ONE GOD Book Text      


1 In the beginning God created the heaven and
the earth. 2 Now the earth was unformed and
void, and darkness was upon the face of the
deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the
face of the waters. 3 And God said: 'Let there be
light.' And there was light. 4 And God saw the
light, that it was good; and God divided the light
from the darkness. 5 And God called the light
Day, and the darkness He called Night. And
there was evening and there was morning, one
day.
6 And God said: 'Let there be a firmament in
the midst of the waters, and let it divide the
waters from the waters.' 7 And God made the
firmament, and divided the waters which were
under the firmament from the waters which
were above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And
God called the firmament Heaven. And there
was evening and there was morning, a second
day.
9 And God said: 'Let the waters under the
heaven be gathered together unto one place,
and let the dry land appear.' And it was so. 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. 11 And God
said: 'Let the earth put forth grass, herb yielding
seed, and fruit-tree bearing fruit after its kind,
wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth.' And
it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass,
herb yielding seed after its kind, and tree bearing
fruit, wherein is the seed thereof, after its kind;
and God saw that it was good. 13 And there was
evening and there was morning, a third day.
14 And God said: 'Let there be lights in the
firmament of the heaven to divide the day from
the night; and let them be for signs, and for
seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let
them be for lights in the firmament of the
heaven to give light upon the earth.' And it was
so. 16 And God made the two great lights: the
greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light
to rule the night; and the stars. 17 And God set
them in the firmament of the heaven to give
light upon the earth, 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. 19
And there was evening and there was morning,
a fourth day.
20 And God said: 'Let the waters swarm with
swarms of living creatures, and let fowl fly
above the earth in the open firmament of
heaven.' 21 And God created the great
sea-monsters, and every living creature that
creepeth, wherewith the waters swarmed, after
its kind, and every winged fowl after its kind;
and God saw that it was good. 22 And God
blessed them, saying: 'Be fruitful, and multiply,
and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl
multiply in the earth.' 23 And there was evening
and there was morning, a fifth day.
24 And God said: 'Let the earth bring forth the
living creature after its kind, cattle, and creeping
thing, and beast of the earth after its kind.' And
it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the
earth after its kind, and the cattle after their
kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the
ground after its kind; and God saw that it was
good. 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
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all
the earth, and over every creeping thing that
creepeth upon the earth.' 27 And God created
man in His own image, in the image of God
created He him; male and female created He
them. 28 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
fowl of the air, and over every living thing that
creepeth upon the earth.' 29 And God said:
'Behold, I have given you every herb yielding
seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and
every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding
seed -- to you it shall be for food; 30 and to
every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of
the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon
the earth, wherein there is a living soul, [I have
given] every green herb for food.' And it was so.
31 And God saw every thing that He had made,
and, behold, it was very good. And there was
evening and there was morning, the sixth day.


1 And the heaven and the earth were finished,
and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh
day God finished His work which He had made;
and He rested on the seventh day from all His
work which He had made. 3 And God blessed
the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that
in it He rested from all His work which God in
creating had made.
4 These are the generations of the heaven and
of the earth when they were created, in the day
that the LORD God made earth and heaven. 5
No shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and
no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for the
LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the
earth, and there was not a man to till the
ground; 6 but there went up a mist from the
earth, and watered the whole face of the
ground. 7 Then the LORD God formed man of
the dust of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life; and man became a
living soul. 8 And the LORD God planted a
garden eastward, in Eden; and there He put the
man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the
ground made the LORD God to grow every tree
that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food;
the tree of life also in the midst of the garden,
and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the
garden; and from thence it was parted, and
became four heads. 11 The name of the first is
Pishon; that is it which compasseth the whole
land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12 and the
gold of that land is good; there is bdellium and
the onyx stone. 13 And the name of the second
river is Gihon; the same is it that compasseth
the whole land of Cush. 14 And the name of the
third river is Tigris; that is it which goeth toward
the east of Asshur. And the fourth river is the
Euphrates. 15 And the LORD God took the
man, and put him into the garden of Eden to
dress it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD God
commanded the man, saying: 'Of every tree of
the garden thou mayest freely eat; 17 but of the
tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou
shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest
thereof thou shalt surely die.'
18 And the LORD God said: 'It is not good that
the man should be alone; I will make him a help
meet for him.' 19 And out of the ground the
LORD God formed every beast of the field, and
every fowl of the air; and brought them unto
the man to see what he would call them; and
whatsoever the man would call every living
creature, that was to be the name thereof. 20
And the man gave names to all cattle, and to
the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the
field; but for Adam there was not found a help
meet for him. 21 And the LORD God caused a
deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept;
and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the
place with flesh instead thereof. 22 And the rib,
which the LORD God had taken from the man,
made He a woman, and brought her unto the
man. 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.' 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father
and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife,
and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were
both naked, the man and his wife, and were not
ashamed.


1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any
beast of the field which the LORD God had
made. And he said unto the woman: 'Yea, hath
God said: Ye shall not eat of any tree of the
garden?' 2 And the woman said unto the
serpent: 'Of the fruit of the trees of the garden
we may eat; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which
is in the midst of the garden, God hath said: Ye
shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest
ye die.' 4 And the serpent said unto the woman:
'Ye shall not surely die; 5 for God doth know
that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened, and ye shall be as God,
knowing good and evil.' 6 And when the woman
saw that the tree was good for food, and that it
was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was
to be desired to make one wise, she took of the
fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also
unto her husband with her, and he did eat. 7
And the eyes of them both were opened, and
they knew that they were naked; and they
sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves
girdles. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD
God walking in the garden toward the cool of
the day; and the man and his wife hid
themselves from the presence of the LORD God
amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the
LORD God called unto the man, and said unto
him: 'Where art thou?' 10 And he said: 'I heard
Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid,
because I was naked; and I hid myself.' 11 And
He said: 'Who told thee that thou wast naked?
Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I
commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?'
12 And the man said: 'The woman whom Thou
gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree,
and I did eat.' 13 And the LORD God said unto
the woman: 'What is this thou hast done?' And
the woman said: 'The serpent beguiled me, and
I did eat.' 14 And the LORD God said unto the
serpent: 'Because thou hast done this, cursed art
thou from among all cattle, and from among all
beasts of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go,
and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the
woman, and between thy seed and her seed;
they shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise
their heel.'
16 Unto the woman He said: 'I will greatly
multiply thy pain and thy travail; in pain thou
shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be
to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.'
17 And unto Adam He said: 'Because thou hast
hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast
eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee,
saying: Thou shalt not eat of it; cursed is the
ground for thy sake; in toil shalt thou eat of it
all the days of thy life. 18 Thorns also and
thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt
eat the herb of the field. 19 In the sweat of thy
face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto
the ground; for out of it wast thou taken; for
dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.'
20 And the man called his wife's name Eve;
because she was the mother of all living. 21 And
the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife
garments of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the LORD God said: 'Behold, the man is
become as one of us, to know good and evil;
and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take
also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for
ever.' 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him
forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground
from whence he was taken. 24 So He drove out
the man; and He placed at the east of the
garden of Eden the cherubim, and the flaming
sword which turned every way, to keep the way
to the tree of life.


1 And the man knew Eve his wife; and she
conceived and bore Cain, and said: 'I have
gotten a man with the help of the LORD.' 2 And
again she bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a
keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the
ground. 3 And in process of time it came to
pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the
ground an offering unto the LORD. 4 And Abel,
he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and
of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect
unto Abel and to his offering; 5 but unto Cain
and to his offering He had not respect. And
Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the LORD said unto Cain: 'Why art thou
wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If
thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if
thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door;
and unto thee is its desire, but thou mayest rule
over it.' 8 And Cain spoke unto Abel his brother.
And it came to pass, when they were in the field,
that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and
slew him. 9 And the LORD said unto Cain:
'Where is Abel thy brother?' And he said: 'I
know not; am I my brother's keeper?' 10 And
He said: 'What hast thou done? the voice of thy
brother's blood crieth unto Me from the ground.
11 And now cursed art thou from the ground,
which hath opened her mouth to receive thy
brother's blood from thy hand. 12 When thou
tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield
unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a
wanderer shalt thou be in the earth.' 13 And
Cain said unto the LORD: 'My punishment is
greater than I can bear. 14 Behold, Thou hast
driven me out this day from the face of the
land; and from Thy face shall I be hid; and I
shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth;
and it will come to pass, that whosoever findeth
me will slay me.' 15 And the LORD said unto
him: 'Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,
vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.'
And the LORD set a sign for Cain, lest any
finding him should smite him. 16 And Cain
went out from the presence of the LORD, and
dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived,
and bore Enoch; and he builded a city, and
called the name of the city after the name of his
son Enoch. 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad;
and Irad begot Mehujael; and Mehujael begot
Methushael; and Methushael begot Lamech. 19
And Lamech took unto him two wives; the
name of one was Adah, and the name of the
other Zillah. 20 And Adah bore Jabal; he was
the father of such as dwell in tents and have
cattle. 21 And his brother's name was Jubal; he
was the father of all such as handle the harp
and pipe. 22 And Zillah, she also bore
Tubal-cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of
brass and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was
Naamah. 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; 24 If Cain shall be avenged
sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she
bore a son, and called his name Seth: 'for God
hath appointed me another seed instead of
Abel; for Cain slew him.' 26 And to Seth, to him
also there was born a son; and he called his
name Enosh; then began men to call upon the
name of the LORD.


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; 2 male and female
created He them, and blessed them, and called
their name Adam, in the day when they were
created. 3 And Adam lived a hundred and thirty
years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after
his image; and called his name Seth. 4 And the
days of Adam after he begot Seth were eight
hundred years; and he begot sons and
daughters. 5 And all the days that Adam lived
were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.
6 And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and
begot Enosh. 7 And Seth lived after he begot
Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and
begot sons and daughters. 8 And all the days of
Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and
he died.
9 And Enosh lived ninety years, and begot
Kenan. 10 And Enosh lived after he begot
Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years, and
begot sons and daughters. 11 And all the days
of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and
he died.
12 And Kenan lived seventy years, and begot
Mahalalel. 13 And Kenan lived after he begot
Mahalalel eight hundred and forty years, and
begot sons and daughters. 14 And all the days
of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years; and
he died.
15 And Mahalalel lived sixty and five years,
and begot Jared. 16 And Mahalalel lived after
he begot Jared eight hundred and thirty years,
and begot sons and daughters. 17 And all the
days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety
and five years; and he died.
18 And Jared lived a hundred sixty and two
years, and begot Enoch. 19 And Jared lived
after he begot Enoch eight hundred years, and
begot sons and daughters. 20 And all the days
of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years;
and he died.
21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and
begot Methuselah. 22 And Enoch walked with
God after he begot Methuselah three hundred
years, and begot sons and daughters. 23 And all
the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and
five years. 24 And Enoch walked with God, and
he was not; for God took him.
25 And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and
seven years, and begot Lamech. 26 And
Methuselah lived after he begot Lamech seven
hundred eighty and two years, and begot sons
and daughters. 27 And all the days of
Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine
years; and he died.
28 And Lamech lived a hundred eighty and two
years, and begot a son. 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 from the ground which the LORD hath
cursed.' 30 And Lamech lived after he begot
Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and
begot sons and daughters. 31 And all the days
of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and
seven years; and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred years old; and
Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


1 And it came to pass, when men began to
multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters
were born unto them, 2 that the sons of God
saw the daughters of men that they were fair;
and they took them wives, whomsoever they
chose. 3 And the LORD said: 'My spirit shall not
abide in man for ever, for that he also is flesh;
therefore shall his days be a hundred and
twenty years.' 4 The Nephilim were in the earth
in those days, and also after that, when the sons
of God came in unto the daughters of men, and
they bore children to them; the same were the
mighty men that were of old, the men of
renown.
5 And the LORD 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 And it repented the
LORD that He had made man on the earth, and
it grieved Him at His heart. 7 And the LORD
said: 'I will blot out man whom I have created
from the face of the earth; both man, and
beast, and creeping thing, and fowl of the air;
for it repenteth Me that I have made them.' 8
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah. Noah was
in his generations a man righteous and
whole-hearted; Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah
begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11
And the earth was corrupt before God, and the
earth was filled with violence. 12 And God saw
the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all
flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. 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. 14 Make thee an
ark of gopher wood; with rooms shalt thou
make the ark, and shalt pitch it within and
without with pitch. 15 And this is how thou shalt
make it: the length of the ark three hundred
cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the
height of it thirty cubits. 16 A light shalt thou
make to the ark, and to a cubit shalt thou finish
it upward; and the door of the ark shalt thou set
in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third
stories shalt thou make it. 17 And I, behold, I do
bring the flood of waters upon the earth, to
destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life,
from under heaven; every thing that is in the
earth shall perish. 18 But I will establish My
covenant with thee; and thou shalt come into
the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and
thy sons' wives with thee. 19 And of every living
thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou
bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee;
they shall be male and female. 20 Of the fowl
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. 21 And take thou unto thee
of all food that is eaten, and gather it to thee;
and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.'
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God
commanded him, so did he.


1 And the LORD said unto Noah: 'Come thou
and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I
seen righteous before Me in this generation. 2 Of
every clean beast thou shalt take to thee seven
and seven, each with his mate; and of the
beasts that are not clean two [and two], each
with his mate; 3 of the fowl also of the air,
seven and seven, male and female; to keep
seed alive upon the face of all the earth. 4 For
yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon
the earth forty days and forty nights; and every
living substance that I have made will I blot out
from off the face of the earth.' 5 And Noah did
according unto all that the LORD commanded
him. 6 And Noah was six hundred years old
when the flood of waters was upon the earth. 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. 8 Of clean
beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of
fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the
ground, 9 there went in two and two unto Noah
into the ark, male and female, as God
commanded Noah. 10 And it came to pass
after the seven days, that the waters of the
flood were upon the earth. 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. 12 And the rain was upon
the earth forty days and forty nights. 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; 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 fowl after its kind,
every bird of every sort. 15 And they went in
unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh
wherein is the breath of life. 16 And they that
went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as
God commanded him; and the LORD shut him
in. 17 And the flood was forty days upon the
earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the
ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. 18
And the waters prevailed, and increased greatly
upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face
of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed
exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high
mountains that were under the whole heaven
were covered. 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the
waters prevail; and the mountains were
covered. 21 And all flesh perished that moved
upon the earth, both fowl, and cattle, and beast,
and every swarming thing that swarmeth upon
the earth, and every man; 22 all in whose
nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life,
whatsoever was in the dry land, died. 23 And
He blotted out every living substance which was
upon the face of the ground, both man, and
cattle, and creeping thing, and fowl of the
heaven; and they were blotted out from the
earth; and Noah only was left, and they that
were with him in the ark. 24 And the waters
prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty
days.


1 And God remembered Noah, and every living
thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the
ark; and God made a wind to pass over the
earth, and the waters assuaged; 2 the fountains
also of the deep and the windows of heaven
were stopped, and the rain from heaven was
restrained. 3 And the waters returned from off
the earth continually; and after the end of a
hundred and fifty days the waters decreased. 4
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the
seventeenth day of the month, upon the
mountains of Ararat. 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. 6 And it
came to pass at the end of forty days, that
Noah opened the window of the ark which he
had made. 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 And he sent forth a
dove from him, to see if the waters were abated
from off the face of the ground. 9 But the dove
found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she
returned unto him to the ark, for the waters were
on the face of the whole earth; and he put forth
his hand, and took her, and brought her in unto
him into the ark. 10 And he stayed yet other
seven days; and again he sent forth the dove
out of the ark. 11 And the dove came in to him
at eventide; and lo in her mouth an olive-leaf
freshly plucked; so Noah knew that the waters
were abated from off the earth. 12 And he
stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the
dove; and she returned not again unto him any
more. 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. 14 And in the second month,
on the seven and twentieth day of the month,
was the earth dry. 15 And God spoke unto
Noah, saying: 16 'Go forth from the ark, thou,
and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives
with thee. 17 Bring forth with thee every living
thing that is with thee of all flesh, both fowl, and
cattle, and every creeping thing that creepeth
upon the earth; that they may swarm in the
earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the
earth.' 18 And Noah went forth, and his sons,
and his wife, and his sons' wives with him; 19
every beast, every creeping thing, and every
fowl, whatsoever moveth upon the earth, after
their families; went forth out of the ark. 20 And
Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took
of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl,
and offered burnt-offerings on the altar. 21 And
the LORD smelled the sweet savour; and the
LORD said in His heart: 'I will not again curse
the ground any more for man's sake; for the
imagination of man's heart is evil from his
youth; neither will I again smite any more every
thing living, as I have done. 22 While the earth
remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and
heat, and summer and winter, and day and
night shall not cease.'


1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said
unto them: 'Be fruitful and multiply, and
replenish the earth. 2 And the fear of you and
the dread of you shall be upon every beast of
the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, and
upon all wherewith the ground teemeth, and
upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand
are they delivered. 3 Every moving thing that
liveth shall be for food for you; as the green
herb have I given you all. 4 Only flesh with the
life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye
not eat. 5 And surely your blood of your lives
will I require; at the hand of every beast will I
require it; and at the hand of man, even at the
hand of every man's brother, will I require the
life of man. 6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by
man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of
God made He man. 7 And you, be ye fruitful,
and multiply; swarm in the earth, and multiply
therein.' 8 And God spoke unto Noah, and to his
sons with him, saying: 9 'As for Me, behold, I
establish My covenant with you, and with your
seed after you; 10 and with every living creature
that is with you, the fowl, the cattle, and every
beast of the earth with you; of all that go out of
the ark, even every beast of the earth. 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.' 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: 13 I
have set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for
a token of a covenant between Me and the
earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring
clouds over the earth, and the bow is seen in the
cloud, 15 that I will remember My covenant,
which is between Me and you and every living
creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no
more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16
And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will
look upon it, that I may remember the
everlasting covenant between God and every
living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.'
17 And God said unto Noah: 'This is the token
of the covenant which I have established
between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth.'
18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth from
the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth;
and Ham is the father of Canaan. 19 These
three were the sons of Noah, and of these was
the whole earth overspread. 20 And Noah the
husbandman began, and planted a vineyard. 21
And he drank of the wine, and was drunken;
and he was uncovered within his tent. 22 And
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness
of his father, and told his two brethren without.
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. 24 And Noah
awoke from his wine, and knew what his
youngest son had done unto him. 25 And he
said: Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants
shall he be unto his brethren. 26 And he said:
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; and let
Canaan be their servant. 27 God enlarge
Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem;
and let Canaan be their servant. 28 And Noah
lived after the flood three hundred and fifty
years. 29 And all the days of Noah were nine
hundred and fifty years; and he died.


1 Now these are the generations of the sons of
Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and unto
them were sons born after the flood. 2 The sons
of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai,
and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3 And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and
Riphath, and Togarmah. 4 And the sons of
Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and
Dodanim. 5 Of these were the isles of the
nations divided in their lands, every one after
his tongue, after their families, in their nations. 6
And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and
Put, and Canaan. 7 And the sons of Cush:
Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah,
and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba,
and Dedan. 8 And Cush begot Nimrod; he
began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9 He was
a mighty hunter before the LORD; wherefore it
is said: 'Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the
LORD.' 10 And the beginning of his kingdom
was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh,
in the land of Shinar. 11 Out of that land went
forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and
Rehoboth-ir, and Calah, 12 and Resen between
Nineveh and Calah -- the same is the great city.
13 And Mizraim begot Ludim, and Anamim,
and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 14 and
Pathrusim, and Casluhim -- whence went forth
the Philistines -- and Caphtorim. 15 And Canaan
begot Zidon his firstborn, and Heth; 16 and the
Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite;
17 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the
Sinite; 18 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite,
and the Hamathite; and afterward were the
families of the Canaanite spread abroad. 19
And the border of the Canaanite was from
Zidon, as thou goest toward Gerar, unto Gaza;
as thou goest toward Sodom and Gomorrah
and Admah and Zeboiim, unto Lasha. 20 These
are the sons of Ham, after their families, after
their tongues, in their lands, in their nations. 21
And unto Shem, the father of all the children of
Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also
were children born. 22 The sons of Shem: Elam,
and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and
Aram. 23 And the sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul,
and Gether, and Mash. 24 And Arpachshad
begot Shelah; and Shelah begot Eber. 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. 26
And Joktan begot Almodad, and Sheleph, and
Hazarmaveth, and Jerah; 27 and Hadoram,
and Uzal, and Diklah; 28 and Obal, and
Abimael, and Sheba; 29 and Ophir, and
Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of
Joktan. 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha,
as thou goest toward Sephar, unto the mountain
of the east. 31 These are the sons of Shem, after
their families, after their tongues, in their lands,
after their nations. 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.


1 And the whole earth was of one language and
of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they
journeyed east, that they found a plain in the
land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 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. 4 And
they said: 'Come, let us build us a city, and a
tower, with its top in heaven, and let us make us
a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the
face of the whole earth.' 5 And the LORD came
down to see the city and the tower, which the
children of men builded. 6 And the LORD 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. 7 Come, let us go
down, and there confound their language, that
they may not understand one another's speech.'
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from
thence upon the face of all the earth; and they
left off to build the city. 9 Therefore was the
name of it called Babel; because the LORD did
there confound the language of all the earth;
and from thence did the LORD scatter them
abroad upon the face of all the earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem
was a hundred years old, and begot Arpachshad
two years after the flood. 11 And Shem lived
after he begot Arpachshad five hundred years,
and begot sons and daughters. 12 And
Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and
begot Shelah. 13 And Arpachshad lived after he
begot Shelah four hundred and three years, and
begot sons and daughters. 14 And Shelah lived
thirty years, and begot Eber. 15 And Shelah
lived after he begot Eber four hundred and three
years, and begot sons and daughters. 16 And
Eber lived four and thirty years, and begot
Peleg. 17 And Eber lived after he begot Peleg
four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons
and daughters. 18 And Peleg lived thirty years,
and begot Reu. 19 And Peleg lived after he
begot Reu two hundred and nine years, and
begot sons and daughters. 20 And Reu lived two
and thirty years, and begot Serug. 21 And Reu
lived after he begot Serug two hundred and
seven years, and begot sons and daughters. 22
And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor.
23 And Serug lived after he begot Nahor two
hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and
begot Terah. 25 And Nahor lived after he begot
Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begot
sons and daughters. 26 And Terah lived seventy
years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. 27
Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah
begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran
begot Lot. 28 And Haran died in the presence of
his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur
of the Chaldees. 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. 30 And Sarai was
barren; she had no child. 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. 32 And the days of Terah were two
hundred and five years; and Terah died in
Haran.


1 Now the LORD said unto Abram: 'Get thee
out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and
from thy father's house, unto the land that I will
show thee. 2 And I will make of thee a great
nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy
name great; and be thou a blessing. 3 And I will
bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth
thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families
of the earth be blessed.' 4 So Abram went, as
the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went
with him; and Abram was seventy and five
years old when he departed out of Haran. 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. 6 And Abram passed
through the land unto the place of Shechem,
unto the terebinth of Moreh. And the Canaanite
was then in the land. 7 And the LORD appeared
unto Abram, and said: 'Unto thy seed will I give
this land'; and he builded there an altar unto the
LORD, who appeared unto him. 8 And he
removed from thence unto the mountain on the
east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having
Beth-el on the west, and Ai on the east; and he
builded there an altar unto the LORD, and
called upon the name of the LORD. 9 And
Abram journeyed, going on still toward the
South.
10 And there was a famine in the land; and
Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there;
for the famine was sore in the land. 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 thou art a fair woman
to look upon. 12 And it will come to pass, when
the Egyptians shall see thee, that they will say:
This is his wife; and they will kill me, but thee
they will keep alive. 13 Say, I pray thee, thou
art my sister; that it may be well with me for thy
sake, and that my soul may live because of
thee.' 14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram
was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the
woman that she was very fair. 15 And the
princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to
Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into
Pharaoh's house. 16 And he dealt well with
Abram for her sake; and he had sheep, and
oxen, and he-asses, and men-servants, and
maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels. 17
And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house
with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's
wife. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said:
'What is this that thou hast done unto me? why
didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? 19
Why saidst thou: She is my sister? so that I took
her to be my wife; now therefore behold thy
wife, take her, and go thy way.' 20 And Pharaoh
gave men charge concerning him; and they
brought him on the way, and his wife, and all
that he had.


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


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


1 After these things the word of the LORD came
unto Abram in a vision, saying: 'Fear not,
Abram, I am thy shield, thy reward shall be
exceeding great.' 2 And Abram said: 'O Lord
GOD, what wilt Thou give me, seeing I go hence
childless, and he that shall be possessor of my
house is Eliezer of Damascus?' 3 And Abram
said: 'Behold, to me Thou hast given no seed,
and, lo, one born in my house is to be mine heir.'
4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came
unto him, saying: 'This man shall not be thine
heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine
own bowels shall be thine heir.' 5 And He
brought him forth abroad, and said: 'Look now
toward heaven, and count the stars, if thou be
able to count them'; and He said unto him: 'So
shall thy seed be.' 6 And he believed in the
LORD; and He counted it to him for
righteousness. 7 And He said unto him: 'I am
the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the
Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.' 8
And he said: 'O Lord GOD, whereby shall I
know that I shall inherit it?' 9 And He said unto
him: 'Take Me a heifer of three years old, and a
she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three
years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young
pigeon.' 10 And he took him all these, and
divided them in the midst, and laid each half
over against the other; but the birds divided he
not. 11 And the birds of prey came down upon
the carcasses, and Abram drove them away. 12
And it came to pass, that, when the sun was
going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and,
lo, a dread, even a great darkness, fell upon
him. 13 And He said unto Abram: 'Know of a
surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land
that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they
shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 and
also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I
judge; and afterward shall they come out with
great substance. 15 But thou shalt go to thy
fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good
old age. 16 And in the fourth generation they
shall come back hither; for the iniquity of the
Amorite is not yet full.' 17 And it came to pass,
that, when the sun went down, and there was
thick darkness, behold a smoking furnace, and
a flaming torch that passed between these
pieces. 18 In that day the LORD made a
covenant with Abram, saying: 'Unto thy seed
have I given this land, from the river of Egypt
unto the great river, the river Euphrates; 19 the
Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite,
20 and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the
Rephaim, 21 and the Amorite, and the
Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the
Jebusite.'


1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bore him no children;
and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose
name was Hagar. 2 And Sarai said unto Abram:
'Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me
from bearing; go in, I pray thee, unto my
handmaid; it may be that I shall be builded up
through her.' And Abram hearkened to the voice
of Sarai. 3 And 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. 4 And
he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived; and
when she saw that she had conceived, her
mistress was despised in her eyes. 5 And Sarai
said unto Abram: 'My wrong be upon thee: I
gave my handmaid into thy bosom; and when
she saw that she had conceived, I was despised
in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and
thee.' 6 But Abram said unto Sarai: 'Behold, thy
maid is in thy hand; do to her that which is good
in thine eyes.' And Sarai dealt harshly with her,
and she fled from her face. 7 And the angel of
the LORD found her by a fountain of water in
the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to
Shur. 8 And he said: 'Hagar, Sarai's handmaid,
whence camest thou? and whither goest thou?'
And she said: 'I flee from the face of my
mistress Sarai.' 9 And the angel of the LORD
said unto her: 'Return to thy mistress, and
submit thyself under her hands.' 10 And the
angel of the LORD said unto her: 'I will greatly
multiply thy seed, that it shall not be numbered
for multitude. 11 And the angel of the LORD
said unto her: 'Behold, thou art with child, and
shalt bear a son; and thou shalt call his name
Ishmael, because the LORD hath heard thy
affliction. 12 And he shall be a wild ass of a
man: his hand shall be against every man, and
every man's hand against him; and he shall
dwell in the face of all his brethren.' 13 And she
called the name of the LORD that spoke unto
her, Thou art a God of seeing; for she said:
'Have I even here seen Him that seeth Me?' 14
Wherefore the well was called 'Beer-lahai-roi;
behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. 15 And
Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the
name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael. 16
And Abram was fourscore and six years old,
when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.


1 And when Abram was ninety years old and
nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said
unto him: 'I am God Almighty; walk before Me,
and be thou wholehearted. 2 And I will make
My covenant between Me and thee, and will
multiply thee exceedingly.' 3 And Abram fell on
his face; and God talked with him, saying: 4 'As
for Me, behold, My covenant is with thee, and
thou shalt be the father of a multitude of
nations. 5 Neither shall thy name any more be
called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham;
for the father of a multitude of nations have I
made thee. 6 And I will make thee exceeding
fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and
kings shall come out of thee. 7 And I will
establish My covenant between Me and thee
and thy seed after thee throughout their
generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a
God unto thee and to thy seed after thee. 8 And
I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee,
the land of thy sojournings, all the land of
Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I
will be their God.' 9 And God said unto
Abraham: 'And as for thee, thou shalt keep My
covenant, thou, and thy seed after thee
throughout their generations. 10 This is My
covenant, which ye shall keep, between Me and
you and thy seed after thee: every male among
you shall be circumcised. 11 And ye shall be
circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin; and it
shall be a token of a covenant betwixt Me and
you. 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 thy seed. 13 He that is born in thy house, and
he that is bought with thy money, must needs
be circumcised; and My covenant shall be in
your flesh for an everlasting covenant. 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.' 15 And God said unto Abraham: 'As
for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name
Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 16 And I will
bless her, and moreover I will give thee 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 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?' 18
And Abraham said unto God: 'Oh that Ishmael
might live before Thee!' 19 And God said: 'Nay,
but Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son; and
thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will
establish My covenant with him for an
everlasting covenant for his seed after him. 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. 21 But My covenant will I
establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear
unto thee at this set time in the next year.' 22
And He left off talking with him, and God went
up from Abraham. 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. 24 And Abraham was ninety years
old and nine, when he was circumcised in the
flesh of his foreskin. 25 And Ishmael his son
was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised
in the flesh of his foreskin. 26 In the selfsame
day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his
son. 27 And all the men of his house, those born
in the house, and those bought with money of a
foreigner, were circumcised with him.


1 And the LORD appeared unto him by the
terebinths of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door
in the heat of the day; 2 and he lifted up his
eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over
against him; and when he saw them, he ran to
meet them from the tent door, and bowed down
to the earth, 3 and said: 'My lord, if now I have
found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray
thee, from thy servant. 4 Let now a little water
be fetched, and wash your feet, and recline
yourselves under the tree. 5 And I will fetch a
morsel of bread, and stay ye your heart; after
that ye shall pass on; forasmuch as ye are come
to your servant.' And they said: 'So do, as thou
hast said.' 6 And Abraham hastened into the
tent unto Sarah, and said: 'Make ready quickly
three measures of fine meal, knead it, and
make cakes.' 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd,
and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it
unto the servant; and he hastened to dress it. 8
And he took curd, and milk, and the calf which
he had dressed, and set it before them; and he
stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
9 And they said unto him: 'Where is Sarah thy
wife?' And he said: 'Behold, in the tent.' 10 And
He said: 'I will certainly return unto thee when
the season cometh round; and, lo, Sarah thy
wife shall have a son.' And Sarah heard in the
tent door, which was behind him.-- 11 Now
Abraham and Sarah were old, and well stricken
in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the
manner of women.-- 12 And Sarah laughed
within herself, saying: 'After I am waxed old
shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?'
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham:
'Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying: Shall I of a
surety bear a child, who am old? 14 Is any thing
too hard for the LORD. At the set time I will
return unto thee, when the season cometh
round, and Sarah shall have a son.' 15 Then
Sarah denied, saying: 'I laughed not'; for she
was afraid. And He said: 'Nay; but thou didst
laugh.' 16 And the men rose up from thence,
and looked out toward Sodom; and Abraham
went with them to bring them on the way. 17
And the LORD said: 'Shall I hide from
Abraham that which I am doing; 18 seeing that
Abraham shall surely become a great and
mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth
shall be blessed in him? 19 For I have known
him, to the end that he may command his
children and his household after him, that they
may keep the way of the LORD, to do
righteousness and justice; to the end that the
LORD may bring upon Abraham that which He
hath spoken of him.' 20 And the LORD said:
'Verily, the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is
great, and, verily, their sin is exceeding grievous.
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.'
22 And the men turned from thence, and went
toward Sodom; but Abraham stood yet before
the LORD. 23 And Abraham drew near, and
said: 'Wilt Thou indeed sweep away the
righteous with the wicked? 24 Peradventure
there are fifty righteous within the city; wilt
Thou indeed sweep away and not forgive the
place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25
That be far from Thee to do after this manner,
to slay the righteous with the wicked, that so the
righteous should be as the wicked; that be far
from Thee; shall not the Judge of all the earth
do justly?' 26 And the LORD said: 'If I find in
Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will
forgive all the place for their sake.' 27 And
Abraham answered and said: 'Behold now, I
have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD,
who am but dust and ashes. 28 Peradventure
there shall lack five of the fifty righteous; wilt
Thou destroy all the city for lack of five?' And
He said: 'I will not destroy it, if I find there forty
and five.' 29 And he spoke unto Him yet again,
and said: 'Peradventure there shall be forty
found there.' And He said: 'I will not do it for the
forty's sake.' 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.' 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.' 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.' 33 And the LORD went His
way, as soon as He had left off speaking to
Abraham; and Abraham returned unto his
place.


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 fell
down on his face to the earth; 2 and he said:
'Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you,
into your servant's house, and tarry all night,
and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early,
and go on your way.' And they said: 'Nay; but
we will abide in the broad place all night.' 3 And
he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto
him, and entered into his house; and he made
them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread,
and they did eat. 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. 5 And
they called unto Lot, and said unto him: 'Where
are the men that came in to thee this night?
bring them out unto us, that we may know
them.' 6 And Lot went out unto them to the
door, and shut the door after him. 7 And he
said: 'I pray you, my brethren, do not so
wickedly. 8 Behold now, I have two daughters
that have not known man; let me, I pray you,
bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as
is good in your eyes; only unto these men do
nothing; forasmuch as they are come under the
shadow of my roof.' 9 And they said: 'Stand
back.' And they said: 'This one fellow came in
to sojourn, and he will needs play the judge;
now will we deal worse with thee, than with
them.' And they pressed sore upon the man,
even Lot, and drew near to break the door. 10
But the men put forth their hand, and brought
Lot into the house to them, and the door they
shut. 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. 12 And the men said unto Lot:
'Hast thou here any besides? son-in-law, and
thy sons, and thy daughters, and whomsoever
thou hast in the city; bring them out of the
place; 13 for we will destroy this place, because
the cry of them is waxed great before the
LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy
it.' 14 And Lot went out, and spoke unto his
sons-in-law, who married his daughters, and
said: 'Up, get you out of this place; for the
LORD will destroy the city.' But he seemed unto
his sons-in-law as one that jested. 15 And when
the morning arose, then the angels hastened
Lot, saying: 'Arise, take thy wife, and thy two
daughters that are here; lest thou be swept away
in the iniquity of the city.' 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 LORD being merciful unto
him. And they brought him forth, and set him
without the city. 17 And it came to pass, when
they had brought them forth abroad, that he
said: 'Escape for thy life; look not behind thee,
neither stay thou in all the Plain; escape to the
mountain, lest thou be swept away.' 18 And Lot
said unto them: 'Oh, not so, my lord; 19 behold
now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight,
and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou
hast shown unto me in saving my life; and I
cannot escape to the mountain, lest the evil
overtake me, and I die. 20 Behold now, this city
is near to flee unto, and it is a little one; oh, let
me escape thither -- is it not a little one?-- and my
soul shall live.' 21 And he said unto him: 'See, I
have accepted thee concerning this thing also,
that I will not overthrow the city of which thou
hast spoken. 22 Hasten thou, escape thither; for
I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither.'-
- Therefore the name of the city was called
Zoar.-- 23 The sun was risen upon the earth
when Lot came unto Zoar. 24 Then the LORD
caused to rain upon Sodom and upon
Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD
out of heaven; 25 and He overthrow those
cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants
of the cities, and that which grew upon the
ground. 26 But his wife looked back from
behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. 27
And Abraham got up early in the morning to the
place where he had stood before the LORD. 28
And he looked out 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. 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. 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. 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. 32
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and
we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed
of our father.' 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. 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 thou in, and lie with him, that
we may preserve seed of our father.' 35 And
they made their father drink wine that night
also. And the younger arose, and lay with him;
and he knew not when she lay down, nor when
she arose. 36 Thus were both the daughters of
Lot with child by their father. 37 And the
first-born bore a son, and called his name Moab
-- the same is the father of the Moabites unto this
day. 38 And the younger, she also bore a son,
and called his name Ben-ammi -- the same is the
father of the children of Ammon unto this day.


1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward
the land of the South, and dwelt between
Kadesh and Shur; and he sojourned in Gerar. 2
And Abraham said of Sarah his wife: 'She is my
sister.' And Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and
took Sarah. 3 But God came to Abimelech in a
dream of the night, and said to him: 'Behold,
thou shalt die, because of the woman whom
thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.' 4 Now
Abimelech had not come near her; and he said:
'LORD, wilt Thou slay even a righteous nation?
5 Said he not himself unto me: She is my sister?
and she, even she herself said: He is my brother.
In the simplicity of my heart and the innocency
of my hands have I done this.' 6 And God said
unto him in the dream: 'Yea, I know that in the
simplicity of thy heart thou hast done this, and I
also withheld thee from sinning against Me.
Therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. 7
Now therefore restore the man's wife; for he is a
prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou
shalt live; and if thou restore her not, know thou
that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are
thine.' 8 And Abimelech rose early in the
morning, and called all his servants, and told all
these things in their ears; and the men were sore
afraid. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and
said unto him: 'What hast thou done unto us?
and wherein have I sinned against thee, that
thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a
great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that
ought not to be done.' 10 And Abimelech said
unto Abraham: 'What sawest thou, that thou
hast done this thing?' 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. 12 And moreover she is indeed my sister,
the daughter of my father, but not the daughter
of my mother; and so she became my wife. 13
And it came to pass, when God caused me to
wander from my father's house, that I said unto
her: This is thy kindness which thou shalt show
unto me; at every place whither we shall come,
say of me: He is my brother.' 14 And Abimelech
took sheep and oxen, and men-servants and
women-servants, and gave them unto
Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. 15
And Abimelech said: 'Behold, my land is before
thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.' 16 And unto
Sarah he said: 'Behold, I have given thy brother
a thousand pieces of silver; behold, it is for thee
a covering of the eyes to all that are with thee;
and before all men thou art righted.' 17 And
Abraham prayed unto God; and God healed
Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants;
and they bore children. 18 For the LORD had
fast closed up all the wombs of the house of
Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.


1 And the LORD remembered Sarah as He had
said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as He had
spoken. 2 And Sarah conceived, and bore
Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of
which God had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham
called the name of his son that was born unto
him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac. 4 And
Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he
was eight days old, as God had commanded
him. 5 And Abraham was a hundred years old,
when his son Isaac was born unto him. 6 And
Sarah said: 'God hath made laughter for me;
every one that heareth will laugh on account of
me.' 7 And she said: 'Who would have said unto
Abraham, that Sarah should give children suck?
for I have borne him a son in his old age.' 8 And
the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham
made a great feast on the day that Isaac was
weaned. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the
Egyptian, whom she had borne unto Abraham,
making sport. 10 Wherefore she said unto
Abraham: 'Cast out this bondwoman and her
son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be
heir with my son, even with Isaac.' 11 And the
thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on
account of his son. 12 And God said unto
Abraham: 'Let it not be grievous in thy sight
because of the lad, and because of thy
bondwoman; in all that Sarah saith unto thee,
hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall seed
be called to thee. 13 And also of the son of the
bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is
thy seed.' 14 And Abraham arose up early in the
morning, and took bread and a bottle of water,
and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her
shoulder, and the child, and sent her away; and
she departed, and strayed in the wilderness of
Beer-sheba. 15 And the water in the bottle was
spent, and she cast the child under one of the
shrubs. 16 And she went, and sat her down over
against him a good way off, as it were a
bow-shot; for she said: 'Let me not look upon the
death of the child.' And she sat over against
him, and lifted up her voice, and wept. 17 And
God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of
God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said
unto her: 'What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for
God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him fast by
thy hand; for I will make him a great nation.' 19
And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of
water; and she went, and filled the bottle with
water, and gave the lad drink. 20 And God was
with the lad, and he grew; and he dwelt in the
wilderness, and became an archer. 21 And he
dwelt in the wilderness of Paran; and his mother
took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.
22 And it came to pass at that time, that
Abimelech and Phicol the captain of his host
spoke unto Abraham, saying: 'God is with thee
in all that thou doest. 23 Now therefore swear
unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal
falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my
son's son; but according to the kindness that I
have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me,
and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.' 24
And Abraham said: 'I will swear.' 25 And
Abraham reproved Abimelech because of the
well of water, which Abimelech's servants had
violently taken away. 26 And Abimelech said: 'I
know not who hath done this thing; neither didst
thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but
to-day.' 27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen,
and gave them unto Abimelech; and they two
made a covenant. 28 And Abraham set seven
ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves. 29 And
Abimelech said unto Abraham: 'What mean
these seven ewe-lambs which thou hast set by
themselves?' 30 And he said: 'Verily, these
seven ewe-lambs shalt thou take of my hand,
that it may be a witness unto me, that I have
digged this well.' 31 Wherefore that place was
called Beer-sheba; because there they swore
both of them. 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. 33 And Abraham
planted a tamarisk-tree in Beer-sheba, and
called there on the name of the LORD, the
Everlasting God. 34 And Abraham sojourned in
the land of the Philistines many days


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.' 2 And He
said: 'Take now thy son, thine only son, whom
thou lovest, even Isaac, and get thee into the
land of Moriah; and offer him there for a
burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will
tell thee of.' 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 cleaved the wood for the burnt-offering, and
rose up, and went unto the place of which God
had told him. 4 On the third day Abraham lifted
up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5 And
Abraham said unto his young men: 'Abide ye
here with the ass, and I and the lad will go
yonder; and we will worship, and come back to
you.' 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. 7 And
Isaac spoke unto Abraham his father, and said:
'My father.' And he said: 'Here am I, my son.'
And he said: 'Behold the fire and the wood; but
where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?' 8 And
Abraham said: 'God will provide Himself the
lamb for a burnt-offering, my son.' So they went
both of them together. 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. 10 And Abraham
stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to
slay his son. 11 And the angel of the LORD
called unto him out of heaven, and said:
'Abraham, Abraham.' And he said: 'Here am I.'
12 And he said: 'Lay not thy hand upon the lad,
neither do thou any thing unto him; for now I
know that thou art a God-fearing man, seeing
thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,
from Me.' 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. 14 And Abraham called the name of that
place Adonai-jireh; as it is said to this day: 'In
the mount where the LORD is seen.' 15 And the
angel of the LORD called unto Abraham a
second time out of heaven, 16 and said: 'By
Myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, because
thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld
thy son, thine only son, 17 that in blessing I will
bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy
seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand
which is upon the seashore; and thy seed shall
possess the gate of his enemies; 18 and in thy
seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
because thou hast hearkened to My voice.' 19
So Abraham returned unto his young men, and
they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba;
and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.
20 And it came to pass after these things, that it
was told Abraham, saying: 'Behold, Milcah, she
also hath borne children unto thy brother
Nahor: 21 Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother,
and Kemuel the father of Aram; 22 and
Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph,
and Bethuel.' 23 And Bethuel begot Rebekah;
these eight did Milcah bear to Nahor,
Abraham's brother. 24 And his concubine,
whose name was Reumah, she also bore Tebah,
and Gaham, and Tahash, and Maacah.


1 And the life of Sarah was a hundred and
seven and twenty years; these were the years of
the life of Sarah. 2 And Sarah died in
Kiriatharba -- the same is Hebron -- in the land of
Canaan; and Abraham came to mourn for
Sarah, and to weep for her. 3 And Abraham
rose up from before his dead, and spoke unto
the children of Heth, saying: 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.' 5 And the children of
Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him: 6
'Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince
among us; in the choice of our sepulchres bury
thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee
his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy
dead.' 7 And Abraham rose up, and bowed
down to the people of the land, even to the
children of Heth. 8 And he spoke 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, 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.' 10 Now Ephron
was sitting in the midst of the children of Heth;
and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in
the hearing of the children of Heth, even of all
that went in at the gate of his city, saying: 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 sons of my people give I it thee;
bury thy dead.' 12 And Abraham bowed down
before the people of the land. 13 And he spoke
unto Ephron in the hearing of the people of the
land, saying: 'But if thou 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.' 14 And
Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him:
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 thy
dead.' 16 And Abraham hearkened unto
Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the
silver, which he had named in the hearing of the
children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver,
current money with the merchant. 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 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. 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. 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.


1 And Abraham was old, well stricken in age;
and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all
things. 2 And Abraham said unto his servant,
the elder of his house, that ruled over all that he
had: 'Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh.
3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the
God of heaven and the God of the earth, that
thou shalt not take a wife for my son of the
daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I
dwell. 4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and
to my kindred, and take a wife for my son, even
for Isaac.' 5 And the servant said unto him:
'Peradventure the woman will not be willing to
follow me unto this land; must I needs bring thy
son back unto the land from whence thou
camest?' 6 And Abraham said unto him:
'Beware thou that thou bring not my son back
thither. 7 The LORD, the God of heaven, who
took me from my father's house, and from the
land of my nativity, and who spoke unto me,
and who swore unto me, saying: Unto thy seed
will I give this land; He will send His angel
before thee, and thou shalt take a wife for my
son from thence. 8 And if the woman be not
willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear
from this my oath; only thou shalt not bring my
son back thither.' 9 And the servant put his
hand under the thigh of Abraham his master,
and swore to him concerning this matter. 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 Aram-naharaim, unto the city of
Nahor. 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. 12 And he said: 'O LORD, the God
of my master Abraham, send me, I pray Thee,
good speed this day, and show kindness unto
my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I stand by the
fountain of water; and the daughters of the
men of the city come out to draw water. 14 So
let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I
shall say: Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that
I may drink; and she shall say: Drink, and I will
give thy camels drink also; let the same be she
that Thou hast appointed for Thy servant, even
for Isaac; and thereby shall I know that Thou
hast shown kindness unto my master.' 15 And it
came to pass, before he had done speaking,
that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born
to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor,
Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her
shoulder. 16 And the damsel was very fair to
look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known
her; and she went down to the fountain, and
filled her pitcher, and came up. 17 And the
servant ran to meet her, and said: 'Give me to
drink, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher.'
18 And she said: 'Drink, my lord'; and she
hastened, and let down her pitcher upon her
hand, and gave him drink. 19 And when she
had done giving him drink, she said: 'I will draw
for thy camels also, until they have done
drinking.' 20 And she hastened, and emptied her
pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the
well to draw, and drew for all his camels. 21
And the man looked stedfastly on her; holding
his peace, to know whether the LORD had
made his journey prosperous or not. 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; 23 and said: 'Whose
daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee. Is there
room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?' 24
And she said unto him: 'I am the daughter of
Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore unto
Nahor.' 25 She said moreover unto him: 'We
have both straw and provender enough, and
room to lodge in.' 26 And the man bowed his
head, and prostrated himself before the LORD.
27 And he said: 'Blessed be the LORD, the God
of my master Abraham, who hath not forsaken
His mercy and His truth toward my master; as
for me, the LORD hath led me in the way to the
house of my master's brethren.' 28 And the
damsel ran, and told her mother's house
according to these words. 29 And Rebekah had
a brother, and his name was Laban; and Laban
ran out unto the man, unto the fountain. 30
And it came to pass, when he saw the ring, and
the bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when
he heard the words of Rebekah his sister,
saying: 'Thus spoke the man unto me,' that he
came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by
the camels at the fountain. 31 And he said:
'Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore
standest thou without? for I have cleared the
house, and made room for the camels.' 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. 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.' 34 And he said:
'I am Abraham's servant. 35 And the LORD
hath blessed my master greatly; and he is
become great; and He hath given him flocks
and herds, and silver and gold, and
men-servants and maid-servants, and camels and
asses. 36 And Sarah my master's wife bore a
son to my master when she was old; and unto
him hath he given all that he hath. 37 And my
master made me swear, saying: Thou shalt not
take a wife for my son of the daughters of the
Canaanites, in whose land I dwell. 38 But thou
shalt go unto my father's house, and to my
kindred, and take a wife for my son. 39 And I
said unto my master: Peradventure the woman
will not follow me. 40 And he said unto me: The
LORD, before whom I walk, will send His angel
with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt
take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of
my father's house; 41 then shalt thou be clear
from my oath, when thou comest to my
kindred; and if they give her not to thee, thou
shalt be clear from my oath. 42 And I came this
day unto the fountain, and said: O LORD, the
God of my master Abraham, if now Thou do
prosper my way which I go: 43 behold, I stand
by the fountain of water; and let it come to
pass, that the maiden that cometh forth to
draw, to whom I shall say: Give me, I pray thee,
a little water from thy pitcher to drink; 44 and
she shall say to me: Both drink thou, and I will
also draw for thy camels; let the same be the
woman whom the LORD hath appointed for
my master's son. 45 And before I had done
speaking to 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. 46 And
she made haste, and let down her pitcher from
her shoulder, and said: Drink, and I will give thy
camels drink also. So I drank, and she made the
camels drink also. 47 And I asked her, and said:
Whose daughter art thou? And she said: The
daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah
bore unto him. And I put the ring upon her nose,
and the bracelets upon her hands. 48 And I
bowed my head, and prostrated myself before
the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of
my master Abraham, who had led me in the
right way to take my master's brother's daughter
for his son. 49 And now if ye will deal kindly
and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell
me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the
left.' 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and
said: 'The thing proceedeth from the LORD; we
cannot speak unto thee bad or good. 51 Behold,
Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let
her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath
spoken.' 52 And it came to pass, that, when
Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed
himself down to the earth unto the LORD. 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. 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.' 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.' 56 And
he said unto them: 'Delay me not, seeing the
LORD hath prospered my way; send me away
that I may go to my master.' 57 And they said:
'We will call the damsel, and inquire at her
mouth.' 58 And they called Rebekah, and said
unto her: 'Wilt thou go with this man?' And she
said: 'I will go.' 59 And they sent away Rebekah
their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's
servant, and his men. 60 And they blessed
Rebekah, and said unto her: 'Our sister, be thou
the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and
let thy seed possess the gate of those that hate
them.' 61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels,
and they rode upon the camels, and followed
the man. And the servant took Rebekah, and
went his way. 62 And Isaac came from the way
of Beer-lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the land of the
South. 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. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and
when she saw Isaac, she alighted from the
camel. 65 And she said unto the servant: 'What
man is this that walketh in the field to meet us?'
And the servant said: 'It is my master.' And she
took her veil, and covered herself. 66 And the
servant told Isaac all the things that he had
done. 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 for his mother.


1 And Abraham took another wife, and her
name was Keturah. 2 And she bore him Zimran,
and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and
Ishbak, and Shuah. 3 And Jokshan begot
Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were
Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. 4 And
the sons of Midian: Ephah, and Epher, and
Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were
the children of Keturah. 5 And Abraham gave
all that he had unto Isaac. 6 But unto the sons
of the concubines, that Abraham had,
Abraham gave gifts; and he sent them away
from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward,
unto the east country. 7 And these are the days
of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, a
hundred threescore and fifteen years. 8 And
Abraham expired, and died in a good old age,
an old man, and full of years; and was gathered
to his people. 9 And Isaac and Ishmael his sons
buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the
field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite,
which is before Mamre; 10 the field which
Abraham purchased of the children of Heth;
there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
11 And it came to pass after the death of
Abraham, that God blessed Isaac his son; and
Isaac dwelt by Beer-lahai-roi.
12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael,
Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian,
Sarah's handmaid, bore unto Abraham. 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, 14 and Mishma, and
Dumah, and Massa; 15 Hadad, and Tema,
Jetur, Naphish, and Kedem; 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. 17 And these
are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred
and thirty and seven years; and he expired and
died; and was gathered unto his people. 18 And
they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur that is
before Egypt, as thou goest toward Asshur: over
against all his brethren he did settle.
19 And these are the generations of Isaac,
Abraham's son: Abraham begot Isaac. 20 And
Isaac was forty years old when he took
Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean,
of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the
Aramean, to be his wife. 21 And Isaac
entreated the LORD for his wife, because she
was barren; and the LORD let Himself be
entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife
conceived. 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 LORD. 23 And the LORD said unto her:
Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples
shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one
people shall be stronger than the other people;
and the elder shall serve the younger. 24 And
when her days to be delivered were fulfilled,
behold, there were twins in her womb. 25 And
the first came forth ruddy, all over like a hairy
mantle; and they called his name Esau. 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 bore them. 27 And the boys grew;
and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the
field; and Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in
tents. 28 Now Isaac loved Esau, because he did
eat of his venison; and Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 And Jacob sod pottage; and Esau came in
from the field, and he was faint. 30 And Esau
said to Jacob: 'Let me swallow, I pray thee,
some of this red, red pottage; for I am faint.'
Therefore was his name called Edom. 31 And
Jacob said: 'Sell me first thy birthright.' 32 And
Esau said: 'Behold, I am at the point to die; and
what profit shall the birthright do to me?' 33
And Jacob said: 'Swear to me first'; and he
swore unto him; and he sold his birthright unto
Jacob. 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.


1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the
first famine that was in the days of Abraham.
And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the
Philistines unto Gerar. 2 And the LORD
appeared unto him, and said: 'Go not down
unto Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell
thee of. 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with
thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto
thy seed, I will give all these lands, and I will
establish the oath which I swore unto Abraham
thy father; 4 and I will multiply thy seed as the
stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all
these lands; and by thy seed shall all the nations
of the earth bless themselves; 5 because that
Abraham hearkened to My voice, and kept My
charge, My commandments, My statutes, and
My laws.' 6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. 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 the men of the place should kill me
for Rebekah, because she is fair to look upon.' 8
And it came to pass, when he had been there a
long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines
looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold,
Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. 9
And Abimelech called Isaac, and said: 'Behold,
of a surety she is thy wife; and how saidst thou:
She is my sister?' And Isaac said unto him:
'Because I said: Lest I die because of her.' 10
And Abimelech said: 'What is this thou hast
done unto us? one of the people might easily
have lain with thy wife, and thou wouldest have
brought guiltiness upon us.' 11 And Abimelech
charged all the people, saying: 'He that toucheth
this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.'
12 And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in
the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD
blessed him. 13 And the man waxed great, and
grew more and more until he became very great.
14 And he had possessions of flocks, and
possessions of herds, and a great household;
and the Philistines envied him. 15 Now all the
wells which his father's servants had digged in
the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines
had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac: 'Go from
us; for thou art much mightier than we.' 17 And
Isaac departed thence, and encamped in the
valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. 18 And Isaac
digged again the wells of water, which they had
digged in the days of Abraham 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.
19 And Isaac's servants digged in the valley,
and found there a well of living water. 20 And
the herdmen of Gerar strove with Isaac's
herdmen, saying: 'The water is ours.' And he
called the name of the well Esek; because they
contended with him. 21 And they digged
another well, and they strove for that also. And
he called the name of it Sitnah. 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
LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be
fruitful in the land.' 23 And he went up from
thence to Beer-sheba. 24 And the LORD
appeared unto him the same night, and said: 'I
am the God of Abraham thy father. Fear not,
for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and
multiply thy seed for My servant Abraham's
sake.' 25 And he builded an altar there, and
called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched
his tent there; and there Isaac's servants digged
a well. 26 Then Abimelech went to him from
Gerar, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phicol the
captain of his host. 27 And Isaac said unto
them: 'Wherefore are ye come unto me, seeing
ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?'
28 And they said: 'We saw plainly that the
LORD was with thee; and we said: Let there
now be an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and
thee, and let us make a covenant with thee; 29
that thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not
touched thee, and as we have done unto thee
nothing but good, and have sent thee away in
peace; thou art now the blessed of the LORD.'
30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat
and drink. 31 And they rose up betimes in the
morning, and swore one to another; and Isaac
sent them away, and they departed from him in
peace. 32 And it came to pass the 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.' 33 And
he called it Shibah. Therefore the name of the
city is Beer-sheba unto this day. 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. 35 And they
were a bitterness of spirit unto Isaac and to
Rebekah.


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.' 2
And he said: 'Behold now, I am old, I know not
the day of my death. 3 Now therefore take, I
pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy
bow, and go out to the field, and take me
venison; 4 and make me savoury food, such as
I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that
my soul may bless thee before I die.' 5 And
Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his
son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for
venison, and to bring it. 6 And Rebekah spoke
unto Jacob her son, saying: 'Behold, I heard thy
father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying: 7
Bring me venison, and make me savoury food,
that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD
before my death. 8 Now therefore, my son,
hearken to my voice according to that which I
command thee. 9 Go now to the flock, and
fetch me from thence two good kids of the
goats; and I will make them savoury food for
thy father, such as he loveth; 10 and thou shalt
bring it to thy father, that he may eat, so that he
may bless thee before his death.' 11 And Jacob
said to Rebekah his mother: 'Behold, Esau my
brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
12 My father peradventure will feel me, and I
shall seem to him as a mocker; and I shall bring
a curse upon me, and not a blessing.' 13 And his
mother said unto him: 'Upon me be thy curse,
my son; only hearken to my voice, and go fetch
me them.' 14 And he went, and fetched, and
brought them to his mother; and his mother
made savoury food, such as his father loved. 15
And Rebekah took the choicest garments of
Esau her elder son, which were with her in the
house, and put them upon Jacob her younger
son. 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the
goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of
his neck. 17 And she gave the savoury food and
the bread, which she had prepared, into the
hand of her son Jacob. 18 And he came unto
his father, and said: 'My father'; and he said:
'Here am I; who art thou, my son?' 19 And
Jacob said unto his father: 'I am Esau thy
first-born; I have done according as thou badest me.
Arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison,
that thy soul may bless me.' 20 And Isaac said
unto his son: 'How is it that thou hast found it
so quickly, my son?' And he said: 'Because the
LORD thy God sent me good speed.' 21 And
Isaac said unto Jacob: 'Come near, I pray thee,
that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be
my very son Esau or not.' 22 And Jacob went
near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and
said: 'The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the
hands are the hands of Esau.' 23 And he
discerned him not, because his hands were
hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed
him. 24 And he said: 'Art thou my very son
Esau?' And he said: 'I am.' 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. 26 And his
father Isaac said unto him: 'Come near now,
and kiss me, my son.' 27 And he came near,
and kissed him. And he smelled the smell of his
raiment, and blessed him, and said: See, the
smell of my son is as the smell of a field which
the LORD hath blessed. 28 So God give thee of
the dew of heaven, and of the fat places of the
earth, and plenty of corn and wine. 29 Let
peoples serve thee, and nations bow down to
thee. Be lord over thy brethren, and let thy
mother's sons bow down to thee. Cursed be
every one that curseth thee, and blessed be
every one that blesseth thee. 30 And it came to
pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of
blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone
out from the presence of Isaac his father, that
Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31
And he also made savoury food, and brought it
unto his father; and he said unto his father: 'Let
my father arise, and eat of his son's venison,
that thy soul may bless me.' 32 And Isaac his
father said unto him: 'Who art thou?' And he
said: 'I am thy son, thy first-born, Esau.' 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
thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and
he shall be blessed.' 34 When Esau heard the
words of his father, he cried with an exceeding
great and bitter cry, and said unto his father:
'Bless me, even me also, O my father.' 35 And
he said: 'Thy brother came with guile, and hath
taken away thy blessing.' 36 And he said: 'Is not
he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted
me these two times: he took away my
birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away
my blessing.' And he said: 'Hast thou not
reserved a blessing for me?' 37 And Isaac
answered and said unto Esau: 'Behold, I have
made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I
given to him for servants; and with corn and
wine have I sustained him; and what then shall
I do for thee, my son?' 38 And Esau said unto
his father: 'Hast thou but one blessing, my
father? bless me, even me also, O my father.'
And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. 39 And
Isaac his father answered and said unto him:
Behold, of the fat places of the earth shall be
thy dwelling, and of the dew of heaven from
above; 40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and
thou shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come
to pass when thou shalt break loose, that thou
shalt shake his yoke from off thy neck. 41 And
Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing
wherewith his father blessed him. And Esau said
in his heart: 'Let the days of mourning for my
father be at hand; then will I slay my brother
Jacob.' 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, thy brother Esau, as touching thee,
doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee. 43
Now therefore, my son, hearken to my voice;
and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to
Haran; 44 and tarry with him a few days, until
thy brother's fury turn away; 45 until thy
brother's anger turn away from thee, and he
forget that which thou hast done to him; then I
will send, and fetch thee from thence; why
should I be bereaved of you both in one day?'
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?'


1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and
charged him, and said unto him: 'Thou shalt not
take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2 Arise,
go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy
mother's father; and take thee a wife from
thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's
brother. 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and
make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou
mayest be a congregation of peoples; 4 and
give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and
to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit
the land of thy sojournings, which God gave
unto Abraham.' 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob;
and he went to Paddan-aram unto Laban, son
of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of
Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. 6 Now
Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent
him away to Paddan-aram, to take him a wife
from thence; and that as he blessed him he
gave him a charge, saying: 'Thou shalt not take
a wife of the daughters of Canaan'; 7 and that
Jacob hearkened to his father and his mother,
and was gone to Paddan-aram; 8 and Esau saw
that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac
his father; 9 so Esau went unto Ishmael, and
took unto the wives that he had Mahalath the
daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister
of Nebaioth, to be his wife. 10 And Jacob went
out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
11 And he lighted upon the place, and tarried
there all night, because the sun was set; and he
took one of the stones of the place, and put it
under his head, and lay down in that place to
sleep. 12 And he dreamed, and 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. 13 And, behold,
the LORD stood beside him, and said: 'I am the
LORD, the God of Abraham thy father, and the
God of Isaac. The land whereon thou liest, to
thee will I give it, and to thy seed. 14 And thy
seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou
shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east,
and to the north, and to the south. And in thee
and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth
be blessed. 15 And, behold, I am with thee, and
will keep thee whithersoever thou goest, and will
bring thee back into this land; for I will not
leave thee, until I have done that which I have
spoken to thee of.' 16 And Jacob awaked out of
his sleep, and he said: 'Surely the LORD is in this
place; and I knew it not.' 17 And he was afraid,
and said: 'How full of awe is this place! this is
none other than the house of God, and this is
the gate of heaven.' 18 And Jacob rose up early
in the morning, and took the stone that he had
put under his head, and set it up for a pillar, and
poured oil upon the top of it. 19 And he called
the name of that place Beth-el, but the name of
the city was Luz at the first. 20 And Jacob
vowed a vow, saying: 'If God will be with me,
and will keep me in this way that I go, and will
give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21
so that I come back to my father's house in
peace, then shall the LORD be my God, 22 and
this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall
be God's house; and of all that Thou shalt give
me I will surely give the tenth unto Thee.'


1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came to
the land of the children of the east. 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. 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 back upon
the well's mouth in its place.-- 4 And Jacob said
unto them: 'My brethren, whence are ye?' And
they said: 'Of Haran are we.' 5 And he said unto
them: 'Know ye Laban the son of Nahor?' And
they said: 'We know him.' 6 And he said unto
them: 'Is it well with him?' And they said: 'It is
well; and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh
with the sheep.' 7 And he said: 'Lo, it is yet high
day, neither is it time that the cattle should be
gathered together; water ye the sheep, and go
and feed them.' 8 And they said: 'We cannot,
until all the flocks be gathered together, and
they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then
we water the sheep.' 9 While he was yet
speaking with them, Rachel came with her
father's sheep; for she tended them. 10 And it
came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the
daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the
sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob
went near, and rolled the stone from the well's
mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his
mother's brother. 11 And Jacob kissed Rachel,
and lifted up his voice, and wept. 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. 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. 14 And
Laban said to him: 'Surely thou art my bone
and my flesh.' And he abode with him the space
of a month. 15 And Laban said unto Jacob:
'Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou
therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what
shall thy wages be?' 16 Now Laban had two
daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and
the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 And
Leah's eyes were weak; but Rachel was of
beautiful form and fair to look upon. 18 And
Jacob loved Rachel; and he said: 'I will serve
thee seven years for Rachel thy younger
daughter.' 19 And Laban said: 'It is better that I
give her to thee, than that I should give her to
another man; abide with me.' 20 And Jacob
served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed
unto him but a few days, for the love he had to
her. 21 And Jacob said unto Laban: 'Give me
my wife, for my days are filled, that I may go in
unto her.' 22 And Laban gathered together all
the men of the place, and made a feast. 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. 24 And Laban gave Zilpah
his handmaid unto his daughter Leah for a
handmaid. 25 And it came to pass in the
morning that, behold, it was Leah; and he said
to Laban: 'What is this thou hast done unto me?
did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore
then hast thou beguiled me?' 26 And Laban
said: 'It is not so done in our place, to give the
younger before the first-born. 27 Fulfil the week
of this one, and we will give thee the other also
for the service which thou shalt serve with me
yet seven other years.' 28 And Jacob did so, and
fulfilled her week; and he gave him Rachel his
daughter to wife. 29 And Laban gave to Rachel
his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her
handmaid. 30 And he went in also unto Rachel,
and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and
served with him yet seven other years. 31 And
the LORD saw that Leah was hated, and he
opened her womb; but Rachel was barren. 32
And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she
called his name Reuben; for she said: 'Because
the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; for
now my husband will love me.' 33 And she
conceived again, and bore a son; and said:
'Because the LORD hath heard that I am hated,
He hath therefore given me this son also.' And
she called his name Simeon. 34 And she
conceived again, and bore 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. 35 And she
conceived again, and bore a son; and she said:
'This time will I praise the LORD.' Therefore she
called his name Judah; and she left off
bearing.


1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no
children, Rachel envied her sister; and she said
unto Jacob: 'Give me children, or else I die.' 2
And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel;
and he said: 'Am I in God's stead, who hath
withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?' 3
And she said: 'Behold my maid Bilhah, go in
unto her; that she may bear upon my knees,
and I also may be builded up through her.' 4
And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife;
and Jacob went in unto her. 5 And Bilhah
conceived, and bore Jacob a son. 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. 7 And Bilhah Rachel's
handmaid conceived again, and bore Jacob a
second son. 8 And Rachel said: 'With mighty
wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and
have prevailed.' And she called his name
Naphtali. 9 When Leah saw that she had left
off bearing, she took Zilpah her handmaid, and
gave her to Jacob to wife. 10 And Zilpah Leah's
handmaid bore Jacob a son. 11 And Leah said:
'Fortune is come!' And she called his name Gad.
12 And Zilpah Leah's handmaid bore Jacob a
second son. 13 And Leah said: 'Happy am I!
for the daughters will call me happy.' And she
called his name Asher. 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 thy son's mandrakes.'
15 And she said unto her: 'Is it a small matter
that thou hast taken away my husband? and
wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes
also?' And Rachel said: 'Therefore he shall lie
with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.' 16
And Jacob came from the field in the evening,
and Leah went out to meet him, and said: 'Thou
must come in unto me; for I have surely hired
thee with my son's mandrakes.' And he lay with
her that night. 17 And God hearkened unto
Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth
son. 18 And Leah said: 'God hath given me my
hire, because I gave my handmaid to my
husband. And she called his name Issachar. 19
And Leah conceived again, and bore a sixth son
to Jacob. 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. 21 And
afterwards she bore a daughter, and called her
name Dinah. 22 And God remembered Rachel,
and God hearkened to her, and opened her
womb. 23 And she conceived, and bore a son,
and said: 'God hath taken away my reproach.'
24 And she called his name Joseph, saying: 'The
LORD add to me another son.' 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. 26 Give me my wives and my children
for whom I have served thee, and let me go; for
thou knowest my service wherewith I have
served thee.' 27 And Laban said unto him: 'If
now I have found favour in thine eyes -- I have
observed the signs, and the LORD hath blessed
me for thy sake.' 28 And he said: 'Appoint me
thy wages, and I will give it.' 29 And he said
unto him: 'Thou knowest how I have served
thee, and how thy cattle have fared with me. 30
For it was little which thou hadst before I came,
and it hath increased abundantly; and the
LORD hath blessed thee whithersoever I turned.
And now when shall I provide for mine own
house also?' 31 And he said: 'What shall I give
thee?' And Jacob said: 'Thou shalt not give me
aught; if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will
again feed thy flock and keep it. 32 I will pass
through all thy flock to-day, removing from
thence every speckled and spotted one, and
every dark one among the sheep, and the
spotted and speckled among the goats; and of
such shall be my hire. 33 So shall my
righteousness witness against me hereafter,
when thou shalt come to look over my hire that
is before thee: every one that is not speckled
and spotted among the goats, and dark among
the sheep, that if found with me shall be
counted stolen.' 34 And Laban said: 'Behold,
would it might be according to thy word.' 35
And he removed that day the he-goats that
were streaked and spotted, and all the she-goats
that were speckled and spotted, every one that
had white in it, and all the dark ones among the
sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.
36 And he set three days' journey betwixt
himself and Jacob. And Jacob fed the rest of
Laban's flocks. 37 And Jacob took him rods of
fresh poplar, and of the almond and of the
plane-tree; and peeled white streaks in them,
making the white appear which was in the rods.
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. 39
And the flocks conceived at the sight of the
rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked,
speckled, and spotted. 40 And Jacob separated
the lambs -- he also set the faces of the flocks
toward the streaked and all the dark in the flock
of Laban -- and put his own droves apart, and
put them not unto Laban's flock. 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; 42 but
when the flock were feeble, he put them not in;
so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger
Jacob's. 43 And the man increased exceedingly,
and had large flocks, and maid-servants and
men-servants, and camels and asses.


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 wealth.' 2 And Jacob beheld
the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was
not toward him as beforetime. 3 And the LORD
said unto Jacob: 'Return unto the land of thy
fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with
thee.' 4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and
Leah to the field unto his flock, 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. 6 And ye know
that with all my power I have served your
father. 7 And your father hath mocked me, and
changed my wages ten times; but God suffered
him not to hurt me. 8 If he said thus: The
speckled shall be thy wages; then all the flock
bore speckled; and if he said thus: The streaked
shall be thy wages; then bore all the flock
streaked. 9 Thus God hath taken away the
cattle of your father, and given them to me. 10
And it came to pass at the time that the flock
conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in
a dream, and, behold, the he-goats which
leaped upon the flock were streaked, speckled,
and grizzled. 11 And the angel of God said unto
me in the dream: Jacob; and I said: Here am I.
12 And he said: Lift up now thine eyes, and see,
all the he-goats which leap upon the flock are
streaked, speckled, and grizzled; for I have seen
all that Laban doeth unto thee. 13 I am the God
of Beth-el, where thou didst anoint a pillar,
where thou didst vow a vow unto Me. Now
arise, get thee out from this land, and return
unto the land of thy nativity.' 14 And Rachel
and Leah answered and said unto him: 'Is there
yet any portion or inheritance for us in our
father's house? 15 Are we not accounted by him
strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath also
quite devoured our price. 16 For all the riches
which God hath taken away from our father,
that is ours and our children's. Now then,
whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.' 17
Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his
wives upon the camels; 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. 19 Now Laban
was gone to shear his sheep. And Rachel stole
the teraphim that were her father's. 20 And
Jacob outwitted Laban the Aramean, in that he
told him not that he fled. 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. 22 And it was told Laban on the third
day that Jacob was fled. 23 And he took his
brethren with him, and pursued after him seven
days' journey; and he overtook him in the
mountain of Gilead. 24 And God came to
Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night,
and said unto him: 'Take heed to thyself that
thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.' 25
And Laban came up with Jacob. Now Jacob
had pitched his tent in the mountain; and
Laban with his brethren pitched in the mountain
of Gilead. 26 And Laban said to Jacob: 'What
hast thou done, that thou hast outwitted me,
and carried away my daughters as though
captives of the sword? 27 Wherefore didst thou
flee secretly, and outwit me; and didst not tell
me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth
and with songs, with tabret and with harp; 28
and didst not suffer me to kiss my sons and my
daughters? now hast thou done foolishly. 29 It
is in the power of my hand to do you hurt; but
the God of your father spoke unto me
yesternight, saying: Take heed to thyself that
thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad. 30
And now that thou art surely gone, because
thou sore longest after thy father's house,
wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?' 31 And
Jacob answered and said to Laban: 'Because I
was afraid; for I said: Lest thou shouldest take
thy daughters from me by force. 32 With
whomsoever thou findest thy gods, he shall not
live; before our brethren discern thou what is
thine with me, and take it to thee.'-- For Jacob
knew not that Rachel had stolen them.-- 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. 34
Now Rachel had taken the teraphim, and put
them in the saddle of the camel, and sat upon
them. And Laban felt about all the tent, but
found them not. 35 And she said to her father:
'Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise up
before thee; for the manner of women is upon
me.' And he searched, but found not the
teraphim. 36 And Jacob was wroth, and strove
with Laban. And Jacob answered and said to
Laban: 'What is my trespass? what is my sin,
that thou hast hotly pursued after me? 37
Whereas thou hast felt about all my stuff, what
hast thou found of all thy household stuff? Set
it here before my brethren and thy brethren,
that they may judge betwixt us two. 38 These
twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes
and thy she-goats have not cast their young,
and the rams of thy flocks have I not eaten. 39
That which was torn of beasts I brought not
unto thee; I bore the loss of it; of my hand didst
thou require it, whether stolen by day or stolen
by night. 40 Thus I was: in the day the drought
consumed me, and the frost by night; and my
sleep fled from mine eyes. 41 These twenty
years have I been in thy house: I served thee
fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six
years for thy flock; and thou hast changed my
wages ten times. 42 Except the God of my
father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of
Isaac, had been on my side, surely now hadst
thou sent me away empty. God hath seen mine
affliction and the labour of my hands, and gave
judgment yesternight.' 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 thou seest
is mine; and what can I do this day for these
my daughters, or for their children whom they
have borne? 44 And now come, let us make a
covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness
between me and thee.' 45 And Jacob took a
stone, and set it up for a pillar. 46 And Jacob
said unto his brethren: 'Gather stones'; and they
took stones, and made a heap. And they did eat
there by the heap. 47 And Laban called it
Jegar-sahadutha; but Jacob called it Galeed.
48 And Laban said: 'This heap is witness between me
and thee this day.' Therefore was the name of it
called Galeed; 49 and Mizpah, for he said: 'The
LORD watch between me and thee, when we
are absent one from another. 50 If thou shalt
afflict my daughters, and if thou shalt take
wives beside my daughters, no man being with
us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.' 51
And Laban said to Jacob: 'Behold this heap,
and behold the pillar, which I have set up
betwixt me and thee. 52 This heap be witness,
and the pillar be witness, that I will not pass
over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not
pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for
harm. 53 The God of Abraham, and the God of
Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us.'
And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father
Isaac. 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.


1 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and
kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed
them. And Laban departed, and returned unto
his place. 2 And Jacob went on his way, and the
angels of God met him. 3 And Jacob said when
he saw them: 'This is God's camp.' And he called
the name of that place Mahanaim.
4 And Jacob sent messengers before him to
Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the field
of Edom. 5 And he commanded them, saying:
'Thus shall ye say unto my lord Esau: Thus
saith thy servant Jacob: I have sojourned with
Laban, and stayed until now. 6 And I have
oxen, and asses and flocks, and men-servants
and maid-servants; and I have sent to tell my
lord, that I may find favour in thy sight.' 7 And
the messengers returned to Jacob, saying: 'We
came to thy brother Esau, and moreover he
cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men
with him.' 8 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and
was distressed. And he divided the people that
was with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and
the camels, into two camps. 9 And he said: 'If
Esau come to the one camp, and smite it, then
the camp which is left shall escape.' 10 And
Jacob said: 'O God of my father Abraham, and
God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who saidst
unto me: Return unto thy country, and to thy
kindred, and I will do thee good; 11 I am not
worthy of all the mercies, and of all the truth,
which Thou hast shown unto Thy servant; for
with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and
now I am become two camps. 12 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. 13
And Thou saidst: I will surely do thee good, and
make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which
cannot be numbered for multitude.' 14 And he
lodged there that night; and took of that which
he had with him a present for Esau his brother:
15 two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats,
two hundred ewes and twenty rams, 16 thirty
milch camels and their colts, forty kine and ten
bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. 17 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.' 18 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? 19 then
thou shalt say: They are thy servant Jacob's; it
is a present sent unto my lord, even unto Esau;
and, behold, he also is behind us.' 20 And he
commanded also the second, and the third, and
all that followed the droves, saying: 'In this
manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find
him; 21 and ye shall say: Moreover, behold, thy
servant Jacob is behind us.' For he said: 'I will
appease him with the present that goeth before
me, and afterward I will see his face;
peradventure he will accept me.' 22 So the
present passed over before him; and he himself
lodged that night in the camp. 23 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. 24 And he
took them, and sent them over the stream, and
sent over that which he had. 25 And Jacob was
left alone; and there wrestled a man with him
until the breaking of the day. 26 And when he
saw that he prevailed not against him, he
touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow
of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled
with him. 27 And he said: 'Let me go, for the
day breaketh.' And he said: 'I will not let thee
go, except thou bless me.' 28 And he said unto
him: 'What is thy name?' And he said: 'Jacob.'
29 And he said: 'Thy name shall be called no
more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven
with God and with men, and hast prevailed.' 30
And Jacob asked him, and said: 'Tell me, I pray
thee, thy name.' And he said: 'Wherefore is it
that thou dost ask after my name?' And he
blessed him there. 31 And Jacob called the
name of the place Peniel: 'for I have seen God
face to face, and my life is preserved.' 32 And
the sun rose upon him as he passed over Peniel,
and he limped upon his thigh. 33 Therefore the
children of Israel eat not the sinew of the
thigh-vein which is upon the hollow of the thigh,
unto this day; because he touched the hollow of
Jacob's thigh, even in the sinew of the thigh-vein.


1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and,
behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred
men. And he divided the children unto Leah,
and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
2 And he put the handmaids and their children
foremost, and Leah and her children after, and
Rachel and Joseph hindermost. 3 And he
himself passed over before them, and bowed
himself to the ground seven times, until he came
near to his brother. 4 And Esau ran to meet him,
and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and
kissed him; and they wept. 5 And he lifted up
his eyes, and saw the women and the children;
and said: 'Who are these with thee?' And he
said: 'The children whom God hath graciously
given thy servant.' 6 Then the handmaids came
near, they and their children, and they bowed
down. 7 And Leah also and her children came
near, and bowed down; and after came Joseph
near and Rachel, and they bowed down. 8 And
he said: 'What meanest thou by all this camp
which I met?' And he said: 'To find favour in
the sight of my lord.' 9 And Esau said: 'I have
enough; my brother, let that which thou hast be
thine.' 10 And Jacob said: 'Nay, I pray thee, if
now I have found favour in thy sight, then
receive my present at my hand; forasmuch as I
have seen thy face, as one seeth the face of
God, and thou wast pleased with me. 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. 12 And he said: 'Let us take our
journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.'
13 And he said unto him: 'My lord knoweth that
the children are tender, and that the flocks and
herds giving suck are a care to me; and if they
overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.
14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his
servant; and I will journey on gently, according
to the pace of the cattle that are before me and
according to the pace of the children, until I
come unto my lord unto Seir.' 15 And Esau
said: 'Let me now leave with thee some of the
folk that are with me.' And he said: 'What
needeth it? let me find favour in the sight of my
lord.' 16 So Esau returned that day on his way
unto Seir. 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. 18 And Jacob came in peace to the
city of Shechem, which is in the land of
Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram;
and encamped before the city. 19 And he
bought the parcel of ground, where he had
spread his tent, at the hand of the children of
Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces
of money. 20 And he erected there an altar, and
called it El-elohe-Israel.


1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she
had borne unto Jacob, went out to see the
daughters of the land. 2 And Shechem the son
of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw
her; and he took her, and lay with her, and
humbled her. 3 And his soul did cleave unto
Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the
damsel, and spoke comfortingly unto the
damsel. 4 And Shechem spoke unto his father
Hamor, saying: 'Get me this damsel to wife.' 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.
6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out
unto Jacob to speak with him. 7 And the sons of
Jacob came in from the field when they heard
it; and the men were grieved, and they were
very wroth, because he had wrought a vile deed
in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which
thing ought not to be done. 8 And Hamor spoke
with them, saying 'The soul of my son Shechem
longeth for your daughter. I pray you give her
unto him to wife. 9 And make ye marriages with
us; give your daughters unto us, and take our
daughters unto you. 10 And ye shall dwell with
us; and the land shall be before you; dwell and
trade ye therein, and get you possessions
therein.' 11 And Shechem said unto her father
and unto her brethren: 'Let me find favour in
your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will
give. 12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift,
and I will give according as ye shall say unto
me; but give me the damsel to wife.' 13 And the
sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor
his father with guile, and spoke, because he had
defiled Dinah their sister, 14 and said unto
them: 'We cannot do this thing, to give our sister
to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a
reproach unto us. 15 Only on this condition will
we consent unto you: if ye will be as we are,
that every male of you be circumcised; 16 then
will we give our daughters unto you, and we will
take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with
you, and we will become one people. 17 But if
ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised;
then will we take our daughter, and we will be
gone.' 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and
Shechem Hamor's son. 19 And the young man
deferred not to do the thing, because he had
delight in Jacob's daughter. And he was
honoured above all the house of his father. 20
And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto
the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of
their city, saying: 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.
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. 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.' 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. 25 And it came to pass on the third day,
when they were in pain, that two of the sons of
Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took
each man his sword, and came upon the city
unawares, and slew all the males. 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. 27 The sons of Jacob
came upon the slain, and spoiled the city,
because they had defiled their sister. 28 They
took their flocks and their herds and their asses,
and that which was in the city and that which
was in the field; 29 and all their wealth, and all
their little ones and their wives, took they
captive and spoiled, even all that was in the
house. 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi:
'Ye have troubled me, to make me odious unto
the inhabitants of the land, even unto the
Canaanites and the Perizzites; and, I being few
in number, they will gather themselves together
against me and smite me; and I shall be
destroyed, I and my house.' 31 And they said:
'Should one deal with our sister as with a
harlot?'


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 thee when
thou didst flee from the face of Esau thy
brother.' 2 Then Jacob said unto his household,
and to all that were with him: 'Put away the
strange gods that are among you, and purify
yourselves, and change your garments; 3 and
let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will
make there an altar unto God, who answered
me in the day of my distress, and was with me
in the way which I went.' 4 And they gave unto
Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their
hand, and the rings which were in their ears; and
Jacob hid them under the terebinth which was
by Shechem. 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. 6 So Jacob came to
Luz, which is in the land of Canaan -- the same is
Beth-el -- he and all the people that were with
him. 7 And he built there an altar, and called the
place El-beth-el, because there God was
revealed unto him, when he fled from the face
of his brother. 8 And Deborah Rebekah's nurse
died, and she was buried below Beth-el under
the oak; and the name of it was called
Allon-bacuth.
9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he
came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him. 10
And God said unto him: 'Thy name is Jacob:
thy name shall not be called any more Jacob,
but Israel shall be thy name'; and He called his
name Israel. 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 thy loins; 12
and the land which I gave unto Abraham and
Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after
thee will I give the land.' 13 And God went up
from him in the place where He spoke with him.
14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where
He spoke with him, a pillar of stone, and he
poured out a drink-offering thereon, and poured
oil thereon. 15 And Jacob called the name of
the place where God spoke with him, Beth-el. 16
And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there
was still some way to come to Ephrath; and
Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour. 17
And it came to pass, when she was in hard
labour, that the mid-wife said unto her: 'Fear
not; for this also is a son for thee.' 18 And it
came to pass, as her soul was in departing -- for
she died -- that she called his name Ben-oni; but
his father called him Benjamin. 19 And Rachel
died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath --
the same is Beth-lehem. 20 And Jacob set up a
pillar upon her grave; the same is the pillar of
Rachel's grave unto this day. 21 And Israel
journeyed, and spread his tent beyond
Migdal-eder. 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: 23 the
sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's first-born, and
Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar,
and Zebulun; 24 the sons of Rachel: Joseph
and Benjamin; 25 and the sons of Bilhah,
Rachel's handmaid: Dan and Naphtali; 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. 27 And Jacob
came unto Isaac his father to Mamre, to
Kiriatharba -- the same is Hebron -- where
Abraham and Isaac sojourned. 28 And the
days of Isaac were a hundred and fourscore
years. 29 And Isaac expired, and died, and was
gathered unto his people, old and full of days;
and Esau and Jacob his sons buried him


1 Now these are the generations of Esau --
the same is Edom. 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, 3
and Basemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of
Nebaioth. 4 And Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz;
and Basemath bore Reuel; 5 and Oholibamah
bore Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah. These are
the sons of Esau, that were born unto him in the
land of Canaan. 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 gathered
in the land of Canaan; and went into a land
away from his brother Jacob. 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. 8 And
Esau dwelt in the mountain-land of Seir--Esau is
Edom. 9 And these are the generations of Esau
the father of a the Edomites in the
mountain-land of Seir. 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. 11
And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar,
Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. 12 And Timna
was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she
bore to Eliphaz Amalek. These are the sons of
Adah Esau's wife. 13 And these are the sons of
Reuel: Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and
Mizzah. These were the sons of Basemath
Esau's wife. 14 And these were the sons of
Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the
daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife; and she bore to
Esau Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah. 15 These
are the chiefs of the sons of Esau: the sons of
Eliphaz the first-born of Esau: the chief of
Teman, the chief of Omar, the chief of Zepho,
the chief of Kenaz, 16 the chief of Korah, the
chief of Gatam, the chief of Amalek. These are
the chiefs that came of Eliphaz in the land of
Edom. These are the sons of Adah. 17 And
these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son: the chief
of Nahath, the chief of Zerah, the chief of
Shammah, the chief of Mizzah. These are the
chiefs that came of Reuel in the land of Edom.
These are the sons of Basemath Esau's wife. 18
And these are the sons of Oholibamah Esau's
wife: the chief of Jeush, the chief of Jalam, the
chief of Korah. These are the chiefs that came
of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's
wife. 19 These are the sons of Esau, and these
are their chiefs; the same is Edom. 20 These are
the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of
the land: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and
Anah, 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. 22 And
the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam;
and Lotan's sister was Timna. 23 And these are
the children of Shobal: Alvan and Manahath
and Ebal, Shepho and Onam. 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. 25 And these are the children of Anah:
Dishon and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah.
26 And these are the children of Dishon:
Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran.
27 These are the children of Ezer: Bilhan and
Zaavan and Akan. 28 These are the children of
Dishan: Uz and Aran. 29 These are the chiefs
that came of the Horites: the chief of Lotan, the
chief of Shobal, the chief of Zibeon, the chief of
Anah, 30 the chief of Dishon, the chief of Ezer,
the chief of Dishan. These are the chiefs that
came of the Horites, according to their chiefs in
the land of Seir. 31 And these are the kings that
reigned in the land of Edom, before there
reigned any king over the children of Israel. 32
And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom; and
the name of his city was Dinhabah. 33 And
Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of
Bozrah reigned in his stead. 34 And Jobab died,
and Husham of the land of the Temanites
reigned in his stead. 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 And Hadad died,
and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
37 And Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth
by the River reigned in his stead. 38 And Shaul
died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned
in his stead. 39 And Baal-hanan the son of
Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead;
and the name of the city was Pau; and his wife's
name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred,
the daughter of Me-zahab. 40 And these are the
names of the chiefs that came of Esau,
according to their families, after their places, by
their names: the chief of Timna, the chief of
Alvah, the chief of Jetheth; 41 the chief of
Oholibamah, the chief of Elah, the chief of
Pinon; 42 the chief of Kenaz, the chief of
Teman, the chief of Mibzar; 43 the chief of
Magdiel, the chief of 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.


1 And Jacob dwelt in the land of his father's
sojournings, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are
the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being
seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with
his brethren, being still a lad even with the sons
of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his
father's wives; and Joseph brought evil report of
them unto their father. 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 colours. 4 And when his brethren
saw that their father loved him more than all his
brethren, they hated him, and could not speak
peaceably unto him. 5 And Joseph dreamed a
dream, and he told it to his brethren; and they
hated him yet the more. 6 And he said unto
them: 'Hear, I pray you, this dream which I
have dreamed: 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 bowed down to
my sheaf.' 8 And his brethren said to him: 'Shalt
thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed
have dominion over us?' And they hated him
yet the more for his dreams, and for his words. 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 bowed down to me.'
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 thou hast
dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy
brethren indeed come to bow down to thee to
the earth?' 11 And his brethren envied him; but
his father kept the saying in mind. 12 And his
brethren went to feed their father's flock in
Shechem. 13 And Israel said unto Joseph: 'Do
not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem?
come, and I will send thee unto them.' And he
said to him: 'Here am I.' 14 And he said to him:
'Go now, see whether it is well with thy brethren,
and well with the flock; and bring me back
word.' So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron,
and he came to Shechem. 15 And a certain
man found him, and, behold, he was wandering
in the field. And the man asked him, saying:
'What seekest thou?' 16 And he said: 'I seek my
brethren. Tell me, I pray thee, where they are
feeding the flock.' 17 And the man said: 'They
are departed hence; for I heard them say: Let
us go to Dothan.' And Joseph went after his
brethren, and found them in Dothan. 18 And
they saw him afar off, and before he came near
unto them, they conspired against him to slay
him. 19 And they said one to another: 'Behold,
this dreamer cometh. 20 Come now therefore,
and let us slay him, and cast him into one of the
pits, and we will say: An evil beast hath
devoured him; and we shall see what will
become of his dreams.' 21 And Reuben heard it,
and delivered him out of their hand; and said:
'Let us not take his life.' 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. 23 And it
came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his
brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his coat,
the coat of many colours that was on him; 24
and they took him, and cast him into the pit --
and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
25 And they sat down to eat bread; and they
lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a
caravan of Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with
their camels bearing spicery and balm and
ladanum, going to carry it down to Egypt. 26
And Judah said unto his brethren: 'What profit
is it if we slay our brother and conceal his
blood? 27 Come, and let us sell him to the
Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him;
for he is our brother, our flesh.' And his brethren
hearkened unto him. 28 And there passed by
Midianites, merchantmen; and they drew and
lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph
to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver.
And they brought Joseph into Egypt. 29 And
Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold,
Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his
clothes. 30 And he returned unto his brethren,
and said: 'The child is not; and as for me,
whither shall I go?' 31 And they took Joseph's
coat, and killed a he-goat, and dipped the coat
in the blood; 32 and they sent the coat of many
colours, and they brought it to their father; and
said: 'This have we found. Know now whether it
is thy son's coat or not.' 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.' 34 And Jacob rent his garments, and put
sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his
son many days. 35 And all his sons and all his
daughters rose up to comfort him; but he
refused to be comforted; and he said: 'Nay, but
I will go down to the grave to my son mourning.'
And his father wept for him. 36 And the
Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar,
an officer of Pharaoh's, the captain of the
guard.


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. 2
And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain
Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took
her, and went in unto her. 3 And she conceived,
and bore a son; and he called his name Er. 4
And she conceived again, and bore a son; and
she called his name Onan. 5 And she yet again
bore a son, and called his name Shelah; and he
was at Chezib, when she bore him. 6 And Judah
took a wife for Er his first-born, and her name
was Tamar. 7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was
wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD
slew him. 8 And Judah said unto Onan: 'Go in
unto thy brother's wife, and perform the duty of
a husband's brother unto her, and raise up seed
to thy brother.' 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. 10 And the thing which he did was evil
in the sight of the LORD; and He slew him also.
11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law:
'Remain a widow in thy 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. 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. 13 And it
was told Tamar, saying: 'Behold, thy
father-in-law goeth up to Timnah to shear his sheep.'
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 entrance 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. 15 When Judah saw her,
he thought her to be a harlot; for she had
covered her face. 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 thou give me, that thou mayest come in
unto me?' 17 And he said: 'I will send thee a kid
of the goats from the flock.' And she said: 'Wilt
thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?' 18 And
he said: 'What pledge shall I give thee?' And she
said: 'Thy signet and thy cord, and thy staff
that is in thy hand.' And he gave them to her,
and came in unto her, and she conceived by
him. 19 And she arose, and went away, and put
off her veil from her, and put on the garments
of her widowhood. 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. 21 Then
he asked the men of her place, saying: 'Where is
the harlot, that was at Enaim by the wayside?'
And they said: 'There hath been no harlot here.'
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 harlot here.' 23 And
Judah said: 'Let her take it, lest we be put to
shame; behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not
found her.' 24 And it came to pass about three
months after, that it was told Judah, saying:
'Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath played the
harlot; and moreover, behold, she is with child
by harlotry.' And Judah said: 'Bring her forth,
and let her be burnt.' 25 When she was brought
forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying: 'By
the man, whose these are, am I with child'; and
she said: 'Discern, I pray thee, whose are these,
the signet, and the cords, and the staff.' 26 And
Judah 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. 27 And it came to pass in the time of
her travail, that, behold, twins were in her
womb. 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.' 29
And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand,
that, behold his brother came out; and she said:
'Wherefore hast thou made a breach for
thyself?' Therefore his name was called Perez.
30 And afterward came out his brother, that
had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his
name was called Zerah.


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. 2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and
he was a prosperous man; and he was in the
house of his master the Egyptian. 3 And his
master saw that the LORD was with him, and
that the LORD made all that he did to prosper
in his hand. 4 And Joseph found favour in his
sight, and he ministered unto him. And he
appointed him overseer over his house, and all
that he had he put into his hand. 5 And it came
to pass from the time that he appointed him
overseer in his house, and over all that he had,
that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for
Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD
was upon all that he had, in the house and in
the field. 6 And he left all that he had in
Joseph's hand; and, having him, he knew not
aught save the bread which he did eat. And
Joseph was of beautiful form, and fair to look
upon. 7 And it came to pass after these things,
that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph;
and she said: 'Lie with me.' 8 But he refused,
and said unto his master's wife: 'Behold, my
master, having me, knoweth not what is in the
house, and he hath put all that he hath into my
hand; 9 he is not greater in this house than I;
neither hath he kept back any thing from me
but thee, because thou art his wife. How then
can I do this great wickedness, and sin against
God?' 10 And it came to pass, as she spoke to
Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto
her, to lie by her, or to be with her. 11 And it
came to pass on a certain day, when he went
into the house to do his work, and there was
none of the men of the house there within, 12
that she caught him by his garment, saying: 'Lie
with me.' And he left his garment in her hand,
and fled, and got him out. 13 And it came to
pass, when she saw that he had left his garment
in her hand, and was fled forth, 14 that she
called unto the men of her house, and spoke
unto them, saying: 'See, he hath brought in a
Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto
me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.
15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I
lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his
garment by me, and fled, and got him out.' 16
And she laid up his garment by her, until his
master came home. 17 And she spoke unto him
according to these words, saying: 'The Hebrew
servant, whom thou hast brought unto us, came
in unto me to mock me. 18 And it came to pass,
as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his
garment by me, and fled out.' 19 And it came to
pass, when his master heard the words of his
wife, which she spoke unto him, saying: 'After
this manner did thy servant to me'; that his
wrath was kindled. 20 And Joseph's master took
him, and put him into the prison, the place
where the king's prisoners were bound; and he
was there in the prison. 21 But the LORD was
with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him,
and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper
of the prison. 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. 23 The keeper of the
prison looked not to any thing that was under
his hand, because the LORD was with him; and
that which he did, the LORD made it to
prosper.


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


1 And it came to pass at the end of two full
years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he
stood by the river. 2 And, behold, there came up
out of the river seven kine, well-favoured and
fat-fleshed; and they fed in the reed-grass. 3
And, behold, seven other kine came up after
them out of the river, ill favoured and
lean-fleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the
brink of the river. 4 And the ill-favoured and
lean-fleshed kine did eat up the seven
well-favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. 5
And he slept and dreamed a second time: and,
behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one
stalk, rank and good. 6 And, behold, seven ears,
thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up
after them. 7 And the thin ears swallowed up
the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh
awoke, and, behold, it was a dream. 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. 9 Then spoke the chief butler unto
Pharaoh, saying: 'I make mention of my faults
this day: 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his
servants, and put me in the ward of the house
of the captain of the guard, me and the chief
baker. 11 And we dreamed a dream in one
night, I and he; we dreamed each man
according to the interpretation of his dream. 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. 13 And it came to pass, as he
interpreted to us, so it was: I was restored unto
mine office, and he was hanged.' 14 Then
Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they
brought him hastily out of the dungeon. And he
shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and
came in unto Pharaoh. 15 And Pharaoh said
unto Joseph: 'I have dreamed a dream, and
there is none that can interpret it; and I have
heard say of thee, that when thou hearest a
dream thou canst interpret it.' 16 And Joseph
answered Pharaoh, saying: 'It is not in me; God
will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.' 17 And
Pharaoh spoke unto Joseph: 'In my dream,
behold, I stood upon the brink of the river. 18
And, behold, there came up out of the river
seven kine, fat-fleshed and well-favoured; and
they fed in the reed-grass. 19 And, behold,
seven other kine came up after them, poor and
very ill-favoured and lean-fleshed, such as I
never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness.
20 And the lean and ill-favoured kine did eat up
the first seven fat kine. 21 And when they had
eaten them up, it could not be known that they
had eaten them; but they were still ill-favoured
as at the beginning. So I awoke. 22 And I saw in
my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up
upon one stalk, full and good. 23 And, behold,
seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the
east wind, sprung up after them. 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.' 25 And Joseph said
unto Pharaoh: 'The dream of Pharaoh is one;
what God is about to do He hath declared unto
Pharaoh. 26 The seven good kine are seven
years; and the seven good ears are seven years:
the dream is one. 27 And the seven lean and
ill-favoured kine that came up after them are
seven years, and also the seven empty ears
blasted with the east wind; they shall be seven
years of famine. 28 That is the thing which I
spoke unto Pharaoh: what God is about to do
He hath shown unto Pharaoh. 29 Behold, there
come seven years of great plenty throughout all
the land of Egypt. 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; 31 and the
plenty shall not be known in the land by reason
of that famine which followeth; for it shall be
very grievous. 32 And for that the dream was
doubled unto Pharaoh twice, it is because the
thing is established by God, and God will shortly
bring it to pass. 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh
look out a man discreet and wise, and set him
over the land of Egypt. 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 years of plenty. 35 And let them gather
all the food of these good years that come, and
lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh for food
in the cities, and let them keep it. 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.' 37 And the thing was good in the
eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his
servants. 38 And Pharaoh said unto his
servants: 'Can we find such a one as this, a man
in whom the spirit of God is?' 39 And Pharaoh
said unto Joseph: 'Forasmuch as God hath
shown thee all this, there is none so discreet and
wise as thou. 40 Thou shalt be over my house,
and according unto thy word shall all my people
be ruled; only in the throne will I be greater than
thou.' 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: 'See, I
have set thee over all the land of Egypt.' 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. 43 And he made him to ride in
the second chariot which he had; and they cried
before him: 'Abrech'; and he set him over all the
land of Egypt. 44 And Pharaoh said unto
Joseph: 'I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall
no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land
of Egypt.' 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.--
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. 47
And in the seven years of plenty the earth
brought forth in heaps. 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. 49 And
Joseph laid up corn as the sand of the sea, very
much, until they left off numbering; for it was
without number. 50 And unto Joseph were born
two sons before the year of famine came,
whom Asenath the daughter of Poti-phera priest
of On bore unto him. 51 And Joseph called the
name of the first-born Manasseh: 'for God hath
made me forget all my toil, and all my father's
house.' 52 And the name of the second called
he Ephraim: 'for God hath made me fruitful in
the land of my affliction.' 53 And the seven
years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt,
came to an end. 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. 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.' 56 And the famine
was over all the face of the earth; and Joseph
opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the
Egyptians; and the famine was sore in the land
of Egypt. 57 And all countries came into Egypt
to Joseph to buy corn; because the famine was
sore in all the earth.


1 Now Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt,
and Jacob said unto his sons: 'Why do ye look
one upon another?' 2 And he said: 'Behold, I
have heard that there is corn in Egypt. Get you
down thither, and buy for us from thence; that
we may live, and not die.' 3 And Joseph's ten
brethren went down to buy corn from Egypt. 4
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not
with his brethren; for he said: 'Lest peradventure
harm befall him.' 5 And the sons of Israel came
to buy among those that came; for the famine
was in the land of Canaan. 6 And Joseph was
the governor over the land; he it was that sold to
all the people of the land. And Joseph's brethren
came, and bowed down to him with their faces
to the earth. 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and
he knew them, but made himself strange unto
them, and spoke roughly with them; and he said
unto them: 'Whence come ye?' And they said:
'From the land of Canaan to buy food.' 8 And
Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew him
not. 9 And Joseph remembered the dreams
which he dreamed of them, and said unto them:
'Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land
ye are come.' 10 And they said unto him: 'Nay,
my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come.
11 We are all one man's sons; we are upright
men, thy servants are no spies.' 12 And he said
unto them: 'Nay, but to see the nakedness of
the land ye are come.' 13 And they said: 'We
thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one
man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the
youngest is this day with our father, and one is
not.' 14 And Joseph said unto them: 'That is it
that I spoke unto you, saying: Ye are spies. 15
Hereby ye shall be proved, as Pharaoh liveth, ye
shall not go forth hence, except your youngest
brother come hither. 16 Send one of you, and
let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be
bound, that your words may be proved, whether
there be truth in you; or else, as Pharaoh liveth,
surely ye are spies.' 17 And he put them all
together into ward three days. 18 And Joseph
said unto them the third day. 'This do, and live;
for I fear God: 19 if ye be upright men, let one
of your brethren be bound in your prison-house;
but go ye, carry corn for the famine of your
houses; 20 and bring your youngest brother
unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye
shall not die.' And they did so. 21 And they said
one to another: 'We are verily guilty concerning
our 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.' 22
And Reuben answered them, saying: 'Spoke I
not unto you, saying: Do not sin against the
child; and ye would not hear? therefore also,
behold, his blood is required.' 23 And they knew
not that Joseph understood them; for the
interpreter was between them. 24 And he turned
himself about from them, and wept; and he
returned to them, and spoke to them, and took
Simeon from among them, and bound him
before their eyes. 25 Then Joseph commanded
to fill their vessels with corn, and to restore
every man's money into his sack, and to give
them provision for the way; and thus was it
done unto them. 26 And they laded their asses
with their corn, and departed thence. 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. 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?' 29 And they came
unto Jacob their father unto the land of
Canaan, and told him all that had befallen
them, saying: 30 'The man, the lord of the land,
spoke roughly with us, and took us for spies of
the country. 31 And we said unto him: We are
upright men; we are no spies. 32 We are twelve
brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the
youngest is this day with our father in the land
of Canaan. 33 And the man, the lord of the
land, said unto us: Hereby shall I know that ye
are upright men: leave one of your brethren
with me, and take corn for the famine of your
houses, and go your way. 34 And bring your
youngest brother unto me; then shall I know
that ye are no spies, but that ye are upright
men; so will I deliver you your brother, and ye
shall traffic in the land.' 35 And it came to pass
as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every
man's bundle of money was in his sack; and
when they and their father saw their bundles of
money, they were afraid. 36 And Jacob their
father said unto them: 'Me have ye bereaved of
my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not,
and ye will take Benjamin away; upon me are
all these things come.' 37 And Reuben spoke
unto his father, saying: 'Thou shalt slay my two
sons, if I bring him not to thee; deliver him into
my hand, and I will bring him back to thee.' 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 ye go,
then will ye bring down my gray hairs with
sorrow to the grave.


1 And the famine was sore in the land. 2 And it
came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn
which they had brought out of Egypt, that their
father said unto them: 'Go again, buy us a little
food.' 3 And Judah spoke unto him, saying:
'The man did earnestly forewarn us, saying: Ye
shall not see my face, except your brother be
with you. 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us,
we will go down and buy thee food; 5 but if
thou wilt not send him, we will not go down, for
the man said unto us: Ye shall not see my face,
except your brother be with you.' 6 And Israel
said: 'Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell
the man whether ye had yet a brother?' 7 And
they said: 'The man asked straitly concerning
ourselves, and concerning our kindred, saying:
Is your father yet alive? have ye another
brother? and we told him according to the tenor
of these words; could we in any wise know that
he would say: Bring your brother down?' 8 And
Judah said unto Israel his father: 'Send the lad
with me, and we will arise and go, that we may
live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also
our little ones. 9 I will be surety for him; of my
hand shalt thou require him; if I bring him not
unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me
bear the blame for ever. 10 For except we had
lingered, surely we had now returned a second
time.' 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 ladanum, nuts, and almonds; 12
and take double money in your hand; and the
money that was returned in the mouth of your
sacks carry back in your hand; peradventure it
was an oversight; 13 take also your brother, and
arise, go again unto the man; 14 and God
Almighty give you mercy before the man, that
he may release unto you your other brother and
Benjamin. And as for me, if I be bereaved of
my children, I am bereaved.' 15 And the men
took that present, and they took double money
in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and
went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them,
he said to the steward of his house: 'Bring the
men into the house, and kill the beasts, and
prepare the meat; for the men shall dine with
me at noon.' 17 And the man did as Joseph
bade; and the man brought the men into
Joseph's house. 18 And the men were afraid,
because they were brought into Joseph's house;
and they said: '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.' 19 And they came near to the
steward of Joseph's house, and they spoke unto
him at the door of the house, 20 and said: 'Oh
my lord, we came indeed down at the first time
to buy food. 21 And it came to pass, when we
came to the lodging-place, that we opened our
sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in
the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight;
and we have brought it back in our hand. 22
And other money have we brought down in our
hand to buy food. We know not who put our
money in our sacks.' 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. 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. 25 And they made ready the present
against Joseph's coming at noon; for they heard
that they should eat bread there. 26 And when
Joseph came home, they brought him the
present which was in their hand into the house,
and bowed down to him to the earth. 27 And he
asked them of their welfare, and said: 'Is your
father well, the old man of whom ye spoke? Is
he yet alive?' 28 And they said: 'Thy servant our
father is well, he is yet alive.' And they bowed
the head, and made obeisance. 29 And he lifted
up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother, his
mother's son, and said: 'Is this your youngest
brother of whom ye spoke unto me?' And he
said: 'God be gracious unto thee, my son.' 30
And Joseph made haste; for his heart yearned
toward his brother; and he sought where to
weep; and he entered into his chamber, and
wept there. 31 And he washed his face, and
came out; and he refrained himself, and said:
'Set on bread.' 32 And they set on for him by
himself, and for them by themselves, and for
the Egyptians, that did eat with him, by
themselves; because the Egyptians might not
eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an
abomination unto the Egyptians. 33 And they
sat before him, the firstborn according to his
birthright, and the youngest according to his
youth; and the men marvelled one with
another. 34 And portions were taken unto them
from before him; but Benjamin's portion was
five times so much as any of theirs. And they
drank, and were merry with him.


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. 2 And put my goblet, the
silver goblet, in the sack's mouth of the
youngest, and his corn money.' And he did
according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
3 As soon as the morning was light, the men
were sent away, they and their asses. 4 And
when they were gone out of the city, and were
not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward:
'Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost
overtake them, say unto them: Wherefore have
ye rewarded evil for good? 5 Is not this it in
which my lord drinketh, and whereby he indeed
divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.' 6 And
he overtook them, and he spoke unto them
these words. 7 And they said unto him:
'Wherefore speaketh my lord such words as
these? Far be it from thy servants that they
should do such a thing. 8 Behold, the money,
which we found in our sacks' mouths, we
brought back unto thee out of the land of
Canaan; how then should we steal out of thy
lord's house silver or gold? 9 With whomsoever
of thy servants it be found, let him die, and we
also will be my lord's bondmen.' 10 And he said:
'Now also let it be according unto your words:
he with whom it is found shall be my bondman;
and ye shall be blameless.' 11 Then they
hastened, and took down every man his sack to
the ground, and opened every man his sack. 12
And he searched, beginning at the eldest, and
leaving off at the youngest; and the goblet was
found in Benjamin's sack. 13 And they rent
their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and
returned to the city. 14 And Judah and his
brethren came to Joseph's house, and he was
yet there; and they fell before him on the
ground. 15 And Joseph said unto them: 'What
deed is this that ye have done? know ye not
that such a man as I will indeed divine?' 16 And
Judah said: 'What shall we say unto my lord?
what shall we speak? or how shall we clear
ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of
thy servants; behold, we are my lord's
bondmen, both we, and he also in whose hand
the cup is found.' 17 And he said: 'Far be it from
me that I should do so; the man in whose hand
the goblet is found, he shall be my bondman;
but as for you, get you up in peace unto your
father.' 18 Then Judah came near unto him,
and said: 'Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray
thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not
thine anger burn against thy servant; for thou
art even as Pharaoh. 19 My lord asked his
servants, saying: Have ye a father, or a brother?
20 And we said unto my lord: We have a father,
an old man, and a child of his old age, a little
one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left
of his mother, and his father loveth him. 21 And
thou saidst unto thy servants: Bring him down
unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him. 22
And we said unto my lord: The lad cannot leave
his father; for if he should leave his father, his
father would die. 23 And thou saidst unto thy
servants: Except your youngest brother come
down with you, ye shall see my face no more.
24 And it came to pass when we came up unto
thy servant my father, we told him the words of
my lord. 25 And our father said: Go again, buy
us a little food. 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, except our youngest brother be with us. 27
And thy servant my father said unto us: Ye
know that my wife bore me two sons; 28 and
the one went out from me, and I said: Surely he
is torn in pieces; and I have not seen him since;
29 and if ye take this one also from me, and
harm befall him, ye will bring down my gray
hairs with sorrow to the grave. 30 Now therefore
when I come to thy servant my father, and the
lad is not with us; seeing that his soul is bound
up with the lad's soul; 31 it will come to pass,
when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he
will die; and thy servants will bring down the
gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow
to the grave. 32 For thy servant became surety
for the lad unto my father, saying: If I bring
him not unto thee, then shall I bear the blame to
my father for ever. 33 Now therefore, let thy
servant, I pray thee, abide instead of the lad a
bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with
his brethren. 34 For how shall I go up to my
father, if the lad be not with me? lest I look
upon the evil that shall come on my father.


1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before
all them that stood by 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. 2 And he wept aloud;
and the Egyptians heard, and the house of
Pharaoh heard. 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 affrighted at his presence. 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 ye sold into Egypt. 5
And now be not grieved, nor angry with
yourselves, that ye sold me hither; for God did
send me before you to preserve life. 6 For these
two years hath the famine been in the land; and
there are yet five years, in which there shall be
neither plowing nor harvest. 7 And God sent me
before you to give you a remnant on the earth,
and to save you alive for a great deliverance. 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. 9 Hasten ye, and go
up to my father, and say unto him: Thus saith
thy son Joseph: God hath made me lord of all
Egypt; come down unto me, tarry not. 10 And
thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou
shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children,
and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and
thy herds, and all that thou hast; 11 and there
will I sustain thee; for there are yet five years of
famine; lest thou come to poverty, thou, and
thy household, and all that thou hast. 12 And,
behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my
brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that
speaketh unto you. 13 And ye shall tell my
father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that
ye have seen; and ye shall hasten and bring
down my father hither.' 14 And he fell upon his
brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and
Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 And he kissed
all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after
that his brethren talked with him. 16 And the
report thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house,
saying: 'Joseph's brethren are come'; and it
pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants. 17 And
Pharaoh said unto Joseph: 'Say unto thy
brethren: This do ye: lade your beasts, and go,
get you unto the land of Canaan; 18 and take
your father and your households, and come
unto me; and I will give you the good of the
land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the
land. 19 Now thou 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. 20 Also regard not your
stuff; for the good things of all the land of
Egypt are yours.' 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. 22 To all of them he gave
each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin
he gave three hundred shekels of silver, and five
changes of raiment. 23 And to his father he sent
in like manner ten asses laden with the good
things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with
corn and bread and victual for his father by the
way. 24 So he sent his brethren away, and they
departed; and he said unto them: 'See that ye
fall not out by the way.' 25 And they went up
out of Egypt, and came into the land of
Canaan unto Jacob their father. 26 And they
told him, saying: 'Joseph is yet alive, and he is
ruler over all the land of Egypt.' And his heart
fainted, for he believed them not. 27 And they
told him all the words of Joseph, which he had
said unto them; and when he saw the wagons
which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of
Jacob their father revived. 28 And Israel said: 'It
is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go
and see him before I die.'


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



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.' 2 And
from among his brethren he took five men, and
presented them unto Pharaoh. 3 And Pharaoh
said unto his brethren: 'What is your
occupation?' And they said unto Pharaoh: 'Thy
servants are shepherds, both we, and our
fathers.' 4 And they said unto Pharaoh: 'To
sojourn in the land are we come; for there is no
pasture for thy servants' flocks; for the famine
is sore in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, we
pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of
Goshen.' 5 And Pharaoh spoke unto Joseph,
saying: 'Thy father and thy brethren are come
unto thee; 6 the land of Egypt is before thee; in
the best of the land make thy father and thy
brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them
dwell. And if thou knowest any able men
among them, then make them rulers over my
cattle.' 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his
father, and set him before Pharaoh. And Jacob
blessed Pharaoh. 8 And Pharaoh said unto
Jacob: 'How many are the days of the years of
thy life?' 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh: 'The
days of the years of my sojournings 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
sojournings.' 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh,
and went out from the presence of Pharaoh. 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. 12 And
Joseph sustained his father, and his brethren,
and all his father's household, with bread,
according to the want of their little ones. 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 languished by reason
of the famine. 14 And Joseph gathered up all
the money that was found in the land of Egypt,
and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which
they bought; and Joseph brought the money
into Pharaoh's house. 15 And when the money
was all spent in the 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 thy presence? for our money faileth.'
16 And Joseph said: 'Give your cattle, and I will
give you [bread] for your cattle, if money fail.'
17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph.
And Joseph gave them bread in 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. 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. 19 Wherefore should
we die before thine eyes, both we and our land?
buy us and our land for bread, and we and our
land will be bondmen unto Pharaoh; and give
us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that
the land be not desolate.' 20 So Joseph bought
all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the
Egyptians sold every man his field, because the
famine was sore upon them; and the land
became Pharaoh's. 21 And as for the people, he
removed them city by city, from one end of the
border of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
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. 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 ye shall sow the
land. 24 And it shall come to pass at the
ingatherings, that ye shall give a fifth unto
Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for
seed of the field, and for your food, and for
them of your households, and for food for your
little ones.' 25 And they said: 'Thou hast saved
our lives. Let us find favour in the sight of my
lord, and we will be Pharaoh's bondmen.' 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. 27 And
Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of
Goshen; and they got them possessions therein,
and were fruitful, and multiplied exceedingly.
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt
seventeen years; so the days of Jacob, the years
of his life, were a hundred forty and seven
years. 29 And the time drew near that Israel
must die; and he called his son Joseph, and said
unto him: 'If now I have found favour in thy
sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh,
and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not,
I pray thee, in Egypt. 30 But when I sleep with
my fathers, thou shalt carry me out of Egypt,
and bury me in their burying-place.' And he
said: 'I will do as thou hast said.' 31 And he
said: 'Swear unto me.' And he swore unto him.
And Israel bowed down upon the bed's head.


1 And it came to pass after these things, that
one said to Joseph: 'Behold, thy father is sick.'
And he took with him his two sons, Manasseh
and Ephraim. 2 And one told Jacob, and said:
'Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee.' And
Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the
bed. 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph: 'God
Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land
of Canaan, and blessed me, 4 and said unto
me: Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and
multiply thee, and I will make of thee a
company of peoples; and will give this land to
thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
5 And now thy two sons, who were born unto
thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto
thee into Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and
Manasseh, even as Reuben and Simeon, shall
be mine. 6 And thy issue, that thou begettest
after them, shall be thine; they shall be called
after the name of their brethren in their
inheritance. 7 And as for me, when I came from
Paddan, Rachel died unto me in the land of
Canaan in the way, when there was still some
way to come unto Ephrath; and I buried her
there in the way to Ephrath -- the same is
Beth-lehem.' 8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and
said: 'Who are these?' 9 And Joseph said unto
his father: 'They are my sons, whom God hath
given me here.' And he said: 'Bring them, I pray
thee, unto me, and I will bless them.' 10 Now the
eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could
not see. And he brought them near unto him;
and he kissed them, and embraced them. 11
And Israel said unto Joseph: 'I had not thought
to see thy face; and, lo, God hath let me see thy
seed also.' 12 And Joseph brought them out
from between his knees; and he fell down on his
face to the earth. 13 And Joseph took them
both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's
left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward
Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto
him. 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. 15 And he blessed Joseph,
and said: 'The God before whom my fathers
Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God who
hath been my shepherd all my life long unto this
day, 16 the angel who hath redeemed me from
all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be
named in them, and the name of my fathers
Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a
multitude in the midst of the earth.' 17 And
when Joseph saw that his father was laying his
right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it
displeased him, and he held up his father's
hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto
Manasseh's head. 18 And Joseph said unto his
father: 'Not so, my father, for this is the
first-born; put thy right hand upon his head.' 19 And
his father refused, and said: 'I know it, my son, I
know it; he also shall become a people, and he
also shall be great; howbeit his younger brother
shall be greater than he, and his seed shall
become a multitude of nations.' 20 And he
blessed them that day, saying: 'By thee shall
Israel bless, saying: God make thee as Ephraim
and as Manasseh.' And he set Ephraim before
Manasseh. 21 And Israel said unto Joseph:
'Behold, I die; but God will be with you, and
bring you back unto the land of your fathers. 22
Moreover I have given to thee one portion
above thy brethren, which I took out of the
hand of the Amorite with my sword and with
my bow.'


1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said:
'Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you
that which shall befall you in the end of days. 2
Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of
Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. 3
Reuben, thou art my first-born, my might, and
the first-fruits of my strength; the excellency of
dignity, and the excellency of power. 4 Unstable
as water, have not thou the excellency; because
thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then
defiledst thou it -- he went up to my couch.
5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; weapons of
violence their kinship. 6 Let my soul not come
into their council; unto their assembly let my
glory not be united; for in their anger they slew
men, and in their self-will they houghed oxen. 7
Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their
wrath, for it was cruel; I will divide them in
Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
8 Judah, thee shall thy brethren praise; thy hand
shall be on the neck of thine enemies; thy
father's sons shall bow down before thee. 9
Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son,
thou art gone up. He stooped down, he couched
as a lion, and as a lioness; who shall rouse him
up? 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah,
nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, as
long as men come to Shiloh; and unto him shall
the obedience of the peoples be. 11 Binding his
foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the
choice vine; he washeth his garments in wine,
and his vesture in the blood of grapes; 12 His
eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white
with milk.
13 Zebulun shall dwell at the shore of the sea,
and he shall be a shore for ships, and his flank
shall be upon Zidon.
14 Issachar is a large-boned ass, couching down
between the sheep-folds. 15 For he saw a
resting-place that it was good, and the land that
it was pleasant; and he bowed his shoulder to
bear, and became a servant under task-work.
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the
tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent in the
way, a horned snake in the path, that biteth the
horse's heels, so that his rider falleth backward.
18 I wait for Thy salvation, O LORD. 19 Gad, a
troop shall troop upon him; but he shall troop
upon their heel. 20 As for Asher, his bread shall
be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. 21
Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly
words. 22 Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine
by a fountain; its branches run over the wall. 23
The archers have dealt bitterly with him, and
shot at him, and hated him; 24 But his bow
abode firm, and the arms of his hands were
made supple, by the hands of the Mighty One
of Jacob, from thence, from the Shepherd, the
Stone of Israel, 25 Even by the God of thy
father, who shall help thee, and by the
Almighty, who shall bless thee, with blessings of
heaven above, blessings of the deep that
coucheth beneath, blessings of the breasts, and
of the womb. 26 The blessings of thy father are
mighty beyond the blessings of my progenitors
unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills;
they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the
crown of the head of the prince among his
brethren.
27 Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth; in the
morning he devoureth the prey, and at even he
divideth the spoil.' 28 All these are the twelve
tribes of Israel, and this is it that their father
spoke unto them and blessed them; every one
according to his blessing he blessed them. 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, 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. 31 There they
buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they
buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I
buried Leah. 32 The field and the cave that is
therein, which was purchased from the children
of Heth.' 33 And when Jacob made an end of
charging his sons, he gathered up his feet into
the bed, and expired, and was gathered unto his
people.


1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and
wept upon him, and kissed him. 2 And Joseph
commanded his servants the physicians to
embalm his father. And the physicians
embalmed Israel. 3 And forty days were
fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of
embalming. And the Egyptians wept for him
threescore and ten days. 4 And when the days
of weeping for him were past, Joseph spoke
unto the house of Pharaoh, saying: 'If now I
have found favour in your eyes, speak, I pray
you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying: 5 My father
made me swear, saying: Lo, I die; in my grave
which I have digged for me in the land of
Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now
therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my
father, and I will come back.' 6 And Pharaoh
said: 'Go up, and bury thy father, according as
he made thee swear.' 7 And Joseph went up to
bury his father; and with him went up all the
servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house,
and all the elders of the land of Egypt, 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. 9 And there went up with him both
chariots and horsemen; and it was a very great
company. 10 And they came to the
threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and
there they wailed with a very great and sore
wailing; and he made a mourning for his father
seven days. 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. 12 And his sons did unto
him according as he commanded them. 13 For
his sons carried him into the land of Canaan,
and buried him in the cave of the field of
Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the
field, for a possession of a burying-place, of
Ephron the Hittite, in front of Mamre. 14 And
Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren,
and all that went up with him to bury his father,
after he had buried his father. 15 And when
Joseph's brethren saw that their father was
dead, they said: 'It may be that Joseph will hate
us, and will fully requite us all the evil which we
did unto him.' 16 And they sent a message unto
Joseph, saying: 'Thy father did command
before he died, saying: 17 So shall ye say unto
Joseph: Forgive, I pray thee now, the
transgression of thy brethren, and their sin, for
that they did unto thee evil. And now, we pray
thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of
the God of thy father.' And Joseph wept when
they spoke unto him. 18 And his brethren also
went and fell down before his face; and they
said: 'Behold, we are thy bondmen.' 19 And
Joseph said unto them: 'Fear not; for am I in the
place of God? 20 And as for you, ye meant evil
against me; but God meant it for good, to bring
to pass, as it is this day, to save much people
alive. 21 Now therefore fear ye not; I will
sustain you, and your little ones.' And he
comforted them, and spoke kindly unto them.
22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his
father's house; and Joseph lived a hundred and
ten years. 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. 24 And Joseph said unto
his brethren: 'I die; but God will surely
remember you, and bring you up out of this
land unto the land which He swore to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob.' 25 And Joseph took an
oath of the children of Israel, saying: 'God will
surely remember you, and ye shall carry up my
bones from hence.' 26 So Joseph died, being a
hundred and ten years old. And they embalmed
him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.


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


1 And there went a man of the house of Levi,
and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2 And the
woman conceived, and bore a son; and when
she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid
him three months. 3 And when she could not
longer hide him, she took for him an ark of
bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with
pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in
the flags by the river's brink. 4 And his sister
stood afar off, to know what would be done to
him. 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came
down to bathe in the river; and her maidens
walked along by the river-side; and she saw the
ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to
fetch it. 6 And she opened it, and saw it, even
the child; and behold a boy that wept. And she
had compassion on him, and said: 'This is one
of the Hebrews' children.' 7 Then said his sister
to Pharaoh's daughter: 'Shall I go and call thee a
nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may
nurse the child for thee?' 8 And Pharaoh's
daughter said to her: 'Go.' And the maiden went
and called the child's mother. 9 And Pharaoh's
daughter said unto her: 'Take this child away,
and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy
wages.' And the woman took the child, and
nursed it. 10 And the child grew, and she
brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he
became her son. And she called his name
Moses, and said: 'Because I drew him out of the
water.' 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. 12 And he looked this way and
that way, and when he saw that there was no
man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the
sand. 13 And he went out the second day, and,
behold, two men of the Hebrews were striving
together; and he said to him that did the wrong:
'Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?' 14 And he
said: 'Who made thee a ruler and a judge over
us? thinkest thou to kill me, as thou didst kill the
Egyptian?' And Moses feared, and said: 'Surely
the thing is known.' 15 Now when 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. 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven
daughters; and they came and drew water, and
filled the troughs to water their father's flock. 17
And the shepherds came and drove them away;
but Moses stood up and helped them, and
watered their flock. 18 And when they came to
Reuel their father, he said: 'How is it that ye are
come so soon to-day?' 19 And they said: 'An
Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the
shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us,
and watered the flock.' 20 And he said unto his
daughters: 'And where is he? Why is it that ye
have left the man? call him, that he may eat
bread.' 21 And Moses was content to dwell with
the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his
daughter. 22 And she bore a son, and he called
his name Gershom; for he said: 'I have been a
stranger in a strange land.'
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. 24 And
God heard their groaning, and God remembered
His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and
with Jacob. 25 And God saw the children of
Israel, and God took cognizance of them.


1 Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro
his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he
led the flock to the farthest end of the
wilderness, and came to the mountain of God,
unto Horeb. 2 And the angel of the LORD
appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the
midst of a bush; and he looked, and, behold,
the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not
consumed. 3 And Moses said: 'I will turn aside
now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not
burnt.' 4 And when the LORD saw that he
turned aside to see, God called unto him out of
the midst of the bush, and said: 'Moses, Moses.'
And he said: 'Here am I.' 5 And He said: 'Draw
not nigh hither; put off thy shoes from off thy
feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy
ground.' 6 Moreover He said: 'I am the God of
thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of
Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' And Moses hid his
face; for he was afraid to look upon God. 7 And
the LORD said: 'I have surely seen the affliction
of My people that are in Egypt, and have heard
their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I
know their pains; 8 and I am come down to
deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians,
and to bring them up out of that land unto a
good land and a large, unto a land flowing with
milk and honey; unto the place of the
Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite,
and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the
Jebusite. 9 And now, behold, the cry of the
children of Israel is come unto Me; moreover I
have seen the oppression wherewith the
Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come now
therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh,
that thou mayest bring forth My people the
children of Israel out of Egypt.' 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?' 12 And He
said: 'Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall
be the token unto thee, that I have sent thee:
when thou hast brought forth the people out of
Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.'
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?' 14 And
God said unto Moses: 'I AM THAT I AM'; and
He said: 'Thus shalt thou say unto the children
of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you.' 15 And
God said moreover unto Moses: 'Thus shalt
thou say unto the children of Israel: The LORD,
the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath
sent me unto you; this is My name for ever, and
this is My memorial unto all generations. 16 Go,
and gather the elders of Israel together, and say
unto them: The LORD, the God of your fathers,
the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob,
hath appeared unto me, saying: I have surely
remembered you, and seen that which is done
to you in Egypt. 17 And I have said: I will bring
you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the
land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the
Amorite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and
the Jebusite, unto a land flowing with milk and
honey. 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice.
And thou shalt come, thou and the elders of
Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say
unto him: The LORD, the God of the Hebrews,
hath met with us. And now let us go, we pray
thee, three days' journey into the wilderness,
that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God. 19
And I know that the king of Egypt will not give
you leave to go, except by a mighty hand. 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. 21
And I will give this people favour in the sight of
the Egyptians. And it shall come to pass, that,
when ye go, ye shall not go empty; 22 but every
woman shall ask of her neighbour, and of her
that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver,
and jewels of gold, and raiment; and ye shall
put them upon your sons, and upon your
daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.'


1 And Moses answered and said: 'But, behold,
they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my
voice; for they will say: The LORD hath not
appeared unto thee.' 2 And the LORD said unto
him: 'What is that in thy hand?' And he said: 'A
rod.' 3 And He said: 'Cast it on the ground.' And
he cast it on the ground, and it became a
serpent; and Moses fled from before it. 4 And
the LORD said unto Moses: 'Put forth thy 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 -- 5 that they may believe that the
LORD, the God of their fathers, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of
Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.' 6 And the
LORD said furthermore unto him: 'Put now thy
hand into thy bosom.' And he put his hand into
his bosom; and when he took it out, behold, his
hand was leprous, as white as snow. 7 And He
said: 'Put thy hand back into thy bosom.-- And
he put his hand back into his bosom; and when
he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was
turned again as his other flesh.-- 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.
9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not
believe even these two signs, neither hearken
unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water
of the river, and pour it upon the dry land; and
the water which thou takest out of the river shall
become blood upon the dry land.' 10 And
Moses said unto the LORD: 'Oh Lord, I am not
a man of words, neither heretofore, nor since
Thou hast spoken unto Thy servant; for I am
slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.' 11 And
the LORD 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 LORD?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy
mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt speak.'
13 And he said: 'Oh Lord, send, I pray Thee, by
the hand of him whom Thou wilt send.' 14 And
the anger of the LORD was kindled against
Moses, and He said: 'Is there not Aaron thy
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. 15 And thou shalt speak unto him,
and put the words in his mouth; and I will be
with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will
teach you what ye shall do. 16 And he shall be
thy spokesman unto the people; and it shall
come to pass, that he shall be to thee a mouth,
and thou shalt be to him in God's stead. 17 And
thou shalt take in thy hand this rod, wherewith
thou shalt do the signs.'
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.' 19 And
the LORD said unto Moses in Midian: 'Go,
return into Egypt; for all the men are dead that
sought thy life.' 20 And Moses took his wife and
his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he
returned to the land of Egypt; and Moses took
the rod of God in his hand. 21 And the LORD
said unto Moses: 'When thou goest back into
Egypt, see that thou do before Pharaoh all the
wonders which I have put in thy hand; but I will
harden his heart, and he will not let the people
go. 22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh: Thus
saith the LORD: Israel is My son, My first-born.
23 And I have said unto thee: Let My son go,
that he may serve Me; and thou hast refused to
let him go. Behold, I will slay thy son, thy
first-born.'-- 24 And it came to pass on the way at
the lodging-place, that the LORD met him, and
sought to kill him. 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 thou to me.' 26 So He
let him alone. Then she said: 'A bridegroom of
blood in regard of the circumcision.'
27 And the LORD said to Aaron: 'Go into the
wilderness to meet Moses.' And he went, and
met him in the mountain of God, and kissed
him. 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of
the LORD wherewith He had sent him, and all
the signs wherewith He had charged him. 29
And Moses and Aaron went and gathered
together all the elders of the children of Israel.
30 And Aaron spoke all the words which the
LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the
signs in the sight of the people. 31 And the
people believed; and when they heard that the
LORD had remembered the children of Israel,
and that He had seen their affliction, then they
bowed their heads and worshipped.


1 And afterward Moses and Aaron came, and
said unto Pharaoh: 'Thus saith the LORD, the
God of Israel: Let My people go, that they may
hold a feast unto Me in the wilderness.' 2 And
Pharaoh said: 'Who is the LORD, that I should
hearken unto His voice to let Israel go? I know
not the LORD, and moreover I will not let Israel
go.' 3 And they said: 'The God of the Hebrews
hath met with us. Let us go, we pray thee, three
days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice
unto the LORD our God; lest He fall upon us
with pestilence, or with the sword.' 4 And the
king of Egypt said unto them: 'Wherefore do ye,
Moses and Aaron, cause the people to break
loose from their work? get you unto your
burdens.' 5 And Pharaoh said: 'Behold, the
people of the land are now many, and will ye
make them rest from their burdens?' 6 And the
same day Pharaoh commanded the
taskmasters of the people, and their officers,
saying: 7 'Ye shall no more give the people
straw to make brick, as heretofore. Let them go
and gather straw for themselves. 8 And the tale
of the bricks, which they did make heretofore,
ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish
aught thereof; for they are idle; therefore they
cry, saying: Let us go and sacrifice to our God. 9
Let heavier work be laid upon the men, that
they may labour therein; and let them not
regard lying words.' 10 And the taskmasters of
the people went out, and their officers, and they
spoke to the people, saying: 'Thus saith
Pharaoh: I will not give you straw. 11 Go
yourselves, get you straw where ye can find it;
for nought of your work shall be diminished.' 12
So the people were scattered abroad throughout
all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.
13 And the taskmasters were urgent, saying:
'Fulfil your work, your daily task, as when there
was straw.' 14 And the officers of the children
of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set
over them, were beaten, saying: 'Wherefore
have ye not fulfilled your appointed task in
making brick both yesterday and today as
heretofore?' 15 Then the officers of the children
of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying:
'Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?
16 There is no straw given unto thy servants,
and they say to us: Make brick; and, behold,
thy servants are beaten, but the fault is in thine
own people.' 17 But he said: 'Ye are idle, ye are
idle; therefore ye say: Let us go and sacrifice to
the LORD. 18 Go therefore now, and work; for
there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye
deliver the tale of bricks.' 19 And the officers of
the children of Israel did see that they were set
on mischief, when they said: 'Ye shall not
diminish aught from your bricks, your daily
task.' 20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who
stood in the way, as they came forth from
Pharaoh; 21 and they said unto them: 'The
LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye
have made our savour to be abhorred in the
eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants,
to put a sword in their hand to slay us.' 22 And
Moses returned unto the LORD, and said: 'Lord,
wherefore hast Thou dealt ill with this people?
why is it that Thou hast sent me? 23 For since I
came to Pharaoh to speak in Thy name, he
hath dealt ill with this people; neither hast Thou
delivered Thy people at all.'


1 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Now shalt
thou see what I will do to Pharaoh; for by a
strong hand shall he let them go, and by a
strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.'
2 And God spoke unto Moses, and said unto
him: 'I am the LORD; 3 and I appeared unto
Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God
Almighty, but by My name YHWH I made Me
not known to them. 4 And I have also
established My covenant with them, to give
them the land of Canaan, the land of their
sojournings, wherein they sojourned. 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 Wherefore say unto the children of
Israel: I am the LORD, and I will bring you out
from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I
will deliver you from their bondage, and I will
redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with
great judgments; 7 and I will take you to Me for
a people, and I will be to you a God; and ye
shall know that I am the LORD your God, who
brought you out from under the burdens of the
Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you in unto the
land, concerning which I lifted up My hand to
give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and
I will give it you for a heritage: I am the LORD.'
9 And Moses spoke so unto the children of
Israel; but they hearkened not unto Moses for
impatience of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
10 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
11 'Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt,
that he let the children of Israel go out of his
land.' 12 And Moses spoke before the LORD,
saying: 'Behold, the children of Israel have not
hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh
hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?'
13 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto
Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the
children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of
Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the
land of Egypt. 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. 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. 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. 17 The sons of Gershon:
Libni and Shimei, according to their families. 18
And the sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar,
and Hebron, and Uzziel. And the years of the
life of Kohath were a hundred thirty and three
years. 19 And the sons of Merari: Mahli and
Mushi. These are the families of the Levites
according to their generations. 20 And Amram
took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife;
and she bore him Aaron and Moses. And the
years of the life of Amram were a hundred and
thirty and seven years. 21 And the sons of
Izhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. 22 And
the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and
Sithri. 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, the
daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon,
to wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu,
Eleazar and Ithamar. 24 And the sons of
Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these
are the families of the Korahites. 25 And
Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the
daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bore him
Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers'
houses of the Levites according to their families.
26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom
the LORD said: 'Bring out the children of Israel
from the land of Egypt according to their hosts.'
27 These are they that spoke to Pharaoh king of
Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from
Egypt. These are that Moses and Aaron. 28 And
it came to pass on the day when the LORD
spoke unto Moses in the land of Egypt, 29 that
the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 'I am the
LORD; speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt
all that I speak unto thee.' 30 And Moses said
before the LORD: 'Behold, I am of
uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh
hearken unto me?'


1 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'See, I have
set thee in God's stead to Pharaoh; and Aaron
thy brother shall be thy prophet. 2 Thou shalt
speak all that I command thee; and Aaron thy
brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he let the
children of Israel go out of his land. 3 And I will
harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs
and My wonders in the land of Egypt. 4 But
Pharaoh will not hearken unto you, and I will
lay My hand upon Egypt, and bring forth My
hosts, My people the children of Israel, out of
the land of Egypt, by great judgments. 5 And
the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD,
when I stretch forth My hand upon Egypt, and
bring out the children of Israel from among
them.' 6 And Moses and Aaron did so; as the
LORD commanded them, so did they. 7 And
Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron
fourscore and three years old, when they spoke
unto Pharaoh.
8 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto
Aaron, saying: 9 'When Pharaoh shall speak
unto you, saying: Show a wonder for you; then
thou shalt say unto Aaron: Take thy rod, and
cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a
serpent.' 10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto
Pharaoh, and they did so, as the LORD had
commanded; and Aaron cast down his rod
before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it
became a serpent. 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 secret arts. 12 For they cast down
every man his rod, and they became serpents;
but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. 13 And
Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he
hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had
spoken. 14 And the LORD said unto Moses:
'Pharaoh's heart is stubborn, he refuseth to let
the people go. 15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the
morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and
thou shalt stand by the river's brink to meet
him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent
shalt thou take in thy hand. 16 And thou shalt
say unto him: The LORD, the God of the
Hebrews, hath sent me unto thee, saying: Let
My people go, that they may serve Me in the
wilderness; and, behold, hitherto thou hast not
hearkened; 17 thus saith he LORD: In this thou
shalt know that I am the LORD -- behold, I will
smite with the rod that is in my hand upon the
waters which are in the river, and they shall be
turned to blood. 18 And the fish that are in the
river shall die, and the river shall become foul;
and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink water
from the river.' 19 And the LORD said unto
Moses: 'Say unto Aaron: Take thy rod, and
stretch out thy hand over the waters of Egypt,
over their rivers, over their streams, and over
their pools, and over all their ponds of water,
that they may become blood; and there shall be
blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in
vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.' 20 And
Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD
commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and
smote the waters that were in 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. 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. 22 And the magicians of Egypt did in
like manner with their secret arts; and Pharaoh's
heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto
them; as the LORD had spoken. 23 And
Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither
did he lay even this to heart. 24 And all the
Egyptians digged round about the river for
water to drink; for they could not drink of the
water of the river. 25 And seven days were
fulfilled, after that the LORD had smitten the
river.
26 And the LORD spoke unto Moses: 'Go in
unto Pharaoh, and say unto him: Thus saith the
LORD: Let My people go, that they may serve
Me. 27 And if thou refuse to let them go,
behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs. 28
And the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall
go up and come into thy house, and into thy
bed-chamber, and upon thy bed, and into the
house of thy servants, and upon thy people,
and into thine ovens, and into thy
kneading-troughs. 29 And the frogs shall come up
both upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon all
thy servants.'


1 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Say unto
Aaron: Stretch forth thy hand with thy rod over
the rivers, over the canals, and over the pools,
and cause frogs to come up upon the land of
Egypt.' 2 And Aaron stretched out his hand over
the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and
covered the land of Egypt. 3 And the magicians
did in like manner with their secret arts, and
brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt. 4
Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and
said: 'Entreat the LORD, that He take away the
frogs from me, and from my people; and I will
let the people go, that they may sacrifice unto
the LORD.' 5 And Moses said unto Pharaoh:
'Have thou this glory over me; against what
time shall I entreat for thee, and for thy
servants, and for thy people, that the frogs be
destroyed from thee and thy houses, and
remain in the river only?' 6 And he said: 'Against
to-morrow.' And he said: 'Be it according to thy
word; that thou mayest know that there is none
like unto the LORD our God. 7 And the frogs
shall depart from thee, and from thy houses,
and from thy servants, and from thy people;
they shall remain in the river only.' 8 And Moses
and Aaron went out from Pharaoh; and Moses
cried unto the LORD concerning the frogs,
which He had brought upon Pharaoh. 9 And the
LORD did according to the word of Moses; and
the frogs died out of the houses, out of the
courts, and out of the fields. 10 And they
gathered them together in heaps; and the land
stank. 11 But when Pharaoh saw that there was
respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened
not unto them; as the LORD had spoken. 12
And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Say unto
Aaron: Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust
of the earth, that it may become gnats
throughout all the land of Egypt.' 13 And they
did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with
his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and
there were gnats upon man, and upon beast; all
the dust of the earth became gnats throughout
all the land of Egypt. 14 And the magicians did
so with their secret arts to bring forth gnats, but
they could not; and there were gnats upon man,
and upon beast. 15 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 LORD had
spoken. 16 And the LORD said unto Moses:
'Rise up early in the morning, and stand before
Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and
say unto him: Thus saith the LORD: Let My
people go, that they may serve Me. 17 Else, if
thou wilt not let My people go, behold, I will
send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy
servants, and upon thy people, and into thy
houses; and the houses of the Egyptians shall
be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground
whereon they are. 18 And I will set apart in that
day the land of Goshen, in which My people
dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to
the end that thou mayest know that I am the
LORD in the midst of the earth. 19 And I will
put a division between My people and thy
people -- by to-morrow shall this sign be.' 20 And
the LORD did so; and there came grievous
swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and
into his servants' houses; and in all the land of
Egypt the land was ruined by reason of the
swarms of flies. 21 And Pharaoh called for
Moses and for Aaron, and said: 'Go ye, sacrifice
to your God in the land.' 22 And Moses said: 'It
is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the
abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our
God; lo, if we sacrifice the abomination of the
Egyptians before their eyes, will they not stone
us? 23 We will go three days' journey into the
wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God,
as He shall command us.' 24 And Pharaoh said:
'I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the
LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall
not go very far away; entreat for me.' 25 And
Moses said: 'Behold, I go out from thee, and I
will entreat the LORD that the swarms of flies
may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants,
and from his people, tomorrow; only let not
Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting
the people go to sacrifice to the LORD.' 26 And
Moses went out from Pharaoh, and entreated
the LORD. 27 And the LORD did according to
the word of Moses; and He removed the
swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his
servants, and from his people; there remained
not one. 28 And Pharaoh hardened his heart
this time also, and he did not let the people go.


1 Then the LORD said unto Moses: 'Go in unto
Pharaoh, and tell him: Thus saith the LORD, the
God of the Hebrews: Let My people go, that
they may serve Me. 2 For if thou refuse to let
them go, and wilt hold them still, 3 behold, the
hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which are
in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses,
upon the camels, upon the herds, and upon the
flocks; there shall be a very grievous murrain. 4
And the LORD shall make a division between
the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt; and
there shall nothing die of all that belongeth to
the children of Israel.' 5 And the LORD
appointed a set time, saying: 'Tomorrow the
LORD shall do this thing in the land.' 6 And the
LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the
cattle of Egypt died; but of the cattle of the
children of Israel died not one. 7 And Pharaoh
sent, and, behold, there was not so much as one
of the cattle of the Israelites dead. But the heart
of Pharaoh was stubborn, and he did not let the
people go.
8 And the LORD said unto Moses and unto
Aaron: 'Take to you handfuls of soot of the
furnace, and let Moses throw it heavenward in
the sight of Pharaoh. 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.' 10 And they took soot of the furnace,
and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses threw it
up heavenward; and it became a boil breaking
forth with blains upon man and upon beast. 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.
12 And the LORD hardened the heart of
Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as
the LORD had spoken unto Moses. 13 And the
LORD said unto Moses: 'Rise up early in the
morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say
unto him: Thus saith the LORD, the God of the
Hebrews: Let My people go, that they may
serve Me. 14 For I will this time send all My
plagues upon thy person, and upon thy
servants, and upon thy people; that thou
mayest know that there is none like Me in all
the earth. 15 Surely now I had put forth My
hand, and smitten thee and thy people with
pestilence, and thou hadst been cut off from the
earth. 16 But in very deed for this cause have I
made thee to stand, to show thee My power,
and that My name may be declared throughout
all the earth. 17 As yet exaltest thou thyself
against My people, that thou wilt not let them
go? 18 Behold, tomorrow about this time I will
cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as
hath not been in Egypt since the day it was
founded even until now. 19 Now therefore send,
hasten in thy cattle and all that thou hast in the
field; for every man and beast that shall be
found in the field, and shall not be brought
home, the hail shall come down upon them, and
they shall die.' 20 He that feared the word of the
LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his
servants and his cattle flee into the houses; 21
and he that regarded not the word of the LORD
left his servants and his cattle in the field.
22 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Stretch
forth thy hand toward heaven, that there may
be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and
upon beast, and upon every herb of the field,
throughout the land of Egypt.' 23 And Moses
stretched forth his rod toward heaven; and the
LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down
unto the earth; and the LORD caused to hail
upon the land of Egypt. 24 So there was hail,
and fire flashing up amidst the hail, very
grievous, such as had not been in all the land of
Egypt since it became a nation. 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 broke
every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of
Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was
there no hail. 27 And Pharaoh sent, and called
for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them: 'I
have sinned this time; the LORD is righteous,
and I and my people are wicked. 28 Entreat the
LORD, and let there be enough of these mighty
thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and
ye shall stay no longer.' 29 And Moses said unto
him: 'As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will
spread forth my hands unto the LORD; the
thunders shall cease, neither shall there be any
more hail; that thou mayest know that the earth
is the LORD'S. 30 But as for thee and thy
servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the
LORD God.'-- 31 And the flax and the barley
were smitten; for the barley was in the ear, and
the flax was in bloom. 32 But the wheat and the
spelt were not smitten; for they ripen late.-- 33
And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh,
and spread forth his hands unto the LORD; and
the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was
not poured upon the earth. 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. 35 And
the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did
not let the children of Israel go; as the LORD
had spoken by Moses.


1 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Go in unto
Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart, and the
heart of his servants, that I might show these
My signs in the midst of them; 2 and that thou
mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy
son's son, what I have wrought upon Egypt, and
My signs which I have done among them; that
ye may know that I am the LORD.' 3 And
Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and
said unto him: 'Thus saith the LORD, the God
of the Hebrews: How long wilt thou refuse to
humble thyself before Me? let My people go,
that they may serve Me. 4 Else, if thou refuse to
let My people go, behold, to-morrow will I bring
locusts into thy border; 5 and they shall cover
the face of the earth, that one shall not be able
to see the earth; and they shall eat the residue
of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto
you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which
groweth for you out of the field; 6 and thy
houses shall be filled, and the houses of all thy
servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; as
neither thy fathers nor thy fathers' fathers have
seen, since the day that they were upon the
earth unto this day.' And he turned, and went
out from Pharaoh. 7 And Pharaoh's servants
said unto him: 'How long shall this man be a
snare unto us? let the men go, that they may
serve the LORD their God, knowest thou not yet
that Egypt is destroyed?' 8 And Moses and
Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh; and
he said unto them: 'Go, serve the LORD your
God; but who are they that shall go?' 9 And
Moses said: 'We will go with our young and with
our old, with our sons and with our daughters,
with our flocks and with our herds we will go;
for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.' 10
And he said unto them: 'So be the LORD with
you, as I will let you go, and your little ones; see
ye that evil is before your face. 11 Not so; go
now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for
that is what ye desire.' And they were driven out
from Pharaoh's presence. 12 And the LORD
said unto Moses: 'Stretch out thy hand over the
land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may
come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every
herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left.'
13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the
land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east
wind upon the land all that day, and all the
night; and when it was morning, the east wind
brought the locusts. 14 And the locusts went up
over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the
borders of Egypt; very grievous were they;
before them there were no such locusts as they,
neither after them shall be such. 15 For they
covered the face of the whole earth, so that the
land was darkened; and they did eat every herb
of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which
the hail had left; and there remained not any
green thing, either tree or herb of the field,
through all the land of Egypt. 16 Then Pharaoh
called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he
said: 'I have sinned against the LORD your
God, and against you. 17 Now therefore forgive,
I pray thee, my sin only this once, and entreat
the LORD your God, that He may take away
from me this death only.' 18 And he went out
from Pharaoh, and entreated the LORD. 19
And the LORD turned an exceeding strong west
wind, which took up the locusts, and drove
them into the Red Sea; there remained not one
locust in all the border of Egypt. 20 But the
LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not
let the children of Israel go.
21 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Stretch out
thy hand toward heaven, that there may be
darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness
which may be felt.' 22 And Moses stretched
forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a
thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three
days; 23 they saw not one another, neither rose
any from his place for three days; but all the
children of Israel had light in their dwellings. 24
And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said: 'Go
ye, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and
your herds be stayed; let your little ones also go
with you.' 25 And Moses said: 'Thou must also
give into our hand sacrifices and
burnt-offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD
our God. 26 Our cattle also shall go with us;
there shall not a hoof be left behind; for thereof
must we take to serve the LORD our God; and
we know not with what we must serve the
LORD, until we come thither.' 27 But the LORD
hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let
them go. 28 And Pharaoh said unto him: 'Get
thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face
no more; for in the day thou seest my face thou
shalt die.' 29 And Moses said: 'Thou hast
spoken well; I will see thy face again no more.'


1 And the LORD 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. 2 Speak now in the
ears of the people, and let them ask every man
of his neighbour, and every woman of her
neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.' 3
And the LORD gave the people favour in the
sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man
Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in
the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight
of the people. 4 And Moses said: 'Thus saith the
LORD: About midnight will I go out into the
midst of Egypt; 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. 6 And
there shall be a great cry throughout all the land
of Egypt, such as there hath been none like it,
nor shall be like it any more. 7 But against any
of the children of Israel shall not a dog whet his
tongue, against man or beast; that ye may
know how that the LORD doth put a difference
between the Egyptians and Israel. 8 And all
these thy servants shall come down unto me,
and bow down unto me, saying: Get thee out,
and all the people that follow thee; and after
that I will go out.' And he went out from
Pharaoh in hot anger. 9 And the LORD said
unto Moses: 'Pharaoh will not hearken unto
you; that My wonders may be multiplied in the
land of Egypt.' 10 And Moses and Aaron did all
these wonders before Pharaoh; and the LORD
hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let the
children of Israel go out of his land.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and Aaron
in the land of Egypt, saying: 2 'This month shall
be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be
the first month of the year to you. 3 Speak ye
unto all the 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; 4 and
if the household be too little for a lamb, then
shall he and his neighbour next unto his house
take one according to the number of the souls;
according to every man's eating ye shall make
your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be
without blemish, a male of the first year; ye
shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats; 6
and ye shall keep it unto the fourteenth day of
the same month; and the whole assembly of the
congregation of Israel shall kill it at dusk. 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. 8 And they shall eat
the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and
unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall
eat it. 9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with
water, but roast with fire; its head with its legs
and with the inwards thereof. 10 And ye shall let
nothing of it remain until the morning; but that
which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall
burn with fire. 11 And thus shall ye eat it: with
your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and
your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in
haste -- it is the LORD'S passover. 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 LORD.
13 And the blood shall be to you for a token
upon the houses where ye 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. 14 And this day shall
be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it
a feast to the LORD; throughout your
generations ye shall keep it a feast by an
ordinance for ever. 15 Seven days shall ye eat
unleavened bread; howbeit the first day ye 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. 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. 17 And ye 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 ye observe this day throughout
your generations by an ordinance for ever. 18
In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the
month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread,
until the one and twentieth day of the month at
even. 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. 20 Ye
shall eat nothing leavened; in all your
habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.'
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 lamb. 22 And ye 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. 23 For the LORD will pass through
to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the
blood upon the lintel, and on the two side-posts,
the LORD will pass over the door, and will not
suffer the destroyer to come in unto your
houses to smite you. 24 And ye shall observe
this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy
sons for ever. 25 And it shall come to pass,
when ye be come to the land which the LORD
will give you, according as He hath promised,
that ye shall keep this service. 26 And it shall
come to pass, when your children shall say unto
you: What mean ye by this service? 27 that ye
shall say: It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S
passover, for that He 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. 28
And the children of Israel went and did so; as
the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron,
so did they. 29 And it came to pass at midnight,
that the LORD smote all the firstborn 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. 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. 31 And he called for Moses and
Aaron by night and said: 'Rise up, get you forth
from among my people, both ye and the
children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as
ye have said. 32 Take both your flocks and
your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and
bless me also.' 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.' 34 And the people took their dough
before it was leavened, their kneading-troughs
being bound up in their clothes upon their
shoulders. 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. 36 And the LORD gave the
people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so
that they let them have what they asked. And
they despoiled the Egyptians.
37 And the children of Israel journeyed from
Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred
thousand men on foot, beside children. 38 And
a mixed multitude went up also with them; and
flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. 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 victual. 40 Now
the time that the children of Israel dwelt in
Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. 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 host of the LORD went out
from the land of Egypt. 42 It was a night of
watching unto the LORD for bringing them out
from the land of Egypt; this same night is a
night of watching unto the LORD for all the
children of Israel throughout their generations.
43 And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron:
'This is the ordinance of the passover: there
shall no alien eat thereof; 44 but every man's
servant that is bought for money, when thou
hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
45 A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat
thereof. 46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou
shalt not carry forth aught of the flesh abroad
out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone
thereof. 47 All the congregation of Israel shall
keep it. 48 And when a stranger shall sojourn
with thee, and will keep the passover to the
LORD, 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. 49 One
law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto
the stranger that sojourneth among you.' 50
Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD
commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. 51
And it came to pass the selfsame day that the
LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the
land of Egypt by their hosts.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 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.' 3 And
Moses said unto the people: 'Remember this
day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of
the house of bondage; for by strength of hand
the LORD brought you out from this place;
there shall no leavened bread be eaten. 4 This
day ye go forth in the month Abib. 5 And it
shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the
land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the
Amorite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which
He swore unto thy fathers to give thee, a land
flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt
keep this service in this month. 6 Seven days
thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the
seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD. 7
Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the
seven days; and there shall no leavened bread
be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven
seen with thee, in all thy borders. 8 And thou
shalt tell thy son in that day, saying: It is
because of that which the LORD did for me
when I came forth out of Egypt. 9 And it shall
be for a sign unto thee upon thy hand, and for a
memorial between thine eyes, that the law of
the LORD may be in thy mouth; for with a
strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of
Egypt. 10 Thou shalt therefore keep this
ordinance in its season from year to year.
11 And it shall be when the LORD shall bring
thee into the land of the Canaanite, as He swore
unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it
thee, 12 that thou shalt set apart unto the
LORD all that openeth the womb; every firstling
that is a male, which thou hast coming of a
beast, shall be the LORD'S. 13 And every
firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a
lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou
shalt break its neck; and all the first-born of
man among thy sons shalt thou redeem. 14 And
it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to
come, saying: What is this? that thou shalt say
unto him: By strength of hand the LORD
brought us out from Egypt, from the house of
bondage; 15 and it came to pass, when Pharaoh
would hardly let us go that the LORD slew all
the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the
first-born of man, and the first-born of beast;
therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that
openeth the womb, being males; but all the
first-born of my sons I redeem. 16 And it shall be for
a sign upon thy hand, and for frontlets between
thine eyes; for by strength of hand the LORD
brought us forth out of Egypt.' 17 And it came
to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go,
that God led them not by the way of the land of
the Philistines, although that was near; for God
said: 'Lest peradventure the people repent when
they see war, and they return to Egypt.' 18 But
God led the people about, by the way of the
wilderness by the Red Sea; and the children of
Israel went up armed out of the land of Egypt.
19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with
him; for he had straitly sworn the children of
Israel, saying: 'God will surely remember you;
and ye shall carry up my bones away hence
with you.' 20 And they took their journey from
Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge
of the wilderness. 21 And the LORD went
before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead
them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to
give them light; that they might go by day and
by night: 22 the pillar of cloud by day, and the
pillar of fire by night, departed not from before
the people.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
'Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn
back and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between
Migdol and the sea, before Baal-zephon, over
against it shall ye encamp by the sea. 3 And
Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel: They
are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath
shut them in. 4 And I will harden Pharaoh's
heart, and he shall follow after them; and I will
get Me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his
host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am
the LORD.' And they did so. 5 And it was told
the king of Egypt that the people were fled; and
the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was
turned towards the people, and they said: 'What
is this we have done, that we have let Israel go
from serving us? 6 And he made ready his
chariots, and took his people with him. 7 And he
took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the
chariots of Egypt, and captains over all of
them. 8 And the LORD hardened the heart of
Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the
children of Israel; for the children of Israel went
out with a high hand. 9 And the Egyptians
pursued after them, all the horses and chariots
of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army,
and overtook them encamping by the sea,
beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. 10
And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of
Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the
Egyptians were marching after them; and they
were sore afraid; and the children of Israel cried
out unto the LORD. 11 And they said unto
Moses: 'Because there were no graves in Egypt,
hast thou taken us away to die in the
wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with
us, to bring us forth out of Egypt? 12 Is not this
the word that we spoke unto thee 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.' 13 And Moses said unto the people:
'Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of
the LORD, which He will work for you to-day;
for whereas ye have seen the Egyptians to-day,
ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14
The LORD will fight for you, and ye shall hold
your peace.'
15 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Wherefore
criest thou unto Me? speak unto the children of
Israel, that they go forward. 16 And lift thou up
thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over the sea,
and divide it; and the children of Israel shall go
into the midst of the sea on dry ground. 17 And
I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the
Egyptians, and they shall go in after them; and
I will get Me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon
all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his
horsemen. 18 And the Egyptians shall know
that I am the LORD, when I have gotten Me
honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and
upon his horsemen.' 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; 20 and it came between the camp of
Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the
cloud and the darkness here, yet gave it light by
night there; and the one came not near the other
all the night. 21 And Moses stretched out his
hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the
sea to go back by a strong east wind all the
night, and made the sea dry land, and the
waters were divided. 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. 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. 24 And it
came to pass in the morning watch, that the
LORD looked forth upon the host of the
Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of cloud,
and discomfited the host of the Egyptians. 25
And He took off their chariot wheels, and made
them to drive heavily; so that the Egyptians
said: 'Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the
LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.'
26 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Stretch out
thy hand over the sea, that the waters may
come back upon the Egyptians, upon their
chariots, and upon their horsemen.' 27 And
Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea,
and the sea returned to its strength when the
morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled
against it; and the LORD overthrew the
Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 And the
waters returned, and covered the chariots, and
the horsemen, even all the host of Pharaoh that
went in after them into the sea; there remained
not so much as one of them. 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. 30 Thus
the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand
of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians
dead upon the sea-shore. 31 And Israel saw the
great work which the LORD did upon the
Egyptians, and the people feared the LORD;
and they believed in the LORD, and in His
servant Moses.


1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel
this song unto the LORD, and spoke, saying: I
will sing unto the LORD, for He is highly
exalted; the horse and his rider hath He thrown
into the sea. 2 The LORD is my strength and
song, and He is become my salvation; this is my
God, and I will glorify Him; my father's God,
and I will exalt Him. 3 The LORD is a man of
war, The LORD is His name. 4 Pharaoh's
chariots and his host hath He cast into the sea,
and his chosen captains are sunk in the Red
Sea. 5 The deeps cover them -- they went down
into the depths like a stone. 6 Thy right hand, O
LORD, glorious in power, Thy right hand, O
LORD, dasheth in pieces the enemy. 7 And in
the greatness of Thine excellency Thou
overthrowest them that rise up against Thee;
Thou sendest forth Thy wrath, it consumeth
them as stubble. 8 And with the blast of Thy
nostrils the waters were piled up -- the floods
stood upright as a heap; the deeps were
congealed in the heart of the sea. 9 The enemy
said: 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide
the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I
will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy
them.' 10 Thou didst blow with Thy wind, the
sea covered them; they sank as lead in the
mighty waters. 11 Who is like unto Thee, O
LORD, among the mighty? who is like unto
Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises,
doing wonders? 12 Thou stretchedst out Thy
right hand -- the earth swallowed them. 13 Thou
in Thy love hast led the people that Thou hast
redeemed; Thou hast guided them in Thy
strength to Thy holy habitation. 14 The peoples
have heard, they tremble; pangs have taken
hold on the inhabitants of Philistia. 15 Then
were the chiefs of Edom affrighted; the mighty
men of Moab, trembling taketh hold upon
them; all the inhabitants of Canaan are melted
away. 16 Terror and dread falleth upon them;
by the greatness of Thine arm they are as still as
a stone; till Thy people pass over, O LORD, till
the people pass over that Thou hast gotten. 17
Thou bringest them in, and plantest them in the
mountain of Thine inheritance, the place, O
LORD, which Thou hast made for Thee to dwell
in, the sanctuary, O Lord, which Thy hands
have established. 18 The LORD shall reign for
ever and ever. 19 For the horses of Pharaoh
went in with his chariots and with his horsemen
into the sea, and the LORD brought back the
waters of the sea upon them; but the children of
Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the
sea.
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. 21 And Miriam sang unto them:
Sing ye to the LORD, for He is highly exalted:
the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the
sea. 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. 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. 24
And the people murmured against Moses,
saying: 'What shall we drink?' 25 And he cried
unto the LORD; and the LORD showed him a
tree, and he cast it into the waters, and the
waters were made sweet. There He made for
them a statute and an ordinance, and there He
proved them; 26 and He said: 'If thou wilt
diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy
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 LORD that healeth
thee.' 27 And they came to Elim, where were
twelve springs of water, and three score and ten
palm-trees; and they encamped there by the
waters.


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. 2 And the whole
congregation of the children of Israel murmured
against Moses and against Aaron in the
wilderness; 3 and the children of Israel said unto
them: 'Would that we had died by the hand of
the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by
the flesh-pots, when we did eat bread to the full;
for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness,
to kill this whole assembly with hunger.' 4 Then
said the LORD unto Moses: 'Behold, I will cause
to rain bread from heaven for you; and the
people shall go out and gather a day's portion
every day, that I may prove them, whether they
will walk in My law, or not. 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.' 6 And Moses and
Aaron said unto all the children of Israel: 'At
even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath
brought you out from the land of Egypt; 7 and
in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the
LORD; for that He hath heard your murmurings
against the LORD; and what are we, that ye
murmur against us?' 8 And Moses said: 'This
shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the
evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread
to the full; for that the LORD heareth your
murmurings which ye murmur against Him; and
what are we? your murmurings are not against
us, but against the LORD.' 9 And Moses said
unto Aaron: 'Say unto all the congregation of
the children of Israel: Come near before the
LORD; for He hath heard your murmurings.' 10
And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke unto the
whole congregation of the children of Israel,
that they looked toward the wilderness, and,
behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the
cloud.
11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
12 'I have heard the murmurings of the children
of Israel. Speak unto them, saying: At dusk ye
shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be
filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am
the LORD your God.' 13 And it came to pass at
even, that the quails came up, and covered the
camp; and in the morning there was a layer of
dew round about the camp. 14 And when the
layer of dew was gone up, behold upon the face
of the wilderness a fine, scale-like thing, fine as
the hoar-frost on the ground. 15 And when the
children of Israel saw it, they said one to
another: 'What is it?'-- for they knew not what it
was. And Moses said unto them: 'It is the bread
which the LORD hath given you to eat. 16 This
is the thing which the LORD hath commanded:
Gather ye of it every man according to his
eating; an omer a head, according to the
number of your persons, shall ye take it, every
man for them that are in his tent.' 17 And the
children of Israel did so, and gathered some
more, some less. 18 And when they did mete it
with an omer, he that gathered much had
nothing over, and he that gathered little had no
lack; they gathered every man according to his
eating. 19 And Moses said unto them: 'Let no
man leave of it till the morning.' 20
Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto
Moses; but some of them left of it until the
morning, and it bred worms, and rotted; and
Moses was wroth with them. 21 And they
gathered it morning by morning, every man
according to his eating; and as the sun waxed
hot, it melted. 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. 23
And he said unto them: 'This is that which the
LORD hath spoken: To-morrow is a solemn
rest, a holy sabbath unto the LORD. Bake that
which ye will bake, and seethe that which ye will
seethe; and all that remaineth over lay up for
you to be kept until the morning.' 24 And they
laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade; and it
did not rot, neither was there any worm therein.
25 And Moses said: 'Eat that to-day; for to-day
is a sabbath unto the LORD; to-day ye shall not
find it in the field. 26 Six days ye shall gather it;
but on the seventh day is the sabbath, in it there
shall be none.' 27 And it came to pass on the
seventh day, that there went out some of the
people to gather, and they found none. 28 And
the LORD said unto Moses: 'How long refuse ye
to keep My commandments and My laws? 29
See that the LORD hath given you the sabbath;
therefore He giveth you on the sixth day the
bread of two days; abide ye every man in his
place, let no man go out of his place on the
seventh day.' 30 So the people rested on the
seventh day. 31 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. 32 And Moses
said: 'This is the thing which the LORD hath
commanded: Let an omerful of it be kept
throughout your generations; that they may see
the bread wherewith I fed you in the wilderness,
when I brought you forth from the land of
Egypt.' 33 And Moses said unto Aaron: 'Take a
jar, and put an omerful of manna therein, and
lay it up before the LORD, to be kept
throughout your generations.' 34 As the LORD
commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before
the Testimony, to be kept. 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. 36 Now an omer is the tenth
part of an ephah.


1 And all the congregation of the children of
Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, by
their stages, according to the commandment of
the LORD, and encamped in Rephidim; and
there was no water for the people to drink. 2
Wherefore the people strove with Moses, and
said: 'Give us water that we may drink.' And
Moses said unto them: 'Why strive ye with me?
wherefore do ye try the LORD?' 3 And the
people thirsted there for water; and the people
murmured against Moses, and said: 'Wherefore
hast thou brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us
and our children and our cattle with thirst?' 4
And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying: 'What
shall I do unto this people? they are almost
ready to stone me.' 5 And the LORD said unto
Moses: 'Pass on before the people, and take
with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod,
wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thy
hand, and go. 6 Behold, I will stand before thee
there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou 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. 7 And the
name of the place was called Massah, and
Meribah, because of the striving of the children
of Israel, and because they tried the LORD,
saying: 'Is the LORD among us, or not?'
8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in
Rephidim. 9 And Moses said unto Joshua:
'Choose us out men, and go out, fight with
Amalek; tomorrow I will stand on the top of the
hill with the rod of God in my hand.' 10 So
Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and
fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and
Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And it
came to pass, when Moses held up his hand,
that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his
hand, Amalek prevailed. 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. 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and
his people with the edge of the sword.
14 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Write this
for a memorial in the book, and rehearse it in
the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly blot out the
remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.'
15 And Moses built an altar, and called the
name of it Adonai-nissi. 16 And he said: 'The
hand upon the throne of the LORD: the LORD
will have war with Amalek from generation to
generation.'


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 LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt. 2
And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took
Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her
away, 3 and her two sons; of whom the name
of the one was Gershom; for he said: 'I have
been a stranger in a strange land'; 4 and the
name of the other was Eliezer: 'for the God of
my father was my help, and delivered me from
the sword of Pharaoh.' 5 And Jethro, Moses'
father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife
unto Moses into the wilderness where he was
encamped, at the mount of God; 6 and he said
unto Moses: 'I thy father-in-law Jethro am
coming unto thee, and thy wife, and her two
sons with her.' 7 And Moses went out to meet
his father-in-law, and bowed down and kissed
him; and they asked each other of their welfare;
and they came into the tent. 8 And Moses told
his father-in-law all that the LORD had done
unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's
sake, all the travail that had come upon them
by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.
9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which
the LORD had done to Israel, in that He had
delivered them out of the hand of the
Egyptians. 10 And Jethro said: 'Blessed be the
LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand
of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of
Pharaoh; who hath delivered the people from
under the hand of the Egyptians. 11 Now I
know that the LORD is greater than all gods;
yea, for that they dealt proudly against them.'
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. 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. 14 And when Moses' father-in-law saw
all that he did to the people, he said: 'What is
this thing that thou doest to the people? why
sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people
stand about thee from morning unto even?' 15
And Moses said unto his father-in-law: 'Because
the people come unto me to inquire of God; 16
when they have a matter, it cometh unto me;
and I judge between a man and his neighbour,
and I make them know the statutes of God, and
His laws.' 17 And Moses' father-in-law said unto
him: 'The thing that thou doest is not good. 18
Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this
people that is with thee; for the thing is too
heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it
thyself alone. 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I
will give thee counsel, and God be with thee: be
thou for the people before God, and bring thou
the causes unto God. 20 And thou shalt teach
them the statutes and the laws, and shalt show
them the way wherein they must walk, and the
work that they must do. 21 Moreover thou shalt
provide out of all the people able men, such as
fear God, men of truth, hating unjust gain; and
place such over them, to be rulers of thousands,
rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of
tens. 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
they make it easier for thee and bear the burden
with thee. 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and
God command thee so, then thou shalt be able
to endure, and all this people also shall go to
their place in peace.' 24 So Moses hearkened to
the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he
had said. 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. 26 And they
judged the people at all seasons: the hard
causes they brought unto Moses, but every
small matter they judged themselves. 27 And
Moses let his father-in-law depart; and he went
his way into his own land


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. 2 And when they were departed from
Rephidim, and were come to the wilderness of
Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and
there Israel encamped before the mount. 3 And
Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called
unto him out of the mountain, saying: 'Thus
shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell
the children of Israel: 4 Ye have seen what I did
unto the Egyptians, and how I bore you on
eagles' wings, and brought you unto Myself. 5
Now therefore, if ye will hearken unto My voice
indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be
Mine own treasure from among all peoples; for
all the earth is Mine; 6 and ye shall be unto Me
a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These
are the words which thou shalt speak unto the
children of Israel.' 7 And Moses came and
called for the elders of the people, and set
before them all these words which the LORD
commanded him. 8 And all the people
answered together, and said: 'All that the LORD
hath spoken we will do.' And Moses reported the
words of the people unto the LORD. 9 And the
LORD said unto Moses: 'Lo, I come unto thee
in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when
I speak with thee, and may also believe thee for
ever.' And Moses told the words of the people
unto the LORD. 10 And the LORD said unto
Moses: 'Go unto the people, and sanctify them
to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their
garments, 11 and be ready against the third
day; for the third day the LORD will come
down in the sight of all the people upon mount
Sinai. 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the
people round about, saying: Take heed to
yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or
touch the border of it; whosoever toucheth the
mount shall be surely put to death; 13 no hand
shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned, or
shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall
not live; when the ram's horn soundeth long,
they shall come up to the mount.' 14 And
Moses went down from the mount unto the
people, and sanctified the people; and they
washed their garments. 15 And he said unto the
people: 'Be ready against the third day; come
not near a woman.' 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 horn
exceeding loud; and all the people that were in
the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought
forth the people out of the camp to meet God;
and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
18 Now mount Sinai was altogether on smoke,
because the LORD descended upon it in fire;
and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke
of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked
greatly. 19 And when the voice of the horn
waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and
God answered him by a voice. 20 And the
LORD came down upon mount Sinai, to the top
of the mount; and the LORD called Moses to
the top of the mount; and Moses went up. 21
And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Go down,
charge the people, lest they break through unto
the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish. 22
And let the priests also, that come near to the
LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD
break forth upon them.' 23 And Moses said
unto the LORD: 'The people cannot come up to
mount Sinai; for thou didst charge us, saying:
Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.' 24
And the LORD said unto him: 'Go, get thee
down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron
with thee; but let not the priests and the people
break through to come up unto the LORD, lest
He break forth upon them.' 25 So Moses went
down unto the people, and told them.


1 And God spoke all these words, saying: 2 I am
the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the
land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. 3
Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image,
nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is
in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath,
or that is in the water under the earth; 4 thou
shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them;
for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children unto the third and fourth generation of
them that hate Me; 5 and showing mercy unto
the thousandth generation of them that love Me
and keep My commandments. 6 Thou shalt not
take the name of the LORD thy God in vain;
for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that
taketh His name in vain.
7 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 8
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;
9 but the seventh day is a sabbath unto the
LORD thy God, in it thou shalt not do any
manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy
maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is
within thy gates; 10 for in six days the LORD
made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in
them is, and rested on the seventh day;
wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day,
and hallowed it. 11 Honour thy father and thy
mother, that thy days may be long upon the
land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 12
Thou shalt not murder. Thou shalt not commit
adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not
bear false witness against thy neighbour. 13
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house;
thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor
his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his
ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy
neighbour's.
14 And all the people perceived the thunderings,
and the lightnings, and the voice of the horn,
and the mountain smoking; and when the
people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off.
15 And they said unto Moses: 'Speak thou with
us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with
us, lest we die.' 16 And Moses said unto the
people: 'Fear not; for God is come to prove you,
and that His fear may be before you, that ye sin
not.' 17 And the people stood afar off; but
Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where
God was. 18 And the LORD said unto Moses:
Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel:
Ye yourselves have seen that I have talked with
you from heaven. 19 Ye shall not make with
Me -- gods of silver, or gods of gold, ye shall not
make unto you. 20 An altar of earth thou shalt
make unto Me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy
burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy
sheep, and thine oxen; in every place where I
cause My name to be mentioned I will come
unto thee and bless thee. 21 And if thou make
Me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of
hewn stones; for if thou lift up thy tool upon it,
thou hast profaned it. 22 Neither shalt thou go
up by steps unto Mine altar, that thy nakedness
be not uncovered thereon.


1 Now these are the ordinances which thou shalt
set before them. 2 If thou buy a Hebrew
servant, six years he shall serve; and in the
seventh he shall go out free for nothing. 3 If he
come in by himself, he shall go out by himself;
if he be married, then his wife shall go out with
him. 4 If his master give him a wife, and she
bear him sons or daughters; the wife and her
children shall be her master's, and he shall go
out by himself. 5 But if the servant shall plainly
say: I love my master, my wife, and my
children; I will not go out free; 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. 7 And if a man sell his
daughter to be a maid-servant, she shall not go
out as the men-servants do. 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. 9 And
if he espouse her unto his son, he shall deal with
her after the manner of daughters. 10 If he take
him another wife, her food, her raiment, and her
conjugal rights, shall he not diminish. 11 And if
he do not these three unto her, then shall she go
out for nothing, without money. 12 He that
smiteth a man, so that he dieth, shall surely be
put to death. 13 And if a man lie not in wait, but
God cause it to come to hand; then I will
appoint thee a place whither he may flee. 14
And if a man come presumptuously upon his
neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt
take him from Mine altar, that he may die. 15
And he that smiteth his father, or his mother,
shall be surely put to death. 16 And he that
stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be
found in his hand, he shall surely be put to
death. 17 And he that curseth his father or his
mother, shall surely be put to death. 18 And if
men contend, and one smite the other with a
stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keep
his bed; 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. 20
And if a man smite his bondman, or his
bondwoman, with a rod, and he die under his
hand, he shall surely be punished. 21
Notwithstanding if he continue a day or two, he
shall not be punished; for he is his money. 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. 23
But if any harm follow, then thou shalt give life
for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for
hand, foot for foot, 25 burning for burning,
wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 26 And if a
man smite the eye of his bondman, or the eye
of his bondwoman, and destroy it, he shall let
him go free for his eye's sake. 27 And if he smite
out his bondman's tooth, or his bondwoman's
tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's
sake.
28 And if an ox gore a man or a woman, that
they die, the ox shall be surely stoned, and its
flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox
shall be quit. 29 But if the ox was wont to gore
in time past, and warning hath been given 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.
30 If there be laid on him a ransom, then he
shall give for the redemption of his life
whatsoever is laid upon him. 31 Whether it have
gored a son, or have gored a daughter,
according to this judgment shall it be done unto
him. 32 If the ox gore a bondman or a
bondwoman, he shall give unto their master
thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be
stoned. 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, 34 the owner of the pit
shall make it good; he shall give money unto
the owner of them, and the dead beast shall be
his. 35 And if one man's ox hurt another's, so
that it dieth; then they shall sell the live ox, and
divide the price of it; and the dead also they
shall divide. 36 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. 37 If a man steal
an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it, he shall
pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a
sheep.


1 If a thief be found breaking in, and be smitten
so that he dieth, there shall be no bloodguiltiness
for him. 2 If the sun be risen upon him, there
shall be bloodguiltiness for him -- he shall make
restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be
sold for his theft. 3 If the theft be found in his
hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he
shall pay double. 4 If a man cause a field or
vineyard to be eaten, and shall let his beast
loose, and it feed in another man's field; of the
best of his own field, and of the best of his own
vineyard, shall he make restitution. 5 If fire
break out, and catch in thorns, so that the
shocks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field
are consumed; he that kindled the fire shall
surely make restitution. 6 If a man deliver unto
his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be
stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be
found, he shall pay double. 7 If the thief be not
found, then the master of the house shall come
near unto God, to see whether he have not put
his hand unto his neighbour's goods. 8 For every
matter of 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
neighbour. 9 If a man deliver unto his neighbour
an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to
keep, and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no
man seeing it; 10 the oath of the LORD shall be
between them both, to see whether he have not
put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the
owner thereof shall accept it, and he shall not
make restitution. 11 But if it be stolen from him,
he shall make restitution unto the owner
thereof. 12 If it be torn in pieces, let him bring it
for witness; he shall not make good that which
was torn.
13 And if a man borrow aught of his neighbour,
and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof not
being with it, he shall surely make restitution. 14
If the owner thereof be with it, he shall not
make it good; if it be a hireling, he loseth his
hire. 15 And if a man entice a virgin that is not
betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a
dowry for her to be his wife. 16 If her father
utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay
money according to the dowry of virgins. 17
Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live. 18
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put
to death. 19 He that sacrificeth unto the gods,
save unto the LORD only, shall be utterly
destroyed. 20 And a stranger shalt thou not
wrong, neither shalt thou oppress him; for ye
were strangers in the land of Egypt. 21 Ye shall
not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. 22 If
thou afflict them in any wise -- for if they cry at
all unto Me, I will surely hear their cry -- 23 My
wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the
sword; and your wives shall be widows, and
your children fatherless.
24 If thou lend money to any of My people,
even to the poor with thee, thou shalt not be to
him as a creditor; neither shall ye lay upon him
interest. 25 If thou at all take thy neighbour's
garment to pledge, thou shalt restore it unto him
by that the sun goeth down; 26 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. 27 Thou shalt not revile God,
nor curse a ruler of thy people. 28 Thou shalt
not delay to offer of the fulness of thy harvest,
and of the outflow of thy presses. The first-born
of thy sons shalt thou give unto Me. 29
Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with
thy sheep; seven days it shall be with its dam;
on the eighth day thou shalt give it Me. 30 And
ye shall be holy men unto Me; therefore ye shall
not eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the
field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.


1 Thou shalt not utter a false report; put not thy
hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous
witness. 2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to
do evil; neither shalt thou bear witness in a
cause to turn aside after a multitude to pervert
justice; 3 neither shalt thou favour a poor man
in his cause. 4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or
his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it
back to him again. 5 If thou see the ass of him
that hateth thee lying under its burden, thou
shalt forbear to pass by him; thou shalt surely
release it with him. 6 Thou shalt not wrest the
judgment of thy poor in his cause. 7 Keep thee
far from a false matter; and the innocent and
righteous slay thou not; for I will not justify the
wicked. 8 And thou shalt take no gift; for a gift
blindeth them that have sight, and perverteth
the words of the righteous. 9 And a stranger
shalt thou not oppress; for ye know the heart of
a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land
of Egypt. 10 And six years thou shalt sow thy
land, and gather in the increase thereof; 11 but
the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie
fallow, that the poor of thy people may eat;
and what they leave the beast of the field shall
eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy
vineyard, and with thy oliveyard. 12 Six days
thou shalt do thy work, but on the seventh day
thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may
have rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the
stranger, may be refreshed. 13 And in all things
that I have said unto you take ye heed; and
make no mention of the name of other gods,
neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. 14
Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto Me in
the year. 15 The feast of unleavened bread
shalt thou keep; seven days thou shalt eat
unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, at the
time appointed in the month Abib -- for in it thou
camest out from Egypt; and none shall appear
before Me empty; 16 and the feast of harvest,
the first-fruits of thy labours, which thou sowest
in the field; and the feast of ingathering, at the
end of the year, when thou gatherest in thy
labours out of the field. 17 Three times in the
year all thy males shall appear before the Lord
GOD. 18 Thou shalt not offer the blood of My
sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the
fat of My feast remain all night until the
morning. 19 The choicest first-fruits of thy land
thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy
God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in its mother's
milk.
20 Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep
thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place
which I have prepared. 21 Take heed of him,
and hearken unto his voice; be not rebellious
against him; for he will not pardon your
transgression; for My name is in him. 22 But if
thou shalt indeed hearken unto his voice, and
do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto
thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine
adversaries. 23 For Mine angel shall go before
thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorite, and
the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite,
the Hivite, and the Jebusite; and I will cut them
off. 24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods,
nor serve them, nor do after their doings; but
thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and break in
pieces their pillars. 25 And ye shall serve the
LORD your God, and He will bless thy bread,
and thy water; and I will take sickness away
from the midst of thee. 26 None shall miscarry,
nor be barren, in thy land; the number of thy
days I will fulfil. 27 I will send My terror before
thee, and will discomfit all the people to whom
thou shalt come, and I will make all thine
enemies turn their backs unto thee. 28 And I will
send the hornet before thee, which shall drive
out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite,
from before thee. 29 I will not drive them out
from before thee in one year, lest the land
become desolate, and the beasts of the field
multiply against thee. 30 By little and little I will
drive them out from before thee, until thou be
increased, and inherit the land. 31 And I will set
thy 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 thou shalt drive them
out before thee. 32 Thou shalt make no
covenant with them, nor with their gods. 33
They shall not dwell in thy land -- lest they make
thee sin against Me, for thou wilt serve their
gods -- for they will be a snare unto thee.


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


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
'Speak unto the children of Israel, that they take
for Me an offering; of every man whose heart
maketh him willing ye shall take My offering. 3
And this is the offering which ye shall take of
them: gold, and silver, and brass; 4 and blue,
and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and
goats' hair; 5 and rams' skins dyed red, and
sealskins, and acacia-wood; 6 oil for the light,
spices for the anointing oil, and for the sweet
incense; 7 onyx stones, and stones to be set, for
the ephod, and for the breastplate. 8 And let
them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell
among them. 9 According to all that I show
thee, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the
pattern of all the furniture thereof, even so shall
ye make it. 10 And they shall make an ark of
acacia-wood: two cubits and a half shall be the
length thereof, and a cubit and a half the
breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the
height thereof. 11 And thou shalt overlay it with
pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay
it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round
about. 12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold
for it, and put them in the four feet thereof; and
two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two
rings on the other side of it. 13 And thou shalt
make staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them
with gold. 14 And thou shalt put the staves into
the rings on the sides of the ark, wherewith to
bear the ark. 15 The staves shall be in the rings
of the ark; they shall not be taken from it. 16
And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony
which I shall give thee. 17 And thou shalt make
an ark-cover of pure gold: two cubits and a half
shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a
half the breadth thereof. 18 And thou shalt
make two cherubim of gold; of beaten work
shalt thou make them, at the two ends of the
ark-cover. 19 And make one cherub at the one
end, and one cherub at the other end; of one
piece with the ark-cover shall ye make the
cherubim of the two ends thereof. 20 And the
cherubim shall spread out their wings on high,
screening the ark-cover with their wings, with
their faces one to another; toward the ark-cover
shall the faces of the cherubim be. 21 And thou
shalt put the ark-cover above upon the ark; and
in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I
shall give thee. 22 And there I will meet with
thee, and I will speak with thee from above the
ark-cover, from between the two cherubim
which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all
things which I will give thee in commandment
unto the children of Israel.
23 And thou shalt make a table of acacia-wood:
two cubits shall be the length thereof,
and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and
a half the height thereof. 24 And thou shalt
overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a
crown of gold round about. 25 And thou shalt
make unto it a border of a handbreadth round
about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to
the border thereof round about. 26 And thou
shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the
rings in the four corners that are on the four feet
thereof. 27 Close by the border shall the rings
be, for places for the staves to bear the table. 28
And thou shalt make the staves of acacia-wood,
and overlay them with gold, that the
table may be borne with them. 29 And thou
shalt make the dishes thereof, and the pans
thereof, and the jars thereof, and the bowls
thereof, wherewith to pour out; of pure gold
shalt thou make them. 30 And thou shalt set
upon the table showbread before Me alway.
31 And thou 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. 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 candle-stick out of the
other side thereof; 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. 34 And in the candlestick four cups
made like almond-blossoms, the knops thereof,
and the flowers thereof. 35 And a knop under
two branches of one piece with it, and a knop
under two branches of one piece with it, and a
knop under two branches of one piece with it,
for the six branches going out of the
candlestick. 36 Their knops and their branches
shall be of one piece with it; the whole of it one
beaten work of pure gold. 37 And thou shalt
make the lamps thereof, seven; and they shall
light the lamps thereof, to give light over against
it. 38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes
thereof, shall be of pure gold. 39 Of a talent of
pure gold shall it be made, with all these vessels.
40 And see that thou make them after their
pattern, which is being shown thee in the mount.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they
bring me an offering: of every man that giveth
it willingly with his heart ye shall take my
offering.
3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of
them; gold, and silver, and brass,
4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine
linen, and goats' hair,
5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins,
and shittim wood,
6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and
for sweet incense,
7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the
ephod, and in the breastplate.
8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I
may dwell among them.
9 According to all that I shew thee, after the
pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all
the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make
it.
10 And they shall make an ark of shittim 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.
11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold,
within and without shalt thou overlay it, and
shalt make upon it a crown of gold round
about.
12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it,
and put them in the four corners thereof; and
two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two
rings in the other side of it.
13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood,
and overlay them with gold.
14 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings
by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be
borne with them.
15 The staves shall be in the rings of the ark:
they shall not be taken from it.
16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony
which I shall give thee.
17 And thou shalt make 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.
18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold,
of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the
two ends of the mercy seat.
19 And make one cherub on the one end, and
the other cherub on the other end: even of the
mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the
two ends thereof.
20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth their
wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their
wings, and their faces shall look one to another;
toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the
cherubims be.
21 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above
upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the
testimony that I shall give thee.
22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will
commune with thee from above the mercy seat,
from between the two cherubims which are
upon the ark of the testimony, of all things
which I will give thee in commandment unto the
children of Israel.
23 Thou shalt also make a table of shittim
wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof,
and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and
a half the height thereof.
24 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and
make thereto a crown of gold round about.
25 And thou shalt make unto it a border of an
hand breadth round about, and thou shalt
make a golden crown to the border thereof
round about.
26 And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold,
and put the rings in the four corners that are on
the four feet thereof.
27 Over against the border shall the rings be for
places of the staves to bear the table.
28 And thou shalt make the staves of shittim
wood, and overlay them with gold, that the
table may be borne with them.
29 And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and
spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls
thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou
make them.
30 And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread
before me alway.
31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure
gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be
made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his
knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
32 And six branches shall come out of the sides
of it; three branches of the candlestick out of
the one side, and three branches of the
candlestick out of the other side:
33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a
knop and a flower in one branch; and three
bowls made like almonds in the other branch,
with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches
that come out of the candlestick.
34 And in the candlesticks shall be four bowls
made like unto almonds, with their knops and
their flowers.
35 And there shall be a knop under two
branches of the same, and a knop under two
branches of the same, and a knop under two
branches of the same, according to the six
branches that proceed out of the candlestick.
36 Their knops and their branches shall be of
the same: all it shall be one beaten work of pure
gold.
37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps
thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof,
that they may give light over against it.
38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes
thereof, shall be of pure gold.
39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with
all these vessels.
40 And look that thou make them after their
pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.


1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with
ten curtains: of fine twined linen, and blue, and
purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of
the skilful workman shalt thou make them. 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. 3 Five curtains shall be coupled
together one to another; and the other five
curtains shall be coupled one to another. 4 And
thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of
the one curtain that is outmost in the first set;
and likewise shalt thou make in the edge of the
curtain that is outmost in the second set. 5 Fifty
loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and
fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the
curtain that is in the second set; the loops shall
be opposite one to another. 6 And thou shalt
make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the
curtains one to another with the clasps, that the
tabernacle may be one whole. 7 And thou shalt
make curtains of goats' hair for a tent over the
tabernacle; eleven curtains shalt thou make
them. 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. 9 And thou shalt couple five curtains
by themselves, and six curtains by themselves,
and shalt double over the sixth curtain in the
forefront of the tent. 10 And thou shalt make
fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is
outmost in the first set, and fifty loops upon the
edge of the curtain which is outmost in the
second set. 11 And thou shalt make fifty clasps
of brass, and put the clasps into the loops, and
couple the tent together, that it may be one. 12
And as for the overhanging part that remaineth
of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that
remaineth over shall hang over the back of the
tabernacle. 13 And the cubit on the one side,
and the cubit on the other side, of that which
remaineth over in the length of the curtains of
the tent, shall hang over the sides of the
tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover
it. 14 And thou shalt make a covering for the
tent of rams' skins dyed red and a covering of
sealskins above.
15 And thou shalt make the boards for the
tabernacle of acacia-wood, standing up. 16 Ten
cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit
and a half the breadth of each board. 17 Two
tenons shall there be in each board, joined one
to another; thus shalt thou make for all the
boards of the tabernacle. 18 And thou shalt
make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty
boards for the south side southward: 19 And
thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under
the twenty boards: two sockets under one board
for its two tenons, and two sockets under
another board for its two tenons; 20 and for the
second side of the tabernacle, on the north side,
twenty boards. 21 And their forty sockets of
silver: two sockets under one board, and two
sockets under another board. 22 And for the
hinder part of the tabernacle westward thou
shalt make six boards. 23 And two boards shalt
thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in
the hinder part. 24 And they shall be double
beneath, and in like manner they shall be
complete unto the top thereof unto the first ring;
thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for
the two corners. 25 Thus there shall be eight
boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen
sockets: two sockets under one board, and two
sockets under another board. 26 And thou shalt
make bars of acacia-wood: five for the boards
of the one side of the tabernacle, 27 and five
bars for the boards of the other side of the
tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the
side of the tabernacle, for the hinder part
westward; 28 and the middle bar in the midst of
the boards, which shall pass through from end
to end. 29 And thou shalt overlay the boards
with gold, and make their rings of gold for
holders for the bars; and thou shalt overlay the
bars with gold. 30 And thou shalt rear up the
tabernacle according to the fashion thereof
which hath been shown thee in the mount. 31
And thou shalt make a veil of blue, and purple,
and scarlet, and fine twined linen; with
cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall
it be made. 32 And thou shalt hang it upon four
pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks
being of gold, upon four sockets of silver. 33
And thou 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
divide unto you between the holy place and the
most holy. 34 And thou shalt put the ark-cover
upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy
place. 35 And thou shalt set the table without
the veil, and the candlestick over against the
table on the side of the tabernacle toward the
south; and thou shalt put the table on the north
side. 36 And thou shalt make a screen for the
door of the Tent, of blue, and purple, and
scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the
weaver in colours. 37 And thou shalt make for
the screen five pillars of acacia, and overlay
them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold; and
thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.


1 And thou shalt make the altar of acacia-wood,
five cubits long, and five cubits broad;
the altar shall be four-square; and the height
thereof shall be three cubits. 2 And thou shalt
make the horns of it upon the four corners
thereof; the horns thereof shall be of one piece
with it; and thou shalt overlay it with brass. 3
And thou shalt make its pots to take away its
ashes, and its shovels, and its basins, and its
flesh-hooks, and its fire-pans; all the vessels
thereof thou shalt make of brass. 4 And thou
shalt make for it a grating of network of brass;
and upon the net shalt thou make four brazen
rings in the four corners thereof. 5 And thou
shalt put it under the ledge round the altar
beneath, that the net may reach halfway up the
altar. 6 And thou shalt make staves for the
altar, staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them
with brass. 7 And the staves thereof shall be put
into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the
two sides of the altar, in bearing it. 8 Hollow
with planks shalt thou make it; as it hath been
shown thee in the mount, so shall they make it.
9 And thou shalt make the court of the
tabernacle: for the south side southward there
shall be hangings for the court of fine twined
linen a hundred cubits long for one side. 10 And
the pillars thereof shall be twenty, and their
sockets twenty, of brass; the hooks of the pillars
and their fillets shall be of silver. 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. 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. 13 And
the breadth of the court on the east side
eastward shall be fifty cubits. 14 The hangings
for the one side [of the gate] shall be fifteen
cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
15 And for the other side shall be hangings of
fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their
sockets three. 16 And for the gate of the court
shall be a screen of twenty cubits, of blue, and
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, the
work of the weaver in colours: their pillars four,
and their sockets four. 17 All the pillars of the
court round about shall be filleted with silver;
their hooks of silver, and their sockets of brass.
18 The length of the court shall be a hundred
cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and
the height five cubits, of fine twined linen, and
their sockets of brass. 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. 20 And thou shalt command
the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee
pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a
lamp to burn continually. 21 In the tent of
meeting, without the veil which is before the
testimony, Aaron and his sons shall set it in
order, to burn from evening to morning before
the LORD; it shall be a statute for ever
throughout their generations on the behalf of
the children of Israel.


1 And bring thou near unto thee Aaron thy
brother, and his sons with him, from among the
children of Israel, that they may minister unto
Me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab
and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
2 And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron
thy brother, for splendour and for beauty. 3
And thou 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. 4 And these are the garments
which they shall make: a breastplate, and an
ephod, and a robe, and a tunic of chequer work,
a mitre, and a girdle; and they shall make holy
garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons,
that he may minister unto Me in the priest's
office. 5 And they shall take the gold, and the
blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the
fine linen.
6 And they shall make the ephod of gold, of
blue, and purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen,
the work of the skilful workman. 7 It shall have
two shoulder-pieces joined to the two ends
thereof, that it may be joined together. 8 And
the skilfully woven band, which is upon it,
wherewith to gird it on, shall be like the work
thereof and of the same piece: of gold, of blue,
and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 9
And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave
on them the names of the children of Israel: 10
six of their names on the one stone, and the
names of the six that remain on the other stone,
according to their birth. 11 With the work of an
engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet,
shalt thou engrave the two stones, according to
the names of the children of Israel; thou shalt
make them to be inclosed in settings of gold. 12
And thou shalt put the two stones upon the
shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be stones of
memorial for the children of Israel; and Aaron
shall bear their names before the LORD upon
his two shoulders for a memorial. 13 And thou
shalt make settings of gold; 14 and two chains
of pure gold; of plaited thread shalt thou make
them, of wreathen work; and thou shalt put the
wreathen chains on the settings. 15 And thou
shalt make a breastplate of judgment, the work
of the skilful workman; like the work of the
ephod thou shalt make it: of gold, of blue, and
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, shalt
thou make it. 16 Four-square it shall be and
double: a span shall be the length thereof, and a
span the breadth thereof. 17 And thou shalt set
in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a
row of carnelian, topaz, and smaragd shall be
the first row; 18 and the second row a
carbuncle, a sapphire, and an emerald; 19 and
the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an
amethyst; 20 and the fourth row a beryl, and an
onyx, and a jasper; they shall be inclosed in
gold in their settings. 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. 22
And thou shalt make upon the breastplate
plaited chains of wreathen work of pure gold.
23 And thou shalt make upon the breastplate
two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on
the two ends of the breastplate. 24 And thou
shalt put the two wreathen chains of gold on the
two rings at the ends of the breastplate. 25 And
the other two ends of the two wreathen chains
thou shalt put on the two settings, and put them
on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, in the
forepart thereof. 26 And thou shalt make two
rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the
two ends of the breastplate, upon the edge
thereof, which is toward the side of the ephod
inward. 27 And thou shalt make two rings of
gold, and shalt put them on the two
shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, in the forepart
thereof, close by the coupling thereof, above the
skilfully woven band of the ephod. 28 And they
shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof
unto the rings of the ephod with a thread of
blue, that it may be upon the skilfully woven
band of the ephod, and that the breastplate be
not loosed from the ephod. 29 And Aaron shall
bear the names of the children of Israel in the
breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when
he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial
before the LORD continually. 30 And thou 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 LORD; and
Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of
Israel upon his heart before the LORD
continually. 31 And thou shalt make the robe of
the ephod all of blue. 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. 33 And upon the skirts of it
thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and of
purple, and of scarlet, round about the skirts
thereof; and bells of gold between them round
about: 34 a golden bell and a pomegranate, a
golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts
of the robe round about. 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 LORD, and when he cometh out,
that he die not. 36 And thou shalt make a plate
of pure gold, and engrave upon it, like the
engravings of a signet: HOLY TO THE LORD.
37 And thou shalt put it on a thread of blue,
and it shall be upon the mitre; upon the
forefront of the mitre it shall be. 38 And it shall
be upon Aaron's forehead, and Aaron shall bear
the iniquity committed in the holy things, which
the children of Israel shall hallow, even in all
their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his
forehead, that they may be accepted before the
LORD. 39 And thou shalt weave the tunic in
chequer work of fine linen, and thou shalt make
a mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make a
girdle, the work of the weaver in colours. 40 And
for Aaron's sons thou shalt make tunics, and
thou shalt make for them girdles, and head-tires
shalt thou make for them, for splendour and for
beauty. 41 And thou shalt put them upon
Aaron thy brother, and upon his sons with him;
and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them,
and sanctify them, that they may minister unto
Me in the priest's office. 42 And thou shalt
make them linen breeches to cover the flesh of
their nakedness; from the loins even unto the
thighs they shall reach. 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.


1 And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto
them to hallow them, to minister unto Me in the
priest's office: take one young bullock and two
rams without blemish, 2 and unleavened bread,
and cakes unleavened mingled with oil, and
wafers unleavened spread with oil; of fine
wheaten flour shalt thou make them. 3 And
thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring
them in the basket, with the bullock and the two
rams. 4 And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring
unto the door of the tent of meeting, and shalt
wash them with water. 5 And thou shalt take
the garments, and put upon Aaron the tunic,
and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and
the breastplate, and gird him with the skilfully
woven band of the ephod. 6 And thou shalt set
the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown
upon the mitre. 7 Then shalt thou take the
anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and
anoint him. 8 And thou shalt bring his sons, and
put tunics upon them. 9 And thou shalt gird
them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and bind
head-tires on them; and they shall have the
priesthood by a perpetual statute; and thou
shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. 10 And
thou shalt bring the bullock before the tent of
meeting; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their
hands upon the head of the bullock. 11 And
thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, at
the door of the tent of meeting. 12 And thou
shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it
upon the horns of the altar with thy finger; and
thou shalt pour out all the remaining blood at
the base of the altar. 13 And thou shalt take all
the fat that covereth the inwards, and the lobe
above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the
fat that is upon them, and make them smoke
upon the altar. 14 But the flesh of the bullock,
and its skin, and its dung, shalt thou burn with
fire without the camp; it is a sin-offering. 15
Thou shalt also take the one ram; and Aaron
and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head
of the ram. 16 And thou shalt slay the ram, and
thou shalt take its blood, and dash it round
about against the altar. 17 And thou shalt cut
the ram into its pieces, and wash its inwards,
and its legs, and put them with its pieces, and
with its head. 18 And thou shalt make the whole
ram smoke upon the altar; it is a burnt-offering
unto the LORD; it is a sweet savour, an offering
made by fire unto the LORD. 19 And thou shalt
take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons
shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram.
20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of its
blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of
Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his
sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand,
and upon the great toe of their right foot, and
dash the blood against the altar round about. 21
And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon
the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it
upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon
his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with
him; and he and his garments shall be hallowed,
and his sons and his sons' garments with him. 22
Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat, and the
fat tail, and the fat that covereth the inwards,
and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys,
and the fat that is upon them, and the right
thigh; for it is a ram of consecration; 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 LORD. 24 And thou
shalt put the whole upon the hands of Aaron,
and upon the hands of his sons; and shalt wave
them for a wave-offering before the LORD. 25
And thou shalt take them from their hands, and
make them smoke on the altar upon the
burnt-offering, for a sweet savour before the LORD; it
is an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 26
And thou shalt take the breast of Aaron's ram
of consecration, and wave it for a
wave-offering before the LORD; and it shall be thy
portion. 27 And thou 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 Aaron's, and of that which is his sons'.
28 And it shall be for Aaron and his sons as a
due for ever from the children of Israel; for it is
a heave-offering; and it shall be a
heave-offering from the children of Israel of their
sacrifices of peace-offerings, even their
heave-offering unto the LORD. 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. 30 Seven days shall the
son that is priest in his stead put them on, even
he who cometh into the tent of meeting to
minister in the holy place. 31 And thou shalt
take the ram of consecration, and seethe its
flesh in a holy place. 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. 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. 34 And if
aught of the flesh of the consecration, or of the
bread, remain unto the morning, then thou shalt
burn the remainder with fire; it shall not be
eaten, because it is holy. 35 And thus shalt thou
do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all
that I have commanded thee; seven days shalt
thou consecrate them. 36 And every day shalt
thou offer the bullock of sin-offering, beside the
other offerings of atonement; and thou shalt do
the purification upon the altar when thou
makest atonement for it; and thou shalt anoint
it, to sanctify it. 37 Seven days thou shalt make
atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; thus
shall the altar be most holy; whatsoever
toucheth the altar shall be holy. 38 Now this is
that which thou shalt offer upon the altar: two
lambs of the first year day by day continually.
39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the
morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at
dusk. 40 And with the one lamb a tenth part of
an ephah of fine flour mingled with the fourth
part of a hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part
of a hin of wine for a drink-offering. 41 And the
other lamb thou shalt offer at dusk, and shalt
do thereto according to the meal-offering of the
morning, and according to the drink-offering
thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made
by fire unto the LORD. 42 It shall be a
continual burnt-offering throughout your
generations at the door of the tent of meeting
before the LORD, where I will meet with you, to
speak there unto thee. 43 And there I will meet
with the children of Israel; and [the Tent] shall
be sanctified by My glory. 44 And I will sanctify
the tent of meeting, and the altar; Aaron also
and his sons will I sanctify, to minister to Me in
the priest's office. 45 And I will dwell among the
children of Israel, and will be their God. 46 And
they shall know that I am the LORD their God,
that brought them forth out of the land of
Egypt, that I may dwell among them. I am the
LORD their God.


1 And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense
upon; of acacia-wood shalt thou make it. 2 A
cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the
breadth thereof; foursquare shall it be; and two
cubits shall be the height thereof; the horns
thereof shall be of one piece with it. 3 And thou
shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof,
and the sides thereof round about, and the
horns thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a
crown of gold round about. 4 And two golden
rings shalt thou make for it under the crown
thereof, upon the two ribs thereof, upon the two
sides of it shalt thou make them; and they shall
be for places for staves wherewith to bear it. 5
And thou shalt make the staves of acacia-wood,
and overlay them with gold. 6 And thou
shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of
the testimony, before the ark-cover that is over
the testimony, where I will meet with thee. 7
And Aaron shall burn thereon incense of sweet
spices; every morning, when he dresseth the
lamps, he shall burn it. 8 And when Aaron
lighteth the lamps at dusk, he shall burn it, a
perpetual incense before the LORD throughout
your generations. 9 Ye shall offer no strange
incense thereon, nor burnt-offering, nor
meal-offering; and ye shall pour no drink-offering
thereon. 10 And Aaron shall make atonement
upon the horns of it once in the year; with the
blood of the sin-offering of atonement once in
the year shall he make atonement for it
throughout your generations; it is most holy
unto the LORD.'
11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
12 'When thou takest the sum of the children of
Israel, according to their number, then shall they
give every man a ransom for his soul unto the
LORD, when thou numberest them; that there
be no plague among them, when thou
numberest them. 13 This they shall give, every
one that passeth among them that are
numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the
sanctuary -- the shekel is twenty gerahs -- half a
shekel for an offering to the LORD. 14 Every
one that passeth among them that are
numbered, from twenty years old and upward,
shall give the offering of the LORD. 15 The rich
shall not give more, and the poor shall not give
less, than the half shekel, when they give the
offering of the LORD, to make atonement for
your souls. 16 And thou shalt take the
atonement money from the children of Israel,
and shalt appoint it for the service of the tent of
meeting, that it may be a memorial for the
children of Israel before the LORD, to make
atonement for your souls.'
17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
18 'Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and
the base thereof of brass, whereat to wash; and
thou shalt put it between the tent of meeting
and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.
19 And Aaron and his sons shall wash their
hands and their feet thereat; 20 when they go
into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with
water, that they die not; or when they come
near to the altar to minister, to cause an offering
made by fire to smoke unto the LORD; 21 so
they shall wash their hands and their feet, that
they die not; and it shall be a statute for ever to
them, even to him and to his seed throughout
their generations.'
22 Moreover the LORD spoke unto Moses,
saying: 23 'Take thou also unto thee the chief
spices, of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels,
and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two
hundred and fifty, and of sweet calamus two
hundred and fifty, 24 and of cassia five
hundred, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and
of olive oil a hin. 25 And thou shalt make it a
holy anointing oil, a perfume compounded after
the art of the perfumer; it shall be a holy
anointing oil. 26 And thou shalt anoint
therewith the tent of meeting, and the ark of the
testimony, 27 and the table and all the vessels
thereof, and the candlestick and the vessels
thereof, and the altar of incense, 28 and the
altar of burnt-offering with all the vessels
thereof, and the laver and the base thereof. 29
And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be
most holy; whatsoever toucheth them shall be
holy. 30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his
sons, and sanctify them, that they may minister
unto Me in the priest's office. 31 And thou shalt
speak unto the children of Israel, saying: This
shall be a holy anointing oil unto Me throughout
your generations. 32 Upon the flesh of man
shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any
like it, according to the composition thereof; it is
holy, and it shall be holy unto you. 33
Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or
whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, he
shall be cut off from his people.' 34 And the
LORD said unto Moses: 'Take unto thee sweet
spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum;
sweet spices with pure frankincense; of each
shall there be a like weight. 35 And thou shalt
make of it incense, a perfume after the art of
the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy.
36 And thou 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. 37 And the incense which
thou shalt make, according to the composition
thereof ye shall not make for yourselves; it shall
be unto thee holy for the LORD. 38 Whosoever
shall make like unto that, to smell thereof, he
shall be cut off from his people.'


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


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 a god who shall go
before us; for as for this Moses, the man that
brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we
know not what is become of him.' 2 And Aaron
said unto them: 'Break off the golden rings,
which are in the ears of your wives, of your
sons, and of your daughters, and bring them
unto me.' 3 And all the people broke off the
golden rings which were in their ears, and
brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he received it
at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving
tool, and made it a molten calf; and they said:
'This is thy god, O Israel, which brought thee up
out of the land of Egypt.' 5 And when Aaron
saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron
made proclamation, and said: 'To-morrow shall
be a feast to the LORD.' 6 And they rose up
early on the morrow, and offered
burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the
people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up
to make merry.
7 And the LORD spoke unto Moses: 'Go, get
thee down; for thy people, that thou broughtest
up out of the land of Egypt, have dealt
corruptly; 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: This is thy god, O Israel, which brought
thee up out of the land of Egypt.' 9 And the
LORD said unto Moses: 'I have seen this
people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people.
10 Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath
may wax hot against them, and that I may
consume them; and I will make of thee a great
nation.' 11 And Moses besought the LORD his
God, and said: 'LORD, why doth Thy wrath
wax hot against Thy people, that Thou hast
brought forth out of the land of Egypt with
great power and with a mighty hand? 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 Thy fierce wrath,
and repent of this evil against Thy people. 13
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Thy
servants, to whom Thou didst swear by Thine
own self, and saidst unto them: I will multiply
your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this
land that I have spoken of will I give unto your
seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.' 14 And
the LORD repented of the evil which He said He
would do unto His people.
15 And Moses turned, and went down from the
mount, with the two tables of the testimony in
his hand; tables that were written on both their
sides; on the one side and on the other were
they written. 16 And the tables were the work of
God, and the writing was the writing of God,
graven upon the tables. 17 And when Joshua
heard the noise of the people as they shouted,
he said unto Moses: 'There is a noise of war in
the camp.' 18 And he said: 'It is not the voice of
them that shout for mastery, neither is it the
voice of them that cry for being overcome, but
the noise of them that sing do I hear.' 19 And it
came 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 broke them
beneath the mount. 20 And he took the calf
which they had made, and burnt it with fire, and
ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the
water, and made the children of Israel drink of
it. 21 And Moses said unto Aaron: 'What did
this people unto thee, that thou hast brought a
great sin upon them?' 22 And Aaron said: 'Let
not the anger of my lord wax hot; thou knowest
the people, that they are set on evil. 23 So they
said unto me: Make us a god, which shall go
before us; for as for this Moses, the man that
brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we
know not what is become of him. 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.' 25
And when Moses saw that the people were
broken loose -- for Aaron had let them loose for
a derision among their enemies -- 26 then Moses
stood in the gate of the camp, and said: 'Whoso
is on the LORD'S side, let him come unto me.'
And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves
together unto him. 27 And he said unto them:
'Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel: Put ye
every man his sword upon his thigh, and go to
and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp,
and slay every man his brother, and every man
his companion, and every man his neighbour.'
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. 29 And Moses
said: 'Consecrate yourselves to-day to the
LORD, for every man hath been against his son
and against his brother; that He may also
bestow upon you a blessing this day.' 30 And it
came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said
unto the people: 'Ye have sinned a great sin;
and now I will go up unto the LORD,
peradventure I shall make atonement for your
sin.' 31 And Moses returned unto the LORD,
and said: 'Oh, this people have sinned a great
sin, and have made them a god of gold. 32 Yet
now, if Thou wilt forgive their sin --; and if not,
blot me, I pray Thee, out of Thy book which
Thou hast written.' 33 And the LORD said unto
Moses: 'Whosoever hath sinned against Me,
him will I blot out of My book. 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.' 35 And the
LORD smote the people, because they made
the calf, which Aaron made.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses: 'Depart, go
up hence, thou and the people that thou hast
brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the
land of which I swore unto Abraham, to Isaac,
and to Jacob, saying: Unto thy seed will I give
it -- 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 -- 3 unto a land flowing with milk and
honey; for I will not go up in the midst of thee;
for thou art a stiffnecked people; lest I consume
thee in the way.' 4 And when the people heard
these evil tidings, they mourned; and no man
did put on him his ornaments. 5 And the LORD
said unto Moses: 'Say unto the children of
Israel: Ye are a stiffnecked people; if I go up
into the midst of thee for one moment, I shall
consume thee; therefore now put off thy
ornaments from thee, that I may know what to
do unto thee.' 6 And the children of Israel
stripped themselves of their ornaments from
mount Horeb onward. 7 Now Moses used to
take the tent and to pitch it without the camp,
afar off from the camp; and he called it the tent
of meeting. And it came to pass, that every one
that sought the LORD went out unto the tent of
meeting, which was without the camp. 8 And it
came to pass, when Moses went out unto the
Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood,
every man at his tent door, and looked after
Moses, until he was gone into the Tent. 9 And it
came to pass, when Moses entered into the
Tent, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at
the door of the Tent; and [the LORD] spoke
with Moses. 10 And when all the people saw the
pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent, all
the people rose up and worshipped, every man
at his tent door. 11 And the LORD spoke unto
Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his
friend. And he would return into the camp; but
his minister Joshua, the son of Nun, a young
man, departed not out of the Tent.
12 And Moses said unto the LORD: 'See, Thou
sayest unto me: Bring up this people; and Thou
hast not let me know whom Thou wilt send with
me. Yet Thou hast said: I know thee by name,
and thou hast also found grace in My sight. 13
Now therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found
grace in Thy sight, show me now Thy ways, that
I may know Thee, to the end that I may find
grace in Thy sight; and consider that this nation
is Thy people.' 14 And He said: 'My presence
shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.' 15
And he said unto Him: 'If Thy presence go not
with me, carry us not up hence. 16 For wherein
now shall it be known that I have found grace
in Thy sight, I and Thy people? is it not in that
Thou goest with us, so that we are distinguished,
I and Thy people, from all the people that are
upon the face of the earth?'
17 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'I will do
this thing also that thou hast spoken, for thou
hast found grace in My sight, and I know thee
by name.' 18 And he said: 'Show me, I pray
Thee, Thy glory.' 19 And He said: 'I will make
all My goodness pass before thee, and will
proclaim the name of the LORD before thee;
and I will be gracious to whom I will be
gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will
show mercy.' 20 And He said: 'Thou canst not
see My face, for man shall not see Me and live.'
21 And the LORD said: 'Behold, there is a place
by Me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock. 22
And it shall come to pass, while My glory
passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the
rock, and will cover thee with My hand until I
have passed by. 23 And I will take away My
hand, and thou shalt see My back; but My face
shall not be seen.'


1 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Hew thee
two tables of stone like unto the first; and I will
write upon the tables the words that were on the
first tables, which thou didst break. 2 And be
ready by the morning, and come up in the
morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself
there to Me on the top of the mount. 3 And no
man shall come up with thee, neither let any
man be seen throughout all the mount; neither
let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.'
4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto
the first; and Moses rose up early in the
morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the
LORD had commanded him, and took in his
hand two tables of stone. 5 And the LORD
descended in the cloud, and stood with him
there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6
And the LORD passed by before him, and
proclaimed: 'The LORD, the LORD, God,
merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and
abundant in goodness and truth; 7 keeping
mercy unto the thousandth generation,
forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; and
that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children,
and upon the children's children, unto the third
and unto the fourth generation.' 8 And Moses
made haste, and bowed his head toward the
earth, and worshipped. 9 And he said: 'If now I
have found grace in Thy sight, O Lord, let the
Lord, I pray Thee, go in the midst of us; for it is
a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity
and our sin, and take us for Thine inheritance.'
10 And He said: 'Behold, I make a covenant;
before all thy people I will do marvels, such as
have not been wrought in all the earth, nor in
any nation; and all the people among which
thou art shall see the work of the LORD that I
am about to do with thee, that it is tremendous.
11 Observe thou that which I am commanding
thee this day; behold, I am driving out before
thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the
Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the
Jebusite. 12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou
make a covenant with the inhabitants of the
land whither thou goest, lest they be for a snare
in the midst of thee. 13 But ye shall break down
their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and
ye shall cut down their Asherim. 14 For thou
shalt bow down to no other god; for the LORD,
whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God; 15 lest
thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of
the land, and they go astray after their gods,
and do sacrifice unto their gods, and they call
thee, and thou eat of their sacrifice; 16 and
thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and
their daughters go astray after their gods, and
make thy sons go astray after their gods. 17
Thou shalt make thee no molten gods. 18 The
feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep.
Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as
I commanded thee, at the time appointed in the
month Abib, for in the month Abib thou camest
out from Egypt. 19 All that openeth the womb
is Mine; and of all thy cattle thou shalt sanctify
the males, the firstlings of ox and sheep. 20 And
the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a
lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou
shalt break its neck. All the first-born of thy
sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear
before Me empty. 21 Six days thou shalt work,
but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; in
plowing time and in harvest thou shalt rest. 22
And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, even
of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast
of ingathering at the turn of the year. 23 Three
times in the year shall all thy males appear
before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel. 24 For I
will cast out nations before thee, and enlarge
thy borders; neither shall any man covet thy
land, when thou goest up to appear before the
LORD thy God three times in the year. 25 Thou
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.
26 The choicest first-fruits of thy land thou
shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy
God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in its mother's
milk.'
27 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Write thou
these words, for after the tenor of these words I
have made a covenant with thee and with
Israel.' 28 And he was there with the LORD
forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat
bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the
tables the words of the covenant, the ten words.
29 And it came to pass, when Moses came
down from mount Sinai with the two tables of
the testimony in Moses' hand, when he came
down from the mount, that Moses knew not
that the skin of his face sent forth beams while
He talked with him. 30 And when Aaron and all
the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the
skin of his face sent forth beams; and they were
afraid to come nigh him. 31 And Moses called
unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the
congregation returned unto him; and Moses
spoke to them. 32 And afterward all the
children of Israel came nigh, and he gave them
in commandment all that the LORD had
spoken with him in mount Sinai. 33 And when
Moses had done speaking with them, he put a
veil on his face. 34 But when Moses went in
before the LORD that He might speak with him,
he took the veil off, until he came out; and he
came out; and spoke unto the children of Israel
that which he was commanded. 35 And the
children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that
the skin of Moses' face sent forth beams; and
Moses put the veil back upon his face, until he
went in to speak with Him.


1 And Moses assembled all the congregation of
the children of Israel, and said unto them:
'These are the words which the LORD hath
commanded, that ye should do them. 2 Six
days shall work be done, but on the seventh day
there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of
solemn rest to the LORD; whosoever doeth any
work therein shall be put to death. 3 Ye shall
kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon
the sabbath day.'
4 And Moses spoke unto all the congregation of
the children of Israel, saying: 'This is the thing
which the LORD commanded, saying: 5 Take
ye from among you an offering unto the LORD,
whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it,
the LORD'S offering: gold, and silver, and brass;
6 and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine
linen, and goats' hair; 7 and rams' skins dyed
red, and sealskins, and acacia-wood; 8 and oil
for the light, and spices for the anointing oil, and
for the sweet incense; 9 and onyx stones, and
stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the
breastplate. 10 And let every wise-hearted man
among you come, and make all that the LORD
hath commanded: 11 the tabernacle, its tent,
and its covering, its clasps, and its boards, its
bars, its pillars, and its sockets; 12 the ark, and
the staves thereof, the ark-cover, and the veil of
the screen; 13 the table, and its staves, and all
its vessels, and the showbread; 14 the
candlestick also for the light, and its vessels, and
its lamps, and the oil for the light; 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; 16 the altar of burnt-offering, with
its grating of brass, its staves, and all its vessels,
the laver and its base; 17 the hangings of the
court, the pillars thereof, and their sockets, and
the screen for the gate of the court; 18 the pins
of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and
their cords; 19 the plaited 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.' 20 And all
the congregation of the children of Israel
departed from the presence of Moses. 21 And
they came, every one whose heart stirred him
up, and every one whom his spirit made willing,
and brought the LORD'S offering, for the work
of the tent of meeting, and for all the service
thereof, and for the holy garments. 22 And they
came, both men and women, as many as were
willing-hearted, and brought nose-rings, and
ear-rings, and signet-rings, and girdles, all jewels
of gold; even every man that brought an offering
of gold unto the LORD. 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. 24 Every
one that did set apart an offering of silver and
brass brought the LORD'S offering; and every
man, with whom was found acacia-wood for
any work of the service, brought it. 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. 26 And all the women whose
heart stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats'
hair. 27 And the rulers brought the onyx stones,
and the stones to be set, for the ephod, and for
the breastplate; 28 and the spice, and the oil, for
the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the
sweet incense. 29 The children of Israel brought
a freewill-offering unto the LORD; every man
and woman, whose heart made them willing to
bring for all the work, which the LORD had
commanded by the hand of Moses to be made.
30 And Moses said unto the children of Israel:
'See, the LORD hath called by name Bezalel the
son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
31 And He hath filled him with the spirit of God,
in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge,
and in all manner of workmanship. 32 And to
devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in
silver, and in brass, 33 and in cutting of stones
for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in
all manner of skilful workmanship. 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 Them hath He filled with wisdom of
heart, to work all manner of workmanship, of
the craftsman, and of the skilful workman, and
of the weaver in colours, in blue, and in purple,
in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver,
even of them that do any workmanship, and of
those that devise skilful works.


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


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. 2 And he overlaid it
with pure gold within and without, and made a
crown of gold to it round about. 3 And he cast
for it four rings of gold, in the four feet thereof:
even two rings on the one side of it, and two
rings on the other side of it. 4 And he made
staves of acacia-wood, and overlaid them with
gold. 5 And he put the staves into the rings on
the sides of the ark, to bear the ark. 6 And he
made an ark-cover of pure gold: two cubits and
a half was the length thereof, and a cubit and a
half the breadth thereof. 7 And he made two
cherubim of gold: of beaten work made he
them, at the two ends of the ark-cover: 8 one
cherub at the one end, and one cherub at the
other end; of one piece with the ark-cover made
he the cherubim at the two ends thereof. 9 And
the cherubim spread out their wings on high,
screening the ark-cover with their wings, with
their faces one to another; toward the ark-cover
were the faces of the cherubim.
10 And he made the table of acacia-wood: two
cubits was the length thereof, and a cubit the
breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the
height thereof. 11 And he overlaid it with pure
gold, and made thereto a crown of gold round
about. 12 And he made unto it a border of a
hand-breadth round about, and made a golden
crown to the border thereof round about. 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. 14 Close by the border were the
rings, the holders for the staves to bear the table.
15 And he made the staves of acacia-wood,
and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table.
16 And he made the vessels which were upon
the table, the dishes thereof, and the pans
thereof, and the bowls thereof, and the jars
thereof, wherewith to pour out, of pure gold.
17 And he made the candlestick of pure gold:
of beaten work made he the candlestick, even
its base, and its shaft; its cups, its knops, and its
flowers, were of one piece with it. 18 And there
were six branches going out of the sides thereof:
three branches of the candlestick out of the one
side thereof, and three branches of the
candlestick out of the other side thereof; 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. 20 And in the
candlestick were four cups made like
almond-blossoms, the knops thereof, and the flowers
thereof; 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. 22 Their knops and
their branches were of one piece with it; the
whole of it was one beaten work of pure gold.
23 And he made the lamps thereof, seven, and
the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof,
of pure gold. 24 Of a talent of pure gold made
he it, and all the vessels thereof.
25 And he made the altar of incense of acacia-wood:
a cubit was the length thereof, and a
cubit the breadth thereof, four-square; and two
cubits was the height thereof; the horns thereof
were of one piece with it. 26 And he overlaid it
with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides
thereof round about, and the horns of it; and he
made unto it a crown of gold round about. 27
And he made for it two golden rings under the
crown thereof, upon the two ribs thereof, upon
the two sides of it, for holders for staves
wherewith to bear it. 28 And he made the staves
of acacia-wood, and overlaid them with gold.
29 And he made the holy anointing oil, and the
pure incense of sweet spices, after the art of the
perfumer.


1 And he made the altar of burnt-offering of
acacia-wood: five cubits was the length thereof,
and five cubits the breadth thereof, four-square,
and three cubits the height thereof. 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. 3 And he made all
the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the
shovels, and the basins, the flesh-hooks, and the
fire-pans; all the vessels thereof made he of
brass. 4 And he made for the altar a grating of
network of brass, under the ledge round it
beneath, reaching halfway up. 5 And he cast
four rings for the four ends of the grating of
brass, to be holders for the staves. 6 And he
made the staves of acacia-wood, and overlaid
them with brass. 7 And he put the staves into
the rings on the sides of the altar, wherewith to
bear it; he made it hollow with planks. 8 And he
made the laver of brass, and the base thereof of
brass, of the mirrors of the serving women that
did service at the door of the tent of meeting. 9
And he made the court; for the south side
southward the hangings of the court were of
fine twined linen, a hundred cubits. 10 Their
pillars were twenty, and their sockets twenty, of
brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets
were of silver. 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. 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. 13 And for the
east side eastward fifty cubits. 14 The hangings
for the one side [of the gate] were fifteen cubits;
their pillars three, and their sockets three. 15
And so for the other side; on this hand and that
hand by the gate of the court were hangings of
fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their
sockets three. 16 All the hangings of the court
round about were of fine twined linen. 17 And
the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the
hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver; and
the overlaying of their capitals of silver; and all
the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.
18 And the screen for the gate of the court was
the work of the weaver in colours, of blue, and
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; and
twenty cubits was the length, and the height in
the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the
hangings of the court. 19 And their pillars were
four, and their sockets four, of brass; their
hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their
capitals and their fillets of silver. 20 And all the
pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round
about, were of brass. 21 These are the accounts
of the tabernacle, even the tabernacle of the
testimony, as they were rendered according to
the commandment of Moses, through the
service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar,
the son of Aaron the priest.-- 22 And Bezalel the
son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
made all that the LORD commanded Moses. 23
And with him was Oholiab, the son of
Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a craftsman,
and a skilful workman, and a weaver in colours,
in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine
linen.-- 24 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. 25 And the
silver of them that were numbered of the
congregation was a hundred talents, and a
thousand seven hundred and three-score and
fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the
sanctuary: 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 are
numbered, from twenty years old and upward,
for six hundred thousand and three thousand
and five hundred and fifty men. 27 And the
hundred talents of silver were for casting the
sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the
veil: a hundred sockets for the hundred talents,
a talent for a socket. 28 And of the thousand
seven hundred seventy and five shekels he
made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their
capitals, and made fillets for them. 29 And the
brass of the offering was seventy talents and
two thousand and four hundred shekels. 30 And
therewith he made the sockets to the door of the
tent of meeting, and the brazen altar, and the
brazen grating for it, and all the vessels of the
altar, 31 and the sockets of the court round
about, and the sockets of the gate of the court,
and all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the
pins of the court round about.


1 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they
made plaited garments, for ministering in the
holy place, and made the holy garments for
Aaron, as the LORD commanded Moses.
2 And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen. 3 And
they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it
into threads, to work it in the blue, and in the
purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen,
the work of the skilful workman. 4 They made
shoulder-pieces for it, joined together; at the two
ends was it joined together. 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 LORD
commanded Moses. 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. 7 And he put
them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, to be
stones of memorial for the children of Israel, as
the LORD commanded Moses.
8 And he made the breastplate, the work of the
skilful workman, like the work of the ephod: of
gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine
twined linen. 9 It was four-square; they made
the breastplate double; a span was the length
thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being
double. 10 And they set in it four rows of
stones: a row of carnelian, topaz, and smaragd
was the first row. 11 And the second row, a
carbuncle, a sapphire, and an emerald. 12 And
the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an
amethyst. 13 And the fourth row, a beryl, an
onyx, and a jasper; they were inclosed in fittings
of gold in their settings. 14 And the stones were
according to the names of the children of Israel,
twelve, according to their names, like the
engravings of a signet, every one according to
his name, for the twelve tribes. 15 And they
made upon the breastplate plaited chains, of
wreathen work of pure gold. 16 And they made
two settings of gold, and two gold rings; and put
the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
17 And they put the two wreathen chains of
gold on the two rings at the ends of the
breastplate. 18 And the other two ends of the
two wreathen chains they put on the two
settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of
the ephod, in the forepart thereof. 19 And they
made two rings of gold, and put them upon the
two ends of the breastplate, upon the edge
thereof, which was toward the side of the ephod
inward. 20 And they made two rings of gold,
and put them on the two shoulder-pieces of the
ephod underneath, in the forepart thereof, close
by the coupling thereof, above the skilfully
woven band of the ephod. 21 And they did bind
the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the
rings of the ephod with a thread of blue, that it
might be upon the skilfully woven band of the
ephod, and that the breastplate might not be
loosed from the ephod; as the LORD
commanded Moses.
22 And he made the robe of the ephod of
woven work, all of blue; 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. 24 And they made
upon the skirts of the robe pomegranates of
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen.
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: 26 a bell and a pomegranate, a
bell and a pomegranate, upon the skirts of the
robe round about, to minister in; as the LORD
commanded Moses. 27 And they made the
tunics of fine linen of woven work for Aaron,
and for his sons, 28 and the mitre of fine linen,
and the goodly head-tires of fine linen, and the
linen breeches of fine twined linen, 29 and the
girdle of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple,
and scarlet, the work of the weaver in colours;
as the LORD commanded Moses. 30 And they
made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold,
and wrote upon it a writing, like the engravings
of a signet: HOLY TO THE LORD. 31 And they
tied unto it a thread of blue, to fasten it upon
the mitre above; as the LORD commanded
Moses. 32 Thus was finished all the work of the
tabernacle of the tent of meeting; and the
children of Israel did according to all that the
LORD commanded Moses, so did they.
33 And they brought the tabernacle unto
Moses, the Tent, and all its furniture, its clasps,
its boards, its bars, and its pillars, and its
sockets; 34 and the covering of rams' skins
dyed red, and the covering of sealskins, and the
veil of the screen; 35 the ark of the testimony,
and the staves thereof, and the ark-cover; 36
the table, all the vessels thereof, and the
showbread; 37 the pure candlestick, the lamps
thereof, even the lamps to be set in order, and
all the vessels thereof, and the oil for the light;
38 and the golden altar, and the anointing oil,
and the sweet incense, and the screen for the
door of the Tent; 39 the brazen altar, and its
grating of brass, its staves, and all its vessels, the
laver and its base; 40 the hangings of the court,
its pillars, and its sockets, and the screen for the
gate of the court, the cords thereof, and the pins
thereof, and all the instruments of the service of
the tabernacle of the tent of meeting; 41 the
plaited 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. 42 According to all that the
LORD commanded Moses, so the children of
Israel did all the work. 43 And Moses saw all the
work, and, behold, they had done it; as the
LORD had commanded, even so had they done
it. And Moses blessed them.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
'On the first day of the first month shalt thou
rear up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. 3
And thou shalt put therein the ark of the
testimony, and thou shalt screen the ark with
the veil. 4 And thou shalt bring in the table, and
set in order the bread that is upon it; and thou
shalt bring in the candlestick, and light the
lamps thereof. 5 And thou shalt set the golden
altar for incense before the ark of the
testimony, and put the screen of the door to the
tabernacle. 6 And thou shalt set the altar of
burnt-offering before the door of the tabernacle
of the tent of meeting. 7 And thou shalt set the
laver between the tent of meeting and the altar,
and shalt put water therein. 8 And thou shalt set
up the court round about, and hang up the
screen of the gate of the court. 9 And thou shalt
take the anointing oil, and anoint the
tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt
hallow it, and all the furniture thereof; and it
shall be holy. 10 And thou shalt anoint the altar
of burnt-offering, and all its vessels, and
sanctify the altar; and the altar shall be most
holy. 11 And thou shalt anoint the laver and its
base, and sanctify it. 12 And thou shalt bring
Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tent of
meeting, and shalt wash them with water. 13
And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy
garments; and thou shalt anoint him, and
sanctify him, that he may minister unto Me in
the priest's office. 14 And thou shalt bring his
sons, and put tunics upon them. 15 And thou
shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their
father, that they may minister unto Me in the
priest's office; and their anointing shall be to
them for an everlasting priesthood throughout
their generations.' 16 Thus did Moses; according
to all that the LORD commanded him, so did
he. 17 And it came to pass in the first month in
the second year, on the first day of the month,
that the tabernacle was reared up. 18 And
Moses reared up the tabernacle, and laid its
sockets, and set up the boards thereof, and put
in the bars thereof, and reared up its pillars. 19
And he spread the tent over the tabernacle, and
put the covering of the tent above upon it; as
the LORD commanded Moses. 20 And he took
and put the testimony into the ark, and set the
staves on the ark, and put the ark-cover above
upon the ark. 21 And he brought the ark into
the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the screen,
and screened the ark of the testimony; as the
LORD commanded Moses. 22 And he put the
table in the tent of meeting, upon the side of the
tabernacle northward, without the veil. 23 And
he set a row of bread in order upon it before the
LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses. 24
And he put the candlestick in the tent of
meeting, over against the table, on the side of
the tabernacle southward. 25 And he lighted the
lamps before the LORD; as the LORD
commanded Moses. 26 And he put the golden
altar in the tent of meeting before the veil; 27
and he burnt thereon incense of sweet spices; as
the LORD commanded Moses. 28 And he put
the screen of the door to the tabernacle. 29 And
the altar of burnt-offering he set at the door of
the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and
offered upon it the burnt-offering and the
meal-offering; as the LORD commanded Moses. 30
And he set the laver between the tent of meeting
and the altar, and put water therein, wherewith
to wash; 31 that Moses and Aaron and his sons
might wash their hands and their feet thereat;
32 when they went into the tent of meeting, and
when they came near unto the altar, they
should wash; as the LORD commanded Moses.
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.
34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting,
and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
35 And Moses was not able to enter into the
tent of meeting, because the cloud abode
thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the
tabernacle.-- 36 And whenever the cloud was
taken up from over the tabernacle, the children
of Israel went onward, throughout all their
journeys. 37 But if the cloud was not taken up,
then they journeyed not till the day that it was
taken up. 38 For the cloud of the LORD was
upon the tabernacle by day, and there was fire
therein by night, in the sight of all the house of
Israel, throughout all their journeys.--


1 And the LORD called unto Moses, and spoke
unto him out of the tent of meeting, saying: 2
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them: When any man of you bringeth an
offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your
offering of the cattle, even of the herd or of the
flock. 3 If his offering be a burnt-offering of the
herd, he shall offer it a male without blemish; he
shall bring it to the door of the tent of meeting,
that he may be accepted before the LORD. 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. 5 And he shall kill
the bullock before the LORD; and Aaron's sons,
the priests, shall present the blood, and dash the
blood round about against the altar that is at
the door of the tent of meeting. 6 And he shall
flay the burnt-offering, and cut it into its pieces.
7 And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire
upon the altar, and lay wood in order upon the
fire. 8 And Aaron's sons, the priests, shall lay the
pieces, and the head, and the suet, in order upon
the wood that is on the fire which is upon the
altar; 9 but its inwards and its legs shall he wash
with water; and the priest shall make the whole
smoke on the altar, for a burnt-offering, an
offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto
the LORD. 10 And if his offering be of the
flock, whether of the sheep, or of the goats, for
a burnt-offering, he shall offer it a male without
blemish. 11 And he shall kill it on the side of the
altar northward before the LORD; and Aaron's
sons, the priests, shall dash its blood against the
altar round about. 12 And he shall cut it into its
pieces; and the priest shall lay them, with its
head and its suet, in order on the wood that is
on the fire which is upon the altar. 13 But the
inwards and the legs shall he wash with water;
and the priest shall offer the whole, and make it
smoke upon the altar; it is a burnt-offering, an
offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto
the LORD.
14 And if his offering to the LORD be a
burnt-offering of fowls, then he shall bring his offering
of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons. 15 And the
priest shall bring it unto the altar, and pinch off
its head, and make it smoke on the altar; and
the blood thereof shall be drained out on the
side of the altar. 16 And he shall take away its
crop with the feathers thereof, and cast it beside
the altar on the east part, in the place of the
ashes. 17 And he shall rend it by the wings
thereof, but shall not divide it asunder; and the
priest shall make it smoke upon the altar, upon
the wood that is upon the fire; it is a
burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet
savour unto the LORD.


1 And when any one bringeth a meal-offering
unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine
flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put
frankincense thereon. 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, together with all the
frankincense thereof; and the priest shall make
the memorial-part thereof smoke upon the
altar, an offering made by fire, of a sweet
savour unto the LORD. 3 But that which is left
of the meal-offering shall be Aaron's and his
sons'; it is a thing most holy of the offerings of
the LORD made by fire. 4 And when thou
bringest a meal-offering baked in the oven, it
shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled
with oil, or unleavened wafers spread with oil. 5
And if thy offering be a meal-offering baked on
a griddle, it shall be of fine flour unleavened,
mingled with oil. 6 Thou shalt break it in pieces,
and pour oil thereon; it is a meal-offering. 7 And
if thy offering be a meal-offering of the
stewing-pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil. 8
And thou shalt bring the meal-offering that is
made of these things unto the LORD; and it
shall be presented unto the priest, and he shall
bring it unto the altar. 9 And the priest shall take
off from the meal-offering the memorial-part
thereof, and shall make it smoke upon the altar
-- an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour
unto the LORD. 10 But that which is left of the
meal-offering shall be Aaron's and his sons'; it is
a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD
made by fire. 11 No meal-offering, which ye
shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with
leaven; for ye shall make no leaven, nor any
honey, smoke as an offering made by fire unto
the LORD. 12 As an offering of first-fruits ye
may bring them unto the LORD; but they shall
not come up for a sweet savour on the altar. 13
And every meal-offering of thine shalt thou
season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the
salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking
from thy meal-offering; with all thy offerings
thou shalt offer salt. 14 And if thou bring a
meal-offering of first-fruits unto the LORD,
thou shalt bring for the meal-offering of thy
first-fruits corn in the ear parched with fire, even
groats of the fresh ear. 15 And thou shalt put oil
upon it, and lay frankincense thereon; it is a
meal-offering. 16 And the priest shall make the
memorial-part of it smoke, even of the groats
thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the
frankincense thereof; it is an offering made by
fire unto the LORD.


1 And if his offering be a sacrifice of
peace-offerings: if he offer of the herd, whether male
or female, he shall offer it without blemish
before the LORD. 2 And he shall lay his hand
upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the
door of the tent of meeting; and Aaron's sons
the priests shall dash the blood against the altar
round about. 3 And he shall present of the
sacrifice of peace-offerings an offering made
by fire unto the LORD: the fat that covereth the
inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,
4 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on
them, which is by the loins, and the lobe above
the liver, which he shall take away hard by the
kidneys. 5 And Aaron's sons shall make it
smoke 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 savour
unto the LORD.
6 And if his offering for a sacrifice of
peace-offerings unto the LORD be of the flock, male
or female, he shall offer it without blemish. 7 If
he bring a lamb for his offering, then shall he
present it before the LORD. 8 And he shall lay
his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill
it before the tent of meeting; and Aaron's sons
shall dash the blood thereof against the altar
round about. 9 And he shall present of the
sacrifice of peace-offerings an offering made
by fire unto the LORD: the fat thereof, the fat
tail entire, which he shall take away hard by the
rump-bone; and the fat that covereth the
inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards,
10 and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon
them, which is by the loins, and the lobe above
the liver, which he shall take away by the
kidneys. 11 And the priest shall make it smoke
upon the altar; it is the food of the offering
made by fire unto the LORD.
12 And if his offering be a goat, then he shall
present it before the LORD. 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
dash the blood thereof against the altar round
about. 14 And he shall present thereof his
offering, even an offering made by fire unto the
LORD: the fat that covereth the inwards, and
all the fat that is upon the inwards, 15 and the
two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them,
which is by the loins, and the lobe above the
liver, which he shall take away by the kidneys.
16 And the priest shall make them smoke upon
the altar; it is the food of the offering made by
fire, for a sweet savour; all the fat is the
LORD'S. 17 It shall be a perpetual statute
throughout your generations in all your
dwellings, that ye shall eat neither fat nor blood.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: If any
one shall sin through error, in any of the things
which the LORD hath commanded not to be
done, and shall do any one of them: 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 LORD for a sin-offering. 4
And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of
the tent of meeting before the LORD; and he
shall lay his hand upon the head of the bullock,
and kill the bullock before the LORD. 5 And the
anointed priest shall take of the blood of the
bullock, and bring it to the tent of meeting. 6
And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood,
and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the
LORD, in front of the veil of the sanctuary. 7
And the priest shall put of the blood upon the
horns of the altar of sweet incense before the
LORD, which is in the tent of meeting; and all
the remaining blood of the bullock shall he pour
out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering,
which is at the door of the tent of meeting. 8
And all the fat of the bullock of the sin-offering
he shall take off from it; the fat that covereth
the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the
inwards, 9 and the two kidneys, and the fat that
is upon them, which is by the loins, and the lobe
above the liver, which he shall take away by the
kidneys, 10 as it is taken off from the ox of the
sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest shall
make them smoke upon the altar of
burnt-offering. 11 But the skin of the bullock, and all
its flesh, with its head, and with its legs, and its
inwards, and its dung, 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.
13 And if the whole congregation of Israel shall
err, the thing being hid from the eyes of the
assembly, and do any of the things which the
LORD hath commanded not to be done, and
are guilty: 14 when the sin wherein they have
sinned is known, then the assembly shall offer a
young bullock for a sin-offering, and bring it
before the tent of meeting. 15 And the elders of
the congregation shall lay their hands upon the
head of the bullock before the LORD; and the
bullock shall be killed before the LORD. 16 And
the anointed priest shall bring of the blood of
the bullock to the tent of meeting. 17 And the
priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and
sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, in front
of the veil. 18 And he shall put of the blood
upon the horns of the altar which is before the
LORD, that is in the tent of meeting, and all the
remaining blood shall he pour out at the base of
the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the door
of the tent of meeting. 19 And all the fat thereof
shall he take off from it, and make it smoke
upon the altar. 20 Thus shall he do with the
bullock; as he did with the bullock of the
sin-offering, so shall he do with this; and the priest
shall make atonement for them, and they shall
be forgiven. 21 And he shall carry forth the
bullock without the camp, and burn it as he
burned the first bullock; it is the sin-offering for
the assembly.
22 When a ruler sinneth, and doeth through
error any one of all the things which the LORD
his God hath commanded not to be done, and is
guilty: 23 if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, be
known to him, he shall bring for his offering a
goat, a male without blemish. 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 LORD; it is a sin-offering. 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 remaining blood
thereof shall he pour out at the base of the altar
of burnt-offering. 26 And all the fat thereof
shall he make smoke 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.
27 And if any one of the common people sin
through error, in doing any of the things which
the LORD hath commanded not to be done,
and be guilty: 28 if his sin, which he hath
sinned, be known to him, then he shall bring for
his offering a goat, a female without blemish,
for his sin which he hath sinned. 29 And he shall
lay his hand upon the head of the sin-offering,
and kill the sin-offering in the place of
burnt-offering. 30 And the priest shall take of the
blood thereof with his finger, and put it upon the
horns of the altar of burnt-offering, and all the
remaining blood thereof shall he pour out at the
base of the altar. 31 And all the fat thereof shall
he take away, as the fat is taken away from off
the sacrifice of peace-offerings; and the priest
shall make it smoke upon the altar for a sweet
savour unto the LORD; and the priest shall
make atonement for him, and he shall be
forgiven.
32 And if he bring a lamb as his offering for a
sin-offering, he shall bring it a female without
blemish. 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. 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 remaining blood thereof shall he
pour out at the base of the altar. 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 make them smoke
on the altar, upon the offerings of the LORD
made by fire; and the priest shall make
atonement for him as touching his sin that he
hath sinned, and he shall be forgiven.


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; 2 or if any one touch
any unclean thing, whether it be the carcass of
an unclean beast, or the carcass of unclean
cattle, or the carcass of unclean swarming
things, and be guilty, it being hidden from him
that he is unclean; 3 or if he touch the
uncleanness of man, whatsoever his
uncleanness be wherewith he is unclean, and it
be hid from him; and, when he knoweth of it, be
guilty; 4 or if any one swear clearly with his lips
to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a
man shall utter clearly with an oath, and it be
hid from him; and, when he knoweth of it, be
guilty in one of these things; 5 and it shall be,
when he shall be guilty in one of these things,
that he shall confess that wherein he hath
sinned; 6 and he shall bring his forfeit unto the
LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a
female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a
sin-offering; and the priest shall make
atonement for him as concerning his sin. 7 And
if his means suffice not for a lamb, then he shall
bring his forfeit for that wherein he hath sinned,
two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, unto the
LORD: one for a sin-offering, and the other for
a burnt-offering. 8 And he shall bring them unto
the priest, who shall offer that which is for the
sin-offering first, and pinch off its head close by
its neck, but shall not divide it asunder. 9 And
he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin-offering
upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the
blood shall be drained out at the base of the
altar; it is a sin-offering. 10 And he shall prepare
the second for a burnt-offering, according to the
ordinance; and the priest shall make atonement
for him as concerning his sin which he hath
sinned, and he shall be forgiven. 11 But if his
means suffice not for two turtledoves, or two
young pigeons, then he shall bring his offering
for that wherein he hath sinned, the tenth part
of an ephah of fine flour for a sin-offering; he
shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any
frankincense thereon; for it is a sin-offering. 12
And he shall bring it to the priest, and the priest
shall take his handful of it as the memorial-part
thereof, and make it smoke on the altar, upon
the offerings of the LORD made by fire; it is a
sin-offering. 13 And the priest 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. 14 And the LORD
spoke unto Moses, saying: 15 If any one
commit a trespass, and sin through error, in the
holy things of the LORD, then he shall bring his
forfeit unto the LORD, a ram without blemish
out of the flock, according to thy valuation in
silver by shekels, after the shekel of the
sanctuary, for a guilt-offering. 16 And he shall
make 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 guilt-offering, and he shall be
forgiven.
17 And if any one sin, and do any of the things
which the LORD hath commanded not to be
done, though he know it not, yet is he guilty,
and shall bear his iniquity. 18 And he shall bring
a ram without blemish out of the flock,
according to thy valuation, for a guilt-offering,
unto the priest; and the priest shall make
atonement for him concerning the error which
he committed, though he knew it not, and he
shall be forgiven. 19 It is a guilt-offering
-- he is certainly guilty before the LORD.
20 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
21 If any one sin, and commit a trespass
against the LORD, and deal falsely with his
neighbour in a matter of deposit, or of pledge, or
of robbery, or have oppressed his neighbour; 22
or have found that which was lost, and deal
falsely therein, and swear to a lie; in any of all
these that a man doeth, sinning therein; 23 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 deposited with him, or
the lost thing which he found, 24 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 guilty. 25
And he shall bring his forfeit unto the LORD, a
ram without blemish out of the flock, according
to thy valuation, for a guilt-offering, unto the
priest. 26 And the priest shall make atonement
for him before the LORD, and he shall be
forgiven, concerning whatsoever he doeth so as
to be guilty thereby.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Command Aaron and his sons, saying: This is
the law of the burnt-offering: it is that which
goeth up on its firewood upon the altar all night
unto the morning; and the fire of the altar shall
be kept burning thereby. 3 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. 4 And he shall put off his
garments, and put on other garments, and carry
forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean
place. 5 And the fire upon the altar shall be kept
burning thereby, it shall not go out; and the
priest shall kindle wood on it every morning;
and he shall lay the burnt-offering in order upon
it, and shall make smoke thereon the fat of the
peace-offerings. 6 Fire shall be kept burning
upon the altar continually; it shall not go out. 7
And this is the law of the meal-offering: the
sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD, in
front of the altar. 8 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 make the memorial-part thereof
smoke upon the altar for a sweet savour unto
the LORD. 9 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. 10 It shall not be
baked with leaven. I have given it as their
portion of My offerings made by fire; it is most
holy, as the sin-offering, and as the
guilt-offering. 11 Every male among the children of
Aaron may eat of it, as a due for ever
throughout your generations, from the offerings
of the LORD made by fire; whatsoever
toucheth them shall be holy.
12 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
13 This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons,
which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day
when he is anointed: the tenth part of an ephah
of fine flour for a meal-offering perpetually,
half of it in the morning, and half thereof in the
evening. 14 On a griddle it shall be made with
oil; when it is soaked, thou shalt bring it in; in
broken pieces shalt thou offer the meal-offering
for a sweet savour unto the LORD. 15 And the
anointed priest that shall be in his stead from
among his sons shall offer it, it is a due for ever;
it shall be wholly made to smoke unto the
LORD. 16 And every meal-offering of the priest
shall be wholly made to smoke; it shall not be
eaten.
17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
18 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying:
This is the law of the sin-offering: in the place
where the burnt-offering is killed shall the
sin-offering be killed before the LORD; it is most
holy. 19 The priest that offereth it for sin shall
eat it; in a holy place shall it be eaten, in the
court of the tent of meeting. 20 Whatsoever
shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy; and
when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof
upon any garment, thou shalt wash that
whereon it was sprinkled in a holy place. 21 But
the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be
broken; and if it be sodden in a brazen vessel, it
shall be scoured, and rinsed in water. 22 Every
male among the priests may eat thereof; it is
most holy. 23 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.


1 And this is the law of the guilt-offering: it is
most holy. 2 In the place where they kill the
burnt-offering shall they kill the guilt-offering:
and the blood thereof shall be dashed against
the altar round about. 3 And he shall offer of it
all the fat thereof: the fat tail, and the fat that
covereth the inwards, 4 and the two kidneys,
and the fat that is on them, which is by the
loins, and the lobe above the liver, which he
shall take away by the kidneys. 5 And the priest
shall make them smoke upon the altar for an
offering made by fire unto the LORD; it is a
guilt-offering. 6 Every male among the priests
may eat thereof; it shall be eaten in a holy
place; it is most holy. 7 As is the sin-offering, so
is the guilt-offering; there is one law for them;
the priest that maketh atonement therewith, he
shall have it. 8 And the priest that offereth any
man's burnt-offering, even the priest shall have
to himself the skin of the burnt-offering which
he hath offered. 9 And every meal-offering that
is baked in the oven, and all that is dressed in
the stewing-pan, and on the griddle, shall be the
priest's that offereth it. 10 And every
meal-offering, mingled with oil, or dry, shall all the
sons of Aaron have, one as well as another.
11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of
peace-offerings, which one may offer unto the LORD.
12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall
offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving
unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and
unleavened wafers spread with oil, and cakes
mingled with oil, of fine flour soaked. 13 With
cakes of leavened bread he shall present his
offering with the sacrifice of his peace-offerings
for thanksgiving. 14 And of it he shall present
one out of each offering for a gift unto the
LORD; it shall be the priest's that dasheth the
blood of the peace-offerings against the altar.
15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his
peace-offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten on the
day of his offering; he shall not leave any of it
until the morning. 16 But if the sacrifice of his
offering be a vow, or a freewill-offering, it shall
be eaten on the day that he offereth his
sacrifice; and on the morrow that which
remaineth of it may be eaten. 17 But that which
remaineth of the flesh of the sacrifice on the
third day shall be burnt with fire. 18 And if any
of the flesh of the sacrifice of his
peace-offerings be at all eaten on the third day, it shall
not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto
him that offereth it; it shall be an abhorred
thing, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his
iniquity. 19 And the flesh that toucheth any
unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be
burnt with fire. And as for the flesh, every one
that is clean may eat thereof. 20 But the soul
that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of
peace-offerings, that pertain unto the LORD, having
his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut
off from his people. 21 And when any one shall
touch any unclean thing, whether it be the
uncleanness of man, or an unclean beast, or
any unclean detestable thing, and eat of the
flesh of the sacrifice of peace-offerings, which
pertain unto the LORD, that soul shall be cut
off from his people.
22 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
23 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: Ye
shall eat no fat, of ox, or sheep, or goat. 24 And
the fat of that which dieth of itself, and the fat
of that which is torn of beasts, may be used for
any other service; but ye shall in no wise eat of
it. 25 For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast,
of which men present an offering made by fire
unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it shall
be cut off from his people. 26 And ye shall eat
no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of
beast, in any of your dwellings. 27 Whosoever it
be that eateth any blood, that soul shall be cut
off from his people. 28 And the LORD spoke
unto Moses, saying: 29 Speak unto the children
of Israel, saying: He that offereth his sacrifice
of peace-offerings unto the LORD shall bring
his offering unto the LORD out of his sacrifice
of peace-offerings. 30 His own hands shall bring
the offerings of the LORD made by fire: the fat
with the breast shall he bring, that the breast
may be waved for a wave-offering before the
LORD. 31 And the priest shall make the fat
smoke upon the altar; but the breast shall be
Aaron's and his sons'. 32 And the right thigh
shall ye give unto the priest for a heave-offering
out of your sacrifices of peace-offerings. 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. 34 For the
breast of waving and the thigh of heaving have
I taken of the children of Israel out of their
sacrifices of peace-offerings, and have given
them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons as
a due for ever from the children of Israel. 35
This is the consecrated portion of Aaron, and
the consecrated portion of his sons, out of the
offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the day
when they were presented to minister unto the
LORD in the priest's office; 36 which the LORD
commanded to be given them of the children of
Israel, in the day that they were anointed. It is a
due for ever throughout their generations. 37
This is the law of the burnt-offering, of the
meal-offering, and of the sin-offering, and of
the guilt-offering, and of the
consecration-offering, and of the sacrifice
of peace-offerings; 38 which the LORD commanded Moses
in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the
children of Israel to present their offerings unto
the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
'Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the
garments, and the anointing oil, and the bullock
of the sin-offering, and the two rams, and the
basket of unleavened bread; 3 and assemble
thou all the congregation at the door of the tent
of meeting.' 4 And Moses did as the LORD
commanded him; and the congregation was
assembled at the door of the tent of meeting. 5
And Moses said unto the congregation: 'This is
the thing which the LORD hath commanded to
be done.' 6 And Moses brought Aaron and his
sons, and washed them with water. 7 And he
put upon him the tunic, and girded him 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 And he placed the
breastplate upon him; and in the breastplate he
put the Urim and the Thummim. 9 And he set
the mitre upon his head; and upon the mitre, in
front, did he set the golden plate, the holy
crown; as the LORD commanded Moses. 10
And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed
the tabernacle and all that was therein, and
sanctified them. 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. 12 And he poured of the
anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed
him, to sanctify him. 13 And Moses brought
Aaron's sons, and clothed them with tunics, and
girded them with girdles, and bound head-tires
upon them; as the LORD commanded Moses.
14 And the bullock of the sin-offering was
brought; and Aaron and his sons laid their
hands upon the head of the bullock of the
sin-offering. 15 And when it was slain, Moses took
the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar
round about with his finger, and purified the
altar, and poured out the remaining blood at the
base of the altar, and sanctified it, to make
atonement for it. 16 And he took all the fat that
was upon the inwards, and the lobe of the liver,
and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moses
made it smoke upon the altar. 17 But the
bullock, and its skin, and its flesh, and its dung,
were burnt with fire without the camp; as the
LORD commanded Moses. 18 And the ram of
the burnt-offering was presented; and Aaron
and his sons laid their hands upon the head of
the ram. 19 And when it was killed, Moses
dashed the blood against the altar round about.
20 And when the ram was cut into its pieces,
Moses made the head, and the pieces, and the
suet smoke. 21 And when the inwards and the
legs were washed with water, Moses made the
whole ram smoke upon the altar; it was a
burnt-offering for a sweet savour; it was an offering
made by fire unto the LORD; as the LORD
commanded Moses. 22 And the other ram was
presented, the ram of consecration, and Aaron
and his sons laid their hands upon the head of
the ram. 23 And when it was slain, Moses took
of the blood thereof, and put it upon the tip of
Aaron's right ear, and upon the thumb of his
right hand, and upon the great toe of his right
foot. 24 And Aaron's sons were brought, and
Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their
right ear, and upon the thumb of their right
hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot;
and Moses dashed the blood against the altar
round about. 25 And he took the fat, and the
fat tail, and all the fat that was upon the
inwards, and the lobe of the liver, and the two
kidneys, and their fat, and the right thigh. 26
And out of the basket of unleavened bread,
that was before the LORD, he took one
unleavened cake, and one cake of oiled bread,
and one wafer, and placed them on the fat, and
upon the right thigh. 27 And he put the whole
upon the hands of Aaron, and upon the hands
of his sons, and waved them for a
wave-offering before the LORD. 28 And Moses took
them from off their hands, and made them
smoke on the altar upon the burnt-offering;
they were a consecration-offering for a sweet
savour; it was an offering made by fire unto the
LORD. 29 And Moses took the breast, and
waved it for a wave-offering before the LORD;
it was Moses' portion of the ram of
consecration; as the LORD commanded Moses.
30 And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of
the blood which was upon the altar, and
sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments,
and upon his sons, and upon his sons' garments
with him, and sanctified Aaron, and his
garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments
with him. 31 And Moses said unto Aaron and to
his sons: 'Boil the flesh at the door of the tent of
meeting; and there eat it and the bread that is in
the basket of consecration, as I commanded,
saying: Aaron and his sons shall eat it. 32 And
that which remaineth of the flesh and of the
bread shall ye burn with fire. 33 And ye shall
not go out from the door of the tent of meeting
seven days, until the days of your consecration
be fulfilled; for He shall consecrate you seven
days. 34 As hath been done this day, so the
LORD hath commanded to do, to make
atonement for you. 35 And at the door of the
tent of meeting shall ye abide day and night
seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD,
that ye die not; for so I am commanded. 36
And Aaron and his sons did all the things which
the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.


1 And it came to pass on the eighth day, that
Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders
of Israel; 2 and he said unto Aaron: 'Take thee
a bull-calf for a sin-offering, and a ram for a
burnt-offering, without blemish, and offer them
before the LORD. 3 And unto the children of
Israel thou shalt speak, saying: Take ye a
he-goat for a sin-offering; and a calf and a lamb,
both of the first year, without blemish, for a
burnt-offering; 4 and an ox and a ram for
peace-offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD;
and a meal-offering mingled with oil; for to-day
the LORD appeareth unto you.' 5 And they
brought that which Moses commanded before
the tent of meeting; and all the congregation
drew near and stood before the LORD. 6 And
Moses said: 'This is the thing which the LORD
commanded that ye should do; that the glory of
the LORD may appear unto you.' 7 And Moses
said unto Aaron: 'Draw near unto the altar, and
offer thy sin-offering, and thy burnt-offering,
and make atonement for thyself, and for the
people; and present the offering of the people,
and make atonement for them; as the LORD
commanded.' 8 So Aaron drew near unto the
altar, and slew the calf of the sin-offering, which
was for himself. 9 And the sons of Aaron
presented the blood unto him; and he dipped his
finger in the blood, and put it upon the horns of
the altar, and poured out the blood at the base
of the altar. 10 But the fat, and the kidneys,
and the lobe of the liver of the sin-offering, he
made smoke upon the altar; as the LORD
commanded Moses. 11 And the flesh and the
skin were burnt with fire without the camp. 12
And he slew the burnt-offering; and Aaron's
sons delivered unto him the blood, and he
dashed it against the altar round about. 13 And
they delivered the burnt-offering unto him,
piece by piece, and the head; and he made
them smoke upon the altar. 14 And he washed
the inwards and the legs, and made them smoke
upon the burnt-offering on the altar. 15 And the
people's offering was presented; and he took the
goat of the sin-offering which was for the
people, and slew it, and offered it for sin, as the
first. 16 And the burnt-offering was presented;
and he offered it according to the ordinance. 17
And the meal-offering was presented; and he
filled his hand therefrom, and made it smoke
upon the altar, besides the burnt-offering of the
morning. 18 He slew also the ox and the ram,
the sacrifice of peace-offerings, which was for
the people; and Aaron's sons delivered unto him
the blood, and he dashed it against the altar
round about, 19 and the fat of the ox, and of
the ram, the fat tail, and that which covereth
the inwards, and the kidneys, and the lobe of
the liver. 20 And they put the fat upon the
breasts, and he made the fat smoke upon the
altar. 21 And the breasts and the right thigh
Aaron waved for a wave-offering before the
LORD; as Moses commanded. 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. 23 And Moses and Aaron went
into the tent of meeting, and came out, and
blessed the people; and the glory of the LORD
appeared unto all the people. 24 And there
came forth fire from before the LORD, and
consumed upon the altar the burnt-offering and
the fat; and when all the people saw it, they
shouted, and fell on their faces.


1 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 LORD, which He had not
commanded them. 2 And there came forth fire
from before the LORD, and devoured them,
and they died before the LORD. 3 Then Moses
said unto Aaron: 'This is it that the LORD
spoke, saying: Through them that are nigh unto
Me I will be sanctified, and before all the people
I will be glorified.' And Aaron held his peace. 4
And Moses called Mishael 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.' 5 So
they drew near, and carried them in their tunics
out of the camp, as Moses had said. 6 And
Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and
unto Ithamar, his sons: 'Let not the hair of your
heads go loose, neither rend your clothes, that
ye die not, and that He be not wroth with all the
congregation; but let your brethren, the whole
house of Israel, bewail the burning which the
LORD hath kindled. 7 And ye shall not go out
from the door of the tent of meeting, lest ye die;
for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you.'
And they did according to the word of Moses.
8 And the LORD spoke unto Aaron, saying: 9
'Drink no wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy
sons with thee, when ye go into the tent of
meeting, that ye die not; it shall be a statute
forever throughout your generations. 10 And
that ye may put difference between the holy
and the common, and between the unclean and
the clean; 11 and that ye may teach the
children of Israel all the statutes which the
LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of
Moses.'
12 And Moses spoke unto Aaron, and unto
Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons that were
left: 'Take the meal-offering that remaineth of
the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and eat
it without leaven beside the altar; for it is most
holy. 13 And ye shall eat it in a holy place,
because it is thy due, and thy sons' due, of the
offerings of the LORD made by fire; for so I am
commanded. 14 And the breast of waving and
the thigh of heaving shall ye eat in a clean
place; thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters
with thee; for they are given as thy due, and thy
sons' due, out of the sacrifices of the
peace-offerings of the children of Israel. 15 The thigh
of heaving and the breast of waving shall they
bring with the offerings of the fat made by fire,
to wave it for a wave-offering before the
LORD; and it shall be thine, and thy sons' with
thee, as a due for ever; as the LORD hath
commanded.' 16 And Moses diligently inquired
for 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: 17 'Wherefore have ye 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 LORD? 18
Behold, the blood of it was not brought into the
sanctuary within; ye should certainly have
eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded.' 19
And Aaron spoke unto Moses: 'Behold, this day
have they offered their sin-offering and their
burnt-offering before the LORD, 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 LORD? 20
And when Moses heard that, it was
well-pleasing in his sight.
20 And when Moses heard that, he was
content.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and to
Aaron, saying unto them: 2 Speak unto the
children of Israel, saying: These are the living
things which ye may eat among all the beasts
that are on the earth. 3 Whatsoever parteth the
hoof, and is wholly cloven-footed, and cheweth
the cud, among the beasts, that may ye eat. 4
Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that
only chew the cud, or of them that only part the
hoof: the camel, because he cheweth the cud
but parteth not the hoof, he is unclean unto
you. 5 And the rock-badger, because he
cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, he is
unclean unto you. 6 And the hare, because she
cheweth the cud but parteth not the hoof, she is
unclean unto you. 7 And the swine, because he
parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, but
cheweth not the cud, he is unclean unto you. 8
Of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their
carcasses ye shall not touch; they are unclean
unto you. 9 These may ye eat of all that are in
the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in
the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them
may ye eat. 10 And all that have not fins and
scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that
swarm in the waters, and of all the living
creatures that are in the waters, they are a
detestable thing unto you, 11 and they shall be
a detestable thing unto you; ye shall not eat of
their flesh, and their carcasses ye shall have in
detestation. 12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor
scales in the waters, that is a detestable thing
unto you. 13 And these ye shall have in
detestation among the fowls; they shall not be
eaten, they are a detestable thing: the great
vulture, and the bearded vulture, and the
ospray; 14 and the kite, and the falcon after its
kinds; 15 every raven after its kinds; 16 and the
ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the sea-mew,
and the hawk after its kinds; 17 and the little
owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl; 18
and the horned owl, and the pelican, and the
carrion-vulture; 19 and the stork, and the heron
after its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat. 20
All winged swarming things that go upon all
fours are a detestable thing unto you. 21 Yet
these may ye eat of all winged swarming things
that go upon all fours, which have jointed legs
above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the
earth; 22 even these of them ye may eat: the
locust after its kinds, and the bald locust after
its kinds, and the cricket after its kinds, and the
grasshopper after its kinds. 23 But all winged
swarming things, which have four feet, are a
detestable thing unto you. 24 And by these ye
shall become unclean; whosoever toucheth the
carcass of them shall be unclean until even. 25
And whosoever beareth aught of the carcass of
them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean
until the even. 26 Every beast which parteth the
hoof, but is not cloven footed, nor cheweth the
cud, is unclean unto you; every one that
toucheth them shall be unclean. 27 And
whatsoever goeth 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. 28 And he that beareth
the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and
be unclean until the even; they are unclean unto
you. 29 And these are they which are unclean
unto you among the swarming things that
swarm upon the earth: the weasel, and the
mouse, and the great lizard after its kinds, 30
and the gecko, and the land-crocodile, and the
lizard, and the sand-lizard, and the chameleon.
31 These are they which are unclean to you
among all that swarm; whosoever doth touch
them, when they are dead, shall be unclean until
the even. 32 And upon whatsoever any of
them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be
unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or
raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it
be, wherewith any work is done, it must be put
into water, and it shall be unclean until the
even; then shall it be clean. 33 And every
earthen vessel whereinto any of them falleth,
whatsoever is in it shall be unclean, and it ye
shall break. 34 All food therein which may be
eaten, that on which water cometh, shall be
unclean; and all drink in every such vessel that
may be drunk shall be unclean. 35 And every
thing whereupon any part of their carcass
falleth shall be unclean; whether oven, or range
for pots, it shall be broken in pieces; they are
unclean, and shall be unclean unto you. 36
Nevertheless a fountain or a cistern wherein is a
gathering of water shall be clean; but he who
toucheth their carcass shall be unclean. 37 And
if aught of their carcass fall upon any sowing
seed which is to be sown, it is clean. 38 But if
water be put upon the seed, and aught of their
carcass fall thereon, it is unclean unto you. 39
And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die, he
that toucheth the carcass thereof shall be
unclean until the even. 40 And he that eateth of
the carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be
unclean until the even; he also that beareth the
carcass of it shall wash his clothes, and be
unclean until the even. 41 And every swarming
thing that swarmeth upon the earth is a
detestable thing; it shall not be eaten. 42
Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and
whatsoever goeth upon all fours, or whatsoever
hath many feet, even all swarming things that
swarm upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for
they are a detestable thing. 43 Ye shall not
make yourselves detestable with any swarming
thing that swarmeth, neither shall ye make
yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be
defiled thereby. 44 For I am the LORD your
God; sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye
holy; for I am holy; neither shall ye defile
yourselves with any manner of swarming thing
that moveth upon the earth. 45 For I am the
LORD that brought you up out of the land of
Egypt, to be your God; ye shall therefore be
holy, for I am holy. 46 This is the law of the
beast, and of the fowl, and of every living
creature that moveth in the waters, and of every
creature that swarmeth upon the earth; 47 to
make a difference between the unclean and the
clean, and between the living thing that may be
eaten and the living thing that may not be
eaten.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: If a
woman be delivered, 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. 3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his
foreskin shall be circumcised. 4 And she shall
continue in the blood of purification three and
thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing,
nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of
her purification be fulfilled. 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 purification threescore and six
days. 6 And when the days of her purification
are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she
shall bring a lamb of the first year for a
burnt-offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtle-dove,
for a sin-offering, unto the door of the tent of
meeting, unto the priest. 7 And he shall offer it
before the LORD, and make atonement for her;
and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of
her blood. This is the law for her that beareth,
whether a male or a female. 8 And if her means
suffice not for a lamb, then she shall take two
turtle-doves, or two young pigeons: the one for
a burnt-offering, and the other for a
sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement
for her, and she shall be clean.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto
Aaron, saying: 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. 3 And the priest shall look upon 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.
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. 5 And the
priest shall look on him the seventh day; and,
behold, if the plague stay in its appearance, and
the plague be not spread in the skin, then the
priest shall shut him up seven days more. 6 And
the priest shall look on him again the seventh
day; and, behold, if the plague be dim, and the
plague be not spread in the skin, then the priest
shall pronounce him clean: it is a scab; and he
shall wash his clothes, and be clean. 7 But if the
scab spread abroad in the skin, after that he
hath shown himself to the priest for his
cleansing, he shall show himself to the priest
again. 8 And the priest shall look, and, behold, if
the scab be spread in the skin, then the priest
shall pronounce him unclean: it is leprosy.
9 When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then
he shall be brought unto the priest. 10 And the
priest shall look, and, behold, if there be a white
rising in the skin, and it have turned the hair
white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising,
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. 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 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. 14 But whensoever raw flesh
appeareth in him, he shall be unclean. 15 And
the priest shall look on the raw flesh, and
pronounce him unclean; the raw flesh is
unclean: it is leprosy. 16 But if the raw flesh
again be turned into white, then he shall come
unto the priest; 17 and the priest shall look on
him; and, behold, if the plague be turned into
white, then the priest shall pronounce him clean
that hath the plague: he is clean.
18 And when the flesh hath in the skin thereof a
boil, and it is healed, 19 and in the place of the
boil there is a white rising, or a bright spot,
reddish-white, then it shall be shown to the
priest. 20 And the priest shall look; and, behold,
if the appearance thereof be lower than the
skin, and 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.
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. 22 And if it spread
abroad in the skin, then the priest shall
pronounce him unclean: it is a plague. 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. 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; 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. 26 But if the priest look on it, and,
behold, there be no white hair in the bright spot,
and it be no lower than the skin, but be dim;
then the priest shall shut him up seven days. 27
And the priest shall look upon him the seventh
day; if it spread abroad in the skin, then the
priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the
plague of leprosy. 28 And if the bright spot stay
in its place, and be not spread in the skin, but be
dim, it is the rising of the burning, and the priest
shall pronounce him clean; for it is the scar of
the burning.
29 And when a man or woman hath a plague
upon the head or upon the beard, 30 then the
priest shall look on the plague; and, behold, if
the 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. 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. 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, 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. 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. 35
But if the scall spread abroad in the skin after
his cleansing, 36 then the priest shall look on
him; and, behold, if the scall be spread in the
skin, the priest shall not seek for the yellow hair:
he is unclean. 37 But if the scall stay in its
appearance, and black hair be grown up
therein; the scall is healed, he is clean; and the
priest shall pronounce him clean. 38 And if a
man or a woman have in the skin of their flesh
bright spots, even white bright spots; 39 then the
priest shall look; and, behold, if the bright spots
in the skin of their flesh be of a dull white, it is a
tetter, it hath broken out in the skin: he is clean.
40 And if a man's hair be fallen off his head, he
is bald; yet is he clean. 41 And if his hair be
fallen off from the front part of his head, he is
forehead-bald; yet is he clean. 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. 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,
44 he is a leprous man, he is unclean; the priest
shall surely pronounce him unclean: his plague
is in his head. 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.' 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. 47 And
when the plague of leprosy is in a garment,
whether it be a woolen garment, or a linen
garment; 48 or in the warp, or in the woof,
whether they be of linen, or of wool; or in a skin,
or in any thing made of skin. 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 any thing of
skin, it is the plague of leprosy, and shall be
shown unto the priest. 50 And the priest shall
look upon the plague, and shut up that which
hath the plague seven days. 51 And he shall
look on the plague on the seventh day: if the
plague be spread in the garment, or in the warp,
or in the woof, or in the skin, whatever service
skin is used for, the plague is a malignant
leprosy: it is unclean. 52 And he shall burn the
garment, or the warp, or the woof, whether it be
of wool or of linen, or any thing of skin, wherein
the plague is; for it is a malignant leprosy; it
shall be burnt in the fire. 53 And if the priest
shall look, and, behold, the plague be not spread
in the garment, or in the warp, or in the woof, or
in any thing of skin; 54 then the priest shall
command that they wash the thing wherein the
plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days
more. 55 And the priest shall look, after that the
plague is washed; and, behold, if the plague
have not changed its colour, and the plague be
not spread, it is unclean; thou shalt burn it in the
fire; it is a fret, whether the bareness be within or
without. 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. 57 And if it appear still in the garment, or
in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of
skin, it is breaking out, thou shalt burn that
wherein the plague is with fire. 58 And the
garment, or the warp, or the woof, or
whatsoever thing of skin it be, which thou shalt
wash, if the plague be departed from them, then
it shall be washed the second time, and shall be
clean. 59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy
in a garment of wool or linen, or in the warp, or
in the woof, or in any thing of skin, to
pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
This shall be the law of the leper in the day of
his cleansing: he shall be brought unto the priest.
3 And the priest shall go forth out of the camp;
and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the
plague of leprosy be healed in the leper; 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. 5 And the
priest shall command to kill one of the birds in an
earthen vessel over running water. 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. 7 And he
shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed
from the leprosy seven times, and shall
pronounce him clean, and shall let go the living
bird into the open field. 8 And he that is to be
cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off
all his hair, and bathe himself in water, and he
shall be clean; and after that he may come into
the camp, but shall dwell outside his tent seven
days. 9 And it shall be on the seventh day, that
he shall shave all his hair off his head and his
beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he
shall shave off; and he shall wash his clothes,
and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and he
shall be clean. 10 And on the eighth day he shall
take two he-lambs without blemish, and one
ewe-lamb of the first year without blemish, and
three tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour for a
meal-offering, mingled with oil, and one log of
oil. 11 And the priest that cleanseth him shall set
the man that is to be cleansed, and those things,
before the LORD, at the door of the tent of
meeting. 12 And the priest shall take one of the
he-lambs, and offer him for a guilt-offering, and
the log of oil, and wave them for a
wave-offering before the LORD. 13 And he shall kill
the he-lamb in the place where they kill the
sin-offering and the burnt-offering, in the place of
the sanctuary; for as the sin-offering is the
priest's, so is the guilt-offering; it is most holy. 14
And the priest shall take of the blood of the
guilt-offering, and the priest shall put it upon the
tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed,
and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon
the great toe of his right foot. 15 And the priest
shall take of the log of oil, and pour it into the
palm of his own left hand. 16 And the priest
shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his
left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his
finger seven times before the LORD. 17 And of
the rest of the oil that is in his hand shall the
priest put upon the tip of the right ear of him
that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of
his right hand, and upon the great toe of his
right foot, upon the blood of the guilt-offering.
18 And the rest of the oil that is in the priest's
hand he shall put upon the head of him that is
to be cleansed; and the priest shall make
atonement for him before the LORD. 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. 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.
21 And if he be poor, and his means suffice not,
then he shall take one he-lamb for a
guilt-offering to be waved, to make atonement for
him, and one tenth part of an ephah of fine
flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering, and a
log of oil; 22 and two turtle-doves, or two young
pigeons, such as his means suffice for; and the
one shall be a sin-offering, and the other a
burnt-offering. 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
LORD. 24 And the priest shall take the lamb of
the guilt-offering, and the log of oil, and the
priest shall wave them for a wave-offering
before the LORD. 25 And he shall kill the lamb
of the guilt-offering, and the priest shall take of
the blood of the guilt-offering, and put it upon
the tip of the right ear of him that is to be
cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand,
and upon the great toe of his right foot. 26 And
the priest shall pour of the oil into the palm of
his own left hand. 27 And the priest shall
sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil that
is in his left hand seven times before the LORD.
28 And the priest shall put of the oil that is in his
hand upon the tip of the right ear of him that is
to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right
hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot,
upon the place of the blood of the guilt-offering.
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 LORD. 30 And he shall offer one of
the turtle-doves, or of the young pigeons, such
as his means suffice for; 31 even such as his
means suffice for, the one for a sin-offering,
and the other for a burnt-offering, with the
meal-offering; and the priest shall make
atonement for him that is to be cleansed before
the LORD. 32 This is the law of him in whom is
the plague of leprosy, whose means suffice not
for that which pertaineth to his cleansing.
33 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto
Aaron, saying: 34 When ye are come into the
land of Canaan, which I give to you for a
possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a
house of the land of your possession; 35 then
he that owneth the house shall come and tell the
priest, saying: 'There seemeth to me to be as it
were a plague in the house.' 36 And the priest
shall command that they empty the house,
before the priest go 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.
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; 38
then the priest shall go out of the house to the
door of the house, and shut up the house seven
days. 39 And the priest shall come again the
seventh day, and shall look; and, behold, if the
plague be spread in the walls of the house; 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. 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. 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. 43 And if the plague come
again, and break out in the house, after that the
stones have been taken out, and after the house
hath been scraped, and after it is plastered; 44
then the priest shall come in and look; and,
behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is
a malignant leprosy in the house: it is unclean.
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. 46
Moreover he that goeth into the house all the
while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the
even. 47 And he that lieth in the house shall
wash his clothes; and he that eateth in the
house shall wash his clothes. 48 And if the priest
shall come in, and look, and, behold, the plague
hath not spread in the house, after the house
was plastered; then the priest shall pronounce
the house clean, because the plague is healed.
49 And he shall take to cleanse the house two
birds, and cedar-wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.
50 And he shall kill one of the birds in an
earthen vessel over running water. 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. 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. 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. 54 This is the law
for all manner of plague of leprosy, and for a
scall; 55 and for the leprosy of a garment, and
for a house; 56 and for a rising, and for a scab,
and for a bright spot; 57 to teach when it is
unclean, and when it is clean; this is the law of
leprosy.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and to
Aaron, saying: 2 Speak unto the children of
Israel, and say unto them: When any man hath
an issue out of his flesh, his issue is unclean. 3
And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue:
whether his flesh run with his issue, or his flesh
be stopped from his issue, it is his uncleanness. 4
Every bed whereon he that hath the issue lieth
shall be unclean; and every thing whereon he
sitteth shall be unclean. 5 And whosoever
toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and
bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the
even. 6 And he that sitteth on any thing
whereon he that hath the issue sat shall wash his
clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be
unclean until the even. 7 And he that toucheth
the flesh of him that hath the issue shall wash
his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be
unclean until the even. 8 And if he that hath the
issue spit upon him that is clean, then he shall
wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water,
and be unclean until the even. 9 And what
saddle soever he that hath the issue rideth upon
shall be unclean. 10 And whosoever toucheth
any thing that was under him shall be unclean
until the even; and he that beareth those things
shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in
water, and be unclean until the even. 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. 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. 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. 14 And on the eighth day he shall take to
him two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, and
come before the LORD unto the door of the
tent of meeting, and give them unto the priest.
15 And the priest shall offer them, the one for a
sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering;
and the priest shall make atonement for him
before the LORD for his issue. 16 And if the
flow of seed go out from a man, then he shall
bathe all his flesh in water, and be unclean until
the even. 17 And every garment, and every
skin, whereon is the flow of seed, shall be
washed with water, and be unclean until the
even. 18 The woman also with whom a man
shall lie carnally, they shall both bathe
themselves in water, and be unclean until the
even.
19 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue
in her flesh be blood, she shall be in her impurity
seven days; and whosoever toucheth her shall
be unclean until the even. 20 And every thing
that she lieth upon in her impurity shall be
unclean; every thing also that she sitteth upon
shall be unclean. 21 And whosoever toucheth
her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe
himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
22 And whosoever toucheth any thing that she
sitteth upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe
himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
23 And if he be on the bed, or on any thing
whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he
shall be unclean until the even. 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. 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. 26
Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her
issue shall be unto her as the bed of her
impurity; and every thing whereon she sitteth
shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her
impurity. 27 And whosoever toucheth those
things shall be unclean, and shall wash his
clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be
unclean until the even. 28 But if she be cleansed
of her issue, then she shall number to herself
seven days, and after that she shall be clean. 29
And on the eighth day she shall take unto her
two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, and
bring them unto the priest, to the door of the
tent of meeting. 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 LORD for the issue of her
uncleanness. 31 Thus shall ye 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. 32 This is the law of him that hath an
issue, and of him from whom the flow of seed
goeth out, so that he is unclean thereby; 33 and
of her that is sick with her impurity, and of them
that have an issue, whether it be a man, or a
woman; and of him that lieth with her that is
unclean.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, after the
death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew
near before the LORD, and died; 2 and the
LORD said unto Moses: 'Speak unto Aaron thy
brother, that he come not at all times into the
holy place within the veil, before the ark-cover
which is upon the ark; that he die not; for I
appear in the cloud upon the ark-cover. 3
Herewith shall Aaron come into the holy place:
with a young bullock for a sin-offering, and a
ram for a burnt-offering. 4 He shall put on the
holy linen tunic, and he shall have the linen
breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with
the linen girdle, and 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.
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. 6 And Aaron
shall present the bullock of the sin-offering,
which is for himself, and make atonement for
himself, and for his house. 7 And he shall take
the two goats, and set them before the LORD at
the door of the tent of meeting. 8 And Aaron
shall cast lots upon the two goats: one lot for
the LORD, and the other lot for Azazel. 9 And
Aaron shall present the goat upon which the lot
fell for the LORD, and offer him for a
sin-offering. 10 But the goat, on which the lot fell
for Azazel, shall be set alive before the LORD,
to make atonement over him, to send him away
for Azazel into the wilderness. 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.
12 And he shall take a censer full of coals of
fire from off the altar before the LORD, and his
hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and
bring it within the veil. 13 And he shall put the
incense upon the fire before the LORD, that the
cloud of the incense may cover the ark-cover
that is upon the testimony, that he die not. 14
And he shall take of the blood of the bullock,
and sprinkle it with his finger upon the ark-cover
on the east; and before the ark-cover shall he
sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.
15 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin-offering,
that is for the people, and bring his blood within
the veil, and do with his blood as he did with the
blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the
ark-cover, and before the ark-cover. 16 And he
shall make atonement for the holy place,
because of the 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. 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. 18 And he shall go out unto
the altar that is before the LORD, and make
atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of
the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and
put it upon the horns of the altar round about.
19 And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it
with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and
hallow it from the uncleannesses of the children
of Israel. 20 And when he hath made an end of
atoning for the holy place, and the tent of
meeting, and the altar, he shall present the live
goat. 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
an appointed man into the wilderness. 22 And
the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities
unto a land which is cut off; and he shall let go
the goat in the wilderness. 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. 24 And he shall bathe his flesh in water in
a holy place and put on his other vestments,
and come forth, and offer his burnt-offering
and the burnt-offering of the people, and make
atonement for himself and for the people. 25
And the fat of the sin-offering shall he make
smoke upon the altar. 26 And he that letteth go
the goat for Azazel shall wash his clothes, and
bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he may
come into the camp. 27 And the bullock of the
sin-offering, and the goat of the sin-offering,
whose blood was brought in to make atonement
in the holy place, shall be carried forth without
the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their
skins, and their flesh, and their dung. 28 And he
that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and
bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he may
come into the camp. 29 And it shall be a statute
for ever unto you: in the seventh month, on the
tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your
souls, and shall do no manner of work, the
home-born, or the stranger that sojourneth
among you. 30 For on this day shall atonement
be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your
sins shall ye be clean before the LORD. 31 It is
a sabbath of solemn rest unto you, and ye shall
afflict your souls; it is a statute for ever. 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. 33 And
he shall make atonement for the most holy
place, and he shall make atonement for the tent
of meeting and for the altar; and he shall make
atonement for the priests and for all the people
of the assembly. 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
LORD commanded Moses.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto
all the children of Israel, and say unto them:
This is the thing which the LORD hath
commanded, saying: 3 What man soever there
be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or
lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it
without the camp, 4 and hath not brought it
unto the door of the tent of meeting, to present
it as an offering unto the LORD before the
tabernacle of the LORD, blood shall be imputed
unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that
man shall be cut off from among his people. 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
LORD, unto the door of the tent of meeting,
unto the priest, and sacrifice them for sacrifices
of peace-offerings unto the LORD. 6 And the
priest shall dash the blood against the altar of
the LORD at the door of the tent of meeting,
and make the fat smoke for a sweet savour
unto the LORD. 7 And they shall no more
sacrifice their sacrifices unto the satyrs, after
whom they go astray. This shall be a statute for
ever unto them throughout their generations. 8
And thou 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, 9 and
bringeth it not unto the door of the tent of
meeting, to sacrifice it unto the LORD, even
that man shall be cut off from his people. 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. 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. 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.
13 And whatsoever man there be of the children
of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among
them, that taketh in hunting any beast or fowl
that may be eaten, he shall pour out the blood
thereof, and cover it with dust. 14 For as to the
life of all flesh, the blood thereof is all one with
the life thereof; therefore I said unto the
children of Israel: Ye shall eat the blood of no
manner of flesh; for the life of all flesh is the
blood thereof; whosoever eateth it shall be cut
off. 15 And every soul that eateth that which
dieth of itself, or that which is torn of beasts,
whether he be home-born or a stranger, he shall
wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water,
and be unclean until the even; then shall he be
clean. 16 But if he wash them not, nor bathe his
flesh, then he shall bear his iniquity.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them: I am the LORD your God. 3 After the
doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt,
shall ye not do; and after the doings of the land
of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do;
neither shall ye walk in their statutes. 4 Mine
ordinances shall ye do, and My statutes shall ye
keep, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
5 Ye shall therefore keep My statutes, and Mine
ordinances, which if a man do, he shall live by
them: I am the LORD. 6 None of you shall
approach to any that is near of kin to him, to
uncover their nakedness. I am the LORD. 7 The
nakedness of thy father, and the nakedness of
thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy
mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
8 The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou
not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness. 9 The
nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy
father, or the daughter of thy mother, whether
born at home, or born abroad, even their
nakedness thou shalt not uncover. 10 The
nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy
daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou
shalt not uncover; for theirs is thine own
nakedness. 11 The nakedness of thy father's
wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is
thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy
father's sister: she is thy father's near
kinswoman. 13 Thou shalt not uncover the
nakedness of thy mother's sister; for she is thy
mother's near kinswoman. 14 Thou shalt not
uncover the nakedness of thy fathers brother,
thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine
aunt. 15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness
of thy daughter-in-law: she is thy son' wife; thou
shalt not uncover her nakedness. 16 Thou shalt
not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife:
it is thy brother's nakedness. 17 Thou shalt not
uncover the nakedness of a woman and her
daughter; thou shalt not take her son's daughter,
or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her
nakedness: they are near kinswomen; it is
lewdness. 18 And thou shalt not take a woman
to her sister, to be a rival to her, to uncover her
nakedness, beside the other in her lifetime. 19
And thou shalt not approach unto a woman to
uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure
by her uncleanness. 20 And thou shalt not lie
carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile
thyself with her. 21 And thou shalt not give any
of thy seed to set them apart to Molech, neither
shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am
the LORD. 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind,
as with womankind; it is abomination. 23 And
thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself
therewith; neither shall any woman stand
before a beast, to lie down thereto; it is
perversion. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of
these things; for in all these the nations are
defiled, which I cast out from before you. 25
And the land was defiled, therefore I did visit
the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land
vomited out her inhabitants. 26 Ye therefore
shall keep My statutes and Mine ordinances,
and shall not do any of these abominations;
neither the home-born, nor the stranger that
sojourneth among you -- 27 for all these
abominations have the men of the land done,
that were before you, and the land is defiled --
28 that the land vomit not you out also, when
ye defile it, as it vomited out the nation that was
before you. 29 For whosoever shall do any of
these abominations, even the souls that do
them shall be cut off from among their people.
30 Therefore shall ye keep My charge, that ye
do not any of these abominable customs, which
were done before you, and that ye defile not
yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Speak unto all the congregation of the children
of Israel, and say unto them: Ye shall be holy;
for I the LORD your God am holy. 3 Ye shall
fear every man his mother, and his father, and
ye shall keep My sabbaths: I am the LORD
your God. 4 Turn ye not unto the idols, nor
make to yourselves molten gods: I am the
LORD your God. 5 And when ye offer a
sacrifice of peace-offerings unto the LORD, ye
shall offer it that ye may be accepted. 6 It shall
be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the
morrow; and if aught remain until the third day,
it shall be burnt with fire. 7 And if it be eaten at
all on the third day, it is a vile thing; it shall not
be accepted. 8 But every one that eateth it shall
bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the
holy thing of the LORD; and that soul shall be
cut off from his people. 9 And when ye reap the
harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap
the corner of thy field, neither shalt thou gather
the gleaning of thy harvest. 10 And thou shalt
not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather
the fallen fruit of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave
them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the
LORD your God. 11 Ye shall not steal; neither
shall ye deal falsely, nor lie one to another. 12
And ye shall not swear by My name falsely, so
that thou profane the name of thy God: I am
the LORD. 13 Thou shalt not oppress thy
neighbour, nor rob him; the wages of a hired
servant shall not abide with thee all night until
the morning. 14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf,
nor put a stumbling-block before the blind, but
thou shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD. 15 Ye
shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou
shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor
favour the person of the mighty; but in
righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour. 16
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer
among thy people; neither shalt thou stand idly
by the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.
17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart;
thou shalt surely rebuke thy neighbour, and not
bear sin because of him. 18 Thou shalt not take
vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the
children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. 19 Ye
shall keep My statutes. Thou shalt not let thy
cattle gender with a diverse kind; thou shalt not
sow thy field with two kinds of seed; neither
shall there come upon thee a garment of two
kinds of stuff mingled together. 20 And
whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a
bondmaid, designated for a man, and not at all
redeemed, nor was freedom given her; there
shall be inquisition; they shall not be put to
death, because she was not free. 21 And he
shall bring his forfeit unto the LORD, unto the
door of the tent of meeting, even a ram for a
guilt-offering. 22 And the priest shall make
atonement for him with the ram of the
guilt-offering before the LORD for his sin which he
hath sinned; and he shall be forgiven for his sin
which he hath sinned.
23 And when ye shall come into the land, and
shall have planted all manner of trees for food,
then ye shall count the fruit thereof as
forbidden; three years shall it be as forbidden
unto you; it shall not be eaten. 24 And in the
fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy, for
giving praise unto the LORD. 25 But in the fifth
year may ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may
yield unto you more richly the increase thereof:
I am the LORD your God. 26 Ye shall not eat
with the blood; neither shall ye practise
divination nor soothsaying. 27 Ye shall not
round the corners of your heads, neither shalt
thou mar the corners of thy beard. 28 Ye shall
not make any cuttings in your flesh for the
dead, nor imprint any marks upon you: I am
the LORD. 29 Profane not thy daughter, to
make her a harlot, lest the land fall into
harlotry, and the land become full of lewdness.
30 Ye shall keep My sabbaths, and reverence
My sanctuary: I am the LORD. 31 Turn ye not
unto the ghosts, nor unto familiar spirits; seek
them not out, to be defiled by them: I am the
LORD your God. 32 Thou shalt rise up before
the hoary head, and honour the face of the old
man, and thou shalt fear thy God: I am the
LORD. 33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in
your land, ye shall not do him wrong. 34 The
stranger that sojourneth with you shall be unto
you as the home-born among you, and thou
shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers
in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment,
in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. 36 Just
balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just
hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt. 37
And ye shall observe all My statutes, and all
Mine ordinances, and do them: I am the LORD.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Moreover, thou 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. 3 I also will set My
face against that man, and will cut him off
from among his people, because he hath given
of his seed unto Molech, to defile My
sanctuary, and to profane My holy name. 4
And if the people of 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; 5 then I
will set My face against that man, and against
his family, and will cut him off, and all that go
astray after him, to go astray after Molech,
from among their people. 6 And the soul that
turneth unto the ghosts, and unto the familiar
spirits, to go astray after them, I will even set
My face against that soul, and will cut him off
from among his people. 7 Sanctify yourselves
therefore, and be ye holy; for I am the LORD
your God. 8 And keep ye My statutes, and do
them: I am the LORD who sanctify you. 9 For
whatsoever man there be that curseth his father
or his mother shall surely be put to death; he
hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood
shall be upon him. 10 And the man that
committeth adultery with another man's wife,
even he that committeth adultery with his
neighbour's wife, both the adulterer and the
adulteress shall surely be put to death. 11 And
the man that lieth with his father's wife -- he hath
uncovered his father's nakedness -- both of them
shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be
upon them. 12 And if a man lie with his
daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be
put to death; they have wrought corruption;
their blood shall be upon them. 13 And if a man
lie with mankind, as with womankind, both of
them have committed abomination: they shall
surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon
them. 14 And if a man take with his wife also
her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt
with fire, both he and they; that there be no
wickedness among you. 15 And if a man lie
with a beast, he shall surely be put to death; and
ye shall slay the beast. 16 And if a woman
approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto,
thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they
shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be
upon them. 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. 18 And if
a man shall lie with a woman having her
sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness -- he
hath made naked her fountain, and she hath
uncovered the fountain of her blood -- both of
them shall be cut off from among their people.
19 And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of
thy mother's sister, nor of thy father's sister; for
he hath made naked his near kin; they shall
bear their iniquity. 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. 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.
22 Ye 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. 23 And ye shall not walk in the customs
of the nation, which I am casting out before
you; for they did all these things, and therefore I
abhorred them. 24 But I have said unto you:
'Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto
you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and
honey.' I am the LORD your God, who have set
you apart from the peoples. 25 Ye shall
therefore separate between the clean beast and
the unclean, and between the unclean fowl and
the clean; and ye shall not make your souls
detestable by beast, or by fowl, or by any thing
wherewith the ground teemeth, which I have set
apart for you to hold unclean. 26 And ye shall
be holy unto Me; for I the LORD am holy, and
have set you apart from the peoples, that ye
should be Mine. 27 A man also or a woman
that divineth by a ghost or a familiar spirit, shall
surely be put to death; they shall stone them
with stones; their blood shall be upon them.


1 And the LORD said unto Moses: Speak unto
the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto
them: There shall none defile himself for the
dead among his people; 2 except for his kin,
that is near unto him, for his mother, and for his
father, and for his son, and for his daughter,
and for his brother; 3 and for his sister a virgin,
that is near unto him, that hath had no
husband, for her may he defile himself. 4 He
shall not defile himself, being a chief man
among his people, to profane himself. 5 They
shall not make baldness upon their head,
neither shall they shave off the corners of their
beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh. 6
They shall be holy unto their God, and not
profane the name of their God; for the offerings
of the LORD made by fire, the bread of their
God, they do offer; therefore they shall be holy.
7 They shall not take a woman that is a harlot,
or profaned; neither shall they take a woman
put away from her husband; for he is holy unto
his God. 8 Thou shalt sanctify him therefore;
for he offereth the bread of thy God; he shall be
holy unto thee; for I the LORD, who sanctify
you, am holy. 9 And the daughter of any priest,
if she profane herself by playing the harlot, she
profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with
fire. 10 And the priest that is highest among his
brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil is
poured, and that is consecrated to put on the
garments, shall not let the hair of his head go
loose, nor rend his clothes; 11 neither shall he go
in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his
father, or for his mother; 12 neither shall he go
out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary
of his God; for the consecration of the anointing
oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD. 13
And he shall take a wife in her virginity. 14 A
widow, or one divorced, or a profaned woman,
or a harlot, these shall he not take; but a virgin
of his own people shall he take to wife. 15 And
he shall not profane his seed among his people;
for I am the LORD who sanctify him. 16 And
the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 17 Speak
unto Aaron, saying: Whosoever he be of thy
seed throughout their generations that hath a
blemish, let him not approach to offer the bread
of his God. 18 For whatsoever man he be that
hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind
man, or a lame, or he that hath any thing
maimed, or anything too long, 19 or a man that
is broken-footed, or broken-handed, 20 or
crook-backed, or a dwarf, or that hath his eye
overspread, or is scabbed, or scurvy, or hath his
stones crushed; 21 no man of the seed of Aaron
the priest, that hath a blemish, shall come nigh
to offer the offerings of the LORD made by
fire; he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh
to offer the bread of his God. 22 He may eat
the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and
of the holy. 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 holy
places; for I am the LORD who sanctify them.
24 So Moses spoke unto Aaron, and to his sons,
and unto all the children of Israel.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 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 LORD. 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 LORD,
having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall
be cut off from before Me: I am the LORD. 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 any one that is unclean by the dead;
or from whomsoever the flow of seed goeth out;
5 or whosoever toucheth any swarming thing,
whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of
whom he may take uncleanness, whatsoever
uncleanness he hath; 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. 7 And when the sun is down,
he shall be clean; and afterward he may eat of
the holy things, because it is his bread. 8 That
which dieth of itself, or is torn of beasts, he shall
not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the
LORD. 9 They shall therefore keep My charge,
lest they bear sin for it, and die therein, if they
profane it: I am the LORD who sanctify them.
10 There shall no common man eat of the holy
thing; a tenant of a priest, or a hired servant,
shall not eat of the holy thing. 11 But if a priest
buy any soul, the purchase of his money, he
may eat of it; and such as are born in his house,
they may eat of his bread. 12 And if a priest's
daughter be married unto a common man, she
shall not eat of that which is set apart from the
holy things. 13 But if a priest's daughter be a
widow, or divorced, and have no child, and is
returned unto her father's house, as in her youth,
she may eat of her father's bread; but there
shall no common man eat thereof. 14 And if a
man eat of the holy thing through error, then he
shall put the fifth part thereof unto it, and shall
give unto the priest the holy thing. 15 And they
shall not profane the holy things of the children
of Israel, which they set apart unto the LORD;
16 and so cause them to bear the iniquity that
bringeth guilt, when they eat their holy things;
for I am the LORD who sanctify them.
17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
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 strangers in Israel, that bringeth his offering,
whether it be any of their vows, or any of their
free-will-offerings, which are brought unto the
LORD for a burnt-offering; 19 that ye may be
accepted, ye shall offer a male without blemish,
of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats. 20
But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye
not bring; for it shall not be acceptable for you.
21 And whosoever bringeth a sacrifice of
peace-offerings unto the LORD in fulfilment of a vow
clearly uttered, or for a freewill-offering, of the
herd or of the flock, it shall be perfect to be
accepted; there shall be no blemish therein. 22
Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen,
or scabbed, or scurvy, ye shall not offer these
unto the LORD, nor make an offering by fire of
them upon the altar unto the LORD. 23 Either a
bullock or a lamb that hath any thing too long
or too short, that mayest thou offer for a
freewill-offering; but for a vow it shall not be
accepted. 24 That which hath its stones bruised,
or crushed, or torn, or cut, ye shall not offer
unto the LORD; neither shall ye do thus in your
land. 25 Neither from the hand of a foreigner
shall ye 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. 26 And the LORD spoke unto Moses,
saying: 27 When a bullock, or a sheep, or a
goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days
under the dam; but from the eighth day and
thenceforth it may be accepted for an offering
made by fire unto the LORD. 28 And whether it
be cow or ewe, ye shall not kill it and its young
both in one day. 29 And when ye sacrifice a
sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, ye
shall sacrifice it that ye may be accepted. 30 On
the same day it shall be eaten; ye shall leave
none of it until the morning: I am the LORD. 31
And ye shall keep My commandments, and do
them: I am the LORD. 32 And ye shall not
profane My holy name; but I will be hallowed
among the children of Israel: I am the LORD
who hallow you, 33 that brought you out of the
land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them: The appointed seasons of the LORD,
which ye shall proclaim to be holy
convocations, even these are My appointed
seasons. 3 Six days shall work be done; but on
the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, a
holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of
work; it is a sabbath unto the LORD in all your
dwellings.
4 These are the appointed seasons of the
LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall
proclaim in their appointed season. 5 In the first
month, on the fourteenth day of the month at
dusk, is the LORD'S passover. 6 And on the
fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of
unleavened bread unto the LORD; seven days
ye shall eat unleavened bread. 7 In the first day
ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do
no manner of servile work. 8 And ye shall bring
an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven
days; in the seventh day is a holy convocation;
ye shall do no manner of servile work.
9 And the LORD spoke unto Moses saying: 10
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them: When ye are come into the land which I
give unto you, and shall reap the harvest
thereof, then ye shall bring the sheaf of the
first-fruits of your harvest unto the priest. 11 And he
shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be
accepted for you; on the morrow after the
sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And in the
day when ye wave the sheaf, ye shall offer a
he-lamb without blemish of the first year for a
burnt-offering unto the LORD. 13 And the
meal-offering thereof shall be two tenth parts of
an ephah of fine flour mingled with oil, an
offering made by fire unto the LORD for a
sweet savour; and the drink-offering thereof
shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin. 14 And
ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor
fresh ears, until this selfsame day, until ye have
brought the offering of your God; it is a statute
for ever throughout your generations in all your
dwellings. 15 And ye shall count unto you from
the morrow after the day of rest, from the day
that ye brought the sheaf of the waving; seven
weeks shall there be complete; 16 even unto the
morrow after the seventh week shall ye number
fifty days; and ye shall present a new
meal-offering unto the LORD. 17 Ye shall bring out
of your dwellings two wave-loaves of two tenth
parts of an ephah; they shall be of fine flour,
they shall be baked with leaven, for first-fruits
unto the LORD. 18 And ye shall present with
the bread seven lambs without blemish of the
first year, and one young bullock, and two
rams; they shall be a burnt-offering unto the
LORD, with their meal-offering, and their
drink-offerings, even an offering made by fire, of a
sweet savour unto the LORD. 19 And ye shall
offer one he-goat for a sin-offering, and two
he-lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of
peace-offerings. 20 And the priest shall wave them
with the bread of the first-fruits for a
wave-offering before the LORD, with the two lambs;
they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest. 21
And ye shall make proclamation on the
selfsame day; there shall be a holy convocation
unto you; ye shall do no manner of servile
work; it is a statute for ever in all your dwellings
throughout your generations. 22 And when ye
reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not
wholly reap the corner of thy field, neither shalt
thou gather the gleaning of thy harvest; thou
shalt leave them for the poor, and for the
stranger: I am the LORD your God.
23 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: In
the seventh month, in the first day of the
month, shall be a solemn rest unto you, a
memorial proclaimed with the blast of horns, a
holy convocation. 25 Ye shall do no manner of
servile work; and ye shall bring an offering
made by fire unto the LORD. 26 And the LORD
spoke unto Moses, saying: 27 Howbeit on the
tenth day of this seventh month is the day of
atonement; there shall be a holy convocation
unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls; and ye
shall bring an offering made by fire unto the
LORD. 28 And ye shall do no manner of work
in that same day; for it is a day of atonement,
to make atonement for you before the LORD
your God. 29 For whatsoever soul it be that
shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall
be cut off from his people. 30 And whatsoever
soul it be that doeth any manner of work in that
same day, that soul will I destroy from among
his people. 31 Ye shall do no manner of work; it
is a statute for ever throughout your generations
in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be unto you a
sabbath of solemn rest, and ye shall afflict your
souls; in the ninth day of the month at even,
from even unto even, shall ye keep your
sabbath.
33 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
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
LORD. 35 On the first day shall be a holy
convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile
work. 36 Seven days ye shall bring an offering
made by fire unto the LORD; on the eighth day
shall be a holy convocation unto you; and ye
shall bring an offering made by fire unto the
LORD; it is a day of solemn assembly; ye shall
do no manner of servile work. 37 These are the
appointed seasons of the LORD, which ye shall
proclaim to be holy convocations, to bring an
offering made by fire unto the LORD, a
burnt-offering, and a meal-offering, a sacrifice, and
drink-offerings, each on its own day; 38 beside
the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your
gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all
your freewill-offerings, which ye give unto the
LORD. 39 Howbeit on the fifteenth day of the
seventh month, when ye have gathered in the
fruits of the land, ye shall keep the feast of the
LORD seven days; on the first day shall be a
solemn rest, and on the eighth day shall be a
solemn rest. 40 And ye shall take you on the
first day the fruit of goodly trees, branches of
palm-trees, and boughs of thick trees, and
willows of the brook, and ye shall rejoice before
the LORD your God seven days. 41 And ye
shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days
in the year; it is a statute for ever in your
generations; ye shall keep it in the seventh
month. 42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days;
all that are home-born in Israel shall dwell in
booths; 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 LORD your God. 44 And
Moses declared unto the children of Israel the
appointed seasons of the LORD.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
'Command the children of Israel, that they bring
unto thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to
cause a lamp to burn continually. 3 Without the
veil of the testimony, in the tent of meeting,
shall Aaron order it from evening to morning
before the LORD continually; it shall be a
statute for ever throughout your generations. 4
He shall order the lamps upon the pure
candlestick before the LORD continually.
5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake
twelve cakes thereof: two tenth parts of an
ephah shall be in one cake. 6 And thou shalt set
them in two rows, six in a row, upon the pure
table before the LORD. 7 And thou shalt put
pure frankincense with each row, that it may be
to the bread for a memorial-part, even an
offering made by fire unto the LORD. 8 Every
sabbath day he shall set it in order before the
LORD continually; it is from the children of
Israel, an everlasting covenant. 9 And it shall be
for Aaron and his sons; and they shall eat it in a
holy place; for it is most holy unto him of the
offerings of the LORD made by fire, a perpetual
due.' 10 And the son of an Israelitish woman,
whose father was an 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. 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. 12 And they put
him in ward, that it might be declared unto them
at the mouth of the LORD.
13 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
14 'Bring forth him that hath cursed without the
camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands
upon his head, and let all the congregation stone
him. 15 And thou shalt speak unto the children
of Israel, saying: Whosoever curseth his God
shall bear his sin. 16 And he that blasphemeth
the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to
death; all the congregation shall certainly stone
him; as well the stranger, as the home-born,
when he blasphemeth the Name, shall be put to
death. 17 And he that smiteth any man
mortally shall surely be put to death. 18 And he
that smiteth a beast mortally shall make it
good: life for life. 19 And if a man maim his
neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done
to him: 20 breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth
for tooth; as he hath maimed a man, so shall it
be rendered unto him. 21 And he that killeth a
beast shall make it good; and he that killeth a
man shall be put to death. 22 Ye shall have one
manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for
the home-born; for I am the LORD your God.'
23 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel,
and they brought forth him that had cursed out
of the camp, and stoned him with stones. And
the children of Israel did as the LORD
commanded Moses.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses in mount
Sinai, saying: 2 Speak unto the children of
Israel, and say unto them: When ye come into
the land which I give you, then shall the land
keep a sabbath unto the LORD. 3 Six years
thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt
prune thy vineyard, and gather in the produce
thereof. 4 But in the seventh year shall be a
sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath
unto the LORD; thou shalt neither sow thy field,
nor prune thy vineyard. 5 That which groweth
of itself of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, and
the grapes of thy undressed vine thou shalt not
gather; it shall be a year of solemn rest for the
land. 6 And the sabbath-produce of the land
shall be for food for you: for thee, and for thy
servant and for thy maid, and for thy hired
servant and for the settler by thy side that
sojourn with thee; 7 and for thy cattle, and for
the beasts that are in thy land, shall all the
increase thereof be for food. 8 And thou shalt
number seven sabbaths of years unto thee,
seven times seven years; and there shall be unto
thee the days of seven sabbaths of years, even
forty and nine years. 9 Then shalt thou make
proclamation with the blast of the horn on the
tenth day of the seventh month; in the day of
atonement shall ye make proclamation with the
horn throughout all your land. 10 And ye shall
hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty
throughout the land unto all the inhabitants
thereof; it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye
shall return every man unto his possession, and
ye shall return every man unto his family. 11 A
jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you; ye
shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth
of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of the
undressed vines. 12 For it is a jubilee; it shall be
holy unto you; ye shall eat the increase thereof
out of the field. 13 In this year of jubilee ye
shall return every man unto his possession. 14
And if thou sell aught unto thy neighbour, or
buy of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not wrong
one another. 15 According to the number of
years after the jubilee thou shalt buy of thy
neighbour, and according unto the number of
years of the crops he shall sell unto thee. 16
According to the multitude of the years thou
shalt increase the price thereof, and according
to the fewness of the years thou shalt diminish
the price of it; for the number of crops doth he
sell unto thee. 17 And ye shall not wrong one
another; but thou shalt fear thy God; for I am
the LORD your God. 18 Wherefore ye shall do
My statutes, and keep Mine ordinances and do
them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.
19 And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye
shall eat until ye have enough, and dwell therein
in safety. 20 And if ye shall say: 'What shall we
eat the seventh year? behold, we may not sow,
nor gather in our increase'; 21 then I will
command My blessing upon you in the sixth
year, and it shall bring forth produce for the
three years. 22 And ye shall sow the eighth year,
and eat of the produce, the old store; until the
ninth year, until her produce come in, ye shall
eat the old store. 23 And the land shall not be
sold in perpetuity; for the land is Mine; for ye
are strangers and settlers with Me. 24 And in all
the land of your possession ye shall grant a
redemption for the land. 25 If thy brother be
waxen poor, and sell some of his possession,
then shall his kinsman that is next unto him
come, and shall redeem that which his brother
hath sold. 26 And if a man have no one to
redeem it, and he be waxen rich and find
sufficient means to redeem it; 27 then let him
count the years of the sale thereof, and restore
the overplus unto the man to whom he sold it;
and he shall return unto his possession. 28 But if
he have not sufficient means to get it back for
himself, then that which he hath sold shall
remain in the hand of him that hath bought it
until the year of jubilee; and in the jubilee it
shall go out, and he shall return unto his
possession. 29 And if a man sell a
dwelling-house in a walled city, then he may redeem it
within a whole year after it is sold; for a full
year shall he have the right of redemption. 30
And if it be not redeemed within the space of a
full year, then the house that is in the walled city
shall be made sure in perpetuity to him that
bought it, throughout his generations; it shall not
go out in the jubilee. 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. 32 But as for the cities of the
Levites, the houses of the cities of their
possession, the Levites shall have a perpetual
right of redemption. 33 And if a man purchase
of the Levites, then the house that was sold in
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. 34 But the fields of the open land
about their cities may not be sold; for that is
their perpetual possession. 35 And if thy brother
be waxen poor, and his means fail with thee;
then thou shalt uphold him: as a stranger and a
settler shall he live with thee. 36 Take thou no
interest of him or increase; but fear thy God;
that thy brother may live with thee. 37 Thou
shalt not give him thy money upon interest, nor
give him thy victuals for increase. 38 I am the
LORD your God, who brought you forth out of
the land of Egypt, to give you the land of
Canaan, to be your God. 39 And if thy brother
be waxen poor with thee, and sell himself unto
thee, thou shalt not make him to serve as a
bondservant. 40 As a hired servant, and as a
settler, he shall be with thee; he shall serve with
thee unto the year of jubilee. 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. 42
For they are My servants, whom I brought forth
out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold
as bondmen. 43 Thou shalt not rule over him
with rigour; but shalt fear thy God. 44 And as
for thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, whom
thou mayest have: of the nations that are round
about you, of them shall ye buy bondmen and
bondmaids. 45 Moreover of the children of the
strangers that do sojourn among you, of them
may ye buy, and of their families that are with
you, which they have begotten in your land;
and they may be your possession. 46 And ye
may make them an inheritance for your
children after you, to hold for a possession: of
them may ye take your bondmen for ever; but
over your brethren the children of Israel ye shall
not rule, one over another, with rigour. 47 And if
a stranger who is a settler with thee be waxen
rich, and thy brother be waxen poor beside him,
and sell himself unto the stranger who is a settler
with thee, or to the offshoot of a stranger's
family, 48 after that he is sold he may be
redeemed; one of his brethren may redeem him;
49 or his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem
him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his
family may redeem him; or if he be waxen rich,
he may redeem himself. 50 And he shall reckon
with him that bought him from the year that he
sold himself to him unto the year of jubilee; and
the price of his sale shall be according unto the
number of years; according to the time of a
hired servant shall he be with him. 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. 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. 53 As a servant hired year by year
shall he be with him; he shall not rule with rigour
over him in thy sight. 54 And if he be not
redeemed by any of these means, then he shall
go out in the year of jubilee, he, and his children
with him. 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
LORD your God.


1 Ye shall make you no idols, neither shall ye
rear you up a graven image, or a pillar, neither
shall ye place any figured stone in your land, to
bow down unto it; for I am the LORD your
God. 2 Ye shall keep My sabbaths, and
reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.
3 If ye walk in My statutes, and keep My
commandments, and do them; 4 then I will give
your rains in their season, and the land shall
yield her produce, and the trees of the field shall
yield their fruit. 5 And your threshing shall reach
unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach
unto the sowing time; and ye shall eat your
bread until ye have enough, and dwell in your
land safely. 6 And I will give peace in the land,
and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you
afraid; and I will cause evil beasts to cease out
of the land, neither shall the sword go through
your land. 7 And ye shall chase your enemies,
and they shall fall before you by the sword. 8
And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a
hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and
your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
9 And I will have respect unto you, and make
you fruitful, and multiply you; and will establish
My covenant with you. 10 And ye shall eat old
store long kept, and ye shall bring forth the old
from before the new. 11 And I will set My
tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not
abhor you. 12 And I will walk among you, and
will be your God, and ye shall be My people. 13
I am the LORD your God, who brought you
forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should
not be their bondmen; and I have broken the
bars of your yoke, and made you go upright.
14 But if ye will not hearken unto Me, and will
not do all these commandments; 15 and if ye
shall reject My statutes, and if your soul abhor
Mine ordinances, so that ye will not do all My
commandments, but break My covenant; 16 I
also will do this unto you: I will appoint terror
over you, even consumption and fever, that
shall make the eyes to fail, and the soul to
languish; and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for
your enemies shall eat it. 17 And I will set My
face against you, and ye shall be smitten before
your enemies; they that hate you shall rule over
you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
18 And if ye will not yet for these things
hearken unto Me, then I will chastise you seven
times more for your sins. 19 And I will break the
pride of your power; and I will make your
heaven as iron, and your earth as brass. 20 And
your strength shall be spent in vain; for your
land shall not yield her produce, neither shall the
trees of the land yield their fruit. 21 And if ye
walk contrary unto Me, and will not hearken
unto Me; I will bring seven times more plagues
upon you according to your sins. 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. 23 And if in spite
of these things ye will not be corrected unto Me,
but will walk contrary unto Me; 24 then will I
also walk contrary unto you; and I will smite
you, even I, seven times for your sins. 25 And I
will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute
the vengeance of the covenant; and ye shall be
gathered together within your cities; and I will
send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be
delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 When
I break your staff of bread, ten women shall
bake your bread in one oven, and they shall
deliver your bread again by weight; and ye shall
eat, and not be satisfied. 27 And if ye will not
for all this hearken unto Me, but walk contrary
unto Me; 28 then I will walk contrary unto you
in fury; and I also will chastise you seven times
for your sins. 29 And ye shall eat the flesh of
your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall
ye eat. 30 And I will destroy your high places,
and cut down your sun-pillars, and cast your
carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols; and
My soul shall abhor you. 31 And I will make
your cities a waste, and will bring your
sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell
the savour of your sweet odours. 32 And I will
bring the land into desolation; and your enemies
that dwell therein shall be astonished at it. 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. 34 Then shall the land be paid her
sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye are
in your enemies' land; even then shall the land
rest, and repay her sabbaths. 35 As long as it
lieth desolate it shall have rest; even the rest
which it had not in your sabbaths, when ye
dwelt upon it. 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. 37 And they shall stumble
one upon another, as it were before the sword,
when none pursueth; and ye shall have no
power to stand before your enemies. 38 And ye
shall perish among the nations, and the land of
your enemies shall eat you up. 39 And they that
are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity
in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities
of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
40 And they shall confess their iniquity, and the
iniquity of their fathers, in their treachery which
they committed against Me, and also that they
have walked contrary unto Me. 41 I also will
walk contrary unto them, and bring them into
the land of their enemies; if then perchance
their uncircumcised heart be humbled, and they
then be paid the punishment of their iniquity;
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. 43 For
the land shall lie forsaken without them, and
shall be paid her sabbaths, while she lieth
desolate without them; and they shall be paid
the punishment of their iniquity; because, even
because they rejected Mine ordinances, and
their soul abhorred My statutes. 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
LORD their God. 45 But I will for their sakes
remember the covenant of their ancestors,
whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt
in the sight of the nations, that I might be their
God: I am the LORD. 46 These are the statutes
and ordinances and laws, which the LORD
made between Him and the children of Israel in
mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them: When a man shall clearly utter a vow of
persons unto the LORD, according to thy
valuation, 3 then thy valuation shall be for the
male from twenty years old even unto sixty
years old, even thy valuation shall be fifty
shekels of silver, after the shekel of the
sanctuary. 4 And if it be a female, then thy
valuation shall be thirty shekels. 5 And if it be
from five years old even unto twenty years old,
then thy valuation shall be for the male twenty
shekels, and for the female ten shekels. 6 And if
it be from a month old even unto five years old,
then thy valuation shall be for the male five
shekels of silver, and for the female thy
valuation shall be three shekels of silver. 7 And
if it be from sixty years old and upward: if it be
a male, then thy valuation shall be fifteen
shekels, and for the female ten shekels. 8 But if
he be too poor for thy valuation, then he shall
be set before the priest, and the priest shall
value him; according to the means of him that
vowed shall the priest value him. 9 And if it be a
beast, whereof men bring an offering unto the
LORD, all that any man giveth of such unto the
LORD shall be holy. 10 He shall not alter it, nor
change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good;
and if he shall at all change beast for beast,
then both it and that for which it is changed
shall be holy. 11 And if it be any unclean beast,
of which they may not bring an offering unto
the LORD, then he shall set the beast before the
priest. 12 And the priest shall value it, whether it
be good or bad; as thou the priest valuest it, so
shall it be. 13 But if he will indeed redeem it,
then he shall add the fifth part thereof unto thy
valuation. 14 And when a man shall sanctify
his house to be holy unto the LORD, then the
priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad;
as the priest shall value it, so shall it stand. 15
And if he that sanctified it will redeem his
house, then he shall add the fifth part of the
money of thy valuation unto it, and it shall be
his. 16 And if a man shall sanctify unto the
LORD part of the field of his possession, then
thy valuation shall be according to the sowing
thereof; the sowing of a homer of barley shall
be valued at fifty shekels of silver. 17 If he
sanctify his field from the year of jubilee,
according to thy valuation it shall stand. 18 But
if he sanctify his field after the jubilee, then the
priest shall reckon unto him the money
according to the years that remain unto the year
of jubilee, and an abatement shall be made
from thy valuation. 19 And if he that sanctified
the field will indeed redeem it, then he shall add
the fifth part of the money of thy valuation
unto it, and it shall be assured to him. 20 And if
he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold
the field to another man, it shall not be
redeemed any more. 21 But the field, when it
goeth out in the jubilee, shall be holy unto the
LORD, as a field devoted; the possession
thereof shall be the priest's. 22 And if he
sanctify unto the LORD a field which he hath
bought, which is not of the field of his
possession; 23 then the priest shall reckon unto
him the worth of thy valuation unto the year of
jubilee; and he shall give thy valuation in that
day, as a holy thing unto the LORD. 24 In the
year of jubilee the field shall return unto him of
whom it was bought, even to him to whom the
possession of the land belongeth. 25 And all thy
valuations shall be according to the shekel of
the sanctuary; twenty gerahs shall be the shekel.
26 Howbeit the firstling among beasts, which is
born as a firstling to the LORD, no man shall
sanctify it; whether it be ox or sheep, it is the
LORD'S. 27 And if it be of an unclean beast,
then he shall ransom it according to thy
valuation, and shall add unto it the fifth part
thereof; or if it be not redeemed, then it shall be
sold according to thy valuation. 28
Notwithstanding, no devoted thing, that a man
may devote unto the LORD of all that he hath,
whether of man or beast, or of the field of his
possession, shall be sold or redeemed; every
devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD. 29
None devoted, that may be devoted of men,
shall be ransomed; he shall surely be put to
death. 30 And all the tithe of the land, whether
of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree,
is the LORD'S; it is holy unto the LORD. 31 And
if a man will redeem aught of his tithe, he shall
add unto it the fifth part thereof. 32 And all the
tithe of the herd or the flock, whatsoever
passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy
unto the LORD. 33 He shall not inquire whether
it be good or bad, neither shall he change it; and
if he change it at all, then both it and that for
which it is changed shall be holy; it shall not be
redeemed. 34 These are the commandments,
which the LORD commanded Moses for the
children of Israel in mount Sinai.


1 And the LORD spoke 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: 2 'Take ye the sum of all the
congregation of the children of Israel, by their
families, by their fathers' houses, according to
the number of names, every male, by their
polls; 3 from twenty years old and upward, all
that are able to go forth to war in Israel: ye shall
number them by their hosts, even thou and
Aaron. 4 And with you there shall be a man of
every tribe, every one head of his fathers' house.
5 And these are the names of the men that shall
stand with you: of Reuben, Elizur the son of
Shedeur. 6 Of Simeon, Shelumiel the son of
Zurishaddai. 7 Of Judah, Nahshon the son of
Amminadab. 8 Of Issachar, Nethanel the son of
Zuar. 9 Of Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon. 10
Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim,
Elishama the son of Ammihud; of Manasseh,
Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 11 Of Benjamin,
Abidan the son of Gideoni. 12 Of Dan, Ahiezer
the son of Ammishaddai. 13 Of Asher, Pagiel
the son of Ochran. 14 Of Gad, Eliasaph the son
of Deuel. 15 Of Naphtali, Ahira the son of
Enan.' 16 These were the elect of the
congregation, the princes of the tribes of their
fathers; they were the heads of the thousands
of Israel. 17 And Moses and Aaron took these
men that are pointed out by name. 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
names, from twenty years old and upward, by
their polls. 19 As the LORD commanded Moses,
so did he number them in the wilderness of
Sinai. 20 And the children of Reuben, Israel's
first-born, their generations, by their families, by
their fathers' houses, according to the number of
names, by their polls, every male from twenty
years old and upward, all that were able to go
forth to war; 21 those that were numbered of
them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six
thousand and five hundred.
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 names, by their polls, every male
from twenty years old and upward, all that were
able to go forth to war; 23 those that were
numbered of them, of the tribe of Simeon, were
fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.
24 Of the children of Gad, their generations, by
their families, by their fathers' houses, according
to the number of names, from twenty years old
and upward, all that were able to go forth to
war; 25 those that were numbered of them, of
the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand
six hundred and fifty.
26 Of the children of Judah, their generations,
by their families, by their fathers' houses,
according to the number of names, from twenty
years old and upward, all that were able to go
forth to war; 27 those that were numbered of
them, of the tribe of Judah, were threescore and
fourteen thousand and six hundred.
28 Of the children of Issachar, their generations,
by their families, by their fathers' houses,
according to the number of names, from twenty
years old and upward, all that were able to go
forth to war; 29 those that were numbered of
them, of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty and
four thousand and four hundred.
30 Of the children of Zebulun, their generations,
by their families, by their fathers' houses,
according to the number of names, from twenty
years old and upward, all that were able to go
forth to war; 31 those that were numbered of
them, of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty and
seven thousand and four hundred.
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 names, from twenty years old
and upward, all that were able to go forth to
war; 33 those that were numbered of them, of
the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand and
five hundred.
34 Of the children of Manasseh, their
generations, by their families, by their fathers'
houses, according to the number of names,
from twenty years old and upward, all that were
able to go forth to war; 35 those that were
numbered of them, of the tribe of Manasseh,
were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.
36 Of the children of Benjamin, their
generations, by their families, by their fathers'
houses, according to the number of names,
from twenty years old and upward, all that were
able to go forth to war; 37 those that were
numbered of them, of the tribe of Benjamin,
were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.
38 Of the children of Dan, their generations, by
their families, by their fathers' houses, according
to the number of names, from twenty years old
and upward, all that were able to go forth to
war; 39 those that were numbered of them, of
the tribe of Dan, were threescore and two
thousand and seven hundred.
40 Of the children of Asher, their generations,
by their families, by their fathers' houses,
according to the number of names, from twenty
years old and upward, all that were able to go
forth to war; 41 those that were numbered of
them, of the tribe of Asher, were forty and one
thousand and five hundred.
42 Of the children of Naphtali, their generations,
by their families, by their fathers' houses,
according to the number of names, from twenty
years old and upward, all that were able to go
forth to war; 43 those that were numbered of
them, of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty and
three thousand and four hundred.
44 These are those that were numbered, which
Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of
Israel, being twelve men; they were each one for
his fathers' house. 45 And all those that were
numbered of the children of Israel by their
fathers' houses, from twenty years old and
upward, all that were able to go forth to war in
Israel; 46 even all those that were numbered
were six hundred thousand and three thousand
and five hundred and fifty. 47 But the Levites
after the tribe of their fathers were not
numbered among them.
48 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
49 'Howbeit the tribe of Levi thou shalt not
number, neither shalt thou take the sum of
them among the children of Israel; 50 but
appoint thou the Levites over the tabernacle of
the testimony, and over all the furniture thereof,
and over all that belongeth to it; they shall bear
the tabernacle, and all the furniture thereof; and
they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp
round about the tabernacle. 51 And when the
tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall
take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be
pitched, the Levites shall set it up; and the
common man that draweth nigh shall be put to
death. 52 And the children of Israel shall pitch
their tents, every man with his own camp, and
every man with his own standard, according to
their hosts. 53 But the Levites shall pitch round
about the tabernacle of the testimony, that
there be no wrath upon the congregation of the
children of Israel; and the Levites shall keep the
charge of the tabernacle of the testimony.' 54
Thus did the children of Israel; according to all
that the LORD commanded Moses, so did
they.


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


1 Now these are the generations of Aaron and
Moses in the day that the LORD spoke with
Moses in mount Sinai. 2 And these are the
names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the
first-born, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 3 These
are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests
that were anointed, whom he consecrated to
minister in the priest's office. 4 And Nadab and
Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered
strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness
of Sinai, and they had no children; and Eleazar
and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in
the presence of Aaron their father.
5 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 6
'Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them
before Aaron the priest, that they may minister
unto him. 7 And they shall keep his charge, and
the charge of the whole congregation before the
tent of meeting, to do the service of the
tabernacle. 8 And they shall keep all the
furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge
of the children of Israel, to do the service of the
tabernacle. 9 And thou shalt give the Levites
unto Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly
given unto him from the children of Israel. 10
And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, that
they may keep their priesthood; and the
common man that draweth nigh shall be put to
death.'
11 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
12 'And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from
among the children of Israel instead of every
first-born that openeth the womb among the
children of Israel; and the Levites shall be Mine;
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 LORD.'
14 And the LORD spoke unto Moses in the
wilderness of Sinai, saying: 15 'Number the
children of Levi by their fathers' houses, by their
families; every male from a month old and
upward shalt thou number them.' 16 And Moses
numbered them according to the word of the
LORD, as he was commanded. 17 And these
were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon,
and Kohath, and Merari. 18 And these are the
names of the sons of Gershon by their families:
Libni and Shimei. 19 And the sons of Kohath
by their families: Amram and Izhar, Hebron
and Uzziel. 20 And the sons of Merari by their
families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the
families of the Levites according to their fathers'
houses. 21 Of Gershon was the family of the
Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites; these
are the families of the Gershonites. 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. 23
The families of the Gershonites were to pitch
behind the tabernacle westward; 24 the prince
of the fathers' house of the Gershonites being
Eliasaph the son of Lael, 25 and the charge of
the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting the
tabernacle, and the Tent, the covering thereof,
and the screen for the door of the tent of
meeting, 26 and the hangings of the court, and
the screen for the door of the court -- which is by
the tabernacle, and by the altar, round about --
and the cords of it, even whatsoever pertaineth
to the service thereof. 27 And of Kohath was
the family of the Amramites, and the family of
the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites,
and the family of the Uzzielites; these are the
families of the Kohathites: 28 according to the
number of all the males, from a month old and
upward, eight thousand and six hundred,
keepers of the charge of the sanctuary. 29 The
families of the sons of Kohath were to pitch on
the side of the tabernacle southward; 30 the
prince of the fathers' house of the families of
the Kohathites being Elizaphan the son of
Uzziel, 31 and their charge the ark, and the
table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and
the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith the
priests minister, and the screen, and all that
pertaineth to the service thereof; 32 Eleazar the
son of Aaron the priest being prince of the
princes of the Levites, and having the oversight
of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.
33 Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites,
and the family of the Mushites; these are the
families of Merari. 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; 35 the
prince of the fathers' house of the families of
Merari being Zuriel the son of Abihail; they were
to pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward;
36 the appointed charge of the sons of Merari
being the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars
thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets
thereof, and all the instruments thereof, and all
that pertaineth to the service thereof; 37 and
the pillars of the court round about, and their
sockets, and their pins, and their cords. 38 And
those that were to pitch before the tabernacle
eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the
sunrising, were Moses, and Aaron and his sons,
keeping the charge of the sanctuary, even the
charge for the children of Israel; and the
common man that drew nigh was to be put to
death. 39 All that were numbered of the Levites,
whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the
commandment of the LORD, by their families,
all the males from a month old and upward,
were twenty and two thousand. 40 And the
LORD said unto Moses: 'Number all the
first-born males of the children of Israel from a
month old and upward, and take the number of
their names. 41 And thou shalt take the Levites
for Me, even the LORD, instead of all the
first-born among the children of Israel; and the
cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings
among the cattle of the children of Israel.' 42
And Moses numbered, as the LORD
commanded him, all the first-born among the
children of Israel. 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.
44 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
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, even the LORD'S. 46 And
as for the redemption of the two hundred and
three score and thirteen of the first-born of the
children of Israel, that are over and above the
number of the Levites, 47 thou shalt take five
shekels apiece by the poll; after the shekel of
the sanctuary shalt thou take them -- the shekel
is twenty gerahs. 48 And thou shalt give the
money wherewith they that remain over of
them are redeemed unto Aaron and to his sons.'
49 And Moses took the redemption-money
from them that were over and above them that
were redeemed by the Levites; 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. 51 And Moses gave the
redemption-money unto Aaron and to his sons,
according to the word of the LORD, as the
LORD commanded Moses.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto
Aaron, saying: 2 'Take the sum of the sons of
Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their
families, by their fathers' houses, 3 from thirty
years old and upward even until fifty years old,
all that enter upon the service, to do work in the
tent of meeting. 4 This is the service of the sons
of Kohath in the tent of meeting, about the
most holy things: 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; 6 and
shall put thereon a covering of sealskin, and
shall spread over it a cloth all of blue, and shall
set the staves thereof. 7 And upon the table of
showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue,
and put thereon the dishes, and the pans, and
the bowls, and the jars wherewith to pour out;
and the continual bread shall remain thereon. 8
And they shall spread upon them a cloth of
scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of
sealskin, and shall set the staves thereof. 9 And
they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the
candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its
tongs, and its snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels
thereof, wherewith they minister unto it. 10 And
they shall put it and all the vessels thereof
within a covering of sealskin, and shall put it
upon a bar. 11 And upon the golden altar they
shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a
covering of sealskin, and shall set the staves
thereof. 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 a bar. 13 And they shall take
away the ashes from the altar, and spread a
purple cloth thereon. 14 And they shall put
upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they
minister about it, the fire-pans, the flesh-hooks,
and the shovels, and the basins, all the vessels
of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a
covering of sealskin, and set the staves thereof.
15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an
end of covering the holy furniture, and all the
holy vessels, as the camp is to set forward -- after
that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear
them; but they shall not touch the holy things,
lest they die. These things are the burden of the
sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting. 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: he shall have the charge of all
the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, whether
it be the sanctuary, or the furniture thereof.'
17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto
Aaron, saying: 18 'Cut ye not off the tribe of the
families of the Kohathites from among the
Levites; 19 but thus do unto them, that they
may live, and not die, when they 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; 20 but they shall not go in to
see the holy things as they are being covered,
lest they die.'
21 And the LORD spoke unto Moses saying: 22
'Take the sum of the sons of Gershon also, by
their fathers' houses, by their families; 23 from
thirty years old and upward until fifty years old
shalt thou number them: all that enter in to wait
upon the service, to do service in the tent of
meeting. 24 This is the service of the families of
the Gershonites, in serving and in bearing
burdens: 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; 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
there may be to do with them, therein shall they
serve. 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 ye shall appoint unto them in
charge all their burden. 28 This is the service of
the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the
tent of meeting; and their charge shall be under
the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
29 As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number
them by their families, by their fathers' houses;
30 from thirty years old and upward even unto
fifty years old shalt thou number them, every
one that entereth upon the service, to do the
work of the tent of meeting. 31 And this is the
charge of their burden, according to all their
service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the
tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars
thereof, and the sockets thereof; 32 and the
pillars of the court round about, and their
sockets, and their pins, and their cords, even all
their appurtenance, and all that pertaineth to
their service; and by name ye shall appoint the
instruments of the charge of their burden. 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.' 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, 35 from thirty years old
and upward even unto fifty years old, every one
that entered upon the service, for service in the
tent of meeting. 36 And those that were
numbered of them by their families were two
thousand seven hundred and fifty. 37 These are
they that were numbered of the families of the
Kohathites, of all that did serve in the tent of
meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered
according to the commandment of the LORD
by the hand of Moses. 38 And those that were
numbered of the sons of Gershon, by their
families, and by their fathers' houses, 39 from
thirty years old and upward even unto fifty
years old, every one that entered upon the
service, for service in the tent of meeting, 40
even those that were numbered of them, by
their families, by their fathers' houses, were two
thousand and six hundred and thirty. 41 These
are they that were numbered of the families of
the sons of Gershon, of all that did serve in the
tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron
numbered according to the commandment of
the LORD. 42 And those that were numbered of
the families of the sons of Merari, by their
families, by their fathers' houses, 43 from thirty
years old and upward even unto fifty years old,
every one that entered upon the service, for
service in the tent of meeting, 44 even those
that were numbered of them by their families,
were three thousand and two hundred. 45 These
are they that were numbered of the families of
the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron
numbered according to the commandment of
the LORD by the hand of Moses. 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, 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, 48 even those that were numbered of
them, were eight thousand and five hundred
and fourscore. 49 According to the
commandment of the LORD they were
appointed by the hand of Moses, every one to
his service, and to his burden; they were also
numbered, as the LORD commanded Moses.



1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 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; 3 both male and female shall ye put out,
without the camp shall ye put them; that they
defile not their camp, in the midst whereof I
dwell.' 4 And the children of Israel did so, and
put them out without the camp; as the LORD
spoke unto Moses, so did the children of Israel.
5 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 6
Speak unto the children of Israel: When a man
or woman shall commit any sin that men
commit, to commit a trespass against the
LORD, and that soul be guilty; 7 then they shall
confess their sin which they have 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. 8 But if the man have no kinsman to
whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the
restitution for guilt which is made shall be the
LORD'S, even the priest's; besides the ram of
the atonement, whereby atonement shall be
made for him. 9 And every heave-offering of all
the holy things of the children of Israel, which
they present unto the priest, shall be his. 10 And
every man's hallowed things shall be his:
whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall be
his.
11 and the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 12
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them: If any man's wife go aside, and act
unfaithfully against him, 13 and a man lie with
her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her
husband, she being defiled secretly, and there be
no witness against her, neither she be taken in
the act; 14 and the spirit of jealousy come upon
him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be
defiled; or if the spirit of jealousy come upon
him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be
not defiled; 15 then shall the man bring his wife
unto the priest, and shall bring her offering for
her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal;
he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put
frankincense thereon; for it is a meal-offering of
jealousy, a meal-offering of memorial, bringing
iniquity to remembrance. 16 And the priest shall
bring her near, and set her before the LORD. 17
And the priest shall take holy water in an
earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the
floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and
put it into the water. 18 And the priest shall set
the woman before the LORD, and let the hair of
the woman's head go loose, and put the
meal-offering of memorial in her hands, which is the
meal-offering of jealousy; and the priest shall
have in his hand the water of bitterness that
causeth the curse. 19 And the priest shall cause
her to swear, and shall say unto the woman: 'If
no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not
gone aside to uncleanness, being under thy
husband, be thou free from this water of
bitterness that causeth the curse; 20 but if thou
hast gone aside, being under thy husband, and
if thou be defiled, and some man have lain with
thee besides thy husband -- 21 then the priest
shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of
cursing, and the priest shall say unto the
woman -- the LORD make thee a curse and an
oath among thy people, when the LORD doth
make thy thigh to fall away, and thy belly to
swell; 22 and this water that causeth the curse
shall go into thy bowels, and make thy belly to
swell, and thy thigh to fall away'; and the
woman shall say: 'Amen, Amen.' 23 And the
priest shall write these curses in a scroll, and he
shall blot them out into the water of bitterness.
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. 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 LORD, and bring it unto the
altar. 26 And the priest shall take a handful of
the meal-offering, as the memorial-part thereof,
and make it smoke upon the altar, and
afterward shall make the woman drink the
water. 27 And when he hath made her drink the
water, then it shall come to pass, if she be
defiled, and have acted unfaithfully against her
husband, that the water that causeth the curse
shall enter into her and become bitter, and her
belly shall swell, and her thigh shall fall away;
and the woman shall be a curse among her
people. 28 And if the woman be not defiled, but
be clean; then she shall be cleared, and shall
conceive seed. 29 This is the law of jealousy,
when a wife, being under her husband, goeth
aside, and is defiled; 30 or when the spirit of
jealousy cometh upon a man, and he be jealous
over his wife; then shall he set the woman
before the LORD, and the priest shall execute
upon her all this law. 31 And the man shall be
clear from iniquity, and that woman shall bear
her iniquity.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them: When either man or woman shall clearly
utter a vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to consecrate
himself unto the LORD, 3 he shall abstain from
wine and strong drink: he shall drink no vinegar
of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall
he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat fresh
grapes or dried. 4 All the days of his Naziriteship
shall he eat nothing that is made of the
grape-vine, from the pressed grapes even to the
grapestone. 5 All the days of his vow of
Naziriteship there shall no razor come upon his
head; until the days be fulfilled, in which he
consecrateth himself unto the LORD, he shall
be holy, he shall let the locks of the hair of his
head grow long. 6 All the days that he
consecrateth himself unto the LORD he shall
not come near to a dead body. 7 He shall not
make himself unclean for his father, or for his
mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when
they die; because his consecration unto God is
upon his head. 8 All the days of his Naziriteship
he is holy unto the LORD. 9 And if any man die
very suddenly beside him, and he defile his
consecrated head, then he shall shave his head
in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day
shall he shave it. 10 And on the eighth day he
shall bring two turtledoves, or two young
pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tent of
meeting. 11 And the priest shall prepare 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 he shall
hallow his head that same day. 12 And he shall
consecrate unto the LORD the days of his
Naziriteship, and shall bring a he-lamb of the
first year for a guilt-offering; but the former
days shall be void, because his consecration
was defiled. 13 And this is the law of the
Nazirite, when the days of his consecration are
fulfilled: he shall bring it unto the door of the
tent of meeting; 14 and he shall present his
offering unto the LORD, one he-lamb of the
first year without blemish for a burnt-offering,
and one ewe-lamb of the first year without
blemish for a sin-offering, and one ram without
blemish for peace-offerings, 15 and a basket of
unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled
with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil,
and their meal-offering, and their
drink-offerings. 16 And the priest shall bring them
before the LORD, and shall offer his
sin-offering, and his burnt-offering. 17 And he shall
offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace-offerings
unto the LORD, with the basket of unleavened
bread; the priest shall offer also the
meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof.
18 And the Nazirite shall shave his consecrated
head at the door of the tent of meeting, and
shall take the hair of his consecrated head, and
put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of
peace-offerings. 19 And the priest shall take the
shoulder of the ram when it is sodden, and one
unleavened cake out of the basket, and one
unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the
hands of the Nazirite, after he hath shaven his
consecrated head. 20 And the priest shall wave
them for a wave-offering before the LORD; this
is holy for the priest, together with the breast of
waving and the thigh of heaving; and after that
the Nazirite may drink wine. 21 This is the law
of the Nazirite who voweth, and of his offering
unto the LORD for his Naziriteship, beside that
for which his means suffice; according to his
vow which he voweth, so he must do after the
law of his Naziriteship.
22 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
23 'Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying:
On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel;
ye shall say unto them: 24 The LORD bless
thee, and keep thee; 25 The LORD make His
face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto
thee; 26 The LORD lift up His countenance
upon thee, and give thee peace. 27 So shall they
put My name upon the children of Israel, and I
will bless them.'


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


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


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses in the
wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the
second year after they were come out of the
land of Egypt, saying: 2 'Let the children of
Israel keep the passover in its appointed season.
3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at dusk,
ye shall keep it in its appointed season;
according to all the statutes of it, and according
to all the ordinances thereof, shall ye keep it.' 4
And Moses spoke unto the children of Israel,
that they should keep the passover. 5 And they
kept the passover in the first month, on the
fourteenth day of the month, at dusk, in the
wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the
LORD commanded Moses, so did the children
of Israel. 6 But there were certain men, who
were unclean by the dead body of a man, so
that they could not keep the passover on that
day; and they came before Moses and before
Aaron on that day. 7 And those men said unto
him: 'We are unclean by the dead body of a
man; wherefore are we to be kept back, so as
not to bring the offering of the LORD in its
appointed season among the children of Israel?'
8 And Moses said unto them: 'Stay ye, that I
may hear what the LORD will command
concerning you.'
9 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 10
'Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: If any
man of you or of your generations shall be
unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a
journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover
unto the LORD; 11 in the second month on the
fourteenth day at dusk they shall keep it; they
shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter
herbs; 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.
13 But the man that is clean, and is not on a
journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover,
that soul shall be cut off from his people;
because he brought not the offering of the
LORD in its appointed season, that man shall
bear his sin. 14 And if a stranger shall sojourn
among you, and will keep the passover unto the
LORD: according to the statute of the passover,
and according to the ordinance thereof, so shall
he do; ye shall have one statute, both for the
stranger, and for him that is born in the land.' 15
And on the day that the tabernacle was reared
up the cloud covered the tabernacle, even the
tent of the testimony; and at even there was
upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance
of fire, until morning. 16 So it was alway: the
cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by
night. 17 And whenever the cloud was taken up
from over the Tent, then after that the children
of Israel journeyed; and in the place where the
cloud abode, there the children of Israel
encamped. 18 At the commandment of the
LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at
the commandment of the LORD they
encamped: as long as the cloud abode upon the
tabernacle they remained encamped. 19 And
when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle
many days, then the children of Israel kept the
charge of the LORD, and journeyed not. 20
And sometimes the cloud was a few days upon
the tabernacle; according to the commandment
of the LORD they remained encamped, and
according to the commandment of the LORD
they journeyed. 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. 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. 23 At
the commandment of the LORD they
encamped, and at the commandment of the
LORD they journeyed; they kept the charge of
the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD
by the hand of Moses.


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


1 And the people were as murmurers, speaking
evil in the ears of the LORD; and when the
LORD heard it, His anger was kindled; and the
fire of the LORD burnt among them, and
devoured in the uttermost part of the camp. 2
And the people cried unto Moses; and Moses
prayed unto the LORD, and the fire abated. 3
And the name of that place was called Taberah,
because the fire of the LORD burnt among
them. 4 And the mixed multitude that was
among them fell a lusting; and the children of
Israel also wept on their part, and said: 'Would
that we were given flesh to eat! 5 We remember
the fish, which we were wont to eat in Egypt for
nought; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the
leeks, and the onions, and the garlic; 6 but now
our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all; we
have nought save this manna to look to.'-- 7
Now the manna was like coriander seed, and
the appearance thereof as the appearance of
bdellium. 8 The people went about, and
gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in
mortars, and seethed it in pots, and made cakes
of it; and the taste of it was as the taste of a
cake baked with oil. 9 And when the dew fell
upon the camp in the night, the manna fell
upon it.-- 10 And Moses heard the people
weeping, family by family, every man at the
door of his tent; and the anger of the LORD was
kindled greatly; and Moses was displeased. 11
And Moses said unto the LORD: 'Wherefore
hast Thou dealt ill with Thy servant? and
wherefore have I not found favour in Thy sight,
that Thou layest the burden of all this people
upon me? 12 Have I conceived all this people?
have I brought them forth, that Thou shouldest
say unto me: Carry them in thy bosom, as a
nursing-father carrieth the sucking child, unto
the land which Thou didst swear unto their
fathers? 13 Whence should I have flesh to give
unto all this people? for they trouble me with
their weeping, saying: Give us flesh, that we
may eat. 14 I am not able to bear all this people
myself alone, because it is too heavy for me. 15
And if Thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray
Thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in
Thy sight; and let me not look upon my
wretchedness.'
16 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Gather
unto Me seventy men of the elders of Israel,
whom thou knowest to be the elders of the
people, and officers over them; and bring them
unto the tent of meeting, that they may stand
there with thee. 17 And I will come down and
speak with thee there; and I will take of the
spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon
them; and they shall bear the burden of the
people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself
alone. 18 And say thou unto the people:
Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, and ye
shall eat flesh; for ye have wept in the ears of
the LORD, saying: Would that we were given
flesh to eat! for it was well with us in Egypt;
therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye
shall eat. 19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two
days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty
days; 20 but a whole month, until it come out at
your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you;
because that ye have rejected the LORD who is
among you, and have troubled Him with
weeping, saying: Why, now, came we forth out
of Egypt?' 21 And Moses said: 'The people,
among whom I am, are six hundred thousand
men on foot; and yet Thou hast said: I will give
them flesh, that they may eat a whole month!
22 If flocks and herds be slain for them, will
they suffice them? or if all the fish of the sea be
gathered together for them, will they suffice
them?'
23 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Is the
LORD'S hand waxed short? now shalt thou see
whether My word shall come to pass unto thee
or not.' 24 And Moses went out, and told the
people the words of the LORD; and he gathered
seventy men of the elders of the people, and set
them round about the Tent. 25 And the LORD
came down in the cloud, and spoke unto him,
and took of the spirit that was upon him, and
put it upon the seventy elders; and it came to
pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them,
they prophesied, but they did so no more. 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
recorded, but had not gone out unto the Tent;
and they prophesied in the camp. 27 And there
ran a young man, and told Moses, and said:
'Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the
camp.' 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the
minister of Moses from his youth up, answered
and said: 'My lord Moses, shut them in.' 29 And
Moses said unto him: 'Art thou jealous for my
sake? would that all the LORD'S people were
prophets, that the LORD would put His spirit
upon them!' 30 And Moses withdrew into the
camp, he and the elders of Israel. 31 And there
went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought
across quails from the sea, and let them fall by
the camp, about a day's journey on this side,
and a day's journey on the other side, round
about the camp, and about two cubits above
the face of the earth. 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 heaps; and they spread them
all abroad for themselves round about the
camp. 33 While the flesh was yet between their
teeth, ere it was chewed, the anger of the LORD
was kindled against the people, and the LORD
smote the people with a very great plague. 34
And the name of that place was called
Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried
the people that lusted. 35 From Kibroth-hattaavah
the people journeyed unto Hazeroth; and they
abode at Hazeroth.


1 And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses
because of the Cushite woman whom he had
married; for he had married a Cushite woman.
2 And they said: 'Hath the LORD indeed
spoken only with Moses? hath He not spoken
also with us?' And the LORD heard it.-- 3 Now
the man Moses was very meek, above all the
men that were upon the face of the earth.-- 4
And the LORD spoke suddenly unto Moses,
and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam: 'Come out
ye three unto the tent of meeting.' And they
three came out. 5 And the LORD came down in
a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the
Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they
both came forth. 6 And He said: 'Hear now My
words: if there be a prophet among you, I the
LORD do make Myself known unto him in a
vision, I do speak with him in a dream. 7 My
servant Moses is not so; he is trusted in all My
house; 8 with him do I speak mouth to mouth,
even manifestly, and not in dark speeches; and
the similitude of the LORD doth he behold;
wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak
against My servant, against Moses?' 9 And the
anger of the LORD was kindled against them;
and He departed. 10 And when the cloud was
removed from over the Tent, behold, Miriam
was leprous, as white as snow; and Aaron
looked upon Miriam; and, behold, she was
leprous. 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 Let her not, I pray, be as one dead,
of whom the flesh is half consumed when he
cometh out of his mother's womb.' 13 And
Moses cried unto the LORD, saying: 'Heal her
now, O God, I beseech Thee.'
14 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'If her
father had but spit in her face, should she not
hide in shame seven days? let her be shut up
without the camp seven days, and after that she
shall be brought in again.' 15 And Miriam was
shut up without the camp seven days; and the
people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in
again. 16 And afterward the people journeyed
from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of
Paran.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
'Send thou 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 ye
send a man, every one a prince among them.' 3
And Moses sent them from the wilderness of
Paran according to the commandment of the
LORD; all of them men who were heads of the
children of Israel. 4 And these were their names:
of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of
Zaccur. 5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the
son of Hori. 6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the
son of Jephunneh. 7 Of the tribe of Issachar,
Igal the son of Joseph. 8 Of the tribe of
Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun. 9 Of the tribe
of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu. 10 Of the
tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi. 11 Of
the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of
Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. 12 Of the
tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli. 13 Of
the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael. 14
Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of
Vophsi. 15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of
Machi. 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. 17 And
Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan,
and said unto them: 'Get you up here into the
South, and go up into the mountains; 18 and
see the land, what it is; and the people that
dwelleth therein, whether they are strong or
weak, whether they are few or many; 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; 20
and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean,
whether there is wood therein, or not. And be ye
of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the
land.'-- Now the time was the time of the
first-ripe grapes.-- 21 So they went up, and spied out
the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob,
at the entrance to Hamath. 22 And they went
up into 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.-- 23 And they
came unto the valley of Eshcol, and cut down
from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes,
and they bore it upon a pole between two; they
took also of the pomegranates, and of the figs.--
24 That place was called the valley of Eshcol,
because of the cluster which the children of
Israel cut down from thence.-- 25 And they
returned from spying out the land at the end of
forty days. 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. 27 And they told him, and said: 'We came
unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely
it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the
fruit of it. 28 Howbeit the people that dwell in
the land are fierce, and the cities are fortified,
and very great; and moreover we saw the
children of Anak there. 29 Amalek dwelleth in
the land of the South; and the Hittite, and the
Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in the
mountains; and the Canaanite dwelleth by the
sea, and along by the side of the Jordan.' 30
And Caleb stilled the people toward Moses, and
said: 'We should go up at once, and possess it;
for we are well able to overcome it.' 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.' 32 And they spread an evil
report of the land which they had spied out unto
the children of Israel, saying: 'The land, through
which we have passed to spy it out, is a land
that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all
the people that we saw in it are men of great
stature. 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.'


1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice,
and cried; and the people wept that night. 2 And
all the children of Israel murmured against
Moses and against Aaron; and the whole
congregation said unto them: 'Would that we
had died in the land of Egypt! or would we had
died in this wilderness! 3 And wherefore doth
the LORD 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?' 4 And they said one to another: 'Let us
make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.' 5
Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces
before all the assembly of the congregation of
the children of Israel. 6 And Joshua the son of
Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were
of them that spied out the land, rent their
clothes. 7 And they spoke unto all the
congregation of the children of Israel, saying:
'The land, which we passed through to spy it
out, is an exceeding good land. 8 If the LORD
delight in us, then He will bring us into this land,
and give it unto us -- a land which floweth with
milk and honey. 9 Only rebel not against the
LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land;
for they are bread for us; their defence is
removed from over them, and the LORD is with
us; fear them not.' 10 But all the congregation
bade stone them with stones, when the glory of
the LORD appeared in the tent of meeting unto
all the children of Israel.
11 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'How long
will this people despise Me? and how long will
they not believe in Me, for all the signs which I
have wrought among them? 12 I will smite
them with the pestilence, and destroy them, and
will make of thee a nation greater and mightier
than they.' 13 And Moses said unto the LORD:
'When the Egyptians shall hear -- for Thou
broughtest up this people in Thy might from
among them -- 14 they will say to the
inhabitants of this land, who have heard that
Thou LORD art in the midst of this people;
inasmuch as Thou LORD art seen face to face,
and Thy cloud standeth over them, and Thou
goest before them, in a pillar of cloud by day,
and in a pillar of fire by night; 15 now if Thou
shalt kill this people as one man, then the
nations which have heard the fame of Thee will
speak, saying: 16 Because the LORD was not
able to bring this people into the land which He
swore unto them, therefore He hath slain them
in the wilderness. 17 And now, I pray Thee, let
the power of the LORD be great, according as
Thou hast spoken, saying: 18 The LORD is slow
to anger, and plenteous in lovingkindness,
forgiving iniquity and transgression, and that
will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the
iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon
the third and upon the fourth generation. 19
Pardon, I pray Thee, the iniquity of this people
according unto the greatness of Thy
lovingkindness, and according as Thou hast
forgiven this people, from Egypt even until
now.' 20 And the LORD said: 'I have pardoned
according to thy word. 21 But in very deed, as I
live -- and all the earth shall be filled with the
glory of the LORD -- 22 surely all those men that
have seen My glory, and My signs, which I
wrought in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have
put Me to proof these ten times, and have not
hearkened to My voice; 23 surely they shall not
see the land which I swore unto their fathers,
neither shall any of them that despised Me see
it. 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. 25 Now the
Amalekite and the Canaanite dwell in the Vale;
tomorrow turn ye, and get you into the
wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.'
26 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto
Aaron, saying: 27 'How long shall I bear with
this evil congregation, that keep murmuring
against Me? I have heard the murmurings of
the children of Israel, which they keep
murmuring against Me. 28 Say unto them: As I
live, saith the LORD, surely as ye have spoken
in Mine ears, so will I do to you: 29 your
carcasses shall fall in this wilderness, and all
that were numbered of you, according to your
whole number, from twenty years old and
upward, ye that have murmured against Me; 30
surely ye shall not come into the land,
concerning which I lifted up My hand that I
would make you dwell therein, save Caleb the
son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
31 But your little ones, that ye said would be a
prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know
the land which ye have rejected. 32 But as for
you, your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness.
33 And your children shall be wanderers in the
wilderness forty years, and shall bear your
strayings, until your carcasses be consumed in
the wilderness. 34 After the number of the days
in which ye spied out the land, even forty days,
for every day a year, shall ye bear your
iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know
My displeasure. 35 I the LORD have spoken,
surely this will I do unto all this evil
congregation, that are gathered together against
Me; in this wilderness they shall be consumed,
and there they shall die.' 36 And the men, whom
Moses sent to spy out the land, and who, when
they returned, made all the congregation to
murmur against him, by bringing up an evil
report against the land, 37 even those men that
did bring up an evil report of the land, died by
the plague before the LORD. 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. 39 And Moses told these words
unto all the children of Israel; and the people
mourned greatly. 40 And they rose up early in
the morning, and got them up to the top of the
mountain, saying: 'Lo, we are here, and will go
up unto the place which the LORD hath
promised; for we have sinned.' 41 And Moses
said: 'Wherefore now do ye transgress the
commandment of the LORD, seeing it shall not
prosper? 42 Go not up, for the LORD is not
among you; that ye be not smitten down before
your enemies. 43 For there the Amalekite and
the Canaanite are before you, and ye shall fall
by the sword; forasmuch as ye are turned back
from following the LORD, and the LORD will
not be with you.' 44 But they presumed to go up
to the top of the mountain; nevertheless the ark
of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses,
departed not out of the camp. 45 Then the
Amalekite and the Canaanite, who dwelt in that
hill-country, came down, and smote them and
beat them down, even unto Hormah


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them: When ye are come into the land of your
habitations, which I give unto you, 3 and will
make an offering by fire unto the LORD, a
burnt-offering, or a sacrifice, in fulfilment of a
vow clearly uttered, or as a freewill-offering, or
in your appointed seasons, to make a sweet
savour unto the LORD, of the herd, or of the
flock; 4 then shall he that bringeth his offering
present unto the LORD a meal-offering of a
tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mingled
with the fourth part of a hin of oil; 5 and wine
for the drink-offering, the fourth part of a hin,
shalt thou prepare with the burnt-offering or for
the sacrifice, for each lamb. 6 Or for a ram,
thou shalt prepare for a meal-offering two tenth
parts of an ephah of fine flour mingled with the
third part of a hin of oil; 7 and for the
drink-offering thou shalt present the third part of a hin
of wine, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 8
And when thou preparest a bullock for a
burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice, in fulfilment of a
vow clearly uttered, or for peace-offerings unto
the LORD; 9 then shall there be presented with
the bullock a meal-offering of three tenth parts
of an ephah of fine flour mingled with half a
hin of oil. 10 And thou shalt present for the
drink-offering half a hin of wine, for an offering
made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
11 Thus shall it be done for each bullock, or for
each ram, or for each of the he-lambs, or of the
kids. 12 According to the number that ye may
prepare, so shall ye do for every one according
to their number. 13 All that are home-born shall
do these things after this manner, in presenting
an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour
unto the LORD. 14 And if a stranger sojourn
with you, or whosoever may be among you,
throughout your generations, and will offer an
offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto
the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do. 15 As for
the congregation, there shall be one statute both
for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth
with you, a statute for ever throughout your
generations; as ye are, so shall the stranger be
before the LORD. 16 One law and one
ordinance shall be both for you, and for the
stranger that sojourneth with you.
17 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say
unto them: When ye come into the land whither
I bring you, 19 then it shall be, that, when ye eat
of the bread of the land, ye shall set apart a
portion for a gift unto the LORD. 20 Of the first
of your dough ye shall set apart a cake for a
gift; as that which is set apart of the
threshing-floor, so shall ye set it apart. 21 Of the first of
your dough ye shall give unto the LORD a
portion for a gift throughout your generations.
22 And when ye shall err, and not observe all
these commandments, which the LORD hath
spoken unto Moses, 23 even all that the LORD
hath commanded you by the hand of Moses,
from the day that the LORD gave
commandment, and onward throughout your
generations; 24 then it shall be, if it be done in
error by the congregation, it being hid from their
eyes, that all the congregation shall offer one
young bullock for a burnt-offering, for a sweet
savour unto the LORD -- with the meal-offering
thereof, and the drink-offering thereof,
according to the ordinance -- and one he-goat for
a sin-offering. 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
offering, an offering made by fire unto the
LORD, and their sin-offering before the LORD,
for their error. 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 in error. 27
And if one person sin through error, then he
shall offer a she-goat of the first year for a
sin-offering. 28 And the priest shall make
atonement for the soul that erreth, when he
sinneth through error, before the LORD, to
make atonement for him; and he shall be
forgiven, 29 both he that is home-born among
the children of Israel, and the stranger that
sojourneth among them: ye shall have one law
for him that doeth aught in error. 30 But the
soul that doeth aught with a high hand, whether
he be home-born or a stranger, the same
blasphemeth the LORD; and that soul shall be
cut off from among his people. 31 Because he
hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath
broken His commandment; that soul shall
utterly be cut off, his iniquity shall be upon him.
32 And while the children of Israel were in the
wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks
upon the sabbath day. 33 And they that found
him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses
and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. 34
And they put him in ward, because it had not
been declared what should be done to him. 35
And the LORD said unto Moses: 'The man shall
surely be put to death; all the congregation shall
stone him with stones without the camp.' 36
And all the congregation brought him without
the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he
died, as the LORD commanded Moses.
37 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
38 'Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid
them that they make them throughout their
generations fringes in the corners of their
garments, and that they put with the fringe of
each corner a thread of blue. 39 And it shall be
unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it,
and remember all the commandments of the
LORD, and do them; and that ye go not about
after your own heart and your own eyes, after
which ye use to go astray; 40 that ye may
remember and do all My commandments, and
be holy unto your God. 41 I am the LORD your
God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
to be your God: I am the LORD your God.'


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; 2 and they
rose up in face of Moses, with certain of the
children of Israel, two hundred and fifty men;
they were princes of the congregation, the elect
men of the assembly, men of renown; 3 and
they assembled themselves together against
Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them:
'Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the
congregation are holy, every one of them, and
the LORD is among them; wherefore then lift ye
up yourselves above the assembly of the
LORD?' 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell
upon his face. 5 And he spoke unto Korah and
unto all his company, saying: 'In the morning
the LORD will show who are His, and who is
holy, and will cause him to come near unto
Him; even him whom He may choose will He
cause to come near unto Him. 6 This do: take
you censors, Korah, and all his company; 7 and
put fire therein, and put incense upon them
before the LORD to-morrow; and it shall be that
the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall
be holy; ye take too much upon you, ye sons of
Levi.' 8 And Moses said unto Korah: 'Hear now,
ye sons of Levi: 9 is it but a small thing unto
you, that the God of Israel hath separated you
from the congregation of Israel, to bring you
near to Himself, to do the service of the
tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before
the congregation to minister unto them; 10 and
that He hath brought thee near, and all thy
brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and will ye
seek the priesthood also? 11 Therefore thou and
all thy company that are gathered together
against the LORD --; and as to Aaron, what is he
that ye murmur against him?' 12 And Moses
sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of
Eliab; and they said: 'We will not come up; 13 is
it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out
of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us
in the wilderness, but thou must needs make
thyself also a prince over us? 14 Moreover thou
hast not brought us into a land flowing with
milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of
fields and vineyards; wilt thou put out the eyes
of these men? we will not come up.' 15 And
Moses was very wroth, and said unto the
LORD: 'Respect not Thou their offering; I have
not taken one ass from them, neither have I
hurt one of them.' 16 And Moses said unto
Korah: 'Be thou and all thy congregation before
the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron,
to-morrow; 17 and take ye every man his fire-pan,
and put incense upon them, and bring ye before
the LORD every man his fire-pan, two hundred
and fifty fire-pans; thou also, and Aaron, each
his fire-pan.' 18 And they took every man his
fire-pan, and put fire in them, and laid incense
thereon, and stood at the door of the tent of
meeting with Moses and Aaron. 19 And Korah
assembled all the congregation against them
unto the door of the tent of meeting; and the
glory of the LORD appeared unto all the
congregation. 20 And the LORD spoke unto
Moses and unto Aaron, saying: 21 'Separate
yourselves from among this congregation, that I
may consume them in a moment.' 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 Thou be wroth with all the congregation?'
23 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
24 'Speak unto the congregation, saying: Get
you up from about the dwelling of Korah,
Dathan, and Abiram.' 25 And Moses rose up
and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the
elders of Israel followed him. 26 And he spoke
unto the congregation, saying: 'Depart, I pray
you, from the tents of these wicked men, and
touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be swept away in
all their sins.' 27 So they got them up from the
dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on
every side; and Dathan and Abiram came out,
and stood at the door of their tents, with their
wives, and their sons, and their little ones. 28
And Moses said: 'Hereby ye shall know that the
LORD hath sent me to do all these works, and
that I have not done them of mine own mind.
29 If these men die the common death of all
men, and be visited after the visitation of all
men, then the LORD hath not sent Me. 30 But
if the LORD make a new thing, and the ground
open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all
that appertain unto them, and they go down
alive into the pit, then ye shall understand that
these men have despised the LORD.' 31 And it
came to pass, as he made an end of speaking
all these words, that the ground did cleave
asunder that was under them. 32 And the earth
opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and
their households, and all the men that
appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. 33
So they, and all that appertained to them, went
down alive into the pit; and the earth closed
upon them, and they perished from among the
assembly. 34 And all Israel that were round
about them fled at the cry of them; for they
said: 'Lest the earth swallow us up.' 35 And fire
came forth from the LORD, and devoured the
two hundred and fifty men that offered the
incense.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
'Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest,
that he take up the fire-pans out of the burning,
and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are
become holy; 3 even the fire-pans of these men
who have sinned at the cost of their lives, and
let them be made beaten plates for a covering
of the altar -- for they are become holy, because
they were offered before the LORD -- that they
may be a sign unto the children of Israel.' 4 And
Eleazar the priest took the brazen fire-pans,
which they that were burnt had offered; and
they beat them out for a covering of the altar, 5
to be a memorial unto the children of Israel, to
the end that no common man, that is not of the
seed of Aaron, draw near to burn incense before
the LORD; that he fare not as Korah, and as his
company; as the LORD spoke unto him by the
hand of Moses.
6 But on the morrow all the congregation of the
children of Israel murmured against Moses and
against Aaron, saying: 'Ye have killed the
people of the LORD.' 7 And it came to pass,
when the congregation was assembled against
Moses and against Aaron, that they looked
toward the tent of meeting; and, behold, the
cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD
appeared. 8 And Moses and Aaron came to the
front of the tent of meeting. 9 And the LORD
spoke unto Moses, saying: 10 'Get you up from
among this congregation, that I may consume
them in a moment.' And they fell upon their
faces. 11 And Moses said unto Aaron: 'Take
thy fire-pan, and put fire therein from off the
altar, and lay incense thereon, and carry it
quickly unto the congregation, and make
atonement for them; for there is wrath gone out
from the LORD: the plague is begun.' 12 And
Aaron took as Moses spoke, and ran into the
midst of the assembly; and, behold, the plague
was begun among the people; and he put on the
incense, and made atonement for the people.
13 And he stood between the dead and the
living; and the plague was stayed. 14 Now they
that died by the plague were fourteen thousand
and seven hundred, besides them that died
about the matter of Korah. 15 And Aaron
returned unto Moses unto the door of the tent
of meeting, and the plague was stayed.
16 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
17 'Speak unto the children of Israel, and take
of them rods, one for each fathers' house, of all
their princes according to their fathers' houses,
twelve rods; thou shalt write every man's name
upon his rod. 18 And thou shalt write Aaron's
name upon the rod of Levi, for there shall be
one rod for the head of their fathers' houses. 19
And thou shalt lay them up in the tent of
meeting before the testimony, where I meet with
you. 20 And it shall come to pass, that the man
whom I shall choose, his rod shall bud; and I
will make to cease from Me the murmurings of
the children of Israel, which they murmur
against you.' 21 And Moses spoke unto the
children of Israel; and all their princes gave him
rods, for each prince one, according to their
fathers' houses, even twelve rods; and the rod of
Aaron was among their rods. 22 And Moses laid
up the rods before the LORD in the tent of the
testimony. 23 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 bloomed blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.
24 And Moses brought out all the rods from
before the LORD unto all the children of Israel;
and they looked, and took every man his rod.
25 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Put back
the rod of Aaron before the testimony, to be
kept there, for a token against the rebellious
children; that there may be made an end of
their murmurings against Me, that they die not.'
26 Thus did Moses; as the LORD commanded
him, so did he.
27 And the children of Israel spoke unto Moses,
saying: 'Behold, we perish, we are undone, we
are all undone. 28 Every one that cometh near,
that cometh near unto the tabernacle of the
LORD, is to die; shall we wholly perish?'


1 And the LORD said unto Aaron: 'Thou and
thy sons and thy fathers' house with thee shall
bear the iniquity of the sanctuary; and thou and
thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity of your
priesthood. 2 And thy brethren also, the tribe of
Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou near with
thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and
minister unto thee, thou and thy sons with thee
being before the tent of the testimony. 3 And
they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all
the Tent; only they shall not come nigh unto the
holy furniture and unto the altar, that they die
not, neither they, nor ye. 4 And they shall be
joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the
tent of meeting, whatsoever the service of the
Tent may be; but a common man shall not
draw nigh unto you. 5 And ye shall keep the
charge of the holy things, and the charge of the
altar, that there be wrath no more upon the
children of Israel. 6 And I, behold, I have taken
your brethren the Levites from among the
children of Israel; for you they are given as a
gift unto the LORD, to do the service of the tent
of meeting. 7 And thou and thy sons with thee
shall keep your priesthood in everything that
pertaineth to the altar, and to that within the
veil; and ye shall serve; I give you the
priesthood as a service of gift; and the common
man that draweth nigh shall be put to death.'
8 And the LORD spoke unto Aaron: 'And I,
behold, I have given thee the charge of My
heave-offerings; even of all the hallowed things
of the children of Israel unto thee have I given
them for a consecrated portion, and to thy sons,
as a due for ever. 9 This shall be thine of the
most holy things, reserved from the fire: every
offering of theirs, even every meal-offering of
theirs, and every sin-offering of theirs, and
every guilt-offering of theirs, which they may
render unto Me, shall be most holy for thee and
for thy sons. 10 In a most holy place shalt thou
eat thereof; every male may eat thereof; it shall
be holy unto thee. 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 thy sons and to thy
daughters with thee, as a due for ever; every
one that is clean in thy house may eat thereof.
12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the
wine, and of the corn, the first part of them
which they give unto the LORD, to thee have I
given them. 13 The first-ripe fruits of all that is
in their land, which they bring unto the LORD,
shall be thine; every one that is clean in thy
house may eat thereof. 14 Every thing devoted
in Israel shall be thine. 15 Every thing that
openeth the womb, of all flesh which they offer
unto the LORD, both of man and beast, shall be
thine; howbeit the first-born of man shalt thou
surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean
beasts shalt thou redeem. 16 And their
redemption-money -- from a month old shalt
thou redeem them -- shall be, according to thy
valuation, five shekels of silver, after the shekel
of the sanctuary -- the same is twenty gerahs. 17
But the firstling of an ox, or the firstling of a
sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not
redeem; they are holy: thou shalt dash their
blood against the altar, and shalt make their fat
smoke for an offering made by fire, for a sweet
savour unto the LORD. 18 And the flesh of
them shall be thine, as the wave-breast and as
the right thigh, it shall be thine. 19 All the
heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children
of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given
thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee,
as a due for ever; it is an everlasting covenant
of salt before the LORD unto thee and to thy
seed with thee.' 20 And the LORD said unto
Aaron: 'Thou shalt have no inheritance in their
land, neither shalt thou have any portion
among them; I am thy portion and thine
inheritance among the children of Israel. 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. 22 And
henceforth the children of Israel shall not come
nigh the tent of meeting, lest they bear sin, and
die. 23 But the Levites alone shall do the service
of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their
iniquity; it shall be a statute for ever throughout
your generations, and among the children of
Israel they shall have no inheritance. 24 For the
tithe of the children of Israel, which they set
apart as a gift unto the LORD, I have given to
the Levites for an inheritance; therefore I have
said unto them: Among the children of Israel
they shall have no inheritance.'
25 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
26 'Moreover thou shalt speak unto the Levites,
and say unto them: When ye take of the
children of Israel the tithe which I have given
you from them for your inheritance, then ye
shall set apart of it a gift for the LORD, even a
tithe of the tithe. 27 And the gift which ye set
apart shall be reckoned unto you, as though it
were the corn of the threshing-floor, and as the
fulness of the wine-press. 28 Thus ye also shall
set apart a gift unto the LORD of all your tithes,
which ye receive of the children of Israel; and
thereof ye shall give the gift which is set apart
unto the LORD to Aaron the priest. 29 Out of all
that is given you ye shall set apart all of that
which is due unto the LORD, of all the best
thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.
30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them: When
ye set apart the best thereof from it, then it shall
be counted unto the Levites as the increase of
the threshing-floor, and as the increase of the
wine-press. 31 And ye may eat it in every place,
ye and your households; for it is your reward in
return for your service in the tent of meeting. 32
And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, seeing
that ye have set apart from it the best thereof;
and ye shall not profane the holy things of the
children of Israel, that ye die not.'


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto
Aaron, saying: 2 This is the statute of the law
which the LORD hath commanded, saying:
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they
bring thee a red heifer, faultless, wherein is no
blemish, and upon which never came yoke. 3
And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest,
and she shall be brought forth without the
camp, and she shall be slain before his face. 4
And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood
with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood toward
the front of the tent of meeting seven times. 5
And the heifer shall be burnt in his sight; her
skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her
dung, shall be burnt. 6 And the priest shall take
cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it
into the midst of the burning of the heifer. 7
Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he
shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he
may come into the camp, and the priest shall be
unclean until the even. 8 And he that burneth
her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his
flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the
even. 9 And a man that is clean shall gather up
the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without
the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept
for the congregation of the children of Israel for
a water of sprinkling; it is a purification from
sin. 10 And he that gathereth the ashes of the
heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean
until the even; and it shall be unto the children
of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth
among them, for a statute for ever. 11 He that
toucheth the dead, even any man's dead body,
shall be unclean seven days; 12 the same shall
purify himself therewith on the third day and on
the seventh day, and he shall be clean; but if he
purify not himself the third day and the seventh
day, he shall not be clean. 13 Whosoever
toucheth the dead, even the body of any man
that is dead, and purifieth not himself -- he hath
defiled the tabernacle of the LORD -- that soul
shall be cut off from Israel; because the water
of sprinkling was not dashed against him, he
shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon
him. 14 This is the law: when a man dieth in a
tent, every one that cometh into the tent, and
every thing that is in the tent, shall be unclean
seven days. 15 And every open vessel, which
hath no covering close-bound upon it, is
unclean. 16 And whosoever in the open field
toucheth one that is slain with a sword, or one
that dieth of himself, or a bone of a man, or a
grave, shall be unclean seven days. 17 And for
the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the
burning of the purification from sin, and
running water shall be put thereto in a vessel. 18
And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it
in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and
upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that
were there, and upon him that touched the
bone, or the slain, or the dead, or the grave. 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. 20
But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not
purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from
the midst of the assembly, because he hath
defiled the sanctuary of the LORD; the water of
sprinkling hath not been dashed against him: he
is unclean. 21 And it shall be a perpetual statute
unto them; and he that sprinkleth the water of
sprinkling shall wash his clothes; and he that
toucheth the water of sprinkling shall be
unclean until even. 22 And whatsoever the
unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and
the soul that toucheth him shall be unclean until
even.


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. 2 And there was no water for the
congregation; and they assembled themselves
together against Moses and against Aaron. 3
And the people strove with Moses, and spoke,
saying: 'Would that we had perished when our
brethren perished before the LORD! 4 And why
have ye brought the assembly of the LORD into
this wilderness, to die there, we and our cattle? 5
And wherefore have ye made us to come up out
of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is
no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of
pomegranates; neither is there any water to
drink.' 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the
presence of the assembly unto the door of the
tent of meeting, and fell upon their faces; and
the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.
7 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 8
'Take the rod, and assemble the congregation,
thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto
the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its
water; and thou shalt bring forth to them water
out of the rock; so thou shalt give the
congregation and their cattle drink.' 9 And
Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as
He commanded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron
gathered the assembly together before the rock,
and he said unto them: 'Hear now, ye rebels; are
we to bring you forth water out of this rock?' 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. 12 And the LORD said unto Moses
and Aaron: 'Because ye believed not in Me, to
sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel,
therefore ye shall not bring this assembly into
the land which I have given them.' 13 These are
the waters of Meribah, where the children of
Israel strove with the LORD, and He was
sanctified in them. 14 And Moses sent
messengers from Kadesh unto the king of
Edom: 'Thus saith thy brother Israel: Thou
knowest all the travail that hath befallen us; 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; 16 and when
we cried unto the LORD, 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 thy border. 17 Let us pass, I
pray thee, through thy land; we will not pass
through field or through vineyard, neither will
we drink of the water of the wells; we will go
along the king's highway, we will not turn aside
to the right hand nor to the left, until we have
passed thy border.' 18 And Edom said unto
him: 'Thou shalt not pass through me, lest I
come out with the sword against thee.' 19 And
the children of Israel said unto him: 'We will go
up by the highway; and if we drink of thy water,
I and my cattle, then will I give the price
thereof; let me only pass through on my feet;
there is no hurt.' 20 And he said: 'Thou shalt not
pass through.' And Edom came out against him
with much people, and with a strong hand. 21
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage
through his border; wherefore Israel turned
away from him.
22 And they journeyed from Kadesh; and the
children of Israel, even the whole congregation,
came unto mount Hor. 23 And the LORD spoke
unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the
border of the land of Edom, saying: 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 ye rebelled
against My word at the waters of Meribah. 25
Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring
them up unto mount Hor. 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.' 27 And Moses did
as the LORD commanded; and they went up
into mount Hor in the sight of all the
congregation. 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of
his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his
son; and Aaron died there in the top of the
mount; and Moses and Eleazar came down
from the mount. 29 And when all the
congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they
wept for Aaron thirty days, even all the house
of Israel.


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. 2 And
Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said:
'If Thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my
hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.' 3
And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel,
and delivered up the Canaanites; and they
utterly destroyed them and their cities; and the
name of the place was called Hormah.
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 became
impatient because of the way. 5 And the people
spoke against God, and against Moses:
'Wherefore have ye 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.' 6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents
among the people, and they bit the people; and
much people of Israel died. 7 And the people
came to Moses, and said: 'We have sinned,
because we have spoken against the LORD,
and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that He
take away the serpents from us.' And Moses
prayed for the people. 8 And the LORD said
unto Moses: 'Make thee a fiery serpent, and set
it upon a pole; and it shall come to pass, that
every one that is bitten, when he seeth it, shall
live.' 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and
set it upon the pole; and it came to pass, that if
a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked
unto the serpent of brass, he lived. 10 And the
children of Israel journeyed, and pitched in
Oboth. 11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and
pitched at Ije-abarim, in the wilderness which is
in front of Moab, toward the sun-rising. 12
From thence they journeyed, and pitched in the
valley of Zered. 13 From thence they
journeyed, and pitched on the other side of the
Arnon, which is in the wilderness, that cometh
out of the border of the Amorites.-- For Arnon is
the border of Moab, between Moab and the
Amorites; 14 wherefore it is said in the book of
the Wars of the LORD: Vaheb in Suphah, and
the valleys of Arnon, 15 And the slope of the
valleys that inclineth toward the seat of Ar, and
leaneth upon the border of Moab.-- 16 And
from thence to Beer; that is the well whereof the
LORD said unto Moses: 'Gather the people
together, and I will give them water.' 17 Then
sang Israel this song: Spring up, O well -- sing ye
unto it -- 18 The well, which the princes digged,
which the nobles of the people delved, with the
sceptre, and with their staves. And from the
wilderness to Mattanah; 19 and from Mattanah
to Nahaliel; and from Nahaliel to Bamoth; 20
and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the
field of Moab, by the top of Pisgah, which
looketh down upon the desert.
21 And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king
of the Amorites, saying: 22 'Let me pass
through thy land; we will not turn aside into
field, or into vineyard; we will not drink of the
water of the wells; we will go by the king's
highway, until we have passed thy border.' 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. 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. 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. 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. 27 Wherefore they that speak in
parables say: Come ye to Heshbon! let the city
of Sihon be built and established! 28 For a fire is
gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of
Sihon; it hath devoured Ar of Moab, the lords
of the high places of Arnon. 29 Woe to thee,
Moab! thou art undone, O people of Chemosh;
he hath given his sons as fugitives, and his
daughters into captivity, unto Sihon king of the
Amorites. 30 We have shot at them -- Heshbon is
perished -- even unto Dibon, and we have laid
waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto
Medeba. 31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the
Amorites. 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jazer,
and they took the towns thereof, and drove out
the Amorites that were there. 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. 34 And
the LORD said unto Moses: 'Fear him not; for I
have delivered him into thy hand, and all his
people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him
as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites,
who dwelt at Heshbon.' 35 So they smote him,
and his sons, and all his people, until there was
none left him remaining; and they possessed his
land.


1 And the children of Israel journeyed, and
pitched in the plains of Moab beyond the
Jordan at Jericho. 2 And Balak the son of
Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the
Amorites. 3 And Moab was sore afraid of the
people, because they were many; and Moab
was overcome with dread because of the
children of Israel. 4 And Moab said unto the
elders of Midian: 'Now will this multitude lick up
all that is round about us, as the ox licketh up
the grass of the field.'-- And Balak the son of
Zippor was king of Moab at that time.-- 5 And
he sent messengers unto Balaam the son of
Beor, to Pethor, which is by the River, to the
land of the children of his people, to call him,
saying: 'Behold, there is a people come out from
Egypt; behold, they cover the face of the earth,
and they abide over against me. 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 thou blessest is blessed, and he whom
thou cursest is cursed.' 7 And the elders of Moab
and the elders of Midian departed with the
rewards of divination in their hand; and they
came unto Balaam, and spoke unto him the
words of Balak. 8 And he said unto them:
'Lodge here this night, and I will bring you back
word, as the LORD may speak unto me'; and
the princes of Moab abode with Balaam. 9 And
God came unto Balaam, and said: 'What men
are these with thee?' 10 And Balaam said unto
God: 'Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab,
hath sent unto me [saying]: 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.' 12 And God
said unto Balaam: 'Thou shalt not go with
them; thou shalt not curse the people; for they
are blessed.' 13 And Balaam rose up in the
morning, and said unto the princes of Balak:
'Get you into your land; for the LORD refuseth
to give me leave to go with you.' 14 And the
princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto
Balak, and said: 'Balaam refuseth to come with
us.' 15 And Balak sent yet again princes, more,
and more honourable than they. 16 And they
came to Balaam, and said to him: 'Thus saith
Balak the son of Zippor: Let nothing, I pray
thee, hinder thee from coming unto me; 17 for I
will promote thee unto very great honour, and
whatsoever thou sayest unto me I will do; come
therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.' 18
And Balaam 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 LORD my God, to do
any thing, small or great. 19 Now therefore, I
pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I
may know what the LORD will speak unto me
more.' 20 And God came unto Balaam at night,
and said unto him: 'If the men are come to call
thee, rise up, go with them; but only the word
which I speak unto thee, that shalt thou do.' 21
And Balaam rose up in the morning, and
saddled his ass, and went with the princes of
Moab. 22 And God's anger was kindled because
he went; and the angel of the LORD placed
himself in the way for an adversary against
him.-- Now he was riding upon his ass, and his
two servants were with him.-- 23 And the ass
saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way,
with his sword drawn in his hand; and the ass
turned aside out of the way, and went into the
field; and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her
into the way. 24 Then the angel of the LORD
stood in a hollow way between the vineyards, a
fence being on this side, and a fence on that
side. 25 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD,
and she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed
Balaam's foot against the wall; and he smote
her again. 26 And the angel of the LORD went
further, and stood in a narrow place, where was
no way to turn either to the right hand or to the
left. 27 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD,
and she lay down under Balaam; and Balaam's
anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with his
staff. 28 And the LORD opened the mouth of
the ass, and she said unto Balaam: 'What have
I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me
these three times?' 29 And Balaam said unto
the ass: 'Because thou hast mocked me; I
would there were a sword in my hand, for now I
had killed thee.' 30 And the ass said unto
Balaam: 'Am not I thine ass, upon which thou
hast ridden all thy life long unto this day? was I
ever wont to do so unto thee?' And he said:
'Nay.' 31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of
Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD
standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his
hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his
face. 32 And the angel of the LORD said unto
him: 'Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass
these three times? behold, I am come forth for
an adversary, because thy way is contrary unto
me; 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.' 34 And Balaam
said unto the angel of the LORD: 'I have
sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the
way against me; now therefore, if it displease
thee, I will get me back.' 35 And the angel of the
LORD said unto Balaam: 'Go with the men; but
only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that
thou shalt speak.' So Balaam went with the
princes of Balak. 36 And when Balak heard
that Balaam was come, he went out to meet
him unto Ir-moab, which is on the border of
Arnon, which is in the utmost part of the border.
37 And Balak said unto Balaam: 'Did I not
earnestly send unto thee to call thee? wherefore
camest thou not unto me? am I not able indeed
to promote thee to honour?' 38 And Balaam
said unto Balak: 'Lo, I am come unto thee;
have I now any power at all to speak any thing?
the word that God putteth in my mouth, that
shall I speak.' 39 And Balaam went with Balak,
and they came unto Kiriath-huzoth. 40 And
Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent to
Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.
41 And it came to pass in the morning that
Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into
Bamoth-baal, and he saw from thence the
utmost part of the people.


1 And Balaam said unto Balak: 'Build me here
seven altars, and prepare me here seven
bullocks and seven rams.' 2 And Balak did as
Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam
offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. 3
And Balaam said unto Balak: 'Stand by thy
burnt-offering, and I will go; peradventure the
LORD will come to meet me; and whatsoever
He showeth me I will tell thee.' And he went to a
bare height. 4 And God met Balaam; and he
said unto Him: 'I have prepared the seven
altars, and I have offered up a bullock and a
ram on every altar.' 5 And the LORD put a word
in Balaam's mouth, and said: 'Return unto
Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.' 6 And he
returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his
burnt-offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.
7 And he took up his parable, and said: From
Aram Balak bringeth me, the king of Moab
from the mountains of the East: 'Come, curse
me Jacob, and come, execrate Israel.' 8 How
shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? And
how shall I execrate, whom the LORD hath not
execrated? 9 For from the top of the rocks I see
him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, it is a
people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be
reckoned among the nations. 10 Who hath
counted the dust of Jacob, or numbered the
stock of Israel? Let me die the death of the
righteous, and let mine end be like his! 11 And
Balak said unto Balaam: 'What hast thou done
unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies,
and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.'
12 And he answered and said: 'Must I not take
heed to speak that which the LORD putteth in
my mouth?' 13 And Balak said unto him:
'Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place,
from whence thou mayest see them; thou shalt
see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not
see them all; and curse me them from thence.'
14 And he took him into the field of Zophim, to
the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and
offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.
15 And he said unto Balak: 'Stand here by thy
burnt-offering, while I go toward a meeting
yonder.' 16 And the LORD met Balaam, and
put a word in his mouth, and said: 'Return unto
Balak, and thus shalt thou speak.' 17 And he
came to him, and, lo, he stood by his
burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him.
And Balak said unto him: 'What hath the
LORD spoken?' 18 And he took up his parable,
and said: Arise, Balak, and hear; give ear unto
me, thou son of Zippor: 19 God is not a man,
that He should lie; neither the son of man, that
He should repent: when He hath said, will He
not do it? or when He hath spoken, will He not
make it good? 20 Behold, I am bidden to bless;
and when He hath blessed, I cannot call it back.
21 None hath beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither
hath one seen perverseness in Israel; the LORD
his God is with him, and the shouting for the
King is among them. 22 God who brought them
forth out of Egypt is for them like the lofty
horns of the wild-ox. 23 For there is no
enchantment with Jacob, neither is there any
divination with Israel; now is it said of Jacob
and of Israel: 'What hath God wrought!' 24
Behold a people that riseth up as a lioness, and
as a lion doth he lift himself up; he shall not lie
down until he eat of the prey, and drink the
blood of the slain. 25 And Balak said unto
Balaam: 'Neither curse them at all, nor bless
them at all.' 26 But Balaam answered and said
unto Balak: 'Told not I thee, saying: All that the
LORD speaketh, that I must do?' 27 And Balak
said unto Balaam: 'Come now, I will take thee
unto another place; peradventure it will please
God that thou mayest curse me them from
thence.' 28 And Balak took Balaam unto the
top of Peor, that looketh down upon the desert.
29 And Balaam said unto Balak: 'Build me here
seven altars, and prepare me here seven
bullocks and seven rams.' 30 And Balak did as
Balaam had said, and offered up a bullock and
a ram on every altar.


1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased the
LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at the
other times, to meet with enchantments, but he
set his face toward the wilderness. 2 And
Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel
dwelling tribe by tribe; and the spirit of God
came upon him. 3 And he took up his parable,
and said: The saying of Balaam the son of
Beor, and the saying of the man whose eye is
opened; 4 The saying of him who heareth the
words of God, who seeth the vision of the
Almighty, fallen down, yet with opened eyes: 5
How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, thy
dwellings, O Israel! 6 As valleys stretched out, as
gardens by the river-side; as aloes planted of the
LORD, as cedars beside the waters; 7 Water
shall flow from his branches, and his seed shall
be in many waters; and his king shall be higher
than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted. 8
God who brought him forth out of Egypt is for
him like the lofty horns of the wild-ox; he shall
eat up the nations that are his adversaries, and
shall break their bones in pieces, and pierce
them through with his arrows. 9 He couched, he
lay down as a lion, and as a lioness; who shall
rouse him up? Blessed be every one that
blesseth thee, and cursed be every one that
curseth thee. 10 And Balak's anger was kindled
against Balaam, and he smote his hands
together; and Balak said unto Balaam: 'I called
thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou
hast altogether blessed them these three times.
11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place; I
thought to promote thee unto great honour; but,
lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from honour.'
12 And Balaam said unto Balak: 'Spoke I not
also to thy messengers that thou didst send unto
me, saying: 13 If Balak would give me his
house full of silver and gold, I cannot go
beyond the word of the LORD, to do either
good or bad of mine own mind; what the LORD
speaketh, that will I speak? 14 And now,
behold, I go unto my people; come, and I will
announce to thee what this people shall do to
thy people in the end of days.' 15 And he took
up his parable, and said: The saying of Balaam
the son of Beor, and the saying of the man
whose eye is opened; 16 The saying of him who
heareth the words of God, and knoweth the
knowledge of the Most High, who seeth the
vision of the Almighty, fallen down, yet with
opened eyes: 17 I see him, but not now; I
behold him, but not nigh; there shall step forth a
star out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of
Israel, and shall smite through the corners of
Moab, and break down all the sons of Seth. 18
And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also, even
his enemies, shall be a possession; while Israel
doeth valiantly. 19 And out of Jacob shall one
have dominion, and shall destroy the remnant
from the city. 20 And he looked on Amalek,
and took up his parable, and said: Amalek was
the first of the nations; but his end shall come to
destruction. 21 And he looked on the Kenite,
and took up his parable, and said: Though firm
be thy dwelling-place, and though thy nest be
set in the rock; 22 Nevertheless Kain shall be
wasted; How long? Asshur shall carry thee
away captive. 23 And he took up his parable,
and said: Alas, who shall live after God hath
appointed him? 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. 25 And Balaam rose up,
and went and returned to his place; and Balak
also went his way.


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


1 And it came to pass after the plague,
that the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto
Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying: 2
'Take the sum of all the congregation of the
children of Israel, from twenty years old and
upward, by their fathers' houses, all that are
able to go forth to war in Israel.' 3 And Moses
and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the
plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying:
4 '[Take the sum of the people,] from twenty
years old and upward, as the LORD
commanded Moses and the children of Israel,
that came forth out of the land of Egypt.' 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;
6 of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of
Carmi, the family of the Carmites. 7 These are
the families of the Reubenites; and they that
were numbered of them were forty and three
thousand and seven hundred and thirty. 8 And
the sons of Pallu: Eliab. 9 And the sons of Eliab:
Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. These are
that Dathan and Abiram, the elect of the
congregation, who strove against Moses and
against Aaron in the company of Korah, when
they strove against the LORD; 10 and the earth
opened her 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. 11
Notwithstanding the sons of Korah died not. 12
The sons of Simeon after their families: of
Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin,
the family of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the
family of the Jachinites; 13 of Zerah, the family
of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the
Shaulites. 14 These are the families of the
Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two
hundred. 15 The sons of Gad after their
families: of Zephon, the family of the
Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the
Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites;
16 of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the
family of the Erites; 17 of Arod, the family of
the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites.
18 These are the families of the sons of Gad
according to those that were numbered of them,
forty thousand and five hundred. 19 The sons
of Judah: Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died
in the land of Canaan. 20 And the sons of
Judah after their families were: of Shelah, the
family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of
the Perezites; of Zerah, the family of the
Zerahites. 21 And the sons of Perez were: of
Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of
Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. 22 These
are the families of Judah according to those
that were numbered of them, threescore and
sixteen thousand and five hundred. 23 The sons
of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the
family of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the family of
the Punites; 24 of Jashub, the family of the
Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the
Shimronites. 25 These are the families of
Issachar according to those that were numbered
of them, threescore and four thousand and
three hundred. 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. 27 These
are the families of the Zebulunites according to
those that were numbered of them, threescore
thousand and five hundred. 28 The sons of
Joseph after their families: Manasseh and
Ephraim. 29 The sons of Manasseh: of Machir,
the family of the Machirites -- and Machir begot
Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.
30 These are the sons of Gilead: of Iezer, the
family of the Iezerites; of Helek, the family of
the Helekites; 31 and of Asriel, the family of the
Asrielites; and of Shechem, the family of the
Shechemites; 32 and of Shemida, the family of
the Shemidaites; and of Hepher, the family of
the Hepherites. 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. 34 These are the families of Manasseh;
and they that were numbered of them were fifty
and two thousand and seven hundred. 35 These
are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of
Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites; of
Becher, the family of the Becherites; of Tahan,
the family of the Tahanites. 36 And these are
the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of
the Eranites. 37 These are the families of the
sons of Ephraim according to those that were
numbered of them, thirty and two thousand
and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph
after their families. 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; 39 of Shephupham, the family of
the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the
Huphamites. 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard
and Naaman; [of Ard,] the family of the
Ardites; of Naaman, the family of the
Naamites. 41 These are the sons of Benjamin
after their families; and they that were
numbered of them were forty and five
thousand and six hundred. 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. 43 All the
families of the Shuhamites, according to those
that were numbered of them, were threescore
and four thousand and four hundred. 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
Beriites. 45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the
family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family
of the Malchielites. 46 And the name of the
daughter of Asher was Serah. 47 These are the
families of the sons of Asher according to those
that were numbered of them, fifty and three
thousand and four hundred. 48 The sons of
Naphtali after their families: of Jahzeel, the
family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of
the Gunites; 49 of Jezer, the family of the
Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the
Shillemites. 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. 51 These are they
that were numbered of the children of Israel, six
hundred thousand and a thousand and seven
hundred and thirty.
52 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
53 'Unto these the land shall be divided for an
inheritance according to the number of names.
54 To the more thou shalt give the more
inheritance, and to the fewer thou shalt give the
less inheritance; to each one according to those
that were numbered of it shall its inheritance be
given. 55 Notwithstanding the land shall be
divided by lot; according to the names of the
tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. 56
According to the lot shall their inheritance be
divided between the more and the fewer.' 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. 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 begot Amram. 59 And
the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the
daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in
Egypt; and she bore unto Amram Aaron and
Moses, and Miriam their sister. 60 And unto
Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar
and Ithamar. 61 And Nadab and Abihu died,
when they offered strange fire before the
LORD. 62 And they that were numbered of
them were twenty and three 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. 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.
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. 65 For the LORD 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.


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. 2 And they
stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the
priest, and before the princes and all the
congregation, at the door of the tent of meeting,
saying: 3 'Our father died in the wilderness, and
he was not among the company of them that
gathered themselves together against the LORD
in the company of Korah, but he died in his own
sin; and he had no sons. 4 Why should the
name of our father be done away from among
his family, because he had no son? Give unto us
a possession among the brethren of our father.'
5 And Moses brought their cause before the
LORD.
6 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 7
'The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou
shalt surely give them a possession of an
inheritance among their father's brethren; and
thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father
to pass unto them. 8 And thou shalt speak unto
the children of Israel, saying: If a man die, and
have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance
to pass unto his daughter. 9 And if he have no
daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto
his brethren. 10 And if he have no brethren,
then ye shall give his inheritance unto his
father's brethren. 11 And if his father have no
brethren, then ye 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 of judgment, as the
LORD commanded Moses.'
12 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Get thee up
into this mountain of Abarim, and behold the
land which I have given unto the children of
Israel. 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also
shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy
brother was gathered; 14 because ye rebelled
against My commandment 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 Meribath-kadesh in the wilderness
of Zin.-- 15 And Moses spoke unto the LORD,
saying: 16 'Let the LORD, the God of the spirits
of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, 17
who may go out before them, and who may
come in before them, and who may lead them
out, and who may bring them in; that the
congregation of the LORD be not as sheep
which have no shepherd.' 18 And the LORD
said unto Moses: 'Take thee Joshua the son of
Nun, a man in whom is spirit, and lay thy hand
upon him; 19 and set him before Eleazar the
priest, and before all the congregation; and give
him a charge in their sight. 20 And thou shalt
put of thy honour upon him, that all the
congregation of the children of Israel may
hearken. 21 And he shall stand before Eleazar
the priest, who shall inquire for him by the
judgment of the Urim before the LORD; 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.' 22
And Moses did as the LORD commanded him;
and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar
the priest, and before all the congregation. 23
And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him
a charge, as the LORD spoke by the hand of
Moses.


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
Command the children of Israel, and say unto
them: My food which is presented unto Me for
offerings made by fire, of a sweet savour unto
Me, shall ye observe to offer unto Me in its due
season. 3 And thou shalt say unto them: This is
the offering made by fire which ye shall bring
unto the LORD: he-lambs of the first year
without blemish, two day by day, for a
continual burnt-offering. 4 The one lamb shalt
thou offer in the morning, and the other lamb
shalt thou offer at dusk; 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. 6 It is a continual burnt-offering, which was
offered in mount Sinai, for a sweet savour, an
offering made by fire unto the LORD. 7 And the
drink-offering thereof shall be the fourth part of
a hin for the one lamb; in the holy place shalt
thou pour out a drink-offering of strong drink
unto the LORD. 8 And the other lamb shalt
thou present at dusk; as the meal-offering of
the morning, and as the drink-offering thereof,
thou shalt present it, an offering made by fire,
of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
9 And on the sabbath day two he-lambs of the
first year without blemish, and two tenth parts
of an ephah of fine flour for a meal-offering,
mingled with oil, and the drink-offering thereof.
10 This is the burnt-offering of every sabbath,
beside the continual burnt-offering, and the
drink-offering thereof.
11 And in your new moons ye shall present a
burnt-offering unto the LORD: two young
bullocks, and one ram, seven he-lambs of the
first year without blemish; 12 and three tenth
parts of an ephah of fine flour for a
meal-offering, mingled with oil, for each bullock; and
two tenth parts of fine flour for a meal-offering,
mingled with oil, for the one ram; 13 and a
several tenth part of fine flour mingled with oil
for a meal-offering unto every lamb; for a
burnt-offering of a sweet savour, an offering
made by fire unto the LORD. 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 new moon
throughout the months of the year. 15 And one
he-goat for a sin-offering unto the LORD; it
shall be offered beside the continual
burnt-offering, and the drink-offering thereof. 16 And
in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the
month, is the LORD'S passover. 17 And on the
fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast;
seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. 18
In the first day shall be a holy convocation; ye
shall do no manner of servile work; 19 but ye
shall present an offering made by fire, a
burnt-offering unto the LORD: two young bullocks,
and one ram, and seven he-lambs of the first
year; they shall be unto you without blemish;
20 and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled
with oil; three tenth parts shall ye offer for a
bullock, and two tenth parts for the ram; 21 a
several tenth part shalt thou offer for every
lamb of the seven lambs; 22 and one he-goat
for a sin-offering, to make atonement for you.
23 Ye shall offer these beside the burnt-offering
of the morning, which is for a continual
burnt-offering. 24 After this manner ye shall offer
daily, for seven days, the food of the offering
made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD;
it shall be offered beside the continual
burnt-offering, and the drink-offering thereof. 25 And
on the seventh day ye shall have a holy
convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile
work. 26 Also in the day of the first-fruits, when
ye bring a new meal-offering unto the LORD in
your feast of weeks, ye shall have a holy
convocation: ye shall do no manner of servile
work; 27 but ye shall present a burnt-offering
for a sweet savour unto the LORD: two young
bullocks, one ram, seven he-lambs of the first
year; 28 and their meal-offering, fine flour
mingled with oil, three tenth parts for each
bullock, two tenth parts for the one ram, 29 a
several tenth part for every lamb of the seven
lambs; 30 one he-goat, to make atonement for
you. 31 Beside the continual burnt-offering, and
the meal-offering thereof, ye shall offer them --
they shall be unto you without blemish -- and
their drink-offerings.


1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of
the month, ye shall have a holy convocation:
ye shall do no manner of servile work; it is a
day of blowing the horn unto you. 2 And ye
shall prepare a burnt-offering for a sweet savour
unto the LORD: one young bullock, one ram,
seven he-lambs of the first year without
blemish; 3 and their meal-offering, fine flour
mingled with oil, three tenth parts for the
bullock, two tenth part for the ram, 4 and one
tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs; 5
and one he-goat for a sin-offering, to make
atonement for you; 6 beside the burnt-offering
of the new moon, and the meal-offering
thereof, and the continual burnt-offering and
the meal-offering thereof, and their
drink-offerings, according unto their ordinance, for a
sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the
LORD. 7 And on the tenth day of this seventh
month ye shall have a holy convocation; and
ye shall afflict your souls; ye shall do no
manner of work; 8 but ye shall present a
burnt-offering unto the LORD for a sweet savour: one
young bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs of the
first year; they shall be unto you without
blemish; 9 and their meal-offering, fine flour
mingled with oil, three tenth parts for the
bullock, two tenth parts for the one ram, 10 a
several tenth part for every lamb of the seven
lambs; 11 one he-goat for a sin-offering; beside
the sin-offering of atonement, and the continual
burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof,
and their drink-offerings. 12 And on the
fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall
have a holy convocation: ye shall do no
manner of servile work, and ye shall keep a
feast unto the LORD seven days; 13 and ye
shall present a burnt-offering, an offering made
by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:
thirteen young bullocks, two rams, fourteen
he-lambs of the first year; they shall be without
blemish; 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, 15 and a several
tenth part for every lamb of the fourteen lambs;
16 and one he-goat for a sin-offering beside the
continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering
thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. 17 And
on the second day ye shall present twelve young
bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs of the
first year without blemish; 18 and their
meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs,
according to their number, after the ordinance;
19 and one he-goat for a sin-offering; beside the
continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering
thereof, and their drink-offerings. 20 And on the
third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen
he-lambs of the first year without blemish; 21
and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings
for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the
lambs, according to their number, after the
ordinance; 22 and one he-goat for a
sin-offering; beside the continual burnt-offering,
and the meal-offering thereof, and the
drink-offering thereof. 23 And on the fourth day ten
bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs of the
first year without blemish; 24 their
meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs,
according to their number, after the ordinance;
25 and one he-goat for a sin-offering; beside the
continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering
thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. 26 And
on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams,
fourteen he-lambs of the first year without
blemish; 27 and their meal-offering and their
drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams,
and for the lambs, according to their number,
after the ordinance; 28 and one he-goat for a
sin-offering; beside the continual burnt-offering,
and the meal-offering thereof, and the
drink-offering thereof. 29 And on the sixth day eight
bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs of the
first year without blemish; 30 and their
meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs,
according to their number, after the ordinance;
31 and one he-goat for a sin-offering; beside the
continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering
thereof, and the drink-offerings thereof. 32 And
on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams,
fourteen he-lambs of the first year without
blemish; 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; 34 and one he-goat for a
sin-offering; beside the continual burnt-offering,
the meal-offering thereof, and the
drink-offering thereof. 35 On the eighth day ye shall
have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no manner
of servile work; 36 but ye shall present a
burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet
savour unto the LORD: one bullock, one ram,
seven he-lambs of the first year without
blemish; 37 their meal-offering and their
drink-offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for
the lambs, shall be according to their number,
after the ordinance; 38 and one he-goat for a
sin-offering; beside the continual burnt-offering,
and the meal-offering thereof, and the
drink-offering thereof. 39 These ye shall offer unto
the LORD in your appointed seasons, beside
your vows, and your freewill-offerings, whether
they be your burnt-offerings, or your
meal-offerings, or your drink-offerings, or your
peace-offerings.


1 And Moses told the children of Israel
according to all that the LORD commanded
Moses.
2 And Moses spoke unto the heads of the tribes
of the children of Israel, saying: This is the thing
which the LORD hath commanded. 3 When a
man voweth a vow unto the LORD, or sweareth
an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall
not break his word; he shall do according to all
that proceedeth out of his mouth. 4 Also when a
woman voweth a vow unto the LORD, and
bindeth herself by a bond, being in her father's
house, in her youth, 5 and her father heareth her
vow, or 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.
6 But if her father disallow her in the day that
he heareth, none of her vows, or of her bonds
wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand;
and the LORD will forgive her, because her
father disallowed her. 7 And if she be married to
a husband, while her vows are upon her, or the
clear utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath
bound her soul; 8 and her husband hear it,
whatsoever day it be that he heareth it, and
hold his peace at her; then her vows shall stand,
and her bonds wherewith she hath bound her
soul shall stand. 9 But if her husband disallow
her in the day that he heareth it, then he shall
make void her vow which is upon her, and the
clear utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath
bound her soul; and the LORD will forgive her.
10 But the vow of a widow, or of her that is
divorced, even every thing wherewith she hath
bound her soul, shall stand against her. 11 And
if a woman vowed in her husband's house, or
bound her soul by a bond with an oath, 12 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. 13 But if her husband make
them null and void in the day that he heareth
them, then whatsoever proceeded out of her
lips, whether it were her vows, or the bond of her
soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made
them void; and the LORD will forgive her. 14
Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the
soul, her husband may let it stand, or her
husband may make it void. 15 But if her
husband altogether hold his peace at her from
day to day, then he causeth all her vows to
stand, or all her bonds, which are upon her; he
hath let them stand, because he held his peace
at her in the day that he heard them. 16 But if
he shall make them null and void after that he
hath heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity.
17 These are the statutes, which the LORD
commanded Moses, between a man and his
wife, between a father and his daughter, being
in her youth, in her father's house.


1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
'Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites;
afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy
people.' 3 And Moses spoke unto the people,
saying: 'Arm ye men from among you for the
war, that they may go against Midian, to
execute the LORD'S vengeance on Midian. 4 Of
every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes
of Israel, shall ye send to the war.' 5 So there
were delivered, out of the thousands of Israel, a
thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed
for war. 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
holy vessels and the trumpets for the alarm in
his hand. 7 And they warred against Midian, as
the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew
every male. 8 And they slew the kings of Midian
with the rest of their slain: Evi, and Rekem, and
Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the five kings of
Midian; Balaam also the son of Beor they slew
with the sword. 9 And the children of Israel took
captive the women of Midian and their little
ones; and all their cattle, and all their flocks,
and all their goods, they took for a prey. 10 And
all their cities in the places wherein they dwelt,
and all their encampments, they burnt with fire.
11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey,
both of man and of beast. 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, unto the plains of Moab, which are
by the Jordan at Jericho. 13 And Moses, and
Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the
congregation, went forth to meet them without
the camp. 14 And Moses was wroth with the
officers of the host, the captains of thousands
and the captains of hundreds, who came from
the service of the war. 15 And Moses said unto
them: 'Have ye saved all the women alive? 16
Behold, these caused the children of Israel,
through the counsel of Balaam, to revolt so as
to break faith with the LORD in the matter of
Peor, and so the plague was among the
congregation of the LORD. 17 Now therefore
kill every male among the little ones, and kill
every woman that hath known man by lying
with him. 18 But all the women children, that
have not known man by lying with him, keep
alive for yourselves. 19 And encamp ye without
the camp seven days; whosoever hath killed
any person, and whosoever hath touched any
slain, purify yourselves on the third day and on
the seventh day, ye and your captives. 20 And
as to every garment, and all that is made of
skin, and all work of goats' hair, and all things
made of wood, ye shall purify.' 21 And Eleazar
the priest said unto the men of war that went to
the battle: 'This is the statute of the law which
the LORD hath commanded Moses: 22
Howbeit the gold, and the silver, the brass, the
iron, the tin, and the lead, 23 every thing that
may abide the fire, ye shall make to go through
the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless it
shall be purified with the water of sprinkling;
and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make to
go through the water. 24 And ye shall wash your
clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be
clean, and afterward ye may come into the
camp.' 25 And the LORD spoke unto Moses,
saying: 26 'Take the sum of the prey that was
taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and
Eleazar the priest, and the heads of the fathers'
houses of the congregation; 27 and divide the
prey into two parts: between the men skilled in
war, that went out to battle, and all the
congregation; 28 and levy a tribute unto the
LORD of the men of war that went out to
battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the
persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses,
and of the flocks; 29 take it of their half, and
give it unto Eleazar the priest, as a portion set
apart for the LORD. 30 And of the children of
Israel's half, thou shalt take one drawn out of
every fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the
asses, and of the flocks, even of all the cattle,
and give them unto the Levites, that keep the
charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.' 31 And
Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD
commanded Moses. 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, 33 and
threescore and twelve thousand beeves, 34 and
threescore and one thousand asses, 35 and
thirty and two thousand persons in all, of the
women that had not known man by lying with
him. 36 And the half, which was the portion of
them that went out to war, was in number three
hundred thousand and thirty thousand and
seven thousand and five hundred sheep. 37
And the LORD'S tribute of the sheep was six
hundred and threescore and fifteen. 38 And the
beeves were thirty and six thousand, of which
the LORD'S tribute was threescore and twelve.
39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five
hundred, of which the LORD'S tribute was
threescore and one. 40 And the persons were
sixteen thousand, of whom the LORD'S tribute
was thirty and two persons. 41 And Moses gave
the tribute, which was set apart for the LORD,
unto Eleazar the priest, as the LORD
commanded Moses. 42 And of the children of
Israel's half, which Moses divided off from the
men that warred -- 43 now the congregation's
half was three hundred thousand and thirty
thousand and seven thousand and five hundred
sheep, 44 and thirty and six thousand beeves,
45 and thirty thousand and five hundred asses,
46 and sixteen thousand persons -- 47 even of
the children of Israel's half, Moses took one
drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of
beast, and gave them unto the Levites, that
kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD;
as the LORD commanded Moses. 48 And the
officers that were over the thousands of the
host, the captains of thousands, and the
captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses;
49 and they said unto Moses: 'Thy servants
have taken the sum of the men of war that are
under our charge, and there lacketh not one
man of us. 50 And we have brought the
LORD'S offering, what every man hath gotten,
of jewels of gold, armlets, and bracelets,
signet-rings, ear-rings, and girdles, to make
atonement for our souls before the LORD.' 51 And
Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them,
even all wrought jewels. 52 And all the gold of
the gift that they set apart for the LORD, of the
captains of thousands, and of the captains of
hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred
and fifty shekels.-- 53 For the men of war had
taken booty, every man for himself.-- 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
LORD.


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


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


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 2
'Command the children of Israel, and say unto
them: When ye come into the land of Canaan,
this shall be the land that shall fall unto you for
an inheritance, even the land of Canaan
according to the borders thereof. 3 Thus your
south side shall be from the wilderness of Zin
close by the side of Edom, and your south
border shall begin at the end of the Salt Sea
eastward; 4 and your border shall turn about
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; 5 and the border shall turn about from
Azmon unto the Brook of Egypt, and the goings
out thereof shall be at the Sea. 6 And for the
western border, ye shall have the Great Sea for
a border; this shall be your west border. 7 And
this shall be your north border: from the Great
Sea ye shall mark out your line unto mount
Hor; 8 from mount Hor ye shall mark out a line
unto the entrance to Hamath; and the goings
out of the border shall be at Zedad; 9 and the
border shall go forth to Ziphron, and the goings
out thereof shall be at Hazar-enan; this shall be
your north border. 10 And ye shall mark out
your line for the east border from Hazar-enan
to Shepham; 11 and the border shall go down
from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of
Ain; and the border shall go down, and shall
strike upon the slope of the sea of Chinnereth
eastward; 12 and the border shall go down to
the Jordan, and the goings out thereof shall be
at the Salt Sea; this shall be your land according
to the borders thereof round about.' 13 And
Moses commanded the children of Israel,
saying: 'This is the land wherein ye shall receive
inheritance by lot, which the LORD hath
commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to
the half-tribe; 14 for the tribe of the children of
Reuben according to their fathers' 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; 15 the two tribes and the half-tribe
have received their inheritance beyond the
Jordan at Jericho eastward, toward the
sun-rising.'
16 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
17 'These are the names of the men that shall
take possession of the land for you: Eleazar the
priest, and Joshua the son of Nun. 18 And ye
shall take one prince of every tribe, to take
possession of the land. 19 And these are the
names of the men: of the tribe of Judah, Caleb
the son of Jephunneh. 20 And of the tribe of the
children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of
Ammihud. 21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad
the son of Chislon. 22 And of the tribe of the
children of Dan a prince, Bukki the son of Jogli.
23 Of the children of Joseph: of the tribe of the
children of Manasseh a prince, Hanniel the son
of Ephod; 24 and of the tribe of the children of
Ephraim a prince, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
25 And of the tribe of the children of Zebulun a
prince, Eli-zaphan the son of Parnach. 26 And
of the tribe of the children of Issachar a prince,
Paltiel the son of Azzan. 27 And of the tribe of
the children of Asher a prince, Ahihud the son
of Shelomi. 28 And of the tribe of the children
of Naphtali a prince, Pedahel the son of
Ammihud. 29 These are they whom the LORD
commanded to divide the inheritance unto the
children of Israel in the land of Canaan.'


1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses in the plains
of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying: 2
'Command the children of Israel, that they give
unto the Levites of the inheritance of their
possession cities to dwell in; and open land
round about the cities shall ye give unto the
Levites. 3 And the cities shall they have to dwell
in; and their open land shall be for their cattle,
and for their substance, and for all their beasts.
4 And the open land about the cities, which ye
shall give unto the Levites, shall be from the
wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits
round about. 5 And ye 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
open land about the cities. 6 And the cities
which ye shall give unto the Levites, they shall
be the six cities of refuge, which ye shall give for
the manslayer to flee thither; and beside them
ye shall give forty and two cities. 7 All the cities
which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty
and eight cities: them shall ye give with the open
land about them. 8 And concerning the cities
which ye shall give of the possession of the
children of Israel, from the many ye shall take
many, and from the few ye shall take few; each
tribe according to its inheritance which it
inheriteth shall give of its cities unto the Levites.'
9 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: 10
'Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them: When ye pass over the Jordan into the
land of Canaan, 11 then ye shall appoint you
cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the
manslayer that killeth any person through error
may flee thither. 12 And the cities shall be unto
you for refuge from the avenger, that the
manslayer die not, until he stand before the
congregation for judgment. 13 And as to the
cities which ye shall give, there shall be for you
six cities of refuge. 14 Ye shall give three cities
beyond the Jordan, and three cities shall ye give
in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of
refuge. 15 For the children of Israel, and for the
stranger and for the settler among them, shall
these six cities be for refuge, that every one that
killeth any person through error may flee
thither. 16 But if he smote him with an
instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a
murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to
death. 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. 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. 19 The
avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer
to death; when he meeteth him, he shall put him
to death. 20 And if he thrust him of hatred, or
hurled at him any thing, lying in wait, so that he
died; 21 or in enmity smote him with his hand,
that he died; he that smote him shall surely be
put to death: he is a murderer; the avenger of
blood shall put the murderer to death when he
meeteth him. 22 But if he thrust him suddenly
without enmity, or hurled upon him any thing
without lying in wait, 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; 24 then the
congregation shall judge between the smiter and
the avenger of blood according to these
ordinances; 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. 26 But if the manslayer shall at any time go
beyond the border of his city of refuge, whither
he fleeth; 27 and the avenger of blood find him
without the border of his city of refuge, and the
avenger of blood slay the manslayer; there shall
be no bloodguiltiness for him; 28 because he
must remain in his city of refuge until the death
of the high priest; but after the death of the high
priest the manslayer may return into the land of
his possession. 29 And these things shall be for a
statute of judgment unto you throughout your
generations in all your dwellings. 30 Whoso
killeth any person, the murderer shall be slain at
the mouth of witnesses; but one witness shall
not testify against any person that he die. 31
Moreover ye shall take no ransom for the life of
a murderer, that is guilty of death; but he shall
surely be put to death. 32 And ye shall take no
ransom for him that is fled to his city of refuge,
that he should come again to dwell in the land,
until the death of the priest. 33 So ye shall not
pollute the land wherein ye are; for blood, it
polluteth the land; and no expiation can be
made for the land for the blood that is shed
therein, but by the blood of him that shed it. 34
And thou shalt not defile the land which ye
inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the
LORD dwell in the midst of the children of
Israel.'


1 And the heads of the fathers' houses of the
family of the children of Gilead, the son of
Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of
the sons of Joseph, came near, and spoke
before Moses, and before the princes, the heads
of the fathers' houses of the children of Israel; 2
and they said: 'The LORD commanded my lord
to give the land for inheritance by lot to the
children of Israel; and my lord was commanded
by the LORD to give the inheritance of
Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters. 3
And if they be married to any of the sons of the
other tribes of the children of Israel, then will
their inheritance be taken away from the
inheritance of our fathers, and will be added to
the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall
belong; so will it be taken away from the lot of
our inheritance. 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.' 5 And Moses
commanded the children of Israel according to
the word of the LORD, saying: 'The tribe of the
sons of Joseph speaketh right. 6 This is the thing
which the LORD hath commanded concerning
the daughters of Zelophehad, saying: Let them
be married to whom they think best; only into
the family of the tribe of their father shall they
be married. 7 So shall no inheritance of the
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. 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. 9 So
shall no inheritance remove from one tribe to
another tribe; for the tribes of the children of
Israel shall cleave each one to its own
inheritance.' 10 Even as the LORD commanded
Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad. 11
For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah,
and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were
married unto their father's brothers' sons. 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. 13 These are the
commandments and the ordinances, which the
LORD commanded by the hand of Moses unto
the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by
the Jordan at Jericho.


1 These are the words which Moses spoke unto
all Israel beyond the Jordan; in the wilderness,
in the Arabah, over against Suph, between
Paran and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth,
and Di-zahab. 2 It is eleven days journey from
Horeb unto Kadesh-barnea by the way of
mount Seir. 3 And it came to pass in the fortieth
year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of
the month, that Moses spoke unto the children
of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had
given him in commandment unto them; 4 after
he had smitten Sihon the king of the Amorites,
who dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of
Bashan, who dwelt in Ashtaroth, at Edrei; 5
beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, took
Moses upon him to expound this law, saying: 6
The LORD our God spoke unto us in Horeb,
saying: 'Ye have dwelt long enough in this
mountain; 7 turn you, and take your journey,
and go to the hill-country of the Amorites and
unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the
Arabah, in the hill-country, and in the Lowland,
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. 8 Behold, I have
set the land before you: go in and possess the
land which the LORD swore unto your fathers,
to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give
unto them and to their seed after them.' 9 And I
spoke unto you at that time, saying: 'I am not
able to bear you myself alone; 10 the LORD
your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye
are this day as the stars of heaven for
multitude.-- 11 The LORD, the God of your
fathers, make you a thousand times so many
more as ye are, and bless you, as He hath
promised you!-- 12 How can I myself alone
bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and
your strife? 13 Get you, from each one of your
tribes, wise men, and understanding, and full of
knowledge, and I will make them heads over
you.' 14 And ye answered me, and said: 'The
thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to
do.' 15 So I took the heads of your tribes, wise
men, and full of knowledge, and made them
heads over you, captains of thousands, and
captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties,
and captains of tens, and officers, tribe by tribe.
16 And I charged your judges at that time,
saying: 'Hear the causes between your brethren,
and judge righteously between a man and his
brother, and the stranger that is with him. 17 Ye
shall not respect persons in judgment; ye shall
hear the small and the great alike; ye shall not
be afraid of the face of any man; for the
judgment is God's; and the cause that is too
hard for you ye shall bring unto me, and I will
hear it.' 18 And I commanded you at that time
all the things which ye should do. 19 And we
journeyed from Horeb, and went through all
that great and dreadful wilderness which ye
saw, by the way to the hill-country of the
Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded
us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea. 20 And I
said unto you: 'Ye are come unto the
hill-country of the Amorites, which the LORD our
God giveth unto us. 21 Behold, the LORD thy
God hath set the land before thee; go up, take
possession, as the LORD, the God of thy
fathers, hath spoken unto thee; fear not, neither
be dismayed.' 22 And ye came near unto me
every one of you, and said: 'Let us send men
before us, that they may search the land for us,
and bring us back word of the way by which we
must go up, and the cities unto which we shall
come.' 23 And the thing pleased me well; and I
took twelve men of you, one man for every
tribe; 24 and they turned and went up into the
mountains, and came unto the valley of Eshcol,
and spied it out. 25 And they took of the fruit of
the land in their hands, and brought it down
unto us, and brought us back word, and said:
'Good is the land which the LORD our God
giveth unto us.' 26 Yet ye would not go up, but
rebelled against the commandment of the
LORD your God; 27 and ye murmured in your
tents, and said: 'Because the LORD hated us,
He hath brought us forth out of the land of
Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the
Amorites, to destroy us. 28 Whither are we going
up? our brethren have made our heart to melt,
saying: The people is greater and taller than we;
the cities are great and fortified up to heaven;
and moreover we have seen the sons of the
Anakim there.' 29 Then I said unto you: 'Dread
not, neither be afraid of them. 30 The LORD
your God who goeth before you, He shall fight
for you, according to all that He did for you in
Egypt before your eyes; 31 and in the
wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the
LORD thy God bore thee, as a man doth bear
his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye
came unto this place. 32 Yet in this thing ye do
not believe the LORD your God, 33 Who went
before you in the way, to seek you out a place
to pitch your tents in: in fire by night, to show
you by what way ye should go, and in the cloud
by day.' 34 And the LORD heard the voice of
your words, and was wroth, and swore, saying:
35 'Surely there shall not one of these men, even
this evil generation, see the good land, which I
swore to give unto your fathers, 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 LORD.' 37 Also the LORD was
angry with me for your sakes, saying: Thou also
shalt not go in thither; 38 Joshua the son of
Nun, who standeth before thee, he shall go in
thither; encourage thou him, for he shall cause
Israel to inherit it. 39 Moreover your little ones,
that ye said should be a prey, and your 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. 40 But as for you,
turn you, and take your journey into the
wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.' 41 Then
ye answered and said unto me: 'We have sinned
against the LORD, we will go up and fight,
according to all that the LORD our God
commanded us.' And ye girded on every man
his weapons of war, and deemed it a light thing
to go up into the hill-country. 42 And the LORD
said unto me: 'Say unto them: Go not up,
neither fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be
smitten before your enemies.' 43 So I spoke
unto you, and ye hearkened not; but ye rebelled
against the commandment of the LORD, and
were presumptuous, and went up into the
hill-country. 44 And the Amorites, that dwell in that
hill-country, came out against you, and chased
you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir,
even unto Hormah. 45 And ye returned and
wept before the LORD; but the LORD
hearkened not to your voice, nor gave ear unto
you. 46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days,
according unto the days that ye abode there.


1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the
wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as the
LORD spoke unto me; and we compassed
mount Seir many days. 2 And the LORD spoke
unto me, saying: 3 'Ye have compassed this
mountain long enough; turn you northward. 4
And command thou the people, saying: Ye 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 ye good heed unto
yourselves therefore; 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. 6 Ye shall purchase food of them
for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also
buy water of them for money, that ye may
drink. 7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed
thee in all the work of thy hand; He hath known
thy walking through this great wilderness; these
forty years the LORD thy God hath been with
thee; thou hast lacked nothing.' 8 So we passed
by from our brethren the children of Esau, that
dwell in Seir, from the way of the Arabah, from
Elath and from Ezion-geber. And we turned and
passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. 9
And the LORD said unto me: 'Be not at enmity
with Moab, neither contend with them in battle;
for I will not give thee of his land for a
possession; because I have given Ar unto the
children of Lot for a possession.-- 10 The Emim
dwelt therein aforetime, a people great, and
many, and tall, as the Anakim; 11 these also
are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim; but the
Moabites call them Emim. 12 And in Seir dwelt
the Horites 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
LORD gave unto them.-- 13 Now rise up, and
get you over the brook Zered.' And we went
over the brook Zered. 14 And the days in which
we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were
come over the brook Zered, were thirty and
eight years; until all the generation, even the
men of war, were consumed from the midst of
the camp, as the LORD swore unto them. 15
Moreover the hand of the LORD was against
them, to discomfit them from the midst of the
camp, until they were consumed. 16 So it came
to pass, when all the men of war were
consumed and dead from among the people, 17
that the LORD spoke unto me saying: 18 'Thou
art this day to pass over the border of Moab,
even Ar; 19 and when thou comest nigh over
against the children of Ammon, harass them
not, nor contend with them; for I will not give
thee of the land of the children of Ammon for a
possession; because I have given it unto the
children of Lot for a possession.-- 20 That also
is accounted a land of Rephaim: Rephaim
dwelt therein aforetime; but the Ammonites call
them Zamzummim, 21 a people great, and
many, and tall, as the Anakim; but the LORD
destroyed them before them; and they
succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead; 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; 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.-- 24
Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the
valley of Arnon; behold, I have given into thy
hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and
his land; begin to possess it, and contend with
him in battle. 25 This day will I begin to put the
dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the
peoples that are under the whole heaven, who,
when they hear the report of thee, shall tremble,
and be in anguish because of thee.' 26 And I
sent messengers out of the wilderness of
Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with
words of peace, saying: 27 'Let me pass through
thy land; I will go along by the highway, I will
neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
28 Thou shalt sell me food for money, that I
may eat; and give me water for money, that I
may drink; only let me pass through on my
feet; 29 as the children of Esau that dwell in
Seir, and the Moabites that dwell in Ar, did unto
me; until I shall pass over the Jordan into the
land which the LORD our God giveth us.' 30 But
Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by
him; for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit,
and made his heart obstinate, that He might
deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this
day. 31 And the LORD said unto me: 'Behold, I
have begun to deliver up Sihon and his land
before thee; begin to possess his land.' 32 Then
Sihon came out against us, he and all his
people, unto battle at Jahaz. 33 And the LORD
our God delivered him up before us; and we
smote him, and his sons, and all his people. 34
And we took all his cities at that time, and
utterly destroyed every city, the men, and the
women, and the little ones; we left none
remaining; 35 only the cattle we took for a prey
unto ourselves, with the spoil of the cities which
we had taken. 36 From Aroer, which is on the
edge of the valley of Arnon, and from the city
that is in the valley, even unto Gilead, there was
not a city too high for us: the LORD our God
delivered up all before us. 37 Only to the land of
the children of Ammon thou camest not near;
all the side of the river Jabbok, and the cities of
the hill-country, and wheresoever the LORD our
God forbade us.


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. 2 And the LORD said unto me: 'Fear him
not; for I have delivered him, and all his people,
and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do
unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the
Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.' 3 So the
LORD our God delivered into our hand Og also,
the king of Bashan, and all his people; and we
smote him until none was left to him remaining.
4 And we took all his cities at that time; there
was not a city which we took not from them;
threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the
kingdom of Og in Bashan. 5 All these were
fortified cities, with high walls, gates, and bars;
beside the unwalled towns a great many. 6 And
we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon
king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every city,
the men, and the women, and the little ones. 7
But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we
took for a prey unto ourselves. 8 And we took
the land at that time out of the hand of the two
kings of the Amorites that were beyond the
Jordan, from the valley of Arnon unto mount
Hermon -- 9 which Hermon the Sidonians call
Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir -- 10 all the
cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all
Bashan, unto Salcah and Edrei, cities of the
kingdom of Og in Bashan.-- 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.-- 12 And this land we took in
possession at that time; from Aroer, which is by
the valley of Arnon, and half the hill-country of
Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the
Reubenites and to the Gadites; 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 -- all that Bashan is called the
land of Rephaim. 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.-- 15 And I gave
Gilead unto Machir. 16 And unto the
Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from
Gilead even unto the valley of Arnon, the
middle of the valley for a border; even unto the
river Jabbok, which is the border of the children
of Ammon; 17 the Arabah also, the Jordan
being the border thereof, from Chinnereth even
unto the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under
the slopes of Pisgah eastward. 18 And I
commanded you at that time, saying: 'The
LORD your God hath given you this land to
possess it; ye shall pass over armed before your
brethren the children of Israel, all the men of
valour. 19 But your wives, and your little ones,
and your cattle -- I know that ye have much
cattle -- shall abide in your cities which I have
given you; 20 until the LORD give rest unto
your brethren, as unto you, and they also
possess the land which the LORD your God
giveth them beyond the Jordan; then shall ye
return every man unto his possession, which I
have given you. 21 And I commanded Joshua
at that time, saying: 'Thine eyes have seen all
that the LORD your God hath done unto these
two kings; so shall the LORD do unto all the
kingdoms whither thou goest over. 22 Ye shall
not fear them; for the LORD your God, He it is
that fighteth for you.' 23 And I besought the
LORD at that time, saying: 24 'O Lord GOD,
Thou hast begun to show Thy servant Thy
greatness, and Thy strong hand; for what god is
there in heaven or on earth, that can do
according to Thy works, and according to Thy
mighty acts? 25 Let me go over, I pray Thee,
and see the good land that is beyond the
Jordan, that goodly hill-country, and Lebanon.'
26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your
sakes, and hearkened not unto me; and the
LORD said unto me: 'Let it suffice thee; speak
no more unto Me of this matter. 27 Get thee up
into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes
westward, and northward, and southward, and
eastward, and behold with thine eyes; for thou
shalt not go over this Jordan. 28 But charge
Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen
him; for he shall go over before this people, and
he shall cause them to inherit the land which
thou shalt see.' 29 So we abode in the valley
over against Beth-peor.


1 And now, O Israel, hearken unto the statutes
and unto the ordinances, which I teach you, to
do them; that ye may live, and go in and
possess the land which the LORD, the God of
your fathers, giveth you. 2 Ye shall not add
unto the word which I command you, neither
shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the
commandments of the LORD your God which I
command you. 3 Your eyes have seen what the
LORD did in Baal-peor; for all the men that
followed the Baal of Peor, the LORD thy God
hath destroyed them from the midst of thee. 4
But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God
are alive every one of you this day. 5 Behold, I
have taught you statutes and ordinances, even
as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye
should do so in the midst of the land whither ye
go in to possess it. 6 Observe therefore and do
them; for this is your wisdom and your
understanding in the sight of the peoples, that,
when they hear all these statutes, shall say:
'Surely this great nation is a wise and
understanding people.' 7 For what great nation
is there, that hath God so nigh unto them, as the
LORD our God is whensoever we call upon
Him? 8 And what great nation is there, that
hath statutes and ordinances so righteous as all
this law, which I set before you this day? 9 Only
take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul
diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine
eyes saw, and lest they depart from thy heart all
the days of thy life; but make them known unto
thy children and thy children's children; 10 the
day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy
God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me:
'Assemble Me the 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.' 11 And ye
came near and stood under the mountain; and
the mountain burned with fire unto the heart of
heaven, with darkness, cloud, and thick
darkness. 12 And the LORD spoke unto you out
of the midst of the fire; ye heard the voice of
words, but ye saw no form; only a voice. 13
And He declared unto you His covenant, which
He commanded you to perform, even the ten
words; and He wrote them upon two tables of
stone. 14 And the LORD commanded me at
that time to teach you statutes and ordinances,
that ye might do them in the land whither ye go
over to possess it. 15 Take ye therefore good
heed unto yourselves -- for ye saw no manner of
form on the day that the LORD spoke unto you
in Horeb out of the midst of the fire -- 16 lest ye
deal corruptly, and make you a graven image,
even the form of any figure, the likeness of
male or female, 17 the likeness of any beast
that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged
fowl that flieth in the heaven, 18 the likeness of
any thing that creepeth on the ground, the
likeness of any fish that is in the water under the
earth; 19 and lest thou lift up thine eyes unto
heaven, and when thou seest the sun and the
moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven,
thou be drawn away and worship them, and
serve them, which the LORD thy God hath
allotted unto all the peoples under the whole
heaven. 20 But you hath the LORD taken and
brought forth out of the iron furnace, out of
Egypt, to be unto Him a people of inheritance,
as ye are this day. 21 Now the LORD was
angered with me for your sakes, and swore that
I should not go over the Jordan, and that I
should not go in unto that good land, which the
LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance;
22 but I must die in this land, I must not go over
the Jordan; but ye are to go over, and possess
that good land. 23 Take heed unto yourselves,
lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your
God, which He made with you, and make you a
graven image, even the likeness of any thing
which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.
24 For the LORD thy God is a devouring fire, a
jealous God.
25 When thou shalt beget children, and
children's children, and ye shall have been long
in the land, and shall deal corruptly, and make
a graven image, even the form of any thing,
and shall do that which is evil in the sight of the
LORD thy God, to provoke Him; 26 I call
heaven and earth to witness against you this
day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off
the land whereunto ye go over the Jordan to
possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon
it, but shall utterly be destroyed. 27 And the
LORD shall scatter you among the peoples, and
ye shall be left few in number among the
nations, whither the LORD shall lead you away.
28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of
men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see,
nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29 But from thence
ye will seek the LORD thy God; and thou shalt
find Him, if thou search after Him with all thy
heart and with all thy soul. 30 In thy distress,
when all these things are come upon thee, in the
end of days, thou wilt return to the LORD thy
God, and hearken unto His voice; 31 for the
LORD thy God is a merciful God; He will not
fail thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the
covenant of thy fathers which He swore unto
them. 32 For ask now of the days past, which
were before thee, since the day that God created
man upon the earth, and from the one end of
heaven unto the other, whether there hath been
any such thing as this great thing is, or hath
been heard like it? 33 Did ever a people hear the
voice of God speaking out of the midst of the
fire, as thou hast heard, and live? 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 LORD your God
did for you in Egypt before thine eyes? 35 Unto
thee it was shown, that thou mightest know that
the LORD, He is God; there is none else beside
Him. 36 Out of heaven He made thee to hear
His voice, that He might instruct thee; and upon
earth He made thee to see His great fire; and
thou didst hear His words out of the midst of
the fire. 37 And because He loved thy fathers,
and chose their seed after them, and brought
thee out with His presence, with His great power,
out of Egypt, 38 to drive out nations from
before thee greater and mightier than thou, to
bring thee in, to give thee their land for an
inheritance, as it is this day; 39 know this day,
and lay it to thy heart, that the LORD, He is
God in heaven above and upon the earth
beneath; there is none else. 40 And thou shalt
keep His statutes, and His commandments,
which I command thee this day, that it may go
well with thee, and with thy children after thee,
and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon
the land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
for ever.
41 Then Moses separated three cities beyond
the Jordan toward the sunrising; 42 that the
manslayer might flee thither, that slayeth his
neighbour unawares, and hated him not in time
past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he
might live: 43 Bezer in the wilderness, in the
table-land, for the Reubenites; and Ramoth in
Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan,
for the Manassites. 44 And this is the law which
Moses set before the children of Israel; 45 these
are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the
ordinances, which Moses spoke unto the
children of Israel, when they came forth out of
Egypt; 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; 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;
48 from Aroer, which is on the edge of the
valley of Arnon, even unto mount Sion -- the
same is Hermon -- 49 and all the Arabah
beyond the Jordan eastward, even unto the sea
of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah.


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 ye may learn them, and observe to do
them. 2 The LORD our God made a covenant
with us in Horeb. 3 The LORD made not this
covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us,
who are all of us here alive this day. 4 The
LORD spoke with you face to face in the mount
out of the midst of the fire -- 5 I stood between
the LORD and you at that time, to declare unto
you the word of the LORD; for ye were afraid
because of the fire, and went not up into the
mount -- saying: 6 I am the LORD thy God, who
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the
house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other
gods before Me. 7 Thou shalt not make unto
thee a graven image, even any manner of
likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or
that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the
water under the earth. 8 Thou shalt not bow
down unto them, nor serve them; for I the
LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the
iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and
upon the third and upon the fourth generation
of them that hate Me, 9 and showing mercy
unto the thousandth generation of them that
love Me and keep My commandments. 10
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy
God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him
guiltless that taketh His name in vain. 11
Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the
LORD thy God commanded thee. 12 Six days
shalt thou labour, and do all thy work; 13 but
the seventh day is a sabbath unto the LORD
thy God, in it thou shalt not do any manner of
work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor
thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor
thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor
thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy
man-servant and thy maid-servant may rest as
well as thou. 14 And thou shalt remember that
thou was a servant in the land of Egypt, and the
LORD thy God brought thee out thence by a
mighty hand and by an outstretched arm;
therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee
to keep the sabbath day. 15 Honour thy father
and thy mother, as the LORD thy God
commanded thee; that thy days may be long,
and that it may go well with thee, upon the land
which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 16 Thou
shalt not murder. Neither shalt thou commit
adultery. Neither shalt thou steal. Neither shalt
thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's
wife; neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's
house, his field, or his man-servant, or his
maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is
thy neighbour's. 18 These words the LORD
spoke unto all your assembly in the mount out
of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the
thick darkness, with a great voice, and it went
on no more. And He wrote them upon two
tables of stone, and gave them unto me. 19 And
it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of
the midst of the darkness, while the mountain
did burn with fire, that ye came near unto me,
even all the heads of your tribes, and your
elders; 20 and ye said: 'Behold, the LORD our
God hath shown 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. 21 Now
therefore why should we die? for this great fire
will consume us; if we hear the voice of the
LORD our God any more, then we shall die. 22
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? 23 Go
thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God
may say; and thou shalt speak unto us all that
the LORD our God may speak unto thee; and
we will hear it and do it.' 24 And the LORD
heard the voice of your words, when ye spoke
unto me; and the LORD said unto me: 'I have
heard the voice of the words of this people,
which they have spoken unto thee; they have
well said all that they have spoken. 25 Oh that
they had such a heart as this alway, to fear Me,
and keep all My commandments, that it might
be well with them, and with their children for
ever! 26 Go say to them: Return ye to your
tents. 27 But as for thee, stand thou here by Me,
and I will speak unto thee all the
commandment, and the statutes, and the
ordinances, which thou shalt teach them, that
they may do them in the land which I give them
to possess it.' 28 Ye shall observe to do therefore
as the LORD your God hath commanded you;
ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the
left. 29 Ye shall walk in all the way which the
LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye
may live, and that it may be well with you, and
that ye may prolong your days in the land
which ye shall possess.


1 Now this is the commandment, the statutes,
and the ordinances, which the LORD your God
commanded to teach you, that ye might do
them in the land whither ye go over to possess
it -- 2 that thou mightest fear the LORD thy God,
to keep all His statutes and His
commandments, which I command thee, thou,
and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of
thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. 3
Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it;
that it may be well with thee, and that ye may
increase mightily, as the LORD, the God of thy
fathers, hath promised unto thee -- a land
flowing with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD
is one. 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with
all thy might. 6 And these words, which I
command thee this day, shall be upon thy
heart; 7 and thou shalt teach them diligently
unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when
thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest
by the way, and when thou liest down, and
when thou risest up. 8 And thou shalt bind them
for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for
frontlets between thine eyes. 9 And thou shalt
write them upon the door-posts of thy house,
and upon thy gates. 10 And it shall be, when the
LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land
which He swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee -- great and
goodly cities, which thou didst not build, 11 and
houses full of all good things, which thou didst
not fill, and cisterns hewn out, which thou didst
not hew, vineyards and olive-trees, which thou
didst not plant, and thou shalt eat and be
satisfied -- 12 then beware lest thou forget the
LORD, who brought thee forth out of the land
of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 13 Thou
shalt fear the LORD thy God; and Him shalt
thou serve, and by His name shalt thou swear.
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods
of the peoples that are round about you; 15 for
a jealous God, even the LORD thy God, is in the
midst of thee; lest the anger of the LORD thy
God be kindled against thee, and He destroy
thee from off the face of the earth. 16 Ye shall
not try the LORD your God, as ye tried Him in
Massah. 17 Ye shall diligently keep the
commandments of the LORD your God, and
His testimonies, and His statutes, which He hath
commanded thee. 18 And thou shalt do that
which is right and good in the sight of the
LORD; that it may be well with thee, and that
thou mayest go in and possess the good land
which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, 19 to
thrust out all thine enemies from before thee, as
the LORD hath spoken. 20 When thy son
asketh thee in time to come, saying: 'What
mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the
ordinances, which the LORD our God hath
commanded you? 21 then thou shalt say unto
thy son: 'We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt;
and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a
mighty hand. 22 And the LORD showed signs
and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon
Pharaoh, and upon all his house, before our
eyes. 23 And He brought us out from thence,
that He might bring us in, to give us the land
which He swore unto our fathers. 24 And the
LORD commanded us to do all these statutes,
to fear the LORD our God, for our good always,
that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this
day. 25 And it shall be righteousness unto us, if
we observe to do all this commandment before
the LORD our God, as He hath commanded
us.'


1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into
the land whither thou 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; 2 and when the LORD thy
God shall deliver them up before thee, and thou
shalt smite them; then thou shalt utterly destroy
them; thou shalt make no covenant with them,
nor show mercy unto them; 3 neither shalt thou
make marriages with them: thy daughter thou
shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter
shalt thou take unto thy son. 4 For he will turn
away thy son from following Me, that they may
serve other gods; so will the anger of the LORD
be kindled against you, and He will destroy thee
quickly. 5 But thus shall ye deal with them: ye
shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces
their pillars, and hew down their Asherim, and
burn their graven images with fire. 6 For thou art
a holy people unto the LORD thy God: the
LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be His own
treasure, out of all peoples that are upon the
face of the earth. 7 The LORD did not set His
love upon you, nor choose you, because ye
were more in number than any people -- for ye
were the fewest of all peoples -- 8 but because
the LORD loved you, and because He would
keep the oath which He swore unto your
fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a
mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the
house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh
king of Egypt. 9 Know therefore that the LORD
thy God, He is God; the faithful God, who
keepeth covenant and mercy with them that
love Him and keep His commandments to a
thousand generations; 10 and repayeth them
that hate Him to their face, to destroy them; He
will not be slack to him that hateth Him, He will
repay him to his face. 11 Thou shalt therefore
keep the commandment, and the statutes, and
the ordinances, which I command thee this day,
to do them.
12 And it shall come to pass, because ye
hearken to these ordinances, and keep, and do
them, that the LORD thy God shall keep with
thee the covenant and the mercy which He
swore unto thy fathers, 13 and He will love thee,
and bless thee, and multiply thee; He will also
bless the fruit of thy body and the fruit of thy
land, thy corn and thy wine and thine oil, the
increase of thy kine and the young of thy flock,
in the land which He swore unto thy fathers to
give thee. 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all
peoples; there shall not be male or female
barren among you, or among your cattle. 15
And the LORD will take away from thee all
sickness; and He will put none of the evil
diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon
thee, but will lay them upon all them that hate
thee. 16 And thou shalt consume all the peoples
that the LORD thy God shall deliver unto thee;
thine eye shall not pity them; neither shalt thou
serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto
thee. 17 If thou shalt say in thy heart: 'These
nations are more than I; how can I dispossess
them?' 18 thou shalt not be afraid of them;
thou shalt well remember what the LORD thy
God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt: 19
the great trials which thine eyes saw, and the
signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand,
and the outstretched arm, whereby the LORD
thy God brought thee out; so shall the LORD
thy God do unto all the peoples of whom thou
art afraid. 20 Moreover the LORD thy God will
send the hornet among them, until they that are
left, and they that hide themselves, perish from
before thee. 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at
them; for the LORD thy God is in the midst of
thee, a God great and awful. 22 And the LORD
thy God will cast out those nations before thee
by little and little; thou mayest not consume
them quickly, lest the beasts of the field
increase upon thee. 23 But the LORD thy God
shall deliver them up before thee, and shall
discomfit them with a great discomfiture, until
they be destroyed. 24 And He shall deliver their
kings into thy hand, and thou shalt make their
name to perish from under heaven; there shall
no man be able to stand against thee, until thou
have destroyed them. 25 The graven images of
their gods shall ye burn with fire; thou shalt not
covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor
take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein; for
it is an abomination to the LORD thy God. 26
And thou shalt not bring an abomination into
thy house, and be accursed like unto it; thou
shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly
abhor it; for it is a devoted thing.


1 All the commandment which I command thee
this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live,
and multiply, and go in and possess the land
which the LORD swore unto your fathers. 2 And
thou shalt remember all the way which the
LORD thy God hath led thee these forty years
in the wilderness, that He might afflict thee, to
prove thee, to know what was in thy heart,
whether thou wouldest keep His
commandments, or no. 3 And He afflicted thee,
and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with
manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy
fathers know; that He might make thee know
that man doth not live by bread only, but by
every thing that proceedeth out of the mouth of
the LORD doth man live. 4 Thy raiment waxed
not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell,
these forty years. 5 And thou shalt consider in
thy heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so
the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. 6 And thou
shalt keep the commandments of the LORD
thy God, to walk in His ways, and to fear Him.
7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a
good land, a land of brooks of water, of
fountains and depths, springing forth in valleys
and hills; 8 a land of wheat and barley, and
vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of
olive-trees and honey; 9 a land wherein thou
shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt
not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are
iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig
brass. 10 And thou shalt eat and be satisfied,
and bless the LORD thy God for the good land
which He hath given thee. 11 Beware lest thou
forget the LORD thy God, in not keeping His
commandments, and His ordinances, and His
statutes, which I command thee this day; 12
lest when thou hast eaten and art satisfied, and
hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; 13
and when thy herds and thy flocks multiply,
and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all
that thou hast is multiplied; 14 then thy heart be
lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God,
who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of bondage; 15 who led thee
through the great and dreadful wilderness,
wherein were serpents, fiery serpents, and
scorpions, and thirsty ground where was no
water; who brought thee forth water out of the
rock of flint; 16 who fed thee in the wilderness
with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that
He might afflict thee, and that He might prove
thee, to do thee good at thy latter end; 17 and
thou say in thy heart: 'My power and the might
of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.' 18 But
thou shalt remember the LORD thy God, for it is
He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that He
may establish His covenant which He swore
unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
19 And it shall be, if thou shalt forget the LORD
thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve
them, and worship them, I forewarn you this
day that ye shall surely perish. 20 As the nations
that the LORD maketh to perish before you, so
shall ye perish; because ye would not hearken
unto the voice of the LORD your God.


1 Hear, O Israel: thou art to pass over the
Jordan this day, to go in to dispossess nations
greater and mightier than thyself, cities great
and fortified up to heaven, 2 a people great and
tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom thou
knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say:
'Who can stand before the sons of Anak?' 3
Know therefore this day, that the LORD thy
God is He who goeth over before thee as a
devouring fire; He will destroy them, and He will
bring them down before thee; so shalt thou
drive them out, and make them to perish
quickly, as the LORD hath spoken unto thee. 4
Speak not thou in thy heart, after that the
LORD thy God hath thrust them out from
before thee, saying: 'For my righteousness the
LORD hath brought me in to possess this land';
whereas for the wickedness of these nations the
LORD doth drive them out from before thee. 5
Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness
of thy heart, dost thou go in to possess their
land; but for the wickedness of these nations
the LORD thy God doth drive them out from
before thee, and that He may establish the word
which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 6 Know
therefore that it is not for thy righteousness that
the LORD thy God giveth thee this good land to
possess it; for thou art a stiffnecked people. 7
Remember, forget thou not, how thou didst
make the LORD thy God wroth in the
wilderness; from the day that thou didst go
forth out of the land of Egypt, until ye came
unto this place, ye have been rebellious against
the LORD. 8 Also in Horeb ye made the LORD
wroth, and the LORD was angered with you to
have destroyed you. 9 When I was gone up into
the mount to receive the tables of stone, even
the tables of the covenant which the LORD
made with you, then I abode in the mount forty
days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread
nor drink water. 10 And the LORD delivered
unto me the two tables of stone written with the
finger of God; and on them was written
according to all the words, which the LORD
spoke with you in the mount out of the midst of
the fire in the day of the assembly. 11 And it
came to pass at the end of forty days and forty
nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of
stone, even the tables of the covenant. 12 And
the LORD said unto me: 'Arise, get thee down
quickly from hence; for thy people that thou
hast brought forth out of Egypt have dealt
corruptly; they are quickly turned aside out of
the way which I commanded them; they have
made them a molten image.' 13 Furthermore
the LORD spoke unto me, saying: 'I have seen
this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked
people; 14 let Me alone, that I may destroy
them, and blot out their name from under
heaven; and I will make of thee a nation
mightier and greater than they.' 15 So I turned
and came down from the mount, and the
mount burned with fire; and the two tables of
the covenant were in my two hands. 16 And I
looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the
LORD your God; ye had made you a molten
calf; ye had turned aside quickly out of the way
which the LORD had commanded you. 17 And
I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out
of my two hands, and broke them before your
eyes. 18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at
the first, forty days and forty nights; I did
neither eat bread nor drink water; because of all
your sin which ye sinned, in doing that which
was evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke
Him. 19 For I was in dread of the anger and hot
displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth
against you to destroy you. But the LORD
hearkened unto me that time also. 20 Moreover
the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have
destroyed him; and I prayed for Aaron also the
same time. 21 And I took your sin, the calf
which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and
beat it in pieces, grinding it very small, until it
was as fine as dust; and I cast the dust thereof
into the brook that descended out of the
mount.-- 22 And at Taberah, and at Massah,
and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye made the LORD
wroth. 23 And when the LORD sent you from
Kadesh-barnea, saying: 'Go up and possess the
land which I have given you'; then ye rebelled
against the commandment of the LORD your
God, and ye believed Him not, nor hearkened to
His voice. 24 Ye have been rebellious against
the LORD from the day that I knew you.-- 25
So I fell down before the LORD the forty days
and forty nights that I fell down; because the
LORD had said He would destroy you. 26 And I
prayed unto the LORD, and said: 'O Lord GOD,
destroy not Thy people and Thine inheritance,
that Thou hast redeemed through Thy
greatness, that Thou hast brought forth out of
Egypt with a mighty hand. 27 Remember Thy
servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not
unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their
wickedness, nor to their sin; 28 lest the land
whence Thou broughtest us out say: Because
the LORD was not able to bring them into the
land which He promised unto them, and
because He hated them, He hath brought them
out to slay them in the wilderness. 29 Yet they
are Thy people and Thine inheritance, that
Thou didst bring out by Thy great power and by
Thy outstretched arm.'


1 At that time the LORD said unto me: 'Hew
thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and
come up unto Me into the mount; and make
thee an ark of wood. 2 And I will write on the
tables the words that were on the first tables
which thou didst break, and thou shalt put them
in the ark.' 3 So I made an ark of acacia-wood,
and hewed two tables of stone like unto the
first, and went up into the mount, having the
two tables in my hand. 4 And He wrote on the
tables according to the first writing, the ten
words, which the LORD spoke unto you in the
mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of
the assembly; and the LORD gave them unto
me. 5 And I turned and came down from the
mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had
made; and there they are, as the LORD
commanded me.-- 6 And the children of Israel
journeyed from Beeroth-benejaakan to
Moserah; there Aaron died, and there he was
buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the
priest's office in his stead. 7 From thence they
journeyed unto Gudgod; and from Gudgod to
Jotbah, a land of brooks of water.-- 8 At that
time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to
bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to
stand before the LORD to minister unto Him,
and to bless in His name, unto this day. 9
Wherefore Levi hath no portion nor inheritance
with his brethren; the LORD is his inheritance,
according as the LORD thy God spoke unto
him.-- 10 Now I stayed in the mount, as at the
first time, forty days and forty nights; and the
LORD hearkened unto me that time also; the
LORD would not destroy thee. 11 And the
LORD said unto me: 'Arise, go before the
people, causing them to set forward, that they
may go in and possess the land, which I swore
unto their fathers to give unto them.'
12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy
God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy
God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him,
and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy
heart and with all thy soul; 13 to keep for thy
good the commandments of the LORD, and His
statutes, which I command thee this day? 14
Behold, unto the LORD thy God belongeth the
heaven, and the heaven of heavens, the earth,
with all that therein is. 15 Only the LORD had a
delight in thy fathers to love them, and He
chose their seed after them, even you, above all
peoples, as it is this day. 16 Circumcise
therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no
more stiffnecked. 17 For the LORD your God,
He is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great
God, the mighty, and the awful, who regardeth
not persons, nor taketh reward. 18 He doth
execute justice for the fatherless and widow,
and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and
raiment. 19 Love ye therefore the stranger; for
ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 20 Thou
shalt fear the LORD thy God; Him shalt thou
serve; and to Him shalt thou cleave, and by His
name shalt thou swear. 21 He is thy glory, and
He is thy God, that hath done for thee these
great and tremendous things, which thine eyes
have seen. 22 Thy fathers went down into
Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now
the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars
of heaven for multitude.


1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God,
and keep His charge, and His statutes, and His
ordinances, and His commandments, alway. 2
And know ye this day; for I speak not with your
children that have not known, and that have
not seen the chastisement of the LORD your
God, His greatness, His mighty hand, and His
outstretched arm, 3 and His signs, and His
works, which He did in the midst of Egypt unto
Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his
land; 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 LORD hath destroyed them unto this
day; 5 and what He did unto you in the
wilderness, until ye came unto this place; 6 and
what He did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons
of Eliab, the son of Reuben; how the earth
opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and
their households, and their tents, and every
living substance that followed them, in the
midst of all Israel; 7 but your eyes have seen all
the great work of the LORD which He did. 8
Therefore shall ye keep all the commandment
which I command thee this day, that ye may be
strong, and go in and possess the land, whither
ye go over to possess it; 9 and that ye may
prolong your days upon the land, which the
LORD swore unto your fathers to give unto
them and to their seed, a land flowing with milk
and honey. 10 For the land, whither thou goest
in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from
whence ye came out, where thou didst sow thy
seed, and didst water it with thy foot, as a
garden of herbs; 11 but the land, whither ye go
over to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys,
and drinketh water as the rain of heaven
cometh down; 12 a land which the LORD thy
God careth for; the eyes of the LORD thy God
are always upon it, from the beginning of the
year even unto the end of the year. 13 And it
shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently
unto My commandments which I command
you this day, to love the LORD your God, and
to serve Him with all your heart and with all
your soul, 14 that I will give the rain of your
land in its season, the former rain and the latter
rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and
thy wine, and thine oil. 15 And I will give grass
in thy fields for thy cattle, and thou shalt eat
and be satisfied. 16 Take heed to yourselves,
lest your heart be deceived, and ye turn aside,
and serve other gods, and worship them; 17 and
the anger of the LORD be kindled against you,
and He shut up the heaven, so that there shall
be no rain, and the ground shall not yield her
fruit; and ye perish quickly from off the good
land which the LORD giveth you. 18 Therefore
shall ye lay up these My words in your heart
and in your soul; and ye shall bind them for a
sign upon your hand, and they shall be for
frontlets between your eyes. 19 And ye shall
teach them your children, talking of them, when
thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest
by the way, and when thou liest down, and
when thou risest up. 20 And thou shalt write
them upon the door-posts of thy house, and
upon thy gates; 21 that your days may be
multiplied, and the days of your children, upon
the land which the LORD swore unto your
fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens
above the earth. 22 For if ye shall diligently
keep all this commandment which I command
you, to do it, to love the LORD your God, to
walk in all His ways, and to cleave unto Him,
23 then will the LORD drive out all these
nations from before you, and ye shall
dispossess nations greater and mightier than
yourselves. 24 Every place whereon the sole of
your foot shall tread shall be yours: from the
wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the
river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall
be your border. 25 There shall no man be able
to stand against you: the LORD your God shall
lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon
all the land that ye shall tread upon, as He hath
spoken unto you. 26 Behold, I set before you
this day a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing,
if ye shall hearken unto the commandments of
the LORD your God, which I command you this
day; 28 and the curse, if ye shall not hearken
unto the commandments of the LORD your
God, but turn aside out of the way which I
command you this day, to go after other gods,
which ye have not known. 29 And it shall come
to pass, when the LORD thy God shall bring
thee into the land whither thou goest to possess
it, that thou shalt set the blessing upon mount
Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. 30 Are
they not beyond the Jordan, behind the way of
the going down of the sun, in the land of the
Canaanites that dwell in the Arabah, over
against Gilgal, beside the terebinths of Moreh?
31 For ye are to pass over the Jordan to go in to
possess the land which the LORD your God
giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell
therein. 32 And ye shall observe to do all the
statutes and the ordinances which I set before
you this day.


1 These are the statutes and the ordinances,
which ye shall observe to do in the land which
the LORD, the God of thy fathers, hath given
thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon
the earth. 2 Ye shall surely destroy all the
places, wherein the nations that ye are to
dispossess served their gods, upon the high
mountains, and upon the hills, and under every
leafy tree. 3 And ye shall break down their
altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn
their Asherim with fire; and ye shall hew down
the graven images of their gods; and ye shall
destroy their name out of that place. 4 Ye shall
not do so unto the LORD your God. 5 But unto
the place which the LORD your God shall
choose out of all your tribes to put His name
there, even unto His habitation shall ye seek,
and thither thou shalt come; 6 and thither ye
shall bring your burnt-offerings, and your
sacrifices, and your tithes, and the offering of
your hand, and your vows, and your
freewill-offerings, and the firstlings of your herd
and of your flock; 7 and there ye shall eat before the
LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that
ye put your hand unto, ye and your households,
wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee. 8
Ye shall not do after all that we do here this
day, every man whatsoever is right in his own
eyes; 9 for ye are not as yet come to the rest
and to the inheritance, which the LORD your
God giveth thee. 10 But when ye go over the
Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD
your God causeth you to inherit, and He giveth
you rest from all your enemies round about, so
that ye dwell in safety; 11 then it shall come to
pass that the place which the LORD your God
shall choose to cause His name to dwell there,
thither shall ye bring all that I command you:
your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, your
tithes, and the offering of your hand, and all
your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD.
12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your
God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters,
and your men-servants, and your
maid-servants, and the Levite that is within your
gates, forasmuch as he hath no portion nor
inheritance with you. 13 Take heed to thyself
that thou offer not thy burnt-offerings in every
place that thou seest; 14 but in the place which
the LORD shall choose in one of thy tribes,
there thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, and
there thou shalt do all that I command thee. 15
Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh
within all thy gates, after all the desire of thy
soul, according to the blessing of the LORD thy
God which He hath given thee; the unclean and
the clean may eat thereof, as of the gazelle, and
as of the hart. 16 Only ye shall not eat the
blood; thou shalt pour it out upon the earth as
water. 17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates
the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thine
oil, or the firstlings of thy herd or of thy flock,
nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy
freewill-offerings, nor the offering of thy hand;
18 but thou shalt eat them before the LORD thy
God in the place which the LORD thy God shall
choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter,
and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant,
and the Levite that is within thy gates; and thou
shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God in all
that thou puttest thy hand unto. 19 Take heed
to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as
long as thou livest upon thy land. 20 When the
LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as He
hath promised thee, and thou shalt say: 'I will
eat flesh', because thy soul desireth to eat flesh;
thou mayest eat flesh, after all the desire of thy
soul. 21 If the place which the LORD thy God
shall choose to put His name there be too far
from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and
of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee,
as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat
within thy gates, after all the desire of thy soul.
22 Howbeit as the gazelle and as the hart is
eaten, so thou shalt eat thereof; the unclean
and the clean may eat thereof alike. 23 Only be
stedfast in not eating the blood; for the blood is
the life; and thou shalt not eat the life with the
flesh. 24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it
out upon the earth as water. 25 Thou shalt not
eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy
children after thee, when thou shalt do that
which is right in the eyes of the LORD. 26 Only
thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows,
thou shalt take, and go unto the place which the
LORD shall choose; 27 and thou shalt offer thy
burnt-offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon
the altar of the LORD thy God; and the blood
of thy sacrifices shall be poured out against the
altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat
the flesh. 28 Observe and hear all these words
which I command thee, that it may go well with
thee, and with thy children after thee for ever,
when thou doest that which is good and right in
the eyes of the LORD thy God. 29 When the
LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from
before thee, whither thou goest in to dispossess
them, and thou dispossessest them, and dwellest
in their land; 30 take heed to thyself that thou
be not ensnared to follow them, after that they
are destroyed from before thee; and that thou
inquire not after their gods, saying: 'How used
these nations to serve their gods? even so will I
do likewise.' 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the
LORD thy God; for every abomination to the
LORD, which He hateth, have they done unto
their gods; for even their sons and their
daughters do they burn in the fire to their gods.



1 All this word which I command you, that shall
ye observe to do; thou shalt not add thereto, nor
diminish from it.
2 If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or
a dreamer of dreams -- and he give thee a sign or
a wonder, 3 and the sign or the wonder come to
pass, whereof he spoke unto thee -- saying: 'Let
us go after other gods, which thou hast not
known, and let us serve them'; 4 thou shalt not
hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto
that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your
God putteth you to proof, to know whether ye
do love the LORD your God with all your heart
and with all your soul. 5 After the LORD your
God shall ye walk, and Him shall ye fear, and
His commandments shall ye keep, and unto His
voice shall ye hearken, and Him shall ye serve,
and unto Him shall ye cleave. 6 And that
prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put
to death; because he hath spoken perversion
against the LORD your God, who brought you
out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out
of the house of bondage, to draw thee aside out
of the way which the LORD thy God
commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put
away the evil from the midst of thee. 7 If thy
brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy
daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy
friend, that is as thine own soul, entice thee
secretly, saying: 'Let us go and serve other gods,'
which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy
fathers; 8 of the gods of the peoples that are
round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from
thee, from the one end of the earth even unto
the other end of the earth; 9 thou shalt not
consent unto him, nor hearken unto him;
neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt
thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him; 10
but thou shalt surely kill him; thy hand shall be
first upon him to put him to death, and
afterwards the hand of all the people. 11 And
thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die;
because he hath sought to draw thee away from
the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the
land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 12
And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do
no more any such wickedness as this is in the
midst of thee. 13 If thou shalt hear tell
concerning one of thy cities, which the LORD
thy God giveth thee to dwell there, saying: 14
'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 ye have not known'; 15
then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and
ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the
thing certain, that such abomination is wrought
in the midst of thee; 16 thou shalt surely smite
the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the
sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is
therein and the cattle thereof, with the edge of
the sword. 17 And thou shalt gather all the spoil
of it into the midst of the broad place thereof,
and shall burn with fire the city, and all the spoil
thereof every whit, unto the LORD thy God;
and it shall be a heap for ever; it shall not be
built again. 18 And there shall cleave nought of
the devoted thing to thy hand, that the LORD
may turn from the fierceness of His anger, and
show thee mercy, and have compassion upon
thee, and multiply thee, as He hath sworn unto
thy fathers; 19 when thou shalt hearken to the
voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all His
commandments which I command thee this
day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the
LORD thy God.


1 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye
shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness
between your eyes for the dead. 2 For thou art a
holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the
LORD hath chosen thee to be His own treasure
out of all peoples that are upon the face of the
earth. 3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable
thing. 4 These are the beasts which ye may eat:
the ox, the sheep, and the goat, 5 the hart, and
the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat,
and the pygarg, and the antelope, and the
mountain-sheep. 6 And every beast that parteth
the hoof, and hath the hoof wholly cloven in
two, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts,
that ye may eat. 7 Nevertheless these ye shall
not eat of them that only chew the cud, or of
them that only have the hoof cloven: the
camel, and the hare, and the rock-badger,
because they chew the cud but part not the
hoof, they are unclean unto you; 8 and the
swine, because he parteth the hoof but cheweth
not the cud, he is unclean unto you; of their
flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye
shall not touch. 9 These ye may eat of all that
are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and
scales may ye eat; 10 and whatsoever hath not
fins and scales ye shall not eat; it is unclean
unto you. 11 Of all clean birds ye may eat. 12
But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the
great vulture, and the bearded vulture, and the
ospray; 13 and the glede, and the falcon, and
the kite after its kinds; 14 and every raven after
its kinds; 15 and the ostrich, and the
night-hawk, and the sea-mew, and the hawk after its
kinds; 16 the little owl, and the great owl, and
the horned owl; 17 and the pelican, and the
carrion-vulture, and the cormorant; 18 and the
stork, and the heron after its kinds, and the
hoopoe, and the bat. 19 And all winged
swarming things are unclean unto you; they
shall not be eaten. 20 Of all clean winged things
ye may eat. 21 Ye shall not eat of any thing
that dieth of itself; thou mayest give it unto the
stranger that is within thy gates, that he may eat
it; or thou mayest sell it unto a foreigner; for
thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God.
Thou shalt not seethe a kid in its mother's milk.
22 Thou shalt surely tithe all the increase of thy
seed, that which is brought forth in the field year
by year. 23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD
thy God, in the place which He shall choose to
cause His name to dwell there, the tithe of thy
corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the
firstlings of thy herd and of thy flock; that thou
mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that
thou art not able to carry it, because the place is
too far from thee, which the LORD thy God
shall choose to set His name there, when the
LORD thy God shall bless thee; 25 then shalt
thou turn it into money, and bind up the money
in thy hand, and shalt go unto the place which
the LORD thy God shall choose. 26 And thou
shalt bestow the money for whatsoever thy soul
desireth, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or
for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul
asketh of thee; and thou shalt eat there before
the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou
and thy household. 27 And the Levite that is
within thy gates, thou shalt not forsake him; for
he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee. 28
At the end of every three years, even in the
same year, thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of
thine increase, and shall lay it up within thy
gates. 29 And the Levite, because he hath no
portion nor inheritance with thee, and the
stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that
are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat
and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may
bless thee in all the work of thy hand which
thou doest.


1 At the end of every seven years thou shalt
make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the
release: every creditor shall release that which
he hath lent unto his neighbour; he shall not
exact it of his neighbour and his brother;
because the LORD'S release hath been
proclaimed. 3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact
it; but whatsoever of thine is with thy brother
thy hand shall release. 4 Howbeit there shall be
no needy among you -- for the LORD will surely
bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God
giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it -- 5 if
only thou diligently hearken unto the voice of
the LORD thy God, to observe to do all this
commandment which I command thee this
day. 6 For the LORD thy God will bless thee, as
He promised thee; and thou shalt lend unto
many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and
thou shalt rule over many nations, but they
shall not rule over thee. 7 If there be among you
a needy man, one of thy brethren, within any of
thy gates, in thy land which the LORD thy God
giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor
shut thy hand from thy needy brother; 8 but
thou shalt surely open thy hand unto him, and
shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in
that which he wanteth. 9 Beware that there be
not a base thought in thy heart, saying: 'The
seventh year, the year of release, is at hand';
and thine eye be evil against thy needy brother,
and thou give him nought; and he cry unto the
LORD against thee, and it be sin in thee. 10
Thou shalt surely give him, and thy heart shall
not be grieved when thou givest unto him;
because that for this thing the LORD thy God
will bless thee in all thy work, and in all that
thou puttest thy hand unto. 11 For the poor
shall never cease out of the land; therefore I
command thee, saying: 'Thou shalt surely open
thy hand unto thy poor and needy brother, in
thy land.' 12 If thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a
Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, he shall
serve thee six years; and in the seventh year
thou shalt let him go free from thee. 13 And
when thou lettest him go free from thee, thou
shalt not let him go empty; 14 thou shalt furnish
him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy
threshing-floor, and out of thy winepress; of
that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed
thee thou shalt give unto him. 15 And thou shalt
remember that thou wast a bondman in the
land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God
redeemed thee; therefore I command thee this
thing to-day. 16 And it shall be, if he say unto
thee: 'I will not go out from thee'; because he
loveth thee and thy house, because he fareth
well with thee; 17 then thou shalt take an awl,
and thrust it through his ear and into the door,
and he shall be thy bondman for ever. And also
unto thy bondwoman thou shalt do likewise. 18
It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou
lettest him go free from thee; for to the double
of the hire of a hireling hath he served thee six
years; and the LORD thy God will bless thee in
all that thou doest.
19 All the firstling males that are born of thy
herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto
the LORD thy God; thou shalt do no work with
the firstling of thine ox, nor shear the firstling of
thy flock. 20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD
thy God year by year in the place which the
LORD shall choose, thou and thy household. 21
And if there be any blemish therein, lameness,
or blindness, any ill blemish whatsoever, thou
shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God. 22
Thou shalt eat it within thy gates; the unclean
and the clean may eat it alike, as the gazelle,
and as the hart. 23 Only thou shalt not eat the
blood thereof; thou shalt pour it out upon the
ground as water.


1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the
passover unto the LORD thy God; for in the
month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee
forth out of Egypt by night. 2 And thou shalt
sacrifice the passover-offering unto the LORD
thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place
which the LORD shall choose to cause His
name to dwell there. 3 Thou shalt eat no
leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou
eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread
of affliction; for in haste didst thou come forth
out of the land of Egypt; that thou mayest
remember the day when thou camest forth out
of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. 4
And there shall be no leaven seen with thee in
all they borders seven days; neither shall any of
the flesh, which thou sacrificest the first day at
even, remain all night until the morning. 5 Thou
mayest not sacrifice the passover-offering
within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy
God giveth thee; 6 but at the place which the
LORD thy God shall choose to cause His name
to dwell in, there thou shalt sacrifice the
passover-offering at even, at the going down of
the sun, at the season that thou camest forth
out of Egypt. 7 And thou shalt roast and eat it
in the place which the LORD thy God shall
choose; and thou shalt turn in the morning, and
go unto thy tents. 8 Six days thou shalt eat
unleavened bread; and on the seventh day shall
be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God;
thou shalt do no work therein. 9 Seven weeks
shalt thou number unto thee; from the time the
sickle is first put to the standing corn shalt thou
begin to number seven weeks. 10 And thou
shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD
thy God after the measure of the
freewill-offering of thy hand, which thou shalt give,
according as the LORD thy God blesseth thee.
11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy
God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and
thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the
Levite that is within they gates, and the stranger,
and the fatherless, and the widow, that are in
the midst of thee, in the place which the LORD
thy God shall choose to cause His name to
dwell there. 12 And thou shalt remember that
thou wast a bondman in Egypt; and thou shalt
observe and do these statutes.
13 Thou shalt keep the feast of tabernacles
seven days, after that thou hast gathered in
from thy threshing-floor and from thy
winepress. 14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy
feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and
thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the
Levite, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and
the widow, that are within thy gates. 15 Seven
days shalt thou keep a feast unto the LORD thy
God in the place which the LORD shall choose;
because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in
all thine increase, and in all the work of thy
hands, and thou shalt be altogether joyful. 16
Three times in a year shall all thy males appear
before the LORD thy God in the place which He
shall choose; on the feast of unleavened bread,
and on the feast of weeks, and on the feast of
tabernacles; and they shall not appear before
the LORD empty; 17 every man shall give as he
is able, according to the blessing of the LORD
thy God which He hath given thee. 18 Judges
and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy
gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
tribe by tribe; and they shall judge the people
with righteous judgment. 19 Thou shalt not
wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons;
neither shalt thou take a gift; for a gift doth
blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words
of the righteous. 20 Justice, justice shalt thou
follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the
land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 21
Thou shalt not plant thee an Asherah of any
kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD thy
God, which thou shalt make thee. 22 Neither
shalt thou set thee up a pillar, which the LORD
thy God hateth.


1 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy
God an ox, or a sheep, wherein is a blemish,
even any evil thing; for that is an abomination
unto the LORD thy God. 2 If there be found in
the midst of thee, within any of thy gates which
the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman,
that doeth that which is evil in the sight of the
LORD thy God, in transgressing His covenant, 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
commanded not; 4 and it be told thee, and thou
hear it, then shalt thou inquire diligently, and,
behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that
such abomination is wrought in Israel; 5 then
shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman,
who have done this evil thing, unto thy gates,
even the man or the woman; and thou shalt
stone them with stones, that they die. 6 At the
mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall
he that is to die be put to death; at the mouth of
one witness he shall not be put to death. 7 The
hand of the witnesses shall be first upon him to
put him to death, and afterward the hand of all
the people. So thou shalt put away the evil from
the midst of thee.
8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in
judgment, between blood and blood, between
plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke,
even matters of controversy within thy gates;
then shalt thou arise, and get thee up unto the
place which the LORD thy God shall choose. 9
And thou shall come unto the priests the
Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in
those days; and thou shalt inquire; and they
shall declare unto thee the sentence of
judgment. 10 And thou shalt do according to
the tenor of the sentence, which they shall
declare unto thee from that place which the
LORD shall choose; and thou shalt observe to
do according to all that they shall teach thee. 11
According to the law which they shall teach
thee, and according to the judgment which they
shall tell thee, thou shalt do; thou shalt not turn
aside from the sentence which they shall declare
unto thee, to the right hand, nor to the left. 12
And the man that doeth presumptuously, in not
hearkening unto the priest that standeth to
minister there before the LORD thy God, or
unto the judge, even that man shall die; and
thou shalt exterminate the evil from Israel. 13
And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do
no more presumptuously. 14 When thou art
come unto the land which the LORD thy God
giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell
therein; and shalt say: 'I will set a king over me,
like all the nations that are round about me'; 15
thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee,
whom the LORD thy God shall choose; one
from among thy brethren shalt thou set king
over thee; thou mayest not put a foreigner over
thee, who is not thy brother. 16 Only he shall
not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the
people to return to Egypt, to the end that he
should multiply horses; forasmuch as the LORD
hath said unto you: 'Ye shall henceforth return
no more that way.' 17 Neither shall he multiply
wives to himself, that his heart turn not away;
neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver
and gold. 18 And it shall be, when he sitteth
upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall
write him a copy of this law in a book, out of
that which is before the priests the Levites. 19
And it shall be with him, and he shall read
therein all the days of his life; that he may learn
to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words
of this law and these statutes, to do them; 20
that his heart be not lifted up above his
brethren, and that he turn not aside from the
commandment, to the right hand, or to the left;
to the end that he may prolong his days in his
kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of
Israel.


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 LORD
made by fire, and His inheritance. 2 And they
shall have no inheritance among their brethren;
the LORD is their inheritance, as He hath
spoken unto them. 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. 4 The first-fruits
of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and
the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou
give him. 5 For the LORD thy God hath chosen
him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in
the name of the LORD, him and his sons for
ever. 6 And if a Levite come from any of thy
gates out of all Israel, where he sojourneth, and
come with all the desire of his soul unto the
place which the LORD shall choose; 7 then he
shall minister in the name of the LORD his God,
as all his brethren the Levites do, who stand
there before the LORD. 8 They shall have like
portions to eat, beside that which is his due
according to the fathers' houses. 9 When thou
art come into the land which the LORD thy God
giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the
abominations of those nations. 10 There shall
not be found among you any one that maketh
his son or his daughter to pass through the fire,
one that useth divination, a soothsayer, or an
enchanter, or a sorcerer, 11 or a charmer, or one
that consulteth a ghost or a familiar spirit, or a
necromancer. 12 For whosoever doeth these
things is an abomination unto the LORD; and
because of these abominations the LORD thy
God is driving them out from before thee. 13
Thou shalt be whole-hearted with the LORD thy
God. 14 For these nations, that thou art to
dispossess, hearken unto soothsayers, and unto
diviners; but as for thee, the LORD thy God
hath not suffered thee so to do. 15 A prophet
will the LORD thy God raise up unto thee, from
the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me;
unto him ye shall hearken; 16 according to all
that thou didst desire of the LORD thy God in
Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying: 'Let
me not hear again the voice of the LORD my
God, neither let me see this great fire any more,
that I die not.' 17 And the LORD said unto me:
'They have well said that which they have
spoken. 18 I will raise them up a prophet from
among their brethren, like unto thee; and I will
put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak
unto them all that I shall command him. 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. 20
But the prophet, that shall speak a word
presumptuously in My name, which I have not
commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in
the name of other gods, that same prophet shall
die.' 21 And if thou say in thy heart: 'How shall
we know the word which the LORD hath not
spoken?' 22 When a prophet speaketh in the
name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor
come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD
hath not spoken; the prophet hath spoken it
presumptuously, thou shalt not be afraid of
him.


1 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the
nations, whose land the LORD thy God giveth
thee, and thou dost succeed them, and dwell in
their cities, and in their houses; 2 thou shalt
separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy
land, which the LORD thy GOD giveth thee to
possess it. 3 Thou shalt prepare thee the way,
and divide the borders of thy land, which the
LORD thy God causeth thee to inherit, into
three parts, that every manslayer may flee
thither. 4 And this is the case of the manslayer,
that shall flee thither and live: whoso killeth his
neighbour unawares, and hated him not in time
past; 5 as when a man goeth into the forest with
his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand
fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the
tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and
lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall
flee unto one of these cities and live; 6 lest the
avenger of blood pursue the manslayer, while
his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the
way is long, and smite him mortally; whereas he
was not deserving of death, inasmuch as he
hated him not in time past. 7 Wherefore I
command thee, saying: 'Thou shalt separate
three cities for thee.' 8 And if the LORD thy God
enlarge thy border, as He hath sworn unto thy
fathers, and give thee all the land which He
promised to give unto thy fathers -- 9 if thou
shalt keep all this commandment to do it, which
I command thee this day, to love the LORD thy
God, and to walk ever in His ways -- then shalt
thou add three cities more for thee, beside these
three; 10 that innocent blood be not shed in the
midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God
giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be
upon thee.
11 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in
wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite
him mortally that he die; and he flee into one of
these cities; 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. 13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou
shalt put away the blood of the innocent from
Israel, that it may go well with thee. 14 Thou
shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark,
which they of old time have set, in thine
inheritance which thou shalt inherit, in the land
that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
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. 16 If an unrighteous witness rise up
against any man to bear perverted witness
against him; 17 then both the men, between
whom the controversy is, shall stand before the
LORD, before the priests and the judges that
shall be in those days. 18 And the judges shall
inquire diligently; and, behold, if the witness be
a false witness, and hath testified falsely against
his brother; 19 then shall ye do unto him, as he
had purposed to do unto his brother; so shalt
thou put away the evil from the midst of thee.
20 And those that remain shall hear, and fear,
and shall henceforth commit no more any such
evil in the midst of thee. 21 And thine eye shall
not pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth,
hand for hand, foot for foot.


1 When thou goest forth to battle against thine
enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a
people more than thou, thou shalt not be afraid
of them; for the LORD thy God is with thee,
who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 2
And it shall be, when ye draw nigh unto the
battle, that the priest shall approach and speak
unto the people, 3 and shall say unto them:
'Hear, O Israel, ye draw nigh this day unto battle
against your enemies; let not your heart faint;
fear not, nor be alarmed, neither be ye
affrighted at them; 4 for the LORD your God is
He that goeth with you, to fight for you against
your enemies, to save you.' 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. 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. 7 And what man is there that
hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her?
let him go and return unto his house, lest he die
in the battle, and another man take her.' 8 And
the officers shall speak further unto the people,
and they shall say: 'What man is there that is
fearful and faint-hearted? let him go and return
unto his house, lest his brethren's heart melt as
his heart.' 9 And it shall be, when the officers
have made an end of speaking unto the people,
that captains of hosts shall be appointed at the
head of the people. 10 When thou drawest nigh
unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim
peace unto it. 11 And it shall be, if it make thee
answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it
shall be, that all the people that are found
therein shall become tributary unto thee, and
shall serve thee. 12 And if it will make no peace
with thee, but will make war against thee, then
thou shalt besiege it. 13 And when the LORD
thy God delivereth it into thy hand, thou shalt
smite every male thereof with the edge of the
sword; 14 but the women, and the little ones,
and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all
the spoil thereof, shalt thou take for a prey unto
thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine
enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given
thee. 15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities
which are very far off from thee, which are not
of the cities of these nations. 16 Howbeit of the
cities of these peoples, that the LORD thy God
giveth th