QURAN CHAPTERS

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QURAN CHAPTERS

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The Authorized Canonization by Alban Fejza

 
 

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The Book of Genesis

[1:1] In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. [1:2] And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. [1:3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. [1:4] And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. [1:5] And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

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

[1:9] And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. [1:10] And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. [1:11] And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so. [1:12] And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after their kind: and God saw that it was good. [1:13] And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.

[1:14] And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: [1:15] and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. [1:16] And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. [1:17] And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, [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. [1:19] And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

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

[1:24] And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind: and it was so. [1:25] And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the ground after its kind: and God saw that it was good. [1:26] And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. [1:27] And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. [1:28] And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. [1:29] And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food: [1:30] and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for food: and it was so. [1:31] And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

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

[2:4] These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that THE GOD made earth and heaven. [2:5] And no plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for THE GOD had not caused it to rain upon the earth: and there was not a man to till the ground; [2:6] but there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. [2:7] And THE GOD formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. [2:8] And THE GOD planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. [2:9] And out of the ground made THE GOD to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. [2:10] And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four heads. [2:11] The name of the first is Pishon: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; [2:12] and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. [2:13] And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Cush. [2:14] And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth in front of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. [2:15] And THE GOD took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. [2:16] And THE GOD commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you mayest freely eat: [2:17] but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shalt not eat of it: for in the day that you eatest thereof you shalt surely die.

[2:18] And THE GOD said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. [2:19] And out of the ground THE GOD formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the heavens; and brought them unto the man to see what he would call them: and whatsoever the man called every living creature, that was the name thereof. [2:20] And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but for man there was not found a help meet for him. [2:21] And THE GOD caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof: [2:22] and the rib, which THE GOD had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. [2:23] And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. [2:24] Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. [2:25] And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

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

[3:9] And THE GOD called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou? [3:10] And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. [3:11] And he said, Who told you that you wast naked? Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded you that you shouldest not eat? [3:12] And the man said, The woman whom you gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. [3:13] And THE GOD said unto the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. [3:14] And THE GOD said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, cursed art you above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shalt you go, and dust shalt you eat all the days of your life: [3:15] and I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed: he shall bruise your head, and you shalt bruise his heel. [3:16] Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your pain and your conception; in pain you shalt bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over thee. [3:17] And unto Adam he said, Because you have hearkened unto the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, you shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil shalt you eat of it all the days of your life; [3:18] thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and you shalt eat the herb of the field; [3:19] in the sweat of your face shalt you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it wast you taken: for dust you art, and unto dust shalt you return. [3:20] And the man called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. [3:21] And THE GOD made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them.

[3:22] And THE GOD said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever— [3:23] therefore THE GOD sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. [3:24] So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden the Cherubim, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

[4:1] And the man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man with the help of THE GOD. [4:2] And again she bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. [4:3] And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto THE GOD. [4:4] And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And THE GOD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: [4:5] but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. [4:6] And THE GOD said unto Cain, Why art you wroth? and why is your countenance fallen? [4:7] If you doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if you doest not well, sin coucheth at the door: and unto you shall be its desire, but do you rule over it. [4:8] And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

[4:9] And THE GOD said unto Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother’s keeper? [4:10] And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. [4:11] And now cursed art you from the ground, which hath opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand; [4:12] when you tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto you its strength; a fugitive and a wanderer shalt you be in the earth. [4:13] And Cain said unto THE GOD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. [4:14] Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; and from your face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth; and it will come to pass, that whosoever findeth me will slay me. [4:15] And THE GOD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And THE GOD appointed a sign for Cain, lest any finding him should smite him.

[4:16] And Cain went out from the presence of THE GOD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. [4:17] And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. [4:18] And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methushael; and Methushael begat Lamech. [4:19] And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. [4:20] And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle. [4:21] And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe. [4:22] And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. [4:23] And Lamech said unto his wives:

Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;

Ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech:

For I have slain a man for wounding me,

And a young man for bruising me:

[4:24] If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,

Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

[4:25] And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth. For, said she, God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him. [4:26] And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of THE GOD.

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

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

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

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

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

[5:18] And Jared lived a hundred sixty and two years, and begat Enoch: [5:19] and Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: [5:20] And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

[5:21] And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: [5:22] and Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: [5:23] and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: [5:24] and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

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

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

[5:32] And Noah was five hundred years old: And Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

[6:1] And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born unto them, [6:2] that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all that they chose. [6:3] And THE GOD said, My spirit shall not strive with man for ever, for that he also is flesh: yet shall his days be a hundred and twenty years. [6:4] The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them: the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.

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

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

[6:13] And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. [6:14] Make you an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt you make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. [6:15] And this is how you shalt make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. [6:16] A light shalt you make to the ark, and to a cubit shalt you finish it upward; and the door of the ark shalt you set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt you make it. [6:17] And I, behold, I do bring the flood of waters upon this earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is in the earth shall die. [6:18] But I will establish my covenant with thee; and you shalt come into the ark, thou, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons’ wives with thee. [6:19] And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. [6:20] Of the birds after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. [6:21] And take you unto you of all food that is eaten, and gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. [6:22] Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

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

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

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

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

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

[8:13] And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dried. [8:14] And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dry. [8:15] And God spake unto Noah, saying, [8:16] Go forth from the ark, thou, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons’ wives with thee. [8:17] Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, both birds, and cattle, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. [8:18] And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him: [8:19] every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatsoever moveth upon the earth, after their families, went forth out of the ark.

[8:20] And Noah builded an altar unto THE GOD, and took of every clean beast, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt-offerings on the altar. [8:21] And THE GOD smelled the sweet savor; and THE GOD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake, for that the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more everything living, as I have done. [8:22] While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

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

[9:8] And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, [9:9] And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; [9:10] and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you. Of all that go out of the ark, even every beast of the earth. [9:11] And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth. [9:12] And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: [9:13] I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. [9:14] And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud, [9:15] and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. [9:16] And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. [9:17] And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

[9:18] And the sons of Noah, that went forth from the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. [9:19] These three were the sons of Noah: and of these was the whole earth overspread.

[9:20] And Noah began to be a husbandman, and planted a vineyard: [9:21] and he drank of the wine, and was drunken. And he was uncovered within his tent. [9:22] And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. [9:23] And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. [9:24] And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done unto him. [9:25] And he said,

Cursed be Canaan;

A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

[9:26] And he said,

Blessed be THE GOD, the God of Shem;

And let Canaan be his servant.

[9:27] God enlarge Japheth,

And let him dwell in the tents of Shem;

And let Canaan be his servant.

[9:28] And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. [9:29] And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

[10:1] Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, namely, of Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

[10:2] The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. [10:3] And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. [10:4] And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. [10:5] Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

[10:6] And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan. [10:7] And the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan. [10:8] And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. [10:9] He was a mighty hunter before THE GOD: wherefore it is said, Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before THE GOD. [10:10] And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. [10:11] Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and builded Nineveh, and Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah, [10:12] and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city). [10:13] And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, [10:14] and Pathrusim, and Casluhim (whence went forth the Philistines), and Caphtorim.

[10:15] And Canaan begat Sidon his first-born, and Heth, [10:16] and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, [10:17] and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, [10:18] and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanite spread abroad. [10:19] And the border of the Canaanite was from Sidon, as you goest toward Gerar, unto Gaza; as you goest toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Admah and Zeboiim, unto Lasha. [10:20] These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.

[10:21] And unto Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born. [10:22] The sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram. [10:23] And the sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. [10:24] And Arpachshad begat Shelah; and Shelah begat Eber. [10:25] And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg. For in his days was the earth divided. And his brother’s name was Joktan. [10:26] And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, [10:27] and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, [10:28] and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, [10:29] and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan. [10:30] And their dwelling was from Mesha, as you goest toward Sephar, the mountain of the east. [10:31] These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

[10:32] These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and of these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

[11:1] And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech. [11:2] And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. [11:3] And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. [11:4] And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. [11:5] And THE GOD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. [11:6] And THE GOD said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do. [11:7] Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. [11:8] So THE GOD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city. [11:9] Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because THE GOD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did THE GOD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

[11:10] These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begat Arpachshad two years after the flood. [11:11] and Shem lived after he begat Arpachshad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

[11:12] And Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and begat Shelah. [11:13] and Arpachshad lived after he begat Shelah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

[11:14] And Shelah lived thirty years, and begat Eber: [11:15] and Shelah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

[11:16] And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg: [11:17] and Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

[11:18] And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu: [11:19] and Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

[11:20] And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug: [11:21] and Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

[11:22] And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor: [11:23] and Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

[11:24] And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah: [11:25] and Nahor lived after he begat Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

[11:26] And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

[11:27] Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. And Haran begat Lot. [11:28] And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. [11:29] And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. [11:30] And Sarai was barren; She had no child. [11:31] And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. [11:32] And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

[12:1] Now THE GOD said unto Abram, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee: [12:2] and I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make your name great; and be you a blessing; [12:3] and I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth you will I curse: and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed. [12:4] So Abram went, as THE GOD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. [12:5] And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. [12:6] And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. [12:7] And THE GOD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto your seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto THE GOD, who appeared unto him. [12:8] And he removed from thence unto the mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto THE GOD, and called upon the name of THE GOD. [12:9] And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the South.

[12:10] And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was sore in the land. [12:11] And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that you art a fair woman to look upon: [12:12] and it will come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save you alive. [12:13] Say, I pray thee, you art my sister; that it may be well with me for your sake, and that my soul may live because of thee. [12:14] And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. [12:15] And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. [12:16] And he dealt well with Abram for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels. [12:17] And THE GOD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. [12:18] And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that you have done unto me? why didst you not tell me that she was your wife? [12:19] why saidst thou, She is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife? now therefore behold your wife, take her, and go your way. [12:20] And Pharaoh gave men charge concerning him: and they brought him on the way, and his wife, and all that he had.

[13:1] And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the South. [13:2] And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. [13:3] And he went on his journeys from the South even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Ai, [13:4] unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of THE GOD. [13:5] And Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. [13:6] And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. [13:7] And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdsmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land. [13:8] And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren. [13:9] Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. If you wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left. [13:10] And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the Plain of the Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before THE GOD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of THE GOD, like the land of Egypt, as you goest unto Zoar. [13:11] So Lot chose him all the Plain of the Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. [13:12] Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the Plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom. [13:13] Now the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners against THE GOD exceedingly.

[13:14] And THE GOD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you art, northward and southward and eastward and westward: [13:15] for all the land which you seest, to you will I give it, and to your seed for ever. [13:16] And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then may your seed also be numbered. [13:17] Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for unto you will I give it. [13:18] And Abram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built there an altar unto THE GOD.

[14:1] And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, [14:2] that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar). [14:3] All these joined together in the vale of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea). [14:4] Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. [14:5] And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim, [14:6] and the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness. [14:7] And they returned, and came to En-mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazazon-tamar. [14:8] And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar); and they set the battle in array against them in the vale of Siddim; [14:9] against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five. [14:10] Now the vale of Siddim was full of slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell there, and they that remained fled to the mountain. [14:11] And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. [14:12] And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

[14:13] And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew: now he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram. [14:14] And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan. [14:15] And he divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. [14:16] And he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

[14:17] And the king of Sodom went out to meet him, after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, at the vale of Shaveh (the same is the King’s Vale). [14:18] And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was priest of God Most High. [14:19] And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth: [14:20] and blessed be God Most High, who hath delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him a tenth of all. [14:21] And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself. [14:22] And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto THE GOD, God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth, [14:23] that I will not take a thread nor a shoe-latchet nor aught that is thine, lest you shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: [14:24] save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men that went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their portion.

[15:1] After these things the word of THE GOD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward. [15:2] And Abram said, O Lord THE GOD, what wilt you give me, seeing I go childless, and he that shall be possessor of my house is Eliezer of Damascus? [15:3] And Abram said, Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. [15:4] And, behold, the word of THE GOD came unto him, saying, This man shall not be your heir; But he that shall come forth out of your own bowels shall be your heir. [15:5] And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and number the stars, if you be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall your seed be. [15:6] And he believed in THE GOD; and he reckoned it to him for righteousness. [15:7] And he said unto him, I am THE GOD that brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it. [15:8] And he said, O Lord THE GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? [15:9] And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a she-goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon. [15:10] And he took him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each half over against the other: but the birds divided he not. [15:11] And the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

[15:12] And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him. [15:13] And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; [15:14] and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. [15:15] But you shalt go to your fathers in peace; you shalt be buried in a good old age. [15:16] And in the fourth generation they shall come hither again; for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full. [15:17] And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch that passed between these pieces. [15:18] In that day THE GOD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto your seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: [15:19] the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite, [15:20] and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Rephaim, [15:21] and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.

[16:1] Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, bare him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. [16:2] And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, THE GOD hath restrained me from bearing; go in, I pray thee, unto my handmaid; it may be that I shall obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. [16:3] And Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife. [16:4] And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. [16:5] And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I gave my handmaid into they bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: THE GOD judge between me and thee. [16:6] But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her that which is good in your eyes. And Sarai dealt hardly with her, and she fled from her face.

[16:7] And the angel of THE GOD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. [16:8] And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s handmaid, whence camest thou? and whither goest thou? And she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai. [16:9] And the angel of THE GOD said unto her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands. [16:10] And the angel of THE GOD said unto her, I will greatly multiply your seed, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. [16:11] And the angel of THE GOD said unto her, Behold, you art with child, and shalt bear a son; and you shalt call his name Ishmael, because THE GOD hath heard your affliction. [16:12] And he shall be as a wild ass among men; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell over against all his brethren. [16:13] And she called the name of THE GOD that spake unto her, you art a God that seeth: for she said, Have I even here looked after him that seeth me? [16:14] Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

[16:15] And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bare, Ishmael. [16:16] And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

[17:1] And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, THE GOD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be you perfect. [17:2] And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply you exceedingly. [17:3] And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, [17:4] As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and you shalt be the father of a multitude of nations. [17:5] Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for the father of a multitude of nations have I made thee. [17:6] And I will make you exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. [17:7] And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto you and to your seed after thee. [17:8] And I will give unto thee, and to your seed after thee, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

[17:9] And God said unto Abraham, And as for thee, you shalt keep my covenant, thou, and your seed after you throughout their generations. [17:10] This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after thee: every male among you shall be circumcised. [17:11] And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of a covenant betwixt me and you. [17:12] And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every male throughout your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any foreigner that is not of your seed. [17:13] He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with your money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. [17:14] And the uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

[17:15] And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. [17:16] And I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be of her. [17:17] Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? [17:18] And Abraham said unto God, Oh that Ishmael might live before thee! [17:19] And God said, Nay, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son; and you shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him. [17:20] And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. [17:21] But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto you at this set time in the next year.

[17:22] And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham. [17:23] And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him. [17:24] And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. [17:25] And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin. [17:26] In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son. [17:27] And all the men of his house, those born in the house, and those bought with money of a foreigner, were circumcised with him.

[18:1] And THE GOD appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; [18:2] and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over against him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth, [18:3] and said, My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from your servant: [18:4] let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: [18:5] and I will fetch a morsel of bread, and strengthen you your heart; after that you shall pass on: forasmuch as you are come to your servant. And they said, So do, as you have said. [18:6] And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes. [18:7] And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto the servant; and he hasted to dress it. [18:8] And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

[18:9] And they said unto him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. [18:10] And he said, I will certainly return unto you when the season cometh round; and, lo, Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him. [18:11] Now Abraham and Sarah were old, and well stricken in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. [18:12] And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? [18:13] And THE GOD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old? [18:14] Is anything too hard for THE GOD? At the set time I will return unto thee, when the season cometh round, and Sarah shall have a son. [18:15] Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but you didst laugh.

[18:16] And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. [18:17] And THE GOD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that which I do; [18:18] seeing that Abraham had surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? [18:19] For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of THE GOD, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that THE GOD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. [18:20] And THE GOD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; [18:21] I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

[18:22] And the men turned from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before THE GOD. [18:23] And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt you consume the righteous with the wicked? [18:24] Peradventure there are fifty righteous within the city: wilt you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? [18:25] That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that so the righteous should be as the wicked; that be far from thee: shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? [18:26] And THE GOD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake. [18:27] And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes: [18:28] peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt you destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, I will not destroy it, if I find there forty and five. [18:29] And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty’s sake. [18:30] And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. [18:31] And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the twenty’s sake. [18:32] And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten’s sake. [18:33] And THE GOD went his way, as soon as he had left off communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

[19:1] And the two angels came to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face to the earth; [19:2] and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. [19:3] And he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. [19:4] But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter; [19:5] and they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men that came in to you this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. [19:6] And Lot went out unto them to the door, and shut the door after him. [19:7] And he said, I pray you, my brethren, do not so wickedly. [19:8] Behold now, I have two daughters that have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do you to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing, forasmuch as they are come under the shadow of my roof. [19:9] And they said, Stand back. And they said, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and drew near to break the door. [19:10] But the men put forth their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. [19:11] And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

[19:12] And the men said unto Lot, Have you here any besides? son-in-law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whomsoever you have in the city, bring them out of the place: [19:13] for we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxed great before THE GOD: and THE GOD hath sent us to destroy it. [19:14] And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons-in-law, who married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for THE GOD will destroy the city. But he seemed unto his sons-in-law as one that mocked. [19:15] And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take your wife, and your two daughters that are here, lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city. [19:16] But he lingered; and the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters, THE GOD being merciful unto him; and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. [19:17] And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for your life; look not behind thee, neither stay you in all the Plain; escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed. [19:18] And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my lord: [19:19] behold now, your servant hath found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your lovingkindness, which you have showed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest evil overtake me, and I die: [19:20] behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape thither (is it not a little one?), and my soul shall live. [19:21] And he said unto him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken. [19:22] Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till you be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

[19:23] The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot came unto Zoar. [19:24] Then THE GOD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from THE GOD out of heaven; [19:25] and he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. [19:26] But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. [19:27] And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before THE GOD: [19:28] and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the Plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the land went up as the smoke of a furnace.

[19:29] And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the Plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.

[19:30] And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. [19:31] And the first-born said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: [19:32] come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. [19:33] And they made their father drink wine that night: and the first-born went in, and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. [19:34] And it came to pass on the morrow, that the first-born said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go you in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. [19:35] And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. [19:36] Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. [19:37] And the first-born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day. [19:38] And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

[20:1] And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the land of the South, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur. And he sojourned in Gerar. [20:2] And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. [20:3] But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, Behold, you art but a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken. For she is a man’s wife. [20:4] Now Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt you slay even a righteous nation? [20:5] Said he not himself unto me, She is my sister? And she, even she herself said, He is my brother. In the integrity of my heart and the innocency of my hands have I done this. [20:6] And God said unto him in the dream, Yea, I know that in the integrity of your heart you has done this, and I also withheld you from sinning against me. Therefore suffered I you not to touch her. [20:7] Now therefore restore the man’s wife. For he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and you shalt live. And if you restore her not, know you that you shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

[20:8] And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ear. And the men were sore afraid. [20:9] Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What have you done unto us? And wherein have I sinned against thee, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? you have done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. [20:10] And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that you have done this thing? [20:11] And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place. And they will slay me for my wife’s sake. [20:12] And moreover she is indeed my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife: [20:13] and it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said unto her, This is your kindness which you shalt show unto me. At every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother. [20:14] And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and women-servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. [20:15] And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee. Dwell where it pleaseth thee. [20:16] And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver. Behold, it is for you a covering of the eyes to all that are with thee. And in respect of all you art righted. [20:17] And Abraham prayed unto God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bare children. [20:18] For THE GOD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.

[21:1] And THE GOD visited Sarah as he had said, and THE GOD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. [21:2] And Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. [21:3] And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. [21:4] And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. [21:5] And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. [21:6] And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh. Every one that heareth will laugh with me. [21:7] And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should give children suck? For I have borne him a son in his old age.

[21:8] And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. [21:9] And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne unto Abraham, mocking. [21:10] Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son. For the son of this handmaid shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. [21:11] And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight on account of his son. [21:12] And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah saith unto thee, hearken unto her voice. For in Isaac shall your seed be called. [21:13] And also of the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is your seed. [21:14] And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and gave her the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. [21:15] And the water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. [21:16] And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot. For she said, Let me not look upon the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lifted up her voice, and wept. [21:17] And God heard the voice of the lad. And the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? Fear not. For God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. [21:18] Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your hand. For I will make him a great nation. [21:19] And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. [21:20] And God was with the lad, and he grew. And he dwelt in the wilderness, and became, as he grew up, an archer. [21:21] And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

[21:22] And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with you in all that you doest. [21:23] Now therefore swear unto me here by God that you wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son. But according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, you shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein you have sojourned. [21:24] And Abraham said, I will swear. [21:25] And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of the well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away. [21:26] And Abimelech said, I know not who hath done this thing. Neither didst you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day. [21:27] And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech. And they two made a covenant. [21:28] And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. [21:29] And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves? [21:30] And he said, These seven ewe lambs shalt you take of my hand, that it may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. [21:31] Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba. Because there they sware both of them. [21:32] So they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. And Abimelech rose up, and Phicol the captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines. [21:33] And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of THE GOD, the Everlasting God. [21:34] And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines many days.

[22:1] And it came to pass after these things, that God did prove Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham. And he said, Here am I. [22:2] And he said, Take now your son, your only son, whom you lovest, even Isaac, and get you into the land of Moriah. And offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell you of. [22:3] And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. And he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. [22:4] On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. [22:5] And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide you here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come again to you. [22:6] And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. And they went both of them together. [22:7] And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold, the fire and the wood. But where is the lamb for a burnt-offering? [22:8] And Abraham said, God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son. So they went both of them together.

[22:9] And they came to the place which God had told him of. And Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. [22:10] And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. [22:11] And the angel of THE GOD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham. And he said, Here I am. [22:12] And he said, Lay not your hand upon the lad, neither do you anything unto him. For now I know that you fearest God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me. [22:13] And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. [22:14] And Abraham called the name of that place THE GOD-jireh. As it is said to this day, In the mount of THE GOD it shall be provided. [22:15] And the angel of THE GOD called unto Abraham a second time out of heaven, [22:16] and said, By myself have I sworn, saith THE GOD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son, [22:17] that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon the seashore. And your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. [22:18] And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. Because you have obeyed my voice. [22:19] So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

[22:20] And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she also hath borne children unto your brother Nahor. [22:21] Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram. [22:22] And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. [22:23] And Bethuel begat Rebekah. These eight did Milcah bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother. [22:24] And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she also bare Tebah, and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.

[23:1] And the life of Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years. These were the years of the life of Sarah. [23:2] And Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. [23:3] And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spake unto the children of Heth, saying, [23:4] I am a stranger and a sojourner with you. Give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. [23:5] And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, [23:6] Hear us, my lord. you art a prince of God among us. In the choice of our sepulchres bury your dead. None of us shall withhold from you his sepulchre, but that you mayest bury your dead. [23:7] And Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. [23:8] And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, [23:9] that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me in the midst of you for a possession of a burying-place. [23:10] Now Ephron was sitting in the midst of the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, [23:11] Nay, my lord, hear me. The field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee. In the presence of the children of my people give I it thee. Bury your dead. [23:12] And Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land. [23:13] And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if you wilt, I pray thee, hear me. I will give the price of the field. Take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. [23:14] And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, [23:15] My lord, hearken unto me. A piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that betwixt me and thee? Bury therefore your dead. [23:16] And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron. And Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

[23:17] So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the border thereof round about, were made sure [23:18] unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. [23:19] And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre (the same is Hebron), in the land of Canaan. [23:20] And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth.

[24:1] And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age. And THE GOD had blessed Abraham in all things. [24:2] And Abraham said unto his servant, the elder of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, your hand under my thigh. [24:3] And I will make you swear by THE GOD, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you wilt not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell. [24:4] But you shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac. [24:5] And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land. Must I needs bring your son again unto the land from whence you camest? [24:6] And Abraham said unto him, Beware you that you bring not my son thither again. [24:7] THE GOD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my nativity, and who spake unto me, and who sware unto me, saying, Unto your seed will I give this land. He will send his angel before thee, and you shalt take a wife for my son from thence. [24:8] And if the woman be not willing to follow thee, then you shalt be clear from this my oath. Only you shalt not bring my son thither again. [24:9] And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning this matter.

[24:10] And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed, having all goodly things of his master’s in his hand. And he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. [24:11] And he made the camels to kneel down without the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water. [24:12] And he said, O THE GOD, the God of my master Abraham, send me, I pray thee, good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham. [24:13] Behold, I am standing by the fountain of water. And the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. [24:14] And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down your pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink. And she shall say, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also. Let the same be she that you have appointed for your servant Isaac. And thereby shall I know that you have showed kindness unto my master. [24:15] And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. [24:16] And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her. And she went down to the fountain, and filled her pitcher, and came up. [24:17] And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Give me to drink, I pray thee, a little water from your pitcher. [24:18] And she said, Drink, my lord. And she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. [24:19] And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw for your camels also, until they have done drinking. [24:20] And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw, and drew for all his camels. [24:21] And the man looked stedfastly on her, holding his peace, to know whether THE GOD had made his journey prosperous or not. [24:22] And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold, [24:23] and said, Whose daughter art thou? Tell me, I pray thee. Is there room in your father’s house for us to lodge in? [24:24] And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bare unto Nahor. [24:25] She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. [24:26] And the man bowed his head, and worshipped THE GOD. [24:27] And he said, Blessed be THE GOD, the God of my master Abraham, who hath not forsaken his lovingkindness and his truth toward my master. As for me, THE GOD hath led me in the way to the house of my master’s brethren.

[24:28] And the damsel ran, and told her mother’s house according to these words. [24:29] And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the fountain. [24:30] And it came to pass, when he saw the ring, and the bracelets upon his sister’s hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me. That he came unto the man. And, behold, he was standing by the camels at the fountain. [24:31] And he said, Come in, you blessed of THE GOD. Wherefore standest you without? For I have prepared the house, and room for the camels. [24:32] And the man came into the house, and he ungirded the camels. And he gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men that were with him. [24:33] And there was set food before him to eat. But he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. [24:34] And he said, I am Abraham’s servant. [24:35] And THE GOD hath blessed my master greatly. And he is become great. And he hath given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and men-servants and maid-servants, and camels and asses. [24:36] And Sarah my master’s wife bare a son to my master when she was old. And unto him hath he given all that he hath. [24:37] And my master made me swear, saying, you shalt not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell. [24:38] But you shalt go unto my father’s house, and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son. [24:39] And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me. [24:40] And he said unto me, THE GOD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper your way. And you shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father’s house. [24:41] Then shalt you be clear from my oath, when you comest to my kindred. And if they give her not to thee, you shalt be clear from my oath. [24:42] And I came this day unto the fountain, and said, O THE GOD, the God of my master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go. [24:43] Behold, I am standing by the fountain of water. And let it come to pass, that the maiden that cometh forth to draw, to whom I shall say, Give me, I pray thee, a little water from your pitcher to drink. [24:44] And she shall say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for your camels. Let the same be the woman whom THE GOD hath appointed for my master’s son. [24:45] And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder. And she went down unto the fountain, and drew. And I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. [24:46] And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also. So I drank, and she made the camels drink also. [24:47] And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bare unto him. And I put the ring upon her nose, and the bracelets upon her hands. [24:48] And I bowed my head, and worshipped THE GOD, and blessed THE GOD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master’s brother’s daughter for his son. [24:49] And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. And if not, tell me. That I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

[24:50] Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from THE GOD. We cannot speak unto you bad or good. [24:51] Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be your master’s son’s wife, as THE GOD hath spoken. [24:52] And it came to pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth unto THE GOD. [24:53] And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah. He gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things. [24:54] And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night. And they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. [24:55] And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten. After that she shall go. [24:56] And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing THE GOD hath prospered my way. Send me away that I may go to my master. [24:57] And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth. [24:58] And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt you go with this man? And she said, I will go. [24:59] And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men. [24:60] And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Our sister, be you the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let your seed possess the gate of those that hate them.

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

[25:1] And Abraham took another wife, and her name was Keturah. [25:2] And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. [25:3] And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. [25:4] And the sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. [25:5] And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. [25:6] But unto the sons of the concubines, that Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts. And he sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country. [25:7] And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years. [25:8] And Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years, and was gathered to his people. [25:9] And Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre. [25:10] The field which Abraham purchased of the children of Heth. There was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. [25:11] And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac dwelt by Beer-lahai-roi.

[25:12] Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham. [25:13] And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, [25:14] and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa, [25:15] Hadad, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. [25:16] These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their villages, and by their encampments. Twelve princes according to their nations. [25:17] And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years. And he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people. [25:18] And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is before Egypt, as you goest toward Assyria. He abode over against all his brethren.

[25:19] And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son. Abraham begat Isaac. [25:20] And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian, to be his wife. [25:21] And Isaac entreated THE GOD for his wife, because she was barren. And THE GOD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. [25:22] And the children struggled together within her. And she said, If it be so, wherefore do I live? And she went to inquire of THE GOD. [25:23] And THE GOD said unto her,

Two nations are in your womb,

And two peoples shall be separated from your bowels.

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

And the elder shall serve the younger.

[25:24] And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. [25:25] And the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment. And they called his name Esau. [25:26] And after that came forth his brother, and his hand had hold on Esau’s heel. And his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

[25:27] And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. [25:28] Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison. And Rebekah loved Jacob. [25:29] And Jacob boiled pottage. And Esau came in from the field, and he was faint. [25:30] And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage. For I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom. [25:31] And Jacob said, Sell me first your birthright. [25:32] And Esau said, Behold, I am about to die. And what profit shall the birthright do to me? [25:33] And Jacob said, Swear to me first. And he sware unto him. And he sold his birthright unto Jacob. [25:34] And Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils. And he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way. So Esau despised his birthright.

[26:1] And there was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines, unto Gerar. [26:2] And THE GOD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt. Dwell in the land which I shall tell you of. [26:3] Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee. For unto thee, and unto your seed, I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I sware unto Abraham your father. [26:4] And I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and will give unto your seed all these lands. And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. [26:5] Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. [26:6] And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. [26:7] And the men of the place asked him of his wife. And he said, She is my sister. For he feared to say, My wife. Lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah. Because she was fair to look upon. [26:8] And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. [26:9] And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is your wife. And how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die because of her. [26:10] And Abimelech said, What is this you have done unto us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you wouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. [26:11] And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

[26:12] And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year a hundredfold. And THE GOD blessed him. [26:13] And the man waxed great, and grew more and more until he became very great. [26:14] And he had possessions of flocks, and possessions of herds, and a great household. And the Philistines envied him. [26:15] Now all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped, and filled with earth. [26:16] And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us. For you art much mightier than we. [26:17] And Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

[26:18] And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father. For the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. And he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. [26:19] And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. [26:20] And the herdsmen of Gerar strove with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. [26:21] And they digged another well, and they strove for that also. And he called the name of it Sitnah. [26:22] And he removed from thence, and digged another well. And for that they strove not. And he called the name of it Rehoboth. And he said, For now THE GOD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

[26:23] And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. [26:24] And THE GOD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply your seed for my servant Abraham’s sake. [26:25] And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of THE GOD, and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac’s servants digged a well.

[26:26] Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the captain of his host. [26:27] And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore are you come unto me, seeing you hate me, and have sent me away from you? [26:28] And they said, We saw plainly that THE GOD was with thee. And we said, Let there now be an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee, [26:29] that you wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace. you art now the blessed of THE GOD. [26:30] And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. [26:31] And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another. And Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. [26:32] And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac’s servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water. [26:33] And he called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.

[26:34] And when Esau was forty years old he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite. [26:35] And they were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

[27:1] And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his elder son, and said unto him, My son. And he said unto him, Here am I. [27:2] And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death. [27:3] Now therefore take, I pray thee, your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me venison. [27:4] And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat. That my soul may bless you before I die.

[27:5] And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it. [27:6] And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak unto Esau your brother, saying, [27:7] Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless you before THE GOD before my death. [27:8] Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee. [27:9] Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats. And I will make them savory food for your father, such as he loveth. [27:10] And you shalt bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death. [27:11] And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man. [27:12] My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver. And I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. [27:13] And his mother said unto him, Upon me be your curse, my son. Only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. [27:14] And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother. And his mother made savory food, such as his father loved. [27:15] And Rebekah took the goodly garments of Esau her elder son, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son. [27:16] And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck. [27:17] And she gave the savory food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

[27:18] And he came unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I. Who art thou, my son? [27:19] And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau your first-born; I have done according as you badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me. [27:20] And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because THE GOD your God sent me good speed. [27:21] And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether you be my very son Esau or not. [27:22] And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father. And he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. [27:23] And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands. So he blessed him. [27:24] And he said, Art you my very son Esau? And he said, I am. [27:25] And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat. And he brought him wine, and he drank. [27:26] And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. [27:27] And he came near, and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said,

See, the smell of my son

Is as the smell of a field which THE GOD hath blessed.

[27:28] And God give you of the dew of heaven,

And of the fatness of the earth,

And plenty of grain and new wine.

[27:29] Let peoples serve thee,

And nations bow down to thee.

Be lord over your brethren,

And let your mother’s sons bow down to thee.

Cursed be every one that curseth thee,

And blessed be every one that blesseth thee.

[27:30] And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. [27:31] And he also made savory food, and brought it unto his father. And he said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s venison, that your soul may bless me. [27:32] And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am your son, your first-born, Esau. [27:33] And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who then is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you camest, and have blessed him? Yea, and he shall be blessed. [27:34] When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with an exceeding great and bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father. [27:35] And he said, your brother came with guile, and hath taken away your blessing. [27:36] And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times. He took away my birthright. And, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Have you not reserved a blessing for me? [27:37] And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants. And with grain and new wine have I sustained him. And what then shall I do for thee, my son? [27:38] And Esau said unto his father, Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. [27:39] And Isaac his father answered and said unto him,

Behold, of the fatness of the earth shall be your dwelling,

And of the dew of heaven from above.

[27:40] And by your sword shalt you live, and you shalt serve your brother.

And it shall come to pass, when you shalt break loose,

That you shalt shake his yoke from off your neck.

[27:41] And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then will I slay my brother Jacob. [27:42] And the words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah. And she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, your brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee. [27:43] Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. And arise, flee you to Laban my brother to Haran. [27:44] And tarry with him a few days, until your brother’s fury turn away. [27:45] Until your brother’s anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which you have done to him. Then I will send, and fetch you from thence. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?

[27:46] And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

[28:1] And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, you shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. [28:2] Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father. And take you a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother. [28:3] And God Almighty bless thee, and make you fruitful, and multiply thee, that you mayest be a company of peoples. [28:4] And give you the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to your seed with thee. That you mayest inherit the land of your sojournings, which God gave unto Abraham. [28:5] And Isaac sent away Jacob. And he went to Paddan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

[28:6] Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram, to take him a wife from thence. And that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, you shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. [28:7] And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Paddan-aram. [28:8] And Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father. [28:9] And Esau went unto Ishmael, and took, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.

[28:10] And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. [28:11] And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set. And he took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep. [28:12] And he dreamed. And behold, a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it. [28:13] And, behold, THE GOD stood above it, and said, I am THE GOD, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon you liest, to you will I give it, and to your seed. [28:14] And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. And in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. [28:15] And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee, whithersoever you goest, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of. [28:16] And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely THE GOD is in this place. And I knew it not. [28:17] And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

[28:18] And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. [28:19] And he called the name of that place Beth-el. But the name of the city was Luz at the first. [28:20] And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, [28:21] so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, and THE GOD will be my God, [28:22] then this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house. And of all that you shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

[29:1] Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to the land of the children of the east. [29:2] And he looked, and behold, a well in the field, and, lo, three flocks of sheep lying there by it. For out of that well they watered the flocks. And the stone upon the well’s mouth was great. [29:3] And thither were all the flocks gathered. And they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well’s mouth in its place. [29:4] And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said, Of Haran are we. [29:5] And he said unto them, Know you Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him. [29:6] And he said unto them, Is it well with him? And they said, It is well. And, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. [29:7] And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together. Water you the sheep, and go and feed them. [29:8] And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well’s mouth. Then we water the sheep. [29:9] While he was yet speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep. For she kept them. [29:10] And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother. [29:11] And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept. [29:12] And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Rebekah’s son. And she ran and told her father.

[29:13] And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things. [29:14] And Laban said to him, Surely you art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month. [29:15] And Laban said unto Jacob, Because you art my brother, shouldest you therefore serve me for nought? Tell me, what shall your wages be? [29:16] And Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. [29:17] And Leah’s eyes were tender. But Rachel was beautiful and well favored. [29:18] And Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter. [29:19] And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man. Abide with me. [29:20] And Jacob served seven years for Rachel. And they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

[29:21] And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. [29:22] And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. [29:23] And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him. And he went in unto her. [29:24] And Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid unto his daughter Leah for a handmaid. [29:25] And it came to pass in the morning that, behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, What is this you have done unto me? Did not I serve with you for Rachel? Wherefore then have you beguiled me? [29:26] And Laban said, It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the first-born. [29:27] Fulfil the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shalt serve with me yet seven other years. [29:28] And jacob did so, and fulfilled her week. And he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife. [29:29] And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her handmaid. [29:30] And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

[29:31] And THE GOD saw that Leah was hated, and he opened her womb. But Rachel was barren. [29:32] And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben. For she said, Because THE GOD hath looked upon my affliction. For now my husband will love me. [29:33] And she conceived again, and bare a son: and said, Because THE GOD hath heard that I am hated, he hath therefore given me this son also. And she called his name Simeon. [29:34] And she conceived again, and bare a son. And said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons. Therefore was his name called Levi. [29:35] And she conceived again, and bare a son. And she said, This time will I praise THE GOD. Therefore she called his name Judah. And she left off bearing.

[30:1] And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and she said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. [30:2] And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from you the fruit of the womb? [30:3] And she said, Behold, my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; that she may bear upon my knees, and I also may obtain children by her. [30:4] And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. [30:5] And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. [30:6] And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan. [30:7] And Bilhah Rachel’s handmaid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son. [30:8] And Rachel said, With mighty wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

[30:9] When Leah saw that she had left off bearing, she took Zilpah her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob to wife. [30:10] And Zilpah Leah’s handmaid bare Jacob a son. [30:11] And Leah said, Fortunate! and she called his name Gad. [30:12] And Zilpah Leah’s handmaid bare Jacob a second son. [30:13] And Leah said, Happy am I! for the daughters will call me happy: and she called his name Asher.

[30:14] And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of your son’s mandrakes. [30:15] And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? and wouldest you take away my son’s mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with you to-night for your son’s mandrakes. [30:16] And Jacob came from the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, you must come in unto me; for I have surely hired you with my son’s mandrakes. And he lay with her that night. [30:17] And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob a fifth son. [30:18] And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband: and she called his name Issachar. [30:19] And Leah conceived again, and bare a sixth son to Jacob. [30:20] And Leah said, God hath endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun. [30:21] And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah. [30:22] And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. [30:23] And she conceived, and bare a son: and said, God hath taken away my reproach: [30:24] and she called his name Joseph, saying, THE GOD add to me another son.

[30:25] And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country. [30:26] Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for you knowest my service wherewith I have served thee. [30:27] And Laban said unto him, If now I have found favor in your eyes, tarryfor I have divined that THE GOD hath blessed me for your sake. [30:28] And he said, Appoint me your wages, and I will give it. [30:29] And he said unto him, you knowest how I have served thee, and how your cattle have fared with me. [30:30] For it was little which you hadst before I came, and it hath increased unto a multitude; and THE GOD hath blessed you whithersoever I turned: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also? [30:31] And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, you shalt not give me aught: if you wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed your flock and keep it. [30:32] I will pass through all your flock to-day, removing from thence every speckled and spotted one, and every black one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire. [30:33] So shall my righteousness answer for me hereafter, when you shalt come concerning my hire that is before thee: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and black among the sheep, that if found with me, shall be counted stolen. [30:34] And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to your word. [30:35] And he removed that day the he-goats that were ringstreaked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the black ones among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons; [30:36] and he set three days’ journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.

[30:37] And Jacob took him rods of fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the plane-tree. And peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. [30:38] And he set the rods which he had peeled over against the flocks in the gutters in the watering-troughs where the flocks came to drink; and they conceived when they came to drink. [30:39] And the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted. [30:40] And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstreaked and all the black in the flock of Laban: and he put his own droves apart, and put them not unto Laban’s flock. [30:41] And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger of the flock did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods; [30:42] but when the flock were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s. [30:43] And the man increased exceedingly, and had large flocks, and maid-servants and men-servants, and camels and asses.

[31:1] And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father’s; and of that which was our father’s hath he gotten all this glory. [31:2] And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as beforetime. [31:3] And THE GOD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with thee. [31:4] And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock, [31:5] and said unto them, I see your father’s countenance, that it is not toward me as beforetime; but the God of my father hath been with me. [31:6] And you know that with all my power I have served your father. [31:7] And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. [31:8] If he said thus, The speckled shall be your wages; then all the flock bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstreaked shall be your wages; then bare all the flock ringstreaked. [31:9] Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me. [31:10] And it came to pass at the time that the flock conceive, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the he-goats which leaped upon the flock were ringstreaked, speckled, and grizzled. [31:11] And the angel of God said unto me in the dream, Jacob: and I said, Here am I. [31:12] And he said, Lift up now your eyes, and see, all the he-goats which leap upon the flock are ringstreaked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. [31:13] I am the God of Beth-el, where you anointedst a pillar, where you vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get you out from this land, and return unto the land of your nativity. [31:14] And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house? [31:15] Are we not accounted by him as foreigners? for he hath sold us, and hath also quite devoured our money. [31:16] For all the riches which God hath taken away from our father, that is ours and our children’s: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

[31:17] Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon the camels; [31:18] and he carried away all his cattle, and all his substance which he had gathered, the cattle of his getting, which he had gathered in Paddan-aram, to go to Isaac his father unto the land of Canaan. [31:19] Now Laban was gone to shear his sheep: and Rachel stole the teraphim that were her father’s. [31:20] And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled. [31:21] So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gilead.

[31:22] And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled. [31:23] And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days’ journey; and he overtook him in the mountain of Gilead. [31:24] And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream of the night, and said unto him, Take heed to yourself that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad. [31:25] And Laban came up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mountain: and Laban with his brethren encamped in the mountain of Gilead. [31:26] And Laban said to Jacob, What have you done, that you have stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters as captives of the sword? [31:27] Wherefore didst you flee secretly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp; [31:28] and didst not suffer me to kiss my sons and my daughters? now have you done foolishly. [31:29] It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take heed to yourself that you speak not to Jacob either good or bad. [31:30] And now, though you wouldest needs be gone, because you sore longedst after your father’s house, yet wherefore have you stolen my gods? [31:31] And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Lest you shouldest take your daughters from me by force. [31:32] With whomsoever you findest your gods, he shall not live: before our brethren discern you what is your with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

[31:33] And Laban went into Jacob’s tent, and into Leah’s tent, and into the tent of the two maid-servants; but he found them not. And he went out of Leah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent. [31:34] Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, and put them in the camel’s saddle, and sat upon them. And Laban felt about all the tent, but found them not. [31:35] And she said to her father, Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise up before thee; for the manner of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the teraphim.

[31:36] And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that you have hotly pursued after me? [31:37] Whereas you have felt about all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? Set it here before my brethren and your brethren, that they may judge betwixt us two. [31:38] These twenty years have I been with thee; your ewes and your she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of your flocks have I not eaten. [31:39] That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst you require it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night. [31:40] Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes. [31:41] These twenty years have I been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock: and you have changed my wages ten times. [31:42] Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now hadst you sent me away empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you yesternight.

[31:43] And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks, and all that you seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children whom they have borne? [31:44] And now come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee. [31:45] And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar. [31:46] And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they did eat there by the heap. [31:47] And Laban called it Jegar-saha-dutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. [31:48] And Laban said, This heap is witness between me and you this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed: [31:49] and Mizpah, for he said, THE GOD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. [31:50] If you shalt afflict my daughters, and if you shalt take wives besides my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee. [31:51] And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold the pillar, which I have set betwixt me and thee. [31:52] This heap be witness, and the pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that you shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm. [31:53] The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear of his father Isaac. [31:54] And Jacob offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mountain. [31:55] And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed and returned unto his place.

[32:1] And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. [32:2] And Jacob said when he saw them, This is God’s host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

[32:3] And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the field of Edom. [32:4] And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall you say unto my lord Esau: Thus saith your servant Jacob, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until now: [32:5] and I have oxen, and asses, and flocks, and men-servants, and maid-servants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight. [32:6] And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and moreover he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. [32:7] Then Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed: and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two companies; [32:8] and he said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the company which is left shall escape. [32:9] And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, O THE GOD, who saidst unto me, Return unto your country, and to your kindred, and I will do you good: [32:10] I am not worthy of the least of all the lovingkindnesses, and of all the truth, which you have showed unto your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two companies. [32:11] Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, the mother with the children. [32:12] And you saidst, I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

[32:13] And he lodged there that night, and took of that which he had with him a present for Esau his brother: [32:14] two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, [32:15] thirty milch camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. [32:16] And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove. [32:17] And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee? [32:18] then you shalt say They are your servant Jacob’s; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, he also is behind us. [32:19] And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall you speak unto Esau, when you find him; [32:20] and you shall say, Moreover, behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept me. [32:21] So the present passed over before him: and he himself lodged that night in the company.

[32:22] And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok. [32:23] And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had. [32:24] And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. [32:25] And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was strained, as he wrestled with him. [32:26] And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me. [32:27] And he said unto him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob. [32:28] And he said, your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed. [32:29] And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, your name. And he said, Wherefore is it that you dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. [32:30] And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. [32:31] And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Penuel, and he limped upon his thigh. [32:32] Therefore the children of Israel eat not the sinew of the hip which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew of the hip.

[33:1] And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. [33:2] And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. [33:3] And he himself passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. [33:4] And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept. [33:5] And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are these with thee? And he said, The children whom God hath graciously given your servant. [33:6] Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. [33:7] And Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. [33:8] And he said, What meanest you by all this company which I met? And he said, To find favor in the sight of my lord. [33:9] And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; let that which you have be thine. [33:10] And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found favor in your sight, then receive my present at my hand; forasmuch as I have seen your face, as one seeth the face of God, and you wast pleased with me. [33:11] Take, I pray thee, my gift that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it. [33:12] And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. [33:13] And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young: and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die. [33:14] Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come unto my lord unto Seir. [33:15] And Esau said, Let me now leave with you some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find favor in the sight of my lord. [33:16] So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. [33:17] And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

[33:18] And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram; and encamped before the city. [33:19] And he bought the parcel of ground, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for a hundred pieces of money. [33:20] And he erected there an altar, and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

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

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

[35:1] And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, who appeared unto you when you fleddest from the face of Esau your brother. [35:2] Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the foreign gods that are among you, and purify yourselves, and change your garments: [35:3] and let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. [35:4] And they gave unto Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hand, and the rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem. [35:5] And they journeyed: and a terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. [35:6] So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan (the same is Beth-el), he and all the people that were with him. [35:7] And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God was revealed unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. [35:8] And Deborah Rebekah’s nurse died, and she was buried below Beth-el under the oak: and the name of it was called Allon-bacuth.

[35:9] And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him. [35:10] And God said unto him, your name is Jacob: your name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be your name: and he called his name Israel. [35:11] And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of your loins; [35:12] and the land which I gave unto Abraham and Isaac, to you I will give it, and to your seed after you will I give the land. [35:13] And God went up from him in the place where he spake with him. [35:14] And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spake with him, a pillar of stone: and he poured out a drink-offering thereon, and poured oil thereon. [35:15] And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el.

[35:16] And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was still some distance to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor. [35:17] And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; for now you shalt have another son. [35:18] And it came to pass, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin. [35:19] And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem). [35:20] And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day. [35:21] And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Eder. [35:22] And it came to pass, while Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine: and Israel heard of it.

Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: [35:23] The sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob’s first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun; [35:24] the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin; [35:25] and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid: Dan and Naphtali; [35:26] and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid: Gad and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, that were born to him in Paddan-aram. [35:27] And Jacob came unto Isaac his father to Mamre, to Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

[35:28] And the days of Isaac were a hundred and fourscore years. [35:29] And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people, old and full of days: and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him.

[36:1] Now these are the generations of Esau (the same is Edom). [36:2] Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, [36:3] and Basemath Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebaioth. [36:4] And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Basemath bare Reuel; [36:5] and Oholibamah bare Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, that were born unto him in the land of Canaan. [36:6] And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the souls of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his possessions, which he had gather in the land of Canaan; and went into a land away from his brother Jacob. [36:7] For their substance was too great for them to dwell together; and the land of their sojournings could not bear them because of their cattle. [36:8] And Esau dwelt in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

[36:9] And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir: [36:10] these are the names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau. [36:11] And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. [36:12] And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau’s son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these are the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife. [36:13] And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife. [36:14] And these were the sons of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon, Esau’s wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah.

[36:15] These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the first-born of Esau: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz, [36:16] chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek: these are the chiefs that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah. [36:17] And these are the sons of Reuel, Esau’s son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah: these are the chiefs that came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife. [36:18] And these are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau’s wife: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, chief Korah: these are the chiefs that came of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau’s wife. [36:19] These are the sons of Esau, and these are their chiefs: the same is Edom.

[36:20] These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah, [36:21] and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan: these are the chiefs that came of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom. [36:22] And the children of Lotan were Hori and Heman. And Lotan’s sister was Timna. [36:23] And these are the children of Shobal: Alvan and Manahath and Ebal, Shepho and Onam. [36:24] And these are the children of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; this is Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father. [36:25] And these are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah. [36:26] And these are the children of Dishon: Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran. [36:27] These are the children of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan. [36:28] These are the children of Dishan: Uz and Aran. [36:29] These are the chiefs that came of the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah, [36:30] chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan: these are the chiefs that came of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.

[36:31] And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel. [36:32] And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom; and the name of his city was Dinhabah. [36:33] And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. [36:34] And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead. [36:35] And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith. [36:36] And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead. [36:37] And Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the River reigned in his stead. [36:38] And Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. [36:39] And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.

[36:40] And these are the names of the chiefs that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names: chief Timna, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth, [36:41] chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon, [36:42] chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar, [36:43] chief Magdiel, chief Iram: these are the chiefs of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession. This is Esau, the father of the Edomites.

[37:1] And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father’s sojournings, in the land of Canaan. [37:2] These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and he was a lad with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought the evil report of them unto their father. [37:3] Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors. [37:4] And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren; and they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

[37:5] And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. [37:6] And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: [37:7] for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves came round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. [37:8] And his brethren said to him, Shalt you indeed reign over us? Or shalt you indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. [37:9] And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed yet a dream: and, behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars made obeisance to me. [37:10] And he told it to his father, and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth? [37:11] And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying in mind.

[37:12] And his brethren went to feed their father’s flock in Shechem. [37:13] And Israel said unto Joseph, Are not your brethren feeding the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you unto them. And he said to him, Here am I. [37:14] And he said to him, Go now, see whether it is well with your brethren, and well with the flock; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. [37:15] And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou? [37:16] And he said, I am seeking my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they are feeding the flock. [37:17] And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.

[37:18] And they saw him afar off, and before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. [37:19] And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. [37:20] Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, And evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams. [37:21] And Reuben heard it, and delivered him out of their hand, and said, Let us not take his life. [37:22] And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood; cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him: that he might deliver him out of their hand, to restore him to his father. [37:23] And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, the coat of many colors that was on him; [37:24] and they took him, and cast him into the pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

[37:25] And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. [37:26] And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood? [37:27] Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brethren hearkened unto him. [37:28] And there passed by Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.

[37:29] And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes. [37:30] And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go? [37:31] And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed a he-goat, and dipped the coat in the blood; [37:32] and they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father, and said, This have we found: know now whether it is your son’s coat or not. [37:33] And he knew it, and said, It is my son’s coat: an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt torn in pieces. [37:34] And Jacob rent his garments, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days. [37:35] And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down to Sheol to my son mourning. And his father wept for him. [37:36] And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, the captain of the guard.

[38:1] And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. [38:2] And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. And he took her, and went in unto her. [38:3] And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er. [38:4] And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan. [38:5] And she yet again bare a son, and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. [38:6] And Judah took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name was Tamar. [38:7] And Er, Judah’s first-born, was wicked in the sight of THE GOD. And THE GOD slew him. [38:8] And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto your brother’s wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother unto her, and raise up seed to your brother. [38:9] And Onan knew that the seed would not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest he should give seed to his brother. [38:10] And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of THE GOD: and he slew him also. [38:11] Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow in your father’s house, till Shelah my son be grown up; for he said, Lest he also die, like his brethren. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house.

[38:12] And in process of time Shua’s daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheep-shearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite. [38:13] And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold, your father-in-law goeth up to Timnah to shear his sheep. [38:14] And she put off from her the garments of her widowhood, and covered herself with her veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the gate of Enaim, which is by the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she was not given unto him to wife. [38:15] When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; for she had covered her face. [38:16] And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Come, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee: for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What wilt you give me, that you mayest come in unto me? [38:17] And he said, I will send you a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt you give me a pledge, till you send it? [38:18] And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, your signet and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand. And he gave them to her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him. [38:19] And she arose, and went away, and put off her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood. [38:20] And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman’s hand: but he found her not. [38:21] Then he asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the prostitute, that was at Enaim by the wayside? And they said, There hath been no prostitute here. [38:22] And he returned to Judah, and said, I have not found her; and also the men of the place said, There hath been no prostitute here. [38:23] And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be put to shame: behold, I sent this kid, and you have not found her.

[38:24] And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar your daughter-in-law hath played the harlot; and moreover, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt. [38:25] When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and the cords, and the staff. [38:26] And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She is more righteous than I; forasmuch as I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more. [38:27] And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. [38:28] And it came to pass, when she travailed, that one put out a hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. [38:29] And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, Wherefore have you made a breach for thyself? Therefore his name was called Perez. [38:30] And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zerah.

[39:1] And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hand of the Ishmaelites, that had brought him down thither. [39:2] And THE GOD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. [39:3] And his master saw that THE GOD was with him, and that THE GOD made all that he did to prosper in his hand. [39:4] And Joseph found favor in his sight, and he ministered unto him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. [39:5] And it came to pass from the time that he made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that THE GOD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of THE GOD was upon all that he had, in the house and in the field. [39:6] And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not aught that was with him, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was comely, and well-favored. [39:7] And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. [39:8] But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master knoweth not what is with me in the house, and he hath put all that he hath into my hand: [39:9] he is not greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back anything from me but thee, because you art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? [39:10] And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. [39:11] And it came to pass about this time, that he went into the house to do his work; and there was none of the men of the house there within. [39:12] And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. [39:13] And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, [39:14] that she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us: he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: [39:15] and it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled, and got him out. [39:16] And she laid up his garment by her, until his master came home. [39:17] And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me: [39:18] and it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment by me, and fled out.

[39:19] And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did your servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. [39:20] And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. [39:21] But THE GOD was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. [39:22] And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. [39:23] The keeper of the prison looked not to anything that was under his hand, because THE GOD was with him; and that which he did, THE GOD made it prosper.

[40:1] And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker offended their lord the king of Egypt. [40:2] And Pharaoh was wroth against his two officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. [40:3] And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound. [40:4] And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he ministered unto them: and they continued a season in ward. [40:5] And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison. [40:6] And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and saw them, and, behold, they were sad. [40:7] And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in ward in his master’s house, saying, Wherefore look you so sad to-day? [40:8] And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell it me, I pray you.

[40:9] And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me; [40:10] and in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and its blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes: [40:11] and Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand. [40:12] And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days; [40:13] within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head, and restore you unto your office: and you shalt give Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when you wast his butler. [40:14] But have me in your remembrance when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: [40:15] for indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

[40:16] When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head: [40:17] and in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of baked food for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head. [40:18] And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: the three baskets are three days; [40:19] within yet three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head from off thee, and shall hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat your flesh from off thee. [40:20] And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and the head of the chief baker among his servants. [40:21] And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: [40:22] but he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. [40:23] Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

[41:1] And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river. [41:2] And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, well-favored and fat-fleshed; and they fed in the reed-grass. [41:3] And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill-favored and lean-fleshed, and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. [41:4] And the ill-favored and lean-fleshed kine did eat up the seven well-favored and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. [41:5] And he slept and dreamed a second time: and, behold, seven ears of grain came up upon one stalk, rank and good. [41:6] And, behold, seven ears, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them. [41:7] And the thin ears swallowed up the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. [41:8] And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

[41:9] Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: [41:10] Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, me and the chief baker: [41:11] and we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream. [41:12] And there was with us there a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret. [41:13] And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

[41:14] Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. [41:15] And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that when you hearest a dream you canst interpret it. [41:16] And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace. [41:17] And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the brink of the river: [41:18] and, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed and well-favored: and they fed in the reed-grass: [41:19] and, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill-favored and lean-fleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness: [41:20] and the lean and ill-favored kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: [41:21] and when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill-favored, as at the beginning. So I awoke. [41:22] And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up upon one stalk, full and good: [41:23] and, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them: [41:24] and the thin ears swallowed up the seven good ears: and I told it unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.

[41:25] And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: what God is about to do he hath declared unto Pharaoh. [41:26] The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. [41:27] And the seven lean and ill-favored kine that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind; they shall be seven years of famine. [41:28] That is the thing which I spake unto Pharaoh: what God is about to do he hath showed unto Pharaoh. [41:29] Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: [41:30] and there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; [41:31] and the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine which followeth; for it shall be very grievous. [41:32] And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh, it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. [41:33] Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. [41:34] Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint overseers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. [41:35] And let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it. [41:36] And the food shall be for a store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.

[41:37] And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. [41:38] And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom the spirit of God is? [41:39] And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath showed you all of this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou: [41:40] you shalt be over my house, and according unto your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. [41:41] And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt. [41:42] And Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; [41:43] and he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he set him over all the land of Egypt. [41:44] And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt. [41:45] And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.

[41:46] And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. [41:47] And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls. [41:48] And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same. [41:49] And Joseph laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left off numbering; for it was without number. [41:50] And unto Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bare unto him. [41:51] And Joseph called the name of the first-born Manasseh: For, said he, God hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house. [41:52] And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath made me fruitful in the land of my affliction. [41:53] And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, came to an end. [41:54] And the seven years of famine began to come, according as Joseph had said: and there was famine in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. [41:55] And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. [41:56] And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the store-houses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine was sore in the land of Egypt. [41:57] And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was sore in all the earth.

[42:1] Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons, Why do you look one upon another? [42:2] And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die. [42:3] And Joseph’s ten brethren went down to buy grain from Egypt. [42:4] But Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest Peradventure harm befall him. [42:5] And the sons of Israel came to buy among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan. [42:6] And Joseph was the governor over the land; he it was that sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brethren came, and bowed down themselves to him with their faces to the earth. [42:7] And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly with them; and he said unto them. Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. [42:8] And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. [42:9] And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said unto them, You are spies; to see the nakedness of the land you are come. [42:10] And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are your servants come. [42:11] We are all one man’s sons; we are true men, your servants are no spies. [42:12] And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land you are come. [42:13] And they said, We your servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not. [42:14] And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you, saying, You are spies: [42:15] hereby you shall be proved: by the life of Pharaoh you shall not go forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither. [42:16] Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and you shall be bound, that your words may be proved, whether there be truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you are spies. [42:17] And he put them all together into ward three days.

[42:18] And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live: for I fear God: [42:19] if you be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in your prison-house; but go ye, carry grain for the famine of your houses: [42:20] and bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and you shall not die. And they did so. [42:21] And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. [42:22] And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and you would not hear? therefore also, behold, his blood is required. [42:23] And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for there was an interpreter between them. [42:24] And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and he returned to them, and spake to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes. [42:25] Then Joseph commanded to fill their vessels with grain, and to restore every man’s money into his sack, and to give them provisions for the way: and thus was it done unto them.

[42:26] And they laded their asses with their grain, and departed thence. [42:27] And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the lodging-place, he espied his money; and, behold, it was in the mouth of his sack. [42:28] And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they turned trembling one to another, saying, What is this that God hath done unto us? [42:29] And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that had befallen them, saying, [42:30] The man, the lord of the land, spake roughly with us, and took us for spies of the country. [42:31] And we said unto him, We are true men; and we are no spies: [42:32] we are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan. [42:33] And the man, the lord of the land, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that you are true men: leave one of your brethren with me, and take grain for the famine of your houses, and go your way; [42:34] and bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that you are no spies, but that you are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and you shall traffic in the land.

[42:35] And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man’s bundle of money was in his sack: and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid. [42:36] And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have you bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and you will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me. [42:37] And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again. [42:38] And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he only is left: if harm befall him by the way in which you go, then will you bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

[43:1] And the famine was sore in the land. [43:2] And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food. [43:3] And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, You shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. [43:4] If you wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food: [43:5] but if you wilt not send him, we will not go down; for the man said unto us, You shall not see my face, except your brother be with you. [43:6] And Israel said, Wherefore dealt you so ill with me, as to tell the man whether you had yet a brother? [43:7] And they said, The man asked straitly concerning ourselves, and concerning our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have you another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we in any wise know that he would say, Bring your brother down? [43:8] And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones. [43:9] I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt you require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever: [43:10] for except we had lingered, surely we had now returned a second time. [43:11] And their father Israel said unto them, If it be so now, do this: take of the choice fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spicery and myrrh, nuts, and almonds; [43:12] and take double money in your hand; and the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks carry again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight: [43:13] take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man: [43:14] and God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may release unto you your other brother and Benjamin. And if I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. [43:15] And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. [43:16] And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, Bring the men into the house, and slay, and make ready; for the men shall dine with me at noon. [43:17] And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men to Joseph’s house. [43:18] And the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph’s house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses. [43:19] And they came near to the steward of Joseph’s house, and they spake unto him at the door of the house, [43:20] and said, Oh, my lord, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food: [43:21] and it came to pass, when we came to the lodging-place, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man’s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand. [43:22] And other money have we brought down in our hand to buy food: we know not who put our money in our sacks. [43:23] And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them. [43:24] And the man brought the men into Joseph’s house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet. And he gave their asses provender. [43:25] And they made ready the present against Joseph’s coming at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.

[43:26] And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed down themselves to him to the earth. [43:27] And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom you spake? Is he yet alive? [43:28] And they said, your servant our father is well, he is yet alive. And they bowed the head, and made obeisance. [43:29] And he lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother, his mother’s son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son. [43:30] And Joseph made haste; for his heart yearned over his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there. [43:31] And he washed his face, and came out; and he refrained himself, and said, Set on bread. [43:32] And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, that did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. [43:33] And they sat before him, the first-born according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one with another. [43:34] And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin’s mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

[44:1] And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man’s money in his sack’s mouth. [44:2] And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack’s mouth of the youngest, and his grain money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken. [44:3] As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses. [44:4] And when they were gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when you dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have you rewarded evil for good? [44:5] Is not this that in which my lord drinketh, and whereby he indeed divineth? you have done evil in so doing. [44:6] And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these words. [44:7] And they said unto him, Wherefore speaketh my lord such words as these? Far be it from your servants that they should do such a thing. [44:8] Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks’ mouths, we brought again unto you out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of your lord’s house silver or gold? [44:9] With whomsoever of your servants it be found, let him die, and we also will be my lord’s bondmen. [44:10] And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my bondman; and you shall be blameless. [44:11] Then they hasted, and took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack. [44:12] And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left off at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin’s sack. [44:13] Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.

[44:14] And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph’s house; and he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground. [44:15] And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that you have done? know you not that such a man as I can indeed divine? [44:16] And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of your servants: behold, we are my lord’s bondmen, both we, and he also in whose hand the cup is found. [44:17] And he said, Far be it from me that I should do so: the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my bondman; but as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

[44:18] Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh, my lord, let your servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant; for you art even as Pharaoh. [44:19] My lord asked his servants, saying, Have you a father, or a brother? [44:20] And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loveth him. [44:21] And you saidst unto your servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. [44:22] And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die. [44:23] And you saidst unto your servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, you shall see my face no more. [44:24] And it came to pass when we came up unto your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. [44:25] And our father said, Go again, buy us a little food. [44:26] And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man’s face, expect our youngest brother be with us. [44:27] And your servant my father said unto us, You know that my wife bare me two sons: [44:28] and the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I have not seen him since: [44:29] and if you take this one also from me, and harm befall him, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol. [44:30] Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad’s life; [44:31] it will come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to Sheol. [44:32] For your servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then shall I bear the blame to my father for ever. [44:33] Now therefore, let your servant, I pray thee, abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. [44:34] For how shall I go up to my father, if the lad be not with me? lest I see the evil that shall come on my father.

[45:1] Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood before him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. [45:2] And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard. [45:3] And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. [45:4] And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. [45:5] And now be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. [45:6] For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest. [45:7] And God sent me before you to preserve you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance. [45:8] So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt. [45:9] Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith your son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not; [45:10] and you shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shalt be near unto me, thou, and your children, and your children’s children, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that you hast: [45:11] and there will I nourish thee; for there are yet five years of famine; lest you come to poverty, thou, and your household, and all that you hast. [45:12] And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you. [45:13] And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen: and you shall haste and bring down my father hither. [45:14] And he fell upon his brother Benjamin’s neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck. [45:15] And he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him. [45:16] And the report thereof was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, Joseph’s brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. [45:17] And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto your brethren, This do ye: lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan; [45:18] and take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land. [45:19] Now you art commanded, this do ye: take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. [45:20] Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.

[45:21] And the sons of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way. [45:22] To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment. [45:23] And to his father he sent after this manner: ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with grain and bread and provision for his father by the way. [45:24] So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that you fall not out by the way. [45:25] And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father. [45:26] And they told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt. And his heart fainted, for he believed them not. [45:27] And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived: [45:28] and Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

[46:1] And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. [46:2] And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I. [46:3] And he said, I am God, the God of your father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of you a great nation: [46:4] I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes. [46:5] And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him. [46:6] And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him: [46:7] his sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters, and his sons’ daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

[46:8] And these are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob’s first-born. [46:9] And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch, and Pallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. [46:10] And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman. [46:11] And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. [46:12] And the sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Perez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. [46:13] And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puvah, and Iob, and Shimron. [46:14] And the sons of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. [46:15] These are the sons of Leah, whom she bare unto Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three. [46:16] And the sons of Gad: Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli. [46:17] And the sons of Asher: Imnah, and Ishvah, and Ishvi, and Beriah, and Serah their sister; and the sons of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel. [46:18] These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. [46:19] The sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife: Joseph and Benjamin. [46:20] And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Poti-phera priest of On, bare unto him. [46:21] And the sons of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard. [46:22] These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen. [46:23] And the sons of Dan: Hushim. [46:24] And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem. [46:25] These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob: all the souls were seven. [46:26] All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, that came out of his loins, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, all the souls were threescore and six; [46:27] and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, that came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

[46:28] And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to show the way before him unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen. [46:29] And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen; and he presented himself unto him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. [46:30] And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, that you art yet alive. [46:31] And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father’s house, I will go up, and tell Pharaoh, and will say unto him, My brethren, and my father’s house, who were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me; [46:32] and the men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have. [46:33] And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation? [46:34] that you shall say, your servants have been keepers of cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and our fathers: that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

[47:1] Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen. [47:2] And from among his brethren he took five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh. [47:3] And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, your servants are shepherds, both we, and our fathers. [47:4] And they said unto Pharaoh, To sojourn in the land are we come; for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen. [47:5] And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, your father and your brethren are come unto thee: [47:6] the land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make your father and your brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if you knowest any able men among them, then make them rulers over my cattle. [47:7] And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. [47:8] And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How many are the days of the years of your life? [47:9] And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage. [47:10] And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. [47:11] And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. [47:12] And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father’s household, with bread, according to their families.

[47:13] And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. [47:14] And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house. [47:15] And when the money was all spent in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in your presence? for our money faileth. [47:16] And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail. [47:17] And they brought their cattle unto Joseph; and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for the horses, and for the flocks, and for the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread in exchange for all their cattle for that year. [47:18] And when that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide from my lord, how that our money is all spent; and the herds of cattle are my lord’s; there is nought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands: [47:19] wherefore should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land be not desolate.

[47:20] So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine was sore upon them: and the land became Pharaoh’s. [47:21] And as for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end thereof. [47:22] Only the land of the priests bought he not: for the priests had a portion from Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them; wherefore they sold not their land. [47:23] Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land. [47:24] And it shall come to pass at the ingatherings, that you shall give a fifth unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones. [47:25] And they said, you have saved our lives: let us find favor in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s servants. [47:26] And Joseph made it a statute concerning the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; only the land of the priests alone became not Pharaoh’s.

[47:27] And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they gat them possessions therein, and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly. [47:28] And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were a hundred forty and seven years. [47:29] And the time drew near that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found favor in your sight, put, I pray thee, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me: bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt; [47:30] but when I sleep with my fathers, you shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do as you have said. [47:31] And he said, Swear unto me: and he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed’s head.

[48:1] And it came to pass after these things, that one said to Joseph, Behold, your father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. [48:2] And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, your son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. [48:3] And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, [48:4] and said unto me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession. [48:5] And now your two sons, who were born unto you in the land of Egypt before I came unto you into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, shall be mine. [48:6] And your issue, that you begettest after them, shall be thine; they shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance. [48:7] And as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when there was still some distance to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way to Ephrath (the same is Beth-lehem).

[48:8] And Israel beheld Joseph’s sons, and said, Who are these? [48:9] And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me here. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. [48:10] Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them. [48:11] And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see your face: and, lo, God hath let me see your seed also. [48:12] And Joseph brought them out from between his knees; and he bowed himself with his face to the earth. [48:13] And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near unto him. [48:14] And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the first-born. [48:15] And he blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who hath fed me all my life long unto this day, [48:16] the angel who hath redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. [48:17] And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head. [48:18] And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father; for this is the first-born; put your right hand upon his head. [48:19] And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: howbeit his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. [48:20] And he blessed them that day, saying, In you will Israel bless, saying, God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. [48:21] And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God will be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers. [48:22] Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

[49:1] And Jacob called unto his sons, and said: gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the latter days.

[49:2] Assemble yourselves, and hear, you sons of Jacob;

And hearken unto Israel your father.

[49:3] Reuben, you art my first-born, my might, and the beginning of my strength;

The pre-eminence of dignity, and the pre-eminence of power.

[49:4] Boiling over as water, you shalt not have the pre-eminence;

Because you wentest up to your father’s bed;

Then defiledst you it: he went up to my couch.

[49:5] Simeon and Levi are brethren;

Weapons of violence are their swords.

[49:6] O my soul, come not you into their council;

Unto their assembly, my glory, be not you united;

For in their anger they slew a man,

And in their self-will they hocked an ox.

[49:7] Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce;

And their wrath, for it was cruel:

I will divide them in Jacob,

And scatter them in Israel.

[49:8] Judah, you shall your brethren praise:

Thy hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;

Thy father’s sons shall bow down before thee.

[49:9] Judah is a lion’s whelp;

From the prey, my son, you art gone up:

He stooped down, he couched as a lion,

And as a lioness; who shall rouse him up?

[49:10] The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,

Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,

Until Shiloh come:

And unto him shall the obedience of the peoples be.

[49:11] Binding his foal unto the vine,

And his ass’s colt unto the choice vine;

He hath washed his garments in wine,

And his vesture in the blood of grapes:

[49:12] His eyes shall be red with wine,

And his teeth white with milk.

[49:13] Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea;

And he shall be for a haven of ships;

And his border shall be upon Sidon.

[49:14] Issachar is a strong ass,

Couching down between the sheepfolds:

[49:15] And he saw a resting-place that it was good,

And the land that it was pleasant;

And he bowed his shoulder to bear,

And became a servant under taskwork.

[49:16] Dan shall judge his people,

As one of the tribes of Israel.

[49:17] Dan shall be a serpent in the way,

An adder in the path,

That biteth the horse’s heels,

So that his rider falleth backward.

[49:18] I have waited for your salvation, O THE GOD.

[49:19] Gad, a troop shall press upon him;

But he shall press upon their heel.

[49:20] Out of the Asher his bread shall be fat,

And he shall yield royal dainties.

[49:21] Naphtali is a hind let loose:

He giveth goodly words.

[49:22] Joseph is a fruitful bough,

A fruitful bough by a fountain;

His branches run over the wall.

[49:23] The archers have sorely grieved him,

And shot at him, and persecute him:

[49:24] But his bow abode in strength,

And the arms of his hands were made strong,

By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob,

(From thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel),

[49:25] Even by the God of your father, who shall help thee,

And by the Almighty, who shall bless thee,

With blessings of heaven above,

Blessings of the deep that coucheth beneath,

Blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.

[49:26] The blessings of your father

Have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors

Unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills:

They shall be on the head of Joseph,

And on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

[49:27] Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth:

In the morning she shall devour the prey,

And at even he shall divide the spoil.

[49:28] All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them. [49:29] And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, [49:30] in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place. [49:31] there they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah: [49:32] the field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the children of Heth. [49:33] And when Jacob made an end of charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

[50:1] And Joseph fell upon his father’s face, and wept upon him, and kissed him. [50:2] And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel. [50:3] And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of embalming: and the Egyptians wept for him three-score and ten days.

[50:4] And when the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found favor in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, [50:5] My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt you bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again. [50:6] And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury your father, according as he made you swear. [50:7] And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, [50:8] and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father’s house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen. [50:9] And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company. [50:10] And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they lamented with a very great and sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days. [50:11] And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan. [50:12] And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them: [50:13] for his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field, for a possession of a burying-place, of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre. [50:14] And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

[50:15] And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, It may be that Joseph will hate us, and will fully requite us all the evil which we did unto him. [50:16] And they sent a message unto Joseph, saying, your father did command before he died, saying, [50:17] So shall you say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray you now, the transgression of your brethren, and their sin, for that they did unto you evil. And now, we pray thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. [50:18] And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we are your servants. [50:19] And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? [50:20] And as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. [50:21] Now therefore fear you not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

[50:22] And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father’s house: and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years. [50:23] And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born upon Joseph’s knees. [50:24] And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die; but God will surely visit you, and bring you up out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. [50:25] And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from hence. [50:26] So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

 

The Book of Exodus

[1:1] Now these are the names of the sons of Israel, who came into Egypt (every man and his household came with Jacob): [1:2] Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, [1:3] Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, [1:4] Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. [1:5] And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: and Joseph was in Egypt already. [1:6] And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. [1:7] And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.

[1:8] Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph. [1:9] And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: [1:10] come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they also join themselves unto our enemies, and fight against us, and get them up out of the land. [1:11] Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh store-cities, Pithom and Raamses. [1:12] But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and the more they spread abroad. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. [1:13] And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor: [1:14] and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, wherein they made them serve with rigor.

[1:15] And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: [1:16] and he said, When you do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the birth-stool; if it be a son, then you shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. [1:17] But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive. [1:18] And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have you done this thing, and have saved the men-children alive? [1:19] And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwife come unto them. [1:20] And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. [1:21] And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them households. [1:22] And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.

[2:1] And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. [2:2] And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. [2:3] And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. [2:4] And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. [2:5] And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river-side; and she saw the ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to fetch it. [2:6] And she opened it, and saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children. [2:7] Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call you a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? [2:8] And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maiden went and called the child’s mother. [2:9] And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. [2:10] And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I drew him out of the water.

[2:11] And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown up, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he saw an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren. [2:12] And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. [2:13] And he went out the second day, and, behold, two men of the Hebrews were striving together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest you your fellow? [2:14] And he said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Thinkest you to kill me, as you killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely the thing is known. [2:15] Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.

[2:16] Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. [2:17] And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. [2:18] And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that you are come so soon to-day? [2:19] And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock. [2:20] And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread. [2:21] And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. [2:22] And she bare a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.

[2:23] And it came to pass in the course of those many days, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage. [2:24] And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. [2:25] And God saw the children of Israel, and God took knowledge of them.

[3:1] Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, and came to the mountain of God, unto Horeb. [3:2] And the angel of THE GOD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. [3:3] And Moses said, I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. [3:4] And when THE GOD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. [3:5] And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off your shoes from off your feet, for the place whereon you standest is holy ground. [3:6] Moreover he said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. [3:7] And THE GOD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people that are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; [3:8] and I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. [3:9] And now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: moreover I have seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. [3:10] Come now therefore, and I will send you unto Pharaoh, that you mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. [3:11] And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? [3:12] And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be the token unto thee, that I have sent thee: when you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God upon this mountain.

[3:13] And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them? [3:14] And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt you say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. [3:15] And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt you say unto the children of Israel, THE GOD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. [3:16] Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, THE GOD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, hath appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt: [3:17] and I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. [3:18] And they shall hearken to your voice: and you shalt come, you and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and you shall say unto him, THE GOD, the God of the Hebrews, hath met with us: and now let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to THE GOD our God. [3:19] And I know that the king of Egypt will not give you leave to go, no, not by a mighty hand. [3:20] And I will put forth my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go. [3:21] And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when you go, you shall not go empty. [3:22] But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and you shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and you shall despoil the Egyptians.

[4:1] And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice; for they will say, THE GOD hath not appeared unto thee. [4:2] And THE GOD said unto him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod. [4:3] And he said, Cast in on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. [4:4] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail: (and he put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand:) [4:5] That they may believe that THE GOD, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. [4:6] And THE GOD said furthermore unto him, Put now your hand into your bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, as white as snow. [4:7] And he said, Put your hand into your bosom again. (And he put his hand into his bosom again; and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.) [4:8] And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. [4:9] And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe even these two signs, neither hearken unto your voice, that you shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which you takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.

[4:10] And Moses said unto THE GOD, Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since you have spoken unto your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. [4:11] And THE GOD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? Or who maketh a man dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, THE GOD? [4:12] Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shalt speak. [4:13] And he said, Oh, Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom you wilt send. [4:14] And the anger of THE GOD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is there not Aaron your brother the Levite? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. [4:15] And you shalt speak unto him, and put the words in his mouth: and I will be with your mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do. [4:16] And he shall be your spokesman unto the people; and it shall come to pass, that he shall be to you a mouth, and you shalt be to him as God. [4:17] And you shalt take in your hand this rod, wherewith you shalt do the signs. [4:18] And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren that are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. [4:19] And THE GOD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead that sought your life. [4:20] And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. [4:21] And THE GOD said unto Moses, When you goest back into Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your hand: but I will harden his heart and he will not let the people go. [4:22] And you shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith THE GOD, Israel is my son, my first-born: [4:23] and I have said unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me; and you have refused to let him go: behold, I will slay your son, your first-born. [4:24] And it came to pass on the way at the lodging-place, that THE GOD met him, and sought to kill him. [4:25] Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, Surely a bridegroom of blood art you to me. [4:26] So he let him alone. Then she said, A bridegroom of blood art thou, because of the circumcision.

[4:27] And THE GOD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mountain of God, and kissed him. [4:28] And Moses told Aaron all the words of THE GOD wherewith he had sent him, and all the signs wherewith he had charged him. [4:29] And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel: [4:30] and Aaron spake all the words which THE GOD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. [4:31] And the people believed: and when they heard that THE GOD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

[5:1] And afterward Moses and Aaron came, and said unto Pharaoh, Thus saith THE GOD, the God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. [5:2] And Pharaoh said, Who is THE GOD, that I should hearken unto his voice to let Israel go? I know not THE GOD, and moreover I will not let Israel go. [5:3] And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice unto THE GOD our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. [5:4] And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, loose the people from their works? get you unto your burdens. [5:5] And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens. [5:6] And the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, [5:7] You shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves. [5:8] And the number of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, you shall lay upon them; you shall not diminish aught thereof: for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God. [5:9] Let heavier work be laid upon the men, that they may labor therein; and let them not regard lying words.

[5:10] And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. [5:11] Go yourselves, get you straw where you can find it: for nought of your work shall be diminished. [5:12] So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw. [5:13] And the taskmasters were urgent saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw. [5:14] And the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have you not fulfilled your task both yesterday and to-day, in making brick as heretofore?

[5:15] Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest you thus with your servants? [5:16] There is no straw given unto your servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault it in your own people. [5:17] But he said, You are idle, you are idle: therefore you say, Let us go and sacrifice to THE GOD. [5:18] Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall you deliver the number of bricks. [5:19] And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, when it was said, You shall not diminish aught from your bricks, your daily tasks. [5:20] And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh: [5:21] and they said unto them, THE GOD look upon you, and judge: because you have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.

[5:22] And Moses returned unto THE GOD, and said, Lord, wherefore have you dealt ill with this people? why is it that you have sent me? [5:23] For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he hath dealt ill with this people; neither have you delivered your people at all.

[6:1] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Now shalt you see what I will do to Pharaoh: for by a strong hand shall he let them go, and by a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.

[6:2] And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am THE GOD: [6:3] and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name THE GOD I was not known to them. [6:4] And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their sojournings, wherein they sojourned. [6:5] And moreover I have heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. [6:6] Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am THE GOD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments: [6:7] and I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God; and you shall know that I am THE GOD your God, who bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. [6:8] And I will bring you in unto the land which I sware to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am THE GOD. [6:9] And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.

[6:10] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [6:11] Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. [6:12] And Moses spake before THE GOD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips? [6:13] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

[6:14] These are the heads of their fathers’ houses. The sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben. [6:15] And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman; these are the families of Simeon. [6:16] And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari; and the years of the life of Levi were a hundred thirty and seven years. [6:17] The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families. [6:18] And the sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel; and the years of the life of Kohath were a hundred thirty and three years. [6:19] And the sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their generations. [6:20] And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty and seven years. [6:21] And the sons of Izhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. [6:22] And the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri. [6:23] And Aaron took him Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. [6:24] And the sons of Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites. [6:25] And Eleazar Aaron’s son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites according to their families. [6:26] These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom THE GOD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their hosts. [6:27] These are they that spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.

[6:28] And it came to pass on the day when THE GOD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, [6:29] that THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, I am THE GOD: speak you unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I speak unto thee. [6:30] And Moses said before THE GOD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

[7:1] And THE GOD said unto Moses, See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh; and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. [7:2] you shalt speak all that I command thee; and Aaron your brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. [7:3] And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. [7:4] But Pharaoh will not hearken unto you, and I will lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth my hosts, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. [7:5] And the Egyptians shall know that I am THE GOD, when I stretch forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. [7:6] And Moses and Aaron did so; as THE GOD commanded them, so did they. [7:7] And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.

[7:8] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, [7:9] When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Show a wonder for you; then you shalt say unto Aaron, Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent. [7:10] And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so, as THE GOD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. [7:11] Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers: and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did in like manner with their enchantments. [7:12] For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods. [7:13] And Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as THE GOD had spoken.

[7:14] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Pharaoh’s heart is stubborn, he refuseth to let the people go. [7:15] Get you unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and you shalt stand by the river’s brink to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt you take in your hand. [7:16] And you shalt say unto him, THE GOD, the God of the Hebrews, hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto you have not hearkened. [7:17] Thus saith THE GOD, In this you shalt know that I am THE GOD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in my hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. [7:18] And the fish that are in the river shall die, and the river shall become foul; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink water from the river. [7:19] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.

[7:20] And Moses and Aaron did so, as THE GOD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. [7:21] And the fish that were in the river died; and the river became foul, and the Egyptians could not drink water from the river; and the blood was throughout all the land of Egypt. [7:22] And the magicians of Egypt did in like manner with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as THE GOD had spoken. [7:23] And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he lay even this to heart. [7:24] And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river. [7:25] And seven days were fulfilled, after that THE GOD had smitten the river.

[8:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith THE GOD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. [8:2] And if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your borders with frogs: [8:3] and the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and upon your bed, and into the house of your servants, and upon your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading-troughs: [8:4] and the frogs shall come up both upon thee, and upon your people, and upon all your servants. [8:5] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the rivers, over the streams, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. [8:6] And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. [8:7] And the magicians did in like manner with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.

[8:8] Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Entreat THE GOD, that he take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice unto THE GOD. [8:9] And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Have you this glory over me: against what time shall I entreat for thee, and for your servants, and for your people, that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, and remain in the river only? [8:10] And he said, Against to-morrow. And he said, Be it according to your word; that you mayest know that there is none like unto THE GOD our God. [8:11] And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people; they shall remain in the river only. [8:12] And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto THE GOD concerning the frogs which he had brought upon Pharaoh. [8:13] And THE GOD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courts, and out of the fields. [8:14] And they gathered them together in heaps; and the land stank. [8:15] But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them, as THE GOD had spoken.

[8:16] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out your rod, and smite the dust of the earth, that is may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. [8:17] And they did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and there were lice upon man, and upon beast; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. [8:18] And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: and there were lice upon man, and upon beast. [8:19] Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as THE GOD had spoken.

[8:20] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith THE GOD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. [8:21] Else, if you wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon they servants, and upon your people, and into your houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. [8:22] And I will set apart in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end you mayest know that I am THE GOD in the midst of the earth. [8:23] And I will put a division between my people and your people: by to-morrow shall this sign be. [8:24] And THE GOD did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies.

[8:25] And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land. [8:26] And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to THE GOD our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us? [8:27] We will go three days’ journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to THE GOD our God, as he shall command us. [8:28] And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to THE GOD your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away: entreat for me. [8:29] And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will entreat THE GOD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to-morrow: only let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to THE GOD. [8:30] And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and entreated THE GOD. [8:31] And THE GOD did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one. [8:32] And Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he did not let the people go.

[9:1] Then THE GOD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith THE GOD, the God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. [9:2] For if you refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still, [9:3] behold, the hand of THE GOD is upon your cattle which are in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the herds, and upon the flocks: there shall be a very grievous murrain. [9:4] And THE GOD shall make a distinction between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt; and there shall nothing die of all that belongeth to the children of Israel. [9:5] And THE GOD appointed a set time, saying, To-morrow THE GOD shall do this thing in the land. [9:6] And THE GOD did that thing on the morrow; and all the cattle of Egypt died; but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one. [9:7] And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he did not let the people go.

[9:8] And THE GOD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. [9:9] And it shall become small dust over all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. [9:10] And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast. [9:11] And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boils were upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians. [9:12] And THE GOD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them, as THE GOD had spoken unto Moses. [9:13] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith THE GOD, the God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. [9:14] For I will this time send all my plagues upon your heart, and upon your servants, and upon your people; that you mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth. [9:15] For now I had put forth my hand, and smitten you and your people with pestilence, and you hadst been cut off from the earth: [9:16] but in very deed for this cause have I made you to stand, to show you my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. [9:17] As yet exaltest you yourself against my people, that you wilt not let them go? [9:18] Behold, to-morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now. [9:19] Now therefore send, hasten in your cattle and all that you have in the field; for every man and beast that shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die. [9:20] He that feared the word of THE GOD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses. [9:21] And he that regarded not the word of THE GOD left his servants and his cattle in the field.

[9:22] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Stretch forth your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. [9:23] And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and THE GOD sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down unto the earth; and THE GOD rained hail upon the land of Egypt. [9:24] So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. [9:25] And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field. [9:26] Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

[9:27] And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: THE GOD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. [9:28] Entreat THE GOD; for there hath been enough of these mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer. [9:29] And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto THE GOD; the thunders shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that you mayest know that the earth is THE GOD’s. [9:30] But as for you and your servants, I know that you will not yet fear THE GOD. [9:31] And the flax and the barley were smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom. [9:32] But the wheat and the spelt were not smitten: for they were not grown up. [9:33] And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto THE GOD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth. [9:34] And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. [9:35] And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the children of Israel go, as THE GOD had spoken by Moses.

[10:1] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I may show these my signs in the midst of them, [10:2] and that you mayest tell in the ears of your son, and of your son’s son, what things I have wrought upon Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know that I am THE GOD. [10:3] And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith THE GOD, the God of the Hebrews, How long wilt you refuse to humble yourself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me. [10:4] Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, to-morrow will I bring locusts into your border: [10:5] and they shall cover the face of the earth, so that one shall not be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field: [10:6] and your houses shall be filled, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; as neither your fathers nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned, and went out from Pharaoh. [10:7] And Pharaoh’s servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve THE GOD their God: knowest you not yet that Egypt is destroyed? [10:8] And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve THE GOD your God; but who are they that shall go? [10:9] And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old; with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto THE GOD. [10:10] And he said unto them, So be THE GOD with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you. [10:11] Not so: go now you that are men, and serve THE GOD; for that is what you desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.

[10:12] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left. [10:13] And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and THE GOD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. [10:14] And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt; very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. [10:15] For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing, either tree or herb of the field, through all the land of Egypt. [10:16] Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against THE GOD your God, and against you. [10:17] Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and entreat THE GOD your God, that he may take away from me this death only. [10:18] And he went out from Pharaoh, and entreated THE GOD. [10:19] And THE GOD turned an exceeding strong west wind, which took up the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea; there remained not one locust in all the border of Egypt. [10:20] But THE GOD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go.

[10:21] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. [10:22] And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days; [10:23] they saw not one another, neither rose any one from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. [10:24] And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve THE GOD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you. [10:25] And Moses said, you must also give into our hand sacrifices and burnt-offerings, that we may sacrifice unto THE GOD our God. [10:26] Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind: for thereof must we take to serve THE GOD our God; and we know not with what we must serve THE GOD, until we come thither. [10:27] But THE GOD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go. [10:28] And Pharaoh said unto him, Get you from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in the day you seest my face you shalt die. [10:29] And Moses said, you have spoken well. I will see your face again no more.

[11:1] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Yet one plague more will I bring upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether. [11:2] Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. [11:3] And THE GOD gave the people favor 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.

[11:4] And Moses said, Thus saith THE GOD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: [11:5] and all the first-born in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the first-born of the maid-servant that is behind the mill; and all the first-born of cattle. [11:6] And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there hath not been, nor shall be any more. [11:7] But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that you may know how that THE GOD doth make a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel. [11:8] And all these your servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get you out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.

[11:9] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Pharaoh will not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt. [11:10] And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and THE GOD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

[12:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, [12:2] This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. [12:3] Speak you unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household: [12:4] and if the household be too little for a lamb, then shall he and his neighbor next unto his house take one according to the number of the souls; according to every man’s eating you shall make your count for the lamb. [12:5] Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old: you shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats: [12:6] and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at even. [12:7] And they shall take of the blood, and put it on the two side-posts and on the lintel, upon the houses wherein they shall eat it. [12:8] And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall eat it. [12:9] Eat not of it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roast with fire; its head with its legs and with the inwards thereof. [12:10] And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remaineth of it until the morning you shall burn with fire. [12:11] And thus shall you eat it: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is THE GOD’s passover. [12:12] For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am THE GOD. [12:13] And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. [12:14] And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and you shall keep it a feast to THE GOD: throughout your generations you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

[12:15] Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. [12:16] And in the first day there shall be to you a holy convocation, and in the seventh day a holy convocation; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you. [12:17] And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall you observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance for ever. [12:18] In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. [12:19] Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a sojourner, or one that is born in the land. [12:20] You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall you eat unleavened bread.

[12:21] Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out, and take you lambs according to your families, and kill the passover. [12:22] And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side-posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning. [12:23] For THE GOD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side-posts, THE GOD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. [12:24] And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons for ever. [12:25] And it shall come to pass, when you are come to the land which THE GOD will give you, according as he hath promised, that you shall keep this service. [12:26] And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean you by this service? [12:27] that you shall say, It is the sacrifice of THE GOD’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped. [12:28] And the children of Israel went and did so; as THE GOD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

[12:29] And it came to pass at midnight, that THE GOD smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the first-born of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the first-born of cattle. [12:30] And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. [12:31] And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, get you forth from among my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve THE GOD, as you have said. [12:32] Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also. [12:33] And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, to send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We are all dead men. [12:34] And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading-troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. [12:35] And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment. [12:36] And THE GOD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. And they despoiled the Egyptians.

[12:37] And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, besides children. [12:38] And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. [12:39] And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victuals. [12:40] Now the time that the children of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. [12:41] And it came to pass at the end of four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of THE GOD went out from the land of Egypt. [12:42] It is a night to be much observed unto THE GOD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of THE GOD, to be much observed of all the children of Israel throughout their generations.

[12:43] And THE GOD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: there shall no foreigner eat thereof; [12:44] but every man’s servant that is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. [12:45] A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat thereof. [12:46] In one house shall it be eaten; you shalt not carry forth aught of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone thereof. [12:47] All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. [12:48] And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to THE GOD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: but no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. [12:49] One law shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you. [12:50] Thus did all the children of Israel; as THE GOD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. [12:51] And it came to pass the selfsame day, that THE GOD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts.

[13:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [13:2] Sanctify unto me all the first-born, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.

[13:3] And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand THE GOD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten. [13:4] This day you go forth in the month Abib. [13:5] And it shall be, when THE GOD shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which he sware unto your fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shalt keep this service in this month. [13:6] Seven days you shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to THE GOD. [13:7] Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee, in all your borders. [13:8] And you shalt tell your son in that day, saying, It is because of that which THE GOD did for me when I came forth out of Egypt. [13:9] And it shall be for a sign unto you upon your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that the law of THE GOD may be in your mouth: for with a strong hand hath THE GOD brought you out of Egypt. [13:10] you shalt therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.

[13:11] And it shall be, when THE GOD shall bring you into the land of the Canaanite, as he sware unto you and to your fathers, and shall give it thee, [13:12] that you shalt set apart unto THE GOD all that openeth the womb, and every firstling which you have that cometh of a beast; the males shall be THE GOD’s. [13:13] And every firstling of an ass you shalt redeem with a lamb; and if you wilt not redeem it, then you shalt break its neck: and all the first-born of man among your sons shalt you redeem. [13:14] And it shall be, when your son asketh you in time to come, saying, What is this? that you shalt say unto him, By strength of hand THE GOD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage: [13:15] and it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that THE GOD slew all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man, and the first-born of beast: therefore I sacrifice to THE GOD all that openeth the womb, being males; but all the first-born of my sons I redeem. [13:16] And it shall be for a sign upon your hand, and for frontlets between your eyes: for by strength of hand THE GOD brought us forth out of Egypt.

[13:17] And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt: [13:18] but God led the people about, by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea: and the children of Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt. [13:19] And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and you shall carry up my bones away hence with you. [13:20] And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. [13:21] And THE GOD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they might go by day and by night: [13:22] the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, departed not from before the people.

[14:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [14:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn back and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, before Baal-zephon: over against it shall you encamp by the sea. [14:3] And Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. [14:4] And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he shall follow after them; and I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host: and the Egyptians shall know that I am THE GOD. And they did so. [14:5] And it was told the king of Egypt that the people were fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us? [14:6] And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him: [14:7] and he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over all of them. [14:8] And THE GOD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: for the children of Israel went out with a high hand. [14:9] And the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baal-zephon.

[14:10] And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto THE GOD. [14:11] And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore have you dealt thus with us, to bring us forth out of Egypt? [14:12] Is not this the word that we spake unto you in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it were better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness. [14:13] And Moses said unto the people, Fear you not, stand still, and see the salvation of THE GOD, which he will work for you to-day: for the Egyptians whom you have seen to-day, you shall see them again no more for ever. [14:14] THE GOD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.

[14:15] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest you unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward. [14:16] And lift you up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground. [14:17] And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall go in after them: and I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. [14:18] And the Egyptians shall know that I am THE GOD, when I have gotten me honor upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen. [14:19] And the angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them: [14:20] and it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness, yet gave it light by night: and the one came not near the other all the night.

[14:21] And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and THE GOD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. [14:22] And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. [14:23] And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. [14:24] And it came to pass in the morning watch, that THE GOD looked forth upon the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and discomfited the host of the Egyptians. [14:25] And he took off their chariot wheels, and they drove them heavily; so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for THE GOD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

[14:26] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. [14:27] And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and THE GOD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. [14:28] And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, even all the host of Pharaoh that went in after them into the sea; there remained not so much as one of them. [14:29] But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. [14:30] Thus THE GOD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea-shore. [14:31] And Israel saw the great work which THE GOD did upon the Egyptians, and the people feared THE GOD: and they believed in THE GOD, and in his servant Moses.

[15:1] Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto THE GOD, and spake, saying,

I will sing unto THE GOD, for he hath triumphed gloriously:

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

[15:2] THE GOD is my strength and song,

And he is become my salvation:

This is my God, and I will praise him;

My father’s God, and I will exalt him.

[15:3] THE GOD is a man of war:

THE GOD is his name.

[15:4] Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea;

And his chosen captains are sunk in the Red Sea.

[15:5] The deeps cover them:

They went down into the depths like a stone.

[15:6] your right hand, O THE GOD, is glorious in power,

Thy right hand, O THE GOD, dasheth in pieces the enemy.

[15:7] And in the greatness of your excellency you overthrowest them that rise up against thee: you sendest forth your wrath, it consumeth them as stubble.

[15:8] And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were piled up,

The floods stood upright as a heap;

The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.

[15:9] The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil;

My desire shall be satisfied upon them;

I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

[15:10] you didst blow with your wind, the sea covered them:

They sank as lead in the mighty waters.

[15:11] Who is like unto thee, O THE GOD, among the gods?

Who is like thee, glorious in holiness,

Fearful in praises, doing wonders?

[15:12] you stretchedst out your right hand,

The earth swallowed them.

[15:13] you in your lovingkindness have led the people that you have redeemed:

Thou have guided them in your strength to your holy habitation.

[15:14] The peoples have heard, they tremble:

Pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.

[15:15] Then were the chiefs of Edom dismayed;

The mighty men of Moab, trembling taketh hold upon them:

All the inhabitants of Canaan are melted away.

[15:16] Terror and dread falleth upon them;

By the greatness of your arm they are as still as a stone;

Till your people pass over, O THE GOD,

Till the people pass over that you have purchased.

[15:17] you wilt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance,

The place, O THE GOD, which you have made for you to dwell in,

The sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands have established.

[15:18] THE GOD shall reign for ever and ever.

[15:19] For the horses of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and THE GOD brought back the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea. [15:20] And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. [15:21] And Miriam answered them,

Sing you to THE GOD, for he hath triumphed gloriously;

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

[15:22] And Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. [15:23] And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. [15:24] And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? [15:25] An he cried unto THE GOD; And THE GOD showed him a tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters were made sweet. There he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them; [15:26] and he said, If you wilt diligently hearken to the voice of THE GOD your God, and wilt do that which is right in his eyes, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have put upon the Egyptians: for I am THE GOD that healeth thee. [15:27] And they came to Elim, where were twelve springs of water, and threescore and ten palm-trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

[16:1] And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. [16:2] And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness: [16:3] and the children of Israel said unto them, Would that we had died by the hand of THE GOD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, when we did eat bread to the full; for you have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

[16:4] Then said THE GOD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not. [16:5] And it shall come to pass on the sixth day, that they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. [16:6] And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even, then you shall know that THE GOD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt; [16:7] and in the morning, then you shall see the glory of THE GOD; for that he heareth your murmurings against THE GOD: and what are we, that you murmur against us? [16:8] And Moses said, This shall be, when THE GOD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that THE GOD heareth your murmurings which you murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against THE GOD. [16:9] And Moses said unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before THE GOD; for he hath heard your murmurings. [16:10] And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of THE GOD appeared in the cloud. [16:11] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [16:12] I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread: and you shall know that I am THE GOD your God.

[16:13] And it came to pass at even, that the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the camp. [16:14] And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness a small round thing, small as the hoar-frost on the ground. [16:15] And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, What is it? For they knew not what it was. And Moses said unto them, It is the bread which THE GOD hath given you to eat. [16:16] This is the thing which THE GOD hath commanded, Gather you of it every man according to his eating; an omer a head, according to the number of your persons, shall you take it, every man for them that are in his tent. [16:17] And the children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less. [16:18] And when they measured it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating. [16:19] And Moses said unto them, Let no man leave of it till the morning. [16:20] Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and Moses was wroth with them. [16:21] And they gathered it morning by morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted. [16:22] And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. [16:23] And he said unto them, This is that which THE GOD hath spoken, Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy sabbath unto THE GOD: bake that which you will bake, and boil that which you will boil; and all that remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. [16:24] And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not become foul, neither was there any worm therein. [16:25] And Moses said, Eat that to-day; for to-day is a sabbath unto THE GOD: to-day you shall not find it in the field. [16:26] Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day is the sabbath, in it there shall be none. [16:27] And it came to pass on the seventh day, that there went out some of the people to gather, and they found none. [16:28] And THE GOD said unto Moses, How long refuse you to keep my commandments and my laws? [16:29] See, for that THE GOD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide you every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. [16:30] So the people rested on the seventh day.

[16:31] And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. [16:32] And Moses said, This is the thing which THE GOD hath commanded, Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread wherewith I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt. [16:33] And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omerful of manna therein, and lay it up before THE GOD, to be kept throughout your generations. [16:34] As THE GOD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept. [16:35] And the children of Israel did eat the manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat the manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan. [16:36] Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

[17:1] And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, by their journeys, according to the commandment of THE GOD, and encamped in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink. [17:2] Wherefore the people strove with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why strive you with me? Wherefore do you tempt THE GOD? [17:3] And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst? [17:4] And Moses cried unto THE GOD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? They are almost ready to stone me. [17:5] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Pass on before the people, and take with you of the elders of Israel; and your rod, wherewith you smotest the river, take in your hand, and go. [17:6] Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. [17:7] And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the striving of the children of Israel, and because they tempted THE GOD, saying, Is THE GOD among us, or not?

[17:8] Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. [17:9] And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to-morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand. [17:10] So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. [17:11] And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. [17:12] But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; And his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. [17:13] And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. [17:14] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. [17:15] And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it THE GOD-nissi; [17:16] And he said, THE GOD hath sworn: THE GOD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

[18:1] Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, how that THE GOD had brought Israel out of Egypt. [18:2] And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her away, [18:3] and her two sons; of whom the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land: [18:4] and the name of the other was Eliezer; for he said, The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh. [18:5] And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness where he was encamped, at the mount of God: [18:6] and he said unto Moses, I, your father-in-law Jethro, am come unto thee, and your wife, and her two sons with her. [18:7] And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him: and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent. [18:8] And Moses told his father-in-law all that THE GOD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how THE GOD delivered them. [18:9] And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which THE GOD had done to Israel, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians. [18:10] And Jethro said, Blessed be THE GOD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh; who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. [18:11] Now I know that THE GOD is greater than all gods; yea, in the thing wherein they dealt proudly against them. [18:12] And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father-in-law before God.

[18:13] And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood about Moses from the morning unto the evening. [18:14] And when Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that you doest to the people? why sittest you yourself alone, and all the people stand about you from morning unto even? [18:15] And Moses said unto his father-in-law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God: [18:16] when they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws. [18:17] And Moses’ father-in-law said unto him, The thing that you doest is not good. [18:18] you wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for the thing is too heavy for thee; you art not able to perform it yourself alone. [18:19] Hearken now unto my voice, I will give you counsel, and God be with thee: be you for the people to God-ward, and bring you the causes unto God: [18:20] and you shalt teach them the statutes and the laws, and shalt show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do. [18:21] Moreover you shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: [18:22] and let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge themselves: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee. [18:23] If you shalt do this thing, and God command you so, then you shalt be able to endure, and all this people also shall go to their place in peace. [18:24] So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said. [18:25] And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. [18:26] And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. [18:27] And Moses let his father-in-law depart; and he went his way into his own land.

[19:1] In the third month after the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. [19:2] And when they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mount. [19:3] And Moses went up unto God, and THE GOD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt you say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: [19:4] You have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself. [19:5] Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be mine own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine: [19:6] and you shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which you shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

[19:7] And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which THE GOD commanded him. [19:8] And all the people answered together, and said, All that THE GOD hath spoken we will do. And Moses reported the words of the people unto THE GOD. [19:9] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and may also believe you for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto THE GOD. [19:10] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their garments, [19:11] and be ready against the third day; for the third day THE GOD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. [19:12] And you shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that you go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: [19:13] no hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, he shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount. [19:14] And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their garments. [19:15] And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not near a woman.

[19:16] And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of a trumpet exceeding loud; and all the people that were in the camp trembled. [19:17] And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. [19:18] And mount Sinai, the whole of it, smoked, because THE GOD descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. [19:19] And when the voice of the trumpet waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. [19:20] And THE GOD came down upon mount Sinai, to the top of the mount: and THE GOD called Moses to the top of the mount; and Moses went up. [19:21] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto THE GOD to gaze, and many of them perish. [19:22] And let the priests also, that come near to THE GOD, sanctify themselves, lest THE GOD break forth upon them. [19:23] And Moses said unto THE GOD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for you didst charge us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. [19:24] And THE GOD said unto him, Go, get you down; and you shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto THE GOD, lest he break forth upon them. [19:25] So Moses went down unto the people, and told them.

[20:1] And God spake all these words, saying, [20:2] I am THE GOD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. [20:3] you shalt have no other gods before me.

[20:4] you shalt not make unto you a graven image, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. [20:5] you shalt not bow down yourself unto them, nor serve them, for I THE GOD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me, [20:6] and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

[20:7] you shalt not take the name of THE GOD your God in vain; for THE GOD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

[20:8] Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. [20:9] Six days shalt you labor, and do all your work; [20:10] but the seventh day is a sabbath unto THE GOD your God: in it you shalt not do any work, thou, nor your son, nor your daughter, your man-servant, nor your maid-servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates: [20:11] for in six days THE GOD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore THE GOD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

[20:12] Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which THE GOD your God giveth thee.

[20:13] you shalt not kill.

[20:14] you shalt not commit adultery.

[20:15] you shalt not steal.

[20:16] you shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor.

[20:17] you shalt not covet your neighbor’s house, you shalt not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.

[20:18] And all the people perceived the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off. [20:19] And they said unto Moses, Speak you with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die. [20:20] And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that you sin not. [20:21] And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

[20:22] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Thus you shalt say unto the children of Israel, You yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. [20:23] You shall not make other gods with me; gods of silver, or gods of gold, you shall not make unto you. [20:24] An altar of earth you shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon your burnt-offerings, and your peace-offerings, your sheep, and your oxen: in every place where I record my name I will come unto you and I will bless thee. [20:25] And if you make me an altar of stone, you shalt not build it of hewn stones; for if you lift up your tool upon it, you have polluted it. [20:26] Neither shalt you go up by steps unto mine altar, that your nakedness be not uncovered thereon.

[21:1] Now these are the ordinances which you shalt set before them.

[21:2] If you buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. [21:3] If he come in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he be married, then his wife shall go out with him. [21:4] If his master give him a wife and she bear him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself. [21:5] But if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: [21:6] then his master shall bring him unto God, and shall bring him to the door, or unto the door-post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever.

[21:7] And if a man sell his daughter to be a maid-servant, she shall not go out as the men-servants do. [21:8] If she please not her master, who hath espoused her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a foreign people he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her. [21:9] And if he espouse her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. [21:10] If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish. [21:11] And if he do not these three things unto her, then shall she go out for nothing, without money.

[21:12] He that smiteth a man, so that he dieth, shall surely be put to death. [21:13] And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint you a place whither he shall flee. [21:14] And if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him with guile; you shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

[21:15] And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

[21:16] And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

[21:17] And he that curseth his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

[21:18] And if men contend, and one smite the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keep his bed; [21:19] if he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.

[21:20] And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall surely be punished. [21:21] Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.

[21:22] And if men strive together, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart, and yet no harm follow; he shall be surely fined, according as the woman’s husband shall lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. [21:23] But if any harm follow, then you shalt give life for life, [21:24] eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, [21:25] burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

[21:26] And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, and destroy it; he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake. [21:27] And if he smite out his man-servant’s tooth, or his maid-servant’s tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth’s sake.

[21:28] And if an ox gore a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be surely stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit. [21:29] But if the ox was wont to gore in time past, and it hath been testified to its owner, and he hath not kept it in, but it hath killed a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death. [21:30] If there be laid on him a ransom, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatsoever is laid upon him. [21:31] Whether it have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him. [21:32] If the ox gore a man-servant or a maid-servant, there shall be given unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

[21:33] And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein, [21:34] the owner of the pit shall make it good; he shall give money unto the owner thereof, and the dead beast shall be his.

[21:35] And if one man’s ox hurt another’s, so that it dieth, then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the price of it: and the dead also they shall divide. [21:36] Or if it be known that the ox was wont to gore in time past, and its owner hath not kept it in, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead beast shall be his own.

[22:1] If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. [22:2] If the thief be found breaking in, and be smitten so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness for him. [22:3] If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be bloodguiltiness for him; he shall make restitution: if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. [22:4] If the theft be found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall pay double.

[22:5] If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall let his beast loose, and it feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.

[22:6] If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the shocks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field are consumed; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

[22:7] If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief be found, he shall pay double. [22:8] If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall come near unto God, to see whether he have not put his hand unto his neighbor’s goods. [22:9] For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, whereof one saith, This is it, the cause of both parties shall come before God; he whom God shall condemn shall pay double unto his neighbor.

[22:10] If a man deliver unto his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it: [22:11] the oath of THE GOD shall be between them both, whether he hath not put his hand unto his neighbor’s goods; and the owner thereof shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution. [22:12] But if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof. [22:13] If it be torn in pieces, let him bring it for witness: he shall not make good that which was torn.

[22:14] And if a man borrow aught of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof not being with it, he shall surely make restitution. [22:15] If the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for its hire.

[22:16] And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife. [22:17] If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

[22:18] you shalt not suffer a sorceress to live.

[22:19] Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

[22:20] He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto THE GOD only, shall be utterly destroyed. [22:21] And a sojourner shalt you not wrong, neither shalt you oppress him: for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. [22:22] You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. [22:23] If you afflict them at all, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; [22:24] and my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

[22:25] If you lend money to any of my people with you that is poor, you shalt not be to him as a creditor; neither shall you lay upon him interest. [22:26] If you at all take your neighbor’s garment to pledge, you shalt restore it unto him before the sun goeth down: [22:27] for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

[22:28] you shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people. [22:29] you shalt not delay to offer of your harvest, and of the outflow of your presses. The first-born of your sons shalt you give unto me. [22:30] Likewise shalt you do with your oxen, and with your sheep: seven days it shall be with its dam; on the eighth day you shalt give it me. [22:31] And you shall be holy men unto me: therefore you shall not eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; you shall cast it to the dogs.

[23:1] you shalt not take up a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. [23:2] you shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt you speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to wrest justice: [23:3] neither shalt you favor a poor man in his cause.

[23:4] If you meet your enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, you shalt surely bring it back to him again. [23:5] If you see the ass of him that hateth you lying under his burden, you shalt forbear to leave him, you shalt surely release it with him.

[23:6] you shalt not wrest the justice due to your poor in his cause. [23:7] Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked. [23:8] And you shalt take no bribe: for a bribe blindeth them that have sight, and perverteth the words of the righteous. [23:9] And a sojourner shalt you not oppress: for you know the heart of a sojourner, seeing you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

[23:10] And six years you shalt sow your land, and shalt gather in the increase thereof: [23:11] but the seventh year you shalt let it rest and lie fallow; that the poor of your people may eat: and what they leave the beast of the field shall eat. In like manner you shalt deal with your vineyard, and with your oliveyard. [23:12] Six days you shalt do your work, and on the seventh day you shalt rest; that your ox and your ass may have rest, and the son of your handmaid, and the sojourner, may be refreshed. [23:13] And in all things that I have said unto you take you heed: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.

[23:14] Three times you shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. [23:15] The feast of unleavened bread shalt you keep: seven days you shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, at the time appointed in the month Abib (for in it you camest out from Egypt); and none shall appear before me empty: [23:16] and the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of your labors, which you sowest in the field: and the feast of ingathering, at the end of the year, when you gatherest in your labors out of the field. [23:17] Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord THE GOD.

[23:18] you shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my feast remain all night until the morning. [23:19] The first of the first-fruits of your ground you shalt bring into the house of THE GOD your God. you shalt not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.

[23:20] Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. [23:21] Take you heed before him, and hearken unto his voice; provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgression: for my name is in him. [23:22] But if you shalt indeed hearken unto his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto your enemies, and an adversary unto your adversaries. [23:23] For mine angel shall go before thee, and bring you in unto the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: and I will cut them off. [23:24] you shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works; but you shalt utterly overthrow them, and break in pieces their pillars. [23:25] And you shall serve THE GOD your God, and he will bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. [23:26] There shall none cast her young, nor be barren, in your land: the number of your days I will fulfil. [23:27] I will send my terror before thee, and will discomfit all the people to whom you shalt come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs unto thee. [23:28] And I will send the hornet before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. [23:29] I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against thee. [23:30] By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until you be increased, and inherit the land. [23:31] And I will set your border from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness unto the River: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand: and you shalt drive them out before thee. [23:32] you shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. [23:33] They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.

[24:1] And he said unto Moses, Come up unto THE GOD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship you afar off: [24:2] and Moses alone shall come near unto THE GOD; but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him. [24:3] And Moses came and told the people all the words of THE GOD, and all the ordinances: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which THE GOD hath spoken will we do. [24:4] And Moses wrote all the words of THE GOD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the mount, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. [24:5] And he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen unto THE GOD. [24:6] And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. [24:7] And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that THE GOD hath spoken will we do, and be obedient. [24:8] And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which THE GOD hath made with you concerning all these words.

[24:9] Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. [24:10] And they saw the God of Israel; and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and as it were the very heaven for clearness. [24:11] And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: and they beheld God, and did eat and drink.

[24:12] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give you the tables of stone, and the law and the commandment, which I have written, that you mayest teach them. [24:13] And Moses rose up, and Joshua his minister: and Moses went up into the mount of God. [24:14] And he said unto the elders, Tarry you here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: whosoever hath a cause, let him come near unto them. [24:15] And Moses went up into the mount, and the cloud covered the mount. [24:16] And the glory of THE GOD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. [24:17] And the appearance of the glory of THE GOD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. [24:18] And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

[25:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [25:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take for me an offering: of every man whose heart maketh him willing you shall take my offering. [25:3] And this is the offering which you shall take of them: gold, and silver, and brass, [25:4] and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, [25:5] and rams’ skins dyed red, and sealskins, and acacia wood, [25:6] oil for the light, spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, [25:7] onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate. [25:8] And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. [25:9] According to all that I show thee, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the furniture thereof, even so shall you make it.

[25:10] And they shall make an ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. [25:11] And you shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt you overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about. [25:12] And you shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four feet thereof; and two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. [25:13] And you shalt make staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. [25:14] And you shalt put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, wherewith to bear the ark. [25:15] The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it. [25:16] And you shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee. [25:17] And you shalt make a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. [25:18] And you shalt make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work shalt you make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat. [25:19] And make one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat shall you make the cherubim on the two ends thereof. [25:20] And the cherubim shall spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be. [25:21] And you shalt put the mercy-seat above upon the ark; and in the ark you shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. [25:22] And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with you from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment unto the children of Israel.

[25:23] And you shalt make a table of acacia wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. [25:24] And you shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about. [25:25] And you shalt make unto it a border of a handbreadth round about; and you shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about. [25:26] And you shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof. [25:27] Close by the border shall the rings be, for places for the staves to bear the table. [25:28] And you shalt make the staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. [25:29] And you shalt make the dishes thereof, and the spoons thereof, and the flagons thereof, and the bowls thereof, wherewith to pour out: of pure gold shalt you make them. [25:30] And you shalt set upon the table showbread before me alway.

[25:31] And you shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its flowers, shall be of one piece with it. [25:32] And there shall be six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof: [25:33] three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the candlestick: [25:34] and in the candlestick four cups made like almond-blossoms, the knops thereof, and the flowers thereof; [25:35] and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of the candlestick. [25:36] Their knops and their branches shall be of one piece with it; the whole of it one beaten work of pure gold. [25:37] And you shalt make the lamps thereof, seven: and they shall light the lamps thereof, to give light over against it. [25:38] And the snuffers thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold. [25:39] Of a talent of pure gold shall it be made, with all these vessels. [25:40] And see that you make them after their pattern, which hath been showed you in the mount.

[26:1] Moreover you shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt you make them. [26:2] The length of each curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains shall have one measure. [26:3] Five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and the other five curtains shall be coupled one to another. [26:4] And you shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt you make in the edge of the curtain that is outmost in the second coupling. [26:5] Fifty loops shalt you make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt you make in the edge of the curtain that is in the second coupling; the loops shall be opposite one to another. [26:6] And you shalt make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains one to another with the clasps: and the tabernacle shall be one whole.

[26:7] And you shalt make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt you make them. [26:8] The length of each curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: the eleven curtains shall have one measure. [26:9] And you shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double over the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tent. [26:10] And you shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops upon the edge of the curtain which is outmost in the second coupling. [26:11] And you shalt make fifty clasps of brass, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one. [26:12] And the overhanging part that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle. [26:13] And the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side, of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it. [26:14] And you shalt make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.

[26:15] And you shalt make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing up. [26:16] Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board. [26:17] Two tenons shall there be in each board, joined one to another: thus shalt you make for all the boards of the tabernacle. [26:18] And you shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side southward. [26:19] And you shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons. [26:20] And for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, twenty boards, [26:21] and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. [26:22] And for the hinder part of the tabernacle westward you shalt make six boards. [26:23] And two boards shalt you make for the corners of the tabernacle in the hinder part. [26:24] And they shall be double beneath, and in like manner they shall be entire unto the top thereof unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners. [26:25] And there shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.

[26:26] And you shalt make bars of acacia wood: five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, [26:27] and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the hinder part westward. [26:28] And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall pass through from end to end. [26:29] And you shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and you shalt overlay the bars with gold. [26:30] And you shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which hath been showed you in the mount.

[26:31] And you shalt make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall it be made. [26:32] And you shalt hang it upon four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, upon four sockets of silver. [26:33] And you shalt hang up the veil under the clasps, and shalt bring in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony: and the veil shall separate unto you between the holy place and the most holy. [26:34] And you shalt put the mercy-seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. [26:35] And you shalt set the table without the veil, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and you shalt put the table on the north side.

[26:36] And you shalt make a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer. [26:37] And you shalt make for the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay them with gold: their hooks shall be of gold: and you shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.

[27:1] And you shalt make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits. [27:2] And you shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof; the horns thereof shall be of one piece with it: and you shalt overlay it with brass. [27:3] And you shalt make its pots to take away its ashes, and its shovels, and its basins, and its flesh-hooks, and its firepans: all the vessels thereof you shalt make of brass. [27:4] And you shalt make for it a grating of network of brass: and upon the net shalt you make four brazen rings in the four corners thereof. [27:5] And you shalt put it under the ledge round the altar beneath, that the net may reach halfway up the altar. [27:6] And you shalt make staves for the altar, staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with brass. [27:7] And the staves thereof shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, in bearing it. [27:8] Hollow with planks shalt you make it: as it hath been showed you in the mount, so shall they make it.

[27:9] And you shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen a hundred cubits long for one side: [27:10] and the pillars thereof shall be twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver. [27:11] And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings a hundred cubits long, and the pillars thereof twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver. [27:12] And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. [27:13] And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits. [27:14] The hangings for the one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. [27:15] And for the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. [27:16] And for the gate of the court shall be a screen of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; their pillars four, and their sockets four. [27:17] All the pillars of the court round about shall be filleted with silver; their hooks of silver, and their sockets of brass. [27:18] The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits, of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass. [27:19] All the instruments of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.

[27:20] And you shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring unto you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. [27:21] In the tent of meeting, without the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning before THE GOD: it shall be a statue for ever throughout their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

[28:1] And bring you near unto you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons. [28:2] And you shalt make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. [28:3] And you shalt speak unto all that are wise-hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron’s garments to sanctify him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. [28:4] And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a coat of checker work, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. [28:5] And they shall take the gold, and the blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the fine linen.

[28:6] And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the skilful workman. [28:7] It shall have two shoulder-pieces joined to the two ends thereof, that it may be joined together. [28:8] And the skilfully woven band, which is upon it, wherewith to gird it on, shall be like the work thereof and of the same piece; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. [28:9] And you shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel: [28:10] six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the six that remain on the other stone, according to their birth. [28:11] With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt you engrave the two stones, according to the names of the children of Israel: you shalt make them to be inclosed in settings of gold. [28:12] And you shalt put the two stones upon the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before THE GOD upon his two shoulders for a memorial. [28:13] And you shalt make settings of gold, [28:14] and two chains of pure gold; like cords shalt you make them, of wreathen work: and you shalt put the wreathen chains on the settings.

[28:15] And you shalt make a breastplate of judgment, the work of the skilful workman; like the work of the ephod you shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, shalt you make it. [28:16] Foursquare it shall be and double; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof. [28:17] And you shalt set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle shall be the first row; [28:18] and the second row an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; [28:19] and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; [28:20] and the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be inclosed in gold in their settings. [28:21] And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes. [28:22] And you shalt make upon the breastplate chains like cords, of wreathen work of pure gold. [28:23] And you shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. [28:24] And you shalt put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate. [28:25] And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains you shalt put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod in the forepart thereof. [28:26] And you shalt make two rings of gold, and you shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate, upon the edge thereof, which is toward the side of the ephod inward. [28:27] And you shalt make two rings of gold, and shalt put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, in the forepart thereof, close by the coupling thereof, above the skilfully woven band of the ephod. [28:28] And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be upon the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod. [28:29] And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before THE GOD continually. [28:30] And you shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before THE GOD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before THE GOD continually.

[28:31] And you shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue. [28:32] And it shall have a hole for the head in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a coat of mail, that it be not rent. [28:33] And upon the skirts of it you shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the skirts thereof; and bells of gold between them round about: [28:34] a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about. [28:35] And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and the sound thereof shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before THE GOD, and when he cometh out, that he die not.

[28:36] And you shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO JEHOVAH. [28:37] And you shalt put it on a lace of blue, and it shall be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be. [28:38] And it shall be upon Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before THE GOD. [28:39] And you shalt weave the coat in checker work of fine linen, and you shalt make a mitre of fine linen, and you shalt make a girdle, the work of the embroiderer.

[28:40] And for Aaron’s sons you shalt make coats, and you shalt make for them girdles, and head-tires shalt you make for them, for glory and for beauty. [28:41] And you shalt put them upon Aaron your brother, and upon his sons with him, and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office. [28:42] And you shalt make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach: [28:43] And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they go in unto the tent of meeting, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and unto his seed after him.

[29:1] And this is the thing that you shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto me in the priest’s office: take one young bullock and two rams without blemish, [29:2] and unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened mingled with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of fine wheaten flour shalt you make them. [29:3] And you shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams. [29:4] And Aaron and his sons you shalt bring unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water. [29:5] And you shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod; [29:6] and you shalt set the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre. [29:7] Then shalt you take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him. [29:8] And you shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them. [29:9] And you shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and bind head-tires on them: and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute: and you shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.

[29:10] And you shalt bring the bullock before the tent of meeting: and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock. [29:11] And you shalt kill the bullock before THE GOD, at the door of the tent of meeting. [29:12] And you shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with your finger; and you shalt pour out all the blood at the base of the altar. [29:13] And you shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul upon the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar. [29:14] But the flesh of the bullock, and its skin, and it dung, shalt you burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin-offering.

[29:15] you shalt also take the one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. [29:16] And you shalt slay the ram, and you shalt take its blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar. [29:17] And you shalt cut the ram into its pieces, and wash its inwards, and its legs, and put them with its pieces, and with its head. [29:18] And you shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt-offering unto THE GOD; it is a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto THE GOD.

[29:19] And you shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram. [29:20] Then shalt you kill the ram, and take of its blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. [29:21] And you shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him. [29:22] Also you shalt take of the ram the fat, and the fat tail, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration), [29:23] and one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, out of the basket of unleavened bread that is before THE GOD. [29:24] And you shalt put the whole upon the hands of Aaron, and upon the hands of his sons, and shalt wave them for a wave-offering before THE GOD. [29:25] And you shalt take them from their hands, and burn them on the altar upon the burnt-offering, for a sweet savor before THE GOD: it is an offering made by fire unto THE GOD.

[29:26] And you shalt take the breast of Aaron’s ram of consecration, and wave it for a wave-offering before THE GOD: and it shall be your portion. [29:27] And you shalt sanctify the breast of the wave-offering, and the thigh of the heave-offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons: [29:28] and it shall be for Aaron and his sons as their portion for ever from the children of Israel; for it is a heave-offering: and it shall be a heave-offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifices of their peace-offerings, even their heave-offering unto THE GOD.

[29:29] And the holy garments of Aaron shall be for his sons after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them. [29:30] Seven days shall the son that is priest in his stead put them on, when he cometh into the tent of meeting to minister in the holy place.

[29:31] And you shalt take the ram of consecration, and boil its flesh in a holy place. [29:32] And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the door of the tent of meeting. [29:33] And they shall eat those things wherewith atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy. [29:34] And if aught of the flesh of the consecration, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, then you shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.

[29:35] And thus shalt you do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded thee: seven days shalt you consecrate them. [29:36] And every day shalt you offer the bullock of sin-offering for atonement: and you shalt cleanse the altar, when you makest atonement for it; and you shalt anoint it, to sanctify it. [29:37] Seven days you shalt make atonement for the altar, and sanctify it: and the altar shall be most holy; whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.

[29:38] Now this is that which you shalt offer upon the altar: two lambs a year old day by day continually. [29:39] The one lamb you shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb you shalt offer at even: [29:40] and with the one lamb a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil, and the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink-offering. [29:41] And the other lamb you shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meal-offering of the morning, and according to the drink-offering thereof, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto THE GOD. [29:42] It shall be a continual burnt-offering throughout your generations at the door of the tent of meeting before THE GOD, where I will meet with you, to speak there unto thee. [29:43] And there I will meet with the children of Israel; and the Tent shall be sanctified by my glory. [29:44] And I will sanctify the tent of meeting, and the altar: Aaron also and his sons will I sanctify, to minister to me in the priest’s office. [29:45] And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God. [29:46] And they shall know that I am THE GOD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them: I am THE GOD their God.

[30:1] And you shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of acacia wood shalt you make it. [30:2] A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be; and two cubits shall be the height thereof: the horns thereof shall be of one piece with it. [30:3] And you shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and you shalt make unto it a crown of gold round about. [30:4] And two golden rings shalt you make for it under the crown thereof; upon the two ribs thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt you make them; and they shall be for places for staves wherewith to bear it. [30:5] And you shalt make the staves of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. [30:6] And you shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy-seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee. [30:7] And Aaron shall burn thereon incense of sweet spices: every morning, when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn it. [30:8] And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn it, a perpetual incense before THE GOD throughout your generations. [30:9] You shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt-offering, nor meal-offering; and you shall pour no drink-offering thereon. [30:10] And Aaron shall make atonement upon the horns of it once in the year; with the blood of the sin-offering of atonement once in the year shall he make atonement for it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto THE GOD.

[30:11] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [30:12] When you takest the sum of the children of Israel, according to those that are numbered of them, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto THE GOD, when you numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when you numberest them. [30:13] This they shall give, every one that passeth over unto them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary; (the shekel is twenty gerahs;) half a shekel for an offering to THE GOD. [30:14] Every one that passeth over unto them that are numbered, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the offering of THE GOD. [30:15] The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of THE GOD, to make atonement for your souls. [30:16] And you shalt take the atonement money from the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tent of meeting; that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before THE GOD, to make atonement for your souls.

[30:17] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [30:18] you shalt also make a laver of brass, and the base thereof of brass, whereat to wash. And you shalt put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shalt put water therein. [30:19] And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: [30:20] when they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire unto THE GOD. [30:21] So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.

[30:22] Moreover THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [30:23] Take you also unto you the chief spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty, [30:24] and of cassia five hundred, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin. [30:25] And you shalt make it a holy anointing oil, a perfume compounded after the art of the perfumer: it shall be a holy anointing oil. [30:26] And you shalt anoint therewith the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, [30:27] and the table and all the vessels thereof, and the candlestick and the vessels thereof, and the altar of incense, [30:28] and the altar of burnt-offering with all the vessels thereof, and the laver and the base thereof. [30:29] And you shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy. [30:30] And you shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office. [30:31] And you shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be a holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations. [30:32] Upon the flesh of man shall it not be poured, neither shall you make any like it, according to the composition thereof: it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you. [30:33] Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, he shall be cut off from his people.

[30:34] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Take unto you sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight; [30:35] and you shalt make of it incense, a perfume after the art of the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy: [30:36] and you shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy. [30:37] And the incense which you shalt make, according to the composition thereof you shall not make for yourselves: it shall be unto you holy for THE GOD. [30:38] Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereof, he shall be cut off from his people.

[31:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [31:2] See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: [31:3] and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, [31:4] to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, [31:5] and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship. [31:6] And I, behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all that are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee: [31:7] the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy-seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the Tent, [31:8] and the table and its vessels, and the pure candlestick with all its vessels, and the altar of incense, [31:9] and the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its base, [31:10] and the finely wrought garments, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office, [31:11] and the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded you shall they do.

[31:12] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [31:13] Speak you also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily you shall keep my sabbaths: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am THE GOD who sanctifieth you. [31:14] You shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that profaneth it shall surely be put to death; for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. [31:15] Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, holy to THE GOD: whosoever doeth any work on the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. [31:16] Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. [31:17] It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days THE GOD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

[31:18] And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

[32:1] And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. [32:2] And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. [32:3] And all the people brake off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. [32:4] And he received it at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made it a molten calf: and they said, These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt. [32:5] And when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To-morrow shall be a feast to THE GOD. [32:6] And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

[32:7] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, Go, get you down; for your people, that you broughtest up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: [32:8] they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed unto it, and said, These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt. [32:9] And THE GOD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: [32:10] now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation. [32:11] And Moses besought THE GOD his God, and said, THE GOD, why doth your wrath wax hot against your people, that you have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? [32:12] Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, saying, For evil did he bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people. [32:13] Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swarest by your own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. [32:14] And THE GOD repented of the evil which he said he would do unto his people.

[32:15] And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, with the two tables of the testimony in his hand; tables that were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. [32:16] And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables. [32:17] And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. [32:18] And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome; but the noise of them that sing do I hear. [32:19] And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount. [32:20] And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

[32:21] And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that you have brought a great sin upon them? [32:22] And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: you knowest the people, that they are set on evil. [32:23] For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. [32:24] And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off: so they gave it me; and I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

[32:25] And when Moses saw that the people were broken loose, (for Aaron had let them loose for a derision among their enemies,) [32:26] then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Whoso is on THE GOD’s side, let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. [32:27] And he said unto them, Thus saith THE GOD, the God of Israel, Put you every man his sword upon his thigh, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor. [32:28] And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. [32:29] And Moses said, Consecrate yourselves to-day to THE GOD, yea, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

[32:30] And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, You have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto THE GOD; peradventure I shall make atonement for your sin. [32:31] And Moses returned unto THE GOD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. [32:32] Yet now, if you wilt forgive their sin—; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of your book which you have written. [32:33] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. [32:34] And now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine angel shall go before thee; nevertheless in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them. [32:35] And THE GOD smote the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

[33:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, Depart, go up hence, you and the people that you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land of which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto your seed will I give it: [33:2] and I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: [33:3] unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee, for you art a stiffnecked people, lest I consume you in the way. [33:4] And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments. [33:5] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, You are a stiffnecked people; if I go up into the midst of you for one moment, I shall consume thee: therefore now put off your ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee. [33:6] And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments from mount Horeb onward.

[33:7] Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it without the camp, afar off from the camp; and he called it, The tent of meeting. And it came to pass, that every one that sought THE GOD went out unto the tent of meeting, which was without the camp. [33:8] And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the Tent. [33:9] And it came to pass, when Moses entered into the Tent, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the door of the Tent: and THE GOD spake with Moses. [33:10] And all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man at his tent door. [33:11] And THE GOD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his minister Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the Tent.

[33:12] And Moses said unto THE GOD, See, you sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and you have not let me know whom you wilt send with me. Yet you have said, I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight. [33:13] Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found favor in your sight, show me now your ways, that I may know thee, to the end that I may find favor in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people. [33:14] And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give you rest. [33:15] And he said unto him, If your presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. [33:16] For wherein now shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? is it not in that you goest with us, so that we are separated, I and your people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth?

[33:17] And THE GOD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name. [33:18] And he said, Show me, I pray thee, your glory. [33:19] And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of THE GOD before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. [33:20] And he said, you canst not see my face; for man shall not see me and live. [33:21] and THE GOD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and you shalt stand upon the rock: [33:22] and it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by: [33:23] and I will take away my hand, and you shalt see my back; but my face shall not be seen.

[34:1] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Hew you two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon the tables the words that were on the first tables, which you brakest. [34:2] And be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mount. [34:3] And no man shall come up with thee; neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount. [34:4] And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as THE GOD had commanded him, and took in his hand two tables of stone. [34:5] And THE GOD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of THE GOD. [34:6] And THE GOD passed by before him, and proclaimed, THE GOD, THE GOD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth, [34:7] keeping lovingkindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation. [34:8] And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. [34:9] And he said, If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I pray thee, go in the midst of us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.

[34:10] And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been wrought in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among which you art shall see the work of THE GOD; for it is a terrible thing that I do with thee. [34:11] Observe you that which I command you this day: behold, I drive out before you the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. [34:12] Take heed to thyself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither you goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee: [34:13] but you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and you shall cut down their Asherim; [34:14] for you shalt worship no other god: for THE GOD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: [34:15] lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot after their gods, and sacrifice unto their gods, and one call you and you eat of his sacrifice; [34:16] and you take of their daughters unto your sons, and their daughters play the harlot after their gods, and make your sons play the harlot after their gods. [34:17] you shalt make you no molten gods.

[34:18] The feast of unleavened bread shalt you keep. Seven days you shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, at the time appointed in the month Abib; for in the month Abib you camest out from Egypt. [34:19] All that openeth the womb is mine; and all your cattle that is male, the firstlings of cow and sheep. [34:20] And the firstling of an ass you shalt redeem with a lamb: and if you wilt not redeem it, then you shalt break its neck. All the first-born of your sons you shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.

[34:21] Six days you shalt work, but on the seventh day you shalt rest: in plowing time and in harvest you shalt rest. [34:22] And you shalt observe the feast of weeks, even of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end. [34:23] Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord THE GOD, the God of Israel. [34:24] For I will cast out nations before thee, and enlarge your borders: neither shall any man desire your land, when you goest up to appear before THE GOD your God three times in the year.

[34:25] you shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning. [34:26] The first of the first-fruits of your ground you shalt bring unto the house of THE GOD your God. you shalt not boil a kid in its mother’s milk. [34:27] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Write you these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel. [34:28] And he was there with THE GOD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

[34:29] And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of the testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone by reason of his speaking with him. [34:30] And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him. [34:31] And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses spake to them. [34:32] And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that THE GOD had spoken with him in mount Sinai. [34:33] And when Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face. [34:34] But when Moses went in before THE GOD to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out; and he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. [34:35] And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone: and Moses put the veil upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

[35:1] And Moses assembled all the congregation of the children of Israel, and said unto them, These are the words which THE GOD hath commanded, that you should do them. [35:2] Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of solemn rest to THE GOD: whosoever doeth any work therein shall be put to death. [35:3] You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

[35:4] And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which THE GOD commanded, saying, [35:5] Take you from among you an offering unto THE GOD; whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, THE GOD’s offering: gold, and silver, and brass, [35:6] and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, [35:7] and rams’ skins dyed red, and sealskins, and acacia wood, [35:8] and oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, [35:9] and onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

[35:10] And let every wise-hearted man among you come, and make all that THE GOD hath commanded: [35:11] the tabernacle, its tent, and its covering, its clasps, and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets; [35:12] the ark, and the staves thereof, the mercy-seat, and the veil of the screen; [35:13] the table, and its staves, and all its vessels, and the showbread; [35:14] the candlestick also for the light, and its vessels, and its lamps, and the oil for the light; [35:15] and the altar of incense, and its staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the screen for the door, at the door of the tabernacle; [35:16] the altar of burnt-offering, with its grating of brass, it staves, and all its vessels, the laver and its base; [35:17] the hangings of the court, the pillars thereof, and their sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court; [35:18] the pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords; [35:19] the finely wrought garments, for ministering in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office.

[35:20] And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. [35:21] And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and brought THE GOD’s offering, for the work of the tent of meeting, and for all the service thereof, and for the holy garments. [35:22] And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing-hearted, and brought brooches, and ear-rings, and signet-rings, and armlets, all jewels of gold; even every man that offered an offering of gold unto THE GOD. [35:23] And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, and rams’ skins dyed red, and sealskins, brought them. [35:24] Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought THE GOD’s offering; and every man, with whom was found acacia wood for any work of the service, brought it. [35:25] And all the women that were wise-hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, the blue, and the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen. [35:26] And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats’ hair. [35:27] And the rulers brought the onyx stones, and the stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate; [35:28] and the spice, and the oil; for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense. [35:29] The children of Israel brought a freewill-offering unto THE GOD; every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all the work, which THE GOD had commanded to be made by Moses.

[35:30] And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, THE GOD hath called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. [35:31] And he hath filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; [35:32] and to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, [35:33] and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of skilful workmanship. [35:34] And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. [35:35] Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of workmanship, of the engraver, and of the skilful workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any workmanship, and of those that devise skilful works.

[36:1] And Bezalel and Oholiab shall work, and every wise-hearted man, in whom THE GOD hath put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all the work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that THE GOD hath commanded.

[36:2] And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every wise-hearted man, in whose heart THE GOD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it: [36:3] and they received of Moses all the offering which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, wherewith to make it. And they brought yet unto him freewill-offerings every morning. [36:4] And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they wrought. [36:5] And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which THE GOD commanded to make. [36:6] And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing. [36:7] For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.

[36:8] And all the wise-hearted men among them that wrought the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim, the work of the skilful workman, Bezalel made them. [36:9] The length of each curtain was eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of each curtain four cubits: all the curtains had one measure. [36:10] And he coupled five curtains one to another: and the other five curtains he coupled one to another. [36:11] And he made loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the second coupling. [36:12] Fifty loops made he in the one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain that was in the second coupling: the loops were opposite one to another. [36:13] And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains one to another with the clasps: so the tabernacle was one.

[36:14] And he made curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them. [36:15] The length of each curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits the breadth of each curtain: the eleven curtains had one measure. [36:16] And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves. [36:17] And he made fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that was outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which was outmost in the second coupling. [36:18] And he made fifty clasps of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one. [36:19] And he made a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.

[36:20] And he made the boards for the tabernacle, of acacia wood, standing up. [36:21] Ten cubits was the length of a board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of each board. [36:22] Each board had two tenons, joined one to another: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle. [36:23] And he made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side southward. [36:24] And he made forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons. [36:25] And for the second side of the tabernacle, on the north side, he made twenty boards, [36:26] and their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. [36:27] And for the hinder part of the tabernacle westward he made six boards. [36:28] And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the hinder part. [36:29] And they were double beneath; and in like manner they were entire unto the top thereof unto one ring: thus he did to both of them in the two corners. [36:30] And there were eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; under every board two sockets.

[36:31] And he made bars of acacia wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, [36:32] and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the hinder part westward. [36:33] And he made the middle bar to pass through in the midst of the boards from the one end to the other. [36:34] And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold for places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

[36:35] And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim, the work of the skilful workman, made he it. [36:36] And he made thereunto four pillars of acacia, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; And he cast for them four sockets of silver. [36:37] And he made a screen for the door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the embroiderer; [36:38] and the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their capitals and their fillets with gold; and their five sockets were of brass.

[37:1] And Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: [37:2] and he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about. [37:3] And he cast for it four rings of gold, in the four feet thereof; even two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it. [37:4] And he made staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold. [37:5] And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, to bear the ark. [37:6] And he made a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. [37:7] And he made two cherubim of gold; of beaten work made he them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat; [37:8] one cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the other end: of one piece with the mercy-seat made he the cherubim at the two ends thereof. [37:9] And the cherubim spread out their wings on high, covering the mercy-seat with their wings, with their faces one to another; toward the mercy-seat were the faces of the cherubim.

[37:10] And he made the table of acacia wood: two cubits was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof: [37:11] and he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereto a crown of gold round about. [37:12] And he made unto it a border of a handbreadth round about, and made a golden crown to the border thereof round about. [37:13] And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that were on the four feet thereof. [37:14] Close by the border were the rings, the places for the staves to bear the table. [37:15] And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table. [37:16] And he made the vessels which were upon the table, the dishes thereof, and the spoons thereof, and the bowls thereof, and the flagons thereof, wherewith to pour out, of pure gold.

[37:17] And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick, even its base, and its shaft; its cups, it knops, and its flowers, were of one piece with it: [37:18] and there were six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof: [37:19] three cups made like almond-blossoms in one branch, a knop and a flower, and three cups made like almond-blossoms in the other branch, a knop and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the candlestick. [37:20] And in the candlestick were four cups made like almond-blossoms, the knops thereof, and the flowers thereof; [37:21] and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, and a knop under two branches of one piece with it, for the six branches going out of it. [37:22] Their knops and their branches were of one piece with it: the whole of it was one beaten work of pure gold. [37:23] And he made the lamps thereof, seven, and the snuffers thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, of pure gold. [37:24] Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.

[37:25] And he made the altar of incense of acacia wood: a cubit was the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, foursquare; and two cubits was the height thereof; the horns thereof were of one piece with it. [37:26] And he overlaid it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns of it: and he made unto it a crown of gold round about. [37:27] And he made for it two golden rings under the crown thereof, upon the two ribs thereof, upon the two sides of it, for places for staves wherewith to bear it. [37:28] And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with gold. [37:29] And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, after the art of the perfumer.

[38:1] And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof. [38:2] And he made the horns thereof upon the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of one piece with it: and he overlaid it with brass. [38:3] And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, the flesh-hooks, and the firepans: all the vessels thereof made he of brass. [38:4] And he made for the altar a grating of network of brass, under the ledge round it beneath, reaching halfway up. [38:5] And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grating of brass, to be places for the staves. [38:6] And he made the staves of acacia wood, and overlaid them with brass. [38:7] And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, wherewith to bear it; he made it hollow with planks.

[38:8] And he made the laver of brass, and the base thereof of brass, of the mirrors of the ministering women that ministered at the door of the tent of meeting.

[38:9] And he made the court: for the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, a hundred cubits; [38:10] their pillars were twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver. [38:11] And for the north side a hundred cubits, their pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver. [38:12] And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver. [38:13] And for the east side eastward fifty cubits. [38:14] The hangings for the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three; [38:15] and so for the other side: on this hand and that hand by the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three. [38:16] All the hangings of the court round about were of fine twined linen. [38:17] And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver; and the overlaying of their capitals, of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver. [38:18] And the screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court. [38:19] And their pillars were four, and their sockets four, of brass; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals, and their fillets, of silver. [38:20] And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of brass.

[38:21] This is the sum of the things for the tabernacle, even the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest. [38:22] And Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that THE GOD commanded Moses. [38:23] And with him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skilful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in fine linen.

[38:24] All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary. [38:25] And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was a hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary: [38:26] a beka a head, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that passed over to them that were numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men. [38:27] And the hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the veil; a hundred sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a socket. [38:28] And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their capitals, and made fillets for them. [38:29] And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels. [38:30] And therewith he made the sockets to the door of the tent of meeting, and the brazen altar, and the brazen grating for it, and all the vessels of the altar, [38:31] and the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the gate of the court, and all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins of the court round about.

[39:1] And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made finely wrought garments, for ministering in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[39:2] And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. [39:3] And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work of the skilful workman. [39:4] They made shoulder-pieces for it, joined together; at the two ends was it joined together. [39:5] And the skilfully woven band, that was upon it, wherewith to gird it on, was of the same piece and like the work thereof; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[39:6] And they wrought the onyx stones, inclosed in settings of gold, graven with the engravings of a signet, according to the names of the children of Israel. [39:7] And he put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be stones of memorial for the children of Israel; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[39:8] And he made the breastplate, the work of the skilful workman, like the work of the ephod; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. [39:9] It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being double. [39:10] And they set in it four rows of stones. A row of sardius, topaz, and carbuncle was the first row; [39:11] and the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond; [39:12] and the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; [39:13] and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jaspar: they were inclosed in inclosings of gold in their settings. [39:14] And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, every one according to his name, for the twelve tribes. [39:15] And they made upon the breastplate chains like cords, of wreathen work of pure gold. [39:16] And they made two settings of gold, and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate. [39:17] And they put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings at the ends of the breastplate. [39:18] And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains they put on the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, in the forepart thereof. [39:19] And they made two rings of gold, and put them upon the two ends of the breastplate, upon the edge thereof, which was toward the side of the ephod inward. [39:20] And they made two rings of gold, and put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, in the forepart thereof, close by the coupling thereof, above the skilfully woven band of the ephod. [39:21] And they did bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be upon the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[39:22] And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue. [39:23] And the hole of the robe in the midst thereof, as the hole of a coat of mail, with a binding round about the hole of it, that it should not be rent. [39:24] And they made upon the skirts of the robe pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen. [39:25] And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the skirts of the robe round about, between the pomegranates; [39:26] a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the robe round about, to minister in; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[39:27] And they made the coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his sons, [39:28] and the mitre of fine linen, and the goodly head-tires of fine linen, and the linen breeches of fine twined linen, [39:29] and the girdle of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, the work of the embroiderer; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[39:30] And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like the engravings of a signet, HOLY TO JEHOVAH. [39:31] And they tied unto it a lace of blue, to fasten it upon the mitre above; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[39:32] Thus was finished all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting: and the children of Israel did according to all that THE GOD commanded Moses; so did they. [39:33] And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the Tent, and all its furniture, its clasps, its boards, it bars, and its pillars, and it sockets; [39:34] and the covering of rams’ skins dyed red, and the covering of sealskins, and the veil of the screen; [39:35] the ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy-seat; [39:36] the table, all the vessels thereof, and the showbread; [39:37] the pure candlestick, the lamps thereof, even the lamps to be set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for the light; [39:38] and the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the screen for the door of the Tent; [39:39] the brazen altar, and its grating of brass, its staves, and all its vessels, the laver and its base; [39:40] the hangings of the court, its pillars, and its sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court, the cords thereof, and the pins thereof, and all the instruments of the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of meeting; [39:41] the finely wrought garments for ministering in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office. [39:42] According to all that THE GOD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did all the work. [39:43] And Moses saw all the work, and, behold, they had done it; as THE GOD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.

[40:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [40:2] On the first day of the first month shalt you rear up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. [40:3] And you shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and you shalt screen the ark with the veil. [40:4] And you shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are upon it; and you shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof. [40:5] And you shalt set the golden altar for incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the screen of the door to the tabernacle. [40:6] And you shalt set the altar of burnt-offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. [40:7] And you shalt set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and shalt put water therein. [40:8] And you shalt set up the court round about, and hang up the screen of the gate of the court. [40:9] And you shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the furniture thereof: and it shall be holy. [40:10] And you shalt anoint the altar of burnt-offering, and all its vessels, and sanctify the altar: and the altar shall be most holy. [40:11] And you shalt anoint the laver and its base, and sanctify it. [40:12] And you shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt wash them with water. [40:13] And you shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments; and you shalt anoint him, and sanctify him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office. [40:14] And you shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them; [40:15] and you shalt anoint them, as you didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: and their anointing shall be to them for an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations. [40:16] Thus did Moses: according to all that THE GOD commanded him, so did he.

[40:17] And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up. [40:18] And Moses reared up the tabernacle, and laid its sockets, and set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars thereof, and reared up its pillars. [40:19] And he spread the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as THE GOD commanded Moses. [40:20] And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy-seat above upon the ark: [40:21] and he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen, and screened the ark of the testimony; as THE GOD commanded Moses. [40:22] And he put the table in the tent of meeting, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the veil. [40:23] And he set the bread in order upon it before THE GOD; as THE GOD commanded Moses. [40:24] And he put the candlestick in the tent of meeting, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward. [40:25] And he lighted the lamps before THE GOD; as THE GOD commanded Moses. [40:26] And he put the golden altar in the tent of meeting before the veil: [40:27] and he burnt thereon incense of sweet spices; as THE GOD commanded Moses. [40:28] And he put the screen of the door to the tabernacle. [40:29] And he set the altar of burnt-offering at the door of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered upon it the burnt-offering and the meal-offering; as THE GOD commanded Moses. [40:30] And he set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water therein, wherewith to wash. [40:31] And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat; [40:32] when they went into the tent of meeting, and when they came near unto the altar, they washed; as THE GOD commanded Moses. [40:33] And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the screen of the gate of the court. So Moses finished the work.

[40:34] Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of THE GOD filled the tabernacle. [40:35] And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of meeting, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of THE GOD filled the tabernacle. [40:36] And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward, throughout all their journeys: [40:37] but if the cloud was not taken up, then they journeyed not till the day that it was taken up. [40:38] For the cloud of THE GOD was upon the tabernacle by day, and there was fire therein by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

 

The Book of Leviticus

[1:1] And THE GOD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying, [1:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man of you offereth an oblation unto THE GOD, you shall offer your oblation of the cattle, even of the herd and of the flock.

[1:3] If his oblation be a burnt-offering of the herd, he shall offer it a male without blemish: he shall offer it at the door of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before THE GOD. [1:4] And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the burnt-offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. [1:5] And he shall kill the bullock before THE GOD: and Aaron’s sons, the priests, shall present the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is at the door of the tent of meeting. [1:6] And he shall flay the burnt-offering, and cut it into its pieces. [1:7] And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay wood in order upon the fire; [1:8] and Aaron’s sons, the priests, shall lay the pieces, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: [1:9] but its inwards and its legs shall he wash with water: and the priest shall burn the whole on the altar, for a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD.

[1:10] And if his oblation be of the flock, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt-offering; he shall offer it a male without blemish. [1:11] And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before THE GOD: and Aaron’s sons, the priests, shall sprinkle its blood upon the altar round about. [1:12] And he shall cut it into its pieces, with its head and its fat; and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar: [1:13] but the inwards and the legs shall he wash with water; and the priest shall offer the whole, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD.

[1:14] And if his oblation to THE GOD be a burnt-offering of birds, then he shall offer his oblation of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons. [1:15] And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be drained out on the side of the altar; [1:16] and he shall take away its crop with the filth thereof, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, in the place of the ashes: [1:17] and he shall rend it by the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD.

[2:1] And when any one offereth an oblation of a meal-offering unto THE GOD, his oblation shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon: [2:2] and he shall bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests; and he shall take thereout his handful of the fine flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn it as the memorial thereof upon the altar, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD: [2:3] and that which is left of the meal-offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of THE GOD made by fire.

[2:4] And when you offerest an oblation of a meal-offering baken in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil. [2:5] And if your oblation be a meal-offering of the baking-pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil. [2:6] you shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meal-offering. [2:7] And if your oblation be a meal-offering of the frying-pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil. [2:8] And you shalt bring the meal-offering that is made of these things unto THE GOD: and it shall be presented unto the priest, and he shall bring it unto the altar. [2:9] And the priest shall take up from the meal-offering the memorial thereof, and shall burn it upon the altar, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD. [2:10] And that which is left of the meal-offering shall be Aaron’s and his sons’: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of THE GOD made by fire.

[2:11] No meal-offering, which you shall offer unto THE GOD, shall be made with leaven; for you shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, as an offering made by fire unto THE GOD. [2:12] As an oblation of first-fruits you shall offer them unto THE GOD: but they shall not come up for a sweet savor on the altar. [2:13] And every oblation of your meal-offering shalt you season with salt; neither shalt you suffer the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your meal-offering: with all your oblations you shalt offer salt.

[2:14] And if you offer a meal-offering of first-fruits unto THE GOD, you shalt offer for the meal-offering of your first-fruits grain in the ear parched with fire, bruised grain of the fresh ear. [2:15] And you shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meal-offering. [2:16] And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the bruised grain thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto THE GOD.

[3:1] And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace-offerings; if he offer of the herd, whether male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before THE GOD. [3:2] And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his oblation, and kill it at the door of the tent of meeting: and Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about. [3:3] And he shall offer of the sacrifice of peace-offerings an offering made by fire unto THE GOD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, [3:4] and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the caul upon the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away. [3:5] And Aaron’s sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt-offering, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD.

[3:6] And if his oblation for a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto THE GOD be of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it without blemish. [3:7] If he offer a lamb for his oblation, then shall he offer it before THE GOD; [3:8] and he shall lay his hand upon the head of his oblation, and kill it before the tent of meeting: and Aaron’s sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about. [3:9] And he shall offer of the sacrifice of peace-offerings an offering made by fire unto THE GOD; the fat thereof, the fat tail entire, he shall take away hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, [3:10] and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the loins, and the caul upon the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away. [3:11] And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto THE GOD.

[3:12] And if his oblation be a goat, then he shall offer it before THE GOD: [3:13] and he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tent of meeting; and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about. [3:14] And he shall offer thereof his oblation, even an offering made by fire unto THE GOD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, [3:15] and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the loins, and the caul upon the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away. [3:16] And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire, for a sweet savor; all the fat is THE GOD’s. [3:17] It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings, that you shall eat neither fat nor blood.

[4:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [4:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any one shall sin unwittingly, in any of the things which THE GOD hath commanded not to be done, and shall do any one of them: [4:3] if the anointed priest shall sin so as to bring guilt on the people, then let him offer for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto THE GOD for a sin-offering. [4:4] And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tent of meeting before THE GOD; and he shall lay his hand upon the head of the bullock, and kill the bullock before THE GOD. [4:5] And the anointed priest shall take of the blood of the bullock, and bring it to the tent of meeting: [4:6] and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before THE GOD, before the veil of the sanctuary. [4:7] And the priest shall put of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before THE GOD, which is in the tent of meeting; and all the blood of the bullock shall he pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the door of the tent of meeting. [4:8] And all the fat of the bullock of the sin-offering he shall take off from it; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards, [4:9] and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by the loins, and the caul upon the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away, [4:10] as it is taken off from the ox of the sacrifice of peace-offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of burnt-offering. [4:11] And the skin of the bullock, and all its flesh, with its head, and with its legs, and its inwards, and its dung, [4:12] even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall it be burnt.

[4:13] And if the whole congregation of Israel err, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done any of the things which THE GOD hath commanded not to be done, and are guilty; [4:14] when the sin wherein they have sinned is known, then the assembly shall offer a young bullock for a sin-offering, and bring it before the tent of meeting. [4:15] And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before THE GOD; and the bullock shall be killed before THE GOD. [4:16] And the anointed priest shall bring of the blood of the bullock to the tent of meeting: [4:17] and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before THE GOD, before the veil. [4:18] And he shall put of the blood upon the horns of the altar which is before THE GOD, that is in the tent of meeting; and all the blood shall he pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the door of the tent of meeting. [4:19] And all the fat thereof shall he take off from it, and burn it upon the altar. [4:20] Thus shall he do with the bullock; as he did with the bullock of the sin-offering, so shall he do with this; and the priest shall make atonement for them, and they shall be forgiven. [4:21] And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn it as he burned the first bullock: it is the sin-offering for the assembly.

[4:22] When a ruler sinneth, and doeth unwittingly any one of all the things which THE GOD his God hath commanded not to be done, and is guilty; [4:23] if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, be made known to him, he shall bring for his oblation a goat, a male without blemish. [4:24] And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt-offering before THE GOD: it is a sin-offering. [4:25] And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin-offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt-offering; and the blood thereof shall he pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering. [4:26] And all the fat thereof shall he burn upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall make atonement for him as concerning his sin, and he shall be forgiven.

[4:27] And if any one of the common people sin unwittingly, in doing any of the things which THE GOD hath commanded not to be done, and be guilty; [4:28] if his sin, which he hath sinned, be made known to him, then he shall bring for his oblation a goat, a female without blemish, for his sin which he hath sinned. [4:29] And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin-offering, and kill the sin-offering in the place of burnt-offering. [4:30] And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt-offering; and all the blood thereof shall he pour out at the base of the altar. [4:31] And all the fat thereof shall he take away, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savor unto THE GOD; and the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven.

[4:32] And if he bring a lamb as his oblation for a sin-offering, he shall bring it a female without blemish. [4:33] And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin-offering, and kill it for a sin-offering in the place where they kill the burnt-offering. [4:34] And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin-offering with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt-offering; and all the blood thereof shall he pour out at the base of the altar: [4:35] and all the fat thereof shall he take away, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall burn them on the altar, upon the offerings of THE GOD made by fire; and the priest shall make atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned, and he shall be forgiven.

[5:1] And if any one sin, in that he heareth the voice of adjuration, he being a witness, whether he hath seen or known, if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity. [5:2] Or if any one touch any unclean thing, whether it be the carcass of an unclean beast, or the carcass of unclean cattle, or the carcass of unclean creeping things, and it be hidden from him, and he be unclean, then he shall be guilty. [5:3] Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever his uncleanness be wherewith he is unclean, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty. [5:4] Or if any one swear rashly with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall utter rashly with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these things. [5:5] And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that wherein he hath sinned: [5:6] and he shall bring his trespass-offering unto THE GOD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him as concerning his sin.

[5:7] And if his means suffice not for a lamb, then he shall bring his trespass-offering for that wherein he hath sinned, two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, unto THE GOD; one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering. [5:8] And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin-offering first, and wring off its head from its neck, but shall not divide it asunder: [5:9] and he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin-offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be drained out at the base of the altar: it is a sin-offering. [5:10] And he shall offer the second for a burnt-offering, according to the ordinance; and the priest shall make atonement for him as concerning his sin which he hath sinned, and he shall be forgiven.

[5:11] But if his means suffice not for two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, then he shall bring his oblation for that wherein he hath sinned, the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin-offering: he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon; for it is a sin-offering. [5:12] And he shall bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it as the memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, upon the offerings of THE GOD made by fire: it is a sin-offering. [5:13] And the priest shall make atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in any of these things, and he shall be forgiven: and the remnant shall be the priest’s, as the meal-offering.

[5:14] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [5:15] If any one commit a trespass, and sin unwittingly, in the holy things of THE GOD; then he shall bring his trespass-offering unto THE GOD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, according to your estimation in silver by shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass-offering: [5:16] and he shall make restitution for that which he hath done amiss in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest; and the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass-offering, and he shall be forgiven.

[5:17] And if any one sin, and do any of the things which THE GOD hath commanded not to be done; though he knew it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity. [5:18] And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, according to your estimation, for a trespass-offering, unto the priest; and the priest shall make atonement for him concerning the thing wherein he erred unwittingly and knew it not, and he shall be forgiven. [5:19] It is a trespass-offering: he is certainly guilty before THE GOD.

[6:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [6:2] If any one sin, and commit a trespass against THE GOD, and deal falsely with his neighbor in a matter of deposit, or of bargain, or of robbery, or have oppressed his neighbor, [6:3] or have found that which was lost, and deal falsely therein, and swear to a lie; in any of all these things that a man doeth, sinning therein; [6:4] then it shall be, if he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took by robbery, or the thing which he hath gotten by oppression, or the deposit which was committed to him, or the lost thing which he found, [6:5] or any thing about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in full, and shall add the fifth part more thereto: unto him to whom it appertaineth shall he give it, in the day of his being found guilty. [6:6] And he shall bring his trespass-offering unto THE GOD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, according to your estimation, for a trespass-offering, unto the priest: [6:7] and the priest shall make atonement for him before THE GOD; and he shall be forgiven concerning whatsoever he doeth so as to be guilty thereby.

[6:8] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [6:9] Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt-offering: the burnt-offering shall be on the hearth upon the altar all night unto the morning; and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning thereon. [6:10] And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh; and he shall take up the ashes whereto the fire hath consumed the burnt-offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar. [6:11] And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place. [6:12] And the fire upon the altar shall be kept burning thereon, it shall not go out; and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning: and he shall lay the burnt-offering in order upon it, and shall burn thereon the fat of the peace-offerings. [6:13] Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually; it shall not go out.

[6:14] And this is the law of the meal-offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before THE GOD, before the altar. [6:15] And he shall take up therefrom his handful, of the fine flour of the meal-offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the meal-offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savor, as the memorial thereof, unto THE GOD. [6:16] And that which is left thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: it shall be eaten without leaven in a holy place; in the court of the tent of meeting they shall eat it. [6:17] It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it as their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as the sin-offering, and as the trespass-offering. [6:18] Every male among the children of Aaron shall eat of it, as his portion for ever throughout your generations, from the offerings of THE GOD made by fire: whosoever toucheth them shall be holy.

[6:19] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [6:20] This is the oblation of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto THE GOD in the day when he is anointed: the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering perpetually, half of it in the morning, and half thereof in the evening. [6:21] On a baking-pan it shall be made with oil; when it is soaked, you shalt bring it in: in baken pieces shalt you offer the meal-offering for a sweet savor unto THE GOD. [6:22] And the anointed priest that shall be in his stead from among his sons shall offer it: by a statute for ever it shall be wholly burnt unto THE GOD. [6:23] And every meal-offering of the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.

[6:24] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [6:25] Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin-offering: in the place where the burnt-offering is killed shall the sin-offering be killed before THE GOD: it is most holy. [6:26] The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in a holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tent of meeting. [6:27] Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy; and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, you shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in a holy place. [6:28] But the earthen vessel wherein it is boiled shall be broken; and if it be boiled in a brazen vessel, it shall be scoured, and rinsed in water. [6:29] Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy. [6:30] And no sin-offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt with fire.

[7:1] And this is the law of the trespass-offering: it is most holy. [7:2] In the place where they kill the burnt-offering shall they kill the trespass-offering; and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle upon the altar round about. [7:3] And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof: the fat tail, and the fat that covereth the inwards, [7:4] and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the loins, and the caul upon the liver, with the kidneys, shall he take away; [7:5] and the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto THE GOD: it is a trespass-offering. [7:6] Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in a holy place: it is most holy. [7:7] As is the sin-offering, so is the trespass-offering; there is one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith, he shall have it. [7:8] And the priest that offereth any man’s burnt-offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt-offering which he hath offered. [7:9] And every meal-offering that is baken in the oven, and all that is dressed in the frying-pan, and on the baking-pan, shall be the priest’s that offereth it. [7:10] And every meal-offering, mingled with oil, or dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as well as another.

[7:11] And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace-offerings, which one shall offer unto THE GOD. [7:12] If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour soaked. [7:13] With cakes of leavened bread he shall offer his oblation with the sacrifice of his peace-offerings for thanksgiving. [7:14] And of it he shall offer one out of each oblation for a heave-offering unto THE GOD; it shall be the priest’s that sprinkleth the blood of the peace-offerings.

[7:15] And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten on the day of his oblation; he shall not leave any of it until the morning. [7:16] But if the sacrifice of his oblation be a vow, or a freewill-offering, it shall be eaten on the day that he offereth his sacrifice; and on the morrow that which remaineth of it shall be eaten: [7:17] but that which remaineth of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire. [7:18] And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offerings be eaten on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.

[7:19] And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire. And as for the flesh, every one that is clean shall eat thereof: [7:20] but the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace-offerings, that pertain unto THE GOD, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from his people. [7:21] And when any one shall touch any unclean thing, the uncleanness of man, or an unclean beast, or any unclean abomination, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace-offerings, which pertain unto THE GOD, that soul shall be cut off from his people.

[7:22] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [7:23] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, You shall eat no fat, of ox, or sheep, or goat. [7:24] And the fat of that which dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn of beasts, may be used for any other service; but you shall in no wise eat of it. [7:25] For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto THE GOD, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people. [7:26] And you shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of bird or of beast, in any of your dwellings. [7:27] Whosoever it be that eateth any blood, that soul shall be cut off from his people.

[7:28] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [7:29] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth the sacrifice of his peace-offerings unto THE GOD shall bring his oblation unto THE GOD out of the sacrifice of his peace-offerings: [7:30] his own hands shall bring the offerings of THE GOD made by fire; the fat with the breast shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave-offering before THE GOD. [7:31] And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar; but the breast shall be Aaron’s and his sons’. [7:32] And the right thigh shall you give unto the priest for a heave-offering out of the sacrifices of your peace-offerings. [7:33] He among the sons of Aaron that offereth the blood of the peace-offerings, and the fat, shall have the right thigh for a portion. [7:34] For the wave-breast and the heave-thigh have I taken of the children of Israel out of the sacrifices of their peace-offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons as their portion for ever from the children of Israel.

[7:35] This is the anointing-portion of Aaron, and the anointing-portion of his sons, out of the offerings of THE GOD made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto THE GOD in the priest’s office; [7:36] which THE GOD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them. It is their portion for ever throughout their generations.

[7:37] This is the law of the burnt-offering, of the meal-offering, and of the sin-offering, and of the trespass-offering, and of the consecration, and of the sacrifice of peace-offerings; [7:38] which THE GOD commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations unto THE GOD, in the wilderness of Sinai.

[8:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [8:2] Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and the bullock of the sin-offering, and the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread; [8:3] and assemble you all the congregation at the door of the tent of meeting. [8:4] And Moses did as THE GOD commanded him; and the congregation was assembled at the door of the tent of meeting. [8:5] And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which THE GOD hath commanded to be done.

[8:6] And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water. [8:7] And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith. [8:8] And he placed the breastplate upon him: and in the breastplate he put the Urim and the Thummim. [8:9] And he set the mitre upon his head; and upon the mitre, in front, did he set the golden plate, the holy crown; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[8:10] And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them. [8:11] And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the laver and its base, to sanctify them. [8:12] And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him. [8:13] And Moses brought Aaron’s sons, and clothed them with coats, and girded them with girdles, and bound head-tires upon them; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[8:14] And he brought the bullock of the sin-offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock of the sin-offering. [8:15] And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar, and sanctified it, to make atonement for it. [8:16] And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat; and Moses burned it upon the altar. [8:17] But the bullock, and its skin, and its flesh, and its dung, he burnt with fire without the camp; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[8:18] And he presented the ram of the burnt-offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. [8:19] And he killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about. [8:20] And he cut the ram into its pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the pieces, and the fat. [8:21] And he washed the inwards and the legs with water; and Moses burnt the whole ram upon the altar: it was a burnt-offering for a sweet savor: it was an offering made by fire unto THE GOD; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[8:22] And he presented the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram. [8:23] And he slew it; and Moses took of the blood thereof, and put it upon the tip of Aaron’s right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. [8:24] And he brought Aaron’s sons; and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot: and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about. [8:25] And he took the fat, and the fat tail, and all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul of the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right thigh: [8:26] and out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before THE GOD, he took one unleavened cake, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and placed them on the fat, and upon the right thigh: [8:27] and he put the whole upon the hands of Aaron, and upon the hands of his sons, and waved them for a wave-offering before THE GOD. [8:28] And Moses took them from off their hands, and burnt them on the altar upon the burnt-offering: they were a consecration for a sweet savor: it was an offering made by fire unto THE GOD. [8:29] And Moses took the breast, and waved it for a wave-offering before THE GOD: it was Moses’ portion of the ram of consecration; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[8:30] And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him, and sanctified Aaron, his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.

[8:31] And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of the tent of meeting: and there eat it and the bread that is in the basket of consecration, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it. [8:32] And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread shall you burn with fire. [8:33] And you shall not go out from the door of the tent of meeting seven days, until the days of your consecration be fulfilled: for he shall consecrate you seven days. [8:34] As hath been done this day, so THE GOD hath commanded to do, to make atonement for you. [8:35] And at the door of the tent of meeting shall you abide day and night seven days, and keep the charge of THE GOD, that you die not: for so I am commanded. [8:36] And Aaron and his sons did all the things which THE GOD commanded by Moses.

[9:1] And it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel; [9:2] and he said unto Aaron, Take you a calf of the herd for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering, without blemish, and offer them before THE GOD. [9:3] And unto the children of Israel you shalt speak, saying, Take you a he-goat for a sin-offering; and a calf and a lamb, both a year old, without blemish, for a burnt-offering; [9:4] and an ox and a ram for peace-offerings, to sacrifice before THE GOD; and a meal-offering mingled with oil: for to-day THE GOD appeareth unto you. [9:5] And they brought that which Moses commanded before the tent of meeting: and all the congregation drew near and stood before THE GOD. [9:6] And Moses said, This is the thing which THE GOD commanded that you should do: and the glory of THE GOD shall appear unto you. [9:7] And Moses said unto Aaron, Draw near unto the altar, and offer your sin-offering, and your burnt-offering, and make atonement for thyself, and for the people; and offer the oblation of the people, and make atonement for them; as THE GOD commanded.

[9:8] So Aaron drew near unto the altar, and slew the calf of the sin-offering, which was for himself. [9:9] And the sons of Aaron presented the blood unto him; and he dipped his finger in the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the base of the altar: [9:10] but the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul from the liver of the sin-offering, he burnt upon the altar; as THE GOD commanded Moses. [9:11] And the flesh and the skin he burnt with fire without the camp.

[9:12] And he slew the burnt-offering; and Aaron’s sons delivered unto him the blood, and he sprinkled it upon the altar round about. [9:13] And they delivered the burnt-offering unto him, piece by piece, and the head: and he burnt them upon the altar. [9:14] And he washed the inwards and the legs, and burnt them upon the burnt-offering on the altar.

[9:15] And he presented the people’s oblation, and took the goat of the sin-offering which was for the people, and slew it, and offered it for sin, as the first. [9:16] And he presented the burnt-offering, and offered it according to the ordinance. [9:17] And he presented the meal-offering, and filled his hand therefrom, and burnt it upon the altar, besides the burnt-offering of the morning.

[9:18] He slew also the ox and the ram, the sacrifice of peace-offerings, which was for the people: and Aaron’s sons delivered unto him the blood, which he sprinkled upon the altar round about, [9:19] and the fat of the ox and of the ram, the fat tail, and that which covereth the inwards, and the kidneys, and the caul of the liver: [9:20] and they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the fat upon the altar: [9:21] and the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved for a wave-offering before THE GOD; as Moses commanded.

[9:22] And Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people, and blessed them; and he came down from offering the sin-offering, and the burnt-offering, and the peace-offerings. [9:23] And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of THE GOD appeared unto all the people. [9:24] And there came forth fire from before THE GOD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt-offering and the fat: and when all the people saw it, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

[10:1] And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took each of them his censer, and put fire therein, and laid incense thereon, and offered strange fire before THE GOD, which he had not commanded them. [10:2] And there came forth fire from before THE GOD, and devoured them, and they died before THE GOD. [10:3] Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that THE GOD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace. [10:4] And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Draw near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp. [10:5] So they drew near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp, as Moses had said. [10:6] And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Let not the hair of your heads go loose, neither rend your clothes; that you die not, and that he be not wroth with all the congregation: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which THE GOD hath kindled. [10:7] And you shall not go out from the door of the tent of meeting, lest you die; for the anointing oil of THE GOD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.

[10:8] And THE GOD spake unto Aaron, saying, [10:9] Drink no wine nor strong drink, thou, nor your sons with thee, when you go into the tent of meeting, that you die not: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: [10:10] and that you may make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean; [10:11] and that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which THE GOD hath spoken unto them by Moses.

[10:12] And Moses spake unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons that were left, Take the meal-offering that remaineth of the offerings of THE GOD made by fire, and eat it without leaven beside the altar; for it is most holy; [10:13] and you shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your portion, and your sons’ portion, of the offerings of THE GOD made by fire: for so I am commanded. [10:14] And the wave-breast and the heave-thigh shall you eat in a clean place, thou, and your sons, and your daughters with thee: for they are given as your portion, and your sons’ portion, out of the sacrifices of the peace-offerings of the children of Israel. [10:15] The heave-thigh and the wave-breast shall they bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave-offering before THE GOD: and it shall be thine, and your sons’ with thee, as a portion for ever; as THE GOD hath commanded.

[10:16] And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin-offering, and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar and with Ithamar, the sons of Aaron that were left, saying, [10:17] Wherefore have you not eaten the sin-offering in the place of the sanctuary, seeing it is most holy, and he hath given it you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before THE GOD? [10:18] Behold, the blood of it was not brought into the sanctuary within: you should certainly have eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded. [10:19] And Aaron spake unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin-offering and their burnt-offering before THE GOD; and there have befallen me such things as these: and if I had eaten the sin-offering to-day, would it have been well-pleasing in the sight of THE GOD? [10:20] And when Moses heard that, it was well-pleasing in his sight.

[11:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, [11:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the living things which you may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. [11:3] Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that may you eat. [11:4] Nevertheless these shall you not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that part the hoof: the camel, because he cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you. [11:5] And the coney, because he cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, he is unclean unto you. [11:6] And the hare, because she cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, she is unclean unto you. [11:7] And the swine, because he parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, but cheweth not the cud, he is unclean unto you. [11:8] Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch; they are unclean unto you.

[11:9] These may you eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, that may you eat. [11:10] And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of all the living creatures that are in the waters, they are an abomination unto you, [11:11] and they shall be an abomination unto you; you shall not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall have in abomination. [11:12] Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that is an abomination unto you.

[11:13] And these you shall have in abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the gier-eagle, and the ospray, [11:14] and the kite, and the falcon after its kind, [11:15] every raven after its kind, [11:16] and the ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the seamew, and the hawk after its kind, [11:17] and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, [11:18] and the horned owl, and the pelican, and the vulture, [11:19] and the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

[11:20] All winged creeping things that go upon all fours are an abomination unto you. [11:21] Yet these may you eat of all winged creeping things that go upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth. [11:22] Even these of them you may eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. [11:23] But all winged creeping things, which have four feet, are an abomination unto you.

[11:24] And by these you shall become unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcass of them shall be unclean until the even; [11:25] And whosoever beareth aught of the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even. [11:26] Every beast which parteth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, is unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean. [11:27] And whatsoever goeth upon its paws, among all beasts that go on all fours, they are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcass shall be unclean until the even. [11:28] And he that beareth the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you.

[11:29] And these are they which are unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kind, [11:30] and the gecko, and the land-crocodile, and the lizard, and the sand-lizard, and the chameleon. [11:31] These are they which are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they are dead, shall be unclean until the even. [11:32] And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherewith any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; then shall it be clean. [11:33] And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean, and it you shall break. [11:34] All food therein which may be eaten, that on which water cometh, shall be unclean; and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean. [11:35] And every thing whereupon any part of their carcass falleth shall be unclean; whether oven, or range for pots, it shall be broken in pieces: they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you. [11:36] Nevertheless a fountain or a pit wherein is a gathering of water shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcass shall be unclean. [11:37] And if aught of their carcass fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it is clean. [11:38] But if water be put upon the seed, and aught of their carcass fall thereon, it is unclean unto you.

[11:39] And if any beast, of which you may eat, die; he that toucheth the carcass thereof shall be unclean until the even. [11:40] And he that eateth of the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

[11:41] And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth is an abomination; it shall not be eaten. [11:42] Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all fours, or whatsoever hath many feet, even all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them you shall not eat; for they are an abomination. [11:43] You shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall you make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled thereby. [11:44] For I am THE GOD your God: sanctify yourselves therefore, and be you holy; for I am holy: neither shall you defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that moveth upon the earth. [11:45] For I am THE GOD that brought you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

[11:46] This is the law of the beast, and of the bird, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth; [11:47] to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.

[12:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [12:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman conceive seed, and bear a man-child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of the impurity of her sickness shall she be unclean. [12:3] And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. [12:4] And she shall continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. [12:5] But if she bear a maid-child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her impurity; and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.

[12:6] And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb a year old for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove, for a sin-offering, unto the door of the tent of meeting, unto the priest: [12:7] and he shall offer it before THE GOD, and make atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood. This is the law for her that beareth, whether a male or a female. [12:8] And if her means suffice not for a lamb, then she shall take two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons; the one for a burnt-offering, and the other for a sin-offering: and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

[13:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, [13:2] When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, or a scab, or a bright spot, and it become in the skin of his flesh the plague of leprosy, then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests: [13:3] and the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and if the hair in the plague be turned white, and the appearance of the plague be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is the plague of leprosy; and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean. [13:4] And if the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white, then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days: [13:5] and the priest shall look on him the seventh day: and, behold, if in his eyes the plague be at a stay, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall shut him up seven days more: [13:6] and the priest shall look on him again the seventh day; and, behold, if the plague be dim, and the plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean. [13:7] But if the scab spread abroad in the skin, after that he hath showed himself to the priest for his cleansing, he shall show himself to the priest again: [13:8] and the priest shall look; and, behold, if the scab be spread in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is leprosy.

[13:9] When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the priest; [13:10] and the priest shall look; and, behold, if there be a white rising in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising, [13:11] it is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean: he shall not shut him up, for he is unclean. [13:12] And if the leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin of him that hath the plague from his head even to his feet, as far as appeareth to the priest; [13:13] then the priest shall look; and, behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: it is all turned white: he is clean. [13:14] But whensoever raw flesh appeareth in him, he shall be unclean. [13:15] And the priest shall look on the raw flesh, and pronounce him unclean: the raw flesh is unclean: it is leprosy. [13:16] Or if the raw flesh turn again, and be changed unto white, then he shall come unto the priest; [13:17] and the priest shall look on him; and, behold, if the plague be turned into white, then the priest shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: he is clean.

[13:18] And when the flesh hath in the skin thereof a boil, and it is healed, [13:19] and in the place of the boil there is a white rising, or a bright spot, reddish-white, then is shall be showed to the priest; [13:20] and the priest shall look; and, behold, if the appearance thereof be lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy, it hath broken out in the boil. [13:21] But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hairs therein, and it be not lower than the skin, but be dim; then the priest shall shut him up seven days: [13:22] And if it spread abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague. [13:23] But if the bright spot stay in its place, and be not spread, it is the scar of the boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

[13:24] Or when the flesh hath in the skin thereof a burning by fire, and the quick flesh of the burning become a bright spot, reddish-white, or white; [13:25] then the priest shall look upon it; and, behold, if the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and the appearance thereof be deeper than the skin; it is leprosy, it hath broken out in the burning: and the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy. [13:26] But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hair in the bright spot, and it be no lower than the skin, but be dim; then the priest shall shut him up seven days: [13:27] and the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: if it spread abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy. [13:28] And if the bright spot stay in its place, and be not spread in the skin, but be dim; it is the rising of the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him clean: for it is the scar of the burning.

[13:29] And when a man or woman hath a plague upon the head or upon the beard, [13:30] then the priest shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the appearance thereof be deeper than the skin, and there be in it yellow thin hair, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a scall, it is leprosy of the head or of the beard. [13:31] And if the priest look on the plague of the scall, and, behold, the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin, and there be no black hair in it, then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague of the scall seven days: [13:32] And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the scall be not spread, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the appearance of the scall be not deeper than the skin, [13:33] then he shall be shaven, but the scall shall he not shave; and the priest shall shut up him that hath the scall seven days more: [13:34] and in the seventh day the priest shall look on the scall; and, behold, if the scall be not spread in the skin, and the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin; then the priest shall pronounce him clean: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean. [13:35] But if the scall spread abroad in the skin after his cleansing, [13:36] then the priest shall look on him; and, behold, if the scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for the yellow hair; he is unclean. [13:37] But if in his eyes the scall be at a stay, and black hair be grown up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean: and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

[13:38] And when a man or a woman hath in the skin of the flesh bright spots, even white bright spots; [13:39] then the priest shall look; and, behold, if the bright spots in the skin of their flesh be of a dull white, it is a tetter, it hath broken out in the skin; he is clean.

[13:40] And if a man’s hair be fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he clean. [13:41] And if his hair be fallen off from the front part of his head, he is forehead bald; yet is he clean. [13:42] But if there be in the bald head, or the bald forehead, a reddish-white plague; it is leprosy breaking out in his bald head, or his bald forehead. [13:43] Then the priest shall look upon him; and, behold, if the rising of the plague be reddish-white in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the appearance of leprosy in the skin of the flesh; [13:44] he is a leprous man, he is unclean: the priest shall surely pronounce him unclean; his plague is in his head.

[13:45] And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and the hair of his head shall go loose, and he shall cover his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. [13:46] All the days wherein the plague is in him he shall be unclean; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his dwelling be.

[13:47] The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen garment; [13:48] whether it be in warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen; whether in a skin, or in anything made of skin; [13:49] if the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin; it is the plague of leprosy, and shall be showed unto the priest. [13:50] And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up that which hath the plague seven days: [13:51] and he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in the skin, whatever service skin is used for; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean. [13:52] And he shall burn the garment, whether the warp or the woof, in woollen or in linen, or anything of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire.

[13:53] And if the priest shall look, and, behold, the plague be not spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin; [13:54] then the priest shall command that they wash the thing wherein the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more: [13:55] and the priest shall look, after that the plague is washed; and, behold, if the plague have not changed its color, and the plague be not spread, it is unclean; you shalt burn it in the fire: it is a fret, whether the bareness be within or without.

[13:56] And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be dim after the washing thereof, then he shall rend it out of the garment, or out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof: [13:57] and if it appear still in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin, it is breaking out: you shalt burn that wherein the plague is with fire. [13:58] And the garment, either the warp, or the woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be, which you shalt wash, if the plague be departed from them, then it shall be washed the second time, and shall be clean.

[13:59] This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woollen or linen, either in the warp, or the woof, or anything of skin, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.

[14:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [14:2] This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: he shall be brought unto the priest: [14:3] and the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look; and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper, [14:4] then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two living clean birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: [14:5] And the priest shall command to kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water. [14:6] As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water: [14:7] And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let go the living bird into the open field. [14:8] And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and bathe himself in water; and he shall be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, but shall dwell outside his tent seven days. [14:9] And it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.

[14:10] And on the eighth day he shall take two he-lambs without blemish, and one ewe-lamb a year old without blemish, and three tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil. [14:11] And the priest that cleanseth him shall set the man that is to be cleansed, and those things, before THE GOD, at the door of the tent of meeting. [14:12] And the priest shall take one of the he-lambs, and offer him for a trespass-offering, and the log of oil, and wave them for a wave-offering before THE GOD: [14:13] and he shall kill the he-lamb in the place where they kill the sin-offering and the burnt-offering, in the place of the sanctuary: for as the sin-offering is the priest’s, so is the trespass-offering: it is most holy: [14:14] and the priest shall take of the blood of the trespass-offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. [14:15] And the priest shall take of the log of oil, and pour it into the palm of his own left hand; [14:16] and the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before THE GOD: [14:17] and of the rest of the oil that is in his hand shall the priest put upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass-offering: [14:18] and the rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he shall put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed: and the priest shall make atonement for him before THE GOD. [14:19] And the priest shall offer the sin-offering, and make atonement for him that is to be cleansed because of his uncleanness: and afterward he shall kill the burnt-offering; [14:20] and the priest shall offer the burnt-offering and the meal-offering upon the altar: and the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean.

[14:21] And if he be poor, and cannot get so much, then he shall take one he-lamb for a trespass-offering to be waved, to make atonement for him, and one tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering, and a log of oil; [14:22] and two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the one shall be a sin-offering, and the other a burnt-offering. [14:23] And on the eighth day he shall bring them for his cleansing unto the priest, unto the door of the tent of meeting, before THE GOD: [14:24] and the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass-offering, and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them for a wave-offering before THE GOD. [14:25] And he shall kill the lamb of the trespass-offering; and the priest shall take of the blood of the trespass-offering, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot. [14:26] And the priest shall pour of the oil into the palm of his own left hand; [14:27] and the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that is in his left hand seven times before THE GOD: [14:28] and the priest shall put of the oil that is in his hand upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the place of the blood of the trespass-offering: [14:29] and the rest of the oil that is in the priest’s hand he shall put upon the head of him that is to be cleansed, to make atonement for him before THE GOD. [14:30] And he shall offer one of the turtle-doves, or of the young pigeons, such as he is able to get, [14:31] even such as he is able to get, the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, with the meal-offering: and the priest shall make atonement for him that is to be cleansed before THE GOD. [14:32] This is the law of him in whom is the plague of leprosy, who is not able to get that which pertaineth to his cleansing.

[14:33] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, [14:34] When you are come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession; [14:35] then he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, There seemeth to me to be as it were a plague in the house. [14:36] And the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest goeth in to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house: [14:37] and he shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the plague be in the walls of the house with hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, and the appearance thereof be lower than the wall; [14:38] then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days. [14:39] And the priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look; and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house; [14:40] then the priest shall command that they take out the stones in which the plague is, and cast them into an unclean place without the city: [14:41] and he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the mortar, that they scrape off, without the city into an unclean place: [14:42] and they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other mortar, and shall plaster the house.

[14:43] And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that he hath taken out the stones, and after he hath scraped the house, and after it is plastered; [14:44] then the priest shall come in and look; and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean. [14:45] And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the mortar of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place. [14:46] Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even. [14:47] And he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that eateth in the house shall wash his clothes.

[14:48] And if the priest shall come in, and look, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plastered; then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed. [14:49] And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: [14:50] and he shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water: [14:51] and he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times: [14:52] and he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet: [14:53] but he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open field: so shall he make atonement for the house; and it shall be clean.

[14:54] This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and for a scall, [14:55] and for the leprosy of a garment, and for a house, [14:56] and for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot; [14:57] to teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.

[15:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying, [15:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath an issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean. [15:3] And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness. [15:4] Every bed whereon he that hath the issue lieth shall be unclean; and everything whereon he sitteth shall be unclean. [15:5] And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. [15:6] And he that sitteth on anything whereon he that hath the issue sat shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. [15:7] And he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. [15:8] And if he that hath the issue spit upon him that is clean, then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. [15:9] And what saddle soever he that hath the issue rideth upon shall be unclean. [15:10] And whosoever toucheth anything that was under him shall be unclean until the even: and he that beareth those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. [15:11] And whomsoever he that hath the issue toucheth, without having rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. [15:12] And the earthen vessel, which he that hath the issue toucheth, shall be broken; and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

[15:13] And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue, then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes; and he shall bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean. [15:14] And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, and come before THE GOD unto the door of the tent of meeting, and give them unto the priest: [15:15] and the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for him before THE GOD for his issue.

[15:16] And if any man’s seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even. [15:17] And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even. [15:18] The woman also with whom a man shall lie with seed of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the even.

[15:19] And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be in her impurity seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even. [15:20] And everything that she lieth upon in her impurity shall be unclean: everything also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean. [15:21] And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. [15:22] And whosoever toucheth anything that she sitteth upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. [15:23] And if it be on the bed, or on anything whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even. [15:24] And if any man lie with her, and her impurity be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and every bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.

[15:25] And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days not in the time of her impurity, or if she have an issue beyond the time of her impurity; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness she shall be as in the days of her impurity: she is unclean. [15:26] Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her impurity: and everything whereon she sitteth shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her impurity. [15:27] And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. [15:28] But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean. [15:29] And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tent of meeting. [15:30] And the priest shall offer the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her before THE GOD for the issue of her uncleanness.

[15:31] Thus shall you separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness, that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is in the midst of them.

[15:32] This is the law of him that hath an issue, and of him whose seed of copulation goeth from him, so that he is unclean thereby; [15:33] and of her that is sick with her impurity, and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.

[16:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before THE GOD, and died; [16:2] and THE GOD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron your brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil, before the mercy-seat which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy-seat. [16:3] Herewith shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock for a sin-offering, and a ram for a burnt-offering. [16:4] He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with the linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: they are the holy garments; and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and put them on. [16:5] And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two he-goats for a sin-offering, and one ram for a burnt-offering.

[16:6] And Aaron shall present the bullock of the sin-offering, which is for himself, and make atonement for himself, and for his house. [16:7] And he shall take the two goats, and set them before THE GOD at the door of the tent of meeting. [16:8] And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for THE GOD, and the other lot for Azazel. [16:9] And Aaron shall present the goat upon which the lot fell for THE GOD, and offer him for a sin-offering. [16:10] But the goat, on which the lot fell for Azazel, shall be set alive before THE GOD, to make atonement for him, to send him away for Azazel into the wilderness.

[16:11] And Aaron shall present the bullock of the sin-offering, which is for himself, and shall make atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin-offering which is for himself: [16:12] and he shall take a censer full of coals of fire from off the altar before THE GOD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil: [16:13] and he shall put the incense upon the fire before THE GOD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy-seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not: [16:14] and he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy-seat on the east; and before the mercy-seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.

[16:15] Then shall he kill the goat of the sin-offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the veil, and do with his blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy-seat, and before the mercy-seat: [16:16] and he shall make atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleannesses of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions, even all their sins: and so shall he do for the tent of meeting, that dwelleth with them in the midst of their uncleannesses. [16:17] And there shall be no man in the tent of meeting when he goeth in to make atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the assembly of Israel. [16:18] And he shall go out unto the altar that is before THE GOD, and make atonement for it, and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about. [16:19] And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleannesses of the children of Israel.

[16:20] And when he hath made an end of atoning for the holy place, and the tent of meeting, and the altar, he shall present the live goat: [16:21] and Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, even all their sins; and he shall put them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a man that is in readiness into the wilderness: [16:22] and the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a solitary land: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.

[16:23] And Aaron shall come into the tent of meeting, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there: [16:24] and he shall bathe his flesh in water in a holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt-offering and the burnt-offering of the people, and make atonement for himself and for the people. [16:25] And the fat of the sin-offering shall he burn upon the altar. [16:26] And he that letteth go the goat for Azazel shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp. [16:27] And the bullock of the sin-offering, and the goat of the sin-offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall be carried forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung. [16:28] And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.

[16:29] And it shall be a statute for ever unto you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and shall do no manner of work, the home-born, or the stranger that sojourneth among you: [16:30] for on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins shall you be clean before THE GOD. [16:31] It is a sabbath of solemn rest unto you, and you shall afflict your souls; it is a statute for ever. [16:32] And the priest, who shall be anointed and who shall be consecrated to be priest in his father’s stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen garments, even the holy garments: [16:33] and he shall make atonement for the holy sanctuary; and he shall make atonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar; and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly. [16:34] And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make atonement for the children of Israel because of all their sins once in the year. And he did as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[17:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [17:2] Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them: This is the thing which THE GOD hath commanded, saying, [17:3] What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it without the camp, [17:4] and hath not brought it unto the door of the tent of meeting, to offer it as an oblation unto THE GOD before the tabernacle of THE GOD: blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people: [17:5] To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they sacrifice in the open field, even that they may bring them unto THE GOD, unto the door of the tent of meeting, unto the priest, and sacrifice them for sacrifices of peace-offerings unto THE GOD. [17:6] And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of THE GOD at the door of the tent of meeting, and burn the fat for a sweet savor unto THE GOD. [17:7] And they shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices unto the he-goats, after which they play the harlot. This shall be a statute forever unto them throughout their generations.

[17:8] And you shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, that offereth a burnt-offering or sacrifice, [17:9] and bringeth it not unto the door of the tent of meeting, to sacrifice it unto THE GOD; that man shall be cut off from his people.

[17:10] And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, that eateth any manner of blood, I will set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people. [17:11] For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life. [17:12] Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. [17:13] And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among them, who taketh in hunting any beast or bird that may be eaten; he shall pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.

[17:14] For as to the life of all flesh, the blood thereof is all one with the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, You shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh; for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off. [17:15] And every soul that eateth that which dieth of itself, or that which is torn of beasts, whether he be home-born or a sojourner, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean. [17:16] But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh, then he shall bear his iniquity.

[18:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [18:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am THE GOD your God. [18:3] After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelt, shall you not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall you not do; neither shall you walk in their statutes. [18:4] Mine ordinances shall you do, and my statutes shall you keep, to walk therein: I am THE GOD your God. [18:5] You shall therefore keep my statutes, and mine ordinances; which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am THE GOD.

[18:6] None of you shall approach to any that are near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am THE GOD. [18:7] The nakedness of your father, even the nakedness of your mother, shalt you not uncover: she is your mother; you shalt not uncover her nakedness. [18:8] The nakedness of your father’s wife shalt you not uncover: it is your father’s nakedness. [18:9] The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness you shalt not uncover. [18:10] The nakedness of your son’s daughter, or of your daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness you shalt not uncover: for theirs is your own nakedness. [18:11] The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of your father, she is your sister, you shalt not uncover her nakedness. [18:12] you shalt not uncover the nakedness of your father’s sister: she is your father’s near kinswoman. [18:13] you shalt not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister: for she is your mother’s near kinswoman. [18:14] you shalt not uncover the nakedness of your father’s brother, you shalt not approach to his wife: she is your aunt. [18:15] you shalt not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law: she is your son’s wife; you shalt not uncover her nakedness. [18:16] you shalt not uncover the nakedness of your brother’s wife: it is your brother’s nakedness. [18:17] you shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter; you shalt not take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are near kinswomen: it is wickedness. [18:18] And you shalt not take a wife to her sister, to be a rival to her, to uncover her nakedness, besides the other in her life-time.

[18:19] And you shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness. [18:20] And you shalt not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. [18:21] And you shalt not give any of your seed to make them pass through the fire to Molech; neither shalt you profane the name of your God: I am THE GOD. [18:22] you shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. [18:23] And you shalt not lie with any beast to defile yourself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

[18:24] Defile not you yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out from before you; [18:25] And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land vomiteth out her inhabitants. [18:26] You therefore shall keep my statutes and mine ordinances, and shall not do any of these abominations; neither the home-born, nor the stranger that sojourneth among you; [18:27] (for all these abominations have the men of the land done, that were before you, and the land is defiled); [18:28] that the land vomit not you out also, when you defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was before you. [18:29] For whosoever shall do any of these abominations, even the souls that do them shall be cut off from among their people. [18:30] Therefore shall you keep my charge, that you practise not any of these abominable customs, which were practised before you, and that you defile not yourselves therein: I am THE GOD your God.

[19:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [19:2] Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, You shall be holy; for I THE GOD your God am holy. [19:3] You shall fear every man his mother, and his father; and you shall keep my sabbaths: I am THE GOD your God. [19:4] Turn you not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am THE GOD your God.

[19:5] And when you offer a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto THE GOD, you shall offer it that you may be accepted. [19:6] It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the morrow: and if aught remain until the third day, it shall be burnt with fire. [19:7] And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is an abomination; it shall not be accepted: [19:8] but every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the holy thing of THE GOD: and that soul shall be cut off from his people.

[19:9] And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shalt not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shalt you gather the gleaning of your harvest. [19:10] And you shalt not glean your vineyard, neither shalt you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shalt leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am THE GOD your God.

[19:11] You shall not steal; neither shall you deal falsely, nor lie one to another. [19:12] And you shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of your God: I am THE GOD.

[19:13] you shalt not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him: the wages of a hired servant shall not abide with you all night until the morning. [19:14] you shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind; but you shalt fear your God: I am THE GOD.

[19:15] You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt you judge your neighbor. [19:16] you shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shalt you stand against the blood of your neighbor: I am THE GOD.

[19:17] you shalt not hate your brother in your heart: you shalt surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him. [19:18] you shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shalt love your neighbor as thyself: I am THE GOD.

[19:19] You shall keep my statutes. you shalt not let your cattle gender with a diverse kind: you shalt not sow your field with two kinds of seed: neither shall there come upon you a garment of two kinds of stuff mingled together. [19:20] And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to a husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; they shall be punished; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free. [19:21] And he shall bring his trespass-offering unto THE GOD, unto the door of the tent of meeting, even a ram for a trespass-offering. [19:22] And the priest shall make atonement for him with the ram of the trespass-offering before THE GOD for his sin which he hath sinned: and the sin which he hath sinned shall be forgiven him. [19:23] And when you shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then you shall count the fruit thereof as their uncircumcision: three years shall they be as uncircumcised unto you; it shall not be eaten. [19:24] But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy, for giving praise unto THE GOD. [19:25] And in the fifth year shall you eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am THE GOD your God.

[19:26] You shall not eat anything with the blood: neither shall you use enchantments, nor practise augury. [19:27] You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt you mar the corners of your beard. [19:28] You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am THE GOD.

[19:29] Profane not your daughter, to make her a harlot; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness. [19:30] You shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary; I am THE GOD.

[19:31] Turn you not unto them that have familiar spirits, nor unto the wizards; seek them not out, to be defiled by them: I am THE GOD your God.

[19:32] you shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and you shalt fear your God: I am THE GOD.

[19:33] And if a stranger sojourn with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. [19:34] The stranger that sojourneth with you shall be unto you as the home-born among you, and you shalt love him as thyself; for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt: I am THE GOD your God.

[19:35] You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measures of length, of weight, or of quantity. [19:36] Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall you have: I am THE GOD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. [19:37] And you shall observe all my statutes, and all mine ordinances, and do them: I am THE GOD.

[20:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [20:2] Moreover, you shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. [20:3] I also will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name. [20:4] And if the people at the land do at all hide their eyes from that man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and put him not to death; [20:5] then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that play the harlot after him, to play the harlot with Molech, from among their people.

[20:6] And the soul that turneth unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto the wizards, to play the harlot after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. [20:7] Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be you holy; for I am THE GOD your God. [20:8] And you shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am THE GOD who sanctifieth you. [20:9] For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

[20:10] And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. [20:11] And the man that lieth with his father’s wife hath uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. [20:12] And if a man lie with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them. [20:13] And if a man lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of them have committed abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. [20:14] And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you. [20:15] And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and you shall slay the beast. [20:16] And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, you shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

[20:17] And if a man shall take his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a shameful thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people: he hath uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity. [20:18] And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath made naked her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people. [20:19] And you shalt not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister, nor of your father’s sister; for he hath made naked his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity. [20:20] And if a man shall lie with his uncle’s wife, he hath uncovered his uncle’s nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless. [20:21] And if a man shall take his brother’s wife, it is impurity: he hath uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.

[20:22] You shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all mine ordinances, and do them; that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, vomit you not out. [20:23] And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they did all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. [20:24] But I have said unto you, You shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey: I am THE GOD your God, who hath separated you from the peoples. [20:25] You shall therefore make a distinction between the clean beast and the unclean, and between the unclean fowl and the clean: and you shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by bird, or by anything wherewith the ground teemeth, which I have separated from you as unclean. [20:26] And you shall be holy unto me: for I, THE GOD, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that you should be mine.

[20:27] A man also or a woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones; their blood shall be upon them.

[21:1] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none defile himself for the dead among his people; [21:2] except for his kin, that is near unto him, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother, [21:3] and for his sister a virgin, that is near unto him, that hath had no husband; for her may he defile himself. [21:4] He shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself. [21:5] They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh. [21:6] They shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the name of their God; for the offerings of THE GOD made by fire, the bread of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy. [21:7] They shall not take a woman that is a harlot, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God. [21:8] you shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of your God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I THE GOD, who sanctify you, am holy. [21:9] And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the harlot, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.

[21:10] And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil is poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not let the hair of his head go loose, nor rend his clothes; [21:11] neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother; [21:12] neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am THE GOD. [21:13] And he shall take a wife in her virginity. [21:14] A widow, or one divorced, or a profane woman, a harlot, these shall he not take: but a virgin of his own people shall he take to wife. [21:15] And he shall not profane his seed among his people: for I am THE GOD who sanctifieth him.

[21:16] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [21:17] Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of your seed throughout their generations that hath a blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread of his God. [21:18] For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or anything superfluous, [21:19] or a man that is broken-footed, or broken-handed, [21:20] or crook-backed, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or is scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken; [21:21] no man of the seed of Aaron the priest, that hath a blemish, shall come nigh to offer the offerings of THE GOD made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God. [21:22] He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the holy: [21:23] only he shall not go in unto the veil, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I am THE GOD who sanctifieth them. [21:24] So Moses spake unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel.

[22:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [22:2] Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, which they hallow unto me, and that they profane not my holy name: I am THE GOD. [22:3] Say unto them, Whosoever he be of all your seed throughout your generations, that approacheth unto the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow unto THE GOD, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from before me: I am THE GOD. [22:4] What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath an issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. And whoso toucheth anything that is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him; [22:5] or whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath; [22:6] the soul that toucheth any such shall be unclean until the even, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he bathe his flesh in water. [22:7] And when the sun is down, he shall be clean; and afterward he shall eat of the holy things, because it is his bread. [22:8] That which dieth of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall not eat, to defile himself therewith: I am THE GOD. [22:9] They shall therefore keep my charge, lest they bear sin for it, and die therein, if they profane it: I am THE GOD who sanctifieth them.

[22:10] There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing: a sojourner of the priest’s, or a hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing. [22:11] But if a priest buy any soul, the purchase of his money, he shall eat of it; and such as are born in his house, they shall eat of his bread. [22:12] And if a priest’s daughter be married unto a stranger, she shall not eat of the heave-offering of the holy things. [22:13] But if a priest’s daughter be a widow, or divorced, and have no child, and be returned unto her father’s house, as in her youth, she shall eat of her father’s bread: but there shall no stranger eat thereof. [22:14] And if a man eat of the holy thing unwittingly, then he shall put the fifth part thereof unto it, and shall give unto the priest the holy thing. [22:15] And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer unto THE GOD, [22:16] and so cause them to bear the iniquity that bringeth guilt, when they eat their holy things: for I am THE GOD who sanctifieth them.

[22:17] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [22:18] Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them, Whosoever he be of the house of Israel, or of the sojourners in Israel, that offereth his oblation, whether it be any of their vows, or any of their freewill-offerings, which they offer unto THE GOD for a burnt-offering; [22:19] that you may be accepted, you shall offer a male without blemish, of the bullocks, of the sheep, or of the goats. [22:20] But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall you not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you. [22:21] And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto THE GOD to accomplish a vow, or for a freewill-offering, of the herd or of the flock, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein. [22:22] Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, you shall not offer these unto THE GOD, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto THE GOD. [22:23] Either a bullock or a lamb that hath anything superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest you offer for a freewill-offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted. [22:24] That which hath its stones bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut, you shall not offer unto THE GOD; neither shall you do thus in your land. [22:25] Neither from the hand of a foreigner shall you offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruption is in them, there is a blemish in them: they shall not be accepted for you.

[22:26] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [22:27] When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for the oblation of an offering made by fire unto THE GOD. [22:28] And whether it be cow or ewe, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day. [22:29] And when you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto THE GOD, you shall sacrifice it that you may be accepted. [22:30] On the same day it shall be eaten; you shall leave none of it until the morning: I am THE GOD. [22:31] Therefore shall you keep my commandments, and do them: I am THE GOD. [22:32] And you shall not profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am THE GOD who halloweth you, [22:33] who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am THE GOD.

[23:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [23:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, The set feasts of THE GOD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my set feasts. [23:3] Six days shall work be done: but on the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no manner of work: it is a sabbath unto THE GOD in all your dwellings.

[23:4] These are the set feasts of THE GOD, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season. [23:5] In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, is THE GOD’s passover. [23:6] And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto THE GOD: seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. [23:7] In the first day you shall have a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work. [23:8] But you shall offer an offering made by fire unto THE GOD seven days: in the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work.

[23:9] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [23:10] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you are come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then you shall bring the sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest unto the priest: [23:11] and he shall wave the sheaf before THE GOD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. [23:12] And in the day when you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a he-lamb without blemish a year old for a burnt-offering unto THE GOD. [23:13] And the meal-offering thereof shall be two tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto THE GOD for a sweet savor; and the drink-offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin. [23:14] And you shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor fresh ears, until this selfsame day, until you have brought the oblation of your God: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

[23:15] And you shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave-offering; seven sabbaths shall there be complete: [23:16] even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall you number fifty days; and you shall offer a new meal-offering unto THE GOD. [23:17] You shall bring out of your habitations two wave-loaves of two tenth parts of an ephah: they shall be of fine flour, they shall be baken with leaven, for first-fruits unto THE GOD. [23:18] And you shall present with the bread seven lambs without blemish a year old, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be a burnt-offering unto THE GOD, with their meal-offering, and their drink-offerings, even an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD. [23:19] And you shall offer one he-goat for a sin-offering, and two he-lambs a year old for a sacrifice of peace-offerings. [23:20] And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the first-fruits for a wave-offering before THE GOD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to THE GOD for the priest. [23:21] And you shall make proclamation on the selfsame day; there shall be a holy convocation unto you; you shall do no servile work: it is a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

[23:22] And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shalt not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shalt you gather the gleaning of your harvest: you shalt leave them for the poor, and for the sojourner: I am THE GOD your God.

[23:23] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [23:24] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest unto you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. [23:25] You shall do no servile work; and you shall offer an offering made by fire unto THE GOD.

[23:26] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [23:27] Howbeit on the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement: it shall be a holy convocation unto you, and you shall afflict your souls; and you shall offer an offering made by fire unto THE GOD. [23:28] And you shall do no manner of work in that same day; for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for you before THE GOD your God. [23:29] For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day; he shall be cut off from his people. [23:30] And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any manner of work in that same day, that soul will I destroy from among his people. [23:31] You shall do no manner of work: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. [23:32] It shall be unto you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall you keep your sabbath.

[23:33] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [23:34] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto THE GOD. [23:35] On the first day shall be a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work. [23:36] Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire unto THE GOD: on the eighth day shall be a holy convocation unto you; and you shall offer an offering made by fire unto THE GOD: it is a solemn assembly; you shall do no servile work.

[23:37] These are the set feasts of THE GOD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto THE GOD, a burnt-offering, and a meal-offering, a sacrifice, and drink-offerings, each on its own day; [23:38] besides the sabbaths of THE GOD, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill-offerings, which you give unto THE GOD.

[23:39] Howbeit on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruits of the land, you shall keep the feast of THE GOD seven days: on the first day shall be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day shall be a solemn rest. [23:40] And you shall take you on the first day the fruit of goodly trees, branches of palm-trees, and boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before THE GOD your God seven days. [23:41] And you shall keep it a feast unto THE GOD seven days in the year: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations; you shall keep it in the seventh month. [23:42] You shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are home-born in Israel shall dwell in booths; [23:43] that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am THE GOD your God. [23:44] And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the set feasts of THE GOD.

[24:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [24:2] Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually. [24:3] Without the veil of the testimony, in the tent of meeting, shall Aaron keep it in order from evening to morning before THE GOD continually: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations. [24:4] He shall keep in order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before THE GOD continually.

[24:5] And you shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth parts of an ephah shall be in one cake. [24:6] And you shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before THE GOD. [24:7] And you shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be to the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto THE GOD. [24:8] Every sabbath day he shall set it in order before THE GOD continually; it is on the behalf of the children of Israel, an everlasting covenant. [24:9] And it shall be for Aaron and his sons; and they shall eat it in a holy place: for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of THE GOD made by fire by a perpetual statute.

[24:10] And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel; and the son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp: [24:11] and the son of the Israelitish woman blasphemed the Name, and cursed; and they brought him unto Moses. And his mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan. [24:12] And they put him in ward, that it might be declared unto them at the mouth of THE GOD.

[24:13] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [24:14] Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him. [24:15] And you shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin. [24:16] And he that blasphemeth the name of THE GOD, he shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the sojourner, as the home-born, when he blasphemeth the name of THE GOD, shall be put to death. [24:17] And he that smiteth any man mortally shall surely be put to death. [24:18] And he that smiteth a beast mortally shall make it good, life for life. [24:19] And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbor; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him: [24:20] breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be rendered unto him. [24:21] And he that killeth a beast shall make it good: and he that killeth a man shall be put to death. [24:22] You shall have one manner of law, as well for the sojourner, as for the home-born: for I am THE GOD your God. [24:23] And Moses spake to the children of Israel; and they brought forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stoned him with stones. And the children of Israel did as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[25:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying, [25:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto THE GOD. [25:3] Six years you shalt sow your field, and six years you shalt prune your vineyard, and gather in the fruits thereof; [25:4] but in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath unto THE GOD: you shalt neither sow your field, nor prune your vineyard. [25:5] That which groweth of itself of your harvest you shalt not reap, and the grapes of your undressed vine you shalt not gather: it shall be a year of solemn rest for the land. [25:6] And the sabbath of the land shall be for food for you; for thee, and for your servant and for your maid, and for your hired servant and for your stranger, who sojourn with thee. [25:7] And for your cattle, and for the beasts that are in your land, shall all the increase thereof be for food.

[25:8] And you shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and there shall be unto you the days of seven sabbaths of years, even forty and nine years. [25:9] Then shalt you send abroad the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month; in the day of atonement shall you send abroad the trumpet throughout all your land. [25:10] And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and you shall return every man unto his possession, and you shall return every man unto his family. [25:11] A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you: you shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of the undressed vines. [25:12] For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy unto you: you shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.

[25:13] In this year of jubilee you shall return every man unto his possession. [25:14] And if you sell aught unto your neighbor, or buy of your neighbor’s hand, you shall not wrong one another. [25:15] According to the number of years after the jubilee you shalt buy of your neighbor, and according unto the number of years of the crops he shall sell unto thee. [25:16] According to the multitude of the years you shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of the years you shalt diminish the price of it; for the number of the crops doth he sell unto thee. [25:17] And you shall not wrong one another; but you shalt fear your God: for I am THE GOD your God.

[25:18] Wherefore you shall do my statutes, and keep mine ordinances and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety. [25:19] And the land shall yield its fruit, and you shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety. [25:20] And if you shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? Behold, we shall not sow, nor gather in our increase; [25:21] then I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for the three years. [25:22] And you shall sow the eighth year, and eat of the fruits, the old store; until the ninth year, until its fruits come in, you shall eat the old store.

[25:23] And the land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the land is mine: for you are strangers and sojourners with me. [25:24] And in all the land of your possession you shall grant a redemption for the land. [25:25] If your brother be waxed poor, and sell some of his possession, then shall his kinsman that is next unto him come, and shall redeem that which his brother hath sold. [25:26] And if a man have no one to redeem it, and he be waxed rich and find sufficient to redeem it; [25:27] then let him reckon the years of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the man to whom he sold it; and he shall return unto his possession. [25:28] But if he be not able to get it back for himself, then that which he hath sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought it until the year of jubilee: and in the jubilee it shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession.

[25:29] And if a man sell a dwelling-house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; for a full year shall he have the right of redemption. [25:30] And if it be not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city shall be made sure in perpetuity to him that bought it, throughout his generations: it shall not go out in the jubilee. [25:31] But the houses of the villages which have no wall round about them shall be reckoned with the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubilee. [25:32] Nevertheless the cities of the Levites, the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time. [25:33] And if one of the Levites redeem, then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the jubilee; for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel. [25:34] But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

[25:35] And if your brother be waxed poor, and his hand fail with thee; then you shalt uphold him: as a stranger and a sojourner shall he live with thee. [25:36] Take you no interest of him or increase, but fear your God; that your brother may live with thee. [25:37] you shalt not give him your money upon interest, nor give him your victuals for increase. [25:38] I am THE GOD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God.

[25:39] And if your brother be waxed poor with thee, and sell himself unto thee; you shalt not make him to serve as a bond-servant. [25:40] As a hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee; he shall serve with you unto the year of jubilee: [25:41] then shall he go out from thee, he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return. [25:42] For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen. [25:43] you shalt not rule over him with rigor, but shalt fear your God. [25:44] And as for your bondmen, and your bondmaids, whom you shalt have; of the nations that are round about you, of them shall you buy bondmen and bondmaids. [25:45] Moreover of the children of the strangers that sojourn among you, of them shall you buy, and of their families that are with you, which they have begotten in your land: and they shall be your possession. [25:46] And you shall make them an inheritance for your children after you, to hold for a possession; of them shall you take your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel you shall not rule, one over another, with rigor.

[25:47] And if a stranger or sojourner with you be waxed rich, and your brother be waxed poor beside him, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner with thee, or to the stock of the stranger’s family; [25:48] after that he is sold he may be redeemed: one of his brethren may redeem him; [25:49] or his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be waxed rich, he may redeem himself. [25:50] And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he sold himself to him unto the year of jubilee: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years; according to the time of a hired servant shall he be with him. [25:51] If there be yet many years, according unto them he shall give back the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for. [25:52] And if there remain but few years unto the year of jubilee, then he shall reckon with him; according unto his years shall he give back the price of his redemption. [25:53] As a servant hired year by year shall he be with him: he shall not rule with rigor over him in your sight. [25:54] And if he be not redeemed by these means, then he shall go out in the year of jubilee, he, and his children with him. [25:55] For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am THE GOD your God.

[26:1] You shall make you no idols, neither shall you rear you up a graven image, or a pillar, neither shall you place any figured stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am THE GOD your God. [26:2] You shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am THE GOD.

[26:3] If you walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; [26:4] then I will give your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. [26:5] And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time; and you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. [26:6] And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. [26:7] And you shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. [26:8] And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. [26:9] And I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and will establish my covenant with you. [26:10] And you shall eat old store long kept, and you shall bring forth the old because of the new. [26:11] And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you. [26:12] And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people. [26:13] I am THE GOD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bars of your yoke, and made you go upright.

[26:14] But if you will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; [26:15] and if you shall reject my statutes, and if your soul abhor mine ordinances, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant; [26:16] I also will do this unto you: I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall consume the eyes, and make the soul to pine away; and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. [26:17] And I will set my face against you, and you shall be smitten before your enemies: they that hate you shall rule over you; and you shall flee when none pursueth you. [26:18] And if you will not yet for these things hearken unto me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins. [26:19] And I will break the pride of your power: and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass; [26:20] and your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.

[26:21] And if you walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. [26:22] And I will send the beast of the field among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your ways shall become desolate. [26:23] And if by these things you will not be reformed unto me, but will walk contrary unto me; [26:24] then will I also walk contrary unto you; and I will smite you, even I, seven times for your sins. [26:25] And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant; and you shall be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. [26:26] When I break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver your bread again by weight: and you shall eat, and not be satisfied.

[26:27] And if you will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me; [26:28] then I will walk contrary unto you in wrath; and I also will chastise you seven times for your sins. [26:29] And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall you eat. [26:30] And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your sun-images, and cast your dead bodies upon the bodies of your idols; and my soul shall abhor you. [26:31] And I will make your cities a waste, and will bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors. [26:32] And I will bring the land into desolation; and your enemies that dwell therein shall be astonished at it. [26:33] And you will I scatter among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you: and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

[26:34] Then shall the land enjoy its sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and you are in your enemies’ land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy its sabbaths. [26:35] As long as it lieth desolate it shall have rest, even the rest which it had not in your sabbaths, when you dwelt upon it. [26:36] And as for them that are left of you, I will send a faintness into their heart in the lands of their enemies: and the sound of a driven leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as one fleeth from the sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth. [26:37] And they shall stumble one upon another, as it were before the sword, when none pursueth: and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. [26:38] And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. [26:39] And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.

[26:40] And they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that, because they walked contrary unto me, [26:41] I also walked contrary unto them, and brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised heart be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity; [26:42] then will I remember my covenant with Jacob; and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. [26:43] The land also shall be left by them, and shall enjoy its sabbaths, while it lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity; because, even because they rejected mine ordinances, and their soul abhorred my statutes. [26:44] And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them; for I am THE GOD their God; [26:45] but I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am THE GOD.

[26:46] These are the statutes and ordinances and laws, which THE GOD made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by Moses.

[27:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [27:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall accomplish a vow, the persons shall be for THE GOD by your estimation. [27:3] And your estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even your estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary. [27:4] And if it be a female, then your estimation shall be thirty shekels. [27:5] And if it be from five years old even unto twenty years old, then your estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels. [27:6] And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then your estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female your estimation shall be three shekels of silver. [27:7] And if it be from sixty years old and upward; if it be a male, then your estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels. [27:8] But if he be poorer than your estimation, then he shall be set before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the ability of him that vowed shall the priest value him.

[27:9] And if it be a beast, whereof men offer an oblation unto THE GOD, all that any man giveth of such unto THE GOD shall be holy. [27:10] He shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good: and if he shall at all change beast for beast, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy. [27:11] And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer an oblation unto THE GOD, then he shall set the beast before the priest; [27:12] and the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: as you the priest valuest it, so shall it be. [27:13] But if he will indeed redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part thereof unto your estimation.

[27:14] And when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy unto THE GOD, then the priest shall estimate it, whether it be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it stand. [27:15] And if he that sanctified it will redeem his house, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of your estimation unto it, and it shall be his.

[27:16] And if a man shall sanctify unto THE GOD part of the field of his possession, then your estimation shall be according to the sowing thereof: the sowing of a homer of barley shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver. [27:17] If he sanctify his field from the year of jubilee, according to your estimation it shall stand. [27:18] But if he sanctify his field after the jubilee, then the priest shall reckon unto him the money according to the years that remain unto the year of jubilee; and an abatement shall be made from your estimation. [27:19] And if he that sanctified the field will indeed redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of your estimation unto it, and it shall be assured to him. [27:20] And if he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more: [27:21] but the field, when it goeth out in the jubilee, shall be holy unto THE GOD, as a field devoted; the possession thereof shall be the priest’s. [27:22] And if he sanctify unto THE GOD a field which he hath bought, which is not of the field of his possession; [27:23] then the priest shall reckon unto him the worth of your estimation unto the year of jubilee: and he shall give your estimation in that day, as a holy thing unto THE GOD. [27:24] In the year of jubilee the field shall return unto him of whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession of the land belongeth. [27:25] And all your estimations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall be the shekel.

[27:26] Only the firstling among beasts, which is made a firstling to THE GOD, no man shall sanctify it; whether it be ox or sheep, it is THE GOD’s. [27:27] And if it be of an unclean beast, then he shall ransom it according to your estimation, and shall add unto it the fifth part thereof: or if it be not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your estimation.

[27:28] Notwithstanding, no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto THE GOD of all that he hath, whether of man or beast, or of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto THE GOD. [27:29] No one devoted, that shall be devoted from among men, shall be ransomed; he shall surely be put to death.

[27:30] And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is THE GOD’s: it is holy unto THE GOD. [27:31] And if a man will redeem aught of his tithe, he shall add unto it the fifth part thereof. [27:32] And all the tithe of the herd or the flock, whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto THE GOD. [27:33] He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.

[27:34] These are the commandments, which THE GOD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.

 

The Book of Numbers

[1:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, [1:2] Take you the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, every male, by their polls; [1:3] from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel, you and Aaron shall number them by their hosts. [1:4] And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of his fathers’ house. [1:5] And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you. Of Reuben: Elizur the son of Shedeur. [1:6] Of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. [1:7] Of Judah: Nahshon the son of Amminadab. [1:8] Of Issachar: Nethanel the son of Zuar. [1:9] Of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon. [1:10] Of the children of Joseph: Of Ephraim: Elishama the son of Ammihud. Of Manasseh: Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. [1:11] Of Benjamin: Abidan the son of Gideoni. [1:12] Of Dan: Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. [1:13] Of Asher: Pagiel the son of Ochran. [1:14] Of Gad: Eliasaph the son of Deuel. [1:15] Of Naphtali: Ahira the son of Enan. [1:16] These are they that were called of the congregation, the princes of the tribes of their fathers; they were the heads of the thousands of Israel. [1:17] And Moses and Aaron took these men that are mentioned by name: [1:18] And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month; and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls. [1:19] As THE GOD commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.

[1:20] And the children of Reuben, Israel’s first-born, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:21] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

[1:22] Of the children of Simeon, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, those that were numbered thereof, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:23] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.

[1:24] Of the children of Gad, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:25] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty. [1:26] Of the children of Judah, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:27] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Judah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

[1:28] Of the children of Issachar, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:29] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.

[1:30] Of the children of Zebulun, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:31] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.

[1:32] Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:33] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand and five hundred.

[1:34] Of the children of Manasseh, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:35] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.

[1:36] Of the children of Benjamin, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:37] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.

[1:38] Of the children of Dan, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:39] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.

[1:40] Of the children of Asher, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:41] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Asher, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.

[1:42] Of the children of Naphtali, their generations, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; [1:43] those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

[1:44] These are they that were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: they were each one for his fathers’ house. [1:45] So all they that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathers’ houses, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel; [1:46] even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

[1:47] But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them. [1:48] For THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [1:49] Only the tribe of Levi you shalt not number, neither shalt you take the sum of them among the children of Israel; [1:50] but appoint you the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all the furniture thereof, and over all that belongeth to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the furniture thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle. [1:51] And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. [1:52] And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, according to their hosts. [1:53] But the Levites shall encamp round about the tabernacle of the testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of the testimony. [1:54] Thus did the children of Israel; according to all that THE GOD commanded Moses, so did they.

[2:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, [2:2] The children of Israel shall encamp every man by his own standard, with the ensigns of their fathers’ houses: over against the tent of meeting shall they encamp round about. [2:3] And those that encamp on the east side toward the sunrising shall be they of the standard of the camp of Judah, according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Judah shall be Nahshon the son of Amminadab. [2:4] And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred. [2:5] And those that encamp next unto him shall be the tribe of Issachar: and the prince of the children of Issachar shall be Nethanel the son of Zuar. [2:6] And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred. [2:7] And the tribe of Zebulun: and the prince of the children of Zebulun shall be Eliab the son of Helon. [2:8] And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred. [2:9] All that were numbered of the camp of Judah were a hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred, according to their hosts. They shall set forth first.

[2:10] On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur. [2:11] And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were forty and six thousand and five hundred. [2:12] And those that encamp next unto him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and the prince of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. [2:13] And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred. [2:14] And the tribe of Gad: and the prince of the children of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel. [2:15] And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and five thousand and six hundred and fifty. [2:16] All that were numbered of the camp of Reuben were a hundred thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, according to their hosts. And they shall set forth second.

[2:17] Then the tent of meeting shall set forward, with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place, by their standards.

[2:18] On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud. [2:19] And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty thousand and five hundred. [2:20] And next unto him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the prince of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. [2:21] And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred. [2:22] And the tribe of Benjamin: and the prince of the children of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni. [2:23] And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred. [2:24] All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were a hundred thousand and eight thousand and a hundred, according to their hosts. And they shall set forth third.

[2:25] On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. [2:26] And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred. [2:27] And those that encamp next unto him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the prince of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ochran. [2:28] And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty and one thousand and five hundred. [2:29] And the tribe of Naphtali: and the prince of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan. [2:30] And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred. [2:31] All that were numbered of the camp of Dan were a hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall set forth hindmost by their standards.

[2:32] These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathers’ houses: all that were numbered of the camps according to their hosts were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty. [2:33] But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as THE GOD commanded Moses. [2:34] Thus did the children of Israel; according to all that THE GOD commanded Moses, so they encamped by their standards, and so they set forward, every one by their families, according to their fathers’ houses.

[3:1] Now these are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that THE GOD spake with Moses in mount Sinai. [3:2] And these are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the first-born, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. [3:3] These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests that were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest’s office. [3:4] And Nadab and Abihu died before THE GOD, when they offered strange fire before THE GOD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children; and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest’s office in the presence of Aaron their father.

[3:5] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [3:6] Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him. [3:7] And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle. [3:8] And they shall keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. [3:9] And you shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him on the behalf of the children of Israel. [3:10] And you shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

[3:11] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [3:12] And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the first-born that openeth the womb among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine: [3:13] for all the first-born are mine; on the day that I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the first-born in Israel, both man and beast; mine they shall be: I am THE GOD.

[3:14] And THE GOD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, [3:15] Number the children of Levi by their fathers’ houses, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt you number them. [3:16] And Moses numbered them according to the word of THE GOD, as he was commanded. [3:17] And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. [3:18] And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei. [3:19] And the sons of Kohath by their families: Amram, and Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. [3:20] And the sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers’ houses.

[3:21] Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites: these are the families of the Gershonites. [3:22] Those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, even those that were numbered of them were seven thousand and five hundred. [3:23] The families of the Gershonites shall encamp behind the tabernacle westward. [3:24] And the prince of the fathers’ house of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph the son of Lael. [3:25] And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting shall be the tabernacle, and the Tent, the covering thereof, and the screen for the door of the tent of meeting, [3:26] and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service thereof.

[3:27] And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites. [3:28] According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary. [3:29] The families of the sons of Kohath shall encamp on the side of the tabernacle southward. [3:30] And the prince of the fathers’ house of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. [3:31] And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the screen, and all the service thereof. [3:32] And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be prince of the princes of the Levites, and have the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.

[3:33] Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites: these are the families of Merari. [3:34] And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred. [3:35] And the prince of the fathers’ house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: they shall encamp on the side of the tabernacle northward. [3:36] And the appointed charge of the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the instruments thereof, and all the service thereof, [3:37] and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords.

[3:38] And those that encamp before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the sunrising, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. [3:39] All that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of THE GOD, by their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.

[3:40] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Number all the first-born males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names. [3:41] And you shalt take the Levites for me (I am THE GOD) instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Israel: [3:42] and Moses numbered, as THE GOD commanded him, all the first-born among the children of Israel. [3:43] And all the first-born males according to the number of names, from a month old and upward, of those that were numbered of them, were twenty and two thousand two hundred and threescore and thirteen.

[3:44] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [3:45] Take the Levites instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I am THE GOD. [3:46] And for the redemption of the two hundred and threescore and thirteen of the first-born of the children of Israel, that are over and above the number of the Levites, [3:47] you shalt take five shekels apiece by the poll; after the shekel of the sanctuary shalt you take them (the shekel is twenty gerahs): [3:48] and you shalt give the money, wherewith the odd number of them is redeemed, unto Aaron and to his sons. [3:49] And Moses took the redemption-money from them that were over and above them that were redeemed by the Levites; [3:50] from the first-born of the children of Israel took he the money, a thousand three hundred and threescore and five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary: [3:51] and Moses gave the redemption-money unto Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of THE GOD, as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[4:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, [4:2] Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, [4:3] from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting. [4:4] This is the service of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting, about the most holy things: [4:5] when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall go in, and his sons, and they shall take down the veil of the screen, and cover the ark of the testimony with it, [4:6] and shall put thereon a covering of sealskin, and shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall put in the staves thereof. [4:7] And upon the table of showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls and the cups wherewith to pour out; and the continual bread shall be thereon: [4:8] and they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof. [4:9] And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it: [4:10] and they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of sealskin, and shall put it upon the frame. [4:11] And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof: [4:12] and they shall take all the vessels of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of sealskin, and shall put them on the frame. [4:13] And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon: [4:14] and they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, the firepans, the flesh-hooks, and the shovels, and the basins, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of sealskin, and put in the staves thereof. [4:15] And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the furniture of the sanctuary, as the camp is set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch the sanctuary, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting. [4:16] And the charge of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the continual meal-offering, and the anointing oil, the charge of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, the sanctuary, and the furniture thereof.

[4:17] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, [4:18] Cut you not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites; [4:19] but thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden; [4:20] but they shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment, lest they die.

[4:21] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [4:22] Take the sum of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers’ houses, by their families; [4:23] from thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shalt you number them; all that enter in to wait upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting. [4:24] This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in bearing burdens: [4:25] they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tent of meeting, its covering, and the covering of sealskin that is above upon it, and the screen for the door of the tent of meeting, [4:26] and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and whatsoever shall be done with them: therein shall they serve. [4:27] At the commandment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burden, and in all their service; and you shall appoint unto them in charge all their burden. [4:28] This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

[4:29] As for the sons of Merari, you shalt number them by their families, by their fathers’ houses; [4:30] from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shalt you number them, every one that entereth upon the service, to do the work of the tent of meeting. [4:31] And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, [4:32] and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name you shall appoint the instruments of the charge of their burden. [4:33] This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service, in the tent of meeting, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

[4:34] And Moses and Aaron and the princes of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families, and by their fathers’ houses, [4:35] from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting: [4:36] and those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty. [4:37] These are they that were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all that did serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of THE GOD by Moses. [4:38] And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, their families, and by their fathers’ houses, [4:39] from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting, [4:40] even those that were numbered of them, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, were two thousand and six hundred and thirty. [4:41] These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, all that did serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of THE GOD.

[4:42] And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, [4:43] from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting, [4:44] even those that were numbered of them by their families, were three thousand and two hundred. [4:45] These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of THE GOD by Moses.

[4:46] All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the princes of Israel numbered, by their families, and by their fathers’ houses, [4:47] from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered in to do the work of service, and the work of bearing burdens in the tent of meeting, [4:48] even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore. [4:49] According to the commandment of THE GOD they were numbered by Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[5:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [5:2] Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is unclean by the dead: [5:3] both male and female shall you put out, without the camp shall you put them; that they defile not their camp, in the midst whereof I dwell. [5:4] And the children of Israel did so, and put them out without the camp; as THE GOD spake unto Moses, so did the children of Israel.

[5:5] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [5:6] Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, so as to trespass against THE GOD, and that soul shall be guilty; [5:7] then he shall confess his sin which he hath done: and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him in respect of whom he hath been guilty. [5:8] But if the man have no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made unto THE GOD shall be the priest’s; besides the ram of the atonement, whereby atonement shall be made for him. [5:9] And every heave-offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they present unto the priest, shall be his. [5:10] And every man’s hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall be his.

[5:11] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [5:12] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man’s wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him, [5:13] and a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, and she be not taken in the act; [5:14] and the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled: [5:15] then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and shall bring her oblation for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is a meal-offering of jealousy, a meal-offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.

[5:16] And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before THE GOD: [5:17] and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water. [5:18] And the priest shall set the woman before THE GOD, and let the hair of the woman’s head go loose, and put the meal-offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal-offering of jealousy: and the priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that causeth the curse. [5:19] And the priest shall cause her to swear, and shall say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if you have not gone aside to uncleanness, being under your husband, be you free from this water of bitterness that causeth the curse. [5:20] But if you have gone aside, being under your husband, and if you be defiled, and some man have lain with you besides your husband: [5:21] then the priest shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, THE GOD make you a curse and an oath among your people, when THE GOD doth make your thigh to fall away, and your body to swell; [5:22] and this water that causeth the curse shall go into your bowels, and make your body to swell, and your thigh to fall away. And the woman shall say, Amen, Amen.

[5:23] And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out into the water of bitterness: [5:24] and he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that causeth the curse; and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her and become bitter. [5:25] And the priest shall take the meal-offering of jealousy out of the woman’s hand, and shall wave the meal-offering before THE GOD, and bring it unto the altar: [5:26] and the priest shall take a handful of the meal-offering, as the memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall make the woman drink the water. [5:27] And when he hath made her drink the water, then it shall come to pass, if she be defiled, and have committed a trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her and become bitter, and her body shall swell, and her thigh shall fall away: and the woman shall be a curse among her people. [5:28] And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.

[5:29] This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goeth aside, and is defiled; [5:30] or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon a man, and he is jealous of his wife; then shall he set the woman before THE GOD, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law. [5:31] And the man shall be free from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity.

[6:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [6:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall make a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself unto THE GOD, [6:3] he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried. [6:4] All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the grape-vine, from the kernels even to the husk.

[6:5] All the days of his vow of separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in which he separateth himself unto THE GOD, he shall be holy; he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow long.

[6:6] All the days that he separateth himself unto THE GOD he shall not come near to a dead body. [6:7] He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die; because his separation unto God is upon his head. [6:8] All the days of his separation he is holy unto THE GOD.

[6:9] And if any man die very suddenly beside him, and he defile the head of his separation; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it. [6:10] And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tent of meeting: [6:11] and the priest shall offer one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, and make atonement for him, for that he sinned by reason of the dead, and shall hallow his head that same day. [6:12] And he shall separate unto THE GOD the days of his separation, and shall bring a he-lamb a year old for a trespass-offering; but the former days shall be void, because his separation was defiled.

[6:13] And this is the law of the Nazirite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto the door of the tent of meeting: [6:14] and he shall offer his oblation unto THE GOD, one he-lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt-offering, and one ewe-lamb a year old without blemish for a sin-offering, and one ram without blemish for peace-offerings, [6:15] and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and their meal-offering, and their drink-offerings. [6:16] And the priest shall present them before THE GOD, and shall offer his sin-offering, and his burnt-offering: [6:17] and he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto THE GOD, with the basket of unleavened bread: the priest shall offer also the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. [6:18] And the Nazirite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the tent of meeting, and shall take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace-offerings. [6:19] And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazirite, after he hath shaven the head of his separation; [6:20] and the priest shall wave them for a wave-offering before THE GOD; this is holy for the priest, together with the wave-breast and heave-thigh: and after that the Nazirite may drink wine.

[6:21] This is the law of the Nazirite who voweth, and of his oblation unto THE GOD for his separation, besides that which he is able to get: according to his vow which he voweth, so he must do after the law of his separation.

[6:22] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [6:23] Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel: you shall say unto them,

[6:24] THE GOD bless thee, and keep thee:

[6:25] THE GOD make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

[6:26] THE GOD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give you peace.

[6:27] So shall they put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

[7:1] And it came to pass on the day that Moses had made an end of setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it, and all the furniture thereof, and the altar and all the vessels thereof, and had anointed them and sanctified them; [7:2] that the princes of Israel, the heads of their fathers’ houses, offered. These were the princes of the tribes, these are they that were over them that were numbered: [7:3] and they brought their oblation before THE GOD, six covered wagons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for every two of the princes, and for each one an ox: and they presented them before the tabernacle. [7:4] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [7:5] Take it of them, that they may be used in doing the service of the tent of meeting; and you shalt give them unto the Levites, to every man according to his service. [7:6] And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them unto the Levites. [7:7] Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon, according to their service: [7:8] and four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. [7:9] But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none, because the service of the sanctuary belonged unto them; they bare it upon their shoulders. [7:10] And the princes offered for the dedication of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes offered their oblation before the altar. [7:11] And THE GOD said unto Moses, They shall offer their oblation, each prince on his day, for the dedication of the altar.

[7:12] And he that offered his oblation the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah: [7:13] and his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:14] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:15] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:16] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:17] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

[7:18] On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, did offer: [7:19] he offered for his oblation one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:20] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:21] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:22] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:23] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Nethanel the son of Zuar.

[7:24] On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun.: [7:25] his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:26] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:27] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:28] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:29] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Eliab the son of Helon.

[7:30] On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, prince of the children of Reuben: [7:31] his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:32] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:33] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:34] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:35] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Elizur the son of Shedeur.

[7:36] On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, prince of the children of Simeon: [7:37] his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:38] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:39] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:40] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:41] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

[7:42] On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad: [7:43] his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:44] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:45] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:46] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:47] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

[7:48] On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim: [7:49] his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:50] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:51] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:52] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:53] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Elishama the son of Ammihud.

[7:54] On the eighth day Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh: [7:55] his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:56] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:57] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:58] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:59] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

[7:60] On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children of Benjamin: [7:61] his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:62] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:63] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:64] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:65] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Abidan the son of Gideoni.

[7:66] On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, prince of the children of Dan: [7:67] his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:68] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:69] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:70] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:71] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

[7:72] On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ochran, prince of the children of Asher: [7:73] his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:74] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:75] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:76] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:77] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Pagiel the son of Ochran.

[7:78] On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the children of Naphtali: [7:79] his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred a thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; [7:80] one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; [7:81] one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; [7:82] one male of the goats for a sin-offering; [7:83] and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Ahira the son of Enan.

[7:84] This was the dedication of the altar, in the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve silver platters, twelve silver bowls, twelve golden spoons; [7:85] each silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty shekels, and each bowl seventy; all the silver of the vessels two thousand and four hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; [7:86] the twelve golden spoons, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the spoons a hundred and twenty shekels; [7:87] all the oxen for the burnt-offering twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the he-lambs a year old twelve, and their meal-offering; and the males of the goats for a sin-offering twelve; [7:88] and all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace-offerings twenty and four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he-goats sixty, the he-lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication of the altar, after that it was anointed.

[7:89] And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with him, then he heard the Voice speaking unto him from above the mercy-seat that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim: and he spake unto him.

[8:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [8:2] Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When you lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick. [8:3] And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof so as to give light in front of the candlestick, as THE GOD commanded Moses. [8:4] And this was the work of the candlestick, beaten work of gold; unto the base thereof, and unto the flowers thereof, it was beaten work: according unto the pattern which THE GOD had showed Moses, so he made the candlestick.

[8:5] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [8:6] Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them. [8:7] And thus shalt you do unto them, to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of expiation upon them, and let them cause a razor to pass over all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and cleanse themselves. [8:8] Then let them take a young bullock, and its meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil; and another young bullock shalt you take for a sin-offering. [8:9] And you shalt present the Levites before the tent of meeting: and you shalt assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel: [8:10] and you shalt present the Levites before THE GOD. And the children of Israel shall lay their hands upon the Levites: [8:11] and Aaron shall offer the Levites before THE GOD for a wave-offering, on the behalf of the children of Israel, that it may be theirs to do the service of THE GOD. [8:12] And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and offer you the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, unto THE GOD, to make atonement for the Levites. [8:13] And you shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave-offering unto THE GOD.

[8:14] Thus shalt you separate the Levites from among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine. [8:15] And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tent of meeting: and you shalt cleanse them, and offer them for a wave-offering. [8:16] For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of all that openeth the womb, even the first-born of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me. [8:17] For all the first-born among the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself. [8:18] And I have taken the Levites instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel. [8:19] And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tent of meeting, and to make atonement for the children of Israel; that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.

[8:20] Thus did Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the Levites: according unto all that THE GOD commanded Moses touching the Levites, so did the children of Israel unto them. [8:21] And the Levites purified themselves from sin, and they washed their clothes: and Aaron offered them for a wave-offering before THE GOD; and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them. [8:22] And after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron, and before his sons: as THE GOD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they unto them.

[8:23] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [8:24] This is that which belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service in the work of the tent of meeting: [8:25] and from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the work, and shall serve no more, [8:26] but shall minister with their brethren in the tent of meeting, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt you do unto the Levites touching their charges.

[9:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, [9:2] Moreover let the children of Israel keep the passover in its appointed season. [9:3] In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, you shall keep it in its appointed season: according to all the statutes of it, and according to all the ordinances thereof, shall you keep it. [9:4] And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover. [9:5] And they kept the passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at even, in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that THE GOD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel. [9:6] And there were certain men, who were unclean by reason of the dead body of a man, so that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day: [9:7] and those men said unto him, We are unclean by reason of the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer the oblation of THE GOD in its appointed season among the children of Israel? [9:8] And Moses said unto them, Stay ye, that I may hear what THE GOD will command concerning you.

[9:9] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [9:10] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your generations shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be on a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto THE GOD. [9:11] In the second month on the fourteenth day at even they shall keep it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs: [9:12] they shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break a bone thereof: according to all the statute of the passover they shall keep it. [9:13] But the man that is clean, and is not on a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, that soul shall be cut off from his people; because he offered not the oblation of THE GOD in its appointed season, that man shall bear his sin. [9:14] And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto THE GOD; according to the statute of the passover, and according to the ordinance thereof, so shall he do: you shall have one statute, both for the sojourner, and for him that is born in the land.

[9:15] And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, even the tent of the testimony: and at even it was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until morning. [9:16] So it was alway: the cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night. [9:17] And whenever the cloud was taken up from over the Tent, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel encamped. [9:18] At the commandment of THE GOD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of THE GOD they encamped: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they remained encamped. [9:19] And when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of THE GOD, and journeyed not. [9:20] And sometimes the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; then according to the commandment of THE GOD they remained encamped, and according to the commandment of THE GOD they journeyed. [9:21] And sometimes the cloud was from evening until morning; and when the cloud was taken up in the morning, they journeyed: or if it continued by day and by night, when the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. [9:22] Whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, abiding thereon, the children of Israel remained encamped, and journeyed not; but when it was taken up, they journeyed. [9:23] At the commandment of THE GOD they encamped, and at the commandment of THE GOD they journeyed: they kept the charge of THE GOD, at the commandment of THE GOD by Moses.

[10:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [10:2] Make you two trumpets of silver; of beaten work shalt you make them: and you shalt use them for the calling of the congregation, and for the journeying of the camps. [10:3] And when they shall blow them, all the congregation shall gather themselves unto you at the door of the tent of meeting. [10:4] And if they blow but one, then the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee. [10:5] And when you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall take their journey. [10:6] And when you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys. [10:7] But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm. [10:8] And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and they shall be to you for a statute for ever throughout your generations. [10:9] And when you go to war in your land against the adversary that oppresseth you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets; and you shall be remembered before THE GOD your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies. [10:10] Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt-offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God: I am THE GOD your God.

[10:11] And it came to pass in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, that the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony. [10:12] And the children of Israel set forward according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud abode in the wilderness of Paran. [10:13] And they first took their journey according to the commandment of THE GOD by Moses. [10:14] And in the first place the standard of the camp of the children of Judah set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab. [10:15] And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethanel the son of Zuar. [10:16] And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon. [10:17] And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who bare the tabernacle, set forward. [10:18] And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur. [10:19] And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. [10:20] And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

[10:21] And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the others did set up the tabernacle against their coming. [10:22] And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud. [10:23] And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. [10:24] And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.

[10:25] And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan, which was the rearward of all the camps, set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. [10:26] And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ochran. [10:27] And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan. [10:28] Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their hosts; and they set forward.

[10:29] And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, We are journeying unto the place of which THE GOD said, I will give it you: come you with us, and we will do you good; for THE GOD hath spoken good concerning Israel. [10:30] And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. [10:31] And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as you knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and you shalt be to us instead of eyes. [10:32] And it shall be, if you go with us, yea, it shall be, that what good soever THE GOD shall do unto us, the same will we do unto thee.

[10:33] And they set forward from the mount of THE GOD three days’ journey; and the ark of the covenant of THE GOD went before them three days’ journey, to seek out a resting-place for them. [10:34] And the cloud of THE GOD was over them by day, when they set forward from the camp. [10:35] And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, O THE GOD, and let your enemies be scattered; and let them that hate you flee before thee. [10:36] And when it rested, he said, Return, O THE GOD, unto the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel.

[11:1] And the people were as murmurers, speaking evil in the ears of THE GOD: and when THE GOD heard it, his anger was kindled; and the fire of THE GOD burnt among them, and devoured in the uttermost part of the camp. [11:2] And the people cried unto Moses; and Moses prayed unto THE GOD, and the fire abated. [11:3] And the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of THE GOD burnt among them.

[11:4] And the mixed multitude that was among them lusted exceedingly: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? [11:5] We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt for nought; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic: [11:6] but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all save this manna to look upon. [11:7] And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium. [11:8] The people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and boiled it in pots, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil. [11:9] And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it. [11:10] And Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, every man at the door of his tent: and the anger of THE GOD was kindled greatly; and Moses was displeased. [11:11] And Moses said unto THE GOD, Wherefore have you dealt ill with your servant? and wherefore have I not found favor in your sight, that you layest the burden of all this people upon me? [11:12] Have I conceived all this people? have I brought them forth, that you shouldest say unto me, Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing-father carrieth the sucking child, unto the land which you swarest unto their fathers? [11:13] Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. [11:14] I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me. [11:15] And if you deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favor in your sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

[11:16] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with thee. [11:17] And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the Spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that you bear it not yourself alone. [11:18] And say you unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, and you shall eat flesh; for you have wept in the ears of THE GOD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore THE GOD will give you flesh, and you shall eat. [11:19] You shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days, [11:20] but a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you; because that you have rejected THE GOD who is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt? [11:21] And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and you have said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month. [11:22] Shall flocks and herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them? [11:23] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Is THE GOD’s hand waxed short? now shalt you see whether my word shall come to pass unto you or not.

[11:24] And Moses went out, and told the people the words of THE GOD: and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the Tent. [11:25] And THE GOD came down in the cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.

[11:26] But there remained two men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but had not gone out unto the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp. [11:27] And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. [11:28] And Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. [11:29] And Moses said unto him, Art you jealous for my sake? would that all THE GOD’s people were prophets, that THE GOD would put his Spirit upon them! [11:30] And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

[11:31] And there went forth a wind from THE GOD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day’s journey on this side, and a day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the face of the earth. [11:32] And the people rose up all that day, and all the night, and all the next day, and gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp. [11:33] While the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the anger of THE GOD was kindled against the people, and THE GOD smote the people with a very great plague. [11:34] And the name of that place was called Kibrothhattaavah, because there they buried the people that lusted. [11:35] From Kibrothhattaavah the people journeyed unto Hazeroth; and they abode at Hazeroth.

[12:1] And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman. [12:2] And they said, Hath THE GOD indeed spoken only with Moses? hath he not spoken also with us? And THE GOD heard it. [12:3] Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth.

[12:4] And THE GOD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out you three unto the tent of meeting. And they three came out. [12:5] And THE GOD came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forth. [12:6] And he said, Hear now my words: if there be a prophet among you, I THE GOD will make myself known unto him in a vision, I will speak with him in a dream. [12:7] My servant Moses is not so; he is faithful in all my house: [12:8] with him will I speak mouth to mouth, even manifestly, and not in dark speeches; and the form of THE GOD shall he behold: wherefore then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?

[12:9] And the anger of THE GOD was kindled against them; and he departed. [12:10] And the cloud removed from over the Tent; and, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. [12:11] And Aaron said unto Moses, Oh, my lord, lay not, I pray thee, sin upon us, for that we have done foolishly, and for that we have sinned. [12:12] Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb. [12:13] And Moses cried unto THE GOD, saying, Heal her, O God, I beseech thee. [12:14] And THE GOD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut up without the camp seven days, and after that she shall be brought in again. [12:15] And Miriam was shut up without the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

[12:16] And afterward the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Paran.

[13:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [13:2] Send you men, that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall you send a man, every one a prince among them. [13:3] And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the commandment of THE GOD: all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel. [13:4] And these were their names: Of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur. [13:5] Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori. [13:6] Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. [13:7] Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph. [13:8] Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun. [13:9] Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu. [13:10] Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi. [13:11] Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. [13:12] Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli. [13:13] Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael. [13:14] Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi. [13:15] Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi. [13:16] These are the names of the men that Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.

[13:17] And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way by the South, and go up into the hill-country: [13:18] and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many; [13:19] and what the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad; and what cities they are that they dwell in, whether in camps, or in strongholds; [13:20] and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is wood therein, or not. And be you of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first-ripe grapes.

[13:21] So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, to the entrance of Hamath. [13:22] And they went up by the South, and came unto Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) [13:23] And they came unto the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it upon a staff between two; they brought also of the pomegranates, and of the figs. [13:24] That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the children of Israel cut down from thence.

[13:25] And they returned from spying out the land at the end of forty days. [13:26] And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. [13:27] And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither you sentest us; and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. [13:28] Howbeit the people that dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. [13:29] Amalek dwelleth in the land of the South: and the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in the hill-country; and the Canaanite dwelleth by the sea, and along by the side of the Jordan.

[13:30] And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. [13:31] But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. [13:32] And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature. [13:33] And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

[14:1] And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. [14:2] And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would that we had died in this wilderness! [14:3] And wherefore doth THE GOD bring us unto this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be a prey: were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

[14:4] And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt. [14:5] Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. [14:6] And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of them that spied out the land, rent their clothes: [14:7] and they spake unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceeding good land. [14:8] If THE GOD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it unto us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. [14:9] Only rebel not against THE GOD, neither fear you the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is removed from over them, and THE GOD is with us: fear them not. [14:10] But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of THE GOD appeared in the tent of meeting unto all the children of Israel.

[14:11] And THE GOD said unto Moses, How long will this people despise me? and how long will they not believe in me, for all the signs which I have wrought among them? [14:12] I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.

[14:13] And Moses said unto THE GOD, Then the Egyptians will hear it; for you broughtest up this people in your might from among them; [14:14] and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you THE GOD art in the midst of this people; for you THE GOD art seen face to face, and your cloud standeth over them, and you goest before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night. [14:15] Now if you shalt kill this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying, [14:16] Because THE GOD was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness. [14:17] And now, I pray thee, let the power of the Lord be great, according as you have spoken, saying, [14:18] THE GOD is slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation. [14:19] Pardon, I pray thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of your lovingkindness, and according as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.

[14:20] And THE GOD said, I have pardoned according to your word: [14:21] but in very deed, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of THE GOD; [14:22] because all those men that have seen my glory, and my signs, which I wrought in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have tempted me these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; [14:23] surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that despised me see it: [14:24] but my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it. [14:25] Now the Amalekite and the Canaanite dwell in the valley: to-morrow turn ye, and get you into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.

[14:26] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, [14:27] How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, that murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. [14:28] Say unto them, As I live, saith THE GOD, surely as you have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: [14:29] your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, that have murmured against me, [14:30] surely you shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware that I would make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. [14:31] But your little ones, that you said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which you have rejected. [14:32] But as for you, your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness. [14:33] And your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your whoredoms, until your dead bodies be consumed in the wilderness. [14:34] After the number of the days in which you spied out the land, even forty days, for every day a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you shall know my alienation. [14:35] I, THE GOD, have spoken, surely this will I do unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

[14:36] And the men, whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report against the land, [14:37] even those men that did bring up an evil report of the land, died by the plague before THE GOD. [14:38] But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, remained alive of those men that went to spy out the land.

[14:39] And Moses told these words unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly. [14:40] And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up to the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we are here, and will go up unto the place which THE GOD hath promised: for we have sinned. [14:41] And Moses said, Wherefore now do you transgress the commandment of THE GOD, seeing it shall not prosper? [14:42] Go not up, for THE GOD is not among you; that you be not smitten down before your enemies. [14:43] For there the Amalekite and the Canaanite are before you, and you shall fall by the sword: because you are turned back from following THE GOD, therefore THE GOD will not be with you. [14:44] But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of THE GOD, and Moses, departed not out of the camp. [14:45] Then the Amalekite came down, and the Canaanite who dwelt in that mountain, and smote them and beat them down, even unto Hormah.

[15:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [15:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you are come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you, [15:3] and will make an offering by fire unto THE GOD, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or as a freewill-offering, or in your set feasts, to make a sweet savor unto THE GOD, of the herd, or of the flock; [15:4] then shall he that offereth his oblation offer unto THE GOD a meal-offering of a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of oil: [15:5] and wine for the drink-offering, the fourth part of a hin, shalt you prepare with the burnt-offering, or for the sacrifice, for each lamb. [15:6] Or for a ram, you shalt prepare for a meal-offering two tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour mingled with the third part of a hin of oil: [15:7] and for the drink-offering you shalt offer the third part of a hin of wine, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD. [15:8] And when you preparest a bullock for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or for peace-offerings unto THE GOD; [15:9] then shall he offer with the bullock a meal-offering of three tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour mingled with half a hin of oil: [15:10] and you shalt offer for the drink-offering half a hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD.

[15:11] Thus shall it be done for each bullock, or for each ram, or for each of the he-lambs, or of the kids. [15:12] According to the number that you shall prepare, so shall you do to every one according to their number. [15:13] All that are home-born shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD. [15:14] And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever may be among you throughout your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD; as you do, so he shall do. [15:15] For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you, a statute for ever throughout your generations: as you are, so shall the sojourner be before THE GOD. [15:16] One law and one ordinance shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.

[15:17] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [15:18] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land whither I bring you, [15:19] then it shall be, that, when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall offer up a heave-offering unto THE GOD. [15:20] Of the first of your dough you shall offer up a cake for a heave-offering: as the heave-offering of the threshing-floor, so shall you heave it. [15:21] Of the first of your dough you shall give unto THE GOD a heave-offering throughout your generations.

[15:22] And when you shall err, and not observe all these commandments, which THE GOD hath spoken unto Moses, [15:23] even all that THE GOD hath commanded you by Moses, from the day that THE GOD gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations; [15:24] then it shall be, if it be done unwittingly, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt-offering, for a sweet savor unto THE GOD, with the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof, according to the ordinance, and one he-goat for a sin-offering. [15:25] And the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and they shall be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their oblation, an offering made by fire unto THE GOD, and their sin-offering before THE GOD, for their error: [15:26] and all the congregation of the children of Israel shall be forgiven, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; for in respect of all the people it was done unwittingly.

[15:27] And if one person sin unwittingly, then he shall offer a she-goat a year old for a sin-offering. [15:28] And the priest shall make atonement for the soul that erreth, when he sinneth unwittingly, before THE GOD, to make atonement for him; and he shall be forgiven. [15:29] You shall have one law for him that doeth aught unwittingly, for him that is home-born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them. [15:30] But the soul that doeth aught with a high hand, whether he be home-born or a sojourner, the same blasphemeth THE GOD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. [15:31] Because he hath despised the word of THE GOD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

[15:32] And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the sabbath day. [15:33] And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. [15:34] And they put him in ward, because it had not been declared what should be done to him. [15:35] And THE GOD said unto Moses, The man shall surely be put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp. [15:36] And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him to death with stones; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[15:37] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [15:38] Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of each border a cord of blue: [15:39] and it shall be unto you for a fringe, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of THE GOD, and do them; and that you follow not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to play the harlot; [15:40] that you may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. [15:41] I am THE GOD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am THE GOD your God.

[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: [16:2] and they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the congregation, called to the assembly, men of renown; [16:3] and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, You take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and THE GOD is among them: wherefore then lift you up yourselves above the assembly of THE GOD?

[16:4] And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face: [16:5] and he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, In the morning THE GOD will show who are his, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he shall choose will he cause to come near unto him. [16:6] This do: take you censers, Korah, and all his company; [16:7] and put fire in them, and put incense upon them before THE GOD to-morrow: and it shall be that the man whom THE GOD doth choose, he shall be holy: you take too much upon you, you sons of Levi. [16:8] And Moses said unto Korah, Hear now, you sons of Levi: [16:9] seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of THE GOD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them; [16:10] and that he hath brought you near, and all your brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and seek you the priesthood also? [16:11] Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against THE GOD: and Aaron, what is he that you murmur against him?

[16:12] And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, We will not come up: [16:13] is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but you must needs make yourself also a prince over us? [16:14] Moreover you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt you put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.

[16:15] And Moses was very wroth, and said unto THE GOD, Respect not you their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them. [16:16] And Moses said unto Korah, Be you and all your company before THE GOD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to-morrow: [16:17] and take you every man his censer, and put incense upon them, and bring you before THE GOD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each his censer. [16:18] And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood at the door of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron. [16:19] And Korah assembled all the congregation against them unto the door of the tent of meeting: and the glory of THE GOD appeared unto all the congregation.

[16:20] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, [16:21] Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. [16:22] And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt you be wroth with all the congregation? [16:23] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [16:24] Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

[16:25] And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him. [16:26] And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins. [16:27] So they gat them up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little ones. [16:28] And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that THE GOD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind. [16:29] If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then THE GOD hath not sent me. [16:30] But if THE GOD make a new thing, and the ground open its mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down alive into Sheol; then you shall understand that these men have despised THE GOD.

[16:31] And it came to pass, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them; [16:32] and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. [16:33] So they, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into Sheol: and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the assembly. [16:34] And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up. [16:35] And fire came forth from THE GOD, and devoured the two hundred and fifty men that offered the incense.

[16:36] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [16:37] Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter you the fire yonder; for they are holy, [16:38] even the censers of these sinners against their own lives; and let them be made beaten plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before THE GOD; therefore they are holy; and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. [16:39] And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers, which they that were burnt had offered; and they beat them out for a covering of the altar, [16:40] to be a memorial unto the children of Israel, to the end that no stranger, that is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to burn incense before THE GOD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as THE GOD spake unto him by Moses.

[16:41] But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, You have killed the people of THE GOD. [16:42] And it came to pass, when the congregation was assembled against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tent of meeting: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of THE GOD appeared. [16:43] And Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting. [16:44] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [16:45] Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces. [16:46] And Moses said unto Aaron, Take they censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and lay incense thereon, and carry it quickly unto the congregation, and make atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from THE GOD; the plague is begun. [16:47] And Aaron took as Moses spake, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on the incense, and made atonement for the people. [16:48] And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed. [16:49] Now they that died by the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, besides them that died about the matter of Korah. [16:50] And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tent of meeting: and the plague was stayed.

[17:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [17:2] Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of them rods, one for each fathers’ house, of all their princes according to their fathers’ houses, twelve rods: write you every man’s name upon his rod. [17:3] And you shalt write Aaron’s name upon the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers’ houses. [17:4] And you shalt lay them up in the tent of meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you. [17:5] And it shall come to pass, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you. [17:6] And Moses spake unto the children of Israel; and all their princes gave him rods, for each prince one, according to their fathers’ houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods. [17:7] And Moses laid up the rods before THE GOD in the tent of the testimony.

[17:8] And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and produced blossoms, and bare ripe almonds. [17:9] And Moses brought out all the rods from before THE GOD unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod. [17:10] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the children of rebellion; that you mayest make an end of their murmurings against me, that they die not. [17:11] Thus did Moses: as THE GOD commanded him, so did he.

[17:12] And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone. [17:13] Every one that cometh near, that cometh near unto the tabernacle of THE GOD, dieth: shall we perish all of us?

[18:1] And THE GOD said unto Aaron, you and your sons and your fathers’ house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary; and you and your sons with you shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood. [18:2] And your brethren also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring you near with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but you and your sons with you shall be before the tent of the testimony. [18:3] And they shall keep your charge, and the charge of all the Tent: only they shall not come nigh unto the vessels of the sanctuary and unto the altar, that they die not, neither they, nor ye. [18:4] And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the tent of meeting, for all the service of the Tent: and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you. [18:5] And you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar; that there be wrath no more upon the children of Israel. [18:6] And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are a gift, given unto THE GOD, to do the service of the tent of meeting. [18:7] And you and your sons with you shall keep your priesthood for everything of the altar, and for that within the veil; and you shall serve: I give you the priesthood as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

[18:8] And THE GOD spake unto Aaron, And I, behold, I have given you the charge of my heave-offerings, even all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto you have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to your sons, as a portion for ever. [18:9] This shall be your of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every oblation of theirs, even every meal-offering of theirs, and every sin-offering of theirs, and every trespass-offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons. [18:10] As the most holy things shalt you eat thereof; every male shall eat thereof: it shall be holy unto thee. [18:11] And this is thine: the heave-offering of their gift, even all the wave-offerings of the children of Israel; I have given them unto thee, and to your sons and to your daughters with thee, as a portion for ever; every one that is clean in your house shall eat thereof. [18:12] All the best of the oil, and all the best of the vintage, and of the grain, the first-fruits of them which they give unto THE GOD, to you have I given them. [18:13] The first-ripe fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring unto THE GOD, shall be thine; every one that is clean in your house shall eat thereof. [18:14] Everything devoted in Israel shall be thine. [18:15] Everything that openeth the womb, of all flesh which they offer unto THE GOD, both of man and beast shall be thine: nevertheless the first-born of man shalt you surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt you redeem. [18:16] And those that are to be redeemed of them from a month old shalt you redeem, according to your estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary (the same is twenty gerahs). [18:17] But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, you shalt not redeem; they are holy: you shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savor unto THE GOD. [18:18] And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave-breast and as the right thigh, it shall be thine. [18:19] All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto THE GOD, have I given thee, and your sons and your daughters with thee, as a portion for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before THE GOD unto you and to your seed with thee. [18:20] And THE GOD said unto Aaron, you shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt you have any portion among them: I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel.

[18:21] And unto the children of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they serve, even the service of the tent of meeting. [18:22] And henceforth the children of Israel shall not come nigh the tent of meeting, lest they bear sin, and die. [18:23] But the Levites shall do the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations; and among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance. [18:24] For the tithe of the children of Israel, which they offer as a heave-offering unto THE GOD, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.

[18:25] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [18:26] Moreover you shalt speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When you take of the children of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up a heave-offering of it for THE GOD, a tithe of the tithe. [18:27] And your heave-offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the grain of the threshing-floor, and as the fulness of the winepress. [18:28] Thus you also shall offer a heave-offering unto THE GOD of all your tithes, which you receive of the children of Israel; and thereof you shall give THE GOD’s heave-offering to Aaron the priest. [18:29] Out of all your gifts you shall offer every heave-offering of THE GOD, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it. [18:30] Therefore you shalt say unto them, When you heave the best thereof from it, then it shall be reckoned unto the Levites as the increase of the threshing-floor, and as the increase of the wine-press. [18:31] And you shall eat it in every place, you and your households: for it is your reward in return for your service in the tent of meeting. [18:32] And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it the best thereof: and you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that you die not.

[19:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, [19:2] This is the statute of the law which THE GOD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke. [19:3] And you shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, and he shall bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face: [19:4] and Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle her blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times. [19:5] And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn: [19:6] and the priest shall take cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer. [19:7] Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even. [19:8] And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even. [19:9] And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place; and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water for impurity: it is a sin-offering. [19:10] And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.

[19:11] He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days: [19:12] the same shall purify himself therewith on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean. [19:13] Whosoever toucheth a dead person, the body of a man that hath died, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of THE GOD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water for impurity was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.

[19:14] This is the law when a man dieth in a tent: every one that cometh into the tent, and every one that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. [19:15] And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean. [19:16] And whosoever in the open field toucheth one that is slain with a sword, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. [19:17] And for the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the sin-offering; and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel: [19:18] and a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched the bone, or the slain, or the dead, or the grave: [19:19] and the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify him; and he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.

[19:20] But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of THE GOD: the water for impurity hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. [19:21] And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them: and he that sprinkleth the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and he that toucheth the water for impurity shall be unclean until even. [19:22] And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.

[20:1] And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. [20:2] And there was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. [20:3] And the people strove with Moses, and spake, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before THE GOD! [20:4] And why have you brought the assembly of THE GOD into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our beasts? [20:5] And wherefore have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink. [20:6] And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tent of meeting, and fell upon their faces: and the glory of THE GOD appeared unto them. [20:7] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [20:8] Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, thou, and Aaron your brother, and speak you unto the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and you shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock; so you shalt give the congregation and their cattle drink. [20:9] And Moses took the rod from before THE GOD, as he commanded him.

[20:10] And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, you rebels; shall we bring you forth water out of this rock? [20:11] And Moses lifted up his hand, and smote the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle. [20:12] And THE GOD said unto Moses and Aaron, Because you believed not in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them. [20:13] These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with THE GOD, and he was sanctified in them.

[20:14] And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith your brother Israel, you knowest all the travail that hath befallen us: [20:15] how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers: [20:16] and when we cried unto THE GOD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of your border. [20:17] Let us pass, I pray thee, through your land: we will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go along the king’s highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed your border. [20:18] And Edom said unto him, you shalt not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against thee. [20:19] And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of your water, I and my cattle, then will I give the price thereof: let me only, without doing anything else, pass through on my feet. [20:20] And he said, you shalt not pass through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand. [20:21] Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

[20:22] And they journeyed from Kadesh: and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came unto mount Hor. [20:23] And THE GOD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, saying, [20:24] Aaron shall be gathered unto his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because you rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah. [20:25] Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor; [20:26] and strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there. [20:27] And Moses did as THE GOD commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. [20:28] And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. [20:29] And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

[21:1] And the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the South, heard tell that Israel came by the way of Atharim; and he fought against Israel, and took some of them captive. [21:2] And Israel vowed a vow unto THE GOD, and said, If you wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities. [21:3] And THE GOD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and the name of the place was called Hormah.

[21:4] And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. [21:5] And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, and there is no water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. [21:6] And THE GOD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. [21:7] And the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, because we have spoken against THE GOD, and against thee; pray unto THE GOD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. [21:8] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Make you a fiery serpent, and set it upon a standard: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he seeth it, shall live. [21:9] And Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it upon the standard: and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked unto the serpent of brass, he lived.

[21:10] And the children of Israel journeyed, and encamped in Oboth. [21:11] And they journeyed from Oboth, and encamped at Iyeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising. [21:12] From thence they journeyed, and encamped in the valley of Zered. [21:13] From thence they journeyed, and encamped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness, that cometh out of the border of the Amorites: for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. [21:14] Wherefore it is said in the book of the Wars of THE GOD,

Vaheb in Suphah,

And the valleys of the Arnon,

[21:15] And the slope of the valleys

That inclineth toward the dwelling of Ar,

And leaneth upon the border of Moab.

[21:16] And from thence they journeyed to Beer: that is the well whereof THE GOD said unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.

[21:17] Then sang Israel this song:

Spring up, O well; sing you unto it:

[21:18] The well, which the princes digged,

Which the nobles of the people delved,

With the sceptre, and with their staves.

And from the wilderness they journeyed to Mattanah; [21:19] and from Mattanah to Nahaliel; and from Nahaliel to Bamoth; [21:20] and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the field of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh down upon the desert.

[21:21] And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, [21:22] Let me pass through your land: we will not turn aside into field, or into vineyard; we will not drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king’s highway, until we have passed your border. [21:23] And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness, and came to Jahaz; and he fought against Israel. [21:24] And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from the Arnon unto the Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. [21:25] And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the towns thereof. [21:26] For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto the Arnon. [21:27] Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say,

Come you to Heshbon;

Let the city of Sihon be built and established:

[21:28] For a fire is gone out of Heshbon,

A flame from the city of Sihon:

It hath devoured Ar of Moab,

The lords of the high places of the Arnon.

[21:29] Woe to thee, Moab!

Thou art undone, O people of Chemosh:

He hath given his sons as fugitives,

And his daughters into captivity,

Unto Sihon king of the Amorites.

[21:30] We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon,

And we have laid waste even unto Nophah,

Which reacheth unto Medeba.

[21:31] Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. [21:32] And Moses sent to spy out Jazer; and they took the towns thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there.

[21:33] And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei. [21:34] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into your hand, and all his people, and his land; and you shalt do to him as you didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon. [21:35] So they smote him, and his sons and all his people, until there was none left him remaining: and they possessed his land.

[22:1] And the children of Israel journeyed, and encamped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho.

[22:2] And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. [22:3] And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel. [22:4] And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now will this multitude lick up all that is round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time. [22:5] And he sent messengers unto Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the River, to the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me. [22:6] Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you blessest is blessed, and he whom you cursest is cursed.

[22:7] And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak. [22:8] And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as THE GOD shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam. [22:9] And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee? [22:10] And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying, [22:11] Behold, the people that is come out of Egypt, it covereth the face of the earth: now, come curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to fight against them, and shall drive them out. [22:12] And God said unto Balaam, you shalt not go with them; you shalt not curse the people; for they are blessed. [22:13] And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land; for THE GOD refuseth to give me leave to go with you. [22:14] And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.

[22:15] And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they. [22:16] And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder you from coming unto me: [22:17] for I will promote you unto very great honor, and whatsoever you sayest unto me I will do: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people. [22:18] And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of THE GOD my God, to do less or more. [22:19] Now therefore, I pray you, tarry you also here this night, that I may know what THE GOD will speak unto me more. [22:20] And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men are come to call thee, rise up, go with them; but only the word which I speak unto thee, that shalt you do.

[22:21] And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. [22:22] And God’s anger was kindled because he went; and the angel of THE GOD placed himself in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him. [22:23] And the ass saw the angel of THE GOD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way. [22:24] Then the angel of THE GOD stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. [22:25] And the ass saw the angel of THE GOD, and she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall: and he smote her again. [22:26] And the angel of THE GOD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. [22:27] And the ass saw the angel of THE GOD, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with his staff. [22:28] And THE GOD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that you have smitten me these three times? [22:29] And Balaam said unto the ass, Because you have mocked me, I would there were a sword in my hand, for now I had killed thee. [22:30] And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I your ass, upon which you have ridden all your life long unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? and he said, Nay.

[22:31] Then THE GOD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of THE GOD standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face. [22:32] And the angel of THE GOD said unto him, Wherefore have you smitten your ass these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary, because your way is perverse before me: [22:33] and the ass saw me, and turned aside before me these three times: unless she had turned aside from me, surely now I had even slain thee, and saved her alive. [22:34] And Balaam said unto the angel of THE GOD, I have sinned; for I knew not that you stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again. [22:35] And the angel of THE GOD said unto Balaam, Go with the men; but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that you shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

[22:36] And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him unto the City of Moab, which is on the border of the Arnon, which is in the utmost part of the border. [22:37] And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto you to call thee? wherefore camest you not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote you to honor? [22:38] And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to speak anything? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak. [22:39] And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kiriath-huzoth. [22:40] And Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.

[22:41] And it came to pass in the morning, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal; and he saw from thence the utmost part of the people.

[23:1] And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. [23:2] And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. [23:3] And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by your burnt-offering, and I will go: peradventure THE GOD will come to meet me; and whatsoever he showeth me I will tell thee. And he went to a bare height. [23:4] And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar. [23:5] And THE GOD put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus you shalt speak. [23:6] And he returned unto him, and, lo, he was standing by his burnt-offering, he, and all the princes of Moab. [23:7] And he took up his parable, and said, From Aram hath Balak brought me, The king of Moab from the mountains of the East: Come, curse me Jacob, And come, defy Israel. [23:8] How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? And how shall I defy, whom THE GOD hath not defied? [23:9] For from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him:
Lo, it is a people that dwelleth alone, And shall not be reckoned among the nations. [23:10] Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, And let my last end be like his! [23:11] And Balak said unto Balaam, What have you done unto me? I took you to curse mine enemies, and, behold, you have blessed them altogether. [23:12] And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which THE GOD putteth in my mouth?

[23:13] And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence you mayest see them; you shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence. [23:14] And he took him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar. [23:15] And he said unto Balak, Stand here by your burnt-offering, while I meet THE GOD yonder. [23:16] And THE GOD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus shalt you speak. [23:17] And he came to him, and, lo, he was standing by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath THE GOD spoken? [23:18] And he took up his parable, and said,

Rise up, Balak, and hear;

Hearken unto me, you son of Zippor:

[23:19] God is not a man, that he should lie,

Neither the son of man, that he should repent:

Hath he said, and will he not do it?

Or hath he spoken, and will he not make it good?

[23:20] Behold, I have received commandment to bless:

And he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

[23:21] He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob;

Neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel:

THE GOD his God is with him,

And the shout of a king is among them.

[23:22] God bringeth them forth out of Egypt;

He hath as it were the strength of the wild-ox.

[23:23] Surely there is no enchantment with Jacob;

Neither is there any divination with Israel:

Now shalt it be said of Jacob and of Israel,

What hath God wrought!

[23:24] Behold, the people riseth up as a lioness,

And as a lion doth he lift himself up:

He shall not lie down until he eat of the prey,

And drink the blood of the slain.

[23:25] And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all. [23:26] But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that THE GOD speaketh, that I must do? [23:27] And Balak said unto Balaam, Come now, I will take you unto another place; peradventure it will please God that you mayest curse me them from thence. [23:28] And Balak took Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh down upon the desert. [23:29] And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. [23:30] And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.

[24:1] And when Balaam saw that it pleased THE GOD to bless Israel, he went not, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness. [24:2] And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes; and the Spirit of God came upon him. [24:3] And he took up his parable, and said,

Balaam the son of Beor saith,

And the man whose eye was closed saith;

[24:4] He saith, who heareth the words of God,

Who seeth the vision of the Almighty,

Falling down, and having his eyes open:

[24:5] How goodly are your tents, O Jacob,

Thy tabernacles, O Israel!

[24:6] As valleys are they spread forth,

As gardens by the river-side,

As lign-aloes which THE GOD hath planted,

As cedar-trees beside the waters.

[24:7] Water shall flow from his buckets,

And his seed shall be in many waters,

And his king shall be higher than Agag,

And his kingdom shall be exalted.

[24:8] God bringeth him forth out of Egypt;

He hath as it were the strength of the wild-ox:

He shall eat up the nations his adversaries,

And shall break their bones in pieces,

And smite them through with his arrows.

[24:9] He couched, he lay down as a lion,

And as a lioness; who shall rouse him up?

Blessed be every one that blesseth thee,

And cursed be every one that curseth thee.

[24:10] And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together; and Balak said unto Balaam, I called you to curse mine enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times. [24:11] Therefore now flee you to your place: I thought to promote you unto great honor; but, lo, THE GOD hath kept you back from honor. [24:12] And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to your messengers that you sentest unto me, saying, [24:13] If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of THE GOD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; what THE GOD speaketh, that will I speak? [24:14] And now, behold, I go unto my people: come, and I will advertise you what this people shall do to your people in the latter days. [24:15] And he took up his parable, and said,

Balaam the son of Beor saith,

And the man whose eye was closed saith;

[24:16] He saith, who heareth the words of God,

And knoweth the knowledge of the Most High,

Who seeth the vision of the Almighty,

Falling down, and having his eyes open:

[24:17] I see him, but not now;

I behold him, but not nigh:

There shall come forth a star out of Jacob,

And a sceptre shall rise out of Israel,

And shall smite through the corners of Moab,

And break down all the sons of tumult.

[24:18] And Edom shall be a possession,

Seir also shall be a possession, who were his enemies;

While Israel doeth valiantly.

[24:19] And out of Jacob shall one have dominion,

And shall destroy the remnant from the city.

[24:20] And he looked on Amalek, and took up his parable, and said,

Amalek was the first of the nations;

But his latter end shall come to destruction.

[24:21] And he looked on the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said,

Strong is your dwelling-place,

And your nest is set in the rock.

[24:22] Nevertheless Kain shall be wasted,

Until Asshur shall carry you away captive.

[24:23] And he took up his parable, and said,

Alas, who shall live when God doeth this?

[24:24] But ships shall come from the coast of Kittim,

And they shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber;

And he also shall come to destruction.

[24:25] And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place; and Balak also went his way.

[25:1] And Israel abode in Shittim; and the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab: [25:2] for they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods; and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. [25:3] And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of THE GOD was kindled against Israel. [25:4] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them up unto THE GOD before the sun, that the fierce anger of THE GOD may turn away from Israel. [25:5] And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay you every one his men that have joined themselves unto Baal-peor.

[25:6] And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, while they were weeping at the door of the tent of meeting. [25:7] And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from the midst of the congregation, and took a spear in his hand; [25:8] and he went after the man of Israel into the pavilion, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. [25:9] And those that died by the plague were twenty and four thousand.

[25:10] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [25:11] Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. [25:12] Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: [25:13] and it shall be unto him, and to his seed after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.

[25:14] Now the name of the man of Israel that was slain, who was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a fathers’ house among the Simeonites. [25:15] And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head of the people of a fathers’ house in Midian.

[25:16] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [25:17] Vex the Midianites, and smite them; [25:18] for they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague in the matter of Peor.

[26:1] And it came to pass after the plague, that THE GOD spake unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying, [26:2] Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers’ houses, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel. [26:3] And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, [26:4] Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as THE GOD commanded Moses and the children of Israel, that came forth out of the land of Egypt.

[26:5] Reuben, the first-born of Israel; the sons of Reuben: of Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites; [26:6] of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. [26:7] These are the families of the Reubenites; and they that were numbered of them were forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty. [26:8] And the sons of Pallu: Eliab. [26:9] And the sons of Eliab: Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. These are that Dathan and Abiram, who were called of the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against THE GOD, [26:10] and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died; what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men, and they became a sign. [26:11] Notwithstanding, the sons of Korah died not.

[26:12] The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites; [26:13] of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. [26:14] These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.

[26:15] The sons of Gad after their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites; [26:16] of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites; [26:17] of Arod, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites. [26:18] These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred.

[26:19] The sons of Judah: Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. [26:20] And the sons of Judah after their families were: of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Perezites; of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites. [26:21] And the sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. [26:22] These are the families of Judah according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.

[26:23] The sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the family of the Punites; [26:24] of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. [26:25] These are the families of Issachar according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred.

[26:26] The sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Seredites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. [26:27] These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and five hundred.

[26:28] The sons of Joseph after their families: Manasseh and Ephraim. [26:29] The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and Machir begat Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites. [26:30] These are the sons of Gilead: of Iezer, the family of the Iezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites; [26:31] and of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites; [26:32] and of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites. [26:33] And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. [26:34] These are the families of Manasseh; and they that were numbered of them were fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.

[26:35] These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites; of Becher, the family of the Becherites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites. [26:36] And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites. [26:37] These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families.

[26:38] The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites; [26:39] of Shephupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites. [26:40] And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites; of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. [26:41] These are the sons of Benjamin after their families; and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and six hundred.

[26:42] These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan after their families. [26:43] All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those that were numbered of them, were threescore and four thousand and four hundred.

[26:44] The sons of Asher after their families: of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Berites. [26:45] Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites. [26:46] And the name of the daughter of Asher was Serah. [26:47] These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those that were numbered of them, fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

[26:48] The sons of Naphtali after their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites; [26:49] of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites. [26:50] These are the families of Naphtali according to their families; and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and four hundred.

[26:51] These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

[26:52] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [26:53] Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. [26:54] To the more you shalt give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shalt give the less inheritance: to every one according to those that were numbered of him shall his inheritance be given. [26:55] Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. [26:56] According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.

[26:57] And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites. [26:58] These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korahites. And Kohath begat Amram. [26:59] And the name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister. [26:60] And unto Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. [26:61] And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before THE GOD. [26:62] And they that were numbered of them were twenty and three thousand, every male from a month old and upward: for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.

[26:63] These are they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. [26:64] But among these there was not a man of them that were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. [26:65] For THE GOD had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

[27:1] Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. [27:2] And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, at the door of the tent of meeting, saying, [27:3] Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not among the company of them that gathered themselves together against THE GOD in the company of Korah: but he died in his own sin; and he had no sons. [27:4] Why should the name of our father be taken away from among his family, because he had no son? Give unto us a possession among the brethren of our father. [27:5] And Moses brought their cause before THE GOD.

[27:6] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [27:7] The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: you shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and you shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them. [27:8] And you shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter. [27:9] And if he have no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance unto his brethren. [27:10] And if he have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance unto his father’s brethren. [27:11] And if his father have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute and ordinance, as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[27:12] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Get you up into this mountain of Abarim, and behold the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. [27:13] And when you have seen it, you also shalt be gathered unto your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered; [27:14] because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the waters before their eyes. (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.) [27:15] And Moses spake unto THE GOD, saying, [27:16] Let THE GOD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation, [27:17] who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in; that the congregation of THE GOD be not as sheep which have no shepherd. [27:18] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Take you Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand upon him; [27:19] and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight. [27:20] And you shalt put of your honor upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may obey. [27:21] And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before THE GOD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation. [27:22] And Moses did as THE GOD commanded him; and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation: [27:23] and he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as THE GOD spake by Moses.

[28:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [28:2] Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My oblation, my food for my offerings made by fire, of a sweet savor unto me, shall you observe to offer unto me in their due season. [28:3] And you shalt say unto them, This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer unto THE GOD: he-lambs a year old without blemish, two day by day, for a continual burnt-offering. [28:4] The one lamb shalt you offer in the morning, and the other lamb shalt you offer at even; [28:5] and the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil. [28:6] It is a continual burnt-offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto THE GOD. [28:7] And the drink-offering thereof shall be the fourth part of a hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt you pour out a drink-offering of strong drink unto THE GOD. [28:8] And the other lamb shalt you offer at even: as the meal-offering of the morning, and as the drink-offering thereof, you shalt offer it, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD.

[28:9] And on the sabbath day two he-lambs a year old without blemish, and two tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, and the drink-offering thereof: [28:10] this is the burnt-offering of every sabbath, besides the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering thereof.

[28:11] And in the beginnings of your months you shall offer a burnt-offering unto THE GOD: two young bullocks, and one ram, seven he-lambs a year old without blemish; [28:12] and three tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, for each bullock; and two tenth parts of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, for the one ram; [28:13] and a tenth part of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering unto every lamb; for a burnt-offering of a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto THE GOD. [28:14] And their drink-offerings shall be half a hin of wine for a bullock, and the third part of a hin for the ram, and the fourth part of a hin for a lamb: this is the burnt-offering of every month throughout the months of the year. [28:15] And one he-goat for a sin-offering unto THE GOD; it shall be offered besides the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering thereof.

[28:16] And in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, is THE GOD’s passover. [28:17] And on the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. [28:18] In the first day shall be a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work; [28:19] but you shall offer an offering made by fire, a burnt-offering unto THE GOD: two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven he-lambs a year old; they shall be unto you without blemish; [28:20] and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil: three tenth parts shall you offer for a bullock, and two tenth parts for the ram; [28:21] a tenth part shalt you offer for every lamb of the seven lambs; [28:22] and one he-goat for a sin-offering, to make atonement for you. [28:23] You shall offer these besides the burnt-offering of the morning, which is for a continual burnt-offering. [28:24] After this manner you shall offer daily, for seven days, the food of the offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD: it shall be offered besides the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering thereof. [28:25] And on the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work.

[28:26] Also in the day of the first-fruits, when you offer a new meal-offering unto THE GOD in your feast of weeks, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work; [28:27] but you shall offer a burnt-offering for a sweet savor unto THE GOD: two young bullocks, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old; [28:28] and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for each bullock, two tenth parts for the one ram, [28:29] a tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs; [28:30] one he-goat, to make atonement for you. [28:31] Besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, you shall offer them (they shall be unto you without blemish), and their drink-offerings.

[29:1] And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing of trumpets unto you. [29:2] And you shall offer a burnt-offering for a sweet savor unto THE GOD: one young bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old without blemish; [29:3] and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for the bullock, two tenth parts for the ram, [29:4] and one tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs; [29:5] and one he-goat for a sin-offering, to make atonement for you; [29:6] besides the burnt-offering of the new moon, and the meal-offering thereof, and the continual burnt-offering and the meal-offering thereof, and their drink-offerings, according unto their ordinance, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto THE GOD.

[29:7] And on the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; and you shall afflict your souls: you shall do no manner of work; [29:8] but you shall offer a burnt-offering unto THE GOD for a sweet savor: one young bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old; they shall be unto you without blemish; [29:9] and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for the bullock, two tenth parts for the one ram, [29:10] a tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs: [29:11] one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the sin-offering of atonement, and the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and their drink-offerings.

[29:12] And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work, and you shall keep a feast unto THE GOD seven days: [29:13] and you shall offer a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD; thirteen young bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old; they shall be without blemish; [29:14] and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth parts for each ram of the two rams, [29:15] and a tenth part for every lamb of the fourteen lambs; [29:16] and one he-goat for a sin-offering, besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof.

[29:17] And on the second day you shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; [29:18] and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; [29:19] and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and their drink-offerings.

[29:20] And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; [29:21] and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; [29:22] and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof.

[29:23] And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; [29:24] their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; [29:25] and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof.

[29:26] And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; [29:27] and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; [29:28] and one he-goat for a sin-offering, besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof.

[29:29] And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; [29:30] and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; [29:31] and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offerings thereof.

[29:32] And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; [29:33] and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; [29:34] and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof.

[29:35] On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly: you shall do no servile work; [29:36] but you shall offer a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto THE GOD: one bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old without blemish; [29:37] their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the ordinance: [29:38] and one he-goat for a sin-offering, besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof.

[29:39] These you shall offer unto THE GOD in your set feasts, besides your vows, and your freewill-offerings, for your burnt-offerings, and for your meal-offerings, and for your drink-offerings, and for your peace-offerings. [29:40] And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that THE GOD commanded Moses.

[30:1] And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which THE GOD hath commanded. [30:2] When a man voweth a vow unto THE GOD, or sweareth an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth. [30:3] Also when a woman voweth a vow unto THE GOD, and bindeth herself by a bond, being in her father’s house, in her youth, [30:4] and her father heareth her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father holdeth his peace at her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand. [30:5] But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth, none of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and THE GOD will forgive her, because her father disallowed her.

[30:6] And if she be married to a husband, while her vows are upon her, or the rash utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul, [30:7] and her husband hear it, and hold his peace at her in the day that he heareth it; then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand. [30:8] But if her husband disallow her in the day that he heareth it, then he shall make void her vow which is upon her, and the rash utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul: and THE GOD will forgive her. [30:9] But the vow of a widow, or of her that is divorced, even everything wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand against her. [30:10] And if she vowed in her husband’s house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath, [30:11] and her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand. [30:12] But if her husband made them null and void in the day that he heard them, then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and THE GOD will forgive her.

[30:13] Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void. [30:14] But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day, then he establisheth all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he hath established them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them. [30:15] But if he shall make them null and void after that he hath heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity. [30:16] These are the statutes, which THE GOD commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between a father and his daughter, being in her youth, in her father’s house.

[31:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [31:2] Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt you be gathered unto your people. [31:3] And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm you men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian, to execute THE GOD’s vengeance on Midian. [31:4] Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall you send to the war. [31:5] So there were delivered, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. [31:6] And Moses sent them, a thousand of every tribe, to the war, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand. [31:7] And they warred against Midian, as THE GOD commanded Moses; and they slew every male. [31:8] And they slew the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain: Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword. [31:9] And the children of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods, they took for a prey. [31:10] And all their cities in the places wherein they dwelt, and all their encampments, they burnt with fire. [31:11] And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of man and of beast. [31:12] And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and unto Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan at Jericho.

[31:13] And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp. [31:14] And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who came from the service of the war. [31:15] And Moses said unto them, Have you saved all the women alive? [31:16] Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against THE GOD in the matter of Peor, and so the plague was among the congregation of THE GOD. [31:17] Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. [31:18] But all the women-children, that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. [31:19] And encamp you without the camp seven days: whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify yourselves on the third day and on the seventh day, you and your captives. [31:20] And as to every garment, and all that is made of skin, and all work of goats’ hair, and all things made of wood, you shall purify yourselves.

[31:21] And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war that went to the battle, This is the statute of the law which THE GOD hath commanded Moses: [31:22] howbeit the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead, [31:23] everything that may abide the fire, you shall make to go through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless it shall be purified with the water for impurity: and all that abideth not the fire you shall make to go through the water. [31:24] And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and you shall be clean; and afterward you shall come into the camp.

[31:25] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [31:26] Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the heads of the fathers’ houses of the congregation; [31:27] and divide the prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war, that went out to battle, and all the congregation. [31:28] And levy a tribute unto THE GOD of the men of war that went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the oxen, and of the asses, and of the flocks: [31:29] take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for THE GOD’s heave-offering. [31:30] And of the children of Israel’s half, you shalt take one drawn out of every fifty, of the persons, of the oxen, of the asses, and of the flocks, even of all the cattle, and give them unto the Levites, that keep the charge of the tabernacle of THE GOD. [31:31] And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[31:32] Now the prey, over and above the booty which the men of war took, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep, [31:33] and threescore and twelve thousand oxen, [31:34] and threescore and one thousand asses, [31:35] and thirty and two thousand persons in all, of the women that had not known man by lying with him. [31:36] And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep: [31:37] and THE GOD’s tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen. [31:38] And the oxen were thirty and six thousand; of which THE GOD’s tribute was threescore and twelve. [31:39] And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which THE GOD’s tribute was threescore and one. [31:40] And the persons were sixteen thousand; of whom THE GOD’s tribute was thirty and two persons. [31:41] And Moses gave the tribute, which was THE GOD’s heave-offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[31:42] And of the children of Israel’s half, which Moses divided off from the men that warred [31:43] (now the congregation’s half was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand, seven thousand and five hundred sheep, [31:44] and thirty and six thousand oxen, [31:45] and thirty thousand and five hundred asses, [31:46] and sixteen thousand persons), [31:47] even of the children of Israel’s half, Moses took one drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, that kept the charge of the tabernacle of THE GOD; as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[31:48] And the officers that were over the thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses; [31:49] and they said unto Moses, your servants have taken the sum of the men of war that are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us. [31:50] And we have brought THE GOD’s oblation, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, ankle-chains, and bracelets, signet-rings, ear-rings, and armlets, to make atonement for our souls before THE GOD. [31:51] And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels. [31:52] And all the gold of the heave-offering that they offered up to THE GOD, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels. [31:53] (For the men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.) [31:54] And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tent of meeting, for a memorial for the children of Israel before THE GOD.

[32:1] Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle; [32:2] the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying, [32:3] Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Sebam, and Nebo, and Beon, [32:4] the land which THE GOD smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle; and your servants have cattle. [32:5] And they said, If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given unto your servants for a possession; bring us not over the Jordan.

[32:6] And Moses said unto the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to the war, and shall you sit here? [32:7] And wherefore discourage you the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which THE GOD hath given them? [32:8] Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land. [32:9] For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which THE GOD had given them. [32:10] And THE GOD’s anger was kindled in that day, and he sware, saying, [32:11] Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me: [32:12] save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua the son of Nun; because they have wholly followed THE GOD. [32:13] And THE GOD’s anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander to and fro in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of THE GOD, was consumed. [32:14] And, behold, you are risen up in your fathers’ stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of THE GOD toward Israel. [32:15] For if you turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and you will destroy all this people.

[32:16] And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones: [32:17] but we ourselves will be ready armed to go before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land. [32:18] We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance. [32:19] For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan, and forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side of the Jordan eastward.

[32:20] And Moses said unto them, If you will do this thing, if you will arm yourselves to go before THE GOD to the war, [32:21] and every armed man of you will pass over the Jordan before THE GOD, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him, [32:22] and the land is subdued before THE GOD; then afterward you shall return, and be guiltless towards THE GOD, and towards Israel; and this land shall be unto you for a possession before THE GOD. [32:23] But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against THE GOD; and be sure your sin will find you out. [32:24] Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth. [32:25] And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, your servants will do as my lord commandeth. [32:26] Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead; [32:27] but your servants will pass over, every man that is armed for war, before THE GOD to battle, as my lord saith.

[32:28] So Moses gave charge concerning them to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers’ houses of the tribes of the children of Israel. [32:29] And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over the Jordan, every man that is armed to battle, before THE GOD, and the land shall be subdued before you; then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession: [32:30] but if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan. [32:31] And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As THE GOD hath said unto your servants, so will we do. [32:32] We will pass over armed before THE GOD into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us beyond the Jordan.

[32:33] And Moses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto the half-tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, according to the cities thereof with their borders, even the cities of the land round about. [32:34] And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer, [32:35] and Atrothshophan, and Jazer, and Jogbehah, [32:36] and Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran: fortified cities, and folds for sheep. [32:37] And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kiriathaim, [32:38] and Nebo, and Baal-meon, (their names being changed,) and Sibmah: and they gave other names unto the cities which they builded. [32:39] And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorites that were therein. [32:40] And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein. [32:41] And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the towns thereof, and called them Havvoth-jair. [32:42] And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

[33:1] These are the journeys of the children of Israel, when they went forth out of the land of Egypt by their hosts under the hand of Moses and Aaron. [33:2] And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of THE GOD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out. [33:3] And they journeyed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians, [33:4] while the Egyptians were burying all their first-born, whom THE GOD had smitten among them: upon their gods also THE GOD executed judgments.

[33:5] And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses, and encamped in Succoth. [33:6] And they journeyed from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness. [33:7] And they journeyed from Etham, and turned back unto Pihahiroth, which is before Baal-zephon: and they encamped before Migdol. [33:8] And they journeyed from before Hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness: and they went three days’ journey in the wilderness of Etham, and encamped in Marah. [33:9] And they journeyed from Marah, and came unto Elim: and in Elim were twelve springs of water, and threescore and ten palm-trees; and they encamped there. [33:10] And they journeyed from Elim, and encamped by the Red Sea. [33:11] And they journeyed from the Red Sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin. [33:12] And they journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah. [33:13] And they journeyed from Dophkah, and encamped in Alush. [33:14] And they journeyed from Alush, and encamped in Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drink. [33:15] And they journeyed from Rephidim, and encamped in the wilderness of Sinai. [33:16] And they journeyed from the wilderness of Sinai, and encamped in Kibroth-hattaavah. [33:17] And they journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah, and encamped in Hazeroth. [33:18] And they journeyed from Hazeroth, and encamped in Rithmah. [33:19] And they journeyed from Rithmah, and encamped in Rimmon-perez. [33:20] And they journeyed from Rimmon-perez, and encamped in Libnah. [33:21] And they journeyed from Libnah, and encamped in Rissah. [33:22] And they journeyed from Rissah, and encamped in Kehelathah. [33:23] And they journeyed from Kehelathah, and encamped in mount Shepher. [33:24] And they journeyed from mount Shepher, and encamped in Haradah. [33:25] And they journeyed from Haradah, and encamped in Makheloth. [33:26] And they journeyed from Makheloth, and encamped in Tahath. [33:27] And they journeyed from Tahath, and encamped in Terah. [33:28] And they journeyed from Terah, and encamped in Mithkah. [33:29] And they journeyed from Mithkah, and encamped in Hashmonah. [33:30] And they journeyed from Hashmonah, and encamped in Moseroth. [33:31] And they journeyed from Moseroth, and encamped in Bene-jaakan. [33:32] And they journeyed from Bene-jaakan, and encamped in Hor-haggidgad. [33:33] And they journeyed from Hor-haggidgad, and encamped in Jotbathah. [33:34] And they journeyed from Jotbathah, and encamped in Abronah. [33:35] And they journeyed from Abronah, and encamped in Ezion-geber. [33:36] And they journeyed from Ezion-geber, and encamped in the wilderness of Zin (the same is Kadesh). [33:37] And they journeyed from Kadesh, and encamped in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.

[33:38] And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of THE GOD, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, on the first day of the month. [33:39] And Aaron was a hundred and twenty and three years old when he died in mount Hor.

[33:40] And the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the South in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.

[33:41] And they journeyed from mount Hor, and encamped in Zalmonah. [33:42] And they journeyed from Zalmonah, and encamped in Punon. [33:43] And they journeyed from Punon, and encamped in Oboth. [33:44] And they journeyed from Oboth, and encamped in Iye-abarim, in the border of Moab. [33:45] And they journeyed from Iyim, and encamped in Dibon-gad. [33:46] And they journeyed from Dibon-gad, and encamped in Almon-diblathaim. [33:47] And they journeyed from Almon-diblathaim, and encamped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo. [33:48] And they journeyed from the mountains of Abarim, and encamped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. [33:49] And they encamped by the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth even unto Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.

[33:50] And THE GOD spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, [33:51] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, [33:52] then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured stones, and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places: [33:53] and you shall take possession of the land, and dwell therein; for unto you have I given the land to possess it. [33:54] And you shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shalt give the less inheritance: wheresoever the lot falleth to any man, that shall be his; according to the tribes of your fathers shall you inherit. [33:55] But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then shall those that you let remain of them be as pricks in your eyes, and as thorns in your sides, and they shall vex you in the land wherein you dwell. [33:56] And it shall come to pass, that, as I thought to do unto them, so will I do unto you.

[34:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [34:2] Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land of Canaan (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan according to the borders thereof), [34:3] then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the side of Edom, and your south border shall be from the end of the Salt Sea eastward; [34:4] and your border shall turn about southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass along to Zin; and the goings out thereof shall be southward of Kadesh-barnea; and it shall go forth to Hazar-addar, and pass along to Azmon; [34:5] and the border shall turn about from Azmon unto the brook of Egypt, and the goings out thereof shall be at the sea.

[34:6] And for the western border, you shall have the great sea and the border thereof: this shall be your west border.

[34:7] And this shall be your north border: from the great sea you shall mark out for you mount Hor; [34:8] from mount Hor you shall mark out unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings out of the border shall be at Zedad; [34:9] and the border shall go forth to Ziphron, and the goings out thereof shall be at Hazar-enan: this shall be your north border.

[34:10] And you shall mark out your east border from Hazar-enan to Shepham; [34:11] and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall go down, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward; [34:12] and the border shall go down to the Jordan, and the goings out thereof shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land according to the borders thereof round about.

[34:13] And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which THE GOD hath commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half-tribe; [34:14] for the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their fathers’ houses, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to their fathers’ houses, have received, and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received, their inheritance: [34:15] the two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan at Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.

[34:16] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [34:17] These are the names of the men that shall divide the land unto you for inheritance: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun. [34:18] And you shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land for inheritance. [34:19] And these are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. [34:20] And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud. [34:21] Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon. [34:22] And of the tribe of the children of Dan a prince, Bukki the son of Jogli. [34:23] Of the children of Joseph: of the tribe of the children of Manasseh a prince, Hanniel the son of Ephod. [34:24] And of the tribe of the children of Ephraim a prince, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan. [34:25] And of the tribe of the children of Zebulun a prince, Elizaphan the son of Parnach. [34:26] And of the tribe of the children of Issachar a prince, Paltiel the son of Azzan. [34:27] And of the tribe of the children of Asher a prince, Ahihud the son of Shelomi. [34:28] And of the tribe of the children of Naphtali a prince, Pedahel the son of Ammihud. [34:29] These are they whom THE GOD commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

[35:1] And THE GOD spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, [35:2] Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and suburbs for the cities round about them shall you give unto the Levites. [35:3] And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and their suburbs shall be for their cattle, and for their substance, and for all their beasts. [35:4] And the suburbs of the cities, which you shall give unto the Levites, shall be from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about. [35:5] And you shall measure without the city for the east side two thousand cubits, and for the south side two thousand cubits, and for the west side two thousand cubits, and for the north side two thousand cubits, the city being in the midst. This shall be to them the suburbs of the cities. [35:6] And the cities which you shall give unto the Levites, they shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee unto: and besides them you shall give forty and two cities. [35:7] All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities; them shall you give with their suburbs. [35:8] And concerning the cities which you shall give of the possession of the children of Israel, from the many you shall take many; and from the few you shall take few: every one according to his inheritance which he inheriteth shall give of his cities unto the Levites. [35:9] And THE GOD spake unto Moses, saying, [35:10] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, [35:11] then you shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer that killeth any person unwittingly may flee thither. [35:12] And the cities shall be unto you for refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation for judgment. [35:13] And the cities which you shall give shall be for you six cities of refuge. [35:14] You shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities shall you give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge. [35:15] For the children of Israel, and for the stranger and for the sojourner among them, shall these six cities be for refuge; that every one that killeth any person unwittingly may flee thither. [35:16] But if he smote him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. [35:17] And if he smote him with a stone in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. [35:18] Or if he smote him with a weapon of wood in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. [35:19] The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death: when he meeteth him, he shall put him to death. [35:20] And if he thrust him of hatred, or hurled at him, lying in wait, so that he died, [35:21] or in enmity smote him with his hand, so that he died; he that smote him shall surely be put to death; he is a murderer: the avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death, when he meeteth him.

[35:22] But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or hurled upon him anything without lying in wait, [35:23] or with any stone, whereby a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, so that he died, and he was not his enemy, neither sought his harm; [35:24] then the congregation shall judge between the smiter and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances; [35:25] and the congregation shall deliver the manslayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge, whither he was fled: and he shall dwell therein until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil. [35:26] But if the manslayer shall at any time go beyond the border of his city of refuge, whither he fleeth, [35:27] and the avenger of blood find him without the border of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood slay the manslayer; he shall not be guilty of blood, [35:28] because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return into the land of his possession.

[35:29] And these things shall be for a statute and ordinance unto you throughout your generations in all your dwellings. [35:30] Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person that he die. [35:31] Moreover you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer, that is guilty of death; but he shall surely be put to death. [35:32] And you shall take no ransom for him that is fled to his city of refuge, that he may come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest. [35:33] So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood, it polluteth the land; and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it. [35:34] And you shalt not defile the land which you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell: for I, THE GOD, dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.

[36:1] And the heads of the fathers’ houses of the family of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and before the princes, the heads of the fathers’ houses of the children of Israel: [36:2] and they said, THE GOD commanded my lord to give the land for inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by THE GOD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters. [36:3] And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of our fathers, and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will it be taken away from the lot of our inheritance. [36:4] And when the jubilee of the children of Israel shall be, then will their inheritance be added unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.

[36:5] And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of THE GOD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph speaketh right. [36:6] This is the thing which THE GOD doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them be married to whom they think best; only into the family of the tribe of their father shall they be married. [36:7] So shall no inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe; for the children of Israel shall cleave every one to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. [36:8] And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may possess every man the inheritance of his fathers. [36:9] So shall no inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; for the tribes of the children of Israel shall cleave every one to his own inheritance.

[36:10] Even as THE GOD commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad: [36:11] for Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married unto their father’s brothers’ sons. [36:12] They were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father.

[36:13] These are the commandments and the ordinances which THE GOD commanded by Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.

 

The Book of Deuteronomy

[1:1] These are the words which Moses spake unto all Israel beyond the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah over against Suph, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Di-zahab. [1:2] It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea. [1:3] And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that THE GOD had given him in commandment unto them; [1:4] after he had smitten Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who dwelt in Ashtaroth, at Edrei. [1:5] Beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying, [1:6] THE GOD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, You have dwelt long enough in this mountain: [1:7] turn you, and take your journey, and go to the hill-country of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the Arabah, in the hill-country, and in the lowland, and in the South, and by the sea-shore, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates. [1:8] Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which THE GOD sware unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.

[1:9] And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone: [1:10] THE GOD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, you are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude. [1:11] THE GOD, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are, and bless you, as he hath promised you! [1:12] How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife? [1:13] Take you wise men, and understanding, and known, according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you. [1:14] And you answered me, and said, The thing which you have spoken is good for us to do. [1:15] So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes. [1:16] And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and the sojourner that is with him. [1:17] You shall not respect persons in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike; you shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you you shall bring unto me, and I will hear it. [1:18] And I commanded you at that time all the things which you should do. [1:19] And we journeyed from Horeb, and went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw, by the way to the hill-country of the Amorites, as THE GOD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea. [1:20] And I said unto you, You are come unto the hill-country of the Amorites, which THE GOD our God giveth unto us. [1:21] Behold, THE GOD your God hath set the land before thee: go up, take possession, as THE GOD, the God of your fathers, hath spoken unto thee; fear not, neither be dismayed. [1:22] And you came near unto me every one of you, and said, Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up, and the cities unto which we shall come. [1:23] And the thing pleased me well; and I took twelve men of you, one man for every tribe: [1:24] and they turned and went up into the hill-country, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and spied it out. [1:25] And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which THE GOD our God giveth unto us.

[1:26] Yet you would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of THE GOD your God: [1:27] and you murmured in your tents, and said, Because THE GOD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. [1:28] Whither are we going up? our brethren have made our heart to melt, saying, The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there. [1:29] Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them. [1:30] THE GOD your God who goeth before you, he will fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, [1:31] and in the wilderness, where you have seen how that THE GOD your God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that you went, until you came unto this place. [1:32] Yet in this thing you did not believe THE GOD your God, [1:33] who went before you in the way, to seek you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way you should go, and in the cloud by day.

[1:34] And THE GOD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying, [1:35] Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see the good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers, [1:36] save Caleb the son of Jephunneh: he shall see it; and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed THE GOD. [1:37] Also THE GOD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, you also shalt not go in thither: [1:38] Joshua the son of Nun, who standeth before thee, he shall go in thither: encourage you him; for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. [1:39] Moreover your little ones, that you said should be a prey, and your children, that this day have no knowledge of good or evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it. [1:40] But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.

[1:41] Then you answered and said unto me, We have sinned against THE GOD, we will go up and fight, according to all that THE GOD our God commanded us. And you girded on every man his weapons of war, and were forward to go up into the hill-country. [1:42] And THE GOD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest you be smitten before your enemies. [1:43] So I spake unto you, and you hearkened not; but you rebelled against the commandment of THE GOD, and were presumptuous, and went up into the hill-country. [1:44] And the Amorites, that dwelt in that hill-country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even unto Hormah. [1:45] And you returned and wept before THE GOD; but THE GOD hearkened not to your voice, nor gave ear unto you. [1:46] So you abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that you abode there.

[2:1] Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as THE GOD spake unto me; and we compassed mount Seir many days. [2:2] And THE GOD spake unto me, saying, [2:3] You have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. [2:4] And command you the people, saying, You are to pass through the border of your brethren the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir; and they will be afraid of you: take you good heed unto yourselves therefore; [2:5] contend not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession. [2:6] You shall purchase food of them for money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water of them for money, that you may drink. [2:7] For THE GOD your God hath blessed you in all the work of your hand; he hath known your walking through this great wilderness: these forty years THE GOD your God hath been with thee; you have lacked nothing. [2:8] So we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir, from the way of the Arabah from Elath and from Ezion-geber.

And we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. [2:9] And THE GOD said unto me, Vex not Moab, neither contend with them in battle; for I will not give you of his land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession. [2:10] (The Emim dwelt therein aforetime, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim: [2:11] these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the Moabites call them Emim. [2:12] The Horites also dwelt in Seir aforetime, but the children of Esau succeeded them; and they destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which THE GOD gave unto them.) [2:13] Now rise up, and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered. [2:14] And the days in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, were thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were consumed from the midst of the camp, as THE GOD sware unto them. [2:15] Moreover the hand of THE GOD was against them, to destroy them from the midst of the camp, until they were consumed.

[2:16] So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people, [2:17] that THE GOD spake unto me, saying, [2:18] you art this day to pass over Ar, the border of Moab: [2:19] and when you comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, vex them not, nor contend with them; for I will not give you of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession. [2:20] (That also is accounted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim dwelt therein aforetime; but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim, [2:21] a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim; but THE GOD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead; [2:22] as he did for the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir, when he destroyed the Horites from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day: [2:23] and the Avvim, that dwelt in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorim, that came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.) [2:24] Rise you up, take your journey, and pass over the valley of the Arnon: behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land; begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle. [2:25] This day will I begin to put the dread of you and the fear of you upon the peoples that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear the report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.

[2:26] And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying, [2:27] Let me pass through your land: I will go along by the highway, I will turn neither unto the right hand nor to the left. [2:28] you shalt sell me food for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only let me pass through on my feet, [2:29] as the children of Esau that dwell in Seir, and the Moabites that dwell in Ar, did unto me; until I shall pass over the Jordan into the land which THE GOD our God giveth us. [2:30] But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him; for THE GOD your God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into your hand, as at this day. [2:31] And THE GOD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to deliver up Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that you mayest inherit his land. [2:32] Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, unto battle at Jahaz. [2:33] And THE GOD our God delivered him up before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. [2:34] And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones; we left none remaining: [2:35] only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, with the spoil of the cities which we had taken. [2:36] From Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and from the city that is in the valley, even unto Gilead, there was not a city too high for us; THE GOD our God delivered up all before us: [2:37] only to the land of the children of Ammon you camest not near; all the side of the river Jabbok, and the cities of the hill-country, and wheresoever THE GOD our God forbade us.

[3:1] Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, unto battle at Edrei. [3:2] And THE GOD said unto me, Fear him not; for I have delivered him, and all his people, and his land, into your hand; and you shalt do unto him as you didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon. [3:3] So THE GOD our God delivered into our hand Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining. [3:4] And we took all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we took not from them; threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. [3:5] All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides the unwalled towns a great many. [3:6] And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones. [3:7] But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey unto ourselves. [3:8] And we took the land at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites that were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of the Arnon unto mount Hermon; [3:9] (which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir); [3:10] all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. [3:11] (For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.)

[3:12] And this land we took in possession at that time: from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, and half the hill-country of Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites: [3:13] and the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, even all Bashan. (The same is called the land of Rephaim. [3:14] Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called them, even Bashan, after his own name, Havvoth-jair, unto this day.) [3:15] And I gave Gilead unto Machir. [3:16] And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the valley of the Arnon, the middle of the valley, and the border thereof, even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon; [3:17] the Arabah also, and the Jordan and the border thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.

[3:18] And I commanded you at that time, saying, THE GOD your God hath given you this land to possess it: you shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all the men of valor. [3:19] But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (I know that you have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you, [3:20] until THE GOD give rest unto your brethren, as unto you, and they also possess the land which THE GOD your God giveth them beyond the Jordan: then shall you return every man unto his possession, which I have given you. [3:21] And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, your eyes have seen all that THE GOD your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall THE GOD do unto all the kingdoms whither you goest over. [3:22] You shall not fear them; for THE GOD your God, he it is that fighteth for you.

[3:23] And I besought THE GOD at that time, saying, [3:24] O Lord THE GOD, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and your strong hand: for what god is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to your works, and according to your mighty acts? [3:25] Let me go over, I pray thee, and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. [3:26] But THE GOD was wroth with me for your sakes, and hearkened not unto me; and THE GOD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter. [3:27] Get you up unto the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold with your eyes: for you shalt not go over this Jordan. [3:28] But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you shalt see. [3:29] So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor.

[4:1] And now, O Israel, hearken unto the statutes and unto the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them; that you may live, and go in and possess the land which THE GOD, the God of your fathers, giveth you. [4:2] You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of THE GOD your God which I command you. [4:3] Your eyes have seen what THE GOD did because of Baal-peor; for all the men that followed Baal-peor, THE GOD your God hath destroyed them from the midst of thee. [4:4] But you that did cleave unto THE GOD your God are alive every one of you this day. [4:5] Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as THE GOD my God commanded me, that you should do so in the midst of the land whither you go in to possess it. [4:6] Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, that shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. [4:7] For what great nation is there, that hath a god so nigh unto them, as THE GOD our God is whensoever we call upon him? [4:8] And what great nation is there, that hath statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

[4:9] Only take heed to thyself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known unto your children and your children’s children; [4:10] the day that you stoodest before THE GOD your God in Horeb, when THE GOD said unto me, Assemble me the people, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children. [4:11] And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the heart of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness. [4:12] And THE GOD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of words, but you saw no form; only you heard a voice. [4:13] And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even the ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone. [4:14] And THE GOD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that you might do them in the land whither you go over to possess it.

[4:15] Take you therefore good heed unto yourselves; for you saw no manner of form on the day that THE GOD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire. [4:16] Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, [4:17] the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flieth in the heavens, [4:18] the likeness of anything that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth; [4:19] and lest you lift up your eyes unto heaven, and when you seest the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which THE GOD your God hath allotted unto all the peoples under the whole heaven. [4:20] But THE GOD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as at this day. [4:21] Furthermore THE GOD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which THE GOD your God giveth you for an inheritance: [4:22] but I must die in this land, I must not go over the Jordan; but you shall go over, and possess that good land. [4:23] Take heed unto yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of THE GOD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image in the form of anything which THE GOD your God hath forbidden thee. [4:24] For THE GOD your God is a devouring fire, a jealous God.

[4:25] When you shalt beget children, and children’s children, and you shall have been long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image in the form of anything, and shall do that which is evil in the sight of THE GOD your God, to provoke him to anger; [4:26] I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over the Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. [4:27] And THE GOD will scatter you among the peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the nations, whither THE GOD shall lead you away. [4:28] And there you shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. [4:29] But from thence you shall seek THE GOD your God, and you shalt find him, when you searchest after him with all your heart and with all your soul. [4:30] When you art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, in the latter days you shalt return to THE GOD your God, and hearken unto his voice: [4:31] for THE GOD your God is a merciful God; he will not fail thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he sware unto them.

[4:32] For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and from the one end of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? [4:33] Did ever a people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live? [4:34] Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that THE GOD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? [4:35] Unto you it was showed, that you mightest know that THE GOD he is God; there is none else besides him. [4:36] Out of heaven he made you to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he made you to see his great fire; and you heardest his words out of the midst of the fire. [4:37] And because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought you out with his presence, with his great power, out of Egypt; [4:38] to drive out nations from before you greater and mightier than thou, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as at this day. [4:39] Know therefore this day, and lay it to your heart, that THE GOD he is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath; there is none else. [4:40] And you shalt keep his statutes, and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with thee, and with your children after thee, and that you mayest prolong your days in the land, which THE GOD your God giveth thee, for ever.

[4:41] Then Moses set apart three cities beyond the Jordan toward the sunrising; [4:42] that the manslayer might flee thither, that slayeth his neighbor unawares, and hated him not in time past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live: [4:43] namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, for the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites.

[4:44] And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel: [4:45] these are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel, when they came forth out of Egypt, [4:46] beyond the Jordan, in the valley over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, when they came forth out of Egypt. [4:47] And they took his land in possession, and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan toward the sunrising; [4:48] from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, even unto mount Sion (the same is Hermon), [4:49] and all the Arabah beyond the Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah.

[5:1] And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your ears this day, that you may learn them, and observe to do them. [5:2] THE GOD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. [5:3] THE GOD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day. [5:4] THE GOD spake with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire, [5:5] (I stood between THE GOD and you at that time, to show you the word of THE GOD: for you were afraid because of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,

[5:6] I am THE GOD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

[5:7] you shalt have no other gods before me.

[5:8] you shalt not make unto you a graven image, nor any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: [5:9] you shalt not bow down yourself unto them, nor serve them; for I, THE GOD, your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me; [5:10] and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

[5:11] you shalt not take the name of THE GOD your God in vain: for THE GOD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

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

[5:16] Honor your father and your mother, as THE GOD your God commanded thee; that your days may be long, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which THE GOD your God giveth thee.

[5:17] you shalt not kill.

[5:18] Neither shalt you commit adultery.

[5:19] Neither shalt you steal.

[5:20] Neither shalt you bear false witness against your neighbor.

[5:21] Neither shalt you covet your neighbor’s wife; neither shalt you desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s.

[5:22] These words THE GOD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them upon two tables of stone, and gave them unto me. [5:23] And it came to pass, when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; [5:24] and you said, Behold, THE GOD our God hath showed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth speak with man, and he liveth. [5:25] Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of THE GOD our God any more, then we shall die. [5:26] For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived? [5:27] Go you near, and hear all that THE GOD our God shall say: and speak you unto us all that THE GOD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.

[5:28] And THE GOD heard the voice of your words, when you spake unto me; and THE GOD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken. [5:29] Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! [5:30] Go say to them, Return you to your tents. [5:31] But as for thee, stand you here by me, and I will speak unto you all the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which you shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. [5:32] You shall observe to do therefore as THE GOD your God hath commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. [5:33] You shall walk in all the way which THE GOD your God hath 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.

[6:1] Now this is the commandment, the statutes, and the ordinances, which THE GOD your God commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land whither you go over to possess it; [6:2] that you mightest fear THE GOD your God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and your son, and your son’s son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged. [6:3] Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that you may increase mightily, as THE GOD, the God of your fathers, hath promised unto thee, in a land flowing with milk and honey. [6:4] Hear, O Israel: THE GOD our God is one THE GOD: [6:5] and you shalt love THE GOD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. [6:6] And these words, which I command you this day, shall be upon your heart; [6:7] and you shalt teach them diligently unto your children, and shalt talk of them when you sittest in your house, and when you walkest by the way, and when you liest down, and when you risest up. [6:8] And you shalt bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. [6:9] And you shalt write them upon the door-posts of your house, and upon your gates.

[6:10] And it shall be, when THE GOD your God shall bring you into the land which he sware unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee, great and goodly cities, which you buildest not, [6:11] and houses full of all good things, which you filledst not, and cisterns hewn out, which you hewedst not, vineyards and olive-trees, which you plantedst not, and you shalt eat and be full; [6:12] then beware lest you forget THE GOD, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. [6:13] you shalt fear THE GOD your God; and him shalt you serve, and shalt swear by his name. [6:14] You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples that are round about you; [6:15] for THE GOD your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; lest the anger of THE GOD your God be kindled against thee, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.

[6:16] You shall not tempt THE GOD your God, as you tempted him in Massah. [6:17] You shall diligently keep the commandments of THE GOD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee. [6:18] And you shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of THE GOD; that it may be well with thee, and that you mayest go in and possess the good land which THE GOD sware unto your fathers, [6:19] to thrust out all your enemies from before thee, as THE GOD hath spoken.

[6:20] When your son asketh you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which THE GOD our God hath commanded you? [6:21] then you shalt say unto your son, We were Pharaoh’s bondmen in Egypt: and THE GOD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand; [6:22] and THE GOD showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his house, before our eyes; [6:23] and he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers. [6:24] And THE GOD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear THE GOD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as at this day. [6:25] And it shall be righteousness unto us, if we observe to do all this commandment before THE GOD our God, as he hath commanded us.

[7:1] When THE GOD your God shall bring you into the land whither you goest to possess it, and shall cast out many nations before thee, the Hittite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; [7:2] and when THE GOD your God shall deliver them up before thee, and you shalt smite them; then you shalt utterly destroy them: you shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them; [7:3] neither shalt you make marriages with them; your daughter you shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt you take unto your son. [7:4] For he will turn away your son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of THE GOD be kindled against you, and he will destroy you quickly. [7:5] But thus shall you deal with them: you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and hew down their Asherim, and burn their graven images with fire.

[7:6] For you art a holy people unto THE GOD your God: THE GOD your God hath chosen you to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth. [7:7] THE GOD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all peoples: [7:8] but because THE GOD loveth you, and because he would keep the oath which he sware unto your fathers, hath THE GOD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. [7:9] Know therefore that THE GOD your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keepeth covenant and lovingkindness with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations, [7:10] and repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face. [7:11] you shalt therefore keep the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which I command you this day, to do them.

[7:12] And it shall come to pass, because you hearken to these ordinances, and keep and do them, that THE GOD your God will keep with you the covenant and the lovingkindness which he sware unto your fathers: [7:13] and he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee; he will also bless the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock, in the land which he sware unto your fathers to give thee. [7:14] you shalt be blessed above all peoples: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. [7:15] And THE GOD will take away from you all sickness; and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you knowest, will he put upon thee, but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. [7:16] And you shalt consume all the peoples that THE GOD your God shall deliver unto thee; your eye shall not pity them: neither shalt you serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.

[7:17] If you shalt say in your heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them? [7:18] you shalt not be afraid of them: you shalt well remember what THE GOD your God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; [7:19] the great trials which your eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, whereby THE GOD your God brought you out: so shall THE GOD your God do unto all the peoples of whom you art afraid. [7:20] Moreover THE GOD your God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves, perish from before thee. [7:21] you shalt not be affrighted at them; for THE GOD your God is in the midst of thee, a great God and a terrible. [7:22] And THE GOD your God will cast out those nations before you by little and little: you mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. [7:23] But THE GOD your God will deliver them up before thee, and will discomfit them with a great discomfiture, until they be destroyed. [7:24] And he will deliver their kings into your hand, and you shalt make their name to perish from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until you have destroyed them. [7:25] The graven images of their gods shall you burn with fire: you shalt not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest you be snared therein; for it is an abomination to THE GOD your God. [7:26] And you shalt not bring an abomination into your house, and become a devoted thing like unto it: you shalt utterly detest it, and you shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a devoted thing.

[8:1] All the commandment which I command you this day shall you observe to do, that you may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which THE GOD sware unto your fathers. [8:2] And you shalt remember all the way which THE GOD your God hath led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble thee, to prove thee, to know what was in your heart, whether you wouldest keep his commandments, or not. [8:3] And he humbled thee, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knewest not, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man doth not live by bread only, but by everything that proceedeth out of the mouth of THE GOD doth man live. [8:4] your raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did your foot swell, these forty years. [8:5] And you shalt consider in your heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so THE GOD your God chasteneth thee. [8:6] And you shalt keep the commandments of THE GOD your God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. [8:7] For THE GOD your God bringeth you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; [8:8] a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey; [8:9] a land wherein you shalt eat bread without scarceness, you shalt not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you mayest dig copper. [8:10] And you shalt eat and be full, and you shalt bless THE GOD your God for the good land which he hath given thee.

[8:11] Beware lest you forget THE GOD your God, in not keeping his commandments, and his ordinances, and his statutes, which I command you this day: [8:12] lest, when you have eaten and art full, and have built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; [8:13] and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; [8:14] then your heart be lifted up, and you forget THE GOD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; [8:15] who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground where was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint; [8:16] who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers knew not; that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do you good at your latter end: [8:17] and lest you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth. [8:18] But you shalt remember THE GOD your God, for it is he that giveth you power to get wealth; that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto your fathers, as at this day. [8:19] And it shall be, if you shalt forget THE GOD your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. [8:20] As the nations that THE GOD maketh to perish before you, so shall you perish; because you would not hearken unto the voice of THE GOD your God.

[9:1] Hear, O Israel: you art to pass over the Jordan this day, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fortified up to heaven, [9:2] a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you knowest, and of whom you have heard say, Who can stand before the sons of Anak? [9:3] Know therefore this day, that THE GOD your God is he who goeth over before you as a devouring fire; he will destroy them, and he will bring them down before thee: so shalt you drive them out, and make them to perish quickly, as THE GOD hath spoken unto thee. [9:4] Speak not you in your heart, after that THE GOD your God hath thrust them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness THE GOD hath brought me in to possess this land; whereas for the wickedness of these nations THE GOD doth drive them out from before thee. [9:5] Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, dost you go in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations THE GOD your God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may establish the word which THE GOD sware unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

[9:6] Know therefore, that THE GOD your God giveth you not this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you art a stiffnecked people. [9:7] Remember, forget you not, how you provokedst THE GOD your God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that you wentest forth out of the land of Egypt, until you came unto this place, you have been rebellious against THE GOD. [9:8] Also in Horeb you provoked THE GOD to wrath, and THE GOD was angry with you to destroy you. [9:9] When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which THE GOD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water. [9:10] And THE GOD delivered unto me the two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which THE GOD speak with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly. [9:11] And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that THE GOD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant. [9:12] And THE GOD said unto me, Arise, get you down quickly from hence; for your people that you have brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image. [9:13] Furthermore THE GOD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: [9:14] let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they. [9:15] So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount was burning with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands. [9:16] And I looked, and, behold, you had sinned against THE GOD your God; you had made you a molten calf: you had turned aside quickly out of the way which THE GOD had commanded you. [9:17] And I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes. [9:18] And I fell down before THE GOD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water; because of all your sin which you sinned, in doing that which was evil in the sight of THE GOD, to provoke him to anger. [9:19] For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith THE GOD was wroth against you to destroy you. But THE GOD hearkened unto me that time also. [9:20] And THE GOD was very angry with Aaron to destroy him: and I prayed for Aaron also at the same time. [9:21] And I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.

[9:22] And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, you provoked THE GOD to wrath. [9:23] And when THE GOD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then you rebelled against the commandment of THE GOD your God, and you believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice. [9:24] You have been rebellious against THE GOD from the day that I knew you.

[9:25] So I fell down before THE GOD the forty days and forty nights that I fell down, because THE GOD had said he would destroy you. [9:26] And I prayed unto THE GOD, and said, O Lord THE GOD, destroy not your people and your inheritance, that you have redeemed through your greatness, that you have brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand. [9:27] Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin, [9:28] lest the land whence you broughtest us out say, Because THE GOD was not able to bring them into the land which he promised unto them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay them in the wilderness. [9:29] Yet they are your people and your inheritance, which you broughtest out by your great power and by your outstretched arm.

[10:1] At that time THE GOD said unto me, Hew you two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make you an ark of wood. [10:2] And I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which you brakest, and you shalt put them in the ark. [10:3] So I made an ark of acacia wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in my hand. [10:4] And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which THE GOD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and THE GOD gave them unto me. [10:5] And I turned and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they are as THE GOD commanded me. [10:6] (And the children of Israel journeyed from Beeroth Bene-jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest’s office in his stead. [10:7] From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of brooks of water. [10:8] At that time THE GOD set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of THE GOD, to stand before THE GOD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day. [10:9] Wherefore Levi hath no portion nor inheritance with his brethren; THE GOD is his inheritance, according as THE GOD your God spake unto him.) [10:10] And I stayed in the mount, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights: and THE GOD hearkened unto me that time also; THE GOD would not destroy thee. [10:11] And THE GOD said unto me, Arise, take your journey before the people; and they shall go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them.

[10:12] And now, Israel, what doth THE GOD your God require of thee, but to fear THE GOD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve THE GOD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, [10:13] to keep the commandments of THE GOD, and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good? [10:14] Behold, unto THE GOD your God belongeth heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth, with all that is therein. [10:15] Only THE GOD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day. [10:16] Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked. [10:17] For THE GOD your God, he is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the terrible, who regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward. [10:18] He doth execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loveth the sojourner, in giving him food and raiment. [10:19] Love you therefore the sojourner; for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. [10:20] you shalt fear THE GOD your God; him shalt you serve; and to him shalt you cleave, and by his name shalt you swear. [10:21] He is your praise, and he is your God, that hath done for you these great and terrible things, which your eyes have seen. [10:22] your fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now THE GOD your God hath made you as the stars of heaven for multitude.

[11:1] Therefore you shalt love THE GOD your God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his ordinances, and his commandments, alway. [11:2] And know you this day: for I speak not with your children that have not known, and that have not seen the chastisement of THE GOD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his outstretched arm, [11:3] and his signs, and his works, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land; [11:4] and what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red Sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how THE GOD hath destroyed them unto this day; [11:5] and what he did unto you in the wilderness, until you came unto this place; [11:6] and what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben; how the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel: [11:7] but your eyes have seen all the great work of THE GOD which he did.

[11:8] Therefore shall you keep all the commandment which I command you this day, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither you go over to possess it; [11:9] and that you may prolong your days in the land, which THE GOD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land flowing with milk and honey. [11:10] For the land, whither you goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence you came out, where you sowedst your seed, and wateredst it with your foot, as a garden of herbs; [11:11] but the land, whither you go over to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven, [11:12] a land which THE GOD your God careth for: the eyes of THE GOD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

[11:13] And it shall come to pass, if you shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love THE GOD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, [11:14] that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the former rain and the latter rain, that you mayest gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil. [11:15] And I will give grass in your fields for your cattle, and you shalt eat and be full. [11:16] Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; [11:17] and the anger of THE GOD be kindled against you, and he shut up the heavens, so that there shall be no rain, and the land shall not yield its fruit; and you perish quickly from off the good land which THE GOD giveth you.

[11:18] Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul; and you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. [11:19] And you shall teach them your children, talking of them, when you sittest in your house, and when you walkest by the way, and when you liest down, and when you risest up. [11:20] And you shalt write them upon the door-posts of your house, and upon your gates; [11:21] that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which THE GOD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth. [11:22] For if you shall diligently keep all this commandment which I command you, to do it, to love THE GOD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him; [11:23] then will THE GOD drive out all these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves. [11:24] Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall be your border. [11:25] There shall no man be able to stand before you: THE GOD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that you shall tread upon, as he hath spoken unto you.

[11:26] Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: [11:27] the blessing, if you shall hearken unto the commandments of THE GOD your God, which I command you this day; [11:28] and the curse, if you shall not hearken unto the commandments of THE GOD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which you have not known. [11:29] And it shall come to pass, when THE GOD your God shall bring you into the land whither you goest to possess it, that you shalt set the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. [11:30] Are they not beyond the Jordan, behind the way of the going down of the sun, in the land of the Canaanites that dwell in the Arabah, over against Gilgal, beside the oaks of Moreh? [11:31] For you are to pass over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which THE GOD your God giveth you, and you shall possess it, and dwell therein. [11:32] And you shall observe to do all the statutes and the ordinances which I set before you this day.

[12:1] These are the statutes and the ordinances which you shall observe to do in the land which THE GOD, the God of your fathers, hath given you to possess it, all the days that you live upon the earth. [12:2] You shall surely destroy all the places wherein the nations that you shall dispossess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: [12:3] and you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn their Asherim with fire; and you shall hew down the graven images of their gods; and you shall destroy their name out of that place. [12:4] You shall not do so unto THE GOD your God. [12:5] But unto the place which THE GOD your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall you seek, and thither you shalt come; [12:6] and thither you shall bring your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and the heave-offering of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill-offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock: [12:7] and there you shall eat before THE GOD your God, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand unto, you and your households, wherein THE GOD your God hath blessed thee. [12:8] You shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes; [12:9] for you are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which THE GOD your God giveth thee. [12:10] But when you go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land which THE GOD your God causeth you to inherit, and he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety; [12:11] then it shall come to pass that to the place which THE GOD your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there, thither shall you bring all that I command you: your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave-offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which you vow unto THE GOD. [12:12] And you shall rejoice before THE GOD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and the Levite that is within your gates, forasmuch as he hath no portion nor inheritance with you. [12:13] Take heed to yourself that you offer not your burnt-offerings in every place that you seest; [12:14] but in the place which THE GOD shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shalt offer your burnt-offerings, and there you shalt do all that I command thee.

[12:15] Notwithstanding, you mayest kill and eat flesh within all your gates, after all the desire of your soul, according to the blessing of THE GOD your God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the gazelle, and as of the hart. [12:16] Only you shall not eat the blood; you shalt pour it out upon the earth as water. [12:17] you mayest not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, or of your new wine, or of your oil, or the firstlings of your herd or of your flock, nor any of your vows which you vowest, nor your freewill-offerings, nor the heave-offering of your hand; [12:18] but you shalt eat them before THE GOD your God in the place which THE GOD your God shall choose, thou, and your son, and your daughter, and your man-servant, and your maid-servant, and the Levite that is within your gates: and you shalt rejoice before THE GOD your God in all that you puttest your hand unto. [12:19] Take heed to yourself that you forsake not the Levite as long as you livest in your land.

[12:20] When THE GOD your God shall enlarge your border, as he hath promised thee, and you shalt say, I will eat flesh, because your soul desireth to eat flesh; you mayest eat flesh, after all the desire of your soul. [12:21] If the place which THE GOD your God shall choose, to put his name there, be too far from thee, then you shalt kill of your herd and of your flock, which THE GOD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee; and you mayest eat within your gates, after all the desire of your soul. [12:22] Even as the gazelle and as the hart is eaten, so you shalt eat thereof: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof alike. [12:23] Only be sure that you eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and you shalt not eat the life with the flesh. [12:24] you shalt not eat it; you shalt pour it out upon the earth as water. [12:25] you shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with your children after thee, when you shalt do that which is right in the eyes of THE GOD. [12:26] Only your holy things which you hast, and your vows, you shalt take, and go unto the place which THE GOD shall choose: [12:27] and you shalt offer your burnt-offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of THE GOD your God; and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of THE GOD your God; and you shalt eat the flesh. [12:28] Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with your children after you for ever, when you doest that which is good and right in the eyes of THE GOD your God.

[12:29] When THE GOD your God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither you goest in to dispossess them, and you dispossessest them, and dwellest in their land; [12:30] take heed to yourself that you be not ensnared to follow them, after that they are destroyed from before thee; and that you inquire not after their gods, saying, How do these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. [12:31] you shalt not do so unto THE GOD your God: for every abomination to THE GOD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters do they burn in the fire to their gods.

[12:32] What thing soever I command you, that shall you observe to do: you shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

[13:1] If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder, [13:2] and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which you have not known, and let us serve them; [13:3] you shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams: for THE GOD your God proveth you, to know whether you love THE GOD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. [13:4] You shall walk after THE GOD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and you shall serve him, and cleave unto him. [13:5] And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because he hath spoken rebellion against THE GOD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to draw you aside out of the way which THE GOD your God commanded you to walk in. So shalt you put away the evil from the midst of thee.

[13:6] If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, that is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known, thou, nor your fathers; [13:7] of the gods of the peoples that are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; [13:8] you shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall your eye pity him, neither shalt you spare, neither shalt you conceal him: [13:9] but you shalt surely kill him; your hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. [13:10] And you shalt stone him to death with stones, because he hath sought to draw you away from THE GOD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. [13:11] And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do not more any such wickedness as this is in the midst of thee.

[13:12] If you shalt hear tell concerning one of your cities, which THE GOD your God giveth you to dwell there, saying, [13:13] Certain base fellows are gone out from the midst of thee, and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known; [13:14] then shalt you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in the midst of thee, [13:15] you shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword. [13:16] And you shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, unto THE GOD your God: and it shall be a heap for ever; it shall not be built again. [13:17] And there shall cleave nought of the devoted thing to your hand; that THE GOD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and show you mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto your fathers; [13:18] when you shalt hearken to the voice of THE GOD your God, to keep all his commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of THE GOD your God.

[14:1] You are the children of THE GOD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. [14:2] For you art a holy people unto THE GOD your God, and THE GOD hath chosen you to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.

[14:3] you shalt not eat any abominable thing. [14:4] These are the beasts which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, [14:5] the hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the antelope, and the chamois. [14:6] And every beast that parteth the hoof, and hath the hoof cloven in two, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that may you eat. [14:7] Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the coney; because they chew the cud but part not the hoof, they are unclean unto you. [14:8] And the swine, because he parteth the hoof but cheweth not the cud, he is unclean unto you: of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch.

[14:9] These you may eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales may you eat; [14:10] and whatsoever hath not fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean unto you.

[14:11] Of all clean birds you may eat. [14:12] But these are they of which you shall not eat: the eagle, and the gier-eagle, and the ospray, [14:13] and the glede, and the falcon, and the kite after its kind, [14:14] and every raven after its kind, [14:15] and the ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the sea-mew, and the hawk after its kind, [14:16] the little owl, and the great owl, and the horned owl, [14:17] and the pelican, and the vulture, and the cormorant, [14:18] and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. [14:19] And all winged creeping things are unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten. [14:20] Of all clean birds you may eat.

[14:21] You shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself: you mayest give it unto the sojourner that is within your gates, that he may eat it; or you mayest sell it unto a foreigner: for you art a holy people unto THE GOD your God. you shalt not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.

[14:22] you shalt surely tithe all the increase of your seed, that which cometh forth from the field year by year. [14:23] And you shalt eat before THE GOD your God, in the place which he shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there, the tithe of your grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock; that you mayest learn to fear THE GOD your God always. [14:24] And if the way be too long for thee, so that you art not able to carry it, because the place is too far from thee, which THE GOD your God shall choose, to set his name there, when THE GOD your God shall bless thee; [14:25] then shalt you turn it into money, and bind up the money in your hand, and shalt go unto the place which THE GOD your God shall choose: [14:26] and you shalt bestow the money for whatsoever your soul desireth, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever your soul asketh of thee; and you shalt eat there before THE GOD your God, and you shalt rejoice, you and your household. [14:27] And the Levite that is within your gates, you shalt not forsake him; for he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee.

[14:28] At the end of every three years you shalt bring forth all the tithe of your increase in the same year, and shalt lay it up within your gates: [14:29] and the Levite, because he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that THE GOD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you doest.

[15:1] At the end of every seven years you shalt make a release. [15:2] And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he hath lent unto his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother; because THE GOD’s release hath been proclaimed. [15:3] Of a foreigner you mayest exact it: but whatsoever of your is with your brother your hand shall release. [15:4] Howbeit there shall be no poor with thee; (for THE GOD will surely bless you in the land which THE GOD your God giveth you for an inheritance to possess it;) [15:5] if only you diligently hearken unto the voice of THE GOD your God, to observe to do all this commandment which I command you this day. [15:6] For THE GOD your God will bless thee, as he promised thee: and you shalt lend unto many nations, but you shalt not borrow; and you shalt rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over thee.

[15:7] If there be with you a poor man, one of your brethren, within any of your gates in your land which THE GOD your God giveth thee, you shalt not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother; [15:8] but you shalt surely open your hand unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wanteth. [15:9] Beware that there be not a base thought in your heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nought; and he cry unto THE GOD against thee, and it be sin unto thee. [15:10] you shalt surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you givest unto him; because that for this thing THE GOD your God will bless you in all your work, and in all that you puttest your hand unto. [15:11] For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, you shalt surely open your hand unto your brother, to your needy, and to your poor, in your land.

[15:12] If your brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve you six years; then in the seventh year you shalt let him go free from thee. [15:13] And when you lettest him go free from thee, you shalt not let him go empty: [15:14] you shalt furnish him liberally out of your flock, and out of your threshing-floor, and out of your winepress; as THE GOD your God hath blessed you you shalt give unto him. [15:15] And you shalt remember that you wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and THE GOD your God redeemed thee: therefore I command you this thing to-day. [15:16] And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go out from thee; because he loveth you and your house, because he is well with thee; [15:17] then you shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be your servant for ever. And also unto your maid-servant you shalt do likewise. [15:18] It shall not seem hard unto thee, when you lettest him go free from thee; for to the double of the hire of a hireling hath he served you six years: and THE GOD your God will bless you in all that you doest.

[15:19] All the firstling males that are born of your herd and of your flock you shalt sanctify unto THE GOD your God: you shalt do no work with the firstling of your herd, nor shear the firstling of your flock. [15:20] you shalt eat it before THE GOD your God year by year in the place which THE GOD shall choose, you and your household. [15:21] And if it have any blemish, as if it be lame or blind, any ill blemish whatsoever, you shalt not sacrifice it unto THE GOD your God. [15:22] you shalt eat it within your gates: the unclean and the clean shall eat it alike, as the gazelle, and as the hart. [15:23] Only you shalt not eat the blood thereof; you shalt pour it out upon the ground as water.

[16:1] Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto THE GOD your God; for in the month of Abib THE GOD your God brought you forth out of Egypt by night. [16:2] And you shalt sacrifice the passover unto THE GOD your God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which THE GOD shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there. [16:3] you shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt you eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for you camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that you mayest remember the day when you camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. [16:4] And there shall be no leaven seen with you in all your borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which you sacrificest the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. [16:5] you mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of your gates, which THE GOD your God giveth thee; [16:6] but at the place which THE GOD your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell in, there you shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that you camest forth out of Egypt. [16:7] And you shalt roast and eat it in the place which THE GOD your God shall choose: and you shalt turn in the morning, and go unto your tents. [16:8] Six days you shalt eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to THE GOD your God; you shalt do no work therein.

[16:9] Seven weeks shalt you number unto thee: from the time you beginnest to put the sickle to the standing grain shalt you begin to number seven weeks. [16:10] And you shalt keep the feast of weeks unto THE GOD your God with a tribute of a freewill-offering of your hand, which you shalt give, according as THE GOD your God blesseth thee: [16:11] and you shalt rejoice before THE GOD your God, thou, and your son, and your daughter, and your man-servant, and your maid-servant, and the Levite that is within your gates, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are in the midst of thee, in the place which THE GOD your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there. [16:12] And you shalt remember that you wast a bondman in Egypt: and you shalt observe and do these statutes.

[16:13] you shalt keep the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that you have gathered in from your threshing-floor and from your winepress: [16:14] and you shalt rejoice in your feast, thou, and your son, and your daughter, and your man-servant, and your maid-servant, and the Levite, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within your gates. [16:15] Seven days shalt you keep a feast unto THE GOD your God in the place which THE GOD shall choose; because THE GOD your God will bless you in all your increase, and in all the work of your hands, and you shalt be altogether joyful. [16:16] Three times in a year shall all your males appear before THE GOD your God in the place which he shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles; and they shall not appear before THE GOD empty: [16:17] every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of THE GOD your God which he hath given thee.

[16:18] Judges and officers shalt you make you in all your gates, which THE GOD your God giveth thee, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. [16:19] you shalt not wrest justice: you shalt not respect persons; neither shalt you take a bribe; for a bribe doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous. [16:20] That which is altogether just shalt you follow, that you mayest live, and inherit the land which THE GOD your God giveth thee.

[16:21] you shalt not plant you an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of THE GOD your God, which you shalt make thee. [16:22] Neither shalt you set you up a pillar; which THE GOD your God hateth.

[17:1] you shalt not sacrifice unto THE GOD your God an ox, or a sheep, wherein is a blemish, or anything evil; for that is an abomination unto THE GOD your God.

[17:2] If there be found in the midst of thee, within any of your gates which THE GOD your God giveth thee, man or woman, that doeth that which is evil in the sight of THE GOD your God, in transgressing his covenant, [17:3] and hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, or the sun, or the moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; [17:4] and it be told thee, and you have heard of it, then shalt you inquire diligently; and, behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel, [17:5] then shalt you bring forth that man or that woman, who hath done this evil thing, unto your gates, even the man or the woman; and you shalt stone them to death with stones. [17:6] At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is to die be put to death; at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. [17:7] The hand of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shalt put away the evil from the midst of thee.

[17:8] If there arise a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates; then shalt you arise, and get you up unto the place which THE GOD your God shall choose; [17:9] and you shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days: and you shalt inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment. [17:10] And you shalt do according to the tenor of the sentence which they shall show you from that place which THE GOD shall choose; and you shalt observe to do according to all that they shall teach thee: [17:11] according to the tenor of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, you shalt do; you shalt not turn aside from the sentence which they shall show thee, to the right hand, nor to the left. [17:12] And the man that doeth presumptuously, in not hearkening unto the priest that standeth to minister there before THE GOD your God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and you shalt put away the evil from Israel. [17:13] And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.

[17:14] When you art come unto the land which THE GOD your God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are round about me; [17:15] you shalt surely set him king over thee, whom THE GOD your God shall choose: one from among your brethren shalt you set king over thee; you mayest not put a foreigner over thee, who is not your brother. [17:16] Only he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he may multiply horses; forasmuch as THE GOD hath said unto you, You shall henceforth return no more that way. [17:17] Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

[17:18] And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book, out of that which is before the priests the Levites: [17:19] and it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear THE GOD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them; [17:20] that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of Israel.

[18:1] The priests the Levites, even all the tribe of Levi, shall have no portion nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of THE GOD made by fire, and his inheritance. [18:2] And they shall have no inheritance among their brethren: THE GOD is their inheritance, as he hath spoken unto them. [18:3] And this shall be the priests’ due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep, that they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw. [18:4] The first-fruits of your grain, of your new wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, shalt you give him. [18:5] For THE GOD your God hath chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of THE GOD, him and his sons for ever.

[18:6] And if a Levite come from any of your gates out of all Israel, where he sojourneth, and come with all the desire of his soul unto the place which THE GOD shall choose; [18:7] then he shall minister in the name of THE GOD his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, who stand there before THE GOD. [18:8] They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony. [18:9] When you art come into the land which THE GOD your God giveth thee, you shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. [18:10] There shall not be found with you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one that useth divination, one that practiseth augury, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer, [18:11] or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [18:12] For whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto THE GOD: and because of these abominations THE GOD your God doth drive them out from before thee. [18:13] you shalt be perfect with THE GOD your God. [18:14] For these nations, that you shalt dispossess, hearken unto them that practise augury, and unto diviners; but as for thee, THE GOD your God hath not suffered you so to do.

[18:15] THE GOD your God will raise up unto you a prophet from the midst of thee, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken; [18:16] according to all that you desiredst of THE GOD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of THE GOD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. [18:17] And THE GOD said unto me, They have well said that which they have spoken. [18:18] I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. [18:19] And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

[18:20] But the prophet, that shall speak a word presumptuously in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die. [18:21] And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which THE GOD hath not spoken? [18:22] when a prophet speaketh in the name of THE GOD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which THE GOD hath not spoken: the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously, you shalt not be afraid of him.

[19:1] When THE GOD your God shall cut off the nations, whose land THE GOD your God giveth thee, and you succeedest them, and dwellest in their cities, and in their houses; [19:2] you shalt set apart three cities for you in the midst of your land, which THE GOD your God giveth you to possess it. [19:3] you shalt prepare you the way, and divide the borders of your land, which THE GOD your God causeth you to inherit, into three parts, that every manslayer may flee thither.

[19:4] And this is the case of the manslayer, that shall flee thither and live: whoso killeth his neighbor unawares, and hated him not in time past; [19:5] as when a man goeth into the forest with his neighbor to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbor, so that he dieth; he shall flee unto one of these cities and live: [19:6] lest the avenger of blood pursue the manslayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and smite him mortally; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past. [19:7] Wherefore I command thee, saying, you shalt set apart three cities for thee. [19:8] And if THE GOD your God enlarge your border, as he hath sworn unto your fathers, and give you all the land which he promised to give unto your fathers; [19:9] if you shalt keep all this commandment to do it, which I command you this day, to love THE GOD your God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shalt you add three cities more for thee, besides these three: [19:10] that innocent blood be not shed in the midst of your land, which THE GOD your God giveth you for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

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

[19:14] you shalt not remove your neighbor’s landmark, which they of old time have set, in your inheritance which you shalt inherit, in the land that THE GOD your God giveth you to possess it.

[19:15] One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall a matter be established. [19:16] If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of wrong-doing, [19:17] then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before THE GOD, before the priests and the judges that shall be in those days; [19:18] and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and have testified falsely against his brother; [19:19] then shall you do unto him, as he had thought to do unto his brother: so shalt you put away the evil from the midst of thee. [19:20] And those that remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil in the midst of thee. [19:21] And your eyes shall not pity; life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

[20:1] When you goest forth to battle against your enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, you shalt not be afraid of them; for THE GOD your God is with thee, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. [20:2] And it shall be, when you draw nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people, [20:3] and shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, you draw nigh this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint; fear not, nor tremble, neither be you affrighted at them; [20:4] for THE GOD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. [20:5] And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man is there that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it. [20:6] And what man is there that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not used the fruit thereof? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man use the fruit thereof. [20:7] And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her. [20:8] And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and faint-hearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren’s heart melt as his heart. [20:9] And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that they shall appoint captains of hosts at the head of the people.

[20:10] When you drawest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it. [20:11] And it shall be, if it make you answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that are found therein shall become tributary unto thee, and shall serve thee. [20:12] And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then you shalt besiege it: [20:13] and when THE GOD your God delivereth it into your hand, you shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword: [20:14] but the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt you take for a prey unto thyself; and you shalt eat the spoil of your enemies, which THE GOD your God hath given thee. [20:15] Thus shalt you do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations. [20:16] But of the cities of these peoples, that THE GOD your God giveth you for an inheritance, you shalt save alive nothing that breatheth; [20:17] but you shalt utterly destroy them: the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; as THE GOD your God hath commanded thee; [20:18] that they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so would you sin against THE GOD your God.

[20:19] When you shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, you shalt not destroy the trees thereof by wielding an axe against them; for you mayest eat of them, and you shalt not cut them down; for is the tree of the field man, that it should be besieged of thee? [20:20] Only the trees of which you knowest that they are not trees for food, you shalt destroy and cut them down; and you shalt build bulwarks against the city that maketh war with thee, until it fall.

[21:1] If one be found slain in the land which THE GOD your God giveth you to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath smitten him; [21:2] then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain: [21:3] and it shall be, that the city which is nearest unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer of the herd, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke; [21:4] and the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a valley with running water, which is neither plowed nor sown, and shall break the heifer’s neck there in the valley. [21:5] And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them THE GOD your God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of THE GOD; and according to their word shall every controversy and every stroke be. [21:6] And all the elders of that city, who are nearest unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley; [21:7] and they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it. [21:8] Forgive, O THE GOD, your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and suffer not innocent blood to remain in the midst of your people Israel. And the blood shall be forgiven them. [21:9] So shalt you put away the innocent blood from the midst of thee, when you shalt do that which is right in the eyes of THE GOD.

[21:10] When you goest forth to battle against your enemies, and THE GOD your God delivereth them into your hands, and you carriest them away captive, [21:11] and seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and you have a desire unto her, and wouldest take her to you to wife; [21:12] then you shalt bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; [21:13] and she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in your house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that you shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. [21:14] And it shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shalt let her go whither she will; but you shalt not sell her at all for money, you shalt not deal with her as a slave, because you have humbled her.

[21:15] If a man have two wives, the one beloved, and the other hated, and they have borne him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the first-born son be hers that was hated; [21:16] then it shall be, in the day that he causeth his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved the first-born before the son of the hated, who is the first-born: [21:17] but he shall acknowledge the first-born, the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath; for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the first-born is his.

[21:18] If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, that will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and, though they chasten him, will not hearken unto them; [21:19] then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; [21:20] and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. [21:21] And all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones: so shalt you put away the evil from the midst of thee; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

[21:22] And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and you hang him on a tree; [21:23] his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but you shalt surely bury him the same day; for he that is hanged is accursed of God; that you defile not your land which THE GOD your God giveth you for an inheritance.

[22:1] you shalt not see your brother’s ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them: you shalt surely bring them again unto your brother. [22:2] And if your brother be not nigh unto thee, or if you know him not, then you shalt bring it home to your house, and it shall be with you until your brother seek after it, and you shalt restore it to him. [22:3] And so shalt you do with his ass; and so shalt you do with his garment; and so shalt you do with every lost thing of your brother’s, which he hath lost, and you have found: you mayest not hide thyself. [22:4] you shalt not see your brother’s ass or his ox fallen down by the way, and hide yourself from them: you shalt surely help him to lift them up again.

[22:5] A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment; for whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto THE GOD your God.

[22:6] If a bird’s nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shalt not take the dam with the young: [22:7] you shalt surely let the dam go, but the young you mayest take unto thyself; that it may be well with thee, and that you mayest prolong your days.

[22:8] When you buildest a new house, then you shalt make a battlement for your roof, that you bring not blood upon your house, if any man fall from thence.

[22:9] you shalt not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest the whole fruit be forfeited, the seed which you have sown, and the increase of the vineyard. [22:10] you shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together. [22:11] you shalt not wear a mingled stuff, wool and linen together.

[22:12] you shalt make you fringes upon the four borders of your vesture, wherewith you coverest thyself.

[22:13] If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, [22:14] and lay shameful things to her charge, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came nigh to her, I found not in her the tokens of virginity; [22:15] then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate; [22:16] and the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her; [22:17] and, lo, he hath laid shameful things to her charge, saying, I found not in your daughter the tokens of virginity; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the garment before the elders of the city. [22:18] And the elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him; [22:19] and they shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days. [22:20] But if this thing be true, that the tokens of virginity were not found in the damsel; [22:21] then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the harlot in her father’s house: so shalt you put away the evil from the midst of thee.

[22:22] If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt you put away the evil from Israel.

[22:23] If there be a damsel that is a virgin betrothed unto a husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; [22:24] then you shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbor’s wife: so you shalt put away the evil from the midst of thee.

[22:25] But if the man find the damsel that is betrothed in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die: [22:26] but unto the damsel you shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbor, and slayeth him, even so is this matter; [22:27] for he found her in the field, the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.

[22:28] If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, that is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; [22:29] then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he hath humbled her; he may not put her away all his days.

[22:30] A man shall not take his father’s wife, and shall not uncover his father’s skirt.

[23:1] He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the assembly of THE GOD.

[23:2] A bastard shall not enter into the assembly of THE GOD; even to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the assembly of THE GOD.

[23:3] An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of THE GOD; even to the tenth generation shall none belonging to them enter into the assembly of THE GOD for ever: [23:4] because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee. [23:5] Nevertheless THE GOD your God would not hearken unto Balaam; but THE GOD your God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because THE GOD your God loved thee. [23:6] you shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days for ever.

[23:7] you shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is your brother: you shalt not abhor an Egyptian, because you wast a sojourner in his land. [23:8] The children of the third generation that are born unto them shall enter into the assembly of THE GOD.

[23:9] When you goest forth in camp against your enemies, then you shalt keep you from every evil thing. [23:10] If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of that which chanceth him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp: [23:11] but it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall bathe himself in water; and when the sun is down, he shall come within the camp. [23:12] you shalt have a place also without the camp, whither you shalt go forth abroad: [23:13] and you shalt have a paddle among your weapons; and it shall be, when you sittest down abroad, you shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee: [23:14] for THE GOD your God walketh in the midst of your camp, to deliver thee, and to give up your enemies before thee; therefore shall your camp be holy, that he may not see an unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

[23:15] you shalt not deliver unto his master a servant that is escaped from his master unto thee: [23:16] he shall dwell with thee, in the midst of thee, in the place which he shall choose within one of your gates, where it pleaseth him best: you shalt not oppress him.

[23:17] There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel. [23:18] you shalt not bring the hire of a harlot, or the wages of a dog, into the house of THE GOD your God for any vow: for even both these are an abomination unto THE GOD your God.

[23:19] you shalt not lend upon interest to your brother; interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of anything that is lent upon interest: [23:20] unto a foreigner you mayest lend upon interest; but unto your brother you shalt not lend upon interest, that THE GOD your God may bless you in all that you puttest your hand unto, in the land whither you goest in to possess it.

[23:21] When you shalt vow a vow unto THE GOD your God, you shalt not be slack to pay it: for THE GOD your God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. [23:22] But if you shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee. [23:23] That which is gone out of your lips you shalt observe and do; according as you have vowed unto THE GOD your God, a freewill-offering, which you have promised with your mouth.

[23:24] When you comest into your neighbor’s vineyard, then you mayest eat of grapes your fill at your own pleasure; but you shalt not put any in your vessel. [23:25] When you comest into your neighbor’s standing grain, then you mayest pluck the ears with your hand; but you shalt not move a sickle unto your neighbor’s standing grain.

[24:1] When a man taketh a wife, and marrieth her, then it shall be, if she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. [24:2] And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man’s wife. [24:3] And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, who took her to be his wife; [24:4] her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before THE GOD: and you shalt not cause the land to sin, which THE GOD your God giveth you for an inheritance.

[24:5] When a man taketh a new wife, he shall not go out in the host, neither shall he be charged with any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he hath taken.

[24:6] No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he taketh a man’s life to pledge.

[24:7] If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and he deal with him as a slave, or sell him; then that thief shall die: so shalt you put away the evil from the midst of thee.

[24:8] Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so you shall observe to do. [24:9] Remember what THE GOD your God did unto Miriam, by the way as you came forth out of Egypt.

[24:10] When you dost lend your neighbor any manner of loan, you shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge. [24:11] you shalt stand without, and the man to whom you dost lend shall bring forth the pledge without unto thee. [24:12] And if he be a poor man, you shalt not sleep with his pledge; [24:13] you shalt surely restore to him the pledge when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his garment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto you before THE GOD your God.

[24:14] you shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of your brethren, or of your sojourners that are in your land within your gates: [24:15] in his day you shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against you unto THE GOD, and it be sin unto thee.

[24:16] The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

[24:17] you shalt not wrest the justice due to the sojourner, or to the fatherless, nor take the widow’s raiment to pledge; [24:18] but you shalt remember that you wast a bondman in Egypt, and THE GOD your God redeemed you thence: therefore I command you to do this thing.

[24:19] When you reapest your harvest in your field, and have forgot a sheaf in the field, you shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the sojourner, for the fatherless, and for the widow; that THE GOD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. [24:20] When you beatest your olive-tree, you shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the sojourner, for the fatherless, and for the widow. [24:21] When you gatherest the grapes of your vineyard, you shalt not glean it after thee: it shall be for the sojourner, for the fatherless, and for the widow. [24:22] And you shalt remember that you wast a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command you to do this thing.

[25:1] If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked; [25:2] and it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his wickedness, by number. [25:3] Forty stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed; lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile unto thee.

[25:4] you shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the grain.

[25:5] If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married without unto a stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother unto her. [25:6] And it shall be, that the first-born that she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother that is dead, that his name be not blotted out of Israel. [25:7] And if the man like not to take his brother’s wife, then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband’s brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband’s brother unto me. [25:8] Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand, and say, I like not to take her; [25:9] then shall his brother’s wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face; and she shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto the man that doth not build up his brother’s house. [25:10] And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.

[25:11] When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets; [25:12] then you shalt cut off her hand, your eye shall have no pity.

[25:13] you shalt not have in your bag diverse weights, a great and a small. [25:14] you shalt not have in your house diverse measures, a great and a small. [25:15] A perfect and just weight shalt you have; a perfect and just measure shalt you have: that your days may be long in the land which THE GOD your God giveth thee. [25:16] For all that do such things, even all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto THE GOD your God.

[25:17] Remember what Amalek did unto you by the way as you came forth out of Egypt; [25:18] how he met you by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, all that were feeble behind thee, when you wast faint and weary; and he feared not God. [25:19] Therefore it shall be, when THE GOD your God hath given you rest from all your enemies round about, in the land which THE GOD your God giveth you for an inheritance to possess it, that you shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; you shalt not forget.

[26:1] And it shall be, when you art come in unto the land which THE GOD your God giveth you for an inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein, [26:2] that you shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you shalt bring in from your land that THE GOD your God giveth thee; and you shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which THE GOD your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there. [26:3] And you shalt come unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto THE GOD your God, that I am come unto the land which THE GOD sware unto our fathers to give us. [26:4] And the priest shall take the basket out of your hand, and set it down before the altar of THE GOD your God. [26:5] And you shalt answer and say before THE GOD your God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous. [26:6] And the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage: [26:7] and we cried unto THE GOD, the God of our fathers, and THE GOD heard our voice, and saw our affliction, and our toil, and our oppression; [26:8] and THE GOD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders; [26:9] and he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. [26:10] And now, behold, I have brought the first of the fruit of the ground, which thou, O THE GOD, have given me. And you shalt set it down before THE GOD your God, and worship before THE GOD your God: [26:11] and you shalt rejoice in all the good which THE GOD your God hath given unto thee, and unto your house, thou, and the Levite, and the sojourner that is in the midst of thee.

[26:12] When you have made an end of tithing all the tithe of your increase in the third year, which is the year of tithing, then you shalt give it unto the Levite, to the sojourner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within your gates, and be filled. [26:13] And you shalt say before THE GOD your God, I have put away the hallowed things out of my house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the sojourner, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all your commandment which you have commanded me: I have not transgressed any of your commandments, neither have I forgotten them: [26:14] I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I put away thereof, being unclean, nor given thereof for the dead: I have hearkened to the voice of THE GOD my God; I have done according to all that you have commanded me. [26:15] Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel, and the ground which you have given us, as you swarest unto our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.

[26:16] This day THE GOD your God commandeth you to do these statutes and ordinances: you shalt therefore keep and do them with all your heart, and with all your soul. [26:17] you have avouched THE GOD this day to be your God, and that you wouldest walk in his ways, and keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his ordinances, and hearken unto his voice: [26:18] and THE GOD hath avouched you this day to be a people for his own possession, as he hath promised thee, and that you shouldest keep all his commandments; [26:19] and to make you high above all nations that he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honor; and that you mayest be a holy people unto THE GOD your God, as he hath spoken.

[27:1] And Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandment which I command you this day. [27:2] And it shall be on the day when you shall pass over the Jordan unto the land which THE GOD your God giveth thee, that you shalt set you up great stones, and plaster them with plaster: [27:3] and you shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when you art passed over; that you mayest go in unto the land which THE GOD your God giveth thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, as THE GOD, the God of your fathers, hath promised thee. [27:4] And it shall be, when you are passed over the Jordan, that you shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and you shalt plaster them with plaster. [27:5] And there shalt you build an altar unto THE GOD your God, an altar of stones: you shalt lift up no iron tool upon them. [27:6] you shalt build the altar of THE GOD your God of unhewn stones; and you shalt offer burnt-offerings thereon unto THE GOD your God: [27:7] and you shalt sacrifice peace-offerings, and shalt eat there; and you shalt rejoice before THE GOD your God. [27:8] And you shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

[27:9] And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying, Keep silence, and hearken, O Israel: this day you art become the people of THE GOD your God. [27:10] you shalt therefore obey the voice of THE GOD your God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command you this day.

[27:11] And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, [27:12] These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you are passed over the Jordan: Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin. [27:13] And these shall stand upon mount Ebal for the curse: Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. [27:14] And the Levites shall answer, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice,

[27:15] Cursed be the man that maketh a graven or molten image, an abomination unto THE GOD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and setteth it up in secret. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.

[27:16] Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[27:17] Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor’s landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[27:18] Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[27:19] Cursed be he that wresteth the justice due to the sojourner, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[27:20] Cursed be he that lieth with his father’s wife, because he hath uncovered his father’s skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[27:21] Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[27:22] Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[27:23] Cursed be he that lieth with his mother-in-law. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[27:24] Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbor in secret. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[27:25] Cursed be he that taketh a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[27:26] Cursed be he that confirmeth not the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

[28:1] And it shall come to pass, if you shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of THE GOD your God, to observe to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that THE GOD your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth: [28:2] and all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if you shalt hearken unto the voice of THE GOD your God. [28:3] Blessed shalt you be in the city, and blessed shalt you be in the field. [28:4] Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock. [28:5] Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough. [28:6] Blessed shalt you be when you comest in, and blessed shalt you be when you goest out.

[28:7] THE GOD will cause your enemies that rise up against you to be smitten before thee: they shall come out against you one way, and shall flee before you seven ways. [28:8] THE GOD will command the blessing upon you in your barns, and in all that you puttest your hand unto; and he will bless you in the land which THE GOD your God giveth thee. [28:9] THE GOD will establish you for a holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee; if you shalt keep the commandments of THE GOD your God, and walk in his ways. [28:10] And all the peoples of the earth shall see that you art called by the name of THE GOD; and they shall be afraid of thee. [28:11] And THE GOD will make you plenteous for good, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which THE GOD sware unto your fathers to give thee. [28:12] THE GOD will open unto you his good treasure the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shalt lend unto many nations, and you shalt not borrow. [28:13] And THE GOD will make you the head, and not the tail; and you shalt be above only, and you shalt not be beneath; if you shalt hearken unto the commandments of THE GOD your God, which I command you this day, to observe and to do them, [28:14] and shalt not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

[28:15] But it shall come to pass, if you wilt not hearken unto the voice of THE GOD your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day, that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee. [28:16] Cursed shalt you be in the city, and cursed shalt you be in the field. [28:17] Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough. [28:18] Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock. [28:19] Cursed shalt you be when you comest in, and cursed shalt you be when you goest out.

[28:20] THE GOD will send upon you cursing, discomfiture, and rebuke, in all that you puttest your hand unto to do, until you be destroyed, and until you perish quickly; because of the evil of your doings, whereby you have forsaken me. [28:21] THE GOD will make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed you from off the land, whither you goest in to possess it. [28:22] THE GOD will smite you with consumption, and with fever, and with inflammation, and with fiery heat, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue you until you perish. [28:23] And your heaven that is over your head shall be brass, and the earth that is under you shall be iron. [28:24] THE GOD will make the rain of your land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until you be destroyed.

[28:25] THE GOD will cause you to be smitten before your enemies; you shalt go out one way against them, and shalt flee seven ways before them: and you shalt be tossed to and from among all the kingdoms of the earth. [28:26] And your dead body shall be food unto all birds of the heavens, and unto the beasts of the earth; and there shall be none to frighten them away. [28:27] THE GOD will smite you with the boil of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scurvy, and with the itch, whereof you canst not be healed. [28:28] THE GOD will smite you with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart; [28:29] and you shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and you shalt not prosper in your ways: and you shalt be only oppressed and robbed alway, and there shall be none to save thee. [28:30] you shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: you shalt build a house, and you shalt not dwell therein: you shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not use the fruit thereof. [28:31] your ox shall be slain before your eyes, and you shalt not eat thereof: your ass shall be violently taken away from before your face, and shall not be restored to thee: your sheep shall be given unto your enemies, and you shalt have none to save thee. [28:32] your sons and your daughters shall be given unto another people; and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day: and there shall be nought in the power of your hand. [28:33] The fruit of your ground, and all your labors, shall a nation which you knowest not eat up; and you shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway; [28:34] so that you shalt be mad for the sight of your eyes which you shalt see. [28:35] THE GOD will smite you in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore boil, whereof you canst not be healed, from the sole of your foot unto the crown of your head.

[28:36] THE GOD will bring thee, and your king whom you shalt set over thee, unto a nation that you have not known, you nor your fathers; and there shalt you serve other gods, wood and stone. [28:37] And you shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all the peoples whither THE GOD shall lead you away. [28:38] you shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather little in; for the locust shall consume it. [28:39] you shalt plant vineyards and dress them, but you shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worm shall eat them. [28:40] you shalt have olive-trees throughout all your borders, but you shalt not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olive shall cast its fruit. [28:41] you shalt beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be thine; for they shall go into captivity. [28:42] All your trees and the fruit of your ground shall the locust possess. [28:43] The sojourner that is in the midst of you shall mount up above you higher and higher; and you shalt come down lower and lower. [28:44] He shall lend to thee, and you shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shalt be the tail. [28:45] And all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till you be destroyed; because you hearkenedst not unto the voice of THE GOD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee: [28:46] and they shall be upon you for a sign and for a wonder, and upon your seed for ever.

[28:47] Because you servedst not THE GOD your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, by reason of the abundance of all things; [28:48] therefore shalt you serve your enemies that THE GOD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he have destroyed thee. [28:49] THE GOD will bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue you shalt not understand; [28:50] a nation of fierce countenance, that shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young, [28:51] and shall eat the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your ground, until you be destroyed; that also shall not leave you grain, new wine, or oil, the increase of your cattle, or the young of your flock, until they have caused you to perish. [28:52] And they shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fortified walls come down, wherein you trustedst, throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land, which THE GOD your God hath given thee. [28:53] And you shalt eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, whom THE GOD your God hath given thee, in the siege and in the distress wherewith your enemies shall distress thee. [28:54] The man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children whom he hath remaining; [28:55] so that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat, because he hath nothing left him, in the siege and in the distress wherewith your enemy shall distress you in all your gates. [28:56] The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, [28:57] and toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children whom she shall bear; for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly, in the siege and in the distress wherewith your enemy shall distress you in your gates.

[28:58] If you wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, JEHOVAH your GOD; [28:59] then THE GOD will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of your seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. [28:60] And he will bring upon you again all the diseases of Egypt, which you wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. [28:61] Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will THE GOD bring upon thee, until you be destroyed. [28:62] And you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because you didst not hearken unto the voice of THE GOD your God. [28:63] And it shall come to pass, that, as THE GOD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you, so THE GOD will rejoice over you to cause you to perish, and to destroy you; and you shall be plucked from off the land whither you goest in to possess it. [28:64] And THE GOD will scatter you among all peoples, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; and there you shalt serve other gods, which you have not known, you nor your fathers, even wood and stone. [28:65] And among these nations shalt you find no ease, and there shall be no rest for the sole of your foot: but THE GOD will give you there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and pining of soul; [28:66] and your life shall hang in doubt before thee; and you shalt fear night and day, and shalt have no assurance of your life. [28:67] In the morning you shalt say, Would it were even! and at even you shalt say, Would it were morning! for the fear of your heart which you shalt fear, and for the sight of your eyes which you shalt see. [28:68] And THE GOD will bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I said unto thee, you shalt see it no more again: and there you shall sell yourselves unto your enemies for bondmen and for bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

[29:1] These are the words of the covenant which THE GOD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.

[29:2] And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, You have seen all that THE GOD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land; [29:3] the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs, and those great wonders: [29:4] but THE GOD hath not given you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. [29:5] And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxed old upon you, and your shoe is not waxed old upon your foot. [29:6] You have not eaten bread, neither have you drunk wine or strong drink; that you may know that I am THE GOD your God. [29:7] And when you came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them: [29:8] and we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of the Manassites. [29:9] Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.

[29:10] You stand this day all of you before THE GOD your God; your heads, your tribes, your elders, and your officers, even all the men of Israel, [29:11] your little ones, your wives, and your sojourner that is in the midst of your camps, from the hewer of your wood unto the drawer of your water; [29:12] that you mayest enter into the covenant of THE GOD your God, and into his oath, which THE GOD your God maketh with you this day; [29:13] that he may establish you this day unto himself for a people, and that he may be unto you a God, as he spake unto thee, and as he sware unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

[29:14] Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath, [29:15] but with him that standeth here with us this day before THE GOD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day [29:16] (for you know how we dwelt in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the midst of the nations through which you passed; [29:17] and you have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them); [29:18] lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from THE GOD our God, to go to serve the gods of those nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood; [29:19] and it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart, to destroy the moist with the dry. [29:20] THE GOD will not pardon him, but then the anger of THE GOD and his jealousy will smoke against that man, and all the curse that is written in this book shall lie upon him, and THE GOD will blot out his name from under heaven. [29:21] And THE GOD will set him apart unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that is written in this book of the law.

[29:22] And the generation to come, your children that shall rise up after you, and the foreigner that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses wherewith THE GOD hath made it sick; [29:23] and that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and a burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which THE GOD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: [29:24] even all the nations shall say, Wherefore hath THE GOD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger? [29:25] Then men shall say, Because they forsook the covenant of THE GOD, the God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, [29:26] and went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods that they knew not, and that he had not given unto them: [29:27] therefore the anger of THE GOD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curse that is written in this book; [29:28] and THE GOD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as at this day. [29:29] The secret things belong unto THE GOD our God; but the things that are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

[30:1] And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and you shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither THE GOD your God hath driven thee, [30:2] and shalt return unto THE GOD your God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul; [30:3] that then THE GOD your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather you from all the peoples, whither THE GOD your God hath scattered thee. [30:4] If any of your outcasts be in the uttermost parts of heaven, from thence will THE GOD your God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: [30:5] and THE GOD your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shalt possess it; and he will do you good, and multiply you above your fathers. [30:6] And THE GOD your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love THE GOD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you mayest live. [30:7] And THE GOD your God will put all these curses upon your enemies, and on them that hate thee, that persecuted thee. [30:8] And you shalt return and obey the voice of THE GOD, and do all his commandments which I command you this day. [30:9] And THE GOD your God will make you plenteous in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your ground, for good: for THE GOD will again rejoice over you for good, as he rejoiced over your fathers; [30:10] if you shalt obey the voice of THE GOD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law; if you turn unto THE GOD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul.

[30:11] For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not too hard for thee, neither is it far off. [30:12] It is not in heaven, that you shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, and make us to hear it, that we may do it? [30:13] Neither is it beyond the sea, that you shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, and make us to hear it, that we may do it? [30:14] But the word is very nigh unto thee, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you mayest do it.

[30:15] See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil; [30:16] in that I command you this day to love THE GOD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, that you mayest live and multiply, and that THE GOD your God may bless you in the land whither you goest in to possess it. [30:17] But if your heart turn away, and you wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; [30:18] I denounce unto you this day, that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land, whither you passest over the Jordan to go in to possess it. [30:19] I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that you mayest live, you and your seed; [30:20] to love THE GOD your God, to obey his voice, and to cleave unto him; for he is your life, and the length of your days; that you mayest dwell in the land which THE GOD sware unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

[31:1] And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel. [31:2] And he said unto them, I am a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: and THE GOD hath said unto me, you shalt not go over this Jordan. [31:3] THE GOD your God, he will go over before thee; he will destroy these nations from before thee, and you shalt dispossess them: and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as THE GOD hath spoken. [31:4] And THE GOD will do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og, the kings of the Amorites, and unto their land; whom he destroyed. [31:5] And THE GOD will deliver them up before you, and you shall do unto them according unto all the commandment which I have commanded you. [31:6] Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them: for THE GOD your God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. [31:7] And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of good courage: for you shalt go with this people into the land which THE GOD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and you shalt cause them to inherit it. [31:8] And THE GOD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

[31:9] And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, that bare the ark of the covenant of THE GOD, and unto all the elders of Israel. [31:10] And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, [31:11] when all Israel is come to appear before THE GOD your God in the place which he shall choose, you shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. [31:12] Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little ones, and your sojourner that is within your gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear THE GOD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law; [31:13] and that their children, who have not known, may hear, and learn to fear THE GOD your God, as long as you live in the land whither you go over the Jordan to possess it.

[31:14] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Behold, your days approach that you must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tent of meeting. [31:15] And THE GOD appeared in the Tent in a pillar of cloud: and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent. [31:16] And THE GOD said unto Moses, Behold, you shalt sleep with your fathers; and this people will rise up, and play the harlot after the strange gods of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. [31:17] Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall come upon them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us? [31:18] And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evil which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods. [31:19] Now therefore write you this song for you, and teach you it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. [31:20] For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, flowing with milk and honey, and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxed fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and despise me, and break my covenant. [31:21] And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are come upon them, that this song shall testify before them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they frame this day, before I have brought them into the land which I sware. [31:22] So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel. [31:23] And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of good courage; for you shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.

[31:24] And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, [31:25] that Moses commanded the Levites, that bare the ark of the covenant of THE GOD, saying, [31:26] Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of THE GOD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee. [31:27] For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against THE GOD; and how much more after my death? [31:28] Assemble unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to witness against them. [31:29] For I know that after my death you will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because you will do that which is evil in the sight of THE GOD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

[31:30] And Moses spake in the ears of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, until they were finished.

[32:1] Give ear, you heavens, and I will speak;

And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.

[32:2] My doctrine shall drop as the rain;

My speech shall distil as the dew,

As the small rain upon the tender grass,

And as the showers upon the herb.

[32:3] For I will proclaim the name of THE GOD:

Ascribe you greatness unto our God.

[32:4] The Rock, his work is perfect;

For all his ways are justice:

A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,

Just and right is he.

[32:5] They have dealt corruptly with him, they are not his children, it is their blemish;

They are a perverse and crooked generation.

[32:6] Do you thus requite THE GOD,

O foolish people and unwise?

Is not he your father that hath bought thee?

He hath made thee, and established thee.

[32:7] Remember the days of old,

Consider the years of many generations:

Ask your father, and he will show thee;

Thine elders, and they will tell thee.

[32:8] When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance,

When he separated the children of men,

He set the bounds of the peoples

According to the number of the children of Israel.

[32:9] For THE GOD’s portion is his people;

Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

[32:10] He found him in a desert land,

And in the waste howling wilderness;

He compassed him about, he cared for him,

He kept him as the apple of his eye.

[32:11] As an eagle that stirreth up her nest,

That fluttereth over her young,

He spread abroad his wings, he took them,

He bare them on his pinions.

[32:12] THE GOD alone did lead him,

And there was no foreign god with him.

[32:13] He made him ride on the high places of the earth,

And he did eat the increase of the field;

And he made him to suck honey out of the rock,

And oil out of the flinty rock;

[32:14] Butter of the herd, and milk of the flock,

With fat of lambs,

And rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats,

With the finest of the wheat;

And of the blood of the grape you drankest wine.

[32:15] But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked:

Thou art waxed fat, you art grown thick, you art become sleek;

Then he forsook God who made him,

And lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

[32:16] They moved him to jealousy with strange gods;

With abominations provoked they him to anger.

[32:17] They sacrificed unto demons, which were no God,

To gods that they knew not,

To new gods that came up of late,

Which your fathers dreaded not.

[32:18] Of the Rock that begat you you art unmindful,

And have forgotten God that gave you birth.

[32:19] And THE GOD saw it, and abhorred them,

Because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters.

[32:20] And he said, I will hide my face from them,

I will see what their end shall be:

For they are a very perverse generation,

Children in whom is no faithfulness.

[32:21] They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God;

They have provoked me to anger with their vanities:

And I will move them to jealousy with those that are not a people;

I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

[32:22] For a fire is kindled in mine anger,

And burneth unto the lowest Sheol,

And devoureth the earth with its increase,

And setteth on fire the foundations of the mountains.

[32:23] I will heap evils upon them;

I will spend mine arrows upon them:

[32:24] They shall be wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat

And bitter destruction;

And the teeth of beasts will I send upon them,

With the poison of crawling things of the dust.

[32:25] Without shall the sword bereave,

And in the chambers terror;

It shall destroy both young man and virgin,

The suckling with the man of gray hairs.

[32:26] I said, I would scatter them afar,

I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men;

[32:27] Were it not that I feared the provocation of the enemy,

Lest their adversaries should judge amiss,

Lest they should say, Our hand is exalted,

And THE GOD hath not done all this.

[32:28] For they are a nation void of counsel,

And there is no understanding in them.

[32:29] Oh that they were wise, that they understood this,

That they would consider their latter end!

[32:30] How should one chase a thousand,

And two put ten thousand to flight,

Except their Rock had sold them,

And THE GOD had delivered them up?

[32:31] For their rock is not as our Rock,

Even our enemies themselves being judges.

[32:32] For their vine is of the vine of Sodom,

And of the fields of Gomorrah:

Their grapes are grapes of gall,

Their clusters are bitter:

[32:33] Their wine is the poison of serpents,

And the cruel venom of asps.

[32:34] Is not this laid up in store with me,

Sealed up among my treasures?

[32:35] Vengeance is mine, and recompense,

At the time when their foot shall slide:

For the day of their calamity is at hand,

And the things that are to come upon them shall make haste.

[32:36] For THE GOD will judge his people,

And repent himself for his servants;

When he seeth that their power is gone,

And there is none remaining, shut up or left at large.

[32:37] And he will say, Where are their gods,

The rock in which they took refuge;

[32:38] Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices,

And drank the wine of their drink-offering?

Let them rise up and help you,

Let them be your protection.

[32:39] See now that I, even I, am he,

And there is no god with me:

I kill, and I make alive;

I wound, and I heal;

And there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

[32:40] For I lift up my hand to heaven,

And say, As I live for ever,

[32:41] If I whet my glittering sword,

And my hand take hold on judgment;

I will render vengeance to mine adversaries,

And will recompense them that hate me.

[32:42] I will make mine arrows drunk with blood,

And my sword shall devour flesh;

With the blood of the slain and the captives,

From the head of the leaders of the enemy.

[32:43] Rejoice, O you nations, with his people:

For he will avenge the blood of his servants,

And will render vengeance to his adversaries,

And will make expiation for his land, for his people.

[32:44] And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun. [32:45] And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel; [32:46] And he said unto them, Set your heart unto all the words which I testify unto you this day, which you shall command your children to observe to do, even all the words of this law. [32:47] For it is no vain thing for you; because it is your life, and through this thing you shall prolong your days in the land, whither you go over the Jordan to possess it.

[32:48] And THE GOD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, [32:49] Get you up into this mountain of Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession; [32:50] and die in the mount whither you goest up, and be gathered unto your people, as Aaron your brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people: [32:51] because you trespassed against me in the midst of the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah of Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because you sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. [32:52] For you shalt see the land before thee; but you shalt not go thither into the land which I give the children of Israel.

[33:1] And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. [33:2] And he said,

THE GOD came from Sinai,

And rose from Seir unto them;

He shined forth from mount Paran,

And he came from the ten thousands of holy ones:

At his right hand was a fiery law for them.

[33:3] Yea, he loveth the people;

All his saints are in your hand:

And they sat down at your feet;

Every one shall receive of your words.

[33:4] Moses commanded us a law,

An inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.

[33:5] And he was king in Jeshurun,

When the heads of the people were gathered,

All the tribes of Israel together.

[33:6] Let Reuben live, and not die;

Nor let his men be few.

[33:7] And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said,

Hear, THE GOD, the voice of Judah,

And bring him in unto his people.

With his hands he contended for himself;

And you shalt be a help against his adversaries.

[33:8] And of Levi he said,

Thy Thummim and your Urim are with your godly one,

Whom you didst prove at Massah,

With whom you didst strive at the waters of Meribah;

[33:9] Who said of his father, and of his mother, I have not seen him;

Neither did he acknowledge his brethren,

Nor knew he his own children:

For they have observed your word,

And keep your covenant.

[33:10] They shall teach Jacob your ordinances,

And Israel your law:

They shall put incense before thee,

And whole burnt-offering upon your altar.

[33:11] Bless, THE GOD, his substance,

And accept the work of his hands:

Smite through the loins of them that rise up against him,

And of them that hate him, that they rise not again.

[33:12] Of Benjamin he said,

The beloved of THE GOD shall dwell in safety by him;

He covereth him all the day long,

And he dwelleth between his shoulders.

[33:13] And of Joseph he said,

Blessed of THE GOD be his land,

For the precious things of heaven, for the dew,

And for the deep that coucheth beneath,

[33:14] And for the precious things of the fruits of the sun,

And for the precious things of the growth of the moons,

[33:15] And for the chief things of the ancient mountains,

And for the precious things of the everlasting hills,

[33:16] And for the precious things of the earth and the fulness thereof,

And the good will of him that dwelt in the bush.

Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph,

And upon the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

[33:17] The firstling of his herd, majesty is his;

And his horns are the horns of the wild-ox:

With them he shall push the peoples all of them, even the ends of the earth:

And they are the ten thousands of Ephraim,

And they are the thousands of Manasseh.

[33:18] And of Zebulun he said,

Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out;

And, Issachar, in your tents.

[33:19] They shall call the peoples unto the mountain;

There shall they offer sacrifices of righteousness:

For they shall suck the abundance of the seas,

And the hidden treasures of the sand.

[33:20] And of Gad he said,

Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad:

He dwelleth as a lioness,

And teareth the arm, yea, the crown of the head.

[33:21] And he provided the first part for himself,

For there was the lawgiver’s portion reserved;

And he came with the heads of the people;

He executed the righteousness of THE GOD,

And his ordinances with Israel.

[33:22] And of Dan he said,

Dan is a lion’s whelp,

That leapeth forth from Bashan.

[33:23] And of Naphtali he said,

O Naphtali, satisfied with favor,

And full with the blessing of THE GOD,

Possess you the west and the south.

[33:24] And of Asher he said,

Blessed be Asher with children;

Let him be acceptable unto his brethren,

And let him dip his foot in oil.

[33:25] your bars shall be iron and brass;

And as your days, so shall your strength be.

[33:26] There is none like unto God, O Jeshurun,

Who rideth upon the heavens for your help,

And in his excellency on the skies.

[33:27] The eternal God is your dwelling-place,

And underneath are the everlasting arms.

And he thrust out the enemy from before thee,

And said, Destroy.

[33:28] And Israel dwelleth in safety,

The fountain of Jacob alone,

In a land of grain and new wine;

Yea, his heavens drop down dew.

[33:29] Happy art thou, O Israel:

Who is like unto thee, a people saved by THE GOD,

The shield of your help,

And the sword of your excellency!

And your enemies shall submit themselves unto thee;

And you shalt tread upon their high places.

[34:1] And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And THE GOD showed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, [34:2] and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the hinder sea, [34:3] and the South, and the Plain of the valley of Jericho the city of palm-trees, unto Zoar. [34:4] And THE GOD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto your seed: I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shalt not go over thither. [34:5] So Moses the servant of THE GOD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of THE GOD. [34:6] And he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. [34:7] And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. [34:8] And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping in the mourning for Moses were ended.

[34:9] And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as THE GOD commanded Moses. [34:10] And there hath not arisen a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom THE GOD knew face to face, [34:11] in all the signs and the wonders, which THE GOD sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land, [34:12] and in all the mighty hand, and in all the great terror, which Moses wrought in the sight of all Israel.

 

The Book of Joshua

[1:1] Now it came to pass after the death of Moses the servant of THE GOD, that THE GOD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, [1:2] Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. [1:3] Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, to you have I given it, as I spake unto Moses. [1:4] From the wilderness, and this Lebanon, even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your border. [1:5] There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life. as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee; I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. [1:6] Be strong and of good courage; for you shalt cause this people to inherit the land which I sware unto their fathers to give them. [1:7] Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you mayest have good success whithersoever you goest. [1:8] This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shalt meditate thereon day and night, that you mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shalt make your way prosperous, and then you shalt have good success. [1:9] Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not affrighted, neither be you dismayed: for THE GOD your God is with you whithersoever you goest.

[1:10] Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, [1:11] Pass through the midst of the camp, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which THE GOD your God giveth you to possess it.

[1:12] And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying, [1:13] Remember the word which Moses the servant of THE GOD commanded you, saying, THE GOD your God giveth you rest, and will give you this land. [1:14] Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall abide in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan; but you shall pass over before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valor, and shall help them; [1:15] until THE GOD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which THE GOD your God giveth them: then you shall return unto the land of your possession, and possess it, which Moses the servant of THE GOD gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrising. [1:16] And they answered Joshua, saying, All that you have commanded us we will do, and whithersoever you sendest us we will go. [1:17] According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only THE GOD your God be with thee, as he was with Moses. [1:18] Whosoever he be that shall rebel against your commandment, and shall not hearken unto your words in all that you commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of good courage.

[2:1] And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men as spies secretly, saying, Go, view the land, and Jericho. And they went and came into the house of a harlot whose name was Rahab, and lay there. [2:2] And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to-night of the children of Israel to search out the land. [2:3] And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, that are entered into your house; for they are come to search out all the land. [2:4] And the woman took the two men, and hid them; and she said, Yea, the men came unto me, but I knew not whence they were: [2:5] and it came to pass about the time of the shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out; whither the men went I know not: pursue after them quickly; for you will overtake them. [2:6] But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof. [2:7] And the men pursued after them the way to the Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they that pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.

[2:8] And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof; [2:9] and she said unto the men, I know that THE GOD hath given you the land, and that the fear of you is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you. [2:10] For we have heard how THE GOD dried up the water of the Red Sea before you, when you came out of Egypt; and what you did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were beyond the Jordan, unto Sihon and to Og, whom you utterly destroyed. [2:11] And as soon as we had heard it, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more spirit in any man, because of you: for THE GOD your God, he is God in heaven above, and on earth beneath. [2:12] Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by THE GOD, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father’s house, and give me a true token; [2:13] and that you will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and will deliver our lives from death. [2:14] And the men said unto her, Our life for yours, if you utter not this our business; and it shall be, when THE GOD giveth us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

[2:15] Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the side of the wall, and she dwelt upon the wall. [2:16] And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers light upon you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may you go your way. [2:17] And the men said unto her, We will be guiltless of this your oath which you have made us to swear. [2:18] Behold, when we come into the land, you shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which you didst let us down by: and you shalt gather unto you into the house your father, and your mother, and your brethren, and all your father’s household. [2:19] And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we shall be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him. [2:20] But if you utter this our business, then we shall be guiltless of your oath which you have made us to swear. [2:21] And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.

[2:22] And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not. [2:23] Then the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun; and they told him all that had befallen them. [2:24] And they said unto Joshua, Truly THE GOD hath delivered into our hands all the land; and moreover all the inhabitants of the land do melt away before us.

[3:1] And Joshua rose up early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel; and they lodged there before they passed over. [3:2] And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the midst of the camp; [3:3] and they commanded the people, saying, When you see the ark of the covenant of THE GOD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then you shall remove from your place, and go after it. [3:4] Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that you may know the way by which you must go; for you have not passed this way heretofore. [3:5] And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves; for tomorrow THE GOD will do wonders among you. [3:6] And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.

[3:7] And THE GOD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee. [3:8] And you shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When you are come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan. [3:9] And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of THE GOD your God. [3:10] And Joshua said, Hereby you shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Hivite, and the Perizzite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and the Jebusite. [3:11] Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into the Jordan. [3:12] Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, for every tribe a man. [3:13] And it shall come to pass, when the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of THE GOD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, that the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off, even the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand in one heap.

[3:14] And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over the Jordan, the priests that bare the ark of the covenant being before the people; [3:15] and when they that bare the ark were come unto the Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (for the Jordan overfloweth all its banks all the time of harvest,) [3:16] that the waters which came down from above stood, and rose up in one heap, a great way off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those that went down toward the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho. [3:17] And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of THE GOD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel passed over on dry ground, until all the nation were passed clean over the Jordan.

[4:1] And it came to pass, when all the nation were clean passed over the Jordan, that THE GOD spake unto Joshua, saying, [4:2] Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man, [4:3] and command you them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of the Jordan, out of the place where the priests’ feet stood firm, twelve stones, and carry them over with you, and lay them down in the lodging-place, where you shall lodge this night. [4:4] Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man: [4:5] and Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of THE GOD your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel; [4:6] that this may be a sign among you, that, when your children ask in time to come, saying, What mean you by these stones? [4:7] then you shall say unto them, Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of THE GOD; when it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.

[4:8] And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan, as THE GOD spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel; and they carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there. [4:9] And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests that bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day. [4:10] For the priests that bare the ark stood in the midst of the Jordan, until everything was finished that THE GOD commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hasted and passed over. [4:11] And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of THE GOD passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people. [4:12] And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses spake unto them: [4:13] about forty thousand ready armed for war passed over before THE GOD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho. [4:14] On that day THE GOD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.

[4:15] And THE GOD spake unto Joshua, saying, [4:16] Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan. [4:17] Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come you up out of the Jordan. [4:18] And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of THE GOD were come up out of the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests’ feet were lifted up unto the dry ground, that the waters of the Jordan returned unto their place, and went over all its banks, as aforetime.

[4:19] And the people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, on the east border of Jericho. [4:20] And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, did Joshua set up in Gilgal. [4:21] And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones? [4:22] Then you shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land. [4:23] For THE GOD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan from before you, until you were passed over, as THE GOD your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were passed over; [4:24] that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of THE GOD, that it is mighty; that you may fear THE GOD your God for ever.

[5:1] And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, that were beyond the Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, that were by the sea, heard how that THE GOD had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.

[5:2] At that time THE GOD said unto Joshua, Make you knives of flint, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time. [5:3] And Joshua made him knives of lint, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins. [5:4] And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: all the people that came forth out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they came forth out of Egypt. [5:5] For all the people that came out were circumcised; but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, they had not circumcised. [5:6] For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the nation, even the men of war that came forth out of Egypt, were consumed, because they hearkened not unto the voice of THE GOD: unto whom THE GOD sware that he would not let them see the land which THE GOD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. [5:7] And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them did Joshua circumcise: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way. [5:8] And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the nation, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole. [5:9] And THE GOD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of that place was called Gilgal, unto this day.

[5:10] And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal; and they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho. [5:11] And they did eat of the produce of the land on the morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes and parched grain, in the selfsame day. [5:12] And the manna ceased on the morrow, after they had eaten of the produce of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

[5:13] And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art you for us, or for our adversaries? [5:14] And he said, Nay; but as prince of the host of THE GOD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? [5:15] And the prince of THE GOD’s host said unto Joshua, Put off your shoe from off your foot; for the place whereon you standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

[6:1] Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. [6:2] And THE GOD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into your hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valor. [6:3] And you shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about the city once. Thus shalt you do six days. [6:4] And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark: and the seventh day you shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. [6:5] And it shall be, that, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall go up every man straight before him. [6:6] And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of THE GOD. [6:7] And they said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let the armed men pass on before the ark of THE GOD.

[6:8] And it was so, that, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before THE GOD passed on, and blew the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of THE GOD followed them. [6:9] And the armed men went before the priests that blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went. [6:10] And Joshua commanded the people, saying, You shall not shout, nor let your voice be heard, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall you shout. [6:11] So he caused the ark of THE GOD to compass the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.

[6:12] And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of THE GOD. [6:13] And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of THE GOD went on continually, and blew the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; and the rearward came after the ark of THE GOD, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went. [6:14] And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.

[6:15] And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early at the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on the day they compassed the city seven times. [6:16] And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for THE GOD hath given you the city. [6:17] And the city shall be devoted, even it and all that is therein, to THE GOD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. [6:18] But as for you, only keep yourselves from the devoted thing, lest when you have devoted it, you take of the devoted thing; so would you make the camp of Israel accursed, and trouble it. [6:19] But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are holy unto THE GOD: they shall come into the treasury of THE GOD. [6:20] So the people shouted, and the priests blew the trumpets; and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. [6:21] And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, both young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

[6:22] And Joshua said unto the two men that had spied out the land, Go into the harlot’s house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as you sware unto her. [6:23] And the young men the spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; all her kindred also they brought out; and they set them without the camp of Israel. [6:24] And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein; only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of THE GOD. [6:25] But Rahab the harlot, and her father’s household, and all that she had, did Joshua save alive; and she dwelt in the midst of Israel unto this day, because she hid the messengers, whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. [6:26] And Joshua charged them with an oath at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before THE GOD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: with the loss of his first-born shall he lay the foundation thereof, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it. [6:27] So THE GOD was with Joshua; and his fame was in all the land.

[7:1] But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the devoted thing; for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the devoted thing: and the anger of THE GOD was kindled against the children of Israel.

[7:2] And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the east side of Beth-el, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and spy out the land. And the men went up and spied out Ai. [7:3] And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; make not all the people to toil thither; for they are but few. [7:4] So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai. [7:5] And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men; and they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them at the descent; and the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.

[7:6] And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of THE GOD until the evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust upon their heads. [7:7] And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord THE GOD, wherefore have you at all brought this people over the Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to cause us to perish? would that we had been content and dwelt beyond the Jordan! [7:8] Oh, Lord, what shall I say, after that Israel hath turned their backs before their enemies! [7:9] For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it, and will compass us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt you do for your great name?

[7:10] And THE GOD said unto Joshua, Get you up; wherefore art you thus fallen upon your face? [7:11] Israel hath sinned; yea, they have even transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: yea, they have even taken of the devoted thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also; and they have even put it among their own stuff. [7:12] Therefore the children of Israel cannot stand before their enemies; they turn their backs before their enemies, because they are become accursed: I will not be with you any more, except you destroy the devoted thing from among you. [7:13] Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against tomorrow: for thus saith THE GOD, the God of Israel, There is a devoted thing in the midst of thee, O Israel; you canst not stand before your enemies, until you take away the devoted thing from among you. [7:14] In the morning therefore you shall be brought near by your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which THE GOD taketh shall come near by families; and the family which THE GOD shall take shall come near by households; and the household which THE GOD shall take shall come near man by man. [7:15] And it shall be, that he that is taken with the devoted thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath; because he hath transgressed the covenant of THE GOD, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.

[7:16] So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel near by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken: [7:17] and he brought near the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zerahites: and he brought near the family of the Zerahites man by man; and Zabdi was taken: [7:18] and he brought near his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken. [7:19] And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to THE GOD, the God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what you have done; hide it not from me. [7:20] And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Of a truth I have sinned against THE GOD, the God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: [7:21] when I saw among the spoil a goodly Babylonish mantle, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

[7:22] So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it. [7:23] And they took them from the midst of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel; and they laid them down before THE GOD. [7:24] And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the mantle, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them up unto the valley of Achor. [7:25] And Joshua said, Why have you troubled us? THE GOD shall trouble you this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire, and stoned them with stones. [7:26] And they raised over him a great heap of stones, unto this day; and THE GOD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.

[8:1] And THE GOD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be you dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai; see, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land; [8:2] And you shalt do to Ai and her king as you didst unto Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall you take for a prey unto yourselves: set you an ambush for the city behind it.

[8:3] So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up to Ai: and Joshua chose out thirty thousand men, the mighty men of valor, and sent them forth by night. [8:4] And he commanded them, saying, Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city; go not very far from the city, but be you all ready: [8:5] and I, and all the people that are with me, will approach unto the city. And it shall come to pass, when they come out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them; [8:6] and they will come out after us, till we have drawn them away from the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: so we will flee before them; [8:7] and you shall rise up from the ambush, and take possession of the city: for THE GOD your God will deliver it into your hand. [8:8] And it shall be, when you have seized upon the city, that you shall set the city on fire; according to the word of THE GOD shall you do: see, I have commanded you. [8:9] And Joshua sent them forth; and they went to the ambushment, and abode between Beth-el and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged that night among the people.

[8:10] And Joshua arose up early in the morning, and mustered the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai. [8:11] And all the people, even the men of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and encamped on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley between him and Ai. [8:12] And he took about five thousand men, and set them in ambush between Beth-el and Ai, on the west side of the city. [8:13] So they set the people, even all the host that was on the north of the city, and their liers-in-wait that were on the west of the city; and Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley. [8:14] And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at the time appointed, before the Arabah; but he knew not that there was an ambush against him behind the city. [8:15] And Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled by the way of the wilderness. [8:16] And all the people that were in the city were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city. [8:17] And there was not a man left in Ai or Beth-el, that went not out after Israel: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.

[8:18] And THE GOD said unto Joshua, Stretch out the javelin that is in your hand toward Ai; for I will give it into your hand. And Joshua stretched out the javelin that was in his hand toward the city. [8:19] And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand, and entered into the city, and took it; and they hasted and set the city on fire. [8:20] And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they saw, and, behold, the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this way or that way: and the people that fled to the wilderness turned back upon the pursuers. [8:21] And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city, and that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned again, and slew the men of Ai. [8:22] And the others came forth out of the city against them; so they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side: and they smote them, so that they let none of them remain or escape. [8:23] And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

[8:24] And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they pursued them, and they were all fallen by the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, that all Israel returned unto Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword. [8:25] And all that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai. [8:26] For Joshua drew not back his hand, wherewith he stretched out the javelin, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. [8:27] Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for prey unto themselves, according unto the word of THE GOD which he commanded Joshua. [8:28] So Joshua burnt Ai, and made it a heap for ever, even a desolation, unto this day. [8:29] And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until the eventide: and at the going down of the sun Joshua commanded, and they took his body down from the tree, and cast it at the entrance of the gate of the city, and raised thereon a great heap of stones, unto this day.

[8:30] Then Joshua built an altar unto THE GOD, the God of Israel, in mount Ebal, [8:31] as Moses the servant of THE GOD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of unhewn stones, upon which no man had lifted up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt-offerings unto THE GOD, and sacrificed peace-offerings. [8:32] And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote, in the presence of the children of Israel. [8:33] And all Israel, and their elders and officers, and their judges, stood on this side of the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, that bare the ark of the covenant of THE GOD, as well the sojourner as the homeborn; half of them in front of mount Gerizim, and half of them in front of mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of THE GOD had commanded at the first, that they should bless the people of Israel. [8:34] And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the book of the law. [8:35] There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the sojourners that were among them.

[9:1] And it came to pass, when all the kings that were beyond the Jordan, in the hill-country, and in the lowland, and on all the shore of the great sea in front of Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard thereof; [9:2] that they gathered themselves together, to fight with Joshua and with Israel, with one accord.

[9:3] But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, [9:4] they also did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine-skins, old and rent and bound up, [9:5] and old and patched shoes upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and was become mouldy. [9:6] And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We are come from a far country: now therefore make you a covenant with us. [9:7] And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, Peradventure you dwell among us; and how shall we make a covenant with you? [9:8] And they said unto Joshua, We are your servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye? [9:9] And they said unto him, From a very far country your servants are come because of the name of THE GOD your God: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt, [9:10] and all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, that were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, who was at Ashtaroth. [9:11] And our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spake to us, saying, Take provision in your hand for the journey, and go to meet them, and say unto them, We are your servants: and now make you a covenant with us. [9:12] This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we came forth to go unto you; but now, behold, it is dry, and is become mouldy: [9:13] and these wine-skins, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they are rent: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey. [9:14] And the men took of their provision, and asked not counsel at the mouth of THE GOD. [9:15] And Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

[9:16] And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, that they heard that they were their neighbors, and that they dwelt among them. [9:17] And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim. [9:18] And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes of the congregation had sworn unto them by THE GOD, the God of Israel. And all the congregation murmured against the princes. [9:19] But all the princes said unto all the congregation, We have sworn unto them by THE GOD, the God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them. [9:20] This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we sware unto them. [9:21] And the princes said unto them, Let them live: so they became hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation, as the princes had spoken unto them.

[9:22] And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto them, saying, Wherefore have you beguiled us, saying, We are very far from you; when you dwell among us? [9:23] Now therefore you are cursed, and there shall never fail to be of you bondmen, both hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God. [9:24] And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told your servants, how that THE GOD your God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you; therefore we were sore afraid for our lives because of you, and have done this thing. [9:25] And now, behold, we are in your hand: as it seemeth good and right unto you to do unto us, do. [9:26] And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of the children of Israel, that they slew them not. [9:27] And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of THE GOD, unto this day, in the place which he should choose.

[10:1] Now it came to pass, when Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them; [10:2] that they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty. [10:3] Wherefore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying, [10:4] Come up unto me, and help me, and let us smite Gibeon; for it hath made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel. [10:5] Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped against Gibeon, and made war against it.

[10:6] And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not your hand from your servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the hill-country are gathered together against us. [10:7] So Joshua went up from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor. [10:8] And THE GOD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into your hands; there shall not a man of them stand before thee. [10:9] Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly; for he went up from Gilgal all the night. [10:10] And THE GOD discomfited them before Israel, and he slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them by the way of the ascent of Beth-horon, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. [10:11] And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, that THE GOD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more who died with the hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.

[10:12] Then spake Joshua to THE GOD in the day when THE GOD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel; and he said in the sight of Israel,

Sun, stand you still upon Gibeon;

And thou, Moon, in the valley of Aijalon.

[10:13] And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed,

Until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies.

Is not this written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. [10:14] And there was no day like that before it or after it, that THE GOD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for THE GOD fought for Israel.

[10:15] And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

[10:16] And these five kings fled, and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah. [10:17] And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found, hidden in the cave at Makkedah. [10:18] And Joshua said, Roll great stones unto the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to keep them: [10:19] but stay not ye; pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for THE GOD your God hath delivered them into your hand. [10:20] And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, and the remnant which remained of them had entered into the fortified cities, [10:21] that all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.

[10:22] Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring forth those five kings unto me out of the cave. [10:23] And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon. [10:24] And it came to pass, when they brought forth those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the chiefs of the men of war that went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. [10:25] And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage: for thus shall THE GOD do to all your enemies against whom you fight. [10:26] And afterward Joshua smote them, and put them to death, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening. [10:27] And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had hidden themselves, and laid great stones on the mouth of the cave, unto this very day.

[10:28] And Joshua took Makkedah on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof: he utterly destroyed them and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining; and he did to the king of Makkedah as he had done unto the king of Jericho.

[10:29] And Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah: [10:30] and THE GOD delivered it also, and the king thereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining in it; and he did unto the king thereof as he had done unto the king of Jericho.

[10:31] And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it: [10:32] and THE GOD delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel; and he took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah.

[10:33] Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had left him none remaining.

[10:34] And Joshua passed from Lachish, and all Israel with him, unto Eglon; and they encamped against it, and fought against it; [10:35] and they took it on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword; and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that day, according to all that he had done to Lachish.

[10:36] And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it: [10:37] and they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but he utterly destroyed it, and all the souls that were therein.

[10:38] And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir, and fought against it: [10:39] and he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to the king thereof.

[10:40] So Joshua smote all the land, the hill-country, and the South, and the lowland, and the slopes, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but he utterly destroyed all that breathed, as THE GOD, the God of Israel, commanded. [10:41] And Joshua smote them from Kadesh-barnea even unto Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon. [10:42] And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because THE GOD, the God of Israel, fought for Israel. [10:43] And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

[11:1] And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor heard thereof, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph, [11:2] and to the kings that were on the north, in the hill-country, and in the Arabah south of Chinneroth, and in the lowland, and in the heights of Dor on the west, [11:3] to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the hill-country, and the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpah. [11:4] And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that is upon the sea-shore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many. [11:5] And all these kings met together; and they came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.

[11:6] And THE GOD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them; for to-morrow at this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: you shalt hock their horses, and burn their chariots with fire. [11:7] So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and fell upon them. [11:8] And THE GOD delivered them into the hand of Israel, and they smote them, and chased them unto great Sidon, and unto Misrephoth-maim, and unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they left them none remaining. [11:9] And Joshua did unto them as THE GOD bade him: he hocked their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.

[11:10] And Joshua turned back at that time, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms. [11:11] And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them; there was none left that breathed: and he burnt Hazor with fire. [11:12] And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua take, and he smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed them; as Moses the servant of THE GOD commanded. [11:13] But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn. [11:14] And all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel took for a prey unto themselves; but every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any that breathed. [11:15] As THE GOD commanded Moses his servant, so did Moses command Joshua: and so did Joshua; he left nothing undone of all that THE GOD commanded Moses.

[11:16] So Joshua took all that land, the hill-country, and all the South, and all the land of Goshen, and the lowland, and the Arabah, and the hill-country of Israel, and the lowland of the same; [11:17] from mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and put them to death. [11:18] Joshua made war a long time with all those kings. [11:19] There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: they took all in battle. [11:20] For it was of THE GOD to harden their hearts, to come against Israel in battle, that he might utterly destroy them, that they might have no favor, but that he might destroy them, as THE GOD commanded Moses.

[11:21] And Joshua came at that time, and cut off the Anakim from the hill-country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill-country of Judah, and from all the hill-country of Israel: Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities. [11:22] There was none of the Anakim left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, did some remain. [11:23] So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that THE GOD spake unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land had rest from war.

[12:1] Now these are the kings of the land, whom the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land beyond the Jordan toward the sunrising, from the valley of the Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the Arabah eastward: [12:2] Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and half Gilead, even unto the river Jabbok, the border of the children of Ammon; [12:3] and the Arabah unto the sea of Chinneroth, eastward, and unto the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, eastward, the way to Beth-jeshimoth; and on the south, under the slopes of Pisgah: [12:4] and the border of Og king of Bashan, of the remnant of the Rephaim, who dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, [12:5] and ruled in mount Hermon, and in Salecah, and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon. [12:6] Moses the servant of THE GOD and the children of Israel smote them: and Moses the servant of THE GOD gave it for a possession unto the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

[12:7] And these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the children of Israel smote beyond the Jordan westward, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon even unto mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir; and Joshua gave it unto the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions; [12:8] in the hill-country, and in the lowland, and in the Arabah, and in the slopes, and in the wilderness, and in the South; the Hittite, the Amorite, and the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: [12:9] the king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one; [12:10] the king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one; [12:11] the king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one; [12:12] the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one; [12:13] the king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one; [12:14] the king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one; [12:15] the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one; [12:16] the king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one; [12:17] the king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one; [12:18] the king of Aphek, one; the king of Lassharon, one; [12:19] the king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one; [12:20] the king of Shimron-meron, one; the king of Achshaph, one; [12:21] the king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one; [12:22] the king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one; [12:23] the king of Dor in the height of Dor, one; the king of Goiim in Gilgal, one; [12:24] the king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty and one.

[13:1] Now Joshua was old and well stricken in years; and THE GOD said unto him, you art old and well stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed. [13:2] This is the land that yet remaineth: all the regions of the Philistines, and all the Geshurites; [13:3] from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the border of Ekron northward, which is reckoned to the Canaanites; the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avvim, [13:4] on the south; all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongeth to the Sidonians, unto Aphek, to the border of the Amorites; [13:5] and the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baal-gad under mount Hermon unto the entrance of Hamath; [13:6] all the inhabitants of the hill-country from Lebanon unto Misrephoth-maim, even all the Sidonians; them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only allot you it unto Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee. [13:7] Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

[13:8] With him the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of THE GOD gave them: [13:9] from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba unto Dibon; [13:10] and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon; [13:11] and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salecah; [13:12] all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (the same was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); for these did Moses smite, and drove them out. [13:13] Nevertheless the children of Israel drove not out the Geshurites, nor the Maacathites: but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel unto this day. [13:14] Only unto the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance; the offerings of THE GOD, the God of Israel, made by fire are his inheritance, as he spake unto him.

[13:15] And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families. [13:16] And their border was from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain by Medeba; [13:17] Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon, [13:18] and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath, [13:19] and Kiriathaim, and Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar in the mount of the valley, [13:20] and Beth-peor, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth, [13:21] and all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the chiefs of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the princes of Sihon, that dwelt in the land. [13:22] Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among the rest of their slain. [13:23] And the border of the children of Reuben was the Jordan, and the border thereof. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities and the villages thereof.

[13:24] And Moses gave unto the tribe of Gad, unto the children of Gad, according to their families. [13:25] And their border was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, unto Aroer that is before Rabbah; [13:26] and from Heshbon unto Ramath-mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir; [13:27] and in the valley, Beth-haram, and Beth-nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan and the border thereof, unto the uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward. [13:28] This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities and the villages thereof.

[13:29] And Moses gave inheritance unto the half-tribe of Manasseh: and it was for the half-tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families. [13:30] And their border was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, threescore cities: [13:31] and half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even for the half of the children of Machir according to their families.

[13:32] These are the inheritances which Moses distributed in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jericho, eastward. [13:33] But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance: THE GOD, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as he spake unto them.

[14:1] And these are the inheritances which the children of Israel took in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers’ houses of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed unto them, [14:2] by the lot of their inheritance, as THE GOD commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe. [14:3] For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave no inheritance among them. [14:4] For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: and they gave no portion unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with the suburbs thereof for their cattle and for their substance. [14:5] As THE GOD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did; and they divided the land.

[14:6] Then the children of Judah drew nigh unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said unto him, you knowest the thing that THE GOD spake unto Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning you in Kadesh-barnea. [14:7] Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of THE GOD sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in my heart. [14:8] Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt; but I wholly followed THE GOD my God. [14:9] And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon your foot hath trodden shall be an inheritance to you and to your children for ever, because you have wholly followed THE GOD my God. [14:10] And now, behold, THE GOD hath kept me alive, as he spake, these forty and five years, from the time that THE GOD spake this word unto Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old. [14:11] As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, and to go out and to come in. [14:12] Now therefore give me this hill-country, whereof THE GOD spake in that day; for you heardest in that day how the Anakim were there, and cities great and fortified: it may be that THE GOD will be with me, and I shall drive them out, as THE GOD spake.

[14:13] And Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. [14:14] Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite unto this day; because that he wholly followed THE GOD, the God of Israel. [14:15] Now the name of Hebron beforetime was Kiriath-arba; which Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. And the land had rest from war.

[15:1] And the lot for the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families was unto the border of Edom, even to the wilderness of Zin southward, at the uttermost part of the south. [15:2] And their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looketh southward; [15:3] and it went out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and went up by the south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed along by Hezron, and went up to Addar, and turned about to Karka; [15:4] and it passed along to Azmon, and went out at the brook of Egypt; and the goings out of the border were at the sea: this shall be your south border. [15:5] And the east border was the Salt Sea, even unto the end of the Jordan. And the border of the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Jordan; [15:6] and the border went up to Beth-hoglah, and passed along by the north of Beth-arabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben; [15:7] and the border went up to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is over against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the river; and the border passed along to the waters of En-shemesh, and the goings out thereof were at En-rogel; [15:8] and the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the side of the Jebusite southward (the same is Jerusalem); and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the uttermost part of the vale of Rephaim northward; [15:9] and the border extended from the top of the mountain unto the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border extended to Baalah (the same is Kiriath-jearim); [15:10] and the border turned about from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim on the north (the same is Chesalon), and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed along by Timnah; [15:11] and the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward; and the border extended to Shikkeron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out at Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea. [15:12] And the west border was to the great sea, and the border thereof. This is the border of the children of Judah round about according to their families.

[15:13] And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of THE GOD to Joshua, even Kiriath-arba, which Arba was the father of Anak (the same is Hebron). [15:14] And Caleb drove out thence the three sons of Anak: Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak. [15:15] And he went up thence against the inhabitants of Debir: now the name of Debir beforetime was Kiriath-sepher. [15:16] And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. [15:17] And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. [15:18] And it came to pass, when she came unto him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she alighted from off her ass; and Caleb said, What wouldest thou? [15:19] And she said, Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.

[15:20] This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.

[15:21] And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the border of Edom in the South were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur, [15:22] and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah, [15:23] and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan, [15:24] Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, [15:25] and Hazor-hadattah, and Kerioth-hezron (the same is Hazor), [15:26] Amam, and Shema, and Moladah, [15:27] and Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-pelet, [15:28] and Hazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and Biziothiah, [15:29] Baalah, and Iim, and Ezem, [15:30] and Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah, [15:31] and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah, [15:32] and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty and nine, with their villages.

[15:33] In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah, [15:34] and Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam, [15:35] Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah, [15:36] and Shaaraim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages.

[15:37] Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad, [15:38] and Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel, [15:39] Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, [15:40] and Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Chitlish, [15:41] and Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages.

[15:42] Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan, [15:43] and Iphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib, [15:44] and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.

[15:45] Ekron, with its towns and its villages; [15:46] from Ekron even unto the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.

[15:47] Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; unto the brook of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof.

[15:48] And in the hill-country, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh, [15:49] and Dannah, and Kiriath-sannah (the same is Debir), [15:50] and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim, [15:51] and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.

[15:52] Arab, and Dumah, and Eshan, [15:53] and Janim, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah, [15:54] and Humtah, and Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages.

[15:55] Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah, [15:56] and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah, [15:57] Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.

[15:58] Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor, [15:59] and Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages.

[15:60] Kiriath-baal (the same is Kiriath-jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.

[15:61] In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah, [15:62] and Nibshan, and the City of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities with their villages.

[15:63] And as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.

[16:1] And the lot came out for the children of Joseph from the Jordan at Jericho, at the waters of Jericho on the east, even the wilderness, going up from Jericho through the hill-country to Beth-el; [16:2] and it went out from Beth-el to Luz, and passed along unto the border of the Archites to Ataroth; [16:3] and it went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, unto the border of Beth-horon the nether, even unto Gezer; and the goings out thereof were at the sea. [16:4] And the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.

[16:5] And the border of the children of Ephraim according to their families was thus: the border of their inheritance eastward was Ataroth-addar, unto Beth-horon the upper; [16:6] and the border went out westward at Michmethath on the north; and the border turned about eastward unto Taanath-shiloh, and passed along it on the east of Janoah; [16:7] and it went down from Janoah to Ataroth, and to Naarah, and reached unto Jericho, and went out at the Jordan. [16:8] From Tappuah the border went along westward to the brook of Kanah; and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim according to their families; [16:9] together with the cities which were set apart for the children of Ephraim in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages. [16:10] And they drove not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell in the midst of Ephraim unto this day, and are become servants to do taskwork.

[17:1] And this was the lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the first-born of Joseph. As for Machir the first-born of Manasseh, the father of Gilead, because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan. [17:2] So the lot was for the rest of the children of Manasseh according to their families: for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph according to their families. [17:3] But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. [17:4] And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, THE GOD commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren: therefore according to the commandment of THE GOD he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father. [17:5] And there fell ten parts to Manasseh, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is beyond the Jordan; [17:6] because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sons. And the land of Gilead belonged unto the rest of the sons of Manasseh.

[17:7] And the border of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethath, which is before Shechem; and the border went along to the right hand, unto the inhabitants of En-tappuah. [17:8] The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh; but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim. [17:9] And the border went down unto the brook of Kanah, southward of the brook: these cities belonged to Ephraim among the cities of Manasseh: and the border of Manasseh was on the north side of the brook, and the goings out thereof were at the sea: [17:10] southward it was Ephraim’s, and northward it was Manasseh’s, and the sea was his border; and they reached to Asher on the north, and to Issachar on the east. [17:11] And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Beth-shean and its towns, and Ibleam and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of En-dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns, even the three heights. [17:12] Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. [17:13] And it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxed strong, that they put the Canaanites to taskwork, and did not utterly drive them out.

[17:14] And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why have you given me but one lot and one part for an inheritance, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as hitherto THE GOD hath blessed me? [17:15] And Joshua said unto them, If you be a great people, get you up to the forest, and cut down for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim; since the hill-country of Ephraim is too narrow for thee. [17:16] And the children of Joseph said, The hill-country is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are in Beth-shean and its towns, and they who are in the valley of Jezreel. [17:17] And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, you art a great people, and have great power; you shalt not have one lot only: [17:18] but the hill-country shall be thine; for though it is a forest, you shalt cut it down, and the goings out thereof shall be thine; for you shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have chariots of iron, and though they are strong.

[18:1] And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled themselves together at Shiloh, and set up the tent of meeting there: and the land was subdued before them. [18:2] And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet divided their inheritance. [18:3] And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are you slack to go in to possess the land, which THE GOD, the God of your fathers, hath given you? [18:4] Appoint for you three men of each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall arise, and walk through the land, and describe it according to their inheritance; and they shall come unto me. [18:5] And they shall divide it into seven portions: Judah shall abide in his border on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their border on the north. [18:6] And you shall describe the land into seven portions, and bring the description hither to me; and I will cast lots for you here before THE GOD our God. [18:7] For the Levites have no portion among you; for the priesthood of THE GOD is their inheritance: and Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan eastward, which Moses the servant of THE GOD gave them.

[18:8] And the men arose, and went: and Joshua charged them that went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me; and I will cast lots for you here before THE GOD in Shiloh. [18:9] And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven portions in a book; and they came to Joshua unto the camp at Shiloh. [18:10] And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before THE GOD: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.

[18:11] And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the border of their lot went out between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph. [18:12] And their border on the north quarter was from the Jordan; and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north, and went up through the hill-country westward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Beth-aven. [18:13] And the border passed along from thence to Luz, to the side of Luz (the same is Beth-el), southward; and the border went down to Ataroth-addar, by the mountain that lieth on the south of Beth-horon the nether. [18:14] And the border extended thence, and turned about on the west quarter southward, from the mountain that lieth before Beth-horon southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kiriath-baal (the same is Kiriath-jearim), a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter. [18:15] And the south quarter was from the uttermost part of Kiriath-jearim; and the border went out westward, and went out to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah; [18:16] and the border went down to the uttermost part of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is in the vale of Rephaim northward; and it went down to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of the Jebusite southward, and went down to En-rogel; [18:17] and it extended northward, and went out at En-shemesh, and went out to Geliloth, which is over against the ascent of Adummim; and it went down to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben; [18:18] and it passed along to the side over against the Arabah northward, and went down unto the Arabah; [18:19] and the border passed along to the side of Beth-hoglah northward; and the goings out of the border were at the north bay of the Salt Sea, at the south end of the Jordan: this was the south border. [18:20] And the Jordan was the border of it on the east quarter. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the borders thereof round about, according to their families.

[18:21] Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, and Beth-hoglah, and Emek-keziz, [18:22] and Beth-arabah, and Zemaraim, and Beth-el, [18:23] and Avvim, and Parah, and Ophrah, [18:24] and Chephar-ammoni, and Ophni, and Geba; twelve cities with their villages: [18:25] Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth, [18:26] and Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and Mozah, [18:27] and Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah, [18:28] and Zelah, Eleph, and the Jebusite (the same is Jerusalem), Gibeath, and Kiriath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.

[19:1] And the second lot came out for Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the children of Judah. [19:2] And they had for their inheritance Beer-sheba, or Sheba, and Moladah, [19:3] and Hazar-shual, and Balah, and Ezem, [19:4] and Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah, [19:5] and Ziklag, and Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susah, [19:6] and Beth-lebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities with their villages: [19:7] Ain, Rimmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities with their villages: [19:8] and all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalath-beer, Ramah of the South. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families. [19:9] Out of the part of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon; for the portion of the children of Judah was too much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had inheritance in the midst of their inheritance.

[19:10] And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families; and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid; [19:11] and their border went up westward, even to Maralah, and reached to Dabbesheth; and it reached to the brook that is before Jokneam; [19:12] and it turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the border of Chisloth-tabor; and it went out to Daberath, and went up to Japhia; [19:13] and from thence it passed along eastward to Gath-hepher, to Eth-kazin; and it went out at Rimmon which stretcheth unto Neah; [19:14] and the border turned about it on the north to Hannathon; and the goings out thereof were at the valley of Iphtah-el; [19:15] and Kattath, and Nahalal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages. [19:16] This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.

[19:17] The fourth lot came out for Issachar, even for the children of Issachar according to their families. [19:18] And their border was unto Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem, [19:19] and Hapharaim, and Shion, and Anaharath, [19:20] and Rabbith, and Kishion, and Ebez, [19:21] and Remeth, and Engannim, and En-haddah, and Beth-pazzez, [19:22] and the border reached to Tabor, and Shahazumah, and Beth-shemesh; and the goings out of their border were at the Jordan: sixteen cities with their villages. [19:23] This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar according to their families, the cities with their villages.

[19:24] And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families. [19:25] And their border was Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, and Achshaph, [19:26] and Allammelech, and Amad, and Mishal; and it reached to Carmel westward, and to Shihor-libnath; [19:27] and it turned toward the sunrising to Beth-dagon, and reached to Zebulun, and to the valley of Iphtah-el northward to Beth-emek and Neiel; and it went out to Cabul on the left hand, [19:28] and Ebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great Sidon; [19:29] and the border turned to Ramah, and to the fortified city of Tyre; and the border turned to Hosah; and the goings out thereof were at the sea by the region of Achzib; [19:30] Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty and two cities with their villages. [19:31] This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.

[19:32] The sixth lot came out for the children of Naphtali, even for the children of Naphtali according to their families. [19:33] And their border was from Heleph, from the oak in Zaanannim, and Adaminekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakkum; and the goings out thereof were at the Jordan; [19:34] and the border turned westward to Aznoth-tabor, and went out from thence to Hukkok; and it reached to Zebulun on the south, and reached to Asher on the west, and to Judah at the Jordan toward the sunrising. [19:35] And the fortified cities were Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth, [19:36] and Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor, [19:37] and Kedesh, and Edrei, and En-hazor, [19:38] And Iron, and Migdal-el, Horem, and Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesh; nineteen cities with their villages. [19:39] This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families, the cities with their villages.

[19:40] The seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families. [19:41] And the border of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Ir-shemesh, [19:42] and Shaalabbin, and Aijalon, and Ithlah, [19:43] and Elon, and Timnah, and Ekron, [19:44] and Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath, [19:45] and Jehud, and Bene-berak, and Gath-rimmon, [19:46] and Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with the border over against Joppa. [19:47] And the border of the children of Dan went out beyond them; for the children of Dan went up and fought against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father. [19:48] This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.

[19:49] So they made an end of distributing the land for inheritance by the borders thereof; and the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun in the midst of them: [19:50] according to the commandment of THE GOD they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnath-serah in the hill-country of Ephraim; and he built the city, and dwelt therein.

[19:51] These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers’ houses of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance by lot in Shiloh before THE GOD, at the door of the tent of meeting. So they made an end of dividing the land.

[20:1] And THE GOD spake unto Joshua, saying, [20:2] Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Assign you the cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by Moses, [20:3] that the manslayer that killeth any person unwittingly and unawares may flee thither: and they shall be unto you for a refuge from the avenger of blood. [20:4] And he shall flee unto one of those cities, and shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city, and declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city; and they shall take him into the city unto them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them. [20:5] And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver up the manslayer into his hand; because he smote his neighbor unawares, and hated him not beforetime. [20:6] And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the congregation for judgment, until the death of the high priest that shall be in those days: then shall the manslayer return, and come unto his own city, and unto his own house, unto the city from whence he fled.

[20:7] And they set apart Kedesh in Galilee in the hill-country of Naphtali, and Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (the same is Hebron) in the hill-country of Judah. [20:8] And beyond the Jordan at Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness in the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh. [20:9] These were the appointed cities for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them, that whosoever killeth any person unwittingly might flee thither, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood, until he stood before the congregation.

[21:1] Then came near the heads of fathers’ houses of the Levites unto Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the heads of fathers’ houses of the tribes of the children of Israel; [21:2] and they spake unto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, THE GOD commanded Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with the suburbs thereof for our cattle. [21:3] And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their inheritance, according to the commandment of THE GOD, these cities with their suburbs.

[21:4] And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, had by lot out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of the Simeonites, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities.

[21:5] And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.

[21:6] And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.

[21:7] The children of Merari according to their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

[21:8] And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as THE GOD commanded by Moses. [21:9] And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by name: [21:10] and they were for the children of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi; for theirs was the first lot. [21:11] And they gave them Kiriath-arba, which Arba was the father of Anak (the same is Hebron), in the hill-country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it. [21:12] But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

[21:13] And unto the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Libnah with its suburbs, [21:14] and Jattir with its suburbs, and Eshtemoa with its suburbs, [21:15] and Holon with its suburbs, and Debir with its suburbs, [21:16] and Ain with its suburbs, and Juttah with its suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with its suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes. [21:17] And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its suburbs, Geba with its suburbs, [21:18] Anathoth with its suburbs, and Almon with its suburbs; four cities. [21:19] All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their suburbs.

[21:20] And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites, even the rest of the children of Kohath, they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim. [21:21] And they gave them Shechem with its suburbs in the hill-country of Ephraim, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Gezer with its suburbs, [21:22] and Kibzaim with its suburbs, and Beth-horon with its suburbs; four cities. [21:23] And out of the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its suburbs, Gibbethon with its suburbs, [21:24] Aijalon with its suburbs, Gath-rimmon with its suburbs; four cities. [21:25] And out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Taanach with its suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with its suburbs; two cities. [21:26] All the cities of the families of the rest of the children of Kohath were ten with their suburbs.

[21:27] And unto the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the half-tribe of Manasseh they gave Golan in Bashan with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Be-eshterah with its suburbs; two cities. [21:28] And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishion with its suburbs, Daberath with its suburbs, [21:29] Jarmuth with its suburbs, En-gannim with its suburbs; four cities. [21:30] And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its suburbs, Abdon with its suburbs, [21:31] Helkath with its suburbs, and Rehob with its suburbs; four cities. [21:32] And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Hammoth-dor with its suburbs, and Kartan with its suburbs; three cities. [21:33] All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their suburbs.

[21:34] And unto the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its suburbs, and Kartah with its suburbs, [21:35] Dimnah with its suburbs, Nahalal with its suburbs; four cities. [21:36] And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with its suburbs, and Jahaz with its suburbs, [21:37] Kedemoth with its suburbs, and Mephaath with its suburbs; four cities. [21:38] And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Mahanaim with its suburbs, [21:39] Heshbon with its suburbs, Jazer with its suburbs; four cities in all. [21:40] All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites; and their lot was twelve cities.

[21:41] All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs. [21:42] These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus it was with all these cities.

[21:43] So THE GOD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein. [21:44] And THE GOD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; THE GOD delivered all their enemies into their hand. [21:45] There failed not aught of any good thing which THE GOD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

[22:1] Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, [22:2] and said unto them, You have kept all that Moses the servant of THE GOD commanded you, and have hearkened unto my voice in all that I commanded you: [22:3] you have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of THE GOD your God. [22:4] And now THE GOD your God hath given rest unto your brethren, as he spake unto them: therefore now turn ye, and get you unto your tents, unto the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of THE GOD gave you beyond the Jordan. [22:5] Only take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of THE GOD commanded you, to love THE GOD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. [22:6] So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away; and they went unto their tents.

[22:7] Now to the one half-tribe of Manasseh Moses had given inheritance in Bashan; but unto the other half gave Joshua among their brethren beyond the Jordan westward; moreover when Joshua sent them away unto their tents, he blessed them, [22:8] and spake unto them, saying, Return with much wealth unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren. [22:9] And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the land of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were possessed, according to the commandment of THE GOD by Moses.

[22:10] And when they came unto the region about the Jordan, that is in the land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by the Jordan, a great altar to look upon. [22:11] And the children of Israel heard say, Behold, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have built an altar in the forefront of the land of Canaan, in the region about the Jordan, on the side that pertaineth to the children of Israel. [22:12] And when the children of Israel heard of it, the whole congregation of the children of Israel gathered themselves together at Shiloh, to go up against them to war.

[22:13] And the children of Israel sent unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, [22:14] and with him ten princes, one prince of a fathers’ house for each of the tribes of Israel; and they were every one of them head of their fathers’ houses among the thousands of Israel. [22:15] And they came unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead, and they spake with them, saying, [22:16] Thus saith the whole congregation of THE GOD, What trespass is this that you have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following THE GOD, in that you have builded you an altar, to rebel this day against THE GOD? [22:17] Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we have not cleansed ourselves unto this day, although there came a plague upon the congregation of THE GOD, [22:18] that you must turn away this day from following THE GOD? and it will be, seeing you rebel to-day against THE GOD, that to-morrow he will be wroth with the whole congregation of Israel. [22:19] Howbeit, if the land of your possession be unclean, then pass you over unto the land of the possession of THE GOD, wherein THE GOD’s tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession among us: but rebel not against THE GOD, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar besides the altar of THE GOD our God. [22:20] Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the devoted thing, and wrath fell upon all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.

[22:21] Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered, and spake unto the heads of the thousands of Israel, [22:22] The Mighty One, God, THE GOD, the Mighty One, God, THE GOD, he knoweth; and Israel he shall know: if it be in rebellion, or if in trespass against THE GOD (save you us not this day,) [22:23] that we have built us an altar to turn away from following THE GOD; or if to offer thereon burnt-offering or meal-offering, or if to offer sacrifices of peace-offerings thereon, let THE GOD himself require it; [22:24] and if we have not rather out of carefulness done this, and of purpose, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have you to do with THE GOD, the God of Israel? [22:25] for THE GOD hath made the Jordan a border between us and you, you children of Reuben and children of Gad; you have no portion in THE GOD: so might your children make our children cease from fearing THE GOD. [22:26] Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice: [22:27] but it shall be a witness between us and you, and between our generations after us, that we may do the service of THE GOD before him with our burnt-offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace-offerings; that your children may not say to our children in time to come, You have no portion in THE GOD. [22:28] Therefore said we, It shall be, when they so say to us or to our generations in time to come, that we shall say, Behold the pattern of the altar of THE GOD, which our fathers made, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice; but it is a witness between us and you. [22:29] Far be it from us that we should rebel against THE GOD, and turn away this day from following THE GOD, to build an altar for burnt-offering, for meal-offering, or for sacrifice, besides the altar of THE GOD our God that is before his tabernacle.

[22:30] And when Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the congregation, even the heads of the thousands of Israel that were with him, heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spake, it pleased them well. [22:31] And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the children of Manasseh, This day we know that THE GOD is in the midst of us, because you have not committed this trespass against THE GOD: now have you delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of THE GOD. [22:32] And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes, returned from the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of the land of Gilead, unto the land of Canaan, to the children of Israel, and brought them word again. [22:33] And the thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and spake no more of going up against them to war, to destroy the land wherein the children of Reuben and the children of Gad dwelt. [22:34] And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the altar Ed: For, said they, it is a witness between us that THE GOD is God.

[23:1] And it came to pass after many days, when THE GOD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, and Joshua was old and well stricken in years; [23:2] that Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders and for their heads, and for their judges and for their officers, and said unto them, I am old and well stricken in years: [23:3] and you have seen all that THE GOD your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for THE GOD your God, he it is that hath fought for you. [23:4] Behold, I have allotted unto you these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from the Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun. [23:5] And THE GOD your God, he will thrust them out from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and you shall possess their land, as THE GOD your God spake unto you. [23:6] Therefore be you very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that you turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; [23:7] that you come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow down yourselves unto them; [23:8] but cleave unto THE GOD your God, as you have done unto this day. [23:9] For THE GOD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath stood before you unto this day. [23:10] One man of you shall chase a thousand; for THE GOD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he spake unto you. [23:11] Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that you love THE GOD your God. [23:12] Else if you do at all go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you; [23:13] know for a certainty that THE GOD your God will no more drive these nations from out of your sight; but they shall be a snare and a trap unto you, and a scourge in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which THE GOD your God hath given you.

[23:14] And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which THE GOD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, not one thing hath failed thereof. [23:15] And it shall come to pass, that as all the good things are come upon you of which THE GOD your God spake unto you, so will THE GOD bring upon you all the evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which THE GOD your God hath given you. [23:16] When you transgress the covenant of THE GOD your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods, and bow down yourselves to them; then will the anger of THE GOD be kindled against you, and you shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.

[24:1] And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God. [24:2] And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith THE GOD, the God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt of old time beyond the River, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nahor: and they served other gods. [24:3] And I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac. [24:4] And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it: and Jacob and his children went down into Egypt. [24:5] And I sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to that which I did in the midst thereof: and afterward I brought you out. [24:6] And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and you came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and with horsemen unto the Red Sea. [24:7] And when they cried out unto THE GOD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes saw what I did in Egypt: and you dwelt in the wilderness many days. [24:8] And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, that dwelt beyond the Jordan: and they fought with you; and I gave them into your hand, and you possessed their land; and I destroyed them from before you. [24:9] Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel: and he sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you; [24:10] but I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand. [24:11] And you went over the Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Girgashite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; and I delivered them into your hand. [24:12] And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; not with your sword, nor with your bow. [24:13] And I gave you a land whereon you hadst not labored, and cities which you built not, and you dwell therein; of vineyards and oliveyards which you planted not do you eat.

[24:14] Now therefore fear THE GOD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River, and in Egypt; and serve you THE GOD. [24:15] And if it seem evil unto you to serve THE GOD, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve THE GOD.

[24:16] And the people answered and said, Far be it from us that we should forsake THE GOD, to serve other gods; [24:17] for THE GOD our God, he it is that brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and that did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the peoples through the midst of whom we passed; [24:18] and THE GOD drove out from before us all the peoples, even the Amorites that dwelt in the land: therefore we also will serve THE GOD; for he is our God.

[24:19] And Joshua said unto the people, You cannot serve THE GOD; for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgression nor your sins. [24:20] If you forsake THE GOD, and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you evil, and consume you, after that he hath done you good. [24:21] And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve THE GOD. [24:22] And Joshua said unto the people, You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen you THE GOD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses. [24:23] Now therefore put away, said he, the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto THE GOD, the God of Israel. [24:24] And the people said unto Joshua, THE GOD our God will we serve, and unto his voice will we hearken. [24:25] So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. [24:26] And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a great stone, and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary of THE GOD. [24:27] And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us; for it hath heard all the words of THE GOD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness against you, lest you deny your God. [24:28] So Joshua sent the people away, every man unto his inheritance.

[24:29] And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of THE GOD, died, being a hundred and ten years old. [24:30] And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, which is in the hill-country of Ephraim, on the north of the mountain of Gaash. [24:31] And Israel served THE GOD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, and had known all the work of THE GOD, that he had wrought for Israel.

[24:32] And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in the parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred pieces of money: and they became the inheritance of the children of Joseph. [24:33] And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in the hill of Phinehas his son, which was given him in the hill-country of Ephraim.

 

The Book of Judges

[1:1] And it came to pass after the death of Joshua, that the children of Israel asked of THE GOD, saying, Who shall go up for us first against the Canaanites, to fight against them? [1:2] And THE GOD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand. [1:3] And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with you into your lot. So Simeon went with him. [1:4] And Judah went up; and THE GOD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they smote of them in Bezek ten thousand men. [1:5] And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek; and they fought against him, and they smote the Canaanites and the Perizzites. [1:6] But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. [1:7] And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their food under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.

[1:8] And the children of Judah fought against Jerusalem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire. [1:9] And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites that dwelt in the hill-country, and in the South, and in the lowland. [1:10] And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron (now the name of Hebron beforetime was Kiriath-arba); and they smote Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.

[1:11] And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir. (Now the name of Debir beforetime was Kiriath-sepher.) [1:12] And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. [1:13] And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. [1:14] And it came to pass, when she came unto him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she alighted from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wouldest thou? [1:15] And she said unto him, Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.

[1:16] And the children of the Kenite, Moses’ brother-in-law, went up out of the city of palm-trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which is in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt with the people. [1:17] And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they smote the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hormah. [1:18] Also Judah took Gaza with the border thereof, and Ashkelon with the border thereof, and Ekron with the border thereof. [1:19] And THE GOD was with Judah; and drove out the inhabitants of the hill-country; for he could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron. [1:20] And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses had spoken: and he drove out thence the three sons of Anak. [1:21] And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.

[1:22] And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Beth-el; and THE GOD was with them. [1:23] And the house of Joseph sent to spy out Beth-el. (Now the name of the city beforetime was Luz.) [1:24] And the watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with thee. [1:25] And he showed them the entrance into the city; and they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let the man go and all his family. [1:26] And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz, which is the name thereof unto this day.

[1:27] And Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and its towns, nor of Taanach and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. [1:28] And it came to pass, when Israel was waxed strong, that they put the Canaanites to taskwork, and did not utterly drive them out.

[1:29] And Ephraim drove not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.

[1:30] Zebulun drove not out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became subject to taskwork.

[1:31] Asher drove not out the inhabitants of Acco, nor the inhabitants of Sidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob; [1:32] but the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; for they did not drive them out.

[1:33] Naphtali drove not out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath; but he dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and of Beth-anath became subject to taskwork.

[1:34] And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the hill-country; for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley; [1:35] but the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became subject to taskwork. [1:36] And the border of the Amorites was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

[2:1] And the angel of THE GOD came up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you: [2:2] and you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall break down their altars. But you have not hearkened unto my voice: why have you done this? [2:3] Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you. [2:4] And it came to pass, when the angel of THE GOD spake these words unto all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept. [2:5] And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto THE GOD.

[2:6] Now when Joshua had sent the people away, the children of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the land. [2:7] And the people served THE GOD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great work of THE GOD that he had wrought for Israel. [2:8] And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of THE GOD, died, being a hundred and ten years old. [2:9] And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the hill-country of Ephraim, on the north of the mountain of Gaash. [2:10] And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, that knew not THE GOD, nor yet the work which he had wrought for Israel.

[2:11] And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of THE GOD, and served the Baalim; [2:12] and they forsook THE GOD, the God of their fathers, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the peoples that were round about them, and bowed themselves down unto them: and they provoked THE GOD to anger. [2:13] And they forsook THE GOD, and served Baal and the Ashtaroth. [2:14] And the anger of THE GOD was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that despoiled them; and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies. [2:15] Whithersoever they went out, the hand of THE GOD was against them for evil, as THE GOD had spoken, and as THE GOD had sworn unto them: and they were sore distressed.

[2:16] And THE GOD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those that despoiled them. [2:17] And yet they hearkened not unto their judges; for they played the harlot after other gods, and bowed themselves down unto them: they turned aside quickly out of the way wherein their fathers walked, obeying the commandments of THE GOD; but they did not so. [2:18] And when THE GOD raised them up judges, then THE GOD was with the judge, and saved them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented THE GOD because of their groaning by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them. [2:19] But it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they turned back, and dealt more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their doings, nor from their stubborn way. [2:20] And the anger of THE GOD was kindled against Israel; and he said, Because this nation have transgressed my covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice; [2:21] I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations that Joshua left when he died; [2:22] that by them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of THE GOD to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not. [2:23] So THE GOD left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.

[3:1] Now these are the nations which THE GOD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan; [3:2] only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as beforetime knew nothing thereof: [3:3] namely, the five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-hermon unto the entrance of Hamath. [3:4] And they were left, to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of THE GOD, which he commanded their fathers by Moses. [3:5] And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites: [3:6] and they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons and served their gods.

[3:7] And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of THE GOD, and forgat THE GOD their God, and served the Baalim and the Asheroth. [3:8] Therefore the anger of THE GOD was kindled against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years. [3:9] And when the children of Israel cried unto THE GOD, THE GOD raised up a saviour to the children of Israel, who saved them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother. [3:10] And the Spirit of THE GOD came upon him, and he judged Israel; and he went out to war, and THE GOD delivered Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand: and his hand prevailed against Cushan-rishathaim. [3:11] And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

[3:12] And the children of Israel again did that which was evil in the sight of THE GOD: and THE GOD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done that which was evil in the sight of THE GOD. [3:13] And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and smote Israel, and they possessed the city of palm-trees. [3:14] And the children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.

[3:15] But when the children of Israel cried unto THE GOD, THE GOD raised them up a saviour, Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a man left-handed. And the children of Israel sent tribute by him unto Eglon the king of Moab. [3:16] And Ehud made him a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right thigh. [3:17] And he offered the tribute unto Eglon king of Moab: now Eglon was a very fat man. [3:18] And when he had made an end of offering the tribute, he sent away the people that bare the tribute. [3:19] But he himself turned back from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king. And he said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him. [3:20] And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting by himself alone in the cool upper room. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat. [3:21] And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his body: [3:22] and the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, for he drew not the sword out of his body; and it came out behind. [3:23] Then Ehud went forth into the porch, and shut the doors of the upper room upon him, and locked them.

[3:24] Now when he was gone out, his servants came; and they saw, and, behold, the doors of the upper room were locked; and they said, Surely he is covering his feet in the upper chamber. [3:25] And they tarried till they were ashamed; and, behold, he opened not the doors of the upper room: therefore they took the key, and opened them, and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth.

[3:26] And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirah. [3:27] And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the hill-country of Ephraim; and the children of Israel went down with him from the hill-country, and he before them. [3:28] And he said unto them, Follow after me; for THE GOD hath delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites, and suffered not a man to pass over. [3:29] And they smote of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, every lusty man, and every man of valor; and there escaped not a man. [3:30] So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest fourscore years.

[3:31] And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who smote of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox-goad: and he also saved Israel.

[4:1] And the children of Israel again did that which was evil in the sight of THE GOD, when Ehud was dead. [4:2] And THE GOD sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, who dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles. [4:3] And the children of Israel cried unto THE GOD: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel.

[4:4] Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, she judged Israel at that time. [4:5] And she dwelt under the palm-tree of Deborah between Ramah and Beth-el in the hill-country of Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment. [4:6] And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali, and said unto him, Hath not THE GOD, the God of Israel, commanded, saying, Go and draw unto mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun? [4:7] And I will draw unto thee, to the river Kishon, Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into your hand. [4:8] And Barak said unto her, If you wilt go with me, then I will go; but if you wilt not go with me, I will not go. [4:9] And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding, the journey that you takest shall not be for your honor; for THE GOD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh. [4:10] And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali together to Kedesh; and there went up ten thousand men at his feet: and Deborah went up with him.

[4:11] Now Heber the Kenite had separated himself from the Kenites, even from the children of Hobab the brother-in-law of Moses, and had pitched his tent as far as the oak in Zaanannim, which is by Kedesh.

[4:12] And they told Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount Tabor. [4:13] And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles, unto the river Kishon. [4:14] And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which THE GOD hath delivered Sisera into your hand; is not THE GOD gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him. [4:15] And THE GOD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; and Sisera alighted from his chariot, and fled away on his feet. [4:16] But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of the Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; there was not a man left.

[4:17] Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite. [4:18] And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And he turned in unto her into the tent, and she covered him with a rug. [4:19] And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, and covered him. [4:20] And he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and inquire of thee, and say, Is there any man here? that you shalt say, No. [4:21] Then Jael Heber’s wife took a tent-pin, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the pin into his temples, and it pierced through into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep; so he swooned and died. [4:22] And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, and I will show you the man whom you seekest. And he came unto her; and, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the tent-pin was in his temples.

[4:23] So God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel. [4:24] And the hand of the children of Israel prevailed more and more against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan.

[5:1] Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

[5:2] For that the leaders took the lead in Israel,

For that the people offered themselves willingly,

Bless you THE GOD.

[5:3] Hear, O you kings; give ear, O you princes;

I, even I, will sing unto THE GOD;

I will sing praise to THE GOD, the God of Israel.

[5:4] THE GOD, when you wentest forth out of Seir,

When you marchedst out of the field of Edom,

The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped,

Yea, the clouds dropped water.

[5:5] The mountains quaked at the presence of THE GOD,

Even yon Sinai at the presence of THE GOD, the God of Israel.

[5:6] In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath,

In the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied,

And the travellers walked through byways.

[5:7] The rulers ceased in Israel, they ceased,

Until that I Deborah arose,

That I arose a mother in Israel.

[5:8] They chose new gods;

Then was war in the gates:

Was there a shield or spear seen

Among forty thousand in Israel?

[5:9] My heart is toward the governors of Israel,

That offered themselves willingly among the people:

Bless you THE GOD.

[5:10] Tell of it, you that ride on white asses,

Ye that sit on rich carpets,

And you that walk by the way.

[5:11] Far from the noise of archers, in the places of drawing water,

There shall they rehearse the righteous acts of THE GOD,

Even the righteous acts of his rule in Israel.

Then the people of THE GOD went down to the gates.

[5:12] Awake, awake, Deborah;

Awake, awake, utter a song:

Arise, Barak, and lead away your captives, you son of Abinoam.

[5:13] Then came down a remnant of the nobles and the people;

THE GOD came down for me against the mighty.

[5:14] Out of Ephraim came down they whose root is in Amalek;

After thee, Benjamin, among your peoples;

Out of Machir came down governors,

And out of Zebulun they that handle the marshal’s staff.

[5:15] And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah;

As was Issachar, so was Barak;

Into the valley they rushed forth at his feet.

By the watercourses of Reuben

There were great resolves of heart.

[5:16] Why sattest you among the sheepfolds,

To hear the pipings for the flocks?

At the watercourses of Reuben

There were great searchings of heart.

[5:17] Gilead abode beyond the Jordan:

And Dan, why did he remain in ships?

Asher sat still at the haven of the sea,

And abode by his creeks.

[5:18] Zebulun was a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death,

And Naphtali, upon the high places of the field.

[5:19] The kings came and fought;

Then fought the kings of Canaan.

In Taanach by the waters of Megiddo:

They took no gain of money.

[5:20] From heaven fought the stars,

From their courses they fought against Sisera.

[5:21] The river Kishon swept them away,

That ancient river, the river Kishon.

O my soul, march on with strength.

[5:22] Then did the horsehoofs stamp

By reason of the prancings, the prancings of their strong ones.

[5:23] Curse you Meroz, said the angel of THE GOD.

Curse you bitterly the inhabitants thereof,

Because they came not to the help of THE GOD,

To the help of THE GOD against the mighty.

[5:24] Blessed above women shall Jael be,

The wife of Heber the Kenite;

Blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

[5:25] He asked water, and she gave him milk;

She brought him butter in a lordly dish.

[5:26] She put her hand to the tent-pin,

And her right hand to the workmen’s hammer;

And with the hammer she smote Sisera, she smote through his head;

Yea, she pierced and struck through his temples.

[5:27] At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay;

At her feet he bowed, he fell;

Where he bowed, there he fell down dead.

[5:28] Through the window she looked forth, and cried,

The mother of Sisera cried through the lattice,

Why is his chariot so long in coming?

Why tarry the wheels of his chariots?

[5:29] Her wise ladies answered her,

Yea, she returned answer to herself,

[5:30] Have they not found, have they not divided the spoil?

A damsel, two damsels to every man;

To Sisera a spoil of dyed garments,

A spoil of dyed garments embroidered,

Of dyed garments embroidered on both sides, on the necks of the spoil?

[5:31] So let all your enemies perish, O THE GOD:

But let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might.

And the land had rest forty years.

[6:1] And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of THE GOD: and THE GOD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years. [6:2] And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel; and because of Midian the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds. [6:3] And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east; they came up against them; [6:4] and they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till you come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance in Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass. [6:5] For they came up with their cattle and their tents; they came in as locusts for multitude; both they and their camels were without number: and they came into the land to destroy it. [6:6] And Israel was brought very low because of Midian; and the children of Israel cried unto THE GOD.

[6:7] And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto THE GOD because of Midian, [6:8] that THE GOD sent a prophet unto the children of Israel: and he said unto them, Thus saith THE GOD, the God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage; [6:9] and I delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all that oppressed you, and drove them out from before you, and gave you their land; [6:10] and I said unto you, I am THE GOD your God; you shall not fear the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But you have not hearkened unto my voice.

[6:11] And the angel of THE GOD came, and sat under the oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites. [6:12] And the angel of THE GOD appeared unto him, and said unto him, THE GOD is with thee, you mighty man of valor. [6:13] And Gideon said unto him, Oh, my lord, if THE GOD is with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where are all his wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not THE GOD bring us up from Egypt? but now THE GOD hath cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midian. [6:14] And THE GOD looked upon him, and said, Go in this your might, and save Israel from the hand of Midian: have not I sent thee? [6:15] And he said unto him, Oh, Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house. [6:16] And THE GOD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and you shalt smite the Midianites as one man. [6:17] And he said unto him, If now I have found favor in your sight, then show me a sign that it is you that talkest with me. [6:18] Depart not hence, I pray thee, until I come unto thee, and bring forth my present, and lay it before thee. And he said, I will tarry until you come again.

[6:19] And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of meal: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out unto him under the oak, and presented it. [6:20] And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so. [6:21] Then the angel of THE GOD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there went up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and the angel of THE GOD departed out of his sight. [6:22] And Gideon saw that he was the angel of THE GOD; and Gideon said, Alas, O Lord THE GOD! forasmuch as I have seen the angel of THE GOD face to face. [6:23] And THE GOD said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: you shalt not die. [6:24] Then Gideon built an altar there unto THE GOD, and called it THE GOD-shalom: unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

[6:25] And it came to pass the same night, that THE GOD said unto him, Take your father’s bullock, even the second bullock seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that your father hath, and cut down the Asherah that is by it; [6:26] and build an altar unto THE GOD your God upon the top of this stronghold, in the orderly manner, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt-offering with the wood of the Asherah which you shalt cut down. [6:27] Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as THE GOD had spoken unto him: and it came to pass, because he feared his father’s household and the men of the city, so that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.

[6:28] And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was broken down, and the Asherah was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built. [6:29] And they said one to another, Who hath done this thing? And when they inquired and asked, they said, Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing. [6:30] Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out your son, that he may die, because he hath broken down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the Asherah that was by it. [6:31] And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? he that will contend for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him contend for himself, because one hath broken down his altar. [6:32] Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal contend against him, because he hath broken down his altar.

[6:33] Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the east assembled themselves together; and they passed over, and encamped in the valley of Jezreel. [6:34] But the Spirit of THE GOD came upon Gideon; and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered together after him. [6:35] And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh; and they also were gathered together after him: and he sent messengers unto Asher, and unto Zebulun, and unto Naphtali; and they came up to meet them.

[6:36] And Gideon said unto God, If you wilt save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken, [6:37] behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing-floor; if there be dew on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the ground, then shall I know that you wilt save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken. [6:38] And it was so; for he rose up early on the morrow, and pressed the fleece together, and wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowlful of water. [6:39] And Gideon said unto God, Let not your anger be kindled against me, and I will speak but this once: let me make trial, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew. [6:40] And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.

[7:1] Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and encamped beside the spring of Harod: and the camp of Midian was on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley.

[7:2] And THE GOD said unto Gideon, The people that are with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. [7:3] Now therefore proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and trembling, let him return and depart from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.

[7:4] And THE GOD said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for you there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go. [7:5] So he brought down the people unto the water: and THE GOD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt you set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink. [7:6] And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water. [7:7] And THE GOD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand; and let all the people go every man unto his place. [7:8] So the people took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets; and he sent all the men of Israel every man unto his tent, but retained the three hundred men: and the camp of Midian was beneath him in the valley.

[7:9] And it came to pass the same night, that THE GOD said unto him, Arise, get you down into the camp; for I have delivered it into your hand. [7:10] But if you fear to go down, go you with Purah your servant down to the camp: [7:11] and you shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall your hands be strengthened to go down into the camp. Then went he down with Purah his servant unto the outermost part of the armed men that were in the camp. [7:12] And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like locusts for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand which is upon the sea-shore for multitude. [7:13] And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man telling a dream unto his fellow; and he said, Behold, I dreamed a dream; and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian, and came unto the tent, and smote it so that it fell, and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat. [7:14] And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: into his hand God hath delivered Midian, and all the host.

[7:15] And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped; and he returned into the camp of Israel, and said, Arise; for THE GOD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian. [7:16] And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put into the hands of all of them trumpets, and empty pitchers, with torches within the pitchers. [7:17] And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outermost part of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall you do. [7:18] When I blow the trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow you the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, For THE GOD and for Gideon.

[7:19] So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outermost part of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch, when they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake in pieces the pitchers that were in their hands. [7:20] And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the torches in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands wherewith to blow; and they cried, The sword of THE GOD and of Gideon. [7:21] And they stood every man in his place round about the camp; and all the host ran; and they shouted, and put them to flight. [7:22] And they blew the three hundred trumpets, and THE GOD set every man’s sword against his fellow, and against all the host; and the host fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath. [7:23] And the men of Israel were gathered together out of Naphtali, and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued after Midian.

[7:24] And Gideon sent messengers throughout all the hill-country of Ephraim, saying, Come down against Midian, and take before them the waters, as far as Beth-barah, even the Jordan. So all the men of Ephraim were gathered together, and took the waters as far as Beth-barah, even the Jordan. [7:25] And they took the two princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb; and they slew Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian: and they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon beyond the Jordan.

[8:1] And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why have you served us thus, that you calledst us not, when you wentest to fight with Midian? And they did chide with him sharply. [8:2] And he said unto them, What have I now done in comparison with you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer? [8:3] God hath delivered into your hand the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison with you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said that.

[8:4] And Gideon came to the Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, yet pursuing. [8:5] And he said unto the men of Succoth, Give, I pray you, loaves of bread unto the people that follow me; for they are faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian. [8:6] And the princes of Succoth said, Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in your hand, that we should give bread unto your army? [8:7] And Gideon said, Therefore when THE GOD hath delivered Zebah and Zalmunna into my hand, then I will tear your flesh with the thorns of the