The Holy Bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translated by the

Central Highlands Congregation of God

 

 

 

 

Published by

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First Edition Copyright © 2009

Second Edition Copyright © 2014

Third Edition Copyright © 2020

Revised June 1st

 

 

 

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This edition is based on the Aramaic Peshitta New Covenant as we believe it is the authentic text of the New Covenant, recording the words of Jeshua (Jesus) and His disciples in their own language.  Peshitta means ‘simple’ or ‘plain’, signifying that is it the straightforward, unembellished text.  The fully pointed Aramaic Peshitta of Ewan MacLeod, the Aramaic-English Interlinear Peshittas of Glenn David Bauscher and Paul Younan and the Peshitta translations of John Etheridge, James Murdock, George Lamsa, Glenn Bauscher, Andrew Roth and Janet Magiera have been frequently used as references.  Greek manuscripts and translations are used as guides to the Peshitta where useful.  This edition is a New Covenant conversion to the Peshitta, incorporating the Peshitta’s use of Lord Jah and its extensive personalising of our relationship with our God, referring to Him as my Lord, our Lord, etc.

 

The Masoretic Hebrew Old Covenant is usually used as the authoritative text of the Old Covenant, but the Aramaic OC Peshitta and Greek Septuagint are occasionally used to correct errant verses in the Masoretic text.  This OC version is often based on Green’s Interlinear Bible, the Literal KJ3 and New King James translations.

 

 

The Holy Bible

(Books Arranged in Their Original Order)

 

Table of Contents

The Old Covenants

Division One

The Books of Moses

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Division Two

The Former Prophets

Jehoshua ()

Judges

Books of the Kingdoms

First Samuel

Second Samuel

First Kings

Second Kings

The Major Prophets

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Ezekiel

The Minor Prophets

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi

Division Three

The Writings

Psalms

Proverbs

Job

Song of Solomon

Ruth

Lamentations

Ecclesiastes

Esther

Daniel

Ezra

Nehemiah

First Chronicles

Second Chronicles

The New Covenant

Division Four

The Good News

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts

Division Five

The General Letters

Jacob ()

First Peter

Second Peter

First John

Second John

Third John

Jude

Division Six

The Letters of Paul

Romans

First Corinthians

Second Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

First Thessalonians

Second Thessalonians

Hebrews

First Timothy

Second Timothy

Titus

Philemon

Division Seven

Revelation

Appendices

Appendix 1: Where Jehovah is Fully Vocalised

Appendix 2: Hebrew Fragments of Luke and John

Appendix 3: Masoretic Deletions of Jehovah

Appendix 4: Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Texts of the Old Covenant

Appendix 5: Baal and LORD

Appendix 6: Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Fonts

 

 

The Holy Bible  CHCoG Version

Book Order and Abbreviations

Old Covenants

Genesis………………..…Gen

Exodus…………...………Exo

Leviticus……………….…Lev

Numbers………………….Num

Deuteronomy……..………Deu

 

Jehoshua (Jeshua)……...…Jes

Judges……………….……Jud

First Samuel……………...1Sa

Second Samue……………2Sa

First Kings……….………1Ki

 

Second Kings……….……2Ki

Isaiah………………..……Isa

Jeremiah………………….Jer

Ezekiel…………...………Eze

Hosea…………….………Hos

 

Joel…………...…..………Joe

Amos…………..…………Amo

Obadiah…………………..Oba

Jonah………………..……Jon

Micah……………….……Mic

 

Nahum……………...……Nah

Habakkuk……...…………Hab

Zephaniah………………...Zep

Haggai……………………Hag

Zechariah…………………Zec

 

Malachi…………………..Mal

Psalms……………………Psa

Proverbs………………….Pro

Job………………………..Job

Song of Solomon…………Son

 

Ruth………………………Rut

Lamentations……………..Lam

Ecclesiastes………………Ecc

 

Esther…………………….Est

Daniel……………………Dan

Ezra……………………...Ezr

Nehemiah………………..Neh

First Chronicles………….1Ch

Second Chronicles……….2Ch

 

New Covenant

Matthew………………....Mat

Mark……………………..Mar

Luke……………………...Luk

John……………………….Joh

 

Acts……………………...Act

Jacob (James)…………….Jac

First Peter………………..1Pe

Second Peter……………..2Pe

First John…………………1Jo

 

Second John……………...2Jo

Third John………………..3Jo

Jude……………………...Jude

Romans………………….Rom

First Corinthians…………1Co

 

Second Corinthians……..2Co

Galatians…………………Gal

Ephesians………………..Eph

Philippians……………….Phi

Colossians………………..Col

 

First Thessalonians………1Th

Second Thessalonians…….2Th

Hebrews………………….Heb

First Timothy……………...1Ti

Second Timothy…………...2Ti

 

Titus……………………....Tit

Philemon…………………Phm

Revelation………………..Rev

 

The Old Covenants

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Division One

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The Books of Moses

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Genesis

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,1
Gen 1:2  and the earth was formless and empty,2 and darkness was on the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God hovered on the face of the waters.3

Gen 1:3  And God said, “Let there be light.”  And there was light.

Gen 1:4  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.4

Gen 1:5  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.  And there was evening and there was morning: Day One.

Gen 1:6  And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

Gen 1:7  And God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse.  And it was so.5
Gen 1:8  And God called the expanse Heaven.6  And there was evening and there was morning: Second Day.7

Gen 1:9  And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be collected into one region, and let the dry land be seen.”  And it was so.

Gen 1:10  And God called the dry land Earth and the collection of the waters He called Seas,8 and God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:11  And God said, “Let there spring forth on the earth grass, the plant yielding seed after its kind, and the fruit tree making fruit after its kind, in which is its seed, upon the earth.”  And it was so.

Gen 1:12  And the earth brought forth grass, the plant yielding seed after its kind, and the tree yielding fruit in which is its seed after its kind, and God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:13  And there was evening and there was morning: Third Day.

Gen 1:14  And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens1 to divide between the day and the night; and let them be for signs, and for appointed times, and for days, and years:

Gen 1:15  “And let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.”  And it was so.

Gen 1:16  And God made two great lights and the stars: the greater light for ruling the day, and the lesser light for ruling the night.2

Gen 1:17  And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth,

Gen 1:18  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.

Gen 1:19  And there was evening and there was morning: Fourth Day.

Gen 1:20  Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let flying creatures fly above the earth across the face of the expanse of the heavens.”

Gen 1:21  God created great sea dragons3 and every living soul that moves,4 which the waters swarmed with, according to their kind, and every winged flying creature according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:22  And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and become many, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the flying creatures multiply on the earth.”

Gen 1:23  And there was evening and there was morning: Fifth Day.

Gen 1:24  Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth live souls, each after its kind: livestock and creeping things and its beasts of the earth, each after its kind.”  And it was so.

Gen 1:25  So God made the beasts of the earth after their kinds, livestock after their kinds, and everything that creeps on the earth after their kinds.  And God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:26  Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;5 and let them rule over the fish of the sea, over the flying creatures of the heavens, and over the livestock, and over all the earth and over all the creeping things that creep on the earth.”
Gen 1:27  So God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.6
Gen 1:28  Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; rule over the fish of the sea, and over the flying creatures of the heaven, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”1

Gen 1:29  And God said, “See, I have given to you every plant that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; it shall be for food for you.

Gen 1:30  “Also, to every beast of the earth, to every flying creature of the heavens, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green plant for food.”  And it was so.

Gen 1:31  Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.  And there was evening and there was morning:  The Sixth Day.

Gen 2:1  Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished.1

Gen 2:2  And by the seventh day God had completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

Gen 2:3  Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because He rested from all His work in it, which He2 had created and made.
Gen 2:4  This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created,3 in the days that Jehovah4 God5 made the earth and the heavens,6

Gen 2:5  before any bush of the field was in the earth and before any plant of the field had grown.  For Jehovah God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;

Gen 2:6  but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

Gen 2:7  And Jehovah God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living soul.7
Gen 2:8  Jehovah God planted the Paradise of Eden8 to the east, and He put the man whom He had formed there.
Gen 2:9  And out of the earth Jehovah God had made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food.  The tree of life was in the midst of  Paradise and also the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.9

Gen 2:10  Now a river went out of Eden to water Paradise and from there it parted and became four riverheads.

Gen 2:11  The name of the first was Pishon;10 it was the one which skirted the whole land of Havilah,11 where there was gold.

Gen 2:12  And the gold of that land was good.  Bdellium and the onyx stone were there.

Gen 2:13  The name of the second river was Gihon;1 it was the one which went around the whole land of Cush.2
Gen 2:14  The name of the third river was Hiddekel;3 it was the one which went toward the east of Assur.4  The fourth river was the Euphrates.5
Gen 2:15  Then Jehovah God took the man and settled him in the Paradise of Pleasure to tend and keep it.6

Gen 2:16  And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree in Paradise you may freely eat;

Gen 2:17  “but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it, dying you shall die.”7

Gen 2:18  And Jehovah God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

Gen 2:19  Out of the earth Jehovah God had formed every beast of the field and every flying creature of heaven.  He brought them to Adam8 to see what he would call them.  And whatever Adam called each living soul, that was its name.

Gen 2:20  So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the flying creatures of the heavens, and to every beast of the field.  But a helper comparable to Adam was not found for him there.

Gen 2:21  And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.

Gen 2:22  Then the rib which Jehovah God had taken from the man He built into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

Gen 2:23  And Adam said: “This time, this one is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called Woman, because this one was taken out of Man.”9
Gen 2:24  Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.10

Gen 2:25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed.

Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made.11  And the serpent12 said to the woman, “Truly, has God said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of Paradise’?”

Gen 3:2  And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of Paradise;

Gen 3:3  “but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of Paradise, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

Gen 3:4  And the serpent said to the woman, “Dying, you will not die.1

Gen 3:5  “For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Gen 3:6  So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate.  She also gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.

Gen 3:7  Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.

Gen 3:8  And they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in Paradise in the afternoon breeze of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face of Jehovah God among the trees of Paradise.

Gen 3:9  Then Jehovah God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you, Adam?”

Gen 3:10  So he said, “I heard Your voice in Paradise, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

Gen 3:11  And He said, “Who told you that you were naked?  Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”

Gen 3:12  Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.”

Gen 3:13  And Jehovah God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”  And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”2
Gen 3:14  So Jehovah3 God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; you shall go on your belly, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall crush your head, and you shall crush His heel.”4
Gen 3:16  To the woman He said: “I will greatly increase your hardship in your pregnancy; you shall bring forth children in pain.  Your craving shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”5

Gen 3:17  Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; you shall eat of it with toil all the days of your life.

Gen 3:18  It shall bring forth both thorns and thistles for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field.6
Gen 3:19 You shall eat bread in the sweat of your face until you return to the ground, for you were taken out of it; for you are dust, and you shall return to dust.”1
Gen 3:20  And Adam called his wife’s name Chavvah,2 because she was the mother of all who live.

Gen 3:21  Jehovah God also made tunics of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

Gen 3:22  Then Jehovah God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil.  And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”;3
Gen 3:23  therefore Jehovah God sent him out of the Paradise of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.4
Gen 3:24  So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the Paradise of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.5
Gen 4:1  Now Adam knew his wife Chavvah, and she conceived and bore Cain,6 and said, “I have gotten a man from Jehovah.”
Gen 4:2  Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel.7  Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Gen 4:3  And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to Jehovah.

Gen 4:4  Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat.  And Jehovah respected Abel and his offering,8

Gen 4:5  but He did not respect Cain and his offering.  And Cain was very angry, and his face fell.

Gen 4:6  So Jehovah said to Cain, “Why are you angry?  And why has your face fallen?

Gen 4:7  “If you do well, will you not be accepted?  And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door.  And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

Gen 4:8  Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose against Abel his brother and killed him.9

Gen 4:9  Then Jehovah said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?”  And he said, “I do not know.  Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Gen 4:10  And He said, “What have you done?  The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.

Gen 4:11  “So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.10

Gen 4:12  “When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you.  You shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth.”

Gen 4:13  And Cain said to Jehovah, “The punishment for my iniquity is greater than I can bear!

Gen 4:14  “Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face.  I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and it will come to pass that anyone who finds me will kill me.”

Gen 4:15  And Jehovah said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.”  And Jehovah set a sign on Cain, lest anyone finding him should slay him.

Gen 4:16  Then Cain went out from the face of Jehovah and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.1
Gen 4:17  And Cain knew his wife,2 and she conceived and bore Enoch.  And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son; Enoch.

Gen 4:18  To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael, and Methushael begot Lamech.

Gen 4:19  Then Lamech took for himself two wives: the name of one was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah.

Gen 4:20  And Adah bore Jabal.  He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.

Gen 4:21  His brother’s name was Jubal.  He was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipes.

Gen 4:22  And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every craftsman in bronze and iron.  And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.3

Gen 4:23  Then Lamech said to his wives: “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; O wives of Lamech, listen to my speech!  For I have killed a man for wounding me, even a young man for hurting me.

Gen 4:24  If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-seven fold.”

Gen 4:25  And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, “For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.”

Gen 4:26  And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he called his name Enosh.  Then men began to call on the Name of Jehovah.

Gen 5:1  This is the book of the genealogy of Adam.  In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.4
Gen 5:2  He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.5

Gen 5:3  And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and called his name Seth.

Gen 5:4  After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he begot sons and daughters.

Gen 5:5  So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.

Gen 5:6  Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh.

Gen 5:7  After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 5:8  So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.

Gen 5:9  Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Cainan.

Gen 5:10  After he begot Cainan, Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 5:11  So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.

Gen 5:12  Cainan lived seventy years, and begot Mahalalel.

Gen 5:13  After he begot Mahalalel, Cainan lived eight hundred and forty years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 5:14  So all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.

Gen 5:15  Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and begot Jared.

Gen 5:16  After he begot Jared, Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 5:17  So all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.

Gen 5:18  Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Enoch.

Gen 5:19  After he begot Enoch, Jared lived eight hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 5:20  So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.

Gen 5:21  Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah.

Gen 5:22  After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 5:23  So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.

Gen 5:24  And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.1

Gen 5:25  Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech.

Gen 5:26  After he begot Lamech, Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 5:27  So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.

Gen 5:28  Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and begot a son.

Gen 5:29  And he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which Jehovah has cursed.”2

Gen 5:30  After he begot Noah, Lamech lived five hundred and ninety-five years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 5:31  So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.

Gen 5:32  And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.3

Gen 6:1  Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,

Gen 6:2  that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.

Gen 6:3  And Jehovah said, “My Spirit shall not contend with man forever, for he is indeed straying flesh; and his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”4

Gen 6:4  There were Nefeel on the earth in those days, and also afterwards, when the sons of God came into the daughters of men and they bore children to them.  Those were the mighty men of old, men of renown.

Gen 6:5  Then Jehovah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all day.

Gen 6:6  And Jehovah regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

Gen 6:7  So Jehovah said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, from man to beast, creeping things and flying creatures of the heavens, for I regret that I have made them.”

Gen 6:8  But Noah1 found grace in the eyes of Jehovah.

Gen 6:9  This is the genealogy of Noah.  Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations.  Noah walked with God.

Gen 6:10  And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Gen 6:11  The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Gen 6:12  So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

Gen 6:13  And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Gen 6:14  “Make yourself an ark2 of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with kopher.3

Gen 6:15  “And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.

Gen 6:16  “You shall make a skylight4 for the ark, and you shall finish it a cubit above; and set the door of the ark in its side.5  You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.
Gen 6:17  “And behold, I am bringing the waters of the Great Flood6 on the earth Myself, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall expire.

Gen 6:18  “But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark; you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.

Gen 6:19  “And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.

Gen 6:20  “Of the flying creatures after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of each will come to you to keep them alive.

Gen 6:21  “And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them.”

Gen 6:22  Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.

Gen 7:1  Then Jehovah said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.1

Gen 7:2  “You shall take with you seven (seven) of every clean animal, a male and his female; two (two) of animals that are unclean, a male and his female;

Gen 7:3  “also seven (seven) of flying creatures of heaven, male and female, to keep the kinds alive on the face of all the earth.

Gen 7:4  “For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.”

Gen 7:5  And Noah did according to all that Jehovah commanded him.

Gen 7:6  Noah was six hundred years old when the waters of the Great Flood were on the earth.

Gen 7:7  So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the Great Flood.

Gen 7:8  Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of flying creatures, and of everything that creeps on the earth,

Gen 7:9  two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.

Gen 7:10  And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the Great Flood began on the earth.

Gen 7:11  In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second new moon, the seventeenth day of the new moon,2 on that day all the Fountains of the Great Deep were split apart, and the windows3 of heaven were opened.
Gen 7:12  And the heavy rain4 was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

Gen 7:13  On the very same day Noah and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark;

Gen 7:14  they and every beast after its kind, all cattle after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every flying creature after its kind, every bird from every extremity.5

Gen 7:15  And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life.

Gen 7:16  So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and Jehovah shut its door.

Gen 7:17  Now the Great Flood was on the earth forty days.  The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.

Gen 7:18  The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.

Gen 7:19  And the waters prevailed exceedingly, exceedingly6 on the earth, and all the highest mountains1 under all the heavens were covered.
Gen 7:20  The mountains were covered and the waters prevailed more than fifteen cubits above them.2

Gen 7:21  And all flesh expired that moved on the earth: flying creatures and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and all mankind.

Gen 7:22  All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was from the dry land, died.

Gen 7:23  So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and flying creature of heaven.  They were destroyed from the earth.  Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.3

Gen 7:24  And the waters prevailed on the earth for one hundred and fifty days.

Gen 8:1  God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark.  God’s Spirit passed over the earth, and the waters subsided.4

Gen 8:2  The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also stopped, and the heavy rain from heaven was restrained.

Gen 8:3  And the waters receded continually from the earth.  At the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.

Gen 8:4  Then the ark rested in the seventh new moon, the seventeenth day of the new moon, on the mountains of Ararat.5

Gen 8:5  And the waters decreased continually until the tenth new moon.  In the tenth new moon, on the first day of the new moon, the tops of the mountains were seen.

Gen 8:6  So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window6 of the ark which he had made.

Gen 8:7  Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth.

Gen 8:8  He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground.

Gen 8:9  But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned into the ark to him, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth.  So he put out his hand and took her, and drew her into the ark to himself.

Gen 8:10  And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark.

Gen 8:11  Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth.

Gen 8:12  So he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, which did not return to him again anymore.

Gen 8:13  And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first new moon, the first day of the new moon, that the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and indeed the surface of the ground was dry.

Gen 8:14  And in the second new moon, on the twenty-seventh day of the new moon, the earth was dried.

Gen 8:15  Then God spoke to Noah, saying,

Gen 8:16  “Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.

Gen 8:17  “Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: flying creatures and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”

Gen 8:18  So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him.1

Gen 8:19  Every animal, every creeping thing, every flying creature, and whatever creeps on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark.

Gen 8:20  Then Noah built an altar to Jehovah, and took of every clean animal and of every clean flying creature, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Gen 8:21  And Jehovah smelled a soothing aroma.  Then Jehovah said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.

Gen 8:22  “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.”

Gen 9:1  So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.

Gen 9:2  “And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every flying creature of heaven, on all that moves on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea.  They are given into your hand.

Gen 9:3  “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you.  I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.

Gen 9:4  “But you shall not eat flesh with its soul, that is, its blood.2

Gen 9:5  “Surely the blood of your soul I will seek.  From the hand of every beast I will seek it, and from the hand of man.  From the hand of every man’s brother I will seek the soul of man.

Gen 9:6  “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for man is made in the image of God.

Gen 9:7  “And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth and multiply in it.”

Gen 9:8  Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying:

Gen 9:9  “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you,

Gen 9:10  “and with every living soul that is with you: the flying creatures, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth.

Gen 9:11  “Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a Great Flood; never again shall there be a Great Flood to destroy the earth.”

Gen 9:12  And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living soul that is with you, for perpetual generations:

Gen 9:13  “I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.

Gen 9:14  “It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud;

Gen 9:15  “and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living soul of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a Great Flood to destroy all flesh.

Gen 9:16  “The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living soul of all flesh that is on the earth.”

Gen 9:17  And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Gen 9:18  Now the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth.  And Ham was the father of Canaan.

Gen 9:19  These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.

Gen 9:20  And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard.

Gen 9:21  Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.

Gen 9:22  And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.

Gen 9:23  But Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father.  Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.

Gen 9:24  So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him.

Gen 9:25  Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants he shall be to his brethren.”

Gen 9:26  And he said: “Blessed be Jehovah,1 the God of Shem, and may Canaan be his servant.

Gen 9:27  May God enlarge Japheth, and may he dwell in the tents of Shem; and may Canaan be his servant.”

Gen 9:28  And Noah lived after the Great Flood three hundred and fifty years.

Gen 9:29  So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.

Gen 10:1  Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.  And sons were born to them after the Great Flood.

Gen 10:2  The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

Gen 10:3  The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.

Gen 10:4  The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

Gen 10:5  From these the coastland peoples of the gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.

Gen 10:6  The sons of Ham were Cush,2 Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

Gen 10:7  The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtechah; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.

Gen 10:8  Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.

Gen 10:9  He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah’s face; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod, the mighty hunter before Jehovah’s face.”3
Gen 10:10  And his first kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.1

Gen 10:11  From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh: a city of broad streets, Calah,

Gen 10:12  and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city).2

Gen 10:13  Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,

Gen 10:14  Pathrusim, and Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and Caphtorim).

Gen 10:15  Canaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and Heth;

Gen 10:16  the Jebusite, the Amorite, and the Girgashite;

Gen 10:17  the Hivite, the Arkite, and the Sinite;

Gen 10:18  the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.  afterwards the families of the Canaanites were dispersed.

Gen 10:19  And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; then as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, as far as Lasha.

Gen 10:20  These were the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands and in their nations.

Gen 10:21  And children were born also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder.

Gen 10:22  The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.

Gen 10:23  The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.

Gen 10:24  Arphaxad begot Salah, and Salah begot Eber.

Gen 10:25  To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.3

Gen 10:26  Joktan begot Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,

Gen 10:27  Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,

Gen 10:28  Obal, Abimael, Sheba,

Gen 10:29  Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab.  All these were the sons of Joktan.

Gen 10:30  And their dwelling place was from Mesha as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.

Gen 10:31  These were the sons of Shem, to their families, to their languages, in their lands, these in their nations.

Gen 10:32  These were the families of the sons of Noah, to their generations, to their families, in their nations; and from these their nations were divided on the earth after the Great Flood.

Gen 11:1 And the whole earth had one language and one speech.

Gen 11:2  And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar,4 and they dwelt there.

Gen 11:3  Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.”  They had brick for stone, and they had bitumen for mortar.

Gen 11:4  And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens.  Let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

Gen 11:5  But Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men were building.

Gen 11:6  And Jehovah said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.

Gen 11:7  “Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”

Gen 11:8  So Jehovah scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.

Gen 11:9  Therefore its name is called Babel, because there Jehovah confused the language of all the earth; and from there Jehovah scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

Gen 11:10  This is the genealogy of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old, and begot Arphaxad two years after the Great Flood.

Gen 11:11  After he begot Arphaxad, Shem lived five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 11:12  Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begot Salah.

Gen 11:13  After he begot Salah, Arphaxad lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 11:14  Salah lived thirty years, and begot Eber.

Gen 11:15  After he begot Eber, Salah lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 11:16  Eber lived thirty-four years, and begot Peleg.

Gen 11:17  After he begot Peleg, Eber lived four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 11:18  Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu.

Gen 11:19  After he begot Reu, Peleg lived two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 11:20  Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Serug.

Gen 11:21  After he begot Serug, Reu lived two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 11:22  Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor.

Gen 11:23  After he begot Nahor, Serug lived two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 11:24  Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and begot Terah.

Gen 11:25  After he begot Terah, Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters.

Gen 11:26  Now Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.1

Gen 11:27  This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.  Haran begot Lot.

Gen 11:28  And Haran died before his father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans.

Gen 11:29  Then Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah.

Gen 11:30  But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

Gen 11:31  And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there.2

Gen 11:32  So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.

Gen 12:1  And Jehovah said to Abram: “Get yourself out from your country, and from your family and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.1

Gen 12:2  I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.

Gen 12:3  I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you.”2

Gen 12:4  So Abram departed as Jehovah had spoken to him, and Lot went with him.  And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

Gen 12:5  Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the souls which they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan.  So they came to the land of Canaan.3

Gen 12:6  Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, as far as the terebinth tree of Moreh.  And the Canaanites were then in the land.

Gen 12:7  Then Jehovah appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.”  And there he built an altar to Jehovah, who had appeared to him.

Gen 12:8  And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to Jehovah and called on the Name of Jehovah.

Gen 12:9  So Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.

Gen 12:10  Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to dwell there, for the famine was severe in the land.

Gen 12:11  And it came to pass, when he was close to entering Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “Indeed I know that you are a woman of beautiful countenance.

Gen 12:12  “Therefore it will happen, when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live.

Gen 12:13  “Please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of you.”

Gen 12:14  So it was, when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians saw the woman, that she was very beautiful.

Gen 12:15  The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh.  And the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house.

Gen 12:16  He treated Abram well for her sake.  He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

Gen 12:17  But Jehovah plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.

Gen 12:18  And Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me?  Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?

Gen 12:19  “Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’?  I might have taken her as my wife.  Now therefore, here is your wife; take her and go your way.”

Gen 12:20  So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.

Gen 13:1  Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South.

Gen 13:2  Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.

Gen 13:3  And he went on his journey from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,

Gen 13:4  to the place of the altar which he had made there at first.  And there Abram called on the Name of Jehovah.

Gen 13:5  Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents.

Gen 13:6  Now the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together, for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.

Gen 13:7  And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock.  The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelt in the land.

Gen 13:8  So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren.

Gen 13:9  “Is not the whole land before you?  Please separate from me.  If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.”

Gen 13:10  And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before Jehovah destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the Paradise of Jehovah, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar.

Gen 13:11  Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east.  And they separated from each other.

Gen 13:12  Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom.

Gen 13:13  But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against Jehovah.

Gen 13:14  And Jehovah said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are; northward, southward, eastward, and westward;

Gen 13:15  “for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.

Gen 13:16  “And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.

Gen 13:17  “Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.”

Gen 13:18  Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to Jehovah.

Gen 14:1  And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations,

Gen 14:2  that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).

Gen 14:3  All these joined together in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

Gen 14:4  Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

Gen 14:5  In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him came and attacked the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

Gen 14:6  and the Horites in their mountain of Seir, as far as El Paran, which is by the wilderness.

Gen 14:7  Then they turned back and came to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and attacked all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites who dwelt in Hazezon Tamar.

Gen 14:8  And the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out and joined together in battle in the Valley of Siddim

Gen 14:9  against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of nations, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against five.

Gen 14:10  Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled; some fell there, and the remainder fled to the mountains.

Gen 14:11  Then they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their provisions, and went their way.

Gen 14:12  They also took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

Gen 14:13  Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, for he dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner; and they were masters with Abram.

Gen 14:14  Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.

Gen 14:15  He divided his forces against them by night, and he and his servants attacked them and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus.

Gen 14:16  So he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot and his goods, as well as the women and the people.

Gen 14:17  And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley), after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him.

Gen 14:18  Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High.1

Gen 14:19  And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;

Gen 14:20  “And blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.”  And he gave him a tithe of all.2

Gen 14:21  Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the souls, and take the goods for yourself.”

Gen 14:22  But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to Jehovah, God Most High,3 the Possessor of heaven and earth,

Gen 14:23  “that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’;

Gen 14:24  “except only what the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.”

Gen 15:1  After these things the word of Jehovah came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram.  I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

Gen 15:2  But Abram said, “Lord Jehovah, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”

Gen 15:3  Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”

Gen 15:4  And behold, the word of Jehovah came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”

Gen 15:5  Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.”  And He said to him, “So shall your seed be.”4
Gen 15:6  And he believed in Jehovah, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.5

Gen 15:7  Then He said to him, “I am Jehovah, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it.”

Gen 15:8  And he said, “Lord Jehovah, how shall I know that I will inherit it?”

Gen 15:9  So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

Gen 15:10  Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two.

Gen 15:11  And when the birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

Gen 15:12  Now when the sun was entering, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him.

Gen 15:13  Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in land that is not theirs for four hundred years, and will serve them, and they will afflict them.1
Gen 15:14  “And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterwards they shall come out with great possessions.2

Gen 15:15  “Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.

Gen 15:16  “But in the fourth generation they shall return here,3 for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”

Gen 15:17  And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there was a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces.

Gen 15:18  On the same day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates;

Gen 15:19  “the Kenites, the Kenezzites, and the Kadmonites;

Gen 15:20  “the Hittites, the Perizzites, and the Rephaim;

Gen 15:21  “the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

Gen 16:1  Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children.  And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar.

Gen 16:2  So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, Jehovah has restrained me from bearing children.  Please, go into my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.”  And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.

Gen 16:3  Then Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan.

Gen 16:4  So he went into Hagar, and she conceived.  And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes.

Gen 16:5  Then Sarai said to Abram, “My wrong be upon you!  I gave my maid into your embrace; and when she saw that she had conceived, I became despised in her eyes.  Jehovah judge between you and me.”

Gen 16:6  So Abram said to Sarai, “Indeed your maid is in your hand; do to her as you please.”  And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her presence.

Gen 16:7  Now the Angel of Jehovah found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.

Gen 16:8  And He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?”  And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”

Gen 16:9  So the Angel of Jehovah said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand.”

Gen 16:10  Then the Angel of Jehovah said to her, “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.”

Gen 16:11  And the Angel of Jehovah said to her: “Behold, you are with child, and you shall bear a son.  You shall call his name Ishmael, because Jehovah has heard your affliction.

Gen 16:12  He shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.  and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”

Gen 16:13  Then she called the name of Jehovah who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees;1 for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?”

Gen 16:14  Therefore the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; observe, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Gen 16:15  So Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram named his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

Gen 16:16  Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.

Gen 17:1  When Abram was ninety-nine years old, Jehovah appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God;2 walk before Me and be blameless.

Gen 17:2  “And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

Gen 17:3  Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:

Gen 17:4  “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

Gen 17:5  “No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.3

Gen 17:6  “I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.

Gen 17:7  “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.

Gen 17:8  “Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”4

Gen 17:9  And God said to Abraham: “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

Gen 17:10  “This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised;

Gen 17:11  “and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.

Gen 17:12  “He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with silver from any foreigner who is not your descendant.

Gen 17:13  “He who is born in your house and he who is bought with your silver must be circumcised, and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

Gen 17:14  “And the uncircumcised male child, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.”

Gen 17:15  Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

Gen 17:16  “And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.”

Gen 17:17  Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old?  And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”

Gen 17:18  And Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!”

Gen 17:19  Then God said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him.

Gen 17:20  “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you.  Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly.  He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.

Gen 17:21  “But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this appointed time next year.”

Gen 17:22  Then He finished talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.

Gen 17:23  So Abraham took Ishmael his son, all who were born in his house and all who were bought with his silver, every male among the men of Abraham’s house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that very same day, as God had said to him.

Gen 17:24  Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Gen 17:25  And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Gen 17:26  That very same day Abraham was circumcised, and his son Ishmael;

Gen 17:27  and all the men of his house, born in the house or bought with silver from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.

Gen 18:1  Then Jehovah appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.

Gen 18:2  So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing near him.  And he saw them, and ran to meet them from the door of the tent, and he bowed to the ground.

Gen 18:3  And he said, “Please, Jehovah, if I have found favour in Your sight, I beg you, do not leave from near Your servant.

Gen 18:4  Please let a little water be taken, and You wash Your feet, and rest under the tree.

Gen 18:5  And let me bring a bite of bread and sustain Your heart, then You may go on, for this is why you have passed over to Your servant.” And so they said, “Do as you have said.”

Gen 18:6  And Abraham ran into the tent to Sarah and said “Hurry, get three measures of fine meal and knead it and make cakes”,

Gen 18:7  And Abraham ran to the oxen and brought a male of the herd, tender and good, and gave it to a youth; and he hurried to prepare it.

Gen 18:8  and he took curds and milk and the male of the herd which he had prepared and set it before them.  And he stood near them under the tree and they ate.

Gen 18:9  And they said to him “Where is your wife Sarah?”  And he said “See, in the tent.”

Gen 18:10  And He said “I will certainly return to you at the time of life and your wife Sarah will have a son.”1  And Sarah was listening at the tent door which was behind Him.

Gen 18:11  Now Abraham and Sarah were old and advanced in days and the woman’s custom had ceased for Sarah.

Gen 18:12  And Sarah laughed within herself, saying “After becoming old, shall there be pleasure for me, my lord also being old?”

Gen 18:13  and Jehovah said to Abraham “Why has Sarah laughed at this, saying ‘Indeed, shall I truly bear, since I am old?’

Gen 18:14  “Is anything too hard for Jehovah?  At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

Gen 18:15  But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid.  And He said, “No, for you did laugh!”

Gen 18:16  Then the men rose from there and looked toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to send them on the way.

Gen 18:17  And Jehovah2 said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing,

Gen 18:18  “since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Gen 18:19  “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice, that Jehovah may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”

Gen 18:20  And Jehovah said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave,

Gen 18:21  “I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know.”

Gen 18:22  Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before Jehovah.

Gen 18:23  And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

Gen 18:24  “Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it?

Gen 18:25  “Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You!  Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

Gen 18:26  And Jehovah said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.”

Gen 18:27  Then Abraham answered and said, “Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to Jehovah:

Gen 18:28  “Suppose there were five less than the fifty righteous; would You destroy all of the city for lack of five?” And He said, “If I find there forty-five, I will not destroy it.”

Gen 18:29  Then he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose there should be forty found there?” And He said, “I will not do it for the sake of forty.”

Gen 18:30  And he said, “Do not let Jehovah be angry, and I will speak: Suppose thirty should be found there?” And He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”

Gen 18:31  Then he said, “Indeed now, I have taken it upon myself to speak to Jehovah: Suppose twenty should be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty.”

Gen 18:32  And he said, “Let Jehovah not be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.”

Gen 18:33  So Jehovah went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.

Gen 19:1  Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom.  When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.

Gen 19:2  And he said, “Here now, my lords, please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” And they said, “No, but we will spend the night in the open square.”

Gen 19:3  But he insisted strongly; so they turned in to him and entered his house.  Then he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

Gen 19:4  Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house.

Gen 19:5  And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight?  Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.”

Gen 19:6  So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him,

Gen 19:7  and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly!

Gen 19:8  “See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”

Gen 19:9  And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door.

Gen 19:10  But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the door.

Gen 19:11  And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door.

Gen 19:12  Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here?  Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city; take them out of this place!

Gen 19:13  “For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of Jehovah, and Jehovah has sent us to destroy it.”

Gen 19:14  So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for Jehovah will destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be mocking.

Gen 19:15  When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city.”

Gen 19:16  And while he lingered, the men took hold of his hand, his wife’s hand, and the hands of his two daughters, Jehovah being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city.

Gen 19:17  So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, “Escape for your soul!  Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain.  Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed.”

Gen 19:18  Then Lot said to them, “Please, no, Jehovah!

Gen 19:19  “Indeed now, your servant has found favour in your sight, and you have increased your mercy which you have shown me by saving my soul; but I cannot escape to the mountains, lest some evil overtake me and I die.

Gen 19:20  “See now, this city is near enough to flee to, and it is a little one; please let me escape there (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.”

Gen 19:21  And he said to him, “See, I have favoured you concerning this thing also, in that I will not overthrow this city for which you have spoken.

Gen 19:22  “Hurry, escape there.  For I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

Gen 19:23  The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot entered Zoar.

Gen 19:24  Then Jehovah rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from Jehovah out of the heavens.

Gen 19:25  So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.1
Gen 19:26  But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.2

Gen 19:27  And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before Jehovah.

Gen 19:28  Then he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain; and he saw, and behold, the smoke of the land which went up like the smoke of a furnace.

Gen 19:29  And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt.

Gen 19:30  Then Lot went up out of Zoar and dwelt in the mountains, and his two daughters were with him; for he was afraid to dwell in Zoar.  And he and his two daughters dwelt in a cave.

Gen 19:31  Now the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to come into us as is the custom of all the earth.

Gen 19:32  “Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.”

Gen 19:33  So they made their father drink wine that night.  And the firstborn went in and lay with her father, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.

Gen 19:34  It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger, “Indeed I lay with my father last night; let us make him drink wine tonight also, and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.”

Gen 19:35  Then they made their father drink wine that night also.  And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.

Gen 19:36  Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father.

Gen 19:37  The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day.

Gen 19:38  And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day.

Gen 20:1  And Abraham journeyed from there to the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and stayed in Gerar.

Gen 20:2  Now Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.”  And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

Gen 20:3  But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, “Indeed you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a master’s wife.”

Gen 20:4  But Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, “Jehovah, will You slay a righteous nation also?

Gen 20:5  “Did he not say to me, ‘She is my sister’?  And she, even she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’  In the integrity of my heart and innocence of my hands I have done this.”

Gen 20:6  And God said to him in a dream, “Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart.  For I also withheld you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.

Gen 20:7  “Now therefore, restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you shall live.  But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”

Gen 20:8  So Abimelech rose early in the morning, called all his servants, and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were very afraid.

Gen 20:9  And Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, “What have you done to us?  How have I offended you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin?  You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done.”

Gen 20:10  Then Abimelech said to Abraham, “What did you have in view, that you have done this thing?”

Gen 20:11  And Abraham said, “Because I thought, surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will kill me on account of my wife.

Gen 20:12  “But indeed she is truly my sister.  She is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

Gen 20:13  “And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said to her, ‘This is your kindness that you should do for me: in every place, wherever we go, say of me, “He is my brother.”’”

Gen 20:14  Then Abimelech took sheep, oxen, and male and female servants, and gave them to Abraham; and he restored Sarah his wife to him.

Gen 20:15  And Abimelech said, “See, my land is before you; dwell where it pleases you.”

Gen 20:16  Then to Sarah he said, “Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver; indeed this vindicates you before all who are with you and before all others.”  Thus she was rebuked.

Gen 20:17  So Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants.  Then they bore children;

Gen 20:18  for Jehovah had closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.

Gen 21:1  And Jehovah visited Sarah as He had said, and Jehovah did for Sarah as He had spoken.

Gen 21:2  For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

Gen 21:3  And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him; whom Sarah bore to him; Isaac.

Gen 21:4  Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.

Gen 21:5  Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

Gen 21:6  And Sarah said, “God has made me laugh, so that all who hear will laugh with me.”

Gen 21:7  She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children?  For I have borne him a son in his old age.”1

Gen 21:8  So the child grew and was weaned.  And Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned.

Gen 21:9  And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

Gen 21:10  Therefore she said to Abraham, “Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, namely with Isaac.”

Gen 21:11  And the matter was very displeasing in Abraham’s sight because of his son.

Gen 21:12  But God said to Abraham, “Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of your bondwoman.  Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to her voice; for in Isaac shall your seed be called.1

Gen 21:13  “Yet I will also make a nation of the son of the bondwoman, because he is your seed.”

Gen 21:14  So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water; and putting it on her shoulder, he gave it and the boy to Hagar, and sent her away.  Then she departed and wandered in the Wilderness of Beersheba.

Gen 21:15  And the water in the skin was used up, and she placed the boy under one of the shrubs.

Gen 21:16  Then she went and sat down across from him at a distance of about a bowshot; for she said to herself, “Let me not see the death of the boy.” So she sat opposite him, and lifted her voice and wept.

Gen 21:17  And God heard the voice of the lad.  Then the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her, “What ails you, Hagar?  Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.

Gen 21:18  “Arise, lift up the lad and hold him with your hand, for I will make him a great nation.”

Gen 21:19  And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water.  Then she went and filled the skin with water, and gave the lad a drink.

Gen 21:20  So God was with the lad; and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

Gen 21:21  He dwelt in the Wilderness of Paran; and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

Gen 21:22  And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech and Phichol, the commander of his host, spoke to Abraham, saying, “God is with you in all that you do.

Gen 21:23  “Now therefore, swear to me by God that you will not deal falsely with me, with my offspring, or with my posterity; but that according to the kindness that I have done to you, you will do to me and to the land in which you have dwelt.”

Gen 21:24  And Abraham said, “I will swear.”

Gen 21:25  Then Abraham rebuked Abimelech because of a well of water which Abimelech’s servants had seized.

Gen 21:26  And Abimelech said, “I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor had I heard of it until today.”

Gen 21:27  So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.

Gen 21:28  And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

Gen 21:29  Then Abimelech asked Abraham, “What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves?”

Gen 21:30  And he said, “You will take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that they may be my witness that I have dug this well.”

Gen 21:31  Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because the two of them swore an oath there.

Gen 21:32  Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba.  So Abimelech rose with Phichol, the commander of his host, and they returned to the land of the Philistines.

Gen 21:33  Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there called on the name of Jehovah, the Eternal God.2

Gen 21:34  And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines many days.

Gen 22:1  Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”

Gen 22:2  And He said, “Now take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah,1 and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”

Gen 22:3  So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.

Gen 22:4  Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off.

Gen 22:5  And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.”

Gen 22:6  So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together.

Gen 22:7  But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!”  And he said, “Here I am, my son.”  And he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”

Gen 22:8  And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.”  And the two of them went together.

Gen 22:9  Then they came to the place of which God had told him.  And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.

Gen 22:10  And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.

Gen 22:11  But the Angel of Jehovah called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”  And he said, “Here I am.”

Gen 22:12  And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”

Gen 22:13  Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns.  So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Gen 22:14  And Abraham called the name of the place, Jehovah Will Provide2; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of Jehovah it shall be provided.”

Gen 22:15  Then the Angel of Jehovah called to Abraham a second time out of heaven,

Gen 22:16  and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says Jehovah, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Gen 22:17  “in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies.3
Gen 22:18  “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”4

Gen 22:19  So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

Gen 22:20  Now it came to pass after these things that it was told Abraham, saying, “Indeed Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor:

Gen 22:21  “Huz his firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,

Gen 22:22  “Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel.”

Gen 22:23  And Bethuel begot Rebekah.  These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.

Gen 22:24  His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Thahash, and Maachah.

Gen 23:1  Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.

Gen 23:2  So Sarah died in Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Gen 23:3  Then Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,

Gen 23:4  “I am a foreigner and a sojourner among you.  Give me property for a grave among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.”

Gen 23:5  And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

Gen 23:6  “Hear us, my lord: You are a prince of God among us; bury your dead in the best of our graves.  None of us will withhold his grave from you, that you may bury your dead.”

Gen 23:7  Then Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.

Gen 23:8  And he spoke with them, saying, “If it is your soul’s desire to bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and meet with Ephron the son of Zohar for me,

Gen 23:9  “that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which he has, which is at the end of his field.  Let him give it to me at the full price in silver, as property for a grave among you.”

Gen 23:10  Now Ephron dwelt among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the presence of the sons of Heth, all who entered at the gate of his city, saying,

Gen 23:11  “No, my lord, hear me.  I give you the field and the cave that is in it; I give it to you in the presence of the sons of my people.  I give it to you.  Bury your dead!”

Gen 23:12  Then Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land;

Gen 23:13  and he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, “If you will give it, please hear me.  I will give you silver for the field; take it from me and I will bury my dead there.”

Gen 23:14  And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,

Gen 23:15  “My lord, listen to me; the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver.  What is that between you and me?  So bury your dead.”

Gen 23:16  And Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out the silver for Ephron which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, currency of the merchants.

Gen 23:17  So the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field and the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, which were within all the surrounding borders, were deeded

Gen 23:18  to Abraham as a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

Gen 23:19  And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.

Gen 23:20  So the field and the cave that is in it were deeded to Abraham by the sons of Heth as property for a grave.

Gen 24:1  Now Abraham was old, having passed through many days; and Jehovah had blessed Abraham in all things.

Gen 24:2  So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, “Please, put your hand under my thigh,

Gen 24:3  “and I will make you swear by Jehovah, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell;

Gen 24:4  “but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”

Gen 24:5  And the servant said to him, “Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land.  Must I take your son back to the land from which you came?”

Gen 24:6  But Abraham said to him, “Beware that you do not take my son back there.

Gen 24:7  “Jehovah God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, ‘To your descendants I give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.

Gen 24:8  “And if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be released from this oath; only do not take my son back there.”

Gen 24:9  So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his lord, and swore to him concerning this matter.

Gen 24:10  Then the servant took ten of his lord’s camels and departed, for all his lord’s goods were in his hand.  And he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.

Gen 24:11  And he made his camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.

Gen 24:12  Then he said, “O Jehovah God of my lord Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my lord Abraham.

Gen 24:13  “Behold, I stand here by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water.

Gen 24:14  “Now let it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your pitcher that I may drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink’; let her be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac.  And by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my lord.”

Gen 24:15  And it happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, came out with her pitcher on her shoulder.

Gen 24:16  Now the young woman was very beautiful to behold, a virgin; no man had known her.  And she went down to the well, filled her pitcher, and came up.

Gen 24:17  And the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your pitcher.”

Gen 24:18  So she said, “Drink, my lord.” Then she quickly let her pitcher down to her hand, and gave him a drink.

Gen 24:19  And when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.”

Gen 24:20  Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, ran back to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

Gen 24:21  And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether Jehovah had made his journey prosperous or not.

Gen 24:22  So it was, when the camels had finished drinking, that the man took a golden nose ring weighing half a shekel, and two bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels of gold,

Gen 24:23  and said, “Whose daughter are you?  Tell me, please, is there room in your father’s house for us to lodge?”

Gen 24:24  So she said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel, Milcah’s son, whom she bore to Nahor.”

Gen 24:25  Moreover she said to him, “We have both straw and feed enough, and room to lodge.”

Gen 24:26  Then the man bowed down his head and worshipped Jehovah.

Gen 24:27  And he said, “Blessed be Jehovah God of my lord Abraham, who has not forsaken His mercy and His truth toward my lord.  As for me, being on the way, Jehovah led me to the house of my lord’s brethren.”

Gen 24:28  So the young woman ran and told those of her mother’s house these things.

Gen 24:29  Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban, and Laban ran out to the man by the well.

Gen 24:30  So it came to pass, when he saw the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s wrists, and when he heard the words of his sister Rebekah, saying, “Thus the man spoke to me,” that he went to the man.  And there he stood by the camels at the well.

Gen 24:31  And he said, “Come in, O blessed of Jehovah!  Why do you stand outside?  For I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels.”

Gen 24:32  Then the man came to the house.  And he unloaded the camels, and provided straw and feed for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.

Gen 24:33  And food was set before him to eat, but he said, “I will not eat until I have told about my errand.” And he said, “Speak on.”

Gen 24:34  So he said, “I am Abraham’s servant.

Gen 24:35  “Jehovah has blessed my lord greatly, and he has become great; and He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.

Gen 24:36  “And Sarah my lord’s wife bore a son to my lord when she was old; and to him he has given all that he has.

Gen 24:37  “Now my lord made me swear, saying, ‘You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell;

Gen 24:38  ‘but you shall go to my father’s house and to my family, and take a wife for my son.’

Gen 24:39  “And I said to my lord, ‘Perhaps the woman will not follow me.’

Gen 24:40  “But he said to me, ‘Jehovah, before whom I walk, will send His angel with you and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son from my family and from my father’s house.

Gen 24:41  ‘You will be clear from this oath when you arrive among my family; for if they will not give her to you, then you will be released from my oath.’

Gen 24:42  “And this day I came to the well and said, ‘O Jehovah God of my lord Abraham, if You will now prosper the way in which I go,

Gen 24:43  ‘behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass that when a maiden comes out to draw water, and I say to her, “Please give me a little water from your pitcher to drink,”

Gen 24:44  ‘and she says to me, “Drink, and I will draw for your camels also,”; let her be the woman whom Jehovah has appointed for my lord’s son.’

Gen 24:45  “But before I had finished speaking in my heart, there was Rebekah, coming out with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down to the well and drew water.  And I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’

Gen 24:46  “And she made haste and let her pitcher down from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will give your camels a drink also.’ So I drank, and she gave the camels a drink also.

Gen 24:47  “Then I asked her, and said, ‘Whose daughter are you?’  And she said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him.’  So I put the nose ring on her nose and the bracelets on her wrists.

Gen 24:48  “And I bowed my head and worshipped Jehovah, and blessed Jehovah God of my lord Abraham, who had led me in the way of truth to take the daughter of my lord’s brother for his son.

Gen 24:49  “Now if you will deal kindly and truly with my lord, tell me.  And if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.”

Gen 24:50  Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, “The thing comes from Jehovah; we cannot speak to you either bad or good.

Gen 24:51  “Here is Rebekah before you; take her and go, and let her be your lord’s son’s wife, as Jehovah has spoken.”

Gen 24:52  And it came to pass, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, that he worshipped Jehovah, bowing himself to the earth.

Gen 24:53  Then the servant brought out silver vessels, gold vessels, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah.  He also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

Gen 24:54  And he and the men who were with him ate and drank and stayed all night.  Then they arose in the morning, and he said, “Send me away to my lord.”

Gen 24:55  But her brother and her mother said, “Let the young woman stay with us a few days, at least ten; after that she may go.”

Gen 24:56  And he said to them, “Do not hinder me, since Jehovah has prospered my way; send me away so that I may go to my lord.”

Gen 24:57  So they said, “We will call the young woman and ask her personally.”

Gen 24:58  Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?”  And she said, “I will go.”

Gen 24:59  So they sent away their sister Rebekah and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant and his men.

Gen 24:60  And they blessed Rebekah and said to her: “Our sister, may you become the mother of thousands of ten thousands; and may your descendants possess the gates of those who hate them.”

Gen 24:61  Then Rebekah and her maids arose, and they rode on the camels and followed the man.  So the servant took Rebekah and departed.

Gen 24:62  Now Isaac came from the way of Beer Lahai Roi, for he dwelt in the South.

Gen 24:63  And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming.

Gen 24:64  Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel;

Gen 24:65  for she had said to the servant, “Who is this man walking in the field to meet us?”  And the servant said, “It is my lord.”  So she took a veil and covered herself.

Gen 24:66  And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.

Gen 24:67  Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her.  So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.

Gen 25:1  Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Keturah.1

Gen 25:2  And she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

Gen 25:3  Jokshan begot Sheba and Dedan.  And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.

Gen 25:4  And the sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abidah, and Eldaah.  All these were the children of Keturah.

Gen 25:5  And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.

Gen 25:6  But Abraham gave gifts to the sons of the concubines which Abraham had; and while he was still living he sent them eastward, away from Isaac his son, to the country of the east.

Gen 25:7  This is the sum of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years.

Gen 25:8  Then Abraham expired and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

Gen 25:9  And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite,

Gen 25:10  the field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth.  There Abraham was buried, and Sarah his wife.

Gen 25:11  And it came to pass, after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac.  And Isaac dwelt at Beer Lahai Roi.

Gen 25:12  Now this is the genealogy of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maidservant, bore to Abraham.

Gen 25:13  And these were the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

Gen 25:14  Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

Gen 25:15  Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

Gen 25:16  These were the sons of Ishmael and these were their names, by their towns and their settlements, twelve princes according to their nations.

Gen 25:17  These were the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred and thirty-seven years; and he expired and died, and was gathered to his people.

Gen 25:18  (They dwelt from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt as you go toward Assyria.)  He died in the presence of all his brethren.

Gen 25:19  This is the genealogy of Isaac, Abraham’s son.  Abraham begot Isaac.

Gen 25:20  Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah as wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian.

Gen 25:21  Now Isaac pleaded with Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren; and Jehovah granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Gen 25:22  But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I this way?”  So she went to inquire of Jehovah.

Gen 25:23  And Jehovah said to her: “Two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be separated from your body; one people shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger.”1

Gen 25:24  So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb.

Gen 25:25  And the first came out red.  He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau.

Gen 25:26  afterwards his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob.  Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

Gen 25:27  So the boys grew.  And Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a mild man, dwelling in tents.

Gen 25:28  And Isaac loved Esau because of his hunted meat in his mouth, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Gen 25:29  Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary.

Gen 25:30  And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that red, red stew, for I am weary.”  Therefore his name was called Edom.2

Gen 25:31  But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”

Gen 25:32  And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what profit shall this birthright be to me?”

Gen 25:33  Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.”  So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

Gen 25:34  And Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way.  Thus Esau despised his birthright.1

Gen 26:1  There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham.  And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.

Gen 26:2  Then Jehovah appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.

Gen 26:3  “Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.

Gen 26:4  “And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;2
Gen 26:5  “because Abraham listened to My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My Instructions.”3

Gen 26:6  So Isaac dwelt in Gerar.

Gen 26:7  And the men of the place asked him about his wife.  And he said, “She is my sister”; for he was afraid to say, “She is my wife,” because he thought, “lest the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she is beautiful to behold.”

Gen 26:8  Now it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked through a window, and saw, and there was Isaac, showing endearment to Rebekah his wife.

Gen 26:9  Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Quite obviously she is your wife; so how could you say, ‘She is my sister’?” And Isaac said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest I die on account of her.’”

Gen 26:10  And Abimelech said, “What is this you have done to us?  One of the people might soon have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt on us.”

Gen 26:11  So Abimelech charged all his people, saying, “He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”

Gen 26:12  Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and Jehovah blessed him.

Gen 26:13  The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;

Gen 26:14  for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants.  So the Philistines envied him.

Gen 26:15  Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth.

Gen 26:16  And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.”

Gen 26:17  Then Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

Gen 26:18  And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham.  He called them by the names which his father had called them.

Gen 26:19  Also Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water there.

Gen 26:20  But the herdsmen of Gerar quarrelled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek, because they quarrelled with him.

Gen 26:21  Then they dug another well, and they quarrelled over that one also.  So he called its name Sitnah.

Gen 26:22  And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it.  So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said, “For now Jehovah has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.”

Gen 26:23  Then he went up from there to Beersheba.

Gen 26:24  And Jehovah appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you.  I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.”

Gen 26:25  So he built an altar there and called on the Name of Jehovah, and he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac’s servants dug a well.

Gen 26:26  Then Abimelech came to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath, one of his friends, and Phichol the commander of his host.

Gen 26:27  And Isaac said to them, “Why have you come to me, since you hate me and have sent me away from you?”

Gen 26:28  But they said, “We have certainly seen that Jehovah is with you.  So we said, ‘Let there now be an oath between us, between you and us; and let us make a covenant with you,

Gen 26:29  ‘that you will do us no harm, since we have not touched you, and since we have done nothing to you but good and have sent you away in peace.  You are now the blessed of Jehovah.’”

Gen 26:30  So he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.

Gen 26:31  Then they arose early in the morning and swore an oath with one another; and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

Gen 26:32  It came to pass the same day that Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, “We have found water.”

Gen 26:33  So he called it Shebah.  Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.

Gen 26:34  When Esau was forty years old, he took as wives Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

Gen 26:35  And they were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah.

Gen 27:1  Now it came to pass, when Isaac was old and his eyes were so dim that he could not see, that he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son.”  And he answered him, “Here I am.”

Gen 27:2  And he said, “Behold now, I am old.  I do not know the day of my death.

Gen 27:3  “Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.

Gen 27:4  “And make me savoury food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.”

Gen 27:5  Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to Esau his son.  And Esau went to the field to hunt game and to bring it.

Gen 27:6  So Rebekah spoke to Jacob her son, saying, “Indeed I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,

Gen 27:7  ‘Bring me game and make savoury food for me, that I may eat it and bless you in the presence of Jehovah before my death.’

Gen 27:8  “Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to what I command you.

Gen 27:9  “Go now to the flock and bring me from there two choice kids of the goats, and I will make savoury food from them for your father, such as he loves.

Gen 27:10  “Then you shall take it to your father, that he may eat it, and that he may bless you before his death.”

Gen 27:11  And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Look, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth-skinned man.

Gen 27:12  “Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall seem to be a deceiver to him; and I shall bring a curse on myself and not a blessing.”

Gen 27:13  But his mother said to him, “Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, get them for me.”

Gen 27:14  And he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and his mother made savoury food, such as his father loved.

Gen 27:15  Then Rebekah took the choice clothes of her elder son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son.

Gen 27:16  And she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck.

Gen 27:17  Then she gave the savoury food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

Gen 27:18  So he went to his father and said, “My father”; and he said, “Here I am.  Who are you, my son?”

Gen 27:19  And Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”

Gen 27:20  But Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?” And he said, “Because Jehovah your God brought it to me.”

Gen 27:21  Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not.”

Gen 27:22  So Jacob went near to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, “The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”

Gen 27:23  And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him.

Gen 27:24  Then he said, “Are you really my son Esau?” And he said, “I am.”

Gen 27:25  And he said, “Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s game, so that my soul may bless you.” So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.

Gen 27:26  Then his father Isaac said to him, “Come near now and kiss me, my son.”

Gen 27:27  And he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him and said: “Surely, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field which Jehovah has blessed.

Gen 27:28  Therefore may God give you of the dew of heaven, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine.

Gen 27:29  Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you.  Be ruler over your brethren, and let your mother’s sons bow down to you.  Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be those who bless you!”

Gen 27:30  Then it happened, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

Gen 27:31  He also had made savoury food, and brought it to his father, and said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that your soul may bless me.”

Gen 27:32  And his father Isaac said to him, “Who are you?” And he said, “I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.”

Gen 27:33  Then Isaac trembled exceedingly, and said, “Who?  Where is the one who hunted game and brought it to me?  I ate all of it before you came, and I have blessed him; and indeed he shall be blessed.”

Gen 27:34  When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!”

Gen 27:35  But he said, “Your brother came with deceit and has taken away your blessing.”

Gen 27:36  And Esau said, “Is he not rightly named Jacob?  For he has supplanted me these two times.  He took away my birthright, and now look, he has taken away my blessing!” And he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?”

Gen 27:37  Then Isaac answered and said to Esau, “Indeed I have made him your ruler, and all his brethren I have given to him as servants; with grain and wine I have sustained him.  What shall I do now for you, my son?”

Gen 27:38  And Esau said to his father, “Have you only one blessing, my father?  Bless me, even me also, O my father!” And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.1

Gen 27:39  Then Isaac his father answered and said to him: “Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above.

Gen 27:40  By your sword you shall live, and you shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass, when you become restless, that you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

Gen 27:41  So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”2

Gen 27:42  And the words of Esau her older son were told to Rebekah.  So she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, “Surely your brother Esau comforts himself concerning you by intending to kill you.

Gen 27:43  “Now therefore, my son, obey my voice: arise, flee to my brother Laban in Haran.

Gen 27:44  “And stay with him a few days, until your brother’s fury turns away,

Gen 27:45  “until your brother’s anger turns away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him; then I will send and bring you from there.  Why should I be bereaved also of you both in one day?”

Gen 27:46  And Rebekah said to Isaac, “I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth; if Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, like these who are the daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?”

Gen 28:1  Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him: “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.

Gen 28:2  “Arise, go to Padan Aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father; and take yourself a wife from there of the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother.

Gen 28:3  “May God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may be an assembly of peoples;

Gen 28:4  and give you the blessing of Abraham, to you and your descendants with you, that you may inherit the land in which you are a stranger, which God gave to Abraham.”

Gen 28:5  So Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Padan Aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.

Gen 28:6  Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Padan Aram to take himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,”

Gen 28:7  and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan Aram.

Gen 28:8  Also Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan did not please his father Isaac.

Gen 28:9  So Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.

Gen 28:10  Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran.

Gen 28:11  So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set.  And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.

Gen 28:12  Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

Gen 28:13  And behold, Jehovah stood above it and said: “I am Jehovah God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.

Gen 28:14  “Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.1

Gen 28:15  “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”

Gen 28:16  Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I did not know it.”

Gen 28:17  And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place!  This is none other than the House of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”

Gen 28:18  Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it.

Gen 28:19  And he called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz previously.

Gen 28:20  Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on,

Gen 28:21  “so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then Jehovah shall be my God.

Gen 28:22  “And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s House, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”

Gen 29:1  So Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the people of the East.

Gen 29:2  And he looked, and saw a well in the field; and behold, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks.  A large stone was on the well’s mouth.

Gen 29:3  Now all the flocks would be gathered there; and they would roll the stone from the well’s mouth, water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the well’s mouth.

Gen 29:4  And Jacob said to them, “My brethren, where are you from?” And they said, “We are from Haran.”

Gen 29:5  Then he said to them, “Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” And they said, “We know him.”

Gen 29:6  So he said to them, “Is he well?” And they said, “He is well.  And look, his daughter Rachel is coming with the sheep.”

Gen 29:7  Then he said, “Look, it is still high day; it is not time for the cattle to be gathered together.  Water the sheep, and go and feed them.”

Gen 29:8  But they said, “We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together, and they have rolled the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.”

Gen 29:9  Now while he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherdess.

Gen 29:10  And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.

Gen 29:11  Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept.

Gen 29:12  And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s relative and that he was Rebekah’s son.  So she ran and told her father.

Gen 29:13  Then it came to pass, when Laban heard the report about Jacob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him, and brought him to his house.  So he told Laban all these things.

Gen 29:14  And Laban said to him, “Surely you are my bone and my flesh.” And he stayed with him for the days of a new moon.

Gen 29:15  Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing?  Tell me, what should your wages be?”

Gen 29:16  Now Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Gen 29:17  Leah’s eyes were delicate, but Rachel was beautiful of form and appearance.

Gen 29:18  Now Jacob loved Rachel; so he said, “I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.”

Gen 29:19  And Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to another man.  Stay with me.”

Gen 29:20  So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed but a few days to him because of the love he had for her.

Gen 29:21  Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go into her.”

Gen 29:22  And Laban gathered together all the men of the place and made a feast.

Gen 29:23  Now it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter and brought her to Jacob; and he went into her.

Gen 29:24  And Laban gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.

Gen 29:25  So it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah.  And he said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me?  Was it not for Rachel that I served you?  Then why have you deceived me?”

Gen 29:26  And Laban said, “It must not be done so in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

Gen 29:27  “Fulfill her week, and we will give you this one also for the service which you will serve with me still another seven years.”

Gen 29:28  Then Jacob did so and fulfilled her week.  So he gave him his daughter Rachel as wife also.

Gen 29:29  And Laban gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as a maid.

Gen 29:30  Then Jacob also went into Rachel, and he also loved Rachel more than Leah.  And he served with Laban still another seven years.

Gen 29:31  When Jehovah saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

Gen 29:32  So Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben; for she said, “Jehovah has surely looked on my affliction.  Now therefore, my husband will love me.”

Gen 29:33  Then she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Because Jehovah has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also.”  And she called his name Simeon.

Gen 29:34  She conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.”  Therefore his name was called Levi.

Gen 29:35  And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Now I will praise Jehovah.”  Therefore she called his name Judah.  Then she stopped bearing.

Gen 30:1  Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said to Jacob, “Give me children, or else I die!”

Gen 30:2  And Jacob’s anger was aroused against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”

Gen 30:3  So she said, “Here is my maid Bilhah; go into her, and she will bear a child on my knees, that I also may have children by her.”

Gen 30:4  Then she gave him Bilhah her maid as wife, and Jacob went into her.

Gen 30:5  And Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.

Gen 30:6  Then Rachel said, “God has judged my case; and He has also heard my voice and given me a son.”  Therefore she called his name Dan.

Gen 30:7  And Rachel’s maid Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.

Gen 30:8  Then Rachel said, “God of Struggles, I have struggled with my sister, and indeed I have prevailed.”  So she called his name Naphtali.

Gen 30:9  When Leah saw that she had stopped bearing, she took Zilpah her maid and gave her to Jacob as wife.

Gen 30:10  And Leah’s maid Zilpah bore Jacob a son.

Gen 30:11  Then Leah said, “A troop comes!”  So she called his name Gad.

Gen 30:12  And Leah’s maid Zilpah bore Jacob a second son.

Gen 30:13  Then Leah said, “I am happy, for the daughters will call me blessed.”  So she called his name Asher.

Gen 30:14  Now Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah.  Then Rachel said to Leah, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.”

Gen 30:15  But she said to her, “Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband?  Would you take away my son’s mandrakes also?”  And Rachel said, “Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son’s mandrakes.”

Gen 30:16  When Jacob came out of the field in the evening, Leah went out to meet him and said, “You must come into me, for I have surely hired you with my son’s mandrakes.”  And he lay with her that night.

Gen 30:17  And God listened to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son.

Gen 30:18  Leah said, “God has given me my hire, because I have given my maid to my husband.”  So she called his name Issachar.

Gen 30:19  Then Leah conceived again and bore Jacob a sixth son.

Gen 30:20  And Leah said, “God has endowed me with a good endowment; now my husband will dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons.”  So she called his name Zebulun.

Gen 30:21  afterwards she bore a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

Gen 30:22  God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.

Gen 30:23  And she conceived and bore a son, and said, “God has taken away my reproach.”

Gen 30:24  So she called his name Joseph, and said, “Jehovah shall add to me another son.”

Gen 30:25  And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my country.

Gen 30:26  “Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service which I have done for you.”

Gen 30:27  And Laban said to him, “Please stay, if I have found favour in your eyes, for I have learned by observation that Jehovah has blessed me for your sake.”

Gen 30:28  Then he said, “Name me your wages, and I will give it.”

Gen 30:29  So Jacob said to him, “You know how I have served you and how your livestock has been with me.

Gen 30:30  “For what you had before I came was little, and it is now increased to a great amount; Jehovah has blessed you since my coming.  And now, when shall I also provide for my own house?”

Gen 30:31  So he said, “What shall I give you?”  And Jacob said, “You shall not give me anything.  If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep your flocks:

Gen 30:32  “Let me pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and these shall be my wages.

Gen 30:33  “So my righteousness will answer for me in time to come, when the subject of my wages comes before you: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the lambs, will be considered stolen, if it is with me.”

Gen 30:34  And Laban said, “Oh, that it were according to your word!”

Gen 30:35  So he removed that day the male goats that were speckled and spotted, all the female goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had some white in it, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

Gen 30:36  Then he put three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.

Gen 30:37  Now Jacob took for himself rods of green poplar and of the almond and chestnut trees, peeled white strips in them, and exposed the white which was in the rods.

Gen 30:38  And the rods which he had peeled, he set before the flocks in the gutters, in the watering troughs where the flocks came to drink, so that they should conceive when they came to drink.

Gen 30:39  So the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted.

Gen 30:40  Then Jacob separated the lambs, and made the flocks face toward the streaked and all the brown in the flock of Laban; but he put his own flocks by themselves and did not put them with Laban’s flock.

Gen 30:41  And it came to pass, whenever the stronger flocks conceived, that Jacob placed the rods before the eyes of the flocks in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.

Gen 30:42  But when the flocks were feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban’s and the stronger Jacob’s.

Gen 30:43  Thus the man became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks, female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.

Gen 31:1  Now Jacob heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, “Jacob has taken away all that was our father’s, and from what was our father’s he has acquired all this wealth.”

Gen 31:2  And Jacob saw the face of Laban, and indeed it was not favourable toward him as the day before yesterday.

Gen 31:3  Then Jehovah said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your fathers and to your family, and I will be with you.”

Gen 31:4  So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field, to his flock,

Gen 31:5  and said to them, “I see your father’s face, that it is not favourable toward me as the day before yesterday; but the God of my father has been with me.

Gen 31:6  “And you know that with all my might I have served your father.

Gen 31:7  “Yet your father has deceived me and changed my wages ten times, but God did not allow him to hurt me.

Gen 31:8  “If he said thus: ‘The speckled shall be your wages,’ then all the flocks bore speckled.  And if he said thus: ‘The streaked shall be your wages,’ then all the flocks bore streaked.

Gen 31:9  “So God has taken away the livestock of your father and given them to me.

Gen 31:10  “And it happened, at the time when the flocks conceived, that I lifted my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams which leaped upon the flocks were streaked, speckled, and gray-spotted.

Gen 31:11  “Then the Angel of God spoke to me in a dream, saying, ‘Jacob.’ And I said, ‘Here I am.’

Gen 31:12  “And He said, ‘Lift your eyes now and see, all the rams which leap on the flocks are streaked, speckled, and gray-spotted; for I have seen all that Laban is doing to you.

Gen 31:13  ‘I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed the pillar and where you made a vow to Me.  Now arise, get out of this land, and return to the land of your family.’”

Gen 31:14  Then Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, “Is there still any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?

Gen 31:15  “Are we not considered strangers by him?  For he has sold us, and also completely consumed our silver.

Gen 31:16  “For all these riches which God has taken from our father are really ours and our children’s; now then, whatever God has said to you, do it.”

Gen 31:17  Then Jacob rose and set his sons and his wives on camels.

Gen 31:18  And he carried away all his livestock and all his possessions which he had gained, his acquired livestock which he had gained in Padan Aram, to go to his father Isaac in the land of Canaan.

Gen 31:19  Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel had stolen her father’s household idols.

Gen 31:20  And Jacob deceived the heart of Laban the Syrian, in that he did not tell him that he intended to flee.

Gen 31:21  So he fled with all that he had.  He arose and crossed the river, and headed toward the mountains of Gilead.

Gen 31:22  And Laban was told on the third day that Jacob had fled.

Gen 31:23  Then he took his brethren with him and pursued him for seven days’ journey, and he overtook him in the mountains of Gilead.

Gen 31:24  But God had come to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, “Be careful that you speak to Jacob neither good nor bad.”

Gen 31:25  So Laban overtook Jacob.  Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountains, and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mountains of Gilead.

Gen 31:26  And Laban said to Jacob: “What have you done, that you have stolen away unknown to me, and carried away my daughters like captives taken with the sword?

Gen 31:27  “Why did you flee away secretly, and steal away from me, and not tell me; for I might have sent you away with joy and songs, with timbrel and harp?

Gen 31:28  “And you did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters.  Now you have done foolishly in so doing.

Gen 31:29  “It is in my power to do you harm, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, ‘Be careful that you speak to Jacob neither good nor bad.’

Gen 31:30  “And now you have surely gone because you greatly long for your father’s house, but why did you steal my gods?”

Gen 31:31  Then Jacob answered and said to Laban, “Because I was afraid, for I said, ‘Perhaps you would take your daughters from me by force.’

Gen 31:32  “With whomever you find your gods, do not let him live.  In the presence of our brethren, identify what I have of yours and take it with you.” For Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.

Gen 31:33  And Laban went into Jacob’s tent, into Leah’s tent, and into the two maids’ tents, but he did not find them.  Then he went out of Leah’s tent and entered Rachel’s tent.

Gen 31:34  Now Rachel had taken the household idols, put them in the camel’s saddle, and sat on them.  And Laban searched all about the tent but did not find them.

Gen 31:35  And she said to her father, “Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise before you, for the manner of women is with me.” And he searched but did not find the household idols.

Gen 31:36  Then Jacob was angry and rebuked Laban, and Jacob answered and said to Laban: “What is my trespass?  What is my sin, that you have so hotly pursued me?

Gen 31:37  “Although you have searched all my things, what part of your household things have you found?  Set it here before my brethren and your brethren, that they may judge between us both!

Gen 31:38  “These twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried their young, and I have not eaten the rams of your flock.

Gen 31:39  “That which was torn by beasts I did not bring to you; I bore the loss of it.  You required it from my hand, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.

Gen 31:40  “There I was!  In the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night, and my sleep departed from my eyes.

Gen 31:41  “Thus I have been in your house twenty years; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times.

Gen 31:42  “Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed.  God has seen my affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked you last night.”

Gen 31:43  And Laban answered and said to Jacob, “These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and this flock is my flock; all that you see is mine.  But what can I do this day to these my daughters or to their children whom they have borne?

Gen 31:44  “Now therefore, come, let us make a covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between you and me.”

Gen 31:45  So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar.

Gen 31:46  Then Jacob said to his brethren, “Gather stones.” And they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there on the heap.

Gen 31:47  Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.

Gen 31:48  And Laban said, “This heap is a witness between you and me this day.” Therefore its name was called Galeed,

Gen 31:49  also Mizpah, because he said, “May Jehovah watch between you and me when we are absent one from another.

Gen 31:50  “If you afflict my daughters, or if you take other wives besides my daughters, although no man is with us; see, God is witness between you and me!”

Gen 31:51  Then Laban said to Jacob, “Here is this heap and here is this pillar, which I have placed between you and me.

Gen 31:52  “This heap is a witness, and this pillar is a witness, that I will not pass beyond this heap to you, and you will not pass beyond this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.

Gen 31:53  “The God of Abraham, the God of Nahor, and the God of their father judge between us.” And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.

Gen 31:54  Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain, and called his brethren to eat bread.  And they ate bread and stayed all night on the mountain.

Gen 31:55  And early in the morning Laban arose, and kissed his sons and daughters and blessed them.  Then Laban departed and returned to his place.

Gen 32:1  So Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

Gen 32:2  When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is God’s camp.” And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Gen 32:3  Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

Gen 32:4  And he commanded them, saying, “Speak thus to my lord Esau, ‘Thus your servant Jacob says: “I have dwelt with Laban and stayed there until now.

Gen 32:5  “I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, and male and female servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in your sight.”’”

Gen 32:6  Then the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother Esau, and he also is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.”

Gen 32:7  So Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two companies.

Gen 32:8  And he said, “If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the other company which is left will escape.”

Gen 32:9  Then Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, Jehovah who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your family, and I will deal well with you’:

Gen 32:10  “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant; for I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two companies.

Gen 32:11  “Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and attack me and the mother with the children.

Gen 32:12  “For You said, ‘I will surely treat you well, and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.’”

Gen 32:13  So he lodged there that same night, and took what came to his hand as a present for Esau his brother:

Gen 32:14  two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,

Gen 32:15  thirty milk camels with their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.

Gen 32:16  Then he delivered them to the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said to his servants, “Pass over before me, and put some distance between successive droves.”

Gen 32:17  And he commanded the first one, saying, “When Esau my brother meets you and asks you, saying, ‘To whom do you belong, and where are you going?  Whose are these in front of you?’

Gen 32:18  “then you shall say, ‘They are your servant Jacob’s.  It is a present sent to my lord Esau; and behold, he also is behind us.’”

Gen 32:19  So he commanded the second, the third, and all who followed the droves, saying, “In this manner you shall speak to Esau when you find him;

Gen 32:20  “and also say, ‘Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us.’” For he said, “I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterwards I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me.”

Gen 32:21  So the present went on over before him, but he himself lodged that night in the camp.

Gen 32:22  And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok.

Gen 32:23  He took them, sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had.

Gen 32:24  Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day.

Gen 32:25  Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him.

Gen 32:26  And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

Gen 32:27  So He said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”

Gen 32:28  And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

Gen 32:29  Then Jacob asked Him, saying, “Tell me Your name, I pray.” And He said, “Why is it that you ask about My Name?” And He blessed him there.

Gen 32:30  And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my soul is preserved.”

Gen 32:31  Just as he crossed over Penuel the sun rose on him, and he limped on his hip.

Gen 32:32  Therefore to this day the children of Israel do not eat the muscle that shrank, which is on the hip socket, because He touched the socket of Jacob’s hip in the muscle that shrank.

Gen 33:1  Now Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and there, Esau was coming, and with him were four hundred men.  So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two maidservants.

Gen 33:2  And he put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children behind, and Rachel and Joseph last.

Gen 33:3  Then he crossed over before them and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Gen 33:4  But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

Gen 33:5  And he lifted his eyes and saw the women and children, and said, “Who are these with you?” And he said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”

Gen 33:6  Then the maidservants came near, they and their children, and bowed down.

Gen 33:7  And Leah also came near with her children, and they bowed down.  afterwards Joseph and Rachel came near, and they bowed down.

Gen 33:8  Then Esau said, “What do you mean by all this company which I met?”  And he said, “These are to find favour in the sight of my lord.”

Gen 33:9  But Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.”

Gen 33:10  And Jacob said, “No, please, if I have now found favour in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me.

Gen 33:11  “Please, take my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.”  And he urged him, and he took it.

Gen 33:12  Then Esau said, “Let us take our journey; let us go, and I will go before you.”

Gen 33:13  But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are weak, and the flocks and herds which are nursing are with me.  And if the men should drive them hard one day, all the flock will die.

Gen 33:14  “Please let my lord go on ahead before his servant.  I will lead on slowly at a pace which the livestock that go before me, and the children, are able to endure, until I come to my lord in Seir.”

Gen 33:15  And Esau said, “Now let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.”  But he said, “What need is there?  Let me find favour in the sight of my lord.”

Gen 33:16  So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

Gen 33:17  And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, built himself a house, and made booths1 for his livestock.  Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

Gen 33:18  Then Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan Aram; and he pitched his tent before the city.

Gen 33:19  And he bought the parcel of land, where he had pitched his tent, from the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred pieces of money.

Gen 33:20  Then he erected an altar there and called it El Elohe Israel.2

Gen 34:1  Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

Gen 34:2  And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her, and violated her.

Gen 34:3  His soul was strongly attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman and spoke kindly to the young woman.

Gen 34:4  So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, “Get me this young woman as a wife.”

Gen 34:5  And Jacob heard that he had made Dinah his daughter unclean.  Now his sons were with his livestock in the field; so Jacob held his peace until they came.

Gen 34:6  Then Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him.

Gen 34:7  And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved and very angry, because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob’s daughter, a thing which ought not to be done.

Gen 34:8  But Hamor spoke with them, saying, “The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter.  Please give her to him as a wife.

Gen 34:9  “And make marriages with us; give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to yourselves.

Gen 34:10  “So you shall dwell with us, and the land shall be before you.  Dwell and trade in it, and acquire possessions for yourselves in it.”

Gen 34:11  Then Shechem said to her father and her brothers, “Let me find favour in your eyes, and whatever you say to me I will give.

Gen 34:12  “Ask me ever so much dowry and gift, and I will give according to what you say to me; but give me the young woman as a wife.”

Gen 34:13  But the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father, and spoke deceitfully, because he had made their sister Dinah unclean.

Gen 34:14  And they said to them, “We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach to us.

Gen 34:15  “But on this condition we will consent to you: If you will become as we are, if every male of you is circumcised,

Gen 34:16  “then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us; and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

Gen 34:17  “But if you will not heed us and be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and be gone.”

Gen 34:18  And their words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.

Gen 34:19  So the young man did not delay to do the thing, because he delighted in Jacob’s daughter.  He was more honourable than all the household of his father.

Gen 34:20  And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of their city, saying:

Gen 34:21  “These men are at peace with us.  Therefore let them dwell in the land and trade in it.  For indeed the land is large enough for them.  Let us take their daughters to us as wives, and let us give them our daughters.

Gen 34:22  “Only on this condition will the men consent to dwell with us, to be one people: if every male among us is circumcised as they are circumcised.

Gen 34:23  “Will not their livestock, their property, and every animal of theirs be ours?  Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.”

Gen 34:24  And all who went out of the gate of his city heeded Hamor and Shechem his son; every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

Gen 34:25  Now 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 brothers, each took his sword and came boldly upon the city and killed all the males.

Gen 34:26  And they killed Hamor and Shechem his son with the mouth of the sword, and took Dinah from Shechem’s house, and went out.

Gen 34:27  The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because their sister had been made unclean.

Gen 34:28  They took their sheep, their oxen, and their donkeys, what was in the city and what was in the field,

Gen 34:29  and all their wealth.  All their little ones and their wives they took captive; and they plundered even all that was in the houses.

Gen 34:30  Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have troubled me by making me obnoxious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and since I am few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and kill me.  I shall be destroyed, my household and I.”

Gen 34:31  But they said, “He fornicated with our sister.”

Gen 35:1  Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.”

Gen 35:2  And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments.

Gen 35:3  “Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone.”

Gen 35:4  So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem.

Gen 35:5  And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that were all around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.

Gen 35:6  So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.

Gen 35:7  And he built an altar there and called the place El Bethel, because there God appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother.

Gen 35:8  Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the terebinth tree.  So the name of it was called Allon Bachuth.

Gen 35:9  Then God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Padan Aram, and blessed him.

Gen 35:10  And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel shall be your name.” So He called his name Israel.

Gen 35:11  Also God said to him: “I am God Almighty.  Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body.

Gen 35:12  “The land which I gave Abraham and Isaac I give to you; and to your descendants after you I give this land.”

Gen 35:13  Then God went up from him in the place where He talked with him.

Gen 35:14  So Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He talked with him, a pillar of stone; and he poured a drink offering on it, and he poured oil on it.

Gen 35:15  And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him, Bethel.

Gen 35:16  Then they journeyed from Bethel.  And when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel laboured in childbirth, and she had hard labour.

Gen 35:17  Now it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said to her, “Do not fear; you will have this son also.”

Gen 35:18  And so it was, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name Ben-Oni; but his father called him Benjamin.

Gen 35:19  So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).

Gen 35:20  And Jacob set a pillar on her tomb, which is the pillar of Rachel’s tomb to this day.

Gen 35:21  Then Israel journeyed and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.

Gen 35:22  And it happened, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine; and Israel heard about it.  Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

Gen 35:23  the sons of Leah were Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, and Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun;

Gen 35:24  the sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin;

Gen 35:25  the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s maidservant, were Dan and Naphtali;

Gen 35:26  and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s maidservant, were Gad and Asher.  These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Padan Aram.

Gen 35:27  Then Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had dwelt.

Gen 35:28  Now the days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.

Gen 35:29  So Isaac expired and died, and was gathered to his people, being old and full of days.  And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Gen 36:1  Now this is the genealogy of Esau, who is Edom.

Gen 36:2  Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite; Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;

Gen 36:3  and Basemath, Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebajoth.

Gen 36:4  Now Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau, and Basemath bore Reuel.

Gen 36:5  And Aholibamah bore Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah.  These were the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan.

Gen 36:6  Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the souls of his household, his cattle and all his animals, and all his goods which he had gained in the land of Canaan, and went to a country away from the presence of his brother Jacob.

Gen 36:7  For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together, and the land where they were strangers could not support them because of their livestock.

Gen 36:8  So Esau dwelt in Mount Seir.  Esau is Edom.

Gen 36:9  And this is the genealogy of Esau the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir.

Gen 36:10  These were the names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, and Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau.

Gen 36:11  And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.

Gen 36:12  Now Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz, Esau’s son, and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz.  These were the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife.

Gen 36:13  These were the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.  These were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.

Gen 36:14  These were the sons of Aholibamah, Esau’s wife, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon.  And she bore to Esau: Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah.

Gen 36:15  These were the chiefs of the sons of Esau.  The sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn son of Esau, were Chief Teman, Chief Omar, Chief Zepho, Chief Kenaz,

Gen 36:16  Chief Korah, Chief Gatam, and Chief Amalek.  These were the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom.  They were the sons of Adah.

Gen 36:17  These were the sons of Reuel, Esau’s son: Chief Nahath, Chief Zerah, Chief Shammah, and Chief Mizzah.  These were the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom.  These were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.

Gen 36:18  And these were the sons of Aholibamah, Esau’s wife: Chief Jeush, Chief Jaalam, and Chief Korah.  These were the chiefs who descended from Aholibamah, Esau’s wife, the daughter of Anah.

Gen 36:19  These were the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these were their chiefs.

Gen 36:20  These were the sons of Seir the Horite who inhabited the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,

Gen 36:21  Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.  These were the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir, in the land of Edom.

Gen 36:22  And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam.  Lotan’s sister was Timna.

Gen 36:23  These were the sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

Gen 36:24  These were the sons of Zibeon: both Ajah and Anah.  This was the Anah who found the water in the wilderness as he pastured the donkeys of his father Zibeon.

Gen 36:25  These were the children of Anah: Dishon and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.

Gen 36:26  These were the sons of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.

Gen 36:27  These were the sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.

Gen 36:28  These were the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

Gen 36:29  These were the chiefs of the Horites: Chief Lotan, Chief Shobal, Chief Zibeon, Chief Anah,

Gen 36:30  Chief Dishon, Chief Ezer, and Chief Dishan.  These were the chiefs of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.

Gen 36:31  Now these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel:

Gen 36:32  Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

Gen 36:33  And when Bela died, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place.

Gen 36:34  When Jobab died, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.

Gen 36:35  And when Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, who attacked Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place.  And the name of his city was Avith.

Gen 36:36  When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.

Gen 36:37  And when Samlah died, Saul of Rehoboth (by the River) reigned in his place.

Gen 36:38  When Saul died, Lord Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.

Gen 36:39  And when Lord Hanan the son of Achbor died, Hadar reigned in his place; and the name of his city was Pau.  His wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

Gen 36:40  And these were the names of the chiefs of Esau, according to their families and their places, by their names: Chief Timnah, Chief Alvah, Chief Jetheth,

Gen 36:41  Chief Aholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon,

Gen 36:42  Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar,

Gen 36:43  Chief Magdiel, and Chief Iram.  These were the chiefs of Edom, according to their dwelling places in the land of their possession.  Esau was the father of the Edomites.

Gen 37:1  Now Jacob dwelt in the land where his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.

Gen 37:2  This is the genealogy of Jacob.  Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers.  And the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to his father.

Gen 37:3  Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age.  Also he made him a tunic of many colours.

Gen 37:4  But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him.

Gen 37:5  Now Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more.

Gen 37:6 And he said to them, “Please hear this dream which I have dreamed:

Gen 37:7  “There we were, binding sheaves in the field.  Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.”

Gen 37:8  And his brothers said to him, “Shall you indeed reign over us?  Or shall you indeed have dominion over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.

Gen 37:9  Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream.  And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”

Gen 37:10  So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed?  Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?”

Gen 37:11  And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

Gen 37:12  Then his brothers went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem.

Gen 37:13  And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers feeding the flock in Shechem?  Come, I will send you to them.” So he said to him, “Here I am.”

Gen 37:14  Then he said to him, “Please go and see if it is well with your brothers and well with the flocks, and bring back word to me.” So he sent him out of the Valley of Hebron, and he went to Shechem.

Gen 37:15  Now a certain man found him, and there he was, wandering in the field.  And the man asked him, saying, “What are you seeking?”

Gen 37:16  So he said, “I am seeking my brothers.  Please tell me where they are feeding their flocks.”

Gen 37:17  And the man said, “They have departed from here, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’” So Joseph went after his brothers and found them in Dothan.

Gen 37:18  Now when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him.

Gen 37:19  Then they said to one another, “Look, this master of dreams is coming!

Gen 37:20  “Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.’ We shall see what will become of his dreams!”

Gen 37:21  But Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands, and said, “Let us not kill him.”

Gen 37:22  And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit which is in the wilderness, and do not lay a hand on him”; that he might deliver him out of their hands, and bring him back to his father.

Gen 37:23  So it came to pass, when Joseph had come to his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the tunic of many colours that was on him.

Gen 37:24  Then they took him and cast him into a pit.  And the pit was empty; there was no water in it.

Gen 37:25  And they sat down to eat a meal.  Then they lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt.

Gen 37:26  So Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?

Gen 37:27  “Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and do not let our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh.” And his brothers listened.

Gen 37:28  Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver.  And they took Joseph to Egypt.

Gen 37:29  Then Reuben returned to the pit, and indeed Joseph was not in the pit; and he tore his clothes.

Gen 37:30  And he returned to his brothers and said, “The lad is no more; and I, where shall I go?”

Gen 37:31  So they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a kid of the goats, and immersed the tunic in the blood.

Gen 37:32  Then they sent the tunic of many colours away, and brought it to their father and said, “We have found this.  Do you know whether it is your son’s tunic or not?”

Gen 37:33  And he recognized it and said, “It is my son’s tunic.  A wild beast has devoured him.  Torn! Joseph has been torn.”

Gen 37:34  Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days.

Gen 37:35  And all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and he said, “For I shall go down into Sheol1 to my son in mourning.”  Thus his father wept for him.

Gen 37:36  Now the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and captain of the guard.

Gen 38:1  It came to pass at that time that Judah departed from his brothers, and visited a certain Adullamite whose name was Hirah.

Gen 38:2  And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua, and he married her and went into her.

Gen 38:3  So she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er.

Gen 38:4  She conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name Onan.

Gen 38:5  And she conceived yet again and bore a son, and called his name Shelah.  He was at Chezib when she bore him.

Gen 38:6  Then Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Gen 38:7  But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Jehovah, and Jehovah killed him.

Gen 38:8  And Judah said to Onan, “Go into your brother’s wife and marry her, and raise up an heir to your brother.”

Gen 38:9  But Onan knew that the heir would not be his; and it came to pass, when he went into his brother’s wife, that he emitted on the ground, lest he should give an heir to his brother.

Gen 38:10  And the thing which he did displeased Jehovah; therefore He killed him also.

Gen 38:11  Then Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, “Remain a widow in your father’s house until my son Shelah is grown.”  For he said, “Lest he also die as his brothers did.”  And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.

Gen 38:12  Now in the process of time the daughter of Shua, Judah’s wife, died; and Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

Gen 38:13  And it was told to Tamar, saying, “Look, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.”

Gen 38:14  So she took off her widow’s garments, covered herself with a veil and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place which was on the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given to him as a wife.

Gen 38:15  When Judah saw her, he thought she was a fornicator, because she had covered her face.

Gen 38:16  Then he turned to her by the way, and said, “Please let me come into you”; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law.  So she said, “What will you give me, that you may come into me?”

Gen 38:17  And he said, “I will send you a young goat from the flock.”  And she said, “Will you give me a pledge until you send it?”

Gen 38:18  Then he said, “What pledge shall I give you?”  So she said, “Your signet and cord, and your staff that is in your hand.”  Then he gave them to her, and went into her, and she conceived by him.

Gen 38:19  So she arose and went away, and laid aside her veil and put on the garments of her widowhood.

Gen 38:20  And Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman’s hand, but he did not find her.

Gen 38:21  Then he asked the men of that place, saying, “Where is the prostitute who was openly by the roadside?”  And they said, “There was no prostitute in this place.”

Gen 38:22  And he returned to Judah and said, “I cannot find her.  Also, the men of the place said there was no prostitute in this place.”

Gen 38:23  Then Judah said, “Let her take them for herself, lest we be shamed; for I sent this young goat and you have not found her.”

Gen 38:24  And it came to pass, about three new moons after, that Judah was told, saying, “Tamar your daughter-in-law has fornicated; furthermore she is with child by fornication.”  So Judah said, “Bring her out and let her be burned!”

Gen 38:25  When she was brought out, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, “By the man to whom these belong, I am with child.”  And she said, “Please determine whose these are; the signet, cord and staff.”

Gen 38:26  So Judah acknowledged them and said, “She has been more righteous than I, because I did not give her to Shelah my son.”  And he never knew her again.

Gen 38:27  Now it came to pass, at the time for giving birth, that behold, twins were in her womb.

Gen 38:28  And so it was, when she was giving birth, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took a scarlet thread and bound it on his hand, saying, “This one came out first.”

Gen 38:29  Then it happened, as he drew back his hand, that his brother came out unexpectedly; and she said, “How did you break through?  This breach be upon you!” Therefore his name was called Perez.

Gen 38:30  afterwards his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand.  And his name was called Zerah.

Gen 39:1  Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt.  And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian man, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there.

Gen 39:2  Jehovah was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his lord the Egyptian.

Gen 39:3  And his lord saw that Jehovah was with him and that Jehovah made all he did to prosper in his hand.

Gen 39:4  So Joseph found favour in his sight, and served him.  Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put in his hand.

Gen 39:5  So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that Jehovah blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of Jehovah was on all that he had in the house and in the field.

Gen 39:6  So he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate.  And Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.

Gen 39:7  Now it came to pass after these things that his lord’s wife cast longing eyes on Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.”

Gen 39:8  But he refused and said to his lord’s wife, “Look, my lord does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand.

Gen 39:9  “There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife.  How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”

Gen 39:10  And so it was, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he did not heed her, to lie with her or to be with her.

Gen 39:11  But it happened about this time, when Joseph went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the house were inside,

Gen 39:12  that she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.”  But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside.

Gen 39:13  And so it was, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and fled outside,

Gen 39:14  that she called to the men of her house and spoke to them, saying, “See, he has brought in to us a Hebrew to mock us.  He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice.

Gen 39:15  “And it happened, when he heard that I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his garment with me, and fled and went outside.”

Gen 39:16  So she kept his garment with her until his lord came home.

Gen 39:17  Then she spoke to him with words like these, saying, “The Hebrew servant whom you brought to us came in to me to mock me;

Gen 39:18  “so it happened, as I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his garment with me and fled outside.”

Gen 39:19  So it was, when his lord heard the words which his wife spoke to him, saying, “Your servant did to me after this manner,” that his anger was aroused.

Gen 39:20  Then Joseph’s lord took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were confined.  And he was there in the prison.

Gen 39:21  But Jehovah was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Gen 39:22  And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing.

Gen 39:23  The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s hand, because Jehovah was with him; and whatever he did, Jehovah made it prosper.

Gen 40:1  It came to pass after these things that the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt.

Gen 40:2  And Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief butler and the chief baker.

Gen 40:3  So he put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the prison, the place where Joseph was confined.

Gen 40:4  And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them; so they were in custody for a while.

Gen 40:5  Then the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison, dreamed a dream, both of them, each man’s dream in one night and each man’s dream with its own interpretation.

Gen 40:6  And Joseph came in to them in the morning and looked at them, and saw that they were sad.

Gen 40:7  So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were with him in the custody of his lord’s house, saying, “Why do you look so sad today?”

Gen 40:8  And they said to him, “We each have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it.” And Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God?  Tell them to me, please.”

Gen 40:9  Then the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, “Behold, in my dream a vine was before me,

Gen 40:10  “and in the vine were three branches; it was as though it budded, its blossoms shot forth, and its clusters brought forth ripe grapes.

Gen 40:11  “Then Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.”

Gen 40:12  And Joseph said to him, “This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days.

Gen 40:13  “Now within three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your place, and you will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand according to the former judgement, when you were his butler.

Gen 40:14  “But remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me; make mention of me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this house.

Gen 40:15  “For indeed I was stolen away from the land of the Hebrews; and also I have done nothing here that they should put me into the dungeon.”

Gen 40:16  When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, “I also was in my dream, and there I had three white baskets on my head.

Gen 40:17  “In the uppermost basket there were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, and the flying creatures ate them out of the basket on my head.”

Gen 40:18  So Joseph answered and said, “This is the interpretation of it: The three baskets are three days.

Gen 40:19  “Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head from you and hang you on a tree; and the flying creatures will eat your flesh from you.”

Gen 40:20  Now it came to pass on the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

Gen 40:21  Then he restored the chief butler to his butlership again, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.

Gen 40:22  But he hung the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.

Gen 40:23  Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

Gen 41:1  Then it came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh had a dream; and behold, he stood by the river.

Gen 41:2  Suddenly there came up out of the river seven cows, fine looking and fat; and they fed in the meadow.

Gen 41:3  Then behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the river, ugly and gaunt, and stood by the other cows on the bank of the river.

Gen 41:4  And the ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven fine looking and fat cows.  So Pharaoh awoke.

Gen 41:5  He slept and dreamed a second time; and suddenly seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, plump and good.

Gen 41:6  Then behold, seven thin heads, blighted by the east wind, sprang up after them.

Gen 41:7  And the seven thin heads devoured the seven plump and full heads.  So Pharaoh awoke, and indeed, it was a dream.

Gen 41:8  Now it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the wizards of Egypt and all its wise men.  And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them for Pharaoh.

Gen 41:9  Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying: “I remember my faults this day.

Gen 41:10  “When Pharaoh was angry with his servants, and put me in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, both me and the chief baker,

Gen 41:11  “we each dreamed a dream in one night, he and I.  Each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream.

Gen 41:12  “Now there was a young Hebrew man with us there, a servant of the captain of the guard.  And we told him, and he interpreted our dreams for us; to each man he interpreted according to his own dream.

Gen 41:13  “And it came to pass, just as he interpreted for us, so it happened.  He restored me to my office, and he hung him.”

Gen 41:14  Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh.

Gen 41:15  And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have dreamed a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it.  But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it.”

Gen 41:16  So Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.”

Gen 41:17  Then Pharaoh said to Joseph: “Behold, in my dream I stood on the bank of the river.

Gen 41:18  “Suddenly seven cows came up out of the river, fine looking and fat; and they fed in the meadow.

Gen 41:19  “Then behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ugly and gaunt, such ugliness as I have never seen in all the land of Egypt.

Gen 41:20  “And the gaunt and ugly cows ate up the first seven, the fat cows.

Gen 41:21  “When they had eaten them up, no one would have known that they had eaten them, for they were just as ugly as at the beginning.  So I awoke.

Gen 41:22  “Also I saw in my dream, and suddenly seven heads came up on one stalk, full and good.

Gen 41:23  “Then behold, seven heads, withered, thin, and blighted by the east wind, sprang up after them.

Gen 41:24  “And the thin heads devoured the seven good heads.  So I told this to the wizards, but there was no one who could explain it to me.”

Gen 41:25  Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do:

Gen 41:26  “The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good heads are seven years; the dreams are one.

Gen 41:27  “And the seven thin and ugly cows which came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty heads blighted by the east wind are seven years of famine.

Gen 41:28  “This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh.  God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.

Gen 41:29  “Indeed seven years of great plenty will come throughout all the land of Egypt;

Gen 41:30  “but after them seven years of famine will arise, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine will deplete the land.

Gen 41:31  “So the plenty will not be known in the land because of the famine following, for it will be very severe.

Gen 41:32  “And the dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

Gen 41:33  “Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Gen 41:34  “Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, to collect one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven plentiful years.

Gen 41:35  “And let them gather all the food of those good years that are coming, and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.

Gen 41:36  “Then that food shall be as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land may not perish during the famine.”

Gen 41:37  So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants.

Gen 41:38  And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?”

Gen 41:39  Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.

Gen 41:40  “You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your mouth; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”

Gen 41:41  And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”

Gen 41:42  Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

Gen 41:43  And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!”  So he set him over all the land of Egypt.

Gen 41:44  Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”

Gen 41:45  And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-Paaneah1.  And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On.  So Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

Gen 41:46  Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt.  And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

Gen 41:47  Now in the seven plentiful years the ground brought forth abundantly.

Gen 41:48  So 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; he laid up in every city the food of the fields which surrounded them.

Gen 41:49  Joseph gathered very much grain, as the sand of the sea, until he stopped counting, for it was without number.

Gen 41:50  And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him.

Gen 41:51  Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: “For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house.”

Gen 41:52  And the name of the second he called Ephraim: “For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.”

Gen 41:53  Then the seven years of plenty which were in the land of Egypt ended,

Gen 41:54  and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said.  The famine was in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Gen 41:55  So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread.  Then Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, do.”

Gen 41:56  The famine was over all the face of the earth, and Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians.  And the famine became severe in the land of Egypt.

Gen 41:57  So all countries came to Joseph in Egypt to buy grain, because the famine was severe in all lands.

Gen 42:1  When Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, “Why do you look at one another?”

Gen 42:2  And he said, “Indeed I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down to that place and buy for us there, that we may live and not die.”

Gen 42:3  So Joseph’s ten brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt.

Gen 42:4  But Jacob did not send Joseph’s brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, “Lest some calamity befall him.”

Gen 42:5  And the sons of Israel went to buy grain among those who journeyed, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

Gen 42:6  Now Joseph was governor over the land; and it was he who sold to all the people of the land.  And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down before him with their faces to the earth.

Gen 42:7  Joseph saw his brothers and recognized them, but he acted as a stranger to them and spoke roughly to them.  Then he said to them, “Where do you come from?” And they said, “From the land of Canaan to buy food.”

Gen 42:8  So Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.

Gen 42:9  Joseph remembered the dreams which he had dreamed about them, and said to them, “You are spies!  You have come to see the nakedness of the land!”

Gen 42:10  And they said to him, “No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food.

Gen 42:11  “We are all one man’s sons; we are honest men; your servants are not spies.”

Gen 42:12  But he said to them, “No, but you have come to see the nakedness of the land.”

Gen 42:13  And they said, “Your servants are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and in fact, the youngest is with our father today, and one is no more.”

Gen 42:14  But Joseph said to them, “It is as I spoke to you, saying, ‘You are spies!’

Gen 42:15  “In this manner you shall be tested: By the life of Pharaoh, you shall not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

Gen 42:16  “Send one of you, and let him bring your brother; and you shall be kept in prison, that your words may be tested to see whether there is any truth in you; or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies!”

Gen 42:17  So he put them all together in prison three days.

Gen 42:18  Then Joseph said to them the third day, “Do this and live, for I fear God:

Gen 42:19  “If you are honest men, let one of your brothers be confined to your prison house; but you, go and carry grain for the famine of your houses.

Gen 42:20  “And bring your youngest brother to me; so your words will be verified, and you shall not die.” And they did so.

Gen 42:21  Then they said to one another, “We are truly guilty concerning our brother, for we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded with us, and we would not hear; therefore this distress has come upon us.”

Gen 42:22  And Reuben answered them, saying, “Did I not speak to you, saying, ‘Do not sin against the boy’; and you would not listen?  Therefore behold, his blood is now required of us.”

Gen 42:23  But they did not know that Joseph understood them, for he spoke to them through an interpreter.

Gen 42:24  And he turned himself away from them and wept.  Then he returned to them again, and talked with them.  And he took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.

Gen 42:25  Then Joseph gave a command to fill their sacks with grain, to restore every man’s silver to his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey.  Thus he did for them.

Gen 42:26  So they loaded their donkeys with the grain and departed from there.

Gen 42:27  But as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey feed at the encampment, he saw his silver; and there it was, in the mouth of his sack.

Gen 42:28  So he said to his brothers, “My silver has been restored, and there it is, in my sack!”  Then their hearts failed them and they were afraid, saying to one another, “What is this that God has done to us?”

Gen 42:29  Then they went to Jacob their father in the land of Canaan and told him all that had happened to them, saying:

Gen 42:30  “The man who is lord of the land spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.

Gen 42:31  “But we said to him, ‘We are honest men; we are not spies.

Gen 42:32  ‘We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one is no more, and the youngest is with our father this day in the land of Canaan.’

Gen 42:33  “Then the man, the lord of the country, said to us, ‘By this I will know that you are honest men: Leave one of your brothers here with me, take food for the famine of your households, and be gone.

Gen 42:34  ‘And bring your youngest brother to me; so I shall know that you are not spies, but that you are honest men.  And I will deliver your brother to you, and you may trade in the land.’”

Gen 42:35  Then it happened as they emptied their sacks, that surprisingly each man’s bag of silver was in his sack; and when they and their father saw the bags of silver, they were afraid.

Gen 42:36  And Jacob their father said to them, “You have bereaved me: Joseph is no more, Simeon is no more, and you want to take Benjamin away.  All these things are against me.”

Gen 42:37  Then Reuben spoke to his father, saying, “Kill my two sons if I do not bring him back to you; put him in my hands, and I will bring him back to you.”

Gen 42:38  But he said, “My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he is left alone.  If any calamity should befall him along the way in which you go, then you would bring my gray hair down to Sheol with sorrow.”

Gen 43:1  Now the famine was severe in the land.

Gen 43:2  And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, “Go back, buy us a little food.”

Gen 43:3  But Judah spoke to him, saying, “The man solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’”

Gen 43:4  “If you send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food.

Gen 43:5  “But if you will not send him, we will not go down; for the man said to us, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’”

Gen 43:6  And Israel said, “Why did you deal so wrongfully with me as to tell the man whether you had still another brother?”

Gen 43:7  But they said, “The man asked us pointedly about ourselves and our family, saying, ‘Is your father still alive?  Have you another brother?’ And we told his mouth these words.  Could we possibly have known that he would say, ‘Bring your brother down’?”

Gen 43:8  Then Judah said to Israel his father, “Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and you and also our little ones.

Gen 43:9  “I myself will be surety for him; from my hand you shall require him.  If I do not bring him back to you and set him before you, then let me bear the blame forever.

Gen 43:10  “For if we had not lingered, surely by now we would have returned this second time.”

Gen 43:11  And their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: Take some of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and carry down a present for the man; a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.

Gen 43:12  “Take double silver in your hand, and take back in your hand the silver that was returned in the mouth of your sacks; perhaps it was an oversight.

Gen 43:13  “Take your brother also, and arise, go back to the man.

Gen 43:14  “And may God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release your other brother and Benjamin.  If I am bereaved, I am bereaved!”

Gen 43:15  So the men took that present and Benjamin, and they took double silver in their hand, and arose and went down to Egypt; and they stood before Joseph.

Gen 43:16  When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Take these men to my home, and slaughter an animal and make ready; for these men will dine with me at noon.”

Gen 43:17  Then the man did as Joseph ordered, and the man brought the men into Joseph’s house.

Gen 43:18  Now the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph’s house; and they said, “It is because of the silver, which was returned in our sacks the first time, that we are brought in, so that he may seek an occasion against us and fall upon us, to take us as slaves with our donkeys.”

Gen 43:19  When they drew near to the steward of Joseph’s house, they talked with him at the door of the house,

Gen 43:20  and said, “O lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food;

Gen 43:21  “but it happened, when we came to the encampment, that we opened our sacks, and each man’s silver was there in the mouth of his sack, our silver in full weight; so we have brought it back in our hand.

Gen 43:22  “And we have brought down other silver in our hands to buy food.  We do not know who put our silver in our sacks.”

Gen 43:23  But he said, “Peace be with you, do not be afraid.  Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your silver.”  Then he brought Simeon out to them.

Gen 43:24  So the man brought the men into Joseph’s house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys feed.

Gen 43:25  Then they made the present ready for Joseph’s coming at noon, for they heard that they would eat bread there.

Gen 43:26  And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down before him to the earth.

Gen 43:27  Then he asked them about their well-being, and said, “Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke?  Is he still alive?”

Gen 43:28  And they answered, “Your servant our father is in good health; he is still alive.” And they bowed their heads down and prostrated themselves.

Gen 43:29  Then he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, and said, “Is this your younger brother of whom you spoke to me?” And he said, “God be gracious to you, my son.”

Gen 43:30  Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep.  And he went into his chamber and wept there.

Gen 43:31  Then he washed his face and came out; and he restrained himself, and said, “Serve the bread.”

Gen 43:32  So they set him a place by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves; because the Egyptians could not eat food with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.

Gen 43:33  And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth; and the men looked in astonishment at one another.

Gen 43:34  Then he took servings to them from before him, but Benjamin’s serving was five times as much as any of theirs.  So they drank and were merry with him.

Gen 44:1  And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack.

Gen 44:2  “Also put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his grain money.” So he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.

Gen 44:3  As soon as the morning dawned, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys.

Gen 44:4  And when they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, “Get up, follow the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid evil for good?

Gen 44:5  ‘Is not this the one from which my lord drinks, and with which observing, he observes?  You have done evil in so doing.’”

Gen 44:6  So he overtook them, and he spoke to them these same words.

Gen 44:7  And they said to him, “Why does my lord say these words?  Far be it from us that your servants should do such a thing.

Gen 44:8  “Look, we brought back to you from the land of Canaan the money which we found in the mouth of our sacks.  How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord’s house?

Gen 44:9  “With whomever of your servants it is found, let him die, and we also will be my lord’s slaves.”

Gen 44:10  And he said, “Now also let it be according to your words; he with whom it is found shall be my slave, and you shall be blameless.”

Gen 44:11  Then each man speedily let down his sack to the ground, and each opened his sack.

Gen 44:12  So he searched, and he began with the oldest and left off with the youngest; and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack.

Gen 44:13  Then they tore their clothes, and each man loaded his donkey and returned to the city.

Gen 44:14  So Judah and his brothers came to Joseph’s house, and he was still there; and they fell before him on the ground.

Gen 44:15  And Joseph said to them, “What deed is this you have done?  Did you not know that such a man as I, observing, can observe?”

Gen 44:16  Then Judah said, “What shall we say to my lord?  What shall we speak?  Or how shall we clear ourselves?  God has found out the iniquity of your servants; here we are, my lord’s slaves, both we and he also with whom the cup was found.”

Gen 44:17  But he said, “Far be it from me that I should do so; but the man in whose hand the cup was found, he shall be my slave.  And as for you, go up in peace to your father.”

Gen 44:18  Then Judah came near to him and said: “O my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord’s hearing, and do not let your anger burn against your servant; for you are even like Pharaoh.

Gen 44:19  “My lord asked his servants, saying, ‘Have you a father or a brother?’

Gen 44:20  “And we said to my lord, ‘We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, who is young; his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother’s children, and his father loves him.’

Gen 44:21  “Then you said to your servants, ‘Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes on him.’

Gen 44:22  “And we said to my lord, ‘The lad cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.’

Gen 44:23  “But you said to your servants, ‘Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you shall see my face no more.’

Gen 44:24  “So it was, when we went up to your servant my father, that we told him the words of my lord.

Gen 44:25  “And our father said, ‘Go back and buy us a little food.’

Gen 44:26  “But we said, ‘We cannot go down; if our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down; for we may not see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’

Gen 44:27  “Then your servant my father said to us, ‘You know that my wife bore me two sons;

Gen 44:28  ‘and the one went out from me, and I said, “Surely he is torn to pieces.” and I have not seen him since.

Gen 44:29  ‘But if you take this one also from me, and calamity befalls him, you shall bring my gray hair down to Sheol with sorrow.’

Gen 44:30  “Now therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, since his soul is bound up in the lad,

Gen 44:31  “it will happen, when he sees that the lad is not with us, that he will die.  So your servants will bring the gray hair of your servant our father down to Sheol with sorrow.

Gen 44:32  “For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, ‘If I do not bring him back to you, then I shall bear the blame before my father forever.’

Gen 44:33  “Now therefore, please let your servant remain instead of the lad as a slave to my lord, and let the lad go up with his brothers.

Gen 44:34  “For how shall I go up to my father if the lad is not with me, lest perhaps I see the evil that would come upon my father?”

Gen 45:1  Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Make everyone go out from me!” So no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

Gen 45:2  And he wept aloud, and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard it.

Gen 45:3  Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence.

Gen 45:4  And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.”  And they came near.  And he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.

Gen 45:5  “But now, do not therefore be grieved nor angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life.

Gen 45:6  “For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.

Gen 45:7  “And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

Gen 45:8  “So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Gen 45:9  “Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph: “God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not stand still.

Gen 45:10  “You shall dwell in the land of Goshen,1 and you shall be near to me, you and your children, your children’s children, your flocks and your herds, and all that you have.

Gen 45:11  “There I will provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty; for there are still five years of famine.”’

Gen 45:12  “And behold, your eyes and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see that it is my mouth that speaks to you.

Gen 45:13  “So you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen; and you shall hurry and bring my father down here.”

Gen 45:14  Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

Gen 45:15  Moreover he kissed all his brothers and wept over them, and after that his brothers talked with him.

Gen 45:16  Now the report of it was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, “Joseph’s brothers have come.” So it pleased Pharaoh and his servants well.

Gen 45:17  And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Say to your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals and depart; go to the land of Canaan.

Gen 45:18  ‘Bring your father and your households and come to me; I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land.

Gen 45:19  ‘Now you are commanded; do this: Take carts out of the land of Egypt for your little ones and your wives; bring your father and come.

Gen 45:20  ‘Also do not be concerned about your goods, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.’”

Gen 45:21  Then the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them carts, according to the mouth of Pharaoh, and he gave them provisions for the journey.

Gen 45:22  He gave to all of them, to each man, changes of garments; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.

Gen 45:23  And he sent to his father these things: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and food for his father for the journey.

Gen 45:24  So he sent his brothers away, and they departed; and he said to them, “See that you do not become troubled along the way.”

Gen 45:25  Then they went up out of Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to Jacob their father.

Gen 45:26  And they told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt.” And Jacob’s heart stood still, because he did not believe them.

Gen 45:27  But when they told him all the words which Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived.

Gen 45:28  Then Israel said, “It is enough.  Joseph my son is still alive.  I will go and see him before I die.”

Gen 46:1  So Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

Gen 46:2  Then God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, “Jacob, Jacob!” And he said, “Here I am.”

Gen 46:3  And He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not fear to go down to Egypt, for I will make a great nation of you there.

Gen 46:4  “I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will put his hand on your eyes.”

Gen 46:5  Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob, their little ones, and their wives, in the carts which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

Gen 46:6  So they took their livestock and their goods, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him.

Gen 46:7  His sons and his sons’ sons, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

Gen 46:8  Now these were the names of the children of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben was Jacob’s firstborn.

Gen 46:9  The sons of Reuben were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

Gen 46:10  The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.

Gen 46:11  The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Gen 46:12  The sons of Judah were Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan).  The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

Gen 46:13  The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puvah, Job, and Shimron.

Gen 46:14  The sons of Zebulun were Sered, Elon, and Jahleel.

Gen 46:15  These were the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan Aram, with his daughter Dinah.  All the souls, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three.

Gen 46:16  The sons of Gad were Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli.

Gen 46:17  The sons of Asher were Jimnah, Ishuah, Isui, Beriah, and Serah, their sister.  And the sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel.

Gen 46:18  These were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob: sixteen souls.

Gen 46:19  The sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife, were Joseph and Benjamin.

Gen 46:20  And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On, bore to him.

Gen 46:21  The sons of Benjamin were Belah, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.

Gen 46:22  These were the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: fourteen souls in all.

Gen 46:23  The son of Dan was Hushim.

Gen 46:24  The sons of Naphtali were Jahzeel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem.

Gen 46:25  These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob: seven souls in all.

Gen 46:26  All the souls who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six souls in all.

Gen 46:27  And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were nine souls.  All the souls of the house of Jacob who were in Egypt were seventy-five.1

Gen 46:28  Then he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out before him the way to Goshen.  And they came to the land of Goshen.

Gen 46:29  So Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; and he presented himself to him, and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.

Gen 46:30  And Israel said to Joseph, “Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are still alive.”

Gen 46:31  Then Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and tell Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘My brothers and those of my father’s house, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me.

Gen 46:32  ‘And the men are shepherds, for their occupation has been to feed livestock; and they have brought their flocks, their herds, and all that they have.’

Gen 46:33  “So it shall be, when Pharaoh calls you and says, ‘What is your occupation?’

Gen 46:34  “that you shall say, ‘Your servants’ occupation has been with livestock from our youth even until now, both we and also our fathers,’ that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.”

Gen 47:1  Then Joseph went and told Pharaoh, and said, “My father and my brothers, their flocks and their herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan; and indeed they are in the land of Goshen.”

Gen 47:2  And he took five men from among his brothers and presented them to Pharaoh.

Gen 47:3  Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, “What is your occupation?” And they said to Pharaoh, “Your servants are shepherds, both we and also our fathers.”

Gen 47:4  And they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to dwell in the land, because your servants have no pasture for their flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan.  Now therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.”

Gen 47:5  Then Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, “Your father and your brothers have come to you.

Gen 47:6  “The land of Egypt is before you.  Have your father and brothers dwell in the best of the land; let them dwell in the land of Goshen.  And if you know any competent men among them, then make them chief herdsmen over my livestock.”

Gen 47:7  Then Joseph brought in his father Jacob and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

Gen 47:8  Pharaoh said to Jacob, “How old are you?”

Gen 47:9  And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one hundred and thirty years; few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.”2

Gen 47:10  So Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

Gen 47:11  And Joseph situated his father and his brothers, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

Gen 47:12  Then Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father’s household with bread, including the mouths of their children.

Gen 47:13  Now there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan languished because of the famine.

Gen 47:14  And Joseph gathered up all the silver that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought; and Joseph brought the silver into Pharaoh’s house.

Gen 47:15  So when the silver was consumed in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, “Give us bread, for why should we die in your presence?  For the silver is gone.”

Gen 47:16  Then Joseph said, “Give your livestock, and I will give you grain for your livestock, if the silver is gone.”

Gen 47:17  So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them grain for the horses, the flocks, the herds of cattle, and for the donkeys.  Thus he fed them with grain for all their livestock that year.

Gen 47:18  When that year had ended, they came to him the next year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord that our silver is gone; my lord also has our herds of livestock.  There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our lands.

Gen 47:19  “Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land?  Buy us and our land for grain, and we and our land will be servants of Pharaoh; give us seed, that we may live and not die, that the land may not be desolate.”

Gen 47:20  Then Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for every man of the Egyptians sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them.  So the land became Pharaoh’s.

Gen 47:21  And as for the people, he moved them into the cities, from one end of the borders of Egypt to the other end.

Gen 47:22  Only the land of the priests he did not buy; for the priests had a statute from Pharaoh, and they ate due to the statute which Pharaoh gave them; therefore they did not sell their lands.

Gen 47:23  Then Joseph said to the people, “Indeed I have bought you and your land this day for Pharaoh.  Look, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.

Gen 47:24  “And it shall come to pass in the harvest that you shall give one-fifth to Pharaoh.  Four-fifths shall be your own, as seed for the field and for your food, for those of your households and as food for your little ones.”

Gen 47:25  So they said, “You have saved our lives; let us find favour in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s servants.”

Gen 47:26  And Joseph made it a statute over the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have one-fifth, except for the land of the priests only, which did not become Pharaoh’s.

Gen 47:27  So Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly.

Gen 47:28  And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years.  So the length of Jacob’s life was one hundred and forty-seven years.

Gen 47:29  When the time drew near that Israel must die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “Now if I have found favour in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me.  Please do not bury me in Egypt,

Gen 47:30  “but let me lie with my fathers; you shall carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their grave.”  And he said, “I will do as you have said.”

Gen 47:31  Then he said, “Swear to me.” And he swore to him.  So Israel bowed himself on the head of the bed.

Gen 48:1  Now it came to pass after these things that Joseph was told, “Indeed your father is sick”; and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

Gen 48:2  And Jacob was told, “Look, your son Joseph is coming to you”; and Israel strengthened himself and sat up on the bed.

Gen 48:3  Then Jacob said to Joseph: “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,

Gen 48:4  “and said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people, and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.’

Gen 48:5  “And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

Gen 48:6  “Your offspring whom you beget after them shall be yours, and will be called by the name of their brothers in their inheritance.

Gen 48:7  “But as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died beside me in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).”

Gen 48:8  Then Israel saw Joseph’s sons, and said, “Who are these?”

Gen 48:9  And Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place.”  And he said, “Please bring them to me, and I will bless them.”

Gen 48:10  Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see.  Then Joseph brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

Gen 48:11  And Israel said to Joseph, “I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!”

Gen 48:12  So Joseph brought them from beside his knees, and he bowed down with his face to the earth.

Gen 48:13  And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near him.

Gen 48:14  Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

Gen 48:15  And he blessed Joseph, and said: “God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has fed me all my life long to this day,

Gen 48:16  the Angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; let my name be named upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”

Gen 48:17  Now when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; so he took hold of his father’s hand to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head.

Gen 48:18  And Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.”

Gen 48:19  But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know.  He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.”

Gen 48:20  So he blessed them that day, saying, “By you Israel will bless, saying, ‘May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!’” And thus he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

Gen 48:21  Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I am dying, but God will be with you and bring you back to the land of your fathers.

Gen 48:22  “Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow.”1

Gen 49:1  And Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days:

Gen 49:2  “Gather together and hear, you sons of Jacob, and listen to Israel your father.

Gen 49:3  “Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity and the excellency of power.

Gen 49:4  Unstable as water, you shall not excel, because you went up to your father’s bed; then you defiled it.  He went up to my couch.

Gen 49:5  “Simeon and Levi are brothers; instruments of cruelty are in their dwelling place.

Gen 49:6  Let my soul not enter their council; let my honour not be united to their assembly; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they destroyed an ox.

Gen 49:7  Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; and their wrath, for it is cruel!  I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.

Gen 49:8  “Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you.

Gen 49:9  Judah is a lion’s whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up.  He bows down, he lies down as a lion; and as a lion, who shall rouse him?

Gen 49:10  The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor an law-giver from between his feet, until Shiloh2 comes; and the obedience of the people shall be to Him.

Gen 49:11  Binding his donkey to the vine, and his donkey’s colt to the choice vine, he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes.

Gen 49:12  His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk.

Gen 49:13  “Zebulun shall dwell by the haven of the sea; he shall become a haven for ships, and his border shall adjoin Sidon.

Gen 49:14  “Issachar is a strong donkey, lying down between two burdens;

Gen 49:15  he saw that rest was good, and that the land was pleasant; he bowed his shoulder to bear a burden, and became a band of slaves.

Gen 49:16  “Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel.

Gen 49:17  Dan shall be a serpent by the road, a viper by the way, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider shall fall backward.

Gen 49:18  I have waited for your salvation, O Jehovah!

Gen 49:19  “Gad, a troop shall tramp upon him, but he shall triumph at last.

Gen 49:20  “Bread from Asher shall be rich, and he shall yield royal dainties.

Gen 49:21  “Naphtali is a deer let loose; he gives goodly words.

Gen 49:22  “Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a well; his branches run over the wall.

Gen 49:23  The masters of the arrows have bitterly grieved him, shot at him and hated him.

Gen 49:24  But his bow remained in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (from there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),

Gen 49:25  by the God of your father who will help you, and by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Gen 49:26  The blessings of your father have excelled the blessings of my ancestors, up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.  They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.

Gen 49:27  “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.”

Gen 49:28  All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them.  And he blessed them; he blessed each one according to his own blessing.

Gen 49:29  Then he charged them and said to them: “I am to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

Gen 49:30  “in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite as a possession for a grave.

Gen 49:31  “There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife, there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah.

Gen 49:32  “The field and the cave that is there were purchased from the sons of Heth.”

Gen 49:33  And when Jacob had finished commanding his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed and expired, and was gathered to his people.

Gen 50:1  Then Joseph fell on his father’s face, and wept over him, and kissed him.

Gen 50:2  And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to anoint1 his father.  So the physicians anointed Israel.

Gen 50:3  Forty days were required for him, for such are the days required for those who are anointed; and the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.

Gen 50:4  And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, “If now I have found favour in your eyes, please speak in the hearing of Pharaoh, saying,

Gen 50:5  ‘My father made me swear, saying, “Behold, I am dying; in my grave which I dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me.”  Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father, and I will come back.’”

Gen 50:6  And Pharaoh said, “Go up and bury your father, as he made you swear.”

Gen 50:7  So Joseph went up to bury his father; and all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt went up with him,

Gen 50:8  as well as all the house of Joseph, his brothers, and his father’s house.  Only their little ones, their flocks, and their herds they left in the land of Goshen.

Gen 50:9  And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen, and it was a very great gathering.

Gen 50:10  Then they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and they mourned there with a great and very solemn lamentation.  He observed seven days of mourning for his father.

Gen 50:11  And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a deep mourning of the Egyptians.” Therefore its name was called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

Gen 50:12  So his sons did for him just as he had commanded them.

Gen 50:13  For his sons carried him to the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite as property for a grave.

Gen 50:14  And after he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brothers and all who went up with him to bury his father.

Gen 50:15  When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil which we did to him.”

Gen 50:16  So they sent messengers to Joseph, saying, “Before your father died he commanded, saying,

Gen 50:17  ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph: “I beg you, please forgive the trespass of your brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you.”’  Now, please, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father.”  And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

Gen 50:18  Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

Gen 50:19  Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?

Gen 50:20  “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.

Gen 50:21  “Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Gen 50:22  So Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father’s household.  And Joseph lived one hundred and ten years.

Gen 50:23  Joseph saw Ephraim’s children to the third generation.  The children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were also brought up on Joseph’s knees.

Gen 50:24  And Joseph said to his brethren, “I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”

Gen 50:25  Then Joseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.”1

Gen 50:26  So Joseph died, being one hundred and ten years old; and they anointed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

 

 

Exodus

Exo 1:1  Now these are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt; each man and his household came with Jacob;

Exo 1:2  Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah;

Exo 1:3  Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin;

Exo 1:4  Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

Exo 1:5  And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls, for Joseph was in Egypt.

Exo 1:6  And Joseph died, all his brothers, and all that generation.

Exo 1:7  But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, multiplied and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.

Exo 1:8  Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.

Exo 1:9  And he said to his people, “Look, the people of the children of Israel are abundant and mightier than we;

Exo 1:10  “come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and it happens, in the event of war, that they also join our enemies and fight against us, and so go up out of the land.”

Exo 1:11  Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens.  And they built supply cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Raamses.1

Exo 1:12  But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew.  And they were in dread of the children of Israel.

Exo 1:13  So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with brutality.

Exo 1:14  And they made their lives bitter with severe bondage; in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of work in the field.  All their work in which they made them serve was with brutality.

Exo 1:15  Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah;

Exo 1:16  and he said, “When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.”

Exo 1:17  But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive.

Exo 1:18  So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and saved the male children alive?”

Exo 1:19  And the midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives come to them.”

Exo 1:20  Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty.

Exo 1:21  And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them.

Exo 1:22  So Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born to the Hebrews2 you shall cast into the waterways, and every daughter you shall save alive.”3

Exo 2:1  And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi.

Exo 2:2  So the woman conceived and bore a son.  And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three new moons.

Exo 2:3  But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark4 of bulrushes for him, daubed it with bitumen and pitch, put the child in it, and placed it in a pool1 by the river’s edge.

Exo 2:4  And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.

Exo 2:5  Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river.  And her maidens walked along the river’s bank; and when she saw the ark in the middle of the pond, she sent her maid to get it.

Exo 2:6  And when she had opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept.  So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”

Exo 2:7  Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?”

Exo 2:8  And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother.

Exo 2:9  Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.”  So the woman took the child and nursed him.

Exo 2:10  And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son.  So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”2

Exo 2:11  Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens.  And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

Exo 2:12  So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Exo 2:13  And when he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men were fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why are you striking your companion?”

Exo 2:14  Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us?  Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”  So Moses feared and said, “Surely this thing is known!”3
Exo 2:15  When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses.  But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of Midian;4 and he sat down by a well.

Exo 2:16  Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters.  And they came and drew water, and they filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

Exo 2:17  Then the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

Exo 2:18  When they came to Reuel their father, he said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?”

Exo 2:19  And they said, “An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew enough water for us and watered the flock.”

Exo 2:20  So he said to his daughters, “And where is he?  Why is it that you have left the man?  Call him, that he may eat bread.”

Exo 2:21  Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses.

Exo 2:22  And she bore him a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.”

Exo 2:23  Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died.  Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage.

Exo 2:24  So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

Exo 2:25  And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.

Exo 3:1  Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian.  And he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, and came to the Desert,1 to the mountain of God.
Exo 3:2  And the Angel of Jehovah2 appeared to him like a flame of fire from the midst of a bush.  So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.

Exo 3:3  Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”

Exo 3:4  So when Jehovah saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”

Exo 3:5  Then He said, “Do not draw near this place.  Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.”

Exo 3:6  Moreover He said, “I AM! I am the God of your father; the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”  And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.3

Exo 3:7  And Jehovah said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

Exo 3:8  “So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.

Exo 3:9  “Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

Exo 3:10  “Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”4

Exo 3:11  But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

Exo 3:12  So He said, “I will certainly be with you.  And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

Exo 3:13  Then Moses said to God, “Behold, when I come to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”

Exo 3:14  And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”5  And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
Exo 3:15  And again God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel: ‘Jehovah God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.  This is My Name forever, and this is My memorial to generations of generations.’6

Exo 3:16  “Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, ‘Jehovah God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, “I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt;

Exo 3:17  “and I have said I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”’

Exo 3:18  “Then they will heed your voice; and you shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt; and you shall say to him, ‘Jehovah God of the Hebrews has met with us; and now, please, let us go three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Jehovah our God.’

Exo 3:19  “But I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not even by a mighty hand.

Exo 3:20  “So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My wonders which I will do in its midst; and after that he will let you go.

Exo 3:21  “And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be, when you go, that you shall not go empty-handed.

Exo 3:22  “But every woman shall ask of her neighbour, namely, of her who dwells near her house, articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing; and you shall put them on your sons and on your daughters.  So you shall plunder the Egyptians.”

Exo 4:1  Then Moses answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘Jehovah has not appeared to you.’”

Exo 4:2  So Jehovah said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A rod.”

Exo 4:3  And He said, “Cast it on the ground.” So he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.

Exo 4:4  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail” (and he reached out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand),

Exo 4:5  “that they may believe that Jehovah God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.”

Exo 4:6  Furthermore Jehovah said to him, “Now put your hand in your bosom.” And he put his hand in his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, like snow.

Exo 4:7  And He said, “Put your hand in your bosom again.” So he put his hand in his bosom again, and drew it out of his bosom, and behold, it was restored like his other flesh.

Exo 4:8  “Then it will be, if they do not believe you, nor heed the message of the first sign, that they may believe the message of the latter sign.

Exo 4:9  “And it shall be, if they do not believe even these two signs, or listen to your voice, that you shall take water from the river and pour it on the dry land.  And the water which you take from the river will become blood on the dry land.”

Exo 4:10  Then Moses said to Jehovah, “O Jehovah, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I have a heavy mouth and heavy tongue.”

Exo 4:11  So Jehovah said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth?  Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind?  Have not I, Jehovah?

Exo 4:12  “Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”

Exo 4:13  But he said, “O Jehovah, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send.”

Exo 4:14  So the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Moses, and He said: “Is not Aaron1 the Levite your brother?  I know that he can speak well.  And look, he is also coming out to meet you.  When he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.

Exo 4:15  “Now you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth.  And I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and I will teach you what you shall do.

Exo 4:16  “So he shall be your spokesman to the people.  And he himself shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be to him as God.

Exo 4:17  “And you shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs.”

Exo 4:18  So Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said to him, “Please let me go and return to my brethren who are in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.”

Exo 4:19  And Jehovah said to Moses in Midian, “Go, return to Egypt; for all the men are dead who sought your soul.”

Exo 4:20  Then Moses took his wife and his sons and set them on a donkey, and he returned to the land of Egypt.  And Moses took the rod of God in his hand.

Exo 4:21  And Jehovah said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do all those wonders before Pharaoh which I have put in your hand.  But I will strengthen his heart, so that he will not let the people go.

Exo 4:22  “Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says Jehovah: “Israel is My son, My firstborn.

Exo 4:23  “So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me.  But if you refuse to let him go, indeed I will kill your son, your firstborn.”’”

Exo 4:24  And it came to pass on the way, at the encampment, that Jehovah met him and sought to kill him.

Exo 4:25  Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses’ feet, and said, “Surely you are a husband of blood to me!”

Exo 4:26  So He let him go.  Then she said, “You are a husband of blood!”; because of the circumcision.

Exo 4:27  And Jehovah said to Aaron, “Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.” So he went and met him on the mountain of God, and kissed him.

Exo 4:28  So Moses told Aaron all the words of Jehovah who had sent him, and all the signs which He had commanded him.

Exo 4:29  Then Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel.

Exo 4:30  And Aaron spoke all the words which Jehovah had spoken to Moses.  Then he did the signs in the sight of the people.

Exo 4:31  So the people believed; and when they heard that Jehovah had visited the children of Israel and that He had looked on their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Exo 5:1  afterwards Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, “Thus says Jehovah God of Israel: ‘Let My people go, that they may celebrate unto Me in the wilderness.’”

Exo 5:2  And Pharaoh said, “Who is Jehovah, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go?  I do not know Jehovah, nor will I let Israel go.”

Exo 5:3  So they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us.  Please, let us go three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to Jehovah our God, lest He fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.”

Exo 5:4  Then the king of Egypt said to them, “Moses and Aaron, why do you take the people from their work?  Get back to your labour.”

Exo 5:5  And Pharaoh said, “Look, the people of the land are many now, and you make them rest from their labour!”

Exo 5:6  So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their officers, saying,

Exo 5:7  “You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick as before.  Let them go and gather straw for themselves.

Exo 5:8  “And you shall lay on them the quota of bricks which they made before.  You shall not diminish it.  For they are idle; therefore they cry out, saying, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’

Exo 5:9  “Let more work be laid on the men, that they may labour in it, and let them not regard false words.”

Exo 5:10  And the taskmasters of the people and their officers went out and spoke to the people, saying, “Thus says Pharaoh: ‘I will not give you straw.

Exo 5:11  ‘Go, get yourselves straw where you can find it; yet none of your work will be reduced.’”

Exo 5:12  So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.

Exo 5:13  And the taskmasters forced them to hurry, saying, “Fulfill your work, your daily quota, as when there was straw.”

Exo 5:14  Also the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, “Why have you not fulfilled your statute in making brick both yesterday and today, as before?”

Exo 5:15  Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried out to Pharaoh, saying, “Why are you dealing thus with your servants?

Exo 5:16  “There is no straw given to your servants, and they say to us, ‘Make brick!’ And indeed your servants are beaten, but the fault is in your own people.”

Exo 5:17  But he said, “You are idle!  Idle!  Therefore you say, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to Jehovah.’

Exo 5:18  “Therefore go now and work; for no straw shall be given to you, yet you shall deliver the quota of bricks.”

Exo 5:19  And the officers of the children of Israel saw that they were in trouble after it was said, “You shall not reduce any bricks from your daily quota.”

Exo 5:20  Then, as they came out from Pharaoh, they met Moses and Aaron who stood there to meet them.

Exo 5:21  And they said to them, “Let Jehovah look on you and judge, because you have made us abhorrent in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill us.”

Exo 5:22  So Moses returned to Jehovah and said, “Jehovah, why have You brought trouble on this people?  Why is it You have sent me?

Exo 5:23  “For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done evil to this people; and truly You have not delivered Your people.”

Exo 6:1  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh.  For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.”

Exo 6:2  And God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am Jehovah.

Exo 6:3  “I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty.1  And by My Name, Jehovah, was I not known to them?2

Exo 6:4  “I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers.

Exo 6:5  “And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant.

Exo 6:6  “Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am Jehovah; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgements.

Exo 6:7  ‘I will take you as My people, and I will be your God.  Then you shall know that I am Jehovah your God1 who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

Exo 6:8  ‘And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage.  I am Jehovah.’”

Exo 6:9  So Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; but they would not heed Moses, because of anguish of spirit and cruel bondage.

Exo 6:10  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Exo 6:11  “Go in, speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he must let the children of Israel go out of his land.”

Exo 6:12  And Moses spoke before Jehovah, saying, “The children of Israel have not heeded me.  How then shall Pharaoh heed me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?”

Exo 6:13  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, and gave them a command for the children of Israel and for Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

Exo 6:14  These are the heads of their fathers’ houses: The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.  These are the families of Reuben.

Exo 6:15  And the sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.  These are the families of Simeon.

Exo 6:16  These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.  And the years of the life of Levi were one hundred and thirty-seven.

Exo 6:17  The sons of Gershon were Libni and Shimi according to their families.

Exo 6:18  And the sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.  And the years of the life of Kohath were one hundred and thirty-three.

Exo 6:19  The sons of Merari were Mahali and Mushi.  These are the families of Levi according to their generations.

Exo 6:20  Now Amram took for himself Jochebed, his father’s sister, as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses.  And the years of the life of Amram were one hundred and thirty-seven.

Exo 6:21  The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg, and Zichri.

Exo 6:22  And the sons of Uzziel were Mishael, Elzaphan, and Zithri.

Exo 6:23  Aaron took to himself Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, as wife; and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

Exo 6:24  And the sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph.  These are the families of the Korahites.

Exo 6:25  Eleazar, Aaron’s son, took for himself one of the daughters of Putiel as wife; and she bore him Phinehas.  These are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.

Exo 6:26  These are the same Aaron and Moses to whom Jehovah said, “Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their hosts.”

Exo 6:27  These are the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt.  These are the same Moses and Aaron.

Exo 6:28  And it came to pass, on the day when Jehovah spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,

Exo 6:29  that Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, “I am Jehovah.  Speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you.”

Exo 6:30  But Moses said before Jehovah, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh heed me?”

Exo 7:1  So Jehovah said to Moses: “See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.

Exo 7:2  “You shall speak all that I command you.  And Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh, that he must send the children of Israel out of his land.

Exo 7:3  “And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.

Exo 7:4  “But Pharaoh will not heed you, so that I may lay My hand on Egypt and bring My host; My people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgements.

Exo 7:5  “And the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them.”

Exo 7:6  Then Moses and Aaron did so; just as Jehovah commanded them, so they did.

Exo 7:7  And Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three years old when they spoke to Pharaoh.

Exo 7:8  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

Exo 7:9  “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Show a miracle for yourselves,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and cast it before Pharaoh, and let it become a dragon.’”1

Exo 7:10  So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as Jehovah commanded.  And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a dragon.

Exo 7:11  But Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers; so the wizards of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

Exo 7:12  For every man threw down his rod, and they became dragons.  But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

Exo 7:13  And Pharaoh’s heart was strengthened, and he did not heed them, as Jehovah had said.

Exo 7:14  So Jehovah said to Moses: “Pharaoh’s heart is hard; he refuses to let the people go.

Exo 7:15  “Go to Pharaoh in the morning, when he goes out to the water, and you shall stand by the river’s bank to meet him; and the rod which was turned into a serpent you shall take in your hand.

Exo 7:16  “And you shall say to him, ‘Jehovah God of the Hebrews has sent me to you, saying, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness”; but indeed, until now you would not hear!

Exo 7:17  ‘Thus says Jehovah: “By this you shall know that I am Jehovah.  Behold, I will strike the waters which are in the river with the rod that is in my hand, and they shall be turned to blood.

Exo 7:18  “And the fish that are in the river shall die, the river shall stink, and the Egyptians will loathe to drink the water of the river.”’”

Exo 7:19  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their streams, over their rivers, over their ponds, and over all their pools of water, that they may become blood.  And there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and vessels of stone.’”

Exo 7:20  And Moses and Aaron did so, just as Jehovah commanded.  So he lifted up the rod and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants.  And all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.

Exo 7:21  The fish that were in the river died, the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink the water of the river.  So there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

Exo 7:22  Then the wizards of Egypt did so with their enchantments; and Pharaoh’s heart was strengthened, and he did not heed them, as Jehovah had said.

Exo 7:23  And Pharaoh turned and went into his house.  Neither was his heart moved by this.

Exo 7:24  So all the Egyptians dug all around the river for water to drink, because they could not drink the water of the river.

Exo 7:25  And seven days passed after Jehovah had struck the river.

Exo 8:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says Jehovah: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

Exo 8:2  “But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your territory with frogs.

Exo 8:3  “So the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into your house, into your bedroom, on your bed, into the houses of your servants, on your people, into your ovens, and into your kneading bowls.

Exo 8:4  “And the frogs shall come up on you, on your people, and on all your servants.”’”

Exo 8:5  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your hand with your rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.’”

Exo 8:6  So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.

Exo 8:7  And the wizards did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt.

Exo 8:8  Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, “Entreat Jehovah that He may take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to Jehovah.”

Exo 8:9  And Moses said to Pharaoh, “Accept the honour of saying when I shall intercede for you, for your servants, and for your people, to destroy the frogs from you and your houses, that they may remain in the river only.”

Exo 8:10  So he said, “Tomorrow.” And he said, “Let it be according to your word, that you may know that there is no one like Jehovah our God.

Exo 8:11  “And the frogs shall depart from you, from your houses, from your servants, and from your people.  They shall remain in the river only.”

Exo 8:12  Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh.  And Moses cried out to Jehovah concerning the frogs which He had brought against Pharaoh.

Exo 8:13  So Jehovah did according to the word of Moses.  And the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courtyards, and out of the fields.

Exo 8:14  They gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank.

Exo 8:15  But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not heed them, as Jehovah had said.

Exo 8:16  So Jehovah said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, so that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.’”

Exo 8:17  And they did so.  For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and beast.  All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

Exo 8:18  Now the wizards worked with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not.  So there were lice on man and beast.

Exo 8:19  Then the wizards said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.”  But Pharaoh’s heart was strengthened, and he did not heed them, just as Jehovah had said.

Exo 8:20  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he comes out to the water.  Then say to him, ‘Thus says Jehovah: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

Exo 8:21  “Or else, if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants, on your people and into your houses.  The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand.

Exo 8:22  “And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am Jehovah in the midst of the land.

Exo 8:23  “I will make a difference between My people and your people.  Tomorrow this sign shall be.”’”

Exo 8:24  And Jehovah did so.  Thick swarms of flies came into the house of Pharaoh, into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt.  The land was corrupted because of the swarms of flies.

Exo 8:25  Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, “Go, sacrifice to your God in the land.”

Exo 8:26  And Moses said, “It is not right to do so, for we would be sacrificing the abomination of the Egyptians to Jehovah our God.  If we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, then will they not stone us?

Exo 8:27  “We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to Jehovah our God as He will command us.”

Exo 8:28  And Pharaoh said, “I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to Jehovah your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away.  Intercede for me.”

Exo 8:29  Then Moses said, “Indeed I am going out from you, and I will entreat Jehovah, that the swarms of flies may depart tomorrow from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people.  But let Pharaoh not deal deceitfully anymore in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Jehovah.”

Exo 8:30  So Moses went out from Pharaoh and entreated Jehovah.

Exo 8:31  And Jehovah did according to the word of Moses; He removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people.  Not one remained.

Exo 8:32  But Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also; neither would he let the people go.

Exo 9:1  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and tell him, ‘Thus says Jehovah God of the Hebrews: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

Exo 9:2  “For if you refuse to let them go, and still hold them,

Exo 9:3  “behold, the hand of Jehovah will be on your cattle in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep.  There will be a very severe pestilence.

Exo 9:4  “And Jehovah will make a difference between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt.  So nothing shall die of all that belongs to the children of Israel.”’”

Exo 9:5  Then Jehovah appointed a set time, saying, “Tomorrow Jehovah will do this thing in the land.”

Exo 9:6  So Jehovah did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died; but of the livestock of the children of Israel, not one died.

Exo 9:7  Then Pharaoh sent, and indeed, not even one of the livestock of the Israelites was dead.  But the heart of Pharaoh became hard, and he did not let the people go.

Exo 9:8  So Jehovah said to Moses and Aaron, “Take for yourselves handfuls of ashes from a furnace, and let Moses scatter it toward the heavens in the sight of Pharaoh.

Exo 9:9  “And it will become fine dust in all the land of Egypt, and it will cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast throughout all the land of Egypt.”

Exo 9:10  Then they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses scattered them toward heaven.  And they caused boils that break out in sores on man and beast.

Exo 9:11  And the wizards could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the wizards and on all the Egyptians.

Exo 9:12  But Jehovah strengthened the heart of Pharaoh; and he did not heed them, just as Jehovah had spoken to Moses.

Exo 9:13  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘Thus says Jehovah God of the Hebrews: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me,

Exo 9:14  “for at this time I will send all My plagues to your very heart, and on your servants and on your people, that you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth.

Exo 9:15  “Now if I had stretched out My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, then you would have been cut off from the earth.

Exo 9:16  “But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My Name may be declared in all the earth.1

Exo 9:17  “As yet you exalt yourself against My people in that you will not let them go.

Exo 9:18  “Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause very heavy hail to rain down, such as has not been in Egypt since its founding until now.

Exo 9:19  “Therefore send now and gather your livestock and all that you have in the field, for the hail shall come down on every man and every animal which is found in the field and is not brought home; and they shall die.”’”

Exo 9:20  He who feared the word of Jehovah among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his livestock flee to the houses.

Exo 9:21  But he who did not regard the word of Jehovah left his servants and his livestock in the field.

Exo 9:22  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt; on man, on beast, and on every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”

Exo 9:23  And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven; and Jehovah sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground.  And Jehovah rained hail on the land of Egypt.

Exo 9:24  So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.

Exo 9:25  And the hail struck throughout the whole land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field.

Exo 9:26  Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail.

Exo 9:27  And Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “I have sinned this time.  Jehovah is righteous, and my people and I are wicked.

Exo 9:28  “Entreat Jehovah, that there may be no more of God’s thundering and hail, for it is enough.  I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.”

Exo 9:29  And Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands to Jehovah; the thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, that you may know that the earth is Jehovah’s.

Exo 9:30  “But as for you and your servants, I know that you will not yet fear Jehovah God.”

Exo 9:31  Now the flax and the barley were struck, for the barley was in the head and the flax was in bud.

Exo 9:32  But the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they are late crops.

Exo 9:33  So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh and spread out his hands to Jehovah; then the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the earth.

Exo 9:34  And when Pharaoh saw that the rain, the hail, and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet more; and he hardened his heart, he and his servants.

Exo 9:35  So the heart of Pharaoh was strengthened; nor would he let the children of Israel go, as Jehovah had spoken by Moses.

Exo 10:1  Now Jehovah said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his servants, that I may show these signs of Mine before him,

Exo 10:2  “and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and your son’s son the mighty things I have done in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them, that you may know that I am Jehovah.”

Exo 10:3  So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says Jehovah God of the Hebrews: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me?  Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

Exo 10:4  ‘Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory.

Exo 10:5  ‘And they shall cover the face of the earth, so that no one will be able to see the earth; and they shall eat the residue of what is left, which remains to you from the hail, and they shall eat every tree which grows up for you out of the field.

Exo 10:6  ‘They shall fill your houses, the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither your fathers nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were on the earth to this day.’”  And he turned and went out from Pharaoh.

Exo 10:7  Then Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long shall this man be a snare to us?  Let the men go, that they may serve Jehovah their God.  Do you not yet know that Egypt is destroyed?”

Exo 10:8  So Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “Go, serve Jehovah your God.  But who are the ones that are going?”

Exo 10:9  And Moses said, “We will go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we will go, for we must hold a feast to Jehovah.”

Exo 10:10  Then he said to them, “Jehovah had better be with you when I let you and your little ones go!  Beware, for evil is ahead of you.

Exo 10:11  “Not so!  Go now, you who are men, and serve Jehovah, for that is what you desired.”  And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.

Exo 10:12  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land; all that the hail has left.”

Exo 10:13  So Moses stretched out his rod over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night.  When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Exo 10:14  And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt.  They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be such after them.

Exo 10:15  For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left.  So there remained nothing green on the trees or on the plants of the field throughout all the land of Egypt.

Exo 10:16  Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste, and said, “I have sinned against Jehovah your God and against you.

Exo 10:17  “Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and entreat Jehovah your God, that He may only take away this death from me.”

Exo 10:18  So he went out from Pharaoh and entreated Jehovah.

Exo 10:19  And Jehovah turned on a very strong westerly1 wind, which took the locusts away and blew them into the Soph Sea.2  There remained not one locust in all the territory of Egypt.

Exo 10:20  But Jehovah strengthened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go.

Exo 10:21  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness which may even be felt.”

Exo 10:22  So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.

Exo 10:23  They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days.  But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

Exo 10:24  Then Pharaoh called to Moses and said, “Go, serve Jehovah; only let your flocks and your herds be kept back.  Let your little ones also go with you.”

Exo 10:25  But Moses said, “You must also give us sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to Jehovah our God.

Exo 10:26  “Our livestock also shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind.  For we must take some of them to serve Jehovah our God, and even we do not know with what we must serve Jehovah until we arrive there.”

Exo 10:27  But Jehovah strengthened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go.

Exo 10:28  Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me!  Take heed to yourself and see my face no more!  For in the day you see my face you shall die!”

Exo 10:29  And Moses said, “You have spoken well.  I will never see your face again.”

Exo 11:1  And Jehovah said to Moses, “I will bring yet one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt.  afterwards he will let you go from here.  When he lets you go, he will surely drive you out of here altogether.

Exo 11:2  “Speak now in the hearing of the people, and let every man ask from his neighbour and every woman from her neighbour, articles of silver and articles of gold.”

Exo 11:3  And Jehovah 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.

Exo 11:4  Then Moses said, “Thus says Jehovah: ‘About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt;

Exo 11:5  ‘and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals.

Exo 11:6  ‘Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again.

Exo 11:7  ‘But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that Jehovah does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.’

Exo 11:8  “And all these your servants shall come down to me and bow down to me, saying, ‘Get out, and all the people who follow you!’  After that I will go out.” Then he went out from Pharaoh in great anger.

Exo 11:9  But Jehovah said to Moses, “Pharaoh will not heed you, so that My wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.”

Exo 11:10  So Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh; and Jehovah strengthened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

Exo 12:1  Now Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

Exo 12:2  “This new moon is the head of new moons (months) for you; it is the first new moon of the year for you.

Exo 12:3  “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth day of this new moon every man shall take for himself an animal of the flock, according to the house of his father, a flock animal for a household.

Exo 12:4  ‘And if the household is too small for the flock animal, let him and his neighbour next to his house take it according to the number of the souls; according to the mouths he must feed count the flock animals.

Exo 12:5  ‘Your flock animal shall be a perfect male yearling.  You may take it from the lambs or from the kids.

Exo 12:6  ‘Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this new moon.  Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it between the evenings.

Exo 12:7  ‘And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.

Exo 12:8  ‘Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and bitterness they shall eat it.

Exo 12:9  ‘Do not eat it raw, nor cooked by boiling with water, but roasted in fire; its head with its legs and its entrails.

Exo 12:10  ‘You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what is left of it until morning you shall burn with fire.

Exo 12:11  ‘And this is the way you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand.  And you shall eat it in trepidation.  It is Jehovah’s Passover.

Exo 12:12  ‘For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from man and beast; and I will execute judgement on all the gods of Egypt.  I am Jehovah.

Exo 12:13  ‘Now the blood shall be for a sign for you on the houses which you are in.  And I will see the blood and I will pass over1 you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike in the land of Egypt.2

Exo 12:14  ‘So this day shall be a memorial for you; and you shall celebrate it as a feast to Jehovah throughout your generations.  You shall celebrate it as an everlasting statute.

Exo 12:15  ‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.  Indeed, on the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses.  For anyone who eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

Exo 12:16  ‘On the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and on the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation for you.  No manner of work shall be done on them; but that which every soul must eat; that only may be prepared by you.

Exo 12:17  ‘So you shall observe Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will have brought your host out of the land of Egypt.  Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting statute.

Exo 12:18  ‘In the first new moon, on the fourteenth day of the new moon at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the new moon at evening.

Exo 12:19  ‘For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, for anyone who eats anything leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger or a native of the land.

Exo 12:20  ‘You shall not eat anything leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.’”1

Exo 12:21  Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and slaughter the Passover.

Exo 12:22  “And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, immerse it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin.  And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning.

Exo 12:23  “For Jehovah will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, Jehovah will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.

Exo 12:24  “And you shall observe this thing as a statute for you and your sons forever.

Exo 12:25  “It will come to pass when you come to the land which Jehovah will give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service.

Exo 12:26  “And it shall be, when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’

Exo 12:27  “that you shall say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice of Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.’” So the people bowed their heads and worshipped.

Exo 12:28  Then the children of Israel went away and did so; just as Jehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.

Exo 12:29  And it came to pass at midnight that Jehovah struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.

Exo 12:30  So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

Exo 12:31  Then he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise and go out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel.  And go, serve Jehovah as you have said.

Exo 12:32  “Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.”

Exo 12:33  And the Egyptians urged the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste.  For they said, “We shall all be dead.”

Exo 12:34  So the people took their dough before it was leavened, having their kneading bowls bound up in their clothes on their shoulders.

Exo 12:35  Now the children of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, and they had asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing.

Exo 12:36  And Jehovah had given the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so they gave whatever they requested.  Thus they received from the Egyptians.

Exo 12:37  Then the children of Israel departed from Rameses1 towards Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, plus their families.

Exo 12:38  A mixed crowd went up with them also, and flocks and herds; a great deal of livestock.

Exo 12:39  And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not linger, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.

Exo 12:40  Now the dwelling of the children of Israel who dwelt in Egypt and in the land of Canaan2 was four hundred and thirty years.

Exo 12:41  And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, on that very same day, it came to pass that the whole Host of Jehovah went out from the land of Egypt.

Exo 12:42  It is a night of solemn observance to Jehovah for bringing them out of the land of Egypt.  This is that night of Jehovah, a solemn observance for all the children of Israel throughout their generations.

Exo 12:43  And Jehovah said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the statute of the Passover: No foreigner shall eat it.

Exo 12:44  “But every man’s servant who is bought for silver, when you have circumcised him, then he may eat it.

Exo 12:45  “A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat it.

Exo 12:46  “In one house it shall be eaten; you shall not carry any of the flesh outside the house, nor shall you break one of its bones.3

Exo 12:47  “All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.

Exo 12:48  “And when a stranger dwells with you and wants to keep the Passover to Jehovah, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as a native of the land.  For no uncircumcised person shall eat it.

Exo 12:49  “One Torah4 shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.”

Exo 12:50  Thus all the children of Israel did; as Jehovah commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.

Exo 12:51  So it came to pass, on that very same day, that Jehovah led the host of the children of Israel away from the land of Egypt.5

Exo 13:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Exo 13:2  “Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is Mine.”6
Exo 13:3  And Moses said to the people: “Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Jehovah7 brought you out of this place.  No leavened bread shall be eaten.

Exo 13:4  “On this day you are going out, in the new moon Abib.

Exo 13:5  “And it shall be, when Jehovah brings you into the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this new moon.1

Exo 13:6  “Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to Jehovah.

Exo 13:7  “Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days.  And no leavened bread shall be seen among you, nor shall leaven be seen among you in all your quarters.

Exo 13:8  “And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what Jehovah did for me when I came up from Egypt.’

Exo 13:9  “It shall be a sign to you on your hand and a reminder between your eyes,2 that Jehovah’s Instructions may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand Jehovah brought you out of Egypt.
Exo 13:10  “You shall therefore keep this statute in its season from year to year.3

Exo 13:11  “And it shall be, when Jehovah brings you into the land of the Canaanites, as He swore to you and your fathers, and gives it to you,

Exo 13:12  “that you shall set apart to Jehovah4 all that open the womb, that is, every firstborn that comes from an animal which you have; the males shall be Jehovah’s.

Exo 13:13  “But every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck.  And all the firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem.

Exo 13:14  “So it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is this?’ that you shall say to him, ‘By strength of hand Jehovah brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Exo 13:15  ‘And it came to pass, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that Jehovah5 killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast.  Therefore I sacrifice to Jehovah all males that open the womb, but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.’
Exo 13:16  “It shall be a sign on your hand and an ornament between your eyes, for by strength of hand Jehovah brought us out of Egypt.”6

Exo 13:17  Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, “Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.”

Exo 13:18  So God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Soph Sea.1  And the children of Israel marched2 out of the land of Egypt.

Exo 13:19  And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had placed the children of Israel under solemn oath, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here with you.”

Exo 13:20  So they took their journey from Succoth3 and camped in Etham4 at the edge of the wilderness.

Exo 13:21  And Jehovah went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.

Exo 13:22  He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night from before the people.5
Exo 14:1  Now Jehovah6 spoke to Moses, saying:
Exo 14:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth,7 between Migdol8 and the sea, facing Baal Zephon;9 you shall camp opposite it by the sea.

Exo 14:3  “For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, ‘They are bewildered by the land; the wilderness has closed them in.’

Exo 14:4  “And I have strengthened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will gain honour over Pharaoh and over all his might, that the Egyptians may know that I am Jehovah.”  And they did so.

Exo 14:5  Now the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people; and they said, “Why have we done this?  Why have we let Israel go from serving us?”

Exo 14:6  So he made his chariot ready and took his people with him.

Exo 14:7  Also, he took six hundred choice chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt with captains over every one of them.

Exo 14:8  And Jehovah10 strengthened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the children of Israel.  And the children of Israel went out with boldness.

Exo 14:9  So the Egyptians pursued them with all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his might, and they overtook them camping by the sea near Pi Hahiroth, facing Baal Zephon.

Exo 14:10  And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them.  So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to Jehovah.

Exo 14:11  Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, you have taken us away to die in the wilderness?  Why have you dealt with us like this, bringing us up out of Egypt?

Exo 14:12  “Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians?’  For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.”

Exo 14:13  And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid.  Stand still, and see the salvation of Jehovah, which He will accomplish for you today.  For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall not see again forever.

Exo 14:14  “Jehovah will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

Exo 14:15  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me?  Tell the children of Israel to go forward.

Exo 14:16  “Now lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and split1 it.  And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

Exo 14:17  “And I indeed will strengthen the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them.  So I will gain honour over Pharaoh and over all his might, his chariots, and his horsemen.

Exo 14:18  “Then the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have gained honour for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.”

Exo 14:19  And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them.

Exo 14:20  So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel.  Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.

Exo 14:21  Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and Jehovah caused the sea to depart during a fierce east wind that night.  He made the sea into dry land, and the waters were split.2
Exo 14:22  So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.3

Exo 14:23  And the Egyptians pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea; all of Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

Exo 14:24  Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that Jehovah looked down upon the Egyptian forces through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the Egyptian forces.

Exo 14:25  And He took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the face of Israel, for Jehovah fights for them against the Egyptians.”

Exo 14:26  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen.”

Exo 14:27  And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it.  So Jehovah overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

Exo 14:28  Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the might of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them.  Not so much as one of them remained.

Exo 14:29  But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

Exo 14:30  So Jehovah saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.

Exo 14:31  Thus Israel saw the great work which Jehovah had done in Egypt; so the people feared Jehovah, and believed Jehovah and His servant Moses.

Exo 15:1  Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to Jehovah, and spoke, saying: “I will sing to Jehovah, for He has triumphed gloriously!  The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!

Exo 15:2  “Jah is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

Exo 15:3  “Jehovah is a man of war; Jehovah is His Name.

Exo 15:4  “Pharaoh’s chariots and his might He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains also are drowned in the Soph Sea.1

Exo 15:5  “The depths have covered them; they sank to the bottom like a stone.

Exo 15:6  “Your right hand, O Jehovah, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O Jehovah, has dashed the enemy in pieces.

Exo 15:7  “And in the abundance of Your excellence You have overthrown those who rose against You; You sent forth Your wrath which consumed them like stubble.

Exo 15:8  “And with the spirit of Your anger the waters were heaped together; the liquid stood upright in a heap; the depths congealed in the heart of the sea.

Exo 15:9  “The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my soul shall be satisfied on them.  My sword is hungry, my hand shall seize them.’

Exo 15:10  “You blew with Your breath, the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters.

Exo 15:11  “Who is like You, O Jehovah, among the gods?  Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Exo 15:12  “You stretched out Your right hand; the earth swallowed them.

Exo 15:13  “You in Your mercy have led forth the people whom You have redeemed; you have guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation.

Exo 15:14  “The people will hear and be afraid; sorrow will take hold of the inhabitants of Philistia.

Exo 15:15  “Then the chiefs of Edom will be dismayed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling will take hold of them; all the inhabitants of Canaan will melt away.

Exo 15:16  “Fear and dread will fall on them; by the greatness of Your arm they will be as still as a stone, until Your people pass over, O Jehovah, until the people pass over whom You have purchased.

Exo 15:17  “You will bring them in and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, in the place, O Jehovah, which You have made for Your own dwelling, the sanctuary, O Jehovah, which Your hands have established.

Exo 15:18  “Jehovah shall reign forever and ever.

Exo 15:19  “For the horses of Pharaoh went with his chariots and his horsemen into the sea, and Jehovah brought back the waters of the sea upon them.  But the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.”

Exo 15:20  Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

Exo 15:21  And Miriam answered them: “Sing to Jehovah, for He has triumphed gloriously!  The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!”1

Exo 15:22  So Moses brought Israel from the Soph Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur.  And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.

Exo 15:23  Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter.  Therefore the name of it was called Marah.

Exo 15:24  And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?”

Exo 15:25  So he cried out to Jehovah, and Jehovah showed him a tree; and when he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.  There He made a statute and a judgement for them.  And there He tested them,

Exo 15:26  and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of Jehovah your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians.  For I am Jehovah who heals you.”2

Exo 15:27  Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters.

Exo 16:1  And they journeyed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second new moon after they departed from the land of Egypt.

Exo 16:2  Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.

Exo 16:3  And the children of Israel said to them, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of Jehovah in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full!  For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

Exo 16:4  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you.  And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My Instructions or not.

Exo 16:5  “And it shall be on the sixth day that they shall prepare what they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”

Exo 16:6  Then Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, “At evening you shall know that Jehovah has brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Exo 16:7  “And in the morning you shall see the glory of Jehovah; for He hears your complaints against Jehovah.  But what are we, that you complain against us?”

Exo 16:8  Also Moses said, “This shall be seen when Jehovah gives you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to the full; for Jehovah hears your complaints which you make against Him.  And what are we?  Your complaints are not against us but against Jehovah.”

Exo 16:9  Then Moses spoke to Aaron, “Say to all the congregation of the children of Israel, ‘Come near before Jehovah, for He has heard your complaints.’”

Exo 16:10  Now it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of Jehovah appeared in the cloud.

Exo 16:11  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Exo 16:12  “I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel.  Speak to them, saying, ‘Between the evenings you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread.  And you shall know that I am Jehovah your God.’”

Exo 16:13  So it was that quails came up at evening and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew lay all around the camp.

Exo 16:14  And when the layer of dew lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was thin flakes, as thin as hoarfrost1 on the land.
Exo 16:15  So when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “Manna?”,2 for they did not know what it was.  And Moses said to them, “This is the bread which Jehovah has given to you to eat.3

Exo 16:16  “This is the thing which Jehovah has commanded.  Gather it, each one according to the mouths he must feed, one omer per head, according to the number of souls; each man take for those who are in his tent.’”

Exo 16:17  And the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less.

Exo 16:18  So when they measured it by omers, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack.4  Every man had gathered according to the mouths he must feed.

Exo 16:19  And Moses said, “Let no one leave any of it until morning.”

Exo 16:20  Notwithstanding they did not heed Moses.  But some of them left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank.  And Moses was angry with them.

Exo 16:21  So they gathered it every morning, every man according to the mouths he must feed.  And when the sun became hot, it melted.

Exo 16:22  And so it was, on the sixth day, that they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one.  And all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.

Exo 16:23  Then he said to them, “This is what Jehovah has said: ‘Tomorrow is a Sabbath observance, a holy Sabbath to Jehovah.  Bake today what you will bake, and cook what you will cook; and lay up for yourselves all that remains, to be kept until morning.’”

Exo 16:24  So they laid it up until morning, as Moses commanded; and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it.

Exo 16:25  Then Moses said, “Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to Jehovah; today you will not find it in the field.

Exo 16:26  “Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, there will be none.”

Exo 16:27  Now it happened that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, but they found none.

Exo 16:28  And Jehovah said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My Instructions?

Exo 16:29  “See!  For Jehovah has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day bread for two days.  Let every man remain in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”5

Exo 16:30  So the people rested on the seventh day.

Exo 16:31  And the house of Israel called its name Manna.  And it was white like coriander seed, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

Exo 16:32  Then Moses said, “This is the thing which Jehovah has commanded: ‘Fill an omer with it, to be kept for your generations, that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’”

Exo 16:33  And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a pot and put an omer of manna in it, and lay it up before Jehovah, to be kept for your generations.”

Exo 16:34  As Jehovah commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.1

Exo 16:35  And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.

Exo 16:36  Now an omer is one-tenth of an epaph.2
Exo 17:1  Then all the congregation of the children of Israel set out on their journey from the Wilderness of Sin, according to the mouth of Jehovah, and camped in Rephidim;3 but there was no water for the people to drink.

Exo 17:2  Therefore the people contended with Moses, and said, “Give us water, that we may drink.”  And Moses said to them, “Why do you contend with me?  Why do you tempt Jehovah?”

Exo 17:3  And the people thirsted there for water, and the people complained against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”

Exo 17:4  So Moses cried out to Jehovah, saying, “What shall I do with these people?  They are almost ready to stone me!”

Exo 17:5  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel.  Also take in your hand your rod with which you struck the river, and go.

Exo 17:6  “Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in the Desert,4 and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.”  And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.5
Exo 17:7  So he called the name of the place Massah6 and Meribah,7 because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they tempted Jehovah, saying, “Is Jehovah among us or not?”

Exo 17:8  Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

Exo 17:9  And Moses said to Jehoshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek.  Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.”

Exo 17:10  So Jehoshua did as Moses said to him and fought with Amalek.  And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

Exo 17:11  And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

Exo 17:12  But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it.  And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the entering of the sun.

Exo 17:13  So Jehoshua defeated Amalek and his people with the mouth of the sword.

Exo 17:14  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Jehoshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.”

Exo 17:15  And Moses built an altar and called its name, Jehovah Is My Banner;1

Exo 17:16  for he said, “Because Jah has sworn: Jehovah will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”

Exo 18:1  And Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people; that Jehovah had brought Israel out of Egypt.

Exo 18:2  Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back,

Exo 18:3  with her two sons, of whom the name of one was Gershom, for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land”

Exo 18:4  and the name of the other was Eliezer, for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”.

Exo 18:5  And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness, where he was camping at the mountain of God.

Exo 18:6  Now he had said to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her.”

Exo 18:7  So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, bowed down, and kissed him.  And they asked each other about their well-being, and they went into the tent.

Exo 18:8  And Moses told his father-in-law all that Jehovah had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, all the hardship that had come upon them on the way, and how Jehovah had delivered them.

Exo 18:9  Then Jethro rejoiced for all the good which Jehovah had done for Israel, whom He had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

Exo 18:10  And Jethro said, “Blessed be Jehovah, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh, and who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.

Exo 18:11  “Now I know that Jehovah is the Great God; for in the very thing in which they behaved proudly, He was above them.”

Exo 18:12  Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took a burnt offering and other sacrifices to offer to God.  And Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses’ father-in-law before God.

Exo 18:13  And so it was, on the next day, that Moses sat to judge the people; and the people stood before Moses from morning until evening.

Exo 18:14  So when Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he did for the people, he said, “What is this thing that you are doing for the people?  Why do you alone sit, and all the people stand before you from morning until evening?”

Exo 18:15  And Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God.

Exo 18:16  “When they have a difficulty, they come to me, and I judge between one and another; and I make known the statutes of God and His Instructions.”

Exo 18:17  So Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “The thing that you do is not good.

Exo 18:18  “Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out.  For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself.

Exo 18:19  “Listen now to my voice; I will give you counsel, and God will be with you: Stand before God for the people, so that you may bring the difficulties to God.

Exo 18:20  “And you shall teach them the statutes and the Instructions, and show them the way in which they must walk and the work they must do.

Exo 18:21  “Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

Exo 18:22  “And let them judge the people at all times.  Then it will be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they themselves shall judge.  So it will be easier for you, for they will bear the burden with you.

Exo 18:23  “If you do this thing, and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all this people will also go to their place in peace.”

Exo 18:24  So Moses heeded the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said.

Exo 18:25  And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people: rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

Exo 18:26  So they judged the people at all times; the hard cases they brought to Moses, but they judged every small case themselves.

Exo 18:27  Then Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went his way to his own land.

Exo 19:1 On the third new moon after the children of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that day, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai.

Exo 19:2  For they had departed from Rephidim, had come to the Wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness.  So Israel camped there before the mountain.

Exo 19:3  And Moses went up to God, and Jehovah called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:

Exo 19:4  ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.

Exo 19:5  ‘Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.1

Exo 19:6  ‘And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a sacred nation.’  These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”

Exo 19:7  So Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which Jehovah commanded him.

Exo 19:8  Then all the people answered together and said, “All that Jehovah has spoken we will do.” So Moses brought back the words of the people to Jehovah.

Exo 19:9  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.” So Moses told the words of the people to Jehovah.

Exo 19:10  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes.

Exo 19:11  “And let them be ready for the third day.  For on the third day Jehovah will come down upon Mount Sinai2 in the sight of all the people.

Exo 19:12  “You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves that you do not go up to the mountain or touch its base.  Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.

Exo 19:13  ‘Not a hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot with an arrow; whether man or beast, he shall not live.’  When the jubilee sounds long, they shall come near the mountain.”1

Exo 19:14  Then Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes.

Exo 19:15  And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not come near your wives.”

Exo 19:16  Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the shophar was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.

Exo 19:17  And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.

Exo 19:18  Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because Jehovah descended upon it in fire.  Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.2

Exo 19:19  And when the blast of the shophar sounded long and became loud and then louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice.

Exo 19:20  Then Jehovah came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain.  And Jehovah called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

Exo 19:21  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Go down and warn the people, lest they break through to gaze at Jehovah, and many of them perish.

Exo 19:22  “Also let the priests who come near Jehovah consecrate themselves, lest Jehovah break out against them.”

Exo 19:23  And Moses said to Jehovah, “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai; for You warned us, saying, ‘Set bounds around the mountain and consecrate it.’”

Exo 19:24  Then Jehovah said to him, “Away!  Get down and then come up, you and Aaron with you.  But do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to Jehovah, lest He break out against them.”

Exo 19:25  So Moses went down to the people and spoke to them.

Exo 20:1  And God spoke all these words, saying:

Exo 20:2  “I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Exo 20:3  “You shall have no other gods before Me.3

Exo 20:4  “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Exo 20:5  “You shall not bow down to them nor serve them, for I, Jehovah your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me,4

Exo 20:6  “but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Exo 20:7  “You shall not lift up the Name of Jehovah your God in a worthless way, for Jehovah will not leave anyone who lifts up His Name in a worthless way unpunished.

Exo 20:8  “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exo 20:9  “Six days you shall labour and do all your work,

Exo 20:10  “but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Jehovah your God.  You shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your livestock, nor your stranger who is within your gates.

Exo 20:11  “For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day.  Therefore Jehovah blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it.1
Exo 20:12  “Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which Jehovah your God is giving you.2

Exo 20:13  “You shall not murder.

Exo 20:14  “You shall not commit adultery.

Exo 20:15  “You shall not steal.

Exo 20:16  “You shall not testify a false witness against your neighbour.3
Exo 20:17  “You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbour’s.”4

Exo 20:18  And all the people observed the thunderings, the flashes of lightning, the sound of the shophar, and the mountain smoking; and the people saw it, they trembled and they stood a long way off.

Exo 20:19  Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but do not let God speak with us, lest we die.”5

Exo 20:20  And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come to test you, that His fear may be on your faces, so that you may not sin.”

Exo 20:21  So the people stood a long way off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was.

Exo 20:22  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

Exo 20:23  ‘You shall not make anything to be with Me; gods of silver or gods of gold you shall not make for yourselves.

Exo 20:24  ‘An altar of earth you shall make for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen.  In every place where I record My Name I will come to you, and I will bless you.

Exo 20:25  ‘And if you make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone; for if you use your tool on it, you have profaned it.

Exo 20:26  ‘Nor shall you go up by steps to My altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed on it.’

Exo 21:1  “Now these are the judgements which you shall set before them:

Exo 21:2  “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years; and in the seventh he shall go out free and pay nothing.

Exo 21:3  “If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he comes in as a master with a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.

Exo 21:4  “If his lord has given him a wife, and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her lord’s, and he shall go out by himself.

Exo 21:5  “But if the servant plainly says, ‘I love my lord, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’

Exo 21:6  “then his lord shall bring him to God.  He shall also bring him to the door, or to the doorpost, and his lord shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him forever.

Exo 21:7  “And if a man sells his daughter to be a female servant, she shall not go out as the male servants do.

Exo 21:8  “If she does not please her lord, who has betrothed her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed.  He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has dealt deceitfully with her.

Exo 21:9  “And if he has betrothed her to his son, he shall deal with her according to the judgement for daughters.

Exo 21:10  “If he takes another wife, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marriage rights.

Exo 21:11  “And if he does not do these three for her, then she shall go out free, without paying silver.

Exo 21:12  “He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.

Exo 21:13  “But if he did not lie in wait, but God delivered him into his hand, then I will appoint for you a place where he may flee.

Exo 21:14  “But if a man acts with premeditation against his neighbour, to kill him by treachery, you shall take him from My altar, that he may die.

Exo 21:15  “And he who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.

Exo 21:16  “He who kidnaps a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, shall surely be put to death.

Exo 21:17  “And he who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.1

Exo 21:18  “If men contend with each other, and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but is confined to his bed,

Exo 21:19  “if he rises again and walks about outside with his staff, then he who struck him shall be acquitted.  He shall only pay for the loss of his time, and shall provide for him to be thoroughly healed.

Exo 21:20  “And if a man beats his male or female slave with a rod, so that they die under his hand, he shall surely be punished.

Exo 21:21  “Notwithstanding, if the  remains alive a day or two, he shall not be punished; for he was his silver.

Exo 21:22  “If men struggle, and strike a pregnant woman, so that her child departs from her, yet there is no lasting harm to them, he shall surely be punished just as the woman’s master imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

Exo 21:23  “But if any lasting harm follows, then you shall give soul for soul,

Exo 21:24  “eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

Exo 21:25  “brand for brand, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Exo 21:26  “If a man strikes the eye of his male or female servant, and destroys it, he shall let them go free for the sake of the eye.

Exo 21:27  “And if he knocks out the tooth of his male or female servant, he shall let them go free for the sake of the tooth.

Exo 21:28  “If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, then the ox shall surely be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the master of the ox shall be acquitted.

Exo 21:29  “But if the ox tended to thrust with its horn in times past, and it has been made known to his master, and he has not kept it confined, so that it has killed a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its master shall also be put to death.

Exo 21:30  “If there is imposed on him a sum of money, then he shall pay to redeem his soul, whatever is imposed on him.

Exo 21:31  “Whether it has gored a son or gored a daughter, according to this judgement it shall be done to him.

Exo 21:32  “If the ox gores a male or female servant, he shall give to their lord thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

Exo 21:33  “And if a man opens a pit, or if a man digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls in it,

Exo 21:34  “the master of the pit shall make it good; he shall give silver to their master, but the dead animal shall be his.

Exo 21:35  “And if one man’s ox hurts another’s, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide the silver from it; and the dead ox they shall also divide.

Exo 21:36  “Or if it was known that the ox tended to thrust in time past, and its master has not kept it confined, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead animal shall be his own.

Exo 22:1  “If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, he shall restore five oxen for an ox and four sheep for a sheep.

Exo 22:2  “If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, no blood shall be shed for him.

Exo 22:3  “If the sun has risen on him, blood is due for him.1  He shall surely repay; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Exo 22:4  “If the theft is surely found alive in his hand, whether it is an ox or donkey or sheep, he shall restore double.

Exo 22:5  “If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed, and lets loose his animal, and it feeds in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best of his own field and the best of his own vineyard.

Exo 22:6  “If fire breaks out and catches in thorns, so that stacked grain, standing grain, or the field is consumed, he who kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

Exo 22:7  “If a man delivers silver or articles to his neighbour to keep, and it is stolen out of the man’s house, if the thief is found, he shall pay double.

Exo 22:8  “If the thief is not found, then the master of the house shall be brought to God to see whether he has put his hand into his neighbour’s goods.

Exo 22:9  “For any kind of trespass, whether it concerns an ox, a donkey, a sheep, or clothing, or for any kind of lost thing which another claims to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before God; and whoever God condemns shall pay double to his neighbour.

Exo 22:10  “If a man delivers to his neighbour a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep, and it dies, is hurt, or driven away, no one seeing it,

Exo 22:11  “then an oath of Jehovah shall be between them both, that he has not put his hand into his neighbour’s goods; and the master of it shall accept that, and he shall not make it good.

Exo 22:12  “But if, in fact, it is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to the master of it.

Exo 22:13  “If it is torn to pieces by a beast, then he shall bring it as evidence, and he shall not make good what was torn.

Exo 22:14  “And if a man borrows something from his neighbour, and it becomes broken or dies, the master of it not being with it, he shall surely make it good.

Exo 22:15  “But if its master was with it, he shall not make it good; if it was hired, it came for its hire.

Exo 22:16  “And if a man entices a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely pay the bride-price for her to be his wife.

Exo 22:17  “If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay silver according to the bride-price of virgins.

Exo 22:18  “You shall not permit a sorceress to live.

Exo 22:19  “Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.

Exo 22:20  “He who sacrifices to any god, except to Jehovah only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

Exo 22:21  “You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Exo 22:22  “You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.

Exo 22:23  “If you afflict him severely, and he cries at all to Me, I will surely hear his cry;

Exo 22:24  “and My wrath will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

Exo 22:25  “If you lend silver to My poor people among you, you shall not be like a moneylender to him; you shall not charge him interest.

Exo 22:26  “If you ever take your neighbour’s garment as a pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down.

Exo 22:27  “For that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin.  What will he sleep in?  And it will be that when he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am gracious.

Exo 22:28  “You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.1

Exo 22:29  “You shall not delay to offer the first of your ripe produce and your juices.  The firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me.

Exo 22:30  “Likewise you shall do with your oxen and your sheep.  It shall be with its mother seven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.

Exo 22:31  “And you shall be holy men to Me: you shall not eat any meat which is torn by beasts in the field; you shall throw it to the dogs.

Exo 23:1  “You shall not circulate a false report.  Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Exo 23:2  “You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice.

Exo 23:3  “You shall not show favouritism to a poor man in his dispute.

Exo 23:4  “If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.

Exo 23:5  “If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying under its burden, and you would refrain from helping it, you shall surely help him with it.

Exo 23:6  “You shall not pervert the judgement of your poor in his dispute.

Exo 23:7  “Keep yourself far from a false matter.  Do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not justify the wicked.

Exo 23:8  “And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the discerning and perverts the words of the righteous.

Exo 23:9  “Also you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the soul of a stranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Exo 23:10  “Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its produce,

Exo 23:11  “but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave, the beasts of the field may eat.  In like manner you shall do with your vineyard and your olive grove.

Exo 23:12  “Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female servant and the stranger may be refreshed.

Exo 23:13  “And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.

Exo 23:14  “Three times you shall celebrate unto Me in the year:

Exo 23:15  “You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  You shall eat unleavened bread for seven days, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the new moon of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt.  No one shall appear before Me empty.

Exo 23:16  “And keep the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruit of your labours which you have sown in the field;1 and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labours from the field.
Exo 23:17  “Three times in the year all your offerings2 shall appear before Lord Jehovah.

Exo 23:18  “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; nor shall the fat of My sacrifice remain until morning.

Exo 23:19  “The first of the firstfruit of your land you shall bring into the House of Jehovah your God.  You shall not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Exo 23:20  “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

Exo 23:21  “Beware of Him and obey His voice.  Do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My Name is in Him.

Exo 23:22  “But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.

Exo 23:23  “For My Angel will go before you and bring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites and the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off.

Exo 23:24  “You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their works; but you shall utterly overthrow them and completely break down their pillars.

Exo 23:25  “So you shall serve Jehovah your God, and He will bless your bread and your water.  And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.

Exo 23:26  “No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.

Exo 23:27  “I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

Exo 23:28  “And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you.

Exo 23:29  “I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beast of the field become too numerous for you.

Exo 23:30  “Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land.

Exo 23:31  “And I will set your bounds from the Soph Sea3 to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River.  For I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.

Exo 23:32  “You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.

Exo 23:33  “They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me.  For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”

Exo 24:1  Now He said to Moses, “Come up to Jehovah, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar.

Exo 24:2  “And Moses alone shall come near Jehovah, but they shall not come near; nor shall the people go up with him.”

Exo 24:3  So Moses came and told the people all the words of Jehovah and all the judgements.  And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which Jehovah has said we will do.”

Exo 24:4  And Moses wrote all the words of Jehovah.  And he rose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

Exo 24:5  Then he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to Jehovah.

Exo 24:6  And Moses took half the blood and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

Exo 24:7  Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people.  And they said, “All that Jehovah has said we will do, and be obedient.”

Exo 24:8  And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, “Behold, the blood of the covenant which Jehovah has made with you according to all these words.”1

Exo 24:9  Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,

Exo 24:10  and they saw the God of Israel.  And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in its clarity.

Exo 24:11  But on the nobles of the children of Israel He did not lay His hand.  So they saw God, and they ate and drank.

Exo 24:12  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and be there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the Instructions and commandments which I have written, that you may teach them.”

Exo 24:13  So Moses arose with his assistant Jehoshua, and Moses went up to the mountain of God.

Exo 24:14  And he said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you.  Indeed Aaron and Hur are with you.  If any master has a difficulty, let him go to them.”

Exo 24:15  Then Moses went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain.

Exo 24:16  Now the glory of Jehovah rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days.  And on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

Exo 24:17  The sight of the glory of Jehovah was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.

Exo 24:18  Then Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain.  And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Exo 25:1  So Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Exo 25:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering.  You shall take My offering from everyone who gives it willingly from his heart.

Exo 25:3  “And this is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, and bronze;

Exo 25:4  “blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen, and goats’ hair;

Exo 25:5  “ram skins dyed red, badger skins, and acacia wood;

Exo 25:6  “oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense;

Exo 25:7  “onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate.

Exo 25:8  “And let them make Me a Sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.

Exo 25:9  “According to all that I show you, that is, the likeness of the tabernacle and the likeness of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it.

Exo 25:10  “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

Exo 25:11  “And you shall overlay it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and shall make on it a moulding of gold all around.

Exo 25:12  “You shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its four corners; two rings shall be on one side, and two rings on the other side.

Exo 25:13  “And you shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.

Exo 25:14  “You shall put the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, that the ark may be carried by them.

Exo 25:15  “The poles shall be in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it.

Exo 25:16  “And you shall put into the ark the Testimony which I will give you.

Exo 25:17  “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length and a cubit and a half its width.

Exo 25:18  “And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat.

Exo 25:19  “Make one cherub at one end, and the other cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends of it of one piece with the mercy seat.

Exo 25:20  “And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat.

Exo 25:21  “You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you.

Exo 25:22  “And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, of all things which I command the children of Israel.

Exo 25:23  “You shall also make a table of acacia wood; two cubits shall be its length, a cubit its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

Exo 25:24  “And you shall overlay it with pure gold, and make a moulding of gold all around.

Exo 25:25  “You shall make for it a frame of a handbreadth all around, and you shall make a gold moulding for the frame all around.

Exo 25:26  “And you shall make four rings of gold for it, and put the rings on the four corners that are at its four legs.

Exo 25:27  “The rings shall be close to the frame, as holders for the poles to bear the table.

Exo 25:28  “And you shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be carried with them.

Exo 25:29  “You shall make its dishes, its pans, its pitchers, and its bowls for pouring.  You shall make them of pure gold.

Exo 25:30  “And you shall set the presentation bread on the table before Me always.

Exo 25:31  “You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold; the menorah1 shall be of hammered work.  Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and flowers shall be of one piece.

Exo 25:32  “And six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the menorah out of one side, and three branches of the menorah out of the other side.

Exo 25:33  “Three bowls shall be made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower, and three bowls made like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower; and so for the six branches that come out of the menorah.

Exo 25:34  “On the menorah itself four bowls shall be made like almond blossoms, each with its ornamental knob and flower.

Exo 25:35  “And there shall be a knob under the first two branches of the same, a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches that extend from the menorah.

Exo 25:36  “Their knobs and their branches shall be of one piece; all of it shall be one hammered piece of pure gold.

Exo 25:37  “You shall make seven lamps for it, and they shall arrange its lamps so that they give light in front of it.

Exo 25:38  “And its wick-trimmers and their trays shall be of pure gold.

Exo 25:39  “It shall be made of a talent of pure gold, with all these utensils.1
Exo 25:40  “And see to it that you make them according to the likeness which was shown you on the mountain.2

Exo 26:1  “Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine woven linen and blue, purple, and scarlet thread; with artistic designs of cherubim you shall weave them.

Exo 26:2  “The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits.  And every one of the curtains shall have the same measurements.

Exo 26:3  “Five curtains shall be coupled to one another, and the other five curtains shall be coupled to one another.

Exo 26:4  “And you shall make loops of blue yarn on the edge of the curtain on the selvedge of one set, and likewise you shall do on the outer edge of the other curtain of the second set.

Exo 26:5  “Fifty loops you shall make in the one curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is on the end of the second set, that the loops may be clasped to one another.

Exo 26:6  “And you shall make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains together with the clasps, so that it may be one tabernacle.

Exo 26:7  “You shall also make curtains of goats’ hair, to be a tent over the tabernacle.  You shall make eleven curtains.

Exo 26:8  “The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; and the eleven curtains shall all have the same measurements.

Exo 26:9  “And you shall couple five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves, and you shall double over the sixth curtain at the forefront of the tent.

Exo 26:10  “You shall make fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in one set, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain of the second set.

Exo 26:11  “And you shall make fifty bronze clasps, put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.

Exo 26:12  “The remnant that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle.

Exo 26:13  “And a cubit on one side and a cubit on the other side, of what remains of 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.

Exo 26:14  “You shall also make a covering of ram skins dyed red for the tent, and a covering of badger skins above.

Exo 26:15  “And for the tabernacle you shall make the boards of acacia wood, standing upright.

Exo 26:16  “Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the width of each board.

Exo 26:17  “Two tenons shall be in each board for binding one to another.  Thus you shall make for all the boards of the tabernacle.

Exo 26:18  “And you shall make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side.

Exo 26:19  “You shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards: two sockets under each of the boards for its two tenons.

Exo 26:20  “And for the second side of the tabernacle, the north side, there shall be twenty boards

Exo 26:21  “and their forty sockets of silver: two sockets under each of the boards.

Exo 26:22  “For the far side of the tabernacle, westward, you shall make six boards.

Exo 26:23  “And you shall also make two boards for the two back corners of the tabernacle.

Exo 26:24  “They shall be coupled together at the bottom and they shall be coupled together at the top by one ring.  Thus it shall be for both of them.  They shall be for the two corners.

Exo 26:25  “So there shall be eight boards with their sockets of silver; sixteen sockets; two sockets under each board.

Exo 26:26  “And you shall make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards on one side of the tabernacle,

Exo 26:27  “five bars for the boards on the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the far side westward.

Exo 26:28  “The middle bar shall pass through the midst of the boards from end to end.

Exo 26:29  “You shall overlay the boards with gold, make their rings of gold as holders for the bars, and overlay the bars with gold.

Exo 26:30  “And you shall raise up the tabernacle according to the judgements which you were shown on the mountain.

Exo 26:31  “You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen.  It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim.

Exo 26:32  “You shall hang it upon the four pillars of acacia wood overlaid with gold.  Their hooks shall be of gold, upon four sockets of silver.

Exo 26:33  “And you shall hang the veil from the clasps.  Then you shall bring the ark of the Testimony in there, behind the veil.  The veil shall be a divider for you between the Holy and the Holy of Holies.

Exo 26:34  “You shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the Testimony in the Holy of Holies.

Exo 26:35  “You shall set the table outside the veil, and the menorah across from the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and you shall put the table on the north side.

Exo 26:36  “You shall make a screen for the door of the tent, made by a weaver of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen.

Exo 26:37  “And you shall make for the screen five pillars of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, and you shall cast five sockets of bronze for them.

Exo 27:1  “You shall make an altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar shall be square; and its height shall be three cubits.

Exo 27:2  “You shall make its horns on its four corners; its horns shall be of one piece with it.  And you shall overlay it with bronze.

Exo 27:3  “Also you shall make its pans to receive its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze.

Exo 27:4  “You shall make a grate for it, a network of bronze; and on the network you shall make four bronze rings at its four corners.

Exo 27:5  “You shall put it under the rim of the altar beneath, that the network may be midway up the altar.

Exo 27:6  “And you shall make poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze.

Exo 27:7  “The poles shall be put in the rings, and the poles shall be on the two sides of the altar to bear it.

Exo 27:8  “You shall make it hollow with boards; as it was shown you on the mountain, so shall they make it.

Exo 27:9  “You shall also make the court of the tabernacle.  For the south side there shall be hangings for the court made of fine woven linen, one hundred cubits long for one side.

Exo 27:10  “And its twenty pillars and their twenty sockets shall be of bronze.  The hooks of the pillars and their bands shall be of silver.

Exo 27:11  “Likewise along the length of the north side there shall be hangings one hundred cubits long, with its twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of bronze, and the hooks of the pillars and their bands of silver.

Exo 27:12  “And along the width of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits, with their ten pillars and their ten sockets.

Exo 27:13  “The width of the court on the east, facing sunrise, shall be fifty cubits.

Exo 27:14  “The hangings on one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three sockets.

Exo 27:15  “And on the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three sockets.

Exo 27:16  “For the gate of the court there shall be a screen twenty cubits long, woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, made by a weaver.  It shall have four pillars and four sockets.

Exo 27:17  “All the pillars around the court shall have bands of silver; their hooks shall be of silver and their sockets of bronze.

Exo 27:18  “The length of the court shall be one hundred cubits, the width fifty throughout, and the height five cubits, woven of fine linen thread, and its sockets of bronze.

Exo 27:19  “All the utensils of the tabernacle for all its service, all its pegs, and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze.

Exo 27:20  “And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.

Exo 27:21  “In the tent of the appointed times, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before Jehovah.  It shall be a statute forever to their generations on behalf of the children of Israel.

Exo 28:1  “Now take Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may serve Me as priest, Aaron and Aaron’s sons: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

Exo 28:2  “And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.

Exo 28:3  “So you shall speak to all who are gifted artisans, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments, to consecrate him, that he may serve Me as priest.

Exo 28:4  “And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, an ephod, a robe, a skillfully woven tunic, a turban, and a sash.  So they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, that he may serve Me as priest.

Exo 28:5  “They shall take the gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine linen,

Exo 28:6  “and they shall make the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, artistically worked.

Exo 28:7  “It shall have two shoulder straps joined at its two edges, and so it shall be joined together.

Exo 28:8  “And the intricately woven band of the ephod, which is on it, shall be of the same workmanship, made of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen.

Exo 28:9  “Then you shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel:

Exo 28:10  “six of their names on one stone, and the remaining six names on the other stone, according to their birth.

Exo 28:11  “With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, you shall engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel.  You shall set them in settings of gold.

Exo 28:12  “And you shall put the two stones on the shoulders of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel.  So Aaron shall bear their names before Jehovah on his two shoulders as a memorial.

Exo 28:13  “You shall also make settings of gold,

Exo 28:14  “and you shall make two chains of pure gold like braided cords, and fasten the braided chains to the settings.

Exo 28:15  “You shall make the breastplate of judgement.  Artistically woven according to the workmanship of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, you shall make it.

Exo 28:16  “It shall be doubled into a square: a span shall be its length, and a span shall be its width.

Exo 28:17  “And you shall put settings of stones in it, four rows of stones: The first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and an emerald; this shall be the first row;

Exo 28:18  “the second row shall be a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;

Exo 28:19  “the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

Exo 28:20  “and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper.  They shall be set in gold settings.

Exo 28:21  “And the stones shall have the names of the sons of Israel, twelve according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, each one with its own name; they shall be according to the twelve tribes.

Exo 28:22  “You shall make chains for the breastplate at the end, like braided cords of pure gold.

Exo 28:23  “And you shall make two rings of gold for the breastplate, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

Exo 28:24  “Then you shall put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate;

Exo 28:25  “and the other two ends of the two braided chains you shall fasten to the two settings, and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod in the front.

Exo 28:26  “You shall make two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which is on the inner side of the ephod.

Exo 28:27  “And two other rings of gold you shall make, and put them on the two shoulder straps, underneath the ephod toward its front, right at the seam above the intricately woven band of the ephod.

Exo 28:28  “They shall bind the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the ephod, using a blue cord, so that it is above the intricately woven band of the ephod, and so that the breastplate does not come loose from the ephod.

Exo 28:29  “So Aaron shall bear the names of the sons of Israel on the breastplate of judgement over his heart, when he goes into the Holy, as a memorial before Jehovah continually.

Exo 28:30  “And you shall put in the breastplate of judgement the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be over Aaron’s heart when he goes in before Jehovah.  So Aaron shall bear the judgement of the children of Israel over his heart before Jehovah continually.

Exo 28:31  “You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.

Exo 28:32  “There shall be an mouth for his head in the middle of it; it shall have a woven binding all around its mouth, like the mouth in a coat of mail, so that it does not tear.

Exo 28:33  “And upon its hem you shall make pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, all around its hem, and bells of gold between them all around:

Exo 28:34  “a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe all around.

Exo 28:35  “And it shall be upon Aaron when he serves, and its sound will be heard when he goes into the Holy before Jehovah and when he comes out, that he may not die.

Exo 28:36  “You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engraving of a signet: Holiness to Jehovah.

Exo 28:37  “And you shall put it on a blue cord, that it may be on the turban; it shall be on the front of the turban.

Exo 28:38  “So it shall be on Aaron’s forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things which the children of Israel hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before Jehovah.

Exo 28:39  “You shall skillfully weave the tunic of fine linen thread, you shall make the turban of fine linen, and you shall make the sash of woven work.

Exo 28:40  “For Aaron’s sons you shall make tunics, and you shall make sashes for them.  And you shall make hats for them, for glory and beauty.

Exo 28:41  “So you shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him.  You shall anoint them, consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may serve Me as priests.

Exo 28:42  “And you shall make for them linen trousers to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the waist to the thighs.

Exo 28:43  “They shall be on Aaron and on his sons when they come into the tent of the appointed times, or when they come near the altar to serve in the Holy, that they do not incur iniquity and die.  It shall be a statute forever to him and his descendants after him.1

Exo 29:1  “And this is what you shall do to them to hallow them for serving Me as priests: Take one young bull and two rams without blemish,

Exo 29:2  “and unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil (you shall make them of wheat flour).

Exo 29:3  “You shall put them in one basket and bring them in the basket, with the bull and the two rams.

Exo 29:4  “And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tent of the appointed times, and you shall wash them with water.

Exo 29:5  “Then you shall take the garments, put the tunic on Aaron, and the robe of the ephod, the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the intricately woven band of the ephod.

Exo 29:6  “You shall put the turban on his head, and put the holy crown on the turban.

Exo 29:7  “And you shall take the anointing oil, pour it on his head, and anoint him.

Exo 29:8  “Then you shall bring his sons and put tunics on them.

Exo 29:9  “And you shall gird them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and put the hats on them.  The priesthood shall be theirs for a perpetual statute.  So you shall consecrate Aaron and his sons.

Exo 29:10  “You shall also have the bull brought before the tent of the appointed times, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the bull.

Exo 29:11  “Then you shall kill the bull before Jehovah, by the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Exo 29:12  “You shall take some of the blood of the bull and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour all the blood beside the base of the altar.

Exo 29:13  “And you shall take all the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them, and burn them on the altar.

Exo 29:14  “But the flesh of the bull, with its skin and its offal, you shall burn with fire outside the camp.  It is a sin offering.

Exo 29:15  “You shall also take one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram;

Exo 29:16  “and you shall kill the ram, and you shall take its blood and sprinkle it all around on the altar.

Exo 29:17  “Then you shall cut the ram in pieces, wash its entrails and its legs, and put them with its pieces and with its head.

Exo 29:18  “And you shall burn the whole ram on the altar.  It is a burnt offering to Jehovah; it is a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Exo 29:19  “You shall also take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands on the head of the ram.

Exo 29:20  “Then you shall kill the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar.

Exo 29:21  “And you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar, and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments, on his sons and on the garments of his sons with him; and he and his garments shall be hallowed, and his sons and his sons’ garments with him.

Exo 29:22  “Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and the fat on them, the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration),

Exo 29:23  “one loaf of bread, one cake made with oil, and one wafer from the basket of the unleavened bread that is before Jehovah;

Exo 29:24  “and you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and you shall wave them as a wave offering before Jehovah.

Exo 29:25  “You shall receive them back from their hands and burn them on the altar as a burnt offering, as a sweet aroma before Jehovah.  It is an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Exo 29:26  “Then you shall take the breast of the ram of Aaron’s consecration and wave it as a wave offering before Jehovah; and it shall be your portion.

Exo 29:27  “And from the ram of the consecration you shall consecrate the breast of the wave offering which is waved, and the thigh of the heave offering which is raised, of that which is for Aaron and of that which is for his sons.

Exo 29:28  “It shall be from the children of Israel for Aaron and his sons by a statute forever.  For it is a heave offering; it shall be a heave offering from the children of Israel from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, that is, their heave offering to Jehovah.

Exo 29:29  “And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons’ after him, to be anointed in them and to be consecrated in them.

Exo 29:30  “That son who becomes priest in his place shall put them on for seven days, when he enters the tent of the appointed times to serve in the Holy.

Exo 29:31  “And you shall take the ram of the consecration and cook its flesh in the sacred place.

Exo 29:32  “Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Exo 29:33  “They shall eat those things with which the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them; but an outsider shall not eat them, because they are holy.

Exo 29:34  “And if any of the flesh of the consecration offerings, or of the bread, remains until the morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire.  It shall not be eaten, because it is holy.

Exo 29:35  “Thus you shall do to Aaron and his sons, according to all that I have commanded you.  Seven days you shall consecrate them.

Exo 29:36  “And you shall offer a bull every day as a sin offering for atonement.  You shall cleanse the altar when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to sanctify it.

Exo 29:37  “Seven days you shall make atonement for the altar and sanctify it.  And the altar shall be the Holy of Holies.  Whatever touches the altar must be holy.

Exo 29:38  “Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs of the first year, day by day continually.

Exo 29:39  “One lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer between the evenings.

Exo 29:40  “With the one lamb shall be one-tenth of an ephah of flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of pressed oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering.

Exo 29:41  “And the other lamb you shall offer between the evenings; and you shall offer with it the grain offering and the drink offering, as in the morning, for a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Exo 29:42  “This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tent of the appointed times before Jehovah, where I will meet you to speak with you.

Exo 29:43  “And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by My glory.

Exo 29:44  “So I will consecrate the tent of the appointed times and the altar.  I will also consecrate both Aaron and his sons to serve Me as priests.1

Exo 29:45  “I will dwell among the children of Israel and will be their God.

Exo 29:46  “And they shall know that I am Jehovah their God, who brought them up out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them.  I am Jehovah their God.

Exo 30:1  “You shall make an altar to burn incense on; you shall make it of acacia wood.

Exo 30:2  “A cubit shall be its length and a cubit its width; it shall be square; and two cubits shall be its height.  Its horns shall be of one piece with it.

Exo 30:3  “And you shall overlay its top, its sides all around, and its horns with pure gold; and you shall make for it a moulding of gold all around.

Exo 30:4  “Two gold rings you shall make for it, under the moulding on both its sides.  You shall place them on its two sides, and they will be holders for the poles with which to bear it.

Exo 30:5  “You shall make the poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold.

Exo 30:6  “And you shall put it before the veil that is before the ark of the Testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony, where I will meet with you.

Exo 30:7  “Aaron shall burn sweet incense on it every morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it.

Exo 30:8  “And when Aaron goes up to the lamps between the evenings, he shall burn incense, a perpetual incense before Jehovah throughout your generations.

Exo 30:9  “You shall not offer strange incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering; nor shall you pour a drink offering on it.

Exo 30:10  “And Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement; once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations.  It is the Holy of Holies to Jehovah.”

Exo 30:11  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Exo 30:12  “When you take the census of the children of Israel for their number, then every man shall give a ransom for his soul to Jehovah, when you number them, that there may be no plague among them when you number them.

Exo 30:13  “This is what everyone among those who are numbered shall give: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty gerahs).  The half-shekel shall be an offering to Jehovah.

Exo 30:14  “Everyone included among those who are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering to Jehovah.

Exo 30:15  “The rich shall not give more and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when you give an offering to Jehovah, to make atonement for your souls.

Exo 30:16  “And you shall take the atonement silver of the children of Israel, and shall appoint it for the service of the tent of the appointed times, that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before Jehovah, to make atonement for your souls.”

Exo 30:17  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Exo 30:18  “You shall also make a laver of bronze, with its base also of bronze, for washing.  You shall put it between the tent of the appointed times and the altar.  And you shall put water in it,

Exo 30:19  “for Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet in water from it.

Exo 30:20  “When they go into the tent of the appointed times, or when they come near the altar to serve, to burn an offering made by fire to Jehovah, they shall wash with water, lest they die.

Exo 30:21  “So they shall wash their hands and their feet, lest they die.  And it shall be a statute forever to them; to him and his descendants throughout their generations.”

Exo 30:22  Moreover Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Exo 30:23  “Also take for yourself quality spices; five hundred shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much sweet-smelling cinnamon (two hundred and fifty shekels), two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cane,

Exo 30:24  “five hundred shekels of cassia, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil.

Exo 30:25  “And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer.  It shall be a holy anointing oil.

Exo 30:26  “With it you shall anoint the tent of the appointed times and the ark of the Testimony;

Exo 30:27  “the table and all its utensils, the menorah and its utensils, and the altar of incense;

Exo 30:28  “the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base.

Exo 30:29  “You shall consecrate them, that they may be the most Holy; whatever touches them must be holy.

Exo 30:30  “And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may serve Me as priests.

Exo 30:31  “And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations.

Exo 30:32  ‘It shall not be poured on man’s flesh; nor shall you make any other like it, according to its composition.  It is holy, and it shall be holy to you.

Exo 30:33  ‘Whoever compounds any like it, or whoever puts any of it on an outsider, shall be cut off from his people.’”

Exo 30:34  And Jehovah said to Moses: “Take sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, and pure frankincense with these sweet spices; there shall be equal amounts of each.

Exo 30:35  “You shall make of these an incense, a compound according to the art of the perfumer, salted, pure, and holy.

Exo 30:36  “And you shall beat some of it very fine, and put some of it before the Testimony in the tent of the appointed times where I will meet with you.  It shall be Holy of Holies to you.

Exo 30:37  “But as for the incense which you shall make, you shall not make any for yourselves, according to its composition.  It shall be to you holy for Jehovah.

Exo 30:38  “Whoever makes any like it, to smell it, he shall be cut off from his people.”

Exo 31:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Exo 31:2  “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

Exo 31:3  “And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

Exo 31:4  “to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze,

Exo 31:5  “in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship.

Exo 31:6  “And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all who are gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you:

Exo 31:7  “the tent of the appointed times, the ark of the Testimony and the mercy seat that is on it, and all the furniture of the tent;

Exo 31:8  “the table and its utensils, the pure gold menorah with all its utensils, the altar of incense,

Exo 31:9  “the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base;

Exo 31:10  “the garments of service, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to serve as priests,

Exo 31:11  “and the anointing oil and sweet incense for the Holy.  According to all that I have commanded you they shall do.”

Exo 31:12  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Exo 31:13  “And you, speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely you shall keep My Sabbaths, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, so you know that I am Jehovah who sanctifies you.

Exo 31:14  ‘And you shall keep the Sabbath, for it is holy to you.  The one who defiles it shall surely be put to death; for every one who does work on it, that soul shall be cut off from the midst of his people.

Exo 31:15  ‘Work shall be done for six days, and on the seventh day is the Sabbath of Sabbath observance, holy to Jehovah.  Everyone working on the Sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

Exo 31:16  ‘And the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.

Exo 31:17  ‘It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’”1

Exo 31:18  And when He had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exo 32:1  Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”

Exo 32:2  And Aaron said to them, “Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”

Exo 32:3  “So all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.

Exo 32:4  And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a moulded calf.  Then they said, “This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!”

Exo 32:5  So when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it.  And Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow is a feast to Jehovah.”

Exo 32:6  Then they rose early on the next day, offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.1

Exo 32:7  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Go, get down!  For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves.

Exo 32:8  “They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them.  They have made themselves a moulded calf, and worshipped it and sacrificed to it, and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!’”

Exo 32:9  And Jehovah said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people!

Exo 32:10  “Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them.  And I will make of you a great nation.”

Exo 32:11  Then Moses pleaded with Jehovah his God, and said: “Jehovah, why does Your wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

Exo 32:12  “Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, ‘He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth’?  Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to Your people.

Exo 32:13  “Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’”

Exo 32:14  So Jehovah relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people.

Exo 32:15  And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand.  The tablets were written on both sides; on the one side and on the other they were written.

Exo 32:16  Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God engraved on the tablets.

Exo 32:17  And when Jehoshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a noise of war in the camp.”

Exo 32:18  But he said: “It is not the voice of those who shout in victory, nor is it the voice of those who cry out in defeat, but the voice of those who sing that I hear.”

Exo 32:19  So it was, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing.  So Moses’ anger became hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.

Exo 32:20  Then he took the calf which they had made, burned it in the fire, and ground it to powder; and he scattered it on the water and made the children of Israel drink it.

Exo 32:21  And Moses said to Aaron, “What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them?”

Exo 32:22  So Aaron said, “Do not let the anger of my lord become hot.  You know the people, that they are set on evil.

Exo 32:23  “For they said to me, ‘Make us gods that shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’

Exo 32:24  “And I said to them, ‘Whoever has any gold, let them break it off.’  So they gave it to me, and I cast it into the fire, and this calf came out.”

Exo 32:25  Now when Moses saw that the people were still unrestrained, for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among those who stood against them,

Exo 32:26  then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on Jehovah’s side, come to me.”  And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.

Exo 32:27  And he said to them, “Thus says Jehovah God of Israel: ‘Let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and let every man kill his brother, every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.’”

Exo 32:28  So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses.  And about three thousand men of the people fell that day.1

Exo 32:29  Then Moses said, “Consecrate yourselves today to Jehovah, that He may bestow on you a blessing this day, for every man has opposed his son and his brother.”

Exo 32:30  And it came to pass on the next day that Moses said to the people, “You have committed a great sin.  So now I will go up to Jehovah; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.”

Exo 32:31  Then Moses returned to Jehovah and said, “Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a god of gold!

Exo 32:32  “Yet now, if You will forgive their sin; but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written.”

Exo 32:33  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.2

Exo 32:34  “Now therefore, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you.  Behold, My Angel shall go before you.  Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon them for their sin.”

Exo 32:35  So Jehovah plagued the people because of what they did with the calf which Aaron made.3

Exo 33:1  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Depart and go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give it.’

Exo 33:2  “And I will send My Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.

Exo 33:3  “Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, lest I consume you on the way for you are a stiff- necked people.”

Exo 33:4  And when the people heard this bad news, they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments.

Exo 33:5  For Jehovah had said to Moses, “Say to the children of Israel, ‘You are a stiff-necked people.  I could come up into your midst in one moment and consume you.  Now therefore, take off your ornaments, that I may know what to do to you.’”

Exo 33:6  So the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the desert4 mountain.

Exo 33:7  Moses took his tent and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the Tent of the Appointed Times.  And it came to pass that everyone who sought Jehovah went out to the Tent of the Appointed Times which was outside the camp.

Exo 33:8  So it was, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people rose, and each man stood at his tent door and watched Moses until he had gone into the tent.

Exo 33:9  And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tent, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tent, and He talked with Moses.

Exo 33:10  All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tent door, and all the people rose and worshipped, each man in his tent door.

Exo 33:11  So Jehovah spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.  And he would return to the camp, but his servant Jehoshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tent.

Exo 33:12  Then Moses said to Jehovah, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me.  Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’

Exo 33:13  “Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight.  And consider that this nation is Your people.”

Exo 33:14  And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Exo 33:15  Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.

Exo 33:16  “For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us?  So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”

Exo 33:17  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

Exo 33:18  And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”

Exo 33:19  Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the Name of Jehovah before you.  I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”1
Exo 33:20  But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me and live.”2

Exo 33:21  And Jehovah said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock.

Exo 33:22  “So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by.

Exo 33:23  “Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”

Exo 34:1  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke.

Exo 34:2  “So be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself to Me there on the top of the mountain.

Exo 34:3  “And no man shall come up with you, and let no man be seen throughout all the mountain; let neither flocks nor herds feed before that mountain.”

Exo 34:4  So he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones.  Then Moses rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as Jehovah had commanded him; and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone.

Exo 34:5  Then Jehovah descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the Name of Jehovah.

Exo 34:6  And Jehovah passed before him and proclaimed, “Jehovah, Jehovah God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth,

Exo 34:7  “keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”

Exo 34:8  So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

Exo 34:9  Then he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Jehovah, let Jehovah, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance.”

Exo 34:10  And He said: “Behold, I make a covenant.  Before all your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of Jehovah.  For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.

Exo 34:11  “Observe what I command you this day.  Behold, I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.

Exo 34:12  “Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst.

Exo 34:13  “But you shall destroy their altars, break their pillars, and cut down their groves,

Exo 34:14  ‘for you shall worship no other god, for Jehovah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God,

Exo 34:15  “lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they fornicate with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice,

Exo 34:16  “and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters fornicate with their gods and make your sons fornicate with their gods.

Exo 34:17  “You shall make no moulded gods for yourselves.

Exo 34:18  “The Feast of Unleavened Bread you shall keep.  Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the appointed time of the new moon of Abib; for in the new moon of Abib you came out from Egypt.

Exo 34:19  “All that open the womb are Mine, and every male firstborn among your livestock, whether ox or sheep.

Exo 34:20  “But the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb.  And if you will not redeem him, then you shall break his neck.  All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem.  And none shall appear before Me empty-handed.

Exo 34:21  “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.

Exo 34:22  “And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of the wheat harvest,1 and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end.

Exo 34:23  “Three times in the year all your men shall appear before Lord Jehovah, God of Israel.

Exo 34:24  “For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before Jehovah your God three times in the year.

Exo 34:25  “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven, nor shall the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover be left until morning.

Exo 34:26  “The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring to the House of Jehovah your God.  You shall not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.”

Exo 34:27  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Write these words, for according to these words from My mouth I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.”

Exo 34:28  So he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water.  And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Words.1

Exo 34:29  Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.

Exo 34:30  So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.

Exo 34:31  Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him; and Moses talked with them.

Exo 34:32  afterwards all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them as commands all that Jehovah had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.

Exo 34:33  And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

Exo 34:34  But whenever Moses went in before Jehovah to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded.

Exo 34:35  And whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.2

Exo 35:1  Then Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said to them, “These are the words which Jehovah has commanded you to do:

Exo 35:2  “Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh day shall be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of Sabbath observance to Jehovah.  Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.

Exo 35:3  “You shall kindle no fire throughout your dwellings on the Sabbath day.”

Exo 35:4  And Moses spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which Jehovah commanded, saying:

Exo 35:5  ‘Take from among you an offering to Jehovah.  Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as an offering to Jehovah: gold, silver, and bronze;

Exo 35:6  ‘blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen, and goats’ hair;

Exo 35:7  ‘ram skins dyed red, badger skins, and acacia wood;

Exo 35:8  ‘oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil and for the sweet incense;

Exo 35:9  ‘onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate.

Exo 35:10  ‘All who are gifted artisans among you shall come and make all that Jehovah has commanded:

Exo 35:11  ‘the tabernacle, its tent, its covering, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets;

Exo 35:12  ‘the ark and its poles, with the mercy seat, and the veil of the covering;

Exo 35:13  ‘the table and its poles, all its utensils, and the presentation bread;

Exo 35:14  ‘also the menorah for the light, its utensils, its lamps, and the oil for the light;

Exo 35:15  ‘the incense altar, its poles, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, and the screen for the door at the entrance of the tabernacle;

Exo 35:16  ‘the altar of burnt offering with its bronze grating, its poles, all its utensils, and the laver and its base;

Exo 35:17  ‘the hangings of the court, its pillars, their sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court;

Exo 35:18  ‘the pegs of the tabernacle, the pegs of the court, and their cords;

Exo 35:19  ‘the garments of service, for serving in the Holy; the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to serve as priests.’”

Exo 35:20  And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.

Exo 35:21  Then everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought Jehovah’s offering for the work of the tent of the appointed times, for all its service, and for the holy garments.

Exo 35:22  They came, both men and women, as many as had a willing heart, and brought earrings and nose rings, rings and necklaces, all jewelry of gold, that is, every man who offered an offering of gold to Jehovah.

Exo 35:23  And every man, with whom was found blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen, goats’ hair, red skins of rams, and badger skins, brought them.

Exo 35:24  Everyone who offered an offering of silver or bronze brought Jehovah’s offering.  And everyone with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it.

Exo 35:25  All the women who were gifted artisans spun yarn with their hands, and brought what they had spun, of blue, purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.

Exo 35:26  And all the women whose heart stirred with wisdom spun yarn of goats’ hair.

Exo 35:27  The rulers brought onyx stones, and the stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate,

Exo 35:28  and spices and oil for the light, for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.

Exo 35:29  The children of Israel brought a freewill offering to Jehovah, all the men and women whose hearts were willing to bring material for all kinds of work which Jehovah, by the hand of Moses, had commanded to be done.

Exo 35:30  And Moses said to the children of Israel, “See, Jehovah has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;

Exo 35:31  “and He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and understanding, in knowledge and all manner of workmanship,

Exo 35:32  “to design artistic works, to work in gold and silver and bronze,

Exo 35:33  “in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of artistic workmanship.

Exo 35:34  “And He has put in his heart the ability to teach, in him and Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.

Exo 35:35  “He has filled them with skill to do all manner of work of the engraver and the designer and the tapestry maker, in blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine linen, and of the weaver; those who do every work and those who design artistic works.

Exo 36:1  “And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom Jehovah has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that Jehovah has commanded.”

Exo 36:2  Then Moses called Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whose heart Jehovah had put wisdom, everyone whose heart was stirred, to come and do the work.

Exo 36:3  And they received from Moses all the offering which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of making the sanctuary.  So they continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning.

Exo 36:4  Then all the craftsmen who were doing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work he was doing,

Exo 36:5  and they spoke to Moses, saying, “The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which Jehovah commanded us to do.”

Exo 36:6  So Moses commanded and caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, “Let neither man nor woman do any more work for the offering of the sanctuary.” And the people were restrained from bringing,

Exo 36:7  for the material they had was sufficient for all the work to be done; indeed too much.

Exo 36:8  Then all the gifted artisans among them who worked on the tabernacle made ten curtains woven of fine linen, and of blue, purple and, scarlet thread; with artistic designs of cherubim they made them.

Exo 36:9  The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the curtains were all the same size.

Exo 36:10  And he coupled five curtains to one another, and the other five curtains he coupled to one another.

Exo 36:11  He made loops of blue yarn on the edge of the curtain on the selvedge of one set; likewise he did on the outer edge of the other curtain of the second set.

Exo 36:12  Fifty loops he made on one curtain, and fifty loops he made on the edge of the curtain on the end of the second set; the loops held one curtain to another.

Exo 36:13  And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains to one another with the clasps, that it might be one tabernacle.

Exo 36:14  He made curtains of goats’ hair for the tent over the tabernacle; he made eleven curtains.

Exo 36:15  The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; the eleven curtains were the same size.

Exo 36:16  He coupled five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves.

Exo 36:17  And he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost in one set, and fifty loops he made on the edge of the curtain of the second set.

Exo 36:18  He also made fifty bronze clasps to couple the tent together, that it might be one.

Exo 36:19  Then he made a covering for the tent of ram skins dyed red,1 and a covering of badger skins above.

Exo 36:20  For the tabernacle he made boards of acacia wood, standing upright.

Exo 36:21  The length of each board was ten cubits, and the width of each board a cubit and a half.

Exo 36:22  Each board had two tenons for binding one to another.  Thus he made for all the boards of the tabernacle.

Exo 36:23  And he made boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side.

Exo 36:24  Forty sockets of silver he made to go under the twenty boards: two sockets under each of the boards for its two tenons.

Exo 36:25  And for the other side of the tabernacle, the north side, he made twenty boards

Exo 36:26  and their forty sockets of silver: two sockets under each of the boards.

Exo 36:27  For the west side of the tabernacle he made six boards.

Exo 36:28  He also made two boards for the two back corners of the tabernacle.

Exo 36:29  And they were coupled at the bottom and coupled together at the top by one ring.  Thus he made both of them for the two corners.

Exo 36:30  So there were eight boards and their sockets; sixteen sockets of silver; two sockets under each of the boards.

Exo 36:31  And he made bars of acacia wood: five for the boards on one side of the tabernacle,

Exo 36:32  five bars for the boards on the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle on the far side westward.

Exo 36:33  And he made the middle bar to pass through the boards from one end to the other.

Exo 36:34  He overlaid the boards with gold, made their rings of gold to be holders for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

Exo 36:35  And he made a veil of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine worked linen; it was woven with an artistic design of cherubim.

Exo 36:36  He made for it four pillars of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold, with their hooks of gold; and he cast four sockets of silver for them.

Exo 36:37  He also made a screen for the tent door, made by a weaver of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen,

Exo 36:38  and its five pillars with their hooks.  And he overlaid their capitals and their rings with gold, but their five sockets were of bronze.

Exo 37:1  Then Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits was its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

Exo 37:2  He overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a moulding of gold all around it.

Exo 37:3  And he cast for it four rings of gold to be set in its four corners: two rings on one side, and two rings on the other side of it.

Exo 37:4  He made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.

Exo 37:5  And he put the poles into the rings at the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.

Exo 37:6  He also made the mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits was its length and a cubit and a half its width.

Exo 37:7  He made two cherubim of beaten gold; he made them of one piece at the two ends of the mercy seat:

Exo 37:8  one cherub at one end on this side, and the other cherub at the other end on that side.  He made the cherubim at the two ends of one piece with the mercy seat.

Exo 37:9  The cherubim spread out their wings above, and covered the mercy seat with their wings.  They faced one another; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.

Exo 37:10  He made the table of acacia wood; two cubits was its length, a cubit its width, and a cubit and a half its height.

Exo 37:11  And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made a moulding of gold all around it.

Exo 37:12  Also he made a frame of a handbreadth all around it, and made a moulding of gold for the frame all around it.

Exo 37:13  And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings on the four corners that were at its four legs.

Exo 37:14  The rings were close to the frame, as holders for the poles to bear the table.

Exo 37:15  And he made the poles of acacia wood to bear the table, and overlaid them with gold.

Exo 37:16  He made of pure gold the utensils which were on the table: its dishes, its cups, its bowls, and its pitchers for pouring.

Exo 37:17  He also made the menorah of pure gold; of hammered work he made the menorah.  Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and its flowers were of the same piece.

Exo 37:18  And six branches came out of its sides: three branches of the menorah out of one side, and three branches of the menorah out of the other side.

Exo 37:19  There were three bowls made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower, and three bowls made like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower; and so for the six branches coming out of the menorah.

Exo 37:20  And on the menorah itself were four bowls made like almond blossoms, each with its ornamental knob and flower.

Exo 37:21  There was a knob under the first two branches of the same, a knob under the second two branches of the same, and a knob under the third two branches of the same, according to the six branches extending from it.

Exo 37:22  Their knobs and their branches were of one piece; all of it was one hammered piece of pure gold.

Exo 37:23  And he made its seven lamps, its wick-trimmers, and its trays of pure gold.

Exo 37:24  Of a talent of pure gold he made it, with all its utensils.

Exo 37:25  He made the incense altar of acacia wood.  Its length was a cubit and its width a cubit; it was square; and two cubits was its height.  Its horns were of one piece with it.

Exo 37:26  And he overlaid it with pure gold: its top, its sides all around, and its horns.  He also made for it a moulding of gold all around it.

Exo 37:27  He made two rings of gold for it under its moulding, by its two corners on both sides, as holders for the poles with which to bear it.

Exo 37:28  And he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold.

Exo 37:29  He also made the holy anointing oil and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the perfumer.

Exo 38:1  He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood; five cubits was its length and five cubits its width; it was square; and its height was three cubits.

Exo 38:2  He made its horns on its four corners; the horns were of one piece with it.  And he overlaid it with bronze.

Exo 38:3  He made all the utensils for the altar: the pans, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the firepans; all its utensils he made of bronze.

Exo 38:4  And he made a grate of bronze network for the altar, under its rim, midway from the bottom.

Exo 38:5  He cast four rings for the four corners of the bronze grating, as holders for the poles.

Exo 38:6  And he made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with bronze.

Exo 38:7  Then he put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to bear it.  He made the altar hollow with boards.

Exo 38:8  He made the laver of bronze and its base of bronze, from the bronze mirrors of the serving women who assembled at the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Exo 38:9  Then he made the court on the south side; the hangings of the court were of fine woven linen, one hundred cubits long.

Exo 38:10  There were twenty pillars for them, with twenty bronze sockets.  The hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.

Exo 38:11  On the north side the hangings were one hundred cubits long, with twenty pillars and their twenty bronze sockets.  The hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.

Exo 38:12  And on the west side there were hangings of fifty cubits, with ten pillars and their ten sockets.  The hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.

Exo 38:13  For the east, facing sunrise, the hangings were fifty cubits.

Exo 38:14  The hangings of one side of the gate were fifteen cubits long, with their three pillars and their three sockets,

Exo 38:15  and the same for the other side of the court gate; on this side and that were hangings of fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and their three sockets.

Exo 38:16  All the hangings of the court all around were of fine woven linen.

Exo 38:17  The sockets for the pillars were of bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver, and the overlay of their capitals was of silver; and all the pillars of the court had bands of silver.

Exo 38:18  The screen for the gate of the court was woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen.  The length was twenty cubits, and the height along its width was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court.

Exo 38:19  And there were four pillars with their four sockets of bronze; their hooks were of silver, and the overlay of their capitals and their bands was of silver.

Exo 38:20  All the pegs of the tabernacle, and of the court all around, were of bronze.

Exo 38:21  This is the inventory of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the Testimony, which was counted according to the mouth of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest.

Exo 38:22  Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 38:23  And with him was Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer, a weaver of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine linen.

Exo 38:24  All the gold that was used in working the work of the Holy, that is, the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the Holy.

Exo 38:25  And the silver from those who were numbered of the congregation was one hundred talents and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary:

Exo 38:26  a bekah for each man (that is, half a shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary), for everyone included in the numbering from twenty years old and above, for six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty men.

Exo 38:27  And from the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary and the bases of the veil: one hundred sockets from the hundred talents, one talent for each socket.

Exo 38:28  Then from the one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, overlaid their capitals, and made bands for them.

Exo 38:29  The offering of bronze was seventy talents and two thousand four hundred shekels.

Exo 38:30  And with it he made the sockets for the door of the tent of the appointed times, the bronze altar, the bronze grating for it, and all the utensils for the altar,

Exo 38:31  the sockets for the court all around, the bases for the court gate, all the pegs for the tabernacle, and all the pegs for the court all around.

Exo 39:1  Of the blue, purple, and scarlet thread they made garments of service, for serving in the Holy, and made the holy garments for Aaron, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 39:2  He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen.

Exo 39:3  And they beat the gold into thin sheets and cut it into threads, to work it in with the blue, purple, and scarlet thread and the fine linen, into artistic designs.

Exo 39:4  They made shoulder straps for it to couple it together; it was coupled together at its two edges.

Exo 39:5  And the intricately woven band of his ephod that was on it was of the same workmanship, woven of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 39:6  And they set onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold; they were engraved, as signets are engraved, with the names of the sons of Israel.

Exo 39:7  He put them on the shoulders of the ephod, that they should be stones for a memorial for the sons of Israel, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 39:8  And he made the breastplate, artistically woven like the workmanship of the ephod, of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen.

Exo 39:9  They made the breastplate square by doubling it; a span was its length and a span its width when doubled.

Exo 39:10  And they set in it four rows of stones: a row with a sardius, a topaz, and an emerald was the first row;

Exo 39:11  the second row, a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;

Exo 39:12  the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst;

Exo 39:13  the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper.  They were enclosed in settings of gold in their mountings.

Exo 39:14  There were twelve stones according to the names of the sons of Israel: according to their names, engraved like a signet, each one with its own name according to the twelve tribes.

Exo 39:15  And they made chains for the breastplate at the ends, like braided cords of pure gold.

Exo 39:16  They also made two settings of gold and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

Exo 39:17  And they put the two braided chains of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate.

Exo 39:18  The two ends of the two braided chains they fastened in the two settings, and put them on the shoulder straps of the ephod in the front.

Exo 39:19  And they made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the edge of it, which was on the inward side of the ephod.

Exo 39:20  They made two other gold rings and put them on the two shoulder straps, underneath the ephod toward its front, right at the seam above the intricately woven band of the ephod.

Exo 39:21  And they bound the breastplate by means of its rings to the rings of the ephod with a blue cord, so that it would be above the intricately woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate would not come loose from the ephod, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 39:22  He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.

Exo 39:23  And there was an mouth in the middle of the robe, like the mouth in a coat of mail, with a woven binding all around the mouth, so that it would not tear.

Exo 39:24  They made on the hem of the robe pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet, and of fine woven linen.

Exo 39:25  And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates on the hem of the robe all around between the pomegranates:

Exo 39:26  a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, all around the hem of the robe to serve in, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 39:27  They made tunics, artistically woven of fine linen, for Aaron and his sons,

Exo 39:28  a turban of fine linen, exquisite hats of fine linen, short trousers of fine woven linen,

Exo 39:29  and a sash of fine woven linen with blue, purple, and scarlet thread, made by a weaver, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 39:30  Then they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote on it an inscription like the engraving of a signet: Holiness to Jehovah.

Exo 39:31  And they tied to it a blue cord, to fasten it above on the turban, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 39:32  Thus all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting was finished.  And the children of Israel did according to all that Jehovah had commanded Moses; so they did.

Exo 39:33  And they brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent and all its furnishings: its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets;

Exo 39:34  the covering of ram skins dyed red, the covering of badger skins, and the veil of the covering;

Exo 39:35  the ark of the Testimony with its poles, and the mercy seat;

Exo 39:36  the table, all its utensils, and the presentation bread;

Exo 39:37  the pure menorah with its lamps (the lamps set in order), all its utensils, and the oil for light;

Exo 39:38  the gold altar, the anointing oil, and the sweet incense; the screen for the tent door;

Exo 39:39  the bronze altar, its grate of bronze, its poles, and all its utensils; the laver with its base;

Exo 39:40  the hangings of the court, its pillars and its sockets, the screen for the court gate, its cords, and its pegs; all the utensils for the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of appointed times;

Exo 39:41  and the garments of service, to serve in the Holy: the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons’ garments, to serve as priests.

Exo 39:42  According to all that Jehovah had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work.

Exo 39:43  Then Moses looked over all the work, and indeed they had done it; as Jehovah had commanded, just so they had done it.  And Moses blessed them.

Exo 40:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Exo 40:2  “On the first day of the first new moon you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of appointed times.

Exo 40:3  “You shall put in it the ark of the Testimony, and partition off the ark with the veil.

Exo 40:4  “You shall bring in the table and arrange the things that are to be set in order on it; and you shall bring in the menorah and light its lamps.

Exo 40:5  “You shall also set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the Testimony, and put up the screen for the door of the tabernacle.

Exo 40:6  “Then you shall set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of appointed times.

Exo 40:7  “And you shall set the laver between the tent of the appointed times and the altar, and put water in it.

Exo 40:8  “You shall set up the court all around, and hang up the screen at the court gate.

Exo 40:9  “And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy.

Exo 40:10  “You shall anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar.  The altar shall be the Holy of Holies.

Exo 40:11  “And you shall anoint the laver and its base, and consecrate it.

Exo 40:12  “Then you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tent of the appointed times and wash them with water.

Exo 40:13  “You shall put the holy garments on Aaron, and anoint him and consecrate him, that he may serve Me as priest.

Exo 40:14  “And you shall bring his sons and clothe them with tunics.

Exo 40:15  “You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may serve Me as priests; for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”

Exo 40:16  Thus Moses did; according to all that Jehovah had commanded him, so he did.

Exo 40:17  And it came to pass in the first new moon of the second year, on the first day of the new moon, that the tabernacle was raised up.

Exo 40:18  So Moses raised up the tabernacle, fastened its sockets, set up its boards, put in its bars, and raised up its pillars.

Exo 40:19  And he spread out the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent on top of it, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 40:20  He took the Testimony and put it into the ark, inserted the poles through the rings of the ark, and put the mercy seat on top of the ark.

Exo 40:21  And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, hung up the veil of the covering, and partitioned off the ark of the Testimony, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 40:22  He put the table in the tent of the appointed times, on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil;

Exo 40:23  and he set the bread in order upon it before Jehovah, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 40:24  He put the menorah in the tent of the appointed times, across from the table, on the south side of the tabernacle;

Exo 40:25  and he lit the lamps before Jehovah, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 40:26  He put the gold altar in the tent of the appointed times in front of the veil;

Exo 40:27  and he burned sweet incense on it, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 40:28  He hung up the screen at the door of the tabernacle.

Exo 40:29  And he put the altar of burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of appointed times, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the grain offering, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 40:30  He set the laver between the tent of the appointed times and the altar, and put water there for washing;

Exo 40:31  and Moses, Aaron, and his sons would wash their hands and their feet with water from it.

Exo 40:32  Whenever they went into the tent of the appointed times, and when they came near the altar, they washed, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Exo 40:33  And he raised up the court all around the tabernacle and the altar, and hung up the screen of the court gate.  So Moses finished the work.

Exo 40:34  Then the cloud covered the tent of the appointed times, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle.

Exo 40:35  And Moses was not able to enter the tent of the appointed times, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle.

Exo 40:36  When the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys.

Exo 40:37  But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey until the day that it was taken up.

Exo 40:38  For the cloud of Jehovah was above the tabernacle by day, and fire was over it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

 

 

Leviticus

Lev 1:1  Now Jehovah called to Moses, and spoke to him from the tent of the appointed times, saying,

Lev 1:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When any one of you brings an offering to Jehovah, you shall bring your offering of the livestock; of the herd and of the flock.  

Lev 1:3  ‘If his offering is a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; he shall offer it of his own free will at the door of the tent of the appointed times before Jehovah.

Lev 1:4  ‘Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Lev 1:5  ‘He shall kill the bull before Jehovah; and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar that is by the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 1:6  ‘And he shall skin the burnt offering and cut it into its pieces.

Lev 1:7  ‘The sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar, and lay the wood in order on the fire.

Lev 1:8  ‘Then the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat in order on the wood that is on the fire upon the altar;

Lev 1:9  ‘but he shall wash its entrails and its legs with water.  And the priest shall burn all on the altar as a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Lev 1:10  ‘And if his offering is of the flocks; of the sheep or of the goats; as a burnt sacrifice, he shall bring a male without blemish.

Lev 1:11  ‘He shall kill it on the north side of the altar before Jehovah; and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall sprinkle its blood all around on the altar.

Lev 1:12  ‘And he shall cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat; and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire upon the altar;

Lev 1:13  ‘but he shall wash the entrails and the legs with water.  And the priest shall bring it all and burn it on the altar; it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Lev 1:14  ‘And if the burnt sacrifice of his offering to Jehovah is of flying creatures, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or young pigeons.

Lev 1:15  ‘The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out at the side of the altar.

Lev 1:16  ‘And he shall remove its crop with its feathers and cast it beside the altar on the east side, into the place for ashes.

Lev 1:17  ‘Then he shall split it at its wings, but shall not divide it completely; and the priest shall burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire.  It is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Lev 2:1  ‘When a soul offers a grain offering to Jehovah, his offering shall be of fine flour.  And he shall pour oil on it, and put frankincense on it.

Lev 2:2  ‘He shall bring it to Aaron’s sons, the priests, one of whom shall take from it his handful of fine flour and oil with all the frankincense.  And the priest shall burn it as a memorial on the altar, an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Lev 2:3  ‘The rest of the grain offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’.  It is a most Holy offering of the offerings to Jehovah made by fire.

Lev 2:4  ‘And if you bring as an offering a grain offering baked in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

Lev 2:5  ‘But if your offering is a grain offering baked in a pan, it shall be of fine flour, unleavened, mixed with oil.

Lev 2:6  ‘You shall break it in pieces and pour oil on it; it is a grain offering.

Lev 2:7  ‘And if your offering is a grain offering baked in a covered pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.

Lev 2:8  ‘You shall bring the grain offering that is made of these things to Jehovah.  And when it is presented to the priest, he shall bring it to the altar.

Lev 2:9  ‘Then the priest shall take from the grain offering a memorial portion, and burn it on the altar.  It is an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Lev 2:10  ‘And what is left of the grain offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’.  It is the most Holy offering of the offerings to Jehovah made by fire.

Lev 2:11  ‘No grain offering which you bring to Jehovah shall be made with leaven, for you shall burn no leaven nor any honey in any offering to Jehovah made by fire.

Lev 2:12  ‘As for the offering of the firsts, you shall offer them to Jehovah, but they shall not be burned on the altar for a sweet aroma.

Lev 2:13  ‘And every offering of your grain offering you shall season with salt; you shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering.  With all your offerings you shall offer salt.1

Lev 2:14  ‘If you offer a grain offering of your firstfruits to Jehovah, you shall offer for the grain offering of your firstfruits green heads of grain roasted on the fire, grain beaten from full heads.

Lev 2:15  ‘And you shall put oil on it, and lay frankincense on it.  It is a grain offering.

Lev 2:16  ‘Then the priest shall burn the memorial portion: part of its beaten grain and part of its oil, with all the frankincense, as an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Lev 3:1  ‘When his offering is a sacrifice of a peace offering, if he offers it of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before Jehovah.

Lev 3:2  ‘And he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tent of the appointed times; and Aaron’s sons, the priests, shall sprinkle the blood all around on the altar.

Lev 3:3  ‘Then he shall offer from the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire to Jehovah.  The fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails,

Lev 3:4  ‘the two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver above the kidneys, he shall remove;

Lev 3:5  ‘and Aaron’s sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which is on the wood that is on the fire, as an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Lev 3:6  ‘If his offering as a sacrifice of a peace offering to Jehovah is of the flock, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.

Lev 3:7  ‘If he offers a lamb as his offering, then he shall offer it before Jehovah.

Lev 3:8  ‘And he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and kill it before the tent of the appointed times; and Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle its blood all around on the altar.

Lev 3:9  ‘Then he shall offer from the sacrifice of the peace offering, as an offering made by fire to Jehovah, its fat and the whole fat tail which he shall remove close to the backbone.  And the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails,

Lev 3:10  ‘the two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver above the kidneys, he shall remove;

Lev 3:11  ‘and the priest shall burn them on the altar as food, an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Lev 3:12  ‘And if his offering is a goat, then he shall offer it before Jehovah.

Lev 3:13  ‘He shall lay his hand on its head and kill it before the tent of the appointed times; and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle its blood all around on the altar.

Lev 3:14  ‘Then he shall offer from it his offering, as an offering made by fire to Jehovah.  The fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails,

Lev 3:15  ‘the two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver above the kidneys, he shall remove;

Lev 3:16  ‘and the priest shall burn them on the altar as food, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma; all the fat is Jehovah’s.

Lev 3:17  ‘This shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings: you shall eat neither fat nor blood.’”

Lev 4:1  Now Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 4:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If a soul sins unintentionally against any of the commandments of Jehovah in anything which ought not to be done, and does any of them,

Lev 4:3  ‘if the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, then let him offer to Jehovah for his sin which he has sinned a young bull without blemish as a sin offering.

Lev 4:4  ‘He shall bring the bull to the door of the tent of the appointed times before Jehovah, lay his hand on the bull’s head, and kill the bull before Jehovah.

Lev 4:5  ‘Then the anointed priest shall take some of the bull’s blood and bring it to the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 4:6  ‘The priest shall immerse his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before Jehovah, in front of the veil of the sanctuary.

Lev 4:7  ‘And the priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of sweet incense before Jehovah, which is in the tent of the appointed times; and he shall pour the remaining blood of the bull at the base of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 4:8  ‘He shall take from it all the fat of the bull as the sin offering.  The fat that covers the entrails and all the fat which is on the entrails,

Lev 4:9  ‘the two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver above the kidneys, he shall remove,

Lev 4:10  ‘as it was taken from the bull of the sacrifice of the peace offering; and the priest shall burn them on the altar of the burnt offering.

Lev 4:11  ‘But the bull’s hide and all its flesh, with its head and legs, its entrails and offal;

Lev 4:12  ‘the whole bull he shall carry outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire; where the ashes are poured out it shall be burned.

Lev 4:13  ‘Now if the whole congregation of Israel sins unintentionally, and the word is hidden from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done something against any of the commandments of Jehovah in anything which should not be done, and are guilty;

Lev 4:14  ‘when the sin which they have committed becomes known, then the assembly shall offer a young bull for the sin, and bring it before the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 4:15  ‘And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands on the head of the bull before Jehovah.  Then the bull shall be killed before Jehovah.

Lev 4:16  ‘The anointed priest shall bring some of the bull’s blood to the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 4:17  ‘Then the priest shall immerse his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before Jehovah, in front of the veil.

Lev 4:18  ‘And he shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar which is before Jehovah, which is in the tent of the appointed times; and he shall pour the remaining blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering, which is at the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 4:19  ‘He shall take all the fat from it and burn it on the altar.

Lev 4:20  ‘And he shall do with the bull as he did with the bull as a sin offering; thus he shall do with it.  So the priest shall make atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them.

Lev 4:21  ‘Then he shall carry the bull outside the camp, and burn it as he burned the first bull.  It is a sin offering for the assembly.

Lev 4:22  ‘When a ruler has sinned, and done something unintentionally against any of the commandments of Jehovah his God in anything which should not be done, and is guilty,

Lev 4:23  ‘or if his sin which he has committed comes to his knowledge, he shall bring as his offering a kid of the goats, a male without blemish.

Lev 4:24  ‘And he shall lay his hand on the head of the goat, and kill it at the place where they kill the burnt offering before Jehovah.  It is a sin offering.

Lev 4:25  ‘The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and pour its blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering.

Lev 4:26  ‘And he shall burn all its fat on the altar, like the fat of the sacrifice of the peace offering.  So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev 4:27  ‘If any soul of the common people sins unintentionally by doing something against any of the commandments of Jehovah in anything which ought not to be done, and is guilty,

Lev 4:28  ‘or if his sin which he has committed comes to his knowledge, then he shall bring as his offering a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has committed.

Lev 4:29  ‘And he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering, and kill the sin offering at the place of the burnt offering.

Lev 4:30  ‘Then the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and pour all the remaining blood at the base of the altar.

Lev 4:31  ‘He shall remove all its fat, as fat is removed from the sacrifice of the peace offering; and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a sweet aroma to Jehovah.  So the priest shall make atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev 4:32  ‘If he brings a lamb as his sin offering, he shall bring a female without blemish.

Lev 4:33  ‘Then he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering, and kill it as a sin offering at the place where they kill the burnt offering.

Lev 4:34  ‘The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger, put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and pour all the remaining blood at the base of the altar.

Lev 4:35  ‘He shall remove all its fat, as the fat of the lamb is removed from the sacrifice of the peace offering.  Then the priest shall burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire to Jehovah.  So the priest shall make atonement for his sin that he has committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev 5:1  ‘If a soul sins in hearing the utterance of an oath, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of the matter; if he does not tell it, he bears guilt.

Lev 5:2  ‘Or if a soul touches any unclean thing, whether it is the carcass of an unclean beast, or the carcass of unclean livestock, or the carcass of unclean swarming things, and it is hidden from him, he also shall be unclean and guilty.

Lev 5:3  ‘Or if he touches human uncleanness, whatever sort of uncleanness it is with which a man may become unclean, and it is hidden from him; when he realizes it, then he shall be guilty.

Lev 5:4  ‘Or if a soul swears, speaking with his lips to do evil or to do good, whatever it is that a man may pronounce by an oath, and it is hidden from him; when he realizes it, then he shall be guilty in any of these matters.

Lev 5:5  ‘And it shall be, when he is guilty in any of these matters, that he shall confess that he has sinned in that thing;

Lev 5:6  ‘and he shall bring his trespass offering to Jehovah for his sin which he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats as a sin offering.  So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin.

Lev 5:7  ‘If he is not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring to Jehovah, for his trespass which he has committed, two turtledoves or two young pigeons: one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering.

Lev 5:8  ‘And he shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off its head from its neck, but shall not divide it completely.

Lev 5:9  ‘Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on 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.

Lev 5:10  ‘And he shall offer the second as a burnt offering according to the judgement.  So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf for his sin which he has committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev 5:11  ‘But if he is not able to bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then he who sinned shall bring for his offering one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a sin offering.  He shall put no oil on it, nor shall he put any frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.

Lev 5:12  ‘Then he shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it as a memorial portion, and burn it on the altar according to the offerings made by fire to Jehovah.  It is a sin offering.

Lev 5:13  ‘The priest shall make atonement for him, for his sin that he has sinned in any of these matters; and it shall be forgiven him.  The rest shall be the priest’s as a grain offering.’”

Lev 5:14  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Lev 5:15  “If a soul commits a trespass, and sins unintentionally in regard to the holy things of Jehovah, then he shall bring to Jehovah as his trespass offering a ram without blemish from the flocks, with your valuation in shekels of silver according to the shekel of the sanctuary, as a trespass offering.

Lev 5:16  “And he shall make restitution for the harm that he has done in regard to the holy thing, and shall add one-fifth to it and give it to the priest.  So the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev 5:17  “If a soul sins, and commits any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of Jehovah, though he does not know it, yet he is guilty and shall bear his iniquity.

Lev 5:18  “And he shall bring to the priest a ram without blemish from the flock, with your valuation, as a trespass offering.  So the priest shall make atonement for him regarding his ignorance in which he erred and did not know it, and it shall be forgiven him.

Lev 5:19  “It is a trespass offering; he has certainly trespassed against Jehovah.”

Lev 6:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Lev 6:2  “If a soul sins and commits a trespass against Jehovah by lying to his neighbour about what was delivered to him for safekeeping, or about a pledge, or about a robbery, or if he has extorted from his neighbour,

Lev 6:3  “or if he has found what was lost and lies concerning it, and swears falsely; in any one of these things that a man may do in which he sins:

Lev 6:4  “then it shall be, because he has sinned and is guilty, that he shall restore what he has stolen, or the thing which he has extorted, or what was delivered to him for safekeeping, or the lost thing which he found,

Lev 6:5  “or all that about which he has sworn falsely.  He shall restore its full value, add one-fifth more to it, and give it to whomever it belongs, on the day of his trespass offering.

Lev 6:6  “And he shall bring his trespass offering to Jehovah, a ram without blemish from the flock, with your valuation, as a trespass offering, to the priest.

Lev 6:7  “So the priest shall make atonement for him before Jehovah, and he shall be forgiven for any one of these things that he may have done in which he trespasses.”

Lev 6:8  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 6:9  “Command Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the Instruction of the burnt offering: The burnt offering shall be on the hearth upon the altar all night until morning, and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it.

Lev 6:10  ‘And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen trousers he shall put on his body, and take up the ashes of the burnt offering which the fire has consumed on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.

Lev 6:11  ‘Then he shall take off his garments, put on other garments, and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.

Lev 6:12  ‘And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not be put out.  And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order on it; and he shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.

Lev 6:13  ‘A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out.

Lev 6:14  ‘This is the Instruction of the grain offering: The sons of Aaron shall offer it on the altar before Jehovah.

Lev 6:15  ‘He shall take from it his handful of the fine flour of the grain offering, with its oil, and all the frankincense which is on the grain offering, and shall burn it on the altar for a sweet aroma, as a memorial to Jehovah.

Lev 6:16  ‘And the remainder of it Aaron and his sons shall eat; with unleavened bread it shall be eaten in a sacred place; in the court of the tent of the appointed times they shall eat it.

Lev 6:17  ‘It shall not be baked with leaven.  I have given it to them as their portion of My offerings made by fire; it is most Holy, like the sin offering and the trespass offering.

Lev 6:18  ‘All the males among the children of Aaron may eat it.  It shall be a statute forever in your generations concerning the offerings made by fire to Jehovah.  Everyone who touches them must be holy.’”

Lev 6:19  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 6:20  “This is the offering of Aaron and his sons, which they shall offer to Jehovah, beginning on the day when he is anointed: one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a daily grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it at night.

Lev 6:21  “It shall be made in a pan with oil.  When it is well mixed, you shall bring it in.  And the baked pieces of the grain offering you shall offer for a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Lev 6:22  “The priest from among his sons, who is anointed in his place, shall offer it.  It is a statute forever to Jehovah.  It shall be wholly burned.

Lev 6:23  “For every grain offering for the priest shall be wholly burned.  It shall not be eaten.”

Lev 6:24  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 6:25  “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘This is the Instruction of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed, the sin offering shall be killed before Jehovah.  It is most Holy.

Lev 6:26  ‘The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it.  In a sacred place it shall be eaten, in the court of the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 6:27  ‘Everyone who touches its flesh must be consecrated.  And when its blood is sprinkled on any garment, you shall wash that on which it was sprinkled, in a sacred place.

Lev 6:28  ‘But the earthen vessel in which it is cooked shall be broken.  And if it is cooked in a bronze pot, it shall be both scoured and rinsed in water.

Lev 6:29  ‘All the males among the priests may eat it.  It is most Holy.

Lev 6:30  ‘But no sin offering from which any of the blood is brought into the tent of the appointed times, to make atonement in the Holy, shall be eaten.  It shall be burned in the fire.

Lev 7:1  ‘Likewise this is the Instruction of the trespass offering.  It is most Holy:

Lev 7:2  ‘In the place where they kill the burnt offering they shall kill the trespass offering.  And its blood he shall sprinkle all around on the altar.

Lev 7:3  ‘And he shall offer from it all its fat.  The fat tail and the fat that covers the entrails,

Lev 7:4  ‘the two kidneys and the fat that is on them by the flanks, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver above the kidneys, he shall remove;

Lev 7:5  ‘and the priest shall burn them on the altar as an offering made by fire to Jehovah.  It is a trespass offering.

Lev 7:6  ‘Every male among the priests may eat it.  It shall be eaten in a sacred place.  It is most Holy.

Lev 7:7  ‘The trespass offering is like the sin offering; there is one Instruction for them both: the priest who makes atonement with it shall have it.

Lev 7:8  ‘And the priest who offers anyone’s burnt offering, that priest shall have for himself the skin of the burnt offering which he has offered.

Lev 7:9  ‘Also every grain offering that is baked in the oven and all that is prepared in the covered pan, or in a pan, shall be the priest’s who offers it.

Lev 7:10  ‘Every grain offering mixed with oil, or dry, shall belong to all the sons of Aaron, to one as much as the other.

Lev 7:11  ‘This is the Instruction of the sacrifice of peace offerings which he shall offer to Jehovah:

Lev 7:12  ‘If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer, with the sacrifice of thanksgiving, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, or cakes of finely blended flour mixed with oil.

Lev 7:13  ‘Besides the cakes, as his offering he shall offer leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offering.

Lev 7:14  ‘And from it he shall offer one cake from each offering as a heave offering to Jehovah.  It shall belong to the priest who sprinkles the blood of the peace offering.

Lev 7:15  ‘The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offering for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day it is offered.  He shall not leave any of it until morning.

Lev 7:16  ‘But if the sacrifice of his offering is a vow or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offers his sacrifice; but on the next day the remainder of it also may be eaten;

Lev 7:17  ‘the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day must be burned with fire.

Lev 7:18  ‘And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offering is eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, nor shall it be imputed to him; it shall be an abomination to him who offers it, and the soul who eats of it shall bear guilt.

Lev 7:19  ‘The flesh that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten.  It shall be burned with fire.  And as for the clean flesh, all who are clean may eat of it.

Lev 7:20  ‘But the soul who eats the flesh of the sacrifice of the peace offering that belongs to Jehovah, while he is unclean, that soul shall be cut off from his people.

Lev 7:21  ‘Moreover the soul who touches any unclean thing, such as human uncleanness, any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and who eats the flesh of the sacrifice of the peace offering that belongs to Jehovah, that soul shall be cut off from his people.’”1

Lev 7:22  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 7:23  “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘You shall not eat any fat, of ox or sheep or goat.

Lev 7:24  ‘And the fat of a carcase, and the fat of what is torn by wild animals, may be used in any other way; but you shall by no means eat it.

Lev 7:25  ‘For whoever eats the fat of the beast of which men offer an offering made by fire to Jehovah, the soul who eats it shall be cut off from his people.

Lev 7:26  ‘Moreover you shall not eat any blood in any of your dwellings, whether of flying creature or beast.

Lev 7:27  ‘Whoever eats any blood, that soul shall be cut off from his people.’”

Lev 7:28  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 7:29  “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘He who offers the sacrifice of his peace offering to Jehovah shall bring his offering to Jehovah from the sacrifice of his peace offering.

Lev 7:30  ‘His own hands shall bring the offerings made by fire to Jehovah.  The fat with the breast he shall bring, that the breast may be waved as a wave offering before Jehovah.

Lev 7:31  ‘And the priest shall burn the fat on the altar, but the breast shall be Aaron’s and his sons.’

Lev 7:32  ‘Also the right thigh you shall give to the priest as a heave offering from the sacrifices of your peace offerings.

Lev 7:33  ‘He among the sons of Aaron, who offers the blood of the peace offering, and the fat, shall have the right thigh for his part.

Lev 7:34  ‘For the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering I have taken from the children of Israel, from the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and I have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons from the children of Israel by a statute forever.’”

Lev 7:35  This is the consecrated portion for Aaron and his sons, from the offerings made by fire to Jehovah, on the day when Moses presented them to serve Jehovah as priests.

Lev 7:36  Jehovah commanded this to be given to them by the children of Israel, on the day that He anointed them, by a statute forever throughout their generations.

Lev 7:37  These are the Instructions of the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering, the trespass offering, the consecrations, and the sacrifice of the peace offering,

Lev 7:38  which Jehovah commanded Moses on Mount Sinai, on the day when He commanded the children of Israel to offer their offerings to Jehovah in the Wilderness of Sinai.

Lev 8:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Lev 8:2  “Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, the anointing oil, a bull as the sin offering, two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;

Lev 8:3  “and gather all the congregation together at the door of the tent of the appointed times.”

Lev 8:4  So Moses did as Jehovah commanded him.  And the assembly was gathered together at the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 8:5  And Moses said to the congregation, “This is what Jehovah commanded to be done.”

Lev 8:6  Then Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water.

Lev 8:7  And he put the tunic on him, girded him with the sash, clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod on him; and he girded him with the intricately woven band of the ephod, and with it tied the ephod on him.

Lev 8:8  Then he put the breastplate on him, and he put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastplate.

Lev 8:9  And he put the turban on his head.  Also on the turban, on its front, he put the golden plate, the holy crown, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Lev 8:10  Then Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and sanctified them.

Lev 8:11  He sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times, anointed the altar and all its utensils, and the laver and its base, to sanctify them.

Lev 8:12  And he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed him, to sanctify him.

Lev 8:13  Then Moses brought Aaron’s sons and put tunics on them, girded them with sashes, and put hats on them, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Lev 8:14  And he brought the bull for the sin offering.  Then Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull for the sin offering,

Lev 8:15  and Moses killed it.  Then he took the blood, and put some on the horns of the altar all around with his finger, and purified the altar; and he poured the blood at the base of the altar, and sanctified it, to make atonement for it.

Lev 8:16  Then he took all the fat that was on the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, and the two kidneys with their fat, and Moses burned them on the altar.

Lev 8:17  But the bull, its hide, its flesh, and its offal, he burned with fire outside the camp, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Lev 8:18  Then he brought the ram as the burnt offering.  And Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram,

Lev 8:19  and Moses killed it.  Then he sprinkled the blood all around on the altar.

Lev 8:20  And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burned the head, the pieces, and the fat.

Lev 8:21  Then he washed the entrails and the legs in water.  And Moses burned the whole ram on the altar.  It was a burnt sacrifice for a sweet aroma, and an offering made by fire to Jehovah, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Lev 8:22  And he brought the second ram, the ram of consecration.  Then Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram,

Lev 8:23  and Moses killed it.  And he took some of its blood and put it on the tip of Aaron’s right ear, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.

Lev 8:24  Then he brought Aaron’s sons.  And Moses put some of the blood on the tips of their right ears, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet.  And Moses sprinkled the blood all around on the altar.

Lev 8:25  Then he took the fat and the fat tail, all the fat that was on the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and their fat, and the right thigh;

Lev 8:26  and from the basket of unleavened bread that was before Jehovah he took one unleavened cake, a cake of bread anointed with oil, and one wafer, and put them on the fat and on the right thigh;

Lev 8:27  and he put all these in Aaron’s hands and in his sons’ hands, and waved them as a wave offering before Jehovah.

Lev 8:28  Then Moses took them from their hands and burned them on the altar, on the burnt offering.  They were consecration offerings for a sweet aroma.  That was an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Lev 8:29  And Moses took the breast and waved it as a wave offering before Jehovah.  It was Moses’ part of the ram of consecration, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Lev 8:30  Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the altar, and sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him; and he sanctified Aaron, his garments, his sons, and the garments of his sons with him.

Lev 8:31  And Moses said to Aaron and his sons, “Cook the flesh at the door of the tent of the appointed times, and eat it there with the bread that is in the basket of consecration offerings, as I commanded, saying, ‘Aaron and his sons shall eat it.’

Lev 8:32  “What remains of the flesh and of the bread you shall burn with fire.

Lev 8:33  “And you shall not go outside the door of the tent of the appointed times for seven days, until the days of your consecration are ended.  For seven days he shall consecrate you.

Lev 8:34  “As he has done this day, so Jehovah has commanded to do, to make atonement for you.

Lev 8:35  “Therefore you shall abide at the door of the tent of the appointed times day and night for seven days, and keep the charge of Jehovah, so that you may not die; for so I have been commanded.”

Lev 8:36  So Aaron and his sons did all the things that Jehovah had commanded by the hand of Moses.

Lev 9:1  It came to pass on the eighth day that Moses called Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel.

Lev 9:2  And he said to Aaron, “Take for yourself a young bull as a sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them before Jehovah.

Lev 9:3  “And to the children of Israel you shall speak, saying, ‘Take a kid of the goats as a sin offering, and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering,

Lev 9:4  ‘also a bull and a ram as peace offerings, to sacrifice before Jehovah, and a grain offering mixed with oil; for today Jehovah will appear to you.’”

Lev 9:5  So they brought what Moses commanded before the tent of the appointed times.  And all the congregation drew near and stood before Jehovah.

Lev 9:6  Then Moses said, “This is the thing which Jehovah commanded you to do, and the glory of Jehovah will appear to you.”

Lev 9:7  And Moses said to Aaron, “Go to the altar, offer your sin offering and your burnt offering, and make atonement for yourself and for the people.  Offer the offering of the people, and make atonement for them, as Jehovah commanded.”

Lev 9:8  Aaron therefore went to the altar and killed the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.

Lev 9:9  Then the sons of Aaron brought the blood to him.  And he immersed his finger in the blood, put it on the horns of the altar, and poured the blood at the base of the altar.

Lev 9:10  But the fat, the kidneys, and the fatty lobe from the liver of the sin offering he burned on the altar, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

Lev 9:11  The flesh and the hide he burned with fire outside the camp.

Lev 9:12  And he killed the burnt offering; and Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled all around on the altar.

Lev 9:13  Then they presented the burnt offering to him, with its pieces and head, and he burned them on the altar.

Lev 9:14  And he washed the entrails and the legs, and burned them with the burnt offering on the altar.

Lev 9:15  Then he brought the people’s offering, and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and killed it and offered it for sin, like the first one.

Lev 9:16  And he brought the burnt offering and offered it according to the judgements.

Lev 9:17  Then he brought the grain offering, took a handful of it, and burned it on the altar, besides the burnt sacrifice of the morning.

Lev 9:18  He also killed the bull and the ram as sacrifices of peace offerings, which were for the people.  And Aaron’s sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled all around on the altar,

Lev 9:19  and the fat from the bull and the ram; the fatty tail, what covers the entrails and the kidneys, and the fatty lobe attached to the liver;

Lev 9:20  and they put the fat on the breasts.  Then he burned the fat on the altar;

Lev 9:21  but the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved as a wave offering before Jehovah, as Moses had commanded.

Lev 9:22  Then Aaron lifted his hand toward the people, blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering, the burnt offering, and peace offerings.

Lev 9:23  And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of the appointed times, and came out and blessed the people.  Then the glory of Jehovah appeared to all the people,

Lev 9:24  and fire came out from before Jehovah and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar.  When all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces.

Lev 10:1  Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before Jehovah, which He had not commanded them.

Lev 10:2  So fire went out from Jehovah and devoured them, and they died before Jehovah.

Lev 10:3  Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what Jehovah spoke, saying: ‘By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; and before all the people I must be glorified.’” So Aaron held his peace.

Lev 10:4  And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, “Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp.”

Lev 10:5  So they went near and carried them by their tunics out of the camp, as Moses had said.

Lev 10:6  And Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons, “Do not uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, lest you die, and wrath come upon all the people.  But let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which Jehovah has kindled.

Lev 10:7  “You shall not go out from the door of the tent of the appointed times, lest you die, for the anointing oil of Jehovah is upon you.” And they did according to the word of Moses.

Lev 10:8  Then Jehovah spoke to Aaron, saying:

Lev 10:9  “Do not drink wine or intoxicating drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tent of the appointed times, lest you die.  It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations,

Lev 10:10  “that you may distinguish between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean,

Lev 10:11  “and that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which Jehovah has spoken to them by the hand of Moses.”

Lev 10:12  Then Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons who were left: “Take the grain offering that remains of the offerings made by fire to Jehovah, and eat it without leaven beside the altar; for it is most Holy.

Lev 10:13  “And you shall eat it in a sacred place, because it is a statute for you and a statute for your sons, of the sacrifices made by fire to Jehovah; for so I have been commanded.

Lev 10:14  “The breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering you shall eat in a clean place, you, your sons, and your daughters with you; for it is a statute for you and a statute for your sons, which are given from the sacrifices of peace offerings of the children of Israel.

Lev 10:15  “The thigh of the heave offering and the breast of the wave offering they shall bring with the offerings of fat made by fire, to offer as a wave offering before Jehovah.  And it shall be yours and your sons with you, by a statute forever, as Jehovah has commanded.”

Lev 10:16  Then Moses diligently made inquiry about the goat of the sin offering, and there it was, burned up.  And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left, saying,

Lev 10:17  “Why have you not eaten the sin offering in a sanctified place, since it is most Holy, and God has given it to you to bear the guilt of the congregation, to make atonement for them before Jehovah?

Lev 10:18  “See!  Its blood was not brought inside the Holy; indeed you should have eaten it in a sanctified1 place, as I commanded.”

Lev 10:19  And Aaron said to Moses, “Look, this day they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before Jehovah, and such things have befallen me!  If I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been accepted in the sight of Jehovah?”

Lev 10:20  So when Moses heard that, he was content.

Lev 11:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them,

Lev 11:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘These are the animals which you may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth:

Lev 11:3  ‘Among the beasts, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud; that you may eat.

Lev 11:4  ‘Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you;

Lev 11:5  ‘the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you;

Lev 11:6  ‘the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you;

Lev 11:7  ‘and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you.

Lev 11:8  ‘Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch.  They are unclean to you.

Lev 11:9  ‘These you may eat of all that are in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers; that you may eat.

Lev 11:10  ‘But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living soul which is in the water, they are an abomination to you.

Lev 11:11  ‘They shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination.

Lev 11:12  ‘Whatever in the water does not have fins or scales; that shall be an abomination to you.

Lev 11:13  ‘And these you shall regard as an abomination among the flying creatures; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard,

Lev 11:14  ‘the kite, and the falcon after its kind;

Lev 11:15  ‘every raven after its kind,

Lev 11:16  ‘the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the seagull, and the hawk after its kind;

Lev 11:17  ‘the little owl, the fisher owl, and the screech owl;

Lev 11:18  ‘the white owl, the jackdaw, and the carrion vulture;

Lev 11:19  ‘the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.1

Lev 11:20  ‘All flying creatures that swarm on all fours shall be an abomination to you.

Lev 11:21  ‘Yet these you may eat of every flying creature that swarms on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth.

Lev 11:22  ‘These you may eat: the locust after its kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.

Lev 11:23  ‘But all other flying creatures which swarm and have four feet shall be an abomination to you.

Lev 11:24  ‘By these you shall become unclean; whoever touches the carcass of any of them shall be unclean until evening;

Lev 11:25  ‘whoever carries part of the carcass of any of them shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening:

Lev 11:26  ‘The carcass of any beast which divides the foot, but is not cloven-hoofed or does not chew the cud, is unclean to you.  Everyone who touches it shall be unclean.

Lev 11:27  ‘And whatever goes on its paws, among all kinds of animals that go on all fours, those are unclean to you.  Whoever touches any such carcass shall be unclean until evening.

Lev 11:28  ‘Whoever carries any such carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.  It is unclean to you.

Lev 11:29  ‘These also shall be unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and the large lizard after its kind;

Lev 11:30  ‘the gecko, the monitor lizard, the sand reptile, the sand lizard, and the chameleon.

Lev 11:31  ‘These are unclean to you among all that swarm.  Whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until evening.

Lev 11:32  ‘Anything on which any of them falls, when they are dead shall be unclean, whether it is any item of wood or clothing or skin or sack, whatever item it is, in which any work is done, it must be put in water.  And it shall be unclean until evening; then it shall be clean.

Lev 11:33  ‘Any earthen vessel into which any of them falls you shall break; and whatever is in it shall be unclean:

Lev 11:34  ‘in such a vessel, any edible food upon which water falls becomes unclean, and any drink that may be drunk from it becomes unclean.

Lev 11:35  ‘And everything on which a part of any such carcass falls shall be unclean; whether it is an oven or cooking stove, it shall be broken down; for they are unclean, and shall be unclean to you.

Lev 11:36  ‘Nevertheless a spring or a cistern, in which there is plenty of water, shall be clean, but whatever touches any such carcass becomes unclean.

Lev 11:37  ‘And if a part of any such carcass falls on any planting seed which is to be sown, it remains clean.

Lev 11:38  ‘But if any water is put on the seed, and if a part of any such carcass falls on it, it becomes unclean to you.

Lev 11:39  ‘And if any beast which you may eat dies, he who touches its carcass shall be unclean until evening.

Lev 11:40  ‘He who eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.  He also who carries its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.

Lev 11:41  ‘And every swarming thing that swarms on the earth shall be an abomination.  It shall not be eaten.

Lev 11:42  ‘Whatever crawls on its belly, whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet among all swarming things that swarm on the earth; these you shall not eat, for they are an abomination.

Lev 11:43  ‘You shall not make your souls abominable with any swarming thing that swarms; nor shall you make your souls unclean with them, lest you be defiled by them.

Lev 11:44  ‘For I am Jehovah your God.  You shall therefore sanctify your souls, and you shall be sacred; for I am sacred.  Nor shall you make your souls unclean with any swarming thing that swarms on the earth.

Lev 11:45  ‘For I am Jehovah who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God.  You shall therefore be sacred, for I am sacred.1

Lev 11:46  ‘These are the Instructions of the beasts and the flying creatures and every living soul that moves in the waters, and of every living soul that swarms on the earth,

Lev 11:47  ‘To distinguish between the unclean and the clean, and between the animal that may be eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.’”

Lev 12:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 12:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If a woman has conceived, and borne a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of her menstrual infirmity she shall be unclean.

Lev 12:3  ‘And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

Lev 12:4  ‘She shall then continue in the blood of her purification thirty-three days.  She shall not touch any hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary until the days of her purification are fulfilled.

Lev 12:5  ‘But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her impurity, and she shall continue in the blood of her purification sixty-six days.

Lev 12:6  ‘When the days of her purification are fulfilled, whether for a son or a daughter, she shall bring to the priest a lamb of the first year as a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove as a sin offering, to the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 12:7  ‘Then he shall offer it before Jehovah, and make atonement for her.  And she shall be clean from the flow of her blood.  This is the Instruction for her who has borne a male or a female.

Lev 12:8  ‘And if she is not able to bring a lamb, then she may bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons; one as a burnt offering and the other as a sin offering.  So the priest shall make atonement for her, and she will be clean.’”2

Lev 13:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:

Lev 13:2  “When a man has on the skin of his body a swelling, a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes on the skin of his body like a leprous sore, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the priests.

Lev 13:3  “The priest shall look at the sore on the skin of the body; and if the hair on the sore has turned white, and the sore appears to be deeper than the skin of his body, it is a leprous sore.  Then the priest shall look at him, and pronounce him unclean.

Lev 13:4  “But if the bright spot is white on the skin of his body, and does not appear to be deeper than the skin, and its hair has not turned white, then the priest shall isolate the one who has the sore seven days.

Lev 13:5  “And the priest shall look at him on the seventh day; and indeed if the sore appears to be as it was, and the sore has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall isolate him another seven days.

Lev 13:6  “Then the priest shall look at him again on the seventh day; and indeed if the sore has darkened, and the sore has not spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean; it is only a scab, and he shall wash his clothes and be clean.

Lev 13:7  “But if the scab should at all spread over the skin, after he has been seen by the priest for his cleansing, he shall be seen by the priest again.

Lev 13:8  “And if the priest sees that the scab has indeed spread on the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean.  It is leprosy.

Lev 13:9  “When the leprous sore is on a person, then he shall be brought to the priest.

Lev 13:10  “And the priest shall look at him; and indeed if the swelling on the skin is white, and it has turned the hair white, and there is a spot of raw flesh in the swelling,

Lev 13:11  “it is an old leprosy on the skin of his body.  The priest shall pronounce him unclean, and shall not isolate him, for he is unclean.

Lev 13:12  “And if leprosy breaks out all over the skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of the one who has the sore, from his head to his foot, wherever the priest looks,

Lev 13:13  “then the priest shall consider; and indeed if the leprosy has covered all his body, he shall pronounce him clean who has the sore.  It has all turned white.  He is clean.

Lev 13:14  “But when raw flesh appears on him, he shall be unclean.

Lev 13:15  “And the priest shall look at the raw flesh and pronounce him to be unclean; for the raw flesh is unclean.  It is leprosy.

Lev 13:16  “Or if the raw flesh changes and turns white again, he shall come to the priest.

Lev 13:17  “And the priest shall look at him; and indeed if the sore has turned white, then the priest shall pronounce him clean who has the sore.  He is clean.

Lev 13:18  “If the body develops a boil in the skin, and it is healed,

Lev 13:19  “and in the place of the boil there comes a white swelling or a bright spot, reddish-white, then it shall be shown to the priest;

Lev 13:20  “and if, when the priest sees it, it indeed appears deeper than the skin, and its hair has turned white, the priest shall pronounce him unclean.  It is a leprous sore which has broken out of the boil.

Lev 13:21  “But if the priest looks at it, and indeed there are no white hairs in it, and if it is not deeper than the skin, but has faded, then the priest shall isolate him seven days;

Lev 13:22  “and if it should at all spread over the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean.  It is a leprous sore.

Lev 13:23  “But if the bright spot stays in one place, and has not spread, it is the scar of the boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.  

Lev 13:24  “Or if the body receives a burn on its skin by fire, and the raw flesh of the burn becomes a bright spot, reddish-white or white,

Lev 13:25  “then the priest shall look at it; and indeed if the hair of the bright spot has turned white, and it appears deeper than the skin, it is leprosy broken out in the burn.  Therefore the priest shall pronounce him unclean.  It is a leprous sore.

Lev 13:26  “But if the priest looks at it, and indeed there are no white hairs in the bright spot, and it is not deeper than the skin, but has faded, then the priest shall isolate him seven days.

Lev 13:27  “And the priest shall look at him on the seventh day.  If it has at all spread over the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean.  It is a leprous sore.

Lev 13:28  “But if the bright spot stays in one place, and has not spread on the skin, but has faded, it is a swelling from the burn.  The priest shall pronounce him clean, for it is the scar from the burn.

Lev 13:29  “If a man or woman has a sore on the head or the beard,

Lev 13:30  “then the priest shall look at the sore; and indeed if it appears deeper than the skin, and there is in it thin yellow hair, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean.  It is a scall, a leprosy of the head or beard.

Lev 13:31  “But if the priest looks at the sore of the scall, and indeed it does not appear deeper than the skin, and there is no black hair in it, then the priest shall isolate the one who has the sore of the scall seven days.

Lev 13:32  “And on the seventh day the priest shall look at the sore; and indeed if the scall has not spread, and there is no yellow hair in it, and the scall does not appear deeper than the skin,

Lev 13:33  “he shall shave himself, but the scall he shall not shave.  And the priest shall isolate the one who has the scall another seven days.

Lev 13:34  “On the seventh day the priest shall look at the scall; and indeed if the scall has not spread over the skin, and does not appear deeper than the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean.  He shall wash his clothes and be clean.

Lev 13:35  “But if the scall should at all spread over the skin after his cleansing,

Lev 13:36  “then the priest shall look at him; and indeed if the scall has spread over the skin, the priest need not seek for yellow hair.  He is unclean.

Lev 13:37  “But if the scall appears to be at a standstill, and there is black hair grown up in it, the scall has healed.  He is clean, and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

Lev 13:38  “If a man or a woman has bright spots on the skin of the body, specifically white bright spots,

Lev 13:39  “then the priest shall look; and indeed if the bright spots on the skin of the body are dull white, it is a white spot that grows on the skin.  He is clean.

Lev 13:40  “As for the man whose hair has fallen from his head, he is bald, but he is clean.

Lev 13:41  “He whose hair has fallen from his forehead, he is bald on the forehead, but he is clean.

Lev 13:42  “And if there is on the bald head or bald forehead a reddish-white sore, it is leprosy breaking out on his bald head or his bald forehead.

Lev 13:43  “Then the priest shall look at it; and indeed if the swelling of the sore is reddish-white on his bald head or on his bald forehead, as the appearance of leprosy on the skin of the body,

Lev 13:44  “he is a leprous man.  He is unclean.  The priest shall surely pronounce him unclean; his sore is on his head.

Lev 13:45  “Now the leper on whom the sore is, his clothes shall be torn and his head bare; and he shall cover his mustache, and cry, ‘Unclean!  Unclean!’

Lev 13:46  “He shall be unclean.  All the days he has the sore he shall be unclean.  He is unclean, and he shall dwell alone; his habitation shall be outside the camp.

Lev 13:47  “Also, if a garment has a leprous plague in it, whether it is a woolen garment or a linen garment,

Lev 13:48  “whether it is in the warp or woof of linen or wool, whether in leather or in anything made of leather,

Lev 13:49  “and if the plague is greenish or reddish in the garment or in the leather, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in anything made of leather, it is a leprous plague and shall be shown to the priest.

Lev 13:50  “The priest shall look at the plague and isolate that which has the plague seven days.

Lev 13:51  “And he shall look at the plague on the seventh day.  If the plague has spread in the garment, either in the warp or in the woof, in the leather or in anything made of leather, the plague is an active leprosy.  It is unclean.

Lev 13:52  “He shall therefore burn that garment in which is the plague, whether warp or woof, in wool or in linen, or anything of leather, for it is an active leprosy; it shall be burned in the fire.

Lev 13:53  “But if the priest looks, and indeed the plague has not spread in the garment, either in the warp or in the woof, or in anything made of leather,

Lev 13:54  “then the priest shall command that they wash the thing in which is the plague; and he shall isolate it another seven days.

Lev 13:55  “Then the priest shall look at the plague after it has been washed; and indeed if the plague has not changed its colour, though the plague has not spread, it is unclean, and you shall burn it in the fire; it continues eating away, whether the damage is outside or inside.

Lev 13:56  “If the priest looks, and indeed the plague has faded after washing it, then he shall tear it out of the garment, whether out of the warp or out of the woof, or out of the leather.

Lev 13:57  “But if it appears again in the garment, either in the warp or in the woof, or in anything made of leather, it is a spreading plague; you shall burn with fire that in which is the plague.

Lev 13:58  “And if you wash the garment, either warp or woof, or whatever is made of leather, if the plague has disappeared from it, then it shall be washed a second time, and shall be clean.

Lev 13:59  “These are the Instructions of the leprous plague in a garment of wool or linen, either in the warp or woof, or in anything made of leather, to pronounce it clean or to pronounce it unclean.”

Lev 14:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 14:2  “This shall be the Instructions of the leper for the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest.

Lev 14:3  “And the priest shall go out of the camp, and the priest shall look; and indeed, if the leprosy is healed in the leper,

Lev 14:4  “then the priest shall command to take for him who is to be cleansed two living clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.

Lev 14:5  “And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water.

Lev 14:6  “As for the living bird, he shall take it, the cedar wood and the scarlet and the hyssop, and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water.

Lev 14:7  “And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose in the open field.

Lev 14:8  “He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean.  After that he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days.

Lev 14:9  “But on the seventh day he shall shave all the hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows; all his hair he shall shave off.  He shall wash his clothes and wash his body in water, and he shall be clean.

Lev 14:10  “And on the eighth day he shall take two male lambs without blemish, one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish, three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, and one log of oil.

Lev 14:11  “Then the priest who makes him clean shall present the man who is to be made clean, and those things, before Jehovah, at the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 14:12  “And the priest shall take one male lamb and offer it as a trespass offering, and the log of oil, and wave them as a wave offering before Jehovah.

Lev 14:13  “Then he shall kill the lamb in the place where he kills the sin offering and the burnt offering, in a holy place; for as the sin offering is the priest’s, so is the trespass offering.  It is most Holy.

Lev 14:14  “The priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.

Lev 14:15  “And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand.

Lev 14:16  “Then the priest shall immerse his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle some of the oil with his finger seven times before Jehovah.

Lev 14:17  “And of the rest of the oil in his hand, the priest shall put some on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the blood of the trespass offering.

Lev 14:18  “The rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed.  So the priest shall make atonement for him before Jehovah.

Lev 14:19  “Then the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make atonement for him who is to be cleansed from his uncleanness.  afterwards he shall kill the burnt offering.

Lev 14:20  “And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the grain offering on the altar.  So the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean.

Lev 14:21  “But if he is poor and cannot afford it, then he shall take one male lamb as a trespass offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, a log of oil,

Lev 14:22  “and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, such as he is able to afford: one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

Lev 14:23  “He shall bring them to the priest on the eighth day for his cleansing, to the door of the tent of the appointed times, before Jehovah.

Lev 14:24  “And the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass offering and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them as a wave offering before Jehovah.

Lev 14:25  “Then he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering and put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.

Lev 14:26  “And the priest shall pour some of the oil into the palm of his own left hand.

Lev 14:27  “Then the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before Jehovah.

Lev 14:28  “And the priest shall put some of the oil that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of the right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the trespass offering.

Lev 14:29  “The rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he shall put on the head of him who is to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before Jehovah.

Lev 14:30  “And he shall offer one of the turtledoves or young pigeons, such as he can afford;

Lev 14:31  “such as he is able to afford, the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, with the grain offering.  So the priest shall make atonement for him who is to be cleansed before Jehovah.

Lev 14:32  “This is the Instruction for one who had a leprous sore, who cannot afford the usual cleansing.”1

Lev 14:33  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:

Lev 14:34  “When you have come into the land of Canaan, which I give you as a possession, and I put the leprous plague in a house in the land of your possession,

Lev 14:35  “and he who owns the house comes and tells the priest, saying, ‘It seems to me that there is some plague in the house,’

Lev 14:36  “then the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest goes into it to look at the plague, that all that is in the house may not be made unclean; and afterwards the priest shall go in to look at the house.

Lev 14:37  “And he shall look at the plague; and indeed if the plague is on the walls of the house with ingrained streaks, greenish or reddish, which appear to be deep in the wall,

Lev 14:38  “then the priest shall go out of the house, to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days.

Lev 14:39  “And the priest shall come again on the seventh day and look; and indeed if the plague has spread on the walls of the house,

Lev 14:40  “then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which is the plague, and they shall cast them into an unclean place outside the city.

Lev 14:41  “And he shall cause the house to be scraped inside, all around, and the dust that they scrape off they shall pour out in an unclean place outside the city.

Lev 14:42  “Then they shall take other stones and put them in the place of those stones, and he shall take other mortar and plaster the house.

Lev 14:43  “And if the plague comes back and breaks out in the house, after he has taken away the stones, after he has scraped the house, and after it is plastered,

Lev 14:44  “then the priest shall come and look; and indeed if the plague has spread in the house, it is an active leprosy in the house.  It is unclean.

Lev 14:45  “And he shall break down the house, its stones, its timber, and all the plaster of the house, and he shall carry them outside the city to an unclean place.

Lev 14:46  “Moreover he who goes into the house at all while it is shut up shall be unclean until evening.

Lev 14:47  “And he who lies down in the house shall wash his clothes, and he who eats in the house shall wash his clothes.

Lev 14:48  “But if the priest comes in and looks at it, and indeed the plague has not spread in the house after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

Lev 14:49  “And to cleanse the house he shall take two birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop.

Lev 14:50  “Then he shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water;

Lev 14:51  “and he shall take the cedar wood, the hyssop, 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.

Lev 14:52  “And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and the running water and the living bird, with the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the scarlet.

Lev 14:53  “Then he shall let the living bird loose outside the city in the open field, and make atonement for the house, and it shall be clean.

Lev 14:54  “This is the Instruction for all leprous sore and scale,

Lev 14:55  “for the leprosy of a garment and of a house,

Lev 14:56  “for a swelling and a scab and a bright spot,

Lev 14:57  “to teach when it is unclean and when it is clean.  This is the Instruction of leprosy.”

Lev 15:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

Lev 15:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When any man has a discharge from his body, his discharge is unclean.

Lev 15:3  ‘And this shall be his uncleanness in regard to his discharge; whether his body runs with his discharge, or his body is stopped up by his discharge, it is his uncleanness.

Lev 15:4  ‘Every bed is unclean on which he who has the discharge lies, and everything on which he sits shall be unclean.

Lev 15:5  ‘And whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:6  ‘He who sits on anything on which he who has the discharge sat shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:7  ‘And he who touches the body of him who has the discharge shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:8  ‘If he who has the discharge spits on him who is clean, then he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:9  ‘Any saddle on which he who has the discharge rides shall be unclean.

Lev 15:10  ‘Whoever touches anything that was under him shall be unclean until evening.  He who carries any of those things shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:11  ‘And whomever he who has the discharge touches, and has not rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:12  ‘The vessel of earth that he who has the discharge touches shall be broken, and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

Lev 15:13  ‘And when he who has a discharge is cleansed of his discharge, then he shall count for himself seven days for his cleansing, wash his clothes, and bathe his body in running water; then he shall be clean.

Lev 15:14  ‘On the eighth day he shall take for himself two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and come before Jehovah, to the door of the tent of the appointed times, and give them to the priest.

Lev 15:15  ‘Then the priest shall offer them, the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering.  So the priest shall make atonement for him before Jehovah because of his discharge.

Lev 15:16  ‘If any man has an emission of semen, then he shall wash all his body in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:17  ‘And any garment and any leather on which there is semen, it shall be washed with water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:18  ‘Also, when a woman lies with a man, and there is an emission of semen, they both shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:19  ‘If a woman has a discharge, and the discharge from her body is blood, she shall be set apart seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:20  ‘Everything that she lies on during her menstruation shall be unclean; also everything that she sits on shall be unclean.

Lev 15:21  ‘Whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:22  ‘And whoever touches anything that she sat on shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:23  ‘If anything is on her bed or on anything on which she sits, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:24  ‘And if any man lies with her at all, so that her menses is on him, he shall be unclean seven days; and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean.

Lev 15:25  ‘If a woman has a discharge of blood for many days, other than at the time of her menses, or if it runs beyond her usual menses, all the days of her unclean discharge shall be as the days of her menses.  She shall be unclean.

Lev 15:26  ‘Every bed on which she lies all the days of her discharge shall be to her as the bed of her menses; and whatever she sits on shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her menses.

Lev 15:27  ‘Whoever touches those things shall be unclean; he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.

Lev 15:28  ‘But if she is cleansed of her discharge, then she shall count for herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean.

Lev 15:29  ‘And on the eighth day she shall take for herself two turtledoves or two young pigeons, and bring them to the priest, to the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 15:30  ‘Then the priest shall offer the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, and the priest shall make atonement for her before Jehovah for the discharge of her uncleanness.

Lev 15:31  ‘Thus you shall separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness when they defile My tabernacle that is among them.

Lev 15:32  ‘This is the Instruction for one who has a discharge, and for him who emits semen and is unclean thereby,

Lev 15:33  ‘and for her who is indisposed because of her menses, and for one who has a discharge, either man or woman, and for him who lies with her who is unclean.’”

Lev 16:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses after the death of two of Aaron’s sons, when they came before Jehovah, and they died.

Lev 16:2  And Jehovah said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron your brother and say he shall not come at all times into the Holy inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, and he shall not die; for I appear in the cloud on the mercy seat.1
Lev 16:3  “With this Aaron shall come into the Holy: with a young bull, a son of the herd for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering.2

Lev 16:4  “He shall put the holy linen tunic on, and linen trousers on his body; and with a linen belt he shall gird himself, and with the linen turban he shall wrap himself.  They are holy garments.  And he shall bathe his flesh in water, and shall put them on.

Lev 16:5  “And from the congregation of the children of Israel he shall take two males of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.

Lev 16:6  “And Aaron shall bring the young bull of the sin offering, which is his own, and shall atone for himself and for his house.

Lev 16:7  “And he shall take the two goats and stand them before Jehovah at the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Lev 16:8  “Then Aaron shall cast lots over the two goats: one lot for Jehovah and the other lot for Azazel.

Lev 16:9  “And Aaron shall bring the goat on which Jehovah’s lot fell, and shall make it a sin offering.

Lev 16:10  “But the goat on which Azazel’s lot fell shall be stood alive before Jehovah, to atone by it, and to send it away as Azazel into the wilderness.

Lev 16:11  “And Aaron shall bring the young bull of the sin offering, which is his own, and shall atone for himself and for his house, and shall kill the young bull of the sin offering which is his own.

Lev 16:12  “Then he shall take a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before Jehovah, with his hands full of fragrant incense beaten fine, and bring it inside the veil.

Lev 16:13  “And he shall put the incense on the fire before Jehovah, and the cloud of the incense will cover the mercy seat which is on the Testimony, and he shall not die.

Lev 16:14  “He shall take some of the blood of the young bull and sprinkle it with his finger eastward on the front of the mercy seat; and at the front of the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.

Lev 16:15  “Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, and shall bring its blood inside the veil, and shall do with its blood as he has done with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and before the mercy seat.

Lev 16:16  “And he shall atone for the Holy, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions, for all their sins; and so he shall do for the tent of the appointed times which remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness.1

Lev 16:17  “There shall be no man in the tent of the appointed times when he goes in to make atonement in the Holy, until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself, for his household, and for all the assembly of Israel.

Lev 16:18  “And he shall go out to the altar that is before Jehovah, and make atonement for it, and shall take some of the blood of the young bull and some of the blood of the goat, and put it on the horns of the altar all around.

Lev 16:19  “Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, cleanse it, and sanctify it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.

Lev 16:20  “And when he has finished atoning for the Holy, the tent of the appointed times, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat;

Lev 16:21  “and Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, and all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send it into the wilderness by the hand of a chosen man.

Lev 16:22  “The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an isolated region; and he shall send the goat into the wilderness.

Lev 16:23  “Then Aaron shall come into the tent of the appointed times, shall take off the linen garments which he put on when he went into the Holy, and shall leave them there.

Lev 16:24  “And he shall bathe his body with water in a sacred place, put on his garments, come out and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people, and make atonement for himself and for the people.

Lev 16:25  “The fat of the sin offering he shall burn as incense on the altar.

Lev 16:26  “And he who released the goat for Azazel shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterwards he shall come into the camp.

Lev 16:27  “The young bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy, shall be carried outside the camp.  And they shall burn in the fire their skins, their flesh, and their offal.1

Lev 16:28  “Then he who burns them shall wash his clothes and shall bathe his body in water, and afterwards he shall come into the camp.

Lev 16:29  “This shall be a statute for you forever: In the seventh new moon, on the tenth day of the new moon, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who sojourns among you.

Lev 16:30  “For on this day he shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you.  You shall be clean from all your sins before Jehovah.

Lev 16:31  “It is a Sabbath of Sabbath observance for you, and you shall afflict your souls.  It is a statute forever.

Lev 16:32  “And the priest who he anoints, and whose hand he shall consecrate to serve as priest instead of his father, shall make atonement, and shall put on the linen garments, the holy garments;

Lev 16:33  “then he shall atone for the Holy Sanctuary, and for the tent of the appointed times and he shall atone for the altar, and he shall atone for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.

Lev 16:34  “This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to atone for the children of Israel, for all their sins, once a year.”  And he did as Jehovah commanded Moses.2

Lev 17:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 17:2  “Speak to Aaron, to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘This is the thing which Jehovah has commanded, saying:

Lev 17:3  “Whatever man of the house of Israel who kills an ox or lamb or goat in the camp, or who kills it outside the camp,

Lev 17:4  “and does not bring it to the door of the tent of the appointed times, to offer an offering to Jehovah before the tabernacle of Jehovah, bloodguilt shall be imputed to that man.  He has shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people,

Lev 17:5  “to the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices which they offer in the open field, that they may bring them to Jehovah at the door of the tent of the appointed times, to the priest, and offer them as peace offerings to Jehovah.

Lev 17:6  “And the priest shall sprinkle the blood on the altar of Jehovah at the door of the tent of the appointed times, and burn the fat for a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Lev 17:7  “They shall cease sacrificing their sacrifices to satyrs, after whom they have fornicated.  This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.”’

Lev 17:8  “And you shall say to them: ‘Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among you, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice,

Lev 17:9  ‘and does not bring it to the door of the tent of the appointed times, to offer it to Jehovah, that man shall be cut off from among his people.

Lev 17:10  ‘And whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among you, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that soul who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people.

Lev 17:11  ‘For the soul 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 which atones for the soul.’

Lev 17:12  “Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘No soul among you shall eat blood, nor shall any stranger who sojourns among you eat blood.’

Lev 17:13  “And whatever man of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among you, who hunts and catches any animal or flying creature that may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust;

Lev 17:14  “for the soul of all flesh is its blood.1  It is one with its soul.  Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘You shall not eat the blood of any flesh, for the soul of all flesh is its blood.  Whoever eats it shall be cut off.’2

Lev 17:15  “And any soul who eats a carcase or what was torn by beasts, whether he is a native of your own country or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.  Then he shall be clean.

Lev 17:16  “But if he does not wash or bathe his body, then he shall bear his guilt.”

Lev 18:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 18:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘I am Jehovah your God.

Lev 18:3  ‘According to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their statutes.

Lev 18:4  ‘You shall observe My judgements and keep My statutes, to walk in them.  I am Jehovah your God.

Lev 18:5  ‘You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgements, which if a man does, he shall live by them.3  I am Jehovah.

Lev 18:6  ‘None of you shall approach anyone who is near of kin to him, to uncover his nakedness.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 18:7  ‘The nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother you shall not uncover.  She is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

Lev 18:8  ‘The nakedness of your father’s wife you shall not uncover; it is your father’s nakedness.

Lev 18:9  ‘The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere, their nakedness you shall not uncover.

Lev 18:10  ‘The nakedness of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for theirs is your own nakedness.

Lev 18:11  ‘The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten by your father; she is your sister; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

Lev 18:12  ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister; she is near of kin to your father.

Lev 18:13  ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, for she is near of kin to your mother.

Lev 18:14  ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother.  You shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt.

Lev 18:15  ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in- law; she is your son’s wife; you shall not uncover her nakedness.

Lev 18:16  ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness.

Lev 18:17  ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness.  They are near of kin to her.  It is wickedness.

Lev 18:18  ‘Nor shall you take a woman as a rival to her sister, to uncover her nakedness while the other is alive.

Lev 18:19  ‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is in her menstrual impurity.

Lev 18:20  ‘Moreover you shall not lie down with your neighbour’s wife, having intercourse, to make yourself unclean with her.

Lev 18:21  ‘And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you defile the name of your God.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 18:22  ‘You shall not lie with a male as with a woman.  It is an abomination.

Lev 18:23  ‘Nor shall you mate with any beast, to make yourself unclean with it.  Nor shall any woman stand before a beast to mate with it.  It is perversion.

Lev 18:24  ‘Do not make yourselves unclean with any of these things; for by all these the nations are unclean, which I am casting out before you.

Lev 18:25  ‘For the land is unclean; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants.

Lev 18:26  ‘You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgements, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who sojourns among you,

Lev 18:27  ‘for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is unclean,

Lev 18:28  ‘lest the land vomit you out also when you make it unclean, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.

Lev 18:29  ‘For whoever commits any of these abominations, the souls who commit them shall be cut off from among their people.

Lev 18:30  ‘Therefore you shall keep My charge, so that you do not commit any of these abominable statutes which were committed before you, and that you do not make yourselves unclean by them.  I am Jehovah your God.’”

Lev 19:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 19:2  “Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘You shall be sacred, for I, Jehovah your God, am sacred.1

Lev 19:3  ‘Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths.  I am Jehovah your God.

Lev 19:4  ‘Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves moulded gods.  I am Jehovah your God.

Lev 19:5  ‘And if you offer a sacrifice of peace offering to Jehovah, you shall offer it of your own free will.

Lev 19:6  ‘It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the next day.  And if any remains until the third day, it shall be burned in the fire.

Lev 19:7  ‘And if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination.  It shall not be accepted.

Lev 19:8  ‘Therefore everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has defiled the hallowed offering of Jehovah; and that soul shall be cut off from his people.

Lev 19:9  ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.

Lev 19:10  ‘And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger.  I am Jehovah your God.

Lev 19:11  ‘You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.

Lev 19:12  ‘And you shall not swear by My Name falsely, nor shall you defile the name of your God.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 19:13  ‘You shall not defraud your neighbour, nor rob him.  The wages of him who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning.1

Lev 19:14  ‘You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 19:15  ‘You shall do no injustice in judgement.  You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty.  But in righteousness you shall judge your neighbour.

Lev 19:16  ‘You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbour.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 19:17  ‘You shall not hate your brother in your heart.  You shall surely rebuke your neighbour, and not bear sin because of him.

Lev 19:18  ‘You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself:  I am Jehovah.2

Lev 19:19  ‘You shall keep My statutes.  You shall not crossbreed two sorts of animals.  You shall not sow your field with two sorts of seed.  Nor shall a garment of two sorts of mixed material come upon you.

Lev 19:20  ‘And a man, if he lies down with a woman, having intercourse, who is betrothed as a concubine to another man, and who has not actually been redeemed nor given her freedom, there shall be an inquest; but they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

Lev 19:21  ‘And he shall bring his trespass offering to Jehovah, to the door of the tent of the appointed times, a ram as a trespass offering.

Lev 19:22  ‘The priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before Jehovah for his sin which he has done.  And the sin which he has done shall be forgiven him.

Lev 19:23  ‘When you come into the land, and have planted all kinds of trees for food, then you shall count their fruit as uncircumcised.  Three years it shall be as uncircumcised to you.  It shall not be eaten.

Lev 19:24  ‘But in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, a praise to Jehovah.

Lev 19:25  ‘And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit, that it may yield to you its increase.  I am Jehovah your God.

Lev 19:26  ‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination3 or magic.

Lev 19:27  ‘You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard.

Lev 19:28  ‘You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead souls, nor tattoo any marks on you.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 19:29  ‘Do not defile your daughter, to cause her to be a fornicator, lest the land fall into fornication, and the land become full of wickedness.4

Lev 19:30  ‘You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 19:31  ‘Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to become unclean by them.  I am Jehovah your God.

Lev 19:32  ‘You shall rise before the gray headed and honour the presence of an old man, and fear your God.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 19:33  ‘And if a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him.

Lev 19:34  ‘But the stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.  I am Jehovah your God.

Lev 19:35  ‘You shall do no injustice in judgement, in measurement of length, weight, or volume.

Lev 19:36  ‘You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin.  I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

Lev 19:37  ‘Therefore you shall observe all My statutes and all My judgements, and perform them.  I am Jehovah.’”

Lev 20:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 20:2  “Again, you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘Whoever of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel, who gives any of his descendants to Molech, he shall surely be put to death.  The people of the land shall stone him with stones.

Lev 20:3  ‘I will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from his people, because he has given some of his descendants to Molech, to make My sanctuary unclean and profane My holy name.

Lev 20:4  ‘And if the people of the land should in any way hide their eyes from the man, when he gives some of his descendants to Molech, and they do not kill him,

Lev 20:5  ‘then I will set My face against that man and against his family; and I will cut him off from his people, and all who fornicate with him, to commit fornication with Molech.

Lev 20:6  ‘And the soul who turns after mediums and familiar spirits, to fornicate with them himself, I will set My face against that soul and cut him off from his people.

Lev 20:7  ‘Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be sacred, for I am Jehovah your God.1
Lev 20:8  ‘And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them.  I am Jehovah who sanctifies you.2

Lev 20:9  ‘For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.  He has cursed his father or his mother.  His blood shall be upon him.

Lev 20:10  ‘The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.

Lev 20:11  ‘The man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall surely be put to death.  Their blood shall be upon them.

Lev 20:12  ‘If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death.  They have committed perversion.  Their blood shall be upon them.

Lev 20:13  ‘If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.  They shall surely be put to death.  Their blood shall be upon them.

Lev 20:14  ‘If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness.  They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you.

Lev 20:15  ‘If a man mates with a beast, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the beast.

Lev 20:16  ‘If a woman approaches any beast and mates with it, you shall kill the woman and the beast.  They shall surely be put to death.  Their blood is upon them.

Lev 20:17  ‘If a man takes his sister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, and sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness, it is a wicked thing.  And they shall be cut off from the sight of their people.  He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness.  He shall bear his guilt.

Lev 20:18  ‘If a man lies with a woman during her menstruation and uncovers her nakedness, he has discovered her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood.  Both of them shall be cut off from their people.

Lev 20:19  ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister nor of your father’s sister, for that would uncover his near of kin.  They shall bear their guilt.

Lev 20:20  ‘If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness.  They shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

Lev 20:21  ‘If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing.  He has uncovered his brother’s nakedness.  They shall be childless.

Lev 20:22  ‘You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgements, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out.

Lev 20:23  ‘And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them.

Lev 20:24  ‘But I have said to you, “You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am Jehovah your God, who has separated you from the peoples.

Lev 20:25  ‘You shall therefore distinguish between clean and unclean beasts, between unclean and clean flying creatures, and you shall not make your souls abominable by beast or by flying creature, or by any kind of living thing that swarms on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.

Lev 20:26  ‘And you shall be sacred to Me, for I Jehovah am sacred, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

Lev 20:27  ‘A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones.  Their blood shall be upon them.’”

Lev 21:1  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: ‘None shall make himself unclean for the dead souls among his people,

Lev 21:2  ‘except for his relatives who are nearest to him: his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, and his brother;

Lev 21:3  ‘also his virgin sister who is near to him, who has had no husband, for her he may make himself unclean.

Lev 21:4  ‘Otherwise he shall not make himself unclean, being a master among his people, to defile himself.

Lev 21:5  ‘They shall not make any bald place on their heads, nor shall they shave the edges of their beards nor make any cuttings in their flesh.

Lev 21:6  ‘They shall be holy to their God and not defile the Name of their God, for they offer the offerings of Jehovah made by fire, and the bread of their God; therefore they shall be sacred.

Lev 21:7  ‘They shall not take a wife who is a fornicator or a pierced woman, nor shall they take a woman divorced from her husband; for the priest is sacred to his God.

Lev 21:8  ‘Therefore you shall sanctify him, for he offers the bread of your God.  He shall be sacred to you, for I Jehovah, who sanctify you, am sacred.

Lev 21:9  ‘The daughter of any priest, if she defiles herself by fornication, she defiles her father.  She shall be burned with fire.

Lev 21:10  ‘And he who is the high priest among his brethren, on whose head the anointing oil was poured and who is consecrated to wear the garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes;

Lev 21:11  ‘nor shall he go near any dead soul, nor make himself unclean for his father or his mother;

Lev 21:12  ‘nor shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor defile the sanctuary of his God; for the consecration of the anointing oil of his God is upon him.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 21:13  ‘And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

Lev 21:14  ‘A widow or a divorced woman or a pierced woman or a fornicator; these he shall not marry; but he shall take a virgin of his own people as wife.

Lev 21:15  ‘Nor shall he defile his posterity among his people, for I Jehovah sanctify him.’”

Lev 21:16  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 21:17  “Speak to Aaron, saying: ‘No man of your descendants in succeeding generations, who has any defect, may approach to offer the bread of his God.

Lev 21:18  ‘For any man who has a defect shall not approach: a man blind or lame, who has a marred face or any limb too long,

Lev 21:19  ‘a man who has a broken foot or broken hand,

Lev 21:20  ‘or is a hunchback or a dwarf, or a man who has a defect in his eye, or eczema or scab, or is a eunuch.

Lev 21:21  ‘No man of the descendants of Aaron the priest, who has a defect, shall come near to offer the offerings made by fire to Jehovah.  He has a defect; he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God.

Lev 21:22  ‘He may eat the bread of his God, both the most Holy and the holy;

Lev 21:23  ‘only he shall not go near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a defect, lest he defile My sanctuaries; for I Jehovah sanctify them.’”

Lev 21:24  And Moses told it to Aaron and his sons, and to all the children of Israel.

Lev 22:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 22:2  “Speak to Aaron and his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they do not defile My holy name in those things which they sanctify to Me.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 22:3  “Say to them: ‘Whoever of all your descendants throughout your generations, who goes near the holy things which the children of Israel sanctify to Jehovah, while he has uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from My presence.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 22:4  ‘Whatever man of the descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or has a discharge, shall not eat the holy offerings until he is clean.  And whoever touches anything made unclean by a dead soul, or a man who has had an emission of semen,

Lev 22:5  ‘or whoever touches any swarming thing by which he would be made unclean, or any person by whom he would become unclean, whatever his uncleanness may be;

Lev 22:6  ‘the soul who has touched any such thing shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat the holy offerings unless he washes his body with water.

Lev 22:7  ‘And when the sun goes down he shall be clean; and afterwards he may eat the holy offerings, because it is his food.

Lev 22:8  ‘He shall not eat a carcase or what is torn by beasts, making himself unclean with it.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 22:9  ‘They shall therefore keep My charge, lest they bear sin for it and die thereby, if they defile it.  I Jehovah sanctify them.

Lev 22:10  ‘No outsider shall eat the holy offering; one who sojourns with the priest, or a hired servant, shall not eat the holy thing.

Lev 22:11  ‘But if the priest buys a soul with his silver, he may eat it; and one who is born in his house may eat his food.

Lev 22:12  ‘If the priest’s daughter is married to an outsider, she may not eat of the holy offerings.

Lev 22:13  ‘But if the priest’s daughter is a widow or divorced, and has no child, and has returned to her father’s house as in her youth, she may eat her father’s food; but no outsider shall eat it.

Lev 22:14  ‘And if a man eats the holy offering unintentionally, then he shall restore a holy offering to the priest, and add one-fifth to it.

Lev 22:15  ‘They shall not defile the holy offerings of the children of Israel, which they offer to Jehovah,

Lev 22:16  ‘or allow them to bear the guilt of trespass when they eat their holy offerings; for I Jehovah sanctify them.’”

Lev 22:17  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 22:18  “Speak to Aaron and his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘Whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, who offers his sacrifice for any of his vows or for any of his freewill offerings, which they offer to Jehovah as a burnt offering;

Lev 22:19  ‘you shall offer of your own free will a male without blemish from the cattle, from the sheep, or from the goats.

Lev 22:20  ‘But whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it shall not be acceptable on your behalf.

Lev 22:21  ‘And whoever offers a sacrifice of peace offering to Jehovah, to fulfill his vow, or a freewill offering from the cattle or the sheep, it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it.

Lev 22:22  ‘Those that are blind or broken or maimed, or have an ulcer or eczema or scabs, you shall not offer to Jehovah, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to Jehovah.

Lev 22:23  ‘Either a bull or a lamb that has any limb too long or too short you may offer as a freewill offering, but for a vow it shall not be accepted.

Lev 22:24  ‘You shall not offer to Jehovah what is bruised or crushed, or torn or cut; nor shall you make any offering of them in your land.

Lev 22:25  ‘Nor from a foreigner’s hand shall you offer any of these as the bread of your God, because their corruption is in them, and defects are in them.  They shall not be accepted on your behalf.’”

Lev 22:26  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Lev 22:27  “When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother; and from the eighth day and thereafter it shall be accepted as an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Lev 22:28  “Whether it is a cow or ewe, do not kill both her and her young on the same day.

Lev 22:29  “And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to Jehovah, offer it of your own free will.

Lev 22:30  “On the same day it shall be eaten; you shall leave none of it until morning.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 22:31  “Therefore you shall keep My commandments, and perform them.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 22:32  “You shall not defile My holy name, but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel.  I am Jehovah who sanctifies you,

Lev 22:33  “who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God.  I am Jehovah.”

Lev 23:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 23:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The Feasts of Jehovah, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My Feasts.

Lev 23:3  ‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of Sabbath observance, a holy convocation.  You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of Jehovah in all your dwellings.

Lev 23:4  ‘These are the Feasts of Jehovah, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.

Lev 23:5  ‘On the fourteenth day of the first new moon, between the evenings, is Jehovah’s Passover.

Lev 23:6  ‘And on the fifteenth day of the same new moon is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to Jehovah; seven days you must eat unleavened bread.1
Lev 23:7  ‘On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.2

Lev 23:8  ‘But you shall offer an offering made by fire to Jehovah for seven days.  The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’”

Lev 23:9  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 23:10  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest.

Lev 23:11  ‘He shall wave the sheaf before Jehovah, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath3 the priest shall wave it.
Lev 23:12  ‘And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to Jehovah.4

Lev 23:13  ‘Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to Jehovah, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin.

Lev 23:14  ‘You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Lev 23:15  ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed.

Lev 23:16  ‘Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to Jehovah.

Lev 23:17  ‘You shall bring from your habitations two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah.  They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven.  They are the firstfruits to Jehovah.

Lev 23:18  ‘And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams.  They shall be as a burnt offering to Jehovah, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Lev 23:19  ‘Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and sacrifice two male lambs of the first year as a peace offering.

Lev 23:20  ‘The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before Jehovah, with the two lambs.  They shall be holy to Jehovah for the priest.

Lev 23:21  ‘And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you.  You shall do no customary work on it.  It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

Lev 23:22  ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest.  You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger.  I am Jehovah your God.’”1

Lev 23:23  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 23:24  “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh new moon, on the first day of the new moon, you shall have a Sabbath observance, a memorial of shouting, a holy convocation.

Lev 23:25  ‘You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to Jehovah.’”

Lev 23:26  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Lev 23:27  “Also the tenth day of this seventh new moon shall be the Day of Atonement.  It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Lev 23:28  “And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before Jehovah your God.

Lev 23:29  “For any soul who is not afflicted of soul on that same day, he shall be cut off from his people.

Lev 23:30  “And any soul who does any work on that same day, that soul I will destroy from among his people.

Lev 23:31  “You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Lev 23:32  ‘It shall be to you a Sabbath of Sabbath observance, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the new moon at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your Sabbath.”2

Lev 23:33  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 23:34  “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh new moon shall be the Feast of Booths for seven days to Jehovah.3

Lev 23:35  ‘On the first day there shall be a holy convocation.  You shall do no customary work on it.

Lev 23:36  ‘For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to Jehovah.  On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to Jehovah.  It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.

Lev 23:37  ‘These are the Feasts of Jehovah which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to Jehovah, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day;

Lev 23:38  ‘besides the Sabbaths of Jehovah, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to Jehovah.

Lev 23:39  ‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh new moon, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall celebrate the Feast of Jehovah for seven days; on the first day there shall be a Sabbath observance, and on the eighth day a Sabbath observance.

Lev 23:40  ‘And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before Jehovah your God for seven days.

Lev 23:41  ‘You shall celebrate a Feast to Jehovah for seven days in the year.  It shall be a statute forever in your generations.  You shall celebrate it in the seventh new moon.1

Lev 23:42  ‘You shall dwell in booths for seven days.  All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths,

Lev 23:43  ‘that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt.  I am Jehovah your God.’”

Lev 23:44  So Moses declared to the children of Israel the Feasts of Jehovah.

Lev 24:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Lev 24:2  “Command the children of Israel that they bring to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to make the lamps burn continually.

Lev 24:3  “Outside the veil of the Testimony, in the tent of the appointed times, Aaron shall be in charge of it from evening until morning before Jehovah continually; it shall be a statute forever in your generations.

Lev 24:4  “He shall be in charge of the lamps on the pure gold menorah before Jehovah continually.

Lev 24:5  “And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it.  Two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.

Lev 24:6  “You shall set them in two rows, six in a row, on the pure table before Jehovah.

Lev 24:7  “And you shall put pure frankincense on each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Lev 24:8  “Every Sabbath he shall set it in order before Jehovah continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.

Lev 24:9  “And it shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a sacred place; for it is most holy to him from the offerings of Jehovah made by fire, by a perpetual statute.”

Lev 24:10  Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian man, went out among the children of Israel; and this Israelite’s son and a man of Israel fought each other in the camp.

Lev 24:11  And the Israelite woman’s son blasphemed the Name and cursed; and so they brought him to Moses.  (His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan.)

Lev 24:12  Then they put him in custody, that the mouth of Jehovah might be shown to them.

Lev 24:13  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 24:14  “Take him who has cursed outside the camp; then let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

Lev 24:15  “Then you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin.

Lev 24:16  ‘And whoever blasphemes the Name of Jehovah shall surely be put to death.  All the congregation shall certainly stone him, the stranger as well as him who is born in the land.  When he blasphemes the Name, he shall be put to death.

Lev 24:17  ‘Whoever strikes down any soul of a man shall surely be put to death.

Lev 24:18  ‘Whoever strikes down the soul of an animal shall make it good, soul for soul.

Lev 24:19  ‘If a man causes disfigurement of his neighbour, as he has done, so shall it be done to him;

Lev 24:20  ‘fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused disfigurement of a man, so shall it be done to him.

Lev 24:21  ‘And whoever kills an animal shall replace it; but whoever kills a man shall be put to death.

Lev 24:22  ‘You shall have the same judgement for the stranger and for one from your own country; for I am Jehovah your God.’”

Lev 24:23  Then Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and they took outside the camp him who had cursed, and stoned him with stones.  So the children of Israel did as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Lev 25:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying,

Lev 25:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a Sabbath to Jehovah.

Lev 25:3  ‘Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruit;

Lev 25:4  ‘but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of Sabbath observance for the land, a Sabbath to Jehovah.  You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard.

Lev 25:5  ‘What grows of its own accord of your harvest you shall not reap, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine, for it is a year of Sabbath observance for the land.

Lev 25:6  ‘And the Sabbath produce of the land shall be food for you: for you and your servant, for your maidservant and your hired servant, for the stranger who sojourns with you,

Lev 25:7  ‘for your livestock and the animals that are in your land; all its produce shall be for food.

Lev 25:8  ‘And you shall count seven Sabbaths of years for yourself, seven times seven years; and the time of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be forty-nine years to you.

Lev 25:9  ‘Then you shall cause the shophar’s shout to pass through on the tenth day of the seventh new moon; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the shophar to pass throughout all your land.

Lev 25:10  ‘And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants.  It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.

Lev 25:11  ‘That fiftieth year shall be a Jubilee to you; in it you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of its own accord, nor gather the grapes of your untended vine.

Lev 25:12  ‘For it is the Jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat its produce from the field.

Lev 25:13  ‘In this Year of Jubilee, each of you shall return to his possession.1

Lev 25:14  ‘And if you sell anything to your neighbour or buy from your neighbour’s hand, you shall not oppress one another.

Lev 25:15  ‘According to the number of years after the Jubilee you shall buy from your neighbour, and according to the number of crops he shall sell to you.

Lev 25:16  ‘According to the multitude of years you shall increase its price, and according to the fewer number of years you shall diminish its price; for he sells to you the number of crops.

Lev 25:17  ‘Therefore you shall not oppress one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am Jehovah your God.2

Lev 25:18  ‘So you shall observe My statutes and keep My judgements, and perform them; and you will dwell in the land in safety.

Lev 25:19  ‘Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill, and dwell there in safety.

Lev 25:20  ‘And if you say, “What shall we eat in the seventh year, since we shall not sow nor gather in our produce?”

Lev 25:21  ‘Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it will bring forth produce enough for three years.

Lev 25:22  ‘And you shall sow in the eighth year, and eat old produce until the ninth year; until its produce comes in, you shall eat of the old harvest.

Lev 25:23  ‘The land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with Me.

Lev 25:24  ‘And in all the land of your possession you shall grant redemption of the land.

Lev 25:25  ‘If one of your brethren becomes poor, and has sold some of his possession, and if his kinsman-redeemer comes to redeem it, then he may redeem what his brother sold.

Lev 25:26  ‘Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but he himself becomes able to redeem it,

Lev 25:27  ‘then let him count the years since its sale, and restore the balance to the man to whom he sold it, that he may return to his possession.

Lev 25:28  ‘But if he is not able to have it restored to himself, then what was sold shall remain in the hand of him who bought it until the Year of Jubilee; and in the Jubilee it shall be released, and he shall return to his possession.

Lev 25:29  ‘And if a man sells a house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year he may redeem it.

Lev 25:30  ‘But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to him who bought it, throughout his generations.  It shall not be released in the Jubilee.

Lev 25:31  ‘However the houses of villages which have no wall around them shall be counted as the fields of the country.  They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the Jubilee.

Lev 25:32  ‘Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, and the houses in the cities of their possession, the Levites may redeem at any time.

Lev 25:33  ‘And if a man purchases a house from the Levites, then the house that was sold in the city of his possession shall be released in the Year of Jubilee; for the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.

Lev 25:34  ‘But the field of the common-land of their cities may not be sold, for it is their perpetual possession.

Lev 25:35  ‘And if one of your brethren becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.

Lev 25:36  ‘Take no usury or interest from him; but fear your God, that your brother may live with you.

Lev 25:37  ‘You shall not lend him your silver for usury, nor lend him your food at a profit.

Lev 25:38  ‘I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.

Lev 25:39  ‘And if one of your brethren who dwells by you becomes poor, and sells himself to you, you shall not compel him to serve as a slave.

Lev 25:40  ‘But as a hired servant and a sojourner he shall be with you, and shall serve you until the Year of Jubilee.

Lev 25:41  ‘And then he shall depart from you, both he and his children with him, and shall return to his own family; he shall return to the possession of his fathers.

Lev 25:42  ‘For they are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.

Lev 25:43  ‘You shall not rule over him with rigour, but you shall fear your God.

Lev 25:44  ‘And as for your male and female slaves whom you may have; from the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves.

Lev 25:45  ‘Moreover you may buy the children of the strangers who sojourn among you, and their families who are with you, which they beget in your land; and they shall become your property.

Lev 25:46  ‘And you may take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them as a possession; they shall be your permanent slaves.  But regarding your brethren, the children of Israel, you shall not rule over one another with rigour.

Lev 25:47  ‘Now if a sojourner or stranger close to you becomes rich, and one of your brethren who dwells by him becomes poor, and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner close to you, or to a member of the stranger’s family,

Lev 25:48  ‘after he is sold he may be redeemed again.  One of his brothers may redeem him;

Lev 25:49  ‘or his uncle or his uncle’s son may redeem him; or anyone who is near of kin to him in his family may redeem him; or if he is able he may redeem himself.

Lev 25:50  ‘Thus he shall reckon with him who bought him: The silver for his release shall be according to the number of years, from the year that he was sold to him until the Year of Jubilee; it shall be according to the time of a hired servant for him.

Lev 25:51  ‘If there are still many years, according to them he shall repay the price of his redemption from the silver with which he was bought.

Lev 25:52  ‘And if there remain but a few years until the Year of Jubilee, then he shall reckon with him, and according to his years he shall repay him the price of his redemption.

Lev 25:53  ‘He shall be with him as a yearly hired servant, and he shall not rule with rigour over him in your sight.

Lev 25:54  ‘And if he is not redeemed in these years, then he shall be released in the Year of Jubilee, both he and his children with him.

Lev 25:55  ‘For the children of Israel are servants to Me; they are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt.  I am Jehovah your God.

Lev 26:1  ‘You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am Jehovah your God.

Lev 26:2  ‘You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary.  I am Jehovah.

Lev 26:3  ‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them,

Lev 26:4  ‘then I will give you heavy rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

Lev 26:5  ‘Your threshing shall last until the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last until the time of sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

Lev 26:6  ‘I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land.

Lev 26:7  ‘You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you.

Lev 26:8  ‘Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.

Lev 26:9  ‘For I will look on you favourably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.

Lev 26:10  ‘You shall eat the old harvest, and clear out the old because of the new.

Lev 26:11  I will set My tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you.

Lev 26:12  ‘I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.1

Lev 26:13  ‘I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright.

Lev 26:14  ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments,

Lev 26:15  and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgements, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant,

Lev 26:16  ‘I also will do this to you.  I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of soul.  And you shall sow your seed worthlessly, for your enemies shall eat it.

Lev 26:17  ‘I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies.  Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.

Lev 26:18  ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

Lev 26:19  ‘I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.

Lev 26:20  ‘And your strength shall be spent worthlessly; for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.

Lev 26:21  ‘Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins.

Lev 26:22  ‘I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your roads shall be desolate.

Lev 26:23  ‘And if by these things you are not reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me,

Lev 26:24  ‘then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins.

Lev 26:25  ‘And I will bring a sword against you that will execute the vengeance of My covenant; when you are gathered together within your cities I will send pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Lev 26:26  ‘When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back to you your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied.

Lev 26:27  ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me,

Lev 26:28  ‘then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

Lev 26:29  ‘You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.

Lev 26:30  ‘I will destroy your high places, cut down your pillars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you.

Lev 26:31  ‘I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas.

Lev 26:32  ‘I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it.

Lev 26:33  ‘I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.

Lev 26:34  ‘Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land; then the land shall rest and enjoy its sabbaths.

Lev 26:35  ‘As long as it lies desolate it shall rest; for the time it did not rest on your sabbaths when you dwelt in it.

Lev 26:36  ‘And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee; they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues.

Lev 26:37  ‘They shall stumble over one another, as it were before a sword, when no one pursues; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

Lev 26:38  ‘You shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

Lev 26:39  ‘And those of you who are left shall waste away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; also in their fathers’ iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away.

Lev 26:40  ‘But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me,

Lev 26:41  ‘and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt;

Lev 26:42  ‘then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land.

Lev 26:43  ‘The land also shall be left empty by them, and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them; they will accept their guilt, because they despised My judgements and because their soul abhorred My statutes.1

Lev 26:44  ‘Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them; for I am Jehovah their God.

Lev 26:45  ‘But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God.  I am Jehovah.’”2

Lev 26:46  These are the statutes and judgements and Instructions which Jehovah made between Himself and the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

Lev 27:1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Lev 27:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When a man consecrates by a vow certain souls to Jehovah, according to your valuation,

Lev 27:3  ‘if your valuation is of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old, then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

Lev 27:4  ‘If it is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels;

Lev 27:5  ‘and if from five years old up to twenty years old, then your valuation for a male shall be twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels;

Lev 27:6  ‘and if from a new moon old up to five years old, then your valuation for a male shall be five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver;

Lev 27:7  ‘and if from sixty years old and above, if it is a male, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for a female ten shekels.

Lev 27:8  ‘But if he is too poor to pay your valuation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall set a value for him; according to the ability of him who vowed, the priest shall value him.

Lev 27:9  ‘And if it is a beast such as men may bring as an offering to Jehovah, all such that any man gives to Jehovah shall be holy.

Lev 27:10  ‘He shall not substitute it or exchange it, good for bad or bad for good; and if he at all exchanges beast for beast, then both it and the one exchanged for it shall be holy.

Lev 27:11  ‘If it is an unclean beast which they do not offer as a sacrifice to Jehovah, then he shall present the beast before the priest;

Lev 27:12  ‘and the priest shall set a value for it, whether it is good or bad; as you, the priest, value it, so it shall be.

Lev 27:13  ‘But if he wants at all to redeem it, then he must add one- fifth to your valuation.

Lev 27:14  ‘And when a man sanctifies his house to be holy to Jehovah, then the priest shall set a value for it, whether it is good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand.

Lev 27:15  ‘If he who sanctified it wants to redeem his house, then he shall add one-fifth of the silver of your valuation to it, and it shall be his.

Lev 27:16  ‘And if a man sanctifies to Jehovah some part of a field of his possession, then your valuation shall be according to the seed for it.  A homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.

Lev 27:17  ‘If he sanctifies his field from the Year of Jubilee, according to your valuation it shall stand.

Lev 27:18  ‘But if he sanctifies his field after the Jubilee, then the priest shall reckon to him the silver due according to the years that remain until the Year of Jubilee, and it shall be deducted from your valuation.

Lev 27:19  ‘And if he who sanctifies the field ever wishes to redeem it, then he must add one-fifth of the silver of your valuation to it, and it shall belong to him.

Lev 27:20  ‘But if he does not want to redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed anymore;

Lev 27:21  ‘but the field, when it is released in the Jubilee, shall be holy to Jehovah, as a devoted field; it shall be the possession of the priest.

Lev 27:22  ‘And if a man sanctifies to Jehovah a field which he has bought, which is not the field of his possession,

Lev 27:23  ‘then the priest shall reckon to him the worth of your valuation, up to the Year of Jubilee, and he shall give your valuation on that day as a holy offering to Jehovah.

Lev 27:24  ‘In the Year of Jubilee the field shall return to him from whom it was bought, to the one who owned the land as a possession.

Lev 27:25  ‘And all your valuations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs to the shekel.

Lev 27:26  ‘But the firstling of the beasts, which should be Jehovah’s firstling, no man shall sanctify; whether it is an ox or sheep, it is Jehovah’s.

Lev 27:27  ‘And if it is an unclean beast, then he shall redeem it according to your valuation, and shall add one-fifth to it; or if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your valuation.

Lev 27:28  ‘Nevertheless no devoted offering that a man may devote to Jehovah of all that he has, both man and beast, or the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed; every devoted offering is most Holy to Jehovah.

Lev 27:29  ‘No person under the ban, who may become doomed to destruction among men, shall be redeemed, but shall surely be put to death.

Lev 27:30  ‘And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is Jehovah’s.  It is holy to Jehovah.

Lev 27:31  ‘If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it.

Lev 27:32  ‘And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to Jehovah.

Lev 27:33  ‘He shall not inquire whether it is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; and if he exchanges it at all, then both it and the one exchanged for it shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.’”

Lev 27:34  These are the commandments which Jehovah commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai.

 

Numbers

Num 1:1  Now Jehovah spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of the appointed times, on the first day of the second new moon, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying:

Num 1:2  “Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, every male individually,

Num 1:3  “from twenty years old and above; all who are able to go to war in Israel.  You and Aaron shall number them by their hosts.

Num 1:4  “And with you there shall be a man from every tribe, each one the head of his father’s house.

Num 1:5  “These are the names of the men who shall stand with you: from Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur;

Num 1:6  “from Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai;

Num 1:7  “from Judah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab;

Num 1:8  “from Issachar, Nethaneel the son of Zuar;

Num 1:9  “from Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon;

Num 1:10  “from the sons of Joseph: from Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; from Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur;

Num 1:11  “from Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni;

Num 1:12  “from Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai;

Num 1:13  “from Asher, Pagiel the son of Ocran;

Num 1:14  “from Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel;

Num 1:15  “from Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.”

Num 1:16  These were chosen from the congregation, leaders of their fathers’ tribes, heads of the divisions in Israel.

Num 1:17  Then Moses and Aaron took these men who had been mentioned by name,

Num 1:18  and they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second new moon; and they recited their ancestry by families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, each one individually.

Num 1:19  As Jehovah commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the Wilderness of Sinai.

Num 1:20  Now the children of Reuben, Israel’s oldest son, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, every male individually, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:21  those who were numbered of the tribe of Reuben were forty-six thousand five hundred.

Num 1:22  From the children of Simeon, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, of those who were numbered, according to the number of names, every male individually, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:23  those who were numbered of the tribe of Simeon were fifty-nine thousand three hundred.

Num 1:24  From the children of Gad, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:25  those who were numbered of the tribe of Gad were forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty.

Num 1:26  From the children of Judah, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:27  those who were numbered of the tribe of Judah were seventy-four thousand six hundred.

Num 1:28  From the children of Issachar, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:29  those who were numbered of the tribe of Issachar were fifty-four thousand four hundred.

Num 1:30  From the children of Zebulun, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:31  those who were numbered of the tribe of Zebulun were fifty-seven thousand four hundred.

Num 1:32  From the sons of Joseph, the children of Ephraim, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:33  those who were numbered of the tribe of Ephraim were forty thousand five hundred.

Num 1:34  From the children of Manasseh, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:35  those who were numbered of the tribe of Manasseh were thirty-two thousand two hundred.

Num 1:36  From the children of Benjamin, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:37  those who were numbered of the tribe of Benjamin were thirty-five thousand four hundred.

Num 1:38  From the children of Dan, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:39  those who were numbered of the tribe of Dan were sixty-two thousand seven hundred.

Num 1:40  From the children of Asher, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:41  those who were numbered of the tribe of Asher were forty-one thousand five hundred.

Num 1:42  From the children of Naphtali, their genealogies by their families, by their fathers’ house, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war:

Num 1:43  those who were numbered of the tribe of Naphtali were fifty-three thousand four hundred.

Num 1:44  These are the ones who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, with the leaders of Israel, twelve men, each one representing his father’s house.

Num 1:45  So all who were numbered of the children of Israel, by their fathers’ houses, from twenty years old and above, all who were able to go to war in Israel;

Num 1:46  all who were numbered were six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty.

Num 1:47  But the Levites were not numbered among them by their fathers’ tribe;

Num 1:48  for Jehovah had spoken to Moses, saying:

Num 1:49  “Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor take a census of them among the children of Israel;

Num 1:50  “but you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the Testimony, over all its furnishings, and over all things that belong to it; they shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they shall attend to it and camp around the tabernacle.

Num 1:51  “And when the tabernacle is to go forward, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall set it up.  The outsider who comes near shall be put to death.

Num 1:52  “The children of Israel shall pitch their tents, everyone by his own camp, everyone by his own standard, according to their hosts;

Num 1:53  “but the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the Testimony, that there may be no wrath on the congregation of the children of Israel; and the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the Testimony.”

Num 1:54  Thus the children of Israel did; according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses, so they did.

Num 2:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:

Num 2:2  “Everyone of the children of Israel shall camp by his own standard, beside the emblems of his father’s house; they shall camp some distance from the tent of the appointed times.

Num 2:3  “On the east, facing sunrise, those of the standard of the forces with Judah shall camp according to their hosts; and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be the leader of the children of Judah.”

Num 2:4  And his host was numbered at seventy-four thousand six hundred.

Num 2:5  “Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar, and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be the leader of the children of Issachar.”

Num 2:6  And his host was numbered at fifty-four thousand four hundred.

Num 2:7  “Then shall come the tribe of Zebulun, and Eliab the son of Helon shall be the leader of the children of Zebulun.”

Num 2:8  And his host was numbered at fifty-seven thousand four hundred.

Num 2:9  “All who were numbered according to their hosts of the forces with Judah, one hundred and eighty-six thousand four hundred; these shall break camp first.

Num 2:10  “On the south side shall be the standard of the forces with Reuben according to their hosts, and the leader of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.”

Num 2:11  And his host was numbered at forty-six thousand five hundred.

Num 2:12  “Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon, and the leader of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.”

Num 2:13  And his host was numbered at fifty-nine thousand three hundred.

Num 2:14  “Then shall come the tribe of Gad, and the leader of the children of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.”

Num 2:15  And his host was numbered at forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty.

Num 2:16  “All who were numbered according to their hosts of the forces with Reuben, one hundred and fifty-one thousand four hundred and fifty; they shall be the second to break camp.

Num 2:17  “Then the tent of the appointed times shall move out with the camp of the Levites in the middle of the camps; as they camp, so they shall move out, everyone in his place, by their standards.

Num 2:18  “On the west side shall be the standard of the forces with Ephraim according to their hosts, and the leader of the children of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.”

Num 2:19  And his host was numbered at forty thousand five hundred.

Num 2:20  “Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh, and the leader of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.”

Num 2:21  And his host was numbered at thirty-two thousand two hundred.

Num 2:22  “Then shall come the tribe of Benjamin, and the leader of the children of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.”

Num 2:23  And his host was numbered at thirty-five thousand four hundred.

Num 2:24  “All who were numbered according to their hosts of the forces with Ephraim, one hundred and eight thousand one hundred; they shall be the third to break camp.

Num 2:25  “The standard of the forces with Dan shall be on the north side according to their hosts, and the leader of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.”

Num 2:26  And his host was numbered at sixty-two thousand seven hundred.

Num 2:27  “Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher, and the leader of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ocran.”

Num 2:28  And his host was numbered at forty-one thousand five hundred.

Num 2:29  “Then shall come the tribe of Naphtali, and the leader of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.”

Num 2:30  And his host was numbered at fifty-three thousand four hundred.

Num 2:31  “All who were numbered of the forces with Dan, one hundred and fifty-seven thousand six hundred; they shall break camp last, with their standards.”

Num 2:32  These are the ones who were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathers’ houses.  All who were numbered according to their hosts of the forces were six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty.

Num 2:33  But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel, just as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Num 2:34  Thus the children of Israel did according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses; so they camped by their standards and so they broke camp, each one by his family, according to their fathers’ houses.

Num 3:1  Now these are the records of Aaron and Moses when Jehovah spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai.

Num 3:2  And these are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab, the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

Num 3:3  These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests, whom he consecrated to serve as priests.

Num 3:4  Nadab and Abihu had died before Jehovah when they offered profane fire before Jehovah in the Wilderness of Sinai; and they had no children.  So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests under the oversight of Aaron their father.

Num 3:5  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 3:6  “Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him.

Num 3:7  “And they shall attend to his needs and the needs of the whole congregation before the tent of the appointed times, to do the work of the tabernacle.

Num 3:8  “Also they shall attend to all the furnishings of the tent of the appointed times, and to the needs of the children of Israel, to do the work of the tabernacle.

Num 3:9  “And you shall give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; they are given entirely to him from among the children of Israel.

Num 3:10  “So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall attend to their priesthood; but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death.”

Num 3:11  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 3:12  “Now behold, I Myself have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of every firstborn who opens the womb among the children of Israel.  Therefore the Levites shall be Mine,

Num 3:13  “because all the firstborn are Mine.  On the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast.  They shall be Mine.  I am Jehovah.”1

Num 3:14  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai, saying:

Num 3:15  “Number the children of Levi by their fathers’ houses, by their families; you shall number every male from a new moon old and above.”

Num 3:16  So Moses numbered them according to the mouth of Jehovah, as he was commanded.

Num 3:17  These were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Num 3:18  And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei.

Num 3:19  And the sons of Kohath by their families: Amram, Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

Num 3:20  And the sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi.  These are the families of the Levites by their fathers’ houses.

Num 3:21  From Gershon came the family of the Libnites and the family of the Shimites; these were the families of the Gershonites.

Num 3:22  Those who were numbered, according to the number of all the males from a new moon old and above; of those who were numbered there were seven thousand five hundred.

Num 3:23  The families of the Gershonites were to camp behind the tabernacle westward.

Num 3:24  And the leader of the fathers’ house of the Gershonites was Eliasaph the son of Lael.

Num 3:25  The duties of the children of Gershon in the tent of the appointed times, the tabernacle, the tent with its covering, the screen for the door of the tent of the appointed times,

Num 3:26  the screen for the door of the court, the hangings of the court which are around the tabernacle and the altar, and their cords, according to all the work relating to them.

Num 3:27  From Kohath came the family of the Amramites, the family of the Izharites, the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites; these were the families of the Kohathites.

Num 3:28  According to the number of all the males, from a new moon old and above, there were eight thousand six hundred keeping charge of the sanctuary.

Num 3:29  The families of the children of Kohath were to camp on the south side of the tabernacle.

Num 3:30  And the leader of the fathers’ house of the families of the Kohathites was Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.

Num 3:31  Their duty included the ark, the table, the menorah, the altars, the utensils of the sanctuary with which they served, the screen, and all the work relating to them.

Num 3:32  And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest was to be chief over the leaders of the Levites, with oversight of those who kept charge of the sanctuary.

Num 3:33  From Merari came the family of the Mahlites and the family of the Mushites; these were the families of Merari.

Num 3:34  And those who were numbered, according to the number of all the males from a new moon old and above, were six thousand two hundred.

Num 3:35  The leader of the fathers’ house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail.  These were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.

Num 3:36  And the appointed duty of the children of Merari included the boards of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, its utensils, all the work relating to them,

Num 3:37  and the pillars of the court all around, with their sockets, their pegs, and their cords.

Num 3:38  Moreover those who were to camp before the tabernacle on the east, facing sunrise, before the tent of the appointed times, were Moses, Aaron, and his sons, keeping charge of the sanctuary, to meet the needs of the children of Israel; but the foreigner who came near was to be put to death.

Num 3:39  All who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the mouth of Jehovah, by their families, all the males from a new moon old and above, were twenty-two thousand.

Num 3:40  Then Jehovah said to Moses: “Number all the firstborn males of the children of Israel from a new moon old and above, and take the number of their names.

Num 3:41  “And you shall take the Levites for Me; I am Jehovah; instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the livestock of the children of Israel.”

Num 3:42  So Moses numbered all the firstborn among the children of Israel, as Jehovah commanded him.

Num 3:43  And all the firstborn males, according to the number of names from a new moon old and above, of those who were numbered of them, were twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventy-three.

Num 3:44  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 3:45  “Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites instead of their livestock.  The Levites shall be Mine.  I am Jehovah.

Num 3:46  “And for the redemption of the two hundred and seventy-three of the firstborn of the children of Israel, who are more than the number of the Levites,

Num 3:47  “you shall take five shekels for each one individually; you shall take them in the currency of the shekel of the sanctuary, the shekel of twenty gerahs.

Num 3:48  “And you shall give the silver, with which the excess number of them is redeemed, to Aaron and his sons.”

Num 3:49  So Moses took the redemption silver from those who were over and above those who were redeemed by the Levites.

Num 3:50  From the firstborn of the children of Israel he took the silver, one thousand three hundred and sixty-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

Num 3:51  And Moses gave their redemption silver to Aaron and his sons, according to the word of Jehovah, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Num 4:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:

Num 4:2  “Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the children of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ house,

Num 4:3  “from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of the appointed times.

Num 4:4  “This is the service of the sons of Kohath in the tent of the appointed times, relating to the Holy of Holies:

Num 4:5  “When the camp prepares to journey, Aaron and his sons shall come, and they shall take down the covering veil and cover the ark of the Testimony with it.

Num 4:6  “Then they shall put on it a covering of badger skins, and spread over that a cloth entirely of blue; and they shall insert its poles.

Num 4:7  “On the table of the presentation they shall spread a blue cloth, and put on it the dishes, the pans, the bowls, and the pitchers for pouring; and the showbread shall be on it.

Num 4:8  “They shall spread over them a scarlet cloth, and cover the same with a covering of badger skins; and they shall insert its poles.

Num 4:9  “And they shall take a blue cloth and cover the menorah of the light, with its lamps, its wick-trimmers, its trays, and all its oil vessels, with which they service it.

Num 4:10  “Then they shall put it with all its utensils in a covering of badger skins, and put it on a carrying beam.

Num 4:11  “Over the golden altar they shall spread a blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of badger skins; and they shall insert its poles.

Num 4:12  “Then they shall take all the utensils of service with which they serve in the sanctuary, put them in a blue cloth, cover them with a covering of badger skins, and put them on a carrying beam.

Num 4:13  “Also they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it.

Num 4:14  “They shall put on it all its implements with which they serve there; the firepans, the forks, the shovels, the basins, and all the utensils of the altar; and they shall spread on it a covering of badger skins, and insert its poles.

Num 4:15  “And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is set to go, then the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them; but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die.  These are the things in the tent of the appointed times which the sons of Kohath are to carry.

Num 4:16  “The appointed duty of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest is the oil for the light, the sweet incense, the daily grain offering, the anointing oil, the oversight of all the tabernacle, of all that is in it, with the sanctuary and its furnishings.”

Num 4:17  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:

Num 4:18  “Do not cut off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites;

Num 4:19  “but do this in regard to them, that they may live and not die when they approach the Holy of Holies: Aaron and his sons shall go in and appoint each of them to his service and his task.

Num 4:20  “But they shall not go in to watch while the holy things are being covered, lest they die.”

Num 4:21  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 4:22  “Also take a census of the sons of Gershon, by their fathers’ house, by their families.

Num 4:23  “From thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, you shall number them, all who enter to perform the service, to do the work in the tent of the appointed times.

Num 4:24  “This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and carrying:

Num 4:25  “They shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle and the tent of the appointed times with its covering, the covering of badger skins that is on it, the screen for the door of the tent of the appointed times,

Num 4:26  “the screen for the door of the gate of the court, the hangings of the court which are around the tabernacle and altar, and their cords, all the furnishings for their service and all that is made for these things: so shall they serve.

Num 4:27  “Aaron and his sons shall assign all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, all their tasks and all their service.  And you shall appoint to them all their tasks as their duty.

Num 4:28  “This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tent of the appointed times.  And their duties shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

Num 4:29  “As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them by their families and by their fathers’ house.

Num 4:30  “From thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, you shall number them, everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tent of the appointed times.

Num 4:31  “And this is what they must carry as all their service for the tent of the appointed times: the boards of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,

Num 4:32  “and the pillars around the court with their sockets, pegs, and cords, with all their furnishings and all their service; and you shall assign to each man by name the items he must carry.

Num 4:33  “This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, as all their service for the tent of the appointed times, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.”

Num 4:34  And Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families and by their fathers’ house,

Num 4:35  from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of the appointed times;

Num 4:36  and those who were numbered by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.

Num 4:37  These were the ones who were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all who might serve in the tent of the appointed times, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the mouth of Jehovah by the hand of Moses.

Num 4:38  And those who were numbered of the sons of Gershon, by their families and by their fathers’ house,

Num 4:39  from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of the appointed times;

Num 4:40  those who were numbered by their families, by their fathers’ house, were two thousand six hundred and thirty.

Num 4:41  These are the ones who were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, of all who might serve in the tent of the appointed times, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the mouth of Jehovah.

Num 4:42  Those of the families of the sons of Merari who were numbered, by their families, by their fathers’ house,

Num 4:43  from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of the appointed times;

Num 4:44  those who were numbered by their families were three thousand two hundred.

Num 4:45  These are the ones who were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the mouth of Jehovah by the hand of Moses.

Num 4:46  All who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel numbered, by their families and by their fathers’ houses,

Num 4:47  from thirty years old and above, even to fifty years old, everyone who came to do the work of service and the work of bearing burdens in the tent of the appointed times;

Num 4:48  those who were numbered were eight thousand five hundred and eighty.

Num 4:49  According to the mouth of Jehovah they were numbered by the hand of Moses, each according to his service and according to his task; thus were they numbered by him, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Num 5:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 5:2  “Command the children of Israel that they put out of the camp every leper, everyone who has a discharge, and whoever becomes unclean by a dead soul.

Num 5:3  “You shall put out both male and female; you shall put them outside the camp, that they may not make their camps unclean in the midst of which I dwell.”

Num 5:4  And the children of Israel did so, and put them outside the camp; as Jehovah spoke to Moses, so the children of Israel did.

Num 5:5  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 5:6  “Speak to the children of Israel: ‘When a man or woman commits any sin that men commit in unfaithfulness against Jehovah, and that soul is guilty,

Num 5:7  ‘then he shall confess the sin which he has done.  He shall make restitution for his trespass in full value plus one-fifth of it, and give it to the one he has wronged.

Num 5:8  ‘But if the man has no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the restitution for the wrong must go to Jehovah for the priest, in addition to the ram of the atonement with which atonement is made for him.

Num 5:9  ‘Every offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they bring to the priest, shall be his.

Num 5:10  ‘And every man’s holy things shall be his; whatever any man gives the priest shall be his.’”

Num 5:11  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 5:12  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘If any man’s wife goes astray and behaves unfaithfully toward him,

Num 5:13  ‘and a man lies with her, having intercourse, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and it is concealed that she has made herself unclean, and there was no witness against her, nor was she caught;

Num 5:14  ‘if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife, who has made herself unclean; or if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife, although she has not made herself unclean;

Num 5:15  ‘then the man shall bring his wife to the priest.  He shall bring the offering required for her, one-tenth of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil on it and put no frankincense on it, because it is a grain offering of jealousy, an offering for remembering, for bringing iniquity to remembrance.

Num 5:16  ‘And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before Jehovah.

Num 5:17  ‘The priest shall take sacred water in an earthen vessel, and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the booth and put it into the water.

Num 5:18  ‘Then the priest shall stand the woman before Jehovah, uncover the woman’s head, and put the offering for remembering in her hands, which is the grain offering of jealousy.  And the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that brings a curse.

Num 5:19  ‘And the priest shall put her under oath, and say to the woman, “If no man has lain with you, and if you have not gone astray to uncleanness while under your husband’s authority, be free from this bitter water that brings a curse.

Num 5:20  “But if you have gone astray while under your husband’s authority, and if you have made yourself unclean and some man other than your husband has lain with you”;

Num 5:21  ‘then the priest shall put the woman under the oath of the curse, and he shall say to the woman; “Jehovah make you a curse and an oath among your people, when Jehovah makes your loins rot and your belly swell;

Num 5:22  “and may this water that causes the curse go into your stomach, and make your belly swell and your loins rot.” Then the woman shall say, “Amen, so be it.”

Num 5:23  ‘Then the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall scrape them off into the bitter water.

Num 5:24  ‘And he shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter her to become bitter.

Num 5:25  ‘Then the priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman’s hand, shall wave the offering before Jehovah, and bring it to the altar;

Num 5:26  ‘and the priest shall take a handful of the offering, as its memorial portion, burn it on the altar, and afterwards make the woman drink the water.

Num 5:27  ‘When he has made her drink the water, then it shall be, if she has made herself unclean and behaved unfaithfully toward her husband, that the water that brings a curse will enter her and become bitter, and her belly will swell, her loins will rot, and the woman will become a curse among her people.

Num 5:28  ‘But if the woman has not made herself unclean, and is clean, then she shall be free and may conceive children.

Num 5:29  ‘This is the Instruction of jealousy, when a wife, while under her husband’s authority, goes astray and makes herself unclean,

Num 5:30  ‘or when the spirit of jealousy comes upon a man, and he becomes jealous of his wife; then he shall stand the woman before Jehovah, and the priest shall execute all this Instruction upon her.

Num 5:31  ‘Then the man shall be free from iniquity, but that woman shall bear her guilt.’”

Num 6:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 6:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When either a man or woman consecrates an offering to take the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself to Jehovah,

Num 6:3  ‘he shall separate himself from wine and similar drink; he shall drink neither vinegar made from wine nor vinegar made from similar drink; neither shall he drink any grape juice, nor eat fresh grapes or raisins.

Num 6:4  ‘All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is produced by the grapevine, from seed to skin.

Num 6:5  ‘All the days of the vow of his separation no razor shall come upon his head; until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to Jehovah; he shall be sacred.  Then he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

Num 6:6  ‘All the days that he separates himself to Jehovah he shall not go near a dead soul.

Num 6:7  ‘He shall not make himself unclean even for his father or his mother, for his brother or his sister, when they die, because his separation to God is on his head.

Num 6:8  ‘All the days of his separation he shall be sacred to Jehovah.

Num 6:9  ‘And if anyone dies very suddenly beside him, and he makes his consecrated head unclean, then he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he shall shave it.

Num 6:10  ‘Then on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the door of the tent of the appointed times;

Num 6:11  ‘and the priest shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, and make atonement for him, because he sinned by reason of the dead soul; and he shall sanctify his head that same day.

Num 6:12  ‘He shall consecrate to Jehovah the days of his separation, and bring a male lamb in its first year as a trespass offering; but the former days shall be lost, because his separation was unclean.

Num 6:13  ‘Now this is the Instruction of the Nazirite: When the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall be brought to the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Num 6:14  ‘And he shall present his offering to Jehovah: one male lamb in its first year without blemish as a burnt offering, one ewe lamb in its first year without blemish as a sin offering, one ram without blemish as a peace offering,

Num 6:15  ‘a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and their grain offering with their drink offerings.

Num 6:16  ‘Then the priest shall bring them before Jehovah and offer his sin offering and his burnt offering;

Num 6:17  ‘and he shall offer the ram as a sacrifice of peace offering to Jehovah, with the basket of unleavened bread; the priest shall also offer its grain offering and its drink offering.

Num 6:18  ‘Then the Nazirite shall shave his consecrated head at the door of the tent of the appointed times, and shall take the hair from his consecrated head and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offering.

Num 6:19  ‘And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, one unleavened cake from the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and put them upon the hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved his consecrated hair,

Num 6:20  ‘and the priest shall wave them as a wave offering before Jehovah; they are holy for the priest, together with the breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering.  After that the Nazirite may drink wine.’

Num 6:21  “This is the Instruction of the Nazirite who vows to Jehovah the offering for his separation, and besides that, whatever else his hand is able to provide; according to the vow which he takes, so he must do according to the Instruction of his separation.”1

Num 6:22  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 6:23  “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel.  Say to them:

Num 6:24  “Jehovah bless you and keep you;

Num 6:25  Jehovah make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

Num 6:26  Jehovah lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”’

Num 6:27  “So they shall put My Name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”

Num 7:1  Now it came to pass, when Moses had finished setting up the booth, that he anointed it and sanctified it and all its furnishings, and the altar and all its utensils; so he anointed them and sanctified them.

Num 7:2  Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of their fathers’ houses, who were the leaders of the tribes and over those who were numbered, made an offering.

Num 7:3  And they brought their offering before Jehovah, six covered carts and twelve oxen, a cart for every two of the leaders, and for each one an ox; and they presented them before the booth.

Num 7:4  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 7:5  “Accept these from them, that they may be used in doing the work of the tent of the appointed times; and you shall give them to the Levites, to every man according to his service.”

Num 7:6  So Moses took the carts and the oxen, and gave them to the Levites.

Num 7:7  Two carts and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gershon, according to their service;

Num 7:8  and four carts and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

Num 7:9  But to the sons of Kohath he gave none, because theirs was the service of the holy things, which they carried on their shoulders.

Num 7:10  Now the leaders offered the dedication offering for the altar when it was anointed; so the leaders offered their offering before the altar.

Num 7:11  For Jehovah said to Moses, “They shall offer their offering, one leader each day, for the dedication of the altar.”

Num 7:12  And the one who offered his offering on the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, from the tribe of Judah.

Num 7:13  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:14  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:15  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:16  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:17  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

Num 7:18  On the second day Nethaneel the son of Zuar, leader of Issachar, presented an offering.

Num 7:19  For his offering he offered one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:20  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:21  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:22  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:23  and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

Num 7:24  On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, leader of the children of Zebulun, presented an offering.

Num 7:25  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:26  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:27  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:28  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:29  and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.

Num 7:30  On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, leader of the children of Reuben, presented an offering.

Num 7:31  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:32  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:33  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:34  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:35  and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur.

Num 7:36  On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, leader of the children of Simeon, presented an offering.

Num 7:37  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:38  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:39  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:40  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:41  and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

Num 7:42  On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, leader of the children of Gad, presented an offering.

Num 7:43  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:44  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:45  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:46  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:47  and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

Num 7:48  On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, leader of the children of Ephraim, presented an offering.

Num 7:49  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:50  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:51  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:52  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:53  and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud.

Num 7:54  On the eighth day Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, leader of the children of Manasseh, presented an offering.

Num 7:55  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:56  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:57  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:58  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:59  and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

Num 7:60  On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, leader of the children of Benjamin, presented an offering.

Num 7:61  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:62  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:63  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:64  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:65  and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.

Num 7:66  On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, leader of the children of Dan, presented an offering.

Num 7:67  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:68  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:69  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:70  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:71  and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

Num 7:72  On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ocran, leader of the children of Asher, presented an offering.

Num 7:73  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:74  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:75  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:76  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:77  and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ocran.

Num 7:78  On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, leader of the children of Naphtali, presented an offering.

Num 7:79  His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering;

Num 7:80  one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

Num 7:81  one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

Num 7:82  one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

Num 7:83  and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs in their first year.  This was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.

Num 7:84  This was the dedication offering for the altar from the leaders of Israel, when it was anointed: twelve silver platters, twelve silver bowls, and twelve gold pans.

Num 7:85  Each silver platter weighed one hundred and thirty shekels and each bowl seventy shekels.  All the silver of the vessels weighed two thousand four hundred shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

Num 7:86  The twelve gold pans full of incense weighed ten shekels apiece, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the pans weighed one hundred and twenty shekels.

Num 7:87  All the oxen for the burnt offering were twelve young bulls, the rams twelve, the male lambs in their first year twelve, with their grain offering, and the kids of the goats as a sin offering twelve.

Num 7:88  And all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace offerings were twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, and the lambs in their first year sixty.  This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.

Num 7:89  Now when Moses went into the tent of the appointed times to speak with Him, he heard the voice of One speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the Testimony, from between the two cherubim; thus He spoke to him.

Num 8:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 8:2  “Speak to Aaron, and say to him, ‘When you arrange the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the menorah.’”

Num 8:3  And Aaron did so; he arranged the lamps to face toward the front of the menorah, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Num 8:4  Now this workmanship of the menorah was of hammered gold; from its shaft to its flowers it was hammered work.  According to the pattern which Jehovah had shown Moses, so he made the menorah.

Num 8:5  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 8:6  “Take the Levites from among the children of Israel and cleanse them ceremonially.

Num 8:7  “Thus you shall do to them to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purification on them, and let them shave all their body, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.

Num 8:8  “Then let them take a young bull with its grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, and you shall take another young bull as a sin offering.

Num 8:9  “And you shall bring the Levites before the tent of the appointed times, and you shall gather together the whole assembly of the children of Israel.

Num 8:10  “So you shall bring the Levites before Jehovah, and the children of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites;

Num 8:11  “and Aaron shall offer the Levites before Jehovah, as though a wave offering from the children of Israel, that they may perform the work of Jehovah.

Num 8:12  “Then the Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the young bulls, and you shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering to Jehovah, to make atonement for the Levites.

Num 8:13  “And you shall stand the Levites before Aaron and his sons, and then offer them as though a wave offering to Jehovah.

Num 8:14  “Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be Mine.

Num 8:15  “After that the Levites shall go in to service the tent of the appointed times.  So you shall cleanse them and offer them, as though a wave offering.

Num 8:16  “For they are wholly given to Me from among the children of Israel; I have taken them for Myself instead of all who open the womb, the firstborn of all the children of Israel.

Num 8:17  “For all the firstborn among the children of Israel are Mine, both man and beast; on the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them to Myself.

Num 8:18  “I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn of the children of Israel.

Num 8:19  “And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the work for the children of Israel in the tent of the appointed times, and to make atonement for the children of Israel, that there be no plague among the children of Israel when the children of Israel come near the sanctuary.”

Num 8:20  Thus Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel did to the Levites; according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so the children of Israel did to them.

Num 8:21  And the Levites purified themselves and washed their clothes; then Aaron presented them, as though a wave offering before Jehovah, and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them.

Num 8:22  After that the Levites went in to do their work in the tent of the appointed times before Aaron and his sons; as Jehovah commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them.

Num 8:23  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 8:24  “This is what pertains to the Levites: From twenty-five years old and above one may enter to perform service in the work of the tent of the appointed times;

Num 8:25  “and at the age of fifty years they must cease performing this work, and shall work no more.

Num 8:26  “They may serve with their brethren in the tent of the appointed times, to attend to needs, but they themselves shall do no work.  Thus you shall do to the Levites regarding their duties.”

Num 9:1  Now Jehovah spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai, in the first new moon of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying:

Num 9:2  “Let the children of Israel keep the Passover at its appointed time.

Num 9:3  “On the fourteenth day of this new moon, between the evenings, you shall keep it at its appointed time.  According to all its statutes and judgements you shall keep it.”

Num 9:4  So Moses told the children of Israel that they should keep the Passover.

Num 9:5  And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first new moon, between the evenings, in the Wilderness of Sinai; according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did.

Num 9:6  Now there were certain men who were made unclean by the dead soul of a man, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day; and they came before Moses and Aaron that day.

Num 9:7  And those men said to him, “We became unclean by the dead soul of a man.  Why are we kept from presenting the offering of Jehovah at its appointed time among the children of Israel?”

Num 9:8  And Moses said to them, “Stand still, that I may hear what Jehovah will command concerning you.”

Num 9:9  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 9:10  “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If anyone of you or your posterity is unclean because of a dead soul, or is far away on a journey, he may still keep Jehovah’s Passover.

Num 9:11  ‘On the fourteenth day of the second new moon, between the evenings, they may keep it.  They shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitterness.

Num 9:12  ‘They shall leave none of it until morning, nor break one of its bones.  According to all the statutes of the Passover they shall keep it.

Num 9:13  ‘But the man who is clean and is not on a journey, and ceases to keep the Passover, that same soul shall be cut off from among his people, because he did not bring the offering of Jehovah at its appointed time; that man shall bear his sin.

Num 9:14  ‘And if a stranger sojourns among you, and would keep Jehovah’s Passover, he must do so according to the statutes of the Passover and according to its judgements; you shall have one statute for both the stranger and the native of the land.’”

Num 9:15  And on the day that the booth was raised up, the cloud covered the booth, the tent of the Testimony; from evening until morning it was above the booth like the appearance of fire.

Num 9:16  So it was always: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

Num 9:17  When the mouth of the cloud was taken up from above the tent, after that the children of Israel would journey; and in the place where the cloud settled, there the children of Israel would pitch.

Num 9:18  At the mouth of Jehovah the children of Israel would journey, and at the mouth of Jehovah they would camp; as long as the cloud stayed above the booth they remained encamped.

Num 9:19  Even when the cloud continued long, many days above the booth, the children of Israel kept the charge of Jehovah and did not journey.

Num 9:20  So it was, when the cloud was above the booth a few days: according to the mouth of Jehovah they would remain encamped, and according to the mouth of Jehovah they would journey.

Num 9:21  So it was, when the cloud remained only from evening until morning: when the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they would journey; whether by day or by night, whenever the cloud was taken up, they would journey.

Num 9:22  Whether it was two days, a new moon, or a year that the cloud remained above the booth, the children of Israel would remain encamped and not journey; but when it was taken up, they would journey.

Num 9:23  At the mouth of Jehovah they remained encamped, and at the mouth of Jehovah they journeyed; they kept the charge of Jehovah, at the mouth of Jehovah by the hand of Moses.

Num 10:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 10:2  “Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you shall make them of hammered work; you shall use them for calling the assembly and for directing the movement of the camps.

Num 10:3  “When they blow both of them, all the assembly shall gather before you at the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Num 10:4  “But if they blow only one, then the leaders, the heads of the divisions of Israel, shall gather to you.

Num 10:5  “When you blow and shout, the camps that lie on the east side shall then begin their journey.

Num 10:6  “When you blow and shout the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall begin their journey; they shall sound the call for them to begin their journeys.

Num 10:7  “And when the congregation is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but not shout.

Num 10:8  “The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and these shall be to you as a statute forever throughout your generations.

Num 10:9  “When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall cry out with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before Jehovah your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.

Num 10:10  “Also in the day of your gladness, in your appointed feasts, and at the beginning of your new moons, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for you before your God.  I am Jehovah your God.”

Num 10:11  Now it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second new moon, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from above the booth of the Testimony.

Num 10:12  And the children of Israel set out from the Wilderness of Sinai on their journeys; then the cloud settled down in the Wilderness of Paran.

Num 10:13  So they started out for the first time according to the mouth of Jehovah by the hand of Moses.

Num 10:14  The standard of the camp of the children of Judah set out first according to their hosts; over their host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

Num 10:15  Over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

Num 10:16  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon.

Num 10:17  Then the booth was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set out, carrying the booth.

Num 10:18  And the standard of the camp of Reuben set out according to their hosts; over their host was Elizur the son of Shedeur.

Num 10:19  Over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

Num 10:20  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

Num 10:21  Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy things.  (The booth would be prepared for their arrival.)

Num 10:22  And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set out according to their hosts; over their host was Elishama the son of Ammihud.

Num 10:23  Over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

Num 10:24  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.

Num 10:25  Then the standard of the camp of the children of Dan, which formed the rear guard of all the camps, set out according to their hosts; over their host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

Num 10:26  Over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ocran.

Num 10:27  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan.

Num 10:28  Thus was the order of march of the children of Israel, according to their hosts, when they began their journey.

Num 10:29  Now Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place of which Jehovah said, ‘I will give it to you.’  Come with us, and we will treat you well; for Jehovah has promised good things to Israel.”

Num 10:30  And he said to him, “I will not go, but I will depart to my own land and to my kinsmen.”

Num 10:31  So Moses said, “Please do not leave, inasmuch as you know how we are to camp in the wilderness, and you can be our eyes.

Num 10:32  “And it shall be, if you go with us; indeed it shall be; that whatever good Jehovah will do to us, the same we will do to you.”

Num 10:33  So they departed from the mountain of Jehovah on a journey of three days; and the ark of the covenant of Jehovah went before them for the three days’ journey, to search out a resting place for them.

Num 10:34  And the cloud of Jehovah was above them by day when they went out from the camp.

Num 10:35  So it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moses said: “Rise up, O Jehovah!  Let Your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You.”

Num 10:36  And when it rested, he said: “Return, O Jehovah, to the many thousands of Israel.”

Num 11:1  Now when the people complained, it displeased Jehovah; for Jehovah heard it, and His anger was aroused.  So the fire of Jehovah burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp.

Num 11:2  Then the people cried out to Moses, and when Moses prayed to Jehovah, the fire was quenched.

Num 11:3  So he called the name of the place Taberah, because the fire of Jehovah had burned among them.

Num 11:4  Now the mixed crowd who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: “Who will give us meat to eat?

Num 11:5  “We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic;

Num 11:6  “but now our soul withers; there is not anything except this manna before our eyes!”

Num 11:7  Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its colour like the colour of bdellium.

Num 11:8  The people went about and gathered it, ground it on millstones or beat it in the mortar, cooked it in pans, and made cakes of it; and its taste was like the taste of pastry prepared with oil.

Num 11:9  And when the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell on it.

Num 11:10  Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, everyone at the door of his tent; and the anger of Jehovah was greatly aroused; Moses was also displeased.

Num 11:11  So Moses said to Jehovah, “Why have You afflicted Your servant?   And why have I not found favour in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all these people on me?

Num 11:12  “Did I conceive all these people?  Did I beget them, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom, as a guardian carries a nursing child,’ to the land which You swore to their fathers’

Num 11:13  “Where am I to get meat to give to all these people?  For they weep all over me, saying, ‘Give us meat, that we may eat.’

Num 11:14  “I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me.

Num 11:15  “If You treat me like this, please kill me here and now; if I have found favour in Your sight; and do not let me see my wretchedness!”

Num 11:16  So Jehovah said to Moses: “Gather to Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tent of the appointed times, that they may stand there with you.

Num 11:17  “Then I will come down and talk with you there.  I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone.

Num 11:18  “Then you shall say to the people, ‘Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the hearing of Jehovah, saying, “Who will give us meat to eat?  For it was well with us in Egypt.”  Therefore Jehovah will give you meat, and you shall eat.

Num 11:19  ‘You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days,

Num 11:20  ‘but for a whole new moon, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have despised Jehovah who is among you, and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever come up out of Egypt?”’”

Num 11:21  And Moses said, “The people whom I am among are six hundred thousand men on foot; yet You have said, ‘I will give them meat, that they may eat for a whole new moon.’

Num 11:22  “Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to provide enough for them?  Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to provide enough for them?”

Num 11:23  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Has Jehovah’s arm been shortened?  Now you shall see whether My word will befall you or not.”

Num 11:24  So Moses went out and told the people the words of Jehovah, and he gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tent.

Num 11:25  Then Jehovah came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and placed the same upon the seventy elders; and it happened, when the Spirit rested upon them, that they prophesied, although they never did so again.

Num 11:26  But two men had remained in the camp: the name of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad.  And the Spirit rested upon them.  Now they were among those listed, but who had not gone out to the tent; yet they prophesied in the camp.

Num 11:27  And a young man ran and told Moses, and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”

Num 11:28  So Jehoshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, one of his choice men, answered and said, “Moses my lord, forbid them!”

Num 11:29  Then Moses said to him, “Are you zealous for my sake?  Oh, that all Jehovah’s people were prophets and that Jehovah would put His Spirit upon them!”

Num 11:30  And Moses returned to the camp, both he and the elders of Israel.

Num 11:31  Now a wind went out from Jehovah, and it brought quail from the sea and left them fluttering near the camp, about a day’s journey on this side and about a day’s journey on the other side, all around the camp, and about two cubits above the surface of the ground.

Num 11:32  And the people stayed up all that day, all that night, and all the next day, and gathered the quail (he who gathered least gathered ten homers); and they spread them out for themselves all around the camp.

Num 11:33  But while the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of Jehovah was aroused against the people, and Jehovah struck the people with a very great plague.

Num 11:34  So he called the name of that place Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had yielded to craving.

Num 11:35  From Kibroth Hattaavah the people moved to Hazeroth, and camped at Hazeroth.

Num 12:1  Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman.1

Num 12:2  And they said, “Has Jehovah indeed spoken only through Moses?  Has He not spoken through us also?”  And Jehovah heard it.

Num 12:3  (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)

Num 12:4  Suddenly Jehovah said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, “Come out, you three, to the tent of the appointed times!” So the three came out.

Num 12:5  Then Jehovah came down in the pillar of cloud and stood in the door of the tent, and called Aaron and Miriam.  And they both went forward.

Num 12:6  Then He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, Jehovah, make Myself known to him in a vision, and I speak to him in a dream.

Num 12:7  Not so with My servant Moses; he is faithful in all My house.1

Num 12:8  I speak with him mouth to mouth, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of Jehovah.  Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?”

Num 12:9  So the anger of Jehovah was aroused against them, and He departed.

Num 12:10  And when the cloud departed from above the tent, suddenly Miriam became leprous, as white as snow.  Then Aaron turned toward Miriam, and there she was, a leper.

Num 12:11  So Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord!  Please do not lay this sin on us, in which we have done foolishly and in which we have sinned.

Num 12:12  “Please do not let her be as one dead, whose flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother’s womb!”

Num 12:13  So Moses cried out to Jehovah, saying, “Please heal her, O God, I pray!”

Num 12:14  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, would she not be shamed seven days?  Let her be shut out of the camp seven days, and after that she may be received again.”

Num 12:15  So Miriam was shut out of the camp seven days, and the people did not journey on until Miriam was brought in again.

Num 12:16  And afterwards the people moved from Hazeroth and camped in the Wilderness of Paran.

Num 13:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 13:2  “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them.”

Num 13:3  So Moses sent them from the Wilderness of Paran according to the mouth of Jehovah, all of the men who were heads of the children of Israel.

Num 13:4  Now these were their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur;

Num 13:5  from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori;

Num 13:6  from the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh;

Num 13:7  from the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph;

Num 13:8  from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun;

Num 13:9  from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu;

Num 13:10  from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi;

Num 13:11  from the tribe of Joseph, that is, from the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi;

Num 13:12  from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli;

Num 13:13  from the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael;

Num 13:14  from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi;

Num 13:15  from the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

Num 13:16  These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land.  And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Jehoshua.

Num 13:17  So Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, “Go up this way into the South, and go up to the mountains,

Num 13:18  “and see what the land is like: whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, few or many;

Num 13:19  “whether the land they dwell in is good or bad; whether the cities they inhabit are like camps or strongholds;

Num 13:20  “whether the land is rich or poor; and whether there are forests there or not.  Be of good courage.  And bring some of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the season of the first ripe grapes.

Num 13:21  So they went up and spied out the land from the Wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob, near the entrance of Hamath.

Num 13:22  And they went up through the South and came to Hebron; Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, were there.  (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

Num 13:23  Then they came to the Valley of Eshcol, and there cut down a branch with one cluster of grapes; they carried it between two of them on a pole.  They also brought some of the pomegranates and figs.

Num 13:24  The place was called the Valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the men of Israel cut down there.

Num 13:25  And they returned from spying out the land after forty days.

Num 13:26  So they departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.

Num 13:27  Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us.  It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

Num 13:28  “Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.

Num 13:29  “The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”

Num 13:30  Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

Num 13:31  But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”

Num 13:32  And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.

Num 13:33  “There we saw the Nefeel (the descendants of Anak came from the Nefeel); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

Num 14:1  Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.

Num 14:2  And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt!  Or if only we had died in this wilderness!

Num 14:3  “Why has Jehovah brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims?  Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?”

Num 14:4  So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.”

Num 14:5  Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

Num 14:6  And Jehoshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;

Num 14:7  and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.

Num 14:8  “If Jehovah delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’

Num 14:9  “Only do not rebel against Jehovah, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and Jehovah is with us.  Do not fear them.”

Num 14:10  And all the congregation said to stone them with stones.  Now the glory of Jehovah appeared in the tent of the appointed times before all the children of Israel.

Num 14:11  And Jehovah said to Moses: “How long will these people reject Me?  And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?

Num 14:12  “I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.”

Num 14:13  And Moses said to Jehovah: “Then the Egyptians will hear it, for by Your might You brought these people up from among them,

Num 14:14  “and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land.  They have heard that You, Jehovah, are among these people; that You, Jehovah, are seen face to face and that Your cloud stands above them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.

Num 14:15  “Now if You kill these people as one man, then the nations which have heard of Your fame will speak, saying,

Num 14:16  ‘Because Jehovah was not able to bring this people to the land which He swore to give them, therefore He killed them in the wilderness.’

Num 14:17  “And now, I pray, let the power of my Jehovah be great, just as You have spoken, saying,

Num 14:18  ‘Jehovah is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.’

Num 14:19  “Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of Your mercy, just as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.”

Num 14:20  Then Jehovah said: “I have pardoned, according to your word;

Num 14:21  “but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of Jehovah;

Num 14:22  “because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice,

Num 14:23  “they certainly shall not see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it.

Num 14:24  “But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it.

Num 14:25  “Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwell in the valley; tomorrow turn and move out into the wilderness by the Way of the Soph Sea.”

Num 14:26  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

Num 14:27  “How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who murmur against Me?  I have heard the murmurings which the children of Israel murmur against Me.

Num 14:28  “Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says Jehovah, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you:

Num 14:29  ‘The carcasses of you who have murmured against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above.

Num 14:30  ‘Except for Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Jehoshua the son of Nun, you shall by no means enter the land which I swore I would make you dwell in.

Num 14:31  ‘But your little ones, whom you said would be victims, I will bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised.

Num 14:32  ‘But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness.1

Num 14:33  ‘And your sons shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and bear the brunt of your infidelity, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness.

Num 14:34  ‘According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know My rejection.2

Num 14:35  ‘I Jehovah have spoken this; I will surely do so to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me.  In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.’”

Num 14:36  And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation murmur against him by bringing a bad report of the land,

Num 14:37  those very men who brought the evil report about the land, died by the plague before Jehovah.

Num 14:38  But Jehoshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive, of the men who went to spy out the land.

Num 14:39  Then Moses told these words to all the children of Israel, and the people mourned greatly.

Num 14:40  And they rose early in the morning and went up to the top of the mountain, saying, “Here we are, and we will go up to the place which Jehovah has promised, for we have sinned!”

Num 14:41  Then Moses said, “Now why do you transgress the mouth of Jehovah?  For this will not succeed.

Num 14:42  “Do not go up, lest you be defeated by your enemies, for Jehovah is not among you.

Num 14:43  “For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you shall fall by the sword; because you have turned away from Jehovah, Jehovah will not be with you.”

Num 14:44  But they presumed to go up to the mountaintop; nevertheless, neither the ark of the covenant of Jehovah nor Moses departed from the camp.

Num 14:45  Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who dwelt in that mountain came down and attacked them, and drove them back as far as Hormah.

Num 15:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 15:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you have come into the land you are to inhabit, which I am giving to you,

Num 15:3  ‘and you make an offering by fire to Jehovah, a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering or in your appointed feasts, to make a sweet aroma to Jehovah, from the herd or the flock,

Num 15:4  ‘then he who presents his offering to Jehovah shall bring a grain offering of one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one- fourth of a hin of oil;

Num 15:5  ‘and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a drink offering you shall prepare with the burnt offering or the sacrifice, for each lamb.

Num 15:6  ‘Or for a ram you shall prepare as a grain offering two- tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil;

Num 15:7  ‘and as a drink offering you shall offer one-third of a hin of wine as a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Num 15:8  ‘And when you prepare a young bull as a burnt offering, or as a sacrifice to fulfill a vow, or as a peace offering to Jehovah,

Num 15:9  ‘then shall be offered with the young bull a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with half a hin of oil;

Num 15:10  ‘and you shall bring as the drink offering half a hin of wine as an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Num 15:11  ‘Thus it shall be done for each young bull, for each ram, or for each lamb or young goat.

Num 15:12  ‘According to the number that you prepare, so you shall do with everyone according to their number.

Num 15:13  ‘All who are native-born shall do these things in this manner, in presenting an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Num 15:14  ‘And if a stranger sojourns with you, or whoever is among you throughout your generations, and would present an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Jehovah, just as you do, so shall he do.

Num 15:15  ‘One statute shall be for you of the congregation and for the stranger who sojourns with you, a statute forever throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the stranger be before Jehovah.

Num 15:16  ‘One Instruction and one judgement shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.’”

Num 15:17  Again Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 15:18  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land to which I bring you,

Num 15:19  ‘then it will be, when you eat of the bread of the land, that you shall offer up a heave offering to Jehovah.

Num 15:20  ‘You shall offer up a cake of the first of your ground meal as a heave offering; as a heave offering of the threshing floor, so shall you offer it up.

Num 15:21  ‘Of the first of your ground meal you shall give to Jehovah a heave offering throughout your generations.

Num 15:22  ‘And if you sin unintentionally, and do not observe all these commandments which Jehovah has spoken to Moses;

Num 15:23  ‘all that Jehovah has commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day Jehovah has commanded and onward throughout your generations;

Num 15:24  ‘then it will be, if it is unintentionally committed, without the knowledge of the congregation, that the whole congregation shall offer one young bull as a burnt offering, as a sweet aroma to Jehovah, with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the judgement, and one kid of the goats as a sin offering.

Num 15:25  ‘So the priest shall make atonement for the whole congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them, for it was unintentional; they shall bring their offering, an offering made by fire to Jehovah, and their sin offering before Jehovah, for their unintended sin.

Num 15:26  ‘It shall be forgiven the whole congregation of the children of Israel and the stranger who sojourns among them, because all the people did it unintentionally.

Num 15:27  ‘And if a soul sins unintentionally, then he shall bring a female goat in its first year as a sin offering.

Num 15:28  ‘So the priest shall make atonement for the soul who sins unintentionally, when he sins unintentionally before Jehovah, to make atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.

Num 15:29  ‘You shall have one Instruction for him who sins unintentionally, both for him who is native-born among the children of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them.

Num 15:30  ‘But the soul who does anything presumptuously, whether he is native-born or a stranger, that one brings reproach on Jehovah, and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Num 15:31  ‘Because he has despised the word of Jehovah, and has broken His commandment, that soul shall be completely cut off; his guilt shall be upon him.’”

Num 15:32  Now while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day.

Num 15:33  And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron, and to all the congregation.

Num 15:34  They put him under guard, because it had not been explained what should be done to him.

Num 15:35  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “The man must surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.”

Num 15:36  So, as Jehovah commanded Moses, all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him with stones, and he died.

Num 15:37  Again Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 15:38  “Speak to the children of Israel: Tell them to make tassels on the extremities1 of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the extremities.

Num 15:39  “And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of Jehovah and do them, and that you may not follow the fornication to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined,

Num 15:40  “and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be sacred for your God.2

Num 15:41  “I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God.  I am Jehovah your God.”

Num 16:1  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;

Num 16:2  and they rose up before Moses with some of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, representatives of the congregation, men of renown.

Num 16:3  They gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is sacred, every one of them, and Jehovah is among them.  Why then do you exalt yourselves above the congregation of Jehovah?”

Num 16:4  So when Moses heard it, he fell on his face;

Num 16:5  and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, “Tomorrow morning Jehovah will show who is His and who is sacred, and will cause him to come near to Him; that one whom He chooses He will cause to come near to Him.

Num 16:6  “Do this: Take censers, Korah and all your company;

Num 16:7  “put fire in them and put incense in them before Jehovah tomorrow, and it shall be that the man whom Jehovah chooses shall be the sacred one.  You take too much upon yourselves, you sons of Levi!”

Num 16:8  Then Moses said to Korah, “Hear now, you sons of Levi:

Num 16:9  “Is it a small thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the work of the Booth of Jehovah, and to stand before the congregation to serve them;

Num 16:10  “and that He has brought you near to Himself, you and all your brethren, the sons of Levi, with you?  And are you seeking the priesthood also?

Num 16:11  “Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against Jehovah.  And what is Aaron that you murmur against him?”

Num 16:12  And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come up!

Num 16:13  “Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that you should keep acting like a prince over us?

Num 16:14  “Moreover you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards.  Will you put out the eyes of these men?  We will not come up!”

Num 16:15  Then Moses was very angry, and said to Jehovah, “Do not respect their offering.  I have not taken one donkey from them, nor have I hurt one of them.”

Num 16:16  And Moses said to Korah, “Tomorrow, you and all your company be present before Jehovah; you and they, as well as Aaron.

Num 16:17  “Each of you take his censer and put incense in it, and each of you bring his censer before Jehovah, two hundred and fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each of you with his censer.”

Num 16:18  So every man took his censer, put fire in it, laid incense on it, and stood at the door of the tent of the appointed times with Moses and Aaron.

Num 16:19  And Korah gathered all the congregation against them at the door of the tent of the appointed times.  Then the glory of Jehovah appeared to all the congregation.

Num 16:20  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

Num 16:21  “Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.”

Num 16:22  Then they fell on their faces, and said, “O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and You be angry with all the congregation?”

Num 16:23  So Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 16:24  “Speak to the congregation, saying, ‘Get away from the booth of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.’”

Num 16:25  Then Moses rose and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.

Num 16:26  And he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Depart now from the tents of these wicked men!  Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.”

Num 16:27  So they got away from around the booth of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the door of their tents, with their wives, their sons, and their little children.

Num 16:28  Then Moses said: “By this you shall know that Jehovah has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will.

Num 16:29  “If these men die naturally like all men, or if they are visited by the common fate of all men, then Jehovah has not sent me.

Num 16:30  “But if Jehovah creates a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have provoked Jehovah.”

Num 16:31  Then it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them,

Num 16:32  and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods.

Num 16:33  So they and all those with them went down alive into Sheol.  The earth closed over them, and they perished from among the congregation.

Num 16:34  Then all Israel who were around them fled at their cry, for they said, “Lest the earth swallow us up also!”

Num 16:35  And a fire came out from Jehovah and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering incense.1

Num 16:36  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 16:37  “Tell Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, to pick up the censers out of the blaze, for they are holy, and scatter the fire some distance away.

Num 16:38  “The censers of these men who sinned against their own souls, let them be made into hammered plates as a covering for the altar.  Because they presented them before Jehovah, therefore they are holy; and they shall be a sign to the children of Israel.”

Num 16:39  So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers, which those who were burned up had presented, and they were hammered out as a covering on the altar,

Num 16:40  to be a memorial to the children of Israel that no outsider, who is not a descendant of Aaron, should come near to burn incense before Jehovah, that he might not become like Korah and his companions, just as Jehovah had said to him through Moses.1

Num 16:41  On the next day all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, saying, “You have killed the people of Jehovah.”

Num 16:42  Now it happened, when the congregation had gathered against Moses and Aaron, that they turned toward the tent of the appointed times; and suddenly the cloud covered it, and the glory of Jehovah appeared.

Num 16:43  Then Moses and Aaron came before the tent of the appointed times.

Num 16:44  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 16:45  “Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.” And they fell on their faces.

Num 16:46  So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a censer and put fire in it from the altar, put incense on it, and take it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from Jehovah.  The plague has begun.”

Num 16:47  Then Aaron took it as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and already the plague had begun among the people.  So he put in the incense and made atonement for the people.

Num 16:48  And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped.

Num 16:49  Now those who died in the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those who died in the Korah incident.

Num 16:50  So Aaron returned to Moses at the door of the tent of the appointed times, for the plague had stopped.

Num 17:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 17:2  “Speak to the children of Israel, and get from them a rod from each father’s house, all their leaders according to their fathers’ houses; twelve rods.  Write each man’s name on his rod.

Num 17:3  “And you shall write Aaron’s name on the rod of Levi.  For there shall be one rod for the head of each father’s house.

Num 17:4  “Then you shall place them in the tent of the appointed times before the Testimony, where I meet with you.

Num 17:5  “And it shall be that the rod of the man whom I choose will blossom; thus I will rid Myself of the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you.”

Num 17:6  So Moses spoke to the children of Israel, and each of their leaders gave him a rod apiece, for each leader according to their fathers’ houses, twelve rods; and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.

Num 17:7  And Moses placed the rods before Jehovah in the tent of Testimony.

Num 17:8  Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses went into the tent of Testimony, and behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi, had sprouted and put forth buds, had produced blossoms and yielded ripe almonds.

Num 17:9  Then Moses brought out all the rods from before Jehovah to all the children of Israel; and they looked, and each man took his rod.

Num 17:10  And Jehovah said to Moses, “Bring Aaron’s rod back before the Testimony, to be kept as a sign against the rebels, that you may put their murmurings away from Me, lest they die.”

Num 17:11  Thus did Moses; just as Jehovah had commanded him, so he did.1

Num 17:12  And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, “Surely we expire, we perish, we all perish!

Num 17:13  “Whoever even comes near the booth of Jehovah must die.  Shall we all be consumed in expiring?”

Num 18:1  Then Jehovah said to Aaron: “You and your sons and your father’s house with you shall bear the iniquity related to the sanctuary, and you and your sons with you shall bear the iniquity associated with your priesthood.

Num 18:2  “Also bring with you your brethren of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, that they may be joined with you and serve you while you and your sons are with you before the tent of Testimony.

Num 18:3  “They shall attend to your needs and all the needs of the tent; but they shall not come near the articles of the sanctuary and the altar, lest they die; they and you also.

Num 18:4  “They shall be joined with you and attend to the needs of the tent of the appointed times, for all the work of the tent; but an outsider shall not come near you.

Num 18:5  “And you shall attend to the duties of the sanctuary and the duties of the altar, that there may be no more wrath on the children of Israel.

Num 18:6  “Behold, I Myself have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel; they are a gift to you, given by Jehovah, to do the work of the tent of the appointed times.

Num 18:7  “Therefore you and your sons with you shall attend to your priesthood for everything at the altar and behind the veil; and you shall serve.  I give your priesthood to you as a gift for service, but the outsider who comes near shall be put to death.”

Num 18:8  And Jehovah spoke to Aaron: “Here, I Myself have also given you charge of My heave offerings, all the holy gifts of the children of Israel; I have given them as a portion to you and your sons, as a statute forever.

Num 18:9  “This shall be yours of the most Holy reserved from the fire: every offering of theirs, every grain offering and every sin offering and every trespass offering which they render to Me, shall be most holy for you and your sons.

Num 18:10  “At the Holy of Holies you shall eat it; every male shall eat it.  It shall be holy to you.

Num 18:11  “This also is yours: the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel; I have given them to you, and your sons and daughters with you, as a statute forever.  Everyone who is clean in your house may eat it.

Num 18:12  “All the best of the oil, all the best of the new wine and the grain, their firsts which they offer to Jehovah, I have given them to you.

Num 18:13  “Whatever first ripe fruit is in their land, which they bring to Jehovah, shall be yours.  Everyone who is clean in your house may eat it.

Num 18:14  “Every devoted thing in Israel shall be yours.

Num 18:15  “Everything that first opens the womb of all flesh, which they bring to Jehovah, whether man or beast, shall be yours; nevertheless the firstborn of man you shall surely redeem, and the firstborn of unclean animals you shall redeem.

Num 18:16  “And those redeemed of the devoted things you shall redeem when one new moon old, according to your valuation, for five shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.

Num 18:17  “But the firstborn of a cow, the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat you shall not redeem; they are holy.  You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar, and burn their fat as an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Num 18:18  “And their flesh shall be yours, just as the wave breast and the right thigh are yours.

Num 18:19  “All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to Jehovah, I have given to you and your sons and daughters with you as a statute forever; it is a covenant of salt forever before Jehovah with you and your descendants with you.”1

Num 18:20  Then Jehovah said to Aaron: “You shall have no inheritance in their land, nor shall you have any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel.

Num 18:21  “Behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tithes in Israel as an inheritance in return for the work which they perform, the work of the tent of the appointed times.

Num 18:22  “Hereafter the children of Israel shall not come near the tent of the appointed times, lest they bear sin and die.

Num 18:23  “But the Levites shall perform the work of the tent of the appointed times, and they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be a statute forever, throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.

Num 18:24  “For the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer up as a heave offering to Jehovah, I have given to the Levites as an inheritance; therefore I have said to them, ‘Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.’”

Num 18:25  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 18:26  “Speak thus to the Levites, and say to them: ‘When you take from the children of Israel the tithes which I have given to you from them as your inheritance, then you shall offer up a heave offering of it to Jehovah, a tenth of the tithe.

Num 18:27  ‘And your heave offering shall be reckoned to you as though it were the grain of the threshing floor and as the fullness of the winepress.

Num 18:28  ‘Thus you shall also offer a heave offering to Jehovah from all your tithes which you receive from the children of Israel, and you shall give Jehovah’s heave offering from it to Aaron the priest.

Num 18:29  ‘Of all your gifts you shall offer up every heave offering due to Jehovah, from all the best of them, the sanctified part of them.’

Num 18:30  “Therefore you shall say to them: ‘When you have lifted up the best of it, then the rest shall be accounted to the Levites as the produce of the threshing floor and as the produce of the winepress.

Num 18:31  ‘You may eat it in any place, you and your households, for it is your reward for your work in the tent of the appointed times.2

Num 18:32  ‘And you shall bear no sin because of it, when you have lifted up the best of it.  But you shall not defile the holy gifts of the children of Israel, lest you die.’”

Num 19:1  Now Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

Num 19:2  “This is the statute of the Instruction which Jehovah has commanded, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which a yoke has never come.

Num 19:3  ‘You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, that he may take it outside the camp, and it shall be slaughtered before him;

Num 19:4  ‘and Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of its blood seven times directly in front of the tent of the appointed times.

Num 19:5  ‘Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight: its hide, its flesh, its blood, and its offal shall be burned.

Num 19:6  ‘And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet, and cast them into the midst of the fire burning the heifer.

Num 19:7  ‘Then the priest shall wash his clothes, he shall bathe in water, and afterwards he shall come into the camp; the priest shall be unclean until evening.

Num 19:8  ‘And the one who burns it shall wash his clothes in water, bathe in water, and shall be unclean until evening.

Num 19:9  ‘Then a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and store them outside the camp in a clean place; and they shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for the water of purification; it is for purifying from sin.

Num 19:10  ‘And the one who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until evening.  It shall be a statute forever to the children of Israel and to the stranger who sojourns among them.

Num 19:11  ‘He who touches the dead soul of anyone shall be unclean seven days.

Num 19:12  ‘He shall purify himself with the water on the third day and on the seventh day; then he will be clean.  But if he does not purify himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not be clean.

Num 19:13  ‘Whoever touches the dead soul of anyone who has died, and does not purify himself, makes the booth of Jehovah unclean.  That soul shall be cut off from Israel.  He shall be unclean, because the water of purification was not sprinkled on him; his uncleanness is still on him.

Num 19:14  ‘This is the Instruction when a man dies in a tent: All who come into the tent and all who are in the tent shall be unclean seven days;

Num 19:15  ‘and every open vessel, which has no cover fastened on it, is unclean.

Num 19:16  ‘Whoever touches one who is slain by a sword or a dead soul, or a man’s bone, or a grave shall be unclean seven days.

Num 19:17  ‘And for an unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for purification from sin, and running water shall be put on them in a vessel.

Num 19:18  ‘A clean person shall take hyssop and immerse it in the water, sprinkle it on the tent, on all the vessels, on the souls who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, the slain, the dead, or a grave.

Num 19:19  ‘The clean person shall sprinkle the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day; and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, wash his clothes, and bathe in water; and at evening he shall be clean.

Num 19:20  ‘But the man who is unclean and does not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he has made the sanctuary of Jehovah unclean.  The water of purification has not been sprinkled on him; he is unclean.

Num 19:21  ‘It shall be a perpetual statute for them.  He who sprinkles the water of purification shall wash his clothes; and he who touches the water of purification shall be unclean until evening.

Num 19:22  ‘Whatever the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the soul who touches it shall be unclean until evening.’”

Num 20:1  Then the children of Israel, the whole congregation, came into the Wilderness of Zin in the first new moon, and the people stayed in Kadesh; and Miriam died there and was buried there.

Num 20:2  Now there was no water for the congregation; so they gathered together against Moses and Aaron.

Num 20:3  And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying: “If only we had expired when our brethren expired before Jehovah!

Num 20:4  “Why have you brought up the congregation of Jehovah into this wilderness, that we and our animals should die here?

Num 20:5  “And why have you made us come up out of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place?  It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates; nor is there any water to drink.”

Num 20:6  So Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tent of the appointed times, and they fell on their faces.  And the glory of Jehovah appeared to them.

Num 20:7  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 20:8  “Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together.  Speak to the rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water; thus you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and give drink to the congregation and their animals.”

Num 20:9  So Moses took the rod from before Jehovah as He commanded him.

Num 20:10  And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock; and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels!  Must we bring water for you out of this rock?”

Num 20:11  Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.

Num 20:12  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.”

Num 20:13  This was the water of Meribah, because the children of Israel contended with Jehovah, and He was hallowed among them.

Num 20:14  Now Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom.  “Thus says your brother Israel: ‘You know all the hardship that has befallen us,

Num 20:15  ‘how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians afflicted us and our fathers.

Num 20:16  ‘When we cried out to Jehovah, He heard our voice and sent the Angel and brought us up out of Egypt; now here we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your border.

Num 20:17  ‘Please let us pass through your country.  We will not pass through fields or vineyards, nor will we drink water from wells; we will go along the King’s Highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed through your territory.’”

Num 20:18  Then Edom said to him, “You shall not pass through my land, lest I come out against you with the sword.”

Num 20:19  So the children of Israel said to him, “We will go by the Highway, and if I or my livestock drink any of your water, then I will pay for it; let me only pass through on foot, nothing more.”

Num 20:20  Then he said, “You shall not pass through.” So Edom came out against them with many men and with a strong hand.

Num 20:21  Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.

Num 20:22  Then the children of Israel, the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor.

Num 20:23  And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom, saying:

Num 20:24  “Aaron shall be gathered to his people, for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against My mouth at the water of Meribah.

Num 20:25  “Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor;

Num 20:26  “and strip Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son; for Aaron shall be gathered to his people and die there.”

Num 20:27  So Moses did just as Jehovah commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

Num 20:28  Moses stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mountain.  Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

Num 20:29  Now when all the congregation saw that Aaron had expired, all the house of Israel mourned for Aaron thirty days.

Num 21:1  When the king of Arad, the Canaanite, who dwelt in the South, heard that Israel was coming on the road to Atharim, then he fought against Israel and took some of them prisoners.

Num 21:2  So Israel made a vow to Jehovah, and said, “If You will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.”

Num 21:3  And Jehovah listened to the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites, and they utterly destroyed them and their cities.  So the name of that place was called Hormah.

Num 21:4  Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Soph Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very discouraged on the way.

Num 21:5  And the people spoke against God and against Moses: “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?  For there is no food and no water, and our soul loathes this worthless bread.”

Num 21:6  So Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died.

Num 21:7  Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against Jehovah and against you; pray to Jehovah that He take away the serpents from us.”  So Moses prayed for the people.

Num 21:8  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.”

Num 21:9  So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.1

Num 21:10  Now the children of Israel moved on and camped in Oboth.

Num 21:11  And they journeyed from Oboth and camped at Ije Abarim, in the wilderness which is east of Moab, toward the rising sun.

Num 21:12  From there they moved and camped in the Valley of Zered.

Num 21:13  From there they moved and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that extends from the border of the Amorites; for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

Num 21:14  Therefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of Jehovah: “Waheb in Suphah, the brooks of the Arnon,

Num 21:15  and the slope of the brooks that reaches to the dwelling of Ar, and lies on the border of Moab.”

Num 21:16  And from there they went to Beer, which is the well where Jehovah said to Moses, “Gather the people together, and I will give them water.”

Num 21:17  Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well!  all of you sing to it;

Num 21:18  the well the leaders sank, dug by the nation’s nobles, by the lawgiver, with their staves.” And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah,

Num 21:19  from Mattanah to Nahaliel, from Nahaliel to Bamoth,

Num 21:20  and from Bamoth, in the valley that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah which looks down on the wasteland.

Num 21:21  Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

Num 21:22  “Let me pass through your land.  We will not turn aside into fields or vineyards; we will not drink water from wells; but we will go by the King’s Highway until we have passed through your territory.”

Num 21:23  But Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his territory.  So Sihon gathered all his people together and went out against Israel in the wilderness, and he came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.

Num 21:24  Then Israel defeated him with the mouth of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the people of Ammon; for the border of the people of Ammon was fortified.

Num 21:25  So Israel took all these cities, and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon and in all its villages.

Num 21:26  For Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and had taken all his land from his hand as far as the Arnon.

Num 21:27  Therefore those who speak in proverbs say: “Come to Heshbon, let it be built; let the city of Sihon be repaired.

Num 21:28  “For fire went out from Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon; it consumed Ar of Moab, the lords of the heights of the Arnon.

Num 21:29  Woe to you, Moab!  You have perished, O people of Chemosh!  He has given his sons as fugitives, and his daughters into captivity, to Sihon king of the Amorites.

Num 21:30  “But we have shot at them; Heshbon has perished as far as Dibon.  Then we laid waste as far as Nophah, which reaches to Medeba.”

Num 21:31  Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

Num 21:32  Then Moses sent to spy out Jazer; and they took its villages and drove out the Amorites who were there.

Num 21:33  And they turned and went up by the way to Bashan.  So Og king of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.

Num 21:34  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Do not fear him, for I have delivered him into your hand, with all his people and his land; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.”

Num 21:35  So they defeated him, his sons, and all his people, until there was no survivor left him; and they took possession of his land.

Num 22:1  Then the children of Israel moved, and camped in the desert plain of Moab on the side of the Jordan across from Jericho.

Num 22:2  Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

Num 22:3  And Moab was exceedingly afraid of the people because they were many, and Moab was sick with dread because of the children of Israel.

Num 22:4  So Moab said to the elders of Midian, “Now this company will lick up all that is around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.” And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.

Num 22:5  Then he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying: “Look, a people has come from Egypt.  See, they cover the face of the earth, and are settling next to me!

Num 22:6  “Therefore please come at once, curse this people for me, for they are too mighty for me.  Perhaps I shall be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.”

Num 22:7  So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the diviner’s fee in their hand, and they came to Balaam and spoke to him the words of Balak.

Num 22:8  And he said to them, “Lodge here tonight, and I will bring back word to you, as Jehovah speaks to me.” So the princes of Moab stayed with Balaam.

Num 22:9  Then God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”

Num 22:10  And Balaam said to God, “Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, saying,

Num 22:11  ‘Look, a people has come out of Egypt, and they cover the face of the earth.  Come now, curse them for me; perhaps I shall be able to overpower them and drive them out.’”

Num 22:12  And God said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”

Num 22:13  So Balaam rose in the morning and said to the princes of Balak, “Go back to your land, for Jehovah has refused to give me permission to go with you.”

Num 22:14  And the princes of Moab rose and went to Balak, and said, “Balaam refuses to come with us.”

Num 22:15  Then Balak again sent princes, more numerous and more honourable than they.

Num 22:16  And they came to Balaam and said to him, “Thus says Balak the son of Zippor: ‘Please let nothing hinder you from coming to me;

Num 22:17  ‘for I will certainly honour you greatly, and I will do whatever you say to me.  Therefore please come, curse this people for me.’”

Num 22:18  Then Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, “Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the mouth of Jehovah my God, to do less or more.

Num 22:19  “Now therefore, please, you also stay here tonight, that I may know what more Jehovah will say to me.”

Num 22:20  And God came to Balaam at night and said to him, “If the men come to call you, rise and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you; that you shall do.”

Num 22:21  So Balaam rose in the morning, saddled his donkey, and went with the princes of Moab.

Num 22:22  Then God’s anger was aroused because he went, and the Angel of Jehovah took His stand in the way as an adversary against him.  And he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him.

Num 22:23  Now the donkey saw the Angel of Jehovah standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field.  So Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back onto the road.

Num 22:24  Then the Angel of Jehovah stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side.

Num 22:25  And when the donkey saw the Angel of Jehovah, she pushed herself against the wall and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall; so he struck her again.

Num 22:26  Then the Angel of Jehovah went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

Num 22:27  And when the donkey saw the Angel of Jehovah, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam’s anger was aroused, and he struck the donkey with his staff.

Num 22:28  Then Jehovah opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?”

Num 22:29  And Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have abused me.  I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would kill you!”

Num 22:30  So the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day?  Was I ever disposed to do this to you?” And he said, “No.”

Num 22:31  Then Jehovah opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of Jehovah standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell flat on his face.

Num 22:32  And the Angel of Jehovah said to him, “Why have you struck your donkey these three times?  Behold, I have come out to stand against you, because your way is perverse before Me.

Num 22:33  “The donkey saw Me and turned aside from Me these three times.  If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would also have killed you by now, and let her live.”

Num 22:34  And Balaam said to the Angel of Jehovah, “I have sinned, for I did not know You stood in the way against me.  Now therefore, if it displeases You, I will turn back.”

Num 22:35  Then the Angel of Jehovah said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but only the word that I speak to you, that you shall speak.”  So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

Num 22:36  Now when Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab, which is on the border at the Arnon, the boundary of the territory.

Num 22:37  Then Balak said to Balaam, “Did I not earnestly send to you, calling for you?  Why did you not come to me?  Am I not able to honour you?”

Num 22:38  And Balaam said to Balak, “Look, I have come to you!  Now, have I any power at all to say anything?  The word that God puts in my mouth, that I must speak.”

Num 22:39  So Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kirjath Huzoth.

Num 22:40  Then Balak offered oxen and sheep, and he sent some to Balaam and to the princes who were with him.

Num 22:41  So it was the next day, that Balak took Balaam and brought him up to the high places of the LORD,1 that from there he might observe the extent of the people.

Num 23:1  Then Balaam said to Balak, “Build seven altars for me here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here.”

Num 23:2  And Balak did just as Balaam had spoken, and Balak and Balaam offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Num 23:3  Then Balaam said to Balak, “Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go; perhaps Jehovah will come to meet me, and whatever He shows me I will tell you.”  So he went to a desolate height.

Num 23:4  And God met Balaam, and he said to Him, “I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered on each altar a bull and a ram.”

Num 23:5  Then Jehovah put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, “Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.”

Num 23:6  So he returned to him, and there he was, standing by his burnt offering, he and all the princes of Moab.

Num 23:7  And he took up his parable and said: “Balak the king of Moab has brought me from Aram, from the mountains of the east.  ‘Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, denounce Israel!’

Num 23:8  “How shall I curse whom God has not cursed?  And how shall I denounce whom Jehovah has not denounced?

Num 23:9  For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him; There!  A people dwelling alone, not reckoning itself among the nations.

Num 23:10  “Who can count the dust of Jacob, or number one-fourth of Israel?  Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my end be like his!”

Num 23:11  Then Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me?  I took you to curse my enemies, and look, you have blessed them bountifully!”

Num 23:12  So he answered and said, “Must I not take heed to speak what Jehovah has put in my mouth?”

Num 23:13  Then Balak said to him, “Please come with me to another place from which you may see them; you shall see only the outer part of them, and shall not see them all; curse them for me from there.”

Num 23:14  So he brought him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

Num 23:15  And he said to Balak, “Stand here by your burnt offering while I meet the Lord over there.”

Num 23:16  Then Jehovah met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, “Go back to Balak, and thus you shall speak.”

Num 23:17  So he came to him, and there he was, standing by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab were with him.  And Balak said to him, “What has Jehovah spoken?”

Num 23:18  Then he took up his parable and said: “Rise up, Balak, and hear!  Listen to me, son of Zippor!

Num 23:19  “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent.  Has He said, and will He not do it?  Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

Num 23:20  Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

Num 23:21  “He has not observed iniquity in Jacob, nor has He seen wickedness in Israel.  Jehovah his God is with him, and the shout of a King is among them.

Num 23:22  God brings them out of Egypt; He has strength like an aurochs.

Num 23:23  “For there is no sorcery against Jacob, nor is there any divination against Israel.  It now must be said of Jacob and of Israel, ‘Oh, what God has done!’

Num 23:24  Look, a people rises like a lioness, And lifts itself up like a lion; it shall not lie down until it devours the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain.”

Num 23:25  Then Balak said to Balaam, “Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all!”

Num 23:26  So Balaam answered and said to Balak, “Did I not tell you, saying, ‘All that Jehovah speaks, that I must do’?”

Num 23:27  Then Balak said to Balaam, “Please come, I will take you to another place; perhaps it will please God that you may curse them for me from there.”

Num 23:28  So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that overlooks the wasteland.

Num 23:29  Then Balaam said to Balak, “Build for me here seven altars, and prepare for me here seven bulls and seven rams.”

Num 23:30  And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bull and a ram on every altar.

Num 24:1  Now when Balaam saw that it pleased Jehovah to bless Israel, he did not go as at other times, to seek to use sorcery, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

Num 24:2  And Balaam raised his eyes, and saw Israel camping according to their tribes; and the Spirit of God came upon him.

Num 24:3  Then he took up his parable and said: “The utterance of Balaam the son of Beor, the utterance of the man whose eyes are opened,

Num 24:4  the utterance of him who hears the words of God, who sees the vision of the Almighty, who falls down, with eyes opened wide:

Num 24:5  “How lovely are your tents, O Jacob!  your booths, O Israel!

Num 24:6  Like valleys that stretch out, like paradise by the riverside, like the Booth planted by Jehovah, like cedars beside the waters.

Num 24:7  He shall pour water from his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters.  “His king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.

Num 24:8  “God brings him out of Egypt; he has strength like an aurochs; he shall consume the nations, his enemies; he shall break their bones and pierce them with his arrows.

Num 24:9  ‘He bows down, he lies down as a lion; and as a lion, who will rouse him?’  “Blessed is he who blesses you, and cursed is he who curses you.”

Num 24:10  Then Balak’s anger was aroused against Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, and look, you have bountifully blessed them these three times!

Num 24:11  “Now therefore, flee to your place.  I said I would greatly honour you, but in fact, Jehovah has kept you back from honour.”

Num 24:12  So Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not also speak to your messengers whom you sent to me, saying,

Num 24:13  ‘Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the mouth of Jehovah, to do either good or bad of my own will; but what Jehovah says, that I must speak’?

Num 24:14  “And now, indeed, I am going to my people.  Come, I will advise you what this people will do to your people in the latter days.”

Num 24:15  Then he took up his parable and said: “The utterance of Balaam the son of Beor, and the utterance of the man whose eyes are opened;

Num 24:16  the utterance of him who hears the words of God, and knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, who falls down, with eyes opened wide:

Num 24:17  “I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near.  A Star shall come out of Jacob; a scepter shall rise out of Israel, and batter the brow of Moab, and destroy all the sons of tumult.1

Num 24:18  “And Edom shall be a possession; Seir also.  His enemies shall be a possession, while Israel does valiantly.

Num 24:19  Out of Jacob One shall have dominion, and destroy the remains of the city.”

Num 24:20  Then he looked on Amalek, and he took up his parable and said: “Amalek was first among the nations, but shall be last until he perishes.”

Num 24:21  Then he looked on the Kenites, and he took up his parable and said: “Firm is your dwelling place, and your nest is set in the rock;

Num 24:22  nevertheless Kain shall be burned.  How long until Asshur carries you away captive?”

Num 24:23  Then he took up his parable and said: “Alas!  Who shall live when God does this?

Num 24:24  But ships shall come from the coasts of Cyprus, and they shall afflict Asshur and afflict Eber, and so he perishes.”

Num 24:25  Then Balaam rose and departed and returned to his place; Balak also went his way.1

Num 25:1  Then Israel remained in Acacia Grove, and the people began to fornicate with the women of Moab.

Num 25:2  They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.2
Num 25:3  So Israel was joined to the LORD of Peor,3 and the anger of Jehovah was aroused against Israel.

Num 25:4  Then Jehovah said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and hang the offenders before Jehovah, out in the sun, that the fierce anger of Jehovah may turn away from Israel.”

Num 25:5  So Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Every one of you kill his men who were joined to the LORD of the Gap.”

Num 25:6  And indeed, one of the children of Israel came and presented to his brethren a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping at the door of the tent of the appointed times.

Num 25:7  Now when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand;

Num 25:8  and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body.  So the slaughter was stopped among the children of Israel.

Num 25:9  And those who died in the slaughter were twenty-four thousand.

Num 25:10  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 25:11  “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal.

Num 25:12  “Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace;

Num 25:13  ‘and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.’”

Num 25:14  Now the name of the Israelite who was killed, who was killed with the Midianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a father’s house among the Simeonites.

Num 25:15  And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Cozbi the daughter of Zur; he was head of the people of a father’s house in Midian.

Num 25:16  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 25:17  “Harass the Midianites, and attack them;

Num 25:18  “for they harassed you with their schemes by which they seduced you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a leader of Midian, their sister, who was killed in the day of the slaughter because of Peor.”

Num 26:1  And it came to pass, after the slaughter, that Jehovah spoke to Moses and Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying:

Num 26:2  “Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel from twenty years old and above, by their fathers’ houses, all who are able to go to war in Israel.”

Num 26:3  So Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the desert plain of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho, saying:

Num 26:4  “Take a census of the people from twenty years old and above, just as Jehovah commanded Moses and the children of Israel who came out of the land of Egypt.”

Num 26:5  Reuben was the firstborn of Israel.  The children of Reuben were: of Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites;

Num 26:6  of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.

Num 26:7  These are the families of the Reubenites: those who were numbered of them were forty-three thousand seven hundred and thirty.

Num 26:8  And the son of Pallu was Eliab.

Num 26:9  The sons of Eliab were Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram.  These are the Dathan and Abiram, representatives of the congregation, who contended against Moses and Aaron in the company of Korah, when they contended against Jehovah;1

Num 26:10  and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up together with Korah when that company died, when the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men; and they became a sign.

Num 26:11  Nevertheless the children of Korah did not die.

Num 26:12  The sons of Simeon according to their families were: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites;

Num 26:13  of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

Num 26:14  These are the families of the Simeonites: twenty-two thousand two hundred.

Num 26:15  The sons of Gad according to their families were: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites;

Num 26:16  of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites;

Num 26:17  of Arod, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites.

Num 26:18  These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those who were numbered of them: forty thousand five hundred.

Num 26:19  The sons of Judah were Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

Num 26:20  And the sons of Judah according to their families were: of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Parzites; of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.

Num 26:21  And the sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.

Num 26:22  These are the families of Judah according to those who were numbered of them: seventy-six thousand five hundred.

Num 26:23  The sons of Issachar according to their families were: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of Puah, the family of the Punites;

Num 26:24  of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

Num 26:25  These are the families of Issachar according to those who were numbered of them: sixty-four thousand three hundred.

Num 26:26  The sons of Zebulun according to their families were: of Sered, the family of the Sardites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.

Num 26:27  These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those who were numbered of them: sixty thousand five hundred.

Num 26:28  The sons of Joseph according to their families, by Manasseh and Ephraim, were:

Num 26:29  The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and Machir begot Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.

Num 26:30  These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites;

Num 26:31  of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites;

Num 26:32  of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.

Num 26:33  Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters; and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

Num 26:34  These are the families of Manasseh; and those who were numbered of them were fifty-two thousand seven hundred.

Num 26:35  These are the sons of Ephraim according to their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites; of Becher, the family of the Bachrites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.

Num 26:36  And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites.

Num 26:37  These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those who were numbered of them: thirty-two thousand five hundred.  These are the sons of Joseph according to their families.

Num 26:38  The sons of Benjamin according to their families were: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites;

Num 26:39  of Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.

Num 26:40  And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites; of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.

Num 26:41  These are the sons of Benjamin according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were forty-five thousand six hundred.

Num 26:42  These are the sons of Dan according to their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites.  These are the families of Dan according to their families.

Num 26:43  All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those who were numbered of them, were sixty-four thousand four hundred.

Num 26:44  The sons of Asher according to their families were: of Jimna, the family of the Jimnites; of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites; of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.

Num 26:45  Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.

Num 26:46  And the name of the daughter of Asher was Serah.

Num 26:47  These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those who were numbered of them: fifty-three thousand four hundred.

Num 26:48  The sons of Naphtali according to their families were: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites;

Num 26:49  of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.

Num 26:50  These are the families of Naphtali according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were forty-five thousand four hundred.

Num 26:51  These are those who were numbered of the children of Israel: six hundred and one thousand seven hundred and thirty.

Num 26:52  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 26:53  “To these the land shall be divided as an inheritance, according to the number of names.

Num 26:54  “To a large tribe you shall give a larger inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a smaller inheritance.  Each shall be given its inheritance according to those who were numbered of them.

Num 26:55  “But the land shall be divided by lot; they shall inherit according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.

Num 26:56  “According to the lot their inheritance shall be divided between the larger and the smaller.”

Num 26:57  And these are those who were numbered of the Levites according to their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites.

Num 26:58  These are the families of the Levites: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, and the family of the Korathites.  And Kohath begot Amram.

Num 26:59  The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and to Amram she bore Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam.

Num 26:60  To Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Num 26:61  And Nadab and Abihu died when they offered profane fire before Jehovah.

Num 26:62  Now those who were numbered of them were twenty-three thousand, every male from a new moon old and above; for they were not numbered among the other children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given to them among the children of Israel.

Num 26:63  These are those who were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the desert plain of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho.

Num 26:64  But among these there was not a man of those who were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest when they numbered the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Sinai.

Num 26:65  For Jehovah had said of them, “They shall surely die in the wilderness.” So there was not left a man of them, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Jehoshua the son of Nun.

Num 27:1  Then came the daughters of Zelophehad the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, from the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and these were the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

Num 27:2  And they stood before Moses, before Eleazar the priest, and before the leaders and all the congregation, by the doorway of the tent of the appointed times, saying:

Num 27:3  “Our father died in the wilderness; but he was not in the company of those who gathered together against Jehovah, in company with Korah, but he died in his own sin; and he had no sons.

Num 27:4  “Why should the name of our father be removed from among his family because he had no son?  Therefore give us a possession among the brothers of our father.”

Num 27:5  So Moses brought their judgement before Jehovah.

Num 27:6  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 27:7  “The daughters of Zelophehad speak what is right; you shall surely give them a possession of inheritance among their father’s brothers, and cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them.

Num 27:8  “And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If a man dies and has no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter.

Num 27:9  ‘If he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers.

Num 27:10  ‘If he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brothers.

Num 27:11  ‘And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to the kinsman nearest him in his family, and he shall possess it.’” And it shall be to the children of Israel a statute of judgement, just as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Num 27:12  Now Jehovah said to Moses: “Go up into this Mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.

Num 27:13  “And when you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered.

Num 27:14  “For in the Wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the congregation, you rebelled against My mouth; to hallow Me at the waters before their eyes.” (These are the waters of Meribah, at Kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin.)

Num 27:15  Then Moses spoke to Jehovah, saying:

Num 27:16  “Let Jehovah, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

Num 27:17  “who may go out before them and go in before them, who may lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of Jehovah may not be like sheep which have no shepherd.”

Num 27:18  And Jehovah said to Moses: “Take Jehoshua the son of Nun with you, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him;

Num 27:19  “set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation, and inaugurate him in their sight.

Num 27:20  “And you shall give some of your authority to him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.

Num 27:21  “He shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire before Jehovah for him by the judgement of the Urim; at his mouth they shall go out, and at his mouth they shall come in, both he and all the children of Israel with him, all the congregation.”

Num 27:22  So Moses did as Jehovah commanded him.  He took Jehoshua and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation.

Num 27:23  And he laid his hands on him and inaugurated him, just as Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses.

Num 28:1  Now Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 28:2  “Command the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘My offering, My food for My offerings made by fire as a sweet aroma to Me, you shall be careful to offer to Me at their appointed time.’

Num 28:3  “And you shall say to them, ‘This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to Jehovah: two male lambs in their first year without blemish, day by day, as a regular burnt offering.

Num 28:4  ‘The one lamb you shall offer in the morning, the other lamb you shall offer between the evenings,

Num 28:5  ‘and one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a grain offering mixed with one-fourth of a hin of pressed oil.

Num 28:6  ‘It is a regular burnt offering which was ordained at Mount Sinai for a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Num 28:7  ‘And its drink offering shall be one-fourth of a hin for each lamb; in the Holy you shall pour out the drink to Jehovah as an offering.

Num 28:8  ‘The other lamb you shall offer between the evenings; as the morning grain offering and its drink offering, you shall offer it as an offering made by fire, a sweet aroma to Jehovah.

Num 28:9  ‘And on the Sabbath day two lambs in their first year, without blemish, and two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with oil, with its drink offering;

Num 28:10  ‘this is the burnt offering for every Sabbath, besides the regular burnt offering with its drink offering.1

Num 28:11  ‘At the beginnings of your new moons you shall present a burnt offering to Jehovah: two young bulls, one ram, and seven lambs in their first year, without blemish;

Num 28:12  ‘three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with oil, for each bull; two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with oil, for the one ram;

Num 28:13  ‘and one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour, mixed with oil, as a grain offering for each lamb, as a burnt offering of sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Num 28:14  ‘Their drink offering shall be half a hin of wine for a bull, one-third of a hin for a ram, and one-fourth of a hin for a lamb; this is the burnt offering for each new moon throughout the new moons of the year.

Num 28:15  ‘Also one kid of the goats as a sin offering to Jehovah shall be offered, besides the regular burnt offering and its drink offering.

Num 28:16  ‘On the fourteenth day of the first new moon is the Passover of Jehovah.

Num 28:17  ‘And on the fifteenth day of this new moon is the feast; unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days.

Num 28:18  ‘On the first day you shall have a holy convocation.  You shall do no customary work.

Num 28:19  ‘And you shall present an offering made by fire as a burnt offering to Jehovah: two young bulls, one ram, and seven lambs in their first year.  Be sure they are without blemish.

Num 28:20  ‘Their grain offering shall be of fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah you shall offer for a bull, and two-tenths for a ram;

Num 28:21  ‘you shall offer one-tenth of an ephah for each of the seven lambs;

Num 28:22  ‘also one goat as a sin offering, to make atonement for you.

Num 28:23  ‘You shall offer these besides the burnt offering of the morning, which is for a regular burnt offering.

Num 28:24  ‘In this manner you shall offer the food of the offering made by fire daily for seven days, as a sweet aroma to Jehovah; it shall be offered besides the regular burnt offering and its drink offering.

Num 28:25  ‘And on the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation.  You shall do no customary work.

Num 28:26  ‘Also on the Day of the Firstfruits, when you bring a new grain offering to Jehovah at your Feast of Weeks, you shall have a holy convocation.  You shall do no customary work.2

Num 28:27  ‘You shall present a burnt offering as a sweet aroma to Jehovah: two young bulls, one ram, and seven lambs in their first year,

Num 28:28  ‘with their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for each bull, two-tenths for the one ram,

Num 28:29  ‘and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs;

Num 28:30  ‘also one kid of the goats, to make atonement for you.

Num 28:31  ‘Be sure they are without blemish.  You shall present them with their drink offerings, besides the regular burnt offering with its grain offering.

Num 29:1  ‘And in the seventh new moon, on the first day of the new moon, you shall have a holy convocation.  You shall do no occupational work.  For you it is a day of shouting.

Num 29:2  ‘You shall offer a burnt offering as a sweet aroma to Jehovah: one young bull, one ram, and seven lambs in their first year, without blemish.

Num 29:3  ‘Their grain offering shall be fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the ram,

Num 29:4  ‘and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs;

Num 29:5  ‘also one kid of the goats as a sin offering, to make atonement for you;

Num 29:6  ‘besides the burnt offering with its grain offering for the New Moon, the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to the judgement, as a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to Jehovah.

Num 29:7  ‘On the tenth day of this seventh new moon you shall have a holy convocation.  You shall afflict your souls; you shall not do any work.

Num 29:8  ‘You shall present a burnt offering to Jehovah as a sweet aroma: one young bull, one ram, and seven lambs in their first year.  Be sure they are without blemish.

Num 29:9  ‘Their grain offering shall be of fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the one ram,

Num 29:10  ‘and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs;

Num 29:11  ‘also one kid of the goats as a sin offering, besides the sin offering for atonement, the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.

Num 29:12  ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh new moon you shall have a holy convocation.  You shall do no customary work, and you shall celebrate a feast to Jehovah seven days.

Num 29:13  ‘You shall present a burnt offering, an offering made by fire as a sweet aroma to Jehovah: thirteen young bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in their first year.  They shall be without blemish.

Num 29:14  ‘Their grain offering shall be of fine flour mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams,

Num 29:15  ‘and one-tenth for each of the fourteen lambs;

Num 29:16  ‘also one kid of the goats as a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:17  ‘On the second day present twelve young bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs in their first year without blemish,

Num 29:18  ‘and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the judgement;

Num 29:19  ‘also one kid of the goats as a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.

Num 29:20  ‘On the third day present eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs in their first year without blemish,

Num 29:21  ‘and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the judgement;

Num 29:22  ‘also one goat as a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:23  ‘On the fourth day present ten bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in their first year, without blemish,

Num 29:24  ‘and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the judgement;

Num 29:25  ‘also one kid of the goats as a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:26  ‘On the fifth day present nine bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in their first year without blemish,

Num 29:27  ‘and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the judgement;

Num 29:28  ‘also one goat as a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:29  ‘On the sixth day present eight bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in their first year without blemish,

Num 29:30  ‘and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the judgement;

Num 29:31  ‘also one goat as a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:32  ‘On the seventh day present seven bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in their first year without blemish,

Num 29:33  ‘and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the judgement;

Num 29:34  ‘also one goat as a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:35  ‘On the eighth day you shall have a sacred assembly.  You shall do no customary work.

Num 29:36  ‘You shall present a burnt offering, an offering made by fire as a sweet aroma to Jehovah: one bull, one ram, seven lambs in their first year without blemish,

Num 29:37  ‘and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bull, for the ram, and for the lambs, by their number, according to the judgement;

Num 29:38  ‘also one goat as a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.

Num 29:39  ‘These things you shall present to Jehovah at your appointed feasts (besides your vowed offerings and your freewill offerings) as your burnt offerings and your grain offerings, as your drink offerings and your peace offerings.’”

Num 29:40  So Moses told the children of Israel everything, just as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Num 30:1  Then Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which Jehovah has commanded:

Num 30:2  “If a man vows a vow to Jehovah, or swears an oath to bind his soul by some agreement, he shall not defile his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Num 30:3  “Or if a woman vows a vow to Jehovah, and binds her soul by some agreement while in her father’s house in her youth,

Num 30:4  “and her father hears her vow and the agreement by which she has bound her soul, and her father holds his peace, then all her vows shall stand, and every agreement with which she has bound herself shall stand.

Num 30:5  “But if her father overrules her on the day that he hears, then none of her vows nor her agreements by which she has bound her soul shall stand; and Jehovah will forgive her, because her father overruled her.

Num 30:6  “But if indeed she takes a husband, while bound by her vows or by a rash utterance from her lips by which she bound her soul,

Num 30:7  “and her husband hears it, and makes no response to her on the day that he hears, then her vows shall stand, and her agreements by which she bound her soul shall stand.

Num 30:8  “But if her husband overrules her on the day that he hears it, he shall make void her vow which she vowed and what she uttered with her lips, by which she bound her soul, and Jehovah will forgive her.

Num 30:9  “But any vow of a widow or a divorced woman, by which she has bound her soul, shall stand against her.

Num 30:10  “If she vowed in her husband’s house, or bound her soul by an agreement with an oath,

Num 30:11  “and her husband heard it, and made no response to her and did not overrule her, then all her vows shall stand, and every agreement by which she bound her soul shall stand.

Num 30:12  “But if her husband truly made them void on the day he heard them, then whatever proceeded from her lips concerning her vows or concerning the agreement binding her soul, it shall not stand; her husband has made them void, and Jehovah will forgive her.

Num 30:13  “Every vow and every binding oath to afflict her soul, her husband may confirm it, or her husband may make it void.

Num 30:14  “But if her husband makes no response whatever to her from day to day, then he confirms all her vows or all the agreements that bind her; he confirms them, because he made no response to her on the day that he heard them.

Num 30:15  “But if he does make them void after he has heard them, then he shall bear her guilt.”

Num 30:16  These are the statutes which Jehovah commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, and between a father and his daughter in her youth in her father’s house.

Num 31:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 31:2  “Take vengeance for the children of Israel on the Midianites.  afterwards you shall be gathered to your people.”

Num 31:3  So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm some of yourselves for the war, and let them go against the Midianites to take vengeance for Jehovah on Midian.

Num 31:4  “A thousand from each tribe of all the tribes of Israel you shall send to the war.”

Num 31:5  So there were recruited from the divisions of Israel one thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

Num 31:6  Then Moses sent them to the war, one thousand from each tribe; he sent them to the war with Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, with the holy articles and the trumpets to shout in his hand.

Num 31:7  And they warred against the Midianites, just as Jehovah commanded Moses, and they killed all the males.

Num 31:8  They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of those who were killed, namely: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian.  Balaam the son of Beor they also killed with the sword.

Num 31:9  And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captive, with their little ones, and took as spoil all their cattle, all their flocks, and all their goods.

Num 31:10  They also burned with fire all the cities where they dwelt, and all their forts.

Num 31:11  And they took all the spoil and all the booty, both of man and beast.

Num 31:12  Then they brought the captives, the booty, and the spoil to Moses, to Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of the children of Israel, to the camp in the desert plain of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho.

Num 31:13  And Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the congregation, went to meet them outside the camp.

Num 31:14  But Moses was angry with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands and captains over hundreds, who had come from the battle.

Num 31:15  And Moses said to them: “Have you kept all the women alive?

Num 31:16  “Look, these women caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against Jehovah in the incident of Peor, and there was a slaughter among the congregation of Jehovah.1

Num 31:17  “Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man intimately.

Num 31:18  “But keep alive for yourselves all the young girls who have not known a man intimately.

Num 31:19  “And as for you, remain outside the camp seven days; whoever has killed any soul, and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves and your captives on the third day and on the seventh day.

Num 31:20  “Purify every garment, everything made of leather, everything woven of goats’ hair, and everything made of wood.”

Num 31:21  Then Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who had gone to the battle, “This is the statute of the Instruction which Jehovah commanded Moses:

Num 31:22  “Only the gold, the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin, and the lead,

Num 31:23  “everything that can endure fire, you shall put through the fire, and it shall be clean; and it shall be purified with the water of purification.  But all that cannot endure fire you shall put through water.

Num 31:24  “And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day and be clean, and afterwards you may come into the camp.”

Num 31:25  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying:

Num 31:26  “Count up the plunder that was taken, both of man and beast, you and Eleazar the priest and the chief fathers of the congregation;

Num 31:27  “and divide the plunder into two parts, between those who took part in the war, who went out to battle, and all the congregation.

Num 31:28  “And levy a tribute for Jehovah on the men of war who went out to battle: one soul of every five hundred of the persons, the cattle, the donkeys, and the sheep;

Num 31:29  “take it from their half, and give it to Eleazar the priest as a heave offering to Jehovah.

Num 31:30  “And from the children of Israel’s half you shall take one of every fifty, drawn from the persons, the cattle, the donkeys, and the sheep, from all the livestock, and give them to the Levites who keep charge of the booth of Jehovah.”

Num 31:31  So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Num 31:32  And the booty remaining from the plunder, which the men of war had taken, was six hundred and seventy-five thousand sheep,

Num 31:33  seventy-two thousand cattle,

Num 31:34  sixty-one thousand donkeys,

Num 31:35  and thirty-two thousand persons in all, of women who had not known a man intimately.

Num 31:36  And the half, the portion for those who had gone out to war, was in number three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep;

Num 31:37  and Jehovah’s tribute of the sheep was six hundred and seventy-five.

Num 31:38  The cattle were thirty-six thousand, of which Jehovah’s tribute was seventy-two.

Num 31:39  The donkeys were thirty thousand five hundred, of which Jehovah’s tribute was sixty-one.

Num 31:40  The persons were sixteen thousand, of which Jehovah’s tribute was thirty-two persons.

Num 31:41  So Moses gave the tribute which was Jehovah’s heave offering to Eleazar the priest, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Num 31:42  And from the children of Israel’s half, which Moses separated from the men who fought;

Num 31:43  now the half belonging to the congregation was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep,

Num 31:44  thirty-six thousand cattle,

Num 31:45  thirty thousand five hundred donkeys,

Num 31:46  and sixteen thousand persons;

Num 31:47  and from the children of Israel’s half Moses took one of every fifty, drawn from man and beast, and gave them to the Levites, who kept charge of the booth of Jehovah, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

Num 31:48  Then the officers who were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, came near to Moses;

Num 31:49  and they said to Moses, “Your servants have taken a count of the men of war who are under our command, and not a man of us is missing.

Num 31:50  “Therefore we have brought an offering for Jehovah, what every man found of ornaments of gold: armlets and bracelets and signet rings and earrings and necklaces, to make atonement for our souls before Jehovah.”

Num 31:51  So Moses and Eleazar the priest received the gold from them, all the fashioned ornaments.

Num 31:52  And all the gold of the offering that they offered to Jehovah, from the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.

Num 31:53  (The men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.)

Num 31:54  And Moses and Eleazar the priest received the gold from the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tent of the appointed times as a memorial for the children of Israel before Jehovah.

Num 32:1  Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great crowd of livestock; and when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that indeed the region was a place for livestock,

Num 32:2  the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses, to Eleazar the priest, and to the leaders of the congregation, saying,

Num 32:3  “Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Shebam, Nebo, and Beon,

Num 32:4  “the country which Jehovah defeated before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock.”

Num 32:5  Therefore they said, “If we have found favour in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession, and do not take us over the Jordan.”

Num 32:6  And Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben: “Shall your brethren go to war while you sit here?

Num 32:7  “Now why will you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which Jehovah has given them?

Num 32:8  “Thus your fathers did when I sent them away from Kadesh Barnea to see the land.

Num 32:9  “For when they went up to the Valley of Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, so that they did not go into the land which Jehovah had given them.

Num 32:10  “So Jehovah’s anger was aroused on that day, and He swore an oath, saying,

Num 32:11  ‘Surely none of the men who came up from Egypt, from twenty years old and above, shall see the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, because they have not wholly followed Me,

Num 32:12  ‘except Caleb the son of Jephunneh, the Kenizzite, and Jehoshua the son of Nun, for they have wholly followed Jehovah.’

Num 32:13  “So Jehovah’s anger was aroused against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of Jehovah was gone.

Num 32:14  “And look!  You have risen in your father’s place, a brood of sinful men, to increase still more the fierce anger of Jehovah against Israel.

Num 32:15  “For if you turn away from following Him, He will once again leave them in the wilderness, and you will destroy all these people.”

Num 32:16  Then they came near to him and said: “We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock, and cities for our little ones,

Num 32:17  “but we ourselves will be armed, ready to go before the children of Israel until we have brought them to their place; and our little ones will dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

Num 32:18  “We will not return to our homes until every one of the children of Israel has received his inheritance.

Num 32:19  “For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has fallen to us on this eastern side of the Jordan.”

Num 32:20  Then Moses said to them: “If you do this thing, if you arm yourselves before Jehovah for the war,

Num 32:21  “and all your armed men cross over the Jordan before Jehovah until He has driven out His enemies from before Him,

Num 32:22  “and the land is subdued before Jehovah, then afterwards you may return and be blameless before Jehovah and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before Jehovah.

Num 32:23  “But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against Jehovah; and be sure your sin will find you out.

Num 32:24  “Build cities for your little ones and folds for your sheep, and do what has proceeded out of your mouth.”

Num 32:25  And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying: “Your servants will do as my lord commands.

Num 32:26  “Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our livestock will be there in the cities of Gilead;

Num 32:27  “but your servants will cross over, every man armed for war, before Jehovah to battle, just as my lord says.”

Num 32:28  So Moses gave command concerning them to Eleazar the priest, to Jehoshua the son of Nun, and to the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel.

Num 32:29  And Moses said to them: “If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben cross over the Jordan with you, every man armed for battle before Jehovah, and the land is subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead as a possession.

Num 32:30  “But if they do not cross over armed with you, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.”

Num 32:31  Then the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying: “As Jehovah has said to your servants, so we will do.

Num 32:32  “We will cross over armed before Jehovah into the land of Canaan, but the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us on this side of the Jordan.”

Num 32:33  So Moses gave to the children of Gad, to the children of Reuben, and to half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land with its cities within the borders, the cities of the surrounding country.

Num 32:34  And the children of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer,

Num 32:35  Atroth and Shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah,

Num 32:36  Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran, fortified cities, and folds for sheep.

Num 32:37  And the children of Reuben built Heshbon and Elealeh and Kirjathaim,

Num 32:38  Nebo and LORD Meon (their names being changed) and Shibmah; and they gave other names to the cities which they built.

Num 32:39  And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead and took it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were in it.

Num 32:40  So Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh, and he dwelt in it.

Num 32:41  Also Jair the son of Manasseh went and took its small towns, and called them Havoth Jair.

Num 32:42  Then Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages, and he called it Nobah, after his own name.

Num 33:1  These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went out of the land of Egypt by their hosts under the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Num 33:2  Now Moses wrote down the starting points of their journeys as the mouth of Jehovah told him.  And these are their journeys according to their starting points:

Num 33:3  They departed from Rameses in the first new moon, on the fifteenth day of the first new moon; on the day after the Passover the children of Israel went out with boldness in the sight of all the Egyptians.

Num 33:4  For the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom Jehovah had killed among them.  Also on their gods Jehovah had executed judgements.

Num 33:5  Then the children of Israel moved from Rameses and camped at Succoth.

Num 33:6  They departed from Succoth and camped at Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness.

Num 33:7  They moved from Etham and turned to Pi Hahiroth, which faces Baal1 Zephon; and they camped before Migdol.
Num 33:8  They departed from before Hahiroth and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, went three days’ journey in the Wilderness of Etham,2 and camped at Marah.

Num 33:9  They moved from Marah and came to Elim.  At Elim were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there.

Num 33:10  They moved from Elim and camped by the Soph Sea.3

Num 33:11  They moved from the Soph Sea and camped in the Wilderness of Sin.

Num 33:12  They journeyed from the Wilderness of Sin and camped at Dophkah.

Num 33:13  They departed from Dophkah and camped at Alush.

Num 33:14  They moved from Alush and camped at Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.

Num 33:15  They departed from Rephidim and camped in the Wilderness of Sinai.

Num 33:16  They moved from the Wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth Hattaavah.

Num 33:17  They departed from Kibroth Hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth.

Num 33:18  They departed from Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah.

Num 33:19  They departed from Rithmah and camped at Rimmon Perez.

Num 33:20  They departed from Rimmon Perez and camped at Libnah.

Num 33:21  They moved from Libnah and camped at Rissah.

Num 33:22  They journeyed from Rissah and camped at Kehelathah.

Num 33:23  They went from Kehelathah and camped at Mount Shepher.

Num 33:24  They moved from Mount Shepher and camped at Haradah.

Num 33:25  They moved from Haradah and camped at Makheloth.

Num 33:26  They moved from Makheloth and camped at Tahath.

Num 33:27  They departed from Tahath and camped at Terah.

Num 33:28  They moved from Terah and camped at Mithkah.

Num 33:29  They went from Mithkah and camped at Hashmonah.

Num 33:30  They departed from Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth.

Num 33:31  They departed from Moseroth and camped at Bene Jaakan.

Num 33:32  They moved from Bene Jaakan and camped at Hor Hagidgad.

Num 33:33  They went from Hor Hagidgad and camped at Jotbathah.

Num 33:34  They moved from Jotbathah and camped at Abronah.

Num 33:35  They departed from Abronah and camped at Ezion Geber.

Num 33:36  They moved from Ezion Geber and camped in the Wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh.

Num 33:37  They moved from Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, on the boundary of the land of Edom.

Num 33:38  Then Aaron the priest went up to Mount Hor as the mouth of Jehovah told him, and died there in the fortieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, on the first day of the fifth new moon.

Num 33:39  Aaron was one hundred and twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.

Num 33:40  Now the king of Arad, the Canaanite, who dwelt in the South in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.

Num 33:41  So they departed from Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah.

Num 33:42  They departed from Zalmonah and camped at Punon.

Num 33:43  They departed from Punon and camped at Oboth.

Num 33:44  They departed from Oboth and camped at Ije Abarim, at the border of Moab.

Num 33:45  They departed from Ijim and camped at Dibon Gad.

Num 33:46  They moved from Dibon Gad and camped at Almon Diblathaim.

Num 33:47  They moved from Almon Diblathaim and camped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.

Num 33:48  They departed from the mountains of Abarim and camped in the desert plain of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho.

Num 33:49  They camped by the Jordan, from Beth Jesimoth as far as the Abel Acacia Grove in the desert plain of Moab.

Num 33:50  Now Jehovah spoke to Moses in the desert plain of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho, saying,

Num 33:51  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan,

Num 33:52  ‘then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their moulded images, and demolish all their high places;

Num 33:53  ‘you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land to possess.

Num 33:54  ‘And you shall divide the land by lot as an inheritance among your families; to the larger you shall give a larger inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give a smaller inheritance; there everyone’s inheritance shall be whatever falls to him by lot.  You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers.

Num 33:55  ‘But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.

Num 33:56  ‘Moreover it shall be that I will do to you as I thought to do to them.’”

Num 34:1  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 34:2  “Command the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land of Canaan, this is the land that shall fall to you as an inheritance; the land of Canaan to its boundaries.

Num 34:3  ‘Your southern border shall be from the Wilderness of Zin along the border of Edom; then your southern border shall extend eastward to the end of the Salt Sea;

Num 34:4  ‘your border shall turn from the southern side of the Ascent of Akrabbim, continue to Zin, and be on the south of Kadesh Barnea; then it shall go on to Hazar Addar, and continue to Azmon;

Num 34:5  ‘the border shall turn from Azmon to the Brook of Egypt, and it shall end at the Sea.

Num 34:6  ‘As for the western border, you shall have the Great Sea for a border; this shall be your western border.

Num 34:7  ‘And this shall be your northern border: From the Great Sea you shall mark out your border line to Mount Hor;

Num 34:8  ‘from Mount Hor you shall mark out your border to the entrance of Hamath; then the direction of the border shall be toward Zedad;

Num 34:9  ‘the border shall proceed to Ziphron, and it shall end at Hazar Enan.  This shall be your northern border.

Num 34:10  ‘You shall mark out your eastern border from Hazar Enan to Shepham;

Num 34:11  ‘the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; the border shall go down and reach to the eastern side of the Sea of Chinnereth;

Num 34:12  ‘the border shall go down along the Jordan, and it shall end at the Salt Sea.  This shall be your land with its surrounding boundaries.’”

Num 34:13  Then Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying: “This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which Jehovah has commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe.

Num 34:14  “For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance; and the half-tribe of Manasseh has received its inheritance.

Num 34:15  “The two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance on this side of the Jordan, across from Jericho eastward, toward the sunrise.”

Num 34:16  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 34:17  “These are the names of the men who shall divide the land among you as an inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Jehoshua the son of Nun.

Num 34:18  “And you shall take one leader of every tribe to divide the land for the inheritance.

Num 34:19  “These are the names of the men: from the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh;

Num 34:20  “from the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud;

Num 34:21  “from the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon;

Num 34:22  “a leader from the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli;

Num 34:23  “from the sons of Joseph: a leader from the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod,

Num 34:24  “and a leader from the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan;

Num 34:25  “a leader from the tribe of the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnach;

Num 34:26  “a leader from the tribe of the children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan;

Num 34:27  “a leader from the tribe of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi;

Num 34:28  “and a leader from the tribe of the children of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.”

Num 34:29  These are the ones Jehovah commanded to divide the inheritance among the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

Num 35:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses in the desert plain of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho, saying:

Num 35:2  “Command the children of Israel that they give the Levites cities to dwell in from the inheritance of their possession, and you shall also give the Levites common-land around the cities.

Num 35:3  “They shall have the cities to dwell in; and their common- land shall be for their cattle, for their herds, and for all their animals.

Num 35:4  “The common-land of the cities which you shall give the Levites shall extend from the wall of the city outward a thousand cubits all around.

Num 35:5  “And you shall measure outside the city on the east side two thousand cubits, on the south side two thousand cubits, on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits.  The city shall be in the middle.  This shall belong to them as common-land for the cities.

Num 35:6  “Now among the cities which you will give to the Levites you shall appoint six cities of refuge, to which a manslayer may flee.  And to these you shall add forty-two cities.

Num 35:7  “So all the cities you will give to the Levites shall be forty-eight; these you shall give with their common-land.

Num 35:8  “And the cities which you will give shall be from the possession of the children of Israel; from the larger tribe you shall give many, from the smaller you shall give few; each shall give some of its cities to the Levites, in proportion to the inheritance that each inherits.”

Num 35:9  Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Num 35:10  “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,

Num 35:11  ‘then you shall appoint cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any soul accidentally may flee there.

Num 35:12  ‘They shall be cities of refuge for you from the avenger, that the manslayer may not die until he stands before the congregation in judgement.

Num 35:13  ‘And of the cities which you give, you shall have six cities of refuge.

Num 35:14  ‘You shall appoint three cities on this side of the Jordan, and three cities you shall appoint in the land of Canaan, which will be cities of refuge.

Num 35:15  ‘These six cities shall be for refuge for the children of Israel, for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them, that anyone who kills a soul accidentally may flee there.

Num 35:16  ‘But if he strikes him with an iron implement, so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Num 35:17  ‘And if he strikes him with a stone in the hand, by which one could die, and he does die, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Num 35:18  ‘Or if he strikes him with a wooden hand weapon, by which one could die, and he does die, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Num 35:19  ‘The avenger of blood himself shall put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death.

Num 35:20  ‘If he pushes him out of hatred or, while lying in wait, hurls something at him so that he dies,

Num 35:21  ‘or in enmity he strikes him with his hand so that he dies, the one who struck him shall surely be put to death, for he is a murderer; the avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.

Num 35:22  ‘But if he pushes him suddenly without enmity, or throws anything at him without lying in wait,

Num 35:23  ‘or uses a stone, by which a man could die, throwing it at him without seeing him, so that he dies, while he was not his enemy or seeking his harm,

Num 35:24  ‘then the congregation shall judge between the manslayer and the avenger of blood according to these judgements.

Num 35:25  ‘So the congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall return him to the city of refuge where he had fled, and he shall remain there until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.

Num 35:26  ‘But if the manslayer at any time goes outside the limits of the city of refuge where he fled,

Num 35:27  ‘and the avenger of blood finds him outside the limits of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood kills the manslayer, he shall not be guilty of blood,

Num 35:28  ‘because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest.  But after the death of the high priest the manslayer may return to the land of his possession.

Num 35:29  ‘Now these things shall be a statute of judgement to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Num 35:30  ‘Whoever kills a soul, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouths of witnesses; but one witness is not sufficient testimony against a soul for the death penalty.

Num 35:31  ‘Moreover you shall take no ransom for the soul of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he shall surely be put to death.1

Num 35:32  ‘And you shall take no ransom for him who has fled to his city of refuge, that he may return to dwell in the land before the death of the priest.

Num 35:33  ‘So you shall not profane the land where you are; for blood defiles the land, and no atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.

Num 35:34  ‘Therefore do not make the land which you inhabit unclean, in the midst of which I dwell; for I Jehovah dwell among the children of Israel.’”

Num 36:1  Now the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near and spoke before Moses and before the leaders, the chief fathers of the children of Israel;

Num 36:2  and they said: “Jehovah commanded my lord Moses to give the land as an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel, and my lord was commanded by Jehovah to give the inheritance of our brother Zelophehad to his daughters.

Num 36:3  “Now if they are married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then their inheritance will be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and it will be added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry; so it will be taken from the lot of our inheritance.

Num 36:4  “And when the Jubilee of the children of Israel comes, then their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry; so their inheritance will be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.”

Num 36:5  Then Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the mouth of Jehovah, saying: “What the tribe of the sons of Joseph speaks is right.

Num 36:6  “This is what Jehovah commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, ‘Let them marry whom they think best, but they may marry only within the family of their father’s tribe.’

Num 36:7  “So the inheritance of the children of Israel shall not change hands from tribe to tribe, for every one of the children of Israel shall keep the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.

Num 36:8  “And every daughter who possesses an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel shall be the wife of one of the family of her father’s tribe, so that the children of Israel each may possess the inheritance of his fathers.

Num 36:9  “Thus no inheritance shall change hands from one tribe to another, but every tribe of the children of Israel shall keep its own inheritance.”

Num 36:10  Just as Jehovah commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad;

Num 36:11  for Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to the sons of their father’s brothers.

Num 36:12  They were married into the families of the children of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of their father’s family.

Num 36:13  These are the commandments and the judgements which Jehovah commanded the children of Israel by the hand of Moses in the desert plain of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho.

 

Deuteronomy

Deu 1:1  These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on this side of the Jordan in the wilderness, in the desert plain opposite Suph, between Paran, Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab.

Deu 1:2  It is eleven days’ journey from the Choreb desert1 by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea.

Deu 1:3  Now it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh new moon, on the first day of the new moon, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel according to all that Jehovah had given him as commands to them,

Deu 1:4  after he had killed Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, who dwelt at Ashtaroth in Edrei.

Deu 1:5  On this side of the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to explain the Instructions, saying,

Deu 1:6  “Jehovah our God spoke to us in the Choreb desert,2 saying: ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain.

Deu 1:7  ‘Turn and take your journey, and go to the mountains of the Amorites, to all the neighbouring places in the desert plain, in the mountains and in the valleys, in the South and on the seacoast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the River Euphrates.

Deu 1:8  ‘See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which Jehovah swore to your fathers; to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; to give to them and their descendants after them.’

Deu 1:9  “And I spoke to you at that time, saying: ‘I alone am not able to bear you.

Deu 1:10  ‘Jehovah your God has multiplied you, and here you are today, as the stars of heaven in multitude.3

Deu 1:11  ‘May Jehovah God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you!

Deu 1:12  ‘How can I alone bear your problems and your burdens and your complaints?

Deu 1:13  ‘Choose wise, understanding, and knowledgeable men from among your tribes, and I will make them heads over you.’

Deu 1:14  “And you answered me and said, ‘The thing which you have told us to do is good.’

Deu 1:15  “So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and knowledgeable men, and made them heads over you, leaders of thousands, leaders of hundreds, leaders of fifties, leaders of tens, and officers for your tribes.

Deu 1:16  “Then I commanded your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the stranger who is with him.

Deu 1:17  ‘You shall not show favouritism in judgement; you shall hear the small as well as the great; you shall not be afraid in any man’s presence, for the judgement is God’s.  The case that is too hard for you, bring it to me, and I will hear it.’

Deu 1:18  “And I commanded you at that time all the things which you should do.

Deu 1:19  “So we departed from the Choreb desert,4 and went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw on the way to the mountains of the Amorites, as Jehovah our God had commanded us.  Then we came to Kadesh Barnea.

Deu 1:20  “And I said to you, ‘You have come to the mountains of the Amorites, which Jehovah our God is giving us.

Deu 1:21  ‘Look, Jehovah your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as Jehovah God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.’

Deu 1:22  “And everyone of you came near to me and said, ‘Let us send men before us, and let them search out the land for us, and bring back word to us of the way by which we should go up, and of the cities into which we shall come.’

Deu 1:23  “And the plan pleased me well; so I took twelve of your men, one man from each tribe.

Deu 1:24  “And they departed and went up into the mountains, and came to the Valley of Eshcol, and spied it out.

Deu 1:25  “They also took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us; and they brought back word to us, saying, ‘It is a good land which Jehovah our God is giving us.’

Deu 1:26  “Nevertheless you would not go up, but rebelled against the mouth of Jehovah your God;

Deu 1:27  “and you murmured in your tents, and said, ‘Because Jehovah hates us, He has brought us out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.

Deu 1:28  ‘Where can we go up?  Our brethren have discouraged our hearts, saying, “The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to heaven; moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.”’

Deu 1:29  “Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, or be afraid of them.

Deu 1:30  ‘Jehovah your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes,

Deu 1:31  ‘and in the wilderness where you saw how Jehovah your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.’

Deu 1:32  “Yet, for all that, you did not believe Jehovah your God,

Deu 1:33  “who went in the way before you to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go, in the fire by night and in the cloud by day.

Deu 1:34  “And Jehovah heard the sound of your words, and was angry, and took an oath, saying,

Deu 1:35  ‘Surely not one of these men of this evil generation shall see that good land of which I swore to give to your fathers,

Deu 1:36  ‘except Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him and his children I am giving the land on which he walked, because he wholly followed Jehovah.’

Deu 1:37  “Jehovah was also angry with me for your sakes, saying, ‘Even you shall not go in there;

Deu 1:38  ‘but Jehoshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall go in there.  Encourage him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.

Deu 1:39  ‘Moreover your little ones and your children, who you say will be victims, who today have no knowledge of good and evil, they shall go in there; to them I will give it, and they shall possess it.

Deu 1:40  ‘But as for you, turn and take your journey into the wilderness by the Way of the Soph Sea.’1

Deu 1:41  “Then you answered and said to me, ‘We have sinned against Jehovah; we will go up and fight, just as Jehovah our God commanded us.’ And when everyone of you had girded on his weapons of war, you were ready to go up into the mountain.

Deu 1:42  “And Jehovah said to me, ‘Tell them, “Do not go up nor fight, for I am not among you; lest you be defeated before your enemies.”’

Deu 1:43  “So I spoke to you; yet you would not listen, but rebelled against the mouth of Jehovah, and presumptuously went up into the mountain.

Deu 1:44  “And the Amorites who dwelt in that mountain came out against you and chased you as bees do, and drove you back from Seir to Hormah.

Deu 1:45  “Then you returned and wept before Jehovah, but Jehovah would not listen to your voice nor give ear to you.

Deu 1:46  “So you remained in Kadesh many days, according to the days that you spent there.

Deu 2:1  “Then we turned and journeyed into the wilderness of the Way of the Soph Sea, as Jehovah spoke to me, and we skirted Mount Seir for many days.

Deu 2:2  “And Jehovah spoke to me, saying:

Deu 2:3  ‘You have skirted this mountain long enough; turn northward.

Deu 2:4  ‘And command the people, saying, “You are about to pass through the territory of your brethren, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you.  Therefore watch yourselves carefully.

Deu 2:5  “Do not meddle with them, for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as one footstep, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.

Deu 2:6  “You shall buy food from them with silver, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water from them with silver, that you may drink.

Deu 2:7  “For Jehovah your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand.  He knows your trudging through this great wilderness.  These forty years Jehovah your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.”’

Deu 2:8  “And when we passed beyond our brethren, the descendants of Esau who dwell in Seir, away from the road of the desert plain, away from Elath and Ezion Geber, we turned and passed by way of the Wilderness of Moab.

Deu 2:9  “Then Jehovah said to me, ‘Do not harass Moab, nor contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, because I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession.’”

Deu 2:10  (The Emim had dwelt there in times past, a people as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim.

Deu 2:11  They were also regarded as Raphah, like the Anakim, but the Moabites call them Emim.

Deu 2:12  The Horites formerly dwelt in Seir, but the descendants of Esau dispossessed them and destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their place, just as Israel did to the land of their possession which Jehovah gave them.)

Deu 2:13  “‘Now rise and cross over the Valley of the Zered.’  So we crossed over the Valley of the Zered.

Deu 2:14  “And the time we took to come from Kadesh Barnea until we crossed over the Valley of the Zered was thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of war was consumed from the midst of the camp, just as Jehovah had sworn to them.

Deu 2:15  “For indeed the hand of Jehovah was against them, to destroy them from the midst of the camp until they were consumed.

Deu 2:16  “So it was, when all the men of war had finally perished from among the people,

Deu 2:17  “that Jehovah spoke to me, saying:

Deu 2:18  ‘This day you are to cross over at Ar, the boundary of Moab.

Deu 2:19  ‘And when you come near the people of Ammon, do not harass them or meddle with them, for I will not give you any of the land of the people of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the descendants of Lot as a possession.’”

Deu 2:20  (That was also regarded as the land of Raphah as Raphah formerly dwelt there.  But the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,

Deu 2:21  a people as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim.  But Jehovah destroyed them before them, and they dispossessed them and dwelt in their place,

Deu 2:22  just as He had done for the descendants of Esau, who dwelt in Seir, when He destroyed the Horites from before them.  They dispossessed them and dwelt in their place, even to this day.

Deu 2:23  And the Avim, who dwelt in villages as far as Gaza; the Caphtorim, who came from Caphtor, destroyed them and dwelt in their place.)

Deu 2:24  “‘Rise, take your journey, and cross over the River Arnon.  Look, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land.  Begin to possess it, and engage him in battle.

Deu 2:25  ‘This day I will begin to put the dread and fear of you upon the nations under the whole heaven, who shall hear the report of you, and shall tremble and be in anguish because of you.’

Deu 2:26  “And I sent messengers from the Wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon, with words of peace, saying,

Deu 2:27  ‘Let me pass through your land; I will keep strictly to the road, and I will turn neither to the right nor to the left.

Deu 2:28  ‘You shall sell me food for silver, that I may eat, and give me water for silver, that I may drink; only let me pass through on foot,

Deu 2:29  ‘just as the descendants of Esau who dwell in Seir and the Moabites who dwell in Ar did for me, until I cross the Jordan to the land which Jehovah our God is giving us.’

Deu 2:30  “But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass through, for Jehovah your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, that He might deliver him into your hand, as it is this day.

Deu 2:31  “And Jehovah said to me, ‘See, I have begun to give Sihon and his land over to you.  Begin to possess it, that you may inherit his land.’

Deu 2:32  “Then Sihon and all his people came out against us to fight at Jahaz.

Deu 2:33  “And Jehovah our God delivered him over to us; so we defeated him, his sons, and all his people.

Deu 2:34  “We took all his cities at that time, and we utterly destroyed the men, women, and little ones of every city; we left none remaining.

Deu 2:35  “We took only the livestock as plunder for ourselves, with the spoil of the cities which we took.

Deu 2:36  “From Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and from the city that is in the ravine, as far as Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us; Jehovah our God delivered all to us.

Deu 2:37  “Only you did not go near the land of the people of Ammon, or anywhere along the River Jabbok, or to the cities of the mountains, or wherever Jehovah our God had forbidden us.

Deu 3:1  “Then we turned and went up the road to Bashan; and Og king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.

Deu 3:2  “And Jehovah said to me, ‘Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand; you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.’

Deu 3:3  “So Jehovah our God also delivered into our hands Og king of Bashan, with all his people, and we attacked him until he had no survivors remaining.

Deu 3:4  “And we took all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we did not take from them: sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

Deu 3:5  “All these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides a great many rural towns.

Deu 3:6  “And we utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children of every city.

Deu 3:7  “But all the livestock and the spoil of the cities we took as booty for ourselves.

Deu 3:8  “And at that time we took the land from the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were on this side of the Jordan, from the River Arnon to Mount Hermon

Deu 3:9  ‘(the Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir),

Deu 3:10  “all the cities of the plain, all Gilead, and all Bashan, as far as Salcah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

Deu 3:11  “For only Og, king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Raphah.  Indeed his bedstead was an iron bedstead.  (Is it not in Rabbah of the people of Ammon?) Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its width, according to the standard cubit.

Deu 3:12  “And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the River Arnon, and half the mountains of Gilead and its cities, I gave to the Reubenites and the Gadites.

Deu 3:13  “The rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to half the tribe of Manasseh.  (All the region of Argob, with all Bashan, was called the land of Raphah.

Deu 3:14  “Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob, as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called Bashan after his own name, Havoth Jair, to this day.)

Deu 3:15  “And I gave Gilead to Machir.

Deu 3:16  “And to the Reubenites and the Gadites I gave from Gilead as far as the River Arnon, the middle of the river as the border, as far as the River Jabbok, the border of the people of Ammon;

Deu 3:17  “the desert plain also, with the Jordan as the border, from Chinnereth as far as the eastern side of sea of the Arabah1 (the Salt Sea), below the slopes of Pisgah.

Deu 3:18  “And I commanded you at that time, saying: ‘Jehovah your God has given you this land to possess.  All you men of valour shall cross over armed before your brethren, the children of Israel.

Deu 3:19  ‘But your wives, your little ones, and your livestock (I know that you have much livestock) shall stay in your cities which I have given to you,

Deu 3:20  ‘until Jehovah has given rest to your brethren as to you, and they also possess the land which Jehovah your God is giving them beyond the Jordan.  Then each of you may return to his possession which I have given to you.’

Deu 3:21  “And I commanded Jehoshua at that time, saying, ‘Your eyes have seen all that Jehovah your God has done to these two kings; so will Jehovah do to all the kingdoms through which you pass.

Deu 3:22  ‘You must not fear them, for Jehovah your God Himself fights for you.’

Deu 3:23  “Then I pleaded with Jehovah at that time, saying:

Deu 3:24  ‘O Lord Jehovah, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds?

Deu 3:25  ‘I pray, let me cross over and see the good land beyond the Jordan, those pleasant mountains, and Lebanon.’

Deu 3:26  “But Jehovah was angry with me on your account, and would not listen to me.  So Jehovah said to me: ‘Enough of that!  Speak no more to Me of this matter.

Deu 3:27  ‘Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift your eyes toward the west, the north, the south, and the sunrise; behold it with your eyes, for you shall not cross over this Jordan.

Deu 3:28  ‘But command Jehoshua, and encourage him and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you will see.’

Deu 3:29  “So we stayed in the valley opposite Beth Peor.

Deu 4:1  “Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgements which I teach you to observe, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which Jehovah God of your fathers is giving you.

Deu 4:2  “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take anything from it, that you may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.

Deu 4:3  “Your eyes have seen what Jehovah did at LORD of the Gap;1 for Jehovah your God has destroyed from among you all the men who followed the LORD of the Gap.

Deu 4:4  “But you who held fast to Jehovah your God are alive today, every one of you.

Deu 4:5  “Surely I have taught you statutes and judgements, just as Jehovah my God commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess.

Deu 4:6  “Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’

Deu 4:7  “For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as Jehovah our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him?

Deu 4:8  “And what great nation is there that has such statutes and righteous judgements as are in all these Instructions which I set before you this day?

Deu 4:9  “Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life.  And teach them to your children and your grandchildren,

Deu 4:10  “remembering the day you stood before Jehovah your God in the Choreb desert,2 when Jehovah said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’

Deu 4:11  “Then you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.

Deu 4:12  “And Jehovah spoke to you out of the midst of the fire.  You heard the sound of the words, but saw no form; you only heard a voice.

Deu 4:13  “So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Words;3 and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.

Deu 4:14  “And Jehovah commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgements, that you might observe them in the land which you cross over to possess.

Deu 4:15  “Take careful heed to your souls, for you saw no form when Jehovah spoke to you in the Choreb desert4 from the midst of the fire,

Deu 4:16  “lest you act corruptly and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of any figure: the likeness of a male or a female,

Deu 4:17  “the likeness of any beast that is on the earth or the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the heaven,

Deu 4:18  “the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground or the likeness of any fish that is in the water beneath the earth.

Deu 4:19  “And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which Jehovah your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage.

Deu 4:20  “But Jehovah has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be His people, His inheritance, as you are this day.

Deu 4:21  “And Jehovah, He was angry with me for your words, and He swore that I would not cross over the Jordan, and that I would not enter the good land which Jehovah your God is giving you as an inheritance.

Deu 4:22  “But I must die in this land, I must not cross over the Jordan; but you shall cross over and possess that good land.

Deu 4:23  “Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of Jehovah your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of anything which Jehovah your God has forbidden you.

Deu 4:24  “For Jehovah your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.1

Deu 4:25  “When you beget children and grandchildren and have grown old in the land, act corruptly and make a carved image in the form of anything, and do evil in the sight of Jehovah your God to provoke Him to anger,

Deu 4:26  “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess; you will not prolong your days in it, but will be utterly destroyed.

Deu 4:27  “And Jehovah will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where Jehovah will drive you.

Deu 4:28  “And there you will serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.

Deu 4:29  “But from there you will seek Jehovah your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deu 4:30  “When you are in distress, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to Jehovah your God and obey His voice,

Deu 4:31  “for Jehovah your God is a merciful God.  He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

Deu 4:32  “For ask now concerning the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether any great thing like this has happened, or anything like it has been heard.

Deu 4:33  “Did any people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live?

Deu 4:34  “Or did God ever try to go and take for Himself a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that Jehovah your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

Deu 4:35  “To you it was shown, that you might know that Jehovah Himself is God; there is none other besides Him.

Deu 4:36  “Out of heaven He let you hear His voice, that He might instruct you; on earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire.

Deu 4:37  “And because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them; and He brought you out of Egypt with His Presence, with His mighty power,

Deu 4:38  “driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land as an inheritance, as it is this day.

Deu 4:39  “Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that Jehovah Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath.  There is no other.

Deu 4:40  “Therefore you shall keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which Jehovah your God is giving you for all time.”1

Deu 4:41  Then Moses set apart three cities on this side of the Jordan, toward the rising of the sun,

Deu 4:42  that the manslayer might flee there, who kills his neighbour unintentionally, without having hated him in time past, and that by fleeing to one of these cities he might live:

Deu 4:43  Bezer in the wilderness on the plateau for the Reubenites, Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan for the Manassites.

Deu 4:44  And these are the Instructions which Moses set before the children of Israel.

Deu 4:45  These are the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgements which Moses spoke to the children of Israel after they came out of Egypt,

Deu 4:46  on this side of the Jordan, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel defeated after they came out of Egypt.

Deu 4:47  And they took possession of his land and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, who were on this side of the Jordan, toward the rising of the sun,

Deu 4:48  from Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, even to Mount Sion (that is, Hermon),

Deu 4:49  and all the desert plain on the sunrise side of the Jordan as far as the Sea of the Arabah, below the slopes of Pisgah.

Deu 5:1  And Moses called all Israel, and said to them: “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgements which I speak in your hearing today, that you may learn them and be careful to observe them.

Deu 5:2  “Jehovah our God made a covenant with us in the Choreb desert.2

Deu 5:3  “Jehovah did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, those who are here today, all of us who are alive.

Deu 5:4  “Jehovah talked with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire.

Deu 5:5  “I stood between Jehovah and you at that time, to declare to you the word of Jehovah; for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain.  He said:

Deu 5:6  ‘I am Jehovah your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Deu 5:7  ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.

Deu 5:8  ‘You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

Deu 5:9  you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.  For I, Jehovah your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me,

Deu 5:10  but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Deu 5:11  ‘You shall not lift up the name of Jehovah your God in a worthless way, for Jehovah will not leave anyone who lifts up His Name in a worthless way unpunished.

Deu 5:12  ‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Jehovah your God commanded you.

Deu 5:13  Six days you shall labour and do all your work,

Deu 5:14  and the seventh day is a sabbath of Jehovah your God.  You shall not do any work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your livestock, nor your foreigner who is within your gates, so your male servant and your female servant may rest as you do.

Deu 5:15  And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore Jehovah your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

Deu 5:16  ‘Honour your father and your mother, as Jehovah your God has commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may be well with you in the land which Jehovah your God is giving you.1

Deu 5:17  ‘You shall not murder.

Deu 5:18  ‘You shall not commit adultery.

Deu 5:19  ‘You shall not steal.

Deu 5:20  ‘You shall not testify a false witness against your neighbour.

Deu 5:21  ‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife; and you shall not desire your neighbour’s house, his land, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbour’s.’2

Deu 5:22  “These words Jehovah spoke to all your assembly, in the mountain from the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and He added no more.  And He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.

Deu 5:23  “So it was, when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders.

Deu 5:24  “And you said: ‘Surely Jehovah our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire.  We have seen this day that God speaks with man; yet he still lives.

Deu 5:25  ‘Now therefore, why should we die?  For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of Jehovah our God anymore, then we shall die.

Deu 5:26  ‘For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?

Deu 5:27  ‘You go near and hear all that Jehovah our God may say, and tell us all that Jehovah our God says to you, and we will hear and do it.’

Deu 5:28  “Then Jehovah heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and Jehovah said to me: ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you.  They are right in all that they have spoken.

Deu 5:29  ‘Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

Deu 5:30  ‘Go and say to them, “Return to your tents.”

Deu 5:31  ‘But as for you, stand here by Me, and I will speak to you all the commandments, the statutes, and the judgements which you shall teach them, that they may observe them in the land which I am giving them to possess.’

Deu 5:32  “Therefore you shall be careful to do as Jehovah your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Deu 5:33  “You shall walk in all the ways which Jehovah your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

Deu 6:1  “Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgements which Jehovah your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess,

Deu 6:2  “that you may fear Jehovah your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

Deu 6:3  “Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as Jehovah God of your fathers has promised you in a land flowing with milk and honey.

Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah!

Deu 6:5  “And you shall love Jehovah your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.1

Deu 6:6  “And these words which I command you today shall be on your heart;

Deu 6:7  “you shall point them out to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.2
Deu 6:8  “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as an ornament between your eyes.3

Deu 6:9  “You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deu 6:10  “And it shall be, when Jehovah your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build,

Deu 6:11  “houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant; when you have eaten and are full;

Deu 6:12  “then beware, lest you forget Jehovah who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

Deu 6:13  “You shall fear Jehovah your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His Name.4

Deu 6:14  “You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you

Deu 6:15  ‘(for Jehovah your God is a jealous God among you), lest the anger of Jehovah your God be aroused against you and destroy you from the face of the earth.

Deu 6:16  “You shall not tempt Jehovah your God as you tempted Him in Massah.5

Deu 6:17  “You shall diligently keep the commandments of Jehovah your God, His testimonies, and His statutes which He has commanded you.

Deu 6:18  “And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of Jehovah, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which Jehovah swore to your fathers,

Deu 6:19  “to cast out all your enemies from before you, as Jehovah has spoken.

Deu 6:20  “When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What are the