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HOLY SCRIPTURES 



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THE mm SCEIPTURES 



ACCORDING TO THE MASORETIC TEXT 



A NEW TRANSLATION 



WITH THE* AID OF PREVIOUS VERSIONS AND WITH 
CONSTANT CONSULTATION OF JEWISH AUTHORITIES 



PHILADELPHIA 

THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA 

5677-1917 



Copyright, 1917, 

By The Jewish Publication Society of America 
All rights reserved 



Third Impression, August, 1919 



The Lakeside Press, Chicago 



PREFACE 

THE sacred task of translating the Word of God, as revealed to Israel 
through lawgiver, prophet, psalmist, and sage, began at an early dale. 
According to an ancient rabbinic interpretation, Joshua had the Torah 
engraved upon the stones of the altar (Joshua viii. 32) not in the origi- 
nal Hebrew alone, but in all the languages of mankind, which were held 
to be seventy, in order that all men might become acquainted with 
the words of the Scriptures. This statement, with its universalistic 
tendency, is, of course, a reflex of later times, when the Hebrew Scrip- 
tures had become a subject of curiosity and perhaps also of anxiety to 
the pagan or semi-pagan world. 

While this tradition contains an element of truth, it is certain that 
the primary object of translating the Bible was to minister to a need 
nearer home. Upon the establishment of the Second Commonwealth 
under Ezra and Nehemiah, it became imperative to make the Torah 
of God 'distinct and giving sense' through the means of interpretation 
(Nehemiah viii. 8 and xiii. 24), that the Word of God migHt be under- 
stood by all the people. The Rabbis perceived in this activity of the 
first generation of the Sopherim the origin of the Aramaic translation 
known as the Targum, first made orally and afterwards committed to 
writing, which was necessitated by the fact that Israel had forgotten 
the sacred language, 'and spoke the idiom current in a large part of 
western Asia. All this, however, is veiled in obscurity, as is the whole 
inner history of the Jews during the Persian rule. 

The historic necessity for translation was repeated with all the 
great changes in Israel's career. It is enough to point to the Septua- 
gint, or the Greek translation of the Scriptures, the product of Israel's 
contact with the Hellenistic civilization dominating the world at that 
time; to the Arabic translation by the Gaon Saadya, when the great 
majority of the Jewish people came under the sceptre of Mohammedan 
rulers; and to the German translation by Mendelssohn and his school, 
at the dawn of a new epoch, which brought the Jews in Europe, most 
of whom spoke a German dialect, into closer contact with their neigh- 

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hours. These translations are all historical products intimately con- 
nected with Israel's wanderings among the nations and with the great 
events of mankind in general. 

Ancient and continuous as this task of translation was, it would be a 
mistake to think that there were no misgivings about it. At least it is 
certain that opinions were divided as to the desirability of such under- 
takings. While Philo and his Alexandrian coreligionists looked upon 
the translation of the Seventy as a work of inspired men, the Pales- 
tinian Rabbis subsequently considered the day on which the Septua- 
gint was completed as one of the most unfortunate in Israel's history, 
seeing that the Torah could never be adequately translated. And 
there are indications enough that the consequences of such translations 
wfere not all of a desirable nature. However, in view of the eagerness 
with which they were undertaken almost in every land and in every 
great epoch of the world's history, it is evident that the people at large 
approved of such translations, thinking them to be a heave-offering 
to the Lord of each newly acquired vernacular adopted in the course 
of the ever-changing conditions of history, and in particular a tribute 
to the beauty of Japheth dwelling in the spiritual tents of Israel. 

The greatest change in the life of Israel during the last two genera- 
tions was his renewed acquaintance with English-speaking civilization. 
Out of a handful of immigrants from Central Europe and the East 
who saw the shores of the New World, or even of England and her 
colonies, we have grown under Providence both in numbers and in 
importance, so that we constitute now the greatest section of Israel 
living in a single country outside of Russia. We are only following in 
the footsteps of our great predecessors when, with the growth of our 
numbers, we have applied ourselves to the sacred task of preparing a 
new translation of the Bible into the English language, which, unless 
all signs fail, is to become the current speech of the majority of the 
children of Israel. 

The need of such a translation was felt long ago. Mention may 
here be made of the work of Isaac Leeser in America, which was 
both preceded and followed by two translations produced in England: 
the one by Dr. A. Benisch, the other by Dr. Michael Friedlander. 

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The most popular, however, among these translations was that of 
Leeser, which was not only the accepted version in all the synagogues 
of the United States, but was also reproduced in England. Its great 
merit consisted in the fact that it incorporated all the improvements 
proposed by the Mendelssohn School and their successors, whose com- 
bined efforts were included and further developed in the so-called 
Zunz Bible, which enjoyed a certain authority among German Jews for 
several generations. With the advance of time and the progress made 
in almost all departments of Bible study, it was found that Leeser's 
translation would bear improvement and recasting. 

Steps leading to the preparation of a new translation into the 
English language were taken by the Jewish Publication Society of 
America in 1892. It was intended to secure, if possible, through the 
co-operation of scholars in the United States and in Great Britain, a 
new translation of each book, and to place it in the hands of an 
Editorial Committee, who by correspondence with the translators 
should harmonize the results of the work of the individual contributors. 
This method was followed until 1901 under the general direction of 
Doctor Marcus Jastrow, Editor-in-Chief, with Doctor * Kaufman 
Kohler and Doctor Frederick de Sola Mendes as the other members 
of the Editorial Committee.* 

ft There is given herewith a list of the translations prepared for the Society: 

Genesis, Max Landsberg, Rochester, N.Y. Obadiah and Jonah, J. Voorsanger (de- 
Exodus and Leviticus, L. N. Dembitz ceased), San Francisco, California. 

(deceased), Louisville, Ky. Micah, Maurice H. Harris, New York. 

Numbers, David Philipson, Cincinnati, Nahum, L. Mayer (deceased), Pitts- 

Ohio. burgh, Pa. 

Deuteronomy, F de Sola Mendes, New Habakkuk, R. Grossman, New York. 

York. Zephaniah, M. Schlesinger, Albany, N Y. 



. 

Joshua, Joseph H. Hertz, London, Eng- Haggai, S. Mendelsohn, Wilmington, 

land. N. C. 

Judges, Stephen S. Wise, New York. Malachi, D. Davidson, New York. 

II Samuel, Bernard Drachman, New Job, Marcus Jastrow (deceased), Phila- 

York. , delphia, Pa. 

Jeremiah, Sabato Morals (deceased), Ruth, Joseph Krauskopf, Philadelphia, 

Philadelphia, P*,. Pa. 

Ezekiel, Henry W. Schneeberger, Balti- Ecclesiastes, Gustav Gottheil (deceased), 

more, Md New York. 

Joel, Oscar Cohen (deceased), Mobile, Esther, William Rosenau, Baltimore, Md. 

Ala. I and II Chronicles, M. Mielriner (de- 

Amos, H. Pereira Mendes, New York. ceased), Cincinnati, Ohio. 



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It became apparent in 1901 that by this procedure the publica- 
tion of a translation of the entire Hebrew Bible would be indefin- 
itely delayed, and accordingly the Book of Psalms, translated 
by Doctor Kohler and revised by his colleagues, was given to the 
press and issued in 1903. The death of Doctor Jastrow in that 
year required the formation of a new committee under the chair- 
manship of Doctor Solomon Schechter. This committee, however, 
soon found that the method adopted was too complex, and that it 
was impossible to accomplish by correspondence the extensive work 
required. 

In 1908 the Jewish Publication Society of America and the Central 
Conference of American Rabbis reached an agreement to co-operate in 
bringing out the new translation upon a revised plan of having the en- 
tire work done by a Board of Editors instead of endeavoring to har- 
monize the translations of individual contributors. As a result of this 
understanding the present Board, composed of Doctor Solomon Schech- 
ter, Doctor Cyrus Adler, and^Doctor Joseph Jacobs, representing the 
Jewish Publication Society of America, and Doctor Kaufman Kohler, 
Doctor David Philipson, and Doctor Samuel Schulman, representing 
the Central Conference of American Rabbis, was constituted, and by 
mutual agreement Professor Max L. Margolis was chosen as the 
seventh member, he to be the Editor-in-Chief of the work and Secretary 
to the Editorial Board, of which Doctor Cyrus Adler was elected Chair- 
man. Incidentally the selection thus made resulted in an equal repre- 
sentation of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America at New York, 
of the Hebrew Union College at Cincinnati, and of the Dropsie College 
for Hebrew and Cognate Learning at Philadelphia. For one year Pro- 
fessor Israel Friedlaender acted as a member of the Board in the stead 
of Doctor Schechter. 

The method employed by the Board was as follows: 
- In preparing the manuscript for consideration by the Board of Edit- 
ors, Professor Margolis took into account the existing English versions, 
the standard commentaries, ancient and modern, the translations 
already made for the Jewish Publication Society of America, the 
divergent renderings from the Revised Version prepared for the Jews of 



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England, the marginal notes of the Revised Version, and the changes of 
the American Committee of Revisers. Due weight was given to the 
ancient versions as establishing a tradition of interpretation, notably 
the Septuagint and the versions of Aquila, Symmachus, and Theodo- 
tion, the Targums, the Peshitta, the Vulgate, and the Arabic version 
of Saadya. Talmudic and midrashic allusions and all available Jewish 
commentators, both the great mediaeval authorities, like Rashi, Kimhi, 
and Ibn Ezra, and the moderns S. D. Luzzatto, Malbim, and Ehrlich, 
as well as all the important non-Jewish commentators, were consulted. 
On this basis, a manuscript was prepared by the Editor-in-Chief and 
a copy sent to every member of the Board of Editors. Sixteen meet- 
ings, covering a period of seven years and occupying one hundred and 
sixty working days, were held, at which the proposals in this manu- 
script and many additional suggestions by the members of the Board 
were considered. Each point was thoroughly discussed, and the view 
of the majority was incorporated into the manuscript. When the 
Board was evenly divided, the Chairman cast the deciding vote. 
From time to time sub-committees were at work upon points left open, 
and their reports, submitted to the Board, were discussed and voted 
upon. The proof of the entire work was sent to each member of the 
Board for revision, and the new proposals which were made by one or 
another were in turn submitted to a vote by correspondence and to a 
final vote at the last meeting of the Board, held in October- 
November, 1915. 

The present translation is the first for which a group of men repre- 
sentative of Jewish learning among English-speaking Jews assume joint 
responsibility, all previous efforts in the English language having been 
the work of individual translators. It has a character of its own. 
It aims to combine the spirit of Jewish tradition with the results of 
biblical scholarship, ancient, mediseval, and modern. It gives to the 
Jewish world a translation of the Scriptures done by men imbued 
with the Jewish consciousness, while the non-Jewish world, it is hoped, 
will welcome a translation that presents many passages from the Jewish 
traditional point of view. 

The repeated efforts by Jews in the field of biblical translation 

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show their sentiment toward translations prepared by other denomina- 
tions. The dominant feature of this sentiment, apart from the thought 
that the christological interpretations in non-Jewish translations are 
out of place in a Jewish Bible, is and was that the Jew cannot afford 
to have his Bible translation prepared for him by others. He cannot 
have it as a gift, even as he cannot borrow his soul from others. If a 
new country and a new language metamorphose him into a new man, 
the duty of this new man is to prepare a new garb and a new method 
of expression for what is most sacred and most dear to him. 

We are, it is hardly needful to say, deeply grateful for the works of 
our non-Jewish predecessors, such as the Authorised Version with its 
admirable diction, which can never be surpassed, as well as for the Re- 
vised Version with its ample learning but they are not ours. The 
Editors have not only used these famous English versions, but they 
have gone back to the earlier translations of Wycliffe, Tyndale, Cover- 
dale, the Bishops' Bible, and the Douai Version, which is the author- 
ised English translation of the Vulgate used by the Roman Catholics; 
in a word, upon doubtful points in style, all English versions have 
been drawn upon. The renditions of parts of the Hebrew Scriptures 
by Lowth and others in the eighteenth century and by Cheyne and 
Driver in our own days were likewise consulted. 

As to the text and order of the biblical books, the present translation 
follows Jewish tradition, the Sacred Scriptures having come down in a 
definite compass and in a definite text. They are separated into three 
divisions: Law (Torah, Pentateuch), Prophets (Nebi'im), Writings 
(Ketubim) . Each of these possesses a different degree of holiness or au- 
thority. In the Prophets and the Wntings the order of the books varies 
in manuscripts or among Jewish authorities; but there is absolute 
agreement as to the compass of these two divisions, and no book is trans- 
posed from the one into the other. Thus Ruth, Lamentations, and 
Daniel are all placed in the division of Writings not among the 
Prophets, as in non-Jewish versions. 

With every step by which each of the three parts was sealed, noth- 
ing to be added or to be taken away, the text was likewise fixed and 
thenceforth made the object of zealous watchfulness. Even with re- 

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gard to the latest book of our Scriptures, we read its text substan- 
tially in the form in which the great Rabbi Akiba read it, he who 
said that the system by which the sacred text was guarded constituted 
a fence about the Scriptures. In that system, at first oral and later com- 
mitted to writing, the letters were actually counted and lists made, to 
the end that no alterations should creep in at the hands of careless 
scribes The first to collect the notes known as Masorah was Jacob 
ben Haim Ibn Adonijah, the editor of the second Rabbinic Bible. In our 
own day many scholars have been prominent in this field of labour, 
chief among whom are Wolf Heidenheim, S. Frensdorff, S. Baer, and 
C. D. Ginsburg. We have" followed Baer's text a and for the parts not 
edited by him that of Ginsburg. Not only does the text known as the 
masoretic represent the text current in the Synagogue with regard to 
consonants, but also with regard to its signs standing for vowels and 
accents, both of which embody the interpretation accepted by the Syna- 
gogue. While in the scrolls which are read in the Synagogue the bare 
consonants are alone permitted, readers must prepare themselves from 
copies allowed for private use, in ancient times written and now printed, 
which contain the additional signs for vowels and accents. A transla- 
tion must naturally follow the guide of the latter. Moreover, the pub- 
lic reader is bound in certain cases to substitute mentally other con- 
sonants in the place of those found in the scrolls, in accordance with 
the marginal annotations in the copies intended for private use. These 
variants are taken traditionally for corrections, and the public reader 
who persists in ignoring them forfeits his position. It is true that in 
the case of such variations the Jewish commentators of the Middle Ages 
sought to elicit a meaning also from the textual reading, and seem here 
and there tacitly to give it preference, but all this partakes of the na- 
ture of private judgment, and does not affect the uniform practice 
of the public readings in the Synagogue. While as a rule the margin 
(Kere) was followed, we have occasionally adopted the consonants of 

a lt should be noted that in the otherwise excellent edition of Baer the word pH 
has been omitted by mistake in Proverbs v. 20. In EzeMel ix. 9 the Board devi- 
ated from the Baer edition and accepted the reading D^E"! instead of DEH. In 
Psalm bdi. 4 the vocalization of Ben Naphtali was followed instead of that of 
Ben Asher usually adopted by Baer. 



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the text (Ketib), as for instance in Psalm cxxxix. 16, and II Chroni- 
cles xxiv. 27; xxxiv. 9. 

A translation destined for the people can follow only one text, and 
that must be the traditional. Nevertheless a translator is not a tran- 
scriber of the text. His principal function is to make the Hebrew intel- 
ligible. Faithful though he must be to the Hebrew idiom, he will 
nevertheless be forced by the genius of the English language to use cir- 
cumlocution, to add a word or two, to alter the sequence of words, and 
the like. In general, our rule has been that, where the word or 
words added are implied in the Hebrew construction, no device is used 
to mark the addition; where, on the other hand, the addition is 
not at once to be inferred from the original wording and yet seems 
necessary for the understanding, it has been enclosed in brackets. 
Naturally opinion will differ as to what may be deemed an addition 
warranted by the Hebrew construction and what may not, but as 
intelligibility was the principal aim, the Editors have felt justified in 
making their additions, sparingly it is true, but nevertheless as often as 
the occasion required. 

We have thought it proper to limit the margin to the shortest com- 
pass, confining it to such elucidation of and references to the literal mean- 
ing as are absolutely necessary for making the translation intelligible. 
The Rabbis enumerate eighteen instances in which the scribes con- 
sciously altered the text. We have called attention to a change of this 
nature in Judges xviii. 30. 

Personal pronouns referring to the Deity have been capitalized. 
As an aid to clearness direct discourse has been indicated by quotation 
marks. In the prophetical writings, where the speech of the prophet 
imperceptibly glides into the words of the Deity, and in the legal 
portions of the Pentateuch, it has been thought best to use quotation 
marks sparingly. Although the spelling of proper names in the Eng- 
lish Bible in many instances deviates somewhat from an accurate 
representation of the Hebrew, it has nevertheless been deemed wise, 
owing to the familiarity of Hebrew names in their usual English form, 
generally to retain the current spelling. 

In all externals this translation is especially adapted for use in syna- 



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gogue and school. The Keriat ha-Torah, or the reading of the section 
from the Five Books of Moses, is the central feature of the Synagogue 
service. The Pentateuch is divided into fifty-four sections; beginning 
with the Sabbath following the Feast of Tabernacles, the readings on 
the Sabbaths of the year are taken in their order from the Five Books 
of Moses. The reading consists either of the whole section or of a se- 
lected portion. There was a variant custom according to which the 
reading of the Torah extended over a period of three years instead 
of one year. However, the one year cycle gradually superseded the 
three year cycle, and has become the universal custom in the Synagogue. 

The Pentateuchal readings are supplemented by readings from the 
Prophets known as Haftarot. Readings from the third portion of the 
Bible, though customary at one time, have now largely fallen into dis- 
use. The five small books known as the Five Megillot are given a 
place in the Synagogue service in their entirety. On the feast of 
Purim the book of Esther is read; the book of Lamentations is read 
on Tish'ah be-Ab (Ninth of Ab), the fast-day observed in commem- 
oration of the destruction of Jerusalem; Song of Songs, Ruth, and 
Ecclesiastes are read respectively on the Feast of Passover, the Feast 
of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles. 

The sections of the Pentateuch as traditionally read on the Sabbath 
are indicated, and a table gives all Scriptural readings, both on the 
Sabbath and on feast days and fast days. 



By the favor of a gracious Providence the present company of Edi- 
tors was permitted to finish the work which is now given to the public. 
The final meeting in November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, was 
closed with a prayer of thanks to God that the great task was com- 
pleted and that the group which during seven years had toiled together 
was intact. Since that day two of our number have been called to the 

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academy on high, Solomon Schechter and Joseph Jacobs, be their mem- 
ory for a blessing. We grieve that it was not granted these cherished 
colleagues to live to see the final fruition of their labours; their whole- 
hearted and devoted service is herewith recorded in grateful apprecia- 
tion. In all humility their co-workers submit this version to the Jew- 
ish people in the confident hope that it will aid them in the knowledge 
of the Word of God. 

n:tn tn m? September 27, 1916. 



TABLE OF SCRIPTURAL READINGS 



PENTATEUCH 

Genesis 1 1 - 6.8 
6 -11 32 
12.1 -17.27 
18.1 -22.24 
23 1 -25 18 
25.19-28.9 
28.10-32 3 
32.4 -36 43 
37.1 -40 23 
41 1 -44.17 
44.18-47 27 
47.28-50.26 

Exodus 1.1 - 6 1 
6.2 - 9 35 
10.1 -13.16 
13.17-17.16 
18.1 -20.23 
21.1 -2418 
25 1 -27.19 
27 20-30 10 
30.11-3435 
35 1 -38.20 
38 21-40 38 

Leviticus 1.1 - 5 26 

6.1 - 8.36 

9.1 -11.47 

12.1 -13.59 

14.1 -15 33 

16.1 -18 30 

19.1 -20.27 

, 21.1 -2423 

25.1 -26.2 

26.3 -27.34 

Numbers 1.1 - 4 20 

4.21- 7.89 

8 1 -12.16 

13.1 -15.41 

16 1 -18.32 

19.1 -22.1 

22.2 -25.9 
25 10-30.1 
30.2 -32 42 
33,1 -36.13 



PROPHETS 

Isaiah 42.5-43.11 (42.5-21) a 

Isaiah 54.1 -555(54.1-10) 

Isaiah 40.27-41.16 

II Kings 4.1-37 (4.1-23) 

I Kings 1.1-31 

Malachi 1.1-2 7 

Hosea 11.7-12.12 

Hosea 12 13-14.10 (Obadiah 1.1-21) 

Amos 2 6-3.8 

I Kings 3.15-4 1 

Ezekiel 37 15-28 

I Kings 2.1-12 

Isaiah 27.6-28.13; 29.22, 23 (Jeremiah 1.1-2 3) 

Ezekiel 28.25-29 21 

Jeremiah 46.13-28 

Judges 4 4-5 31 (5.1-31) 

Isaiah 6.1-7.6; 9.5, 6 (6 1-13) 

Jeremiah 34 8-22; 33 25, 26 

I Kings 5.26-6.13 

Ezekiel 43 10-27 

I Kings 18 1-39 (18 20-39) 

I Kings 7.40-50 (7 13-26) 

I Kings 7 51-8.21 (7 40-50) 
Isaiah 43.21-44 23 
Jeremiah 7 21-8.3; 9.22, 23 

II Samuel 6.1-7 3 (6.1-19) 
II Kings 4 42-5 19 

II Kings 7 3-20 

Ezekiel 22.1-18 (22 1-16) 

Amos 9 7-15 (Ezekiel 20 2-20) 

Ezekiel 44.15-31 

Jeremiah 32.6-27 

Jeremiah 16.19-17.14 

Hosea 2 1-22 

Judges 13.2-25 

Zechariah 2.14^4.7 

Joshua 2.1-24 

I Samuel 11.14-12 22 

Judges 11.1-33 

Micah 5.6-6.8 

I Kings 18 46 -19 21 

Jeremiah 1.1-2.3 

Jeremiah 2.4-28; 3.4 (2.4-28; 4.1, 2) 



a Parentheses indicate Sephardic ritual. 



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PENTATEUCH 

Deuteronomy 1.1 - 3 22 
3 23- 7.11 
7,12-11.25 
11.26-16.17 
16.18-21.9 
21.10-25.19 
26 1 -29.8 
29 9 -30.20 
31.1 -30 
32.1 -52 
33.1 -34.12 



PROPHETS 

Isaiah 1.1-27 
Isaiah 40.1 -26 
Isaiah 49.14-51.3 
Isaiah 54 11-55 5 
Isaiah 51.12-52.12 
Isaiah 54 1-10 
Isaiah 60 1-22 
Isaiah 61.10-63 9 
Isaiah 55.6-56 8 
II Samuel 22 1-51 
Joshua 1 1-18 (1 1-9) 



New Year, 1st Day 
2dDay 
Sabbath Shubah 



Day of -Atonement, 
Morning 



Afternoon 

Tabernacles, 1st Day 
2dDay 



Genesis 21 1-34; 
Numbers 29 1-6 
Genesis 22 1-24; 
Numbers 29 1-6 
Weekly portion 



Leviticus 16 1-34; 
Numbers 29 7-11 
Leviticus 18 1-30 



Leviticus 22 26-23 44; 

Numbers 29 12-16 

Leviticus 22 26-23 44; 

Numbers 29.12-16 

Exodus 33 12-34 26; 

Daily portion from Num- 
bers 29 

Deuteronomy 14 22-16 17 

Numbers 29 35-30 1 

Deuteronomy 33 1-34 12; 

Genesis 1 1-2.3; 

Numbers 29.35-30 1 
First Sabbath Hanukkah Weekly and Hanukkah 

portions 
Second Sabbath Hanukkah Weekly and Hanukkah 

portions 
Shekalim Weekly portion; 

Exodus 30.11-16 



Sabbath During the 
Middle Days 

8th Day 
Rejoicing of the Law 



Zakor 



Weekly portion; 
Deuteronomy 25 17-19 



I Samuel 1.1-2.10 

Jeremiah 31.2-20 
Hosea 142-10; Micah 
7 18-20, or Hosea 14 2- 
10, Joel 2.15-17 (Hosea 
14.2-10; Micah 7.18-20) 



Isaiah 57.14-58 14 
Jonah 11-411; Micah 
7.18-20 

Zechanah 14 1-21 
I Kings 8 2-21 

Ezekiel 38 18-39 16 
I Kings 8 54-66 

Joshua 1.1-18 (1 1-9) 
Zechariah 2.14-4.7 

I Kings 7.40-50 

II Kings 12. 1-17(1117- 
1217) 

I Samuel 15,2-34 (15.1- 
34) 



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Parah 
Ha-Hodesh 

Sabbath ha-Gadol 
Passover, 1st Day 

2nd Day 


PENTATEUCH 

Weekly portion; 
Numbers 19 1-22 
Weekly portion; 
Exodus 12 1-20 
Weekly portion 
Exodus 1221-51; 
Numbers 28 16-25 
Leviticus 22 26-23.44; 
Numbers 28.16-25 


PBOPHETS 

Ezekiel 36 16-38 (36.16-36) 
Ezekiel 45.16-46.18 (45.18- 
4615) 
Malachi 3.4-24 
Joshua 3.5-7; 5.2-61: 6.27 
(5.2-6.1) 

II Kings 23 1-9; 21-25 



Sabbath During the 
Middle Days 

7th Day 
8th Day 

Pentecost, 1st Day 
2dDay 



Exodus 33.12-34.26 
Numbers 28.19-25 
Exodus 13 17-15 26; 
Numbers 28.19-25 
Deuteronomy 15.19-16 17 ; a 
Numbers 28 19-25 
Exodus 19 1-20 23; 
Numbers 28.26-31 
Deuteronomy 15.19-16 17 ; a 
Numbers 28 26-31 



Ninth of Ab, Morning Deuteronomy 4 25-40 

Afternoon Exodus 32.11-14; 34 1-10 

Other Fasts Exodus 32.11-14; 34.1-10 

Sabbath and New Moon Weekly portion; 
Numbers 28.9-15 
Sabbath immediately 
preceding New Moon Weekly portion 

a On Sabbath, 14.22-16.17 



Ezekiel 36.37-37.14 (37.1-14) 

II Samuel 22.1-51 
Isaiah 10 32-12.6 
Ezekiel 1 1-28; 3.12 

Habakkuk 3.1-19 (2.20- 

319) 

Jeremiah 8 13-9.23 

Isaiah 55.6-56.8 (Hosea 14. 

2-10, Micah 7. 18-20) 

Isaiah 55.6-56.8 (noae) 

Isaiah 66.1-24 
I Samuel 20.18-42 



THE ORDER OF THE BOOKS 
OF 

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES 



GENESIS 


PAGE 

3 


MlCAH 


PAGE 

. . 739 


EXODUS 


65 


NAHUM 


. . . 746 


LEVITICUS 
NUMBERS 
DEUTERONOMY 


. 118 
157 
212 


HABAKKUK . . 
ZEPHANIAH 
HAGGAI 


. . . 749 
. . 753 

. . . 757 


JOSHUA ... . . 
JUDGES .... 


. 261 
293 
. 325 


ZE CHART AH 
MALACHI 
PSALMS . 


. . . 759 
. 770 

. 777 


II SAMUEL 


366 


PROVERBS 


883 


I KINGS 


. 401 


JOB 


. 924 


II KINGS 
ISAIAH 


441 
. 479 


SONG OF SONGS 
RUTH 


. 966 
. 973 


JEREMIAH 
EZEKIEL . ... 


561 
644 


LAMENTATIONS . 

ECCLESIASTES 


. . 978 
. 987 


THE TWELVE . . 

HOSEA 

JOEL 


. 709 
720 


ESTHER . . . 
DANIEL . . . . 
EZRA . 


. . 997 
. . 1007 
. . 1027 


AMOS 


. 725 


NEHEMIAH' . 


. . 1039 


OBADIAH 
JONAH 


. 734 
. 736 


I CHRONICLES . . 
II CHRONICLES . 


. . 1058 
. . 1094 



min 

THE LAW 

PAGE 

GENESIS 3 

EXODUS 65 

LEVITICUS . 118 

NUMBERS 157 

DEUTEROISTOMY 212 



GENESIS 



"J IN the beginning God created the 
heaven and the earth. 2 Novv the 
earth was unformed and void, and 
darkness was upon the face of the 
deep; and the spirit of God hovered 
over the face of the waters. 3 And 
God said: 'Let there be light.' And 
there was light. 4 And God saw the 
light, that it was good; and God 
divided the light from the darkness. 
5 And God called the light Day, and 
the darkness He called Night. And 
there was evening and there was morn- 
ing, one day. 

6 And God said: 'Let there be a 
firmament in the midst of the waters, 
and let it divide the waters from the 
waters.' 7 And God made the firma- 
ment, and divided the waters which 
were under the firmament from the 
waters which were above the firma- 
ment; and it was so. 8 And God called 
the firmament Heaven. And there 
was evening and there was morning, 
a second day. 

9 And God said- 'Let the waters 
under the heaven be gathered together 
unto one place, and let the dry land 
appear.' And it was so. "And God 
called the dry land Earth, and the 

fthering together of the waters called 
3 Seas; and God saw that it was 
good. n And God said: 'Let the 
earth put forth grass, herb yielding 
seed, and fruit-tree bearing fruit after 
its kind, wherein is the seed thereof, 
upon the earth.' And it was so. 
K And the earth brought forth grass, 
herb yielding seed after iljs^kind, and 



tree bearing fruit, wherein is the 
seed thereof, after its kind; and God 
saw that it was good. 13 And there 
was evening and there was morning, a 
third day. 

14 And God said: 'Let there be lights 
in the firmament of the heaven to 
divide the day from the night; and 
let them be for signs, and for seasons, 
and for days and years; 15 and let them 
be for lights in the firmament of the 
heaven to give light upon the earth J 
And it was so. 16 And God made the 
two great lights: the greater light to 
rule the day, and the lesser light to 
rule the night; and the stars. 17 And 
God set them in the firmament of 
the heaven to give light upon the 
earth, K and to rule over the day and 
over the night, and to divide the light 
from the darkness; and God saw that 
it was good. 19 And there was even- 
ing and there was morning, a fourth 
day. 

20 And God said: 'Let the waters 
swarm with swarms of living creatures, 
and let fowl fly above the earth in the 
open firmament of heaven.' ^And 
God created the great sea-monsters, 
and every living creature that creepeth, 
wherewith the waters swarmed, after 
its kind, and every winged fowl after 
its kind; and God saw that it was 
good. ^And God blessed them, say- 
ing: 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and 
fill the waters in the seas, and let 
fowl multiply in the earth/ ^And 
there was evening and there was 
morning, a fifth day. 



3 



1.24 



GENESIS 



^And God said: 'Let the earth bring 
forth the living creature after its 
kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and 
beast of the earth after its kind ' 
And it was so. 25 And God made the 
beast of the earth after its kind, and 
the cattle after their kind, and every 
thing that creepeth upon the ground 
after its kind; and God saw that it 
was good. ^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 
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, 
and over all the earth, and over every 
creeping thing that creepeth upon 
the earth.' 27 And God created man 
in His own image, in the image of 
God created He him; male and female 
created He them. 28 Aad 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 fowl of the air, and over every 
living thing that creepeth upon the 
earth/ 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; 30 and to every 
beast of the earth, and to every fowl 
of the air, and to every thing that 
creepeth upon the earth, wherein 
there is a living soul, [I have given] 
every green herb for food/ And it was 
so. 31 And God saw every thing that He 
had made, and, behold^ it was very 
good. And there was evening and 
there was morning, the sixth day. 
O And the heaven and the earth 
were finished, and all the host of 
them. 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. 3 And God blessed the seventh 
day, and hallowed it; because that 
in it He rested from all His work 
which God in creating had made. 

4 These are the generations of the 
heaven and of the earth when they 
were created, in the day that the 
LORD God made earth and heaven. 

fi No shrub of the field was yet in the 
earth, and no herb of the field had 
yet sprung up; for the LORD God 
had not caused it to rain upon the 
earth, and there was not a man to till 
the ground; 6 but there went up a mist 
from the earth, and watered the whole 
face of the ground. 7 Then the LORD 
God formed man of the dust of the 
ground, and breathed into his nostrils 
the breath of life; and man became 
a living soul. 8 And the LORD God 
planted a garden eastward, in Eden; 
and there He put the man whom He 
had formed. 9 And out of the ground 
made the LORD God 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. l And 
a river went out of Eden to water the 
garden; and from thence it was parted, 
and became four heads. u The name 
of the first is Pishon; that is it which 
compasseth the whole land of Havilah, 
where there is gold; 12 and the gold of 
that land is good; there is bdellium 
and the onyx stone. 13 And the name 
of the second river is Gihon; the same 
is it that compasseth the whole land of 
Cush. 14 And the name of the third 
river is a Tigris; that is it which goeth 
toward the east of Asshur. And the 
fourth river is the Euphrates. "And 
the LORD God took the man, and put 
him into the garden of Eden to dress 
it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD 
God commanded the man, saying: 
'Of every tree of the garden thou 



Heb Hiddekel 
4 



mayest freely eat; 17 but of the tree of 
the knowledge of good and evil, thou 
shalt not eat of it; for in the day that 
thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely 
die/ 

18 And the LORD God said: 'It is 
not good that the man should be 
alone; I will make him a help meet for 
him/ 19 And out of the ground the 
LORD God formed every beast of the 
field, and every fowl of the air; and 
brought them unto the man to see 
what he would call them; and what- 
soever the man would call every living 
creature, that was to be the name 
thereof. 20 And the man gave names to 
all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, 
and to every beast of the field; but 
for Adam there was not found a help 
meet for him. 21 And the LORD God 
caused a deep sleep to fall upon the 
man, and he slept; and He took one 
of his ribs, and closed up the place 
with flesh instead thereof. ^And the 
rib, 'which the LORD God had taken 
from the man, made He a woman, and 
brought her unto the man. ^And the 
man said: 'This is now bone of my 
bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall 
be called a Woman, because she was 
taken out of b Man/ 24 Therefore shall 
a man leave his father and his mother, 
and shall cleave unto his wife, and 
they shall be one flesh. 25 And they 
were both naked, the man and his 
wife, and were not ashamed. 
Q Now the serpent was more subtle 
than any beast of the field which 
the LORD God had made. And he 
said unto the woman: 'Yea, hath 
God said: Ye shall hot eat of any tree 
of the garden?' 2 And the wolnan said 
unto the serpent: 'Of the fruit of the 
trees of the garden we may eat; 8 but 
of the fruit of the tree which is in the 
midst of the garden, God hath said: 
Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall 

* Heb. Isshah. 



ye touch it, lest ye die/ 4 And the 
serpent said unto the woman: 'Ye 
shall not surely die; *for God doth 
know that in the day ye eat thereof, 
then your eyes shall be opened, ana 
ye shall be as God, knowing good 
and evil/ 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 
thereof, and did eat; and she gave also 
unto her husband with her, and he did 
eat. 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 girdles. 
8 And they heard the voice of the 
LORD God walking in the garden 
toward the cool of the day; and the 
man and his wife hid themselves from 
the presence of the LORD God amongst 
the trees of the garden. 9 And the 
LORD God called unto the man, and 
said unto him: 'Where art thou?' 
And he said: 'I heard Thy voice in 
the garden, and I was afraid, because 
I was naked; and I hid myself/ "And 
He said: 'Who told thee that thou 
wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the 
tree, whereof I commanded thee that 
thou shouldest not eat?' ^And the 
man said: 'The woman whom Thou 
gavest to be with me, she gave me of 
the tree, and I did eat/ "And the 
LORD God said unto the woman: 
What is this thou hast done?' And 
the woman said: 'The serpent be- 
guiled me, and I did eat/ 14 And the 
LORD God said unto the serpent: 
'Because thou hast done this, cursed 
art thou from among all cattle, and 
from among all beasts of the field; 
upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust 
shalt thou eat all the days of thy 
life. 15 And I will put enmity between 
thee and the woman, and between thy 

bHeb. Ish. 



3.15 



GENESIS 



seed and her seed; they shall bruise 
thy head, and thou shalt bruise their 
heel/ 

16 Unto the woman He said: 'I will 
greatly multiply thy pain and thy trav- 
ail; in pain thou shalt bring forth 
children; and thy desire shall be to 
thy husband, and he shall rule over 
thee' 

17 And unto Adam He said : ' Because 
thou hast hearkened unto the voice 
of thy wife, and hast eaten of the 
tree, of which I commanded thee, 
saying: Thou shalt not eat of it; 
cursed is the ground for thy sake; 
in toil shalt thou eat of it all the days 
of thy life. 18 Thorns also and thistles 
shall it bring forth to thee; and thou 
shalt eat the herb of the field 19 In 
the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat 
bread, till thou ret urn unto the ground; 
for out of it wast thou taken; for 
dust thou art, and unto dust shalt 
thou return. 7 20 And the man called 
his wife's name a Eve; because she was 
the mother of all living. ^And the 
LORD God made for Adam and for his 
wife garments of skins, and clothed 
them. 

^And the LORD God 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/ ^Therefore the LORD God 
sent him forth from the garden of 
Eden, to till the ground from whence 
he was taken. ^So He drove out the 
man; and He placed at the east of 
the garden of Eden the cherubim, 
and the flaming sword which turned 
every way, to keep the way to the 
tree of life. 

A And the man knew Eve his wife; 
^ and she conceived and bore Cain, 
and said: 'I have b gotten a man 
with the help of the LORD.' 2 And 



again she bore his brother Abel. And 
Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain 
was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in 
process of time it came to pass, that 
Cam brought of the fruit of the ground 
an offering unto the LORD. 4 And 
Abel, he also brought of the firstlings 
of his flock and of the fat thereof. 
And the LORD had respect unto Abel 
and to his offering; 5 but unto Cain 
and to his offering He had not respect. 
And Cain was very wroth, and his 
countenance fell. 6 And the LORD 
said unto Cain. 'Why art thou wroth? 
and why is thy countenance fallen? 
7 If thou doest well, shall it not be 
lifted up? and if thou doest not well, 
sin coucheth at the door; and unto 
thee is its desire, but thou mayest 
rule over it.' 8 And Cain spoke unto 
Abel his brother. And it came to 
pass, when they were in the Afield, that 
Cain rose up against Abel his brother, 
and slew him. 

9 And the LORD said unto Cain: 
'Where is Abel thy brother? 7 And 



he said: 
brother's 



r l know 
keeper? 7 



not; am I my 
10 And He said: 



'What hast thou done? the voice of 
thy brother's blood crieth unto Me 
from the ground. u And now cursed 
art thou from the ground, which 
hath opened her mouth to receive 
thy brother's blood from thy hand. 
l2 When thou tillest the ground, it 
shall not henceforth yield unto thee 
her strength; a fugitive and a wander- 
er shalt thou be in the earth.' 13 And 
Cain said unto the LORD : ' My punish- 
ment is greater than I can bear. 
l4 Behold, Thou hast driven me out 
this day from the face of the land; and 
from Thy face shall I be hid; and I 
shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in 
the earth; and it will come to pass, 
that whosoever findeth me will slay 
me.' 15 And the LORD said unto him: 



Heb. Havvah, that is, Life. 

6 



b Heb. kanah, to get. 



GENESIS 



5.19 



'Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, 
vengeance shall be taken on Mm 
sevenfold.' And the LORD set a sign 
for Cain, lest any finding him, should 
smite him. 

16 And Cain went out from the pres- 
ence of the LORD, and dwelt in the 
land of a Nod, on the east of Eden. 
17 And Cain knew his wife; and she 
conceived, and bore Enoch; and he 
builded a city, and called the name of 
the city after the name of his son 
Enoch. 18 And unto Enoch was born 
Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael; and 
b Mehujael begot Methushael; and 
Methushael begot Lamech. I9 And 
Lamech took unto him two wives, 
the name of the one was Adah, and 
the name of the other Zillah. 20 And 
Adah bore Jabal; he was the father 
of such as dwell in tents and have 
cattle. 21 And his brother's name was 
Jubal; he was the father of all such 
as handle the harp and pipe. M And 
Zillah, she also bore Tubal-cain, the 
forger of every cutting instrument of 
brass and iron; and the sister of Tubal- 
cain was Naamah. ^And Lamech said 
unto his wives^: 

Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; 

Ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto 
my speech; 

For I have slam a ma,n for wound- 
ing me, 

And a young man for bruising me; 
^If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, 

Truly Lamech seventy and seven- 
fold. 

25 And Adam knew his wife again; 
and she bore a son, and called his 
name c Seth* 'for God d hath ap- 
pointed me another seed instead of 
Abel; for Cam slew him.' 26 And to 
Seth, to him also there was born a 
son; and he called his name Enosh; 
then began men to call upon the name 
of the LORD. 



This is the book of the genera- 
tions of Adam. In the day that 
God created man, in the likeness of 
God made He him; ^ale and female 
created He them, and blessed them, 
and called their name Adam, in the 
day when they were created. 3 And 
Adam lived a hundred and thirty 
years, and begot a son in his own like- 
ness, after his image; and called his 
name Seth. 4 And the days of Adam 
after he begot Seth were eight hundred 
years ; and he begot sons and daughters. 
5 And all the days that Adam lived 
were nine hundred and thirty years; 
and he died. 

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

9 And Enosh lived ninety years, and 
begot Kenan. 10 And Enosh lived 
after he begot Kenan eight hundred 
and fifteen years, and begot sons and 
daughters. "And all the days of 
Enosh were nine hundred and five 
years; and he died. 

12 And Kenan lived seventy years, 
and begot MahalaleL w And Kenan 
lived after he begot Mahalalel eight 
hundred and forty years, and begot 
sons and daughters. 14 And all the 
days of Kenan were nine hundred and 
ten years; and he died. 

16 And Mahalalel lived sixty and five 
years, and begot Jared. 16 And Maha- 
lalel lived after he begot Jared eight 
hundred and thirty years, and begot 
sons and daughters. 17 And all the 
days of Mahalalel were eight hundred 
ninety and five years; and he died. 

18 And Jared fived a hundred sixty 
and two years, and begot Enoch. 
19 And Jared lived, after he begot Enoch 



* That is, Wandering. *>Heb. MehijaeL Heb. Sheth. <* Heb. shatJi. 



7.20 



GENESIS 



cubits upward did the waters prevail; 
and the mountains were covered. 
M And all flesh perished that moved 
upon the earth, both fowl, and cattle, 
and beast, and every swarming thing 
that swarmeth upon the earth, and 
every man; ^all in whose nostrils was 
the breath of the spirit of life, what- 
soever was in the dry land, died. 
^And He blotted out every living 
substance which was upon the face of 
the ground, both man, and cattle, and 
creeping thing, and fowl of the heaven; 
and they were blotted out from the 
earth; and Noah only was left, and 
they that were with him in the ark. 
^And the waters prevailed upon the 
earth a hundred and fif ty days. 
Q And God remembered Noah, and 
every living thing, and all the 
cattle that were with him in the ark; 
and God made a wind to pass over 
the earth, and the waters assuaged; 
2 the fountains also of the deep and the 
windows of heaven were stopped, and 
the rain from heaven was restrained. 
3 And the waters returned from off the 
earth continually; and after the end 
of a hundred and fifty days the waters 
decreased. 4 And the ark rested in the 
seventh month, on the seventeenth 
day of the month, upon the mountains 
of Ararat. 6 And the waters decreased 
continually until the tenth month; in 
the tenth month, on the first day of 
the month, were the tops of the moun- 
tains seen. 

6 And it came to pass at the end of 
forty days, that Noah opened the 
window of the ark which he had made. 
TAnd he sent forth a raven, and it 
went forth to and fro, until the waters 
were dried up from off the earth 
8 And he sent forth a dove from him, 
to see if the waters were abated from 
off the face of the ground. 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. 
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; 
and again he sent forth the dove out 
of the ark. u And the dove came in 
to him at eventide; and lo in her 
mouth an olive-leaf freshly plucked; 
so Noah knew that the waters were 
abated from off the earth. 12 And he 
stayed yet other seven days; and sent 
forth the dove; and she returned not 
again unto him any more. 

^And it came to pass in the six 
hundred and first year, in the first 
month, the first day of the month, 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. 
14 And in the second month, on the 
seven and twentieth day of the month, 
was the earth dry. 

15 And God spoke unto Noah, saying: 
16f Go forth from the ark, thou, and thy 
wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' 
wives with thee. 17 Bring forth with 
thee every living thing that is with 
thee of all flesh, both fowl, and cattle, 
and every creeping thing that creep- 
eth upon the earth; that they may 
swarm in the earth, and be fruitful, 
and multiply upon the earth.' 18 And 
Noah went forth, and his sons, and 
his wife, and his sons' wives with him; 
19 every beast, every creeping thing, 
and every fowl, whatsoever moveth 
upon the earth, after their families, 
went forth out of the ark. 

20 And Noah builded an altar unto 
the LOKD; and took of every clean 
beast, and of every clean fowl, and 
offered burnt-offerings on the altar. 
21 And the LORD smelled the sweet 
savour; and the LORD said in His 



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GENESIS 



9 25 



9 



heart: 'I will not again curse the 
ground any more for man's sake; for 
the imagination of man's heart is 
evil from his youth; neither will I 
again smite any more every thing liv- 
ing, as I have done. ^While the earth 
remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and 
cold and heat, and summer and win- 
ter, and day and night shall not 
cease/ 

And God blessed Noah and his 
sons, and said unto them: 'Be 
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish 
the earth. 2 And the. fear of you and 
the dread of you shall be upon every 
beast of the earth, and upon every fowl 
of the air, and upon all wherewith the 
ground teemeth, and upon all the 
fishes of the sea: into your hand are 
they delivered. 3 Every moving thing 
that hveth shall be for food for you; 
as the green herb have I given you all. 
4 0nly flesh with the life thereof, 
which is the blood thereof, shall ye 
not eat. 5 And surely your 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. 6 Whoso sheddeth 
man's blood, by man shall his blood 
be shed; for in the image of God made 
He man. 7 And you, be ye fruitful, and 
multiply; swarm in the earth, and 
multiply therein.' 

8 And God spoke unto Noah, and to 
his sons with him, saying : 9 'As for Me, 
behold, I establish My covenant with 
you, and with your seed after you; 
10 and with every living creature that 
is with you, the fowl, the cattle, and 
every beast of the earth with you; of 
all that go out of the ark, even every 
beast of the earth. u And I will estab- 
lish 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.' 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: W I have set My bow in 
the cloud, and it shall be for a token 
of a covenant between Me and the 
earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, 
when I bring clouds over the earth, 
and the bow is seen in the cloud, 
15 that 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. 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/ 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/ 

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. "These three were 
the sons of Noah, and of these was 
the whole earth overspread. 

20 And Noah the husbandman be- 
gan, and planted a vineyard. ^And 
he drank of the wine, and was drunken; 
and he was uncovered within his tent. 

nd Ham, the father of Canaan, 
saw the nakedness of his father, and 
told his two brethren without. K And 
Shem and Japheth took a garment, 
and laid it upon both their shoulders, 
and went backward, and covered the 
nakedness of then: father; and their 
faces were backward, and they saw 
not their father's nakedness. ^And 
Noah awoke from his wine, and knew 
what his youngest son had done unto 
him. 25 And he said: 



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GENESIS 



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. ^And the days of 
Terah were two hundred and five 
years; and Terah died in Haran. 



1 O Now the LORD said unto 

Abram: 'Get thee out of thy 

country, and from thy kindred, and 

from thy father's house, unto the land 

that I will show thee. 2 And I will make 

of thee a great nation, and I will bless 

thee, and make thy name great ; and be 

thou a blessing. 3 And I will bless 

them that bless thee, and him that 

curseth thee will I curse; and in 

thee shall all the families of the 

earth be blessed/ 4 So Abram went, 

as the LORD had spoken unto him; 

and Lot went with him; and Abram 

was seventy and five years old when 

he departed out of Haran. 6 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. 6 And Abram passed 

through the land unto the place of 

Shechem, unto the terebinth of Moreh. 

And the Canaanite was then in the 

land. 7 And the LORD appeared unto 

Abram, and said: 'Unto thy seed will 

I give this land'; and he builded there 

an altar unto the LORD, who appeared 

unto him. 8 And he removed from 

thence unto the mountain on the east 

of 'Beth-el, and pitched his tent, hav- 

ing Beth-el on the west, and Ai on 

the east; and he builded there an 

altar unto the LORD, and called upon 



the name of the LORD. 9 And Abram 
journeyed, going on still toward the 
South. 

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. u 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 thou art a fair woman to look 
upon. 12 And it will come to pass, when 
the Egyptians shall see thee, that 
they will say. This is his wife; and 
they will kill me, but thee they will 
keep alive. 13 Say, I pray thee, thou 
art my sister; that it may be well with 
me for thy sake, and that my soul may 
live because of thee.' 14 And it came 
to pass, that, when Abram was come 
into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the 
woman that she was very fair. 15 And 
the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and 
praised her to Pharaoh; and the 
woman was taken into Pharaoh's 
house. 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. 17 And the LORD 
plagued Pharaoh and his house with 
great plagues because of Sarai Abram's 
wife. X8 And Pharaoh called Abram, 
and said* 'What is this that thou hast 
done unto me? why didst thou not 
tell me that she was thy wife? 19 Why 
saidst thou: She is my sister? so 
that I took her to be my wife; now 
therefore behold thy wife, take her, 
and go thy ^ way.' 20 And Pharaoh 
gave men charge concerning him; 
and they brought him on the way, and 
his wife, and all that he had. 
1O And Abram went up out of 
Egypt, he, and his wife, and all 
that he had, and Lot with him, into 
the South 2 And Abram was very 



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rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 
3 And he went on his journeys from the 
South even to Beth-el, unto the place 
where his tent had been at the begin- 
ning, between Beth-el and Ai; 4 unto 
the place of the altar, which he had 
made there at the first; and Abram 
called there on the name of the 
LORD. 5 And Lot also, who went with 
Abram, had flocks, and herds, and 
tents. 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. 7 And there was a strife 
between the herdmen of Abram's 
cattle and the herdmen of Lot's 
cattle. And the Canaanite and the 
Perizzite dwelt then in the land. 8 And 
Abram said unto Lot: 'Let there be 
no strife, I pray thee, between me 
and thee, and between my herdmen 
and thy herdmen ; for we are brethren. 
9 Is not the whole land before thee? 
separate thyself, I pray thee, from 
me; if thou wilt take the left hand, 
then I will go to the right; or if thou 
take the right hand, then I will go 
to the left.' 10 And Lot lifted up his 
eyes, and beheld all the plain of 
the Jordan, that it was well watered 
every where, before the LORD de- 
stroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like 
the garden of the LORD, like the land 
of Egypt, as thou goest unto Zoar. 
n So Lot chose him all the plain of the 
Jordan; and Lot journeyed east; and 
they separated themselves the one 
from the other. ^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 Now the 
men of Sodom were wicked and sin- 
ners against the LORD exceedingly. 
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, 
after that Lot was separated from 
him: 'Lift up now thine eyes, and 



look from the place where thou art, 
northward and southward and east- 
ward and westward; 15 for all the land 
which thou seest, to thee will I give 
it, and to thy seed for ever. 1G And I 
will make thy seed as the dust of the 
earth; so that if a man can number 
the dust of the earth, then shall thy 
seed also be numbered. 17 Arise, walk 
through the land in the length of it 
and in the breadth of it; for unto thee 
will I give it.' 18 And Abram moved 
his tent, and came and dwelt by the 
terebinths of Mamre, which are in 
Hebron, and built there an altar unto 
the LORD. 

1 A 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, 
2 that they made war with Bcra 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. 
3 A11 these came as allies unto the 
vale of Siddim the same is the Salt 
Sea. 4 Twelve years they served 
Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth 
year they rebelled. 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, 6 and 
the Horites in their mount Seir, unto 
El-paran, which is by the wilderness. 
7 And they turned back, and came to 
En-mishpat the same is Kadesh 
and smote all the country of the 
Amalekites,and also the Amorites, that 
dwelt in Hazazpn-tamar. 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 



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them in the vale of Siddim; 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. 
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. u And they took all the 
goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and 
all their victuals, and went their way. 
^And they took Lot, Abram's brother's 
son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his 
goods, and departed. ^Ajid there 
came one that had escaped, and told 
Abram the Hebrew now he dwelt 
by the terebinths of Mamre the 
Ajnorite, brother of Eshcol, and 
brother of Aner; and these were con- 
federate with Abram. 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. 15 And he divided himself against 
them by night, he and his servants, 
and smote them, and pursued them 
unto Hobah, which is on the left 
hand of Damascus. 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. 
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 Shaveh the same is the King's 
Vale. 18 And Melchizedek king of 
Salem brought ^forth bread and wine; 
and he was priest of God the Most 
High. 19 And he blessed him, and said : 
'Blessed be Abrain of God Most High, 
Maker of heaven and earth; 20 and 
blessed be God the Most High, who 
hath delivered thine enemies into thy 
hand/ And he gave him a tenth of 



all. 21 And the king of Sodom said 
unto Abram: 'Give me the persons, 
and take the goods to thyself.' ^And 
Abram said to the king of Sodom: 
'I have lifted up my hand unto the 
LORD, God Most High, Maker of 
heaven and earth, 23 that I will not 
take a thread nor a shoe-latchet nor 
aught that is thine, lest thou shouldest 
say: I have made Abram rich; 
^save only that which the young men 
have eaten, and the portion of the 
men which went with me, Aner, 
Eshcol, and Mamre, let thena take 
their portion.' 

K After these things the word of 
^the LORD came unto Abram in 
a vision, saying: 'Fear not, Abram, I 
am thy shield, thy reward shall be 
exceeding great.' 2 And Abram said: 
'0 Lord GOD, what wilt Thou give 
me, seeing I go hence childless, and he 
that shall be possessor of my house is 
Eliezer of Damascus?' 3 And Abram 
said: 'Behold, to me Thou hast 
given no seed, and, lo, one born in 
my house is to be mine heir.' *And, 
behold, the word of the LORD came 
unto him, saying: 'This man shall 
not be thine heir; but he that shall 
come forth out of thine own bowels 
shall be thine heir.' 5 And He brought 
him forth abroad, and said : ' Look now 
toward heaven, and count the stars, 
if thou be able to count them'; and He 
said unto him: 'So shall thy seed be.' 
6 And he believed in the LORD; and 
He counted it to him for righteousness. 
7 And He said unto him: 'I am the 
LORD that brought thee out of Ur of 
the Chaldees, to give thee this land 
bo inherit it.' 8 And he said: '0 Lord 
GOD, whereby shall I know that I 
shall inherit it?' 9 And He said unto 
him: 'Take Me a heifer of three 
years old, and a she-goat of three years 
old, and a ram of three years old, and 



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a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon/ 
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. u And the birds 
of prey came down upon the carcasses, 
and Abram drove them away. 12 And 
it came to pass, that, when the sun 
was going down, a deep sleep fell upon 
Abram, and, lo, a dread, even a great 
darkness, fell upon him. J3 And He 
said unto Abram: 'Know of a surety 
that thy seed shall be a stranger in a 
land that is not theirs, and shall serve 
them; and they shall afflict them four 
hundred years; 14 and also that nation, 
whom they shall serve, will I judge; 
and afterward shall they come out 
with great substance. 16 But thou 
shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou 
shalt be buried in a good old age. 
16 And in the fourth generation they 
shall come back hither; for the iniquity 
of the Amorite is not yet full.' 17 And 
it came to pass, that, when the sun 
went down, and there was thick 
darkness, behold a smoking furnace, 
and a flaming torch that passed be- 
tween these pieces. 18 In that day the 
LORD made a covenant with Abram, 
saying: 'Unto thy seed have I given 
this land, from the river of Egypt unto 
the great river, the river Euphrates; 
19 the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and 
the Kadmpnite, 20 and the Hittite, and 
the Perizzite, and the Rephaim, 21 and 
the Amorite, and the Canaanite. and 



the Girgashite, and the Jebusite. 



7 



16 



Now Sarai Abram's wife bore 
him no children; and she had a 
handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name 
was Hagar. 2 And Sarai said unto 
Abrarn: 'Behold now, the LORD hath 
restrained me from bearing; go in, I 
pray thee, unto my handmaid; it may 
be that I shall be builded up through 
her.' And Abram hearkened to the 



voice of Sarai. 3 And 
wife took Hagar the 



Sarai Abram's 
Egyptian, her 



That is, God heareth. > Heb. El rot. 



handmaid, after Abram had dwelt ten 
years in the land of Canaan, and gave 
her to Abram her husband to be his 
wife. 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. 5 And Sarai 
said unto Abram: 'My wrong be 
upon thee: I gave my handmaid into 
thy bosom; and when she saw that 
she had conceived, I was despised in 
her eyes: the LORD judge between me 
and thee.' 6 But Abram said unto 
Sarai: 'Behold, thy maid is in thy 
hand; do to her that which is good in 
thine eyes.' And Sarai dealt harshly 
with her, and she fled from her face. 
7 And the angel of the LORD found her 
by a fountain of water in the wilder- 
ness, by the fountain in the way to 
Shur. 8 And he said: 'Hagar, Sarai's 
handmaid, whence earnest thou? and 
whither goest thou? 7 And she said: 
'I flee from the face of my mistress 
Sarai. 7 9 And the angel of the LORD said 
unto her : ' Return to thy mistress, and 
submit thyself under her hands.' 
10 And the^ angel of the LORD said unto 
her: 'I wjll greatly multiply thy seed, 
that it shall not be numbered for 
multitude/ n And the angel of the 
LORD said unto her: 'Behold, thou 
art with child, and shalt bear a son; 
and thou shalt call his name a lshmael, 
because the LORD hath heard thy 
affliction. "And he shall be a wild ass 
of a man: his hand shall be against 
every man, and every man's hand 
against him; and he shall dwell in 
the face of all his brethren.' w And 
she called the name of the LORD that 
spoke unto her, Thou art b a God of 
seeing; for she said: 'Have I even 
bere seen Him that seeth me?' "Where- 
fore the well was called c Beer-lahai-roi; 



That is, The well of the Liwno One who seeth me. 
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behold, it is between Kadesh and 


be circumcised among you, every male 


Bered. ^And Hagar bore Abram a 


throughout your generations, he that 


son; and Abram called the name of 


is born in the house, or bought with 


his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 


money of any foreigner, that is not of 


16 And Abram was fourscore and six 


thy seed. 13 He that is born in thy 


years old, when Hagar bore Ishmael to 


house, and he that is bought with 


Abram. 


thy money, must needs be circumcised; 


1 f7 And when Abram was ninety 


and My covenant shall be in your 


* years old and nine, the LORD ap- 


flesh for an everlasting covenant. 


peared to Abram, and said unto him* 


14 And the uncircumcised male who is 


'I am God Almighty; walk before 


not circumcised in the flesh of his 


Me, and be thou whole-hearted. 2 And 


foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from 


I will make My covenant between Me 


his people; he hath broken My cove- 


and thee, and will multiply thee ex- 


nant/ 


ceedingly/ 3 And Abram fell on his 


15 And God said^ unto Abraham: 


face; and God talked with him, say- 


'As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not 


ing: 4 'As for Me, behold, My covenant 


call her name Sarai, but b Sarah shall 


is with thee, and thou shalt be Hhe 


her name be. 16 And I will bless her, 


father of a multitude of nations 


and moreover I will give thee a son 


6 Neither shall thy name any more be 


of her; yea, I will bless her, and she 


called Abram, but thy name shall be 


shall be a mother df nations; kings of 


Abraham; for the father of a multitude 


peoples shall be of her/ 17 Then 


of nations have I made thee. 6 And I 


Abraham fell upon his face, and 


will make thee exceeding fruitful, and 


laughed, and said in his heart: 'Shall 


I will make nations of thee, and kings 


a child be born unto him that^ is a 


shall come out of thee. 7 And I will 


hundred years old? and shall Efofth. 


establish My covenant between Me 


that is ninety years old, bear?' *And 


and thee and thy seed^ after thee 


Abraham said unto God: 'Oh that 


throughout their generations for an 


Ishmael might live before Thee'* 


everlasting covenant, to be a God unto 


19 And God said: 'Nay, but Sarah thy 


:hee and to thy seed after thee. 8 And 


wife shall bear thee a son; and thou 


[ will give unto thee, and to thy seed 


shalt call his name Isaac; and I will 


after thee, the land of thy sojournings, 


establish My covenant with him for 


ill the land of Canaan, for an ever- 


an everlasting covenant for his seed 


asting possession; and I will be their 


after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I 


jrod/ 9 And God said unto Abraham: 


have heard thee; behold, I have 


And as for thee, thou shalt keep My 


blessed him, and will make him fruit- 


3ovenant, thou, and thy seed after 
jhee throughout their generations. 


ful, and will multiply him exceedingly; 
twelve princes shall he beget, and I 


This is My covenant, which ye shall 


will make him a great nation. 21 But 


ceep, between Me and you and thy 


My covenant wiU I establish with 


eed after thee: every male among 


Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto 


rou shall be circumcised. u And ye 


thee at this set time in the next year/ 


hall be circumcised in the flesh of 


^And He left off talking with him, and 


rour foreskin; and it shall be a token 


God went up from Abraham. ^And 


>f a covenant betwixt Me and you. 


Abraham took Ishmael his son, and 


2 And he that is eight days old shall 


all that were born in his house, and 



a Heb. Ab hamon. b That is, Princess. From the Heb. root meaning to laugh. 

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18.21 



all that were bought with his money, 
every male among the men of Abra- 
ham's house, and circumcised the 
flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame 
day, as God had said unto him. 
^And Abraham was ninety years old 
and nine, when he was circumcised 
in the flesh of his foreskin. 25 And 
Ishmael his son was thirteen years 
old, when he was circumcised in the 
flesh of his foreskin. 26 In the selfsame 
day was Abraham circumcised, and 
Ishmael his son. 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. 

arm 

1 Q And the LORD appeared unto 
him by the terebinths of Mamre, 
as he sat in the tent door in the heat 
of the day; 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 down to the 
earth, 3 and said- 'My lord, if now I 
haye found favour in thy sight, pass 
not away, I pray thee, from thy serv- 
ant. 4 Let now a little water be 
fetched, and wash your feet, and recline 
yourselves under the tree. 5 And I will 
fetch a morsel of bread, and stay ye 
your heart; after that ye shall pass on; 
forasmuch as ye are come to your 
servant. ' And they said: 'So do, as 
thou hast said.' 6 And Abraham has- 
tened into the tent unto Sarah, and 
said: 'Make ready quickly three 
measures of fine meal, knead it, and 
make cakes.' 7 And Abraham ran unto 
the herd, and fetched a calf tender and 
good, and gave it unto the servant; 
and he hastened to dress it. 8 And he 
took curd, 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. 9 And they 
said unto him: 'Where is Sarah thy 
wife?' And he said: 'Behold, in the 
tent.' 10 And He said: 'I will certainly 
return unto thee when the season com- 
eth round; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall 
have a son.' And Sarah heard in the 
tent door, which was behind him. 
ll Now Abraham and Sarah were old, 
and well stricken in age; it had ceased 
to be with Sarah after the manner of 
women. 12 And Sarah laughed within 
herself, saying: 'After I am waxed old 
shall I have pleasure, my lord being 
old also?' "And the LORD said unto 
Abraham: 'Wherefore did Sarah 
laugh, saying: Shall I of a surety 
bear a child, who am old? 14 Is any 
thing too hard for the LORD? At the 
set tune I will return unto thee, when 
the season cometh round, and Sarah 
shall have a son/ 15 Then Sarah denied, 
saying: 'I laughed not'; for she was 
afraid. And He said: ' Nay; but thou 
didst laugh.' 

16 And the men rose up from thence, 
and looked out toward Sodom; and 
Abraham went with them to bring 
them on the way. 17 And the LORD 
said: 'Shall I hide from Abraham 
that which I am doing; 1$ seeing that 
Abraham shall surely become a great 
and mighty nation, and all the nations 
of the earth shall be blessed in him? 
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 the LORD, to do 
righteousness and justice; to the end 
that the LORD may bring upon Abra- 
ham that which He hath spoken of 
him/ 20 And the LORD said: 'Verily, 
the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is 
great, and, verily, their sin is exceed- 
ing grievous. 21 I will go down now, 
and see whether they have, done alto- 
gether according to the cry of it, which 



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is come unto Me; and if not, I will 
know.' ^And the men turned from 
thence, and went toward Sodom; but 
Abraham stood yet before the LORD. 
^And Abraham drew near, and said. 
'Wilt Thou indeed sweep away the 
righteous with the wicked? 24 Perad- 
venture there are fifty righteous within 
the city; wilt Thou indeed sweep away 
and not forgive the place for the fifty 
righteous that are therein? ^ ^hat be 
far from Thee to do after this manner, 
to slay the righteous with the wicked, 
that so the righteous should be as the 
wicked; that be far from Thee; shall 
not the Judge of all the earth do 
justly?' 26 And the LOBD said: 'If I 
find in Sodom fifty righteous within 
the city, then I will forgive all the 
place for their sake.' 27 And Abraham 
answered and said: 'Behold now, I 
have taken upon me to speak unto the 
Lord, who am but dust and ashes. 
28 Peradventure there shall lack five 
of the fifty righteous; wilt Thou de- 
stroy all the city for lack of five?' And 
He said: 'I will not destroy it, if I 
find there forty and five.' 29 And he 
spoke unto Him yet again, and said: 
'Peradventure there shall be forty 
found there.' And He said: 'I will 
not do it for the forty's sake.' s And 
he said: 'Oh, let not the Lord be angry, 
and I will speak. Peradventure there 
shall thirty be found there.' And He 
said: 'I will not do it, if I find thirty 
there.' 3l And he said: 'Behold now, 
I have taken upon me to speak unto 
the Lord. Peradventure there shall 
be twenty found there.' And He said : 
'I will not destroy it for the twenty's 
sake.' ^And he said: f Oh, let not the 
Lord be angry, and I will speak yet 
but this once. Peradventure ten shall 
be found there.' And He said: 'I will 
not destroy it for the ten's sake.' 
the LOBD went His way, as soon 



as He had left off speaking to Abra- 
ham; and Abraham returned unto his 
place. 

1 Q And the two angels 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 fell 
down on his face to the earth; 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 ye shall rise up early, 
and go on your way.' And they said: 
'Nay; but we will abide in the broad 
place all night.' 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 un- 
leavened bread, and they did eat. 
4 But before thfiy 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. 6 And they called unto 
Lot, and said unto him: 'Where are 
the men that came in to thee this 
night? bring them out unto us, that 
we may know them.' 6 And Lot went 
out unto them to the door, and shut 
the door after him. 7 And he said: 
'I pray you, my brethren, do not so 
wickedly. 8 Behold now, I have two 
daughters that have not known man; 
let me, I pray you, bring them out 
unto you, and do ye 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.' 9 And 
they said: 'Stand back.' And they 
said: 'This one fellow came in to 
sojourn, and he will needs play the 
judge; now will we deal worse with 
thee, than with them.' And they 
pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, 
and drew near to break the door. 
But the men put forth their hand, 
and brought Lot into the house to 



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19.33 



them, and the door they shut. u 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. ^And 
the men said unto Lot: 'Hast thou 
here any besides? son-in-law, and 
thy sons, and thy daughters, and 
whomsoever thou hast in the city; 
bring them out of the place; ^for we 
will destroy this place, because the 
cry of them is waxed great before the 
LORD; and the LOED hath sent us to 
destroy it/ 14 And Lot went out, and 



spoke unto 
married his 



his sons-in-law, 
daughters, and 



who 

said: 



'Up, get you out of this place; for the 
LORD will destroy the city.' But he 
seemed unto his sons-in-law as one 
that jested. 15 And when the morning 
arose, then the angels hastened Lot. 
saying: 'Arise, take thy wife, ana 
thy two daughters that are here; lest 

thou be swep " ' 

the city/ 



; away in the iniquity of 
Jut 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; the LORD 
being merciful unto him. And they 
brought him forth, and set him without 
the city. 17 And it came to pass, when 
they had brought them forth abroad, 
that he said: 'Escape for thy life; 
look not behind thee, neither stay 
thou in all the Plain; escape to the 
mountain, lest thou be swept away/ 
"And Lot said unto them: 'Oh, not 
so, my lord; 19 behold now, thy servant 
hath found grace in thy sight, and 
thou hast magnified thy mercy, 
which thou hast shown unto me in 
saving my life; and I cannot escape 
to the mountain, lest the evil overtake 
me, and I die. 20 Behold now, this 
city is near to flee unto, and it is a 
little one; oh, let me escape thither 
is it not a little one? and my soul 



shall live/ 21 And he said unto him: 
'See, I have accepted thee concerning 
this thing also, that I will not over- 
throw the city of which thou hast 
spoken. ^Hasten thou, escape thither; 
for I cannot do any thing till thou be 
come thither/ Therefore the name 
of the city was called a Zoar. ^The 
sun was risen upon the earth when Lot 
came unto Zoar. ^Then the LORD 
caused to rain upon Sodom and upon 
Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the 



LORD out of heaven; 



He over- 



fc That is, Ltttle t see verse 20. 
21 



threw those cities, and all the Plain, 
and all the inhabitants of the cities, 
and that which grew upon the ground. 
^But his wife looked back from behind 
him, and she became a pillar of salt, 
27 And Abraham got up early in the 
morning to the pkce where he had 
stood before the LORD. 2S And he 
looked out toward Sodom and Gomor- 
rah, 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. ^ 

29 Aiid 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. 

30 And Lot went up put 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. 3l 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. ^Oome, let 
us make our father drink wine, and 
we will lie with him, that we may pre- 
serve seed of our father/ ^And they 
made their father drink wine that 
night. Aiid the first-born went in, 
and lay with her father; and he knew 



19.33 



GENESIS 



not when she lay down, nor when she 
arose. 34 And it came to pass on the 
morrow, that the first-born said unto 
the younger: 'Behold, I lay yester- 
night with my father. Let us make 
him drink wine this night also; and 
go thou in, and lie with him, that we 
may preserve seed of our father/ 
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. 36 Thus were both the daughters 
of Lot with child by their father. 
37 And the first-born bore a son, and 
called his name Moab the same is the 
father of the Moabites unto this day. 
38 And the younger, she also bore a son, 
and called his name Ben-ammi the 
same is the father of the children of 
Ammon unto this day. 
OA And Abraham journeyed from 
^ u thence toward the land of the 
South, and dwelt between Kadesh and 
Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar. 
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife: 
'She is my sister.' And Abimelech 
king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. 
3 But God came to Abimelech in a 
dream of the night, and said to him: 
'Behold, thou shalt die, because of the 
woman whom thou hast taken; for 
she is a man's wife/ 4 Now Abimelech 
had not come near her; and ha said: 
'Lord, wilt Thou slay even a righteous 
nation? ^aid he not himself unto me : 
She is my sister? and she, even she 
herself said: He is my brother, 
In the simplicity of my heart and the 
innocency of my hands have I done 
this.' 6 And God said unto him in the 
dream: 'Yea, I know that in the 
simplicity of thy heart thou hast done 
this, and I also withheld thee from 
sinning against Me. Therefore suf- 
fered I thee not to touch her. *Now 
therefore restore the man's wife; for 



he is a prophet, and he shall pray for 
thee, and thou shalt live; and if thou 
restore her not, know thou that thou 
shalt surely die, thou, and all that are 
thine.' 8 And Abimelech rose early in 
the morning, and called all his servants, 
and told all these things in their ears; 
and the men were sore afraid, ^hen 
Abimelech called Abraham, and said 
unto him : ' What hast thou done unto 
us? and wherein have I sinned against 
thee, that thou hast brought on me 
and on my kingdom a great sin? thou 
hast done deeds unto me that ought 
not to be done.' 10 And Abimelech 
said unto Abraham: 'What sawest 
thou, that thou hast done this thing?' 
u 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. 12 And more- 
over she is indeed my sister, the 
daughter of my father, but not the 
daughter of my mother; and' so she 
became my wife. ^And it came to 
pass, when God caused me to wan- 
der from my father's house, that I 
said unto her: This is thy kindness 
which thou shalt show unto me; at 
every place whither we shall come, say 
of me: He is my brother.' 14 And 
Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and 
men-servants and women -servants, 
and gave them unto Abraham, and 
restored him Sarah his wife. 15 And 
Abimelech said: 'Behold, my land is 
before thee: dwell where it pleaseth 
thee.' 16 And unto Sarah he said: 
'Behold, I have given thy brother a 
thousand pieces of silver; behold, 
it is for thee a covering of the eyes 
to all that are with thee; and before 
all men thou art righted.' 17 And 
Abraham prayed unto God; and God 
healed Abimelech, and his wife, and 
tiis maid-servants; and they bore 
children. 18 For the LORD had fast 



22 



GENESIS 



21 26 



21 



closed up all the wombs of the house of 
Abimelech, because of Sarah Abra- 
ham's wife. 

And the LORD remembered 
Sarah as He had said, and the 
LORD did unto Sarah as He had spoken. 
2 And" Sarah conceived, and bore Abra- 
ham a son in his old age, at the set 
time of which God had spoken to him. 
3 And Abraham called the name of his 
son that was born unto him, whom 
Sarah bore to him, Isaac. 4 And Abra- 
ham circumcised his son Isaac when 
he was eight days old, as God had 
commanded him. 5 And Abraham 
was a hundred years old, when his 
son Isaac was born unto him. 6 And 
Sarah said: 'God hath made laughter 
for me; every one that heareth will 
laugh on account of me.' 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.' 

8 And the child grew, and was 
weaned. And Abraham made a great 
feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. 
9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the 
Egyptian, whom she had borne unto 
Abraham, making sport. "Wherefore 
she said unto Abraham: 'Cast out 
this bondwoman and her son; for the 
son of this bondwoman shall not be 
heir with my son, even with Isaac.' 
u And the thing was very grievous in 
Abraham's sight on account of his 
son. ^And God said unto Abraham: 
'Let it not be grievous in thy sight 
because of the lad, and because of thy 
bondwoman; in all that Sarah saith 
unto thee, hearken unto her voice; 
for in Isaac shall seed be called to thee. 
13 And also of the son of the bond- 
woman will I make a nation, because 
he is thy seed.' "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 shoul- 
der, and the child, and sent her away; 
and she departed, and strayed in the 
wilderness of Beer-sheba. I5 And the 
water in the bottle was spent, and 
she cast the child under one of the 
shrubs. 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. 17 And God heard the voice of 
the lad; and the angel of God called 
to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto 
her: 'What aileth thee, Hagar? fear 
not; for God hath heard the voice 
of the lad where he is. 18 Arise, lift 
up the lad, and hold him fast by thy 
hand; for I will make him a great 
nation.' 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 lad drink. 20 And God 
was with the lad, and he grew; and 
he dwelt in the wilderness, and be- 
came an archer. ^And he dwelt in 
the wilderness of Paran; and his 
mother took him a wife out of the 
land of Egypt. 

^And it came to pass at that time, 
that Abimelech and Phicol the captain 
of his host spoke unto Abraham, say- 
ing: ' God is with thee in all that thou 
doest. ^Now therefore swear unto 
me here by God that thou wilt not 
deal falsely with me, nor with my 
son, nor with my son's son; but ac- 
cording to the kindness that I have 
done unto thee, thou shalt do unto 
me, and to the land wherein thou 
hast sojourned.' ^And Abraham 
said: 'I will swear.' ^And Abraham 
reproved Abimelech because of the 
well of water, which Abimelech's serv- 
ants had violently taken away. 
Abimelech said: 'I know not 



23 



23.17 



GENESIS 



of round about, were macta sure 18 unto 
Abraham for a possession in the pres- 
ence of the children of Heth, before all 
that went in at the gate of his city. 
18 And after this, Abraham buried 
Santh his wife in the cave of the field of 
Marhpelah before Mamre the same 
is Hebron in the land of Canaan. 
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 Hcth. 
24- And Abraham was old, well 
^ * stricken in age; and the LORD had 
blessed Abraham in all things. 2 And 
Abraham said unto his servant, the 
elder of his house, that ruled over all 
that ho had: Tut, I pray thee, th; 
hand under my thigh. 8 And I wi] 
make thee swear by the LORD, the 
God of heaven and the God of the 
earth, that thou shalt not take a wife 
for my son of the daughters of the 
Canaanites, among whom I dwell. 
fBut thou shalt go unto my country, 
and to my kindred, and take a wife 
for my son, even for Isaac.' 6 And 
the servant said unto hi : ' Peradven- 
ture the woman will not be willing to 
follow me unto this larid; must I needs 
bring thy son back unto the land from 
whence thou earnest?' 6 And Abraham 
said unto him : * Beware thou that thou 
bring not my son back thither. ^The 
LORD, 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 thy seed will I give 
this land; He will send His angel 
before thee, and thou shalt take a wife 
for my son from thence. 8 And if the 
woman be not willing to follow thee, 
then thou shalt be clear from this 
my oath; only thou shalt not bring 
my son back thither.' 'And the serv- 
ant put his hand under the thigh of 



A.braham his master, and swore to 
him concerning this matter. "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 a Aram-naharaim, unto the city of 
Nahor. u And he made the camels 
to kneel down without the city by the 
well of water at the time of evening, 
the time that women go out to draw 
water. ^And he said: 'O LORD,, the 
God of my master Abraham, send me, 
I pray Thee, good speed this day, and 
show kindness unto my master Abra- 
ham. 13 Behold, I stand by the foun- 
tain of water; and the daughters of 
the men of the city come out to draw 
water. 14 So let it come to pass, that 
the damsel to whom I shall say: Let 
down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that 
I may drink; and she shall say: 
Drink, and I will give thy camels 
drink also; let the same be she that 
Thou hast appointed for Thy servant, 
even for Isaac; and thereby shall I 
know that Thou hast shown kindness 
unto my master.' 15 And it came to 
pass, before he had done speaking, that, 
behold, Rebekah came out, who was 
bom to Bethuel the son of Milcah, 
the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, 
with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 
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. 17 And the servant ran 
to meet her, and said: 'Give me to 
drinkj I pray thee, a little water of 
thy pitcher.' 18 And she said: 'Drink, 
my lord'; and she hastened, and let 
down her pitcher upon her hand, and 
gave him drink. 19 And when she had 
done giving lum drink, she said: 'I 
will draw for thy camels also, until 

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26 



she 



GENESIS 



24.44 



hastened, and emptied her jpitcher into 
the trough, and ran again unto the 
well to draw, and drew for all his 
camels. a Ana the man looked sted- 
fastly on her; holding his peace, to 
know whether the LORD had made his 
journey prosperous or not. ^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; ^and said: 'Whose 
daughter art thou? tell me, I pray 
thee. Is there room in thy father's 
house for us to lodge in?' M And she 
said unto him: 'I am the daughter of 
Bethud the son of. Milcah, whom she 
bore unto Nahor.' 25 She said more- 
over unto him: 'We have both straw 
and provender enough, and room to 
lodge in.' 26 And the man bowed his 
head, and prostrated himself before 
the LORD. 27 And he said: ' Blessed 
be the LORD, the God of my master 
Abraham, who hath not forsaken His 
mercy and His truth toward my 
master; as for me, the LORD hath led 
me in the way to the house of my 
master's brethren.' 28 And the damsel 
ran, and told her mother's house ac- 
cording to these words. 29 And Re- 
bekah had a brother, and his name 
was Laban; and Laban ran out unto 
the man, unto the fountain. 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 stood 
by the camels at the fountain. 31 And 
he said: 'Come in, thou blessed of the 
LORD : wherefore standest thou with- 
out? fox I have cleared the house, and 
made room for the camels.' ^And 
the man came into the house, and 
he ungirded 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. 
^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.' ^And he said: *I 
am Abraham's servant. ^And the LORD 
hath blessed my master greatly; and 
he is become great; and He hath 
given him flocks and herds, and silver 
and gold, and men-servants and maid- 
servants, and camels and asses. ^And 
Sarah my master's wife bore a son 
to my master when she was old; and 
unto bvm hath he given all that he 
hath. 37 Aiid my master made me 
swear, saying: Thou shalt not take 
a wife for my son of the daughters 
of the Canaanites, in whose land I 
dwell. 38 But thou shalt go unto my 
father's house, and to my kindred, and 
take a wife for my son. 39 And I 
said unto my master: Peradventure 
the woman will not follow me. 40 And 
he said unto me: The LORD, be- 
fore whom I walk, will send His angel 
with thee, and prosper thy way; and 
thou shalt take a wife for my son of 
my kindred, and of my father's house; 
tt then shalt thou be clear from my 
oath, when thou cpmest to my kin- 
dred; and if they give her not to thee, 
thou shalt be clear from my oath. 
^And I came this day unto the foun- 
tain, and said: LORD, the God of 
my master Abraham, if now Thou do 
prosper my way which I go : ^behold, 
I stand by the fountain of water; and 
let it come to pass, that the maiden 
that cometh forth to draw, to whom 
I shall say: Give me, I pray thee, a 
little water from thy pitcher to drink; 
44 and she shall say to me: Both 
drink thou, and I will also draw for 
thy camels; let the same be the 
woman whom the LORD hath appoint- 



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24.44 



GENESIS 



ed for my master's son. ^And before 
I had done speaking to my heart, be- 
hold, 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 thee. ^And she 
made haste, and let down her pitcher 
from her shoulder, and said: Drink, 
and I will give thy camels drink also. 
So I drank, and she made the camels 
drink also. 47 And I asked her, and 
said: Whose daughter art thou? 
And she said: The daughter of 
Bethuel, Nahor's son. whom Milcah 
bore unto him. And I put the ring 
upon her nose, and the bracelets 
upon her hands. 48 And I bowed my 
head, and prostrated myself before the 
LOKD, and blessed the LOED, 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. 49 And now if ye 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.' 
50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered 
and said: The thing proceedeth from 
the LORD; we cannot speak unto thee 
bad or good. ^Behold, Rebekah is 
before thee, take her, and go, and let 
her be thy master's son's wife, as the 
LORD hath spoken.' ^And it came to 
pass, that, when Abraham's servant 
heard their words, he bowed himself 
down to the earth unto the LORD. 
M And the servant brought forth 
jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, 
and raiment, and gave them to Re- 
bekah; he gave also to her brother 
and to her mother precious things. 
"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.' 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.' 
^And he said unto them: 'Delay me 
not, seeing the LORD hath prospered 
my way; send me away that I may 
go to my master.' 57 And they said. 
4 We will call the damsel, and inquire 
at her mouth.' 58 And they called 
Rebekah, and said unto her: 'Wilt 
thpu go with this man?' And she 
said: 'I will go.' 69 And they sent 
away Rebekah their sister, and her 
nurse, and Abraham's servant, and 
his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah, 
and said unto her: 'Our sister, be 
thou the mother of tnrfusands of ten 
thousands, and let thy seed possess the 
gate of those that hate them.' 61 And 
Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and 
they rode upon the camels, and fol- 
lowed the man. And the servant took 
Rebekah, and went his way. 62 And 
Isaac came from the way of Beer- 
lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the land of 
the South. ^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. 
"And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and 
when she saw Isaac, she alighted from 
the camel. 65 And she said unto the 
servant: 'What man is this that 
walketh in the field to meet us?' And 
the servant said. 'It is my master.' 
And she took her veil, and covered 
herself. ^And the servant told Isjiac 
all the things that he had done. 67 A nd 
Isaac brought her into his mower 
Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and 
she became his wife; and he loved 
her. And Isaac was comforted for 
his mother. 

O And Abraham took another 

^ wife, and her name was Keturah. 

2 And she bore him Zimran, and Jok- 

shan, and Medan, and Midian, and 



28 



GENESIS 



25.29 



Ishbak, and Shuah. 8 And Jokshan 
begot Sheba, and Dedan. And the 
sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and 
Letushim, and Leummim. 4 And the 
sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, 
and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. 
All these were the children of Keturah. 
5 And Abraham gave all that he had 
unto Isaac. 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. 
7 And these are the days of the years 
of Abraham's life which he lived, a 
hundred threescore and fifteen years. 
8 And Abraham expired, and died in a 
good old age, an old man, and full of 
years; and was gathered to his people. 
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: 
10 the field which Abraham purchased 
of the children of Heth; there was 
Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. 
11 And it came to pass after the death 
of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac 
his son; and Isaac dwelt by Beer- 
lahai-roi. 

^Now these are the generations of 
Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar 
the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, 
bore unto Abraham. ^And these are 
the names of the sons of Ishmael, by 
their names, according to their gen- 
erations: the first-born of Ishmael, 
Nebaioth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, 
and Mibsam, 14 and Mishma, and Du- 
mah, and Massa; 1& Hadad, and Tema, 
Jetur, Naphish, and Kedem; ^hese 
are the sons of Ishmael, and these are 
their names, by their villages, ^ and 
by their encampments; twelve princes 
according to their nations. 17 And 
these are the years of the life of Ish- 
mael, a hundred and thirty and seven 



years; and he expired and died; and 
was gathered unto his people. "And 
they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, 
that is before Egypt, as thou goest 
toward Asshur: over against all his 
brethren he cjid settle. 



"And these are the generations of 
Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begot 
Isaac. 20 And Isaac was forty years 
old when he took Rebekah, the daugh- 
ter of Bethuel the Aramean, of Pad- 
dan-aram, the sister of Laban the 
Aramean, to be his wife. a And Isaac 
entreated the LORD for his wife, be- 
cause she was barren; and the LORD 
let Himself be entreated of him, and 
Rebekah his wife conceived. ^And 
the children struggled together within 
her; and she said: ' If it be so, where- 
fore do I live?' And she went to in- 
quire of the LORD. ^And the LORD 
said unto her: 

Two nations are in thy womb, 

And two peoples shall be separated 
from thy bowels; 

And the one people shall be stronger 
than the other people; 

And the elder shall serve the young- 

er. 

M And when her days to be delivered 
were fulfilled, behold, there were twins 
in her womb. ^And the first came 
forth ruddy, all over like a hairy 
mantle; and they called his name 
Esau. ^And after that came forth 
his brother, and his hand had hold on 
Esau's heel; and his name was called 
8 Jacob. And Isaac was threescore 
years old when she bore them. 27 And 
the boys grew; and Esau was a cun- 
ning hunter, a man of the field; and 
Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling hi 
tents. 28 Now Isaac loved Esau, be- 
cause he did eat of his venison; and 
Rebekah loved Jacob. 29 And Jacob 



* That is, One thai takes by the heel, or, supplants. 



25.29 



GENESIS 



sod pottage; and Esau came in from 
the field, and he was faint. 30 And 
Esau said to Jacob: 'Let me swallow, 
I pray thee, some of this red, red 
pottage; for I am faint.' Therefore 
was Ms name called a Edom. 31 And 
Jacob said: 'Sell me first thy birth- 
right.' ^And Esau said: 'Behold, I 
am at the point to die; and what 
profit shall the birthright do to me?' 



And Jacob said : ' Swear to me first* 
and he swore unto him; and he sold 



his birthright unto Jacob. 
Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage 
of lentils; and he did eat and drink, 
and rose up, and went Ms way. So 

O fc And there was a famine hi the 
land, beside the first famine that 
was in the days of Abraham. And 
Isaac went unto Abimelech king of 
the PMlistines unto Gerar. 2 And the 
LORD appeared unto him, and said: 
'Go not down into Egypt; dwell in 
the land wMch I shall tell thee of. 
3 Sojourn in tMs land, and I will be 
with thee, and will bless thee; for unto 
thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all 
these lands, and I will establish the 
oath wMch I swore unto Abraham 
thy father; 4 and I will multiply thy 
seed as the stars of heaven, and will 
give unto thy seed all these lands; 
and by thy seed shall all the nations of 
the earth bless themselves; 6 because 
that Abraham hearkened to My voice, 
and kept My charge, My command- 
ments, My statutes, and My laws.' 
6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. 7 And 
the men of the place asked him of Ms 



wife; and he said: 'She is my sister'; 
for he feared to say: 'My wife'; 'lest 



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the men of the place should kill 



me for Rebekah, because she is fair 
to look upon.' 8 And it came to pass, 
when he had been there a long time, 
that Abimelech king of the Philis- 

ft That is, Red. 



tines looked out at a window, and 
saw, and, behold, Isaac was sport- 
ing with Rebekah Ms wife. 9 And 
Abimelech called Isaac, and said: 
'Behold, of a surety she is thy; wife; 
and how saidst-thou: She is my 
sister?' And Isaac said unto Mm: 
'Because I said: Lest I die because 
of her.' 10 And Abimelech said : ' What 
is tMs thou hast done unto us? one 
of the people might easily have lain 
with thy wife, and thou wouldest 
have brought guiltiness upon us.' 
ll And Abimelech charged all the 
people, saying: 'He that toucheth 
tMs man or Ms wife shall surely be 
put to death.' ^And Isaac sowed in 
that land, and found in the same year 
a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed 
Mm. ^And the man waxed great, and 
grew more and more until he became 
very great. 14 And he had possessions 
of flocks, and possessions of herds, 
and a great household; and the 
Philistines envied him. 15 Now all the 
wells which his father's servants had 
digged in the days of Abraham Ms 
father, the PMlistines had stopped 
them, and filled them with earth. 
16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac: 
'Go from us; for thou art much might- 
ier than we.' 17 And Isaac departed 
thence, and encamped in the valley of 
Gerar, and dwelt there. 18 And Isaac 
digged again the wells of water, 
which they had digged in the days of 
Abraham Ms father; for the PMlistines 
had stopped them after the death of 
Abraham; and he called their names 
after the names by wMch Ms father 
had called them. 19 And Isaac's serv- 
ants digged in the valley, and found 
there a well of living water. 20 And 



the herdmen of Gerar strove with 
Isaac's herdmen, saying: 'The water 
is ours.' And he called the name of 
the well b Esek; because they con- 

b That is, Contention. 

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GENESIS 



27.12 



tended with him. 2l And they 
another well, and they strove for that 
also. And he called the name of it 
a Sitnah. ^And he removed from 
thence, and digged another well; and 
for that they strove not. And he 
called the name of it b Rehoboth; and 
he said: 'For now the LORD hath 
made room for us, and we shall be 
fruitful in the land.' ^And he went 
up from thence to Beer-sheba. M And 
the LORD appeared unto him the same 
night, and said: 'I am the God of 
Abraham thy father. Fear not, for 
I am with thee, and will bless thee, and 
multiply thy seed for. My servant 
Abraham's sake.' ^And he builded 
an altar there, and called upon the 
name of the LORD, and pitched his 
tent there; and there Isaac's servants 
digged a well. ^Then Abimelech went 
to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath. his 
friend, and Phicol the captain of his 
host. 27 And Isaac said unto them: 
1 Wherefore are ye come unto me, see- 
ing ye hate me, and have sent me away 
from you?' 28 And they said: 'We 
saw plainly that the LORD was with 
thee; and we said: Let there now be 
an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us 
and thee, and let us make a covenant 
with thee; 29 that thou wilt do us no 
hurt, as we have not touched thee, and 
as we have done unto thee nothing 
but good, and have sent thee away in 
peace; thou art now the blessed of 
the LORD.' 30 And he made them a 
feast, and they did eat and drink. 
31 And they rose up betimes in the 
morning, and swore one to another; 
and Isaac sent them away, and they 
departed from him in peace. 32 And 
it came to pass the teame day, that 
Isaac's servants came, and told him 
concerning the well which they had 
digged, and said unto him: 'We have 
found water,' ^And he called it 

a That is, Enmity. 



Shibah. Therefore the name of the 
city is Beer-sheba unto this day. 

^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. 35 And they were a bitterness 
of spirit unto Isaac and to Rebekah. 
07 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.' 2 And he said: 'Behold 
now, I am old, I know not the day of 
my death. 3 Now therefore take, I 
pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver 
and thy bow, and go out to the field, 
and take me venison; *and make me 
savoury food, such as I love, and bring 
it to me, that I may eat; that my soul 
may bless thee before I die.' 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. 6 And Rebekah spoke unto Jacob 
her son, saying: 'Behold, I heard thy 
father speak unto Esau thy brother, 
saying: 7 Bring me venison, and 
make me savoury food, that I may 
eat, and bless thee before the LORD 
before my death. 8 Now therefore, 
my son, hearken to my voice accord- 
ing to that which I command thee. 
9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me 
from thence two good kids of the 
goats; and I will make them savoury 
food for thy father, such as he lov- 
eth; 10 and thou shalt bring it to thy 
father, that he may eat, so that. he 
may bless thee before his death.' 
u And Jacob said to Rebekah his 
mother: 'Behold, Esau my brother is 
a hairy man, and I am a smooth man. 
^My father peradventure will feel 
me, and I shall seem to him as a 
mocker; and I shall bring a curse 

fc That is, Room. 



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GENESIS 



upon me, and not a blessing.' 13 And 
his mother said unto him: 'Upon me 
be thy curse, my son; only hearken 
to my voice, and go fetch me them.' 
14 And he went, and fetched, and 
brought them to his mother; and his 
mother made savoury food, such as 
his father loved. 15 And Rebekah took 
the choicest garments of Esau her 
elder son, which were with her in the 
house, and put them upon Jacob her 
younger son. 16 And she put the skins 
of the kids of the goats upon his 
hands, and upon the smooth of his 
neck. 17 And she gave the savoury 
food and the bread, which she had pre- 
pared, into the hand of her son Jacob. 
18 And he came unto his father, and 
said : ' My father ' ; and he said : l Here 
am I; who art thou, my son?' 19 And 
Jacob said unto his father: 'I am 
Esau thy first-born; I have done 
according as thou badest me. Arise, 
I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, 
that thy soul may bless me.' 20 And 
Isaac said unto Ms son: 'How is it 
that thou hast found it so quickly, 
my son?' And he said: 'Because the 
LORD thy God sent me good speed.' 
21 And Isaac said unto Jacob: 'Come 
near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, 
my son, whether thou be my very son 
Esau or not.' ^And Jacob went near 
unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, 
and said: 'The voice is the voice of 
Jacob, but the hands are the hands 
of Esau.' ^And he discerned him not, 
because his hands were hairy, as his 
brother Esau's hands; so he blessed 
him, 24 Andhesaid: 'Art thou my very 
son Esau?' And he said: 'I am.' 
26 And he said: 'Bring it near to me, 
and I will eat of my son's venison, that 
my soul f may bless thee/ And he 
brought it near to him, and he did 
eat; and he brought him wine, and he 
drank. M And his father Isaac said 



unto him: 'Come near now, and kiss 
me, my son.' 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 the 

LORD hath blessed. 
28 So God give thee of the dew of 
heaven, 

And of the fat places of the earth, 

And plenty of corn and wine. 
29 Let peoples serve thee, 

And nations bow down to thee. 

Be lord over thy brethren, 

And let thyvmother's sons bow down 
to thee. 

Cursed be every one that curseth 
thee, 

And blessed be every one that 

blesseth thee. 

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. 31 And he also made 
savoury 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 thy soul may bless 
me.' 82 And Isaac his father said unto 
him: 'Who art thou?' And he said: 
'I am thy son, thy first-born, Esau.' 
38 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, 
and said: ^ 'Who then is he that hath 
taken venison, and brought it me, and 
I have eaten of all before thou earnest, 
and have blessed him? yea, and he shall 
be blessed.' 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/ 35 And he said. 
'Thy brother came with guile, and 
hath taken away thy blessing.' 36 And 
he said: 'Is not he rightly named 



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28.0 



Jacob? for he hath supplanted me 
these two times: he took away my 
birthright; and, behold, now he hath 
taken away my blessing/ And he 
said: 'Hast thou not reserved a bless- 
ing for me?' 37 And Isaac answered 
and said unto Esau: 'Behold, I have 
made him thy lord, and all his brethren 
have I given to him for servants; and 
with corn and wine have I sustained 
him; and what then shall I do for 
thee, my son?' 88 And Esau said unto 
his father: 'Hast thou but one bless- 
ing, my' father? bless me, even me 
also, my father/ And Esau lifted 
up his voice, and wept. 89 And Isaac 
his father answered and said unto 
him: 
Behold, of the fat places of the 

earth shall be thy dwelling, 
And of the dew of heaven from 

above; 

^And by thy sword shalt thou live, 
and thou shalt serve thy broth- 
er; 
And it shall come to pass when thou 

shalt break loose, 
That thou shalt shake his yoke from 

off thy neck. 

^And Esau hated Jacob because of 
the blessing wherewith his father 
blessed him. And Esau said in his 
heart: 'Let the days of mourning for 
my father be at hand; then will I slay 
my brother Jacob/ ^And the worots 
of Esau her elder son were told to 
Bebekah; and she sent and^ called 
Jacob her younger son, and said unto 
him: /Behold, thy brother Esau, as 
touching thee, doth comfort himself, 
purposing to kill thee. ^Now there- 
fore, my son, hearken to my voice; and 
arise, flee thou to Laban my brother 
to Haran; ^and tarry with him a few 
days, until thy brother's fury turn 
away; 45 until thy brother's anger turn 
away from thee, and he forget that 



which thou hast done to him; then I 
will send, and fetch thee from thence; 
why should I be bereaved of you both 
in one day?' 

^And Rebekah said to Isaac: f l 
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? ; 
OQ And Isaac called Jacob, aiid 
blessed him, and charged him, 
and said unto him: "Thou shalt not 
take a wife of the daughters of Ca- 
naan. 2 Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to 
the house of Bethuel thy mother's 
father; and take thee a wife from 
thence of the daughters of Laban thy 
mother's brother. 3 And God Almighty 
bless thee, and make thee fruitful, 
and multiply thee, that thoia. mayest 
be a congregation of peoples; 4 and 
give thee the blessing of Abraham, 
to thee, and to thy seed with thee; 
that thou mayest inherit the land of 
thy sojournings, which God gave unto 
Abraham/ & And Isaac sent away 
Jacob; and he went to Paddan-aram 
unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Ara- 
mean, the brother of Rebekah, Ja- 
cob's and Esau's mother. 6 Now Esau 
saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and 
sent him away to Paddan-aram, to 
take him a wife from thence; and 
that as he blessed him he gave him 
a charge, saying: 'Thou shalt not 
take a wife of the daughters of Ca- 
naan'; 7 and that Jacob hearkened to 
his father and his mother, and was 
gone to Paddan-aram; 8 and Esau 
saw that the daughters of Canaan 
pleased not Isaac his father; 9 so Esaij 
went unto Ishmael, and took unto 
the wives that he had Mahalath 
the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's 
son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his 
wife. 



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GENESIS 



10 And Jacob went out from Beer- 
sheba, and went toward Haran. 
u And he lighted upon the 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. 12 And he dreamed, and be- 
hold a ladder set up on the earth, and 
the top of it reached to heaven; and 
behold the angels of God ascending 
and descending on it. 13 And, behold, 
the LORD stood beside him, and said: 
'I am the LORD, the God of Abraham 
thy father, and the God of Isaac. 
The land whereon thou best', to thee 
will I give it, and to thy seed. 14 And 
thy seed shall be as the dust of the 
earth, and thou shalt spread abroad 
to the west, and to the east, and to the 
north, and to the south. And 



thee and in thy 
families of the 



in 

seed shall all the 
earth be blessed. 
J*M.J behold, I am with thee, and 
will keep thee whithersoever thou 
goest, and will bring thee back into this 
land; for I will not leave thee, until I 
have done that which I have spoken to 
thee of.' 16 And Jacob awaked out of 
his sleep, and he said: 'Surely the 
LORD is in this place; and I knew^it 
not.' 17 And he was afraid, and said: 
'How full of awe is this place! this is 
none other than the house of God. 
and this is the gate of heaven.' 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. 19 And he called the name of that 
place *Beth-el, but the name of the 
city was Luz at the first. 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, 



that I come back to my father's house 
in peace, then shall the LORD be my 
God, ^and this ^stone, which I have 
set up for a pillar, shall be God's 
house; and of all that Thou shalt give 
me I will surely give the tenth unto 
Thee.' 

OQ Then Jacob went on his jour- 
4 ney, and came to the land of the 
children of the east. *Aud 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. 
3 And thither were all the flocks gath- 
ered; and they rolled the stone from the 
well's mouth, and watered the sheep, 
and put the stone back upon the well's 
mouth in its place. 4 And Jacob said 
unto them: 'My brethren, whence 
areye?' And they said: 'Of Haran are 
we.' 5 And he said unto them: 'Know 
ye Laban the son of Nahor?' And 
they said: 'We know him.' 6 And he 
said unto them: 'Is it well with him?' 
And they said: 'It is well; and, be- 
hold, Rachel his daughter cometh with 
the sheep.' 7 Andhesaid: 'Lo, it is yet 
high day, neither is it time that the 
cattle should be gathered together; 
water ye the sheep, and go and feed 
them.' 8 And they said: 'We cannot, 
until all the flocks be gathered to- 
gether, and they roll the stone from 
the well's mouth; then we water the 
sheep.' 9 While he was yet speaking 
with them, Rachel came with her 
father's sheep; for she tended them. 
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. 
u And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted 



1 That is, The house of God. 

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GENESIS 



30.3 



lip his voice, and wept. ^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. 
13 And it came to pass, when Laban 
heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's 
son, that he ran to meet him, and em- 
braced him, and kissed him, and 
brought him to his house. And he 
told Laban all these things. 14 And 
Laban said to him: 'Surely thou art 
my bone and my flesh.' And he 
abode with him the space of a month. 
15 And Laban said unto Jacob: * Be- 
cause thou art my brother, shouldest 
thou therefore serve me for nought? 
tell me, what shall thy wages be?' 
16 Now Laban had two daughters: 
the name of the elder was Leah, and 
the name of the younger was Rachel. 
17 And Leah's eyes were weak; but 
Rachel was of beautiful form and fair 
to look upon. 18 And Jacob loved 
Rachel; and he said: 'I will serve 
thee seven years for Rachel thy 
younger daughter.' 19 And Laban 
said: 'It is better that I give her to 
thee, than that I should give her to 
another man; abide with me.' 20 And 
Jacob served seven years for Rachel; 
and they seemed unto him but a few 
days, for the love he had to her. 
^And Jacob said unto Laban: 'Give 
me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, 
that I may go in unto her.' ^And 
Laban gathered together all the men 
of the place, and made a feast. ^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. 
^And Laban gave Zilpah his hand- 
maid unto his daughter Leah for a, 
handmaid. 25 And it came to pass in 
the morning that, behold, it was 
Leah; and he said to Laban: 'What 
is this thou hast done unto me? did 
not I serve with thee for Rachel? 



wherefore then hast thou beguiled 
me?' ^And Laban said: 'It is not so 
done in our place, to give the younger 
before the first-born. 27 Fulfil the week 
of this one, and we will give thee the 
other also for the service which thou 
shalt serve with me yet seven other 
years.' 28 And Jacob did so, and ful- 
filled her week; and he gave him 
Rachel his daughter to wife. 29 And 
Laban gave to Rachel his daughter 
Bilhah his handmaid to be her hand- 
maid. 30 And he went in also unto 
Rachel, and he loved Rachel more 
than Leah, and served with him yet 
seven other years. 

31 And the LORD saw that Leah was 
hated, and he opened her womb; but 
Rachel was barren. ^And Leah con- 
ceived, and bore a son, and she called 
his name Reuben; for she said: 'Be- 
cause the LORD a hath looked upon my 
affliction; for now my husband w^It 
love me.' ^And she conceived again, 
and bore a son; and said: 'Because 
the LORD b hath heard that I am hated, 
He hath therefore given me this son 
also.' And she called his name 
c Simeon. M And she conceived again, 
and bore a son; and said: 'Now this 
time will my husband be d joined unto 
me, because I have borne him three 
sons.' Therefore was his name called 
Levi. ^And she conceived again, and 
bore a son; and she said: 'This time 
will I e praise the LORD.' Therefore 
she called his name f Judah; and she 
left off bearing. 

And when Rachel saw that 
she bore Jacob no children. 



30 

Rachel envied her sister; and she said 
unto Jacob: 'Give me children, or 
else I die.' 2 Aad Jacob's anger was 
kindled against Rachel; and he said: 
'Am I in God's stead, who hath with- 
held from thee the fruit of the womb?' 
3 And she said: 'Behold my maid 



* Heb. roah beonp. * Heb. shama. Heb. Shimeon. d From the Heb. root lavah. 
From the Heb. hodah. ' Heb. Jehvdah. 

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30.3 



GENESIS 



Bilhah, go in unto her; that she may 


l8 And Leah said: 'God hath given me 


bear upon my knees, and I also may 


my e hire, because I gave my hand- 


be builded up through her.' 4 And she 


maid to my husband.' And she called 


gave him Bilhah her handmaid to 


his name Issachar. "And Leah con- 


wife; and Jacob went hi unto her. 


ceived again, and bore a sixth son to 


5 And Bilhah conceived, and bore 


Jacob. ^And Leah said: 'God hath 


Jacob a son. 6 And Rachel said: 'God 


endowed me with a good dowry; now 


hath a judged me, and hath also 


will my husband f dwell with me, be- 


heard my voice, and hath given me a 


cause I have borne him six sons.' 


son.' Therefore called she his name 


And she called his name Zebulun. 


Dan. 7 And Bilhah Rachel's handmaid 


21 And afterwards she bore a daughter, 


conceived again, and bore Jacob a 


and called her name Dinah. ^And 


second son. 8 And Rachel said : ' With 


God remembered Rachel, and God 


mighty wrestlings have I b wrestled 


hearkened to her, and opened her 


with my sister, and have prevailed.' 


womb. ^And she conceived, and 


And she called his name Naphtali. 


bore a son, and said. 'God *hath 


9 When Leah saw that she had left 


taken away my reproach.' M And she 


off bearing, she took Zilpah her hand- 


called his name Joseph, saying: 'The 


maid, and gave her to Jacob to wife. 


LORD h add to me another son.' 


10 And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bore 


M And it came to pass, when Rachel 


Jacob a son. "And Leah said: 'For- 


had borne Joseph, that Jacob said 


tune is come!' And she called his 


unto Laban: 'Send me away, that 


name Gad. 12 And Zilpah Leah's 


I may go unto mine own place, and to 


handmaid bore Jacob a second son. 


my country. 26 Give me my wives and 


w And Leah said: 'Happy am I! for 


my children for whom I have served 


the 'daughters will call me happy ' 


thee, and let me go; for thou knowest 


And she called his name d Asher. 


my service wherewith I have served 


14 And Reuben went in the days of 


thee.' 27 And Laban said unto him: 


wheat harvest, and found man- 


'If now I have found favour in thine 


drakes in the field, and brought them 


eyes I have observed the signs, and 


unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel 


the LOED hath blessed me for thy sake. 


said to Leah: 'Give me, I pray thee, 
of thy son's mandrakes.' 16 And she 


^And he said : ' Appoint me thy wages, 
and I will give it.' 29 And he said unto 


said unto her: 'Is it a small matter 


him: 'Thou knowest how I have 


that thou hast taken away my hus- 


served thee, and how thy cattle have 


band? and wouldest thou take away 


fared with me. 30 For it was little 


my son's mandrakes also?' And Ra- 


which thou hadst before I came, and 


chel said: 'Therefore he shall lie with 


it hath increased abundantly; and 


thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.' 


the LOBD hath blessed thee whither- 


16 And Jacob came from the field in 


soever I turned. And now when 


the evening, and Leah went out to 


shall I provide for mine own house 


meet him, and said: 'Thou must 


also?' 31 And he said: 'What shall 


come in unto me; for I have surely 


I give thee?' And Jacob said: 'Thou 


hired thee with my son's mandrakes.' 
And he lay with her that night. 17 And 


shalt not give me aught j if thou wilt 
do this thing for me, I will again feed 


God hearkened unto Leah, and she 


thy flock and keep it. 32 I will pass 


conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son. 


through all thy flock to-day, removing 



a Heb dan, be judged. b Heb. mphtal, he wrestled. That is, Fortune. * That is, Sappy 
* Heb. sarhar. * Heb, zabal, he dwelt. Heb. asaph. * Heb. Joseph. 

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31 12 



from thence every speckled and spot- 
ted one, and every dark one among the 
sheep, and the spotted and speckled 
among the goats; and of such shall 
be my hire. ^So shall my righteous- 
ness witness against me hereafter, 
when thou shalt come to look over 
my hire that is before thee: every 
one that is not speckled and spotted 
among the goats, and dark among the 
sheep, that if found with me shall be 
counted stolen/ w And Laban said: 
'Behold, would it might be according 
to thy word.' ^And he removed that 
day the he-goats that were streaked 
and spotted, and all the she-goats 
that were speckled and spotted, every 
one that had white in it, and all the 
dark ones among the sheep, and gave 
them into the hand of his sons. ^And 
he set three days' journey betwixt 
himself and Jacob. And Jacob fed 
the rest of Laban's flocks. ^And 
Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, 
and of the almond and of the plane- 
tree; and peeled white streaks in them, 
making the white appear which was 
in the rods. 2 8 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. 39 And the flocks con- 
ceived at the sight of the rods, and 
the flocks brought forth streaked, 
speckled, and spotted. 40 And Jacob 
separated the lambs he also set the 
faces of the flocks toward the streaked 
and all the dark in the flock of La- 
ban and put his own droves apart, 
and put them not unto Laban's flock. 
4l And it came to pass, whensoever 
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; 
when the flock were feeble, he 



put them, not in; so the feebler were 
Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's. 
^And the man increased exceedingly, 
and had large flocks, and maid- 
servants and men-servants, and camels 



Q ~| And he heard the words of La- 
^ * ban's sons, saying: 'Jacob hath 
taken away all that was our father's; 
and of that which was our father's 
hath he gotten all this wealth/ 2 And 
Jacob beheld the countenance of 
Laban, and, behold, it was not toward 
him as beforetime. 3 And the LORD 
said unto Jacob: * Return unto the 
land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; 
and I will be with thee.' 4 And Jacob 
sent and called Rachel and "Leah to 
the field unto his flock, "and said unto 
them: 'I see your father's counte- 
nance, that it is not toward me as be- 
foretime; but the God of my father 
hath been with me. 6 And ye know 
that with all my power I have served 
your father. 7 And your father hath 
mocked me, and changed my wages 
ten times; but God suffered him not 
to hurt me. 8 If he said thus: The 
speckled shall be thy wages; then 
all the flock bore speckled; and if he 
said thus: The streaked shall be 
thy wages; then bore all the flock 
streaked. Thus God hath taken away 
the cattle of your father, and given 
them to me. 10 And it came to pass 
at the time that the flock conceived, 
that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw 
in a dream, and, behold, the he-goats 
which leaped upon the flock were 
streaked, speckled, and grizzled. n And 
the angel of God said unto me in the 
dream: Jacob; and I said: Here 
am I. ^And he said: Lift up now 
thine eyes, and see, all the he-goats 
which leap upon the flock are streaked, 
speckled, and grizzled; for I have 
seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. 



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GENESIS 



"I am the God of ^ Beth-el, where 
thou didst anoint a pillar, where thou 
didst vow a vow unto Me. Now arise, 
get thee out from this land, and return 
unto the land of thy nativity/ 14 And 
Rachel and Leah answered and said 
unto him: 'Is there yet any portion 
or inheritance for us in our father's 
house? 15 Are we not accounted by 
him strangers? for he hath sold us, 
and hath also quite devoured our 
price. 16 For all the riches which God 
hath taken away from our father, 
that is ours and our children's. Now 
then, whatsoever God hath said unto 
thee, do.' 17 Then Jacob rose up, and 
set his sons and his wives upon the 
camels; ^and he carried away all his 
cattle, and all his substance which he 
had gathered, the cattle of his getting, 
which he had gathered in Paddan- 
aram, to go to Isaac his father unto 
the land of Canaan. I9 Now Laban was 
gone to shear his sheep. And Rachel 
stole the teraphim that were her 
father's. 20 And Jacob outwitted La- 
ban the Aramean, in that he told him 
not that he fled. a So he fled with all 
that he had; and he rose up, and passed 
over a the River, and set his face 
toward the mountain of Gilead. 

^And it was told Laban on the 
third day that Jacob was fled. ^And 
he took his brethren with him, and 
pursued after him seven days' journey; 
and he overtook him in the mountain 
of Gilead. ^And God came to Laban 
the Aramean in a dream of the night, 
and said unto him.: 'Take heed to 
thyself that thou speak not to Jacob 
either good or bad.' ^And Laban 
came up with Jacob. Now Jacob 
had pitched his tent in the mountain; 
and Laban with his brethren pitched 
in the mountain of Gilead. ^And 
Laban said to Jacob: 'What hast 
bhou done, that thou hast outwitted 



me, and carried away my daughters 
as though captives of the sword? 
27 Wherefore didst thou flee secretly, 
and outwit me; and didst not tell me, 
that I might have sent thee away 
with mirth and with songs, with 
tabret and with harp; 28 and didst 
not suffer me to kiss my sons and 
my daughters? now hast thou done 
foolishly. 29 It is in the power of my 
hand to do you hurt; but the God of 
your father spoke unto me yester- 
night, saying: Take heed to thyself 
that thou speak not to Jacob either 
good or bad. 30 And now that thou art 
surely gone, because thou sore longest 
after thy father's house, wherefore 
hast thou stolen my gods?' 31 And 
Jacob answered and said to Laban: 
'Because I was afraid; for I said: 
Lest thou shouldest take thy daugh- 
ters from me by force. 32 With 
whomsoever thou findest thy gods, 
he shall not live; before our brethren 
discern thou what is thine with me, 
and take it to thee.' For Jacob 
knew not that Rachel had stolen 
them. ^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. ^Now Rachel had 
taken the teraphim, and put them 
in the saddle of the camel, and sat 
upon them. And Laban felt about 
all the tent, but found them not. 
35 And she said to her father: 'Let 
not my lord be angry that I eannot 
rise up before thee; for the manner of 
women is upon me. 7 And he searched, 
but found not the teraphim. 36 And 
Jacob was wroth, and strove with 
Laban. And Jacob answered and 
said to Laban: 'What is my trespass? 
what is my sin, that thou hast hotly 
pursued after me? 37 Whereas thou 



a That is, the Euphrates. 



GENESIS 



32.7 



hast felt about all my stuff, what hast 
thou lound of all thy household stuff? 
Set it here before my brethren and 
thy brethren, that they may judge 
betwixt us two t . 38 These twenty years 
have I been with thee; thy ewes and 
thy she-goats have not cast their 
young, and the rams of thy flocks 
have I not eaten. 39 That which was 
torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; 
I bore the loss of it; of my hand didst 
thou require it, whether stolen by day 
or stolen by night. 40 Thus I was : in the 
day the drought consumed me, and 
the frost by night; and my sleep fled 
from mine eyes. 41 These twenty years 
have I been in thy house: I served 
thee fourteen years for thy two daugh- 
ters, and six years for thy flock; and 
thou hast changed my wages ten 
tunes. ^Except the God of my father, 
the God of Abraham, and the Fear of 
Isaac, had been on my side, surely 
now hadst thou sent me away empty. 
God hath seen mine affliction and the 
labour of my hands, and gave judg- 
ment yesternight.' ^And Laban an- 
swered and said unto Jacob: 'The 
daughters are my daughters, and the 
children are my children, and the 
flocks are my flocks, and all that thou 
seest is mine; and what can I do this 
day for these* my daughters, or for 
their children whom they have borne? 
**And now come, let us make a cove- 
nant, I and thou; and let it be for a 
witness between me and thee.' 45 And 
Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a 
pillar. 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. 47 And 
Laban called it a Jegar-sahadutha: 
but Jacob called it b Galeed. 48 And 
Laban said: 'This heap is witness 
between me and thee this day.' 
Therefore was the name of it called 



Galeed; 49 and Mizpah, for he said: 
'The LORD watch between me and 
thee, when we are absent one from 
another. ^If thou shalt afflict my 
daughters, and if thou shalt take 
wives beside my daughters, no man 
being with us; see, God is witness 
betwixt me and thee/ 51 And Laban 
said to Jacob: * Behold this heap, 
and behold the pillar, which I have 
set up betwixt me and thee. ^This 
heap be witness, and the pillar be 
witness, that I will not pass over 
this heap to thee, and that thou shalt 
not pass over this heap and this 
pillar unto me, for harm. ^The God 
of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, 
the God of their father, judge be- 
twixt us.' And Jacob swore by the 
Fear of his father Isaac. M 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, 
O O 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. 2 And Jacob went on his 
way, and the angels of God met him. 
3 And Jacob said when he saw them: 
'This is God's camp.' And he called 
the name of that place d Mahanaim. 



4 And Jacob sent messengers before 
to Esau his brother unto the 



land of Seir, the field of Edom. 5 And 
he commanded them, saying: 'Thus 
shall ye say unto my lord Esau: 
Thus saith thy servant Jacob: I 
have sojourned with Laban, and stayed 
until now. 6 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 favour 
in thy sight/ 7 And the messengers 



* That is, The heap of witness, in. Aramaic b That is, The heap of witness, in Hebrew. 
That is, The watch-post. * That is, Tito camps. 

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GENESIS 



returned to Jacob, saying: 'We came 
to thy brother Esau, and moreover 
he cometh to meet thee, and four 
hundred men with him/ 8 Then Jacob 
was greatly afraid and was distressed. 
And he divided the people that was 
with him, and the flocks, and the 
herds, and the camels, into two camps. 
9 And he said: 'If Esau come to the 
one camp, and smite it, then the 
camp which is left shall escape.' 
"And Jacob said: { God of my 
father Abraham, and God of my 
father Isaac, O LORD, who saidst 
unto me: Return unto thy country, 
and to thy kindred, and I will do thee 
good; U I am not worthy of all the 
mercies, and of all the truth, which 
Thou hast shown unto Thy servant; 
for with my staff I passed over this 
Jordan; and now I am become two 
camps. ^Deliver me, I pray Thee, 
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. ^And Thou saidst : 
I will surely do thee good, and make 
thy seed as the sand of the sea, which 
cannot be numbered for multitude.' 
14 And he lodged there that night; and 
took of that which he had with him 
a present for Esau his brother: 15 two 
hundred she-goats and twenty he- 
goats, two hundred ewes and twenty 
rams, 16 thirty milch camels and their 
colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty 



she-asses and ten foals, 
livered them into the 



17 And he de- 
hand of his 



servants, every drove by itself; and 
said unto his servants: 'Pass over 
before me, and put a space betwixt 
drove and drove.' 18 And he com- 
manded the foremost, saying: 'When 
Esau my brother meeteth thee, and 
asketh thee, saying: Whose art 
thou? and whither goest thou? and 
whose are these before thee? 19 then 



thou shalt say: They are thy serv- 
ant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto 
my lord, even unto Esau; and, be- 
hold, he also is behind us.' 20 And he 
commanded also the second, and the 
third, and all that followed the droves, 
saying: 'In this manner shall ye 
speak unto Esau, when ye find him; 
a and ye shall say: Moreover, be- 
hold. thy servant Jacob is behind us/ 
For he said: ' I will appease him with 
the present that goeth before me, and 
afterward I will see his face; perad- 
venture he will accept me/ ^So 
the present passed over before him; 
and he himself lodged that night in 
the camp. 



a That is, He who striveth utih God 
40 



he rose up that night, and 
took his two wives, and his two hand- 
maids, and his eleven children, and 
passed over the ford of the Jabbok, 
^And he took them, and sent them 
over the stream, and sent over that 
which he had. ^And Jacob was left 
alone; and there wrestled a man with 
him until the breaking of the day. 
^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. 27 And he said: 'Let me 
go, for the day breaketh/ And he 
said: 'I will not let thee go, except 
thou bless me/ 28 And he said unto 
him: 'What is thy name?' And he 
said: 'Jacob/ 29 And he said: 'Thy 
name shall be called no more Jacob, 
but a lsrael; for thou hast striven with 
God and with men, and hast prevailed/ 
30 And Jacob asked him, and said: 
' Tell me, I pray thee, thy name/ And 
he said: 'Wherefore is it that thou' 
dost ask after my name?' And he 
blessed him there. 31 And Jacob called 
the name of the place b Peniel: 'for 
I have seen God face to face, and 
my life is preserved/ 32 And the 



b That is, The face of God. 



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344 



sun rose upon him as he passed over 
a Peniel, and he limped upon his thigh. 
^Therefore the children of Israel 
eat not the sinew of the thigh-vein 
which is upon the hollow of the thigh, 
unto this day; because he touched the 
hollow of Jacob's thigh, even in the 
sinew of the thigh-vein. 
OO And Jacob lifted up his eyes, 
^^ and looked, and, behold, Esau 
came, and with him four hundred men. 
And he divided the children unto Leah, 
and unto Rachel, and unto the two 
handmaids. 2 And he put the hand- 
maids and their children foremost, and 
Leah and her children after, and 
Rachel and Joseph hindermost. 3 And 
he himself passed over before them, 
and bowed himself to the ground 
seven times, until he came near to his 
brother. 4 And Esau ran to meet him, 
and embraced him, and fell on his 
neck, and kissed him; and they wept. 
5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the 
women and the children; and said: 
'Who are these with thee?' And he 
said: 'The children whom God hath 
graciously given thy servant.' 6 Then 
the handmaids came near, they and 
their children, and they bowed down. 
7 And Leah also and her children came 
near, and bowed down; and after 
came Joseph near and Rachel, and 
they bowed down. 8 And he said: 
'What meanest thou by all this camp 
which I met? ' And he said: ' To find 
favour in the sight of my lord.' 9 And 
Esau said: 'I have enough; my 
brother, let that which thou hast be 
thine.' 10 And Jacob said: 'Nay, I 
pray thee, if now I have found favour 
in thy sight, then receive my present 
at my hand; forasmuch as I have seen 
thy face, as one seeth the face of God, 
and thou wast pleased with me. 
"Take, I pray thee, my gift that is 
brought to thee; because God hath 

Heb. PenueL b That is, Booths. 



dealt graciously with me, and because 
I have enough.' And he urged him, 
and he took it. B And he said: 'Let 
us take our journey, and let us go, 
and I will go before thee.' 13 And 
he said unto him: 'My lord knoweth 
that the children are tender, and 
that the flocks and herds giving suck 
are a care to me; and if they over- 
drive them one day, all the flocks 
will die. 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, 
pass over before his servant; and I 
will journey 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.' 15 And Esau said: 'Let me 
now leave with thee some of the folk 
that are with me.' And he said: 
'What needeth it? let me find favour 
in the sight of my lord.' 16 So Esau 
returned that day on his way unto 
Seu:. 17 And Jacob journeyed to Suc- 
coth, and built him a house, and made 
booths for his cattle. Therefore the 
name of the place is called b Succoth. 
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. 
19 And he bought the parcel of ground, 
where he had spread his tent, at the 
hand of the children of Hamor, She- 
chem' s father, for a hundred pieces of 
money. , 20 And he erected there an 
altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel. 
O A And Dinah the daughter of Leah, 
u * whom she had borne unto Jacob, 
went out to see the daughters of the 
land. 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. 3 And his soul did 
cleave unto Dinah, the daughter of 
Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and 
spoke comfortingly unto the damsel. 
4 And Shechem spoke unto his father 

That is, God, the God of Israel 



41 



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GENESIS 



Hamor, saying: 'Get me this damsel 
to wife/ 6 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. 6 And Hamor the father of 
Shechem went out unto Jacob to 
speak with him. 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 a vile deed in 
Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; 
which thing ought not to be done 
8 And Hamor spoke with them, saying: 
'The soul of my son Shechem longeth 
for your daughter. I pray you give 
her unto him to wife. 9 And make ye 
marriages with us; give your daughters 
unto us, and take our daughters unto 
you. 10 And ye shall dwell with us; 
and the land shall be before you; 
dwell and trade ye therein, and get 
you possessions therein.' u And She- 
chem said unto her father and unto 
her brethren: ' Let me find favour in 
your eyes, and what ye shall say unto 
me I will give. 12 Ask me never so 
much dowry and gift, and I will 
give according as ye shall say unto 
me; but give .me the damsel to wife.' 
13 And the sons of Jacob answered 
Shechem and Hamor his father with 
guile, and spoke, because he had 
defiled Dinah their sister, 14 ,and said 
unto them : ' We cannot do this thing, 
to give our sister to one that is un- 
circumcised; for that were a reproach 
unto us. ^Only on this condition will 
we consent unto you: if ye will be as 
we are, that every male of you be 
circumcised; 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. 17 But if ye will not 
hearken unto us, to be circumcised; 



then will we take our daughter, and 
we will be gone/ 18 And their words 
pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's 
son. 19 And the young man deferred 
not to do the thing, because he had 
delight in Jacob's daughter. And he 
was honoured above all the house of 
his father. 20 And Hamor and Shechem 
his son came unto the gate of their 
city, and spoke with the men of their 
city, saying: a ' These men are peace- 
able 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. ^Oniy on this con- 
dition will the men consent unto us 
to dwell with us, to become one people, 
if every male among us be circum- 
cised, as they are circumcised. ^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. 7 M And unto Hamor 
and unto Shechem his son hearkened 
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. ^And it came to pass on the 
third day, when they were in pain, 
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. 
28 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. 27 The sons 
of Jacob came upon the slain, and 
spoiled the city, because they had 
defiled their sister. 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; 29 and all 
their wealth, and all their little ones 
and their wives, took they captive 



42 



GENESIS 



35 23 



and spoiled, even all that was In the 
house. sAnd Jacob said to Simeon 
and Levi: 'Ye have troubled me, to 
make me odious unto the inhabitants 
of the land, even unto 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.' 31 And they said: 'Should 
one deal with our sister as with a 
harlot?' 

And God said unto Jacob: 
'Arise, go up to Beth-el, and 
dwell there; and make there an altar 
unto God, who appeared unto thee 
when thou didst flee from the face 
of Esau thy brother/ 2 Then Jacob 
said unto his household, and to all 
that were with him: 'Put away the 
strange gods that are among you, 
and purify yourselves, and change 
your garments; 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. : 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 terebinth which was by Shechem. 
B 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. 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. 7 And he built there an altar, 
and called the place *El-beth-el, be- 
cause there God was revealed unto 
him, when he fled from the face of 
his brother. 8 And Deborah Rebekah's 
nurse died, and she was buried below 
Beth-el under the oak; and the name 
of it was called MJlon-bacuth. 



9 And God appeared unto Jacob 
again, when he came from Paddan- 
aram, and blessed him. IO And God 
said unto him: 'Thy name is Jacob; 
thy name shall not be called any more 
Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name 7 ; 
and He called his name Israel. "And 
God said unto him: 'I am God Al- 
mighty. Be fruitful and multiply; 
a nation and a company of nations 
shall be of thee, and kings shall come 
out of thy loins; ^and the land which 
I gave unto Abraham and Isaac, to 
thee I will give it, and to thy seed 
after thee will I give the land.' 13 And 
God went up from him in the place 
where He spoke with him. 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, 
id poured oil thereon. ^And Jacob 
called the name of the place where 
God spoke with him, Beth-el. 16 And 
they journeyed from Beth-el; and 
there was still some way to come to 
Ephrath; and Rachel travailed, and 
she had hard labour. 17 And it came 
to pass, when she was in hard labour, 
that the midwife said unto her: ' Fear 
not; for this also is a son for thee.' 
18 And it came to pass, as her soul was 
in departing for she died that she 
called his name Ben-oni; but his 
Father called him d Benjamin. 19 And 
Rachel died, and was buried in the 
way to Ephrath the same is Beth- 
iehem. 20 And Jacob set up a pillar 
upon her grave; the same is the pillar 
of Rachel's grave unto this day. 
21 And Israel journeyed, and spread 
his tent beyond Migdal-eder. ^And it 
came to pass, while Israel dwelt in 
that land, that Reuben went and 
ay with Bilhah his father's concubine; 
and Israel heard of it. 



Now 
twelve: 



the 



sons of Jacob were 
sons of Leah: Reuben, 



a That is, The God of Beth-el. b That is, The oak of weeping. * That is, The eon of my sorrow. 
A That is, The son of the right hand. 

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GENESIS 



and for his words. 9 And lie 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 bowed down to me.' 10 And he 
told it to his father, and to his breth- 
ren; and his father rebuked him, and 
said unto him: 'What is this dream 
that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and 
thy mother and thy brethren indeed 
come to bow down to thee to the 
earth?' u And his brethren envied 
him; but his father kept the saying 
in mind. 

12 And his brethren went to feed 
their father's flock in Shechem. 13 And 
Israel said unto Joseph: 'Do not thy 
brethren feed the flock in Shechem? 
come, and I will send thee unto 
them/ And he said to him: ' Here am 
I.' 14 Andhesaidtohim: 'Go now, see 
whether it is well with thy brethren, 
and well with the flock; and bring 
me back word. 7 So he sent him out of 
the vale of Hebron, and he came to 
Shechem. 15 And a certain man found 
him, and, behold, he was wandering 
in the field. And the man asked him, 
saying: 'What seekest thou?' 16 And 
he said: 'I seek my brethren. Tell 
me, I pray thee, where they are feed- 
ing the flock.' 17 And the man said: 
'They are departed hence; for I heard 
them say: Let us go to Dothan. ; 
And Joseph went after his brethren, 
and found them in Dothan. 18 And 
they saw him afar off, and before he 
came near unto them, they conspired 
against him to slay him. 19 And they 
said one to another: 'Behold, this 
dreamer cometh. 20 Come now there- 
fore, and let us slay him., and cast 
him into one of the pits, and we will 
say: An evil beast hath devoured 
him ; and we shall see what will be- 
come of his dreams.' ^And Reuben 



heard it, and delivered him out of 
their hand; and said: ' Let us not take 
his life.' ^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. ^And 
it came to pass, when Joseph was come 
unto his brethren, that they stripped 
Joseph of his coat, the coat of many 
colours that was on him; ^and they 
took him, and cast him into the pit 
and the pit was empty, there was no 
water in it. ^And they sat down to eat 
bread; and they lifted up their eyes 
and looked, and, behold, a caravan of 
Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with 
their camels bearing spicery and 
balm and ladanum, going to carry it 
down to Egypt. ^And Judah said 
unto his brethren: 'What pr,ofit is it 
if we slay our brother and conceal his 
blood? 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 hearkened 
unto him. 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 shekels of silver. And they 
brought Joseph into Egypt. 29 And 
Reuben returned unto the pit; and, 
behold, Joseph was not in the pit; 
and he rent his clothes. 30 And he 
returned unto his brethren, and said: 
'The child is not; and as for me, whith- 
er shall I go?' 31 And they took 
Joseph's coat, and killed a he-goat, 
and dipped the coat in the blood; 82 and 
they sent the coat of many colours, and 
they brought it to their father; and 
said: 'This have we found. Know 
now whether it is thy son's coat or 
not.' S3 And he knew it, and said: 
'It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath 



GENESIS 



38.22 



devoured him; Joseph is without doubt 


die, like his brethren.' And Tamar 


torn in pieces.' ^And Jacob rent his 


went and dwelt in her father's house. 


garments, and put sackcloth upon his 


12 And in process of time Shua's daugh- 


loins, and mourned for his son many 


ter, the wife of Judah, died; and 


days. 35 And all his sons and all his 


Judah was comforted, and went up 


daughters rose up to comfort him; but 


unto his sheep-shearers to Timnah, 


tie refused to be comforted; and he 


he and his friend Hirah the Adullam- 


said: 'Nay, but I will go down to 


ite 13 And it vi as told Tamar, say- 


the grave to my son mourning/ 


ing: 'Behold, thy father-in-law goeth 


And his father wept for him. ^And 


up to Timnah to shear his sheep.' 


the a Midianites sold him into Egypt 


14 And she put off from her the gar- 


unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, 


ments of her widowhood, and covered 


the captain of the guard. 


herself with her veil, and wrapped 


OQ And it came to pass at that 


herself, and sat in the entrance of 


uo time, that Judah went down from 


Enaim, which is by the way to Tim- 


lis brethren, and turned in to a certain 


nah; for she saw that Shelah was 


Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. 


grown up, and she was not given unto 


2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a 


him to wife. 15 When Judah saw her, 


certain Canaamte whose name was 


he thought her to be a harlot; for she 


3hua; and he took her, and went in 


had covered her face. 16 And he turned 


unto her. 8 And she conceived, and 


unto her by the way, and said : ' Come, I 


jore a son; and he called his name Er. 


pray thee, let me come in unto thee'; 


*And she conceived again, and bore 


for he knew not that she was his 


a son; and she called his name Onan. 


daughter-in-law. And she said. 'What 


'And she yet again bore a son, and called 


wilt thou give me, that thou mayest 


us name Shelah; and he was at 


come in unto me?' 17 And he said- 


Chezib, when she bore him. 6 And 


'I will send thee a kid of the goats 


Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, 


from the flock.' And she said: 'Wilt 


and her name was Tamar. 7 And Er, 


thou give me a pledge, till thou send 


Judah's first-born, was wicked in the 


it?' "And he said: 'What pledge 


sight of the LORD; and the LORD 


shall I give thee?' And she said: 


slew him. 8 And Judah said unto 


'Thy signet and thy cord, and thy 


Onan: ' Go in unto thy brother's wife, 


staff that is in thy hand.' And he 


and perform the duty of a husband's 


gave them to her, and came in unto 


Brother unto her, and raise up seed 


her, and she conceived by him. 19 And 


:o thy brother.' 9 And Onan knew 


she arose, and went away, and put 


:hat the seed would not be his; and 


off her veil from her, and put on the 


it camfe to pass, when he went in 


garments of her widowhood. 20 And 


unto his brother's wife, that he spilled 


Judah sent the kid of the goats by the 


it on the ground, lest he should give 


hand of his friend the Adullamite, to 


seed to his brother. 10 And the thing 


receive the pledge from the woman's 


which he did was evil in the sight of 


hand; but he found her not. a Then 


ihe LORD: and He slew him also. 
u Then said Judah to Tamar his daugh- 


he asked the men of her place, saying: 
'Where is the harlot, that was at 


ber-in-law: 'Remain a widow in thy 


Enaim by the wayside?' And they 


father's house, till Shelah my son be 


said: 'There hath been no harlot 


grown up'; for he said: 'Lest he also 


here.' ^And he returned to Judah, 



* Heb. Medamtea. 
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and said* 'I have not found her: and 
also the men of the place said: There 
hath been no harlot here.' ^And 
Judah said: 'Let her take it, lest 
we be put to shame; behold, I sent 
this kid, and thou hast not found 
her.' 24 And it came to pass about 
three months after, that it was told 
Judah, saying: 'Tamar thy daughter- 
in-law hath played the harlot; and 
moreover, behold, she is with child 
by harlotry.' And Judah said: ' Bring 
her forth, and let her be burnt.' 
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 thee, 
whose are these, 'the signet, and the 
cords, and the staff/ 26 And Judah ac- 
knowledged them, and said: 'She is 
more righteous than I; forasmuch as 
I gave her not to Shelah my son.' And 
he knew her again no more. ^And it 
came to pass in the time of her travail, 
that, behold, twins were in her womb. 
^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.' 29 And it came 
to pass, as he drew back his hand, 
that, behold, his brother came out; 
and she said. 'Wherefore hast thou 
made a breach for thyself 9 ' There- 
fore his name was called a Perez. 30 And 
afterward canae out his brother, that 
had the scarlet thread upon his hand; 
and his name was called Zerah. 
QO 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 thither. 2 And the 
LOED was with Joseph, and he was a 
prosperous man; and he was in the 
house of his master the Egyptian. 

That is, 



3 And his master saw that the LORD 
was with him, and that the LORD made 
all that he did to prosper in his hand. 
4 And Joseph found favour in his sight, 
and he ministered unto him. And he 
appointed him overseer over his house, 
and all that he had he put into his 
hand. 5 And it came to pass from the 
time that he appointed him overseer in 
his house, and over all that he had, 
that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's 
house for Joseph's sake; and the bless- 
ing of the LORD was upon all that he 
had, in the house and in the field. 
6 And he left all that he had in Joseph's 
hand; and, having him, he knew not 
aught save the bread which he did 
eat. And Joseph was of beautiful 
form, and fair to look upon, 

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.' 8 But he refused, and said 
unto his master's wife: 'Behold, my 
master, having me, knoweth not what 
is in the house, and he hath put all 
that he hath into my hand; 9 he is not 
greater in this house than I; neither 
hath he kept back any thing from me 
but thee, because thou art his wife. 
How then can I do this great wicked- 
ness, and sin against God?' l And it 
came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph 
day by day, that he hearkened not 
unto her, to lie by her, or to be with 
her. u And it came to pass on a certain 
day, when he went into the house to 
.do his work, and there was none of the 
men of the house there within, ^that 
she caught him by his garment, saying: 
'Lie with me.' And he left his gar- 
ment in her hand, and fled, and got 
him out. ^And it came to pass, when 
she saw that he had left his garment 
in her hand, and was fled forth, 14 that 
she called unto the men of her house, 
and spoke unto them, saying: 'See, 

A breach. 



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40 15 



he hath 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. 
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 got him out.' 16 And she laid 
up his garment by her, until his master 
came home. 17 And she spoke unto 
him according to these words, saying: 
'The Hebrew servant, whom thou 
bast brought unto us, came in unto 
me to mock me. 18 And it came to pass, 
as I lifted up my voice and cried, that 
he left his garment by me, and fled 
out.' 19 And it came to pass, when 
his master heard the words of his 
wife, which she spoke unto him, say- 
ing: 'After this manner did thy servant 
to me'; that his wrath was kindled. 
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. 
^But the LORD was with Joseph, and 
showed kindness unto him, and gave 
him favour in the sight of the keeper 
of the prison. ^And the keeper of 
the prison committed to Joseph's 
hand all the prisoners that were in the 
prison; and whatsoever they did there, 
he was the doer of it. ^The keeper of 
the prison looked not to any thing that 
was under his hand, because the LORD 
was with him; and that which he did, 
the LORD made it to prosper. 
AC\ And it came to pass after 
^^ these things, that the butler of 
the king of Egypt and his baker offend- 
ed their lord the king of Egypt.^ 2 And 
Pharaoh was wroth against his two 
officers, against the chief of the butlers, 
and against the chief of , the bakers. 
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. 4 And the captain of the 



guard charged Joseph to be with them, 
and he ministered unto them; and 
they continued a season in ward. 6 And 
they dreamed a dream both of them, 
each man his dream, in one night, 
each man according to the interpreta- 
tion of his dream, the butler and the 
baker of the king of Egypt, who were 
bound in the prison. 6 And Joseph 
came in unto them in the morning, 
and saw them, and, behold, they were 
sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers 
that were with him in the ward of 
his master's house, saying: ' Wherefore 
look ye so sad to-day?' 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.' 9 And 
the chief butler told his dream to 
Joseph, and said to him: 'In my 
dream, behold, a vine was before 
me; 10 and in the vine were three 
branches; and as it was budding, 
its blossoms shot forth, and the clus- 
ters thereof brought forth ripe grapes; 
u 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.' ^And 
Joseph said unto him: 'This is the 
interpretation of it : the three branches 
are three days; ^within yet three days 
shall Pharaoh lift up thy head, and 
restore thee unto thine office; and thou 
shalt give Pharaoh's cup into his 
hand, after the former manner when 
thou wast his butler. 14 But have me 
in thy remembrance when it shall be 
well with thee, and show kindness, I 
pray thee, unto me, and make mention 
of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out 
of this house. 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 



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the dungeon.' 16 When the chief baker 
saw that the interpretation was good, 
he said unto Joseph: 'I also saw in 
my dream, and, behold, three baskets 
of white bread were on my head; 
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.' 
18 And Joseph answered and said: 
'This is the interpretation thereof* 
the three baskets are three days; 
"within yet three days shall Pharaoh 
lift up thy head from off thee, and 
shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds 
shall eat thy flesh from off thee.' 
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. 21 And he restored 
the chief butler back unto his butler- 
ship; and he gave the cup into Pha- 
raoh's hand. ^But he hanged the chief 
baker, as Joseph had interpreted to 
them. ^Yet did not the chief butler 
remember Joseph, but forgot him. 



J. ~| And it came to pass at the end 
- 1 * x of two full years, that Pharaoh 
dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the 
a river. 2 And, behold, there came up 
out of the river seven kine, well- 
favoured and fat-fleshed; and they fed 
in the reed-grass. 3 And, behold, seven 
other kine came up after them out of 
the river, ill-favoured and lean-fleshed; 
and stood by the other kine upon the 
brink of the river. 4 And the ill- 
favoured and lean-fleshed kine did 
eat up the seven well-favoured and fat 
kine. So Pharaoh awoke. ^ 6 And he 
slept and dreamed a second time : and, 
behold, seven ears of corn came up 
upon one stalk, rank and good* 6 And, 



behold, seven ears, thin and blaste< 
with the east wind, sprung up afte 
them. 7 And the thin ears swallowed uj 
the seven rank and full ears, An< 
Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was i 
dream. 8 And it came to pass in th< 
morning that his spirit was troubled 
and ^ he sent and called for all th< 
magicians of Egypt, and all the wis< 
men thereof' and Pharaoh told then 
his dream; out there was none tha 
could interpret them unto Pharaoh 
9 Then spoke the chief butler untc 
Pharaoh, saying: 'I make mention o 
my faults this day: 10 Pharaoh wa 
wroth with his servants, and put m* 
in the ward of the house of the captair 
of the guard, me and the chief baker, 
u And we dreamed a dream in one night 
I and he; we dreamed each man ac- 
cording to the interpretation of his 
dream. ^And there was with us there 
a young man, a Hebrew, servant tc 
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. 13 And it 
came to pass, as he interpreted to 
us, so it was: I was restored unto 
mine office, and he was hanged.' 
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Jo- 
seph, and they brought him hastily 
out of the dungeon. And he shaved 
himself, and changed his raiment, and 
came in unto Pharaoh. 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 
thee, that when thou nearest a dream 
thou canst interpret it.' 16 And Joseph 
answered Pharaoh, saying: 'It is not 
in me; God will give Pharaoh an 



17 And Pharaoh 
'In my dream, 



answer 

spoke unto 

behold, I stood upon the brink of the 

river. 18 And, behold, there came up 



out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed 

That is, the Nile. 
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41.45 



and well-favoured; and they fed in the 
reed-grass. 19 And, behold, seven other 
kine came up after them, poor and very 
ill-favoured and lean-fleshed, such as I 
never saw in all the land of Egypt for 
badness. 20 And the lean and ill- 
favoured kine did eat up the first 
seven fat kine. a And when they had 
eaten them up, it could not be known 
that they had eaten them; but they 
were still ill-favoured as at the be- 
ginning. So I awoke. ^And I saw 
in my dream, and, behold, seven ears 
came up upon one stalk, full and good. 
^And, behold, seven ears, withered, 
thin, and blasted with the east wind, 
sprung up after them. ^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.' 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh . 
'The dream of Pharaoh is one; what 
God is about to do He hath declared 
unto Pharaoh, ^he seven good kine 
are seven years; and the seven good 
ears are seven years: the dream is one. 
27 And the seven lean and ill-favoured 
kine 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. 28 That is 
the thing which I spoke unto Pharaoh 
what God is about to do He hath 
shown unto Pharaoh. 29 Behold, 
there come seven years of great plenty 
throughout all the land of Egypt. 
80 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; 
31 and the plenty shall not be known in 
the land by reason of that famine 
which followeth; for it shall be very 
grievous. ^And for that the dream 
was doubled unto Pharaoh twice, it is 
because the thing is established by 
God, and God will shortly bring it to 



pass. ^Now therefore let Pharaoh 
look put a man discreet and wise, and 
set him over the land of Egypt. M 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 years of plenty. ^And let 
them gather all the food of these good 
years that come, and lay up com under 
the hand of Pharaoh for food in the 
cities, and let them keep it. ^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/ 37 And the thing was good in 
the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes 
of all his servants. 38 And Pharaoh said 
unto his servants : ' Can we find such a 
one as this, a man in whom the spirit 
of God is? ' 39 And Pharaoh said unto 
Joseph: 'Forasmuch as God hath 
shown thee all this, there is none so 
discreet and wise as thou. 40 Thou 
shalt be over my house, and according 
unto thy word shall all my people 
be ruled; only in the throne will I be 
greater than thou.' ^And Pharaoh 
said unto Joseph: 'See, I have set 
thee over all the land of Egypt/ 
^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. ^And he made 
him to ride in the second chariot which 
he had; and they cried before him: 
'Abrech'; and he set him over all the 
land of Egypt. ^And Pharaoh said 
unto Joseph: C I am Pharaoh, and 
without thee shall no man lift up his 
hand or his foot in all the land of 
rfc/ And Pharaoh called Jo- 
'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 



51 



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GENESIS 



Egypt. 46 And Joseph was thirty 
years old when he stood before Pha- 
raoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went 
out from the presence of Pharaoh, and 
went throughout all the land of Egypt, 
, 47 And in the seven years of plenty 
the earth brought forth in heaps. 
^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. 49 And Joseph laid up corn as 
the sand of the sea, very much, until 
they left off numbering; for it was with- 
out number. ^And unto Joseph were 
born two sons before the year of famine 
came, whom Asenath the daughter of 
Poti-phera pnest of On bore unto him. 
81 And Joseph called the name of the 
first-born a Manasseh: 'for God hath 
made me forget all my toil, and all my 
father's house.' ^And the name of the 
second called he b Ephraim: 'for God 
hath made me fruitful in the land of 
my affliction/ ^And the seven years 
of plenty, that was in the land of 
Egypt, came to an end. M And the 
seven years of famine began to come, 
according as Joseph had said; and 
there was famine in all lands; but ha 
all the land of Egypt there was bread. 
^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 saith to you, do/ ^And the 
famine was over all the face of the 



earth; and Jo 
houses, and so 



ph opened all the store- 
Id unto the Egyptians; 



and the famine was sore in the land of 
Egypt. 67 And all countries came into 
Egypt to Joseph to buy corn; because 
the famine was sore in all the earth. 
Now Jacob saw that there was 
corn in Egypt, and Jacob said 



42 

unto his sons: *Why do ye look one 



'Lest peradventure 
5 And the sons of 



* That is, M afonff to forget. 



upon another?' 2 And he said: 'Be- 
hold, I have heard that there is corn 
in Egypt. Get you down thither, 
and buy for us from thence; that we 
may live, and not die.' lAnd Joseph's 
ten brethren went down to buy corn 
from Egypt. 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's 
brother, Jacob sent not with his breth- 
ren; for he said: 
harm befall him.' 
Israel came to buy among those that 
came; for the famine was in the land 
of Canaan. 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 to him with their faces to the 
earth. 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: 
'Whence come ye?' And they said: 
'From the land of Canaan to buy 
food.' 8 And Joseph knew his breth- 
ren, but they knew not him. 9 A-ad 
Joseph remembered the dreams which 
he dreamed of them, and said unto 
them: 'Ye are spies; to see the naked- 
ness of the land ye are come/ 10 And 
they said unto him: 'Nay, my lord, 
but to buy food are thy servants come. 
u We are all one man's sons; we are 
upright men, thy servants are no spies/ 
12 And he said unto them : ' Nay, but to 
see the nakedness of the land ye are 
come/ ^And they said: c We thy 
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/ I4 And 
Joseph said unto them: 'That is it 
that I spoke unto you, saying: Ye are 
spies. "Hereby ye shall be proved: 
as Pharaoh liveth, ye shall not go forth 
hence, except your youngest brother 
come hither. 16 Send one of you, and 
let him fetch your brother, and VP 



b #rom a Hebrew word signifying to be fruitful. 

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43.2 



shall be bound, that your words may 
be proved, whether there be truth in 
you; or else, as Pharaoh liveth, surely 
ye are spies. 7 17 And he put them all 
together into ward three days. 18 And 
Joseph said unto them the third day: 
'This do, and live; for I fear God: 19 if 
ye be upright men, let one of your 
brethren be bound in your prison- 
house; but go ye, carry corn for the 
famine of your houses; 20 and bring 
your youngest brother unto me; so 
shall your words be verified, and ye 
shall not die/ And they did so. 
21 And they said one to another: 'We 
are verily guilty concerning our broth- 
er, in that we saw the distress of his 
soul, when he besought us, and we 
would not hear; therefore is this dis- 
tress come upon us.' ^And Reuben 
answered them, saying: 'Spoke I not 
unto you, saying: Do not sin against 
the child; and ye would not hear? 
therefore also, behold, his blood is 
required/ ^And they knew not that 
Joseph understood them; for the 
interpreter was between them. M 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. 25 Then Joseph 
commanded to fill their vessels with 
corn, and to restore every man's 
money into his sack, and to give them 
provision for the way; and thus was it 
done unto them. ^And they laded 
their asses with their corn, and de- 
parted thence. 27 And as one of them 
opened his sack to give his ass prov- 
ender in the lodging-place, he espied 
his money; and, behold, it was in the 
mouth of his sack. 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, say- 



ing: 'What is this that God hath done 
unto us?' 29 And they came unto 
Jacob their father unto the land of 
Canaan, and told him all that had 
befallen them, saying: 3 'The man, 
the lord of the land, spoke roughly 
with us, and took us for spies of the 
country. 31 And we said unto him: 
We are upright men; we are no spies 
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. ^And the man, the lord 
of the land, said unto us: Hereby 
shall I know that ye are upright men: 
leave one of your brethren with me, 
and take corn for the famine of your 
houses, and go your way. HAnd bring 
your youngest brother unto me; then 
shall I know that ye are no spies, but 
that ye are upright men; so will I 
deliver you your brother, and ye shall 
traffic in the land/ 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. ^And Jacob 
their father said unto them: 'Me 
have ye bereaved of my children: 
Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and 
ye will take Benjamin away; upon 
me are all these things come.' 37 And 
Reuben spoke unto his father, saying 
'Thou shalt slay my two sons, if I 
bring him not to thee; deliver him into 
my hand, and I will bring mm back 
to thee. ' ^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 ye go, 
then will ye bring down my gray hairs 
with sorrow to the grave/ 
A O And the f amine was sore in the 
^-^ land. 2 And it came to pass, when 
they had eaten up the corn which they 
had brought out of Egypt, that their 



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GENESIS 



father said unto them: 'Go again, 
buy us a little food. 7 3 And Judah 
spoke unto him, saying: 'The man 
did earnestly forewarn us, saying: 
Ye shall not see my face, except 
your brother be with you. 4 If thou 
wilt send our brother with us, we 
will go down and buy thee food; 
5 but 2 thou wilt not send him, we will 
not go down, for the man said unto 
us: Ye shall not see my face, except 
your brother be with you.' 6 And 
Israel said: 'Wherefore dealt ye so 
ill with me, as to tell the man whether 
ye had yet a brother?' 7 And they 
said: 'The man asked straitly con- 
cerning ourselves, and concerning 
our kindred, saying: Is your father 
yet alive? have ye 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? ; 8 And Judah 
said unto Israel his father: 'Send the 
lad with me, and we will arise and go, 
that we may live, and not die, both 
we, and thou, and also our little ones. 
9 I will be surety for him; of my hand 
shalt thou require him; if I bring him 
not unto thee, and set him before 
thee, then let me bear the blame for 
ever. 10 For except we had lingered, 
surely we had now returned a second 
time. 7 n 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, spicery and ladanum, 
nuts, and almonds; 12 and take double 
money in your hand; and the money 
that was returned in the mouth of 
your sacks carry back in your hand; 
peradventure it was an oversight, 
13 take also your brother, and arise, 
go again unto the man; 14 and God 
Almighty give you mercy before the 



man, that he may release unto you 
your other brother and Benjamin. 
And as for me, if I be bereaved of my 
children, I am bereaved. 7 

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. 16 And when Joseph 
saw Benjamin with them, he said to 
the steward of his house : 'Bring the 
meninto the house, and kill the beasts, 
and prepare the meat; for the men 
shall dine with me at noon.' 17 And 
the man did as Joseph bade; and the 
man brought the men into Joseph's 
house. 18 And the men were afraid, 
because they were brought into 
Joseph's house; and they said: 'Be- 
cause 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.' 
19 And they came near to the steward 
of Joseph 7 s house, and they spoke 
unto him at the door of the house, 
20 and said: 'Oh my lord, we came in- 
deed down at the first time to buy 
food. 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 back in our hand. 
22 And other money have we brought 
down in our hand to buy food. We 
know not who put pur money in our 
sacks.' 23 Andhesaid: 'Peace be to 
you, fear not; your God, and the God 
of your father, hath given you treasure 
in your sacks; I had your money.' 
And he brought Simeon out unto 
them. ^And the man brought the 
men into Joseph's house, and gave 
them water, and they washed their 
feet; and he gave their asses proven- 



GENESIS 



44.15 



der. 25 And they made ready the 
present against Joseph's coming at 
noon; for they heard that they should 
eat bread there. 26 And when Joseph 
came home, they brought him the 
present which was in their hand into 
the house, and bowed down to him 
to the earth. 27 And he asked them 
of their welfare, and said: 'Is your 
father well, the old man of whom ye 
spoke? Is he yet alive?' 28 And they 
said : * Thy servant our father is well, 
he is yet alive.' And they bowed the 
head, and made obeisance. 29 And 
he lifted up his eyes, and saw Benja- 
min his brother, his mother's son, 
and said: 'Is this your youngest 
brother of whom ye spoke unto me?' 
And he said. 'God be gracious unto 
thee, my son.' 30 And Joseph made 
haste; for his heart yearned toward 
his brother; and he sought where to 
weep; and he entered into his chamber, 
and wept there. 31 And he washed his 
face, and came out; and he refrained 
himself, and said: 'Set on bread.' 
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 abomina- 
tion unto the Egyptians. ^And they 
sat before him, the first-born according 
to his birthright, and the youngest 
according to his youth; and the men 
marvelled one with another. 34 And 
portions were taken unto them from 
before him; but Benjamin's portion, 
was five times so much as any of theirs. 
And they drank, and were merry 
with him. 

A A And he commanded the stew- 
* ard 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. 2 And put 



my goblet, the silver goblet, in the 
sack's mouth of the youngest, and 
his corn money.' And he did accord- 
ing to the word that Joseph had 
spoken. 3 As soon as the morning was 
light, the men were sent away, they 
and their asses. 4 And when they were 
gone out of the city, and were not 
yet far off, Joseph said unto his stew- 
ard: 'Up, follow after the men; and 
when thou dost overtake them, say 
unto them: Wherefore have ye re- 
warded evil for good? 6 Is not this 
it in which my lord drinketh, and 
whereby he indeed divineth? ye have 
done evil in so doing.' 6 And he 
overtook them, and he spoke unto 
them these words. 7 And they said 
unto him: 'Wherefore speaketh my 
lord such words as these? Far be it 
from thy servants that they should do 
such a thing. 8 Behold, the money, 
which we found in our sacks' mouths, 
we brought back unto thee out of the 
land of Canaan; how then should we 
steal out of thy lord's house silver 
or gold? 9 With whomsoever of thy 
servants it be found, let him die, and 
we also will be my lord's bondmen.' 
10 And he said: 'Now also let it be 
according unto your words: he with 
whom it is found shall be my bond- 
man; and ye shall be blameless/ 
"Then they hastened, and took down 
every man his sack to the ground, 
and opened every man his sack. 12 And 
he searched, beginning at the eldest, 
and leaving off at the youngest; and 
the goblet was found in Benjamin's 
sack. ^Then they rent their clothes, 
and laded every man his ass, and re- 
turned to the city. 14 And Judah and 
his brethren came to Joseph's house, 
and he was yet there; and they fell 
before him on the ground. 15 And 
Joseph said unto them: 'What deed 
is this that ye have done? know ye 



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not that such a man as I will indeed 
divine?' 16 And Judah said: 'What 
shall we say unto my lord? what shall 
we speak? or how shall we clear our- 
selves? God hath found out the in- 
iquity of thy servants; behold, we are 
my lord's bondmen, both we, and he 
also in whose hand the cup is found ' 
l7 And he said: ' Far be it from me that 
I should do so; the man in whose 
hand the goblet is found, he shall be my 
bondman ; but as for you, get you up in 
peace unto your father.' 

own 

18 Then Judah came near unto him, 
and said : ' Oh my lord, let thy servant, 
I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's 
ears, and let not thine anger burn 
against thy servant; for thou art even 
as Pharaoh. 19 My lord asked his 
servants, saying: Have ye a father, 
or a brother? , 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 loveth him. 21 And thou saidst 
unto thy servants: Bring him down 
unto me, that I may set mine eyes 
upon him. ^And we said unto my 
lord: The lad cannot leave his father; 
for if he should leave his father, 
his father would die. ^And thou 
saidst unto thy servants: Except your 
youngest brother come down with 
you, ye shall see my face no more. 
^And it came to pass when we 
came up unto thy servant my father, 
we told him the words of my lord. 
26 And our father said: Go again, 
buy us a little food. 26 And we said. 
We cannot go down; if our young- 
est brother be with us, then will we 
go down; for we may not see the 
man's face, except our youngest broth- 
er be with us. 27 And thy servant my 



father said unto us- Ye know that 
my wife bore me two sons; 28 and the 
one went out from me, and I said 
Surely he is torn in pieces; and I 
have not seen him since; 29 and if ye 
take this one also from me, and harm 
befall him, ye will bring down my 
gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. 
30 Now therefore when I come to thy 
servant my father, and the lad is not 
with us; seeing that his soul is 
bound up with the lad's soul; 31 it will 
come to pass, when he seeth that the 
lad is not with us, that he will die; 
and thy servants will bring down the 
gray hairs of thy servant our father 
with sorrow to the grave. S2 For thy 
servant became surety for the lad 
unto my father, saying: If I bring 
him not unto thee, then shall I bear 
the blame to my father for ever. 
33 Now therefore, let thy servant, I 
pray thee, abide instead of the lad a 
bondman to my lord; and let the lad 
go up with his brethren. 84 For how 
shall I go up to my father, if the lad 
be not with me? lest I look upon the 
evil that shall come on my father.' 
AK Then Joseph could not refrain 
* u himself before all them that 
stood by him; and he cried: 'Cause 
every man to go out from me. 7 And 
there stood no man with him, while 
Joseph made himself known unto his 
brethren. 2 And he wept aloud; and 
the Egyptians heard, and the house of 
Pharaoh heard. 3 And Joseph said 
unto his brethren: 'lam Joseph; doth 
my father yet live?' And his brethren 
could not answer him; for they were 
affrighted at his presence. 4 A.nd Jo- 
seph said unto his brethren: 'Come 
near to me, I pray you.' And they 
came near. And he said: 'I am Joseph 
your brother, whom ye sold into 
Egypt. 5 And now be not grieved, nor 
angry with yourselves, that ye sold 



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46.3 



me hither; for God did send me before 
you to preserve life. 6 For these two 
years hath the famine been in the 
land; and there are yet five years, in 
which there shall be neither plowing 
nor harvest. 7 And God sent me 
before you to give you a remnant on 
the earth, and to save you alive for 



your households, and come unto me; 
and I will give you the good of the 
land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat 
of the land. "Now thou art com- 
manded, this do ye: take you wagons 
out of the land of Egypt for your little 
ones, and for your wives, and bring 
your father, and come. 20 Also regard 



a great deliverance. 8 So now it was; not your stuff; for the good things of all 
not you that sent me hither, but God; j the Land of Egypt are yours/ 21 And the 
and He hath made me a father to i sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave 



Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and 
ruler over all the land of Egypt. 
^Hasten ye, and go up to my father, 



and say unto him: 
son Joseph: God 



Thus saith thy 
hath made me 



lord of all Egypt; come down unto me, 
tarry not. 10 And thou shalt dwell in 
the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be 
near unto me, thou, and thy children, 
and thy children's children, and thy 
flocks, and thy herds, and all that 
thou hast; n and there will I sustain 
thee; for there are yet five years of 
famine; lest thou come to poverty, 
thou, and thy household, and all that 
thou hast. 12 And, behold, your eyes 
see, and the eyes of my brother 
Benjamin, that it is my mouth that 
speaketh unto you. K And ye shall tell 
my father of all my glory in Egypt, 
and of all that ye have seen; and ye 
shall hasten and bring down my father 
hither.' 14 And he fell upon his brother 
Benjamin's neck, and wept; and 
'Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 And 
he kissed all his brethren, and wept 
upon them; and after that his brethren 
talked with him. 

16 And the report thereof was heard 
in Pharaoh's house, saying: 'Joseph's 
brethren are come'; and it pleased 
Pharaoh well, and his servants. 17 And 
Pharaoh said unto Joseph: * Say unto 
thy brethren: This do ye: lade your 
beasts, and go, get you unto the land 
of Canaan; 18 and take your father and 



them wagons, according to the com- 
mandment of Pharaoh, and gave them 
provision for the way. ^To all of 
them he gave each man changes of 
raiment; but to Benjamin he gave 
three hundred shekels of silver, and 
five changes of raiment. ^And to his 
father he sent in like manner ten asses 
laden with the good tilings of Egypt, 
and ten she-asses laden with corn and 
bread and victual for his father by 
the way. M So he sent his brethren 
away, and they departed; and he said 
unto them: 'See that ye fall not out 
by the way.' ^And they went up out 
of Egypt, and came into the knd of 
Canaan unto Jacob their father. 
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. 27 And they 
told him all the words of Joseph, 
which he had said unto them; and 
when he saw the wagons which Joseph 
the spirit of 



had sent to carry 

Jacob their father revived. * 28 And 
Israel said: 'It is enough; Joseph my 
son is yet alive; I will go and see hi 
before I die.' 

A And Israel took his journey 
* with all that he had, and came 
to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices un- 
to the God of his father Isaac. 2 And 
God spoke unto Israel in the visions 
of the night, and said: 'Jacob, Jacob.' 
And he said: 'Here am I/ 3 And 



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He said: 'I am God, the God of thy 
father; fear not to go down into Egypt; 
for I "will there make of thee a great 
nation. 4 I will go down with thee into 
Egypt; and I will also surely bring 
thee up again; and Joseph shall put 
his hand upon thine eyes.' 6 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. 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; 7 his sons, and 
his sons' sons with him, his daugh- 
ters, and his sons' daughters, and all 
his seed brought he with him into 
Egypt. 

8 And these are the names of the 
children of Israel, who came into 
Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, 
Jacob's first-born. 9 And the sons of 
Reuben: Hanoch, and Pallu, and 
Hezron, and Carmi. 10 And the sons 
of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and 
Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and 
Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman. 
u And the sons of Levi: Gershon, 
Kohath, and Merari. ^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. 13 And the sons of Issaohar 
Tola, and Puvah, and lob, and Shim- 
ron. 14 And the sons of Zebulun : Sered, 
and Elon, and Jahleel. 16 These are 
the sons of Leah, whom she bore unto 
Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his 
daughter Dinah; all the souls of his 
sons .and his daughters were thirty 
and three. 16 And the sons of Gad: 
Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ez- 
bon, Eri, and ArocS, and Areli. 17 And 
the sons o'f Asher: Imnah, and Ish- 



vah, and Ishvi, and Beriah, and Serah 
their sister; and the sons of Beriah: 
Heber, and Malchiel. 18 These are the 
sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to 
Leah his daughter, and these she bore 
unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. 19 The 
sons of Rachel Jacob's wife: Joseph 
and Benjamin. 20 And unto Joseph 
in the land of Egypt were born Ma- 
nasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath 
the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On 
bore unto him. ^And the sons of 
Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and 
Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, EM, and 
Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and 
Ard, ^These are the sons of Rachel, 
who were born to Jacob; all the souls 
were fourteen. ^And the sons of Dan : 
Hushim. ^And the sons of Naphtali: 
Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and 
Shillem. 25 These are the sons of 
Bilhah, whom Laban gave unto Rachel 
his daughter, and these she bore unto 
Jacob; all the souls were seven. 
26 A11 the souls belonging to Jacob that 
came into Egypt, that came out of his 
loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all 
the souls were threescore and six. 
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. 

28 And he sent Judah before him unto 
Joseph, to t show the way before him 
unto Goshen; and they came into the ^ 
land of Goshen. 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. s And Israel^said unto 
Joseph: ' Now let me die, since I have 
seen thy face, that thou art yet alive.' 
31 And Joseph said unto his brethren, 
and unto his father's house: 'I will 
go up, and tell Pharaoh, and will say 



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47 18' 



unto him: My brethren, and my 
father's house, who were in the land of 
Canaan, are come unto me; ^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. ^And it shall 
come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call 
you, and shall say: What is your oc- 
cupation? ^hat ye shall say: Thy 
servants have been keepers of cattle 
from our youth even until now, both 
we, and our fathers; that ye may 
dwell in the land of Goshen; for every 
shepherd is an abomination unto the 
Egyptians.' 

ATI 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/ 2 And from among his 
brethren he took five men, and pre- 
sented them unto Pharaoh. 3 And 
Pharaoh said unto his brethren: 
'What is your occupation?' And they 
said unto Pharaoh: 'Thy servants 
are shepherds, both we, and our 
fathers.' 4 And they said unto Pha- 
raoh: 'To sojourn in the land are we 
come; for there is no pasture for thy 
servants' flocks; for the famine is sore 
in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, 
we pray thee, let thy servants dwell 
in the land of Goshen.' 6 And Pharaoh 
spoke unjfco Joseph, saying: 'Thy 
father and thy brethren are come unto 
thee; B 6 the land of Egypt is before 
thee; in the best of the land make 
thy father and thy brethren to dwell; 
in the land of Goshen let them dwell. 
And if thou knowest any able men 
among them, then make them rulers 
over my cattle.' 7 And Joseph brought 
in Jacob his father, and set him before 
Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 



8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob: 'How 
many are the days of the years of thy 
life?' 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh: 
"The days of the years of my sojourn- 
ings 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 soj ournings.' "And Jacob blessed 
Pharaoh, and went out from the 
presence^ of Pharaoh. "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 com- 
manded. ^And Joseph sustained his 
father, and his brethren, and all his 
father's household, with bread, ac- 
cording to the want of their little 
ones. 

^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 languished by reason of 
the famine. 14 And Joseph gathered 
up all the money that was found in the 
land of Egypt, and in the land of 
Canaan, for the corn which they 
bought; and Joseph brought the money 
into Pharaoh's house. 15 And when the 
money was ^all spent in the knd 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 thy presence? for our money 
faileth.' 16 And Joseph said: 'Give 
your cattle, and I will give you [bread] 
for your cattle, if money fail.' 17 And 
they brought their cattle unto Joseph. 
And Joseph gave them bread in ex- 
change 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. 18 And when that year was ended, 
they came unto him the second year, 



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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 nought left in the 
sight of my lord, but our bodies, and 
our lands. "Wherefore should we 
die before thine eyes, both we and our 
land? buy us and our land for bread, 
and we and our land will be bondmen 
unto Pharaoh; and give us seed, that 
we may live, and not die, and that the 
land be not desolate.' 20 So Joseph 
bought all the land of Egypt for Pha- 
raoh; for the Egyptians sold every man 
his field, because the famine was sore 
upon them; and the land became 
Pharaoh's. 21 And as for the people, 
he removed them city by city, from 
one end of the border of Egypt even 
to the other end thereof. ^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; wherefore they 
sold not their land. ^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 ye shall sow the land. ^And it 
shall come to pass at the ingatherings, 
that ye 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/ ^And they 
said: "Thou hast^ saved our lives. 
Let us find favour in the sight of my 
lord, and we will be Pharaoh's bond- 
men.' ^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. 27 And Israel 
dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land 
of Goshen; and they got them posses- 
sions therein, and were fruitful, and 
multiplied exceedingly. 



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. 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 
favour in thy sight, put, I pray thee, 
thy hand under my thigh, and deal 
kindly and truly with me; bury me not, 
I pray thee, in Egypt. 30 But when I 
sleep with my fathers, thou shalt 
carry me out of Egypt, and bury me 
in their burymg-place.' And he said: 
'I will do as thou hast said.' 31 And 
he said: 'Swear unto me.' And he 
swore unto him. And Israel bowed 
down upon the bed's head. 
AQ And it came to pass after 
these things, that one said to 
Joseph: 'Behold, thy father is sick.' 
And he took with him his two sons, 
Manasseh and Ephraim. 2 And one 
told Jacob, and said: 'Behold, thy 
son Joseph cometh unto thee.' And 
Israel strengthened himself, and sat . 
upon the bed. 3 And Jacob said unto 
Joseph : ' God Almighty appeared un- 
to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, 
and blessed me, 4 and said unto me: 
Behold, I will make thee fruitful, 
and multiply thee, and I will make of 
thee a company of peoples; and will 
give this land to thy seed after thee for 
an everlasting possession. 6 And now 
thy two sons, who were born unto thee 
in the land of Egypt before I came un- 
to thee into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim 
and Manasseh, even as Reuben and 
Simeon, shall be mine. 6 And thy issue, 
that thou begettest after them, shall 
be thine; they shall be called after the 
name of their brethren in their in- 
heritance. 7 And as for me, when I 
came from Paddan, Rachel died unto 
me in the land of Canaan in the way, 



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when there was still some way to 
come unto Ephrath; and I buried her 
there in the way to Ephrath the 
same is Beth-lehem/ 8 And Israel 
beheld Joseph's sons, and said: 'Who 
are these?' 9 And Joseph said unto his 
father: 'They are my sons, whom 
God hath given me here/ And he said: 
'Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, 
and I will bless them/ 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. u And Israel 
said unto Joseph: ' I had not thought 
to see thy face; and, lo, God hath let 
me see thy seed also/ ^And Joseph 
brought them out from between his 
knees; and he fell down on his face to 
the earth. 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. "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 Ma- 
nasseh was the first-born. 15 And he 
blessed Joseph, and said: 'The God 
before whom my fathers Abraham 
and Isaac did walk, the God who 
hath been my shepherd all my life 
long unto this day, 16 the angel who 
hath redeemed me from all evil, bless 
the lads; and let my name be named 
in them, and the name of my fathers 
Abraham and Isaac; and let them 
grow into a multitude in the midst of 
the earth.' 17 And when Joseph saw 
that his father was laying 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. 
18 And Joseph said unto his father: 



'Not so, my father, for this is the 
first-born; put thy right hand upon his 
head/ 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/ ^ 20 And he blessed them that 
day, saying: 'By thee shall Israel 
bless, saying: God make thee as 
Ephraim and as Manasseh/ And he 



*Heb. achechem, shoulder. 
61 



set Ephraim before Manasseh. 
Israel said unto Joseph: 'Behold, I 
die; but God will be with you, and 
bring you back unto the land of your 
fathers. ^Moreover I have given to 
thee one portion above thy brethren, 
which I took out of the hand of the 
Amorite with my sword and with my 
bow/ 

And Jacob called unto his sons, 
and said: 'Gather yourselves 
together, that I may tell you that 
which shall befall you hi the end of 
days. 
2 Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye 

sons of Jacob; 

And hearken unto Israel your father. 
3 Reuben, thou art my first-born, 
My might, and the first-fruits of 

my strength; 
The excellency of dignity, and the 

excellency of power. 
^Unstable as water, have not thou 

the excellency; 
Because thou wentest up to thy 

father's bed; 

Then defiledst thou it he went up 
to my couch. 

5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; 
Weapons of violence their kinship. 
6 Let my soul not come into their 

council; 
Unto their assembly let my glory 

not be united; 



49.6 



GENESIS 



For in their anger they slew men, 
And in their self-will they houghed 

oxen. 
7 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. 

8 Judah, thee shall thy brethren 

praise; 
Thy hand shall be on the neck of 

thine enemies; 
Thy father's sons shall bow down 

before thee. 

9 Judah is a lion's whelp; 
From the prey, my son, thou art 

gone up. 
He stooped down, he couched as a 

lion, 
And as a lioness; who shall rouse 

him up ? 
10 The sceptre shall not depart from 

Judah, 
Nor the ruler's staff from between 

his feet, 

As long as men come to Shiloh; 
And unto him shall the obedience of 

the peoples be. 

"Binding his foal unto the vine, 
And his ass's colt unto the choice vine; 
He washeth his garments in wine, 
And his vesture in the blood of 



grapes; 

M His eyes shall be red with wine, 
And his teeth white with milk. 

13 Zebulun shall dwell at the shore of 

the sea, 

And he shall be a shore for ships, 
And his flank shall be upon Zidon. 

L4 Issachar is a large-boned ass, 
Couching down between the sheep- 
folds. 

L5 For he saw a resting-place that it 
was good, 

Heb. gedud. 



And the land that it was pleasant; 
And he bowed his shoulder to bear, 
And became a servant under task- 
work. 

16 Dan shall judge his people, 
As one of the tribes of Israel. 

17 Dan shall be a serpent in the way, 
A horned snake in the path, 
That biteth the horse's heels, 
So* that his rider falleth backward. 

18 I wait for Thy salvation, Lord. 

19 Gad, a troop b shall troop upon him; 
But he shall troop upon their heel. 

20 As for Asher, his bread shall be fat, 
And he shall yield royal dainties. 

21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: 
He giveth goodly words. 



22 Joseph is a fruitful vine, 
A fruitful vine by a fountain: 
Its branches run over the wall. 
23 The archers have dealt bitterly with 

him, 

And shot at him, and hated him; 
^But his bow abode firm, 
And the arms of his hands were 

made supple, 
By the hands of the Mighty One of 

Jacob, 
From thence, from the Shepherd, 

the Stone of Israel, 
2fi Even by the God of thy father, who 

shall help thee, 
And by the Almighty, who shall 

bless thee, 

With blessings of heaven above, 
Blessings of the deep that coucheth 

beneath, 
Blessings of the breasts, and of the 

womb. 

26 The blessings of thy father 
Are mighty beyond the blessings 

of my progenitors 

b From the Heb. root gadad. 
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50 15 



Unto the utmost bound of the ever- 
lasting hills; 

They shall be on the head of Joseph, 

And on the crown of the head of 

the prince among his brethren. 

27 Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth; 
In the morning he devoureth the 

prey, 
And at even he divideth the spoil.' 

28 A11 these are the twelve tribes of 
Israel, and this is it that their father 
spoke unto them and blessed them; I 
every one according to his blessing 
he blessed them. 29 And he charged 
them, and said unto them: 'I am to 



house of Pharaoh^ saying: 'If now I 
have found favour in your eyes, speak, 
I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, 
saying: 5 My father made me swear, 
saying: Lo, I die; in my grave which 
I have digged for me in the land of 
Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. 
Now therefore let me go up, I pray 
thee, and bury my father, and I will 
come back/ 6 And Pharaoh said: 'Go 
up, and bury thy father, according 
as he made thee swear.' 7 And Joseph 
went up to bury his father; and with 
him went up all the servants of Pha- 
raoh, the elders of his house, and all 
the elders of the land of Egypt, 8 and 
all the house of Joseph, and his 



be gathered unto my people; bury me I brethren, and his father's house; only 
with my fathers in the cave that is in Jl " 1 " J1 ~ J Al -"- ^-- 1 ~ ~~ J 

the field of Ephron the Hittite, 30 in 
the cave that is in the field of Mach- 
polah, 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. 31 There they buried Abraham 
and Sarah his wife; there they buried 
Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there 
I buried Leah. 32 The field and the 
cave that is therein, which was pur- 
chased from the children of Heth.' 
when Jacob made an end of 



charging his sons, he gathered up 
his feet into the bed, and expired, 
and was gathered unto his people. 

And Joseph fell upon "his 
father's face, and wept upon 
him, and kissed him. 2 And Joseph 
commanded his servants the physicians 
to embalm his father. And the physi- 
cians embalmed Israel. 3 And forty 
days were fulfilled for him; for so are 
fulfilled the days of embalming. And 
the Egyptians wept for him threescore 
and ten days. 

4 And when the days of weeping for 
'him were past, Joseph spoke unto the 



their little ones, and their flocks, and 
their herds, they left in the land of 
Goshen. 9 And there went up with him 
both chariots and horsemen; and it 
was a very great company. 10 Ancl 
they came to the threshing-floor of 
Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and 
there they wailed with a very great and 
sore wailing; and he made a mourning 
for his father seven days. u And when 
the inhabitants of the land, the 
Canaanites, saw the mourning in the 
floor of Atad, they said: 'This is a 
grievous a mourning to the Egyptians.' 
Wherefore the name of it was called 
Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the 
Jordan. 12 And his sons did unto him 
according as he commanded them. 
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, in front of 
Mamre. 

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. 15 And when 



a Heb- sbel. 

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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.' 16 And they sent a message 
unto Joseph, saying: 'Thy father did 
command before he died, saying: 
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph: For- 
give, I pray thee now, the transgres- 
sion of thy brethren, and their sin, 
for that they did unto thee evil. 
And now, we pray thee, forgive the 
transgression of the servants of the 
God of thy father/ And Joseph wept 
when they spoke unto him. 18 And 
his brethren also went and fell down 
before his face; and they said: 'Be- 
hold, we are thy bondmen.' 19 And 
Joseph said unto them: 'Fear not; 
for am I in the place of God? 20 And 
as for you, ye meant evil against me; 
but God meant it for good, to bring to 
p'ass, as it is this day, to save much 



people alive. ^Now therefore fear ye 
not; I will sustain you, and your little 
ones.' And he comforted them, and 
spoke kindly unto them. 

^And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, 
and his father's house; and Joseph 
lived a hundred and ten years. ^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. ^And Joseph 
said unto his brethren: 'I die; but 
God will surely remember you, and 
bring you up out of this land unto 
the land which He swore to Abraham, 
to Isaac, and to Jacob.' 25 And Joseph 
took an oath of the children of Israel, 
saying: 'God will surely remember 
you, and ye shall carry up my bones 
from hence.' 26 So Joseph died, being 
a hundred and ten years old. And 
they embalmed him, and he was put 
in a coffin in Egypt. 



EXODUS 

1 Now these are the names of the hard service, in mortar and in brick, 
sons of Israel, who came into , and in all manner of service in the 
Egypt with Jacob; every man came field; in all their service, wherein they 



with his household: 2 Reuben, Simeon, 
Levi, and. Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun, 
and Benjamin; 4 Dan and Naphtali, 
Gad and Asher. 5 And all the souls 



made them serve with rigour. 

15 And the king of Egypt spoke to 
the Hebrew midwives, of whom the 
name of the one was Shiphrah, and the 



that came out of the loins of Jacob ] name of the other Puah; 16 and he 
were seventy souls; and Joseph was j said: 'When ye do the office of a mid- 
in Egypt already. 6 And Joseph died, ] wife to the Hebrew women, ye shall 
and all his brethren, and all that gen- ! look upon the birthstool: if it be a son, 



eration. 7 And the children of Israel 
were fruitful, and increased abund- 
antly, and multiplied, and waxed ex- 
ceeding ir " 
filled with 



U.X Ul LJ ja\^VA, OjLL\J. Y V duXV/Vl \iA 

ity; and the land was 



aem. 



8 Now there arose a new king over 
Egypt, who knew not Joseph. 9 And 
he said unto his people: l Behold, the 
people of the children of Israel are 
too many and too mighty for us; 
l come, let us deal wisely with them, 
lest they multiply, and it come to pass, 
that, when there befalleth us any war, 
they also join themselves unto our 
enemies, and fight against us, and get 
them up out of the land.' u There- 
fore they did set over them task- 
masters to afflict them with their 
burdens. And they built for Pharaoh 
store-cities, Pithom and Haamses. 
12 But the more they afflicted them, 
the more they multiplied and the more 
they spread abroad. And they were 
adread because of the children of 
Israel. 18 And the Egyptians made the 
children of Israel to serve with rigour. 
14 And they made their lives bitter with 



but saved the men-children 
18 And the king of Egypt called 



then ye shall kill him; but if it be a 
daughter, then she shall live/ 17 But 
the midwives feared God, and did not 
as the king of Egypt commanded 
them, 

alive. _ 

for the midwives, and said unto them: 
'Why have ye done this thing, ^ and 
have saved the men-children alive?' 
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 mid- 
wife come unto them/ 20 And God 
dealt well with the midwives; and 
the people multiplied, and waxed very 
mighty. ^And it came to pass, be- 
cause the midwives feared God, that 
He made them houses. ^And Pharaoh 
charged all his people, saying: 'Every 
son that is born ye shall east into 
the river, and every daughter ye shall 
save alive/ 

O And there went a man of the house 
of Levi, and took to wife a daugh- 
ter of Levi. 2 And the woman con- 
ceived, and bore a son; and when she 
saw him that he was a goodly child, 



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EXODUS 



she hid him three months. 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 

4 And his sister stood afar off, to know 
what would be done to him. 6 And 
the daughter of Pharaoh came down 
to bathe in 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. 6 And she 
opened it, and saw it, even the child; 
and behold a boy that wept. And she 
had cpmpa'ssion on him, and said: 
'This is one of the Hebrews' children/ 
7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's 
daughter. 'Shall I go and call thee 
a nurse of the Hebrew women, that 
she may nurse the child for thee? 7 
8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her: 
' Go/ And the maiden went and called 
the child's mother. 9 And Pharaoh's 
daughter said unto her: 'Take this 
child away, and nurse it for me, and 
I -will give thee thy wages ' And the 
woman took the child, and nursed it. 
10 And the child grew, and she brought 
him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he 
became her son. And she called his 
name Closes, and said: 'Because I 
b drew him out of the water ' 

n 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. 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. 
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 * 'Wherefore 
smitest thou thy fellow?' 14 And he 

a Heb. Mosheh. 



said: 'Who made thee a ruler and a 
judge over us? thinkest thou to kill me, 
as thou didst kill the Egyptian?' And 
Moses feared, and said: 'Surely the 
thing is known' 15 Now when Pha- 
raoh 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. 
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. 17 And the shep- 
herds came and drove them away; but 
Moses stood up and helped them, and 
watered their flock. 18 And when they 
came to Reuel their father, he said: 
'How is it that ye are come so soon 
to-day?' 19 And they said: 'An Egyp- 
tian delivered us out of the hand 
of the shepherds, and moreover he 
drew water for us, and watered the 
flock.' 20 And he said unto his daugh- 
ters: 'And where is he? why is it that 
ye have left the man? call him, that 
he may eat bread.' ^And Moses was 
content to dwell with the man; and he 
gave Moses Zipporah his daughter 
^And she bore a son, and he called 
his name Gershom; for he said- 'I 
have been c a stranger in a strange 
land.' 

M 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. 
24 And God heard their groaning, and 
God remembered His covenant with 
Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 
25 And God saw the children of Israel, 
and God took cognizance of them 
O Now Moses was keeping the flock 
of Jethro his father-in-law, the 
priest of Midian; and he led the flock 

Heb. ger. 



b Heb. mashah, to draw out. 
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EXODUS 



3.19 



to the farthest end of the wilderness, 
and came to the mountain of God, unto 
Horeb. 2 And the angel of the LORD 
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 con- 
sumed. 3 And Moses said: *I will 
turn aside now, and see this great 
sight, why the bush is not burnt/ 
4 And when the LORD 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 ' 6 And He said : ' Draw not 
nigh hither; put off thy shoes from off 
thy feet, for the place whereon thou 
standest is holy ground/ 6 Moreover 
He said: ' I am the God of thy 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. 7 And the LORD 
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 
pains; 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. 9 And now, behold, the cry 
of the children of Israel is come unto 
Me; moreover I have seen the oppres- 
sion wherewith the Egyptians oppress 
them. "Come now therefore, and 
I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that 
thou mayest bring forth My people 
the children of Israel out of Egypt/ 
n And Moses said unto God: 'Who 
am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, 
and that I should bring forth the chil- ' 
dren of Israel out of Egypt?' ^And He 



said: 'Certainly I will be with thee; 
and this shall be the token unto thee, 
that I have sent thee: when thou 
hast brought forth the people out of 
Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this 
mountain/ "And Moses said unto 
God: 'Behold, when I come unto the 
children of Israel, and shall say unto 
them: The God of your fathers hath 
sent me unto you; and they shall say 
tome: What is His name? what shall 
I say unto them?' 14 And God said 
unto Moses: 'I AM THAT I AM'; and 
He said: "Thus shalt thou say unto 
the children of Israel: I AIVI bath sent 
me unto you/ 15 And God said more- 
over unto Moses: 'Thus shalt thou 
say unto the children of Israel: The 
LORD, the God of your fathers, the God 
of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the 
God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you; 
this is My name for ever, and this is 
My memorial unto all generations* 
16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel 
together, and say unto them: The 
LORD, the God of your fathers, the 
God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of 
Jacob, hath appeared unto me, saying: 
I have surely remembered you, and 
seen that which is done to you in 
Egypt. 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. 18 And they shall 
hearken to thy voice. And thou shalt 
come, thou and the elders of Israel, 
unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall 
say unto him: The LORD, the God 
of the Hebrews, hath met with us. 
And now let us go, we pray thee, three 
days' journey into the wilderness, that 
we may sacrifice to the LORD our God. 
"And I know that the king of Egypt 
will not give you leave to go, except 



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EXODUS 



by a mighty hand. 20 And I will put 


voice of the first sign, that they will 


forth My hand, and smite Egypt with 


believe the voice of the latter sign. 


all My wonders which I will do in the 


9 And it shall come to pass, if they will 


midst thereof. And after that he 


not believe even these two signs, 


will let you go. 2l And I will give this 


neither hearken unto thy voice, that 


people favour in the sight of the 


thou shalt take of the water of the 


Egyptians. And it shall come to pass, 


river, and pour it upon the dry land; 


that, when ye go, ye shall not go 


and the water which thou takest out 


empty; ^but every woman shall ask 


of the river shall become blood upon 


of her neighbour, and of her that so- 


the dry land/ 10 And Moses said unto 


journeth in her house, jewels of silver, 
and jewels of gold, and raiment; and 


the LORD: 'Oh Lord, I am not a 
man of words, neither heretofore, nor 


ye shall put them upon your sons, and 


since Thou hast spoken unto Thy serv- 


upon your daughters; and ye shall 


ant; for I am slow of speech, and of a 


spoil the Egyptians/ 


slow tongue/ u And the LORD said 


J And Moses answered and said: 


unto him: 'Who hath made man's 


T 'But, behold, they will not believe 


mouth? or who maketh a man dumb, 


me, nor hearken unto my voice; for 


or deaf, or seeing, or blind? is it not I 


they will say: The LORD hath not 


the LORD? ^Now therefore go, and I 


appeared unto thee/ 2 And the^ LORD 


will be with thy mouth, and teach 


said unto him: 'What is that in thy 


thee what thou shalt speak/ M And 


hand?' And he said: 'A rod.' 3 And 


he said: ' Oh Lord, send, I pray Thee, 


He said: 'Cast it on the ground/ 


by the hand of him whom Thou wilt 


And he cast it on the ground, and it 


send/ I4 And the anger of the LORD 


became a serpent; and Moses fled 


was kindled against Moses, and He 


from before it. 4 And the LORD said 


said : ' Is there not Aaron thy brother 


unto Moses: 'Put forth thy hand, 


the Levite? I know that he can speak 


and take it by the tail and he put 


well. And also, behold, he oometh 


forth his hand, and laid hold of it, 


forth to meet thee; and when he seeth 


and it became a rod in his hand 


thee, he will be glad hi his heart. 


^hat they may believe that the LORD, 
the God of their fathers, the God of 


16 And thou shalt speak unto him, and 
put the words in his mouth; and I will 


Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the 


be with thy mouth, and with his 


God of Jacob, hath appeared unto 


mouth, and will teach you what ye 


thee/ 6 And the LORD said further- 


shall do. 16 And he shall be thy spokes- 


more unto him: 'Put now thy hand 


man unto the people; and it shall 


into thy bosom/ And he put his 


come to pass, that he shall be to thee 


band into his bosom; and when he 


a mouth, and thou shalt be to him 


book it out, behold, his hand was 


in God's stead. 17 And thou shalt 


leprous, as white as snow. 7 And He 


take in thy hand this rod, wherewith 


said: 'Put thy hand back into thy 


thou shalt do the signs/ 


oosom. And he put his hand back 


18 And Moses went and returned to 


into his bosom; and when he took it 


a Jethro his father-in-law, and said 


out of his bosom, behold, it was 


unto him: 'Let me go, I pray thee, 


iurned again as his other flesh. 8 And 


and return unto my brethren that are 


t shall come to pass, if they will not 


in Egypt, and see whether they be yet 


oelieve thee, neither hearken to the 


alive/ And Jethro said to Moses: 



^ Heb. Jether 

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EXODUS 



5.11 



'Go in peace/ 19 And the LORD said 
unto Moses in Midian : ' Go, return in- 
to Egypt; for all the men are dead that 
sought thy life.' 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. ^And the 
LORD said unto Moses: 'When thou 
goest back into Egypt, see that thou 
do ^ before Pharaoh all the wonders 
which I have put in thy hand; but 
I will harden his heart, and he will 
not let the people go. ^And thou shalt 
say unto Pharaoh: Thus saith the 
LORD: Israel is My son, My first- 
born. ^And I have said unto thee: 
Let My son go, that he may serve 
Me; and thou hast refused to let him 
go. Behold, I will slay thy son, thy 
first-born/ M And it came to pass 
on the way at the lodging-place, that 
the LORD met him, t and sought to 
kill him. ^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 
art thou to me.' M So He let him 
alone. Then she said: 'A bride- 
groom ^of blood in regard of the cir- 
cumcision.' 

27 And the LORD said to Aaron : ' Go 
into the wilderness to meet Moses/ 
And he went, and met him in the 
mountain of God, and kissed him 
28 And Moses told Aaron all the words 
of the LORD wherewith He had sent 
him, and all the signs wherewith He 
had charged him. 29 And Moses and 
Aaron went and gathered together 
all the elders of the children of Israel. 
s And Aaron spoke all the words which 
the LORD had spoken unto Moses, 
and did the signs in the sight of the 
people. 31 And the people believed; 
and when they heard that the LORD 
had remembered the children of Israel, 



and that He had seen their affliction, 
then they bowed their heads and wor- 
shipped. 

And afterward Moses and Aaron 
^ came, and said unto Pharaoh: 
'Thus saith the LORD, the God of 
Israel: Let My people go, that they 
may hold a feast unto Me in the 
wilderness.' 2 And Pharaoh said: 'Who 
is the LORD, that I should hearken 
unto His voice to let Israel go? I know 
not the LORD, and moreover I will 
not let Israel go.' 3 And they said: 
'The God of the Hebrews hath met 
with us. Let us go, we pray thee, 
three days' journey into the wilder- 
ness, and sacrifice unto the LORD our 
God; lest He fall upon us with pes- 
tilence, or with the sword/ 4 And the 
king of Egypt said unto them : ' Where- 
fore do ye, Moses and Aaron, cause 
the people to break loose from their 
work? get you unto your burdens/ 
5 And Pharaoh said: 'Behold, the 
people of the knd are now many, 
and will ye make them rest from their 
burdens? 3 6 And the same day Pha- 
raoh commanded the taskmasters of 
the people, and then* officers, say- 
ing: 7 'Ye shall no more give the 
people straw to make brick, as here- 
tofore. Let them go and gather straw 
for themselves. 8 And the tale of the 
bricks, which they did make hereto- 
fore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall 
not diminish aught thereof; for they 
are idle; therefore they cry, saying: 
Let us go and sacrifice to our God. 
9 Let heavier work be laid upon the 
men, that they may labour there- 
in; and let them not regard lying 
words/ 10 And the taskmasters of the 
people went out, and their officers, and 
they spoke to the people, saying: 
Thus saith Pharaoh: I will not give 
you straw. u Go yourselves, get you 
straw where ye can find it; for nought 



5.11 



EXODUS 



of your work shall be diminished. ' 
12 So the people were scattered abroad 
'throughout all the land of Egypt io 
gather stubble for straw. ^And the 
taskmasters were urgent, saying: 'Ful- 
fil your work, your daily task, as when 
there was straw.' 14 And the officers 
of the children of Israel, whom Pha- 
raoh's taskmasters had set over them, 
were beaten, saying: ' Wherefore 
have ye not fulfilled your appointed 
task in making brick both yesterday 
and to-day as heretofore?' 15 Then 
the officers of the children of Israel 
came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying* 
'Wherefore dealest thou thus with 
thy servants? 16 There is no straw 
given unto, thy servants, and they say 
to us: Make brick; and, behold, 
thy servants are beaten, but the fault 
is in thine own people.' 17 But he said : 
'Ye are idle, ye are idle; therefore ye 
say: Let us go and sacrifice to the 
LORD. 18 Go therefore now, and work, 
for there shall no straw be given 
you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of 
bricks.' 19 And the officers of the chil- 
dren of Israel did see that they were set 
on mischief, when they said : ' Ye shall 
not dimmish aught from your bricks, 
your daily task.' 20 And they met Moses 
and Aaron, who stood in the way, as 
they came forth from Pharaoh; 21 and 
they said unto them: 'The LORD 
look upon you, and judge; because ye 
have made our savour 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.' ^And Moses 
returned unto the LORD, and said: 
'Lord, wherefore hast Thou dealt ill 
with this people? why is it that Thou 
hast sent me? ^For since I came to 
Pharaoh to speak in Thy name, he 
hath dealt ill with this people; neither 
hast Thou delivered Thy people at 



all/ 



And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Now shalt thou 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 the LORD ; 3 and I 
appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, 
and unto Jacob, as God Almighty, 
but by My name a mrp I made Me not 
known to them. 4 And I have also 
established My covenant with them, 
to give them the land of Canaan, the 
land of their sojourmngs, wherein 
they sojourned. 5 And moreover I 
have heard the groaning of the chil- 
dren of Israel, whom the Egyptians 
keep in bondage; and I have remem- 
bered My covenant. 6 Wherefore say 
unto the children of Israel: I am the 
LORD, and I will bring you out from 
under the burdens of the Egyptians, 
and I will deliver you from their 
bondage, and I will redeem you with 
an outstretched arm, and with great 
judgments; 7 and I will take you to Me 
for a people, and I will be to you a God; 
and ye shall know that I am the LORD 
your God, who brought you out from 
under the burdens of the Egyptians. 
8 And I will bring you in unto the land, 
concerning which I hf ted up My hand 
to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and 
to Jacob; and I will give it you for 
a heritage: I am the LORD.' 9 And 
Mioses spoke so unto the children of 
Israel; but they hearkened not unto 
Moses for impatience of spirit, and 
for cruel bondage. 

10 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: lx 'Go in, speak unto Pharaoh 
king of Egypt, that he let the children 
of Israel go out of his land.' 12 And 
Moses spoke before the LORD, saying: 



'Behold, the children of Israel have 

1 The ineffable name, read Adonai, which means, the Lord. 
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EXODUS 



77 



not hearkened unto me; how then 
shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of 
uncircumcised lips?' 

13 And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, and gave them a 
charge unto the children of Israel, 



the families of the Korahites. 
Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of 
the daughters of Putiel to wife; and 
she bore him Phinehas. These are 
the heads of the fathers 7 houses of the 
Levites according to their families. 



and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to 1 26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to 
bring the children of Israel out of the whom the LORD said: 'Bring out the 



land of Egypt. 

u These are the heads of then* fathers' 
houses: the sons of Reuben the first- 
born of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, 
Hezron, and Carmi. These are the 
families of Reuben. "And the sons 
of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and 
Chad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and 
Shaul the son of a Canaanitish wom- 
an. These are the families of Simeon. 
16 And these are the names of the 
sons of Levi according to their gen- 
erations: Gershon and Koliath, and 
Merari. And the years of the life 
of Levi were a hundred thirty and 
seven years. n The sons of Gershon: 
Libni and Shimei, according to their 
families. 18 And the sons of Kohath: 
Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and 
Uzziel. And the years of the life of 
Kohath were a hundred thirty and 
three years. 19 And the sons of Merari : 
MahJi and Mushi. These are the 
families of the Levites according to 
their generations. 20 And Amram took 
him Jochebed his father's sister to 
wife; and she bore him Aaron and 
Moses. And the years of the life of 
Amram were a hundred and thirty 
and seven years. 21 And the sons of 
Izhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. 



the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, 
and Elzaphan, and Sithri. ^And 
Aaron took him Elisheba, the daugh- 
ter of Amminadab, the sister of Nah- 
shon, to wife; and she bore him Na- 
dab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 
24 And the sons of Korah: Assir, and 



children of Israel from the land of 
Egypt according to their hosts/ 
27 These are they that spoks to Pharaoh 
king of Egypt, to bring out the children 
of Israel from Egypt. These are that 
Moses and Aaron. 28 And it came to 
pass on the day when the LORD spoke 
unto Moses in the land of Egypt, 
29 that the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 'I am the LORD; speak thou 
unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that 
I speak unto thee/ 30 And Moses 
said before the LORD: 'Behold, I am 
of uncircumcised lips, and how shall 
rj Pharaoh hearken unto me?' *And 
the LORD said unto Moses: 'See, 
I have set thee in God's stead to 
Pharaoh; and Aaron thy brother 
shall be thy prophet, ^hou shalt 
speak all that I command thee; and 
Aaron thy brother shall speak unto 
Pharaoh, that he let the children of 
Israel go out of his land. 3 And I 
will harden Pharaoh's heart, and 
multiply My signs and My wonders 
in the land of Egypt. 4 But Pharaoh 
will not hearken unto you, and I will 
lay My hand upon Egypt, and bring 
forth Sly hosts, My people the chil- 
dren of Israel, out of the land of 
Egypt by great judgments. 6 And the 
Egyptians shall know that I am the 
LORD, when I stretch forth My hand 
upon Egypt, and bring out the chil- 
dren of Israel from among them/ 
6 And Moses and Aaron did so; as 
the LORD commanded them, so did 
they. 7 And Moses was fourscore years 



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years old, when they spoke unto 
Pharaoh. 

8 And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying: 9 'When 
Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying: 
Show a wonder for you; then thou 
shalt say unto Aaron: Take thy rod, 
and cast it down before Pharaoh, 
that it become a serpent.' 10 And 
Moses and Aaron went in unto Pha- 
raoh, and they did so, as the LORD 
had commanded; and Aaron cast 
down his rod before Pharaoh and be- 
fore his servants, and it became a 
serpent. u Then Pharaoh also called 
for the wise men and the sorcerers; 
and they also, the magicians of Egypt, 
did in like manner with their secret 
arts. ^For they cast down every 
man his rod, and they became ser- 
pents; but Aaron's rod swallowed up 
their rods. ^And Pharaoh's heart 
was hardened, and he hearkened not 
unto them; as the LORD had spoken. 

14 And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Pharaoh's heart is stubborn, he re- 
fuseth to let the people go. 15 Get 
thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; 
lo, he goeth out unto the water; and 
thou shalt stand by the river's brink 
to meet him; and the rod which was 
turned to a serpent shalt thou take 
in thy hand. 16 And thou shalt say 
unto him: The LORD, the God of 
the Hebrews, hath sent me unto thee, 
saying: Let My people go, that they 
may serve Me in the wilderness; and, 
behold, hitherto thou hast not heark- 
ened; 17 thus saith the LORD* In 
this thou shalt know that I am the 
LORD 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. 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.' 

19 And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Say unto Aaron: Take thy rod, 
and stretch out thy 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.' 20 And 
Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD 
commanded; and he lifted up the rod, 
and smote the waters that were in k 
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. ^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. 22 And the magicians of 
Egypt did in like manner with then* 
secret arts; and Pharaoh's heart was 
hardened, and he hearkened not unto 
them; as the LORD had spoken. 23 And 
Pharaoh Burned and went into his 
house, neither did he lay even this to 
heart. 24 And all the Egyptians digged 
round about the river for water to 
drink; for they could not drink of the 
water of the river. 25 And seven days 
were fulfilled, after that the LORD 
had smitten the river. 

^Ajid the LORD spoke unto Moses: 
'Go in unto Pharaoh, and say unto 
him: Thus saith the LORD: Let 
My people go, that they may serve 
Me. 27 And 3 thou refuse to let them 
go, behold, I will smite all thy borders 
with frogs. 28 And the river shall 
swarm with frogs, which shall go up 
and come into thy house, and into 
thy bed-chamber, and upon thy bed, 
and into the house of thy servants, 



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8 20 



and upon thy people, and into thine 
ovens, and into thy kneading-trough s. 
29 And the frogs shall come up both 
upon thee, and upon thy people, and 
Q upon all thy servants.' J And the 
^ LORD said unto Moses: 'Say 
unto Aaron: Stretch forth thy hand 
with thy rod over the rivers, over 
the canals, and over the pools, and 
cause frogs to come up upon the land 
of Egypt.' 2 And Aaron stretched 
out his hand over the waters of 
Egypt; and the frogs came up, and 
covered the land of Egypt. 3 Aiid the 
magicians did in like manner with 
their secret arts, and brought up frogs 
upon the land of Egypt. 4 Then Pha- 
raoh called for Moses and Aaron, 
and said: 'Entreat the LORD, that 
He take away the frogs from me, and 
from my people; and I will let the 
people go, that they may sacrifice 
unto the LORD.' 5 And Moses said 
unto Pharaoh: 'Have thou this glory 
over me; against what time shall I 
entreat for thee, and for thy servants, 
and for thy people, that the frogs be 
destroyed from thee and thy houses, 
and remain in the river only?' 6 And 
he said: 'Against to-morrow.' And he 
said: 'Be it according to thy word; 
that thou mayest know that there is 
none like unto the LORD our God. 
7 And the frogs shall depart from thee, 
and from thy houses, and from thy 
servants, and from thy people; they 
shall remain in the river only.' 8 And 
Moses and Aaron went out from Pha- 
raoh; and Moses cried unto the LORD 
concerning the frogs, which He had 
brought upon Pharaoh. 9 And the 
LORD did according to the word of 
Moses; and the frogs died out of the 
houses, out of the courts, and out of 
the fields. 10 And they gathered them 
together in heaps; and the land stank. 
u But when Pharaoh saw that there 



was respite, he hardened his heart, 
and hearkened not unto them; as the 
LORD had spoken, 

12 And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Say unto Aaron: Stretch out thy 
rod, and smite the dust of the earth, 
that it may become gnats throughout 
all the land of Egypt.' 13 And they did 
so; and Aaron stretched out his hand 
with his rod, and smote the dust of 
the earth, and there were gnats upon 
man, and upon beast; all the dust of 
the earth became gnats throughout 
all the land of Egypt. 14 And the 
magicians did so with their secret 
arts to bring forth gnats, but they 
could not; and there were gnats upon 
man, and upon beast, ^hen the 
magicians said unto Pharaoh: 'This 
is the finger of God'; and Pharaoh's 
heart was hardened, and he hearkened 
not unto them; as the LORD had 
spoken. 

16 And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Rise up early in the morning, and 
stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh 
forth to the water; and say unto 
him: Thus saith the LORD: Let My 
people go, that they may serve Me. 
17 Else, S thou wilt not let My people 
go, behold, I will send swarms of flies 
upon thee, and upon thy servants, 
and upon thy people, and into thy 
houses; and the houses of the Egyp- 
tians shall be full of swarms of flies, 
and also the ground whereon they are. 
18 And I will set apart in that day the 
land of Goshen, in "which My people 
dwell,, that no swarms of files shall 
be there; to the end that thou mayest 
know that I am the LORD in the midst 
of the earth. ^And I will put a division 
between My people and thy people 
by to-morrow shall this sign be.' 
20 And the LORD did so; and there came 
grievous swarms of flies into the house 
of Pharaoh, and into his servants' 



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houses; and in all the land of Egypt 
the land was ruined by reason of the 
swarms of flies. 21 And Pharaoh called 
for Moses and for Aaron, and said 
'Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the 
land/ ^And Moses said: 'It is no'fc 
meet so to dp; for we shall sacrifice 
the abomination of the Egyptians to 
the LORD our God; lo, if we sacrifice 
the abomination of the Egyptians be- 
fore their eyes, will they not stone 
us? ^We will go three days' journey 
into the wilderness, and sacrifice to 
the LORD our God, as He shall com- 
mand us/ ^And Pharaoh said^ 'I 
will let you go, that ye may sacrifice 
to the LORD your God in the wilder- 
ness; only ye shall not go very far 
away; entreat for me/ 26 And Moses 
said: 'Behold, I go out from thee, 
and I will entreat the LORD 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 the LORD/ 26 And Moses went out 
from Pharaoh, and entreated the LORD. 
27 And the LORD 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. 2 lAnd Pha- 
raoh hardened his heart this time also, 
and he did not let the people go. 

Q Then the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him* 
Thus saith the LORD, the God of the 
Hebrews: Let My people go, that 
they may serve Me. 2 For if thou 
refuse to let them go, and wilt hold 
them still, 3 behold, the hand of the 
LORD is upon thy 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. 4 And the 
LORD shall make a division between 
the cattle of Israel and the cattle of 
Egypt; and there shall nothing die 
of all that belongeth to the children 
of Israel/ 6 And the LORD appointed 
a set time, saying: 'To-morrow the 
LORD shall do this thing in the land/ 
6 And the LORD 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. 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. 

8 And the LORD said unto Moses 
and unto Aaron: 'Take to you hand- 
fuls of soot of the furnace, and let 
Moses throw it heavenward in the 
sight of Pharaoh. 9 Aiid it shall be- 
come 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/ 10 And they took soot of the 
furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; 
and Moses threw it up heavenward; 
and it became a boil breaking forth 
with blains upon man and upon beast. 
u And the magicians could not stand 
before Moses because of the boils; for 
the boils were upon the magicians, 
and upon all the Egyptians. ^And 
the LORD hardened the heart of Pha- 
raoh, and he hearkened not unto them; 
as the LORD had spoken unto Moses. 

13 And the ( LORD said unto Moses: 
'Rise up early in the morning, and 
stand before Pharaoh, and say unto 
him: Thus saith the LORD, the God 
of the Hebrews: Let My people go, 
that they may serve Me. 14 For I will 
this time send all My plagues upon 
thy person, and upon thy servants, 
and upon thy people; that thou may- 



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est know that there is none like Me 
In all the earth. 15 Surely now I had 
put forth My hand, and smitten thee 
and thy people with pestilence, and 
thou hadst been cut off from the earth. 
16 But in very deed for this cause have 
I made thee to stand, to show thee 
My power, and that My name may be 
declared throughout all the earth. 
17 As yet exaltest thou thyself against 
My people, that thou wilt not let them 
go? 18 Behold, to-morrow about this 
time I will cause it to rain a very 
grievous hail, such as hath not been 
in Egypt since the day it was founded 
even until now. 19 Now therefore send, 
hasten in thy cattle and all that thou 
hast 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/ 20 He that feared the 
word of the LORD among the servants 
of Pharaoh made his servants and his 
cattle flee into the houses; a and he 
that regarded not the word of the 
LORD left his servants and his cattle 
hi the field. 

^And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Stretch forth thy 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.' ^And Moses stretched forth 
his rod toward heaven; and the LOKD 
sent thunder and hail, and fire ran 
down unto the earth; and the LORD 
caused to hail upon the land of Egypt, 
^o there was hail, and fire flashing 
up amidst the hail, very grievous, 
such as had not been in all the land 
of Egypt since it became a nation. 
28 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 



broke every tree of the field. 
in the land of Goshen, where the chil- 
dren of Israel were, was there no hail. 
27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for 
Moses and Aaron, and said unto them: 
'I have sinned this time; the LORD is 
righteous, and I and* my people are 
wicked. 28 Entreat the LORD, and let 
there be enough of these mighty 
thunderings and hail; and I will let 
you go, and ye shall stay no longer.' 
29 And Moses said unto him.: 'As soon 
as I am gone out of the city, I 
will spread forth my hands unto the 
LORD; the thunders shall cease, neither 
shall there be any more hail; that thou 
mayest know that the earth is the 
LORD'S. 30 But as for thee and thy serv- 
ants, I know that ye will not yet fear 
the LORD God.' ^And the flax and 
the barley ^were smitten; for the 
barley was in the ear, and the flax 
was in bloom. ^But the wheat and 
the spelt were not smitten; for they 
ripen late. ^And Moses went out of 
the city from Pharaoh, and spread 
forth his hands unto the LORD; and 
the thunders and hail ceased, and the 
ram was not poured upon the earth. 
M 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 serv- 
ants- ^And the heart of Pharaoh was 
hardened, and he did not let the chil- 
dren of Israel go; as the LORD had 
spoken by Moses. 

SI 

"| A And the LORD said unto Moses: 
xv/ 'Go in unto Pharaoh; for I have 
hardened his heart, and the heart of 
his servants, that I might show these 
My signs in the midst of them; 2 and 
that thou mayest tell in the ears of 
thy son, and of thy son's son, what 
I have wrought upon Egypt, and 



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My signs which I have done among 
them; that ye may know that I am 
the LORD/ *And Moses and Aaron 
went in unto Pharaoh, and said unto 
him: ' Thus saith the LORD, the God of 
the Hebrews: How long wilt thou re- 
fuse to humble -thyself before Me? let 
My people go, that they may serve Me. 
^Lse, if thou refuse to let My people 
go, behold, to-morrow will I bring 
locusts into thy border; 5 and they shaD 
cover the face of the earth, that one 
shall not be able to see the earth; and 
they shall eat the residue of that which 
is escaped, which remaineth unto you 
from the hail, and shall eat every tree 
which groweth for you out of the field; 
*and thy houses shall be filled, and 
the houses of all thy servants, and the 
houses of all the Egyptians; as neither 
thy fathers^ nor thy fathers' fathers 
have seen, since the day that they were 
upon the earth unto this day/ And 
he turned, and went out from Pharaoh. 
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 the LORD their God; 
knowest thou not yet that Egypt is 
destroyed?' 8 And Moses and Aaron 
were brought again unto Pharaoh; 
and he said unto them: 'Go, serve 
the LORD your God; but who are they 
that shall go?' 9 And Moses said: 
'We will go with our young and with 
our old, with our sons and with our 
daughters, with pur flocks and with 
our herds we will go; for we must 
hold a feast unto the LORD.' 10 And 
he said unto them: 'So be the LORD 
with you, as I will let -you go, and 
your Stile ones; see ye that evil is be- 
fore your face. "Not so; go now ye 
that are men, and serve the LORD; 
for that is what ye desire.' And they 
were driven out from Pharaoh's pres- 
ence. 



E And the LORD said unto Moses 
'Stretch out thy 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 hath left.' w And 
Moses stretched forth his rod over the 
land of Egypt, and the LORD 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. 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. 
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. 16 Then 
Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron 
in haste; and he said: 'I have sinned 
against the LORD your God, and 
against you. 17 Now therefore forgive, 
I pray thee, my sin only this once, and 
entreat the LORD your God, that He 
may take away from me this death 
only.' 18 And he went out from Pha- 
raoh, and entreated the LORD. 19 And 
the LORD 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. 20 But the LORD 
hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he 
did not let the children of Israel go. 
a And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Stretch out thy hand toward heaven, 
that there may be darkness over the 
[and of Egypt, even darkness which 
may be felt.' ^And Moses stretched 
:orth his hand toward heaven; and 



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125 



there was a thick darkness in all the 
land of Egypt three days; Hhey saw 
not one another, neither rose any from 
his place for three days; but all the 
children of Israel had light in their 
dwellings. ^And Pharaoh called unto 
Moses, and said: 'Go ye, serve the 
LOED; only let your flocks and your 
herds be stayed; let your little ones 
also go with you/ ^And Moses said: 
'Thou must also give into our hand 
sacrifices and burnt-offerings, that 
we may sacrifice unto the LORD our 
God. 26 0ur cattle also shall go with 
us; there shall not a hoof be left be- 
hind; for thereof must we take to 
serve the LORD our God; and we know 
not with what we must serve the 
LORD, until we come thither/ 27 But 
the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, 
and he would not let them go. 28 And 
Pharaoh said unto him: 'Get thee 
from me, take heed to thyself, see my 
face no more; for in the day thou seest 
my face thou shalt die.' 29 And Moses 
said: "Thou hast spoken well; I will 
see thy face again no more/ 

"| "| And the LORD said unto Moses: 
A 'Yet one plague more will I 
bring upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; 
afterwards he will let you go hence; 
when he shall let you go, he shall 
surely thrust you out hence altogether. 
2 Speak now in the ears of the people, 
and let them ask every man of his 
neighbour, and every woman of her 
neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels 
of gold/ 3 And the LORD gave the 
people favour in the sight of the 
Egyptians. Moreover 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. 

4 And Moses said: 'Thus saith the 
LORD: About midnight will I go out 
into the midst of Egypt; ^nd all the 



first-born in the land of Egypt shall 
die, from the first-born of Pharaoh 
! that sitteth upon his throne, even un- 
to the first-born of the maid-servant 
that is behind the mill; and all 
the first-born of cattle. 6 And there 
shall be a great cry throughout all 
the land of Egypt, such as there hath 
been none like it, nor shall be like it 
any more. 7 But against any of the 
children of Israel shall not a dog whet 
his tongue, against man or beast; that 
ye may know how that the LORD doth 
put a difference between the Egyptians 
and Israel. & And all these thy serv- 
ants shall come down unto me, and 
bow down unto me, saying: Get 
thee out, and all the people that follow 
thee; and after that I will go out/ 
And he went out from Pharaoh hi hot 
anger. 

9 And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Pharaoh will not hearken unto you; 
that My wonders may be multiplied 
in the land of Egypt/ 10 And Moses 
and Aaron did all these wonders before 
Pharaoh; and the LORD hardened 
Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let 
the children of Israel go out of his 
land. 

1 And the LORD spoke unto 
Moses and Aaron in the land of 
Egypt, saying: 2 'This month shall 
be unto you the beginning of months; 
it shall be the first month of the year 
to you. 3 Speak ye unto all the con- 
gregation of Israel, saying: In the 
tenth day of this month they shall 
take to them every m^n a lamb, 
according to their fathers' houses, a 
lamb for a household; *and if the 
household be too little for a lamb, then 
shall he and his neighbour next unto 
his house take one according to the 
number of the souls; according to 
every man's eating ye shall make your 
count for the lamb. *Your lamb shall 



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one that is born in the land; but no 
uncircumcised*person shall eat thereof. 
49 0ne law shall be to him that is home- 
born, and unto the stranger that sp- 
journeth among you/ 50 Thus did 
all the children of Israel; as the LORD 
commanded Moses and Aaron, so 
did they. 

5I And it came to pass the selfsame 
day that the LORD did bring the chil- 
dren of Israel out of the land of Egypt 
by their hosts. 

1 O And the LORD spoke unto 
Moses, saying: 2 ' Sanctify unto 
Me all the first-born, whatsoever open- 
eth the womb among the children of 
Israel, both of man and of beast, it 
is Mine.' 

3 And Moses said unto the people: 
'Remember this day, in which ye 
came out from Egypt, out of the house 
of bondage; for by strength of hand 
the LORD brought you out from this 
place; there shall no leavened bread 
be eaten. *This day ye go forth in 
the month Abib. 6 And it shall be 
when the LORD shall bring thee into 
the land of the Cana&nite, and the 
Hittite, and the Amqrite, -and the 
Hivite, and the Jebusite, which He 
swore unto thy fathers to give thee, a 
land flowing with milk and honey, that 
thou shalt -keep this service in this 
month, ^even days thou shalt eat 
unleavened bread, and in the seventh 
day shall be a feast to the LORD. 
7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten 
throughout the seven days; and there 
shall no leavened bread be seen with 
fchee, neither shaU there be leaven 
seen with thee, in all thy borders. 
'And thou shalt tell thy son in that 
lay, saying: It is because of that 
?phich the LORD did for me when I 
jame forth out of Egypt. 9 And it 
shall be for a sign unto thee upon thy 
land, and for a memorial between 



thine eyes, that the law of the LORD 
may be in thy mouth; for with a strong 
hand hath the LORD brought thee out 
of Egypt. 10 Thou shalt therefore 
keep this ordinance in its season from 
year to year. 

"And it shall be when the LORD 
shall bring thee into the land of the 
Canaanite, as He swore unto thee and 
to thy fathers, and shall give it thee, 
12 that thou shalt set apart unto the 
LORD all that openeth the womb; 
every firstling that is a male, which 
thou hast coming of a beast, shall 
be the LORD'S. 13 And every firstling 
of an ass thou shalt redeem with a 
lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it. 
then thou shalt break its neck; and 
all the first-born of man among thy 
sons shalt thou redeem. 14 And it 
shall be when thy son asketh thee in 
time to come, saying: What is this? 
that thou shalt say unto him: By 
strength of hand the LORD brought 
us out from Egypt, from the house 
of bondage; 15 and it came to pass, 
when Pharaoh would hardly let us 
go, that the LORD 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 the 
LORD all that openeth the womb, be- 
ing males; but all the first-born of 
my sons I redeem. 16 And it shall be 
for a sign upon thy hand, and for 
frontlets between thine eyes; for by 
strength of hand the LORD brought us 
forth out of Egypt.' 



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 peradventure the 
people repent when they see war, and 
they return to Egypt.' 18 But ,God 



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14.17 



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. 19 And 
Moses took the bones of Joseph with 
him; for he had straitly sworn the 
children of Israel, saying: 'God will 
surely remember you; and ye shall 
carry up my bones away hence with 
you.' 20 And they took their journey 
from Succoth, and encamped in 
Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. 
2l And the LORD 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 r^the pillar of 
cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by 
night, departed not from before the 
people. 

1 A. And the LORD spoke unto 
Moses, saying: 2 ' Speak unto the 
children of Israel, that they turn back 
and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, be- 
tween Migdol and the sea, before 
Baal-zephon, over against it shall ye 
encamp by the sea. 3 And Pharaoh 
will say of the children of Israel: 
They are entangled in the land, the 
wilderness hath shut them in. 4 And 
I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he 
shall follow after them; and I will get 
Me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon 
all his host; and the Egyptians shall 
know that I am the LORD.' And they 
did so. 5 And it was told the king of 
Egypt that the people were fled; and 
the heart of Pharaoh and of his 
servants was turned towards the 
people, and .they said: 'What is this 
we have done, that we have let Israel 
go from serving us? 7 6 And he made 
ready his chariots, and took his people 
with him. 7 And he took six hundred 
chosen chariots, and all the chariots 
of Egypt, and captains over all of 
them. 8 And the LORD 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. 9 And the Egyptians 
pursued after them, all the horses 
and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horse- 
men, and his army, and overtook them 
encamping by the sea, beside Pi- 
hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. 
10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the 
children of Israel lifted up then* eyes, 
and, behold, the Egyptians were 
marching after them; and they were 
sore afraid; and the children of Israel 
cried out unto the LORD. 11 And they 
said unto Moses : l Because there were 
no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken 
us away to die in the wilderness? 
wherefore hast thou dealt thus with 
us, to bring us forth out of Egypt? 
^Is not this the word that we spoke 
unto thee in Egypt, saying: Let us 
alone, that we may serve the Egyp- 
tians? For it were better for us to 
serve the Egyptians, than that we 
should die in the wilderness.' 13 And 
Moses said unto the people: 'Fear ye 
not, stand still, and see the salvation 
of the LORD, which He will work for 
you to-day; for whereas ye have seen 
the Egyptians to-day, ye shall see 
them again no more for ever. 14 The 
LORD will fight for you, and ye shall 
hold your peace.' 

16 And the LORD said untjO Moses.: 
* Wherefore criest thou unto Me? 
speak unto the children of Israel, that 
they go forward. 16 And lift thou up 
thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over 
the sea, and divide it; and the children 
of Israel shall go into the midst of 
the sea on dry ground. 17 And I, 
behold, I will harden the hearts of the 
Egyptians, and they shall go in after 
them; and I will get Me honour upon 
Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon 
chariots, and upon M horsemen. 



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18 And the Egyptians shall know tha 
I am the LORD, when I have gotten 
Me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his 
chariots, and upon his horsemen. 
"And the angel of God, who went be- 
fore the camp of Israel, removed anc 
went behind them; and the pillar o: 
cloud removed from before them, anc 
stood behind them; 20 and it came be- 
tween the camp of Egypt and the 
camp of Israel; and there was the 
cloud and the darkness here, yet 
gave it light by night there; and the 
one came not near the other all the 
night. 21 And Moses stretched out his 
hand over the sea; and the LORD 
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. ^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. M And the Egyptians 
pursued, and went in after them, into 
the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's 
horses, his chariots, and his horse- 
men. ^And it came to pass in the 
morning watch, that the LORD looked 
forth upon the host of the Egyptians 
through the pillar of fire and of cloud, 
and discomfited the host of the 
Egyptians. ^And He took off their 
chariot wheels, and made them to drive 
heavily; so that the Egyptians said: 
'Let us flee from the face of Israel; 
for the LORD fighteth for them against 
the Egyptians/ 

^And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Stretch out thy hand over the sea, 
that the waters may come back upon 
the Egyptians, upon their chariots, 
and upon their horsemen. 7 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 , 



the LORD overthrew the Egyptians 
in the midst of the sea. 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 re- 
mained not so much as one of them. 
M 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. 30 Thus the LORD saved Israel 
ihat day out of the hand of the Egyp- 
;ians; and Israel saw the Egyptians 
dead upon the sea-shore. 31 And Israel 
saw the great work which the LORD 
did upon the Egyptians, and the 
jeople feared the LORD; and they be- 
ieved in the LORD, and in His servant 
Moses. 

1 Then sang Moses and the 
children of Israel this song unto 
the LORD, and spoke, saying. 
I will sing unto the LORD, for He 

is highly exalted; 
The horse and his rider hath He 

thrown into the sea. 
*The LORD is my strength and song, 
And He is become my salvation; 
This is my God, and I will glorify 

Him; 
My father's God, and I will exalt 

Him. 

3 The LORD is a man of war, 
The LORD is His name. 
4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host 

hath He cast into the sea, 
And his chosen captains are sunk in 

the Red Sea. 
6 The deeps cover them 
They went down into the depths like 

a stone. 
Thy right hand, LORD, glorious 

in power, 

Thy right hand, LORD, dasheth 
in pieces the enemy. 



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15 26 



7 And in the greatness of Thine 
excellency ^Thou oyerthrowest 
them that rise up against Thee; 

Thou sendest forth Thy wrath, it 
consumeth them as stubble. 

8 And with the blast of Thy nostrils 
the waters were piled up 

The floods stood upright as a heap; 

The deeps were congealed in the 
heart of the sea. 

9 The enemy said: 

'I will pursue, I will overtake, I 
will divide the spoil; 



My lust 
them; 



shall be satisfied upon 



I will draw my sword, my hand shall 

destroy them.' 
10 Thou didst blow with Thy wind, the 

sea covered them; 
They sank as lead in the mighty 

waters. 
u Who is like unto Thee, LOKD, 

among the mighty? 
Who is like unto Thee, glorious in 

holiness, 

Fearful in praises, doing wonders? 
12 Thou stretchedst out Thy right 

hand 

The earth swallowed them. 
13 Thou in Thy love hast led the people 

that Thou hast redeemed; 
Thou hast guided them in Thy 
strength to Thy holy habitation. 
14 The peoples have heard, they 

tremble; 

Pangs have taken hold on the in- 
habitants of Philistia. 
16 Then were the chiefs of Edom 

affrighted; 

The mighty men of Moab, trem- 
bling taketh hold upon them; 
All the inhabitants of Canaan are 

melted away. 

16 Terror and dread falleth upon them; 
By the greatness of Thine arm they 

are as still as a stone; 
Till Thy people pass over, LOKD, 



Till the people pass over that Thou 

hast gotten. 

17 Thou bringest them in, and plantest 
them in the mountain of Thine 
inheritance, 

The place, O LORD, which Thou 

hast made for Thee to dwell in, 

The sanctuary, O Lord, which Thy 

hands have established. 
18 The LORD shall reign for ever and 

ever. 

^For^ the horses of Pharaoh went 
in with his chariots and with his 
horsemen into the sea, and the LORD 
brought back the waters of the sea 
upon them; but the children of Israel 
walked on dry land in the midst of 
the sea. 

30 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. a And Miriam sang unto them : 
Sing ye to the LORD, for He is highly 

exalted: 

The horse and his rider hath He 
thrown into the sea. 

^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. ^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. ^And the people 
murmured against Moses, saying: 
'What shall we drink?' ^And he 
cried unto the LORD; and the LORD 
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; ^and He said: 'If 
thou wilt diligently hearken to the 
voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt 



* That is, Bitterness. 

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16 



do that which is right in His eyes, and 
wilt give ear to His commandments, 
and keep all His statutes, I will put 
none of the diseases upon thee, which 
J have put upon the Egyptians; for 
I am the LORD that healeth thee.' 

^And they came to Elim, where 
were twelve springs of water, and three 
score and ten palm-trees; and they 
encamped there by the waters. 

And they took their journey 
from Elim, and all the congre- 
gation of the children of Israel ^came 
unto the wilderness of Sin, which is 
between Elim and Sinai, on the fif- 
teenth day of the second month after 
their departing out of the land of 
t- 2 And the whole congregation 
e children of Israel murmured 
against Moses and against Aaron in 
the wilderness; 3 and the children of 
Israel said unto them; 'Would that 
we had died by the hand of the LORD 
in the land of Egypt, when we sat 
by the flesh-pots, when we did eat 
bread to the full; for ye have brought 
us forth into this wilderness, to kill 
this whole assembly with hunger.' 

4 Then said the LORD unto Moses: 
'Behold, I will cause to 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. s 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.' 
And Moses and Aaron said unto all 
the children of Israel: 'At even, then 
ye shall know that the LORD hath 
brought you out from the land of 
Egypt; 7 and in the morning, then ye 
shall see the glory of the LORD; for 
that He hath heard your murmurings 
against the LORD; and what are we, 
that ye murmur against us?' 8 And 



Moses said: 'This shall be, when the 
LORD shall give you in the evening 
flesh to eat, and in the morning 
bread to the full; for that the LORD 
heareth your murmurings which ye 
murmur against Him; and what are 
we? your murmurings are not against 
us, but against the LORD ' 9 And 
Moses said unto Aaron: 'Say unto 
all the congregation of the children 
of Israel: Come near before the 
LORD; for He hath heard your mur- 
murings.' 10 And it came to pass, as 
Aaron spoke unto the whole congrega- 
tion of the children of Israel, that they 
looked toward the wilderness, and, be- 
hold, the glory of the LORD appeared 
in the cloud. n And the LORD spoke un- 
to Moses, saying: M 'I have heard the 
murmurings of the children of Israel. 
Speak unto them, saying: At dusk 
ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning 
ye shall be filled with bread; and ye 
shall know that I am the LORD your 
God.' 13 And it came to pass at 
even, that the quails came up, and 
covered the camp; and in the morning 
there was a layer of dew round about 
the camp. 14 And when the layer of 
dew was gone up, behold upon the 
face of the wilderness a fine, scale- 
like thing, fine as the hoar-frost on 
the' ground. 15 And when the children 
of Israel saw it, they said one to 
another: a 'What is it?' for they knew 
not what it was. And Moses said 
unto them: 'It is the bread which 
the LORD hath given you to eat. 
16 This is the thing which the LORD 
hath commanded: Gather ye of it 
every man according to his eating; an 
omer a head, according to the number 
of your persons, shall ye take it, every 
man for them that are in his tent.' 
17 And the children of Israel did so, and 
gathered some more, some less. 18 And 
when they did mete it with an omer, 



Heb. Man hu. 
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175 



he that gathered much had nothing 
over, and he that gathered little had 
no lack; they gathered every roan ac- 
cording to his eating. 19 And Moses 
said unto thorny 'Let no man leave of 
it till the morning.' ^Notwithstand- 
ing they hearkened not unto Moses; 
but some of them left of it until the 
morning, and it bred worms, and 
rotted; and Moses was wroth with 
them. ^And they gathered it morning 
by morning, every man according to 
his eating; and as the sun waxed hot, 
it melted. ^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 congre- 
gation came and told Moses. ^And 
he said unto them: ' This is that which 
the LORD hath spoken: To-morrow 
is a solemn rest, a holy sabbath unto 
the LOBD. Bake that which ye will 
bake, and seethe that which ye will 
seethe; and all that remaineth over 
lay up for you to be kept until the 
morning/ M And they kid it up till 
the morning, as Moses bade; and it 
did not rot, neither was there any 
worm therein. ^And Moses said: 
'Eat that to-day; for to-day is a sab- 
bath unto the LORD; to-day ye shall 
not find it in the field. 26 Six days ye 
shall gather it; but on the seventh day 
is the sabbath, in it 'there shall be 
none. 7 27 And it came to pass on the 
seventh day, that there went out some 
of the people to gather, and they 
found none. 28 And the LORD said un- 
to Moses: 'How long refuse ye to 
keep My commandments and My laws? 
29 See that the LORD hath given you 
the sabbath; therefore He giveth you 
on the sixth day the bread of two days; 
abide ye every man in his place, let 
no man go out of his place on the 
seventh day/ 30 So the people rested 
on the seventh day. 31 Aiid the house 



* Heb. M an. 

85 



of Israel called the name thereof 
a Manna; and it was like coriander 
seed, white; and the taste of it was 
like wafers made with honey. ^And 
Moses said: 'This is the thing which 
the LORD hath commanded: Let an 
omerful 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/ ^And Moses 
said unto Aaron : ' Take a jar, and put 
an omerful of manna therein, and lay 
it up before the LORD, to be kept 
throughout your generations/ ^As 
the LORD commanded Moses, so 
Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, 
to be kept. ^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. ^Now an omer is the tenth 
part of an ephah. 

1 17 And all the congregation of the 
x children of Israel journeyed from 
the wilderness of Sin, by their stages, 
according to the commandment of 
the LORD, and encamped in Hephidim; 
and there was no water for the people 
to drink. 2 Wherefore the people 
strove with Moses, and said: 'Give 
us water that we may drink/ Aiid 
Moses said unto them: 'Why strive 
ye with me? wherefore do ye try 
the LORD?' 3 And the people thirst- 
ed there for water; and the people 
murmured against Moses, and said: 
'Wherefore hast thou brought us up 
out of Egypt, to kill us and our chil- 
dren and our cattle with thirst?' 4 And 
Moses cried unto the LORD, saying: 
'What shall I do unto this people? 
they are almost ready to stone me/ 
s And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Pass on before the people, and take 
with thee of the elders of Israel; and 



17. r, 



EXODUS 



1 Q 

of all that God had done for Moses, 



Now Jethro, the priest of Mid- 
Moses 7 father-in-law, heard 



an, 



thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the 
river, take in thy hand, and go. Be- 
hold, I will stand before thee there ( 
upon the rock in Horeb; and thou 

shalt smite the rock, and there shall \ and for Israel His people, how that 
come water out of it, that the people j the LORD had brought Israel out of 
may drink.' And Moses did so in the ; Egypt. 2 And Jethro, Moses' father- 
sight of the elders of Israel. 7 And ; in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, 
the name of the ^lace was called \ after he had sent her away, 3 and her 
Massah, and b Meribah, because of two sons; of whom the name of the 

one was Gershom; for he 



the striving of the children of Israel, 



and because they tried the LORD, 
saying: 'Is the LOED among us, or 
not?' 

*Then came Amalek, and fought 
with Israel in Rephidim, 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.' 10 So Joshua did as Moses had 
said to him, and fought with Amalek; 
and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up 
to the top of the hill. n And it came 
to pass, when Moses held up his hand, 
that Israel prevailed; and when he 
let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 
X2 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. 
"And Joshua discomfited Amalek and 
his people with the edge of the sword. 
"And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Write this for a memorial in the book, 
and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: 
for I will utterly blot out the remem- 
brance of Amalek from under heaven. 7 
u And Moses built an altar, and called 
the name of it c Adonai-nissi. 16 And 
he said: 'The hand upon the throne 
of the LORD: the LORD will have war 



with Amalek from generation to gen- 



eration/ 



have been a stranger in 
land'; 4 and the name of 



said: 

a strange 
the other 

was d Eliezer: 'for the God of my 
father was my help, and delivered me 
from the sword of Pharaoh.' 5 And 
Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came 
with his sons and his wife unto Moses 
into the wilderness where he was en- 
camped, at the mount of God: 6 and 
he said unto Moses: 'I thy father- 
in-law Jethro am coming unto thee, 
and thy wife, and her two sons with 
her.' 7 And Moses went out to meet 
his father-in-law, and bowed down 
and kissed lam; and they asked each 
other of their welfare; and they came 



into the ^tent. 
his father-in-law 



8 And Moses told 
all that the LORD 



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 the LORD delivered 
them. 9 And Jethro rejoiced for all 
the goodness which the LORD had done 
to Israel, in that He had delivered 
them out of the hand of the Egyptians. 
10 And Jethro said: 'Blessed be the 
LORD, who hath delivered you out 
of the hand of the Egyptians, and out 
of the hand of Pharaoh; who hath 
delivered the people from under the 
tiand of the Egyptians. u Now I 
mow that the LORD is greater than 
all gods; yea, for that they dealt 
proudly against them.' ^And Jethro, 



Tiiat is, Trying. 



* That i 
d Heb. , 



VIoses' father-in-law, took a burnt- 

, Stnfe. o That is, The LORD is my banner. 
it, God, and ezer, help. 

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19.8 



offering and sacrifices for God; and 
Aaron came, and all the elders of 
Israel, to eat bread with Moses 7 
father-in-law before God. "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. 14 And when Moses' 
father-in-law saw all that he did to 
the people, he said: 'What is this 
thing that thou doest to the people? 
why sittest thou thyself alone, and all 
the people stand about thee from 
morning unto even?' 15 And Moses 
said unto his father-in-law: 'Be- 
cause the people come unto me to 
inquire of God; 16 when they have a 
matter, it cometh unto me; and I 
judge between a man and his neigh- 
bour, and I make them know the 
statutes of God, and His laws.' 17 And 
Moses' father-in-law said unto him: 
'The thing that thou doest is not 
good. 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, 
both thou, and this people that is 
with thee; for the thing is too heavy 
for thee; thou art not able to perform 
it thyself alone. "Hearken now unto 
my voice, I will give thee counsel, 
and God be with thee* be thou for 
the people before God, and bring 
thou the causes unto God. 20 And 
thou shalt teach them the statutes 
and the laws, and shalt show them 
the way wherein they must walk, and 
the work that they must do. ^More- 
over thou shalt 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. 
^And let them judge the people at 
all seasons; and it shall be, that every 
at matter they shall bring unto 
thee, but every small matter they 
judge themselves; so shall they 



make it easier for thee and bear the 
burden with thee. ^If thou shalt do 
this thing, and God command thee so, 
then thou shalt be able to endure, and 
all this people also shall go to their 
place in peace.' ^o Moses hearkened 
to the voice of his father-in-law, and 
did all that he had said. ^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. 
^And they judged the people at all 
seasons : the hard causes they brought 
unto Moses, but eveiy small matter 
they judged themselves. 27 And Moses 
let his ^ father-in-law depart; and he 
went his way into his own land. 
1 Q In the third month after the 
children of Israel were gone 
forth out of the land of Egypt, the 
same day came they into the wilder- 
ness of Sinai. 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. 
3 And Moses went up unto God, and 
the LORD called unto him out of the 
mountain, saying: 'Thus shalt thou 
say to the house of Jacob, and tell the 
children of Israel: 4 Ye have seen 
what I did unto the Egyptians, and 
how I bore you on eagles' wings, and 
brought you unto Myself. 5 Now 
therefore, if ye will hearken unto My 
voice indeed, and keep My covenant, 
then ye shall be Mine own treasure 
from among all peoples; for all the 
earth is Mine; 6 and ye shall be unto 
Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy 
nation. These are the words which 
thou shalt speak unto the children of 
Israel/ 7 And Moses came and called 
for the elders of the people, and set 
before them all these words which the 
LORD commanded him. 8 And all the 



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people answered together, and said: 
r All that the LORD hath spoken we 
will do/ And Moses reported the 
words of the people unto the LORD. 
9 Afcd the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Lo, I come unto thee in a thick 
cloud, that the people may hear 
when I speak with thee, and may also 
believe thee for ever/ And Moses 
told the words of the people unto the 
LORD. JO And the LORD said unto 
Moses: 'Go unto the people, and 
sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, 
and let them wash their garments, 
ll and be ready against the third day; 
for the third day the LORD will come 
down in the sight of all the people 
upon mount Sinai, ^And thou shalt 
set bounds unto the people round 
about, saying: Take heed to your- 
selves, that ye go not up into the 
mount, or touch the border of it; 
whosoever toucheth the mount shall 
be surely put to death; ^o hand shall 
touch him, but he shall surely be 
stoned, or shot through; whether it be 
beast or man, it shall not live; when 
the ram's horn soundeth long, they 
shall come up to the mount/ 14 And 
Moses went down from the mount 
unto the people, and sanctified the 
people; and they washed then? gar- 
ments. 15 And he said unto the people : 
'Be ready against the third day; 
come not near a woman/ w And it 
came to pass on the third day, when it 
was morning, that there were thun- 
ders and lightnings and a thick cloud 
upon the mount, and the voice of a 
horn exceeding loud; and all the 
people that were in the camp trem- 
bled. 17 And Moses brought forth 
the people out of the camp to meet 
God ; and they stood at the nether part 
of the, mount. 18 Now mount Sinai 
was altogether on smoke, because 
the LORD descended upon it in fire; 



and the smoke thereof ascended as 
the smoke of a furnace, and the whole 
mount t quaked greatly. 19 And when 
the voice of the horn waxed louder 
and louder, Moses spoke, and God 
answered Kim, by a voice. 20 And the 
LORD came down upon mount Sinai, 
to the top of the mount; and the 
LORD called Moses to the top of the 
mount; and Moses went up. 21 And 
the LORD said unto Moses: 'Go 
down, charge the people, lest they 
break through unto the_ LORD to gaze, 
and many of them perish. ^And let 
the priests also, ^ that come near to 
the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest 
the LORD break^ forth upon them/ 
^And Moses said unto the LORD: 
'The people cannot come up to mount 
Sinai; for thou didst charge us, say- 
ing: Set bounds about the mount, 
and sanctify it/ ^And the LORD said 
unto him: 'Go, get thee down, and 
thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron 
with thee; but let not the priests 
and the people break through to come 
up unto the LORD, lest He break forth 
upon them/ 25 So Moses went down 
Unto the people, and told them. 
O A And God spoke all these words, 
^^ saying: 

2 I am the LORD thy God, who 
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, 
out of the house of bondage. 

3 Thou shalt have no other gods be- 
fore Me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto 
thee a graven image, nor any manner of 
likeness, of anything that is in heaven 
above, or that is in the earth beneath, 
or that is in the water under the earth; 
6 thou shalt not bow down unto them, 
nor serve them; for I the LORD thy 
God ^am a jealous God, visiting the 
iniquity of the fathers upon the 
children unto the third and fourth 

aeration of them that hate Me; 6 and 

awing mercy unto the thousandth 



EXODUS 



21.0 



generation of them that love Me and i prove you, and that His fear may be 



keep My commandments. 

7 Thou shalt not take the name of 
the LORD thy God in vain; for the 
LORD will not hold him guiltless that 
taketh His name in vain. 

8 Remember the sabbath day, to 
keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou 
labour, and do all thy work; 10 but 
the seventh day is a sabbath unto the 
LORD thy God, in it thou shalt not 
do any manner of work, thou, nor 
thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy 
man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, 
nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that 
is within thy gates; u for in six days 
the LORD made heaven and earth, 
the sea, and all that in them is, and 
rested on the seventh day; wherefore 
the LORD blessed the sabbath day, 
and hallowed it. 

^Honour thy father and thy mother, 



before you, that ye sin not/ 18 And 
the people 'stood afar off; but Moses 
drew near unto the thick darkness 
where God was. 

19 And the LORD said unto Moses: 
Thus thou shalt say unto the children 
of Israel: Ye yourselves have seen 
that I have talked with you from 
heaven. 20 Ye shall not make with 
Me gods of silver, or gods of gold, ye 
shall not make unto you. ^An altar 
of earth thou shalt make unto Me, 
and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt- 
offerings, and thy peace-offerings, 
thy sheep, and thine oxen; in every 
place where I cause My name to 
be mentioned I will come unto thee 
and bless thee. ^And if thou make 
Me an altar of stone, thou shalt not 
build it of hewn stones; for if thou 
lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast 



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that thy days may be long upon the* profaned it. ^Neither shalt thou go up 
land which the LORD thy God giveth I by steps unto Mine altar, that thy 
thee. j nakedness be not uncovered thereon. 

w Thou shalt not murder. 

Thou shalt not commit adultery. | 



Thou shalt not steal. 

Thou shalt not bear false witness 
against thy neighbour. 

14 Thou shalt not covet thy neigh- 
bour's house; thou shalt not covet 
thy neighbour's wife, nor his man- 
servant, nor his maid-servant, nor 
his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that 
is thy neighbour's. 

15 And all the people perceived the 
thunderings, and the lightnings, and 
the voice of the horn, and the moun- 
tain smoking; and when the people 
saw it, they trembled, and stood afar 
off. 16 And they said unto Moses: 
'Speak thou with us, and we will hear; 
but let not God speak with us, lest 
we die/ 17 And Moses said unto the 
people: 'Fear not; for God is come to 



O1 Now these are the ordinances 
which thou shalt set before them. 
2 If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six 
years he shall serve; and in the seventh 
he shall go out free for nothing. 
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. 
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 him- 
self. 6 But if the servant shall plainly 
say: I love my master, my wife, and 
my children; I will not go out free; 
^hen 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. 



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7 And if a man sell his daughter to 
be a maid-servant, she shall not 
out as the men-servants do. 8 If 
please not her master, who hatl 
espoused her to himself, then shal 
he let her be redeemed; to sell her 
unto a foreign people he shall have no 
power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully 
with her. 9 And if he espouse her unto 
his son, he shall deal with her after 
the manner of daughters. 10 If he 
take him another wife, her food, her 
raiment, and her conjugal rights, 
shall he not diminish. u And $ he 
do not these three unto her, then shall 
she go out for nothing, without 
money. 

^He that smiteth a man, so that he 
dieth, shall surely be put to death. 
B And if a man He not in wait, but 
God cause it to come to hand; then 
I will appoint thee a place whither 
he may nee. 

14 And if a man come presumptuous- 
ly upon his neighbour, to slay him 
with guile; thou shalt take him from 
Mine altar, that he may die. 

^And he that smiteth his father, or 
Ms mother, shall be surely put to 
death. 

16 And he that stealeth a man, and 
selleth him, or if he be found in his 
hand, he shall surely be put to death. 
^ 17 Aiid he that curseth his father or 
his mother, shall surely be put to 
death. 

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; 
I9 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. 

20 And if a man smite his bondman, 
or his bondwoman, with a rod, and 



he die under his hand, he shall surely 



be punished. ^Notwithstanding, if 
he continue a day or two, he shall not 
be punished; for he is his money. 

^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. ^But if any harm follow, 
then thou shalt give life for life, 
24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for 
hand, foot for foot, 25 burning for 
burning, wound for wound, stripe for 
stripe. 



if a man smite the eye of his 
bondman, or the eye of his bondwoman, 
and destroy it, he shall let him go free 
for his eye's sake. 27 And if he smite 
out his bondman's tooth, or his bond- 
woman's tooth, he shall let him go 
free for his tooth's sake. 

28 And if an ox gore a man or a 
woman, that they die, the ox shall be 
surely stoned, and its flesh shall not 
be eaten; but the owner of the ox 
shall be quit. 29 But if the ox was 
wont to gore in time past, and warning 
bath been given to its owner, and he 
bath not kept it in, but it hath killed 
a man or a woman; the ox shall be 
stoned, and its owner also shall be 
put to death. 30 If there be laid on him 
a ransom, then he shall give for the 
redemption of his life whatsoever is 
.aid upon him. 31 Whether it have 
gored a son, or have gored a daughter, 
according to this judgment shall it be 
done unto him. ^If the ox gore a 
Dondman or a bondwoman, he shall 
give unto their master thirty shekels 
of silver, and the ox shall be stoned. 



if a man shall open a pit, or 
f a man shall dig a pit and not cover 
t, and an ox or an ass fall therein, 
^he owner of the pit shall make it 
good; he shall give money unto the 



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22,23 



owner of them, and tKe dead beast 
shall be his. 

35 And if one man's ox hurt another's, 
so that it dieth; then they shall sell 
the live ox, and divide the price of it; 
and the dead also they shall divide. 
36 0r if it be known that the ox was 



saith: 'This is it/ the cause of both 
parties shall come before a God; he 
whom *God shall condemn shall pay 
double unto his neighbour. 

9 If a man deliver unto his neighbour 
an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any 
beast, to keep, and it die, or be hurt, 



wont to gore in time past, and its | or driven away, no man seeing it- 
owner hath not kept it in; he shall zo the oath of the LORD shall be be- 



surely pay ox for ox, and the dead 
beast shall be his own, 

87 If a man 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 



22 



, 

sheep. 1 If a thief be found 
breaking in, and be smitten so 



that he dieth, there shall be no blood- 
guiltiness for him. 2 If the sun be risen 
upon him, there shall be bloodguiltiness 
for him he shall make restitution ; if he 
have nothing, then he shall be sold for 
his theft. 3 If the theft be found in 
his hand alive, whether it be ox, or 
ass, or sheep, he shall pay double. 

4 If a man 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. 
6 If fire break out, 



and catch in 



thorns, so that the shocks of corn, or 
the standing corn, or the field are 
consumed; he that kindled the fire 
shall surely make restitution. 

6 If a man deliver unto his neighbour 
money or stuff to keep, and it be 
stolen out of the man's house; if the 
thief be found, he shall pay double. 
7 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 neighbour's 



goods. 8 For every matter of tres- 
pass, whether it be for ox, for ass, 
For sheep, for raiment, or for any 
manner of lost thing, whereof one 



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91 



tween them both, to see whether he 
have not put his hand unto his neigh- 
bour's goods; and the owner thereof 
shall accept it, and he shall not make 
restitution. "But if it be stolen from 
him, he shall make restitution unto the 
owner thereof. ^If it be torn in pieces, 
let him bring it for witness; he shall 
not make good that which was torn. 

^And if a man borrow aught of his 
neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the 
owner thereof not being with it, he 
shall surely make restitution. 14 If 
the owner thereof be with it, he shall 
not make it good; if it be a hireling, 
he loseth his hire. 

15 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. is lf her father utterly refuse 
to give her unto him, he shall pay 
money according to the dowry of 
virgins, 

17 Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to 
live. 

18 Whosoever lieth with a beast shall 
surely be put to death. 

19 He that sacrificeth unto the gods, 
save unto the LOED only, shall be 
utterly destroyed. 

20 And a stranger shalt thou not 
wrong, neither shalt thou oppress 
him: for ye were strangers in the 
land of Egypt. ^Ye shall not afflict 
any widow, or fatherless child. ^If 
thou afflict them in any wise for if 
they cry at all unto Me, I will surely 
hear their cry ^My wrath shall wax 



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EXODUS 



hot, and I will kill you with the sword 
and your wives shall be widows, and 
your children fatherless. 

M If thou lend money to any of My 
people, even to the poor with thee, 
thou shalt not be to him as a creditor; 
neither shall ye lay upon him interest. 
*>lf thou at all take thy neighbour's 
garment to pledge, thou shalt restore 
it unto him by that the sun. goeth 



down; ^or that is his only covering, 
it is his garment for his skin; wherein 
shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, 
when he crieth unto Me, that I will 
hear; for I am gracious. 

27 Thou shalt not revile *God, nor 
curse a ruler of thy people. ^Thou 
shalt not delay to offer of the fulness 
of thy harvest, and of the outflow of 
thy presses. The first-born of thy 
sons shalt thou give unto Me. ^Like- 
wise shalt thou do with thine oxen, 
and with thy sheep; seven days it 
shall be with its^dam; on the eighth 
day thou shalt give it Me. ^And ye 
shall be holy men unto Me; therefore 
ye shall not eat any flesh that is torn 
of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it 



to the dogs. 
23 Thou shalt 



not utter a false 
report; put not thy hand with 
the wicked to be an unrighteous 
witness. 2 Thou shalt not follow a 
multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou 
beaV witness in a cause to turn aside 
after a multitude to pervert justice; 
'neither shalt thou favour a poor man 
in his cause. 

4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or 
his ass going astray, thou shalt surely 
bring it back to him again. 

6 If thou see the ass of him that 
hateth thee lying under its burden, 
thou shalt forbear to pass by him; 
thou shalt surely release it with him. 

*Thou shalt not wrest the judgment 
of thy poor in his cause. 'Keep thee 



Egypt. 
>u shalt 



sow 



far from a false matter; and the in- 
nocent and righteous slay thou not; 
for I will not justify the wicked. 
8 And thou shalt take no gift; for a 
gift blindsth them that have sight, 
and perverteth the words of the 
righteous. 9 And a stranger shalt 
thou not oppress; for ye know the 
heart of a stranger, seeing ye were 
strangers in the land of ~~ 

10 Aiid six years thou 
thy land, and gather in the increase 
thereof; u but the seventh year thou 
shalt let it rest and He fallow, that the 
poor of thy people may eat; and what 
they leave the beast of the field shall 
eat. In like manner thou shalt deal 
with thy vineyard, and with thy 
oliveyard. ^Six days thou shalt do 
thy work, but on the seventh day thou 
shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass 
may have rest, and the son of thy 
handmaid, and the stranger, may be 
refreshed. 13 And in all things that I 
have said unto you take ye heed; and 
make no mention of the name of 
other gods, neither let it be heard out 
of thy mouth. 

"Three times thou shalt keep a 
feast unto Me in the year. 15 The 
feast of unleavened bread shalt thou 
keep; seven days thou shalt eat un- 
leavened bread, as I commanded thee, 
at the time appointed in the month 
Abib for in it thou earnest out from 

yypt; and none shall appear before 

!e empty; 16 and the feast of harvest, 
the first-fruits of thy labours, which 
thou sowest in the field; and the 
feast of ingathering, at the end of the 
year, when thou gatherest in thy 
Labours out of the field. 17 Three times 
in the year all thy males shall appear 
Defore the Lord GOD. 

"Thou shalt not pffer the blood of 
My sacrifice with leavened bread; 
neither shall the fat of My feast re- 



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24.8 



main all _ night until the morning. 
19 The choicest first-fruits of thy land 
thou shalt bring into the house of the 
LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe 
a kid in its mother's milk. 

20 Behold, I send an angel before 
thee, to keep thee by the way, and to 
bring thee into the place which I have 
prepared. a Take heed of him, and 
hearken unto his voice; be not re- 
bellious against him; for he will not 
pardon your transgression; for My 
name is in him. ^But if thou shalt in- 
deed hearken unto his voice, and do all 
that I speak ; then I will be an enemy un- 
to thine enemies, and an adversary unto 
thine adversaries. ^For Mine angel 
shall go before thee, and bring thee 
in unto the Amorite, and the Hittite, 
and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, 
the Hivite, and the Jebusite; and 
I will cut them off. ^Thou shalt not 
bow down to then* gods, nor serve 
them, nor do after their doings; but 
thou shalt utterly overthrow them, 
and break in pieces their pillars. 
25 And ye shall serve the LORD your 
God, and He will bless thy bread, and 
thy water; and I will take sickness 
away from the midst of thee. ^None 
shall miscarry, nor be barren, in thy 
land; the number of thy days I will 
fulfil. 27 I will send My terror be- 
fore thee, and will discomfit all the 
people to whom thou shalt come, and 
I will make all thine enemies turn 
their backs unto thee. 28 Ahd I will 
send the hornet before thee, which 
shall drive out the Hivite, the Ca- 
naanite, and the Hittite, from before 
thee. 29 I will not drive them out from 
before thee in one year, lest the land 
become desolate, and the beasts of 
the field multiply against thee. 30 By 
little and little I will drive them out 
from before thee, .until thou be in- 
creased, and inherit the land. 31 And, 



* That is, the Euphrates. 



I will set thy border from the Red 
Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, 
and from the wilderness unto a the 
River; for I will deliver the inhab- 
itants of the land into your hand; and 
thou shalt drive them out before thee. 
^Thou shalt make no covenant with 
them, nor with their gods. ^They 
shall not dwell in thy land lest they 
make thee sin against Me, for thou 
wilt serve their gods for they will 
be a snare unto thee. 

OJ. And unto Moses He said: 'Come 
up unto the LORD, thou, and 
Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and sev- 
enty of the elders of Israel; and wor- 
ship ye afar off; 2 and Moses alone shall 
come near unto the LORD; but they 
shall not come near; neither shall the 
people go up with him.' 3 And Moses 
came and told the people all the words 
of the LORD, and all the ordinances; 
and all the people answered with one 
voice, and said: t All the words which 
the Lord hath spoken will we do/ 
4 And Moses wrote all the words of 
the LORD, and rose up early in the 
morning, and builded an altar under 
the mount, and twelve pillars, accord- 
ing to the twelve tribes of Israel. 
5 And he sent the young men of the 
children of Israel, who offered burnt- 
offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings 
of oxen unto the LORD. 6 And Moses 
took half of the blood, and put it 
in basins; and half of the blood he 
dashed against the altar. 7 And he 
took the book of the covenant, and 
read in the hearing of the people; 
and they said: 'All that the LORD 
hath spoken will we do, and obey.' 
8 And Moses took the blood, and 
sprinkled it on the people, and said: 
' Behold the blood of the covenant, 
which the LORD hath made with you 
in agreement with all these words/ 



24.9 



EXODUS 



went up Moses, and Aaron, 
Xndab, and Abihu, and seventy of 
the elders of Israel; 10 and they saw 



and silver, and brass; 4 and blue, and 
purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and 
goats' hair; 6 and rams' skins dyed 



the God of Israel; and there was under red, and sealskins, and acacia-wood; 
His feet the like of a paved work of j ^oil for the light, spices for the an- 
sapphire stone, and the like of the i ointing oil, and for the sweet in- 



very heaven for clearness. "And 
upon the nobles of the children, of 
Israel He laid not His hand; and they 
beheld God, and did eat and drink. 

the LORD said unto Moses 



'Come up to Me into the mount, and 
be there; and I will give thee the tables 
of stone, and the Taw and the com* 
mandment, which I have written, that 
thou mayest teach them.' ^And 
Moses rose up/ and Joshua his minis- 
ter; and Moses went up into the 
mount of God. 14 And unto the elders 
he said: Tarry ye here for us, until 
we come back unto you; and, behold, 
Aaron and Hur are with you; whoso- 
ever hath a cause, let him come near 
unto them/ 15 And Moses went up 
into the mount, and the cloud covered 
the mount. 16 And the glory of the 
LORD 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. 17 And 
the appearance of the glory of the 
LORD was like devouring fire on the 
top of the mount in the eyes of the 
children of Israel. 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. 

mmn 

O J And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
^^ saying: 2 ' Speak unto the chil- 
dren of Israel, that they take for Me 
an offering; of every man whose 
heart maketh him willing ye shall take 
My offering. 3 And this is the offer- 
lag which ye shall take of them: gold, 



cense; 7 onyx stones, and stones to be 
set, for the ephod, and for the breast- 
plate. 8 And let them make Me a 
sanctuary, that I may dwell among 
them. 9 According to all that I show 
thee, the pattern of the tabernacle, 
and the pattern of all the furniture 
thereof, even so shall ye make it. 

10 And they shall make an ark of 
acacia-wood: two cubits and a half 
shall be the length thereof, and a 
cubit and a half the breadth thereof, 
and a cubit and a half the height 
thereof. u And thou shalt overlay it 
with pure gold, within and without 
shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make 
upon it a crown of gold round about. 
12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold 
for it, and put them in the four feet 
thereof; and two rings shall be on the 
one side of it, and two rings on the 
other side of it. w And thou shalt 
make staves of acacia-wood, and over- 
lay them with gold. 14 And thou shalt 
put the staves into the rings on the 
sides of the ark, wherewith to bear 
the ark. 16 The staves shall be in the 
rings of the ark; they shall not be 
taken, from it. 16 And thou shalt put 
into the ark the testimony which 
I shall give thee. 17 And thou shalt 
make an ark-cover of pure gold: 
two cubits and a half shall be the 
length thereof, and a cubit and a half 
the breadth thereof. 18 And thou 
shalt make two cherubim of gold; of 
beaten work shalt thou make them, 
at the two ends of the ark-cover. 
19 And make one cherub at the one 
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ye make the cherubim of the two ends 
thereof. 20 And the cherubim shall 
spread out their wings on high, screen- 
ing the ark-cover with their wings, 
with their faces one to another; to- 
ward the ark-cover shall the faces of 
the cherubim be. 21 And thou shalt 
put the ark-cover above upon the ark; 
and in the ark thou shalt put the testi- 
mony th'at I shall give thee. ^And 
there I will meet with thee, and I will 
speak with thee from above the ark- 
cover, from between the two cherubim 
which are upon the ark of the testi- 
mony, of all things which I will give 
thee in commandment unto the chil- 
dren of Israel. 

^And thou shalt make a table of 
acacia-wood: two cubits shall be the 
length thereof, and a cubit the breadth 
thereof, and a cubit and a half the 
height thereof. ^And thou shalt over- 
lay it with pure gold, and make there- 
to a crown of gold round about. 
^And thou shalt make unto it a 
border of a handbreadth round about, 
and thou shalt make a golden crown 
to the border thereof round about. 
26 And thou shalt make for it four rings 
of gold, and put the rings in the 
four corners that are on the four feet 
thereof. 27 Close by the border shall 
the rings be, for places for the staves 
to bear the table. 28 And thou shalt 
make the staves of acacia-wood, and 
overlay them with gold, that the 
table may be borne with them. 29 And 
thou shalt make the dishes thereof, 
and the pans thereof, and the jars 
thereof, and the bowls thereof, where- 
with to pour out; of pure gold shalt 
thou make them. 30 And thou shalt 
set upon the table showbread before 



31 And thou shalt make a candle- 
stick 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. ^And there shall be 
six branches going out of the sides 
thereof: three branches of the candle- 
stick out of the one side thereof, and 
three branches of the candlestick out 
of the other side thereof; ^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. M And in the candle- 
stick four cups made like almond- 
blossoms, the knops thereof, and the 
flowers thereof. 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 
brancKes of one piece with it, for 
the six branches going out of the 
candlestick, ^heir knops and their 
branches shall be of one piece with it; 
the whole of it one beaten work of 
pure gold. 37 And thou shalt make the 
lamps thereof, seven; and they shall 
light the lamps thereof, to give light 
over against it. 38 And the tongs 
thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, 
shall be of pure gold. 39 0f a talent of 
pure gold shall it be made, with all 
these vessels. 40 And see that thou 
make them after their pattern, which 
is being shown thee in the mount. 
'26 Moreover thou shalt make the 
tabernacle with ten curtains: 
of fine twined linen, and blue, and 
purple, and scarlet, with cherubim 
the work of the skilful workman shalt 
thou make them, ^he length of each 
curtain, shall be eight and twenty 
cubits, and the breadth of each cur- 
tain four cubits; all the curtains shall 
have one measure. ^Five curtains 
shall be coupled together one to an- 
other; and the other five curtains 



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shall be coupled one to another. 4 And 
thou shalt make loops of blue upon 
the edge of the one curtain that ^ is 
outmost in the first set; and likewise 
shalt thou make in the edge of the 
curtain that is outmost in the second 
set. 6 Fifty loops shalt thou make in 
the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt 
thou make in the edge of the curtain 
that is in the second set; the loops shall 
be opposite one to another. 6 And thou 
shalt make fifty clasps of gold, and 
couple the curtains one to another 
wit$ the clasps, that the tabernacle 
may be one whole. 7 And thou shalt 
make curtains of goats' hair for a 
tent over the tabernacle; eleven cur- 
tains shalt thou make them. 8 The 
length of each curtain shall be thirty 
cubits, and the breadth of each cur- 
tarn four cubits; the eleven curtains 
shall have one measure. 9 And thou 
shalt couple five curtains by them- 
selves, and six curtains by them- 
selves, and shalt double over the sixth 
curtain in the forefront of the tent. 
10 And thou shalt make fifty loops on 
the edge of the one curtain that is 
outmost in the first set, and fifty loops 
upon the edge of the curtain -which is 
outmost in the second set. u And thou 
shalt make fifty clasps of brass, and 
put the clasps into the loops, and 
couple the tent together, that it may 
be one. ^And as for the overhanging 
part that remaineth of the curtains of 
the tent, the half curtain that remain- 
eth over shall hang over the back of 
the tabernacle. ^And the cubit on the 
one side, and the cubit on the other side, 
of that which remaineth over 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. 
14 And thou shalt make a covering for 
the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and 
a covering of sealskins above. 



15 And thou shalt make the boards 
for the tabernacle of acacia-wood, 
standing up. 16 Ten cubits shall be 
the length of a board, and a cubit 
and a half the breadth of each board. 
17 Two tenons shall there be in each 
board, joined one to another; thus 
shalt thou make for all the boards of 
the tabernacle. 18 And thou shalt 
make the boards for the tabernacle, 
twenty boards for the south side 
southward. 19 And thou shalt 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; 
20 and for the second side of the taber- 
nacle, on the north side, twenty 

>ards. 21 And their forty sockets of 
silver: two sockets under one board, 
and two sockets under another board. 
^And for the hinder part of the taber- 
nacle westward thou shalt make six 
boards. ^And two boards shalt thou 
make for the corners of the taber- 
nacle in the hinder part. 24 And they 
shall be double beneath, and in like 
manner they shall be complete unto 
the top thereof unto the first ring; 



thus shall it be for them b< 
they shall be for the two corners! 
26 Thus there shall be eight boards, 
and their sockets of silver, sixteen 
sockets, two sockets under one board, 
and two sockets under another board, 
thou shalt make bars of acacia- 
wood: five for the boards of the one 
side of the tabernacle, 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; 28 and 
the middle bar in the midst of the 
boards, which shall pass through from 
end to end. 29 And thou shalt overlay 
the boards with gold, and make their 
rings of gold for holders for the bars; 



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and thou shalt overlay the bars with 
gold. 80 And thou shalt rear up the 
tabernacle according to the fashion 
Lhereof which hath been shown thee 
in the mount. 

31 And thou shalt 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. ^ ^And thou shalt hang it upon 
four pillars of acacia overlaid with 
gold, their hooks being of gold, upon 
four sockets of silver. ^And thou shalt 
hang up the veil under the clasps, and 
shalt bring in thither within the veil 
the arJk of the testimony; and the veil 
shall divide unto you between the holy 
place and the most holy. ^And thou 
shalt put the ark-cover upon the ark 
of the testimony in the most holy 
place. 35 And thou shalt set the table 
without the veil, and the candlestick 
over against the table on the side of 
the tabernacle toward the south; 
and thou shalt put the table on the 
north side. ^And thou shalt make a 
screen for the door of the Tent, of 
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine 
twined linen, the work of the weaver 
in colours. 37 And thou shalt make for 
the screen five pillars of acacia, and 
overlay them with gold; their hooks 
shall be of gold; and thou shalt cast 
five sockets of brass for them. 

And thou shalt make the altar 
of acacia-wood, five cubits long, 
and five cubits broad; ,the altar shall 
be four-square; and the height thereof 
shall be three cubits^ 2 And thou shalt 
make the horns of it upon the four 
corners thereof; the horns thereof 
shall be of one piece with it; and thou 
shalt overlay it with brass. 3 And thou 
shalt 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 thereof thou shalt make 



of brass. 4 And thou shalt make for 
it a grating of network of brass; and 
upon the net shalt thou make four bra- 
zen rings in the four corners thereof. 
6 And thou shalt put it under the ledge 
round the altar beneath, that the net 
may reach halfway up the altar. 6 And 
thou shalt make staves for the altar, 
staves of acacia-wood, and overlay 
them with brass. 7 And the staves 
thereof shall be put into the rings, 
and the staves shall be upon the two 
sides of the altar, in bearing it. 
8 Hollow with planks shalt thou make 
it; as it hath been shown thee HI the 
mount, so shall they make it. 

9 And thou shalt make the court 
of the tabernacle: for the south side 
southward there shall be hangings for 
the court of fine twined linen a hun- 
dred cubits long for one side. 10 And 
the pillars thereof shall be twenty, and 
their sockets twenty, of brass; the 
hooks of the pillars and their fillets 
shall be of silver. u And likewise for 
the north side in length there shall be 
hangings a hundred cubits long, and 
the pillars thereof twenty, and their 
sockets ^twenty, of brass; the hooks 
of the pillars and their fillets of silver. 
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. ^And the breadth of the 
court on the east side eastward shall be 
fifty cubits. 14 The hangings f6r the 
one side [of the gate] shall be- fifteen 
cubits: their pillars three, and their 
sockets three. 15 And for the other side 
shall be hangings of fifteen cubits: 
their pillars three, and their sockets 
three. 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 weaver 
in colours: their pillars four, and their 
sockets, four. 17 A11 the pillars of the 



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court round about shall be filleted with 
silver; their hooks of silver, and their 
sockets of brass. 18 The length of the 
court shall be a hundred cubits, anc 
the breadth fifty every where, anc 
the height five cubits, of fine twinec 
linen, and their sockets of brass. 19 A1 
the instruments of the tabernacle in 
all the service thereof, and all the pins 
thereof, and all the pins of the court, 
shall be of brass. 

man 

20 Andthou shalt command the chil- 
dren of Israel, that they bring unto 
thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, 
to cause a lamp to burn continually. 
21 In the^tent of meeting, without the 
veil which is before the testimony, 
Aaron and his sons shall set it in order, 
to burn from evening to morning 
before the LORD; it shaft be a statute 
for ever throughout their generations 
on the behalf of the children of Israel 

OQ And bring thou near unto thee 
Aaron thy brother, and his sons 
with him, from among the children 
of Israel, that they may minister unto 
Me in the priest's office, even Aaron, 
Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Itha- 
oaar, Aaron's sons. 2 And thou shalt 
make holy garments for Aaron thy 
Drother, for splendour and for beauty. 
f And thou shalt speak unto all that 
ire wise-hearted, whom I have filled 
;vith the spirit of wisdom, that they 
nake Aaron's garments to sanctify 
aim, that he may minister unto Me in 
;he priest's office. 4 And these are the 
garments which they shall make: a 
>reastplate, and an ephod, and a 
obe, and a tunic of chequer work, a 
nitre, and a girdle; and they shall 
nake holy garments for Aaron, thy 
>rother, and his sons, that he may 
ninister unto Me in the priest's office. 



5 And they shall take the gold, and the 
blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, 
and the fine linen. 

6 And they shall make the ephod 
of gold, of blue, and purple, scarlet, 
and fine twined linen, the work of the 
skilful workman. ^ 7 It shall have two 
shoulder-pieces joined to the two ends 
thereof, that it may be joined together. 
8 And the skilfully woven band, which 
is upon it, wherewith to gird it on, 
shall be like the work thereof and of 
the same piece: of gold, of blue, and 
jmrple, and scarlet, and fine twined 
linen. 9 And thou shalt take two 
onyx stones, and grave on them the 
names of the children of Israel: 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. n With the work of an engraver 
in stone, like the engravings of a 
signet, shalt thou engrave the two 
stones, according to the names of 
the children of Israel; thou shalt make 
them to be inclosed in settings of 
gold. M And thou shalt put the two 
stones upon the shoulder-pieces of the 
ephod, to be stones of memorial for 
the children of Israel; and Aaron shall 
Dear their names before the LORD upon 
two shoulders for a memorial. 
And thou shalt make settings of 
gold; "and two chains of pure gold; of 
plaited thread shalt thou make them, 
>f wreathen work; and thou shalt put 
ihe wreathen chains on the settings. 

"And thou shalt make a breast- 
plate of judgment, the work of the 
skilful workman; like the work of the 
ephod thou shalt make i1j: of gold, 
of blue, and purple, and scarlet and 
ine twined linen, shalt thou make it. 
6 Fourn3quare it shall be and double: 
span shall be the length thereof, and 

span the breadth thereof. 17 And 
thou shalt set in it settings of stones, 



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four rows of stones: a row of carnelian, holy place, for a memorial before the 
topaz, and smaragd shall be the first LORD continually. 30 And thou shalt 
row; 18 and the second row a carbuncle, | put in the breastplate of judgment 
a sapphire, and an emerald; 19 and the! the Urim and the Thummim; and 
third row a jacinth, an agate, and an ' they shall be upon Aaron's heart, 
amethyst; 20 and the fourth row a when he goeth in before the LORD; 



beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper; 
they shall be inclosed in gold in their 
settings. ^And the stones shall be 



and Aaron shall bear the judgment of 
the children of Israel upon his heart 
before the LORD continually. 



according to the names of the children I 31 And thou shalt make the robe of 
of Israel, twelve, according to their | the ephod all of blue. ^And it shall 



names; like the engravings of a signet, 
every one accorolng to his name, 
they shall be for the- twelve tribes. 
^And thou shalt make upon the breast- 
plate plaited chains of wreathen work 
of pure gold. M And thou shalt make 
upon the breastplate two rings of gold, 
and shalt put the two rings on the two 
ends of the breastplate. ^And thou 



^ 

shalt put the two wreathen chains of 
gold on the two rings at the ends of 
the breastplate. ^And the other two 
ends of the two wreathen chains thou 
shalt put on the two settings, and put 
them on the shoulder-pieces of the 
ephod, in the forepart thereof. ^And 
thou shalt make two rings of gold, 
and thou shalt put them upon the two 
ends of the breastplate, upon the 
edge thereof, which is toward the side 
of the ephod inward. 27 And thou shalt 
make two rings of gold, and shalt put 
them on the two shoulder-pieces of 
the ephod underneath, in the forepart 
thereof, close by the coupling thereof, 
above the skilfully woven band of 
the ephod. 28 And they shall bind 
tfye breastplate by the rings thereof un- 
to the rings of the ephod with a thread 
of blue, that it may be upon the 
skilfully woven band of the ephod, and 
that the breastplate be not loosed from 
the ephod. 29 And Aaron shall bear 
the names of the children of Israel 
in the breastplate of judgment upon 



have a hole for the head in the midst 
thereof; 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. M And upon the 
skirts of it thou shalt make pome- 
granates of blue, and of purple, and 
of scarlet, round about the skirts 
thereof; and bells of gold between 
them round about: M a golden bell and 
a pomegranate, a golden bell and a 
pomegranate, upon the skirts of the 
robe round about. ^And it shall be 
upon Aaron to minister; and the sound 
thereof shall be heard when he goeth in 
unto the holy place before the LORD, 
and when he cometh out, that he die not . 
^And thou shalt make a. plate of 
pure gold, and engrave upon it, like the 
engravings of a signet: HOLT TO THE 
LORD. 37 And thou shalt put it on a 
thread of blue, and it shall be upon 
the mitre; upon the forefront of the 
mitre it shall be. ^And it shall be upon 



Aaron's forehead, and Aaron 
bear the iniquity committed in the 
holy things, which the children of 
Israel shall hallow, even in all then* 
holy gifts; and it shall be always upon 
his forehead, that they may be ac- 
cepted before the LORD. 39 And thou 
shalt weave the tunic in chequer work 
of fine linen, and thou shalt make a 
mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt 

__ _ _ A . ^ make a girdle, the work of the weaver 

his heart, when he goeth In unto*the in colours. 40 And for Aaron's sons 

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thou shalt make tunics, and thou 
shalt make for them girdles, and head- 
tires shalt thou make for them, for 
splendour and for beauty. 41 And thou 
shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, 
and upon his sons with him; and 
shalt anoint them, and consecrate 
them, and sanctify them, that they 
may minister unto Me hi the priest's 
office. ^And thou shalt make them 
linen breeches to cover the t flesh of 
their nakedness; from the loins even 
unto the thighs they shall reach. ^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 iniquity, 
and die; it shall be a statute forever 
unto him and unto his seed after him. 

f)Q And this is the thing that thou 
^ shalt do unto them to hallow 
them, to minister unto Me in the 
priest's office: take one young bul- 
lock and two rams without blemish, 
2 and unleavened bread, and cakes 
unleavened mingled with oil, and 
wafers unleavened spread with oil; 
of fine wheaten flour shalt thou make 
them. 3 And thou shalt put them into 
one basket, and bring them in the 
basket, with the bullock and the two 
rams. 4 And Aaron and his sons thou 
shalt bring unto the door of the tent 
of meeting, and shalt wash them with 
water. 5 And thou shalt take the gar- 
ments, and put upon Aaron the tunic, 
and the robe of the ephod, and the 
ephod, and the breastplate, and gird 
him with the skilfully woven band 
of the ephod. 6 And thou shalt set the 
mitre upon his head, and put the holy 
crown upon the mitre. 7 Then shalt 
thou take the anointing oil, and pour 
it upon his head, and anoint him. 
8 And thou shalt bring his sons, and 



put tunics upon them. 9 And thou 
shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron 
and his sons, and bind head-tires on 
them; and they shall have the priest- 
hood by a perpetual statute; and thou 
shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. 
10 And thou shalt bring the bullock 
before the tent of meeting; and Aaron 
and his sons shall lay their hands 
upon the head of the bullock. "And 
thou shalt kill the bullock before the 
LORD, at the door of the tent of meet- 
ing. 12 And thou shalt take of the blood 
of the bullock, and put it upon the 
horns of the altar with thy finger; 
and thou shalt pour out all the re- 
maining blood at the base of the altar. 
13 And thou shalt take all the fat that 
covereth the inwards, and the lobe 
above the liver, and the two kidneys, 
and the fat that is upon them, and 
make them smoke upon the altar. 
14 But the flesh of the bullock, and its 
skin, and its dung, shalt thou burn 
with fire without the camp; it is a 
sin-offering. 16 Thou shalt also take 
the one ram; and Aaron and his sons 
shall lay their hands upon the head 
of the ram. 16 And thou shalt slay the 
ram, and thou shalt take its blood, 
and dash it round about against 
the altar. 17 And thou shalt cut the 
ram into its pieces, and wash its in- 
wards, and its legs, and put them with 
its pieces, and with its head. 18 And 
thou shalt make the whole ram smoke 
upon the altar;. it is a burnt-offering 
unto the LORD; it is a sweet savour, 
an offering made by fire unto the 
LORD. 19 And thou shalt take the other 
ram; and Aaron and his sons shall 
lay their hands upon the head of 
the ram. -Then shalt thou 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 



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of their right hand, and upon the 
great toe of their right foot, and 
dash the blood against the altar round 
about. ^And thou shalt 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 gar- 
ments of his sons with him; and he 
and his garments shall be hallowed, 
and his sons and his sons' garments 
with him. ^Also thou shalt take of 
the ram "the fat, and the fat tail, and 
the fat that covereth the inwards, 
and the lobe 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; ^and one loaf of 
bread, and one cake of oiled bread, 
and one wafer, out of the basket of 
unleavened bread that is before the 
LORD. ^And thou shalt put the whole 
upon the hands of Aaron, and upon 
the hands of his sons; and shalt wave 
them for a wave-offering before the 
LORD. ^And thou shalt take them 
from their hands, and make them 
smoke on the altar upon the burnt- 
offering, for a sweet savour before the 
LORD; it is an offering made by fire 
unto the LORD. ?6 And thou shalt take 
the breast of Aaron's ram of con- 
secration, and wave it for a wave- 
offering before the LORD; and it shall 
be thy portion. 27 And thou shalt sanc- 
tify 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 Aaron's, and of that 
which is his sons'. ^And it shall be 
for Aaron and his sons as a due for 
ever from the children of Israel; for 
it is a heave-offering; and it shall be a 
heave-offering from the children of 



' unto the LORD. 29 And the holy gar- 
ments of Aaron shall be for his sons 
after him, to be anointed in them, and 
to be consecrated in them. 30 Seven 
days shall the son that is priest in his 
stead put them on, even he who 
cometh into the tent of meeting to 
minister in the holy place. 31 And 
thou shalt take the ram of conse- 
cration, and seethe its flesh in a holy 
place. ^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. ^And they shall eat 
those things wherewith atonement was 
made, to consecrate and to sanctify 
them; but a stranger shall not eat 
thereof, because they are holy. 34 And 
if aught of the flesh of the consecra- 
tion, or of the bread, remain unto the 
morning, then thou shalt burn the 
remainder with fire; it shall not be 
eaten, because it is holy. 36 And thus 
shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his 
sons, according to all that I have com- 
manded thee; seven days shalt thou 
consecrate them. ^And every day 
shalt thou offer the bullock of sin- 
offering, beside the other offerings of 
atonement; and thou shalt do the 
purification upon the altar when thou 
makest atonement for it; and thou 
shalt anoint it, to sanctify it. 37 Seven 
days thou shalt make atonement for 
the altar, and sanctify it; thus shall 
the altar be most holy; whatsoever 
toucheth the altar shall be holy. 

38 Now this is that which thou shalt 
offer upon the altar: two lambs of the 
first year day by day continually. 
39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in 
the morning; and the other lamb thou 
shalt offer at dusk. 40 And with the 
one lamb a tenth part of an ephah of 
fine flour mingled with the fourth part 



Israel of their sacrifices of peace- of a hin of beaten oil; and the fourth 
offerings, even their heave-offering i part of a hin of wine for a drink- 

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offering. 4l And the other lamb thou 
shalt offer at dusk, and shaft do thereto 
according to the meal-offering of the 
morning, and according to the drink- 
offering thereof, for a sweet savour, 
an offering made by fire unto the 
LORD. ^It shall be a continual burnt- 
offering tliroughout your generations 
at the door of the tent of meeting be- 
fore the LORD, where I will meet with 
you, to speak there unto thoe. ^And 
there I will meet with the children of 
Israel; and [the Tent] shall be sancti- 
fied by My glory. 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 of- 
fice. 45 And I will dwell among the 
children of Israel, and will be their 
God. ^And they shall know that I am 
the LORD their God, that brought them 
forth out of the land of Egypt, that 
I may dwell among them. I am the 
LORD their God. 

Q A And thou shalt make an altar 
^^ to burn incense upon; of acacia- 
wood shalt thou make it. 2 A cubit 
shall be the length thereof, and a 
cubit the breadth thereof; four-square 
shall it be; and two cubits shall be 
the height thereof; the horns thereof 
shall be of one piece with it. 3 And 
thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, 
the top thereof, and the sides thereof 
round about, and the horns thereof; 
and thou shalt make unto it a crown 
of gold round about. 4 And two gold- 
en rings shalt thou make for it under 
tlie crown thereof, upon the two 
ribs thereof, upon the two sides of it 
shalt thou make them; and they shall 
be for places for staves wherewith to 
bear it. 6 And thou shalt make the 
staves of acacia-wood, and overlay 
them with gold. 6 And thou shalt put 
it before the veil that is by the ark 
of the testimony, before the ark-, 



| cover that is over the testimony, where 
II will meet with thee. 7 And Aaron 
shall burn thereon incense of sweet 
spices; every morning, when he dress- 
eth the lamps, he shall burn it. 
8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps 
at dusk, he shall burn it, a perpetual 
incense before the LORD throughout 
your generations. 9 Ye shall offer no 
strange incense thereon, nor burnt- 
offering, nor meal-offering; and ye 
shall pour no drink-offering thereon. 
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 through- 
out your generations; it is most holy 
unto the LORD.' 



11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: ^'When thou takest the sum 
of the children of Israel, according 
to their number, then shall they give 
every man a ransom for his soul 
unto the LORD, when thou numberest 
them; that there be no plague among 
them, when thou numberest them. 
13 This they shall give, every one that 
passeth among them that are num- 
bered, half a shekel after the shekel of 
the sanctuary the shekel is twenty 
gerahs half a shekel for an offering 
to the LORD. "Every one that pass- 
eth among them that are numbered, 
from twenty years old and upward, 
shall give the offering of the LORD. 
15 The rich shall not give more, and 
the poor shall not give less, than the 
half shekel, when they give the of- 
fering of the LORD, to make atone- 
ment for your souls. 16 And thou shalt 
take the atonement money from the 
children of Israel, and shalt appoint 
it for the service of the tent of meet- 
ing, that it may be a memorial for the 



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children of Israel before the LORD, to 
make atonement for your souls/ 

17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 18 'Thou shalt also make a 
laver of brass, and the base thereof 
of brass, whereat to wash; and thou 
shalt put it between the tent of meet- 
ing and the altar, and thou shalt put 
water therein. 19 And Aaron and his 
sons shall wash their hands and their 
feet thereat; 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 cause an offering made by fire to 
smoke unto the LORD; 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. 7 

^Moreover the LORD spoke unto 
Moses, saying: ^'Take thou^also unto 
thee the chief spices, of flowing myrrh 
five hundred shekels, and of sweet 
cinnamon half so much, even two 
hundred and fifty, and of sweet cala- 
mus two hundred and fifty, M and of 
cassia five hundred, after the shekel 
of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a 
hin. ^And thou shalt make it a holy 
anointing oil, a perfume compounded 
after the art of the perfumer; it shall 
be a holy anointing oil. ^And thou 
shalt anoint therewith the tent of 
meeting, and the ark of the testimony, 
27 and the table and all ^ the vessels 
thereof, and the candlestick and the 
vessels thereof, and the altar of in- 
cense, 28 and the altar of burnt-offering 
with all the vessels thereof, and the 
laver and the base thereof. 29 And thou 
shalt sanctify them, that they may be 
most holy; whatsoever toucheth them 
shall be holy. 30 And thou shalt anoint 
Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them, 
that they may minister unto Me in the 
priest's office. 31 And thou shalt speak 



unto the children of Israel, saying: 
This shall be a holy anointing oil 
unto Me throughout your generations. 
^Upon the flesh of man shall it not 
be poured, neither shall ye make any 
like it, according to the composition 
thereof; it is holy, and it shall be holy 
unto you. ^Whosoever compoundeth 
any like it, or whosoever putteth 
any of it upon a stranger, he shall be 
cut off from his people/ 

^And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, 
and onycha, and galbanum; sweet 
spices with pure frankincense; of 
each shall there be a like weight. 
^And thou shalt make of it incense, a 
perfume after the art of the perfumer, 
seasoned with salt, pure and holy. 
^And thou shalt beat some of it very 
small, and put of it before the testi- 
mony in the tent of meeting, where I 
will meet with thee; it shall be unto 
you most holy. 37 And the incense 
which thou shalt make, according to 
the composition thereof ye shall not 
make for yourselves; it shall be unto 
thee holy for the LORD. ^Whosoever 
shall make like unto that, to smell 
thereof, he shall be cut off from his 
people. 7 

Q~l And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
^ x saying: 2f See, I have called by 
name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son 
of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; 3 and 
I have filled him, with' the spirit of 
God, in wisdom, and in understand- 
ing, and in knowledge, and in all 
manner of workmanship, *to devise 
skilful works, to work in gold, and in 
silver, and in brass, %nd in cutting of 
stones for setting, and in carving of 
wood, to work in all manner of work- 
manship. 6 And I, behold, I have 
appointed with him OhoHab, the son 
of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; 
and in the hearts of all that are wise- 



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hearted I have put wisdom, that they 
may make all that I have commanded 
thee: 7 the tent of meeting, and the 
ark of the testimony, and the ark- 
cover that is thereupon, and all the 
furniture of the Tent; 8 and the table 
and its vessels, and the pure candle- 
stick with all its vessels, and the altar 
of incense; 9 and the altar of burnt- 
offering with all its vessels, and the 
laver and its base; 10 and the plaited 
garments, and the holy garments for 
Aaron the priest, and the garments of 
his sons, to minister in the priest's 
office; u and the anointing oil, and the 
incense of sweet spices for the holy 
place; according TO all that I have 
commanded thee shall they do.' 

12 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 13i Speak thou also unto the 
children of Israel, saying: Verily ye 
shall keep My sabbaths, for it is a sign 
between Me and you throughout your 
generations, that ye may know that 
I am the LORD who sanctify you. 
14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore, 
for it is holy unto you; every one that 
profaneth it shall surely be put to 
death; for whosoever doeth any work 
therein, that soul shall be cut off from 
among his people. 16 Six days shall 
work be done; but on the seventh day 
is a sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the 
LORD; whosoever doeth any work in 
the sabbath day, he shall surely be put 
to death. 16 Wherefore the children 
of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to 
observe the sabbath throughout their 
generations, for a perpetual covenant. 
17 It is a sign between Me and the 
children of Israel for ever; for in six 
days the LORD made heaven and 
earth, and on the seventh day He 
ceased from work and rested/ 

18 And He gave unto Moses, when He 
had made an end of speaking with 
him upon mount Sinai, the two tables . 



of the testimony, tables of stone, 
written with the finger of God. 
OO 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 a god 
who 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.' 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.' 
3 And all the people broke off the golden 
rings which were in their ears, and 
brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he 
received it at their hand, and fashioned 
it with a graving tool, and made it a 
molten calf; and they said: 'This is 
thy god, O Israel, which brought thee 
up out of the land of Egypt.' 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 the LORD.' 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 make merry. 

7 And the LORD spoke unto Moses: 
'Go, get thee down; for thy people, 
that thou broughtest up out of the 
land of Egypt, have dealt corruptly; 
*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: This is 
thy god, Israel, which brought thee 
up out of the land of Egypt.' 9 And 
the LORD said unto Moses: 'I have 
seen this people, and, behold, it is a 
stiffnecked people. 10 Now therefore 
iet Me alone, that My wrath may wax 



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hot against them, and that I may 
consume them; and I will make of 
thee a great nation.' u And Moses 
besought the LORD his God, and said: 
'LORD, why doth Thy wrath wax hot 
against Thy people, that Thou hast 
brought forth out of the land of Egypt 
with great power and with a mighty 
hand? ^Wherefore should the Egyp- 
tians 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 
Thy fierce wrath, and repent of this 
evil against Thy people. "Remember 
Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Thy serv- 
ants, to whom Thou didst swear by 
Thine own self, and saidst 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.' 
14 And the LORD repented of the evil 
which He said He would do unto His 
people. 

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. 16 And the tables were 
the work of God, and the writing was 
the writing of God, graven upon the 
tables. 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/ 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/ 19 And it came tQ pass, as soon 
as he came nigh 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 broke 
them beneath the mount. 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. 21 And Moses said unto Aaron: 
'What did this people unto thee, that 
thou hast brought a great sin upon 
them?' ^And Aaron said: 'Let not 
the anger of my lord wax hot; thou 
knowest the people, that they are 
set on evil. ^So they said unto me: 
Make us a god, 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. ^And I said unto them: 
Whosoever hath 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.' 25 And when Moses 
saw that the people were broken 
loose f or Aaron had let them loose 
for a derision among their enemies 
26 then Moses stood in the gate of the 
camp, and said: 'Whoso is on the 
LORD'S side, let him come^unto me.' 
And all the sons of Levi gathered 
themselves together unto him. 27 And 
he said unto them: 'Thus saith the 
LORD, the God of Israel: Put ye 
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 neigh- 
bour.' 28 And the sons of Levi did 
according to the word of Moses; and 
there f eU of the people that day about 
three thousand men. 29 And Moses 
said* 'Consecrate yourselves to-day 
to the LORD, for every man hath been 
against his son and against his 
brother; that He may also bestow upon 
you a blessing this day/ 80 An<i it 
came to pass on the morrow, that 
Moses said unto the people: 'Ye have 
sinned a great sin; and now I will go 



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up unto the LORD, peradventure 1 
shall make atonement for your sin/ 
w And Moses returned unto the LORD, 
and said: 'Oh, this people have 
sinned a great sin, and have made 
them a god of gold. ^Yet now, if 
Thou wilt forgive their sin ; and if 
not, blot me, I pray Thee, out of Thy 
book which Thou hast written/ 
^And the LORD said unto^ Moses: 
'Whosoever hath sinned against Me, 
him will I blot out of My book. 
w And now go, lead the people unto 
the place of which I have spoken unto 
thee; behold, Mine angel shall go 
before thee; nevertheless in the day 
when I visit, I will visit their sin 
upon them/ ^And the LORD smote 
the people, because they made the 
calf, which Aaron made. 

O And the LORD spoke unto Moses : 
uo 'Depart., jgo up hence, thou and 
the people that thou hast brought 
up out of the land of Egypt, unto 
the land of which I swore unto Abra- 
ham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, say- 
ing: Unto thy seed will I give it 2 and 

1 will send an angel before thee; and 
I will drive out the Canaanite, the 
Amorite, and the Hittite, and the 
Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebu- 
site 3 unto a land flowing with milk 
and honey; for I will not go up in the 
midst of thee; for thou art a stiff- 
necked people; lest I consume thee in 
the way/ 4 A J1 d when the people 
heard these evil tidings, they mourned; 
and no man did put on him. his orna- 
ments. 6 And the LORD said unto 
Moses: 'Say unto the children of 
Israel: Ye are a stiff necked people; 
if I go up into the midst of thee for 
one moment, I shall consume thee; 
therefore now put off thy ornaments 
from thee, that I may know what to 
do unto thee/ 6 And the children 
of Israel stripped themselves of their 



ornaments from mount Horeb on- 
ward. 

7 Now Moses used to take the tent 
and to pitch it without 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 
the LORD went out unto the tent 
of meeting, which was without the 
camp. 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. 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 [the LORD] spoke 
with Moses. 10 And when all the 
people saw the pillar of cloud stand 
at the door of the Tent, all the people 
rose up and worshipped, every man 
at his tent door. u And the LORD 
spoke unto Moses face to face, as a 
man speaketh unto his friend. And 
be would return into the camp; but 
his minister Joshua, the son of Nun, a 

oung man, departed not out of the 

'ent. 

^And Moses said unto the LORD: 
'See, Thou sayest unto me: Bring 
up this people; and Thou hast not let 
me know whom Thou wilt send with 
me. Yet Thou hast said: I know 
ihee by name, and thou hast also 
found grace in My sight. w Now 
therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found 
grace in Thy sight, show me now Thy 
ways, that I may know Thee, to the 
end that I may find grace in Thy sight; 
and consider that this nation is Thy 
people/ ^AndHesaid: 'My presence 
shall go with thee, and I will give thee 
rest/ 15 And he said unto Him: 'If 
Thy presence go not with me, carry 
us not up hence. 16 For wherein now 
shall it be known that I have found 



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grace in Thy sight, I and Thy people? 
is it not in that Thou goest with us, so 
that we are distinguished, I and Thy 
people, from all the people that are 
upon the face of the earth?' 

17 And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'I will do this thing also that thou 
hast poken, for thou hast found grace 
in My sight, and I know thee by name.' 
18 And he said: 'Show me, I pray 
Thee, Thy glory.' 19 And He said: 
f l will make all My goodness pass 
before thee, and will proclaim the 
name of the LORD before thee; and 
I will be gracious to whom I will be 
gracious, and will show mercy on 
whom I will show mercy. 7 20 And He 
said: 'Thou canst not see My face, 
for man shall not see Me and live.' 
21 And the LORD said: 'Behold, there 
is a place by Me, and thou shalt 
stand upon the rock. ^And it shall 
come to pass, while My glory passeth 
by, that I will put thee in a cleft of 
the rock, and will cover thee with My 
hand until I have passed by. ^And 
I will take away My hand, and thou 
shalt see My back; but My face shall 
not be seen.' 

O A And the LORD said unto Moses: 
^ * 'Hew thee two tables of stone, 
like unto the first; and I will write 
upon the tables the words that were on 
the first tables, which thou didst break. 
2 And be ready by the morning, and 
come up hi the morning unto mount 
Sinai, and present thyself there to 
Me on the top of the mount. 3 And 
no man shall come up with thee, 
neither let any man be seen through- 
out all the mount- neither let the 
flocks nor herds feed before that 
mount/ 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 the LORD 
had commanded Mm, and took in his 



hand two tables of stone. 5 And the 
LORD descended in the cloud, and 
stood with him there, and proclaimed 
the name of the LORD. 6 And the 
LORD passed by before him, and pro- 
claimed: 'The LORD, the LORD, God, 
merciful and gracious, long-suffering, 
and abundant in goodness and truth; 
7 keeping mercy unto the thousandth 
generation, forgiving iniquity and 
transgression and sin; and that will 
by no means clear the guilty; visiting 
the iniquity of the fathers upon the 
children, and upon the children's 
children, unto the third and unto the 
fourth generation.' 8 And Moses made 
haste, and bowed his head toward the 
earth, and worshipped. 9 And he 
said: 'If now I have found grace in 
Thy sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I 
pray Thee, go in the midst of us; for 
it is a stifjnecked people; and pardon 
our iniquity and our sin, and take 
us for Thine inheritance.' 10 And He 
said: 'Behold, I make a covenant; 
before all thy 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 thou art 
shall see the work of the LORD 
that I am about to do with thee, 
that it is tremendous. u Observe thou 
that which I am commanding thee 
this day; behold, I am driving out 
before thee the Amqrite, and the 
Canaanite, and the EGttite, and the 
Perizzite, and the Hivrte, and the 
Jebusite. ^Take heed to thyself, 
lest thou make a covenant with the 
inhabitants of the land whither thou 
goest, lest they be for a snare in the 
midst of thee. 13 But ye shall break 
down their altars, and dash in pieces 
their pillars, and ye shall cut dowr 
their Asherim. 14 For thou shalt bo^v 
down to no other god; for the LORD, 
whose name is Jealous, is a jealous 



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God; xa iest them make a covenant 
with the inhabitants of the land, 
and they go astray after their gods, 
and do sacrifice unto their gods, and 
they call thee, and thou eat of their 
.sacrifice; "and thou take of their 
daughters unto thy sons, and their 
slaughters go astray after their gods, 
and make thy sons go astray after 
their gods. 17 Thou shalt make thee 
no molten gods. 18 The feast of un- 
leavened bread shalt thou keep. 
Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened 
bread, as I commanded thee, at the 
time appointed in the month Abib, 
for hi the month Abib thou earnest 
out from Egypt. 19 AH that openeth 
the womb is Mine; and of all thy cattle 
thou shalt sanctify the males, the 
firstlings of ox and sheep. ^And the 
firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem 
with a lamb; and if thou wilt not 
redeem it, then thou shalt break its 
neck. All the l!rst-born of thy sons 
thou shalt redeem. And none shall 
appear before Me empty. 21 Six days 
thou shalt work, button the seventh 
day thou shalt rest; in plowing time 
and hi harvest thou shalt rest. 
^And thou shalt observe the feast of 
weeks, even of the first-fruits of wheat 
harvest, and the feast of ingathering 
at the turn of the year. ^Three tunes 
in the year shall all thy males appear 
before the Lord GOD, the God of 
Israel. ^For I will cast out nations 
before thee, and enlarge thy borders; 
neither shall any man covet thy land, 
when thou goest up to appear before 
the LORD thy God three times in the 
year, ^hou shalt 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. ^The choicest first-fruits of 
thy land thou shalt bring unto tfre 
house of the LORD thy God. Thou 



1 shalfc not seethe a kid in its mother's 
milk.' 

27 And the Lord said unto Moses: 
'Write thou these words, for after the 
tenor of these words I have made a 
covenant with thee and with Israel.' 
^And he was there with the Lord 
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 words. 
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 sent forth 
a beams while He talked with him. 
30 And when Aaron and all the children 
of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin 
of his face sent forth beams; and they 
were afraid to come nigh him. 31 And 
Moses called unto them; and Aaron 
and all the rulers of the congregation 
returned unto him; and Moses spoke 
to them. ^And afterward all the 
children of Israel came nigh, and he 
gave them in commandment all that 
the Lord had spoken with him in 
mount Sinai. ^And when Moses had 
done speaking with them, he put a 
veil on his face. ^But when Moses 
went in before the Lord that He 
might 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 com- 
manded. ^And the children of Israel 
saw the face of Moses, that the skin 
of Moses' face sent forth beams; and 
Moses put the veil back upon his 
face, until he went in to speak with 
Him. 



And Moses assembled all the 
congregation of the children of 
Israel, and said unto them: 'These 



* Heb. horns. 
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35.20 



are the words which the LORD hath 
commanded, that ye should do them. 
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 the LORD; whosoever doeth any 
work therein shall be put to death. 
3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout 
your habitations upon the sabbath 
day.' . 

4 And Moses spoke unto all the con- 
gregation of the children of Israel, 
saying: 'This is the thing which the 
LORD commanded, saying: ^ake 
ye from among you an offering unto 
the LORD, whosoever is of a willing 
heart, let him bring it, the LORD'S 
offering: gold, and silver, and brass; 
6 and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and 
fine linen, and goats' hair; 7 and ranis' 
skins dyed red, and sealskins, and 
acacia-wood; *and oil for the light, 
and spices for the anointing oil, and 
for the sweet incense; 9 and onyx 
stones, and stones to be set, for the 
ephod, and for the breastplate. 10 And 
let every wise-hearted man among 
you come, and make all that the 
LORD hath commanded: ^-the taber- 
nacle, its tent, and its covering, its 
clasps, and its boards, its bars, its 
pillars, and its sockets; w the ark, and 
the staves thereof, the ark-cover, 
and the veil of the screen; 13 the table, 
and its staves, and all its vessels, and 
the showbread; 14 the candlestick also 
for the light, and its vessels, and its 
lamps, and the oil for the light; "and 
the altar of incense, and its staves, and 
the anointing oil, and the sweet in- 
cense, and the screen for the door, at 
the door of the tabernacle; 16 the altar 
of burnt-offering, with its grating of 
brass, its staves, and all its vessels, 
the laver and its base; ir the hangings of 
the court, the pillars thereof, and their 
sockets, and the screen for the gate of 



the court; 18 the pins of the tabernacle, 
and the pins of the court, and their 
cords; a *the plaited garments, for 
ministering in the holy place, ^the 
holy garments for Aaron the priest, 
and the garments of his sons, to min- 
ister in the priest's office.' 

20 And all the congregation of the 
children of Israel departed from the 
presence of Moses. 21 And they came, 
every one whose heart stirred him 
up, and every one whom his spirit 
made willing, and brought the LORD'S 
offering, for the work of the tent of 
meeting, and for all the service there- 
of, and for the holy garments. ^And 
they came, both men and women, as 
many as were willing-hearted, and 
brought nose-rings, and ear-rings, and 
signet-rings, and girdles, all jewels of 
gold; even every man that brought 
an offering of gold unto the LORD. 
^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. 24 Every one that did 
set apart an offering of silver and 
brass brought the LORD'S offering; 
and every man, with whom was found 
acacia-wood for any work of the 
service, brought it. K 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. 26 And all the women whose 
heart stirred them up in wisdom spun 
the goats' hair. 27 And the rulers 
brought the onyx stones, and the 
stones to be set, for the ephod, and 
for the breastplate; 28 and the spice, 
and the oil, for the light, and for 
the anointing oil, and for the sweet 
incense. 29 The children of Israel 
brought a freewill-offering unto the 
LORD; every man and woman, whose 



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heart made them willing to bring for 
all the work, which the LORD had com- 
manded by the hand of Moses to be 
made. 

30 And Moses said unto the children 
of Israel: 'See, the LORD hath called 
by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the 
son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 
And He hath filled him with the 
spirit of God, in wisdom, in under- 
standing, and in knowledge, and in all 
manner of workmanship. ^And to 
devise skilful works, to work in gold, 
and in silver, and in brass, K and in 
cutting of stones for setting, and in 
carving of wood, to work in all man- 
ner of skilful workmanship. M And 
He hath put in his heart that he may 
teach, both he, and Oholiab, the son 
of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. 
^Them hath He filled with wisdom of 
heart, to work all manner of workman- 
ship, of the craftsman, and of the 
skilful workman, and of the weaver in 
colours, 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 
O/^ skilful works. x And Bezalel and 
Oholiab shall work, and every 
wise-hearted man, in whom the LORD 
hath put wisdom and understanding 
to know how to work all the work for 
the service of the sanctuary, according 
to all that the LORD hath commanded.' 

2 And Moses called Bezalel and 
Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man, 
in whose heart the LORD had put 
wisdom, even every one whose heart 
stirred him up to come unto the work 
to do it. lAnd 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. 4 And all the wise men, that 



wrought all the work of the sanctuary, 
came every man from his work which 
they wrought. 5 And they spoke unto 
Moses, saying: 'The people bring 
much more than enough for the 
service of the work, which the LORE 
commanded to make.' 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. 
7 For the stuff they had was sufficient 
for all the work to make it, and too 
much. 

8 And every wise-hearted man 
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 made he 
them. ^The length of each curtain 
was eight and twenty cubits, and the 
breadth of each curtain four cubits; 
all the curtains had one measure. 
10 And he coupled five curtains one to 
another; and the other five curtains 
he coupled one to another. 13 And he 
made loops of blue upon the edge 
of the one curtain that was outmost 
in the first set; likewise he made in the 
edge of the curtain that was outmost 
in the second set. ^Fifty loops made 
he in the one curtain, and fifty loops 
made he in the edge of i\e curtain 
that was in the second set; the loops 
were opposite one to another. 13 And 
he made fifty clasps of gold, and 
coupled the curtains one to another 
with the clasps; so the tabernacle was 
one. 

14 And he made curtains of goats' 
hair for a tent over the tabernacle; 
eleven curtains he made them. 16 The 
length of each curtain was thirty 
cubits, and four cubits the breadth of 



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377 



each curtain; the eleven curtains had 
one measure. 16 And he coupled five 
curtains by themselves, and six cur- 
tains by themselves. 17 And he made 
fifty loops on the edge of the curtain 
that was outmost in the first set, and 
fifty loops made he upon the edge of 
the curtain, which was outmost in the 
second set* 18 And he made fifty clasps 
of brass to couple the tent together, 
that it might be one. 19 And he made a 
covering for the tent ^ of rams' skins 
dyed red, and a covering of sealskins 
above. 

20 And he made the boards for the 
tabernacle of acacia-wood, standing 
up. 21 Ten cubits was the length of a 
board, and a cubit and a half the 
breadth of each board. ^Each board 
had two tenons, joined one to another. 
Thus did he make for all the boards of 
the tabernacle. ^And he made the 
boards for the tabernacle; twenty 
boards for the south side southward. 
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. K And for the sec- 
ond side of the tabernacle, on the north 
side, he made twenty boards, ^and 
their forty sockets of silver: two sock- 
ets under one board, and two sockets 
under another board. 27 And for the 
hinder part of the tabernacle west- 
ward he made six boards. 38 And two 
boards made he for the corners of the 
tabernacle hi the hinder part; 29 that 
they might be double beneath, and in 
like manner they should be complete 
unto the top thereof unto the first 
ring. Thus he did to both of them in 
the two corners. 30 And there were 
eight boards, and their sockets of 
silver, sixteen sockets: under every 
board two sockets. 31 And he made, 
bars of acacia-wood : five for the boards ! 



of the one side of the tabernacle, 
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. ^And 
he made the middle bar to pass 
through in the midst of the boards 
from the one end to the other. M And 
he overlaid the boards with gold, and 
made their rings of gold for holders 
for the bars, and overlaid the bars 
with gold. 

^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. 
^And he made thereunto four pillars 
of acacia, and overlaid them with 
gold, their hooks being of gold; and 
he cast for them four sockets of silver. 
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 weaver in colours; 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. 

QiT 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. 2 And 
he overlaid it with pure gold within 
and without, and made a crown of 
gold to it round about. 3 And he cast 
for it four rings of gold, in the four 
feet thereof: even two rings on the one 
side of it, and two rings on the other 
side of it. 4 And he made staves ^ of 
acacia-wood, and overlaid them with 
gold. 5 And he put the staves into the 
rings on the sides of the ark, to bear 
the ark. 6 And he made an ark-cover 
of pure gold: two cubits and a half 
was the length thereof, and a cubit and 
a half the breadth thereof. 7 And 



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he made two cherubim of gold of 
beaten work made he them, at the 
two ends of the ark-covet: 8 one cherub 
at the one end, and one cherub at 
the other end; of one piece with the 
ark-cover made he tho cherubim at 
the two ends thereof. 9 And the cheru- 
bim spread out their wings on high, 
screening the ark-cover with their 
wings, with their faces one to another; 
toward the ark-cover were the faces 
of the cherubim. 

10 And he made the table of acacia- 
wood: two cubits was the length there- 
of, and a cubit the breadth thereof, 
and a cubit and a half the height 
thereof. "And he overlaid it with 
pure gold, and made thereto a crown 
of gold round about. ^And he made 
unto it a border of a handbreadth 
ruund about, and made a golden crown 
to the border thereof round about. 
^And he cast for it four rings of gold, 
and put the rings in the four corners 
that were on the four feet thereof. 
14 Close by the border were the rings, 
the holders for the staves to bear the 
table. 15 And he made the staves of 
acacia-wood, and overlaid them with 
gold, to bear the table. 16 And he made 
the vessels which were upon the 
table, the dishes thereof, and the pans 
thereof, and the bowls thereof, and 
the jars thereof, wherewith to pour 
out, of pure gold. 

17 And he made the candlestick of 
pure gold- of beaten work made he the 
candlestick, even its base, and its 
shaft; its cups, its knpps, and its 
flowers, were of one piece with it. 
18 And there were six branches going 
out of the sides thereof: three branches 
of the candlestick out of the one 
side thereof, and three branches of 
the candlestick out of the other side 
thereof; I9 three cups made like 
almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop 



and a flower; and three cups mad 
like almond-blossoms in the othe 
branch, a knop and a flower. S< 
for the six branches going out of th< 
candlestick. 20 And in the candlesticl 
were four cups made like almond 
blossoms, the knops thereof, and th< 
flowers thereof; 21 and a knop unde: 
two branches of one piece with it 
and a knop under two branches of one 
piece with it, and a knop under twc 
branches of one piece with it, for the 
six branches going out of it. ^Theu 
knops and their branches were of one 
piece with it; the whole of it was one 
beaten work of pure gold. 23 And he made 
the lamps thereof, seven, and the tongg 
thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof 
of pure gold. 24 0f a talent of pure 
gold made he it, and all the vessels 
thereof. 

^And he made the altar of incense 
of acacia-wood: a cubit was the length 
thereof, and a cubit the breadth there- 
of, four-square; and two cubits was 
the height thereof; the horns thereof 
were of one piece with it. 26 And he 
overlaid it with pure gold, the top there- 
of, and the sides thereof round about, 
and the horns of it; and he made unto it 
a crown of gold round about. 27 And 
he made for it two golden rings under 
the crown thereof, upon the two ribs 
thereof, upon the two sides of it, for 
holders for staves wherewith to bear 
it. 28 And he made the staves of acacia- 
wood, and overlaid them with gold. 
29 And he made the holy anointing oil, 
and the pure incense of sweet spices, 
after the art of the perfumer. 
Q Q And he made the altar of burnt- 

u offering of acacia-wood: rive 
cubits was the length thereof, and five 
cubits the breadth thereof, four-square, 
and three cubits the height thereof. 
'And he made the horns thereof upon 
the four corners of it; the horns thereof 



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were of one piece with it; and he over- 
laid it with brass. 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 thereof made he of brass. 
4 And he made for the altar a grating 
of network of brass, under the ledge 
round it beneath, reaching halfway up. 
5 And he cast four rings for the four 
ends of the grating of brass, to be 
holders for the staves. 6 And he made 
the staves of acacia-wood, and over- 
laid them with brass. 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. 

8 And he made the laver of brass, 
and the base thereof of brass, of the 
mirrors of the serving women that 
did service at the door of the tent of 
meeting. 

9 And he made the court; for the 
south side southward the hangings 
of the court were of fine twiiied linen, 
a hundred cubits. 10 Their pillars were 
twenty, and their sockets twenty, of 
brass; the hooks of the pillars and their 
fillets were of silver. u And for the 
north side a hundred cubits, their pil- 
lars twenty, and their sockets twenty, 
of brass; the hooks of the pillars and 
their fillets of silver. ^And for the 
west side were hangings of fifty 
cubits, their pillars ten, and their sock- 
ets ten; the hooks of the pillars and 
their fillets of silver. 13 And for the 
east side eastward fifty cubits. 14 The 
hangings for the one side [of the gate] 
were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, 
and their sockets three. 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. 16 A11 
the hangings of the court round about 
were of fine twined linen. 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. 18 And the screen for the gate 
of the court was the work of the 
weaver in colours, 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. 19 And their pillars were four, 
and their sockets four, of brass; 
their hooks of silver, and the over- 
laying of their capitals and their 
fillets of silver. 20 And all the pins of 
the tabernacle, and of the court round 
about, were of brass. 



^These are the accounts of the 
tabernacle, even the tabernacle of the 
testimony, as they were rendered ac- 
cording to the commandment of Moses, 
through the service of the Levites, by 
the hand of Ithamar, the son of 
Aaron the priest. ^And Bezalel the 
son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe 
of Judah, made all that the LORD 
commanded Moses. ^And with him 
was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, 
of the tribe of Dan, a craftsman, and 
a skilful workman, and a weaver in 
colours, in blue, and in purple, and 
in scarlet, and fine linen 24 AH 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. ^And the silver of them 
that were numbered of the congrega- 
tion was a hundred talents, and a 
thousand seven hundred and three- 
score and fifteen shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary: *& beka a 



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head, that is, half a shekel, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary, for every one 
that passed over to them that are 
numbered, from twenty years old and 
upward, for six hundred thousand 
and three thousand and five hundred 
and fifty men. 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. 28 And of the thousand seven 
hundred seventy and five shekels he 
made hooks for the pillars, and over- 
laid their capitaK and made fillets 
for them. 29 And the brass of the offer- 
ing was seventy talents, and two thou- 
sand and four hundred shekels. 30 And 
therewith he made the sockets to 
the door of the tent of meeting, and 
the brazen altar, and the brazen grat- 
ing for it, and all the vessels of the 
altar, 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. 

'.> O And of the blue, and purple, and 
scarlet, they made plaited gar- 
ments, for ministering in the holy 
place, and made the holy garments 
for Aaron, as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

2 And he made the ephod of gold, 
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and 
fine twined linen. 3 And they did beat 
the gold into thin plates, and cut it 
into threads, 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. 4 They made 
shoulder-pieces for it, joined together; 
at the two ends was it joined together. 
6 And the skilfully woven band, that was 
upon it, wherewith to gird it on, was 
of the same piece and like the work 
thereof: of gold, of blue, and purple, 



and scarlet, and fine twined linen, as 
the LORD commanded Moses. 

6 And they wrought the onyx stones, 
inclosed in settings of gold, graven 
with the engravings of a signet, ac- 
cording to the names of the children 
of Israel. ^ 7 And he put them on the 
shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be 
stones of memorial for the children of 
Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses. 

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. 9 It was four-square; they made 
the breastplate double: a span was 
the length thereof, and a span the 
breadth thereof, being double. 10 And 
they set in it four rows of stones: 
a row of carnelian, topaz, and smaragd 
was the first row. "And the second 
row, a carbuncle, a sapphire, and an 
emerald. 12 And the third row, a ja- 
cinth, an agate, and an amethyst., 
13 And the fourth row, a beryl, an 
onyx, and a jasper; they were inclosed 
in fittings of gold in their settings. 
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, 15 And they made upon the 
breastplate plaited chains, of wreathen 
work of pure gold. 16 And they made 
two settings of gold, and two gold 
rings; and put the two rings on the 
two ends of the breastplate. 17 And 
they put the two wreathen chains of 
gold on the two rings at the ends 
of the breastplate. 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 thereof. 19 And 
they made two rings of gold, and put 
them upon the two ends of the breast- 



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plate, upon the edge thereof, which 
was toward the side of the ephod 
inward. 20 And they made two rings 
of gold, and put them on the two 
shoulder-pieces of the ephod under- 
neath, in the forepart thereof, close 
by the coupling thereof, above the 
skilfully woven band of the ephod. 
2l And they did bind the breastplate 
by the rings thereof unto the rings of 
the ephod with a thread of blue, that it 
might be upon the skilfully woven band 
of the ephod, and that the breastplate 
might not be loosed from the ephod ; 
as the LORD commanded Moses. 

^And he made the robe of the 
ephod of woven work, all of blue; 
^and the hole of the robe in the midst 
thereof, as the hole of a coat of mail, 
with a binding round about the hole 
of it, that it should not be rent. ^And 
they made upon the skirts of the robe 
pomegranates of blue, and purple, 
and scarlet, and twined linen. ^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: 
26 a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and 
a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the 
robe round about, to minister in; as 
the LORD commanded Moses. 

27 And they made the tunics of 
fine linen of woven work for Aaron, 
and for his sons, 28 and the mitre 
of fine linen, and the goodly head- 
tires of fine linen, and the linen 
breeches of fine twined linen, 29 and the 
girdle of fine twined linen, and blue, 
and purple, and scarlet, the work of 
the weaver in colours; as the LORD 
commanded Moses. 

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 THE LORD. 31 And 
they tied unto it a thread of blue, 



to fasten it upon the mitre above; 
as the LORD commanded Moses. 

32 Thus was finished all the work of 
the tabernacle of the tent of meeting; 
and the children of Israel did accord- 
ing to all that the LORD commanded 
Moses, so did they. 

^And they brought the tabernacle 
unto Moses, the Tent, and all its 
furniture, its clasps, its boards, its 
j bars, and its pjllars, and its sockets; 
^nd the covering of rams' skins dyed 
red, and the covering of sealskins, 
and the veil of the screen; ^he ark 
of the testimony, and the staves there- 
of, and the ark-cover; ^he table, all 
the vessels thereof, and the showbread ; 
37 the pure candlestick, the lamps 
thereof, even the lamps to be set in 
order, and all the vessels thereof, and 
the oil for the light; 88 and the golden 
altar, and the anointing oil, and the 
sweet incense, and the screen for the 
door of the Tent; 39 the brazen altar, 
and its grating of brass, its staves, 
and all its vessels, the laver and its 
base; 40 the hangings of the court, 
its pillars, and its sockets, and the 
screen for the gate of the court, the 
cords thereof, and the pins thereof, 
and all the instruments of the service 
of the tabernacle of the tent of meet- 
ing; ^the plaited garments for mm- 
istering in the holy place; the holy 
garments for Aaron the priest, and 
the garments of his sons, to minister 
in the priest's office. ^According to 
all that the LORD commanded Moses, 
so the children of Israel did all the 
work. ^And Moses saw all the work, 
and, behold, they had done it; as the 
LORD had commanded, even so had 
they done it. And Moses blessed 
them. 

A A And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
^^ saying: *0n the first day of 
the first month shalt thou rear up the 



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tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 
3 And thou shalt put therein the ark 
of the testimony, and thpu shalt 
screen the ark with the veil. 4 And 
thou shalt bring in the table, and set 
in order the bread that is upon it; and 
thou shalt bring in the candlestick, 
and light the lamps thereof. B And 
thou shalt set the golden altar for 
incense before the ark of the testi- 
mony, and put the screen of the door 
to the tabernacle. 6 And thou shalt 
iset the altar of burnt-offering before 
the door of the tabernacle of the tent 
of meeting. 7 And thou shalt set the 
laver between the tent of meeting 
and the altar, and shalt put water 
therein. 8 And thou shalt set up the 
court round about, and hang up the 
screen of the gate of the court. 9 And 
thou shalt take the anointing oil, and 
anoint the tabernacle, and all that is 
therein, and shalt hallow it, and all 
the furniture thereof; and it shall be 
holy. 10 And thou shalt anoint the 
altar of burnt-offering, and all its 
vessels, and sanctify the altar; and the 
altar shall be most holy. u And thou 
shalt anoint the laver and its base, 
and sanctify it. "And thou shalt 
bring Aaron and his sons unto the door 
of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash 
them with water. 13 And thou shalt 
put upon Aaron the holy garments; 
and thou shalt anoint him, and sanc- 
tify him, that he may minister unto 
Me in the priest's office. 14 And thpu 
shalt bring his sons, and put tunics 
upon them. 15 And thou shalt anoint 
them, as thou didst anoint their 
father, that they may minister unto 
Me in the priest's -office; and their 
anointing sba-U be to them for an ever- 
lasting priesthood throughout their 
generations.' 16 Thus did Moses; ac- 
cording to all that the LORD com- 
manded him, so did he. 



17 And it came to pass in the first 
month in the second year, on the first 
day of the month, that the tabernacle 
was reared up. 18 And Moses reared 
up the tabernacle, and laid its sockets, 
and set up the boards thereof, and put 
in the bars thereof, and reared up 
its pillars. 19 And he spread the tent 
over the tabernacle, and put the 
covering of the tent above upon it; as 
the LORD commanded Moses. 

20 And he took and put the testi- 
mony into the ark, and set the staves 
on the ark, and put the ark-cover 
above upon the ark. 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 the LORD 
commanded Moses. 

^And he put the table in the tent 
of meeting, upon the side of the taber- 
nacle northward, without the veil. 
^And he set a row of bread in order 
upon it before the LORD; as the LORD 
commanded Moses. 

^And he put the candlestick in the 
tent of meeting, over against the table, 
on the side of the ^ tabernacle south- 
ward. 25 And he lighted the lamps 
before the LORD; as the LORD com- 
manded Moses. 

26 And he put the golden altar in 
the tent of meeting before the veil; 
27 and he burnt thereon incense of 
sweet spices; as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

28 And he put the screen of the door 
to the tabernacle. 29 And the altar 
of burnt-offering he set at the door of 
the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, 
and offered upon it the burnt-offering 
and the meal-offering; as the LORD 
commanded Moses. 

30 And he set the laver between the 
tent of meeting and the altar, and put 
water therein, wherewith to wash; 
31 that Moses and Aaron and his sons 



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might wash their hands and their feet 
thereat; 32 when they went into the 
tent of meeting, and when they came 
near unto the altar, they should wash; 
as the LORD commanded Moses. 

^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. 

^Then the cloud covered the tent 
of meeting, and the glory of the LORD 
filled the tabernacle. ^And Moses 
was not able to enter into the tent of 



meeting, because the cloud 
thereon, and the glory of the LORD 
filled the tabernacle. ^And when- 
ever the cloud was taken up from over 
the tabernacle, the children of Israel 
went onward, throughout all their 
journeys. 37 But if the cloud was not 
taken up, then they journeyed not 
till the day that it was taken up. 
^For the cloud of the LORD 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. 



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1 AXD the LORD called unto Moses, 
1 and spoke unto him out of the 
twit of meeting, saying: 2 Speak unto 
the children of Israel, and say unto 
them: 

When any man of you bringeth an 
offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring 
your offering of the cattle, even of the 
herd or of the flock. 

n lf his offering be a burnt-offering 
of the herd, he shall offer it a male 
without blemish; he shall bring it to 
the door of the tent of meeting, that 
he may be accepted before the LOUD. 
4 And he shall lay his hand upon the 
head of the burnt-offering; and it shall 
be accepted for him to make atone- 
ment for him. 5 Aud he shall kill the 
bullock before the LORD; and Aaron's 
sons, the priests, shall present the 
blood, and dash the blood round 
about against the altar that is at the 
door of the tent of meeting. 6 And he 
rthall flay the burnt-offering, aud cut 
it into its pieces. 7 And the sons of 
Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the 
altar, and lay wood in order upon the 
fire. 8 And Aaron's sons, the priests, 
shall lay the pieces, and the head, and 
the suet, in order upon the wood that 
is on the fire which is upon the altar; 
*but its inwards and its legs shall he 
wash with water; and the priest shall 
make the whole smoke on the altar, 
for a burnt-offering, an offering made 
by fire, of a sweet savour unto the 
LORD. 

IO And if his offering be of the flock, 
whether of the sheep, or of the goats, 



for a burnt-offering, he shall offer it a 
male without blemish. n And he shall 
kill it on the side of the altar north- 
ward before the LORD; and^ Aaron's 
sons, the priests, shall dash its blood 
against the altar round about. ^And 
he shall cut it into its pieces; and the 
priest shall lay them, with its head and 
its suet, 'in order on the wood that is 
on the fire which is upon the altar. 
13 But the inwards and the legs shall he 
wash with water; and the priest shall 
offer the whole, and make it smoke 
upon the altar; it is a burnt-offering, 
an offering made by fire, of a sweet 
savour unto the LORD. 

14 And if his offering to the LORD be 
a burnt-offering of fowls, then he shall 
bring his offering of turtle-doves, or 
of young pigeons. 15 And the priest 
shall bring it unto the altar, and 
pinch off its head, and make it smoke 
on the altar; and the blood thereof 
shall be drained out on the side of the 
altar. 16 And he shall take away its 
crop with the feathers thereof, and cast 
it beside the altar on the east part, 
in the place of the ashes. 17 And he 
shall rend it by the wings thereof, 
but shall not divide- it asimder; and 
the priest shall make it smoke upon the 
altar, upon the wood that is upon the 
fire; it is a burnt-offering, an offering 
made by fire, of a sweet savour unto 
the LORD. 

O And when any one bringeth a meal- 

off ering onto the LORD, his offering 

shall be of fine flour; and he shaU 

pour oil upon it, and put frankincense 



LEVITICUS 



3.7 



thereon. 2 And he shall bring it to j on the altar. 13 And every meal-offering 
Aaron's sons the priests; and he shall i of thine shalt thou season with salt; 
take thereout his handful of the fine neither shalt thou suffer the salt of 



flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, 
together with all the frankincense 
thereof; and the priest shall make 
the memorial-part thereof smoke upon 
the altar, an offering made by fire, 



the covenant of thy God to be lacking 
from thy meal-offering; with all thine 
offerings thou shalt offer salt. 

I4 And if thou bring a meal-offering 
of first-fruits unto the LORD, thou 



of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 3 But I shalt bring for the meal-offering of thy 
that which is left of the meal-offer iug first-fruits corn in the ear parched 
shall be Aaron's and his sons 7 ; it is a f with fire,, even groats of the fresh ear. 
thing most holy of the offerings of the j 15 And thou shalt put oil upon it, and 
LORD made by fire. lay frankincense thereon; it is a meal- 

4 And when thou bringest a meal- i offering. I6 And the priest shall make 
offering baked in the oven, it shall be ! the memorial-part of it fc^moke, even of 
unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled | the groats thereof, and of the oil there- 
with oil, or unleavened wafers spread i of, with all the frankincense thereof, 
with oil. j it is an offering made by fire unto the 

5 And if thy offering be a meal- , LORD. 

offering baked on a griddle, it shall be , O And if his offering be a sacrifice 
of fine flour unleavened, mingled with of peace-offerings: 2 he offer of the 
oil. 6 Thou shalt break it in pieces, and ' herd, whether male or female, he shall 



pour oil thereon; it is a meal-offering. 
7 And if thy offering be a meal- 
offering of the stewmg-pan, it shall be 
made of fine flour with oil. 8 And thou 
shalt bring the meal-offering that is 
made of these things unto the LORD; 
and it shall be presented unto the 
priest, and he shall bring it unto the 
altar. 9 And the priest shall take off 
from the meal-offering the memorial- 
part thereof, and shall make it smoke 
upon the ajtar an offering made by 
fire, of a sweet savour unto the 
LORD. 10 But 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 the LORD made by fire. 



meal-offering, which ye shall 
bring unto the LORD, shall be made 
with leaven; for ye shall make no 
leaven, nor any honey, smoke as an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD. 
^As an offering of first-fruits ye may 
bring them unto the LORD; but they 
shall not come up for a sweet savour 



offer it without blemish before the 
LORD. 2 And he shall lay his hand 
upon the head of his offering, and kill 
it at the door of the tent of meeting; 
and Aaron's sons the priests shall dash 
the blood against the altar round 
about. 3 And he shall present of the 
sacrifice of peace-offerings an offering 
made by fire unto the LORD: the fat 
tliat covereth the inwards, and all the 
fat that is upon the inwards, %nd the 
two kidneys, and the fat that is on 
them, which is by the loins, and the 
lobe above the liver, which he shall 
take away hard by the kidneys. 6 And 
Aaron's sons shall make it smoke on 
the altar upon the burn1>-offering, 
which is upon the wood that is on the 
fire; it is an offering made by fire, of 
a sweet savour unto the LORD. 

6 And if his offering for a sacrifice of 
peace-offerings unto the LORD be of 
the flock, male or female, he shall 
offer it without blemish. 7 If he 
brifcg a lamb for his offering, then 



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>h:ill he present it before the LORD. 
*And he shall lay his hand upon the 
houd of his offering, and kill it before 
tiie tent of meeting; and Aaron's sons 
>hall dash the blood thereof against 
the altar round about. 9 Aiid he shall 
present of the sacrifice of peace- 
offerings an offering made by fire unto 
the LOED: the fat thereof, the fat tail 
entire, which he shall take away hard 
by the rump-bone; and the fat that 
covereth the inwards, and all the fat 
that is upon the inwards, 10 and the 
two kidneys, and the fat that is upon 
them, which is by the loins, and the 
lobe above the liver, which he shall 
take away by the kidneys. n And 
the priest shall make it smoke upon 
the altar; it is the food of the offering 
made by fire unto the LORD. 
if his offering be a 



goat, 

then he shall present it before the 
LORD. w And he shall lay his hand up- 
on the head of it, and kill it before the 
tent of meeting; and the sons of Aaron 
dash the blood thereof against 



the altar round about. 14 And he shall 
present thereof his offering, even, an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD: 
the fat that covereth the inwards, and 
all the fat that is upon the inwards, 
13 and the "wo kidneys, and the fat 
that is upon them, which is by the 
loins, and the lobe above the liver, 
which he shall take away by the kid- 
neys. 16 And the priest shall make 
them smoke upon the altar; it is the 
food of the offering made by fire, for 
a sweet savour; all the fat is the 
LORD'S. 17 It shall be a perpetual 
statute throughout your generations 
in all your dwellings, that ye shall 
eat neither fat nor blood. 



A And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 2 Speak unto the children 
of Israel, saying: 



If any one shall sin through error, 
in any of the things which the LORD 
hath commanded not to be done, 
and shall do any one of them: *if 
the anointed priest shall sin so as to 
bring guilt on the people, then let 
him offer for his sin, which he hath 
sinned, a young bullock without blem- 
ish unto the LORD for a sin-offering. 
4 And he shall bring the bullock unto 
the door of the tent of meeting before 
the LORD; and he shall lay his hand 
upon the head of the bullock, and 
kill the bullock before the LORD. 
5 And the anointed priest shall take of 
the blood of the bullock, and bring 
it to the tent of meeting. 6 And the 
priest shall dip his finger in the blood, 
and sprinkle of the blood seven times 
before the LORD, in front of the veil 
of the sanctuary. 7 And the priest 
shall put of the blood upon the horns 
of the altar of sweet incense before 
the LORD, which is in the tent of meet- 
ing; and all the remaining 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. 
8 And all the fat of the bullock of the 
sin-offering he shall take off from it: 
the fat that covereth the inwards, and 
all the fat that is upon the inwards, 
9 and the two kidneys, and the fat 
that is upon them, which is by the 
loins, and the lobe above the liver, 
which he shall take away by the 
kidneys, 10 as it is taken off from the ox 
of the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and 
the priest shall make them smoke 
upon the altar of burnt-offering. u But 
the skin of the bullock, and all its 
flesh, with its head, and with its legs, 



and its inwards, and its dung, 
the whole bullock shall he carry 
forth without the camp unto a clean 
place, where the ashes are poured out, 
and burn it on wood with fire; where 
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the ashes arc poured out shall it be 
burnt. 

13 And if the whole congregation of 
Israel shall err, the tiling being hid 
from the eyes of the assembly, and do 
any of the things which the LORD 
hath commanded not to be done, and 
are guilty: ^ 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. 15 And the elders 
of the congregation shall lay their 
hands upon the head of the bullock 
before the LORD; and the bullock shall 
be killed before the LORD. 16 And the 
anointed priest shall bring of the blood 
of the bullock to the tent of meeting. 
17 And the priest shall dip his finger in 
the blood, and sprinkle it seven times 
before the LORD, in front of the veil. 
18 And he shall put of the blood upon 
the horns of the altar which is before 
the LORD, that is in the tent of meet- 
ing, and all the remaining blood shall 
he pour out at the base of the altar of 
burnt-offering, which is at the door 
of the tent of meeting. 19 And all the 
fat thereof shall he take off from it, 
and make it smoke upon the altar. 
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. 
21 And he shall carry forth the bullock 
without the camp, and burn it as he 
burned the first bullock; it is the sin- 
offering for the assembly. 

^When a ruler sinneth, and doeth 
through error any one of all the things 
which the LORD his God hath com- 
inanded not to be done, and is guilty: 
^ his sin, wherein he hath ginned, be 
known to him, he shall bring for Ms 
offering a goat, a male without blem- 
ish. ^And he shall lay bis hand upon 



the head of the goat, and kill it in 
| the place \shere they kill the burnt- 
i offering before the LORD; it is a sin* 
| offering. ~And the priest shall take of 
1 the blood of the sin-offering with his 
; finger, and put it upon the horns of the 
' altar of burnt-offering, and the remain- 
ing blood thereof shall he pour out at 
the base of the altar of burnt-offering. 
i 26 And all the fat thereof shall he make 
| smoke upon the altar, as the fat of 
i the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and 
! the priest shall make ^ atonement for 
' him as concerning his sin, and he shall 
be forgiven. 

27 And if any one of the common 
( people sin through error, in doing 
| any of the things which the LORD 
hath commanded not to be done, and 
be guilty: 2 *if his sin, which he hath 
I sinned, be known to him, then he shall 
I bring for his offering a goat, a female 
without blemish, for Ms sin which 
he hath sinned. 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. 30 And the 
priest shall take of the blood there- 
of with his finger, and put it upon 
the horns of the altar of burnt- 
offering, and all the remaining blood 
thereof shall he pour out at the base 
of the altar. 31 And all the fat thereof 
shall he take away, as the fat is 
taken away from off the sacrifice of 
peace-offerings; and the priest shall 
make it smoke upon the altar for a 
sweet savour unto the LORD; and 
the priest shall make atonement for 
him, and he shall be forgiven. 

^And if he bring a lamb as his 
offering for a sin-offering, he shall 
bring it a female without blemish. 
^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. M And 



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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 remaining 
blood thereof shall he pour out at the 
base of the altar. 3: And all the fat 
thereof shall he take away, as the fat 
of the lamb is taken away from the 
sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the 
priest shall make them smoke on the 
altar, upon the offerings of the LORD 
made by fire; and the priest shall make 
atonement for him as touching his 
sin that he hath sinned, and he shall 
be forgiven. 

X And if any one sin, in that he 
heareth the voice of adjuration, he 
being a witness, whether he hath seen 
or known, if he do not utter it, then 
he shall bear his iniquity; 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 swarming things, 
and be guilty, it being hidden from 
him that he is unclean; 3 or if he touch 
the uncleanness of man, whatsoever 
his" uncleanness be wherewith he is 
unclean, and it be hid from him; and, 
when he knoweth of it, be guilty; 4 or 
if any one swear clearly with his 
lips to do evil, or to do good, what- 
soever it be that a man shall utter 
clearly with an oath, and it be hid 
from him; and, when he knoweth of 
it, be guilty in one of these things; 
5 and it shall be, when he shall be guilty 
in one of these things, that he shall 
confess that wherein he hath sinned; 
6 and he shall bring his forfeit unto 
the LORD for his sin which he hath 
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. 7 And if 
his means suffice not for a, lamb, then 
he shall bring his forfeit for that 



wherein he hath sinned, two turtle- 
doves, or two young pigeons, unto the 
LORD: one for a sin-offering, and the 
other for a burnt-offering. 8 And he 
shall bring them unto the priest, who 
shall offer that which is for the sin- 
offering first, and pinch off its head 
close by its neck, but shall not divide 
it asunder. 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. 
10 And he shall prepare the second for 
a burnt-offering, according to the 
ordinance; and the priest shall make 
atonement for him as concerning his 
sin which he hath sinned, and he 
shall be forgiven. 

H But if his means suffice not for two 
turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, 
then he shall bring his offering for 
that wherein he hath 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 frank- 
incense thereon; for it is a sin-off enng. 
12 And he shall bring it to the priest, 
and the priest shall take his handful 
of it as the memorial-part thereof, 
and make it smoke on the altar, upon 
the offerings of the LORD made by 
fire; it is a sin-offering. 13 And the 
priest ^hall make atonement for him 
as touching his sin that he hath sinned 
in any of these things, and he shall 
be forgiven; and the remnant shall be 
the priest's, as the meal-offering, 

14 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 15 If any one commit a tres- 
pass, and sin through error, in the holy 
things of the LORD, then he shall brmg 
his forfeit unto the LORD, a ram with- 
out blemish out of the flock, according 
to thy valuation in silver by shekels, 
after the shekel of the sanctuary, for 
a guilt-offering. 16 And he shall make 



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6 '* 



restitution for that which he hath the prieat shall make atonement for 
done amiss in the holy thing, and him before the LORD, and he shall be 
shall _ add the fifth part thereto, and forgiven, concerning whatsoever he 
give it unto the priest; and the priest doeth wo as to be guilty thereby, 
shall make atonement for him with 
the ram of the guilt-offering, and he * 

shall be forgiven. f* And the LOUD spoke unto 'Moses, 

17 And if any one sin, and do any of saying: 2 Command Aaron and his 
the things which the LORD hath com- SOIIM, saying: 

manded not to J;>e done, though he j Thi* iV the law of the burnt-offering 
know it not, yet is he guilty, and shall ' it is that \\hich goeth up on its fire- 
bear his iniquity. 18 And he shall wood upon the altar all night unto 
bring a ram without blemish out of the the morning; and the fire of the ai- 
rlock, according to thy valuation, for ; tar shall be kept burning thereby, 
a guilt-offering, unto the priest; and'. 3 And the priest shall put on his linen 
the priest shall make atonement for ; garment, and his linen breeches shall 
him concerning the error which he; he put upon his flesh; and he shall take 
committed, though he knew it not, up the ashes whereto the fire hath con- 
and he shall be forgiven. 19 It is a sumed the burnt-offering on the altar, 
guilt-offering he is certainly guilty ' and he shall put them beside the altar, 
before the LORD. 4 And he shall put off his garments, and 

20 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, put on other garments, and carry forth 
saying: 21 If any one sin, and commit the ashes without the camp unto a 
a trespass against the LORD, and deal clean place. 5 And the fire upon the 
falsely with his neighbour in a matter | altar shall be kept burning thereby, it 
of deposit, or of pledge, or of robbery, j shall not go out; and the priest shall 

kindle wood on it every morning; 
and he shall lay the burnt-offering in 
order upon it, and shall make smoke 
thereon the fat of the peace-offerings. 
6 Fire shall be kept burning upon the 



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or have oppressed his neighbour; 
^r have found that which was lost, 
and deal falsely therein, and swear to 
a lie; in any of all these that a man 
doeth, sinning therein; ^then it shall 
be, if he hath sinned, and is guilty, 
that he shall restore that which he 



altar continually; it shall not go out. 
7 And this is 'the law of the- meal- 



took by robbery, or the thing which offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer 
he hath gotten ^by oppression, or the jit before the LORD, in front of the 
deposit which was deposited with! altar. 8 And he shall take up there- 
him, or the lost thing which he found, from his handful, of the fine flour 
^r any thing about which he hath of the meal-offering, and of the 
sworn falsely, he shall even restore [oil thereof, and all the frankincense 
it in full, and shall add the fifth part | which is ur3on the meal-offering, and 
more thereto; unto him to whom it j shall make the memorial-part there- 
appertaineth shall he give it, in the i of smoke upon the altar for a sweet 
day of his being guilty. ^And he shall savour unto the LORD. 9 And that 



bring his forfeit unto the LORD, a 
ram without blemish out of the flock, 
according to thy valuation, for a 
guilt-offering, unto the priest. 26 And 



which is left thereof shall Aaron and 
his sons eat: it shall be eaten without 



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leaven in a holy place; in the court of 
the tent of meeting they shall eat it. 



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1( it rfiall not be baked with leaven. I 
have given it as their portion of My 
otlerings made by fire; it is most holy, 
as the sin-offering, and as the guilt- 
oftVrmg. "Every male among the 
children of Aaron may eat of it, as a 
due for* ever throughout your genera- 
tions, from the offerings of the LORD 
made by fire; whatsoever toucheth 
them shall be holy. 

12 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying : 13 This is the offering of Aaron 
and of his sons, which they shall offer 
unto the LORD in the day when he is 
anointed: the tenth part of an ephah 
of fine flour for a meal-offering per- 
petually, half of it in the ^ morning, 
and half thereof in the evening. 14 0n 
a griddle it shall be made with oil; 
when it is soaked, thou shalt bring it 
in; in broken pieces shalt thou offer 
the meal-offering for a sweet savour 
unto the LORD. 15 And the anointed 
priest that shall be in his stead 
from among his sons shall offer it, 
it is a due for ever; it shall be wholly 
made to smoke unto the LORD. 
l8 And every meal-offering of the priest 
shall be wholly made to Smoke; it 
shall not be eaten. 

17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 18 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 the LORD; it is most holy. 
ly The priest that offereth it for sin 
shall eat it; in a holy place shall 
it be eaten, in the court of the tent 
of meeting. 20 Whatsoever shall touch 
the flesh thereof shall be holy; and 
when there is sprinkled of the blood 
thereof upon any garment, thou 
shalt wash that whereon it was 
sprinkled in a holy place. 21 But the 
earthen vessel wherein it is sodden 



shall be broken; and if it be sodden in 
a brazen vessel, it shall be scoured, 
and rinsed in water. ^Every male 
among the priests may eat thereof; 
it is most holy. ^And no sin-offering, 
whereof any of the blood is brought 
into the tent of meeting to make atone- 
ment in the holy place, shall be eaten; 
it shall be burnt with fire. 
*7 And this is the law of the guilt- 

1 offering; it is most holy. 2 In the 
place where they kill the burnt-offering 
shall they Mil the guilt-offering; and 
^ blood thereof shall be dashed 
against the altar round about. 3 And 
he shall offer of it all the fat thereof: 
the fat tail, and the fat that covereth 
the inwards, 4 and the two kidneys, 
and the fat that is on them, which is 
by the loins, and the lobe above the 
liver, which he shall take away by the 
kidneys. 5 And the priest shall make 
them smoke upon the altar for an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD; 
it is a guilt-offering. 6 Every male 
among the priests may eat thereof; it 
shall be eaten in a holy place; it is 
most holy. 7 As is the sin-offering, so 
is the giult-offering; there is one law 
for them; the priest that maketh 
atonement therewith, he shall have it. 
8 And the priest that offereth any man's 
burnt-offering, even the priest shall 
have to himself the skin of the burnt- 
offering which he hath offered. 9 And 
every meal-offering that is baked in 
the oven, and all that is dressed in the 
stewing-pan, and on the griddle, shall 
the priest's that offereth it. 10 Ajid 
every meal-offering, mingled with 
oil, or dry, shall all the sons of Aaron 
have, one as well as another. 

^And this is the law o'f the sacrifice 
of peace-offerings, which one may offer 
unto the LORD. 12 If he offer it for a 
thanksgiving, then he shall offer with 
the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleav- 



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cried cakes mingled with oil, and un- ^And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
leavened wafers spread with oil, and saying: -\Speak unto the children of 



cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour 
soaked. "With cakes of leavened 
bread he shall present his offering 
with the sacrifice of his peace-offerings 
for thanksgiving. 14 And of it he shall 



Israel, saying: 

Ye shall eat no fat, of ox, or sheep, 
or goat. 24 And the fat of that which 
dieth of itself, and the fat of that 
which is torn of beasts, may be 



present one out of each offering for i used for any other service; but ye 
a gift unto the LORD; it shall be the ' shall in no wise eat of it. ^For who- 
priest's that dasheth the blood of the I soever eateth the fat of the beast, of 



peace-offerings against the altar. I5 And 
the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace- 
offerings for thanksgiving shall be 
eaten on the day of his offering; he 
shall not leave any of it until the 
morning. 16 But if the sacrifice of 
his offering be a vow, or a freewill- 
offering, it shall be eaten on the day 
that he offereth his sacrifice; and on 
the morrow that which remaineth of it 
may be eaten. 17 But that which re- 
maineth of the flesh of the sacrifice 
on the third day shall be burnt with 
fire. 4 18 And if any of the flesh of the 
sacrifice of his peace-offerings be at all 
eaten on the third day, it shall not be 
accepted, neither shall it be imputed 
unto him that offereth it; it shall be 
an abhorred thing, and the soul that 
eateth of it shall bear his iniquity. 
19 And the ^ flesh that toucheth any- 
unclean thing shall not be eaten; it 
shall be burnt with fire. And as for 
the flesh, every one that is clean may 
eat thereof. 20 But the soul that eateth 
of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace- 
offerings, that pertain unto the LORD, 
having his uncleanness upon him, that 
soul shall be cut off from his people. 
21 And when any one shall touch any 
unclean thing, whether it be the un- 
cleanness of man, or an unclean beast, 
or any unclean detestable thing, and 
eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of 
peace-offerings, which pertain unto 



the LORD, that soul shall be cut off 
from his people. 



which men present an offering made 
by fire unto the LORD, even the soul 
that eateth it shall be cut off from his 
people. ^And ye shall eat no manner 
of blood, whether it be of fowl or of 
beast, in any of your dwellings. 
2r Whosoever it be that eateth any 
blood, that soul shall be cut off from 
his people. 

28 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 29 Speak unto the children of 
Israel, saying: 

He that offereth his sacrifice of 
peace-offerings unto the LORD shall 
bring his offering unto the LORD out 
of his sacrifice of peace-offerings. 
30 His own hands shall bring the offer- 
ings of the LORD made by fire: the 
fat with the breast shall he bring, 
that the breast may be waved 
for a wave-offering before the LORD. 
31 And the priest shall make the fat 
smoke upon the altar; but the breast 
shall be Aaron's and his sons'. ^And 
the right thigh shall ye give unto the 
priest for a heave-offering out of your 
sacrifices of peace-offerings. ^He 
among the sons of Aaron, that offereth 
the blood of ihe peace-offerings, and 
the fat, shall have the right thigh for 
a portion. M Fqr the breast of wav- 
ing and the thigh of heaving have 

taken of the children of Israel out 
of their sacrifices of peace-offerings, 
and have given them unto Aaron the 
priest and unto his sons as a due for 
ever from the children of Israel* 



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36 This is the consecrated portion of 
Aaron, and the consecrated portion 
of his sons, out of the offerings of the 
LOED made by fire, in the day when 
they were presented to minister unto 
the LOED in the priest's office; 36 which 
the LOBD commanded to be given 
them of the children of Israel, in jfche 
day that they were anointed. It is a 
due for ever throughout their gen- 
erations. 

37 This is the law of the burnt- 
offering, of the meal-offering, and of 
the sin-offering, and of the guilt- 
offering, and of the consecration- 
offering, and of the sacrifice of peace- 
offerings; 3 Vhich the LORD command- 
ed Moses in mount Sinai, in the day 
that he commanded the children of 
Israel to present their offerings unto 
the LOED, in the wilderness of Sinai. 

Q And the LOED spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 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; 3 and 
assemble thou all the congregation 
at the door of the tent of meeting.' 
4 And Moses did as the LOED com- 
manded him; and the congregation 
was assembled at the door of the tent 
of meeting. 5 And Moses said unto 
the congregation: 'This is the thing 
which the LOED hath commanded to 
be done/ 6 And Moses brought Aaron 
and his sons, and washed them with 
water. 7 And he put upon him the 
tunic, and girded him wilh the girdle, 
and clothed him with the robe, and 
put the ephod upon him, and he girded 
him with the skOfully woven band of 
the ephod, and bound it unto him 
therewith. 8 And he placed the breast- 
plate upon him; and in the breast- 
plate he put the Unm and the 



Thummim. 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 the LOED com- 
manded Moses. 10 And Moses took 
the anointing oil, and anointed the 
tabernacle and all that was therein, 
and sanctified them. u And he sprin- 
kled thereof upon the altar seven 
tunes, and anointed the altar and all 
its vessels, and the laver and its base, 
to sanctify them. ^And he poured of 
the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, 
and anointed him, to sanctify him. 
13 And Moses brought Aaron's sons, 
and clothed them with tunics, and 
girded them with girdles, and bound 
head-tires upon them; as the LOED 
commanded Moses. 14 And the bul- 
lock of the sin-offering was brought; 
and Aaron and his sons laid their 
hands upon the head of the bullock 
of the sin-offering. 15 And when it 
was slain, Moses took the blood, and 
put it upon the horns of the altar 
round about with his finger, and pu- 
rified the altar, and poured out the 
remaining blood at the base of the al- 
tar, and sanctified it, to make atone- 
ment for it. 16 And he took all the 
fat that was upon the inwards, and 
the lobe of the liver, and the two 
kidneys, and their fat, and Moses 
made it smoke upon the altar. 17 But 
the bullock, and its skin, and its 
flesh, and its dung, were burnt with 
fire without the camp; as the LOED 
commanded Moses. 18 And the ram 
of the burnt-offering was presented; 
and Aaron and his sons laid their 
hands upon the head of the ram. 
19 And when it was killed, Moses 
dashed the blood against the altar 
round about. 20 And when the ram 
was cut into its pieces, Moses made 
the head, and the pieces, and the 
suet smoke. 21 And when the inwards 



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and the legs were washed with water, 
Moses made the whole ram smoke 
upon the altar; it was a burnt-offering 
for a sweet savour; it was an offer- 
ing made by fire unto the LORD; 
as the LORD commanded Moses. 
^And the other ram was presented, 
the ram of consecration, and Aaron 
and his sons laid their hands upon the 
head of the ram. ^And when it was 
slain, Moses took of the blood thereof, 
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. ^And Aaron's sons 
were brought, 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 dashed the 
blood against the altar round about. 
25 And he took the fat, and the fat 
tail, and all the fat that was upon the 
inwards, and the lobe of the liver, and 
the two kidneys, and their fat, and the 
right thigh. 2<J And out of the basket 
of unleavened bread, that was before 
the LOED, 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. 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 the LORD. 28 And Moses 
took them from off their hands, and 
made them smoke on the altar upon 
the burnt-offering; they were a 
consecration-offering for a sweet 
savour; it was an offering made 6y 
fire unto the LORD. 29 And Moses 
took the breast, and waved it for a 
wave-offering before the LORD; it 
was Moses' portion of the ram of con- 
secration; as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 30 And Moses took of the an- 
ointing oil, and of the blood which 



was upon the altar, and sprinkled 
it upon Aaron, and upon his gar- 
ments, and upon his sons, and upon 
his sons' garments with him, and sanc- 
tified Aaron, and his garments, and 
his sons, and his sons* garments with 
him, 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 com- 
manded, saying: Aaron and his sons 
shall eat it. ^And that which remain- 
eth of the flesh and of the bread shall 
ye burn with fire. 33 And ye 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. 
34 As hath been done this day, so the 
LORD Jiath commanded to do, to make 
atonement for you. 35 And at the door 
of the tent of meeting shall ye abide 
day and night seven days, and keep the 
charge of the LORD, that ye die not; 
for so I am commanded/ 36 And 
Aaron and his sons did all the things 
which the LORD commanded by the 
hand of Moses. 



Q 
** 



And it came to pass on the eighth 
day, that Moses called Aaron and 
his sons, and the elders of Israel; 
2 and he said unto Aaron: 'Take thee 
a bull-calf for a sin-offering, and a ram 
for a burnt-offering, without blemish, 
and offer them before the LORD. 8 And 
unto the children of Israel thou 
shalt speak, saying: Take ye a he- 
goat for a sin-offering; and a calf 
and a lamb, both of the first 
year, without blemish, for a burnt- 
offering; 4 and an ox and a ram for 
peace-offerings, to sacrifice before the 
LORD; and a meal-offering mingled 
with oil; for to-day the LORD ap- 



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peareth unto you.' 5 And they 
brought tlxat which Moses com- 
manded before the tent, of meeting; 
and all the congregation drew near 
and stood before the LORD. . 6 Aod 
Moses said: 'This is the thing which 
the LORD commanded that ye should 
do; that the glory of the LORD may 
appear unto you. 7 7 And Moses said 
unto Aaron: 'Draw near unto the 
altar, and offer thy sin-offering, and 
thy burnt-offering, and make atone- 
ment for thyself, and for the people; 
and present the offering of the people, 
and make atonement for them; as 
the LORD commanded. 7 8 So Aaron 
drew near unto the altar, and slew 
the calf of the sin-offering, which was 
for himself. 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. 10 But the fat, and the 
kidneys, and the lobe of the liver of 
the sin-offering, he made smoke upon 
the altar; as the LORD commanded 
Moses. u And the flesh and the skin 
were burnt with fire without the camp. 
12 And he slew the burnt-offering; and 
Aaron's sons delivered unto him the 
blood, and he dashed it against the 
altar round about. w And they de- 
livered the burnt-offering unto him, 
piece by piece, and the head; and he 
made them smoke upon the altar. 
14 And he washed the inwards and the 
legs, and made them smoke upon the 
burnt-offering on the altar. 16 And 
the people's offering was presented; 
and he took the goat of the sin- 
offering which was for the people, and 
slew it, and offered it for sin, as the 
first. 16 And the burnt-offering was 
presented; and he offered it accord- 
ing to the ordinance. 17 And the meal- 
offering was presented; and he filled 



his hand therefrom, and made it 
smoke upon the altar, besides the 
burnt-offering of the morning. 18 He 
slew; also the ox and the ram, the 
sacrifice of peace-offerings, which was 
for the people; and Aaron's sons de- 
livered unto him the blood, and he 
dashed it against the altar round 
about, 19 and the fat of the ox, and of 
the ram, the fat tail, and that which 
covereth the inwards, and the kid- 
neys, and the lobe of the liver. 20 And 
they put the fat upon the breasts, 
and he made the fat smoke upon the 
altar. ^And the breasts and the right 
thigh Aaron waved for a wave-offering 
before the LORD; as Moses command- 
ed. ^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. ^And Moses 
and Aaron went into the tent of meet- 
ing, and came out, and blessed the 
people; and the glory of the LORD 
appeared unto all the people. ^And 
there came forth fire from before the 
LORD, 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. 
1 A And Nadab and Abihu, the 
v sons of Aaron, took each of them 
his censer, and put fire therein, and 
laid incense thereon, and offered 
strange fire before the LORD, which 
He had not commanded them. 2 And 
there came forth fire from before the 
LORD, and devoured them, and they 
difed before the LORD. 3 Then Moses 
said unto Aaron: 'This is it that 
the LORD spoke, saying: Through 
them that are nigh unto Me I will be 
sanctified, and before all the people I 
will be glorified.' And Aaron held his 
peace. 4 And Moses called Mishael 
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uncle of Aaron, and said unto them: 
'Draw near, carry your brethren from 
before the sanctuary out of the camp.' 
6 So they drew near, and carried them 
in their tunics out of the camp, as 
Moses had said. 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 ye 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 the LORD hath kindled. 
7 And ye shall not go out from the 
door of the tent of meeting, lest ye 
die; for the anointing oil of the LORD 
is upon you/ And they did according 
to the word of Moses. 

8 And the LORD spoke unto Aaron, 
saying: 9 'Drink no wine nor strong 
drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, 
when ye go into the tent of meeting, 
that ye die not; it shall be a statute 
iOT ever throughout your generations. 
10 And that ye may put difference 
between the holy and the common, 
and between the unclean and the 
clean; u and that ye may teach the 
children of Israel all the statutes which 
the LORD hath spoken unto them by 
the hand of Moses.' 

w And Moses spoke unto Aaron, and 
unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his 
sons that were left: 'Take the meal- 
pffering that remaineth of the offer- 
ings of the LORD made by fire, and 
eat it without leaven beside the altar; 
for it is most holy. M And ye shall eat 
it in a holy place, because it is thy due, 
and thy sons' due, of the offerings of 
the LORD made by fire; for so I am 
commanded. 14 And the breast of 
waving and the thigh of heaving shall 
ye eat in a clean place; thou, and thy 
sons, and thy daughters with thee; for 



they are given as thy due, and thy 
sons' due, out of the sacrifices of 
the peace-offerings of the children 
of Israel. 15 The thigh of heaving 
and the breast of waving shall they 
bring with the offerings of the fat 
made by fire,, to wave it for a wave- 
offering before the LORD; and it shall 
be thine, and thy sons' with thee, as a 
due for ever; as the LORD hath com- 
manded.' 

16 And Moses diligently inquired for 
the goat of the sin-offering, and, be- 
hold, it was burnt; and he was angry 
with Eleazar and with Ithamar, the 
sons of Aaron that were left, saying: 
171 Wherefore have ye not eaten the 
sin-offering in the place of the sanc- 
tuary, seeing it is most holy, and He 
hath given it you to bear the iniquity 
of the congregation, to make atone- 
ment for them before the LORD? 
18 Behold, the blood of it was not 
brought into the sanctuary within; 
ye should certainly have eaten it 
in the sanctuary, as I commanded.' 
19 And Aaron spoke unto Moses: 'Be- 
hold, this day have they offered their 
sin-offering and their burnt-offering 
before the LORD, and there have be- 
fallen 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 the LORD?' 20 And when 
Moses heard that, it was well-pleasing 
in his sight. 

"j "j And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
*~ - 1 - and to Aaron, saying unto them: 
sSpeak unto the children of Israel, 
saying: 

These are the living things which 
ye may eat among all the beasts 
that are on the earth. 3 Whatsoever 
parteth the hoof, and is wholly 
cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud, 
among the beasts, that may ye eat. 



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Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of 
them that only chew the cud, or of 
them that only part the hoof: the 
camel, because he cheweth the cud 
but parteth not the hoof, he is unclean 
unto you. 5 And the rock-badger, be- 
cause he cheweth the cud but parteth 
not the hoof, he is unclean unto you. 
6 And the hare, because she cheweth 
the cud but parteth not the hoof, she 
is unclean unto you. 7 And the swine, 
because he parteth the hoof, and is 
cloven-footed, but cheweth not the 
cud, he is unclean unto you. 8 0f their 
flesh ye shall not eat, and their car- 
casses ye shall not touch; they are un- 
clean unto you. 

^These may ye eat of all that are 
in the waters: whatsoever hath fins 
and scales in the waters, in the seas, 
and in the rivers, them may ye eat. 
10 And all that have not fins and scales 
in the seas, and in the rivers, of all 
that swarm in the waters, and of all 
the living creatures that are in the 
waters, they are a detestable thing unto 
you, u and they shall be a detestable 
thing unto you; ye shall not eat of 
their flesh, and their carcasses ye shall 
have in detestation. ^Whatsoever hath 
no fins nor scales in the waters, that is 
a detestable thing unto you. 

13 And these ye shall have in detesta- 
tion among the fowls; they shall not 
be eaten, they are a detestable thing, 
the great vulture, and the bearded 
vulture, and the ospray; 14 and the 
kite, and the falcon after its kinds; 
15 every raven after its kinds; 16 and 
the ostrich, and the night-hawk, and 
the sea-mew, and the hawk after its 
kinds; 17 and the little owl, and the 
cormorant, and the great owl; 18 and 
the horned owl, and the pelican, and 
the carrion-vulture; 19 and the stork, 
and the heron after its kinds, and the 
hoopoe, and the bat* 



20 A11 winged swarming things that 
go upon afl fours are a detestable 
thing unto you. ^Yet these may ye 
eat of all winged swarming things that 
go upon all fours, which have jointed 
legs above their feet, wherewith to 
leap upon the earth; ^even these of 
them ye may eat: the locust after 
its kinds, and the bald locust after its 
lands, and the cricket after its kinds, 
and the grasshopper after its kinds. 
^But all winged swarming things, 
which have four feet, are a detestable 
thing unto you. 

^And by these ye shall become un- 
clean; whosoever toucheth the car- 
cass of them shall be unclean until the 
even. 26 And whosoever beareth aught 
of the carcass of them shall wash his 
clothes, and be unclean until the 
even. 26 Every beast which parteth the 
hoof, but is not cloven-footed, nor 
cheweth the cud, is unclean unto you; 
every one that toucheth them shall be 
unclean. 27 And whatsoever goeth up- 
on its paws, among all beasts that go 
on all fours, they are unclean unto 
you; whoso toucheth then* carcass 
shall be unclean until the even. 28 And 
he that beareth the carcass of them 
shall wash his clothes, and be unclean 
until the even; they are unclean unto 
you. 

29 And these are they which are un- 
clean unto you among the swarming 
things that swarm upon the earth: 
the weasel, and the mouse, and the 
great lizard after its kinds, 30 and the 
gecko, and the land-crocodile, and 
the lizard, and the sand-lizard, and 
the chameleon. 31 These are they 
which are unclean to you among all 
that swarm; whosoever doth touch 
them, when they are dead, shall be 
unclean until the even. 32 And upon 
whatsoever any of them, when they 
are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; 



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whether it be any vessel of wood, or 
raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever 
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. 33 And every earthen 
vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, 
whatsoever is in it shall be unclean, 
and it ye shall break. ^All food there- 
in which may be eaten, that on which 
water cometh, shall be unclean; and all 
drink in every such vessel that may be 
drunk shall be unclean. 35 And every- 
thing whereupon any part of their 
carcass falleth shall be unclean; 
whether oven, or range for pots, it 
shall be broken in pieces; they are 
unclean, and shall be unclean unto 
you. 36 Nevertheless a fountain or a 
cistern wherein is a gathering of 
water shall be clean; but he who 
toucheth their carcass shall be un- 
clean. 37 And if aught of their carcass 
fall upon any sowing seed which is to 
be sown, it is clean. 38 But if water be 
put upon the seed, and aught of then* 
carcass fall thereon, it is unclean unto 
you. 

39 And if any beast, of which ye may 
eat, die, he that toucheth the carcass 
thereof shall be unclean until the 
even. 40 And he that eateth of the 
carcass of it shall wash his clothes, 
and be unclean until the even; he 
also that beareth the carcass of it shall 
wash his clothes, and be unclean until 
the even. 

^And every swarming thing that 
swarmeth upon the earth is a detest- 
able thing; it shall not be eaten. 
^Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, 
and whatsoever goeth upon all fours, 
or whatsoever hath many feet, even 
all swarming things that swarm upon 
the earth, them ye shall not eat; for 
they are a detestable thing, ^Ye 
shall not make yourselves detestable 



with any swarming thing that swarm- 
eth, neither shall ye make yourselves 
unclean with them, that ye should be 
defiled thereby. ^For I am the LORD 
your God; sanctify yourselves there- 
fore, and be ye holy; for I am holy; 
neither shall ye defile yourselves with 
any manner of swarming thing that 
moveth upon the earth. 45 For I am 
the LORD that brought you up out of 
the land of Egypt, to be your God; 
ye shall therefore be holy, for I am 
holy. 

^This is the law of the beast, and 
of the fowl, and of every living crea- 
ture that moveth in the waters, and of 
every creature that swarmeth upon 
the earth; 47 to make a difference be- 
tween the unclean and the clean, and 
between the living thing that may be 
eaten and the living thing that may 
not be eaten. 



~J O And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 2 Speak unto the children 
of Israel, saying: v 

If a woman be delivered, and bear a 
man-child, then she shall be unclean 
seven days; as in the days of the im- 
purity of her sickness shall she be un- 
clean. 8 And in the eighth day the flesh 
of his foreskin shall be circumcised. 
4 And she shall continue in the blood of 
purification three and thirty days; she 
shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come 
into the sanctuary, until the days of 
her purification be fulfilled. 6 But if 
she bear a maid-child, then she shall 
be unclean two weeks, as in her im- 
purity; and she shall continue in the 
blood of purification threescore and 
six days. 6 And when the days of her 
purification are fulfilled, for a son, or 
for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb 
of the first year for a burnt-offering, 
and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove, 
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tent of meeting, unto the priest. 
7 And he shall offer it before the LOKD, 
and make atonement for her; and she 
shall be cleansed from the fountain of 
her blood. This is the law for her that 
beareth, whether a male or a female. 
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. 

j O And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
^ and unto Aaron, saying: 

a man shall have in the skin 



of ids 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. 
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 Tin- 
clean. 4 And if the bright spot be white 
in the skin of his flesh, and the ap- 
pearance thereof be not deeper than 
the skin, and the hair thereof be not 
turned white, then the priest shall 
shut up him that hath the plague 
seven days. 6 And the priest shall look 
on him the seventh day; and, behold, 
if the plague stay in its appearance, 
and the plague be not spread in the 
skin, then the priest shall shut hirY\ 
up seven days more. 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 pro- 
nounce Mm clean: it is a scab; and he 
shall wash his clothes, and be clean. 



if the scab spread abroad in the 
skin, after that he hath shown him- 
self to the priest for his cleansing, he 
shall show himself to the priest again. 
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. 

9 When the plague of leprosy is in 
a man, then he shall be brought unto 
the priest. 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, u it i 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. ^And if the leprosy break 
out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy 
cover all the skin of him that hath 
the plague from his head even to his 
feet, as far as appeareth to the priest; 
13 then t the priest shall look; and, be- 
hold, if the leprosy have covered all 
his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean 
that ha-th the plague; it is all turned 
white: he is clean. 14 But whensoever 
raw flesh appeareth in him, he shall 
be unclean. 15 And the priest shall 
look on the raw flesh, and pronounce 
him unclean; the raw flesh is un- 
clean: it is leprosy. 16 But if the raw 
flesh again be turned into white, then 
he shall come unto the priest; 17 and 
the priest shall look on him; and, be- 
hold, if the plague be turned into white, 
then the priest shall pronounce him 
clean that hath the plague: he is clean. 

* 8 And when the flesh hath in the 
skin thereof a boil, and it is healed, 
9 and in the place of the boil there is a 
white rising, or a bright spot, red- 
dish-white, then it shall be shown to 
the priest. 20 And the priest shall 
look; and, behold, if the appearance 
thereof be lower than the skin, and 



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the hair thereof be turned white, then 
the priest shall pronounce him un- 
clean: it is the plague of leprosy, it 
hath broken out in the boil. 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. ^And if it spread abroad 
in the skin, then the priest shall pro- 
nounce him unclean: it is a plague. 
^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. 

24 0r when the flesh hath in the skin 
thereof a burning by fire, and the 
quick flesh of the burning become a 
bright spot, reddish-white, or white; 
25 then the priest shall look upon it; 
and, behold, if the hair in the bright | 
spot be turned white, and the appear- 
ance thereof be deeper than the skin, 
it is leprosy, it hath broken out in 
the burning; and the priest shall 
pronounce him unclean, it is the 
plague of leprosy. 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. 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. 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. 

29 And when a man or woman hath 
a plague upon the head or upon the 
beard, 30 then the priest shall look on 
the plague; and, behold, if the appear- 
ance thereof be deeper than the skin, 
and there be in it yellow thin hair, 



then the priest shall pronounce him 
unclean: it is a scall, it is leprosy of 
the head or of the beard. 31 And if the 
priest look on the plague of the scall, 
and, behold, the appearance thereof 
be not deeper than the skin, and there 
be no black hair in it, then the priest 
shall shut up him that hath the 
plague of the scall seven days. ^And 
in the seventh day the priest shall 
look on the plague; and, behold, if 
the scall be not spread, and there be 
in it no yellow hair, and the appear- 
ance of the scall be not deeper than the 
skin, 33 then he shall be shaven, but 
the scaU shall he not shave; and the 
priest shall shut up him that hath the 
scall seven days more. ^And in the 
seventh day the priest shall look on 
the scall; and, behold, if the scall be 
not spread in the skin, and the ap- 
pearance thereof be not deeper than 
the skin, then the priest shall pro- 
nounce him clean; and he shall wash 
his clothes, and be clean. ^But if 
the scall spread abroad in the skin 
after his cleansing, 36 then the priest 
shall look on him; and, behold, if the 
scall be spread in the skin, the priest 
shall not seek for the yellow hair: 
he is unclean. 37 But if the scall stay 
in its appearance, and black hair be 
grown up therein; the scall is healed, 
he is clean; and the priest shall pro- 
nounce brm clean. 

38 And if a man or a woman have 
in the skin of their flesh bright spots, 
even white bright spots; 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 tetter, it 
hath broken out in the skin: he is 
clean. 

40 And if a man's hair be fallen off 
his head, he is bald; yet is he clean. 
^And if his hair be fallen off from the 
front part of his head, he is forehead- 



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bald; yet is lie clean. ^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. ^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 fore- 
head, as the appearance of leprosy in 
the skin of the flesh, ^he is a leprous 
man, he is unclean; the priest shall 
surely pronounce him unclean: his 
plague is in his head. 

^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.' ^All the 
days wherein the plague is in him he 
shall be unclean; he is unclean; he 
shall dwell alone; without the camp 
shall his dwelling be. 

47 And when the plague of leprosy 
is in a garment, whether it be a woollen 
garment, or a linen garment; 48 or in 
the warp, or in the woof, whether 
they be of linen, or of wool; or in a 
skin, or in any thing made of skin: 
^if the plague be greenish or reddish 
in the garment, or in the skin, or in 
the warp, or in the woof, or in any 
thing of skin, it is the plague of lep- 
rosy, and shall be shown unto the 
priest. "And the priest shall look up- 
on the plague, and shut up that which 
hath the plague seven days. 5l And he 
shall look on the plague on the seventh 
day: if the plague be spread in the 
garment, or in the warp, or in the woof, 
or in the skin, whatever service skin 
is used for, the plague is a malignant 
leprosy: it is unclean. ^And he shall 
burn the garment, or the warp, or the 
woof, whether it be of wool or of linen, 
or any thing of skin, wherein the 
plague is; for it is a malignant leprosy; 
it shall be burnt in the fire. ^And if 



the priest shall look, and, behold, the 
plague be not spread in the garment, 
or in the warp, or in the woof, or in 
any thing of skin; ^then the priest 
shall command that they wash the 
thing wherein the plague is, and he 
shall shut it up seven days more. 
55 And the priest shall look, after that 
the plague is washed; and, behold, if 
the plague have not changed its colour, 
and the plague be not spread, it is 
unclean; thou shalt burn it in the fire; 
it is a fret, whether the bareness be 
within or without. ^And if the priest 
look, and, behold, the plague be dim 
after the washing thereof, then he shall 
rend it out of the garment, or out of 
the skin, or out of the warp, or out of 
the woof. 57 And if it appear still in 
the garment, or in the warp, or in the 
woof, or in any thing of skin, it is 
breaking out, thou shalt burn that 
wherein the plague is with fire. 58 And 
the garment, or the warp, or the woof, 
or whatsoever thing of skin it be, 
which thou shalt wash, if the plague 
be departed from them, then it shall 
be washed the second time, and shall 
be clean. 59 This is the law of the 
plague of leprosy in a garment of 
wool or linen, or in the warp, or in the 
woof, or in any thing of skin, to pro- 
nounce it clean, or to pronounce it 
unclean. 



1 A. And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
x:r saying: 

2 This shall be the law of the leper 
in the day of his cleansing: he shall be 
brought unto the priest. 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; Hhen shall the priest com- 
mand to take for him that is to be 
cleansed two living clean birds, and 
cedar-wood, and scarlet, and hyssop. 



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14.24 



s And the priest shall command to kill 
one of the birds in an earthen vessel 
over running water. 6 As for the liv- 
ing bird, he shall take it, and the 
cedar-wood, and the scarlet, and the 
hyssop, and shall dip them and the liv- 
ing bird in the blood of the bird that 
was killed over the running water. 
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. 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 may come 
into the camp, but shall dwell outside 
his tent seven days. 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. 10 And on the eighth day he 
shall take two he-lambs without blem- 
ish, and one ewe-lamb of the first year 
without blemish, and three tenth parts 
of an ephah of fine flour for a meal- 
offering, mingled with oil, and one log 
of oil. "And the priest that cleanseth 
him shall set the man that is to be 
cleansed, and those things, before the 
LORD, at the door of the tent of meet- 
ing. 12 And the priest shall take one of 
the he-lambs, and offer him for a guilt- 
offering, and the log of oil, and wave 
them for a wave-offering before the 
LORD. 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 guilt- 
offering; it is most holy. 14 And the 
priest shall take of the blood of the 
guilt-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. 15 And 
the priest shall take of the log of oil, 
and pour it into the palm of his own 
left hand. 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 
the LORD. 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 guilt-offering. 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 be- 
fore the LORD. 19 And the priest shall 
offer the sin-offering, and make atone- 
ment for him that is to be cleansed 
because of his uncleanness; and after- 
ward he shall kill the burnt-offering. 
20 And the priest shall offer the burnt- 
offering and the meal-offering upon 
the altar; and the priest shall make 
atonement for TIITY^ and he shall be 
clean. 

21 And if he be poor, and his means 
suffice not, then he shall take one he- 
lamb for a guilt-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; ^and two turtle- 
doves, or two young pigeons, such as 
his means suffice for; and the one shall 
be a sin-offering, and the other a 
burnt-offering. ^And on the eighth 
day he shall bring them for his cleans- 
ing unto the priest, unto the door 
of the tent of meeting, before the 
LORD. M And the priest shall take the 
lamb of the scuilt-offerine, and the 



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log of oil, and the priest shall wave 
them for a wave-offering before the 
LOED. 25 And he shall kill the lamb 
of the guiltroffering, and the priest 
shall take of the blood of the guilt- 
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. 26 And the priest 
shall pour of the oil into the palm of 
his own left hand. 27 And the priest 
shall sprinkle with his right finger 
some of the oil that is in his left hand 
seven times before the LORD. 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 
geult-offering. 29 Aiid the rest of the 
oir^hat is in the priest's hand he shall 
puti upon the head of him that is to 
bejcleansed, to make atonement for 
him before the LORD. 30 And he shall 
offer one of the turtle-doves, or of 
the young pigeons, such as his means 
suffice for; 31 even such as his means 
suffice for, 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 the LORD. 
^This is the law of him in whom is the 
plague of leprosy, whose means suffice 
not for that which pertaineth to his 
cleansing. 

^And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying: 

34 When ye 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; 35 then he that owneth the 
house shall come and tell the priest, 
saying: 'There seemeth to me to be 



as it were a plague in the house/ 
36 And the priest shall command that 
they empty the house, before the priest 
go^m 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. 37 And he shall look on 
the plague, and, behold, if the plague 
be in the wans of the house with 
hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, 
and the appearance thereof be lower 
than the wall; 38 then the priest shall 
go out of the house to the door of the 
house, and shut up the house seven 
days. 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; ^then the 
priest shall command that they take 
out the stones in which the plague is, 
and cast them into an unclean place 
without the city. ^And he shall cause 
the house to be scraped within round 
about, and they shall pour out the 
mortar that they scrape off without 
the city into an unclean place. ^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. ^And if the plague 
come again, and break out in the house, 
after that the stones have been taken 
out, and after the house hath been 
scraped, and after it is plastered; 
^hen the priest shall come in and look 
and, behold, if the plague be spread 
in the house, it is a malignant leprosy 
in the house: it is unclean. ^And he 
shall break down the house, the stones 
of it, and the timber thereof, and all 
the mortar of the house; and he shall 
carry them forth out of the city into 
an unclean place. 46 Moreover he 
that goeth into the house all the while 
that it is shut up shall be unclean 
until the even. 47 And he ;fchat lieth 
in the house shall wash his clothes; 



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and he that eateth in the house shall 
wash his clothes. 48 And if the priest 
shall come in, and look, and, behold, the 
plague hath not spread in the house, 
after the house was plastered; then 
the priest shall pronounce the house 
clean, because the plague is healed. 
49 And he shall take to cleanse the house 
two birds, and cedar-wood, and scar- 
let, and hyssop. 50 And he shall kill one 
of the birds in an earthen vessel over 
running water. 61 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. 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. ^But he shall let 
go the living bird out of the city into 
the open field; so shall he make atone- 
ment for the house; and it shall ^be 
clean. 

M This is the law for all manner of 
plague of leprosy, and for a scall; 
K and for the leprosy of a garment, and 
for a house; ^and for a rising, and for 
a scab, and for a bright spot; 57 to 
teach when it is unclean, and when it is 
clean; this is the law of leprosy. 

~j And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
and to Aaron, saying: 2 Speak 
unto the children of Israel, and say 
unto them: 

When any man hath an issue out 
of his flesh, his issue is unclean. 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. 4 Every bed whereon 
he that hath the issue heth shall be 
unclean; and every thing whereon he 
sitteth shall be unclean. 5 And whoso* 



ever toucheth his bed shall wash his 
clothes, and bathe himself in water, 
and be unclean until the even. 6 And 
he that sitteth on any thing whereon 
he that hath the issue sat shall wash 
his clothes, and bathe himself in water, 
and be unclean until the even. 7 And 
he that toucheth the flesh of him that 
hath the issue shall wash his clothes, 
and bathe himself in water, and be 
unclean until the even. 8 And if he 
that hath 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. 9 And what 
saddle soever he that hath the issue 
rideth upon shall be unclean. 10 And 
whosoever toucheth any thing that 
was under him shall be unclean until 
the even; and he that beareth those 
things shall wash his clothes, and bathe 
himself in water, and be unclean until 
the even. n And whomsoever he that 
hath the issue toucheth, without 
having rinsed his hands in water, he 
shall wash his clothes, and bathe him- 
self in water, and be unclean until the 
even. ^And the earthen vessel, which 
he that hath the issue toucheth, shall 
be broken; and every vessel of wood 
shall be rinsed in water. 13 And when 
he that hath an issue is cleansed of 
his issue, then he shall number to him- 
self seven days for his cleansing, and 
wash his clothes; and he shall bathe 
his flesh in running water, and shall 
be clean. 14 And on the eighth day he 
shall take to him two turtle-doves, 
or two young pigeons, and come be- 
fore the LORD unto the door of the 
tent of meeting, and give them .unto 
the priest. 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 the LORD for his issue. 
16 And if the flow of seed go out from 



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a man, then he shall bathe all his 
flesh in water, and be unclean until 
the even. 17 And every garment, and 
every skin, whereon is the flow of 
seed, shall be washed with water, 
and be unclean until the even. 18 The 
woman also with whom a man shall 
lie carnally, they shall both bathe 
themselves in water, and be unclean 
until the even. 

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 whosoever toucheth her shall be 
unclean until the even. 20 And every 
thing that she heth upon in her im- 
purity shall be unclean; every thing 
also that she sitteth upon shall be 
unclean. ^And whosoever toucheth 
her bed shall wash his clothes, and 
bathe himself in water, and be un- 
clean until the even. ^And whosoever 
toucheth any thing that she sitteth 
upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe 
himself in water, and be unclean until 
the even. ^And if he be on the bed, 
or on any thing whereon she sitteth, 
when he toucheth it, he shall be un- 
clean until the even. ^And if any man 
he with her, and her impurity be upon 
him, lie shall be unclean seven days; 
and every bed whereon he lieth shall 
be unclean. 

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 unclean- 
ness she shall be as in the days of her 
impurity, she is unclean. 26 Every bed 
whereon she lieth all the days of her 
issue shall be unto her as the bed of 
her impurity; and every thing whereon 
she sitteth shall be unclean, as the 
uncleanness of her impurity. 27 And 
whosoever toucheth those things 
shall be unclean, and shall wash his 



clothes, and bathe himself in water, 
and be unclean until the even. 28 But 
if she be cleansed of her issue, then 
she shall number to herself seven days, 
and after that she shall be clean. 
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 meet- 
ing. 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 
the LOED for the issue of her unclean- 
ness. 

3l Thus shall ye separate the chil- 
dren of Israel from their uncleanness; 
that they die not in their uncleanness, 
when they defile My tabernacle that 
is in the midst of them 

32 This is the law of him that hath 
an issue, and of him from whom the 
flow of seed goeth out, so that he is 
unclean thereby; 33 and of her that is 
sick with her impurity, and of them 
that have' an issue, whether it be a 
man, or a woman; and of hiin that lieth 
with her that is unclean. 

rrm *nnx 

"| J And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
after the death of the two sons 
of Aaron, when they drew near before 
the LORD, and died; 2 and the LORD 
said unto Moses : ' Speak unto Aaron 
thy brother, that he come not at all 
times into the holy place within the 
veil, before the ark-cover which is 
upon the ark; that he die not; for I 
appear in the cloud upon the ark-cover. 
3 Herewith shall Aaron come into the 
holy place: with a young bullock for a 
sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt- 
offering. 4 He shall put on the holy 
linen tunic, and he shall have the 
linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall 
be girded with the linen girdle, and 



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with the linen mitre shall he be at- 
tired; they are the holy garments; 
and he shall bathe his flesh in water, 
and put them on 5 And he shall 
take of the congregation of the chil- 
dren of Israel two he-goats for a sin- 
offering, and one ram for a burnt- 
offering. 6 And Aaron shall present 
the bullock of the sin-offering, which 
is for himself, and make atonement for 
himself, and for his house. 7 And he 
shall take the two goats, and set 
them before the LORD at the door of 
the tent of meeting. 8 And Aaron shall 
cast lots upon the two goats: one lot 
for the LORD, and the other lot for 
Azazel. 9 And Aaron shall present 
the goat upon which the lot fell for 
the LORD, and offer hi for a sin- 
off ering. 10 But the goat, on which the 
lot fell for Azazel, shall be set alive 
before the LORD, to make atonement 
over him, to send him away for Azazel 
into the wilderness. "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 him- 
self. 12 And he shall take a censer full 
of coals of fire from off the altar before 
the LORD, and his hands full of sweet 
incense beaten small, and bring it 
within the veil. 13 And he shall put 
the incense upon the fire before the 
LORD, that the cloud of the incense 
may coyer the ark-cover that is upon 
the testimony, that he die not. 14 And 
he shall take of the blood of the bul- 
lock, and sprinkle it with his finger 
upon the ark-cover on the east; and 
before the ark-cover shall he sprinkle 
of the blood with his finger seven times. 
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 
ark-cover, and before the ark-cover. 
16 And he shall make atonement for 
the holy place, because of the unclean- 
nesses of the children of Israel, and 
because of their transgressions, even 
all their sins, and so shall he do for the 
tent of meeting, that dwelleth with 
them in the midst of their unclean- 
nesses. 17 And there shall be no man 
in the tent of meeting when he goeth 
hi to make atonement in the holy 
place, until he come put, and have 
made atonement for himself, and for 
his household, and for all the assembly 
of Israel. 18 And he shall go out unto 
the altar that is before the LORD, 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. 19 And 
he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it 
with his finger seven times, and 
cleanse it, and hallow it from the un- 
cleannesses of the children of Israel. 
20 And when he hath made an end of 
atoning for the holy place, and the 
tent of meeting, and the altar, he 
shall present the live goat. a And 
Aaron shall lay both his hands upon 
the head of the live goat, and confess 
over him all the iniquities of the chil- 
dren of Israel, and all their transgres- 
sions, even all then* sins; and he shall 
put them upon the head of the goat, 
and shall send him away by the hand 
of an appointed man into the wilder- 
ness. ^And the goat shall bear upon 
him all their iniquities unto a land 
which is cut off; and he shall let go the 
goat in the wilderness. ^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. ^And he shall bathe 
his flesh in water in a holy place, 



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and put on his other vestments^ 
and come forth, and offer his burnt- 
offering and the burnt-offering of the 
people, and make atonement for him- 
self and for the people. 25 And the fat 
of the sin-offering shall he make 
smoke upon the altar. 26 And he that 
letteth go the goat for Azazel shall 
wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh 
in water, and afterward he may come 
into the camp. 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 without 
the camp; and they shall burn in the 
fire then* skins, and their flesh, and 
their dung. 28 And he that burneth 
them shall wash his clothes, and 
bathe his flesh in water, and after- 
ward he may come into the camp. 

29 And it shall be a statute for ever 
unto you: in the seventh month, on 
the tenth day of the month, ye shall 
afflict your souls, and shall do no 
manner of work, the home-born, or 
the stranger that sojourneth among 
you. 80 For on this day shall atone- 
ment be made for you, to cleanse you; 
from all your sins shall ye be clean 
before the LORD. 31 It is a sabbath of 
solemn rest unto you, and ye shall 
afflict your souls; it is a statute for 
ever, ^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. 33 And he shall make atone- 
ment for the most holy place, 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. 
^And this shall be an everlasting 
statute unto you, to make atone- 
ment for the children of Israel be- 



cause of all their sins once in the year ' 
And he did as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

"| *7 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
- 1 - ' saying: 2 Speak unto Aaron, and 
unto his sons, and unto all the children 
of Israel, and say unto them: This is 
the thing which the LORD hath com- 
manded, saying. 

3 What man soever there be of the 
house of Israel, that killeth an ox, 
or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or 
that killeth it without the camp, 
4 and hath not brought it unto the 
door of the tent of meeting, to 
present it as an offering unto the 
LORD before the tabernacle of the 
LORD, blood shall be imputed unto 
that man; he hath shed blood; and 
that man shall be cut off from among 



his people, 



the end that the 



children of Israel may bring their 
sacrifices, which they sacrifice in fhe 
open field, even that they may bring 
them unto the LORD, unto the door 
of the tent of meeting, unto the priest, 
and sacrifice them for sacrifices of 
peace-offerings unto the LORD. 6 And 
the priest shall dash the blood against 
the altar of the LORD at the door of 
the tent of meeting, and make the fat 
smoke for a sweet savour unto the 
LORD. ^ 7 And they shall no more sacri- 
fice their sacrifices unto the satyrs, after 
whom they go astray. This shall be 
a statute for ever unto them through- 
out their generations. 

8 And thou shalt say unto them: 
Whatsoever man there be of the 
louse of Israel, or of the strangers 
;hat sojourn among them, that of- 
"ereth a burnt-offering or sacrifice, 
'and bringeth it not unto the door of 
;he tent of meeting, to sacrifice it un- 
;o the LORD, even that man shall be 



U\J UU.O J\JS\U) CVGJJ. lOlOil 

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10 And whatsoever man there be of 
the house of Israel, or of the strangers 
that sojourn among them, that eateth 
any manner of blood, I will set My 
face against that soul that eateth 
blood, and will cut him off from among 
his people. u 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 
maketh atonement by reason of the 
hfe. ^Therefore I said unto the 
jchildren of Israel: No soul of you shall 
eat blood, neither shall any stranger 
that sojourneth among you eat blood. 

13 And whatsoever man there be of 
the children of Israel, or of the stran- 
gers that sojourn among them, that 
taketh in hunting any beast or fowl 
that may be eaten, he shall pour out 
the blood thereof, and cover it with 
dust. 14 For as to the life of all flesh, 
the blood thereof is all one with the 
life thereof; therefore I said unto the 
children of Israel: Ye shall eat the 
blood of no manner of flesh; for the 
life of all flesh is the blood thereof; 
whosoever eateth it shall be cut off. 
15 And every soul that eateth that 
which dieth of itself, or that which is 
torn of beasts, whether he be home- 
born or a stranger, he shall wash his 
clothes, and bathe himself in water, 
and be unclean until the even; then 
shall he be clean. 16 But if he wash 
them not, nor bathe his flesh, then he 
shall bear his iniquity. 

"j Q And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 2 Speak unto the children 
of Israel, and say unto them : 

I am the LORD your God. 3 After 
the doings of the land of Egypt, where- 
in ye dwelt, shall ye not do; and after 
the doings of the land 1 of Canaan, 
whither I bring you, shall ye not do; 
neither shall ye walk in their statutes. 



4 Mme ordinances shall ye do, and My 
statutes shall ye keep, to walk therein : 
I am the LORD your God. ^e shall 
therefore keep My statutes, and Mine 
ordinances, which if a man do, he shall 
live by them- 1 am the LORD. 

6 None of you shall approach to any 
that is near of kin to him, to uncover 
their nakedness: I am the LORD. 

7 The nakedness of thy father, and 
the nakedness of thy mother, shalt 
thou not uncover: she is thy mother; 
thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 

8 The nakedness of thy 'father's 
wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy 
father's nakedness. 

e nakedness of thy sister, the 
daughter of thy father, or the daugh- 
ter of thy mother, whether born at 
home, or born abroad, even their 
nakedness thou shalt not uncover. 

10 The nakedness of thy son's daugh- 
ter, or of thy daughter's daughter, 
even their nakedness thou shalt not 
uncover; for theirs is thine own naked- 



u The nakedness of thy father's 
wife's daughter, begotten of thy 
father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not 
uncover her nakedness. 

^Thou shalt not uncover the naked- 
ness of thy father's sister: she is thy 
father's near kinswoman. 

^Thou shalt not uncover the naked- 
ness of thy mother's sister; for she is 
thy mother's near kinswoman. 

14 Thou shalt not uncover the naked- 
ness of thy father's brother, thou 
shalt not approach to his wife: she 
is thine aunt. 

16 Thou shalt not uncover the naked- 
ness of thy daughter-in-law: she is 
thy son's wife; thou shalt not un- 
cover her nakedness. 

16 Thou shalt not uncover the naked- 
ness of thy brother's wife: it is thy 
brother's nakedness. 17 Thou shalt not 



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uncover the nakedness of a woman 
and her daughter; thou shalt not take 
her son's daughter, or her daughter's 
daughter, to uncover her nakedness* 
they are near kinswomen; it is lewd- 
ness. 18 And thou shalt not take a 
woman to her sister, to be a rival to 
her, to uncover her nakedness, beside 
the other in her life-time. 19 And thou 
shalt not approach unto a woman to 
uncover her nakedness, as long as she 
its impure by her uncleanness. 20 And 
thou shalt not lie carnally with thy 
neighbour's wife, to defile thyself 
with her. 21 And thou shalt not give 
any of thy seed to set them apart to 
Molech, neither shalt thou profane 
the name of thy God: I am the LORD. 
'- 2 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, 
as with womankind; it is abomination. 
'^And thou shalt not he with any beast 
to defile thyself therewith; neither 
shall any woman stand before a 
beast, to lie down thereto; it is per- 
version. 

24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of 
these things; for in all these the na- 
tions are defiled, which I cast out from 
before you. 25 And the land was de- 
nied, therefore I did visit the iniquity 
thereof upon it, and the land vomited 
out her inhabitants. 26 Ye therefore 
shall keep My statutes and Mine ordi- 
nances, and shall not do any of these 
abominations; neither the home-born, 
nor the stranger that soj ourneth among 
you 27 f or all these abominations have 
the men of the land done, that were 
before you, and the land is defiled 
28 that the land vomit not you out also, 
when ye defile it, as it vomited out 
the nation that was before you. 29 For 
whosoever shall do any of these abomi- 
nations, even the souls that do them 
shall be cut off from among their 
people. 30 Therefore shall ye keep My 
charge, that ye do not any of these 



abominable customs, which were done 
before you, and that ye defile not your- 
selves therein: I am the LORD your 
God. 



~| O And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
x ^ saying: 2 Speak unto all the con- 
gregation of the children of Israel, and 
say unto them: 

Ye shall be holy, for I the LORD 
your God am holy. 3 Ye shall fear 
every man his mother, and his father, 
and ye shall keep My sabbaths * I am 
the LORD your God. 4 Turn ye not 
unto the idols, nor make to yourselves 
molten gods I am the LORD your 
God. 

6 And when ye offer a sacrifice of 
peace-offerings unto the LORD, ye shall 
offer it that ye may be accepted. 6 It 
shall be eaten the same day ye offer 
it, and on the morrow, and if aught 
remain until the third day, it shall be 
burnt with fire. 7 And if it be eateii 
at all on the third day, it is a vile 
thing; it shall not be accepted. 8 But 
every one that eateth it shall bear 
his iniquity, because he hath pro-, 
faned the holy thing of the LORD; and ' 
that soul shall be cut off from his 
people. 

9 And when ye reap the harvest of 
your land, thou shalt not wholly reap 
the corner of thy field, neither shalt 
thou gather the gleaning of thy har- 
vest. 10 And thou shalt not glean thy 
vineyard, neither shalt thou gather 
the fallen fruit of thy vineyard; thou 
shalt leave them for the poor and for 
the stranger I am the LORD your God. 
n Ye shall not steal; neither shall ye 
deal falsely, nor He one to another. 
12 And j* shall not swear by My name 
Falsely, so that thou profane the name 
of thy God. I am the LORD. 13 Thou 
shalt not oppress thy neighbour, nor 
rob him, the wages of a hired servant 



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shall not abide with thee all night 
until the morning. 14 Thou shalt not 
curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling- 
block before the blind, but thou shalt 
fear thy God* I am the LORD. 15 Ye 
shall do no unrighteousness in judg- 
ment; thou shalt not respect the per- 
son of the poor, nor favour the person 
of the mighty; but in righteousness 
shalt thou judge thy neighbour. 
16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a 
talebearer among thy people; neither 
shalt thou stand idly by the blood of 
thy neighbour * I am the LORD . 17 Thou 
shalt not hate thy brother in thy 
heart; thou shalt surely rebuke thy 
neighbour, and not bear sin because 
of him. 18 Thou shalt not take ven- 
geance, nor bear any grudge against the 
children of "thy people, but thou shalt 
love thy neighbour as thyself. I am 
the LORD. 19 Ye shall keep My stat- 
utes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle 
gender with a diverse kind; thou 
shalt not sow thy field with two kinds 
of seed; neither shall there come upon 
thee a garment of two kinds of stuff 
mingled together. 20 And whosoever 
lieth carnally with a woman, that is a 
bondmaid, designated for a man, and 
not at all redeemed, nor was freedom 
given her; there shall be inquisition; 
they shall not be put to death, be- 
cause she was not free. 2I And he shall 
bring his forfeit unto the LORD, unto 
the door of the tent of meeting, even 
a ram for a guilt-offering. 22 And the 
priest shall make atonement for him 
with the ram of the guilt-offering 
before the LORD for his sin which he 
hath sinned; and he shall be forgiven 
for his sin which he hath sinned. 

23 And when ye shall come into the 
land, and shall have planted all man- 
ner of trees for food, then ye shall 
count the fruit thereof as forbidden; 
three years shall it be as forbidden 



unto you; it shall not be eaten. 
hi the fourth year all the fruit thereof 
shall be holy, for giving praise unto 
the LORD. 25 But in the fifth year may 
ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may 
yield, unto you more richly the in- 
crease thereof I am the LORD your 
God. 26 Ye shall not eat with the 
blood; neither shall ye practise divina- 
tion nor soothsaying. 27 Ye shall not 
round the corners of your 'heads, 
neither shalt thou mar the corners of 
thy beard. 28 Ye shall not make any 
cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor 
imprint any marks upon you. I am 
the LORD. 29 Profane not thy daugh- 
ter, to make her a harlot, lest the land 
fall into harlotry, and the land be- 
come full of lewdness. 30 Ye shall keep 
My sabbaths, and reverence My sanc- 
tuary: I am the LORD. 31 Turn ye not 
unto the ghosts, nor unto familiar 
spirits; seek them not out, to be de- 
filed by them* I am the LORD your 
God. 32 Thou shalt rise up before the 
hoary head, and honour the face of the 
old man, and thou shalt feir thy God: 
I am the LORD. ^And if a stranger 
sojourn with thee in your land, ye 
shall not .do him wrong. 34 The 
stranger that sojourneth with you 
shall be unto you as the home-born 
among you, and thou shalt love him 
as thyself; for ye were strangers in the 
land of Egypt I am the LORD your 
God. ^Ye shall do no unrighteousness 
in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or 
in measure. 36 Just balances, just 
weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, 
all ye have: I arn the LORD your 
God, who brought you out of the land 
of Egypt. 37 And ye shall observe all 
My statutes, and all Mine ordinances, 
and do them* I am the LORD. 
OA And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 2 Moreover, thou shalt 
say to the children of Israel: 



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Whosoever he be of the children of 
Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn 
in Israel, that giveth of his seed unto 
Molech; he shall surely be put to 
death; the people of the land shall 
stone him with stones. 3 I also .will 
set My face against that man, and 
will cut him off from among his people, 
because he hath given of his seed unto 
Molech, to defile My sanctuary, and to 
profane My holy name. 4 And if the 
people of lie land do at all hide their 
eyes from that man, when he giveth 
of his seed unto Molech, and put him 
not to death; 6 then I will set My face 
against that man, and against his 
family, and will cut him off, and all 
that go astray after him, to go astray 
after Molech, from among their people. 
And the soul that turneth unto the 
ghosts, and unto the familiar spirits, 
to go astray after them, I will even 
set My face against that soul, and will 
cut him off from among his people. 
7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and 
be ye holy: for I am the LORD your 
God. 8 An4 keep ye My statutes, and 
do them: I am the LORD who sanctify 
you. 9 For whatsoever man there be 
that curseth his father or .his mother 
shall surely be put to death; he hath 
cursed his father or his mother- his 
blood shall be upon him. 10 And the 
man that committeth adultery with 
another man's wife, even he that com- 
mitteth adultery with his neighbour's 
wife, both the adulterer and the 
adulteress shall surely be put to death. 
11 And the "rnn.in that lieth with his 
father's wife he hath uncovered his 
father's nakedness both of them 
shall surely be put to death; their 
blood shall be upon them. ^And if a 
man lie with his daughter-in-law, both 
of them shall surely be put to death; 
they have wrought corruption; their 
blood shall be upon them. 13 And if a 



man lie with mankind, as with woman- 
kind, both of them have committed 
abomination: they shall surely be 
'put to death; their blood shall be 
upon them. 14 And if a man take with 
his wife also her mother, it is wicked- 
ness: they shall be burnt with fire, 
both he and they; that there be no 
wickedness among you. 15 And if a 
man lie with a beast, he shall surely 
be put to death; and ye shall slay the 
beast. 16 And if a woman approach 
unto any beast, and he down thereto, 
thou shalt kill the woman, and the 
beast: they shall surely be put to 
death; their blood shall be upon them. 
l7 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 hath uncovered his sister's naked- 
ness; he shall bear his iniquity. 18 And 
if a man shall lie with a woman having 
her sickness, and shall uncover her 
nakedness he hath made naked her 
fountain, and she hath uncovered the 
fountain of her blood both of them 
shall be cut off from among their 
people. 19 And thou shalt not un- 
cover the nakedness of thy mother's 
sister, nor of thy father's sister; for he 
hath made naked his near kin; they 
shall bear then* iniquity. 20 And if a 
man shall lie with his uncle's wife- 
be hath uncovered his uncle's naked- 
ness they shall bear their sin; they 
shall die childless. ^And if a man 
shall take his brother's wife, it is 
impurity: he hath uncovered his 
brother's nakedness; they shall be 
ihildless. 

M Ye shaft therefore keep all My 
statutes, and all Mine ordinances, 
and do them, that the land, whither 
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you not out. 23 And ye shall not walk 
in the customs of the nation, which I 
am casting out before you; for they 
did all these things, and therefore I 
abhorred them. 24 But I have said 
unto you : ' Ye shall inherit their land, 
and I will give it unto you to possess 
it, a land flowing with milk and honey.' 
I am the LORD your God, who have 
set you apart from the peoples. 
25 Ye shall therefore separate between 
the clean beast and the unclean, and 
between the unclean fowl and the 
clean; and ye shall not make your 
souls detestable by beast, or by fowl, 
or by any thing wherewith the 
ground teemeth, which I have set 
apart for you to hold unclean. 26 And 
ye shall be holy "unto Me; for I the 
LORD am holy, and have set you 
apart from the peoples, that ye should 
be Mine. 

27 A man also or a woman that 
diyineth by a ghost or a familiar 
spirit, shall surely be put to death; 
they shall stone them with stones; 
their blood shall be upon them. 



O -j And the LORD 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; 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; 3 and for his sister a 
virgin, that is near unto him, that 
hath had no husband, for her may 
he defile himself. 4 He shall not 
defile himself, being a chief man 
among his people, to profane himself. 
*They shall not make baldness upon 
their head, neither shall they shave off 
the corners of their beard, nor make 
any cuttings in their flesh. 6 They 



shall be holy unto their God, and not 
profane the name of their God; for 
the offerings of the LORD made by 
fire, the bread of their God, they do 
offer; therefore they shall be holy. 
7 They shall not take a woman that is 
a harlot, or profaned; neither shall 
they take a woman put away from her 
husband; for he is holy unto his God. 
8 Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; 
for he offereth the bread of fchy God; 
he shall be holy unto thee; for I the 
LORD, who sanctify you, am holy. 
9 And the daughter of any priest, if 
she profane herself by playing the 
harlot, she profaneth her father: 
she shall be burnt with fire. 

10 And ^the priest that is highest 
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; "neither 
shall he go in to any dead body, nor 
defile himself for his father, or for his 
mother; 12 nerther shall he go out of tne 
sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary 
of his God; for the consecration of the 
anointing oil of his God is upon him: 
I am the LORD. ^And he shall take 
a wife in her virginity. 14 A widow, 
or one divorced, or a profaned woman, 
or a harlot, these shall he not take; 
but a virgin of his own people shall 
he take to wife. 15 And he shall not 
profane his seed among his people; 
for I am the LORD who sanctify him. 

16 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 17 Speak unto Aaron, saying: 

Whosoever he be of thy seed through- 
out their generations that hath a 
blemish, let him not approach to offer 
the bread of his God. 18 For whatso- 
ever man he be that hath a blemish, 
he shall not approach: a blind man, 
or a lame, or he that hath any thing 
maimed, or anything too long, 



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19 or a man that is broken-footed, or 
broken-handed, 20 or crook-backed, 
or a dwarf, or that hath his eye 
overspread, or is scabbed, or scurvy, 
or hath his stones crushed; ^no man of 
the seed of Aaron the priest, that 
hath a blemish, shall come nigh to 
offer the offerings of the LORD made 
by fire; he hath a blemish; he shall 



not come 



to offer the bread of 



his God. ^He may eat the bread of 
his God, both of the most holy, and 
of the holy. ^Only he shall not go in 
unto the veil, nor come nigh unto the 
altar, because he hath a blemish; 
that he profane not My holy places; 
for I am the LOED who sanctify them. 
^So Moses spoke unto Aaron, and to 
his sons, and unto all the children of 
Israel. 

O O And the LOED spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 2 Speak unto Aaron and 
to his sons, that they separate them- 
selves from the holy things of the chil- 
dren of Israel, which they hallow unto 
Me, and that they profane not My holy 
name : I am the LOED. 3 Say unto them : 
Whosoever he be of all your seed 
throughout your generations, that 
approacheth unto the holy things, 
which the children of Israel hallow 
unto the LOED, having his uncleanness 
upon him, that soul shall be cut off 
from before Me: I am the LOED. 
4 What man soever of the seed of 
Aaron is a leper, or hath an issue, he 
shall not eat of the holy things, 
until he be clean. And whoso touch- 
eth any one that is unclean by the 
dead; or from whomsoever the flow 
of seed goeth out; 6 or whosoever 
toucheth any swarming thing, where- 
by he may be made unclean, or a 
man of whom he may take unclean- 
ness, whatsoever uncleanness he 
hath; Hhe soul that toucheth any 
such shall be unclean until the even, 



and shall not eat of the holy things, 
unless he bathe his flesh in water. 
7 And when the sun is down, h6 shall 
be clean; and afterward he may eat 
of the holy things, because it is his 
bread. 8 That which dieth of itself, 
or is torn of beasts, he shall not 
eat to defile himself therewith: I 
am the LOED. 9 They shall therefore 
keep My charge, lest they bear sin 
for it, and die therein, if they profane 
it: I am the LOED who sanctify them. 
10 There shall no a common man eat 
of the holy thing; a tenant of a priest, 
or a hired servant, shall not eat of 
the holy thing. u But if a priest buy 
any soul, the purchase of Ms money, 
he may eat of it; and such as are 
born in his house, they may eat of 



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his bread. 12 And if a priest's daughter 
be married unto a common man, 
she shall not eat of that which is 
set apart from the holy things. 
w But if a priest's daughter be a 
widow, or divorced, and have no 
child, and is returned unto her 
father's house, as in her youth, 
she may eat of her father's bread; 
but there shall no common man 
eat thereof. 14 And if a man eat of 
the holy thing through error, then 
he shall put the fifth part thereof 
unto it, and shall give unto the priest 
the holy thing. 15 And they shall not 
profane the holy things of the children 
of Israel, wMch they set apart unto 
the LOED; 16 and so cause them to 
bear the iniquity that bringeth guilt, 
when they eat their holy things; 
for I am the LOED who sanctify them. 

17 And the LOED spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 18 Speak unto Aaron, and to 
lis sons, and unto all the children of 
[srael, and say unto them: 

Whosoever he be of the house of 
[srael, or of the strangers in Israel, 
that bringeth his offering, whether it 



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23.11 



be any of their vows, or any of their 
freewill-offerings, which are brought 
unto the LORD for a burnt-offering; 
19 that ye may be accepted, ye shall 
offer a male without blemish, of the 
beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats. 
20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, that 
shall ye not bring; for it shall not be 
acceptable for you. 2l And whosoever 
bringeth a sacrifice of peace-offerings 
unto the LOKD in fulfilment of a vow 
clearly uttered, 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. ^Blind, 
or broken, or maimed, or having a 
wen, or scabbed, or scurvy, ye shall 
vnot offer these unto the LORD, nor 
make an offering by fire of them upon 
the altar unto the LORD. ^Either a 
bullock or a lamb that hath any thing 
too long or too short, that mayest 
thou offer for a freewill-offering; but 
for a vow it shall not be accepted. 
^That which hath its stones bruised, 
or crushed, or torn, or cut, ye shall 
not offer unto the LORD; neither shall 
ye do thus in your land. 26 Neither 
from the hand of a foreigner shall 
ye offer the bread of your God of 
any of these, because their corrup- 
tion is in them, there is a blemish 
in them; they shall not be accepted 
for you. ( 

26 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 

27 When a bullock, or a sheep, or a 
goat, is brought forth, then it shall be 
seven days under the dam; but from 
the eighth day and thenceforth it may 
be accepted for an offering made by 
fire unto the LORD. 28 And whether 
it be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it 
and its young both in one day. 29 And 
when ye sacrifice a sacrifice of thanks- 
giving unto the LORD, ye shall sacrifice 
it that ye may be accepted. 30 0n the 



same day it shall be eaten; ye shall 
leave none of it until the morning: I 
am the LORD. 31 And ye shall keep My 
commandments, and do them : I atn the 
LORD. S2 And ye shall not profane My 
holy name; but I will be hallowed 
among the children of Israel: I am the 
LORD who hallow you, ^that brought 
you out of the land of Egypt, to be 
your God: I am the LORD. 

00 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 2 Speak unto the children 

of Israel, and say unto them: 

The appointed seasons of the LORD, 
which ye shall proclaim to be holy con- 
vocations, even these are My appointed 
seasons. s Six days shall work be done; 
but on the seventh day is a sabbath 
of solemn rest, a holy convocation^ ye 
shall do no manner of work; it is a 
sabbath unto the LORD in all your 
dwellings. 

^hese are the appointed seasons of 
the LORD, even holy^ convocations, 
which ye shall proclaim in their ap- 
pointed season. 5 In the first month, 
on the fourteenth day of the month 
at dusk, is the LORD'S passover. 6 And 
on the fifteenth day of the same month 
is the feast of unleavened bread unto 
the LORD; seven days ye shall eat un- 
leavened bread. In the first day ye 
shall have a holy convocation; ye shall 
do no manner of servile work. 8 And 
ye shall bring an offering made by fire 
unto the LORD seven days; in the 
seventh day is a holy convocation; ye 
shall do no manner of servile work. 

9 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 10 Speak unto the children of 
Israel, and say unto them: 

When ye are come into the land which 

1 give unto you, and shall reap the har- 
vest thereof, then ye shall bring the 
sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest 
unto the priest. u And he shall wave 



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the sheaf before the LOUD, to be 
accepted for you; on the morrow 
after the sabbath the priest shall 
wave it. 12 And in the day when ye 
wave the sheaf, ye shall offer a he- 
lamb without blemish of the first 
year for a burnt-offering unto the 
LORD. 13 And the meal-offering there- 
of shall be two tenth parts of an 
ephah of fine flour mingled with oil, 
an offering made by fire unto the 
LORD for a sweet savour; and the 
drink-offering thereof shall be of wine, 
the fourth part of a hin. 14 And ye 
shall eat neither bread, nor parched 
corn, nor fresh ears, until this selfsame 
day, until ye have brought the offer- 
ing of your God; it is a statute for 
ever throughout your generations in 
all your dwellings. 

15 And ye shall count unto you from 
the morrow after the May of rest, 
from the day that ye brought the 
sheaf of the waving; seven weeks 
shall there be complete; 16 even unto 
the morrow after the seventh week 
shall ye number fifty days; and ye 
shall present a new meal-offering 
unto the LORD. 17 Ye shall bring out 
of your dwellings 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 the LORD. 18 And ye shall present 
with the bread seven lambs without 
blemish of the first year, and one 
young bullock, and two rams; they 
shall be a burnt-offering unto the 
LORD, with their meal-offering, and 
their drink-offerings, even an offering 
made by fire, of a sweet savour 
unto the LORD. 19 And,ye shall offer 
one he-goat for a sin-offering, and 
two he-lambs of the first year for a 
sacrifice of peace-offerings. 20 And 
the priest shall wave them with the 
bread of the first-fruits for a wave- 



offering before the LORD, with the 
two lambs; they shall be holy to the 
LORD for the priest. 21 And ye shall 
make proclamation on the selfsame 
day; there shall be a holy convoca- 
tion unto you; ye shall do no manner 
of servile work; it is a statute for 
ever in all your dwellings throughout 
your generations. 

22 And when ye reap the harvest 
of your land, thou shalt not wholly 
reap the corner of thy field, neither 
shalt thou gather the gleaning of thy 
harvest; thou shalt leave them for 
the poor, and for the stranger I 
am the LORD your God. 

^And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 24 Speak unto the children of 
Israel, saying: 

In the 'seventh month, in the first 
day of the month, shall be a solemn rest 
unto you, a memorial proclaimed with 
the blast of horns, a holy convocation. 
25 Ye -shall do no manner of servile 
work; and ye shall bring an offering 
made by fire unto the LORD. 

d the LORD spoke unto Moses, 



Heb. sabbath. 
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saying 



27 Howbeit on the tenth day of this 
seventh month is the day of atone- 
ment; there shall be a holy convoca- 
tion unto you, and ye shall afflict 
your souls; and ye shall bring an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD. 
28 And ye shall do no manner of work 
in that same day; for it is a day of 
atonement, to make atonement for 
you before the LORD your God. 
29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall 
not be afflicted in that same day, he 
shall be cut off from his people. 
30 And whatsoever soul it be that docth 
any manner of work in that same day, 
that soul will I destroy from among 
his people. 31 Ye shall do no manner 
of work; it is a statute for ever 
throughout your generations in all 



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24.10 



your dwellings. ^It shall be unto you 
a sabbath of solemn rest, and ye 
shall afflict your souls; in the ninth 
day of the month at even, from even 
unto even, shall ye keep your sabbath. 

33 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: ^Speak unto the children of 
Israel, saying: 

On the fifteenth day of this seventh 
month is the feast of tabernacles for 
seven days unto the LORD. 35 0n the 
first day shall be a holy convocation; 
ye shall do no manner of servile work. 
36 Seven days ye shall bring an offering 
made by fire unto the LORD; on the 
eighth day shall be a holy convoca- 
tion unto you; and ye shall bring an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD; 
it is a day of solemn assembly; ye 
shall do no manner of servile work. 

37 These are the appointed seasons 
of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim 
to be holy convocations, to bring an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD, a 
burnt-offering, and a meal-offering, 
a sacrifice, and drink-offerings, each 
on its own day; 38 beside the sabbaths 
of the LORD, and beside your gifts, 
and beside all your Vows, and be- 
side all your freewill-offerings, which 
ye give unto the LORD. 

39 Howbeit on the fifteenth day of 
the seventh month, when ye have 
gathered in the fruits of the land, ye 
shall keep the feast of the LORD 
seven days; on the first day shall be a 
solemn rest, and on the eighth day 
shall be a solemn rest. 40 And ye 
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 
ye shall rejoice before the LORD your 
God seven days. ^And ye shall keep 
it a feast unto the LORD seven 
days in the year; it is a statute for 
ever in your generations; ye shall 



keep it in the seventh month. 
shall dwell in booths seven days; 
all that are home-bora in Israel 
shall dwell in booths; ^hat your 
generations may know that I made the 
children of Israel to dwell in booths, 
when I brought them out of the land 
of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. 
^And Moses declared unto the 
children of Israel the appointed 
seasons of the LORD. 

O A And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 2C Command the children 
of Israel, that they bring unto thee 
pure olive oil beaten for the light, to 
cause a lamp to burn continually. 
3 Without the veil of the testimony, in 
the tent of meeting, shall Aaron order 
it from evening to morning before the 
LORD continually; it shall be a statute 
for ever throughout your generations. 
4 He shall order the lamps upon the pure 
candlestick before the LORD contin- 
ually. 

5 And thou shalt take fine flour, 
and bake twelve cakes thereof: two 
tenth parts of an ephah shall be in 
one cake. 6 And thou shalt set them 
in two rows, six in a row, upon the 
pure table "before the LORD. 7 And 
thou shalt put pure frankincense 
with each row, that it may be to the 
bread for a memorial-part, even an 
offering made by fire unto the LORD. 
8 Every sabbath day he shall set it in 
order before the LORD continually; 
it is from the children of Israel, an 
everlasting covenant. 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 the LORD made by fire, a perpetual 
due/ 



10 And the son of an Israelitish 
woman, whose father was an Egyp- 



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tian, went out among the children of 
Israel; and the son of the Israelitish 
woman and a man of Israel strove 
together in the camp. u And the son 
of the Israehtish woman blasphemed 
the Name, and cursed; and they 
brought him unto Moses. And his 
mother's name was Shelomith, the 
daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. 
^And they put him in ward, that it 
might be declared unto them at the 
mouth of the LORD. 

^And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 14 'Bring forth him that hath 
cursed without the camp; and let all 
that heard him lay their hands upon 
his head, and let all the congregation 
stone him. 15 And thou shalt speak 
unto the children of Israel, saying 
Whosoever curseth his God shall 
bear his sin. 16 And he that blas- 
phemeth the name of the LORD, he 
shall surely be put to ^death; ah 1 the 
congregation shall certainly stone him; 
as well the stranger, as the home-born, 
when he blasphemeth the Name, shall 
be put to death. 17 And he that smit- 
eth any man mortally shall surely be 
put to death. 18 And he that smiteth 
a beast mortally shall make it good: 
life for life. 19 And if a man maim 
his neighbour; as he hath done, so 
shall it be done to him: 20 breach for 
breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; 
as he hath maimed a man, so shall it 
be rendered unto him. 21 And he that 
killeth a beast shall make it good; and 
he that killeth a man shall be put to 
death. ^Ye shall have one manner of 
law, as well for the stranger, as for 
the home-born; for I am the LORD 
your God.' ^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 the LORD commanded Moses. 



O 



And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
in mount Sinai, saying: 2 Speak 
unto the children of Israel, and say 
unto them: 

When ye come into the land which 
I give you, then shall the land keep 
a sabbath unto the LORD. 3 Six years 
thou shalt sow thy field, and six years 
thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and 
gather in the produce thereof. 4 But 
m the seventh year shall be a sab- 
bath of solemn rest for the land, a 
sabbath unto the LORD; thou shalt 
neither sow thy field, nor prune thy 
vineyard, ^hat which groweth of 
itself of thy harvest thou shalt not 
reap, and the grapes of thy undressed 
vine thou shalt not gather; it shall 
be a year of solemn rest for the land 
6 And the sabbath-produce of the land 
shall be for food for you: for thee, 
and for thy servant and for thy maid, 
and for thy hired servant and for 
the settler by thy side that sojourn 
with thee; 7 and for thy cattle, and 
for the beasts that are in thy land, 
shall all the increase thereof be for 
food. 

8 And thou shalt number seven sab- 
baths of years unto thee, seven times 
seven years; and there shall be unto 
thee the days of seven sabbaths of 
years, even forty and nine years. 
9 Then shalt thou make proclamation 
with the blast of the horn on the tenth 
day of the seventh month; in the day 
of atonement shall ye make proclama- 
tion with the horn throughout all 
your land. 10 And ye shall hallow the 
fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty 
throughout the land unto all the in- 
habitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee 
unto you; and ye shall return every 
man unto his possession, and ye shall 
return every man unto^ his family. 
"A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be 



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unto you; ye shall not sow, neither 
reap that which groweth of itself in 
it, nor gather the grapes in it of the 
undressed vines. -^For it is a jubilee; 
it shall be holy unto you; ye shall eat 
the increase thereof out of the field. 
13 In this year of jubilee ye shall re- 
turn every man unto his possession. 
14 And if thou sell aught unto thy 
neighbour, or buy of thy neighbour's 
hand, ye shall not wrong one another. 
"According to the number of years 
after the jubilee thou shalt buy of 
thy neighbour, and according unto 
the number of years of the crops he 
shall sell unto thee. 16 According to 
the multitude of the years thou shalt 
increase the price thereof, and accord- 
ing to the fewness of the years thou 
shalt diminish the price of it; for the 
number of crops doth he sell unto 
thee. 17 And ye shall not wrong one 
another; but thou shalt fear thy God; 
for I am the LORD your God. 18 Where- 
fore ye shall do My statutes, and 
keep Mine ordinances and do them; 
and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. 
19 And the land shall yield her fruit, 
and ye shall eat until ye have enough, 
and dwell therein in safety. 20 And 
if ye shall say: 'What shall we eat 
the seventh year? behold, we may 
not sow, nor gather in our increase'; 
^then I will command My blessing 
upon you in the sixth year, and it 



[ bring forth produce for the three 
years. ^And ye shall sow the eighth 
year, and eat of the produce, the old 
store; until the ninth year, until her 
produce come in, ye shall eat the old 
store. ^And the land shall not be 
sold in perpetuity; for the land is 
Mine; for ye are strangers and settlers 
with Me. ^And in all the land of your 
possession ye shall grant a redemp- 
tion for the land. 
^If thy brother be waxen poor, and 



sell some of his possession, then shall 
his kinsman that is next unto him 
come, and shall redeem that which 
his brother hath sold, 26 And if a man 
have no one to redeem it, and he 
be waxen rich and find sufficient means 
to redeem it; 27 then let him count the 
years of the sale thereof, and restore 
the overplus unto the man to whom he 
sold it; and he shall return unto his 
possession. 28 But if he have not 
sufficient means to get it back for 
himself, then that which he hath sold 
shall remain in the hand of him that 
hath bought it until the year of jubi- 
lee; and in the jubilee it shall go out, 
and he shall return unto his posses- 
sion. 

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. 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. 3l But the 
houses of the villages which have no 
wall round about them shall be reck- 
oned with the fields of the country; 
they may be redeemed, and they shall 
go out in the jubilee. 32 But as for 
the cities of the Levites, the houses 
of the cities of their possession, the 
Levites shall have a perpetual right 
of redemption. ^An;! if a man pur- 
chase of the Levites, then the house 
that was sold in the city of his posses- 
sion, shall go out in the jubilee; for 
the houses of the cities of the Levites 
are their possession among the chil- 
dren of Israel. ^But the fields of the 
open land about their cities may not* 
be sold; for that is their perpetual 
possession. 



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35 And if thy brother be waxen poor, 
and his means fail with thee; then 
thou shalt uphold him: as a stranger 
and a settler shall he live with thee. 
36 Take th6u no interest of him or in- 
crease; but fear thy God; that thy 
brother may live with thee. 37 Thou 
shalt not give him thy money up- 
on interest, nor give Mm thy vict- 
uals for increase. 38 I am the LORD 
your God, who brought you forth 
out of the land of Egypt, to give 
you the land of Canaan, to be your 
God. 

39 And if thy brother be waxen poor 
with thee, and sell himself unto thee, 
thou shalt not make him to serve as 
a bondservant. 40 As a hired servant, 
and as a settler, he shall be with 
thee; he shall serve with thee unto 
the year of jubilee. ^Then shall he 
go out from thee, he and his children 
with him, and shall return unto his 
own family, and unto the possession 
of his fathers shall he return. ^For 
they are My servants, whom I brought 
forth out of the land of Egypt; they 
shall not be sold as bondmen. ^Thou 
shalt not rule over him with rigour; 
but shalt fear thy God. **And as for 
thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, 
whom thou mayest have: of the nations 
that are round about you, of them 
shall ye buy bondmen and bond- 
maids. ^Moreover of the children 
of the strangers that do sojourn 
among you, of them may ye buy, 
and of their families that are with 
you, which they have begotten ha 
your land; and they may be your 
possession. ^And ye may make them 
an inheritance for your children after 
you, to hold for a possession: of them 
may ye take your bondmen for ever; 
but over your brethren the children 
of Israel ye shall not rule, one over ! 
another, with rigour. 



47 And if a stranger who is a settler 
with thee be waxen rich, and thy 
brother be waxen poor beside him, 
and sell himself unto the stranger 
who is "a settler with thee, or to the 
offshoot of a stranger's family, ^after 
that he is sold he may be redeemed; 
one of his brethren may redeem him; 
49 or his uncle, or his uncle's son, may 
redeem him, or any that is nigh of 
kin unto him of his family may re- 
deem him; or if he be waxen rich, he 
may redeem himself. 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 accord- 
ing unto the number of years; accord- 
ing to the time of a hired servant shall 
he be with him. a lf 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. 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. ^As a serv- 
ant hired year by year shall he be 
with him; he shall not rule with rigour 
over him in thy sight. ^And if he 
be not redeemed by any of these 
means, then he shall go out in the 
year of jubilee, he, and his children 
with him. ^For unto Me the chil- 
dren of Israel are servants; they are 
My servants whom I brought forth 
out of the land of Egypt: I am the 
LORD your God. 

^J Ye shall make you no idols, 
u neither shall ye rear you up a 
graven image, or a pillar, neither 
shall ye place any figured stone in 
your land, to bow down unto it; for 
I am the LORD your God. 2 Ye shall 
keep My sabbaths, and reverence My 
sanctuary: I am the LORD, 



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Tipm 

3 If ye walk in My statutes, and keep 
My commandments, and do them; 
Hhen I will give your rains in their 
season, and the land shall yield her 
produce, and the trees of the field 
shall yield their fruit. 5 And your 
threshing shall reach unto the vintage, 
and^ the vintage shall reach unto the 
sowing time; and ye shall eat your 
bread until ye have enough, and 
dwell m your land safely. 6 And I 
will give peace in the land, and ye 
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 
7 And ye shall chase your enemies, 
and they shall fall before you by the 
sword. 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. 
9 And I will have respect unto you, and 
make you fruitful, and multiply you; 
and will establish My covenant with 
you. 10 And ye shall eat old store 
long kept, and ye shall bring forth 
the old from before the new. u And 
I will set My tabernacle among you, 
and My soul shall not abhor you. 
^And I will walk among you, and will 
be your God, and ye shall be My 
people. M I am the LORD your God, 
who brought you forth out of the land 
of Egypt, that ye should not be their 
bondmen; and I have broken the bars 
of your yoke, and made you go up- 
right. 

14 But if ye will not hearken unto 
Me, and will not do all these com- 
mandments; "and if ye shall reject 
My statutes, and if your soul abhor 
Mine ordinances, so that ye will not 
do all My commandments, but break 
My covenant; 16 I also will do this unto 



you: I will appoint terror over you, 
even consumption and fever, that 
shall make the eyes to fail, and the 
soul to languish; and ye shall sow 
your seed in vain, for your enemies 
shall eat it. 17 And I will set My^face 
against you, and ye shall be smitten 
before your enemies; they that hate 
you shall rule over you; and ye shall 
flee when none pursueth you. 18 And 
if ye will not yet for these things 
hearken unto Me, then I will chastise 
you seven times more for your sins. 
19 And I will break the pride of your 
power; and I will make your heaven 
as iron, and your earth as brass. 
20 And your strength shall be spent in 
vain; for your land shall not yield 
her produce, neither shall the trees 
of the land yield their fruit. 21 And 
if ye walk contrary unto Me, and will 
not hearken unto Me; I will bring 
seven times more Blagues upon you 
according to your sins. ^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. ^And if in 
spite of these things ye will not be 
corrected unto Me, but will walk con- 
trary unto Me; ^hen will I also walk 
contrary unto you; and I will smite 
you, even I, seven times for your sins. 
^And I will bring a sword upon you, 
that shall execute the vengeance of 
the covenant; and ye shall be gathered 
together within your cities; and I 
win send the pestilence among you; 
and ye shall be delivered into the 
hand of the enemy. 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 ye shall eat, and not be 
satisfied. 
27 And if ye will not for all this 



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hearken unto Me, but walk contrary 
unto Me; 2 Hhen I will walk contrary 
unto you in fury; and I also will 
chastise you seven times for your sins. 
29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your 
sons, and the flesh of your daughters 
shall ye eat. 30 And I will destroy your 
high places, and cut down your sun- 
pillars, and cast your carcasses upon 
the carcasses of your idols; and My 
soul shall abhor you. 31 And I will 
make your cities a waste, and will 
bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, 
and I will not smell the savour of 
your sweet odours. 32 And I will 
bring the land into desolation; and 
your enemies that dwell therein shall 
be astonished at it. ^And you will 
I scatter among the nations, and I 
will draw out the sword after you; 
and your land shall be a desola- 
tion, and your cities shall be a waste. 
34 Then shall the land be paid her sab- 
baths, as long as it heth desolate, and 
ye are in your enemies' land; even 
then shall the land rest, and repay 
her sabbaths. 35 As long as it hcth 
desolate it shall have rest; even the 
rest which it had not in your sab- 
baths, when ye dwelt upon it. 
36 And as for them that are left of 
you, I will send a f aintness 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 fleeth from the sword; and they 
shall fall when none pursueth. 37 And 
they shall stumble one upon another, 
as it were before the sword, when 
none pursueth; and ye shall have no 
power to stand before your enemies 
38 And ye shall perish among the na- 
tions, and the land of your enemies 
shall eat you up. 39 And they that are 
left of you shall pine away in their 
iniquity in your ^enemies' lands; and 
also in the iniquities of their fathers 



shall they pine away with them. 
40 And they shall confess their iniquity, 
and the iniquity of' their fathers, in 
their treachery which they committed 
against Me, and also that they have 
walked contrary unto Me. 41 I also 
will walk contrary unto them, and 
bring them into the land of their 
enemies; if then perchance their un- 
circumcised heart be humbled, and 
they then be paid the punishment of 
their iniquity; ^then will I remember 
My covenant with Jacob, and also 
My covenant with Isaac, and also My 
covenant with Abraham will I remem- 
ber; and I will remember the land. 
^For the land shall he forsaken without 
them, and shall be paid her sabbaths, 
while she lieth desolate without them; 
and they shall be paid the punishment 
of their iniquity; because, even be- 
cause they rejected Mine ordinances, 
and their soul abhorred My statutes. 
^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 the 
I>RD their God. 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 the LORD. 

46 These are the statutes and or- 
dinances and laws, which the LORD 
made between Him and the children 
of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand 
of Moses. 

O 7 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
^ ' saying: 2 Speak unto the chil- 
dren of Israel, and say unto them- 

When a man shall clearly utter 
a vow of persons unto the LORD, 
according to thy valuation, s then 
thy valuation shall be for the male 



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from twenty years old even unto 
sixty years old, even thy valuation 
shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary. 4 And if 
it be a female, then thy valuation 
shall be thirty shekels. 5 And if it be 
from five years old even unto twenty 
years old, then thy valuation shall be 
for the male twenty shekels, and for 
the female ten shekels. 6 And if it 
be from a month old even unto five 
years old, then thy valuation shall be 
for the male five shekels of silver, 
and for the female thy valuation shall 
be three shekels of silver. 7 And if it 
be from sixty years old and upward 
if it be a male, then thy valuation 
shall be fifteen shekels, and for the 
female ten shekels. 8 But if he be too 
poor for thy valuation, then he shall be 
set before the priest, and the priest shall 
value him; according to the means of 
him that vowed shall the priest value 
him. 

9 And if it be a beast, whereof men 
bring an offering unto the LORD, all 
that any man -giveth of such unto 
the LORD shall be holy. 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. n And if it be 
any unclean beast, of which they 
may not bring an offering unto the 
LORD, then he shall set the beast be- 
fore the priest. ^And the priest shall 
value it, whether it be good or bad; 
as thou the priest valuest it, so shall 
it be. 13 But if he will indeed redeem it, 
then he shall add the fifth part there- 
of unto thy valuation. 

14 And when a map shall sanctify 
his house to be holy unto the LORD, 
then the priest shall value it, whether 
it be good or bad; as the priest shall 
value it, so shall it stand. 16 And if 



he that sanctified it will redeem his 
house, then he shall add the fifth 
part of the money of thy valuation 
unto it, and it shall be his. 

16 And if a man shall sanctify unto 
the LORD part of the field of Ins pos- 
session, then thy valuation shall be 
according to the sowing thereof; the 
sowing of a homer of barley shall 
be valued at fifty shekels of silver. 
17 If he sanctify his field from the year 
of jubilee, according to thy valuation 
it shall stand. 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 thy 
valuation. 19 And if he that sanctified 
the field will indeed redeem it, then 
he shall add the fifth part of the money 
of thy valuation unto it, and it shall 
be assured to him. 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. ^But the 
field, when it goeth out in the jubilee, 
shall be holy unto the LORD, as a field 
devoted; the possession thereof shall 
be the priest's. ^And if he sanctify 
unto the LORD a field which he hath 
bought, which is not of the field of 
his possession; 23 then the priest shall 
reckon unto him the worth of thy 
valuation unto the year of jubilee, 
and he shall give thy valuation in 
that day, as a holy thing unto the 
LORD. 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 belongeth. 
25 And all thy valuations shall be ac- 
cording to the shekel of the sanctuary; 
twenty gerahs shall be the shekel. 

26 Howbeit the firstling among beasts, 
which is born as a nrstling to the 
LORD, no man shall sanctify it; 



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whether it be ox or sheep, it is the 
LORD'S. 27 And if it be of an unclean 
beast, then he shall ransom it accord- 
ing to thy valuation, ajid shall add 
unto it the fifth part thereof; or if it 
be not redeemed, then it shall be 
sold according to thy valuation. 

^Notwithstanding, no devoted thing, 
that a man may devote unto the 
LORD of all that he hath, whether 
of man or beast, or of the field of his 
possession, shall be sold or redeemed; 
every devoted thing is most holy 
unto the LORD. 29 None devoted, 
that may be devoted of men, shall 
be ransomed; he shall surely be put 
to death. 

30 And all the tithe of the land, 



whether of the seed of the land, or 
of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S; 
it is holy unto the LORD. 31 And if a 
man will redeem aught of his tithe, 
he shall add unto it the fifth part 
thereof. ^And all the tithe of the herd 
or the flock, whatsoever passeth under 
the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto 
the LORD. ^He shall not inquire 
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. 

^These are the commandments, 
which the LORD commanded Moses 
for the children of Israel in mount 
Sinai. 



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NUMBERS 



"I AND the LOED spoke unto Moses 
x in the wilderness of Sinai, in the 
tent of meeting, on the first day of the 
second month, in the second year 
after they were come out of the land 
of Egypt, saying: *'Take ye the sum 
of all the congregation of the children 
of Israel, by their families, by their 
fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, every male, by their 
polls; sfrom twenty years old and up- 
ward, all that are able to go forth to 
war in Israel: ye shall number them 
by their hosts, even thou and Aaron. 
4 And with you there shall be a man 
of every tribe, every one head of his 
fathers' house. 5 And these are the 
names of the men that shall stand 
with you: of Reuben, Elizur the son 
of Shedeur. 6 0f Simeon, Shelumiel 
the son of Zurishaddai. 7 0f Judah, 
Nahshon the son of Amminadab. 
^Of Issachar, Nethanel the son of 
Zuar. 9 0f Zebulun, Eliab the son of 
Helon. 10 0f the children of Joseph: 
of Ephraim, EKshama the son of 
Ammihud; of Manasseh, Gamaliel 
the son of Pedahjzur. U 0f Benjamin, 
Abidan the son of Gideoni. 12 0f 
Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. 
18 0f Asher, Pagiel the son of Ochran. 
14 0f Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel. 
15 0f Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.' 
16 These were the elect of the congre- 
gation, the princes of the tribes of 
their fathers; they were the heads of 
the thousands of Israel. l7 And Moses 
and Aaron took these men that are 
pointed out bv name. 18 And they 



assembled all the congregation to- 
gether on the first day of the second 
month, and they declared their pedi- 
grees after their families, by their 
fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, by their polls. 19 As the 
LORD commanded Moses, so did he 
number them in the wilderness of 
Sinai. 

^Aad the children of Reuben, Is- 
rael's first-born, their generations, by 
then* families, by their fathers' houses, 
according to the number of names, by 
their polls, every male from twenty 
years old and upward, all that were 
able to go forth to war; ^ those that 
were numbered of them, of the tril e 
of Reuben, were forty and six thou- 
sand and five hundred. 

^Of the children of Simeon, their 
generations, by their families, by their 
fathers' houses, those that were num- 
bered thereof, according to the number 
of names, by their polls, every male 
from twenty years old and upward, 
all that were able to go forth to war; 
23 those that were numbered of them, 
of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and 
nine thousand and three hundred. 

^Of the children of Gad, their gen- 
erations, by their families, by then* 
fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, all that were able to go 
forth to war; 25 those that were num- 
bered of them, of the tribe of Gad, 
were forty and five thousand six hun- 
dred and fifty. 



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M 0f the children of Judah, their gen- 
erations, by their families, by their 
fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, all that were able to go 
forth to war; 27 those that were num- 
bered of them, of the tribe of Judah, 
were threescore and fourteen thousand 
" and six hundred. 

28 0f the children of Issachar, their 
generations, by their families, by their 
fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, all that were able to go 
forth to war; 29 those that were num- 
bered of them, of the tribe of Issachar, 
were fifty and four thousand and four 
hundred. 

30 0f the children of Zebulun, their 
generations, by their families, by their 
fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, all that were able to go 
forth to war; 31 those that were num- 
bered of them, of the tribe of Zebulun, 
were fifty and seven thousand and four 
hundred. 

^Of the children of Joseph, namely, 
of the children of Ephraim, their gen- 
erations, by their families, by their 
fathers 7 houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, all that were able to go 
forth to war; 33 those that were num- 
bered of them, of the tribe of Ephraim, 
were forty thousand and five hundred. 

34 0f the children of Manasseh, their 
generations, by then- families, by their 
fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, all that were able to go 
forth to war; S5 those that were num- 
bered of them, of the tribe of Manasseh, 
were thirty and two thousand and two 
hundred. 

^Of the children of Benjamin, their 
generations, by their families, by their 



fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, all that were able to go 
forth to war; 37 those that were num- 
bered of them, of the tribe of Benjamin, 
were thirty and five thousand and 
four hundred. 

38 0f the children of Dan, their gen- 
erations, by their families, by then- 
fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, all that were able to go 
forth to war; 89 those that were num- 
bered of them, of the tribe of Dan, 
were threescore and two thousand and 
seven hundred. 

40 0f the children of Asher, their gen- 
erations, by their families, by their 
fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, all that were able to go 
forth to war; ^those that were num- 
bered of them, of the tribe of Asher, 
were forty and one thousand and five 
hundred. 

^Of the children of Naphtati, their 
generations, by their families, by their 
fathers' houses, according to the num- 
ber of names, from twenty years old 
and upward, all that were able to go 
forth to war; ^those that were num- 
bered of them, of the tribe of Naphtali, 
were fifty and three thousand and four 
hundred. 

^These are those that were num- 
bered, which Moses and Aaron num- 
bered, and the princes of Israel, being 
twelve men; they were each one for 
his fathers' house. ^And all those 
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; ^even all those that were num- 
bered were six hundred thousand and 
three thousand and five hundred and 
fifty. 47 But the Levites after the 



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2.17 



tribe of their fathers were not num- 
bered among them. 

48 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: ^'Howbeit the tribe of Levi 
thou shalt not number, neither shalt 
thou take the sum of them among 
the children of Israel; 50 but appoint 
thou the Levites over the tabernacle 
of the testimony, and over all the 
furniture thereof, and over all that 
belongeth to it; they shall bear the 
tabernacle, and all the furniture 
thereof; and they shall minister unto 
it, and shall encamp round about the 
tabernacle. 51 And when the tabernacle 
setteth forward, the Levites shall take 
it down; and when the tabernacle is to 
be pitched, the Levites shall set it 
up; and the common man that draw- 
eth nigh shall be put to death. 52 And 
the children of Israel shall pitch their 
tents, every man with his own camp, 
and every man with his own standard, 
according to their hosts. ^But the 
Levites shall pitch 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. ' ^Thus did the chil- 
dren of Israel; according to all that 
the LORD commanded Moses, so olid 
they. 

O And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying: 2 'The 
children of Israel shall pitch by their 
fathers' houses; every man with his 
own standard, according to the en- 
signs; a good way off shall they pitch 
round about the tent of meeting. 
3 Now those that pitch on the east 
side toward the sunrising shall be 
they of the standard of the camp of 
Judah, according to their hosts; 
the prince of the children of Judah 
being Nahshon the son of Ammina- 
dab, *and his host, and those that 



were numbered of them, threescore 
and fourteen thousand and six hun- 
dred; 6 and those that pitch next unto 
him shall be the tribe of Issachar; the 
prince of the children of Issachar being 
Nethanel the son of Zuar, ^nd his 
host, even those that were numbered 
thereof, fifty and four thousand and 
four hundred; 7 and the tribe of Zeb- 
ulun; the prince of the children of Zeb- 
ulun being Eliab the son of Helon, 
8 and his host, and those that were 
numbered thereof, fifty and seven 
thousand and four hundred; 9 all that 
were numbered of the camp of Judah 
being a hundred thousand and four- 
score thousand and six thousand and 
four hundred, according to their hosts; 
they shall set forth first. 

10 0n the south side shall~ be the 
standard of the camp of Reuben ac- 
cording to their hosts; the prince of 
the children of Reuben being Elizur 
the son of Shedeur, n and his host, 
and those that were numbered there- 
of, forty and six thousand and five 
hundred; ^and those that pitch 
next unto him shall be the tribe of 
Simeon; the prince of the children of 
Simeon being Shelumiel the son of 
Zurishaddai, w and his host, and those 
that were numbered of them, fifty 
and nine thousand and three hundred; 
"and the tribe of Gad; the prince of 
the children of Gad being Eliasaph 
the son of Reuel, 15 and his host, even 
those that were numbered of them, 
forty and five thousand and six hun- 
dred and fifty; 16 all that were num- 
bered of the camp of Reuben being 
a hundred thousand and fifty and one 
thousand and four hundred and fifty, 
according to their hosts; and they 
shall set forth second. 

17 Then the tent of meeting, with 
the camp of the Levites, shall set 
forward in the midst of the camps; 



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as they encamp, so shall they set 
forward, every man in his place, by 
their standards. 

18 0n the west side shall be the 
standard of the camp of Ephraim 
according to their hosts; the prince of 
the children of Ephraim being Elish- 
ama the son of Arnmihud, 19 and his 
host, and those that were numbered 
of them, forty thousand and five hun- 
dred; 20 and next unto him shall be the 
tribe of Manasseh; the prince of the 
children of Manasseh being Gamaliel 
the son of Pedahzur, 21 and his host, 
and those that were numbered of them, 
thirty and two thousand and two hun- 
dred; ^and the tribe of Benjamin, the 
prince of the children of Benjamin be- 
ing Abidan the son of Gideoni, 23 and 
his host, and those that were num- 
bered of them, thirty and five thou- 
sand and four hundred; ^all that were 
numbered of the camp of Ephraim 
being a hundred thousand and eight 
thousand and a hundred, according 
to their hosts; and they shall set forth 
third. 

26 0n the north side shall be the 
standard of the camp of Dan according 
to their hosts; the prince of the chil- 
dren of Dan being Ahiezer the son of 
Ammishaddai, 26 and his host, and 
those that were numbered of them, 
threescore and two thousand and seven 
hundred; 27 and those that pitch next 
unto him shall be the tribe of Asher; 
the prince of the children of Asher be- 
ing Pagiel the son of Ochran, 28 and his 
host, and those that were numbered of 
them, forty and one thousand and five 
hundred; 29 and the tribe of Naphtali; 
the prince of the children of Naphtali 
being Ahira the son of Enan, 30 and his 
host, and those that were numbered of 
them, fifty and three thousand and 
four hundred; 81 all that were numbered 
of the camp of Dan being a hundred 



thousand and fifty and seven thousand 
and six hundred; they shall set forth 
hindmost by their standards/ 

32 These are they that were num- 
bered 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. ^But the Levites were not 
numbered among the children of Is- 
rael; as the LORD commanded Moses. 
^Thus did the children of Israel: ac- 
cording to all that the LORD com- 
manded Moses, so they pitched by 
their standards, and so they set for- 
ward, each one according to its fami- 
lies, and according to its fathers' 
houses. 

O Now these are the generations of 
u Aaron and Moses in the^day that 
the LORD spoke with Moses in mount 
Sinai. 2 And these are the names of the 
sons of Aaron: Nadab the first-born, 
and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 
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. 4 And Nadab and 
Abihu died before the LORD, when they 
offered strange fire before the LORD, 
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. 

6 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 6 'Bring the tribe of Levi near, 
and set them before Aaron the priest, 
that they may minister unto him. 
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. 8 And they 
shall keep all the furniture of the tent 
of meeting, and the charge of the 
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the tabernacle. 9 And thou shalt give 
the Levites unto Aaron and to his 
sons; they are wholly given unto him 
from the children of Israel. 10 And 
thou shalt appoint Aaron and his 
sons, that they may keep their priest- 
hood; and the common man that 
draweth nigh shall be put to death/ 

u And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: ^And I, behold, I have taken 
the Levites from among the children 
of Israel instead of every first-born 
that openeth the womb among the 
children of Israel; and the Levites 
shall be Mine; J3 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 the 
LORD/ 

14 And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
in the wilderness of Sinai, saying: 
16< Number the children of Levi by 
their fathers' houses, by their families; 
every male from a month old and up- 
ward shalt thou number them.' t ^And 
Moses numbered them according to 
the word of the LORD, as he was com- 
manded. 17 And these were the sons 
of Levi by their names: Gershon, and 
Kohath, and Merari. 18 And these 
are the names of the sons of Gershon 
by their families: Libm and Shimei. 
19 And the sons of Kohath fey their 
families: Amram and Izhar, Hebron 
and Uzziel. 20 And the sons of Merari 
by their families: Mahli and Mushi. 
These are the families of the Levites 
according to their fathers' houses. 

21 0f Gershon was the family of the 
Libnites, and the family of the 
Shimeites; these are the families of 
the Gershonites. ^Those that .were 
numbered of them, according to the 
number of all the males, from a 
month old and upward, even those 



that were numbered of them were 
seven thousand and five hundred. 
^The families of the Gershonites 
were to pitch behind the tabernacle 
westward; ^he prince of the fathers' 
house of the Gershonites being Elia- 
saph the son of Lael, ^and the charge 
of the sons of Gershon in the tent of 
meeting the tabernacle, and the Tent, 
the covenng thereof, and the screen 
for the door of the tent of meeting, 
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, even whatsoever pertaineth to 
the service thereof. 

27 And of Kohath 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 
Kohathites : 28 according to the number 
of all the males, from a month old and 
upward, eight thousand and six hun- 
dred, keepers of the charge of the 
sanctuary. 29 The families of the sons 
of Kohath were to pitch on the side of 
the tabernacle southward; 30 the prince 
of the fathers' house of the families of 
the Kohathites being Elizaphan the 
son of Uzziel, ^and their charge the 
ark, and the table, and the candlestick, 
and the altars, and the vessels of the 
sanctuary wherewith the priests min- 
ister, and the screen, and all that per- 
taineth to the service thereof ; ^Eleazar 
the son of Aaron the priest being prince 
of the princes of the Levites, and hav- 
ing the oversight of them that keep 
the charge of the sanctuary. 

^Of Merari was the family of the 
Mahlites, and the family of the Mu- 
shites; these are the families of Merari. 
M And those that were numbered of 
them, according to the number of all 
the males, from a month old and up- 



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ward, were six thousand and two hun- 
dred; ^he prince of the fathers' house 
of the families of Merari being Zuriel 
the son of Abihail; they were to pitch 
on the side of the tabernacle north- 
ward; 86 the appointed charge of the 
sons of Merari being the boards of the 
tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and 
the pillars thereof, and the sockets 
thereof, and all the instruments there- 
of, and all that pertameth to the serv- 
ice thereof; 37 and the pillars of the 
court round about, and their sockets, 
and their pins, and then* cords. 38 And 
those that were to pitch before the 
tabernacle eastward, before the tent 
of meeting toward the sunnsing, were 
Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keep- 
ing the charge of the sanctuary, even 
the charge for the children of Israel; 
and the common man that drew nigh 
was to be put to death. 39 A11 that 
were numbered of the Levites, whom 
Moses and Aaron numbered at the 
commandment of the LORD, by their 
families, all the males from a month 
old and upward, were twenty and two 
thousand. 

40 And the LORD said unto Moses. 
'Number all the first-born males of 
the children of Israel from a month 
old and upward, and take the number 
of their names 41 And thou shalt take 
the Levites for Me, even the LORD, 
instead of all the first-born among the 
children of Israel; and the cattle of 
the Levites instead of all the first- 
lings among the cattle of the children 
of Israel ' ^And Moses numbered, 
as the LORD commanded him, all 
the first-born among the children of 
Israel. ^And all the first-born males 
according to the number of names, 
from a month, old and upward, of 
those that were numbered of them, 
were twenty and two thousand two 
hundred and threescore and thirteen. 



44 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: ^'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 Le- 
vites shall be Mine, even the LORD'S. 
46 And as for the redemption of the 
two hundred and threescore and thir- 
teen of the first-born of the children 
of Iwrael, that are over and above 
the number of the Levites, 47 thou 
shalt take five shekels apiece by the 
poll; after the shekel of the sanctuary 
shalt thou take them the shekel is 
twenty gerahs. 48 And thou shalt give 
the money wherewith they that re- 
main over of them are redeemed unto 
Aaron and to his sons/ 49 And Moses 
took the redemption-money from them 
that were over and above them that 
were redeemed by the Levites; 60 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 sanc- 
tuary. ftl And Moses gave the re- 
demption-money unto Aaron and to 
his sons, according to the word of 
the LORD, as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

A And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying: 2 'Takethe 
sum of the sons of Kohath from among 
the song of Levi, by their families, by 
their fathers' houbes, ^lom thirty years 
old and upward even until fifty years 
old, all that enter upon the service, to 
do work in the tent of meeting. 4 This 
is the service of the sons of Kohath 
in the tent of meeting, about the most 
holy things: Vhen the camp setteth 
forward, Aaron shall go in, and his 
sons, and they shall take down the 
veil of the ^screen, a,nd cover the ark 
of the testimony with it; 6 and shall 
put thereon a covering of sealskin, 



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and shall spread over it a cloth all of 
blue, and shall set the staves thereof. 
7 And upon the table of showbread 
they shall spread a cloth of blue, and 
put thereon the dishes, and the pans, 
and the bowls, and the jars where- 
with to pour out; and the continual 
bread shall remain thereon. 8 And 
they shall spread upon them a cloth 
of scarlet, and cover the same with a 
covering of sealskin, and shall set 
the staves thereof. 9 And they shall 
take a cloth of 'blue, and cover the 
candlestick of the light, and its lamps, 
and its tongs, and its snuffdishes, 
and all the oil vessels thereof, where- 
with they minister unto it. 10 And 
they shaft put it and all the vessels 
thereof within a covering of sealskin, 
and shall put it upon a bar. u And 
upon the golden altar they shall 
spread a cloth of blue, and cover it 
with a covering of sealskin, and shall 
set the staves thereof. ^And^they 
shall take all the vessels of ministry, 
wherewith they minister in the sanc- 
tuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, 
and cover them with a covering of 
sealskin, and shall put them on a bar, 
18 And they shall take away the ashes 
from the altar, and spread a purple 
cloth thereon. 14 And they shall put 
upon it all the vessels thereof, where- 
with 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 
set the staves thereof. 16 And when 
Aaron and his sons have made an 
end of covering the holy furniture, 
and all the holy vessels, as the camp 
is to set forward after that, the 
sons of Kohath shall come to bear 
them; but they shall not touch the 
holy things, lest they die. These 
things are the burden of the sons of I 



Kohath in the tent of meeting. 16 Anci 
the charge of Eleazar the son of Aaror 
the priest shall be the oil for the 
light, and the sweet incense, and the 
continual meal-offering, and the anoint^ 
ing oil: he shall have the charge of 
all the tabernacle, and of all that 
therein is, whether it be the sanctu- 
ary, or the furniture thereof.' 

17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying: 18 'Cut ye 
not off the tribe of the families of the 
Kohathites from among the Levites; 
19 but thus do unto them, that they 
may live, and not die, when they ap- 
proach -unto the most holy ^thingb: 
Aaron and his sons shall go in, and 
appoint them every one to his service 
and to his burden; 20 but they shall not 
go in to see the holy things as they 
are being covered, lest they die.' 



21 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: ^'Take the sum of the sons of 
Gershon also, by their fathers' houses, 
by their families ; ^ rom thirty years old 
and upward until fifty years old shalt 
thou number them: all that enter ^in 
to wait upon the service, to do service 
in the tent of meeting. M This is the 
service of the families of the Gershon- 
ites, in serving and in bearing burdens 
^hey shall bear the curtains of ihe 
tabernacle, and the tent of meeting, 
its covering, and the covering of seal- 
skin that is above upon it, and the 
screen for the door of the tent of meet- 
ing; ^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 
whatsoever there may be to do with 
them, therein shall they serve. 27 At 
the commandment of Aaron and his 



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sons shall be all the service of the 
sons of the Gershonites, in all their 
burden, and in all their service; 
and ye shall appoint unto them in 
charge all their burden. 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. 

29 As for the sons of Merari, thou 
shalt number them by their families, 
by their fathers' houses; 30 from thirty 
years old and upward even unto 
fifty years old shalt thou number them, 
every one that entereth upon the 
service, to do the work of the tent of 
meeting. 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 thereof, and the pillars there- 
of, and the sockets thereof; ^and 
the pillars of the court round about, 
and their sockets, and their pins, and 
then: cords, even all their appurte- 
nance, and all that pertaineth to their 
service; and by name ye shall ap- 
point the instruments of the charge 
of their burden^ $ ^This is the serv- 
ice 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.' 

M And Moses and Aaron and the 
princes of the congregation numbered 
the sons of the Kohathites by their 
families, and by their fathers' houses, 
33 from thirty years old and upward 
even unto fifty years old, every one 
that entered upon the service, for 
service in the tent of meeting. 86 And 
those that were numbered of them by 
their families were two thousand seven 
hundred and fifty. 37 These are they 
that were numbered of the families 



of the Kohathites, of all that did 
serve in the tent of meeting, whom 
Moses and Aaron numbered accord- 
ing to the commandment of the LORD 
by the hand of Moses. 

38 And those that were numbered of 
the sons of Gershon, by their families, 
and by their fathers' houses, 89 from 
thirty years old and upward even 
unto fifty years old, every one that 
entered upon the service, for service 
in the tent of meeting, 40 even those 
that were numbered of them, by 
their families, by their fathers' houses, 
were two thousand and six hundred 
and thirty. 41 These are they that 
were numbered of the families of the 
sons of Gershon, of all that did serve 
in the tent of meeting, whom Moses 
and Aaron numbered according to the 
commandment of the LORD. 

^And those that were numbered 
of the families of the sons of Mera- 
ri, by their families, by their fathers' 
houses, ^rom thirty years old and 
upward even unto fifty years old, 
every one that entered upon the serv- 
ice, for service in the tent of meeting, 
^even those that were numbered of 
them by their families, were three 
thousand and two hundred. 45 These 
are they that were numbered of the 
families of the sons of Merari, whom 
Moses and Aaron numbered accord- 
ing to the commandment of the LORD 
by the hand of Moses. 

^All those that were numbered of 
the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron 
and the princes of Israel numbered, 
by their families, and by their fa- 
thers' houses, 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 meet- 
ing, 48 even those that were numbered 
of them, were eight thousand and 



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five hundred and fourscore. ^Accord- 
ing to the commandment of the LORD 
they were appointed by the hand 
of Moses, every one to his service, 
and to his burden; they were also 
numbered, as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

K And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
^ saying: v Command the children 
of Israel, that they put out of the 
camp every leper, and every one that 
hath an issue, and whosoever is un- 
clean by the dead; 3 both male' and 
female shall ye put out, without the 
camp shall ye put them; that they 
defile not their camp, in the midst 
whereof I dwell.' 4 And the children of 
Israel did so, and put them out with- 
out the camp; as the LORD spoke 
unto Moses, so did the children of 
Israel. 

5 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 6 Speak unto the children of 
Israel: 

When a man or woman shall commit 
any sin that men commit, to commit 
a trespass against the LORD, and that 
soul be guilty; 'then they shall con- 
fess their sin which they have done, 
and he shall make restitution for his 
guilt in full, and add unto it the fif tli 
part thereof, and give it unto him 
in respect of whom he hath been 
guilty. 8 But if the man have no 
kinsman to whom restitution may be 
made for the guilt, the restitution 
for guilt which is made shall, be the 
LORD'S, even the priest's; besides 
the ram of the atonement, whereby 
atonement shall be made for him. 
9 And every heave-offering of all the 
holy things of the children of Israel, 
which they present unto the priest, 
shall be his. l And every man's hal- 
lowed things shall be his: whatsoever 



any man giveth the priest, it shall 
be his. 

n And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 12 Speak unto the children of 
Israel, and say unto them: 

If any man's wife go aside, and act 
unfaithfully against him, 13 and a'ntan lie 
with her carnaUy, and it be hid from the 
eyes of her husband, she being defiled 
secretly, and there be no witness 
against her, neither she be taken in the 
act; 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; ^hen shall the man bring his 
wife unto the priest, and shall bring 
her offering for her, the tenth part of 
an ephah of barley meal; he shall 
pour no oil upon it, nor put frankin- 
cense thereon; for it is a meal-offering 
of jealousy, a meal-offering of memo- 
rial, bringing iniquity to remem- 
brance. 16 And the priest shall bring 
her near, and set her before the LORD. 
17 And the priest shall take holy 
water in an earthen vessel; and of the 
dust that is on the floor of the taber- 
nacle the priest shall take, and put it 
into the water. "And the priest shall 
set the woman before the LORD, 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 hi his hand the water 
of bitterness that causeth the curse. 
19 And the priest shall cause her to 
swear, and shall say unto the woman: 
'If no man have lain with thee, and 
if thou hast not gone aside to un- 
cleanness, being under thy husband, 
be thou free from this water of bitter- 
ness that causeth the curse; *but if 
thou hast gone aside, being under thv 



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husband, and if thou be denied, and 
some man have lain with thee be- 
sides thy husband 21 then the priest 
shall cause the woman to swear with 
the oath of cursing, and the priest 
shall say unto the woman the 
LORD make thee a curse and an oath 
among thy people, when the LORD 
doth make thy thigh to fall away, and 
thy belly to swell; ^and this water 
that causeth the curse shall go into 
thy bowels, and make thy belly to 
swell, and thy thigh to fall away'; 
and the woman shall say: 'Amen, 
Amen.' ^And the priest shall write 
these curses in a scroll, and he shall 
blot them out into the water of bit- 
terness. ^And he shall make the 
woman drink the water of bitterness 
that causeth the curse; and the water 
that causeth the curse shall enter 
into her and become bitter. 25 And 
the priest shall take the meal-offering 
of jealousy out of the woman's hand, 
and shall wave the meal-offering be- 
fore the LORD, and bring it unto the 
altar. 26 And the priest shall take a 
handful of the meal-offering, as the 
memorial-part thereof, and make it 
smoke upon the altar, and afterward 
shall make the woman drink the water. 
27 And when he hath made her drink the 
water, then it shall come to pass, if she 
be defiled, and have acted unfaithfully 
against her husband, that the water 
that causeth the curse shall enter 
into her and become bitter, and her 
belly shall swell, and her thigh shall 
fall away; and the woman shall be a 
curse among her people. ^And if 
the woman be not defiled, but be clean: 
then she shall be cleared, and shall 
conceive seed. 29 This is the law of 
jealousy, when, a wife, being under 
her husband, goeth aside, and is 
defiled; ^or when the spirit of jealousy 
cometh upon a man, and he be jealous 



over his wife; then shall he set the 
faoman before the LORD, and the 
priest shall execute upon her all this 
law. 81 And the man shall be clear 
from iniquity, and that woman shall 
bear her iniquity. 

g And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
u saying: 2 Speak unto the children 
of Israel, and say unto them- 

When either man or woman shall 
clearly utter a vow, the vow of a Nazir- 
ite, to consecrate himself unto the 
LORD, 3 he shall abstain from wine and 
strong drink: he shall drink no vinegar 
of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, 
neither shall he drink any liquor of 
grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried. 
4 AU the days of his Nazrriteship shall 
he eat nothing that is made of the 
grape-vine, from the pressed grapes 
even to the grape-stone. 6 A11 the days 
of his vow of Nazinteohip there shall no 
razor come upon his head; until the 
days be fulfilled, hi which he consecrat- 
eth himself unto the LORD, he shall 
be^holy, he shall let the locks of the 
hair of his head grow long. 6 A11 the 
days that he consecrateth himself 
unto the LORD he shall not come near 
to a dead body. 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 
consecration unto God is upon his 
head. 8 A11 the days of his Nazirite- 
ship he is holy unto the LORD. 9 And 
if any man die very suddenly beside 
him, and he defile his consecrated 
head, then he shall shave his head in 
the day of his cleansing, on the seventh 
day shall he shave it. 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. ll And the priest shall pro- 
pare one for a sin-offering, and the 



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other for a burnt-offering, and make 
atonement for him, for that he sinned 
by reason of the dead; and he shall 
hallow his head that same day. 
12 And he shall consecrate unto the 
LORD the days of his Naziriteship, 
and shall bring a he-lamb of the first 
year for a guilt-offering; but the 
former days^ shall be void, because 
his consecration was defiled. 

13 And this is the law of the Nazirite, 
when the days of his consecration 
are fulfilled: he shall fl bring it unto 
the door of the tent of meeting; 
14 and he shall present his offering unto 
the LORD, one he-lamb of the first 
year without blemish for a burnt- 
offering, and one ewe-lamb of the 
first year without blemish for a sin- 
offering, and one ram without blemish 
for peace-offerings, 16 and a basket of 
unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour 
mingled with oil, and unleavened 
wafers spread with oil, and their meal- 
offering, and their drink-offerings. 
^And the priest shall bring them be- 
fore the LORD, and shall offer his 
sin-offering, and his burnt-offering. 
17 And he shall offer the ram for a 
sacrifice of peace-offerings unto the 
LORD, with the basket of unleavened 
bread; the priest shall offer also the 
meal-offering thereof, and the idrink- 
offering thereof. 18 And the Nazirite 
shall shave his consecrated head at 
the door of the tent of meeting, and 
shall take the hair of his consecrated 
head, and put it on the fire which is 
under the sacrifice of peace-offerings. 
19 And the priest shall take the shoulder 
of the ram when it is sodden, and one 
unleavened cake out of the basket, 
and one unleavened wafer, and shall 
put them upon the hands of the 
Nazirite, after he hath shaven his 
consecrated head. 20 And the priest 
shall wave them for a wave-offering 



before the LORD; this is holy for the 
priest, together with the breast of 
waving and the thigh of heaving, 
and after that the Nazirite may drink 
wine. ^This is the law of the Nazirite 
who voweth, and of his offering unto 
the LORD for his Naziriteship, beside 
that for which his means suffice; 
according to his vow which he voweth, 
so he must do after the law of his 
Naziriteship. 



the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: ^Speak unto Aaron and unto 
his sons, saying: On this wise ye 
shall bless the children of Israel; ye 
shall say unto them: 

w The LORD bless thee, and keep 
thee; 

25 The LORD make His face to shine 
upon thee, and'be gracious unto thee; 

26 The LORD lift up His countenance 
upon thee, and give thee peace. 

27 So shall they put My name upon 



the children of Israel, and I wiU bi 
them/ 

*7 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 furni- 
ture thereof, and the altar and all the 
vessels thereof^ and had anointed 
them and sanctified them; ^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. 3 And they brought their 
offering before the LORD, 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. 4 And 
the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying* 
5< Take it of them, that they may be 
to do the service of the tent of meet- 



a That is, bring his consecrated head (come with his consecrated hair unshaven)., 

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ing; and thou shalt give them unto 
the Levites, to every man according 
to his service.' 6 And Moses took the 
wagons and the oxen, and gave them 
unto the Levites. 7 Two wagons and 
four oxen he gave unto the sons of 
Gershon, according to their service. 
8 And four wagons and eight oxen he 
gave unto the sons of Merari, accord- 
ing unto their service, under the hand 
of Ithamar the son of Aaron the 
priest. 9 But unto the sons of Kohath 
he gave none, because the service of 
the holy things belonged unto them: 
they bore them upon their shoulders. 
10 And the princes brought the dedi- 
cation-offering of the altar in the day 
that it was anointed, even the princes 
brought their offering before the altar. 
u And the LORD said unto Moses* 
'They shall present their offering, each 
prince on his day, for the dedication 
of the altar.' 

12 And he that presented his offering 
the first day was Nahshon the son of 
Ammmadab, of the tribe of Judah; 
I3 and his offering was one silver dish, 
the weight thereof was a hundred 
and thirty shekels, one silver basin 
of seventy shekels, after the shekel 
of the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a 
meal-offering; ^ 4 one golden pan of ten 
shekels, full of incense ; 15 one young bul- 
lock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first 
year, for a burnt-offering; 16 one male 
of the goats for a sin-off ering; I7 and 
for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, 
two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five 
he-lambs of the first year. This was 
the offering of Nahshon the son of 
Amminadab. 

X8 0n the second day Nethanel the 
son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, did 
offer: 19 he presented for his offering 
one silver dish, the weight thereof was 
a hundred and thirty shekels, one 



silver basin of seventy shekels, after 
the shekel of the sanctuary; both of 
them full of fine flour mingled with 
oil for a meal-offering; 20 one golden 
pan of ten shekels, full of incense; 
21 one young bullock, one ram, one he- 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt- 
offering; ^one male of the goats for 
a sin-offering; ^and for the sacrifice 
of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, 
five he-goats, five he-lambs of the 
first year. This was the offering of 
Nethanel the son of Zuar. 

^On the third day Ekab the son of 
Helon, prince of the children of 
Zebulun: 25 his offering was one silver 
dish, the weight thereof was a hundred 
and thirty shekels, one silver basin 
of seventy shekels, after the shekel of 
the sanctuary; both of them full of 
fine flour mingled with oil for a 
meal-offering; 26 one golden pan of ten 
shekels, full of incense; 27 one young 
bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the 
first year, for a burnt-offering; 28 one 
male of the goats for a sin-offering; 
29 and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, 
two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, 
five he-lambs of the first year. This 
was the offering of Eliab the son of 
Helon. 

80 0n the fourth day Elizur the son of 
Shedeur, prince of the children of 
Reuben: 31 his offering was one silver 
dish, the weight thereof was a hundred 
and thirty shekels, one silver basin 
of seventy shekels, after the shekel of 
the sanctuary; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a 
meal-offering; 32 one golden pan of ten 
shekels, full of incense; ^one young 
bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the 
first year, for a burnt-offering; ^one 
male of the goats for a sin-offering; 
^and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, 
two oxen, five rams, five he-goats,, 
five he-lambs of the first year. This 



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was the offering of Elizur the son of 
Shedeur. 

36 0n the fifth day Shelumiel the son 
of Zurishaddai, prince of the children 
of Simeon: 37 his offering was one 
silver dish, the weight thereof was a 
hundred and thirty shekels, one silver 
basin of seventy shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary; both of them 
full of fine flour mingled with oil for 
a meal-offering; 3 *one golden pan of 
ten shekels, full of incense; 39 one young 
bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of 
the first year, for a burnt-offering; 
'"'one male of the goats for a sin- 
offering; ^and for the sacrifice of 
peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, 
five he-goats, five he-lambs of the 
first year. This was the offering of 
Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 

^On the sixth day Eliasaph the son 
of Deuel, prince of the children of 
Gad: ^his^ offering was one silver 
dish, the weight thereof was a hundred 
and thirty shekels, one silver basin 
of seventy shekels, after the shekel of 
the sanctuary ; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a 
meal-offering; ^ne golden pan of ten 
shekels, full of incense; ^one young 
bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the 
first year, tor a burnt-offering j-^one 
male of the goats for a sin-offering; 
47 and for the sacrifice of peace- 
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five 
he-goats, five he-lambs of the first 
year. This was the offering of Eli- 
asaph the son of Deuel. 

48 0n the seventh day Elishama the 
son of Amznihud, prince of the children 
of Ephraim: 49 his offering was one 
silver dish, the weight thereof was a 
hundred and thirty shekels, one 
silver basin of seventy shekels, after 
the shekel of the sanctuary; both of 
them full of fine flour mingled with 
oil for a meal-offering; 60 one golden pan 



of ten shekels, full of incense; 61 one 
young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb 
of the first year, for a burnt-offering; 
52 one male of the goats for a sin- 
offering; ^and for the sacrifice of 
peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, 
five he-goats, five he-lambs of the first 
year. This was the offering of Eli- 
shama the son of Ammihud. 

M 0n the eighth day Gamaliel the 
son of Pedahzur, prince of the children 
of Manasseh: ^his offering was one 
silver dish, the weight thereof was a 
hundred and thirty shekels, one silver 
basin of seventy shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary; both of them 
full of fine flour mingled with oil for a 
meal-offering; ^one golden pan of 
ten shekels, full of incense; 67 one young 
bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the 
first year, for a burnt-offering; 68 one 
male of the goats for a sin-offering; 
59 and for the sacrifice of peace- 
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he- 
goats, five he-lambs of the first year. 
This was the offering of Gamaliel the 
son of Pedahzur. 

60 0n the ninth day Abidan the son 
of Gidepni, prince of the children of 
Benjamin: 61 his offering was one silver 
dish, the weight thereof was a hundred 
and thirty shekels, one silver basin 
of seventy shekels, after the shekel of 
the sanctuary; both of them full of 
fine flour mingled with oil for a meal- 
offering; ^one golden pan of ten 
shekels, full of incense; ^one young 
bullock, one ram, one he-lamb of the 
first year, for a burnt-offering; w one 
male of the goats for a sin-offering; 
5 and for the sacrifice of peace- 
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he- 
goats, five he-lambs of the first year. 
This was the offering of Abidan the son 
of Gideoni. 

^On the tenth day AMezer the son 
of Ammishaddai, prince of the children 



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of Dan: 67 his offering was one silver 
dish, the weight thereof was a hundred 
and thirty shekels, one silver basin of 
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the 
sanctuary 5 both of them full of fine 
flour mingled with oil for a meal- 
offering; 68 one golden pan of ten shek- 
els, fufl of incense; 69 one young bul- 
lock, one ram, one he-lamb of the 
first year, for a burnt-offering; 70 one 
male of the goats for a sin-offering; 
71 and for the sacrifice of peace- 
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he- 
goats, five he-lambs of the first year. 
This was the offering of Ahiezer the 
son of Ammishaddai. 

72 0n the eleventh day Pagiel the 
son of Ochran, prince of the children 
of Asher* 78 his offering was one silver 
dish, the weight thereof was a hundred 
and thirty shekels, one silver basin of 
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the 
sanctuary; both of them full of fine 
flour mingled with oil for a meal- 
offering; 74 one golden pan of ten shek- 
els, full of incense; 75 one young bul- 
lock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first 
year, for a burnt-offering; 76 one male 
of the goats for a sin-offering; 77 and 
for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, 
two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, 
five he-lambs of the first year. This 
was the offering of Pagiel the son of 
Ochran. 

78 0n the twelfth day Ahira the son 
of Enan, prince of the children of 
Naphtali: 79 his offering was one silver 
dish, the weight thereof was a hundred 
and thirty shekels, one silver basin of 
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the 
sanctuary; both of them full of fine 
flour mingled with oil for a meal- 
offering; 80 one golden pan of ten shek- 
els, full of incense; ^one young bul- 
lock, one ram, one he-lamb of the first 
year, for a burnt-offering; ^one male 
of the goats for a sin-offering; 



for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, 
two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, 
five he-lambs of the first year. This 
was the offering of Ahira the son of 
Enan. 

^This was the dedication-offering 
of the altar, in the day when it was 
anointed, at the hands of the princes 
of Israel: twelve silver dishes, twelve 
silver basins, twelve golden pans; 
86 each silver dish 'weighing a hundred 
and thirty shekels, and each basin 
seventy; all the silver of the vessels 
two thousand and four hundred 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanc- 
tuary; ^twelve golden pans, full of 
incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, 
after the shekel of the sanctuary; all 
the gold of the pans a hundred and 
twenty shekels; 87 all the oxen for the 
burnt-offering twelve bullocks, the 
rams twelve, the he-lambs of the 
first year twelve, and their meal- 
offering; and the males of the goats 
for a sin-offering twelve; 88 and aS the 
oxen for the sacrifice of peace- 
offerings twenty and four bullocks, 
the rams sixty, the he-goats sixty, the 
he-lambs of the first year sixty. This 
was the dedication-offering of the 
altar, after that it was anointed. 
89 And when Moses went into the tent 
of meeting that He might speak with 
him, then he heard the Voice speaking 
unto him from above the ark-cover 
that was upon the ark of the testi- 
mony, from between the two cher- 
ubim; and He spoke unto him. 



Q And the LOED spoke unto Moses, 
saying: *' Speak unto Aaron, and 
say unto him: When thou lightest 
the lamps, the seven lamps shall give 
light in front of the candlestick ' 
3 And Aaron did so: he lighted the 
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front of the candlestick, as the LOED 
commanded Moses. 4 And this was 
the work of the candlestick, beaten 
work of gold; unto the base thereof, 
and unto the flowers thereof, it was 
beaten work; according unto the 
pattern which the LORD had shown 
Moses, so he made the candlestick, 

5 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 6 'Take the Levites from 
among the children of Israel, and 
cleanse them. 7 And thus shalt thou 
do unto them, to cleanse them: sprin- 
kle the water of purification upon 
them, and let them cause a razor to 
pass over all their flesh, and let them 
wash their clothes, and cleanse them- 
selves. 8 Then let them take a young 
bullock, a and its meal-offering, fine 
flour mingled with oil, and another 
young bullock shalt thou take for a 
sin-offering. 9 And thou shalt present 
the Levites before the tent of meeting; 
and thou shalt assemble the whole 
congregation of the children of Israel. 
10 And thou shalt present the Levites 
before the LORD; and the children of 
Israel shall lay their ha'nds upon the 
Levites. u And Aaron shall offer the 
Levites before the LORD for a wave- 
offering from the children of Israel, 
that they may be to do the service of 
the LORD. ^And the Levites shall 
lay their hands upon the heads of the 
bullocks; and offer thou the one for a 
sin-offering, and the other for a burnt- 
offering, unto the LORD, to make 
atonement for the Levites. ^And 
thou shalt set the Levites before 
Aaron, and before his sons, and offer 
them for a wave-offering unto the 
LORD. 14 Thus shalt thou separate the 
Levites from among the children of 
Israel; and the Levites shall be Mine. 
15 And after that shall the Levites go 
in to do the service of the tent of 
meeting; and thou shalt cleanse them, 



and offer them for a wave-offering 
16 For they are wholly given unto Me 
from among the children of Israel; 1 
instead of all that openeth the womb, 
even the first-born of all the children 
of Israel, have I taken them unto Me. 
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. 18 And 
I have taken the Levites instead of all 
the first-born among the children of 
Israel. 19 And I have given the Levites 
they are given 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, through 
the children of Israel coming nigh unto 
the sanctuary/ 20 Thus did Moses, 
and Aaron, and all the congregation 
of the children of Israel, unto the 
Levites; according unto all that the 
LORD commanded Moses touching the 
Levites, so did the children of Israel 
unto them. ^And the Levites purified 
themselves, and they washed their 
clothes; and Aaron offered them for 
a sacred gift before the LORD; and 
Aaron made atonement for them to 
cleanse them. ^And after that went 
the Levites in to do their service in 
the tent of meeting before Aaron, and 
before his sons; as the LORD had com- 
manded Moses concerning the Levites, 
so did they unto them. 

^And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: ^This is that which per- 
taineth unto the Levites : from twenty 
and five years old and upward they 
shall go in to perform the service in 
the work of the tent of meeting; ^and 
from the age of fifty years they shall 
return from the service of the work, 



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and shall serve no more; 26 but shall 
minister with their brethren in the 
tent of meeting, to keep the charge, 
but they shall do no manner of 
service. Thus shalt thou do unto the 
Levites touching their charges/ 
O And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
in the wilderness of Sinai, in the 
first month of the second' year after 
they were come out of the land of 
Egypt, saying: 2 'Let the children of 
Israel keep the passover in its ap- 
pointed season. 3 In the fourteenth 
day of this month, at dusk, ye shall 
keep it in its appointed season; ac- 
cording to all the statutes of it, and 
according to all the ordinances thereof, 
shall ye keep it/ 4 And Moses spoke 
unto the children of Israel, that they 
should keep the passover. 5 And they 
kept the passover in the first month, on 
the fourteenth day of the month, 
at dusk, in the -wilderness of Sinai; 
according to all that the LORD com- 
manded Moses, so did the children of 
Israel. 6 But there were certain men, 
who were unclean by 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. 7 And those men said 
unto him: 'We are unclean by the 
dead body of a man; wherefore are 
we to be kept back, so as not to bring 
the offering of the LORD in its ap- 
pointed season among the children of 
Israel?' 8 And Moses said unto them: 
'Stay ye, that I may hear ^ what the 
LORD will command concerning you. 1 
9 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 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 in a 
journey afar off, yet he shall keep the 
passover unto the LORD; n in the sec- 
ond month on the fourteenth day at 



dusk they shall keep it; they shall eat 
it with unleavened bread and bitter 
herbs; ^they shall leave none of it 
unto the morning, nor break a bone 
thereof; according to all the statute 
of the passover they shall keep it. 
13 But the man that is clean, and is not 
on a journey, and forbeareth to keep 
the passover, that soul shall be cut. 
off from his people; because he brought 
not the offering of the LORD in its 
appointed season, that man shall bear 
his sin. 14 And if a stranger shall so- 
journ among you, and will keep the 
passover unto the LORD: according to 
the statute of the passover, and ac- 
cording to the ordinance thereof, so 
shall he do; ye shall have one statute, 
both for the stranger, and for him 
that is born in the land/ 

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 there was 
upon the tabernacle as it were the 
appearance of fire, until morning. 
16 So it was alway: the cloud covered 
it, and the appearance of fire by 
night. 17 And whenever the cloud was 
taken up from over the Tent, then 
after that the children of Israel jour- 
neyed; and in the place where the 
cloud abode, there the children of 
Israel encamped. 18 At the command- 
ment of the LORD the children of 
Israel journeyed, and at the com- 
mandment of the LORD they en- 
camped: as long as the cloud abode 
upon the tabernacle they remained 
encamped. 19 And when the cloud 
tarried upon the tabernacle many 
days, then the children of Israel kept 
the charge of the LORD, and journeyed 
not. 20 And sometimes the cloud was 
a few days upon the tabernacle; ac- 
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LORD they remained encamped, and 
according to the commandment of the 
LORD they journeyed. 21 And some- 
times 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. ^Whether 
it were two days, or a month, or a 
year, that the cloud tarried upon the 
tabernacle, abiding thereon, the chil- 
dren of Israel remained encamped, 
and journeyed not; but when it was 
taken up, they journeyed. ^At the 
commandment of the LORD they en- 
camped, and at the commandment of 
the LORD they journeyed; they kept 
the charge of the LORD, at the com- 
mandment of the LORD by the hand of 
Moses. 

J A And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 2< Make thee two trum- 
pets of silver; of beaten work shalt 
thou make them; and they shall be 
unto thee for the calling of the con- 
gregation, and for causing the camps 
to set forward. 8 And when they shall 
blow with them, all the congregation 
shall gather themselves unto thee at 
the door of the tent of meeting. 4 And 
if they blow but with one, then the 
princes, the heads of the thousands 
of Israel, shall gather themselves 
unto thee. 6 And when ye blow an 
alarm, the camps that lie on the east 
side shall take their journey. 6 And 
when ye blow an alarm the second 
time, the camps that lie on the south 
side shall set forward; they shall 
blow an alarm for their journeys. 
''But when the assembly is to be 
gathered together, ye shall blow, but 
ye shall not sound an alarm. 8 And 
the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall 
blow with the trumpets; and they 



shall be to you for a statute for ever 
throughout your generations. 9 And 
when ye go to war in your land against 
the adversary that oppresseth you, 
then ye shall sound an alarm with the 
trumpets; and ye shall be remem- 
bered before the LORD your God, and 
ye shall be saved from your enemies. 
10 Also in the day ^ of your gladness, 
and in your appointed seasons, and 
in your new moons, ye shall blow 
with 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 the LORD your God.' 

u And it came to pass in the second 
year, in the second month, on the 
twentieth day of the month, that the 
cloud was taken up from, over the 
tabernacle of the testimony. ^And 
the children of Israel set forward by 
their stages out of the wilderness of 
Sinai; and the cloud abode in the 
wilderness of Paran. "And they 
took their first journey, according to 
the commandment of the LORD by the 
hand of Moses. 14 And in the first 
place the standard of the camp of the 
children of Judab set forward ac- 
cording to their hosts; and over his 
host was Nahshon the son of Ammi- 
nadab . ^And over the host of the tribe 
of the children of Issachar was Ne- 
thanel the son of Zuar. ^And over the 
host of the tribe of the children of 
Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon. 
17 And the tabernacle was taken down; 
and the sons of Gershon and the sons 
of Merari, who bore tjie tabernacle, 
set forward. 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. 19 And over 
the host of the tribe of the children of 
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Zurishaddai. 20 And over the host of 
the tribe of the children of Gad was 
Eliasaph the son of Deuel. 21 And 
the Kohathites the bearers of the sanc- 
tuary set forward, that the tabernacle 
might be set up against their coming. 
22 And the standard of the camp of the 
children of Ephraim set forward ac- 
cording to their hosts; and over his 
host was Elishama the son of Am- 
naihud. ^And over the host of the 
tribe of the children of Manasseh was 
Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. ^And 
over the host of the tribe of the 
children of Benjamin was Abidan the 
son of Gideoni. 25 And the standard of 
the camp of the children of Dan, 



which 



the rearward of all the 



camps, set forward according to their 
hosts; and over his host was Ahiezer 
the son of Ainmishaddai. ^And over 
the host of the tribe of the children 
of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ochran. 
27 And over the host of the tribe of the 
children of Naphtali was Ahira the 
son of Enan. 28 Thus were the jour- 
neyings of the children of Israel 
to their hosts. And they set 



aci 
forward. 

29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the 
son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' 
father-in-law. 'We are journeying 
unto the place of which the LORD 
said: I will give it you; come thou 
with us, and we will do thee good; for 
the LOED hath spoken good concerning 
Israel/ 30 And he said unto him: 'I 
will not go; but I will depart to mine 
own land, and to my kindred.' 81 And 
he said: 'Leave us not, I pray thee; 
forasmuch as thou knowest how we 
are to encamp in the wilderness, and 
thou shalt be to us instead of eyes. 
* 2 And it shall be, if thou go with us, 
yea, it shall be, that what good so- 
ever the LORD shall do unto us, the 
same will we do unto thee.' 



33 And they set forward from the 
mount of the LORD three days' jour- 
ney; and the ark of the covenant of the 
LORD went before them three days' 
journey, to seek out a resting-place 
for them. ^And the cloud of the LORD 
was over them by day, when they set 
forward from the camp. 

35 And it came to pass, when the 
ark set forward, that Moses said : ' Rise 
up, LORD, and let Thine enemies 
be scattered; and let them that 
hate Thee flee before Thee.' 36 And 
when it rested, he said: 'Return, 
LORD, unto the ten thousands of the 
families of Israel.' 

-j 1 And the people were as mur- 
- 1 - - 1 - murers, speaking evil in the ears 
of the LORD; and when the LORD 
heard it, His anger was kindled; and 
the fire of the LORD burnt among 
them, and devoured in the uttermost 
part of the camp. 2 And the people 
cried unto Moses; and Moses prayed 
unto the LORD, and the fire abated. 
3 And the name of that place was called 
a Taberah, because the fire of the 
LORD burnt among them. 

4 And the mixed multitude that was 
among them fell a lusting; and the 
children of Israel also wept on their 
part, and said: 'Would that we were 
given flesh to eat I *We remember 
the fish, which we were wont to eat 
in Egypt for nought; the cucumbers, 
and the melons, and the leeks, and the 
onions, and the garlic; 6 but now our 
soul is dried away; there is nothing at 
all; we have nought save this manna 
to look to.' 7 Now the manna was 
like coriander seed, and the appear- 
ance thereof as the appearance of 
bdellium, 8 The people went about, 
and gathered it, and ground it in mills, 
or beat it in mortars, and seethed it 
in pots, and made cakes of it; and 



the taste of it was as the taste of a 

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cake baked with oil. 9 And when the 
dew fell upon the camp in the night, 
the manna fell upon it. 10 And Moses 
heard the people weeping, family by 
family, every man at the door of his 
tent; and the anger of the LORD was 
kindled greatly; and Moses was dis- 
pleased. n And Moses said unto the 
LORD : 'Wherefore hast Thou dealt ill 
with Thy servant? and wherefore have 
I not found favour in Thy sight, that 
Thou layest the burden of all this 
people upon me? ^Have I conceived 
all this people? have I brought them 
forth, that Thou shouldest say unto 
me: Carry them in thy bosom, as 
a nursing-father carrieth the sucking 
child, unto the land which Thou didst 
swear unto their fathers?- "Whence 
should I have flesh to give unto all 
this people? for they trouble me with 
their weeping, saying: Give us flesh, 
that we may eat. 14 I am not able 
to bear all this people myself alone, 
because it is too heavy for me. ^ 15 And 
if Thou deal thus with me, kill me, 
I pray Thee, out of hand, if I 
have found favour in Thy sight; and 
let me not look upon my wretched- 
ness.' 

15 And the LORD said unto Moses* 
' Gather unto Me seventy men of the 
elders of Israel, whom thou knowest 
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 thee. 17 And I 
will come down and speak with thee 
there; and I will take of the spirit 
which is upon thee, and will put it 
upon them; and they shall bear the 
burden of the people with thee, that 
thou bear it not thyself alone. 18 And 
say thou unto the people: Sanctify 
yourselves against to-morrow, and ye 
shall eat flesh; for ye have wept in 
the ears of the LORD, saying: Would 



that we were given flesh to eat r 
for it was well with us hi Egypt, 
therefore the LORD will give you flesh, 
and ye shall eat. 19 Ye shall not eat 
one day, nor two days, nor five 
days, neither ten days, nor twenty 
days; 20 but a whole month, until it 
come out at your nostrils, and it be 
loathsome unto you; because that ye 
have rejected the LORD" who is among 
you, and have troubled Him with 
weeping, saying: Why, now, came 
we forth out of Egypt?' ^And Moses 
said: 'The people, among whom I 
am, are six hundred thousand men 
on foot; and yet Thou hast said* I 
will give them flesh, that they may 
eat a whole month! ^If flocks and 
herds be slain for them, will they 
suffice them? or if all the fish of the 
sea be gathered together for them, will 
they suffice them? 7 ^And the LORD 
said unto Moses: 'Is the LORD'S 
hand waxed short? now shalt thou see 
whether My word shall come to pass 
unto thee or not.' 

Moses went out, and told 
the people the words of the LORD, 
and he gathered seventy men of the 
elders of the people, and set them 
round about the Tent. ^And the 
LORD 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. ^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 recorded, but had not 
gone out unto the Tent; and they^ 
prophesied in the camp. 27 And there 



ran a 
and 



i young man, and told Moses, 
said: 'Eldad and Medad are 



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camp. ; 28 And 



Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of 
Moses ^ from his youth up, answered 
and saipl : ' My lord Moses, shut them 
in.' 29 And Moses said unto him. 
'Art thou jealous for my sake? would 
that all the LORD'S people were 
prophets, that the LORD would put 
His spirit upon them!' 80 And Moses 
withdrew into* the camp, he and the 
elders of Israel. 

^And there went forth a wind from 
the LORD, and brought across 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. 
^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 heaps; 
and they spread them all abroad for 



themselves round about the 



camp. 



^While the flesh was yet between their 
teeth, ere it was chewed, the anger of 
the LORD was kindled against the 
people, and the LORD smote the people 
with a very great plague. ^And the 
name of that place was called a Kibroth- 
hattaavah, because there they buried 
the people that lusted. 36 From 
Kibroth-hattaavah the people jour- 



neyed unto Hazeroth; i 
at Hazeroth. 
1 O And Miriam and Aaron spoke 
against Moses because of the 
Cushite woman whom he had mar- 
ried; for he had married a Cushite 
woman. 2 And they said: 'Hath the 
LORD indeed spoken only with Moses? 
hath He not spoken also with us?' 
And the LORD heard it. 3 Now the 
man Moges was very meek, above 
all the men that were upon the face 
of the earth 4 And the LORD spoke 
suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, 



and unto Miriam: 'Come out ye 
three unto the tent of meeting.' And 
they three came out. 5 And the LORD 
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. 6 AndHesaid: 'Hear 
now My words, if there be a prophet 
among you, I the LORD do make My- 
self known unto him in a vision, I 
do speak with him in a dream. 7 My 
servant Moses is not so, he is trusted 
in all My house; 8 with him do I 
speak mouth to mouth, even mani- 
festly, and not in dark speeches; and 
the similitude of the LORD doth he 
behold; wherefore then were ye not 
afraid to speak against My servant, 
against Moses?' 9 And the anger of 
the LORD was kindled against them; 
and He departed. 10 And when the 
cloud was removed from over the 
Tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as 
white as snow; and Aaron looked upon 
Miriam; and, behold, she was leprous. 
ll And Aaron said unto Moses: 'Oh 
my lord, lay not, I pray thee, sin upon 
us, for that we have done foolishly, 
and for that we have sinned. 12 Let 
her not, I pray, be as one dead, of 
whom the flesh is half^ consumed 
when he cometh out of his mother's 
womb.' 13 And Moses cried unto the 
LORD, saying. 'Heal her now, 
God, I beseech Thee.' 

14 And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'If her father had but spit in her face, 
should she not hide in shame seven 
days? let her be shut up without the 
camp seven days, and after that she 
shall be brought in again.' 15 And 
Miriam was shut up without the camp 
seven days; and the people journeyed 
not till Miriam was brought in again. 
16 And afterward the people journeyed 
from Hazeroth, and pitched in the 
wilderness of Paran. 



That is, The graves of lust. 
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nV 


there is wood therein, or not. ^ And 


"j Q And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
xt ^ saying: 2 'Send thou men, that 


be ye of good courage, and bring of 
the fruit of the land.' Now the time 


they may spy out the land of Canaan, 


was the time of the first-ripe grapes. 


which I give unto the children of 


21 So they went up, and spied put the 


Israel; of every tribe of their fathers 


land from the wilderness of Zin unto 


shall ye send a man, every one a 


Rehob, at the entrance to Hamath. 


prince among them/ 8 And Moses 


M And they went up into the South, 


sent them from the wilderness of 


and came unto Hebron; and Ahiman, 


Paran according to the commandment 
of the LORD; all of them men who 


Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of 
Anak, were there. Now Hebron was 


were heads of the children of Israel. 


built seven years before Zoan in 


4 And these were their names: of the 


Egypt. ^And they came unto the 


tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son 


valley of Eshcol, and cut down from 


of Zaccur. *0f the tribe of Simeon, 


thence a branch with one cluster of 


Shaphat the son of Hori. 6 Of the 


grapes, and they bore it upon a pole 


tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of 
Jephunneh. 7 0f the tribe of Issachar, 


between two; they took also of the 
pomegranates, and of the figs." ^That 


Igal the son of Joseph. 8 0f the tribe 


place was called the valley of a Eshcol, 


of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun. 


because of the cluster which the 


9 0f the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the 


children of Israel cut down from 


son of Raphu. 10 0f the tribe of 


thence, ^And they returned from 


Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi. 


spying out the land at the end of 


11 0f the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the 


forty days. ^And they went and came 


tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of 


to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the 


Susi. 12 0f the tribe of Dan, Ammiel 


congregation of the children of Israel, 


the son of Gemalli. 13 0f the tribe of 


unto the wilderness of Paran, to 


Asher, Sethur the son of Michael. 


Kadesh; and brought back word unto 


14 0f the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the 


them, and unto all the congregation, 


son\)f Vophsi. 15 0f the tribe of Gad, 


and showed them the fruit of the land. 


Geuel the son of Machi. "These are 


27 And they told him, and said: 'We 


the names of the men that Moses sent 


came unto the land whither thou 


to spy out the land. And Moses 


sentest us, and surely it fiWeth with 


called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua. 


milk and honey; and this is the fruit 


17 And Moses sent them to spy out the 


of it. 28 Howbeit the people that dwell 


Land of Canaan, and said unto them: 


in the land are fierce, and the cities 


'Get you up here into the South, 


are fortified, and very great; and 


and go up into the mountains; 18 and 


moreover we saw the children of 


see the land, what it is; and the 


Anak there. 29 Amalek dwelleth in 


people that dwelleth therein, whether 


the land of the South; and the Hittite, 


they are strong or weak, whether they 


and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, 


are few or many; 19 and what the land 


dwell in the mountains; and the Ca- 


is that they dwell in, whether it is 


naanite dwelleth by the sea, and along 


good or bad; and what cities they are 


by the side of the Jordan.' 30 And 


that they dwell in, whether in camps, 


Caleb stilled the people toward Moses, 


or in strongholds; 20 and what the land 


and said: 'We should go up at once, 


is, whether it is fat or lean, whether 


and possess it; for we are well able to 



That is, a cluster. 

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overcome it.' ^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.' 32 And 
they spread an evil report of the land 
which they had spied out unto the 
children of Israel, saying: 'The land, 
through which we have passed to 
spy it out, is a land that eateth up 
the inhabitants thereof j and all the 
people that we saw in it are men of 
great stature. ^And there we saw 
the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who 
come of the Nephilim; and we were in 
our own sight as grasshoppers, and 
so we were in then 1 sight/ 
| A And all the congregation lifted 
up their voice, and cried; and 
the people wept that night. 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 we had 
died in this wilderness! 3 And where- 
fore doth the LOKD bring us unto this 
lajad, 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?' 4 And they said 
one to another: 'Let us make a 
captain, and let us return into Egypt.' 
6 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their 
faces before all the assembly of the 
congregation of the children of Israel. 
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. 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. 8 If the LORD 
delight in us, then He will bring us 
into this land, and give it unto us 
a land which floweth with milk and 
honey. 9 0nly rebel not against the 



LORD, neither fear ye the people of the 
land; for they are bread for us; their 
defence is removed from over them, 
and the LORD is with us; fear them, 
not.' 10 But all the congregation bade 
stone them with stones, when the 
glory of the LORD appeared in the 
tent of meeting unto all the children 
of Israel. 

n And the LORD 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? W I will smite 
them with the pestilence, and destroy 
them, and will make of thee a nation 
greater and mightier than they/ 13 And 
Moses said unto the LORD: 'When 
the Egyptians shall hearfor Thou 
broughtest up this people in Thy might 
from among them "they will say 
to the inhabitants of this land, who 
have heard that Thou LORD art in the 
midst of this people; inasmuch as Thou 
LORD art seen face to face, and Thy 
cloud standeth over them, and Thou 
goest before them, in a pillar of cloud 
by day, and in a pillar of fire by night; 
15 now if Thou shalt kill this people 
as one man, then the nations which ( 
have heard the fame of Thee will 
speak, saying: 16 Because the LORD 
was not able to bring this people into 
the land which He swore unto ^ them, 
therefore He hath slain them in the 
wilderness. 17 And now, I pray Thee, 
let the power of the Lord be great, 
according as Thou hast spoken, saying : 
18 The LORD is ^ slow to anger, and 
plenteous in lovingkindness, forgiving 
iniquity and transgression, and that 
will by no means clear the guilty; 
visiting the iniquity of the fathers 
upon the children, upon the third 
and upon the fourth generation. 
"Pardon, I pray Thee, the iniquity 
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greatness of Thy lovingkindness, and 
according as Thou hast forgiven this 
people, from Egypt even until now.' 
20 And the LORD said: 'I have par- 
doned according to thy word. a But 
in very deed, as I live and all the 
earth shall be filled with the glory of 
the LORD ^surely all those men that 
have seen My glory, and My signs, 
which I wrought in Egypt and in the 
wilderness, yet have put Me to proof 
these ten times, and have not heark- 
ened to My voice; ^surely they shall 
not see the land which I swore unto 
their fathers, neither shall any of 
them that despised Me see it. M But 
My servant Caleb, because he had 
another spirit with him, and hath 
followed Me fully, him will I bring 
into the land whereinto he went; and 
his seed shall possess it. ^Now the 
Amalekite and the Canaanite dwell 
in the Vale; to-morrow turn ye, and 
get you into the wilderness by the way 
to the Red Sea.' 

^And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying: 27< How long 
shall I bear with this evil congrega- 
tion, that keep murmuring against 
Me? I have heard the murmurings 
of the children of Israel, which they 
keep murmuring against Me. ^ay 
unto them: As I live, saith the LORD, 
surely as ye have spoken in Mine 
sars, so will I do to you: 29 your car- 
Basses shall fall in this wilderness, 
and all that were numbered of you, 
according to your whole number, 
from twenty years old and upward, 
ye that have murmured against Me; 
^surely ye shall not come into the 
land, concerning which I lifted up My 
band that I would make you dwell 
therein, save Caleb the son of Jephiin- 
aeh, and Joshua the son of Nun. 
Jl But your little ones, that ye said 
should be a prey, them will I bring in, 



and they shall know the land which 
ye have rejected. 32 But as for you, 
your carcasses shall fall in this wil- 
derness. ^And your children shall 
be wanderers in the wilderness forty 
years, and shall bear your strayings, 
until your carcasses be consumed in 
the wilderness. ^After the number 
of the days in which ye spied out the 
land, even forty days, for every day a 
year, shall ye bear your iniquities, 
even forty years, and ye shall know 
My displeasure. ^1 the LORD 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/ ^Aitd the 
men, whom Moses sent to spy out the 
land, and who, when they returned, 
made all the congregation to mur- 
mur against him, by bringing up an 
evil report against the land, ^even 
those men that did bring up an evil 
report of the land, died by the plague 
before the LORD. ^But Joshua the 
son of Nun, and Caleb the son of 
Jephunneh, remained alive of those 
men that went to spy out the land. 
39 And Moses told these words unto 
all the children of Israel; and the 
people mourned greatly. *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 the LORD 
hath promised; for we have sinned.' 
^And Moses said: 'Wherefore now 
do ye transgress the commandment of 
the LORD, seeing it shall not prosper? 
^o not up, for the LORD is not among 
you; that ye be not smitten down be- 
fore your enemies. ^For there the 
Amalekite and the Canaanite are 
before you, and ye shall fall by the 
sword; forasmuch as ye are turned 
back from following the LORD, and 



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the LORD will not be with, you/ 
^But they presumed to go up to the 
top of the mountain; nevertheless the 
ark of the covenant of the LORD, and 
Moses, departed not out of the camp. 
^Then the Amalekite and the Ca- 
naanite, who dwelt in that hilL-country, 
came down, and smote them and beat 
them down, even unto Hormah. 

1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying. 2 Speak unto the children 
of Israel, and say unto them 

When ye are come into the land 
of your habitations, which I give unto 
you, 3 and will make an offering by fire 
unto the LORD, a burnt-offering, or a 
sacrifice, in fulfilment of a vow clearly 
uttered, or as a freewill-offering, or in 
your appointed seasons, to make a 
sweet savour unto the LORD, of the 
herd, or of the flock; *then shall he that 
bringeth his offering present unto the 
LORD a meal-pffering of a tenth part 
of an ephah of fine flour mingled with 
the fourth part of a hin of oil; *and 
wine for the drink-off ering, the fourth 
part of a hin, shalt thou prepare with 
the burnt-offering or for the sacrifice, 
for each lamb. 6 0r for a ram, thou 
shalt prepare for a meal-offering two 
tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour 
mingled with the third part of a hin 
of oil; 7 and for the drink-offering thou 
shalt present the third part of a hin 
of wine, of a sweet savour unto the 
LORD. 8 And when thou preparest a 
bullock for a burnt-offering, or for a 
sacrifice, in fulfilment of a vow clearly 
uttered, or for peace-offerings unto the 
LORD; *then shall there be presented 
with the bullock a meal-onering of 
three tenth parts of an ephah of 
fine flour mingled with half a hin of oil. 
10 And thou shalt present for the drink- 
offering half a hin of wine, for an 
offering made by fire, of a sweet 



savour unto the LORD. u Thus shall 
it be done for each bullock, or for each 
ram, or for each of the he-lambs, or 
of the kids. "According to the num- 
ber that ye may prepare, so shall ye 
do for every one according to their 
number. 13 A11 that are home-born 
shall do these tilings after this man- 
ner, in presenting an offering made by 
fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 
14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, 
or whosoever may be among you, 
throughout your generations, and will 
offer an offering made by fire, of a 
sweet savour unto the LORD; as 
ye do, so he shall do. 15 As for the 
congregation, there shall be one 
statute both for you, and for the 
stranger that sojourneth with you, a 
statute for ever throughout your 
generations; as ye are, so shall the 
stranger be before the LORD. 16 0ne 
law and one ordinance shall be both 
for you, and for the stranger that so- 
journeth with you. 

17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 18 Speak unto the children of 
Israel, and say unto them: 

When ye come into the land whither 
I bring you, 19 then it shall be, that, 
when ye eat of the bread of the land, 
ye shall set apart a portion for a gift 
unto the LORD. 20 0f the first of your 
dough ye shall set apart a cake for a 
gift; as that which is set apart of the 
threshing-floor, so shall ye set it apart. 
21 0f the first of your dough ye shall 
give unto the LORD a portion for a 
gift throughout your generations. 



when ye shall err, and not 
observe all these commandments, 
which the LORD hath spoken unto 
Moses, ^even all that the LORD hath 
commanded you by the hand of 
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gave commandment, and onward 
throughout your generations; ^hen 
it shall be, if it be done in error by the 
congregation, it being hid from their 
eyes, that all the congregation shall 
offer one young bullock for a burnt- 
offering, for 'a sweet savour unto the 
LORD with the meal-offering thereof, 
and the drink-offering thereof, ac- 
cording to the ordinance and one he- 
goat for a sin-offenng. ^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 
offering, an offering made by fire unto 
the LORD, and their sin-offering before 
the LORD, for their error. ^And all 
the congregation of the children of 
Israel shall be forgiven, and the stran- 
ger that sojourneth among them; for 
in respect of all the people it was 
done in error. 

27 And if one person sin through error, 
then he shall offer a she-goat of the 
first year for a sin-offering* 28 And 
the priest shall make atonement for 
the soul that erreth, when he sinneth 
through er,ror, before the LORD, to 
make atonement for him; and he shall 
be forgiven, ^both he that is home-born 
among the children of Israel, and 
the stranger that sojourneth among 
them: ye shall have one law for him 
that doeth aught in error. 80 But the 
soul that doeth aught with a high 
hand, whether he be home-born or a 
stranger, the same blasphemeth the 
LORD; and that soul shall be cut off 
from among his people. 31 Because he 
hath despised the word of the LORD, 
and hath broken His commandment; 
that soul shall utterly be cut off, his 
iniquity shall be upon him. 



while the children of Israel 
in the wilderness, they found a 



man gathering sticks upon the sab- 
bath day. ^And they that found him 
gathering sticks brought him unto 
Moses and Aaron, and unto all the 
congregation. ^And they put him in 
ward, because it had not been declared 
what should be done to him. ^And 
the LORD said unto Moses: 'The 
man shall surely be put to death; all 
the congregation shall stone him with 
stones without the camp/ ^And all 
the congregation brought him without 
the camp, and stoned him with stones, 
and he died, as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

37 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 38 'Speak unto the children of 
Israel, and bid them that they make 
them throughout their generations 
fringes in the corners of their garments, 
and that they put with the fringe of 
each corner a thread of blue. 39 And it 
shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye 
may look upon it, and remember all 
the commandments of the LORD, and 
do them; and that ye go not about 
after your own heart and your own 
eyes, after which ye use to go astray- 
40 that ye may remember and do all 
My commandments, and be holy unto 
your God. ^1 am the LORD your God, 
who brought you out of the land of 
Egypt, to be your God : I am the LORD 
your God. 7 

rnp 

~J Now Korah, the son of Izhar, 
the son of Kohath, the son of 
Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the 
sons of Eliab, and On, the son of 
Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men; 
2 and they rose up in face of Moses, 
with certain of the children of Israel, 
two hundred and fifty men; they were 
princes of the congregation, the elect 
men of the assembly, men of renown, 
s and they assembled themselves to- 
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Aaron, and said unto them: c Ye 
take too much upon you, seeing al] 
the congregation are holy, every one 
of them, and the LORD is among 
them; wherefore then lift ye up your- 
selves above the assembly of the 
LORD?' 4 And when Moses heard it, 
he fell upon his face. 6 And he spoke 
unto Korah and unto all his company, 
saying: f ln the morning the LORD 
will show who are His, and who is 
holy, and will cause him to come near 
unto Him; even him whom He may 
choose will He ^cause to come near 
unto Hun. 6 This do: take you cen- 
sers, Korah, and all his company; 
7 and put fire therein, and put incense 
upon them before the LORD to- 
morrow; and it shall be that the man 
whom the LORD doth choose, he shall 
be holy; ye take too much upon you, 
ye sons of Levi.' 8 And Moses said 
unto Korah: 'Hear now, ye sons of 
Levi: 9 is it but a small thing unto you, 
that the God of Israel hath separated 
you from the congregation of Israel, 
to bring you near to Himself, to do 
the service of the tabernacle of the 
LORD, and to stand before the congre- 
gation to minister unto them; 10 and 
that He hath brought thee near, and 
all thy brethren the sons of Levi with 
thee? and will ye seek the priesthood 
also? ^Therefore thou and all thy 
company that are gathered together 
against the LORD ; and as to Aaron, 
what is he that ye murmur against 
him?' ^And Moses sent to call 
Dathan and Abiram, the sons of 
Eliab; and^they said: 'We will not 
come up; ^s it a small thing that thou 
hast brought us up out of a land 
flowing with milk and honey, to kill 
us in the wilderness, but thou must 
needs make thyself also a prince over 
us? "Moreover thou hast not brought 
us into a land flowing with milk and 



honey, nor given us inheritance of 
fields and vineyards; wilt thou put 
out the eyes of these men? we will 
not come up.' 15 And Moses was very 
wroth, and said unto the LORD: 
'Respect not Thou their offering; 
I have not taken one ass from 
them, neither have I hurt one of them.' 
16 And Moses said unto Korah: 'Be 
thou and all thy congregation before 
the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, 
to-morrow; 17 and take ye every man 
his fire-pan, and put incense upon 
them, and bring ye before the LORD 
every man his fire-pan, two hundred 
and fifty fire-pans; thou also, and 
Aaron, each his fire-pan.' 18 And they 
took every man his fire-pan, and put 
fire in them, and laid incense thereon, 
and stood at the door of the tent of 
meeting with Moses and Aaron. 19 And 
Korah assembled all the congrega- 
tion against them unto the door of 
the tent of meeting; and the glory of 
the LORD appeared unto all the con- 



20 And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying: 2l ' Separate 
yourselves from among this congrega- 
tion, that I may consume them in a 
moment/ ^And they fell upon their 
faces, and said: f O God, the God 
of the spirits of all flesh, shall one 
man sin, and wilt Thou be wroth with 
all the congregation?' 

the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
sayng: w Speak unto the congrega- 
tion, saying: Get you up from about 
the dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and 
Abiram.' 26 And Moses rose up and 
went unto Dathan and Abiram; and 
the elders of Israel followed him. 
spoke unto the congregation, 
saying: 'Depart, I pray you, from 
the tents of these wicked rasa, and 
touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be 

flTOmvfr. a.\xra.\r in p.ll t.hftir sins * 27Q/v 



swept away in all their sins.' 



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they got them up from the dwelling 
of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on 
every side; and Dathan and Abiram 
came out, and stood at the door of 
their tents, with their wives, and their 
sons, and their little ones. 28 And 
Moses said: 'Hereby ye shall know 
that the LORD hath sent me to do all 
these works, and that I have not 
done them of mine own mind. 29 If 
these men die the common death of 
all ^ men, and be visited after the 
visitation of all men, then the LOBD 
hath not sent me. 30 But if the LORD 
make a new thing, and the ground 
open her mouth, and swallow them 
up, with all that appertain unto them, 
and they go down alive into the pit, 
then ye shall understand that these 
men have despised the LORD.' 31 And 
it came to pass, as he made an end of 
speaking all these words, that the 
ground did cleave asunder that was un- 
der them. 32 And the earth opened her 
mouth, and swallowed them up, and 
their households, and all the men that 
appertained unto Korah, and all their 
goods. ^So they, and all that apper- 
tained to them, went down alive into 
the pit; and the earth closed upon 
them, and they perished from among 
the assembly. M And all Israel that 
were round about them fled at the 
cry of them; for they said: 'Lest the 
earth swallow us up.' 36 And fire came 
forth from the LORD, and devoured the 
two hundred and fifty men that offered 
the incense. 

| H- And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 2 ' Speak unto Eleazar 
the son of Aaron the priest, that he 
take up the fire-pans out of the 
burning, and scatter thou the fire 
yonder; for they are become holy; 
Seven the fire-pans of these men who 
have sinned at the cost of then- 
lives, and let them be made beaten 



plates for a covering of the altar for 
they are become holy, because they 
were offered before the LoRD-*-that 
they may be a sign unto the children 
of Israel.' 4 And Eleazar the priest 
took the brazen fire-pans, which they 
that were burnt had offered; and they 
beat them out for a covering of the 
altar, *to be a memorial unto the 
children of Israel, to the end that no 
common man, that is not of the seed 
of Aaron, draw near to burn incense 
before the LORD; that he fare not as 
Korah, and as his company; as the 
LORD spoke unto him by the hand of 



6 But on the morrow all the congre- 
gation of the children of Israel mur- 
mured against Moses and against 
Aaron, saying: 'Ye have killed the 
people of the LORD.' 7 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 the 
LORD appeared. 8 And Moses and 
Aaron came to the front of the tent of 
meeting. 9 And the LORD spoke unto 
Moses, saying: 10 'Get you up from 
among this congregation, that I may 
consume them in a moment.' And 
they fell upon their faces. u And 
Moses said unto Aaron: 'Take thy 
fire-pan, 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 the 
LORD: the plague is begun.' ^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. 
13 And he stood between the dead and 
the living; and the plague was stayed. 



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14 Now they that died by the plague 
were fourteen thousand and seven 
hundred, besides them that died about 
the matter of Korah. 15 And Aaron 
returned unto Moses unto the door of 
the tent of meeting, and the plague 
was stayed. 

l6 And the LOHD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 17< 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; thou shalt write every 
man's name upon his rod. 18 And 
thou shalt write Aaron's name upon 
the rod of Levi, for there shall be one 
rod for the head of their fathers' houses. 
19 And thou shalt lay them up in the 
tent of meeting before the testimony, 
where I meet with you. 20 And it 
shall come to pass, that the man whom 
I shall choose, his rod shall bud; and 
I will make to cease from Me the 
murmurings of the children of Israel, 
which they murmur against you. 7 
21 And Moses spoke unto the children 
of Israel; and all their princes gave 
him rods, for each prince one, ac- 
cording to their fathers' houses, even 
twelve rods; and the rod of Aaron 
was among their rods. ^And Moses 
laid up the rods before the LORD ia 
the tent of the testimony. ^And it 
came to pass on the morrow, that 
Moses went into the tent of the testi- 
mony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron 
for the house 6i Levi was budded, and 
put forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, 
and bore ripe almonds. ^And Moses 
brought out all the rods from before 
the LORD unto all the children of 
Israel; and they looked, and took every' 
man his rod. 

^And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Put back the rod of Aaron before the 
testimony, to be kept there, for a 
token against the rebellious children, | 



that there may be made an end of their 
murmurings against Me, that they 
die not.' ^hus did Moses; as the 
LORD commanded him, so did he. 

27 And the children of Israel spoke 
unto Moses, saying: 'Behold, we per- 
ish, we are undone, we are all undone. 
28 Every one that cometh near, that 
cometh near unto the tabernacle of the 
LORD, is to die; shall we wholly perish?' 
1 Q And the LORD said unto Aaron: 
*- u 'Thou and thy sons and thy 
fathers' house with thee shall bear the 
iniquity of the sanctuary; and thou 
and thy sons with thee shall bear the 
iniquity of your priesthood. 2 And 
thy brethren also, the tribe of Levi, 
the tribe of thy father, bring thou 
near with thee, that they may be 
joined unto thee, and minister unto 
thee, thou and thy sons with thee be- 
ing before the tent of the testimony. 
3 And they shall keep thy charge, and 
the charge of all the Tent; only they 
shall not come nigh unto the holy 
furniture and unto the altar, that they 
die not, neither they, nor ye. 4 And 
they shall be joined unto thee, and 
keep the charge of the tent of meeting, 
whatsoever the service of the Tent 
may be; but a common man shall not 
draw nigh unto you. 6 And ye shall 
keep the charge of the holy things, 
and the charge of the altar, that there 
be wrath no more upon the children 
of Israel. 6 And I, behold, I have taken 
your brethren the Levites from among 
the children of Jsrael; for you they 
are given as a gift unto the LORD ? to 
do the service of the tent of meeting. 
7 And thou and thy sons with thee shall 
keep your priesthood in everything 
that pertaineth to the altar, and to 
that within the veil; and ye shall serve; 
I give you the priesthood as a service 
of gift; and the common man that 
draweth nigh shall be put to death.' 



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8 And the LORD spoke unto Aaron: 
'And I, behold, I have given thee the 
charge of My heave-offerings; even of 
all the hallowed things of the children 
of Israel unto thee have I given them 
for a consecrated portion, and to thy 
sons, as a due for ever. ^This shall be 
thine of the most holy things, reserved 
from the fire: every offering of theirs, 
even every meal-offering of theirs, 
and every sin-offering of theirs, and 
every guilt-offering of theirs, which 
they may render unto Me, shall be 
most holy for thee and for thy sons. 
10 In a most holy place shalt thou eat 
thereof; every male may eat thereof; 
it shall be holy unto thee. u And this 
is thine: the heave-offering of their 
gift, even all the wave-offerings of th'e 
children of Israel; I have given them 
unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy 
daughters with thee, as a due for ever; 
every one that is clean in thy house 
may eat thereof. M AU the best of the 
oil, and all the best of the wine, and 
of the corn, the first part of them which 
they give unto the LORD, to thee have I 
given them. "The first-ripe fruits of all 
that is in their land, which they bring 
unto the LORD, shall be thine; every 
one that is clean in thy house may 
eat thereof. 14 Every thing devoted 
in Israel shall be thine. ^Every 
thing that openeth the womb, of all 
flesh which they offer unto the LORD, 
both of man and beast, shall be thine; 
howbeit the first-born of man shalt 
thou surely redeem, and the first- 
ling of unclean beasts shalt thou 
redeem. "And their redemption- 
money from a month old shalt thou 
redeem them shall be, according to 
thy valuation, five shekels of silver, 
after the shekel of the sanctuary 
the same is twenty gerahs. 17 But 
the firstling of an ox, or the firstling 
of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, 



thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: 
thou shalt dash their blood against 
the altar, and shalt make their fat 
smoke for an offering made by fire, 
for a sweet savour unto the LORD. 
18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, 
as the wave-breast and as the right 
thigh, it shall be thine. 19 AU j the 
heave-offerings of the holy things, 
which the children of Israel offer unto 
the LORD, have I given thee, and thy 
sons and thy daughters with thee, as 
a due for ever; it is an everlasting 
covenant of salt before the LORD unto 
thee and to thy seed with thee/ 

20 And the LORD said unto Aaron: 
Thou shalt have no inheritance in 
their land, neither shalt thou have 
any portion among them; I am thy 
portion and thine inheritance among 
the children of Israel. ^And unto the 
children of Levi, behold, I have given 
all the tithe in Israel for an inherit- 
ance, in return for their service which 
they serve, even the service of the 
tent of meeting. ^And henceforth 
the children of Israel shall not come 
nigh the tent of meeting, lest they 
bear sin, and die. ^But the Levites 
alone shall do the service of the tent 
of meeting, and they shall bear their 
iniquity; it shall be a statute for ever 
throughout your generations, and 
among the children of Israel they 
shalliave no inheritance. ^For the 
tithe of the children of Israel, which 
they set apart as a gift unto the LORD, 
I have given to the Levites for an in- 
heritance; therefore I have said unto 
them: Among the children of Israel 
they shall have no inheritance/ 

^And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: *' Moreover thou shalt speak 
unto the Levites, and say unto them: 
When ye take of the children of 
Israel the tithe which I have^ given 
you from them for your inheritance > 



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then ye shall set apart of it a gift for 
the LORD, even a tithe of the tithe. 
27 And the gift which ye set apart 
shall be reckoned unto you, as though 
it were the corn of the threshing- 
floor, and as the fulness of the wine- 
press. 28 Thus ye also shall set apart 
a gift unto the LORD of all your tithes, 
which ye receive of the children of 
Israel; and thereof ye shall give the 
gift which is set apart unto the LORD 
to Aaron the priest. 29 0ut of all that 
is given you ye shall' set apart all of 
that which is due unto the LORD, of 
all the best thereof, even the hallowed 
part thereof out of it. 30 Therefore 
thou shalt say unto them: When 
ye set apart the best thereof from 
it, then it shall be counted unto 
the Levites as the increase^ of the 
threshing-floor, and as the increase 
of the winepress. 31 And ye may eat 
it in every^ place, ye and your house- 
holds; for it is your reward in return 
for your service in the tent of meeting. 
32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason 
of it, seeing that ye have set apart 
from it the best thereof; and ye shall 
not profane the holy things of the 
children of Israel, that ye die not/ 

npn 

1 G And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
-*-^ and unto Aaron, saying: 

2 This is the statute of the law which 
the LORD hath commanded, saying: 
Speak unto the children of Israel, that 
they bring thee a red heifer, faultless, 
wherein is no blemish, and upon which 
never came yoke. 3 And ye shall give 
her unto Eleazar the priest, and she 
shall be brought forth without the 
camp, and she shall be slain before 
his face. 4 And Eleazar the priest 
shall take of her blood with his finger, 
and sprinkle of her blood toward 
the front of the tent of meeting seven 



times. 5 And the heifer shall be burnt 
in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, 
and her blood, with her dung, shall 
be burnt. 6 And the priest shall take 
cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scar- 
let, and cast it into the midst of 
the burning of the heifer. 7 Then the 
priest shall wash his clothes, and he 
shall bathe his flesh in water, and 
afterward he may come into the camp, 
and the priest shall be unclean until 
the even. 8 And he that burneth her 
shall wash his clothes in water, and 
bathe his flesh in water, and shall be 
unclean until the even. 9 And a man 
that is clean shall gather up the ashes 
of the heifer, and lay them up without 
the camp in a clean place, and it shall 
be kept for the congregation of the 
children of Israel for a water of 
sprinkling; it is a purification from 
sin. 10 And he that gathereth 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 
sojourneth among them, for a statute 
for ever. n He that toucheth the dead, 
even any man's dead body, shall be 
unclean seven days; ^the same shall 
purify himself therewith on the third 
day and on the seventh day, and he 
shall be clean; but if he purify not 
himself the third day and the seventh 
day, he shall not be clean. 13 Whoso- 
ever toucheth the dead, even the 
body of any man that is dead, and 
punfieth not himself he hath defiled 
the tabernacle of the LORD that 
soul shall be cut off from Israel; be- 
cause the water of sprinkling was 
not dashed against him, he shall be 
unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon 
him. "This is the law: when a man 
dieth in a tent, every one that cometh 
into the tent, and every thing that is 
in the tent, shall be unclean seven 



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of himself, 
or a grave, 



or a 
shall 



days. 15 And every open vessel, which 
hath no covering close-bound upon 
it, is imclean. 16 And- whosoever in 
the open field toucheth one that is 
slain with a sword, or one that dieth 
bone of a man, 
be unclean seven 

days. 17 And for the unclean they shall 
take of the ashes of the burning of 
the purification from sin, and running 
water shall be put thereto in a vessel. 
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. "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. 20 But the 
man that shall be unclean, and shall 
not purify himself, that soul shall be 
cut off from the midst of the assembly, 
because he hath defiled the sanctuary 
of the LORD; the water of sprinkling 
hath not been dashed against him: 
he is unclean. 21 And it shall be a 
perpetual statute unto them; and he 
that sprinkleth the water of sprinkling 
shall wash his clothes; and he that 
toucheth the water of sprinkling shall 
be unclean until even. ^And what- 
soever the unclean person toucheth 
shall be unclean; and the soul that 
toucheth him shall be unclean iyH1 
even. 

OA And the children of Israel, even 
the whole congregation, came 
into the wilderness of Zin in the first 
month; and the, people abode in Ka- 
desh; and Miriam died there, and 
was buried there. 2 And there was no 



water for the congregation; and they 
assembled themselves together against 
Moses and against Aaron. 3 And the 
people strove with Moses, and spoke, 
saying: 'Would that we had perished 
when our brethren perished before 
the LORD ! 4 And why have ye brought 
the assembly of the LORD into this 
wilderness, to die there, we and our 
cattle? 5 And wherefore have ye 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.' 6 And Moses and 
Aaron went from the presence of 
the assembly unto the door of the 
tent of meeting, and fell upon their 
faces; and the glory of the LORD ap- 
peared unto them. 7 And the LORD 
saying: 8 'Take 



O poke unto Moses, <*yjm 5 . JL^ 
the rod, and assemble the congrega- 
tion, thou, and Aaron thy brother, 
and speak ye unto the rock before 
their eyes, that it give forth its 
water; and thou shalt bring forth to 
them water out of the rock; so thou 
shalt give the congregation and their 
cattle drink. 7 9 And Moses took the 
rod from before the LORD, as He com- 
manded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron 
gathered the assembly together be- 
fore the rock, and he "said unto them: 
'Hear now, ye rebels; are we to bring 
you forth water out of this rock?' 
u 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. ^And the LORD said unto 
Moses and Aaron: 'Because ye be- 
lieved not in Me, to sanctify Me in 
the eyes of the children of Israel, 
therefore ye shall not bring this as- 
sembly into the land which I have 
given them.' 13 These are the waters 
of a Meribah, where the children of 



* That is, Strife. 
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Israel strove with the LORD, and He 
was sanctified in them. 

14 And Moses sent messengers from 
Kadesh unto the king of Edom: 
'Thus saith thy brother Israel: 
Thou knowest all the travail that hath 
befallen us; 16 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; M and 
when we cried unto the LORD, He 
heard our voice, and sent an angel, 
arid brought us forth out of Egypt; 
and, ^ behold, we are in Kadesh, a 
city in the uttermost of thy border. 
1T Let us pass, I pray thee, through 
thy 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 high- 
way, we will not turn aside to the 
right hand nor to the left, until we 
have passed thy border/ 18 And Edom 
said unto him: 'Thou shalt not pass 
through me, lest I come out with the 
sword against thee.' 19 And the chil- 
dren of Israel said unto him: 'We will 
go up by the highway; and if we drink 
of thy water, I and my cattle, then 
will I give the price thereof; let me 
only pass through on my feet; there 
is no hurt.' 20 And he said: 'Thou 
shalt not pass through.' And Edom 
came out against him with much peo- 
ple, and with a strong hand. ^Thus 
Edom refused to give Israel passage 
through his border; wherefore Israel 
turned away from him. 

^And they journeyed from" Kadesh; 
and the children of Israel, even the 
whole congregation, came unto mount 
Hor. ^And the LORD spoke unto 
Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by 
the border of the land of Edom, say- 
ing: **' 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 ye 
rebelled against My word at the waters 
of Menbah. 25 Take Aaron and Elea- 
zar his son, and bring them up unto 
mount Hor. ^And strip Aaron of 
his garments, and put them upon 
Eleazar his son; and Aaron shall be 
gathered unto his people, and shall 
otie there.' 27 And Moses did as the 
LORD commanded; and they went 
up into mount Hor in the sight of 
all the congregation. 28 And Moses 
stripped Aaron of his garments, and 
put them upon Eleazar his son; and 
Aaron died there in the top of the 
mount; and Moses and Eleazar came 
down from the mount. 29 And when 



all the con 
was dead, 
days, even 



Cation saw that Aaron 

"wept for Aaron thirty 

the house of Israel 



1 And the Canaanite, the king of 
^ x 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. 
2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the 
LORD, and said: 'If Thou wilt indeed 
deliver this people into my hand, then 
I will utterly destroy their cities.' 
3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice 
of Israel, and delivered up the Ca- 
naanites; and they utterly destroyed 
them and their cities; and the name 
of the place was called a Hormah. 

4 And they journeyed from mount 
Hor by the way to the Bed Sea, to 
compass the land of Edom; and the 
soul of the people became impatient 
because of the way. 6 And the people 
spoke against God, and against 
Moses: 'Wherefore have ye brought 
us up out of Egypt to die in the wil- 
derness? for there is no bread, and 
there is no water; and our soul loath- 
eth this light bread.' 6 And the LORD 
sent fiery serpents among the people, 



* That is, Utter destruction. 
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and they bit the people; and much 
people of Israel died. 7 And the people 
came to Moses, and said: 'We have 
sinned, because we have spoken against 
the LORD, and against thee; pray unto 
the LORD, that He take away the ser- 
pents from us. * And Moses prayed for 
the people. 8 And the LORD said unto 
Moses : 'Make thee a fiery serpent, and 
set it upon a pole; and it shall come to 
pass, that every one that is bitten, when 
he seeth it, shall live/ 9 And Moses 
made a serpent of brass, and set it upon 
the pole; and it came to pass, that if a 
serpent had bitten any man, when 
he looked unto the serpent of brass, 
he lived. 10 And the children of Israel 
joumeyed, and pitched in Oboth. 
u And they journeyed from Oboth, and 
pitched at Ije-abarim, in the wilder- 
ness which is in front of Moab, toward 
the sunrising. 12 From thence they 
journeyed, and pitched in the valley of 
Zered. 13 From thence they journeyed, 
and pitched on the other side of the 
Arnon, which is in the wilderness, 
that cometh out of the border of the 
Amorites. For Arnon is the border of 
Moab, between Moab and the Amo- 
rites; "wherefore it is said in the book 
of the Wars of the LORD: 

Vaheb in Suphah, 

And the valleys of Arnon,' 
15 And the slope of the valleys 

That inclineth toward the seat of Ar, 



And leaneth upon the border of 

Moab. 

16 And from thence to a Beer; that is 
the well whereof the LORD said unto 
Moses: 'Gather the people together, 
and I will give them water.' 17 Then 
sang Israel this song: 

Spring up, O well sing ye unto it 
18 The well, which the princes digged, 

Which thenoblesof the peopledelved, 

With the sceptre, and with their 



And from the wilderness to Mat- 
tanah; 19 and from Mattanah to Na- 
haliel; and from Nahaliel to Bamoth; 
20 and from Bamoth to the valley that 
is in the field of Moab, by the top 
of Pisgah, which looketh down upon 
the desert. 



Israel sent messengers unto 
Sihon king of the Amorites, saying: 
^'Let me pass through thy 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 
thy border.' ^And Sihon would not 
suffer Israel to pass through his 
border; but Sihon gathered all his 
people together, and \tent out against 
Israel into the wilderness, and came 
to Jahaz; and he fought against Israel. 
M 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. ^And Israel took all 
these cities; and Israel dwelt in all the 
cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, 
and in all the towns thereof. ^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. 27 Wherefore 
they that speak in parables say: 



Come ye to Heshbp! 

Let the city of Sihon be built and 

established! 

28 For a fire is gone out of Heshbon, 
A flame from the city of Sihon; 
It hath devoured Ar of Moab, 
The lords of the high places of 

Arnon. 

29 Woe to thee, Moab! 
Thou art undone, people of Che- 

mosh; 
He hath given his sons as fugitives, 

That is, A well. 

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And his daughters into captivity, 

Unto Sihon king of the Amorites. 

30 We have shot at them Heshbon 

is perished even unto Dibon, 

And we have laid waste even unto 
Nophah, 

Which reacheth unto Medeba. 
31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the 
Amorites. ^And Moses sent to spy 
out Jazer, and they took the towns 
thereof, and drove out the Amorites 
that were there. ^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. ^And the LORD 
said unto Moses: 'Fear him not; 
for I have delivered him into thy hand, 
and all his people, and his land; and 
thou shalt do to him as thou didst 
unto Sihon king of the Amorites, 
who dwelt at Heshbon/ 35 So they 
smote him, and his sons, and all his 
people, until there was none left him 
remaining; and they possessed his land. 
OO And the children of Israel jour- 
neyed, and pitched in the plains 
of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho. 



2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw 
all that Israel had done to the Am- 
orites. 3 And Moab was sore afraid 
of the people, because they were 
many; and Moab was overcome with 
dread because of the children of 
Israel. 4 And Moab said unto the 
elders of Midian: 'Now will this" 
multitude lick up all that is round 
about us, as the ox licketh up the 
grass of the field.' And Balak the 
son of Zippor was king of Moab at 
that time. 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 ai 



people come out from Egypt; behold, 
they cover the face of the earth, and 
they abide over against me. 6 Comc 
now therefore, I pray thee, curse me 
this people; for they are too mighty 
for me; perad venture I shall prevail, 
that we may smite them, and that I 
may drive them out of the land; for 
I know that he whom thou blessest is 
blessed, and he whom thou cursest is 
cursed/ 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. 8 And he said unto them: 
'Lodge here this night, and I will 
bring you back word, as the LORD 
may speak unto me'; and the princes 
of Moab abode with Balaam. 9 Ajid 
God came unto Balaam, and said: 
'What men are these with thee?' 
10 And Balaam said unto God: 'Balak 
the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath 
sent unto me [ } saying] u Behold the 
people that is come out of Egypt, it 
covereth the face of the earth; now, 
come curse me them; peradventure 
I shall be able to fight against them, 
and shall drive them out/ ^And 
God said unto Balaam: 'Thou shalt 
not go with them; thou shalt not 
curse the people; for they are blessed/ 
13 And Balaam rose up in the morn- 
, and said unto the princes of Ba- 
L: 'Get you into your land; for the 
LORD refuseth to give me leave to go 
with you/ 14 And the princes of Moab 
rose up, and they went unto Balak, 
and said: 'Balaam refuseth to come 
with us/ 15 And Balak sent yet again 
princes, more, and more honourable 
than they. 16 And they came to Ba- 
[aam, and said to him: 'Thus saith 
Balak the son of Zippor: Let noth- 
ing, I pray thee, hinder thee from 
coming unto me; 17 for I will promote 



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thee unto very great honour, and 
whatsoever thou sayest unto me I will 
do; come therefore, I pray thee, curse 
me this people.' 18 And Balaam an- 
swered 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 the 
LORD my God, to do any thing, small 
or great. 19 Now therefore, I pray 
you, tarry ye also here this night, 
that I may know what the LORD will 
speak unto me more.^ 20 And God 
came unto Balaam at night, and said 
unto him: ^If the men are come to 
call thee, rise up, go with them; but 
only the word which I speak unto 
thee, that shalt thou do.' 21 And Ba- 
laam rose up in the morning, and 
saddled his ass, and went with the 
princes of Moab. 22 And God's anger 
was kindled because he went; and the 
angel of the LORD placed himself hi 
the way for an adversary against him.- 1 - 
Now he was riding upon his ass, and 
his two servants were with him.. 
^And the ass saw the angel of the 
LORD standing in the way, with his 
sword drawn in his hand; and the ass 
turned aside out of the way', and went 
into the field; and Balaam smote the 
ass, to turn her into the way. ^Then , 
the angel of the LORD stood in a 
hollow way between the vineyards, 
a fence being on this side, and a 
fence on that side. 25 And the ass saw 
the angel of the LORD, and she thrust 
herself unto the wall, and crushed 
Balaam's foot against the wall; and 
he smote her again. ^And the angel 
of the LORD went further, and stood 
in a narrow place, where was no way 
to turn either to the right hand or to 
the left. ^And the ass saw the angel 
of the LORD, and she lay down under 
Balaam; and Balaam's anger was 
kindled, and he smote the ass with 



his staff. ^And the LORD opened the 
mouth of the ass, and she said unto 
Balaam: 'What have I done unto 
thee, that thou hast smitten me these 
three times?' 29 And Balaam said unto 
the ass: 'Because thou hast mocked 
ma; I would there were a sword in 
my hand, for now I had killed thee.' 
30 And the ass said unto Balaam: 'Am 
not I thine ass, upon which thou hast 
ridden all thy fife long unto this day? 
was I ever wont to do so unto thee?' 
And he said: 'Nay.' 31 Then the LORD 
opened the eyes of Balaam, and he 
saw 'the angel 'of the LORD standing 
in the way, with his sword drawn in 
his hand; and he bowed his head, and 
fell on his face. ^And the angel of 
the LORD said unto him: 'Wherefore 
hast thou smitten thine ass these three 
times? behold, I am come forth for an 
adversary, because thy way is contrary 
unto me; ^and the ass saw me, and 
turned aside before me these three 
times; unless she had turned aside 
from me, surely now I had even slain 
thee, and saved her alive/ ^And 
Balaam said unto the angel of the 
LORD: 'I have sinned; for I knew not 
that thou stoodest in the way against 
me; now therefore, if it displease 
thee, I will get me back.' ^And the 
angel of the LORD said unto Balaam: 
'Go with the men; but only the word 
that I shall speak unto thee, that 
thou shalt speak.' So Balaam went 
with the princes of Balak. 36 And 
when Balak heard that Balaam was 
come, he went out to meet him unto 
Ir-moab, which is on the border of 
Arnon, which is in the utmost part of 
the border. 37 And Balak said unto 
Balaam: 'Did I not earnestly send 
unto thee to call thee? wherefore 
earnest thou not unto me? am I not 
able indeed to promote thee to hon- 
our?' 88 And Balaam said unto 



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*Lo, I am come unto thee; have I 
now any power at all to speak any 
thing? the word that God putteth 
in my mouth, that shall I speak.' 
39 And Balaam went with Balak, and 
they came unto Kiriath-huzoth. 40 And 
Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and 
sent to Balaam, and to the princes 
that were with him. ^And it, came to 
pass in the morning that Balak took 
Balaam, and brought him up into 
Bamoth-baal, and he saw from thence 
the utmost part of the people. 
OO And Balaam said unto Balak: 
^^ 'Build me here seven altars, 
and prepare me here seven bullocks 
and seven rams.' 2 And Balak did as 
Balaam had spoken; and Balak and 
Balaam offered on every altar a bul- 
lock and a ram. 3 And Balaam said 
unto Balak: 'Stand by thy burnt- 
offering, and I will go; peradventure 
the LOKD will come to meet me; and 
whatsoever He showeth me I will tell 
thee.' And he went to a bare height. 
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/ 5 And the 
LOKD put a word in Balaam's mouth, 
and said: ' Return unto Balak, and 
thus thou shalt speak.' 6 And he 
returned unto him, and, lo, he stood 
by his burnt-offering, he, and all the 
princes of Moab. 7 And he took up 
his parable, and said: 
From Aram Balak bringeth me, 
The king of Moab from the moun- 
tains of the East: 
'Come, curse me Jacob, 
And come, execrate Israel ' 
8 How shall I curse, whom God hath 

not cursed? 
And how shall I execrate, whom the 

LORD hath not execrated? 
9 For from the top of the rocks I see 
him, 



And from the hills I behold him: 

Lo, it is a people that shall dwell 
alone, 

And shall not be reckoned among 
the nations. 

10 Who hath counted the dust of 
Jacob, 

Or numbered the stock of Israel? 

Let me die the death of the right- 
eous, 

And let mine end be like his! 
u And Balak said unto Balaam : ' What 
hast thou done unto me? I took thee 
to curse mine enemies, and, behold, 
thou hast blessed them altogether ' 
l2 And he answered and said: 'Must 
I not take heed to speak that which 
the LORD putteth in my mouth ?' 
13 And Balak said unto him: 'Come, 
I pray thee, with me unto another 
place, from whence thou mayest see 
them; thou shalt see but the utmost 
part of them, ancl shalt not see them 
all; and curse me* them from thence.' 
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 
16 And he said unto Balak: 'Stand 
here by thy burnt-offering, while I 

toward a meeting yonder.' 16 And 

e LORD met Balaam, and put a 
word in his mouth, and said: 'Re- 
turn unto Balak, and thus shalt thou 
speak.' 17 And he came to him, and, 
lo, he stood by his burnt-offering, and 
the princes of Moab with him. And 
Balak said unto him: 'What hath 
the LORD spoken?' l8 And he took up 
bis parable, and said: 
Arise, Balak, and hear; 

Give ear unto me, thou son of Zip- 

por: 

19 God is not a man, that He should 
lie; 

Neither the son of man, that He 
should repent: 



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When He hath said, will He not 

doit? 
Or when He hath spoken, will He 

not make it good? 
20 Behold, I am bidden to bless; 
And when He hath blessed, I can- 
not call it back. 

21 None hath beheld iniquity in Jacob, 
Neither hath one seen perverseness 

in Israel; 

The LORD his God is with him, 
And the shouting for the King is 

among them. 
^God who brought them forth out 

of Egypt 
Is for them like the lofty horns 

of the wild-ox. 
^For there is no enchantment with 

Jacob, 
Neither is there any divination with 

Israel; 

Now is it said of Jacob and of Israel* 
'What hath God wrought!' 
^Behold a people that riseth up as 

a lioness, 

And as a lion doth he lift himself up ; 
He shall not lie down until he eat 

of the prey, 

And drink the blood of the slam. 
K And Balak said unto Balaam- 
'Neither curse them at all, nor bless 
them at all.' ^But Balaam answered 
and said unto Balak: 'Told not I thee, 
saying: All that the LORD speaketh, 
that I must do?' 27 And Balak said 
unto Balaam 'Come now, I will 
take thee unto another place; per- 
adventure it will please God that thou 
mayest curse me them from thence.' 
28 And Balak took Balaam unto the 
top of Peor, that looketh down upon 
the desert. S9 And Balaam said unto 
Balak: 'Build me here seven altars, 
and prepare me here seven bullocks 
and seven rams/ 30 And Balak did as 
Balaam had said, and offered up a 
bullock and a ram on every altar. 



OJ. And when Balaam saw that it 
pleased the LORD to bless Israel, 
he went not, as at the other times, 
to meet with enchantments, but he 
set his face toward the wilderness. 
2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and 
he saw Israel dwelling tribe by tribe; 
and the spirit of God came upon him. 
3 And he took up his parable, and said: 
The saying of Balaam the son of 

Beor, 
And the saying of the man whose 

eye is opened; 
4 The saying of him who heareth 

the words of God, 
Who seeth the vision of the Al- 
mighty, 

Fallen down, yet with opened eyes: 
8 How goodly are thy tents, Jacob, 
Thy dwellings, Israel! * 
6 As valleys stretched out, 
As gardens by the river-side; 
As aloes planted of the LORD, 
As cedars beside the waters; 
^ater shall flow from his branches, 
And his seed shall be in many 

waters; 
And his king shall be higher than 

Agag, 

And his kingdom shall be exalted. 
8 God who brought him forth out of 

Egypt 
Is for him like the lofty horns of the 

wild-ox; 
He shall eat up the nations that are 

his adversaries, 
And shall break their bones in 

pieces, 
And pierce them through with his- 

arrows. 

9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, 
And as a lioness; who shall rouse 

him up? 
Blessed be every one that blesseth 

thee, 

And cursed be every one that cur&- 
eth thee. 



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10 And Balak's anger was kindled 
against Balaam, and he smote his 
hands together; and Balak said unto 
Balaam: 'I called thee to curse mine 
enemies, and, behold, thou hast al- 
together blessed them these three 
times. n Therefore now flee thou to 
thy place; I thought to promote thee 
anto great honour; but, lo, the LORD 
nath kept thee back from honour. 7 
- 2 And Balaam said unto Balak: ' Spoke 
1 not also to thy messengers that thou 
didst send unto me, saying: 13 If Balak 
would give me his house full of silver 
and gold, I cannot go beyond the 
word of the LORD, to do either good 
or bad of mine own mind; what the 
LORD speaketh, that will I speak? 
14 And now, behold, I go unto my 
people; come, and I will announce to 
thee what this people shall do to thy 
people in the end of days/ 15 And he 
took up his parable, and said: 
The saying of Balaam the son of 

Beor, 
And the saying of the man whose 

eye is opened; 
16 The saying of him who heareth the 

words of God, 
And knoweth the knowledge of the 

Most High, 

Who seeth the vision of the Al- 
mighty, 

Fallen down, yet with opened eyes : 
17 I see him, but not now; 
I behold him, but not nigh; 
There shall step forth a star out of 

Jacob, 
And a sceptre shall rise out of 

Israel, 
And shall smite through the corners 

of Moab, 
And break down all the sons of 

Seth. 

18 And Edom shall be a possession, 
Seir also, even his enemies, shall be 
a possession; 



While Israel doeth valiantly. 
19 And out of Jacob shall one have 

dominion, 
And shall destroy the remnant from 

the city. 

20 And he looked on Amalek, and 
took up his parable, and said: 
Amalek was the first of the nations; 
But his end shall come to destruc- 
tion. 

21 And he looked on the Kenite, and 
took up his parable, and said: 
Though firm be thy dwelling-place. 
And though thy nest be set in the 

rock; 

^Nevertheless Kain shall be wasted; 
How long? Asshur shall carry thee 
away captive. 

23 And he took up his parable, and 
said: 

Alas, who shall live after God hath 

appointed him? 

^But ships shall come from the coast 
of Kittim, 

And they shall afflict Asshur, and 
shall afflict Eber, 

And he also shall come to destruc- 
tion. 

25 And Balaam rose up, and went and 
returned to his place; and Balak also 
went his way. 

And Israel abode in Shittim, 
and the people began to com- 
mit harlotry with the daughters of 
Moab. 2 And they called the people 
unto the sacrifices of their gods; and 
the people did eat, and bowed down 
to their gods. 3 And Israel joined 
himself unto the Baal of Peor; and 
the anger of the LORD was kindled 
against Israel. 4 And the LORD said 
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the people, and hang them up unto 
the LORD in face of the sun, that the 
fierce anger of the LORD may turn 
away from Israel/ 5 And Moses said 
unto the judges of Israel: 'Slay ye 
every one his men that have joined 
themselves unto the Baal of Peor/ 
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. 7 And 
when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, 
the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he 
rose up from the midst of the con- 
gregation, and took a spear in his 
hand. 8 And he went after the man of 
Israel into the chamber, and thrust 
both of them through, the man of 
Israel, and the woman through her 
belly. So the plague was stayed from 
the children of Israel. 9 And those 
that died by the plague were twenty 
and four thousand. 

onru 

10 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: uf Phinehas, the son of Ele- 
azar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath 
turned My wrath away from the chil- 
dren of Israel, in that he was very 
jealous for My sake among them, so 
that I consumed not the children of 
Israel in My jealousy. ^Wherefore 
say: Behold, I give unto him My 
covenant of peace; 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/ 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. 



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. 

16 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying : 17 * Harass the Midianites, and 
smite them; 18 for they harass you, 
by their wiles wherewith they have 
beguiled you hi the matter of Peor, 
and in the matter of Cozbi, the daugh- 
ter of the prince of Midian, their sister, 
who was slain on the day of the 
plague hi the matter of Peor/ 

19 And it came to pass after the 
pl&gue, Hhat the LORD spoke 
unto Moses and unto Eleazar 
the son of Aaron the priest, saying: 
2< Take the sum of all the congregation 
of the children of Israel, from twenty 
years old and upward, by their f athers* 
houses, all that are able to go forth 
to war in Israel/ 3 And Moses and 
Eleazar the priest spoke with them in 
the plains of Moab by the Jordan at 
Jericho, saying: 4 '[Take the sum of 
the people,] from twenty years old 
and upward, as the LORD commanded 
Moses and the children of Israel, that 
came forth out of the land of Egypt/ 

6 Reuben, the first-born of Israel* 
the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the 
family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the 
family of the Palluites; 6 of Hezron, 
the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, 
the family of the Carmites. 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. 8 And 
the sons of Pallu: Eliab, 9 And the 
sons of Eliab: Nemuel, and Dathan, 
and Abiram. These are that Dathan 
and Abiram, the elect of the congre- 
gation, who strove against Moses and 
against Aaron in the company of 
Korah, when they strove against the 
LORD; 10 and the earth opened her 



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mouth, and swallowed them up to- 
gether with Korah, when that com- 
pany died; what tune the fire devoured 
two hundred and fifty men, and they 
became a sign. "Notwithstanding the 
sons of Korah died not. 

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; ^of Zerah, the 
family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the 
family of the Shaulites. 14 These are 
the families of the Simeonites, twenty 
and two thousand and two hundred. 

15 The sons of Gad after their fam- 
ilies: of Zephon, the family of the 
Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of 
the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of 
the Shunites; 16 of Qzni, the family of 
the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the 
Erites; 17 of Arod, the family of the 
Arodites; of Areh, the family of the 
Arelites. 18 These are the families of 
the sons of Gad according to those 
that were numbered of them, forty 
thousand and five hundred. 

19 The sons of Judah: Er and Onan; 
and Er and Onan died in the land of 
Canaan. 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. 21 And 
the sons of Perez were: of Hezron, 
the family of the Hezronites ; of Hamul, 
the family of the Hamulites. ^These 
are the families of Judah according 
to those that were numbered of them, 
threescore and sixteen thousand and 
five hundred. 

^The sons of Issachar after their 
families: of Tola, the family of the 
Tolaites; of Puvah, the family of the 
Punites; ^f Jashub, the family of the 
Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of 
the Shimronites. 25 These are the 



families of Issachar according to those 
that were numbered of them, three* 
score and four thousand and three 
hundred. 

^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 
JahleeKtes. 27 These are the families 
of the, Zebulunites according to those 
that were numbered of theniy three- 
score thousand and five hundred. 

28 The sons of Joseph after their 
families: Manasseh and Ephraim. 
29 The sons of Manasseh' of Machir, 
the family of the Machintes and 
Machir begot Gilead; of Gilead, the 
family of the Gileadites. 30 These are 
the sons of Gilead: of lezer, the 
family of the lezerites; of Helek, the 
family of the Helekites; 31 and of 
Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; 
and of Shechem, the family of the 
Shechemites; 32 and of Shemida, the 
family of the Shemidaites; and of 
Hepher, the family of the Hepherites. 
^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. 34 These are the 
families of Manasseh; and they that 
were numbered of them were fifty 
and two thousand and seven hundred. 
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. 
^And these are the sons of Shuthelah: 
of Eran, the family of the Eranites. 
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. 



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38 The sons of Benjamin after their 
families: 'of Bcla, the family of the 
Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the 
Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family 
of the Ahiramites; 39 of Shephupham, 
the family of the Shuphamites; of 
Hupham, the family of the Hupham- 
ites. 40 And the sons of Bela were 
Ard and Naaman; [of Ard,] the family 
of the Ardites; of Naaman, the family 
of the Naamites. 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. 

^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. 
43 All the families of the Shuhamites, 
according to those that were numbered 
of them, were threescore and four 
thousand and four hundred. 

^The sons of Asher after their 
families: of Imnah, the family of the 
Imnites; of Ishyi, the family of the 
Ishyites; of Beriah, the family of the 
Beriites. ^Of the sons of Beriah: 
of Heber, the family of the Heberites; 
of Malchiel, the family of the Mal- 
chielites. ^And the name of the 
daughter of Asher was Serah. 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. 

48 The sons of Naphtali after their 
families 1 : of Jahzeel, the family of the 
Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the 
Gunites; 49 of Jezer, the family of the 
Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the 
Shillemites. 60 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. 

51 These are they that were numbered 



of the children of Israel, six hundred 
thousand and a thousand and seven 
hundred and thirty. 

62 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: ^'Unto these the land shall 
be divided for an inheritance accord- 
ing to the number of names. ^To 
the more thou shalt give the more in- 
heritance, and to the fewer thou shalt 
give the less inheritance; to each one 
according to those that were numbered 
of it shall its inheritance be given. 
^Notwithstanding the land shall be 
divided by lot; according to the names 
of the tribes of their fathers they shall 
inherit. ^According to the lot shall 
their inheritance be divided between 
the more and the fewer.' 

67 And these are they that were 
numbered of the Levites after their 
families: of Gershon, the family of 
the Gershonites; of Kohath, the 
family of the Kohathites; of Merari, 
the family of the Merarites. ^These 
are the families of Levi: the family of 
the Libnites, the family of the Hebron- 
ites, the family of the Mahlites, the 
family of the Mushites, the family of 
the Korahites. And Kohath begot 
Amram. 69 And the name of Amram's 
wife was Jochebed, the daughter of 
Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; 
and she bore unto Ann ram Aaron and 
Moses, and Miriam their sister. 
60 And unto Aaron were born Nadab 
and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 
61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when 
they offered strange fire before the 
LORD. 62 And they that were numbered 
of them were twenty and three thou- 
sand, every male from a month old and 
upward; for they were not numbered 
among the chilolren of Israel, because 
there was no inheritance given them 
among the children of Israel. 

^hese are they that were numbered 
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numbered the children of Israel in the 
plains of Moab by the Jordan at 
Jericho. 6 *But among these there 
was not a man of them that were 
numbered by Moses and Aaron the 
priest, who numbered the children oi 
Israel in the wilderness of Sinai 
65 For the LORD had said of them 
'They shall surely die in the wil- 
derness.' And there was not left a 
man of them, save Caleb the son 
of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of 
Nun. 

O 17 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 Mil- 
cah, and Tirzah. 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: 3 '0ur father 
died in the wilderness, and he was not 
among the company of them that 
gathered themselves together against 
the LORD in the company of Korah, 
but he died in his own sin; and he had 
no sons. 4 Why should the name of our 
father be done away from among his 
family, because he had no son? Give 
unto us a possession among the breth- 
ren of our father/ 6 And Moses 
brought their cause before the LORD. 
6 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 7 'The daughters of Zelophe- 
had speak right: thou shalt surely 
give them a possession of an in- 
heritance among their father's breth- 
ren; and thou shalt cause the in- 
heritance of their father to pass unto 
them. 8 And thou shalt speak unto 
the children of Israel, saying: If a 
man die, and have no son, then ye 
shall cause his inheritance to pass unto 



his daughter. 9 And if he have no 
daughter, then ye shall give his in- 
heritance unto his brethren. 10 And 
if he have no brethren, then ye shall 
give his inheritance unto his father's 
brethren. u And if his father have no 
brethren, then ye shall give his in- 
heritance 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 of judg- 
ment, as the LORD commanded Moses ' 

12 And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Get thee up into this mountain of 
Abarim, and behold the land which 
I have given unto the children of 
Israel. " 13 And when thou hast seen it, 
thou also shalt be gathered unto thy 
people, as Aaron thy brother was 
gathered; "because ye rebelled against 
My commandment in the wilderness 
of Zin, in the strife of the congrega- 
tion, to sanctify Me at the waters 
before their eyes.' These are the 
waters of Meribath-kadesh in the 
wilderness of Zin. 15 And Moses 

ke unto the LORD, saying: 16 'Let 
LORD, the God of the spirits of 
all flesh, set a man over the congrega- 
tion, 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 the LORD be not as sheep which have 
no shepherd.' "And the LORD said 
unto Moses: 'Take thee Joshua the 
son of Nun, a man in whom is spirit, 
and lay thy hand upon him; "and 
set him before Eleazar the priest, and 
Before all the congregation; and give 
nm a charge in their sight. 20 And 
;hou shalt put of thy honour upon 
lim, that all the congregation of the 
children of Israel may hearken. 

he shall stand before Eleazar * 
;he priest, who shall inquire for him 
by the judgment of the Urim before 



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the LORD; at his word shall they go 
put, and at Ms word they shall come 
in, both he, and all the children of 
Israel with him, even all the con- 
gregation.' ^And Moses did as the 
LORD commanded him; and he took 
Joshua, and set him before Eleazar 
the priest, and before all the congrega- 
tion. ^And he laid his hands upon 
him, and gave him a charge, as the 
LORD spoke by the hand of Moses. 

O Q And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
^ Saying: 2 Command the children 
of Israel, and say unto them: 

My food which is presented unto Me 
for offerings made by fire, of a sweet 
savour unto Me, shall ye observe to 
offer unto Me in its due season. 
3 And thou shalt say unto them: This 
is the offering made by fire which ye 
shall bring unto the LORD: he-lambs 
of the first year without blemish, two 
day by day, for a continual burnt- 
offering. 4 The one lamb shalt thou 
offer in the morning, and the other Iamb 
shalt thou offer at dusk; 6 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. 6 It is a contin- 
ual burnt-offering, which was offered 
in mount Sinai, for a sweet savour, 
an offering made by fire unto the 
LORD. 7 And the drink-offering thereof 
shall be the fourth part of a hin for 
the one lamb; in the holy place shalt 
thou pour out a drink-offering of 
strong drink unto the LORD. 8 And 
the other lamb shalt, thou present at 
dusk; as the meal-offering of the morn- 
ing, and as the drink-offering thereof, 
thou shalt present it, an offering made 
by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 

9 And on the sabbath day two he- 
lambs of the first year without blem- 
ish, and two tenth parts of an ephah 
of fine, flour for a meal-offering, min- 



gled with oil, and the drink-offering 
thereof. 10 This is the burnt-offering 
of every sabbath, beside the continual 
burnt-offering, and the drink-offering 
thereof. m 

u And in your new moons ye shall 
present a burnt-offering unto the 
LORD: two young bullocks, and one 
ram, seven he-lambs of the first year 
without blemish; 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; ^and a 
several tenth part of fine flour mingled 
with oil for a meal-offering unto every 
lamb; for a burnt-offering of a sweet 
savour, an offering made by fire 
unto the LORD. "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 new moon throughout 
the months of the year. 15 And one 
he-goat for a sin-offering unto the 
LORD; it shall be offered beside the 
continual burnt-offering, and the 
drink-offering thereof. 

M And in the first month, on the 
fourteenth day of the month, is the 
LORD'S passover. 17 And on the fif- 
teenth day of this month shall be a 
feast; seven days shall unleavened 
bread be eaten. 18 In the first day shall 
be a holy convocation; ye shall do 
no manner of servile work; 19 but ye 
shall present an offering made by fire, 
a burnt-offering unto the LORD: two 
young bullocks, and one ram, and 
seven he-lambs of the first year; they 
shall be unto you without blemish; 
20 and their meal-offering, fine flour 
mingled with oil; three tenth parts 
shall ye offer for a bullock, and two 
tenth parts for the ram; 21 a several 



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tenth part shalt thou offer for every 
lamb of the seven lambs; w and one 
he-goat for a sin-offering, to make 
atonement for you. ^Ye shall offer 
these beside the burnt-offering of the 
morning, which is for a continua 
burnt-offering. M After this manner 
ye shall offer daily, for seven days 
the food of the offering made by fire 
of a sweet savour unto the LORD 
it shall be offered beside the continua 
burnt-offering, and the drink-offering 
thereof. ^And on the seventh day 
ye shall have a holy convocation; 
ye shall do no manner of servile work 

^Also in the day of the first-fruits, 
when ye bring a new meal-offering 
unto the LORD in your feast of weeks, 
ye shall have a holy convocation: 
ye shall do no manner of servile work; 
27 but ye shall present a burnt-offering 
for a sweet savour unto the LORD: 
two young bullocks, one ram, seven 
he-lambs of the first year; 28 and their 
meal-offering, fine flour mingled with 
oil, three tenth parts for each bullock, 
two tenth parts for the one ram, 29 a 
several tenth part for every lamb of 
the seven lambs; so one he-goat, to 
make atonement for you. 31 Beside 
the continual burnt-offering, and the 
meal-offering thereof, ye shall offer 
them they shall be unto you without 
blemish and their drink-offerings. 
OO And in the seventh month, on 

^ the first day of the month, ye 
shall have a holy convocation: ye 
shall do no manner of servile work; 
it is a day of blowing the horn unto 
you. 2 And ye shall prepare a burnt- 
offering for a sweet savour unto the 
LORD, one young bullock, one ram, 
seven he-lambs of the first year with- 
out blemish; J and their meal-off ering, 
fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth 



, 

parts for the bullock, two tenth parts 
for the ram, 4 and one tenth part 



for every lamb of the seven lambs; 
8 and one he-goat for a sm-offering, to 
make atonement for you; 6 beside the 
burnt-offering of the new moon, and 
the meal-offering thereof, and the 
continual burnt-offering and the meal- 
offering thereof, and their drink- 
offerings, according unto their ordi- 
nance, for a sweet savour, an offering 
made by fire unto the LORD. 

7 And on the tenth day ' of this 
seventh month ye shall have a holy 
convocation; and ye shall afflict 
your souls; ye shall do no manner of 
work; 8 but ye shall present a burnt- 
offering unto the LORD for a sweet 
savour: one young bullock, one ram, 
bs of 



seven he-lambs of the first year; they 
shall be unto you without blemish; 
9 and their meal-offering, fine flour 
mingled with oil, three tenth parts for 
the bullock, two tenth parts for the 
one ram, 10 a several tenth part for 
every lamb of the seven lambs; "one 
tie-goat for a sin-offering; beside the 
sin-qffering of atonement, and the 
continual burnt-offering, and the meal- 
offering thereof, and their drink- 
offerings. 

"And on the fifteenth day of the 
seventh month ye shall have a holy 
convocation, ye shall do no manner 
of servile work, and ye shall keep a 
r east unto the LORD seven days; 

an offering made by fire, of a sweet 
savour unto the LORD: thirteen young 
Bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs 
of the first year; they shall be without 
jlemish; 14 and 'their meal-offering, 
fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth 
Darts for every bullock of the thirteen 
Dullocks, two tenth parts for each 
am of the two rams, 15 and a several 
;enth part for every lamb of the 
ourteen lambs' 16 and one he-goat for 
sin-off ering; beside the continual 



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burnt-offering, the meal-offering there- 
of, and the drink-offering thereof. 

17 And on the second day ye shall 
present twelve young bullocks, two 
rams, fourteen he-lambs of the first 
year without blemish; 18 and their 
meal-offering and their drink-offerings 
for the bullocks, for the ranis, and for 
the lambs, according to their number, 
after the ordinance; 19 and one he-goat 
for a sin-offering; beside the continual 
burnt-offering, and the meal-offering 
thereof, and their drink-offerings. 

- 20 And on the third day eleven bul- 
locks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs 
of the first year without blemish; 
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; 
22 and one he-goat for a sin-offering; 
beside the continual burnt-offering, 
and the meal-offering thereof, and the 
drink-offering thereof. 

^And on the fourth day ten bul- 
locks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs of 
the first year without blemish; 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; 25 and one he-goat 
for- a sin-offering; beside the continual 
burnt-offering, the meal-offering there- 
3f , and the drink-offering thereof. 

26 And on the fifth day nine bullocks, 
two rams, fourteen he-lambs of the 
first year without blemish; 27 and then: 
meal-offering and their drink-offerings 
For the bullocks, for the rams, and for 
the lambs, according to their number, 
after the ordinance; 28 and one he-goat 
for a sin-offering; beside the continual 
burnt-offering, and the meal-offering 
thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. 

29 And on the sixth day eight bullocks, 
two rams, fourteen he-lambs of the first 
year without blemish; 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; S1 and one he-goat for 
a sin-offering; beside the continual 
burnt-offering, the meal-offering there- 
of, and the drink-offerings thereof. 

^And on the seventh day seven 
bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs 
of the first year without blemish; ^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; ^nd one 
he-goat for a sin-offering; beside 
the continual burnt-offering, the 
meal-offering thereof, and the drink- 
offering thereof. 

35 0n the eighth day ye shall have 
a solemn assembly: ye shall do no 
manner of servile work; ^but ye shall 
present a burnt-offering, an offering 
made by fire, of a sweet savour 
unto the LORD: one bullock, one ram, 
seven he-lambs of the first year with- 
out blemish; 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; 38 and one he-goat for 
a sin-offering; beside the continual 
burnt-offering, and the meal-offering 
thereof, and the drink-offering thereof 

89 These ye shall offer unto the LOBD 
in your appointed seasons, beside 
your vows, and your freewill-offerings, 
whether they be your burnt-offerings, 
or your meal-offerings, or your drink- 
offerings, or your peace-offerings. 
O A And Moses told the children of 
ov/ Israel according to all that the 
LORD commanded Moses. 



2 And Moses spoke unto the heads 
of the tribes of the children of Israel, 
saying: 



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This is the thing which the LOBD 
hath commanded. 3 When a man 
voweth a vow unto the LORD, or 
sweareth an oath to bind his soul with 
a bond, he shall not break his word 
he shall do according to all that pro- 
ceedeth out of his mouth. 4 AJso when 
a woman voweth a vow unto the LORD 
and bindeth herself by a bond, bein^ 
in her father's house, in her youth 
5 and her father heareth her vow, or 
her bond wherewith she hath bounc 
her soul, and her father holdeth his 
peace at 'her, then all her vows shal 
stand, and every bond wherewith 
she hath bound her soul shall stand. 
6 But if her father disallow her in 
the day that he heareth, none of her 
vows, or of her bonds wherewith she 
hath bound her soul, shall stand; and 
the LORD will forgive her, because her 
father disallowed her. 7 And if she be 
married to a husband, while her vows 
are upon her, or the clear utterance of 
her lips, wherewith she hath bound 
her soul; 8 and her husband hear it, 
whatsoever day it be that he heareth 
it, and hold his peace at her; then her 
vows shall stand, and her bonds 
wherewith she hath bound her soul 
shall stand. 9 But if her husband 
disallow her in the day that he heareth 
it, then he shall make void her vow 
which is upon her, and the clear utter- 
ance of her lips, wherewith she hath 
bound her soul; and the LORD will 
forgive her. 10 But the vow of a widow, 
or of her that is divorced, even every- 
thing wherewith she hath bound her 
soul, shall stand against her. u And 
if a woman vowed in her husband's 
house, or bound her soul by a bond 
with an oath, M 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 



iBfjuxu. ouchuu, CMJLU. CVCiJ- UUJUU WJLLCl.eWIt.LL 

she bound her soul shall stand. 13 But 



if her husband make them null and 
void in the day that he heareth them, 
then whatsoever proceeded out of her 
lips, whether it were her vows, or the 
bond of her soul, shall not stand: her 
husband hath made them void; and 
the LORD will forgive her. 14 Every 
vow, and every binding oath to afflict 
the soul, her husband may let it stand, 
or her husband may make it void. 
15 But if her husband altogether hold 
his peace at her from day to day, 
then he causeth all her vows to stand, 
or all her bonds, which are upon her; 
he hath let them stand, because he 
held his peace at her in the day 
that he heard them. 16 But if he 
shall make them null and void after 
that he hath heard them, then he 



shall bear her iniquity. 17 These are 
the statutes,, which the LORD com- 
manded Moses, between a man and 
his wife, between a father and his 
daughter, being in her youth, in her 
father's house. 

Q 1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
* saying: 2 'Ayenge the children 
of Israel of the Midianites; afterward 
shalt thou be gathered unto thy peo- 
ple/ 3 And Moses spoke unto the peo- 
ple, saying: ' Arm ye men from among 
you for the war, that they may go 
against Midian, to execute the LORD'S ' 
vengeance on Midian. 4 0f every 
iribe a thousand, throughout all the 
;ribes of Israel, shall ye send to the 
war/ *So there were delivered, out 
of the thousands of Israel, a thou- 
sand of every tribe, twelve thousand 
armed for war. 6 And Moses sent them, 
i thousand of every tribe, to the war, 
;hem and Phinehas the son of Eleazar 
the priest, to the war, with the holy 
vessels and the trumpets for the alarm 
n his hand. 7 And they warred against 
klidian, as the LORD commanded 
Moses; and they slew every male. 



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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. 9 And the children of Israel 
took captive the w<jmen of Midian 
and their little ones; and all their 
cattle, and all their flocks, and all 
their goods, they took for a prey. 
10 And all their cities in the places 
wherein they dwelt, and all their en- 
campments, they burnt with fire. 
u And they took all the spoil, and all 
the prey, both of man and of beast. 
^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, unto the plains 
of Moab, which are by the Jordan at 
Jericho. 

M And Moses, andEleazarthe priest, 
and all the princes of the congrega- 
tion, went forth to meet them without 
the camp. 14 And Moses was wroth 
with the officers of the host, the 
captains of thousands and the cap- 
tains of hundreds, who came from the 
service of the war. 15 And Moses said 
unto them: 'Have ye saved all the 
women alive? 16 Behold, these caused 
the children of Israel, through the 
counsel of Balaam, to revolt so as to 
break faith with the LOED in the mat- 
ter of Peor, and so the plague was 
among the congregation of the LORD. 
17 Now therefore kill every male among 
the little ones, and Mil every woman 
that hath known man by lying with 
him. 18 But all the women children, 
that have not known man by lying 
with him, keep alive for yourselves. 
19 And encamp ye without the camp 
seven days; whosoever hath killed 
any person, and whosoever hath 
touched any slain, purify yourselves 



on the third day and on the seventh 
day, ye and your captives. 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, ye 
shall purify.' 

21 And Eleazar the priest said unto 
the men of war that went to the 
battle: 'This is the statute of the 
law which the LOED hath commanded 
Moses: ^Howbeit the gold, and the 
silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and 
the lead, ^every thing that may abide 
the fire, ye shall make to go through 
the fire, and it "shall be clean; never- 
theless it shall be purified with the 
water of sprinkling; and all that 
abideth not the fire ye shall make to 
go through the water. ^And ye shall 
wash your clothes on the seventh 
day, and ye shall be clean, and after- 
ward ye may come into the camp.' 

^And the LOED spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 26< Take the sum of the prey 
that was taken, both of man and of 
beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, 
and the heads t of the fathers' houses of 
the congregation; 27 and divide the 
prey into two parts: between the 
men skilled in war, that went out 
to battle, and all the congregation; 
28 and levy a tribute unto the LOED of 
the men of war that went out to bat- 
tle: one soul of five hundred, both of 
the persons, and of the beeves, and of 
the asses, and of the flocks; 29 take it of 
their half, and give' it unto Eleazar. 
the priest, as a portion set apart for 
the LOED. 30 And of the children of 
Israel's half, thou shalt take one 
drawn out of every fifty, of the persons, 
of the beeves, 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 
the LOED.' 3l And Moses and Eleazar 
the priest did as the LOED com- 



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manded Moses. ^Now the prey, over 
and above the booty which the men of 
war took, was six hundred thousand 
and seventy thousand and five thou- 
sand sheep, ^and threescore and 
twelve thousand beeves, M and three- 
score and one thousand asses, 36 and 
thirty and two thousand persons in 
all, of the women that had not known 
man by lying with him. 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. 37 And the LORD'S 
tribute of the sheep was six hundred 
and threescore and fifteen. 38 And 
the beeves were thirty and six thou- 
sand, of which the LORD'S tribute was 
threescore and twelve. 39 And the 
asses were thirty thousand and five 
hundred, of which the LORD'S tribute 
was threescore and one. 40 And the 
persons were sixteen thousand, of 
whom the LORD'S tribute was thirty 
and two persons. ^And Moses gave 
the tribute, which was set apart for 
the LORD, unto Eleazar the priest, 
as the LORD commanded Moses. 
42 And of the children of Israel's half, 
which Moses divided off from the 
men that warred ^ow the congrega- 
tion's half was three hundred thou- 
sand and thirty thousand and seven 
thousand and five hundred sheep, 
44 and thirty and six thousand beeves, 
^and thirty thousand and five hun- 
dred asses, ^and sixteen thousand 
persons 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 the LORD; as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

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; 
49 and they said unto Moses: 'Thy 
servants have taken the sum of the 
men of war that are under our charge, 
and there lacketh not one man of us. 
50 And we have^brought the LORD'S 
offering, what every man hath gotten, 
of jewels of gold, armlets, and brace- 
lets, signet-rings, ear-rings, and girdles, 
to make atoneinent for our souls be- 
fore the LORD.' 51 And Moses and Elea- 
zar the priest took the gold of them, 
even all wrought jewels. B2 And all 
the gold of the gift that they set 
apart for the LORD, of the captains of 
thousands, and of the captains of 
hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven 
hundred and fifty shekels. ^For 
the men of war had taken booty, 
every man for himself. ^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 the 
LORD. 

OO 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, ^he 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: 3 ' Ataroth, 
and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, 
and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Se- 
bam, and Nebo, and Beon, *the land 
which the LORD smote before the con- 
gregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, 
and thy servants have cattle/ 6 And 
they said: 'If we have found favour 
in thy sight, let this land be given 
unto thy servants for a possession, 



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bring us not over the Jordan/ s And 
Moses said unto the children of Gad 
and to the children of Reuben: 'Shall 
your brethren go to tne war, and shall 
ye sit here? 7 And wherefore will ye 
turn away the heart of the children 
of Israel from going over into the 
land which the LORD hath given them? 
8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent 
them from Kadesh-barnea to see 
the land. 9 For when they went up 
unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw 
the land, they turned away the heart 
of the children of Israel, that they 
should not go into the land which the 
LORD had given them. 10 And the 
LORD'S anger was kindled in that day, 
and He swore, saying: "Surely none 
of the men that came up out of Egypt, 
from twenty years old and upward, 
shall see the land which I swore un- 
to Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto 
Jacob; because they have not wholly 
followed Me; ^save Caleb the son of 
Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua 
the son of Nun; because they have 
wholly followed the LORD. 13 And 
the LORD'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 the LORD, was con- 
sumed. 14 And, behold, ye are risen 
up in your fathers 7 stead, a brood of 
sinful men, to augment yet the fierce 
anger of the LORD toward Israel. 
15 For if ye turn away from after Hun, 
He will yet again leave them in the 
wilderness; and so ye will destroy all 
this people/ 

16 And they came near unto him, and 
said: 'We will build sheepfolds here 
for our cattle, and cities for our little 
ones; 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 be- 
cause of the inhabitants of the land. 
18 We will not return unto our houses, 
until the children of Israel have in- 
herited every man his inheritance 
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.' 

20 Ajad Moses said unto them: 'If 
ye will do this thing: if ye will arm 
yourselves to go before the LORD to 
the war, ^and every armed man of 
you will pass over the Jordan before 
the LORDJ until He hath driven out 
His enemies from before Hun, M and 
the land be subdued before the LORD, 
and ye return afterward; then ye shall 
be clear before the LORD, and before 
Israel, and this land shall be unto you 
for a possession before the LORD. ^But 
if ye will not do so, behold, ye have 
sinned against the LORD; and know 
ye your sin which will find you. 
^Build you cities for your little ones, 
and fokls for your sheep; and do that 
which hath proceeded out of your 
mouth.' 

25 And the children of Gad and the 
children of Reuben spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 'Thy servants will do as my 
lord commandeth. 26 0ur little ones, 
our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, 
shall be there in the cities of Gilead; 
27 but thy servants will pass over, 
every man that is armed for war, 
before the LORD to battle, as my lord 
saith.' 

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. 29 And 
Moses said unto them : ' If the children 
of Gad and the children of Reuben will 
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man that is armed to battle, before the 
LORD, and the land shall be subduec 
before you, then ye shall give them 
the land of Gilead for a possession 
30 but if they will not pass over with 
you armed, they shall have possessions 
among you in the land of Canaan. 
31 And the children of Gad and the 
children of Reuben answered, saying 
'As the LORD hath said unto thy 
servants, so will we do. 82 We will 
pass over armed before the LORD into 
the land of Canaan, and the possession 
of our inheritance shall remain with 
us beyond the Jordan/ 

^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 oi 
Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king oJ 
the Amorites, and the kingdom oi 
Og king of Bashan, the land, accord- 
ing to the cities thereof with their 
borders, even the cities of the land 
round about. w And the children of 
Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and 
Aroer; ^and Atroth-shophan, and 
Jazer, and Jogbehah; 36 and Beth- 
niTprah, and Beth-haran; fortified 
cities, and folds for sheep. 37 And the 
children of Reuben built Heshbon, and 
Elealeh, and Kiriathaim; 38 and Nebo, 
and Baal-meon their names being 
changed and Sibmah'; and gave their 
names unto the cities which they 
builded. S9 And the children of Machir 
the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, 
and took it, and dispossessed the 
Amorites that were therein. 40 And 
Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the 
son of Manasseh; and he dwelt 
therein. ^And Jair the son of Manas- 
seh went and took the villages there- 
of, and called them a Hawoth-jair. 
42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, 
and the villages thereof, and called 
it Nobah, after his own name. 



That is, The milages of Jair. 

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OO These are the stages of the 
^^ children of Israel, by which 
they went forth out of the land of 
Egypt by their hosts under the hand 
of Moses and Aaron. 2 And Moses 
wrote their goings forth, stage by 
stage, by the commandment of the 
LORD; and these are their stages at 
their goings forth. 3 And they jour- 
neyed from Rameses in the first 
month, on the fifteenth day of the 
first month; on the morrow after the 
passoyer the children of Israel went 
out with a high hand in the sight of all 
the Egyptians, Vhile the Egyptians 
were burying them that the LORD 
had smitten among them, even all 
their first-born; upon their gods also 
the LORD executed judgments. 6 And 
the children of Israel journeyed from 
Rameses, and pitched in Succoth. 
6 And they journeyed from Succoth, 
and pitched in Etham, which is in 
the edge of the wilderness. 7 And 
they journeyed from Etham, and 
turned back unto Pi-hahiroth, which 
is before Baal-zephon; and they 
pitched before Migdol. 8 And they 
journeyed from Pene-hahiroth, and 
passed through the midst of the sea 
into the wilderness; and they went 
three days' journey in the wilderness 
of Etham, and pitched in Marah. 
9 And they journeyed from Marah, 
and came unto Elim; and in Elim 
were twelve springs of water, and 
;hreescore and ten palm-trees; and 
ihey pitched there. 10 And they 
ourneyed from Elim, and pitched by 
ihe Red Sea. u And they journeyed 
from the Red Sea, and pitched in the 
wilderness of Sin. ^And they jour- 
neyed from the wilderness of Sin, 
and pitched in Dophkah. w And they 
ourneyed from Dophkah, and pitched 
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Alush, and pitched in Rephidim, 
where was no water for the people 
to drink. 15 And they journeyed from 
Rephidim, and pitched in the wil- 
derness of Sinai, 16 And they jour- 
neyed from the wilderness of Sinai, 
and pitched in Klbroth-hattaavah. 
17 And they journeyed from Kibroth- 
hattaavah, and pitched in Hazeroth. 
18 And they journeyed from Hazeroth, 
and pitched in Rithmah. 19 And they 
journeyed from Rithmah, and pitched 
hi Rimmon-perez. 20 And they jour- 
neyed from Rimmon-perez, and 
pitched in Libnah. 21 And they jour- 
neyed from Libnah, and pitched in 
Rissah. ^And they journeyed from 
Rissah, and pitched in Kehelah. 
K And they journeyed from Kehelah, 
and pitched in mount Shepher. ^And 
they journeyed from mount Shepher, 
and pitched in Haradah. ^And they 
journeyed from Haradah, and pitched 
in Makheloth. 26 And they journeyed 
from Makheloth, and pitched in 
Tahath. 27 And they journeyed from 
Tahath, and pitched in Terah. 28 And 
they journeyed from Terah, and 
pitched in Mithkah. 29 And they 
journeyed from Mithkah, and pitched 
in Hashmonah. 30 And they jour- 
neyed from Hashmonah, and pitched 
in Moseroth. 31 And they journeyed 
from Moseroth, and pitched in Bene- 
jaakan. 32 And they journeyed from 
Bene-jaakan, and pitched in Hor- 
haggidgad. ^And they journeyed 
from Hor-haggidgad, and pitched in 
Jotbah. M And they journeyed from 
Jotbah, and pitched in Abronah. 
86 And they journeyed from Abronah, 
and pitched in Ezion-geber. ^And 
they journeyed from Ezion-geber, 
and pitched in the wilderness of Zin 
the same is Kadesh. S7 And they 
journeyed from Kadesh, and pitched 
in mount Hor, in the edge of the land 



of Edom. 38 And Aaron the priest 
went up into mount Hor at the com- 
mandment of the LORD, and died there, 
in the fortieth year after the chil- 
dren of Israel were come out of the 
land of Egypt, in the fifth month, 
on the first day of the month. 39 And 
Aaron was a hundred and twenty and 
three years old when he died in mount 
Hor. 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. 
^And they journeyed from mount 
Hor, and pitched in Zalmonah. ^And 
they journeyed from Zalmonah, and 
pitched in Punon. ^And they jour- 
neyed from Punon, and pitched in 
Oboth. ^And they journeyed from 
Oboth, and pitched in Ije-abarhn, in 
the border of Moab. ^And they 
journeyed from Ijim, and pitched in 
Dibon-gad. ^And they journeyed 
from Dibon-gad, and pitched in 
Almon-diblathaim. 47 And they jour- 
neyed from Almon-diblathaim, and 
pitched in the mountains of Abarim, 
in front of Nebo. 48 And they jour- 
neyed from the mountains of Abarim, 
and pitched in the plains of Moab 
by the Jordan at Jericho. ' 49 And they 
pitched by the Jordan, from Beth- 
jeshimoth even unto Abel-shittim in 
the plains of Moab. 

fi And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
in the plains of Moab by the Jordan 
at Jericho, saying: 6lt Speak unto the 
children of Israel, and say unto them: 
When ye pass over the Jordan into 
the land of Canaan, ^then ye 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. ^And ye shall 
drive out the inhabitants of the land, 
and dwell therein; for unto you have 



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I given the land to possess it. 54 And 
ye shall inherit the land by lot ac- 
cording to your families to the 
more ye shaft give the more inher- 
itance, and to the fewer thou shalt 
give the less inheritance; whereso- 
ever the lot falleth to any man, that 
shall be his; according to the tribes 
of your fathers shall ye inherit. ^But 
if ye will not drive out the inhabitants 
of the land from before you, then shall 
those that ye let remain of them be as 
thorns in your eyes, and as pricks 
in your "sides, and they shall harass 
you in the land wherein ye dwell. 
^And it shall come to pass, that as I 
thought to do unto them, so will I do 
unto you/ 

OA And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying: 2C Command the chil- 
dren of Israel, and say unto them: 
When ye come into the land of 
Canaan, this shall be the land that 
shall fall unto you for an inheritance, 
even the land of Canaan according 
to the borders thereof. 3 Thus your 
south side shall be from the wilderness 
of 2Jin close by the side of Edom, and 
your south border shall begin at the 
end of the Salt Sea eastward; 4 and 
your border shall turn about south- 
ward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and 
pass along to Zin; and the goings out 
thereof shall be southward of Kadesh- 
barnea; and it shall go forth to Hazar- 
addar, and pass along to Azmon; 
a and the border shall turn about 
from Azmon unto the Brook of Egypt, 
and the goings out thereof shall be at 
the Sea. 6 And for the western border, 
ye shall have the Great Sea for a bor- 
der; this shall be your west border. 
7 And this shall be your north border: 
from the Great Sea ye shall mark out 
your line unto mount Hor; ^rom mount 
Hor ye shall mark out a line unto j 
the entrance to Hamath; and the! 



goings out of the border shall be at 
Zedad; 9 and the border shall go forth 
to Ziphron, and the goings out thereof 
shall be at Hazar-enan; this shall 
be your north border. 10 And ye shall 
mark out your line for the east border 
from Hazar-enan to Shepham; 11 and 
the border shall go down from She- 
pham to Riblah, on the east side of 
Ain; and the border shall go down, 
and shall strike upon the slope of the 
sea of Chinnereth eastward; 12 and the 
border shall go down to the Jordan, 
and the goings out thereof shall be 
at the Salt Sea; this shall be your 
land according to the borders thereof 
round about. 7 

13 And Moses commanded the chil- 
dren of Israel, saying: 'This is the 
land wherein ye shall receive in- 
heritance by lot, which the LORD 
hath commanded to give unto the 
nine tribes, and to the half-tribe; 
14 for the tribe of the children of Reuben 
according to their fathers 7 houses, and 
the tribe of the children of Gad ac- 
cording to their fathers' houses, have 
received, and the half-tribe or Ma- 
nasseh have received, their inherit- 
ance; 15 the two tribes and the half- 
tribe have received their inheritance 
beyond the Jordan at Jericho east- 
ward, toward the sunrising. 7 

16 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, 
saying : 17 ' These are the names of the 
men that shall take possession of the 
land for you: Eleazar the priest, and 
Joshua the son of Nun. 18 And ye shall 
take one prince of every tribe, to take 
possession of the land. "And these 
are the names of the men: of the tribe 
of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 
20 And of the tribe of the children of 
Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud. 
21 0f the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the 
son of Chislon. ^And of the tribe of 
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the son of Jogk. ^Of the children of 
Joseph: of the tribe of the children of 
Manasseh a prince, Hanniel the son 
of Ephod; ^and of the tribe of the 
children of Ephraim a prince, Kemuel 
the son of Shiphtan. 25 And of the 
tribe of the children of Zebulun a 
prince, Elizaphan the son of Parnach. 
2b And of the tribe of the children of 
Issaehar a prince, Paltiel the son of 
Azzan. 27 And of the tribe of the 
children of Asher a prince, Ahihud 
the son of Shelomi. 28 And of the tribe 
of the children of Naphtali a prince, 
Pedahel the son of Anumhud. 29 These 
are they whom the LORD commanded 
to divide the inheritance unto the 
children of Israel in the land of 
Canaan/ 

O And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
^^ in the plains of Moab by the 
Jordan at Jericho, saying: ^Com- 
mand the children of Israel, that 
they give unto the Levites of the in- 
heritance of their possession cities to 
dwell in; and open land round about 
the cities shall ye give unto the 
Levites. 3 And the cities shall they 
have to dwell 'in; and their open land 
shall be for their cattle, and for their 
substance, and for all their beasts. 
4 Amd the open land about the cities, 
which ye shall give unto the Levites, 
shall be from the wall of the city and 
outward a thousand cubits round 
about. fi And ye shall measure with- 
out the city for the east side two thou- 
sand 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 open land about 
the cities. 6 And the cities which ye 
shall give unto the Levites, they shall 
be the > six cities of refuge, which ye 
shall give for the manslayer to flee 



thither; and beside them ye shall give 
forty and two cities. 7 AU the cities 
which ye shall give to the Levites shall 
be forty and eight cities: them shall 
ye give with the open land about 
them. 8 And concerning the cities 
which ye shall give of the possession 
of the children of Israel, from the 
many ye shall take many, and from 
the few ye shall take few; each tribe 
according to its inheritance which it 
inhenteth shall give of its cities unto 
the Levites.' 

9 And the LORD spoke 'unto Moses, 
saying: 10 * Speak unto the children of 
Israel, and say unto them: When ye 
pass over the Jordan into the land of 
Canaan, n then ye shall appoint you 
cities to be cities of refuge for you, 
that the nianslayer that killeth any 
person through error may flee thither 
12 And the cities shall be unto you for 
refuge from the avenger, that the 
manslayer die not, until he stand 
before the congregation for judgment. 
13 And as to the cities which ye shall 
give, there shall be for you six cities 
of refuge. 14 Ye shall give three cities 
beyond the Jordan, and three cities 
shall ye give in the land of Canaan; 
they shall be cities of refuge. 15 For the 
children of Israel, and for the stranger 
and for the settler among them, shall 
these six cities be for refuge, that 
every one that killeth any person 
through error may flee thither. 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. "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. 18 0r 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 



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be put to death. 19 The avenger of 
blood shall himself put the murderer 
to death; when he meeteth him, he 
shall put him to death. 20 And if he 
thrust him of hatred, or hurled at 
him any thing, lying in wait, so that 
he died; ^or in enmity smote him with 
his hand, 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 
meeteth him. ^But if he thrust him 
suddenly without enmity, or hurled 
upon him any thing without lying 
in wait, ^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; ^hen the congregation 
shall judge between the smiter and 
the avenger of blood according to 
these ordinances; 25 and the congrega- 
tion shall deliver the manslayer out of 
the hand of the avenger of blood, and 
the congregation shall restore him to 
his city of refuge, whither he was fled; 
and he shall dwell therein until the 
death of the high priest, who was 
anointed with the holy oil. 26 But if 
the manslayer shall at any time go 
beyond the border of his city of refuge, 
whither he fleeth; 27 and the avenger of 
blood find him without the border of 
his city of refuge, and the avenger of 
blood slay the manslayer; there shall 
be no bloodguiltiness for him; 28 be- 
cause he must remain in his city of 
refuge until the death of the high 
priest; but after the death of the high 
priest the manslayer may return into 
bhe land of his possession. 29 And 
these things shall be for a statute of 
judgment unto you throughout your 
generations in all your dwellings. 
30 Whoso killeth any person, the 
murderer shall be slain at the mouth 
of witnesses; but one witness shall 1 



not testify against any person that 
he die. 31 Moreover ye shall take no 
ransom for the life of a murderer, 
that is guilty of death; but he shall 
surely be put to death. t 32 And ye shall 
take no ransom for him that is fled 
to his city of refuge, that he should 
come again to dwell in the land, until 
the death of the priest. ^So ye shall 
not pollute the land wherein ye are; 
for blood, it polluteth 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. 
M And thou shalt not defile the land 
which ye inhabit, in the midst of which 
I dwell; for I the LORD dwell in the 
midst of the children of Israel.' 

And the heads of the fathers' 
houses of the family of the chil- 
dren 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' 
nouses of the children of Israel; 2 and 
they said: 'The LORD commanded 
my lord to give the land for inherit- 
ance by lot to the children of Israel; 
and my lord was commanded by the 
LORD to give the inheritance of 
Zelophehad our brother unto his 
daughters. 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 pur inheritance. 4 And when the 
lubilee of the children of Israel shall 
be, then will their inheritance be added 
unto the inheritance of the tribe where- 
unto they shall belong; so will their 
inheritance be taken away from the 



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inheritance of the tribe of our fathers/ 
5 And Moses commanded the children 
of Israel according to the word of the 
LORD, saying: 'The tribe of the sons 
of Joseph speaketh right. 6 This is 
the thing which the LORD hath com- 
manded 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. 
7 So shall no inheritance of the chil- 
dren 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. 8 And every 
daughter, that possesseth an inherit- 
ance 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 



every man the inheritance of his 
fathers. 9 So shall no inheritance re- 
move from one tribe to another tribe; 
for the tribes of the children of Israel 
shall cleave each one to its own in- 
heritance.' 10 Even as the LORD com- 
manded Moses, so did the daughters 
of Zelophehad. u Por Mahlah, Tirzah, 
and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, 
the daughters of Zelophehad, were 
married unto their father's brothers' 
sons. l4 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. 

^These are the commandments and 
the ordinances, which the LORD com- 
manded by the hand of Moses unto 
the children of Israel in the plains of 
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I 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, 2 It is eleven 
days' journey from Horeb unto Ka- 
desh-barnea by the way of mount 
Seir. 3 And it came to pass in the 
fortieth year, in the eleventh month, 
on the first day of the month, that 
Moses spoke unto the children of 
Israel, according unto all that the 
LORD had given him in c6mmandment 
unto them; 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; 5 beyond the Jordan, in the 
land of Moab, took Moses upon him 
to expound this law, saying: 

^he LORD our God spoke unto us 
in Horeb, saying: 'Ye have dwelt 
long enough in this mountain; 7 turn 
you, and take your journey, and go to 
the hill-country of the Amorites and 
unto all the places nigh thereunto, 
in the Arabah, in the hill-country, 
and in the Lowland, andja the South, 
and by the sea-shore; the land of the 
Canaamtes, and Lebanon, as far as 
the great river, the river Euphrates. 
8 Behold, I have set the land before you: 
go in and possess the land which the 
LORD swore unto your fathers, to 
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to 
give unto them and to their seed after 
them.' 

9 And I spoke unto you at that time, 



saying: 'I am not able to bear you 
myself alone; 10 the LORD your God 
hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye 
are this day as the stars of heaven f 01 
multitude. "The LORD, the God of 
your fathers, make you a thousand 
times so many more as ye are, and 
bless you, as He hath promised you' 
^How can I myself alone bear your 
cumbrance, and your burden, and 
your strife? 13 Get you, from each 
one of your tribes, wise men, and un- 
derstanding, and full of knowledge, 
and I will make them heads over 
you. ' 14 And ye answered me, and said * 
'The thing which thou hast spoken 
is good for us to do/ 15 So I took the 
heads of your tribes, wise men, and full 
of knowledge, and made them heads 
over you, captains of thousands, and 
captains of hundreds, and captains 
of fifties, and captains of tens, and 
officers, tribe by tribe. 16 And I 
charged your judges at that time, 
saying: 'Hear the causes between 
your brethren, and judge righteously 
between a man and his brother, and 
the stranger that is with him. 17 Ye 
shall not respect persons in judgment; 
ye shall hear the small and the great 
alike; ye shall not be afraid of the 
face of any man; for the judgment is 
God's; and the cause that is too hard 
for you ye shall bring unto me, and I 
will hear it. 7 18 And I commanded you 
at that time all the things which ye 
should do. 

19 And we journeyed from Horeb, 
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dreadful wilderness which ye saw, by 
the way to the hill-country of the 
Amorites, as the LOED our God com- 
manded us; and we came to Kadesh- 
barnea. 20 And I said unto you: 'Ye 
are come unto the hill-country of the 
Amorites, which the LOED our God 
giveth unto us. ^Behold, the LORD 
thy God hath set the land before thee; 
go up, take possession, as the LOED, 
the God of thy fathers, hath spoken 
unto thee; fear not, neither be dis- 
mayed/ ^And ye 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 
back word of the way by which we 
must go up, and the cities unto which 
we shall come. 7 ^And the thing 
pleased me well; and I took twelve 
men of you, one man for every tribe; 
^and they turned and went up into 
the mountains, and came unto the 
valley of Eshcol, and spied it out. 
25 And they took of the fruit of the 
land in their hands, and brought it 
down unto us, and brought us back 
word, and said: 'Good is the land 
which the LORD our God giveth unto 
us/ 26 Yet ye would not go up, but 
rebelled against the commandment of 
the LORD your God; 27 and ye mur- 
mured in your tents, and said: 'Be- 
cause the LORD hated us, He hath 
brought us forth out of the land of 
Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of 
the Amorites, to destroy us. 28 Whith- 
er are we going up? our brethren have 
made our heart to melt, saying: The 
people is greater and taller than we; 
the cities are great and fortified up 
to heaven; and moreover ws have 
seen the sons of the Anakim there.' 
29 Then I said unto you: 'Dread not, 
neither be afraid of them. 30 The 
LORD your God who goeth before you, 
He shall fight for you, according to all 



that He did for you in Egypt before 
your eyes; ^and in the wilderness, 
where thou hast seen how that the 
LORD thy God bore thee, as a man 
doth bear his son, in all the way that 
ye went, until ye came unto this 
place. ^Yet in this thing ye do not 
believe the LORD your God, 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 ye should go, and in the 
cloud by day/ 

^And the LORD heard the voice of 
your words, and was wroth, ant} 
swore, saying: 35 ' Surely there shall 
not one of these men, even this evil 
generation, see the good land, which 
I swore to give unto your fathers, 
^save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, 
he shall see it; and to him will I give 
the land that he hath trodden upon, 
and to his children; because he hath 
wholly followed the LORD/ 37 Also 
the LORD was angry with me for your 
sakes, saying: 'Thou also shalt not 
go in thither; 38 Joshua the son of Nun, 
who standeth before thee, he shall go 
in thither; encourage thou him, for 
he shall cause Israel to inherit it. 
39 Moreover your little ones, that ye 
said should be a prey, and your chil- 
dren, that this day have no knowledge 
of good or evil, they shall go in thither, 
and unto them will I give it, and they 
shall possess it. 40 But as for you, turn 
you, and take your journey into the 
wilderness by the way to the Red 
Sea/ ^Then ye answered and said 
unto me : ' We have sinned against the 
LORD, we will go up and fight, accord- 
ing to all that the LORD our God com- 
manded us/ And ye girded on every 
man his weapons of war, and deemed 
it a light thing to go up into the hill- 
country. ^And the LORD said unto 
me: 'Say unto them* Go not up. 



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neither fight; for I am not among you; 
lest ye be smitten before your ene- 
mies/ ^So I spoke unto you, and ye 
hearkened not; but ye rebelled against 
the commandment of the LORD, and 
were presumptuous, and went up into 
the hill-country. ^And the Amorites, 
that dwell in that hill-country, came 
out against you, and chased you, as 
bees do, and beat you down in Seir, 
even unto Honnah. 45 And ye returned 
and wept before the LORD; but the 
LORD hearkened not to your voice, 
nor gave ear unto you. 46 So ye abode 
in Kadesh many days, according unto 
the days tliat ye abode there. 
O Then we turned, and took our 
journey into the wilderness by the 
way to the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke 
unto me; and we compassed mount 
Seir many days. 

*And the LORD spoke unto me, say- 
ing: 3f Ye have compassed this moun- 
tain long enough; turn you northward. 
*And command thou the people, say- 
ing: Ye are to pass through the bor- 
der of your brethren the children of 
Esau, that dwell in Seir; and they 
will be afraid of you; take ye good 
heed unto yourselves therefore^ Con- 
tend 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. 6 Ye 
shall purchase food of them for money, 
that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy 
water of them for money, that ye 
may drink. Tor the LORD thy God 
hath blessed thee in all the work of 
thy hand; He hath known thy walking 
through this great wilderness; these 
Forty years the LORD thy God hath 
been with thee; thou hast lacked noth- 
ing/ 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. 9 And 
the LORD said unto me: 'Be not at 
enmity with Moab, neither contend 
with them in battle; for I will not 
give thee of his land for a possession; 
because I have given Ar unto the chil- 
dren of Lot for a possession. 10 The 
Emim dwelt -therein aforetime, a peo- 
ple great, and many, and tall, as the 
Anakim; u these also are accounted 
Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the 
Moabites call them Emim. ^And 
in Seir dwelt the Horites aforetime, 
but the children of Esau succeed- 
ed them; and they destroyed them 
from before them, and dwelt in their 
stead; as Israel did unto the land of 
his possession, which the LORD gave 
unto tliem. "Now rise up, and get 
you over the brook Zered/ And we 
went over the brook Zered, 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 genera- 
tion, even the men of war, were con- 
sumed from the midst of the camp, 
as the LORD swore unto them. 15 Mpre- 
over the hand of the LORD was against 
them, to discomfit them from the 
midst of the camp, until they were 
consumed. 

16 So it came to pass, when all the 
men of war were consumed and dead 
from among the people, 17 that the 
LORD spoke unto me, saying: 18 'Thou 
art this day to pass over the border 
of Moab, even Ar; 19 and when thou 
comest nigh over against the children 
of Ammon, harass them not, nor con- 
tend with them; for I will not give 
thee of the land of the children of 
Ammon for a possession: because I 
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for a possession. 20 That also is ac- 
counted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim 
dwelt therein aforetime; but the Am- 
monites call them ZaxnmiTnmim ^a 
people great, and many, and tall, as 
the Anakim; but the LORD destroyed 
them before them; and they succeeded 
them, and dwelt in their stead; ^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; ^and the Awim, that 
dwelt in villages as far as Gaza, the 
Caphtorim, that came forth out of 
Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in 
their stead. 24 Rise ye up, take your 
journey, and pass over the valley of 
Arnon; behold, I have given into 
thy hand Sihon the Amorite, king of 
Heshbon, and his land; begin to pos- 
sess it, and contend with him in battle. 
2S This day will I begin to put the 
dread of thee and the fear of thee 
upon the peoples that are under the 
whole heaven, who, when they hear 
the report of thee, shall tremble, and 
be in anguish because of thee.' 

^And I sent messengers out of the 
wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon 
king of Heshbon with words of peace, 
saying: 27 'Let me pass through thy 
land- 1 will go along by the highway, 
I will neither turn unto the right hand 
nor to the left. 28 Thou shalt 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; 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 the LORD our God giveth us.' | 
80 But Sihon king of Heshbon would 
not let us pass by him; for the LORD 
thy God hardened his spirit, and made 
his heart obstinate, that He might de~ j 



liver him into thy hand, as appeareth 
this day. 

^And the LORD said unto me: 'Be- 
hold, I have begun to deliver up Sihon 
and his land before thee; begin to 
possess his land.' ^Then Sihon came 
out against us, he and all his people, 
unto battle at Jahaz. ^And the LORD 
our God delivered him up before us; 
and we smote him, and his sons, and all 
his people. M And we took all his 
cities at that time, and utterly de- 
stroyed every city, the men, and the 
women, and the little ones; we left 
none remaining; 35 only the cattle we 
took for a prey unto ourselves, with 
the spoil of the cities which we had 
taken. 36 From Aroer, which is on the 
edge of the valley of Arnon, and from 
the city that is in the valley, even 
unto Gilead, there was not a city too 
high for us: the LORD our God deliv- 
ered up all before us. 37 0nly to the 
land of the children of Ammon thou 
earnest not near; aH the side of the 
river Jabbok, and the cities of the hill- 
country, and wheresoever the LORD 
our God forbade us. 

O Then we turned, and went up the 
way to Bashan; and Og the knag of 
Bashan came out against us, he and 
all his people, unto battle at Edrei. 
2 And the LORD said unto me: 'Fear 
him not; for I have delivered him, 
and all his people, and his land, into 
thy hand : and thou shalt do unto him 
as thou didst unto Sihon king of the 
Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon/ 
3 So the LORD our God delivered into 
our hand Og also, the king of Bashaw, 
and all his people; and we smote him 
until none was left to him remaining. 
4 And we took all his cities at that 
time; there was not a city which we 
took not from them; threescore cities, 
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of Og in Bashan. 5 A11 these were 
fortified cities, with high walls, gates, 
and bars; beside the unwalled towns 
a great many. And we utterly de- 
stroyed them, as we did unto Sihon 
king of Heshbon, utterly destroying 
every city, the men, and the women, 
and the little ones. 7 But all the cat- 
tle, and the spoil of the cities, we 
took for a prey unto ourselves. 

8 And we took the land at that time 
out of the hand of the two kings of the 
Amorites that were beyond the Jor- 
dan, from the valley of Arnon unto 
mount Hermon Vhich Hermon the 
Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites 
call it Senir 10 all the cities of the 
plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, 
unto Salcah and Edrei, cities of the 
kingdom of Og in Bashan. "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 
thereof, and four cubits the breadth 
of it, after the cubit of a man. 12 And 
this land we took in possession at that 
time; from Aroer, which is by the 
valley of Arnon, and half the hill- 
country of Gilead, and the cities 
thereof, gave I unto the Reubemtes 
and to the Gadites; 13 and the rest 
of Gilead, and all Bashan, the king- 
dom of Og, gave I unto the half-tribe 
of Manasseh; all the region of Argob 
all that Bashan is called the Jand of 
Rephaim, 14 Jair the son of Manasseh 
took all the region of Argob, unto the 
border of the Geshurites and the Ma- 
acathites, and called them, even Ba- 
shan, after his own name, Hawoth- 
jair, unto this day. 15 And I gave 
Gilead unto Machir. 16 And unto the 
Reubemtes and unto the Gadites I 
gave from Gilead even unto the valley 
of Arnon, the middle of the valley for 



a border; even unto the river Jabbok, 
which is the border of the children of 
Ammon; 17 the Arabah also, the Jordan 
being the border thereof, from Chin- 
nereth even unto the sea of the Ara- 
bah, the Salt Sea. under the slopes 
of Pisgah eastward. 

18 AndI commanded you at that time, 
saying: 'The LORD your God hath 
given you this land to possess it; ye 
shall pass over armed before your 
brethren the children of Israel, all 
the men of valour. 19 But your wives, 
and your little ones, and your cattle 
I know that ye have much cattle 
shall abide in your cities which I have 
given you; 20 until the LORD give rest 
unto your brethren, as unto you, and 
they also possess the land which the 
LORD your God giveth them beyond 
the Jordan; then shall ye return every 
man unto his possession, which I 
have given you. 7 21 And I commanded 
Joshua at that time, saying. 'Thine 
eyes have seen all that the LORD your 
God fiath done unto these two kings; 
so shall the LORD do unto all the king- 
doms whither thou goest over. 22 Ye 
shall not fear them; for the LORD your 
God, He it is that fighteth for you/ 



I besought the LORD at that 
time, saying: M '0 Lord GOD, Thou 
hast begun to show Thy servant Thy 
greatness, and Thy strong hand; for 
what god is there in heaven or on 
earth, that can do according to Thy 
works, and according to Thy mighty 
acts? ^Let me go over, I pray Thee, 
and see the good land that is beyond 
the 1 Jordan, that goodly hill-country, 
and Lebanon. 7 26 But the LORD was 
wroth with me for your sakes, and 
hearkened not unto me; and the LORD 
said unto me: 'Let it suffice thee; 
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27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, 
and lift up thine eyes westward, and 
northward, and southward, and east- 
ward, and behold with thine eyes; 
for thou shalt not go over this Jordan. 
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 
thou shalt see.' M So we abode in the 
valley over against Beth-peor. 
A And now, Israel, hearken unto 
^ the statutes and unto the ordi- 
nances, which I teach you, to do them; 
that ye may live, and go in and pos- 
sess the land which the LORD, the 
God of your fathers, giveth you. 2 Ye 
shall not add unto the word which I 
command you, neither shall ye dimin- 
ish from it, that ye may keep the com- 
mandments of the LORD your God 
which I command you. 3 Your eyes 
have seen what the LORD did in Baal- 
peor; for all the men that followed 
the Baal of Peor, the LORD thy God 
hath destroyed them from the midst 
of thee. 4 But ye that did cleave unto 
the LORD your God are alive every one 
of you this day. 6 Behold, I have 
taught you statutes and ordinances, 
even as the LORD my God commanded 
me, that ye should do so in the midst 
of the land whither ye go in to pos- 
sess it. 'Observe therefore and do 
them; for this is your wisdom and 
your understanding in the sight of 
the peoples, that, when they hear all 
these statutes^shall say: 'Surely this 
great nation is a wise and under- 
standing people.' 7 For what great 
nation is there, that hath God so nigh 
unto them, as the LORD our God is 
whensoever we call upon Him? 8 And 
what great nation is there, that hath 
statutes and ordinances so righteous 
as all this law, which I set before you 
this day? 9 0nly take heed to thyself, 



and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou 
forget the things which thine eyes 
saw, and lest they depart from thy 
heart all the days of thy life; but make 
them known unto thy children and 
thy children's children; 10 the day 
that thou^ stoodest before the LORD 
thy God in Horeb, when the LORD 
said unto me: 'Assemble Me the peo* 
pie, 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 teaeh 
their children.' u And ye came near 
and stood under the mountain; and 
the mountain burned with fire unto 
the heart of heaven, with darkness, 
cloud, and thick darkness. 12 And the 
LORD spoke unto you out of the midst 
of the fire; ye heard the voice of words, 
but ye saw no form; only a voice. 
u And He declared unto you His cov- 
enant, which He commanded you to 
perform, even the ten words; and He 
wrote them upon two tables of stone. 
14 And the LORD commanded me at 
that time to teach you statutes and 
ordinances,- that ye might do them in 
the land whither ye go over to possess 
it. 15 Take ye therefore good heed 
unto yourselves f or ye saw no man- 
ner of form on the day that the LORD 
spoke unto you in Horeb out of the 
midst of the fire lc lest ye deal cor- 
ruptly, >and make you a graven im- 
age, even the form of any figure, the 
likeness of male or female, 17 the like- 
ness of any beast that is on the earth, 
the likeness of any winged fowl that 
flieth in the heaven, 18 the likeness of 
any thing that creepeth on th ground, 
the likeness of any fish that is in the 
water under the earth; I9 and lest thou 
lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and 
when thou seest the sun and the moon 
and the stars, even all the host of 
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worship them, and serve them, which 
the LORD thy God hath allotted unto 
all the peoples under the whole heaven. 
20 But you hath the LORD taken and 
brought forth out of the iron furnace, 
out^of Egypt, to be unto Hun a people 
of inheritance, as ye are this day. 
21 Now the LORD was angered 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 the LORD thy God giveth 
thee for an inheritance; ^but I must 
die in this knd, I must not go over 
the Jordan; but ye are to go over, 
and possess that good land. ^Take 
heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget 
the covenant of the LORD your God, 
which He made with you, and make 
you a graven image, even the likeness 
of any thing which the LORD thy 
God hath forbidden thee. ^For the 
LORD thy God is a devouring fire, a 
jealous God. 

25 When thou shalt beget children, 
and children's children, and ye shall 
have been long in the land, and shall 
deal corruptly, and make a graven 
image, even the form of any thing, 
and shall do that which is evil in the 
sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke 
Him; ^1 call heaven and earth to 
witness against you this day, that ye 
shall soon utterly perish from off the 
land whereunto ye go over the Jordan 
to possess it; ye shall not prolong 
your days upon it, but shall utterly 
be destroyed. 27 And the LORD shall 
scatter you among the peoples, and 
ye shall be left few in number among 
the nations, whither the LORD shall 
lead you away. 28 And there ye shall 
serve gods, the work of men's hands, 
wood and stone, which neither see, 
nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29 But 
from thence ye will seek the LORD 
thy God; and thou shalt find Him, if 



thou search after Him with all thy 
heart and with all thy soul. 30 In thy 
distress, when aU these things are 
come upon thee, in the end of days, 
thou wilt return to the LORD thy God, 
and hearken unto ^ His voice; 31 for 
the LORD thy God is a merciful God; 
He will not fail thee, neither destroy 
thee, nor forget the covenant of thy 
fathers which He swore unto them. 
32 For ask now of the days past, which 
were before thee, since the day that 
God created man upon the earth, and 
from the one end of heaven unto the 
other, whether there hath been any 
such thing as this great thing is, or 
hath been heard like it? ^Did ever a 
people hear the voice of God speaking 
out of the midst of the fire, as thou 
hast heard, and live? ^r hath God 
assayed 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 the 
LORD your God did for you in Egypt 
before thine eyes? 36 Unto thee it was 
shown, that thou mightest know that 
the LORD, He is God; there is none else 
beside Him. 36 0ut or heaven He made 
thee to hear His voice, that He might 
instruct thee 'and upon earth He made 
thee to see His great fire; and thou 
didst hear His words out of the midst 
of the fire. 37 And because He loved 
thy fathers, and chose their seed after 
them, and brought thee out with His 
presence, with His great power, out 
of Egypt, 38 to drive out nations from 
before thee greater and mightier than 
thou, to bring thee in, to give thee 
their land for an inheritance, as it is 
bhis day; 39 know this day, and lay 
it to thy heart, that the LORD, Heiis 
God in heaven above and upon the 
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40 And thou shaltkeep His statutes, and 
His commandments, which I command 
thee this day, that it may go well 
with thee, and with thy children 
after thee, and that thou mayest pro- 
long thy days upon the land, which, the 
LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever. 



Moses separated three cities 
beyond the Jordan toward the sun- 
rising,^ ^that the manslayer might 
flee thither, that slayeth his neighbour 
unawares, and hated him, not in time 
past; and that fleeing unto one of 
these cities he might live: ^Bezer 
in the wilderness, in the table-land, 
for the Reubenites; and Ramoth in 
Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan 
in Bashan, for the Manassites. 



this is the law which Moses 
set before the children of Israel; 
45 these are the testimonies, and the 
statutes, and the ordinances, which 
Moses spoke unto the children of 
Israel, when they came forth put of 
Egypt; ^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; 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; 48 from Aroer, which is on the 
edge of the valley of Arnon, even unto 
mount Sion the same is Hermon 
49 and all the Arabah beyond the Jor- 
dan eastward, even unto the sea of 
the Arabah, under the slopes of 
Pisgah. 

J 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 ye may learn them, 
and observe to do them, sThe LORD 
our God made a covenant with us in 
Horeb. 3 The LORD made not this 
covenant with our fathers, but with 
us, even us, who are all of us here 
alive this day. 4 The LORD spoke with 
you face to face in the mount out of 
the midst of the fire 5 I stood between 
the LORD and you at that time, to 
declare unto you the word of the 
LORD; for ye were afraid because of 
the fire, and went not up into the 
mount saying- 

6 I am the LORD thy God, who 
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, 
out of the house of bondage. 

7 Thou shalt have no other gods 
before Me. 8 Thou shalt not make 
unto thee a graven image, even any 
manner of 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, ^hou shalt not bow 
down unto them, nor serve them ; for I 
the LORD thy God am a jealous God, 
visiting the iniquity of the fathers 
upon the children, and upon the 
third and upon the fourth generation 
of them that hate Me, 10 and showing 
mercy unto the thousandth genera- 
tion of them that love Me and keep 
My commandments. 

u Thou shalt not take the name of 
the LORD thy God in vaia; for the 
LORD will not hold him guiltless that 
taketh His name in vain. 

^Observe the sabbath day, to 
keep it holy, as the LORD thy God 
commanded thee. 13 Six days shalt 
thou labour, and do all thy work; 
14 but the seventh day is a sabbath 
unto the LORD thy God, in it thou 
shalt not do any manner of work, 
thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter 
nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid- 
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nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger 
that is within thy gates; that thy 
man-servant and thy maid-servant 
may rest as well as thou. 15 And thou 
shalt remember that thou wast a serv- 
ant in the land of Egypt, and the 
LORD thy God brought thee out thence 
by a mighty hand and by an out- 
stretched arm; therefore the LORD 
thy God commanded thee to keep the 
sabbath day. 

16 Honour thy father and thy mother, 
as the LORD thy God commanded thee; 
that thy days may be long, and that 
it may go well with thee, upon the 
land which the LORD thy God giveth 
thee. 

17 Thou shalt not murder. 

Neither shalt thou commit adultery. 

Neither shalt thou steal. 

Neither shalt thou bear false wit- 
ness against thy neighbour. 

"Neither shalt thou covet thy 
neighbour's wife ; neither shalt thou de- 
sire thy neighbour's house, his field, or 
his inan-seryant, or his maid-servant, 
his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is 
thy neighbour's. 

19 These words the LORD 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 it went on no more. 
And He wrote them upon two tables 
of stone, and gave them unto me. 
20 And it came to pass, when ye heard 
the voice out of the midst of the dark- 
ness, while the mountain did burn with 
fire, that ye came near unto me, even 
all the heads of your tribes, and your 
elders; ^and ye said: 'Behold, the 
LORD our God hath shown us His 
glory and Has greatness, and we have 
heard His voice out of the midst of 
the fire; we have seen this day that 
God doth 'speak with man, and he 
liveth. ^Now therefore why should i 



we die? for this great fire will consume 
us; if we hear the voice of the LORD 
our God any more, then we shall die. 
^For who is there of all flesh, that 
hath heard the voice of the living God 
speaking out of the midst of the fire, 
as we have, and lived? 24 Go thou 
near, and hear all that the LORD our 
God may say; and thou shalt speak 
unto us all that the LORD our God may 
speak unto thee; and we will hear it, 
and do it/ ^And the LORD heard the 
voice of your words, when ye spoke 
unto me; and the LORD said unto me: 
'I have heard the voice of the words 
of this people, which they have spoken 
unto thee; they have well said all 
that they have spoken. 26 0h that 
they had such a heart as this alway, 
to fear Me, and keep all My com- 
mandments, that it might be well 
with them, and with their children 
for ever! 27 Go say to them: Return 
ye to your tents. 28 But as for thee, 
stand thou here by Me, and I will 
speak unto thee all the commandment, 
and the statutes, and the ordinances, 
which thou shalt teach them, that 
they may do them in the land which 
I give them to possess it.' 29 Ye shall 
observe to do therefore as the LORD 
your ( God hath commanded you; ye 
shall not turn aside to the right hand 
or to the left. 30 Ye shall walk in all 
the way which the LORD your God 
hath commanded you, that ye may 
live, and that it may be well with you, 
and that ye may prolong your days 
in the land which ye shall possess. 
Now this is the commandment, 
;the statutes, and the ordinances, 
which the LORD your God commanded 
to teach you, that ye might do them 
in the land whither ye go over to 
possess it 2 that thou mightest fear 
the LORD thy God, to keep all His 
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which I command thee, thou, and thy 
son, and thy son's son, all the days of 
thy life; and that thy days may be 
prolonged. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, 
and observe to do it; that it may be 
well with^thee, and that ye may in- 
crease mightily, as the LORD, the 
God of thy fathers, hath promised 
unto thee a land flowing with milk 
and honey. 

4 HEAR, O ISRAEL* THE LORD OUR 
GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. 5 And thou 

shalt love the LORD thy God with all 
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and 
with all thy might. 6 And these words, 
which I command thee this day, shall 
be upon thy heart; 7 and thou shalt 
teach them diligently unto thy chil- 
dren, and shalt talk of them when thou 
sittest in thy house, and when thou 
walkest by the way, and when thou 
liest down, and when thou risest up. 
8 And thou shalt bind them for a 
sign upon thy hand, and they shall 
be for frontlets between thine eyes. 
9 And thou shalt write them upon the 
door-posts of thy house, and upon thy 



10 And it shall be, when the LORD 
thy God shall bring thee into the land 
which He swore unto thy fathers, to 
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to 
give thee great and goodly cities, 
which thou didst not build, u and houses 
full of all good things, which thou 
didst not fill, and cisterns hewn out, 
which thou didst not hew, vineyards 
and olive-trees, which thou didst not 
plant, and thou shalt eat and be satis- 
fied ^then beware lest thou forget 
the LORD, who brought thee forth out 
of the land of Egypt, out of the house 
of bondage. M Thou shalt fear the 
LORD thy God; and Him shalt thou 
serve, and by His name shalt thou 
swear, 14 Ye shall not go after other 
gods, of the gods of the peoples that 



are round about you; 15 for a jealous 
God, even the LORD thy God, is in the 
midst of thee; lest the anger of the 
LORD thy God be kindled against thee, 
and He destroy thee from off the face 
of the earth. 

16 Ye shall not try the LORD your 
God, as ye tried Him in Massah. 
17 Ye shall diligently keep the com- 
mandments of 'the LORD your God, 
and His testimonies, and His statutes, 
which He hath commanded thee, 
18 And thou shalt do that which is 
right and good in the sight of the 
LORD; that it may be well with thee, 
and that thou mayest go in and possess 
the good land which the LORD swore 
unto thy fathers, 19 to thrust out all 
thine enemies from before thee, as 
the 1 LORD hath spoken. 

20 When thy son asketh thee in tune 
to come, saying: 'What mean the 
testimonies, and the statutes, and 
the ordinances, which the LORD our 
God hath commanded you?' ^then 
thou shalt say unto thy son: 'We 
were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; 
and the LORD brought us out of 
Egypt with a mighty hand. ^And 
the LORD showed signs and wonders, 
great and sore, upon Egypt, upon 
Pharaoh, and upon all his house, 
before our eyes. ^And He brought 
us out from thence, that He might 
bring us in, to give us the land which 
He swore unto our fathers. ^And the 
LORD commanded us to do all these 
statutes, to fear the LORD our God, 
for our good always, that He might 
preserve us alive, as it is at this day. 
^And it shall be righteousness unto 
us, if we observe to do all this com- 
mandment before the LORD our God, 
as He hath commanded us.' 
77 When the LORD thy God shall 
* bring thee into the land whither 
thou goest to possess it, and shall 



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cast out many nations before thee 
the Hittite, and the Girgashite, anc 
the Amorite, and the Canaanite, anc 
the Perizzite, and the Hivite, anc 
the Jebusite, seven nations greater 
and mightier than thou; 2 and when 
the LORD thy God shall deliver them 
up before thee, and thou shalt smite 
them; then thou shalt utterly de- 
stroy them; thou shalt make no cove- 
nant with them, nor show mercy unto 
them; Neither shalt thou make mar- 
riages with them: thy daughter thou 
shalt not give unto his son, nor his 
daughter shalt thou take unto thy 
son. 4 For he will turn away thy son 
from following Me, that they may 
serve other gods; so will the anger 
of the LORD be kindled against you, 
and He will destroy thee quickly. 
6 But thus shall ye deal with them: 
ye shall break down their altars, and 
dash in nieces their pillars, and hew 
down their Asherim, and burn their 
graven images with fire. 6 For thou 
art a holy people unto the LOKD thy 
God: the LORD thy God hath 
chosen thee to be His own treasure, 
out of all peoples that are upon the 
face of the earth. 7 The LORD did not 
set His love upon you, nor choose you, 
because ye were more in number than 
any people for ye were the fewest of 
all peoples 8 but because the LORD 
loved you, and because He would keep 
the oath wnich He swore unto your 
fathers, hath the LORD brought you 
out with a mighty hand, and redeemed 
you out of the house of bondage, from 
the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 
9 Know therefore that the LORD thy 
God, He is God; the faithful God, who 
keepeth covenant and mercy with them 
that love Him and keep His command- 
ments to a thousand generations;, 
10 and repayeth them, that hate Him 
to their face, to destroy them; He 



will not be slack to him that hateth 
Him, He will repay him to his face. 
u Thou shalt therefore keep the com- 
mandment, and the statutes, and the 
ordinances, which I command thee 
this day, to do them. 



shall come to pass, because 
ye hearken to these ordinances, and 
keep, and do them, that the LORD thy 
God shall keep with thee the covenant 
and the mercy which He swore unto 
thy fathers, "and He will love thee, 
and bless thee, and multiply thee; He 
will also bless the fruit of thy body 
and the fruit of thy land, thy corn 
and thy wine and thine oil, the in- 
crease of thy kine and the young of 
thy flock, in the land which He swore 
unto thy fathers to give thee. 14 Thou 
shalt be blessed above all peoples; 
there shall not be male or female 
barren among you, or among your 
cattle. 15 And the LORD will take 
away from thee all sickness; and He 
will put none of the evil diseases of 
Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee, 
but will lay them upon all them 
that hate thee. 16 And thou shalt con- 
sume all the peoples that the LORD 
thy God shall deliver unto thee; thine 
eye shall not pity them; neither shalt 
thou serve their gods; for that will be 
a snare unto thee. 

17 If thou shalt say in thy heart: 
These nations are more than I; how 
can I dispossess them?' 18 thou shalt 
not be afraid of them; thou shalt 
well remember what the LORD thy 
lod did unto Pharaoh, and unto all 
Egypt: 19 the great trials which thine 
eyes saw, and the signs, and the won- 
ders, and the mighty hand, and the 
outstretched arm, whereby the LORD 
ihy God brought thee out so shall the 
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of whom thou art afraid. 20 Moreover 
the LOED thy God mil send the hornet 
among them, until they that are left, 
and they that hide themselves, perish 
from before thee. ^Thou shalt not 
be affrighted at them; for the LOED 
thy God is in the midst of thee, a 
God great and awful. ^And the LOED 
thy God will cast out those nations 
before thee by tittle and little; thou 
mayest not consume them quickly, 
lest the beasts of the field increase 
upon thee. ^But the LOED thy God 
shall deliver them up before thee, and 
shall discomfit them with a great 
discomfiture, until they be destroyed. 
^And He shall deliver their kings 
into thy hand, and thou shalt make 
their name to perish from under 
heaven; there shall no man be able 
to stand against thee, until thou 
have destroyed them. 25 The graven 
images of their gods shall ye burn with 
fire; thou shalt not covet the silver or 
the gold that is on them, nor take it 
unto thee, lest thou be snared therein; 
for it is an abomination to the LOED 
thy God. ^And thou shalt not bring 
an abomination into thy house, and 
be accursed like unto it; thou shalt 
utterly detest it, and thou shalt utter- 
ly abhor it; for it is a devoted thing. 
6 All the commandment which I 
command thee this day shall ye 
observe to do, that ye may live, and 
multiply, and go in and possess the 
land which the LOED swore unto your 
fathers. 2 And thou shalt remember 
all the way which the LOED thy God 
hath led thee these forty years in 
the wilderness, that He might afflict 
thee, to prove thee, to know what was 
in thy heart, whether thou wouldest 
keep His commandments, or no. 
3 And He afflicted thee, and suffered 
thee to hunger, and fed thee with 
manna, which thou knewest not, 



neither did thy fathers know; that 
He might make thee know that man 
doth not live by bread only, but by 
every thing that proceedeth out of the 
mouth of the LOED doth man live, 
^hy raiment waxed not old upon 
thee, neither did thy foot swell, these 
forty years. 5 And thou shalt consider 
in thy heart, that, as a man chasteneth 
his son, so the LOED thy God chasten- 
eth thee. 6 And thou shalt keep the 
commandments of the LOED thy God, 
to walk in His ways, and to fear Hun. 
7 For the LOED thy God bringeth thee 
into a good land, a land of brooks of 
water, of fountains and' depths, spring- 
ing forth in valleys and hills* *a land 
of wheat and barley, and vines and 
fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of 
olive-trees and honey; 9 a land wherein 
thou shalt eat bread without scarce- 
ness, thou shalt not lack any thing in 
it; a land whose stones are iron, and 
out of whose hills thou mayest dig 
brass. 10 And thou shalt eat and be 
satisfied, and bless the LOED thy God 
for the good land which He hath given 
thee. u Beware lest thou forget the 
LOED thy God, in not keeping His 
commandments, and His ordinances, 
and His statutes, which I command 
thee this day; ^lest when thou hast 
eaten and art satisfied, and hast built 
goodly houses, and dwelt therein; 13 and 
when thy herds ^ and thy flocks mul- 
tiply, and thy silver and thy gold is 
multiplied, and all that thou hast is 
multiplied; 14 then thy heart be lifted 
up, and thou forget the LOED thy 
God, who brought thee forth out of 
th^ land of Egypt, out of the house of 
bondage; 16 w t ho led thee through the 
great and dreadful wilderness, where- 
in were serpents, t fiery serpents, and 
scorpions, and thirsty ground where 
was no water; who brought thee forth 
water out of the rock of flint; 1& who 



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fed thee in the -wilderness with manna, 
which thy fathers knew not; that He 
might afflict thee, and that He might 
prove thee, to do thee good at thy 
latter end; 17 and thou say in thy 
heart: 'My power and the might of 
my hand hath gotten me this wealth.' 
18 But thou shalt remember the LOED 
thy God, for it is He that giveth thee 
power to get wealth; that He ma; 
establish His covenant which H 
swore unto thy fathers, as it is this 
day. 

19 And it shall be, if thou shalt for- 
get the LORD thy God, and walk after 
other gods, anil serve them, and wor- 
ship them, I forewarn you this day 
that ye shall surely perish. 20 As the 
nations that the LOKD rnaketh^ to 
perish before you, so shall ye perish; 
because ye would not hearken unto 
the voice of the LORD your God. 
Q Hear, O Israel: thou art to pass 
^ over the Jordan this day, to go in 
to dispossess nations greater and 
mightier than thyself, cities great and 
fortified up to heaven, 2 a people great 
and tall, the sons of the Anakim, 
whom thou knowest, and of whom 
thou hast heard say: 'Who can stand 
before the sons of Anak?' 3 Know 
therefore this day, that the LORD thy 
God is He who goeth over before thee 
as a devouring fire; He will destroy 
them, and He will bring them down 
before thee; so shalt thou drive them 
out, and make them to perish quickly, 
as the LORD hath spoken unto thee. 
*Speak not thou in thy heart, after 
that the LORD thy God hath thrust 
them out from before thee, saying: 
4 For my righteousness tke LORD hath 
brought me in to possess this land'; 
whereas for the wickedness of these 
nations the LORD doth drive them 
out from before thee. 6 Not for thy 
righteousness, or for the uprightness I 



of thy heart, dost thou go in to possess 
their land; but for the wickedness of 
these nations the LORD thy God doth 
drive them out from before thee, and 
that He may establish the word which 
the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to 
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 
6 Know therefore that it is not for thy 
righteousness that the LORD thy God 
giveth thee this good land to possess 
it; for thou art a stiff necked people. 

7 Remember, forget thou not, how 
thou didst make the LORD thy God 
wroth in the wilderness; from the day 
that thou didst go forth out of the 
land of Egypt, until ye came unto this 
place, ye have been rebellious against 
the LORD. 8 Also in Horeb ye made 
the LORD wroth, and the LORD was 
angered with you to have destroyed 
you. 9 When I was gone up into the 
mount to receive the tables of stone, 
even the tables of the covenant which 
the LORD made with you, then I 
abode in the mount forty days and 
forty nights; I did neither eat bread 
nor drink water. 10 And the LORD 
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 the LORD 
spoke with you in the mount out of the 
midst of the fire in the day of the 
assembly. u And it came to pass at 
the end of forty days and forty nights, 
that the LORD gave me the two tables 
of stone, even the tables of the cov- 
enant. ^And the LORD said unto 
me: 'Arise, get thee down quickly 
from hence; for thy people that thou 
hast brought forth out of Egypt have 
dealt corruptly; they are quickly 
turned aside out of the way which I 
commanded them; they have made 
them a molten image.' ^Furthermore 
bhe LORD spoke unto me, saying: 'I 
have seen this people, and, behold, 



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it is a stiff necked people; 14 let Me 
alone, that I may destroy them, and 
blot out their name from under 
heaven; and I will make of thee a 
nation mightier and greater than they.' 
18 So I turned and came down from the 
mount, and the mount burned with 
fire; and the two tables of the cov- 
enant were in my two hands. 16 And 
I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned 
against the LORD your God; ye had 
made you a molten calf; ye had 
turned aside quickly out of the way 
which the LORD had commanded you. 
17 And I took hold of the two tables, 
and cast them out of my two hands, 
and broke them before your eyes. 
18 And I fell down before the LORD, 
as at the first, forty days and forty 
nights; I did neither eat bread nor 
drink water; because of all your sin 
which ye sinned, in doing that which 
was evil in the sight of the LORD, to 
provoke Him. 19 For I was in dread 
of the anger and hot displeasure, 
wherewith the LORD was wroth against 
you to destroy you. But the LORD 
hearkened unto me that time also. 
20 Moreover the LORD was very angry 
with Aaron to have destroyed him; 
and I prayed for Aaron also the same 
time. 21 And I took your sin, the calf 
which ye had made, and burnt it with 
fire, and beat it in pieces, grinding it 
very small, until it was as fine as 
dust; and I cast the dust thereof into 
the brook that descended out of the 
mount. ^And at Taberah, and at 
Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, 
ye made the LORD wroth. ^Andwhen 
the LORD sent you from Kadesh- 
barnea, saying: 'Go up and possess 
the land which I have given you'; 
then ye rebelled against the command- 
ment of the LORD your God, and ye 
believed Him not, nor hearkened to 
His voice. M Ye have been rebellious 



against the LORD from the day that I 
knew you. ^So I fell down before- 
the LORD the forty days and forty 
nights that I fell down; because the 
LORD had said He would destroy you. 
26 And I prayed unto the LORD, and 
said: '0 Lord GOD, destroy not Thy 
people and Thine inheritance, that 
Thou hast redeemed through Thy 
greatness, that Thou hast brought- 
forth out of Egypt with a mighty 
hand. 27 Remember Thy servants, 
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not 
unto the stubbornness of this people, 
nor to their wickedness, nor to their 
sin; 28 lest the land whence Thou 
broughtest us out say: Because the 
LORD was not able to bring them into- 
the land which He promised unto 
them, and because He hated them,. 
He hath brought them out to slay 
them in the wilderness. 29 Yet they 
are Thy people and Thine inheritance, 
that Thou didst bring out by Thy 
great power and by Thy outstretched 
arm/ 

J A At that time the LORD said unt$ 
me: 'Hew thee two tables of 
stone like unto the first, and come up 
unto Me into the mount; and make 
thee an ark of wood. 2 And I will 
write on the tables the words that 
were on the first tables which thou 
didst break, and thou shalt put them in 
the ark/ 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. 4 And He wrote on the 
tables, according to the first writing, 
the ten words, which the LORD spoke 
unto you in the mount out of the 
midst of the fire in the day of the 
assembly; and the LORD gave them 
unto me. 5 And I turned and came- 
down from the mount, and put the 
tables in the ark which I had made;, 



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and there they are, as the LORD com- 
manded me. 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. 7 From thence they 
journeyed unto Gudgod; and from 
Oudgod to Jotbah, a land of brooks 
of water. 8 At that time the LORD 
separated the tribe of Levi, to bear 
the ark of the covenant of the LORD, 
to stand before the LORD to minister 
unto Him, and to bless in His name, 
unto this day. 9 Wherefore Ley! hath 
no portion nor inheritance with his 
brethren; the LORD is his inheritance, 
according as the LORD thy God spoke 
unto him. *Now I stayed in the 
mount, as at the first time, forty 
days and forty nights; and the LORD 
hearkened unto me that time also; 
the LORD would not destroy thee. 
11 And the LORD said unto me: 'Arise, 
go before the people, causing them 
to set forward, that they may go in 
and possess the land, which I swore 
unto their fathers to give unto them.' 
, ^And now, Israel, what doth the 
LORD thy God require of thee, but to 
fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all 
His ways, and to love Him, and to 
serve the LORD thy God with all thy 
heart and with all thy soul; 13 to keep 
for thy good the commandments of 
the LORD, and His statutes, which I 
command thee this day? "Behold, 
unto the LORD thy God belongeth the 
heaven, and the heaven of heavens, 
the earth, with all that therein is. 
15 0nly the LORD had a delight in 
thy fathers to love them, and He 
chose their seed after them, even you, 
above all peoples, as it is this day. 
"Circumcise therefore the foreskin of, 
your heart, and be no more stiffnecked. 
17 For the LORD your God, He is God 



of gods, and Lord of lords, the great 
God, the mighty, and the awful, who 
regardeth not persons, nor taketh 
reward. 18 Be doth execute justice for 
the fatherless and widow, and loveth 
the stranger, in giving him food and 
raiment. 19 Love ye therefore the 
stranger; for ye were strangers in the 
land of Egypt. 20 Thou shalt fear the 
LORD thy God; Him shalt thou serve; 
and to Him shalt thou cleave, and by 
His name shalt thou swear. 21 He is 
thy glory, and He is thy God, that 
hath done for thee these great and 
tremendous things, which thine eyes 
have seen. ^Thy fathers went down 
into Egypt with threescore and ten 
persons; and now the LORD thy God 
hath made thee as the stars of heaven 
for multitude. < ' 
1 "1 Therefore thou shalt love the 
xx LORD thy God, and keep His 
charge, and His statutes, and His or- 
dinances, and His commandments, al- 
way. 2 And know ye this day; for 
I speak not with your children that 
have not known, and that have not 
seen the chastisement of the LORD 
your God, His greatness, His mighty 
hand, and His outstretched arm, 
3 and His signs, and His works, which 
He did r in the mi'dst of Egypt unto 
Pharaot the king of Egypt, and un- 
to all his land; *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 
Low the LORD hath destroyed them 
unto this day; 5 and what He did un- 
to you in the wilderness, until ye came 
unto this place; 6 and what He did 
unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons 
of Eliab, the son of Reuben; how the 
sarth opened her mouth, and swal- 
lowed them up, and their households, 
and their tents, and every living sub- 



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stance that followed them, in the 
midst of all Israel; *but your eyes 
have seen all the great work of the 
LORD which He did. therefore shall 
ye keep all the commandment which 
I command thee this day, that ye 
may be strong, and go in and possess 
the land, whither ye go over to possess 
it; 9 and that ye may prolong your days 
upon the land, which the LORD swore 
unto your fathers to give unto them 
and to their seed, a land flowing with 
milk and honey. 

10 For the landj whither thou goest 
in to possess it, is not as the land of 
Egypt, from whence ye came out, 
where thou didst sow thy seed, and 
didst water it with thy foot, as a garden 
of herbs; u but the land, whither ye 
go over to possess it, is a land of frills 
and valleys, and drinketh water as the 
rain of heaven cometh down; ^a land 
which the LORD thy God careth for; 
the eyes of the LORD thy God are 
always upon it, from the beginning 
of the year even unto the end of the 
year. 

13 And it shall come to pass, if ye 
shall hearken diligently unto My 
commandments which I command you 
this day, to love the LORD your God, 
and to serve Hun with all your heart 
and with all your soul, 14 that I will 
give the rain of your land in its season, 
the former rain and the latter rain, 
that thou mayest gather in thy corn, 
and thy wine, and thine oil. 15 And 
I will give grass in thy fields for thy 
cattle, and thou shalt eat and be 
satisfied. 16 Take heed to yourselves, 
lest your heart be deceived, and ye 
turn aside, and serve other gods, and 
worship them; 17 and the anger of 
the LORD be kindled against you, and 
He shut up the heaven, so that there 
shall be no rain, and the ground shall 
not yield her fruit; and ye perish 



quickly from off the good land which 
the LORD giveth you. 18 Therefore 
shall ye lay up these My words in 
your heart and in your soul; and ye 
shall bind them for a sign upon your 
hand, and they shall be for frontlets 
between your eyes. 19 And ye shall 
teach them your children, talking of 
them, when thou sittest in thy house, 
and when thou walkest by the way, 
and when thou liest down, and when 
thou risest up. 20 And thou shalt write 
them upon the door-posts of thy 
house, and upon thy gates; ^that your 
days may be multiplied, and the days 
of your children, upon the land which 
the LORD swore unto your fathers to 
give them, as the days of the heavens 
above the earth. 

^For if ye shall diligently keep all 
this commandment which I command 
you, to do it, to love the LORD your 
God, to walk in all His ways, and to 
cleave unto Him, ^hen will the LORD 
drive out all these nations- from before 
you, and ye shall dispossess nations 
greater and mightier than yourselves. 
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. 
^There shall no man be able to stand 
against you: the LORD your God shall 
lay the fear of you and the dread of 
you upon all the land that ye shall 
tread upon, as He hath spoken unto 
you. 



^Behold, I set before you this day 
a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing, 
if ye shall hearken unto the command- 
ments of the LORD your God, which 
I command you this day; 28 and the 
curse, if ye shall not hearken unto the 
commandments of the LORD your God, 
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I command you this day, to go after 
other gods, which ye have not known. 
29 And it shall come to pass, when 
the LORD thy God shall bring thee 
into the land whither thou goest to 
} assess it, that thou shalt set the 
blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the 
curse upon mount Ebal. 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 terebinths of Moreh? 31 For 
ye are to pass over the Jordan to go 
in to possess the land which the LORD 
your God giveth you, and ye shall 
'possess it, and dwell therein. 32 And 
ye shall observe to do all the statutes 
and the ordinances which I set before 
you this day. 

j O These are the statutes and the 
* ordinances, which ye shall ob- 
serve to do in the land which the LORD, 
the God of thy fathers, hath given 
thee to possess it, all the days that 
ye live upon the earth. 2 Ye shall 
surely destroy all the places, wherein 
the nations that ye are to dispossess 
served their gods, upon the high 
mountains, and upon the hills, and 
under every leafy tree. 3 And ye shall 
break down their altars, and dash in 
pieces their pillars, and burn their 
Asherim with fire; and ye shall hew 
down the graven images of their gods; 
and ye shall destroy their name out 
of that place. *Ye shall not do so un- 
to the LORD your God. 5 But unto the 
place which the LORD your God shall 
choose out of all your tribes to put 
His name there, even unto His habita- 
tion shall ye seek, and thither thou 
shalt come: 6 and thither ye shall 
bring your burnt-offerings, and your 
sacrifices, and your tithes, and the 
offering of your hand, and your vows, 



and your freewiU-offerings, and the 
firstlings of your herd and of your 
flock; 7 and there ye shall eat before 
the LORD your God, and ye shall re- 
joice in all that ye put your hand unto, 
ye and your households, wherein the 
LORD thy God hath blessed thee. 8 Ye 
shall not do after all that we do here 
this day, every man whatsoever is 
right in his own eyes; 9 for ye are not as 
yet come to the rest and to the in- 
heritance, which the LORD your God 
giveth thee. 10 But when ye go over 
the Jordan, and dwell in the land 
which the LORD your God causeth 
you to inherit, and He giveth you rest 
from all your enemies round about, so 
that ye dwell in safety; u then it shall 
come to pass that the place which the 
LORD your God shall choose to cause 
His name to dwell there, thither shall 
ye bring all that I command you: 
your burnt-offerings, and your sacri- 
fices, your tithes, and the offering 
of your hand, and all your choice 
vows which ye vow unto the LORD. 
12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD 
your God, ye, 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 hath no portion nor inherit- 
ance with you. 13 Take heed to thy- 
self that thou offer not thy burnt- 
offerings in every place that thou seest; 
n but in the place which the LORD 
shall choose in one of thy tribes, there 
thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, 
and there thou shalt do all that I 
command thee. 

^Notwithstanding thou mayest kill 
and eat flesh within all thy gates, 
after all the desire of thy soul, accord- 
ing to the blessing of the LORD thy 
God which He hath given thee; the 
unclean and the clean may eat thereof, 
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"Only ye shall not eat the blood; 
thou shalt pour it out upon the earth 
as water. 17 Thou mayest not eat 
within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, 
or of thy wine, or of thine oil, or the 
firstlings of thy herd or of thy flock, 
nor any of thy vows which thou vow- 
est, nor thy freewill-offerings, nor 
the offering of thy hand; 18 but thou 
shalt eat them before the LORD thy 
God in the place which the LORD 
thy God shall choose, thou, and thy 
son, and thy daughter, and thy man- 
servant, and thy maid-servant, and 
the Levite that is within thy gates, 
and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD 
thy God in all that thou puttest 
thy hand unto. 19 Take heed to thy- 
self that thou forsake not the Levite 
as long as thou livest upon thy land. 
20 When the LORD thy God shall 
enlarge thy border, as He hath prom- 
ised thee, and thou shalt say: 'I will 
eat flesh', because thy soul desireth to 
eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, after all 
the desire of thy soul. 21 If the place 
which the LORD thy God shall choose 
to put His name there be too far 
from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy 
herd and of thy flock, which the LORD 
hath given thee, as I have commanded 
thee, and thou shalt eat within thy 
gates, after all the desire of thy soul. 
^Howbeit as the gazelle and as the 
hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat thereof; 
the unclean and the clean may eat 
thereof alike. ^Only be stedf ast in not 
eating the blood; for the blood is the 
life; and thou shalt not eat the life 
with the flesh, ^hpu shalt not eat 
it; thou shalt pour it out upon the 
earth as water. ^Thou shalt not eat 
it; that it may go well with thee, and 
with thy ehildren after thee, when 
thou shalt do that which is right in 
the eyes of the LORD. 26 0nly thy 
holy things which thou hast, and thy 



vows, thou shalt take, and go unto 
the place which the LORD shall choose; 
^and thou shalt offer thy burnt- 
offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon 
the altar of the LORD thy God; and the 
blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured 
out against the altar of the LORD thy 
God, and thou shalt eat the flesh. 
28 0bserve and hear all these words 
which I command thee, that it may 
go well with thee, and with thy chil- 
dren after thee for ever, when thou 
doest that which is good and right in 
the eyes of the LORD thy God. 

29 When the LORD thy God shall 
cut off the nations from before thee, 
whither thou goest in to dispossess 
them, and thou dispossessest them, 
and dwellest in their land; 30 take heed 
to thyself that thou be not ensnared 
to follow them, after that they are 
destroyed from before thee; and that 
thou inquire not after their gods, say- 
ing: 'How used these nations to 
serve their gods? even so will I do 
likewise.' 31 Thou shalt not do so unto 
the LORD thy God; for every abomi- 
nation to the LORD, which He hateth, 
have they done unto their gods; for 
even their sons>and their daughters 
do they burn in the fire to their gods. 

1 Q All this word which I command 
you, that shall ye observe to do; 
thou shalt not add thereto, nor dimin- 
ish from it . 

2 If there arise in the midst of thee a 
prophet, or a dreamer of dreams and 
he give thee a sign or a wonder, 3 and 
the sign or the wonder come to pass, 
whereof he spoke unto thee-^saying: 
1 Let us go after other gods, which thou 
hast not known, and let us serve them 7 ; 
Hhou shalt not hearken unto the words 
of that prophet, qr unto that dreamer of 
dreams; for the LORD your God putteth 
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love the LORD your God with all your 
heart and with all your soul. 6 After 
the LORD your God shall ye walk, and 
Him shall ye fear, and His command- 
ments shall ye keep, and unto His 
voice shall ye hearken, and Him shall 
ye serve, and unto Him shall ye 
cleave. 6 And that prophet, or that 
dreamer of dreams, shall be put to 
death; because he hath spoken per- 
version against the LORD your God, 
who brought you out of the land of 
Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the 
house of bondage, to draw thee aside 
out of the way which the LORD thy 
God commanded thee to walk in. So 
shalt thou put away the evil from the 



midst of thee. 
7 If thy brother, 



the son of thy 



mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, 
or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, 
that is as thine own. soul, entice thee 
secretly, saying: 'Let us go and serve 
other gods*, which thou hast not 
known, thou, nor thy fathers; 8 of the 
gods of the peoples that are round 
about you, nigh unto thee, or far off 
from thee, from the one end of the 
earth even unto the other end of the 
earth; Hhou shalt not consent unto 
him, nor hearken unto him.; neither 
shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt 
thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal 
him; 10 but thou shalt surely kill him; 
thy hand shall be first upon him to 
put him to death, and afterwards the 
hand of all the people. u And thou 
shalt stone him with stones, that he 
die; because he hath sought to draw 
thee away from the LORD thy God, 
who brought thee out of the land of 
Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 



all Israel shall hear, and fear, 
and shall do no more any such wicked- 
ness as this is in the midst of thee. 
18 If thou shalt hear tell concerning 
one of thy cities, which the LORD thy 



God giveth thee to dwell there, say- 
ing: 14 ' Certain base fellows are gone 
out from the midst of thee, and have 
drawn away the inhabitants of their 



city, saying: 
other gods, 



Let us go and serve 
which ye have not 



known 7 ; 16 then shalt thou 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 thee; 16 thou 
shalt surely smite the inhabitants of 
that city with the edge of the sword, 
destroying it utterly, and all that_ is 
therein and the cattle thereof, with 
the edge of the sword. 17 And thou 
shalt gather all the spoil of it into 
the midst of the broad place there- 
of, and shalt burn with fire the city, 
and all the spoil thereof every whit, 
unto the LORD thy God; and it shall 
be a heap for ever; it shall not be 
built again. 18 And there shall cleave 
nought of the devoted thing to thy 
hand, that the LORD may turn from 
the fierceness of His anger, and show 
thee mercy, and have compassion 
upon thee, and multiply thee, as He 
hath sworn unto thy fathers; 19 when 
thou shalt hearken to the voice of the 
LORD thy God, to keep all His com- 
mandments which I command thee 
this day, to do that which is right 
in the eyes of the LORD thy God. 
1 A Ye are the children of the LORD 
x T your God: ye shall not cut 
yourselves, nor make any baldness 
between your eyes for the dead. 2 For 
thou art a holy people unto the LORD 
thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee 
to be His own treasure out of all peo- 
ples that are upon the face of the earth. 
8 Thou shalt not eat any abominable 
thing. 4 These are the beasts which 
ye may eat: the ox, the sheep, and 
the goat, Hhe hart, and the gazelle, 
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and the pygarg, and the antelope, 
and the mountain-sheep. 6 And every 
beast that parteth the hoof, and hath 
the hoof wholly cloven in two, and 
cheweth the cud, among the beasts, 
that ye may eat. Nevertheless these 
ye shall not eat of them that only 
chew the cud, or of them that only 
have the hoof cloven: the camel, and 
the hare, and the rock-badger, because 
they chew the cud but part not the 
hoof, they are unclean unto you; 8 and 
the swine, because he parteth the hoof 
but cheweth not the cud, he is unclean 
unto you; of their flesh ye shall not eat, 
and their carcasses ye shall not touch. 

9 These ye may eat of all that are 
in the waters: whatsoever hath fins 
and scales may ye eat; 10 and whatso- 
ever hath not fins and scales ye shall 
not eat; it is unclean unto you. 

U 0f all clean birds ye may eat. 
^But these are they of which ye shall 
not eat: the great vulture, and the 
bearded vulture, and the ospray; 
w and the glede ; and the falcon, and 
the kite after its kinds; 14 and every 
raven after its kinds; "and the ostrich, 
and the night-hawk, and the sea- 
mew, and the hawk after its kinds; 
16 the little owl, and the great owl, 
and the horned owl; 17 and the peli- 
can, and the carrion-vulture, and the 
cormorant; * 8 and the stork, and the 
heron after its kinds, and the hoopoe, 
and the bat. 19 And all winged swarm- 
ing things are unclean unto you; they 
shall not be eaten. 20 0f all clean 
winged things ye may eat. 

21 Ye shall not eat of any thing that 
dieth of itself; thou mayest give it 
unto the stranger that is within thy 
gates, that he may eat it; or thou 
mayest sell it unto a foreigner; for 
thou art a holy people unto the LOUD 
thy f God. Thou shalt not seethe a 
kid in its mother's 



f Thou shalt surely tithe all the 
increase of thy seed, that which is 
brought forth in the field year by year. 
^And thou shalt eat before the LORD 
thy God, in the place which He shall 
choose to cause His name to dwell 
there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy 
wine, and of thine oil, and the first- 
lings of thy herd and of thy flock; 
that thou mayest learn to fear the 
LORD thy God always. ^And if the 
way be too long for thee, so that thou 
art not able to carry it, because the 
place is too far from thee, which the 
LORD thy God shall choose to set His 
name there, when the LORD thy God 
shall bless thee; 25 then shalt thou turn 
it into money, and bind up the money 
in thy hand, and shalt go unto the 
place which the LORD thy God shall 
choose. 26 And thou shalt bestow the 
money for whatsoever thy soul de- 
sireth, for oxen, or for sheep, or for 
wine, or for strong drink, or for what- 
soever thy soul asketh of thee; and 
thou shalt eat there before the LORD 
thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou 
and thy household. 27 Ajad the Levite 
that is within thy gates, thou shalt 
not forsake him; for he hath no por- 
tion nor inheritance with thee. 

28 At the end of every three years, 
even in the same year, thou shalt 
bring forth all the tithe of thine in- 
crease, and shalt lay it up within thy 
rtes. 29 And the Levite, because he 
ith no portion nor inheritance with 
thee, and the stranger, and the father- 
less, and the widow, that are within 
thy gates, shall come, and shall eat 
and be satisfied; that the LORD thy 
God may bless thee in all the work 
of thy hand which thou doest. 
"I K At the end of every seven years 
AtJ thou shalt make a release. 2 And 
this is the manner of the release: every 
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hath lent unto his neighbour; he shall 
not exact it of his neighbour and his 
brother; because the LORD'S release 
hath been proclaimed. 3 0f a foreign- 
er thou mayest exact it; but what- 
soever of thine is with thy brother 
thy hand shall release. 4 Howbeit 
there shall be no needy among you 
for the LORD will surely bless thee 
in the land which the LORD thy God 
giveth thee for an inheritance to pos- 
sess it 5 if only thou diligently heark- 
en unto the voice of the LORD thy God, 
to observe to do all this commandment 
which I command thee this day. 6 For 
the LORD thy God will bless thee, as He 
promised thee; and thou shalt lend unto 
many nations, but thou shalt not bor- 
row; and thou shalt rule over many na- 
tions, but they shall not rule over thee. 
7 If there be among you a ^needy 
man, one of thy brethren, within any 
of thy gates, in thy land which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt 
not harden thy heart, nor shut thy 
hand from thy needy brother; 8 but 
thou shalt surely open thy hand unto 
him, and shalt surely lend him suf- 
ficient for his need in that which he 
wanteth. 9 Beware that there be not 
a base thought in thy heart, saying: 
'The seventh year, the year of release, 
is at hand 7 ; and thine eye be evil 
against thy needy brother, and thou 
give him nought; and he cry unto the 
LORD against thee, and it be sin in 
thee. 10 Thou shalt surely give him, 
and thy heart shall not be grieved 
when thou givest unto him; because 
that for this thing the LORD thy God 
will bless thee in all thy work, and 
in all that thou puttest thy hand unto. 
u For the poor shall never cease out 
of the land; therefore I command thee, 
saying: 'Thou shalt surely open thy 
hand unto thy poor and needy brother, 
in thy land.' 



12 lf thy brother, a Hebrew man, 
or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto 
thee, he shall serve thee six years; 
and in the seventh year thou shalt let 
him go free from thee. ^And when 
thou lettest him go free from thee, 
thou shalt not let him go empty; 
14 thou shalt furnish him liberally out 
of thy flock, and out of thy threshing- 
floor, and out of thy winepress; of 
that wherewith the LORD thy God 
hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto 
him. 15 And thou shalt remember that 
thou wast a bondman in the land of 
Egypt, and the LORD thy God re- 
deemed thee; therefore I command thee 
this thing to-day. 16 And it shall be, 
if he say unto thee: 'I will not go out 
from thee'; because he loveth thee 
and thy house, because he fareth well 
with thee; 17 then thou shalt take an 
awl, and thrust it through his ear and 
into the door, and he shall be thy 
bondman for ever. -And also unto 
thy bondwoman thou shalt do like- 
wise. 18 It shall not seem hard unto 
thee, when thou lettest him go free 
from thee; for to the double of the 
hire of a hireling hath he served thee 
six years; and the LORD thy God will 
bless thee in all that thou doest. 

"All the firstling males that are 
born of thy herd and of thy flock thou 
shalt sanctify unto the LORD thy 
God; thou shalt do no work with the 
firstling of thine ox, nor shear the 
firstling of thy flock. 20 Thou shalt 
eat it before the LORD thy God year 
by year in the place which the LORD 
shall choose, thou and thy household. 
21 And if there be any blemish therein, 
lameness, or blindness, any ill blemish 
whatsoever, thou shalt not sacrifice it 
unto the LORD thy God. ^hou shalt 
eat it within thy gates; the unclean and 
the clean may eat it alike, as the gazelle, 
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eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour 
it out upon the ground as water. 
"j J Observe the month of Abib, and 
L * J keep the passover unto the 
LORD thy God; for in the month of 
Abib the LORD thy God brought thee 
forth out of Egypt by night. 2 And 
thou shalt sacrifice the passover- 
offering unto the LORD thy God, of the 
flock and the herd, in the place which 
the LORD shall choose to cause His 
name to dwell there. 3 Thou shalt eat 
no leavened bread with it; seven days 
shalt thou eat unleavened bread there- 
with, even the bread of affliction; for 
in haste didst thou come forth out 
of the land of Egypt; that thou may- 
est remember the day when thou 
earnest forth out of the land of Egypt 
all the days of thy life. 4 And there 
shall be no leaven seen with thee in 
all thy borders seven days; neither 
shall any of the flesh, which thou 
sacrificest the first day at even, re- 
main all night until the morning, 
^hou mayest not sacrifice the pass- 
over-ofTering within any of thy gates, 
which the LORD thy God giveth thee; 
6 but at the place which the LORD thy 
God shall choose to cause His name 
to dwell in, there thou shalt sacrifice 
the passover-offering at even, at the 
going down of the sun, at the season 
that thou earnest forth out of Egypt. 
7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in 
the place which the LORD thy God 
shall choose; and thou shalt turn in 
the morning, and go unto thy tents. 
8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened 
bread; and on the' seventh day shall 
be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy 
God; thou shalt do no work therein. 

9 Seven weeks shalt thou number 
unto thee; from the time the sickle is 
first put to the standing corn shalt 
thou begin to number seven weeks. 
10 And thou shalt keep the feast of 



weeks unto the LORD thy God after 
the measure of the freewill-offering 
of thy hand, which thou shalt give, 
according as the LORD thy God 
blesseth thee. ll And thou shalt re- 
joice before the LORD thy God, thou, 
and thy son, and thy daughter, and 
thy man-servant, and thy maid- 
servant, and the Levite that is within 
thy gates, and the stranger, and the 
fatherless, and the widow, that are 
in the midst of thee, in the place 
which the LORD thy God shall choose 
to cause His name to dwell there. 
12 And thou shalt remember that thou 
wast a bondman in Egypt; and thou 
shalt observe and do these statutes. 
13 Thou shalt keep the feast of taber- 
nacles seven days, after that thou 
hast gathered in from thy threshing- 
floor and from thy winepress. 14 And 
thou shalt re j oice in thy feast, thou, and 
thy son, and thy daughter, and thy 
man-servant, and thy maid-servant, 
and the Levite, and the stranger, and 
the fatherless, and the widow, that 
are within thy gates. 15 Seven days 
shalt thou keep a feast unto the LORD 
thy God in the place which the LORD 
shall choose; because the LORD thy 
God shall bless thee in all thine in- 
crease, and in all the work of thy hands, 
and thou shalt be altogether joyful. 
l6 Three times in a year shall all thy 
males appear before the LORD thy God 
in the place which He shall choose, 
on the feast of unleavened bread, 
and on the feast of weeks, and on the 
feast of tabernacles; and they shall not 
appear before the LORD empty; 17 every 
man shall give as he is able, according 
to the blessing of the LORD thy God 
which He hath given thee. 

OTMDttl 

18 Judges and officers shalt thou make 
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thy God giveth thee, tribe by tribe; 
and they shall judge the people with 
righteous judgment. 19 Thou shalt not 
wrest judgment; thou shalt not re- 
spect persons; neither shalt thou take 
a gift; for a gift doth blind the eyes 
of the wise, and pecvert the words 
of the righteous. 20 Justice, justice 
shalt thou follow, that thou mayest 
live, and inherit the land which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee. 

21 Thou shalt not plant thee ^ 
Asherah of any kind of tree beside 
the altar of the LORD thy God, which 
thou shalt make thee. ^Neither shalt 
thou set thee up a pillar, which the 
LORD thy God hateth. 
1 rr Thou shalt not sacrifice unto 
x ' the Lop thy God an ox, or a 
sheep, wherein is a blemish, even any 
evil thing; for that is an abomination 
unto the LORD thy God. 

2 If there be found in the midst 
of thee, within any of thy gates which 
the LORD thy God giveth thee, man 
or woman, that doeth that which is 
evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, 
in transgressing His covenant, s and 
hath gone and served other gods, and 
worshipped them, or the sun, or the 
moon, or any of the host of heaven, 
which I have commanded not; 4 and 
it be told thee, and thou hear it, then 
shalt thou inquire diligently, and, be- 
hold, if it be true, and the thing cer- 
tain, that such abomination is wrought 
in Israel; ^hen shalt thou bring 
forth that man or that woman, who 
have done this evil thing, unto thy 
gates, even the man or the woman; 
and thou shalt stone them with stones, 
that they die. 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. 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 thou shalt 
put away the evil from the midst of 
thee. 

8 If there arise a matter too hard 
for thee in judgment, between blood 
and blood, between plea and plea, 
and between stroke and stroke, even 
matters of controversy within thy 
gates; then shalt thou arise, and get 
thee up unto the pkce which the 
LORD thy God shall choose. 9 And 
thou shalt come unto the priests the 
Leyites, and unto the judge that shall 
be^in those days; and thou shalt in- 
quire; and they shall declare unto 
thee the sentence of judgment. 10 And 
thou shalt do according to the tenor 
of the sentence, which they shall de- 
clare unto thee from that place which 
the LORD shall choose; and thou shalt 
observe to do according to all that 
they shall teach thee. "According to 
the law which they shall teach thee, 
and according to the judgment which 
they shall tell thee, thou shalt do; 
thou shalt not turn aside from the 
sentence which they shall declare unto 
thee, to the right hand, nor to the 
left. ^And the man that doeth pre- 
sumptuously, in not hearkening unto 
the priest that standeth to minister 
there before the LORD thy God, or 
unto the judge, even that man shall 
die; and thou shalt exterminate the 
evil from Israel. ^And all the people 
shall hear, and fear, and do no more 
presumptuously. 

14 When thou art come unto the 
land which the LORD thy God giveth 
thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt 
dwell therein; and shalt say: 'I will 
set a king over me, like all the nations 
that are round about me'; 15 thou shalt 
in any wise set him king over thee, 
whom the LORD thy God shall choose; 
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18 17 



thou set king over thee; thou mayest 
not put a foreigner over thee, who is 
not thy brother. 16 0nly he shall not 
multiply horses to himself, nor cause 
the people to return to Egypt, to the 
end that he should multiply horses; 
forasmuch as the LOED hath said unto 
you: 'Ye shall henceforth return no 
more that way.' "Neither shall he 
multiply wives to himself, that his 
heart turn not away; neither shall he 
greatly multiply to himself silver and 
gold. 18 And it shall be, when he 
sitteth upon the throne of his king- 
dom, that he shall write him a copy 
of this law in a book, out of that which 
is before the priests the Levites. 19 And 
it shall be with him, and he shall 
read therein all the days of his life; 
that he may learn to fear the LOED 
his God, to keep all the words of this 
law and these statutes, to do them; 
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 bis children, in the 
midst of Israel. 

"J Q The priests the Levites, even 
- 1 - all the tribe of Levi, shall have 
no portion nor inheritance with Israel; 
they shall eat the offerings of the 
LOED made by fire, and His inherit- 
ance. 2 And they shall have no in- 
heritance among their brethren; the 
LOED is their inheritance, as He hath 
spoken unto them. 

8 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. ^e first-fruits of thy 
corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, 
and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, 
shalt thou give him. 5 For the LOED 



thy God hath chosen him out of all 
thy tribes, to stand to minister in the 
name of the LOED, him and his sons 
for ever. 

6 And it a Levite come from any of 
thy gates out of all Israel, where he 
sojourneth, and come with all the 
desire of his soul unto the place which 
the LOED shall choose; 7 then he shall 
minister in the name of the LOED his 
God, as all his brethren the Levites 
do, who stand there before the LOED. 
8 They shall have like portions to eat, 
beside that which is his due ac- 
cording to the fathers 7 houses. 

When thou art come into the land 
which the LOED thy God giveth thee, 
thou shalt not learn to do after the 
abominations of those nations. 10 There 
shall not be found among you any 
one that maketh his son or his daugh- 
ter to pass through the fire, one that 
useth divination, a soothsayer, or an 
enchanter, or a sorcerer, n or a charm- 
er, or one that ^consulteth a ghost or 
a familiar spirit, or a necromancer. 
^For. whosoever doeth these things 
is an abomination unto the LOED; 
and because of these abominations 
the LOED thy God is driving them out 
from before thee. M Thou shalt be 
whole-hearted with the LOED thy God. 
14 For these nations, that thou art to 
dispossess, hearken unto soothsayers, 
and unto diviners; but as for thee, the 
LOED thy God hath not suffered thee 
so to do. U A prophet will the LOED 
thy God raise up unto thee, from the 
midst of thee, of thy brethren, like 
unto me; unto hJTn ye shall hearken; 
According to all that thou didst desire 
of the LOED thy God in Horeb in the 
day of the assembly, saying: 'Let 
me not hear again the voice of the 
LOED my God, neither let me see this 
great fire any more, that I die not/ 
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have well said that which they have 
spoken. 18 I will raise them up a 
prophet from among their brethren, 
like unto thee; and I will put My 
words in his mouth, and he shall 
speak unto them all that I shall com- 
mand him. 19 And it shall come to pass, 
that whosoever will not hearken un- 
to My words which he shall speak in 
My name, I will require it of him. 
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/ 21 And if thou say in thy 
heart: 'How shall we know the word 
which the LORD hath not spoken 97 
^When a prophet speaketh in the 
name of the LORD, if the thing follow 
not, nor come to pass, that is the thing 
which the LORD hath not spoken; 
the prophet hath spoken it presump- 
tuously, thou shalt not be afraid of 
him. 

1 Q When the LORD thy God shall 
cut off the nations, whose, land 
the LORD thy God giveth thee, and 
thou dost succeed them, and dwell 
in their cities, and in their houses; 
2 thou shalt separate three cities for 
thee in the midst of thy land, which 
the LORD thy God giveth thee to 
possess it. 3 Thou shalt prepare thee 
the way, and divide the borders of 
thy land, which the LORD thy God 
causeth thee to inherit, into three 
parts, that every manslayer may flee 
thither. 4 And this is the case of the 
manslayer, that shall flee thither and 
live: whoso killeth his neighbour un- 
awares, and hated him not in time 
past; 5 as when a man goeth into the 
forest with his neighbour to hew wood, 
and his hand fetcheth a stroke with 
the axe to cut down the tree, and the 
head slippeth from the helve, and 



lighteth upon his neighbour, that he 
die; he shall flee unto one of these 
cities and live; 6 lest the avenger of 
blood pursue the manslayer, while his 
heart is hot, and overtake him, be- 
cause the way is long, and smite him 
mortally; whereas he was not deserv- 
ing of death, inasmuch as he hated 
him not in time past. ^Wherefore 
I command thee, saying: 'Thou shalt 
separate three cities for thee. 7 8 And 
if the LORD thy God enlarge thy 
border, as He hath sworn unto thy 
fathers, and give thee all the land 
which He promised to give unto thy 
fathers 9 if thou shalt keep all this 
commandment to do it, which I com- 
mand thee this day, to love the LORD 
thy God, and to walk ever in His 
ways then shalt thou add three cities 
more for thee, beside these three, 
lo that innocent blood be not shed in 
the midst of thy land, which the LORD 
thy God giveth thee for an inherit- 
ance, and so blood be upon thee. 

u But if any man hate his neigh- 
bour, and lie in wait for him, and 
rise up against him, and smite him 
mortally that he die; and he flee into 
one of these cities; ^then the elders 
of his city shall send and fetch him 
thence, and deliver him into the hand 
of the avenger of blood, that he may 
die. 13 Thme eye shall not pity him, 
but thou shalt put away the blood of 
the innocent from Israel, that it may 
go well with thee. 

14 Thou shalt not remove thy neigh- 
bour's landmark, which they of old 
time have set, in' thine inheritance 
which thou shalt inherit, in the land 
that the LORD thy God giveth thee 
to possess it. 

16 0ne witness shall not rise up 
against a man for any iniquity, or for 
any sin, in any sin that he sinneth; 
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20.17 



the mouth of three witnesses, shall a 
matter be established. 36 If an un- 
righteous witness rise up against any 
man to bear perverted witness against 
him; 17 then both the men, between 
whom the controversy is, shall stand 
before the LORD, before the priests and 
the judges that shall be in those days. 
18 And the judges shall inquire dili- 
gently; and, behold, if the witness be a 
false witness, and hath testified falsely 
against his brother; 19 then shall ye do 
unto him, as he had purposed to do 
unto his brother; so shalt thou put 
away the evil from the midst of thee. 
20 And those that remain shall hear, 
and fear, and shall henceforth commit, 
no more any such evil in the midst of 
thee. 2l And thine eye shall not pity 
life for life, eye for eye, tooth for 
tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. 

OA When thou goest forth to battle 
^ w against thine enemies, and seest 
horses, and chariots, and a people 
more than thou, thou shalt not be 
afraid of them; for the LORD thy God 
is with thee, who brought thee up out 
of the land of Egypt. 2 And it shall be, 
when ye draw nigh unto the battle, 
that the priest shall approach and 
speak unto the people, 3 and shall say 
unto them: 'Hear, O Israel, ye draw 
nigh this day unto battle against your 
enemies; let not your heart faint; fear 
not, nor be alarmed, neither be ye 
affrighted at them; *for the LORD 
your God is He that goeth with you, 
to fight for you against your enemies, 
to save you.' 6 And the officers shall 
speak unto the people, saying: 'What 
man is there that hath built a new 
house, and hath not dedicated it? let 
him, go and return to his house, lest 
he die in the battle, and another man 
dedicate it. 6 And what man is there 
Jiat hath planted a vineyard, and 



hath not used the fruit thereof? let 
him go and return unto his house, lebt 
he die in the battle, and another man 
use the fruit thereof. 7 And what man 
is there that hath betrothed a wife, 
and hath not taken her? let him go 
and return unto his house, lest he 
die in the battle, and another man 
take her/ 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 
Ins brethren's heart melt as his heart.' 
9 And it shall be, when the officers 
have made an end of speaking unto the 
people, that captains of hosts shall be 
appointed at the head of the people. 
10 When thou drawest nigh unto a 
city to fight against it, then proclaim 
peace unto it. u And it shall be, if it 
make thee answer of peace, and open 
unto thee, then it shall be, that all 
the people that are found therein shall 
become tributary unto thee, and shall 
serve thee. ^And if it will make no 
peace with thee, but will make war 
against thee, then thou shalt besiege 
it. ^And when the LORD thy God 
delivereth it into thy hand, thou shalt 
smite every male thereof with the 
edge of the sword; 14 but the women, 
and the little ones, and the cattle, 
and all that is in the city, even all the 
spoil thereof, shalt thou take for a 
prey unto thyself; and thou shalt eat 
the spoil of thine enemies, which the 
LORD thy God hath given thee. ^hua 
shalt thou do tihto all the cities which 
are very far off from thee, which are 
not of the cities of these nations. 
16 Howbeit of the cities of these ^ peo- 
ples, that the LORD thy God giveth 
thee for an inheritance, thou shalt 
save alive nothing that breatheth, 
I7 but thou shalt utterly destroy them: 
the Hittite, and the Amorite, the 



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Oanaanite, and the Perizzite, the 
Hivite, and the Jebusite; as the LORD 
thy God hath commanded thee; 18 that 
they teach you not to do after all 
their abominations, which they have 
done unto their gods, and so ye sin 
against the LORD your God. 

19 When thou shalt besiege a city 
a long time, in making war against 
it to take it, thou shalt not destroy 
the trees thereof by wielding an axe 
against them; for thou mayest eat of 
them, but thou shalt not cut them 
down; for is the tiee of the field man, 
that it should be besieged of thee? 
20 0nly the trees of which thou know- 
est that they are not trees for food, 
them thou mayest destroy and cut 
down, that thou mayest build bul- 
warks against the city that maketh 
war with thee, until it fall. 
O ~| If one be found slain in the land 
A - 1 - which the LORD thy God giveth 
thee to possess it, lying in the field, 
and it be not known who hath smitten 
him; Hhen thy elders and thy judges 
shall come forth, and they shall meas- 
ure unto the cities which are Around 
about hiTn that is slain. s 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 hath not been wrought with, 
and which hath not drawn in the 
yoke. 4 And the elders of that city 
shall bring down the heifer unto a 
rough valley, which may neither be 
plowed nor sown, and shall break 
the heifer's neck there in the valley. 
5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall 
come near for them the LORD thy 
God hath chosen to minister unto 
Him, and to bless in the name of the 
LORD; and according to their word 
shall every controversy and every 
stroke be. 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. 7 And they shall speak and 
say: 'Our hands have not shed this 
blood, neither have our eyes seen it- 
forgive, LORD, Thy people Israel, 
whom Thou hast redeemed, and suffer 
not innocent blood to remain in the 
midst of Thy people Israel.' And the 
blood shall be forgiven them, 9 So 
shalt thou put away the innocent 
blood from the midst of thee, when 
thou shalt do that which is right in the 
eyes of the LORD. 



10 When thou goest forth to battle 
against thine enemies, and the LORD 
thy God delivereth them into thy 
hands, and thou carriest them away 
captive, u and seest among the cap- 
tives a woman of goodly form, and 
thou hast a desire unto her, and 
wouldest take her to thee to wife; 
^hen thou shalt bring her home to 
thy house; and she shall shave her 
head, and pare her nails; %nd she 
shall put the raiment of her captivity 
from off her, and shall remain in thy 
house, and bewail her father and her 
mother a full month; and after that 
thou mayest go in unto her, and be her 
husband, and she shall be thy wife. 
14 And it shall be, if thou have no 
delight in her, then thou shalt let her 
go whither she will; but thou shalt 
not sell her at all for money, thou 
shalt not deal with her as a slave, 
because thou hast humbled her. 

15 If a man have two wives, the one 
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; 
16 then it shall be, in the day that he 
causeth his sons to inherit that which 
he hath, that he may not make the 



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22 14 



son of the beloved the first-born before 
the son of the hated, who is the first- 
born; 17 but he shall acknowledge the 
first-born, the son of the hated, by 
giving him a double portion of all that 
he hath; for he is the first-fruits of his 
strength; the right of the first-born 
is his. 

18 If t a man have a stubborn and 
rebellious son, that will not hearken to 
the^voice of his father, or the voice 
of his mother, and though they chasten 
him, will not hearken unto them; 
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; 20 and;they shall 
say unto the elders of his city: 'This 
our son is stubborn and rebellious, 
he doth not hearken to our voice; he is 
a glutton, and a drunkard.' ^And 
all the men of his city shall stone him 
with stones, that he die; so shalt thou 
put away the evil from the midst of 
thee; and all Israel shall hear, and 
fear. 

^And if a man have committed a sin 
worthy of death, and he be put to 
death, and thou hang him on a tree; 
^his body shall not remain all night 
upon the tree, but thou shalt surely 
bury him the same day; for he that is 
hanged is a reproach unto God; that 
thou defile not thy land which the 
LORD thy God giveth thee for an 
inheritance. 

O O Thou shalt not see thy brother's 
^^ ox or his sheep driven away, 
and hide thyself from them; thou shalt 
surely bring them back unto thy 
brother. *And if thy brother be not 
nigh unto thee, and thou know him 
not, then thou shalt bring it home to 
thy house, and it shall be with thee 
until thy brother require it, and thou 
shalt restore it to him. 3 And so shalt 
thou do with his ass; and so shalt 



thou do with his garment; and so 
shalt thou do with every lost thing 
of thy brother's, which he hath lost, 
and thou hast found; thou mayest 
not hide thyself. 

^hou shalt not see thy brother's 
ass or his ox fallen down by the way, 
and hide thyself from them; thou 
shalt surely help him to lift them up 
again. 

5 A woman shall not wear that which 
pertaineth unto a man, neither shall 
a man put on a woman's garment; 
for whosoever doeth these things is 
an abomination unto the LORD thy 
God. 

6 lf a bird's nest chance to be before 
thee 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, thou shalt not take 
the dam with the young; 7 thou shalt 
in any wise let the dam go, but the 
young thou mayest take unto thyself- 
that it may be well with thee, ana 
that thou mayest prolong thy days. 

8 When thou buildest a new house, 
then thou shalt make a parapet for 
thy roof, that thou bring not blood 
upon thy house, if any man fall from 
thence. 

^hou shalt not sow thy vineyard 
with two kinds of seed; lest the fulness 
of the seed which thou hast sown 
be forfeited together with the in- 
crease of the vineyard. 

10 Thou shalt not plow with an ox and 
an ass together. u Thou shalt not 
wear a mingled stuff, wool and linen 
together. 

M Thou shalt make thee twisted cords 
upon the four corners of thy covering, 
wherewith thou coverest thyself. 

^If any m.a,n take a wife, and go in 
unto her, and hate her, 14 and lay wan- 
ton charges against her, and bring 
up an evil name upon her, and say: 



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4 I took this woman, and when I came 
nigh to her, I found not in her the 
tokens of viiginity'; 15 then shall th 
father of the damsel, and her mother 
take and bring forth the tokens o: 
the damsel's virginity unto the elder* 
of the city in the gate. 1G And the 
damsel's father shall say unto the 
elders: 'I gave my daughter unto 
this man to wife, and he hateth her 
17 and, lo, he hath laid wanton charges, 
saying: I found not in thy daughter 
the tokens of virginity; and yet these 
are the tokens of my daughter's 
virginity. 7 And they shall spread the 
garment before the elders of the city. 
18 And the elders of that city shall take 
the man and chastise him. 19 And 
they shall fine him a hundred shekels 
of silver, and give them unto the 
father of the damsel, because he hath 
brought up an evil name upon a vir- 
gin of Israel; and she shall be his 
wife; he may not put her away all 
his days. 

^But if this thing be true, that the 
tokens of virginity were not found in 
the damsel; ^then they shall bring 
out the damsel to the door of her 
father's house, and the men of her 
city shall stone her with stones that 
bhe die; because she hath wrought 
a wanton deed in Israel, to play the 
harlot in her father's house; so shalt 
thou put away the evil from the midst 
of thee. 

^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 shalt thou put away the 
evil from Israel. 

^If there be a damsel that is a vir- 
gin betrothed unto a man, and a man 
find her in the city, and lie with her; 
24 then ye shall bring them both out 
unto the gate of that city, and ye 



shall stone them with stones thai 
they die: the damsel, because sh&criec 
not, being in the city; and the man 
because he hath humbled his neigh- 
bour's wife; so thou shalt put awa> 
the evil from the midst of thee. 

26 But if the man find the damse 
that is betrothed in the field, and the 
man take hold of her, and lie with her 
then the man only that lay with hei 
shall die. 26 But unto the damsel thou 
shalt do nothing; there is in the dam- 
sel no sin worthy of death; for as 
when a man riseth against his neigh- 
bour, and slayeth him, even so is this 
matter. 27 For he found her in the 
field; the betrothed damsel cried, and 
there was none to save her. 

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, 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 
hath humbled her; he may not put her 
away all his days. 

Q A man shall not take his father's 
wife, and shall not uncover his 
father's skirt. 

2 He that is crushed or maimed in 
his privy parts shall not enter into the 
assembly of 'the LORD. 

3 A bastard shall not enter into the 
assembly of the LORD; even to the 
tenth generation shall none of his 
enter into the assembly of the LORD. 

4 An Ammonite or a Moabite shall 
not enter into the assembly of the 
LORD; even to the tenth generation 
shall none of them enter into the 
assembly of the LORD for ever; be- 
cause they met you not with bread 
and with water in the way, when ye 
came forth out of Egypt; and because 
they hired against thee Balaam the 
son of Beor from Pethor of Aram- 



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24.2 



naharaim, to curse thee. Neverthe- 
less the LORD thy God would not 
hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD 
thy God turned the curse into a bless- 
ing unbo thee, because the LORD thy 
God loved thee. 7 Thou shalt not 
seek their peace nor their prosperity 
all thy days for ever. 

8 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite, 
for he is thy brother; thou shalt not 
abhor an Egyptian, because thou wast 
a stranger in his land. 9 The children 
of the third generation that are born 
unto them may enter into the assem- 
bly of the LORD. 

10 When thou goest forth in camp 
against thine enemies, then thou shalt 
keep thee from every evil thing. 11 If 
there be among you any man, that 
is not clean by reason of that which 
chanceth him by night, then shall he 
go abroad out of the camp, he shall 
not come within the camp. 12 But it 
shall be, when evening cometh on, he 
shall bathe himself in water; and when 
the sun is down, he may come within 
the camp. M Thou shalt have a place 
also without the camp, whither thou 
shalt go forth abroad. 14 And thou 
shalt have a paddle among thy weap- 
ons; and it shall be, when thou sittest 
down abroad, thou shalt dig there- 
with, and shalt turn back and cover 
that which cometh from thee. 15 For 
the LORD thy God walketh in the 
midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, 
and to give up thine enemies before 
thee; therefore shall thy camp be 
holy; that He see no unseemly thing 
in thee, and turn away from thee. 

16 Thou shalt not deliver unto his 
master a bondman that is escaped 
from his master unto thee; 17 he shall 
dwell with thee, in the midst of thee, 
in the place which he shall choose with- 
in one of thy gates, where it liketh him 
best; thou shalt not wrong him. 



"There shall be no harlot of the 
daughters of Israel, neither shall there 
be a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 
l9 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a 
harlot, or the price of a dog, into the 
house of the LORD thy God for any 
vow; for even both these are an abom- 
ination unto the LORD thy God. 

20 Thou shalt not lend upon interest 
to thy brother: interest of money, 
interest of victuals, interest of any 
thing that is lent upon interest. ^Unto 
a foreigner thou mayest lend upon in- 
terest; but unto thy brother thou shalt 
not lend upon interest; that the LORD 
thy God may bless thee in aU that 
thou puttest thy hand unto, in the 
land whither thou goest in to possess it. 

^When thou shalt vow a vow unto 
the LORD thy God, thou shalt not 
be slack to pay it; for the LORD thy 
God will surely require it of thee; and 
it will be sin in thee. ^But if thou shalt 
forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in 
thee. M That which is gone out of thy 
lips thou shalt observe and do; accord- 
ing as thou hast vowed freely unto the 
LORD thy God, even that which thou 
hast promised with thy mouth. 

25 When thou comest into thy neigh- 
bour's vineyard, then thou mayest 
eat grapes until thou have enough at 
thine own pleasure; but thou shalt 
not put any in thy vessel. 

26 When thou comest into thy neigh- 
bour's standing corn, then thou may- 
est pluck ears with thy hand; but 
thou shalt not move a sickle unto 
thy neighbour's standing corn. 
O A When a man taketh a wife, and 

** marrieth her, then it cometh to 
pass, if she find no favour in his eyes, 
because he hath found some unseemly 
thing in her, that he writeth her a 
bill of divorcement, and giveth it in 
her hand, and sendeth her out of his 
house, 2 and she departeth out of his 



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house, and goeth and becometh anoth- 
er man's wife, 3 and the latter husband 
hateth her, and writeth her a bill of 
divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, 
and sendeth her out of his house; or 
if the latter husband die, who took 
her to be his wife ; 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 the LORD; and thou shalt not 
cause the land to sin, which the LORD 
thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. 

5 When a man taketh a new wife, 
he shall not go out in the host, neither 
shall he be charged with any business; 
he shall be free for his house one 
year, and shall cheer his wife whom 
lie hath taken. 

*No man shall take the rnill or the 
upper millstone to pledge; for he 
taketh a man's life to pledge. 

'If a man be found stealing any of 
his brethren of the children of Israel, 
and he deal with hi as a slave, and 
sell him; then that thief shall die; so 
shalt thou put away the evil from the 
midst of thee. 

*Take heed in the plague of leprosy, 
that thou observe diligently, and do 
according to all that the priests the 
Levites shall teach you, as I command- 
ed them, so ye shall observe to do. 
9 Remember what the LORD thy God 
did unto Miriam, by the way as ye 



came forth out of 
10 When thou dost 



[end thy neigh- 



bour any manner of loan, thou shalt 
not go into his house to fetch his 
pledge. u Thou shalt stand without, 
and the man to whom thou dost lend 
shall bring forth the pledge without 
unto thee. ^And if he be a poor man, 
thou shalt not sleep with his pledge; 
^hou shalt surely restore to him the 
pledge when the sun goeth down, that 
he may sleep iri his garment, and bless 



thee; and it shall be righteousness 
unto thee before the LORD thy God. 

14 Thou shalt not oppress a hired 
servant that is poor and needy, 
whether he be of thy brethren, or of 
thy strangers that are in thy land 
within thy gates. 15 In the same day 
thou shalt give him his hire, neither 
shall the sun go down upon it; for he 
is poor, and setteth his heart upon it; 
lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, 
and it be sin in thee. 

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. 

17 Thou shalt not pervert the justice 
due to the stranger, or to the fatherless; 
nor take the widow's raiment to 
pledge. 18 But thou shalt remember 
that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, 
and the LORD thy God redeemed thee 
thence; therefore I command thee to 
do this thing. 

19 When thou reapest thy harvest in 
thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in 
the field, thou shalt not go back to 
fetch it; it shall be for the stranger, 
for the fatherless, and for the widow; 
that the LORD thy God may bless 
thee in all the work of thy hands. 

20 When thou beatest thine olive- 
tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs 
again; it shall be for the stranger, for 
the fatherless, and for the widow. 
21 When thou gatherest the grap 



thy vineyard, thou shalt not v 
after thee; it shall be for the stranger, 
for the fatherless, and for the widow. 
^And thou shalt remember that thou 
wast a bondman in the land of ] 



therefore I command thee to do this 

thing. 

If there be a controversy be- 
tween men, and they^ come unto 

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" 26,3 



by justifying the righteous, and con- 
demning the wicked, 2 then it shall 
be, if the wicked man deserve to be 
beaten, that the judge shall cause hirr?. 
to lie down, and to be beaten before 
his face, according to the measure of 
his wickedness, by number. 3 Forty 
stripes he may give him, he shaU not 
exceed,^ lest, if he should exceed, and 
beat him above these with many 
stripes, then thy brother should be 
dishonoured before thine eyes. 

4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when 
he treadeth out the corn. 

5 If brethren dwell together, and one 
of them die, and have no child, the 
wife of the dead shall not be married 
abroad unto one not of his kin; her 
husband's brother shall go in unto her, 
and take her to him to wife, and per- 
form the duty of a husband's brother 
unto her. 6 And it shall be, that the 
first-born that she beareth shall suc- 
ceed in the name of his brother that 
is dead, that his name be not blotted 
out of Israel. 7 And if the man like 
not to take his brother's wif e r then his 
brother's wife shall go up to the gate 
unto the elders, and say: 'My 
husband's brother refuseth to raise 
up unto his brother a name in Israel; 
he will not perform the duty of a 
husband's brother unto me.' 8 Then 
the elders of his city shall call him, 
and speak unto Mm; and if he 
stand, and say: 'I like not to take 
her' ; *then shall his brother's wife draw 
nigh unto hing 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 doth not build up 
his brother's house.' 10 And his name 
shall be called in Israel The house of 
him that had his shoe loosed. , 

u When men strive together one with 
another, and the wife or the one draw- 



eth near to deliver her husband out of 
the hand of Mm that smiteth him, and 

C'teth forth her hand, and taketh 
by the secrets; ^hen thou shalt 
cut off her hand, thine eye shall have 
no pity. 

w Thou shalt not have in thy bag 
diverse weights, a great and a small. 
14 Thou shalt not have in thy house 
diverse measures, a great and a 
small. 15 A perfect and just weight 
shalt thou have; a perfect and just 
measure shalt thou have; that thy 
days may be long upon the land wMch 
the LORD thy God giveth thee. 16 For 
all that do such things, even all that 
do unrighteously, are an abomination 
unto the LORD thy God. 

17 Remember what Amalek did unto 
thee by the way as ye came forth out 
of Egypt; 18 how he met thee by the 
way, and smote the Mndmost of thee, 
all that were enfeebled in thy rear, 
when thou wast faint and weary; and 
he feared not God. 19 Therefore it shall 
be, when, the LORD thy God hath given 
thee rest from all tMne enemies round 
about, in the land wMch the LOED 
thy God giyeth thee for an inheritance 
to possess it, that thou shalt blot out 
the remembrance of Amalek from 
under heaven; thou shalt not forget. 

anan ^ 

O And it shall be, when thou art 
^ ^ come in unto the land wMch the 
LORD thy God giveth thee for an 
inheritance, and dost possess it, and 
dwell therein; ^hat thou shalt take of 
the first of all the fruit of the ground, 
wMch thou shalt bring in from thy 
land that the LORD thy God giveth 
thee; and thou shalt put it in a basket, 
and shalt go unto the place wMch. the 
LORD thy God shall choose to cause 
His name to dwell there. 3 And thou 
shalt come unto the priest that shall 



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be in those days, and say unto him 
'I profes this day unto the LORD thy 
God, that I am come unto the lane 
which the LORD swore unto our fathers 
to give us/ 4 And the priest shal 
take the basket out of thy hand, anc 
set it down before the altar of the 
LOED thy God. 6 And thou shalt speak 
and say before the LOED thy God 
'A wandering Aramean 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. 6 And the 
Egyptians dealt ill with us, and afflict- 
ed us, and laid upon us hard bondage 
7 And we cried unto the LORD, the 
God of our fathers, and the LORD 
heard our voice, and saw our affliction, 
and our toil, and our oppression. 
8 And the LORD 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. 9 And He hath brought us 
into this place, and hath given us this 
land, a land flowing with TrrilTf and 
honey. 10 And now, behold, I have 
brought the first of the fruit of the 
land, which Thou, O LORD, hast given 
me/ And thou shalt set it down be- 
fore the LORD thy God, and worship 
before the LORD thy God. H And thou 
shalt rejoice in all the good which the 
LORD thy God hath given unto thee, 
and unto thy house, thou, and the 
Levite, and the stranger that is in the 
midst of thee. 

f ^When thou hast made an end of 
tithing all the tithe of thine increase 
in the third year, which is the year 
of tithing, and hast given it unto the 
Levite, to the stranger, to the father- 
less, and to the widow, that they may 
eat within thy gates, and be satisfied, 
^then thou shalt say before the LORD 
thy God: 'I have put away the hal- 



lowed things out of my house, and 
also have given them unto the Le- 
vite, and unto the stranger, to the 
fatherless, and to the widow, according 
to all Thy commandment which Thou 
hast commanded me; I have not trans- 
gressed any of Thy commandments, 
neither have I forgotten them. 14 I 
have not eaten thereof in my mourn- 
ing, neither have I put away thereof, 
being unclean, nor given thereof for 
the dead; I have hearkened to the 
voice of the LORD my God, I have done 
according to all that Thou hast com- 
manded me. 15 Look forth from Thy 
holy habitation, from heaven, and 
bless Thy people Israel, and the land 
which Thou hast given us, as Thou 
didst swear unto our fathers, a land 
flowing with milk and honey/ 

16 This day the LORD thy God com- 
mandeth thee to do these statutes and 
ordinances; thou shalt therefore ob- 
serve and do them with all thy heart, 
and with all thy soul. "Thou hast 
avouched the LORD this day to be thy 
God, and that thou wpuldest walk in 
His ways, and keep His statutes, and 
His commandments, and His ordi- 
nances, and hearken unto His voice, 
18 And the LORD hath avouched thee 
this day to be His own treasure, as 
He hath promised thee, and that thou 
shouldest keep all His commandments; 
^and to make thee high above all na- 
tions that He hath made, in praise, 
and in name, and in glory; and that 
bhou mayest be a holy people unto 
the LORD thy God, as He hath spoken. 

And Moses and the elders of 
Israel commanded the people, 
saying: 'Keep all the commandment 
which I command you this day. 2 And 
t shall be on the day when ye shall 
pass over the Jordan unto the land 
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that thou shalt set thee up great 
stones, and plaster them with plaster. 
3 And thou shalt write upon them all 
the words of this law, when thou art 
passed over; that thou mayest go in 
unto the land which the LORD thy God 
giveth thee, a land flowing with milk 
and honey, as the LORD, the God of 
thy fathers, hath promised thee. 4 And 
it shall be when ye are passed over the 
Jordan, that ye shall set up these 
stones, which I command you this 
day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt 
plaster them with plaster. 6 And there 
shalt thou build an altar unto the 
LORD thy God, an altar of stones; thou 
shalt lift up no iron tool upon them, 
^hou shalt build the altar of the LORD 
thy God of unhewn stones; and thou 
shalt offer burnt-offerings thereon un- 
to the LORD thy God. 7 And thou 
shalt sacrifice peace-offerings, and shalt 
eat there; and thou shalt rejoice before 
the LORD thy God. 8 And thou shalt 
write upon the stones all the words of 
this law very plainly.' 

^ 9 And Moses and the priests the Le- 
vites spoke unto all Israel, saying : 'Keep 
silence, and hear, Israel; this day 
thou art become a people unto the 
LORD thy God. 10 Thou shalt therefore 
hearken to the voice of the LORD 
thy God, and do His commandments 
and His statutes, which I command 
thee this day*' 

u And Moses charged the people the 
same day, saying: -^'These phq.U stand 
upon mount Gerizim to bless the peo- 
ple, when ye are passed over the Jor- 
dan: Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, 
and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benja- 
min; ^and these shall stand upon 
mount Ebal for the curse: Reuben, 
Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, 
and Naphtali. 14 And the Levites shall 
speak, and say unto all the men of 
Israel with a loud voice: 



15 Cursed be the man that maketh a 
graven or molten image, an abomina- 
tion unto the LORD, the work of the 
hands of the craftsman, and setteth 
it up in secret. And all the people 
shall answer and say: Amen. 

16 Cursed be he that dishonoured 
his father or his mother. And all the 
people shall say: Amen. 

17 Cursed be he that removeth his 
neighbour's landmark. And all the 
people shall say: Amen. 

18 Cursed be he that maketh the 
blind to go astray in the way. And 
all the people shall say: Amen. 

"Cursed be he that perverteth the 
justice due to the stranger, fatherless, 
and widow. And all the people shall 
say: Amen. 

20 Cursed be he that lieth with his 
father's wife; because he hath un- 
covered his f ather's skirt. And all the 
people shall say: Amen. 

^Cursed be he that lieth with any 
manner of beast. And all the people 
shall say: Amen. 

^Cursed be he that lieth with his 
sister, the daughter of his father, or 
the daughter of his mother. And 
all the people shall say: Amen. 

^Cursed be he that lieth with his 
mother-in-law. And all the people 
shall say: Amen. 

^Cursed be he that smiteth his 
neighbour in secret. And all the 
people shall say: Amen. 

Cursed be he that taketh a bribe 
to slay an innocent person. And all 
the people shall say: Amen. 

26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not 
the words of this law to do them. 
And all the people shall say: Amen/ 
OQ And it shall come to pass, if 
thou shalt hearken diligently 
unto the voice of the LORD thy God, 
to observe to do all His command- 
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day, that the LORD thy God will set 
thee on high above all the nations oi 
the earth. 2 And all these blessings 
shall come upon thee, and overtake 
thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the 
voice of the LORD thy God. 3 Blessed 
shalt thou be in the city, and blessed 
shalt thou be in the field. 4 Blessed 
shall be the fruit of thy body, and the 
fruit of thy land, and the fruit of thy 
cattle, the increase of thy kine, and 
the young of thy flock. 5 Blessed 
shall be thy basket and thy kneading- 
trough. 6 Blessed shalt thou be when 
thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou 
be when thou goest out. 7 The LORD 
will cause thine enemies that rise up 
against thee to be smitten before thee; 
they shall come out against thee one 
way, and shall flee before thee seven 
ways. 8 The LORD will command the 
blessing with thee in thy barns, and 
in all that thou puttest thy hand unto; 
and He will bless thee in the land 
which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 
^The LORD will establish thee for a 
holy people unto Himself, as He hath 
sworn unto thee; if thou shalt keep 
the commandments of the LORD 
thy God, and walk in His ways. 
10 And all the peoples of the earth 
shall see that the name of the LORD 
is called upon thee; and they shall 
be afraid of thee. u And the LORD 
will make thee overabundant for 
good, in the fruit of thy body, and 
in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the 
fruit of thy land, in the land which the 
LORD swore unto thy fathers to give 
thee. J^The LORD will open unto thee 
His good treasure the heaven to give 
the rain of thy land in its season, and 
to bless all the work of thy hand; and 
thou shalt lend unto many nations, 
but thou shalt not borrow. M And 
the LORD will make thee the head, and 
not the tail; and thou shalt be above 



only, and thou shalt not be beneath 
if thou shalt hearken unto the com- 
mandments of the LORD ^thy God, 
which I command thee this day, tc 
observe and to do them; I4 and shalt 
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. 

15 But it shall come to pass, if thou 
wilt not hearken unto the voice of 
the LORD thy God, to observe to 
do all His commandments and His 
statutes which I command thee this 
day; that all these curses shall come 
upon thee, and overtake thee. 
16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and 
cursed shalt thou be in the field. 
17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy 
kneading-trough. 18 Cursed shall be 
the fruit of thy body, and the fruit 
of thy land, the increase of thy kine, 
and the young of thy flock. 19 Cursed 
shalt thou be when thou comest in, 
and cursed shalt thou be when thou 
goest out. 20 The LORD will send upon 
thee cursing, discomfiture, and rebuke, 
hi all that thou puttest thy hand 
unto to do, until thou be destroyed, 
and until thou perish quickly; be- 
cause of the evil of thy doings, 
whereby thou hast forsaken Me. ^The 
LORD will make the pestilence cleave 
unto thee, until He have consumed 
thee from off the land, whither thou 
goest in to possess it. ^The LORD 
will smite thee with consumption, 
and with fever, and with inflamm*^ 
tion, and with fiery heat, and with 
drought, and with blasting, and with 
mildew; and they shall pursue thee 
until thou perish. ^And thy heaven 
that is over thy head shall be brass, 
and the earth that is under thee 
shall be iron, ^he LORD will make 
:he rain of thy land powder and dust; 
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28.47 



upon thee, until thou be destroyed, 
^he LORD will cause thee to be 
smitten before thine enemies; thou 
shalt go out one way against them, and 
shalt flee seven ways beforejthem; and 
thou shalt be a horror unto all the 
kingdoms of the earth. 26 And thy 
carcasses shall be food unto all fowls 
of the air, and unto the beasts of the 
earth, and there shall be none to 
frighten them away. 

27 The LORD will smite thee with 
the boil of Egypt, and with the emer- 
pds, and with the scab, and with the 
itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. 
28 The LORD will smite thee with mad- 
ness, ^ and with blindness, and with 
astonishment of heart. 29 And thou 
shalt grope at noonday, as the blind 
gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt 
not make thy ways prosperous; and 
thou shalt be only oppressed androbbed 
alway, and there shall be none to 
save thee. 30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, 
and another man shall lie with her; 
thou shalt build a house, and thou 
shalt not dwell therein; thou shalt 
plant a vineyard, and ^ shalt not use 
the fruit thereof. 81 Thine ox shall be 
slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt 
not eat thereof; thine ass shall be 
violently taken away from before thy 
face, and shall not be restored to thee; 
thy sheep shall be given unto thine 
enemies; and thou shalt have none 
to save thee. ^Thy sons and thy 
daughters shall be given unto another 
people, and thine eyes shall look, and 
fail with longing for them all the day; 
and there shall be nought in the power 
of thy hand. ^The fruit of thy land, 
and all thy labours, shall a nation 
which thou knowest not eat up; and 
thou shalt be only oppressed and 
crushed alway; ^o that thou shalt 
be mad for the sight of thine eyes 
which thou shalt see. 35 The LORD 



will smite thee in the knees, and in the 
legs, with a sore boil, whereof thou 
canst not be healed, from the sole of 
thy foot unto the crown of thy head. 
'"The LORD will bring thee, and thy 
king whom thou shalt set over thee, 
unto a nation that thou hast not 
known, thou nor thy fathers; and 
there shalt thou serve other gods, 
wood and stone. 37 And thou shalt 
become an astonishment, a proverb, 
and a byword, among all the peoples 
whither the LORD shall lead thee 
away. 

88 Thou shalt carry much seed out 
into the field, and shalt gather httle 
in; for the locust shall consume it. 
39 Thou shalt plant vineyards and dress 
them, but thou shalt neither drink of 
the wine, nor gather the grapes; for 
the worm shall eat them. 40 Thou 
shalt have olive-trees throughout all 
thy borders, but thou shalt not anoint 
thyself with the oil; for thine olives 
shall drop off. fl Thou shalt beget 
sons and daughters, but they shall 
not be thine; for they shall go into 
captivity. ^All thy trees and the 
fruit of thy land shall the locust 



stranger that is in the midst 
of thee shall mount up above thee 
higher and higher; and thou shalt 
come down lower and lower. '"He 
shall lend to thee, and thou shalt 
not lend to him; he shall be the head, 
and thou shalt be the tail. ^And all 
these curses shall come upon thee, 
and shall pursue thee, and overtake 
thee, till thou be destroyed; because 
thou didst not hearken unto the voice 
of the LORD thy God, to keep His com- 
mandments and His statutes which He 
commanded thee. ^And they shall 
be upon thee for a sign and for a 
wonder, and upon thy seed for ever; 
47 because thou didst not serve the 



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LORD thy God with joyfulness, and 
with gladness of heart, by reason of 
the abundance of all things; ^there- 
fore shalt thou serve thine enemy 
whom the LORD shall send against 
thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in 
nakedness, and in want of all things; 
and he snail put a yoke of iron upon 
thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. 
4 ^The LORD will bring a nation 
against thee from far, from the end of 
the earth, as the vulture swoopeth 
down; a nation whose tongue thou 
shalt not understand; 60 a nation of 
fierce countenance, that shall not 
regard the person of the old, nor show 
favour to the young. 51 And he shall 
eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the 
fruit of thy ground, until thou be 
destroyed; that also shall^ not leave 
thee corn, wine, or oil, the increase of 
thy kine, or the young of thy flock, 
until he have caused thee to perish. 
52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy 
gates, until thy high and fortified walls 
come down, wherein thou didst trust, 
throughout all thy land; and he shall 
besiege thee in all thy gates through- 
out all thy land, which the LORD thy 
God hath given thee. _ M And thou 
shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, 
the flesh of thy sons and of thy 
daughters whom the LORD thy God 
hath given thee; in the siege and 
in the straitness, wherewith thine 
enemies shall straiten thee. w The 
man that is tender among you, and 
very delicate, his eye shall be evil 
against his brother, and against the 
wife of his bosom, and against the 
remnant of his children whom he 
hath remaining; 5S so that he will not 
give to any of them of the flesh of his 
children whom he shall eat, because 
he hath nothing left him; in the 
siege and in the straitness, wherewith 
thine enemy shall straiten thee in all 



thy gates. 56 The tender and delicate 
woman among you, who would not 
adventure to set the sole of her foot 
upon the ground for dehcateness and 
tenderness, her eye shall be evil 
against the husband of her ^ bosom, 
and against her son, and against her 
daughter; 57 and against her after- 
birth that cometh put from between 
her feet, and against her children 
whom she shall bear; for she shall 
eat them for want of all things 
secretly; in the siege and in the strait- 
ness, wherewith thine enemy shall 
straiten thee in thy gates. 

68 If thou wilt not observe to do all 
the words of this law that are written 
in this book, that thou mayest fear 
this glorious and awful Name, the 
LORD thy God; 59 then the LORD will 
make thy plagues wonderful, and the 
plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, 
and of long continuance, and sore 
sicknesses, and of long continuance. 
60 And He will bring back upon thee 
all the diseases of Egypt, which thou 
wast in dread of; and they shall cleave 
unto thee. 61 Also every sickness, and 
every plague, which is not written 
in the book of this law, them will the 
LORD bring upon thee, until thou be 
destroyed. ^And ye shall be left 
few in number, whereas ye were as 
the stars of heaven for multitude; 
because thou didst riot hearken unto 
the voice of the LORD thy God. M And 
it shall come to pass, that as the LORD 
rejoiced over you to do you good, and 
to multiply you; so the LORD will 
rejoice over you to cause you to perish, 
and to destroy you; and ye shall be 
plucked from/ off the land whither 
thou goest in to possess it. ^And the 
LORD shall scatter thee among all 
peoples, from the one end of the earth 
iven unto the other end of the earth; 
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29 17 



which thou hast not known, thou 
nor thy fathers, even wood and stone. 
^And among these nations shalt 
thou have no repose, and there shall 
be no rest for the sole of thy foot; 
but the LORD shall give thee there a 
trembling heart, and failing of eyes, 
and languishing of soul. ^And thy 
life shall hang in doubt before thee; 
and thou shalt fear night and day, 
and shalt have no assurance of thy 
life. 67 In the morning thou shalt say: 
1 Would it were even!' and at even thou 
shalt say: 'Would it were morning!' 
for the fear of thy heart which thou 
shalt fear, and for the sight of thine 
eyes which thou shalt see. 68 And the 
LORD shall bring thee back into 
Egypt in ships, by the way whereof 
I said unto thee: 'Thou shalt see it 
no more again' ; and there ye shall sell 
yourselves unto your enemies for 
bondmen and for bondwomen, and 
no man shall buy you. 

69 These are the words of the cove- 
nant which the LORD commanded 
Moses to make with the children of 
Israel in the land of Moab, beside the 
covenant which He made with them 
in Horeb. 

OQ And Moses called unto all 
^ u Israel, and said unto them: 

Ye have seen all that the LORD did 
before your eyes in the land of Egypt 
unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, 
and unto all his land; Hhe great trials 
which thine eyes saw, the signs and 
those great wonders; 3 but the LORD 
hath not given you a heart to know,, 
and eyes to see, and ears to hear, un- 
to this day. 4 Aiid I have led you forty 
years in the wilderness; your clothes 
are not waxen old upon you, and thy 
shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot. 
5 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have 
ye drunk wine or strong drink; that 
ye might know that I am the LORD 



your God. 6 And when ye 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. 7 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. 
8 0bserve therefore the words of this 
covenant, and do them, that ye may 
make all that ye do to prosper. 



9 Ye are standing this day all of 
you before the LORD your God: your 
heads, your tribes, your elders, and 
your officers, even all the men of 
Israel, 10 your little ones^your wives, 
and thy stranger that is in the midst 
of thy camp, from the hewer of thy 
wood unto the drawer of thy water; 
n that thou shouldest enter into the 
covenant of the LORD thy God and 
into His oath which the LORD thy 
God maketh with thee this day; 
^that He may establish thee this day 
unto Himself for a people, and that 
He may be unto thee a God, as He 
spoke unto thee, and as He swore unto 
thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, 
and to Jacob. ^Neither with you 
only do I make this covenant and this 
oath; 14 but with him that standeth 
here with us this day before the LORD 
our God, and also with him that is 
not here with us this day I5 for ye 
know how we dwelt in the land of 
>t; and how we came through the 
of the nations through which ye 
1; 16 and ye have seen their 
detestable things, and their idols, 
wood and stone, silver and gold, 
which were with them 17 lest there 
should be among you man, or woman, 
or family, or tribe, whose heart 
turneth away this day from the LORD 
our God, to go to serve the gods of 




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those nations; lest there should be 
among you a root that beareth gall 
and wormwood; 18 and it come to pass, 
when he heareth 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 that the watered be 
swept away with the dry'; 19 the 
LORD will not be willing to pardon 
him, but then the an^er of the LORD 
and His jealousy shall be kindled 
against that man, and all the curse 
that is written in this book shall lie 
upon him, and the LORD shall blot out 
his name from under heaven; 20 and 
the LORD shall separate him unto evil 
put of all the tribes of Israel, accord- 
ing to all the curses of the covenant 
that is, written in this book of the 
law. ^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 the LORD hath 
made it sick; ^and that the whole 
land thereof is brimstone, and salt, 
and a burning, that it is not sown, 
nor beareth, nor any grass groweth 
therein, like the overthrow of Sodom 
and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, 
which the LORD overthrew in His 
anger, and in His wrath; ^even all the 
nations shall say: 'Wherefore hath 
the LORD done thus unto this land? 
what meaneth the heat of this great 
anger?' ^hen men shall say: 'Be- 
cause they forsook the covenant of the 
LORD, the God of their fathers, which 
He made with them when He brought 
them forth out of the land of Egypt; 
^and went and served other gods, and 
worshipped them, gods that they knew 
not, and that He had not allotted 
unto them; ^erefore the anger of 
the LORD was kindled against this land, 



to bring upon it all the curse that 
is written in this book; 27 and the 
LORD rooted them out of then* land 
in anger, and in wrath, and in great 
indignation, and cast them into an- 
other land, as it is this day'. 28 The 
secret things belong unto the LORD 
our God; but the things that are re- 
vealed belong unto us and to our chil- 
dren for ever, that we may do all the 
words of this law. 

A And it shall come to pass, when 
v all these things are come upon 

thee, the blessing and the curse, which 

1 have set before thee, and thou shalt 
bethink thyself among all the nations, 
whither the LORD thy God hath 
driven thee, 2 and shalt return unto 
the LORD thy God, and hearken to 
His voice according to all that I com- 
mand thee this day, thou and thy 
children, with all thy heart, and with 
all thy soul; Hhat then the LORD thy 
God will turn thy captivity, and 
have compassion upon thee, and will 
return and gather thee from all the 
peoples, whither the LORD thy God 
hath scattered thee. 4 If any of thine 
that are dispersed be in the uttermost 
parts of heaven, from thence will the 
LORD thy God gather thee, and from 
thence will He fetch thee. 6 And the 
LORD thy God will bring thee into the 
land which thy fathers possessed, and 
thou shalt possess it; and He will do 
thee good, and multiply thee above 
thy fathers. 6 And the LORD thy God 
will circumcise thy heart, and the 
heart of thy seed, to love the LORD 
thy God with all thy heart, and with 
all thy soul, that thou mayest live. 
7 And the LORD thy God will put all 
these curses upon thine enemies, and 
on them that hate thee, that per- 
secuted thee. 8 And thou shalt return 
and hearken to the voice of the LORD, 
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I command thee this day. 9 And the 
LORD thy God will make thee over- 
abundant in all the work of thy hand, 
in tjie fruit of thy body, and in the 
fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit 
of thy land, for good; for the LORD 
will again rejoice over thee for good, 
as He rejoiced over thy fathers; 10 if 
thou shalt hearken to the voice of 
the LORD thy God, to keep His com- 
mandments and His statutes which 
are written in this book of the law* 
if thou turn unto the LORD thy Goa 
with all thy heart, and with all thy 
soul. 

u For this commandment which I 
command thee this day, it is -not too 
hard for thee, neither is it far off. ^It 
is not in heaven, that thou shouldest 
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?' ^Neither 
is it beyond the sea, that thou should- 
est 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?' 14 But 
the word is very nigh unto thee, in 
thy mouth, and in thy heart, that 
thou mayest do it. 

15 See, I have set before thee this 
day life and good, and death and evil, 
16 in that I command thee this day 
to love the LORD thy God, to walk in 
His ways, and to keep His command- 
ments and His statutes and His ordi- 
nances; then thou shalt live and 
multiply, and the LORD thy God shall 
bless thee in the land whither thou 
goest in to possess it. 17 But if thy 
heart turn away, and thou wilt not 
hear, but shalt be drawn away, and 
worship other gods, and serve them; 
18 I declare unto you this day, that ye 
shall surely perish; ye shall not pro- 
long your days upon the land, whither 
thou passest over the Jordan to go 
in to possess it. 19 I call heaven and 



earth to witness against you this 
day, that I have set before thee life 
and death, the blessing and the curse; 
therefore choose life, that thou may- 
est live, thou and thy seed; 20 to love 
the LORD thy God, to hearken to His 
voice, and to cleave unto Him; for 
that is thy life, and the length of 
thy days; that thou mayest dwell in 
the land which the LORD swore unto 
thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, 
and to Jacob, to give them. 



1 And Moses went and spoke these 
x words unto all Israel. 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 the 
LORD hath said unto me: Thou shalt 
not go over this Jordan, ^he LORD 
thy God, He will go over before thee; 
He will destroy these nations from 
before thee, and thou shalt dispossess 
them; and Joshua, he shall go over 
before thee, as the LORD hath spoken. 
4 And the LORD will do unto them as 
He did to Sihon and to Og, the kings 
of the Amorites, and unto their land; 
whom He destroyed. 5 And the LORD 
will deliver them up before you, and 
ye shall do unto them according un- 
to all the commandment which I 
have commanded you. 6 Be strong and 
of good courage, fear not, nor be 
affrighted at them; for the LORD 
thy God, He it is that doth go with 
thee; He will not fail thee, nor for- 
sake thee/ 

7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and 
said unto him in the sight of all Israel: 
'Be strong and of good courage; for 
thou shalt go with this people into 
the land which the LORD hafch sworn 
unto their fathers to give them; and 
thou shalt cause them to inherit 
it. 8 And the LORD, He it is that doth 



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go before thee; He will be with thee, 
He will not fail thee, neither forsake 
thee; fear not, neither be dismayed/ 

9 And Moses wrote this law, and 
delivered it unto the priests the sons 
of Levi, that bore the ark of the cov- 
enant of the LORD, and unto all the 
elders of Israel. 10 And Moses com- 
manded them, saying: 'At the end of 
every seven years, in the set time of 
the year of release, in the feast of 
tabernacles, u when all Israel is come 
to appear before the LORD thy God 
in the place which He shall choose, 
thou shalt read this law before all 
Israel in their hearing. 12 Assemble 
the people, the men and the women 
and the little ones, and thy stranger 
that is within thy gates, that they 
may hear, and that they may learn, 
and fear the LOBD your God, and ob- 
serve to do all the words of this law; 
13 and that their children, who have 
not known, may hear, and learn to 
fear the LORD your Godj as long as 
ye live in the land whither ye go 
over the Jordan to possess it. 7 

14 And the LORD said unto Moses: 
'Behold, thy days approach that thou 
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 pre- 
sented themselves in the tent of meet- 
ing. 15 And the LORD appeared in the 
Tent in a pillar of cloud; and the 
pillar of cloud stood over the door 
of the Tent. 16 And the LORD said un- 
to Moses: ^ 'Behold, thou art about 
to sleep with thy fathers; and this 
people will rise up, and go astray after 
the foreign gods of the land, whither 
they go to be among them, and will 
forsake Me, and break My covenant 
which I have made with them. 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? 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. 
19 Now therefore write ye this song 
for you, and teach _ thou it the chil- 
dren of Israel; put it in their mouths, 
that this song may be a witness' for 
Me against the children of Israel. 
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 their fill, 
and waxen fat; and turned unto other 
gods, and served them, and despised 
Me, and broken My covenant; 21 then 
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 then* seed; for J 
know their imagination how they do 
even now, before I have brought them 
into the land which I swore.' ^So 
Moses wrote this song the same day, 
and taught it the children of Israel. 
^And he gave Joshua the son of Nun 
a charge, and said: 'Be strong and 
of good courage; for thou shalt bring 
the children of Israel into the land 
which I swore unto them; and I will 
be with thee.' 

w 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, 25 that Moses command- 
ed the Levites, that bore the ark of 
the covenant of the LORD, saying: 
26 'Take this book of the law, and put 
it by the side of the ark of the cov- 
enant of the LORD your God, that 



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it may be there for a witness against 
thee. 27 For I know thy rebellion, and 
thy stiff neck; behold, while I am yet 
alive with you this day, ye have been 
rebellious against the LORD; and how 
much more after my death? 28 As- 
semble 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. 29 For I know that 
after my death ye will in any wise 
deal corruptly, and turn aside from 
the way which I have commanded 
you; and evil- will befall you in the 
end of _ days ^because ye will do that 
which is evil in the sight of the LORD, 
to provoke Him through the work 
of your hands.' 30 And Moses spoke 
in the ears of all the assembly of 
Israel the words of this song, until 
they were finished: 

wan 

Give ear, ye heavens, and I will 

speak; 
And let the earth hear the words 

of my mouth. 

2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, 
My speech v shall distil as the dew; 
As the small rain upon the tender 

grass, 

And as the showers upon the herb. 
3 For I will proclaim the name of the 

LORD; 
Ascribe ye greatness unto our God. 

4 The Rock, His work is perfect; 

For all His ways are justice; 

A God of faithfulness and without 
iniquity. 

Just and right is He. 

5 Is corruption His? No; His chil- 
dren's is, the blemish; 

A generation crooked and perverse. 

6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, 

foolish people and unwise? 



Is not He thy father that hath got- 
ten thee? 

Hath He not made thee, and estab- 
lished thee? 

7 Remember the days of old, 

Consider the years of many genera- 
tions; 

Ask thy father, and he will declare 
unto thee, 

Thine elders, and they will tell thee. 

8 When the Most High gave to the 
nations their inheritance, 

When He separated the children 
of men, 

He set the borders of the peoples 

According to the number of the 
children of Israel. 

9 For the portion of the LORD is His 
people, 

Jacob the lot of His inheritance. 

10 He found him in a desert land, 

And in the waste, a howling wil- 
derness; 

He compassed him about, He cared 
for him, 

He kept him as the apple of Has 

eye. 
ll As" an eagle that stirreth up her nest, 

Hovereth over her young, 

Spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh 
them, 

Beareth them on her pinions 
12 The LORD alone did lead him, 

And there was no strange god with 
Him. 

13 He made him ride on the high 

places of the earth, 
And he did eat the fruitage of the 

field; 
And He made him to suck honr- 

out of the crag, 
And oil out of the flinty rock; 
14 Curd of kine, and milk of sheen. 
With fat of lambs, 



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And rams of the breed of Bashan, 

and he-goats, 

With the kidney-fat of wheat; 
And of the blood of the grape thou 

drankest foaming wine. 

"But Jeshurun waxed fat, and 

kicked 

Thou didst wax fat, thou didst 
grow thick, thou didst become 
gross 

And he forsook God who made him, 
And contemned the Rock of his 

salvation. 
l6 They roused Him to jealousy with 

strange gods, 

With abominations did they pro- 
voke Him. 

17 They sacrificed unto demons, no- 
gods, 

Gods that they knew not, 
New gods that came up of late, 
Which your fathers dreaded not. 
18 Of the Rock that begot thee thou 

wast unmindful, 
And didst forget God that bore thee. 

"And the LORD saw, and spurned, 
Because of the provoking of His 

sons and His daughters. 
20 And He said: 'I will hide My face 

from them, 

I will see what their end shall be; 
For they are a very froward genera- 
tion, 

Children in whom is no faithfulness. 
*They have roused Me to jealousy 

with a no-god; 
They have provoked Me with their 

vanities; 
And I will rouse them to jealousy 

with a no-people; 
I will provoke them with a vile 

nation. 

^For a fire is kindled in My nostril, 
And burneth unto the depths of 

the nether-world, ! 



And devoureth the earth with her 

produce, 
And setteth ablaze the foundations 

of the mountains. 

ffl l will heap evils upon them; 

I will spend Mine arrows upon them; 
M The wasting of hunger, and the de- 
vouring of the fiery bolt, 
And bitter destruction; 
And the teeth of beasts will I send 

upon them, 
With the venom of crawling things 

of the dust. 

25 Withput shall the sword bereave, 
And in the chambers terror; 
Slaying both young man and virgin, 
The suckling with the man of gray 
hairs. 

26 I thought I would make an end 
of them, 

I would make their memory cease 

from among men; 

27 Were it not that I dreaded the 
enemy's provocation, 

Lest their adversaries should mis- 
deem, 

Lest they should say: Our hand is 
exalted, 

And not the LORD hath wrought all 
this.' 

28 For they are a nation void of 

counsel, 
And there is no understanding in 

them. 

29 If they were wise, they would un- 
derstand this, 

They would discern their latter end. 

30 How should one chase a thousand, 

And two put ten thousand to flight, 

Except their Rock had given them 

over, 
And the LORD had delivered them 

up? 
81 For their rock is not as our Rock, 



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32.51 



Even our enemies themselves being 

^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; 
^Their wine is the venom of serpents, 

And the cruel poison of asps. 

^'Is not this laid up in store with Me, 

Sealed up in My treasuries? 
35 Vengeance is Mine, and recompense, 
Against the time when their foot 

shall slip; 
For the day of their calamity is at 

hand, 

And the things that are to come 
upon them shall make haste. 

^For the LORD will judge His people, 

And repent Himself for His serv- 
ants; 

When He seeth that their stay is 
gone, 

And there is none remaining, shut 

up or left at large. 
87 And it is said : Where are their gods, 

The rock in whom they trusted; 
38 Who did eat the fat of their sacri- 
fices, 

And drank the wine of their drink- 
offering? 

Let him rise up and help you, 

Let him be your protection. 

39 See now that I, even I, am He, 

And there is no god with Me; 

I kill, and I make alive; 

I have wounded, and I heal; 

And there is none that can deliver 

out of My hand. 
40 For I lift up My hand to heaven, 

And say: As I live for ever, 
tt lf I whet My glittering sword, 

And My hand take hold on judg- 
ment; 



I will render vengeance to Mine 

adversaries, 
And will recompense them that 

hate Me. 
42 I will make Mine arrows drunk 

with blood, 

And My sword shall devour flesh; 
With the blood of the skin and the 

captives, 
From the long-haired heads of the 

enemy.* 



aloud, ye nations, of His 

people ; 
For He doth avenge the blood of 

His servants, 
And doth render vengeance to His 

adversaries, 
And doth make expiation for the 

land of His people. 

* 

**And Moses came and spoke all the 
words of this song in the ears of the 
people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun. 
^And when Moses made an end of 
speaking all these words to all Israel, 
^he said unto them: 'Set your heart 
unto all the words wherewith I testify 
against you this day ; that ye may charge 
your children therewith to observe to 
do all the words of this law. 4 ]For it is 
no vain thing for you; because it is your 
life, and through this thing ye shall pro- 
long your days upon the land, whither 
ye go over the Jordan to possess it.' 

48 And the LORD spoke unto Moses 
that selfsaine day, saying: 49 'Get thee 
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; 50 and die in the mount 
whither thou goest up, and be gath- 
ered unto thy people; as Aaron thy 
brother died in mount Hor, and was 
gathered unto his people. 51 Becaussye 



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trespassed against Me in the midst 
of the children of Israel at the waters 
of Meribath-kadesh, in the wilderness 
of Zin; because ye sanctified Me not 
in the midst of the children of Israel. 
K For thou shalt see the land afar off; 
but thou shalt not go thither into the 
land which I give the children of 
Israel.' 



O O And this is the blessing, where- 
with Moses the man of God 
blessed the children of Israel before 
his death. 2 And he said: 
The LORD came from Sinai, 
And rose from Seir unto them; 
He shined forth from mount Paran, 
And He came from the myriads holy, 
At His right hand was a fiery law 

unto them. 

3 Yea, He loveth the peofJles, 
All His holy ones they are in Thy 

hand; 

And they sit down at Thy feet, 
Receiving of Thy words. 
4 Moses commanded us a law, 
An inheritance of the congregation 

of Jacob. 

5 And there was a king in Jeshurun, 
When the heads of the people were 

gathered, 
All the tribes of Israel together. 

6 Let Reuben live, and not die 
In that his men become few. 

7 And this for Judah, and he said : 
Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, 
And bring him in unto his people; 
His hands shall contend for him, 
And Thou shalt be a help against 

his adversaries. 

8 And of Leyi he said: 
Thy Thummim and Thy Urim be 

with Thy holy one, 
Whom Thou didst prove at Massah, 



With whom Thou didst strive at 

the waters of Meribah; 
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 Thy word, 
And keep Thy covenant. 
10 They shall teach Jacob Thine ordi- 
nances, 

And Israel Thy law; 
They shall put incense before Thee, 
And whole burnt-offering upon Thine 

altar. 

n Bless, LORD, 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. 

12 0f Benjamin he said: 
The beloved of the LORD shall dwell 

in safety by Him; 
He covereth him all the day, 
And He dwelleth between his shoul- 
ders. 

"And of Joseph he said: 
Blessed of the LORD be his land; 
For the precious things of heaven, 

for the dew, 
And for the deep that coucheth 

beneath, 
14 And for the precious things of the 

fruits of the sun, 
And for the precious things of the 

yield of the moons,' 
15 And for the tops of the ancient 

mountains, 
And for the precious things of the 

everlasting hills, 
16 And for the precious things of the 

earth and the fulness thereof, 
And the good will of Him that dwelt 
in the bush; 



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Let the blessing come upon the head 

of Joseph, 
And upon the crown of the head 

of him that is prince among his 

brethren. 

17 His firstling bullock, majesty is his, 
And his horns are the horns of the 

wild-ox; 
With them he shall gore 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. 

18 And of Zebulun he said: 
Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out, 
And, Issachar, in thy tents. 
19 They shall call peoples unto the 

mountain; 
There shall they offer sacrifices of 

righteousness; 
For they shall suck the abundance 

of the seas, 
And the hidden treasures of the sand. 

20 And of Gad he said: 
Blessed be He that enlargeth Gad, 
He dwelleth as a lioness, 
And teareth the arm, yea, the crown 

of the head. 
21 And he chose a first part for him- 

self, 
For there a portion of a ruler was 

reserved; 
And there came the heads of the 

people, 
He executed the righteousness of 

the LORD, 
And His ordinances with Israel. 



of Dan he said: 
Dan is a lion's whelp, 
That leapeth forth from Bashan. 



of Naphtali he said: 
Naphtali, satisfied with favour, 
And full with the blessing of the 

LORD: 
Possess thou the sea and the south. 

24 And of Asher he said: 
Blessed be Asher above sons; 
Let him be the favoured of his breth- 
ren, 

And let him dip his foot in oil. 
^Iron and brass shall be thy bars; 
And as thy days, so shall thy 
strength be. 

26 There is none like unto God, 

Jeshurun, 
Who rideth upon the heaven as thy 

help, 

And in His excellency on the skies. 

27 The eternal God is a dwelling-place, 

And underneath are the everlasting 

arms; 
And He thrust out the enemy from 

before thee, 
And said: ' Destroy. 7 
^And Israel dwelleth in safety, 
The fountain of Jacob alone, 
In a land of corn and wine; 
Yea, his heavens drop down dew. 
29 Happy art thou, Israel, who is 

like unto thee? 
A people saved by the LORD, 
The shield of thy help, 
And that is the sword of thy ex- 
cellency! 
And thine enemies shall dwindle 

away before thee; 
And thou shait tread upon their 

high places. 

QA And Moses went up from the 
plains of Moab unto mount 
Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is 
over against Jericho. And the LORD 
showed him all the land, even Gilead 
as far as Dan; 2 and all Naphtali, and 



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the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, 
and all the land of Judah as far as 
the hinder sea; 3 and the South, and 
the Plain, even the valley of Jericho 
the city of palm-trees, as far as Zoar. 
4 And the LORD said unto him: 'This 
is the land which I swore unto Abra- 
ham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, 
saying: I will give it unto thy seed; 
I have caused thee to see it with thine 
eyes, but thou shalt not go over thith- 
er. 3 5 So Moses the servant of the 
LORD died there in the land of Moab, 
according to the word of the LORD. 
6 And he was buried in the valley in 
the land of Moab over against Beth- 
peor; and no man knoweth of his 
sepulchre unto this day. 7 And Moses 
was a hundred and twenty years old 
when he died; his eye was not dim, 



nor his natural force abated. 8 And 
the children of Israel wept for Moses 
in the plains of Moab thirty days^so 
the days of weeping in the mourning 
for Moses were ended. 9 And Joshua 
the son of Nun was full of the^ spirit 
of wisdom; for Moses had ^laid his 
hands upon him; and the children of 
Israel hearkened unto him, and did 
as the LORD commanded Moses. 
10 And there hath not arisen a prophet 
since in Israel like unto Moses, whom 
the LORD knew face to face; u in ^all 
the signs and the wonders, which 
the LORD sent him to do in the land 
of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his 
servants, and to all his land; %nd in 
all the mighty hand, and in all the 
great terror, which Moses wrought 
in the sight of all Israel. 



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PAGE 

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JOEL 


JUDGES 


. . ' . 293 


AMOS . 


I SAMUEL 


. . . 325 


OBADIAH . 


II SAMUEL 


. . . 366 


JONAH . 


I KINGS . 


. . . 401 


MICAH . 


II KINGS 


. . . 441 


NAHUM 


ISAIAH 


. . . 479 


HABAKKUK 


JEREMIAH 


. . . 561 


ZEPHANIAH 


EZEKIEL 


. . . 644 


HAGGAI 


THE TWELVE 




ZECHARIAH 


HOSEA . 


. . ". 709 


MALACHI . 



720 
725 
734 
736 
739 
745 
749 
753 
757 
759 
770 



JOSHUA 



1 Now it came to pass after the 
-*- death of Moses the servant of the 
LORD, that the LORD spoke unto 
Joshua the son of Nun, Moses 7 minis- 
ter, saying: 2 ' Moses My servant is 
dead; now therefore arise, go over 
this Jordan, thou, and all this people, 
unto the land which I do give to 
them, even to the children of Israel 
3 Every place that the sole of your foot 
shall tread upon, to you have I given 
it, as I spoke unto Moses. 4 From 
the wilderness, and this Lebanon, 
even unto the great river, the river 
Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, 
and unto the Great Sea toward the 
going down of the sun, shall be your 
border, ^here shall not any man be 
able to stand before thee all the days 
of thy life; as I was with Moses, so I 
will be with thee; I will not fail thee, 
nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of 
good courage; for thou shalt cause 
this people to inherit the land which 
I swore unto their fathers to give 
them. 7 0nly be strong and very 
courageous, to observe to do accord- 
ing to all the law, which Moses My 
servant commanded thee; turn not 
from it to the right hand or to the 
left, that thou mayest have good 
success whithersoever thou goest. 
8 This book of the law shall riot depart 
out of thy mouth, but thou shalt 
meditate therein day and night, that 
thou mayest observe to do according 
to all that is written therein; for then 
thou shalt make thy ways prosperous, 
and then thou shalt have good success. 



9 Have not I commanded thee? Be 
strong and of good courage; be not 
affrighted, neither be- thou dismayed; 
for the LORD thy God is with thee 
whithersoever thou goest.' 

10 Then Joshua commanded the 
officers of the people, saying: u 'Pass 
through the midst of the camp, and 
command the people, saying: Prepare 
you victuals; for within three days ye 
are to pass over this Jordan, to'go in to 
possess the land, which the LORD your 
God giveth you to possess it/ 

^And to the Reubenites, and to the 
Gadites, and to the half-tribe of 
Manasseh, spoke Joshua, saying: 
13 ' Remember the word which Moses 
the servant of the LORD commanded 
you, saying: The LORD your God 
giveth you rest, and will give you this 
land. 14 Your wives, your little ones, 
and your cattle, shall abide in the 
land which Moses gave you beyond 
the Jordan; but ye shall pass over be- 
fore your brethren armed, all the 
mighty men of valour, and shall help 
them; 15 until the LORD have given 
your brethren rest, as unto you, and 
they also have possessed the land 
which the LORD your God giveth 
them; then ye shall return unto the 
land of your possession, and possess it, 
which Moses the servant of the LORD 
gave you beyond the Jordan toward 
the sunrising.' 

16 And they answered Joshua, say- 
ing: 'All that thou hast commanded 
us we will do, and whithersoever thou 
sendest us we will go. "According 



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as we hearkened unto Moses in all 
things, so will we hearken unto thee; 
only the LORD thy God be with thee, 
as He was with Moses. "Whosoever 
he be that shall rebel against thy com- 
mandment, and shall not hearken 
unto thy words in all that thou com- 
mandest hi, he shall be put to 
death; only be strong and of good 
courage/ 

And Joshua the son of Nun sent 
put of Shittim two spies secretly, 

saying: 'Go view the land, and 
Jericho.' And they went, and came 
into the house of a harlot whose name 
was Eahab, and lay there. 2 And it 
was told the king of Jericho, saying: 
t Behold, there came men in lather 
to-night of the children of Israel to 
search out the land.' 3 And the king of 
Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying: 

1 Bring forth the men that are come 
to thee, that are entered into thy 
house; for they are come to search out 
all the land.' 4 And the woman took 
the two men, and hid them; and she 
said: 'Yea, the men came unto me, 
but I knew not whence they were; 
*and it came to pass about the time 
of the shutting of the gate, when it 
was dark, that the men went out; 
whither the men went I know not; 
pursue after them quickly; for ye 
shall overtake them.' 6 But she had 
brought them up to the roof, and hid 
them with the stalks of flax, which she 
had spread out upon the roof. 7 And 
the men pur-sued after them the way to 
the Jordan unto the fords ; and as soon 
as they that pursued after them were 
gone out, the gate was shut. 8 And 
before they were laid down, she came 
up unto them upon the roof; 9 and 
she said unto the men: 'I know that 
the LOBD hath given you the land, and 
that your terror is fallen upon us, and 
that all the inhabitants of the land , 



melt away before you. 10 For we have 
heard how the LORD dried up the 
water of the Red Sea before you, 
when ye came out of Egypt; and 
what ye did unto the two kings of 
the Amorites, that were beyond the 
Jordan, unto Sihon and to Og, whom 
ye utterly destroyed. n And as soon 
as we had heard it, our hearts did 
melt, neither did there remain any 
more spint in any man, because of 
you; for the LORD your God, He is 
God in heaven above, and on earth 
beneath. ^Now therefore, I pray you, 
swear unto me by the LORD, since 
I have dealt kindly with you, that ye 
also will deal kindly with my father's 
house and give me a true token 
13 and save alive my father, and my 
mother, and my brethren, and my 
sisters, and all that they have, and 
deliver our lives from death.' 14 And 
the men said unto her: 'Our Me 
for yours, if ye tell not this our 
business; and it shall be, when the 
LORD giveth us the land, that we will 
deal kindly and truly with thee.' 
15 Then she let them down by a cord 
through the window; for her house was 
upon the side of the wall, and she 
dwelt upon the wall. 16 And she said 
unto them : ' Get you to the mountain, 
lest the pursuers light upon you; and 
hide yourselves there three days, 
until the pursuers be returned; and ' 
afterward may ye go your way.' 
17 And the men said unto her: 'We 
will be guiltless of this thine oath 
which thou hast made us to swear. 
18 Behold, when we come into the land, 
thou shalt bind this line of scarlet 
thread in the window which thou 
didst let us down by; and thou shalt 
gather unto thee into the house thy 
father, and thy mother, and thy 
brethren, and all thy father's house- 
hold. "And it shall be, that whosoever 



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shall go out of the doors of thy house 
into the street, his blood shall be upon 
his head, and we will be guiltless; and 
whosoever shall be with thee in the 
house, his blood shall be on our 
head, if any hand be upon Mm. 20 But 
if thou utter this our business, then 
we will be guiltless of thine oath 
which thou hast made us to swear. 7 
21 And she said: 'According unto 
your words, so be it.' And she sent 
them away, and they departed; and 
she bound the scarlet line in the 
window. ^And they went, and came 
unto the mountain, and abode there 
three days, until the pursuers were 
returned; and the pursuers sought 
them throughout all the way, but 
found them not. ^Then the two men 
returned, and descended from the 
mountain, and passed over, and came 
to Joshua the son of Nun; and they 
told him all that had befallen them. 
^And they said unto Joshua: "Truly 
the LORD hath delivered into our 
hands all the land; and moreover all 
the inhabitants of the land do melt 
away before us.' 

O And Joshua rose up early in the 
^ morning, and they removed from 
Shittim, and came to the Jordan, he 
and all the children of Israel; and they 
lodged there before they passed over. 
2 And it came to pass after three days, 
that the officers went through the 
midst of the camp; 3 and they com- 
manded the people, saying: 'When 
ye see the ark of the covenant of the 
LORD your God, and the priests the 
Levites bearing it, then ye shall re- 
move from your place, and go after it. 
4 Yet there snail be a space between you 
and it, about two thousand cubits by 
measure; come not near unto it, that 
ye may know the way by which ye 
must go; for ye have not passed this 
way heretofore.' 



5 And Joshua said unto the people: 
'Sanctify yourselves; for to-morrow 
the LORD will do wonders among 
you.' 6 And Joshua spoke unto the 
priests, saying: 'Take up the ark of 
the covenant, and pass on before the 
people.' And they took up the ark of 
the covenant, and went before the 
people. 

7 And the LORD said unto Joshua: 
'This day will I begin to magnify thee 
hi the sight of all Israel, that they 
may know that, as I was with Moses, 
so I will be with thee. 8 And thou shalt 
command the priests that bear the 
ark of the covenant, saying: When 
ye are come to the brink of the waters 
of the Jordan, ye shall stand still in 
the Jordan.' 

9 And Joshua said unto the children 
of Israel: 'Come hither, and hear the 
words of the LORD your God.' 10 And 
Joshua said: 'Hereby ye shall know 
that the living God is among you, 
and that He will without fail drive 
out from before you the Canaanite, 
and the Hittite, and the Hivite, and 
the Perizzite, and the Girgashite, and 
the Amorite, and the Jebusite. Be- 
hold, the ark of the covenant of the 
Lord of all the earth passeth on before 
you over the Jordan. ^Now there- 
fore take you twelve men put of the 
tribes of Israel, for every tribe a man. 

nd it shall come to pass, when the 
soles of the feet of the priests that 
bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of 
all the earth, shall rest in the waters 
of the Jordan, that the waters of the 
Jordan shall be cut off, even the waters 
that come down from above; and they 
shall stand in one heap.' 14 And it 
came to pass, when the people removed 
from their tents, to pass over the 
Jordan, the priests that bore the ark 
of the covenant being before the 
people; 15 and when they that bore 



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the ark were come unto the Jordan 
and the feet of the priests that bore 
the ark were dipped in the brink of 
the water for the Jordan over- 
floweth all its banks all the time of 
harvest 16 that the waters which came 
down from above stood, and rose up 
in one heap, a great way off from 
Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, 
and those that went down toward the 
sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, 
were wholly cut off; and the people 
passed over right against Jericho. 
17 And the priests that bore the ark of 
the covenant of the LORD stood firm 
on dry ground in the midst of the 
Jordan, while all Israel passed over on 
dry ground, until all the nation were 
passed clean over the Jordan. 
A And it came to pass, when all the 
nation were clean passed over the 
Jordan, that the LORD spoke unto 
Joshua, saying: *'Take you twelve 
men out of the people, out of every 
tribe a Tna.Ti, 3 and command ye them, 
saying: Take you hence out of the 
midst of the Jordan, out of the place 
where the priests' feet stood, twelve 
stones jmade ready, and carry them 
over with you, and lay them down in 
the lodging-place, where ye shall lodge 
this night.' 

4 Then Joshua called the twelve 
men, whom he had prepared of the 
children of Israel, out of every tribe 
a man; ^nd Joshua said unto them: 
'Pass on before the ark of the LORD 
your God into the midst of the Jor- 
dan, and take you up every man of 
you a stone upon his shoulder, ac- 
cording unto the number of the tribes 
of the children of Israel; ^hat this 
may be a sign among you, that when 
your children ask in time to come, 
saying: What mean ye by these 
stones? 7 then ye shall say unto them: 
Because the waters of the Jordan 



were cut off before the ark of the cove- 
nant of the LORD; when it passed over 
the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan 
were cut off; and these stones shall 
be for a memorial unto the children 
of Israel for ever/ 8 And the children 
of Israel did so as Joshua com- 
manded, and took up twelve stones out 
of the midst of the Jordan, as the LORD 
spoke unto Joshua, according to the 
number of the tribes of the children of 
Israel; and they carried them over 
with them unto the place where they 
lodged, and laid them down there. 
9 Joshua also set up twelve stones in 
the midst of the Jordan, in the place 
where the feet of the priests that bore 
the ark of the covenant stood; and 
they are there unto this day. 10 And 
the priests that bore the ark stood in 
the midst of the Jordan, until every 
thing was finished that the LORD 
commanded Joshua to speak unto the 
people, according to all that Moses 
commanded Joshua; and the people 
hastened and passed over. u And it 
came to pass, when all the people 
were clean passed over, that the ark 
of the LORD passed on, and the priests, 
before the people. ^And the children 
of Reuben, and the children of Gad, 
and the half-tribe of Manasseh, passed 
on armed before the children of Israel, 
as Moses spoke unto them; 13 about 
forty thousand ready armed for war 
passed on in the presence of the LORD 
unto battle, to the plains of Jericho. 

14 0n that day the LORD magnified 
Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and 
they feared him, as they feared Moses, 
all the days of his life. 

15 And the LORD spoke unto Joshua, 
saying: 16 ' Command the priests that 
)ear the ark of the testimony, that 
ihey come up out of the Jordan.' 
7 Joshua therefore commanded the 
priests, saying: 'Come ye up out of 



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the Jordan/ 18 And it came to pass, 
as the priests that bore the ark of the 
covenant of the LORD came up out of 
the midst of the Jordan, as soon as 
the soles of the priests' feet were 
drawn up unto the dry ground, that 
the waters of the Jordan returned 
unto their place, and went over all 
its banks, as aforetime. 19 And the 
people came up out of the Jordan on 
the tenth day of the first month, and 
encamped in Gilgal, on the east border 
of Jericho. 20 And those twelve stones, 
which they took out of the Jordan, 
did Joshua set up in Gilgal. a And 
he spoke unto the children of Israel, 
saying: 'When your children shall 
ask their fathers in tune to come, 
saying: What mean these stones? 
ssthen ye shall let your children know, 
saying: Israel came over this Jor- 
dan on dry land. ^For the LORD 
your God dried up the waters of 
Jordan from before you, until ye 
were passed over, as the LORD your 
God did to the Red Sea, which He 
dried up from before us, until we 
were passed over, ^hat all the peoples 
of the earth may, know the hand of the 
LORD, that it is' mighty; that ye may 
fear the LORD your God for ever.' 
K And it came to pass, when all 
the kings of the Amorites, that 
were beyond the Jordan westward, and 
all the kings of the Canaanites, that 
were by the sea, heard how that the 
LORD had dried up the waters of the 
Jordan from before the children of 
Israel, until they were passed over, 
that their heart melted, neither was 
there spirit in them any more, be- 
cause of the children of Israel. 

2 At that time the LORD said unto 
Joshua: 'Make thee knives of flint, 
and circumcise again the children of 
Israel the second time/ 8 And Joshua 
made him knives of flint, and cir- 



cumcised the children of Israel at 
Kjribeath-ha-araloth. 4 And this is the 
cause why Joshua did circumcise: 
all the people that came forth out 
of Egypt, that were^ males, even all 
the men of war, died in the wilderness 
by the way, after they came forth out 
of Egypt. 6 For all the people that 
came out were circumcised; but all 
the people that were born in the 
wilderness by the way as they came 
forth out of Egypt, had not been 
circumcised, ^or the children of 
Israel walked forty years in the wilder- 
ness, till all the nation, even the men 
of war that came forth out of Egypt, 
were consumed, because they heark- 
ened not unto the voice of the LORD; 
unto whom the LORD swore that He 
would not let them see the land which 
the LORD swore unto their fathers 
that He would give us, a land flowing 
with rnilk and honey. 7 And He raised 
up their children in their stead; them. 
did ^ Joshua circumcise; for they were 
uncircumcised, because they had not 
been circumcised by the way. 8 And 
it came to pass, when all the nation 
were circumcised^ every one of them, 
that they abode in their places in the 
camp, till they were whole. 

9 And the LORD said unto Joshua: 
'This day have I rolled away the 
reproach of Egypt from off you/ 
Wherefore the name of that place was 
called b Gilgal, unto this day. 

10 And the children of Israel en- 
camped in Gilgal; and they kept the 
passover on the fourteenth day of the 
month at even in the plains of Jericho. 
u And they did eat of the produce 
of the land on the morrow after 
the passover, unleavened cakes and 
parched corn, in the selfsame day. 
^And the mnmm ceased on the mor- 
row, after they had eaten of the 
produce of the land; neither had the 



* That is, The hill of the foreskins. b That is, Rotting. 



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children of Israel manna any more; 
but they did eat of the fruit of the 
land of Canaan that year. 

w And it came to pass, when Joshua- 
was by Jericho, that he lifted up his 
eyes and looked, and, behold, there 
stood a man over against him with 
his sword drawn in his hand; and 
Joshua went unto him, and said unto 
him: 'Art thou for us, or for our ad- 
versaries?' 14 And he said: 'Nay, 
but I am captain of the host of the 
LOED; I am now come.* And Joshua 
fell on his face to the earth, and bowed 
down, and said unto Mm: 'What 
saith my lord unto his servant? 7 
15 And the captain of the LORD'S 
host said unto Joshua: Tut off thy 
shoe from off thy foot; for the place 
whereon thou standest is holy/ And 
Joshua did so. 

* Now Jericho was straitly shut up 
because of the children of Israel: 
none went out, and none came in. 
2 And the LORD said unto Joshua: 
'See, I have given into thy hand 
Jericho, and the king thereof, even 
the mighty men of valour. 3 And ye 
shall compass the city, all the men of 
war, going about the city once. Thus 
shalt thou do six days. 4 And seven 
priests shall bear seven rams' horns 
before the ark; and the seventh day 
ye shall compass the city seven times, 
and the priests shall blow with the 
horns. 5 And it shall be, that when 
they make a long blast with the ram's 
horn, and when ye hear the sound of 
the horn, all the people shall shout 
with a great shout; and the wall of 
the city shall fall down flat, and the 
people shall go up every man straight 
before him. 3 6 And Joshua the son 
of Nun called the priests, and said 
unto them: 'Take up the ark of the 
covenant, and let seven priests bear 
seven rains' horns before the ark of the I 



LORD.' 7 And he said unto the people: 
'Pass on, and compass the city, and 
let the armed body pass on before 
the ark of the LORD.' 8 And it was so, 
that when Joshua had spoken unto 
the people, the seveS priests bearing 
the seven rams* horns before the 
LORD passed on, and blew with the 
horns; and the ark of the covenant 
of the LORD followed them. 9 And 
the armed men went before the priests 
that blew the horns, and the rearward 
went after the ark, [the priests] blowing 
with the horns continually. 10 And 
Joshua commanded the people, saying: 
'Ye shall not shout, nor let your voice 
be heard, neither shall any word 
proceed put of your mouth, until the 
day I bid you shout; then shall ye 
shout.' u So he caused the ark of the 
LORD to compass the city, going about 
it once; and they came into the camp, 
and lodged in the camp. 

^And Joshua rose early in the morn- 
ing, and the priests took up the ark 
of the LORD. ^And the seven priests 
bearing the seven rams' horns before 
the ark of the LORD went on contin- 
ually, and blew with, the horns; and 
the armed men went before them; 
and the rearward came after the ark 
of the LORD, [the priests] blowing with 
the horns continually. 14 And the 
second day they compassed the city 
once, and returned into the camp; 
so they did six days. 15 And it came to 
pass on the seventh day, that they rose 
early at the dawning of the day, and 
compassed the city after the same man- 
ner seven times; only on that day 
they compassed the city seven times. 
16 And it came to pass at the seventh 
time, when the priests blew with the 
horns, that Joshua said unto the peo- 
ple: 'Shout; for the LORD hath given 
you the city. 17 And the city shall be 
devoted, even it and all that is there- 



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in, to the LORD; only Rahab the har- 
lot shall live, she and all that are with 
her in the house, because she hid the 
messengers that we sent. 18 And ye, 
in any wise keep yourselves from the 
devoted thing, lest ye make your- 
selves accursed by taking of the de- 
voted thing, so should ye make the 
camp of Israel accursed, and trouble 
it. 19 But all the silver, and gold, and 
vessels of brass and iron, are holy 
unto the LORD; they shall come into 
the treasury of the LORD/ 20 So the 
people shouted, and [the priests] blew 
with the horns. And it came to pass, 
when the people heard the sound of 
the horn, that the people shouted 
with a great shout, and the wall fell 
down flat, so that the people went 
up into the city, every nrm.n straight 
before him, and they took the city. 
21 And they utterly destroyed all that 
was in the city, both man and woman, 
both young and old, and ox, and 
sheep, and ass, with the edge of the 
sword. ^And Joshua said unto the 
two men that had spied out the land: 
'Go into the harlot's house, and bring 
out thence the woman, and all that 
she hath, as ye swore unto her/ ^And 
the young men the spies went in, and 
brought out Rahab, and her father, 
and her mother, and her brethren, and 
all that she had, all her kindred also 
they brought out; and they set them 
without the camp of Israel. ^And 
they burnt the city with fire, and all 
,that was therein; only the silver, and 
the gold, and the vessels of brass and 
of iron, they put into the treasury of 
the house of the LORD, **Bni Rahab 
the harlot, and her father's house- 
hold, and all that she had : did Joshua 
save alive; and she dwelt in the midst 
of Israel, unto this day; because she 
hid the messengers, whom Joshua 
sent 



Joshua charged the people 
with an oath at that time, saying: 
1 Cursed be the man before the LORD, 
that riseth up and buildeth this city, 
even Jericho; with the loss of his first- 
born shall he lay the foundation there- 
of, and with the loss of his youngest 
son shall he set up the gates of it.' 

27 So the LORD^ was with Joshua; 
and his fame was in all the land. 
n But the children of Israel com- 
mitted a trespass concerning the 
devoted thing; for Achan, the son of 
Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of 
Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took 
of the devoted thing; and the anger 
of the LORD was kindled against the 
children of Israel 

2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho 
to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on 
the east side of Beth-el, and spoke 
unto them, saying: 'Go up and spy 
out the land.' And the men went up 
and spied out Ai. 3 And they re- 
turned to Joshua, and said unto hinv 
'Let not all the people go up; but let 
about two or three thousand men go 
up and smite Ai; make not all the 
people to toil thither; for they are but 
few.' *So there went up thither of the 
people about three thousand men, 
and they fled before the men of Ai 
5 And the men of Ai smote of them 
about thirty and six men; and they 
chased them from before the gate 
even unto Shebarim, and smote them 
at the descent; and the hearts of the 
people melted, and became as water. 
6 And Joshua rent his clothes, and 
fell to the earth upon his face before 
the ark of the LORD until the evening, 
he and the elders of Israel; and they 
put dust # upon their heads. 7 And 
Joshua said: 'Alas, O Lord GOD, 
wherefore hast Thou at all brought 
this people over the Jordan, to deliver 
us into the hand of the Amorites, to 



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cause us to perish? would that we 
had been content and dwelt beyond 
the Jordan! ^h, Lord, what shall 
I say, after that Israel hath turned 
their backs before their enemies! 
9 For when the Canaanites and all the 
inhabitants of the land hear of it, 
they will compass us round, and cut 
off our name from the earth; and 
what wilt Thou do for Thy great 
name?' 

10 And the LORD 'said unto Joshua: 
'Get thee up; wherefore, now, artthou 
fallen upon thy face? "Israel hath 
sinned; yea, they have even trans- 
gressed My covenant which I com- 
manded them; yea, they have even 
taken of the devoted thing; and have 
also stolen, and dissembled also, and 
they have even put it among their 
own stuff, therefore the children 
of Israel cannot stand before their 
enemies, they turn their backs before 
their enemies, because they are be- 
come accursed; I will not be with 
you any more, except ye destroy the 
accursed from among you. ^Up, 
sanctify the people, and say: Sanc- 
tify yourselves against to-morrow; 
for thus saith^ the LORD, the God of 
Israel: There is a curse in the midst 
of thee, O Israel; thou canst not stand 
before thine enemies, until ye take 
away the accursed thing from among 
you. M In the morning therefore ye 
shall draw near by your tribes; and it 
shall be, that the tribe which the 
LORD taketh shall come near by 
families; and the family which the 
LORD shall take shall come near by 
households; and the household which 
the LORD shall take shall come near 
rr\fl,n by man. 15 And it shall be that 
he that is taken with the devoted 
thing shall be burnt with fire, he and 
all that he hath; because he hath 
transgressed the covenant of the LORD, 



and because he hath wrought a wan- 
ton deed in Israel.' 

16 So Joshuarose up early in the morn- 
ing, and brought Israel near by their 
tribes; and the tribe of Judah was 
taken. 17 And he brought near the 
family of Judah; and he took the 
family of the Zerahites. And he 
brought near the family of the Ze- 
rahites man by man; and Zabdi was 
taken. 18 And he brought near his 
household man by man; and Achan, 
the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the 
son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, 
was taken. "And Joshua said unto 
Achan: 'My son, give, I pray thee, 
glory to the LORD, the God of Israel, 
and make confession unto Him; and 
tell me now what thou hast done; 
hide nothing from me/ 20 And Achan 
answered Joshua, and said: 'Of a 
truth I have sinned against the LORD, 
the God of Israel, and thus and thus 
have I done. a "Wlien I saw among the 
spoil a goodly a Shinar mantle, and two 
hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge 
of gold of fifty shekels weight, then 
I coveted them, and took them; and, 
behold, they are hid in the earth in 
the midst of my tent, and the silver 
under it/ ^So Joshua sent messengers, 
and they ran unto the tent; and, be- 
hold, it was hid in his tent, and the 
silver under it. ^And they took them 
from the midst of the tent, and brought 
them unto Joshua, and unto all the 
children of Israel; and they laid them 
down before the LORD. M And Joshua, 
and all Israel with him, took Achan 
the son of Zerah, and the silver, and 
the mantle, and the wedge of gold, and 
bis sons, and his daughters, and his 
oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, 
and his tent, and all that he had; and 
they brought them up unto the valley 
of Achor. ^And Joshua said: 'Why 
tiast thou troubled us? the LORD shall 



* That is, Babylonish. 

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trouble thcc this day.' And all Israel 
stoned him with stones; and they 
burned them with fire, and stoned 
them with stones. 26 And they raised 
over him a great heap of stones, unto 
this day; and the LORD turned from 
the fierceness of His anger. Wherefore 
the name of that place was called 
The valley of a Achor, unto this day. 
Q And the LORD said unto Joshua: 
u 'Fear not, neither be thou dis- 
mayed; take all the people of war 
with thee, and arise, go up to Ai; 
see, I have given into thy hand the 
long of Ai, and his people, and his 
city, and his land. 2 And thou shalt 
do to Ai and her king as thou didst 
unto Jericho and her king: only the 
spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, 
shall ye take for a prey unto your- 
selves; set thee an ambush for the 
city behind it.' 3 So Joshua arose, and 
all the people of war, to go up to Ai; 
and Joshua chose out thirty thousand 
men, the mighty men of valour, and 
sent them forth by night. 4 And he 
commanded them, saying: 'Behold, 
y6 shall lie in ambush against the city, 
behind the city; go not very far from 
the city, but be ye all ready. 6 And I, 
and all the people that are with me, 
will approach unto the city; and it 
shall come to pass, when they come 
out against us, as at the first, that 
we will flee before them. 6 And they 
will come out after us, till we have 
drawn them away from the city; for 
they will say: They flee before us, as 
at the first; so we will flee before 
them. 7 And ye shall rise up from the 
ambush, and take possession of the 
city; for the LORD your God will de- 
liver it into your hand. 8 And it shall 
be, when ye have seized upon the 
city, that ye shall set the city on fire; 
according to the word of the LORD 
shall ye do; see, I have commanded 



you. 7 9 And Joshua sent them forth; 
and they went to the ambushment, 
and abode between Beth-el and Ai, 
on the west side of Ai; but Joshua 
lodged that night among the people. 

10 And Joshua rose up early in the 
morning, and numbered the people, 
and went up, he and the elders of 
Israel, before the people to Ai. "And 
all the people, even the men of war 
that were with him, went up, and 
drew nigh, and came before the city, 
and pitched on the north side of Ai 
now there was a valley between him 
and Ai. 12 And he took about five 
thousand men, and set them in am- 
bush between Beth-el and Ai, on the 
west side of Ai. u So the people set 
themselves in array, even all the host 
that was on the north of the city, 
their rear lying in wait on the west of 
the city; and Joshua went that night 
into the midst of the vale. 14 And it 
came to pass, when the king of Ai saw 
it, that the men of the city hastened 
and rose up early and went out against 
Israel to battle, he and -all his peo- 
ple, at the time appointed, in front 
of the Arabah; but he knew not that 
there was an ambush against him be- 
hind the city. 16 And Joshua and all 
Israel made as if they were beaten 
before them, and fled by the way of 
the wilderness. 16 And all the people 
that were in Ai were called together 
to pursue after them; and they pur- 
sued after Joshua, and were drawn 
away from the city. 17 And there was 
not a man left in Ai or Beth-el, that 
went not out after Israel; and they 
left the city open, and pursued after 
Israel. 

18 And the LORD said unto Joshua: 
'Stretch out the javelin that is in thy 
hand toward Ai; for I will give it into 
thy hand/ And Joshua stretched out 
the javelin that was in his hand to- 



That is, Troubling. 

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ward the city. 19 And the ambush 
arose quickly out of their place, and 
they ran as soon as he had stretched 
out his hand, and entered into the 
city, and took it; and they hastened 
and set the city on fire. 20 And when 
the men of Ai looked behind them, 
they saw, and, behold, the smoke 
of the city ascended up to heaven, 
and they had no power to flee this 
way or that way; and the people that 
fled to the wilderness turned back 
upon the pursuers. 21 And when Josh- 
ua and all Israel saw that the am- 
bush had taken the city, and that the 
smoke of the city ascended, then they 
turned back, and slew the men of Ai. 
^And the other came forth out of the 
city against them; so they were in the 
midst of Israel, some on this side, and 
some on that side; and they smote 
them, so that they let none of them 
remain or escape. ^And the king of 
Ai they took alive, and brought him 
to Joshua. 



it came to pass, when Israel 
had made an end of slaying all the 
inhabitants of Ai in the field, even in 
the wilderness wherein they pursued 
them, and they were all fallen by the 
edge of the sword, until they were con- 
sumed, that all Israel returned unto 
Ai, and smote it with the edge of the 
sword. ^And all that fell that day, 
both of men and women, were twelve 
thousand, even all the men of Ai. 
26 For Joshua drew not back his hand, 
wherewith he stretched out the jave- 
lin, until he had utterly destroyed 
all the inhabitants of Ai. 27 0nly the 
cattle and the spoil of that city Israel 
took for a prey unto themselves, ac- 
cording unto the word of the LORD 
which He commanded Joshua. 28 So 
Joshua burnt Ai, and made it a heap 
for ever, even a desolation, unto this 
day. 29 And the king of Ai he hanged 



on a tree until the eventide; and at the 
going down of the sun Joshua com- 
manded, and they took his carcass 
down from the tree, and cast it at the 
entrance of the gate of the city, and 
raised thereon a great heap of stones, 
unto this day. 

80 Then Joshua built an altar unto 
the LORD, the God of Israel, hi mount 
Ebal, 31 as Moses the servant of the 
LORD commanded the children of 
Israel, as it is written in the book of 
the law of Moses, an altar of unhewn 
stones, upon which no man had lifted 
up any iron; and they offered thereon 
burnt-offerings unto the LORD, and 
sacrificed peace-offerings. 32 And he 
wrote there upon the stones a copy 
of the law of Moses, which he wrote 
before the children of Israel. ^And 
all Israel, and then: elders and officers, 
and their judges, stood on this side 
the ark and on that side before the 
priests the Levites, that bore the ark 
of the covenant of the LORD, as well 
the stranger as the home-born; half 
of them in front of mount Gerizim, 
and half of them in front of mount 
Ebal; as Moses the servant of the 
LORD had commanded at the first, 
that they should bless the people of 
Israel. ^And afterward he read all 
the words of the law, the blessing and 
the curse, according to all that is 
written in the book of the law. 35 There 
was not a word of all that Moses 
commanded, which Joshua read not 
before all the assembly of Israel, 
and the women, and the little ones, 
and the strangers that walked among 
them. 

G Ajnd it came to pass, when all the 
^ kings that were beyond the Jordan, 
in the hill-country, and in the Low- , 
Land, and on all the shore of the Great 
Sea in front of Lebanon, the Hittite, 
and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the 



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Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebu- 
site, heard thereof, ^that they gathered 
themselves together, to fight with 
Joshua and with Israel, with one ac- 
cord. 

3 But when the inhabitants of Gibeon 
heard what Joshua had done unto 
Jericho and to Ai, *they also did work 
wilily, and went and made as if they 
had been ambassadors, and took old 
sacks upon their asses, and wine- 
skins, worn and rent and patched up; 
5 and worn shoes and clouted upon 
their feet, and worn garments upon 
them; and all the bread of their pro- 
vision was dry and was become crumbs. 
6 And they went to Joshua unto the 
camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and 
to the men of Israel: 'We are come 
from a far country; now therefore 
make ye a covenant with us.' 7 And 
the men of Israel said unto the Hi- 
vites: 'Peradventure ye dwell among 
us; and how shall we make a covenant 
with you?' 8 And they said unto 
Joshua: 'We are thy servants/ And 
Joshua said unto them: 'Who are 
ye? and from whence come ye?' 9 And 
they said unto him: 'From a very 
far country thy servants are come 
because of the name of the LOED thy 
God; for we have heard the fame of 
Him. and all that He did in Egypt, 
10 and all that He did to the two kings 
of the Amorites, that were beyond 
the Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, 
and to Og king of Bashan, who was 
at Ashtaroth. u And our elders and 
all the inhabitants of our country 
spoke to us, saying: Take provision 
in your hand for the journey, and go 
to meet them, and say unto them: 
We are your servants; and now; make 
ye a Covenant with us. ^This^ our 
bread we took hot for our provision 
out of our houses on the day we came 
forth to go unto you; but now, be- 



hold, it is dry, and is become crumbs. 
13 And these wine-skins, which we filled, 
were new; and, behold, they are rent. 
And these our garments and our shoes 
are worn by reason of the very long 
journey/ 14 And the men took of their 
provision, and asked not counsel at 
the mouth of the LOBD. 15 And Joshua 
made peace with them, and made a 
covenant with them, to let them live; 
and the princes of the congregation 
swore unto them. 

^And it came to pass at the end 
of three days after they had made a 
covenant with them, that they heard 
that they were their neighbours, and 
that they dwelt among them. 17 And 
the children of t Israel journeyed, and 
came unto their cities on the third 
day. Now their cities were Gibeon. 
and Chephjrah, and Beeroth, ana 
Kiriath-jearim. 18 And the children 
of Israel smote them not, because 
the princes of the congregation had 
sworn unto them by the LOED, the 
God of Israel. And^all the congrega- 
tion murmured against the princes. 
19 But all the princes said unto all the 
congregation: 'We have sworn unto 
them by the LOED, the God of Israel; 
now therefore we may not touch them. 
2 JThis we will do to them, and let them 
live; lest wrath be upon us, because 
of the oath which we swore unto them/ 
21 And the princes said concerning them : 
'Let them live 7 ; so they became hew- 
ers of wood and drawers of water unto 
all the congregation, as the princes had 
spoken concerning them. ^And Joshua 
called for them, and he spoke unto 
them, saying: 'Wherefore have ye 
beguiled us, saying: We are very 
far from you, when ye dwell among 
us? ^Now therefore ye are cursed, 
and there shall never fail to be of 
you bondmen, both hewers of wood 
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my God/ M And they answered 
Joshua, and said : ' Because it was cer- 
tainly told thy servants, how that the 
LORD thy God commanded His serv- 
ant Moses to give you all the land, 
and to destroy all the inhabitants of 
the land from before you; therefore we 
were sore afraid for our lives because 
of you, and have done this thing. 
25 And now, behold, we are in thy hand- 
as it seemeth good and right unto 
thee to do unto us, do.' 26 And so did 
he unto them, and delivered them out 
of the hand of the children of Israel, 
that they slew them not. 27 And 
Joshua made them that day hewers of 
wood and drawers of water for the 
congregation, and for the altar of the 
LORD, unto this day, in the place 
which He should choose. 
j A Now it came to pass, when 
Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem 
heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and 
had utterly destroyed it; as he had 
done to Jericho and her king, so he 
had done to Ai and her kmg; and 
how the inhabitants of Gibeon had 
made peace with Israel, and were 
among them ; 2 that they feared greatly, 
because Gibeon was a great city, as 
one of the royal cities, and because 
it was greater than Ai, and all the men 
thereof were mighty. 3 Wherefore 
Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem sent 
unto Hoham king of Hebron, and 
unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto 
Japhia king of Lachish, and unto 
Debir king of Eglon, saying: 4< Qome 
up unto me, and help me, and let us 
smite Gibeon; for it hath made peace 
with Joshua and with the children of 
Israel/ ^Therefore the five kings of 
the Ainorites, the king of Jerusalem, 
the king of Hebron, the king of Jar- 
muth, the king of Lachish, the king of 
Eglon, gathered themselves together, 
and went up, they and all their hosts, 



and encamped against Gibeon, and 
made war against it. 6 And the men of 
Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp 
to Gilgal, saying : l Slack not thy hands 
from thy servants; come up to us 
quickly, and save us, and help us; 
for all the kings of the Amontes that 
dwell in the hill-country are gathered 
together against us/ 7 So Joshua went 
up from Gilgal, he, and all the people 
of war with him, and all the mighty 
men of valour. 

8 And the LORD said unto Joshua: 
'Fear them not; for I have delivered 
them into thy hand; there shall not a 
man of them stand against thee/ 
9 Joshua therefore came upon them 
suddenly; for he went up from Gilgal 
all the night. 10 And the LORD dis- 
comfited them before Israel, and slew 
them with a great slaughter at Gibeon; 
and they chased them by the way of 
the ascent of Beth-horon, and smote 
them to Azekah, and unto Makke- 
dah. "And it came to pass, as they 
fled from before Israel, while they 
were at the descent of Beth-horon, 
that the LORD cast down great stones 
from heaven upon them unto Azekah, 
and they died; they were more who 
died with the hailstones than they 
whom the children of Israel slew with 
the sword. 

^Then spoke Joshua to the LORD 
ha the day when the LORD delivered 
up the Amorites before the children 
of Israel; and he said hi the sight of 
Israel: 

'Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; 

And thou, Moon, in the valley of 

Aijalon/ 

13 And the sun stood still, and the 
moon stayed, 

Until the nation had avenged them- 
selves of their enemies. 
Is not this written in the book of 
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midst of heaven, and hasted not to 
go down about a whole day. 14 And 
there was no day like that before it or 
after it, that the LORD hearkened un- 
to the voice of a man; for the LORD 
fought for Israel. 

t 15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel 
with him, unto the camp to Gilgal. 

16 And these five kings fled, and hid 
themselves in the cave at Makkedah. 
17 And it was told Joshua, saying: 
'The five kings are found, hidden in 
the cave at Makkedah.' 18 And Joshua 
said: 'Roll great stones unto the 
mouth of the cave, and set men by 
it to keep them; 19 but stay not ye; 
pursue after your enemies, and smite 
the hindmost of them; suffer them 
not to enter into their cities; for the 
LORD your "God hath delivered them 
into your hand/ 20 And it came to 
pass, when Joshua and the children 
of Israel had made an end of slaying 
them with a very great slaughter, 
till they were consumed, and the 
remnant which remained of them had 
entered into the fortified cities, 21 that 
all the people returned to the camp 
to Joshua at Makkedah in peace; 
none whetted his tongue against any 
of the children of Israel. ^Then said 
Joshua : ' Open the mouth of the cave, 
and bring forth those five kings unto 
me out of the cave.' M And they did 
so, and brought forth those five kings 
unto hi out of the cave, the king of 
Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the 
king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, 
the long of Eglon. M And it came to 
pass, when they brought forth those 
kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called 
for all the men of Israel, and said unto 
the chiefs of the men of war that 
went with him: 'Come near, put your 
feet upon the necks of these kings.' 
And they came near, and put their 
feet upon the necks of them. 25 Aad 



Joshua said unto them: 'Fear not, 
nor be dismayed; be strong ana of 
good courage; for thus shall the LORD 
do to all your enemies against whom 
ye fight.' 26 And afterward Joshua 
smote them, and put them to death, 
and hanged them on five trees; and 
they were hanging upon the trees un- 
til the evening. 27 And it came to pass 
at the time of the going down of the 
sun, that Joshua commanded, and 
they took them down off the trees, 
and cast them into the cave wherein 
they had hidden themselves, and laid 
great stones on the mouth of the cave, 
unto this very day. 

28 And Joshua took Makkedah oa 
that day, and smote it with the edge 
of the sword, and the king thereof; he 
utterly destroyed them and all the 
souls that were therein, he left none 
remaining; and he did to the king of 
Makkedah as he had done unto the 
king of Jericho. 

29 And Joshua passed from Makke- 
dah, and all Israel with him, unto 
Libnah, and fought against Libnah. 
30 And the LORD delivered it also, and 
the king thereof, into the hand of 
Israel; and he smote it with the edge 
of the sword, and all the souls that 
were therein; he left none remaining 
in it; and he did unto the king thereof 
as he had done unto the king of 
Jericho. 

^And Joshua passed from Libnah, 
and all Israel with him^unto Lachish, 
and encamped against it, and fought 
against it. ^And the LORD delivered 
Lachish into the hand of Israel, and 
he took it on the second day, and 
smote it with the edge of the sword, 
and all the souls that were therein, 
according to all that he had done to 
Libnah. 

^Then Horam king of Gezer came 
up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote 



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him and his people, until he had left 
him none remaining. 

34 And Joshua passed from Lachish, 
and all Israel with him, unto Eglon; 
and they encamped against it, and 
fought against it. 35 And ^they took 
it on that day, and smote it with the 
edge of the sword, and all the souls 
that were therein he utterly destroyed 
that day, according* to all that he 
had done to Lachish. 

36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, 
and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; 
and they fought against it. 37 And they 
took it, and smote it with the edge of 
the sword, and the king thereof, and 
all the cities thereof, and all the souls 
that were therein; he left none re- 
maining, according to all that he 
had done to Eglon; but he utterly 
destroyed it, and all the souls that 
were therein. 

38 And Joshua turned back, and all 
Israel with him, to Debir; and fought 
against it. 39 And he took it, and the 
king thereof, and all the cities thereof; 
and they smote them with the edge 
of the sword, and utterly destroyed 
all the souls that were therein; he 
left none remaining; as he had done to 
Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the 
king thereof; as he had done also to 
Libnah, and to the king thereof. 

40 So Joshua smote all the land, the 
hill-country, and the South, and the 
Lowland, and the slopes, and all 
their kings; he left none remaining; 
but he utterly destroyed all that 
breathed, as the LORD, the God of 
Israel, commanded. ^And Joshua 
smote them from Kadesh-barnea even 
unto Gaza, and all the country of 
Goshen, even unto Gibeon. ^And 
all these kings and their land did 
Joshua take at one time, because the 
LORD, the God of Israel, fought for 
Israel. ^And Joshua returned, and 



all Israel with him, unto the camp to 
Gilgal. 

"1 "1 And it came to pass, when Jabin 
king of Hazor heard thereof, 
that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, 
and to the king of SMmron, and to 
the king of Achshaph, 2 and to the 
kings that were on the north, in 
the hill-country and in the Arabah 
south of Chinneroth, and in the 
Lowland, and in the regions of Dor 
on the west, ^o the Canaanite on 
the east and on the west, and the 
Amprite, and the Hittite, and the 
Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the hill- 
country, and the Hivite under 
Hermon in the land of Mizpah. 4 And 
they went out, they and all their 
hosts with them, much people, even 
as the sand that is upon the sea-shore 
in multitude, with horses and chariots 
very many. 5 And all these kings met 
together; and they came and pitched 
together at the waters of Merom, to 
fight with Israel. 

6 And the LORD said unto Joshua: 
'Be not afraid because of them; for 
to-morrow at this time will I deliver 
them up all slain before Israel; thou 
shalt hough their horses, and burn 
their chariots with fire/ 7 So Joshua 
came, and all the people of war with 
him, against them by the waters of 
Merom suddenly, and fell upon them. 
8 And the LORD delivered them into 
the hand of Israel, and they smote 
them, and chased them unto great 
Zidon, and unto Misrephoth-maim, 
and unto the valley of Mizpeh east- 
ward; and they smote them, until 
they left them none remaining. 9 And 
Joshua did unto them as the LORD 
bade him; he houghed their horses, 
and burnt then* chariots with fire. 
^ 10 And Joshua turned back at that 
time, and took Hazor, and smote the 
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beforetime was the head of all those 
kingdoms. u And they smote all the 
souls that were therein with the 
edge of the sword, utterly destroying 
them; there was none left that 
breathed; and he burnt Hazor with 
fire. ^And all the cities of those kings, 
and all the kings of them, did Joshua 
take, and he smote them with the 
edge of the sword, and utterly de- 
stroyed them; as Moses the servant 
of the LORD commanded. 13 But as 
for the cities that stood on their 
mounds, Israel burned none of them, 
save Hazor only that did Joshua 
burn. 14 And all the spoil of these 
cities, and the cattle, the children 
of Israel took for a prey unto them- 
selves; but every man they smote 
with the edge of the sword, until 
they had destroyed them, neither left 
they any that breathed. 15 As the 
LORD commanded Moses His serv- 
ant, so did Moses command Joshua; 
and so did Joshua; he left nothing 
undone of all that the LORD com- 
manded Moses. 

16 So Joshua took all that land, the 
hill-country, and all the South, and 
all the land of Goshen, and the Low- 
land, and the Arabah, and the hill- 
country of Israel, and the Lowland of 
the same; 17 from the bare mountain, 
that goeth up to Seir, even unto 
Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon un- 
der mount Hermon; and all their 
kings he took, and smote them, and 
put them to f death. 18 Joshua made 
war a long time with all those kings. 
19 There was not a city that made 
peace with the children of Israel, 
save the Hivites the inhabitants of 
Gibeon; they took all in battle. 
20 For it was of the LORD to harden 
their hearts, to come against Israel 
in battle, that they might be utterly 
destroyed, that they might have no 



favour, but that they might be de- 
stroyed, as the LORD commanded 
Moses. 

^And Joshua came at that time, 
and cut off the Anakun from the hill- 
country, from Hebron, from Debir, 
from Anab, and from all the hill- 
country of Judah, and from all the 
hill-country of Israel; Joshua utterly 
destroyed them "with their cities. 
^There was none of the Anakim left 
in the land of the children of Israel; 
only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, 
did some remain. ^So Joshua took 
the whole land, according to all that 
the LORD spoke unto Moses; and 
Joshua gave it for an inheritance 
unto Israel according to their divisions 
by their tribes. And the land had 
rest from war. 

1 O Now these are the kings of the 
land, whom the children of 
Israel smote, and possessed their 
land beyond the Jordan toward the 
sunrising, from the valley of Arnon 
unto mount Hermon, and all the 
Arabah eastward: 2 Sihon king of 
the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, 
and ruled from Aroer, which is on the 
edge of the valley of Arnon, and the 
middle of the valley, and half Gilead, 
even unto the river Jabbok, the bor- 
der of the children of Ammon; 3 and 
the Arabah unto the sea of Chinneroth, 
eastward, and unto the sea of the 
Arabah, even the Salt^Sea, eastward, 
the way to Beth-jeshjmoth; and on 
the south, under the slopes of Pisgah; 
^nd the border of Og Mng of Bashan, 
of the remnant of the Rephaim, who 
dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, 
5 and ruled in mount Hermon, and in 
Saleah, and in all Bashan, unto the 
border of the Geshurites and the 
Maacathites, and half ^ Gilead, even 
unto the border of Sihon king of 
Heshbon. 6 Moses the servant of the 



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LORD and the children of Israel smote 
them; and Moses the servant of the 
LORD gave it for a possession unto the 
Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the 
half-tribe of Manasseh. 

7 And these are the kings of the land 
whom Joshua and the children of 
Israel smote beyond the Jordan west- 
ward, from Baal-gad in the valley of 
Lebanon even unto the bare moun- 
tain, that goeth up to Seir; and Joshua 
gave it unto the tribes of Israel for a 
possession according to their divisions; 
8 m the hill-country, and in the Low- 
land, and in the Arabah, and in the 
slopes, and in the wilderness, and m 
the South; the Hittite, the Amorite, 
and the Canaanite, the Perizzite, 
the Hivite, and the Jebusite: 
^he king of Jericho, one; 
the king of Ai, which is beside 

Beth-el, one; 

10 the king of Jerusalem, one; 
the king of Hebron, one; 
u the king of Jarmuth, one; 
the king of Lachish, one; 
12 the king of Eglon, one; 
the king of Gezer, one; 
13 the king of Debir, one; 
the king of Geder, one; 
14 the king of Hormah, one; 
the king of Arad, one; 
15 the king of Libnah, one; 

the king of Adullam, one; 
16 the king of Makkedah, one; 
the king of Beth-el, one; 
17 the king of Tappuah, one; 

the king of Hepher, one; 
18 the king of Aphek, one; 

the king of the Sharon, one; 
19 the king of Madon, one; 

the king of Hazor, one; 
20 the king of Shimron-meron, one; 

the king of Achshaph, one; 
21 the king of Taanach, one; 
the king of Megiddo, one; 
2*the king of Kedesh, one; 



the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one; 

23 the king of Dor in the region of 

Dor, one; 
the king of Goiim in the Gilgal, one; 

24 the king of Tirzah, one. 
All the kings thirty and one. 
1 O Now Joshua was old and well 
stricken in years; and the LORD 
said unto him: 'Thou art old and 
well stricken in years, and there re- 
maineth yet very much land to be 
possessed. 2 This is the land that yet 
remaineth: all the regions of the 
Philistines, and all the Geshurites; 
^rom the Shihor, which is before 
Egypt, even unto the border of Ekron 
northward which is counted to the 
Canaanites; the five lords of the 
Philistines: the Gazite, and the Ash- 
dodite, the Ashkelonite, the Gittite, 
and the Ekronite; also the Avvim 
4 on the south; all the land of the 
Canaanites, and Mearah that be- 
longeth to the Zidonians, unto Aphek, 
to the border of the Amorites; 5 and 
the land of the Gebahtes, and all 
Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from 
Baal-gad under mount Hermon unto 
the entrance of Hamath; 6 all the 
inhabitants of the hill-country from 
Lebanon unto Misrephoth-maim, even 
all the Zidonians; them will I drive 
out from before the children of Israel; 
only allot thou it unto Israel for an 
inheritance, as I have commanded 
thee. 7 Now therefore divide this land 
for an inheritance unto the nine 
tribes, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.' 
8 With turn the Reubenites and the Gad- 
ites received their inheritance, which 
Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan 
eastward, even as Moses the servant of 
the LORD gave them; ^rom Aroer, that 
is on the edge of the valley of Arnon, 
and the city that is in the middle 
of the valley, and all the table-land 
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the cities of Sihon king of the Amor- 
ites, who reigned in Heshbon, unto 
the border of the children of Ammon; 
"and Gilead, and the border of the 
Geshurites and Maacathites, and all 
mount Hennon, and all Bashan unto 
Salcah; 12 all the kingdom of Og in 
Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth 
and in Edrei the same was left of 
the remnant of the Rephaim for 
these did Moses smite, and drove 
them out. "Nevertheless the children 
of Israel drove not out the Geshurites, 
nor the Maacathites; but Geshur and 
Maacath dwelt in the midst of Israel 
unto this day. 14 0nly unto the tribe 
of ]Levi he gave no inheritance; the 
offerings of the LOBD, the God of 
Israel, made by fire are his inheritance, 
as He spoke unto him. 

15 And Moses gave unto the tribe of 
the children of Reuben according to 
their families. 16 And their border was 
from Aroer, that is on the edge of 
the valley of Arnon, and the city that 
iSjin the middle of the valley, and all 
the 'table-land by Medeba; 17 Hesh- 
bon, and all her cities that are in the 
table-land; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, 
and Beth-baal-meon; 18 and Jahaz, 
and Kedemoth, and Mephaath; 19 and 
Kiriathaim, and Sibmah, and Zereth- 
shahar in the mount of the valley; 
20 and Beth-peor, and the slopes of 
Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth; ^and all 
the cities of the table-land, and all 
the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amor- 
ites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom 
Moses smote with the chiefs of Midian, 
Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, 
and Reba, the princes of Sihon, that 
dwelt in the land. ^Balaam also the 
son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the 
children of Israel slay with the sword 
among the rest of their slain. ^And | 
as for the border of the children of 
Reuben, the Jordan was their border. 



This was the inheritance of the children 
of Reuben according to their families, 
the cities and the villages thereof. 

24 And Moses gave unto the tribe of 
Gad, unto the children of Gad, ac- 
cording to their families. 25 And their 
border was Jazer, and all the cities 
of Gilead, and half the land of the 
children of Ammon, unto Aroer that 
is before Rabbah; 26 and from Heshbon 
unto Ramath-mizpeh, and Betonim; 
and from Mahanaim unto the border 
of Lidbir; 27 and in the valley, Beth- 
haram, and Beth-mmrah, and Succoth, 
and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom 
of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan 
being the border thereof, unto the 
uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth 
beyond the Jordan eastward. 28 This 
is the inheritance of the children of 
Gad according to their families, the 
cities and the villages thereof. 

29 And Moses gave inheritance unto 
the half-tribe of Manasseh; and it was 
for the half-tribe of the children of 
Manasseh according to their families, 
30 And their border was from Mahanaim, 
all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og 
king of Bashan, and all the villages 
of Jair, which are in Bashan, threescore 
cities ; 81 and half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, 
and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of 
Og in Bashan, were for the children 
of Machir the son of Manasseh, even 
for the half of the children of Machir 
according to their families. 

^These are the inheritances which 
Moses distributed in the plains of 
Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jericho, 
eastward. ^But unto the tribe of 
Levi Moses gave no inheritance; the 
LORD, the God of Israel, is their in- 
heritance, as He spoke unto them. 
"j A And these are the inheritances 
-"-^ which the children of Israel took 
in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar 
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and the heads of the fathers' houses of 
the tribes of the children of Israel, 


strong this day as I was in the day 
that Moses sent me; as my strength 


distributed unto them, 2 by the lot of 


was then, even so is my strength now, 


their inheritance, as the LORD com- 


for war, and to go out and to come in. 


manded by the hand of Moses, for 


12 Now therefore give me this mountain, 


the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe. 


whereof the LORD spoke in that day; 


3 For Moses had given the inheritance 


for thou heardest in that day how the 


of the two tribes and the half-tribe 


Anakim were there, and cities great 


beyond the Jordan; but unto the 


and fortified; it may be that the LORD 


Levites he gave no inheritance among 


will be with me, and I shall drive 


them. 4 For the children of Joseph were 


them out, as the LORD spoke.' 13 And 


two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim, 


Joshua blessed him; and he gave 


and they gave no portion unto the 


Hebron unto Caleb the son of Je- 


Levites in the land, save cities to dwell 


phunneh for an inheritance. 14 There- 


in, with the open land about them for 


fore Hebron became the inheritance 


their cattle and for their substance. 


of Caleb the son^ of Jephunneh the 


5 As the LORD commanded Moses, so 


Kenizzite, unto this day; because that 


the children of Israel did, and they 


he wholly followed the LORD, the God 


divided the land. 


of Israel. 15 Now the name of Hebron 


6 Tlien the children of Judah drew 


beforetime was a Kiriath-arba, which 


nigh unto Joshua in Gilgal; and Caleb 


Arba was the greatest man among the 


the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite 


Anakim. And the land had rest from 


said unto him: 'Thou knowest the 


war. *- - ***-* ****- 


thing that the LORD spoke unto Moses 


1 And the lot for the tribe of the 


the man of God concerning me and 


""-^ children of Judah according to 


concerning thee in Kadesh-barnea. 


their families was unto the border 


7 Forty years old was I when Moses 


of Edom, even to the wilderness of 


the servant of the LORD sent me from 


Zin southward, at the uttermost part 


Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land; 


of the south. 2 And their south border 


and I brought him back word as it 


was from the uttermost part of the 


was in my heart. Nevertheless my 


Salt Sea, from the bay that looked 


brethren that went up with me made 


southward. 3 And it went out south- 


the heart of the people melt; but I 


ward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and 


wholly followed the LORD my God. 


passed along to Zin, and went up by 


s And Moses swore on that day, say- 


the south of Kadesh-barnea, .and 


ing: Surely the land whereon thy 


passed along by Hezron, and went up 


foot hath trodden shall be an inher- 


to Addar, and turned about to Karka. 


itance to thee and to thy children for 


4 And it passed along to Azmon, and 


ever, because thou hast wholly fol- 


went out at the Brook of Egypt; and 


lowed the LORD my God. 10 And 


the goings out of the border were at 


now, behold, the LORD hath kept me 


the sea; this shall be your south 


alive, as He spoke, these forty and 


border. 5 And the east border was 


five years, from the time that the 


the Salt Sea, even unto the end of 


LORD spoke this word unto Moses, 


the Jordan. And the border of the 


while Israel walked in the wilderness; 


north side was from the bay of the 


and now, lo, I am this day fourscore 


sea at the end of the Jordan. 6 And 


and five years eld. u As yet I am as 


the border went up to Beth-hoglah, 



That is, The city of Arba. 

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15 32 



and passed along by the north of 
Beth-arabah; and the border went up 
to the Stone of Bohan the son of 
Reuben. 7 And the border went up 
to Debir from the valley of Achor, 
and so northward, looking toward 
Gilgal, that is over against the ascent 
of Adummim, which is on the south 
side of the brook; and the border 
passed aloi_ 
shemesh, anc 



to the waters of En- 
the goings out thereof 



were at En-rogel. 8 And the border 
went up by the Valley of the son of 
Hinnom unto the side of the Jebusite 
southward the same is Jerusalem 
and the border went up to the top of 
the mountain that lieth before the 
Valley of Hinnom westward, which is 
at the uttermost part of the vale of 
Rephaim northward. 9 And the border 
was drawn from the top of the moun- 
tain unto the fountain of the waters of 
Nephtoah, and went out to the cities 
of mount Ephron; and the border 
was drawn to Baalah the same is 
Ejriath-jearim. 10 And the border 
turned about from Baalah westward 
unto mount Seir, and passed along 
unto the side of mount Jearim on 
the north the same is Chesalon 
and went down to Beth-shemesh, and 
passed along by Timnah. n And the 
border went out unto the side of Ekron 
northward; and the border was drawn 
to Shikkeron, and passed along to 
mount Baalah, and went out at 
Jabneel; and the goings out of the 
border were at the sea. ^And- as 
for the west border, the Great Sea was 
the border thereof. This is the bor- 
der of the children of Judah round 
about according to their families. 

M And unto Caleb the son of Je- 
phunneh he gave a portion among the 
children of Judah, according to the 
commandment of the X/OBD to Joshua, 
even IGriath-arba, which Arba was 



the father of Anak the same is He- 
bron. 14 And Caleb drove out thence 
the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and 
Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of 
Anak. 15 And he went up thence against 
the inhabitants of Debir now the 
name of Debir beforetime was Kiriath- 
sepher. 16 And Caleb said: 'He that 
smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh 



give Achsah my 
17 And Othniel the 



*JSeb. land of the tfweb, that is, a dry land. 
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it, to him will I 
daughter to wife/ 
son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, 
took it; and he gave him Achsah his 
daughter to wife. 18 And it came to 
pass, when she came unto him, that 
she persuaded him to ask of her father 
a field; and she alighted from "off her 
ass; and Caleb said unto her: 'What 
wouldest thou?' 19 And she said: 
'Give me a blessing; for that thou 
hast set me in the ^Southland, give 
me therefore springs of water.' And 
he gave her the Upper Springs and the 
Nether Springs. 

20 This is the inheritance of the tribe 
of the children of Judah according 
to their families. 

the cities at the uttermost 
part of the tribe of the children of 
Judah toward the border of Edom in 
the South were Kabzeel, and Eder, 
and Jagur ; ^and Kinah, and Dimonah, 
and Adadah; ^and Kedesh, and 
Hazor , and Ithnan; ^Ziph, and Telem, 
and Bealoth; ^and Hazor, and 
Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron 
the same is Hazor; ^Amam, and 
Shema, and Moladah; 27 and Hazar- 
gaddah, and Heshmon, andBeth-pelet; 
28 andHazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and 
Biziothiah; 29 Baalah, and lim, and 
Ezem; 80 and Eltolad, and Chesil, and 
Honnah; S1 and Ziklag, and Madman- 
nah, and Sansannah; 32 and Lebaoth, 
and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon; 
all the cities are twenty and nine, with 
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^In the Lowland: Eshtaol, and 
Zorah, and Ashnah; M and Zanoah, and 
En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam; 
35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and 
Azekah; 36 and Shaaraim, and Adi- 
thainx, and Gederah, with. Gederoth- 
aim; fourteen cities -with their villages. 

37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal- 
gad; 38 and Dilan, and Mizpeh, and 
Joktheel; 39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and 
Eglon; 40 and Cabbon, and Lahmas, 
and Chithlish; ^and Gederoth, Beth- 
dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; 
sixteen cities with their villages. 

^Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan; 
^nd Iphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib; 
**and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mare- 
shah; nine cities with their villages. 

^Ekron, with its towns and its vil- 
lages; 4e from Ekron even unto the sea, 
all that were by the side of Ashdod, 
with their villages. 

47 Ashdod, its towns and its villages; 
Gaza, its towns and its villages; unto 
the Brook of Egypt, the Great Sea 
being the border thereof. 

48 And in the hill-country: Shamir, 
and Jattir, and Socoh; 49 and Dannah, 
and Kiriath-sann ah the same is De- 
bir; M and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and 
Anim; 61 and Gpshen, and Holon, and 
Giloh; eleven cities with their villages. 

^Arab, and Rumah, and Eshan; 
M and Janum, and Beth-tappuah, and 
Aphekah; w and Humtah, and Kiriath- 
arba the same is Hebron, and Zior; 
nine cities with their villages. 

fis Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and 
Juttah; M and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, 
and Zanoah; 57 Kain, Gibeah, and Tim- 
nah; ten cities ^with then: villages. 

58 Halhul, Beth-^ur, and Gedor; 
B9 and Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and 
Eltekon; six cities with their villages. 

^Kiriath-baal ^the same is Kiriath- 
jearim, and Rabbah; two cities with 
their villages. 



61 In the wilderness: Beth-arabah, 
Middin, and Secacah, 62 and Nibshan, 
and ;the City of t Salt, and En-gedi; 
six cities with their villages. 

^And as for the Jebusites, the in- 
habitants of Jerusalem, the children 
of Judah could not drive them out; 
but the Jebusites dwelt with the chil- 
dren of Judah at Jerusalem, unto this 
day. 

j g And the lot for the children of 
Joseph went out from the Jor- 
dan at Jericho, at the waters of Jericho 
on the east, Agoing up from Jericho 
through the hill-country to the wilder- 
ness, even to Beth-el. 2 And it went 
out from Beth-el-luz, and passed 
along unto the border of the Archites 
to Ataroth. 3 And it went down west- 
ward to the border of the Japhletites, 
unto the border of Beth-horon the 
nether, even unto Gezer; and the 
goings out thereof were at the sea. 
4 And the children of Joseph, Ma- 
nasseh and Ephraim, took their in- 
heritance. 5 And the border of the 
children of Ephraim according to their 
families was thus; even the border 
of their inheritance eastward wa's 
Atroth-addar, unto Beth-horon the up- 
per. 6 And the border went out west- 
ward, Michmethath being on the 
north; and the border turned about 
eastward unto Taanath-shiloh, and 
passed along it on the east of Janoah. 
7 And it went down from Janoah to 
Ataroth, and to Naarah, and reached 
unto Jericho, and went out at the 
Jordan. 8 From Tappuah the border 
went along westward to the brook of 
Kanah; and the goings out thereof 
were at the sea. This is the inherit- 
ance of the tribe of the children of 
Ephraim according to their families; 
together with the cities which were 
separated for the children of Ephraim 
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children of Manasseh, all the cities 
with their villages. 10 And they drove 
not out the Canaanites that dwelt in 
Gezerj but the Canaanites dwelt in 
the midst of Ephraim, unto this day, 
and became servants to do taskwork! 

1 7 And this was the lot for the tribe 
of Manasseh; for he was the 
first-born of Joseph. As for Machir 
the first-born of Manasseh, the father 
of Gilead, because he was a man of 
war, therefore he had Gilead and 
Bashan. _ 2 And the lot was for the rest 
of the children of Manasseh according 
to their families; for the children of 
Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, 
and for the children of Asriel, and for 
the children of Shechem, and for the 
children of Hepher, and for the chil- 
dren of Shemida; these were the male 
children of Manasseh the son of Joseph 
according to their families. 3 But Ze- 
lophehad, the son of Hepher, the son 
of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son 
of Manasseh, had no sons, but daugh- 
ters; and these are the names of his 
daughters: Mahlah, and Noah, Hog- 
lah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 4 And they 
came near before Eleazar the priest, 
and before Joshua the son of Nun, 
and before the princes, saying: 'The 
LOED commanded Moses to give us 
an inheritance among our brethren'; 
therefore according to the command- 
ment of the LOED he gave them an 
inheritance among the brethren of 
their father. f 5 And there f eH ten parts 
to Manasseh', beside the land of Gilead 
and Bashan, which is beyond the Jor- 
dan; 6 because the daughters of Manas- 
seh had an inheritance among his sons; 
and the land of Gilead belonged unto 
the rest of the sons of Manasseh. 

7 And the border of Manasseh was, 

beginning from Asher, Michmethath, 

. which is before Shechem; and the bor- 



der went along to the right hand, unto 
the inhabitants of En-tappuah. 8 The 
land of Tappuah belonged to Ma- 
nasseh; but Tappuah on the border 
of Manasseh belonged to the children 
of Ephraim. 9 And the border went 
down unto the brook of Kanah, south- 
ward of the brook, by cities which be- 
longed to Ephraim among the cities 
of Manasseh; but the border of Ma- 
nasseh was on the north side of the 
brook; and the goings out thereof were 
at the sea: "southward it was Ephra- 
im's, and northward it was Ma- 
nasseh's, and the sea was his border; 
and they reached to Asher on the 
north, and to Issachar on the east. 

u And Manasseh had in Issachar and 
in Asher Beth-shean and its towns, 
and Ibleam and its towns, and the 
inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and 
the inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, 
and the inhabitants of Taanach and its 
towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo 
and its towns, even the three regions. 
12 Yet the children of Manasseh could 
not drive out the inhabitants of those 
cities ; but the Canaanites were resolved 
to dwell in that land. w And it came to 
pass, when the children of Israel were 
waxen strong, that they put the Ca- 
naanites to taskwork, but did not 
utterly drive them out. 

14 And the children of Joseph spoke 
unto Joshua, saying: 'Why hast thou 
given me but one lot and one part 
for an inheritance, seeing I am a great 
people, forasmuch as the LOED hath 
blessed me thus?' "And Joshua said 
unto them: 'If thou be a great peo- 
ple, get thee up to the forest, and cut 
down for thyself there in the land of 
the Perizzites and of the Rephaim; 
since the hill-country of Ephraim .is 
too narrow for thee.' 16 And the chil- 
dren of Joseph said : ' The hill-couixtry 
will not be enough for us; and all the 



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Canaanites that dwell in the land of 
the valley have chariots of iron, both 
they who are in Beth-shean and its 
towns, and they who are in the val- 
ley of Jezreel.' 17 And Joshua spoke 
unto the house of Joseph, even to 
Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying- 
'Thou art a great people, and hast 
great power; thou shalt not have one 
lot only; 18 but the hill-country shall 
be thine; for though it is a forest, thou 
shalt cut it down, and the goings out 
thereof shall be thine; for thou shalt 
drive out the Canaanites, though the; 
have chariots of iron, and thoug] 
they be strong.' 

1 Q And the whole congregation of 
the children of Israel assembled 
themselves together at Shiloh, and 
set up the tent of meeting there; and 
the knd was subdued before them. 
2 And there remained among the chil- 
dren of Israel seven tribes, which had 
not yet received their inheritance. 
3 And Joshua said unto the children 
of Israel : ' How long are ye slack to go 
in to possess the land, which the LORD, 
the God of your fathers, hath given 
you? 4 Appoint for you three men for 
each tribe; and I will send them, and 
they shall arise, and walk through the 
land, and describe it according to their 
inheritance; and they shall come unto 
me. 5 And they shall divide it into 
seven portions: Judah shall abide in 
his border on the south ; and the house 
of Joseph shall abide in their border 
on the north. 6 And ye shall describe 
the land into seven portions, and bring 
the description hither to me; and I 
will cast lots for you here before the 
LORD our God. Tor the Levites have 
no portion among you, for the priest- 
hood of the LORD is their inheritance; 
and Gad and Reuben and the half- 
tribe of Manasseh have received their 
inheritance beyond the Jordan east- 



ward, which Moses the servant of the 
LORD gave them.' 

8 And the men arose, and went; and 
Joshua charged them ^that went to 
describe the land, saying: 'Go and 
walk through the land, and describe 
it, and come back to me, and I will 
cast lots for you here before the LORD 
in Shiloh/ 9 And the men went and 
passed through the land, and described 
it by cities into seven portions in a 
book, and they came to Joshua unto 
the camp at Shiloh. 10 And Joshua 
cast lots for them in Shiloh before the 
LORD; and there Joshua divided the 
land unto the children of Israel ac- 
cording to their divisions. 

u And the lot of the tribe of the 
children of Benjamin ^ came up ac- 
cording to their families; and the 
border of their lot went out between 
the children of Judah and the chil- 
dren of Joseph. ^And their border on 
the north side was from the Jordan; 
and the border went up to the side 
of Jericho on the north, and went up 
through the hill-country westward; 
and the goings out thereof were at 
the wilderness of Beth-aven. 13 And 
the border passed along from thence 
to Luz, to the side of Luz the same 
is Beth-el southward; and the bor- 
der went down to Atroth-addar, by 
the mountain that lieth on the south 
of Beth-horon the nether. 14 And the 
border was drawn and turned about 
on the west side southward, from the 
mountain that lieth before Beth-horon 
southward; and the goings out there- 
of were at Kiriath-baal -the same is 
Kiriath-jearim a city of the chil- 
dren of Judah; this was the west side. 
18 And the south side was from the 
uttermost part of Kiriath-jearim, and 
the border went out westward, and 
went out to the fountain of the waters 
of Nephtoah. 16 And the border went 



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down to the uttermost part of the 
mountain that lieth before the Valley 
of the son of Hinnom, which is in the 
vale of Rephaim northward; and it 
went down to the Valley of Einnom, 
to the side of the Jebusite southward, 
and went down to En-rogel. 17 And 
it was drawn on the north, and went 
out at En-shemesh, and went out to 
Geliloth, which is over against the 
ascent of Adiunrnim; and it went 
down to the Stone of Bohan the son of 
Reuben. 18 And it passed along to 
the side over against the Arabah 
northward, and went down unto the 
Arabah. 19 And the border passed 
along to the side of Beth-hoglah 
northward; and the goings out of the 
border were at the north bay of the 
Salt Sea, at the south end of the Jor- 
dan; this was the south border. 20 And 
the Jordan was to be the border of it 
on the east side. This was the inher-, 
itance of the children of Benjamin, by 
the borders thereof jround about, ac- 
cording to their families. 

^Now the cities of the tribe of the 
children of Benjamin according to 
their families were Jericho, and Beth- 
hoglah, and Emek-keziz; ^and Beth- 
arabah, and Zemaraim, and Beth-el; 
^and Awim, and Parah, and Oph- 
rah; w and Chephar-ammonah, and 
Ophni, and Geba; twelve cities with 
their villages: ^ibeon, and Ramah, 
and Beeroth; 26 and Mizpeh, and Che- 
phirah, and Mozah; 27 and Rekem, and 
Irpeel, and Taralah; 28 and Zela, Eleph, 
and the Jebusite the same is Jeru- 
salem, Gibeath, and Kiriath; four- 
teen cities with their villages. This 
is the inheritance of the children of 
Benjamin according to their families. 

"j Q And the second lot came out for 
^^ Simeon, even for the tribe of 
the children of Simeon according to 



their families; and their inheritance 
was in the midst of the inheritance 
of the children of Judah. 2 And they 
had for their inheritance Beer-sheba 
with Sheba, and Moladah; 3 and Hazar- 
shual, and Balah, and Ezem; 4 and 
Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah; 
5 and Ziklag, and Beth-marcaboth, and 
Hazar-susah; 6 and Beth-lebapth, and 
Sharuhen; thirteen cities with their 
villages: 7 Ain, Rimmon, and Ether, 
and Ashan; four cities with their vil- 
lages; 8 and all the villages that were 
round about these cities to Baalath- 
beer, as far as Ramah of the South. This 
is the inheritance of the tribe of the 
children of Simeon according to their 
families. 9 0ut of the allotment of the 
children of Judah was the inheritance 
of the children of Simeon, for the por- 
tion of the children of Judah was too 
much for them; therefore the children 
of Simeon had inheritance in the 
midst of ijieu* inheritance. 

10 Aad the third lot came up for the 
children of Zebulun according to their 
families; and the border of then* in- 
heritance was unto Sand. u And then* 
border went up westward, even to 
Maralah, and reached to Dabbesheth; 
and it reached to the brook that is 
before Jokneam. ^And it turned from 
Sand eastward toward the sunrising 
unto the border of Chisloth-tabor; 
and it went out to Dobrath, and 
went up to Japhia. M And from thence 
it passed along eastward to Gath- 
hepher, to Eth-kazin; and it went 
out at Rimmon-methoar unto Neah. 
14 And the border turned about it on 
the north to Hannathon; and the 
goings out thereof were at the valley 
of Iphtahel; 15 and Kattath, and Na- 
halal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and 
Beth-lehem; twelve cities with their 
villages. 16 This is the inheritance of the 
children of Zebulun according to their 



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families, these cities with, their villages. 

17 The fourth lot came out for Issa- 
char, even for the children of Issachar 
according to their families. 18 And their 
border was Jezreel, and Chesulloth, 
and Shunem; 19 and Hapharaim, and 
Shion, and Anaharath; 20 and Rabbith, 
and Kishion, and Ebez; ^and Remeth, 
and En-gannim, and En-haddah, 
and Beth-pazzez; ^and the border 
reached to Tabor, and Shahazim, and 
Beth-shemesh; and the goings out of 
their border were at the Jordan; six- 
teen cities with their villages. ^This 
is the inheritance of the tribe of the 
children of Issachar according to their 
families, the cities with their villages 

^And the fifth lot came out for the 
tribe of the children of Asher accord- 
ing to their families. 25 And their bor- 
der was Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, 
and Achshaph; 26 and Allammelech, 
and Amad, and Mishal; and it reached 
to Carmel westward, and tp Shihor- 
Hbnath. 27 Ajnd it turned toward the 
sunrising to Beth-dagon, and reached 
to Zebulun and to the valley of Iphtah- 
el northward at Beth-emek and Neiel; 
and it went out to Cabul on the left 
hand, 28 and Ebron, and Rehob, and 
Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great 
Zidon. 29 And the border turned to 
Ramah, and to the fortified city of 
Tyre; and the border turned to Hosah; 
and the goings out thereof were at the 
sea from Hebel to Achzib; 30 Ummah 
also, and Aphek, and Rehob; twenty 
and two cities with their villages. 
3lr This is the inheritance of the tribe of 
the children of Asher according to their 
families, these cities with their villages. 

^The sixth lot caine out for the 
children of Naphtali, even for the 
children of Naphtali according to their 
families. ^And their border was from 
Heleph, from. Elon-bezaanannioi, and 
Adami-nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lak- 1 



kum; and the goings out thereof were 
at the Jordan. w And the border turned 
westward to Aznoth-tabor, and went 
out from thence to Hukok; and it 
reached to Zebulun on the south, and 
reached to Asher on the west, and to 
Judah at the Jordan toward the sun- 
rising. 35 And the fortified cities 
were Ziddim-zer, and Hammath, and 
Rakkath, and Chirm ereth; 36 and Ada- 
mah, and Ramah, and Hazor; 37 and 
Kedesh, and Edrei, and En-hazor; 
38 and Iron, and Migdal-el, and Horem, 
and Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh; 
nineteen cities with their villages. 
39 This is the inheritance of the tribe 
of the children of Naphtali according 
to their families, the cities with their 
villages. 

40 The seventh lot came out for the 
tribe of the children of Dan according 
to their families. ^And the border 
of their inheritance was Zorah, and 
Eshtaol, and Ir-shemesh; ^and Shaal- 
abbin, and Aijalon, and Ithlah; ^and 
Elon, and Timnah, and Ekron; 44 and 
Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath; 
46 and Jehud, and Bene-berak, and 
Gath-rimmon; 46 and Me-jarkon, and 
Rakkon, with the border over against 
Joppa. 47 And the border of the chil- 
dren of Dan was too strait for them; so 
the children of Dan went up and 
fought against Leshem, and took it, 
and smote it with the edge of the 
sword, and possessed it, and dwelt 
therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after 
the name of Dan their father. 48 This 
is the inheritance of the tribe of the 
children of Dan according to their 
families, these cities with then* villages. 

49 When they had made an end of 
distributing the land for inheritance 
by the borders thereof, the children 
of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua 
the son of Nun in the midst of them; 
50 according to the commandment of 



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21.6 



the LORD they gave him the city which 
he asked, even Timnath-serah in the 
hill-country of Ephraim; and he built 
the city, and dwelt therein. 

61 These are the inheritances, which 
Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son 
of Nun, and the heads of the fathers' 
houses of the tribes of the children of 
Israel, distributed for inheritance by 
lot in Shiloh before the LOED, at the 
door of the tent of meeting. So they 
made an end of dividing the land. 
OA And the LOED spoke unto 
Joshua, saying: 2< Speak to the 
children of Israel, saying: Assign you 
the cities of refuge, whereof I spoke 
unto you by the hand of Moses; 
^hat the manslayer that killeth 
any person through ^ error and un- 
awares may flee thither; and they 
shall be unto you for a refuge from 
the avenger of blood. 4 And he shall 
flee unto one of those cities, and 
shall stand at the entrance _ of the 
gate of the city, and declare his cause 
in the ears of the elders of that city; 
and they shall take him into the city 
unto them, and give him a place, that 
he may dwell among them. 5 And if 
the avenger of blood pursue after him, 
then they shall not deliver up the man- 
slayer into his hand; because he smote 
his neighbour unawares, and hated 
hirn not beforetime. 6 And he shall 
dwell in that city, Until he stand before 
the congregation for judgment, until 
the death of the high priest that shall 
be in those days; then may the man- 
slayer return, and come unto his own 
city, and unto his own house, unto the 
city from whence he fled. 7 

7 And they set apart Kedesh in 
Galilee in the hill-country of Naph- 
tali, and Shechem in the hill-country 
of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba the 
same is Hebron in the hill-country 
of Judah. 8 And beyond the Jordan at 



Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer 
in the wilderness in the table-land 
out of m the tribe of Reuben, and Ra- 
moth in Gilead out of the tribe of 
Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the 
tribe^ of Manasseh. These were the 
appointed cities for all the children 
of Israel, and for the stranger that so- 
journeth among them, that whosoever 
killeth any person through error might 
flee thither, and not die by the hand of 
the avenger of blood, until he stood 
before the congregation. 
O-| Then came near the heads of 
u ^ fathers 7 houses of the Levites 
unto Eleazar the priest, and unto 
Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the 
heads of fathers' houses of the tribes 
of the children of Israel; 2 and they 
spoke unto them at Shiloh in the land 
of Canaan, saying: 'The LOED com- 
manded by the hand of Moses to 
give us cities to dwell in, with the 
open land thereabout for our cattle.' 
3 And the children of Israel gave unto 
the Levites out of their inheritance, 
according to the ^ commandment of 
the LOED, these cities * with the open 
land about them. 

4 And the lot came out for the fam- 
ilies of the Kohathites; and the chil- 
dren of Aaron the priest, who were 
of the Levites, had by lot out of the 
tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of 
the Simeonites, and out of the tribe 
of Benjamin, thirteen cities. 

6 And the rest of the children of 
Kohath had by lot out of the families 
of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of 
the tribe of Dan, and out of the half- 
tribe of Manasseh, ten cities. 

6 And the children of Gershon had 
by lot out of the families of the tribe 
of Issachar, and out of the tribe of 
Asher, and out of the tribe erf Naph- 
tali, and out of the half-tribe of Ma- 
nasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. 



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7 The children of Merari according 
to their famihes had out of the tribe 
of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, 
and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve 
cities. 

8 And the children of Israel gave 
by lot unto the Levites these cities 
with the open land about them, as 
the LOKD commanded by the hand of 
Moses. 

9 And they gave out of the tribe of 
the children of Judah, and out of the 
tribe of the children of Simeon, these 
cities which are here mentioned by 
name. 10 And they were for the chil- 
dren of Aaron, of the families of the 
Kohathites, who were of the children 
of Levi; for theirs was the first lot. 
n And they gave them Kiriath-arba, 
which Arba was the father of a Anak 
the same is Hebron in the hill- 
country of Judah, with the open land 
round about it. ^But the fields of the 
city, and the villages thereof, gave 
they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh 
for his possession. 



unto the children of Aaron 
the priest they gave Hebron with the 
open land about it, the city of refuge 
for the manslayer, and Libnah with 
the open land about it; 14 and Jattir 
with the open land about it, and 
Eshtemoa with the open land about 
it; 16 and Holon with the open land 
about it, and Debir ^ with the open 
land about it; 1G and Ain with the open 
land about it, and Juttah with the 
open land about it, and Beth-shemesh 
with the open land about it; nine 
cities out of those two tribes. 17 And 
out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon 
with the open land about it, Geba 
with the open land about it; 18 Ana- 
thoth with the open land about it, 
and Almon with the open land about 
it; four cities. 19 A11 the cities of the 
children of Aaron, the priests, were 



thirteen cities with the open land 
about them, 

20 And the families of the children 
of Kohath, the Levites, even the rest 
of the children of Kohath, they had 
the cities of their lot out of the tribe of 
Ephraim. M And they gave them She- 
chem with the open land about it 
in the hill-country of Ephraim, the 
city of refuge for the manslayer, and 
Gezer with the open land about it; 
22 and Kibzaim with the open land 
about it, and Beth-horqn with the 
open land about it; four cities. 23 And 
out of the tribe of Dan, Elteke with 
the open land about it, Gibbethon 
with the open land about it; ^Aijalon 
with the open land about it, Gath- 
rimmon with the open land about it; 
four cities. 25 And out of the half- 
tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with the 
open land about it, and Gath-rimmon 
with the open land about it; two 
cities. 26 AH the cities of the families 
of the rest of the children of Kohath 
were ten with the open land about 
them. 

27 And unto the children of Gershon, 
of the families of the Levites, out of 
the half-tribe of Manasseh they gave 
Golan in Bashan with the open land 
about it, the city of refuge for the 
manslayer; and Beeshterah with the 
open land about it; two cities. 28 And 
out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion 
with the open land about it, Dob- 
rath with the open land about it; 
29 Jarmuth with the open land about 
it, En-gannim with the open land 
about it; four cities. 30 And out of 
the tribe of Asher, Mishal with the 
open land about it, Abdon with the 
open land about it; 31 Helkath with 
the open land about it, and Rehob 
with the open land about it; four 
cities. ^And out of the tribe of Naph- 
tali, Kedesh in Galilee with the open. 



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land about it, the city of refuge for 



the manslayer, and Hammpth-dor 
with the open land about it, and 
Kartan with the open land about it; 
three cities. ^All the cities of the 
Gershonites according to their families 
were thirteen cities with the open 
land about them. 

^And unto the families of the chil- 
dren of Merari, the rest of the Levites, 
out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam 
with the open land about it, and 
Kartah with the open land about it: 
35 Dimnah with the open land about 
it, Nahalal with the open land about 
it; four cities. [^And out of the 
tribe of Reuben, Bezer with the open 
land about it, and Jahaz with the 
open land about it; 37 Kedemoth with 
the open land about it, and Mepha- 
ath with the open land about it; 
four cities.] 3 *And out of the tribe of 
Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with the open 
land about it, the city of refuge for 
the manslayer, and Mahanaim with 
the open land about it; 39 Heshbon 
with the open land about it, Jazer 
with the open land about it; four 
cities in aft. 40 A11 these were the 
cities of the children of Merari ac- 
cording to their families, even the 
rest of the families of the Levites; 
and their lot was twelve cities. 

^All the cities of the Levites 
forty and eight cities with the open 
land about them shall be in the midst 
of the possession of the children of 
Israel, ^even these cities, every one 
with the open land round about 
it; thus it shall be with all these 
cities. 

^So the LORD gave unto Israel all 
the land which He swore to give unto 
their fathers; and they possessed it, 
and dwelt therein. **And the LOED 
gave them rest round about, accord- 
ing to all that He swore unto their 



fathers; and there stood not a man 
of all their enemies against them; 
the LORD delivered all their enemies 
into their hand, ^here failed not 
aught of any good thing which the 
LORD had spoken unto the house of 
Israel; all came to pass. 
OO Then Joshua called the Reu- 
^^ benites, and the Gadites, and 
the half-tribe of Manasseh, 2 and said 
unto them: 'Ye have kept all that 
Moses the servant of the LORD com- 



manded 



you. 



and have hearkened 



unto my voice in all that I com- 
manded you; sye have not left your 
brethren these many days unto this 
day, but have kept the charge of the 
commandment of the LORD your 
God. 4 And now the LORD your God 
hath given rest unto your brethren, 
as He spoke unto them; therefore now 
turn ye, and get you unto your tents, 
unto the land of your possession, 
which Moses the servant of the LORD 
gave you beyond the Jordan, ^nly. 
take diligent heed to do the com- 
mandment and the law, which Moses 
the servant of the LORD commanded 
you, to love the LORD your God, and 
to walk in all His ways, and to keep 
His commandments, and to cleave 
unto Him, and to serve Him with all 
your heart and with all your soul.' 
6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent 
them away; and they went unto 
their tents. 

7 Now to the one half-tribe of Ma- 
nasseh Moses had given inheritance 
in Bashan; but unto the other half 
gave Joshua among their brethren be- 
yond the Jordan westward. Moreover 
when Joshua sent them away unto 
their tents, he blessed them, 8 and 
spoke unto them, saying: 'Return 
with much wealth unto your tents, 
and with very much cattle, with sil- 
ver, and with gold, and with brass, 



These two verses, taken from I Chron. vi 63-64, are excluded from the text in authoritative 
codices and placed in the margin. 

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and with iron, and with very much 
raiment; divide the spoil of your 
enemies with your brethren.' 

9 And the children of Reuben and 
the children of Gad and the half- 
tribe of Manasseh returned, and de- 
parted from the children of Israel 
out of Shiloh, which is in the land of 
Canaan, to go unto the land of Gilead, 
to the land of their possession, where- 
of they were possessed, according to 
the commandment of the LORD by the 
hand of Moses* 10 And when they 
came unto the region about the Jor- 
dan, that is in the land of Canaan, the 
children of Reuben and the children 
of Gad and the half-tribe of Manas- 
seh built there an altar by the Jordan, 
a great altar to look upon. "And 
the children of Israel heard say: 
'Behold, the children of Reuben and 
the children of Gad and the half-tribe 
of Manasseh have built an altar in 
the forefront of the land of Canaan, 
in the region about the Jordan, on the 
side that pertaineth to the children 
of Israel.' ^And when the children of 
Israel heard of it, the whole congrega- 
tion of the children of Israel gathered 
themselves together at Shiloh, to go 
up against them to war. 

^And the children of Israel sent 
unto the children of Reuben, and to 
the children of Gad, and to the half- 
tribe of Manasseh, into the land of 
Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar 
the priest; 14 and with him ten princes, 
one prince of a fathers' house for each 
of the tribes of Israel; and they were 
every one of them head of their 
fathers' houses among the thousands 
of Israel. 15 And they came unto the 
children of Reuben, and to the children 
of Gad, and to the half-tribe of 
Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead, 
and they spoke with them, saying: 
16 'Thus saith the whole congregation I 



of the LOKD: What treachery is this 
that ye have committed against the 
God of Israel, to turn away this day 
from following the LORD, in that ye 
have builded you an altar, to rebel 
this day against the LORD? 17 Is the 
iniquity of Peor too little for us, from 
which we have not cleansed ourselves 
unto this day, although there came 
a plague upon the congregation of the 
LORD, 18 that ye must turn away this 
day from following the LORD? and it 
will be, seeing ye rebel to-day against 
the LORD, that to-morrow He will be 
wroth with the whole congregation of 
Israel. 19 Howbeit, if the land of your 
possession be unclean', then pass ^ ye 
over unto the land of the possession 
of the LORD, wherein the LORD'S tab- 
ernacle dwelleth, and take possession 
among us; but rebel not against the 
LORD, nor rebel against us, in build- 
ing you an altar besides the altar of 
the LORD our God. 20 Did not Achan 
the son of Zerah commit a trespass 
concerning the devoted thing, and 
wrath fell upon all the congregation 
of Israel? and that man perished not 
alone in his iniquity.' 

^Then the children of Reuben and 
the children of Gad and the half-tribe 
of Manasseh answered, and spoke 
unto the heads of the thousands of 
Israel: 22 'God, God, the LORD, God, 
God, the LORD, He knpweth, and 
Israel he shall know; if it be in re- 
bellion, or if in treachery against the 
LORD save Thou us not this day 
^that we have built us an altar to 
turn away from following the LORD; 
or if to offer thereon burnt-offering 
or meal-offering, or if to offer sacrifices 
of peace-offerings thereon, let the 
liORD Himself require it; M and if we 
lave not rather out of anxiety about 
a matter done this, saying: In 
time to come your children might 



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speak unto our children, saying: 
What have ye to do with the LORD, 
the God of Israel? 25 for the LOBD hath 
made the Jordan a border between us 
and you, ye children of Reuben and 
children of Gad; ye have no portion 
in the LORD; so might your children 
make our children cease from fearing 
the LORD. 26 Therefore we said: Let 
us now prepare to build us an altar, 
not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice; 
27 but it shall be a witness between us 
and you, and between our generations 
after us, that we may do the service 
of the LORD before Him with our 
burnt-offerings, and with our sacrifices, 
and with our peace-offerings; that 
your children may not say to our 
children in tune to come: Ye have 
no portion in the LORD. 28 There- 
fore said we: It shall be, when they 
so say to us or to our generations 
in time to come, that we shall say: 
Behold the pattern of the altar of 
the LORD, which our fathers made, 
aot for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice; 
but it is a witness between us and 
you. 29 Far be it from us that we 
should rebel against the LORD, and 
turn away this day from following 
the LORD, to build an altar for burnt- 
offering, for meal-offering, or for 
sacrifice, besides the altar of the LORD 
our God that is before His tabernacle/ 
s And when Phmehas the priest, and 
the princes of the congregation, even 
the heads of the thousands of Israel 
that were with him, heard the words 
that the children of Reuben and the 
children of Gad and the children of 
Manasseh spoke, it pleased them well. 
31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar 
the priest said unto the children of 
Reuben, and to the children of Gad, 
and to the children of Manasseh: 
'This day we know that the LORD 
is in the midst of us, because ye have 



not committed this treachery against 
the LORD; now have ye delivered the 
children of Israel out of the hand of 
the LORD/ 32 And Phinehas the son of 
Eleazar the priest, and the princes, 
returned from the children of Reuben, 
and from the children of Gad, out of 
the land of Gilead, unto the land of 
Canaan, to the children of Israel, and 
brought them back word. ^And the 
thing pleased the children of Israel; 
and the children of Israel blessed 
God, and spoke no more of going up 
against them to war, to destroy the 
land wherein the children of Reuben 
and the children of Gad dwelt, 
nd the children of Reuben and the 
children of Gad called the altar : 
'for it is a witness between us that the 
LORD is God.' 

O O And it came to pass after many 
days, when the LORD had given 
rest unto Israel from all their enemies 
round about, and Joshua was old 
and well stricken in years; Hhat 
Joshua called for all Israel, for their 
elders and for their heads, and for 
their judges and for their officers, 
and said unto them: 'I am old and 
well stricken in years. 3 And ye have 
seen all that the LORD your God hath 
done unto all these nations because 
of you; for the LORD your God, He 
it is that hath fought for you. be- 
hold, I have allotted unto you for an 
inheritance, according to your tribes, 
these nations that remain, from the 
Jordan, with all the nations that I 
have cut off, even unto the Great 
Sea toward the going down of the 
sun. 6 And the LORD your God, He 
shall thrust them out from before you, 
and drive them from out of your sight , 
and ye shall possess their land, as the 
LORD your God spoke unto you. 
therefore be ye very courageous 
to keep and to do all that is written 



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in the book of the law of Moses, 
that ye turn not aside therefrom to 
the right hand or to the left; 7 that 
ye come not among these nations, 
these that remain among you; neither 
make mention of the name of their 
gods, nor cause to swear by them, 
neither serve them, nor worship 
them; 8 but cleave unto the LORD your 
God, as ye have done unto this day; 
therefore the LORD hath driven out 
from before you great nations and 
mighty; but as for you, no man hath 

against you unto this day. 

man of you hath chased a 
thousand; for the LORD your God, He 
it is that fought for you, as He spoke 
unto you. "Take good heed therefore 



stood 
l 0ne 



that ye love the 
if ye do in 



unto yourselves, 
LORD your God. 

any wise go back, and cleave"unto the 
remnant of these nations, even these 
that remain among you, and make 
marriages with them, and go in unto 
them, and they to you; 13 know for a 
certainty that the LORD your God 
will no more drive these nations 
from out of your sight; but they 
shall be a snare and a trap unto you, 
and a scourge in your sides, and pricks 
in your eyes, until ye perish from off 
this good land which the LORD your 
God hath given you. 14 And, behold, 
this day I am going the way of all 
the earth; consider ye therefore in 
all your heart and in all your soul, 
that not one thing hath failed of all 
the good things which the LORD your 
God spoke concerning you; all are 
come to pass unto you, not one thing 
hath failed thereof. "And it shall 
come to pass, that as all the good 
things are come upon you of which the 
LORD your God spoke unto you, so 
shall the LORD bring upon you all the 
evil things, until He have destroyed 
you from off this good land which 



the LORD your God hath given you. 
16 When ye transgress the covenant 
of the LORD your God, which He com- 
manded you, and go and serve other 
gods, and worship them; then shall 
the anger of the LORD be kindled 
against you, and ye shall perish quick- 
ly from off the good land which He 
hath given unto you.' 

And Joshua gathered all the 
tribes of Israel to Shechem, and 
called for the elders of Israel, and for 
their heads, and for their judges, and 
for their officers; and they presented 
themselves before God. 2 And Joshua 
said unto all the people: 'Thus saith 
the LORD, the God of Israel: Your 
fathers dwelt of old time beyond the 
River, even Terah, the father of 
Abraham, and the father of Nahor; 
and they served other gods. 3 And 
I took your father Abraham from 
beyond the River, and led him 
throughout ^ all the land of Canaan, 
and multiplied his seed, and gave him 
Isaac. 4 A.nd I gave unto Isaac Jacob 
and Esau ; and I gave unto Esau mount 
Seir, to possess it; and Jacob and his 
children went down into Egypt. 
5 And I sent Moses and Aaron, and 
I plagued Egypt, according to that 
which I did in the midst thereof; and 
afterward I brought you out. 
I brought your fathers out of 




and ye came unto the sea; an< 
Egyptians pursued after your fathers 
with chariots and with horsemen unto 
the Red Sea. 7 And when they cried 
out unto the LORD, He put darkness 
between you and the Egyptians, and 
brought the sea upon them, and 
covered them; and your eyes saw 
what I did in Egypt; and ye dwelt 
in the wilderness many days. 8 And 
[ brought you into the land of 
;he Amorites, that dwelt beyond the 
Jordan; and they fought with you; 



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and I gave them Into your hand, and 
ye possessed their land; and I de- 
stroyed them from before you. 9 Then 
Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, 
arose and fought against Israel; and he 
sent and called Balaam the son of 
Beor to curse you. "But I would not 
hearken unto Balaam; therefore he 
even blessed you; so I delivered you 
out of his hand. u And ye went over 
the Jordan, and came unto Jericho; 
and the men of Jericho fought against 
you, the Amorite, and the Perizzite, 
and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, 
and the Girgashite, the Hivite, and 
the Jebusite; and I delivered them into 
your hand. 12 And I sent the hornet 
before you, which drove them out 
from before you, even the two kings 
of the Amorites; not with thy sword, 
nor with thy bow. 13 And I gave you a 
land whereon thou hadst not laboured, 
and cities which ye built not, and ye 
dwell therein; of vineyards and olive- 
yards which ye planted not do ye eat. 
14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and 
serve Him in sincerity and in truth; 
and put away the gods which your 
fathers served beyond the River, and 
in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. 
15 And if it seem evil unto you to 
serve the LORD, choose you this day 
whom ye will serve; whether the gods 
which your fathers served that were 
beyond the River, or the gods of the 
Amorites, in whose land ye dwell; but 
as for me and my house, we will serve 
the LORD.' 

16 And the people answered and 
said : ' Far be it from us that we should 
forsake the LORD, to serve other gods; 
17 for the LORD our God, He it is that 
brought us and our fathers up out of 
the land of Egypt, from the house of 
bondage, and that did those great 
signs in our sight, and preserved us in 
all the way wherein we went, and 



among all the peoples through the 
midst of whom we passed; 18 and the 
LORD drove out from before us all the 
peoples, even the Amorites that dwelt 
in the land; therefore we also "will 
serve the LORD; for He is our God.' 

"And Joshua said unto the people: 
'Ye cannot serve the LORD; for He is a 
holy God; He is a jealous God; He 
will not forgive your transgression nor 
your sins. 20 If ye forsake the LORD, 
and serve strange gods, then He will 
turn and do you evil, and consume 
you, after that He hath done you 
good/ 

21 And the people said unto Joshua: 
'Nay; but we wjll serve the LORD/ 
22 And Joshua said unto the people: 
'Ye are witnesses against yourselves 
that ye have chosen you the LORD, 
to serve Him. And they said: 'We 
are witnesses/ ^Now therefore put 
away the strange gods which are 
among you, and incline your heart 
unto the LORD, the God of Israel/ 
^And the people said unto Joshua: 
'The LORD our God will we serve, and 
unto His voice will we hearken/ 

25 So Joshua made a covenant with 
the people that day, and set them a 
statute and an ordinance in Shechem. 
26 And Joshua wrote these words in the 
book of the law of God; and he took a 
great stone, and set it up there under 
the oak that was by the sanctuary 
of the LORD. 27 And Joshua said unto 
all the people: 'Behold, this stone 
shall be a witness against us; for it 
hath heard all the words of the LORD 
which He spoke unto us; it shall be 
therefore a witness against you, lest 
ye deny your God/ 28 So Joshua sent 
the people away, every man unto his 
inheritance. 

29 And it came to pass after these 
things, that Joshua the son of Nun, 
the servant of the LORD, died, being a 



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hundred and ten years old. 30 And 
they buried him in the border of his 
inheritance in Timnath-serah, which 
is in the hill-country of Ephraim, on 
the north of the mountain of Gaash. 
3l And Israel served the LORD all the 
days of Joshua, and all the days of 
the elders that outlived Joshua, and 
had known all the work of the LORD, 
that He had wrought for Israel, 
the bones of Joseph, which the 



children of Israel brought up out of 
Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in the 
parcel of ground which Jacob bought 
of the sons of Hamor the father of 
Shechem for a hundred pieces ^of 
money; and they became the in- 
heritance of the children of Joseph. 
33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; 
and they buried him in the Hill of 
Phinehas his son, which was given 
him in mount Ephraim. 



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1 AND it came to pass after the 
x death of Joshua, that the children 
of Israel asked of the LORD, saying: 
'Who shall go up for us first against 
the Canaanites, to fight against them?' 
2 And the LORD said: 'Judah shall go 
up; behold, I have delivered the land 
into his hand.' 3 And Judah said unto 
Simeon his brother: 'Come up with 
me into my lot, that we may fight 
against the Canaanites j and I like- 
wise will go with thee into thy lot.' 
So Simeon went with him. 4 And 
Judah w6nt up; and the LORD de- 
livered the Canaanites and the Periz- 
zites into their hand; and they smote 
of them m Bezek ten thousand men. 
6 And they found Adoni-bezek in Be- 
zek; and they fought against him, 
and they smote the Canaanites and 
the Perizzites. 6 But Adoni-bezek fled ; 
and they pursued after him, and 
caught turn, and cut off his thumbs 
and his great toes. 7 And Adoni-bezek 
said: "Threescore and ten kings, hav- 
ing their thumbs and their great toes 
cut off, gathered fopd under my table; 
as I have done, so God hath requited 
me.' And they brought' him to Jeru- 
salem, and he died there. 

8 And tl^e children of Judah fought 
against Jerusalem, and took it, and 
smote it with the edge of the sword, 
and set the city on fire. 9 And after- 
ward the children of Judah went 
down to fight against the Canaanites 
that dwelt in the hill-country, and 
in the South, and in the Lowland. 
10 And Judah went against the Canaan- 



ites that dwelt in Hebron now the 
name of Hebron beforetime was 
Kiriath-arba and they smote She- 
shai, and Ahiman, and Talmai. u And 
from thence he went against the in- 
habitants of Debir now the name 
of Debir beforetime was Kiriath- 
sepher. ^And Caleb said: 'He that 
smiteth Eriath-sepher, and taketh it, 
to him will I give Achsah my daugh- 
ter to wife/ 13 And Othniel the son of 
Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took 
it; and he gave him Achsah his daugh- 
ter to wife. 14 And it came to pass, 
when she came unto him, that she 
moved him to ask of her father a 
field; and she alighted from off her 
ass; and Caleb said unto her: 'What 
wpuldest thou?' 15 And she said unto 
him : ' Give me a blessing; for that thou 
hast set me in the Southland, give 
me therefore springs of water.' And 
Caleb gave her the Upper Springs and 
the Nether Springs. 

16 And the children of the Kenite, 
Moses' father-in-law, went up out of 
the city of palm-trees with the chil- 
dren of Judah into the wilderness of 
Judah, which is in the south of Arad; 
and they went and dwelt with the 
people, 17 And Judah went with Sim- 
eon his brother, and they smote the 
Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, 
and utterly destroyed it. And the 
name of the city was called Hormah. 
18 Also" Judah took Gaza with the bor- 
der thereof, and Ashkelon with the 
border thereof, and Ekron with the 
border thereof. 19 And the LORD was 



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with Judah; and he drove out the 
inhabitants of the hill-country; for he 
could not drive out the inhabitants of 
the valley, because they had chariots 
of iron. 20 And they gave Hebron unto 
Caleb, as Moses had spoken; and he 
drove out thence the three sons of 
Anak.^ ^And the children of Benja- 
min did not drive out the Jebusites 
that inhabited Jerusalem; but the 
Jebusites dwelt with the children of 
Benjamin in Jerusalem, unto this day. 

^And the house of Joseph, they also 
went up against Beth-el; and the 
LORD was with them. ^And the house 
of Joseph sent to spy out Beth-el 
now the name of the city before- 
time was Luz. ^And the watchers 
saw a man come forth out of the city, 
and they said unto him: 'Show us, 
we pray thee, the entrance into the 
city, and we will deal kindly with thee. ; 
28 And he showed them the entrance 
into the city, and they smote the city 
with the edge of the sword; but they 
let the man go and all his family. 
26 And the man went into the land of 
the Hittites, and built a city, and 
called the name thereof Luz, which 
is the name thereof unto this day. 

27 And Manasseh did not drive out 
the inhabitants of Beth-shean and 
its towns, nor of Taanach and its 
towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor 
and its towns, nor the inhabitants 
of Ibleam and its towns, nor the in- 
habitants of Megiddo and its towns; 
but the Canaanites were resolved to 
dwell in that land. 28 And it came to 
pass, when Israel was waxen strong, 
that they put the Canaanites to task- 
work, but did in no wise drive them 
out. 

29 And Ephraim drove not out the 
Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but 
the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among 
them. 



30 Zebulun drove not out the in- 
habitants of Kitron, nor the inhabit- 
ants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites 
dwelt among them, and became trib- 
utary. 

31 Asher drove not out the inhabit- 
ants of Acco, nor the inhabitants of 
Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, 
nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of 
Rehob; ^but the Asherites dwelt 
among the Canaanites, the inhabitants 
of the land; for they did not drive 
them out. - 

^Naphtali drove not out the in- 
habitants of Beth-sheme.sh, nor the in- 
habitants of Beth-anath; but he dwelt 
among the Canaanites, the inhabitants 
of the land; nevertheless the inhabit- 
ants of Beth-shemesh and of Beth- 
anath became tributary unto them. 

34 And the Amorites forced the chil- 
dren of Dan into the hill-country; for 
they would not suffer them to come 
down to the valley. 85 But the Amor- 
ites were resolved to dwell in Har- 
heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim; 
yet the hand of the house of Joseph 
prevailed, so that they became trib- 
utary. 36 And the border of the Amor- 
ites was from the ascent of Akrab- 
bim, from Sela, and upward. 
O And the angel of the LORD came 

up from Gilgal to Bochim. And 
he said : ' . . . I made you to go up out of 
Egypt, and have brought you unto 
the land which I swore unto your 
fathers; and I said: I will never 
break My covenant with you; 2 and 
ye shall make no covenant with the 
inhabitants of this land; ye shall 
break down their altars; but ye have 
not hearkened unto My voice; what 
is this ye have done? 3 Wherefore I 
also said: I will not drive them out 
from before you; but they shall be 
unto you as snares, and their gods 
shall be a trap unto you.' 4 And it 



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3.2 



came to pass, when the angel of the 
LORD spoke these words unto all the 
children of Israel, that the people 
lifted up their voice, and wept. 6 Ajad 
they called the name of that place 
a Bochim; and they sacrificed there 
unto the LORD. 

6 Now when Joshua had sent the 
people away, the children of Israel 
went every man unto his inheritance 
to possess the land. 7 And the people 
served the LORD all the days of Joshua, 
and all the days of the elders that out- 
lived Joshua, who had seen all the 
great work of the LORD, that He had 
wrought for Israel. 8 And Joshua the 
son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, 
died, being a hundred and ten years 
old. 9 And they buried him in the bor- 
der of his inheritance in Timnath- 
heres, in the hill-country of Ephraim, 
on the north of the mountain of Gaash. 
10 And also all that generation were 
gathered unto their fathers; and there 
arose another generation after them, 
that knew not the LORD, nor yet the 
work which He had wrought for Israel. 

u And the children of Israel did that 
which was evil in the sight of the 
LORD, and served the Baalim. "And 
they forsook the LORD, the God of 
"their f athers^who brought them out of 
the land of 
gods, of the 



, and followed other 
of the peoples that 
were 'round libout them, and wor- 
shipped them; and they provoked 
the LORD. 13 And they forsook the 
LORD, and served Baal and the Ash- 
taroth. 14 And the anger of the LORD 
was kindled against Israel, and He 
delivered them into the hands of 
spoilers that spoiled them, and He 
gave them over into the hands of their 
enemies round about, so that they 
could not any longer stand before their 
enemies. "Whithersoever they went 
out, the hand of the LORD, was against 



them for evil, as the LORD had spoken, 
and as the LORD had sworn unto them; 
and they were sore distressed. 16 And 
the LORD raised up judges, who saved 
them out of the hand of those that 
spoiled them. 17 And yet they heark- 
ened not unto their judges, for they 
went astray after other gods, and 
worshipped them; they turned aside 
quickly out of the way wherein their 
fathers walked, obeying the com- 
mandments of the LORD; they did not 
so. 18 And when the LORD raised them 
up judges, then the LORD was with 
the judge, and saved them out of the 
hand of their enemies all the days 
of the judge; for it repented the LORD 
because of their groaning by reason 
of them that oppressed them and 
crushed them. 19 But it came to pass, 
when the judge was dead, that they 
turned back, and dealt more corruptly 
than their fathers, in following other 
gods to serve them, and to worship 
them; they left nothing undone of 
their practices, nor of their stubborn 
way. 20 And the anger of the LORD 
was kindled against Israel; and He 
said : ' Because this nation have trans- 
gressed My covenant which I com- 
manded their fathers, and have not 
hearkened unto My voice; 21 I also 
will not henceforth drive out any from 
before them of the nations that 
Joshua left when he died; 22 that by 
them I may prove Israel, whether 
they will keep the way of the LORD 
to walk therein, as their fathers did 
keep it, or not/ ^So the LORD left 
those nations, without driving them 
put hastily; neither delivered He them 
into the hand of Joshua. 
Q Now these are the nations which 
the LORD left, to prove Israel by 
them, even as many as had not known 
all the wars of Canaan; 2 only that the 
generations of the children of Israel 



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might know, to teach, them war, a 
the least such as beforetime knew 
nothing thereof; 3 namely, the five 
lords of the Philistines, and all th 
Canaanites, and the Zidonians, anc 
the Hivites that dwelt in mount 
Lebanon, from mount Baal-hermon 
unto the entrance of Hamath. 4 And 
they were there, to prove Israel by 
them, to know whether they woulc 
hearken unto the commandments o: 
the LORD, which He commanded their 
fathers^ by the hand of Moses. 5 And 
the children of Israel dwelt among 
the Canaanites, the Hittites, and the 
Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the 
Hivites, and the Jebusites; 6 and they 
took then* daughters to be their wives, 
and gave their own daughters to then- 
sons, and served their gods. 

7 And the children of Israel did that 
which was evil in the sight of the 
LORD, and forgot the LORD their God, 
and served the Baalim and the Ashe- 
roth. therefore the anger of the 
LORD was kindled against Israel, and 
He gave them over into the hand of 
Cushan-rishathaim king of Aram- 
naharaim; and the children of Is- 
rael served Cushan-rishathaim eight 
years* 9 And when the children of 
Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD 
raised up a saviour to the children of 
Israel, who saved them, even Othniel 
the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger 
brother. 10 And the spirit of the LORD 
came upon him, and he judged Israel; 
and he went out to war, and the LORD 
delivered Cushan-rishathaim king of 
Aram into his hand; and his hand 
prevailed against Cushan-rishathaim. 
"And the land had rest forty years. 
And Othniel the son of Kenaz died. 

12 And the children of Israel again 
did that which was evil in the sight 
of the LORD; and the LORD strength- 
ened Eglon the king of Moab against 



Israel, because they had done that 
which was evil in thesightpf the LORD. 
13 And he gathered unto him the chil- 
dren of Ammon and Amalek; and he 
went and smote Israel, and they pos- 
sessed the city of palm-trees. 14 And 
the children of Israel served Eglon 
the king of Moab eighteen years. "But 
when the children of Israel cried unto 
the LORD, the LORD raised them up a 
saviour, Ehud the son of Gera, the 
Benjamite, a man left-handed; and 
the children of Israel sent a present 
by him unto Eglon the king of Moab. 
16 And Ehud made him a sword which 
had two edges, of a cubit length; and 
he girded it under his raiment upon 
his right thigh. "And he offered the 
present unto Eglon king of Moab 
now Eglon was a very fat man. 18 And 
when he had made an end of offering 
the present, he sent away the people 
that bore the present. 19 But he him- 
self turned back from the quarries 
that were by Gilgal, and said: 'I 
have a secret errand unto thee, O 
king.' And he said: 'Keep silence/ 
And all that stood by him went out 
from him. 20 And Ehud came unto 
him; and he was sitting by himself 
alone in his cool upper chamber. And 
Ehud said: 'I have a message from 
Grod unto thee.' And he arose out of 
ais seat. 21 And Ehud put forth his 
.eft hand, and took the sword from 
us right thigh, and thrust it into his 
belly. 22 And the haft also went in 
after the blade; and the fat closed 
upon the blade, for he drew not the 
sword, out of his belly; and it came 
out behind. 23 Then Ehud went forth 
nto the porch, and shut the doors of 
the upper chamber upon him, and 
ocked them. ^Now when he was 
*one out, his servants came; and they 
aw, and, behold, the doors of the 
upper chamber were locked; and they 



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said: 'Surely he is covering his feet 
in the cabinet of the cool chamber/ 
2b And they tarried till they were 
ashamed; and, behold, he opened not 
the doors of the upper chamber; there- 
fore they took the key, and opened 
them; and, behold, their lord was 
fallen down dead on the earth. 26 And 
Ehud escaped while they lingered, 
having passed beyond the quarries, 
and escaped unto Seirah. 27 And it 
came to pass, when he was come, that 
he blew a horn in the hill-country of 
Ephraim, and the children of Israel 
went down with him from the hill- 
country, and he before them. 28 And 
he said unto them: ' Follow af ter me; 
for the LORD hath delivered your en- 
emies the Moabites into your hand.' 
And they went down after him, and 
took the fords of the Jordan against 
the Moabites, and suffered not a man 
to pass over. 29 And they smote of 
Moab at that time about ten thousand 
men, every lusty man, and every man 
of valour; and there escaped not a 
man. 30 So Moab was subdued that 
day under the hand of Israel. And 
the land had rest fourscore years. 

81 And after him was Shamgar the 
son of Anath, who smote of the Phi- 
listines six hundred men with an ox- 
goad; and he also saved Israel. 
A And the children of Israel again 
- 1 - did that which was evil in the 
sight of the LORD, when Ehud was 
dead. 2 And the LORD gave them over 
into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, 
that reigned in Hazor; the captain of 
whose host was Sisera, who dwelt in 
Harosheth-goiim. 3 And the children 
of Israel cried unto the LORD; for he 
had nine hundred chariots of iron; 
and twenty years he mightily op- 
pressed the children of Israel. 

4 Now Deborah, a prophetess, the 
wife of Lappidoth, she judged Israel 



at that time. 5 And she sat tinder the 
palm-tree of Deborah between Hamah 
and Beth-el in the hill-country of 
Ephraim; and the children of Israel 
came up to her for judgment. 6 And 
she sent and called Barak the son of 
Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtaH, and 
said unto him: 'Hath not the LORD, 
the God of Israel, commanded, saying: 
Go and draw toward mount Tabor, 
and take with thee ten thousand men 
of the children of Naphtali and of the 
children of Zebulun? 7 And I will draw 
unto thee to the brook Kishon Sisera, 
the captain of Jabin's army, with his 
chariots and his multitude; and I will 
deliver him into thy hand/ 8 And 
Barak said unto her: 'If thou wilt 
go with me, then I will go; but if thou 
wilt not go with me, I will not go.' 
9 And she said: 'I will surely go with 
thee; notwithstanding the journey 
that thou takest shall not be for thy 
honour; for the LORD will give Sisera 
over into the hand of a woman/ And 
Deborah arose, and went with Barak 
to Kedesh. 10 And Barak called Zeb- 
ulun and Naphtali together to Ke- 
desh; and there went up" ten thousand 
men at his feet; and Deborah went up 
with him. 

u Now Heber the Kenite had sev- 
ered himself from the Kenites, even 
from the children of Hobab the father- 
in-law of Moses, and had pitched his 
tent as far as Elon-bezaanannim, which 
is by Kedesh. 

^And they told Sisera that Barak 
the son of Abinoam was gone up to 
mount Tabor. ^And Sisera gathered 
together all his chariots, even nine 
hundred chariots of iron, and all the 
people that were with him, from 
Harosheth-goiim, unto the brook Ki- 
shon. 14 And Deborah said unto Barak: 
'Up; for this is the day in which the 
LORD hath delivered Sisera into thy 



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hand: is not the LORD gone out before 
thee?' So Barak went down from 
mount Tabor, and ten thousand men 
after him. 15 And the LORD discom- 
fited Sisera, and all his chariots, and 
all his host, with the edge of the sword 
before Barak; and Sisera alighted 
from his chariot, and fled away on 
his feet. 16 But Barak pursued after 
the chariots, and after the host, unto 
Harosheth-goiim; and all the host of 
Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; 
there was not a man left. 

17 Howbeit Sisera fled away on his 
feet to the tent of Jael the wife of He- 
ber the Kenite; for there was peace 
between Jabm the king of Hazor and 
the house of Heber the Kenite. 18 And 
Jael went out to meet Sisera, and 
said unto him : ' Turn in, my lord, turn 
in to me; fear not/ And he turned 
in unto her into the tent, and she cov- 
ered him with a rug 19 And he said 
unto her: f Give me, I pray thee, a 
little water to drink; for I am thirsty. ' 
And she opened a bottle of milk, and 
gave Mm drink, and covered him. 
20 And he said unto her: 'Stand in the 
door of the tent, and it shall be, when 
any man doth come and inquire of 
thee, and say: Is there any man 
here? that thou shalt say: No.' 
21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent- 
pin, and took a hammer in her hand, 
and went softly unto him, and smote 
the pin into his temples, and it pierced 
through into the ground; for he was 
in a deep sleep; so he swooned and 
died. 22 And, behold, as Barak pur- 
sued Sisera, Jael came out to meet 
him, and said unto- him: 'Come, and 
I will show thee the man whom thou 
seekest.' And he came unto her; and, 
behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent- 
pin was in his temples. ^So God sub- 
dued on that day Jabm the king of 
Canaan before the children of Israel. 



M And the hand of the children of Is- 
rael prevailed more and more against 
Jabin the king of Canaan, until they 
had destroyed Jabm king of Canaan. 

EJ Then sang Deborah and Barak 
the son of Abinoam on that day, 

2 When men let grow their hair in 

Israel, 
When the people offer themselves 

willingly, 

Bless ye the LORD. 
3 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, ye 

princes, 

I, unto the LORD will I sing; 
I will sing praise to the LORD, the 

God of Israel. 

4 LoRD, when Thou didst go forth 
out of Seir, 

When Thou didst march out of the 
field of Edom, 

The earth trembled, the heavens 
also dropped, 

Yea, the clouds dropped water. 

The mountains quaked at the pres- 
ence of the LORD, 

Even yon Sinai at the presence 
of the LORD, the God of Israel. 

6 In the days of Shamgar the son of 

Anath, 
In the days of Jael, the highways 



And the travellers walked through 

byways. v 
7 The rulers ceased in Israel, they 



Until that thou didst arise, Deborah, 
That thou didst arise a mother in 

Israel. 

8 They chose new gods; 
Then was war in the gates; 
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9 My heart is toward the governors 

of Israel, 
That offered themselves willingly 

among the people. 
Bless ye the LORD. 
10 Ye that ride on white asses, 
Ye that sit on rich cloths, 
And ye that walk by the way, tell 

of it; 
"Louder than the voice of archers, 

by the watering-troughs! 
There shall they rehearse the right- 
eous acts of the LORD, 
Even the righteous acts of His rulers 

in Israel. 
Then the people of the LORD went 

down to the gates. 

12 A wake, awake, Deborah; 
Awake, awake, utter a song; 
Arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity 

captive, thou son of Abinoam. 
13 Then made He a remnant to have 
dominion over the nobles and the 
people; 
The LORD made me have dominion 

over the mighty. 
14 Out of Ephraim came they whose 

root is in Amalek; 
After thee, Benjamin, among thy 

peoples; 

Out of Machir came down governors, 
And out of Zebulun they that handle 

the marshal's staff. 
15 And the princes of Issachar were 

with Deborah; 

As was Issachar, so was Barak; 
Into the valley they rushed forth 

at his feet. 

Among the divisions of Reuben 
There were great resolves of heart. 
16 Why sattest thou among the sheep- 
folds, 

To hear the pipings for the flocks? 
At the divisions of Reuben 
There were great searchings of heart. 
17 Gilead abode beyond the Jordan; 



And Dan, why doth he sojourn by 

the ships? 

Asher dwelt at the shore of the sea, 
And abideth by its bays. 
18 Zebulun is a people that jeoparded 

their lives unto the death, 
And Naphtali, upon the high places 

of the field. 

19 The kings came, they fought; 
Then fought the kings of Canaan, 
In Taanach by the waters of Megid- 

do; 

They took no gain of money. 
20 They fought from heaven, 
The stars in their courses fought 

against Sisera. 

21 The brook Kishon swept them away, 
That ancient brook, the brook Ki- 
shon. 
my soul, tread them down with 

strength. 

^Then did the horsehoofs stamp 
By reason of the prancings, the 

prancings of their mighty ones. 
251 Curse ye Meroz', said the angel of 

the LORD, 
'Curse ye bitterly the inhabitants 

thereof, 
Because they came not to the help 

of the LORD, 
To the help of the LORD against 

the mighty.' 

^Blessed above women shall Jael be, 
The wife of Heber the Kenite, 
Above women in the tent shall she 

be blessed. 

25 Water he asked, milk she gave him; 
In a lordly bowl she brought him 

curd. 

26 Her hand she put to the tent-pin, 
And her right hand to the work- 
men's hammer; 

And with the hammer she smote 
Sisera, she smote through his head, 
Yea, she pierced and struck through 
his temples. 



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27 At her feet he sunk, he fell, he lay, 
At her feet he sunk, he fell; 
Where he sunk, there he fell down 
dead 

28 Through the window she looked 
forth, and peered, 

The mother of Sisera, through the 
lattice: 

1 Why is his chariot so long in com- 
ing? 

Why tarry the wheels of his char- 
iots?' 

M The wisest of her princesses answer 
her, 

Yea, she returneth answer to herself 
3 'Are they not finding, are they not 
dividing the spoil? 

A damsel, two damsels to every 
man; 

To Sisera a spoil of dyed garments, 

A spoil of dyed garments of em- 
broidery, 

Two dyed garments of broidery 
for the neck of every spoiler?' 

a So perish all Thine enemies, LORD; 
But they that love Him be as the 

sun when he goeth forth in his 

might. 

And the land had rest forty years. 
ft And the children of Israel did that 
which was evil in the sight of the 
LOBD; and the LORD delivered them 
into the hand of Midian seven years. 
2 And the hand of Midian prevailed 
against Israel; and because of Midian 
the children of Israel made them the 
dens which are in the mountains, and 
the caves, and the strongholds. 8 And 
so it was, when Israel had sown, that 
the Midianites came up, and the 
Amalekites, and the children of the 
east; they came up against them; 
4 and they encamped against them, and 
destroyed the produce of the earth, 
till thou come unto Gaza, and left no 



sustenance in Israel, neither sheep, 
nor ox, nor ass. 5 For they came up 
with their cattle and their tents, and 
they came in as locusts for multitude; 
both they and their camels were with- 
out number; and they came into the 
land to destroy it. 6 And Israel was 
brought very low because of Midian; 
and the children of Israel cried unto 
the LORD. 

7 And it came to pass, when the 
children of Israel cried unto the LORD 
because of Midian, 8 that the LORD 
sent a prophet unto the children of 
Israel; and he said unto them: 'Thus 
saith the LORD, the God of Israel: I 
brought you up from Egypt, and 
brought you forth out of the house of 
bondage; 9 and I delivered you out of 
the hand of the Egyptians, and out 
of the hand of all that oppressed you, 
and drove them out from before you, 
and gave you their land. 10 And I 
said unto you: I am the LORD your 
God; ye shall not fear the gods of the 
Amorites, in whose land ye dwell; 
but ye have not hearkened unto My 
voice.' 

""And the angel of the LORD came, 
and sat under the terebinth which was 
in Ophrah, that belonged unto Joash 
the Abiezrite; and his son Gideon was 
beating ^ out wheat in the winepress, 
to hide it from the Midianites. 12 And 
the angel of the LORD appeared unto 
him, and said 'unto him: 'The LORD 
is with thee, thou mighty man of 
valour.' ^And Gideon said unto him: 
'Oh, my lord, if the LORD be with us, 
wny then is all this befallen us? and 
where are all His wondrous , works 
which our fathers told us of, saying: 
Did not the LORD bring us up from 
Egypt? but now the LORD hath cast - 
us off, and delivered us into the hand 
of Midian.' 14 And the LORD turned 
towards him, and said: 'Go in this 



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thy might, and save Israel from the 
hand of Midian; have not I sent thee?' 
15 And he said unto him: 'Oh, my 
lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? 
behold, my family is the poorest in 
Manasseh, and I am the least in my 
father's house.' "And. the LORD said 
unto him: ' Surely I will be with thee, 
and thou shalt smite the Midianites 
as one man.' 17 And he said unto him: 
'If now I have found favour in thy 
sight, then show me a sign that it is 
thou that talkest with me. "Depart 
not hence, I pray thee, until I come 
unto thee, and bring forth my present, 
and lay it before thee ' And he said: 
*I will tarry until thou come back/ 
19 And Gideon went in, and made ready 
a kid, and unleavened cakes of an 
ephah of meal; the flesh he put in a 
basket, and he put the broth in a pot, 
and brought it out unto him under 
the terebinth, and presented it. 20 And 
the angel of God said unto him: 'Take 
the flesh and the unleavened cakes, 
and lay them upon this rock, and 
pour out the broth.' And he did so. 
^-Then the angel of the LORD put 
forth the end of the staff that was in 
his hand, and touched the flesh and 
the unleavened cakes; and there went 
up fire out of the rock, and consumed 
the flesh, and the unleavened cakes: 



and thfrgiigel of the LORD departed 
out of his sight. ^And Gideon saw 
that he was the angel of the LORD; 
and Gideon said: 'Alas, O Lord GOD! 
forasmuch as I have seen the angel of 
the LORD face to f ace. J ^And the LORD 
said unto him: 'Peace be unto thee; 
fear not; thou shalt not die.' M Then 
Gideon built an altar there unto the 
LORD, and called it a 'Adpnai-shalom'; 
unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of 
the Abiezrites. 

25 And it came to pass the same night, ^ , 

that the LORD said unto him: 'Take the valley of JeireeL M But the spirit 

That is, The LORD \s peace. bThat is, Let Baal contend. 
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thy father's bullock, and the second 
bullock of seven years old, and throw 
down the altar of Baal that thy father 
hath, and cut down the Asherah that 
is by it; 26 and build an altar unto the 
LORD thy God upon the top of this 
stronghold, in the ordered place, and 
take the second bullock, and offer a 
burnt-offering with the wood of the 
Asherah which thou shalt cut down/ 
27 Then Gideon took ten men of his 
servants, and did as the LORD had 
spoken unto him; and it came to pass, 
because he feared his father's house- 
hold and the men of the city, so that 
he could not do it by day, that he did 
it by night. 28 And when the men of 
the city arose early in the morning, 
behold, the altar of Baal was broken 
down, and the Asherah was cut down 
that was by it, and the second bullock 
was offered upon the altar that was 
built. 29 And they said one to another: 
'Who hath done this thing?' And 
when they inquired and asked, they 
said : ' Gideon the son of Joash hath done 
this thing.' 30 Then the men of the city 
said unto Joash: 'Bring out thy son, 
that he may die; because he hath 
broken down the altar of Baal, and 
because he hath cut down the Asherah 
that was by it.' 31 And Joash said unto 
all that stood against him: 'Will ye 
contend for Baal? or will ye save him? 
he that will contend for him, shall be 



)ut to death before morning; if he 
a god, let him contend for him- 
self, because one hath broken down 
his altar.' 32 Therefore on that day 
he was called b Jerubbaal, saying: 'Let 
Baal contend against him, because he 
hath broken down his altar/ 

all the Midianites and the 
Amalekites and the children of the 
east assembled themselves together; 
and they passed over, and pitched in 



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of the LORD clothed Gideon; and he 
blew a horn; and Abiezer was gathered 
together after him. 35 And he sent 
messengers throughout all Manasseh; 
and they also were gathered together 
after him; and he sent messengers un- 
to Asher, and unto Zebulun, and unto 
Naphtali; and they came up to meet 
them. 36 And Gideon said unto God: 
If Thou wilt save Israel by my hand, 
as Thou hast spoken, 37 behold, I will 
put a fleece of wool on the threshing- 
floor ; if there be dew on the fleece only, 
and it be dry upon all the ground, then 
shall I know that Thou wilt save Israel 
by my hand, as Thou hast spoken/ 
38 And it was so; for he rose up early 
on the morrow, and pressed the fleece 
together, and wrung dew out of the 
fleece, a bowlful of water. 39 And Gid- 
eon said unto God: 'Let not Thine 
anger be kindled against me, and I 
will speak but this once: let me make 
trial, I pray Thee, but this once with 
the fleece; let it now be dry only upon 
the fleece, and upon all the ground 
let there be dew/ 40 And God did so 
that night; for it was dry upon the 
fleece only, and there was dew on all 
the ground. 

n Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, 
* and all the people that were with 
him, rose up early, and pitched be- 
side En-harod; and the camp of Mid- 
ian was on the north side of them, by 
Gibeath-moreh, in the valley. 

2 And the LORD said unto Gideon: 
'The people that are with thee are 
too many for Me to give the Midian- 
ites into their hand, lest Israel vaunt 
themselves against Me, saying: Mine 
own hand hath saved me. 3 Now 
therefore make proclamation in the 
ears of the people, saying: Whoso- 
ever is fearful and trembling, let him 
return and depart early from mount 
Gilead.' And there returned of the 



people twenty and two thousand; and 
there remained ten thousand. 

4 And the LORD said unto Gideon* 
'The people are yet too many; bring 
them down unto the water, and I 
will try them for thee there; and it 
shall be, that of whom I say unto 
thee: This shall go with thee, the 
same shall go with thee; and of whom- 
soever I say unto thee: This shall 
not go with thee, the same shall not 
go.' 5 So he brought down the people 
unto the water; and the LORD said 
unto Gideon: ' Every one that lap- 
peth of the water with his tongue, as 
a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by 
himself; likewise every one that bow- 
eth down upon his knees to drink.' 
6 And the number of them that lapped, 
putting their hand to their mouth, 
was three hundred men; but all the 
rest of the people bowed down upon 
thei