Last Edit September 24, 2020

 

Introduction to the Ekklesia Bible Project.

The restoration of the Ekklesia “The Agape Love Bible” Translation into the US English

John {13:34} A new commandment I give unto you, that you agape love one another; even as I have agape loved you, that you also agape love one another. {13:35} By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have agape love one to another.

 

The Ekklesia Bible translation project is the process of restoring the living Bible translation.

 

Will Wade as a contributing Editor.

Take carful note the Ekklesia Bible is translated only in the natural time mode.  All the original Bible manuscripts are all written only in the natural time mode.  If you do not understand the difference between natural time mode and the artificial time mode of the pagan religion of the week days of the seven pagan sky gods then you will need to make a compete study of the world differences from the natural time mode and the artificial time mode of week days of the seve pagan sky gods. See the difference in these Bible verse to describe the true resurrection moment of the Christ. Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:1; John 20:1 Hebrews 1:5-9. Then Compare and compare the time parallels of the resurrection moment to the same moment of the creation (Genesis 1:1-2 and then compare to same moment of Acts 2:1. There are many other harmonious time parallels of astronomical miracles of God only when the Bible is translated in the natural time mode.

 

My opinion of this Bible translation; without a doubt this Bible translation is fulfilling prophecy by restoring the most powerful the most convincing Bible translation ever made into the English language. This bold Bible translation not only removes name of blasphemy in other Bible translations but restores the power of God to convince in Bible records of creation in restoring to the Bible records, the paralleling of awesome astronomical miracles of God in time, times and the set times of God, Times set by God for His Holy People to worship.

 

We try to communicate this Bible translation with other “Holy People of God” that also are making other new Bible translations such as the MLV Bible, a part Catholic Catechism Bible Translation taken from the same “Received Text” of the Catholic Church. .  Then with the translators of the MLV Bile, (Butch Walker) we run into a brick wall in our discussions by the most powerful deception made by the Archbishop of the Catholic Church Steven Langton that has made Chapter and verse numbers in their MLV Bible translations that deceive those Holy People of God.  Their total deception is made by the old deceit of the Catholic Catechism of the Catholic Church written in all the more Popular Bible translation. Our Brethren can not be convinced they promote Catholic Catechism the very translation problem that removes from the Bible the power of the gospel of Christ to make true believers. We can not join together with them and their false MLV Bible translation will fail to make believers until they remove Catholic Catechism from their false MLV Bible translations.

 

This Ekklesia Bible restores a great power of God to make the true gospel of Christ is in Bible translation more believable not only by the multitudes but also by the higher intellectuals such as astrophysicists, scientists and astronomers. Analytical studies from this Bible translation is fulfilling Bible prophecy as this Bible translation restores to the Bible the most powerful convincing plan of salvation of our God. Unless you make an analytical study of the plan of salvation from this Bible translation you will never see this true power of the gospel of God to convince in this Bible translation.

 

We the Ekklesia decide to do both make a translation with separate translation notes and in other download of the Ekklesia Bible add the introduction to the Ekklesia Bible translation together with the entire Bible translation instead of the need to down load two separate files.

Some ask for a translation of the Ekklesia Bible separate from the introduction file.

 

 In the Microsoft Word or Rich Text files with translations notes together wit the Bible translation, you can simply and easily cut and paste the introduction and translation notes into separate files if you like.

 

If you make a mistake you can always download for free a new copy of the Ekklesia Bible.   

 

Easy to separate or remove The Introduction from the Ekklesia Bible translation. If you separate the introduction and the translation notes, be certain to take note. There are book names and their multiplied thousands of code numbers that will help you to access thousands of Book marks that you should keep together with this Bible translation.

 

  To keep the Bible names and book numbers, first copy and keep the Book names and their code numbers and paste them together with the Ekklesia Bible translation.

 

We are in the process of writing computer code to make this the preachers and Bible teacher’s most useful and the most powerful Bible translation in the entire world. Look how this Bible translation is coded with multiplied thousands of codes.  This bible is being made to speak with the speaker made by AT@T software and speak the Book chapter and verse numbers and this Bible translation will speak to show Bible words on a screen together with illustrations about the Bible subject. Remember one Bible illustration is equal to one thousand words.   

This is the Ekklesia Bible Edit Electronic Copy” the design is made for quick search and the purpose to immediately from pulpit speak the Ekklesia Bible to the listening audience.  

 

 

We beg you to be fair and read down to at the least Genesis chapter one down to verse 20 before you make any judgment of this Ekklesia Bible translation being a restoration either true or false.

 

The Ekklesia Bible Translation project and in all the electronic distribution is for Free.

 

The Ekklesia Bible with revisions is based on the Public Domain American Standard and the Rotherham Emphasized Bible versions of the Bible.  

 

Also see the "Introduction" to the Ekklesia Bible "with more Translation Notes" about The Ekklesia Bible translation made in separate pages that must accompany the Ekklesia Bible.  © Copyright and this Bible translation is produced by "The United Ekklesia Bible Society" of the Holy People.

 

Who are they of the United Ekklesia Bible society? 

 

Ever person that has obeyed God in the commands of God as prerequisites found in the Ekklesia Bible needed to become a Holy Person can automatically identify self as a member of this United Ekklesia Bible society. You automatically become a member of the Ekklesia Bible society when you have obeyed the prerequisite commands of God that are found written in the Ekklesia Bible translation. We are not the Judge. Your word for us is your bond we will let judge the Holy People only from the Ekklesia Bible according to your conduct.

 

As a true Holy Person then it becomes the responsibility of every Holy Person in the entire world to participate in making this Ekklesia Bible translation. Our purpose is to make the Ekklesia Bible translation the most trusted Bible translation on planet earth.

 

The process of "Ekklesia of Christ" is a work established by God for the Holy People of God.  We do not know the names of the thousands that have gone before to make parts of this Ekklesia Bible translation.  The Ekklesia Bible translation is a living Bible translation. The Ekklesia project are those Holy Person that are living in the present and they must confirm and prove what is not found to be perfect in “Dynamic Equivalent” or "thought for thought" –translation in the Ekklesia Bible Project.  The responsibility of those living in the present is to purify and make more perfect through the process of "The Ekklesia Bible Project" and this will make the most trusted Bible translation in the entire world.

 

Now over time you will not find a more perfect Bible translation than one that stands open for dispute and allows the Holy People of God to deliberate through the established Ekklesia to make more perfect the Ekklesia Bible translation "thought for thought.

 

There is still much work to be done to perfect this first translation now must run the gauntlet of the most critical of criticisms by the most intellectual of Bible students of not only the Ekklesia of Christ but the entire world.

  

This Ekklesia Bible is copyright © 2013 The United Ekklesia Bible Society, All rights reserved to protect the contents of this Bible translation. The Copyright © holder of The Ekklesia Bible is Mark London. Any licenses to publish this Bible when the first Edit is complete and ready to be published must be obtained from Mark London at the Email Address Ekklesia Bible@gmail.com.  Will Wade E-mail at Gospelmentor@yahoo.com

 

Today there are thousands of Bible translations in the English. Why make another Bible translation? If salvation can truly be found in any of the more popular Bible translations then why do we struggle together as Holy People of God trying to make another Bible translation?   It is the truth discovered in the information age that triumphs over all the more Popular Bible translations. Do not be deceived, the Bible translations are losing by the Millions because of the truth discover in the information age.  If the awesome power of God in the Bible is not restored to convince in Bible translation there will be no more holy People on Planet Earth.

 

The Bible is written for the hearts (the seat of human emotion of the humans). Look around you, and do not be deceived. Modern Bible Translations and their translations of the gospel of Christ in their Bible translations, are not multiplying Holy People by the millions like the Holy People of God were being multiplied in first three hundred years.

 

 We must discover what the difference is in the power of the Bible to convert the hearts of humans today from the Bible of the first three hundred years when humans under the most horrifying circumstance were being converted by about two thousand souls every single day. We must determine what has been changed in the gospel records to stop the false multiplying of the Holy People of God.

 

Question, Is the problem with humans that cannot be convinced that the Bible is from God. Is the problem that the Gospel of Christ is multiplying Holy Person because today human hearts have changed from the hearts of humans in first three hundred years from the resurrection moment of the Christ?  Know for a fact, the Human heart (the seat of human emotions) does not change or evolve. Only the change in the gospel of God will cause to cripple the gospel of Christ so that the crippled Gospel can not convince the student.    We warn in all the more popular Bible translations the Gospel of Christ has been changed and crippled. We invite all Bible Students to compare only from the ancient manuscripts of Bible and compare the Ekklesia Bible translation to all the more popular Bible translations.

 

In History we learn the first three hundred years the more ancient gospel of God was multiplying Holy People by the Millions but under the most horrific circumstances torture and a fiery death just to be found as a "Christian."  Historians are teaching that In the end of the third century there were about thirty million living Christians. Do the math. At the rate the Holy People were multiplying in the beginning of the fourth century (according to Wikipedia history) there was about two thousand new converts every day.  At that rate the entire world should have been completely evangelized over one thousand years ago.

 

We must discover from history and in Bible translations what is the change in Bible translations that totally nearly stops the fast multiplying of the Holy People.  

 

Today conduct in doctrine (instructions from God) all the most popular Bible translation is totally different from the first three hundred years because all the most popular Bibles have changed the gospel of Christ in all the more popular Bible translations. We believe this change in the gospel of Christ to be the cause to stop the multiplying Holy People of God by the millions.

 

This the Ekklesia Bible translation is making the claim the entire Ekklesia of Christ is  restoring to the Gospel record the power of God to convince the Bible is from God. The Ekklesia Bible is restoring the power of the gospel of God to multiply Holy People of God just like the true gospel of Christ was multiplying Holy People in the first three hundred years. You will never see this great power to convince that the Bible is from God -if you never read from the very beginning of this Ekklesia Bible translation.

 

We also discover in reading the Ancient manuscripts of the Bible, "The word of God" is written for the seat of human emotions and not for our ever changing environment.  So if the nature of human hearts never change, and if the problem of multiplying Holy People is not been caused from false Bible mistranslations, then why is the world not totally evangelized over one thousand years ago?

 

If we live on earth to reach the age of accountability you have learned for certain you can not trust the majority of humans to tell the truth. We are warned everywhere in Bible prophecy "the gates of hell" will make Bible translations to deceive the Holy People and the when the Holy People are deceived in false Bible translations they will not be saved.

 

The world needs this Ekklesia Bible translation and this totally different restoration in  Ekklesia Bible translation is made totally different from any other Bible translation in the entire world. This Ekklesia Bible translation is to be perfected  and verified by the entire participation of all the Holy People of God. When this Ekklesia Bible translation is perfected and verified by the entire Ekklesia and translated to completely restore the gospel of Christ to the full, If you reject this Ekklesia Bible translation, know for certain you will reject the entire Ekklesia of Christ. Learn truth of what the warfare of Ekklesia is.

 

Most all modern Bible translations are made by ruler or leaders of  "Churches" or people that believe in their kind of a "church" and every kind of a different church has a different religion and it is the "church Bible translations" that are totally different from the Ekklesia Bible translation.

 

Now be honest, how precious is your salvation to you. "Salvation" is a belief and adoration or a religion. We sing the song that "I know that my redeemer lives" but that song is not true for a very good reason, there are some things our God demands in us to believe that only through works of "Faith" that will prove to our creator our belief in God and the Bible.  We are not allowed to know some things taught in the Bible that we can only believe and have faith and obey and we are not allowed to "know" for certain about all the absolute facts of all our salvation.  Salvation is very ingeniously designed by our creator to separate the righteous from the Wicked. Then salvation is not Like showing a Child A candy Bar and then say if you do what I say then I will give to you what you can see. We are not allowed to see our creator or see the promise of the prize  in a great competition we  must fight to win the prize but we can only have faith in the promise of our creator and heavenly Father.

 

1Cor 9:24  Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.

 

Php 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ  Y'ehsus.

 

 As believers in Christ our God demands of us to know for certain,  first learn and to know truth for certain to discover the source of our instructions for our salvation. The first priority is to  learn and know for certain the integrity of our Bible translations of instructions (doctrine) The Greek "catechism," not necessarily who are our Bible translators  are but that which is translated in our Bible  according to what is written in the ancient languages of the Bible.

 

 Know for certain what is the belief or the religion of your Bible translator you put your trust for your eternity?  Take note, it is -not the knowing how well the Bible translators lives up to his or her belief in their Bible translation but what is the integrity of their religious belief and is their religion (adoration) loose or conservative in their Bible they translate for your salvation.

Just one Example twisting the Bible record; all the most popular Bible translations into the English are translated and rooted first from the Catholic Catechism and not from the ancient manuscripts of the Bible.   Here is proof of this charge that all the more popular Bible translations are manipulated by members of the Catholic Church to parallel and to prorogate the false teaching of their Catholic Catechism.

 

All chapter numbers and verse numbers in all the more popular Bible translations are made by members of the Catholic Church to fit the false teaching of the Catholic catechism. Example the Catholic Catechism is teaching that the Christ resurrects at sunrise on the first day of the week (of the seven pagan sky gods) or on a Sunday morning. Chapter and verse numbers in all the more popular Bible translations is made by members of the Catholic see Wickipedia and Steven Langton. Steven Langton and other Catholics will manipulate chapter and verse numbers of the Bible to make the translated record say that Christ resurrects on a Sunday morning to parallel the Catholic Catechism. Catholic Church will change the resurrection moment of the Christ from sunset to sunrise by making this very clever chapter and verse change. See Mark 16:1 in the Catholic Wycliffe Bible translation AND IN ALL OTHER MORE POPULAR BIBLE TRANSLATIONS.  This chapter and verse change to make the record say the women will purchase spices after the seventh day Sabbath on Sunday morning.

 

See the true parallel record the women will actually purchase spices after the Passover high Sabbath day and then rest on the seventh day Sabbath in Luke 23:56.

 

The Ekklesia Bible is open for dispute and all Holy People must decide for their salvation who or what religion do they allow to make in their Bible translations. Some Bibles are translated so that they teach that you do not need truth in Bible translations to be saved.

 

 Question is your Bible translation continually open for dispute? If they will not open their translated Bible for dispute they know that their Bible  can be proven to have false translations is the only good reason Bible translation refuse to open their translations for dispute. To this day Bible scholars everywhere are making the charge all the most popular Bible translations have serious false Bible translations. Why are all Bible translations in the world not open for dispute? Do you know for certain the source of your Bible Translation. 

 

 Do you know the integrity of the character and the religion of your Bible translators that you have put your trust for your precious eternal life? How important or how precious do you consider your salvation? Again be honest, just How many days and nights have you spent in your investigation comparing your Bible translations to the ancient languages of the Bible, so you can  -know for certain the different religions taught from your Bible translators. Know for certain the religion of your Bible translators so you can make certain you can trust your Bible translation so you can be certain you will be saved.

 

Do you know the religion in the source of the First English Bible translation Wycliffe (1385 CE). It is a fact that -all  note -ALL the most popular Bible translators copy the Wycliffe Catholic Bible "translation" and -all the most popular Bible translations make their Bible translation to promote their Catholic bias of their different religious Catholic  beliefs and be certain to take this note,

 

To this very day -not found written anywhere in any ancient Bible manuscript are the  names of blasphemy that are found written only in  the "Catholic Catechism" (Instructions) is first mistranslated in the Wycliffe Bible translation.

 

 Again we make this charge, through the established conduct of Ekklesia we will fight anyone up one wall and down the other with absolute valid evidences that will prove all the most popular of -all Bible translations are filled to the full of "names of blasphemy" that was first mistranslated in the Wycliffe Bible translated first by the mother of all churches the Catholic church.  All the more popular Bible translations they filled to the full their Bible translations with "names of blasphemy" that they mistranslate into their most popular Bible records made first by the Catholic church note for members of the Catholic church but for Protestants.

 

In 1385 CE Members of the Catholic Church were not allowed by the church rulers to read any translated Bible.  So who is "Wycliffe" but a member of the Catholic Church making his Bible translation for only protestants, if, Catholics are not allowed to read his Bible translation.

 

We must face the facts because of what is translated (true or false) in all the most popular Bible translations will raise doubts when Bible translations teach that it is not necessary that we have a true Bible translation to be saved. When they teach and get their support from a translated Bible that your works do -not save self then that Bible translations is teaching that "truth in good works is not necessary to be saved."

 

Take note the differences in these Bible translation from the Ekklesia Bible translation

Then compare to the Catholic doctrine found mistranslated in King James Bible see;

 

Ephesians 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9  Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

 

This Bible translation is made ambiguous to be misunderstood that will contradict hundreds of other Bible verses.  This Bible translation removes the need to know truth to be saved, This Bible translation gives no reason to repent of our sins or our wicked unfruitful wicked works and the record is twisted to make millions believe we do not need true Bible translation to know true instructions from God to make good works to save self. Acts 2:40b "Save yourselves from this crooked generation."

 

Now Compare  this Ekklesia Bible translation.

Ephesians {2:8} for by grace you [Ephesians] have been saved [past tense] through [works of] faith; and that not [a faith]  of yourselves [past tense], [the faith that saves is] the gift of God; {2:9} not of your [past] works [without the law of faith], that no man should glory. {2:10} For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Y'ehsus for good works [through Faith, present tense], which God in the past prepared that we should walk in them.

 

The Ekklesia Bible translation shows that verse 8 in is understood as a dependent clause and the subject is about how the Ephesians get the "faith of God" [Faith is works] of God" "Faith that saves" is the works of "Faith that saves."  "Faith" is works or the free gift from God that is not from their past good or wicked "works."  The record is showing that the Ephesians in their past good or wicked works of the Ephesians made before becoming Holy People, they can not make the boast they were working by a saving faith to cause God as a reward to save them. The Faith that saves or the instructions from God in how to do the good works of God needed to be saved. The Ephesians can not make the boast they were doing the works of God needed to be saved.

We are warned by the prophet Daniel that in the Everlasting kingdom of God,  The Law of God will be Changed by a wicked ruler (Dan 7:25).

One of the main purpose of the Ekklesia Bible translation is to restore and define the laws of God.

 

The unwritten laws of the Pharisee Jews is today now written down as the "Talmud."

We today can define the difference between the unwritten "Halakhah" law of the  Pharisee Jews in the first century and compare to the  written law through Moses and we today can now show the difference in the written law (Greek Nomos)  of Faith (See Greek of Romans 3:27).

 Have you heard preachers say our only problem is the "legalistic preachers?" Some teach, the great problem is, there are bad Bible teachers that want to be "legal" or "lawful" or there exist bad Bible teaching "Legalist" and for them it is better to be an unlawful Bible teaching "Ill-legalist."   

 

Do you understand how devils are very clever to make confusing reverse psychology so they can teach a lie to deceive you. Some are even teaching it is better to be" ill-legal" or an unlawful Bible teacher than to be "legalistic" or to be a legal or lawful Bible teacher.  Some teach It is better to be an unlawful Bible teaching  "Ill-legalist" than to be a lawful  Bible teaching "Legalist." Do not allow self to be deceived, When you are accused of being a lawful Bible teaching "Legalist"  is revealing that your accuser is the unlawful, ill-legal Bible teaching "Ill-legalist."

 

Now compare restoring the Law of God in the Ekklesia Bible translations. Compare this Bible translation of the king James to the Ekklesia Bible translation.

Romans 3: 27 "Faith is law" and keeping the law of Faith is works that saves. Saving Faith is the free gift from God but about the faith of God (works of God) that will save self is the free gift.

 

King James most all other Bible translations.

Rom 6:14  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

 

This translated verse contradicts other verses and removes the Holy People from the need for truth or the word of God even the law of faith is not needed to be saved ( Rom 3:27)  This King James Bible translations appears to remove the Holy Person from the need to fulfill the law of Christ (Gal 6:2).

 

Now see the Ekklesia Bible translation of the same verse.

Romans{6:14} For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under [the written] law [through Moses], but under grace. {6:15} What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the [written] law [through Moses], but under grace? God forbid. {6:16} Know you not, that to whom you present yourselves [as] servants unto obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto [legal] works of the law? {6:17} But thanks be to God, that, whereas you were servants of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching whereunto you were delivered; {6:18} and being made free from sin, you became servants of rightness (which is legal works of the law).

 

We have no room to show all the power of truth in these translations notes. Let us show just one example.   If you do not know about the law the apostle Paul was keeping before become an apostle and his old unwritten law of the "Halakhah" as a Pharisee then you will not be able to understand some things Paul is writing about his keeping "Law" or instructions from God he is writing as a part of The New Testament. 

 

Paul was at first a Pharisee see Acts {26:4} My manner of life then from my youth up, which was from the beginning among mine own nation and at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; {26:5} having knowledge of me from the first, if they be willing to testify, that after the straightest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee. Paul at first was living by the false unwritten "oral law" called the law of the Pharisee "The Halakah" ("The Walk") .

 

All who translate Bibles should know this fact, At the Time when Paul was writing the book the Romans there was only one written law, the written law of God through Moses. some different sects of Jews such as "Saul" (The Exulted One)  before he changed his name to Paul (The Little) when Paul was Called Saul the Pharisee Jew.  "Saul of Tarsus" a Pharisee Jew that totally and altogether rejected salvation from only the written law of God through Moses. Saul a Pharisee at one time did -not believe he could be saved only by keeping the written law of God through Moses. Saul who became the apostle Paul was keeping only the Un-written or the oral or Rabbinic laws called the Jewish "Halakhah" (or "the Walk.')   Now take note it was against the law to write down the law of the Pharisee the oral Halakah law. If a law is "unwritten" (a law of the mind and it was against the law to write this law down) then there is no written record of the law of the Halakhah at the time the unwritten law was in use.

 

Then take note, in the Second century this unwritten Halakhah law of the Jews was allowed to be written down as the "Talmud.'   You want to know what the law the apostle Paul was keeping when he was a Pharisee Jew (the Halakhah), then read the modern Jewish Talmud.  You will be amazed to learn what Paul believed as law by reading the Talmud. Read the Talmud and you will learn about the apostle Paul and the Pharisee Jews were keeping a worship made at the end of the Sabbath day (worship at dusk of the evening of the day Mia (day One) is the time parallel to Saturday night at dusk). The Worship of Jews law of "Halakhah"  a worship in keeping their "Havdalah" which is the exact Parallel of the Resurrection moment of the Christ and the worship of Breaking the Bread In Troas (a Parallel to the pagan time keeping of Saturday Night).

 

 The most ancient Jewish "Havdalah" is a worship first made to the coming messiah  made to at the exact parallel to the resurrection moment of the Christ (dusk at the beginning night of the day Mia Sabbaton).  The ancient Jews were keeping the worship to their coming Messiah in a worship they called the "Havdalah" at dusk of the modern Saturday night.

 Modern and the ancient Jews to this day keep the Havdalah different. Some only Drink a cup of wine other eat Challa Bread and drink a cup of wine.

The night worship of the Havdalah of the Jews is a home worship of eating "challa Bread" and drinking a cup of wine made to their coming Messiah. (Read the record of the Talmud and the worship of the Havdalah.)

 

Different sects of Jews had a different worship made to their coming Messiah at the end of the Sabbath day and on the beginning night of day One. Take note all Israelites and all sect of Jews all made their worship to their coming Messiah on the same night of the same day on a solar cycle of the beginning of the creation of the Universe. Do you fully understand the time of this worship made by Paul when he was a Pharisee, the keeping the worship in the Jewish  "Haskin" or Talmud  "the Havdalah"  is a worship made at the time parallel to the true and exact resurrection moment of the Christ. The resurrection moment is the exact parallel to dusk of the pagan time of "Saturday night." We will show The exact same moment that Christ is written to have resurrected at dusk on the night of the day "Mia" (a precise parallel to the resurrection moment of the Christ at dusk of the pagan Saturday night.)

 

What is mysterious, centuries before the coming of the Christ, How did the Israelites and the different sects of the Jews know when Christ would resurrect (dusk of Saturday night) and start keeping their worship to the coming Messiah,  in their Havdalah (at the end of the Sabbath day) on a parallel at the same moment of the resurrection of the Christ (The Messiah).

 

We think perhaps this prophecy of Isaiah may have been part of the revelation to describe to the Jews exactly when the resurrection moment of the coming Messiah would take place. Take note of this prophecy of Isaiah. {30:29} you shall have a [moving ] song as in the  night when a holy [Passover] supper is observed; and [with] gladness of heart,  as when one goes with a pipe to come into the mountain [fortress] of Yahweh, to the Petra of Israel.  (Go online to Bible-gate-way an read this same verse in other Bible translations.  Read our Articles on the fulfillment of this prophecy of coming Passover memorial of the Christ fulfilled on the beginning night of the resurrection of the Christ.)

 

 

Isa 30:29, In Hebrew The nuance of the coming "Song" a Hebrew word that can not be translated in English, because this Hebrew word "song" is a special kind of a word nuance meaning (to move) in the Hebrew as song that motivates movement that is made in night as the coming "Holy Solemnity” (Passover).  Look at other Bible translations of this coming worship that is to be made in the kingdom of God.

 

  The Israelites, and different sects of Jews gave different names to their worship made to  their coming Messiah on the same night of the same solar day and on a solar cycle of  the same moment that God created the universe. The Jews at Qumran kept this same worship made to the coming Messiah (The Feast of the Many) made to the coming Messiah as an all night celebration of reading the Scriptures by taking turns (see "Dead Sea Scrolls Revealed by John Allegro"  ).

 

These facts are amazing, the Jews at the end of the Sabbath day (dusk of Saturday night)  in a worship made to celebrate the coming messiah that only in the Ekklesia Bible translation will show the true parallel of the worship made by Jews and Israelites is the  true and exact resurrection moment of the Christ. Today this ancient worship of the Jews old unwritter"Havdalah" that is translated in the Talmud, is no longer made to celebrate their coming Messiah but today in their worship of the Havdalah the reason for worship is changed by modern Jews so they could separate their worship to the messiah from the worship of Christians. The reason Jews today worship  in the Havdalah (dusk of Saturday night)  is only made to celebrate the end of their modern Sabbath day of the most orthodox Jews. 

 

The Ekklesia Bible translations shows clearly that Christ resurrected at the end of the Sabbath day (dusk of the pagan Saturday night) and New Testament Christians kept their worship in homes as their "Passover" (Holy Solemnity) at the true same supper hour of God and on the same day Mia, an exact parallel in time for worship to the old and the modern Jewish "Havdalah" once made by Jews to the coming Messiah.

 

Translations about Law We have a problem if we do not show clearly in the Bible translation the intent of what Paul was teaching about "the written law of God through Moses." In most cases when Paul wrote about law, it was -not about his old unwritten Pharisee law of the Halakhah (The Walk)  but about the only written law of God through Moses.    There was other laws of the different sects of Jews totally different from the written law of God through Moses.  The Apostle Paul at the first when he was called "Saul" he  was a Pharisee and the law of the Pharisee was not a written law but an oral Rabbinic law called the "Halakhah" or "The Walk."  Today this old oral law of Paul is now written down in the second century so you can read this old Law of Paul to see what Paul believed before becoming an apostle.   

 

King James Bible translation.

Galatians 4:21  Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

 

The Ekklesia Bible translation Gal 4:21} Tell me, you that desire to be under the [written] law [through Moses], do you not hear the [written] law [through Moses]?

 

King James Bible Galatians 5:18  But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

This false Bible translation gives room for people to teach Christians are not under any law.

 

Have you not heard preachers use the king James Bible translation to teach that as truth that "Christians" in the New Testament are not under any law from God they will use the above verse to promote their false doctrine?

 

 

Ekklesia Bible reads {5:18} But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the [written] law [through Moses].

 

At the time the Bible was being written there were many different laws of the different sects of Jews. Christ has instructed Paul about the only written law.  What "law" Paul has in reference must be written in this Ekklesia Bible translation.

 

The question for our salvation that we must have truth in the answer, can we in truth be saved if we keep the false instruction that is mistranslated first by The Catholic Church in The Wycliffe Bible translation and to this day all the more popular Bible translations copy the same false instruction from the Catholic Wycliffe Bible.

 

 It is a fact the some Bible translators are known to be pagan in their religions and others are sexual deviants and still others are known to be complete and total atheist.  Question do you know for certain the religious belief of your Bible translators. Do you know for certain the religion or the belief of your Bible translators?

 

We show in the Ekklesia Bible translations if there is any truth to be found, the warning from God about false Bible translations where all truth in instructions is needed for salvation can not be found in just one of the more popular Bible translations. This fact all the more popular Bible translations are made by the gates of hell when their Bible translation teach that we do not need the true instructions from God to be saved.

 

What Bible translation out side the Ekklesia Bible will up front warn you to question the source of your Bible translation?

Be honest, does this true Ekklesia Bible translation teach that we do -not need true instructions from God to be saved.

 

The Ekklesia Bible translation.  1Timothy {4:16} Take heed to yourself, and to the instructions. Continue in these things; for in doing this [lawful work] you shall save both yourself and them that hear you. 

 

Here is a question you must answer for your salvation to your God, Who and What is the Religion of your Bible translators that gives you what they call instructions (doctrine) from God? Some Bible translation teach there is no instructions from God needed to be saved. The Ekklesia Bible translation shows as a prerequisite, there are instructions from God (doctrine)  that you need to know and you must do the work before you can be Saved?

 

Most Bible translations translate to teach you do not need to know any instructions from God to be saved. If your Bible is teaching you do not need to know instructions from God to be saved, do you know where the source of the religious instructions of these Bible translators came from?

 

 Do you know the beliefs or the religions of your Bible translators?  Bible translations are made to make you believe the same as your Bible translator. So what is the religion of your Bible translator that you trust for your precious eternity.  Do you read the ancient languages of the Bible to compare what your Bible translators give as Greek 'Catechism"  or "the translated instructions making the claim their translation source is from God."

 

The religion of some Bible translators makes their translated Bibles to say you do not need to know the truth in the instruction from God to be saved.

 

Most popular Bible translations are made to get numbers of people.  The true Ekklesia Bible translation is made to convince people of integrity and quality in the numbers of people.

 

If your Bible translators has a religion that is "liberal" meaning a loose religion and they of a loose religion make your Bible translation, you will Lose and you will not get a true Bible translation from those that make "the loose" Bible translations. 

 

Reason these facts, If we are so concerned about the religions of those whom we know have made the most popular Bible translations, we make this bold claim that we have discovered facts that salvation can not be found written in any of the most popular of all Bible translations.  We must make a true Ekklesia Bible translation through the warfare conduct of Ekklesia established by our heavenly Father "Yahweh."

 

This restoration of the Ekklesia Bible is making many enemies by the millions. False Bible translators hate this true Ekklesia Bible translation.  Sinners that refuse to repent of their sins hate this Ekklesia Bible translation. Preachers that preach only for money and power over their congregation hate this true Ekklesia Bible translation. When this Bible  translation is so revealing to show clearly the apostasy of all the most popular Bibles translations people love their false Bible translations that give them freedom to continue to sin.   All the most popular Bible translations are made to twist, maligned and mistranslate their Bibles to totally rip the power out of the gospel of God to convince from their false gospel record in their false Bible translations.

 

We know for certain through the internet, this Ekklesia Bible translation has already been downloaded for free world wide and this Ekklesia Bible translation has now has already circumvented the entire world.  Outside the United States, the most downloads of The Ekklesia Bible are sent to China and Russia.

 

There is a hot militant warfare being made for your salvation in Bible translations.

Beware of "Fake News" already is being made by the gates of hell against the Ekklesia Bible translation.

 

We reason -any Bible translation that promotes a different but true instruction given  from God (Doctrine) the Ekklesia Bible translation shows in all the more popular Bible translations that are clearly promoting apostasy in their Bible translations  and then there must be made "The continual open warfare of Ekklesia made against the Gates of Hell" in the Ekklesia Bible translation. 

 

Millions of Enemies of this Ekklesia Bible translation are gearing up for the fight against instruction that makes the claim to restore the purpose of hot militant warfare of Ekklesia established by God to protect His law. Only through the Established Ekklesia will make a more perfect Bible translation. In the entire world this Ekklesia Bible is the only translated Bible that is making the claim to be restoring open warfare in a great competition needed to restore truth in Bible translations. The more popular Bible translations remove this great competition from their Bible translations so they can attract more of their kinds of believers and to sell more of their translated Bibles. 

 

Ekklesia Document Errata.

We the Ekklesia are just starting the restoration of the truth in the Ekklesia Bible translation.  If you are reasonable, then with patience let us show with clear evidence we will prove to you without a doubt we need this restoring the Ekklesia Bible translation. If you are not proud, We will prove to you that The Ekklesia of Christ exercise great care and attention to detail in order to prevent the introduction of errors in this Bible translation. We must admit concerning errors there is no Bible translation in the entire world that can make such a claim that their Bible is without scribal or grammatical Errors.    Nuance of some Bible words absolutely can not be translated into English so if nuance can not be translated but only when interpreted leaves room for dispute. To make the most perfect Bible translation is the reason our heavenly Father established the warfare conduct of the entire Ekklesia.  Through deliberations of the Ekklesia will keep the design established by God to make this Bible translation a more perfect Bible translation.

 

In the ancient manuscripts nothing is believed to be written as "instruction needed for your salvation" that would cause Bible scholars to believe there are any written records for salvation that are "ambiguous."

 

There is hard instruction from our God. For a purpose to divide the careless and lazy it is true some instructions from God that are needed to be saved are made hard to find.

Matthew {7:13} Enter you in by the hard to find and the hard to get through gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many are they that enter in there. {7:14} For hard to find and hard to get through is the gate, and narrow is the way, that leads unto life, and few are they that find it. 

 

In ancient Israel there was a great wall made around Jerusalem for the day of assault by the enemy.  There was a need for a hidden place in the wall for the friend to enter the city by a hidden gate during a siege by the enemy. "The strait gate" was made so narrow that only one person at a time could go through this hidden hard to find and hard to get through strait gate.  

 

 Once found the instructions from God needed to be saved are not made hard to be understood."  We believe all our instruction in how to be saved is made very clear in the ancient languages. Only false Bible translations are made to cloud the instruction making hard to understand what truth is.

 

 It is so sad but we are warned by Christ that the "gate" of our instruction in how to be saved is made hard to find and hard to get through and only a few will ever find the way that leads to life or eternal salvation.

 

To separate the self deceived, the lazy and the careless our God for a good purpose does make learning truth in how to be saved hard to find and hard to get through.

 

Ekklesia Bible translation.  Mat{7:22} Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by your name, and by your name cast out demons, and by your name do many mighty works? {7:23} And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work without law.

 

Ekklesia Bible translation Luke 16:16  The [written] law [through Moses] and the prophets [were] until John: from that time the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and every man enters by force into it. {16:17} But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tittle of the [written] law [through Moses] to fall.

 

This Ekklesia Bible translation will make salvation easier to find for millions.

Only False Bible translations made with Bias of men (and women) with the purpose to promote different religions that translate the most popular Bible translations making false instructions an making the Bible records is far more complex. 

 

 

We believe for our salvation, this Ekklesia Bible translations is superior to any other Bible translation in the entire world.  Clearly because of the record clearly requires truth in knowledge of understanding the instructions from God in how to be saved (Doctrine), The record for our salvation is designed by God to be perfected only by the more multitudes of the scholarly minds of the majority of believers, for this reason  this beginning Ekklesia Bible translation can not be set in concrete as "Status Quo."

 

Think about this wisdom of our God, like any science  the more scholarly minds that debate for truth in Bible translations will make a more perfect Ekklesia Bible translation.  However we do not believe any instructions needed for salvation is written in the Ekklesia Bible as being ambiguous.

 

Then the quality and exactness to make the more perfect Bible translation becomes totally dependant on past and future deliberation made by the most learned Bible scholars of the Entire Ekklesia of Christ. The question is on which side will you choose to take in this warfare, ether join to unite in salvation through The Ekklesia Bible translation or chose a church Bible translations that will only divide the Holy People?

 

We in this the infant Ekklesia Bible translation, is made in past and future by the entire  Ekklesia must take the course to unite the entire world of the Holy People in a true Bible translation needed for our salvation.  We choose at the first for the Holy People to write and to restore the true name of God as is written by Moses and other Old and New Testament Bible writers.  The true name of God is clearly written and spoken "Yahweh."   The Hebrew “the name of YHWH” has synonyms for “YHWH” which for the Holy Person when spoken or written and the intent is in meaning the same person as other names such as Jehovah, God, Lord.

 

We are more specific to unite the Holy People and to settle all our disputes, to speak or to transliterate the true written name "Yahweh" from the original name written by Moses. We are not being "over literal" as some make complaint, but follow exact to the written record the name Yahweh in the true Ekklesia Bible transliteration. The name "Yahweh" is clearly written by Moses and other Bible writers of the Old Testament, then why remove this true written name from their original written records just because the same certain -apostate unwritten -law of the Jews reject anything written for their Salvation. Do you fully understand the gravity of what was just stated?   It was the apostate Jews in their unwritten law that stopped allowing the true Name of God to be mentioned.

 

Think about this fact, the only reason the true name of God is not written or spoken is from the -unwritten or the oral law of the apostate Jews in their unwritten law (The Halakhah or the Walk) because the Pharisee Jews reject -any of the written law from God through Moses for their salvation. Yet they made the claim their unwritten law was made on the foundation of the law through Moses.   You as a novice Bible student will never learn from your most popular Bible translation in New Testament writings to learn that the apostle Paul at one time rejected his salvation from the written law of God through Moses. While under the name "Saul" the apostle Paul at one time kept an unwritten law of the Mind "the Halakah (The Walk).

 

Once you learn why religious apostates like the Pharisee removed this name "Yahweh" from their oral or their unwritten "law" their Halakhah (The Walk). Take careful note, the unwritten oral law "The Halakhah" (The Walk) of the Pharisees is a law that supersedes over the written Law of Moses similar to the Catholic Catechism that supersedes over anything written in the Bible. The Halakhah of the Pharisees was a law similar to the law of the book of Mormon or the "Pearl of Great Price" of the Mormons that supersedes over anything written in the Bible.  The religious sects of the -apostate Jews and Israelites became the majority and if you speak or write this true name of "Yahweh" death was the penalty.   Because of their wicked apostate religions of the sect of the Pharisee Jews that reject anyone's rights to speak or write the true name of God is no reason for Christians to reject the true spoken or the true written name of Yahweh.

 

 Some Jewish rabbis that reject the written law through Moses asserted that "a person who pronounces YHVH according to its letters (instead of using a substitute) has no place in the World to Come, and should be put to death."

 

When we read The history of the  Israelites and Jews that refused to speak or write the true name of God, or under the penalty of death, they by their unwritten law did not allow anyone to speak the true name of "Yahweh," but the name was clearly written there in their Torah and written history proves the Pharisees were so wicked in their apostasy and idolatry and clearly rejecting the instructions from Yahweh they in rejection of  the written truth had good reason not to speak or write the true name of "Yahweh." 

 

Our Brother Rotherham (Church of Christ) yes our brother in "a Church." In all his magnificent work in translating the "Emphasized Bible" translation, for the restoration movement of the Church of Christ. Rotherham was restoring some of the most important truth to the Bible record, in his restoring all truth in Bible translations he failed miserably. The entire Bible with the Old Testament appeared in 1902. Much of this Emphasized Bible translation is the work of Joseph Rotherham. In the Emphasized Bible translation he -did restore the true name "Yahweh" but he did not actually restore other very important Bible names such as the name "Ekklesia" the principle word meaning is the tool established by God to protect truth in warfare made against the gates of hell.  Clearly our brother knew the Greek word Ekklesia was mistranslated so he only mistranslated the word Ekklesia with the less important meaning as only a "Congregation." 

If our brother would have only opened his Bible translations to allow dispute, and then allowed the entire Ekklesia to deliberate through Ekklesia and decide what truth in Bible translation is, this Emphasized Bible translation would have completely destroyed every other Bible translation in the entire world.

 

Where we agree, Rotherham is correct when he gives "This analysis of this ghost word {Jehovah], Erroneously written and pronounced Jehovah," or "Yehovah"  which is merely a combination of the sacred Tetragrammaton and the vowel in the Hebrew word for Lord, substituted by the Jews for YHWH, because they shrank from pronouncing The Name…To give the name YHWH the vowels of the word for Lord (Heb. Adonai) and pronounce it Jehovah, is about as hybrid a combination as it would be to spell the name Germany with the vowels in the name Portugal –viz., Gormuna” (In the introduction to The Emphasized Bible, editor Joseph Rotherham writes, see page.24-25).

 

The true transliterated name of Christ as is the most written name "Y'ehsus" Rotherham did not mention just once the need for the true written name of Christ in his Emphasized Bible translation. Why do none Catholics accept “Jesus” as the Catholic name of their Christ? We reason if the true transliterated name of God is important to be correctly transliterated then the true transliterated name of Christ is just as important.

 

Today there is great warfare being made over the true written name of the true transliterated (not translated) name of the Christ (See our treatise on how this true transliterated name is to be correctly transliterated).  To be grammatically written correct the most written Greek and Hebrew name of Christ is transliterated as "Y'ehsus." (this transliteration in the Ekklesia Bible is open for dispute.) In this Ekklesia Bible translation we with purpose to settle the argument once and for all time so that no one can make a charge against a true Bible transliteration of the most written name of Christ is "Y'ehsus." 

 

In this Ekklesia Bible the transliterated name "Y'ehsus" is transliterated from the most trusted grammatical Rules from the most trusted "Koine or Common Greek" grammarians. In the most written name of Christ, We choose to use the apostrophe -only as a diacritical mark meaning the phonetic softening of the spoken letter "Y."

 

To prove to self how the true name of Christ should be written, Run an online search and see how Many Bible scholars simply write the true transliterated name of Christ as "Y’ehsus." If the majority of the Ekklesia reasons a better way of spelling the true name of Christ, make your dispute before the entire Ekklesia at this web site www.ekklesiabibleproject.com . Read our Article on the world of different translated names of Christ when the world of Holy People should and could speak the same Name.  We invite such reasoning so all Holy People can unite to decide how the true phonetic name of Christ must to be written and let the entire Ekklesia vote to decide so we can all unite to speak the same name of Christ and to stop our division over how to write or pronounce the most written Greek name of Christ.

 

Read the warning of this prophecy we show and learn truth in the results of the restoration in Bible translation for your salvation and for your eternal life. Do you believe in the fulfilling of Bible prophecy.  The Ekklesia Bible translation is fulfilling the restoration of the established Ekklesia, the removal of names of blasphemy in all the most popular Bible translations and the restoration of the laws of God.

 

The most important change in Bible "Set times" to worship is not mentioned once by Rotherham in the Emphasized Bible translation. Or brother did not know "set times" was changed in his or other Bible translations. Note not once did our brother Rotherham mention the need to restore to the Bible record in "The Complete Change in the laws of God" discovered in all the most popular Bible Translations.  Easy to see Laws of God are changed in all the most popular Bible translations.

 

Be honest what do you know for certain about the written miracles of "Astronomical Set Times of God" that put the most awesome convincing power of God in the gospel record that will convince millions to become Holy People of God.  If you know any true "Set Times of God to worship" for certain, then you did not learn about these "Set Time" from just one the most popular Bible translations.  "All" take note -All The most Popular Bible translations remove from the Bible record all the true "Set Times" of God, times set by God to Worship.  -All the most popular Bible translations translate to teach the artificial time keeping that completely wrecks and makes cripple the true gospel record. 

 

 The Ekklesia Bible translation is fulfilling prophecy by restoring true "gospel  records" of the awesome miracles of  astronomical  "set times" of God to worship that are mentioned first in this prophecy of Daniel.  Some knowledge of astronomy is necessary to understand these awesome astronomical miracles of God that when restored in Bible translations, true "Set Times" will restore to put the power of God back into the translated Bible records of the gospel of Christ to convince the most doubtful the Bible is from God.

 

Here is the Prophecy we make claim to be fulfilling.  Discover can you be made to believe for certain in today's fulfilling this Prophecy?

 

 Daniel {7:23} Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and shall devour the entire earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. {7:24} And as for the ten horns, out of this kingdom shall ten kings arise: and another [the eleventh horn] shall arise after them; and he shall be different from the [other kings], and he shall defeat three kings. {7:25} And he [the eleventh horn] shall speak [blasphemous] words against the Most High, and [blasphemous words] shall deceive the Holy People of the Most High; and he [the eleventh horn] shall think [he can] change the set times [to worship] and [change] the laws [of the most high]; and they [the deceived Holy People] shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time.

Take note the Holy People of God can not be deceived by this wicked ruler but only from the disciples of the deceiver making false Bible translations for the Holy People.

1) This Ekklesia Bible translation is beginning the fulfilling prophecy of the restoration in true Ekklesia Bible translation. This Bible translation is restoring the Laws of God that are changed in all the most popular Bible translations.  "Laws of God" are changed that deceive the Holy People of God and cause the Holy People to be rejected and after being deceived by false Bible translations the record is stating very clear that God will put the deceived Holy Person into the hand (or dominion) of their deceiver. In this restoring Bible Laws in Translation is needed because clearly laws of God are mistranslated in all the most popular translated Bibles to say that the Holy Person are not under an law from God. The apostle Paul clearly Said the Holy People are under the law or they have their boast in the law of Faith (Greek "Nomos") ( See Romans 3:27).

 

2) Ekklesia Bible is Fulfilling prophecy The change Bible "Set times" of God that are mistranslated in all the most popular translated Bibles are being restored in this Bible translations. Restored in this Ekklesia Bible translation is the astronomical miracles of set time events and times set to worship are restored to the awesome Supper hour of God that has been changed in Bible translations by the Catholic church to parallel their pagan sunrise "break Your Fast hour."   

 

Awesome Miracles of astronomical "Set Times to worship" and the time paralleling these Astronomical Miracles that put the great power in the gospel of our God to convince that the Bible record is from God are being restored in these Ekklesia Bible translations. Until you study this change in Bible "Set Times" to worship God, you can not  begin to see the twisting in Bible mistranslations made in all the most popular Bible translations.   The true gospel of Christ has been ripped apart and has totally been crippled and made near powerless to convince because the gospel of Christ has been changed in all the most popular Bible translations.

 

In the Ekklesia Bible translation, First read the creation record in Genesis chapter one to learn how our God measures his solar Bible days. Then study the restoration of the true resurrection moment of the Christ in the Ekklesia Bible and then compare to most popular Bible translations (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:8; Luke 24:1: John 20:1) .

 

Believing Truth in the resurrection of Christ is the back bone  of convincing the Bible students to quickly make true believers in Christ. This is the fact, Only true believers in Christ will get up from off their backside and obey Christ and then go to work and make more true believers in Christ. The only reason the Holy People of God do not multiply by thousands today and by the millions tomorrow is only because of their unbelief. The most conservative "churches" are dying on the vine only because of their unbelief.  The Ekklesia Bible translation restores truth in Bible translations to make true believers in Christ.

 

3) Fulfilling prophecy, in this Ekklesia Bible translation names of blasphemy are being removed that are found in other Bible translations that deceive the Holy People of God. Read Ekklesia Revelation chapters 17 and 18.  This Bible translations is made with a purpose to remove from other Bible translations false or blasphemous names found written in all the other more popular Bible translations their "Names and words of blasphemy" that are "riddled to the full" in all their Bible translations. Names of blasphemy are made to deceive the Holy People of God.  The name "Church" is just one name of blasphemy that deceives the Holy People and is removed and is transliterated in the Ekklesia Bible translation.

 

The name "Church" is the direct derivative of the Latin name of a sexual fertility goddess of round things by the name of "Circe."  The God of the Bible did not start any thing like any kind of any passive church. After the resurrection of the Christ for the first three hundred years of history there was no written history or the derivative of the blasphemous name of any "Church." People that translate or copy the ancient writings change the name Ekklesia to the false word church. Constantine in the early fourth century stopped the conduct of "Ekklesia" (the Latin Ecclesiam) and started the first church ever to exist on planet earth. The Catholic Church is telling us the truth she is "the first church" ever to exist on planet earth.  What the leaders of the Catholic church does not tell us truth is who started the Catholic Church or when she was started as the mother of all churches on planet earth.   The Catholic Church is the mother of all churches in the entire world including the Church of Satan in San Francisco. "The Holy People of God" or the people of God that are deceived by false Bible translations made by the mother church that will give instructions that only make her more daughter churches.  We are warned to "come out of the false teaching of your mother church" or else you will suffer the same consequence as the mother of all churches.

 

Note this warning is made by the apostle John to "the Holy People" or "the deceived people of God," churches that have "Holy People of God" in  churches but they are deceived by their mother the Catholic church. Note the words that give warning from Heaven to "MY PEOPLE."

Rev {18:4} And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, my people,  Come forth out of her [the great  church whore], that you have no fellowship with her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues: {18:5} for her sins have reached even unto heaven, and God has remembered her works without law. [amplifying in brackets is mine.]

 

We through the restoration of Ekklesia declare we are fulfilling this prophecy.  Daniel {7:26} But judgment of the court [of the Ekklesia] shall be seated, and they [the Holy People] shall [judge] to take away his dominion [to deceive], to consume and to destroy it unto the end. {7:27} And the [restored] kingdom and the dominion, and the [restored] greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the Holy People of the Most High: his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and the entire rule of all nations shall serve and obey Him [The Most high God].

 

  Note do not believe or be terrified of dooms day preachers, the end of time will not come until this prophecy is completely fulfilled Daniel 7:27; "The entire rule of all nations shall serve and obey Him [The Most high God]."

 

 The accuracy of this prophet Daniel is totally amazing. Believe Daniel, restoration of the everlasting kingdom of God to the Holy People is now being restored to truth in this Ekklesia Bible translation. Laws of God are being restored. True Bible time and the awesome miracles of our only God Yahweh in astronomical miracles of "Set Times" to worship are being restored in this true Bible translation. Understand our purpose is to remove "Names of blasphemy" in other translated Bibles are being removed in this restoring true Ekklesia Bible translation.

 

This Ekklesia Bible translation is the only open for dispute Bible translation in the entire world (that we know of). This Ekklesia Bible is designed by our God in translations must always be open for dispute and we will deliberate the most important salvation issues before all concerning this true Bible translation.  Some of us that deliberate for this Ekklesia Bible translation will very soon pass on. ( I am ninety one years old.) Others that believe will take our place to promote the established warfare of Ekklesia. 

 

This Ekklesia Bible translation is the fulfilling of prophecy and the warning given by Daniel about the wicked ruler Constantine that God will allow the "Eleventh Horn" a wicked Roman ruler to Change the Bible records to deceive the Holy People of God, in the everlasting kingdom of God (see Ekklesia Bible translation in Daniel 7:25-27).  Note the warning; God will give the careless Holy People that are deceived over to the hand of their deceiver for a time and for a dividing of time. The Holy People through Ekklesia will restore laws of God, Holy Persons will removes names of blasphemy from the translated Bible records. Holy People will restore "set times" to worship.

 

We declare that this "time" of the deception of the Holy People made by the Great Whore is completely come to the end for the Holy People of God. We in this true Bible translations  are restoring truth to the Holy People in restoring the hot militant warfare made by the Ekklesia of our God against the Great whore and against the gates of  hell that has deceived the Holy People of God for over seventeen hundred years.

 

Take careful note this wicked ruler Constantine will create names of blasphemy to deceive the Holy People of God. Also see how Rev 17:3 gives the same warning in Prophecy about names of Blasphemy that deceives the Holy People of God.

 

 

Daniel gives warnings that the wicked ruler (Constantine) will think he is an earth god that has rights to change Bible Laws of God (read this book "Constantine The Great" by John Holland Smith from your local Library.

 

 

The Ekklesia Bible project web site is made to restore the purpose to deliberate and then to vote for or against any controversial Bible translation considered by the majority of the Ekklesia to be important to be deliberated. Today this makes the only true open for dispute Ekklesia Bible translation the first time in the history of restoring to entire world (that we know of).  The written use of the translated Bible word Ekklesia will explain what the purpose of the Ekklesia of God is when compared to the false translation of the passive name "Church. The name "Church is mistranslated into Bibles and most all churches have completely stopped the established court of deliberation of any and all Competition needed to discover what truth is.

 

In this Bible translation you will discover that the God of the Bible did not establish anything like any kind of any passive name "church" on planet earth.  The word "church" is created by The pagan Roman Emperor Constantine, a man that thought he was an earth god "Changed Bible Set times of God and it is his dominion (edict of Constantine) that adds the "blasphemous name "Circe" to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Over the centuries the name "Circe" has evolved to become a "Church" in false translated Bible records for the only purpose to stop the warfare conduct of the Ekklesia (The Roman Latin Ecclesiam).

 

The Ekklesia of God was established by God to keep the Holy People of God united in truth in how to keep true instructions from God.  Names of blasphemy created by the Great whore to deceive the Holy People of God (Rev 17:3b). The blasphemous word "Church" is falsely mistranslated in all the most popular Bible translations.

 

The best record that shows the primary purpose of Ekklesia of Christ is designed by our God to settle disputes over doctrine (instructions) in source of law through deliberation. (See the best example of the conduct of Ekklesia needed to settle disputes over doctrine is found in Acts chapter fifteen).

 

Today the majority of the original restoration movement of the Church of Christ has altogether stopped in the conduct of Ekklesia. However take note; in the beginning of the restoration movement that did cause the "church of Christ" at the first through conduct of Ekklesia, they begin to multiply Holy People by the thousands in the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century. Again take note of the last two great movements of the Church of Christ in the last century, the Cross Roads movement and the Boston movement. At their first only  in part trough conduct of Ekklesia they begin to multiply Holy People of God by the thousands. Their greater problems were the conduct selves as churches and without the full conduct of Ekklesia to settle truth and doctrine (Instructions from God) in their feuding, backbiting and many disputes over doctrine (instructions making the claim to be from God). So they split and they splintered and now their fast multiplying both have become defunct of their once overwhelming zeal to win souls to Christ by the multiplied thousands.

 

  The last movement before division, Established thousands of places of worship all over the world. Imagine what the world would be like today if they only could have conduct selves as Ekklesia to establish truth in their doctrine and to settle their differences that divided them.

 

Yes The Cross Roads  and the Boston Movements had scriptural problems but if they only had conduct of Ekklesia by all participating in resolving all these problems they would still be multiplying Holy People by the thousands and drawing closer to true knowledge of God in truth every day.

 

The "Ekklesia" of God" is established by God when He laid the foundation of the earth and the name and the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek word "Ekklesia" is found written throughout The Greek records of both the Old and New Testaments.

 

The primary purpose that God has established the hot militant warfare for His Ekklesia is nothing like any passive name of any "church" in the entire world.  When you read or hear the word "Ekklesia"  think of hot militant warfare [a tug of war] that is continually being made by the Holy People of God against the gates of Hades or Hell (See words of Christ in the Ekklesia Bible Mat 16:18).   This fact of hot militant warfare is clearly established by Christ and not one Bible Dictionary or Bible Lexicon (that we know of) gives this fierce warfare of the Ekklesia as their word definition for what the purpose of the Bible word "Ekklesia" is. Thayer's Lexicon gives this true word definition for the Greeks in Athens Greece but he does not clearly show this conduct of the court of the Ekklesia of Christ has the same purpose to determine source of law the same as the court of the most ancient Ekklesia of the Greeks in Athens.

  

Here is one Bible verse in the Greek Old Testament Septuagint that gives a record of conducting the wrong kind of "Ekklesia" and this wrong kind of court of Ekklesia that is against God and against the purpose of the Ekklesia established by God. The primary purpose of the COURT IN WARFARE OF THE EKKLESIA OF GOD is designed by God to protect truth and to unite and to keep united the Holy People of God. Then the conduct of a passive "Church" can be divided and will divide and churches can be scattered which "Church" is nothing like the true purpose of the Ekklesia established by God.

 

Here we quote to show what the purpose is in conduct of the Ekklesia of God from the Hebrew word "Qahal" to the Greek Septuagint "Ekklesia."   Genesis {49:5} Simeon and Levi are brethren; Weapons of violence are their swords. {49:6} O my soul, come not you unto their Ekklesia, my glory, you be not united; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they hocked an ox. {49:7} a cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.   

 

The "Ekklesia of God is in the hot militant warfare with purpose established by God as a "court" or council with purpose to protect Truth and to settle disputes and to keep the Holy People of God united in truth.

 

Note this record of the true Bible translation of the purpose of the "Ekklesia" of the pagan goddess Diana in this Bible record.  Acts {19:38} if therefore Demetrius, and the craftsmen that are with him, have a matter against any man, the lawful courts [of the Ekklesia] are open, and there are proconsuls: let them accuse one another. {19:39} But if you seek anything about other matters, it shall be established in the lawful [court of] the Ekklesia. {19:40} For indeed we are in danger to be accused concerning this day's riot, there being no cause [for it]: and as touching it we shall not be able to give account of this concourse. {19:41} And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the Ekklesia.

 

 Now hear the true words of Christ concerning the purpose of hot militant warfare being made by his Ekklesia against the gates of hell.

 

Matthew   {16:13} Now when Y'ehsus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of man is? {16:14} And they said, Some [say] John the Immerser; some, Elijah; and others, Yeremiah, or one of the prophets. {16:15} He said unto them, But who say you that I am? {16:16} And Simon Petros [The Small Stone] answered and said, you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.  {16:17} And Y'ehsus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon son of-Jonah: for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father who is in heaven. {16:18} And I also say unto you, that you are Petros [the Small Stone]  but in this Petra [in me the unconquerable mountain fortress], I will edify [the court of] my Ekklesia; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against her.       {16:19} I will give unto you [my Ekklesia] the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and what ever you [my Ekklesia] shall bind on earth is already bound in heaven; and what ever you [my Ekklesia] shall loose on earth shall be what is already loosed in heaven.

 

The primary purpose of The Ekklesia of Christ. is a hot militant warfare made against the gates of  Hell.  The enemy of the Holy People that tries to deceive the Holy People of God by changing what God has bound in heaven.  Without Ekklesia Daniel prophesies that the gates of Hell can and will deceive the Holy People of God (see Daniel 7:).  When the "gates of hell” mistranslate their Bibles to change and Bind what God has loosed in heaven.  The purpose of the warfare made by the Ekklesia of Christ is made against the false teaching of the Gates that lead to death (separation from God) of the deceived spirit into the gates that lead the Holy People to death in hell.

 

In the Bible translation of the gates of hell,  they will mistranslate to "loose"  "What God has bound in heaven," The gates of hell in their Bible translations will make loose from the law of God. What God has loosed in heaven the gates of hell in their Bible translations they will make bound.

 

Take very careful note of the warning. Daniel gives warning to stop the conduct of "Ekklesia" from learning truth in Bible translation and to replace Ekklesia with a passive church the "Holy People of God" will be "overcome" (See how the wicked ruler "Constantine" and The gates of hell  did "Prevail" over the Holy People" when the Holy People were deceived by the edict of Constantine to stop the conduct of Ekklesia and start churches the Holy People ever since has been deceived).

 

Holy People can be deceived only when they stop Ekklesia to become churches only then can the "gates of Hell prevail or overcome the Holy People in spiritual warfare.

 

Daniel {7:21} I beheld, and the same [eleventh] horn [Constantine] made war with the Holy People, and prevailed against them.

 {7:22} until the ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the Holy People of the Most High, and the time came that the Holy People took repossession of the kingdom. {Amplifying in brackets is mine.]

 

In warfare, The Ekklesia Bible is correctly translated to fight against the gates of hell and this Ekklesia Bible translation will help the deceived Holy People of God to take -repossession of the kingdom of God.

 

This The Ekklesia Bible is in continual Electronic Edit Mode as disputes over Bible translations are settled by the court of the entire Ekklesia to make the most trusted Ekklesia Bible translation in the entire world.  On this web site www.ekklesiabibleproject.com keep looking for print and other changes in this open Bible translation and see what the changes are to make your salvation certain.

    

We the Ekklesia of Christ believe there will come a time that a world of computer programmers will volunteer to help make this special web site made to deliberate to settle any disputes, help to make this Bible translation easier to read and to unite the Holy People of God. Even now you can easily learn how to use this electronic version of the Ekklesia Bible translation.

 

 If you are not computer savvy do not let what appears to be complicated, stop you from learning how to use this Ekklesia Bible. Like driving a car, in trial and error, you can easily learn how to use this Ekklesia Bible translation.

 

For the student, verse search is made electronic easy to use any search engine for books and chapters by simply learning to use the prefix as a quick reference. For the Bible Teacher or Preacher to find and to quickly show on a monitor and then hear the Bible speak the verse out loud to the audience can be manipulated simply by just giving the correct verse number or numbers in braces.

 

In the future For the Preacher or Bible teachers of the Ekklesia, to easy program verse search to instantly find and read the text out loud or just listen to the Ekklesia Bible, Braces "{ }" are added for electronic sound text speaker.  Multiplied thousands upon thousands of" Braces" are added to the electronic version so you can use the computer to manipulate to project the word on to a screen and at the same time speak the text of the Bible. You can eliminate speaking so many verse numbers that speaking numbers can cause to distract from what is being said.

 

Many hands with laborious and tiresome nights and days of adding braces and the time killing search for mistakes to try and make certain numbers will make this the Bible of choice for Bible teachers or for those who like to listen to the Bible speak. In this Bible, translation braces are added so that your computer can be made to read the text of this Bible without reading the verse numbers. To find and read a verse, Learn the prefix numbers and you can easily find the verse number.

 

The huge task to make the Ekklesia Bible ready to print then all these multitudes of numbers and the braces must be removed from the electronic version and leave only chapter and verse numbers.  

 

 We recommend the software "Text Aloud" by "Next Up Software" for the Ekklesia Bible translation. We ask this company to make their software more compatible and more user friendly for the Ekklesia Bible.  The most human-like voices are "Mike" and "Mary" voices that are made by AT&T software. 

 

 In the electronic versions of the Ekklesia Bible is written in the front of each Book of The Ekklesia Bible is given a prefix letter and number. The letter "O" is the prefix for the Old Testament. The Letter "N" is the prefix for the New Testament.  

 

Learn the order numbers of the Books of the Ekklesia Bible. Use this example go to search to find the book of "Exodus" chapter 12 verse 1. The First step is to go to search and write the prefix number is O2)12 --- (The "O" is for the Old Testament, the number "2)" is for the order number of the book of Exodus and the "12" is the chapter number.  

 

Next, make this easy verse search, to find Matthew Chapter 16:18  go to the computer search, then write the prefix is N1)16 (the "N" is for the New Testament, the order number of Matthew is one. N1), The last number "n1)16" is the chapter number.  We also add The last numbers in the index reveals how many chapters are in each book.

  

 

     Old Testament (The Old Covenant)

book number Name and chapter numbers in the book

O1) Genesis (50)              O21) Ecclesiastes (12)

O2)   Exodus (40)             O22) Song of Solomon (8)

O3)   Leviticus (27)         O23) Isaiah (66)

O4)   Numbers (36)           O24) Jeremiah (52)

O5)   Deuteronomy (34)   O25) Lamentations (5)

O6)   Joshua (24)               O26) Ezekiel   (48)

O7    Judges (21)               O27) Daniel   (12)

O8)   Ruth    (4)                 O28) Hosea   (14)

O9) 1Samuel (31)             O29) Joel    (3)

O10) 2Samuel (24)            O30) Amos (9)

O11)  1Kings  (22)             O31 Obadiah (1)

O12)  2Kings  (25)             O32) Jonah (4)

O13)  1Chron (29)              O33) Micah  (7)

O14)  2Chron (36)              O34) Nahum (3)

O15)  Ezra     (10)               O35) Habakkuk (3)

O16)  Nehemiah (13)          O36) Zephaniah (3)

O17)  Esther   (10)              O37)  Haggai  (2)

O18)  Job     (42)                 O38) Zechariah (14)

O19) Psalms  (150)             O39) Malachi (4)

O20) Proverbs (31)         

 

 

New Testament (The New Covenant)

 

N1) Matthew (28 Chapters)  N15) 1Timothy  (6)

N2) Mark    (16)                   N16) 2Timothy  (4)

N) Luke    (24)                      N17)  Titus  (3)

N4) John    (20)                     N18)  Philemon (1)

N5) Acts    (28)                     N19)  Hebrews (13)

N6) Romans (16)                  N20)  James (5)

N7) 1Corinthians (16)          N21) 1Petros (5)

N8) 2Corinthians (13)          N22) 2Petros (3)

N9) Galatians    (6)               N23) 1John (5)

N10) Ephesians (6)               N24)  2John (1)

N11) Philippians (4)             N25)  3John (1)

N12) Colossians (4)             N26)  Jude (1)

N13) 1Thessolonians (5)     N27) Revelation (22)

N14)  2Thessolonians (3)

 

MORE TRANSLATION NOTES ABOUT THE CREATION RECORD

The restoration of the gospel truth in this Bible translations, we believe will convince to begin to multiply Holy People of God by the millions just like the Holy People were being multiplied by the millions in the first three hundred years.  Truth restored in this in this true translated Ekklesia Bible record, it is easy to prove that Christ fulfilled the only sign of "Bible time" to prove he is the Christ.

 

The only sign is the sign of Jonah. "I went to the bottom of the Mountains." three full days and three full nights in the heart (the deepest parts) of the earth (Mat 12:38-40).

 

Jonah {2:6} I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The earth with its bars [closed] upon me for ever: yet have you brought up my life from the pit, O Yahweh my God.

When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Yahweh; And my prayer came in unto you, into your holy temple.

 

The spirit of Christ went to the lowest parts of the earth and he was resurrected from out of the lowest parts of the earth. Ephesians {4:7} But unto each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ. {4:8} Therefore he said, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, And gave gifts unto men. {4:9} (Now this, "He ascended," what is it but that he also descended into the lowest parts of the earth? {4:10} He that descended [to the lowest parts of the earth]  is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)

 

 

The sign of the Christ our redeemer and "In the heart of the earth "or' (in the deepest parts of the earth) Three full days and three full nights (Mat 12:38-40).

 

One of the most damming of all false Bible translations is false Bible translations that will make their mistranslated Bible record teach that Christ lied about being full three days and three nights in the heart of the Earth. False Bible translations make a world of unbelievers and a world of Bible agnostics when they translate their Bibles in an ancient pagan artificial time keeping and making Christ appear to be a liar. Then because of false Bible translations complete ignorant and foolish men will make all kinds of the most stupid arguments to try and prove Christ did not mean to say that he will be (looking backwards) three full light periods and three full dark periods in the heart of the earth.

 

In this true Ekklesia Bible translation is restoring "the sight observe natural occurring time mode" this Ekklesia Bible is easy to prove the fact that Christ was in the Heart of the earth three full dark periods and three full light periods (time fulfilled in that order).   Paul said Christ was resurrected from out of the Deepest parts of the earth or from out of the heart of the Earth (like the spirit of Jonah that when his "soul" (spirit) fainted [Only temporarily separated from his body] the spirit of Jonah actually went to the bottom of the mountains (the heart of the earth).

Geologic fact, A mountain is floating in the molten magma of the earth is like an ice berg floating in the ocean.  The larger part of the mountain rest much deeper into the molten magma of the earth.

 

 The day Christ died he will fulfill prophecy, Daniel prophesies that Christ will stop the sacrifice and the oblation "in the middle of the GREEK Sabbaton"  (the middle of the seven day solar cycle or the fourth solar day of the Hebrew "Shebuah"). Christ in his crucifixion will -Stop the sacrifice and oblation in the middle of the seven-day solar cycle the Greek "Sabbaton," (the Hebrew Shebuah).  "The crucifixion on middle of the Sabbaton is the fourth day of creation" (see Dan 9:27). This solar day of the Luke 22:7 the crucifixion on day of preparation of Passover (is the Day to kill the lambs). In the modern artificial time the fourth day of creation will encompass the artificial measure of Tuesday night and the daylight period of Wednesday.

 

Note Luke 23:54 Christ was crucified on the fourth day of creation and finished being entombed at the beginning supper hour of God at the beginning of the new solar day, the Greek "Epiphosko" (dusk or lighting up the night) of the new solar the beginning of the fifth day and time to celebrate the Old Passover of Israel. Christ was finished being entombed as the new day at dusk on the beginning night of the solar day to celebrate the Jewish Passover (Luke 23:54).

 

Mat 28:1 Christ is recorded to resurrect at "Dusk," the beginning of  "evening" in the solar day "Mia" at "epiphosko"  (dusk or at epiphosko is "the lighting up the night") of the new solar day Mia or the cardinal numeral the "One day" or day One).

 

The Greek "Mia" is the Greek name for the solar day that Christ resurrected. THE BIBLE SOLAR DAY MIA, is declined as the feminine from the masculine Hice (a few will spell "Hise"). The neuter of Hice is the Greek word "Hen." "Mia" the first declension as the cardinal numeral "One." The resurrection on the solar day "Mia" is totally impossible to be correctly translated for Christ to resurrect on the First day of the week of the seven sky gods as is mistranslated in all the most popular English translated Bibles. 

 

Measure time Christ is in the heart of the earth looking backwards.  Looking back from the resurrection moment, the body of Christ was in the tomb exactly full three days and three nights precisely as Christ prophesied (Mat 12:39-40).

 

Get ready to learn Bible truth. This Ekklesia Bible translation restores to the Bible record the power of God to convince the Bible is from God.    It is now seventeen hundred years and now past time to fulfill prophecy and time for a true Ekklesia Bible translation so that the Holy People of our God can be restored to the everlasting kingdom of our God.

 

 Note, the purpose of This Bible restoration of the Ekklesia Bible is translated to fulfill the prophecy Daniel 7:25-27, and this Bible translation restores "laws of God" that have been changed with written names of blasphemy in other more popular Bible translations. This Ekklesia Bible fulfills prophecy and restores to the true Bible record the awesome power of God in the gospel of Christ to convince the most doubtful that "The Bible is God-breathed."

 

The Ekklesia Bible translation is totally divorced from Catholic Bible translations and restores the true resurrection moment and the power of gospel of God in the laws of God to convince the most doubtful that the Bible is from God. This Bible translation removes from other Catholic Bible translations names "full of Blasphemy"  (see Rev 17:3b) that are mistranslated in other translated Bibles and the Ekklesia Bible restores gospel truth in the Bible the astronomical miracles of "Set Times" or "Times" set by God to worship according to this prophecy (see Daniel 7:25). Read this Bible prophecy in this Ekklesia Bible.

 

This true translated Ekklesia Bible calendar is an observation-based calendar and The Bible solar Day in this Bible translation is not designed by God to be measured artificially with clocks. The beginning of creation of the first seven days in the eyes of God is -not measured as created Solar days. 

 

In the eyes of God. On the First three days of creation, note carefully, there is no Sun created to measure the first three days of creation.  The sun is not used to measure any Time of God when creating any of His days of creation.  The measure of the days of creation cannot be called solar days because for the first three days God did not create the sun to make solar days for any of His days of the creation. The first three days of creation are made without the measure of the sun, then it is reasonable to believe that all the other days of creation God were not measured as sola days. Any of days of creation were to be measured by rotation of the earth upon it's axis to determine days of creation  by the sun.

 

The sun that will be created on the fourth day to measure the solar days for humans  and all other created creatures living on earth. Note very carefully, the solar days of God for humans, requires the measure of only -one revolution of the earth upon it axis.  This creation of the sun on the fourth day of creation is only to make solar day for created creatures living on earth.

 

Again take careful note, for the eyes of God, the sun does not determine the time measure for any of the first seven days of the creation in the eyes of God. 

 

Today the modern discovery by the Astrophysicists of the awesome power of Dark Energy and dark matter will be created by God first, at the moment of the beginning of creation. Bible readers and believers to be saved must accept true scientific discoveries that agree with the Bible records or they will never get astrophysics and scientist to accept the Bible in public schools.  In the creation record this Bible translations will Speak truth where the Bible speaks and this Bible translations is silent where the Bible is silent.

 

This Ekklesia Bible translation restores the true resurrection moment to the world.  Again take very careful note, To put great power in the gospel record the Ekklesia Bible translations will translate the true resurrection moment of the Christ.  This true Bible translation -restores the parallels of the astronomical miracles of God that will establish in the Bible record the greatest power in the gospel of Christ to convince the Bible is God-breathed. All the written records of Bible time declares that Christ will resurrect precisely on a solar cycle that is parallel to the exact same exact moment that God created the awesome power of the dark.  Even if you do not understand true Bible time,  Do you see the Power in what we understand to be this fact the same moment that God said "let there be dark" is the exact parallel to the same exact moment that Christ Resurrects from the Tomb? 

 

All the different writing that teach Christ resurrected at the beginning dark of the first day of creation.

Take note, if the written record of gospels could not be twisted, and if the record is written to show Christ resurrected at dusk at the end of the Sabbath day and is written so clear it can not be translated to a Sunday morning resurrection, the Catholic church rejected these writings as not being any part of their Bible canon. The better of the two different manuscripts of "The gospel of Barnabas" the one manuscript that was not violated by some ancient scribe, shows clearly the true resurrection moment of the Christ at the end of the Sabbath day. This record of Barnabas on the resurrection is written so positive that it can not be easily mistranslated. The record of the resurrection moment according to the Gospel according to Peter can not easily be mistranslated to a Sunday resurrection. We do not need these gospel records so we did not add these gospel records to the Ekklesia Bible translations to give fodder to the critics of the Ekklesia Bible translation.

 

You will see in this Ekklesia Bible translation The true resurrection moment of the Christ resurrected was on a solar cycle of the same moment that God created an astronomical miracles of the creation of time, dark and the universe and the resurrection was near the same second or the exact Parallel to the same moment of the creation of the entire universe.

 

Learning this fact alone restores an awesome convincing power to the gospel record of Christ.   Note all the Holy People of God are justified, made sinless or PASSED OVER or "saved" given "rebirth" through the exact moment of the Resurrection. We in this Ekklesia Bible translation record, restore THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST TO CONVINCE AND TO SAVE  -through the resurrection moment of the Christ (see these Bible verses in the Ekklesia Bible Rom 4:25; Rom 6:3-7; 1Pet 1:3. 1Pet 3:17-21).

 

If Christ did not resurrect we would still be in our trespasses and sins (1Cor 15:17} and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.) This Bible translation restores The "saving resurrection moment of Christ" on the 18th day of the moon named [Abib] is the exact solar parallel of all Israel leaving Egypt and the saving of all Israel on the miracle night of the 18th day of the moon Abib and the saving of all Israel as they were immersed by God in the sea and in the cloud when they cross the sea in the night of the 18th day of the resurrection moon named "Abib' (see 1Cor 10:1-3).

 

 The Holy People of God are not to speak pagan names like modern Jews that give the pagan name of this moon they name "Nisan" the pagan Babylonian god of thunder, weather and crops).  

 

See the Moon parallel of the astronomical miracle made on the resurrection night of the 18th day of the moon that saves all Holy People and gives new or rebirth to all the Holy People of God.  The resurrection moment which is an exact parallel of ancient Salvation night of ancient Israel leaving Egypt and crossing the sea of reeds.

 

  (Also See this web site describing truth in the measure of the days of creation By Ralph Griffin - http://www.sightofthelordcreation.com/

 

 

Start Here Bible translation of The Book of Genesis:

{O1)1} Genesis 1.       {1:1} In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. {1:2} And the earth was empty, formless, gaseous clouds; and [the created] darkness was upon the face of space: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. {1:3} And God said, Let there be light: and there was light . {1:4} And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

 

 {1:5} And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was [creation of the beginning dark of] the evening and there was [the creation of the beginning light of] the morning,  One day.

 

Translation notes:  Do you see clearly God in an awesome astronomical miracle created the awesome power of the dark before He created the light.  Restoring Bible "Set Times" of God in true Bible translation, so if you learn anything powerful to convince the Bible is from God then learn from this Bible translation true Bible "Set Times" of God in His true gospel record.

 

 "God Said" Isaiah 45:7 " I form the light, and made the dark."

 " Day One" the Hebrew "Yom Echad,"  the Greek equivalent is "Hemera Mia." "Day One." When Translating gender inclusive in The Hebrew "Yom Echad" is "Day he is one."  The Greek "Hemera Mia" "Day she is one." (This is how the words of the ancients were spoken but One of my first Hebrew instructors admonish me that I can not correctly translate this record into the English as gender inclusive). We know this is how the Ancients understood what was being said.

 

Christ resurrected at "dusk" on the day "Mia" and this resurrection moment was not on any part of the pagan day Sunday or the first day of the "week" or the "wucu" of the seven sky gods as is mistranslated in all the most popular Bible translations.  The Hebrew and Greek are conjugated backward to the English making the record say, the number noun written in the -cardinal numeral set and is expressed as  "Yom Echad"  or in English "Day one." In the Greek is expressed as "Hemera Mia" or in the English as "Day One." Conjugate backwards to the English is correctly written The cardinal numeral noun The "One Day.” The resurrection moment is written “Dusk of day one of the seven day solar Sabbaton and not the artificial measure of a “week day.”

 

The ancient pagan artificial measure of the  Week days named to give glory and honor to the days of the pagan sky gods. If your Christ is mistranslated to resurrect at sunrise on a "Sunday" and because of false Bible translations do you keep you lord's supper of your resurrected Christ at a Catholic time to "break Your Fast" on a Sunday morning, then God have mercy on you when you have become in your worships just as pagan as you can get.  If you keep your Bible days named  and measured in Bible translations after the pagan sky gods then you are made to be a pagan by keeping your Bible mistranslated resurrection day made for worship of pagans.  You can not get any more pagan in keeping a Bible translated for pagans then to have Pagan Bible time mistranslated in all your most popular  Bible translations. You have been warned.

 

  The modern astrophysicists identify the "week" days that are measured with Clocks as "the artificial time measure." Not once is the artificial measure of a "week" or "month' is not written just once in any parts of the ancient manuscripts of the Bible records. The ancient or the modern artificial measure of the Roman Calendar is a carbon copy of the more ancient pagan calendar of the more ancient Egyptians.  All solar days of the pagan Roman Calendar are named after pagan gods so when the name of the sky gods are spoken the names of days are designed for you to give the name or your respect of the authority that gives glory and honor of each day to a pagan sky god. 

 

Note the "number names" of the Bible solar days of God does not give glory and honor to some pagan sky god like the Roman artificial measure of Calendar days. The artificial measure (the need for a clock) of the Romans calendar days are named so that when the name of the day is spoken, the person will be speaking to give glory and honor to the artificial measure of the "weekday" to one of the seven sky gods of the week." 

 

Some will argue that when they speak the name of a pagan god of their day they have no intent of giving glory and honor to the pagan name of a god. Members of the Catholic church make this same claim they do not worship the stone statue of Mary, when they will with their mouth actually kiss and then bow down to speak in worship directly to the stone statue of their virgin mother goddess "Mary." 

 

God did not give the names of His days of creation to other gods like giving glory and honor of the time of your life to the Sun god when saying "Sunday" or "Moon day." God commands his Holy People not to speak to give glory and honor of your lifetime to the war god "Tue."  Like saying the name of the war god "Tuesday" will give glory and honor of the time of your day to the war god "Tu."  Will you speak the name  of the war god "Tu" to give your day the time of your life you speak to give glory an honor to this war god "Tu" of Tuesday.  Some will say "I do not say Tues' day" to give glory and honor of my day to the Teutonic war sky god "Tue's day." Then why did you say the name of the pagan god Tue's-day.

 

God gives you warning from heaven Do not speak names of the pagan gods of the week.   Ex 23:13  And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.  By speaking the names of days of the pagan gods of the week your words are to made give glory and honor to the seven sky gods, Just -How much pagan are you in keeping mistranslated "Bible days of the pagans?" Not Civil days, but we are talking about Bible days of our God.  Note carefully mistranslated "Bible week" days of  the seven sky gods such as the day of the sun god or  "Sunday" the first day of the "week" is mistranslated in all the most popular English Bibles. The word week  or the pagan Wucu is an artificial measure of Time.  "Sabbaton" is created by God to be a natural occurring Bible time.

 

 How will the Holy People of God ever correct their pagan language when living in the paganism that has been built into the social language of our modern pagan society by the ancient mother of all churches the Catholic church?

 

Introductory Translation notes to the Book of Genesis.

Again, take note, On the first day of creation, "in the eyes of God," there is no sun, no moon, and no stars created to measure Bible "Time" in the creation of the first three days.

 

Again take Note. The Ekklesia Bible translation will restore the awesome power in the gospel record. God will create astronomical miracles that parallel other Timed and set time miracles in other astronomical set time events and then set as a time to worship.

 

 In -All the most popular Bible translations made first by the Catholic church in the Wycliffe Bible, they change this natural occurring Bible time to the pagan artificial time measure. All the most popular Bible translations will copy 'Bible time and Set times from the Catholic Bible translation of the Wycliffe Bible.   "Bible Set Times of God" In all the most popular Bible translations "set Bible times" have been change in all their false Bible translations.  Natural occurring time and all astronomical set time events of God is changed in Bible translations from natural occurring time to the artificial time mode. 

 

"Artificial measure of time" is first made as the pagan artificial measure of time, such as a false resurrection on the day of the sun god or on a "Sunday morning." This change in the Bible record of Bible time "set times" totally rips this great power of God to convince out of the gospel of Christ.

 

Learn the power of this convincing truth of the written Bible records of Astronomical Timed miracles that  God creates these miracles at certain time intervals and then God will put power to convince in "set Times" that parallel other "Set Timed Events"  to put a convincing power in the Bible records of the gospel of Christ.

 

The student in Biblical History read truth in the miracles made in "Set Times" in records of "the astronomical miracles of "Set Times" of God" will be more convinced that the Bible is truly God-breathed.

 

 The unbelievers accuse "Bible writers" of having total control over Bible prophecy and some make the accusation that Bible writers simply appear to write the Bible records to do the fulfilling of Bible prophecy.  These false accusers can not make this claim in the Ekklesia Bible translation when over a thousand years God will create astronomical miracles and then He will Parallel other astronomical miracles and then these "Set Times" of miracles made in astronomy as Set Times are made as times to worship God. In all other more popular Bible translations, they Remove these "Set Times" from their translated Bible records and they cripple the power of the gospel of God to convince that the Bible is God breathed

 

God makes astronomical miracles to parallel other awesome time events made over a thousand years. Time events that are an exact parallel to the exact moment in time or other miracles of time events, can -not in good reasoning accuse the Bible writers of being able to write to manipulate the Bible records to make time Parallels of astronomical miracles of "Set Times." This time manipulation that parallels precisely near to the very second other "Astronomical Set Time Events" will convince even the honest but the most doubtful Scientist the Bible is from God.

 

 Example, on a solar cycle of the exact moment of the creation of dark and the Universe, Christ in the parallel of the awesome miracles of "set time" of God will resurrect the Son of God, almost to the very second of the same exact moment of God creating the first of creation of the dark and the universe.

 

Now the seven day solar Sabbaton is the same time measure as the beginning solar day when God will resurrect Christ on an exact copy of His beginning of the first day of Creation. Christ will resurrect on the parallel of the same exact moment hat God created the dark and the universe. God creates an awesome power in paralleling the true Resurrection moment to other miracles of astronomical time events.

 

Understanding this fact of Bible "set Times" of God will excite your mind and give confidence and comfort when you fully understand true Bible time and true set timed events set by our God to worship, you will be made more of a believer that the Bible is God-breathed. 

 

Read this book "The Supper Hour of God" that will show many miraculous works of God made only in the night. Stand Amazed. In the record of the death of Christ, in a miracle of a world wide dark (Mat 27:45). At Midday God  creates the astronomical miracle of a world wide dark and the record of the miracle of  a world wide dark will make "the shortest solar day" in the entire Bible.  Impossible for the world wide dark in the death of Christ to be three hour Eclipse. Impossible at midday the 14th day of the moon Abib to have an eclipse at Midday when there is a full moon beginning in six hours from midday. At the moment of midday in the hours of the crucifixion of Christ, the sun the earth and the moon are stretched out precisely in a straight line. This death of Christ in world wide dark can -not be celebrated unless God makes another miracle of a "Short Day" to celebrate the death of Christ.  Contrast the miracle short day for the Death of Christ to the resurrection moment. Luke 22:14-16. Note Our Moment of “Passing over” to justify or to be made sinless, is not when Christ died for our sins but our "Passover" is  made in the exact resurrection moment of the Christ. Christ died for our sins but he resurrected to justify us or to pass over us (Rom 4:25).   Christ commands us to celebrate "Do This"  to keep this "Passover" of our moment of Justification our "Passing Over is made at the resurrection moment (Rom 4:25). God in the Old Testament prefigures the meaning of Passover and how to celebrate our Passover supper memorial. Our "Passover" is to be celebrated in the homes of the believer and also celebrate our Passover to show or we are to reenact the death of Christ in homes of the -unbelievers to show, to proclaim to them the death of Christ until he comes (1Cor 11:26).

 

In how many homes of unbelievers have you proclaimed to show or to reenact the death of Christ in worship at the true resurrection moment of the Christ?

 

This celebrating our Passover at the resurrection moment in the homes of unbelievers is the key to convincing and to the fast multiplying Holy People of  by the millions. Every Holy Person has an unbelieving relative, friend, neighbor that will allow the Holy People to bring their worship of celebrating to keep the Passover of Christ in their homes.

 

 Now you should begin to see why keeping the resurrection moment and the celebrating the Passover of the Holy People at the true resurrection moment in homes (in the first three hundred years) was the power of the gospel of God to cause Christian to multiply by the millions. Read history in the records of the enemies of Christians that write about the reason Christians were multiplying so fast is their worship in the night.    Holy People of God that are  multiplying by the millions did appear to be like another miracle, the Holy People were keeping their Passover memorial in the homes of believers and in homes of the unbelievers and they LIKE LEAVNING were multiplying by the millions. Historians (the pagans that hated the Christians) say it was this celebrating this Passover in homes that was the Power of their God to cause to multiply the Holy People of God by the millions under the most horrific circumstances. Today’s historians say at the end of the third Century they teach that there was about thirty million living Christians. See Christian’s history Wikipedia ""The Spread of Christianity." Do the math and see how fast the Holy People were multiplying by thousands each and every day.

 

  Because of false Bible translation who understands the true and awesome miracle of the true moment of our passing over at the resurrection of the Christ and the celebrating our Passover at the true resurrection moment of the Christ in our homes?

 

The record of the written moment that God created the dark on the first day, in the Greek manuscripts-all the written gospel records reveal Christ will resurrect on an exact parallel of a "solar cycle" to this same exact moment that the modern astrophysicists teach was the exact moment of  "The Big Bang" of the creation of the universe. Even though God did not measure time by the Sun (to make solar cycles) God parallels the resurrection moment to the same moment He created the dark and the universe.

 

Take note, not one of the most popular Bible translations will correctly translate the true resurrection moment of Christ to parallel the same moment that God created the dark and the Universe -why? This Ekklesia Bible translation is fulfilling the  prophecy Daniel, restoring Bible  "set times"  of God  and the plan of God to try the Holy People for a time and a dividing of Time. In most Bible translations Bible "Set times of God" has been changed by Constantine and his disciples to deceive the Holy People of God. The deception in laws of God are prophesied the Holy People will be deceived "for a time and the dividing of the Holy People for a time." Time of the deception for the majority of the Holy People is now about seventeen hundred years.

 

Astronomical miracles of Times set by God is recorded in many other parallels of "time events" to this same moment that God created the universe such as "dusk" the beginning all-night celebration of Pentecost. The all night celebration of Pentecost begins to be celebrated on the same moment near the very second  that God created the dark and the universe. Take note, the beginning of the all night celebration of Pentecost is also recorded as an exact parallel nearest to the exact second of the same solar day to the exact resurrection moment of the Christ. Do you fully understand this truth in what was just stated?  Not one of the most popular Bibles translate their Bible records so you can see and understand these astronomical miracles of God that put great convincing  power in the gospel record.

 

What modern astrophysicists declare the creation to be "The "Big Bang" or the creation of the Universe is the exact Bible record that parallels to near exact second of the exact resurrection moment of the Christ.   Not one modern most popular Bible translations give this true Bible translation that shows the true resurrection moment or this awesome  power of the gospel of God to convince and multiply Holy Person by the Thousands.

 

This is just one of many astronomical miracles of exact time parallels that is written to put great power in the gospel record to convince the most doubtful that the Bible is God-breathed.

 

In the creation record of this first day, in the eyes of God, the first day of creation is not a solar or "sun day" because the sun is not yet created to make a first solar day or Sunday. 

 

Note, The only thing mention that is created that could give light in heaven or on the earth on the first day of creation is the "-none formed" gaseous elements of the earth that were gathered together and set on fire [our assumption it was the earth set on fire] from what is written about creation and only the earth is mentioned to be created. The creation record says the created unformed gaseous elements of  "earth" is  created but the gases that make the earth is not yet formed.

 

To make the light holder on the first day of creation, the gaseous elements of the earth not yet formed, is the only thing mentioned that is first created that can be set on fire.

 

If in all honesty, have you made years of a hands-on "a complete geologic study" of the earth. After years of geologic research of how the earth is formed,  it is easy to see the entire earth at one time was a molten mass from being set on fire by God.   Easy to see in comprehensive study of geology how God has created the earth with fire.

 

 Beware, Multitudes that have -never just once made years of hands on geologic studies of the earth in their Bible teaching but they suddenly become self proclaimed geologist, astrophysicists and they become self deceived scientist, thinking self full of the knowledge of years of geologic study needed to know how the earth was created, Those that have  made the geologic study of the earth, can not convinced those that do not have an open mind. Some that have never just once having spent years in study of how the earth was created, yet they will teach Bible as all knowing geologic professors of how the earth was created when they make their arguments.  Some in their complete ignorance how the earth was formed know nothing neither can the be convinced of truth in how our God has created the earth.

 

1) You can see True Bible taught geology Deut 32:22b  God has set on, fire the foundations of the mountains. Today the foundations of the earth is still cooling to cause contraction, you can see fire belching out of the earth in the volcanic magma that is being forced out of the earth from volcanoes.

 

2)  You can see True Bible history of geology.

 Job 9:5  [Yahweh] Which removes the mountains, and they know not: which overturned them in his anger. 

   When you study geology with the eye you can easily see here is a mountain that clearly has been turned upside down. 

 

3) Be amazed and see with your eyes True history in geology, you can actually see with your eyes gold is much heavier than the host liquid magma. In the liquid molten mass, the heavier gold goes to the bottom of the mountains in the molten mass.  When God turns the mountain upside down, the gold is deposited on top of the mountain that is turned upside down. 

 

 Job 28:9  He [Yahweh] puts forth his hand upon the rock; he overturns the mountains by the roots.

 

To put an awesome convincing power in the Bible records these Bible writers wrote about scientific facts about the earth and the heavens and they did not have our modern scientific knowledge of astronomy or geology and in no way did they get their revelation of truth from scientific learning from our modern study of earth geology. Job is the oldest book of the Bible  and the book of Job gives most true exacting scientific knowledge more than any other book in the Bible.

 

4) Anyone can observe and reason truth that muddy waters carries the weathering away of the mountains into the sea but who in their ancient past can give the history of the time it will take to remove entire mountains and remove and carry the entire mountains into the sea.

 

 Psalms 46:2  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.

 

As a geologist easy to observe the layers of evidences of the grand canyon shows fossil records of weathering layers upon layers of great mountains of sediment once The Grand Canyon exists as a great sea. Thousands of thousands of square miles of miles deep of different layers of sediment from great high mountains that have been completely weathered away. When understood this is irrefutable evidence of eons of earth time has passed. This "Set Times" of God in the Ekklesia Bible translation fits perfect in the Creation Bible records.

 

 The Genesis record declares The gaseous elements of the earth are not yet "formed elements" in what appears today to be created in space a near perfect vacuum and near absolute minus temperature.  We understand the Bible record to teach, The clouds of frozen  gases of the created elements of the earth that are -"not yet formed," the frozen gases are gathered together and gravity is created by mass and compressed by gravity and with a kind of fission, set on fire to give light and to begin to form the face of the earth in the beginning of the universe.

 

To this day Astrophysicists with space and giant telescopes can see this same method of making earth-like planets in the universe.

 End of translation notes:

 

  Genesis  {1:6} And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. {1:7} And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. {1:8} And God called the [above] firmament Heaven. And there was [the passing of the beginning dark of the] evening and there was the [creation of the beginning light of the] morning, a second day.

 

Translation Notes The Second day: Note there is no sun, moon or stars created to measure the day or to make light on the Second day of Creation.  What is now discovered by astrophysicists is, the awesome "power of the Dark" is created only once and the dark does not ever just once "occult." Now is discovered that it is the dark  the awesome power of dark energy  that is driving the entire universe. Astrophysicists and scientist are proving the Bible to be correct but because of false Bible translations the Holy People of God can not accept the discovery of modern Science. Modern science is not the false teaching of evolution.

 

Not all modern Science is not true Science. Today "Haters" of the Bible spend billions of dollars making videos and all kinds of  deceptive stories to try and make the Bible appear to be false.  Look around you and be alarmed, The deceivers are winning the hearts and the minds of the young. Because of unbelief from false Bible translations the world is now becoming more decadent like a modern Sodom and Gomorra because of the great power of total deception.

 

When light is created by God, only the light will occult on and off upon the Dark. Take note, there are always the presence of shadows so the dark is never completely "absent" as some falsely teach.  On the second day of creation, there is no sun, no moon and no stars to measure Time in the creation of the first, second or third day. This second day of God in creation is not a solar day because there is -no created sun.  Again The only thing mention created that could give light on earth on the second day of creation is the elements of the created earth is set on fire a second time (again we can only assume the earth is set on fire to make the first light, this is the only possible supposition).   Apparent Time and a near perfect vacuum in a frozen space and water will begin to cool the creation of the fiery molten earth.

 

Today this earth is still cooling with the molten magma being forced out of the core of the earth as volcanoes from contraction caused from the earth cooling.

End of Translation notes:

                  

Genesis {1:9} And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. {1:10} And God called the dry land earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. {1:11} And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, [and] fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed there, upon the earth: and it was so.

 

{1:12} And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed there, after their kind: and God saw that it was good.  {1:13} And there was [the passing of the beginning dark of the" evening and there was [the creation of the beginning light of the] morning, a third day.     

 

  Translation notes on the Third Day of creation: On the Third day of Creation, in the eyes of God there is no created sun, no moon and no Stars to measure the time for the third day of creation. The measure of third day of the creation is the Eye measure of God and the third day of creation is not the same time measure of the eye measure of a -solar day that is created for humans.   Because the first three days are -not days measured by observation of the sun according to the rotation of the earth upon it axis, then by necessary inference none of the seven days of creation are measured by the sun or the rotation of the earth upon its axis.

 

When God creates light on the Third day the record does not revealed for certain what is giving the light but the creation of nuclear fusion, with the creation of oxygen and hydrogen, there could be gasses set on fire over the earth but take note, there is no created sun, no moon, and no stars created on the first three days of creation.  We know this fact for certain, Modern Science proves positive that on the third days of creation, from only the radiating heat from the earth together with water can easily grow vegetation without the need for a sun.

 

Today life saving food can be created with electricity or without the need for the sun, proving the Bible record true, the radiation of only the heat from the earth together with water can make vegetation grow.

End of translation notes.

 

 Genesis {1:14} And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for [the created] signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: {1:15} and let them be for [the created] lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. {1:16} And [on the fourth day] God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [He made] the stars also [on the fourth day]. {1:17} And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, {1:18} and [light] to rule over the day and [dark to rule] over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.  {1:19} And there was [the passing of the beginning dark of the] evening and there was [the creation of the beginning light of the] morning, a fourth day.

 

 Translation notes about the Fourth day: Reason these facts, if Children were taught these Bible facts in school, they would be made believers in the Bible and the modern Science or astrophysicists can not deny truth of the true record of creation in the Bible.  The Sun moon and stars are created on this fourth day of creation but the fourth day of creation is not created with the measure of the sun.  On The Fourth day, God creates the sun, the moon, and the Stars to measure the time of the solar day for all that live on earth. Humans must make their measure of their "Bible solar days" from a copy of God creating in His eyes His days of creation made without the measure of the sun.

 

The sun is created to make the measure of a "Solar day" for the inhabitants of the earth. Today we know the earth rotates on it's axis. The earth is rotating but one side of the earth is always facing toward the sun.  To copy a creation day of God the earth will rotate on it axis only one time  to make only one measure of one solar day.  The earth rotates on it's axis to make first only one whole dark period followed by one whole light period and together first the whole dark period followed by the whole light will make one solar Bible day.

 (Note the artificial measure of  Sunday requires two rotations of the earth upon it axis to make artificial measures of one day from two totally different dark periods). 

 

All Bible records of solar days of God for humans to understand the records of "Set times" of God, is to measure the day from the beginning of dark to the next consecutive dark period.

 

 Humans are to copy the beginning dark of the days of  Yahweh in His creation of seven days with only one rotation of the earth upon it axis to measure one solar day. The sun, moon, and stars are created to set times on earth for all that live on earth. Do not overlook this fact, except for astronomical miracles of God, all Bible solar days are to be measured with only one revolution of the earth upon it's axis.

 

With the eye, Humans will Measure the Bible "hour" of the Bible solar day as an eye measure of a "moment" in time (equal to about the same as the civil artificial hour made for clocks). 

 

Time measure of All Bible Solar Days are -not measured with clocks but Bible days of God are designed to be measured only with the eye.

 

Take careful note, The ancient Egyptian pagan artificial time measure of a "Sunday" requires -two revolutions of the earth upon its axis to get two parts of two complete opposite "dark periods" to make the artificial time measure of "Sunday.

 

 "Clocks or man-made instruments used to measure artificial days do not determine any artificial measure in how Bible solar days of God are to be measured. In the ancient languages of the Bible, There is no written record or there is not even a hint of artificial measure of days of the "week" or a "month" of the seven pagan sky gods as is falsely mistranslated in all the most popular translated Bibles.

 

Bible astronomical miracles in "Set Times" of God are being restored in the Ekklesia Bible translation from over seventeen hundred years of deceiving the Holy People of God from other false but more popular Bible translations.

 

End of Translation Notes.

 

 

Genesis {1:20} And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. {1:21} And God created the great sea-monsters, and every living creature that moves, wherewith the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind: and God saw that it was good. {1:22} And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.  {1:23} And there was the [passing of the beginning dark of the] evening and there was the [creation of the beginning light of the] morning, a fifth day.  

 

    {1:24} And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind: and it was so. {1:25} And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground after its kind: and God saw that it was good. 

    {1:26} And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. {1:27} And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. {1:28} And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.

    {1:29} And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food: {1:30} and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to everything that creeps upon the earth, wherein there is life, [I have given] every green herb for food: and it was so.       {1:31} And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was the [passing of the beginning dark of the] evening and there was the [creation of the beginning light of the]  morning, the sixth day. 

     {O1)2} Genesis 2. {2:1} And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. {2:2} And on the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. {2:3} And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that in it he rested from all his work which God had created and made.   

    {2:4} These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that The God Yahweh made earth and heaven. {2:5} And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for The God Yahweh had not caused it to rain upon the earth: and there was not a man to till the ground; {2:6} but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. {2:7} And The God Yahweh formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. {2:8} And The God Yahweh planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. {2:9} And out of the ground made The God Yahweh to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. {2:10} And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became four heads. {2:11} The name of the first is Pishon: that is it which compasses the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; {2:12} and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.  

    {2:13} And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasses the entire land of Cush. {2:14} And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goes in front of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. {2:15} And The God Yahweh took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. {2:16} And The God Yahweh commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: {2:17} but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat there you shall surely die.

   {2:18} And The God Yahweh said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. {2:19} And out of the ground The God Yahweh formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the heavens; and brought them unto the man to see what he would call them: and what ever the man called every living creature, that was the name there {2:20} And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but for man there was not found a help meet for him.     

   2:21} And The God Yahweh caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead there: {2:22} and the rib, which The God Yahweh had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. {2:23} And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. {2:24} Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.      2:25} And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. 

    {O1)3} Genesis 3. {3:1} Now the serpent was more adroit than any creature of the land which The God Yahweh had made. And he said unto the woman, behold,  God has said, you shall not eat of any tree of the garden? {3:2} And the woman said unto the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat: {3:3} but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, you shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. {3:4} And the serpent said unto the woman, you shall not surely die: {3:5} for God does know that in the day you eat there, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as God, knowing good and evil. {3:6} And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit there, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat. {3:7} And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons. {3:8} And they heard the voice of The God Yahweh walking in the garden in the [evening] cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of The God Yahweh amongst the trees of the garden.

    {3:9} And The God Yahweh called unto the man, and said unto him, Where are you? {3:10} And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. {3:11} And he said, Who told you that you was naked? Have you eaten of the tree, where I commanded you that you should not eat? {3:12} And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. {3:13} And The God Yahweh said unto the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. {3:14} And The God Yahweh said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, A cursed are you above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life: {3:15} and I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed: he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. {3:16} Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your pain and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.

   {3:17} And unto Adam he said, Because you have heard unto the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, you shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil shall you eat of it all the days of your life; {3:18} thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field; {3:19} in the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it was you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return. {3:20} And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. {3:21} And The God Yahweh made [covering] for Adam and for his wife long coats of skins, and clothed them.    {3:22} And The God Yahweh said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever-- {3:23} therefore The God Yahweh sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from where he was taken. {3:24} So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden the Cherubim, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.      {O1)4} Genesis 4.   {4:1} And the man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man with [the help of] Yahweh. {4:2} And again she bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. {4:3} And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto Yahweh. {4:4} And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat there. And Yahweh had respect unto Abel and to his offering: {4:5} but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. {4:6} And Yahweh said unto Cain, Why are you wroth? and why is your countenance fallen? {4:7} If you do well, shall it not be lifted up? and if you do not well, sin couches at the door: and unto you shall be its desire, but do you rule over it. {4:8} And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

 

    {4:9} And Yahweh said unto Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper? {4:10} And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood cries unto me from the ground. {4:11} And now cursed are you from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand; {4:12} when you till the ground, it shall not from here on yield unto you its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shall you be in the earth. {4:13} And Cain said unto Yahweh, My punishment is greater than I can bear. {4:14} Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; and from your face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth; and it will come to pass, that anyone who finds me will slay me. {4:15} And Yahweh said unto him, Therefore anyone who slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And Yahweh appointed a sign for Cain, lest any finding him should smite him.

    {4:16} And Cain went out from the presence of Yahweh, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. {4:17} And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he build a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. {4:18} And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begot Mehujael: and Mehujael begot Methushael; and Methushael begot Lamech. {4:19} And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. {4:20} And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and [have] cattle. {4:21} And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe. {4:22} And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. {4:23} And Lamech said unto his wives: Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, hear unto my speech: For I have slain a man for wounding me, And a young man for bruising me: {4:24} If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.    {4:25} And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth. For, [said she], God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him. {4:26} And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enoch. Then began men to call upon the name of Yahweh.

    {O1)5 Genesis}  {5:1} This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; {5:2} male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. {5:3} And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: {5:4} and the days of Adam after he begot Seth were eight hundred years: and he begot sons and daughters. {5:5} And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

     {5:6} And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and begot Enosh: {5:7} and Seth lived after he begot Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters: {5:8} and all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

     {5:9} And Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Kenan. {5:10} and Enosh lived after he begot Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters: {5:11} and all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years: and he died.

     {5:12} And Kenan lived seventy years, and begot Mahalalel: {5:13} and Kenan lived after he begot  Mahalalel eight hundred and forty years, and begot sons and daughters: {5:14} and all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

     {5:15} And Mahalalel lived sixty and five years, and begot Jared: {5:16} And Mahalalel lived after he begot Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters: {5:17} and all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

     {5:18} And Jared lived a hundred sixty and two years, and begot Enoch: {5:19} and Jared lived after he begot Enoch eight hundred years, and begot sons and daughters: {5:20} And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.    {5:21} And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begot Methuselah: {5:22} and Enoch walked with God after he begot Methuselah three hundred years, and begot sons and  daughters: {5:23} and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: {5:24} and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

     {5:25} And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begot Lamech: {5:26} and Methuselah lived after he begot Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begot sons and daughters. {5:27} And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

     {5:28} And Lamech lived a hundred eighty and two years, and begot a son: {5:29} and he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, [which comes] because of the ground which Yahweh has cursed. {5:30} And Lamech lived after he begot Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begot sons and daughters: {5:31} And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

     {5:32} And Noah was five hundred years old: And Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.      {O1)6} Genesis 6.   {6:1} And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them, {6:2} that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose. {6:3} And Yahweh said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for that he also is flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years. {6:4} The Nephilim was in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.

    {6:5} And Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. {6:6} And it repented Yahweh that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. {6:7} And Yahweh said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the ground; both man, and beast, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; for it repents me that I have made them. {6:8} But Noah found favor in the eyes of Yahweh.

     {6:9} These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous  man, [and] perfect in his generations: Noah walked with God. {6:10} And Noah begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. {6:11} And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. {6:12} And God saw the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

    {6:13} And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. {6:14} Make you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shall you make in the ark, and shall pitch it within and outside with pitch. {6:15} And this is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. {6:16} A light shall you make to the ark, and to a cubit shall you finish it upward; and the door of the ark shall you set in the side there; with lower, second, and third stories shall you make it. {6:17} And I, behold, I do bring the flood of waters upon this earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is in the earth shall die. {6:18} But I will establish my covenant with you; and you shall come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you. {6:19} And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. {6:20} Of the birds after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall come unto you,  to keep them alive. {6:21} And take you unto you of all food that is eaten, and gather it to you; and it shall be for food for you, and for them. {6:22} Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

     {O1)7} Genesis 7.   {7:1} And Yahweh said unto Noah, Come you and your entire house into the ark; for you have I seen righteous works before me in this generation. {7:2} Of every clean beast you shall take to you seven and seven, the male and his female; and of the beasts that are not clean two, the male and his female: {7:3} of the birds also of the heavens, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. {7:4} For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the ground. {7:5} And Noah did according unto all that Yahweh commanded him.

     {7:6} And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. {7:7} And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. {7:8} Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps upon the ground, {7:9} there went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, male and female, as God commanded Noah. {7:10} And it came to pass after the seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. {7:11} In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second moon cycle, on the seventeenth day of the moon, on the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up,  and the windows of heaven were opened. {7:12} And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

  {7:13} In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; {7:14} they, and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort. {7:15} And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh wherein is the breath of life. {7:16}  And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God commanded him: and Yahweh shut him in. {7:17} And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. {7:18} And the waters prevailed, and increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. {7:19} And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high mountains that were under the whole heaven were covered. {7:20} Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. {7:21} And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both birds, and cattle, and beasts, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, and every man: {7:22} all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, of all that was on the dry land, died. {7:23} And every living thing was destroyed that was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only was left, and they that were with him in the ark. {7:24} And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.

    {O1)8}  Genesis 8. {8:1} And God remembered Noah, and all the beasts, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subside; {8:2} the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; {8:3} and the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters decreased. {8:4} And the ark rested in the seventh moon cycle, on the seventeenth day of the moon, upon the mountains of Ararat. {8:5} And the waters decreased continually until the [cycle of] the tenth moon: in the tenth of the moon cycle, on the first day of the [all] dark [night] of the moon, were the tops of the mountains seen.

    {8:6} And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: {8:7} and he sent forth a raven, and it went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. {8:8} And he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; {8:9} but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him to the ark; for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: and he put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her in unto him into the ark. {8:10} And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; {8:11} and the dove came in to him at eventide; and, lo, in her mouth an olive-leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. {8:12} And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she returned not again unto him any more.

   {8:13} And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first moon cycle ["Abib," the Moon of resurrection], the first [all dark night of the] day of the dark of the moon [Abib], the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dried. {8:14} And in the second moon cycle, on the seven and twentieth day of the [second moon], was the earth dry.  {8:15} And God spoke unto Noah, saying, {8:16} Go forth from the ark, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons' wives with you. {8:17} Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, both birds, and cattle, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. {8:18} And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: {8:19} every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, what ever moves upon the earth, after their families, went forth out of the ark.

    {8:20} And Noah built an altar unto Yahweh, and took of every clean beast, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt-offerings on the altar. {8:21} And Yahweh smelled the sweet savor; and Yahweh said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for that the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth;  either will I again smite any more everything living, as I have done. {8:22} While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

    {O1)9} Genesis 9.   {9:1} And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. {9:2} And the fear of  you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every bird of the heavens; with all wherewith the ground teems, and all the fishes of the sea, into your hand are they delivered. {9:3} Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; as the green herb have I given you all. {9:4} But flesh with the life there, [which is] the blood there, shall you not eat. {9:5} And surely your blood, [the blood] of your lives, will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it. And at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, will I require the life of man. {9:6} Who so sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. {9:7} And you, be you fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

    {9:8} And God spoke unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, {9:9} And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; {9:10} and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you. Of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth. {9:11} And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. {9:12} And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: {9:13} I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. {9:14} And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud, {9:15} and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. {9:16} And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

    {9:17} And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.    {9:18} And the sons of Noah, that went forth from the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. {9:19} These three were the sons of Noah: and of these was the whole earth overspread.

     {9:20} And Noah began to be a husbandman, and planted a vineyard: {9:21} and he drank of the wine, and was drunk. And he was uncovered within his tent. {9:22} And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren outside. {9:23} And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. {9:24} And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done unto him. {9:25} And he said, A cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.    {9:26} And he said,  Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant. {9:27} God enlarge Japheth, And let him dwell in the tents of Shem; And let Canaan be his servant.    {9:28} And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. {9:29} And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and  he died.     {O1)10} Genesis 10. {10:1} Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, [namely], of Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.    {10:2} The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. {10:3} And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphas, and  ogarmah. {10:4} And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. {10:5} Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

   {10:6} And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan. {10:7} And the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan. {10:8} And Cush begot Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. {10:9} He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh: Therefore it is said, Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before Yahweh. {10:10} And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. {10:11} Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh, and Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah, {10:12} and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city). {10:13} And Mizraim begot Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, {10:14} and Pathrusim, and Casluhim (where went forth the Philistines), and Caphtorim.     {10:15} And Canaan begot Sidon his first-born, and Heth, {10:16} and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, {10:17} and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, {10:18} and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanite spread abroad. {10:19} And the border of the Canaanite was from Sidon, as you go toward Gerar, unto Gaza; as you go toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, unto Lasha. {10:20} These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.     {10:21} And unto Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born. {10:22} The sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram. {10:23} And the sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. {10:24} And Arpachshad begot Shelah; and Shelah begot Eber. {10:25} And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg. For in his days was the earth divided. And his brother's name was Joktan. {10:26} And Joktan begot Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, {10:27} and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, {10:28} and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, {10:29} and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan. {10:30} And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you goes toward Spear, the mountain of the east. {10:31}  These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.     {10:32} These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood. 

{O1)11} Genesis 11.   {11:1} And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. {11:2} And it came to pass, as they journey east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. {11:3} And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. {11:4} And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. {11:5} And Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. {11:6} And Yahweh said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withheld from them, which they purpose to do. {11:7} Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. {11:8} So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city. {11:9} Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because Yahweh did there confound the language of all the earth: and from there did Yahweh scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.    {11:10} These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arpachshad two years after the flood. {11:11} and Shem lived after he begot Arpachshad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.     {11:12} And Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and begot Shelah. {11:13} and Arpachshad lived after he begot Shelah four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.   {11:14} And Shelah lived thirty years, and begot Eber: {11:15} and Shelah lived after he begot Eber four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.     {11:16} And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begot Peleg: {11:17} and Eber lived after he begot Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.    {11:18} And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu: {11:19} and  Peleg lived after he begot Reu two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.    {11:20} And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begot Serug: {11:21}  And Reu lived after he begot Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.     {11:22} And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor: {11:23} and Serug lived after he begot Nahor two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.    {11:24} And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Terah: {11:25} and Nahor lived after he begot Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters.     {11:26} And Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.     {11:27} Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran begot Lot. {11:28} And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. {11:29} And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. {11:30} And Sarai was barren; She had no child. {11:31} And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. {11:32} And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.  {O1)12} Genesis 12.    {12:1} Now Yahweh said unto Abram, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father's house, unto the land that I will show you: {12:2} and I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and be you a blessing; {12:3} and I will bless them that bless you, and him that curses you will I curse: and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed. {12:4} So Abram went, as Yahweh had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. {12:5} And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. {12:6} And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. {12:7} And Yahweh appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto your seed will I give this land: and there built he an altar unto Yahweh, who appeared unto him. {12:8} And he removed from there unto the mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the east: and there he built an altar unto Yahweh, and called upon the name of Yahweh. {12:9} And Abram journeys, going on still toward the South.     {12:10} And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land. {12:11} And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that you are a fair woman to look upon: {12:12} and it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see you, that they will say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save you alive. {12:13} Say, I pray you, you are my sister; that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you. {12:14} And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. {12:15} And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house. {12:16} And he dealt well with Abram for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels. {12:17} And Yahweh plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife. {12:18} And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that you have done unto me? why did you not tell me that she was your wife? {12:19} why did you say, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? now therefore behold your wife, take her, and go your way. {12:20} And Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him: and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all that he had. 

 

   {O1)13} Genesis 13.    {13:1} And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South. {13:2} And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. {13:3} And he went on his journeys from the South even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Ai, {13:4} unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of Yahweh. {13:5} And Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. {13:6} And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. {13:7} And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land. {13:8} And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren. {13:9} Is not the whole land before you? separate yourself, I pray you, from me. If [you will take] the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if [you take] the right hand, then I will go to the left. {13:10} And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the Plain of the Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as you go unto Zoar. {13:11} So Lot chose him all the Plain of the Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. {13:12} Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the Plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom. {13:13} Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against Yahweh exceedingly.     {13:14} And Yahweh said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward: {13:15} for all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed for ever. {13:16} And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then may your seed also be numbered. {13:17} Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for unto you will I give it. {13:18} And Abram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built there an altar unto Yahweh.  

    {O1)14} Genesis 14.    {14:1} And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, {14:2} that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar). {14:3} All these joined together in the vale of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea). {14:4} Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. {14:5} And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim, {14:6} and the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness. {14:7} And they returned, and came to En-mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazazon-tamar. {14:8} And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar); and they set the battle in array against them in the vale of Siddim; {14:9} against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five. {14:10} Now the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell there, and they that remained fled to the mountain. {14:11} And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. {14:12} And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.     {14:13} And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew: now he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of School, and brother of Anger; and these were confederate with Abram. {14:14} And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan. {14:15} And he divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hookah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. {14:16} And he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.     {14:17} And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, at the vale of Shave (the same is the King's Vale). {14:18} And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was priest of God Most High. {14:19} And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth: {14:20} and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him a tenth of all. {14:21} And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself. {14:22} And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto Yahweh, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth, {14:23} that I will not take a thread nor a shoe-latchet nor anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich: {14:24} save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men that went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; Let them take their portion.

    {O1)15} Genesis 15.    {15:1} After these things the word of Yahweh came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, [and] your exceeding great reward. {15:2} And Abram said, O Lord Yahweh, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and he that shall be possessor of my house is Eleazar of Damascus? {15:3} And Abram said, Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. {15:4} And, behold, the word of Yahweh came unto him, saying, This man shall not be your heir; But he that shall come forth out of your own bowels shall be your heir. {15:5} And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and number the stars, if you be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall your seed be. {15:6} And he believed in [obedience] Yahweh; and he reckoned it to him for [good] works of the law. {15:7} And he said unto him, I am Yahweh that brought you out of Ur of the Chaldee, to give you this land to inherit it. {15:8} And he said, O Lord Yahweh, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? {15:9} And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a she-goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon. {15:10} And he took him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each half over against the other: but the birds divided he not. {15:11} And the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.     {15:12} And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him. {15:13} And he said unto Abram, Know for a guarantee,  that your seed shall be aliens in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; {15:14} and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. {15:15} But you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. {15:16} And in the fourth generation they shall come here again; for the work without law of the Amorite is not yet full. {15:17} And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch that passed between these pieces. {15:18} In that day Yahweh made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto your seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: {15:19} the Kentia, and the Kunzite, and the Ammonite, {15:20} and the Hittite, and the Parasite, and the Rephaim, {15:21} and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Graphite, and the Jobsite.  

    {O1)16} Genesis 16.    {16:1} Now Sara, Abram's wife, bare him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. {16:2} And Sara said unto Abram, Behold now, Yahweh has restrained me from bearing; go in, I pray you, unto my handmaid; it may be that I shall obtain children by her. And Abram heard the voice of Sara. {16:3} And Sara, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife. {16:4} And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. {16:5} And Sara said unto Abram, My wrong be upon you: I gave my handmaid into they bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: Yahweh judge between me and you. {16:6} But Abram said unto Sara, Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her that which is good in your eyes. And Sara dealt hardly with her, and she fled from her face.     {16:7} And the messenger of Yahweh found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shut. {16:8} And he said, Hagar, Sari's handmaid, where did you come? and where do you go? And she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sara. {16:9} And the messenger of Yahweh said unto her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands. {16:10} And the messenger of Yahweh said unto her, I will greatly multiply your seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. {16:11} And the messenger of Yahweh said unto her, Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son; and you shall call his name Ishmael, because Yahweh has heard your affliction. {16:12} And he shall be [as] a wild donkey among men; his hand [shall be] against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell over against all his brethren. {16:13} And she called the name of Yahweh that spoke unto her, you are a God that sees: for she said, Have I even here looked after him that sees me? {16:14} Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.     {16:15} And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bare, Ishmael. {16:16} And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.  

    {O1)17} Genesis 17.    {17:1} And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, Yahweh appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be you perfect. {17:2} And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly. {17:3} And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, {17:4} As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. {17:5} Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for the father of a multitude of nations have I made you. {17:6} And I will make you exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you. {17:7} And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto you and to your seed after you. {17:8} And I will give unto you, and to your seed after you, the land of your traveling the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.     {17:9} And God said unto Abraham, And as for you, you shall keep my covenant, you, and your seed after you throughout their generations. {17:10} This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you: every male among you shall be circumcised. {17:11} And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant between me and you. {17:12} And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any foreigner that is not of your seed. {17:13} He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with your money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. {17:14} And the uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.     {17:15} And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. {17:16} And I will bless her, and I will give you a son of her: behold, I will bless her, and she shall be [a mother of] nations; kings of peoples shall be of her. {17:17} Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? {17:18} And Abraham said unto God, Oh that Ishmael might live before you! {17:19} And God said, No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son; and you shall call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him. {17:20} And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. {17:21} But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto you at this set time in the next year.     {17:22} And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham. {17:23} And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him. {17:24} And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. {17:25} And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. {17:26} In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son. {17:27} And all the men of his house, those born in the house, and those bought with money of a foreigner, were circumcised with him.  

   {O1)18} Genesis 18.    {18:1} And Yahweh appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; {18:2} and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over against him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth, {18:3} and said, My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, pass not away, I pray you, from your servant: {18:4} let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: {18:5} and I will fetch a morsel of bread, and strengthen you your heart; after that you shall pass on: forasmuch as you are come to your servant. And they said, So do, as you have said. {18:6} And Abraham hurried into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes. {18:7} And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto the servant; and he hurried to dress it. {18:8} And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.     {18:9} And they said unto him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. {18:10} And he said, I will certainly return unto you when the season comes round; and, lo, Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him. {18:11} Now Abraham and Sarah were old, [and] well stricken in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. {18:12} And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? {18:13} And Yahweh said unto Abraham, Therefore did Sarah laugh, saying, shall I of a guarantee bear a child, who am old? {18:14} Is anything too hard for Yahweh? At the set time I will return unto you, when the season comes round, and Sarah shall have a son. {18:15} Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, No; but you did laugh.     {18:16} And the men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. {18:17} And Yahweh said, shall I hide from Abraham that which I do; {18:18} seeing that Abraham had surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? {18:19} For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of Yahweh, to do good works of the law and justice; to the end that Yahweh may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him. {18:20} And Yahweh said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; {18:21} I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.     {18:22} And the men turned from there, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before Yahweh. {18:23} And Abraham drew near, and said, Will you consume the righteous workers with the wicked? {18:24} Perhaps there are fifty righteous workers within the city: will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous workers that are therein? {18:25} That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous worker with the wicked, that so the righteous worker should be as the wicked; that be far from you: shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? {18:26} And Yahweh said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous workers within the city, then I will spare the entire place for their sake. {18:27} And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes: {18:28} perhaps there shall lack five of the fifty righteous workers: will you destroy the entire city for lack of five? And he said, I will not destroy it, if I find there forty and five. {18:29} And he spoke unto him yet again, and said, Perhaps ‘there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty's sake. {18:30} And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: what if there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. {18:31} And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: suppose there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake. {18:32} And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: what if ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten's sake. {18:33} And Yahweh went his way, as soon as he had left off communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.  

    {O1)19}  Genesis 19.    {19:1} And the two messengers came to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face to the earth; {19:2} and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, No; but we will abide in the street all night. {19:3} And he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. {19:4} But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter; {19:5} and they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men that came in to you this night? bring them out unto us, that we may have sexual intercourse with them. {19:6} And Lot went out unto them to the door, and shut the door after him. {19:7} And he said, I pray you, my brethren, do not so wickedly. {19:8} Behold now, I have two daughters that have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do you to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing, forasmuch as they are come under the shadow of my roof. {19:9} And they said, Stand back. And they said, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he becomes our judge: now will we deal worse with you, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and drew near to break the door. {19:10} But the men put forth their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. {19:11} And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.      {19:12} And the men said unto Lot, Have you here any besides? son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whom so ever you have in the city, bring them out of the place: {19:13} for we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxed great before Yahweh: and Yahweh has sent us to destroy it. {19:14} And Lot went out, and spoke unto his sons-in-law, who married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for Yahweh will destroy the city. But he seemed unto his sons-in-law as one that mocked. {19:15} And when the morning arose, then the messengers rushed Lot, saying, Arise, take your wife, and your two daughters that are here, lest you be consumed in the works without law of the city. {19:16} But he lingered; and the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters, Yahweh being merciful unto him; and they brought him forth, and set him outside the city. {19:17} And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for your life; look not behind you, neither stay you in all the Plain; escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed. {19:18} And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my lord: {19:19} behold now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your loving kindness, which you have showed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I die: {19:20} behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape there (is it not a little one?), and my soul shall live. {19:21} And he said unto him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken. {19:22} You, hurry escape there; for I cannot do anything until you go there. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.     {19:23} The [evening]  sun was gone down upon the earth when Lot came unto Zoar. {19:24} Then Yahweh rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Yahweh out of heaven; {19:25} and he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. {19:26} But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. {19:27} And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before Yahweh: {19:28} and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the Plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace.     {19:29} And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the Plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.     {19:30} And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. {19:31} And the first-born said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: {19:32} come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. {19:33} And they made their father drink wine that night: and the first-born went in, and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. {19:34} And it came to pass on the morrow, that the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, I lay last night with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go you in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. {19:35} And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. {19:36} Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. {19:37} And the first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day. {19:38} And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

   {O1)20} Genesis 20.    {20:1} And Abraham traveled from there toward the land of the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur. And he sojourned in Gerar. {20:2} And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. {20:3} But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken. For she is a man's wife. {20:4} Now Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, will you slay even a righteous working nation? {20:5} Said he not himself unto me, She is my sister? And she, even she herself said, He is my brother. In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands have I done this. {20:6} And God said unto him in the dream, behold, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore suffered I you not to touch her. {20:7} Now therefore restore the man's wife. For he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live. And if you restore her not, know you that you shall surely die, you, and all that are yours.     {20:8} And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. And the men were sore afraid. {20:9} Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What have you done unto us? And wherein have I sinned against you that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? you have done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. {20:10} And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What saw you, that you have done this thing? {20:11} And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place. And they will slay me for my wife's sake. {20:12} And  she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife: {20:13} and it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is your kindness which you shall show unto me. At every place where we shall come, say of me, He is my brother. {20:14} And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. {20:15} And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you. Dwell where it pleases you. {20:16} And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes to all that are with you. And in respect of all you are righted. {20:17} And Abraham prayed unto God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bare children. {20:18} For Yahweh had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife. 

    {O1)21} Genesis 21.    {21:1} And Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh did unto Sarah as he had spoken. {21:2} And Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. {21:3} And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. {21:4} And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. {21:5} And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. {21:6} And Sarah said, God has made me to laugh. Every one that hears will laugh with me. {21:7} And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should give children suck? For I have borne him a son in his old age.     {21:8} And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. {21:9} And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne unto Abraham, mocking. {21:10} Therefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son. For the son of this handmaid shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. {21:11} And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son. {21:12} And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the young man, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah said unto you, hear unto her voice. For in Isaac shall your seed be called. {21:13} And also of the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is your seed. {21:14} And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and [gave her] the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. {21:15} And the water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. {21:16} And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot. For she said, Let me not look upon the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept. {21:17} And God heard the voice of the young man. And the messenger of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What ails you, Hagar? Fear not. For God has heard the voice of the young man where he is. {21:18} Arise, lift up the young man, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation. {21:19} And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the young man drink. {21:20} And God was with the young man, and he grew. And he dwelt in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer. {21:21} And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.     {21:22} And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spoke unto Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you do. {21:23} Now therefore swear unto me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. But according to the kindness that I have done unto you, you shall do unto me, and to the land wherein you have sojourned. {21:24} And Abraham said, I will swear. {21:25} And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of the well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. {21:26} And Abimelech said, I know not who has done this thing. Neither did you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day. {21:27} And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech. And they two made a covenant. {21:28} And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. {21:29} And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves? {21:30} And he said, These seven ewe lambs shall you take of my hand, that it may be a witness unto me, that I have dug this well. {21:31} Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba. Because there they swore both of them. {21:32} So they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. And Abimelech rose up, and Phicol the captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. {21:33} And [Abraham] planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God. {21:34} And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.  

   {O1)22} Genesis 22.    {22:1} And it came to pass after these things, that God did prove Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. {22:2} And he said, Take now your son, your only son, whom you agape love, even Isaac, and get you into the land of Moriah. And offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you of. {22:3} And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. And he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. {22:4} On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. {22:5} And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide you here with the ass, and I and the young man will go yonder; and we will worship, and come again to you. {22:6} And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. And they went both of them together. {22:7} And Isaac spoke unto Abraham his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold, the fire and the wood. But where is the lamb for a burnt-offering? {22:8} And Abraham said, God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son. So they went both of them together.     {22:9} And they came to the place which God had told him of. And Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. {22:10} And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. {22:11} And the messenger of Yahweh called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here I am. {22:12} And he said, Lay not your hand upon the young man, neither do you anything unto him. For now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your agape beloved son, your only son, from me. {22:13} And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind [him] a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. {22:14} And Abraham called the name of that place Yahweh-jireh. As it is said to this day, In the mount of Yahweh it shall be provided. {22:15} And the messenger of Yahweh called unto Abraham a second time out of heaven, {22:16} and said, By myself have I sworn, said Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your agape beloved son, your only son, {22:17} that in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore. And your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. {22:18} And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. Because you have obeyed my voice. {22:19} So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.     {22:20} And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she also has borne children unto your brother Nahor. {22:21} Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram. {22:22} And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. {22:23} And Bethuel begot Rebekah. These eight did Milcah bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. {22:24} And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she also bare Tebah, and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.  

    {O1)23} Genesis 23.    {23:1} And the life of Sarah was a hundred and twenty seven years. These were the years of the life of Sarah. {23:2} And Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. And Abraham came to grieve for Sarah, and to weep for her. {23:3} And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke unto the children of Heth, saying, {23:4} I am a stranger and an alien with you. Give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. {23:5} And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, {23:6} Hear us, my lord. you are a prince of God among us. In the choice of our sepulchers bury your dead. None of us shall withhold from you his sepulcher, but that you may bury your dead. {23:7} And Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. {23:8} And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, {23:9} that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me in the midst of you for a possession of a burying-place. {23:10} Now Ephron was sitting in the midst of the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, {23:11} No, my lord, hear me. The field give I you, and the cave that is therein, I give it you. In the presence of the children of my people give I it you. Bury your dead. {23:12} And Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land. {23:13} And he spoke unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if you will, I pray you, hear me. I will give the price of the field. Take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. {23:14} And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, {23:15} My lord, hear unto me. A piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? Bury therefore your dead. {23:16} And Abraham heard unto Ephron. And Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current [money] with the merchant.     {23:17} So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the border of it round about, were made sure {23:18} unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. {23:19} And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. {23:20} And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth.  

    {O1)24} Genesis 24.   {24:1} And Abraham was old, [and] well stricken in age. And Yahweh had blessed Abraham in all things. {24:2} And Abraham said unto his servant, the elder of his house, that ruled over all that he had, P I pray you put your hand under my thigh. {24:3} And I will make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell. {24:4} But you shall go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac. {24:5} And the servant said unto him, Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land. Must I need to bring your son again unto the land from where you came? {24:6} And Abraham said unto him, Beware you that you bring not my son there again. {24:7} Yahweh, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house, and from the land of my nativity, and who spoke unto me, and who swore unto me, saying, Unto your seed will I give this land. He will send his messenger before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there. {24:8} And if the woman be not willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath. Only you shall not bring my son there again. {24:9} And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.     {24:10} And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed, having all goodly things of his master's in his hand. And he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. {24:11} And he made the camels to kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water. {24:12} And he said, O Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, send me, I pray you, good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham. {24:13} Behold, I am standing by the fountain of water. And the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. {24:14} And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down your pitcher, I pray you, that I may drink. And she shall say, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also. Let the same be she that you have appointed for your servant Isaac. And thereby shall I know that you have showed kindness unto my master. {24:15} And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. {24:16} And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her. And she went down to the fountain, and filled her pitcher, and came up. {24:17} And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Give me to drink, I pray you, a little water from your pitcher. {24:18} And she said, Drink, my lord. And she hurried, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. {24:19} And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw for your camels also, until they have done drinking. {24:20} And she hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw, and drew for all his camels. {24:21} And the man looked intently at her, holding his peace, to know whether Yahweh had made his journey prosperous or not. {24:22} And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold, {24:23} and said, Whose daughter are you? Tell me, I pray you. Is there room in your father's house for us to lodge in? {24:24} And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bare unto Nahor. {24:25} She said unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. {24:26} And the man bowed his head, and worshipped Yahweh. {24:27} And he said, Blessed be Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his loving kindness and his truth toward my master. As for me, Yahweh has led me in the way to the house of my master's brethren.     {24:28} And the damsel ran, and told her mother's house according to these words. {24:29} And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the fountain. {24:30} And it came to pass, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spoke the man unto me. That he came unto the man. And, behold, he was standing by the camels at the fountain. {24:31} And he said, Come in, you blessed of Yahweh. Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels. {24:32} And the man came into the house, and he unhitched the camels. And he gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men that were with him. {24:33} And there was set food before him to eat. But he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. {24:34} And he said, I am Abraham's servant. {24:35} And Yahweh has blessed my master greatly. And he is become great. And he has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and men-servants and maid-servants, and camels and asses. {24:36} And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old. And unto him has he given all that he has. {24:37} And my master made me swear, saying, you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell. {24:38} But you shall go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son. {24:39} And I said unto my master, Perhaps the woman will not follow me. {24:40} And he said unto me, Yahweh, before whom I walk, will send his messenger with you, and prosper your way. And you shall take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house. {24:41} Then shall you be clear from my oath, when you come to my kindred. And if they give her not to you, you shall be clear from my oath. {24:42} And I came this day unto the fountain, and said, O Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go. {24:43} Behold, I am standing by the fountain of water. And let it come to pass, that the maiden that comes forth to draw, to whom I shall say, Give me, I pray you, a little water from your pitcher to drink. {24:44} And she shall say to me, Both drink you, and I will also draw for your camels. Let the same be the woman whom Yahweh has appointed for my master's son. {24:45} And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder. And she went down unto the fountain, and drew. And I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray you. {24:46} And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also. So I drank, and she made the camels drink also. {24:47} And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter are you? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him. And I put the ring upon her nose, and the bracelets upon her hands. {24:48} And I bowed my head, and worshipped Yahweh, and blessed Yahweh, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter for his son. {24:49} And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. And if not, tell me. That I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.     {24:50} Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from Yahweh. We cannot speak unto you bad or good. {24:51} Behold, Rebekah is before you, take her, and go, and let her be your master's son's wife, as Yahweh has spoken. {24:52} And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth unto Yahweh. {24:53} And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah. He gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things. {24:54} And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night. And they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. {24:55} And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us [a few] days, at the least ten. After that she shall go. {24:56} And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing Yahweh has prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master. {24:57} And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth. {24:58} And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Will you go with this man? And she said, I will go. {24:59} And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men. {24:60} And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Our sister, be you [the mother] of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate of those that hate them.

     {24:61} And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man. And the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. {24:62} And Isaac came from the way of Beer-lahai-roi. For he dwelt in the land of the South. {24:63} And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, there were camels coming. {24:64} And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted from the camel. {24:65} And she said unto the servant, What man is this that walks in the field to meet us? And the servant said, It is my master. And she took her veil, and covered herself. {24:66} And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. {24:67} And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife. And he agape loved her. And Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.  

    {O1)25} Genesis 25.    {25:1} And Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah. {25:2} And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. {25:3} And Jokshan begot Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. {25:4} And the sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. {25:5} And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. {25:6} But unto the sons of the concubines, that Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts. And he sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country. {25:7} And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years. {25:8} And Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full [of years], and was gathered to his people. {25:9} And Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre. {25:10} The field which Abraham purchased of the children of Heth. There was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. {25:11} And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac dwelt by Beer-lahai-roi.     {25:12} Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham. {25:13} And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, {25:14} and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, {25:15} Hadad, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. {25:16} These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments. Twelve princes according to their nations. {25:17} And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years. And he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people. {25:18} And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria. He abode over against all his brethren.     {25:19} And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham begot Isaac. {25:20} And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife. {25:21} And Isaac entreated Yahweh for his wife, because she was barren. And Yahweh was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. {25:22} And the children struggled together within her. And she said, If it be so, Therefore do I live? And she went to inquire of Yahweh. {25:23} And Yahweh said unto her, Two nations are in your womb, And two peoples shall be separated from your bowels. And the one people shall be stronger than the other people. And the elder shall serve the younger.     {25:24} And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. {25:25} And the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment. And they called his name Esau. {25:26} And after that came forth his brother, and his hand had hold on Esau's heel. And his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.     {25:27} And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. {25:28} Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison. And Rebekah agape loved Jacob. {25:29} And Jacob boiled pottage. And Esau came in from the field, and he was faint. {25:30} And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray you, with that same red [pottage]. For I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom. {25:31} And Jacob said, Sell me first your birthright. {25:32} And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die. And what profit shall the birthright do to me? {25:33} And Jacob said, Swear to me first. And he swore unto him. And he sold his birthright unto Jacob. {25:34} And Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils. And he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.     

   {O1)26} Genesis 26.   {26:1} And there was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines, unto Gerar. {26:2} And Yahweh appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt. Dwell in the land which I shall tell you of. {26:3} Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you. For unto you, and unto your seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swear unto Abraham your father. {26:4} And I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and will give unto your seed all these lands. And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. {26:5} Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. {26:6} And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. {26:7} And the men of the place asked him of his wife. And he said, She is my sister. For he feared to say, My wife. Lest, [said he], the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah. Because she was fair to look upon. {26:8} And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was embracing with Rebekah his wife. {26:9} And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a guarantee she is your wife. And how said you, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die because of her. {26:10} And Abimelech said, What is this you have done unto us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us. {26:11} And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.     {26:12} And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year a hundredfold. And Yahweh blessed him. {26:13} And the man waxed great, and grew more and more until he became very great. {26:14} And he had possessions of flocks, and possessions of herds, and a great household. And the Philistines envied him. {26:15} Now all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth. {26:16} And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us. For you are much mightier than we. {26:17} And Isaac departed there, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.     {26:18} And Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father. For the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. And he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. {26:19} And Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. {26:20} And the herdsmen of Gerar strove with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. {26:21} And they dug another well, and they laid claim for that also. And he called the name of it Sitnah. {26:22} And he removed from there, and dug another well. And for that [well] they not strive for. And he called the name of it Rehoboth. And he said, For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.     {26:23} And he went up from there to Beer-sheba. {26:24} And Yahweh appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my servant Abraham's sake. {26:25} And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of Yahweh, and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac's servants dug a well.     {26:26} Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his host. {26:27} And Isaac said unto them, Therefore are you come unto me, seeing you hate me, and have sent me away from you? {26:28} And they said, We saw plainly that Yahweh was with you. And we said, Let there now be an oath between us, even between us and you, and let us make a covenant with you, {26:29} that you will do us no hurt, as we have not touched you, and as we have done unto you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace. you are now the blessed of Yahweh. {26:30} And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. {26:31} And they rose up early in the morning, and swore one to another. And Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. {26:32} And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had dug, and said unto him, We have found water. {26:33} And he called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.     {26:34} And when Esau was forty years old he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite. {26:35} And they were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.  

    {O1)27} Genesis 27.    {27:1} And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said unto him, My son. And he said unto him, Here am I. {27:2} And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death. {27:3} Now therefore take, I pray you, your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison. {27:4} And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat. That my soul may bless you before I die.     {27:5} And Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. {27:6} And Rebekah spoke unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak unto Esau your brother, saying, {27:7} Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before Yahweh before my death. {27:8} Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you. {27:9} Go now to the flock, and fetch me from there two good kids of the goats. And I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loves. {27:10} And you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death. {27:11} And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man. {27:12} My father perhaps will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver. And I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. {27:13} And his mother said unto him, Upon me be your curse, my son. Only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. {27:14} And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother. And his mother made savory food, such as his father loved. {27:15} And Rebekah took the goodly garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son. {27:16} And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck. {27:17} And she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.     {27:18} And he came unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I. Who are you, my son? {27:19} And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau your first-born; I have done according as you say to me: arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me. {27:20} And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because Yahweh your God sent me good speed. {27:21} And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray you, that I may feel you, my son, whether you be my very son Esau or not. {27:22} And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father. And he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. {27:23} And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands. So he blessed him. {27:24} And he said, are you my very son Esau? And he said, I am. {27:25} And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless you. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat. And he brought him wine, and he drank. {27:26} And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. {27:27} And he came near, and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son Is as the smell of a field which Yahweh has blessed. {27:28} And God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And plenty of grain and new wine. {27:29} Let peoples serve you, And nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brethren, And let your mother's sons bow down to you. A cursed be every one that curses you, And blessed be every one that blesses you.     {27:30} And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. {27:31} And he also made savory food, and brought it unto his father. And he said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me. {27:32} And Isaac his father said unto him, Who are you? And he said, I am your son, your first-born, Esau. {27:33} And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who then is he that has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? behold, [and] he shall be blessed. {27:34} When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father. {27:35} And he said, your brother came with guile, and has taken away your blessing. {27:36} And he said, is not he rightly named Jacob? for he has supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. And, behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Have you not reserved a blessing for me? {27:37} And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants. And with grain and new wine have I sustained him. And what then shall I do for you, my son? {27:38} And Esau said unto his father, Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. {27:39} And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, of the fatness of the earth shall be your dwelling, And of the dew of heaven from above. {27:40} And by your sword shall you live, and you shall serve your brother. And it shall come to pass, when you shall break loose, That you shall shake his yoke from off your neck.     {27:41} And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of grieving for my father are at hand. Then will I slay my brother Jacob. {27:42} And the words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah. And she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, your brother Esau, as touching you, does comfort himself, [purposing] to kill you. {27:43} Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. And arise, flee you to Laban my brother to Haran. {27:44} And tarry with him a few days, until your brother's fury turn away. {27:45} Until your brother's anger turn away from you, and he forget that which you have done to him. Then I will send, and fetch you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?     {27:46} And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me? 

    {O1)28} Genesis 28.    {28:1} And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, you shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. {28:2} Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father. And take you a wife from there of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother. {28:3} And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a company of peoples. {28:4} And give you the blessing of Abraham, to you, and to your seed with you. That you may inherit the land of your travels, which God gave unto Abraham. {28:5} And Isaac sent away Jacob. And he went to Paddan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.     {28:6} Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram, to take him a wife from there. And that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, you shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. {28:7} And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan-aram. {28:8} And Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father. {28:9} And Esau went unto Ishmael, and took, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.     {28:10} And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. {28:11} And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set. And he took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep. {28:12} And he dreamed. And behold, a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the messengers of God ascending and descending on it. {28:13} And, behold, Yahweh stood above it, and said, I am Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed. {28:14} And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. And in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. {28:15} And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you, where so  ever you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of. {28:16} And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely Yahweh is in this place. And I knew it not. {28:17} And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.     {28:18} And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. {28:19} And he called the name of that place Beth-el. But the name of the city was Luz at the first. {28:20} And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, {28:21} so that I come again to my father's house in peace, and Yahweh will be my God, {28:22} then this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house. And of all that you shall give me I will surely give the tenth unto you.

   {O1)29} Genesis 29.    {29:1} Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the children of the east. {29:2} And he looked, and behold, a well in the field, and, lo, three flocks of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks. And the stone upon the well's mouth was great. {29:3} And there were all the flocks gathered. And they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in its place. {29:4} And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, where are you? And they said, Of Haran are we. {29:5} And he said unto them, Know you Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him. {29:6} And he said unto them, Is it well with him? And they said, It is well. And, behold, Rachel his daughter comes with the sheep. {29:7} And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together. Water you the sheep, and go and feed them. {29:8} And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well's mouth. Then we water the sheep. {29:9} While he was yet speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep. For she kept them. {29:10} And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. {29:11} And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept. {29:12} And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son. And she ran and told her father.     {29:13} And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things. {29:14} And Laban said to him, Surely you are my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a moon cycle. {29:15} And Laban said unto Jacob, Because you are my brother, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be? {29:16} And Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. {29:17} And Leah's eyes were tender. But Rachel was beautiful and well favored. {29:18} And Jacob agape loved Rachel. And he said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter. {29:19} And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man. Abide with me. {29:20} And Jacob served seven years for Rachel. And they seemed unto him but a few days, for the agape love he had for her.     {29:21} And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. {29:22} And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. {29:23} And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him. And he went in unto her. {29:24} And Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid unto his daughter Leah for a handmaid. {29:25} And it came to pass in the morning that, behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, What is this you have done unto me? Did not I serve with you for Rachel? Therefore then have you beguiled me? {29:26} And Laban said, It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the first-born. {29:27} Fulfilling the seven solar years this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years. {29:28} And Jacob did also, and [he] fulfilled her seven year Shebuah. And he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife. {29:29} And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid. {29:30} And he went in also unto Rachel, and he agape loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.     {29:31} And Yahweh saw that Leah was loved less, and he opened her womb. But Rachel was barren. {29:32} And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben. For she said, Because Yahweh has looked upon my affliction. For now my husband will agape love me. {29:33} And she conceived again, and bare a son: and said, Because Yahweh has heard that I am hated, he has therefore given me this [son] also. And she called his name Simeon. {29:34} And she conceived again, and bare a son. And said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons. Therefore was his name called Levi. {29:35} And she conceived again, and bare a son. And she said, This time will I praise Yahweh. Therefore she called his name Judah. And she left off bearing. 

    {O1)30} Genesis 30.    {30:1} And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and she said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. {30:2} And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb? {30:3} And she said, Behold, my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; that she may bear upon my knees, and I also may obtain children by her. {30:4} And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. {30:5} And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. {30:6} And Rachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan. {30:7} And Bilhah Rachel's handmaid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son. {30:8} And Rachel said, With mighty struggle have I withheld with my sister, and have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.     {30:9} When Leah saw that she had left off bearing, she took Zilpah her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob to wife. {30:10} And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bare Jacob a son. {30:11} And Leah said, Fortunate! and she called his name Gad. {30:12} And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bare Jacob a second son. {30:13} And Leah said, Happy am I! for the daughters will call me happy: and she called his name Asher.     {30:14} And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found [vines of] love-apples in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray you, of your son's love-apples. {30:15} And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? and would you take away my son's love apples also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with you to-night for your son's love apples. {30:16} And Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, you must come in unto me; for I have surely hired you with my son's love apples. And he lay with her that night. {30:17} And God heard unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob a fifth son. {30:18} And Leah said, God has given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband: and she called his name Issachar. {30:19} And Leah conceived again, and bare a sixth son to Jacob. {30:20} And Leah said, God has endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun. {30:21} And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah. {30:22} And God remembered Rachel, and God heard her, and opened her womb. {30:23} And she conceived, and bare a son: and said, God has taken away my reproach: {30:24} and she called his name Joseph, saying, Yahweh add to me another son.     {30:25} And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country. {30:26} Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service wherewith I have served you.      {30:27} And Laban said unto him, If now I have found favor in your eyes, [tarry]: [for] I have divined that my god has blessed me for your sake. {30:28} And he said, Appoint me your wages, and I will give it.   {30:29} And he said unto him, you know how I have served you, and how your cattle have fared with me. {30:30} For it was little which you had before I came, and it has increased unto a multitude; and Yahweh [your God] has blessed you where so ever I turned: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also? {30:31} And he said, What shall I give you? And Jacob said, you shall not give me anything: if you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it. {30:32} I will pass through all your flock to-day, removing from there every speckled and spotted one, and every black one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and [of such] shall be my hire. {30:33} So shall my working good works answer for me hereafter, when you shall come concerning my hire that is before you: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that [if found] with me, shall be counted stolen. {30:34} And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to your word. {30:35} And he removed that day the he-goats that were ring streaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons; {30:36} and he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.     {30:37} And Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the plane-tree. And peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. {30:38} And he set the rods which he had peeled over against the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink; and they conceived when they came to drink. {30:39} And the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth ring streaked, speckled, and spotted. {30:40} And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ring streaked and all the black in the flock of Laban: and he put his own droves apart, and put them not unto Laban's flock. {30:41} And it came to pass, when ever the stronger of the flock did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods; {30:42} but when the flock were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's. {30:43} And the man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, and maid-servants and men-servants, and camels and asses.

   {O1)31} Genesis 31.    {31:1} And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's has he gotten all this glory. {31:2} And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as beforetime. {31:3} And Yahweh said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you. {31:4} And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock, {31:5} and said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as beforetime; but the God of my father has been with me. {31:6} And you know that with all my power I have served your father. {31:7} And your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. {31:8} If he said thus, The speckled shall be your wages; then all the flock bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ring streaked shall be your wages; then bare all the flock ring streaked. {31:9} Thus God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me. {31:10} And it came to pass at the time that the flock conceive, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the he-goats which leaped upon the flock were ring streaked, speckled, and grizzled. {31:11} And the messenger of God said unto me in the dream, Jacob: and I said, Here am I. {31:12} And he said, Lift up now your eyes, and see, all the he-goats which leap upon the flock are ring streaked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have seen all that Laban does unto you. {31:13} I am the God of Beth-el, where you anointed a pillar, where you vowed a vow unto me: now arise, get you out from this land, and return unto the land of your nativity. {31:14} And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house? {31:15} Are we not accounted by him as foreigners? for he has sold us, and has also quite devoured our money. {31:16} For all the riches which God has taken away from our father, that is ours and our children's: now then, what ever God has said unto you, do.     {31:17} Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon the camels; {31:18} and he carried away all his cattle, and all his substance which he had gathered, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Paddan-aram, to go to Isaac his father unto the land of Canaan. {31:19} Now Laban was gone to shear his sheep: and Rachel stole the idol images that were her father's. {31:20} And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled. {31:21} So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.     {31:22} And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled. {31:23} And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and he overtook him in the mountain of Gilead. {31:24} And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said unto him, Take heed to yourself that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad. {31:25} And Laban came up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain: and Laban with his brethren encamped in the mountain of Gilead. {31:26} And Laban said to Jacob, What have you done, that you have stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters as captives of the sword? {31:27} Therefore did you flee secretly, and steal away from me, and did not tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp; {31:28} and did not suffer me to kiss my sons and my daughters? now have you done foolishly. {31:29} It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spoke unto me yesterday night, saying, Take heed to yourself that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad. {31:30} And now, [though] you would need be gone, because you sore longed for your father's house, [yet] why have you stolen my gods? {31:31} And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Lest you should take your daughters from me by force. {31:32} With whom so ever you find your gods, he shall not live: before our brethren discern you what is yours with me, and take it with you. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.     {31:33} And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the tent of the two maid-servants; but he found them not. And he went out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent. {31:34} Now Rachel had taken the idols, and put them in the camel's saddle, and sat upon them. And Laban felt about all the tent, but found them not. {31:35} And she said to her father, Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise up before you; for the manner of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the idols.     {31:36} And Jacob was wroth, and argued with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that you have hotly pursued after me? {31:37} Whereas you have felt about all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? Set it here before my brethren and your brethren, that they may judge between us two. {31:38} These twenty years have I been with you; your ewes and your she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of your flocks have I not eaten. {31:39} That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto you; I bare the loss of it; of my hand did you require it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night. {31:40} Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes. {31:41} These twenty years have I been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock: and you have changed my wages ten times. {31:42} Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty. God has seen mine affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night.     {31:43} And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks, and all that you sees is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children whom they have borne? {31:44} And now come, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you. {31:45} And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar. {31:46} And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they did eat there by the heap. {31:47} And Laban called it Jegar-saha-dutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. {31:48} And Laban said, This heap is witness between me and you this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed: {31:49} and Mizpah, for he said, Yahweh watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another. {31:50} If you shall afflict my daughters, and if you shall take wives besides my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness between me and you. {31:51} And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold the pillar, which I have set between me and you. {31:52} This heap be witness, and the pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you shall not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm. {31:53} The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac. {31:54} And Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mountain. {31:55} And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed and returned unto his place.

   {O1)32} Genesis 32.    {32:1} And Jacob went on his way, and the messengers of God met him. {32:2} And Jacob said when he saw them, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.     {32:3} And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the field of Edom. {32:4} And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall you say unto my lord Esau: Thus said your servant Jacob, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until now: {32:5} and I have oxen, and asses, [and] flocks, and men-servants, and maid-servants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight. {32:6} And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him. {32:7} Then Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed: and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two companies; {32:8} and he said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the company which is left shall escape. {32:9} And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, O Yahweh, who said unto me, Return unto your country, and to your kindred, and I will do you good: {32:10} I am not worthy of the least of all the loving kindnesses, and of all the truth, which you have showed unto your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two companies. {32:11} Deliver me, I pray you, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, the mother with the children. {32:12} And you said, I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.     {32:13} And he lodged there that night, and took of that which he had with him a present for Esau his brother: {32:14} two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, {32:15} thirty milk camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. {32:16} And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space between drove and drove. {32:17} And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meets you, and asks you, saying, Whose are you? and where ever you go? and whose are these before you? {32:18} then you shall say [They are] your servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, he also is behind us. {32:19} And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall you speak unto Esau, when you find him; {32:20} and you shall say, behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me. {32:21} So the present passed over before him: and he himself lodged that night in the company.     {32:22} And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok. {32:23} And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had. {32:24} And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. {32:25} And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled with him. {32:26} And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me. {32:27} And he said unto him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob. {32:28} And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed. {32:29} And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray you, your name. And he said, Therefore is it that you do ask after my name? And he blessed him there. {32:30} And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, [said he], I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. {32:31} And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Penuel, and he limped upon his thigh. {32:32} Therefore the children of Israel eat not the sinew of the hip which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.

  {O1)33} Genesis 33.    {33:1} And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. {33:2} And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. {33:3} And he himself passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. {33:4} And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept. {33:5} And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are these with you? And he said, The children whom God has graciously given your servant. {33:6} Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. {33:7} And Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. {33:8} And he said, What meanest you by all this company which I met? And he said, To find favor in the sight of my lord. {33:9} And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; let that which you have be yours. {33:10} And Jacob said, No, I pray you, if now I have found favor in your sight, then receive my present at my hand; forasmuch as I have seen your face, as one sees the face of God, and you was pleased with me. {33:11} Take, I pray you, my gift that is brought to you; because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it. {33:12} And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before you. {33:13} And he said unto him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young: and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die. {33:14} Let my lord, I pray you, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come unto my lord unto Seir. {33:15} And Esau said, Let me now leave with you some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needs it? let me find favor in the sight of my lord. {33:16} So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. {33:17} And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made Temporary Shelters for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.     {33:18} And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram; and encamped before the city. {33:19} And he bought the parcel of ground, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money. {33:20} And he erected there an altar, and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

        {o1)34} Genesis 34.      {34:1} And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. {34:2} And Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her; And he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her. {34:3} And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he agape loved the damsel, and spoke kindly unto the damsel. {34:4} And Shechem spoke unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. {34:5} Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; and his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they came. {34:6} And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him. {34:7} And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done. {34:8} And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter: I pray you, give her unto him to wife. {34:9} And make you marriages with us; give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you. {34:10} And you shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade you therein, and get you possessions therein. {34:11} And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find favor in your eyes, and what you shall say unto me I will give. {34:12} Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife. {34:13} And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with guile, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister, {34:14} and said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us. {34:15} Only on this condition will we consent unto you: if you will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised; {34:16} then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people. {34:17} But if you will not hear unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone. 

{34:18} And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son. {34:19} And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was honored above all the house of his father. {34:20} And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying, {34:21} These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for, behold, the land is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. {34:22} Only on this condition will the men consent unto us to dwell with us, to become one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. {34:23} shall not their cattle and their substance and all their beasts be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us. {34:24} And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son heard all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city. {34:25} And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city unawares, and slew all the males. {34:26} And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went forth. {34:27} The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister. {34:28} They took their flocks and their herds and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field; {34:29} and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives, took they captive and made a prey, even all that was in the house. {34:30} And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, you have troubled me, to make me odious to the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and, I being few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and smite me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. {34:31} And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a whore?  

   {O1)35}  Genesis 35.  {35:1} And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, who appeared unto you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother. {35:2} Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the foreign gods that are among you, and purify yourselves, and change your garments: {35:3} and let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. {35:4} And they gave unto Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hand, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem. {35:5} And they journeyed: and a terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. {35:6} So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (the same is Beth-el), he and all the people that were with him. {35:7} And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. {35:8} And Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried below Beth-el under the oak: and the name of it was called Allon-bacuth.     {35:9} And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram [the curve], and blessed him. {35:10} And God said unto him, Your name is Jacob [the heel holder]: your name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be your name: and he called his name Israel [God Prevails]. {35:11} And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of you, and kings shall come out of your loins; {35:12} and the land which I gave unto Abraham and Isaac, to you I will give it, and to your seed after you will I give the land. {35:13} And God went up from him in the place where he spoke with him. {35:14} And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spoke with him, a pillar of stone: and he poured out a drink-offering thereon, and poured oil thereon. {35:15} And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Beth-el [the house of God].     {35:16} And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was still some distance to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor. {35:17} And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; for now you shall have another son. {35:18} And it came to pass, as her soul was departed (for she died), that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin. {35:19} And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem). {35:20} And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day. {35:21} And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder. {35:22} And it came to pass, while Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard of it.     Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: {35:23} The sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun; {35:24} the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin; {35:25} and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid: Dan and Naphtali; {35:26} and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, that were born to him in Paddan-aram. {35:27} And Jacob came unto Isaac his father to Mamre, to Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.     {35:28} And the days of Isaac were a hundred and fourscore years. {35:29} And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, old and full of days: and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.

    {O1)36} Genesis 36.    {36:1} Now these are the generations of Esau (the same is Edom). {36:2} Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, {36:3} and Basemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebaioth. {36:4} And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Basemath bare Reuel; {36:5} and  bare Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, that were born unto him in the land of Canaan. {36:6} And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the souls of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his possessions, which he had gather in the land of Canaan; and went into a land away from his brother Jacob. {36:7} For their substance was too great for them to dwell together; and the land of their moving about could not bear them because of their cattle. {36:8} And Esau dwelt in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.     {36:9} And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir: {36:10} these are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau. {36:11} And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gotam, and Kenaz. {36:12} And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these are the sons of Adah, Esau's wife. {36:13} And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahas, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife. {36:14} And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah.     {36:15} These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the first-born of Esau: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz, {36:16} chief Korah, chief Gotam, chief Amalek: these are the chiefs that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah. {36:17} And these are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: chief Nahas, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah: these are the chiefs that came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife. {36:18} And these are the sons of Aholibamah, Esau's wife: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, chief Korah: these are the chiefs that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife. {36:19} These are the sons of Esau, and these are their chiefs: the same is Edom.     {36:20} These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah, {36:21} and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan: these are the chiefs that came of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom. {36:22} And the children of Lotan were Hori and Heman. And Lotan's sister was Timna. {36:23} And these are the children of Shobal: Alvan and Manahas and Ebal, Shepho and Onam. {36:24} And these are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; this is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father. {36:25} And these are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah. {36:26} And these are the children of Dishon: Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran. {36:27} These are the children of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan. {36:28} These are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran. {36:29} These are the chiefs that came of the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah, {36:30} chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan: these are the chiefs that came of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.     {36:31} And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel. {36:32} And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom; and the name of his city was Dinhabah. {36:33} And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. {36:34} And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead. {36:35} And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith. {36:36} And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead. {36:37} And Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the River reigned in his stead. {36:38} And Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. {36:39} And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.     {36:40} And these are the names of the chiefs that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names: chief Timna, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth, {36:41} chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon, {36:42} chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar, {36:43} chief Magdiel, chief Iram: these are the chiefs of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession. This is Esau, the father of the Edomites.

   {O1)37} Genesis 37.    {37:1} And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's roaming about, in the land of Canaan 37:2} These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and he was a young man with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought the evil report of them unto their father. {37:3} Now Israel agape loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors. {37:4} And his brethren saw that their father agape loved him more than all his brethren; and they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.     {37:5} And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. {37:6} And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: {37:7} for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves came round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. {37:8} And his brethren said to him, shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. {37:9} And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream: and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me. {37:10} And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that you have dreamed? shall I and your mother and your brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth? {37:11} And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.     {37:12} And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. {37:13} And Israel said unto Joseph, Are not your brethren feeding the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you unto them. And he said to him, Here am I. {37:14} And he said to him, Go now, see whether it is well with your brethren, and well with the flock; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. {37:15} And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What do you seek? {37:16} And he said, I am seeking my brethren: tell me, I pray you, where they are feeding [the flock]. {37:17} And the man said, They are departed from here; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.     {37:18} And they saw him afar off, and before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. {37:19} And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes. {37:20} Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, And evil beast has devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams. {37:21} And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, Let us not take his life. {37:22} And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood; cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him: that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father. {37:23} And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colors that was on him; {37:24} and they took him, and cast him into the pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.     {37:25} And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. {37:26} And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood? {37:27} Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brethren heard unto him. {37:28} And there passed by Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.     {37:29} And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes. {37:30} And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, where shall I go? {37:31} And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a he-goat, and dipped the coat in the blood; {37:32} and they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, This have we found: know now whether it is your son's coat or not. {37:33} And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat: an evil beast has devoured him; Joseph is outside doubt torn in pieces. {37:34} And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and grieved for his son many days. {37:35} And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down to Sheol to my son grieving. And his father wept for him. {37:36} And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard.

   {O1)38} Genesis 38.    {38:1} And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. {38:2} And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. And he took her, and went in unto her. {38:3} And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er. {38:4} And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan. {38:5} And she yet again bare a son, and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. {38:6} And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar. {38:7} And Er, Judah's first-born, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh. And Yahweh slew him. {38:8} And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto your brother's wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother unto her, and raise up seed to your brother. {38:9} And Onan knew that the seed would not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest he should give seed to his brother. {38:10} And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Yahweh: and he slew him also. {38:11} Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow in your father's house, till Shelah my son be grown up; for he said, Lest he also die, like his brethren. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.     {38:12} And in process of time Shua's daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheep-shearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. {38:13} And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold, your father-in-law goes up to Timnah to shear his sheep. {38:14} And she put off from her the garments of her widowhood, and covered herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gate of Enaim, which is by the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she was not given unto him to wife. {38:15} When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a whore; for she had covered her face. {38:16} And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Come, I pray you, let me come in unto you: for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What will you give me, that you may come in unto me? {38:17} And he said, I will send you a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Will you give me a pledge, till you send it? {38:18} And he said, What pledge shall I give you? And she said, Your signet and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand. And he gave them to her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him. {38:19} And she arose, and went away, and put off her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood. {38:20} And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not. {38:21} Then he asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the prostitute, that was at Enaim by the wayside? And they said, There has been no prostitute here. {38:22} And he returned to Judah, and said, I have not found her; and also the men of the place said, There has been no prostitute here. {38:23} And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be put to shame: behold, I sent this kid, and you have not found her.     {38:24} And it came to pass about three moon cycles after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar your daughter-in-law has played the whore; and behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. {38:25} When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray you, whose are these, the signet, and the cords, and the staff. {38:26} And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She is more righteous worker than I; forasmuch as I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more. {38:27} And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. {38:28} And it came to pass, when she travailed, that one put out a hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. {38:29} And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, why have you made a breach for yourself? Therefore his name was called Perez. {38:30} And afterward came out his brother that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zerah.

    {O1)39} Genesis 39.    {39:1} And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hand of the Ishmaelites, that had brought him down there. {39:2} And Yahweh was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. {39:3} And his master saw that Yahweh was with him, and that Yahweh made all that he did to prosper in his hand. {39:4} And Joseph found favor in his sight, and he ministered unto him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. {39:5} And it came to pass from the time that he made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that Yahweh blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of Yahweh was upon all that he had, in the house and in the field. {39:6} And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he kept not anything [that was] with him, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was handsome, and well-favored. {39:7} And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. {39:8} But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master knows not what is with me in the house, and he has put all that he has into my hand: {39:9} he is not greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? {39:10} And it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he rejected her, to lie by her, [or] to be with her. {39:11} And it came to pass about this time, that he went into the house to do his work; and there was none of the men of the house there within. {39:12} And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and he got out. {39:13} And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, {39:14} that she called unto the men of her house, and spoke unto them, saying, See, he has brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us: he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: {39:15} and it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled, and he got out. {39:16} And she laid up his garment by her, until his master came home. {39:17} And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me: {39:18} and it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled out.     {39:19} And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke unto him, saying, After this manner did your servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. {39:20} And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. {39:21} But Yahweh was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. {39:22} And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and what ever they did there, he was the doer of it. {39:23} The keeper of the prison looked not to anything that was under his hand, because Yahweh was with him; and that which he did, Yahweh made it prosper. 

    {O1)40}  Genesis 40. {40:1} And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord the king of Egypt. {40:2} And Pharaoh was wroth against his two officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. {40:3} And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. {40:4} And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he ministered unto them: and they continued a season in ward. {40:5} And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison. {40:6} And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and saw them, and, behold, they were sad. {40:7} And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in ward in his master's house, saying, Therefore look you so sad to-day? {40:8} And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell it me, I pray you.     {40:9} And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; {40:10} and in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, [and] its blossoms shot forth; [and] the clusters of it brought forth ripe grapes: {40:11} and Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. {40:12} And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days; {40:13} within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head, and restore you unto your office: and you shall give Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when you was his butler. {40:14} But have me in your remembrance when it shall be well with you, and show kindness, I pray you, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: {40:15} for indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.     {40:16} When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head: {40:17} and in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of baked food for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head. {40:18} And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation there: the three baskets are three days; {40:19} within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat your flesh from off you. {40:20} And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and the head of the chief baker among his servants. {40:21} And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand: {40:22} but he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. {40:23} yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgot him.   

    {O1)41} Genesis 41.    {41:1} And it came to pass at the end of two full years that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river. {41:2} And, behold, there came up out of the river seven cows, well-favored and fat-fleshed; and they fed in the reed-grass. {41:3} And, behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the river, ill-favored and lean-fleshed, and stood by the other cows upon the brink of the river. {41:4} And the ill-favored and lean-fleshed cows did eat up the seven well-favored and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke. {41:5} And he slept and dreamed a second time: and, behold, seven ears of grain came up upon one stalk, rank and good. {41:6} And, behold, seven ears, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them. {41:7} And the thin ears swallowed up the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. {41:8} And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men there: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.     {41:9} Then spoke the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: {41:10} Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, me and the chief baker: {41:11} and we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. {41:12} And there was with us there a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret. {41:13} And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.     {41:14} Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. {41:15} And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of you, that when you hear a dream you canst interpret it. {41:16} And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace. {41:17} And Pharaoh spoke unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the brink of the river: {41:18} and, behold, there came up out of the river seven cows, fat-fleshed and well-favored: and they fed in the reed-grass: {41:19} and, behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ill-favored and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness: {41:20} and the lean and ill-favored cows did eat up the first seven fat cows: {41:21} and when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill-favored, as at the beginning. So I awoke. {41:22} And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up upon one stalk, full and good: {41:23} and, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, [and] blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them: {41:24} and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears: and I told it unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.     {41:25} And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: what God is about to do he has declared unto Pharaoh. {41:26} The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. {41:27} And the seven lean and ill-favored cows that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind; they shall be seven years of famine. {41:28} That is the thing which I spoke unto Pharaoh: what God is about to do he has showed unto Pharaoh. {41:29} Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: {41:30} and there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; {41:31} and the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine which follows; for it shall be very grievous. {41:32} And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh, it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. {41:33} Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. {41:34} Let Pharaoh do [this], and let him appoint overseers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. {41:35} And let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it. {41:36} And the food shall be for a store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.     {41:37} And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. {41:38} And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom the spirit of God is? {41:39} And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God has showed you all of this, there is none so discreet and wise as you: {41:40} you shall be over my house, and according unto your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you. {41:41} And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt. {41:42} And Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; {41:43} and he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he set him over all the land of Egypt. {41:44} And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and outside you shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt. {41:45} And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.     {41:46} And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. {41:47} And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. {41:48} And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same. {41:49} And Joseph laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left off numbering; for it was outside number. {41:50} And unto Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bare unto him. {41:51} And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: For, [said he], God has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house. {41:52} And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction. {41:53} And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, came to an end. {41:54} And the seven years of famine began to come, according as Joseph had said: and there was famine in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. {41:55} And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he said to you, do. {41:56} And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the store-houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine was sore in the land of Egypt. {41:57} And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was sore in all the earth.  

    {O1)42}  Genesis 42.    {42:1} Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons, Why do you look one upon another? {42:2} And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt: get you down there, and buy for us from there; that we may live, and not die. {42:3} And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy grain from Egypt. {42:4} But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest Perhaps harm befall him. {42:5} And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan. {42:6} And Joseph was the governor over the land; he it was that sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves to him with their faces to the earth. {42:7} And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spoke roughly with them; and he said unto them. Where come you? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. {42:8} And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. {42:9} And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, you are spies; to see the nakedness of the land you are come. {42:10} And they said unto him, No, my lord, but to buy food are your servants come. {42:11} We are all one man's sons; we are true men, your servants are no spies. {42:12} And he said unto them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land you are come. {42:13} And they said, We your servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not. {42:14} And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spoke unto you, saying, you are spies: {42:15} hereby you shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh you shall not go forth from here, except your youngest brother come here. {42:16} Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and you shall be bound, that your words may be proved, whether there be truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you are spies. {42:17} And he put them all together into ward three days.     {42:18} And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear God: {42:19} if you be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house; but go you, carry grain for the famine of your houses: {42:20} and bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and you shall not die. And they did so. {42:21} And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he beg us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. {42:22} And Reuben answered them, saying, Spoke I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and you would not hear? therefore also, behold, his blood is required. {42:23} And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them. {42:24} And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes. {42:25} Then Joseph commanded to fill their vessels with grain, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provisions for the way: and thus was it done unto them.     {42:26} And they And they loaded their asses with their grain, and departed from there. {42:27} And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey feed in the lodging-place, he saw his money; and, behold, it was in the mouth of his sack. {42:28} And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they turned trembling one to another, saying, What is this that God has done unto us? {42:29} And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that had happened [to] them, saying, {42:30} The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country. {42:31} And we said unto him, We are true men; and we are no spies: {42:32} we are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. {42:33} And the man, the lord of the land, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that you are true men: leave one of your brethren with me, and take [grain for] the famine of your houses, and go your way; {42:34} and bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that you are no spies, but that you are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and you shall traffic in the land.     {42:35} And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid. {42:36} And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have you bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and you will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me. {42:37} And Reuben spoke unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to you: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again. {42:38} And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left: if harm befall him by the way in which you go, then will you bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.   

    {O1)43} Genesis 43.    {43:1} And the famine was sore in the land. {43:2} And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. {43:3} And Judah spoke unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, you shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. {43:4} If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food: {43:5} but if you will not send him, we will not go down; for the man said unto us, you shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. {43:6} And Israel said, Therefore dealt you so ill with me, as to tell the man whether you had yet a brother? {43:7} And they said, The man asked strictly concerning ourselves, and concerning our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have you [another] brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we in any wise know that he would say, Bring your brother down? {43:8} And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the young man with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones. {43:9} I will be a guarantee for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I bring him not unto you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame for ever: {43:10} for except we had lingered, surely we had now returned a second time. {43:11} And their father Israel said unto them, If it be so now, do this: take of the choice fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds; {43:12} and take double money in your hand; and the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks carry again in your hand; perhaps it was an oversight: {43:13} take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: {43:14} and God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release unto you your other brother and Benjamin. And if I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. {43:15} And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. {43:16} And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, Bring the men into the house, and slay, and make ready; for the men shall dine with me at noon. {43:17} And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men to Joseph's house. {43:18} And the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses. {43:19} And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they spoke unto him at the door of the house, {43:20} and said, Oh, my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food: {43:21} and it came to pass, when we came to the lodging-place, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. {43:22} And other money have we brought down in our hand to buy food: we know not who put our money in our sacks. {43:23} And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them. {43:24} And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. And he gave their asses provender. {43:25} And they made ready the present against Joseph's coming at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.     {43:26} And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down themselves to him to the earth. {43:27} And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he yet alive? {43:28} And they said, Your servant our father is well, he is yet alive. And they bowed the head, and made obeisance. {43:29} And he lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother, his mother's son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto you, my son. {43:30} And Joseph made haste; for his heart yearned over his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there. {43:31} And he washed his face, and came out; and he refrained himself, and said, Set on bread. {43:32} And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, that did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. {43:33} And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marveled one with another. {43:34} And he took [and sent] messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

    {O1)44} Genesis 44.    {44:1} And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth. {44:2} And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his grain money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken. {44:3} As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses. {44:4} [And] when they were gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when you do overtake them, say unto them, Therefore have you rewarded evil for good? {44:5} Is not this that in which my lord drinks, and by which he indeed divines? you have done evil in so doing. {44:6} And he overtook them, and he spoke unto them these words. {44:7} And they said unto him, Therefore speaks my lord such words as these? Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing. {44:8} Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto you out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of your lord's house silver or gold? {44:9} With whom so ever of your servants it be found, let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen. {44:10} And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my bondman; and you shall be blameless. {44:11} Then they hurried, and took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack. {44:12} And he searched, [and] began at the eldest, and left off at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. {44:13} Then they rent their clothes, and loaded every man his ass, and returned to the city.     {44:14} And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; and he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground. {44:15} And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that you have done? know you not that such a man as I can indeed divine? {44:16} And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God has found out the work without law of your servants: behold, we are my lord's bondmen, both we, and he also in whose hand the cup is found. {44:17} And he said, Far be it from me that I should do so: the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my bondman; but as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.     {44:18} Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh, my lord, let your servant, I pray you, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant; for you are even as Pharaoh. {44:19} My lord asked his servants, saying, Have you a father, or a brother? {44:20} And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father agape loves him. {44:21} And you said unto your servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. {44:22} And we said unto my lord, The young man cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die. {44:23} And you said unto your servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, you shall see my face no more. {44:24} And it came to pass when we came up unto your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. {44:25} And our father said, Go again, buy us a little food. {44:26} And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, expect our youngest brother be with us. {44:27} And your servant my father said unto us, you know that my wife bare me two sons: {44:28} and the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I have not seen him since: {44:29} and if you take this one also from me, and harm befall him, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol. {44:30} Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the young man is not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the young man's life; {44:31} it will come to pass, when he sees that the young man is not [with us], that he will die: and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to Sheol. {44:32} For your servant became A bond for the young man unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto you, then shall I bear the blame to my father for ever. {44:33} Now therefore, let your servant, I pray you, abide instead of the young man a bondman to my lord; and let the young man go up with his brethren. {44:34} For how shall I go up to my father, if the young man be not with me? lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.

   {O1)45}    {45:1} Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood before him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. {45:2} And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard. {45:3} And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; does my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. {45:4} And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. {45:5} And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here: for God did send me before you to preserve life. {45:6} For these two years has the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest. {45:7} And God sent me before you to preserve you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance. {45:8} So now it was not you that sent me here, but God: and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt. {45:9} Haste you, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus said your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not; {45:10} and you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near unto me, you, and your children, and your children's children, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that you have: {45:11} and there will I nourish you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have. {45:12} And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks unto you. {45:13} And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen: and you shall haste and bring down my father here. {45:14} And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. {45:15} And he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him. {45:16} And the report of it was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. {45:17} And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto your brethren, This do you: load your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; {45:18} and take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land. {45:19} Now you are commanded, this do you: take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. {45:20} Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.     {45:21} And the sons of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way. {45:22} To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment. {45:23} And to his father he sent after this manner: ten asses loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses loaded with grain and bread and provision for his father by the way. {45:24} So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that you fall not out by the way. {45:25} And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father. {45:26} And they told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt. And his heart fainted, for he believed them not. {45:27} And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived: {45:28} and Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

      {O1)46} Genesis 46.   {46:1} And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. {46:2} And God spoke unto Israel in the visions of the night and said, Jacob, and Jacob. And he said, Here am I. {46:3} And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of you a great nation: {46:4} I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes. {46:5} And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. {46:6} And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him: {46:7} his sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.     {46:8} And these are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's first-born. {46:9} And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, and Pallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. {46:10} And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman. {46:11} And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohas, and Merari. {46:12} And the sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. {46:13} And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puvah, and Iob, and Shimron. {46:14} And the sons of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. {46:15} These are the sons of Leah, whom she bare unto Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three. {46:16} And the sons of Gad: Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. {46:17} And the sons of Asher: Imnah, and Ishvah, and Ishvi, and Beriah, and Serah their sister; and the sons of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel. {46:18} These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. {46:19} The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin. {46:20} And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On, bare unto him. {46:21} And the sons of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. {46:22} These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen. {46:23} And the sons of Dan: Hushim. {46:24} And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. {46:25} These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob: all the souls were seven. {46:26} All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, that came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six; {46:27} and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, that came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.     {46:28} And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to show the way before him unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. {46:29} And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen; and he presented himself unto him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. {46:30} And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you are yet alive. {46:31} And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go up, and tell Pharaoh, and will say unto him, My brethren, and my father's house, who were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me; {46:32} and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have. {46:33} And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation? {46:34} that you shall say, Your servants have been keepers of cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and our fathers: that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

   {O1)47} Genesis 47.    {47:1} Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen. {47:2} And from among his brethren he took five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. {47:3} And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers. {47:4} And they said unto Pharaoh, To sojourn in the land are we come; for there is no pasture for your servants' flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray you, let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen. {47:5} And Pharaoh spoke unto Joseph, saying, Your father and your brethren are come unto you: {47:6} the land of Egypt is before you; in the best of the land make your father and your brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if you know any able men among them, then make them rulers over my cattle. {47:7} And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. {47:8} And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How many are the days of the years of your life? {47:9} And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. {47:10} And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. {47:11} And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. {47:12} And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.     {47:13} And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. {47:14} And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house. {47:15} And when the money was all spent in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in your presence? for [our] money fails. {47:16} And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail. {47:17} And they brought their cattle unto Joseph; and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks, and for the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread in exchange for all their cattle for that year. {47:18} And when that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide from my lord, how that our money is all spent; and the herds of cattle are my lord's; there is nothing left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands: {47:19} Therefore should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land be not desolate.     {47:20} So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine was sore upon them: and the land became Pharaoh's. {47:21} And as for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end there. {47:22} Only the land of the priests bought he not: for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them; Therefore they sold not their land. {47:23} Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land. {47:24} And it shall come to pass at the ingathering, that you shall give a fifth unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones. {47:25} And they said, you have saved our lives: let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. {47:26} And Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; only the land of the priests alone became not Pharaoh's.     {47:27} And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they got them possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly. {47:28} And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were a hundred forty and seven years. {47:29} And the time drew near that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found favor in your sight, put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me: bury me not, I pray you, in Egypt; {47:30} but when I sleep with my fathers, you shall carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do as you have said. {47:31} And he said, Swear unto me: and he swore unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

   {O1)48} Genesis 48.    {48:1} And it came to pass after these things, that one said to Joseph, Behold, your father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. {48:2} And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, your son Joseph comes unto you: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. {48:3} And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, {48:4} and said unto me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a Ekklesia of peoples, and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession. {48:5} And now your two sons, who were born unto you in the land of Egypt before I came unto you into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, shall be mine. {48:6} And your issue, that you beget after them, shall be your; they shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance. {48:7} And as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when there was still some distance to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way to Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem).     {48:8} And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these? {48:9} And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God has given me here. And he said, Bring them, I pray you, unto me, and I will bless them. {48:10} Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them. {48:11} And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see your face: and, lo, God has let me see your seed also. {48:12} And Joseph brought them out from between his knees; and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. {48:13} And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him. {48:14} And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born. {48:15} And he blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who has fed me all my life long unto this day, {48:16} the messenger who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the young men; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. {48:17} And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. {48:18} And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father; for this is the first-born; put your right hand upon his head. {48:19} And his father refused, and said, I know [it], my son, I know [it]. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: howbeit his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a  multitude of nations. {48:20} And he blessed them that day, saying, In you will Israel bless, saying, God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. {48:21} And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God will be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers. {48:22} Also I have given to you one portion above your brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.  {O1)49} Genesis.    {49:1} And Jacob called unto his sons, and said: gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the latter days.  {49:2} Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob; And hear unto Israel your father. {49:3} Reuben, you are my first-born, my might, and the beginning of  my strength; The pre-eminence of dignity, and the pre-eminence of power. {49:4} Boiling over as water, you shall not have the pre-eminence; Because you went up to your father's bed; Then you defiled it: he went up to my couch. {49:5} Simeon and Levi are brethren; Weapons of violence are their swords. {49:6} O my soul, come not you into their council; Unto their Ekklesia, my glory, you be not united; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hocked an ox. {49:7} A cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; And their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.    {49:8} Judah, you shall your brethren praise: Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; Your father's sons shall bow down before you. {49:9} Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you are gone up: He stooped down, he couched as a lion, And as a lioness; who shall rouse him up?  {49:10} The Scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh come: And unto him shall the obedience of the peoples be. {49:11} Binding his foal unto the vine, And his ass's colt unto the choice vine; He has washed his garments in wine, And his vesture in the blood of grapes: {49:12} His eyes shall be red with wine, And his teeth white with milk.     {49:13} Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; And he shall be for a haven of ships; And his border shall be upon Sidon.    {49:14} Issachar is a strong ass, Couching down between the sheepfolds: {49:15} And he saw a resting-place that it was good, And the land that it was pleasant; And he bowed his shoulder to bear, And became a servant under task work.    {49:16} Dan shall judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel. {49:17} Dan shall be a serpent in the way, An adder in the path, That bit the horse's heels, So that his rider falls backward.     {49:18} I have waited for your salvation, O Yahweh. {49:19} Gad, a troop shall press upon him; But he shall press upon their heel. {49:20} Out of the Asher his bread shall be fat, And he shall yield royal dainties. {49:21} Naphtali is a hind let loose: He gives goodly words. {49:22} Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a fountain; His branches run over the wall. {49:23} The archers have sorely grieved him, And shot at him, and persecute him: {49:24} But his bow abode in strength, And the arms of his hands were made strong, By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (From there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel), {49:25} Even by the God of your father, who shall help you, And by the Almighty, who shall bless you,  With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that couches beneath, Blessings of the breasts, and of the womb. {49:26} The blessings of your father Have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors Unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.    {49:27} Benjamin is a wolf that ravens: In the morning she shall devour the prey, And at even he shall divide the spoil.    {49:28} All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spoke unto them and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them. {49:29} And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, {49:30} in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place. {49:31} there they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah: {49:32} the field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the children of Heth. {49:33} And when Jacob made an end of charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

   {o1)50} Genesis 50.    {50:1} And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. {50:2} And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel. {50:3} And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of embalming: and the Egyptians wept for him three-score and ten days.    {50:4} And when the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found favor in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, {50:5} My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have dug for me in the land of Canaan, there shall you bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray you, and bury my father, and I will come again. {50:6} And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury your father, according as he made you swear. {50:7} And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, {50:8} and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen. {50:9} And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company. {50:10} And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they lamented with a very great and sore lamentation: and he made a grieving for his father seven days. {50:11} And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the grieving in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous grieving to the Egyptians: Therefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan. {50:12} And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them: {50:13} for his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field, for a possession of a burying-place, of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.     {50:14} And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.    {50:15} And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully requite us all the evil which we did unto him. {50:16} And they sent a message unto Joseph, saying, Your father did command before he died, saying, {50:17} So shall you say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray you now, the transgression of the law of your brethren, and their sin, for that they did unto you evil. And now, we pray you, forgive the transgression of the law of the servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept when they spoke unto him. {50:18} And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are your servants. {50:19} And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? {50:20} And as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. {50:21} Now therefore fear you not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke kindly unto them.    {50:22} And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. {50:23} And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born upon Joseph's knees. {50:24} And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; but God will surely visit you, and bring you up out of this land unto the land which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. {50:25} And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here. {50:26} So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt. 

{O2)1} Exodus 1.   The Book of Exodus The Second Book of The Torah Called The Exodus From Out of Egypt    {1:1} Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt (every man and his household came with Jacob): {1:2} Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, {1:3} Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, {1:4} Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. {1:5} And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: and Joseph was in Egypt already. {1:6} And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. {1:7} And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.   {1:8} Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph. {1:9} And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: {1:10} come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falls out any war, they also join themselves unto our enemies, and fight against us, and get them up out of the land. {1:11} Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh store-cities, Pithom and Raamses. {1:12} But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.    {1:13} And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor: {1:14} and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, wherein they made them serve with rigor.   {1:15} And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: {1:16} and he said, When you do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the birth-stool; if it be a son, then you shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. {1:17} But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive. {1:18} And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have you done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive? {1:19} And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwife come unto them.  {1:20} And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. {1:21} And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them households. {1:22} And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.

 

  {O2)2} Exodus 2.    {2:1} And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. {2:2} And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three moons. {2:3} And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river's brink. {2:4} And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. {2:5} And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river-side; and she saw the ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to fetch it. {2:6} And she opened it, and saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children. {2:7} Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, shall I go and call you a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you? {2:8} And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maiden went and called the child's mother. {2:9} And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. {2:10} And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I drew him out of the water.    {2:11} And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown up, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he saw an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren. {2:12} And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. {2:13} And he went out the second day, and, behold, two men of the Hebrews were striving together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Therefore smite you your fellow? {2:14} And he said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? You think to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely the thing is known. {2:15} Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.    {2:16} Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. {2:17} And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. {2:18} And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that you are come so soon to-day? {2:19} And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew water for us, and watered the flock. {2:20} And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread. {2:21} And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. {2:22} And she bare a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, I have been a alien in a foreign land.    {2:23} And it came to pass in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. {2:24} And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. {2:25} And God saw the children of Israel, and God took knowledge [of them].

   {O2)3} Exodus 3.    {3:1} Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, and came to the mountain of God, unto Horeb. {3:2} And the messenger of Yahweh appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. {3:3} And Moses said, I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. {3:4} And when Yahweh saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. {3:5} And he said, Draw not near here: put off your shoes from off your feet, for the place whereon you stands is holy ground. {3:6} He also said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. {3:7} And Yahweh said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people that are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; {3:8} and I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. {3:9} And now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: I also have seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. {3:10} Come now therefore, and I will send you unto Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. {3:11} And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? {3:12} And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be the token unto you, that I have sent you: when you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God upon this mountain.    {3:13} And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers has sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them? {3:14} And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you say unto the children of Israel, I AM has sent me unto you. {3:15} And God also said  unto Moses, Thus shall you say unto the children of Israel, Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. {3:16} Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and [seen] that which is done to you in Egypt: {3:17} and I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. {3:18} And they shall hear to your voice: and you shall come, you and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and you shall say unto him, Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us: and now let us go, we pray you, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God. {3:19} And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, no, not by a mighty hand. {3:20} And I will put forth my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst there: and after that he will let you go. {3:21} And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when you go, you shall not go empty. {3:22} But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her that sojourns in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and you shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and you shall despoil the Egyptians.  {O2)4} Exodus 4.    {4:1} And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hear unto my voice; for they will say, Yahweh has not appeared unto you. {4:2} And Yahweh said unto him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod. {4:3} And he said, Cast in on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. {4:4} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail: (and he put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand:) {4:5} That they may believe that Yahweh, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared unto you. {4:6} And Yahweh said furthermore unto him, Put now your hand into your bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, as [white as] snow. {4:7} And he said, Put your hand into your bosom again. (And he put his hand into his bosom again; and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was turned again as his [other] flesh.) {4:8} And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe you, neither hear to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. {4:9} And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe even these two signs, neither hear unto your voice, that you shall take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which you takes out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.    {4:10} And Moses said unto Yahweh, Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since you have spoken unto your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. {4:11} And Yahweh said unto him, Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes[a man] dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, Yahweh? {4:12} Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall speak. {4:13} And he said, Oh, Lord, send, I pray you, by the hand of him whom you will send. {4:14} And the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is there not Aaron your brother the Levite? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he comes forth to meet you: and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. {4:15} And you  shall speak unto him, and put the words in his mouth: and I will be with your mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do. {4:16} And he [Aaron] shall be your spokesman unto the people; and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to you a mouth, and you shall be [to]  him [from] God. {4:17} And you shall take in your hand this rod, wherewith you shall do the signs. {4:18} And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray you, and return unto my brethren that are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. {4:19} And Yahweh said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead that sought your life. {4:20} And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. {4:21} And Yahweh said unto Moses, When you go back into Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your hand: but I will harden his heart and he will not let the people go. {4:22} And you shall say unto Pharaoh, Thus said Yahweh, Israel is my son, my first-born: {4:23} and I have said unto you, Let my son go, that he may serve me; and you have refused to let him go: behold, I will slay your son, your first-born. {4:24} And it came to pass on the way at the lodging-place, that Yahweh met him, and sought to kill him. {4:25} Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, Surely a bridegroom of blood are you to me. {4:26} So he let him alone. Then she said, A bridegroom of blood [are you], because of the circumcision.    {4:27} And Yahweh said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mountain of God, and kissed him. {4:28} And Moses told Aaron all the words of Yahweh wherewith he had sent him, and all the signs wherewith he had charged him. {4:29} And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel: {4:30} and Aaron spoke all the words which Yahweh had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. {4:31} And the people believed: and when they heard that Yahweh had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.  {O2)5} Exodus 5.    {5:1} And afterward Moses and Aaron came, and said unto Pharaoh, Thus said Yahweh, the God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. {5:2} And Pharaoh said Who is Yahweh that I should listen to his voice [or] to let Israel go? I know not Yahweh, and also I will not let Israel go. {5:3} And they said, The God of the Hebrews has met with us: let us go, we pray you, three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice unto Yahweh our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. {5:4} And the king of Egypt said unto them, Therefore do you, Moses and Aaron, loose the people from their works? get you unto your burdens. {5:5} And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens. {5:6} And the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, {5:7} you shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves. {5:8} And the number of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, you shall lay upon them; you shall not diminish anything there: for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God. {5:9} Let heavier work be laid upon the men that they may labor therein; and let them not regard lying words.    {5:10} And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their  officers, and they spoke to the people, saying, Thus said Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. {5:11} Go yourselves, get you straw where you can find it: for nothing of your work shall be diminished. {5:12} So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw. {5:13} And the taskmasters were urgent saying, Fulfill your works, [your] daily tasks, as when there was straw. {5:14} And the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Therefore have you not fulfilled your task both yesterday and to-day, in making brick as heretofore?   {5:15} Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Therefore deal you thus with your servants? {5:16} There is no straw given unto your servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault it in your own people. {5:17} But he said, you are idle, you are idle: therefore you say, Let us go and sacrifice to Yahweh. {5:18} Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall you deliver the number of bricks. {5:19} And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, when it was said, you shall not diminish anything from your bricks, [your] daily tasks. {5:20} And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh: {5:21} and they said unto them, Yahweh look upon you, and judge: because you have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.    {5:22} And Moses returned unto Yahweh, and said, Lord, Therefore have you dealt ill with this people? why is it that you have sent me?  {5:23} For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has dealt ill with this people; neither have you delivered your people at all.     {O2)6} Exodus 6.    {6:1} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Now shall you see what I will do to Pharaoh: for by a strong hand shall he let them go, and by a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.    {6:2} And God spoke unto Moses, and said unto him, I am Yahweh: {6:3} and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Yahweh I was not known to them. {6:4} And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their wonderings, wherein they traveled. {6:5} And I also have heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. {6:6} Therefore say unto the children of Israel, I am Yahweh, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments: {6:7} and I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God; and you shall know that I am Yahweh your God, who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. {6:8} And I will bring you in unto the land which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am Yahweh. {6:9} And Moses spoke so unto the children of Israel: but they heard not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.    {6:10} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {6:11} Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. {6:12} And Moses spoke before Yahweh, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not heard unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips? {6:13} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.    {6:14} These are the heads of their fathers' houses. The sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben. {6:15} And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman; these are the families of Simeon. {6:16} And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, and Kohas, and Merari; and the years of the life of Levi were a hundred thirty and seven years. {6:17} The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families. {6:18} And the sons of Kohas: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel; and the years of the life of Kohas were a hundred thirty and three years. {6:19} And the sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations. {6:20} And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty and seven years. {6:21} And the sons of Izhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. {6:22} And the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri. {6:23} And Aaron took him Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. {6:24} And the sons of Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites. {6:25} And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the Levites according to their families. {6:26} These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom Yahweh said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their hosts. {6:27} These are they that spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.    {6:28} And it came to pass on the day when Yahweh spoke unto Moses in the land of Egypt, {6:29} that Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, I am Yahweh: speak you unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I speak unto you. {6:30} And Moses said before Yahweh, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hear unto me?

  {O2)7} Exodus 7.    {7:1} And Yahweh said unto Moses, See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh; and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. {7:2} you shall speak all that I command you; and Aaron your brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. {7:3} And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. {7:4} But Pharaoh will not hear unto you, and I will lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth my hosts, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. {7:5} And the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh, when I stretch forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. {7:6} And Moses and Aaron did so; as Yahweh commanded them, so did they. {7:7} And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spoke unto Pharaoh.    {7:8} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, {7:9}When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Show a wonder for you; then you shall say unto Aaron, Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent. {7:10} And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so, as Yahweh had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. {7:11} Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers: and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did in like manner with their enchantments. {7:12} For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. {7:13} And Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he heard not unto them; as Yahweh had spoken.     {7:14} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is stubborn, he refuses to let the people go. {7:15} Get you unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goes out unto the water; and you shall stand by the river's brink to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shall you take in your hand. {7:16} And you shall say unto him, Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me unto you, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hereto you have not heard. {7:17} Thus said Yahweh, In this you shall know that I am Yahweh: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in my hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. {7:18} And the fish that are in the river shall die, and the river shall become foul; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink water from the river. {7:19} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.    {7:20} And Moses and Aaron did so, as Yahweh commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. {7:21} And the fish that were in the river died; and the river became foul, and the Egyptians could not drink water from the river; and the blood was throughout all the land of Egypt. {7:22} And the magicians of Egypt did in like manner with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he heard not unto them; as Yahweh had spoken. {7:23} And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he lay even this to heart. {7:24} And all the Egyptians dug round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river. {7:25} And seven days were fulfilled, after that Yahweh had smitten the river.  {O2)8} Exodus 8.    {8:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus said Yahweh, Let my people go, that they may serve me. {8:2} And if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your borders with frogs: {8:3} and the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and upon your bed, and into the house of your servants, and upon your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading-troughs: {8:4} and the frogs shall come up both upon you, and upon your people, and upon all your servants. {8:5} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the rivers, over the streams, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. {8:6} And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. {8:7} And the magicians did in like manner with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.     {8:8} Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Entreat Yahweh, that he take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice unto Yahweh. {8:9} And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Have you this glory over me: against what time shall I entreat for you, and for your servants, and for your people, that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, and remain in the river only? {8:10} And he said, Against to-morrow. And he said, Be it according to your word; that you may know that there is none like unto Yahweh our God. {8:11} And the frogs shall depart from you, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people; they shall remain in the river only. {8:12} And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto Yahweh concerning the frogs which he had brought upon Pharaoh. {8:13} And Yahweh did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courts, and out of the fields. {8:14} And they gathered them together in heaps; and the land stank. {8:15} But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and heard not unto them, as Yahweh had spoken.    {8:16} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out your rod, and smite the dust of the earth, that is may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. {8:17} And they did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and there were lice upon man, and upon beast; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. {8:18} And the magicians did so with their  enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: and there were lice upon man, and upon beast. {8:19} Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he heard not unto them; as Yahweh had spoken.    {8:20} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he comes forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus said Yahweh, Let my people go, that they may serve me. {8:21} Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon you, and upon they servants, and upon your people, and into your houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. {8:22} And I will set apart in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end you may know that I am Yahweh in the midst of the earth. {8:23} And I will put a division between my people and your people: by to-morrow shall this sign be. {8:24} And Yahweh did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies.    {8:25} And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go you, sacrifice to your God in the land. {8:26} And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to Yahweh our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us? {8:27} We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Yahweh our God, as he shall command us. {8:28} And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to Yahweh your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away: entreat for me. {8:29} And Moses said, Behold, I go out from you, and I will entreat Yahweh that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to-morrow: only let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Yahweh. {8:30} And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and entreated Yahweh. {8:31} And Yahweh did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one. {8:32} And Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he did not let the people go.  {O2)9} Exodus 9.    {9:1} Then Yahweh said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus said Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. {9:2} For if you refuse to let them go, and will hold them still, {9:3} behold, the hand of Yahweh is upon your cattle which are in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the herds, and upon the flocks: [there shall be] a very grievous murrain. {9:4} And Yahweh shall make a distinction between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt; and there shall nothing die of all that belongs to the children of Israel. {9:5} And Yahweh appointed a set time, saying, To-morrow Yahweh shall do this thing in the land. {9:6} And Yahweh did that thing on the morrow; and all the cattle of Egypt died; but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one. {9:7} And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he did not let the people go.     {9:8} And Yahweh said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. {9:9} And it shall become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. {9:10} And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast. {9:11} And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boils were upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians. {9:12} And Yahweh hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he heard not unto them, as Yahweh had spoken unto Moses. {9:13} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus said Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. {9:14} For I will this time send all my plagues upon your heart, and upon your servants, and upon your people; that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth. {9:15} For now I had put forth my hand, and smitten you and your people with pestilence, and you had been cut off from the earth: {9:16} but in very deed for this cause have I made you to stand, to show you my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. {9:17} As yet exalts you yourself against my people that you will not let them go? {9:18} Behold, to-morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now. {9:19} Now therefore send, hurry in your cattle and all that you have in the field; [for] every man and beast that shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die. {9:20} He that feared the word of Yahweh among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses. {9:21} And he that regarded not the word of Yahweh left his servants and his cattle in the field.    {9:22} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Stretch forth your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. {9:23} And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and Yahweh sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down unto the earth; and Yahweh rained hail upon the land of Egypt. {9:24} So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. {9:25} And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field. {9:26} Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.    {9:27} And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: Yahweh is righteous worker, and I and my people are wicked. {9:28} Entreat Yahweh; for there has been enough of [these] mighty thundering and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer. {9:29} And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto Yahweh; the thunders shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that you may know that the earth is Yahweh's. {9:30} But as for you and your servants, I know that you will not yet fear The God Yahweh. {9:31} And the flax and the barley were smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom. {9:32} But the wheat and the spelt were not smitten: for they were not grown up. {9:33} And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto Yahweh: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth. {9:34} And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. {9:35} And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the children of Israel go, as Yahweh had spoken by Moses.  {O2)10} Exodus 10.    {10:1} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I may show these my signs in the midst of them, {10:2} and that you may tell in the ears of your son, and of your son's son, what things I have wrought upon Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know that I am Yahweh. {10:3} And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus said Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me. {10:4} Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, to-morrow will I bring locusts into your border: {10:5} and they shall cover the face of the earth, so that one shall not be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remains unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which grows for you out of the field: {10:6} and your houses shall be filled, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; as neither your fathers nor your fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned, and went out from Pharaoh. {10:7} And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve Yahweh their God: know you not yet that Egypt is destroyed? {10:8} And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve Yahweh your God; but who are they that shall go? {10:9} And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old; with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto Yahweh. {10:10} And he said unto them, So be Yahweh with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you. {10:11} Not so: go now you that are men, and serve Yahweh; for that is what you desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.    {10:12} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left. {10:13} And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Yahweh brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. {10:14} And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt; very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. {10:15} For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing, either tree or herb of the field, through all the land of Egypt. {10:16} Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against Yahweh your God, and against you. {10:17} Now therefore forgive, I pray you, my sin only this once, and entreat Yahweh your God, that he may take away from me this death only. {10:18} And he went out from Pharaoh, and entreated Yahweh. {10:19} And Yahweh turned an exceeding strong west wind, which took up the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea; there remained not one locust in all the border of Egypt. {10:20} But Yahweh hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go.    {10:21} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. {10:22} And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days; {10:23} they saw not one another, neither rose any one from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. {10:24} And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go you, serve Yahweh; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you. {10:25} And Moses said, you must also give into our hand sacrifices and burnt-offerings that we may sacrifice unto Yahweh our God. {10:26} Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind: for of it must we take to serve Yahweh our God; and we know not with what we must serve Yahweh, until we come there. {10:27} But Yahweh hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let them go. {10:28} And Pharaoh said unto him, Get you from me, take heed to yourself, see my face no more; for in the day you sees my face you shall die. {10:29} And Moses said, you have spoken well. I will see your face again no more.

  {O2)11} Exodus 11.    {11:1} And Yahweh said unto Moses, yet one plague more will I bring upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go from here: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out from here altogether. {11:2} Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. {11:3} And Yahweh gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians.  Also the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.    {11:4} And Moses said, Thus said Yahweh, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: {11:5} and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sits upon his throne, even unto the first-born of the maid-servant that is behind the mill; and all the first-born of cattle. {11:6} And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there has not been, nor shall be any more. {11:7} But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that you may know how that Yahweh does make a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel. {11:8} And all these your servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get you out, and all the people that follow you: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.    {11:9} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Pharaoh will not hear unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt. {11:10} And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and Yahweh hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go out of his land. 

      {O2)12 Exodus}    {12:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, {12:2} This moon [of resurrection Abib, determined by vernal equinox] shall be unto you the beginning of moons: it shall be [Abib] the first moon of the repetition to you. {12:3} Speak you unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth [day] of this moon [of resurrection] [Abib] they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household: {12:4} and if the household be too little for a lamb, then shall he and his neighbor next unto his house take one according to the number of the souls; according to every man's  eating you shall make your count for the lamb. {12:5} Your lamb shall be outside blemish, a male a year old: you shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats: {12:6} and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same moon [of resurrection] [Abib]; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it between the [two] evenings. {12:7} And they shall take of the blood, and put it on the two side-posts and on the lintel, upon the houses wherein they shall eat it. {12:8} And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall eat it. {12:9} Eat not of it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roast with fire; its head with its legs and with the inwards there. {12:10} And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire. {12:11} And thus shall you eat it: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is Yahweh's Passover. {12:12} For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am Yahweh. {12:13} And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. {12:14} And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and you shall keep it a feast to Yahweh: throughout your generations you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.     {12:15} Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. {12:16} And in the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you. {12:17} And you shall observe the [feast of] unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall you observe this day [of Passover] throughout your generations by an ordinance for ever. {12:18} In the first moon [of resurrection, fruiting, budding and sprouting “Abib”], on the fourteenth day of the moon {Abib] at even, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the moon at even. {12:19} Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for anyone who eats that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a alien, or one that is born in the land. {12:20} you shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall you eat unleavened bread.    {12:21} Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out, and take you lambs according to your families, and kill the Passover. {12:22} And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is on the threshold, and strike the lintel and the two side-posts with the blood that is on the threshold; and none of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning. {12:23} For Yahweh will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side-posts, Yahweh will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. {12:24} And you shall observe this instruction for an ordinance to you and to your sons for ever. {12:25} And it shall come to pass, when you are come to the land which Yahweh will give you, according as he has promised, that you shall keep this service. {12:26} And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean you by this service? {12:27} that you shall say, It is the sacrifice of Yahweh's Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped. {12:28} And the children of Israel went and did so; as Yahweh had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.     {12:29} And it came to pass at midnight, that Yahweh smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the first-born of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the first-born of cattle. {12:30} And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. {12:31} And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, get you forth from among my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve Yahweh, as you have said. {12:32} Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also. {12:33} And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, to send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We are all dead men. {12:34} And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading-troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. {12:35} And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment. {12:36} And Yahweh gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. And they despoiled the Egyptians.    {12:37} And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, besides children. {12:38} And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. {12:39} And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victuals. {12:40} Now the time that the children of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. {12:41} And it came to pass at the end of four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of Yahweh went out from the land of Egypt. {12:42} It is a night to be much observed unto Yahweh for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of Yahweh, to be much observed of all the children of Israel throughout their generations.    {12:43} And Yahweh said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: there shall no foreigner eat there; {12:44} but every man's servant that is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then shall he eat there. {12:45} A alien and a hired servant shall not eat there. {12:46} In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry forth anything of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone there. {12:47} All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. {12:48} And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the Passover to Yahweh, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: but no uncircumcised person shall eat there. {12:49} One law shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you. {12:50} Thus did all the children of Israel; as Yahweh commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. {12:51} And it came to pass the selfsame day, that Yahweh did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts.  {O2)13 Exodus}    {13:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {13:2} Sanctify unto me all the first-born, what ever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.     {13:3} And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Yahweh brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten. {13:4} This day you go forth in the moon Abib. {13:5} And it shall be, when Yahweh shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which he swore unto your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this moon. {13:6} Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to Yahweh. {13:7} Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with you, neither shall there be leaven seen with you, in all your borders. {13:8} And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, It is because of that which Yahweh did for me when I came forth out of Egypt. {13:9} And it shall be for a sign unto you upon your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that the law of Yahweh may be in your mouth: for with a strong hand has Yahweh brought you out of Egypt. {13:10} you shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.     {13:11} And it shall be, when Yahweh shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, as he swore unto you and to your fathers, and shall give it you, {13:12} that you shall set apart unto Yahweh all that opens the womb, and every firstling which you have that comes of a beast; the males shall be Yahweh's. {13:13} And every firstling of an donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck: and all the first-born of man among your sons shall you redeem. {13:14} And it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What is this? that you shall say unto him, By strength of hand Yahweh brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage: {13:15} and it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that Yahweh slew all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man, and the first-born of beast: therefore I sacrifice to Yahweh all that opens the womb, being males; but all the first-born of my sons I redeem. {13:16} And it shall be for a sign upon your hand, and for frontlets between your eyes: for by strength of hand Yahweh brought us forth out of Egypt.    {13:17} And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest perhaps the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: {13:18} but God led the people about, by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea: and the children of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt. {13:19} And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straightly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and you shall carry up my bones away from here with you. {13:20} And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Ethan, in the edge of the wilderness. {13:21} And Yahweh went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they might go by day and by night: {13:22} the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, departed not from before the people. 

   {O2)14 Exodus}    {14:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {14:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal-zephon: over against it shall you encamp by the sea. {14:3} And Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness has shut them in. {14:4} And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he shall follow after them; and I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host: and the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh. And they did so. {14:5} And it was told the king of Egypt that the people were fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us? {14:6} And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: {14:7} and he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over all of them. {14:8} And Yahweh hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: for the children of Israel went out with a high hand. {14:9} And the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses [and] chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baal-zephon.    {14:10} And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto Yahweh. {14:11} And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Therefore have you dealt thus with us, to bring us forth out of Egypt? {14:12} Is not this the word that we spoke unto you in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. {14:13} And Moses said unto the people, Fear you not, stand still, and see the salvation of Yahweh, which he will work for you to-day: for the Egyptians whom you have seen to-day, you shall see them again no more for ever. {14:14} Yahweh will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.    {14:15} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Therefore cry you unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward. {14:16} And lift you up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground. {14:17} And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall go in after them: and I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. {14:18} And the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have gotten me honor upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. {14:19} And the messenger of God, who went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them: {14:20} and it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness, yet gave it light by night: and the one came not near the other all the night.     {14:21} And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and Yahweh caused the sea to go [back] by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. {14:22} And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. {14:23} And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. {14:24} And it came to pass in the morning watch, that Yahweh looked forth upon the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and discomfited the host of the Egyptians. {14:25} And he took off their chariot wheels, and they drove them heavily; so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for Yahweh fights for them against the Egyptians.     {14:26} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand over the sea that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. {14:27} And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and Yahweh overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. {14:28} And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, even all the host of Pharaoh that went in after them into the sea; there remained not so much as one of them. {14:29} But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. {14:30} Thus Yahweh saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea-shore. {14:31} And Israel saw the great work which Yahweh did upon the Egyptians, and the people feared Yahweh: and they believed in Yahweh, and in his servant Moses.

  {O2)15 Exodus}    {15:1} Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto Yahweh, and spoke, saying, I will sing unto Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously: The horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea. {15:2} Yahweh is my strength and song, And he is become my salvation: This is my God, and I will praise him; My father's God, and I will exalt him. {15:3} Yahweh is a man of war: Yahweh is his name. {15:4} Pharaoh's chariots and his host has he cast into the sea; And his chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea. {15:5} The deeps cover them: They went down into the depths like a stone. {15:6} Your right hand, O Yahweh, is glorious in power, Your right hand, O Yahweh, dashes in pieces the enemy. {15:7} And in the greatness of your Excellency you overthrows them that rise up against you: you sends forth your wrath, it consumes them as stubble.  {15:8} And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were piled up, The floods stood upright as a heap; The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea. {15:9} The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. {15:10} you did blow with your wind, the sea covered them: They sank as lead in the mighty waters. {15:11} Who is like unto you, O Yahweh, among the gods? Who is like you, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?  {15:12} you stretched out your right hand, The earth swallowed them. {15:13} you in your loving kindness have led the people that you have redeemed: you have guided them in your strength to your holy habitation. {15:14} The peoples have heard, they tremble: Pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.  {15:15} Then were the chiefs of Edom dismayed; The mighty men of Moab, trembling takes hold upon them: All the inhabitants of Canaan are melted away. {15:16} Terror and dread falls upon them; By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone; Till your people pass over, O Yahweh, Till the people pass over that you have purchased. {15:17} you will bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, The place, O Yahweh, which you have made for you to dwell in, The sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established. {15:18} Yahweh shall reign for ever and ever.    {15:19} For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and Yahweh brought back the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea. {15:20} And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. {15:21} And Miriam answered them, Sing you to Yahweh, for he has triumphed gloriously; The horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea.       {15:22} And Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. {15:23} And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter:  therefore the name of it was called Marah. {15:24} And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? {15:25} An he cried unto Yahweh; And Yahweh showed him a tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them; {15:26} and he said, If you will diligently hear to the voice of Yahweh your God, and will do that which is right in his eyes, and will give ear to his  commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon you, which I have put upon the Egyptians: for I am Yahweh that heals you. {15:27} And they came to Elim, where were twelve springs of water, and threescore and ten palm-trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

   {O2)16 Exodus}  {16:1} And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second moon after their departing out of the land of Egypt. {16:2} And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness: {16:3} and the children of Israel said unto them, Would that we had died by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, when we did eat bread to the full; for you have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.    {16:4} Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day's portion every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not. {16:5} And it shall come to pass on the sixth day, that they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. {16:6} And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then you shall know that Yahweh has brought you out from the land of Egypt; {16:7} and in the morning, then you shall see the glory of Yahweh; for that he hears your murmurings against Yahweh: and what are we, that you murmur against us? {16:8} And Moses said, [This shall be], when Yahweh shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that Yahweh hears your murmurings which you murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against Yahweh. {16:9} And Moses said unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before Yahweh; for he has heard your murmurings. {16:10} And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of Yahweh appeared in the cloud. {16:11} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {16:12} I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread: and you shall know that I am Yahweh your God.   {16:13} And it came to pass at even, that the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the camp. {16:14} And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness a small round thing, small as the hoar-frost on the ground. {16:15} And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, What is it? For they knew not what it was. And Moses said unto them, It is the bread which Yahweh has given you to eat. {16:16} This is the thing which Yahweh has commanded, Gather you of it every man according to his eating; an omer a head, according to the number of your persons, shall you take it, every man for them that are in his tent. {16:17} And the children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less. {16:18} And when they measured it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating. {16:19} And Moses said unto them, Let no man leave of it till the morning. {16:20} Notwithstanding they heard not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and Moses was wroth with them. {16:21} And they gathered it morning by morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted. {16:22} And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. {16:23} And he said unto them, This is that which Yahweh has spoken, Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath unto Yahweh: bake that which you will bake, and boil that which you will boil; and all that remains over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. {16:24} And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not become foul, neither was there any worm therein. {16:25} And Moses said, Eat that to-day; for to-day is a Sabbath unto Yahweh: to-day you shall not find it in the field. {16:26} Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none. {16:27} And it came to pass on the seventh day, that there went out some of the people to gather, and they found none. {16:28} And Yahweh said unto Moses, How long refuse you to keep my commandments and my laws? {16:29} See, for that Yahweh has given you the Sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide you every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. {16:30} So the people rested on the seventh day.     {16:31} And the house of Israel called the name of it Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers [made] with honey. {16:32} And Moses said, This is the thing which Yahweh has commanded, Let an omer full of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread wherewith I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt. {16:33} And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before Yahweh, to be kept throughout your generations. {16:34} As Yahweh commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept. {16:35} And the children of Israel did eat the manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat the manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan. {16:36} Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah. 

    {O2)17}  Exodus  {17:1} And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, by their journeys, according to the commandment of Yahweh, and encamped in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink. {17:2} Therefore the people strove with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why strive you with me? Therefore do you tempt Yahweh? {17:3} And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Therefore have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst? {17:4} And Moses cried unto Yahweh, saying, What shall I do unto this people? They are almost ready to stone me. {17:5} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Pass on before the people, and take with you of the elders of Israel; and your rod, where there you smote the river, take in your hand, and go. {17:6} Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shall smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. {17:7} And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the striving of the children of Israel, and because they tempted Yahweh, saying, Is Yahweh among us, or not?     {17:8} Then came Amalek, and fought [against]Israel in Rephidim. {17:9} And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to-morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand. {17:10} So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought [against] Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. {17:11} And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. {17:12} But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. {17:13} And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. {17:14} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. {17:15} And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Yahweh-nissi; {17:16} And he said, Yahweh has sworn: Yahweh will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

      {O2)18 Exodus}   {18:1} Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, how that Yahweh had brought Israel out of Egypt. {18:2} And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away, {18:3} and her two sons; of whom the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been a alien in a foreign land: {18:4} and the name of the other was Eliezer; for [he said], The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh. {18:5} And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness where he was encamped, at the mount of God: {18:6} and he said unto Moses, I, your father-in-law Jethro, am come unto you, and your wife, and her two sons with her. {18:7} And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him: and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent. {18:8} And Moses told his father-in-law all that Yahweh had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how Yahweh delivered them. {18:9} And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which Yahweh had done to Israel, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians. {18:10} And Jethro said, Blessed be Yahweh, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh; who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. {18:11} Now I know that Yahweh is greater than all gods; behold, in the thing wherein they dealt proudly against them. {18:12} And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God.    {18:13} And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood about Moses from the morning unto the evening. {18:14} And when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that you do to the people? Why sits you yourself alone, and all the people stand about you from morning unto even? {18:15} And Moses said unto his father-in-law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God: {18:16} when they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws. {18:17} And Moses' father-in-law said unto him, The thing that you do is not good. {18:18} you will surely wear away, both you, and this people that is with you: for the thing is too heavy for you; you are not able to perform it yourself alone. {18:19} Hear now unto my voice, I will give you counsel, and God be with you: be you for the people to God-ward, and bring you the causes unto God: {18:20} and you shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and shall show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do. {18:21} Also you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: {18:22} and let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto you, but every small matter they shall judge themselves: so shall it be easier for yourself, and they shall bear [the burden] with you. {18:23} If you shall do this thing, and God command you so, then you shall be able to endure, and all this people also shall go to their place in peace. {18:24} So Moses heard the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said. {18:25} And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. {18:26} And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. {18:27} And Moses let his father-in-law depart; and he went his way into his own land.  {O2)19} Exodus 19.    {19:1} In the third moon after the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. {19:2} And when they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mount. {19:3} And Moses went up unto God, and Yahweh called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shall you say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: {19:4} you have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. {19:5} Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be mine own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine: {19:6} and you shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak unto the children of Israel.    {19:7} And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which Yahweh commanded him. {19:8} And all the people answered together, and said, All that Yahweh has spoken we will do. And Moses reported the words of the people unto Yahweh. {19:9} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and may also believe you for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto Yahweh. {19:10} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments, {19:11} and be ready against the third day; for the third day Yahweh will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. {19:12} And you shall set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that you go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: anyone that touches the mount shall be surely put to death: {19:13} no hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, he shall not live: when the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mount. {19:14} And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their garments. {19:15} And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not near a woman.    {19:16} And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of a trumpet exceeding loud; and all the people that were in the camp trembled. {19:17} And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. {19:18} And mount Sinai, the whole of it, smoked, because Yahweh descended upon it in fire; and the smoke of it ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. {19:19} And when the voice of the trumpet waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice. {19:20} And Yahweh came down upon mount Sinai, to the top of the mount: and Yahweh called Moses to the top of the mount; and Moses went up. {19:21} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto Yahweh to gaze and many of them perish. {19:22} And let the priests also, that come near to Yahweh, sanctify themselves, lest Yahweh break forth upon them. {19:23} And Moses said unto Yahweh, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for you did charge us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. {19:24} And Yahweh said unto him, Go, get you down; and you shall come up, you, and Aaron with you: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto Yahweh, lest he break forth upon them. {19:25} So Moses went down unto the people, and told them.  

     {o2)20}  Exodus    {20:1} And God spoke all these words, saying, {20:2} I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. {20:3} you shall have no other gods before me.  {20:4} you shall not make unto you a graven image, nor any likeness [of any thing] that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. {20:5} you shall not bow down yourself unto them, nor serve them, for I Yahweh your God am a jealous God, visiting the works without law of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me, {20:6} and showing Agape loving kindness unto thousands of them that agape love me and keep my commandments.    {20:7} you shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain; for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.     {20:8} Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. {20:9} Six days shall you labor, and do all your work; {20:10} but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto Yahweh your God: [in it] you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your man-servant, nor your maid-servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates: {20:11} for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: Therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.    {20:12} Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.    {20:13} you shall not kill.    {20:14} you shall not commit adultery.     {20:15} you shall not steal.    {20:16} you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.     {20:17} you shall not covet your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is your neighbor's.     {20:18} And all the people perceived the thundering, and the lightning, and the voice of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off. {20:19} And they said unto Moses, Speak you with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die. {20:20} And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you that you sin not. {20:21} And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.    {20:22} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Thus you shall say unto the children of Israel, you yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. {20:23} you shall not make [other gods] with me; gods of silver, or gods of gold, you shall not make unto you. {20:24} An altar of earth you shall make unto me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt-offerings, and your peace-offerings, your sheep, and your oxen: in every place where I record my name I will come unto you and I will bless you. {20:25} And if you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stones; for if you lift up your tool upon it, you have polluted it. {20:26} Neither shall you go up by steps unto mine altar, that your nakedness be not uncovered thereon.  {O2)21} Exodus 21.  {21:1} Now these are the ordinances which you shall set before them. {21:2} If you buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. {21:3} If he come in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he be married, then his wife shall go out with him. {21:4} If his master give him a wife and she bear him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself. {21:5} But if the servant shall plainly say, I agape love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: {21:6} then his master shall bring him unto God, and shall bring him to the door, or unto the door-post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever.    {21:7} And if a man sell his daughter to be a maid-servant, she shall not go out as the men-servants do. {21:8} If she please not her master, who has espoused her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a foreign people he shall have no power, seeing he has dealt deceitfully with her. {21:9} And if he espouse her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. {21:10} If he take him another [wife]; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish. {21:11} And if he do not these three things unto her, then shall she go out for nothing, outside money.    {21:12} He that smites a man, so that he dies, shall surely be put to death. {21:13} And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver [him] into his hand; then I will appoint you a place where he shall flee. {21:14} And if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; you shall take him from mine altar, that he may die.     {21:15} And he that smites his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death {21:16} And he that steals [a] man, and sells him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.   {21:17} And he that curses his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death. {21:18} And if men contend, and one smite the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keep his bed; {21:19} if he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.    {21:20} And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall surely be punished. {21:21} Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.    {21:22} And if men strive together, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart, and yet no harm follow; he shall be surely fined, according as the woman's husband shall lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. {21:23} But if any harm follow, then you shall give life for life, {21:24} eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, {21:25} burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.    {21:26} And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, and destroy it; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.  {21:27} And if he smite out his man-servant's tooth, or his maid-servant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.    {21:28} And if an ox gore a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be surely stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit. {21:29} But if the ox was wont to gore in time past, and it has been testified to its owner, and he has not kept it in, but it has killed a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death. {21:30} If there be laid on him a ransom, then he shall give for the redemption of his life what ever is laid upon him. {21:31} Whether it have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him. {21:32} If the ox gore a man-servant or a maid-servant, there shall be given unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.     {21:33} And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit and not cover it, and an ox or an donkey fall therein, {21:34} the owner of the pit shall make it good; he shall give money unto the owner there, and the dead [beast] shall be his.    {21:35} And if one man's ox hurt another's, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the price of it: and the dead also they shall divide. {21:36} Or if it be known that the ox was wont to gore in time past, and its owner has not kept it in, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead [beast] shall be his own.  {O2)22} Exodus 22.  {22:1} If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. {22:2} If the thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dies, there shall be no blood guiltiness for him. {22:3} If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood guiltiness for him; he shall make restitution: if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.  {22:4} If the theft be found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall pay double.    {22:5} If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall let his beast loose, and it feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.     {22:6} If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the shocks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field are consumed; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.    {22:7} If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, he shall pay double. {22:8} If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, [to see] whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods. {22:9} For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, [or] for any manner of lost thing, where one said, This is it, the cause of both parties shall come before God; he whom God shall condemn shall pay double unto his neighbor.    {22:10} If a man deliver unto his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it: {22:11} the oath of Yahweh shall be between them both, whether he has not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods; and the owner of it shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution. {22:12} But if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner there. {22:13} If it be torn in pieces, let him bring it for witness: he shall not make good that which was torn.    {22:14} And if a man borrow anything of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the owner of it not being with it, he shall surely make restitution. {22:15} If the owner of it be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for its hire.    {22:16} And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife. {22:17} If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.    {22:18} you shall not suffer a sorceress to live.     {22:19} Anyone  who lies with a beast shall surely be put to death.    {22:20} He that sacrifices unto any god, save unto Yahweh only, shall be utterly destroyed. {22:21} And a alien shall you not wrong, neither shall you oppress him: for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. {22:22} you shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. {22:23} If you afflict them at all, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; {22:24} and my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.      {22:25} If you lend money to any of my people with you that is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor; neither shall you lay upon him interest. {22:26} If you at all take your neighbor's garment to pledge, you shall restore it unto him before the sun goes down: {22:27} for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin:  wherein shall he sleep? And it shall come to pass, when he cries unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.    {22:28} you shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people. {22:29} you shall not delay to offer of your harvest, and of the outflow of your presses. The first-born of your sons shall you give unto me. {22:30} Likewise shall you do with your oxen, [and] with your sheep: seven days it shall be with its dam; on the eighth day you shall give it me. {22:31} And you shall be holy men unto me: therefore you shall not eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; you shall cast it to the dogs.

   {O2)23} Exodus 23.    {23:1} you shall not take up a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an worker  against law a working witness. {23:2} you shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to withhold [justice]: {23:3} neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause.    {23:4} If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again. {23:5} If you see the donkey of him that hates you lying under his burden, you shall forbear to leave him, you shall surely release [it] with him.  {23:6} you shall not withhold the justice [due] to your poor in his cause. {23:7} Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and the lawful worker slay you not: for I will not make sinless the wicked. {23:8} And you shall take no bribe: for a bribe blinds them that have sight, and perverts the words of the lawful worker. {23:9} And a alien shall you not oppress: for you know the heart of a alien, seeing you were aliens in the land of Egypt.    {23:10} And six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in the increase there: {23:11} but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow; that the poor of your people may eat: and what they leave the beast of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard, [and] with your olive yard. {23:12} Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your handmaid, and the alien, may be refreshed. {23:13} And in all things that I have said unto you take you heed: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.    {23:14} Three times you shall keep a feast unto me in the year. {23:15} The feast of unleavened bread shall you keep: seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the moon Abib (for in it you came out from Egypt); and none shall appear before me empty: {23:16} and the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of your labors, which you sows in the field: and the feast of ingathering, at the end of the year, when you gathers in your labors out of the field. {23:17} Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord Yahweh.    {23:18} you shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my feast remain all night until the morning. {23:19} The first of the first-fruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of Yahweh your God. you shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk.    {23:20} Behold, I send an messenger before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. {23:21} Take you heed before him, and hear unto his voice; provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgression of the law: for my name is in him. {23:22} But if you shall indeed hear unto his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto your enemies, and an adversary unto your adversaries. {23:23} For mine messenger shall go before you, and bring you in unto the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: and I will cut them off. {23:24} you shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works; but you shall utterly overthrow them, and break in pieces their pillars. {23:25} And you shall serve Yahweh your God, and he will bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you. {23:26} There shall none cast her young, nor be barren, in your land: the number of your days I will fulfill. {23:27} I will send my terror before you, and will discomfit all the people to whom you shall come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs unto you. {23:28} And I will send the hornet before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before you. {23:29} I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against you. {23:30} By little and little I will drive them out from before you, until you be increased, and inherit the land. {23:31} And I will set your border from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness unto the River: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand:  and you shall drive them out before you. {23:32} you shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. {23:33} They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto you.

    {O2)24} Exodus 24.  {24:1} And he said unto Moses, Come up unto Yahweh, you, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship you afar off: {24:2} and Moses alone shall come near unto Yahweh; but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him. {24:3} And Moses came and told the people all the words of Yahweh, and all the ordinances: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which Yahweh has spoken will we do. {24:4} And Moses wrote all the words of Yahweh, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mount, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. {24:5} And he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen unto Yahweh. {24:6} And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. {24:7} And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that Yahweh has spoken will we do, and be obedient. {24:8} And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh has made with you concerning all these words.    {24:9} Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. {24:10} And they saw the God of Israel; and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and as it were the very heaven for clearness. {24:11} And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: and they beheld God, and did eat and drink.    {24:12} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give you the tables of stone, and the law and the commandment, which I have written, that you may teach them. {24:13} And Moses rose up, and Joshua his minister: and Moses went up into the mount of God. {24:14} And he said unto the elders, Tarry you here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: anyone who has a cause, let him come near unto them. {24:15} And Moses went up into the mount, and the cloud covered the mount. {24:16} And the glory of Yahweh abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. {24:17} And the appearance of the glory of Yahweh was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. {24:18} And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

  {O2)25} Exodus 25. {25:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {25:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take for me an offering: of every man whose heart makes him willing you shall take my offering. {25:3} And this is the offering which you shall take of them: gold, and silver, and brass, {25:4} and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' [hair], {25:5} and rams' skins dyed red, and sealskins, and acacia wood, {25:6} oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, {25:7} onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate. {25:8} And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. {25:9} According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the furniture there, even so shall you make it.    {25:10} And they shall make an ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length there, and a cubit and a half the breadth there, and a cubit and a half the height there. {25:11} And you shall overlay it with pure gold, within and outside shall you overlay it, and shall make upon it a crown of gold round about. {25:12} And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four feet there; and two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. {25:13} And you shall make staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. {25:14} And you shall put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, wherewith to bear the ark. {25:15} The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it. {25:16} And you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you. {25:17} And you shall make a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half [shall be] the length there, and a cubit and a half the breadth there. {25:18} And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work shall you make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat. {25:19} And make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat shall you make the cherubim on the two ends there. {25:20} And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be. {25:21} And you shall put the mercy-seat above upon the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you. {25:22} And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment unto the children of Israel.    {25:23} And you shall make a table of acacia wood: two cubits [shall be] the length there, and a cubit the breadth there, and a cubit and a half the height there. {25:24} And you shall overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about. {25:25} And you shall make unto it a border of a handbreadth round about; and you shall make a golden crown to the border of it round about. {25:26} And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet there. {25:27} Close by the border shall the rings be, for places for the staves to bear the table. {25:28} And you shall make the staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. {25:29} And you shall make the dishes there, and the spoons there, and the flagons there, and the bowls there, wherewith to pour out: of pure gold shall you make them. {25:30} And you shall set upon the table showbread before me always.     {25:31} And you shall make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it. {25:32} And there shall be six branches going out of the sides there; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side there, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side there: {25:33} three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the candlestick: {25:34} and in the candlestick four cups made like almond-blossoms, the knops there, and the flowers there; {25:35} and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of the candlestick. {25:36} Their knops and their branches shall be of one piece with it; the whole of it one beaten work of pure gold. {25:37} And you shall make the lamps there, seven: and they shall light the lamps there, to give light over against it. {25:38} And the snuffers there, and the snuff dishes there, shall be of pure gold. {25:39} Of a talent of pure gold shall it be made, with all these vessels. {25:40} And see that you make them after their pattern, which has been showed you in the mount.

  {O2)26}  Exodus 26.  {26:1} Also you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall you make them. {26:2} The length of each curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains shall have one measure. {26:3} Five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and [the other] five curtains shall be coupled one to another. {26:4} And you shall make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shall you make in the edge of the curtain that is outmost in the second coupling. {26:5} Fifty loops shall you make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shall you make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling; the loops shall be opposite one to another. {26:6} And you shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be one [whole].   {26:7} And you shall make curtains of goats' [hair] for a tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains shall you make them. {26:8} The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: the eleven curtains shall have one measure. {26:9} And you shall couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shall double over the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tent. {26:10} And you shall make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops upon the edge of the curtain which is [outmost in] the second coupling. {26:11} And you shall make fifty clasps of brass, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one. {26:12} And the overhanging part that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle. {26:13} And the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side, of that which remains in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it. {26:14} And you shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.    {26:15} And you shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up. {26:16} Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board. {26:17} Two tenons shall there be in each board, joined one to another: thus shall you make for all the boards of the tabernacle. {26:18} And you shall make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side southward. {26:19} And you shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons. {26:20} And for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards, {26:21} and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. {26:22} And for the hinder part of the tabernacle westward you shall make six boards. {26:23} And two boards shall you make for the corners of the tabernacle in the hinder part. {26:24} And they shall be double beneath, and in like manner they shall be entire unto the top of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners. {26:25} And there shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.    {26:26} And you shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, {26:27} and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the hinder part westward. {26:28} And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall pass through from end to end. {26:29} And you shall overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and you shall overlay the bars with gold. {26:30} And you shall rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion of it which has been showed you in the mount.    {26:31} And you shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall it be made. {26:32} And you shall hang it upon four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold; their hooks [shall be] of gold, upon four sockets of silver. {26:33} And you shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring in there within the veil the ark of the testimony: and the veil shall separate unto you between the holy place and the most holy. {26:34} And you shall put the mercy-seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. {26:35} And you shall set the table outside the veil, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and you shall put the table on the north side.     {26:36} And you shall make a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer. {26:37} And you shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold: their hooks shall be of gold: and you shall cast five sockets of brass for them.    {O2)27} Exodus 27.   {27:1} And you shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height of it shall be three cubits. {27:2} And you shall make the horns of it upon the four corners there; the horns of it shall be of one piece with it: and you shall overlay it with brass. {27:3} And you shall make its pots to take away its ashes, and its shovels, and its basins, and its flesh-hooks, and its fire pans: all the vessels of it you shall make of brass. {27:4} And you shall make for it a grating of network of brass: and upon the net shall you make four brazen rings in the four corners there. {27:5} And you shall put it under the ledge round the altar beneath, that the net may reach halfway up the altar. {27:6} And you shall make staves for the altar, staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with brass. {27:7} And the staves of it shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, in bearing it. {27:8} Hollow with planks shall you make it: as it has been showed you in the mount, so shall they make it.    {27:9} And you shall make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen a hundred cubits long for one side: {27:10} and the pillars of it shall be twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets [shall be] of silver. {27:11} And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings a hundred cubits long, and the pillars of it twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver. {27:12} And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. {27:13} And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits. {27:14} The hangings for the one side [of the gate] shall be fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. {27:15} And for the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. {27:16} And for the gate of the court shall be a screen of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; their pillars four, and their sockets four. {27:17} All the pillars of the court round about shall be filleted with silver; their hooks of silver, and their sockets of brass. {27:18} The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits, of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass. {27:19} All the instruments of the tabernacle in all the service there, and all the pins there, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.    {27:20} And you shall command the children of Israel, that they bring unto you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. {27:21} In the tent of meeting, outside the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before Yahweh: it shall be a statue for ever throughout their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

   {O2)28} Exodus 28.  {28:1} And bring you near unto you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons. {28:2} And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. {28:3} And you shall speak unto all that are wise-hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron's garments to sanctify him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. {28:4} And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a coat of checker work, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. {28:5} And they shall take the gold, and the blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the fine linen.  {28:6} And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the skilful workman. {28:7} It shall have two shoulder-pieces joined to the two ends there, that it may be joined together. {28:8} And the skillfully woven band, which is upon it, wherewith to gird it on, shall be like the work there [and] of the same piece; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. {28:9} And you shall take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel: {28:10} six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the six that remain on the other stone, according to their birth. {28:11} With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shall you engrave the two stones, according to the names of the children of Israel: you shall make them to be enclosed in settings of gold. {28:12} And you shall put the two stones upon the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before Yahweh upon his two shoulders for a memorial. {28:13} And you shall make settings of gold, {28:14} and two chains of pure gold; like cords shall you make them, of wreathen work: and you shall put the wreathen chains on the settings.    {28:15} And you shall make a breastplate of judgment, the work of the skilful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, shall you make it. {28:16} Foursquare it shall be [and] double; a span shall be the length there, and a span the breadth there. {28:17} And you shall set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row; {28:18} and the second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; {28:19} and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; {28:20} and the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be enclosed in gold in their settings. {28:21} And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes. {28:22} And you shall make upon the breastplate chains like cords, of wreathen work of pure gold. {28:23} And you shall make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. {28:24} And you shall put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate. {28:25} And the [other] two ends of the two wreathen chains you shall put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod in the forepart there. {28:26} And you shall make two rings of gold, and you shall put them upon the two ends of the breastplate, upon the edge there, which is toward the side of the ephod inward. {28:27} And you shall make two rings of gold, and shall put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, in the forepart there, close by the coupling there, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod. {28:28} And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings of it unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be upon the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod. {28:29} And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goes in unto the holy place, for a memorial before Yahweh continually. {28:30} And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goes in before Yahweh: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before Yahweh continually.    {28:31} And you shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue. {28:32} And it shall have a hole for the head in the midst there: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it be not rent. {28:33} And upon the skirts of it you shall make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the skirts there; and bells of gold between them round about: {28:34} a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about. {28:35} And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and the sound there shall be heard when he goes in unto the holy place before Yahweh, and when he comes out, that he die not.    {28:36} And you shall make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO YAHWEH. {28:37} And you shall put it on a lace of blue, and it shall be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be. {28:38} And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, and Aaron shall bear the works without law of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before Yahweh. {28:39} And you shall weave the coat in checker work of fine linen, and you shall make a mitre of fine linen, and you shall make a girdle, the work of the embroiderer.    {28:40} And for Aaron's sons you shall make coats, and you shall make for them girdles, and head-tires shall you make for them, for glory and for beauty. {28:41} And you shall put them upon Aaron your brother, and upon his sons with him, and shall anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office. {28:42} And you shall make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach: {28:43} And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they go in unto the tent of meeting, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not works without law, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and unto his seed after him.    {O2)29} Exodus 29.  {29:1} And this is the thing that you shall do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest's office: take one young bullock and two rams outside blemish, {29:2} and unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened mingled with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of fine wheaten flour shall you make them. {29:3} And you shall put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams. {29:4} And Aaron and his sons you shall bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shall wash them with water. {29:5} And you shall take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod; {29:6} and you shall set the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre. {29:7} Then shall you take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him. {29:8} And you shall bring his sons, and put coats upon them. {29:9} And you shall gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and bind head-tires on them: and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute: and you shall consecrate Aaron and his sons.     {29:10} And you shall bring the bullock before the tent of meeting: and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock. {29:11} And you shall kill the bullock before Yahweh, at the door of the tent of meeting. {29:12} And you shall take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with your finger; and you shall pour out all the blood at the base of the altar. {29:13} And you shall take all the fat that covers the inwards, and the caul upon the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar. {29:14} But the flesh of the bullock, and its skin, and it dung, shall you burn with fire outside the camp: it is a sin-offering.    {29:15} you shall also take the one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. {29:16} And you shall slay the ram, and you shall take its blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar. {29:17} And you shall cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its inwards, and its legs, and put them with its pieces, and with its head. {29:18} And you shall burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt-offering unto Yahweh; it is a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Yahweh.    {29:19} And you shall take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. {29:20} Then shall you kill the ram, and take of its blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. {29:21} And you shall take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him. {29:22} Also you shall take of the ram the fat, and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration), {29:23} and one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before Yahweh. {29:24} And you shall put the whole upon the hands of Aaron, and upon the hands of his sons, and shall wave them for a wave-offering before Yahweh. {29:25} And you shall take them from their hands, and burn them on the altar upon the burnt-offering, for a sweet savor before Yahweh: it is an offering made by fire unto Yahweh.    {29:26} And you shall take the breast of Aaron's ram of consecration, and wave it for a wave-offering before Yahweh: and it shall be your portion. {29:27} And you shall sanctify the breast of the wave-offering, and the thigh of the heave-offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons: {29:28} and it shall be for Aaron and his sons as [their] portion for ever from the children of Israel; for it is a heave-offering: and it shall be a heave-offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifices of their peace-offerings, even their heave-offering unto Yahweh.    {29:29} And the holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them. {29:30} Seven days shall the son that is priest in his stead put them on, when he comes into the tent of meeting to minister in the holy place.    {29:31} And you shall take the ram of consecration, and boil its flesh in a holy place. {29:32} And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the tent of meeting. {29:33} And they shall eat those things wherewith atonement was made, to consecrate [and] to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat there, because they are holy. {29:34} And if anything of the flesh of the consecration, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten [in the light, because it is holy.    {29:35} And thus shall you do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you: seven days shall you consecrate them. {29:36} And every day shall you offer the bullock of sin-offering for atonement: and you shall cleanse the altar, when you make atonement for it; and you shall anoint it, to sanctify it. {29:37} Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar, and sanctify it: and the altar shall be most holy; what ever touches the altar shall be holy.    {29:38} Now this is that which you shall offer upon the altar: two lambs a year old day by day continually. {29:39} The one lamb you shall offer in the morning; and the other lamb you shall offer at even: {29:40} and with the one lamb a tenth part [of an ephah] of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil, and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink-offering. {29:41} And the other lamb you shall offer at even, and shall do thereto according to the meal-offering of the morning, and according to the drink-offering there, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Yahweh. {29:42} It shall be a continual burnt-offering throughout your generations at the door of the tent of meeting before Yahweh, where I will meet with you, to speak there unto you. {29:43} And there I will meet with the children of Israel; and [the Tent] shall be sanctified by my glory. {29:44} And I will sanctify the tent of meeting, and the altar: Aaron also and his sons will I sanctify, to minister to me in the priest's office. {29:45} And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. {29:46} And they shall know that I am Yahweh their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them: I am Yahweh their God.  {O2)30} Exodus 30.  {30:1} And you shall make an altar to burn incense upon: of acacia wood shall you make it. {30:2} A cubit shall be the length there, and a cubit the breadth there; foursquare shall it be; and two cubits shall be the height there: the horns of it shall be of one piece with it. {30:3} And you shall overlay it with pure gold, the top there, and the sides of it round about, and the horns there; and you shall make unto it a crown of gold round about. {30:4} And two golden rings shall you make for it under the crown there; upon the two ribs there, upon the two sides of it shall you make them; and they shall be for places for staves wherewith to bear it. {30:5} And you shall make the staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. {30:6} And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you. {30:7} And Aaron shall burn thereon incense of sweet spices: every morning, when he dresses the lamps, he shall burn it. {30:8} And when Aaron lights the lamps at even, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before Yahweh throughout your generations. {30:9} you shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt-offering, nor meal-offering; and you shall pour no drink-offering thereon. {30:10} And Aaron shall make atonement upon the horns of it once in the year; with the blood of the sin-offering of atonement once in the year shall he make atonement for it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto Yahweh.     {30:11} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {30:12} When you take the sum of the children of Israel, according to those that are numbered of them, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto Yahweh, when you number them; that there be no plague among them, when you number them. {30:13} This they shall give, every one that pass over unto them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary; (the shekel is twenty gerahs;) half a shekel for an offering to Yahweh. {30:14} Every one that passes over unto them that are numbered, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the offering of Yahweh. {30:15} The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of Yahweh, to make atonement for your souls. {30:16} And you shall take the atonement money from the children of Israel, and shall appoint it for the service of the tent of meeting; that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before Yahweh, to make atonement for your souls.    {30:17} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {30:18} you shall also make a laver of brass, and the base of it of brass, a place to wash. And you shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water therein. {30:19} And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: {30:20} when they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire unto Yahweh. {30:21} So they shall wash their hands and their feet that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.    {30:22} Again Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {30:23} Take you also unto you the chief spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred [shekels], and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty, {30:24} and of cassia five hundred, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin. {30:25} And you shall make it a holy anointing oil, a perfume compounded after the are of the perfumer: it shall be a holy anointing oil. {30:26} And you shall anoint with the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, {30:27} and the table and all the vessels there, and the candlestick and the vessels there, and the altar of incense, {30:28} and the altar of burnt-offering with all the vessels there, and the laver and the base there. {30:29} And you shall sanctify them, that they may be most holy: what ever touches them shall be holy. {30:30} And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office. {30:31} And you shall speak unto the  Children of Israel, saying, This shall be a holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations. {30:32} Upon the flesh of man shall it not be poured, neither shall you make any like it, according to the composition there: it is holy, [and] it shall be holy unto you. {30:33} Anyone that compounds any like it, or anyone who puts any of it upon a stranger, he shall be cut off from his people.    {30:34} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Take unto you sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight; {30:35} and you shall make of it incense, a perfume after the are of the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure [and] holy: {30:36} and you shall beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you: it shall be unto you most holy. {30:37} And the incense which you shall make, according to the composition of it you shall not make for yourselves: it shall be unto you holy for Yahweh. {30:38}  Anyone who ever shall make like unto that [a different incense],  to smell there, he shall be cut off from his people.

   {O2)31} Exodus 31.  {31:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {31:2} See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: {31:3} and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, {31:4} to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, {31:5} and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship. {31:6} And I, behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all that are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you: {31:7} the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy-seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the Tent, {31:8} and the table and its vessels, and the pure candlestick with all its vessels, and the altar of incense, {31:9} and the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its base, {31:10} and the finely wrought garments, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office, {31:11} and the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded you shall they do.    {31:12} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {31:13} Speak you also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily you shall keep my Sabbaths: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am Yahweh who sanctifies you. {31:14} you shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that profanes it shall surely be put to death; for anyone who does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. {31:15} Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to Yahweh: anyone who does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. {31:16} Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. {31:17} It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.     {31:18} And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

   {O2)32}  Exodus 32.    {32:1} And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. {32:2} And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. {32:3} And all the people brake off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. {32:4} And he received it at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made it a molten calf: and they said, These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt. {32:5} And when Aaron saw [this], he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To-morrow shall be a feast to Yahweh. {32:6} And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.     {32:7} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, Go, get you down; for your people, that you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: {32:8} they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed unto it, and said, These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt. {32:9} And Yahweh said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff-necked people: {32:10} now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation. {32:11} And Moses beg Yahweh his God, and said, Yahweh, why does your wrath wax hot against your people, that you have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? {32:12} Therefore should the Egyptians speak, saying, For evil did he bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people. {32:13} Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swears by your own self, and said unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. {32:14} And Yahweh repented of the evil which he said he would do unto his people.    {32:15} And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, with the two tables of the testimony in his hand; tables that were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. {32:16} And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables. {32:17} And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. {32:18} And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome; but the noise of them that sing do I hear. {32:19} And it came to pass, as soon as he came near unto the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount. {32:20} And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.    {32:21} And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto you, that you have brought a great sin upon them? {32:22} And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: you know the people, that they are [set] on evil. {32:23} For they said unto me, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. {32:24} And I said unto them, Anyone who has any gold, let them break it off: so they gave it me; and I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.       {32:25} And when Moses saw that the people were broken loose, (for Aaron had let them loose for a derision among their enemies,) {32:26} then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who so is on Yahweh's side, [let him come] unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. {32:27} And he said unto them, Thus said Yahweh, the God of Israel, Put you every man his sword upon his thigh, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor. {32:28} And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.  {32:29} And Moses said, Consecrate yourselves to-day to Yahweh, behold, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.    {32:30} And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, you have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto Yahweh; perhaps I shall make atonement for your sin. {32:31} And Moses returned unto Yahweh, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. {32:32} yet now, if you will forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray you, out of your book which you have written. {32:33} And Yahweh said unto Moses, anyone who has sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. {32:34} And now go, lead the people unto [the place] of which I have spoken unto you: behold, mine messenger shall go before you; nevertheless in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them. {32:35} And Yahweh smote the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made. 

        {O2)33} Exodus 33.  {33:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, Depart, go up from here, you and the people that you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land of which I swear unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto your seed will I give it: {33:2} and I will send an messenger before you; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: {33:3} unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of you, for you are a stiff-necked people, lest I consume you in the way. {33:4} And when the people heard these evil tidings, they grieved: and no man did put on him his ornaments. {33:5} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, you are a stiff-necked people; if I go up into the midst of you for one moment, I shall consume you: therefore now put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what to do unto you. {33:6} And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments from mount Horeb onward.    {33:7} Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it outside the camp, afar off from the camp; and he called it, The tent of meeting. And it came to pass, that every one that sought Yahweh went out unto the tent of meeting, which was outside the camp. {33:8} And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the Tent. {33:9} And it came to pass, when Moses entered into the Tent, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the door of the Tent: and [Yahweh] spoke with Moses. {33:10} And all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man at his tent door. {33:11} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaks unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his minister Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the Tent.    {33:12} And Moses said unto Yahweh, See, you say unto me, Bring up this people: and you have not let me know whom you will send with me. yet you have said, I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight. {33:13} Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found favor in your sight, show me now your ways, that I may know you, to the end that I may find favor in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people. {33:14} And he said, My presence shall go [with you], and I will give you rest. {33:15} And he said unto him, If your presence go not [with me], carry us not up from here. {33:16} For wherein now shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? is it not in that you go with us, so that we are separated, I and your people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth?    {33:17} And Yahweh said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name. {33:18} And he said, Show me, I pray you, your glory. {33:19} And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of Yahweh before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. {33:20} And he said, you canst not see my face; for man shall not see me and live. {33:21} and Yahweh said, Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand upon the rock: {33:22} and it shall come to pass, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by: {33:23} and I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.

       {o2)34}  Exodus 34.   {34:1} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Hew you two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon the tables the words that were on the first tables, which you broke. {34:2} And be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mount. {34:3} And no man shall come up with you; neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount. {34:4} And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as Yahweh had commanded him, and took in his hand two tables of stone. {34:5} And Yahweh descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Yahweh. {34:6} And Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, Yahweh, Yahweh, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth, {34:7} keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving works [made] without law and transgression of the law and sin; and that will by no means clear [the guilty], visiting the works without law of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation. {34:8} And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. {34:9} And he said, If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I pray you, go in the midst of us; for it is a stiff-necked  people; and pardon our works without law and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.    {34:10} And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been wrought in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among which you are shall see the work of Yahweh; for it is a terrible thing that I do with you. {34:11} Observe you that which I command you this day: behold, I drive out before you the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. {34:12} Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you: {34:13} but you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their groves; {34:14} for you shall worship no other god: for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: {34:15} lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the whore after their gods, and sacrifices unto their gods, and one call you and you eat of his sacrifice; {34:16} and you take of their daughters unto your sons, and their daughters play the whore after their gods, and make your sons play the whore after their gods. {34:17} you shall make you no molten gods.     {34:18} The feast of unleavened bread shall you keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the moon Abib; for in the moon Abib you came out from Egypt. {34:19} All that opens the womb is mine; and all your cattle that is male, the firstlings of cow and sheep. {34:20} And the firstling of an donkey you shall redeem with a lamb: and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. All the first-born of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.    {34:21} Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. {34:22} And you shall observe the feast of the Solar Sevens [Shebuah or the Sabbaton], [even] of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end. {34:23} Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord Yahweh, the God of Israel. {34:24} For I will cast out nations before you, and enlarge your borders: neither shall any man desire your land, when you go up to appear before Yahweh your God three times in the year.    {34:25} you shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left unto the morning. {34:26} The first of the first-fruits of your ground you shall bring unto the house of Yahweh your God. you shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk. {34:27} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Write you these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel. {34:28} And he was there with Yahweh forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.    {34:29} And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of the testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone by reason of his speaking with him. {34:30} And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him. {34:31} And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses spoke to them. {34:32} And afterward all the children of Israel came near: and he gave them in commandment all that Yahweh had spoken with him in mount Sinai. {34:33} And when Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. {34:34} But when Moses went in before Yahweh to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out; and he came out, and spoke unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. {34:35} And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the veil upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him. 

    {o2)35} Exodus 35.    {35:1} And Moses assembled all the congregation of the children of Israel, and said unto them, These are the words which Yahweh has commanded, that you should do them. {35:2} Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of solemn rest to Yahweh: anyone who does any work therein shall be put to death. {35:3} you shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the Sabbath day.    {35:4} And Moses spoke unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which Yahweh commanded, saying, {35:5} Take you from among you an offering unto Yahweh; anyone who is of a willing heart, let him bring it, Yahweh's offering: gold, and silver, and brass, {35:6} and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' [hair], {35:7} and rams' skins dyed red, and sealskins, and acacia wood, {35:8} and oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, {35:9} and onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate.     {35:10} And let every wise-hearted man among you come, and make all that Yahweh has commanded: {35:11} the tabernacle, its tent, and its covering, its clasps, and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets; {35:12} the ark, and the staves there, the mercy-seat, and the veil of the screen; {35:13} the table, and its staves, and all its vessels, and the  Showbread; {35:14} the candlestick also for the light, and its vessels, and its lamps, and the oil for the light; {35:15} and the altar of incense, and its staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the screen for the door, at the door of the tabernacle; {35:16} the altar of burnt-offering, with its grating of brass, it staves, and all its vessels, the laver and its base; {35:17} the hangings of the court, the pillars there, and their sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court; {35:18} the pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords; {35:19} the finely wrought garments, for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office.    {35:20} And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. {35:21} And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, [and] brought Yahweh's offering, for the work of the tent of meeting, and for all the service there, and for the holy garments. {35:22} And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing-hearted, [and] brought brooches, and ear-rings, and signet-rings, and armlets, all jewels of gold; even every man that offered an offering of gold unto Yahweh. {35:23} And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' [hair], and rams' skins dyed red, and sealskins, brought them. {35:24} Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought Yahweh's offering; and every man, with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it. {35:25} And all the women that were wise-hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, the blue, and the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen. {35:26} And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats' [hair]. {35:27} And the rulers brought the onyx stones, and the stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate; {35:28} and the spice, and the oil; for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. {35:29} The children of Israel brought a freewill-offering unto Yahweh; every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all the work, which Yahweh had commanded to be made by Moses.    {35:30} And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, Yahweh has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. {35:31} And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; {35:32} and to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, {35:33} and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of skilful workmanship. {35:34} And he has put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. {35:35} Them has he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of workmanship, of the engraver, and of the skilful workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any workmanship, and of those that devise skilful works.

   {O2)36} Exodus 36. {36:1} And Bezalel and Oholiab shall work, and every wise-hearted man, in whom Yahweh has put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all the work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that Yahweh has commanded.    {36:2} And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man, in whose heart Yahweh had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it: {36:3} and they received of Moses all the offering which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, wherewith to make it. And they brought yet unto him freewill-offerings every morning. {36:4} And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they wrought. {36:5} And they spoke unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which Yahweh commanded to make. {36:6} And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing. {36:7} For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.    {36:8} And all the wise-hearted men among them that wrought the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim, the work of the skilful workman, [Bezalel] made them. {36:9} The length of each curtain was eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains had one measure. {36:10} And he coupled five curtains one to another: and [the other] five curtains he coupled one to another. {36:11} And he made loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the second coupling. {36:12} Fifty loops made he in the one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain that was in the second coupling: the loops were opposite one to another. {36:13} And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains one to another with the clasps: so the tabernacle was one.    {36:14} And he made curtains of goats' [hair] for a tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them. {36:15} The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits the breadth of each curtain: the eleven curtains had one measure. {36:16} And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves. {36:17} And he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which was [outmost in] the second coupling. {36:18} And he made fifty clasps of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one. {36:19} And he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.    {36:20} And he made the boards for the tabernacle, of acacia wood, standing up. {36:21} Ten cubits was the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board. {36:22} Each board had two tenons, joined one to another: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle. {36:23} And he made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side southward. {36:24} And he made forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons. {36:25} And for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards, {36:26} and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. {36:27} And for the hinder part of the tabernacle westward he made six boards. {36:28} And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the hinder part. {36:29} And they were double beneath; and in like manner they were entire unto the top of it unto one ring: thus he did to both of them in the two corners. {36:30} And there were eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; under every board two sockets.  {36:31} And he made bars of acacia wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, {36:32} and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the hinder part westward. {36:33} And he made the middle bar to pass through in the midst of the boards from the one end to the other. {36:34} And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold for places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.    {36:35} And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim, the work of the skilful workman, made he it. {36:36} And he made thereunto four pillars of acacia, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; And he cast for them four sockets of silver. {36:37} And he made a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; {36:38} and the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their capitals and their fillets with gold; and their five sockets were of brass.

    {O2)37} Exodus 37.   {37:1} And Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: {37:2} and he overlaid it with pure gold within and outside, and made a crown of gold to it round about. {37:3} And he cast for it four rings of gold, in the four feet there; even two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. {37:4} And he made staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold. {37:5} And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, to bear the ark. {37:6} And he made a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half [was] the length there, and a cubit and a half the breadth there. {37:7} And he made two cherubim of gold; of beaten work made he them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat; {37:8} one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat made he the cherubim at the two ends there. {37:9} And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat were the faces of the cherubim.    {37:10} And he made the table of acacia wood: two cubits [was] the length there, and a cubit the breadth there, and a cubit and a half the height there: {37:11} and he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereto a crown of gold round about. {37:12} And he made unto it a border of a handbreadth round about, and made a golden crown to the border of it round about. {37:13} And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that were on the four feet there. {37:14} Close by the border were the rings, the places for the staves to bear the table. {37:15} And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table. {37:16} And he made the vessels which were upon the table, the dishes there, and the spoons there, and the bowls there, and the flagons there, wherewith to pour out, of pure gold.    {37:17} And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, it knops, and its flowers, were of one piece with it: {37:18} and there were six branches going out of the sides there; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side there, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side there: {37:19} three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower, and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the candlestick. {37:20} And in the candlestick were four cups made like almond-blossoms, the knops there, and the flowers there; {37:21} and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it. {37:22} Their knops and their branches were of one piece with it: the whole of it was one beaten work of pure gold. {37:23} And he made the lamps there, seven, and the snuffers there, and the snuff dishes there, of pure gold. {37:24} Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels there.    {37:25} And he made the altar of incense of acacia wood: a cubit was the length there, and a cubit the breadth there, foursquare; and two cubits was the height there; the horns of it were of one piece with it. {37:26} And he overlaid it with pure gold, the top there, and the sides of it round about, and the horns of it: and he made unto it a crown of gold round about. {37:27} And he made for it two golden rings under the crown there, upon the two ribs there, upon the two sides of it, for places for staves wherewith to bear it. {37:28} And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold. {37:29} And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, after the are of the perfumer.  {O2)38} Exodus 38. {38:1} And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia wood: five cubits was the length there, and five cubits the breadth there, foursquare; and three cubits the height there. {38:2} And he made the horns of it upon the four corners of it; the horns of it were of one piece with it: and he overlaid it with brass. {38:3} And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, the flesh-hooks, and the fire pans: all the vessels of it made he of brass. {38:4} And he made for the altar a grating of network of brass, under the ledge round it beneath, reaching halfway up. {38:5} And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grating of brass, to be places for the staves. {38:6} And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with brass. {38:7} And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, wherewith to bear it; he made it hollow with planks.    {38:8} And he made the laver of brass, and the base of it of brass, of the mirrors of the ministering women that ministered at the door of the tent of meeting.    {38:9} And he made the court: for the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, a hundred cubits; {38:10} their pillars were twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver. {38:11} And for the north side a hundred cubits, their pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver. {38:12} And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver. {38:13} And for the east side eastward fifty cubits. {38:14} The hangings for the one side [of the gate] were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three; {38:15} and so for the other side: on this hand and that hand by the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. {38:16} All the hangings of the court round about were of fine twined linen. {38:17} And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver; and the overlaying of their capitals, of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver. {38:18} And the screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court. {38:19} And their pillars were four, and their sockets four, of brass; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals, and their fillets, of silver. {38:20} And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of brass.    {38:21} This is the sum of [the things for] the tabernacle, even the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest. {38:22} And Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that Yahweh commanded Moses. {38:23} And with him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skilful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in fine linen.    {38:24} All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary. {38:25} And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was a hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary: {38:26} a beak a head, [that is], half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that passed over to them that were numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men. {38:27} And the hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the veil; a hundred sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a socket. {38:28} And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five [shekels] he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their capitals, and made fillets for them. {38:29} And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels. {38:30} And with he made the sockets to the door of the tent of meeting, and the brazen altar, and the brazen grating for it, and all the vessels of the altar, {38:31} and the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the gate of the court, and all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins of the court round about.

   {O2)39} Exodus 39. {39:1} And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made finely wrought garments, for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as Yahweh commanded Moses.   {39:2} And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. {39:3} And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work of the skilful workman. {39:4} They made shoulder-pieces for it, joined together; at the two ends was it joined together. {39:5} And the skillfully woven band, that was upon it, wherewith to gird it on, was of the same piece [and] like the work there; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as Yahweh commanded Moses.    {39:6} And they wrought the onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold, graven with the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the children of Israel. {39:7} And he put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel; as Yahweh commanded Moses.    {39:8} And he made the breastplate, the work of the skilful workman, like the work of the ephod; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. {39:9} It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length there, and a span the breadth there, being double. {39:10} And they set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle was the first row; {39:11} and the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; {39:12} and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; {39:13} and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were enclosed in inclosing of gold in their settings. {39:14} And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, for the twelve tribes. {39:15} And they made upon the breastplate chains like cords, of wreathen work of pure gold. {39:16} And they made two settings of gold, and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. {39:17} And they put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate. {39:18} And the [other] two ends of the two wreathen chains they put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, in the forepart there. {39:19} And they made two rings of gold, and put them upon the two ends of the breastplate, upon the edge there, which was toward the side of the ephod inward. {39:20} And they made two rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, in the front part there, close by the coupling there, above the skillfully woven band of the ephod. {39:21} And they did bind the breastplate by the rings of it unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be upon the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as Yahweh commanded Moses.    {39:22} And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue. {39:23} And the hole of the robe in the midst there, as the hole of a coat of mail, with a binding round about the hole of it, that it should not be rent. {39:24} And they made upon the skirts of the robe pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, [and] twined [linen]. {39:25} And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the skirts of the robe round about, between the pomegranates; {39:26} a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about, to minister in; as Yahweh commanded Moses.    {39:27} And they made the coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his sons, {39:28} and the mitre of fine linen, and the goodly head-tires of fine linen, and the linen breeches of fine twined linen, {39:29} and the girdle of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, the work of the embroiderer; as Yahweh commanded Moses.    {39:30} And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO YAHWEH. {39:31} And they tied unto it a lace of blue, to fasten it upon the mitre above; as Yahweh commanded Moses.    {39:32} Thus was finished all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting: and the children of Israel did according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses; so did they. {39:33} And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the Tent, and all its furniture, its clasps, its boards, it bars, and its pillars, and it sockets; {39:34} and the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of sealskins, and the veil of the screen; {39:35} the ark of the testimony, and the staves there, and the mercy-seat; {39:36} the table, all the vessels there, and the showbread; {39:37} the pure candlestick, the lamps there, even the lamps to be set in order, and all the vessels there, and the oil for the light; {39:38} and the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the screen for the door of the Tent; {39:39} the brazen altar, and its grating of brass, its staves, and all its Vessels, the laver and its base; {39:40} the hangings of the court, its pillars, and its sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court, the cords there, and the pins there, and all the instruments of the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of meeting; {39:41} the finely wrought garments for ministering in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office. {39:42} According to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work. {39:43} And Moses saw all the work, and, behold, they had done it; as Yahweh had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.

   {O2)40} Exodus 4.   {40:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {40:2} On the first [All dark night of the solar] day of the first moon  [Abib] shall you rear up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. {40:3} And you shall put therein the ark of the testimony, and you shall screen the ark with the veil. {40:4} And you shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are upon it; and you shall bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps there. {40:5} And you shall set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle. {40:6} And you shall set the altar of burnt-offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. {40:7} And you shall set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and shall put water therein. {40:8} And you shall set up the court round about, and hang up the screen of the gate of the court. {40:9} And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shall hallow it, and all the furniture there: and it shall be holy. {40:10} And you shall anoint the altar of burnt-offering, and all its vessels, and sanctify the altar: and the altar shall be most holy. {40:11} And you shall anoint the laver and its base, and sanctify it. {40:12} And you shall bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shall wash them with water. {40:13} And you shall put upon Aaron the holy garments; and you shall anoint him, and sanctify him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. {40:14} And you shall bring his sons, and put coats upon them; {40:15} and you shall anoint them, as you did anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office: and their anointing shall be to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations. {40:16} Thus did Moses: according to all that Yahweh commanded him, so did he.    {40:17} And it came to pass in the a [of resurrection named, Abib} in the second year, on the first [all dark night of the first solar] day of the moon, that the tabernacle was reared up. {40:18} And Moses reared up the tabernacle, and laid its sockets, and set up the boards there, and put in the bars there, and reared up its pillars. {40:19} And he spread the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as Yahweh commanded Moses. {40:20} And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy-seat above upon the ark: {40:21} and he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony; as Yahweh commanded Moses. {40:22} And he put the table in the tent of meeting, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, outside the veil. {40:23} And he set the bread in order upon it before Yahweh; as Yahweh commanded Moses. {40:24} And he put the candlestick in the tent of meeting, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward. {40:25} And he lighted the lamps before Yahweh; as Yahweh commanded Moses. {40:26} And he put the golden altar in the tent of meeting before the veil: {40:27} and he burnt thereon incense of sweet spices; as Yahweh commanded Moses. {40:28} And he put the screen of the door to the tabernacle. {40:29} And he set the altar of burnt-offering at the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered upon it the burnt-offering and the meal-offering; as Yahweh commanded Moses.  {40:30} And he set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water therein, wherewith to wash. {40:31} And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat; {40:32} when they went into the tent of meeting, and when they came near unto the altar, they washed; as Yahweh commanded Moses. {40:33} And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the screen of the gate of the court. So Moses finished the work.    {40:34} Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle. {40:35} And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of meeting, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle. {40:36} And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward, throughout all their journeys: {40:37} but if the cloud was not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. {40:38} For the cloud of Yahweh was upon the tabernacle by day, and there was fire therein by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

    {O3)1} Leviticus 1.   {1:1} And Yahweh called unto Moses, and spoke unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying, {1:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man of you offers an oblation unto Yahweh, you shall offer your oblation of the cattle, [even] of the herd and of the flock.    {1:3} If his oblation be a burnt-offering of the herd, he shall offer it a male outside blemish: he shall offer it at the door of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before Yahweh. {1:4} And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the burnt-offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. {1:5} And he shall kill the bullock before Yahweh: and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall present the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is at the door of the tent of meeting. {1:6} And he shall flay the burnt-offering, and cut it into its pieces. {1:7} And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay wood in order upon the fire; {1:8} and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall lay the pieces, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: {1:9} but its inwards and its legs shall he wash with water: and the priest shall burn the whole on the altar, for a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh.    {1:10} And if his oblation be of the flock, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt-offering; he shall offer it a male outside blemish. {1:11} And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before Yahweh: and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall sprinkle its blood upon the altar round about. {1:12} And he shall cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat; and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: {1:13} but the inwards and the legs shall he wash with water; and the priest shall offer the whole, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh.    {1:14} And if his oblation to Yahweh be a burnt-offering of birds, then he shall offer his oblation of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons. {1:15} And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood of it shall be drained out on the side of the altar; {1:16} and he shall take away its crop with the filth there, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, in the place of the ashes: {1:17} and he shall rend it by the wings there, [but] shall not divide it asunder; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh.  {O3)2} Leviticus 2.  {2:1} And when any one offers an oblation of a meal-offering unto Yahweh, his oblation shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon: {2:2} and he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests; and he shall take out his handful of the fine flour there, and of the oil there, with all the frankincense there; and the priest shall burn [it as] the memorial of it upon the altar, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh: {2:3} and that which is left of the meal-offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire.    {2:4} And when you offer an oblation of a meal-offering baked in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil. {2:5} And if your oblation be a meal-offering of the baking-pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil. {2:6} you shall part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meal-offering. {2:7} And if your oblation be a meal-offering of the frying-pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil. {2:8} And you shall bring the meal-offering that is made of these things unto Yahweh: and it shall be presented unto the priest, and he shall bring it unto the altar. {2:9} And the priest shall take up from the meal-offering the memorial there, and shall burn it upon the altar, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh. {2:10} And that which is left of the meal-offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire.    {2:11} No meal-offering, which you shall offer unto Yahweh, shall be made with leaven; for you shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, as an offering made by fire unto Yahweh. {2:12} As an oblation of first-[fruits] you shall offer them unto Yahweh: but they shall not come up for a sweet savor on the altar. {2:13} And every oblation of your meal-offering shall you season with salt; neither shall you suffer the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your meal-offering: with all your oblations you shall offer salt.    {2:14} And if you offer a meal-offering of first-fruits unto Yahweh, you shall offer for the meal-offering of your first-fruits grain in the ear parched with fire, bruised grain of the fresh ear. {2:15} And you shall put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meal-offering. {2:16} And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the crushed grain there, and part of the oil there, with all the frankincense there: it is an offering made by fire unto Yahweh.

    {O3)3} Leviticus 3.  {3:1} And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace-offerings; if he offer of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it outside blemish before Yahweh. {3:2} And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his oblation, and kill it at the door of the tent of meeting: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. {3:3} And he shall offer of the sacrifice of peace-offerings an offering made by fire unto Yahweh; the fat that covers the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, {3:4} and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the caul upon the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away. {3:5} And Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt-offering, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh.    {3:6} And if his oblation for a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto Yahweh be of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it outside blemish. {3:7} If he offer a lamb for his oblation, then shall he offer it before Yahweh; {3:8} and he shall lay his hand upon the head of his oblation, and kill it before the tent of meeting: and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle the blood of it upon the altar round about. {3:9} And he shall offer of the sacrifice of peace-offerings an offering made by fire unto Yahweh; the fat there, the fat tail entire, he shall take away hard by the backbone; and the fat that covers the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, {3:10} and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the loins, and the caul upon the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away. {3:11} And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto Yahweh.    {3:12} And if his oblation be a goat, then he shall offer it before Yahweh: {3:13} and he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tent of meeting; and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood of it upon the altar round about. {3:14} And he shall offer of it his oblation, [even] an offering made by fire unto Yahweh; the fat that covers the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, {3:15} and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the loins, and the caul upon the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away. {3:16} And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a sweet savor; all the fat is Yahweh's. {3:17} It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you shall eat neither fat nor blood.

  {O3)4} Leviticus 4.  {4:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {4:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any one shall sin unwittingly, in any of the things which Yahweh has commanded not to be done, and shall do any one of them: {4:3} if the anointed priest shall sin so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer for his sin, which he has sinned, a young bullock outside blemish unto Yahweh for a sin-offering. {4:4} And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tent of meeting before Yahweh; and he shall lay his hand upon the head of the bullock, and kill the bullock before Yahweh. {4:5} And the anointed priest shall take of the blood of the bullock, and bring it to the tent of meeting: {4:6} and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before Yahweh, before the veil of the sanctuary. {4:7} And the priest shall put of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before Yahweh, which is in the tent of meeting; and all the blood of the bullock shall he pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the door of the tent of meeting. {4:8} And all the fat of the bullock of the sin-offering he shall take off from it; the fat that covers the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, {4:9} and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the loins, and the caul upon the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away, {4:10} as it is taken off from the ox of the sacrifice of peace-offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of burnt-offering. {4:11} And the skin of the bullock, and all its flesh, with its head, and with its legs, and its inwards, and its dung, {4:12} even the whole bullock shall he carry forth outside the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall it be burnt.    {4:13} And if the whole congregation of Israel err, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done any of the things which Yahweh has commanded not to be done, and are guilty; {4:14} when the sin wherein they have sinned is known, then the assembly shall offer a young bullock for a sin-offering, and bring it before the tent of meeting. {4:15} And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before Yahweh; and the bullock shall be killed before Yahweh. {4:16} And the anointed priest shall bring of the blood of the bullock to the tent of meeting: {4:17} and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before Yahweh, before the veil. {4:18} And he shall put of the blood upon the horns of the altar which is before Yahweh, that is in the tent of meeting; and all the blood shall he pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the door of the tent of meeting. {4:19} And all the fat of it shall he take off from it, and burn it upon the altar. {4:20} Thus shall he do with the bullock; as he did with the bullock of the sin-offering, so shall he do with this; and the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven. {4:21} And he shall carry forth the bullock outside the camp, and burn it as he burned the first bullock: it is the sin-offering for the assembly.    {4:22} When a ruler sins, and does unwittingly any one of all the things which Yahweh his God has commanded not to be done, and is guilty; {4:23} if his sin, wherein he has sinned, be made known to him, he shall bring for his oblation a goat, a male outside blemish. {4:24} And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt-offering before Yahweh: it is a sin-offering. {4:25} And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin-offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt-offering; and the blood of it shall he pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering. {4:26} And all the fat of it shall he burn upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall make atonement for him as concerning his sin, and he shall be forgiven.    {4:27} And if any one of the common people sin unwittingly, in doing any of the things which Yahweh has commanded not to be done, and be guilty; {4:28} if his sin, which he has sinned, be made known to him, then he shall bring for his oblation a goat, a female outside blemish, for his sin which he has sinned. {4:29} And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin-offering, and kill the sin-offering in the place of burnt-offering. {4:30} And the priest shall take of the blood there with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt-offering; and all the blood of it shall he pour out at the base of the altar. {4:31} And all the fat of it shall he take away, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savor unto Yahweh; and the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven.   {4:32} And if he bring a lamb as his oblation for a sin-offering, he shall bring it a female outside blemish. {4:33} And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin-offering, and kill it for a sin-offering in the place where they kill the burnt-offering. {4:34} And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin-offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt-offering; and all the blood of it shall he pour out at the base of the altar: {4:35} and all the fat of it shall he take away, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall burn them on the altar, upon the offerings of Yahweh made by fire; and the priest shall make atonement for him as touching his sin that he has sinned, and he shall be forgiven.

  {O3)5} Leviticus 5.  {5:1} And if any one sin, in that he hears the voice of adjuration, he being a witness, whether he has seen or known, if he do not utter [it], then he shall bear his works without law. {5:2} Or if any one touch any unclean thing, whether it be the carcass of an unclean beast, or the carcass of unclean cattle, or the carcass of unclean creeping things, and it be hidden from him, and he be unclean, then he shall be guilty. {5:3} Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, what ever his uncleanness be wherewith he is unclean, and it be hid from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty. {5:4} Or if any one swear rashly with his lips to do evil, or to do good, what ever it be that a man shall utter rashly with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these [things]. {5:5} And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these [things], that he shall confess that wherein he has sinned: {5:6} and he shall bring his trespass-offering unto Yahweh for his sin which he has sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him as concerning his sin.    {5:7} And if he is too poor, for the price of a lamb, then he shall bring his trespass-offering for that wherein he has sinned, two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, unto Yahweh; one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering. {5:8} And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin-offering first, and wring off its head from its neck, but shall not divide it asunder: {5:9} and he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin-offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be drained out at the base of the altar: it is a sin-offering. {5:10} And he shall offer the second for a burnt-offering, according to the ordinance; and the priest shall make atonement for him as concerning his sin which he has sinned, and he shall be forgiven.    {5:11} But if he is to poor for the price of two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, then he shall bring his oblation for that wherein he has sinned, the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin-offering: he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon; for it is a sin-offering. {5:12} And he shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it as the memorial there, and burn it on the altar, upon the offerings of Yahweh made by fire: it is a sin-offering. {5:13} And the priest shall make atonement for him as touching his sin that he has sinned in any of these things, and he shall be forgiven: and [the remnant] shall be the priest's, as the meal-offering.    {5:14} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {5:15} If any one commit a trespass, and sin unwittingly, in the holy things of Yahweh; then he shall bring his trespass-offering unto Yahweh, a ram outside blemish out of the flock, according to your estimation in silver by shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass-offering: {5:16} and he shall make restitution for that which he has done amiss in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest; and the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass-offering, and he shall be forgiven.     {5:17} And if any one sin, and do any of the things which Yahweh has commanded not to be done; though he knew it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his works without law. {5:18} And he shall bring a ram outside blemish out of the flock, according to your estimation, for a trespass-offering, unto the priest; and the priest shall make atonement for him concerning the thing wherein he erred unwittingly and knew it not, and he shall be forgiven. {5:19} It is a trespass-offering: he is certainly guilty before Yahweh.

   {O3)6} Leviticus 6.  {6:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {6:2} If any one sin, and commit a trespass against Yahweh, and deal falsely with his neighbor in a matter of deposit, or of bargain, or of robbery, or have oppressed his neighbor, {6:3} or have found that which was lost, and deal falsely therein, and swear to a lie; in any of all these things that a man does, sinning therein; {6:4} then it shall be, if he has sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took by robbery, or the thing which he has gotten by oppression, or the deposit which was committed to him, or the lost thing which he found, {6:5} or any thing about which he has sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in full, and shall add the fifth part more thereto: unto him to whom it appertains shall he give it, in the day of his being found guilty. {6:6} And he shall bring his trespass-offering unto Yahweh, a ram outside blemish out of the flock, according to your estimation, for a trespass-offering, unto the priest: {6:7} and the priest shall make atonement for him before Yahweh; and he shall be forgiven concerning what ever he does so as to be guilty thereby.    {6:8} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {6:9} Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt-offering: the burnt-offering shall be on the hearth upon the altar all night unto the morning; and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning thereon. {6:10} And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh; and he shall take up the ashes whereto the fire has consumed the burnt-offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar. {6:11} And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes outside the camp unto a clean place. {6:12} And the fire upon the altar shall be kept burning thereon, it shall not go out; and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning: and he shall lay the burnt-offering in order upon it, and shall burn thereon the fat of the peace-offerings. {6:13} Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually; it shall not go out.    {6:14} And this is the law of the meal-offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before Yahweh, before the altar. {6:15} And he shall take up there from his handful, of the fine flour of the meal-offering, and of the oil there, and all the frankincense which is upon the meal-offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savor, as the memorial there, unto Yahweh. {6:16} And that which is left of it shall Aaron and his sons eat: it shall be eaten outside leaven in a holy place; in the court of the tent of meeting they shall eat it. {6:17} It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as the sin-offering, and as the trespass-offering. {6:18} Every male among the children of Aaron shall eat of it, as [his] portion for ever throughout your generations, from the offerings of Yahweh made by fire: anyone who touches them shall be holy.    {6:19} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {6:20} This is the oblation of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto Yahweh in the day when he is anointed: the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering perpetually, half of it in the morning, and half of it in the evening. {6:21} On a baking-pan it shall be made with oil; when it is soaked, you shall bring it in: in baked pieces shall you offer the meal-offering for a sweet savor unto Yahweh. {6:22} And the anointed priest that shall be in his stead from among his sons shall offer it: by a statute for ever it shall be wholly burnt unto Yahweh. {6:23} And every meal-offering of the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.    {6:24} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {6:25} Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin-offering: in the place where the burnt-offering is killed shall the sin-offering be killed before Yahweh: it is most holy. {6:26} The priest that offers it for sin shall eat it: in a holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tent of meeting. {6:27} What ever shall touch the flesh of it shall be holy; and when there is sprinkled of the blood there upon any garment, you shall wash that whereon it was sprinkled in a holy place. {6:28} But the earthen vessel wherein it is boiled shall be broken; and if it be boiled in a brazen vessel, it shall be scoured, and rinsed in water. {6:29} Every male among the priests shall eat there: it is most holy. {6:30} And no sin-offering, where any of the blood is brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt with fire.

    {O3)7} Leviticus 7.  {7:1} And this is the law of the trespass-offering: it is most holy. {7:2} In the place where they kill the burnt-offering shall they kill the trespass-offering; and the blood of it shall he sprinkle upon the altar round about. {7:3} And he shall offer of it all the fat there: the fat tail, and the fat that covers the inwards, {7:4} and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the caul upon the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away; {7:5} and the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto Yahweh: it is a trespass-offering. {7:6} Every male among the priests shall eat there: it shall be eaten in a holy place: it is most holy. {7:7} As is the sin-offering, so is the trespass-offering; there is one law for them: the priest that makes atonement with, he shall have it. {7:8} And the priest that offers any man's burnt-offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt-offering which he has offered. {7:9} And every meal-offering that is baked in the oven, and all that is dressed in the frying-pan, and on the baking-pan, shall be the priest's that offers it. {7:10} And every meal-offering, mingled with oil, or dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as well as another.    {7:11} And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace-offerings, which one shall offer unto Yahweh. {7:12} If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour soaked. {7:13} With cakes of leavened bread he shall offer his oblation with the sacrifice of his peace-offerings for thanksgiving. {7:14} And of it he shall offer one out of each oblation for a heave-offering unto Yahweh; it shall be the priest's that sprinkles the blood of the peace-offerings.     {7:15} And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offerings for  thanksgiving shall be eaten on the day of his oblation; he shall not leave any of it until the morning. {7:16} But if the sacrifice of his oblation be a vow, or a freewill-offering, it shall be eaten on the day that he offers his sacrifice; and on the morrow that which remains of it shall be eaten: {7:17} but that which remains of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire. {7:18} And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offerings be eaten on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offers it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eats of it shall bear his works without law.    {7:19} And the flesh that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire. And as for the flesh, every one that is clean shall eat there: {7:20} but the soul that eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace-offerings, that pertain unto Yahweh, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from his people. {7:21} And when any one shall touch any unclean thing, the uncleanness of man, or an unclean beast, or any unclean abomination, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace-offerings, which pertain unto Yahweh, that soul shall be cut off from his people.    {7:22} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {7:23} Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, you shall eat no fat, of ox, or sheep, or  goat. {7:24} And the fat of that which dies of itself, and the fat of that which is torn of beasts, may be used for any other service; but you shall in no wise eat of it. {7:25} For anyone who eats the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh, even the soul that eats it shall be cut off from his people. {7:26} And you shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of bird or of beast, in any of your dwellings. {7:27} Anyone who it be that eats any blood, that soul shall be cut off from his people.  {7:28} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {7:29} Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offers the sacrifice of his peace-offerings unto Yahweh shall bring his oblation unto Yahweh out of the sacrifice of his peace-offerings: {7:30} his own hands shall bring the offerings of Yahweh made by fire; the fat with the breast shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave-offering before Yahweh. {7:31} And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar; but the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons'. {7:32} And the right thigh shall you give unto the priest for a heave-offering out of the sacrifices of your peace-offerings. {7:33} He among the sons of Aaron that offers the blood of the peace-offerings, and the fat, shall have the right thigh for a portion. {7:34} For the wave-breast and the heave-thigh have I taken of the children of Israel out of the sacrifices of their peace-offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons as [their] portion for ever from the children of Israel.    {7:35} This is the anointing-portion of Aaron, and the anointing-portion of his sons, out of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto Yahweh in the priest's office; {7:36} which Yahweh commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them. It is [their] portion for ever throughout their generations.    {7:37} This is the law of the burnt-offering, of the meal-offering, and of the sin-offering, and of the trespass-offering, and of the consecration, and of the sacrifice of peace-offerings; {7:38} which Yahweh commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations unto Yahweh, in the wilderness of Sinai.  {O3)8} Leviticus 8.   {8:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {8:2} Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and the bullock of the sin-offering, and the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread; {8:3} and assemble you all the congregation at the door of the tent of meeting. {8:4} And Moses did as Yahweh commanded him; and the congregation was assembled at the door of the tent of meeting. {8:5} And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which Yahweh has commanded to be done.    {8:6} And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water. {8:7} And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod, and bound it unto him with. {8:8} And he placed the breastplate upon him: and in the breastplate he put the Urim and the Thummim. {8:9} And he set the mitre upon his head; and upon the mitre, in front, did he set the golden plate, the holy crown; as Yahweh commanded Moses.    {8:10} And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them. {8:11} And he sprinkled of it upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the laver and its base, to sanctify them. {8:12} And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to sanctify him. {8:13} And Moses brought Aaron's sons, and clothed them with coats, and girded them with girdles, and bound head-tires upon them; as Yahweh commanded Moses.    {8:14} And he brought the bullock of the sin-offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock of the sin-offering. {8:15} And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar, and sanctified it, to make atonement for it. {8:16} And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat; and Moses burned it upon the altar. {8:17} But the bullock, and its skin, and its flesh, and its dung, he burnt with fire outside the camp; as Yahweh commanded Moses.    {8:18} And he presented the ram of the burnt-offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. {8:19} And he killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about. {8:20} And he cut the ram into its pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the pieces, and the fat. {8:21} And he washed the inwards and the legs with water; and Moses burnt the whole ram upon the altar: it was a burnt-offering for a sweet savor: it was an offering made by fire unto Yahweh; as Yahweh commanded Moses.  {8:22} And he presented the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. {8:23} And he slew it; and Moses took of the blood there, and put it upon the tip of Aaron's right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. {8:24} And he brought Aaron's sons; and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot: and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about. {8:25} And he took the fat, and the fat tail, and all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right thigh: {8:26} and out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before Yahweh, he took one unleavened cake, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and placed them on the fat, and upon the right thigh: {8:27} and he put the whole upon the hands of Aaron, and upon the hands of his sons, and waved them for a wave-offering before Yahweh. {8:28} And Moses took them from off their hands, and burnt them on the altar upon the burnt-offering: they were a consecration for a sweet savor: it was an offering made by fire unto Yahweh. {8:29} And Moses took the breast, and waved it for a wave-offering before Yahweh: it was Moses' portion of the ram of consecration; as Yahweh commanded Moses.    {8:30} And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons' garments with him, and sanctified Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.    {8:31} And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of the tent of meeting: and there eat it and the bread that is in the basket of consecration, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it. {8:32} And that which remains of the flesh and of the bread shall you burn with fire. {8:33} And you shall not go out from the door of the tent of meeting seven days, until the days of your consecration be fulfilled: for he shall consecrate you seven days. {8:34} As has been done this day, so Yahweh has commanded to do, to make atonement for you. {8:35} And at the door of the tent of meeting shall you abide day and night seven days, and keep the charge of Yahweh, that you die not: for so I am commanded. {8:36} And Aaron and his sons did all the things which Yahweh commanded by Moses.

   {O3)9} Leviticus 9.    {9:1} And it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel; {9:2} and he said unto Aaron, Take you a calf of the herd for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering, outside blemish, and offer them before Yahweh. {9:3} And unto the children of Israel you shall speak, saying, Take you a  he-goat for a sin-offering; and a calf and a lamb, both a year old, outside blemish, for a burnt-offering; {9:4} and an ox and a ram for peace-offerings, to sacrifice before Yahweh; and a meal-offering mingled with oil: for to-day Yahweh appears unto you. {9:5} And they brought that which Moses commanded before the tent of meeting: and all the congregation drew near and stood before Yahweh. {9:6} And Moses said, This is the thing which Yahweh commanded that you should do: and the glory of Yahweh shall appear unto you. {9:7} And Moses said unto Aaron, Draw near unto the altar, and offer your sin-offering, and your  burnt-offering, and make atonement for yourself, and for the people; and offer the oblation of the people, and make atonement for them; as Yahweh commanded.    {9:8} So Aaron drew near unto the altar, and slew the calf of the sin-offering, which was for himself. {9:9} And the sons of Aaron presented the blood unto him; and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar: {9:10} but the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul from the liver of the sin-offering, he burnt upon the altar; as Yahweh commanded Moses. {9:11} And the flesh and the skin he burnt with fire outside the camp.  {9:12} And he slew the burnt-offering; and Aaron's sons delivered unto him the blood, and he sprinkled it upon the altar round about. {9:13} And they delivered the burnt-offering unto him, piece by piece, and the head: and he burnt them upon the altar. {9:14} And he washed the inwards and the legs, and burnt them upon the burnt-offering on the alter   {9:15} And he presented the people's oblation, and took the goat of the sin-offering which was for the people, and slew it, and offered it for sin, as the first. {9:16} And he presented the burnt-offering, and offered it according to the ordinance. {9:17} And he presented the meal-offering, and filled his hand there from, and burnt it upon the altar, besides the burnt-offering of the morning.     {9:18} He slew also the ox and the ram, the sacrifice of peace-offerings, which was for the people: and Aaron's sons delivered unto him the blood, which he sprinkled upon the altar round about, {9:19} and the fat of the ox and of the ram, the fat tail, and that which covers[the inwards], and the kidneys, and the caul of the liver: {9:20} and they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the fat upon the altar: {9:21} and the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved for a wave-offering before Yahweh; as Moses commanded.    {9:22} And Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people, and blessed them; and he came down from offering the sin-offering, and the burnt-offering, and the peace-offerings. {9:23} And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of Yahweh appeared unto all the people. {9:24} And there came forth fire from before Yahweh, and consumed upon the altar the burnt-offering and the fat: and when all the people saw it, they shouted, and fell on their faces.  {O3)10} Leviticus 10.    {10:1} And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took each of them his censer, and put fire therein, and laid incense thereon, and offered strange fire before Yahweh, which he had not commanded them. {10:2} And there came forth fire from before Yahweh, and devoured them, and they died before Yahweh. {10:3} Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that Yahweh spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come near me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace. {10:4} And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Draw near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp. {10:5} So they drew near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp, as Moses had said. {10:6} And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Let not the hair of your heads go loose, neither rend your clothes; that you die not, and that he be not wroth with all the congregation: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which Yahweh has kindled. {10:7} And you shall not go out from the door of the tent of meeting, lest you die; for the anointing oil of Yahweh is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.    {10:8} And Yahweh spoke unto Aaron, saying, {10:9} Drink no wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting, that you die not: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: {10:10} and that you may make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean; {10:11} and that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which Yahweh has spoken unto them by Moses.    {10:12} And Moses spoke unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons that were left, Take the meal-offering that remains of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, and eat it outside leaven beside the altar; for it is most holy; {10:13} and you shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your portion, and your sons' portion, of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire: for so I am commanded. {10:14} And the wave-breast and the heave-thigh shall you eat in a clean place, you, and your sons, and your daughters with you: for they are given as your portion, and your sons' portion, out of the sacrifices of the peace-offerings of the children of Israel. {10:15} The heave-thigh and the wave-breast shall they bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave-offering before Yahweh: and it shall be your, and your sons' with you, as a portion for ever; as Yahweh has commanded.    {10:16} And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin-offering, and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar and with Ithamar, the sons of Aaron that were left, saying, {10:17} Therefore have you not eaten the sin-offering in the place of the  sanctuary, seeing it is most holy, and he has given it you to bear the works without law of the congregation, to make atonement for them before Yahweh? {10:18} Behold, the blood of it was not brought into the sanctuary within: you should certainly have eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded. {10:19} And Aaron spoke unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin-offering and their burnt-offering before Yahweh; and there have befallen me such things as these: and if I had eaten the sin-offering to-day, would it have been well-pleasing in the sight of Yahweh? {10:20} And when Moses heard [that], it was well-pleasing in his sight.

  {o3)11} Leviticus 11.    {11:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, {11:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the living things which you may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. {11:3} What ever parts the hoof, and is cloven footed, [and] Chews the cud, among the beasts, that you may eat. {11:4} Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that part the hoof: the camel, because he Chews the cud but parts not the hoof, he is unclean unto you. {11:5} And the Coney, because he Chews the cud but parts not the hoof, he is unclean unto you. {11:6} And the hare, because she Chews the cud but parts not the hoof, she is unclean unto you. {11:7} And the swine, because he parts the hoof, and is cloven footed, but Chews not the cud, he is unclean unto you. {11:8} Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.    {11:9} These may you eat of all that are in the waters: what ever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, that may you eat. {11:10} And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of all the living creatures that are in the waters, they are an abomination unto you, {11:11} and they shall be an abomination unto you; you shall not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall have in abomination. {11:12} What ever has no fins nor scales in the waters, that is an abomination unto you.    {11:13} And these you shall have in abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the gier-eagle, and the ospray, {11:14} and the kite, and the falcon after its kind, {11:15} every raven after its kind, {11:16} and the ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the seamew, and the hawk after its kind, {11:17} and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, {11:18} and the horned owl, and the pelican, and the vulture, {11:19} and the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.     {11:20} All winged creeping things that go upon all fours are an abomination unto you. {11:21} yet these may you eat of all winged creeping things that go upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth. {11:22} Even these of them you may eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind,   and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. {11:23} But all winged creeping things, which have four feet, are an abomination unto you.    {11:24} And by these you shall become unclean: anyone who touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the even; {11:25} And anyone who bears [anything] of the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even. {11:26} Every beast which parts the hoof, and is not cloven-footed, nor Chews the cud, is unclean unto you: every one that touches them shall be unclean. {11:27} And what ever goes upon its paws, among all beasts that go on all fours, they are unclean unto you: who so touches their carcass shall be unclean until the even. {11:28} And he that bears the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you.    {11:29} And these are they which are unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kind, {11:30} and the gecko, and the land-crocodile, and the lizard, and the sand-lizard, and the chameleon. {11:31} These are they which are unclean to you among all that creep: anyone who does touch them, when they are dead, shall be unclean until the even. {11:32} And upon what ever any of them, when they are dead, does fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, what ever vessel it be, wherewith any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; then shall it be clean. {11:33} And every earthen vessel, where into any of them fall, what ever is in it shall be unclean, and it you shall break. {11:34} All food [therein] which may be eaten, that on which water comes, shall be unclean; and all drink that may be drunk in every [such] vessel shall be unclean. {11:35} And every thing whereupon [any part] of their carcass falls shall be unclean; whether oven, or range for pots, it shall be broken in pieces: they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you. {11:36} Nevertheless a fountain or a pit wherein is a gathering of water shall be clean: but that which touches their carcass shall be unclean. {11:37} And if [anything] of their carcass fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean. {11:38} But if water be put upon the seed, and [anything] of their carcass fall thereon, it is unclean unto you.    {11:39} And if any beast, of which you may eat, die; he that touches the carcass of it shall be unclean until the even. {11:40} And he that eats of the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that bears the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.     {11:41} And every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth is an abomination; it shall not be eaten. {11:42} What ever goes upon the belly, and what ever goes upon all fours, or what ever has many feet, even all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them you shall not eat; for they are an abomination. {11:43} you shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps, neither shall you make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled thereby. {11:44} For I am Yahweh your God: sanctify yourselves therefore, and be you holy; for I am holy: neither shall you defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that moves upon the earth. {11:45} For I am Yahweh that brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.     {11:46} This is the law of the beast, and of the bird, and of every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps upon the earth; {11:47} to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.

  {O3)12} Leviticus 12.    {12:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {12:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman conceive seed, and bear a man-child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of the impurity of her sickness shall she be unclean. {12:3} And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. {12:4} And she shall continue in the blood of [her] purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. {12:5} But if she bear a maid-child, then she shall be unclean two solar sevens [Sabbaton], as in her impurity; and she shall continue in the blood of [her] purifying threescore and six days.    {12:6} And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb a year old for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove, for a sin-offering, unto the door of the tent of meeting, unto the priest: {12:7} and he shall offer it before Yahweh, and make atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. This is the law for her that bears, whether a male or a female. {12:8} And if her means suffice not for a lamb, then she shall take two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons; the one for a burnt-offering, and the other for a sin-offering: and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean. 

     {O3)13} Leviticus 13.   {13:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, {13:2} When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it become in the skin of his flesh the plague of leprosy, then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests: {13:3} and the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and if the hair in the plague be turned white, and the appearance of the plague be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is the plague of leprosy; and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean. {13:4} And if the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and the appearance of it be not deeper than the skin, and the hair of it be not turned white, then the priest shall shut up [him that has] the plague seven days: {13:5} and the priest shall look on him the seventh day: and, behold, if in his eyes the plague be at a stay, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall shut him up seven days more: {13:6} and the priest shall look on him again the seventh day; and, behold, if the plague be dim, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean. {13:7} But if the scab spread abroad in the skin, after that he has showed himself to the priest for his cleansing, he shall show himself to the priest again: {13:8} and the priest shall look; and, behold, if the scab be spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is leprosy.    {13:9} When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest; {13:10} and the priest shall look; and, behold, if there be a white rising in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising, {13:11} it is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean: he shall not shut him up, for he is unclean. {13:12} And if the leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin of [him that has] the plague from his head even to his feet, as far as appears to the priest; {13:13} then the priest shall look; and, behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce [him] clean [that has] the plague: it is all turned white: he is clean. {13:14} But when so ever raw flesh appears in him, he shall be unclean. {13:15} And the priest shall look on the raw flesh, and pronounce him unclean: the raw flesh is unclean: it is leprosy. {13:16} Or if the raw flesh turn again, and be changed unto white, then he shall come unto the priest; {13:17} and the priest shall look on him; and, behold, if the plague be turned into white, then the priest shall pronounce [him] clean [that has] the plague: he is clean.    {13:18} And when the flesh has in the skin of it a boil, and it  is healed, {13:19} and in the place of the boil there is a white rising, or a bright spot, reddish-white, then is shall be showed to the priest; {13:20} and the priest shall look; and, behold, if the appearance of it be lower than the skin, and the hair of it be turned white, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy, it has broken out in the boil. {13:21} But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hairs therein, and it be not lower than the skin, but be dim; then the priest shall shut him up seven days: {13:22} And if it spread abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague. {13:23} But if the bright spot stay in its place, and be not spread, it is the scar of the boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.    {13:24} Or when the flesh has in the skin of it burning by fire, and the quick [flesh] of the burning become a bright spot, reddish-white, or white; {13:25} then the priest shall look upon it; and, behold, if the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and the appearance of it be deeper than the skin; it is leprosy, it has  broken out in the burning: and the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy. {13:26} But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hair in the bright spot, and it be no lower than the skin, but be dim; then the priest shall shut him up seven days: {13:27} and the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: if it spread abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy. {13:28} And if the bright spot stay in its place, and be not spread in the skin, but be dim; it is the rising of the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him clean: for it is the scar of the burning.     {13:29} And when a man or woman has a plague upon the head or upon the beard, {13:30} then the priest shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the appearance of it be deeper than the skin, and there be in it yellow thin hair, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a scale, it is leprosy of the head or of the beard. {13:31} And if the priest look on the plague of the scale, and, behold, the appearance of it be not deeper than the skin, and there be no black hair in it, then the priest shall shut up [him that has] the plague of the scale seven days: {13:32} And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the scale be not spread, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the appearance of the scale be not deeper than the skin, {13:33} then he shall be shaven, but the scale shall he not shave; and the priest shall shut up [him that has] the scale seven days more: {13:34} and in the seventh day the priest shall look on the scale; and, behold, if the scale be not spread in the skin, and the appearance of it be not deeper than the skin; then the priest shall pronounce him clean: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean. {13:35} But if the scale spread abroad in the skin after his cleansing, {13:36} then the priest shall look on him; and, behold, if the scale be spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for the yellow hair; he is unclean. {13:37} But if in his eyes the scale be at a stay, and black hair be grown up therein; the scale is healed, he is clean: and the priest shall pronounce him clean.     {13:38} And when a man or a woman has in the skin of the flesh bright spots, even white bright spots; {13:39} then the priest shall look; and, behold, if the bright spots in the skin of their flesh be of a dull white, it is a freckled spot, it has broken out in the skin; he is clean.    {13:40} And if a man's hair be fallen off his head, he is bald; [yet] is he clean. {13:41} And if his hair be fallen off from the front part of his head, he is forehead bald; [yet] is he clean. {13:42} But if there be in the bald head, or the bald forehead, a reddish-white plague; it is leprosy breaking out in his bald head, or his bald forehead. {13:43} Then the priest shall look upon him; and, behold, if the rising of the plague be reddish-white in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the flesh; {13:44} he is a leprous man, he is unclean: the priest shall surely pronounce him unclean; his plague is in his head.    {13:45} And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and the hair of his head shall go loose, and he shall cover his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. {13:46} All the days wherein the plague is in him he shall be unclean; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; outside the camp shall his dwelling be.     {13:47} The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a wool garment, or a linen garment; {13:48} whether it be in warp, or woof; of linen, or of wool; whether in a skin, or in anything made of skin; {13:49} if the plague be greenish or  reddish in the garment, or in the skin, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin; it is the plague of leprosy, and shall be showed unto the priest. {13:50} And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up [that which has] the plague seven days: {13:51} and he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in the skin, whatever service skin is used for; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean. {13:52} And he shall burn the garment, whether the warp or the woof, in wool or in linen, or anything of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire.     {13:53} And if the priest shall look, and, behold, the plague be not spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin; {13:54} then the priest shall command that they wash the thing wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more: {13:55} and the priest shall look, after that the plague is washed; and, behold, if the plague have not changed its color, and the plague be not spread, it is  unclean; you shall burn it in the fire: it is a fret, whether the bareness be within or outside.    {13:56} And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be dim after the washing there, then he shall rend it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof: {13:57} and if it appear still in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin, it is breaking out: you shall burn that wherein the plague is with fire. {13:58} And the garment, either the warp, or the woof, or what ever thing of skin it be, which you shall wash, if the plague be departed from them, then it shall be washed the second time, and shall be clean.     {13:59} This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of wool or linen, either in the warp, or the woof, or anything of skin, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.  {O3)14} Leviticus 14.    {14:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {14:2} This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: he shall be brought unto the priest: {14:3} and the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look; and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper, {14:4} then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two living clean birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: {14:5} And the priest shall command to kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water. {14:6} As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water: {14:7} And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let go the living bird into the open field. {14:8} And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water; and he shall be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, but shall dwell outside his tent seven days. {14:9} And it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.    {14:10} And on the eighth day he shall take two he-lambs outside blemish, and one ewe-lamb a year old outside blemish, and three tenth parts [of an ephah] of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil. {14:11} And the priest that cleans him shall set the man that is to be cleansed, and those things, before Yahweh, at the door of the tent of meeting. {14:12} And the priest shall take one of the he-lambs, and offer him for a trespass-offering, and the log of oil, and wave them for a wave-offering before Yahweh: {14:13} and he shall kill the he-lamb in the place where they kill the sin-offering and the burnt-offering, in the place of the sanctuary: for as the sin-offering is the priest's, so is the trespass-offering: it is most holy: {14:14} and the priest shall take of the blood of the trespass-offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. {14:15} And the priest shall take of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand; {14:16} and the priest shall dip his right finger in the  oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before Yahweh: {14:17} and of the rest of the oil that is in his hand shall the priest put upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass-offering: {14:18} and the rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed: and the priest shall make atonement for him before Yahweh. {14:19} And the priest shall offer the sin-offering, and make atonement for him that is to be cleansed because of his uncleanness: and afterward he shall kill the burnt-offering; {14:20} and the priest shall offer the burnt-offering and the meal-offering upon the altar: and the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean.    {14:21} And if he be poor, and cannot get so much, then he shall  take one he-lamb for a trespass-offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, and one tenth part [of an ephah] of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering, and a log of oil; {14:22} and two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the one shall be a sin-offering, and the other a burnt-offering. {14:23} And on the eighth day he shall bring them for his cleansing unto the priest, unto the door of the tent of meeting, before Yahweh: {14:24} and the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass-offering, and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them for a wave-offering before Yahweh. {14:25} And he shall kill the lamb of the trespass-offering; and the priest shall take of the blood of the trespass-offering, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. {14:26} And the priest shall pour of the oil into the palm of his own left hand; {14:27} and the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before Yahweh: {14:28} and the priest shall put of the oil that is in his hand upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the place of the blood of the trespass-offering: {14:29} and the rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before Yahweh. {14:30} And he shall offer one of the turtle-doves, or of the young pigeons, such as he is able to get, {14:31} even such as he is able to get, the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, with the meal-offering: and the priest shall make atonement for him that is to be cleansed before Yahweh. {14:32} This is the law of him in whom is the plague of leprosy, who is not able to get [that which pertains] to his cleansing.     {14:33} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, {14:34} When you are come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession; {14:35} then he that owns the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, There seems to me to be as it were a plague in the house. {14:36} And the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest goes in to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house: {14:37} and he shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the plague be in the walls of the house with hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, and the appearance of it be lower than the wall; {14:38} then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days. {14:39} And the priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look; and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house; {14:40} then the priest shall command that they take out the stones in which the plague is, and cast them into an unclean place outside the city: {14:41} and he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the mortar, that they scrape off, outside the city into an unclean place: {14:42} and they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other mortar, and shall plaster the house.     {14:43} And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that he has taken out the stones, and after he has scraped the house, and after it is plastered; {14:44} then the priest shall come in and look; and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean. {14:45} And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber there, and all the mortar of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place. {14:46} Also he that goes into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even. {14:47} And he that lies in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that eats in the house shall wash his clothes.     {14:48} And if the priest shall come in, and look, and, behold, the plague has not spread in the house, after the house was plastered; then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed. {14:49} And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: {14:50} and he shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water: {14:51} and he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times: {14:52} and he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet: {14:53} but he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open field: so shall he make atonement for the house; and it shall be clean.    {14:54} This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and for a scale, {14:55} and for the leprosy of a garment, and for a house, {14:56} and for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot; {14:57} to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.    {O3)15} Leviticus 15. {15:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and to Aaron, saying, {15:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man has an issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean. {15:3} And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness. {15:4} Every bed whereon he that has the issue lies shall be unclean; and everything whereon he sits shall be unclean. {15:5} And anyone who touches his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:6} And he that sit son anything whereon he that has the issue sat shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:7} And he that touches the flesh of him that has the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:8} And if he that has the issue spit upon him that is clean, then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:9} And what saddle so ever he that has the issue rides upon shall be unclean. {15:10} And anyone who touches anything that was under him shall be unclean until the even: and he that bears those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:11} And whom so ever he that has the issue touches, outside having rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:12} And the earthen  vessel, which he that has the issue touches, shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.    {15:13} And when he that has an issue is cleansed of his issue, then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes; and he shall bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean. {15:14} And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, and come before Yahweh unto the door of the tent of meeting, and give them unto the priest: {15:15} and the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him before Yahweh for his issue.    {15:16} And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:17} And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even. {15:18} The woman also with whom a man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.    {15:19} And if a woman have an issue, [and] her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be in her impurity seven days: and anyone who touches her shall be unclean until the even. {15:20} And everything that she lies upon in her impurity shall be unclean: everything also that she sits upon shall be unclean. {15:21} And anyone who touches her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:22} And anyone who touches anything that she sits upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:23} And if it be on the bed, or on anything whereon she sits, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until the even. {15:24} And if any man lie with her, and her impurity be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and every bed whereon he lies shall be unclean.    {15:25} And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days not in the time of her impurity, or if she have an issue beyond the time of her impurity; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness she shall be as in the days of her impurity: she is unclean. {15:26} Every bed whereon she lies all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her impurity: and everything whereon she sits shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her impurity. {15:27} And anyone who touches those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. {15:28} But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean. {15:29} And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tent of meeting. {15:30} And the priest shall offer the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her before Yahweh for the issue of her uncleanness.    {15:31} Thus shall you separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is in the midst of them.     {15:32} This is the law of him that has an issue, and of him whose seed of copulation goes from him, so that he is unclean thereby; {15:33} and of her that is sick with her impurity, and of him that has an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lies with her that is unclean.  {O3)16} Leviticus 16. {16:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before Yahweh, and died; {16:2} and Yahweh said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron your brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil, before the mercy-seat which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy-seat. {16:3} Herewith shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering. {16:4} He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with the linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: they are the holy garments; and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and put them on. {16:5} And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two he-goats for a sin-offering, and one ram for a burnt-offering.    {16:6} And Aaron shall present the bullock of the sin-offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself, and for his house. {16:7} And he shall take the two goats, and set them before Yahweh at the door of the tent of meeting. {16:8} And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for Yahweh, and the other lot for Azazel. {16:9} And Aaron shall present the goat upon which the lot fell for Yahweh, and offer him for a sin-offering. {16:10} But the goat, on which the lot fell for Azazel, shall be set alive before Yahweh, to make atonement for him, to send him away for Azazel into the wilderness.     {16:11} And Aaron shall present the bullock of the sin-offering, which is for himself, and shall make atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin-offering which is for himself: {16:12} and he shall take a censer full of coals of fire from off the altar before Yahweh, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil: {16:13} and he shall put the incense upon the fire before  Yahweh, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy-seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not: {16:14} and he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy-seat on the east; and before the mercy-seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.    {16:15} Then shall he kill the goat of the sin-offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, and do with his blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy-seat, and before the mercy-seat: {16:16} and he shall make atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgression of the law, even all their sins: and so shall he do for the tent of meeting, that dwells with them in the midst of their uncleanness. {16:17} And there shall be no man in the tent of meeting when he goes in to make atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the assembly of Israel. {16:18} And he shall go out unto the altar that is before Yahweh, and make atonement for it, and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about. {16:19} And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.    {16:20} And when he has made an end of atoning for the holy place, and the tent of meeting, and the altar, he shall present the live goat: {16:21} and Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the works without law of the children of Israel, and all their transgression of the law, even all their sins; and he shall put them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand  of a man that is in readiness into the wilderness: {16:22} and the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a solitary land: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.    {16:23} And Aaron shall come into the tent of meeting, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there: {16:24} and he shall bathe his flesh in water in a holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt-offering and the burnt-offering of the people, and make atonement for himself and for the people. {16:25} And the fat of the sin-offering shall he burn upon the altar. {16:26} And he that lets go the goat for Azazel shall wash his  clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp. {16:27} And the bullock of the sin-offering, and the goat of the sin-offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall be carried forth outside the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung. {16:28} And he that burns them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.    {16:29} And it shall be a statute for ever unto you: in the seventh moon, on the tenth day of the moon, you shall afflict your souls, and shall do no manner of work, the home-born, or the stranger that sojourns among you: {16:30} for on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins shall you be clean before Yahweh. {16:31} It is a Sabbath of solemn rest unto you, and you shall afflict your souls; it is a statute for ever. {16:32} And the priest, who shall be anointed and who shall be consecrated to be priest in his father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen garments, even the holy garments: {16:33} and he shall make atonement for the holy sanctuary; and he shall make atonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar; and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. {16:34} And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make atonement for the children of Israel because of all their sins once in the year. And he did as Yahweh commanded Moses.  {O3)17} Leviticus 17.  {17:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {17:2} Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them: This is the thing which Yahweh has commanded, saying, {17:3} What man so ever there be of the house of Israel, that kills an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that kills it outside the camp, {17:4} and has not brought it unto the door of the tent of meeting, to offer it as an oblation unto Yahweh before the tabernacle of Yahweh: blood shall be imputed unto that man; he has shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people: {17:5} To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they sacrifice in the open field, even that they may bring them unto Yahweh, unto the door of the tent of meeting, unto the priest, and sacrifice them for sacrifices of peace-offerings unto Yahweh. {17:6} And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of Yahweh at the door of the tent of meeting, and burn the fat for a sweet savor unto Yahweh. {17:7} And they shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices unto the he-goats, after which they play the whore. This shall be a statute forever unto them throughout their generations.    {17:8} And you shall say unto them, What ever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, that offers a burnt-offering or sacrifice, {17:9} and brings it not unto the door of the tent of meeting, to sacrifice it unto Yahweh; that man shall be cut off from his people.    {17:10} And what ever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, that eats any manner of blood, I will set my face against that soul that eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people. {17:11} For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes atonement by reason of the life. {17:12} Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourns among you eat blood. {17:13} And what ever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, who takes in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten; he shall pour out the blood there, and cover it with dust.    {17:14} For as to the life of all flesh, the blood of it is [all one] with the life there: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, you shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh; for the life of all flesh is the blood there: anyone who eats it shall be cut off. {17:15} And every soul that eats that which dies of itself, or that which is torn of beasts, whether he be home-born or a alien, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean. {17:16} But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh, then he shall bear his works without law.  {O3)18}    Leviticus 18.   {18:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {18:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am Yahweh your God. {18:3} After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelt, shall you not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, where I bring you, shall you not do; neither shall you walk in their statutes. {18:4} Mine ordinances shall you do, and my statutes shall you keep, to walk therein: I am Yahweh your God. {18:5} you shall therefore keep my statutes, and mine ordinances; which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am Yahweh.    {18:6} None of you shall approach to any that are near of kin to him, to uncover [their] nakedness: I am Yahweh. {18:7} The nakedness of your father, even the nakedness of your mother, shall you not uncover: she is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness. {18:8} The nakedness of your father's wife shall you not uncover: it is your father's nakedness. {18:9} The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness you shall not uncover. {18:10} The nakedness of your son's daughter, or of your daughter's daughter, even their nakedness you shall not uncover: for theirs is your own nakedness. {18:11} The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, begotten of your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness. {18:12} you shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister: she is your father's near kinswoman. {18:13} you shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister: for she is your mother's near kinswoman. {18:14} you shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, you shall not approach to his wife: she is your aunt. {18:15} you shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law: she is your son's wife; you shall not uncover her nakedness. {18:16} you shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife: it is your brother's nakedness. {18:17} you shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter; you shall not take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are near kinswomen: it is wickedness. {18:18} And you shall not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival [to her], to uncover her nakedness, besides the other in her life-time.    {18:19} And you shall not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness. {18:20} And you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor's wife, to defile yourself with her.    {18:21} And you shall not give any of your seed to make them pass through [the fire] to Molech; neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am Yahweh. {18:22} you shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. {18:23} And you shall not lie with any beast to defile yourself with; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: it is confusion.    {18:24} Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out from before you; {18:25} And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the works without law of it upon it, and the land vomits out her inhabitants. {18:26} you therefore shall keep my statutes and mine ordinances, and shall not do any of these abominations; neither the home-born, nor the stranger that sojourns among you; {18:27} (for all these abominations have the men of the land done, that were before you, and the land is defiled); {18:28} that the land vomit not you out also, when you defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was before you. {18:29} For anyone who shall do any of these abominations, even the souls that do them shall be cut off from among their people. {18:30} Therefore shall you keep my charge, that you practice not any of these abominable customs, which were practiced before you, and that you defile not yourselves therein: I am Yahweh your God.     

    {o3)19} Leviticus 19. {19:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {19:2} Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, you shall be holy; for I Yahweh your God am holy. {19:3} you shall fear every man his mother, and his father; and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am Yahweh your God. {19:4} Turn you not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am Yahweh your God.     {19:5} And when you offer a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto Yahweh, you shall offer it that you may be accepted. {19:6} It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the morrow: and if anything remain until the third day, it shall be burnt with fire. {19:7} And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination; it shall not be accepted: {19:8} but every one that eats it shall bear his works without law, because he has profaned the holy thing of Yahweh: and that soul shall be cut off from his people.     {19:9} And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleaning of your harvest. {19:10} And you shall not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather the fallen fruit of your  Vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and for the alien: I am Yahweh your God.         {19:11} you shall not steal; neither shall you deal falsely, nor lie one to another. {19:12} And you shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of your God: I am Yahweh.    {19:13} you shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him: the wages of a hired servant shall not abide with you all night until the morning. {19:14} you shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind; but you shall fear your God: I am Yahweh.    {19:15} you shall do no [Illegal] works of outside the law in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty; but in [legal] works of the law shall you judge your neighbor. {19:16} you shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you stand against the blood of your neighbor: I am Yahweh.    {19:17} you shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. {19:18} you shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall agape love your neighbor as [you agape] yourself: I am Yahweh.    {19:19} you shall keep my statutes. you shall not let your cattle gender with a diverse kind: you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed: neither shall there come upon you a garment of two kinds of stuff mingled together. {19:20} And anyone who lies carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to a husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; they shall be punished; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free. {19:21} And he shall bring his trespass-offering unto Yahweh, unto the door of the tent of meeting, even a ram for a trespass-offering. {19:22} And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass-offering before Yahweh for his sin which he has sinned: and the sin which he has sinned shall be forgiven him. {19:23} And when you shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then you shall count the fruit of its their un-circumcision: three years shall they be as uncircumcised unto you; it shall not be eaten. {19:24} But in the fourth year all the fruit of it shall be holy, for giving praise unto Yahweh. {19:25} And in the fifth year shall you eat of the fruit there, that it may yield unto you the increase there: I am Yahweh your God.     {19:26} you shall not eat anything with the blood: neither shall you use enchantments, nor practice augury. {19:27} you shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your beard. {19:28} you shall make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am Yahweh.    {19:29} Profane not your daughter, to make her a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness. {19:30} you shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary; I am Yahweh.    {19:31} Turn you not unto them that have familiar spirits, nor unto ["The know it All"] wizards; seek them not out, to be defiled by them: I am Yahweh  your God.    {19:32} you stand up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and you shall fear your God: I am Yahweh.   

     {19:33} And if a stranger sojourn with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. {19:34} The stranger that sojourns with you shall be unto you as the home-born among you, and you shall agape love him as [you agape] yourself; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am Yahweh your God.

    {19:35} you shall do no unlawful works in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity. {19:36} Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall you have: I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. {19:37} And you shall observe all my statutes, and all mine ordinances, and do them: I am Yahweh.  {o3)20} Leviticus 20.   {20:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {20:2} also, you shall say to the children of Israel, Anyone who he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that gives of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. {20:3} I also will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he has given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name. {20:4} And if the people at the land do at all hide their eyes from that man, when he gives of his seed unto Molech, and put him not to death; {20:5} then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that play the whore after him, to play the whore with Molech, from among their people.

      {20:6} And the soul that turns unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto the wizards, to play the whore after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. {20:7} Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be you holy; for I am Yahweh your God. {20:8} And you shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am Yahweh who sanctifies you. {20:9} For every one that curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.    {20:10} And the man that commits adultery with another man's wife, even he that commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. {20:11} And the man that lies with his father's wife has uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. {20:12} And if a man lie with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them. {20:13} And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. {20:14} And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you. {20:15} And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and you shall slay the beast. {20:16} And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, you shall kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    {20:17} And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a shameful thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people: he has uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his works without law. {20:18} And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people. {20:19} And you shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, nor of your father's sister; for he has made naked his near kin: they shall bear their works without law. {20:20} And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. {20:21} And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is impurity: he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.

    {20:22} you shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all mine ordinances, and do them; that the land, where I bring you to dwell therein, vomit you not out. {20:23} And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. {20:24} But I have said unto you, you shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey: I am Yahweh your God, who has separated you from the peoples. {20:25} you shall therefore make a distinction between the clean beast and the unclean, and between the unclean fowl and the clean: and you shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by bird, or by anything that moves on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. {20:26} And you shall be holy unto me: for I, Yahweh, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that you should be mine.     {20:27} A man also or a woman that has a familiar spirit, or that is a [know it al] wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones; their blood shall be upon them.

  {O3)21} Leviticus 21.   {21:1} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none defile himself for the dead among his people; {21:2} except for his kin, that is near unto him, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother, {21:3} and for his sister a virgin, that is near unto him, that has had no husband; for her may he defile himself. {21:4} He shall not defile himself, [being] a chief man among his people, to profane himself. {21:5} They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh. {21:6} They shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the name of their God; for the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, the bread of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy. {21:7} They shall not take a woman that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God. {21:8} you shall sanctify him therefore; for he offers the bread of your God: he shall be holy unto you: for I Yahweh, who sanctify you, am holy. {21:9} And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profanes her father: she shall be burnt with fire.    {21:10} And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil is poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not let the hair of his head go loose, nor rend his clothes; {21:11} neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother; {21:12} neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am Yahweh. {21:13} And he shall take a wife in her virginity. {21:14} A widow, or one divorced, or a profane woman, a whore, these shall he not take: but a virgin of his own people shall he take to wife. {21:15} And he shall not profane his seed among his people: for I am Yahweh who sanctifies him.    {21:16} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {21:17} Speak unto Aaron, saying, Anyone who he be of your seed throughout their generations that has a blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God. {21:18} For what ever man he be that has a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that has a flat nose, or anything superfluous, {21:19} or a man that is broken-footed, or broken-handed, {21:20} or crook-backed, or a dwarf, or that has a blemish in his eye, or is scurvy, or scabbed, or has his stones broken; {21:21} no man of the seed of Aaron the priest, that has a blemish, shall come near to offer the offerings of Yahweh made by fire: he has a blemish; he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God. {21:22} He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy: {21:23} only he shall not go in unto the veil, nor come near unto the altar, because he has a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I am Yahweh who sanctifies them. {21:24} So Moses spoke unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel.

    {O3)22}  Leviticus 22.   {22:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {22:2} Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, which they hallow unto me, and that they profane not my holy name: I am  Yahweh. {22:3} Say unto them, Anyone who he be of all your seed throughout your generations, that approaches unto the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow unto Yahweh, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from before me: I am Yahweh. {22:4} What man so ever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or has an issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. And who so touches anything that is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goes from him; {22:5} or anyone who touches any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, what ever uncleanness he has; {22:6} the soul that touches any such shall be unclean until the even, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he bathe his flesh in water. {22:7} And when the sun is down, he shall be clean; and afterward he shall eat of the holy things, because it is his bread. {22:8} That which dies of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall not eat, to defile himself with: I am Yahweh. {22:9} They shall therefore keep my charge, lest they bear sin for it, and die therein, if they profane it: I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.    {22:10} There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing: a alien of the priest's, or a hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing. {22:11} But if a priest buy any soul, the purchase of his money, he shall eat of it; and such as are born in his house, they shall eat of his bread. {22:12} And if a priest's daughter be married unto a stranger, she shall not eat of the heave-offering of the holy things. {22:13} But if a priest's daughter be a widow, or divorced, and have no child, and be returned unto her father's house, as in her youth, she shall eat of her father's bread: but there shall no stranger eat there. {22:14} And if a man eat of the holy thing unwittingly, then he shall put the fifth part of it unto it, and shall give unto the priest the holy thing. {22:15} And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer unto Yahweh, {22:16} and [so] cause them to bear the works without law that brings guilt, when they eat their holy things: for I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.    {22:17} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {22:18} Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them, Anyone who he be of the house of Israel, or of the aliens in Israel, that offers his oblation, whether it be any of their vows, or any of their freewill-offerings, which they offer unto Yahweh for a burnt-offering; {22:19} that you may be accepted, [you shall offer] a male outside blemish, of the bullocks, of the sheep, or of the goats. {22:20} But what ever has a blemish, that shall you not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you. {22:21} And anyone who offers a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto Yahweh to accomplish a vow, or for a freewill-offering, of the herd or of the flock, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein. {22:22} Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a running sore, or scurvy, or scabbed, you shall not offer these unto Yahweh, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto Yahweh. {22:23} Either a bullock or a lamb that has anything superfluous or lacking in his parts, that may you offer for a freewill-offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted. {22:24} That which has its stones bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut, you shall not offer unto Yahweh; neither shall you do [thus] in your land. {22:25} Neither from the hand of a foreigner shall you offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruption is in them, there is a blemish in them: they shall not be accepted for you.    {22:26} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {22:27} When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and there on it shall be accepted for the oblation of an offering made by fire unto Yahweh. {22:28} And whether it be cow or ewe, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day. {22:29} And when you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto Yahweh, you shall sacrifice it that you may be accepted. {22:30} On the same day it shall be eaten; you shall leave none of it until the morning: I am Yahweh. {22:31} Therefore shall you keep my commandments, and do them: I am Yahweh. {22:32} And you shall not profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am Yahweh who hallows you, {22:33} who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am Yahweh.  {O3)23}  Leviticus 23.    {23:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {23:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, The set feasts of Yahweh, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my set feasts. {23:3} Six days shall work be done: but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no manner of work: it is a Sabbath unto Yahweh in all your dwellings.    {23:4} These are the set feasts of Yahweh, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season. {23:5} In the first moon [Abib], on the fourteenth day of the moon at even, is Yahweh's Passover. {23:6} And on the fifteenth day of the same moon is the feast of unleavened bread unto Yahweh: seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. {23:7} In the first day you shall have a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work. {23:8} But you shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh seven days: in the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work.    {23:9} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {23:10} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you are come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest there, then you shall bring the sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest unto the priest: {23:11} and he shall wave the sheaf before Yahweh, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. {23:12} And in the day when you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a he-lamb outside blemish a year old for a burnt-offering unto Yahweh. {23:13} And the meal-offering of it shall be two tenth parts [of an ephah] of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto Yahweh for a sweet savor; and the drink-offering of it shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin. {23:14} And you shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor fresh ears, until this selfsame day, until you have brought the oblation of your God: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.    {23:15} And you shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave-offering; seven Sabbaths shall there be complete: {23:16} even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall you number fifty days; and you shall offer a new meal-offering unto Yahweh. {23:17} you shall bring out of your habitations two wave-loaves of two tenth parts [of an ephah]: they shall be of fine flour, they shall be baked with leaven, for first-fruits unto Yahweh. {23:18} And you shall present with the bread seven lambs outside blemish a year old, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be a burnt-offering unto Yahweh, with their meal-offering, and their drink-offerings, even an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh. {23:19} And you shall offer one he-goat for a sin-offering, and two he-lambs a year old for a sacrifice of peace-offerings. {23:20} And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the first-fruits for a wave-offering before Yahweh, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to Yahweh for the priest. {23:21} And you shall make proclamation on the selfsame day; there shall be a holy convocation unto you; you shall do no servile work: it is a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.    {23:22} And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleaning of your harvest: you shall leave them for the poor, and for the alien: I am Yahweh your God.     {23:23} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {23:24} Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh moon, on the first day of the [seventh} moon, shall be a solemn rest unto you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. {23:25} you shall do no servile work; and you shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh.    {23:26} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {23:27} Howbeit [from dusk of the first all dark night count from dusk]  on the tenth day of this seventh moon is the day of atonement: it shall be a holy convocation unto you, and you shall afflict your souls; and you shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh. {23:28} And you shall do no manner of work in that same day; for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for you before Yahweh your God. {23:29} For what ever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day; he shall be cut off from his people. {23:30} And what ever soul it be that does any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy from among his people. {23:31} you shall do no manner of work: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. {23:32} It shall be unto you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the moon at [dusk of} even, from {dusk of } even unto {dusk of}  even, shall you keep your Sabbath.     {23:33} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {23:34} Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, On the fifteenth day of this seventh moon is the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto Yahweh. {23:35} On the first solar day of the seventh moon shall be a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work. {23:36} Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh: on the eighth day shall be a holy convocation unto you; and you shall offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh: it is a solemn assembly; you shall do no servile  work.     {23:37} These are the set feasts of Yahweh, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto Yahweh, a burnt-offering, and a meal-offering, a sacrifice, and drink-offerings, each on its own [solar]  day [of the moon]; {23:38} besides the Sabbaths of Yahweh, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill-offerings, which you give unto Yahweh.    {23:39} Howbeit on the fifteenth day of the seventh moon, when you have gathered in the fruits of the land, you shall keep the feast of Yahweh seven days: on the first [of the fifteenth] day [of the moon] shall be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day [Counting from the first all dark night of the moon]  shall be a solemn rest. {23:40} And you shall take you on the first day the fruit of goodly trees, branches of palm-trees, and boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your God seven days. {23:41} And you shall keep it a feast unto Yahweh seven days in the year: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations; you shall keep it in the seventh moon. {23:42} you shall dwell in temporary shelters [of trees and bushes} seven days; all that are home-born in Israel shall dwell in temporary shelters; {23:43} that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in temporary shelters, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am Yahweh your God. {23:44} And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the set feasts of Yahweh.  {O3)24}  Leviticus 24.   {24:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {24:2} Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. {24:3} outside the veil of the testimony, in the tent of  meeting, shall Aaron keep it in order from evening to morning before Yahweh  continually: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations. {24:4} He shall keep in order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before Yahweh continually.    {24:5} And you shall take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes there: two tenth parts [of an ephah] shall be in one cake. {24:6} And you shall set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before Yahweh. {24:7} And you shall put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be to the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto Yahweh. {24:8} Every Sabbath day he shall set it in order before Yahweh continually; it is on the behalf of the children of Israel, an everlasting covenant. {24:9} And it shall be for Aaron and his sons; and they shall eat it in a holy place: for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of Yahweh made by fire by a perpetual statute.     {24:10} And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel; and the son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp: {24:11} and the son of the Israelitish woman blasphemed the Name, and A cursed; and they brought him unto Moses. And his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. {24:12} And they put him in Jail, that it might be declared unto them at the mouth of Yahweh.     {24:13} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {24:14} Bring forth him that has cursed outside the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him. {24:15} And you shall speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Anyone who curses his God shall bear his sin. {24:16} And he that blasphemes the name of Yahweh, he shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the alien, as the home-born, when he blasphemes the name [of Yahweh], shall be put to death. {24:17} And he that smites any man mortally shall surely be put to death. {24:18} And he that smites a beast mortally shall make it good, life for life. {24:19} And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbor; as he has done, so shall it be done to him: {24:20} breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be rendered unto him. {24:21} And he that kills a beast shall make it good: and he that kills a man shall be put to death. {24:22} you shall have one manner of law, as well for the alien, as for the home-born: for I am Yahweh your God. {24:23} And Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and they brought forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stoned him with stones. And the children of Israel did as Yahweh commanded Moses.  {O3)25} Leviticus 25.    {25:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying, {25:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a Sabbath unto Yahweh. {25:3} Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in the fruits there; {25:4} but in the seventh year shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath unto Yahweh: you shall neither sow your field, nor prune your vineyard. {25:5} That which grows of itself of your harvest you shall not reap, and the grapes of your undressed vine you shall not gather: it shall be a year of solemn rest for the land. {25:6} And the Sabbath of the land shall be for food for you; for you, and for your servant and for your maid, and for your hired servant and for your stranger, who sojourn with you. {25:7} And for your cattle, and for the beasts that are in your land, shall all the increase of it be for food.    {25:8} And you shall number seven Sabbaths of years unto you, seven times seven years; and there shall be unto you the days of seven Sabbaths of years, even forty and nine years. {25:9} Then shall you send abroad the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh moon; in the day of atonement shall you send abroad the trumpet throughout all your land. {25:10} And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants there: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and you shall return every man unto his possession, and you shall return every man unto his family. {      25:11} A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you: you shall not sow, neither reap that which grows of itself in it, nor gather [the grapes] in it of the undressed vines. {25:12} For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: you shall eat the increase of it out of the field.   {25:13} In this year of jubilee you shall return every man unto his possession. {25:14} And if you sell anything unto your neighbor, or buy of your neighbor's hand, you shall not wrong one another. {25:15} According to the number of years after the jubilee you shall buy of your neighbor, [and] according unto the number of years of the crops he shall sell unto you. {25:16} According to the multitude of the years you shall increase the price there, and according to the fewness of the years you shall diminish the price of it; for the number of the crops does he sell unto you. {25:17} And you shall not wrong one another; but you shall fear your God: for I am Yahweh your God.    {25:18} Therefore you shall do my statutes, and keep mine ordinances and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety. {25:19} And the land shall yield its fruit, and you shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety. {25:20} And if you shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? Behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase; {25:21} then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for the three years. {25:22} And you shall sow the eighth year, and eat of the fruits, the old store; until the ninth year, until its fruits come in, you shall eat the old store.    {25:23} And the land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the land is mine: for you are strangers and aliens with me. {25:24} And in all the land of your possession you shall grant a redemption for the land. {25:25} If your brother be waxed poor, and sell some of his possession, then shall his kinsman that is next unto him come, and shall redeem that which his brother has sold. {25:26} And if a man have no one to redeem it, and he be waxed rich and find sufficient to redeem it; {25:27} then let him reckon the years of the sale there, and restore the over plus unto the man to whom he sold it; and he shall return unto his possession. {25:28} But if he be not able to get it back for himself, then that which he has sold shall remain in the hand of him that has bought it until the year of jubilee: and in the jubilee it shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession.    {25:29} And if a man sell a dwelling-house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; for a full year shall he have the right of redemption. {25:30} And if it be not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city shall be made sure in perpetuity to him that bought it, throughout his generations: it shall not go out in the jubilee. {25:31} But the houses of the villages which have no wall round about them shall be reckoned with the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubilee. {25:32} Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time. {25:33} And if one of the Levites redeem, then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the jubilee; for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel. {25:34} But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.     {25:35} And if your brother be waxed poor, and his hand fail with you; then you shall uphold him: [as] a stranger and a alien shall he live with you. {25:36} Take you no interest of him or increase, but fear your God; that your brother may live with you. {25:37} you shall not give him your money upon interest, nor give him your victuals for increase. {25:38} I am Yahweh your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, [and] to be your God.    {25:39} And if your brother be waxed poor with you, and sell himself unto you; you shall not make him to serve as a bond-servant. {25:40} As a hired servant, and as a alien, he shall be with you; he shall serve with you unto the year of jubilee: {25:41} then shall he go out from you, he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return. {25:42} For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen. {25:43} you shall not rule over him with rigor, but shall fear your God. {25:44} And as for your bondmen, and your bondmaids, whom you shall have; of the nations that are round about you, of them shall you buy bondmen and bondmaids. {25:45} Also of the children of the strangers that sojourn among you, of them shall you buy, and of their families that are with you, which they have begotten in your land: and they shall be your possession. {25:46} And you shall make them an inheritance for your children after you, to hold for a possession; of them shall you take your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel you shall not rule, one over another, with rigor.    {25:47} And if a stranger or alien with you be waxed rich, and your brother be waxed poor beside him, and sell himself unto the stranger [or] alien with you, or to the stock of the stranger's family; {25:48} after that he is sold he may be redeemed: one of his brethren may redeem him; {25:49} or his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or any that is near of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be waxed rich, he may redeem himself. {25:50} And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he sold himself to him unto the year of jubilee: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years; according to the time of a hired servant shall he be with him. {25:51} If there be yet many years, according unto them he shall give back the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for. {25:52} And if there remain but few years unto the year of jubilee, then he shall reckon with him; according unto his years shall he give back the price of his redemption. {25: 53} As a servant hired year by year shall he be with him: he shall not rule with rigor over him in your sight. {25:54} And if he be not redeemed by these  means], then he shall go out in the year of jubilee, he, and his children with him. {25:55} For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am Yahweh your God.

 {O3)26}  Leviticus 26.    {26:1} you shall make you no idols, neither shall you rear you up a graven image, or a pillar, neither shall you place any figured stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am Yahweh your God. {26:2} you shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am Yahweh.    {26:3} If you walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; {26:4} then I will give your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. {26:5} And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time; and you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. {26:6} And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. {26:7} And you shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. {26:8} And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. {26:9} And I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and will establish my covenant with you. {26:10} And you shall eat old store long kept, and you shall bring forth the old because of the new. {26:11} And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you. {26:12} And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people. {26:13} I am Yahweh your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bars of your yoke, and made you go upright.    {26:14} But if you will not hear unto me, and will not do all these commandments; {26:15} and if you shall reject my statutes, and if your soul abhor mine ordinances, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant; {26:16} I also will do this unto you: I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall consume the eyes, and make the soul to pine away; and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. {26:17} And I will set my face against you, and you shall be smitten before your enemies: they that hate you shall rule over you; and you shall flee when none pursues you. {26:18} And if you will not yet for these things hear unto me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins. {26:19} And I will break the pride of your power: and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass; {26:20} and your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.    {26:21} And if you walk contrary unto me, and will not hear unto me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. {26:22} And I will send the beast of the field among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your ways shall become desolate. {26:23} And if by these things you will not be reformed unto me, but will walk contrary unto me; {26:24} then will I also walk contrary unto you; and I will smite you, even I, seven times for your sins. {26:25} And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute the  vengeance of the covenant; and you shall be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. {26:26} When I break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver your bread again by weight: and you shall eat, and not be satisfied.    {26:27} And if you will not for all this hear unto me, but walk contrary unto me; 26:28} then I will walk contrary unto you in wrath; and I also will chastise you seven times for your sins. {26:29} And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall you eat. {26:30} And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your sun-images, and cast your dead bodies upon the bodies of your idols; and my soul shall abhor you. {26:31} And I will make your cities a waste, and will bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors. {26:32} And I will bring the land into desolation; and your enemies that dwell therein shall be astonished at it. {26:33} And you will I scatter among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you: and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.    {26:34} Then shall the land enjoy its Sabbaths, as long as it lies desolate, and you are in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy its Sabbaths. {26:35} As long as it lies desolate it shall have rest, even the rest which it had not in your Sabbaths, when you dwelt upon it. {26:36} And as for them that are left of you, I will send a faintness into their heart in the lands of their enemies: and the sound of a driven leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as one flees from the sword; and they shall fall when none pursues. {26:37} And they shall stumble one upon another, as it were before the sword, when none pursues: and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. {26:38} And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. {26:39} And they that are left of you shall pine away in their works without law in your enemies' lands; and also in the works without law of their fathers shall they pine away with them.    {26:40} And they shall confess their works without law, and the works without law of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that, because they walked contrary unto me, {26:41} I also walked contrary unto them, and brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised heart be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their works without law; {26:42} then will I remember my covenant with Jacob; and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. {26:43} The land also shall be left by them, and shall enjoy its Sabbaths, while it lies desolate outside them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their works without law; because, even because they rejected mine ordinances, and their soul abhorred my statutes. {26:44} And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them; for I am Yahweh their God; {26:45} but I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am Yahweh.    {26:46} These are the statutes and ordinances and laws, which Yahweh made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by Moses.

    {O3)27} Leviticus 27.   {27:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {27:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall accomplish a vow, the persons shall be for Yahweh by your estimation. {27:3} And your estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even your estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary. {27:4} And if it be a female, then your estimation shall be thirty shekels. {27:5} And if it be from five years old even unto twenty years old, then your estimation shall be of the temporary shelter) male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels. {27:6} And if it be from one moon old even unto five years old, then your estimation shall  be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female your estimation shall be three shekels of silver. {27:7} And if it be from sixty years old and upward; if it be a male, then your estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels. {27:8} But if he be poorer than your estimation, then he shall be set before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the ability of him that vowed shall the priest value him.    {27:9} And if it be a beast, where men offer an oblation unto Yahweh, all that any man gives of such unto Yahweh shall be holy. {27:10} He shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good: and if he shall at all change beast for beast, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy. {27:11} And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer an oblation unto Yahweh, then he shall set the beast before the priest; {27:12} and the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: as you the priest values it, so shall it be. {27:13} But if he will indeed redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of it unto your estimation.    {27:14} And when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy unto Yahweh, then the priest shall estimate it, whether it be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it stand. {27:15} And if he that sanctified it will redeem his house, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of your estimation unto it, and it shall be his.    {27:16} And if a man shall sanctify unto Yahweh part of the field of his possession, then your estimation shall be according to the sowing there: the sowing of a homer of barley [shall be valued] at fifty shekels of silver. {27:17} If he sanctify his field from the year of jubilee, according to your estimation it shall stand. {27:18} But if he sanctify his field after the jubilee, then the priest shall reckon unto him the money according to the years that remain unto the year of jubilee; and an abatement shall be made from your estimation. {27:19} And if he that sanctified the field will indeed redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of your estimation unto it, and it shall be assured to him. {27:20} And if he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more: {27:21} but the field, when it goes out in the jubilee, shall be holy unto Yahweh, as a field devoted; the possession there shall be the priest's. {27:22} And if he sanctify unto Yahweh a field which he has bought, which is not of the field of his possession; {27:23} then the priest shall reckon unto him the worth of your estimation unto the year of jubilee: and he shall give your estimation in that day, as a holy thing unto Yahweh. {27:24} In the year of jubilee the field shall return unto him of whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession of the land belongs. {27:25} And all your estimations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall be the shekel.    {27:26} Only the firstling among beasts, which is made a firstling to Yahweh, no man shall sanctify it; whether it be ox or sheep, it is Yahweh's. {27:27} And if it be of an unclean beast, then he shall ransom it according to your estimation, and shall add unto it the fifth part there: or if it be not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your estimation.    {27:28} Notwithstanding, no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto Yahweh of all that he has, whether of man or beast, or of the  field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto Yahweh. {27:29} No one devoted, that shall be devoted from among men, shall be ransomed; he shall surely be put to death.     {27:30} And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is Yahweh's: it is holy unto Yahweh. {27:31} And if a man will redeem anything of his tithe, he shall add unto it the fifth part there. {27:32} And all the tithe of the herd or the flock, what ever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto Yahweh. {27:33} He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.    {27:34} These are the commandments, which Yahweh commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.     {O4)1} Numbers 1.   {1:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second Moon, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, {1:2} Take you the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, every male, by their polls; {1:3} from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel, you and Aaron shall number them by their hosts. {1:4} And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of his fathers' house. {1:5} And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you. Of Reuben: Elizur the son of Shedeur. {1:6} Of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. {1:7} Of Judah: Nahshon the son of Amminadab. {1:8} Of Issachar: Nethanel the son of Zuar. {1:9} Of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon. {1:10} Of the children of Joseph: Of Ephraim: Elishama the son of Ammihud. Of Manasseh: Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. {1:11} Of Benjamin: Abidan the son of Gideoni. {1:12} Of Dan: Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. {1:13} Of Asher: Pagiel the son of Ochran. {1:14} Of Gad: Eliasaph the son of Deuel. {1:15} Of Naphtali: Ahira the son of Enan. {1:16} These are they that were called of the congregation, the princes of the tribes of their fathers; they were the heads of the thousands of Israel.    {1:17} And Moses and Aaron took these men that are mentioned by name: {1:18} And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second Moon; and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls. {1:19} As Yahweh commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.    {1:20} And the children of Reuben, Israel's first-born, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:21} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.        {1:22} Of the children of Simeon, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, those that were numbered there, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:23} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.     {1:24} Of the children of Gad, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:25} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty. {1:26} Of the children of Judah, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:27} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Judah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.     {1:28} Of the children of Issachar, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:29} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.     {1:30} Of the children of Zebulun, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:31} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.     {1:32} Of the children of Joseph, [namely], of the children of Ephraim, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:33} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand and five hundred.     {1:34} Of the children of Manasseh, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:35} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.     {1:36} Of the children of Benjamin, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:37} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.     {1:38} Of the children of Dan, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:39} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.     {1:40} Of the children of Asher, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:41} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Asher, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.     {1:42} Of the children of Naphtali, their generations, by their families, by their fathers' houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; {1:43} those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.     {1:44} These are they that were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: they were each one for his fathers' house. {1:45} So all they that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathers' houses, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel; {1:46} even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.     {1:47} But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them. {1:48} For Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {1:49} Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, neither shall you take the sum of them among the children of Israel; {1:50} but appoint you the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all the furniture there, and over all that belongs to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the furniture there; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle. {1:51} And when the tabernacle sets forward, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death. {1:52} And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, according to their hosts. {1:53} But the Levites shall encamp round about the tabernacle of the testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of the testimony. {1:54} Thus did the children of Israel; according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so did they.

   {O4)2} Numbers 2.    {2:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, {2:2} The children of Israel shall encamp every man by his own standard, with the ensigns of their fathers' houses: over against the tent of meeting shall they encamp round about. {2:3} And those that encamp on the east side toward the sun rising shall be they of the standard of the camp of Judah, according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Judah shall be Nahshon the son of Amminadab. {2:4} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred. {2:5} And those that encamp next unto him shall be the tribe of Issachar: and the prince of the children of Issachar shall be Nethanel the son of Zuar. {2:6} And his host, and those that were numbered there, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred. {2:7} [And] the tribe of Zebulun: and the prince of the children of Zebulun shall be Eliab the son of Helon. {2:8} And his host, and those that were numbered there, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred. {2:9} All that were numbered of the camp of Judah were a hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred, according to their hosts. They shall set forth first.     {2:10} On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur. {2:11} And his host, and those that were numbered there, were forty and six thousand and five hundred. {2:12} And those that encamp next unto him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and the prince of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. {2:13} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred. {2:14} And the tribe of Gad: and the prince of the children of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel. {2:15} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and five thousand and six hundred and fifty. {2:16} All that were numbered of the camp of Reuben were a hundred thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, according to their hosts. And they shall set forth second.     {2:17} Then the tent of meeting shall set forward, with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place, by their standards.     {2:18} On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud. {2:19} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty thousand and five hundred. {2:20} And next unto him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the prince of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. {2:21} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred. {2:22} And the tribe of Benjamin: and the prince of the children of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni. {2:23} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred. {2:24} All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were a hundred thousand and eight thousand and a hundred, according to their hosts. And they shall set forth third.     {2:25} On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. {2:26} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred. {2:27} And those that encamp next unto him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the prince of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ochran. {2:28} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and one thousand and five hundred. {2:29} And the tribe of Naphtali: and the prince of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan. {2:30} And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred. {2:31} All that were numbered of the camp of Dan were a hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall set forth hindmost by their standards.     {2:32} These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathers' houses: all that were numbered of the camps according to their hosts were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty. {2:33} But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as Yahweh commanded Moses. {2:34} Thus did the children of Israel; according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so they encamped by their standards, and so they set forward, every one by their families, according to their fathers' houses.

   {O4)3} Numbers 3.    {3:1} Now these are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that Yahweh spoke with Moses in mount Sinai. {3:2} And these are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the first-born, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. {3:3} These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests that were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office. {3:4} And Nadab and Abihu died before Yahweh, when they offered strange fire before Yahweh, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children; and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the presence of Aaron their father.     {3:5} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {3:6} Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him. {3:7} And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle. {3:8} And they shall keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. {3:9} And you shall give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him on the behalf of the children of Israel. {3:10} And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.     {3:11} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {3:12} And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the first-born that opens the womb among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine: {3:13} for all the first-born are mine; on the day that I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the first-born in Israel, both man and beast; mine they shall be: I am Yahweh.     {3:14} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, {3:15} Number the children of Levi by their fathers' houses, by their families: every male from a Moon old and upward shall you number them. {3:16} And Moses numbered them according to the word of Yahweh, as he was commanded. {3:17} And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohas, and Merari. {3:18} And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei. {3:19} And the sons of Kohas by their families: Amram, and Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. {3:20} And the sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers' houses.     {3:21} Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites: these are the families of the Gershonites. {3:22} Those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a Moon old and upward, even those that were numbered of them were seven thousand and five hundred. {3:23} The families of the Gershonites shall encamp behind the tabernacle westward. {3:24} And the prince of the fathers' house of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph the son of Lael. {3:25} And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting shall be the tabernacle, and the Tent, the covering there, and the screen for the door of the tent of meeting, {3:26} and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service there.     {3:27} And of Kohas was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohasites. {3:28} According to the number of all the males, from a Moon old and upward, there were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary. {3:29} The families of the sons of Kohas shall encamp on the side of the tabernacle southward. {3:30} And the prince of the fathers' house of the families of the Kohasites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. {3:31} And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the screen, and all the service there. {3:32} And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be prince of the princes of the Levites, [and have] the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.     {3:33} Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites: these are the families of Merari. {3:34} And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a Moon old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred. {3:35} And the prince of the fathers' house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: they shall encamp on the side of the tabernacle northward. {3:36} And the appointed charge of the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars there, and the pillars there, and the sockets there, and all the instruments there, and all the service there, {3:37} and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords.     {3:38} And those that encamp before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the sun rising, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death. {3:39} All that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of Yahweh, by their families, all the males from a Moon old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.     {3:40} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Number all the first-born males of the children of Israel from a Moon old and upward, and take the number of their names. {3:41} And you shall take the Levites for me (I am Yahweh) instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Israel: {3:42} and Moses numbered, as Yahweh commanded him, all the first-born among the children of Israel. {3:43} And all the first-born males according to the number of names, from a Moon old and upward, of those that were numbered of them, were twenty and two thousand two hundred and threescore and thirteen.     {3:44} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {3:45} Take the Levites instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I am Yahweh. {3:46} And for the redemption of the two hundred and threescore and thirteen of the first-born of the children of Israel, that are over and above [the number of] the Levites, {3:47} you shall take five shekels apiece by the poll; after the shekel of the sanctuary shall you take them (the shekel is twenty gerahs): {3:48} and you shall give the money, wherewith the odd number of them is redeemed, unto Aaron and to his sons. {3:49} And Moses took the redemption-money from them that were over and above them that were redeemed by the Levites; {3:50} from the first-born of the children of Israel took he the money, a thousand three hundred and threescore and five [shekels], after the shekel of the sanctuary: {3:51} and Moses gave the redemption-money unto Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

     {O4)4} Numbers 4.    {4:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, {4:2} Take the sum of the sons of Kohas from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers' houses, {4:3} from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting. {4:4} This is the service of the sons of Kohas in the tent of meeting, [about] the most holy things: {4:5} when the camp sets forward, Aaron shall go in, and his sons, and they shall take down the veil of the screen, and cover the ark of the testimony with it, {4:6} and shall put thereon a covering of sealskin, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in the staves there. {4:7} And upon the table of showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls and the cups wherewith to pour out; and the continual bread shall be thereon: {4:8} and they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves there. {4:9} And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuff dishes, and all the oil vessels there, wherewith they minister unto it: {4:10} and they shall put it and all the vessels of it within a covering of sealskin, and shall put it upon the frame. {4:11} And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves there: {4:12} and they shall take all the vessels of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of sealskin, and shall put them on the frame. {4:13} And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon: {4:14} and they shall put upon it all the vessels there, wherewith they minister about it, the fire pans, the flesh-hooks, and the shovels, and the basins, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of sealskin, and put in the staves there. {4:15} And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the furniture of the sanctuary, as the camp is set forward; after that, the sons of Kohas shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch the sanctuary, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohas in the tent of meeting. {4:16} And the charge of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the continual meal-offering, and the anointing oil, the charge of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, the sanctuary, and the furniture there.     {4:17} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, {4:18} Cut you not off the tribe of the families of the Kohasites from among the Levites; {4:19} but thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden; {4:20} but they shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment, lest they die.     {4:21} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {4:22} Take the sum of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers' houses, by their families; {4:23} from thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shall you number them; all that enter in to wait upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting. {4:24} This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in bearing burdens: {4:25} they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tent of meeting, its covering, and the covering of sealskin that is above upon it, and the screen for the door of the tent of meeting, {4:26} and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and what ever shall be done with them: therein shall they serve. {4:27} At the commandment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burden, and in all their service; and you shall appoint unto them in charge all their burden. {4:28} This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.     {4:29} As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them by their families, by their fathers' houses; {4:30} from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shall you number them, every one that enters upon the service, to do the work of the tent of meeting. {4:31} And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars there, and the pillars there, and the sockets there, {4:32} and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name you shall appoint the instruments of the charge of their burden. {4:33} This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service, in the tent of meeting, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.     {4:34} And Moses and Aaron and the princes of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohasites by their families, and by their fathers' houses, {4:35} from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting: {4:36} and those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty. {4:37} These are they that were numbered of the families of the Kohasites, all that did serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Yahweh by Moses. {4:38} And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, their families, and by their fathers' houses, {4:39} from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting, {4:40} even those that were numbered of them, by their families, by their fathers' houses, were two thousand and six hundred and thirty. {4:41} These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, all that did serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Yahweh.     {4:42} And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, by their families, by their fathers' houses, {4:43} from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting, {4:44} even those that were numbered of them by their families, were three thousand and two hundred. {4:45} These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Yahweh by Moses.     {4:46} All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the princes of Israel numbered, by their families, and by their fathers' houses, {4:47} from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered in to do the work of service, and the work of bearing burdens in the tent of meeting, {4:48} even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore. {4:49} According to the commandment of Yahweh they were numbered by Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

     {O4)5} Numbers 5.     {5:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {5:2} Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that has an issue, and anyone who is unclean by the dead: {5:3} both male and female shall you put out, outside the camp shall you put them; that they defile not their camp, in the midst where I dwell. {5:4} And the children of Israel did so, and put them out outside the camp; as Yahweh spoke unto Moses, so did the children of Israel.     {5:5} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {5:6} Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, so as to trespass against Yahweh, and that soul shall be guilty; {5:7} then he shall confess his sin which he has done: and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, and add unto it the fifth part there, and give it unto him in respect of whom he has been guilty. {5:8} But if the man have no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made unto Yahweh shall be the priest's; besides the ram of the atonement, whereby atonement shall be made for him. {5:9} And every heave-offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they present unto the priest, shall be his. {5:10} And every man's hallowed things shall be his: what ever any man gives the priest, it shall be his.     {5:11} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {5:12} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him, {5:13} and a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, and she be not taken in the act; {5:14} and the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled: {5:15} then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and shall bring her oblation for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is a meal-offering of jealousy, a meal-offering of memorial, bringing works without law to remembrance.     {5:16} And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before Yahweh: {5:17} and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water. {5:18} And the priest shall set the woman before Yahweh, and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and put the meal-offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal-offering of jealousy: and the priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that causes the curse. {5:19} And the priest shall cause her to swear, and shall say unto the woman, If no man have lain with you, and if you have not gone aside to uncleanness, being under your husband, be you free from this water of bitterness that causes the curse. {5:20} But if you have gone aside, being under your husband, and if you be defiled, and some man have lain with you besides your husband: {5:21} then the priest shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, Yahweh make you a curse and an oath among your people, when Yahweh does make your thigh to fall away, and your body to swell; {5:22} and this water that causes the curse shall go into your bowels, and make your body to swell, and your thigh to fall away. And the woman shall say, Amen, Amen.     {5:23} And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out into the water of bitterness: {5:24} and he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causes the curse; and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her [and become] bitter. {5:25} And the priest shall take the meal-offering of jealousy out of the woman's hand, and shall wave the meal-offering before Yahweh, and bring it unto the altar: {5:26} and the priest shall take a handful of the meal-offering, as the memorial there, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall make the woman drink the water. {5:27} And when he has made her drink the water, then it shall come to pass, if she be defiled, and have committed a trespass against her husband, that the water that causes the curse shall enter into her [and become] bitter, and her body shall swell, and her thigh shall fall away: and the woman shall be a curse among her people. {5:28} And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.     {5:29} This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goes aside, and is defiled; {5:30} or when the spirit of jealousy comes upon a man, and he is jealous of his wife; then shall he set the woman before Yahweh, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law. {5:31} And the man shall be free from works without law, and that woman shall bear her works without law.

   {O4)6} Numbers 6.    {6:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {6:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall make a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself unto Yahweh, {6:3} he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried. {6:4} All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the grape-vine, from the kernels even to the husk.     {6:5} All the days of his vow of separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in which he separates himself unto Yahweh, he shall be holy; he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow long.     {6:6} All the days that he separates himself unto Yahweh he shall not come near to a dead body. {6:7} He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die; because his separation unto God is upon his head. {6:8} All the days of his separation he is holy unto Yahweh.     {6:9} And if any man die very suddenly beside him, and he defile the head of his separation; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it. {6:10} And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tent of meeting: {6:11} and the priest shall offer one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, and make atonement for him, for that he sinned by reason of the dead, and shall hallow his head that same day. {6:12} And he shall separate unto Yahweh the days of his separation, and shall bring a he-lamb a year old for a trespass-offering; but the former days shall be void, because his separation was defiled.     {6:13} And this is the law of the Nazirite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto the door of the tent of meeting: {6:14} and he shall offer his oblation unto Yahweh, one he-lamb a year old outside blemish for a burnt-offering, and one ewe-lamb a year old outside blemish for a sin-offering, and one ram outside blemish for peace-offerings, {6:15} and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and their meal-offering, and their drink-offerings. {6:16} And the priest shall present them before Yahweh, and shall offer his sin-offering, and his burnt-offering: {6:17} and he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto Yahweh, with the basket of unleavened bread: the priest shall offer also the meal-offering there, and the drink-offering there. {6:18} And the Nazirite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the tent of meeting, and shall take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace-offerings. {6:19} And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazirite, after he has shaven [the head of] his separation; {6:20} and the priest shall wave them for a wave-offering before Yahweh; this is holy for the priest, together with the wave-breast and heave-thigh: and after that the Nazirite may drink wine.     {6:21} This is the law of the Nazirite who vows, [and of] his oblation unto Yahweh for his separation, besides that which he is able to get: according to his vow which he vowed, so he must do after the law of his separation.     {6:22} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {6:23} Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel: you shall say unto them,     {6:24} Yahweh bless you, and keep you:     {6:25} Yahweh make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you:     {6:26} Yahweh lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.     {6:27} So shall they put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

   {O4)7} Numbers 7.    {7:1} And it came to pass on the day that Moses had made an end of setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it, and all the furniture there, and the altar and all the vessels there, and had anointed them and sanctified them; {7:2} that the princes of Israel, the heads of their fathers' houses, offered. These were the princes of the tribes, these are they that were over them that were numbered: {7:3} and they brought their oblation before Yahweh, six covered wagons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for every two of the princes, and for each one an ox: and they presented them before the tabernacle. {7:4} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {7:5} Take it of them, that they may be [used] in doing the service of the tent of meeting; and you shall give them unto the Levites, to every man according to his service. {7:6} And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them unto the Levites. {7:7} Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon, according to their service: {7:8} and four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. {7:9} But unto the sons of Kohas he gave none, because the service of the sanctuary belonged unto them; they bare it upon their shoulders. {7:10} And the princes offered for the dedication of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes offered their oblation before the altar. {7:11} And Yahweh said unto Moses, They shall offer their oblation, each prince on his day, for the dedication of the altar.     {7:12} And he that offered his oblation the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah: {7:13} and his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:14} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:15} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:16} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:17} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.     {7:18} On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, did offer: {7:19} he offered for his oblation one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:20} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:21} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:22} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:23} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Nethanel the son of Zuar.     {7:24} On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun.: {7:25} his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:26} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:27} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:28} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:29} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Eliab the son of Helon.     {7:30} On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, prince of the children of Reuben: {7:31} his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:32} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:33} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:34} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:35} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Elizur the son of Shedeur.     {7:36} On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, prince of the children of Simeon: {7:37} his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:38} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:39} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:40} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:41} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.     {7:42} On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad: {7:43} his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:44} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:45} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:46} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:47} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.     {7:48} On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim: {7:49} his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:50} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:51} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:52} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:53} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Elishama the son of Ammihud.     {7:54} On the eighth day Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh: {7:55} his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:56} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:57} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:58} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:59} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.     {7:60} On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children of Benjamin: {7:61} his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:62} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:63} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:64} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:65} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Abidan the son of Gideoni.     {7:66} On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, prince of the children of Dan: {7:67} his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:68} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:69} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:70} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:71} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.     {7:72} On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ochran, prince of the children of Asher: {7:73} his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred and thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:74} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:75} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:76} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:77} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Pagiel the son of Ochran.     {7:78} On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the children of Naphtali: {7:79} his oblation was one silver platter, the weight where was a hundred a thirty [shekels], one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; {7:80} one golden spoon of ten [shekels], full of incense; {7:81} one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; {7:82} one male of the goats for a sin-offering; {7:83} and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Ahira the son of Enan.     {7:84} This was the dedication of the altar, in the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve silver platters, twelve silver bowls, twelve golden spoons; {7:85} each silver platter [weighing] a hundred and thirty [shekels], and each bowl seventy; all the silver of the vessels two thousand and four hundred [shekels], after the shekel of the sanctuary; {7:86} the twelve golden spoons, full of incense, [weighing] ten [shekels] apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the spoons a hundred and twenty [shekels]; {7:87} all the oxen for the burnt-offering twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the he-lambs a year old twelve, and their meal-offering; and the males of the goats for a sin-offering twelve; {7:88} and all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace-offerings twenty and four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he-goats sixty, the he-lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication of the altar, after that it was anointed.     {7:89} And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with him, then he heard the Voice speaking unto him from above the mercy-seat that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim: and he spoke unto him.  

{o4)8} Numbers 8.    {8:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {8:2} Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When you lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick. {8:3} And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps of it[so as to give light] in front of the candlestick, as Yahweh commanded Moses. {8:4} And this was the work of the candlestick, beaten work of gold; unto the base there, [and] unto the flowers there, it was beaten work: according unto the pattern which Yahweh had showed Moses, so he made the candlestick.     {8:5} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {8:6} Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them. {8:7} And thus shall you do unto them, to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of expiation upon them, and let them cause a razor to pass over all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and cleanse themselves. {8:8} Then let them take a young bullock, and its meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil; and another young bullock shall you take for a sin-offering. {8:9} And you shall present the Levites before the tent of meeting: and you shall assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel: {8:10} and you shall present the Levites before Yahweh. And the children of Israel shall lay their hands upon the Levites: {8:11} and Aaron shall offer the Levites before Yahweh for a wave-offering, on the behalf of the children of Israel, that it may be theirs to do the service of Yahweh. {8:12} And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and offer you the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, unto Yahweh, to make atonement for the Levites. {8:13} And you shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave-offering unto Yahweh.     {8:14} Thus shall you separate the Levites from among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine. {8:15} And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tent of meeting: and you shall cleanse them, and offer them for a wave-offering. {8:16} For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of all that opens the womb, even the first-born of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me. {8:17} For all the first-born among the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself. {8:18} And I have taken the Levites instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel. {8:19} And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tent of meeting, and to make atonement for the children of Israel; that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come near unto the sanctuary.     {8:20} Thus did Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the Levites: according unto all that Yahweh commanded Moses touching the Levites, so did the children of Israel unto them. {8:21} And the Levites purified themselves from sin, and they washed their clothes: and Aaron offered them for a wave-offering before Yahweh; and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them. {8:22} And after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron, and before his sons: as Yahweh had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they unto them.     {8:23} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {8:24} This is that which belongs unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service in the work of the tent of meeting: {8:25} and from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the work, and shall serve no more, {8:26} but shall minister with their brethren in the tent of meeting, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shall you do unto the Levites touching their charges.

   {O4)9} Numbers 9.    {9:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first Moon [Abib] of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, {9:2} Also, let the children of Israel keep the Passover in its appointed season. {9:3} In the fourteenth day of this Moon [Abib], at even, you shall keep it in its appointed season: according to all the statutes of it, and according to all the ordinances there, shall you keep it. {9:4} And Moses spoke unto the children of Israel that they should keep the Passover. {9:5} And they kept the Passover in the first [Moon], on the fourteenth day of the Moon, at even, in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel. {9:6} And there were certain men, who were unclean by reason of the dead body of a man, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day: {9:7} and those men said unto him, We are unclean by reason of the dead body of a man: Therefore are we kept back, that we may not offer the oblation of Yahweh in its appointed season among the children of Israel? {9:8} And Moses said unto them, Stay you that I may hear what Yahweh will command concerning you.     {9:9} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {9:10} Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your generations shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be on a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the Passover unto Yahweh. {9:11} In the second Moon on the fourteenth day at even they shall keep it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs: {9:12} they shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break a bone there: according to all the statute of the Passover they shall keep it. {9:13} But the man that is clean, and is not on a journey, and forbears to keep the Passover, that soul shall be cut off from his people; because he offered not the oblation of Yahweh in its appointed season, that man shall bear his sin. {9:14} And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the Passover unto Yahweh; according to the statute of the Passover, and according to the ordinance there, so shall he do: you shall have one statute, both for the alien, and for him that is born in the land.     {9:15} And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, even the tent of the testimony: and at even it was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until morning. {9:16} So it was always: the cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night. {9:17} And whenever the cloud was taken up from over the Tent, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel encamped. {9:18} At the commandment of Yahweh the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of Yahweh they encamped: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they remained encamped. {9:19} And when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of Yahweh, and journeyed not. {9:20} And sometimes the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; then according to the commandment of Yahweh they remained encamped, and according to the commandment of Yahweh they journeyed. {9:21} And sometimes the cloud was from evening until morning; and when the cloud was taken up in the morning, they journeyed: or [if it continued] by day and by night, when the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. {9:22} Whether it were two days, or a Moon, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, abiding thereon, the children of Israel remained encamped, and journeyed not; but when it was taken up, they journeyed. {9:23} At the commandment of Yahweh they encamped, and at the commandment of Yahweh they journeyed: they kept the charge of Yahweh, at the commandment of Yahweh by Moses.

   {O4)10} Numbers 10.    {10:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {10:2} Make you two trumpets of silver; of beaten work shall you make them: and you shall use them for the calling of the congregation, and for the journeying of the camps. {10:3} And when they shall blow them, all the congregation shall gather themselves unto you at the door of the tent of meeting. {10:4} And if they blow but one, then the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto you. {10:5} And when you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall take their journey. {10:6} And when you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys. {10:7} But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm. {10:8} And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and they shall be to you for a statute for ever throughout your generations. {10:9} And when you go to war in your land against the adversary that oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets; and you shall be remembered before Yahweh your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies. {10:10} Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your Moons, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt-offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God: I am Yahweh your God.     {10:11} And it came to pass in the second year, in the second Moon [Ziv], on the twentieth day of the Moon [ziv], that the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony. {10:12} And the children of Israel set forward according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud abode in the wilderness of Paran. {10:13} And they first took their journey according to the commandment of Yahweh by Moses. {10:14} And in the first [place] the standard of the camp of the children of Judah set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab. {10:15} And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethanel the son of Zuar. {10:16} And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon. {10:17} And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who bare the tabernacle, set forward. {10:18} And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur. {10:19} And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. {10:20} And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.     {10:21} And the Kohasites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and [the others] did set up the tabernacle against their coming. {10:22} And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud. {10:23} And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. {10:24} And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.     {10:25} And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan, which was the rearward of all the camps, set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. {10:26} And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ochran. {10:27} And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan. {10:28} Thus were the nomadic travels of the children of Israel according to their hosts; and they set forward.     {10:29} And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, We are journeying unto the place of which Yahweh said, I will give it you: come you with us, and we will do you good; for Yahweh has spoken good concerning Israel. {10:30} And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. {10:31} And he said, Leave us not, I pray you; forasmuch as you know how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and you shall be to us instead of eyes. {10:32} And it shall be, if you go with us, behold, it shall be, that what good so ever Yahweh shall do unto us, the same will we do unto you.     {10:33} And they set forward from the mount of Yahweh three days' journey; and the ark of the covenant of Yahweh went before them three days' journey, to seek out a resting-place for them. {10:34} And the cloud of Yahweh was over them by day, when they set forward from the camp. {10:35} And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, O Yahweh, and let your enemies be scattered; and let them that hate you flee before you. {10:36} And when it rested, he said, Return, O Yahweh, unto the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel.

   {O4)11} Numbers 11.    {11:1} And the people were as complainers, [speaking] evil in the ears of Yahweh: and when Yahweh heard it, his anger was kindled; and the fire of Yahweh burnt among them, and devoured in the uttermost part of the camp. {11:2} And the people cried unto Moses; and Moses prayed unto Yahweh, and the fire abated. {11:3} And the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of Yahweh burnt among them.     {11:4} And the mixed multitude that was among them lusted exceedingly: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? {11:5} We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic: {11:6} but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all save this manna to look upon. {11:7} And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance of it as the appearance of bdellium. {11:8} The people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and boiled it in pots, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil. {11:9} And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it. {11:10} And Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, every man at the door of his tent: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled greatly; and Moses was displeased. {11:11} And Moses said unto Yahweh, Therefore have you dealt ill with your servant? and Therefore have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people upon me? {11:12} Have I conceived all this people? have I brought them forth, that you should say unto me, Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing-father carries the sucking child, unto the land which you swear unto their fathers? {11:13} Where should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh that we may eat. {11:14} I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me. {11:15} And if you deal thus with me, kill me, I pray you, out of hand, if I have found favor in your sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.     {11:16} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you. {11:17} And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the Spirit which is upon you, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you bear it not yourself alone. {11:18} And say you unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, and you shall eat flesh; for you have wept in the ears of Yahweh, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore Yahweh will give you flesh, and you shall eat. {11:19} you shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days, {11:20} but a whole Moon, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you; because that you have rejected Yahweh who is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt? {11:21} And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and you have said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole Moon. {11:22} shall flocks and herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them? {11:23} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Is Yahweh's hand waxed short? now shall you see whether my word shall come to pass unto you or not.     {11:24} And Moses went out, and told the people the words of Yahweh: and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the Tent. {11:25} And Yahweh came down in the cloud, and spoke unto him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.     {11:26} But there remained two men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but had not gone out unto the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp. {11:27} And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. {11:28} And Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. {11:29} And Moses said unto him, are you jealous for my sake? would that all Yahweh's people were prophets, that Yahweh would put his Spirit upon them! {11:30} And Moses got him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.     {11:31} And there went forth a wind from Yahweh, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day's journey on this side, and a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the face of the earth. {11:32} And the people rose up all that day, and all the night, and all the next day, and gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp. {11:33} While the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the anger of Yahweh was kindled against the people, and Yahweh smote the people with a very great plague. {11:34} And the name of that place was called Kibrothhattaavah, because there they buried the people that lusted. {11:35} From Kibrothhattaavah the people journeyed unto Hazeroth; and they abode at Hazeroth.

   {O4)12} Numbers 12.    {12:1} And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman. {12:2} And they said, Has Yahweh indeed spoken only with Moses? has he not spoken also with us? And Yahweh heard it. {12:3} Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth.     {12:4} And Yahweh spoke suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out you three unto the tent of meeting. And they three came out. {12:5} And Yahweh came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forth. {12:6} And he said, Hear now my words: if there be a prophet among you, I Yahweh will make myself known unto him in a vision, I will speak with him in a dream. {12:7} My servant Moses is not so; he is faithful in all my house: {12:8} with him will I speak mouth to mouth, even manifestly, and not in dark speeches; and the form of Yahweh shall he behold: Therefore then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?     {12:9} And the anger of Yahweh was kindled against them; and he departed. {12:10} And the cloud removed from over the Tent; and, behold, Miriam was leprous, as [white as] snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. {12:11} And Aaron said unto Moses, Oh, my lord, lay not, I pray you, sin upon us, for that we have done foolishly, and for that we have sinned. {12:12} Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother's womb. {12:13} And Moses cried unto Yahweh, saying, Heal her, O God, I ask you. {12:14} And Yahweh said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut up outside the camp seven days, and after that she shall be brought in again. {12:15} And Miriam was shut up outside the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.     {12:16} And afterward the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Paran.

     {O4)13} Numbers 13.  {13:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {13:2} Send you men that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall you send a man, every one a prince among them. {13:3} And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the commandment of Yahweh: all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel. {13:4} And these were their names: Of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur. {13:5} Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori. {13:6} Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. {13:7} Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph. {13:8} Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun. {13:9} Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu. {13:10} Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi. {13:11} Of the tribe of Joseph, [namely], of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. {13:12} Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli. {13:13} Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael. {13:14} Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi. {13:15} Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi. {13:16} These are the names of the men that Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.     {13:17} And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way by the South, and go up into the hill-country: {13:18} and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many; {13:19} and what the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad; and what cities they are that they dwell in, whether in camps, or in strongholds; {13:20} and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is wood therein, or not. And be you of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first-ripe grapes.     {13:21} So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath. {13:22} And they went up by the South, and came unto Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) {13:23} And they came unto the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it upon a staff between two; [they brought] also of the pomegranates, and of the figs. {13:24} That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the children of Israel cut down from there.     {13:25} And they returned from spying out the land at the end of forty days. {13:26} And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. {13:27} And they told him, and said, We came unto the land where you sent us; and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. {13:28} Howbeit the people that dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, [and] very great: and we also saw the children of Anak there. {13:29} Amalek dwells in the land of the South: and the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in the hill-country; and the Canaanite dwells by the sea, and along by the side of the Jordan.     {13:30} And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. {13:31} But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. {13:32} And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up the inhabitants there; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature. {13:33} And there we saw the Nehalem, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nehalem: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

   {O4)14} Numbers 14.    {14:1} And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. {14:2} And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would that we had died in this wilderness! {14:3} And Therefore does Yahweh bring us unto this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be a prey: were it not better for us to return into Egypt?     {14:4} And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt. {14:5} Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. {14:6} And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of them that spied out the land, rent their clothes: {14:7} and they spoke unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceeding good land. {14:8} If Yahweh delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it unto us; a land which flows with milk and honey. {14:9} Only rebel not against Yahweh, neither fear you the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is removed from over them, and Yahweh is with us: fear them not. {14:10} But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of Yahweh appeared in the tent of meeting unto all the children of Israel.     {14:11} And Yahweh said unto Moses, How long will this people despise me? and how long will they not believe in me, for all the signs which I have wrought among them? {14:12} I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.     {14:13} And Moses said unto Yahweh, Then the Egyptians will hear it; for you brought up this people in your might from among them; {14:14} and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you Yahweh are in the midst of this people; for you Yahweh are seen face to face, and your cloud stands over them, and you go before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night. {14:15} Now if you shall kill this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying, {14:16} Because Yahweh was not able to bring this people into the land which he swore unto them, therefore he has slain them in the wilderness. {14:17} And now, I pray you, let the power of the Lord be great, according as you have spoken, saying, {14:18} Yahweh is slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, forgiving works without law and transgression of the law; and that will by no means clear [the guilty], visiting the works without law of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation. {14:19} Pardon, I pray you, the works without law of this people according unto the greatness of your loving kindness, and according as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.     {14:20} And Yahweh said, I have pardoned according to your word: {14:21} but in very deed, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of Yahweh; {14:22} because all those men that have seen my glory, and my signs, which I wrought in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have tempted me these ten times, and have not heard to my voice; {14:23} surely they shall not see the land which I swore unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that despised me see it: {14:24} but my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed me fully, him will I bring into the land where into he went; and his seed shall possess it. {14:25} Now the Malecite and the Canaanite dwell in the valley: to-morrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.     {14:26} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, {14:27} How long [shall I bear] with this evil congregation, that murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. {14:28} Say unto them, As I live, said Yahweh, surely as you have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: {14:29} your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, that have murmured against me, {14:30} surely you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore that I would make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. {14:31} But your little ones, that you said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which you have rejected. {14:32} But as for you, your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness. {14:33} And your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your whoredoms, until your dead bodies be consumed in the wilderness. {14:34} After the number of the days in which you spied out the land, even forty days, for every day a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you shall know my alienation. {14:35} I, Yahweh, have spoken, surely this will I do unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.     {14:36} And the men, whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report against the land, {14:37} even those men that did bring up an evil report of the land, died by the plague before Yahweh. {14:38} But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, remained alive of those men that went to spy out the land.     {14:39} And Moses told these words unto all the children of Israel: and the people grieved greatly. {14:40} And they rose up early in the morning, and got them up to the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we are here, and will go up unto the place which Yahweh has promised: for we have sinned. {14:41} And Moses said, Therefore now do you transgress the commandment of Yahweh, seeing it shall not prosper? {14:42} Go not up, for Yahweh is not among you; that you be not smitten down before your enemies. {14:43} For there the Amalekite and the Canaanite are before you, and you shall fall by the sword: because you are turned back from following Yahweh, therefore Yahweh will not be with you. {14:44} But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and Moses, departed not out of the camp. {14:45} Then the Amalekite came down, and the Canaanite who dwelt in that mountain, and smote them and beat them down, even unto Hormah.

   {O4)15} Numbers  15.    {15:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {15:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you are come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you, {15:3} and will make an offering by fire unto Yahweh, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or as a freewill-offering, or in your set feasts, to make a sweet savor unto Yahweh, of the herd, or of the flock; {15:4} then shall he that offers his oblation offer unto Yahweh a meal-offering of a tenth part [of an ephah] of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of oil: {15:5} and wine for the drink-offering, the fourth part of a hin, shall you prepare with the burnt-offering, or for the sacrifice, for each lamb. {15:6} Or for a ram, you shall prepare for a meal-offering two tenth parts [of an ephah] of fine flour mingled with the third part of a hin of oil: {15:7} and for the drink-offering you shall offer the third part of a hin of wine, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh. {15:8} And when you prepare a bullock for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or for peace-offerings unto Yahweh; {15:9} then shall he offer with the bullock a meal-offering of three tenth parts [of an ephah] of fine flour mingled with half a hin of oil: {15:10} and you shall offer for the drink-offering half a hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh.     {15:11} Thus shall it be done for each bullock, or for each ram, or for each of the he-lambs, or of the kids. {15:12} According to the number that you shall prepare, so shall you do to every one according to their number. {15:13} All that are home-born shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh. {15:14} And if a stranger sojourn with you, or anyone who may be among you throughout your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh; as you do, so he shall do. {15:15} For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you, and for the stranger that sojourns [with you], a statute for ever throughout your generations: as you are, so shall the alien be before Yahweh. {15:16} One law and one ordinance shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourns with you.     {15:17} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {15:18} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land where I bring you, {15:19} then it shall be, that, when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall offer up a heave-offering unto Yahweh. {15:20} Of the first of your dough you shall offer up a cake for a heave-offering: as the heave-offering of the threshing-floor, so shall you heave it. {15:21} Of the first of your dough you shall give unto Yahweh a heave-offering throughout your generations.     {15:22} And when you shall err, and not observe all these commandments, which Yahweh has spoken unto Moses, {15:23} even all that Yahweh has commanded you by Moses, from the day that Yahweh gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations; {15:24} then it shall be, if it be done unwittingly, outside the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt-offering, for a sweet savor unto Yahweh, with the meal-offering there, and the drink-offering there, according to the ordinance, and one he-goat for a sin-offering. {15:25} And the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and they shall be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their oblation, an offering made by fire unto Yahweh, and their sin-offering before Yahweh, for their error: {15:26} and all the congregation of the children of Israel shall be forgiven, and the stranger that sojourns among them; for in respect of all the people it was done unwittingly.     {15:27} And if one person sin unwittingly, then he shall offer a she-goat a year old for a sin-offering. {15:28} And the priest shall make atonement for the soul that sins, when he sins unwittingly, before Yahweh, to make atonement for him; and he shall be forgiven. {15:29} you shall have one law for him that does anything unwittingly, for him that is home-born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourns among them. {15:30} But the soul that does anything with a high hand, whether he be home-born or a alien, the same blasphemes Yahweh; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. {15:31} Because he has despised the word of Yahweh, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his works without law shall be upon him.     {15:32} And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the Sabbath day. {15:33} And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. {15:34} And they put him in ward, because it had not been declared what should be done to him. {15:35} And Yahweh said unto Moses, The man shall surely be put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp. {15:36} And all the congregation brought him outside the camp, and stoned him to death with stones; as Yahweh commanded Moses.     {15:37} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {15:38} Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of each border a cord of blue: {15:39} and it shall be unto you for a fringe, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of Yahweh, and do them; and that you follow not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to play the whore; {15:40} that you may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. {15:41} I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am Yahweh your God.

   {O4)16} Numbers 16.    {16:1} Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohas, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took [men]: {16:2} and they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the congregation, called to the assembly, men of renown; {16:3} and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, you take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and Yahweh is among them: Therefore then lift you up yourselves above the assembly of Yahweh?     {16:4} And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face: {16:5} and he spoke unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, In the morning Yahweh will show who are his, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he shall choose will he cause to come near unto him. {16:6} This do: take you censers, Korah, and all his company; {16:7} and put fire in them, and put incense upon them before Yahweh to-morrow: and it shall be that the man whom Yahweh does choose, he [shall be] holy: you take too much upon you, you sons of Levi. {16:8} And Moses said unto Korah, Hear now, you sons of Levi: {16:9} [seems it but] a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of Yahweh, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them; {16:10} and that he has brought you near, and all your brethren the sons of Levi with you? and seek you the priesthood also? {16:11} Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against Yahweh: and Aaron, what is he that you murmur against him?     {16:12} And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, We will not come up: {16:13} is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but you must needs make yourself also a prince over us? {16:14} Also, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: will you put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.     {16:15} And Moses was very wroth, and said unto Yahweh, Respect not you their offering: I have not taken one donkey from them, neither have I hurt one of them. {16:16} And Moses said unto Korah, Be you and all your company before Yahweh, you, and they, and Aaron, to-morrow: {16:17} and take you every man his censer, and put incense upon them, and bring you before Yahweh every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each his censer. {16:18} And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood at the door of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron. {16:19} And Korah assembled all the congregation against them unto the door of the tent of meeting: and the glory of Yahweh appeared unto all the congregation.     {16:20} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, {16:21} Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. {16:22} And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and will you be wroth with all the congregation? {16:23} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {16:24} Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.     {16:25} And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him. {16:26} And he spoke unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins. {16:27} So they got them up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little ones. {16:28} And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that Yahweh has sent me to do all these works; for [I have] not [done them] of mine own mind. {16:29} If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then Yahweh has not sent me. {16:30} But if Yahweh make a new thing, and the ground open its mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down alive into Sheol; then you shall understand that these men have despised Yahweh.     {16:31} And it came to pass, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them; {16:32} and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. {16:33} So they, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into Sheol: and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the assembly. {16:34} And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up. {16:35} And fire came forth from Yahweh, and devoured the two hundred and fifty men that offered the incense.     {16:36} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {16:37} Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter you the fire yonder; for they are holy, {16:38} even the censers of these sinners against their own lives; and let them be made beaten plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before Yahweh; therefore they are holy; and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. {16:39} And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers, which they that were burnt had offered; and they beat them out for a covering of the altar, {16:40} to be a memorial unto the children of Israel, to the end that no stranger, that is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to burn incense before Yahweh; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as Yahweh spoke unto him by Moses.     {16:41} But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, you have killed the people of Yahweh. {16:42} And it came to pass, when the congregation was assembled against Moses and against Aaron that they looked toward the tent of meeting: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of Yahweh appeared. {16:43} And Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting. {16:44} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {16:45} Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces. {16:46} And Moses said unto Aaron, Take they censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and lay incense thereon, and carry it quickly unto the congregation, and make atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from Yahweh; the plague is begun. {16:47} And Aaron took as Moses spoke, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on the incense, and made atonement for the people. {16:48} And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed. {16:49} Now they that died by the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, besides them that died about the matter of Korah. {16:50} And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tent of meeting: and the plague was stayed.

   {O4)17} Numbers 17.     {17:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {17:2} Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of them rods, one for each fathers' house, of all their princes according to their fathers' houses, twelve rods: write you every man's name upon his rod. {17:3} And you shall write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers' houses. {17:4} And you shall lay them up in the tent of meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you. {17:5} And it shall come to pass, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you. {17:6} And Moses spoke unto the children of Israel; and all their princes gave him rods, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods. {17:7} And Moses laid up the rods before Yahweh in the tent of the testimony.     {17:8} And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and produced blossoms, and bare ripe almonds. {17:9} And Moses brought out all the rods from before Yahweh unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod. {17:10} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the children of rebellion; that you may make an end of their murmurings against me, that they die not. {17:11} Thus did Moses: as Yahweh commanded him, so did he.     {17:12} And the children of Israel spoke unto Moses, saying, Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone. {17:13} Every one that comes near, that comes near unto the tabernacle of Yahweh, dies: shall we perish all of us?

   {O4)18} Numbers 18.    {18:1} And Yahweh said unto Aaron, you and your sons and your fathers' house with you shall bear the works without law of the sanctuary; and you and your sons with you shall bear the works without law of your priesthood. {18:2} And your brethren also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring you near with you, that they may be joined unto you, and minister unto you: but you and your sons with you shall be before the tent of the testimony. {18:3} And they shall keep your charge, and the charge of all the Tent: only they shall not come near unto the vessels of the sanctuary and unto the altar that they die not, neither they, nor you. {18:4} And they shall be joined unto you, and keep the charge of the tent of meeting, for all the service of the Tent: and a stranger shall not come near unto you. {18:5} And you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar; that there be wrath no more upon the children of Israel. {18:6} And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are a gift, given unto Yahweh, to do the service of the tent of meeting. {18:7} And you and your sons with you shall keep your priesthood for everything of the altar, and for that within the veil; and you shall serve: I give you the priesthood as a service of gift: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.     {18:8} And Yahweh spoke unto Aaron, And I, behold, I have given you the charge of my heave-offerings, even all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto you have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to your sons, as a portion for ever. {18:9} This shall be your of the most holy things, [reserved] from the fire: every oblation of theirs, even every meal-offering of theirs, and every sin-offering of theirs, and every trespass-offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons. {18:10} As the most holy things shall you eat there; every male shall eat there: it shall be holy unto you. {18:11} And this is your: the heave-offering of their gift, even all the wave-offerings of the children of Israel; I have given them unto you, and to your sons and to your daughters with you, as a portion for ever; every one that is clean in your house shall eat there. {18:12} All the best of the oil, and all the best of the vintage, and of the grain, the first-fruits of them which they give unto Yahweh, to you have I given them. {18:13} The first-ripe fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring unto Yahweh, shall be your; every one that is clean in your house shall eat there. {18:14} Everything devoted in Israel shall be your. {18:15} Everything that opens the womb, of all flesh which they offer unto Yahweh, both of man and beast shall be your: nevertheless the first-born of man shall you surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shall you redeem. {18:16} And those that are to be redeemed of them from a Moon old shall you redeem, according to your estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary (the same is twenty gerahs). {18:17} But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, you shall not redeem; they are holy: you shall sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shall burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savor unto Yahweh. {18:18} And the flesh of them shall be your, as the wave-breast and as the right thigh, it shall be your. {18:19} All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto Yahweh, have I given you, and your sons and your daughters with you, as a portion for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before Yahweh unto you and to your seed with you. {18:20} And Yahweh said unto Aaron, you shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion among them: I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel.     {18:21} And unto the children of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they serve, even the service of the tent of meeting. {18:22} And from here on the children of Israel shall not come near the tent of meeting, lest they bear sin, and die. {18:23} But the Levites shall do the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their works without law: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations; and among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance. {18:24} For the tithe of the children of Israel, which they offer as a heave-offering unto Yahweh, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.     {18:25} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {18:26} Again, you shall speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When you take of the children of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up a heave-offering of it for Yahweh, a tithe of the tithe. {18:27} And your heave-offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the grain of the threshing-floor, and as the fullness of the winepress. {18:28} Thus you also shall offer a heave-offering unto Yahweh of all your tithes, which you receive of the children of Israel; and of it you shall give Yahweh's heave-offering to Aaron the priest. {18:29} Out of all your gifts you shall offer every heave-offering of Yahweh, of all the best there, even the hallowed part of it out of it. {18:30} Therefore you shall say unto them, When you heave the best of it from it, then it shall be reckoned unto the Levites as the increase of the threshing-floor, and as the increase of the wine-press. {18:31} And you shall eat it in every place, you and your households: for it is your reward in return for your service in the tent of meeting. {18:32} And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it the best there: and you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that you die not.      

   {O4)19} Numbers 19.    {19:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, {19:2} This is the statute of the law which Yahweh has commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer outside spot, wherein is no blemish, [and] upon which never came yoke. {19:3} And you shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her forth outside the camp, and one shall slay her before his face: {19:4} and Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle her blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times. {19:5} And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn: {19:6} and the priest shall take cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer. {19:7} Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even. {19:8} And he that burns her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even. {19:9} And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up outside the camp in a clean place; and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water for impurity: it is a sin-offering. {19:10} And he that gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourns among them, for a statute for ever.     {19:11} He that touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days: {19:12} the same shall purify himself with on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean. {19:13} Anyone who touches a dead person, the body of a man that has died, and purifies not himself, defiles the tabernacle of Yahweh; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water for impurity was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.     {19:14} This is the law when a man dies in a tent: every one that comes into the tent, and every one that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. {19:15} And every open vessel, which has no covering bound upon it, is unclean. {19:16} And anyone who in the open field touches one that is slain with a sword, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. {19:17} And for the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the sin-offering; and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel: {19:18} and a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched the bone, or the slain, or the dead, or the grave: {19:19} and the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify him; and he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.     {19:20} But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from the midst of the congregation, because he has defiled the sanctuary of Yahweh: the water for impurity has not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. {19:21} And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them: and he that sprinkles the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and he that touches the water for impurity shall be unclean until even. {19:22} And what ever the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the soul that touches it shall be unclean until even.

   {O4)20} Numbers 20.    {20:1} And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first Moon [Abib]: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. {20:2} And there was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. {20:3} And the people strove with Moses, and spoke, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Yahweh! {20:4} And why have you brought the assembly of Yahweh into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our beasts? {20:5} And Therefore have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.  {20:6} And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the congregation unto the door of the tent of meeting, and fell upon their faces: and the glory of Yahweh appeared unto them. {20:7} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {20:8} Take the rod, and call an Ekklesia of the congregation, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak you unto the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and you shall bring forth to them water out of the rock; so you shall give the congregation and their cattle drink. {20:9} And Moses took the rod from before Yahweh, as he commanded him.     {20:10} And Moses and Aaron held an Ekklesia of the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, you rebels; shall we bring you forth water out of this rock? {20:11} And Moses lifted up his hand, and smote the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle. {20:12} And Yahweh said unto Moses and Aaron, Because you believed not in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them. {20:13} These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Yahweh, and he was sanctified in them.     {20:14} And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus said your brother Israel, you know all the travail that has befallen us: {20:15} how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers: {20:16} and when we cried unto Yahweh, he heard our voice, and sent an messenger, and brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of your border. {20:17} Let us pass, I pray you, through your land: we will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go along the king's highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed your border. {20:18} And Edom said unto him, you shall not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against you. {20:19} And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of your water, I and my cattle, then will I give the price there: let me only, outside [doing] anything [else], pass through on my feet. {20:20} And he said, you shall not pass through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand. {20:21} Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: Therefore Israel turned away from him.     {20:22} And they journeyed from Kadesh: and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came unto mount Hor. {20:23} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, saying, {20:24} Aaron shall be gathered unto his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because you rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah. {20:25} Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor; {20:26} and strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered [unto his people], and shall die there. {20:27} And Moses did as Yahweh commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. {20:28} And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. {20:29} And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

    {O4)21} Numbers 21.   {21:1} And the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the South, heard tell that Israel came by the way of Atharim; and he fought against Israel, and took some of them captive. {21:2} And Israel vowed a vow unto Yahweh, and said, If you will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities. {21:3} And Yahweh heard the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and the name of the place was called Hormah.     {21:4} And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. {21:5} And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Therefore have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, and there is no water; and our soul disgusts this light bread. {21:6} And Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. {21:7} And the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, because we have spoken against Yahweh, and against you; pray unto Yahweh, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. {21:8} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Make you a fiery serpent, and set it upon a standard: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he sees it, shall live. {21:9} And Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it upon the standard: and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked unto the serpent of brass, he lived.     {21:10} And the children of Israel journeyed, and encamped in Oboth. {21:11} And they journeyed from Oboth, and encamped at Ibeholdbarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sun rising. {21:12} From there they journeyed, and encamped in the valley of Zered. {21:13} From there they journeyed, and encamped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness, that comes out of the border of the Amorites: for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. {21:14} Therefore it is said in the book of the Wars of Yahweh, Vaheb in Suphah, And the valleys of the Arnon, {21:15} And the slope of the valleys That inclines toward the dwelling of Ar, And leans upon the border of Moab.     {21:16} And from there [they journeyed] to Beer: that is the well where Yahweh said unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.     {21:17} Then sang Israel this song: Spring up, O well; sing you unto it: {21:18} The well, which the princes dug, Which the nobles of the people delved, With the Scepter, [and] with their staves.     And from the wilderness [they journeyed] to Mattanah; {21:19} and from Mattanah to Nahaliel; and from Nahaliel to Bamoth; {21:20} and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the field of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks down upon the desert.     {21:21} And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, {21:22} Let me pass through your land: we will not turn aside into field, or into vineyard; we will not drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's highway, until we have passed your border. {21:23} And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness, and came to Jahaz; and he fought against Israel. {21:24} And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from the Arnon unto the Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. {21:25} And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the towns there. {21:26} For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto the Arnon. {21:27} Therefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come you to Heshbon; Let the city of Sihon be built and established: {21:28} For a fire is gone out of Heshbon, A flame from the city of Sihon: It has devoured Ar of Moab, The lords of the high places of the Arnon. {21:29} A curse to you, Moab! you are undone, O people of Chemosh: He has given his sons as fugitives, And his daughters into captivity, Unto Sihon king of the Amorites. {21:30} We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, And we have laid waste even unto Nophah, Which [reaches] unto Medeba.     {21:31} Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. {21:32} And Moses sent to spy out Jazer; and they took the towns there, and drove out the Amorites that were there.     {21:33} And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei. {21:34} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into your hand, and all his people, and his land; and you shall do to him as you did unto Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon. {21:35} So they smote him, and his sons and all his people, until there was none left him remaining: and they possessed his land.

   {O4)22} Numbers.    {22:1} And the children of Israel journeyed, and encamped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho.     {22:2} And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. {22:3} And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel. {22:4} And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now will this multitude lick up all that is round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time. {22:5} And he sent messengers unto Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the River, to the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me. {22:6} Come now therefore, I pray you, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: perhaps I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.     {22:7} And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spoke unto him the words of Balak. {22:8} And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as Yahweh shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam. {22:9} And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with you? {22:10} And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent unto me, [saying], {22:11} Behold, the people that is come out of Egypt, it covers the face of the earth: now, come curse me them; perhaps I shall be able to fight against them, and shall drive them out. {22:12} And God said unto Balaam, you shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people; for they are blessed. {22:13} And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land; for Yahweh refuses to give me leave to go with you. {22:14} And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuses to come with us.     {22:15} And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they. {22:16} And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus said Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray you, hinder you from coming unto me: {22:17} for I will promote you unto very great honor, and what ever you say unto me I will do: come therefore, I pray you, curse me this people. {22:18} And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of Yahweh my God, to do less or more. {22:19} Now therefore, I pray you, tarry you also here this night, that I may know what Yahweh will speak unto me more. {22:20} And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men are come to call you, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak unto you, that shall you do.     {22:21} And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. {22:22} And God's anger was kindled because he went; and the messenger of Yahweh placed himself in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him. {22:23} And the donkey saw the messenger of Yahweh standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and the donkey turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way. {22:24} Then the messenger of Yahweh stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. {22:25} And the donkey saw the messenger of Yahweh, and she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again. {22:26} And the messenger of Yahweh went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. {22:27} And the donkey saw the messenger of Yahweh, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the donkey with his staff. {22:28} And Yahweh opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto you, that you have smitten me these three times? {22:29} And Balaam said unto the ass, Because you have mocked me, I would there were a sword in my hand, for now I had killed you. {22:30} And the donkey said unto Balaam, Am not I your ass, upon which you have ridden all your life long unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto you? and he said, No.     {22:31} Then Yahweh opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the messenger of Yahweh standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face. {22:32} And the messenger of Yahweh said unto him, Therefore have you smitten your donkey these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary, because your way is perverse before me: {22:33} and the donkey saw me, and turned aside before me these three times: unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I had even slain you, and saved her alive. {22:34} And Balaam said unto the messenger of Yahweh, I have sinned; for I knew not that you stood in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease you, I will get me back again. {22:35} And the messenger of Yahweh said unto Balaam, Go with the men; but only the word that I shall speak unto you, that you shall speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.     {22:36} And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him unto the City of Moab, which is on the border of the Arnon, which is in the utmost part of the border. {22:37} And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto you to call you? Therefore came you not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote you to honor? {22:38} And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto you: have I now any power at all to speak anything? the word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak. {22:39} And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kiriath-huzoth. {22:40} And Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.     {22:41} And it came to pass in the morning, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal; and he saw from there the utmost part of the people.   

    {O4)23} Numbers 23.    {23:1} And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. {23:2} And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. {23:3} And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by your burnt-offering, and I will go: perhaps Yahweh will come to meet me; and what ever he shows me I will tell you. And he went to a bare height. {23:4} And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar. {23:5} And Yahweh put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus you shall speak. {23:6} And he returned unto him, and, lo, he was standing by his burnt-offering, he, and all the princes of Moab. {23:7} And he took up his parable, and said, From Aram has Balak brought me, The king of Moab from the mountains of the East: Come, curse me Jacob, And come, defy Israel. {23:8} How shall I A curse, whom God has not cursed? And how shall I defy, whom Yahweh has not defied? {23:9} For from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him:    Lo, it is a people that dwells alone, And shall not be reckoned among the nations. {23:10} Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the lawful worker, And let my last end be like his! {23:11} And Balak said unto Balaam, What have you done unto me? I took you to curse mine enemies, and, behold, you have blessed them altogether. {23:12} And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Yahweh puts in my mouth?     {23:13} And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray you, with me unto another place, from where you may see them; you shall see but the utmost part of them, and shall not see them all: and curse me them from there. {23:14} And he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar. {23:15} And he said unto Balak, Stand here by your burnt-offering, while I meet [Yahweh] yonder. {23:16} And Yahweh met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus shall you speak. {23:17} And he came to him, and, lo, he was standing by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What has Yahweh spoken? {23:18} And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; Hear unto me, you son of Zippor: {23:19} God is not a man, that he should lie, Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good? {23:20} Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: And he has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. {23:21} He has not beheld works without law in Jacob; Neither has he seen perverseness in Israel: Yahweh his God is with him, And the shout of a king is among them. {23:22} God brings them forth out of Egypt; He has as it were the strength of the wild-ox. {23:23} Surely there is no enchantment with Jacob; Neither is there any divination with Israel: Now shall it be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God wrought! {23:24} Behold, the people rises up as a lioness, And as a lion does he lift himself up: He shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, And drink the blood of the slain.     {23:25} And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all. {23:26} But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I you, saying, All that Yahweh speak, that I must do? {23:27} And Balak said unto Balaam, Come now, I will take you unto another place; perhaps it will please God that you may curse me them from there. {23:28} And Balak took Balaam unto the top of Peor that looks down upon the desert. {23:29} And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. {23:30} And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.

   {O4)24} Numbers 24.    {24:1} And when Balaam saw that it pleased Yahweh to bless Israel, he went not, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness. {24:2} And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes; and the Spirit of God came upon him. {24:3} And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor said, And the man whose eye was closed said; {24:4} He said, who hears the words of God, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open: {24:5} How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, Your tabernacles, O Israel! {24:6} As valleys are they spread forth, As gardens by the river-side, As lign-aloes which Yahweh has planted, As cedar-trees beside the waters. {24:7} Water shall flow from his buckets, And his seed shall be in many waters, And his king shall be higher than Agag, And his kingdom shall be exalted. {24:8} God brings him forth out of Egypt; He has as it were the strength of the wild-ox: He shall eat up the nations his adversaries, And shall break their bones in pieces, And smite [them] through with his arrows. {24:9} He couched, he lay down as a lion, And as a lioness; that shall rouse him up? Blessed be every one that blesses you, And cursed be every one that curses you.     {24:10} And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together; and Balak said unto Balaam, I called you to curse mine enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times. {24:11} Therefore now flee you to your place: I thought to promote you unto great honor; but, lo, Yahweh has kept you back from honor. {24:12} And Balaam said unto Balak, Spoke I not also to your messengers that you sent unto me, saying, {24:13} If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of Yahweh, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; what Yahweh speak, that will I speak? {24:14} And now, behold, I go unto my people: come, [and] I will advertise you what this people shall do to your people in the latter days. {24:15} And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor said, And the man whose eye was closed said; {24:16} He said, who hears the words of God, And knows the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open: {24:17} I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: There shall come forth a star out of Jacob, And a Scepter shall rise out of Israel, And shall smite through the corners of Moab, And break down all the sons of tumult. {24:18} And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession, [who were] his enemies; While Israel does valiantly. {24:19} And out of Jacob shall one have dominion, And shall destroy the remnant from the city.     {24:20} And he looked on Amalek, and took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; But his latter end shall come to destruction.     {24:21} And he looked on the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is your dwelling-place, And your nest is set in the rock. {24:22} Nevertheless Kain shall be wasted, Until Asshur shall carry you away captive.     {24:23} And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God do his? {24:24} But ships [shall come] from the coast of Kittim, And they shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber; And he also shall come to destruction.     {24:25} And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place; and Balak also went his way.

    {O4)25} Numbers 25.    {25:1} And Israel abode in Shittim; and the people began to play the whore with the daughters of Moab: {25:2} for they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods; and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. {25:3} And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Israel. {25:4} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them up unto Yahweh before the sun, that the fierce anger of Yahweh may turn away from Israel. {25:5} And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay you every one his men that have joined themselves unto Baal-peor.     {25:6} And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, while they were weeping at the door of the tent of meeting. {25:7} And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from the midst of the congregation, and took a spear in his hand; {25:8} and he went after the man of Israel into the pavilion, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. {25:9} And those that died by the plague were twenty and four thousand.     {25:10} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {25:11} Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. {25:12} Therefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: {25:13} and it shall be unto him, and to his seed after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.     {25:14} Now the name of the man of Israel that was slain, who was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a fathers' house among the Simeonites. {25:15} And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head of the people of a fathers' house in Midian.     {25:16} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {25:17} Vex the Midianites, and smite them; {25:18} for they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague in the matter of Peor.

    {O4)26} Numbers 26.    {26:1} And it came to pass after the plague, that Yahweh spoke unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying, {26:2} Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers' houses, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel. {26:3} And Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, {26:4} [Take the sum of the people], from twenty years old and upward; as Yahweh commanded Moses and the children of Israel, that came forth out of the land of Egypt.     {26:5} Reuben, the first-born of Israel; the sons of Reuben: [of] Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites; {26:6} of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. {26:7} These are the families of the Reubenites; and they that were numbered of them were forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty. {26:8} And the sons of Pallu: Eliab. {26:9} And the sons of Eliab: Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. These are that Dathan and Abiram, who were called of the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against Yahweh, {26:10} and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died; what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men, and they became a sign. {26:11} Notwithstanding, the sons of Korah died not.     {26:12} The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites; {26:13} of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. {26:14} These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.     {26:15} The sons of Gad after their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites; {26:16} of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites; {26:17} of Arod, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites. {26:18} These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred.     {26:19} The sons of Judah: Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. {26:20} And the sons of Judah after their families were: of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Perezites; of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites. {26:21} And the sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. {26:22} These are the families of Judah according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.     {26:23} The sons of Issachar after their families: [of] Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the family of the Punites; {26:24} of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. {26:25} These are the families of Issachar according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred.     {26:26} The sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Seredites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. {26:27} These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and five hundred.     {26:28} The sons of Joseph after their families: Manasseh and Ephraim. {26:29} The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and Machir begot Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites. {26:30} These are the sons of Gilead: [of] Iezer, the family of the Iezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites; {26:31} and [of] Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; and [of] Shechem, the family of the Shechemites; {26:32} and [of] Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; and [of] Hepher, the family of the Hepherites. {26:33} And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. {26:34} These are the families of Manasseh; and they that were numbered of them were fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.     {26:35} These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites; of Becher, the family of the Becherites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites. {26:36} And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites. {26:37} These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families.     {26:38} The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites; {26:39} of Shephupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites. {26:40} And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: [of Ard], the family of the Ardites; of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. {26:41} These are the sons of Benjamin after their families; and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and six hundred.     {26:42} These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan after their families. {26:43} All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those that were numbered of them, were threescore and four thousand and four hundred.     {26:44} The sons of Asher after their families: of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Berites. {26:45} Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites. {26:46} And the name of the daughter of Asher was Serah. {26:47} These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those that were numbered of them, fifty and three thousand and four hundred.     {26:48} The sons of Naphtali after their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites; {26:49} of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites. {26:50} These are the families of Naphtali according to their families; and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and four hundred.     {26:51} These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.     {26:52} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {26:53} Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. {26:54} To the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: to every one according to those that were numbered of him shall his inheritance be given. {26:55} Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. {26:56} According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.     {26:57} And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohas, the family of the Kohasites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites. {26:58} These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korahites. And Kohas begot Amram. {26:59} And the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister. {26:60} And unto Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. {26:61} And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before Yahweh. {26:62} And they that were numbered of them were twenty and three thousand, every male from a Moon old and upward: for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.     {26:63} These are they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. {26:64} But among these there was not a man of them that were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. {26:65} For Yahweh had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

    {O4)27} Numbers 27.    {27:1} Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. {27:2} And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, at the door of the tent of meeting, saying, {27:3} Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not among the company of them that gathered themselves together against Yahweh in the company of Korah: but he died in his own sin; and he had no sons. {27:4} Why should the name of our father be taken away from among his family, because he had no son? Give unto us a possession among the brethren of our father. {27:5} And Moses brought their cause before Yahweh.     {27:6} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {27:7} The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: you shall surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren; and you shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them. {27:8} And you shall speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter. {27:9} And if he have no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance unto his brethren. {27:10} And if he have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren. {27:11} And if his father have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute [and] ordinance, as Yahweh commanded Moses.     {27:12} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Get you up into this mountain of Abarim, and behold the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. {27:13} And when you have seen it, you also shall be gathered unto your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered; {27:14} because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the waters before their eyes. (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.) {27:15} And Moses spoke unto Yahweh, saying, {27:16} Let Yahweh, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation, {27:17} who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in; that the congregation of Yahweh be not as sheep which have no shepherd. {27:18} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Take you Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand upon him; {27:19} and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight. {27:20} And you shall put of your honor upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may obey. {27:21} And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before Yahweh: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation. {27:22} And Moses did as Yahweh commanded him; and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation: {27:23} and he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as Yahweh spoke by Moses.

    {O4)28} Numbers 28.    {28:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {28:2} Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My oblation, my food for my offerings made by fire, of a sweet savor unto me, shall you observe to offer unto me in their due season. {28:3} And you shall say unto them, This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer unto Yahweh: he-lambs a year old outside blemish, two day by day, for a continual burnt-offering. {28:4} The one lamb shall you offer in the morning, and the other lamb shall you offer at even; {28:5} and the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil. {28:6} It is a continual burnt-offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Yahweh. {28:7} And the drink-offering of it shall be the fourth part of a hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shall you pour out a drink-offering of strong drink unto Yahweh. {28:8} And the other lamb shall you offer at even: as the meal-offering of the morning, and as the drink-offering there, you shall offer it, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh.     {28:9} And on the Sabbath day two he-lambs a year old outside blemish, and two tenth parts [of an ephah] of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, and the drink-offering there: {28:10} this is the burnt-offering of every Sabbath, besides the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering there.     {28:11} And in the beginnings of your Moons you shall offer a burnt-offering unto Yahweh: two young bullocks, and one ram, seven he-lambs a year old outside blemish; {28:12} and three tenth parts [of an ephah] of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, for each bullock; and two tenth parts of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, for the one ram; {28:13} and a tenth part of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering unto every lamb; for a burnt-offering of a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Yahweh. {28:14} And their drink-offerings shall be half a hin of wine for a bullock, and the third part of a hin for the ram, and the fourth part of a hin for a lamb: this is the burnt-offering of every Moon throughout the Moons of the year. {28:15} And one he-goat for a sin-offering unto Yahweh; it shall be offered besides the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering there.     {28:16} And in the first Moon [Abib], on the fourteenth day of the Moon, is Yahweh's Passover. {28:17} And on the fifteenth day of this Moon shall be a feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. {28:18} In the first day shall be a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work; {28:19} but you shall offer an offering made by fire, a burnt-offering unto Yahweh: two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven he-lambs a year old; they shall be unto you outside blemish; {28:20} and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil: three tenth parts shall you offer for a bullock, and two tenth parts for the ram; {28:21} a tenth part shall you offer for every lamb of the seven lambs; {28:22} and one he-goat for a sin-offering, to make atonement for you. {28:23} you shall offer these besides the burnt-offering of the morning, which is for a continual burnt-offering. {28:24} After this manner you shall offer daily, for seven days, the food of the offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh: it shall be offered besides the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering there. {28:25} And on the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work.     {28:26} Also in the day of the first-fruits, when you offer a new meal-offering unto Yahweh in your [feast of] The Solar Sevens [of Sabbaton], you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work; {28:27} but you shall offer a burnt-offering for a sweet savor unto Yahweh: two young bullocks, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old; {28:28} and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for each bullock, two tenth parts for the one ram, {28:29} a tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs; {28:30} one he-goat, to make atonement for you. {28:31} Besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering there, you shall offer them (they shall be unto you outside blemish), and their drink-offerings.

       {o4)29} Numbers 29.  {29:1} And in the seventh Moon, on the first day of the Moon, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing of trumpets unto you. {29:2} And you shall offer a burnt-offering for a sweet savor unto Yahweh: one young bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old outside blemish; {29:3} and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for the bullock, two tenth parts for the ram, {29:4} and one tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs; {29:5} and one he-goat for a sin-offering, to make atonement for you; {29:6} besides the burnt-offering of the new moon, and the meal-offering there, and the continual burnt-offering and the meal-offering there, and their drink-offerings, according unto their ordinance, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Yahweh.     {29:7} And on the tenth day of this seventh Moon you shall have a holy convocation; and you shall afflict your souls: you shall do no manner of work; {29:8} but you shall offer a burnt-offering unto Yahweh for a sweet savor: one young bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old; they shall be unto you outside blemish; {29:9} and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for the bullock, two tenth parts for the one ram, {29:10} a tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs: {29:11} one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the sin-offering of atonement, and the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering there, and their drink-offerings.     {29:12} And on the fifteenth day of the seventh Moon you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work, and you shall keep a feast unto Yahweh seven days: {29:13} and you shall offer a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh; thirteen young bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old; they shall be outside blemish; {29:14} and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth parts for each ram of the two rams, {29:15} and a tenth part for every lamb of the fourteen lambs; {29:16} and one he-goat for a sin-offering, besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering there, and the drink-offering there.     {29:17} And on the second day [you shall offer] twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old outside blemish; {29:18} and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; {29:19} and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering there, and their drink-offerings.     {29:20} And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old outside blemish; {29:21} and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; {29:22} and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering there, and the drink-offering there.     {29:23} And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old outside blemish; {29:24} their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; {29:25} and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering there, and the drink-offering there.     {29:26} And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old outside blemish; {29:27} and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; {29:28} and one he-goat for a sin-offering, besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering there, and the drink-offering there.     {29:29} And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old outside blemish; {29:30} and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; {29:31} and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering there, and the drink-offerings there.     {29:32} And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old outside blemish; {29:33} and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; {29:34} and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering there, and the drink-offering there.     {29:35} On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly: you shall do no servile work; {29:36} but you shall offer a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Yahweh: one bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old outside blemish; {29:37} their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the ordinance: {29:38} and one he-goat for a sin-offering, besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering there, and the drink-offering there.     {29:39} These you shall offer unto Yahweh in your set feasts, besides your vows, and your freewill-offerings, for your burnt-offerings, and for your meal-offerings, and for your drink-offerings, and for your peace-offerings. {29:40} And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses.   

     {o4)30} Numbers 30.    {30:1} And Moses spoke unto the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which Yahweh has commanded. {30:2} When a man vows a vow unto Yahweh, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth. {30:3} Also when a woman vows a vow unto Yahweh, and binds herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth, {30:4} and her father hears her vow, and her bond wherewith she has bound her soul, and her father holds his peace at her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she has bound her soul shall stand. {30:5} But if her father disallow her in the day that he hears, none of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she has bound her soul, shall stand: and Yahweh will forgive her, because her father disallowed her.     {30:6} And if she be [married] to a husband, while her vows are upon her, or the rash utterance of her lips, wherewith she has bound her soul, {30:7} and her husband hear it, and hold his peace at her in the day that he hears it; then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she has bound her soul shall stand. {30:8} But if her husband disallow her in the day that he hears it, then he shall make void her vow which is upon her, and the rash utterance of her lips, wherewith she has bound her soul: and Yahweh will forgive her. {30:9} But the vow of a widow, or of her that is divorced, [even] everything wherewith she has bound her soul, shall stand against her. {30:10} And if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath, {30:11} and her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand. {30:12} But if her husband made them null and void in the day that he heard them, then what ever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband has made them void; and Yahweh will forgive her.     {30:13} Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void. {30:14} But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day, then he establishes all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he has established them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them. {30:15} But if he shall make them null and void after that he has heard them, then he shall bear her works without law. {30:16} These are the statutes, which Yahweh commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between a father and his daughter, being in her youth, in her father's house.  

{o4)31} Numbers 31.    {31:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {31:2} Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shall you be gathered unto your people. {31:3} And Moses spoke unto the people, saying, Arm you men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian, to execute Yahweh's vengeance on Midian. {31:4} Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall you send to the war. {31:5} So there were delivered, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. {31:6} And Moses sent them, a thousand of every tribe, to the war, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand. {31:7} And they warred against Midian, as Yahweh commanded Moses; and they slew every male. {31:8} And they slew the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain: Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword. {31:9} And the children of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods, they took for a prey. {31:10} And all their cities in the places wherein they dwelt, and all their encampments, they burnt with fire. {31:11} And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of man and of beast. {31:12} And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and unto Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan at Jericho.     {31:13} And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them outside the camp. {31:14} And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who came from the service of the war. {31:15} And Moses said unto them, Have you saved all the women alive? {31:16} Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against Yahweh in the matter of Peor, and so the plague was among the congregation of Yahweh. {31:17} Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that has known man by lying with him. {31:18} But all the women-children that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. {31:19} And encamp you outside the camp seven days: anyone who has killed any person, and anyone who has touched any slain, purify yourselves on the third day and on the seventh day, you and your captives. {31:20} And as to every garment, and all that is made of skin, and all work of goats' [hair], and all things made of wood, you shall purify yourselves.     {31:21} And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war that went to the battle, This is the statute of the law which Yahweh has commanded Moses: {31:22} howbeit the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead, {31:23} everything that may abide the fire, you shall make to go through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless it shall be purified with the water for impurity: and all that stays not the fire you shall make to go through the water. {31:24} And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and you shall be clean; and afterward you shall come into the camp.     {31:25} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {31:26} Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, you, and Eleazar the priest, and the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the congregation; {31:27} and divide the prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war, that went out to battle, and all the congregation. {31:28} And levy a tribute unto Yahweh of the men of war that went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, [both] of the persons, and of the oxen, and of the asses, and of the flocks: {31:29} take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for Yahweh's heave-offering. {31:30} And of the children of Israel's half, you shall take one drawn out of every fifty, of the persons, of the oxen, of the asses, and of the flocks, [even] of all the cattle, and give them unto the Levites, that keep the charge of the tabernacle of Yahweh. {31:31} And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as Yahweh commanded Moses.     {31:32} Now the prey, over and above the booty which the men of war took, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep, {31:33} and threescore and twelve thousand oxen, {31:34} and threescore and one thousand asses, {31:35} and thirty and two thousand persons in all, of the women that had not known man by lying with him. {31:36} And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep: {31:37} and Yahweh's tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen. {31:38} And the oxen were thirty and six thousand; of which Yahweh's tribute was threescore and twelve. {31:39} And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which Yahweh's tribute was threescore and one. {31:40} And the persons were sixteen thousand; of whom Yahweh's tribute was thirty and two persons. {31:41} And Moses gave the tribute, which was Yahweh's heave-offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as Yahweh commanded Moses.     {31:42} And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided off from the men that warred {31:43} (now the congregation's half was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand, seven thousand and five hundred sheep, {31:44} and thirty and six thousand oxen, {31:45} and thirty thousand and five hundred asses, {31:46} and sixteen thousand persons), {31:47} even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, that kept the charge of the tabernacle of Yahweh; as Yahweh commanded Moses.     {31:48} And the officers that were over the thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses; {31:49} and they said unto Moses, Your servants have taken the sum of the men of war that are under our charge, and there lacks not one man of us. {31:50} And we have brought Yahweh's oblation, what every man has gotten, of jewels of gold, ankle-chains, and bracelets, signet-rings, ear-rings, and armlets, to make atonement for our souls before Yahweh. {31:51} And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels. {31:52} And all the gold of the heave-offering that they offered up to Yahweh, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels. {31:53} ([For] the men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.) {31:54} And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tent of meeting, for a memorial for the children of Israel before Yahweh.  

{o4)32} Numbers 32.    {32:1} Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle; {32:2} the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying, {32:3} Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Sebam, and Nebo, and Beon, {32:4} the land which Yahweh smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle; and your servants have cattle. {32:5} And they said, If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given unto your servants for a possession; bring us not over the Jordan.     {32:6} And Moses said unto the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, shall your brethren go to the war, and shall you sit here? {32:7} And Therefore discourage you the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which Yahweh has given them? {32:8} Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land. {32:9} For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which Yahweh had given them. {32:10} And Yahweh's anger was kindled in that day, and he swore, saying, {32:11} Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me: {32:12} save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua the son of Nun; because they have wholly followed Yahweh. {32:13} And Yahweh's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander to and fro in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of Yahweh, was consumed. {32:14} And, behold, you are risen up in your fathers' stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of Yahweh toward Israel. {32:15} For if you turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and you will destroy all this people.     {32:16} And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones: {32:17} but we ourselves will be ready armed to go before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land. {32:18} We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance. {32:19} For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan, and forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side of the Jordan eastward.     {32:20} And Moses said unto them, If you will do this thing, if you will arm yourselves to go before Yahweh to the war, {32:21} and every armed man of you will pass over the Jordan before Yahweh, until he has driven out his enemies from before him, {32:22} and the land is subdued before Yahweh; then afterward you shall return, and be guiltless towards Yahweh, and towards Israel; and this land shall be unto you for a possession before Yahweh. {32:23} But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against Yahweh; and be sure your sin will find you out. {32:24} Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth. {32:25} And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke unto Moses, saying, Your servants will do as my lord commands. {32:26} Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead; {32:27} but your servants will pass over, every man that is armed for war, before Yahweh to battle, as my lord said.     {32:28} So Moses gave charge concerning them to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the tribes of the children of Israel. {32:29} And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over the Jordan, every man that is armed to battle, before Yahweh, and the land shall be subdued before you; then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession: {32:30} but if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan. {32:31} And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As Yahweh has said unto your servants, so will we do. {32:32} We will pass over armed before Yahweh into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance [shall remain] with us beyond the Jordan.     {32:33} And Moses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto the half-tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, according to the cities of it with [their] borders, even the cities of the land round about. {32:34} And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer, {32:35} and Atrothshophan, and Jazer, and Jogbehah, {32:36} and Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran: fortified cities, and folds for sheep. {32:37} And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kiriathaim, {32:38} and Nebo, and Baal-meon, (their names being changed,) and Sibmah: and they gave other names unto the cities which they built. {32:39} And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorites that were therein. {32:40} And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein. {32:41} And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the towns there, and called them Havvoth-jair. {32:42} And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages there, and called it Nobah, after his own name

     {o4)33}  Numbers 33.    {33:1} These are the journeys of the children of Israel, when they went forth out of the land of Egypt by their hosts under the hand of Moses and Aaron. {33:2} And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of Yahweh: and these are their journeys according to their goings out. {33:3} And they journeyed from Rameses in the first Moon [Abib], on the fifteenth day of the first Moon ]Abib]; on the morrow after the Passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians, {33:4} while the Egyptians were burying all their first-born, whom Yahweh had smitten among them: upon their gods also Yahweh executed judgments.     {33:5} And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses, and encamped in Succoth. {33:6} And they journeyed from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness. {33:7} And they journeyed from Etham, and turned back unto Pihahiroth, which is before Baal-zephon: and they encamped before Migdol. {33:8} And they journeyed from before Hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness: and they went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and encamped in Marah. {33:9} And they journeyed from Marah, and came unto Elim: and in Elim were twelve springs of water, and threescore and ten palm-trees; and they encamped there. {33:10} And they journeyed from Elim, and encamped by the Red Sea. {33:11} And they journeyed from the Red Sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin. {33:12} And they journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah. {33:13} And they journeyed from Dophkah, and encamped in Alush. {33:14} And they journeyed from Alush, and encamped in Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drink. {33:15} And they journeyed from Rephidim, and encamped in the wilderness of Sinai. {33:16} And they journeyed from the wilderness of Sinai, and encamped in Kibroth-hattaavah. {33:17} And they journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah, and encamped in Hazeroth. {33:18} And they journeyed from Hazeroth, and encamped in Rithmah. {33:19} And they journeyed from Rithmah, and encamped in Rimmon-perez. {33:20} And they journeyed from Rimmon-perez, and encamped in Libnah. {33:21} And they journeyed from Libnah, and encamped in Rissah. {33:22} And they journeyed from Rissah, and encamped in Kehelathah. {33:23} And they journeyed from Kehelathah, and encamped in mount Shepher. {33:24} And they journeyed from mount Shepher, and encamped in Haradah. {33:25} And they journeyed from Haradah, and encamped in Makheloth. {33:26} And they journeyed from Makheloth, and encamped in Tahas. {33:27} And they journeyed from Tahas, and encamped in Terah. {33:28} And they journeyed from Terah, and encamped in Mithkah. {33:29} And they journeyed from Mithkah, and encamped in Hashmonah. {33:30} And they journeyed from Hashmonah, and encamped in Moseroth. {33:31} And they journeyed from Moseroth, and encamped in Bene-jaakan. {33:32} And they journeyed from Bene-jaakan, and encamped in Hor-haggidgad. {33:33} And they journeyed from Hor-haggidgad, and encamped in Jotbathah. {33:34} And they journeyed from Jotbathah, and encamped in Abronah. {33:35} And they journeyed from Abronah, and encamped in Ezion-geber. {33:36} And they journeyed from Ezion-geber, and encamped in the wilderness of Zin (the same is Kadesh). {33:37} And they journeyed from Kadesh, and encamped in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.     {33:38} And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of Yahweh, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fifth Moon, on the first day of the Moon. {33:39} And Aaron was a hundred and twenty and three years old when he died in mount Hor.     {33:40} And the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the South in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.     {33:41} And they journeyed from mount Hor, and encamped in Zalmonah. {33:42} And they journeyed from Zalmonah, and encamped in Punon. {33:43} And they journeyed from Punon, and encamped in Oboth. {33:44} And they journeyed from Oboth, and encamped in Iyou-abarim, in the border of Moab. {33:45} And they journeyed from Iyim, and encamped in Dibon-gad. {33:46} And they journeyed from Dibon-gad, and encamped in Almon-diblathaim. {33:47} And they journeyed from Almon-diblathaim, and encamped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo. {33:48} And they journeyed from the mountains of Abarim, and encamped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. {33:49} And they encamped by the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth even unto Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.     {33:50} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, {33:51} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, {33:52} then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured [stones], and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places: {33:53} and you shall take possession of the land, and dwell therein; for unto you have I given the land to possess it. {33:54} And you shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: where so ever the lot falls to any man, that shall be his; according to the tribes of your fathers shall you inherit. {33:55} But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then shall those that you let remain of them be as pricks in your eyes, and as thorns in your sides, and they shall vex you in the land wherein you dwell. {33:56} And it shall come to pass, that, as I thought to do unto them, so will I do unto you.

   {o4)34} Numbers 34.    {34:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {34:2} Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land of Canaan (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan according to the borders there), {34:3} then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the side of Edom, and your south border shall be from the end of the Salt Sea eastward; {34:4} and your border shall turn about southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass along to Zin; and the goings out there shall be southward of Kadesh-barnea; and it shall go forth to Hazar-addar, and pass along to Azmon; {34:5} and the border shall turn about from Azmon unto the brook of Egypt, and the goings out there shall be at the sea.     {34:6} And for the western border, you shall have the great sea and the border [there]: this shall be your west border.     {34:7} And this shall be your north border: from the great sea you shall mark out for you mount Hor; {34:8} from mount Hor you shall mark out unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings out of the border shall be at Zedad; {34:9} and the border shall go forth to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazar-enan: this shall be your north border.     {34:10} And you shall mark out your east border from Hazar-enan to Shepham; {34:11} and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall go down, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward; {34:12} and the border shall go down to the Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land according to the borders there round about.     {34:13} And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which Yahweh has commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half-tribe; {34:14} for the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their fathers' houses, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to their fathers' houses, have received, and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received, their inheritance: {34:15} the two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan at Jericho eastward, toward the sun rising.     {34:16} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {34:17} These are the names of the men that shall divide the land unto you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun. {34:18} And you shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land for inheritance. {34:19} And these are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. {34:20} And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud. {34:21} Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon. {34:22} And of the tribe of the children of Dan a prince, Bukki the son of Jogli. {34:23} Of the children of Joseph: of the tribe of the children of Manasseh a prince, Hanniel the son of Ephod. {34:24} And of the tribe of the children of Ephraim a prince, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan. {34:25} And of the tribe of the children of Zebulun a prince, Elizaphan the son of Parnach. {34:26} And of the tribe of the children of Issachar a prince, Paltiel the son of Azzan. {34:27} And of the tribe of the children of Asher a prince, Ahihud the son of Shelomi. {34:28} And of the tribe of the children of Naphtali a prince, Pedahel the son of Ammihud. {34:29} These are they whom Yahweh commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

      {o4)35} Numbers 35.    {35:1} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, {35:2} Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and suburbs for the cities round about them shall you give unto the Levites. {35:3} And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and their suburbs shall be for their cattle, and for their substance, and for all their beasts. {35:4} And the suburbs of the cities, which you shall give unto the Levites, shall be from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about. {35:5} And you shall measure outside the city for the east side two thousand cubits, and for the south side two thousand cubits, and for the west side two thousand cubits, and for the north side two thousand cubits, the city being in the midst. This shall be to them the suburbs of the cities. {35:6} And the cities which you shall give unto the Levites, they shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the man slayer to flee unto: and besides them you shall give forty and two cities. {35:7} All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities; them [shall you give] with their suburbs. {35:8} And concerning the cities which you shall give of the possession of the children of Israel, from the many you shall take many; and from the few you shall take few: every one according to his inheritance which he inherits shall give of his cities unto the Levites. {35:9} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying, {35:10} Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, {35:11} then you shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the man slayer that kills any person unwittingly may flee there. {35:12} And the cities shall be unto you for refuge from the avenger, that the man slayer die not, until he stand before the congregation for judgment. {35:13} And the cities which you shall give shall be for you six cities of refuge. {35:14} you shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities shall you give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge. {35:15} For the children of Israel, and for the stranger and for the alien among them, shall these six cities be for refuge; that every one that kills any person unwittingly may flee there. {35:16} But if he smote him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. {35:17} And if he smote him with a stone in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. {35:18} Or if he smote him with a weapon of wood in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. {35:19} The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death: when he meets him, he shall put him to death. {35:20} And if he thrust him of hatred, or hurled at him, lying in wait, so that he died, {35:21} or in enmity smote him with his hand, so that he died; he that smote him shall surely be put to death; he is a murderer: the avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death, when he meets him.     {35:22} But if he thrust him suddenly outside enmity, or hurled upon him anything outside lying in wait, {35:23} or with any stone, whereby a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, so that he died, and he was not his enemy, neither sought his harm; {35:24} then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances; {35:25} and the congregation shall deliver the man slayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge, where he was fled: and he shall dwell therein until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil. {35:26} But if the man slayer shall at any time go beyond the border of his city of refuge, where he fled, {35:27} and the avenger of blood find him outside the border of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood slay the man slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood, {35:28} because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the man slayer shall return into the land of his possession.     {35:29} And these things shall be for a statute [and] ordinance unto you throughout your generations in all your dwellings. {35:30} Who so kills any person, the murderer shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person that he die. {35:31} Also, you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer, that is guilty of death; but he shall surely be put to death. {35:32} And you shall take no ransom for him that is fled to his city of refuge, that he may come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest. {35:33} So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood, it pollutes the land; and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it. {35:34} And you shall not defile the land which you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell: for I, Yahweh, dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.

    {o4)36} Numbers 36.    {36:1} And the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the family of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spoke before Moses, and before the princes, the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the children of Israel: {36:2} and they said, Yahweh commanded my lord to give the land for inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by Yahweh to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters. {36:3} And if they be married to any of the sons of the [other] tribes of the children of Israel, then will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of our fathers, and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will it be taken away from the lot of our inheritance. {36:4} And when the jubilee of the children of Israel shall be, then will their inheritance be added unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.     {36:5} And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of Yahweh, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph speak right. {36:6} This is the thing which Yahweh does command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them be married to whom they think best; only into the family of the tribe of their father shall they be married. {36:7} So shall no inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe; for the children of Israel shall cleave every one to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. {36:8} And every daughter, that possesses an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may possess every man the inheritance of his fathers. {36:9} So shall no inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; for the tribes of the children of Israel shall cleave every one to his own inheritance.     {36:10} Even as Yahweh commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad: {36:11} for Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married unto their father's brothers' sons. {36:12} They were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father.     {36:13} These are the commandments and the ordinances which Yahweh commanded by Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.     

     {O5)1}  Deuteronomy 1.    {1:1} These are the words which Moses spoke unto all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah over against Suph, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Di-zahab. {1:2} It is eleven days' [journey] from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea. {1:3} And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh moon, on the first day of the moon, that Moses spoke unto the children of Israel, according unto all that Yahweh had given him in commandment unto them; {1:4} after he had smitten Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who dwelt in Ashtaroth, at Edrei. {1:5} Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying, {1:6} Yahweh our God spoke unto us in Horeb, saying, you have dwelt long enough in this mountain: {1:7} turn you, and take your journey, and go to the hill-country of the Amorites, and unto all [the places] near thereunto, in the Arabah, in the hill-country, and in the lowland, and in the South, and by the sea-shore, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates. {1:8} Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which Yahweh swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.     {1:9} And I spoke unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone: {1:10} Yahweh your God has multiplied you, and, behold, you are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude. {1:11} Yahweh, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are, and bless you, as he has promised you! {1:12} How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife? {1:13} Take you wise men, and understanding, and known, according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you. {1:14} And you answered me, and said, The thing which you have spoken is good [for us] to do. {1:15} So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes. {1:16} And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear [the causes] between your brethren, and judge lawful works between a man and his brother, and the alien that is with him. {1:17} you shall not respect persons in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike; you shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you then you shall bring unto me, and I will hear it. {1:18} And I commanded you at that time all the things which you should do. {1:19} And we journeyed from Horeb, and went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw, by the way to the hill-country of the Amorites, as Yahweh our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea. {1:20} And I said unto you, you are come unto the hill-country of the Amorites, which Yahweh our God gives unto us. {1:21} Behold, Yahweh your God has set the land before you: go up, take possession, as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has spoken unto you; fear not, neither be dismayed. {1:22} And you came near unto me every one of you, and said, Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up, and the cities unto which we shall come. {1:23} And the thing pleased me well; and I took twelve men of you, one man for every tribe: {1:24} and they turned and went up into the hill-country, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and spied it out. {1:25} And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which Yahweh our God gives unto us.     {1:26} yet you would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of Yahweh your God: {1:27} and you murmured in your tents, and said, Because Yahweh hated us, he has brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. {1:28} Where are we going up? our brethren have made our heart to melt, saying, The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to heaven; and we also have seen the sons of the Anakim there. {1:29} Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them. {1:30} Yahweh your God who goes before you, he will fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, {1:31} and in the wilderness, where you have seen how that Yahweh your God bare you, as a man does bear his son, in all the way that you went, until you came unto this place. {1:32} yet in this thing you did not believe Yahweh your God, {1:33} who went before you in the way, to seek you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way you should go, and in the cloud by day.     {1:34} And Yahweh heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and swore, saying, {1:35} Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see the good land, which I swore to give unto your fathers, {1:36} save Caleb the son of Jephunneh: he shall see it; and to him will I give the land that he has trodden upon, and to his children, because he has wholly followed Yahweh. {1:37} Also Yahweh was angry with me for your sakes, saying, you also shall not go in there: {1:38} Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall go in there: encourage you him; for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. {1:39} Also, your little ones, that you said should be a prey, and your children, that this day have no knowledge of good or evil, they shall go in there, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it. {1:40} But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.     {1:41} Then you answered and said unto me, We have sinned against Yahweh, we will go up and fight, according to all that Yahweh our God commanded us. And you girded on every man his weapons of war, and were forward to go up into the hill-country. {1:42} And Yahweh said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest you be smitten before your enemies. {1:43} So I spoke unto you, and you heard not; but you rebelled against the commandment of Yahweh, and were presumptuous, and went up into the hill-country. {1:44} And the Amorites, that dwelt in that hill-country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even unto Hormah. {1:45} And you returned and wept before Yahweh; but Yahweh heard not to your voice, nor gave ear unto you. {1:46} So you abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that you abode [there].

      {O5)2} Deuteronomy 2.    {2:1} Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as Yahweh spoke unto me; and we compassed mount Seir many days. {2:2} And Yahweh spoke unto me, saying, {2:3} you have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. {2:4} And command you the people, saying, you are to pass through the border of your brethren the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir; and they will be afraid of you: take you good heed unto yourselves therefore; {2:5} contend not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession. {2:6} you shall purchase food of them for money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water of them for money, that you may drink. {2:7} For Yahweh your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand; he has known your walking through this great wilderness: these forty years Yahweh your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing. {2:8} So we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir, from the way of the Arabah from Elath and from Ezion-geber.     And we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. {2:9} And Yahweh said unto me, Vex not Moab, neither contend with them in battle; for I will not give you of his land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession. {2:10} (The Emim dwelt therein aforetime, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim: {2:11} these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim. {2:12} The Horites also dwelt in Seir aforetime, but the children of Esau succeeded them; and they destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which Yahweh gave unto them.) {2:13} Now rise up, and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered. {2:14} And the days in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, were thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were consumed from the midst of the camp, as Yahweh swore unto them. {2:15} Also the hand of Yahweh was against them, to destroy them from the midst of the camp, until they were consumed.     {2:16} So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people, {2:17} that Yahweh spoke unto me, saying, {2:18} you are this day to pass over Ar, the border of Moab: {2:19} and when you come near over against the children of Ammon, vex them not, nor contend with them; for I will not give you of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession. {2:20} (That also is accounted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim dwelt therein aforetime; but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim, {2:21} a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim; but Yahweh destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead; {2:22} as he did for the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir, when he destroyed the Horites from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day: {2:23} and the Avvim, that dwelt in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorim, that came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.) {2:24} Rise you up, take your journey, and pass over the valley of the Arnon: behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land; begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle. {2:25} This day will I begin to put the dread of you and the fear of you upon the peoples that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear the report of you, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of you.     {2:26} And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying, {2:27} Let me pass through your land: I will go along by the highway, I will turn neither unto the right hand nor to the left. {2:28} you shall sell me food for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only let me pass through on my feet, {2:29} as the children of Esau that dwell in Seir, and the Moabites that dwell in Ar, did unto me; until I shall pass over the Jordan into the land which Yahweh our God gives us. {2:30} But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him; for Yahweh your God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into your hand, as at this day. {2:31} And Yahweh said unto me, Behold, I have begun to deliver up Sihon and his land before you: begin to possess, that you may inherit his land. {2:32} Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, unto battle at Jahaz. {2:33} And Yahweh our God delivered him up before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. {2:34} And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones; we left none remaining: {2:35} only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, with the spoil of the cities which we had taken. {2:36} From Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and [from] the city that is in the valley, even unto Gilead, there was not a city too high for us; Yahweh our God delivered up all before us: {2:37} only to the land of the children of Ammon you came not near; all the side of the river Jabbok, and the cities of the hill-country, and where so ever Yahweh our God forbade us.

   {O5)3} Deuteronomy 3.    {3:1} Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, unto battle at Edrei. {3:2} And Yahweh said unto me, Fear him not; for I have delivered him, and all his people, and his land, into your hand; and you shall do unto him as you did unto Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon. {3:3} So Yahweh our God delivered into our hand Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining. {3:4} And we took all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we took not from them; threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. {3:5} All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides the towns without walls a great many. {3:6} And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones. {3:7} But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey unto ourselves. {3:8} And we took the land at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites that were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of the Arnon unto mount Hermon; {3:9} ([which] Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir); {3:10} all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. {3:11} (For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length there, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.)     {3:12} And this land we took in possession at that time: from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, and half the hill-country of Gilead, and the cities there, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites: {3:13} and the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, even all Bashan. (The same is called the land of Rephaim. {3:14} Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called them, even Bashan, after his own name, Havvoth-jair, unto this day.) {3:15} And I gave Gilead unto Machir. {3:16} And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the valley of the Arnon, the middle of the valley, and the border [there], even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon; {3:17} the Arabah also, and the Jordan and the border [there], from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.     {3:18} And I commanded you at that time, saying, Yahweh your God has given you this land to possess it: you shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all the men of valor. {3:19} But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (I know that you have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you, {3:20} until Yahweh give rest unto your brethren, as unto you, and they also possess the land which Yahweh your God gives them beyond the Jordan: then shall you return every man unto his possession, which I have given you. {3:21} And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, your eyes have seen all that Yahweh your God has done unto these two kings: so shall Yahweh do unto all the kingdoms where you go over. {3:22} you shall not fear them; for Yahweh your God, he it is that fights for you.     {3:23} And I beg Yahweh at that time, saying, {3:24} O Lord Yahweh, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and your strong hand: for what god is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to your works, and according to your mighty acts? {3:25} Let me go over, I pray you, and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. {3:26} But Yahweh was wroth with me for your sakes, and heard not unto me; and Yahweh said unto me, Let it suffice you; speak no more unto me of this matter. {3:27} Get you up unto the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold with your eyes: for you shall not go over this Jordan. {3:28} But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you shall see. {3:29} So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor.

      {O5)4} Deuteronomy 4.    {4:1} And now, O Israel, hear unto the statutes and unto the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them; that you may live, and go in and possess the land which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, gives you. {4:2} you shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you. {4:3} Your eyes have seen what Yahweh did because of Baal-peor; for all the men that followed Baal-peor, Yahweh your God has destroyed them from the midst of you. {4:4} But you that did cleave unto Yahweh your God are alive every one of you this day. {4:5} Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as Yahweh my God commanded me, that you should do so in the midst of the land wherever you go in to possess it. {4:6} Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, that shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. {4:7} For what great nation is there, that has a god so near unto them, as Yahweh our God is when so ever we call upon him? {4:8} And what great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so lawful works as all this law, which I set before you this day?     {4:9} Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known unto your children and your children's children; {4:10} the day that you stood before Yahweh your God in Horeb, when Yahweh said unto me, Ekklesia me the people, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children. {4:11} And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the heart of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness. {4:12} And Yahweh spoke unto you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of words, but you saw no form; only [you heard] a voice. {4:13} And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even the ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone. {4:14} And Yahweh commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it.     {4:15} Take you therefore good heed unto yourselves; for you saw no manner of form on the day that Yahweh spoke unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire. {4:16} Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, {4:17} the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the heavens, {4:18} the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth; {4:19} and lest you lift up your eyes unto heaven, and when you sees the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which Yahweh your God has allotted unto all the peoples under the whole heaven. {4:20} But Yahweh has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as at this day. {4:21} Furthermore Yahweh was angry with me for your sakes, and swore that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance: {4:22} but I must die in this land, I must not go over the Jordan; but you shall go over, and possess that good land. {4:23} Take heed unto yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of Yahweh your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image in the form of anything which Yahweh your God has forbidden you. {4:24} For Yahweh your God is a devouring fire, a jealous God.     {4:25} When you shall beget children, and children's children, and you shall have been long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image in the form of anything, and shall do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh your God, to provoke him to anger; {4:26} I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over the Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. {4:27} And Yahweh will scatter you among the peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the nations, where Yahweh shall lead you away. {4:28} And there you shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. {4:29} But from there you shall seek Yahweh your God, and you shall find him, when you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. {4:30} When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come upon you, in the latter days you shall return to Yahweh your God, and hear unto his voice: {4:31} for Yahweh your God is a merciful God; he will not fail you, neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore unto them.     {4:32} For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and from the one end of heaven unto the other, whether there has been [any such thing] as this great thing is, or has been heard like it? {4:33} Did ever a people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live? {4:34} Or has any God tired to go and take him a nation from the midst of [another] nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that Yahweh your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? {4:35} Unto you it was showed, that you might know that Yahweh he is God; there is none else besides him. {4:36} Out of heaven he made you to hear his voice, that he might instruct you: and upon earth he made you to see his great fire; and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire. {4:37} And because he agape loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought you out with his presence, with his great power, out of Egypt; {4:38} to drive out nations from before you greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as at this day. {4:39} Know therefore this day, and lay it to your heart, that Yahweh he is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath; there is none else. {4:40} And you shall keep his statutes, and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land, which Yahweh your God gives you, for ever.     {4:41} Then Moses set apart three cities beyond the Jordan toward the sun rising; {4:42} that the man slayer might flee there, that slays his neighbor unawares, and hated him not in time past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live: {4:43} [namely], Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, for the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites.     {4:44} And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel: {4:45} these are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Moses spoke unto the children of Israel, when they came forth out of Egypt, {4:46} beyond the Jordan, in the valley over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, when they came forth out of Egypt. {4:47} And they took his land in possession, and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan toward the sun rising; {4:48} from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, even unto mount Sion (the same is Hermon), {4:49} and all the Arabah beyond the Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah.

     {o5)5} Deuteronomy 5.    {5:1} And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your ears this day, that you may learn them, and observe to do them. {5:2} Yahweh our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. {5:3} Yahweh made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day. {5:4} Yahweh spoke with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire, {5:5} (I stood between Yahweh and you at that time, to show you the word of Yahweh: for you were afraid because of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,     {5:6} I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.     {5:7} you shall have no other gods before me.     {5:8} you shall not make unto you a graven image, [nor] any likeness [of anything] that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: {5:9} you shall not bow down yourself unto them, nor serve them; for I, Yahweh, your God, am a jealous God, visiting the works without law of the fathers upon the children, and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me; {5:10} and showing agape loving kindness unto thousands of them that agape love me and keep my commandments.     {5:11} you shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain: for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.    

  {5:12} Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yahweh your God commanded you. {5:13} Six days shall you labor, and do all your work; {5:14} but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto Yahweh your God: [in it] you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your man-servant, nor your maid-servant, nor your ox, nor your ass, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates; that your man-servant and your maid-servant may rest as well as you. {5:15} And you shall remember that you was a servant in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God brought you out there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm: therefore Yahweh your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

     {5:16} Honor your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God commanded you; that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.     {5:17} you shall not kill.     {5:18} Neither shall you commit adultery.     {5:19} Neither shall you steal.     {5:20} Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.     {5:21} Neither shall you covet your neighbor's wife; neither shall you desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor's.     {5:22} These words Yahweh spoke unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them upon two tables of stone, and gave them unto me. {5:23} And it came to pass, when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; {5:24} and you said, Behold, Yahweh our God has showed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God does speak with man, and he lives. {5:25} Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of Yahweh our God any more, then we shall die. {5:26} For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived? {5:27} Go you near, and hear all that Yahweh our God shall say: and speak you unto us all that Yahweh our God shall speak unto you; and we will hear it, and do it.     {5:28} And Yahweh heard the voice of your words, when you spoke unto me; and Yahweh said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto you: they have well said all that they have spoken. {5:29} Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! {5:30} Go say to them, Return you to your tents. {5:31} But as for you, stand you here by me, and I will speak unto you all the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. {5:32} you shall observe to do therefore as Yahweh your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. {5:33} you shall walk in all the way which Yahweh your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.  

  {o5)6} Deuteronomy 6.   {6:1} Now this is the commandment, the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh your God commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it; {6:2} that you might fear Yahweh your God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, you, and your son, and your son's son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged. {6:3} Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has promised unto you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. {6:4} Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our God is one Yahweh: {6:5} and you shall agape love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. {6:6} And these words, which I command you this day, shall be upon your heart; {6:7} and you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sits in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. {6:8} And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. {6:9} And you shall write them upon the door-posts of your house, and upon your gates.     {6:10} And it shall be, when Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land which he swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you, great and goodly cities, which you build not, {6:11} and houses full of all good things, which you filled not, and cisterns hewn out, which you hewed not, vineyards and olive-trees, which you planted not, and you shall eat and be full; {6:12} then beware lest you forget Yahweh, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. {6:13} you shall fear Yahweh your God; and him shall you serve, and shall swear by his name. {6:14} you shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples that are round about you; {6:15} for Yahweh your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; lest the anger of Yahweh your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.     {6:16} you shall not tempt Yahweh your God, as you tempted him in Massah. {6:17} you shall diligently keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he has commanded you. {6:18} And you shall do that which is right and good in the sight of Yahweh; that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land which Yahweh swore unto your fathers, {6:19} to thrust out all your enemies from before you, as Yahweh has spoken.     {6:20} When your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh our God has commanded you? {6:21} then you shall say unto your son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt: and Yahweh brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand; {6:22} and Yahweh showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his house, before our eyes; {6:23} and he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore unto our fathers. {6:24} And Yahweh commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yahweh our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as at this day. {6:25} And it shall be good works of the law unto us, if we observe to do all this commandment before Yahweh our God, as he has commanded us.

   {O5)7} Deuteronomy 7.    {7:1} When Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, and shall cast out many nations before you, the Hittite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, seven nations greater and mightier than you; {7:2} and when Yahweh your God shall deliver them up before you, and you shall smite them; then you shall utterly destroy them: you shall make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them; {7:3} neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give unto his son, nor his daughter shall you take unto your son. {7:4} For he will turn away your son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of Yahweh be kindled against you, and he will destroy you quickly. {7:5} But thus shall you deal with them: you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and hew down their Asherah, and burn their graven images with fire.     {7:6} For you are a holy people unto Yahweh your God: Yahweh your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth. {7:7} Yahweh did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples: {7:8} but because Yahweh agape loves you, and because he would keep the oath which he swore unto your fathers, has Yahweh brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. {7:9} Know therefore that Yahweh your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with them that agape loves him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations, {7:10} and repays them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hates him, he will repay him to his face. {7:11} you shall therefore keep the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which I command you this day, to do them.    

    {7:12} And it shall come to pass, because you hear to these ordinances, and keep and do them, that Yahweh your God will keep with you the covenant and the loving kindness which he swore unto your fathers: {7:13} and he will agape love you, and bless you, and multiply you; he will also bless the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock, in the land which he swore unto your fathers to give you. {7:14} you shall be blessed above all peoples: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. {7:15} And Yahweh will take away from you all sickness; and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you know, will he put upon you, but will lay them upon all them that hate you. {7:16} And you shall consume all the peoples that Yahweh your God shall deliver unto you; your eye shall not pity them: neither shall you serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto you.     {7:17} If you shall say in your heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them? {7:18} you shall not be afraid of them: you shall well remember what Yahweh your God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; {7:19} the great trials which your eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, whereby Yahweh your God brought you out: so shall Yahweh your God do unto all the peoples of whom you are afraid. {7:20} Furthermore Yahweh your God will also send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves, perish from before you. {7:21} you shall not be affrighted at them; for Yahweh your God is in the midst of you, a great God and a terrible. {7:22} And Yahweh your God will cast out those nations before you by little and little: you may not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon you. {7:23} But Yahweh your God will deliver them up before you, and will discomfit them with a great discomfiture, until they be destroyed. {7:24} And he will deliver their kings into your hand, and you shall make their name to perish from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before you, until you have destroyed them. {7:25} The graven images of their gods shall you burn with fire: you shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it unto you, lest you be snared therein; for it is an abomination to Yahweh your God. {7:26} And you shall not bring an abomination into your house, and become a devoted thing like unto it: you shall utterly detest it, and you shall utterly abhor it; for it is a devoted thing.

   {O5)8} Deuteronomy.    {8:1} All the commandment which I command you this day shall you observe to do, that you may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which Yahweh swore unto your fathers. {8:2} And you shall remember all the way which Yahweh your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not. {8:3} And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh does man live. {8:4} Your raiment waxed not old upon you, neither did your foot swell, these forty years. {8:5} And you shall consider in your heart, that, as a man chastens his son, so Yahweh your God chastens  you. {8:6} And you shall keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. {8:7} For Yahweh your God brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; {8:8} a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey; {8:9} a land wherein you shall eat bread outside scarceness, you shall not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig copper. {8:10} And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless Yahweh your God for the good land which he has given you.     {8:11} Beware lest you forget Yahweh your God, in not keeping his commandments, and his ordinances, and his statutes, which I command you this day: {8:12} lest, when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; {8:13} and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; {8:14} then your heart be lifted up, and you forget Yahweh your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; {8:15} who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, [wherein were] fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint; {8:16} who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers knew not; that he might humble you, and that he might prove you, to do you good at your latter end: {8:17} and [lest] you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth. {8:18} But you shall remember Yahweh your God, for it is he that gives you power to get wealth; that he may establish his covenant which he swore unto your fathers, as at this day. {8:19} And it shall be, if you shall forget Yahweh your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. {8:20} As the nations that Yahweh makes perish before you, so shall you perish; because you would not hear unto the voice of Yahweh your God.  

      {O5)9} Deuteronomy 9.    {9:1} Hear, O Israel: you are to pass over the Jordan this day, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fortified up to heaven, {9:2} a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you have heard say, Who can stand before the sons of Anak? {9:3} Know therefore this day, that Yahweh your God is he who goes over before you as a devouring fire; he will destroy them, and he will bring them down before you: so shall you drive them out, and make them to perish quickly, as Yahweh has spoken unto you. {9:4} Speak not you in your heart, after that Yahweh your God has thrust them out from before you, saying, For my lawful works Yahweh has brought me in to possess this land; whereas for the wickedness of these nations Yahweh does drive them out from before you. {9:5} Not for your righteous works, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations Yahweh your God does drive them out from before you, and that he may establish the word which Yahweh swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.     {9:6} Know therefore, that Yahweh your God gives you not this good land to possess it for your lawful works; for you are a stiff-necked people. {9:7} Remember, forget you not, how you provoked Yahweh your God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that you went forth out of the land of Egypt, until you came unto this place, you have been rebellious against Yahweh. {9:8} Also in Horeb you provoked Yahweh to wrath, and Yahweh was angry with you to destroy you. {9:9} When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which Yahweh made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water. {9:10} And Yahweh delivered unto me the two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them [was written] according to all the words, which Yahweh spoke with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the Ekklesia. {9:11} And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that Yahweh gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant. {9:12} And Yahweh said unto me, Arise, get you down quickly from here; for your people that you have brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image. {9:13} Furthermore Yahweh spoke unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff-necked people: {9:14} let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they. {9:15} So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount was burning with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands. {9:16} And I looked, and, behold, you had sinned against Yahweh your God; you had made you a molten calf: you had turned aside quickly out of the way which Yahweh had commanded you. {9:17} And I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes. {9:18} And I fell down before Yahweh, as at the first, forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water; because of all your sin which you sinned, in doing that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger. {9:19} For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith Yahweh was wroth against you to destroy you. But Yahweh heard unto me that time also. {9:20} And Yahweh was very angry with Aaron to destroy him: and I prayed for Aaron also at the same time. {9:21} And I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust: and I cast the dust of it into the brook that descended out of the mount.     {9:22} And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, you provoked Yahweh to wrath. {9:23} And when Yahweh sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then you rebelled against the commandment of Yahweh your God, and you believed him not, nor heard his voice. {9:24} you have been rebellious against Yahweh from the day that I knew you.     {9:25} So I fell down before Yahweh the forty days and forty nights that I fell down, because Yahweh had said he would destroy you. {9:26} And I prayed unto Yahweh, and said, O Lord Yahweh, destroy not your people and your inheritance, that you have redeemed through your greatness, that you have brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand. {9:27} Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin, {9:28} lest the land where you brought us out say, Because Yahweh was not able to bring them into the land which he promised unto them, and because he hated them, he has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness. {9:29} yet they are your people and your inheritance, which you brought out by your great power and by your outstretched arm.  

     {O5)10} Deuteronomy 10.    {10:1} At that time Yahweh said unto me, Hew you two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make you an ark of wood. {10:2} And I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which you brake, and you shall put them in the ark. {10:3} So I made an ark of acacia wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in my hand. {10:4} And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which Yahweh spoke unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the Ekklesia: and Yahweh gave them unto me. {10:5} And I turned and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they are as Yahweh commanded me. {10:6} (And the children of Israel journeyed from Beeroth Bene-jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his stead. {10:7} From there they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of brooks of water. {10:8} At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, to stand before Yahweh to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day. {10:9} Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brethren; Yahweh is his inheritance, according as Yahweh your God spoke unto him.) {10:10} And I stayed in the mount, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights: and Yahweh heard unto me that time also; Yahweh would not destroy you. {10:11} And Yahweh said unto me, Arise, take your journey before the people; and they shall go in and possess the land, which I swore unto their fathers to give unto them.     {10:12} And now, Israel, what does Yahweh your God require of you, but to fear Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to agape love him, and to serve Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul, {10:13} to keep the commandments of Yahweh, and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good? {10:14} Behold, unto Yahweh your God belongs heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth, with all that is therein. {10:15} Only Yahweh had a delight in your fathers to agape love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day. {10:16} Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. {10:17} For Yahweh your God, he is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the terrible, who regards not persons, nor takes reward. {10:18} He does execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and He agape loves the alien, in giving him food and raiment. {10:19} Agape Love you therefore the alien; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. {10:20} you shall fear Yahweh your God; him shall you serve; and to him shall you cleave, and by his name shall you swear. {10:21} He is your praise, and he is your God, that has done for you these great and terrible things, which your eyes have seen. {10:22} Your fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now Yahweh your God has made you as the stars of heaven for multitude.

   {O5)11} Deuteronomy 11.    {11:1} Therefore you shall agape love Yahweh your God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his ordinances, and his commandments, always. {11:2} And know you this day: for [I speak] not with your children that have not known, and that have not seen the chastisement of Yahweh your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his outstretched arm, {11:3} and his signs, and his works, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land; {11:4} and what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red Sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how Yahweh has destroyed them unto this day; {11:5} and what he did unto you in the wilderness, until you came unto this place; {11:6} and what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben; how the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel: {11:7} but your eyes have seen all the great work of Yahweh which he did.     {11:8} Therefore shall you keep all the commandment which I command you this day, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land, where you go over to possess it; {11:9} and that you may prolong your days in the land, which Yahweh swore unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land flowing with milk and honey. {11:10} For the land, where you go in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from where you came out, where you sowed your seed, and watered it with your foot, as a garden of herbs; {11:11} but the land, where you go over to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, [and] drinks water of the rain of heaven, {11:12} a land which Yahweh your God cares for: the eyes of Yahweh your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.     {11:13} And it shall come to pass, if you shall hear diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to agape love Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, {11:14} that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the former rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil. {11:15} And I will give grass in your fields for your cattle, and you shall eat and be full. {11:16} Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; {11:17} and the anger of Yahweh be kindled against you, and he shut up the heavens, so that there shall be no rain, and the land shall not yield its fruit; and you perish quickly from off the good land which Yahweh gives you.

     {11:18} Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul; and you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. {11:19} And you shall teach them your children, talking of them, when you sits in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. {11:20} And you shall write them upon the door-posts of your house, and upon your gates; {11:21} that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which Yahweh swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth. {11:22} For if you shall diligently keep all this commandment which I command you, to do it, to agape love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him; {11:23} then will Yahweh drive out all these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves. {11:24} Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall be your border. {11:25} There shall no man be able to stand before you: Yahweh your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that you shall tread upon, as he has spoken unto you.     {11:26} Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: {11:27} the blessing, if you shall hear unto the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I command you this day; {11:28} and the curse, if you shall not hear unto the commandments of Yahweh your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which you have not known. {11:29} And it shall come to pass, when Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, that you shall set the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. {11:30} Are they not beyond the Jordan, behind the way of the going down of the sun, in the land of the Canaanites that dwell in the Arabah, over against Gilgal, beside the oaks of Moreh? {11:31} For you are to pass over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which Yahweh your God gives you, and you shall possess it, and dwell therein. {11:32} And you shall observe to do all the statutes and the ordinances which I set before you this day.

      {O5)12} Deuteronomy 12.    {12:1} These are the statutes and the ordinances which you shall observe to do in the land which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has given you to possess it, all the days that you live upon the earth. {12:2} you shall surely destroy all the places wherein the nations that you shall dispossess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: {12:3} and you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn their Asherim with fire; and you shall hew down the graven images of their gods; and you shall destroy their name out of that place. {12:4} you shall not do so unto Yahweh your God. {12:5} But unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall you seek, and there you shall come; {12:6} and there you shall bring your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and the heave-offering of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill-offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock: {12:7} and there you shall eat before Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand unto, you and your households, wherein Yahweh your God has blessed you. {12:8} you shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man what ever is right in his own eyes; {12:9} for you are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which Yahweh your God gives you. {12:10} But when you go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land which Yahweh your God causes you to inherit, and he gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety; {12:11} then it shall come to pass that to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there, there shall you bring all that I command you: your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave-offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which you vow unto Yahweh. {12:12} And you shall rejoice before Yahweh your God, you, and your sons, and your daughters, and your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and the Levite that is within your gates, forasmuch as he has no portion nor inheritance with you. {12:13} Take heed to yourself that you offer not your burnt-offerings in every place that you sees; {12:14} but in the place which Yahweh shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt-offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.     {12:15} Notwithstanding, you may kill and eat flesh within all your gates, after all the desire of your soul, according to the blessing of Yahweh your God which he has given you: the unclean and the clean may eat there, as of the gazelle, and as of the hare. {12:16} Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out upon the earth as water. {12:17} you may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, or of your new wine, or of your oil, or the firstlings of your herd or of your flock, nor any of your vows which you vowed, nor your freewill-offerings, nor the heave-offering of your hand; {12:18} but you shall eat them before Yahweh your God in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your man-servant, and your maid-servant, and the Levite that is within your gates: and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your God in all that you put your hand unto. {12:19} Take heed to yourself that you forsake not the Levite as long as you live in your land.     {12:20} When Yahweh your God shall enlarge your border, as he has promised you, and you shall say, I will eat flesh, because your soul desires to eat flesh; you may eat flesh, after all the desire of your soul. {12:21} If the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to put his name there, be too far from you, then you shall kill of your herd and of your flock, which Yahweh has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates, after all the desire of your soul. {12:22} Even as the gazelle and as the hare is eaten, so you shall eat there: the unclean and the clean may eat of it alike. {12:23} Only be sure that you eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and you shall not eat the life with the flesh. {12:24} you shall not eat it; you shall pour it out upon the earth as water. {12:25} you shall not eat it; that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, when you shall do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh. {12:26} Only your holy things which you have, and your vows, you shall take, and go unto the place which Yahweh shall choose: {12:27} and you shall offer your burnt-offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of Yahweh your God; and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of Yahweh your God; and you shall eat the flesh. {12:28} Observe and hear all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you for ever, when you do that which is good and right in the eyes of Yahweh your God.     {12:29} When Yahweh your God shall cut off the nations from before you, where you go in to dispossess them, and you dispossesses them, and dwells in their land; {12:30} take heed to yourself that you be not ensnared to follow them, after that they are destroyed from before you; and that you inquire not after their gods, saying, How do these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. {12:31} you shall not do so unto Yahweh your God: for every abomination to Yahweh, which he hates, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters do they burn in the fire to their gods.     {12:32} What thing so ever I command you, that shall you observe to do: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

     {O5)13} Deuteronomy 13.   {13:1} If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder, {13:2} and the sign or the wonder come to pass, where he spoke unto you, saying, Let us go after other gods, which you have not known, and let us serve them; {13:3} you shall not hear unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams: for Yahweh your God proves you, to know whether you agape love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul. {13:4} you shall walk after Yahweh your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and you shall serve him, and cleave unto him. {13:5} And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because he has spoken rebellion against Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to draw you aside out of the way which Yahweh your God commanded you to walk in. So shall you put away the evil from the midst of you.     {13:6} If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, that is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known, you, nor your fathers; {13:7} of the gods of the peoples that are round about you, near unto you, or far off from you, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; {13:8} you shall not consent unto him, nor hear unto him; neither shall your eye pity him, neither shall you spare, neither shall you conceal him: {13:9} but you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. {13:10} And you shall stone him to death with stones, because he has sought to draw you away from Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. {13:11} And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do not more any such wickedness as this is in the midst of you.     {13:12} If you shall hear tell concerning one of your cities, which Yahweh your God gives you to dwell there, saying, {13:13} Certain base fellows are gone out from the midst of you, and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known; {13:14} then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in the midst of you, {13:15} you shall surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein and the cattle there, with the edge of the sword. {13:16} And you shall gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street there, and shall burn with fire the city, and all the spoil of it every whit, unto Yahweh your God: and it shall be a heap for ever; it shall not be built again. {13:17} And there shall cleave nothing of the devoted thing to your hand; that Yahweh may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and show you mercy, and have compassion upon you, and multiply you, as he has sworn unto your fathers; {13:18} when you shall hear to the voice of Yahweh your God, to keep all his commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh your God.

    {O5)14} Deuteronomy 14.   {14:1} you are the children of Yahweh your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. {14:2} For you are a holy people unto Yahweh your God, and Yahweh has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.     {14:3} you shall not eat any abominable thing. {14:4} These are the beasts which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, {14:5} the hare, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the antelope, and the chamois. {14:6} And every beast that parts the hoof, and has the hoof cloven in two, [and] Chews the cud, among the beasts, that may you eat. {14:7} Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the coney; because they chew the cud but part not the hoof, they are unclean unto you. {14:8} And the swine, because he parts the hoof but Chews not the cud, he is unclean unto you: of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch.     {14:9} These you may eat of all that are in the waters: what ever has fins and scales may you eat; {14:10} and what ever has not fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean unto you.     {14:11} Of all clean birds you may eat. {14:12} But these are they of which you shall not eat: the eagle, and the gier-eagle, and the ospray, {14:13} and the glede, and the falcon, and the kite after its kind, {14:14} and every raven after its kind, {14:15} and the ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the sea-mew, and the hawk after its kind, {14:16} the little owl, and the great owl, and the horned owl, {14:17} and the pelican, and the vulture, and the cormorant, {14:18} and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. {14:19} And all winged creeping things are unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten. {14:20} Of all clean birds you may eat.     {14:21} you shall not eat of anything that dies of itself: you may give it unto the alien that is within your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it unto a foreigner: for you are a holy people unto Yahweh your God. you shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk.     {14:22} you shall surely tithe all the increase of your seed, that which comes forth from the field year by year. {14:23} And you shall eat before Yahweh your God, in the place which he shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there, the tithe of your grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock; that you may learn to fear Yahweh your God always. {14:24} And if the way be too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it, because the place is too far from you, which Yahweh your God shall choose, to set his name there, when Yahweh your God shall bless you; {14:25} then shall you turn it into money, and bind up the money in your hand, and shall go unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose: {14:26} and you shall bestow the money for what ever your soul desires, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for what ever your soul asks of you; and you shall eat there before Yahweh your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household. {14:27} And the Levite that is within your gates, you shall not forsake him; for he has no portion nor inheritance with you.     {14:28} At the end of every three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your increase in the same year, and shall lay it up within your gates: {14:29} and the Levite, because he has no portion nor inheritance with you, and the alien, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

   {o5)15} Deuteronomy 15.    {15:1} At the end of every seven years you shall make a release. {15:2} And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he has lent unto his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother; because Yahweh's release has been proclaimed. {15:3} Of a foreigner you may exact it: but what ever of your is with your brother your hand shall release. {15:4} Howbeit there shall be no poor with you; (for Yahweh will surely bless you in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it;) {15:5} if only you diligently hear unto the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all this commandment which I command you this day. {15:6} For Yahweh your God will bless you, as he promised you: and you shall lend unto many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.     {15:7} If there be with you a poor man, one of your brethren, within any of your gates in your land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother; {15:8} but you shall surely open your hand unto him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need [in that] which he wants. {15:9} Beware that there be not a base thought in your heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cry unto Yahweh against you, and it be sin unto you. {15:10} you shall surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give unto him; because that for this thing Yahweh your God will bless you in all your work, and in all that you put your hand unto. {15:11} For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, you shall surely open your hand unto your brother, to your needy, and to your poor, in your land.     {15:12} If your brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto you, and serve you six years; then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you. {15:13} And when you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty: {15:14} you shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, and out of your threshing-floor, and out of your winepress; as Yahweh your God has blessed you that you shall give unto him. {15:15} And you shall remember that you was a bondman in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God redeemed you: therefore I command you this thing to-day. {15:16} And it shall be, if he say unto you, I will not go out from you; because he agape loves you and your house, because he is well with you; {15:17} then you shall take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be your servant for ever. And also unto your maid-servant you shall do likewise. {15:18} It shall not seem hard unto you, when you let him go free from you; for to the double of the hire of a hireling has he served you six years: and Yahweh your God will bless you in all that you do.     {15:19} All the firstling males that are born of your herd and of your flock you shall sanctify unto Yahweh your God: you shall do no work with the firstling of your herd, nor shear the firstling of your flock. {15:20} you shall eat it before Yahweh your God year by year in the place which Yahweh shall choose, you and your household. {15:21} And if it have any blemish, [as if it be] lame or blind, any ill blemish what ever, you shall not sacrifice it unto Yahweh your God. {15:22} you shall eat it within your gates: the unclean and the clean [shall eat it] alike, as the gazelle, and as the hare. {15:23} Only you shall not eat the blood there; you shall pour it out upon the ground as water.  

      {O5)16} Deuteronomy 16.      {16:1} Observe the moon of Abib, and keep the Passover unto Yahweh your God; for in the moon of Abib Yahweh your God brought you forth out of Egypt by night. {16:2} And you shall sacrifice the Passover unto Yahweh your God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which Yahweh shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there. {16:3} you shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shall you eat unleavened bread with, even the bread of affliction; for you came forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that you may remember the day when you came forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. {16:4} And there shall be no leaven seen with you in all your borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which you sacrifice the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. {16:5} you may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you; {16:6} but at the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell in, there you shall sacrifice the Passover at even, at [midday kill] the start of the going down of the sun, at the season that you came forth out of Egypt. {16:7} And you shall roast and eat it in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose: and you shall turn in the morning, and go unto your tents. {16:8} Six days you shall eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to Yahweh your God; you shall do no work [therein].    

 

{16:9} The [celebration of] Seven solar sevens shall you number unto you: from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain [of wheat sown in the spring] shall you begin to number seven of the solar sevens [of Sabbaton]. {16:10} And you shall celebrate the feast of solar sevens unto Yahweh your God with a tribute of a freewill-offering of your hand, which you shall give, according as Yahweh your God blesses you: {16:11} and you shall rejoice [at beginning of night] before Yahweh your God, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your man-servant, and your maid-servant, and the Levite that is within your gates, and the alien, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are in the midst of you, in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there. {16:12} And you shall remember that you was a bondman in Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes.    

 

{16:13} you shall keep the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that you have gathered in from your threshing-floor and from your winepress: {16:14} and you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your man-servant, and your maid-servant, and the Levite, and the alien, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within your gates. {16:15} Seven days shall you keep a feast unto Yahweh your God in the place which Yahweh shall choose; because Yahweh your God will bless you in all your increase, and in all the work of your hands, and you shall be altogether joyful. {16:16} Three times in a year shall all your males appear before Yahweh your God in the place which he shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of solar sevens, and in the feast of tabernacles; and they shall not appear before Yahweh empty: {16:17} every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Yahweh your God which he has given you.     {16:18} Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with [legal] works of lawful judgment. {16:19} you shall not withhold justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the lawful worker. {16:20} That which is altogether just shall you follow, that you may live, and inherit the land which Yahweh your God gives you.     {16:21} you shall not plant you an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of Yahweh your God, which you shall make you. {16:22} Neither shall you set you up a pillar; which Yahweh your God hates.

   {O5)17} Deuteronomy 17.    {17:1} you shall not sacrifice unto Yahweh your God an ox, or a sheep, wherein is a blemish, [or] anything evil; for that is an abomination unto Yahweh your God.     {17:2} If there be found in the midst of you, within any of your gates which Yahweh your God gives you, man or woman, that does that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh your God, in transgressing his covenant, {17:3} and has gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, or the sun, or the moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; {17:4} and it be told you, and you have heard of it, then shall you inquire diligently; and, behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel, {17:5} then shall you bring forth that man or that woman, who has done this evil thing, unto your gates, even the man or the woman; and you shall stone them to death with stones. {17:6} At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is to die be put to death; at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. {17:7} The hand of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from the midst of you.     {17:8} If there arise a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates; then shall you arise, and get you up unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose; {17:9} and you shall come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days: and you shall inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment. {17:10} And you shall do according to the tenor of the sentence which they shall show you from that place which Yahweh shall choose; and you shall observe to do according to all that they shall teach you: {17:11} according to the tenor of the law which they shall teach you, and according to the judgment which they shall tell you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside from the sentence which they shall show you, to the right hand, nor to the left. {17:12} And the man that does presumptuously, in not hearing unto the priest that stands to minister there before Yahweh your God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and you shall put away the evil from Israel. {17:13} And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.     {17:14} When you are come unto the land which Yahweh your God gives you, and shall possess it, and shall dwell therein, and shall say, I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are round about me; {17:15} you shall surely set him king over you, whom Yahweh your God shall choose: one from among your brethren shall you set king over you; you may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. {17:16} Only he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he may multiply horses; forasmuch as Yahweh has said unto you, you shall from here on return no more that way. {17:17} Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.     {17:18} And it shall be, when he sits upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book, out of [that which is] before the priests the Levites: {17:19} and it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear Yahweh his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them; {17:20} that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of Israel.

   {O5)18} Deuteronomy 18.    {18:1} The priests the Levites, [even] all the tribe of Levi, shall have no portion nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, and his inheritance. {18:2} And they shall have no inheritance among their brethren: Yahweh is their inheritance, as he has spoken unto them. {18:3} And this shall be the priests' due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep, that they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw. {18:4} The first-fruits of your grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, shall you give him. {18:5} For Yahweh your God has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of Yahweh, him and his sons for ever.     {18:6} And if a Levite come from any of your gates out of all Israel, where he sojourns, and come with all the desire of his soul unto the place which Yahweh shall choose; {18:7} then he shall minister in the name of Yahweh his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, who stand there before Yahweh. {18:8} They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which comes of the sale of his patrimony. {18:9} When you are come into the land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. {18:10} There shall not be found with you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one that uses divination, one that practices augury, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer, {18:11} or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer. {18:12} For anyone who do these things is an abomination unto Yahweh: and because of these abominations Yahweh your God does drive them out from before you. {18:13} you shall be perfect with Yahweh your God. {18:14} For these nations, that you shall dispossess, hear unto them that practice augury, and unto diviners; but as for you, Yahweh your God has not suffered you so to do.     {18:15} Yahweh your God will raise up unto you a prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hear; {18:16} according to all that you desires of Yahweh your God in Horeb in the day of the Ekklesia, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Yahweh my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. {18:17} And Yahweh said unto me, They have well said that which they have spoken. {18:18} I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto you; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. {18:19} And it shall come to pass, that anyone who will not hear unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.     {18:20} But the prophet, that shall speak a word presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. {18:21} And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which Yahweh has not spoken? {18:22} when a prophet speaks in the name of Yahweh, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which Yahweh has not spoken: the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you shall not be afraid of him.

    {O5)19} Deuteronomy 19.    {19:1} When Yahweh your God shall cut off the nations, whose land Yahweh your God gives you, and you succeed them, and dwell in their cities, and in their houses; {19:2} you shall set apart three cities for you in the midst of your land, which Yahweh your God gives you to possess it. {19:3} you shall prepare you the way, and divide the borders of your land, which Yahweh your God causes you to inherit, into three parts, that every man slayer may flee there.     {19:4} And this is the case of the man slayer, that shall flee there and live: who so kills his neighbor unawares, and hated him not in time past; {19:5} as when a man goes into the forest with his neighbor to hew wood, and his hand takes a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from off the handle, and lands upon his neighbor, so that he dies; he shall flee unto one of these cities and live: {19:6} lest the avenger of blood pursue the man slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and smite him mortally; because he was not worthy of death, in as much as he hated him not in time past. {19:7} Therefore I command you, saying, you shall set apart three cities for you. {19:8} And if Yahweh your God enlarge your border, as he has sworn unto your fathers, and give you all the land which he promised to give unto your fathers; {19:9} if you shall keep all this commandment to do it, which I command you this day, to Agape love Yahweh your God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shall you add three cities more for you, besides these three: {19:10} that innocent blood be not shed in the midst of your land, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be upon you.

     {19:11} But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally so that he dies, and he flee into one of these cities; {19:12} then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him there, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. {19:13} your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.

    {19:14} you shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which they of old time have set, in your inheritance which you shall inherit, in the land that Yahweh your God gives you to possess it.     {19:15} One witness shall not rise up against a man for any works without law, or for any sin, in any sin that he sins: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall a matter be established. {19:16} If an unlawful working witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing, {19:17} then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges that shall be in those days; {19:18} and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and have testified falsely against his brother; {19:19} then shall you do unto him, as he had thought to do unto his brother: so shall you put away the evil from the midst of you. {19:20} And those that remain shall hear, and fear, and shall from here on commit no more any such evil in the midst of you. {19:21} And your eyes shall not pity; life [shall go] for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

     {O5)20} Deuteronomy 20.    {20:1} When you go forth to battle against your enemies, and sees horses, and chariots, [and] a people more than you, you shall not be afraid of them; for Yahweh your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. {20:2} And it shall be, when you draw near unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people, {20:3} and shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, you draw near this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint; fear not, nor tremble, neither be you affrighted at them; {20:4} for Yahweh your God is he that goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. {20:5} And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man is there that has built a new house, and has not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it. {20:6} And what man is there that has planted a vineyard, and has not used the fruit there? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man use the fruit there. {20:7} And what man is there that has betrothed a wife, and has not taken her? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her. {20:8} And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and faint-hearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart melt as his heart. {20:9} And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that they shall appoint captains of hosts at the head of the people.     {20:10} When you draw near unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it. {20:11} And it shall be, if it make you answer of peace, and open unto you, then it shall be, that all the people that are found therein shall become tributary unto you, and shall serve you. {20:12} And if it will make no peace with you, but will make war against you, then you shall besiege it: {20:13} and when Yahweh your God delivers it into your hand, you shall smite every male of it with the edge of the sword: {20:14} but the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil there, shall you take for a prey unto yourself; and you shall eat the spoil of your enemies, which Yahweh your God has given you. {20:15} Thus shall you do unto all the cities which are very far off from you, which are not of the cities of these nations. {20:16} But of the cities of these peoples, that Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes; {20:17} but you shall utterly destroy them: the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; as Yahweh your God has commanded you; {20:18} that they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so would you sin against Yahweh your God.     {20:19} When you shall besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, you shall not destroy the trees of it by wielding an axe against them; for you may eat of them, and you shall not cut them down; for is the tree of the field man, that it should be besieged of you? {20:20} Only the trees of which you know that they are not trees for food, you shall destroy and cut them down; and you shall build bulwarks against the city that makes war with you, until it fall.

    {O5)21} Deuteronomy 21.    {21:1} If one be found slain in the land which Yahweh your God gives you to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who has smitten him; {21:2} then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain: {21:3} and it shall be, that the city which is nearest unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer of the herd, which has not been wrought with, and which has not drawn in the yoke; {21:4} and the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a valley with running water, which is neither plowed nor sown, and shall break the heifer's neck there in the valley. {21:5} And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Yahweh your God has chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of Yahweh; and according to their word shall every controversy and every stroke be. {21:6} And all the elders of that city, who are nearest unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley; {21:7} and they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it. {21:8} Forgive, O Yahweh, your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and suffer not innocent blood [to remain] in the midst of your people Israel. And the blood shall be forgiven them. {21:9} So shall you put away the innocent blood from the midst of you, when you shall do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh.     {21:10} When you go forth to battle against your enemies, and Yahweh your God delivers them into your hands, and you carries them away captive, {21:11} and sees among the captives a beautiful woman, and you have a desire unto her, and would take her to you to wife; {21:12} then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and part her nails; {21:13} and she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in your house, and bewail her father and her mother a full moon: and after that you shall go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. {21:14} And it shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money, you shall not deal with her as a slave, because you have humbled her.     {21:15} If a man have two wives, the one agape beloved, and the other hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the first-born son be hers that was hated; {21:16} then it shall be, in the day that he causes his sons to inherit that which he has, that he may not make the son of the agape beloved the first-born before the son of the hated, who is the first-born: {21:17} but he shall acknowledge the first-born, the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that he has; for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the first-born is his.     {21:18} If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, that will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and, though they chasten him, will not hear unto them; {21:19} then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; {21:20} and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. {21:21} And all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones: so shall you put away the evil from the midst of you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.     {21:22} And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and you hang him on a tree; {21:23} his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but you shall surely bury him the same day; for he that is hanged is accursed of God; that you defile not your land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance.  

   {O5)22} Deuteronomy 22.    {22:1} you shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them: you shall surely bring them again unto your brother. {22:2} And if your brother be not near unto you, or if you know him not, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall be with you until your brother seek after it, and you shall restore it to him. {22:3} And so shall you do with his ass; and so shall you do with his garment; and so shall you do with every lost thing of your brother's, which he has lost, and you have found: you may not hide yourself. {22:4} you shall not see your brother's donkey or his ox fallen down by the way, and hide yourself from them: you shall surely help him to lift them up again.     {22:5} A woman shall not wear that which pertains unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for anyone who do these things is an abomination unto Yahweh your God.     {22:6} If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall not take the dam with the young: {22:7} you shall surely let the dam go, but the young you may take unto yourself; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days.     {22:8} When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you bring not blood upon your house, if any man fall from there.     {22:9} you shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole fruit be forfeited, the seed which you have sown, and the increase of the vineyard. {22:10} you shall not plow with an ox and an donkey together. {22:11} you shall not wear a mingled stuff, wool and linen together.     {22:12} you shall make you fringes upon the four borders of your vesture, wherewith you cover yourself.     {22:13} If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, {22:14} and lay shameful things to her charge, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came near to her, I found not in her the tokens of virginity; {22:15} then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate; {22:16} and the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hates her; {22:17} and, lo, he has laid shameful things [to her charge], saying, I found not in your daughter the tokens of virginity; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city. {22:18} And the elders of that city shall take the man and chasten him; {22:19} and they shall fine him a hundred [shekels] of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he has brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days. {22:20} But if this thing be true, that the tokens of virginity were not found in the damsel; {22:21} then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shall you put away the evil from the midst of you.     {22:22} If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shall you put away the evil from Israel.     {22:23} If there be a damsel that is a virgin betrothed unto a husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; {22:24} then you shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he has humbled his neighbor's wife: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you.     {22:25} But if the man find the damsel that is betrothed in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die: {22:26} but unto the damsel you shall do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man rises against his neighbor, and slays him, even so is this matter; {22:27} for he found her in the field, the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.     {22:28} If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, that is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; {22:29} then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty [shekels] of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has humbled her; he may not put her away all his days.     {22:30} A man shall not take his father's wife, and shall not uncover his father's skirt.  

     {O5)23} Deuteronomy 23.    {23:1} He that is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the Ekklesia of Yahweh.     {23:2} A bastard shall not enter into the Ekklesia of Yahweh; even to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the Ekklesia of Yahweh.     {23:3} An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the Ekklesia of Yahweh; even to the tenth generation shall none belonging to them enter into the Ekklesia of Yahweh for ever: {23:4} because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. {23:5} Nevertheless Yahweh your God would not hear unto Balaam; but Yahweh your God turned the curse into a blessing unto you, because Yahweh your God agape loved you. {23:6} you shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days for ever.     {23:7} you shall not abhor an Edomite; for he is your brother: you shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you was a alien in his land. {23:8} The children of the third generation that are born unto them shall enter into the Ekklesia of Yahweh.     {23:9} When you go forth in camp against your enemies, then you shall keep you from every evil thing. {23:10} If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of that which by chance him at night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp: {23:11} but it shall be, when evening comes on, he shall bathe himself in water; and when the sun is down, he shall come within the camp. {23:12} you shall have a place also outside the camp, where you shall go forth abroad: {23:13} and you shall have a paddle among your weapons; and it shall be, when you sits down abroad, you shall dig with, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you: {23:14} for Yahweh your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore shall your camp be holy, that he may not see an unclean thing in you, and turn away from you.     {23:15} You shall not deliver unto his master a servant that is escaped from his master unto you: {23:16} he shall dwell with you, in the midst of you, in the place which he shall choose within one of your gates, where it pleases him best: you shall not oppress him.     {23:17} There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel. {23:18} you shall not bring the hire of a whore, or the wages of a dog, into the house of Yahweh your God for any vow: for even both these are an abomination unto Yahweh your God.     {23:19} you shall not lend upon interest to your brother; interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of anything that is lent upon interest: {23:20} unto a foreigner you may lend upon interest; but unto your brother you shall not lend upon interest, that Yahweh your God may bless you in all that you put your hand unto, in the land where you go in to possess it.     {23:21} When you shall vow a vow unto Yahweh your God, you shall not be slack to pay it: for Yahweh your God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you. {23:22} But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you. {23:23} That which is gone out of your lips you shall observe and do; according as you have vowed unto Yahweh your God, a freewill-offering, which you have promised with your mouth.     {23:24} When you come into your neighbor's vineyard, then you may eat of grapes your fill at your own pleasure; but you shall not put any in your vessel. {23:25} When you come into your neighbor's standing grain, then you may pluck the ears with your hand; but you shall not move a sickle unto your neighbor's standing grain.

  {O5)24} Deuteronomy 24.    {24:1} When a man takes a wife, and marries her, then it shall be, if she find no favor in his eyes, because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. {24:2} And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's [wife]. {24:3} And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, who took her to be his wife; {24:4} her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before Yahweh: and you shall not cause the land to sin, which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance.     {24:5} When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the host, neither shall he be charged with any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he has taken.     {24:6} No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes [a man's] life to pledge.     {24:7} If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and he deal with him as a slave, or sell him; then that thief shall die: so shall you put away the evil from the midst of you.     {24:8} Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so you shall observe to do. {24:9} Remember what Yahweh your God did unto Miriam, by the way as you came forth out of Egypt.     {24:10} When you do lend your neighbor any manner of loan, you shall not go into his house to fetch his pledge. {24:11} you shall stand outside, and the man to whom you do lend shall bring forth the pledge outside unto you. {24:12} And if he be a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge; {24:13} you shall surely restore to him the pledge when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his garment, and bless you: and it shall be lawful works unto you before Yahweh your God.     {24:14} you shall not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of your brethren, or of your aliens that are in your land within your gates: {24:15} in his day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it: lest he cry against you unto Yahweh, and it be sin unto you.     {24:16} The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.     {24:17} you shall not withhold the justice [due] to the alien, [or] to the fatherless, nor take the widow's raiment to pledge; {24:18} but you shall remember that you was a bondman in Egypt, and Yahweh your God redeemed you there: therefore I command you to do this thing.     {24:19} When you reap your harvest in your field, and have forgot a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the alien, for the fatherless, and for the widow; that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. {24:20} When you beat your olive-tree, you shall not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the alien, for the fatherless, and for the widow. {24:21} When you gather [the grapes of] your vineyard, you shall not glean it after you: it shall be for the alien, for the fatherless, and for the widow. {24:22} And you shall remember that you was a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command you to do this thing.

   {O5)25} Deuteronomy 25.    {25:1} If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, and [the judges] judge them; then they shall justify the lawful works, and condemn the wicked; {25:2} and it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his wickedness, by number. {25:3} Forty stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed; lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile unto you.     {25:4} you shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out [the grain].     {25:5} If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married outside unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother unto her. {25:6} And it shall be, that the first-born that she bears shall succeed in the name of his brother that is dead, that his name be not blotted out of Israel. {25:7} And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then his brother's wife shall go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuses to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband's brother unto me. {25:8} Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand, and say, I like not to take her; {25:9} then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto the man that does not build up his brother's house. {25:10} And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that has his shoe loosed.     {25:11} When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draws near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smites him, and puts forth her hand, and takes him by the secrets; {25:12} then you shall cut off her hand, your eye shall have no pity.     {25:13} you shall not have in your bag diverse weights, a great and a small. {25:14} you shall not have in your house diverse measures, a great and a small. {25:15} A perfect and just weight shall you have; a perfect and just measure shall you have: that your days may be long in the land which Yahweh your God gives you. {25:16} For all that do such things, [even] all that do unlawful works, are an abomination unto Yahweh your God.     {25:17} Remember what Amalek did unto you by the way as you came forth out of Egypt; {25:18} how he met you by the way, and smote the hindmost of you, all that were feeble behind you, when you was faint and weary; and he feared not God. {25:19} Therefore it shall be, when Yahweh your God has given you rest from all your enemies round about, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it, that you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget. 

    {O5)26} Deuteronomy 26.    {26:1} And it shall be, when you are come in unto the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance, and posses it, and dwell therein, {26:2} that you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you shall bring in from your land that Yahweh your God gives you; and you shall put it in a basket, and shall go unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there. {26:3} And you shall come unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto Yahweh your God, that I am come unto the land which Yahweh swore unto our fathers to give us. {26:4} And the priest shall take the basket out of your hand, and set it down before the altar of Yahweh your God. {26:5} And you shall answer and say before Yahweh your God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous. {26:6} And the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage: {26:7} and we cried unto Yahweh, the God of our fathers, and Yahweh heard our voice, and saw our affliction, and our toil, and our oppression; {26:8} and Yahweh brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders; {26:9} and he has brought us into this place, and has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. {26:10} And now, behold, I have brought the first of the fruit of the ground, which you, O Yahweh, have given me. And you shall set it down before Yahweh your God, and worship before Yahweh your God: {26:11} and you shall rejoice in all the good which Yahweh your God has given unto you, and unto your house, you, and the Levite, and the alien that is in the midst of you.     {26:12} When you have made an end of tithing all the tithe of your increase in the third year, which is the year of tithing, then you shall give it unto the Levite, to the alien, to the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within your gates, and be filled. {26:13} And you shall say before Yahweh your God, I have put away the hallowed things out of my house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the alien, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all your commandment which you have commanded me: I have not transgressed any of your commandments, neither have I forgotten them: {26:14} I have not eaten of it in my grievings, neither have I put away there, being unclean, nor given of it for the dead: I have heard the voice of Yahweh my God; I have done according to all that you have commanded me. {26:15} Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel, and the ground which you have given us, as you swear unto our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.     {26:16} This day Yahweh your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances: you shall therefore keep and do them with all your heart, and with all your soul. {26:17} you have avouched Yahweh this day to be your God, and that you would walk in his ways, and keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his ordinances, and hear unto his voice: {26:18} and Yahweh has avouched you this day to be a people for his own possession, as he has promised you, and that you should keep all his commandments; {26:19} and to make you high above all nations that he has made, in praise, and in name, and in honor; and that you may be a holy people unto Yahweh your God, as he has spoken. 

    {O5)27} Deuteronomy 27.    {27:1} And Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandment which I command you this day. {27:2} And it shall be on the day when you shall pass over the Jordan unto the land which Yahweh your God gives you, that you shall set you up great stones, and plaster them with plaster: {27:3} and you shall write upon them all the words of this law, when you are passed over; that you may go in unto the land which Yahweh your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has promised you. {27:4} And it shall be, when you are passed over the Jordan, that you shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and you shall plaster them with plaster. {27:5} And there shall you build an altar unto Yahweh your God, an altar of stones: you shall lift up no iron [tool] upon them. {27:6} you shall build the altar of Yahweh your God of uncut stones; and you shall offer burnt-offerings thereon unto Yahweh your God: {27:7} and you shall sacrifice peace-offerings, and shall eat there; and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your God. {27:8} And you shall write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.     {27:9} And Moses and the priests the Levites spoke unto all Israel, saying, Keep silence, and hear, O Israel: this day you are become the people of Yahweh your God. {27:10} you shall therefore obey the voice of Yahweh your God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command you this day.     {27:11} And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, {27:12} These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you are passed over the Jordan: Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin. {27:13} And these shall stand upon mount Ebal for the curse: Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. {27:14} And the Levites shall answer, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice,     {27:15} Cursed be the man that makes a graven or molten image, an abomination unto Yahweh, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.     {27:16} A cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.     {27:17} A cursed be he that removes his neighbor's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.     {27:18} A cursed be he that makes the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.     {27:19} A cursed be he that withholds the justice [due] to the alien, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.     {27:20} A cursed be he that lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.     {27:21} A cursed be he that lies with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.     {27:22} A cursed be he that lies with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.     {27:23} A cursed be he that lies with his mother-in-law. And all the people shall say, Amen.     {27:24} A cursed be he that smites his neighbor in secret. And all the people shall say, Amen.     {27:25} A cursed be he that takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.     {27:26} A cursed be he that confirms not the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.  

     {O5)28} Deuteronomy 28.    {28:1} And it shall come to pass, if you shall hear diligently unto the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that Yahweh your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth: {28:2} and all these blessings shall come upon you, and overtake you, if you shall hear unto the voice of Yahweh your God. {28:3} Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. {28:4} Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock. {28:5} Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough. {28:6} Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.     {28:7} Yahweh will cause your enemies that rise up against you to be smitten before you: they shall come out against you one way, and shall flee before you seven ways. {28:8} Yahweh will command the blessing upon you in your barns, and in all that you put your hand unto; and he will bless you in the land which Yahweh your God gives you. {28:9} Yahweh will establish you for a holy people unto himself, as he has sworn unto you; if you shall keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, and walk in his ways. {28:10} And all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of Yahweh; and they shall be afraid of you. {28:11} And Yahweh will make you plenteous for good, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which Yahweh swore unto your fathers to give you. {28:12} Yahweh will open unto you his good treasure the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shall lend unto many nations, and you shall not borrow. {28:13} And Yahweh will make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath; if you shall hear unto the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I command you this day, to observe and to do [them], {28:14} and shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.     {28:15} But it shall come to pass, if you will not hear unto the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day, that all these curses shall come upon you, and overtake you. {28:16} A cursed shall you be in the city, and A cursed shall you be in the field. {28:17} A cursed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough. {28:18} A cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock. {28:19} A cursed shall you be when you come in, and A cursed shall you be when you go out.     {28:20} Yahweh will send upon you cursing, discomfiture, and rebuke, in all that you put your hand unto to do, until you be destroyed, and until you perish quickly; because of the evil of your doings, whereby you have forsaken me. {28:21} Yahweh will make the pestilence cleave unto you, until he have consumed you from off the land, where you go in to possess it. {28:22} Yahweh will smite you with consumption, and with fever, and with inflammation, and with fiery heat, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue you until you perish. {28:23} And your heaven that is over your head shall be brass, and the earth that is under you shall be iron. {28:24} Yahweh will make the rain of your land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon you, until you be destroyed.     {28:25} Yahweh will cause you to be smitten before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them, and shall flee seven ways before them: and you shall be tossed to and from among all the kingdoms of the earth. {28:26} And your dead body shall be food unto all birds of the heavens, and unto the beasts of the earth; and there shall be none to frighten them away. {28:27} Yahweh will smite you with the boil of Egypt, and with the hemorrhoids, and with the scurvy, and with the itch, where you canst not be healed. {28:28} Yahweh will smite you with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart; {28:29} and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save you. {28:30} you shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: you shall build a house, and you shall not dwell therein: you shall plant a vineyard, and shall not use the fruit there. {28:31} your ox shall be slain before your eyes, and you shall not eat there: your donkey shall be violently taken away from before your face, and shall not be restored to you: your sheep shall be given unto your enemies, and you shall have none to save you. {28:32} Your sons and your daughters shall be given unto another people; and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day: and there shall be nothing in the power of your hand. {28:33} The fruit of your ground, and all your labors, shall a nation which you know not eat up; and you shall be only oppressed and crushed always; {28:34} so that you shall be mad for the sight of your eyes which you shall see. {28:35} Yahweh will smite you in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore boil, where you canst not be healed, from the sole of your foot unto the crown of your head.     {28:36} Yahweh will bring you, and your king whom you shall set over you, unto a nation that you have not known, you nor your fathers; and there shall you serve other gods, wood and stone. {28:37} And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all the peoples where Yahweh shall lead you away. {28:38} you shall carry much seed out into the field, and shall gather little in; for the locust shall consume it. {28:39} you shall plant vineyards and dress them, but you shall neither drink of the wine, nor gather [the grapes]; for the worm shall eat them. {28:40} you shall have olive-trees throughout all your borders, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olive shall cast [its fruit]. {28:41} you shall beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be your; for they shall go into captivity. {28:42} All your trees and the fruit of your ground shall the locust possess. {28:43} The alien that is in the midst of you shall mount up above you higher and higher; and you shall come down lower and lower. {28:44} He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. {28:45} And all these curses shall come upon you, and shall pursue you, and overtake you, till you be destroyed; because you listen not unto the voice of Yahweh your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you: {28:46} and they shall be upon you for a sign and for a wonder, and upon your seed for ever.     {28:47} Because you serve not Yahweh your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, by reason of the abundance of all things; {28:48} therefore shall you serve your enemies that Yahweh shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he have destroyed you. {28:49} Yahweh will bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as the eagle flies; a nation whose tongue you shall not understand; {28:50} a nation of fierce countenance, that shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young, {28:51} and shall eat the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your ground, until you be destroyed; that also shall not leave you grain, new wine, or oil, the increase of your cattle, or the young of your flock, until they have caused you to perish. {28:52} And they shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fortified walls come down, wherein you trust, throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land, which Yahweh your God has given you. {28:53} And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, whom Yahweh your God has given you, in the siege and in the distress wherewith your enemies shall distress you. {28:54} The man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children whom he has remaining; {28:55} so that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat, because he has nothing left him, in the siege and in the distress wherewith your enemy shall distress you in all your gates. {28:56} The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, {28:57} and toward her young one that comes out from between her feet, and toward her children whom she shall bear; for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly, in the siege and in the distress wherewith your enemy shall distress you in your gates.     {28:58} If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and fearful name, YAHWEH YOUR GOD; {28:59} then Yahweh will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of your seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. {28:60} And he will bring upon you again all the diseases of Egypt, which you was afraid of; and they shall cleave unto you. {28:61} Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will Yahweh bring upon you, until you be destroyed. {28:62} And you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because you did not hear unto the voice of Yahweh your God. {28:63} And it shall come to pass, that, as Yahweh rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you, so Yahweh will rejoice over you to cause you to perish, and to destroy you; and you shall be plucked from off the land where you go in to possess it. {28:64} And Yahweh will scatter you among all peoples, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; and there you shall serve other gods, which you have not known, you nor your fathers, even wood and stone. {28:65} And among these nations shall you find no ease, and there shall be no rest for the sole of your foot: but Yahweh will give you there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and pining of soul; {28:66} and your life shall hang in doubt before you; and you shall fear night and day, and shall have no assurance of your life. {28:67} In the morning you shall say, Would it were even! and at even you shall say, Would it were morning! for the fear of your heart which you shall fear, and for the sight of your eyes which you shall see. {28:68} And Yahweh will bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way where I said unto you, you shall see it no more again: and there you shall sell yourselves unto your enemies for bondmen and for bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.  

 

   {O5)29} Deuteronomy 29.    {29:1} These are the words of the covenant which Yahweh commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.     {29:2} And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, you have seen all that Yahweh did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land; {29:3} the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs, and those great wonders: {29:4} but Yahweh has not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. {29:5} And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxed old upon you, and your shoe is not waxed old upon your foot. {29:6} you have not eaten bread, neither have you drunk wine or strong drink; that you may know that I am Yahweh your God. {29:7} And when you came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them: {29:8} and we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of the Manassites. {29:9} Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.     {29:10} you stand this day all of you before Yahweh your God; your heads, your tribes, your elders, and your officers, even all the men of Israel, {29:11} your little ones, your wives, and your alien that is in the midst of your camps, from the hewer of your wood unto the drawer of your water; {29:12} that you may enter into the covenant of Yahweh your God, and into his oath, which Yahweh your God makes with you this day; {29:13} that he may establish you this day unto himself for a people, and that he may be unto you a God, as he spoke unto you, and as he swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.     {29:14} Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath, {29:15} but with him that stands here with us this day before Yahweh our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day {29:16} (for you know how we dwelt in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the midst of the nations through which you passed; {29:17} and you have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them); {29:18} lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from Yahweh our God, to go to serve the gods of those nations; lest there should be among you a root that bears gall and wormwood; {29:19} and it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart, to destroy the moist with the dry. {29:20} Yahweh will not pardon him, but then the anger of Yahweh and his jealousy will smoke against that man, and all the curses that is written in this book shall lie upon him, and Yahweh will blot out his name from under heaven. {29:21} And Yahweh will set him apart unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that is written in this book of the law.     {29:22} And the generation to come, your children that shall rise up after you, and the foreigner that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses wherewith Yahweh has made it sick; {29:23} [and that] the whole land of it is brimstone, and salt, [and] a burning, [that] it is not sown, nor bears, nor any grass grows therein, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which Yahweh overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: {29:24} even all the nations shall say, Therefore has Yahweh done thus unto this land? what means the heat of this great anger? {29:25} Then men shall say, Because they forsook the covenant of Yahweh, the God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, {29:26} and went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods that they knew not, and that he had not given unto them: {29:27} therefore the anger of Yahweh was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curse that is written in this book; {29:28} and Yahweh rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as at this day. {29:29} The secret things belong unto Yahweh our God; but the things that are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.  

   {O5)30} Deuteronomy 30.    {30:1} And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, where Yahweh your God has driven you, {30:2} and shall return unto Yahweh your God, and shall obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul; {30:3} that then Yahweh your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion upon you, and will return and gather you from all the peoples, where Yahweh your God has scattered you. {30:4} If [any of] your outcasts be in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there will Yahweh your God gather you, and from there will he fetch you: {30:5} and Yahweh your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and he will do you good, and multiply you above your fathers. {30:6} And Yahweh your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to agape love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live. {30:7} And Yahweh your God will put all these curses upon your enemies, and on them that hate you, that persecuted you. {30:8} And you shall return and obey the voice of Yahweh, and do all his commandments which I command you this day. {30:9} And Yahweh your God will make you plenteous in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your ground, for good: for Yahweh will again rejoice over you for good, as he rejoiced over your fathers; {30:10} if you shall obey the voice of Yahweh your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law; if you turn unto Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul.     {30:11} For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. {30:12} It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, and make us to hear it, that we may do it? {30:13} Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, and make us to hear it, that we may do it? {30:14} But the word is very near unto you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may do it.     {30:15} See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil; {30:16} in that I command you this day to agape love Yahweh your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, that you may live and multiply, and that Yahweh your God may bless you in the land where you go in to possess it. {30:17} But if your heart turn away, and you will not hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; {30:18} I denounce unto you this day, that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land, where you pass over the Jordan to go in to possess it. {30:19} I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that you may live, you and your seed; {30:20} to agape love Yahweh your God, to obey his voice, and to cleave unto him; for he is your life, and the length of your days; that you may dwell in the land which Yahweh swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.  

   {O5)31} Deuteronomy 31.    {31:1} And Moses went and spoke these words unto all Israel. {31:2} And he said unto them, I am a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: and Yahweh has said unto me, you shall not go over this Jordan. {31:3} Yahweh your God, he will go over before you; he will destroy these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess them: [and] Joshua, he shall go over before you, as Yahweh has spoken. {31:4} And Yahweh will do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og, the kings of the Amorites, and unto their land; whom he destroyed. {31:5} And Yahweh will deliver them up before you, and you shall do unto them according unto all the commandment which I have commanded you. {31:6} Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them: for Yahweh your God, he it is that does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you. {31:7} And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of good courage: for you shall go with this people into the land which Yahweh has sworn unto their fathers to give them; and you shall cause them to inherit it. {31:8} And Yahweh, he it is that does go before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you, neither forsake you: fear not, neither be dismayed.     {31:9} And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, that bare the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and unto all the elders of Israel. {31:10} And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of [every] seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, {31:11} when all Israel is come to appear before Yahweh your God in the place which he shall choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing. {31:12} Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little ones, and your alien that is within your gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear Yahweh your God, and observe to do all the words of this law; {31:13} and that their children, who have not known, may hear, and learn to fear Yahweh your God, as long as you live in the land where you go over the Jordan to possess it.     {31:14} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Behold, your day’s approach that you must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tent of meeting. {31:15} And Yahweh appeared in the Tent in a pillar of cloud: and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent. {31:16} And Yahweh said unto Moses, Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers; and this people will rise up, and play the whore after the strange gods of the land, where they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. {31:17} Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall come upon them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us? {31:18} And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evil which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods. {31:19} Now therefore write you this song for you, and teach you it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. {31:20} For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore unto their fathers, flowing with milk and honey, and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxed fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and despise me, and break my covenant. {31:21} And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are come upon them, that this song shall testify before them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they frame this day, before I have brought them into the land which I swore. {31:22} So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel. {31:23} And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of good courage; for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore unto them: and I will be with you.     {31:24} And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, {31:25} that Moses commanded the Levites, that bare the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, saying, {31:26} Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, that it may be there for a witness against you. {31:27} For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against Yahweh; and how much more after my death? {31:28} Assemble unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to witness against them. {31:29} For I know that after my death you will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because you will do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.     {31:30} And Moses spoke in the ears of all the Ekklesia of Israel the words of this song, until they were finished.

   {O5)32} Deuteronomy 32. {32:1} Give ear, you heavens, and I will speak; And let the earth hear the words of my mouth. {32:2} My instructions shall drop as the rain; My speech shall distil as the dew, As the small rain upon the tender grass, And as the showers upon the herb. {32:3} For I will proclaim the name of Yahweh: Ascribe you greatness unto our God. {32:4} The Rock, his work is perfect; For all his ways are justice: A God of faithfulness and outside works without law, Just and right is he. {32:5} They have dealt corruptly with him, [they are] not his children,       [it is] their blemish; [They are] a perverse and crooked generation. {32:6} Do you thus requite Yahweh, O foolish people and unwise? Is not he your father that has bought you? He has made you, and established you. {32:7} Remember the days of old, Consider the years of many generations: Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you. {32:8} When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, When he separated the children of men, He set the bounds of the peoples According to the number of the children of Israel. {32:9} For Yahweh's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. {32:10} He found him in a desert land, And in the waste howling wilderness; He compassed him about, he cared for him, He kept him as the apple of his eye. {32:11} As an eagle that stirs up her nest, That flutters over her young, He spread abroad his wings, he took them, He bare them on his pinions. {32:12} Yahweh alone did lead him, And there was no foreign god with him. {32:13} He made him ride on the high places of the earth, And he did eat the increase of the field; And he made him to suck honey out of the rock, And oil out of the flinty rock; {32:14} Butter of the herd, and milk of the flock, With fat of lambs, And rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, With the finest of the wheat; And of the blood of the grape you drank wine. {32:15} But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you agape beloved are waxed fat, you are grown thick, you are become sleek; Then he forsook God who made him, And [only] lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. {32:16} They moved him to jealousy with strange [gods]; With abominations provoked they him to anger. {32:17} They sacrificed unto demons, [which were] no God, To gods that they knew not, To new [gods] that came up of late, Which your fathers dreaded not. {32:18} Of the Rock that begot you then you are unmindful, And have forgotten God that gave you birth. {32:19} And Yahweh saw [it], and abhorred [them], Because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters. {32:20} And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: For they are a very perverse generation, Children in whom is no faithfulness. {32:21} They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; They have provoked me to anger with their vanities: And I will move them to jealousy with those that are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. {32:22} For a fire is kindled in mine anger, And burns unto the lowest Sheol, And devours the earth with its increase, And sets on fire the foundations of the mountains. {32:23} I will heap evils upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them: {32:24} [They shall be] wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning       heat And bitter destruction; And the teeth of beasts will I send upon them, With the poison of crawling things of the dust. {32:25} outside shall the sword bereave, And in the chambers terror; [It shall destroy] both young man and virgin, The suckling with the man of gray hairs. {32:26} I said, I would scatter them afar, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men; {32:27} Were it not that I feared the provocation of the enemy, Lest their adversaries should judge amiss, Lest they should say, Our hand is exalted, And Yahweh has not done all this. {32:28} For they are a nation void of counsel, And there is no understanding in them. {32:29} Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end! {32:30} How should one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Except their Rock had sold them, And Yahweh had delivered them up? {32:31} For their rock is not as our Rock, Even our enemies themselves being judges. {32:32} For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, And of the fields of Gomorrah: Their grapes are grapes of gall, Their clusters are bitter: {32:33} Their wine is the poison of serpents, And the cruel venom of asps. {32:34} Is not this laid up in store with me, Sealed up among my treasures? {32:35} Vengeance is mine, and recompense, At the time when their foot shall slide: For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things that are to come upon them shall make haste. {32:36} For Yahweh will judge his people, And repent himself for his servants; When he sees that [their] power is gone, And there is none [remaining], shut up or left at large. {32:37} And he will say, Where are their gods, The rock in which they took refuge; {32:38} Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, [And] drank the wine of their drink-offering? Let them rise up and help you, Let them be your protection. {32:39} See now that I, even I, am he, And there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; And there is none that can deliver out of my hand. {32:40} For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live for ever, {32:41} If I whet my glittering sword, And my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine adversaries, And will recompense them that hate me. {32:42} I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, And my sword shall devour flesh; With the blood of the slain and the captives, From the head of the leaders of the enemy. {32:43} Rejoice, O you nations, [with] his people: For he will avenge the blood of his servants, And will render vengeance to his adversaries, And will make expiation for his land, for his people.     {32:44} And Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun. {32:45} And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel; {32:46} And he said unto them, Set your heart unto all the words which I testify unto you this day, which you shall command your children to observe to do, [even] all the words of this law. {32:47} For it is no vain thing for you; because it is your life, and through this thing you shall prolong your days in the land, where you go over the Jordan to possess it.     {32:48} And Yahweh spoke unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, {32:49} Get you up into this mountain of Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession; {32:50} and die in the mount where you go up, and be gathered unto your people, as Aaron your brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people: {32:51} because you trespassed against me in the midst of the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah of Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because you sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. {32:52} For you shall see the land before you; but you shall not go there into the land which I give the children of Israel. 

      {O5)33} Deuteronomy 33.    {33:1} And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. {33:2} And he said, Yahweh came from Sinai, And rose from Seir unto them; He shined forth from mount Paran, And he came from the ten thousands of holy ones: At his right hand was a fiery law for them. {33:3} behold, he agape loved the people; All his Holy People are in your hand: And they sat down at your feet; [Every one] shall receive of your words. {33:4} Moses commanded us a law, An inheritance for the assembly of Jacob. {33:5} And he was king in Jeshurun, When the heads of the people were gathered, All the tribes of Israel together. {33:6} Let Reuben live, and not die; Nor let his men be few.     {33:7} And this is [the blessing] of Judah: and he said, Hear, Yahweh, the voice of Judah, And bring him in unto his people. With his hands he contended for himself; And you shall be a help against his adversaries.     {33:8} And of Levi he said, Your Thummim and your Urim are with your godly one, Whom you did prove at Massah, With whom you did strive at the waters of Meribah; {33:9} Who said of his father, and of his mother, I have not seen him; Neither did he acknowledge his brethren, Nor knew he his own children: For they have observed your word, And keep your covenant. {33:10} They shall teach Jacob your ordinances, And Israel your law: They shall put incense before you, And whole burnt-offering upon your altar. {33:11} Bless, Yahweh, his substance, And accept the work of his hands: Smite through the loins of them that rise up against him, And of them that hate him, that they rise not again.     {33:12} Of Benjamin he said, The agape beloved of Yahweh shall dwell in safety by him; He covers him all the day long, And he dwells between his shoulders.     {33:13} And of Joseph he said, Blessed of Yahweh be his land, For the precious things of heaven, for the dew, And for the deep that couches beneath, {33:14} And for the precious things of the fruits of the sun, And for the precious things of the growth of the moons, {33:15} And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, And for the precious things of the everlasting hills, {33:16} And for the precious things of the earth and the fullness       there, And the good will of him that dwelt in the bush. Let [the blessing] come upon the head of Joseph, And upon the crown of the head of him that was separate from his       brethren. {33:17} The firstling of his herd, majesty is his; And his horns are the horns of the wild-ox: With them he shall push the peoples all of them, [even] the ends of the       earth: And they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And they are the thousands of Manasseh.     {33:18} And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; And, Issachar, in your tents. {33:19} They shall call the peoples unto the mountain; There shall they offer sacrifices of lawful works: For they shall suck the abundance of the seas, And the hidden treasures of the sand.     {33:20} And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlarges Gad: He dwells as a lioness, And tears the arm, behold, the crown of the head. {33:21} And he provided the first part for himself, For there was the lawgiver's portion reserved; And he came [with] the heads of the people; He executed the lawful works of Yahweh, And his ordinances with