elohim
8 And Moses and Aaron were and against you.
brought back to Pharaoh. And he said 17 And now pray forgive my sins
to them, Go, serve Yahweh your only this time, and pray to Yahweh
Elohim. Who and who are the ones your Elohim that He may take away
going? from me this death only.
9 And Moses said, We will go with 18 And he went out from Pharaoh,
our young and with our old, with our and he prayed to Yahweh.
sons and with our daughters. We will 19 And Yahweh changed to a west
go with our flocks and with our herds. wind, very strong. And it carried the
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Reeds. Not one locust was left in all 1 And Yahweh said to Moses, I will
the territory of Egypt. bring yet one more plague on Pharaoh
20 And Yahweh made strong the and on Egypt. Afterward he will send
heart of Pharaoh, and he did not send you from here. When he sends you
away the sons of Israel. away completely, Surely He will drive
21 And Yahweh said to Moses, you out from here.
Stretch out your hand to the heavens 2 Now speak in the ears of the
so that darkness may be on the land of people, and let them ask, each man
Egypt, and one may feel darkness. from his neighbor, articles of silver
22 And Moses stretched out his and articles of gold.
hand to the heavens, and darkness of 3 And Yahweh gave favor in the eyes
gloom was in all the land of Egypt of the Egyptians toward the people.
three days. And the man Moses was very great in
23 They did not see each one his the land of Egypt, in the eyes of the
brother, and they did not rise up, each servants of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of
one from his place for three days. Yet the people.
to all the sons of Israel there was light 4 And Moses said, So says Yahweh,
in their dwellings. About the middle of the night I will go
24 And Pharaoh called to Moses out in the midst of Egypt.
and said, Go, serve Yahweh. Only leave 5 And every first-born in the land of
your flocks and your herds behind. Egypt shall die, from the first-born of
Your little ones may go with you. Pharaoh, the one sitting on his throne,
25 And Moses said, You must also to the first-born of the slave-girl who
give into our hands sacrifices and is behind the mill; and every first born
burnt offerings so that we may prepare of animals.
for Yahweh our Elohim. 6 And a great cry shall be in all the
26 And also our livestock shall go land of Egypt, such as never has been,
with us. Not a hoof shall be left. For we and nothing like it shall be again.
shall take from them to serve Yahweh 7 And a dog shall not sharpen his
our Elohim. And we do not know with tongue against all the sons of Israel,
what we shall serve Yahweh until we toward man and toward livestock, so
come there. that you may know that Yahweh
27 And Yahweh made strong the distinguishes between Egypt and
heart of Pharaoh, and he was not Israel.
willing to send them away. 8 And all these servants of yours
28 And Pharaoh said to him, Go will come down to me, and bow to me,
away from me. Be careful for yourself. saying, Go out, you and all the people
Do not see my face again, for in the at your feet. And afterward I will go
day you see my face you shall die. out. And he went out from Pharaoh in
29 And Moses said, You have the heat of anger.
spoken rightly. I will not see your face 9 And Yahweh said to Moses,
again. Pharaoh will not listen to you, so that
My miracles may multiply in the land
Chapter 11 of Egypt.
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Yahweh hardened the heart of with fire that left from it until
Pharaoh, and he did not send away the morning.
sons of Israel from his land. 11 And you shall eat it this way:
with your loins girded, your sandals
Chapter 12 on your feet, and your staff in your
hand. And you shall eat it in awe. It is
1 And Yahweh said to Moses and to the Passover to Yahweh.
Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 12 And I will pass through in the
2 This month shall be the head of land of Egypt in this night. And I will
months for you. It shall be the first of strike every first-born in the land of
the months of the year for you. Egypt, from man even to livestock.
3 Speak to all the congregation of And I will execute judgments on all the
Israel, saying, On the tenth of this Elohe of Egypt. I am Yahweh!
month, they shall each take for 13 And the blood shall be a sign to
themselves an animal of the flock for a you, on the houses where you are. And
father's house, a flock animal for a I will see the blood, and I will pass
house. over you. And the plague shall not be
4 And if the house is too small for a on you to destroy, when I strike in the
flock animal, he and his neighbor next land of Egypt.
to his house shall take according to the 14 And the day shall be a memorial
number of souls, each one according for you. And you shall celebrate it as a
to the mouth of his eating, you shall feast to Yahweh, for your generations.
count concerning the flock animal. You shall celebrate it as a law forever.
5 A flock animal, a male without 15 You shall eat unleavened bread
blemish, a yearling, shall be to you. seven days. Indeed, on the first day
You shall take from the sheep or from you shall cause leaven to cease from
the goats. your houses. For anyone eating any
6 And it shall be for you to keep leaven, that soul shall be cut off from
until the fourteenth day of this month. Israel, from the first day until the
And all the assembly of the seventh day.
congregation of Israel shall kill it 16 And on the first day shall be a
between the evenings. holy assembly (rehearsal), and in the
7 And they shall take from the seventh day a holy assembly
blood, and put it on the two side (rehearsal), shall be to you. Not any
doorposts and on the upper doorpost, work may be done on them. Only what
on the houses in which they eat it. must be eaten by each soul that alone
8 And they shall eat the flesh in this may be done by you.
night, roasted with fire, and they shall 17 And you shall observe the
eat it with unleavened bread and unleavened bread for on this very day
bitter herbs. I brought out your armies from the
9 Do not eat it raw, or at all boiled land of Egypt. And you shall observe
in water, but roasted with fire; its head this day for your generations, a statute
with its legs and with its inward parts. forever.
10 And you shall not leave any of it 18 In the first month, on the
until morning. And you shall burn fourteenth day of the month, at
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bread, until the twenty-first day of the 29 And it happened at midnight.


month, at evening. Yahweh struck every first-born in the
19 For seven days no leaven shall be land of Egypt, from the first-born of
found in your houses. For anyone Pharaoh, the one sitting on the throne,
eating any leaven, that soul shall be to the first-born of the captive who
cut off from the congregation of Israel, was in the prison house, and every
among the foreigners, and among the first-born of animals.
natives of the land. 30 And Pharaoh arose by night, he
20 You shall not eat anything and all his servants, and all the
leaven. You shall eat unleavened Egyptians. And there was a great cry
bread in all your dwellings. in Egypt, for there was not a house
21 And Moses called to all the elders where there was not a one who had
of Israel and said to them, Draw out died.
and take of the flock for you and for 31 And he sent a proclamation to
your families, and kill the passover. Moses and Aaron by night, and it read,
22 And take a bunch of hyssop and Arise, go out from the midst of my
dip in the blood in the basin. And people, both you and the sons of
touch some of the blood in the basin to Israel. And go serve Yahweh according
the lintel and on the two doorposts. to your word.
And you shall not go out, anyone from 32 Take both your flocks and your
the door of his house until morning. herds, as you said, and go. And bless
23 And Yahweh will pass through to me also.
strike Egypt. And He will see the blood 33 And the Egyptians were strong
on the lintel and on the two doorposts, on the people, to hasten to send them
and Yahweh will pass over the door. away from the land. For they said, All
And He will not allow the destroyer to of us will be dead.
come into your houses to strike you. 34 And the people took up their
24 And you shall observe this Word dough before it was leavened, their
for an ordinance for you, and for your kneading troughs being bound up in
sons forever. their clothing on their shoulders.
25 And it shall be, when you come 35 And the sons of Israel did
into the land which Yahweh shall give according to the word of Moses. And
to you, as He has spoken, you shall they asked from the Egyptians articles
observe this service. of silver and articles of gold, and
26 And it shall be, when your sons clothing.
say to you, What is this service to you? 36 And Yahweh gave favor to the
27 Then you shall say, A sacrifice of people in the eyes of the Egyptians.
a passover of Yahweh, who passed And they granted their requests. And
over the houses of the sons of Israel in they plundered Egypt.
Egypt when He struck Egypt. And He 37 And the sons of Israel traveled
delivered our houses. And the people from Rameses to Succoth, the men
bowed and worshiped. being about six hundred thousand on
28 And the sons of Israel went out foot, apart from little ones.
and did as Yahweh commanded Moses 38 And also a mixed multitude went
and Aaron. So they did. up with them, and flocks, and herds,
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39 And they baked the dough which 49 One law shall be to the native,
they brought out from Egypt into and to the visitor, the one staying in
unleavened cakes. For it was not your midst.
leavened, because they were driven 50 And all the sons of Israel did as
out from Egypt, and they were not able Yahweh commanded Moses and
to delay. And also they had not Aaron; so they did.
prepared food for a journey for 51 And it happened on this day,
themselves. Yahweh brought out the sons of Israel
40 And the time of the dwelling of from the land of Egypt by their armies.
the sons of Israel, which they dwelt in
Egypt, was four hundred and thirty Chapter 13
years.
41 And it happened, from the end of 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
four hundred and thirty years, it saying,
happened on this day, all the armies of 2 Set apart to Me every first-born,
Yahweh went out from the land of the one opening the womb among the
Egypt. sons of Israel, among men and among
42 It is a night of celebration to livestock; they shall be Mine.
Yahweh, for bringing them out from 3 And Moses said to the people,
the land of Egypt. This night is a Remember this day in which you went
celebration for all the sons of Israel to out from Egypt, from the house of
their generations. slaves. For by the might of His hand
43 And Yahweh said to Moses and Yahweh brought you out from here.
Aaron, This is the ordinance of the And no leaven shall be eaten.
Passover. No heathen may eat of it. 4 Today, in the month of the Aviv,
44 And every man's slave, a you are going out.
purchase of silver, you shall circumcise 5 And it shall be when Yahweh
him, then he may eat of it. brings you into the land of the
45 A foreigner and a hired servant Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the
may not eat of it. Amorite, and the Hivite, and the
46 It shall be eaten in one house. Jebusite, which He swore to your
You shall not carry any of the flesh fathers to give to you, a land flowing
outside from the house. And you shall with milk and honey, you shall do this
not break a bone in it. service in this month.
47 All the congregation of Israel 6 Seven days you shall eat
shall prepare it. unleavened bread, and on the seventh
48 And when a visitor shall stay day keep a feast to Yahweh.
with you, and will do the Passover to 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten
Yahweh, let every male to him be the seven days. And leavened bread
circumcised,(in covenant for you shall not be seen; yea, no
relationship) and then he may come leaven shall be seen among you in all
near to prepare it. And he shall be like your boundaries.
a native of the land. But any 8 And you shall tell your son in that
uncircumcised (non covenant person) day, saying, It is because of what
may not eat of it. Yahweh did for me when I came out
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9 And it shall be for a sign to you on Elohim said, Lest the people repent
your hand, and a memorial between when they see war, and return to
your eyes, so that the Torah of Yahweh Egypt.
may be in your mouth. For with a 18 But Elohim made the people
strong hand Yahweh brought you out turn toward the way of the wilderness,
from Egypt. to the Sea of Reeds. And the sons of
10 And you shall keep this Israel went up armed from the land of
ordinance at its appointed time, from Egypt.
year to year. 19 And Moses took the bones of
11 And it shall be when Yahweh Joseph with him. For he had made the
brings you into the land of the sons of Israel certainly swear, saying,
Canaanite, as He swore to you and to surely Elohim will visit you, and you
your fathers, and gives it to you, shall cause my bones to go from here
12 you shall set apart to Yahweh with you.
every one opening the womb, and 20 And they pulled up stakes from
every firstling, the offspring of animals Succoth, and they camped at Etham,
which are yours; the males are in the edge of the wilderness.
Yahweh's. 21 And Yahweh was going before
13 And every firstling of an ass you them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead
shall redeem with a flock animal. And them in the way; and by night in a
if you do not redeem, you shall break pillar of fire, to give light to them, to
its neck. And every first-born of men go by day and by night.
among your sons you shall redeem. 22 The pillar of cloud did not cease
14 And it shall be when your son by day, and the pillar of fire by night,
asks you in the future, saying, What is before the people.
this? You shall say to him, Yahweh
brought us out from Egypt by the Chapter 14
might of His hand, from the house of
slaves. 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
15 And it happened when Pharaoh saying,
hardened himself against sending us 2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and let
away, Yahweh killed every first-born them turn and camp before
one in the land of Egypt, from the Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the
first-born of men even to the first-born sea, before Baal-zephon. You shall
of animals. On account of this I camp opposite it, by the sea.
sacrifice to Yahweh every one of the 3 And Pharaoh will say as to the
males opening the womb, and I sons of Israel, they are wandering and
redeem every first-born of my sons. the land has shut them in the
16 And it shall be for a sign on your wilderness,
hand, and frontlets between your eyes. 4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart,
For Yahweh brought us out from and he will pursue you. And I will be
Egypt by the might of His hand. honored through Pharaoh, and
17 And it happened, in Pharaoh's through all his armies. And the
sending away the people, Elohim did Egyptians shall know that I am
not lead them by the way of the land of Yahweh. And they did so.
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5 And it was told to the king of 14 Yahweh will fight for you, and
Egypt that the people had fled; and the you be silent.
heart of Pharaoh and his servants was 15 And Yahweh said to Moses, Why
turned as to the people. And they said, do you cry to Me? Speak to the sons of
what is this we have done? For we Israel, and let them pull up stakes.
have sent away Israel from serving us. 16 And you, raise your staff, and
6 And he prepared his chariots. And stretch out your hand over the sea, and
he took his people with him. divide it so that the sons of Israel may
7 And he took six hundred chosen go in the midst of the sea on dry
chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, ground.
and officers over all of them. 17 And behold! I am making strong
8 And Yahweh hardened Pharaoh the heart of the Egyptians. And they
king of Egypt's heart. And he pursued will go after them. And I will be
the sons of Israel. And the sons of honored through Pharaoh and through
Israel were going out with a high his armies, through his chariots, and
hand. through his horsemen.
9 And the Egyptians pursued them. 18 And the Egyptians shall know
And they overtook them camping by that I am Yahweh, in My being
the sea, all the horses and the chariots honored through Pharaoh, through his
of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his chariots, and through his horsemen.
army, by Pihahiroth, before Baal- 19 And the Messenger of Elohim
zephon. withdrew, the One going before the
10 And Pharaoh came near, and the camp of Israel. And He went behind
sons of Israel raised their eyes, and, them. And the pillar of cloud withdrew
behold! The Egyptians were pulling up from before them, and it stood behind
after them! And they were greatly them.
afraid. And the sons of Israel cried to 20 And it came between the camp
Yahweh. of Egypt and the camp of Israel. And it
11 And they said to Moses, Were was cloudy and dark. And it lit up the
there no graves in Egypt, that you have night; and this one did not come near
taken us away to die in the wilderness? to that one all night.
What is this you have done to us, to 21 And Moses stretched out his
bring us out from Egypt? hand over the sea, and Yahweh caused
12 Is this not the word which we the sea to go back by a strong east
spoke to you in Egypt, saying, Go away wind all night. And He made the sea
from us, and let us serve the dry land, and the waters divided.
Egyptians. For it is good for us to serve 22 And the sons of Israel came into
the Egyptians, than to die in the the middle of the sea on dry ground,
wilderness. the waters being a wall to them from
13 And Moses said to the people, Do their right and from their left.
not be afraid. Take your stand and see 23 And the Egyptians pursued, and
the salvation (Yahshua) of Yahweh, all the horses of Pharaoh came after
which He will prepare for you today. them, his chariots and his horsemen,
For as you see the Egyptians today, into the middle of the sea.
you shall not continue to see them 24 And it happened in the morning
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the Egyptians in the pillar of fire and highly exalted. He has thrown the
cloud. And He confused the camp of horse and his rider into the sea.
the Egyptians. 2 My strength and song is Yah, and
25 And He took off the wheels of He was to me salvation; this is my Eli
their chariots, and made them drive and I will glorify Him; the Elohe of my
with difficulty. And the Egyptians said, father, and I will exalt Him.
I will flee from the face of Israel, for 3 Yahweh is a Man of war; Yahweh
Yahweh is fighting for them against is His name.
the Egyptians. 4 He has cast Pharaoh's chariots
26 And Yahweh said to Moses, and his army in the sea; and the choice
Stretch out your hand over the sea, ones of his officers are drowned in the
and let the waters return on the Sea of Reeds,
Egyptians, on their chariots, and on 5 the depths cover them; they have
their horsemen. dropped into the depths like a stone.
27 And Moses stretched out his 6 Your right hand, O Yahweh, is
hand over the sea, and the sea glorious in power; O Yahweh, Your
returned to its usual flow, at the right hand dashes the enemy to pieces.
turning of the morning, and the 7 And in Your majesty's greatness
Egyptians were fleeing to meet it. And You pull down those rising up against
Yahweh shook off the Egyptians into You; You send forth Your wrath; it
the middle of the sea. consumes them like stubble.
28 And the waters returned and 8 And by the spirit of Your anger
covered the chariots and the waters were heaped up; the running
horsemen, together with all the army waters stood like a wall; the depths
of Pharaoh, those going after them, congealed in the heart of the sea.
into the sea. And not even one was left 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I
among them. will overtake, I will divide the spoil;
29 And the sons of Israel walked on my soul shall be filled with them; I will
dry ground in the middle of the sea, draw my sword; my hand will destroy
the waters being a wall for them, from them.
their right and from their left. 10 You blew with Your wind, the sea
30 And Yahweh saved Israel in that covered them; they sank like lead in
day from the hand of Egypt. And Israel mighty waters.
saw the Egyptians dead on the 11 Who is like You among the
seashore. Elohim, O Yahweh? Who is like You,
31 And Israel saw the great hand glorified in holiness, fearful in praises,
with which Yahweh worked against O Worker of wonders?
Egypt. And the people feared Yahweh, 12 You stretched Your right hand;
and they believed in Yahweh and in the earth swallowed them.
His servant Moses. 13 In Your mercy You led the people
whom You redeemed; You guided in
Chapter 15 Your strength to Your holy dwelling.
14 Peoples heard; they tremble;
1 Then Moses and the sons of Israel trembling seized the dwellers of
sang this song to Yahweh, and spoke, Philistia.
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15 Then the chiefs of Edom were 25 And he cried to Yahweh, and


terrified; the leaders of Moab were Yahweh showed him a tree. And he
seized by trembling; all the dwellers of threw it into the water, and the water
Canaan were melted. became sweet. He made a statute and
16 Terrors and dread fell on them; an ordinance for them there, and He
by the greatness of Your arm; they are tested them there.
silent as a stone, until Your people 26 And He said, If you carefully
pass through, O Yahweh, until pass listen to the voice of Yahweh your
through the people whom You have Elohim, and do what is right in His
bought. eyes, and you give ear to His
17 You shall bring them in and plant commandments, and keep all His
them in the mountain of Your statutes, I will not put on you all the
inheritance, the place You have made diseases which I have put on Egypt;
for Your dwelling place, O Yahweh; the for I am Yahweh Rapha (your
sanctuary which Your hands have Healer).
prepared, O Yahweh. 27 And they came to Elim. And
18 Yahweh reigns forever and ever! there were twelve springs of water and
19 For the horses of Pharaoh went seventy palm trees. And they camped
in with his chariots and his horsemen by the waters.
into the sea, and Yahweh brought back
the waters of the sea on them; and the Chapter 16
sons of Israel walked on dry land in
the midst of the sea. 1 And they pulled up stakes from
20 And the sister of Aaron, Miriam Elim. And all the congregation of the
the prophetess, took the timbrel in her sons of Israel came into the
hand, and all the women went out Wilderness of Sin, which is between
after her with timbrels and with Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of
dances. the second month after their going out
21 And Miriam answered to them, from the land of Egypt.
Sing to Yahweh, for triumphing He 2 And all the congregation of the
has triumphed gloriously; He has sons of Israel murmured against
thrown the horse and its rider into the Moses and against Aaron in the
sea. wilderness.
22 And Moses made Israel to pull 3 And the sons of Israel said to
out from the Sea of Reeds. And they them, Would that we had died by the
went out into the wilderness of Shur. hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt,
And they went into the wilderness in our sitting by the fleshpots, in our
three days, and did not find water. eating bread to satisfaction. For you
23 And they came to Marah. And have brought us out into this
they were not able to drink water from wilderness to kill all this assembly
Marah, for it was bitter. Therefore, with hunger.
one called its name Marah. 4 And Yahweh said to Moses,
24 And the people murmured Behold, I AM will rain bread from the
against Moses, saying, What shall we heavens for you. And the people shall
drink? go out and gather the matter of a day
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whether they will walk in My Torah or 14 And the layer of dew went up,
not. and, behold, something small was on
5 And it shall be on the sixth day the face of the wilderness, scalelike,
they shall prepare what they bring in. small like the hoarfrost on the earth.
And it shall be double what they 15 And the sons of Israel looked.
gather day by day. And they said, each one to his brother,
6 And Moses and Aaron said to all What is that? For they did not know
the sons of Israel, At evening you shall what it was. And Moses said to them,
know that Yahweh has brought you That is the bread which Yahweh has
from the land of Egypt; given to you for food.
7 and in the morning you shall see 16 This is the thing which Yahweh
the glory of Yahweh, in His hearing commanded. Gather from it, each one
your murmurings against Yahweh; according to the mouth of his eating;
and we, what are we that you murmur an omer for a head. By the number of
against us? your souls you shall take for each man
8 And Moses said, When Yahweh who is in your tent.
gives you flesh to eat in the evening, 17 And so the sons of Israel did. And
and bread in the morning, to they gathered; the one gathering much
satisfaction; when Yahweh hears your and the one gathering little.
murmurings which you are 18 And they measured with an
murmuring against Him, you will see. omer. And the one gathering much did
And what are we? Your murmurings not have too much. And the one
are not against us, but against gathering little did not have any need.
Yahweh. Each one gathered according to the
9 And Moses spoke to Aaron, Say to mouth of his eating.
all the congregation of the sons of 19 And Moses said to them, Do not
Israel, Come near before Yahweh; for let anyone leave from it until morning.
He has heard your murmurings. 20 And they did not listen to Moses.
10 And it happened, as Aaron was And some left from it until morning;
speaking to all the congregation of the and it became rotten with maggots,
sons of Israel, they turned toward the and stunk. And Moses was angry
wilderness. And, behold! The glory of against them.
Yahweh appeared in the cloud! 21 And they gathered it in the
11 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, morning, each one in the morning
saying, according to the mouth of his eating.
12 I have heard the murmurings of And it melted in the heat of the sun.
the sons of Israel. Speak to them, 22 And it came about on the sixth
saying, Between the evenings you shall day, they gathered double bread, two
eat flesh; and in the morning you shall omers for one. And all the leaders of
be satisfied with bread; and you shall the congregation came and reported to
know that I am Yahweh your Elohim. Moses.
13 And it happened in the evening: 23 And he said to them, That is
the quail came up and covered the what Yahweh said, Tomorrow is a rest,
camp. And in the morning a layer of a holy Sabbath to Yahweh. What you
dew was around the camp. will bake, bake. And boil what you will
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is left over, to keep it until the 35 And the sons of Israel ate the
morning. manna forty years, until their coming
24 And they laid it up until the into an inhabited land. They ate the
morning, as Moses commanded. And manna until their coming to the
it did not stink and no maggot was in border of the land of Canaan.
it. 36 And the omer was the tenth of
25 And Moses said, Eat it today, for an ephah.
today is a sabbath to Yahweh. Today
you will not find it in the field. Chapter 17
26 You shall gather it six days, and
on the seventh day is a sabbath; in it 1 And all the congregation of the
none shall be found. sons of Israel pulled up stakes from
27 And it happened on the seventh the Wilderness of Sin, according to
day, some of the people went out to their journeys, by the mouth of
gather, and did not find any. Yahweh. And they camped in
28 And Yahweh said to Moses, Rephidim. And there was no water for
Until when do you refuse to keep My the drinking of the people.
commandments and My laws? 2 And the people fought with
29 Behold! Because Yahweh has Moses, and said, Give us water that we
given the sabbath to you, therefore He may drink. And Moses said to them,
is giving to you two days of bread on Why do you fight with me? Why do
the sixth day. Each one of you remain you
in his place. Do not let anyone go out tempt Yahweh?
from his place on the seventh day. 3 And the people thirsted there for
30 And the people rested on the water, and the people murmured
seventh day. against Moses, and said, Why, then,
31 And the house of Israel called its have you caused us to go up from
name, Manna. And it was like the seed Egypt, to kill me and my sons and my
of coriander, white; and its taste like livestock with thirst?
cakes with honey. 4 And Moses cried to Yahweh,
32 And Moses said, This is the thing saying, What shall I do to this people?
which Yahweh has commanded, Fill Yet a little and they will stone me.
an omer from it, to keep for your 5 And Yahweh said to Moses, Pass
generations, so that they may see the on in front of the people, and take with
bread which I caused you to eat in the you some of the elders of Israel. And
wilderness, as I brought you out from take in your hand your staff with
the land of Egypt. which you smote the Nile, and go.
33 And Moses said to Aaron, Take 6 Behold, I will stand before you
one pitcher, and put there the fullness there on the rock in Horeb. And you
of an omer of manna, and deposit it shall smite the rock, and water will
before Yahweh, to keep for your come out of it; and the people will
generations. drink. And Moses did so before the
34 Even as Yahweh commanded eyes of the elders of Israel.
Moses, Aaron laid it up before the 7 And one called the name of the
Testimony, to keep it. place, Massah, and Meribah, because
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and because of their testing of had caused Israel to go out from


Yahweh, saying, Is Yahweh in our Egypt.
midst, or not? 2 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law,
8 And Amalek came and fought took Zipporah, Moses' wife, (after
against Israel in Rephidim. Moses had sent her away,)
9 And Moses said to Joshua, Choose 3 and her two sons, one's name was
men for us, and go fight against Gershom (for he said, I have become
Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the an alien in a foreign land;)
top of the hill, and the staff of Elohim 4 and one's name was Eliezer (for
in my hand. the Elohe of my father was my Help,
10 And Joshua did as Moses had and delivered me from the sword of
said to him, to fight against Amalek. Pharaoh).
And Moses, Aaron and Hur went up to 5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law,
the top of the hill. and his sons and his wife came to
11 And so it was that when Moses Moses, to the wilderness where he
lifted his hand, Israel prevailed. And camped, at the mount of Elohim.
when he rested his hand, Amalek 6 And he said to Moses, I, your
prevailed. father-in-law Jethro, and your wife,
12 And the hands of Moses became and your two sons with her have come
heavy. And they took a stone and put to you.
it under him. And he sat on it. And 7 And Moses went out to meet his
Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one father-in-law, and bowed, and kissed
from this and one from that side . And him. And they asked each to his
his hands were steady until the going neighbor, as to their welfare. And they
of the sun. entered the tent.
13 And Joshua defeated Amalek and 8 And Moses told his father-in-law
his people by the mouth of the sword. all that Yahweh had done to Pharaoh
14 And Yahweh said to Moses, and to Egypt on account of Israel, all
Write this, a memorial in a book, and the trouble which they had found in
set it in the ears of Joshua, that I will the way, and Yahweh had delivered
utterly wipe away the remembrance of them.
Amalek under the heavens. 9 And Jethro rejoiced regarding all
15 And Moses built an altar. And he the good which Yahweh had done to
called its name, Yahweh Nisee (My Israel whom He had delivered from
Banner). the hand of Egypt.
16 And he said, A hand is on the 10 And Jethro said, Blessed be
throne of Yah; war is to Yahweh with Yahweh who has delivered you from
Amalek from generation to generation. the hand of Egypt, and from the hand
of Pharaoh; He who delivered the
Chapter 18 people from under the hand of Egypt.
11 Now I know that Yahweh is
1 And Jethro the priest of Midian, greater than all the Elohims; truly, in
the father-in-law of Moses, heard all the way in which He acted proudly
that which Elohim had done for Moses against them.
and for His people Israel, that Yahweh 12 And Jethro, the father-in-law of
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sacrifices to Elohim. And Aaron and hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers
all the elders of Israel came to eat of tens.
bread before Elohim with Moses' 22 And let them judge the people at
father-in-law. all times. And it shall be that every
13 And it happened on the next day great matter they shall bring to you,
that Moses sat to judge the people. and every small matter they shall
And the people stood beside Moses judge. And you make it easy on
from the morning until the evening. yourself, and let them bear with you.
14 And Moses' father-in-law saw all 23 If you do this thing, and Elohim
which he was doing to the people. And command you, you will be able to
he said, What is this thing which you stand; and also this people will go in
are doing to the people? Why are you peace to their place.
sitting by yourself, and all the people 24 And Moses listened to the voice
standing beside you from morning of his father-in-law, and he did all that
until evening? he had said.
15 And Moses said to his father-in- 25 And Moses chose men of ability
law, Because the people come to me to from all Israel and made them heads
seek Elohim. over the people; rulers of thousands,
16 When they have a matter, they rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties,
come to me, and I judge between a and rulers of tens.
man and his neighbor. And I make 26 And they judged the people at all
known the statutes of Elohim, and the times; the hard matters they brought
laws from His Torah. to Moses, and every small matter they
17 And the father-in-law of Moses judged themselves.
said to him, The thing which you do is 27 And Moses let depart his father-
not good. in-law, and he went to his own land.
18 Surely you will wear out, both
you and this people with you. For the Chapter 19
thing is heavy for you. You are not able
to do it by yourself. 1 In the third month of the going
19 Now listen to my voice. I will out of the sons of Israel from the land
advise you, and may Elohim be with of Egypt, on this day they came to the
you. You be for this people before wilderness of Sinai.
Elohim, and you bring the matters to 2 And they pulled up stakes from
Elohim. Rephidim and came to the wilderness
20 And you warn them as to the of Sinai. And they camped in the
statutes and the laws of the Torah, and wilderness. And Israel camped there
make known to them the way in which before the mountain.
they should walk, and the work which 3 And Moses went up to Elohim.
they should do. And Yahweh called to him from the
21 And you, you shall look out men mountain, saying, You shall say this to
of ability out of all the people, who fear the house of Jacob, and tell it to the
Elohim, men of truth, hating unjust sons of Israel.
gain. And you place these over them as 4 You have seen what I did to
rulers of thousands, rulers of Egypt; and I bore you on eagles wings
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5 And now if listening you will listen sanctified the people, and they washed
to My voice, and will keep My their clothes.
covenant, you shall become a special 15 And he said to the people, Be
treasure to Me above all the nations, ready for the third day. Do not
for all the earth is Mine. approach a woman.
6 And you shall become a kingdom 16 And on the third day, it being
of priests for Me, a holy nation. These morning, it happened: There were
are the words which you shall speak to thunders and lightnings, and a heavy
the sons of Israel. cloud on the mountain, and the sound
7 And Moses came and called the of a ram's horn, very strong! And all
elders of the people. And he put all the people in the camp trembled.
these words before them which 17 And Moses caused the people to
Yahweh commanded him. go up from the camp to meet The
8 And all the people answered Elohim. And they took their stand at
together and said, All which Yahweh the lower part of the mountain.
has spoken we will do. And Moses 18 And the mountain of Sinai was
brought back the words of the people smoking, all of it, because Yahweh
to Yahweh. came down on it in fire. And its smoke
9 And Yahweh said to Moses, went up like the smoke of a furnace;
Behold, I come to you in a darkness of and the mountain quaked exceedingly.
clouds, so that the people may hear 19 And it happened while the sound
My speaking with you, and in you they of the ram's horn was sounding, and
may believe forever. And Moses told becoming very strong, Moses spoke.
the words of the people to Yahweh. And The Elohim answered him by a
10 And Yahweh said to Moses, Go voice.
to the people and sanctify them today 20 And Yahweh came down on the
and tomorrow. And let them wash mountain of Sinai, to the top of the
their clothes. mountain; and Yahweh called Moses
11 And be ready for the third day. to the top of the mountain, and Moses
For on the third day Yahweh will go went up.
down before the eyes of all the people 21 And Yahweh said to Moses, Go
on the mountain of Sinai. down, warn the people lest they break
12 And you shall set limits to the through to see Yahweh, and many of
people all around, saying, Be careful them fall.
for yourselves, not going up into the 22 And also the priests, those
mountain and touching its border; approaching Yahweh, let them sanctify
everyone touching the mountain themselves that Yahweh not burst
surely shall die. forth among them.
13 Not a hand shall touch him, but 23 And Moses said to Yahweh, The
stoning he shall be stoned, or piercing people are not able to come up to the
he shall be shot through. He shall not mountain of Sinai. For You warned us,
live, whether animal or man. At the saying, Set limits to the mountain and
sounding of the ram's horn, they shall sanctify it.
go up into the mountain. 24 And Yahweh said to him, Come,
14 And Moses went from the go down. And you come up, and Aaron
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the people break through to come up seventh day; on account of this


to Yahweh, lest He burst forth among Yahweh blessed the sabbath day and
them. sanctified it.
25 And Moses went down to the 12 Honor your father and your
people and spoke to them. mother, so that your days may be long
on the land which Yahweh your
Chapter 20 Elohim is giving to you.
13 You shall not murder.
1 And Elohim spoke all these words, 14 You shall not commit adultery.
saying, 15 You shall not steal.
2 I am Yahweh your Elohim, who 16 You shall not testify a witness of
has brought you out from the land of falsehood against your neighbor.
Egypt, from the house of bondage. 17 You shall not covet your
3 You shall not have any other neighbor's house; you shall not covet
Elohim before My face. your neighbor's wife, or his male slave,
4 You shall not make a graven or his slave-girl, or his ox, or his ass, or
image for yourself, or any likeness in anything which belongs to your
the heavens above, or in the earth neighbor.
beneath, or in the waters under the 18 And all the people saw the
earth; thunders, and the lightnings, and the
5 you shall not bow to them, and sound of the ram's horn, and the
you shall not serve them; for I am smoking mountain. And the people
Yahweh your Elohim, a jealous El, looked, and they trembled, and they
visiting the iniquity of fathers on sons, stood from a distance.
on the third and on the fourth 19 And they said to Moses, You
generation, to those that hate Me; speak with us, and we will hear. And
6 and doing kindness to thousands, let us not speak with Elohim that we
to those loving Me, and to those not die.
keeping My commandments. 20 And Moses said to the people,
7 You shall not take the name of Do not be afraid, for Elohim has come
Yahweh your Elohim in vain; for in order to test you, and so that His
Yahweh will not leave unpunished the fear may be on your faces, that you
one who takes His name in vain. may not sin.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to 21 And the people stood from a
keep it holy (set apart); distance, and Moses went near the
9 six days you shall labor and do all thick darkness where Elohim was.
your work; 22 And Yahweh said to Moses, You
10 and the seventh day is a sabbath shall say this to the sons of Israel, You
to Yahweh your Elohim; you shall not have seen that I have spoken with you
do any work, you, and your son, and from the heavens.
your daughter, your male slave and 23 You shall not make Elohims of
your slave-girl, and your livestock, and silver along with Me, and you shall not
your stranger who is in your gates. make Elohims of gold for yourselves.
11 For in six days Yahweh made the 24 You shall make an altar of earth
heavens and the earth, the sea, and all for Me, and you shall sacrifice your
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offerings on it, your sheep and your 9 And if he chooses her for his son,
cattle. In every place in which I bring he shall do to her as is the custom of
to memory My name, and I will come daughters.
to you and I will bless you. 10 If he takes another for himself,
25 And if you make an altar of stone her flesh, her clothing, and her
for Me, you shall not build them of cut conjugal right shall not be diminished.
stones. When you swing your tool on 11 And if he does not do these three
it, you defile it. for her, she shall go out for nothing,
26 And you shall not go up by steps without silver.
to My altar, that your nakedness may 12 He that strikes a man so that he
not be uncovered on it. dies, dying he shall die.
13 But he who does not lie in wait,
Chapter 21 and Elohim lets fall into his hand, I
will appoint a place for you where he
1 And these are the judgments may flee.
which you shall put before them: 14 And when a man seethes
2 When you buy a Hebrew slave, he insolently against his neighbor, to kill
shall serve six years And in the seventh him by deceit, you shall take him from
he shall go out free for nothing. My altar to die.
3 If he comes in with his body, he 15 And he who strikes his father or
shall go out with his body. If he was his mother dying shall die.
the husband of a wife, his wife shall go 16 And he that steals a man and
out with him. sells him, or if he is found in his hand,
4 If his master gives him a wife, and dying he shall die.
she bears sons or daughters to him, 17 And he who curses his father or
the wife and her children shall belong his mother, dying he shall die.
to her master; and he shall go out with 18 And when men quarrel, and one
his body. strikes his neighbor with a stone, or
5 And if the slave truly says, I love with a fist, and he does not die, but
my master, my wife and my children; I falls on his bed,
do not desire to go out free, 19 if he rises and walks about in the
6 his master shall bring him to street on his staff, the one who struck
Elohim, and one shall bring him to the him shall be innocent; only he shall
door, or to the doorpost; and his pay his sitting; paying he shall pay for
master shall pierce his ear with an awl, his healing.
and he shall serve him forever. 20 And if a man strikes his male
7 And when a man sells his slave or his slave-girl with a rod, and
daughter for a slave-girl, she shall not he dies under his hand, avenging he
go out as the male slaves go out. shall be avenged.
8 If she is bad in the eyes of her 21 But if he continues a day or two,
master who has appointed her for he shall not be avenged, for he is his
himself, he shall allow her silver.
redemption. He shall not have power 22 And when men fight, and they
to sell her to a foreign people, in his strike a pregnant woman, and her
deceiving her. child goes forth, and there is no injury,
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as the husband of the woman shall put dies, they shall sell the living ox, and
on him, even he shall give through the they shall divide the silver; and they
judges. shall also divide the dead.
23 But if injury occurs, you shall 36 Or if it was known that he was
give life for life, an ox apt to gore from yesterday and
24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand the third day, and his owner does not
for hand, foot for foot, watch him, he shall pay ox for ox, and
25 branding for branding, wound the dead shall be his.
for wound, stripe for stripe.
26 And when a man strikes the eye Chapter 22
of his male slave, or the eye of his
slave-girl and destroys it, he shall send 1 When a man steals an ox or a
him away free for his eye. sheep, and kills it, or sells it, he shall
27 And if he causes the tooth of his pay five oxen for the ox, and four
male slave, or the tooth of his slave- sheep for the sheep.
girl, to fall out, he shall send him away 2 If the thief is found breaking in,
free for his tooth. and is stricken and dies, no blood
28 And when an ox gores a man so shall be shed for him.
that he dies, the ox stoning shall be 3 If the sun has risen on him, blood
stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, is due for him; repaying he shall repay.
and the owner of the ox is innocent. If he has nothing, then he should be
29 And if he was an ox apt to gore sold for his theft.
from yesterday and the third day, and 4 If the stolen thing finding is found
its owner is given warning, and he in his hand alive, from ox to ass to
does not watch him, and he kills a man flock animal, he shall pay double.
or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, 5 When a man consumes a field or a
and its owner also shall be killed. vineyard, and he lets his beast loose
30 If a ransom is put on him, he and it consumes another's field, he
shall give the redemption of his life, shall repay the best of his field and the
according to all which is put on him. best of his vineyard.
31 Whether he gores a son or he 6 When fire breaks out and finds
gores a daughter, according to this thorns, and shocked grain, or standing
judgment it shall be done to him. grain, or the field is burned up,
32 If the ox gores a male slave or a repaying the one kindling the fire shall
slave-girl, he shall give thirty silver repay.
shekels to his master, and the ox shall 7 When a man gives silver or vessels
be stoned. to his neighbor to keep, and it is stolen
33 And when a man opens a pit, or from the man's house, if the thief is
when a man digs a pit, and does not found, he shall repay double.
cover it, and an ox or an ass falls into 8 If the thief is not found, the
it, master of the house shall be brought to
34 the owner of the pit shall pay; he Elohim, to see whether or not he put
shall give silver to its owner, and the out his hand to his neighbor's goods.
dead shall be his. 9 In every matter of trespass, for ox,
35 And when a man's ox strikes for ass, for sheep, for clothing, for
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is his, the case of both of them shall 23 If you afflict him, if he at all cries
come to Elohim. Whom Elohim to Me, hearing I will hear his cry,
declares guilty, he shall repay double 24 and My anger shall glow, and I
to his neighbor. will kill you with the sword; and your
10 When a man gives an ass or an wives shall become widows, and your
ox to his neighbor; or a sheep, or any sons orphans.
animal to keep, and it dies, or is 25 If you lend money to My people,
injured, or is captured, no one seeing the poor with you, you shall not be as a
it, money-lender to him; you shall not
11 an oath of Yahweh shall be put interest on him.
between them both, that he has not 26 If you indeed take the clothing of
put his hand to his neighbor's goods. your neighbor as a pledge, you shall
And its owner shall take it, and he return it to him by the going of the
shall not repay. sun,
12 And if it is indeed stolen from 27 for that is his only covering, that
him, he shall repay to its master. is his covering for his skin. In what
13 If it is completely torn in pieces, shall he lie down? And it shall be,
he shall bring it as a witness; he shall when he cries to Me, I will hear, for I
not repay that which was torn. am compassionate.
14 And when a man borrows from 28 You shall not revile Elohim, and
his neighbor, and it is hurt, or dies, its you shall not curse a ruler among your
owner not being with it, paying he people.
shall repay. 29 You shall not delay giving the
15 If its owner is with it, he shall not fullness of your crops and the juices of
repay. If it is hired, it comes for its your vintage. You shall give to Me the
hire. first-born of your sons.
16 And when a man lures a virgin 30 So you shall do to your oxen, to
who is not betrothed, and lies with your sheep: it shall be seven days with
her, paying he shall pay her dowry for its mother; on the eighth day you shall
a wife to himself. give it to Me.
17 If her father absolutely refuses to 31 And you shall be holy men to Me.
give her to him, he shall weigh money And you shall not eat flesh torn in
according to the dowry of virgins. pieces; you shall throw it to the dogs.
18 You shall not allow a sorceress to
live. Chapter 23
19 Anyone lying with an animal,
surely he shall be executed. 1 You shall not raise a false report;
20 One sacrificing to a god shall be You shall not put your hand with the
destroyed, unless it is only to Yahweh. wicked, to become a violent witness.
21 You shall not be violent toward 2 You shall not run after many to
an alien. You shall not oppress him, gain evil things. And you shall not
for you were aliens in the land of testify as to a lawsuit, to turn aside
Egypt. after many in order to pervert justice.
22 You shall not afflict an orphan or 3 And you shall not favor the lowly
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4 When you happen on the ox of month of Aviv. For in it you came out
your enemy, or his wandering ass, from Egypt, and they shall not appear
returning you shall return it to him. before Me empty.
5 When you see the ass of one who 16 Also the Feast of Harvest, the
hates you crouching under its burden, first fruits of your labor, of what you
you shall refrain from leaving the sow in the field. Also the Feast of
matter to him; loosing you shall loose Ingathering, at the going out of the
it from him. year, at your gathering your work from
6 You shall not pervert the the field.
judgment of your needy one in his 17 Three times in the year every one
lawsuit. of your males shall appear before the
7 You shall keep far away from a Adon Yahweh.
false matter. And do not kill the 18 You shall not offer the blood of
innocent and the righteous; for I will My sacrifice with leaven. And the fat of
not justify the wicked. My feast shall not pass the night until
8 And you shall not take a bribe, for morning.
the bribe blinds the seeing one, and it 19 The first, the firstfruits of your
perverts the words of the righteous. ground you shall bring to the house of
9 And you shall not oppress an Yahweh your Elohim. You shall not
alien; and you know the life of an boil a kid in its mother's milk.
alien, since you were aliens in the land 20 Behold, I am about to send a
of Egypt. messenger before you, to guard you in
10 And you shall sow your land six the way, and to bring you to the place
years, and you shall gather its which I have prepared.
produce. 21 Be on guard before Him, and
11 And the seventh year you shall let listen to His voice. Do not be
it rest and let it lie fallow, and the rebellious against Him, for He will not
needy of your people shall eat. And forgive your transgressions; for My
what they leave, the animals of the name is in Him.
field shall eat. So you shall do to your 22 For if you fully listen to His
vineyard, to your oliveyard. voice, and do all which I speak, I will
12 You shall do your work six days, be an enemy to your enemies, and will
and on the seventh day you shall rest, be a foe to your foes.
so that your ox and your ass may rest, 23 For My Messenger shall go
and the son of your slave-girl and your before you and bring you in to the
alien may be refreshed. Amorite, and the Hittite, and the
13 And be watchful in all that I have Perizzite, and the Canaanite, and the
said to you. And you shall not call Hivite, and the Jebusite; and I will
upon another Elohim by name; it shall destroy them.
not be heard from your mouth. 24 You shall not bow down to their
14 Three times in the year you shall gods, and you shall not serve them.
make a feast to Me. And you shall not do according to their
15 You shall keep the Feast of works. But tearing you shall tear them
Unleavened Bread. Seven days you down, and smashing you shall smash
shall eat unleavened bread, as I have their standing pillars.
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25 And you shall serve Yahweh your approach. And the people shall not go
Elohim, and He will bless your bread up with him.
and your water. And I will remove 3 And Moses came and told all the
sickness from your midst. words of Yahweh to the people, and all
26 There shall not be one the judgments. And all the people
miscarrying, nor one barren in your answered with one voice and said, We
land. I will fulfill the number of your will do all the Words which Yahweh
days. has spoken.
27 I will send My terror before you, 4 And Moses wrote all the Words of
and I will confound all the people Yahweh. And he rose early in the
among whom you come. And I will morning and built an altar below the
give the neck of your enemies to you. mountain and twelve memorial pillars
28 And I will send hornets before for the twelve tribes of Israel.
you which shall drive out the Hivite, 5 And he sent young men of the
the Canaanite, and the Hittite before sons of Israel. And they offered up
you. burnt offerings, and offered sacrifices
29 I will not drive them out from of bulls, peace offerings to Yahweh.
before you in one year, that the land 6 And Moses took half of the blood,
not become a waste, and the beast of and he put it in basins. And he
the field multiply on you. sprinkled half of the blood on the
30 I will drive them out before you altar.
little by little, until you are fruitful and 7 And he took the book of the
possess the land. covenant, and read in the ears of the
31 And I will set your border from people. And they said, We will do all
the Sea of Reeds as far as the Sea of that Yahweh has spoken, and we will
the Philistines, and from the hear.
wilderness as far as the River. For I 8 And Moses took the blood and
will give the people of the land into sprinkled on the people, and said,
your hand. And you shall drive them Behold, the blood of the covenant
out before you. which Yahweh has cut with you
32 You shall not cut a covenant for concerning these words.
them and for their gods. 9 And Moses and Aaron went up
33 They shall not dwell in your with Nadab and Abihu, and seventy
land, lest they cause you to sin towards from the elders of Israel.
Me. If you serve their Elohims, it will 10 And they saw the Elohim of
be a snare to you. Israel. And under His feet was as the
work of a pavement of sapphire, and
Chapter 24 as the heavens for clearness.
11 And He did not stretch out His
1 And He said to Moses, Come up to hand to the nobles of the sons of
Yahweh, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Israel. And they saw Elohim, and they
Abihu, and seventy from the elders of ate and drank.
Israel. And bow yourselves from a 12 And Yahweh said to Moses,
distance. Come up to Me to the mountain, and
2 And let Moses approach by be there. And I will give to you the
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the commandments which I have 7 onyx stones, and stones for


written, to teach them. setting, for the ephod, and for the
13 And Moses rose up, and Joshua breast pocket.
his attendant. And Moses went up to 8 And let them make a sanctuary for
the mountain of Elohim. Me, that I may dwell in their midst.
14 And he said to the elders, Wait 9 According to all which I am going
here for us until we return to you. And, to reveal to you, the plan of the
behold, Aaron, who is a master of tabernacle, and the plan of all its
matters, and Hur, are with you; let vessels, even so you shall do.
him approach to them. 10 And they shall make an ark of
15 And Moses went up into the acacia wood, two and a half cubits
mountain. And a cloud covered the long, and a cubit and a half wide, and a
mountain. cubit and a half high.
16 And the glory of Yahweh dwelt 11 And you shall overlay it with pure
on the mountain of Sinai. And the gold; you shall overlay it inside and
cloud covered it six days. And He outside. And you shall make a wreath
called to Moses on the seventh day of gold all around on it.
from the midst of the cloud. 12 And you shall cast four rings of
17 And the appearance of the glory gold for it, and shall put it on its four
of Yahweh was like fire burning on the feet; two rings on its one side, and two
top of the mountain before the eyes of rings on the second side.
the sons of Israel. 13 And you shall make poles of
18 And Moses came into the midst acacia wood, and you shall overlay
of the cloud, and he went up into the them with gold.
mountain. And Moses was in the 14 And you shall put the poles into
mountain forty days and forty nights. the rings on the sides of the ark, to
carry the ark by them.
Chapter 25 15 The poles shall be in the rings of
the ark; they shall not depart from it.
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 16 And you shall put the testimony
saying, into the ark, which I shall give to you.
2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and let 17 And you shall make a mercyseat
them take an heave offering for Me. of pure gold, its length two and a half
From every man whose heart impels cubits, and its width a cubit and a half.
him, let them take My offering. 18 And you shall make two cherubs
3 And this is the offering which you of gold; you shall make them of beaten
shall take from them: gold, and silver, work from the two ends of the
and bronze; mercyseat.
4 and blue, and purple, and 19 And make one cherub from the
crimson, and fine linen, and goats end here, and one cherub from the end
hair; there. You shall make the cherubs
5 and rams' skin dyed red, and from the mercyseat, on its two ends.
dugong skins, and acacia wood; 20 And the cherubs shall be
6 oil for the light, spices for the oil spreading out wings above, covering
of anointing, and for the incense of the mercyseat with their wings, and
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faces of the cherubs shall be toward 32 And six branches shall go out
the mercyseat. from its sides, three branches of the
21 And you shall put the mercyseat lamp from its one side and three
on the ark from above. And you shall branches of the lampstand from its
put the testimony into the ark, which I second side;
shall give to you. 33 three almond like calyxes on the
22 And I will meet you there, and one branch with knob and blossom;
will speak with you, above the and three almond like calyxes on the
mercyseat, from between the two one branch with knob and blossom, so
cherubs which are on the ark of for the six branches, those going out
testimony, all which I shall command from the lampstand.
you as to the sons of Israel. 34 And on the lampstand shall be
23 And you shall make a table of four almond like calyxes, each with its
acacia wood, its length two cubits, and knobs and its blossoms;
its width a cubit, and its height a cubit 35 and a knob under two branches
and a half. of it; and a knob under two branches
24 And you shall overlay it with of it; and a knob under two branches
pure gold, and you shall make on it a of it, to the six branches, those going
wreath of gold all around. from the lampstand.
25 And you shall make a border of a 36 Their knobs and their branches
hand's breadth for it all around. And shall be of it, all of it one beaten work
you shall make a wreath of gold all of pure gold.
around on its border. 37 And you shall make its seven
26 And you shall make four rings of lamps, and one shall set up its lamps,
gold for it, and you shall put the rings and they shall give light before its face.
on the four corners which are to its 38 And its tongs, and its pans shall
four feet. be of pure gold.
27 The rings shall be near the 39 One shall make it of a talent of
border for housings for the poles to pure gold, with all these vessels.
carry the table. 40 And see that they are made by
28 And you shall make the poles of their patterns which you have been
acacia wood, and you shall overlay shown in the mountain.
them with gold. And the table shall be
carried by them. Chapter 26
29 And you shall make its platters,
and its bowls, and its pitchers, and its 1 And you shall make the tabernacle
sacrificial cups with which to pour a with ten curtains. You shall make
libation. You shall make them of pure them with cherubs, the work of a
gold. skilled workman, of twined linen, and
30 And you shall put on the table blue and purple and crimson.
the showbread before Me continually. 2 The length of one curtain shall be
31 And you shall make a lampstand twenty eight by the cubit; and the
of pure gold. The lampstand shall be width four by the cubit, for the one
made of beaten work; its base and its curtain; one measure to all the
shaft, its calyxes, its knobs, and its curtains.
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3 Five curtains shall be joined 13 And the cubit from this side, and
together, each to her sister. And five the cubit from that side that remains
curtains shall be joined each to its in the length of the curtains of the tent
sister-piece. shall be hung over the sides of the
4 And you shall make loops of blue tabernacle from this and from that
on the edge of one curtain, from the side, to cover it.
end at the juncture; and so you shall 14 And you shall make a cover for
do at the edge of the last curtain, at the the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a
second juncture. covering of dugong skins from above.
5 You shall make fifty loops on the 15 And you shall make the boards
one curtain; and you shall make fifty for the tabernacle of acacia wood
loops in the end of the curtain at the standing up.
second juncture; the corresponding 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of
loops each to her sister. one board; and a cubit and a half the
6 And you shall make fifty hooks of width of one board.
gold. And you shall join the curtains, 17 Two pins shall be in one board,
each to her sister, by the hooks. And it each connected to her sister piece. So
shall become one (echad- united) you shall do to all the boards of the
tabernacle. tabernacle.
7 And you shall make curtains of 18 And you shall make the boards
goats' hair for a tent over the for the tabernacle; twenty boards on
tabernacle; you shall make eleven the south side, southward.
curtains. 19 And you shall make forty sockets
8 The length of the one curtain of silver for the twenty boards; two
shall be thirty by the cubit; and the sockets under the one board for its two
width four by the cubit for the one pins, and two sockets under the one
curtain; one measure to the eleven board for its two pins.
curtains. 20 And for the second side of the
9 And you shall join the five tabernacle, on the north side twenty
curtains separately, and the six boards;
curtains separately. And you shall 21 and their forty silver sockets; two
double the six curtains before the front sockets under the one board, and two
of the tabernacle. sockets under the one board.
10 And you shall make fifty loops on 22 And you shall make six boards
the edge of the one curtain, the last at for the sides of the tabernacle
the juncture; and fifty loops on the westward.
edge of the second curtain that joins. 23 And you shall make two boards
11 And you shall make fifty hooks of for the corners of the tabernacle, in the
bronze. And you shall put the hooks in sides.
the loops and join the tent together. 24 And they shall be double from
And it shall become one (echad- beneath. And in like manner they shall
united). be joined on the top, to the one ring.
12 And the overlapping part of the So it shall be to both of them; they
rest of the curtains of the tabernacle, shall be for the two corners.
the half curtain that remains, shall 25 And there shall be eight boards,
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sockets, two sockets under the one bleached linen, the work of an
board, and two sockets under the one embroiderer.
board. 37 And you shall make five pillars of
26 And you shall make bars of acacia wood for the screen. And you
acacia wood, five to the boards of the shall overlay them with gold, their
one side of the tabernacle; nails gold. And you shall cast for them
27 and five bars to the boards of the five sockets of bronze.
second side of the tabernacle; and five
bars to the boards of the side of the Chapter 27
tabernacle for the rear, westward.
28 And there shall be a middle bar 1 And you shall make the altar of
in the midst of the boards, going acacia timbers; five cubits long and
through from end to end. five cubits wide. The altar shall be
29 And you shall overlay the boards square, and its height three cubits.
with gold and you shall make their 2 And you shall make its horns on
rings gold, housings for the bars. And its four corners. Its horns shall be a
you shall overlay the bars with gold. part of itself. And you shall overlay it
30 And you shall set up the with bronze.
tabernacle according to the decree 3 And you shall make its pots to
which you were shown in the remove its ashes, and its shovels and
mountain. its sacrificial bowls, and its flesh forks,
31 And you shall make a veil of blue and its pans. You shall make all its
and purple and crimson, and twined vessels to be bronze.
linen. One shall make it by the work of 4 And you shall make a grating for
the skilled workman, with cherubs. it, a network of bronze. And you shall
32 And you shall put it on four make four rings of bronze on the four
pillars of acacia wood overlaid with ends of the net.
gold. Their hooks shall be gold, on 5 And you shall put it under the
four sockets of silver. ledge of the altar from beneath. And
33 And you shall hang the veil the net shall be as far as half of the
under the hooks. And you shall bring altar.
the ark of the testimony there inside to 6 And you shall make poles for the
the veil. And the veil shall divide for altar, poles of acacia timbers. And you
you between the sanctuary and the shall overlay them with bronze.
Holy of Holies. 7 And its poles shall be brought into
34 And you shall put the mercy seat the rings. And the poles shall be on the
on the ark of the testimony, in the two sides of the altar, for carrying it.
Holy of Holies. 8 You shall make it hollow with
35 And you shall set the table boards; as He showed you in the
outside the veil, and the lamp across mountain, so they shall make it.
from the table on the side of the 9 And you shall make the court of
tabernacle southward. And you shall the tabernacle; for the south side
put the table on the north side. southward, hangings for the court of
36 And you shall make a screen for twined linen, a hundred by the cubit in
the door of the tent of blue, and of length, for the one side.
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10 And its pillars shall be twenty, evening until morning before Yahweh;
and their sockets twenty in bronze; the a never ending statute for their
hooks of the pillars and their bands of generations, from the sons of Israel.
silver.
11 And so for the north side in Chapter 28
length, hangings a hundred in length;
and its pillars twenty, and their 1 And you shall take to yourself your
sockets twenty in bronze; the hooks of brother Aaron, and his sons with him,
the pillars and their bands of silver. from among the sons of Israel, for him
12 And the width of the west side of to serve as priest to Me; Aaron, Nadab,
the court shall have fifty cubits of and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar, the
hangings; their pillars ten, and their sons of Aaron.
sockets ten. 2 And you shall make holy garments
13 And the width of the court for the for your brother Aaron, for glory and
east side eastward fifty cubits; for beauty.
14 and the hangings to the side 3 And you shall speak to all the
fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and wise-hearted whom I have filled with a
their sockets three. spirit of wisdom; and they shall make
15 And to the hangings for the the garments of Aaron to sanctify him
second side, fifteen; their pillars three, for his serving as priest to Me.
and their sockets three. 4 And these are the garments which
16 And for the gate of the court a they shall make: a breast pocket, and
screen of twenty cubits, blue, and an ephod, and a robe, and a tunic of
purple, and crimson, and twined linen; woven stuff, a miter, and a girdle. And
the work of an embroiderer; their they shall make holy garments for
pillars four and their sockets four. your brother Aaron and for his sons,
17 All the pillars of the court round even for him to serve as priest to Me.
about shall be banded with silver, 5 And they shall take the gold, and
their hooks silver, and their sockets the blue, and the purple, and the
bronze. crimson, and the bleached linen.
18 The length of the court shall be a 6 And they shall make the ephod of
hundred by the cubit, and the width gold, blue, and purple, crimson and
fifty by fifty, and the height five cubits, bleached, twined linen, skilled work.
twined linen; and their sockets bronze. 7 It shall have two shoulder pieces
19 As to all the vessels of the at its two ends; and it shall be joined
tabernacle, in all its service, and all its together.
pins, and all the pins of the court, they 8 And the band of the ephod which
shall be bronze. is on it, like its work, shall be of it,
20 And you shall command the gold, blue, and purple, and crimson,
sons of Israel, and let them bring to and bleached, twined linen.
you pure olive oil beaten for the light, 9 And you shall take two onyx
to set up lamps perpetually. stones; and you shall engrave on them
21 In the tabernacle of the the names of the sons of Israel.
congregation from outside the veil 10 Six of their names shall be on the
which is by the testimony, Aaron and one stone, and six of the remaining
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names on the second stone, according 22 And you shall make chains of
to their birth. woven work on the breast pocket, a
11 You shall engrave the two stones, work of cords, in pure gold.
the work of a stone engraver, the 23 And you shall make two rings of
engravings of a signet, according to the gold on the breast pocket. And you
names of the sons of Israel; you shall shall put the two rings on the two ends
make them set in plaited work of gold. of the breast pocket.
12 And you shall put the two stones 24 And you shall put the two cords
on the shoulderpieces of the ephod, of gold on the two rings, at the end of
stones of remembrance for the sons of the breast pocket.
Israel. And Aaron shall bear their 25 And you shall put the two ends
names before the face of Yahweh, on of the two cords on the two plaitings.
his two shoulders for a remembrance. And you shall put them on the
13 And you shall make plaited work shoulder pieces of the ephod, to the
of gold: front of it.
14 and two chains of pure gold, you 26 And you shall make two rings of
shall make them twisted, a work of gold, and you shall put them on the
cord; and you shall put chains of the two ends of the breast pocket, on its
cords on the plaited work. edge, inward across from the ephod.
15 And you shall make a breast 27 And you shall make two rings of
pocket of judgment, skilled work, like gold, and you shall put them on the
the work of the ephod you shall make two shoulderpieces of the ephod, from
it: gold, blue, and purple, and crimson, beneath, at its front, near its joining,
and bleached, twined linen you shall above the band of the ephod.
make it. 28 And they shall fasten the breast
16 It shall be square, being doubled, pocket from its rings to the rings of the
its length a span and its width a span. ephod with a blue ribbon, to be above
17 And you shall fill in it settings of the band; and the breast pocket may
stones, four rows of stones: a row of not move itself from the ephod.
ruby, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the 29 And Aaron shall bear the names
first row. of the sons of Israel on the breast
18 And the second row: emerald, pocket of judgment on his heart, in his
sapphire and diamond. going into the holy place, for a
19 And the third row: jacinth, agate memorial before the face of Yahweh
and amethyst. continually.
20 And the fourth row: chrysolite, 30 And you shall put the Urim and
onyx and jasper. They shall be plaited the Thummim into the breast pocket
with gold in their settings. of judgment; and they shall be on the
21 And the stones shall be according heart of Aaron in his going before the
to the names of the sons of Israel, face of Yahweh. And Aaron shall bear
twelve according to their names, the the judgment of the sons of Israel on
engraving of a signet; they shall be his heart before the face of Yahweh
each according to his name for the continually.
twelve tribes. 31 And you shall make the robe of
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32 And the mouth in its top shall be and you shall consecrate them, and
in its middle; a binding shall be all you shall sanctify them. And they shall
around its mouth, of woven work; it minister as priests to Me.
shall be like the mouth of a corselet; it 42 And make bleached linen
may not be torn. breeches for them, to cover the naked
33 And you shall make flesh, from the loins as far as the
pomegranates of blue and purple and thighs they shall be.
crimson on its hem, all around on its 43 And they shall be on Aaron and
hem; also bells of gold shall be among on his sons in their going into the
them all around: tabernacle of the congregation, or in
34 a bell of gold and a their drawing near to the altar to
pomegranate; a bell of gold and a minister in the sanctuary, and so that
pomegranate, on the hem of the robe they shall not raise up iniquity and die.
all around. It is a never ending statute to him and
35 And it shall be on Aaron for to his seed after him.
ministering; and its sound shall be
heard in his going into the sanctuary Chapter 29
before the face of Yahweh, and in his
coming out, that he should not die. 1 And this is the thing which you
36 And you shall make a plate of shall do to them, to sanctify them to
pure gold. And you shall engrave on it minister as priests to Me: take one
the engravings of a signet: HOLINESS bull, the son of the herd, and two rams
TO YAHWEH. without blemish,
37 And you shall put a ribbon of 2 and unleavened bread, and
blue on it, and it shall be on the miter, unleavened cakes poured over with oil,
to the front of the miter it shall be. and unleavened wafers anointed with
38 And it shall be on Aaron's oil; you shall make them of fine wheat
forehead, and Aaron shall bear the flour.
iniquity of the holy things which will 3 And you shall put them into one
sanctify the sons of Israel to all their basket and shall bring them near in
holy gifts. And it shall be on his the basket, and the bull and the two
forehead continually, for acceptance rams.
for them before the face of Yahweh. 4 And you shall take Aaron and his
39 And you shall weave the tunic of sons to the door of the tabernacle of
bleached linen, and you shall make a congregation. And you shall wash
miter of bleached linen, and you shall them in water.
make a girdle, the work of an 5 And you shall take the garments,
embroiderer. and you shall clothe Aaron with the
40 And you shall make tunics for tunic, and the robe of the ephod, and
the sons of Aaron; and you shall make the ephod, and the breast plate. And
girdles for them; and you shall make you shall bind it to him with the band
turbans for them, for glory and for of the ephod.
beauty. 6 And you shall put the miter on his
41 And you shall clothe your head; and you shall put the holy crown
brother Aaron with them, and his sons on the miter.
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7 And you shall take the oil of Yahweh, a soothing fragrance; it is a


anointing and shall pour on his head, fire offering to Yahweh.
and shall anoint him. 19 And you shall take the second
8 And you shall take his sons and ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay
clothe them with tunics. their hands on the head of the ram.
9 And you shall gird them with 20 And you shall slaughter the ram;
girdles, Aaron and his sons; and you and you shall take of its blood and
shall bind on turbans for them; and it shall put it on the tip of the right ear of
shall be a never ending statute for Aaron, and on the tip of the right ear
them in the priest's office. And you of his sons, and on the thumb of the
shall consecrate Aaron and his sons. right hand, and on the big toe of their
10 And you shall bring near the bull right foot; and you shall sprinkle the
before the tabernacle of the blood on the altar all around.
congregation. And Aaron and his sons 21 And you shall take of the blood
shall lay their hands on the head of the on the altar, and the oil of anointing,
bull. and you shall sprinkle on Aaron and
11 And you shall slaughter the bull on his garments, and on his sons, and
before the face of Yahweh, at the door on his sons' garments with him.
of the tabernacle of the congregation. 22 And you shall take the fat from
12 And you shall take of the bull's the ram, and the fat tail, and the fat
blood and shall put it on the horns of that covers the inward parts, and the
the altar with your finger. And you lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys,
shall pour out all the blood at the base and the fat on them, and the right leg;
of the altar. for it is a ram of consecration;
13 And you shall take all the fat that 23 also one loaf of bread, and one
covers the inward parts, and the lobe cake of oil bread, and one wafer, from
on the liver, and the two kidneys, and the basket of unleavened bread which
the fat on them, and you shall burn is before the face of Yahweh.
them on the altar. 24 And you shall put all on the
14 And you shall burn the flesh of hands of Aaron and on the hands of
the bull, and its skin, and its dung, his sons. And you shall wave them, a
with fire outside the camp; it is a sin wave offering before the face of
offering. Yahweh.
15 And you shall take one ram, and 25 And you shall take them from
Aaron and his sons shall lay their their hands, and you shall burn the
hands on the head of the ram. burnt offering on the altar for a
16 And you shall slaughter the ram, soothing fragrance before the face of
and you shall take its blood and shall Yahweh; it is a fire offering to Yahweh.
sprinkle it on the altar all around. 26 And you shall take the breast
17 And you shall cut the ram into from the ram of consecration which is
pieces; and you shall wash its inward on Aaron. And you shall wave it a wave
parts, and its legs, and shall place offering before the face of Yahweh; it
them on its pieces and on its head. shall be your portion.
18 And you shall burn all the ram 27 And you shall sanctify the breast
on the altar; it is a burnt offering to of the wave offering, and the shoulder
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and which is lifted from the ram of 37 You shall make atonement seven
consecration, from what is Aaron's, days for the altar, and shall sanctify it;
and from what is to his sons. and the altar shall become most holy,
28 And it shall be for Aaron and for all touching the altar becomes holy.
his sons for a never ending statute 38 And this is what you shall offer
from the sons of Israel; it is for a heave on the altar: two lambs daily, sons of a
offering, and it shall be a heave year, continually.
offering from the sons of Israel from 39 The one lamb you shall offer in
the sacrifices of their peace offerings, the morning, and the second lamb you
their heave offering to Yahweh. shall offer between the evenings.
29 And the holy garments which 40 And a tenth of fine flour
are Aaron's shall be his sons' after anointed with beaten oil, a fourth of a
him, for anointing in them and for hin; and a drink offering, a fourth of a
filling their hands in them. hin of wine, for the one lamb.
30 The priest shall put them on 41 And you shall offer the second
seven days, the one from his sons lamb between the evenings; you shall
taking his place; the one who comes do to it like the morning food offering
into the tabernacle of the congregation and its drink offering, for a soothing
to minister in the sanctuary. fragrance, a fire offering to Yahweh.
31 And you shall take the ram of 42 This shall be a continual burnt
consecration, and you shall boil its offering to your generations, at the
flesh in a sanctuary. door of the tabernacle of the
32 And Aaron and his sons shall eat congregation before the face of
the flesh of the ram and the bread Yahweh; there where I meet you to
which is in the basket at the door of speak to you there.
the tabernacle of the congregation. 43 And I will meet the sons of Israel
33 And they shall eat those things here and it shall be sanctified by My
by which atonement is made to glory.
consecrate them, to sanctify them; and 44 And I will sanctify the tabernacle
a stranger shall not eat, for they are of the congregation and the altar. And
holy. I will sanctify Aaron and his sons to
34 And if any is left of the flesh of minister as priests to Me.
consecration, and of the bread, until 45 And I will dwell in the midst of
the morning, you shall burn what is the sons of Israel; and I will be Elohim
left with fire; it shall not be eaten, for to them.
it is holy. 46 And they shall know that I am
35 And so you shall do to Aaron and Yahweh their Elohim, who brought
to his sons, according to all which I them out from the land of Egypt, that I
have commanded you; you shall may dwell in their midst. I am Yahweh
consecrate them seven days. their Elohim.
36 And you shall offer a bull of a sin
offering daily for atonement; and you Chapter 30
shall purify the altar in your making
atonement for it; and you shall anoint 1 And you shall make an altar, a
it to sanctify it. place for burning incense; you shall
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2 It shall be a cubit in length and a there shall not be a plague among


cubit in width; it shall be square. And them when numbering them.
its height shall be two cubits, its horns 13 They shall give this, everyone
are to be a part of itself. passing over to those numbered: half a
3 And you shall overlay it with pure shekel, by the shekel of the sanctuary,
gold, its top, and its walls all around, twenty gerahs being a shekel; half a
and its horns. And you shall make a shekel as an offering to Yahweh.
wreath of gold for it all around. 14 Every one passing over to those
4 And you shall make two rings of numbered, from a son of twenty years
gold for it under its wreath; you shall and upward, shall give the offering of
make its two corners on its two sides; Yahweh.
and they shall be housings for poles, to 15 The rich shall not give more, and
lift them up by it. the poor shall not give less than half a
5 And you shall make the poles of shekel, to give the offering of Yahweh,
acacia wood; and you shall overlay to make atonement for your souls.
them with gold. 16 And you shall take the silver of
6 And you shall put it before the veil atonement from the sons of Israel and
which is beside the ark of the you shall give it to the service of the
testimony; in front of the mercyseat tabernacle of the congregation; and it
which is over the testimony, there shall be for the sons of Israel for
where I meet you. remembrance before the face of
7 And Aaron shall burn incense of Yahweh, to make atonement for your
perfume on it morning by morning; souls.
when he dresses the lamps he shall 17 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
burn it. saying,
8 And when Aaron sets up the 18 And you shall make a bronze
lamps between the evenings he shall laver for washing, and its base bronze.
burn it, a perpetual incense before the And you shall put it between the
face of Yahweh for your generations. tabernacle of the congregation and the
9 You shall not offer up strange altar; and you shall put water there.
incense on it, and burnt offering and 19 And Aaron and his sons shall
food offering; and you shall not pour wash from it, their hands and their
out a drink offering, to go up on it. feet;
10 And Aaron shall make 20 as they go into the tabernacle of
atonement on its horns once in a year; the congregation they shall wash with
from the blood of the sin offering of water, and shall not die; or as they
the atonement once in the year he draw near to the altar to minister, to
shall make atonement on it for your burn a fire offering to Yahweh.
generations; it is most holy to Yahweh. 21 And they shall wash their hands
11 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, and their feet, and shall not die. And it
saying, shall be a never ending statute to
12 When you lift up the head of the them, to him and to his seed for their
sons of Israel, of those numbered, each generations.
one shall give the ransom of his soul to 22 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
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23 And you take spices for yourself, 35 And you shall make it incense,
the best, five hundred of pure myrrh, an ointment, a work of a perfumer,
and its half of spicy cinnamon, two salted, pure and holy.
hundred and fifty shekels, and two 36 And you shall grind some of it
hundred and fifty of aromatic fine, and put some of it in front of the
calamus; testimony in the tabernacle of the
24 and five hundred of cassia, by congregation, where I meet you. It
the shekel of the sanctuary; and a hin shall be most holy to you.
of olive oil. 37 And the incense which you
25 And you shall make it an oil of make, in its proportion, you shall not
holy anointing, ointment compound, make for yourselves; it shall be holy to
the work of a perfumer, an oil of holy you for Yahweh.
anointing it shall be. 38 If a man makes any like it, to
26 And you shall anoint with it the smell of it, he shall be cut off from his
tabernacle of the congregation and the people.
ark of the testimony,
27 and the table and all its vessels Chapter 31
and the altar of incense,
28 and the altar of burnt offering, 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
and all its vessels, and the laver and its saying:
base. 2 Behold, I have called by name
29 And you shall sanctify them, and Bezaleel, the son of Uri, the son of
they shall become most holy; Hur, to the tribe of Judah.
everything touching them shall 3 And I have filled him with the
become holy. spirit of Elohim in wisdom, and in
30 And you shall anoint Aaron and intelligence, and in knowledge, and in
his sons, and you shall consecrate all workmanship,
them to minister as priests to Me. 4 to devise designs, to work in gold
31 And you shall speak to the sons and in silver and in bronze,
of Israel, saying, This shall be a holy 5 and in cutting of stones for
anointing oil for Me for your finishings, and in carving of wood, to
generations. work in all workmanship.
32 It shall not be poured on the 6 And behold! I have given with him
flesh of man, and you shall not make Aholiab the son of Ahisamach of the
any like it in its proportion; it is holy. tribe of Dan; and in the heart of every
It shall be holy to you. wise-hearted one I have given wisdom;
33 If a man prepares any like it, or and they shall make all which I have
who gives from it to a stranger, he commanded you:
shall be cut off from his people. 7 the tabernacle of the congregation,
34 And Yahweh said to Moses, Take and the ark of the testimony, and the
perfumes for yourself, spices, stacte, mercyseat which is going up over it,
and onycha, and galbanum, spices, and all the vessels of the tabernacle,
and pure frankincense, a part shall be 8 and the table and its vessels, and
for a part. the pure lampstand and all its vessels,
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9 and the altar of burnt offering and 1 And the people saw that Moses
all its vessels, and the laver and its delayed to come down from the
base; mountain. And the people gathered to
10 and the woven garments, and the Aaron. And they said to him, Rise up,
holy garments for Aaron the priest, make for us gods who may go before
and the garments of his sons, to our face. As for this Moses, the man
minister as priests; who brought us up from the land of
11 and the oil of anointing, and the Egypt, we do not know what has
incense of perfumes for the sanctuary; become of him.
according to all which I have 2 And Aaron said to them, Break off
commanded you, they shall do. the rings of gold which are in the ears
12 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, of your wives, your sons and your
saying, daughters; and bring them to me.
13 And you speak to the sons of 3 And all the people broke off the
Israel, charging them, only My rings of gold in their ears, and they
sabbaths you shall keep; for it is a sign brought to Aaron.
between Me and you for your 4 And he took them from their hand
generation; to know that I am Yahweh and formed it with an engraving tool.
your sanctifier. And he made it a casted calf. And they
14 And you shall keep the Sabbath, said, These are your gods, O Israel,
for it is holy for you; the profaners of it who brought you up from the land of
shall sure be executed; for everyone Egypt.
doing work in it, that soul shall be cut 5 And Aaron saw, and he built an
off from the midst of his people. altar before it. And Aaron called and
15 Work may be done six days, and said, A feast to Yahweh tomorrow.
on the seventh day is a sabbath of rest, 6 And they rose early on the
holy to Yahweh; everyone doing work morrow, and they offered burnt
on the Sabbath day surely shall be put offerings and brought near peace
to death. offerings. And the people sat down to
16 And the sons of Israel shall guard eat and drink, and rose up to make
the Sabbath, to observe and do the merry.
Sabbath for their generations; it is a 7 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
never ending covenant. Come, go down, for your people whom
17 It is a sign forever between Me you caused to go up from Egypt are
and the sons of Israel; for in six days corrupted;
Yahweh made the heavens and the 8 they have quickly turned off from
earth, and on the seventh day He the way which I commanded them;
rested and was refreshed. they have made for themselves a
18 And when He finished speaking casted calf and have bowed to it, and
with him on Mount Sinai, He gave to have sacrificed to it. And they have
Moses the two tablets of the said, These are your gods, O Israel,
testimony, tablets of stone, written by who brought you up from the land of
the finger of Elohim. Egypt.
9 And Yahweh said to Moses, I have
Chapter 32 seen this people, and, behold, it is a
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10 And now leave Me alone that My 19 And it happened, as he came


anger may glow against them, that I near to the camp and saw the calf and
may consume them. And I will make dances, the anger of Moses glowed.
you a great nation. And he threw the tablets from his
11 And Moses prayed before the face hands, and he broke them below the
of Yahweh his Elohim, and he said, mountain.
Why, O Yahweh, does Your anger glow 20 And he took the calf which they
against Your people whom You caused had made and burned it with fire and
to go up from the land of Egypt with ground it until it was fine, then he
great power, and with a mighty hand? scattered it on the face of the water.
12 Why should the Egyptians say, And he made the sons of Israel to
For evil He has caused them to go up, drink it.
to kill them in the mountains, and to 21 And Moses said to Aaron, What
consume them on the face of the has this people done to you that you
earth? Turn from Your fierce anger have made to come on them a great
and be moved to pity as to the evil to sin?
Your people. 22 And Aaron said, Let not the
13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and anger of my lord glow. You know the
Israel, Your servants to whom You people that it is in evil.
swore by Yourself, and You spoke to 23 And they said to me, Make for us
them, I will multiply your seed like the gods who may go before us; as for
stars of the heavens, and all this land Moses, the man who caused us to go
which I have said, I will give to your up from the land of Egypt, we do not
seed. And they shall possess it forever. know what has become of him.
14 And Yahweh was moved to pity 24 And I said to them, Whoever has
concerning the evil which He had gold, let them break off. And they gave
spoken to do to His people. to me, and I cast it into the fire, and
15 And Moses turned and went this calf came out.
down from the mountain, the two 25 And Moses saw the people, that
tablets of the testimony in his hand, they were naked, for Aaron had let
tablets written on their two sides, on them naked for scornful shaming
this and on that side they were among their enemies.
written. 26 And Moses stood in the gate of
16 And the tablets were the work of the camp and said, Who is for
Elohim, and the writing was the Yahweh? Come to me! And all the sons
writing of Elohim; it was engraved on of Levi assembled to him.
the tablets. 27 And he said to them, So says
17 And Joshua heard the voice of Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, each one
the people in their shouting. And he put his sword on his thigh; pass to and
said to Moses, A sound of war in the fro from gate to gate in the camp, and
camp! each one kill his brother, and each one
18 And he said, It is not a sound of a his neighbor, and each one his
cry of might, nor a sound of a cry of kindred.
defeat; I am hearing the sound of 28 And the sons of Levi did
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about three thousand men of the 3 to a land flowing with milk and
people fell on that day. honey. For I will not go up among you,
29 And Moses said, Fill your hand for you are a stiffnecked people, lest I
today for Yahweh, since each one has consume you in the way.
been against his son and against his 4 And the people heard this evil
brother, and in order to give you a word, and they mourned, and did not
blessing today. put any ornaments on themselves.
30 And it happened on the morrow, 5 And Yahweh said to Moses, Say to
Moses said to the people, You have the sons of Israel, You are a
sinned a great sin. And now I will go stiffnecked people; in one instant I will
up to Yahweh; perhaps I can make go up among you and I will consume
atonement for your sin. you. And now lay off from you your
31 And Moses went back to Yahweh ornaments, that I may know what I
and said, Oh, this people has sinned a shall do to you.
great sin, and they have made for 6 And the sons of Israel pulled off
themselves gods of gold. their ornaments, from Mount Horeb.
32 And now if You will, lift up their 7 And Moses took the tent and
sin. And if not, I pray, blot me out pitched it outside the camp, far off
from Your book which You have from the camp. And he called it the
written. tabernacle of the congregation. And it
33 And Yahweh said to Moses, happened that everyone seeking
Whoever has sinned against Me, I will Yahweh went to the tabernacle of the
blot him from My book. congregation which was outside the
34 And now go, lead the people to camp.
that place which I have spoken to you. 8 And it happened as Moses went to
Behold, My Messenger shall go before the tabernacle, the people all rose and
your face. And in the day of My stood, each one at the door of his tent.
visitation I will visit their sin on them. And they looked after Moses until he
35 And Yahweh plagued the people had gone into the tabernacle.
because they made the calf, which 9 And it happened as Moses went
Aaron made. into the tabernacle, the pillar of cloud
would come down and stand at the
Chapter 33 door of the tabernacle. And He spoke
with Moses.
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 10 And all the people would see the
Come, go up from this place, you and pillar of the cloud standing at the door
the people whom you have caused to of the tabernacle. And all the people
go up out from the land of Egypt, to rose and bowed themselves, each one
the land which I swore to Abraham, to at the door of his tent.
Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, I will give 11 And Yahweh would speak to
it to your seed. Moses face to face, as a man speaks to
2 And I will send a Messenger his friend. And he would return to the
before your face, and I will drive out camp. And his attendant, Joshua the
the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the son of Nun, a young man did not leave
Hittite and the Perizzite, and the the middle of the tabernacle.
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12 And Moses said to Yahweh, rock; and I will cover My hand over
Behold, You are saying to me, Cause you during My passing.
this people to go up. And You, You 23 And I will remove My hand, and
have not told me whom You will send you shall see My back; but My face
with me. And yet You have said, I cannot be seen.
know you by name, and also you have
found favor in My eyes. Chapter 34
13 And now, if I have found favor in
Your eyes, please make me see Your 1 And Yahweh said to Moses, Cut
ways, and let me know You, so that I out for yourself two tablets of stone,
may find favor in Your eyes; and like the former. And I will write on the
consider that this nation is Your tablets the words which were on the
people. former tablet, which you broke.
14 And He said, My presence will go 2 And be prepared in the morning,
with you, and I will give you rest. and go up in the morning to Mount
15 And they said to Him, If Your Sinai. And place yourself there by Me,
presence does not go, do not cause us on the top of the mountain.
to go up from here. 3 And a man shall not go up with
16 And now by what can it be you. And also let no man be seen on all
known that I and Your people have the mountain. Also do not allow the
found favor in Your eyes? Is it not in flocks and the herds to feed before that
Your going with us? And we are mountain.
distinguished, I and Your people, from 4 And he cut out two tablets of
all the nations which are on the face of stone like the former. And Moses rose
the earth? early in the morning and went up into
17 And Yahweh said to Moses, This Mount Sinai, as Yahweh had
thing which you have spoken I will do. commanded him. And he took in his
For you have found favor in My eyes, hand the two tablets of stone.
and I know you by name. 5 And Yahweh came down in the
18 And he said, I pray, let me see cloud. And he placed himself there
Your glory. with Him, and he called on the name
19 And He said, I will cause all My of Yahweh.
goodness to pass before your face. And 6 And Yahweh passed by before his
I will call out the name of Yahweh face and called out: Yahweh! Yahweh
before your face. And I will be gracious Elohim! Merciful and gracious, slow to
to whom I will be gracious, and I will anger, and great in goodness and
have mercy on whom I will have truth,
mercy. 7 keeping mercy for thousands,
20 And He said, You are not able to forgiving iniquity and transgression
see My face; for no man can see Me and sin, and not leaving entirely
and live. unpunished, visiting the iniquity of
21 And Yahweh said, Behold, a fathers on sons, and on sons of sons,
place by Me! And you shall stand on a to the third and to the fourth
rock. generation.
22 And as My glory is passing it will 8 And Moses hurried and bowed to
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9 And he said, If now I have found appointed, the month of Abib; for in
favor in Your eyes, O Yahweh, please the month of Abib you went out from
let my Adonai go in our midst, for it is Egypt.
a stiffnecked people; and You forgive 19 Every one opening the womb is
our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Mine, and all your male livestock, a
a possession. firstling of ox or sheep,
10 And He said, Behold, I am 20 and a firstling of an ass, you
cutting a covenant; I will do wonderful shall redeem with a lamb. And if you
things before all your people which not do not redeem, you shall break its
have been done in all the earth, and neck. You shall redeem every first-
among all nations. And all the people born of your sons, and they shall not
in whose midst you are shall see the be seen before My face empty.
work of Yahweh, for that which I am 21 You may work six days, and on
about to do is awesome. the seventh day you shall rest. In
11 Take heed for yourself what I am plowing time and in harvest you shall
commanding you today. Behold, I am rest.
about to drive out from before your 22 And you shall observe a Feast of
face the Amorite, and the Canaanite, Weeks for yourself, the firstfruits of
and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the harvest of wheat; also the Feast of
the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Ingathering at the turn of the year.
12 Take heed to yourself, that you 23 Three times in the year every
not cut a covenant with the people of male of yours shall be seen before the
the land to which you are going in, face of the Adonai Yahweh, the Elohim
that it not be a snare in your midst. of Israel.
13 But you shall cut down their 24 For I will expel nations from
altars, break their pillars, and you before your face and will make broad
shall cut off their Asherahs. your territory; and no one shall covet
14 For you shall not bow to another your land, as you go up to appear
Elohim, for Yahweh whose name is before Yahweh your Elohim three
Jealous, He is a jealous Elohim; times in the year.
15 that you not cut a covenant with 25 You shall not slaughter the blood
the people of the land, and they of my sacrifice with leaven, nor shall
fornicate with their Elohims, and they the sacrifice of the Passover Feast pass
call to you, and you eat from his the night until morning.
sacrifice; 26 You shall bring the first of the
16 and you take from their firstfruits of your ground to the house
daughters for your sons, and their of Yahweh your Elohim. You shall not
daughters fornicate with their boil a kid in the milk of its mother.
Elohims, and they lead your sons to 27 And Yahweh said to Moses,
fornicate with their Elohims. Write these words for yourself, for on
17 You shall not make for yourself the mouth of these words I will cut a
casted Elohims. covenant with you and with Israel.
18 You shall keep the Feast of 28 And he was there with Yahweh
Unleavened; seven days you shall eat forty days and forty nights; he did not
unleavened things, which I eat bread and he did not drink water.
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And He wrote on the tablets the words everyone doing work in it dying shall
of the covenant, the Ten Words. die.
29 And it happened as Moses was 3 You shall not kindle a fire in all
going down from Mount Sinai, the two your dwellings on the day of the
tablets of the testimony being in Sabbath.
Moses' hand as he went down from the 4 And Moses said to all the
mountain, Moses did not know that congregation of the sons of Israel,
the skin of his face had become shiny saying, This is the thing which Yahweh
through His speaking with him. commanded, saying,
30 And Aaron and all the sons of 5 Take from among you an offering
Israel saw Moses. And, behold! The to Yahweh. Everyone willing of heart
skin of his face shone. And they were shall bring it, the offering of Yahweh:
afraid to draw near to him. gold and silver and bronze,
31 And Moses called to them. And 6 and blue, and purple, and
Aaron and all the leaders among the crimson, and bleached linen, and
congregation turned back to him. And goats' hair,
Moses spoke to them. 7 and rams' skins dyed red, and
32 And afterwards all the sons of dugong skins, and acacia wood,
Israel drew near. And he commanded 8 and oil for the light, and spices for
them all that which Yahweh had the oil of anointing, and for the
spoken with him in Mount Sinai. incense of perfumes;
33 And Moses finished speaking 9 and onyx stones, and stones of
with them, and he put a veil on his settings, for the ephod and for the
face. breast pocket.
34 And as Moses came in before 10 And every wise-hearted one
Yahweh to speak with Him, he took off among you, let them come and make
the veil until he went out. And he all which Yahweh has commanded;
would go out and speak to the sons of 11 the tabernacle, its tent, and its
Israel that which he was commanded. cover, its hooks, its boards, its bars, its
35 And the sons of Israel would see pillars, and its sockets;
the face of Moses, that the skin of 12 the ark, and its poles, the
Moses' face shone. And Moses would mercyseat and the veil of the covering,
put back the veil on his face until he 13 the table and its poles, and all its
went in to speak with Him. vessels, and the Bread of the Presence;
14 and the lampstand of the light,
Chapter 35 and its vessels, and its lamps, and the
oil of the light;
1 And Moses assembled all the 15 and the incense altar and its
congregation of the sons of Israel and poles, and the oil of anointing, and the
said to them, These are the Words incense of perfumes, and the screen of
which Yahweh has commanded, to do the door, at the door of the tabernacle;
them: 16 the altar of burnt offering, and its
2 Work may be done six days and bronze grating, its poles, and all its
on the seventh day it shall be holy to vessels, the laver and its base;
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17 the screens of the court, its 28 and the spice, and the oil for the
pillars, and its sockets, and the screen light, and for the anointing oil, and for
for the gate of the court; the incense of the perfumes.
18 the pins of the tabernacle, and 29 And every man and woman
the pins of the court, and their cords; whose hearts made them willing to
19 the woven garments to minister bring for all the work which Yahweh
in the sanctuary, the holy garments for commanded to be done by the hand of
Aaron the priest, and the garments for Moses; the sons of Israel brought a
his sons, to minister as priests. willing offering to Yahweh.
20 And all the congregation of the 30 And Moses said to the sons of
sons of Israel went out from Moses. Israel, Behold! Yahweh has called by
21 And they came, every one whose name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son
heart was lifted up, and everyone of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
whose spirit made him willing. They 31 And He has filled him with the
brought the offering of Yahweh for the spirit of Elohim, in wisdom, in
work of the tabernacle of the intelligence, and in knowledge, and in
congregation, and for all its service, all workmanship,
and for the holy garments. 32 and to devise designs, to work in
22 And the men came in together gold, and in silver, and in bronze,
with the women, everyone willing of 33 and in cuttings of stones for
heart. They brought in bracelets, and finishings, and in carving of wood, to
nose rings, and rings, and ornaments, work in all workmanship of design.
every gold article, and every one who 34 And He has put in his heart to
waved a wave offering of gold to teach, he and Aholiab the son of
Yahweh. Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan,
23 And everyone with whom blue 35 He has filled them with wisdom
was found, and purple, and crimson, of heart, to do every work of a smith,
and bleached linen, and goats' hair, and an artisan, and an embroiderer in
and rams' skins dyed red, and dugong blue, and in purple, and in crimson,
skins, they brought. and in bleached linen, and a weaver;
24 Everyone rising up with an doers of every work and devisers of
offering of silver and bronze, they designs.
brought the offering of Yahweh; and
everyone with whom was found acacia Chapter 36
wood for any work of the service, they
brought. 1 And Bezaleel and Aholiab shall
25 And every wise-hearted woman work with everyone wise of heart to
spun with her hands; and they brought whom Yahweh has given wisdom and
spun yarn, blue, and purple, and intelligence, to know how to do every
crimson and bleached linen. work of the service of the sanctuary,
26 And all the women whose hearts concerning all which Yahweh had
were lifted up in wisdom spun the commanded.
goats' hair. 2 And Moses called to Bezaleel, and
27 And the leaders brought the onyx to Aholiab, and to everyone wise of
stones, and stones for the setting, for heart, to whom Yahweh had given a
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heart had lifted him up to come near second juncture; the loops
the work, to do it. corresponded, one with another.
3 And they took every offering 13 And he made fifty hooks of gold;
before Moses which the sons of Israel and he joined the curtains by the
had brought for the work of the service hooks, one to another. And the
in the holy place, to do it. And they tabernacle became one.
brought to him still more willing 14 And he made curtains of goats'
offerings morning by morning. hair for a tent over the tabernacle; he
4 And all the wise men came, those made them eleven curtains.
doing every kind of work for the 15 The length of the one curtain
sanctuary, each one from his work was thirty by the cubit, and four cubits
they were doing. the width of the one curtain; one
5 And they spoke to Moses, saying, measure to the eleven curtains.
The people are bringing more than 16 And he joined the five curtains
enough for the service of the work that separately, and the six curtains
Yahweh commanded, to do it. separately.
6 And Moses commanded, and they 17 And he made fifty loops on the
caused it to be voiced in the camp, edge of the last curtain at the juncture;
saying, Let neither man nor woman and he made fifty loops on the edge of
make any more offering for the the curtain that joined the second.
sanctuary; and the people were held 18 And he made fifty bronze hooks
back from bringing. to join the tent, to unite it in one
7 And their property was sufficient (echad).
for all the work, to do it, and it was too 19 And he made a cover for the tent
much. of rams' skins dyed red; and a cover of
8 And every wise-hearted one dugong skins from above.
among the doers of the work of the 20 And he made the boards for the
tabernacle made ten curtains, twined, tabernacle, standing planks of acacia
bleached linen, and blue, and purple, wood.
and crimson; he made them with 21 The length of the board was ten
cherubs, the work of an artisan. cubits, and a cubit and a half was the
9 The length of one curtain was width of the one board.
twenty eight by the cubit; and the 22 The one board was connected by
width was four by the cubit; the one two pins, one to another; so he did to
curtain was the same measure for all all the boards of the tabernacle.
the curtains. 23 And he made the boards for the
10 And he joined five curtains one tabernacle: twenty boards for the
to another; and he joined five curtains south side southward.
one to another. 24 And he made forty sockets of
11 And he made loops of blue on the silver under the twenty boards; two
edge of the one curtain, from the end sockets under the one board for its two
to the juncture; so he did at the edge of pins.
the last curtain at the second juncture. 25 And for the second side of the
12 He made fifty loops on one tabernacle, to the north side, he made
curtain; and he made fifty loops on the twenty boards,
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26 and their forty silver sockets; Chapter 37


two sockets under the one board, and
two sockets under the other board. 1 And Bezaleel made the ark of
27 And he made six boards for the acacia wood; two cubits and a half
sides of the tabernacle westward. long, and a cubit and a half wide, and a
28 And he made two boards for the cubit and a half high.
corners of the tabernacle, in the sides. 2 And he overlaid it with pure gold,
29 And they were double from inside and outside. And he made for it
below, and in like manner they were a wreath of gold all around.
complete to its top, to the first ring. So 3 And he cast four rings of gold for
he did to both of them, for the two it, on its four feet; two rings on its one
corners. side and two rings on its second side.
30 And there were eight boards, 4 And he made poles of acacia
and their silver sockets, sixteen wood; and he overlaid them with gold.
sockets; two sockets and two sockets 5 And he put the poles into the
under the one board. rings, on the sides of the ark, to carry
31 And he made bars of acacia the ark.
wood; five to the boards of the second 6 And he made a mercyseat of pure
side of the tabernacle; gold; two cubits and a half long, and a
32 and five bars to the boards of the cubit and a half wide.
sides of the tabernacle westward. 7 And he made two cherubs of gold;
33 And he made the middle bar to he made them of beaten work, from
go through the middle of the boards, the two ends of the mercyseat;
from end to end. 8 one cherub here at one end, and
34 And he overlaid the boards with one cherub here at the other end. He
gold. And he made the rings gold, made the cherubs from the mercyseat,
housing for the poles; and he overlaid from its two ends.
the bars with gold. 9 And the cherubs were spreading
35 And he made a veil of blue, and out wings above, covering the mercy-
purple, and crimson, and twined, seat with their wings, their faces each
bleached linen. He made it the work of toward the other; the faces of the
an artisan, with cherubs. cherubs were toward the mercyseat.
36 And he made four pillars of 10 And he made the table of planks
acacia for it. And he overlaid them of acacia; two cubits long, and a cubit
with gold, their hooks gold; and he wide, and a cubit and a half high.
cast four sockets of silver for them. 11 And he overlaid it with pure gold;
37 And he made a screen for the and he made for it a wreath of gold all
door of the tabernacle, blue, and around.
purple, and crimson, and twined, 12 And he made for it a border of a
bleached linen, the work of an hand's breadth all around. And he
embroiderer; made a wreath of gold for its border all
38 and its five pillars, and their around.
hooks; and they overlaid their tops 13 And he cast for it four rings of
and their bands with gold; and their gold; and he put the rings on the four
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14 The rings were near the border, 26 And he overlaid it with pure
the housings for the poles, to carry the gold, its top and its sides and its horns
table. all around. And he made for it a
15 And he made the poles of acacia wreath of gold all around.
wood; and he overlaid them with gold, 27 And he made for it two rings of
to lift up the table. gold, from beneath its wreath, on its
16 And he made the vessels which two corners, on its two sides, for
were on the table, its platters and its housings for poles, to lift it.
bowls, and its sacrificial cups, and its 28 And he made its poles of acacia
pitchers by which a drink offering is wood; and he overlaid them with gold.
made, with pure gold. 29 And he made the holy oil of
17 And he made the lampstand of anointing, and the pure incense of
pure gold; he made the lampstand of fragrant spices, the work of a
beaten work, its side, and its branch, perfumer.
its calyxes, its knobs and its blossoms
were from it. Chapter 38
18 And six branches went out from
its sides; three branches of the 1 And he made the altar of the burnt
lampstand from one side, and three offering of acacia wood; five cubits its
branches of the lampstand from its length and five cubits its width,
second side. square; and its height was three
19 Three almond-like bowls were cubits.
on the one branch, with knob and 2 And he made its horns on its four
blossom; and three almond-like bowls corners; its horns were of it. And he
on the one branch, with knob and overlaid it with bronze.
blossom; so for the six branches, those 3 And he made all the vessels of the
going out from the lampstand. altar, the pots and the shovels and the
20 And on the lampstand were four sacrificial bowls, the fleshhooks and
almond-like bowls, its knobs and its the firepans. He made all its vessels of
blossoms. bronze.
21 And a knob was under two 4 And he made a network of bronze
branches of it, to the six branches, grating for the altar, from below under
those going out from it. its ledge, as far as its middle.
22 The knobs and the branches of it 5 And he cast four rings in its four
were one beaten work of pure gold. ends to the bronze grating, housings
23 And he made its seven lamps for the poles.
and its snuffers and its pans of pure 6 And he made the poles of acacia
gold. wood; and he overlaid them with
24 He made it and all its vessels bronze.
from a talent of pure gold. 7 And he put the poles into the rings
25 And he made the altar of incense on the sides of the altar, to lift it with
of acacia wood; its length a cubit, and them. He made it hollow with planks.
its width a cubit, square. And its 8 And he made the laver bronze,
height was two cubits; its horns were and its base bronze, from the mirrors
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assembling, who served at the door of hooks silver, and the overlaying of
the tabernacle of the congregation. their capitals and their bands were
9 And he made the court. To the silver.
side of the Negev, to the south, the 20 And all the pins for the
curtains of the court were twined tabernacle and for the court all around
bleached linen, a hundred by the cubit. were bronze.
10 Their pillars were twenty and 21 These are the numbered things
their sockets twenty, of bronze. The of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the
hooks of the pillars and their bands testimony, which were numbered at
were silver. Moses' command for the service of the
11 And for the north side, a hundred Levites in the hand of Ithamar, the son
by the cubit, their pillars were twenty of Aaron the priest.
and their sockets twenty, of bronze. 22 And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the
The hooks of the pillars and their son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made
bands were silver. all that Yahweh commanded Moses.
12 And for the west side, curtains of 23 And with him Aholiab the son of
fifty cubits; their pillars ten and their Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an
sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars engraver and a craftsman, and an
and her bands were silver. embroiderer in blue and in purple and
13 And for the east side eastward in crimson and in bleached linen.
fifty cubits, 24 All the gold used was for the
14 curtains of fifteen cubits to the work, in all the work of the sanctuary;
side, their pillars three and their and it was the gold of the wave
sockets three. offering, twenty nine talents and seven
15 And for the second side on this hundred and thirty shekels, by the
side and on that side to the opening of shekel of the sanctuary.
the court, curtains of fifteen cubits, 25 And the silver of the numbered
their pillars three and their sockets ones of the assembly was a hundred
three. talents, and a thousand seven hundred
16 All the curtains of the court all and seventy five shekels, by the shekel
around were twined bleached linen. of the sanctuary,
17 And the sockets for the pillars 26 a bekah for a head, half a shekel,
were bronze, the hooks of the pillars by the shekel of the holy place, for
and their bands of silver. And the everyone passing over to those
overlaying of their capitals were silver; numbered, from a son of twenty years
and all the pillars of the court were and upward, for six hundred and three
banded with silver. thousand, five hundred and fifty
18 And the screen of the opening of persons.
the court was an embroiderer's work, 27 And the hundred talents of the
blue and purple and crimson, and silver were for casting the sockets of
bleached twined linen, and twenty the sanctuary, and for the sockets of
cubits long, and the height was five the veil, a hundred sockets for a
cubits in width; the curtains of the hundred talents, a talent for a socket.
court joining. 28 And the thousand, seven
19 And their pillars were four, and hundred and seventy five shekels he
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overlaid their capitals and joined 7 And he put them on the


them. shoulderpieces of the ephod, memorial
29 And the bronze of the wave stones for the sons of Israel, as
offering was seventy talents and two Yahweh commanded Moses.
thousand and four hundred shekels. 8 And he made the breast pocket, a
30 And he made with it the sockets work of an artisan, like the work of the
of the door of the tabernacle of the ephod: gold, blue, purple, and
congregation, and the bronze altar and crimson, and twined bleached linen;
its bronze grating, and all the vessels 9 it was square. They made the
of the altar. breast pocket double; its length a span
31 And the sockets of the court all and its width a span, doubled.
around, and the sockets of the opening 10 And they set it in four rows of
of the court, and all the pins of the stones: one row, the first row: a ruby, a
tabernacle, and all of the pins of the topaz and an carbuncle.
court all around were bronze. 11 The second row: a turquoise, a
sapphire and a jasper.
Chapter 39 12 And the third row: a jacinth, an
agate, and an amethyst.
1 And from the blue and the purple 13 And the fourth row: a chrysolite,
and the crimson they made woven an onyx, and a jasper; these set in their
garments for serving in the sanctuary. settings, plaited work of gold.
And they made the holy garments 14 And the stones were according to
which were for Aaron, as Yahweh the names of the sons of Israel; they
commanded Moses. were twelve according to their names,
2 And he made the ephod of gold, the engravings of a signet, each
blue, and purple, and crimson, and according to his name, for the twelve
twined bleached linen. tribes.
3 And they beat out sheets of gold, 15 And they made cords of chains
and cut threads to work into the midst on the breast pocket, a work of pure
of the blue, and into the midst of the gold cords.
purple, and into the midst of the 16 And they made two gold plaitings
crimson, and into the midst of the and two golden rings; and they put the
bleached linen, the work of an artisan. two rings on the two ends of the
4 They made shoulderpieces for it, breast pocket.
joined together; it was joined on its 17 And they put the two golden
two ends. cords on the two rings, on the ends of
5 And its fastening band was on it; the breast pocket.
it was of it, like its work, gold, blue, 18 And they put the two ends of the
and purple, and crimson, and twined two cords on the two plaitings. And
bleached linen, as Yahweh they put them on the shoulderpieces of
commanded Moses. the ephod, on the front of its face.
6 And they made stones of onyx set 19 And they made two rings of gold,
in plaited work of gold, engraved with and they put them on the two ends of
engravings of a signet, according to the the breast pocket, on its edge, on the
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20 And they made two rings of gold, engravings of a signet: HOLINESS TO


and they put them on the two YAHWEH.
shoulderpieces of the ephod from 31 And they put a blue ribbon on it,
beneath, on the front of its face, near to fasten it on the miter from above, as
its joining; from above to the band of Yahweh commanded Moses.
the ephod. 32 And all the work of the
21 And they fastened the breast tabernacle of the congregation was
pocket from its rings to the rings of the finished, And the sons of Israel did
ephod with a blue ribbon, to be on the according to all which Yahweh
ephod band, that the breast pocket not commanded Moses; so they did.
move itself from the ephod, as Yahweh 33 And they brought the tabernacle
commanded Moses. to Moses, the tent and all its vessels,
22 And he made the robe of the its hooks, its boards, it bars, and its
ephod, skilled work, all of blue. pillars, and its sockets,
23 And the mouth of the robe in its 34 and the cover of rams' skins
middle was like the mouth of a dyed red, and the cover of dugong
corselet, the edge of its mouth all skins, and the veil of the covering,
around, that it might not be torn. 35 the ark of the testimony, and its
24 And they made on the hems of poles, and the mercyseat,
the robe pomegranates of blue, and 36 the table and all its vessels, and
purple, and crimson, bleached, twined the Bread of the Presence;
linen. 37 the pure lampstand, its lamps
25 And they made bells of pure the lamps of arrangement and all its
gold, and they put the bells in the vessels, and the oil of the light,
midst of the pomegranates, all around 38 and the altar of gold, and the oil
on the hem of the robe, all around, of anointing, and the incense of
among the pomegranates, fragrant spices, and the screen of the
26 a bell and a pomegranate, a bell door of the tabernacle,
and a pomegranate on the hem of the 39 the bronze altar and bronze
robe all around for ministering, as grating which was to it, its poles and
Yahweh commanded Moses. all its vessels, the laver and its base,
27 And they made the tunics of 40 the screen of the court, its pillars
bleached linen, skilled work, for Aaron and its sockets, and the screen for the
and for his sons; opening of the court, its cords and its
28 also the miter was of bleached pins, and all the vessels of the service
linen, and the turban of the caps of of the tabernacle for the tabernacle of
bleached linen, and the breeches of the congregation,
bleached, twined linen. 41 the woven garments for serving
29 And the girdle was of twined in the sanctuary, the holy garments for
bleached linen, and blue, and purple, Aaron the priest, and the garments of
and crimson, the work of an his sons for serving as priests.
embroiderer, even as Yahweh 42 According to all which Yahweh
commanded Moses. commanded Moses, so did the sons of
30 And they made the plate of the Israel, all the work.
holy crown of pure gold, and they 43 And Moses saw all the work.
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Yahweh commanded Moses, so they tabernacle of the congregation. And


had done. And Moses blessed them. you shall wash them with water.
13 And you shall clothe Aaron with
Chapter 40 the holy garments. And you shall
anoint him and sanctify him. And he
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, shall serve as priest to Me.
saying, 14 And you shall cause his sons to
2 On the first day of the month, on draw near. And you shall clothe them
the first of the month, you shall raise with tunics.
up the tent of the tabernacle of the 15 And you shall anoint them as you
congregation. anointed their father. And they shall
3 And you shall put there the ark of serve as priests to Me. And their
testimony. And you shall cover the ark anointing shall be for an everlasting
with the veil. priesthood for their generations.
4 And you shall bring in the table 16 And Moses did so, according to
and set in order its arrangement. And all that Yahweh commanded him; so
you shall bring in the lampstand and he did.
set up its lamps. 17 And it happened in the first
5 And you shall put the altar of gold month, in the second year, on the first
for incense before the ark of of the month, the tabernacle was
testimony. And you shall set up the raised up.
screen of the door of the tabernacle. 18 And Moses raised up the
6 And you shall set up the altar of tabernacle, and he gave its sockets,
burnt offerings before the door of the and he set up its boards, and he gave
tent of the tabernacle of the its bars, and he raised up its pillars.
congregation. 19 And he spread out the tent over
7 And you shall put the laver the tabernacle. And he put the cover of
between the tabernacle of the the tent over it from above, as Yahweh
congregation and the altar. And you commanded Moses.
shall put water there. 20 And he took and gave the
8 And you shall set up the court all testimony into the ark. And he put the
around. And you shall place the screen poles on the ark. And he gave the
of the opening of the court. mercyseat on the ark from above.
9 And you shall take the oil of 21 And he caused the ark to go in
anointing, and you shall anoint the into the tabernacle. And he placed the
tabernacle and all that is in it. And you veil of the covering, and he covered
shall sanctify it and all its vessels. And over the ark of testimony, as Yahweh
it shall become holy. commanded Moses.
10 And you shall anoint the altar of 22 And he gave the table into the
burnt offering and all its vessels. And tabernacle of the congregation, on the
you shall sanctify it and the altar shall side of the tabernacle, northward
become most holy. outside the veil.
11 And you shall anoint the laver 23 And he set the bread in order on
and its base, and you shall sanctify it. it before the face of Yahweh, as
12 And you shall cause to draw near Yahweh commanded Moses.
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24 And he put the lampstand in the 36 And as the cloud went up from
tabernacle of the congregation, the tabernacle, the sons of Israel
opposite the table, on the side of the pulled up stakes in all their travels.
tabernacle southward. 37 And if the cloud did not go up,
25 And he set up the lamps before then they did not pull up stakes until
Yahweh, as Yahweh had commanded the day it went up.
Moses. 38 For the cloud of Yahweh was on
26 And he set up the altar of gold in the tabernacle by day, and fire was on
the tabernacle of the congregation, it by night, before the eyes of all the
before the veil. house of Israel in all their pullings up
27 And he burned on it incense of of stakes.
fragrant spices, as Yahweh
commanded Moses.
28 And he set up the screen of the
door to the tabernacle.
29 And he put the altar of burnt
offering at the door of the tent of the
tabernacle of the congregation. And he
offered up on it the burnt offering and
the food offering, as Yahweh
commanded Moses.
30 And he put the laver between the
tabernacle of the congregation and the
altar. And he gave there water for
washing.
31 And from it Moses and Aaron
and his sons washed their hands and
their feet.
32 As they came into the tabernacle
of the congregation, and as they drew
near to the altar, they would wash, as
Yahweh commanded Moses.
33 And he raised up the court all
around the tabernacle and the altar.
And he gave the screen of the opening
of the court. And Moses finished the
work.
34 And the cloud covered the
tabernacle of the congregation; and
the glory of Yahweh filled the
tabernacle.
35 And Moses was not able to come
into the tabernacle of the congregation
because the cloud dwelt on it. And the
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Chapter 1 11 And he shall slaughter it by the
side of the altar northward, before the
1 And Yahweh called to Moses and face of Yahweh. And the sons of Aaron,
spoke to him out of the tent of the the priests, shall sprinkle its blood all
congregation, saying, around on the altar.
2 Speak to the sons of Israel and say 12 And he shall cut it to pieces with
to them, If any one of you brings an both its head and its fat, and the priest
offering to Yahweh, from livestock of shall arrange them on the wood which
the herd, or from the flock, you shall is on the fire on the altar.
bring near your offering. 13 And he shall wash the inward
3 If his offering is out of the herd, a parts and the legs with water, and the
male, without blemish, he shall bring priest shall bring near all of it and
it to the opening of the tent of burn it as incense on the altar; it is a
meeting, at his pleasure, before the burnt offering, a fire offering of
face of Yahweh. soothing fragrance to Yahweh.
4 And he shall lay his hand on the 14 And if the burnt offering is a
head of the burnt offering, and it is burnt offering out of the fowls to
accepted for him to make atonement Yahweh, then he shall bring near his
for him. offering, of turtledoves or of the
5 And he shall kill the son of the offspring of the dove.
herd before the face of Yahweh. And 15 And the priest shall bring it near
the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall to the altar and shall nip off its head.
bring near the blood and sprinkle the And he shall burn it as incense on the
blood on the altar all around at the altar; its blood shall be drained by the
opening of the tent of the meeting side of the altar.
place. 16 And he shall remove its crop with
6 And he shall skin the burnt its feathers, and shall throw it near the
offering, and shall cut it into pieces. altar eastward, to the place of the
7 And the sons of Aaron the priest ashes.
shall put fire on the altar and arrange 17 And he shall cleave it with its
wood on the fire. wings, not dividing it, and the priest
8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall burn it as incense on the altar, on
shall arrange the pieces, with the head the wood which is on the fire; a burnt
and the fat, on the wood on the fire, offering; it is a fire offering of soothing
which is on the altar. fragrance to Yahweh.
9 And he shall wash its inward
parts, and its legs, with water. And the Chapter 2
priest shall burn as incense the whole
of it on the altar for a burnt offering, a 1 And when a person brings near an
fire offering of soothing fragrance to offering, a food offering to Yahweh, his
Yahweh. offering shall be of flour. And he shall
10 And if his offering is out of the pour oil on it; and he shall put
flock, out of the sheep, or out of the frankincense on it.
goats, for a burnt offering, a male, 2 And he shall bring it to the sons of
without blemish, he shall bring it near. Aaron the priest, And he shall take
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its flour, and from its oil, with all its 13 And every offering of your food
frankincense. And the priest shall burn offering you shall season with salt, and
it as incense on the altar, a memorial you shall not let the salt of the
offering, a fire offering, a soothing covenant of your Elohim be lacking
fragrance to Yahweh. from your food offering; you shall offer
3 And the rest of the food offering is salt with all your offerings.
for Aaron and for his sons, most holy, 14 And if you bring near a food
of the fire offerings of Yahweh. offering of firstfruits to Yahweh, fresh
4 And when you bring near an ears roasted with fire, grains from a
offering, a food offering baked in an garden, you shall bring near your
oven, it shall be of fine flour, firstfruits for a food offering.
unleavened cakes mixed with oil, or 15 And you shall put oil on it, and
unleavened thin cakes anointed with lay frankincense on it; it is a food
oil. offering.
5 And if your offering is a food 16 And the priest shall burn it as
offering baked in a pan, it shall be of incense, with its memorial offering
unleavened fine flour, mixed with oil. from its grains, and from its oil,
6 You shall divide it into bits, and besides all its frankincense, a fire
you should pour oil on it; it is a food offering to Yahweh.
offering.
7 And if your offering is a food Chapter 3
offering on a griddle, your offering
shall be fine flour mixed with oil; 1 And if his offering is a sacrifice of
8 And you shall bring the food peace offering, if he is offering it from
offering made of these things to the herd, whether male or female,
Yahweh, and shall bring it to the without blemish, he shall bring it near
priest. And the priest shall bring it before the face of Yahweh.
near to the altar. 2 And he shall lay his hand on the
9 And the priest shall lift up the head of his offering and slaughter it at
food offering, its memorial offering, the opening of the tent of the
and shall burn it as incense on the congregation. And the sons of Aaron,
altar, a fire offering, a soothing the priests, shall sprinkle the blood on
fragrance to Yahweh. the altar all around.
10 And the rest of the food offering 3 And he shall bring near from the
is for Aaron and his sons, most holy, of sacrifice of the peace offering a fire
the offerings of Yahweh. offering to Yahweh, the fat which
11 Any food offering which you shall covers the inward parts, and all the fat
bring to Yahweh, you shall not make on the inward parts,
with leaven; for all leaven and all 4 and the two kidneys, and the fat
honey you shall not burn it as incense, on them, on the loins, and the fatty
a fire offering to Yahweh. lobe by the liver beside the kidneys, he
12 As an offering of firstfruits, you shall remove.
shall bring them to Yahweh, but they 5 And the sons of Aaron shall burn
shall not go up on the altar for a it as incense on the altar, on the burnt
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offering of a soothing fragrance to 16 And the priest shall burn them as


Yahweh. incense on the altar, bread of the fire
6 And if his offering for a sacrifice of offering for a soothing fragrance; all
peace offerings is from the flock, male the fat is Yahweh's.
or female, without blemish, he shall 17 It shall be a never ending statute
bring it near. for your generations in all your
7 If he is bringing near a sheep for dwellings. You shall not eat any fat or
his offering, then he shall bring it near any blood.
before the face of Yahweh.
8 And he shall lay his hand on the Chapter 4
head of his offering and shall slaughter
it in front of the tabernacle of the 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
congregation. And the sons of Aaron saying,
shall sprinkle its blood on the altar all 2 Speak to the sons of Israel saying,
around. When a person sins against any of the
9 And he shall bring near from the commands of Yahweh through
sacrifice of the peace offerings a fire ignorance, which is not to be done,
offering to Yahweh, its fat; he shall and shall do any one of them;
remove the entire fat tail close by the 3 if the priest who is anointed sins,
backbone, and all the fat that covers resulting in guilt to the people, then he
the inward parts, and all the fat that is shall bring near for his sin which he
on the inward parts, has sinned a bull, a son of the herd,
10 and the two kidneys, and the fat without blemish, to Yahweh for a sin
on them, on the loins, and he shall offering.
remove the lobe by the liver, beside 4 And he shall bring the bull into
the kidneys; he shall remove it. the opening of the tabernacle of the
11 And the priest shall burn it as congregation, before the face of
incense on the altar, bread of the fire Yahweh. And he shall lay his hand on
offering to Yahweh. the head of the bull and shall slaughter
12 And if his offering is a goat, then the bull before the face of Yahweh.
he shall bring it near before the face of 5 And the priest who is anointed
Yahweh. shall take some of the blood of the bull
13 And he shall lay his hand on its and shall bring it to the tabernacle of
head and shall slaughter it in front of the congregation.
the tabernacle of the congregation. 6 And the priest shall dip his finger
And the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle in the blood and sprinkle some of the
its blood all around on the altar. blood seven times before the face of
14 And he shall bring near from it Yahweh, at the front of the veil of the
his offering, a fire offering to Yahweh, holy place.
the fat covering the inward parts, and 7 And the priest shall put some of
all the fat on the inward parts, the blood on the horns of the altar of
15 and the two kidneys, and the fat sweet incense, at the opening of the
on them, on the loins, and the lobe on tent of the congregation, before the
the liver, beside the kidneys, he shall face of Yahweh.
remove. 8 And all the fat of the bull of the
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which is covering over the inward times before the face of Yahweh, at the
parts, and all the fat which is on the front of the veil.
inward parts, 18 And he shall put some of the
9 and the two kidneys, and the fat blood on the horns of the altar before
which is on them, which is on the the face of Yahweh in the tent of the
flanks, and he shall remove the lobe on meeting of the congregation. And he
the liver beside the kidneys. shall pour out all the blood at the base
10 As it is raised up from the of the altar of burnt offering at the
sacrifice of the peace offerings of the door of the tabernacle of the
bull, the priest shall burn them as congregation.
incense on the altar of burnt offering. 19 And he shall lift up all its fat
11 And the skin of the bull, and all from it and shall burn it as incense on
its flesh with its head, and with its the altar.
legs, and the inward parts, and its 20 And he shall do with the bull as
dung, he has done to the bull of the sin
12 he shall bring out all the bull to offering, so he shall do to it. And the
the outside of the camp, to a clean priest shall atone for them; and it shall
place, to the place of the pouring of be forgiven them.
ashes; and he shall burn it on the 21 And he shall bring the bull to the
wood with fire; it shall be burned at outside of the camp, and he shall burn
the place of pouring of ashes. it as he burned the first bull; it is a sin
13 If all the company of Israel shall offering of the congregation.
sin through ignorance, and the thing 22 When a ruler sins and has acted
has been hidden from the eyes of the against one of all the commands of
assembly, and they do that which is Yahweh his Elohim, which is not to be
not to be done to any of all the done, through ignorance, and is guilty;
commands of Yahweh, and are guilty; 23 or his sin which he has sinned
14 when the sin shall be known, that shall be made known to him, then he
which they have sinned against it, then shall bring his offering, a buck of the
the congregation shall bring near a goats, a male, without blemish;
bull, a son of the herd, for a sin 24 and he shall lay his hand on the
offering. And they shall bring it in head of the he-goat and shall slaughter
front of the tabernacle of the it in the place where he slaughters the
congregation. burnt offering, before the face of
15 And the elders of the Yahweh; it is a sin offering.
congregation shall lay their hands on 25 And the priest shall take some of
the head of the bull before the face of the blood of the sin offering, and with
Yahweh. And they shall slaughter the his finger he shall put it on the horns
bull before the face of Yahweh. of the altar of burnt offering; and he
16 And the priest who is anointed shall pour out its blood at the base of
shall bring in some of the blood of the the altar of burnt offering.
bull to the tabernacle of the 26 And he shall burn it as incense
congregation. on the altar, with all its fat, as the fat
17 And the priest shall dip his finger of the sacrifice of the peace offerings.
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because of his sin; and it shall be on the altar, on the fire offerings of
forgiven him. Yahweh. And the priest shall atone for
27 And if any person of the people him for his sin which he has sinned;
of the land sin through ignorance by and it is forgiven him.
doing that which is not to be done,
against one of the commands of Chapter 5
Yahweh, and is guilty;
28 or his sin which he has sinned 1 And when a person sins, and hears
shall be made known to him, then he the voice of swearing, and he is a
shall bring his offering, an ewe of the witness, or has seen, or has known, if
goats, without blemish, a female, for he does not reveal it, then he shall
his sin which he has sinned; bear his iniquity.
29 then he shall lay his hand on the 2 Or if a soul touches any unclean
head of the sin offering and shall thing, or the unclean dead body of an
slaughter the sin offering in the place animal, or the unclean dead body of
of the burnt offering. livestock, or the dead body of unclean
30 And the priest shall take some of swarming things, it being hidden from
its blood with his finger and shall put him that he is unclean and is guilty,
it on the horns of the altar of burnt 3 or if he touches the uncleanness of
offering. And he shall pour out all its man, any of his uncleanness by which
blood at the base of the altar; he is unclean, and it is hidden from
31 and he shall take off all its fat, as him, and he knows, then he is guilty.
has been taken off the sacrifice of 4 Or if a person swears, speaking
peace offerings. And the priest shall rashly with the lips, to do evil, or to do
burn it as incense on the altar for a good, anything which the man speaks
soothing fragrance to Yahweh. And the rashly with an oath, and it is hidden
priest shall atone for him, and it is from him, and he knows, then he is
forgiven him. guilty of one of these.
32 And if he brings a lamb as his 5 And it shall be when he is guilty of
offering, a female, without blemish, he one of these, then he shall confess that
shall bring it, in which he has sinned.
33 and he shall lay his hand on the 6 And he shall bring his guilt
head of the sin offering, and he shall offering to Yahweh for his sin which he
slaughter it for a sin offering in the has sinned, a female out of the flock, a
place where he slaughters the burnt lamb, or a doe of the goats, for a sin
offering. offering. And the priest shall atone for
34 And the priest shall take some of him regarding his sin.
the blood of the sin offering with his 7 And if his hand does not reach to a
finger and put it on the horns of the lamb, then he shall bring his guilt
altar of burnt offering, and shall pour offering, he who has sinned, two
out all the blood at the bottom of the turtledoves, or two offspring of a dove,
altar. to Yahweh; one for a sin offering, and
35 And he shall take off all its fat, as one for a burnt offering.
is taken off the fat of the lamb from 8 And he shall bring them to the
the sacrifice of peace offerings. And priest, who shall bring near for a sin
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head from its neck, but shall not divide of the guilt offering; and it shall be
it. forgiven him.
9 And he shall sprinkle some of the 17 And if a person sins, and he has
blood of the sin offering on the side of done that which is not to be done from
the altar, and that which remains of any one of all the commands of
the blood shall be drained at the base Yahweh, and does not know it, and he
of the altar; it is a sin offering. is guilty, and bears his iniquity,
10 And he shall offer the second for 18 then he shall bring a ram,
a burnt offering, as by decree. And the without blemish from the flock, at
priest shall atone for him, because of your evaluation for a guilt offering to
his sin which he has sinned; and it the priest. And the priest shall atone
shall be forgiven him. for him, for his sin of error which he
11 And if his hand cannot reach to erred, and he did not know; and it
two turtledoves, or two offspring of a shall be forgiven him.
dove, then he who sinned shall bring 19 It is a guilt offering; truly he is
his offering, a tenth of an ephah of fine guilty before the face of Yahweh.
flour for a sin offering; he shall not put
oil on it, nor put frankincense on it; for Chapter 6
it is a sin offering.
12 And he shall bring it to the 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
priest, and the priest shall take from it saying,
his full handful, the memorial offering, 2 If any person sins and is slyly
and shall burn it as incense on the treacherous against Yahweh, and deals
altar, on the fire offering of Yahweh; it falsely with his neighbor concerning a
is a sin offering. deposit, or concerning security, or by
13 And the priest shall atone for robbery, or has extorted his neighbor,
him, for his sin which he sinned from 3 or has found a lost thing and has
one of these; and it shall be forgiven lied about it, and has sworn to a
him. And it shall be for the priest as a falsehood in regard to any one of all
food offering. these which a man does, sinning in
14 And Yahweh spoke to Moses them,
saying, 4 then it shall be, when he sins and
15 If a person acts unfaithfully and is guilty, he shall return what he got by
sin through ignorance, against the robbery, that which he robbed, or the
holy things of Yahweh, then he shall extorted thing which he extorted, or
bring his guilt offering to Yahweh, a the deposit which had been deposited
ram, without blemish out of the flock, with him, or the lost thing which he
at your evaluation in silver shekels, by had found;
the shekel of the sanctuary, for a guilt 5 or all that about which he swore
offering. falsely; he shall even repay it in its
16 And he shall make good that in principal, and the fifth part he shall
which he sinned against the holy add to it; to whomever it belongs. He
thing, and he shall add its fifth part to shall give it on the day of his guilt
it, and give it to the priest. And the offering.
priest shall atone for him with the ram 6 And he shall bring his guilt
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blemish out of the flock, at your a soothing fragrance from its


evaluation for a guilt offering, to the memorial to Yahweh.
priest. 16 And Aaron and his sons shall eat
7 And the priest shall make the rest. It shall be eaten with
atonement for him before Yahweh, unleavened things in the holy place, in
and as regards to one thing of all that the court of the tabernacle of the
he has done, it shall be forgiven him, congregation they shall eat it.
by being guilty in it. 17 It shall not be baked with leaven.
8 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, I have given it as their portion out of
saying, My fire offerings. It is most holy, like
9 Command Aaron and his sons, the sin offering, and like the guilt
saying, This is the law of the burnt offering.
offering; it is the burnt offering 18 Every male among the sons of
because it is burned on the altar all the Aaron shall eat it, a never ending
night until the morning, and the fire of statute throughout your generations
the altar is kept burning on it. from the fire offerings of Yahweh. All
10 The priest shall put on his long that touches them shall be holy.
robe of fine linen, and he shall put his 19 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
linen underpants on his flesh. And he saying,
shall lift up the ashes which the fire 20 This is the offering of Aaron and
consumed with the burnt offering on his sons which they shall bring near to
the altar, and shall put them beside Yahweh on the day he is anointed: a
the altar. tenth of an ephah of flour, a continual
11 And he shall strip off his food offering; half of it in the morning,
garments, and shall put on other and half of it in the evening.
garments, and shall bring the ashes 21 It shall be made on a griddle with
out to the outside of the camp, to a oil. You shall bring it in mixed. You
clean place. shall bring baked pieces of the food
12 And the fire on the altar shall be offering, a soothing fragrance to
kept burning on it; it shall not be put Yahweh.
out. And the priest shall burn wood on 22 And the priest who is anointed in
it morning by morning. And he shall his place, from among his sons, shall
lay the burnt offering in order on it. make it. It is a never ending statute of
And he shall burn it as incense with Yahweh. It shall be completely burned;
the fat of the peace offering. 23 and every food offering of a
13 Fire shall be continually burning priest is a whole burnt offering. It shall
on the altar; it shall never go out. not be eaten.
14 And this is the law of the food 24 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
offering: the sons of Aaron shall bring saying,
it near before Yahweh, to the front of 25 Speak to Aaron and to his sons,
the altar. saying, This is the law of the sin
15 And he shall lift from it his offering: In the place where the burnt
handful of the flour of the food offering is killed, the sin offering shall
offering, and of its oil, and all the be killed before Yahweh. It is most
frankincense on the food offering. And holy.
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26 The priest who offers it for sin 8 And the priest who brings near
shall eat it. It shall be eaten in the holy any man's burnt offering, the skin of
place in the court of the tabernacle of the burnt offering which he has
the congregation. brought near, it is the priest's, his own.
27 All that touches its flesh shall be 9 And every food offering which was
holy. And when any of its blood is baked in an oven, and every one that is
sprinkled on the garment that on prepared in the stewing pan, and on
which it is sprinkled shall be washed the griddle, shall be the priest's that
in the holy place. offers it; it is his.
28 And an earthen vessel in which it 10 And every food offering, mixed
is boiled shall be broken. And if it is with oil or dry, it shall be for all the
boiled in a bronze vessel, then it shall sons of Aaron to a man, as his brother.
be scoured and rinsed with water. 11 And this is the law of the sacrifice
29 Every male among the priests of the peace offerings which shall be
shall eat of it. It is most holy. brought near to Yahweh:
30 And any sin offering of whose 12 If he brings it for a thanksgiving,
blood is brought into the tabernacle of then he shall bring with the sacrifice of
the congregation to make atonement thanksgiving unleavened cakes mixed
in the sanctuary shall not be eaten. It with oil, and thin unleavened wafers
shall be burned with fire. anointed with oil, and of well-mixed
flour, cakes mixed with oil.
Chapter 7 13 He shall bring his offering with
the cakes of leavened bread with the
1 And this is the law of the guilt sacrifice of thanksgiving, his peace
offering; it is most holy. offerings.
2 In the place where they kill the 14 And he shall bring out of it one of
burnt offering, they shall kill the guilt every offering, a heave offering to
offering, and its blood shall be Yahweh, to the priest sprinkling the
sprinkled on the altar all around. blood of the peace offering; it is his.
3 And all its fat shall be brought 15 As to the flesh of the sacrifice of
near, he shall offer the fat tail of it, and the thanksgiving peace offerings, it
the fat which covers the inward parts, shall be eaten in the day of his
4 and the two kidneys, and the fat offering. He shall not leave any of it
on them, on the flanks, and the lobe until morning.
above the liver beside the kidneys, he 16 And if the sacrifice of his offering
shall remove. is a vow, or freewill offering, in the day
5 And the priest shall burn them as he brings his sacrifice near, it shall be
incense on the altar, a fire offering to eaten. And on the morrow the rest of it
Yahweh; it is a guilt offering. shall also be eaten.
6 Every male among the priests 17 And the rest of the flesh of the
shall eat it; it shall be eaten in the holy sacrifice on the third day shall be
place. It is most holy. burned with fire.
7 As a sin offering is, so is a guilt 18 And if any of the flesh of the
offering. One law is for them. The sacrifice of his peace offerings is at all
priest who makes atonement by it, it is eaten on the third day, it is not
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him who has brought it. It shall be a Yahweh shall bring his offering to
hateful thing, and the person who eats Yahweh from the sacrifice of his peace
of it shall bear his iniquity. offerings;
19 And the flesh which touches any 30 his own hands shall bring in the
unclean thing shall not be eaten. It fire offerings of Yahweh; the fat beside
shall be burned with fire. As to the the breast he shall bring in with the
flesh, every clean one shall eat of the breast, to wave it as a wave offering
flesh. before Yahweh.
20 And the person who eats of the 31 And the priest shall burn the fat
flesh of the sacrifice of the peace on the altar as incense; and the breast
offerings which are Yahweh's when his shall be Aaron's and his sons.
uncleanness is upon him, even that 32 And you shall make a heave
person shall be cut off from his people. offering of the right leg to the priest of
21 And when a person touches any the sacrifices of your peace offerings;
unclean thing, of the uncleanness of 33 one of the sons of Aaron who is
man, or of the uncleanness of animals, bringing near the blood of the peace
or of an unclean abominable creature, offerings, and the fat, the right leg is
and shall eat of the flesh of the his for a portion.
sacrifice of the peace offerings which 34 For the breast of the wave
are Yahweh's, even that person shall offering and the leg of the heave
be cut off from his people. offering, I have taken from the sons of
22 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, Israel, from the sacrifices of their
saying, peace offerings, and I have given them
23 Speak to the sons of Israel, to Aaron the priest, and to his sons, by
saying, You shall not eat any fat of ox, a never ending statute, from the sons
or of sheep, or of goat. of Israel.
24 And the fat of a dead body, and 35 This is the portion of the
the fat of a thing torn may be used for anointing of Aaron, and the anointing
any work, but you certainly shall not of his sons out of the fire offerings of
eat it; Yahweh, in the day he shall bring them
25 for whoever eats the fat of the near to act as priests to Yahweh,
animal, of which one brings near a fire 36 which Yahweh has commanded
offering to Yahweh, even the person to give to them the day of His
who eats shall be cut off from his anointing them, from the sons of
people. Israel, a never ending statute
26 And you shall not eat any blood throughout their generations.
in all your dwellings, of fowl, or of 37 This is the law for burnt offering,
animal. for the food offering, and for sin
27 Any person who eats any blood, offering, and for guilt offering, and for
even that person shall be cut off from consecrations, and for a sacrifice of the
his people. peace offerings,
28 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 38 which Yahweh had commanded
saying, Moses in Mount Sinai, in the days of
29 Speak to the sons of Israel, His commanding the sons of Israel to
saying, He who brings near the bring near their offerings to Yahweh,
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13 And Moses brought the sons of


Chapter 8 Aaron near, and clothed them with
tunics, and girded them with girdles,
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, and bound turbans on them, as
saying, Yahweh had commanded Moses.
2 Take Aaron, and his sons with 14 And he brought the bull of the
him, and the garments, and the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons
anointing oil, and the bull of the sin laid their hands on the head of the bull
offering, and the two rams, and the of the sin offering;
basket of unleavened things, 15 and one slaughtered it; and
3 and gather all the congregation Moses took the blood and put it on the
together at the door of the tent of the horns of the altar all around with his
meeting. finger, and cleansed the altar; and he
4 And Moses did as Yahweh had poured out the blood at the base of the
commanded him, and the altar, and sanctified it, to make
congregation was gathered to the door atonement on it.
of the tabernacle of the congregation. 16 And he took all the fat on the
5 And Moses said to the inward parts, and the lobe above the
congregation, This is the thing which liver, and the two kidneys, and their
Yahweh has commanded to be done. fat, and Moses burned it as incense on
6 And Moses brought Aaron and his the altar.
sons, and bathed them in water, 17 And the bull, and its skin, and its
7 and put on him the tunic, and flesh, and its dung, he burned with
girded him with the girdle, and clothed fire, at the outside of the camp, as
him with the upper robe, and put the Yahweh had commanded Moses.
ephod on him, and girded him with 18 And he brought the ram of the
the ephod on him, and girded him burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons
with the girdle of the ephod, and laid their hands on the head of the
bound it to him with it; ram;
8 and put the breast pocket on him, 19 and one killed it, and Moses
and put the Urim and the Thummim sprinkled the blood on the altar all
into the breast plate, around;
9 and put the miter on his head, and 20 and he cut the ram into its
on the miter, on its front, he put the pieces, and Moses burned it as incense
golden plate, the holy crown, as with the head, and the pieces, and the
Yahweh commanded Moses. fat.
10 And Moses took the anointing 21 And he washed the inward parts
oil, and anointed the tabernacle, and and the legs with water, and Moses
all in it, and sanctified them; burned it as incense with the whole
11 and he sprinkled some of it on ram on the altar; it is a burnt offering,
the altar seven times, and anointed the for a soothing fragrance; it is a fire
altar, and all its vessels, and the laver, offering to Yahweh, as Yahweh had
and its base, to sanctify them. commanded Moses.
12 And he poured some of the 22 And he brought the second ram,
anointing oil on the head of Aaron, a ram of the consecrations, and Aaron
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and his sons lay their hands on the his sons, and the garments of his sons
head of the ram. with him.
23 And one killed it, and Moses 31 And Moses said to Aaron and to
took some of its blood and put it on his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of
the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and the tabernacle of the congregation,
on the thumb of his right hand, and on and you shall eat it there, and the
the big toe of his right foot. bread in the basket of the
24 And he brought Aaron's sons, consecrations, as I have commanded,
and Moses put some of the blood on saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it.
the tip of their right ear, and on the 32 And the rest of the flesh and of
thumb of their right hand, and on the the bread you shall burn with fire;
big toe of their right foot. And Moses 33 and you shall not go out of the
sprinkled the blood on the altar all door of the tabernacle of the
around, congregation for seven days, until the
25 and took the fat, and the fat tail, days of your consecration are fulfilled.
and all the fat on the inward parts, and For He shall consecrate you seven
the lobe above the liver, and the two days;
kidneys, and their fat, and the right 34 as He has done on this day,
leg. Yahweh has commanded you to do, to
26 And out of the basket of make atonement for you.
unleavened bread which was before 35 And you shall remain at the door
Yahweh, he took one unleavened cake, of the tabernacle of the congregation
and one cake of oiled bread, and one day and night for seven days, and you
wafer, and put them on the fat, and on shall keep the charge of Yahweh and
the right leg; shall not die; for so I have been
27 and placed the whole on the commanded.
hands of Aaron, and on the hands of 36 And Aaron and his sons did all
his sons, and waved them, a wave the things which Yahweh had
offering before Yahweh. commanded by the hand of Moses.
28 And Moses took them off their
hands and burned them with incense Chapter 9
on the altar, on the burnt offering;
they are consecrations for a soothing 1 And it happened, on the eighth
fragrance; it is a fire offering to day, Moses called for Aaron and for his
Yahweh. sons, and for the elders of Israel.
29 And Moses took the breast and 2 And he said to Aaron, Take a calf
waved it, a wave offering before to yourself, a son of the herd, for a sin
Yahweh, of the ram of the offering, and a ram for a burnt
consecrations. It was Moses' portion, offering, ones without blemish, and
as Yahweh had commanded Moses. bring them near before Yahweh.
30 And Moses took some of the 3 And speak to the sons of Israel,
anointing oil, and some of the blood saying, Take a kid of the goats for a sin
on the altar, and sprinkled on Aaron, offering, and a calf, and a lamb, sons
on his garments, and on his sons, and of a year, ones without blemish, for a
on his sons' garments with him. And burnt offering;
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4 and a bull and a ram for peace incense for the burnt offering on the
offerings, to sacrifice before Yahweh; altar.
and a food offering mixed with oil; for 15 And he brought the offering of
today Yahweh will be seen. the people, and took the he-goat of the
5 And they took that which Moses sin offering which is for the people,
had commanded to the front of the and killed it, and made it a sin offering
tent of meeting, and the entire like the first.
congregation drew near and stood 16 And he brought the burnt
before Yahweh. offering, and offered it, according to
6 And Moses said, This is the thing the ordinance.
that Yahweh has commanded; do it, 17 And he brought the food offering
and the glory of Yahweh shall appear and filled his hand from it, and burned
to you. it as incense on the altar, besides the
7 And Moses said to Aaron, Draw burnt offering of the morning.
near to the altar and make your sin 18 And he killed the bull and the
offering, and your burnt offering, and ram, a sacrifice of the peace offerings,
make atonement for yourself, and for which are for the people, and Aaron's
the people, and make the offering of sons presented the blood to him, and
the people, and atone for them, as he sprinkled it on the altar all around;
Yahweh has commanded. 19 and the fat of the bull, and of the
8 And Aaron drew near to the altar ram, the fat tail, and the covering, and
and killed the calf of the sin offering, the kidneys, and the lobe above the
which is for himself; liver.
9 and Aaron's sons brought the 20 And they set the fat on the
blood near to him, and he dipped his breasts, and he burned as incense the
finger in the blood and put it on the fat on the altar.
horns of the altar. And he poured out 21 And Aaron waved the breasts,
the blood at the base of the altar; and the right leg as a wave offering
10 and the fat, and the kidneys, and before Yahweh, as Moses commanded.
the lobe of the liver, of the sin offering, 22 And Aaron lifted up his hands
he burned with incense on the altar, as toward the people and blessed them,
Yahweh had commanded Moses. and came down from offering the sin
11 And he burned the flesh and the offering, and the burnt offering, and
skin with fire, at the outside of the the peace offerings.
camp. 23 And Moses and Aaron went into
12 And he killed the burnt offering. the tabernacle of the congregation.
And Aaron's sons presented the blood And they came out and blessed the
to him and he sprinkled it on the altar people; and the glory of Yahweh
all around; appeared to all the people.
13 and they presented to him the 24 And fire came out from before
burnt offering, by its pieces, and the Yahweh and consumed the burnt
head, and he burned them with offering and the fat on the altar. And
incense on the altar. all the people saw, and cried aloud,
14 And he washed the inward parts and fell on their faces.
and the legs, and burned them as
Chapter 10

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die; a never ending statute throughout


1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of your generations;
Aaron, each took his censer and put 10 and to make a distinction
fire in them; and they put incense on it between the holy and profane, and
and brought profane fire before between the unclean and the clean;
Yahweh, which He had not 11 and to teach the sons of Israel all
commanded them. the statutes which Yahweh has spoken
2 And fire went out from before to them by the hand of Moses.
Yahweh and consumed them; and they 12 And Moses spoke to Aaron, and
died before Yahweh. to Eleazar, and to Ithamar, his sons
3 And Moses said to Aaron, It is that who were left, Take the food offering
which Yahweh has spoken, saying, I that remains from the fire offerings of
will be treated holy by those drawing Yahweh, and eat it unleavened near
near to Me; and I will be honored the altar, for it is most holy.
before all the people. And Aaron was 13 And you shall eat it in the holy
silent. place, for it is your portion, and the
4 And Moses called Mishael and portion of your sons, from the fire
Elzaphan, sons of Uzziel, Aaron's offerings of Yahweh; for so I have been
uncle, and said to them, Come near, commanded.
carry your brothers from the front of 14 And the breast of the wave
the sanctuary to the outside of the offering, and the leg of the heave
camp. offering, you shall eat in a clean place,
5 And they came near and carried you and your sons, and your daughters
them in their coats to the outside of with you. For they have been given for
the camp, as Moses had commanded. your portion and the portion of your
6 And Moses said to Aaron, and to sons out of the sacrifices of peace
Eleazar, and to Ithamar, his sons, You offerings of the sons of Israel.
shall not uncover your heads and you 15 The leg of the heave offering, and
shall not tear your garments, that you the breast of the wave offering, besides
may not die, and He be angry on all fire offerings of the fat, they shall bring
the congregation. As to your brothers, in to wave a wave offering before
the whole house of Israel, they shall Yahweh; and it shall be to you, and to
mourn the burning which Yahweh has your sons with you, a never ending
kindled. statute, as Yahweh has commanded.
7 And you shall not go out of the 16 And Moses sought carefully for
door of the tent of the meeting, lest the goat of the sin offering; and,
you die. For the anointing oil of behold, it had been burned! And he
Yahweh is on you. And they did was angry against Eleazar and against
according to the word of Moses. Ithamar, Aaron's remaining sons,
8 And Yahweh spoke to Aaron, saying,
saying, 17 Why have you not eaten the sin
9 You shall not drink wine and offering in the holy place, for it is most
fermented drink, you nor your sons holy, and He has given it to you to take
with you, as you go into the tabernacle away the iniquity of the congregation,
of the congregation, and you shall not to make atonement for them before
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18 Behold, its blood has not been and scales in the waters, in the seas,
brought into the holy place inside. You and in the brooks, you may eat them.
should certainly have eaten it in the 10 But any one that does not have
sanctuary, as I have commanded. fins and scales in the seas, and in the
19 And Aaron said to Moses, brooks, of any swarming creature of
Behold, today they have brought their the waters, and of any creature which
sin offering and their burnt offering lives in the waters; they are to be
before Yahweh; and such things have detested by you.
happened to me. And if I had eaten the 11 Yes, they shall be an abomination
sin offering today, would it have been to you; you shall not eat of their flesh
accepted in the sight of Yahweh? and you shall shun their dead bodies.
20 And when Moses heard, then it 12 Any one that does not have fins
was good in his eyes. and scales in the waters, it shall be an
unclean thing to you.
Chapter 11 13 And these you shall count
unclean among the fowls; they shall
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and not be eaten; they are unclean: the
to Aaron, saying to them, eagle, and the black vulture and the
2 Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, bearded vulture,
These are the living things which you 14 and the kite, and the falcon,
shall eat out of all the animals which according to its kind;
are on the earth. 15 every raven according to its kind;
3 Any that divides the hoof and is 16 and the ostrich, and the great
wholly cloven footed, bringing up the owl, and the gull, and small hawks,
cud, among the living things, you may according to its kind;
eat it. 17 and the little owl, and the
4 Only, you may not eat these, of Egyptian vulture, and the eared owl;
those bringing up the cud, and of those 18 and the barn owl, and the pelican
dividing the hoof: the camel, though it and the owl-vulture;
brings up the cud, yet it does not 19 and the stork, the heron
divide the hoof; it is unclean to you; according to its kind, and the hoopoe,
5 and the rock badger, though it and the bat.
brings up the cud, yet it does not 20 Every flying swarming creature
divide the hoof; it is unclean to you; going on all four, it is an abomination
6 and the hare, though it brings up to you.
the cud, yet it does not divide the hoof; 21 Only, this you may eat of any
it is unclean to you; swarming thing which flies, which
7 and the swine, though it divides goes on all four, which has legs above
the hoof and is cloven footed, yet it its feet, to leap with them on the earth;
does not bring up the cud; it is unclean 22 these are those you may eat: the
to you. locusts according to its kind, and the
8 You shall not eat of their flesh, bald locust according to its kind, and
and you shall not touch their dead the long horned grasshopper
body; they are unclean to you. according to its kind, and the short
9 Of all that are in the waters, you horned grasshopper according to its
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23 But every swarming thing which whatever is in it shall be unclean, and


flies, which has four feet, it is unclean you shall break it.
to you. 34 And of all the food which may be
24 And by these you shall be made eaten, that on which such water falls
unclean; any who touches their dead shall be unclean, and all drink that
body is unclean until the evening. may be drunk in any such vessel shall
25 And anyone who lifts up their be unclean.
dead body shall wash his garments 35 And anything on which any part
and shall be unclean until the evening; of their dead body falls shall be
26 even every living thing which unclean; an oven or hearth shall be
divides the hoof, and is not cloven broken down; they are unclean; yes,
footed, and does not bring up the cud, they are unclean to you.
they are unclean to you; anyone who 36 But a fountain or a well, a
touches them shall be unclean. collection of water, shall be clean; only
27 And any going on its paws that touching the dead body is
among all the living things which go unclean.
on all four, they are unclean to you; 37 And when any part of their dead
anyone who touches their dead body is body falls on any sowing seed which is
unclean until the evening; sown, it shall be clean;
28 and he who lifts up their dead 38 but when water is put on the
body shall wash his garments and shall seed, and any of its dead body has
be unclean until the evening; they are fallen on it, it shall be unclean to you.
unclean to you. 39 And when any of the animals
29 And these shall be unclean to which are food for you dies, he who
you among the swarming things which touches its dead body is unclean until
swarm on the earth: the weasel, and the evening;
the mouse, and the great lizard 40 and he who eats of its dead body
according to its kind, shall wash his garments and shall be
30 and the gecko, and the monitor, unclean until the evening; and he who
and the lizard, and the sand lizard, and lifts up its dead body shall wash his
the barn owl. garments and shall be unclean until
31 These are unclean to you among the evening.
all which swarm; anyone who touches 41 And every swarming thing which
them in their death is unclean until the swarms on the earth is unclean; it
evening. shall not be eaten.
32 And anything on which any one 42 Anything going on its belly, and
of them falls in their death is unclean, any going on all four, and all having
whether of any vessel of wood, or many feet, even every swarming thing
garment, or skin, or sack; any vessel in that swarms on the earth, you shall not
which work is done shall be caused to eat them, for they are unclean.
go into water, and shall be unclean 43 You shall not pollute yourselves
until the evening; then it shall be with any swarming thing which
cleaned. swarms, nor shall you make yourselves
33 And any earthen vessel into the unclean with them, so that you should
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44 For I am Yahweh your Elohim, son of a year, for a burnt offering, and
and you have sanctified yourselves, a young dove or a turtledove for a sin
and you have become holy, for I am offering, to the door of the tabernacle
holy. And you shall not defile your of the congregation, to the priest.
persons with any swarming thing 7 And he shall bring it near before
which creeps on the earth; Yahweh, and shall atone for her; and
45 for I am Yahweh who brought she shall be cleansed from the
you up out of the land of Egypt to fountain of her blood; this is the law of
become your Elohim; and you shall be her who bears, whether a male or a
holy, for I am holy. female.
46 This is the law of the animals, 8 And if her hand is not able to find
and of the fowl, and of every living a lamb, then she shall take two turtle
creature which moves in the waters, doves, or two young doves one for a
and every creature which swarms on burnt offering, and one for a sin
the earth, offering, and the priest shall atone for
47 to make a distinction between her; and she shall be cleansed.
the unclean and the clean, and
between the living thing that may be Chapter 13
eaten and the living thing that may not
be eaten. 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and
to Aaron, saying,
Chapter 12 2 When a man has a swelling in the
skin of his flesh, or a scab, or a bright
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, spot, and it shall become in the skin of
saying, his flesh like the plague of leprosy,
2 Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, then he shall be brought in to Aaron
If a woman has conceived seed, and the priest, or to one of his sons the
has borne a male, then she shall be priests.
unclean seven days; as on the days of 3 And the priest shall look upon the
her menstrual impurity she shall be plague in the skin of the flesh; and if
unclean. the hair in the plague has turned
3 And on the eighth day the flesh of white, and the appearance of the
his foreskin shall be circumcised. plague is deeper than the skin of his
4 And she shall remain in the blood flesh, it is a plague of leprosy, and the
of her cleansing thirty three days; she priest shall look upon him and shall
shall not touch any holy thing, and she pronounce him unclean.
shall not go into the sanctuary, until 4 And if the bright spot is white in
the days of her cleansing are fulfilled. the skin of his flesh, and its
5 And if she bears a female, then she appearance is not deeper than the
shall be unclean two weeks, as in her skin, and its hair has not turned white,
menstruation; and she shall continue then the priest shall shut up the plague
in the blood of her cleansing sixty six seven days.
days. 5 And the priest shall look on him
6 And when the days of her on the seventh day, and, behold, if the
cleansing are fulfilled for son or for plague stays in its appearance, and the
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the priest shall shut him up seven 16 Or when the living flesh turns
more days. back and shall be turned to white, then
6 And the priest shall look upon he shall come in to the priest;
him again the seventh day; and, 17 and the priest shall look on him;
behold, if the plague has become dim, and, behold, the plague has turned to
and the plague has not spread in the white; the priest shall pronounce the
skin, then the priest shall pronounce plague-spot clean; he is clean.
him clean; it is a scab, and he shall 18 And when the flesh has a boil in
wash his garments and shall be clean. its skin, and it has been healed,
7 But if the scab spreads greatly in 19 and a white swelling has replaced
the skin, after he has been seen by the the boil, or a bright white spot, very
priest for his cleansing, then he shall red, a reddish white, then it shall be
be seen a second time by the priest. seen by the priest.
8 And the priest shall look, and, 20 And the priest shall look; and,
behold, if the scab has spread in the behold, if its appearance is lower than
skin, the priest shall pronounce him the skin, and its hair has turned white,
unclean; it is leprosy. the priest shall pronounce him
9 When the plague of leprosy is in a unclean; it is the plague of leprosy; it
man, then he shall be brought in to the has broken out in a boil.
priest. 21 But if the priest looks at it; and,
10 And the priest shall look, and, behold, there is no white hair in it, and
behold, if a white rising is in the skin, it is not lower than the skin, and has
and it has turned the hair white, and a become dim, then the priest shall shut
living flesh is in the swelling, him up seven days.
11 it is an old leprosy in the skin of 22 And if it spreads greatly in the
his flesh, and the priest shall skin, then the priest shall pronounce
pronounce him unclean; he shall not him unclean; it is a plague.
shut him up, for he is unclean. 23 And if in its place the bright spot
12 And if the leprosy breaks out is stayed, it has not spread; it is an
greatly on the skin, and the leprosy inflamed boil, and the priest shall
covers all the skin of the one who has pronounce him clean.
the plague, from his head even to his 24 Or if there is flesh in which the
feet, to all that appears to the priest's skin has a hot burning, and the raw
eyes, flesh of the burning becomes a bright
13 then the priest shall look, and white spot, being very red or white;
behold, if the leprosy has covered all 25 and the priest shall look on it;
his flesh, he shall pronounce the and, behold, the hair has turned white
plague-spot clean; it has all turned in the bright spot, and its appearance
white; he is clean. is deeper than the skin, it is leprosy. It
14 And in the day living flesh is seen has broken out in the burning, and the
in him, he is unclean. priest shall pronounce him unclean; it
15 And the priest shall look on the is the plague of leprosy.
living flesh and shall pronounce him 26 But if the priest looks on it, and,
unclean; the living flesh is unclean; it behold, there is no white hair in the
is leprosy. bright spot, and it is no lower than the
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then the priest shall shut him up seven 35 And if the scab has spread
days. further in the skin after his cleansing,
27 And the priest shall look at him 36 and the priest has looked on
the seventh day. And if it is spread him; and, behold, the scab has spread
abroad very much in the skin, the in the skin, the priest shall not seek for
priest shall pronounce him unclean. It the shining, yellow hair; he is unclean.
is the plague of leprosy. 37 But if in his eyes the scab has
28 And if the bright spot stays in its stabilized, and black hair has sprung
place, and does not spread in the skin, up in it, the scab has been healed; he is
but is somewhat faded, it is a swelling clean. And the priest shall pronounce
of the burning; and the priest shall him clean.
pronounce him clean. for it is a scar of 38 And when a man or a woman
the burning. has bright spots, white bright spots, in
29 And if a man or a woman has in the skin of their flesh,
them a plague in the head or in the 39 and the priest has seen it; and,
beard, behold there are pale white spots in
30 then the priest shall look on the the skin of their flesh, it is a pale spot
plague. And, behold, if its appearance springing up in the skin; he is clean.
is deeper than the skin, and a thin 40 And when a man's head grows
shining hair in it, the priest shall bald, he is bald, he is clean.
pronounce him unclean; it is a scab, a 41 And if his head grows bald from
leprosy on the head or beard. the corner of his head toward his face,
31 And when the priest looks on the he is forehead bald; he is clean.
plague of the scab; and, behold, it is 42 And if there is in the bald head,
not in sight deeper than the skin, and or the bald forehead, a reddish white
there is no black hair in it, then the plague, it is a leprosy breaking out in
priest shall shut up the plagued one the bald head, or in the bald forehead.
with the scab seven days. 43 And the priest shall look on him,
32 And in the seventh day the priest and, behold, if the rising of the plague
shall look on the plague. And, behold, is reddish white in his bald head, or in
if the scab has not spread, and there is his bald forehead, as the appearance of
no shining hair in it, and the leprosy, in the skin of the flesh,
appearance of the scab is not deeper 44 he is a leprous man; he is
than the skin, unclean. The priest shall pronounce
33 then he shall shave himself, but him utterly unclean; his plague is in
he shall not shave the scab. And the his head.
priest shall shut up the one who has 45 And the leper who has the
the scab a second seven days. plague in him, his garments shall be
34 And the priest shall look on the torn, and his head shall be uncovered,
scab on the seventh day. And, behold, and he shall cover the upper lip; and
if the scab has not spread in the skin, he shall call out, Unclean! Unclean!
and its appearance is not deeper than 46 And the days that the plague
the skin, then the priest shall shall be in him, he is unclean; he shall
pronounce him clean. And he shall live alone, he is unclean; his dwelling
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47 And if there is in any garment a leather, or out of the warp, or out of


plague of leprosy, in a garment of the woof.
wool, or in a garment of linen, 57 And if it is still seen in the
48 or in the warp, or in the woof, or garment, or in the warp, or in the
of linen, or of wool, or in leather, or in woof, or in anything of leather, it is a
any work of leather, spreading plague; you shall burn it
49 and if the plague is greenish or with fire, that in which the plague is.
reddish in the garment, or in the 58 And the garment, or the warp, or
leather, or in the warp, or in the woof, the woof, or anything of leather which
or in anything of leather, it is a plague you shall wash when the plague has
of leprosy; and it shall be seen by the been taken off them, then it shall be
priest. washed a second time, and shall be
50 And the priest shall look on the clean.
plague, and shall shut up the plagued 59 This is the law of the plague of
thing seven days. leprosy in a garment of wool or of
51 And he shall look on the plague linen, or of the warp, or of the woof, or
on the seventh day. And if the plague of anything of leather, to pronounce it
has spread in the garment, or in the clean, or to pronounce it unclean.
warp, or in the woof, or in the leather,
of all that is made of skin for use, the Chapter 14
plague is a corroding leprosy; it is
unclean. 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
52 And he shall burn the garment, saying,
or the warp, or the woof, in wool or in 2 This shall be the law of the leper
linen, or anything of leather, in which in the day of his cleansing, that he
the plague is; for it is a corroding shall be brought to the priest.
leprosy; it shall be burned with fire. 3 And the priest shall go out to the
53 And if the priest shall look, and, outside of the camp. And the priest
behold, the plague has not spread in shall look; and, behold, if the plague of
the garment, or in the warp, or in the leprosy is healed in the leper,
woof, or in anything of leather, 4 then the priest shall command,
54 then the priest shall command, and he shall take for him who is to be
and they shall wash that in which the cleansed two clean living birds, and
plague is. And he shall shut it up a cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.
second seven days. 5 And the priest shall command,
55 And the priest shall look on that and he shall kill the one bird on an
in which the plague is after it has been earthen vessel, over running water;
washed. And, behold, if the plague has 6 he shall take the living bird, and
not changed its appearance, and if the the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and
plague has not spread, it is unclean; the hyssop, and shall dip them and the
you shall burn it with fire; it is eaten living bird in the blood of the slain
away in its inside or in its outside. bird, over the running water.
56 And if the priest shall look, and, 7 And he shall sprinkle on him who
behold, the plague has become pale is to be cleansed from the leprosy
after it has been washed, then he shall seven times, and shall pronounce him
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clean. And he shall send out the living 15 And the priest shall take some of
bird into the open field. the log of oil and shall pour it on the
8 And he who is to be cleansed shall left hand of the priest.
wash his garments, and shall shave all 16 And the priest shall dip his right
his hair, and shall bathe with water, finger in the oil on his left palm and
and shall be clean. And afterwards he shall sprinkle some of the oil with his
shall come into the camp, and shall finger seven times before Yahweh.
live on the outside of his tent seven 17 And of the rest of the oil on his
days. palm, the priest shall put on the tip of
9 And it shall be on the seventh day, the right ear of him who is to be
he shall shave all his hair, his head, cleansed, and on the thumb of his
and his beard, and his eyebrows; he right hand, and on the big toe of his
shall even shave all his hair. And he right foot, on the blood of the guilt
shall wash his garments, and shall offering;
bathe his flesh with water, and shall be 18 and the rest of the oil on the
clean. palm of the priest, he shall put on the
10 And on the eighth day he shall head of him who is to be cleansed. And
take two male lambs without blemish, the priest shall make atonement for
and one ewe lamb, daughter of a year, him before Yahweh.
without blemish, and three tenth parts 19 And the priest shall make a sin
of flour for a food offering, mixed with offering, and shall atone for him who
oil, and one log of oil. is to be cleansed from his uncleanness.
11 And the priest who is cleansing, And afterwards he shall slaughter the
and the man who is to be cleansed, burnt offering;
shall stand with them before Yahweh, 20 and the priest shall offer the
at the door of the tabernacle of the burnt offering, and the food offering,
congregation. on the altar; and the priest shall make
12 And the priest shall take the one atonement for him; and he shall be
male lamb and shall bring it near for a clean.
guilt offering, and the log of oil, and 21 And if he is poor, and his hand is
shall wave them as a wave offering not able to reach these things, then he
before Yahweh. shall take one lamb as a guilt offering,
13 And he shall kill the lamb in the for a wave offering, to atone for
place where he killed the sin offering himself, and one tenth part of flour
and the burnt offering, in the holy mixed with oil for a food offering, and
place. For like the sin offering, the a log of oil,
guilt offering belongs to the priest; it is 22 and two turtledoves, or two
most holy. young doves, which his hand can
14 And the priest shall take some of reach; and one shall be a sin offering,
the blood of the guilt offering; and the and the other a burnt offering.
priest shall put it on the tip of the right 23 And he shall bring them in to the
ear of him who is to be cleansed, and priest on the eighth day for his
on the thumb of his right hand, and on cleansing, to the door of the tabernacle
the big toe of his right foot. of the congregation, before Yahweh.
24 And the priest shall take the
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of oil, and the priest shall wave them saying, I have seen a plague in the
as a wave offering before Yahweh; house.
25 and he shall kill the lamb of the 36 And the priest shall command,
guilt offering; and the priest shall take and they shall turn out from the house
some of the blood of the guilt offering, before the priest comes in to see the
and he shall put it on the tip of the plague that all in the house may not be
right ear of him who is to be cleansed, unclean; and afterwards the priest
and on the thumb of his right hand, shall come in to see the house.
and on the big toe of his right foot. 37 And he shall look upon the
26 And the priest shall pour the oil plague; and, behold, if the plague is in
on the left hand of the priest; the walls of the house with
27 and the priest shall sprinkle with depressions greenish or reddish, and
his right finger some of the oil on his the appearance of it is lower than the
palm, seven times before Yahweh. wall;
28 And the priest shall put some of 38 then the priest shall go out of the
the oil on his palm on the tip of the house to the door of the house, and
right ear of him who is to be cleansed, shut up the house seven days.
and on the thumb of the right hand, 39 And the priest shall come again
and on the big toe of his right foot, on the seventh day, and shall look; and,
the place of the blood of the guilt behold, if the plague has spread in the
offering. walls of the house;
29 And the rest of the oil on the 40 then the priest shall command
priest's palm he shall put on the head that they take out the stones in which
of him who is to be cleansed, to atone the plague is, and throw them into an
for him, before Yahweh. unclean place outside the city.
30 And he shall offer one of the 41 And he shall cause the house to
turtledoves, or of the young doves, be scraped inside all around, and they
from that which he is able to reach; shall pour out the dust which they
31 that which his hand has reached have scraped off at the outside of the
out to, the one a sin offering, and the city, at an unclean place.
other a burnt offering, besides the 42 And they shall take other stones
food offering. And the priest shall and bring them in to the place of the
make atonement for him who is to be stones; and he shall take other clay
cleansed before Yahweh. and shall plaster the house.
32 This is the law of him in whom is 43 And if the plague returns and
a plague of leprosy whose hand could breaks out in the house after he has
not reach to his cleansing. taken away the stones, and after he
33 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and has scraped the house, and after it has
to Aaron, saying, been plastered,
34 When you come into the land of 44 then the priest shall come in and
Canaan, which I am giving to you for a look; and, behold, if the plague has
possession, and I have put a plague of spread in the house, it is a corroding
leprosy in the house in the land of leprosy in the house; it is unclean.
your possession; 45 And he shall break down the
35 then if he who owns the house house; its stones, and its wood, and all
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carry it out to the outside of the city, to Chapter 15


an unclean place.
46 And he who goes into the house 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and
all the days he has shut it up shall be to Aaron, saying,
unclean until the evening. 2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and
47 And he who lies in the house you shall say to them, to any man,
shall wash his clothes and he who eats When there is an discharge from his
in the house shall wash his clothes. flesh; it is unclean because of his flow.
48 And if the priest shall come in 3 And this is his uncleanness in his
and carefully look, and, behold, the issue, if his flesh has run with his
plague has not spread in the house issue, or his flesh has ceased from
after the house has been plastered, issue, it is his uncleanness.
then the priest shall pronounce the 4 Every bed on which the issuing
house clean; for the plague has been one lies shall be unclean. And every
healed. thing on which he sits shall be
49 And he shall take two birds for unclean.
the cleansing of the house, and cedar 5 And anyone who touches his bed
wood, and scarlet dye, and hyssop; shall wash his garments, and shall
50 and he shall kill the one bird on bathe with water, and shall be unclean
an earthen vessel, over running water; until the evening.
51 and he shall take the cedar wood, 6 And he who sits on a thing on
and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and which he who discharges sat, shall
the living bird, and shall dip them in wash his clothes, and bathe himself in
the blood of the slain bird, and in the water, and shall be unclean until the
running water, and shall sprinkle on evening.
the house seven times. 7 And he that touches the flesh of
52 And he shall cleanse the house him who discharges shall wash his
with the blood of the bird, and with clothes, and bathe himself in water,
the running water, and with the living and be unclean until evening.
bird, and with the cedar wood, and 8 And if he who issues spits on a
with the hyssop, and with the scarlet clean one, then he shall wash his
dye; clothes, and bathe himself in water,
53 and he shall send away the living and be unclean until the evening.
bird to the outside of the city, to the 9 And every saddle on which he who
open field, and shall atone for the discharges rides shall be unclean.
house; and it shall be clean. 10 And whoever touches anything
54 This is the law for every plague that was under him shall be unclean
of the leprosy and for scabs; until the evening. And the one
55 and for leprosy of a garment, and carrying those things shall wash his
of a house, clothes, and bathe himself in water,
56 and for a rising, and for a scab, and be unclean until the evening.
and for a bright spot; 11 And whomever he who has the
57 to teach when it is unclean and discharge touches, and has not rinsed
when it is clean; this is the law of his hands in water, he shall wash his
leprosy. clothes, and bathe himself in water,
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12 And the earthen vessel that he 22 And whoever touches anything


who discharges touches shall be on which she sits shall wash his
broken; and every wooden vessel shall clothes and bathe himself in water,
be rinsed in water. and be unclean until the evening.
13 And when he who discharges is 23 And if it is on the bed, or on
cleansed of his issue, then he shall anything on which she sits when he
number to himself seven days for his touches it, he shall be unclean until
cleansing, and wash his clothes. And the evening.
he shall bathe his flesh in running 24 And if lying any man lies with
water, and shall be clean. her, and her impurity is on him, he
14 And on the eighth day he shall shall be unclean seven days, and every
take to himself two turtle doves, or two bed on which he lies shall be unclean.
young doves, and come before Yahweh 25 And if a woman has an issue of
to the door of the tabernacle of the her blood many days outside the time
congregation and give them to the of her impurity, or if she issues beyond
priest. the time of her impurity, all the days of
15 And the priest shall offer them, the issue of her uncleanness, she shall
the one for a sin offering, and the be as in the days of her impurity; she is
other for a burnt offering. And the unclean.
priest shall atone for him before 26 Every bed on which she lies all
Yahweh for his discharge. the days of her issue shall be to her as
16 And if any man's semen goes out the bed of her impurity to her; and
from him, then he shall bathe all his everything on which she sits shall be
flesh in water, and be unclean until the unclean as the uncleanness of her
evening. impurity.
17 And every garment, and every 27 And whoever touches those
skin on which the semen is, shall be things shall be unclean, and shall wash
washed with water, and be unclean his clothes and bathe himself in water,
until the evening. and be unclean until the evening.
18 And a woman with whom a man 28 And if she is cleansed of her
lies with an emission of semen shall issue then she shall number to herself
bathe with water, and be unclean until seven days, and after that she shall be
the evening. clean.
19 And if a woman's issue in her 29 And on the eighth day she shall
flesh is a flow of blood, she shall be in take to herself two turtledoves, or two
her impurity seven days; and whoever young doves, and bring them to the
touches her shall be unclean until the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of
evening. the congregation.
20 And anything on which she lies 30 And the priests shall offer the
in her impurity shall be unclean; and one for a sin offering, and the other for
anything on which she sits shall be a burnt offering; and the priest shall
unclean. atone for her before Yahweh for the
21 And whoever touches her bed issue of her uncleanness.
shall wash his clothes and bathe in 31 So you shall separate the sons of
water, and be unclean until the Israel from their uncleanness, and
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when they defile My tabernacle that is 8 And Aaron shall give lots over the
in their midst. two he-goats, one lot for Yahweh, and
32 This is the law of him that one lot for the scapegoat (complete
discharges, and of him from whom removal).
semen goes out, for uncleanness by it; 9 And Aaron shall bring the goat on
33 and of her who is menstruating which the lot of Yahweh fell and shall
in her impurity, and of him from make it a sin offering.
whom the issue goes, of a male or of a 10 And the goat on which the lot fell
female, and of a man who lies with an for a complete removal shall be made
unclean woman. to stand living before Yahweh to atone
by it, to send it away for a complete
Chapter 16 removal into the wilderness.
11 And Aaron shall bring the bull of
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses after the sin offering which is his own, and
the death of the two sons of Aaron, as shall atone for himself, and for his
they drew near before Yahweh, and house, and shall kill the bull of the sin
they died. offering which is his own.
2 And Yahweh said to Moses, Speak 12 And he shall take a censer full of
to your brother Aaron, and he shall coals of the fire from off the altar
not come in at all times to the before Yahweh, and his hands full of
sanctuary within the veil, to the front fragrant perfumes beaten small, and
of the mercy-seat. bring it within the veil.
3 With this Aaron shall come into 13 And he shall put the incense on
the sanctuary: with a bull, a son of the the fire before Yahweh, and the cloud
herd, for a sin offering, and a ram for a of the incense shall cover the mercy-
burnt offering. seat on the testimony; and he shall not
4 He shall put on a holy linen coat, die.
and linen underpants shall be on his 14 And he shall take some of the
flesh, and he shall gird himself with a blood of the bull, and shall sprinkle
linen girdle, and he shall wrap himself with his finger on the front of the
in a linen miter; they are holy mercy-seat eastward. And he shall
garments. And he shall bathe his flesh sprinkle at the front of the mercy-seat
with water and shall put them on. seven times from the blood with his
5 And he shall take from the finger.
congregation of the sons of Israel two 15 And he shall kill the goat of the
kids of the goats for a sin offering, and sin offering which is the people's, and
one ram for a burnt offering. shall bring in its blood to the inside of
6 And Aaron shall bring near the the veil, and shall do with its blood as
bull of the sin offering which is his he has done with the blood of the bull,
own, and shall make atonement for and shall sprinkle it on the mercy-seat,
himself, and for his house. and at the front of the mercy-seat.
7 And he shall take the two he-goats 16 And he shall atone for the
and shall cause them to stand before sanctuary because of the pollutions of
Yahweh, at the door of the tabernacle the sons of Israel, and because of their
of the congregation. transgressions for all their sins. And so
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dwelling in the midst of their burnt offering of the people, and shall
pollutions. atone for himself and for the people.
17 And not any man shall be in the 25 And he shall burn as incense the
tent of meeting as he goes in to atone fat of the sin offering on the altar.
in the sanctuary, until he comes out. 26 And he who let the goat go for a
And he shall atone for himself, and for scapegoat shall wash his garments and
his house, and for all the congregation shall bathe his flesh with water; and
of Israel. later he shall come into the camp.
18 And he shall go out to the altar 27 And the bull of the sin offering,
before Yahweh, and shall atone for it. and the goat of the sin offering, whose
And he shall take some of the blood of blood has been brought in to atone in
the bull, and some of the blood of the the sanctuary, one shall carry them out
goat, and shall put it on the horns of to the outside of the camp; and they
the altar all around. shall burn their skins with fire and
19 And he shall sprinkle on it from their flesh, and their dung.
the blood with his finger seven times, 28 And he burning them shall wash
and shall cleanse it, and shall purify it his garments, and shall bathe his flesh
from the uncleanness of the sons of with water, and afterwards he shall
Israel. come into the camp.
20 And when he has finished 29 And it shall be for a never ending
atoning for the sanctuary, and the tent statute, in the seventh month, in the
of meeting, and the altar, and has tenth of the month, you shall humble
brought near the living goat; yourself and do no work, the native,
21 then Aaron shall lay his two and the alien who is staying in your
hands on the head of the living goat, midst.
and shall confess over it all the 30 For on this day He shall atone
iniquities of the sons of Israel, and all for you, to cleanse you from all your
their transgressions, and all their sins, sins you shall be clean before Yahweh.
and shall put them on the head of the 31 It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and
goat, and shall send it by the hand of a you shall humble yourself. It is a never
chosen man into the wilderness. ending statute.
22 And the goat shall bear on him 32 And the priest whom He shall
all their iniquities to a land not anoint, and whose hand He shall
inhabited. And he shall send the goat consecrate to act as priest instead of
away into the wilderness. his father, shall make atonement, and
23 And Aaron shall come into the shall put on the linen garments, the
tabernacle of the congregation, and holy garments.
shall strip off the linen garments 33 And he shall atone for the holy
which he had put on as he went into sanctuary, and for the tabernacle of
the sanctuary, and shall leave them the congregation, and for the altar he
there. shall atone; yes, for the priests, and for
24 And he shall bathe his flesh with all the people of the congregation he
water in the sanctuary and shall put on shall atone.
his garments, and shall come out, and 34 And this shall be to you a never
shall offer his burnt offering, and the ending statute to atone for the sons of
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year. And he did as Yahweh had that man shall be cut off from his
commanded Moses. people.
10 And any man of the house of
Chapter 17 Israel, or of the alien who is staying in
your midst, who eats any blood, I will
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, set My face against that person that
saying, eats blood and will cut him off from
2 Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, his people.
and to all the sons of Israel. And you 11 For the life of the flesh is in the
shall say to them, This is the thing blood, and I have given it to you on the
which Yahweh has commanded, altar, to atone for your souls; for it is
saying, the blood which makes atonement for
3 Any man of the house of Israel the soul.
who kills an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the 12 For this reason I have said to the
camp, or who kills at the outside of the sons of Israel, No person among you
camp, shall eat blood; and the alien who is
4 and has not brought it in to the staying in your midst shall not eat
door of the tent of meeting as an blood.
offering to Yahweh, before the 13 And any man of the sons of
tabernacle of Yahweh, blood shall be Israel, or of the aliens who stay in your
imputed to that man; he has shed midst, who hunts game, beast or fowl,
blood. And that man shall be cut off which is eaten, shall even pour out its
from the midst of his people; blood and shall cover it with dust.
5 so that the sons of Israel shall 14 For it is the life of all flesh; its
bring in their sacrifices which they are blood is for its life. And I say to the
sacrificing in the open field to the door sons of Israel, You shall not eat blood
of the tent of meeting, to the priest, of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is in
and sacrifice them for sacrifices of the blood; anyone eating it is cut off.
peace offerings to Yahweh. 15 And any person who eats a dead
6 And the priest shall sprinkle the body or torn thing, be he a native, or
blood on the altar of Yahweh, at the an alien, he shall wash his clothes and
door of the tent of meeting, and shall bathe in water, and be unclean until
burn the fat as incense for a soothing the evening; then he shall be clean.
fragrance to Yahweh. 16 And if he does not wash them,
7 And they shall not sacrifice their nor bathe his flesh, then he shall bear
sacrifices any more to devil like goats, his iniquity.
after which they have gone whoring.
This is a perpetual statute to them Chapter 18
throughout their generations.
8 And you shall say to them, Any 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
man of the house of Israel, or of aliens saying,
who sojourn in your midst, who offers 2 Speak to the sons of Israel and say
burnt offering or sacrifice, to them, I am Yahweh your Elohim.
9 and does not bring it in to the 3 You shall not do according to the
door of the tabernacle of the doings of the land of Egypt in which
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according to the doings of the land of 15 You shall not uncover the
Canaan to which I am bringing you; nakedness of your daughter-in-law;
nor shall you walk in their statutes. she is your son's wife; you shall not
4 You shall do My judgments and uncover her nakedness.
you shall keep My statutes, to walk in 16 You shall not uncover the
them; I am Yahweh your Elohim, nakedness of your brother's wife; it is
5 and you shall keep My statutes your brother's nakedness.
and My judgments, which if a man 17 You shall not uncover the
does, he shall live by them. I am nakedness of a woman and her
Yahweh. daughter; you shall not undertake to
6 None of you shall draw near to uncover her son's daughter, or her
any relative of his flesh to uncover daughter's daughter; they are her
their nakedness; I am Yahweh. relatives; it is wickedness.
7 You shall not uncover the 18 And you shall not take a wife
nakedness of your father or the with her sister, to vex her, to uncover
nakedness of your mother; she is your her nakedness, beside the other in her
mother; you shall not uncover her lifetime.
nakedness. 19 And you shall not draw near to
8 You shall not uncover the uncover the nakedness of a woman in
nakedness of your father's wife; it is her menstrual impurity.
the nakedness of your father. 20 And you shall not give your
9 You shall not uncover the semen to your neighbor's wife by lying
nakedness of your sister, the daughter with her, to be unclean with her.
of your father, or the daughter of your 21 And you shall not give your seed
mother, born at home, or born away; to pass them through to Molech, nor
you shall not uncover their nakedness. shall you pollute the name of your
10 You shall not uncover the Elohim; I am Yahweh.
nakedness of your son's daughter, or 22 And you shall not lie with a male
your daughter's daughter; you shall as one lies with a woman; it is
not uncover their nakedness, for theirs detestable.
is your own nakedness. 23 And you shall not give your
11 The nakedness of the daughter of semen with any animal, for
your father's wife, begotten by your uncleanness with it. And a woman
father, she is your sister; you shall not shall not stand before an animal to lie
uncover her nakedness. down with it; it is a shameful mixing.
12 You shall not uncover the 24 Do not defile yourself with all
nakedness of a sister of your father; these, for with all these the nations
she is a relative of your father. have been defiled, which I am casting
13 You shall not uncover the out before you;
nakedness of your mother's sister; for 25 and the land is defiled, and I will
she is your mother's relative. visit its iniquity on it; and the land is
14 You shall not uncover the vomiting out those living in it;
nakedness of your father's brother; 26 and you, you shall keep My
you shall not draw near to his wife; she statutes and My judgments, and shall
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neither the native nor the alien who is 8 And he who eats it, he shall bear
staying in your midst. his iniquity; for he has polluted the
27 For the men of the land who are holy thing of Yahweh, and that person
before you have done all these shall be cut off from his people.
disgusting things, and the land is 9 And as you reap the harvest of
defiled. your land, you shall not completely
28 Do not do these lest the land reap the corner of your field; and you
vomit you out for your defiling it, as it shall not gather the gleaning of your
has vomited out the nation that was harvest;
before you. 10 and you shall not glean your
29 For anyone who does any of vineyard, and you shall not gather the
these disgusting things, even the leavings of your vineyard; you shall
persons who are doing them, shall be leave them to the poor and to the
cut off from the midst of their people. alien; I am Yahweh your Elohim.
30 And you shall keep My charge, 11 You shall not steal nor lie, nor
so as not to do any of the disgusting deceive a man to another.
customs which were committed before 12 And you shall not swear by My
you; and you shall not defile name to a falsehood; nor shall you
yourselves with them; I am Yahweh pollute the name of your Elohim; I am
your Elohim. Yahweh.
13 You shall not extort your
Chapter 19 neighbor, nor rob; you shall not allow
the wages of one hired to remain with
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, you until morning.
saying, 14 You shall not revile the deaf, nor
2 Speak to all the congregation of put a stumbling block before the blind;
the sons of Israel, and you shall say to for you shall revere your Elohim. I am
them, You are holy, for I am holy, Yahweh.
Yahweh your Elohim. 15 You shall do no unrighteousness
3 Each man of you shall revere his in judgment; you shall not respect the
mother and his father, and keep My face of the poor, nor favor the face of
Sabbaths; I am Yahweh your Elohim. the mighty; but in righteousness you
4 Do not turn to the idols; and you shall judge your neighbor.
shall not make molten Elohims for 16 You shall not go as a slanderer
yourselves; I am Yahweh your Elohim. among your people; you shall not
5 And if you sacrifice a sacrifice of stand up against the blood of your
peace offerings to Yahweh, you shall neighbor; I am Yahweh.
sacrifice it of your free will; 17 You shall not hate your brother
6 it shall be eaten in the day of your in your heart; you shall certainly
sacrificing it, and on the morrow, and reprove your neighbor, and not allow
that which is left on the third day shall sin on
be burned with fire. him.
7 And if it is at all eaten on the third 18 You shall not take vengeance,
day, it is unclean; it shall not be nor bear any grudge against the sons
accepted. of your people; but you shall love your
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19 You shall keep my statutes; you prostitute, that the land may not go
shall not cause your livestock to breed whoring, and the land become full of
with different kinds; you shall not sow wickedness.
two kinds in your field; and you shall 30 You shall keep My Sabbaths; and
not allow a garment mixed of mixed you shall revere My sanctuary. I am
fabric to come upon you. Yahweh.
20 And when a man lies with a 31 You shall not turn to mediums,
woman with semen, and she is a slave- and you shall not seek to spiritists to
girl, betrothed to a man, and not truly be defiled by them; I am Yahweh your
redeemed, and freedom not having Elohim.
been given to her, there shall be an 32 You shall rise up in the face of
inquest; they shall not be put to death, gray hair; and you shall honor the face
because she was not free. of an old man; and be afraid of your
21 And he shall bring in his guilt Elohim. I am Yahweh.
offering to Yahweh, to the door of the 33 And when an alien lives with you
tabernacle of the congregation, a ram in your land, you shall not oppress
for a guilt offering. him;
22 And the priest shall atone for 34 as the native among you, so shall
him with the ram of the guilt offering be the alien who is staying with you;
before Yahweh for his sin which he has and you shall love him as yourself, for
sinned; and it shall be forgiven him you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I
because of his sin he has sinned. am Yahweh your Elohim.
23 And when you come into the 35 You shall do no unrighteousness
land and have planted all of the food in judgment, in measures and weights,
trees, then you shall expose its or in quantity.
foreskin, its fruit, it shall be as 36 You shall have just balances, just
uncircumcised for you three years; it weights, a just ephah, and a just hin. I
shall not be eaten. am Yahweh your Elohim, who brought
24 And in the fourth year all its fruit you out from the land of Egypt;
is holy; it is for praises for Yahweh. 37 and you shall observe all My
25 And in the fifth year you shall eat statutes, and all My judgments and
its fruit, that it may yield to you its shall do them; I am Yahweh.
increase; I am Yahweh your Elohim.
26 You shall not eat with the blood; Chapter 20
you shall not divine, nor conjure
spirits. 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
27 You shall not round the side of saying,
your head, nor mar the corners of your 2 And you shall say to the sons of
beard. Israel, Any man of the sons of Israel,
28 And you shall not make any and of the aliens who are living in
cuttings in your flesh for the dead; and Israel, who gives of his seed to Molech
you shall not put on yourself any shall certainly be put to death. The
etched tattoo writing or marking; I am people of the land shall stone him with
Yahweh. stones!
29 You shall not pollute your 3 And I, I shall set My face against
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that man, and shall cut him off from 13 And a man who lies with a male
the midst of his people, for he has as one lies with a woman, both of them
given of his seed to Molech, so as to have done a detestable thing, surely
defile My sanctuary, and to pollute My they shall die; their blood shall be on
holy name. them.
4 And if the people of the land truly 14 And a man who takes a woman
hide their eyes from that man, as he and her mother, it is wickedness; they
gives his seed to Molech, so as not to shall burn him and them; and there
put him to death, shall be no wickedness in your midst.
5 then I shall set My face against 15 And a man who lies with an
that man, and against his family, and animal dying shall die. And you shall
shall cut him off, and all who go kill the animal.
whoring after him, even going whoring 16 And if a woman draws near to
after Molech from the midst of their any animal to lie with it, you shall even
people. put to death the woman and the
6 And the person who turns to animal; surely they shall die; their
mediums, and to spiritists, to go blood shall be on them.
whoring after them, I shall set my face 17 And if a man takes his sister, the
against that person, and cut him off daughter of his father or daughter of
from the midst of his people. his mother, and he has seen her
7 And you shall sanctify yourselves, nakedness, and she sees his
and you shall be holy, for I am Yahweh nakedness, it is a shame. And they
your Elohim; shall be cut off before the eyes of the
8 and you shall keep My statutes sons of their people; he has uncovered
and shall do them; I am Yahweh who his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his
is sanctifying you. iniquity.
9 And any man who curses his 18 And if a man lies with a
father and his mother shall surely be menstruating woman, and has
put to death; he has cursed his father uncovered her nakedness, he has
and his mother; his blood shall be on made her fountain bare; and she has
him. uncovered the fountain of her blood;
10 And a man who commits even both of them shall be cut off from
adultery with a man's wife, who the midst of their people.
commits adultery with the wife of his 19 And you shall not uncover the
neighbor, the adulterer and the nakedness of your mother's sister, nor
adulteress dying shall die. of your father's sister, because he has
11 And a man who lies with his made naked his near kin; they shall
father's wife, who has uncovered the bear their iniquity.
nakedness of his father, both of them 20 If a man lies with his aunt, he
dying shall die; their blood shall be on has uncovered the nakedness of his
them. uncle; they shall bear their sin; they
12 And a man who lies with his shall die childless.
daughter-in-law, both of them dying 21 And if a man takes his brother's
shall die; they have performed a wife, it is an unclean thing; he has
perversion; their blood shall be on uncovered his brother's nakedness;
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22 And you shall keep all My 3 and for his sister, the virgin, who
statutes, and all My judgments, and is near to him, who has not been with
shall do them, and the land where I a man, for her he may be defiled.
am bringing you to live in it shall not 4 A leader shall not defile himself
vomit you out. among his people, to pollute himself;
23 And you shall not walk in the 5 they shall not make their heads
statutes of the nation which I am bald, and they shall not shave the
casting out from before you, for all corner of their beard; and they shall
these they have done, and I am not make a cutting in their flesh;
disgusted with them. 6 they are holy to their Elohim, and
24 But I have said to you, You shall they shall not pollute the name of their
surely possess their land; and, I, I am Elohim. For they offer the fire
giving it to you to possess it, a land offerings of Yahweh, bread of their
flowing with milk and honey; I am Elohim, and they are holy.
Yahweh your Elohim, who has set you 7 They shall not take a woman who
apart from the nations. is a harlot, or polluted; nor shall they
25 And you shall make a difference take a woman divorced from her
between the clean animals and the husband; for he is holy to his Elohim.
unclean, and between the unclean fowl 8 And you shall sanctify him, for he
and the clean. And you shall not defile brings near the bread of your Elohim;
yourself by beast or by fowl, or by he is holy to you; for I am holy,
anything which swarms the ground, Yahweh who is sanctifying you.
which I have set apart to you as 9 And when a daughter of any priest
unclean; pollutes herself by going whoring, she
26 and you shall be holy to Me, for is polluting her father; she shall be
I, Yahweh, am holy; and I have set you burned with fire.
apart from the nations to become 10 And the high priest of his
Mine. brothers, on whose head the anointing
27 And a man or woman, when oil is poured, and whose hand is
there is among them a medium, or a consecrated to put on the garments,
fortune teller, certainly they shall die; his head shall not be bared, nor his
they shall stone them with stones; garments torn;
their blood is on them. 11 nor shall he come near any dead
person; he shall not defile himself for
Chapter 21 his father or for his mother;
12 nor shall he go out from the
1 And Yahweh said to Moses, Speak sanctuary; nor shall he pollute the
to the priests, Aaron's sons, and you sanctuary of his Elohim. For the crown
shall say to them, None shall be of the anointing oil of his Elohim is on
defiled for the dead among his people. him; I am Yahweh.
2 But for his relative who is near to 13 And he shall take a wife in her
him, for his mother, and for his father, virginity.
and for his son, and for his daughter, 14 He shall not take a widow, or one
and for his brother, divorced, or a polluted one, a harlot,
but he shall take a virgin of his own
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15 and he shall not pollute his seed name in what they devote to Me; I am
among his people; for I am Yahweh Yahweh.
who sanctifies him. 3 Say to them, Out of all your seed
16 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, throughout your generations, any man
saying, who draws near to the holy things
17 Speak to Aaron, saying, No man which the sons of Israel set apart to
of your seed throughout their Yahweh, and his uncleanness being
generations shall draw near to offer upon him, that person shall be cut off
the bread of his Elohim if there is a from before Me; I am Yahweh.
blemish in him. 4 Any man of the seed of Aaron that
18 For no man in whom there is a is leprous or has an issue, he shall not
blemish shall draw near, a blind man, eat of the holy things until he is clean.
or one lame, or disfigured, or And he who touches any uncleanness
deformed; of a person, or a man whose semen
19 or a broken footed man, or a has gone out of him;
broken handed man, 5 or a man who touches any
20 or one humpbacked, or a swarming thing which is unclean to
crushed one, or with a spot in his eye, him, or touches a man who is unclean
or a scurvy one, or one scabbed, or one to him, by any of his uncleanness,
with crushed testicles. 6 the person who touches it shall
21 No man of the seed of Aaron the even be unclean until the evening, and
priest in whom there is a blemish shall shall not eat of the holy things, but
come near to offer the fire offerings of shall bathe his flesh with water.
Yahweh; a blemish is in him; he shall 7 And when the sun goes in, he shall
not come near to offer the bread of his be clean, and afterwards he shall eat of
Elohim. the holy things, for it is his food;
22 He shall eat of the bread of his 8 he shall not eat a dead body or
Elohim, of the most holy things, and of torn thing, for it is unclean; I am
the holy things. Yahweh.
23 But he shall not enter into the 9 And they shall keep My charge,
veil, and he shall not draw near to the and shall bear no sin for it, that they
altar; for a blemish is in him; and he may not die for it when they pollute it;
shall not pollute My sanctuary; for I I am Yahweh, who is sanctifying them.
am Yahweh who sanctifies them. 10 And no stranger shall eat of the
24 And Moses spoke to Aaron, and holy things, a tenant of a priest, or a
to his sons, and to all the sons of hired servant; these shall not eat of the
Israel. holy thing.
11 And if a priest buys a person, the
Chapter 22 purchase of his silver, he shall eat of it;
also one born in his house, they shall
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, eat of his bread.
saying, 12 And a priest's daughter, when
2 Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, she belongs to an alien man, she shall
that they set themselves apart from not eat of the heave offering of the
the holy things of the sons of Israel, holy things.
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13 But a priest's daughter, when she 23 As to an ox or a sheep deformed,


is a widow, or divorced, and has no or dwarfed, you shall make it a freewill
seed, and has turned back to her offering; but it is not acceptable for a
father's house, as in her youth, she vow.
shall eat of her father's bread. But no 24 As to anything bruised, or
stranger shall eat of it. beaten, or torn, or cut, you shall not
14 And if a man shall eat of a holy bring it near to Yahweh; even you shall
thing through ignorance, then he shall not do it in your land.
add the fifth part of it, and shall give it 25 And you shall not bring near the
to the priest along with the holy thing. bread of your Elohim from the hand of
15 And they shall not pollute the a son of a stranger, or any of these, for
holy things of the sons of Israel, that their corruption is in them; they are
which they lift up to Yahweh; blemished; they are not acceptable for
16 and so cause them to bear the you.
iniquity of the guilt offering in their 26 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
eating their holy things. For I am saying,
Yahweh who sanctifies them. 27 When an ox, or lamb, or goat is
17 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, born, and when it has been seven days
saying, under its mother, then from the eighth
18 Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, day and onward it is acceptable for an
and to all the sons of Israel, and you offering, a fire offering to Yahweh;
shall say to them, Any man of the 28 but an ox or sheep, it and its
house of Israel, or of the aliens in young one, you shall not slaughter in
Israel, who brings near his offering, of one day.
all his vows, or of all his freewill 29 And when you sacrifice a
offerings which they bring near to sacrifice of thanksgiving to Yahweh,
Yahweh for a burnt offering; you shall sacrifice it of your free will;
19 at your own will a male, without 30 it shall be eaten on that day; you
blemish, of the oxen, of the sheep, or shall not leave any of it until morning;
of the goats may be offered. I am Yahweh.
20 You shall not offer that which 31 And you shall keep My
has a blemish; for it shall not be commandments and shall do them; I
acceptable for you. am Yahweh.
21 And when a man brings near a 32 And you shall not profane My
sacrifice of peace offerings to Yahweh, holy name, and I shall be counted holy
to complete a vow, or for a freewill among the sons of Israel; I am
offering, of the herd or of the flock, it Yahweh, who is sanctifying you,
shall be without blemish to be 33 who is bringing you up out of the
accepted; no blemish shall be in it; land of Egypt, to become your Elohim;
22 blind, or broken, or maimed, or I am Yahweh.
having a flow, or scurvy, or scabbed,
you shall not bring these near to Chapter 23
Yahweh; and you shall not make of
them a fire offering on the altar to 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
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2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and 13 And its food offering shall be two
you shall say to them, The set feasts of tenths part of flour mixed with oil, a
Yahweh which you shall proclaim as fire offering to Yahweh, a sweet
holy gatherings, shall be these: These fragrance; and its drink offering, a
are My appointed feasts: fourth of a hin of wine.
3 Work is to be done six days, and 14 And you shall not eat bread, nor
on the seventh day shall be a Sabbath roasted grain, nor fresh ears, until this
of rest, a holy gathering; you shall do same day, until you have brought the
no work; it is a Sabbath to Yahweh in offering of your Elohim; it is a never
all your dwellings. ending statute throughout your
4 These are appointed times of generations in all your dwellings.
Yahweh, holy gatherings which you 15 And you shall number to you
shall proclaim in their appointed from the next day after the Sabbath,
seasons: from the day you bring in the sheaf of
5 In the first month, on the the wave offering; they shall be seven
fourteenth of the month, between the complete Sabbaths;
evenings is the Passover to Yahweh. 16 to the next day after the seventh
6 And on the fifteenth day of this Sabbath, you shall number fifty days;
month is the Feast of Unleavened to and you shall bring near a new food
Yahweh; you shall eat unleavened offering to Yahweh;
things seven days. 17 you shall bring in bread out of
7 On the first day you shall have a your dwellings for a wave offering, two
holy gathering; you shall do no loaves; they shall be of two tenth
laborious work; ephah of flour; they shall be baked
8 and you shall bring near a fire with leaven; firstfruits to Yahweh
offering to Yahweh seven days; and 18 And besides the bread, you shall
the seventh day shall be a holy offer seven lambs, without blemish,
gathering; you shall do no laborious sons of a year, and one bull, a son of
work. the herd, and two rams; they are a
9 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, burnt offering to Yahweh, with their
saying, food offering and their drink offerings,
10 Speak to the sons of Israel, and a fire offering of soothing fragrance to
you shall say to them, When you come Yahweh.
in to the land which I am giving to you, 19 And you shall offer one he-goat
and have reaped its harvest, and have for a sin offering, and two lambs, sons
brought in the sheaf, of the beginning of a year, for a sacrifice of peace
of your harvest, to the priest, offerings.
11 then he shall wave the sheaf 20 And the priest shall wave them,
before Yahweh for your acceptance; on besides the bread of the firstfruits, a
the morrow of the Sabbath the priest wave offering before Yahweh, besides
shall wave it. the two lambs; they are holy to
12 And you shall prepare a lamb in Yahweh for the priest.
the day you wave the sheaf, one 21 And you shall make a
without blemish, a son of a year, for a proclamation on this same day; it is a
burnt offering to Yahweh. holy gathering to you. You shall do no
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ending statute in all your dwellings evening until evening you shall keep
throughout your generations. your Sabbath.
22 And when you reap the harvest 33 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
of your land, you shall not completely saying,
reap the corner of your field, nor shall 34 Speak to the sons of Israel,
you gather the gleaning of your saying, In the fifteenth day of this
harvest; you shall leave them for the seventh month shall be a Feast of
poor, and for the alien: I am Yahweh Booths, seven days to Yahweh.
your Elohim. 35 On the first day shall be a holy
23 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, gathering; you shall do no laborious
saying, work.
24 Speak to the sons of Israel, 36 Seven days you shall bring a fire
saying, In the seventh month, on the offering to Yahweh; on the eighth day
first of the month, a Holy Day you shall have a holy gathering; and
Sabbath shall be to you, a memorial you shall bring the fire offering to
acclamation of the resounding of Yahweh; it is a solemn assembly; you
trumpets, a holy gathering. shall do no laborious work of service.
25 You shall do no laborious work 37 These are the set feasts of
and you shall bring a fire offering to Yahweh which you shall proclaim, holy
Yahweh. gatherings, to bring a fire offering to
26 And Yahweh spoke to Moses Yahweh, a burnt offering, and a food
saying, offering, a sacrifice, and drink
27 Also, on the tenth of this seventh offerings, the thing of a day on its own
month shall be a day of atonement; day;
there shall be a holy gathering, and 38 besides the Sabbaths of Yahweh,
you shall humble and weaken your and besides your gifts, and besides all
bodies and shall bring a fire offering to your vows, and besides all your
Yahweh. freewill offerings which you shall give
28 And you shall do no work in this to Yahweh.
same day, for it is a day of atonement, 39 Also, in the fifteenth day of the
to atone for you before Yahweh your seventh month, when you gather the
Elohim. increase of the land, you shall keep the
29 For any person who is not feast of Yahweh seven days; on the
humbled in this same day shall be cut first day a Holy Day Sabbath, and on
off from his people. the eighth day a Holy Day Sabbath.
30 And any person who does any 40 And you shall take to yourselves
work in this same day, I shall even cut on the first day the fruit of majestic
off that person from the midst of his trees, palm branches, and boughs of
people. oak trees, and willows of the valley,
31 You shall do no work; it is a and shall rejoice before Yahweh your
never ending statute throughout your Elohim seven days.
generations, in all your dwellings. 41 And you shall celebrate it a feast
32 It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and to Yahweh, seven days in a year, a
you shall humble your souls in the never ending statute throughout your
ninth of the month at evening; from generations; in the seventh month you
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42 You shall sit in Sookkuhs for from the fire offerings of Yahweh, a
seven days; all who are native in Israel never ending statute.
shall sit down in Sookkuhs, 10 And the son of an Israelite
43 so that your generations shall woman, and he was a son of an
know that I caused the sons of Israel to Egyptian man, went out among the
live in Sookkuhs, when I brought them sons of Israel. And the son of the
out of the land of Egypt; I am Yahweh woman of Israel and a man of Israel
your Elohim. fought together in the camp.
44 And Moses declared the 11 And the son of the woman of
appointed feasts of Yahweh to the sons Israel blasphemed the Name (of
of Israel. YHWH), and cursed. And they
brought him in to Moses; and his
Chapter 24 mother's name was Shelomith, the
daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 12 And they put him under guard,
saying, that it might be declared to them at
2 Command the sons of Israel, and the mouth of Yahweh.
they shall bring to you pure olive oil, 13 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
beaten, for the light, to cause a light to saying,
burn continually. 14 Bring out the reviler to the
3 Outside the veil of the testimony outside of the camp. And all those who
in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall heard shall lay their hands on his
arrange it from evening until morning head, and all the congregation shall
before Yahweh continually, a stone him.
perpetual statute throughout your 15 And you shall speak to the sons
generations. of Israel, saying, When any man curses
4 He shall arrange the lamps on the his Elohim, then he shall bear his sin.
pure gold Menorah before Yahweh 16 And he who blasphemes the
continually. name of Yahweh dying shall die. All
5 And you shall take flour, and shall the congregation shall certainly cast
bake twelve cakes with it; two tenths stones at him. As to the alien, so to a
shall be in the one cake. native, when he blasphemes the Name,
6 And you shall set them in two he shall be executed.
rows, six on a row on the pure gold 17 And a man, when he strikes the
table before Yahweh. life from any man, he shall surely be
7 And you shall put pure executed.
frankincense on the row, and it shall 18 And he who smites an animal to
be the bread of a memorial, a fire death shall make it good, body for
offering to Yahweh. body.
8 On each Sabbath day he shall 19 And when a man causes a
arrange it before Yahweh continually, blemish in his neighbor, as he has
from the sons of Israel, a never ending done, so it shall be done to him;
covenant. 20 break for break, eye for eye,
9 And it shall belong to Aaron and tooth for tooth. As he has given a
to his sons, and they shall eat it in the blemish to be in a man, so it shall be
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21 And he who smites an animal to seven Sabbaths of years shall be to you


death shall repay it; and he who smites forty nine years.
a man to death shall be put to death. 9 And you shall let a ram's horn
22 One judgment shall be for you resound, a signal in the seventh
whether an alien or a native; for I am month, in the tenth of the month; in
Yahweh your Elohim. the day of atonement, let a ram's horn
23 And Moses spoke to the sons of pass throughout all your land;
Israel, and they brought the reviler to 10 and you shall make the fiftieth
the outside of the camp and stoned year holy, one year. And you shall
him with stones. And the sons of Israel proclaim liberty in the land to those
did as Yahweh had commanded living in it; He shall be a jubilee to you.
Moses. And you shall return every man to his
possession; yea, you shall turn back
Chapter 25 each to his family.
11 It is a jubilee year, the fiftieth
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses in year; it is to you. You shall not sow,
Mount Sinai, saying, nor reap that which grows of itself, nor
2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and gather from its unkempt vines;
say to them, When you come into the 12 for it is a jubilee, it is holy to you;
land which I am giving to you, then the you shall eat its increase out of the
land shall keep a Sabbath to Yahweh. field.
3 You shall sow your field six years, 13 In the year of jubilee you shall
and you shall prune your vineyard six return each one to his possession.
years, and shall gather its produce. 14 And if you sell anything to your
4 And in the seventh year shall be a neighbor, or buy from the hand of
Sabbath of rest to the land, a Sabbath your neighbor, you shall not each man
to Yahweh. You shall not sow your oppress his brother.
field, and you shall not prune your 15 By the number of years after the
vineyard. jubilee you shall buy from your
5 You shall not reap that which neighbor; by the number of the years
grows of itself of your harvest; and you of increase he shall sell to you;
shall not gather the grapes of your 16 according to the many years you
unkempt vine; it shall be a year of rest shall increase its price; and by the
to the land. fewness of the years you shall diminish
6 And the Sabbath of the land shall its price, for he is selling to you the
be to you for food, to you, and to your number of crops.
male slave, and to your female slave, 17 And you shall not oppress each
and to your hired one, and to your man his neighbor, and you shall fear
tenant, those living among you; your Elohim, for I am Yahweh your
7 and to your livestock, and to the Elohim.
animal in your land, all its produce 18 And you shall do My statutes,
shall be for food. and you shall keep my judgments and
8 And you shall number to yourself shall do them; and you shall live on
seven Sabbaths of years, seven years the land securely.
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19 And the land shall give its fruit, 30 And if it is not redeemed until a
and you shall eat to satisfaction; and full year is complete, then the house in
you shall dwell securely on it. the walled city shall be established to
20 And when you say, What shall perpetuity to its buyer, throughout his
we eat in the seventh year; for, lo, we generations; it shall not go out in the
may not sow nor gather our increase? jubilee.
21 Then I have commanded My 31 But the houses of the villages
blessing on you in the sixth year, and it which have no walls all around shall be
shall produce the increase for three counted as the field of the country;
years; there are redemption rights to it. And
22 and you shall sow the eighth it shall go out in the jubilee.
year, and shall eat of the old crop until 32 As to the cities of the Levites,
the ninth year, until the coming in of houses of the cities of their possession,
its crop; you shall eat of the old. never ending redemption rights shall
23 And the land shall not be sold in be to the Levites.
perpetuity; for the land is Mine; for 33 And that which one redeems
you are aliens and tenants with Me. from the Levites, both the sale of a
24 And you shall grant a house, and the city of his possession,
redemption for the land in all the land shall go out in the jubilee. For the
of your possession. houses of the cities of the Levites are
25 If your brother has become poor their possession in the midst of the
and has sold his property, then his sons of Israel.
kinsman redeemer shall come, and he 34 And the field, the open land of
shall redeem the thing sold by his their cities, shall not be sold; for it is a
brother. never ending possession to them.
26 But when a man has no kinsman 35 And when your brother has
redeemer to him, and his own hand become poor, and his hand has failed
has reached out, and he has enough with you, then you shall help him. He
for its redemption, shall live with you as an alien and a
27 then he shall count the years tenant.
since its sale, and shall give back the 36 You shall take no interest or
surplus to the man to whom he sold; increase from him, and you shall fear
and he shall return to his possession. your Elohim; and the life of your
28 And if his hand has not found brother is with you.
enough to give back to him, then the 37 You shall not give silver to him
thing he sold shall be in the hand of with interest, and you shall not give
him who buys it until the year of your food for increase.
jubilee. And it shall go out in the 38 I am Yahweh who has brought
jubilee, and he shall return to his you out of the land of Egypt, to give to
possession. you the land of Canaan, to become
29 And when a man sells a dwelling your Elohim.
house in a walled city, then his right of 39 And when your brother becomes
redemption shall be the end of the poor with you, and he has been sold to
year of its sale; his right of redemption you, you shall not lay on him the
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40 He shall be with you as a reached out to gain, then he may be


hireling, as a tenant he shall be with redeemed.
you; he shall serve with you until the 50 And he shall count with his
year of jubilee; buyer
41 then he shall go out from you, he from the year of his being sold to him
and his sons with him, and shall until the year of jubilee, and the silver
return to his family; he shall even of his sale shall be by the number of
return to the possession of his father. years. As the days of a hireling, it shall
42 For they are My servants, whom be with him.
I have brought out from the land of 51 If there are yet many years, by
Egypt; they shall not be sold with the mouth he shall give back his
sale of a slave. redemption, from the silver of his
43 You shall not rule over him with purchase.
severity, and you shall fear your 52 And if few are left of the years till
Elohim. the year of jubilee, then he shall count
44 And your male slave and your with him according to his years he
female slave whom you have shall be shall give back his redemption price.
from the nations who are all around 53 As a hireling, year by year, he
you, you shall buy them as male slave shall be with him, and he shall not rule
or female slave; him with severity before your eyes.
45 and also you may buy of the sons 54 And if he is not redeemed in this
of the tenants who are residing with way, then he shall go out in the year of
you, and of their families who are with jubilee, he and his sons with him.
you, which they have fathered in your 55 For the sons of Israel are
land. And they shall be a possession to servants to Me; they are My servants
you. whom I brought forth out of the land
46 And you shall take them for of Egypt; I am Yahweh your Elohim.
inheritance to your sons after you, to
hold for a possession; you may lay Chapter 26
service on them forever. But on your
brothers, the sons of Israel, one over 1 You shall not make idols to
another, you shall not rule over him yourselves; and you shall not set up for
with severity. yourselves graven images, or a
47 And if an alien or a tenant lifts memorial pillar. And you shall not
up a hand with you, and your brother place any stone image in your land, to
grows poor with him, and he sells bow yourselves to it; for I am Yahweh
himself to an alien, a tenant with you, your Elohim.
or to the offshoot of the family of an 2 You shall keep My Sabbaths, and
alien, revere My sanctuary; I am Yahweh.
48 after he has been sold, there is a 3 If you walk in My statutes, and
redemption to him; one of his brothers keep My commandments, and do
may redeem him, them,
49 or his uncle, or a son of his 4 then I will give you rains in their
uncle, may redeem him, or any of his season, and the land shall give her
fleshly relations of his family may produce, and the tree of the field shall
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5 and your threshing shall reach to destroying the eyes, and consuming
the vintage, and the vintage shall reach the soul; and you shall sow your seed
to the sowing time; and you shall eat in vain, and your enemies will eat it.
your bread to satisfaction, and live in 17 And I shall set My face against
your land securely. you, and you shall be smitten before
6 And I will give peace in the land, your enemies; and those who hate you
and you shall lie down, and none shall shall rule over you, and you shall flee,
terrify you. And I shall cause evil and there will be no one pursuing you.
beasts to cease out of the land, and the 18 And if after these things you will
sword shall not pass over into your not listen to Me, then I will chastise
land. you seven times more for your sin;
7 And you shall pursue your 19 and I will break the pride of your
enemies, and they shall fall before you strength, and will make your heavens
by the sword. as iron, and your earth as bronze;
8 And five of you shall pursue a 20 and your strength shall be
hundred, and a hundred of you shall consumed in vain, and your land shall
pursue a ten thousand; and your not give her produce, and the tree of
enemies shall fall before you by the the land shall not give its fruit.
sword. 21 And if you walk contrary to Me,
9 And I shall turn My face toward and are not willing to listen to Me,
you and make you fruitful, and then I will bring seven times more
multiply you, and shall establish My plagues on you according to your sins,
covenant with you. 22 and send against you the beast of
10 And you shall eat very old store, the field, and it shall bereave you. And
and clear away the old store because of I shall cut off your livestock and shall
the new. make you few, so that your ways are
11 And I will set My tabernacle in desolate.
your midst, and My soul shall not 23 And if you are not chastised by
loathe you; Me by these things, and shall walk
12 and I shall walk always in your contrary to Me,
midst, and shall be Elohim to you, and 24 then I, I also, shall walk contrary
you, you shall be people to Me; to you, and shall smite you, even I,
13 I am Yahweh your Elohim, who seven times more for your sins;
has brought you out from the land of 25 and I will bring a sword on you,
the Egyptians, from being their slaves; executing the vengeance of the
and I will break the bars of your yoke, covenant, and you shall be gathered to
and cause you to stand erect. your cities, and I shall send pestilence
14 And if you will not listen to Me, into your midst; and you shall be given
and do not do all these commands; into the hand of an enemy.
15 and if you reject My statutes, and 26 When I break to you the staff of
if your soul hates My judgments, so as bread, ten women shall bake your
not to do all My commands, to the bread in one oven, and shall give back
breaking of My covenant; your bread by weight; and you shall
16 I will also do this to you, and I eat, and shall not be satisfied.
shall appoint terror over you, the 27 If you will not listen to Me for
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28 then I also will walk contrary to shall devour you.


you in fury. I also will chastise you, I 39 And of those who are left of you,
also, seven times for your sins. they shall melt away in their iniquity,
29 And you shall eat of the flesh of in the lands of your enemies; and also
your sons, and you shall eat of the in the iniquities of their fathers, they
flesh of your daughters. shall dwindle away with them.
30 And I shall destroy your high 40 And if they shall confess their
places and cut down your altars, and iniquity, and the iniquity of their
shall put your dead bodies on the fathers, in their trespass with which
carcasses of your idols. And My soul they have trespassed against Me; and,
shall loathe you. also, that they have walked contrary to
31 And I shall make your cities a Me,
waste, and shall make your sanctuaries 41 that I also have walked contrary
desolate; and I shall not smell your to them, and I have brought them into
sweet fragrances. the land of their enemies; if their
32 And I shall make the land uncircumcised hearts are then
desolate, and your enemies who are humbled, and they are pleased to pay
living in it shall be astonished at it. for their iniquity;
33 And I will scatter you among 42 then I will remember My
nations, and shall draw out the sword covenant with Jacob, and also My
after you, and your land shall become covenant with Isaac, and I shall also
a waste, and your cities shall be a remember My covenant with
desolation. Abraham, and I shall remember the
34 Then the land shall enjoy its land.
Sabbaths, all the days of the 43 For the land shall be forsaken by
desolation. And you shall be in the them, and shall satisfy for its
land of your enemies; then the land Sabbaths, in the desolation without
shall enjoy rest, and shall enjoy its them. And they shall satisfy for their
Sabbaths. iniquity, because, even because, they
35 It shall rest all the days of the have kicked against My judgments,
desolation, that which it has not rested and their soul has loathed My statutes.
in your Sabbaths while you lived on it. 44 And yet for all that, when they
36 And those who are left of you, I are in the land of their enemies, I will
shall also bring a faintness into their not reject them, nor will I hate them,
hearts in the lands of their enemies; to consume them, to break My
and the sound of a driven leaf shall covenant with them; for I am Yahweh
chase them; and they shall flee, as one their Elohim.
flees from the sword; and they shall 45 Then I shall remember for them
fall when no one pursues. the covenant of the first fathers, whom
37 And they shall stumble upon one I brought forth out of the land of Egypt
another, as if it were before the sword, in the sight of the nations, that I might
when no one pursues. And you shall be their Elohim; I am Yahweh.
have no power to stand before your 46 These are the statutes and the
enemies. judgments and the laws which Yahweh
38 And you shall perish among the has given between Him and the sons
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of Moses. holy.
11 And if it is any unclean animal, or
Chapter 27 one which they may not bring as an
offering to Yahweh, then he shall make
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, the animal stand before the priest.
saying, 12 And the priest shall value it,
2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and whether it is good or bad; as you the
you shall say to them, When a man priest value it, so it shall be.
makes an extraordinary difficult vow 13 But if he really redeems it, then
by your evaluation, the persons shall he shall add its fifth to your
be Yahweh's. evaluation.
3 And your evaluation shall be of 14 And when a man sanctifies his
the male from a son of twenty years house as a holy thing to Yahweh, then
even until a son of sixty years; then the priest shall value it, whether good
your evaluation shall be fifty shekels of or bad. As the priest values it, so it
silver by the shekel of the sanctuary. shall stand.
4 And if it is a female, then your 15 And if he who is sanctifying shall
evaluation shall be thirty shekels. redeem the house, then he shall add a
5 And if from a son of five years to a fifth of the silver of its valuation, and it
son of twenty years, then your shall become his.
evaluation shall be twenty shekels for 16 And if a man sanctifies a field of
the male and ten shekels for the his property to Yahweh, then your
female. valuation shall be according to its
6 And if a son of a month even to a seed; a homer of barley seed at fifty
son of five years, then your evaluation shekels of silver.
shall be five shekels of silver for the 17 If he shall sanctify his field from
male and three shekels of silver for the the year of jubilee, it shall stand
female. according to your valuation.
7 And if from a son of sixty years 18 And if he shall sanctify his field
and above, if a male, then your after the jubilee, then the priest shall
evaluation shall be fifteen shekels and count to him the silver according to
for a female ten shekels. the years which are left, to the year of
8 But if he is too poor for your the jubilee. And it shall be deducted
evaluation, then he shall be made to from your estimation.
stand before the priest, and the priest 19 And if he sanctifying the field
shall value him; the priest shall value really will redeem it, then he shall add
him according to the reach of him who a fifth of the silver of your evaluation
vowed. to it, and it shall rise to become his.
9 And if it is an animal of which 20 And if he does not redeem the
they bring an offering to Yahweh, all field, or if he has sold the field to
that one gives of it to Yahweh is holy. another man, it is not to be redeemed
10 He shall not replace it, or change any more.
it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a 21 And the field shall be holy to
good. And if he shall at all change Yahweh when it goes out in the
animal for animal, then both it and jubilee, as a field which is devoted. It
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22 And if he should devote a field of be that it and its substitute shall be


his purchase, which is not of the fields holy; it shall not be redeemed.
of his possession, 34 These are the commands which
23 then the priest shall count to him Yahweh has commanded Moses for
the amount of your valuation to the the sons of Israel, on Mount Sinai.
year of jubilee. And he shall give your
valuation in that day, a holy thing to
Yahweh.
24 In the year of jubilee the field
shall return to him from whom he
bought it, to him who owns it in the
land.
25 And all your valuation shall be
by the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty
gerahs shall be the shekel.
26 However, no man shall dedicate
a firstling, which is first-born to
Yahweh among animals, whether ox or
sheep; it is Yahweh's.
27 And if it is among the unclean
animals, then he shall ransom it at
your valuation, and he shall add its
fifth to it. And if it is not redeemed,
then it shall be sold at your evaluation.
28 But any devoted thing which a
man devotes to Yahweh from all which
belongs to him, of man or of animal, or
of the field of his possession, it shall
not be sold nor redeemed. Every
devoted thing to Yahweh is most holy.
29 No devoted thing which is
dedicated by man shall be ransomed,
dying it shall die.
30 And all the tithe of the land, of
the seed of the land, of the fruit of the
tree, shall be Yahweh's; it is holy to
Yahweh.
31 And if a man really redeems any
of his tithes, he shall add its fifth to it.
32 And all the tithe of the herd and
of the flock, all that passes under the
rod, a tenth shall be holy to Yahweh;
33 he shall not search whether it is
good or bad, nor shall he change it.
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Chapter 1 their fathers. They were heads of the
thousands of Israel.
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses in the 17 And Moses and Aaron took these
wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle men who were marked out by name.
of the congregation, on the first of the 18 And they assembled all the
second month, in the second year after congregation on the first of the second
they had come out of the land of month. And they declared their births
Egypt, saying, according to their families, by their
2 Lift the heads of all the fathers' house, according to the
congregation of the sons of Israel, by number of names, from a son of
their families, by their fathers' houses, twenty years and upward, by their
according to the number of names, heads.
every male, by their heads; 19 As Yahweh commanded Moses,
3 from a son of twenty years and so he numbered them in the
upward, all that are able to go forth to wilderness of Sinai.
war in Israel. You and Aaron shall 20 And the sons of Reuben, Israel's
number them by their armies. first-born, their generations by their
4 And there shall be a man of every families, by their fathers' house, in the
tribe with you, every one head of his number of names, by their heads,
father's house. every male from a son of twenty years
5 And these are the names of the and upward, everyone able to go out to
men that shall stand with you: Of war:
Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur; 21 those numbered of them for the
6 of Simeon, Shelumiel the son of tribe of Reuben were forty six
Zurishaddai; thousand and five hundred.
7 of Judah, Nahshon the son of 22 Of the sons of Simeon, their
Amminadab; generations, by their families, by their
8 of Issachar, Nethaneel the son of fathers' house, his numbered ones in
Zuar; the number of names, by their heads,
9 of Zebulun, Eliab the son of every male from a son of twenty years
Helon; and upward, everyone able to go out to
10 of the sons of Joseph; of war:
Ephraim, Elishama the son of 23 those numbered of them for the
Ammihud; of Manasseh, Gamaliel the tribe of Simeon were fifty nine
son of Pedahzur; thousand and three hundred.
11 of Benjamin, Abidan the son of 24 Of the sons of Gad, their
Gideoni; generations, by their families, by their
12 of Dan, Ahiezer the son of fathers' house, in the number of
Ammishaddai; names, from a son of twenty years and
13 of Asher, Pagiel the son of Ocran; upward, everyone able to go out to
14 of Gad, Eliasaph the son of war:
Deuel; 25 those numbered of them for the
15 of Naphtali, Ahira the son of tribe of Gad were forty five thousand
Enan. and six hundred and fifty.
16 These were those called from the 26 Of the sons of Judah, their
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fathers' house, in the number of names, from a son of twenty years and
names, from a son of twenty years and upward, everyone able to go out to
upward, everyone able to go out to war:
war: 37 those numbered of them for the
27 those numbered of them for the tribe of Benjamin were thirty five
tribe of Judah were seventy four thousand and four hundred.
thousand and six hundred. 38 Of the sons of Dan, their
28 Of the sons of Issachar, their generations, by their families, by their
generations, by their families, by their fathers' house in the number of names,
fathers' house, in the number of from a son of twenty years and
names, from a son of twenty years and upward, everyone able to go out to
upward, everyone able to go out to war:
war: 39 those numbered of them for the
29 those numbered of them for the tribe of Dan were sixty two thousand
tribe of Issachar were fifty four and seven hundred.
thousand and four hundred. 40 Of the sons of Asher, their
30 Of the sons of Zebulun, their generations, by their families, by their
generations, by their families, by their fathers' house, in the number of
fathers' house, in the number of names, from a son of twenty years and
names, from a son of twenty years and upward, everyone able to go out to
upward, everyone able to go out to war:
war: 41 those numbered of them for the
31 those numbered of them for the tribe of Asher were forty one thousand
tribe of Zebulun were fifty seven and five hundred.
thousand and four hundred. 42 Of the sons of Naphtali, their
32 Of the sons of Joseph, of the generations, by their families, by their
sons of Ephraim, their generations, by fathers' house, in the number of
their families, by their fathers' house, names, from a son of twenty years and
in the number of names, from a son of upward, everyone able to go out to
twenty years and upward, everyone war:
able to go out to war: 43 those numbered of them for the
33 those numbered of them for the tribe of Naphtali were fifty three
tribe of Ephraim were forty thousand thousand and four hundred.
and five hundred. 44 These were numbered, whom
34 Of the sons of Manasseh, their Moses and Aaron numbered, and the
generations, by their families by their rulers of Israel being twelve men; they
fathers' house, in the number of were each one of his fathers' house.
names, from a son of twenty years and 45 And all those numbered of the
upward, everyone able to go out to sons of Israel by their fathers' house,
war: from a son of twenty years and
35 those numbered of them for the upward, all able to go out to war in
tribe of Manasseh were thirty two Israel;
thousand and two hundred. 46 even all those that were
36 Of the sons of Benjamin, their numbered were six hundred and three
generations, by their families, by their thousand and five hundred and fifty.
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47 But the Levites, according to the 3 And those who encamp on the
tribe of their fathers, were not east side, toward the sun rising, are of
numbered among them. the standard of Judah's camp,
48 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, according to their armies, the ruler of
saying, the sons of Judah being Nahshon the
49 However, you shall not number son of Amminadab.
the tribe of Levi, nor shall you count 4 And his army and those
their heads among the sons of Israel. numbered of them were seventy four
50 But you shall appoint the Levites thousand and six hundred.
over the tabernacle of the testimony, 5 And those encamping next to him
and over all its furniture, and over all shall be the tribe of Issachar; the ruler
which is to it. They shall bear the of the sons of Issachar being
tabernacle, and all its furniture. And Nethaneel the son of Zuar;
they shall serve it, and shall encamp 6 and his army, and those
around the tabernacle. numbered of them were fifty four
51 And when the tabernacle goes thousand and four hundred.
forward, the Levites shall take it down. 7 And the tribe of Zebulun; the ruler
And when the tabernacle is to be of the sons of Zebulun being Eliab the
encamped, the Levites shall set it up. son of Helon.
And the stranger that draws near shall 8 And his army, and those
die. numbered of them were fifty seven
52 And the sons of Israel shall thousand and four hundred.
encamp their tents, each man with his 9 All numbered of the camp of
own camp, and each man with his own Judah were a hundred and eighty six
standard, according to their armies. thousand and four hundred, by their
53 But the Levites shall encamp armies. They shall set forth first.
around the tabernacle of the 10 On the south side shall be the
testimony, that there be no wrath on standard of the camp of Reuben,
the congregation of the sons of Israel. according to their armies; the ruler of
And the Levites shall keep the charge the sons of Reuben being Elizur the
of the tabernacle of the testimony. son of Shedeur.
54 And the sons of Israel did 11 And his army, and those
according to all that Yahweh numbered of it were forty six thousand
commanded Moses, so they did. and five hundred.
12 And those that encamp next to
Chapter 2 him shall be the tribe of Simeon; the
ruler of the sons of Simeon being
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
Aaron, saying, 13 And his army, and those
2 The sons of Israel shall encamp by numbered of them were fifty nine
their fathers' house, every man with thousand and three hundred.
his own standard, according to the 14 And the tribe of Gad: the ruler of
ensigns. They shall encamp around the the sons of Gad being Eliasaph the son
tabernacle of the congregation, afar of Reuel.
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15 And his army, and those 26 And his army, and those
numbered of them were forty five numbered of them were sixty two
thousand, six hundred and fifty. thousand and seven hundred.
16 All numbered of the camp of 27 And those that encamp next to
Reuben were a hundred and fifty one him shall be the tribe of Asher; the
thousand four hundred and fifty ruler of the sons of Asher being Pagiel
according to their armies. And they the son of Ocran.
shall pull out second. 28 And his army, and those
17 And the camp of the Levites, with numbered of them were forty one
the tabernacle of the congregation thousand and five hundred.
shall pull out in the middle of the 29 And the tribe of Naphtali; the
camps. As they encamp, so they shall ruler of the sons of Naphtali being
pull out, each man in his place, by Ahira the son of Enan.
their standards. 30 And his army, and those
18 On the west side shall be the numbered of them were fifty three
standard of the camp of Ephraim, thousand and four hundred.
according to their armies; the ruler of 31 All numbered of the camp of Dan
the sons of Ephraim being Elishama were a hundred and fifty seven
the son of Ammihud. thousand and six hundred. They shall
19 And his army, and those pull out last by their standards.
numbered of them were forty 32 These are those numbered of the
thousand and five hundred. sons of Israel by their fathers' houses;
20 And next to him shall be the all numbered of the camps according
tribe of Manasseh, the ruler of the to their armies were six hundred and
sons of Manasseh, being Gamaliel the three thousand, five hundred and fifty.
son of Pedahzur. 33 But the Levites were not
21 And his army, and those numbered among the sons of Israel, as
numbered of them were thirty two Yahweh commanded Moses.
thousand and two hundred 34 And the sons of Israel did
22 And the tribe of Benjamin; the according to all that Yahweh had
ruler of the sons of Benjamin being commanded Moses, so they encamped
Abidan the son of Gideoni. by their standards, and so they pulled
23 And his army, and those out, each one according to his family,
numbered of them were thirty five and according to the house of his
thousand and four hundred, father.
24 All numbered of the camp of
Ephraim were a hundred and eight Chapter 3
thousand and one hundred, according
to their armies. And they shall pull out 1 And these are the generations of
third. Aaron and Moses, in the day Yahweh
25 On the north side shall be the spoke with Moses in Mount Sinai.
standard of the camp of Dan, 2 And these are the names of
according to their armies; the ruler of Aaron's sons: Nadab, the first-born;
the sons of Dan being Ahiezer the son and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
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3 These are the names of Aaron's 14 And Yahweh spoke to Moses in


sons, the anointed priests whose the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
hands he consecrated to act as priests. 15 Number the sons of Levi by their
4 And Nadab and Abihu died before families, by their fathers' house. You
Yahweh in the wilderness of Sinai, for shall number every male from a son of
bringing strange fire before Yahweh. a month and upward.
And they had no sons. And Eleazar 16 And Moses numbered them
and Ithamar acted as priests in the according to the command of Yahweh,
presence of their father Aaron. as he had been commanded.
5 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 17 And these are the sons of Levi by
saying, their names: Gershon, and Kohath,
6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and and Merari.
you shall cause it to stand before 18 And these are the names of the
Aaron the priest. And they shall serve sons of Gershon by their families:
him, Libni and Shimei.
7 and keep his charge, and the 19 And the sons of Kohath, by their
charge of all the congregation before families: Amram, and Izhar, Hebron,
the tent of meeting, to do the service of and Uzziel.
the tabernacle. 20 And the sons of Merari by their
8 And they shall keep all the vessels families: Mahli and Mushi. These were
of the tent of meeting, and the charge the families of the Levites by their
of the sons of Israel, to do the service fathers' houses.
of the tabernacle. 21 Of Gershon is the family of the
9 And you shall give the Levites to Libnites, and the family of the
Aaron and to his son. Giving they shall Shimites. These were the families of
be given to him out of the sons of the Gershonites.
Israel. 22 Those numbered of them,
10 And you shall appoint Aaron and according to the number of all the
his sons, and they shall keep their males, from a son of a month and
priesthood. And the stranger who upward, even those numbered of them
comes near shall be put to death. were seven thousand and five
11 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, hundred.
saying, 23 The families of the Gershonites
12 And I, behold, I have taken the were to encamp behind the tabernacle
Levites from the midst of the sons of westward.
Israel in the place of every first-born 24 The ruler of the fathers' house of
opening a womb from the sons of the Gershonites was Eliasaph the son
Israel; and the Levites have become of Lael.
Mine. 25 And the duty of the sons of
13 For every first-born is Mine, Gershon in the tabernacle of the
from the day I struck every first-born congregation was the tabernacle, and
in the land of Egypt, I have set apart to the tent, and its coverings, and the veil
Myself every first-born in Israel, from at the door of the tabernacle of the
men to animal. They are Mine. I am congregation;
Yahweh. 26 and the hangings of the court,
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which is by the tabernacle and by the and its sockets, and all its vessels, and
altar all around, and its cords, to all its all its service;
service. 37 and the pillars of the court all
27 And of Kohath was the family of around, and their sockets, and their
the Amramites, and the family of the pins, and their cords.
Izeharites and the family of the 38 And those that were to encamp
Hebronites, and the family of the before the tabernacle eastward, before
Uzzielites. These were the families of the tabernacle of the congregation,
the Kohathites. toward the sun rising, were Moses,
28 In number, all the males, from a and Aaron, and his sons, keeping the
son of a month and upward were eight charge of the sanctuary, and the
thousand and six hundred, keepers of charge of the sons of Israel. And the
the charge of the sanctuary. stranger who goes near shall die.
29 The families of the sons of 39 All numbered of the Levites,
Kohath were to encamp on the side of whom Moses and Aaron numbered at
the tabernacle southward; the mouth of Yahweh, by their
30 The ruler of the fathers' house of families, all the males from a son of a
the families of the Kohathites being month and upward were twenty two
Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. thousand.
31 And their charge was the ark, 40 And Yahweh said to Moses,
and the table, and the lampstand, and Number every first-born male of the
the altars, and the vessels of the sons of Israel from a son of a month
sanctuary with which they minister, and upward, and take the number of
and the veil, and all its service. their names.
32 Eleazar the son of Aaron the 41 And you shall take the Levites for
priest was ruler over the rulers of the Me, I am Yahweh, instead of every
Levites, and had the oversight of those first-born among the sons of Israel;
that keep the charge of the sanctuary. and the cattle of the Levites instead of
33 Of Merari was the family of the every firstling among the livestock of
Mahlites and the family of the the sons of Israel.
Mushites. These were the families of 42 And Moses numbered as
Merari. Yahweh commanded him, all the first-
34 And those numbered of them, born among the sons of Israel.
according to the number of all the 43 And all the first-born males
males, from a son of a month and according to the number of names,
upward were six thousand and two from a son of a month and upward, of
hundred. those numbered of them were twenty
35 The ruler of the fathers' house of two thousand, two hundred and
the families of Merari was Zuriel the seventy three.
son of Abihail. They were to encamp 44 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
on the side of the tabernacle saying,
northward. 45 Take the Levites instead of all
36 The appointed duty of the sons the first-born among the sons of
of Merari being the boards of the Israel, and the cattle of the Levites
tabernacle and its bars, and its pillars, instead of their cattle. And the Levites
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Yahweh. 6 And he shall put a covering of


46 And from those redeemed of the dugong skins on it, and shall spread a
two hundred and seventy three who garment entirely of blue on top, and
are more than the Levites, of the first- shall put in its staves.
born of the sons of Israel, 7 And they shall spread a blue cloth
47 you shall even take five shekels on the table of the showbread, and
apiece, by the head; you shall take by shall put its dishes, and the spoons,
the shekel of the sanctuary; twenty and the bowls, and the cups of the
gerahs to the shekel. drink offering, and the continual bread
48 And you shall give the silver to on it.
Aaron, and to his sons, of the 8 And they shall spread a cloth of
redeemed over and above among scarlet over them, and shall cover it
them. with a covering of dugong skin, and
49 And Moses shall take the shall put in its staves.
redemption silver from those that are 9 And he shall take a blue cloth and
over and above those that were shall cover the menorah of the lamp,
redeemed by the Levites, and its lights, and its tongs, and its
50 from the first-born of the sons of firepans, and all its oil vessels with
Israel he shall take the silver, a which they minister to it.
thousand, three hundred and sixty five 10 And they shall put it and all its
by the sanctuary shekel. vessels into a covering of dugong skin,
51 And Moses shall give the silver of and shall put it on the bar.
those redeemed to Aaron and to his 11 And they shall spread a blue cloth
sons, according to Yahweh's on the golden altar, and shall cover it
command, as Yahweh has commanded with a covering of dugong skin, and
Moses. shall put in its staves.
Chapter 4 12 And they shall take all the vessels
of ministry with which they minister in
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and the sanctuary, and shall put them into
to Aaron, saying, a blue cloth, and shall cover them with
2 Lift the heads of the sons of a covering of dugong skin, and shall
Kohath from among the sons of Levi, put them on the bar.
by their families, by their fathers' 13 And they shall remove the ashes
houses, of the altar, and shall spread over it a
3 from a son of thirty years and purple cloth;
upward, even until fifty years old, all 14 and shall put on it all its vessels
that enter upon the service, to do work with which they minister around it,
in the tent of meeting. the firepans, the hooks, and the
4 This shall be the service of the shovels, and the bowls, all the vessels
sons of Kohath in the tent of the of the altar. And they shall spread a
congregation, the Holy of Holies. covering of dugong skin on it, and
5 Aaron and his sons shall come shall put in its staves.
in, when the camp pulls out, and shall 15 And when Aaron and his sons
take down the veil of the hanging, and have finished covering the sanctuary,
shall cover the ark of the testimony and all the sanctuary vessels as the
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the sons of Kohath shall come to bear. 26 and the hangings of the court,
And they shall not touch the holy and the hanging for the door of the
thing, that they may not die. These are gate of the court by the tabernacle and
the burden of the sons of Kohath in by the altar all around, and their
the tent of meeting. cords, and all the vessels of their
16 And the oversight of Eleazar the service, and whatever there may be to
son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil do with them; in this they shall serve.
of the lamp, and the sweet incense, 27 At the mouth of Aaron, and of
and the continual food offering, and his sons shall be all the service of the
the anointing oil. He shall oversee all sons of the Gershonites, and all their
the tabernacle, and all that is in it, in burden, and all their service. And you
the sanctuary, and its furniture. shall lay a charge on them concerning
17 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and the duty of all their burden.
to Aaron, saying, 28 This is the service of the families
18 Do not cut off the tribe of the of the sons of the Gershonites in the
families of the Kohathites from among tabernacle of the congregation; and
the Levites. their charge is under the hand of
19 But do this to them, and they Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest.
shall live and not die as they draw near 29 You shall number the sons of
the Holy of Holies. Aaron and his sons Merari by their families, by their
shall go in, and shall appoint them fathers' house,
each man to his service, and to his 30 from a son of thirty years and
burden. upward, even to a son of fifty years you
20 And they shall not go in to see shall number them, everyone who is
when the holy thing is covered, that going into the service, to do the work
they may not die. of the tabernacle of the congregation.
21 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 31 And this is the charge of their
saying, burden, according to all their service
22 Lift the heads of the sons of in the tabernacle of the congregation:
Gershon also, by their fathers' house, the boards of the tabernacle, and its
by their families, bars and its pillars and its sockets,
23 from a son of thirty years and 32 and the pillars of the court all
upward, you shall number them, until around, and their sockets, and their
a son of fifty years, all that enter to pins, and their cords, of all their
wait on the service, to serve in the vessels, and of all their service. And
tabernacle of the congregation. you shall number the vessels of the
24 This is the service of the families charge of their burden by name.
of the Gershonites in serving and in 33 This is the service of the families
bearing burdens. of the sons of Merari, for all their
25 They shall bear the curtains of service, in the tabernacle of the
the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of congregation, by the hand of Ithamar,
the congregation, its covering, and the son of Aaron the priest.
covering of dugong skins that is on its 34 And Moses and Aaron and the
top, and the hanging for the door of ruler of the congregation numbered
the tabernacle of the congregation; the sons of the Kohathites by their
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35 from a son of thirty years and whom Moses and Aaron numbered by
upward, even to a son of fifty years, the mouth of Yahweh, by Moses' hand.
everyone who is going into the service, 46 All those numbered, whom
for work in the tabernacle of the Moses and Aaron and the rulers of
congregation. Israel numbered, of the Levites, by
36 Their numbered ones, by their their families, and by their fathers'
families, were two thousand, seven house,
hundred and fifty. 47 from a son of thirty years and
37 These were those numbered of upward, even to a son of fifty years,
the families of the Kohathites, everyone who is going in to do the
everyone who is serving in the work of the service, even the service of
tabernacle of the congregation, whom burden in the tabernacle of the
Moses and Aaron numbered by the congregation,
mouth of Yahweh, by the hand of 48 even their numbered ones were
Moses. eight thousand, five hundred and
38 And those numbered of the sons eighty;
of Gershon, by their families, and by 49 he numbered them by the mouth
their fathers' house, of Yahweh, by the hand of Moses, each
39 from a son of thirty years and man according to his service, and
upward, even to a son of fifty years, according to his burden, even they
and everyone who is going into the were numbered by him, as Yahweh
service, for work in the tabernacle commanded Moses.
of the congregation,
40 even those numbered of them, Chapter 5
by their families, by their father's
house were two thousand, six hundred 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
and thirty. saying,
41 These were those numbered of 2 Command the sons of Israel, and
the families of Gershon, everyone who they shall send every leper out of the
is serving in the tent of meeting, whom camp, and everyone with an issue, and
Moses and Aaron numbered at the everyone defiled by a dead body.
mouth of Yahweh. 3 You shall send out from male and
42 And those numbered of the female. You shall send them to the
families of the sons of Merari, by their outside of the camp. And they shall
families, by their fathers' house, not defile their camps in the midst of
43 from a son of thirty years and which I dwell.
upward, even to a son of fifty years, 4 And the sons of Israel did so, and
everyone who is going into the service, put them outside the camp. As Yahweh
for work in the tabernacle of the spoke to Moses, so the sons of Israel
congregation, did.
44 even their numbered ones by 5 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
their families were three thousand and saying,
two hundred. 6 Speak to the sons of Israel, man or
45 These were those numbered of woman, when they commit any of the
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against Yahweh, and that person is memorial, bringing iniquity to


guilty, remembrance.
7 then they shall confess their sin 16 And the priest shall bring her
which they have done. And he shall near, and shall cause her to stand
make restitution for his guilt in full, before Yahweh.
and add its fifth to it, and shall give it 17 And the priest shall take holy
to him against whom he has been water in an earthen vessel. And the
guilty. priest shall take of the dust which is on
8 And if a man has no kinsman to the tabernacle floor, and shall put it
whom the guilt may be restored, the into the water.
guilt which is restored shall be 18 And the priest shall cause the
Yahweh's, a priest's, besides the ram of woman to stand before Yahweh, and
the atonement by which he makes shall make bare the woman's head,
atonement for him. and shall give into her hand the food
9 And every heave offering of all the offering of memorial; it is a food
holy things of the sons of Israel which offering of jealousy; and in the priest's
they bring to the priest shall be his. hand shall be the bitter waters which
10 And any man's dedicated things cause the curse.
shall become his, that which any man 19 And the priest shall cause her to
gives to the priest becomes his. swear and shall say to the woman, If
11 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, no man has lain with you, and if you
saying, have not turned aside to impurity
12 Speak to the sons of Israel, and under your husband, be free from
you shall say to them, When any man's these bitter waters which cause the
wife goes astray, and has committed a curse.
trespass against him, 20 And you, if you have turned
13 and a man lies with her with aside under your husband, and if you
semen, and it has been hidden from have been defiled, and any man
her husband's eyes, and is kept besides your husband has given his
hidden, and she is defiled, and there is semen to you,
no other witness against her, and she 21 then the priest shall cause the
has not been caught; woman to swear with an oath of
14 and a spirit of jealousy has cursing, and the priest shall say to the
passed over him, and he has become woman: Yahweh shall make you a
jealous of his wife, and she has been curse and an oath among your people,
defiled. Or, a spirit of jealousy has when Yahweh makes your thigh to fall
passed over him, and he has become away, and your belly to swell.
jealous of his wife, and she has not 22 And these waters which cause
become defiled: the curse shall go into your bowels to
15 then the man shall bring his wife cause the belly to swell, and the thigh
in to the priest, and he shall bring in to fall. And the woman shall say,
her offering for her, a tenth of an Amen, amen.
ephah of barley meal. He shall not 23 And the priest shall write these
pour oil on it, nor shall he put curses in a book, and shall blot them
frankincense on it, for it is a food with the bitter waters.
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drink the bitter waters which cause Nazarite to be separated to Yahweh:


the curse. And the waters which cause 3 He shall separate from wine and
the curse shall enter into her for bitter fermented drink; he shall not drink
things. vinegar of wine or vinegar of
25 And the priest shall take the food fermented drink; he shall not drink
offering of jealousy out of the woman's any juice of the grapes; and he shall
hand, and shall wave the food offering not eat dry or moist grapes.
before Yahweh, and shall bring it near 4 All the days of his separation he
to the altar. shall not eat from all that is made of
26 And the priest shall take a the vine, from pressed grapes, even to
handful of the food offering, its the stem.
memorial, and shall burn it as incense 5 All the days of the vow of his
on the altar. And afterward he shall separation, a razor shall not pass over
cause the woman to drink the water. his head; he shall be holy until all the
27 And when he shall cause her to days are fulfilled which he has
drink the water, then it shall be, if she separated to Yahweh. He shall allow
has been defiled and has committed a the locks of the hair of his head to
trespass against her husband, the grow long.
waters which cause the curse shall go 6 All the days of his separation to
into her for bitter things; and her belly Yahweh he shall not go near a dead
shall swell, and her thigh shall fall person.
away, and the woman shall become a 7 He shall not make himself unclean
curse in the midst of her people. for his father, or for his mother, or for
28 And if the woman has not been his brother, or for his sister, at their
defiled, and is pure, then she shall be death; because his separation to his
clean and shall conceive seed. Elohim is on his head.
29 This is the law of jealousies 8 All the days of his separation he
when a wife turns aside under her shall be holy to Yahweh.
husband, and has been defiled; 9 And if any man dies very suddenly
30 or when a spirit of jealousy beside him, and he defiles his
passes over a man, and he has become consecrated head, then he shall shave
jealous of his wife, then he shall cause his head on the day of his cleansing,
the woman to stand before Yahweh, on the seventh day he shall shave it.
and the priest shall do to her all this 10 And on the eighth day he shall
law; bring two turtledoves or two young
31 and the man shall be clean from pigeons to the priest, to the door of the
sin, and the woman shall bear her tent of meeting.
iniquity. 11 And the priest shall prepare one
for a sin offering, and one for a burnt
Chapter 6 offering, and shall atone for him,
because he sinned by reason of the
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, dead body. And he shall dedicate his
saying, head on that day.
2 Speak to the sons of Israel and 12 And he shall separate to Yahweh
you shall say to them, When a man or the days of his consecration, and shall
a woman shall vow a vow, the vow of a bring a he lamb of the first year for a

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guilt offering. But the former days 21 This is the law of the Nazarite
shall be void, for his separation was who vows his offering to Yahweh for
defiled. his separation, besides that which his
13 And this is the law of the hand may get. According to his vow
Nazarite: when the days of his which he vows, so he shall do by the
separation are fulfilled, bring him in to law of his separation.
the door of the tent of meeting, 22 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
14 and he shall offer his offering to saying,
Yahweh, one he lamb of the first year, 23 Speak to Aaron and to his sons,
without blemish, for a burnt offering; saying, In this way you shall bless the
and one she lamb, a yearling, without sons of Israel, saying to them:
blemish, for a sin offering; and one 24 Yahweh bless you and keep you;
ram, without blemish, for a peace 25 Yahweh cause His face to shine
offering; on you, and be gracious to you;
15 and a basket of unleavened cakes 26 Yahweh lift up His face to you,
of flour, cakes mixed with oil, and and give you peace.
unleavened wafers anointed with oil, 27 So they shall put My name on the
and their food offering, and their drink sons of Israel, and I Myself will bless
offerings. them.
16 And the priest shall bring them
before Yahweh, and shall offer his sin Chapter 7
offering and his burnt offering.
17 And he shall offer the ram for a 1 And it happened on the day that
sacrifice of peace offering to Yahweh, Moses finished setting up the
with the basket of unleavened cakes. tabernacle, he anointed it, and
And the priest shall offer its food sanctified it, and all its vessels, and the
offering and its drink offering. altar and all its vessels. And he
18 And the Nazarite shall shave the anointed them and sanctified them.
head of his separation at the door of 2 And the rulers of Israel, the chiefs
the tent of meeting and shall take the of their fathers' houses offered. These
hair of the head of his separation and were the rulers of the tribes, these
shall put it on the fire which is under were they that stood over the
the sacrifice of the peace offering. numbered ones.
19 And the priest shall take the 3 And they brought their offerings
boiled shoulder from the ram, and one before Yahweh, six covered wagons
unleavened cake out of the basket, and and twelve oxen; a wagon for every
one unleavened wafer, and shall put two of the rulers, for each one an ox.
them on the hands of the Nazarite And they presented them before the
after he has shaved his separation. tabernacle.
20 And the priest shall wave them, 4 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
a wave offering before Yahweh. It is saying,
holy to the priest, besides the breast of 5 Take it from them, that they may
the wave offering, and besides the leg be used to do the service of the
of the heave offering. And afterward tabernacle of the congregation. And
the Nazarite shall drink wine. you shall give them to the Levites, to
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6 And Moses took the wagons and 19 he brought for his offering: one
the oxen and gave them to the Levites. silver dish, its weight a hundred and
7 He gave two wagons and four oxen thirty, one silver basin of seventy
to the sons of Gershon, according to shekels according to the sanctuary
their service. shekel, both of them full of flour mixed
8 And he gave four wagons and with oil for a food offering,
eight oxen to the sons of Merari, 20 one golden pan of ten shekels
according to their service under full of incense;
Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest. 21 one young bull, one ram, one he-
9 But he did not give any to the sons lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt
of Kohath, because the service of the offering;
holy things belonged to them. They 22 one male of the goats for a sin
bore them on their shoulders. offering;
10 And the rulers brought the 23 and for the sacrifice of the peace
dedication offering of the altar in the offering, two oxen, five rams, five he
day it was anointed. And the rulers goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year.
brought near their offering before the This was the offering of Nethaneel the
altar. son of Zuar.
11 And Yahweh said to Moses, They 24 On the third day Eliab the son of
shall present their offering, one to the Helon ruler of the sons of
day, one ruler to the day, for the Zebulun:
dedication of the altar. 25 his offering: one silver dish, its
12 And he who brought his offering weight a hundred and thirty, one silver
the first day was Nahshon the son of basin of seventy shekels according to
Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah; the sanctuary shekel, both of them full
13 his offering: one silver dish, its of flour mixed with oil for a food
weight a hundred and thirty, one silver offering;
basin of seventy shekels according to 26 one golden pan of ten shekels
the sanctuary shekel, both of them full full of incense;
of flour mixed with oil for a food 27 one young bull, one ram, one he-
offering; lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt
14 one golden pan of ten shekels full offering;
of incense; 28 one male of the goats for a sin
15 one young bull, one ram, one he- offering;
lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt 29 and for the sacrifice of the peace
offering; offering, two oxen, five rams, five he
16 one male of the goats for a sin goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year.
offering; This was the offering of Eliab the son
17 and for the sacrifice of the peace of Helon.
offering, two oxen, five rams, five he- 30 On the fourth day Elizur the son
goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year. of Shedeur, the ruler of the sons of
This was the offering of Nahshon the Reuben offered.
son of Amminadab. 31 His offering: one silver dish, its
18 In the second day Nethaneel the weight a hundred and thirty, one silver
son of Zuar, ruler of Issachar, offered; basin of seventy shekels according to
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of flour mixed with oil for a food 45 one young bull, one ram, one he-
offering; lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt
32 one golden pan of ten shekels offering;
full of incense; 46 one male of the goats for a sin
33 one young bull, one ram, one he- offering;
lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt 47 and for the sacrifice of the peace
offering; offering, two oxen, five rams, five he
34 one male of the goats for a sin goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year.
offering; This was the offering of Eliasaph the
35 and for the sacrifice of the peace son of Deuel.
offering, two oxen, five rams, five he 48 On the seventh day Elishama the
goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year. son of Ammihud, ruler of the sons of
This was the offering of Elizur the son Ephraim offered;
of Shedeur. 49 his offering: one silver dish, its
36 On the fifth day Shelumiel the weight a hundred and thirty, one silver
son of Zurishaddai, ruler of the sons of basin of seventy shekels according to
Simeon: the sanctuary shekel, both of them full
37 his offering: one silver dish, of flour mixed with oil for a food
its weight a hundred and thirty, one offering;
silver basin of seventy shekels 50 one golden pan of ten shekels
according to the sanctuary shekel, full of incense;
both of them full of flour mixed with 51 one young bull, one ram, one he-
oil for a food offering; lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt
38 one golden pan of ten shekels offering;
full of incense; 52 one male of the goats for a sin
39 one young bull, one ram, one he- offering;
lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt 53 and for the sacrifice of the peace
offering; offering, two oxen, five rams, five he
40 one male of the goats for a sin goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year.
offering; This was the offering of Elishama, the
41 and for the sacrifice of the peace son of Ammihud.
offering, two oxen, five rams, five he 54 On the eighth day Gamaliel the
goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year. son of Pedahzur, ruler of the sons of
This was the offering of Shelumiel the Manasseh offered;
son of Zurishaddai. 55 his offering was one silver dish,
42 On the sixth day Eliasaph the its weight a hundred and thirty, one
son of Deuel, ruler of the sons of Gad: silver basin of seventy shekels
43 his offering was one silver dish, according to the sanctuary shekel,
its weight a hundred and thirty, one both of them full of flour mixed with
silver basin of seventy shekels oil for a food offering;
according to the sanctuary shekel, 56 one golden pan of ten shekels
both of them full of flour mixed with full of incense;
oil for a food offering; 57 one young bull, one ram, one he-
44 one golden pan of ten shekels lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt
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58 one male of the goats for a sin goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year.
offering; This was the offering of Ahiezer the
59 and for the sacrifice of the peace son of Ammishaddai.
offering, two oxen, five rams, five he 72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the
goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year. son of Ocran, ruler of the sons of
This was the offering of Gamaliel the Asher offered;
son of Pedahzur. 73 his offering: one silver dish, its
60 On the ninth day Abidan the son weight a hundred and thirty, one silver
of Gideoni, ruler of the sons of basin of seventy shekels according to
Benjamin offered; the sanctuary shekel, both of them full
61 his offering was one silver dish, of flour mixed with oil for a food
its weight a hundred and thirty, one offering;
silver basin of seventy shekels 74 one golden pan of ten shekels
according to the sanctuary shekel, full of incense;
both of them full of flour 75 one young bull, one ram, one he-
mixed with oil for a food offering; lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt
62 one golden pan of ten shekels offering;
full of incense; 76 one male of the goats for a sin
63 one young bull, one ram, one he- offering;
lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt 77 and for the sacrifice of the peace
offering; offering, two oxen, five rams, five he
64 one male of the goats for a sin goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year.
offering; This was the offering of Pagiel the son
65 and for the sacrifice of the peace of Ocran.
offering, two oxen, five rams, five he 78 On the twelfth day Ahira the son
goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year. of Enan, ruler of the sons of Naphtali
This was the offering of Abidan the offered;
son of Gideoni. 79 his offering: one silver dish, its
66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the son weight a hundred and thirty, one silver
of Ammishaddai, ruler of the sons of basin of seventy shekels according to
Dan offered; the sanctuary shekel, both of them full
67 his offering: one silver dish, its of flour mixed with oil for a food
weight a hundred and thirty, one silver offering;
basin of seventy shekels according to 80 one golden pan of ten shekels
the sanctuary shekel, both of them full full of incense;
of flour mixed with oil for a food 81 one young bull, one ram, one he-
offering; lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt
68 one golden pan of ten shekels offering;
full of incense; 82 one male of the goats for a sin
69 one young bull, one ram, one he- offering;
lamb, the son of a year, for a burnt 83 and for the sacrifice of the peace
offering; offering, two oxen, five rams, five he
70 one male of the goats for a sin goats, five he-lambs, sons of a year.
offering; This was the offering of Ahira the son
71 and for the sacrifice of the peace of Enan.
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84 This was the dedication of the its base, and to its flowers; it was
altar, in the day when it was anointed, hammered work, according to the
at the hand of the rulers of Israel: pattern which Yahweh caused Moses
twelve silver dishes, twelve silver to see. So he made the menorah.
basins, twelve golden pans; 5 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
85 each silver dish a hundred and saying,
thirty in weight, and each basin 6 Take the Levites from among the
seventy; all the silver of the vessels sons of Israel and cleanse them.
was two thousand and four hundred 7 And thus you will do to them to
shekels by the sanctuary shekel; cleanse them: sprinkle water of sin
86 twelve golden pans full of offering on them. And they shall make
incense, ten to this and ten to that pan, a razor pass over all their flesh and
according to the sanctuary shekel; all wash their garments and cleanse
the gold of the pans was a hundred themselves.
and twenty. 8 And they shall take a bull, a son of
87 All the animals for the burnt the herd, and its food offering, flour
offering, twelve bulls, twelve rams, mixed with oil, and a second bull, a
twelve yearling he lambs, and their son of the herd, you shall take for a sin
food offering; and the twelve males of offering.
the goats for a sin offering; 9 And you shall bring the Levites
88 and all the animals for the near before the tent of meeting. And
sacrifice of the peace offering, twenty you shall assemble all the company of
four bulls, sixty rams, sixty he goats, the sons of Israel.
sixty he-lambs, sons of a year. This 10 And you shall bring the Levites
was the dedication of the altar after it before Yahweh; and the sons of Israel
was anointed. shall lay their hands on the Levites.
89 And when Moses went into the 11 And Aaron shall wave the Levites
tent of meeting to speak with Him, he as a wave offering before Yahweh,
heard the voice speaking to him from from the sons of Israel, that they may
the mercy-seat which is on the ark of serve at the service of Yahweh.
the testimony, from between the two 12 And the Levites shall lay their
cherubs; and He spoke to him. hands on the head of the bulls. And
you shall offer the one for a sin
Chapter 8 offering, and one a burnt offering to
Yahweh, to atone for the Levites.
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 13 And you shall cause the Levites
saying, to stand before Aaron and before his
2 Speak to Aaron and say to him, sons, and shall wave them as a wave
When you go up with the lamps, the offering to Yahweh.
seven lamps shall give light in the 14 And you shall separate the
front of the menorah. Levites from the midst of the sons of
3 And Aaron did so. He went up Israel, and the Levites shall become
with its lamps in front of the menorah, Mine.
as Yahweh commanded Moses. 15 And afterward the Levites shall
4 And this was the work of the come in to serve in the tent of
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meeting; and you shall cleanse them, 24 This is that which pertains to the
and shall wave them, a wave Levites: from twenty five years old and
offering. upward he shall go in to do the service
16 For they are wholly given to Me and the works of the tabernacle of the
from among the sons of Israel; instead congregation.
of the one who opens any womb, the 25 And from a son of fifty years they
first-born of all, from the sons of shall return from the service of the
Israel. I have taken them to Myself. work, and shall not serve any more.
17 For every first-born among the 26 But he shall serve with his
sons of Israel among man and among brothers in the tent of meeting, to
animal, is Mine. I set them apart for keep the charge; only he shall not
Myself in the day I smote every first- serve at a service. So you shall do to
born in the land of Egypt. the Levites concerning their charge.
18 And I take the Levites instead of
every first-born among the sons of Chapter 9
Israel.
19 And I have given the Levites as 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses in the
given to Aaron and to his sons from wilderness of Sinai, in the first month
the midst of the sons of Israel to serve of the second year after they had come
in the service of the sons of Israel in out of the land of Egypt, saying,
the tabernacle of the congregation, 2 Also the sons of Israel shall
and to atone for the sons of Israel, and prepare the Passover in its appointed
there shall not be a plague among the season.
sons of Israel to the sons of Israel by 3 In the fourteenth day of this
coming near to the sanctuary. month, between the evenings, you
20 And Moses and Aaron, and all shall prepare it according to all its
the congregation of the sons of Israel, statutes, and according to all its
did to the Levites according to all that ordinances.
Yahweh had commanded Moses 4 And Moses spoke to the sons of
concerning the Levites; so the sons of Israel to prepare the Passover.
Israel did to them. 5 And they prepared the Passover in
21 And the Levites cleansed the first month on the fourteenth day
themselves, and washed their of the month, between the evenings, in
garments. And Aaron waved them as a the wilderness of Sinai, according to
wave offering before Yahweh; and all that Yahweh had commanded
Aaron atoned for them, to cleanse Moses, so the sons of Israel did.
them. 6 And there were men who had
22 And afterward the Levites went been defiled by the body of a man, and
in to do their service in the tent of they had not been able to prepare the
meeting, before Aaron and before his Passover on that day. And they came
sons; as Yahweh commanded Moses near before Moses, and before Aaron
concerning the Levites, so they did to on that day.
them. 7 And those men said to him, We
23 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, are defiled by the body of a man. Why
saying, are we restrained so as not to be able
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appointed season, in the midst of the 17 And whenever the cloud was
sons of Israel? taken up from over the tabernacle,
8 And Moses said to them, You then after that the sons of Israel pulled
stand by, so that I may hear what up stakes; and in the place where the
Yahweh will command concerning cloud abode, there the sons of Israel
you. encamped.
9 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 18 By the mouth of Yahweh the sons
saying, of Israel pulled up stakes; and by the
10 Speak to the sons of Israel, mouth of Yahweh they encamped. All
saying, If any man of you or of your the days that the cloud remained over
generations shall be unclean by reason the tabernacle, they remained in
of a body, or be in a distant journey, camp.
yet he shall keep the Passover to 19 And when the cloud tarried over
Yahweh. the tabernacle many days, then the
11 In the second month, on the sons of Israel kept the charge of
fourteenth day between the evenings, Yahweh, and did not pull up stakes.
they shall keep it; they shall eat it with 20 And when the cloud was over the
unleavened bread and bitter herbs; tabernacle many days, by the mouth of
12 they shall leave none of it until Yahweh they encamped, and by the
morning, nor break a bone of it. mouth of Yahweh they pulled up
According to all the statutes of the stakes.
Passover, they shall keep it. 21 And so when the cloud was there
13 But the man that is clean, and is from evening until morning, when the
not on a journey, and has failed to cloud was taken up in the morning,
prepare the Passover, even that person then they pulled up stakes. Whether
shall be cut off from his people, by day or by night, when the cloud was
because he did not bring the offering taken up, then they pulled up stakes.
of Yahweh in its appointed season, 22 Whether two days, or a month,
that man shall bear his sin. or days, when the cloud tarried over
14 And if an alien shall reside with the tabernacle, to remain over it, the
you, and desires to keep the Passover sons of Israel remained in camp, and
to Yahweh; he shall do according to did not pull up stakes. And when it
the statute of the Passover, and was lifted up, they pulled up stakes.
according to its ordinance. You shall 23 By the mouth of Yahweh they
have one statute, both for the alien encamped, and by the mouth of
and for the native of the land. Yahweh they pulled up stakes. They
15 And on the day that the kept the charge of Yahweh, by the
tabernacle was reared up, the cloud mouth of Yahweh, by the hand of
covered the tabernacle, even the Moses.
tabernacle of the testimony. And at
evening there was on the tabernacle Chapter 10
the appearance of fire, until morning.
16 so it was always; the cloud 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
covered it, and the appearance of fire saying,
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hammered work, and they shall be to 12 And the sons of Israel pulled up
you for the calling of the congregation, stakes in their journeying from the
and for causing the camps to pull up wilderness of Sinai. And the cloud
stakes. stayed on it in the wilderness of Paran.
3 And when they blow with them, 13 And they pulled up stakes first at
all the congregation shall gather the mouth of Yahweh, by the hand of
themselves to you at the door of the Moses.
tent of meeting. 14 And in the front, the standard of
4 And if they blow with one, then the camp of the sons of Judah pulled
the rulers, the heads of the thousands up stakes, by their armies. And over its
of Israel, shall assemble to you. army was Nahshon the son of
5 And when you blow an alarm, the Amminadab.
camps that lie on the east side shall 15 And over the army of the tribe of
then pull up stakes. the sons of Issachar was Nethaneel the
6 And when you blow an alarm the son of Zuar.
second time, the camps that lie on the 16 And over the army of the tribe of
south side shall pull up stakes; they the sons of Zebulun was Eliab the son
shall blow an alarm for their journeys. of Helon.
7 But when the assembly is 17 And the tabernacle was taken
gathered, you shall blow, but you shall down, and the sons of Gershon and the
not sound an alarm. sons of Merari pulled up stakes,
8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, bearing the tabernacle.
shall blow with the trumpets. And they 18 And the standard of the camp of
shall be to you for a never ending Reuben pulled up stakes, by their
statute throughout your generations. armies. And over its army was Elizur
9 And when you go into battle in the son of Shedeur.
your land against the foe distressing 19 And over the army of the tribe of
you, then you shall blow with the the sons of Simeon, Shelumiel son of
trumpets, and you shall be Zurishaddai.
remembered before Yahweh your 20 And over the army of the tribe of
Elohim. And you shall be saved from the sons of Gad was Eliasaph son of
your enemies. Deuel.
10 And in the day of your gladness, 21 And the Kohathites pulled up
and in your appointed times, and in stakes, bearing the sanctuary. And
your new moons, you shall blow the others set up the tabernacle while they
trumpets over your burnt offerings, came.
and over the sacrifices of your peace 22 And the standard of the camp of
offerings. And they shall be to you for the sons of Ephraim pulled up stakes,
a memorial before your Elohim. I am by their armies. And over its army was
Yahweh your Elohim. Elishama the son of Ammihud.
11 And it happened in the second 23 And over the army of the tribe of
year, in the second month, in the the sons of Manasseh was Gamaliel
twentieth of the month, the cloud went the son of Pedahzur.
up from off the tabernacle of the 24 And over the army of the tribe of
testimony. the sons of Benjamin was Abidan the
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25 And the standard of the camp of scattered, and those hating You shall
the sons of Dan pulled up stakes, to flee from Your presence.
the rear of all the camps, by their 36 And when it rested, he said,
armies. And over its army was Ahiezer Return, O Yahweh, to the myriads of
the son of Ammishaddai. the thousands of Israel.
26 And over the army of the tribe of
the sons of Asher was Pagiel the son of Chapter 11
Ocran.
27 And over the army of the tribe of 1 And the people were evil, as those
the sons of Naphtali was Ahira the son complaining in the ears of Yahweh.
of Enan. And Yahweh heard, and His anger
28 These were the journeyings of glowed, and the fire of Yahweh burned
the sons of Israel according to their among them and devoured in the
armies. And they pulled up stakes. extreme edge of the camp.
29 And Moses said to Hobab the 2 And the people cried to Moses,
son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' and Moses prayed to Yahweh, and the
father in law, We are pulling up stakes fire was quenched.
to go to the place of which Yahweh has 3 And he called the name of that
said, I will give it to you. Go with us, place Taberah, because the fire of
and we will do good to you; for Yahweh burned among them.
Yahweh has spoken good concerning 4 And the mixed multitude among
Israel. them lusted with a great lust; and the
30 And he said to him, I shall not sons of Israel also turned back and
go, but I shall go to my land and to my wept, and said, Who shall cause us to
kindred. eat flesh?
31 And he said, Please do not 5 We remember the fish that we ate
forsake us, because you know as to in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers,
how we encamp in the wilderness, and and the melons, and the leeks, and the
you shall be to us for eyes. onions, and the garlic;
32 And it shall be when you go with 6 and now our soul withers. There is
us; yea, it shall be that what good nothing except this manna before our
Yahweh shall do to us, we shall do eyes.
good to you. 7 And the manna was like coriander
33 And they pulled up stakes from seed, and its appearance like the look
the mount of Yahweh three days' of bdellium resin gum.
journey. And the ark of the covenant of 8 And the people went around and
Yahweh pulled out before them, three gathered it, and ground it in mills, or
days' journey, to seek out a resting beat it in mortars, and boiled it in a
place for them. pan, and made it into cakes. And its
34 And the cloud of Yahweh was on taste was like the taste of fresh oil.
them by day as they pulled up stakes 9 And when the dew came down on
from the camp. the camp by night, the manna came
35 And it happened when the ark down on it.
pulled out, Moses said, Rise, O 10 And Moses heard the people
Yahweh, and Your enemies shall be weeping by its families, each at the
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Yahweh glowed exceedingly, and in 19 You shall not eat one day, nor
the eyes of Moses it was evil. two days, nor five days, nor ten days,
11 And Moses said to Yahweh, Why nor twenty days;
have You done evil to Your servant; 20 but to a month of days, until it
and why have I not found grace in comes out of your nostrils, and it shall
Your eyes to put the burden of all this become to you a loathsome thing;
people on me? because you have despised Yahweh,
12 I, have I conceived all this who is in your midst, and weep before
people? I, have I begotten it, that You Him, saying, Why is it that we have
say to me, Carry it in your bosom as come out of Egypt?
the foster father bears the suckling, to 21 And Moses said, The people in
the land which You have sworn to its whose midst I am are six hundred
fathers? thousand footmen; and You, You have
13 Where shall I get flesh to give to said, I shall give flesh to them, and
all this people? For they weep to me, they shall eat a month of days.
saying, Give to us flesh that we may 22 Shall flock and herd be
eat. slaughtered for them, so one may find
14 I am not able, I alone, to bear all for them? Are all the fish in the sea to
this people, for it is too heavy for me; be gathered for them, that one may
15 and if You deal thus with me, find for them?
please quickly kill me, if I have found 23 And Yahweh said to Moses, Is
grace in Your eyes, and let me not look the hand of Yahweh shortened? Now
on my evil. you shall see whether My Word shall
16 And Yahweh said to Moses, come to pass to you or not.
Assemble to Me seventy men of the 24 And Moses went out and spoke
elders of Israel, whom you have known to the people the words of Yahweh and
that they are elders of the people, and gathered seventy men of the elders of
its officers. And you shall take them to the people, and caused them to stand
the tent of the congregation; and they around the tabernacle.
shall line up themselves there with 25 And Yahweh came down in the
you. cloud and spoke to him, and set apart
17 And I shall come down and speak of the spirit which was on him, and
with you there; and I will take of the put it on the seventy men of the elders.
spirit which is upon you, and will put And it happened, as the spirit rested
it on them; and they will bear the on them, that they prophesied, but
burden of the people with you, that they did not continue.
you may not bear it yourself alone. 26 And two of the men were left in
18 And you shall say to the people, the camp, the name of the one being
Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, and Eldad, and the name of the second
you shall eat flesh. For you have wept Medad; and the spirit rested on them,
in the ears of Yahweh, saying, Who and they were among those written,
shall give us flesh, for we had good in but did not go out to the tabernacle.
Egypt? And Yahweh shall give flesh to And they prophesied in the camp.
you, and you shall eat. 27 And a young man ran and told
Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad are
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28 And Joshua the son of Nun, 3 And the man Moses was very
minister to Moses, of his young men, depressed, more than any man who
answered and said, My master Moses, was on the face of the earth.
stop them. 4 And Yahweh said suddenly to
29 And Moses said to him, Are you Moses, and to Aaron, and to Miriam,
jealous for my sake? Oh that all You three come out to the tent of the
Yahweh's people were prophets, that meeting. And the three of them came
Yahweh would put His Spirit on them! out.
30 And Moses withdrew into the 5 And Yahweh came down in the
camp, he and the elders of Israel. pillar of the cloud and stood at the
31 And a wind went forth from tabernacle door, and called Aaron and
Yahweh and cut off quails from the Miriam. And both of them came out.
sea, and let them fall by the camp, as a 6 And He said, Now hear My words,
day's journey here, and as a day's If your prophet is of Yahweh, I will
journey there, all around the camp, make Myself seen by him in an
and about two cubits above the face of appearance; I will speak to him in a
the land. dream.
32 And the people rose up all that 7 It is not so with My servant
day, and all that night, and the day Moses! He is faithful in all My house.
after, and gathered the quails; he who 8 I speak to him mouth to mouth,
had least had gathered ten homers. and by an appearance, and not in
And they spread them out for riddles; and he looks upon the form of
themselves around the camp. Yahweh. So why have you not been
33 The flesh was yet between their afraid to speak against My servant,
teeth, it was not yet cut off, and the against Moses?
anger of Yahweh glowed among the 9 And the anger of Yahweh glowed
people. And Yahweh struck among the against them, and He left.
people with a very great plague. 10 And the cloud turned away from
34 And one called the name of that the tent. And, behold Miriam was
place, The Graves of Lust; for there leprous as snow! And Aaron turned
they buried the people who lusted. toward Miriam, and, behold, she was
35 From the Graves of Lust the leprous!
people pulled up stakes to go to 11 And Aaron said to Moses, Oh my
Hazeroth, and they remained in master, I beg you, do not lay sin upon
Hazeroth. us, by which we have done foolishly,
and by which we have sinned.
Chapter 12 12 I pray, do not let her be as one
who is dead, of whom the flesh is half
1 And Miriam and Aaron spoke consumed when he comes out of his
against Moses, because of the Cushite mother's womb.
woman whom he had taken. For he 13 And Moses cried to Yahweh,
had taken a Cushite woman. saying, O Elohim, I beg you, please
2 And they said, Has Yahweh heal her.
spoken only by Moses? Has He not 14 And Yahweh said to Moses, If
also spoken by us? And Yahweh heard. her father had but spit in her face,
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days? She shall be shut out seven days 14 of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi
at the outside of the camp, and the son of Vophsi;
afterward she shall be brought in. 15 of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son
15 And Miriam was shut out at the of Machi.
outside of the camp seven days, and 16 These were the names of the men
the people did not pull up stakes until whom Moses sent to spy out the land.
Miriam was brought in. And Moses called Oshea the son of
16 And afterward the people pulled Nun, Joshua.
up stakes from Hazeroth, and they 17 And Moses sent them to spy out
encamped in the wilderness of Paran. the land of Canaan, and said to them,
You go up this way into the Negev, and
Chapter 13 go up into the hills;
18 and you shall see the land, what
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, it is, and the people who are living on
saying, it, whether it is strong or feeble;
2 Send men for you, and they shall whether it is few or many;
spy out the land of Canaan which I am 19 and what the land is in which
giving to the sons of Israel; you shall they live, whether good or bad; and
send one man for the tribe of his what are the cities in which they live,
fathers, one man, every one a leader whether in camps or in fortresses;
among them. 20 and what the land is, whether it
3 And by the command of Yahweh is fat or lean; whether wood is in it or
Moses sent them from the wilderness not. And you shall make yourselves
of Paran they were all of them men, strong and shall take of the fruit of the
heads of the sons of Israel. land. And it was the days of the
4 And these were their names: of firstripe grapes.
the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son 21 And they went up and spied out
of Zaccur; the land, from the wilderness of
5 of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat Zin to Rehob, coming to Hamath.
the son of Hori; 22 And they went up into the
6 of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the Negev, and came to Hebron. And
son of Jephunneh; Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the sons
7 of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the of Anak, were there. And Hebron had
son of Joseph; been built seven years before Zoan in
8 of the tribe of Ephraim, Joshua Egypt.
the son of Nun; 23 And they came in to the valley of
9 of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the Eshcol, and cut down from there a
son of Raphu; branch and one cluster of grapes. And
10 of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel they carried it on a staff by two; also of
the son of Sodi; the pomegranates, and of the figs.
11 of the tribe of Joseph, of the tribe 24 That place was called the Valley
of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi; of Eshcol, because of the cluster which
12 of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the the sons of Israel cut from there.
son of Gemalli; 25 And they returned from spying
13 of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the out the land at the end of forty days.
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26 And they went and came in to 2 And all the sons of Israel
Moses and to Aaron, and to all the murmured against Moses, and against
company of the congregation of the Aaron. And all the congregation said
sons of Israel, to the wilderness of to them, Oh that we had died in the
Paran, to Kadesh. And they brought land of Egypt, or in this wilderness, oh
them and all the congregation word, that we had died!
and made them see the fruit of the 3 And why is Yahweh bringing us
land. into this land to fall by the sword? Our
27 And they reported to him and wives and our infants have become a
said, We came to the land where you prey. Is it not good for us to return to
sent us, and indeed it is flowing with Egypt?
milk and honey; and this is its fruit. 4 And they said each to his brother,
28 But the people that live in the Let us give a leader and return to
land are fierce, and the cities are Egypt.
walled up, very great. And also we 5 And Moses and Aaron fell on their
have seen the children of Anak there. faces before all the assembly of the
29 Amalek lives in the land of the congregation of the sons of Israel.
Negev, and the Hittite, and the 6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and
Jebusite, and the Amorite live in the Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those
hills. And the Canaanite is living by who spied out the land, tore their
the sea, and beside the Jordan. garments.
30 And Caleb stilled the people 7 And they spoke to all the
before Moses, and said, We will congregation of the sons of Israel,
certainly go up, and we will seize it, for saying, The land into which we passed,
we are well able to do it. to spy it out, is an exceedingly good
31 And the men who had gone up land.
with him said, We are not able to go 8 If Yahweh has delighted in us,
up against the people, for it is stronger then He will bring us into this land
than we. and will give it to us, a land which is
32 And they sent out an evil report flowing with milk and honey.
of the land which they had spied out to 9 Only, do not rebel against
the sons of Israel, saying, The land Yahweh. And you, do not fear the
into which we passed, to spy it out, is a people of the land, for they are our
land eating up the ones living in it. bread; their defense has turned away
And all the people we saw in its midst from them; and Yahweh is with us; do
were men of stature. not be afraid of them.
33 And we saw the giants there, the 10 And all the congregation said to
sons of Anak, of the giants. And we stone them with stones. And the glory
were in our own eyes as grasshoppers, of Yahweh appeared in the tent of
and so we were in their eyes. meeting, to all the sons of Israel.
11 And Yahweh said to Moses, Until
Chapter 14 when will this people despise Me? And
until when will they continue not to
1 And all the congregation lifted up believe in Me for all the signs I have
their voice and cried; and the people done in its midst?
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12 I shall strike it with pestilence ten times, and have not listened to My
and dispossess it. And I will make you voice,
a nation greater and mightier than it. 23 they shall not see the land which
13 And Moses said to Yahweh, And I have sworn to their fathers. Yea, not
the Egyptians will hear. For You have one of those who provoked Me shall
brought up this people out of their see it.
midst with Your power. 24 And My servant Caleb, because
14 And they will say to the one there is another spirit in him, and he is
living in this land, They have heard fully following Me, I shall bring him
that You, Yahweh, are in the midst of into the land into which he has gone,
this people, who is seen eye to eye. You and his seed shall possess it.
are Yahweh, and Your cloud stands 25 And the Amalekite and the
over them; in a pillar of cloud You go Canaanite were living in the valley.
before them by day, and in a pillar of Tomorrow turn and pull up stakes for
fire by night. yourselves; going into the wilderness,
15 And will You cause this people to the way of the Sea of Reeds.
die as one man? Then the nations who 26 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and
have heard Your fame will speak, to Aaron, saying,
saying, 27 How long shall I bear with this
16 Because Yahweh is not able to evil company who are murmuring
bring this people into the land which against Me? I have heard the
He swore to them, therefore He has murmurings of the sons of Israel
slain them in the wilderness. which they are murmuring against Me.
17 And now, I beg You, let the 28 Say to them, As I live, says
power of Yahweh be great, as You have Yahweh, as surely as you have spoken
spoken, saying, in My ears, so I will do to you.
18 Yahweh is slow to anger, and of 29 Your dead bodies shall fall in
great mercy, bearing away iniquity and this wilderness, even all your
transgression; and by no means will numbered sons, as to your whole
clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of number, from twenty years old and
the fathers on the sons, on the third upward, in that you have murmured
and on the fourth generation . against Me.
19 I pray, forgive the iniquity of this 30 You shall certainly not come into
people, according to the greatness of the land which I lifted up My hand to
Your mercy, and as You have gone cause you to live in it, except Caleb the
with this people from Egypt, even until son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son
now. of Nun.
20 And Yahweh said, I have 31 As for your infants, of whom you
forgiven according to your word; have said, They shall be a prey, I shall
21 but as I live, all the earth shall be bring them in, and they shall know the
filled with the glory of Yahweh; land which you have rejected.
22 for all the men who are seeing 32 As for you, your carcasses shall
My glory, and My miracles which I fall in this wilderness.
have done in Egypt and in the 33 And your sons shall be
wilderness, and have tried Me these shepherds in the wilderness forty
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until your carcasses are wasted in the 44 And they presumed to go up to


wilderness; the top of the mountain, but the ark of
34 by the number of the days in the covenant of Yahweh and Moses did
which you spied out the land, forty not leave the middle of the camp.
days, a day for a year, a day for a year; 45 And the Amalekite and the
you shall bear your iniquities forty Canaanite living in that mountain
years; you shall know My alienation came down and struck them, and beat
from you. them down, to Hormah.
35 I am Yahweh; I have spoken. I
shall do this to all this evil company Chapter 15
who are gathered together against Me.
They shall be brought to an end in this 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
wilderness, and there they shall die. saying,
36 And the men whom Moses had 2 Speak to the sons of Israel and say
sent to spy out the land, and who, to them, When you have come to the
when they returned, made all the land of your dwellings, which I am
congregation to murmur against him, giving to you,
by bringing up an evil report against 3 then you shall prepare a fire
the land, offering to Yahweh, a burnt offering,
37 even those men bringing up an or a sacrifice, in fulfillment of a vow,
evil report of the land died by the or as a freewill offering, or in your
plague before Yahweh. appointed seasons, to make a soothing
38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and fragrance to Yahweh, out of the herd,
Caleb the son of Jephunneh, remained or out of the flock.
alive of those men that went to spy out 4 And he who is bringing his
the land. offering to Yahweh shall bring near a
39 And Moses told these words to food offering of flour, a tenth part,
all the sons of Israel; and the people mixed with a fourth of a hin of oil;
mourned deeply. 5 and wine for a drink offering, a
40 And they rose up early in the fourth of a hin you shall prepare for
morning and went up to the top of the the burnt offering, or for a sacrifice,
mountain, saying, Behold, we are here, for the one lamb.
and we will go up to the place which 6 Or you shall prepare a food
Yahweh has said, for we have sinned. offering of flour for a ram, two tenth
41 And Moses said, Why do you parts mixed with oil, a third of a hin;
now transgress the mouth of Yahweh, 7 and wine for a drink offering, a
since it will not prosper? third part of a hin. You shall bring it
42 Do not go up, for Yahweh is not near, a soothing fragrance to
in your midst, and you will be defeated Yahweh.
by your enemies. 8 And when you prepare a son of
43 For the Amalekite and the the herd for a burnt offering, or for a
Canaanite are there before you; and sacrifice, in fulfillment of a vow, or
you shall fall by the sword because you peace offerings to Yahweh,
have turned back from following 9 then he shall bring near for the
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three tenth parts, mixed with oil, a half 22 And when you shall err and shall
of a hin; not perform all these commands
10 and you shall bring wine near for which Yahweh has spoken to Moses,
a drink offering, a half of a hin, as a 23 even all that Yahweh has
fire offering of soothing fragrance to commanded you by the hand of Moses
Yahweh. from the day that Yahweh
11 So it shall be done for one ox, or commanded, and onward for your
for the one ram, or for a lamb of the generations,
sheep, or of the goats. 24 then it shall be, if it be done in
12 You shall prepare according to ignorance by the congregation,
the number. So you shall do for without knowledge, even all the
everyone according to their number. congregation shall offer a son of the
13 All that are native shall do these herd, one bull, for a burnt offering, for
things in this way, in bringing in an a soothing fragrance to Yahweh, and
offering made by fire, of a soothing its food offering, and its drink offering,
fragrance to Yahweh. according to the ordinance; and one
14 And if an alien lives with you, or kid of the goats for a sin offering.
whoever may be among you, 25 And the priest shall atone for all
throughout your generations, and the congregation of the sons of Israel;
desires to offer a fire offering of a and it shall be forgiven them. For it
soothing fragrance to Yahweh; as you was in ignorance, and they have
do, so he shall do. brought their offering, a fire offering
15 As for the congregation, there to Yahweh, and their sin offering
shall be one statute both for you and before Yahweh for their error.
for the alien that lives with you, a 26 And all the congregation of the
never ending statute throughout your sons of Israel, and the alien that lives
generations; as you are, so shall the among them, shall be forgiven; for as
alien be before Yahweh. to all the people, it was in ignorance.
16 There shall be one law and one 27 And if one person sins through
ordinance both for you and for the ignorance, then he shall bring a she
alien that lives with you. goat of the first year for a sin offering.
17 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 28 And the priest shall atone for the
saying, soul that errs when he sins through
18 Speak to the sons of Israel and ignorance before Yahweh to atone for
say to them, When you come into him. And he shall be forgiven,
the land to which I bring you, 29 both the native among the sons
19 then it shall be that when you eat of Israel, and the alien that lives
of the bread of the land, you shall lift among them; one law shall be to you
up a heave offering to Yahweh. for him who acts in error.
20 You shall lift up a cake of the 30 And the soul that does anything
first of your dough as a heave offering; with a high hand in defiance, whether
as the heave offering of the threshing of a native or of the alien, the same
floor, so you shall lift it up. blasphemes Yahweh. And that person
21 You shall give of the first of your shall be cut off from the midst of his
dough to Yahweh, a heave offering for people.
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31 For he has despised the Word of 1 And Korah, the son of Izhar, the
Yahweh and has broken His son of Kohath, the son of Levi, took
command; that soul shall utterly be also Dathan and Abiram the sons of
cut off; his iniquity shall be on him. Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, the
32 And while the sons of Israel were sons of Reuben;
in the wilderness they found a man 2 and they rose up before Moses,
gathering sticks on the sabbath day. with certain of the sons of Israel, two
33 And those who found him hundred and fifty rulers of the
gathering sticks brought him to Moses congregation, elect men of the
and Aaron, and to all the congregation. assembly, men of name.
34 And they put him under guard; 3 And they were assembled against
for it had not been declared what Moses and against Aaron, and said to
should be done to him. them, You take too much! For all the
35 And Yahweh said to Moses, congregation, all of them are holy, and
surely, the man shall die; all the Yahweh is among them. Why then do
congregation shall stone him with you lift up yourselves above the
stones outside the camp. assembly of Yahweh?
36 And all the congregation brought 4 And Moses heard and fell on his
him outside the camp and stoned him face.
with stones. And he died, as Yahweh 5 And he spoke to Korah, and to all
commanded Moses. his company, saying, In the morning
37 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, Yahweh will know who are His, and
saying, him who is holy, and shall cause him
38 Speak to the sons of Israel and to come near Him; even him whom He
you shall say to them that they shall may choose, He will cause to come
make themselves fringes on the near to Him.
corners of their garments, for their 6 Do this: take fire-pans for
generations. And they shall put a yourselves, Korah, and all his
thread of blue with the fringe of each company,
corner. 7 and put fire in them, and put
39 And I shall be to you for a fringe, incense on them before Yahweh
that you may look on it and remember tomorrow; and it shall be, the man
all the commandments of Yahweh, and whom Yahweh chooses, he shall be the
do them; and that you do not go about holy one. You take too much, sons of
after your own heart and your own Levi!
eyes after which you fornicate; 8 And Moses said to Korah, Hear
40 that you may remember and do now, you sons of Levi,
all My commandments, and be holy to 9 is it too little a thing to you that
your Elohim. the Elohim of Israel has separated you
41 I am Yahweh your Elohim who from the congregation of Israel to
brought you out of the land of Egypt, bring you near to Himself, to do the
to be your Elohim. I am Yahweh your service of the tabernacle of Yahweh,
Elohim. and to stand before the congregation
to minister to them?
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with you. And will you seek the 20 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and
priesthood also? to Aaron, saying,
11 Therefore, you and all your 21 Separate yourselves from the
company that have gathered against midst of this company, and I will
Yahweh, What is Aaron that you consume them in a moment.
murmur against him? 22 And they fell on their faces, and
12 And Moses sent to call for said, O Elohim, Elohim of the spirits of
Dathan and for Abiram, the sons of all flesh; shall one man sin, and will
Eliab; and they said, We will not come You be angry with all the
up. congregation?
13 Is it a small thing that you have 23 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
brought us up out of a land flowing saying,
with milk and honey, to kill us in the 24 Speak to the congregation,
wilderness, but must you also seize saying, You get away from around the
dominion over us? tent of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
14 Yea, you have not brought us 25 And Moses rose up and went to
into a land flowing with milk and Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of
honey, nor given us inheritance in Israel went after him.
fields and vineyards; will you put out 26 And he spoke to the
the eyes of these men? We will not congregation, saying, Please turn away
come up! from the tents of these wicked men,
15 And Moses was very angry, and and do not touch anything that they
said to Yahweh, Do not respect their have, lest you be consumed in all their
offering; I have not taken one ass from sins.
them, nor have I done evil to one of 27 And they got away from around
them. the tent of Korah, Dathan, and
16 And Moses said to Korah, You Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came
and all your company, you be there out, standing at the door of their tents,
before Yahweh, you and they, and and their wives, their sons, and their
Aaron tomorrow. infants.
17 And each one take his fire-pan, 28 And Moses said, By this you
and you shall put incense on them, shall know that Yahweh has sent me to
and shall offer before Yahweh, each do all these works, and that not from
his fire-pan, two hundred and fifty my own heart.
fire-pans; even you and Aaron, each 29 If these die according to the
his fire-pan. death of all men, and are visited
18 And they each took his fire-pan, according to the visitation of all men,
and put fire on them, and lay incense then Yahweh has not sent me.
on them, and they stood at the door of 30 And if Yahweh makes a new
the tent of meeting, with Moses and thing, and the ground opens its mouth
Aaron. and swallows them, and all that they
19 And Korah assembled all the have, and they go down alive to Sheol,
congregation against them, to the door then you shall know that these men
of the tent of meeting, and the glory of have despised Yahweh.
Yahweh was seen by all the 31 And it happened, as he made an
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ground which was under them split day against Moses and against Aaron,
apart, saying, You have killed the
32 and the earth opened her mouth people of Yahweh.
and swallowed them, and their houses, 42 And it happened, as the
and all the men who were for Korah, company was called together against
and all their possessions. Moses and against Aaron, that they
33 And they went down, they and turned toward the tent of meeting.
all that they had, alive to Sheol, and And, behold, the cloud had covered it,
the earth covered over them; and they and the glory of Yahweh appeared!
perished from the midst of the 43 And Moses and Aaron came to
assembly. the front of the tabernacle of the
34 And all Israel who were around congregation.
them fled at their cry; for they said, 44 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
Lest the earth swallow us up. saying,
35 And fire came forth from 45 Get away from the midst of this
Yahweh and consumed the two company, and I shall consume them in
hundred and fifty men that offered the a moment; and they fell on their faces.
incense. 46 And Moses said to Aaron, Take
36 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, the fire-pan, and put fire on it from the
saying, altar, and lay on incense, and go, hurry
37 Speak to Eleazar, the son of to the congregation, and atone for
Aaron, the priest, and he shall lift up them, for the wrath has gone out from
the fire-pans from the midst of the the presence of Yahweh; the plague
burning, and shall scatter the fire has begun.
yonder, for they have become holy, 47 And Aaron did as Moses had
38 the fire-pans of these sinners spoken, and ran into the midst of the
against their own souls. And they shall assembly. And, behold, the plague had
make of them spreadout plates, a begun among the people! And he laid
covering for the altar, for they have on the incense and atoned for the
brought them near before Yahweh, people,
and they are holy. And they shall 48 and stood between the dead and
become a sign to the sons of Israel. the living, and the plague was stayed.
39 And Eleazar the priest took the 49 And those who died by the
bronze fire-pans, which they who were plague were fourteen thousand and
burned had brought near, and they seven hundred, besides those who died
spread them out, a covering for the for the matter of Korah.
altar, 50 And Aaron turned back to
40 a memorial to the sons of Israel, Moses, to the door of the tabernacle of
so that an alien who is not of the seed the congregation; and the plague was
of Aaron shall not draw near to offer stayed.
incense before Yahweh, and shall not
be as Korah, and as his company; as Chapter 17
Yahweh had spoken by the hand of
Moses to him. 1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
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2 Speak to the sons of Israel, and 12 And the sons of Israel spoke to
take from each of them a rod, for a Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we
father's house, from all their rulers, for perish, we all perish.
the house of their fathers, twelve rods. 13 Anyone who draws near to the
You shall write the name of each on tabernacle of Yahweh shall die; shall
his rod. we be consumed to die?
3 And you shall write Aaron's name
on the staff of the tribe of Levi; for one Chapter 18
rod shall be for the head of their
fathers' house. 1 And Yahweh said to Aaron, You,
4 And you shall place them in the and your sons, and your father's house
tent of meeting, before the testimony, with you shall bear the iniquity of the
where I shall meet with you. sanctuary. And you, and your sons
5 And it shall be that the man's rod with you, shall bear the iniquity of
which I choose shall blossom. And I your priesthood;
shall cause the murmurings of the 2 and also your brothers, the tribe
sons of Israel, which they are of Levi, the tribe of your father, you
murmuring against you, to stop from shall bring near with you, that they
Me. may be joined to you and may minister
6 And Moses spoke to the sons of to you, you and your sons in your
Israel, and all their rulers gave to him being before the tent of the testimony.
one rod for each ruler, one rod for a 3 And they shall keep your charge
ruler, for their fathers' house, twelve and the charge of all the tabernacle;
rods; and the rod of Aaron was among only, they shall not go near to the
the rods. vessels of the sanctuary and to the
7 And Moses placed the rods before altar. And they shall not die, either
Yahweh, in the tent of the testimony. they or you.
8 And it happened on the next day, 4 And they shall be joined to you,
Moses went into the tent of the and shall keep the charge of the tent of
testimony, and, behold! The rod of meeting, for all the service of the
Aaron for the house of Levi had tabernacle, and a foreigner shall not go
budded, and put forth buds, and near to you.
bloomed blossoms, and bore ripe 5 And you shall keep the charge of
almonds. the sanctuary, and the charge of the
9 And Moses brought out all the altar, and there shall be no more wrath
rods from before Yahweh to all the against the sons of Israel.
sons of Israel. And they looked, and 6 And I, behold, I have taken your
each one took his rod. brothers the Levites from the midst of
10 And Yahweh said to Moses, Put the sons of Israel; as a gift they are
back the rod of Aaron, before the given to you by Yahweh, to do the
testimony, to be kept as a token to the service of the tent of meeting.
sons of rebellion. And you shall end 7 And you, and your sons with you,
their murmurings from Me; and they shall keep your priesthood, in
shall not die. everything that pertains to the altar,
11 And Moses did as Yahweh had and to that inside the veil. And you
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priesthood as a service of gift; and the 16 And their redeemed ones, from a
stranger who comes near shall be month old, you shall redeem with your
caused to die. valuation of silver, five shekels, by the
8 And Yahweh spoke to Aaron, shekel of the sanctuary; it is twenty
saying, And I, behold, I have given to gerahs.
you the charge of My heave offerings, 17 But the firstling of an ox, or the
of all the devoted things of the sons of firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a
Israel. I have given them to you for the goat, you shall not redeem; they are
anointing, and to your sons, by a holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on
perpetual statute. the altar, and you shall burn their fat
9 This shall be yours of the most as incense, a fire offering of soothing
holy things, from the fire: every fragrance to Yahweh.
offering of theirs, even every food 18 And their flesh shall be yours, as
offering of theirs, and every sin the breast of the wave offering, and as
offering of theirs, and every guilt the right leg; it shall be yours.
offering of theirs, which they may 19 All the heave offerings of the holy
render to Me; it shall be most holy to things which the sons of Israel shall
you, and to your sons. lift up to Yahweh, I have given to you
10 You shall eat it in the Holy of and to your sons, and to your
Holies; every male shall eat it; it shall daughters with you, by a never ending
be holy to you. statute, a covenant of salt, it shall be
11 And this is yours, the heave forever before Yahweh to you and to
offering of their gift with all the wave your seed with you.
offerings of the sons of Israel. I have 20 And Yahweh said to Aaron, You
given them to you, and to your sons, shall have no inheritance in their land,
and to your daughters with you, by a nor shall you have any portion among
never ending statute; every clean one them; I am your portion and your
in your house shall eat it. inheritance among the sons of Israel.
12 All the best of the oil, and all 21 And, behold, I have given all the
the best of the new wine, and wheat, tithe in Israel to the sons of Levi for an
the first fruits of them which they give inheritance, in return for their service
to Yahweh, I have given to you. which they are serving, the service of
13 The firstfruits of all that is in the tent of meeting.
their land, which they bring in to 22 And the sons of Israel shall not
Yahweh shall be yours; every clean one come near to the tent of meeting any
in your house shall eat it; more, lest they bear sin, and die.
14 every devoted thing in Israel 23 But the Levites shall do the
shall be yours; service of the tent of meeting, and they
15 every one opening a womb of all shall bear their iniquity; it shall be a
flesh which they offer to Yahweh, never ending statute throughout your
among man and among animal, shall generations, that in the midst of the
be yours. Only, you shall certainly sons of Israel they shall have no
redeem the first-born of man, and you inheritance;
shall redeem the firstling of the 24 but the tithes of the sons of
unclean beasts. Israel which they shall lift up to
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to the Levites for inheritance; 2 This is the statute of the law which
therefore I have said to them, They Yahweh has commanded, saying,
shall have no inheritance among the Speak to the sons of Israel, that they
sons of Israel. bring you a red heifer, without
25 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, blemish, in which there is no blemish,
saying, on which no yoke ever came.
26 And you shall say to the Levites; 3 And you shall give her to Eleazar
and you shall speak to them, When the priest, and she shall be brought
you take the tithe from the sons of forth outside the camp; and she shall
Israel, which I have given to you from be slaughtered before his face.
them, for your inheritance, then you 4 And Eleazar the priest shall take
shall lift from it a heave offering of of her blood with his finger, and shall
Yahweh, a tithe of the tithe. sprinkle of her blood toward the front
27 And your heave offering shall be of the tent of meeting seven times.
counted to you as grain from the 5 And the heifer shall be burned
threshing floor, and as fullness from before his eyes; her skin, and her flesh,
the winepress. and her blood with her dung, shall be
28 So you also shall lift up the burned.
heave offering of Yahweh from all your 6 And the priest shall take cedar
tithes which you receive from the sons wood, and hyssop and scarlet, and
of Israel. And you shall give from it the shall cast it into the midst of the
heave offering of Yahweh to Aaron the burning of the heifer.
priest. 7 Then the priest shall wash his
29 You shall lift up the whole heave clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in
offering of Yahweh out of all your gifts, water, and afterward he may come
out of all its fat, its holy part, out of it. into the camp; and the priest shall be
30 And you shall say to them, When unclean until the evening.
you lift up its fat out of it, then it shall 8 And he that burned her shall wash
be counted to the Levites as increase of his clothes in water, and shall bathe
a threshing floor, and as increase of a his flesh in water, and shall be unclean
winepress. until the evening.
31 And you shall eat it in every 9 And a man that is clean shall
place, you and your households, for it gather up the ashes of the heifer, and
is your reward in return for your shall lay them up outside the camp in
service in the tabernacle of the a clean place. And it shall be kept for
congregation. the congregation of the sons of Israel
32 And you shall bear no sin for a water of impurity; it is a sin
because of it, since you have lifted up offering.
from it the best of it. And you shall not 10 And he that gathers the ashes of
profane the holy things of the sons of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and
Israel so that you may not die. shall be unclean until the evening; and
it shall be to the sons of Israel, and to
Chapter 19 the stranger that lives among them, for
a never ending statute.
1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and 11 He that touches the dead body of
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12 He shall cleanse himself for it on 20 But the man that shall be


the third day, and on the seventh day unclean, and shall not purify himself,
he shall be clean. And if he does not that soul shall be cut off from the
cleanse himself on the third day, then midst of the congregation, because he
on the seventh day he shall not be has defiled the sanctuary of Yahweh;
clean. the water for impurity has not been
13 Anyone who touches the dead sprinkled on him; he shall be unclean.
body, the body of a man who dies, and 21 And it shall be a continual
does not cleanse himself, he shall have statute to them; and he that sprinkles
defiled the tabernacle of Yahweh; and the water of impurity shall wash his
that person shall be cut off from Israel, clothes; and he that touches the water
for the water of impurity shall not be of sprinkling shall be unclean until
sprinkled upon him. He shall be evening.
unclean; his uncleanness shall be still 22 And whatever the unclean
on him. person touches shall be unclean; and
14 This is the law when a man dies the soul that touches it shall be
in a tent: Everyone who comes into the unclean until evening.
tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be
unclean seven days. Chapter 20
15 And every open vessel which has
no covering of thread on it shall be 1 And the sons of Israel, even the
unclean. whole congregation, came into the
16 And whoever in the open field wilderness of Zin in the first month;
touches one that has been pierced with and the people remained in Kadesh.
a sword, or one that has died of And Miriam died there, and was
himself, or the bone of a man, or a buried there.
grave, shall be unclean seven days. 2 And there was no water for the
17 And for the unclean they shall congregation, and they were gathered
take the ashes of the burning of the sin against Moses, and against Aaron.
offering, and living water in a vessel 3 And the people contended with
shall be put on it. Moses, and spoke, saying, Oh that we
18 And a clean person shall take had died when our brothers died
hyssop, and shall dip it in the water, before Yahweh!
and shall sprinkle it upon the tent, and 4 And, why have you brought the
upon all the vessels, and upon the assembly of Yahweh to this wilderness
persons that were there, and upon him to die there, we and our animals?
that touched the bone, or the slain, or 5 And, why have you brought us up
the dead, or the grave. out of Egypt to bring us to this evil
19 And the clean person shall place, not a place of seed, nor fig, nor
sprinkle on the unclean on the third vine, nor pomegranate; and there is no
day, and on the seventh day; and on water to drink?
the seventh day he shall purify 6 And Moses and Aaron went in
himself; and he shall wash his clothes, from the eyes of the assembly, to the
and bathe himself in water, and shall door of the tent of meeting; and fell on
be clean at evening. their faces. And the glory of Yahweh
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7 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, 17 Please let us pass over, through


saying, your land; we shall not pass over
8 Take the rod, and assemble the through a field, nor through a
congregation, you and your brother vineyard, nor shall we drink water of a
Aaron. And speak to the rock before well; we shall go along the king's
their eyes. And it shall give forth its highway. We will not turn aside to the
water; and you shall bring water out of right hand or to the left, until we have
the rock to them; so you shall water passed your border.
the congregation and their animals. 18 And Edom said to him, You shall
9 And Moses took the rod from not pass through me, lest I come out
before Yahweh, as He commanded with the sword against you.
him. 19 And the sons of Israel said to
10 And Moses and Aaron assembled him, We shall go in the highway; and if
the congregation before the rock. And we drink of your waters, our cattle and
he said to them, Hear now, you rebels, us, then I shall give their price. Only
shall we bring forth water to you out of let me pass through on my feet; there
this rock? shall be no speech.
11 And Moses lifted up his hand and 20 And he said, You shall not pass
smote the rock with his rod twice; and through. And Edom came out against
much water came out; and the him with many people, and with a
congregation and their animals drank. strong hand.
12 And Yahweh said to Moses and 21 And Edom refused to allow Israel
Aaron, Because you did not believe in to pass over through his border. And
Me, to sanctify Me before the eyes of Israel turned away from him.
the sons of Israel, therefore you shall 22 And the sons of Israel, the whole
not bring in this congregation to the congregation, pulled up stakes from
land which I have given to them. Kadesh and came in to Mount Hor.
13 These are the Waters of Strife 23 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and
(Meribah), because the sons of Israel Aaron in Mount Hor, on the edge of
contended with Yahweh, and He was the land of Edom, saying,
sanctified among them. 24 Aaron shall be gathered to his
14 And Moses sent messengers people, for he shall not go into the
from Kadesh to the king of Edom: So land which I have given to the sons of
says your brother Israel, You surely Israel, because you rebelled against
have known all the travail which has My mouth at the Waters of Strife.
found us; 25 Take Aaron and his son Eleazar,
15 that our fathers went down to and cause them to go up to Mount
Egypt, and we lived in Egypt many Hor;
days, and the Egyptians did evil to 26 and strip Aaron of his garments,
us and to our fathers. and you shall put them on his son
16 And we cried to Yahweh, and He Eleazar. And Aaron shall be gathered
heard our voice, and sent a messenger, and shall die there.
and is bringing us out of Egypt; and, 27 And Moses did as Yahweh had
behold, we are in Kadesh, a city on the commanded; and they went up to
edge of your border. Mount Hor before the eyes of all the
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28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his turn the serpent away from us. And
garments, and clothed his son Eleazar Moses prayed on behalf of the people.
with them. And Aaron died there on 8 And Yahweh spoke to Moses,
the top of the mountain. And Moses Make yourself a Seraph, and set it on a
and Eleazar came down from the pole; and it shall be that when anyone
mountain. is bitten, when he sees it, he shall live.
29 And all the congregation saw 9 And Moses made a serpent of
that Aaron had died, and they bronze and put it on a pole; and it
mourned Aaron thirty days, all the happened, if a serpent had bitten any
house of Israel. man, when he looked to the bronze
serpent, he lived.
Chapter 21 10 And the sons of Israel pulled up
stakes and encamped in Oboth.
1 And King Arad the Canaanite, who 11 And they pulled up stakes from
lived in the south, heard that Israel Oboth, and camped in Ijeabarim, in
had come the Way of Spies; and he the wilderness that is before Moab,
fought against Israel, and took some of toward the rising of the sun.
them captive. 12 From there they pulled up stakes
2 And Israel vowed a vow to and camped in the valley of Zered.
Yahweh, and said, If giving You give 13 From there they pulled up stakes
this people into my hand, then I will and camped beyond Arnon, which is in
exterminate their cities. the wilderness that comes out of the
3 And Yahweh listened to the voice border of the Amorite; for Arnon is the
of Israel, and delivered up the border of Moab, between Moab and
Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed the Amorite;
them and their cities; and the name of 14 therefore, it is said in the Book of
the place was called Hormah. the Wars of Yahweh: Waheb in
4 And they pulled up stakes from Suphah, the torrents of Arnon,
Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, 15 and the slope of the torrent-beds
to go around the land of Edom. And that turn down toward the site of Ar,
the soul of the people became and lean on the border of Moab.
impatient because of the way. 16 And from there they went to
5 And the people spoke against Beer; that is the well of which Yahweh
Elohim, and against Moses, Why have spoke to Moses, saying, Gather the
you brought us out of Egypt to die in people and I will give water to them.
the wilderness? For there is no bread, 17 Then Israel sang this song:
and there is no water; and our soul Spring up, O well, sing to it;
hates this light bread. 18 The well which the rulers dug,
6 And Yahweh sent the Seraphaim which the nobles of the people dug
in the form of serpents among the with their staves, at the word of the
people; and they bit the people, and Lawgiver. And from the wilderness
many people of Israel died. they went to Mattanah.
7 And the people came in to Moses 19 And from Mattanah they went to
and said, We have sinned, for we have Nahaliel; and from Nahaliel to
spoken against Yahweh, and against Bamoth;
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20 and from Bamoth in the valley and we have ravaged even to Nophah,
which is in the field of Moab to the top which is to Medeba.
of Pisgah, and looking toward the 31 And Israel dwelt in the land of
wilderness. the Amorites.
21 And Israel sent messengers to 32 And Moses sent to spy out
Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, Jaazer, and they took its villages and
22 Let me pass through your land; drove out the Amorite who was there.
we will not turn into a field or into a 33 And they turned and went the
vineyard; we will not drink waters of a way of Bashan. And Og king of Bashan
well; we will go in the king's highway came out to meet them, he and all his
until we have passed over your border. people, to battle at Edrei.
23 And Sihon would not allow 34 And Yahweh said to Moses, Do
Israel to pass through his border. And not fear him, for I have given him into
Sihon gathered all his people and went your hand, and all his people and his
out to meet Israel in the wilderness, land. And you shall do to him as you
and they came to Jahaz have done to Sihon king of the
and fought against Israel. Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.
24 And Israel struck him by the 35 And they struck him and his
mouth of the sword and seized his sons and all his people until he did not
land, from Arnon to Jabbok, to the have a remnant left. And they seized
sons of Ammon. For the border of the his land.
sons of Ammon was strong.
25 And Israel took all these cities. Chapter 22
And Israel dwelt in all the cities of the
Amorite, in Heshbon and in all its 1 And the sons of Israel pulled up
daughter villages. stakes and camped on the plains of
26 For Heshbon was the city of Moab, beyond the Jordan, by Jericho.
Sihon king of the Amorites. And he 2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw
had fought against the former king of all that Israel had done to the
Moab and had taken his land out of his Amorites.
hand, to Arnon. 3 And Moab greatly feared because
27 On account of this the parable of the people, for it was many. And
speakers say, Come to Heshbon! Let Moab was vexed by the presence of the
the city of Sihon be built and sons of Israel.
established! 4 And Moab said to the elders of
28 For a fire has gone out of Midian, Now this assembly is licking
Heshbon, a flame from the city of up all that is around us, as the ox licks
Sihon; it has consumed Ar of Moab, up the grass of the field. And Balak the
the lords of the high places of Arnon. son of Zippor was king of Moab at that
29 Woe to you, Moab! You are time.
undone, O people of Chemosh! He has 5 And he sent messengers to
given his sons as fugitives and his Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor
daughters into captivity, to Sihon king which is beside the River of the land of
of the Amorites. the sons of his people, to call for him,
30 We have cast them down; saying, Behold! A people has come out
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eye of the earth, and it is sitting next to 17 for I will honor you with very
me. much riches; and all that you say to
6 And now please come, curse this me I will do. And please come, curse
people for me, for it is stronger than I. this people for me.
Perhaps I will prevail, that we may 18 And Balaam answered and said
strike them, that I may drive them out to the servants of Balak, If Balak
from the land. For I know that would give to me his house full of gold
whoever you bless is blessed, and and silver, I could not go beyond the
whoever you curse is cursed. mouth of Yahweh my Elohim, to do
7 And the elders of Moab and the anything, small or great.
elders of Midian left with the rewards 19 And now you also please stay
of the seer in their hand. And they here tonight. And I shall know what
came to Balaam and spoke the words more Yahweh may speak to me.
of Balak to him. 20 And Elohim came to Balaam at
8 And he said to them, Stay here night and said to him, If the men have
tonight, and I will bring back word to come to call you, rise up, go with them
you, even as Yahweh may speak to me. and say only the thing that I speak to
And the leaders of Moab stayed with you; it you shall do.
Balaam. 21 And Balaam rose up in the
9 And Elohim came to Balaam and morning and saddled his ass and went
said, Who are these men with you? with the chiefs of Moab.
10 And Balaam said to Elohim, 22 And the anger of Elohim glowed
Balak the son of Zippor king of Moab because he went. And the Messenger
has sent to me, of Yahweh set Himself in the road, as a
11 saying, Behold, a people has foe against him. And he was riding on
come out of Egypt which covers the his ass, and two of his young men with
eye of the earth. Now come, curse him.
them for me; perhaps I will be able to 23 And the ass saw the Messenger
overcome it and drive it out. of Yahweh standing in the road, and
12 And Elohim said to Balaam, You His sword was drawn in His hand.
shall not go with them. You shall not And the ass turned out of the road and
curse the people, for it is blessed. went into a field. And Balaam struck
13 And Balaam rose in the morning the ass, to turn it back into the road.
and said to the leaders of Balak. Go to 24 And the Messenger of Yahweh
your land, for Yahweh has refused to stood in a narrow path of the
allow me to go with you. vineyards, a wall being on this side
14 And the leaders of Moab rose up and a wall on that.
and came to Balak. And they said, 25 And the ass saw the Messenger
Balaam refuses to come with us. of Yahweh, and she pushed herself to
15 And Balak sent yet again, more the wall and crushed the foot of
leaders and more honorable than they. Balaam against the wall. And again he
16 And they came to Balaam and struck her.
said to him, So says Balak the son of 26 And again the Messenger of
Zippor, Please do not be Yahweh passed on and stood in a
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to turn, either to the right or to the 36 And when Balak heard that
left. Balaam had come, and had gone out to
27 And the ass saw the Messenger meet him, to a city of Moab which is
of Yahweh, and she lay down under on the border of Arnon, which is in the
Balaam. And the anger of Balaam outermost border,
glowed, and he struck the ass with his 37 then Balak said to Balaam,
staff. Sending, did I not send to you, to call
28 And Yahweh opened the mouth for you? Why did you not come to me?
of the ass, and she said to Balaam, Am I not truly able to honor you?
What have I done to you that you have 38 And Balaam said to Balak,
beaten me these three times? Behold, I have come to you. Now am I
29 And Balaam said to the ass, able to speak anything at all? The
Because you have insulted me. If only word which Elohim puts in my mouth
there were a sword in my hand now I that I will speak.
would kill you. 39 And Balaam went with Balak.
30 And the ass said to Balaam, Am I And they came to Kirjath-huzoth.
not your ass on which you have ridden 40 And Balak sacrificed oxen and
all your life long to this day? Was I sheep, and sent to Balaam and to the
ever known to do so to you? And he leaders who were with him.
said, No. 41 And it happened in the morning,
31 And Yahweh opened the eyes of and Balak took Balaam and caused
Balaam, and he saw the Messenger of him to go up to the high places of Baal.
Yahweh standing in the road with His And from there he saw the edge of the
sword drawn in His hand. And he people.
bowed and fell on his face.
32 And the Messenger of Yahweh Chapter 23
said to him, Why have you struck your
ass these three times? Behold, I have 1 And Balaam said to Balak, Build
come out as an enemy because your seven altars for me here, and prepare
way is contrary to Me. seven bulls and seven rams for me
33 And the ass saw Me and turned here.
aside before Me these three times. If 2 And Balak did as Balaam had
she had not turned aside surely now I spoken. And Balak and Balaam offered
would have killed you and saved her a bull and a ram on the altar.
alive. 3 And Balaam said to Balak, Station
34 And Balaam said to the yourself by your burnt offering, and I<